If the pot is made of brass or ceramic in the dream, it may represent a poor woman.
An earthenware pot in a dream also means decision making, concealing one’s secrets, or it could represent a woman who has frequent miscarriages.
(Also see Earthenwarejar; Jar; Pot)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Shackles are sign of being captivated by illusionary love. Sometimes a dream about shackles or handcuffs indicates nervous tension, less often masochism or sadism. Who or what holds you in shacldes? From what shackles would you like to free yourself?... Dreamers Dictionary
2. A good omen regarding feelings about the future.
3. Relief, contentment regarding a situation or circumstance. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The more boisterous your pleasures, the greater your business difficulties will prove.... Mystic Dream Book
If these senses and feelings mirror your current feelings in waking life, then your dream was simply reflecting your elation. If, however, you had a joyful dream but your current waking circumstances are far from ideal and you are feeling worried, anxious or lacking in self-confidence, your unconscious may be trying to comfort and reassure you as a way of compensating for your current unhappiness or misfortune. Your unconscious may also be trying to send you an important message that can help boost your chances of happiness in waking life. Pay attention to the details of your dream. Who or what was it that made you feel happy? Was it a person, a situation, a place or a sensation? Once you have discovered what it was that made you feel good, try to decide if your dream was a wish-fulfillment fantasy or whether the person, situation, place or sensation holds the key to your happiness.
Dreams of flying, playing and floating are often connected to feelings of elation, joy and happiness. Flying dreams evoke feelings of freedom, liberation and breaking free from the chains that bind you in waking life. Flying dreams can tell you of personal growth, creativity and self-discovery. They may also symbolize great joy and excitement about what lies ahead for you in the real world.
If you experience what seems like inappropriate happiness in your dream in a setting that in the waking world would normally be sad, such as attending the funeral of someone dear to you, such a dream may point to a state of denial—in order to protect yourself from current feelings of unhappiness you may be refusing to face reality or drowning your sorrows in excessive or addictive behavior. As always, consider the context of the happiness or joy in your dream before settling on an interpretation.... The Element Encyclopedia
If many hens are seen then they represent dames and women who will gather together for some happy occasion such as a wedding.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A hen is also a maternal figure. Another possible interpretation of a hen is the metaphor ‘hen-pecked,’ which means being picked on.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A laying hen indicates prosperity: killing a hen forecasts ups and downs; and plucking one warns of an unexpected demand on your finances.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is no coincidence that the hen is associated with rumors, whispers, and slander. Therefore, the presence of a hen in your dreams may suggest that someone is making malicious comments about you behind your back. A totally different sense arises if you dream of a hen laying an egg. In these cases, the dream images portend a profit in short time. This dream can also be attributed to excessive concern for your partner, children, or friends to the point of becoming a “mother hen.”... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A hen with chicks means you will be granted a favor you have been seeking.
A hen laying an egg is good fortune.
To hear a clucking hen means consolation for some hurt.
To feed chickens means you will suffer some minor annoyances.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If a man sees his hands dyed with henna in a dream, it means that he keeps praising his Lord.
If only the right hand is dyed with henna but looks ugly in the dream, it means that he may commit a murder. Dying one’s hands with henna in a dream also means carelessness about exposing one’s good and bad qualities in public, or it could mean that he delivers his merchandise or work in any condition without acknowledging blame, fault, or recognizing his improper behavior with his customers.
If one’s hands are tattooed with henna in a dream, it means that he cheats to acquire his earnings. Eventually, he will be exposed and his opponents will rejoice at his misfortune.
If a woman sees her entire body dyed with henna in a dream, it means having a good relationship with her husband.
If after applying the henna to her hands, the dye does not work in a dream, it means that her husband does not show his love for her. Ifonly the fingers are dyed with henna in a dream, they then represent branches of dates, or clusters of grapes. In general, dyeing one’s hands and hair with henna as a makeup in a dream represents joy for the husband and wife as long as they do not exceed the common norms.
(Also see Dye; Tattoo)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a woman to dream that her kitchen is clear. and orderly, foretells she will become the mistress of interesting fortunes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Place of fulﬁllment and pleasure.
3. Need for more serious approach in meeting situations or problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Ladle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The kitchen is the heart of the house.
For most families, the kitchen is a place of warmth and nourishment (emotional as well as physical). Examine the conditions of your dream kitchen and you may become aware of some emotional needs and feelings toward yourself and others. See also; House... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is the place from which we go out into the world and to which we return. In dreams, the kitchen can often represent the mother, or rather, the mothering function.
It is the place which is usually busiest and therefore the place where many relationships are cemented, and where many exchanges take place.
2- The kitchen is a place of creation, and usually of warmth and comfort. It has therefore come to represent the nurturing aspect of woman.
3- There are folk tales in most cultures to do with the kitchen, and spiritually it represents transformation and transmutation. This is much more to do with desired transformation, rather than one which is enforced.
The rituals associated with the hearth and with fire were, and still arc, a significant part of spiritual development. Even in today’s climate of convenience foods there is the sense of work in the kitchen being an offering.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Being in the kitchen when the light dims or goes out may comment that you have let a light in your heart go out.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A man having this dream is assured of a wife who will be an excellent housekeeper and a perfect mother.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: The kitchen is the internal place where the Cook works the experiences of your life into a palatable whole, making them easier to digest and enjoy.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is the space from which we go out into the world and to which we return.
It is the place that is usually busiest and, therefore, where many relationships are cemented, and where many exchanges take place.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the kitchen was modem and/or attractive and well-kept, it predicts good news or happy social events; if it was messy, run down, or bare, it indicates that your health may be a bit under par and a medical checkup might be in order.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the kitchen is clean and tidy, this dream portends harmony and understanding within the family.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is where the family is fed and comes together in community.
It is the room where people tend to congregate during parties.
It is the symbolic realm of mother and the feminine principle as it is expressed by the family structure. Food is stored and prepared in the kitchen, so the symbolic food for your soul is located in the kitchen of your dreams. Consider how your dream may be informing you of how you are responding to your own spiritual cooking.
If your life experience of family, mother, and kitchen was different from the ideal in your dream, your personal focus must include your individual paradigm. For example, much of a family’s abusive interactions can occur in the kitchen, so such associations should be considered when interpreting a kitchen dream.
The activity in the dream will outline your current internal view around issues of nurturing, self-care, and healing. Any people who appear are key components in the process of exploration.
If they are known to you, use the character-aspect technique to integrate their qualities into your interpretation.
If there were people in the dream not known to you, consider whatever you can remember about them from the dream. Any dream that takes place primarily in a kitchen has the capacity to offer you an overview of the status of your heart center. Use it to examine whether you are experiencing healthy levels of self- nurturance or are in need of adjustments in this area.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The food being cooked or eaten in the dream may indicate what food the dreamer’s body needs.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If it is cramped and cluttered, you may have taken on too many emotional problems that belong to others.
If the kitchen is bare, your life may be lacking in emotional intimacy.
Kitchen imagery often reflects the need to work through your current problems by listening to your heart and recognizing what really matters to you in your waking life. Assume that all the people and elements present in your kitchen dreams are clues to help you develop your full potential.
If you dream of the scullery, this room—used for the storage of kitchen utensils and doing messy kitchen work—could be another symbol of your mind, the storehouse of your unconscious.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you stumble or fall, you will lose property and reputation. Running alone, indicates that you will outstrip your friends in the race for wealth, and you will occupy a higher place in social life.
If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably.
To see others thus running, you will be oppressed by the threatened downfall of friends.
To see stock running, warns you to be careful in making new trades or undertaking new tasks. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Avoidance of conﬂict or confrontations; fears and anger (to run from something).
3. Enthusiasm toward goals (to run toward something).
4. Good luck and happiness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are simply running with no goal, it may be an indication that you need to slow down in your every day life.
If you are competing, you need to consider your recent rivalries and realistically look at the current challenges.
If you are running in a race and win, your unconscious may be expressing confidence that you may or may not feel in the wakened state. Running in your dreams may also symbolize the energy levels, the strength, or the force that you have to get through life.
(A similar definition appears on top of the page for Race , since many people continue to ask me for running, I decided to list them separately.)... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’.
If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.
To be run- ning away from signifies fear and an inability to do something.
2- Obviously in dreams of running, time and place are significant. Where we are going will perhaps indicate why speed is needed, although if we arc being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.
To be running something as in managing - is to be taking responsibility.
3- Running in dreams suggests the potential for anxiety or distress. Spiritually we may be trying to do something too quickly.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
What’s chasing you, or from what are you trying to escape? Perhaps the past or an unpleasant experience?
Hurrying, without necessarily having a defined goal. ... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Are you running after someone (or something)? Are you running away from something, someone, or yourselfr Maybe your own fear or your own feelings? How does running make you feel: satisfied and happy? Or do you feel you’re being chased?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’.
If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you succeed in reaching your goal, then all will go well. But if you tire, or stop Running, then expect business difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book
The original marathon signalled victory and was a trial to the death. Running races or marathons in dreams are, therefore, tests of endurance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.
To be running something – managing – is to be taking responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.
To be running away from someone or something signifies fear and an inability to do something. Running back to something indicates that a readjustment or reassessment is necessary.
If we do not know our destination we may not have thought through a plan properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If such a situation is not readily recognized by the dreamer, looking to the other symbols in the dream should give the answer. Astrological parallel: Pisces... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the dreamer is running with others contests or festivities may be subconsciously latent in the dreamers mind.
If the dreamer is running away from someone there is a fear of loss of money or a hatred for that someone.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(See Slow Motion.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are running forwards, this indicates confidence or taking responsibility. To be running backwards or away from something signifies fear, or an inability to achieve your goals. A spiritual interpretation of running dreams could suggest that you are trying to do something too quickly.
To dream that you want to run but cannot suggests that your ambitions are harder to accomplish than you thought.... The Element Encyclopedia
A slower pace of life may be indicated.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.
If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.
If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.
(Also see Escape from danger; Take a flight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Marathon: If your race was a marathon, this indicates that work or life has become an exhausting slog.
If you win the marathon, this suggests you have the confidence to achieve your aims, but if you fail to finish, this suggests that insecurities in waking life are holding you back.
Relay race: In the relay race of your life, were you successful at passing the baton or did you fumble things and ruin your team’s chances?... The Element Encyclopedia
• Are you worried about missing out or being too late for something? This is a progress report on your life.
• Look at where you sabotage your success. Are you using lack of time as an excuse for not doing what you know you really need to be doing? • This dream is reminding you that time is a precious commodity. Consider your use of it wisely and make the most of the time you have.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
To see him as ill means he is burdened with sins.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are preparing a meal in your dream kitchen, this may suggest a quest for love and affection.
If you are frying food in your dream, there is the constant risk of getting burned; the smoke billowing around your kitchen may be warning you that a problem could get worse if you avoid it or don’t deal with it. Cinders or a grate in your dream kitchen can represent ruined hopes as well as the potential of projects yet to be born.
If you dream of a kettle, even though its spout it is a symbol of male sexuality, it suggests that someone can get hurt if passions are not handled carefully. On the other hand, it could also indicate your present mood: steamed up and about to explode. At the other extreme, the image of a broken kettle may mirror feelings of emptiness, as if all zest for life has gone.
If you are cooking with pots and pans, the association is with male or female sexuality, depending on whether the pot or the handle is featured.
When a cup is seen to represent female sexuality, drinking out of it is erotic wish-fulfillment.
If it is hurled across a room by a man, it may express fear of, or anger towards, female sexuality; if by a woman, the dream suggests that the dreamer is using sex as a weapon. For Jungians, the cup is a homely symbol of the abundance of life’s opportunities; it is also a symbol of self-realization in that it is an echo of the Holy Grail. A full or overflowing cup often symbolizes excitement and new opportunities, but an empty or smashed cup indicates the opposite.
Cutlery in dreams may suggest a desire for domestic security or the taming of aggression. Spoons may have a similar symbolism to cups, but they can also represent a desire to be spoonfed. A teaspoon may be telling you to take things in one step at a time. A silver spoon may refer to someone you envy. A colander or sieve may be seen as standing for the process of developing a new outlook on life and sifting out unhelpful attitudes and ideas. See also EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
A stuffed animal is an object of emotional comfort and attachment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The grease collected in the bottom of a pan in the dream represents money earned from a woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The more miserable you are in your dream, the better for you in real life. ... Mystic Dream Book
The greater your dreamed unhappiness the greater will be your .
coming joy.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are agile, this suggests you are coping well.
If movements flow, you feel in harmony with your emotions and your sexuality. If, however, you get stuck, feel stiff and cannot move easily, this could indicate that your personal development is held back by anxieties and fears. To dream you are walking is probably a comment on the pace of your waking life, and how well you are coping with all your responsibilities.
If you are walking confidently, it could indicate that you are in control and taking things in your stride. Consider your destination. Do you know what it is?
To dream that you are walking at night signifies discontent.
If you are limping, this refers to a lack of balance in some area in your life. Perhaps you feel that you are giving more than you are getting back at work, or in a particular relationship. To dream that you are marching suggests teamwork, or the need to involve yourself more with other people in order to achieve results.
If you were running or racing and keeping up with the others, this is a positive sign, but if you were falling behind or trying and failing to win a race, you need to rethink your schedule in daily life to relieve some of the pressures on you.
When specific activities appear in a dream, you might also need to consider whether or not you are filling your waking hours with productive and positive activities. It may be that changes need to be made. For example, if you dream of running, this could simply indicate your need to exercise more. Alternatively, it could suggest that you are exercising too much, and need to get balance back into your life.
See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS; LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
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