If you dream of being caught this is calling attention to your lack of integrity in an existing personal relationship or business venture. This dream is suggesting that you should clean up your thought and deeds. Perhaps someone or something has hooked your attention and you’ve been caught or seduced into their web.
To be caught in a dream can also symbolize that you have been running from responsibility and neglecting a decision that you are now being forced to deal with.
If you catch something, this represents your willingness and capability to get what you need in life. See Venting Dreams, Integration Dreams and Thief.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see wild animals caged suggests that you are in control of your instincts.
If you are in the cage with them, it could suggest a need to break free from constraints.
If you dream of an animal tangled in barbed wire or in a trap, this could suggest an unhappy relationship with yourself or someone else.
If the animal seems calm, it suggests inner strength during adversity but if the animal panics, unhappy memories or unhealthy habits are limiting your potential for development and growth.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that you keep forgetting something, it is a warning that you may have forgotten something, an appointment or a date, that is important enough to your life to merit the intercession of your subconscious mind. This is serious enough to warrant your immediate attention.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you keep forgetting something, it is a warning that you may have forgotten something, an appointment or a date, that is important enough to your life to merit the intercession of your subconscious mind. This is serious enough to warrant your immediate attention.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Although apparently this dream has negative connotations, dreaming of getting disproportionately fat can mean that you feel strong enough to undertake major projects. Dreams of this type may also reflect a misdirected intimate impulse or an attraction or repulsion unconsciously accepted. On the other hand, it can also reflect the dreamer’s fear of gaining weight.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Searching, wandering aimlessly, or getting lost symbolizes your present emotional state. You are looking for the right path—in matters of love as well as in other situations. Have you made a decision to go either Left or Right? Getting lost in the Fog or Darkness means you are ignoring the sympathy offered by a valuable person. Getting lost in the woods: See Forest.
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Being run over: in a man’s dream, fear of being pushed into a passive role in a sexual relationship.
The dream may also mean getting out of an unpleasant situation in good shape, but don’t “run over” other people and expect that they will accept your plan or idea. Running over somebody with your car: your carelessness will cost you money.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being run over by a train, ear, or machine: you have maneuvered yourself into a situation that vou can’t handle.... Dreamers Dictionary
This is a very positive dream that manifests dynamism and activity.
It reveals your desire to get moving after a state of rest. The intention of activity, the start of projects with renewed vigor. To get up after a fall signifies the strength to want to move forward despite difficulties.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Are you weak in your dreams or so strong you can manage any physical feat required of you? If you are feeling weak, a medical check-up might be required, but it could also suggest that you feel somehow less than perfect in waking life and unable to accomplish what is required of you. Dreams in which you simply can’t keep up with the action or are outrun by the bogey man are experienced more frequently as you age, and may well be your dreaming mind’s way of helping you adjust to the natural aging process.
If your dreams often feature themes of illness or loss of strength and you are concerned by these, see your doctor by all means; the chances are, however, that you feel unable to meet some internal or external commands in waking life. In your dreams, your unmet goals and high standards are making you ill. But dreams in which you have boundless energy and physical power seem to be telling you that you are capable of far more than you realize. In some cases, as with people who are seriously ill or disabled, dreams of extraordinary energy and good health are compensatory or wish- fulfillment dreams.
If, in your dream, you are weak because you have lost weight, this can suggest concern about body image but it can also indicate possessive, demanding behavior from the people in your life. Conversely, gaining weight and strength may show an excessive need for their approval and a childish need for instant gratification. Finally, if other people are watching either your feats of strength or growing weakness in your dream, this suggests that you are preoccupied with themes of competition. Who or what are you trying to compete with, surpass or vanquish?... The Element Encyclopedia
Fleeing or approaching something, as in Emigration. Not wanting to be part of something anymore or not wanting to be doing something in a particular way. What’s important is what you want to exit from, and what your feelings are.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Spiritually, smoke signifies prayer rising to heaven and is used with that significance in those belief systems that use incense. It also represents the raising of the soul to escape from space and time and the restrictions of the physical dimension. Consult the entries for fire, incense, rebel / revolution and tobacco for additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Smoke in dreams can represent passion, although it may not have ‘flared’ properly into being. Smoke can also represent either cleansing – as with incense – or contamination of some sort.
If we are smoking tobacco or any other substance, we are trying to control our anxiety.
If we smoke in real life, but recognize in dreams that we no longer do so, we have overcome a difficulty. Smokers who are attempting to give up in everyday life will often have many dreams focused around the issue of smoking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Smoke in dreams suggests that there is a feeling of danger around, especially if we cannot locate the fire. As smoking in public become less acceptable, in dreams it may be seen as an act of rebellion or deliberately choosing to go against the norms of society. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is very common for ex-smokers to dream about smoking. This type of a dream could be called wish fulfillment or a compensatory dream.
The smoker misses smoking. He can not smoke during the day, and therefore he smokes in his dreams.
If you are dreaming about being surrounded by other people’s smoke, you may be experiencing some confusion and anxiety in daily life or in regard to a particular situation. Smoke or smoking usually depletes people of energy and hampers ones ability to think clearly and act directly with the issues at hand. See also: Cigarettes... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Vision: If you are the one smoking: you are dissatisfied with yourself and the world. Smoking in smoke-free areas: you are bent on getting your own way, regardless of the consequences. Watching others smoke: someone’s behavior is bothering you. Offering cigarettes to someone: you are getting closer to a person you have admired for a long time. Depth Psychology: See Cigar, Smoke, Tobacco.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that you are smoking a cigarette, then this represents -sabotage and that you are allowing yourself ingest negative energy that is toxic, unhealthy, and dangerous for you. Smoking in a dream also represents a deeper need for a healthy way to relax and unwind, and to step out from behind the smoke screen and to start anew. See Cigarette.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(1) Smoking may be a substitute for other satisfactions, or a mechanism whereby we blot out certain things (e.g. emotions: fears, anger, etc.) from consciousness, and the dream may be telling us something about these things. (See Introduction, page 24).
(2) Alternatively, the dream may be asking us to question the self- image that our smoking helps to create or confirm.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Cigarette smoking is a hotbed of controversy in today’s society, such that the symbolic meaning attached to it can be complicated.
The media has always portrayed smoking as glamorous and sexy, though that is changing. Those who smoke may have a relationship with their smoking that runs the gamut from frustratingly addictive to apathetically indifferent to the consequences. Health-conscious nonsmoking individuals can be quite virulent in their objections, and many states and cities have banned smoking in public places altogether. Given these radically different perspectives, if a cigarette features prominently in your dream, you must use your own associations with smoking to arrive at an accurate interpretation. No matter what your personal focus is, the health risks associated with smoking make the symbolic meaning connect to making choices that are not impacted by your knowledge of the consequences.
The factor of addiction is an important element to consider. Smoking can represent any choice in life that is not healthy, but is difficult to avoid.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams