Example: ‘I am a prisoner in a room with three boys aged three, five and fourteen. They seem to be my children. There are two prison warders, a man, a woman.
The man was subservient to the woman who holds the keys and keeps control’ (Carol J). There are five aspects to holding.
To control, as in controlling or holding one’s breath’; to be able to manipulate, kill or do something with what is held; this includes holding on to something for support or protection.
Ownership—this is mine, to share or not.
In touch with, knowing; having a grasp’ of.
Responsibility, left ‘holding the baby’; one’s situation.
Intimacy, taking to oneself, taking hold of oneself, as in masturbation; as in the following example: ‘I was in a large removal van with a woman sac on my lap. I held her breasts with pleasure1 (Tony C).
Idioms: Get hold of; have a hold over someone; hold back; hold in. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A dreaming emphasizing holding can have a multitude of meanings. We can hold things as an act of protection, ownership, as an act of control (“holding our breath”), intimacy, or responsibility. So one has to determine which meaning of holding is being expressed in the dream.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream about holding hands with someone means that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy, or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from that person.... My Dream Interpretation
Holding or grasping the sum and having fullcontrol over it means that the observer of the dream will acquire dominion (or Land) in proportion to the amount he grasps provided the sum is clearly visible and its rays are crystal clear.
If the light and rays of the sun are seen shining on someone the interpretation is the same as above.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To break a lance for somebody means that you are standing up for that person. It may, however, also point to sexual tension, as well as religious themes (the Grail). Jung saw a connection to the fisher king, who was injured in the groin by a lance, and therefore relates the symbol to physical and emotional suffering. He claimed the task of the hero (Percival) is to address the question of empathy / sympathy in the face of this suffering.
If empathy is not expressed, the king and his court will continue to suffer.
According to Freud, as with all other weapons this is a phallic symbol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of William Shakespeare or of Shakespearian language represent poetry, romance, tragedy or comedy. Your dream is giving you the message that all the world’s a stage, which means to remember that whether you are sleeping or awake, you are in a dream theatre, and you are the director, actor and writer of your play. See Play.... Strangest Dream Explanations
if other weapons are seen together with a spear it symbolises power and superiority and that his instructions will be carried out.
If no other weapons are seen with a spear then provided the spear has a point, a son or brother will be born in his home. And if it has no point then provided he is familiar with such a spear, only daughters will be born in his home. Seeing any excellence or defect in such a spear represents a similar excellence or defect in him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, phallic symbol. Aggression, being focused, and having success. Elias Howe in the middle of the last century had a very important dream about spears. He was captured by natives who pressured him to invent a sewing machine.
The tip of the spears they brandished in front of his face had holes. This dream gave him the idea for the double-stitch sewing machine.
Symbolically speaking, this dream refers to the feminine and masculine side of the dreamer, presented here by the image of the needle or the specialized spear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- The spear litis many meanings. It represents the masculine in dreams and is phallic.
It is the life-giving force.
To sec a warrior with a spear is to recognise the aggressive male.
To put a spear in the ground is to mark one’s territory.
If we are throwing a spear we perhaps need to be aware of our more primitive aspects.
2- The spear is psychologically that part of ourselves which is fertile and assertive. Whether in a man’s or a woman’s dream, it allows us to be conscious of the need to cut out nonsense and get straight to the point.
3- Spiritually, the spear signifies directness and honour.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The dream is a symbol of your tendency, when angry, to hurt other people. But it may also indicate that you need to defend yourself vigorously against unjust criticism. See Arrow, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary
Material aspects: The spear has many meanings from a mundane perspective. It can represent the cut and thrust of business life or the wit of social interchange. In its more negative sense it can suggest sarcasm and bloody-mindedness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: A spear represents the masculine in dreams and is a phallic symbol. Whether it appears in a man’s or a woman’s dream, it allows us to be conscious of the need to cut out nonsense and get straight to the point.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A battle between spearmen in a dream represents a blow of fate, a mishap, or a calamity.
The way to avoid such a mishap is by spending money and efforts on God’s path. Such a battle also could mean an attack against one’s religion, a calumny, or mocking another person’s faith, or speaking ill of righteous people, or being sarcastic about religion, or it could mean slander, defamation, confuting someone, defaming him, vilification, or making libelous statements against someone. Ifone sees himselfstabbing someone with a spear, a sword, a lance, or a wooden post in a dream, it means making or publishing libelous statements about someone, and in that case, he is the assailant and he is liable for his actions, also he will be subjected to the same destiny. Ifone stabs, wounds, or threatens someone with any of the above weapons, or if he points them toward the other person but does not attack him in the dream, it means that he will be tempted to slander or defame him, then he will withhold himself from doing so.
If one sees people fighting with spears in a dream, it means that a plague will strike that place, or it could mean rising prices.
If one sees them rebelling against the government in the dream, it means that prices will fall.... Islamic Dream Interpretation