If you continue to keep these emotions supressed, you risk the chance of hurting yourself or others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
See also Fire and Flame.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The .Asian family tends to keep strong family values and respect family rituals. This may suggest that you need to honor your elders and tradition.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2. Life’s journey or path, forward movement. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is interpreted as the triumph for having achieved a goal that required a long struggle. Hunting a bison represents acquiring—at the same time—food, shelter, and social recognition.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if person is known, what you feel about them.
If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.
Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any destination. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).
To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of human life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.
A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.
The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.
Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The importance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the passionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.
A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. Fears of castration. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of a grave or graveyard is an indication that you must resolve or deal with your feelings concerning the inevitability of death. It may be that you are trying to deal with feelings concerning someone who has died. Alternatively, part of your personality may have been killed off or is buried—or cut off—from the outside world. To dream that you are in a graveyard signifies sadness, unresolved grief or ambivalent feelings about death. It can also represent those parts of yourself that you have killed off or have stopped using. From a spiritual perspective, a graveyard is not only a place of death but also a place of spiritual regeneration and rebirth. To see a mausoleum in your dream signifies possible health issues or anxiety about your health.... The Element Encyclopedia
To sing one, proves you will enjoy much pleasure for a time, but difficulties will overtake you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of eating them at any time, forebodes grief. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream about picking and eating plums from a damson tree indicates that you may soon deal with sadness and the loss of a loved one. This will be a dark cloud hanging over you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the tree is misshapen then it foretells of a time of domestic unrest.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
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
2. A need to resolve old issues—likely in relationships, often behavioral—and ﬁnally lay them to rest.
3. An overwhelming fear of loss.
4. Positive changes are in the ofﬁng.
5. A level of the unconscious is attempting to communicate with the conscious. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The land of the dead is that of the unconscious where the Shadow resides.
A dead person, according to Jung, is first and foremost a representative of unconscious incidents. See Death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of the death of a loved one who is seriously ill or advanced in years, your unconscious may have been preparing you for their future departure from your life. By exposing you in the dream to emotions that will overwhelm you, your shock may be lessened and thus easier to bear.
Dreams such as this one may also be urging you to tell loved ones how much they mean to you before it is too late. If, in your dream, you felt no emotion at all when a loved one died, the interpretation is likely to be different, as it represents something in your life that is coming to an end or that should end. An alternative explanation is that you fear the death of your relationship, particularly if your partner has withdrawn emotionally from you in the waking world. A dream in which you became a widow or widower or suffer bereavement can indicate feelings of loneliness in waking life.
If you are in a relationship, such a dream may suggest that there is a lack of understanding or a communication breakdown between you and your partner. For dreams of a dead person see GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Darkness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
To “dig up” the dirt on someone... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. Unrestrained, possibly detrimental self-examination.
3. Gossip (as in “dig up dirt”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
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
A person who has this dream may be assured that his or her efforts will lead slowly but surely to a desired goal.... The Complete Dream Book
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
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
1- 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.
2- On a creative level we may have realisations which arc hard to access and must be dug out.
3- Spiritually we need to have access to the characteristics of the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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
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
A grave digger in a dream also represents a pander, a procurer, or he could be someone who loves the world, or a treasure hunter.
(Also see Grave)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If he is unknown to him, he will pursue a matter wherein he will not succeed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Court)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
2. A lack of conﬁdence.
3. A need for discipline. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream may also reflect a desire to change your status or take more control over your own life path. Also see “”Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If the unknown elderly person looks strong in the dream, he represents one’s strength. Otherwise, if he looks feeble, then he represents one’s weakness. Whatever physical conditions an elderly person is seen with in the dream, such condition will reflect in one’s own state.
If an elderly person comes toward the person seeing the dream, it means that someone will help him attain a praiseworthy rank. Ifone follows an elderly person in a dream, it means that he follows a good path.
If one sees an elderly person and displeases him in the dream, it means that he will displease a close friend or reject his advice. Ifhe pleases him in the dream, it means that he will consent with a close good friend and they will walk together on the path to reap material as well as spiritual benefits. Ifone sees a gathering of friendly people but could not determine whether they are young or elderly in a dream, it means that he will discover new avenues in his life and he will draw material and spiritual benefits from them.
If he sees a gathering of young people he does not recognize in the dream, it means that he will associate himself with rich people.
If he sees a gathering of elderly people he does not recognize in the dream, it means that he will associate himself with good friends.
If a woman sees an elderly person she could not recognize in the dream, he represents the world.
If a young man sees himself turned into an elderly person in a dream, it means that he will acquire knowledge and wisdom. Listening to a good looking elderly person in a dream means receiving honor and rank.
If an elderly person sees himself turned young in a dream, it represents his strength, wealth, good living and a healthy life, or it could mean material or religious losses, or it could mean his death. Ifan elderly person sees himselfbeingborn again in a dream, it means his death.
If he is ill, it could represent his attachment to the world, and if he is poor, it could denote his earning.
If an elderly person sees himself as a youth in a dream, it could also mean committing a childish act or an unwise act.
A wise elderly person in a dream represents honor, rank, dignity, wealth, blessings and longevity. On the other hand, seeing an elderly person in a dream could represents failure, weaknesses, defeat, disablement or inertness.
(Also see Gray hair)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A stone carver in a dream represents someone who deals with people of ignorance.
A copper engraver represents disputes and illness. Gold and silver engraver in a dream represents clear wisdom and putting things where they belong.
An engraver in a dream also represents a worldly person.
If he also deals with fabrics in the dream, it means that he is a peacemaker. Seeing him also means spending one’s money to serve evil people or investing money in their projects, lies, falsehood and hypocrisy.
The customers in the dream represent people who prefer worldly and temporary benefits over the eternal reward and benefits of the hereafter. Ifthe engraver sells the merchandise but does not accept money for them in the dream, it means that he prefers his spiritual life over his temporary material pleasure and that he is grateful to God Almighty.
If he asks for a price for his services, then it means the opposite.
If the engraver barters what he sells for wheat or flour in the dream, it means that he whlbecome detached from worldly interests, and that he is grateful for his Lord’s blessings.
An engraver in a dream also represents a person who teaches arts and science.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Skin)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The four prime beliefs of freemasonry are: the fatherhood of god; the brotherhood of man; relief to others; and the search for truth. When these qualities are required in our lives we may dream of freemasonry or of someone of this belief.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For further clarification you might like to consult spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you visit a newly made grave, dangers of a serious nature is hanging over you. Grave is an unfortunate dream. Ill luck in business transactions will follow, also sickness is threatened.
To dream of walking on graves, predicts an early death or an unfortunate marriage.
If you look into an empty grave, it denotes disappointment and loss of friends.
If you see a person in a grave with the earth covering him, except the head, some distressing situation will take hold of that person and loss of property is indicated to the dreamer.
To see your own grave, foretells that enemies are warily seeking to engulf you in disaster, and if you fail to be watchful they will succeed.
To dream of digging a grave, denotes some uneasiness over some undertaking, as enemies will seek to thwart you, but if you finish the grave you will overcome opposition.
If the sun is shining, good will come out of seeming embarrassments.
If you return for a corpse, to bury it, and it has disappeared, trouble will come to you from obscure quarters.
For a woman to dream that night overtakes her in a graveyard, and she can find no place to sleep but in an open grave, foreshows she will have much sorrow and disappointment through death or false friends. She may lose in love, and many things seek to work her harm.
To see a graveyard barren, except on top of the graves, signifies much sorrow and despondency for a time, but greater benefits and pleasure await you if you properly shoulder your burden.
To see your own corpse in a grave, foreshadows hopeless and despairing oppression.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Ready for a new start.
3. Digging a grave may signify trying to unearth something that is bothering one. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one enters a grave but does not witness a funeral in his dream, it means that he will buy a house. Digging a grave in a dream means getting married, though through tricking the woman to get her consent. Standing over a grave in a dream means committing a sin. Ifone sees himself digging a grave and upon completing his work, ifhe discovers that what he has dug is standing on the surface of the earth and has no walls in the dream, such ground represents the abode of the hereafter.
If he then enters it in his dream, it signifies that his life term in this world has come to its conclusion.
If he does not enter it in the dream, then there are no consequences to his dream. Seeing a known grave in a dream is a proof of what is true and a sign of what will unfailingly come.
An unknown grave in a dream represents a hypocrite. Building a tomb on the roof of one’s house means longevity. Visiting the graveyard in a dream means visiting people in prison. Raining over the graves in a dream means blessings from God Almighty upon the people of the graves. Graves in a dream also represent distant travels, bewilderment, a wife, or they could mean a prison. Filling a grave with dirt in a dream means longevity and living a healthy life. Seeing oneself buried alive in a dream means a calamity, tightening of one’s means or imprisonment. Seeing oneself buried alive and wearing one’s shroud in a dream also could mean marriage.
To unearth someone’s grave in a dream means seeking to pursue his trade.
If it is the grave of a scholar, then it means wanting to acquire his knowledge.
If it is the grave of a rich person in the dream, then it means becoming rich or receiving an inheritance.
If one sees the deceased person alive in his grave in a dream, it means that such money will constitute unlawful earnings, while in the first instance, the knowledge or wisdom one is seeking will be true, except if the person in the grave is dead in the dream.
A stone tomb or a sarcophagus in a dream means profits, a war prisoner, a booty or exposing one’s personal secrets.
(Also see Burial; Cemetery; Exhume; Sarcophagus; Shrine; Tower)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Dreaming of a grave is an indication that we must have regard for our feelings about, or our concept of, death. Such a dream may also be attempting to deal with our feelings about someone who has died.
2- Part of our personality may, quite literally, have been killed ofT, or is dead and buried to the outside world.
3- Spiritually, we may fear not just physical death but also its consequences.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is a presage of the early ending of a love aSair and should be regarded as a warning against criticism or any action which may cause jealousy.... The Complete Dream Book
A dream of digging a grave is a prediction that a close friend will leave you.... The Complete Dream Book
The dream might also indicate changes, and sometimes may be a message of an impending death.
If you are digging a grave: what you are doing right now could destroy a lifelong friendship.
If you are standing in front of an open grave: you need to let go of something or admit your part in a certain matter—it could finally free you from guilt and worry.
Depth Psychology: A grave indicates your desire to solve a problem, but you are still uncertain and quite helpless. You want to let go of a past issue and you are looking for a way. See Cemetery, Death.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the Grave space is open, the news will not be good.... Mystic Dream Book
Dreaming of a grave is an indication that we must have regard for our feelings about, or our concept of, death.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dig a gravel you are trying to avoid punishment for a wrong that you have already committed.
To see a person buried in the grave with the head exposed indicates that there is a disagreement between you and a person represented by that head.
If you find yourself in a grave you are due for a new channel of happiness.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A new grave banked with flowers is a forecast of a broken promise; a neglected grave signifies heartache; an open grave predicts sad news from a distance; to fall into a grave is a sign of lost friendship; to dig a grave or to be aware of your own grave is a warning that you are being thwarted by secret enmity.
See also Epitaph, Funeral, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) A grave may represent death.
(2) A grave is a hole in which you rejoin the earth from which you came, and where the decaying body acts as a fertilizer for new life. Therefore, look within yourself to discover w hat has died in you, or w’hat should die; and w hat newr personal growth is - or ought to be - taking place.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The presence of a grave implies that the death has already occurred.
The person in the grave, if you know him or her, will give you clues to the consideration of what aspects of self are under consideration. Perhaps you are mourning something or someone from your past.
A secondary symbolic meaning has evolved that has emerged through the media.
A graveyard is also home to all of the dark elements associated with death: ghouls, goblins, vampires, and other creatures of the night. This setting in a dream may symbolize the fear of death and be an indication that you are in the realm of shadow material.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If someone close to you has recently died, it may be normal for you to have dreams about graveyards and death. However, if this dream is coming up and there has been no death in the family, consider your feelings in daily life.
If you are feeling depressed or helpless in any way, “look inside” and make attempts to increase your self awareness and your spiritual identity. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(Also see Body snatcher)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you see gravel mixed with dirt, it foretells you will unfortunately speculate and lose good property. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Concern with throat (gravelly sound). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Pebbles)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To have gravel in the mouth is symbolic of being conquered, Lam. 3:16 ... Christian Dream Symbols
Skidding on gravel signifies that we should avoid taking risks in everyday life.
The microcosm.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you complete your journey, all will be well.... Mystic Dream Book
If you were spreading the gravel, your dream was telling you that the trouble is of your own making and you would be wise to reconsider your attitudes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you could read the epitaph (the writing on the stone), the dream means that you can solve whatever problems are facing you much more easily than you think.
If you couldn’t make out the writing, you can expect news of a happy family event.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Epitaph.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Visiting issues put to rest.
3. Observing discarded portions of one’s personality.
4. An attempt to deal with a loss. ... New American Dream Dictionary
According to Freud, the personage is almost always the symbol for a father or mother. According to Jung, if the name of such a person is mentioned in your dream, you should find out about that person—who he was, who was around during his time, and what he did.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The likely meaning is that what is (being) imprisoned is some repressed emotion or instinctive drive.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If we fear failure, we will not meet the challenge of the new, and so can be imprisoned by the fear. Such feelings as being an outsider, unwanted, resentful, can also imprison us in particular situations. See escape, trapped. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Being imprisoned in a dream usually means that we are trapped by circumstances, often those we have created through our own fear or ignorance. We feel that other people are creating circumstances around us which will not allow us to move forward. We will often need to negotiate our freedom.
2- When we experience imprisonment in a dream, we are usually becoming conscious of old attitudes and beliefs which arc imprisoning us.
3- Spiritual imprisonment can suggest that we are too introverted or self-involved. We need to ‘open ourselves up’ to new influences. We may need assistance in doing this - and have to look to an outside influence lo release us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we do not, we will be continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.
It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the shadow. Indigenous peoples such as aboriginal, maori, native american: see individual entry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a man, he may warn that you are overrun by temptation. In a woman’s dream, he may come as a charming, lecherous man, snake-charming a woman into desiring him and then leaving her to do the same to others.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
An eloquent speaker, Jesse may offer some pragmatic advice.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you find yourself bundled into prison in your dream, perhaps with the clang of heavy gates swinging shut in your ears, this may be drawing a parallel with your sense of confinement in waking life. So, if you have any kind of dream about prisons or being jailed, ask yourself who or what is restricting your freedom in waking life. Do you feel suffocated emotionally by your partner or parents, or do you feel trapped in a dead-end job? Or has your own shyness locked you into a self-made prison in the waking world?... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Feelings of being overwhelmed by problems or obstacles, often in life.
3. Having failed to learn a previous lesson, often in relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a lesson is being taught by a school teacher, college lecturer or university tutor, your dream is turning the spotlight on the acquisition of knowledge or learning. The subject matter of the lesson will be of great significance here, as the implication may be that you can find fulfillment by stimulating your mind and exploring your creativity in this particular subject. On the other hand, the lesson may also be alerting you to the need to address a specific area of your life. For example, if you dreamed of learning a foreign language, your dreaming mind may not be encouraging you to learn a new language but to open your mind and try to understand the point of view of others.
Dreams of classrooms often indicate your relationship to authority.
If you are trying to avoid your teacher’s eye in your dream, you may be trying to avoid responsibility, whereas eagerly raising a hand suggests a desire for attention or to prove yourself. Your dreaming mind may also be urging you to think about what you really learned at school.
If you dreamed of being punished in class, such dreams may point to masochistic sexual pleasure but are more likely to suggest feelings of guilt about not meeting your responsibilities.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of seeing a band of the order of masons in full regalia, it denotes that you will have others beside yourself to protect and keep from the evils of life. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Feeling of success and wealth.
3. Wanting to keep secrets from friends or loved ones.
4. Desire to build something lasting. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The mason is a wonderful symbol: you will build your life on a solid foundation if you take one thing at a time and don’t make hasty decisions.... Dreamers Dictionary
A particular situation will become more gratifying.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is a very unfortunate dream.... Mystic Dream Book
Otherwise, see Bricks and Stone(s).... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Getting to meet your hero or heroine is usually an expression of a wishfulfillment dream. Typically, the celebrity appears as a friend and gives helpful advice. The famous person may be living or from the past, but in your dream you regard them as your best friend. They may even visit you in your home in recognition of the special bond between you.
If you dream of meeting a famous person, ask yourself if you would like more recognition for your star qualities in your waking life.
If this doesn’t apply, ask yourself what the famous person means to you. What psychological characteristics and traits does this person symbolize to you?
Famous people in our dreams are telling us to ‘Go for it!’ by integrating the positive qualities we admire in them into our own personalities. Reflect upon what this person symbolizes for you. The primary qualities you admire may not necessarily be fame, beauty or money. You may place greater value on psychological aspects such as their drive or even recovery from an addiction or tragedy. Get in touch with these aspects of yourself and work to bring them into focus and manifestation. In some cases dreams of meeting famous people don’t highlight feelings of inferiority in waking life they can empower you and add real value. For example, to dream of meeting, talking or even helping a person such as the late Mother Teresa might plant the kernel of an idea into your mind that you might find great satisfaction in voluntary work of charitable donation.
If you dream of meeting the prime minister or president or running for high office, the dream’s interpretation depends on how you rate the value of politicians in society.
If you dream of meeting a famous writer, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens or J. K. Rowling, perhaps you have always longed to write a book or perhaps you want to express yourself better in waking life so your opinions can influence or stimulate other people.
If you dream of being a great composer such as Mozart or Beethoven, do you yearn for passion and creativity in your waking life? Mozart represents the tragic image of a great artist cut down in their prime. Mozart also represents effortless beauty achieved through dedication and hard work. Ludwig von Beethoven was a musician of extraordinary talent and his heroic ability to challenge convention and create timeless beauty out of adversity makes his story extraordinary.
If you dream of meeting a great artist, such as Vincent Van Gogh or Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps you have an artistic talent you need to nurture or simply feel that your life should be more creative. Dreams that feature Leonardo da Vinci may evoke in you a desire to share the secrets of his genius. Perhaps you yearn to understand life’s mysteries? If Picasso appears in your dreams, perhaps in conjunction with his famous cubist paintings in which he has broken down a face or a body into its various facets, the dream image may express a need to understand all aspects of your life, observe them separately and then put them together to make sense of them all. To dream of Picasso suggests the importance of observing life’s complexity even if you cannot understand it.
Whatever famous or influential person you meet, or become, your dreams are all ones of aspiration and striving to achieve your ideals. See also PEOPLE; ROLES.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a woman, he may arrive to conquer the valley of her sexuality.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: Mentally ill people in a dream are a sign that your thoughts and actions don’t make sense. Use your head! You have a good mind! Seeing yourself as mentally ill: stay away from people with too much imagination, people that love to build “castles in the air.” See Fool.... Dreamers Dictionary
If name is altered: suggests a sense of change in the way we see ourself. Other people’s names: our feelings for that person; the quality we feel in regard to someone else with the same name, or wordplay or associations with the name.
A woman dreamt a friend asks her ‘Do you know where Chris is?*; she replied he was on the back seat. On waking she realises she is being asked ‘Where’s the crisis?’ Two weeks later she had a kidney infection—in the back seat. Names also suggest qualities, as in Peter, the rock; or one’s friend Pat may be pleasure loving, so we use the name or person to represent that quality. See wordplay, puns.
Place names: these can represent our feelings about the place, or be similar to personal names in their suggestion of something. Example: ‘On the other side of the road was a window with my wife’s ring and watch and other trinkets. I went to pick them up but a stranger put his hand over them. I then crossed the road to get a bus to Andover’ (Arthur P). Arthur’s dream wants to make sure he gets the message by saying hand-over and Andover.
Idioms: call someone names; clear someone’s name; have a bad name; not a thing to one’s name; in name alone; in the name of; make a name for oneself; name dropper, one’s middle name, name is mud; somebody who shall be nameless; or my name’s not . . .; worthy of the name; name in vain; lend one’s name to; name the day. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
In the earliest religions, nature was thought to be alive with a multitude of spirits. The nature spirits were worshipped in order to maintain a harmony with them. Civilization and the advance of technology have inhibited our contact with those elemental energies and spirits. Your dreaming mind may, however, take you on a journey to the realm of nature spirits where you can explore or confront various elements of your unconscious. To go into nature in your dreams is therefore to go into the wilderness of your unconscious where you will encounter primordial instincts. For Freudians, these basic instincts would be sexual, whilst Jung would see natural settings as symbolic of the nurturing but sometimes harsh mother archetype.
Dreams of nature may also reflect your sense of being grounded or connected to Mother Earth. The dream environment may represent your core essence, unaffected by personality traits, your bare nature or something that comes naturally to you and is second nature. Finally, the great outdoors is usually seen as a surrounding that is supposed to bring relaxation and have a calming, nurturing effect on people; your dream may therefore be prompting you to take some time out from your busy routine. See also ELEMENTS; FLOWERS; PLACES; TREES; WEATHER.
Natural Features... The Element Encyclopedia
He may come as a villain who seeks to kill your innocence or goodness He may bring illumination to your own hatred, anger, and abusive nature. In that he may have been guilty of murder and judged innocent, he may represent transgressions you have gotten away with.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(Also see Darkness; Obstinacy)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of working as a page means you will get into some avoidable fiasco.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you dream of working as a page means you will get into some avoidable fiasco.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. A sign of losing control, usually over a situation or relationship (to dream of having parkinson’s disease). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Seeing people in dreams means you should pay more attention to others and be less self-absorbed.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being a personal assistant, then you are connecting with the part of you that is supportive of your dreams and goals.
If you dream of having a personal assistant, then this reflects how you allow other people to support you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Also see Keeper of the gate)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you identify with the role of personal shopper, then this is about your desire to control the lives of other people perhaps at the cost of neglecting your own.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a person sees such a person clapping hands it means the qaadhi is biased and unfair in his judgement. And if he is seen dancing he is fair and impartial.
If a person sees himself taking up the trade of weighing or measuring it means he will be appointed as a judge.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If this is not feasible, it means that he may face adversities, though become known for his good nature and deeds.
If a learned person sees himself delivering a sermon at Mina, and if the people listen to him attentively in the dream, it means that he will rise in station and lead his people, or he could be appointed as a project manager or become an administrator.
If one does not complete his sermon or prayers in the dream, it means that he will attain such a position, though he will be quickly removed from it.
(Also see Pilgrimage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you seek to use poison on others, you will be guilty of base thoughts, or the world will go wrong for you.
For a young woman to dream that she endeavors to rid herself of a rival in this way, she will be likely to have a deal of trouble in securing a lover.
To throw the poison away, denotes that by sheer force you will overcome unsatisfactory conditions.
To handle poison, or see others with it, signifies that unpleasantness will surround you.
To dream that your relatives or children are poisoned, you will receive injury from unsuspected sources.
If an enemy or rival is poisoned, you will overcome obstacles.
To recover from the effects of poison, indicates that you will succeed after worry.
To take strychnine or other poisonous medicine under the advice of a physician, denotes that you will undertake some affair fraught with danger. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. An obstacle that undermines growth and well-being. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one drinks poison and ifhis body swells and emits pus in the dream, it means profits.
If his body does not show such effects in the dream, it means sorrow and distress.
A lethal quantity of poisons in a dream means death. Ifa poor person sees himselfdrinking poison in a dream, it means that he will get married. Giving someone a poisonous drink in a dream means committing adultery. Drinking poison in a dream also could mean using a remedy, and it could represent an antidote or longevity.
(Also see Money; Mustard)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- Other people’s attitudes and beliefs can often contaminate the way we think and feci and this can sometimes be shown in dreams as poison.
3- Evil substances which can contaminate our spiritual progress may be present.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Poison in a dream is cither a warning about your own deception, or you are suffering from the misdeeds of others. It could be that negative thoughts and influences are “poisoning” your life. Is your environment poisonous? Do you want to solve your problems by force? Do you hate others—or the way your life is going? Both hates will make you miserable and “poison” your life.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you recover from the effects of the Poison, you will get over your difficulties if you exercise care and tact.... Mystic Dream Book
To dream that you are drinking poison is an indication that you are feeding on things that are deadly to you.
• Perhaps you have been browsing websites, watching teachings or even reading books that do not have the spirit of Christ on them. These things are poison to your spirit.
• Apostle Les also teaches how bitterness, fear and guilt are poison in your spirit.
• Visions Negative: Poison is a good picture of bitterness because of how it pollutes not only your own spirit, but how it defiles everyone else around you as well.
• Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and by it many be defiled; • James knew the power of words! Words have power, and words spoken in a curse against someone is like poisoning them and giving the enemy license to attack them.
• James 3:8 But the tongue no man can tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
(AMIV).... The Way of Dreams and Visions
Stand pat; your refusal to conform will pay dividends later.
If your dream concerned giving poison, it portends a broken friendship or love affair.
To dream of others taking poison signifies success in spite of unfair competition and/or opposition.
Poisoned animals in a dream indicate domestic troubles.
Throwing poison away suggests the lucky discovery of a deceitful friend who could have caused you a severe financial loss.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This dream indicates suffering due to the misdeeds of others.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A violent rejection of a condition or a relationship may be causing the dreamer to suffer.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you poison yourself it says that in real life you are carrying something out that is harmful to you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see any one dismissed from prison, denotes that you will finally overcome misfortune. See Jail. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A mental bondage; see “bound”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. Conﬁning or trapped situation.
3. Repressed communication, expression, usually emotional.
4. Repressed aspect of personality (someone else imprisoned). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees a known personality or a government administrator imprisoned or jailed, it could mean the same.
If one sees himself incarcerated in a large prison in a dream, it means that he will stand before a strong person who will delegate an important responsibility to him, and from which he will gain spiritual advancement.lfhe is incarcerated in an unknownjail which is built from plaster in a dream, then it represents his grave. Ifone sees himself locked and tied-up inside a house in a dream, it means a positive advancement in his life.
If in such a place one sees himself being tortured in a dream, it means that his benefits and profits will be greater.
If a woman sees herself imprisoned in a dream, it means that she will marry an important person or an older person.
If in one’s dream the prison is administered by a religious authority, it means that one correctly prescribes to his religion.
If it is a civil prison, then it means adversities, sufferings and distress caused by hypocrisy and by blaming others.
An unknown prison in a dream means the world.
A prison in a dream also represents an ill-natured wife, a difficult cause, silence, or controlling one’s tongue, the perfidy of one’s enemy, accusations, allegations, associating with rich people, one’s grave, suspension of travels because of an illness, losing one’s 342 drive, poverty, or unhappiness. Entering a prison in a dream also means longevity, or reuniting with one’s beloved.
If one chooses to live in a sanctuary away from people in a dream, it means that he will be protected from sin.
If a sick person leaves his prison cell in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.
If a prisoner sees the gates of his jail open, or if there is a hole in the wall, or a ray of light, or if the ceiling of one’s prison disappears and he can see the skies and stars above him, or ifhe can see them through the walls of his cell in a dream, it means that he will escape from jail.
A prison in a dream also represents the safe return of a traveller, or the death of a sick person. Ifone sees himself imprisoned and tide-up by someone in authority in a dream, it represents adversities he wishes for them to be removed. Walking out of such an imprisonment in a dream means relieffrom such adversities Ifone is travelling, it means that he is a heedless, and if he is sick, it means that his sickness is a prolonged one.
It is also said that imprisonment in a dream may mean that one’s prayers are answered and that his difficulties and distress will be removed.
If one sees himself incarcerated in an unknown jail of an unknown location and whose dwellers have uncommon appearance in a dream, such a prison then represents his grave.
If a sick person sees himself walking out of an unknown prison, or out of a tiny house into a large open space in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and fully enjoy his life.
If one sees himself incarcerated in a prison he does not recognize in a dream, it means that he will marry a woman through whom he will prosper and have children.
If one sees himselftied-up inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will profit and witness blessings that will show in his household members.
If one who is experiencing difficulties in his life sees himself tied-up to a chair or to a wall in a dream, it means that his problems and fears will be dispelled.
If one sees himselfbuilding a prison in a dream, it means that he will meet a righteous man, or an Imam who will guide him on the straight path.
A prison in a dream also represents paralysis, arrogance, self-deception, or incarcerating troublesome people.
If one sees a deceased person in jail in a dream, it means that he is in hell. Ifone sees himself imprisoned in a dream, it also means that he may enter a forbidden place, a house of a prostitution, or a tavern.
(Also see Cage; Imam; Mental hospital)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Prison, in dreams, stands for the traps we create for ourselves. We may feel that outside circumstances are making life difficult, but in actual fact we are creating those circumstances ourselves. This can be on an emotional, material or spiritual level.
Often we crcate a prison for ourselves through a sense of duty or guilt and this can often be shown in dreams.
The types of locks and bolts we perceive in our prison may show us how we are imprisoning ourselves.
For example, a lock with a key would suggest that we know how to escape, whereas a bolt shows that we have to make a greater effort.
A barred window would suggest that we are being prevented from using that which is external to us.
Duty and guilt are opposite sides of the same coin in a spiritual sense. Duty can be a liability and therefore a trap, and guilt can prevent us from seeing a way forward. Often, when we feel trapped either by duty or guilt we will dream of a prison.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that someone is put in Prison through your efforts is not a fortunate sign. You are being too venturesome in your money matters, too eager to secure a profit, and it may mean a loss instead 01 a gain.... Mystic Dream Book
The types of locks and bolts we perceive in our prison may show us how we are imprisoning ourselves.
For example, a lock with a key would suggest that we know how to escape, whereas a bolt shows that we have to make a greater effort.
A barred window would suggest that we are being prevented from using that which is external to us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream your boyfriend or crush is in prison, it is a signal that this person is deceitful and untrustworthy.... My Dream Interpretation
If so, you must integrate the repressed emotion or
instinct that is now overflowing from your unconscious into your observable behaviour,
(2) If someone else is in prison, he or she probably represents some part of you that has been shut up in your unconscious, possibly as a result of some traumatic experience (in childhood?), and which needs to be set free and given suitable employment in your conscious life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If this distinction is made clear in your dream, recognize that jail is a more temporary form of bondage. Prison indicates that a more serious matter is being expressed. At the core of the symbolic meaning of prison is what you did to get there.
The inciting incident that ends in jail time is always a choice that may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but has consequences resulting in the removal of freedom and comfort in some area of your life. When this environment plays prominently in a dream, examine your life for where you may be feeling that a decision you made in the past is feeling like something you can’t escape in the present.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Freud dreamed in his youth about a prison in the shape of a Box, which to him was the symbol of a uterus.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are released from prison: a new phase in your life is beginning. Seeing a prison: somebody is offering you something “uninviting.*
Depth Psychology: Dreams about prison are usually a sign of fear about an emotionally intense relationship. Maybe your personal growth is hindered and you want to do something about it quickly (like “breaking out”)! If you are the one imprisoned, it might be an indication that you have guilt feelings—justified or not.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you buy something from a salesperson in your dream, are you trying to buy love and affection or are you giving away too much in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
Spring - is the beginning of the growing season; we receive practical lessons in our relationships with self and others;
Summer - is a continued time of high energy and rapid learning;
Fall - brings a slowing of the energy and we harvest the insight from our lessons;
Winter - is a period of spiritual introspection, sorting, and preparation for the next spring of growth.... The Dream Books Symbols
(Also see Pastry)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- The need for us to be able to divide time into periods or phases arises initially from the necessity to co-operate with the seasons from a survival point of view. Given deadlines and limitations, the human being is able to survive through striving.
3- The division of the year into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter gives occasion for celebrations and festivals.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Autumn: The realization of maturity, and harvest from hard labors. Potentially also the need to conserve despite bounty; putting things in order before inclement “weather” (literally or figuratively) puts everything on hold.
Winter: A time of rest, or a cooling-off period when things can be reevaluated (see Ice, Snow).
Spring: A new beginning, refreshed hope, and the first signs of progress or growth with regard to a specific circumstance. Also, fertility (see Rain).
Summer: Warm feelings, potentially becoming “hot” (like a tiff turning to an all-out argument, or simple flirtation becoming passion). Alternatively, profuseness of energy and increased social activity (see Fire).... The Language of Dreams
If you dream that the seasons occur in order it indicates that you need to live one thing at a time. Otherwise, you would have to analyze their meaning separately. Seasons can represent the state of your mind and the psychological and material conditions that prevail in it. This symbol reminds us that everything is variable and renewable. (See WINTER, FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER)
Since ancient times, the sun, solstices, and seasons have been linked to the human life’s stages. In addition, seasons are also associated with the four elements: earth is bare winter; spring is rain; heat and fire are the summer; and air, the fall winds.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see him as ill means he is burdened with sins.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If he is maimed, or suffering from illness or accident, there is trouble ahead for you.
For a mother to dream that her son has fallen to the bottom of a well, and she hears cries, it is a sign of deep grief, losses and sickness.
If she rescues him, threatened danger will pass away unexpectedly. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An author’s book; see “baby” and “relative”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. Desire to have a son.
3. Desire to see a little “sun” in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The son, according to Jung, is the absolute substitute for the father, guaranteeing the immortality of the father. Also, pay attention to the similarities between the words “son” and “sun.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are the son: put your trust in your “higher power” and don’t resist when someone asks or demands something from you. Seeing your own son: it is either a “telepathic” moment or a premonidon about your son.
Depth Psychology: If the above does not apply, the dream might suggest that you are emotionally off center, because you are developing new traits (in the case of a son: more masculine traits, if a Daughter, more feminine traits). See Child.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you have a real son who you dreamed about, the dream may be symbolic of your feelings, hopes or anxieties about him.... My Dream Interpretation
If the son is ill or cannot be found in the dream it warns of losses or anguish.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(2) However, do consider the possibility’ that the son figure represents some part of yourself In a man’s dream, it mav represent his own youthful self- that is, his young conscious ego. See also Child.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the dreamer is a male this symbol may indicate an internal aspect of his youth.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The text of the song is important.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: A happy song might mean emotional well-being. But it might also suggest you want to cover up unpleasant feelings with a lot of words.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you forget the lyrics or go out of tune it may be warning you to avoid dismissing the difficulties of a task that will begin shortly. Of course, what we sing (either something with rhythm, sad, funny . . .) is greatly important because it will give you a very reliable clue of your mood in real life.
If it is a song you learned in childhood, perhaps it refers to an old problem or inhibition. Humming while you sleep is, however, a sign of grief; your inner self is lulling you in order to calm you with a soft melody.
Although, in general, songs are a prediction of serene happiness, to listen to someone singing promises safe businesses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are singing alone, you are being urged to become independent and if you are singing in a choir or with a group of people, you are being urged to interact more socially.
If you are a singer in waking life, your dream will be expressing your waking preoccupation with music. Singing is also an act of worship and an important part of many belief systems
A football anthem, for example, will suggest camaraderie and encouragement, whilst if the type you are doing is more akin to chanting suggests that you may be in touch with a higher vibration or your inner wisdom, especially if the chanting is a mantra. Dreaming of singing the blues could reflect your real-life sense of melancholy.
If the lyrics of the song are clear, pay attention to them and see how they apply to your waking circumstances. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are nervous that you might be pregnant, this dream is a literal reflection of your anxieties about getting pregnant.
If you have been less than truthful with someone in your real life, this dream could also mean you are worried they will find out about your deception.
If there was something wrong with the baby in the sonogram, you are having trouble reconciling some emotions you have been feeling, with your picture of what kind of person you are.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are a stone mason, portends that your labors will be unfruitful, and your companions will be dull and uncongenial. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one sees that the gravestones were changed from marble into unfinished stones in a dream, it means alteration of a will left by the deceased.
(Also see Building)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Beware of overconfidence.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The persona represents your public image, the part of yourself that is presented externally by what you say, wear and look like. The word is obviously related to the words ‘person’ and ‘personality’, and comes from the Latin word for mask. So the persona is the mask you put on before you show yourself to the outside world.
Your persona’s wardrobe of masks comprises the various faces you use to present yourself to different audiences in waking life—for example, your family, friends, colleagues and strangers. We wear these masks to help us relate better to different groups of people, but these masks are not the real you. Depending on the context of your dream and how you felt, your unconscious may be warning you that one of your personas is in conflict with your true self, or that you need to adopt a different persona to achieve your goals.
The persona is rarely personified in a dream. It is usually a dream theme, rather than a dream figure: for example, the persona can be said to be present in a dream in which your clothes are stained, or you are naked or inappropriately dressed. At its best, the persona is just the ‘good impression’ you wish to present as you fill the roles society requires of you. But, of course, it can also be the ‘false impression’ you use to manipulate people’s opinions and behaviors.
And, at its worst, it can be mistaken, even by yourself, for your own true nature; sometimes we believe we really are what we pretend to be!... The Element Encyclopedia
If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.
If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.
If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.
If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.
If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you. See also NIGHTMARES... The Element Encyclopedia
How these mystery strangers look and behave will give you important clues to the nature of the problem area. The settings and features of a mystery landscape will also reflect your feelings about yourself and your life. See also; PEOPLE; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A need to avoid harsh words or actions that may injure close friends. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream you eat it signifies misfortune.... Mystic Dream Book
(See Whale.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If so, you should feel love towards this figure: resolve to honour, protect and serve this pure essence of yourself
(2) A young person in a dream may offer you rejuvenation (whether you are middle aged or just depressed) or a creative transformation or re-orientation of your personality and / or your life.
If the person is of the same sex as you, he or she may symbolize your self - that is, your true self, the centre of your psyche.
If of the opposite sex, he or she may represent your anima / animus. (For anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6); for self) See also Child.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
For each symbol, make note of the title and the date of the dream in which it appeared.
A general interpretation of a symbol listed in this handbook should only be noted if it expands or changes your understanding of your personal dream symbols.... Little Giant Encyclopedia