Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
• They may be represented by your parents, boss, pastor or any other figure who is set over you in an administrative or spiritual position.
If you dream of an authority in a positive light, then it could indicate that your leadership is being accepted and that you are growing in that area.
• It could mean that you are attaining to that level of leadership and authority in your spiritual walk.
• If they are authorities from worldly circles, they could speak of archetypes and mindsets that control your thinking.
Negative: Dreaming of being in bondage to an authority would mean that you are under some form of oppression or attack.
• Perhaps you are being controlled by influences not of God and been brought under the domination of something that is against the Word. It may also indicate that you are trying to dominate and impose your own will on others.
Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to higher authorities.
For there is no authority except from God: those that exist are ordained by God.
• The highest authority is naturally the Lord Himself.
• I will often see this depicted as an umbrella in the spirit. I will see someone with an umbrella above them with holes in it. Or I will perhaps see that they are not standing under the umbrella away from the storm.
• When I see this I know that the Lord is saying that this person’s authority is not covering them correctly. Secondly they are not under cover at all and are under attack.
• As the Scripture says, all authority ultimately comes from the Lord. Negative: To rebel against an authority that you personally know God has told you to be under, is tantamount to rebelling against the Lord Himself.
See also: Father • ... The Way of Dreams and Visions
If they are seen in use, you will lose in speculation.
For a woman to lose a broom, foretells that she will prove a disagreeable and slovenly wife and housekeeper. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Sometimes magic, especially female “magic” or power and the ability to “ﬂy” away.
3. A domestic situation needs to be straightened out or “tidied.” 4. Money is coming soon (new broom). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A broom in a dream also represents an employee, a housekeeper, or a servant. Sweeping the floors of one’s house with a broom in a dream means becoming poor, or it could mean the death of a sick person in that house, or the distribution of one’s property and possessions after his death. Sweeping a floor and collecting the trash in a dustpan in a dream means profiting from a project. Abroom in a dream also may mean recovering from depression, overcoming difficulties, or satisfying one’s debts.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a broom standing in a corner means that you must examine your way of life to see if you are living up to your full potential.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
An ancient emblem of womanhood that was later turned into a phallic symbol by the Church.
Having a bad case of the cleaning or organizational bug either at home, or toward a specific project or goal. What exactly does the broom sweep away?
Luck and friendship. According to folk beliefs, brooms found in new homes may be used to sweep out bad fortune, and sweep in good energy and warm feelings.
Jumping over a broom handle is a symbol of fertility and transition into a new life. This was part of many rural European and Gypsy wedding rituals.
Flying on a broom: Potentially a sexual dream in which the broom handle equates to the penis.
Woman’s magic. Witches were sometimes called broom amazons in the Middle Ages.... The Language of Dreams
Associated with witches, a broom appearing in a dream may point out that someone is acting like a witch or seems to have supernatural powers over you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: The broom could be a warning about destructive attitudes or negative emotions—sweep out all spiritual and mental “garbage.”... Dreamers Dictionary
If the broom is new, it implies good news and/or success.
If the broom is old and dirty, however, making the necessary changes in your life is going to be more difficult and take longer than you think.
Dreaming of the plant broom indicates that you are feeling bitter about something in your life, or that you feel that your life is barren and joyless.
If the plant is flowering, however, there is a chance for a new start.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the dreamer is sweeping, do not speculate.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you hit someone (or something) with a broom, it signifies a surprising change for the better.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dreamed of flying on a broomstick, this represents a situation with a negative or heartless female in your life.
If your flight was smooth and you flew high, you will triumph in this situation. But if you had trouble maintaining height and speed, or your flight was troublesome, you feel powerless in controlling the situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To see a celebrity in your dream symbolizes certain attributes or features that they possess. Pay attention to any recent events or occurrences in your life, and see if there are any similarities between them and the celebrity in the dream. Often, we develop a fixation on a celebrity and this can be incorporated into dreams. They possess attributes that we sometimes wish we had and are often seen as status symbols. Consider if the celebrity’s name has any meaning.
The dream could be a play on their name.
To dream that you are good friends with a celebrity may suggest that you wish a friend or family member possessed similar traits. Determine the traits the celebrity possesses, so you know what qualities you wish your friend or family had. **Refer to actor.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are a celebrity denotes that you desire to fly higher then your social life and means allow.
To dream a loved one becomes a celebrity shows that you have a secret fear of losing this person to the world.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that a friend or lover becomes a celebrity suggests your fear of losing the friendship and loyalty of this person.
To see a celebrity in your dream, or even to be dating or making out with a famous celebrity in your dream, represents your understanding about him or her and the feelings he/she generates in you. Something in your waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings.
If you dream about being friends with a celebrity, your dream is telling you that you should have higher self-esteem. You are worth believing in. You need to work on believing that you are a special person.
It is not uncommon that a real-life obsession with a certain celebrity may carry over onto your dream world. Celebrities are often seen as heroes and role models for certain qualities or the fame and acceptance we want to achieve ourselves.
To dream about a celebrity dying signifies that your feelings about that person are changing significantly. Perhaps you no longer admire what they once represented to you. Alternatively, you may want to repress that aspect of yourself that is represented by that celebrity.... My Dream Interpretation
The essence of a particular celebrity’s image can be distilled into a character aspect by the ways in which we perceive the person. Millions of people hold the same projected image of celebrities.
The power of all that magnified perception endows them with superhuman status and removes any sense of the person underneath the persona. Celebrities show up in our dreams when the stakes are a little higher in terms of what we’re dreaming about. By providing a more powerful image, the unconscious is telling you to pay more attention. Approach the interpretation the same way you would anyone in your dreams.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As well as giving you temporary gratification and adding a hint of glamor to your life (perhaps in compensation for anxieties about your personal appearance or boredom with the routine of your life), your dream celebrity may have had another purpose. A dream of Clint Eastwood or John Wayne or other celebrated icons of manliness may, if you are a man, have been acting out your anima; if you are a woman, your animus may have been Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn. Any of these stars may have highlighted personal qualities that you greatly admire, would like to possess or are relevant to your current situation. For example, if you dreamed of Nelson Mandela, would you like—or do you need—to become more compassionate, patient and tolerant? It may also be that you long to change your direction in life and your dreaming mind has summoned up a representative to encourage and inspire you to follow your dreams.
If you secretly yearn to be a singer / songwriter, a dream of sharing the stage with a top group and together sending the crowd wild may encourage you to pursue your vision. Finally, bear in mind that whenever a celebrity appears in your dream, they are typically someone you have admired for a long time; such a dream may also suggest that you want some of the recognition that routinely comes their way. Maybe your role in waking life is hidden from view? Being singled out by a celebrity in your dream—no doubt to the envy of your dream friends who suddenly see you with new admiring eyes—suggests that you somehow feel undervalued in your waking life or taken for granted by those around you.... The Element Encyclopedia
• Look at your relationship with your immediate community are you yearning to slow down? Do you feel overwhelmed by others demands to the point where you feel out of control? • Or perhaps you feel isolated and lost within your dream city reflecting similar feelings within your waking community.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
This may symbolize libido: some consuming emotion.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
1- To dream of crossing a border or frontier from one placc to another represents making great changes in life, actively instigating a change from one state to another, perhaps taking ourselves from the past to the future, or causing other people round us to make those changes.
2- Psychologically when we cross from one way of life to another such as changing from puberty to adulthood or from middle age to old age we need to depict this by creating an actual marker. In dreams for a frontier to appear is crossing a barrier within ourselves.
3- Spiritually, we have a new experience ahead of us which we can use on our way towards enlightenment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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
If the light and rays of the sun are seen shining on someone the interpretation is the same as above.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you see others infirm, denotes that you may have various troubles and disappointments in business.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Ability to communicate and be understood or heard.
3. Business matters must be completed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If however, the necktie is drawn too tightly, then a condition of entrapment may be causing the dreamer some anxiety. (See also Knot, Noose.)... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2. A change for the better (to change into clean ones).
3. Exposure, shame, embarrassment (to be caught in).
4. Feminine self; an exploration of sexuality. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one defecates in his underpants in a dream, it means a fight with his wife after which he will pay her something he owes her, or it could mean a fight that will end in divorce.
If one wears his underpants inside-out in his dream, it means that he indulges in the loathsome and forbidden act of anal intercourse with his wife.
If one sees himself wearing his underpants without the underwear shirt in a dream, it means poverty. Wearing fancy underpants in a dream means travels, or financial growth. Wearing new underpants in a dream means protecting one’s chastity. Giving away one’s old underpants in a dream means relief from difficulties.
(Also see Underwear; Pants)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of that you are a patient may indicate that you need to be more patient in your daily life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A pleasant surprise is on the way.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To pay a penalty, denotes sickness and financial loss.
To escape the payment, you will be victor in some contest.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. To feel distance from or “out of the game,” out of sync with society (to be penalized for a foul).
3. Reverse: success, victory is achieved through determination and honest hard work. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Most dream analysts agree that one of the most helpful aspects of dream interpretation is that it helps present to you in symbolic language the challenges you are facing in waking life so that you can understand them and yourself better. These challenges can often be represented by symbols that are easy to understand, but in some cases these symbols appear to have no clear-cut explanation.
This chapter explores those symbols that seem to have no obvious associations and suggests ways for you to interpret them. Bear in mind, however, that in some instances the nature of your problem in waking life might not be at all evident to you. It may simply be that you have lost your sense of purpose but, because you have been so busy with your routines, you have not consciously realized that something is amiss. Your unconscious mind, however, will have picked up on this; a dream that depicts you wandering in a maze, for example, may be an attempt to make you consciously aware of your lack of direction so that you can do something about it. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY; MIND, BODY, SPIRIT.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you think the celebrity represents a quality in yourself you’d like to foster, don’t assume you have to copy them and follow their life path. Remember dreams only depict the essence of something; the way you choose to put that energy to work, and how it appears in your life, is entirely up to you.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you rolled your sleeves up in your dream, is a forthcoming task looming large in waking life, or are you in danger of going bankrupt and ‘losing the shirt off your back’? A dream that features a shirt may be associated with gambling—putting one’s shirt—on a horse.
If you were choked by a tight collar, scarf or tie in your dream, your unconscious may have been drawing attention to feelings of restriction, maybe in relation to your work, as collars and neckties tend to be worn by professionals. A tie is sometimes a sexual symbol, but it also represents something that can choke feelings.
If the tie is colorful, this might represent a creative new approach. To dream of stitching a shirt or item of clothing suggests that repairs are needed in some areas of your life.
If you find yourself sewing a patch on your shirt, was your unconscious speaking in puns? Is there something in your life that needs patching up? Or have you been trying to hide something about yourself from others, such as the big heart you used to wear on your sleeve?... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Band; Bond’; Captivated; Contract; Fond; Knot; Untying something)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A tie separates the head from the heart and thus might be telling you about someone who values his thinking more than the love inside him.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For some it can represent correctness and good behaviour, whereas for others, presumably because of its shape, it will signify the phallus and thus masculine power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A tie can represent a sense of restriction where responsibility is concerned.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Our connection to other portions of the self.
Ties to other people or situations that may or may not be desirable.
The network of life that goes beyond time, space, and dimensions. This type of dream helps you to recognize your place in the greater scheme of things, and the importance of each individual.
Too much attachment, the need to loosen binding ties.
A necktie represents business matters, protocol, and attention to the social graces.
It is worn when we wish to present a specific image of ourselves to others, or as a recognition of a societal expectation (see Clothes).
Bow ties speak of old-fashioned formality. Possibly you are trying to be too conventional or reserved with regard to a project, person, or situation.... The Language of Dreams
If members of various professional bodies appeared in your dream, such as doctors, dentists or pilots, try to make a link with the profession they represent and the relevant area of your waking life, as your unconscious may be offering you inspirational or helpful advice.
When the main point of interest in your dream is the occupation or profession, there is typically a good reason why your unconscious has highlighted that particular job. For example, members of the caring professions in dreams, such as nurses, nuns, charity or voluntary workers, may suggest a more compassionate side to your nature, or the side of yourself that has a vocation in life. In men, these images may suggest the importance of non-sexual relationships. For more information about specific occupations and people at work, see SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia