A humble and distinguished character actor, Anthony Hopkins has achieved fame and recognition in numerous roles. He may offer the message that you may need to become more humble and honorable. As Hannibal the cannibal, in Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, this strong character actor may come as the archetype of the Devil to demonstrate the force of evil in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Rules and formulas to be followed. Are the rules reasonable and accurate or is someone trying to control you? Could it be by your own belief in restrictions? Who is being holier than thou? Rules have their place as in the formula for water; H20 is the rule that is followed to create water. Nothing else will do.
If you are not trying to create water, you need not follow that rule or be held by it. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a beauty shop symbolize the need for a -esteem lift and a luxurious pampering. This dream is nudging you to make the most of your natural resources and to celebrate the gifts you have been given. See Hair Dresser.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of this church leader represent your spiritual authority as a role model and/or parent figure. Because the bishop in the game of chess can move diagonally any number of unoccupied squares, this represents your desire to move and grow in unconventional ways. See Father.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This high church official, in a dream, has, through the ages, been considered a harbinger of unpleasant news, so brace yourself! See also Church and Clergy.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘the final journey’. They can also represent fertility and adventure and in antiquity were seen as the bearers of gods and kings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with both our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we feel that we are in control of our lives. You may also like to consult the entries for journey and transport.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Seen in a clear stream, a dream of happiness; to see one sink indicates disappointment; to fall from one, great dangers; to sail on smooth water, happiness and prosperity; on muddy water, trouble (Raphael). Here the symbolism requires no explanation. Bayley, however, says that the original meaning of the word bateau, or boat, is derived from the word beatus, or happy.... The Fabric of Dream
Our journey through the seas of life and how we meet the rough and smooth experiences, as with following example.
The dream occurred a few weeks before a breakdown centering on the dreamer’s wife leaving him. ‘I am in a large glass boat with my wife.
The sea is very rough and I am afraid the boat will sink’ (Ron D).
Many boat/ship dreams depict something else: a situation we are involved in with other people which is difficult to get out of, such as marriage, business partnership, armed forces. Keel: basic personal strengths. Bows: one’s strength to meet life’s changes. Rudder: sureness about direction in life.
The ship sinking : fear of relationship ending—could be children leaving mother, so the collective ‘boat journey’ has finished; illness; death. Leaving boat but leaving bag on it: lack of identity, alone—perhaps when children have gone or job ended. Lots of small boats: other people’s relationships. Small boat with one other person: one’s relationship with that person. Going on a cruise: desiring relationship with others, or to be a pan of other people’s lives. Boat journey by night: classic archetype of searching for one’s roots in life; the journey into the unconscious. Anchored boat: security; stable relationship; opposite of drifting. Motorboat: similar to car, but more sense of isolation or aloneness. Ferryboat: if across a river, death, end of a relationship; transition from one phase of life to another. Disembarking: leaving a phase of life, such as motherhood or marriage. Embarking alone: independence or loneliness. Idioms: burn one’s boats; in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat; ships that pass in the night; ship comes in; a tight ship. See submarine. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we arc in control of our lives.
2- To dream of being alone in a small boat means we need to consider how we handle isolation and the ability to be alone.
To dream of being on a large ship alerts us to how we handle group relationships.
To dream of missing a boat is often the dream of a perfectionist who fears missing chances or opportunities.
3- Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘The Final Journey’. They can also represent fertility and adventure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream about a bridal shop suggests that you are having troubles being independent. However, if you worked at the store in the dream, it means you are too involved in the lives of those around you. Try to mind your own business more.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of cheating on your boyfriend, it means you will be entangled in a situation that is not in your best interest, perhaps even illegal. You may have behaved in a way that compromised your values.
If you dream that your partner was okay with you cheating, you may feel be feeling guilty about something. Alternately, this dream can suggest that you are exploring areas of your sexuality, but still wish to remain with your real-life partner.
To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.
To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of a raw chop indicates difficulties in achieving the objectives; but if it is cooked you will help others to attain those. To see someone else eating a roast chop is an omen of misfortune and betrayal. (See MEAT) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Sitting in a coffee shop: you are looking for a relationship with the opposite sex. Eating a lot of food in a coffee shop: all you will get is a stomachache! Serving someone in a coffee shop means losing your independence. See Cake, Coffee, Waiter.... Dreamers Dictionary
Bad, bad, will be the fate of the woman who dreams of being courted. She will often think that now he will propose, but often she will be disappointed. Disappointments will follow illusory hopes and fleeting pleasures.
For a man to dream of courting, implies that he is not worthy of a companion. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Jung identified the archetypal male and female aspects of the psyche and called them the ’anima’ and ’animus’. These form a part of what he termed the ’collective unconscious’ and play an important role in both forming your view of the opposite sex during sleep and in how you choose your partner in waking life. For example, a woman dreaming of her idealized version of a man is reflecting the masculine part of her psyche, the animus. The anima is the embodiment of the feminine parts of a man’s psyche.
If you dream that you have a sweetheart, this may represent your perfect match, prompted by the animus in women or the anima in men
A dream in which you are in love is generally a sign of reciprocated affection or the desire for it.
If the object of your affection is your partner already, this is a positive sign for the relationship but only if your partner looks contented; if he or she looks ill at ease, the signs are less positive.
If you are in a relationship and you dream of falling in love with someone else, this could be a sign that you are attracted to that person in waking life.
If this isn’t the case, try to figure out what qualities that person represents and how you can incorporate them into your current relationship.
If you dream of having rivals for the affection of your sweetheart, this could be a sign of jealousy or indecision on your part.
If you dream of your current boyfriend or girlfriend, then this is a symbol of your emotional attachment to him or her.
If you dream of an ex-lover, this does not mean that you are still in love with them; your dream is simply revisiting feelings or hopes connected with them. Your ex-lover becomes a symbol for all the hopes for love that may not currently be satisfied. In dreams, lovers may be your waking partner or your ideal wish-fulfillment partner; whoever they are, they may be compensating for a waking situation that is unsatisfactory.
If you are single and dream about a future husband or wife, this should not be interpreted literally; such a dream may be expressing some other hope for the future. For dreams about husbands or wives, see FAMILY.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are involved in (or die) in a train, bus, car, bike or airplane accident in your dream, whether or not you were driving the vehicle that crashed is significant.
If you were not driving, the dream may be urging you to take control of your life; if you were driving, the dream is urging you to alter your course or change your plans in waking life to avert disaster.
If you dreamed that you were in a ship and the water was coming overboard and submerging you, the traditional association of water with emotion suggests that you are being overwhelmed by emotion.
If this is the case, the dream is urging you to try a more logical and rational approach to your problems.
If you were attempting to save other people in your shipwreck, think about what, or who, they may represent in waking life.
If it was a child, it may represent a part of yourself you are trying to develop that might act as a counterbalance to your powerful emotions. Dreams about a shipwreck can be associated with your life course, or work life. The dream is suggesting that something going on in your present life experience may be making you feel isolated, abandoned, or on the verge of some kind of a catastrophe or tragedy.
Those who have this kind of dream are often going through a transitional period in their lives, such as a graduation or engagement. The ship therefore represents your goal, but the journey has become out of control and the horror of being dragged down by the ship captures a sense of the horror of being dragged down by traditions and expectations. This kind of dream isn’t a prediction of failure in your relationship or career; it simply indicates that details surrounding it are threatening to obscure the happiness and satisfaction you are hoping for. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see crickets in your dream represents the need for introspection. You need to pay attention to Jiminy Cricket, your conscience. To hear crickets in your dream suggests that you are letting minor things bother you. To see a grasshopper in your dream foretells of enemies that will threaten your interest, disappointments in business or illness. To draw other people’s attention to a grasshopper signifies your indiscretion in dispatching your private business.
Because we associate grasshoppers and crickets with the lazy days of summer, to dream of them may be often be more positive than is suggested by the interpretations above; your dream may simply have been wish-fulfillment. It could also have been a comment on your grasshopper mind: the inability to focus on anything for long before turning to something else.
The image of a plague of locusts is so strong in human thought that even in dreams it can present retribution for some wrongdoing in waking life. Dreams of locusts could mirror the horde of ugly problems that have been plaguing you in your waking hours. To see locusts in your dream could also signify scattered thoughts that need direction if they are to make an impact in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Seeing oneself embracing Judasim, Christianity or the religion of the Fire-Worshippers indicates that despite their love and affection for him, he will still oppose and refute them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Often when we are ready for a new relationship, or have begun a new relationship we dream about our exes. This causes many people distress as, even though it is only a dream, you can feel guilty and almost disloyal to your new partner.
• However, dreams deal with emotions and memories and any new relationship exposes you to emotional vulnerability. This will trigger your dreaming mind to conjure up examples of when you felt similarly vulnerable which will tend to involve your exes. Explore issues of insecurity.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
A friend is someone we have special feelings for; friendship is much valued in spiritual work. We can continue on our spiritual search in the knowledge that we are being supported.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams friends often highlight a particular part of our own personality that we need to look at, and perhaps understand or come to terms with, in a different way.
The concept of friendship appearing in dreams clarifies how we relate to other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Friends appearing in our dreams can signify one of two things: firstly we need to look at our relationship with that particular person, and secondly we need to decide what that friend represents for us (for instance security, support and love). Childhood friends may signify innocence, whereas a best friend might be an identification of the best in us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Often in male / female relationships we will dream that lovers have changed to loving friends and vice versa before this has actually occurred in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Fostering a friendship or seeking the fellowship of the righteous ones or the men of knowledge in a dream represents one’s sincerity and love for others, devotion to family ties and serving their interests. It also indicates one’s true sincerity in his or her religious duties.
Many psychologists believe that each one of us has at least some element of homosexuality within us and dreams in which you experience homosexual or lesbian urges may suggest a desire for paternal or maternal love, conflict or anxiety about your gender, or feelings of sexual inadequacy. The dream may also be urging you to explore the masculine or feminine side of your nature.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream about a grasshopper represents liberty, sovereignty, and spiritual understanding. This dream may also represent your difficulty in making a decision or settling down.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Psychological / emotional perspective: A grasshopper mind (one which flits all over the place) shows an inability to settle to anything and can actually be seen in dreams as a grasshopper. We should perhaps concentrate more on important matters so we can achieve our aims.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The grasshopper is a symbol of freedom and capriciousness, and in dreams it can often indicate a bid, or our need, for freedom. You might also like to consult the entry for insects.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of your hip reflects your ability to sway with the current trends of life and your ability to be hip to changes. Your hip is in your second chakra, your life force, which represents the need to check in with your gut instinct about a decision you have to make.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a hippie in your dream represents freedom of expression.
If you dreamed of being a hippie yourself, you have the urge to be different somehow. You may be rejecting what’s expected of you (by parents, friends, or society) and striving to be unique.... My Dream Interpretation
The hippo is one of the largest mammals on Earth, and though it resembles the pig and the elephant, its closest living relative is the whale. Hippos are semi-aquatic, so their medicine is derived from this need to stay mostly submerged during daylight.
The underwater posture connects them to the shadow realms of consciousness that are just below the surface and steeped in emotion. Despite their awkward shape and docile manner, hippos can be quite aggressive and can outrun a human. In this way, they connect to those strong feelings that are lurking just under the surface that can emerge at any moment and overtake you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see a hippopotamus in your dream, symbolizes your hidden strengths. You have more power than you realize. This dream can also suggest satisfaction in projects, but frustration with family affairs.... My Dream Interpretation
Physical urges and emotional energies that have not yet been developed and are in need of differentiation. It could also mean encountering the massive and devouring energies of the unconscious, particularly physical urges and emotions.
The devouring mother or woman; the devouring unconscious, animalistic but also comic.
According to Jung, the monster, the evil, that wants to swallow you up.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A mammal living in water and on land signifies the mediation between the elements of water, your emotions, the earth and your body. It may comment on a big emotional issue that has affected your health. With its huge body, a hippopotamus often comes to represent the undertaking of a big project in which you may have some mud to wade through before you can complete it.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: Seeing a hippopotamus: while you present to the world a picture of authority (in behavior and appearance), deep down you feel that you are standing on “wobbly” legs. See Animals, Whale.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a hippopotamus are showing you that you have a wonderful balance between your masculine energy that can be dominating and intimidating and your feminine energy that can flow with the stream of life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This clumsy animal in its native habitat signifies a dangerous rival or hostile competitor; in captivity (or in a zoo) it forecasts a period of frus- tration or boredom which will require real initiative and energy to overcome.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A dream about a hippopotamus suggests the dreamer is suffering from feelings of inferiority. He or she is not satisfied about him or herself, both physically and mentally. These feelings do not always have a basis in reality but represent how the dreamer views him or herself. The hippopotamus is considered to be clumsy, ungainly and overweight, and the dreamer may also feel this way about themselves. Whether true or not in waking life, this inner feeling of being a loser will hold the dreamer back and prevent him or her succeeding in life. The dream implies that the image the dreamer has of themselves is a figment of their imagination.
If they could only shake it off and see themselves in a less critical light, they would feel much better about themselves and be able to attract success into their life. Dreams about hippos can also represent concerns about fertility and childbirth as the female hippopotamus represents the Egyptian Great Mother, Amenti, the goddess of childbirth.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a hippy symbolize peace, free love, and non-violent rebellion and perhaps passive aggression. You are connecting with the aspect of yourself that would rather make love than war.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Painful, injured, or sore hips in your dream indicate deception within your close circle; be care- ful where you place your confidence. To dream of the hips of the opposite sex is a warning against casual love affairs; very large hips predict unexpected gains.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreams of the Home Shopping Network represents a fascination with all that glitters, sales, marketing, convenience, luxury, and instant gratification. See Shop, Bling-Bling, and Retail Therapy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of hops, denotes thrift, energy and the power to grasp and master almost any business proposition. Hops is a favorable dream to all classes, lovers and tradesmen.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are playing hopscotch, or see others playing it, suggests that you have behaved immaturely in a recent situation. Alternatively, this dream may symbolize your tendency to jump from task to task, or not being able to stay in one place.... My Dream Interpretation
The Oedipus complex is one of Freud’s best-known and most influential theories in the realm of dream interpretation. The term refers to a group of largely unconscious ideas and feelings that focus on the desire to possess the parent of the opposite sex and eliminate that of the same sex. The complex is named after the mythical Oedipus, who killed his father and then married his mother without knowing they were his parents. When Oedipus discovered the truth, he felt full of remorse and even though he was not personally responsible for the crimes, he gouged out his own eyes and wandered blind and exiled.
Although the term is now applied to both men and women, at first it only referred to the male version of the complex. In women, the Electra complex was said to exist. In the myth of Electra, she masterminded the murder of her mother to avenge her father’s death. According to Freud, the Oedipus and Electra complexes are universal phenomena, being responsible for much unconscious guilt and for dreams that focus on the death of a parent or lover.
Jung saw the world of dreams and relationships quite differently.
He rejected Freud’s heavy emphasis on sexuality and the Oedipus and Electra complexes as a key to interpretation. For Jung, dreams were not just a way of helping us to understand conflicts and anxieties, but also a way to encourage the creative unfolding and development of a person’s whole potential. Jung developed a theory called the ’soul image’, in relation to the human need to create a sense of wholeness. The soul image tends to be an archetypal image. The symbols that represent the soul image often appear in dreams that involve intimacy with the opposite sex, but they can also be represented in countless other ways. For example, the sea is feminine in dreams as it is associated with waters of the womb and the earth is also feminine.
Symbols of masculinity can appear in dreams as bulls or lions or any other phallic symbol, such as a tall building. Jung felt that dreams can be used to discover and explore soul images to help us become a fuller and more balanced person.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are in a laboratory signifies that you are experimenting with your inner feelings, beliefs and fears; you are testing yourself in some way.
Alternatively, you may be going through some sort of transformation. You may also need to use a more scientific approach to life and to develop your thinking skills. In short, you need to make an objective assessment of what is happening in your life. To see a workshop in you dream represents the development of your skills; you are trying to understand yourself and find out who you are. A workshop is a symbol of productivity, but it can represent group interaction and creativity since it is a place in which you are likely to meet likeminded people.... The Element Encyclopedia
In that it is difficult to lay down a bag of Lay’s potato chips, the appearance of these chips in a dream may point to your ovenndulgence in fatty foods or to any other ovenndulgent behavior.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(Amenity; Extravagance) Luxuries salesman in a dream means enriching oneself at people’s expense. Luxuries shop owner in a dream means enslaving others, or he could represent a cattle merchant, or celebrating happy or sad anniversaries.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: A microchip, being the essential driving force behind some much of today’s technology, can represent the whole plethora of emotions available to us if we have the courage to access them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Having to become aware of a microchip in dreams suggest that we need to become aware of our motivations and drives. Computers are now such an integral part of our lives that any part of them will be easily decipherable in their symbolism – for instance, a computer screen may have the same relevance for some as a picture does for an artist.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Money in dreams represents things of great value to you, but such dreams are not necessarily about monetary value.
For Jung, money is a symbol of the power required to achieve spiritual objectives. According to Freud, it is a symbol of an orderly or obsessive personality.
If symbols associated with money, riches and wealth—such as cash, precious jewels, treasure, expensive houses and cars, and winning lottery tickets—appear in your dreams, try to identify what money means to you in a non- materialistic sense. That this symbol appears in your dreams suggests that you need to assess what is important to you in life, as well as being aware of what price you are prepared to pay for your actions and desires.
It may be that gold does not represent the precious metal to you, but rather someone who has a heart of gold or who is a winner, just as a dream of treasure might represent the people you love in your life, a wealth of knowledge or a treasury of ideas. Do you associate money with freedom, power, desirability or your own personal worth? Do you believe that money can buy you happiness? Thinking about such questions should help you identify the things you really value in your waking life and you may in turn start to question the real value of your previous goals and aspirations. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Bonesetter) An orthopedist who corrects skeletal deformities and sets broken bones in a dream represents a pious governor who governs with justice, teaches righteousness, balances substances and conforms to equanimity. Seeing an orthopedist in a dream also means presumptuousness, might and audacity. He also represents officiousness, adroitness and resoluteness, for he discards the deficient and brings together what is broken. Seeing an orthopedist in a dream also means distress and trouble. He also represents an architect, and an architect represents an orthopedist in a dream. Thus, seeing him in a dream also means construction and could represent a generous person who comforts, accommodates and helps a needy person, or a wise man who comforts the broken hearts, ajust judge, a great scholar, a shoe repairman, or a tailor. Ifone sees himself standing before an orthopedist in a dream because of a broken bone or another fracture and then complains about an abscess in his neck, and if the orthopedist opens that abscess with pliers to drain the puss in the dream, then it represents a debt one has to repay, or a votive offering one has to fulfill, or it could mean giving a testimony in court, or accepting the ruling of a scholar. Ifan orthopedist sets one’s broken right arm and ties it to his neck in a dream, it means that someone will oblige him to do him a personal favor and consequently deprive him from attending other duties, or restrain him from serving other charities.
The same interpretation is given for a broken leg.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Partnership of any sort in dreams signifies a joint spiritual responsibility. Being aware of having a partner highlights the fact that burdens and difficulties can also be shared.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Most of us look for qualities in others that enhance or complement our own, so whether we dream of our actual partner or of being in partnership we are searching for such attributes. We require some kind of integration within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: From a mundane perspective, partnership often denotes a shared task, ideal or project. Such a dream suggests that looking at the work in hand from a different perspective might bring about a solution to problems.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, dreaming of a partner, particularly in a mixed gender relationship, will probably highlight the animus or anima. In many cases, a partner will represent the shadow, a ready recipient for aspects of our own negativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of forming a partnership with a man, denotes uncertain and fluctuating money affairs.
If your partner be a woman, you will engage in some enterprise which you will endeavor to keep hidden from friends.
To dissolve an unpleasant partnership, denotes that things will arrange themselves agreeable to your desires; but if the partnership was pleasant, there will be disquieting news and disagreeable turns in your affairs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Affiliation; Alliance; Business association) In a dream, business partnership means happiness, or it could mean exaggeration in one’s devotion toward God Almighty, or it could mean going to extremes to attain business success and prosperity in the world.
If a poor person sees himself involved in a business partnership with a rich person in a dream, it means that he will become wealthy.
If he is hoping for an inheritance, then seeing this dream means that it will come through, and that he will find a business partner. Ifone sees himself in a business partnership with a known person in a dream, it means that they deal justly and equitably with one another.
If one’s partner in the dream is an unknown old person, then he represents his grandfather and such a year will be a prosperous business year for him.
If one’s partner in the dream is a young man, then he represents an enemy, or it could mean that his opponent will be fair in dealing with him, though the person in the dream will remain suspicious but cannot legally dissolve his partnership. Partnership in a dream also means sincerity, loyalty, truthfulness and fulfilling one’s agreement. Partridge; (Francolin; Genus; Mountain quail; Woman) In a dream, a partridge represents a beautiful but a non-amicable woman. Catching a partridge in a dream means marrying such a woman. Catching many partridges in a dream means prosperity.
A flock of partridges in a dream represents women.
A partridge in a dream also represents smiling people. Eating the flesh of a partridge in a dream means buying new clothing, or storing food for one’s family.
If a married person sees himselfcatching a male partridge in a dream, it means that he will beget a blessed son.
If a pregnant woman catches a partridge in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a daughter. Slaughtering a partridge in a dream means committing adultery. Driving or pushing a partridge in a dream means rebuking a woman. Owning a partridge in a dream means marrying an Asiatic or a Persian woman, or meeting with a wealthy woman, or marrying a woman who will betray him and bring no benefits to him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Dreaming of a pawn-shop can indicate that we arc not being sufficiently careful with the resources, whether material or emotional, that we possess. We may be taking risks which we need to consider more carefullv.
2- We are aware that certain attributes and characteristics we have are being appropriated by- other people, leaving us with nothing of value.
3- Spiritually, a pawn-shop may represent an inappropriate use of the resources that we have. We may not be creating a correct exchange of energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Walking into a pawnshop means financial difficulties lie ahead. Be frugal and watch your expenses. Working in or owning a pawnshop: you’re getting drawn into other people’s problems.... Dreamers Dictionary
To sell your belongings at a pawn shop in a dream represents a depletion of energy. You may feel that you have nowhere to go and are running out of options. Alternatively, to give your things to a pawn shop may feel liberating and indicate your wish to let go of emotional baggage.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
These dreams frequently relate to real-life scenarios in which the relationships in the dream mirror those from waking hours. If, however, the relationship takes on different dimensions in the dream, this may reflect your hopes or fears for that association.
Building a relationship with strangers in your dream can indicate building similar bridges between your ego and psyche for self-actualization. It can also reveal a more social attitude developing in which you’re not so shy about extending yourself to others.
Antagonistic relationships in dreams usually divulge your own hostility and conflicts with the persons seen. Alternatively, this may be self-hatred. In either case, the source of the anger needs to be detected and reconciled.... The Language of Dreams
Any relationship dream is always symbolic of your relationship with yourself and you higher power, as well as an attempt to process or sort out your current relationship issues, challenges, and desires.
If you are not in an intimate relationship, then you may be preparing yourself for one, fantasizing about an ideal, or sorting through the challenges that are in your way of having one.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream about your waking relationships, indicates wish fulfillment. In your dream state, you may be able to confront issues that you would normally ignore or are afraid of bringing up. You can also have fantasies about the way you wish things were in real life. Compare your dream relationship with your waking relationship.
To dream about a relationship with a stranger represents the different sides of your personality. Also see “Crush”, “Friends”, “Love” and “Relatives”.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams about relationships are extremely common. This is because the health and survival of your relationships is a primary goal for your unconscious; in your dreams it constantly reviews your relationship options, mulls things over and tries to identify what went wrong and how to do things better. It may also give you a glimpse of how different things might be if you married someone else, had an affair or got divorced.
Although the following dreams can occur at any stage of your life, you may find that the focus of your relationship dreams shifts during your lifespan. In your teenage years, dream scenarios in which you are suddenly thrown together with someone to whom you are attracted are very common. The goal of the dream is to help you determine if someone is or is not interested in you in waking life. By the mid-twenties, however, relationship dreams move beyond initial attraction and begin to explore who is or is not right for us. This is the time when strangers, celebrities and friends tend to appear as dream lovers and partners. You may find the images shocking but it is important to bear in mind that the images are unlikely to represent the real person and more likely to represent qualities that you are evaluating.
During your thirties and forties, romantic dreams focus on explanations for why relationships may have disappointed in the past and offer dreams that can show you what to go after or avoid in the future. Dreams in which your current partner or lover is unfaithful are extremely common at this time; it is as if your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to your relationship, and secure or safeguard what you have.
During your fifties and sixties, dreams shift their focus onto things you have learned to value in your life. Past and present partners become shorthand symbols for the quality or experience you had with them. For example, your first lover represents passion and excitement or the partner who was unfaithful represents someone who cannot be trusted. Although you may dream of people from your past, your dreaming mind is using them as symbols to refer to your current relationships. From your seventies onwards, dreams are more likely to zoom in on the very nature of love itself to help you gain a deeper understanding of love and affairs of the heart.... The Element Encyclopedia
Animals, reptiles, birds and insects often represent aspects of relationships in dreams. Birds in particular can take on a specific meaning. For example a bird or prey, or a thieving magpie might suggest adultery or the threat of it, whilst the sweet singing of the dove or nightingale suggests harmony or the need for reconciliation between loved ones. Feathers, aside from their phallic form as quills, often represent warmth, affection and tenderness. To dream of a spider’s web might suggest insecurity about your relationships in general or the need to remove yourself from a current relationship that you are entangled in. The dream may also be warning you against becoming entrapped in an obsessive or destructive relationship.
In dreams, hotels, inns or guesthouses are symbols of the short-lived nature of some relationships, although hotels can also suggest that your relationship may be heading towards a new level of intimacy. Pay particular attention to the view from your hotel room. Is it beautiful and bright, or dark and gloomy? A harmonious serene landscape bathed in gentle light is always a comforting image and may suggest nostalgia for a lost friend or lover.
Fire gives both heat and light, and is the symbol of strong emotions such as love and anger and self knowledge. In dreams, the appearance of flames or fire may therefore be suggesting some kind of resolution or compromise with your partner. Bear in mind, though, that flames flicker and can be extinguished, so you need to act quickly before they go out.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Bond; Connection; Liaison) To have important connections in a dream means compelling one’s enemy to retreat or to accept one’s conditions.
To have strong relationships in a dream cools the divine wrath, as does giving charity in secret. This is true unless one’s connections or circle gathers a group of evil companions, or if one is mingling with a band of conspirators.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is common to dream about our relationships. You can interpret this dream by remembering the details and comparing them to the realities of your daily life. In your dream state you may be experiencing some wish-fulfillment or confronting things that you would normally ignore. Some say that relationships with strangers in your dream state represent the different sides of your personality. See also: Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(1) Personal relationships in dreams are always important. They fall into two categories: first, those that refer to actual waking-life relationships; secondly, those that depict relations between the conscious ego and other parts of the psyche. Meetings with strangers will nearly always belong to the second category: the strangers will be parts of your psyche that you have not yet got to know very well. And even where there is no doubt that the dream is asking you to take a serious look at an actual real-life relationship, you should bear in mind that the quality of your external relationships may be determined by the way your conscious ego relates - or fails to relate - to other parts of your psyche. For example, a man who does not acknowledge the feminine side of his own nature may have very unsatisfactory - perhaps very superficial - relationships with women. In other words, when a dream shows you in relationship with an actual real-life person, it may be inviting you to look at the relationship with a view to understanding yourself better: how you relate to other people reveals yourself (e.g. are you projecting on to the other person some unacknowledged characteristic of your own?).
Patterns in dreams correspond to patterns in your conscious life, or else - occasionally - a dream may present a pattern for you to follow in your life instead of old patterns. For example, a man may relate in dreams to very feminine women. This may represent an established pattern in his waking life, in which case he is being asked to reassess that pattern. Perhaps he is attracted only to very feminine women because he is projecting on to women his own repressed femininity and needs to
integrate his anima. On the other hand, a dream of relating to a woman in a very bold and assertive manner may be the unconscious way of telling a man he needs to display his masculinity’ more. See also Sex.
An antagonistic or belligerent relationship in a dream probablv indicates a need to be reconciled with the other, whether the other is another person or another part of yourself.
In the dream do you control, or want to control, the relationship? Perhaps the dream is a descriptive one, simply describing how, in fact, you do behave; in which case, your unconscious is probably asking you to review your situation. Perhaps you need to learn to let go, and trust people more. On the other hand, the dream may be a prescriptive one, telling you what you ought to be doing: perhaps you have been too weak and unassertive in the past. Do you tend to be, in your dreams, a mere observer, watching other people relate? Well, it is a good thing to observe, whether what you are observing is external relationships or internal relations between parts of yourself. But the process of self- discovery may be accelerated if you resolve to participate more in future dreams. Try it. Relating with your shadow may be much more revealing than just looking at it.
(2) There may be impersonal or spatio-temporal relationships between dream items or between one episode of a dream and the next. For example, an earlier dream episode may symbolize whatever is the cause of what is symbolized in the following dream episode. (But do not assume that this causal relationship always exists between different parts of a dream.)
If a person is taller than you (in a dream), this may mean that you see that person as superior to yourself.
If the person in the dream represents some part of your psyche, the meaning would then be that your conscious ego tends to submit to this other psychic component.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
People that appear in your dreams, especially strangers, tend to represent facets of yourself. In this sense, seeing the truth close to you can be impactful. Relationships and interaction that you maintain with this oneiric group of people shows the harmony that you keep within you. Also, it will manifest those parts of your personality that you do not bring to light. For example, if a man dreams of a woman, it could indicate that he needs to accept the feminine side of his nature. In the same way, if it is a woman that dreams of a man, she may need to behave in a more masculine way. Needless to say, the dream could also be representing a situation from real life and your feelings with respect to it.
The way in which the people act will tell you much about future events.
If they are friendly, it foretells happy times; if they have bad intentions, you should be cautious because an disaster could occur in your surroundings.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Most dreams depict human relationships in one way or another, but some can highlight intimate relationships with a lover or partner.
Dreams with romantic themes are attempts to answer your questions about relationships and the nature of love. As your dreaming mind searches for answers, it will review your past and present relationships, and try out other people or even celebrities as lovers or partners in order to give you a glimpse of how different your life could be. Such dreams are significant because they can reveal things about your relationship of which you may be unaware in waking life. Because of this, they can be extremely enlightening. Some dream analysts will interpret dreams about relationships as examples of wish-fulfillment or as opportunities to get intimate with people you cannot be close to in waking life. Although this may be true in some cases—we all share the universal longing to be loved—it may not apply to all such dreams. The dreaming mind can use relationship symbols for many different associations.
This chapter focuses on dreams with a romantic theme. For dreams that concern relationships with family members, friends, celebrities and other people, see FAMILY; FAMOUS PEOPLE; GATHERINGS; PEOPLE; POSITIVE EMOTIONS. For dreams with an explicit sexual nature or content, see SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you receive a scholarship suggests that you have achieved some outstanding accomplishment or had made significant progress in personal endeavors. You feel pleased and proud of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of ships, foretells honor and unexpected elevation to ranks above your mode of life.
To hear of a shipwreck is ominous of a disastrous turn in affairs. Your female friends will betray you.
To lose your life in one, denotes that you will have an exceeding close call on your life or honor.
To see a ship on her way through a tempestuous storm, foretells that you will be unfortunate in business transactions, and you will be perplexed to find means of hiding some intrigue from the public, as your partner in the affair will threaten you with betrayal.
To see others shipwrecked, you will seek in vain to shelter some friend from disgrace and insolvency.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Boat; Human being; Might; Mother; Prison; Star; Salvation; Stress) Seeing a ship in a dream means escape from danger, overcoming adversities, recovering from an illness, or it could represent rain after a severe drought.
If one who is experiencing adversities sees a ship or a boat anchored in a harbor in his dream, it means that his adversities will be lifted shortly.
If one sees himself pulling it, or driving it on dry land in a dream, it means that he is a hypocrite or a pimp.
If he rides a ship along with righteous people in a dream, it means that he is guided on the straight path and that his sins will be forgiven.
If one reaches the shore and leaves the boat in a dream, it means that he will live in safety and happiness, and he will escape from the danger of his enemies.
If one who is dismissed from his work sees himself on a boat in a dream, it means that he will be rehired to occupy the same office and regain his authority, or that he may take a dangerous trip during which he may either die or escape from death.
If one thinks that the ship does not befit his class or rank in the dream, it means that he will face danger.
If one’s ship is drowning, and if another ship comes to its rescue in the dream, it means that one will escape from a great danger to fall into the hands of a strong person, or that he will escape from a danger, though should he disobey its captain and abandon the second ship in his dream, it means that he may disobey his leader and go astray. Recovering one’s ship from the deep in a dream means regaining power.
If the ship in one’s dream is interpreted as power, it means that he will lose his power or authority.
If the ship is interpreted as burdens and difficulties, it means that he will overcome them through prayers or giving charity, or taking a medicine ifhe is ill. Ifone’s ship drown, and if he sees himself floating in the water holding to a panel or debris from the ship in the dream, it means that he will face the wrath of someone in authority. Ifhe is holding a leadership position, it means that he may lose it.
If he is a merchant, it means that he may go bankrupt.
If he still dies from his trial in the dream, it means that he may be killed, and his death will still be an escape from something he feared most.
An empty ship in a dream means business profits. Seeing a passenger ship transporting people in a dream means safety.
If the ship is floating still in the dream, it means imprisonment.
To hold to the rope of a ship in a dream represents a religious person who joins the company a pious teacher. Even if one sees himself dropping the ropes, or lowering the anchor in his dream, it means that he will remain in the company of such a person. Riding a ship along with one’s family, relatives and friends in a dream means honor, prosperity and escape from one’s enemies.
If one sees himself crossing the sea with a small boat in the dream, it represents a danger he will face. Seeing a ship floating nicely in a dream means happiness. Standing on the shore and watching a ship in the sea in a dream means receiving glad tidings. Ifone sees the ship ascending in the skies in a dream, it represents slow coming benefits, and if the ship is descending from the sky, it denotes fast coming benefits.
The beams of a ship represent religious men, faith, holding fast to one’s religion, or they could mean complications.
The sails of a ship in a dream represent its captain.
The crew represents servants.
The rowing oars, the rudders, or the propellers in a dream represent the movement of the ship, or the children of its owner.
The condition of a ship represents the state of the person seeing the dream or his living condition.
If one rescues a drowned ship in a dream, it means that he will discover a treasure, or it could mean marriage if one is unwed, or a financial gift for one who works for a governor.
If one sees himself as a ship ebbing and stretching as the tide fall in the sea, then if the sea calms in the dream, it means that he will receive a high ranking appointment, leadership, authority and honor.
If one sees a ship floating over a sea of blood in a dream, it means adultery.
If the ship sinks, and if some of its debris and boards remain afloat in the dream, it may mean the death of one’s mother, for one’s mother was once his ship. Buying a ship in a dream means getting married. Carrying oars in a dream means knowledge.
A flying ship in a dream means the death of its rider.
A flying ship in a dream also may represent another type of vehicle, or it could mean a coffin or a funeral.
If one dies inside a ship that has sunk in a dream, it means that he will be saved from suffering in the hereafter, and he will also escape from what he fears most in this world. Ifhe finds a hole in the ship in his dream, it means that he may escape from drowning.
A ship in a dream also represents a heavy built woman. In a dream, a ship also represents the Bridge of Judgement that will be stretched on the Day of Resurrection for the creation to cross into the land of the Grand Gathering.
A ship in a dream also represents salvation, avoiding ignorance, or overcoming temptation.
If a sick person sees himself riding in the morgue of a ship with dead people in a dream, it means that he will escape from the trials of this world.
If a healthy person who is seeking knowledge does so in a dream, it means that he may meet with a spiritual teacher to benefit from his knowledge and wisdom, and to escape from ignorance. Ifan indebted person does so in his dream, it means that he will repay his debts, while for a deprived person, he too will find plenitude and acquire wealth from unexpected sources. Ifone sees his ship sailing to the shore, then if it becomes amphibious, driving him on dry land in the dream, it means that he will waiver in his faith and deviate from the path of truth to follow innovations, hypocrisy and insolence. Ifhe is not seeking knowledge, it means that he will divorce his wife, then proceed to live with her in sin.
If he is a merchant, it means that his business will stagnate and he will seek unlawful methods to market his merchandise. In a dream, a ship also represents good deeds, righteous companions, associating with a wise man, a good fellowship, praiseworthy deeds, a handcraft, stagnation of one’s business, fear, hope, salvation, a mosque, a marketplace, one’s father, one’s mother, master, teacher, educator, wealth, a house, an adulteress, a vehicle, one’s wife, or his servant.
A ship in a dream also represents a tavern in the sense that one enters it sober and leaves it light headed.
A ship in a dream also represents the human form and its body represents his body. Its oars represent his hands. Its front represents his head. Its contents represent his brain. Its boards represent his ribs, and its ropes represent his veins, etcetera. Ifone sees a ship sitting on top of a mountain in a dream, it means safety, or escape from a danger, or protection from one’s enemy.
If it sinks in the sea in the dream, it also means that he is one of the dwellers of hell-fire.
If the ship turns into iron in the dream, it means longevity. Eating the wood of a ship in a dream means receiving a sizeable inheritance, or it could mean eating forbidden meat.
If one sees a ship talking to him and soothing his understanding in a dream, it means that he will listen to the admonition of a wise man. Seeing Noah’s arc in a dream means happiness, joy, festivities, salvation, relieffrom stress and worries, protection from drowning, marriage and a presiding position, or victory over one’s enemy.
(Also see Boat; Helm)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
As mentioned in all relevant dream symbols, bodies of water represent your unconscious, your emotions, and your accumulated soul experiences.
The ship in your dream could represent you and the ways in which you navigate thought these parts of yourself. When interpreting this dream, consider the kind of voyage and the type of ship. Some dream interpretation books say that if the voyage is calm you should go forward with your plans. However, if it is a very stormy voyage, get ready for an emotional upset (or challenge). See also: Boat... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a ship signify your ability to ride your emotional highs and lows, and steady yourself during turbulent moments in your relationship on the high seas of intimasea. See Boat.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(1) A ship may be a feminine symbol, representing mother, or some other woman, or women in general. See also Woman.
(2) In a man’s dream, a ship may symbolize the anima, especially as leading the ego safely through the depths of the unconscious (represented by the sea). (For anima, see Brother / Sister, sections (4) and (5).)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
An oneiric ship can represent our life course and, depending on how it appears, will reveal the state of our mind.
If it is a cruise ship, the dream alludes to the pleasant calm that you are going through.
If it is a warship, you may be showing too much aggression. The appearance of a lifeboat at the scene indicates your need to escape a storm of feelings and problems in real life. If, however, is a submarine, the dream indicated your desire to explore the unconscious. On the other hand, ships also symbolize the ability to communicate with people who are far away, whether geographically or in their way of thinking and feeling. For this reason, a journey by sea means you have begun a new life stage or a new relationship. By contrast, in this sense, a ship that sinks warns of the danger of a breakup. (See WATER, BOAT, and SHIPWRECK)
A ship docked at the pier or sailing a calm sea predicts great happiness in love.
If you dream that there is a storm, this happiness will be delayed. In the case of a shipwreck, you will receive bad news.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The ocean represents the unconscious mind, and a ship traverses the very top layer of this mysterious place. In a dream, a ship implies an investigation of matters of an emotional nature.
The state of the ship in your dream offers distinctions around this exploration.
A sinking ship implies that your feelings are overwhelming you in a profound way.
A more powerful ship, such as one that is run by steam or motors, suggests that there is more strength around what you are exploring.
A sailing ship implies a simpler or personal search, but also one that relies on things beyond your ability to control. How well the ship you are on is handling the water that surrounds it could point to how well you are managing a difficult emotional situation in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Large bodies of water are natural symbols of both the unconscious and the emotions. Thus, a ship may represent a vessel of the self moving through the dreamer’s emotions or unconscious. Many other interpretations are possible, depending on whether the ship is large and secure or small and fragile, whether the body of water is smooth and peaceful or disturbed and dangerous, and so on. Naturally, if the dreamer is a sailor, an engineer, or someone else for whom ships are part of daily life, the ship would probably have a more mundane meaning as simply the stage setting for his or her everyday activities.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Symbol: The ship is a symbol of your journey in life and from birth to death.
Vision: In a mans dream, the ship represents his longing to love a woman (a battleship stands for a prostitute, a sailboat for a young girl).
A departing ship means a separation or change. Being a passenger on a ship: you are dissatisfied with your life and want a change. Boarding the wrong ship: take a close look at your professional and personal relationships and goals—you have made wrong decisions.
The ship sinking: a serious warning about an unhealthy relationship.
Depth Psychology: The “ship of your life” can bring you to happy as well as unhappy places. Did the ship travel in “calm Waters”? Was it tossed about by waves or a violent Storm? Did you know its destination? The rest of the images are very important, because they might indicate if you are on the “right course” or if you should turn around.
A shipwreck: a warning that dangers and difficulties that you have created yourself are threatening your life. See Boat, Ocean, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of seeing or being shipwrecked implies that you are struggling with inner discord or are finding it challenging to communicate your emotions. You may also not be prepared to deal with these aspects as of yet.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To drown in a shipwreck reveals a feeling of distress, which has lasted some time, due to a project that has not prospered or a personal relationship that has failed, leading you to believe that “all is lost.” Normally, a dream of this kind indicates that you have taken on too many responsibilities. Therefore, it can be interpreted as a warning that you should rest or take a short break. You have reached the limits of your strength and you need to recharge. (See WATER, BOAT and SHIP)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The implication with a shipwreck is that some difficult experience has already happened.
The event is likely to have been emotional in nature and has thrown you off in your daily routine in a considerable way. As a result of emotional turmoil, you are finding yourself in new territory that must be explored.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Desires, something we are looking for or want—love, fame, sex; place of work or business. Idioms: shop around; set up shop; shut up shop, talk shop; closed shop. See shopkeeper under roles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The place of the emotional, spiritual, and libidi- nal work of creativity and production where energies are mobilized, where things are exchanged. You want to be served and choose the right thing. Can you serve yourself.7 Serving oneself always refers to self-sufficien- cy. Are you buying or are you selling.7
According to Jung, this is the place where you get something that you don’t have and that you have to pay for. See Businessman, Cash Register.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A shop in dreams signifies something we want or feel we need.
If it is a shop we know then we are probably consciously aware of what we want from life.
If it is an unknown shop then we may have to search our minds for information.
A supermarket would suggest we have to make a choice.
To be shopping is to be making a fair exchange for the satisfaction of our desires. We have the energy (money) which can be exchanged for something we want. What we are shopping for may have relevance.
If we arc shopping for food we need sustenance; if for clothes we may need protection.
In spiritual terms a shop has the same significance as a market (see Market).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Buying in one predicts petty financial problems which can be overcome by the use of a little self-restraint; working in one forecasts a stroke of money luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
In dreams, shops suggest what you want or think you need in waking life.
If you are in a shop you know, then you are aware of what you want from life, but if it is an unfamiliar shop, then you need to open your mind to new possibilities.
Shops and stores are places of interaction, whether this is the exchange of money and goods, or the communication between the salesperson and the shopper. In dreams, they therefore represent things you desire in life and the manner in which you go about getting these things. A supermarket, for instance, suggests a wide range of choices, a village store represents the essential things in life, whilst a store or website selling a range of odds and ends—such as an antiques store, an auction site on the Internet or even a car-boot sale—suggests the small details of everyday life that are often overlooked. Your dream may be urging you to pay attention to these.
If your dream was quite mundane and you saw yourself doing your weekly grocery shop, then your dreaming mind may simply have been processing a memory or reminding you that you need to go shopping. Alternatively, such a dream may be suggesting that you are taking good care of your basic emotional needs. If, however, you had a dream in which you could not decide what to buy, this may be referring to some kind of confusion or indecision in waking life.
If someone you know in your dream transformed into a sales assistant, your dreaming mind may have been commenting on the emotional cost of your relationship with them.
Bear in mind, too, that whilst stores, supermarkets and shopping malls are places of opportunity and choice, they also threaten potential exclusion and humiliation if you do not possess the necessary funds; your feelings about going on your dream shopping trip should indicate whether or not you are feeling empowered or denied in your waking life.
If you dream that a shop is closed or that you have insufficient money, this may indicate that you feel the things you want from life are unattainable. Your dream may be telling you to lower your expectations and set more realistic goals. Finally, if your idea of heaven is to go on an exclusive shopping trip and spend loads of cash in luxury stores, then a dream of having a day doing just that may be simple wish-fulfillment.... The Element Encyclopedia
Shop windows symbolize the way in which you go through life, often without finding yourself. It may point to the loss of part of your identity. This dream reveals the anguish of not knowing where to go. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
May relate to work if dreamer works in shop or store; relates to how one supplies one’s needs or who supplies one’s needs—therefore might show feelings about parents. It might throw light on how you gain your needs from other people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A shopkeeper in your dreams may relate to how you supply your own needs or who supplies your needs to you, or help show you how you can gain essential support from other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are shoplifting, means that you are deprived in some way.
If you dream of shoplifting from a place you go in real life, the dream signifies your need for more recognition and positive attention in your life. This dream can also signify unrealized and unfulfilled goals.... My Dream Interpretation
For most of us shopping is not simply a necessity but a favorite pastime.
It is a source of pain, pleasure, recreation, and, at times, “quality time” with family or friends. Depending on the details in the dream and its emotional background, dreaming about going shopping may have several different connotations. Generally, if shopping in your dream is not a source of great stress and confusion, it suggests that those things which you need are available to you. Your environment may have readily available emotional, psychological, spiritual or physical support. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to select what you need, and when to make a wise investment. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for or get what you need, you first need to accurately identify it.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Generally, if shopping in your dream is not a source of great stress and confusion, it suggests that those things which you need are available to you. It may also be telling you, however, that you need to learn exactly where to look, how to pick out what you need, and when to make a wise investment.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Shopping for clothing may comment on deciding about and trying on new attitudes It may express concerns about finding the right attitude to wear in a situation. Shopping for food may mention concerns about nutrition and feeding others, such 9s your family members.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Buying something for yourself: a wish will soon be fulfilled. Shopping for food: your financial situation is taking a turn for the better. Buying toiletries: an invitation to a dinner or a party. Buying a lot of things but not taking them home: you are buying a new business, but the contract has not yet been written. See Shop.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of shopping represent that you are buying into a particular belief system or ideology. Shopping is a message from your subconscious mind to take your time and shop around before deciding upon the relationship or perspective that you will eventually buy into. See Retail Therapy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A dream about shopping or being at a shopping mall means that those things that you need (affection, friendship, spiritual support, quality time with people you care about) are available to you. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to select what you need, and how to ask for these things when you need them. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for or get what you need, you need to figure out what it is that you want.
If you dream that you are lost in a shopping mall, you don’t know where to turn for support with a certain problem.
To dream that you are shopping for food and groceries symbolizes your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others.... My Dream Interpretation
Shopping is the activity that supports getting your needs met. As a symbol, it relates to being willing to take the actions that will result in self- care, abundance, and sustaining yourself. This can be either in balance and healthy or out of balance and reflecting a level of avoidance and escapism.
The nature of what you are shopping for and the sensations around this image in a dream will help clarify your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
All of us shop, so a dream about shopping can simply be a reflection of our everyday lives. It can also mean that we are seeking something, or it might be an allusion to an idiom like “shop talk” or “like a bull in a china shop.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Shopping often represents the possibilities in life, the decisions you can make, the variety of attitudes or activities from which you can choose, or something for which you are searching. The image of shopping presents a view of your life’s prospects and opportunities; it also represents the exchanges you are prepared to make to satisfy your desires. What you are shopping for may be relevant.
If you are shopping for food, you need sustenance but if you are shopping for clothes, you need protection. How much you buy in your dream may indicate your ability to take advantage of opportunities.
Not finding the item you want or discovering that the store has sold out of it may express frustration at not getting what you want out of life. A much- reported shopping dream involves the panic at closing time. Not being able to buy all you want before the shops close suggests anxiety that life is too short to achieve all your ambitions. Shop windows are symbols of opportunities in waking life that may be out of reach. The image may evoke frustration or envy that you are missing out on the good things in life, but it can also remind you that you still have the choice to seek out more accessible and affordable items.... The Element Encyclopedia
If it is empty it indicates material, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual poverty.
A basket full of fruit promises romantic pleasures; full of flowers, happiness in love; a basket full of gold, abundance and fertility; an empty one, loneliness and unrequited affections; a closed one, secrets.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The shopping cart is primarily a tool for collecting those things that you are purchasing at a grocery store, and in this way it is a symbol for your ability to contain abundance and make choices that support self-sustenance. Shopping carts have a secondary meaning that is actually more prominent in the collective as an indication of homelessness and the despair that connects with losing everything.
If your dream features a shopping cart in this way, then you may be expressing poverty consciousness.
A person pushing a shopping cart in your dream is a character aspect of low functioning and a fear that you may lose everything.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Shopping centers or malls are associated with making choices and in many dreams they serve as the backdrop for meeting friends, or trying to find the right item for yourself or someone else. Typically, these dreams feature friends and sales people; this suggests that such dreams aren’t associated with work but are about your social life.
If you encounter obstacles or get assistance on your dream shopping trip, these may symbolize real-life forces, both internal and external, that play a role in the choices you make in waking life and the satisfaction you experience. Women and teenagers tend to have this kind of dream more often than men or children, and the theme for these dreams tends to be choice and identity, and the ability to stay true to yourself whilst also satisfying the needs of others. See also MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
Shops and pavements where merchandise is normally sold symbolize merchandise and goods. But pavements and terraces which are not normally occupied for trading purposes, but instead are utilized for converging, means that the beholder will plunge into lengthy discussion.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Spaceships in a dream may indicate a spiritual journey into the realms of the mysterious and the unknown. Spaceships (or flying saucers), have become, according to Carl Jung, the technological equivalent of angels in the modern world.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
(Guarantee; Legal guardianship; Support; Tutelage) To take the responsibility of caring for someone, or to sponsor someone, or to become a legal guardian of someone, or to guarantee someone in a dream means blessings, profits, or victory over one’s enemy.
A sponsorship in a dream also signifies steadfastness and resoluteness of both the guarantor and his protegee.
It is also said that sponsoring someone in a dream means to cause him harm. Guaranteeing someone or something in a dream means profits. Sponsoring a child in a dream means advising an enemy.
(Also see Guarantee; Legal guardian)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a thrift shop signify opportunism, thriftiness, and being a penny pincher. You may be grappling with issues of lack and limitation, and feeling undeserving of something new. See Antiques and Hand-me-down.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A sea-going vessel normally symbolizes deliverance and safety from calamities. Sometimes it is interpreted as a means of reaching the king or becoming intimate with him or serving him. At times it is also interpreted as grief and anxiety which will ultimately come to an end.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Hurtful remarks; angry feelings, sexuality which has as its base a desire to hurt; desire to control through threats or pain. Idioms: whip hand; whipping boy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Subjugation; the power of aggression. Masochistic tendencies that are lived out. Or, you are doing damage to yourself, and the dream is pointing that out. You need to find your Self.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing a whip or being whipped: your masochistic tendencies have no oudet.
A woman dreaming about a whip: she would like to subjugate herself sexually and intellectually to her partner. Wielding a whip: you have secret, aggressive tendencies that other people hate or find repulsive. Listening to the sound of a whip: you wiH go far in life.
Depth Psychology: Whippings may point to an aberrant personality that needs professional attention, particularly if the dream appears frequently.
A whip by itself is a sign of aggression, hate, contempt, as well as arrogance. Examine honestly if you are the perpetrator or the victim right now.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a whip signify that you are exposing, venting and releasing the punishment, judgment and criticism of your inner critic that is disapproving of your actions and choices. This dream is revealing how your inner critic uses pain in a vane attempt to positively motivate your behavior. See Wasp and Sting.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Because the whip or lash is an instrument of punishment we need to be aware that in trying to force things to happen in waking life, we may also be creating problems for ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The whip is an instrument of torture.
For it to appear indicates we have either the need to control others, or to be controlled by them. We may be trying to control by using pain – either physical or emotional.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream featuring the whipping of an animal suggests you have some injustice on your conscience; either make amends or try to forget it See also Chastise,... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The symbolism of the whip is directly linked to that of the CLUB and the LASSO, linked to the concepts of domination and superiority. It expresses the idea of punishment, like the club and the mace, as well the power to dominate. Logically, whips are also related to the rituals of flagellation. In general, using a whip means that you should review your attitude toward others, because all signs point to you being somewhat tyrannical. So, if your romantic relationships are not in going well, you should reconsider your position. On the contrary, if you are the one who receives the punishment, it means that you feel humiliated.
Dream oracles say that he who dreams of using a whip on someone will soon have problems. However, if the dreamer is the recipient of the lashes, he will lend his services to someone.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A whip is a symbol of authority and punishment. How it is experienced in the dream determines whether the dreamer is imposing the punishment or receiving it. In either scenario, whips have acquired connotations of abuse, so the punishment represented is often abusive and an occasion for guilt and shame.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: A workshop may often be where we meet others of like mind, people who are creative in the same way as we are. It therefore represents group interaction and talent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A workshop is a place that is productive. In dreams it symbolizes the part of ourselves that creates projects which then become profitable for us, though not necessarily financially. You might also like to consult the entry for garage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It could be that you are assuming some new position at work and the dream is giving you the necessary indications and tools so as to improve your methods. On the other hand, dreaming of a factory full of workmen signifies that you will soon complete your most ambitious projects; meanwhile, if it is empty, you should put more interest into the job.
If it is you who is occupying the factory, you will arrange a way to leave the situation.
Dreaming of workmen or of a factory is a very good sign. It foretells happiness in business and in love.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
1- Dreaming of being in a situation where we arc worshipping something such as an idea, a person, a concept or an object is to be opening ourselves up to its influence.
If we are not particularly religious but find ourselves in the middle of an act of worship we mav need to look at how we deal with a common belief svstem or set of principles.
2- Sometimes, as we move towards a greater sense of Self, dream images materialise which indicate that we arc in a position to be worshipped. This may mean we need to take a careful look at whether we are developing an inflated idea of our own importance, or whether we are actually learning to accept that part of ourselves which is of value to other people.
To be worshipping an object which is not a religious image may suggest that we are paying too much attention to whatever that object represents.
For instance, we may be too materialistic, be paying too much attention to sex and so on.
3- An Act of Worship is an acknowledgement of the power that belief has.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming abqut being part of a worship service: you are looking for spiritual guidance and reflection.
An external problem can be solved with the help of spiritual guidance. Praying reverendy: your soul is pleading for help. Find an impartial counselor, or pay more attention to your religious needs and/or attitudes. Listening reverendy to a worship service expresses the need for a deeper, more spiritual life.
Depth Psychology: See Altar, Confession, Praying.... Dreamers Dictionary
Acknowledging higher levels of consciousness; honoring the God within. Also, cutting self off from inner God, looking without to something or someone separate from yourself. One may worship many things which come from a consciousness of separateness; only inner truth will lead you to fulfillment and wholeness.... The Dream Books Symbols
A dream about worship can embody a straightforward religious meaning. It could also be a representation of something that we adore, as in the expression “He worships the ground she walks on.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
(Fire worshipper; Magi; Magus; Mazdaism; Sorcerer) Seeing an old man worshipping fire in a dream means facing a person who cares little about obliterating his enemy. Seeing oneself worshiping fire in a dream means apostasy, committing adultery, theft, murder, making a false oath, polytheism, or being an unjust person. Turning away from worshipping fire to embrace Judaism or Christianity in a dream means experiencing major changes in one’s life. Worshipping fire in a dream means desiring worldly pleasures. Worshipping the fire in a dream also means desiring to work for the ruler or a king, or it could mean going astray. Ifthe fire one is worshipping is not lit in the dream, it means that he is seeking unlawful earnings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation