To dream of digging, denotes that you will never be in want, but life will be an uphill affair.
To dig a hole and find any glittering substance, denotes a favorable turn in fortune; but to dig and open up a vast area of hollow mist, you will be harrassed with real misfortunes and be filled with gloomy forebodings. Water filling the hole that you dig, denotes that in spite of your most strenuous efforts things will not bend to your will. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Excavate) Digging the earth in a dream means profits equal to the measure of earth one piles-up if the dirt is dry. However, if the ground is wet in the dream, it means deceiving someone else in a business venture, whereby, he gains nothing from it but headache and exhaustion equal to the amount of earth he piles-up.
The digger’s plot also may backfire.
If a sick person or if someone in his household who is sick sees himself digging the earth in a dream, it could mean digging a grave.
If a business traveller sees himself digging the earth, it represents his travels and the dirt he gathers represent his profits. Digging a hole, a water well or irrigations and planing to water the plants through them in a dream means looking for a job to earn one’s livelihood and to bring its benefits to his family. Eating from the dirt one digs in his dream, means profits earned from deception. Finding oneself inside a hole in a dream means that one may divorce his wife.
If one sees himself outside a hole, looking at it in a dream, it means an argument with her which will end in reconciliation. Ifa sick person sees himselfcoming out of a hole in a dream, it means recovering from illness or being set free from prison.
If one sees himself digging the earth in a dream, it also means muddling in falsehood to earn nothing but wrath. Digging a cavity through a mountain in a dream represents a person who associates himself with a difficult but a beneficial person. Digging a well in a dream also represents a crafty and an artful deceiver.
A person digging the ground in a dream also represents a jailer, or veiling abominable actions.
(Also see Pickax; Construction worker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dig in clean ground denotes thrift and good luck; in dirty or wet grdund, trouble; to dig for gold and find large lumps, good fortune; to fail to find it, disappointment (Raphael). Most dreams of honest toil are of favorable augury.... The Fabric of Dream
Digging in the ground in a dream may ask you to dig up old memories from childhood in order to transform emotional patterns that interfere with your happiness. It may also comment on excavating the treasures within. Digging up bones may point to the excavation of old feelings of grief around previous losses in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you are digging suggests that you are expending too much effort. You may be attempting to get to the bottom of a situation that has caused you grief. You could also be concerned with self-discovery or your inner persona.
To dream that you dig a hole and discover something shiny suggests that there will be good luck coming your way.
To dream that you dig a hole and fill it with water signifies that regardless of your effort, you cannot get things to turn out the way you want. You should understand the concept of compromise.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are digging in your dream then you are looking for secret or hidden information. This dream could symbolize your search for depth and meaning in your relationships, or that you are trying to get to the bottom of an important issue.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of digging can mean you’re trying to hide something from others, or a search for the answer to a problem. Digging straight down in the earth means you are trying to understand yourself better. Also see “Archaeology.”... My Dream Interpretation
The significance of this dream varies according to the circumstances of the dreamer.
For a person in business cm* in a job, it signifies that hard, or harder, work will be necessary to attain what he wants.
For a professional person, it indicates that a further course of study or acquisition of higher qualifications would be beneficial to his or her aims.
If you don’t fit either of the foregoing categories, then the key to the meaning of the dream lies in the effort involved in the action; if the soil was soft and/or the digging easy, you are in for a happy period of easy living; if the digging was hard and slow going, you can expect to have to struggle for a while yet... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This may mean digging for treasure - that is, your true self; ‘digging’ into the unconscious. Pay attention to whatever is dug up in the dream: it will symbolize something (within yourself) that your unconscious is wanting to draw vour attention to for your own good.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
You are expressing a need or desire to get to the bottom of something. Anything that is under the surface of the ground relates to hidden consciousness—available to be known, but not until some exploration is undertaken. Such an image in a dream may indicate that there is something to be gained from looking below the surface.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Digging in a dream may indicate a struggle to unearth one’s reputation or integrity, a search for something lost or buried, or an effort to bury some unpleasant aspect of the past. Any downward movement can also symbolize digging into the unconscious in an effort to understand oneself. (See also Shovel).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Spiritually we need to have access to the characteristics of the unconscious. It will always take effort to uncover such aspects and this is symbolized by digging. Excavating, perhaps in the form of an archaeological or other professional type of digging, would suggest a more structured approach.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: On a creative level we may have realizations that are hard to access and must be dug out. Excavating objects can also imply that there is ‘buried treasure’ which belongs to the past.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Often when we begin the process of learning about ourselves we need to uncover those parts we have kept hidden, and this is shown in dreams as excavating a hole or digging up an object.
If the act of digging is important then we are required to make an effort rather than simply wait for information to come to the surface.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Just as the physical earth is made up of past events—the trees and leaves, the plants and creatures that have lived and crumbled into the dust of the soil—so the earth of your dream represents the past on which your present depends and your future is built. Therefore, digging into it will tend to uncover things—most often feelings—you have buried there from your past. The earth is also your mother. It represents the soil, the genetic material, and the background from which you have sprung. It is the womb of the past from which you are born. In other words, it is both the physical material from which things grow as well as the overall environment in which something new can grow.
So if you are digging in your dream, is there something you need to learn about your past? Or is there something you want to find out, a vital piece of information that will complete the picture? If you are uncovering an object or old bones, then you are probably becoming conscious of long buried memories and feelings from your past.
If you are trying to bury something, what are you trying to cover up or hide in waking life? Bear in mind the expressions associated with digging, too. Is someone having a dig at you in waking life? Did your dream reflect your entrenched, firmly held opinions? Or was your unconscious urging you to adopt a more down-to-earth approach? If you are a gardener, you will know that although the earth is the giver of sustenance, security and new life, each life cycle also has an end, so when earth figures in a dream, it may also indicate the end of a phase in life and the beginning of a new one
A dream about digging, watering or feeding the earth may therefore suggest your desire to begin a new phase. It could also depict your fear of unpalatable hidden truths being exposed in waking life. Anything growing from the earth in your dream shows something that has developed from the possibilities of your life, and who you are.
If your dream depicted you planting a seed, try to make a connection with your waking life. The dream seeds may refer to the planting of an intellectual or creative concept that has the potential to grow if placed in fertile ground and cared for. Then again, planting dreams may refer to your thoughts about starting a family. A dream of healthy crops may suggest that your waking ventures or family are flourishing.
If what you are taking from the earth is vegetables or things to eat, these are the fruits of your past efforts, and suggest benefits arising in your life. If, however, the earth in your dream is barren and nothing is growing, this could indicate that you are emotionally and physically exhausted by the demands of waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Finding money in a dream, or digging or searching for treasure or riches can suggest power, independence and security. It may have a literal interpretation, telling you that now is a good time to start a new financial venture, but more often than not it symbolizes discovering parts of yourself that have been neglected or repressed. The treasure in your dream may symbolize things you want from life but can also suggest the treasure lying within you, maybe something that has been neglected or repressed such as a positive attitude, self-respect or a talent of some kind. Ancient dream-lore disagrees with more modern interpretations of this kind of dream, suggesting that it indicates that someone you have loved and trusted is not worthy of your love. If, however, you dream of finding gold, then this is usually a good sign.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Affront; Attract attention; Criticize; Excavate; Probe; Sideswipe; Stir up) Digging up the past in a dream means an argument or exposing one’s dirty laundry, blocking the road, earning unlawful money, or it could mean excavating hidden valuables, reviving past knowledge or discovering a treasure. Digging up the past and not confrontinganyone with it in a dream means relief from distress or receiving glad tidings.
Example: I entered a neglected garden adjoining a house I had formerly lived in. I was astonished that I had never noticed this garden before. I took a spade and hoe and began to work vigorously in order to put things nght, digging like a navvy. But wherever I put my spade I turned up live shells and hand grenades—highly explosive and very dangerous. I was terrified I would be blown to pieces and hurried away’ (from Organism of the Mind, G.R. Meyer, Kegan Paul, 1933).
The dreamer in the example was a man in his 40s who had taken up meditation on the suggestion of a friend. It shows him discovering and uncovering a pan of himself he had not known before. In doing so he meets explosive emotions and conflicts he is not used to dealing with. Digging usually depicts delving into hidden or buried areas of ourself. We may uncover feelings from our childhood—creative realisations, features of the unconscious, even dead bodies or ancient creatures. Digging can also represent our work on renovating our attitudes, personality structure or habits. See garden. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The interpretation of this behavior in a dream depends on your circumstances and on the details This is true for all dreams. Digging is generally considered to be difficult work or hard labor. You could be “digging” around for the truth or trying to get to the bottom of things. Alternately, you could be “digging your own grave.” Therefore, consider your feelings in the dream and what you were digging. Were you working a difficult area, or digging in fertile soil? See also: Dirt / Earth ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
What is the quality of the earth in your dream? Is it richly fertile or a wasteland? Sandy soil suggests uncertainty; red earth, hard work and toil, and rich, dark soil, satisfaction. Soft soil links with the need for mothering or tactile contact.
Parched or barren ground is, however, a sign of inner conflict or exhaustion, suggesting that you should search your dreamscape for signs of hope. Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security, especially if you see it together with the sea.
If the sands are shifting, you may feel uncertain about what you want from life.
If you see sand in an hourglass, you are conscious of time running out.
If you are building sandcastles in your dream, this suggests that the structure of your life lacks permanence.
Mud symbolizes creation in many religions, specifically the creation of mankind. In the Bible, God molded Adam from a lump of clay and breathed life into him, and it is traditionally to clay and dust that human beings return. Ancient dream interpretation suggested that to dream of mud foretold finding great riches, while a dream in which you sank in mud would lead to a rapid recovery from illness. From a psychological viewpoint, mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which handled properly has potential for growth, but handled badly can drag you down. Mud in dreams can also represent past experiences—or your perception of them—as something that is holding you back, or in which you are stuck. Clear as mud paradoxically means that something is not clear at all. Are you unclear about a situation in which you are involved? See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
You may be experiencing feelings of helplessness and an inability to get out of a situation in your daily life. This common sense approach can easily be applied and with some effort you can examine your feelings and actions symbolized in this dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of being sucked into quicksand indicates you may be in an emotional bind in your waking life.
An activity you are participating in is producing a feeling of judgment, whether of another person or yourself. This may be draining you of important life energy. There is courage needed to pull yourself free from the influences that are keeping you in this negative vortex of attraction.
To dream of pulling another person or yourself from quicksand is alerting you that you can turn around your situation now.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of quicksand denote seduction, gluttony, and entropy. You are getting sucked into a belief system that you inherently know isn’t good or healthy for you. Your dream is giving you the message to get out before it envelops you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: To find ourselves trapped in quicksand suggests that we have been put in a difficult situation which is not necessarily of our own making.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In old-fashioned dream interpretation, quicksand represented business difficulties – often due to circumstances beyond our control. Today it tends to signify a lack of security. This is represented by the ground beneath our feet not being stable and indeed being somewhat dangerous.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Pulling someone (or something) out of quicksand in your dream predicts a steadily increas- ing income; a dream of sinking in quicksand is a strong warning against mixing or prying into the personal affairs of others. Quicksilver. See under Mer-cury.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This is one of those obstacle symbols that has a shade of meaning connected to emotional overwhelm that is causing you to feel ungrounded. Quicksand is made up of earth and water in a treacherous combination whereby the water is abundant and the makeup of the earth is such that the water is not readily absorbed. Anytime water is present with regard to a symbol, there are issues of emotionality in play. Since quicksand’s water content is essentially imperceptible until you find yourself engulfed in it, your interpretation should reflect this sense of being initially unaware of the danger and the astonishment of discovering that you are suddenly in peril.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Quicksand may symbolize losing one’s footing and sinking into the quicksand of one’s emotions or the unconscious. Dreaming about being in quicksand may reflect circumstances in the business or personal life of the dreamer that are beyond the dreamer’s control.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
In a dream, sand represents money. Carrying a handful of sand in a dream means pursuing a business.
If one carries a heavy load of sand in a dream, it means that he will suffer for his sins. Swallowing sand or gathering it in a dream denotes savings. Walking on sand in a dream means pursuing either a spiritual or a mundane interest, or it could represent a sad event, a fight, or committing injustice toward one’s own soul or against others. Depending on the quantity seen in one’s dream, gathering sand may mean shackles, a siege, life or death, poverty or richness, and honor or humiliation. Sand in a dream also means toiling or difficulties.
If a woman sees herself walking on sand in a dream, it means the death of her husband. Ifa man sees such a dream, it means the death of his wife. Red sand in a dream represents a high ranking position. White sand in a dream means profits for fortunetellers. Yellow sand in a dream means repentance, recovering from an illness, or tightening of one’s livelihood.
A pile of sand collected at the feet of a tree in a dream represents a construction project, or urban expansion.
(Also see Hourglass)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Lack of security, passage of time; lack of emotion or nourishment. See desert. Idioms: built on sand; sands of time are running out; bury one’s head in the sand. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
This image represents the transitory—as in the hourglass—and the fear of getting stuck and sinking into the sand.
The saying “throw sand in people’s eyes” means deception. However, the sandman also throws sand in people’s eyes so that they can get a restful night’s sleep. In addition, sand also points to the element of earth (in a more delicate form), and in that sense again points to the dreamer being grounded.
In the form of sand on the beach, this image points to vacation and relaxation and, in addition, the gentle waves of emotions that over time smooth out that which is rough and tough (stone).
If this dream takes place in a sandbox, your unconscious wants to give you a plan that you can use in your everyday life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are demonstrating a lack of emotional security. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require in life.
If we arc conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are conscious of time running out.
2- Sand can represent impcrman- ence. Building sand castles is something of a fantasy occupation since they will be washed away by the tide.
To dream of doing this would indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not have permanence and mav be an illusion.
3- Spiritually, sand represents the impcrmanence of the physical life and can suggest having to approach death or change in some wav.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
(see Desert, Oasis) Spiritual or emotional dryness.
A self-imposed hermetic retreat for the purpose of delving further into your Higher Self or communing with God.
Being buried in sand, or engulfed in quicksand, equates to a kind of death or burial dream in which you feel completely engulfed by people or circumstances that drain your resources, but never give anything back.
Denial and refusing to see the truth for what it is (e.g., “having one’s head in the sand”).
Sand paintings among Native Americans represent healing and knowledge, especially of a spiritual nature. Observe this dream closely to see if any pictographs appear in the sand for further interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams
Sand represents hundreds of years of evolution at your feet. Made up of particles of eroded material, it may comment on the process of disintegration and regeneration of life. Sand may point to your personal evolution as it is connected to the evolution of the collective. As with “the sands of time.” shifting through sand may mention that you are looking at the continuum of your life’s passage in order to sift through the growth expenences of your life to measure how far you have come.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at sand in a dream: you are wasting rime and energy on a matter that will not be successful. Lying in the sand: your situation is getting worse.
A sandstorm is a sign that the success you have enjoyed so far may be coming to an end.
Depth Psychology: Sand is a symbol of instability in your life. Have you been building “sand casdes?” The dream might also be a signal that a present relationship is unproductive.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of sand may be giving you the message to appreciate the little things in life that you have been taking for granted. Sand is also a symbol of abundance and prosperity in that there are more grains of sand on a stretch of beach than can conceivably be counted. Sand also represents the passage of time, as in sand through the hour glass, or it can be an irritant, as in sand in an oyster, that brings about your greatest pearls of wisdom. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Sand in a dream suggests a degree of instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are not feeling particularly emotionally secure. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require from life.
If we are conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are aware of time running out; we perhaps need to be certain we are making best use of our resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Sand can represent impermanence. Because they will inevitably be washed away by the tide, building sand castles in dreams suggests that there is some doubt about the validity of a project in which we are involved. They also indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not necessarily have permanence and may be an illusion. You might also like to consult the entries for beach, digging / excavation, hourglass and time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a fine sandy beach promises peace and sensuality. It suggests the soft touch of the sea, of love, and of the mother. In contrast, the desert sand represents aridity and goes hand in hand with the image of the death. Dreaming that you walk over sand reveals you are afraid of not achieving the goal previously set; whereas, if you find sand in food or clothing, it means nervousness caused by an unstable situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Sand is part of the land and as such relates to the conscious mind.
The tiny particles that make up sand have an implication of the many thoughts that occupy the mind at any given time. Since sand is so unable to structurally support anything because of its inherent lack of solidity, the symbolic meaning of it relates to the danger of any shifting foundation. How solid is the ground on which you are currently building the structures of your life? Sand is a staple of the beach, where the symbolic consciousness of land meets the symbolic unconsciousness of the ocean. This is the very malleable structure of this ever- changing landscape, and your dream of sand may relate to this.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream about sand might relate to pleasant memories of being at the beach. Alternatively, sand can represent time—as in “the sands of time”—or the insecurity of building one’s house in the sand. Sand is also associated with deserts and the lack of nourishing water. (See also Beach, Desert).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreaming of sand castles suggests that you should beware of a new acquaintance who will try to exploit you. This dream can also symbolize that you are standing on uneasy ground in a relationship or new life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about a sand storm represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc.
It is possible that you feel the “sands of time” are passing you by, and you are being left behind. On a more positive note, this dream can also signify the rising of spirit within, in response to overwhelming challenges.
If you dream of taking cover from the storm, your real life troubles should quickly blow over. Stay strong!... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a sand trap reflect the way you handle adversity. Perhaps you are feeling stressed and frustrated because you have lost sight of your goals. Your dream is showing you that it is up to you to dig your way out. See Quicksand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Seeing or wearing sandals: you want to make one of two statements: I am different from the rest of society, or I am light-hearted and have a great need to be free. See Foot, Shoes.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance. But if the sandals hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they foretells small annoyances, possibly related to money. Also see “Flip-flops.”... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance, but if they hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they portend vexation concerning small money matters.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Shoes relate to how grounded you are, what direction you are moving in, and how you’d like to express yourself about how you are going where you are headed. Sandals are the ultimate in casual effortlessness. Their open structure implies a desire to experience freedom.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Sand represents tiny ideas in consciousness and a sandstorm is the negative consequence of too many chaotic thoughts. Wind is also a symbol that relates to the intellect, and when these two get together in an out-of-balance fashion, you may feel trapped and unable to move with any clarity.
A sandstorm combines the power of wind and the structure of small bits of earth.
The wind is symbolic of what happens when thoughts are powerfully directed. Sand in this case represents tiny little ideas that taken by themselves have little meaning, but when they are whipped up in a frenzy of directed thought, they can become blinding and destructive.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a sandwich indicates that you are harboring feelings of frustration and stress towards some aspect in your life. It can also represent your talent for multitasking. In some situations, a sandwich in your dream may simply be a sandwich.
To see or eat a fish sandwich denotes an inner struggle between faith and reason.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An interesting dream of varied omen depending on details.
If you ate (or prepared) a sandwich at home, you will soon have an opportunity to improve your situation; if you ate the sandwich in a restaurant or at a lunch counter, it is a warning against confiding in casual acquaintances.
Toasted sandwiches or sandwiches eaten outdoors on a picnic suggest that you are contemplating (or involved in) a love affair which could cause you serious embarrassment; in either case, think again.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To see a sandwich in your dream suggests that a lot of pressure and stress is being put on you. It represents a boxed-in feeling such as may be provoked by a situation, relationship or belief that has a confining effect. It also reflects your ability to do two things at once. To see or eat a fish sandwich in your dream indicates conflict between your spiritual beliefs and what is practical.... The Element Encyclopedia
Soil, sand and dust symbolize wealth in the form of goods, if someone sees soil, Sand or dust flying on him or he sees himself eating it, it suggest that he will become wealthy and affluent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation