Dream abscesses may indicate a site of physical illness that is not yet obvious when awake, but it is more likely that they represent swollen and painful emotions that are repressed and may be causing psychological infection. Aches in dreams indicate places where there may be blocked energy relevant to that part of the body. For example, we tend to refer to nagging problems in waking life as headaches and, since the head represents an authority figure, a dream headache may suggest an unresolved issue with an authority figure in your life.
Throat aches may suggest an inability to express yourself verbally, whilst dreams of injury or strangulation to the throat almost always relate to current pressures in your life. Such dreams do not always urge you to speak your mind but they do remind you to be aware of those dynamics around you that are affecting you, as well as urging you to be honest with yourself about how you feel about what is going on. Chest aches indicate withheld emotions and back aches blocked anger.
The sensation of pain in a dream may be a warning against taking unnecessary risks or an attempt by your dreaming mind to urge you to take a more positive approach to life. Dreams in which you are fatigued or racked with aches and pains may signify that in waking life you are worrying needlessly over problems that really aren’t that important. Take a more relaxed approach. Sometimes, however, your dreaming mind will inflict a pain dream almost as an act of revenge over some supposed fault or misbehavior in waking life. For example, if you are on a diet and have slipped recently, your unconscious may punish you in dreams that have the sensation of pain. Perhaps one of the most horrifying pain scenarios in a dream is to be impaled. Whether this is caused by a slip from a high spot onto railings or a vampire stake through the heart, such a dream refers to the pain of unwanted intrusion or enemies in real life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are rescuing, caring for or saving the life of an animal, suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal. A wounded animal can mean a pain you need to come to terms with that has caused an instinctive reaction, such as reactive anger or terrible fear. To find yourself in the waiting room of an animal hospital suggests a desire to avoid a responsibility or commitment you have in your waking life. To see lab animals in your dream, suggests that an aspect of yourself is being repressed. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to experiment with your fears, choices, and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Looking at a brush: you are much too single-minded and naive in a certain matter. Painting with a brush: you have courage, advenrurousness, and a creative mind. Painting with a small brush: don’t let stupid remarks from others disrupt your plans. See Painting.
Depth Psychology: The brush represents strong erotic desires, but it may also mean that you are too simple-minded, or surrounded by simple-minded people.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbolizing the transformation of the heart, the burning heart bnngs about a spiritual awakening or an embracing of divine love. It may represent passion, point to what your heart desires, or suggest that you have resisted love too long.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Having chest pain in a dream denotes a sin one is being punished for, or it could mean being spendthrift, or it could represent one’s generosity in other than God’s pleasure, and the pain represents the punishment for it.
(Also see Bodyl; Chest”; Pain)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of your heart paining and suffocating you, there will be trouble in your business. Some mistake of your own will bring loss if not corrected. Seeing your heart, foretells sickness and failure of energy.
To see the heart of an animal, you will overcome enemies and merit the respect of all.
To eat the heart of a chicken, denotes strange desires will cause you to carry out very difficult projects for your advancement.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Daughter; Pulsate; Servant) In a dream, the human heart represents his awareness, diligence, intelligence, master, king of the human body and its governor. Seeing a heart in a dream also represents good conduct, good spiritual awareness, religious assiduity and clarity of speech. Ifone’s heart is stolen from him in a dream, it means fear, yearnings, bad religious practices, an accident, or a calamity. Seeing one’s heart blackened, or covered with an opaque seal in a dream, it means heedlessness, sinfulness and blindness of the heart.
(Also see Body l; Chest)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Physical vitality, love, and courage; but also the organ of suffering.
The heart has been identified as the place where emotions reside for many thousands of years. Are you doing something with your whole heart? In fairy tales and dreams the Wise Women and Wise Men pose this question to a person, animal, or other worldly being in trouble, “Are you coming to me with an open heart?” If the hero or the dream-self reacts with compassion and a good heart, the test has been passed.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Symbol: The heart is the svmbol of life and emotions as well as affection, yearning, love, and hate.
Vision: Looking at a heart in a dream means that someone loves you deeply.
A bleeding heart means making a great sacrifice for someone else—and getting insulted in return.
The condition of the heart is a symbol of your actual emotional state. Dreaming about a heart in pain or a heart beating fast: anxiety and depression. Dreaming about having heart trouble: might be a signal of actual physical problems.
Depth Psychology: The heart is a symbol of tenderness, affection, and love, and sometimes also of fear. “Is your heart burning with passion” for someone? Have you taken something “too much to heart”?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a heart represent love, will-power, commitment, and the strength of love. You are realizing that when you put your heart into a relationship or a project, the power of the divine channels through you and miracles take place.
If your heart is broken, then you are grieving attachments from a previous relationship, and dealing with issues of betrayal, thwarted intentions, and unfulfilled desires. See Love.... Strangest Dream Explanations
God force, Christ within; love, emotions, feelings.
If cutting out a heart, means need to open feelings, love; have a heart.
If being stabbed, you are losing energy through empathizing with others, getting caught in their trips; being drained emotionally. Rather than staying in your own or another’s pain, always ask: what is the positive lesson for growth? See how you set up the lesson or situation.... The Dream Books Symbols
In the vertical scheme of the human body there are three basic marks: brain, heart, and genitalia. Heart is thus the central point.
It is no coincidence, therefore, that it was the only organ that the Egyptians left inside mummies. Symbolically, in this organ, life, emotion, and wisdom are concentrated. Furthermore, it is an ancient archetype of love. The dream is probably describing your emotional side and how you approach it with your feelings.
If the heart is damaged, has been operated on, or has a bullet wound, it means that you are going through a bad time. In these cases, the other elements of the dream usually contain advice and recommendations you should to follow. Finally, if the heart is in perfect condition, it reflects you feel very good in emotional matters.
In India, the heart is the symbol of divine love. It also represents your most intimate motivations.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The heart is the center of our being and is responsible for pumping life force through us every moment we are alive.
It is a symbol of life, passion, and a kind of intelligence that moves slowly and powerfully in the direction of true happiness. Any dream that features the heart, either literally or symbolically through a shape or depiction of the heart, is expressing something about your current relationship with this intelligence and how it is operating in your experience.
The shape of the heart has become a powerful symbol, especially through the celebration of Valentine’s Day, where the sharing of such a shape is an expression of love and devotion to another person.
If this is the heart in your dream, you may be feeling the impulse to make your feelings known.
A broken heart indicates that some process is being undertaken in order to heal some past hurt. Pain, illness, or injury in the heart indicates that some very difficult change is occurring that may be causing a sense of grief and loss in your life.
A heart transplant means that the change has been so great that you need to start over again in the arena of love.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The heart is the eternal symbol of love, romance, and the very life force within all of humankind. Getting to the “heart of the matter” suggests that the heart rules the source of truth and love. When one is unfair in a particularly insensitive manner, the person and the act are described as “heartless.” Friendship, courage, romantic bonds, and emotional expression are also embodied in this symbol.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The sudden and destructive impact of a wounded heart is about abrupt changes and transformation around how you experience love. Results of a heart attack can range from innocuous discomfort to death.
The heart is the symbolic center of love. When love is compromised for too long, the heart may rebel and attack. In this context, when we use the word love, we aren’t necessarily referring to feelings of romantic attachment. Love is the primary principle on which life is based; anything that opposes love, such as anger, resentment, envy, or pride, is a quality that can have an impact on the heart. Often the causes of a heart attack go unnoticed for a long time before the actual event occurs. In this way, such a dream image may indicate that the underlying cause of your unconscious discontent may have been lingering below the surface for a long while before this time.
If you are the one having a heart attack in your dream, then look to where in your life issues around love may be hurting you on a deep level.
If someone else in your dream is the victim, then use that person as a character aspect of the part of your personality that is suffering due to a matter of love or the lack thereof.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Receiving a heart transplant in a dream may comment simply that you need a new heart or to become more opcnheartcd. It may mention that your love for someone has been renewed or point to a physical healing crisis that has been remedied through the dream state.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To hear a heartbeat in your dream suggests that you are not facing up to your feelings. You need to approach things head-on. Alternatively, a heartbeat may mean that you are feeling threatened in some way.... My Dream Interpretation
(see Baking, Cauldron, Fire, Foods by type, Forge)
Focus on, or the condition of, home and familv. Traditionally the hearth was the heart of a bouse in Europe, where all important family activities took place. How does the hearth appear? An evenly burning hearth with good coals indicates consistent love and tending. One that is artificial or bricked up reveals pretense or blocked emotions, respectively.
An alternative type of womb emblem, in which the masculine element (fire) burns.
Fertility, kinship, and love. Old folk spells regularly recommended ashes from the hearth fire as a component for these purposes.
Depending on its configuration, this may be an alternative altar dream, in which the food becomes a kind of sacrifice. In the Orient, especially, there are gods and goddesses who preside over, and are honored in, the kitchen.... The Language of Dreams
Dreams of a hearth represent comfort, security, nurturing, -love, inner peace, and the warmth that makes a house a home and keeps the home fires burning. Your spirit is present in your body and body of affairs. See Goddess Hestia.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The hearth is considered to be the centre, or heart, of the home. Hestia, goddess of the hearth and the sacred fire, was a virgin goddess so spiritually her domain signifies the anima, that part of ourselves which guards the feminine spirit.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be, or need to be, linking with our passionate wilder nature – the seat of our passions. This is not in a confrontational way, however, but gently, as a hearth needs to be tended properly in order for the fire to burn brightly but safely.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of a hearth or fireplace is to recognize the need for security and nurturing. This may be of two different types. One is knowing that the home, our place of existence, is secure.
The other is recognizing the security of the inner self, the interior feminine which gives warmth and stability.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: The hearth in a woman’s dream will suggest her own domesticity and gentleness, whereas in a man’s dream it will be more to do with the feminine in his life and his motivation to provide security.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Actors use make-up to help convince their audience that they are not themselves, but someone else. In waking life, are you—for good or bad reasons—involved in some kind of deception?... The Element Encyclopedia
(Ache; Discomfort; Hurt) In a dream, pain means regret and sorrow. SUffering from a tooth ache in a dream means hearing painful words from a relative the particular tooth implies. Neck pain in a dream represents being illtreated by one’s friends. Neck pain in a dream also may indicate that one has betrayed his covenant, or that he has denied a promise. Shoulder pain in a dream signifies bad earnings. Stomach pain in a dream means spending money in sin and feeling regret for doing so. Pain in one’s navel in a dream signifies ill-treatment of one’s wife. Heart pain in a dream means having hidden bad qualities, or questionable religious sincerity. Liver pain in a dream means illtreatment of one’s children. Spleen pain in a dream means spoiling one’s money by adding unlawful earnings to it. Severe spleen pain that could lead to one’s death in the dream means loss of one’s religious commitment. Lung and chest pain in a dream mean the nearing of one’s death. Back pain in a dream means the death of one’s brother, supporter, superior, or a close friend. Pain in one’s thighs in a dream means causing harm to one’s community. Pain in one’s foot in a dream means money, or it could mean straying from God’s path.
Vision: Dreaming about physical pain usually indicates “emotional” pain in real life. Try to get to the bottom of it. Sometimes the dream indicates that you have inflicted pain on someone else.
Depth Psychology: Pain is either a sign of emotions stressed to the limit, or that someone has hurt yon. Where in the body is the pain? Look up that entry to determine its meaning. See Body, Injury, Wound.... Dreamers Dictionary
As in life, dreams of pain are an indicator gage telling you when to stop, when too much is enough, or that you are out of balance. Pain can also represent suppressed emotions, feelings of unworthiness, shame, guilt, -judgment, and a lack of feeling safe. Consider the area of your body or life that you are experiencing the pain.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are in pain suggests you are being too hard on yourself about to a situation that was out of your control. It can also be a reflection of real phsyical pain that carries over from your waking self.... My Dream Interpretation
Suppression, avoidance of problem; disharmony in physical, mental, emotional or spiritual self. Note location in body, corresponding chakra, to determine problem. See Disease.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is possible that pain in dreams reflects an actual physiological cause. Otherwise, pain is interpreted as atonement or purification. You have to go through hardships in order to grow physically or spiritually. Similarly, it worth taking a look at your diet, your rhythm of life, and your emotions.
According to some oracles, this dream shows that a minor business can make you very unhappy. However, other superstitions ensure that you will receive an unexpected sum of money.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Experiencing pain in one’s dream may be a reflection of real pain that exists somewhere in the dreamer’s body. Alternatively, the dreamer may consider someone or something to be a “pain.” The suppression of painful memories may also be an issue.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Painting a house interior in a dream may comment that you are creatively freshening up your inner environment. It may signify a more positive or fresher outlook on your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To paint a picture while dreaming is an indication to a young woman that her sweetheart’s affection for her is not strong enough lo prevent his becoming infatuated with others.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreams of paint reflect a refreshed perspective. You are renewing, reviving, and expressing your creativity on the canvas of your life; coloring your life a new shade. Alternatively, paint can represent that you are covering up or hiding an unsightly aspect of yourself. Consider the feeling tone. See Color and Integration Dreams..... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a house being painted indicates that information which has been kept from you will soon be forthcoming; if you dreamed of painting anything (like furniture, woodwork, etc.), it suggests that you are contemplating some activity which you would prefer to keep secret—think it over well before you commit yourself.
A dream of artist’s paint signifies important changes if it was watercolors.
To dream of lacquer, gilt, or shellac predicts a passionate new love affair.
See also Deo orate.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
You are dreaming of the desire to make changes to some aspect of your life by covering over the past and starting fresh.
If the paint in your dream was more artistic in nature, the impulse being expressed may connect to your desire to be creative. Paint itself is the stuff with which this form of alteration is executed. Symbolically, it should be considered as the raw material of change of an expressive nature.
The control you are able to exert over this elusive liquid medium will illuminate for you how effectively you may be utilizing your current creative resources.
The more control you are able to access, the more effective your expressiveness is likely to be and the more effectively you will be able to manifest your desired intention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Often we do not recognize our own creative ability and thus the potential we have to be in touch with the spiritual dimension. We each have the capability of ‘reflecting’ the divine. This allows us to live mindfully – with awareness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Because painting has such a lot to do with self-expression, the way that we are painting in a dream may be important. If, for instance, we are painting miniatures we may need to concentrate on detail.
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important, as is the subject.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: We may not actually have the ability to paint successfully in everyday life, but such a dream may alert us to other talents we have not realized we possess.
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to different ideas and concepts. Painting as in decorating suggests we are making recognizable changes in how we think and feel.
A picture that we ourselves have painted might have more emotional impact than an old master – an old master can also suggest our attitude to the past.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of participating in a paintball game may mean that you are potentially under emotional fire in your waking life. Although the hits won’t kill, you are still suffering under the attack and dealing with hurt sustained from it. You may be ducking and weaving within your emotional relationship rather than enjoying it at this time.
To dream of hitting your opponent in rapid fire may suggest that you are emotionally hurtful and may need to forgo your pride and be first to put down your weapon.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A paintbrush in a dream may represent tools you have acquired to put the final touches on some project that is under constriction. It may be awarded to you to mention your desire to express your artistic talents.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a paintbrush denote your awareness that the power to create and manifest is in your hands. This dream may be a message to be careful not to brush over the facts or ignore your true feelings.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Artist; Illustrator) In a dream, a painter represents knowledge, architecture, wisdom, writing poems, writing love songs or telling lies.
A painter in a dream also represents someone who conceals his acts, or hides his true face. He also could represent alcoholism, falling in love, marriage, or having children. Some of the painter’s works are beneficial while others are harmful. All depending on the quality of his work, its objectives, balance, resemblance to the object painted and authenticity.
The characteristics of such a person in the dream may be that of a hypocrite in wakefulness, or an ostentatious person, a toadying person, a hypocrite, a panegyrist, or a lauding person, though he mostly looks as a good, sincere and a hard working person.
The value of his paintings varies depending on the subject treated.
A painter in a dream also represents a person who loves flattery, self-adulation, an eloquently speaking person, a liar, one who fails his promises, or he could represent strength and authority.
(Also see Architect; Artist; Paintings; Weaver)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a painter being lucky with the opposite sex: you want to make a change in your life and your relationship. Watching a painter at work; good fortune.
Depth Psychology: The painter means you want things in your life to change. You would like to start over and give your life and love relationship more “color.” See Painting and the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.” Painting (a House or Wall) When dreaming about painting a house or a wall, the color of the paint is important. White paint: you are feeling threatened or pursued by another person. Brightly colored paint (particularly red): soon you will have reason to rejoice.
Black paint: a warning of impending illness.
(See the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.”)... Dreamers Dictionary
The unconscious frequently senses things, or synthesises out of our experience views of things, we have not been consciously aware of.
A dream may depict this as a painting; subtle feelings or realisations; a view we have of or about something. Any form of artistic expression: self expression; expressing one’s feelings or intuitions; one’s inner situation; creative ability. Painting, decorating: expressing feelings; the impression we give to others; what ‘colour’ we are painting things, in the sense of painting a very black picture; a cover up. We can paint the town red; paint too rosy a picture. Or we might be working at changing our appearance or lifestyle. See photographs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Often in waking life we will not recognisc our own creative ability; and to be painting in a dream may alert us to other talents we have not realised we possess. We may not actually have the ability to paint successfully in everyday life.
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to ideas and concepts of which we have not been consciously aware.
Painting as in decorating suggests we arc making recognisable changes how we think and feel.
2- Bccausc painting has such a lot to do with self-expression, the way that we are painting in a dream may be important. If, for instance, we are painting miniatures we may need to concentrate on detail.
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important (see Colour).
3- We are creating a spiritual scenario.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are painting your house may signify the satisfaction of completing a project and the need to express your creativity. It foretells a successful venture or desired promotion. On the other hand, dreaming of paint that you are covering something up.
The color of the paint gives additional significance to the context of your dream.
For example, red paint implies the shedding of inhibitions and painting the town red.
To dream of being splattered by paint signifies over-sensitivity to criticism and shrewd remarks from people around you.
To see a painting in your dream signifies your need for self-expression.
The painting reflects your inner feelings and thoughts.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Painting of any kind indicates that the dreamer is about to embark on a project very important to him or her. Discerning the circumstances of that project, and the details, are dependent on other symbols in the dream.
Dreaming of a house being painted indicates that information previously kept from you will soon come to light.
If you dream of being an artist and painting a picture that is beautiful and happy, then you have the power to create whatever circumstances you want the most in life.
A dark, foreboding painting, however, indicates a pessimistic outlook on life, and therapy might be of great assistance.
If you watch while someone else paints a picture, you may have the feeling of being on the outside looking in and need to take control of your life - again, depending on the atmosphere, circumstances, and other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
This dream has very different interpretations depending on whether it refers to painting as a task or as art. In the first case, painting a wall with a brush is evidence conformity in life; and to see some professionals doing so, the success of long-conceived projects. In the second case, we must pay attention to the way in which the painting in question is done, since what is represented could be describing your situation in reality. Thus, if the painting is realistic, sincerity will mark all your relationships; but, if it is abstract, tension and disputes undermine your surroundings. Based on whether the colors are bright or dark, you will learn a lot of information. For example, red denotes aggressiveness, while blue manifests melancholy. On the other hand, this dream may also indicate the need to express your creative potential.
In general, it means that you love your work.
If you spill paint on yourself instead, others will criticize you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The action of painting is a creative expression that refreshes and / or rejuvenates. Painting a surface accomplishes several things. First and foremost, it covers whatever is on the receiving surface. It makes a blank canvas come alive with expression.
A new image can also cover over an older one.
A building or a room can be reinvented with fresh color, or that which was old and dingy can become clean with a fresh coat of paint. Seen in this fashion, painting will always connect on a symbolic level with the emergence of something new and expressive as a replacement of something old or lacking vibrancy.
Dreaming of painting a room in your home should be explored through the symbolic meaning of that room.
The outside of your home connects to your persona, the part of yourself that you show to the world.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To be looking at paintings or painting in a dream suggests that you are paying attention to new ideas, and making changes in the way you think and feel. It may also refer to the need to take note of the details of a certain situation in your life.
Painting has a lot to do with self-expression, and what you are painting and the colors you are using are important.
If you are painting a miniature, perhaps you need to concentrate on small details.
If you are painting a nature scene, perhaps you need to spend more time in the fresh air.
If you are painting larger pictures, perhaps you need to see the larger picture. The actual image that you are painting in your dream may symbolize the way that you are visualizing your current situation in your waking life.
If you are painting as in decorating, this could suggest making changes in the way you feel about yourself. It could also represent changes in your appearance or lifestyle. See also COLORS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: If you have had a portrait made of yourself: you need admiration too much, try for less grandiosity—people don’t believe you anyhow. Dreaming that you are painting: take your artistic talents seriously and use them. There might also be a new love affair in the making.
The colors in the dream are very important—see the chapter “Colors in Dreams.” Seeing a beautiful painting in your dream means that happiness is on the way. What else do you see in the picture? What are the colors? See Colors, Picture.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about painting means self-realization and self-fulfillment. Are you “painting” your future? What does it look like? “Is the “handwriting on the wall”? Do you paint over things you don’t like? What does “as pretty as a picture” mean to you? See Colors, Picture.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Art; Picture; Portrait) In a dream, paintings represent memories, guidance, or advice. Paintings in a dream also denote the passing of time, advancing of years, or the days of one’s life. As for an immigrant, paintings in his dream mean reunion with his family, beloved, or commanding good and forbidding evil.
(Also see Painter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Spain occupies most of the Iberian peninsula, which it shares with Portugal. In dreams, it suggests strong traditions. Bear in mind too, the association with bulls and fighting.... The Element Encyclopedia
A staple in the graffiti art world, spray paint allows the immediate and portable use of the paint that is inside the can. As a form of expression, spray paint may highlight a desire to be more creative in a rebellious fashion.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams