fury

The meaning of Fury in dream | Dream interpretation


If your dream involved your own fury, it is warning you against indiscriminate sex relations or other impulsive behavior; a dream of someone else being furious predicts a reconciliation or recovery of something you thought lost

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Dreams give us the opportunity to express those feelings and emotions that we repress in real life. Perhaps, you are not aware that you harbor some aggressiveness. In this sense, the dream may be advising you to stop being a passive person and to take action. Likewise, you may be secretly underestimating or being jealous of someone close to you. When you dream that a person is really mad at you, the dream might symbolize everything you dislike about your personality.

Fury in dreams predicts you will have to face a life challenge. Besides, it announces disappointments and attacks against the dreamer’s character. Additionally, if you get mad at a stranger it means you will receive good but unexpected news. Chances are it is an invitation.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

To dream of a Furious person denotes a reconciliation; of a Furious animal, a friend defends your name.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

(See Anger)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Fury | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Fury


ANGER

(Fury; Indignation; Rage) Leaving one’s home angry in a dream means entering a prison. Ifone gets angry for material gains in a dream, it means that he has disdain and contempt toward God’s religion. However, should he get angry in his dream to defend God’s rights, then it means gaining strength and power. Becoming angry for someone else’s sake in a dream signifies a corrupt contract, a tainted agreement, a marriage consent with a hidden intent of a divorce to follow, fighting for unlawful earnings, or it could mean accumulating money from usury. In a dream, usury and anger mean falsehood in wakefulness.

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BITE

(Champing; Chomp; Love; Rancor) In a dream, a bite signifies perfidy, rancor or extreme love for the one who is bitten in a dream.

If one bites himself then spits a piece ofhis own flesh on the ground in a dream, it means backbiting and belittling others. Biting one’s own fingers in a dream means regret or fury, rage and anger. Ifone’s fingers bleed from such bite in a dream, it means tribulations caused by one’s own shortcomings.

A bite in a dream also signifies extreme anger. Ifone is bitten by another person in a dream, it means that he will enjoy happiness and success at the beginning of his professional life, then he will suffer from an illness, eye inflammation, ophthalmia, or from heart problems. Biting on an apple in a dream means satisfying one’s desires.

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EAGLE

(Vulture) Eagle is the king of birds. Struggling with an eagle in a dream means distress, fury of one’s superior or subjugation to an unjust person. Owning an obedient, well tamed eagle in a dream means prosperity, honor and power. Owning and flying an eagle in a dream means becoming a tyrant.

The scratch of an eagle in a dream means a sickness. Akilled eagle in a dream means the death of a ruler.

If a pregnant woman sees an eagle in her dream, it means seeing a midwife or a nurse. In a dream, an eagle also may be interpreted to represent a great ruler, a prophet or a righteous person. Hearing the cry of an eagle in a dream means a fight. Eating the flesh of an eagle or getting hold of some of its feathers in a dream means receiving money from a ruler. Ifan eagle catches someone and soars away with him horizontally in a dream, it means travels.

If he flies away with him vertically in the dream, it means death. In a dream, an eagle also means longevity, prosperity, innovation or heedlessness.

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FLESH

(Meat) Human flesh in a dream represents one’s health, strength, earnings, sickness or one’s shop, piety, religious attendance, fear of wrongdoing, scrutinizing the difference between the lawful and the unlawful, patience, forbearance, anger, distress, sexual desires, suffering from adversities and punishment for sins.

If one’s flesh grows bigger than what one actually has in a dream, it means prosperity, and if one is sick, it means recovering from his illness.

If one sees himself having less flesh than what he actually has in a dream, it means stagnation of his business or loss of his money and property.

If a devoted worshiper sees growth in his physical fitness in a dream, it means slackening in his devotion and occupying himself more in material gains and worldly pleasures.

If one sees himselfemaciated in a dream, then it means the opposite. Buyinga piece ofhuman flesh in a dream means having a stagnant merchandise.

If a judge or a ruler finds that his flesh has grown in a dream, it means that he will become famous for his verdicts, rulings or that he will become rich, or perhaps he might grow in fury or develop anger. Growth in one’s fitness in a dream also denotes happiness, joy and celebrations, while emaciation in a dream represents distress and adversities.

If one sees his flesh black or blue, or if his skin is cracking in a dream, it denotes suffering from adversities, an illness or a punishment for his sins. Eating the growth of one’s own flesh in a dream means usury, or living on income from usury and saving one’s capital. Eating from one’s own flesh in a dream also means using one’s own capital, or doing something that will be followed by regret and sorrow.

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INFURIATING

(Anger; Fury; Rage) Infuriating someone without reason in a dream means distress, trouble, sorrows or sickness.

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SNEEZING

(Anger; Ascertain; Cold; Disdain; Disregard; Exhale; Fury) Sneezing in a dream means reassessing something about which one had doubt. Thus, sneezing in a dream could mean acknowledging the truth, and that is why people’s common reply is “God bless you.” Sneezing in a dream also could mean the death of a sick person, or experiencing agony, distress, adversities, or facing a disturbing problem.

If one who is experiencing such trials sees himself sneezing in a dream, it means that the time has come to dispel them.

If a poor person sneezes in a dream, it means that he may wake up to find that help is coming his way. Sneezing in a dream also could mean paying one’s debts, or recovering from a cold or a nasal congestion, or it could mean exasperation, fury, rage, anger, or frowning.

If one sneezes with force in his dream, it means that he should beware of a strong enemy and the possibility of suffering losses at his hands.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SWELLING

Swelling in a dream means increase in one’s earnings, or earnings that will be quickly spent, or it could mean increase in one’s knowledge. Swelling in a dream also signifies pride, self-adulation, or a hidden claim.

If a swelling from inflammation subsides in a dream, it means the return of a traveller, calming the fury of an angry person, controlling the exasperation of an outraged person, things returning to normal, appeasement of a repulsive person, or loss of one’s job.

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TONGUE

(Interpreter; Pen; Speech writer; Stinger; Translator) In a dream, one’s tongue represents his translator or his business manager. One’s tongue in a dream also represents the chief cause of sin. Moving one’s tongue without speaking in a dream means committing a sin. Seeing an increase in size, width, or length of one’s tongue in a dream means strength and overcoming one’s enemy. Ifone’s tongue becomes elongated with no cause for dispute or argument in a dream, it means having a bad tongue, or backbiting others, speaking ill about others, or using base and despicable language. Having a long tongue in a dream also could mean clarity in one’s speech and eloquence in one’s expressions. Having two tongues in a dream means acquiring a second language or a second trade, using a proof other than one’s own in a court of justice, or winning victory over one’s enemy.

If one finds his tongue tied in a dream, it means stagnation of his business, or it could mean poverty.

If black hair grows over one’s tongue in a dream, it means a fast coming evil.

If gray hair grows over one’s tongue in a dream, then it means a slow coming adversity. Hair growing over one’s tongue in a dream also means writing or reciting a poem. One’s tongue in a dream also represents the perfect alibi, the beauty and eloquence of one’s presentation, a professional presentation, good fame and good conduct.

If a governor’s tongue is cut off in a dream, it means the death of his interpreter or his speech writer.

The human tongue in a dream also represents his pen and his signing authority.

If one’s tongue becomes long and reaches the skies in a dream, it means that he will be impeached or deposed from his leadership position following his tyranny and injustices.

If the tongue of a leader or a ruler becomes long in a dream, it also signifies the expansion of his power and the infallibility and effectiveness of his commands. One’s tongue in a dream also symbolizes a milk suckling baby, a lion in his den, or an intelligent warrior. Thus, if one lets a lion out of a lair in a dream, it denotes his tongue, or hurting people’s feeling or reputation with one’s tongue. Ifone sees himself without a tongue in a dream, it may mean the death of an infant.

If one has to appear in court and sees his tongue cut off in a dream, it means that his proof will be rejected by the judge.

If only the side of one’s tongue is cut off in a dream, it means that he has doubts about the testimony of his witness.

If he is a merchant, it means that he will lose an important business deal.

If he is a student, it means that he will not complete his schooling.

It is also said that when one’s tongue is cut off in a dream, it means that he is a forbearing person.

If the wife’s tongue is cut off in a dream it means that she is a chaste and a pious woman.

If a wife cuts off the tongue of her husband in a dream, it means that she will flirt with him and show him tenderness and love. Cutting off the tongue of a poor person in a dream means giving something to an impudent person to shun offhis evil. Ifa poor person cuts off the tongue of another poor person in a dream, it means a fight between them. Ifone’s tongue sticks to his palate in a dream, it means that he will deny or reject someone’s right, refute the truth, or lie about a trust he received to keep for a time. Eating one’s tongue or biting on it in a dream represents an act one will regret.

If a governor sees that in a dream, it means that he swindles people’s money and receives bribes. Biting on one’s tongue in a dream also means remaining mostly silent, withholding one’s advice, or controlling one’s fury and anger. Biting one’s tongue in a dream also could denote gluttony. Cutting off one’s tongue in a dream means invalidating one’s argument or proof, or preventing him from asking for anything.

The cutting off of a poet’s tongue in a dream means giving him money for his recitation. Seeing one’s tongue black in a dream means that one may preside over his own people. Ifhe is a wretched person, it means that he is a liar.

If someone who is scared of something sees his tongue in a dream, it means that he will lose his battle and become subject to defamation and humiliation.

If a wretched person sees himself having many tongues in a dream, it means that he will have a large family. Having many tongues in a dream also means speakingmany foreign languages. Ifone’s tongue is split in half in a dream, it means that he is a liar. Having many tongues and of many colors in a dream means telling different and contradictory stories, or it could represent a music writer.

If people touch one’s tongue or suck it in a dream, it means that they are acquiringhis knowledge. It also represents people toadying or lobbying in official business. One’s tongue in a dream also represents a hidden treasure, a hidden knowledge, a toadying servant, an employee, one’s house, a vehicle, a skilled enemy, a seedling of a fruit bearing tree, a bad wife, a barren woman, one’s spoken and irretrievable words, earnings, collecting garbage, following someone’s traces, a policeman, or a prisoner.

An animal’s tongue in a dream represents one’s life or death, because for an animal, his tongue is like a hand through which he takes things.

If a scholar’s tongue is cut offin a dream, it means that he will lose his argument, or it could mean the death of his assistant, student or son. Losing one’s tongue in a dream represents the malicious joy of one’s enemy, family, or neighbors for one’s losses, or it could mean the death of a beloved, severing a relationship, or a plant disease that will affect one’s fruit bearing trees. Perhaps losing one’s tongue in a dream could mean separation between husband and wife, divorce, losingone’sjob, or moving to a new town. Having two tongues in a dream also means backbiting others, or having two faces with people, for people say that so-and so has two tongues or two faces.

If the second tongue does not impede the person from speaking in the dream, then it denotes his truthfulness, love and affection toward others. One’s tongue in a dream also may represent something one fears, such as the collapsing of a roof over his head, or it could represent an enemy. It also means isolating oneself from people of knowledge and wisdom, or it could mean remaining mostly silent, minding one’s own business, or offering devotion and being grateful to God Almighty for His gifts and blessings. One’s tongue in a dream also represents a captured prisoner of war, or a snake hiding in its pit. Looking at one’s tongue in a dream means controlling what comes out of it.

(Also see Body’; Exhaustion from speaking; Language; Spell out)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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MURDER

(see Fighting, Weapons)

If the image is that of a young person, this represents having your goals or hopes figuratively “killed” before they could completely manifest.

Your own anger, hatred, fury, or prejudices revealing themselves through a heinous act.

This may be a circumstantial dream in which fears stemming from late night news manifest in the dream vision. Additionally, it may reflect your own abhorrence of such brutality.... The Language of Dreams

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RED

(see Blood, Colors)

Vital life, energy and passion, especially bright reds. Brownish-red: Death, bitterness, or smoldering anger.

Danger! Stop whatever you’re doing and look more closely, just as you would at a traffic light.

Red cape: Used in bull fighting, this is symbolic of controlling the masc uline nature.

Red caps: Often worn by mischievous fairies or wizards in fables, this might indicate your own yearning for a little playfulness and knavery.

Bright scarlet: Anger or fury (e.g., “seeing red”).

Red tape: Delays to the point of nearly being halted, often caused by bureaucratic approaches, people, or requirements.... The Language of Dreams

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ARSON

To dream about arson indicates that you are repressing deep feelings of anger and fury.

If you continue to keep these emotions supressed, you risk the chance of hurting yourself or others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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MATCHES

Tools for cleansing and purifying body, mind and spirit. Can also mean little things that ignite our fury.... The Dream Books Symbols

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BLOOD

Bloodshed symbolizes the sacrifice. All liquid materials that ancients offered to the dead, spirits, and to the gods (milk, honey, wine) were images or allegories of blood. This was the most precious gift, and was presented in classical cultures through the sacrifice of lamb, pig, and bull. Further, it is a symbol of life.

If you dream that you are bleeding out, you may experience physical tiredness or you may feel emotionally drained. On the other hand, it could also indicate a profound change in your personality. In either case, blood can represent a range from passion and love to fury and violence.

It is an admonition that you reflect on your actions, as you may be forgetting one of your values. (See RED)

In antiquity, one was supposed to drink the blood of sacrificed animals during rituals. It manifested the union of the force and power of man with that of the gods. In this sense, dreaming that you are drinking blood could foretell that you will receive energy and renovated vitality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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CHAINS

Chains symbolize the logical order of events. In this sense, the dream invites you to look at the past in order to solve present and future problems.

If you dream that you are chained, however, it means that an internal aspect of yourself is being retained. You must set it free so it can express itself.

If it is someone else who is chained, then you have to find out what aspect of the character that person represents. Similarly, if it is an animal, you have to ask yourself what aspect of your nature you are repressing.

If it is a bull it might be your sexuality; if a dog, it may be your fury; and if it is an elephant it shows your inability to use your strength and wisdom.

Dreaming that you are chained predicts you will be victim of injustice.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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COLORS

Colors that appear in dreams express your inner impulses and that is why they complement the meaning. Psychologists often conduct a test of colors on their patients in order to determine their emotional status. An expert in feng shui also makes sure to have, at home, the color that attracts good fortune. However, depending on each individual the interpretation of each color varies, because every person has particular chromatic associations. The basic colors are YELLOW, BLUE, and RED. All other colors are the result of the combination of these three. Every color, as discussed below, has its own duality. Depending on the situation of the dreamer, the meaning is either. Red is the color of vital force, it represents passion and sexuality, but can also denote fury and blood. Orange is the refinement of passions, and is often associated with balance and healing. Yellow is associated with artistic inspiration, but there are cases in which it symbolizes cowardice. Green is the color of nature that brings hope and new life, although sometimes it expresses jealousy and envy. Blue is all the spiritual matters, it implies harmony and (like the sky) liberty; however, sometimes, it represents sadness. Purple is the color of royalty and spiritual knowledge. Black denotes depression and unconsciousness. Finally, white symbolizes purity.

For a medium, every living thing has an aura (an energy field around the body) of a particular color. In this sense, the oneiric meaning of colors is related to the spiritual value they are traditionally associated. So, red is sensuality; orange, purity; yellow, inspiration; green, recovery; blue, healing; purple, clairvoyance; black, disease; brown, stability; and white spirituality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DAM

Dreaming of a water dam may mean that you have retained some emotions inside that need to get out.

If you see a dam burst, then it means that you have lost control and perhaps you have unleashed your fury too much. Emotions run over you. A good solution is to be kind and express your feelings in a gentle and controlled manner.

Victorian books about dreams interpret obstructions, hindrances, and obstacles as harbingers of problems that will occur soon. Dams, therefore, fall into this category.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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HURRICANE

A hurricane could indicate an emotional conflict or confusion building in your interior. Further, it references the fury and frustration that you cannot find relief.

Superstition says that this dream symbolizes an obstacle that keeps you from something you desire.

If your house is damaged by the hurricane, you have people near you who have bad intentions.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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RAGE

Rage in dreams evidences your state in real life, although sometimes you have not been able to express it. You will have to try to search for the origin of this feeling and try to express it in a controlled manner towards people who have not caused it. Seeing someone raging announces betrayal from someone very close to you. (See FURY) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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SPITTING

Maybe you need to get rid of something, or think it is time to have a spiritual washing. Spitting can represent fury and contempt.

Dreaming of spitting predicts the sad ending of what seems to be good business. To look at others spitting predicts disgust and disagreements. The most superstitious people believe that after a dream that predicts bad luck, if you spit three times right after waking up the harbinger will disappear.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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THUNDER

Thunder represents our feelings of fury. It could be that you will have a discussion.

It is very possible that your relationships are too stormy. Hearing thunder also foretells the imminent approach of some danger in your life.

If the thunder is accompanied by lightening, you could suffer betrayal by a friend.

In ancient Greece, it was believed that the cause of storms was the disputes between Zeus and his wife Hera. In Sumerian mythology, the storm was associated with the roar of the bull and rites of fertility. The dream represents your indomitable and powerful psychic strength.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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WARFARE

If, in your dream, you were part of a regiment, this may suggest that you feel safe in numbers, as a part of a crowd or group of people.

If you feel sorrow or guilt or resentment, this may reflect your attitude to the group of people you associate yourself with in waking life. Taking part in guerrilla actions suggests secret plans in waking life, whilst a preoccupation with a helmet and protective clothing may mirror a desire to ‘take cover’ in waking life. A dream in which an invasion takes place may be symbolic of an invasion of your space in waking life, either real or psychological.

If a tank appears in your battle, this is an aggressive phallic symbol. It can also suggest an attack on convention and an indiscriminate flattening of all those who stand in your way. The torpedo also symbolizes male sexuality but, unlike the tank, it delivers destruction by stealth. High-tech missiles, cannon, field guns and other forms of artillery also present variations on the phallic symbol. On the other hand, they may also symbolize obstacles or ‘hot shots’ you feel are against you as you pursue your goals. This may be particularly the case if you are a woman in a stereotypically male profession.

If an air raid takes place in your dream, this indicates emotional attack from people or feelings you have about the events around you. A bomb suggests an explosive situation or sudden events that have produced anxiety. It can also suggest your own anxiety.

If an underground mine figures in your dream, this can suggest bringing to consciousness potential and innate wisdom. A dream explosion with billowing clouds graphically mirrors the damaging consequences of exploding with pent-up fury or tension in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS

Early dream oracles linked dreams about volcanoes with passionate but deceitful love. An eighteenth-century almanac claimed that if a woman dreamed of an active volcano, she would be driven by greed to ‘ensnare a husband by wantonly flaunting her charms’. In dream-lore today, volcanoes are generally thought to represent strong emotions, possibly carnal desire, held in check but bubbling away just below the surface to be released in a violent eruption of pent-up fury. In other words, hot passions are aroused, and care should be taken in case they erupt without warning into violent or dangerous behavior.

If you dreamed of visiting or living by a volcano—perhaps a famous one such as Mount Saint Helen’s—and then having to run for your life as it suddenly erupted and spewed molten lava into your path, this dream may be referring to a struggle in waking life to suppress your mounting fury. Your unconscious may have used this dramatic image to warn you that you won’t be able to contain your anger for much longer. What is especially telling about the volcano is its unpredictability; it could erupt at any time.

If the lava is prominent in the dream, feelings will run deep, but if the lava has cooled, there has been a deep passion which has now cooled off.

If the explosiveness is more noticeable than the lava, anger may be more prominent. On the other hand, your dream may have reflected the volatile temper of someone you live or work with in waking life, and your fear of being at the receiving end of their anger. Or is a torrent of fiery emotion about to explode in waking life? If it is, or might be, the experience can be devastating and yet also cathartic. To dream of an extinct volcano can indicate that passions have been killed off or a difficult situation has ended.... The Element Encyclopedia

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FIREWORK / EXPLOSION / INFERNO

If you watched a fantastic firework display in your dream, are you feeling particularly good about yourself right now? Has there been a personal triumph? Or should you interpret the dream sexually, as fireworks are symbols of sexual climax in the movies. On the other hand, fireworks may denote explosions of furious rage and any dream explosion may reflect pent-up fury or frustration that is building up in waking life. Is there something in waking life that is making you tense and angry? Dreams in which you watch helplessly as a raging inferno destroys your home may be warnings from your unconscious to fit a smoke alarm in your home or office, but they may also have highlighted your current overheated emotional stage. It is important to ask yourself who or what is provoking your rage and whether the full force of your anger is about to be unleashed in waking life. And what would the results of the explosion be— devastation that all you have worked for has gone up in smoke, or liberation that you have burned your bridges and can arise energized from the ashes?

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

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HOSTILITY

If you are hurling verbal abuse at someone in a dream, this may be urging you to put your energy to better use.

If someone is hurling abuse at you, consider if you are accusing yourself of something in waking life or if you have made someone angry.

If fury is expressed vocally in your dream, consider what is being said as it may contain a clue to your agitation.

If you use or see weapons in dreams, these are clear symbols of aggression and heated emotions. The type of weapon featuring in your dream should help you understand what it represents in your waking life.

If you know the person who is attacking you, then your dream may reflect genuine hostility between the two of you.

If you do not know the person, the dream may represent your lack of control over a situation in your waking life or feelings of insecurity.

Consider also if this person could have been your shadow. Ask yourself what it is about this person that you dislike. Because your unconscious sometimes projects characteristics or qualities that you dislike in yourself onto others, in your dreams your dreaming mind may be sending you a message that you should acknowledge this hidden aspect of yourself and come to terms with it.

If you are threatened or make a threat in your dream, were you accusing yourself of something? Have you made mistakes or been inconsiderate lately? Take a note of your attitude in the dream as it could tell you a lot about your attitude towards being intimidated in real life. Do you cringe in fear or stand up for yourself? If a physical fight or dispute features in your dream, this may be between different aspects of your character or two different arguments that you need to balance.

If there is a clear winner in your dream, you need to think about what message your dreaming mind is sending you about the correct course of action to take.

If explosions feature in your dreams, they may be symbols of your feelings of anger and hostility in waking life. On the other hand, the image may also be suggesting that you are bottling up your action and now is the time to express yourself before you lose control in your waking life.

If you were lighting a fuse that triggered an explosion or taking part in a demolition in your dream, you may want to destroy an aspect of your life. This may refer to a situation you are finding difficult to resolve or negative aspects of your character that you would like to replace with positive qualities. Images of a bursting dam, an erupting volcano or an avalanche of snow or rocks may also warn of emotional explosions overwhelming your self-control; they are all a sign that you should express how you feel. More positively, such dreams may point to a release of creative energy. Hidden anger towards someone can also be revealed by sudden discharges of gas or flames from a container—a bottle, box or container in dreams often represent feelings that are bottled up. Other hatefilled images such as acid thrown in someone’s face, a decapitated loved one or throwing rotten eggs at someone can reveal that you urgently need to deal with your pent-up rage. See also CHANGE AND CONFLICT.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAMS AND THE GRIEVING PROCESS

Dreams that focus on the early stages of mourning after the loss of a loved one are often dreams in which the dead person is still alive and well, and continuing to participate in your life. You may, for example, dream of having breakfast with them or taking a walk in the park, just the same as you did when they were alive. The reason for this is that your dreaming mind has not yet accepted the person’s absence from your life. This is a natural and healthy type of dream to have in the first phase of mourning as it allows your dreaming mind to escape the pain of reality. Some dream analysts describe such dreams not as denial, but as a catalogue of all the memories the survivor has of that person.

You may well find that feelings of hostility or anger feature in these dreams because, along with deep feelings of sadness, there are also feelings of fury that the person you cared about has left you. You may have dreams that express how guilty you feel; for example, you may dream that you are once again tending your sick relative but your attention is focused elsewhere and you can’t make them feel comfortable; similarly, you may dream that you become sick yourself or try to prevent the death happening.

At some point, however, your dreams will begin to reflect the grief and awareness that your loved one has died. Perhaps you dream you are at a restaurant and suddenly realize you need to eat alone because your partner isn’t delayed. Such dreams are often characterized by deep sadness and tears, and it is quite normal to feel depressed after having one of these. You may find yourself revisiting earlier stages of your grief again at this time, and it is very common for dead people to come into dreams to let us know it is time to stop mourning. Even if your spiritual beliefs lead you to believe that the person who has died is still with you, you still need to go through the grieving and healing process, acknowledging all the good and bad feelings you had about this person and what their death means to you. Dreams can help you with this process and experts believe it typically takes around two years to fully pass through all the stages of grief.

But what if you are still having vivid and emotional dreams of a departed loved one ten years after their death? It’s possible that you are still holding onto feelings of love and anger. Perhaps you are stuck with your grief or are simply unable to process it. For example, you may dream that a loved one keeps turning up and shouting at you.

If you have always been taught that showing emotion is a sign of weakness, then such a harmful and narrow stereotype is interfering with the natural processes of grief. Your dreaming mind will therefore highlight the issues that are stopping you completing the grieving process and moving forward with your life.

If you find yourself unable to resolve ‘unfinished business’ and move beyond feeling stuck in the grief process, consulting a therapist could be helpful.

Bear in mind that that for which you mourn may not be solely your family, friends and pets. You grieve for what you have lost and your dreams may express your sense of loss concerning important objects, such as a home; important relationships, such as the end of a marriage; important projects, such as losing a job you loved; important dreams for the future, such as the loss of a baby due to a failed IVF attempt or miscarriage; and important feelings, such as the loss of trust if you have been the victim of a violent crime. Make note of whom or what you are mourning and try to ascertain which stage of grief you are in. Do your dreams reflect this and do they give you a suggestion for how far you might begin to accept the loss?... The Element Encyclopedia

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