destiny

The meaning of Destiny in dream | Dream interpretation


(See Calamity; God’s will)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Destiny In A Dream | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Destiny


ACCEPTED

For a business man to dream that his proposition has been accepted, foretells that he will succeed in making a trade, which heretofore looked as if it would prove a failure.

For a lover to dream that he has been accepted by his sweetheart, denotes that he will happily wed the object of his own and others’ admiration.

If this dream has been occasioned by overanxiety and weakness, the contrary may be expected.

The elementary influences often play pranks upon weak and credulous minds by lying, and deceptive utterances. Therefore the dreamer should live a pure life, fortified by a strong will, thus controlling his destiny by expelling from it involuntary intrusions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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OATMEAL

To dream of eating oatmeal, signifies the enjoyment of worthily earned fortune.

For a young woman to dream of preparing it for the table, denotes that she will soon preside over the destiny of others.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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SERIAL DREAMS

An unresolved problem or an incomplete event of destiny; when resolved, the dreams will cease... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ACCELERATOR

1. A warning to slow down.

2. If in control of an accel­erator (whether it be on a car, boat or aircraft), then one is in control of his/her destiny.

3. If accelerator is jammed, part of one’s life is out of control (e.G., Drinking). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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AIRPLANE

1. One wants to fly away, be free.

2. If one wants to fly the plane, he/she wants to control his/her own destiny. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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FABRIC

1. The grand design, destiny, fate.

2. A need or desire to hide something, possibly an aspect of self. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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HIJACK

1. Fears and anxieties—usually over loss of emotional con­trol, often over loss of control of a situation.

2. Anger or feelings of futility that one has no control over destiny.

3. Someone has “hijacked” the dreamer’s projects, activities or even relation­ships. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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HOROSCOPE

1. Good and exciting, maybe romantic, things are on the way, possibly due to travels or changes.

2. A need to focus on the “here and now” and rely less on fate or destiny.

3. Fears and anx­ieties regarding the future. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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OUIJA BOARD

1. Unpredictability or uncertainty about the future.

2. Acceptance of destiny.

3. Mystery and curiosity. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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PATH

1. Destiny.

2. Progress.

3. Peaceful state of mind (if path is un­blocked). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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PIRATE

1. Not having control over one’s life, destiny.

2. Justifiable is­sues of trust in relationships, likely friendships, may arise.

3. Freedom and adventure may be in the offing; use caution with questionable behavior.

4. To feel unworthy of credit for or undeserving of accomplishments or gains. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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RAPIDS

1. An emotionally turbulent period is ahead.

2. A deep feel­ing of a loss of direction in life, a loss of control over one’s destiny. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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ROAD

1. Destiny.

2. Immediate destiny in pursuit of goals.

3. Good health. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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RUDDER

1. Direction in life, sense of control over destiny.

2. Travel, possible journeys, likely emotional (note condition of the ship or boat and the clarity of water).

3. Fear of travel. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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TRIPLETS

1. Great joy, a surprise is in the offing after a great period of suffering.

2. A feeling that obstacles can be overcome, usu­ally in business affairs.

3. Destiny or divine intervention is at hand. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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BILLY GOAT

In a dream, a billy goat represents a person who has an awesome look, but makes stupid choices.

A billy goat also means a great person of an extraordinary destiny. It also could represents one’s son.

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CALAMITY

(Catastrophe; Destiny; Fate; Kismet) In a dream, calamity represents the opposite effect in real life, meaning rejoicing after suffering from great distress.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CEMETERY

(Burial ground; Grave; Graveyard) Seeing a cemetery or a graveyard in a dream means appeasement and comfort for a terrified person, and dismay to a comfortable and a relaxed person.

A graveyard represents the elements of fear, hope and return to guidance after heedlessness.

A cemetery represents the hereafter, because it is its vehicle.

A cemetery in a dream also represents the prison of the body, but in a dream, it also means seclusion, devotion, abstinence, asceticism or admonition. Acemetery also can be interpreted as the dead looking drunkard in a bar, a man laying flat in a prostitution house, the home of a heedless person who often sleeps rather than pray or a hypocrite whose deeds are not subject to receiving a heavenly reward, etcetera.

If a sick person walks into a funeral procession in a dream, it means that his illness will culminate in his death.

If he is not sick and then during that procession he weeps or prays for the deceased person in the dream, it means that he will repent of his sins, join spiritual study circles and serves the people of knowledge. Such a person also may attain a blessed spiritual station and benefit from what he hears and sees.

If one sees himself walking in a funeral procession and neglecting respect and contemplation, and instead laughs and jokes, it means that he will befriend evildoers and accept their evil conduct as a standard norm of behavior.

If one sees himself visiting a graveyard for seclusion, self-awakening and self-restraint, then if he reflects about words of truth, wisdom and repentance in his dream, it means that he will be asked tojudge between two people, and that he will rule with justice.

If one does not contemplate thus in the dream, it means that he will forget about something important or dear to his heart. Ifone enters the graveyard calling to prayers in a dream, it means that he will admonish people, commands what is good and forbids what is evil.

If one sees himself entering a graveyard and walking over the scattered bones of the dead people in a dream, it means that he will die and be buried there.

A cemetery in a dream also represents admonition, reading the Qur’an, crying, reminiscence, piety, surrender to one’s destiny and discarding worldly gains.

A cemetery in a dream also may represent the scholars, ascetics, governors, leaders, camps or a brothel.

The graves of saints or shrines in a dream signify innovation, heedlessness, intoxication, adultery, corruption and fear.

A stone tomb or a sarcophagus in a dream signifies profits, war prisoners, a booty or exposing one’s personal secrets.

(Also see Burial; Grave; Shrine)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DIVINE THRONE

(The Glorious Throne of God Almighty.) Seeing the Divine Throne of God Almighty in its perfect form means blessings, glad tidings and correctness of one’s faith.

If one sees the Divine Throne missing one of its attributes in a dream, it means heedlessness and innovation. Seeing the Glorious Throne of God Almighty in a dream may entail whatever good or evil destiny one may go through. Seeing the Divine Throne in a dream also means receiving a high ranking position or assuming a noble function, if one qualifies, or it could represent one’s wife, house, vehicle, victory over his enemy, writing poems, or doing good deeds for the one who sees it in its perfect, radiant and glorious manifestation. Ifone sees the Divine Throne, and ifhe sees God Almighty sitting on it in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, determination and correct religious adherence.

If one sees himself sitting upon the Divine Throne and his Lord sitting under it in a dream, and ifone qualifies for governing, then it means that he will oppress the religious scholars, show arrogance and spread evil on earth.

If one does not qualify for governing, then it means that he will become a disobedient son to his parents, oppose his teacher, rebel against his superior, issue a verdict without knowledge, commit aggression against others, or if he is ajudge, he will be an unjust one.

(Also see Allah; Carriers ofthe Divine Throne; Chair)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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GOD’S WILL

(Destiny; Divine will) Acknowledging God’s will in a dream signifies receiving great benefits, prosperity or reaping the fruits of success in whatever good project one undertakes.

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MURMUR

(Grumble; Rumble) Murmuring or grumbling in a dream denotes the impeachment of the governor, recovering from an illness, ajourney for someone who loves to travel, losses for arguing people, or perhaps it could mean marriage and celebrations.

To murmur in a dream also means to follow innovations and to lock one’s destiny on the path of error.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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POT

(Cooking pot; Vessel) In a dream, a cooking pot represents one’s wife, his livelihood and home, while the lid represents the husband.

If the pot looks in a good condition and of value in one’s dream, then it represents his nobility and honor. Apottery cookware salesman in a dream represents comfort and one does not need to travel to earn his livelihood, while a copper cookware or other types of cookware salesman in a dream represent a livelihood based on travelling from door to door.

A cooking pot in a dream also represents a scholar or a man of knowledge who is sitting in the teacher’s chair, while the meat, vegetables and spices inside the pot represent his knowledge, wisdom and their benefits for the seeker. Apot on fire with water boiling inside it in a dream represents a divorced woman.

A pot in a dream also represents a handsome looking man who cares about his neighbors’ opinions.

A pot in a dream also could represent a housekeeper. Whatever happens to it in a dream could affect the housekeeper. Ifthere is a sick person in a family, and if one sees a cooking pot he does not know what’s inside it in a dream, the stove here represents his bed, the fire represents his depression and the boiling water represents his worries. Ifthe boiling stops, and if the contents start to cool down, and if the fire is put offin one’s dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. Putting a pot with meat and vegetables on the stove in a dream means imposing oneself on someone to receive a favor.

If the meat is cooked in his dream, it means that one will greatly benefit from such a person, and his earnings will be lawful. Ifthe meat does not cook, it means that whatever he earns through the other person will be unlawful. Stirring a pot in a dream means backbiting someone. Ifone eats directly from the pot in a dream, it represents money one could save otherwise beside other benefits.

If the pot one is stirring in his dream does not contain any meat or food, it means that he will ask a poor person to do something beyond his means, and consequently he will not benefit from his doing.

A cooking pot in a dream also represents one’s relentlessness toward his enemy.

A pot in a dream also denotes one’s contentment and his acceptance of his destiny and of the divine providence.

A pot in a dream also represents a woman or money.

The sauce represents lawful earnings that are accompanied with some hassles.

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PURSUIT

(Claim; Search; Wanted) In a dream, pursuit means one’s destiny, or death. Ifone sees himselfwanted by his enemy in a dream, it means that he may die shortly. On the other hand, pursuit in a dream also could represent things that foster one’s pride, such as knowledge, schooling, degrees, money, or work. Ifone sees himselfpursued by someone in a dream, it means sorrow and distress. Pursuit in a dream also represents one’s goal in life. Ifone is not a fugitive, then to see himself wanted in a dream means appeasement of his fears.

If one sees an ugly looking person searching for him in a dream, he then represents an unwanted catastrophe, or a mishap.

If one is caught by his claimant, then it means increase of his fears. Ifone sees himself pursuing something, or seeking to get something in a dream, it means that he will attain his goal or at least a part of it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SCISSORS

(Clippers; Shears) In a dream, scissors mean slander and causing harm to someone’s reputation without regard for the truth. Scissors in a dream also represent a legal guardian who discerns between true and false. Holding a pair of scissors in a dream means delivering a brother for one’s first born son, or having two businesses feeding one another, unless if one is unmarried, then holding a pair of scissors, or a nail clipper in a dream means getting married.

If one sees a pair of scissors falling from the skies in a dream, they represent the scissors of destiny and the end of his life in this world. Clipping people’s beards in a dream means backbiting them.

A pair of scissors in a dream also represents business partners. Sheep shearing with a pair of scissors in a dream means prosperity. Holding a pair of scissors in a dream also means a dispute that requires a judge or a mediator.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SPEARMAN

A battle between spearmen in a dream represents a blow of fate, a mishap, or a calamity.

The way to avoid such a mishap is by spending money and efforts on God’s path. Such a battle also could mean an attack against one’s religion, a calumny, or mocking another person’s faith, or speaking ill of righteous people, or being sarcastic about religion, or it could mean slander, defamation, confuting someone, defaming him, vilification, or making libelous statements against someone. Ifone sees himselfstabbing someone with a spear, a sword, a lance, or a wooden post in a dream, it means making or publishing libelous statements about someone, and in that case, he is the assailant and he is liable for his actions, also he will be subjected to the same destiny. Ifone stabs, wounds, or threatens someone with any of the above weapons, or if he points them toward the other person but does not attack him in the dream, it means that he will be tempted to slander or defame him, then he will withhold himself from doing so.

If one sees people fighting with spears in a dream, it means that a plague will strike that place, or it could mean rising prices.

If one sees them rebelling against the government in the dream, it means that prices will fall.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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STEERING WHEEL

Holding onto a steering wheel in a dream means pursuing one’s own destiny and whatever good or bad it brings. Controlling a steering wheel in a dream means that adverse conditions will turn easy through one’s determination and perseverance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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TRUST IN GOD

To express one’s trust in God Almighty in a dream signifies the end of adversities and the achievement of one’s goals.

To proclaim one’s trust is God in a dream is an indication of true faith, recognition of God’s supremacy, cessation of adversities and victory over one’s enemy. Putting one’s trust in God Almighty in a dream also means repenting from sin. Otherwise, perhaps it may indicate the infallibility of one’s destiny, though the end result of one’s encounter with his adversities will prove him triumphant.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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MEDICINE MAN

To be helped be an Indian medicine man is the best kind of good luck in business omen as this shows that you can expect to receive the backing of powerful friends are backers that will assure your success and your fortune. Unfortunately if you are beyond help, this shows that your destiny is to fail unless you change into more modern ways of doing things.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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OATMEAL

To dream of cooking and serving oatmeal shows that you will soon have control over the life and destiny of someone close to you.

To eat oatmeal that someone has prepared especially for you denotes the addition of well earned finances in your environment for you to enjoy.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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CAVE

Example: ‘I am in a large, airy cave-like room. I am pregnant and wearing a white gown. I am lying on my back on a flat slablike surface with my legs drawn up’ (Joan D). Prenatal life; the vagina; the process of reproduction and birth. Also an entrance to our unconscious; in some dreams a real contact with the forces of our evolutionary journey. We may find in the cave a fear of madness or being lost; a sense of meeting the divine; our own traumas or destiny; a meeting with death and rebirth. See catacomb, crypt; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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FLYING

Example: During childhood I leamt to fly in a long sequence of dreams. Each linked very clearly to the last. I would go to the nearby churchyard and in the beginning I would run along as fast as I could then jump and just manage to extend the jump by a great effon of will. In subsequent practices I managed gradually to extend the jump for many yards; and eventually I could skim along indefinitely.

The next stage though was to extend my height, and this took enor­mous effort of will and body. I made active swimming mo­tions and climbed, but only held altitude with great and con­stant concentration. With further practice still, this clumsy mode of flying was left behind as I leamt to use pure motiva­tion or will to lift me into the air and carry me easily and gracefully wherever I wished. At this stage my flying was swift, mobile and without struggle’ (Jason V).

The example illustrates how much will, effort and learning can be involved in flying in dreams. This aspect of flying connects with the gaining of independence and the expression of one’s poten­tial. We are all born into a certain paradigm or ‘reality’. At one time, part of the ‘reality’ for most Britons was that anyone without a white skin was a heathen or savage. At other times the reality’ has been that anything heavier than air could not fly. Meteors did not exist because theory discounted them. And so on.

To break free of such paradigms and from the gravity’ or hold our parental and social authority has on us to find a measure of emotional and intellectual freedom, takes the son of will, effort and learning depicted.

Flying expresses also the dealing with our internal influ­ences which hold us down, such as self doubt, anxiety, de­pression.

Example: ‘I was flying. I felt nervous at first that I would fall down, but not afraid. I soon became confident and felt very happy and wanted the sensation to continue. I was lying over a building, could have been a small church, crematorium or graveyard but did not feel afraid or upset. When I woke I lay in bed and tried very hard to keep the feelings with me and, for reasons unknown, I do not wish to forget it’ (Mrs SM). In flying, Mrs SM is finding a way to look at death—the graveyard—which gives her a different viewpoint, a different feeling reaction to it, and she doesn’t want to lose that pre­cious newly learnt view. In their maturing process some peo- pie learn to see their thoughts and emotions as things they expenence rather than things they are, and this brings the sort of new viewpoint seen in the example.

Example: ‘I was in a building with a group of people. I was being chased and suddenly flew up in the air to escape my pursuers’ (Michael O). Learning independence, and the abil­ity to make decisions despite what others feel, may be done by ignoring our own feelings. This may be achieved by always keeping busy; never having quiet moments alone; filling empty periods with entertainment or company; smoking, drinking alcohol, taking sedatives or tranquillisers; ngid posi­tive thinking. Then, as Michael does in his dream, we fly from issues we are pursued by instead of resolving them. This may lead us to the extremes of being either rigidly materialistic, or as rigidly ethereal. In either case we lose contact with every­day human issues, and may begin to have the escape-type flying dream, or an out of body experience.

Example: 41 knew I could fly. I picked up one of the young women I felt love for and flew with her.’ Laughingly I felt like superman, and flew easily’ (Simon W). Flying alone occurs most frequently, showing the independent aspect of flying. But because it often involves our positive feelings of pleasure, flying may depict our sexuality, as above, especially aspects of it expressing freedom from social norms and restraints.

Example: ‘I was floating atop a tree near houses and a rising walkway. I was saying to people around the tree that I had found something wonderful. Reaching out my hand I told them they could join me if they accepted this possibility in themselves. Some thought it was a publicity campaign, but were enjoying the spectacle.

A few reached out and were im­mediately with me, until there were about six of us, men and women. We joined hands, experiencing a most amazing sense of well-being. Then we slowly and effortlessly flew to a great height, leaving a trail of coloured smoke which could be seen for miles. It was to demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit. We then descended and were going somewhere else to show others’ (Margareta H). Transcendence is also depicted by flying.

The tree is Margareta’s personal life. She is at the growing tip, transcending, leaving behind her past. Being high in flight, on a hill or mountain also represents the action of seeing our life as a whole, having a sense of our overall direc­tion and destiny, our essential self. This frequently gives rise to the drive to give of one’s best to others, as Margareta does in leaving behind a sign—the spire of colour.

Some researchers believe flying dreams often precede lucid dreams. See lucid dreams; out of body experience. See also Hill; mountain. Idioms: fly by night, flying high; send flying.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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RIVER

The images used in drama of rivers helps us under­stand their symbolism.

The river can be calm, in flood, or even dried up, representing our state of feeling about our en­ergy, sexuality and emotions—the energy which as anxiety can cause illness, or as pleasure sustain health. Similarly we can drown in the river (drown in despair), float on it, be carried along by prevailing feelings, or cross over, suggesting change or even death. Generally, then, it depicts the feelings which flow through us or we are immersed in; the process of life in our body, connecting with emotions, sexuality and changes of mood, the flow and events of our life or destiny. Being in river: being influenced by or immersed in one’s inter­nal flow of feelings and energies. Crossing river: making great changes.

If one is in the water to cross, it means meeting a lot of emotions in the process of change. Seeing someone cross river feelings about death; same as falling in river. Going against current: resisting one’s own feelings, going against prevailing influences or attitudes; going back to the womb.

Directing a river: channelling one’s emotional or sexual en­ergy. Stagnant river: restrained feelings or sexuality; holding oneself back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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STARS

Intuitions about the cosmos, the perhaps almost un- noticeable promptings or motivations which occur through life leading us in a particular direction—destiny; hopes or wishes. See star under shapes, symbols. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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TRAVELLING

What you are doing with your life. Thus your destiny or direction in life; the direction or function of your personal growth at time of dream; the movement of life through the aging process. Travelling without goal: having no aim in life; confused about direction; taking life as it comes. Going on holiday: moving towards giving yourself more free time; growth towards allowing yourself to fulfil your needs instead of always considering other people. Travelling to an island: becoming more independent; isolating oneself. Travel­ling alone: independence; loneliness. Travelling with others: one’s social relationships; how you compare yourself with others; what feelings and attitudes influence you. See railway; boat; road; airplane. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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ACTOR

1- To dream of an actor, particularly a famous one. is to become aware of the ego in oneself. Very often we become conscious of the roles we play in life and recognise that we are perhaps not playing the part we really want to in life.

2- We each are actors in our own play, so to see ourselves as actors suggests we may be using an artificial personality or not taking charge of our own destiny. We are being given the opportunity to create a new personality.

3- Wc each need to take responsibility for our actions and the act of living.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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BACHELOR

1- To dream of meeting a bachelor indicates that we arc searching for freedom cither within our emotions or in our love life.

If the dreamer is male, he may be wishing for the freedom to achieve something he might find difficult in partnership.

2- We need to open up the masculine side of ourselves in order to accomplish our destiny.

3- A bachelor in a dream can highlight the side of us which docs not require emotional lies at this particular time.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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JOURNEY

1- The image of a journey is a very- potent one in dream work. Anytime the idea of a journey becomes apparent, it is to do with the way that we carry on our everyday lives and how we move forward. Every step that we take towards understanding ourselves and the world we live in can be pictured in terms of a journey; and the dreams that a person has reflect that movement. In our ordinary everyday- speech we use idioms to suggest our understanding. We speak of the ups and downs of life, of being at a standstill and so on. Each moment is totally unique, and thai uniqueness is reflected in our dreams. Mostly dreams arc about the here and now and give a snapshot picture as to what is happening at this particular moment.

The images will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or mav be.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognisable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

Any sense of having completed a journey - arriving home, touching down and so on indicates the successful completion of our aims. Collisions represent arguments and conflicts which arc often caused by our own aggression.

A difficult journey now behind us means we have come through the difficulties and setbacks of the past.

The obstacles ahead indicates we are aware of the difficulties which may occur.

We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible. Turning a corner shows we have accepted the need for a change of direction. We may have made a major decision. Avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses. Stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive. At a standstill/in a traffic jam indicates we arc being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Departing (departures from airports, stations, etc.) Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new- beginning. We are leaving the old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in outlives leaves us, wc may dream of departures and the grief’ that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives.

The destination, when it becomes apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have our inner motivation may be totally- different to our outer behaviour and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.

The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way.

It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.

Driving The whole of the symbolism of driving in dreams is particularly obvious. It represents our basic urges, wants and needs.

If we are driving we arc in control.

If we are not happy when someone else is driving we may not trust that person and may not wish to be dependent on them. When someone else takes over, we are becoming passive.

If we are overtaking the car in front, we are achieving success, but perhaps in a competitive manner. When we are overtaken, we may feel someone else has got the better of us. Once again the way we are in everyday life is reflected in the dream. Our drives, aggressions, fears and doubts arc all reflected in our driving.

Engine This represents the sexual impulse or instinctive drives, one’s basic motivation.

Passenger It will depend if we are a passenger in a vehicle or are carrying passengers.

If the former, we may feel that we are being carried along by circumstances, and have not really thought out our own way forward.

If the latter, we may have know- ingly or inadvertently made ourselves responsible for other people. Travelling with one other passenger suggests we may be considering our relationship with that person.

Road The road in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as each individual vehicle demonstrates the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path. Any turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted il may be a period of lime, or may mean an efTort. Going uphill will suggest extra effort while going downhill will suggest lack of conlrol. Traffic accidents and offences These may all be to do with sexuality or self image; perhaps we are not being careful to ensure that our conduct is good.

A collision might suggest a conflict with someone. Road rage would signify not being in control of our emolions and so on.

2- The type of transport may- suggest how we are moving through this particular stage of our lives. Previously the horse was used as an image to depict how we dealt with life. Nowadays the car, the aeroplane and so on have been substituted.

The vehicle which appears in our dreams often conforms with the view we hold of ourselves.

For instance, we may be driving a very basic type of car or a Rolls Roycc (One dreamer described an image he had as a Rolls Rovce that thinks it’s a Mini’). Such an image may represent either our physical body or our personality.

If the dreamer is driving he perhaps feels more in control of his own destinv.

If he is a passenger he may feel others are trying to control his life.

If he is with friends he may be aware of a group goal.

If he does not know the other people he may need to explore his ability to make social relationships. Aeroplane (also see individual entry) An aeroplane suggests a swift easy journey with some attention to detail. We may be embarking on a new sexual relationship.

An airman or pilot This is a romanticised picturc of either the Animus or of the Self (see Inhvdiu tion). Bicycling This suggests youth and freedom, and perhaps the first stirrings of sexual awareness. Boats (and sea voyages) It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream.

A small rowing boat would suggest an emotional journey but one done alone.

A yacht might suggest a similar journey clone with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new- horizons but in the company of others. What the boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.g. running aground, pulling into harbour etc. Making a long journey This suggests leaving friends and family as would running away to sea.

Disembarking The end of a project, successful or otherwise. Missing the boat We have not paid enough attention to detail in a project in our waking lives. Any narrow waterway or river suggests the birth experience. Ship A ship is usually taken as feminine because of its capricious- ness. Ferry, rowboat This holds all the symbolism of the journey across the River Styx after death.

It is the giving up of selfish desires.

After this we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of life. Bus (also see individual entry) A bus journey is that part of our lives where we are conscious of the need to travel and to be with other people. We perhaps have a common aim with them. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection We arc not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue our lives. Getting on the wrong bus, going the wrong way There are conflicting desires and we need to listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action. Not being able to pay the fare We do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid attention to detail.

Car (carriage, cart, chariot) (also see individual entries) The car is a reflection of the dreamer and how he or she handles life. It reflects the physical body, so anything wrong with the car will alert us to a problem.

For instance if the engine is not working properly we are not able to get up enough energy to go 011. If the starting motor was not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project.

It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Even in everyday life it can be seen that a car is a reflection of a person’s self image and possibly sexuality. Any part of the car will have significance.

The back tyres might suggest the dreamer’s support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Lorry A lorry in a dream will have the same significance as a car. except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general.

Motorbike, motorcycle The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an image of independent behaviour, and is often a symbol for the sexual act. It can also be a symbol of freedom.

A Hell’s Angel would suggest some kind of anarchical behaviour. Trains A train will often highlight the dreamer’s attitude to social behaviour and relationships with other people. It will also clarify his attitude to himself.

A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be outdated and obsolete, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have successfully been able to have outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal. Missing the train We do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way either bccause we have forgotten something, or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train alternating with those of catching one shows we are trying to sort out our motivation. Getting off the train before its destination We are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. This can also signify premature ejaculation. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts The dreamer has changed his mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we arc going. Recognising the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.

The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.

For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.

Walk If in our dreams we are aware of having to walk, it usually suggests that we are capable of making a part of our life journey by ourselves without any help. Going for a walk We can enjoy the process of recharging our batteries and clearing our minds.

3- The image of a journey becomes more apparent as time goes on and death approaches. We become more aware of reaching our final destination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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LOOM

1- A loom in dreams will obviously have a different significance if it is a work tool, or if one is a creative artist. By and large a loom suggests creativity whether more mechanical or craft-oriented. We all have the ability within ourselves to create beautiful objects and the loom is one of these symbols.

2- A loom picks up on the symbol of weaving and the idea of creating our own lives. VVe have certain basic materials which can lay down an elementary pattern, but we must add our own touches which give the individuality to the overall woven object.

The loom is the tool we need to achieve the right pattern.

3- The loom in spiritual terms suggest fate, time, and the weaving of destiny.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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LOTTERY

A lottery particularly in today’s climate suggests the idea of gaining through taking a risk.

To dream of winning a lottery would suggest that one has either been lucky or clever in waking life.

To dream of losing might suggest that someone else was in control of our destiny.

A lottery can highlight all sorts of belief systems, some valid and some not.

The idea of random selection - particularly mechanically links with belief in a mechanistic universe.

The lottery also denotes one’s attitude to greed and poverty and to the principle of winning through luck rather than effort.

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SAILOR

1- Most people have a rather antiquated idea of the sailor.

It is this image that usually appears in dreams. He represents freedom, both of movement and of spirit, and is a representation of the Tramp (see Archetypes). He suggests someone who is totally in control of his own destiny.

A modern- day sailor would have the added benefit of being in control of his own environment.

2- If a sailor does appear in a dream, particularly in a woman’s, he is usually a somewhat romanticised figure and can represent the Hero (see Archetypes). In a man’s dream he represents the part of himself which seeks freedom, but that needs to be given permission or authority to take that freedom.

3- Spiritually; the sailor can signify communication.

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SHIELD

1- A shield is a symbol of preservation. It can appear in dreams as a warrior’s shield, or as a barrier between the dreamer and the rest of the world.

If we are shielding someone else, then we need to be sure our actions are appropriate and supportive.

If we arc being shielded, we need to be clear as to whether we are crccting the shield or whether it is being erected for us.

2- In myths and legends the Amazonian woman is shown carrying a shield. This symbolises the sheltering, protective aspect of the feminine.

3- In spiritual development the shield appears as a symbol of a particular stage of growth.

It is at this point that the individual needs to appreciate that he has control over his own destiny. This symbol often first appears in dreams representing this stage of development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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SPIDER

1- There is a great deal of ambivalence in the image of the spider. On a very mundane level it is disliked, perhaps because of its scuttling movement but also because of its association with dirt. In dreams it can also suggest deviousness.

2- In psychological terms the spicier connects with the Mandala (see Mandala).

It is the ability to create a perfect pattern which both nurtures and protects us at the same time.

3- Spiritually the spider represents the Great Mother in her role as the Weaver. She weaves destiny from the bodv of her self, and is there fore the Creator. In coming lo terms with this aspect, we become weavers of our own destiny.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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TABLET

also see Pill

1- Taking medicine in the form of tablets signifies our recognition of our need to be healthv. We need to ‘heal’ something that is wrong.

If we are giving tablets to someone else we may be aware that their needs are not being satisfied.

2- In magical terms, a tablet presupposes knowledge greater than our own and therefore represents an element of trust. We trust our destiny to someone else.

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ISLAND

(see Desertion)

Isolation and solitude, sometimes by choice. In these moments remember that even Moses had to spend time alone to find his destiny (see Desert).

Being shipwrecked by, or stranded in, life’s storms, without emotional support (see Boat, Water).

An archetypal Paradise or Eden where one strives for wholeness. In the myths of the Russians, Norse, Danes, and Hindus, islands are places filled with magical creatures and idyllic peace (see Garden).

Unshakable resolve and strength (e.g., being the “island in the stoi7n”).... The Language of Dreams

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PATH

(see Alley, Comer, Dead End, Highway)

Spiritual directions and focus. Taoism, for example, translated from the Chinese, means “the way” or “path.” Buddhism teaches the eightfold path to enlightenment. Christ spoke of the path of righteousness.

A guideline, edict, or idea that you are following now, or plan to follow in the future. Paths have defined borders that set them apart from the accompanying countryside, showing the way to go.

A sign of fahy mischief or presence. In European and rural American folklore, bright green lines of grass were called fairy paths, and believed to be created by the passage of these elemental beings.

Meandering: Varying from your destiny or taking temporary detours away from a previously specified goal.

Divergent: A decision must be made, but both options appear equal. See if your dream reveals something about this choice that you have not seen yet, such as one path exhibiting weeds that might entangle you.

Well-worn: Either being in a rut, or staying so constrained to one way of thinking and living that the same old routes get walked again and again.

Straight: Staying true to your ideals, lifestyle, and / or goals.... The Language of Dreams

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SEWING

(see Fabric, Needle)

The need to repair a relationship, a system of belief, or any other situation that has somehow been allowed to disintegrate, or torn apart by negativity-.

Sewing machines represent having all the tools you need to fix a situation. Don’t be afraid to rely on your wisdom, talents, and insight.

Thread symbolizes the lines of fate and destiny that we all work within and weave.

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TREASURE

(see Antiques, Excavation, Gold, Aline, Silver)

Gifts, talents, and abilities within you that are just waiting for discover)’. Friends, loved ones, and other precious things in life.

Unexpected prosperity that conies through a windfall.

Digging deep to reconnect with the suhconscious, Higher Self, or Collective Unconscious.

Consider each piece of treasure for additional symbolism.

For example, unearthing a jeweled crown can represent taking up your rightful role as the ruler of your destiny, and finding a string of pearls can symbolize following the voice of wisdom for successful outcomes.... The Language of Dreams

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VEIL

(see Curtain, Dancing, Fabric, Wedding)

Separations between people, situations, or dimensions.

The Hebrew veils ot the temple marked the line between the outer and inner sanctuary, the latter of which was YHWH’s abode.

Societal transitions, just as marriage veils mark the transition from single woman to wife.

Insecurity.

The need to hide behind something so that your true feelings cannot be seen.

Dreaming of bridal veils, especially for a woman, portends successful changes.

Putting aside a veil reflects a willingness to accept a change in status or role in a situation.

Celtic: The movement of fate, which can never be totally seen or known within mortal limits. It was believed that a peek behind fate’s veil presaged death.

Seven veils, such as those possessed by Salome and Isis, represent the planetary spheres (see Planets, Zodiac Signs). On the dream plane, this may open new insight into the weavings of fate or destiny as they interact with your free will.

Veils may also reflect endings, as they were often worn by widows during mourning.... The Language of Dreams

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WHEEL

(see Car, Circle, Seasons)

Time’s cyclical movement, especially the seasons. In India, Kali ruled the Time Wheel that fixed life and death for all things. In ancient Greece, the 12 zodiacal houses are fixed around a wheel.

Native American: The medicine wheel that symbolizes everything’s equality.

If one part of the wheel is ignored or broken, the entire thing doesn’t function right.

A mandala that equates to the cosmic model or pattern that maintains congruity of life- death-rebirth, beginning-middle-end-return on both intimate and universal levels.

It is thereby a vital representation of the rede “as within, so without.”

The power of fate and destiny.

The Etruscans and Romans both had goddesses whose domain was the wheel of time and fate. In the Tarot, there is also the WTieel of Fortune that marks the succession of human and universal affairs.

A source of control and regulation (see Car).

A cycle that the psyche sets into motion, resulting in internal change, or external events.... The Language of Dreams

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BASEBALL

Baseball has often been connected metaphorically with playing the game of life. Sometimes you may be delivered a curveball or a fastball, either of which may throw you off balance, There are nine innings in a baseball game, and the number nine symbolizes completion.

The object of the game is to score a run by grossing home plate. Getting home may represent your spimual destiny.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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