Example: ‘I could see an older woman watching me from the road. I felt very scared at her being there. I walked to the front door, I started to walk past the front door, felt great fear and hung back, half behind the front door, for protection from her’ (Pamela H). Generally it means pan of; divided; incomplete; in between, conflict. Half open: opposing feelings about whether to be open’ or not—can I, can’t I, will I, won’t I? Halfway up/down: indecision; faltering motivation; sometimes between the opposites, or outside one’s everyday experience. Half full : may refer to half one’s life used up. Cut in half: conflict between intellect and body sexuality. Half buried: something you are only partly aware of. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Dreams can often have a very peculiar quality in that our image may only be half there or we perhaps only experience half an action. This usually indicates an incompleteness in us, being a sort of in-between state which means that we have to make decisions. Often it is about either going forward into the future or back into the past: completion or non- completion.
For instance, we may have half-completed a task and be aware of this, but do not know how to finish it. Often the dream images that appear can show us how to do this. Conversely, if in a dream we have only partially completed a task and are left feeling dissatisfied with what has happened, we perhaps need to consider in waking life what needs to be done to enable us to complete the action in the dream. What would we have done had we been able to complete it?
2- To have only half of what we feel we should have - for instance in quantity perhaps only to have half of the food or drink we had expected, indicates that we are possibly selling ourselves short. We are not allowing ourselves to have what we need.
To dream of being half way up a hill or a mountain or halfway down a river would indicate that there is some indecision. We are not as motivated as we should, or could, be to continue with the task we have in hand. We have made an initial effort but greater effort is needed in order to be where we want to be. This type of dream is very often to do with either motivating ourselves or others.
To continually dream of slipping back, until we are only halfway through our task, to be repeating it over and over again, would indicate that we do not have the ability to complete it. There is perhaps an extra skill that we need to enable us to achieve success.
3- A degree of spiritual indecision is also indicated here.
The dreamer should look at where he wants to be spiritually... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
When we look at what our expectations are, there is a degree of spiritual indecision around. There is an incompleteness in us, a sort of in-betweenstate, which means that we have to make decisions – perhaps either looking forward into the future or back into the past: completion or non-completion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To have only half of what we feel we should have – for instance, perhaps only to have half of the food or drink we had expected – indicates that we are selling ourselves short. We are not allowing ourselves to have what we need.
To dream of being half way up a hill or a mountain or halfway down a river would indicate that there is some lack of motivation. We have made an initial effort but more is needed in order for us to be where we want to be.
To continually dream of slipping back, until we are only halfway through our task, to be repeating it over and over again, would indicate that we do not have the ability to complete it. There is perhaps an extra skill that we need to enable us to achieve success.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreams can often have a very peculiar quality in that our image may only be half there or we perhaps only experience half an action.
For instance, in waking life we may be aware of having only half-completed a task, but do not know how to finish it. Often the dream images that appear can show us how to do this. Conversely, if in a dream we have only partially completed a task and are left feeling dissatisfied with what has happened, we perhaps need to consider in waking life what needs to be done to enable us to complete the action in the dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream about half of something, suggests that something in your waking life is incomplete or unresolved. It may also mean that you are only partially admitting your feelings. You or someone else is limiting or restricting you. Or, this dream may suggest that you need to be open to compromise and meet halfway.... My Dream Interpretation
(arb. Mudd. Unit of dry measure equal to 2 pecks, or 16 quarts.) A container measuring half a bushel in a dream means sanctity, chastity, cleanliness and purity. This interpretation comes from understanding the practice of God’s Prophet (uwbp) of regularly taking his ritual ablution from such a measuring container.
(Also see Unit of measure)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Cellar) In a dream, one’s mouth represents his life from inception to completion. One’s mouth in a dream also represents the course of one’s livelihood and the source of his strength. Putting medicine in one’s mouth in a dream means correcting one’s life for the better.
If one puts food in his mouth in a dream, it means worldly gains and profits, unless one puts something that tastes bad, or which is spoiled, then it means losses, distress and depression. Putting good and tasty food or sweets in one’s mouth in a dream means living a happy and a rich life.
If one’s mouth is buckled in a dream, it means death, sickness, dumbness, silence, helplessness, or defeat. Ifone’s mouth looks larger than usual in the dream, it denotes growth and greater benefits, but if one’s mouth looks smaller in the dream, then it means the opposite.
If one’s mouth smells good in the dream, it means speaking good words. Infection of one’s mouth in a dream means a disaster or business losses.
If something nice comes out of one’s mouth in a dream, it means kindness toward others. Ifone sees his mouth sealed in a dream and did not know who did it, it means a scandal or defamation. In a dream, one’s mouth is interpreted in seven ways : It could mean knowledge, a coffer, a cellar, a bookcase, a market, a doorman, a minister, or a door.
If a pious person sees a harness around his mouth in a dream, it means fasting from food.
If an impious person sees that, it means rebuke and reprimand.
If you dream of being gagged, for example, this represents either swallowing your words, or having your speech repressed by societal or situational standards.
An overexaggerated mouth can reveal a propensity to gossip or to dominate a
conversation with your own ideas.
Freudian: An alternative vaginal emblem.
With an extended tongue, the mouth becomes an emblem for gender unification, and therefore potent speech that affects all who listen.
It is only in recent years that this symbolism transposed into an insult. Depending on the remainder of the dream, this might reflect the need to watch your words, being certain they carry the intended meaning for the most powerful impact on the listener.
A mouth with a forked tongue represents lies, and purposeful misrepresentations with an aim of personal gain or profit.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Seeing a person with a large mouth is an admonition: don’t “talk so big” or so much! The dream also is a reminder that it is in silence that we discover our innate abilities. See Lisp.
Depth Psychology: The mouth is one the most important human “tools,” used for eating (taking in something new and sensuous) and also for spitting out, getting rid of something “indigestible” or bad.
The mouth is for speaking (communicating with others, making contact, expressing feelings), but also is for kissing (sexual/sensual needs). What did your mouth “do” in the dream?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a mouth symbolize expression and that you have something to say.
A mouth can also represent physical and emotional hunger; perhaps you have been starving for affection. Your mouth is an avenue of communication, expression, passion, kissing, pleasure and manifestation. Consider what it is you are hungry for.
An open mouth represents receptivity or a desire to express.
A closed mouth represents secrecy or a fear of expression and exposure. See Throat, Teeth and Lips.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a closed mouth in your dream, signifies your need to express yourself or talk about an issue that’s bothering you. But to dream of an open mouth is a straightforward warning that you tend to use your mouth too much - try to listen more and talk less.
An open mouth with teeth showing indicates a false friend - be on guard.
If you dream that someone is covering your mouth so you can’t talk, this indicates your inability to persuade others into your mode of thinking. It may also suggest that you gossip too much.... My Dream Interpretation
(1) The mouth may be a sexual symbol, representing the vagina.
(2) The dream may be saying something about self-expression. Is there some part of you that has not been allowed to express itself in your conscious life? Are you bottling things up, instead of talking about them?
(3) Perhaps something is threatening to swallow you up. Have you not yet achieved inner independence of your mother?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The mouth is related to the ability to communicate with others, but also with the ability to breathe, to eat, to drink, and to kiss—in other words, to establish any external relationship. When you speak, you have the power to either be affectionate or aggressive toward the interlocutor with your words. Therefore, perhaps the dream is reminding you that you should not have said something or you need to express certain feelings verbally. Similarly, if you dream that you wash your face or brush your teeth, it means that your words do not match your true feelings.
If the mouth is fleshy it will indicate a repressed desire to maintain an emotional relationship. On the contrary, to shut up and to utter no word at all when someone speaks reflects a refusal to communicate and a profound rejection of that person. According to Freud, besides a sex symbol, the mouth represents an immature childish fixation on verbal assault.
Dreaming of a big mouth portends wealth; of a small one, poverty. To see someone with a twisted or deformed mouth portends a family dispute.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A big mouth indicates gossip and the spreading of lies, or perhaps spoken words of goodness and truth. Romantic or sexual urges are associated with this symbol, too.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The mouth represents the devouring, demanding aspects of yourself; it can also signify your need to communicate about something that is upsetting you.
If the mouth is open, this may represent your receptive side, as in mouth-watering. On the other hand, perhaps too much has been said and it is time to close your mouth—in other words shut up. A dream of your mouth being buttoned or sewed up can again suggest regret over what has been said or done.
If you dream that you are chewing, it might suggest that you are mulling over, or considering, something.
If you are pulling something out of your mouth, perhaps you need to clear the air by expressing your feelings, or do you have a nasty taste in the mouth?
To see your own tongue in your dream signifies self-expression. Have you said too much or do you need to say more? If you rip someone’s tongue out in a dream, this means that you are extremely upset by what someone has said in waking life but have been unable to express your anger. To dream of your own jaw in your dream represents your stubbornness, determination and forcefulness.
If your jaws are tight, this could suggest unexpressed anger and other powerful feelings that you are holding back.
If lips appear in your dream, this is associated with sensuality, sex, love and romance, as well as communication, as in ‘read my lips’.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person sees pearls coming out from his mouth it means he will utter words of wisdom and plety. He will also disseminate the knowledge of the Holy Qur’aan and chant the praises of Allah Ta’ala.... Islamic Dream Interpretation