If a businessman or trader sees it, it would mean expansion in business..... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An influential and powerful person will become subservient to him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To swear solemnly by the stars, the celestial signs or by any physical sign in a dream means arrogance, deception, humiliation, hypocrisy or heedlessness.
If one is truthful in his oath in a dream it means that he will win his argument, speak the truth or perform an act that pleases God Almighty.
To swear by God in a dream when failure to perform requires atonement means following the truth and emulating the leading example of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a particular ancestor is highlighted, then you need to explore your personal associations with that person. For example, your great-aunt could have been renowned for her psychic abilities, so a dream about her might represent that intuitive tendency in you. Family scenes in your dream may represent feelings of security and unity, or a desire for this in your waking life. The appearance of your whole family together in a dream can indicate that you are yearning for the security and togetherness of childhood and home. On the other hand, if you dream that you see your family but are not present among them or are ignored by them, perhaps you feel emotionally distant from them at present. The appearance or mention of your family name in dreamland calls attention to your heritage or family situation.
If family planning is a feature of your dream, this suggests the need to take responsibility for your future. A family room suggests congeniality. Members of the extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews) usually appear in a dream as an aspect of yourself relevant to the person you dreamed about. For example, if your cousin is shy in waking life, his appearance in a dream may refer to the inhibited part of yourself.
To dream of a family tree may indicate your true spiritual heritage, providing you with a record of your origins and your place in the overall scheme of things; alternatively, if you believe in reincarnation, particularly genetic reincarnation, it may represent your own past lives.
If you are finding it difficult to analyze the meaning of your dream, it may be that your unconscious has cast a feminine or masculine archetype in the role of the relation. To determine if this is the case, ask yourself if your dream uncle has more in common with the archetypal wise old man than your father’s brother, or if your dream niece has more in common with the archetypal amazon or huntress.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Desire to take control of something (“annex” it). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Fear that one has adopted too healthy a lifestyle. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a friend being anorexic, again this could signify an actual eating disorder they have.
If you’re sure that’s not the case, then it could mean your friend is crying out for more attention and affection.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of leaving a message on an answering machine, means that you will be placed in an unpleasant situation.... My Dream Interpretation
It is also very common for pregnant women to dream about having the baby and these dreams are again often bizarre and disturbing; for example, dreaming about a baby that is born dead, malformed or with a monster’s head. It has been suggested that such anxiety dreams serve a purpose: they release a lot of unconscious tension and fear, allowing the mother to be more relaxed at birth.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Sexual repression, difﬁculties with sexual expression.
3. A need or desire to address either masculine or feminine aspects of self or integrate them. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is an indication of stable relationships and firm commitments.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
We all dream several dreams a night and it’s been suggested that we each have 100,000 dreams over the course of our lives. So you might be wondering why you can’t remember a single one. Medications, alcohol, too little sleep and anxiety about the content of our dreams can all block dream recall.
We’re most likely to remember the dreams closest to awakening, but with a little effort you can boost your dream recall. In fact the more attention you pay to your dreams, by thinking about them, writing them down, working with them, the more likely you are to remember them. Keeping a note pad and a pen beside your bed and recording your dreams immediately on waking is one of the best ways to help your dream recall.
Some dreams fade quickly from memory, so it is crucial you capture them as soon as you can. Immediately on waking, write down your dream or dreams —even if this is in the middle of the night; don’t brush your teeth first or leave it until your alarm clock goes off. If you do that, you’ll probably forget all about it and will lose a valuable dream. If you record your dreams in words, you create permanent reminders that you can use to help you figure out what they are trying to tell you.
Later in the day, transfer the information to a dream diary, specifically set aside for your dreams. In this diary include: the date of your dream, any people involved, the moods and feelings expressed, prominent colors, numbers, or shapes, the problems and conflicts encountered, prominent symbols or stories, information about the dream landscape, whether it was past, present or future and, finally, how the dream ended.
With practice, you will soon get the hang of remembering and writing down your dreams. Use this encyclopedia to help you unlock the meaning of your dream themes and symbols, but never forget that the best book you will ever read about dreams is the one you write yourself: your dream journal.
Programing your mind for dream recall
Some dreams are so vivid you can’t forget them but many are so fleeting they can vanish without a trace. One way to make sure you remember them is to talk to yourself in a positive way. Before going to sleep tell yourself that you will remember your dreams on waking. Try this visualization technique.
When you feel sleepy, turn off the lights and settle down in your favorite sleeping position. In a relaxed way, think about your dreams. Breathe in for a count of five, and out for a count of ten. Repeat this, and then breathe normally. Now imagine you have just woken in the morning and, as you slowly move back into consciousness, you reach for your pen and write down your dream. Bring your attention to the present again, and feel comfortable, warm and sleepy. Tell yourself that in the morning you will remember your dreams.... Dreampedia
Limits or boundaries that are set by an outside source, some of which may hamper free expression of ideals or beliefs.
Oppressive moralism from others with regard to your lifestyle and its outward representations.
Not getting complete information; having the truth clouded for the sake of political correctness.... The Language of Dreams
If you hear others cheering, it’s a warning to stop any extravagant spending.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you were doing the cheering, you are likely to have cause to regret some impulsive action; if you heard others cheering, it is a warning to curb your extravagance.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are ringing a bell: you will make someone very happy (without knowing it). See Signal, Whistle.
Depth Psychology: A bell always announces something—whether positive or negative depends on the rest of the images in the dream. Was it a happy or distressed sound?... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you have bad and dark complexion, denotes disappointment and sickness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one dreams he sees a woman of a very brown Complexion, it signifies a very dangerous illness.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of an oily complexion, then you are stressed out from working too hard and not giving yourself enough -love.
If you dream of a dry complexion, then you are allowing fear to hold you back and dry out your passion. See Pimple and Face.... Strangest Dream Explanations
For a young woman to dream that she is under strange influences, denotes her immediate exposure to danger, and she should beware.
To dream of seeing hypnotic and slight-of-hand performances, signifies worries and perplexities in business and domestic circles, and unhealthy conditions of state. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To hear others curse in your dream, means that you have overlooked an urgent matter or situation. Someone may even need to be rescued from some unusual circumstances. It may be your job to protect them.... My Dream Interpretation
The same interpretation is given to courage in a dream.
(Also see Boast)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same applies to purchasing a female slave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same applies to buying a male slave.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Breast Feeding : If a person sees himself breast feeding or being breast fed, he will soon be imprisoned and the prison doors will be closed on him for a long time.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
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
If one disappears within the earth without going through a hole in his dream, and ifhe remains a long time therein until people think that he will never come out again in the dream, it means self-deception, arrogance and love for the wor ld, and such a person will die in that pursuit as a consequence of adventuring with his own life.
(Also see Evanescence)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: This dream indicates that yours is a resdess, questioning, searching human mind. Dreaming about a discovery often means far-reaching changes in your life. It might also indicate that your views and vour actions are too theoretical or idealistic. See Uranus. Finding or discovering something is a warning—don’t rely too much on good luck.... Dreamers Dictionary
Folklore: Quarrels.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be wearing two earrings means you will be flirting with a number of people.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To see them broken, indicates that gossip of a low order will be directed against you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Drawing attention to one’s ears, suggesting that one should listen to what is being said by others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If they are made of silver in the dream, they mean a physical ailment, and if they are made from beads in the dream, they mean being let down by one’s friends. Seeing one’s wife wearing earrings in a dream means engaging in a profitable business.
If a man sees himself wearing a pair of beautiful earrings which are mounted with pearls in a dream, it means that he will enjoy wealth, prosperity and comfort in this life, or it could mean that he will memorize the Holy Qur’an.
If a woman sees herself wearing a pair of silver earrings in a dream, it means that she will conceive a son who will grow to be a pious man.
If they are made from pearls, then her future son will sing with music. As for an unmarried woman, wearing a pair of earrings in a dream means marriage.
If one sees a child wearing a pair of earrings in a dream, it represents beauty, though it is not praiseworthy ifan adult or a man is seen in a dream wearing a pair of earrings or even a single earring. In their case, it means engaging in a loathsome and disgraceful action. Wearing a pair of earrings in a dream also means acquiring a knowledge that exalts the person and raises him in station. It also could mean having musical inclinations, or having a picnic.
(Also see Gold; Ornaments)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a woman, the mere seeing of earrings represent her husband and children.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the wearer is plain, you will win a small sum of money.... The Complete Dream Book
If you see broken earrings in your dream you may be the target of some malicious gossip at work.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
For a man, a dream of wearing earrings himself signifies an interesting development concerning his work, but otherwise they pertain to romantic relations and other details of the dream should be collated.
See Jewelry, Gold, Silver, Colors, Gift, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
But, this is also a dream that reflects the dreamer’s relationship with the image he projects of himself. It’s meaning is associated with that of ADORNMENT. On the other hand, they allude to frivolity and flippancy.
Although ancestral tradition says that all the bad humors and negative energies of the body exited through holes in the ear lobe, modern tradition attributes this oneiric image to an omen of death.
analysis of a dream
Guillermo dreamed: “I was bicycling when the world began to shake beneath my feet. I soon understood that it was an earthquake, and I began to panic. People ran quickly with panic in every direction and I did not know which course to take. The buildings crumbled around me, filling the street with debris. Suddenly, the ground opened under my feet and before I could react, the ground swallowed me in its abyss. I awoke screaming with cold sweats.”
Dreams of disasters are usually nightmares in which you awaken startled, bathed in sweat and with difficulty going back to sleep. They are dreams that try to agitate you internally, and they send you a message in a convincing and effective way. However, you do not always understand what they are trying to say. In general, they allude to an internal change, a psychic transformation that brings about the destruction of a previous process. Guillermo had this dream a few days before he came out publicly with his homosexuality. His fall into the abyss represented the difficult situation in which he found himself and his fear of making such a decisive move in his life. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If an email, fax or text message appears in your dream this may be a message from your dreaming mind to attend to some communication as soon as possible. Such dreams represent your desire to move on speedily with a current project.
Alternatively electronic communication or texts can also express your desire to go on the record and publicly state your intentions. As always pay attention to the content of your message. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... The Element Encyclopedia
The power of the engagement ring is that it is visible to others as a symbol of this intention and has the energy of accountability associated with it.
The great expense involved deepens this sense of accountability. What intentions are you considering in your life that are demanding a significant investment on your part?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of engineering works as in roadworks is to recognise the need for some adjustment in part of our lives.
2- Engineering suggests ability to use forces which arc not normally available to us through techniques and mechanical means.
To dream of engineering in this way highlights our ability to take control of power which is external to us. We are able to manipulate in order to achieve.
3- Spiritual engineering signifies gaining control of our own inner power and being able to make use of it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of engineering in this way highlights our ability to take control of power that is external to us. We are able to manipulate (influence) events in order to achieve our goals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of engineering works – as in roadworks – is to recognize the need for some adjustment in part of our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To enter the house of the governor and to feel comfortable and at ease therein in a dream means that he is soliciting the governor’s assistance in a personal business.
The coming of a just person to a house in a dream means blessings.
If an unjust person enters a place in a dream, it means that evil and calamities will befall such a house.
If it is customary for such a person to enter that place, then no harm will incur from his coming or going.
If one sees himself entering a house of unfamiliar substance, ground or structure, and if he meets departed souls whom he recognizes in the dream, it.means that he has entered the realms of the dead.
If he sees himself going into that sphere, then coming out of it in the dream, it means that he will near his death, then recover from a serious illness. Entering the Sacred House in Mecca in a dream means entering one’s house as a newlywed.
(Also see Marketplace)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a pilgrim sees himselfentering paradise in a dream, it means that his pilgrimage is accepted or that he will reach God’s House in Mecca.
If he lacks faith in God Almighty, it means that he will become a believer.
If a believer who is bedstricken sees himself entering paradise in a dream, it means that he will die of his illness.
If a non-believer who is bed-stricken sees himself entering paradise in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.lfhe is unwed, it means that he will get married. Ifhe is poor, it means that he will become rich or receive an inheritance.
If a sick person sees himselfin the abode of the hereafter healthy again in a dream, it means that he will reach it free from the ills of this world, its adversities and temptations. Ifhe is not sick, then entering the realms of the hereaftermeans glad tidings, business success, a pilgrimage, ascetic detachment from this world, sincere devotion, acquiring knowledge, strengthening of one’s kinship or exercising patience toward a calamity which derives from one’s own sins.
If one sees himself entering the abode of the hereafter to visit and see around, and should he be a person of good deeds and character who is a capable person and who acts upon his knowledge, it means that he will be without work or suffer from business losses.
If he is scared of something, or if he is accused of something, or if he is under stress, it means that his fears will dissipate. Mostly, entering the abode of the hereafter in a dream means travels or migration from one’s homeland. Thus, if one sees himself returning from a journey to the hereafter in a dream, it means that he will return to his homeland. Entering paradise in a dream means a pilgrimage to God’s House in Mecca.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream about your lover’s ex could be that you are trying to live up to their standards. This dream is warning you not to do the same thing you did in a previous relationship.
To dream that you are kissing your ex suggests that there are certain attributes about your ex that you enjoyed. This dream isn’t indicating necessarily that you wish to visit the relationship again, but that you should think about what your ex’s better qualities or attributes. These are the attributes you are finally coming to acknowledge within yourself.
To dream that your ex has died suggests that the emotions you had for your ex are finally over. You have moved on and he or she is now relegated to your past.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that your ex-boyfriend is offering you opinions about a current boyfriend indicates that you will be less likely to make the same mistakes you did in a previous relationship.
To dream that you are getting a massage from an ex-boyfriend indicates that you should let go of some of the barriers that you have constructed. Putting faith in others is difficult but necessary for your well-being.
To dream that your ex-boyfriend gave you a stuffed animal indicates that you are looking for comfort and attention within your current relationship. This doesn’t mean that you want your ex-boyfriend back, but this dream may indicate an aspect of the relationship you had with your ex-boyfriend that wasn’t mature or fulfilling.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is impossible to very dramatically shut the person out of thoughts and feelings. Just because the relationship ends does not mean that all is finished. As we go through relationships we learn and at times pick up “battle wounds.” You will continue to dream about your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend until you “let go” of them on a very important level, or until you learned your lessons from that relationship. Either way, dreaming about your ex-romance does not predict future involvement. It may be wish-fulfillment, reliving memories, or working out old issues. Dreams are very rarely prophetic. See also: People ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The dream may be a way of alerting you to the same or similar behavior in a current relationship. What you learned from that previous relationship may need to be applied to the present one so that you do not repeat the same mistake.
If you dreamed of getting back together with an ex, see “Reuniting.” If you dreamed about your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, the dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship.
If you dreamed about your ex’s new girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to this person.... My Dream Interpretation
A woman is the intuitive, creative part of self. Whatever qualities, characteristics, and lessons that you associate with that person you may be learning about again. Pay attention.... The Dream Books Symbols
Incompletions with this person that need to be resolved within the dreamer before he is truly free to move on to a new relationship.
Similarities between this past relationship and situations now in the dreamer’s life. Solutions to current difficulties may be resolved by the dreamer’s remembering how he dealt with the ex-lover. Astrological parallel: Venus-Saturn combinations Tarot parallel: The Lovers... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
• However, dreams deal with emotions and memories and any new relationship exposes you to emotional vulnerability. This will trigger your dreaming mind to conjure up examples of when you felt similarly vulnerable which will tend to involve your exes. Explore issues of insecurity.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
To utter the Exalting God’s oneness and sovereignty in a dream means receiving financial compensation for pain and suffering.
To utter the formula: ‘La ilahe: il Allah’’ (there is no god other than Allah) in a dream means that one will only die having faith in his Lord.
(Also see Exclamation of God’s Sovereignty)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A wTenching exam dream is meant to strengthen your self-confidence and provide the energy necessary to do the task. Taking an exam and failing: don’t panic, the dream is a sign that you will pass. See Learning, School, Teacher.
Depth Psychology: The exam dream is testing your character and maturity. Passing the exam means you can move on to new tasks, be ready for the next test. Are you afraid of problems ahead? Do you doubt yourself: Is your belief in your own abilities on shaky ground? Build up your self-confidence!... Dreamers Dictionary
If the dreamer fails the exam, or if he awakens before knowing whether he passed or failed, the goal may be unfeasible at this time and should be re-examined.
If the dreamer passes the exam, then, in spite of obstacles, he has it in him to get what he wants. Astrological parallel: Saturn or Uranus Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you miss an exam in a dream, you are worried that you don’t have what it takes to accomplish something expected of you in real life.
To dream that you are cheating on an exam suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you fail an examination, or arrived late, or did not study enough, it means that you are not yet ready for the challenges of real life. You are advised to make the greatest effort and to forget your fears.
The two esoteric interpretations that exist about this dream are opposite. The first states that passing an exam portends success in life; canceling it, failure. The second interpretation, however, predicts the opposite.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To be late for an examination or to be unable to take it suggests fears and doubts about our own competence. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions vary as to whether these were dreams or not.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
One of the most common dreams is failing an exam. In the dream one is not prepared for the exam. In a variation, one is onstage and doesn’t know the lines. Both situations refer to a fear of failing in public.
The dreamer should examine his self-esteem. In the exam situation, usually the subject—or question one doesn’t know how to answer—gives an indication of the field in which one feels insecure. Onstage, the play or scene is sometimes a key to the field of fear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you find that the Examination is too difficult, then expect business worries. If, however, you can answer most of the questions, and dream that you are doing well, then some unexpected good fortune awaits you.... Mystic Dream Book
If you failed the examination, the dream is telling you that your ambitions are beyond your ability and you would benefit from a change of goal.
However, if you passed the exam easily or it presented no major problem to you, it predicts comfortable achievement of all your hopes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Examinations are stressful and they can highlight your shortcomings. Your dream is urging you to stop fearing failure, to emphasize what is right and not what is wrong, and to give yourself permission to succeed.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are diagnosing illness in a dream, this points to insecurity and an over-sensitive approach to life.
If you dream that you are diagnosed with a fatal illness or have a fatal illness, it might be worthwhile seeing your doctor for a check-up as illness has been diagnosed in this way before; typically, however, such dreams represent any condition or situation that you feel is taking you away from the life you were meant to live.
There is a big difference between existing and leading a life that is worth living, and your dreaming mind may be urging you to find ways to live your life to the full, before it is too late.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you find your name on a list of those who have not passed a school exam, you may feel that you have failed in some way in waking life or that someone is marking you down.... The Element Encyclopedia
The date tree may be interpreted as an honorable Arab gentleman since date trees are mainly indigenous to arab countries. As for the walnut tree, it represents a non-Arab person since these trees do not grow in the land of the Arabs.
The same applies to birds.
If a bird is huge it symbolizes an Arab gentleman; a peacock represents a non-Arab gentleman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The date tree may be interpreted as an honorable Arab gentleman since date trees are mainly indigenous to arab countries. As for the walnut tree, it represents a non-Arab person since these trees do not grow in the land of the Arabs.
The same applies to birds.
If a bird is huge it symbolizes an Arab gentleman; a peacock represents a non-Arab gentleman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If these are seen in ones dream (individually or collectively) they may very likely mean men.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If these are seen in ones dream (individually or collectively) they may very likely mean men.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The nature of birds is to fly. Therefore, the one towards whom a bird is associated may be said to be traveling very often and widely.
A peacock may be interpreted as a wealthy non-Arab king who adopts much embellishments and who has many followers.
The same applies to a royal white falcon or eagle. But if it is a crow or a magpie, it represents an evil person.
As shown in the above examples, the Mu’abbir should be able to drawn analogies before interpreting a dream.
If he does so, he will be rightly-guide, by the will of Allah.
And Guidance is from Allah alone.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The nature of birds is to fly. Therefore, the one towards whom a bird is associated may be said to be traveling very often and widely.
A peacock may be interpreted as a wealthy non-Arab king who adopts much embellishments and who has many followers.
The same applies to a royal white falcon or eagle. But if it is a crow or a magpie, it represents an evil person.
As shown in the above examples, the Mu’abbir should be able to drawn analogies before interpreting a dream.
If he does so, he will be rightly-guide, by the will of Allah.
And Guidance is from Allah alone. ... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you’re not taking exams in real life then this dream is a metaphor for some kind of difficulty you are facing at work.
• This is a fear of failure dream and reflects where you feel you are going to be assessed or judged by others on your performance.
• The dream reflects your lack of confidence in your abilities. It can also occur with other kinds of tests in life from auditions to interviews to driving tests. Where are you being tested in your life?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
(See Pop Quiz, Quiz, Taking a Test.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
1- Dreaming of examinations (particularly educational ones) is usually connected with selfcriticism and the need for high achievement. We may be allowing others to set our standards of morality and success for us. Being examined by a doctor indicates concerns over our own health.
2- We may be in the habit of setting ourselves tests of self-value, or habitually be concerned with our accomplishments. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions van,- as to whether these were dreams or not.
3- There is a recognition of the need for Spiritual examination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself infuriated or irritated by someone in a dream, it means that he will suffer the consequences of his qualities or lose his money. Exasperation, infuriation or irritation in a dream all mean poverty and loss of money.
(Also see Infuriating)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Trying to get to the funda mental cause of something.
3. Need to work on oneself. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of “unearthing” one (or more) dead people: a bad conscience. You are either surrounded by deceitful people or you are leading a less than honorable life. See Death.
Depth Psychology: The act of excavating can be proverbial in its meaning: the soul of the dreamer is “excavating” something from the unconscious, such as secret character traits—vour own or someone elses. Suddenly you are remembering something that was forgotten or repressed, which is the reason for your emotional difficulties.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is important to note what it is that is being excavated (a submerged potential?).
Freud looked on the process of psychoanalysis as an act of excavation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Metaphorically digging up the dirt on someone or a situation.
Uncovering treasures that are just waiting for your persistent efforts to discover them.
Digging through your own past to discover the worth of experiences, and how they have made you what and who you are today.... The Language of Dreams
For a young woman to dream that she is exchanging sweethearts with her friend, indicates that she will do well to heed this as advice, as she would be happier with another. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of the stock exchange signifies the excitement of taking a calculated risk.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be exchanging clothes with someone signifies our need for a new persona.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Exchanging money, however, signifies an unexpected trip.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Also see Exalting God’s oneness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
When we dream of faeces or excrement we are returning to an infant level of expression and enjoyment. Experiences we have had may have been relevant at the time but we now need to let them go.
There are certain aspects of our lives which we have used up and need to expel.
The power of the person is said to be contained in his excrement.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, you are accepting that you are responsible for managing your own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and you may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is almost certainly something you have repressed (pushed down from the conscious mind into the unconscious). We repress what we can’t cope with, but the anxiety or guilt-feelings that caused us to resort to repression do not leave us: they linger and fester in the unconscious and, if not given conscious attention, will have destructive consequences. Don’t let yourself be constipated psychologically. Get rid of that store of negative emotion - resentments or whatever.
Anxieties and guilt-feelings often have irrational beginnings in early childhood, though they may remain dormant until some later experience wakens them. An emotionally detached appraisal of the situation that first gave rise to them may dissolve them.
If not, seek help. Alternatively, adopt a Gestalt approach: don’t bother about the origins of the negative feeling; just see what it is doing to you - and others - in the present, and deal with it, expel it like faeces, here and now.
(2) Excrement may be a symbol of something you disapprove of or despise - perhaps mistakenly. Take a good look at the excrement to discover precisely what it represents in yourself.
(3) According to Freud, faeces may be substitutes for either the penis or a baby. This is more applicable to a woman’s dream than to a man’s.
(4) Excrement may symbolize money - ‘filthy lucre’ (‘He’s rolling in it’; ‘She’s stinking rich’).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Stepping on dog poop in a dream promises windfall in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If it gives off a bad smell it symbolises unlawful wealth.
The stronger the odour the greater the unlawfulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is an abnormal discharge of liquid matters from one’s bowels in the dream, it means that he will squander most of his money.
If one uses a lavatory near a known ablution area in the dream, it means that his spendings relate to his passion, desires and wantonness. Ifthe location is unknown in the dream, it means that he unknowingly, but willingly spends his wealth in unlawful avenues, whereby he will reap no reward or benefit from it. Discharging feces in the open and covering it with dirt in a dream means burying money in a hole and covering it with dirt.
(Also see Impurity; Feces; Urinating)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If we tend to be driven by our emotions this will come across in dreams | violence of any sort in dreams usually signifies that something is badly out of balance, so to dream of an execution may signify that we are acting (wrongly) more from an intellectual viewpoint than from a feeling perspective. You might also like to consult the entries for guillotine, punish / punishment and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are about to be executed, and some miraculous intervention occurs, denotes that you will overthrow enemies and succeed in gaining wealth. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Guilt over something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are the one who is being executed, this symbol indicates strong negative emotions, self-doubts, and guilt feelings.
If somebody else is being executed, it symbolizes the Other—usually characteristics or behavior that you must urgently discard. See also Death.
Psychological and mental re-orientation. Changes need to be made.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreaming of being executed: others are putting you down and you feel ashamed. See Gallows, Hanging. Murder.
Depth Psychology: Your opinions or assumptions are going to change (or have already).
A dream about an execution suggests revising an opinion you have had about certain events. Put your changed attitude to work.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you miraculously escape your own execution means you will overcome your enemies and succeed in gaining wealth.... My Dream Interpretation
It is also natural that in face of grave disaster the dreamer would rather die being executed than to live a lonely life of deprivation.
If the dreamer is the executioner in the dream it signifies a desire to eliminate or overthrow the authority of another person.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you see an execution it is a sign of a great misfortune caused by others; if you are the victim you will suffer not only losses of any kind but also diseases; and if you are the executor it indicates rebellion against social conventions. Dreaming that you are about to be executed but that a miraculous salvation occurs means that you will defeat your enemies and succeed in your projects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A particular way of being in the world as represented by the character being executed is no longer necessary.
If it is you who is being executed, then it is your whole sense of identity that is being confronted with drastic change.
If you are doing the executing, then your ego mind is getting ready for some dynamic housecleaning.
If neither of these scenarios is the case, consider what you know about the person being executed. You will find what is currently up for transformation in the character aspect that the individual embodies.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Indicates more mental exercising is required.
3. Be more cautious, tactful.
4. If exercising with weights, indicates the need to lose or gain weight in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you enjoy the vigorous Exercise, all will be well. But if you feel tired, then beware of money losses.... Mystic Dream Book
... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream that you are jogging, you appear to have your responsibilities under control but you may also feel dissatisfied or bored with certain aspects of your life, especially if you dream you are on a treadmill.
If you are jumping or leaping in your dream, this suggests ambition and a desire to move forward with your life, or progress in your career.
If you are kicked, or kick someone else in your dream, perhaps there is something in your waking life that you disagree with or disapprove of. To dream that you are hopping could suggest childish or immature behavior on your part. Alternatively, it may indicate your tendency to jump from task to task, or not being able to stay in one place.
If you are stretching in a dream, your unconscious may be reminding you to work on your flexibility, not just in your body, but in your approach to life. To dream that you are skipping suggests you need to be more light-hearted and friendly in waking life. Alternatively, the dream may indicate that you have skipped something important. See also LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream about the ex has nothing to do with the real-life ex.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Tired of a particular situation or person. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The highranking officer or the review officer in such a dream also represents a compassionate person who cares, and who frequently asks about his friends, helps them solve their problems, and assists them in every possible way.
(Also see Hearing board; Inquisitional court)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If so, the dream is probably recommending that you do this.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A grave robber or a body snatcher in a dream represents a deliberate and a premeditated scheme to unravel a mystery, or forming an expedition to search for a hidden treasure. Digging the grave of a renowned scholar in a dream means studying his school of thought and the restoration of his studies, life, traditions and prominence.
(Also see Graue digger; Graue)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of being ﬁred. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If in dreams we seem to have a choice of exits then we have a number of possibilities that will move us into a different space.
If we cannot see the exit, we need to consider our options in a workaday situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An exit may symbolize death (literal or figurative). See also Dead / Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. Someone is mentally ill. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Shamans and exorcists conduct rituals for the release of negative spirits, and if this archetype appears in a dream, it suggests a form of possession by destructive or antisocial impulses in oneself or others, and the need to confront it.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you set out to go somewhere, or to do something, and fail in your purpose, then expect money losses and worry in business.... Mystic Dream Book
A part of self you may call upon for answers to your problems.... The Dream Books Symbols
If something feels risky to you, the presence of an expiration date is the confirmation you need to proceed. This can be applied to any aspect of risk in your current life. Also to be considered is the notion of time running out on something that needs your immediate attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream may be a safe space in which to accomplish this, the emotion having been suppressed for some time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An explorer in a dream also represents orphans, or children of sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the building is run down or dilapidated, this may suggest a personality or body in need of attention, but if the building is well cared for and clean, it suggests confidence and good self-esteem. A building under attack may suggest that someone or something is trying to break in.
If a building is under construction or being demolished, this refers to your own ability to construct and destroy your life.
If the building is familiar, the reference may be to the actual building itself; for example, if you dream of a structural fault, you might want to get the design checked out.
If the building you are exploring in your dream is a public building such as a factory, law court, prison and department store, the building often represents the function suggested by its nature, such as work, education and healing. Bear in mind, though, that if these images appear in your dreams, they will also have personal connections and feelings associated with those buildings. For example, if a factory feels like a museum, both associations should be considered. Finally, consider carefully how you react to the building in your dream. Were you intimidated by it or did you feel comfortable? If the former, your dream may be warning that you are over-reaching yourself in waking life. The latter is more reassuring.... The Element Encyclopedia
To think your face, or the face of others, is blackened or mutilated, signifies you will be accused of indiscretion which will be unjust, though circumstances may convict you.
To see the air filled with smoke and de’bris, denotes unusual dissatisfaction in business circles and much social antagonism.
To think you are enveloped in the flames, or are up in the air where you have been blown by an explosion, foretells that unworthy friends will infringe on your rights and will abuse your confidence. Young women should be careful of associates of the opposite sex after a dream of this character. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- The forceful explosion of anger, fear or sexual release can accomplish a cleansing.
A dream may be a safe space in which to accomplish this.
3- An explosion in a spiritual sense would suggest a revelation of some sort.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Disapproval or dissatisfaction with a particular idea, person, or situation that is reaching a critical point.
Indiscreet action or abused confidences that resulted in very explosive emotions.
An alternative symbol for an extremely passionate sexual encounter. Destroying obstacles that threaten to impede your path or goals.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of witnessing a massive explosion indicates that your own life is going to “explode.” Great changes for the better are on the way.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The distinction here is how fast change sometimes occurs, and in the case of an explosion, change is happening very rapidly. Remember that in a dream, an explosion is a positive thing and indicates that some transition in your life is happening abruptly and may be causing you fear. Change can be very frightening, and it is part of the human experience to fear change.
The explosion in your dream may indicate that whatever is occurring is inevitable.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. If long objects, phallic symbols. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of explosions that destroy buildings and people, you are afraid of firm commitments, especially where love is concerned.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you fired any of these, your dreaming mind is warning you that you are in danger of exploding with frustration or anger. Are you currently on a short emotional fuse and in danger of detonating with burning anger? What was your target in the dream? This may help you understand what triggered your anger. On the other hand, could an explosive situation be building up around you? Again, if your firepower ran out, this could indicate lack of ammunition in a conflict in your waking life; perhaps there just isn’t enough reason for you to be involved.... The Element Encyclopedia
The first suggests vulnerability and the second the ability to reveal – for instance, a truth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To expose an object or information ourselves suggests that something is hidden that will be revealed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream that helps us deal with these doubts and fears often has elements of exposure in them, such as digging for treasure or emptying a cupboard.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. A quick trip to failure. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Pay attention to your superiors.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
An expressway may mention that you need to express your feelings in order to get the results you want.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If one is exiled from his homeland in a dream, it means that he may enter a jail.
If one is expelled from paradise in a dream, it means that he may experience poverty. Ifone evicts a man of knowledge or screams at him, or bewilders him in a dream, it means that he will face an extraordinary misfortune and confront a threatening and a cruel enemy.
If a religious and a pious looking person is evicted or driven away from a place in a dream, it means that he is failing to fulfill his religious vow, or it could mean that he is avoiding to remain in the company of true pious people, ascetics, people of knowledge and noble ones. Expulsion in a dream also could denote misbehavior or ill conduct on the part of the evictor.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are an exterminator indicates that you must deal with your shortcomings and rise to the tasks at hand.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreaming of switching off a light suggests that we have cut off a source of energy, with the potential for it to be reinstated.
For instance dousing a fire with a blanket suggests suppressing a powerful energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See Flame, Fire, Water, Blanket, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If one sees himself in a dream smothering an already dead fire, it means that he is trying to rekindle an old war or to provoke evil between people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The meaning of the dream depends on what you have or are trying to extinguish. See Candle, Fire, Lamp, Lantern, Light.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is possible that in feeling different to others we sense ourselves to be alien and not of this world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Juice; Oil press; Wine press)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Well-being.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Purses, according to Freud, are symbols of female genitalia or the womb; when the purse opens, this suggests sexual availability and when it is snapped shut, this suggests withholding.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a fireman represents selfcontrol and your ability to deal with your energies, burning desires or emotional emergencies in the waking world. To dream that you caused a fire may be a warning from your unconscious that you are playing with fire and may be in danger of getting your fingers burned if you go ahead with a certain project or get involved with a certain person.
If you find yourself on fire, your passions may be consuming you and you may feel hopeless and trapped in waking life. If, however, you managed to put a fire out, this shows that you are asserting control over the fire raging within you.
If someone else started a fire, your unconscious may have been telling you to watch that person carefully in waking life or to carry out some simple safety checks.... The Element Encyclopedia
According to ancient dream-lore, climbing a tree is said to be lucky.
If you dream of a fruit-bearing tree, take a look at which type of fruit is present and its meaning for you.
If you noticed the species of tree, what is that species associated with for you? Did you dream of the mighty, strong oak, dainty cherry tree or somber, dark conifers? Did you dream of a single tree or a forest? If you find yourself lost in a forest, perhaps you ’can’t see the forest for the trees’ or have lost sight of your goals. Walking through a forest may symbolize a need to get back in touch with your inner self and your instinctual nature.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you fostered or adopted a baby in your dream, did you welcome the child into your home with love and gratitude? If you are thinking about adopting or fostering, your dream could reflect your feelings about this, but if this isn’t in your plans, the dream may be showing you how satisfying it can be to offer love and guidance to someone who needs your care. Do you need to find an outlet for your urge to love and nurture selflessly in waking life? This doesn’t have to be a child, but perhaps a partner, a pet, a friend, a project or a charity.
If you dreamed of fostering or adopting someone you know in waking life, perhaps you long to lavish attention on that particular person.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Tassels)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. If one is willing to become part of group, indicates one is willing to be reasonable. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees a group of people surrounding the corps of a dead, or visiting a sick person, or standing around his bed in a dream, it means relief and success. Sitting in the company of a beloved means unity, marriage happiness, prosperity or reunion.
(Also seeSpiritual gathering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of picking fruit, look under “Fruit.”... My Dream Interpretation
According to a Jungian interpretation, social gatherings suggest different aspects of yourself in waking life. In all large gatherings of people there is usually a strong emotional charge of either good feelings and generosity of spirit, or tension, conflict and stress.
If you find yourself part of a gathering in your dream, you can begin your interpretation by considering the basic atmosphere and feeling of the occasion.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion in your dream, catching up with friends or colleagues or being bustled along in a busy, crowded street, the people who surround you, your reaction to them, their reaction to you and the events that occurred in the dream all suggest your personal likes and dislikes.
These preferences refer to the people with whom you mix, to your self-perceived status within your family, social and professional life, as well as to your self- confidence, insecurity and individuality. Bear in mind that such dreams can also be full of surprises; you may find the people or yourself in your dream gatherings behaving out of character.
If you are confused about the meaning of your dream, this chapter is designed to help; but you may also find it useful to refer to the chapters on FAMILY, PEOPLE and RELATIONSHIPS.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is not unusual for heterosexual men and women to have dreams about gay sex, and such dreams are not necessarily related to sexuality or the waking-life expression of it. However, if the dreamer identifies as a gay man, then such dreams should be explored more literally.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If this is the case, your dream may have been fulfilling your unconscious fantasies and was encouraging you to be honest with yourself. Many psychologists believe that we are all bisexual at a deep level; a dream like this may have given you the opportunity to explore in a safe environment an experience that your conscious mind finds objectionable due to social conditioning. If, however, you are convinced you are not gay or lesbian, your dream may simply have highlighted the intimate nature of your friendships with people of the same sex or your desire to meet someone similar to yourself. Your unconscious may also have been highlighting the fact that if you are in a relationship, you sometimes you feel closer to your friends than you do to your partner.
If you are homophobic in waking life or in your dream, your unconscious may have been urging you to be more open-minded.
If you are gay and dream of making love to a person of the same sex, this will have much the same interpretation as dreams concerning heterosexual sex and partnerships.
If you are gay and have dreams of heterosexual sex, your unconscious may be highlighting unconscious attractions or emphasizing the closeness of your emotional bonds with friends of the opposite sex.... The Element Encyclopedia
And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of re-stringing a guitar, or replacing a broken guitar string, it means you have forgotten to do something.... My Dream Interpretation
To be able to hear is somewhat different to listening, which suggests assimilating information at the same time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If he loses the nomination in the dream, it means his death, or that he may never return to that building again.
(Also see Exhibition; Inquisitional court)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same applies to athaan heard in streets and lanes.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. A need for good nutrition for the hungry mind (as in “brain food”).
3. Use caution for possible deceptions or misunderstandings, usually emotional (as in a “red herring”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is a deliberately conscious direction of negative energy and is said to rebound upon the perpetrator threefold.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are performing such an action in dreams we probably need to take a long hard look at our motivation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- Technically, the hexagram is a figure of six lines and represents the union of two forces, the Yin (feminine) and the Yang (masculine).
For this to appear in a dream represents the principle of ‘as above, so below’.
2- When we attempt to reconcile two forces - the spiritual and the physical we may experience that union in the form of patterns, one significant group of which arc hexagrams.
3- The union of the spiritual and physical worlds is represented by the hexagram.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A hexagram consists of six lines and symbolizes the union of the spiritual and physical worlds.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The hexagrams are a potent image both in dreams and for meditation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Attraction to member of the same sex—usually emotionally, sometimes physically.
3. Anxieties regarding own sexuality (if afraid).
4. Prosperity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream of being homosexual indicates feelings of uneasiness. It connotes doubt and worries towards your relationships with the opposite sex.
If you’re actually homosexual then your true nature is expressing itself through the dream.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If in your dream you hate the idea of homosexuality, then it represents your fears and rejection of parts of your own femininity and sexuality.
If you are gay in real life, then the dream is simply a reflection of your own self.
If you dream that your real-life boyfriend or husband is gay, you could be feeling rejected by him in real life, either because he is physically cold or you sense he is keeping some of his emotions secret from you. Your subconscious mind might be telling you that he’s keeping a secret from you in some way. Or, you could just be feeling insecure about the strength and nature of the relationship. Communication is key to finding out what’s really going on.... My Dream Interpretation
If making love with particular individual, may be merger within self of attributes associated with other person. Attitudes toward own sexuality. See Sexual Intercourse.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you are homosexual, dreams regarding this particular sexual orientation are not atypical. They are simply the extension of your thoughts and feelings in the form that is the most familiar and meaningful to you.
If a heterosexual person is having a homosexual dream, it may have a variety of connotations.
The interpretation of this dream, as with all others, is very personal and generalizations are difficult to make. This dream may be about loving yourself, especially if the other individual in your dream is a stranger.
The dream may be about integrating ideas and attitudes, and in a few, rare cases may be about sexual orientation. Sexual dreams are either wish-fulfilling, compensatory, or non-sexual, but rather are about issues mentioned above. See also: Sex, Intercourse... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- Dreaming of having intercourse with somebody of the same sex as oneself usually indicates a conflict or anxiety about otir own gender. We may find ourselves attracted to someone of the same sex in dreams because we are looking for parental love. We may also be looking for love of a different sort a nurturing rather than sexual love.
2- Very often, to dream of a homosexual affair is an attempt to come to terms with opposite aspects of oneself.
It is understanding that, through the integration of a part of ourselves, we are making ourselves more whole and therefore more able to go onto successful relationships of any sort.
3- Unification on an internal level is a sign of spiritual maturity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An intimate exploration of the masculine or feminine nature, depending on which gender is seen in the dream (see Men, Women).
The need to focus on your own gender for a while to achieve greater understanding, “brotherhood” or “sisterhood,” and empowerment from same.... The Language of Dreams
For some people it shows an inherent reluctance to relate fully to the opposite sex either through some trauma or fear.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we can identify similarities with the dream character that are not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If characters within your dream are known to be homosexual, you must interpret them as aspects of your own personality that are aligning you in either the direction of a need to be more or to do more, or to bridge the gap between the two with a higher level of intuitive grace.
If you are made uncomfortable by the content of the dream, you may want to consider ways in which you are having anxiety about your own masculinity or femininity in a way that may or may not be sexual in nature.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For instance, if you live next to a mansion in a dream it might suggest that you already possess the resources to elevate your status and personal value. You just have to realize it.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Other dreams that signal emotional imbalance in intimate relationships are dreams of houses on fire, bombs that are about to explode or images of starvation, loneliness, torture or neglect. These images are warning you that your relationship is out of balance, dangerously fragile or in need of rescuing in your waking life. An inappropriate meeting or pairing of two objects in your dream, for example a kangaroo and a light bulb, might suggest that you are somewhat concerned about an unsuitable partner; this might either be your own partner, or that of someone close to you—say a son or a daughter. Repeatedly getting the wrong person on the phone, seeing an email error message or simply being unable to communicate may also indicate a disturbing inability to communicate with someone in your life who is important to you.
If you are having problems with your cellphone, this might be seen by Freudians as a symbol of sexual dysfunction or anxiety. Another potent symbol of a relationship coming to an end is the image of gold dust or precious jewels running through your fingers in a dream. The image is even more eloquent if you are running with two cupped hands full of water in an attempt to quench your own or someone else’s thirst and the dream water falls through your hands
A real-life need to resolve relationship problems may be symbolized by dreams about repairing something, perhaps fixing a car or attaching things together with glue, sellotape or bluetac.
If you experience blocked communication in your relationship or suffer from an inability to get through to someone close to you, you may have dreams in which people are staring at one another in your dream but no one is saying. Such a dream may also suggest that now is an excellent time to deepen your relationship, as the silent figures await your signal for a new and exciting phase of your relationship to begin.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Cursing; Injustice; Insulting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of having a runny nose, this signifies good luck in the money and health sectors of your life.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Opportu nity (“knocking at the door”).
3. Mystery or fear. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of sex with another woman is often reported by women during pregnancy.
If the dreamer identifies as a lesbian, then such dreams should be explored through the concepts outlined in the terms Sex and Intercourse. Watching lesbian sex is a waking-life fantasy for many heterosexual men. However, this image has more to do with integration of inner aspects of the feminine principle for a man when such a dream appears.
It is a natural process of evolution for every man as he matures through life to become more in touch with his feminine nature.
A truly integrated man has access to his own creativity, receptivity, nurturing qualities, and sensitivity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A cigar or cigarette can symbolize a penis; even Freud admitted that his passion for cigar smoking was a substitute for masturbation, although he did once joke that a cigar is sometimes just a cigar. Cars can represent the penis—especially if the car has a powerful, thrusting motor. A weathercock in a woman’s dream is thought to be an especially powerful sexual symbol.
Darts, fingers, snakes, guns, hammers, screwdrivers, horns, icicles, javelins, spheres, engines, lorries and poles are all phallic symbols, as are spires and towers standing tall.
Quills and pens are obvious Freudian symbols, especially if they are dipped in ink. Jungians suggest that the quill can represent the archetype of the animus, the male aspect of the female psyche. Cell phones can be interpreted as phallic dream symbols as they often take the place of a loved one and can evoke sexual yearning or stand for the act of masturbation. The image may also represent frustrating attempts at sexual intimacy.
Drinking from a cup, glass or horn can represent oral sex with a woman. Socks or other items of clothing which fit the body part snugly are often interpreted as symbols of female genitalia; such items may stand for the act of intercourse if they are being put on or off. Gloves and shoes are other common images of this type. Shoes can also suggest authority and sexual domination.... The Element Encyclopedia
For instance, the intellect and feelings - or perhaps the practical and intuitive sides may need to be united. Often a marriage or wedding can be precognitive in that one may subconsciously be aware of a relationship between two people, but it has not yet registered on the conscious level. So, to be attending a wedding may indicate that one is aware of such a relationship.
To be dreaming of wearing a wedding dress is to be trying to sort out one’s feelings and hopes about relationships and weddings.
To be dressing someone else in a wedding dress can indicate one’s feelings of inferiority ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’.
2- Bccause the human being is always looking for someone to complement him- or herself, to dream of a wedding can give some indication of the type of person we are looking for as a partner. We may, for instance, dream that we are marrying a childhood friend - in which case we are looking for somebody who has the same qualities as that person. We may dream we are marrying a famous figure and again the qualities of that particular person will be important.
3- Spiritually there is a proccss of integration which needs to come about. Firstly the masculine and feminine sides of our personality need to unite, then the physical and spiritual sides need to harmonise. This is usually known as a Mystic Union.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Separation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Example: ‘1 am at the wedding of my best friend.
The groom doesn’t turn up and she decides to marry the first person who comes along. I wonder whether this is a good thing to do’ (Mary T).
Dreaming of wedding if single: Mary could equally as well have dreamt she was the bride, but being in her 30s and unmarned it is easier for her to consider or experiment with the idea of marriage using the image of her friend. Should she marry whoever offers? When single one often dreams of marnage as a way of clarifying. What would it be like? Could one succeed in it? Is the present panner OK? How will one achieve it?
Example: ‘When I was engaged to my present husband I dreamt we were married and I looked down at my wedding ring. It was twisted and bent. In fact I now see it as a warning because we have not made a good marriage’ (SW). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The best measure of success and progress is to consider if you are doing your best. See Critic and Jealousy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A money exchanger in a dream also represents a religious doctor or a scholar who takes religious questions and interprets their definitions. He also could be a dream interpreter who measures everything he takes in and gives an appropriate answer. He takes a pearl necklace for a price and gives words in return, or he takes scattered words and gives a beautiful pearl necklace in exchange.
If one who is experiencing difficulties in wakefulness changes some money in a dream, it means that his difficulties will diminish.
If one buys gold coins and gives silver money in exchange in a dream, it means reparation, financial obligations or liability. Seeing a money exchanger in a dream also represents wealth, or quick richness from suspicious sources, or he could represent an accountant, a bookkeeper, or a ledger keeper.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Intriguingly, near-death reports from different cultures around the world are generally consistent and in many instances are identical to the features of the post-mortem state that is described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. There is also a marked similarity between NDEs and reports of the inner journeys of shamanism, astral travel and out-of- body experiences.
The term ‘near-death experience’ was coined by American doctor Raymond Moody in the 1970s to describe the phenomenon outlined above. Prior to publication of Moody’s book, Life After Life in 1975, NDEs were not openly talked about; once the book came out, more and more people began to talk about them. By 1982 a Gallup poll suggested that as many as eight million Americans had had some kind of NDE. Moody and a number of other NDE researchers, such as Kenneth Ring, a psychologist and founding member of the International Association of Near Death Studies at the University of Connecticut, were able to identify a number of traits common to all NDEs, even though the experience was always unique to each individual. They concluded that in a NDE, people typically experience one or more of the following phenomena in this sequence: a sense of leaving the material world behind or an out-of-body experience in which they feel they are floating above their bodies looking down; cessation of pain, a feeling of great calm and peace; traveling down a dark tunnel towards a light at its end; meeting spirit beings, many of whom are dead friends and relatives; meeting a spirit guide who takes them through their life story and puts their life into perspective without any negative judgment; and, finally, an abrupt and sometimes reluctant return to life.
The great majority of NDEs are described as being positive and uplifting; around three per cent are described as negative or frightening. Almost anyone can have the experience and it is not limited to those who have religious beliefs, although many people who have experienced a NDE do become more religious or develop a spiritual belief system afterwards. Almost all say they lose their fear of death, this being replaced by a strong belief in an afterlife. Many discover a meaning and purpose to their lives that they may have previously lacked. In some cases, the NDE leaves a person with heightened intuitive or psychic powers.
Even though millions of people claim to have had an NDE, it is impossible for researchers to prove scientifically that the experience is genuine. Evidence is therefore based entirely on anecdotal reports.
According to skeptics, the NDE is a dream or hallucination caused by, amongst other things, a lack of oxygen, the release of the body’s natural pain killers called endorphins and increased levels of carbon dioxide as the brain dies. NDEs were reportedly reproduced by Ronald Siegel, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, when LSD and other drugs were administered. NDE supporters stress, however, that drug-induced hallucinations and NDEs are totally different things. Such explanations also do not take into account the fact that many people brought back to life can give accurate accounts of their resuscitations, of medical procedures carried out on them or report conversations they overheard at the time they were allegedly dead. This suggests that some part of consciousness can separate from the body at death. There is no doubt that the near-death experiences are supported by impressive documentation and, for believers in them, these reports constitute a very powerful argument for the existence of an afterlife.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- In dreams, all symbols of nourishment are associated with basic needs. Firstly, we require warmth and comfort; secondly, shelter and sustenance. Initially we experience this as coming from mother. Any dream in which we become aware of our needs then links with our relationship with mother.
If our need for nourishment and nurturing is not met we experience rejection and hurt. In dreams the two become interchangeable.
2- All symbols of containment (the vessel, cup, cauldron, bowl etc.) arc symbols of nurturing and femininity. Food-producing animals are also associated with the nourishing aspects of the mother and therefore of Mother Earth.
3- The suggestions of nourishing the soul and conferring immortality all belong to the nurturing of the Mother Goddess.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If our need for nourishment and nurturing is not met we experience rejection and hurt. In dreams these things become interchangeable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a woman, nurturing is perhaps more physical in feeling, whereas for a man, his focus will be on growth to maturity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A nuclear explosion can be accidental (as, for instance, was Chernobyl). Such an accident can unintentionally have very far-reaching efTects.
To dream of a nuclear explosion can highlight our anxiety about great change in our lives. We do not yet know what effect that change may have. We do, however, know we must undertake radical change, but would prefer it to be a more gradual process.
2- When we have suppressed certain parts of our personality rather than handling them, there may be some type of synergy (combined energy) which can become destructive. We would be alerted to this by dreaming of causing a nuclear explosion.
3- Spiritually, a nuclear explosion would suggest a discharge of power which, if not handled properly, could be destructive.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The threat of such a huge explosion is enough to generate fear, sometimes unfounded.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a nuclear explosion can highlight our anxiety about great change in our lives. We do not yet know what effect that change may have. We do, however, know we must undertake radical change, but would prefer it to be a more gradual process. Also consult the entries for apocalypse, atom bomb and bomb.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An offering in a dream also represents one’s good deeds, although it also could mean trouble, adversities, enmity, dispute, fight, argument with one’s family, an invasion, or profits from hunting.
(Also see Immolation; Sacrifice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you willingly sacrifice something: you will be rewarded for a selfless act.
Depth Psychology: You have either sacrificed some essential part of yourself to one thing or another or you are a perpetrator who is recklessly sacrificing the needs of others to your own advantage and goals. Frequent dreams of being a victim raises a question: have you chosen to be a victim, unforgiving of the “injustices” done to you? Psychology believes that victim and perpetrator are mutually dependent upon each other—one cannot do without the other. See Martyr.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see the offspring of domestic animals, denotes increase in prosperity.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is a representation of your artistic vigor, and reaffirms that you are taking the correct path in life.
The dream may also be a retort on discussions about sex. You may have to articulate your sexual wishes and desires to your lover.
It is also possible that your dream of oral sex is an actual manifestation of your sexual fantasies.
A dream about you performing oral sex on yourself symbolizes a yearning for self-satisfaction.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The oral aspect of this particular act indicates that communication is the area you are investigating.
If you are orally pleasuring a penis, you may be appreciating and experiencing a need to take more aggressive power into your speech. To be orally pleasuring a woman’s genitalia means that the receptive, sensitive, or creative elements of your personality want to be recognized and embraced.
The active position indicates a higher level of urgency than if you are the recipient.
If taking on new ways of communicating can be seen as an ongoing process, receiving oral pleasure connects more to the beginning of that process, while giving it might be associated with the end.
The object of your affection will give you a great deal of clarity on the matter at hand. This is where many people are disturbed or even horrified by sexual content, for many dreams have us partnering with people from our life with whom we would not ordinarily have sex. However, to the unconscious mind, sex is a symbolic expression of union and has none of the societal or personal stigma we may attach to it.
If the person is known to you, use his or her character aspects to indicate what qualities you are integrating into your communication.
If the person is a stranger, use whatever information you can recall from the dream to inform your investigation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Desire for uninhibited or forbidden sex. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Horses, especially stallions, may be a symbol of sexuality and mounting a horse represents intercourse. Spectacular explosions are associated with orgasm. In the form of fireworks this suggests exhilaration but destructive explosions can express the desire to dominate. Water gushing from a tap, champagne spraying white foam or cascading waterfalls are also orgasmic symbols.
Dream analysts have noticed an association in women’s dreams between dreams of a plane crash and rape or fear of it. Freudians would interpret a man’s dream of a plane crash as fear of impotence. Churches with a steeple and an arched portal combine male and female symbolism and such an image may express conflict between sexual expression and moral responsibility.
Dreams in which you become invisible may simply indicate that you feel unnoticed by those around you, but they may also suggest an element of sexual voyeurism.
Disturbing Sexual Dreams... The Element Encyclopedia
The house only had two bedrooms, and the children’s room was directly opposite ours. Both of us had had the same thought—”Oh no, it’s the children again.” Much to our annoyance they had been waking in the middle of the night claiming it was morning and time to play. We had tried to suppress it, but here it was again.
As these thoughts went through our minds we heard the sound of feet clomping down the stairs. This was strange as the children usually stayed in their room. Brenda got up, determined to get whoever it was back into bed. I heard her switch the light on, go down the stairs, switch the sitting room light on, and I followed her via the sounds of her movement as she looked in the kitchen and even toilet—we didn’t have a bathroom. Then up she came again and opened the children’s door—strange because we had assumed it had been opened. When she came back into our room she looked puzzled and a little scared. “They’re all asleep and in bed ‘ she said. ‘We talked over the mystery for some time, trying to understand just how we had heard the door handle rattle then footsteps going down the stairs, yet the door wasn’t open. Also, the door handles on our doors were too high for the children to reach without standing on a chair. There was a stool in the children’s bedroom they used for that, yet it wasn’t even near the door when Brenda opened it.
Having no answer to the puzzle we stopped talking and settled to wait for sleep again. Suddenly a noise came from the children’s bedroom. It sounded like the stool being dragged and then the door handle turning again but the door not opening. “You go this time” Brenda said, obviously disturbed.
‘I opened our door quickly just in time to see the opposite door handle turn again. Still the door didn’t open. I reached across, turned the handle and slowly opened the door. It stopped as something was blocking it. Just then my daughter Helen’s small face peered around the door—high because she was standing on the stool. Puzzled by what had happened, I was careful what I said to her. “What do you want love?” I asked.
‘Unperturbed she replied, “I want to go to the toilet.” The toilet was downstairs, through the sitting room, and through the kitchen.
‘Now I had a clue so asked, “Did you go downstairs before?”
“Yes,” she said, “but Mummy sent me back to bed.” * (Tony C).
This is an unusual example of an out of body experience (OBE). Mostly they are described from the point of view of the person projecting, and are therefore difficult to corroborate. Here, three people experience the OBE in their own way. From Tony and Brenda’s point of view what happened caused sensory stimuli, but only auditory. Helen’s statement says that she was sure she had physically walked down the stairs and been sent back to bed by her mother. Tony and Brenda felt there was a direct connection between what they were thinking and feeling—get the children back to bed—and what Helen experienced as an objective reality.
OBEs have been reported in thousands in every culture and in every period of history.
A more general experience of OBE than the above might include a feeling of rushing along a tunnel or release from a tight place prior to the awareness of independence from the body. In this first stage some people experience a sense of physical paralysis which may be frightening (see paralysis). Their awareness then seems to become an observing point outside the body, as well as the sense of paralysis. Then there is usually an intense awareness of oneself and surroundings, unlike dreaming or even lucidity. Some projectors feel they are even more vitally aware and rational than during the waking state. Looking back on one’s body may occur here. Once the awareness is independent of the body, the boundaries of time and space as they are known in the body do not exist. One can easily pass through walls, fly, travel to or immediately be in a far distant place, witnessing what may be, or appears to be, physically real there.
Sir Auckland Geddes, an eminent British anatomist, describes his own OBE, which contains many of these features. Example: Becoming suddenly and violently ill with gastroenteritis he quickly became unable to move or phone for help. As this was occurring he noticed he had an A and a B consciousness.
The A was his normal awareness, and the B was external to his body, watching. From the B self he could see not only his body, but also the house, garden and surrounds. He need only think of a friend or place and immediately he was there and was later able to find confirmation for his observations. In looking at his body, he noticed that the brain was only an end organ, like a condensing plate, upon which memory and awareness played.
The mind, he said, was not in the brain, the brain was in the mind, like a radio in the play of signals. He then observed his daughter come in and discover his condition, saw her telephone a doctor friend, and saw him also at the same time.
Many cases of OBE occur near death, where a person has died* of a hean attack for instance, and is later revived. Because of this there are attempts to consider the possibility of survival of death through study of these cases. In fact many people experiencing an OBE have a very different view of death than prior to their experience.
Early attempts to explain OBEs suggested a subtle or astral body, which is a double of our physical and mental self, but able to pass through walls. It was said to be connected to the physical body during an OBE by a silver cord—a son of lifeline which kept the physical body alive. This is like the concept that the people we dream about are not creations of our own psyche, but real in their own right. Whatever one may believe an OBE to be, it can be observed that many people in this condition have no silver cord, and have no body at all, but are simply a bodiless observer, or are an animal, a geometric shape, a colour or sound (see identity and dreams).
The person’s own unconscious concepts of self seem to be the factor which shapes the form of the OBE. If, therefore, one feels sure one must travel to a distant point, then in the OBE one travels.
If one believes one is immediately there by the power of thought, one is there.
If one cannot conceive of existing without a body, then one has a body, and so on.
This approach explains many aspects of the OBE, but there is still not a clear concept of what the relationship with the physical world is.
The many cases of OBE which occur during a near-death experience also suggest it may be connected with a survival response to death; not necessarily as a way of trying to transcend death, but perhaps as a primeval form of warning relatives of death.
If there is survival of death, then the OBE may be an anticipatory form, or a preparatory condition leading to the new form. See hallucinations, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
This isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Descriptions of OBEs, or of the separation of the consciousness from the body, have been recorded since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians believed in a life force, called ’ka’, which was independent of the body. Plato believed the soul could leave the body and travel, whilst both Socrates and Pliny gave many descriptions of experiences that closely resemble OBEs. The ancient Chinese thought that an OBE could be achieved through meditation, whilst tribal shamans, firm believers in body doubles, claim to be able to project themselves out of their bodies.
Common to most OBE experiences is the existence of a second body, described as a ghostly double of the physical body. It is usually invisible to the eyes of others, although it may be sensed or witnessed as an apparition. In some cases, a silvery cord connecting the astral to the physical body is reported and it is said that if this cord is severed from the body, death will occur. In this astral form, OBE travellers report floating around the earth or to an astral plane, claiming that they travel as fast as the speed of thought, feeling neither pain nor anxiety. Individuals claim that they leave their body through their head or simply rise up and float away. Re-entry occurs by simply re-entering the head or melting into the body. It is worth pointing out that even those who describe the experience as something fantastic that occurs during sleep are very specific in describing the experience as one which was clearly not a dream; and many stress a sense of feeling more awake than they felt when they were normally awake.
Despite the documented records of those who claim to have had an OBE, scientific evidence for the phenomenon remains inconclusive, prompting skeptics to argue that OBEs are nothing more than vividly fantastic dreams or altered states of consciousness.... The Element Encyclopedia
A cenain theme may have begun in childhood and continued throughout our life—either without change, or as a gradually changing series of dreams. It might be that the feature which recurs is a setting, perhaps a house we visit again and again, but the details differ. Sometimes a senes of such dreams begin after or dunng a particular event or phase of our life, such as puberty or marriage.
Example: ‘This dream has recurred over 30 years. There is a railway station, remote in a rural area, a central waiting room with platform going round all sides. On the platform mill hundreds of people, all men I think. They are all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I know I am among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there is a guard watching us. He is cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap is a red star. He carries a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realise they are all me. Each one has my face. I am looking at myself. Then I feel fear and terror (Anon.).
The theme of the dream can incorporate anxious emotions, such as the above example, or any aspect of experience. One woman, an epileptic, reports a dream which is the same in every detail and occurs every night. In general such dreams recur because there are ways the dreamer habitually responds to their internal or external world. Because their attitude or response is unchanging, the dream which reflects it remains the same.
It is noticeable in those who explore their dreams using such techniques as described under dream processing that recurring themes disappear or change because the attitudes or habitual anxieties which gave rise to them have been met or transformed.
A recurring environment in a dream where the other factors change is not the same. We use the same words over and over in speech, yet each sentence may be different.
The environment or character represents a particular aspect of oneself, but the different events which surround it show it in the changing process of our psychological growth. Where there is no such change, as in the examples above, it suggests an area of our mental emotional self is stuck in a habitual feeling state or response.
Some recurring dreams can be ‘stopped’ by simply receiving information about them. One woman dreamt the same dream from childhood. She was walking past railings in the town she lived in as a child. She always woke in dread and perspiration from this dream. At 40 she told her sister about it.
The response was ‘Oh, that’s simple. Don’t you remember that when you were about four we were walking past those railings and we were set on by a bunch of boys. Then I said to them, ‘Don’t hurt us, our mother’s dead!” They left us alone, but you should have seen the look on your face.’ After realising the dread was connected with the loss of her mother, the dream never recurred. Another woman who repeatedly dreamt of being in a tight and frightening place, found the dream never returned after she had connected it to being in the womb.
Recurring dreams, such as that of the railings, suggest that pan of the process underlying dreams is a self regulatory (homocostatic) one.
The dream process tries to present troublesome emotions or situations to the conscious mind of the dreamer to resolve the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.
An obvious example of this is seen in the recurring nightmare of a young woman who felt a piece of cloth touch her face, and repeatedly woke her family with her screams. Her brother, tiring of this, one night woke her from her screams and made her talk about her feelings. His persistence gradually revealed that she associated the cloth with the burial shroud of her grandmother. This brought to the surface grief and feelings about death she had never allowed herself to feel before.
The nightmare never returned. See nightmares; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
• If a dream continues to repeat itself, it is worth exploring it’s meaning as it needs your conscious understanding and action in order to resolve something in your emotional make-up.
• Recurring dreams can be a trauma relieving response to the original event that triggered them.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Women tend to report recurring dreams more than men. For example, the thing young children fear the most is abandonment, as without the love and protection of their parents or carers they would die. Later, as they begin to crawl, then walk, then run, they fear bodily harm. Some dream analysts believe that these two issues—fear of bodily harm and abandonment—recur again and again in a person’s life. A forty-year-old woman who discovers her husband has had an affair may, for example, dream of an earthquake and her inability to find a place of safety. This relates to fears of being abandoned.
Recurring nightmare dreams may be an indication that the dreaming mind is trying to present troublesome emotions or situations to a conscious mind that is somehow stuck in a habitual feeling state or response. The dream is encouraging the dreamer to find ways of resolving the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a particular landscape or setting of a dream reoccurs, it tends to illustrate the way something affects you or how it makes you feel.... The Element Encyclopedia
There are many different reasons why dreams may be forgotten.
The most obvious is that we do not give enough attention to our dreaming process. When people become intrigued by what they might be dreaming, and develop a motivation to remember, they frequently start recalling several dreams a week. From this standpoint, the reason why some people have always remembered might be that they have always been either intrigued or anxious about their nightly dramas.
The way we rise in the morning has an effect upon this type of memory.
If our attention is immediately turned outwards on waking, there is little hope of recalling a dream unless it has great power, as might a nightmare. Spending a few moments leaving our mind open to memory aids recall. Any visual, or even muscular activity, will fill consciousness with new and powerful impressions which might obliterate the subtler impressions of dreaming. Rorschach suggested not opening the eyes, and remaining physically still. Tests also showed that passage of time, even a few minutes, between dreaming and attempting to remember causes many dreams to fragment and be lost. So any attempts to remember need one to record the dream quickly, by speaking it to one’s bedmate, using a tape recorder by one’s bed, or writing it down.
Some dreams have rather misty or fragmentary imagery and theme, while others are clear, concise and dynamic. These latter are more easily remembered. There may be times when we sleep with longer periods of wakefulness, perhaps due to feeling cold, or uncomfonable in a strange bed, which cause us to remember as we are nearer consciousness. Because dreams occur in cycles during the night, if something wakes us during a dream cycle the memory is easier, if only because less time has elapsed since occurrence. So another method of captunng a dream is to have one’s alarm gently sound prior to the time one usually wakes.
The last hour or so of sleep includes a long period of dreaming, so waking in this period with intent to remember can often capture the quarry.
Thereare also psychological reasons for forgetfulness. Dreams often deal with past areas of experience which we do not wish to remember, or would rather not be aware of.
If we find it difficult to feel emotions, or feel uncomfonable with them, it is highly likely we repress dream memory, as dreams have a base of high feelings. Experiments have shown that during dreaming our heartbeat, body movements and breathing frequently reflect intensified emotions. Also, research into what areas of the brain produce dreaming suggest that dreams may be from the ‘visceral brain’, which is largely non verbal.
If temperamentally we find feeling qualities a foreign language, connecting with a dream would need to be a learnt skill. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
According to some beliefs, mending clothing that you wear in dreams foretells bad luck.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A broken ring, foretells quarrels and unhappiness in the married state, and separation to lovers.
For a young woman to receive a ring, denotes that worries over her lover’s conduct will cease, as he will devote himself to her pleasures and future interest.
To see others with rings, denotes increasing prosperity and many new friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Wealth and security (a diamond ring).
3. To keep one’s word or promise.
4. Harmony, balance; completion (circular shape).
5. Joyous announcement is to come (as in “ring a bell”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one’s wife is pregnant, and ifhe sees himself wearing a golden ring in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a son.
The king’s ring in a dream represents his kingdom. Cutting off a tight ring with a pair of pliers in a dream means the end to one’s authority. Any incrustations on one’s ring in a dream represent his goals. Ifthe gemstone of one’s ring falls in a dream, it may mean the death of his child, or the loss of his business.
A broken ring in a dream means divorce. Wearing a ring made of iron in a dream means that one will receive benefits though with great strain on him. Wearing a golden ring carrying a precious stone in a dream means that such benefits will come with ease.
If it is a plain ring or a band with no stone, it means engaging in a strenuous project and getting nothing out of it. Rings made of ivory or from an animal’s horn in a dream represent glad tidings for a woman. Seeing someone in authority stamping a document with his ring as a seal in a dream means that one will receive an important political appointment. Ifone who is accustomed to wearing a silver ring sees himself offering it as a gift to whoever he wishes in a dream, it means that he will preside over an honorable post. Wearing the governor’s ring in a dream means an appointment as a dignitary, or inheriting such a rank from one’s father. Ifone’s father does not hold such a position, then it means the opposite of one’s wishes. Finding a lost ring in a dream means earning money from a foreign land, or having a new born son, or it could mean a marriage to a righteous woman.
If the stone of one’s ring seems unstable in the dream, it means that one will be fired form his job. Removing one’s ring in a dream means that one maybe removed from his job.
If a woman sees herself removing her wedding ring in a dream, it means the death of either her husband or of a close relative.
A ring in a dream also connotes a band, an encumbrance. or a shackle.
If one’s ring disappears and only the stone remains in the dream, it means that once the responsibilities are gone, good memories of the person will remain.
A man wearing a golden ring in a dream represents innovation, and the results will bring about afflictions, betrayal, or a revolt. Wearing a tight ring in the dream means that one will be let off from a vicious woman, or that he will be spared from a wicked duty.
A borrowed wedding ring in a dream represents an ownership that will not last.
If one buys an engraved ring in a dream, it means that he will own something he never owned before, such as a house, a vehicle, or perhaps he may get married, or bear a child.
If one sees rings being sold in the open market in a dream, it means that the estates of the high society are for sale or it could represent foreclosure.
If one sees the skies raining rings in a dream, it means that he will conceive a child during that year.lfhe is unwed, it means that he will marry a rich and a virgin young woman during that same year.
If they are gold rings in the dream, it means that such a woman has lost her wealth.
If one places a ring in his little finger then removes it to place it on his ring finger, then removes it again to place it on his middle finger in the dream, it means that he solicits customers for a prostituteoIfone notices his ring sometime in his little finger, then in his middle finger, then in his ring finger without his doing in the dream, it means that his wife will betray him with another man. Ifhe sells his ring for pennies or a handful of sesame, or for little flour in a dream, it means that he will separate from his wife, though they will have respect for one another, or it could mean that he will offer her a good financial arrangement. Receiving a ring that is inlaid with a precious stone from one’s son in a dream represents the good character and qualities of such a son.
A stone which is made from worthless glass beads in the dream denotes a weak authority.
A ring that is inlaid with a green sapphire in the dream means begetting an intelligent son who will become a great man of knowledge.
A wooden ring in a dream represents a hypocritical woman.
If a woman is offered a ring in a dream, it means that she will get married, and for a married woman, it means that she will give birth to a son. Ifthe ring in one’s dream is interpreted to mean money or clothing, then it represents one’s status and high esteem his field. Receiving a ring as a gift in a dream also means happy news, or a marriage to a beautiful woman. Seeingan atheist who publicly brags about his actions and thoughts wearing a ring and turning its stone toward the palm of his hand in a dream, it means that he engages in sodomy. Ifa believer turns his ring inside during prayers in a dream, then it represents his modesty. Wearing a ring that carries two gemstones, one to the outside and the other to the inside in a dream means that one may chair two important appointments, material and a spiritual ones, or inner and outer ones. Wearing a ring with a carnelian-red stone in a dream means an end to one’s poverty.
If a pious person, a religious person or an ascetic receives a silver ring from God Almighty in a dream, it means his salvation on the Day of Judgment.
If he receives a silver ring from God’s Messenger (uwbp) in a dream, it represents a gift of a greater knowledge.
If it is gold, iron, or copper, then it has negative consequences, because iron rings represent the chains ofthe dwellers of hell-fire. Somehow, to wear a simple band in one’s dream is better than wearing a heavy ring. Heavy rings in a dream also may connote an assassination or deceit. On the other hand, large rings in a dream also can be interpreted to mean something great, or something which entails sizable benefits. Lead rings in a dream mean weak authority.
If one sends his ring to some people who returns it to him in the dream, it means that he is asking to betroth someone from such a family, but his request will be declined.
If one sees his ring being forcefully pulled out from his finger in a dream, it means that he will lose his rank or whatever the ring represents to him. Ifone loses his ring in a dream, it means that he will experience something he hates to see it happening to him.
(Also see Games; Solomon’s ring)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The ring can been seen from a larger point of view as a circle, which is a symbol of completion and wholeness.
If the ring is a noise, it can be interpreted as an attention- seeking message. Consider those things that you have been ignoring or unwilling to look at and examine the details of your dream. Some people believe that a type of pleasant ringing may be a “joyful” noise and that it is the sound of God. In that case this dream is a real blessing!... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream that some one draws a ring on the dreamer’s finger denotes marriage (Raphael). In all times the ring has been held as an amulet of affection and of home, its suggestion in a dream is therefore obvi&us.... The Fabric of Dream
A symbol for commitment or a bond.
A symbol of wholeness that may also point to vanity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- A ring appearing in a dream usually signifies a relationship of some sort.
A wedding ring suggests a union and a promise.
A ring belonging to the family would represent old traditions and values.
An engagement ring suggests a more tentative promise of devotion.
An eternity ring would be a long-term promise.
A signet ring would indicate setting the seal on something.
A bull ring suggests an element of crueltv.
2- We all need some kind of continuity in our lives, something which gives a sense of long-term comfort.
A ring holds this symbolism because it is never-ending and is self-perpetuating.
3- Like the circle, the ring signifies eternity and divinity.
The Whole.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A wedding ring suggests commitment and a bond in marriage. Proudly wearing a canary diamond ring may mention that a woman possesses extremely rare and valuable talents.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of a broken ring, predicts quarrels, sickness and other unhappiness.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: In a woman’s dream, a ring on a finger or slipping a ring on a finger is a sign that she can’t let go of an old relationship. Dreaming about a ring that won’t come off: letting go of a relationship is even more difficult than you had anticipated. Finding a ring: things in your love relationship are going well.
A broken ring: a separation is unavoidable. Losing a ring: your lover or spouse is unfaithful or you are temporarily separated. Seeing two rings: either a budding love relationship or marriage. Pulling a ring off your finger: your affair will have nasty consequences.
Depth Psychology: The ring represents the relationship you have with the person who gave you the ring or to whom you gave the ring. See Circle.... Dreamers Dictionary
A ring holds this symbolism because it is never-ending and is self-perpetuating.
To be ringing someone in a dream suggests we are trying to make contact with something important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A wedding ring suggests a union and a promise.
A ring belonging to the family would represent old traditions and values.
An engagement ring suggests a more tentative promise of devotion.
An eternity ring would be a long-term promise.
A signet ring would indicate setting the seal on something.
A bullring suggests an element of cruelty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A broken ring, separation from a loved one.
To give a ring, a newly found interest.
The ring betokens love and friendship; to the young, marriage.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To receive a wedding ring in a dream may speak of your relationship with the Lord.
It is a picture that He desires to draw you into a more intimate relationship with Him.
• If you dream of your actual wedding ring, it could speak of your marriage at the moment.
• If you dream of a wedding ring from a previous marriage, it could speak of your old marriage.
• If you dream of a ring you received as a child, it could speak of memories or circumstances that are being stirred up again in you from that era.
Negative: If you dream that you lose your wedding ring, it could be an indication that something is wrong either with your relationship with the Lord or with your current spouse.
• Visions • Positive: In Scriptures the ring is a picture of a covenant, authority and favor.
The Signet Ring • In the time of Esther, the King gave her his signet ring to send out a decree that could not be overruled.
• Esther 8:2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.
• If you have a vision of receiving a ring, then the Lord is saying that He is giving you some of His authority, and for you to use it in the earth.
• It is one thing to receive authority and another to walk in it. Perhaps you have not been standing in the authority that He has given you as a believer.
• A vision of a ring is a go-ahead from the Lord to rise up and use His Word to speak things into the earth.
• If you are in ministry, then this authority relates to ministry.
The Lord is telling you to set His people free, using the anointing and authority that He has given to you.
• Ring for Decoration • Receiving a ring is also a picture of favor.
The Lord is confirming that you are special to Him and that you have found favor in His eyes.
• Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet: • Wedding Ring • A wedding ring is a symbol of a blood covenant. In a dream it speaks of your relationship with the Lord Jesus.
• In a prophetic dream or vision it speaks of a relationship that someone is in. Negative: A ring is negative is if it is tarnished or you see it being hidden or stolen. This would indicate that you have given up the authority that God has given you.
• It could also mean that the enemy has deceived you into thinking that you have no authority. In either case, it is time to rise up!
Jewelry, Bride, Bridegroom, Wedding.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
See also Jewelry, Colors, Gold, Silver, Platinum, etc., or under Circle.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) It may be a symbol of being committed (to a relationship). Not wearing a ring may symbolize not wanting to be restricted to one person.
(3) A ring may symbolize eternity; or completeness, wholeness; your true self.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The condition of the omen varies whether you receive or lose the ring. In the first case, the omens are good. In the latter, you will face some challenges. When you find the ring by chance, it means that you will soon have a new friend or a new lover. Finally, certain traditions assert that dreaming that you receive a ring means the breaking of promise.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a ring is lost, stolen, or broken in some way, consider the ways in which your steadfastness is in question.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A ring can also represent the completion and wholeness that the dreamer is experiencing within themselves. In the case of a ringing sound, it may indicate that the dreamer needs to shift his or her attention to some issue or situation in their waking life. (See also Jewels / Jewelry, Necklace).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A nch, expensive ring means you will be robust, with excellent health.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
2. Sexual availability.
3. Success in social affairs and activities. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Sexual availability.
3. Success in usually social affairs and activities. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A ringdove in a dream also represents a beautiful and an energetic woman who likes to show off.
(Also see Pigeon; Turtledove)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(good)... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
An alternative circle emblem denoting eternity, repeated cycles, or longevity.
Binding relationships. In written history, wedding rings were exchanged as early as ancient Rome, and probablv before.
If depicted as a nose ring, this relationship may be very manipulative.
A symbol of authority or belonging.
For example, high school rings indicate your place among that group, whereas a bishop’s ring denotes a position of leadership.
A brass ring speaks of goals and hopes (e.g., “reaching for the brass ring”). Consider where this ring appears in your dream to see how close you are to obtaining those desires.
An acrobat on a set of rings reveals someone who has an excellent grip on a difficult situation in which thev’re in the spotlight.
A ring appearing around the collar of a shirt either indicates that you are paying too much attention to superficial, or that you need to clean up your act (probably the way you talk considering where a collar lies).... The Language of Dreams
It is a fortunate sign if someone makes you a present of a Ring.... Mystic Dream Book
2. An annoyance has turned into a profound irritation or “gotten under the skin,” possibly from a friend with hostility. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see them on others, beggars and appeals for charity will beset you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Shout; Sound ofanimals)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream that one of your senses is heightened (extra strong), you will triumph in a difficult situation.... My Dream Interpretation
A new business partnership; see “baby”; of no connotation with “sensual”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
It is so complex that interpretations vary with each dreamer and situation in the dream.
A sexual dream may be about physical pleasure, but it may also be about power, control, manipulation, virility, and effectiveness. It may be a form of wish fulfillment or a memory, or compensation for a lack in daily life. In most cases, it is not a prediction of things to come in the near future.
For some more clues, also see Intercourse and People.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Example: My lover was standing behind me, and John, my husband, was standing in front of me. I was asking John to have sex with me and at the same time thinking, “Oh, hell, if he does he will think we have something going between us.” I felt no flow towards John but felt somehow I was trying to tell my lover that I was desirable’ (Sally A). Sally’s dream needs no interpretation. Such clear dreams show that Sally is ready to be directly aware of what she is doing in her relationships.
If the sex in the dream is deeply symbolised, it suggests the dreamer is less willing to be aware of their motivations or connected painful feelings. Even though Sally’s dream was clear, it was still dealing with an area of her sexuality she was not clearly conscious of.
If she had been aware, it is doubtful whether she would have dreamt it.
Example: ‘I was in a farmyard.
A small boy climbed all over the bull. It became terribly angry. It had been chained without attention too long. Now it tore away and sought the cows.
The gates were closed, but the bull smashed through the enclosing fence. I rushed to the fence and sat astride it, but on seeing that the bull smashed it like match wood, I looked around for some safe place.
The bull charged the first cow to mount it, but so terrible was its energy and emotion that it could not express as sex. It smashed the cow aside as it had done the fence. Then it rushed the next and tossed it over its head, charging and smashing the next. I climbed into somebody’s garden, trying to get out of the district’ (Arthur J). Although this dream depicts Arthur’s chained’ sexual drive using the bull, it is still fairly obvious.
If we consider the setting and plot of the dream, as suggested above, we see that Arthur is desperately trying to avoid responsibility for, or trying to escape, his own sexual drive—figuratively ‘sitting on the fence’.
Example: ‘My husband and I were walking down a road. We were going in the same direction together. I started to sing with a very happy feeling but then felt I should stop because he would say the happiness was because I had had sex. I sensed he knew what I was thinking as I walked along. He then quietly began to sing and the dream ended with me smiling to myself. We had sexual cut off for four weeks but had made love that afternoon’ (Joan W). In talking about this dream Joan said she felt it slightly embarrassing to admit that sex gave her feelings of happiness. She liked to believe she was perfectly happy without it.
It is probably out of the slight conflict between her conscious attitude and her feeling of well-being after sex that the dream was produced. See animals; adolescent; affair; devil, Christ, Shadow under archetypes; bag; banana; bed; example in bite; black person; breasts and penis under body; bud; candle; cane; castration; ceremony, ritual; clothes; compensatory theory; cuckoo; cup; dam; dance; third example in danger; defence mechanisms; dragon; drum; emotions, mood; ejaculation; second example under evil; founh example under husband in family; feelings; homosexuality; horns; hostility; example in door under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; insects; jungle; kiss, left, right; lift; second example under light; man; masturbation; mirror; murder; nest; oval; pole; prostitute; purse; rape; refrigerate; religion and dreams; first example under reptiles; sadism; sex while asleep; wordplay, puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is at this point that lie or she learns about touch, whether il is nice to touch or be touched, and even if touch is permissible. If, for instance, the child is handled roughly, there may be a fear of being touched, which may later manifest as a sexual difficulty.
While the original trauma may be suppressed, it will often surface in dreams when the time is appropriate. Real growth takes place when the individual is not afraid of the curiosity which allows an innocent exploration of his own body. Dreams will often allow us to explore this physicality in a safe way.
2- Dreams highlight the whole range of the individual’s sexuality. Only if lie ignores his own sexual nature and fails to appreciate his own life force do the negative aspects make themselves obvious in dreams. This is a natural attempt to balance the waking state which may have been over-intcllectu- aliscd, or over-dramatised. Contact with others then bcconies necessary; and often this need will make itself apparent in dreams. Various aspects of sex and sexuality can be interpreted as follows: Bisexuality Within ourselves we hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and there is often conflict between the inner and the outer. This can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality and a need for some kind of union with members of both sexes. Castration in a dream suggests fear of loss of masculinity and sexual power.
Clothes in sexual dreams can have particular relevance often to do with the dreamer’s perception of him or herself: being fully clothed would suggest some feeling of .guilt.
Contraception Dreaming of contraception can indicate a fear of pregnancy and birth. Ejaculation/Emission The images in a dream prior to orgasm can suggest the nature of the dreamer’s attitude to sex and sexuality.
The conflicts which arise in the dreamer because of his sexual desire for someone can be dealt with in the dream state through dreaming of emission or orgasm. Fetishes Fetishes arc a fixation 011 an external object without which there can be 110 sexual act. This is a little akin to a child not being able to go to sleep without his comforter. There is some evidence for the belief that, at an unconscious level, man would prefer a life of celibacy and, by projecting his energies onto an object, he abdicates responsibility. In dreams, therefore, a fetish can highlight fear, immaturity and lack of capability. Hermaphrodite (also see Individual Entry) Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) suggests either bisexuality, which is an erotic attraction to both sexes, or androgy ny the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities. Homosexuality is taken to mean the desire for sex with a partner who is the same sex. More properly, it is a desire for someone who is the same as oneself.
It is this aspect that comes across in dreams.
If the dreamer can identify what is similar to himself or herself in ways that arc not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted. Incest (also see individual entry) in a dream usually characterises the need for expressed love that is, love expressed in a more tactilc way. In dreams incest can highlight guilty feelings about one’s parents or members of the family. Intercourse (or petting) The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate level can translate itself into intercourse in a dream.
If intercourse is interrupted the dreamer may have inhibitions of which he or she is not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of one’s personality; If a child is then born that integration has been successful. Kiss This can indicate a mark of respect or a desire lo stimulate the dream partner. It suggests we should be aware of what arousal we ourselves need. Masochism The desire to hurt oneself or to be hurt in dreams through sex arises from two causes.
The first is to be a martyr (to suffer for one’s ‘sins’) and the second to feel extreme emotion of one sort or another. We mav not allow ourselves to feel deeply in everyday life.
Masturbation The child learns to comfort himself through masturbation, so dreaming of masturbation is a need for comfort. Perversion When sexual perversion appears in dreams we are avoiding, or attempting to avoid, issues to do with closeness and bonding.
Phallus Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine.
It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form.
It is resurrection and the renewal of life. Rape Any image of rape appearing in dreams can be as much to do with violation of personal space as with the sexual act. Sexual rape is unlikely to appear in the dreams of, for instance, sexually abused children. It may only appear as an image when the adult is ready to deal with the trauma. Sadism (also see individual entry) Sadism appearing in a dream would suggest that it is probably a counterbalance to the dreamer’s conscious way of being in the world. In everyday life he may be cither very timid, in which case the dream is an escape mechanism or. in having to be dominant and controlling in everyday life, the unconscious shows its need to be controlled.
Semen Dreams have an odd way of throwing up images of primitive rites and practices of which we may have no conscious knowledge. Many of these are representations of the sexual act. Semen is the sign of masculinity and of physical maturitv and is often seen in dreams as some other milkv fluid.
Sexuality in a dream, in the sense of feeling desire for someone else most often of the opposite sex is a basic primeval urge for closeness and union with that person.
It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost.
The other character in the dream represents the closcst we can get to that part.
If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but for most of us we have a desire to be united with everything which is not part of our own ego. Such a dream, which highlights the feelings we are capable of having, provides information to enable us to understand our own needs. Transvestism This signifies a confusion so far as gender is concerned in dreams. Venereal Disease In a dream this can suggest awareness of some kind of contamination. This need not necessarily be of a sexual nature, but could also be emotional.
3- Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or. if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to the dreamer and their understanding of themselves to determine which it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of having sex with a particular person, then you are connecting to this person and/or what they represent to you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of having sex with a celebrity, you wish to be more popular or accepted by those around you.
If you dreamed of having sex with a friend’s boyfriend/husband, this indicates your wish to be a positive relationship and to experience the energy of love. It may also mean that you are jealous of certain qualities that your friend possesses.
If you dreamed of changing into someone of the opposite sex, read the explanation under “Gender” in this dictionary.
If you dreamed of watching someone else have sex, look up “Voyeur/Voyeurism”.... My Dream Interpretation
• Passion is our biggest motivational force. Sex is also about creativity. What do you most crave to manifest in your life right now? Are you being thwarted in your creative endeavours?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Sexual teasing in a dream indicates the realization of an unworthy ambition.
Otherwise, see Intercourse, Orgy, Impotence, Incest, or Sexual Organs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Uninhibited sex in a dream would suggest that the dreamer’s actual sex life is inhibited.
(3) Dreams may reveal patterns in your sexual relationships that you have not been aware of. What sort of person attracts you in vour dreams? How do you feel about this or that aspect of the sexual encounter?
(4) Another reason for paying great attention to dreams depicting sexual relations is that the shadow may be very prominent in sex; so here is a way of getting to know your alter-ego, the hidden part of yourself.
(5) In dreams of sex your partner may symbolize some part of your own psyche, for example, your anima if you are male, your animus if you are female, and the sexual act will then be a symbol of the union of opposites which leads to wholeness and balance in the personality.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A strange superstition says that if you dream that you are in a brothel, your domestic life will improve.
If you change sexes, it foretells success within the family.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The act of sex can be defined symbolically as two separate energies attempting to merge into one. Therefore, sex is symbolic of the process of integration.
If you remove any personal projections that come up around sex and how it was played out in your dream, the interpretive meaning rises above any potential embarrassment or shame. Though sometimes more difficult to accept, this also applies to sexual encounters that have societal taboos associated with them, such as those involving incestuous relationships or illegal activities. Whoever you are having sex with in your dream represents a character aspect that your unconscious is telling you needs to be integrated into your personality.
If you are witnessing a sexual act, then you will need to consider what character aspects of yourself are being expressed by the people having sex.
The message of integration still applies, but it will connect more to parts of your personality that need to join forces. Perhaps a life situation is demanding different areas of your skill sets that, if combined, will empower you to be effective in a way that is currently eluding you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
According to Freud, virtually every dream topic—from the phallic symbolism of a clenched fist or a tall building to the feminine associations of a cave or a rosebud unfolding—represented the release of sexual tension. Although Freud’s classic work built a solid basis for dream analysis, Jung rejected Freud’s idea of the libido being exclusively sexual and argued that Freud saw sexual symbolism in too wide a range of phenomena. According to Jung, sexual dreams were more likely to represent the search for perfect balance between the masculine and feminine principles within oneself. They served as pointers towards psychological growth and wholeness.
Today most dream analysts regard dreams as emotional safety valves. The energy behind the sexual drive is enormously important and can express itself in many different ways apart from genital sex, for example caring for others.
If this energy is blocked, however, it can lead to poor emotional health, and feelings of loneliness and low self-esteem. Your dreams show you in detail just how you are dealing with this important area of your life, and what is preventing you from feeling satisfied and healthy.
If you pay attention to your dreams, they will reveal your intimate and individual needs, thereby considerably enriching your waking life. See also ANIMALS; BODY; RELATIONSHIPS.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost and the other character in the dream represents the closest we can get to that part.
If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but most of us have an inherent desire to be united with everything that is not part of our own ego. Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or, if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to us and our understanding of ourselves to determine which it is.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance most times this happened I have been in the middle of a dream in which there is a sense of absolute imperative that I must make love/have sex.
It is like being lost in a storm of glamour and fantasy or vision in which I am totally involved.
The whirl of the “dream” is towards the wonder, totality of the need to have sex. As this imperative is expressed in my still spontaneous, dreaming physical action, the experience of sex is also visionary and enormous’ (Charles W).
This fairly common dreaming experience demonstrates powerfully how dreams are an expression of a self regulatory or compensatory action in the psyche and body. Charles says that he had been restraining his sexual activity. This shows the enormous gulf which can exist between what we will to do as a conscious personality, and what our being needs to do or wishes to do outside conscious decision making.
The ‘glamour and fantasy’ Charles describes are regular features of how these deeper needs make themselves known, or attempt to coerce the conscious mind, into fulfilling the need.
If we reject the fantasy, the unconscious processes will attempt a more radical approach, as in actual physical movement while we sleep. This may have given rise to ideas about possession or devils in past ages, when it was not understood that we can split our mind by such conflicts. Fear of the possessing’ influence actually heightens its power through suggestion.
It is much better to understand what one’s needs are, and seek an acceptable fulfilment. See abreaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For example, some people are uncomfortable talking about what really makes them feel good, or about what types of things they fantasize.
Fears and uncertainties about your physical performance in bed.
Unexpressed desires toward specific individuals. Sometimes these people are unobtainable and uninterested. In this case, the dream allows you to live out the fantasy in a socially acceptable manner.... The Language of Dreams
If a poor person sees such a dream, it means that he will fall sick, or attract an incurable disease.
To have sexual intercourse with a male in a dream also means falling into sin, committing the unlawful, or engaging in sexual intercourse with a female member of one’s own family, a blood relation, or a consanguineous person whom one is forbidden to marry. Molesting a child in a dream means suffering from a great affliction. Fornication with a young servant in a dream means suffering from continuous stress and a lasting depression. Sleeping with a beautiful woman one recognizes in his dream means profits. Sleeping with an ugly looking old woman in a dream means the opposite. Having sexual intercourse with an unknown woman in a dream represents the type of interactions and dealings one fosters with people in general. Accordingly, and depending on the condition of the woman one is sleepingwith in a dream, one’s actions will substantiate. Sleepingwith someone’s wife in a dream means engaging in a profitable business with the husband.
If a sick person sees himselfhaving sexual intercourse with his mother in a dream, it means his death, for the mother here represent the earth.
If a woman sees herselfengaging in tribadism, or a lesbian relationship with another woman she knows in a dream, it means that she will confide her personal life to her, or divulge all her secrets, become her intimate friend or a fan, shares opinions with her and emulate her actions and look in public. Ifshe does not know that woman in the dream, it means that she will indulge in sin.
If a married woman sees herself engaging in tribadism with another woman in a dream, it means that she will separate from her husband or become a widow. Engaging in sexual intercourse with a deceased person, be it a man or a woman in a dream means one’s own death, unless if one is travelling, then it could mean visiting that country where the deceased person is buried. Any sexual intercourse in a dream that culminates in ejecting semen and necessitates a complete ritual ablution in wakefulness represents disturbed dreams, or engaging in a forbidden sexual intercourse from the anus, or it could represent wet dreams. Having sexual intercourse in a dream also signifies paying one’s debts, or it could mean relief from pressures. Having sexual intercourse with a prostitute in a dream means love for the world, or it could mean profits. Having sexual intercourse with one’s wife in a dream means success in one’s trade. Having sexual intercourse with a heavenly woman in a dream means religious and spiritual attainment.
(Also see Anus; Semen; Pleasure; Sodomy; Tears; Vagina)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A dream of having diseased sex organs is telling you to practice a bit of underindulgence for a time; to dream of having deformed organs is a warning against casual sex relations; if your dream concerned unusual organs, it augurs an increase in social popularity; to dream of having no sexual organs suggests you could benefit from some competent advice regarding your sex life; and if you dreamed of exposing your sex organs, you are being warned that your reputation is in danger through your own indiscretions.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The male animus and the female anima are what the dreamer needs or wants to be connected with. Sexuality in dreams often refers to the secrets of life, such as birth, marriage, death (also life and the Devil). One of the strongest symbols of creativity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The rest of the dream symbols are very important. See Intercourse, Rape.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the encounter is with someone whose feelings the dreamer isn’t sure of, it could mean the same, but it could also be nothing more than a wish-fulfillment dream. Look to other symbols in the dream in order to discern its true meaning.
If the encounter is an unpleasant one with either a stranger or someone whom the dreamer does NOT like, the dreamer is trying to avoid a distasteful choice or confrontation that perhaps should actually be faced.
If the encounter is a pleasant one with a partner that the dreamer does not know, then the dreamer is about to gain something that he’s been wanting for a long time. Again, to ascertain what it is, look to other symbols in the dream. Astrological parallels: Venus, Mars, Taurus, Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Lovers... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dreamed of someone else sharing with you, you will be lucky in money and love. This dream also symbolizes a job well done, and that you are held in high esteem by people around you.... My Dream Interpretation
The suffocation is either do to internal forces or an external situation.
The dreamer may experience great difficulties when it comes to free self expression. They may have difficulties in expressing their fear, anger, love, or any other powerful emotion and are literally choking on them in their dream. Choking in your dream suggests that you are having problems in communicating your thoughts, needs, and feelings. Additionally, smothering may imply that the dreamer can not accept certain situations in their life and is feeling suffocated by a current problem.
To interpret this dream accurately consider all of the details in it, think about your daily life and those things that cause you great stress and restrict your freedom. Finally, try to connect your dream with your daily life experiences and unlock the symbolism that the dream holds for you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The dreamer may have gotten out from under a burdening situation or relationship.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the party is bad, then it indicates you are unsure of your social skills.... My Dream Interpretation
If someone invokes spirits for a living, then wearing Solomon’s ring in a dream will make him rich. Seeingor finding Solomon’s ring in a dream also means renewing one’s term of leadership, or a manifestation of a great confounding wonder that will bewilder everyone.
(Also see Ring; Solomon)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Why do I dream of being intimate with people to whom I’m not attracted? There are several reasons for this.
If you honestly don’t find the person attractive in waking life, they may represent a quality or characteristic that is closely linked to a quality you are exploring or discovering within yourself.
If the partner is particularly unsavory, your dreaming mind may be encouraging you to say no to things that are not right for you.
Are dreams of my partner’s infidelity a warning sign? In some cases, yes, but in the majority of cases such dramas are metaphors for some kind of emotional abandonment or neglect; perhaps your loved one is showing more attention to the children—or to their job or hobbies—than to you.
Do repeated dreams of my first love mean I have not got over him or her? Your first love tends to be a symbol of romantic love in dreams but when they appear in your dreams, it is likely that your dreaming mind is using them as an emblem of love to help you work through your current relationship issues. In most cases, your dreaming mind is focused on current issues.
What do dreams of being back with my ex mean? Dreaming about your ex does not mean you want to be with them. Unless you are convinced that your latest ex is the ’one’, your dreaming mind is using them as an actor to represent your love interest. In most cases, such dreams suggest that you are going over old issues or relationship patterns, and that your dreaming mind is using such images to help you heal and move on to a more positive future. When any relationship breaks down, your dreaming mind will delve into memories, fears and hopes to help you unravel mysteries and gain understanding about what makes real love work. Your inner mind is constantly sorting through what works and what doesn’t work in a relationship, and it will refer back to past relationships to compare strengths and weaknesses and try to make sense of things.
If I have a perfect dream romance, does this mean the perfect partner will appear in my life? In you are single and you have a perfect romantic and sexual dream, this could be wish-fulfillment but it could also be your dreaming mind’s way of reminding you that love and passion are still out there and you should open yourself up to the possibility of romance.
If I have a bizarre or distressing dream about sex, does this mean I’m weird? Don’t interpret your dreaming according to how you judge it when you are awake, and try not to feel guilty. Instead, try to understand the dream and remind yourself that your dreaming mind will use sexual images—even graphic or shocking ones—as metaphors or opportunities to learn about yourself.... Common Dreams
If one sees a spiritual gathering where God’s Name is glorified, the holy Qur’an is read and wisdom is spoken in his dream, it means that such a place will be established as a spiritual center or as a mosque. Such a place will also become a center where spiritual leaders and governors will gather and speak.
If love songs of light nature are played during such a gathering in a dream, it means that falsehood will overtake such a place. Ifone sees himselfsitting in the center stage, in the middle oflearned people and religious scholars in a dream, it means that he will receive a greater knowledge and honor in his life.
A gathering that involves a court case, or a marriage in a dream represents an unknown adversity that will safely pass. Admonishing people in a public gathering in a dream means that one’s command will be obeyed. Sitting in the center stage in a spiritual gathering in a dream represents one’s station or rank, or it could represent one’s wife, child, property, or personal secretary. Anything that happens to such a gathering in the dream may reflect on any of them.
(Also see Fellowship; Gathering; Mosque)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see spring appearing unnaturally, is a foreboding of disquiet and losses.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If a water spring, one should draw on inner resources to help deal with a current crisis. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Fountainhead)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A spring of water suggests fresh energy, whereas a bed spring or other type of coil would indicate latent power for movement.
2- To walk with a spring in one’s step is to be looking forward to something.
The saying ‘spring forward, fall back’ is also applicable in psychological terms, since effort is required to progress.
3- Spiritually a spring is a symbol of progression, particularly insofar as emotion is concerned. We can now afford to make a new beginning.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To walk with a spring in one’s step is to be looking forward to something.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A spring of water suggests fresh energy, whereas a bedspring or other type of coil would indicate latent power for movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming that spring is close is a sign of lucky business and happy companies. However, dreaming that spring occurs unnaturally presages concerns and losses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: In a woman’s dream, the spring is a symbol of virtue and purity. Either the dream is an expression of fear of losing your virginity; or you feel guilty (are there several lovers in your life?) because you lost it. Looking at a spring: direct your ideas into the proper channels and the waters will refresh and rejuvenate you. Drinking from a spring: you will reach old age in good health. Taking water from a muddy spring: you will have to deal with dishonest people. Drinking from a clear spring: the successful completion of a project.
Depth Psychology: The spring is a symbol of your striving for emotional clarity. See Brook, River, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
Otherwise, see Water or Well... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the water is dirty it symbolizes deceit. Springs may also symbolize the blessing of the Lord, Deut. 8:7 ... Christian Dream Symbols
A man dreaming about spring, when he is either in or has come through a mid-life crisis, means he is looking in vain for something very specific.
Depth Psychology: Often dreams about spring express sexual feelings and desires. On a spiritual level it means your positive qualities are breaking through. Everything right now is blessed with success; the outlook is good.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Feeling that someone is observing one too closely.
3. Someone who is staring is attracted to the person being stared at.
4. Someone is angry at the dreamer. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that someone is staring at you, suggests that you are hoping someone would look your way more often. It may also represent anxiety or pride.... My Dream Interpretation
If the wheel is in the back seat it symbolizes someone who wants control over another person’s life ... Christian Dream Symbols
Depth Psychology: Your personality is determining the direction of your life’s journey.
The steering wheel stands for your will power.
If the helmsman you see is a teacher or clergyman: you are pursuing intellectual and spiritual goals; if it is a businessman, your interests are mainly monetary.
If an artist is holding the steering wheel: you want to be creative in your search for self- determination.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- In a psychological sense, string like rope can be seen as a link between two objects (See Rope).
3- Spiritually, anything that binds suggests a direct relationship with one’s inner self, as in the Silver Cord.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A string could be a symbol of the “guidelines” that are giving direction to your life.
A string wrapped around a package: success in a certain project.
If the string is cut: the project will fail. See Thread.... Dreamers Dictionary
The plot is unraveling, and you may be tying up lose ends, and/or mending what has been torn apart. Perhaps you feel like you are being controlled or manipulated, like a puppet on a string. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to understand its meaning for you. See Rope, Bait or Sew.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of tying a string, it means you have forgotten to do something.... My Dream Interpretation
See also under Cord, Rope, Knot, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
See also Vegetable(s).... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If a bachelor sees string instruments in his dream, it may mean that he will get married.
If a wife sees herself playing a string instrument in her dream, it means that she will put a child in her lap. Ifone sees himself playing a string instrument in front of the governor’s house in a dream, it means that he will preside over people should he qualify. Otherwise, it could mean that he will piece together or fabricate a story. Seeing a lute or a guitar in a dream denotes no harm if one sees them or intends to hold them, except if one hears their music. Playing or hearing a string instrument in a dream represents lies. Playing them in one’s house in a dream represent a calamity that will befall that family.
It is also said that playing such an instrument in a dream also means winningfame and presiding over others, though it could also denote distress for the player.
If a string of such an instrument breaks in a dream, it means relaxation and relief from stress.
A broken string of a lute or a guitar or similar instrument in a dream represents a precious property that causes its owner a headache. Every time he remembers it, he suffers from heartburn or stomach pain. Seeing such an instrument by a layman or a hardworking person in a dream means consolation and a lesson to learn from life. Seeing it by an insolent person in a dream means further corruption, while if a a tyrant or an unjust person sees it in a dream, it means oppressing others, terrorizingthem and cuttingthemofffrom their families.
(Also seeBanjo; Musician)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A lover will have cause to suspect the faithfulness of his affianced after this dream.
To dream that you are swearing before your family, denotes that disagreements will soon be brought about by your unloyal conduct. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A maiden who has this dream should look to her own conduct, especially if the profanity she hears is understandable to her.... The Complete Dream Book
To hear others swear in your dream, indicates that you have overlooked an urgent matter or situation. Someone may even need to be rescued from some unusual circumstances. It may be your job to protect them.... My Dream Interpretation
If you hear cheering in your dreams, this often indicates happy or triumphant feelings, although it could also be wish-fulfillment.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see a broken one, foretells you are approaching a period of ill health or worry over slight mistakes in business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a diabetic dreams of syringes, it could be a message from the inner healer to think about the right dose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1 In dreams the syringe suggests an awareness of the influence that other people can have over us. It will depend on whether the syringe is being used to take something out or put something in as to the particular significance.
A garden syringe (as in a fly spray) in dreams can suggest either masculine energy or decontamination.
2- Dreaming of a syringe can indicate that when we are attempting to influence other people, we need to be conscious of the way we do it. We can be very specific and hit the right spot, or we can have a more ‘scatter-gun’ approach. We need to be careful that we do not inflict hurt more than is necessary on others.
3- Penetrative awareness can suggest a particular way of approaching our own spiritual selves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A garden syringe (as in a fly spray) in dreams can suggest either masculine energy or decontamination.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream about being injected with a syringe can reflect concerns about one’s health, or it can be a more general anxiety dream if we have a particular dislike of shots and of having our blood drawn. It could also represent a feeling that we are being influenced by someone else. (See also Needle, Vaccination).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If others are tearing your clothes, it would be an offense caused by rumors in your social circle.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are a student or about to take some kind of test or exam in waking life, dreams in which you are actually sitting the exam are common; in these dreams you typically feel unprepared or unable to answer the questions or perform the required components. Such dreams are simply expressing your fear of failure.
If you are not a student or about to take an exam, this type of dream is usually a metaphor for some kind of difficult situation you are facing in your professional life or career. You feel that your performance will be judged by others and the dream reflects your lack of confidence in yourself. This type of fear-of-failure dream can also occur for other types of challenges you may face in waking life, ranging from driving tests and auditions to job interviews and presentations.
More often than not, you will be judged in these dreams by an audience’s reaction; that reaction is often negative.
If the audience starts booing or catcalling you in your dream, try to remember who the audience was and what you were humiliated for. Ask yourself whether the condemnation was justified or whether the evaluators or adjudicators in your dream were actually self-critical aspects of yourself.
If you stammered in front of your dream audience or adjudicator, this underlines your feelings of uncertainty and lack of self- confidence. Medical tests may be alerting you to the need to watch your health. A driving test may suggest a test of confidence or ability, and a written test an examination of your understanding of a certain situation. Testing something yourself in your dream means that you are trying to establish some kind of standard; alternatively, it might suggest that you are testing your own resolve.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are in a dispute about a text, foretells unfortunate adventures for you.
If you try to recall a text, you will meet with unexpected difficulties.
If you are repeating and pondering over one, you will have great obstacles to overcome if you gain your desires.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A message is coming from a distance.
3. Arguments are in the ofﬁng, especially involving close relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a text such as this to appear in a dream would signify the need for encouragement and perhaps wisdom.
2- Text from a book or a text of a play would indicate the need for the dreamer to carry out instructions in a particular way in order to achieve success.
3- A spiritual text is an encouraging message to enable us to progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a text such as this to appear in a dream would signify the need for encouragement and perhaps wisdom.
An elaborately illustrated text or manuscript gives us access to ancient knowledge and belief. Consult the entries for book, communication, telephone and writing for extra information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A manual of instruction in dreams suggests we need to take particular care over our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the books were dusty and old, you are reflecting (or need to reflect on) forgotten knowledge or previous “chapters” of your life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were messaging someone you know, this can also mean there is an issue you need to confront with this person.
If you dreamed of texting a crush you may be obsessing over this person a bit, and this has carried over into your dreams.
If you can’t reach someone by text in your dream, you must listen to your inner voice more closely for your life to move on the way it should.
If you dream of getting garbled or hard-to-understand text messages, you may be the center of some negative gossip.
To dream of reading or spying on someone else’s text messages signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business.... My Dream Interpretation
The cells of a honeycomb are hexagonal for this reason and this shape epitomizes nature’s best use of resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the ring is seen destroyed but not the stone, it means a person will lose what he owns but the people will continue to talk about its beauty.
It is also said that the stone of a ring symbolises a person’s son through whom he will enjoy popularity amongst the people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The most prominent and famous landmark in Paris, the city of romance, revolution and passion, is the Eiffel Tower.
If it appears in your dream, it presents a powerful erotic symbolism, as it is a strong image of thrusting sexuality. The clock tower, also known as Big Ben, which sits alongside London’s Houses of Parliament, may be a symbol of an encounter with destiny or some life-changing event. Ticking clocks often represent the passage of life (see TIME) and the clock tower combines this with the phallic form to form an image of courage and emotional development. Evoking great and solemn occasions, the chimes of Big Ben, or any clock in a church tower, relate to important life changes, such as marriage, the birth of a child or moving house, or important shifts in attitude, such as forgiveness, resolve and determination.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Issues concerning one’s sexual identity.
3. A message from one level of consciousness to the next regarding the handling of a situation or relationship; may suggest the need to alter one’s views or behavior. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are planning to undergo transsexual surgery, then the dream represents your anxieties about the procedure, recovery, and post-surgery.
To see a transsexual in your dream implies that both the feminine and masculine side of your personality is in disarray. You may be reluctant to discover yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the transsexual experience is something you are familiar with, your dream may simply be an exploration of the different ways in which roles in the world are much more fluid than most people imagine. At the heart of this symbol is the switching between the masculine and feminine principles, between doing and being.
The presence of a transsexual character in a dream may be asking you to consider the opposite point of view in some situation in your current life. When you imagine that taking action is best, perhaps being still is what is called for. When you have traditionally been slow to move, taking bold action may be a more powerful choice.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The fairy tale Beauty and the Beast illustrates the theme of internal beauty. You should not judge based on appearance. Also, something that at first frightens you may be hiding your true and beautiful self.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you simply can’t understand what someone is saying to you, look first of all at whether what they are saying is being cloaked in metaphor. Bear in mind, too, that an unexpected utterance by a dream character may be giving rise to something you are not ready to hear; sometimes we put our unconscious fears into someone else’s mouth, or the utterances represent old issues or negative voices you have not yet banished.
Freudian slips are everyday occurrences in which we express strange or unacceptable thoughts or urges. For a split second, the censoring aspect of your self is put on hold and what is really on your mind pops out in a seemingly bizarre and unexpected way. These slips happen in every day speech as well as in dreams, so if verbal mistakes or slips appear in your dream—such as ’I thought you were dead instead of retired’—they will tell you something about your unconscious wishes. It is possible to have a dream in which you say the most unexpected and embarrassing but secretly true thing to a dream character.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you think some person is vexed with you, it is a sign that you will not shortly reconcile some slight misunderstanding. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Little quarrels will not soon be settled. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is particularly recognized in the taoist religion and signifies going with the flow. You might also like to consult the entries for hermit and tramp as well as the information on tramp in archetypes in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the road in the dream is twisted or curved, then it means allurement, trespassing, misguidance, or erring from God’s path, or it could mean seeking a way out of error.
If one is lost in the dream, it means that he will become heedless, and ifhe finds his way thereafter, it means that he will receive someone’s guidance and accept it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Aimless thought patterns that cause problems with maintaining your focus on a current project or goal.
Lacking direction in life, not knowing exactly which path to take, or what choice to make in order to succeed in your objectives.
Introspection and exploration of the various alternatives currently available. Take care, however, that you don’t wander so far off as to lose sight of the primary- purpose.
ilms. Through arc, however, .is -erring.... The Language of Dreams
If the jet was weak, then it may suggest that sexual desire is not matched by emotional commitment (or the other way round) A steady flow of water is probably symbolic of confidence in waking life.
In dreamland, springs can represent a source of untapped creativity and they can also hint at wisdom, because another name for spring is fount, suggesting ‘fount of all knowledge’. Wells in dreams can hint at emotional rebirth or good fortune, as wishing wells have been credited with wish- fulfillment for centuries. So if you dreamed of drawing water from a well, what is it that you long for? Because wells are sources of water, it could be that your waking life has become emotionally dry and that you are thirsting for a revival of feeling.... The Element Encyclopedia
A watering hose in a dream also represents positive developments in one’s life, or it could mean correcting oneself, becoming more vigilant, having less need for excessive sleep, or it could mean overcoming one’s adversities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The more strings there are to such a necklace the greater will be his trustworthiness and esteem and family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In all conditions, garments bespeak a persons’ condition (as understood from above). Similarly, if he is a sinner, his condition will improve through repentance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream that her wedding is a secret is decidedly unfavorable to character. It imports her probable downfall.
If she contracts a worldly, or approved marriage, signifies she will rise in the estimation of those about her, and anticipated promises and joys will not be withheld.
If she thinks in her dream that there are parental objections, she will find that her engagement will create dissatisfaction among her relatives.
For her to dream her lover weds another, foretells that she will be distressed with needless fears, as her lover will faithfully carry out his promises.
For a person to dream of being wedded, is a sad augury, as death will only be eluded by a miracle.
If the wedding is a gay one and there are no ashen, pale-faced or black-robed ministers enjoining solemn vows, the reverses may be expected.
For a young woman to dream that she sees some one at her wedding dressed in mourning, denotes she will only have unhappiness in her married life.
If at another’s wedding, she will be grieved over the unfavorable fortune of some relative or friend. She may experience displeasure or illness where she expected happiness and health.
The pleasure trips of others or her own, after this dream, may be greatly disturbed by unpleasant intrusions or surprises. See Marriage and Bride. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of involvement, commitment to someone.
3. If remarrying the same spouse, it reafﬁrms one’s happiness with that person.
4. Dreaming about marrying anyone indicates the yearning for love. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself having marital intercourse with his bride, but could not see her or recognize her, nor is she named to him in the dream, it also means his death.
If one sees and recognizes his bride, or if she is named as his bride in the dream, then it means acquiring wealth.
(Also see Bride; Locksmith; Star)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If your biological time clock is ticking away and you are anxious to get married, this dream may be a form of wish-fulfillment. However, a wedding or a marriage in a dream is a profound and very personal symbol. It usually represents the harmonious integration of the dreamer’s personality or psyche (i.e. the coming together of masculine, feminine, shadow, anima, physical, spiritual, unconscious, or/and conscious components).
The marriage in your dream may represent the union of the different sides of your own character. This is a positive dream symbol because it suggests a degree of self-awareness and integration. Many people dream about weddings during times of stress and difficulty. Based on superstition some cultures believe that dreaming of a wedding is a negative omen that generally represents a period of grief and possibly death. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is important how the wedding is celebrated. Also, gains, in a spiritual as well as economic sense.
Longing for a permanent relationship, security, and home. Today the image is often a symbol of being at the peak of your life, expressing the idea that peak experiences should be present more in your life.
In ancient Indian tradition, dreaming about a wedding points to impending death or pain.
According to Freud, a dream of desire. According to Jung, it always addresses the union of anima and animus —as in Bride / Bridegroom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If it is your own wedding, you will be extremely fortunate in love. See also Interracial Marriage.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Marrying yourself figuratively to an ideal, situation, or group.
The caution here is to remember that such commitments, if healthy, do not require the loss of individuality.
Reconciliation and resolution among warring factions within or without. In earlier history marriages were often arranged to bring peace between two tribes or two families.
The harmonious union of opposing energy for a mutually beneficial outcome.
Being the bridesmaid or groomsman at a wedding represents standing on the sidelines of a situation with which you would like to be more intimately involved.... The Language of Dreams
If she dreams of marriage in church in the approved manner, it is a portent of a happy married life.
If parental objections are indicated in a dream, it is probable that she will be criticized for her actions.
Dreaming that her lover marries another girl is an augury of an early marriage with little to worry about.
Anyone who dreams of being married should be warned of an approaching death, This augury may be considerably mitigated if the wedding appears to be attended by a great many happy people.
To dream of a wedding guest dressed in black is a portent of unhappiness in marriage.... The Complete Dream Book
If single, you might be ready to make a lasting commitment to someone. Are you married? Get ready, children are on the way. Dreaming about a honeymoon means big surprises. You see many wedding guests: you are spending way too much money—or losing it.
Depth Psychology: If you are young, a wedding dream may indicate sexual needs you are unable to live out.
If you are married, the people in the dream remind you of your own wedding and the expectations connected with it, expectations that either have been fulfilled or have not—depending on the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
An aspect of your waking life is ending, but another is about to begin. In many cases, you may feel negatively about the wedding you see in your dreams. This is typically meant to bring to mind a fear or anxiety from your waking life. You may have some feelings of sorrow, or a loved one may soon pass. Conversely, it may indicate a fear of commitment. Consider your relationships; are you getting ready to take one to the ‘next level?’ Are you scared to do so? If you dream of remarrying your husband or wife symbolizes your strong love and faith to each other. Marriage has suited you well. Your marriage may be about to change as well. Are you considering starting a family? If you are dreaming of planning your wedding, but have never met your future spouse, it is an indication that you have found harmony and balance between your feminine and masculine sides. Conversely, you may be struggling from a lack of balance between your more instinctive side and your softer emotional nature..... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If there is fear or anxiety in this dream, you are venting out and releasing your trepidation about your own wedding, marriage or fear of commitment. You are preparing yourself for great happiness. See Commitment, Marriage, Husband and Wife.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are married indicates that you will never marry. Marriage of sick persons indicates their death. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams
If you dream your friend is getting married, you may be worried she is leaving you behind.
If you have a dream that your friend marries your boyfriend, you may have noticed some flirting between them in real life.
If you were getting married in the dream, this could be straight-forward wishing, representing your strong romantic interest towards someone in your waking life. Wedding dreams can also mean you have learned to be comfortable with diverse parts of your self. Also see “Bride”, “Groom” and “Wedding Cake”, “Wedding Dress” and “Wedding Ring”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream your friend is getting married, you may be worried she is leaving you behind.
If you have a dream that your friend marries your boyfriend, you may have noticed some flirting between them in real life.
If you were getting married in the dream, this could be straight-forward wishing, representing your strong romantic interest towards someone in your waking life. Wedding dreams can also mean you have learned to be comfortable with diverse parts of your self. Also see “Bride”, “Groom”, “Wedding Cake”, “Wedding Dress”, “Wedding Planner” and “Wedding Ring”... My Dream Interpretation
Positive: The best illustration we have of this is the wedding of Christ to His bride.
The wedding ceremony is in fact a covenant ritual act.
• In the Old Testament when two people entered into a blood covenant, they would do various acts.
• Firstly they would cut their hands and join blood. Then they would rub ash into the wound so that it would leave a scar. They would also exchange their belts, representing their strengths.
• The scar was a public sign of their covenant, much like the wedding ring is.
The mixing of blood is symbolic of the sexual act of marriage.
• The exchange of belts in marriage is the joining of two lives. Where your strengths become one.
• When the blood covenant was over, the two of them had all things in common. Neither considered what they had as their own.
• When you realize that this is also a picture of our relationship with Jesus it brings you to a new realization of who you are in Christ.
• If you dream of being married, the Lord is reminding you that you are in blood covenant with Him! • All He has is yours and all you have is also His. He is asking you to give your life to Him completely and to also take hold of His completely.
• Every physical, psychological and spiritual blessing that Jesus has, is available to you through this covenant.
• For more on blood covenant, look at the love of David and Jonathan in 1 Sam 18:3 • Divorce • When you came to the Lord, you divorced your old life and married into His.
If you dream that you are divorcing someone that represents the flesh in your life, this means that you are finally letting go of your old life to be joined to Christ.
Negative: To dream that you are getting divorced from someone that represents the Lord in your dreams means that you have separated yourself from the blessing of God.
• Israel lost this blessing because they turned their backs on the Lord and followed idols.
See also: Bride, Bridegroom.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
Of course all the details must be correlated and the interpretation thereby modified.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is often common to dream of disasters occurring in the ceremonies, scenes of sexual rejection, images of infidelity, etc. But these prenuptial dreams should not be cause of alarm because, for example, dreaming of a sexual adventure can reveal fear of abandonment; and being naked at the wedding, fear of performing badly.
Not all old dream books agree on the interpretation of this symbol. Usually, it is seen as a good omen and as a premonition of a future marriage. However, to attend someone else’s wedding is a prediction of damage, loss, and infidelity.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The ritual of a wedding is the declaration of your intention to have a significant shift of perspective.
If your life is calling forth a transformation, a dream about a wedding is significant evidence that the change is at hand.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
It is complete, with no beginning and no end.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The wedding ring, worn on the finger that represents the heart – that is, the fourth finger of the left hand – suggests that we have made a commitment or promise.
To dream of a wedding ring being on any other finger than that particular finger may indicate that the promise is not valid or we feel the wedding ring to be a constriction or an entrapment in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, the intellect and feelings – or perhaps the practical and intuitive sides – may need to be united.
To be dreaming of wearing a wedding dress is to be trying to sort out our feelings and hopes about relationships and weddings.
To be dressing someone else in a wedding dress can indicate one’s feelings of inferiority – ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’.
To dream of losing our wedding ring would very often symbolize a problem within a marriage, or perhaps highlight a problem in our commitment.
To dream of finding a wedding ring might well indicate that a relationship is being formed that could result in marriage.
To be attending a wedding in dreams when we are not expecting to attend one in waking life suggests that we are aware of a relationship between two people, but it has not yet registered on the conscious level.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of the “toppers” (little bride and groom figurines) on a wedding cake is a symbol of your commitment to a relationship or situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To see them soiled or in disorder, foretells you will lose close relations with some much-admired person.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A wedding dress also denotes spiritual alchemy, in that it turns an ordinary woman into a magical being. This dream is revealing your feelings, hopes and desires about your wedding and marriage. See Goddess Hera.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the dress is dirty or torn, it predicts that you will have a disagreement with someone you should respect.
If you dream of a black wedding dress, something that you thought was a good and positive thing is in reality quite bad or negative. Think carefully before taking any risks, especially with your heart.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were the wedding planner in the dream, you are too involved in the lives of those around you. Try to mind your own business more.... My Dream Interpretation
If it should be lost or broken, much sadness will come into her life through death and uncongeniality.
To see a wedding ring on the hand of a friend, or some other person, denotes that you will hold your vows lightly and will court illicit pleasure.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Sign of commitment to someone.
3. If one sees a ring on someone else’s ﬁnger, it may mean one wants to cheat. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- Traditionally, the wedding ring was a symbol of total encircling love because it is in the shape of a ring it is complete, with no beginning and no end. So to dream of this symbol is to link in with that basic concept of eternity.
To dream of losing one’s wedding ring would very often symbolise a problem within a marriage.
To dream of finding a wedding ring might well indicate that a relationship is being formed which could result in marriage.
2- Within the human being there is the need to make vows, to give promises and above all to symbolise the making of those promises.
The wedding ring, worn on the finger which represents the heart that is, the fourth linger of the left hand - therefore suggests that we have made that type of promise.
To dream of a wedding ring being on any other finger than that particular finger may indicate that the promise is not valid or we feci the wedding ring to be a constriction or an entrapment in some way.
3- A wedding ring symbolises the binding sacrifice which is eternal love.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a woman dreams that her wedding ring Is bright and untarnished, it is a sign that she will be happy in her married life.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: See Ring.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that someone gives you a wedding ring, your suspicions and worries over your lover will soon end. You will come to realize that he is true to you.
If you dream of someone else wearing a wedding ring, or you placed one on somebody’s finger, you are having unfaithful thoughts.... My Dream Interpretation
A very beautiful sign.... The Dream Books Symbols
To take it off in a dream means the parting will be final.... Mystic Dream Book
The theme of missing an exam, to take one example, commonly begins during college years, when the stress of performing well may be more intense than ever before. However, this theme may then carry forward as a recurring dream for many years, even as one moves on to a career.
The “missing the exam” dream may reappear the night before an important job interview or an evaluation at work.
The circumstances may change, but the same feelings of stress, and the desire to perform well, can trigger the relevant recurrent dream. Theorists suggest that these themes may be considered “scripts” (Spoormaker, 2008) or perhaps “complexes” (Freud 1950); as soon as your dream touches any aspect of the theme, the full script unfolds in completion. Dream theorists generally agree that recurring dreams are connected to unresolved problems in the life of the dreamer. In a previous post I discussed the idea that dreams often portray a Central Image, a powerful dream image that contextualizes a certain emotion or conflict for the dreamer.
The Tidal Wave dream is an example of a Central Image that represents overwhelming emotions such as helplessness and fear.
The Tidal Wave dream is a common dream to experience following trauma or abuse, and often becomes a recurrent theme that reflects a person’s struggling with integrating and accepting the trauma. Resolution of this theme over time is a good sign that the trauma has been confronted and adaptively integrated in the psyche. Empirical research has also supported findings that resolution of a recurrent dream is associated with improved well-being (Zadra, 1996). This is one way that keeping track of your dreams can be extremely informative and helpful in a therapeutic, or even self-help, process.
The dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem. Another theory is that people who experience recurring dreams have some sort of trauma in their past they are trying to deal with. In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time. Nightmares are dreams that are so distressing they usually wake us up, at least partially. Nightmares can occur at any age but are seen in children with the most frequency. Nightmares usually cause strong feelings of fear, sadness or anxiety. Their causes are varied. Some medications cause nightmares (or cause them if you discontinue the medication abruptly). Traumatic events also cause nightmares. Treatment for recurring nightmares usually starts with interpreting what is going on in the dream and comparing that with what is happening in the person’s life. Then, the person undergoes counseling to address the problems that are presumably causing the nightmare. Some sleep centers offer nightmare therapy and counseling. Another method of treating nightmares is through lucid dreaming. Through lucid dreaming, the dreamer can confront his or her attacker and, in some cases, end the nightmares.... About Dream Interpretation
To hear a whisper coming to you as advice or warning, foretells that you stand in need of aid and counsel.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Bad things are being said about the dreamer. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- To hear whispering in a dream suggests that we need to listen to someone or something very carefully. It may also mean that we do not have the full information av ailable to us about a situation in our waking lives.
1- Sound in dreams can often manifest as the opposite quality to that which is required. Thus, whispering could be interpreted as a shout for attention.
2- Hidden Information. Occult Knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The content of the message can be deduced from other symbols in the dream, or from various signs and portents in the dreamer’s waking life.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The same dream could mean that either she will benefit from the good qualities of her husband or he will benefit from her good qualities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation