1- In mythology, the breastplate was always considered to protect the knight. When we experience ourselves as wearing some form of protection around the heart, we arc usually protecting our right to love unconditionallv.
2- Psychologically we arc at our most vulnerable where matters of the heart are concerned, and most often need protection in that area.
To dream of someone else wearing a breastplate indicates their capacity to be hurl emotionally.
3- Our need to protect ourselves spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Being given chocolates by a friend or lover may signify being given comfort and love. Chocolate is also associated with sensual pleasure and emotional satisfaction. Chocolates may also be a sign of your addictive behaviors... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at chocolate: try to get your dependence on food under control. Receiving chocolate as a gift: you either have already or will gam a very reliable friend. Giving a gift of chocolate: you would like to have a certain someone as your friend.
Depth Psychology: Chocolate is a symbol of temptation, but it also stands for vitality and good health. Are you trying to bribe someone with chocolate? Is someone trying to bribe you?... Dreamers Dictionary
Gives gender - specific: Often highlighted as a suitable gift for lovers, in a woman’s dream such a gift may signify an unrecognized potential in a relationship. In a man’s dream he may recognize in himself the need to care for and appreciate others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the dream is positive - such as enjoying some chocolates with a friend or lover - then this is a symbol for happiness and contentment. If, however, you dream of a stomachache or toothache resulting from eating chocolate, you need to curb overindulgence in foods of any kind.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Oddly, a dream featuring chocolate drinks, candy, or anything of this flavor does not, as one might expect, indicate luxury, but it does predict good health ‘ and modest contentment... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of chocolate augurs prosperity and serenity, both for yourself and for your close relatives. However, if it is stale it predicts disease or any other type of setback.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For most people chocolate is considered an indulgence. Chocolate in a dream may therefore symbolize that the dreamer feels the need to be rewarded and deserves special treatment. Alternatively, perhaps the dreamer has been indulging in too many excesses and needs to practice some restraint.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
According to Freud, to see chocolate in your dream signifies self-reward. It also denotes that you may be indulging in too many excesses and need to practice some restraint, as chocolate is a temporary pleasure that might bring guilt and other negative effects later on.... The Element Encyclopedia
Any dream that features chocolate in it is a simple omen that presages, not luxury, or impeccable taste, as one might expect, but, rather, Good health and contentment, coupled with a pampered lifestyle.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To receive congratulations predicts a coming need for commiseration, but of a minor order; to give congratulations to others is a forecast of coming personal success.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband.
It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continuing love, the dream may become as below.
The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).
A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disappointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.
The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.
The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memories of him. What arises in their own lives from such memories is the observable influence of the now dead person.
But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on television, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.
The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.
The photograph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
When a woman dreams of depilating after a long period of neglecting her image, it shows the need to take care of unfinished business. To a man, however, it is a clear sign of pain and sexual ambiguity.
If another person shaves you, it marks a trend to comfort and even the abuse of other subjects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
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
Dreams of an ex are about venting, sorting and processing your ties to your former lovers. You are realizing that those relationships do not end when the divorce papers are signed. Often an ex represents a part of your shadow that you must face and embrace, erased and eventually replace. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The quality of feeling within a dream is important. Note whether you feel frightened, tired, confused, powerful, happy, supported, and so on. The feeling or sense of the dream helps you understand what you are working on.... The Dream Books Symbols
What you feel in a dream, and the feeling tone of particular items or the environment in a dream are extremely important.
(1) Feelings in dreams are not symbolic: they represent nothing but themselves. They are feelings you really do have, even if you have shut them out of your consciousness.
(2) Feelings and moods in dreams are more often negative than positive: grey rather than sunny, violent rather than peaceful. This is because dreams express feelings you have repressed out of fear. Dreams have a therapeutic purpose, and that is why they bring to your attention those parts of you that are painful.
(3) Occasionally, however, a dream may express a beautiful positive feeling: glorious erotic fulfilment; blissful oneness with life; love, even for people who have hurt you. Such a dream may usually be understood as indicating the direction in which you should be moving.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Unwrapping a Hershey’s chocolate bar in a dream may comment that your desire for love is being fulfilled. In that the brand name Hershey’s contains both “her” and “she,” it may point to the nurturing principle of the feminine as a source of love.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that your husband is leaving you, and you do not understand why, there will be bitterness between you, but an unexpected reconciliation will ensue.
If he mistreats and upbraids you for unfaithfulness, you will hold his regard and confidence, but other worries will ensue and you are warned to be more discreet in receiving attention from men.
If you see him dead, disappointment and sorrow will envelop you.
To see him pale and careworn, sickness will tax you heavily, as some of the family will linger in bed for a time.
To see him gay and handsome, your home will be filled with happiness and bright prospects will be yours.
If he is sick, you will be mistreated by him and he will be unfaithful.
To dream that he is in love with another woman, he will soon tire of his present surroundings and seek pleasure elsewhere.
To be in love with another woman’s husband in your dreams, denotes that you are not happily married, or that you are not happy unmarried, but the chances for happiness are doubtful.
For an unmarried woman to dream that she has a husband, denotes that she is wanting in the graces which men most admire.
To see your husband depart from you, and as he recedes from you he grows larger, inharmonious surroundings will prevent immediate congeniality.
If disagreeable conclusions are avoided, harmony will be reinstated.
For a woman to dream she sees her husband in a compromising position with an unsuspected party, denotes she will have trouble through the indiscretion of friends.
If she dreams that he is killed while with another woman, and a scandal ensues, she will be in danger of separating from her husband or losing property. Unfavorable conditions follow this dream, though the evil is often exaggerated. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Depicts how you see the relationship with your husband; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; habits of relationship developed with one’s father.
Example: ‘My recurring dream—some disaster is happening. I try to contact the police or my husband. Can never contact either. I try ringing 999 again and again and can feel terror, and sometimes dreadful anger or complete panic. I cry, I scream and shout and never get through! Recently I have stopped trying to contact my husband. I managed once to reach him but he said he was too busy and I would have to deal with it myself. I woke in a furious temper with him and kicked him while he was still asleep’ (Mrs GS).
The husband here depicts Mrs S’s feelings of not being able to get through’ to her man. This is a common female dream theme, possibly arising from the husband not daring to express emotion or meet his panner with his own feelings.
For Mrs S this is an emergency. Although the dream dramatises it, there is still real frustration, anger, and a break in marital communications.
Example: There were three of us. My husband, a male friend and 1, all nding small white enamel bikes. My husband proceeded slowly, first, with his back to us. Then my friend followed. Suddenly my friend ahead of me turned and gazed fully at me. He gave a glonous smile which lit up the whole of his face. I felt a great sense of well-being surge through me’ (Joan B).
The triangle: the example shows typical flow of feeling towards another male.
The other male here depicts
Joan’s desire to be attractive to other men. This is a danger signal unless one fully acknowledges ihe impulse.
Example: ‘I was with my husband and our three children. About 2 or 3 yards to our right stood my husband’s first wife —she died about a year before I first met him. I remember feeling she no longer minded me being with him, so I put my arms around him from the back, and felt more secure and comfortable with him’ (Mrs NS).
The first wife: the dreamer is now feeling easier about her husband’s first relationship.
The first wife represents her sense of competing for her husband’s affections, even though his ‘first woman’ was dead.
Example: ‘My dead husband came into my bedroom and got into bed with me to make love to me. I was not afraid. But owing to his sexual appetites during my married life with him I was horrified, and resisted him with all my might. On waking I felt weak and exhausted.
The last time he came to me I responded to him and he never came back again. This happened three times.
The last time I don’t think it was a dream. I was not asleep. I think it was his ghost’ (GL). Dead husband: in any experience of an apparently psychic nature, we must always remember the unconscious is a great dramatist. It can create the drama of a dream in moments. In doing so it makes our inner feelings into apparently real people and objects outside us. While asleep we lightly dismiss this amazing process as a dream’. When it happens while our eyes are open or we are near waking, for some reason we call it a ghost or psychic event. Yet the dream process is obviously capable of creating total body sensations, emotions, full visual impressions, vocalisation—what else is a dream? On the other hand, the dream process is not dealing in pointless imaginations. Many women tend to believe they have little sexual drive, so it is easier for GL to see her drive in the form of her husband. But of course, her husband may also depict how she felt about sex in connection with his ‘sexual appetites’.
It is a general rule, however, that our dream process will dramatise into a past life, or a psychic’ experience, emotions linked with trauma or sexual drive which we find difficult to meet in the present.
Example: ‘I dreamt many times I lost my husband, such as not being able to find the car park where he was waiting, and seeing him go off in the distance. I wake in a panic to find him next to me in bed. These dreams persisted, and then he died quite suddenly. He was perfectly healthy at the time of the dreams and I wonder if it was a premonition of me really losing him’ (Mrs AD). Cannot find husband: many middle aged women dream of ‘losing’ their husband while out with him, perhaps shopping, or walking in a town somewhere. Sometimes the dream ponrays him actually killed. Mrs AD wonders if her dream was a premonition.
It is more likely a form of practising the loss, so it does not come as such a shock.
The greatest shocks occur when we have never even considered the event—such as a young child losing its mother, an event it has never practised, not even in fantasy, so has no inbuilt shock absorbers. As most of us know, men tend to die before women, and this information is in the mind of middle-aged married women. Mrs AD may have unconsciously observed slight changes in her husband’s body and behaviour, and therefore readied herself.
Other woman’s husband: one’s own husband, feelings about that man, desire for a non-committed relationship with less responsibility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If a woman’s husband v^ms to be leaving her, it is a sign that quarrels will ensue, but the chances are that through some unusual circumstance there will be a reconciliation and a happy outcome.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of your husband indicates your feelings for and relationship with him.
To dream of having a husband when you are single points to relationships in general. Most girls look for their father’s personality or traits while choosing their life partners. Those traits often represent the male side of a girl’s character. All this is represented when a girl dreams of a husband with all those traits she admires or dreads.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you have a husband (but you do not in your waking life), symbolizes your need for partnership or commitment.
If you dream of your real-life husband, your dream represents your emotions around this relationship. Look up other symbols, or feelings you had, in the dream for further meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
If an unmarried woman dreams that she has a husband, she is fulfilling a desire that she thinks of in her waking hours. When a married woman dreams of her husband there may be some incident or something very unusual that should be analyzed. Among the possibilities are quarrels that unsuspectingly could mean that the wife herself may be causing uncomfortable situations for her husband; illness or an accident in the dream may be a fear complex on the part of the wife; seeing him with another woman indicates jealousy in the subconscious mind of the dreamer.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To dream of your husband may simply be a dream about your relationship and your unconscious feelings about it. On the other hand, he may also represent the male side of your personality (animus) or your father. A woman’s view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father and any subsequent relationship will be colored by that attachment.
If doubts about validity and intimacy are not properly resolved in her waking life, they will appear in dreams about the loss or death of her husband. They may also be projected onto other women’s husbands in dreams.
If your husband goes missing in your dream or you can’t find him while out with him, your unconscious may be referring to the well-known statistic that most men die before women.
If your husband is dead in both your dream and in your waking life, this refers to the memories you have shared with him.
If another woman’s husband appears, this may refer to a desire for a relationship outside your current one.
If you are having sex with your husband in your dream, this can be a wonderful indicator of how you are feeling about your sexual and emotional relationship with him.
If your first husband appears in your dreams, this represents nostalgia for the past, or more obliquely, competition for your current husband. See also Gay relationships in RELATIONSHIPS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Crucial within the husband / wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father and any subsequent partnering may well be coloured by that attachment.
If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. Such fears may also be projected onto other women’s husbands, almost as though her own husband is too close to her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream about an immaculate conception (virgin birth) signifies spiritual harmony and potential. Alternatively, this dream can also represent a repressed fear of sexuality, remorse over past actions, or difficulties in relationships.... My Dream Interpretation
Spiritual isolation signifies the hermit, or recluse – any person living in seclusion, whether through religious belief or not. This suggests the need to spend time alone in tranquility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we isolate ourselves (for example, on an island) it suggests that we do not wish or need to become emotionally involved with someone.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we find ourselves in isolation in a dream we should decide if it is by our own volition or because of others.
If by our own wish, then there is a quality in us which has difficulty in relating to others; if because of others, we perhaps need to explore rejection and our feelings about it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of being late represent a venting dream where you are releasing feelings of inadequacy. Being late in your dream also symbolizes that you are releasing your fear of getting into trouble or being punished for being unprepared and a step behind.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are late for something represents your fear of change and your nervousness about seizing an opportunity. You may feel unready or unworthy in your current circumstances. You may also be conflicted with decisions about your future.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of being late, it’s your conscience telling you to refrain from making promises you can’t keep; if your dream featured others being late, it’s a warning that you need to curb your extravagance to avoid financial difficulties.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
An experience of being late in a dream often reflects a sense of being too late in some area of our waking lives. Alternatively, perhaps the message of the dream is “better late than never.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams in which you are late for a train, bus, plane, appointment, interview or date despite your best efforts to be on time often signify your anger and frustration at having missed an important opportunity in waking life.
If someone or something was responsible for making you late, try to identify who or what it was. Dreams in which you are anxiously checking your watch but still miss the bus may also be warning you that you are both mentally and physically exhausted; this is especially true if you were too tired to summon up the extra energy needed to get to where you needed to be.
If you have such a dream, ask yourself whether you feel frustrated about missing an opportunity in your life and try to identify what that opportunity was. Dreams in which you miss a bus, boat or any other travel connection may also suggest that you feel others are moving ahead of you and leaving you lagging behind. Dreams of running after a departing train are very common. According to Freud, trains are classic phallic symbols, suggesting a sexual cause behind frustration expressed in the dream. See also TIME.... The Element Encyclopedia
You rush to catch a departing bus, train, airplane or ship but just do not get there in time. These dreams leave you engulfed in an overwhelming feeling of frustration and such dreams may reflect feelings that you are not keeping up with the pace of life. Alternatively, such a dream may be urging you to reorganize your busy schedule.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are arriving late, your unconscious may be telling you to be more perceptive and to use more foresight when making plans. Lateness suggests that the dreamer may be feeling unprepared and distracted in a particular situation in daily life or in regard to long term goals.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Compensation and reconciliation of differences, melding of male and female energies. Usually, the dreamer’s own characteristics are indicated. Longing for partnership, particularly in a divorce or separation situation; or fear of marriage and commitment. Are you able to accept the Other? Are you able to preserve the space between yourself and the Other, and experience it as positive? However, you also ought to ask yourself if you are expecting your partner to fulfill all your desires, or are you willing to work for them yourself? Transference.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of Pilates represents your desire to become stronger in your core, in your second Chakra, which gives you the ability to keep your head held high, feeling confident with an tall spine, as well as an ability to become more flexible and go with the flow of life. See Yoga and Exercise.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Example: ‘I am at a wedding at which we are being served a celebratory chicken lunch. Whilst my back is turned for a moment one of the other guests on the table (who is female but whom I do not know) removed my plate and substitutes it with a plate of food which doesn’t contain chicken. When I challenge this, I am told that there is no more. At this I rather petulantly decide to leave the wedding’ (Brian Y). Brian uses a plate of food to represent the good things he feels are rightfully his in life, but his negative emotions in a relationship with a female rob him of this.
If food on plate: what one has a sense of ownership about; what one has received or hopes to receive from others, or from one’s own efforts, what you have created and now face. Communal plate: what is available to you but you may have to compete for or share—in work, relationship, life. Empty plate: one’s needs, appetites; receptivity; perhaps status, as in the past only the rich had plates. Idioms: handed to one on a plate; on one’s plate. See food. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Used to serve food, a plate may represent the receptacle for receiving and welcoming food and nurtunng. Breaking a plate may signify that your ability to accept what life has to offer has been damaged, perhaps by your feelings of unworthiness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing a plate: you will receive a dinner invitation.
A plate full of food: you can count on the successful completion of your plans and project.
An empty plate: misfortune. Breaking a plate: difficult days and worries are ahead.
A silver plate means that you will take part in a formal, sophisticated event or receive an invitation to one.
Depth Psychology: A plate represents your responsibilities and your desires and needs. What do you have on your plate? Is the plate full or empty? Are you eating from the plate? See Cup.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of an empty plate signify that you are open to receiving a new helping of nutrition, nourishing, or you are feeling needy and hungry for a new life experience. Dreams of a full plate represent that you have an active life, and a busy social calendar.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you have a great capacity to give to others, probably in one of your dreams you have seen a plate. Not surprisingly, this element says that you are willing to serve your fellows.
If the dish is full of foods, it represents the food that is within you (tenderness, solidarity, etc.); however, if the plate is empty, you must find a way to fill it.
If you are washing a stack of dishes, the dream may suggest certain boredom and monotony. Dreaming that you break plates is, however, a mechanism of the unconscious to discharge accumulated tension and provide some peace and quiet.
Dreaming of plates is an excellent omen of health and wealth. You will never fail to have a plate on the table.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
interpreted upon 10 sides: woman, [male] servant, young girl, straightness of religion, goodness of body, long lifetime, wealth, blessing, pleasant nice words, inheritance from [the direction of] women.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
1- Many dreams will hold images of climbing and of reaching a plateau we reach a place after a hard climb which Ls even and not difficult to cross. Sometimes it can represent a period of peace and quiet, sometimes stasis where there is no energy left for change.
2- If the plateau is barren, we may need some further stimulus to help us move on.
If it seems to be a place of safety, we may not wish to move on and perhaps need to take time out to recuperate.
3- Spiritually a plateau offers choices. We can rest on our laurels and take time out to assess our progress, or we can use the plateau for calm and pcace.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a plateau: the present unrest in your life will soon be replaced by a time of tranquility and satisfaction. Looking at an open space in the middle of a forest is a sign of a well-balanced, quiet life.
If you are looking at a plateau from up high: you will achieve much in your life, even if nothing points to it right now.
Depth Psychology: Are you somehow dissatisfied with your life at the moment? Are you bored? Remember, a plateau may also be a sign that you can look to the future without worries and obstacles.... Dreamers Dictionary
Many dreams will hold images of climbing and of reaching a plateau. Spiritually this offers us choices. We can rest on our laurels and take time out to assess our progress, or we can use the plateau for calm and peace.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: After a great deal of effort we reach a place that is even and not difficult to cross. Sometimes it can represent a period of peace and quiet, sometimes stasis where there is no energy left for change. When this happens in a work situation we eventually need to decide on and initiate whatever further action is needed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are on a plateau suggests that you’re in a rut, or that you are taking a breather from life’s fast pace. There is little excitement in your life. Alternatively, the plateau symbolizes a high state of consciousness.... My Dream Interpretation
(See Crockery, Dishes). Plates seen in a dream are indications to the unmarried that the dreamer will have a happy and inspiring love affair and a harbinger of happiness to married people.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream that you are scared denotes that you are experiencing feelings of low self-worth and uselessness. You no longer hold power over some aspect of your life. You may feel rage towards someone or something.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Feeling scared in dreams signifies that your achievements may not be as successful as you had hoped. You are having anxieties in certain circumstances of your life, possibly related to people who you are not able to trust. However, your worries will be temporary and short-lived.
If you know exactly what scared you in your dream, check out that dream symbol in this dictionary to get an even deeper interpretation.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams in later life can be extremely tense and memorable; two of the most common are dreams of losing your purse or wallet and dreams of getting lost. The former dream reflects frustration and anxiety, and the experience of change as loss and threat. The latter is about trying to find your way through a situation that seems unfamiliar. In this second dream you typically find yourself in a strange neighborhood and, if you do stop to ask for directions, people give you the wrong ones. This dream represents a situation that is unfamiliar; the advice of others is not only unhelpful, it can actually make matters more confusing. The dream is reminding you that the more closely you follow your instincts or intuition, the easier it will be to find your way home or have self-knowledge.
To dream that you are amorous or see that others are amorous suggests that your sense of morality may be being put to the test. Your dreaming mind may, however, be encouraging you to explore and express your sexuality or creativity. To dream that you are showing your devotion to your loved ones or to your beliefs serves as a reminder that nothing good in life can be gained by deceit. To dream that you are experiencing delight suggests that life is good for you at the moment or that you wish it could be, whilst to dream that you are joyful denotes harmony amongst friends and loved ones, although—in common with many such dreams—it may also be compensatory wish-fulfillment.
To dream that you are merry or in merry company signifies a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs; but again, it could also be compensatory wish-fulfillment. To feel peace in your dream indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It also suggests that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm. To dream that you have pride denotes that you need to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You may soon be challenged. To dream that you are tipsy signifies your carefree nature and jovial disposition. To see others tipsy in your dream denotes that you need to be careful as to choice of friends, as their actions or words may reflect on your own character.