If you burned yourself, have you got too close to the flames emotionally? Dreams in which you are burned alive or someone else is torched suggest the need for some kind of drastic change in your life. Rashes, sores and eczema are all unpleasant ailments that are not serious but uncomfortable as well as embarrassing. So if these conditions appear in a dream, what are you feeling ’sore,’ uncomfortable or embarrassed about? Although it may seem a big deal to you, your dream is telling you that you have no need to feel anxious as the situation is not as serious as you might think. The skin is a symbol of how you present yourself in public, so rashes are recognized as one of the most clearly psychosomatic disorders. In dreams, therefore, a skin rash can express lack of confidence in your ability to face the world. A dream bruise may reflect some emotional hurt or emerging health problem, whilst scars can carry their figurative sense of hurtful memories and suggest an awareness that emotional healing takes time.
For Jewish or Christian dreamers, boils may express feelings of guilt for how they have behaved towards someone in their waking life; this is because in the Bible, boils were the sixth of the ten plagues visited by God on the Egyptians to force Pharaoh to free the Israelites. Rough skin suggests a rough exterior, whilst burnt skin might indicate hurt in a relationship with the outside world or people.
If you are shedding skin like a snake, you are changing your way of life and leaving old attitudes behind. Spots and blemishes represent your sense of not being good enough in some way, and a feeling that other people see you as unattractive or see failings in you; they can also indicate shyness and the difficulties you experience being in the company of others.... The Element Encyclopedia
A symbol for disgust. However, this dream might also show that poison is leaving the body literally or figuratively, and that the disgust felt represents a wrong attitude toward life, constitutes repressed emotions, and is unwarranted. Always be glad when unacceptable parts of you (the shadow) find expression. That which is expressed cannot control us or remain to bother us again.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A boil as in a skin condition signifies an infection or contamination of a cherished idea.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being covered in boils signifies that we have offended a code of ethics and feel that we are ‘unclean’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a man to have such a dream indicates he is more likely to be seeking this in someone else.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See also under Food.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If pot is boiling over means too much negative energy, high emotions, anger; out of balance. See Blister.... The Dream Books Symbols
For a woman to dream that she goes into a cellar to see about a boiler foretells that sickness and losses will surround her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A reservoir of repressed anger. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Hot water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a boiling ocean symbolizes that you are being overwhelmed with turbulent emotions such as anger, rage and frustration.
If you dream of being in the boiling sea (either swimming or in a boat), this suggest that you are being swept up in your troubled or confused emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Hot water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of boils on your forehead, is significant of the sickness of some one near you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Extreme annoyance, possibly heated quarrels.
3. A need to release negative or “toxic” feelings. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the boil is on their lips it means they speak with unkind words... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream of seeing someone else with boils means you are sensitive to someone else’s anger.... My Dream Interpretation
The more unpleasant the dose, the better it will be for the dreamer.... Mystic Dream Book
(Also see Juice; Oil press; Wine press)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of being overweight. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Parched or barren ground is, however, a sign of inner conflict or exhaustion, suggesting that you should search your dreamscape for signs of hope. Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security, especially if you see it together with the sea.
If the sands are shifting, you may feel uncertain about what you want from life.
If you see sand in an hourglass, you are conscious of time running out.
If you are building sandcastles in your dream, this suggests that the structure of your life lacks permanence.
Mud symbolizes creation in many religions, specifically the creation of mankind. In the Bible, God molded Adam from a lump of clay and breathed life into him, and it is traditionally to clay and dust that human beings return. Ancient dream interpretation suggested that to dream of mud foretold finding great riches, while a dream in which you sank in mud would lead to a rapid recovery from illness. From a psychological viewpoint, mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which handled properly has potential for growth, but handled badly can drag you down. Mud in dreams can also represent past experiences—or your perception of them—as something that is holding you back, or in which you are stuck. Clear as mud paradoxically means that something is not clear at all. Are you unclear about a situation in which you are involved? See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a man to dream that he deals in oil, denotes unsuccessful love making, as he will expect unusual concessions.
For a woman to dream that she is anointed with oil, shows that she will be open to indiscreet advances. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Emotional upset or crisis (oil spill).
3. Problems increasing uncontrollably (oil spill).
4. Need for things to run smoothly (oil as lubrication).
5. Wealth. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If good oil turns putrid or stale in a dream, it means revoking one’s covenant, while if a putrid or a stale oil turns good in a dream, it means growing awareness, certitude and adopting a good standard in dealing with other.
(Also see Extracting oils from seeds; Olives) ... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The image of oil today also refers to environmental pollution. In addition to something dirty and destructive at work here, oil also has a capacity for healing: the ritual of oil offered to the dying, for example, a cleansing and strengthening function. We also think of oil change in a car, where clean oil is said to make for a more efficient engine.
The dream image, therefore, stands between pollution and cleansing.This is particularly appropriate, since “oil and water do not mix.
Do we need to pour oil on Water in order to smooth out the waves of emotions?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Psychologically; we may recognise that a situation can only be dealt with by removing the stress, e.g. ‘Pour oil on troubled water.’
3- Consecration and dedication.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see an oil field signifies that you have money coming.
To use an oilcan, buy oil, or pour oil, means you will be well rewarded for your efforts.
To spill oil is to lose money... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A woman who dreams that oil is poured upon her head, either as a matter of anointing or in connection with a shampoo of any kind, must beware of advances from a man who has not honorable intentions.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Looking at oil: everything is going smoothly (is “well oiled”). Burning oil: an unexpected windfall. Drinking oil: you are enjoying the best of health. Spilling oil: dealing with a string of unpleasant experiences. Oiling something: a reminder that courtesy will always get you further in life. Buying oil: you can expect to make a profit.
Depth Psychology: Oil can be a symbol of many things, among them being anointed with oil as a sign of maturity. Sometimes oil suggests avoiding friction and arguments—”pour oil on troubled waters!” Pouring oil onto the fire would mean emotions are “ignited.” Pouring oil: are you hoping to foil your enemies’ attack by having them “slip and fall”? Only you know the truth!... Dreamers Dictionary
Oiling machinery is a sign of recognition in your field of endeavor or in community affairs.
Buying oil predicts a happy improvement in love (or domestic) affairs but selling it suggests an inclination to cooperate in a questionable proposition—resist it! Cooking (or cooking with) oil suggests that a person of whom you are doubtful is in fact trustworthy; to drink oil is a sign of improving health for yourself or someone close to you.
Spilling oil indicates that you will soon have to “pour oil on troubled waters.
Anointing yourself with cosmetic oil or the use of medicated oil predicts that you will solve your current problems without outside assistance.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If, on the other hand, you are anointed with this substance it means that you have received exceptional knowledge that enables you to succeed in the particular circumstances in the dream. Oils are also used in perfumes and massages in order to care for and improve our skin, thus, it may refer to sensuality.
In traditional wisdom, if a man dreams that he is an oil trader he will become very rich. However, he will never be lucky in love.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you drizzled oil over your dream food, are you trying to smooth things over in waking life or are you pouring oil over troubled waters, perhaps because you are trying to keep the peace in some way?... The Element Encyclopedia
The oil is to the car as blood is to the body.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(Also see Sugar mill)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is the anti- heroic representation of abundance in a negative form, and we become acutely aware of the danger associated with it when it spills and poisons the environment. An oil spill in your dream is asking you to rethink your true relationship to abundance, wealth, and power.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To deal in it, denotes uncertain speculations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the oilcloth featured in your dream was shiny and/or new, it is a caution to stick to your own ideals and avoid anything even vaguely illicit To be thought square in the evening is better than hating yourself in the morning.
However, if the oilcloth in your dream was shabby or cracked, it signifies that you might benefit from a bit of a fling with the opposite sex.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If burned, then its light means guidance, and if heated to fry something, then it represents something valuable. Eating sesame oil or using it as an ointment in a dream means profits, comfort, honor, rank, good deeds, or having prior knowledge about something.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. A solid foundation for living is present. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If what he ruins is a cast of precious metal in the dream, then it denotes bad words he speaks, or jealousy and envy he carries.
(Also see Booty)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a stain on the garments of others, or on their flesh, foretells that some person will betray you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Stains are often signs of a bad conscience, feelings of guilt, or too casual an attitude toward life. Which is it in your case?... Dreamers Dictionary
If staining something, as furniture, note color. May be brightening up, redoing. See Spot.... The Dream Books Symbols
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. The predominant colors in stained glass may have meanings. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you discover a stain on clothing, it shows that you need to conduct a thorough cleaning in your daily life. The stain might be related to some shady affair in which you have participated or intend to take part.
Stair The essential ideas tied to the ladder’s image are: ascension, gradation, and communication between the various levels of verticality. The dreams in which stairs appear are very common and have great symbolic significance.
If you climb the stairs it means the need to move up in life, either at a personal or professional level. It suggests that although it takes a lot of effort, you ultimately achieve your reward. It also indicates a desire for spiritual and social elevation, an attempt to reach the light of consciousness and remain there. If, however, you are going down the stairs it reveals a retreat from your goal or your responsibilities. But also a desire to dig into the unconscious. A step that is missing demonstrates psychic fractures. In particular, the spiral staircase indicates tortuous mental processes; the weight of life. The biblical story of Jacob’s ladder symbolizes communication between this world and the spiritual. In psychological terms, it would be the means of contact between your true self and your ego. (See GETTING DOWN and GOING UP)
Any staircase, but especially a marbled one, represents a state of joy and achievement in life. According to the reverse symbolism, to climb it predicts ruin; but if we follow a criterion of analogy it is a sign of happiness. To descend the stairs reveals treasures. And falling down the stairs means loss of fortune, risk, or failure.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. A secure, happy future.
3. Sexual desire toward an individual. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A flooded toilet in a dream means distress, pregnancy, or prosperity.
To fall into a toilet in a dream means imprisonment. Pouring honey or milk into the toilet bowl, or urinating blood in a dream means sodomizing. Looking into the toilet bowl and finding blood in it in a dream implies that one engages in the forbidden sexual intercourse with his wife during her menstrual period. Atoilet in a dream also represents a guard.
(Also see Bathroom)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is a bathroom and toilet: possibly includes the need for cleaning up one’s sexual attitudes or general attitude to others and self.
Example: ‘1 am in a toilet and people can see me. Sometimes the walls fall down. Once I looked around and everyone was watching me.’ (Ms JR). This relationship with the toilet usually shows that one needs more privacy and time to oneself.
Example: ‘1 go to the toilet and it is full up to the brim.
It is disgusting, and I can’t go’ (Alan). Alan went on to say he is often awake in his dreams and if anything unpleasant happens he wakes himself to avoid it. Alan shows great difficulty in meeting the very biological, blood and guts, and sexual side of himself. This may lead to living a very intellectual or sweet- ness-and-light son of life; occasionally suggests the body needs cleansing. Not being able to go to the toilet: as with Alan, a difficulty in expressing the more natural and down-to- earth aspects of self; holding back sexuality or emotions; being selfish and not sharing or giving’ of oneself.
Example: ‘I was watching my teddy bear go to the toilet. It fell down and disappeared’ (Jackson S). Jackson was very young and just learning to sit on the toilet by himself. His dream shows him meeting the fear of falling down it. He has seen things disappear for ever, and this disturbs him. He uses his bear as himself. This aspect of the toilet can depict the magical, hidden, or unseen world into which we disappear in sleep—the unconscious.
Toilet bowl: the pan of us which can deal with the body wastes, and the emotions we need to discharge, female sexual organ, ‘sexpot’. Going to the toilet: expressing oneself; releasing feelings, often creative; letting go of tightly held attitudes or sexuality; acceptance of one’s own natural drives and needs. What we put down the toilet: what we consider to be the least important or most unpleasant aspects of ourself or our experience; what we want to get out of our life. My small son, who had depended for long years on a pacifier, one day decided he no longer wanted to have that dependency, or be seen as needing it. He took the pacifier out of his mouth, put it down the toilet and flushed it away. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The suggestion here is to “let go.”
From time immemorial, the toilet has been seen as a dark and scary place—in dreams, all places connected to natural functions are demonized.
It is the place of forbidden sexuality—self-gratification and homosexuality—a place full of danger and frightening activities.
It is a place where ghosts and devils do their bad deeds, and the reason why toilets in the past were always outside.
It is a place of taboos, of secrets and forbidden things, a place where budding sexuality and puberty fantasies run amuck.
This dream image also expresses the finality of nature. On one hand, it addresses everything that is transitory and points out that everything material will pass on and has no value. On the other hand, it addresses the meaning of accomplishment, completion. It is, again, an example of the alchemistic idea that gold can be made out of feces. In one sense, the toilet is the place where products are transformed. Such dream images almost always point to a necessary change: you must let go of something, while, at the same time, you must produce something positive. In Norse fables, King Olaf warns his guests not to go to the toilet alone during the night, because they might end up in a dangerous adventure with the Devil.
The toilet has also been considered the place of ghosts.
According to Jung, it is the place of the highest creativity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Something wrong with the toilet could suggest that we are emotionally blocked. Going to an unfamiliar toilet suggests we are in a position where we do not know what the outcome to a situation will be. Cleaning a dirty toilet suggests we arc losing our ‘prudish’ attitude.
3- Spiritually a toilet suggests that we have the means at our disposal to cleanse away the negative.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The toilet is a symbol of relief from emotional ballast, of getting the internal household in order, of unloading unwanted pressure. See Excrement.... Dreamers Dictionary
If it is overflowing, the blockage is causing a difficulty in controlling our emotions at the present time. Going to an unfamiliar toilet suggests we are in a position where we do not know what the outcome to a situation will be. Cleaning a dirty toilet suggests we are losing our ‘prudish’ attitude, and may have gone through some kind of internal epiphany.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of flushing yourself down the toilet, you can no longer hide your feelings about a certain situation that has been making you feel overwhelmed.
To dream that you are watched while you are using the toilet, signifies your frustrations about getting enough privacy. It may also indicate that you are having difficulties letting go of old emotions.
If you reveal these feelings, you are afraid that others around you will judge and criticize you.
To dream of a clogged toilet represents repressed or pent up emotions that need to be released and expressed. Also see “Plunger.”... My Dream Interpretation
Otherwise, see under Bowel Movement, Feces, Urine, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If toilet is stopped up, you are blocking the cleansing process by hanging on to negative experiences.... The Dream Books Symbols
A toilet dream could reflect something as simple as the feeling that one has unloaded something that was burdening him or her, or even releasing tightly held feelings.
The dream might also be drawing on the meaning of such common idioms as “in the toilet” or “down the toilet.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Perhaps you were searching frantically for a toilet in your dream, but couldn’t find one.
If this is the case, you need to find the catalyst for emotional release. Dreams about being clogged-up, or about a lack of toilets, are not so much about emotional baggage as about a lack of proper outlets for your own creativity and selfexpression. They can also suggest that you are the kind of person who takes on the problems of other people, leaving no room for your own.
Dreams about frustrating attempts to find a toilet could also suggest that you have over-committed yourself in waking life, and that there is no opportunity for you to express your own feelings and talents. On the other hand, you may also feel that you have been taken advantage of or dumped on by someone in waking life? Finally, such dreams may also be due simply to a physical need to pee in the night.
Other elimination dreams include using a toilet in a strange place, in front of people or in the middle of a conversation. In such dreams, the elimination represents the expression of an opinion or insight unsuitable for public consumption, or not appropriate to the situation. It could also reveal concern that you might have been too impulsive in the way you have expressed yourself, and your dreaming mind is urging you to bear in mind the possible impact of your words.
If you can’t find a private toilet in your dream, perhaps you are living or working in a crowded environment and your dreaming mind is compensating for a lack of privacy and personal space in your waking life.
If you dream of a bathroom and a toilet, this may suggest your need to clean up your sexual attitudes or attitude to others and yourself.
If you put anything down a toilet in your dream, take careful note of what it is, as it will symbolize what your dreaming mind considers to be the least important or unpleasant aspect of yourself or your experience. Urine suggests letting go of strained feelings or the release of sexual feelings. Feces indicate letting go of parts of yourself that you need to let go of. It can also indicate new beginnings, as excrement makes great fertilizer. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights a need to be free of responsibility, or sometimes the need to be uninhibited.
If you are eliminating over someone in your dream, this can indicate a repressed desire to belittle that person or feel superior.
Playing with excrement can represent money, so playing with it in a dream may suggest anxiety about money and fear of responsibility.
If the excrement is transformed into an animal, this suggests that the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he or she is responsible for managing their own instincts.
If you are vomiting in your dream, this indicates a discharging of unpleasant feelings, or experiencing something unpleasant. Finally, if you realize you are sweating in a dream, you are alerted to the amount of energy you may be expending handling your own emotions and fears in waking life.
... The Element Encyclopedia
• Toilet dreams also refer to your basic needs in life and how these needs are or, are not, being met. Are you too busy to deal with your pent up emotions? Or are you being over emotional and dumping too much on your friends and family? Toilet dreams do, on occasion, indicate a genuine physical need and you’ll wake wanting to pee.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary