To oversimplify the difference between Freud and Adler, Freud focused on sex and aggression and Adler focused on power and status. Adler viewed much human motivation as originating during the lengthy period of child- hood, when we are relatively powerless to control our lives. In response to this feeling of helpless- ness, the human being, according to Adler, develops a powerful urge to master his or her world. This desire for control and mastery becomes the central drive in human life.
Dreams would clearly have a different significance for Adler than they had for Freud. In Freudian theory, dreams are fundamentally arenas within which inner tensions, many of them safely hidden from view in the unconscious, could be safely discharged. Often these tensions have roots in infantile conflicts, making dreams pasoriented. For Adler, on the other hand, dreams become part of the larger project of the individual to master his or her life. In particular, dreams come about as a result of an effort—whether that effort is effective or not—to anticipate future situations, so as to allow us to imaginatively prepare for them. Although dreams are intended to help the dreamer acquire more control over his or her world, Adler recognized that many dreams are maladaptive, in the sense that, if one were to actu- ally follow their guidance, the practical results would be to detract from, rather than enhance, the goal of mastery over one’s environment.
Adler’s views provide a radically different perspective on dreams from Freud’s. For Freud dreams serve to discharge inner tensions originat- ing in the past and hidden in the unconscious, whereas for Adler the function of dreams is to anticipate the future. Also, one of the results of Adler’s portrayal of dreams is to make them more related to the thoughts and motivations of waking consciousness, in marked contrast to Freud’s portrayal, which emphasizes the disjunction between the waking and the dreaming state. Adler’s ideas, particularly as developed and for- mulated by later theorists, have influenced many contemporary therapists.... Dreampedia
See also Church and Bell.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.
If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.
A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?
Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Bellows; Trumpet of Resurrection)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Blowing over a fire presages slander; doing it loudly with the mouth, evil- speaking.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For a banker to dream of borrowing from another bank, a run on his own will leave him in a state of collapse, unless he accepts this warning.
If another borrows from you, help in time of need will be extended or offered you. True friends will attend you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The borrowed object also could signify prosperity and success in one’s life, or it could mean committing a shameful act, suffering from a scandal, or a warning which implies the need to avoid a scandal, deceit or corruption. Borrowingor lending in a dream represents the importance of, or one’s need for such an object or his love for it. Thus, the enchantment which is derived from borrowing or lending an object to satisfy such things as love, attachment or need may be temporary.
To borrow a bad object or something which is used for evil purpose or something one can do without, or an unnecessary thing means that one will suffer because of it, though one’s sufferings will not last.
To borrow a vehicle in a dream means to carry the lender’s burdens or liability.
(Also see Lending; Loan)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a woman sees herselfbowing before God Almighty in prayers in a dream, it means repentance and exalting her name by protecting her chastity.
(Also see Prayers)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a young woman meets a bull, she will have an offer of marriage, but, by declining this offer, she will better her fortune.
To see a bull goring a person, misfortune from unwisely using another’s possessions will overtake you.
To dream of a white bull, denotes that you will lift yourself up to a higher plane of life than those who persist in making material things their God. It usually denotes gain. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself owning a herd of steers in a dream, it means receiving a governmental office and a vast authority should he qualify for it. His employees’ support depends on how manageable is his herd. Ifa man sees himselfriding a steer in a dream, it means dealing with a government employee. It also means that he will acquire what he intends. Seeing a bull in a dream also means fame. Ifone sees himselfeating the head of a steer or a bull in a dream, it also means winning a leadership seat in the government, except if the bull is red. Ifone is a merchant, then it means profit and prosperity for that year.
If a steer is transformed into a wolf in a dream, it means that a government’s employee will turn corrupt.
A white bull in a dream means glad tidings and profits.
If a steer or a cow butts against someone in the dream, it means that God is displeased with him. Eating bull’s meat in a dream means financial comfort.
If a bull bites someone in a dream, it means suffering from an illness or begetting children who will grow to be honorable and righteous people. Ifone sees an ox mooing at him in the dream, it means undertaking a distant or a longjourney. Ifa farmer sees an ox plowing his fields in a dream, it means a good harvest for that year.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The bull in your dream could represent powerful sexual energy, stubbornness, strength, and, at times, clumsiness. It could also symbolize optimism about the future and an ability to focus on a specific goal. Bulls can represent tenacity and a very strong will. Finally, since the bull is associated with the color red, some believe that it symbolizes the first chakra, which is the energy center located at the base of the spine that represents this material world.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The aggressive bull often shows the frustration ansing from these basic drives being taunted or thwarted; for instance a person may wish for a family, yet be frustrated by a form ol sexuality in their partner which does not care for the instinctive drive for children.
The killed bull is a killing of these drives; if sacrificed, though, it may show self-giving.
The rid den bull in dreams shows a harmony between self awareness and its decision making, and the basic ‘animal’ drives. Idioms: like a bull at a gate, bull in a china shop, red rag to a bull; score a bull’s eye; take the bull by the horns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- In dreams the bull represents the masculine principle and fertility. It also can indicate the way we handle male sexuality.
2- The bull appearing in a dream can point to the dreamer’s own stubbornness.
3- fhe bull is connected with the moon goddesses and also represents Taurus in the Zodiac.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If it is a white bull, then it will be a gain in love and friendship.
To be chased by a bull means you should be careful in your business dealings.
To fight a bull or be at a bullfight means there are many different forces at work and you need to concentrate your efforts on one particular path of advancement.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A potent masculine nature evidencing itself. Stubbornness (e.g., being “bull headed”).
The Sumerians believed that the stomping hooves of a bull could bring nourishing rain to the land. Minoans also used bulls as a fertility emblem.
Inventive inception. Zoroastrian priests (the Magi) taught that a slain bull’s soul became the germ of creation.
Leadership skills, or their development. In Egypt, the kings and Pharaohs were often called bulls. Among the ancient Israelites, Yahweh was called the Bull of Israel.
Buddhist: The ego and mortal self.
Taming a bull: Bringing your anger or masculine side under control, or taking control of a situation (e.g., “seize the bull by the horns”).
A situation that was handled clumsily (e.g., a “hull in a china shop”).
Sacrifice of one valued thing in the hopes of obtaining another. Bulls were regularly used as offerings to the gods, like El in Phoenicia, Attis and Mithras in Rome, and the Oak god of the Druids (see Altar, Carcass).... The Language of Dreams
To see an untamed raging bull suggests that you may be expressing your sexuality too openly.
The bull may also reflect someone you know who was born under the astrological sign of Taurus.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The bull also symbolizes wisdom and security, so a strong and calm bull indicates financial growth through one’s own efforts.
A mad, raging bull, however, hints at financial reverses due to rash and impulsive spending or investing. See “Calf”, “Cow”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
It is time for you to take some action and be more assertive. Alternatively, it may indicate that you are “being bull-headed”. May you need to make a little compromise in a situation.
To see an untamed, raging bull represents that your passions may be out of control. Finally, the bull may represent a person in your life who is born under the Taurus sign. Also see “Bullfight”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of a bullfight, you are being warned to take decisive action to clear up an unpleasant personal situation.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) The bull may refer to your masculinity (whether you are a man or a woman).
If you are a woman, it may refer to the opposite sex - perhaps expressing your (unconscious) feelings about men in general or a particular man.
(3) Animality’ may be symbolized. A man may experience his own sexuality as something bestial, getting in the way of his ‘higher5 pursuits; an object of disgust or fear.
Similarly, a woman may, consciously or unconsciously, see male sexuality as nasty and brutish; the same may apply to other aspects of masculinity - for example, the fighting, competitive aspect.
If a woman dreams of being chased by a bull, the meaning may be that she is afraid of sexual relations with men. The bull may represent the woman’s father - in which case she may need to dissolve her father fixation. In any case, the woman would need to assert her femininity, not repress it: her own confident femininity has power to tame wild male lust and transform it into tender sensual adoration.
(4) The taming or tethering of a bull may signify the harmonious integration of your animality, especially your sexuality, or the whole of the hidden, unconscious part of your psyche. See also section (8) below.
(5) The sacrifice of a bull may signify a victory (achieved or needed) of spirituality over animality. Sacrifice is the relinquishing or transforming of something in order to attain something more desirable. But the mere killing of a bull might signify the repression of emotion or instinct, or of your masculinity.
(6) Is it the proverbial bull in a china shop: the accident-prone blunderer, the person who never seems to have any luck and for whom everything goes wrong?
If so, the image may be seen as a warning that you need to change your self-image - which may entail changing your job or even your domestic situation.
It is no good thinking of making a living as a concert pianist if you have fingers missing. Take an honest look at yourself and build your career and your life on your strong points, not your weak ones. Give up your fantasies and take a good look at reality. Pay special attention to your dreams: they may now begin to reveal to
you your real strengths - buried talents, perhaps, that need to be dug up from your unconscious. (On persona)
Resist putting the blame for your ‘bad luck’ on someone or something else. Perhaps what we call ‘bad luck’ is actually brought about, not by chance, but by our innermost attitude towards life, which in turn is generated by a negative attitude towards ourselves.
(7) The bull may symbolize fertility (as in mythology). Your unconscious has the power to bring about new life if you allow it to penetrate your conscious mind.
(8) The bull may represent the self (in the Jungian sense), your true nature. Yes, those depths of the psyche that are despised or feared by the conscious ego may eventually be seen - by dint of constant self-exploration - as your true self.
(There are links here with (4) above. There is a famous series of Zen Buddhist drawings depicting the finding, tethering and taming of an ox, representing the search for one’s true nature and its discovery and realization through wrestling with and controlling one’s wild and stubborn egoistic self.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming of a wild bull signals that you have a great capacity for creativity.
If it pursues you, if means that you can no longer contain your impulses. You should find a way to free them, as they could lead to an internal disequilibrium. You should not forget that the bull is a frequently used symbol to refer to procreation and sexual wantonness. In this sense, if a man dreams of a bull, it represents his virility.
If it is a woman, it refers to someone of the opposite sex.
If the bull is wild and unbroken, then your passions are out of control.
If you dream of a bullfight, it expresses the power that you have over your lustful and negative feelings.
In mythology, the bull is considered a symbol of fertility. On the other hand, in antiquity there existed the belief that the roar of the bull produced in storms. Further, this animal is associated with the creative power of spring.
Dreaming of a bull is generally a sign of fertility and sexual power.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The bull is a mighty animal that spends most of its time not moving.
The medicine involved here is to know your own strength and trust your ability to take powerful action when the timing is right.
The bull is also connected to prosperity through several traditions, most notably Western astrology, where Taurus the Bull rules money and comfort.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The bull can also symbolize a large, powerful, and somewhat clumsy person (“a bull in a china shop”), as well as a person optimistic (bullish) about the future course of events, as in business.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the bull is aggressive, this shows the frustration that can arise from basic drives being thwarted. For example, a person may have a high libido and feel frustrated with a partner who does not care for sex as much.
If the bull is wounded or killed, this suggests a killing of natural urges or drives for sex and procreation.
If the bull is sacrificed, this can suggest generosity and self giving. The ridden bull indicates harmony between instinct and decision making.
In many cultures or myths around the bull there is the theme of the Hero confronting and overcoming the bull; for instance Theseus and the Minotaur. Victory over the bull therefore represents the human struggle and victory over instinctual or reactive forces influencing consciousness. From this victory a new life or consciousness can be born.... The Element Encyclopedia
The bull is a symbol of masculine (originally feminine) strengths, fertility, and potency. Also indicates that animalistic urges have been mastered. See Buffalo, Buck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If one meets you in a friendly way, you will rise in life, regardless of adverse criticisms and seditious interference of enemies. See Dog.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A bulldozer in a dream also represents someone who is carrying a difficult responsibility and who depends on a strong and courageous man to help him do it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A bulldozer may also indicate that extraneous things in your life may need to be cleared away—and cleared away quickly.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the bullet is being fired at the dreamer, it may be considered to be a warning of danger. If, however, the dreamer is firing the bullet, there is an awareness of one’s vulnerability.
2- There is a need to understand what ammunition the dreamer has available in the sense of resources to be used.
3- A bullet can represent the need for, and control of, sexual impregnation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are shooting bullets, then you are expressing your rage or desire to kill off an undesirable aspect of yourself or of your life.
If you are on the receiving end of the bullet, you are feeling guilty about an indiscretion. See Kill and Gun.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the bullet is being fired at us, it may be considered to be a warning of danger. If, however, we are firing the bullet, it shows we have become aware of our own vulnerability and, perhaps, lack of control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being hit by a bullet, suggests that you need to persevere and endure the difficult times in order to reach your goals. Also see “Bulletproof Vest.”... My Dream Interpretation
If the ammunition belongs to someone else, this represents things that you feel other people can use against you, such as lies, anger and so on.
If you have the ammunition, it can represent assets you have that can build your confidence, things you could say or do to wound others if you had to.
If you run out or don’t have any ammunition, you may be feeling hopeless about a situation and unable to defend your position.... The Element Encyclopedia
A lead bullet thrown at you by a strange person means that you will be slandered by someone you have trusted.
To dream of finding a bullet is a sign of someone plotting against you.
If you are hit with one this is to warn you to have a medical checkup immediately, and if you see a bullet, or several, do not do or say anything that can be misconstrued as you could lay yourself open to some very bad scandal.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you are hit with one this is to warn you to have a medical checkup immediately, and if you see a bullet, or several, do not do or say anything that can be misconstrued as you could lay yourself open to some very bad scandal.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The archetype of the bully manifests the core truth that the spirit is always stronger than the body, and your relationship to this archetype should be evaluated within a framework far more expansive than evaluating whether you bully people or are being bullied. Consider whether in waking life you are giving up on things and people too easily. Conventional wisdom holds that underneath a bully is a coward trying to keep others from discovering his or her true identity.
If the theme of cowardice or intimidation by a boss, teacher or gang of thugs appears in your dreams, perhaps your unconscious is urging you to stand up to being bullied by your own inner fears.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you were being bullied, you are likely to hear some pleasant financial news shortly.
To dream of watching others being bullied indicates the accomplishment of a secret ambition.... My Dream Interpretation
A broiled calf meat in a dream means appeasement of one’s fears or glad tidings of a firstborn son, or it could mean distress, trouble and disobedience.
If a woman sees a calf adorned with golden ornaments and jewelry in her dream, it means happiness, joy and celebrations. On the other hand, an adorned calf in a dream also could mean temptations and corruption. Eating calf meat in a dream means money gained from a man or a woman.
If one sees himself carrying a calf into his house in a dream, it means distress, sorrow and dismay.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The calf usually represents superficial amusement, a carefree, frivolous attitude. Pay more attention to personal growth and maturity and, most of all, independence.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of a white calf, then your prayers are being answered. See Buffalo.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A butchered calf indicates a disillusionment; a frisky calf is a happy omen for marriages or affairs of the heart For a man to dream he is admiring the calf of a woman’s leg is a warning to guard his credit... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you be single, it denotes an early marriage and a luxurious home.
To hear one at night is despair, and cause for tears you will have.
To dream of seeing cocks fight, you will leave your family because of quarrels and infidelity. This dream usually announces some unexpected and sorrowful events.
The cock warned the Apostle Peter when he was about to perjure himself. It may also warn you in a dream when the meshes of the world are swaying you from ``the straight line’’ of spiritual wisdom. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are feeling lonely and unloved, you may have a dream in which you are making love. Many dream analysts describe these night-time idylls as wish-fulfillment compensatory dreams. In classic Freudian theory, dreams are thought to be vehicles for wish-fulfillment. In dreams, the dreamer can develop and satisfy complex wishes and desires that would not be allowed to seep through to consciousness in waking life. Although this theory can be quite complicated, put simply it suggests that dreams reflect your unconscious desires. For example, if you are having financial problems, you may dream of winning the lottery.
If you are worn out after weeks of hard work, you may dream of sunning yourself on a beach without a care in the world.
If you are worried about the way you look, you may dream of being a supermodel.
Bear in mind, though, that compensatory wish-fulfillment is just one explanation for uplifting dreams; the meaning of your dream will always remain personal to you. However much a dream may appear to be wish-fulfillment, it is still important to consider its many layers of meaning. Jung’s theories about alchemy may also help you understand feelings of both intense joy and of sadness in your dreams.
In his classic 1944 text Psychology and Alchemy, Jung concluded that the ancient tradition of alchemy could help us make sense of a universally valid truth—that one becomes aware of new meanings within the unconscious by seeing them mirrored in the world around us. This is the psychological phenomenon of projection—the placing of unknown and unfulfilled desires onto other people and things—a process Jung believed was often at work in dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a known young person, or if an old man compliments him in a dream, it means attaining success at their hand.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- One’s own death can often be used in dreams to explore others’ feelings about us.
3- Death is a transition from an awareness of the gross physical to the more spiritual self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Likewise, a poet has said; When the mission is accomplished loss becomes a apparent; wait for fall and decline as soon as it is said finished!... Islamic Dream Interpretation
So if you are digging in your dream, is there something you need to learn about your past? Or is there something you want to find out, a vital piece of information that will complete the picture? If you are uncovering an object or old bones, then you are probably becoming conscious of long buried memories and feelings from your past.
If you are trying to bury something, what are you trying to cover up or hide in waking life? Bear in mind the expressions associated with digging, too. Is someone having a dig at you in waking life? Did your dream reflect your entrenched, firmly held opinions? Or was your unconscious urging you to adopt a more down-to-earth approach? If you are a gardener, you will know that although the earth is the giver of sustenance, security and new life, each life cycle also has an end, so when earth figures in a dream, it may also indicate the end of a phase in life and the beginning of a new one
A dream about digging, watering or feeding the earth may therefore suggest your desire to begin a new phase. It could also depict your fear of unpalatable hidden truths being exposed in waking life. Anything growing from the earth in your dream shows something that has developed from the possibilities of your life, and who you are.
If your dream depicted you planting a seed, try to make a connection with your waking life. The dream seeds may refer to the planting of an intellectual or creative concept that has the potential to grow if placed in fertile ground and cared for. Then again, planting dreams may refer to your thoughts about starting a family. A dream of healthy crops may suggest that your waking ventures or family are flourishing.
If what you are taking from the earth is vegetables or things to eat, these are the fruits of your past efforts, and suggest benefits arising in your life. If, however, the earth in your dream is barren and nothing is growing, this could indicate that you are emotionally and physically exhausted by the demands of waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
The same happens when you use makeup yourself. Distorting your image can prevent you, momentarily, from seeing your own shortcomings. But sooner or later the mask will disappear and your disguise will not hide the truth any longer. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2- A dwarf may signify a small part of ourselves that needs consideration. This may be a stunted aspect of our personality which does not become apparent until we are prepared to take responsibility for it.
3- A dwarf symbolises the Unconscious and undifferentiated force of nature.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For instance we may have musical ability which was suppressed by the need to bnng up children. Also a pan of self malformed by painful childhood experience or lack of emotional nourishment. It may therefore be a link with our unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Looks on the elf as having no soul, and the dance of the elf is seen as a sexual temptation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The large ears on the elves represent attunement to the still small voice within.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a hideous or mean elf in your dream is a signal of distressing times.
To dream that a friend turns into an elf foretells good health and pleasurable social activities.... My Dream Interpretation
It is impossible to very dramatically shut the person out of thoughts and feelings. Just because the relationship ends does not mean that all is finished. As we go through relationships we learn and at times pick up “battle wounds.” You will continue to dream about your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend until you “let go” of them on a very important level, or until you learned your lessons from that relationship. Either way, dreaming about your ex-romance does not predict future involvement. It may be wish-fulfillment, reliving memories, or working out old issues. Dreams are very rarely prophetic. See also: People ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The dream may be a way of alerting you to the same or similar behavior in a current relationship. What you learned from that previous relationship may need to be applied to the present one so that you do not repeat the same mistake.
If you dreamed of getting back together with an ex, see “Reuniting.” If you dreamed about your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, the dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship.
If you dreamed about your ex’s new girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to this person.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Meeting a person you know: the feelings you have for the person in the dream are the same as those you have for a friend in real life.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you don’t have one in real life, the dream represents a desire for more affection and appreciation. This dream may equally spring from anxiety or from sexual excitement. Often, the girl is actually a reflection of yourself, so take note of how you treat her, because that represents your own self-image. Most girlfriend dreams involve travel - if yours doesn’t, you may be overdue for a trip.
If you dream of fooling around with somebody else’s girlfriend, you are suppressing passion in your waking life.... My Dream Interpretation
If this dream is about your ex-girlfriend, see Ex-Girlfriend.
If this is your friend, see Friend.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in our mind, or we need to search for – and find – qualities belonging to the friend in her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- The game of golf can represent many things in a dream sequence. As with many games, it can represent belonging to a team, but conversely it can also represent our own individual achievement.
To be playing such a game indicates that we need freedom of movement and clarity of vision.
2- Playing golf can often represent our need to show our prowess, to be able literally to drive as far as we can, and often is used within the context of business acumen.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the game, general atmosphere, and condition of the course was pleasant, your heart interests should flourish; however, if the game was a strain and/or the links not well-kept, you can expect a siege of heartburn.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you play golf in your waking life, such a dream might be calling forth the feelings that playing golf provides for you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If any of its contents are exposed, or ifthey peak from its opening end in the dream, it means divulging one’s secrets.
A gulf bag in a dream also represents the carrier who turns against his employer or betrays him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you imagine that you yourself are Grey, it is still fortunate, but indicates difficulties before success.... Mystic Dream Book
If the water level of such gulf rises at a time when the tides are low in the sea in a dream, it means a rebellion in the land.
The same conclusion is made when the opposite is true. In a dream, a gulf also represents a shelter and safety from havoc. Gulf in a dream also indicates the middle road, a middle man, an average person the level of whose righteousness or spirituality is summed from the degree of his ease, or it could represent serious devotion.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If your dream concerned a land-type gulf, see Abyss.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For instance, we may have half-completed a task and be aware of this, but do not know how to finish it. Often the dream images that appear can show us how to do this. Conversely, if in a dream we have only partially completed a task and are left feeling dissatisfied with what has happened, we perhaps need to consider in waking life what needs to be done to enable us to complete the action in the dream. What would we have done had we been able to complete it?
2- To have only half of what we feel we should have - for instance in quantity perhaps only to have half of the food or drink we had expected, indicates that we are possibly selling ourselves short. We are not allowing ourselves to have what we need.
To dream of being half way up a hill or a mountain or halfway down a river would indicate that there is some indecision. We are not as motivated as we should, or could, be to continue with the task we have in hand. We have made an initial effort but greater effort is needed in order to be where we want to be. This type of dream is very often to do with either motivating ourselves or others.
To continually dream of slipping back, until we are only halfway through our task, to be repeating it over and over again, would indicate that we do not have the ability to complete it. There is perhaps an extra skill that we need to enable us to achieve success.
3- A degree of spiritual indecision is also indicated here.
The dreamer should look at where he wants to be spiritually... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of only getting half but you wanted the whole thing, this represents feeling unfulfilled.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of being half way up a hill or a mountain or halfway down a river would indicate that there is some lack of motivation. We have made an initial effort but more is needed in order for us to be where we want to be.
To continually dream of slipping back, until we are only halfway through our task, to be repeating it over and over again, would indicate that we do not have the ability to complete it. There is perhaps an extra skill that we need to enable us to achieve success.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, in waking life we may be aware of having only half-completed a task, but do not know how to finish it. Often the dream images that appear can show us how to do this. Conversely, if in a dream we have only partially completed a task and are left feeling dissatisfied with what has happened, we perhaps need to consider in waking life what needs to be done to enable us to complete the action in the dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Unit of measure)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If this isn’t the case, the malfunction could be a symbol for an aspect of yourself that isn’t working properly. A car, for example, could symbolize your energy or drive, and, if it breaks down, your lack of it. Are you in danger of running out of control? If a fuse blows in your dream, are you about to explode with frustration over someone or something?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you came across an oyster in your dream, was the shell open or closed? If the oyster shell was shut, it may be hinting that your unconscious contains a pearl of wisdom. Oysters are also traditionally thought to be aphrodisiacs, so is it time to reinvigorate your love life? If the oyster shell was empty, could your unconscious have been indicating events that have passed you by, or do you think the world is no longer your oyster? If a mussel features in your dream, this may suggest that you are afraid to reveal your soft, pulpy and vulnerable interior and are in a state of hiding. Another interpretation is that you are worried about your state of dependence, having attached yourself to someone or something because you believe that you cannot make it on your own. Consider also the homonym for mussel. Should a clam or clams appear in your dream are you closing up, withdrawing, withholding, avoiding, being reticent or clamming up in some way in waking life? Perhaps you are keeping a secret. Alternatively, it could be that something in your life feels sticky or uncomfortably close, as in clammy. On the other hand it may also imply happiness, euphoria, and that you are as happy as a clam.
If a freshwater or land-based snail featured in your dream, do you wish to creep into your shell or, as snails move slowly, is a project taking longer than you thought in waking life? Other interpretations for snail include: lacking in vitality or enthusiasm, needing to slow down or speed up, being ready to protect or defend yourself, and feeling at home wherever you go.
If slugs feature in your dream, this can suggest any of the following: that you are lacking in energy or vitality, functioning below par, being unenthusiastic or making slow but steady progress. They could also suggest a devious, unmannered or deceitful person, a slug or slime ball, that you are feeling vulnerable, or that you or someone else is being spineless and is acting in a cowardly manner.
Octopuses have numerous tentacles that operate independently, so could your unconscious have been commenting on your multitasking ability? As a sea creature, the octopus carries the energy of emotion and the many ways to hold or connect. In their positive form, these creatures reflect emotional depth and the ability to direct your energy in many directions without losing your center. A dream octopus may therefore suggest successful business deals or any other project involving much multitasking. It may also be associated with a person or situation that has many ways of holding or affecting you, such as a mother or a debt.
If a squid squirted a cloud of black ink in your face in your dream, could this be indicating that emotional conflicts are being obscured rather than confronted?... The Element Encyclopedia
A broken plow: you want to start something new, but your plans will probably fail. Seeing someone else plowing: you are looking at a task and wonder if you should take it on. It could be profitable.
Depth Psychology: The plow is a challenge to “plow under” past experiences, injuries, insults, old behavior, and attitudes. This gives you a chance to change the old into something new for the future; the “soil” on which you grow and build a new life will be healthier. See Earth.... Dreamers Dictionary
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
To see a shelfthat carries some unique or precious collectibles in one’s house or shop in a dream means that one may beget an intelligent son who is diversified and capable, and who will grow to become a renowned man of knowledge.
A shelfsupported with rods in a dream represents a chaste woman who protect her husband’s secrets.
A shelf in a dream also represents a trustworthy business partner who labors hard for the success of the business, and who respects and guards his partner’s interests.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The need to accomplish something. It frequently appears when the dreamer is feeling unproductive. May also be interpreted as a longing for a simple life in the country.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- The image of laying down a framework for success is implicit in sowing.
The actions which have to be gone through - such as preparing the ground, tilling the soil and so on are all evocative images even in today’s technological socicty. When this image appears in dreams, we need to look at circumstances around us and decide what we can gain most.
3- Sowing in a spiritual sense suggests creating the correct environment in which grow th can take place. It is, above all, the creative act.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The actions that have to be gone through – such as preparing the ground, tilling the soil and so on – are all evocative images even in today’s technological society. When this image appears in dreams, we need to look at circumstances around us and decide what we can gain most.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are sowing arid land, it indicates that you have not chosen the work that best suits you, and, in general you should re-think your profession.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If this is your case, the dream suggests guilt. But, at the same time, sulfur is a symbol of purification and improvement. And sometimes it is also associated with love, passion, eroticism, and wisdom.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To swallow dust or sand in a dream means poverty, giving someone a warning look, greed, or it could mean bribing someone in authority.
(Also see Chewing; Food)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of swallowing one’s pride signifies the necessity for humility, whilst something being hard to swallow shows that we have a need to overcome an obstacle.
2- When we arc holding back on emotion, we physically need to swallow. Swallowing therefore becomes an act of suppression which can be harmful.
3- The dreamer may be taking in more spirituality than he can comfortably process. It would be advisable to slow down and ‘digest’ his spiritual teachings more methodically.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The self, as defined by Jung, is both what we are consciously aware of, and the massive potential remaining unconscious.
The self has no known boundaries, for we do not yet know the end of what the mind is capable of, or what consciousness touches out of sight of waking.
The mass of experience and awareness which lies in the background of our waking awareness is like an inner guiding factor which, apart from expressing precise pieces in the form of remembered facts and events, guides us, if we listen, through intuition, feeling states, dreams or illumination. Its symbols are: a ring, a square area, a great tree, Christ, a shining being or animal, a talking animal, a strange stone or rock, symbols like the cross or mandala, a round table, God, a guru, an elephant, a crowned or shining snake. Here are some examples of the self in dreams.
Example: ‘1 am climbing a tree to get a stone. This stone has special powers that flower. I’m nearly there when I look down and notice that there aren’t any branches on the left side of the tree. This causes me to consider the possibility of falling and that in turn leads to a fear of climbing any higher. I wake with my heart beating strongly, but little feeling of fear.’ Example: 41 lopk into the third square, it was filled with an iridescent blue colour, shining and beautiful to look at, a beautiful substance. I felt it had to do with religion, but I couldn’t quite grasp it.1 Example: ‘I was in a small town with a group of men. We were standing in a small square praying. As I prayed I realised I could fly.’
Awareness of what the self holds is important. It contains what is our own personal wisdom and insight regarding life in general and particular.
It is not full of creeds and dogmas and conflict as are organised attempts to express the spiritual. But it does have its dark side.
To grasp the stone with special powers, understand the significance of the iridescent blue square, or find real uplift in prayer as these dreams depict, we need a clear rational mind which allows intuition and feeling but is not relinquished or lost in the immensity of the self. Touching the vastness of our being we may feel ourself to be vast, all knowing, a guru. In this state, Jung says, a person loses all sense of humour and drops ordinary human contacts. Functionally what happens is that as a defence against meeting our pain and childhood trauma as we enter this vast storehouse of our being, as a way of escaping the self responsibility for our condition, one might fly off into feelings of loving all things, of knowing the mystery of it all, of being the Buddha.
The problem is that while it might be true we are in essence the Christ, or have wisdom, these realisations are distorted by the undealt-with childhood traumas and longings. See aura; mandala. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To see others throwing up, symbolizes that you will realize someone who seemed nice is actually lying to you.... My Dream Interpretation
Vampires are often repelled by simple, natural things like daylight; they are also turned away by religious symbols in mythology.
Dreaming of these parasitic creatures can signify a number of things: that a part of your existence is having the life sucked out of it, that you need to take a closer look at the more tiresome aspects of your life and dispel the worries connected with them or that you need to employ some kind of self-protection or preservation. It may be that your partner is holding you back, or that your mother is trying to control every aspect of your life so that your energy is being drained away. It is also possible, but rare, that you are the one behaving in a parasitic manner and are subconsciously quite disturbed by it. Alternatively, to dream of seeing a vampire may indicate that you are feeling seductive, powerful and very sensual.
Werewolves and bats, like vampires, come out at night to suck people’s blood; just as vampires go through a metamorphosis to become bats, so too werewolves undergo a transformation from human beings during the full moon. It is thought that these creatures in your dream mean that there is something going on in your life that is awkward and difficult to deal with. To dream of a werewolf may also suggest that some part of your life is not what it seems. Both vampires and werewolves have been regarded as symbols of dark forces since medieval times. Both drain their victims of their vital essence. To imagine one or other of these creatures in your dream should be taken as a warning to distance yourself from someone in waking life who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. It could also refer to some activity or habit that is having a negative effect on you. Bear in mind that while werewolves are believed to have a particular preference for young women (suggesting dangerous sexual predators), vampires, their fanged fellow fiends of the night, are opportunistic killers who take their sustenance from any kind of human blood, be it a man’s, woman’s or child’s. So if you had a dream in which someone you know came too close for comfort before baring a set of needle sharp fangs, your dream may be alerting you to someone who is feeding off your energy, or else sponging off your fiancé and thriving at your expense.... The Element Encyclopedia
The werewolf may represents something in your life or in your own personality. When interpreting this dream, consider internal and external factors that generally seem normal but have a tendency to transform into undesirable, hurtful, or dangerous concerns in your life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dream that you are a werewolf, it suggests that some aspects of your personality are hurtful to your own well-being. You may be headed down an undesirable path.... My Dream Interpretation
The moon represents all that is unconscious, and when it is full, we are able to see more of what is usually hidden.
The werewolf is one of the most powerful symbols of the dark parts of human nature that must be faced when looking at the unknown.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If one sees his face white in the dream, it means sickness.
If he sees his cheeks radiant white in the dream, it means honor, bounty and a high rank in his community. White in a dream also represents elderly people.
(Also see Colors)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A desire to go through life undefiled.
The color white in a dream points to purity—the dreamer is either living a pure life or is longing for it. One is seeking cleansing, and probably is already cleansed in a certain sense, simply by having a dream about the color white. But it could also suggest exaggerated cleanliness, an addiction to washing and cleaning, etc.
On the other hand, white can also be an expression of fear, such as the white whale in Moby Dick and the great white shark. Here the reference is to a blinding white color. Ghosts, like those appearing as mice during delusional episodes (delirium tremens), are always white.
The archetype of the wise man is usually clad in white (the guru, and also the physician). White is also the fundamental symbol for the animus; it addresses the male intellect and also male aggression (when white is experienced as blinding and gleaming).
The union of Red and white is that of contradiction: it is the symbol of the mystical marriage and Tantric sexuality (white semen and red menstrual blood). Here is where innocence meets the physical body and where heaven meets hell. Red and white are the colors of alchemy as well as the colors in the coats-of-arms of England and Switzerland.
Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh epic poem, refers to the white dogs of the underworld, except they have red noses and red eyes.
According to Freud, white always points to the feminine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In Eastern cultures, the color of death and mourning.
Purity, as with the cleansing white light of New Age beliefs, and the blinding light of God in the Bible.
Covering up a mistake or blemish, as is accomplished with white-out and whitewash.
Alchemical: Following white light in a dream is a step that takes the dreamer on the path of ascent toward purity.... The Language of Dreams
The white horse appears where death is waiting or when we have a premonition. White in a dream might possibly be a reminder to resolve special situations or problems. WTiite is feminine, symbolizing virginity, but also emotional coldness and immaturity.
Depth Psychology: White is the color of the bride. It stands for completeness, idealism, purity, innocence, elegance, openness, and the beginning and end of all colors.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is this concept of reflecting the light that shines onto you back out into the world that embodies the high consciousness associated with the color white.
(See Colors.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If white appeared in your dream in connection with someone you know, your dream may have reflected your faith in that person’s goodness, or perhaps you feel that in some respects this person can show you a better way. In addition, whilst black or darkness obscures surroundings, white or brightness illuminates them, which is why it can denote transparency and truth.
If you dreamed of being bathed in white light, your unconscious may have been indicating a sudden burst of self-knowledge that will enable you to put the past behind you and make a fresh start in the world. If, however, the feeling in your dream that featured white was one of sadness or frustration, could the suggestion have been that you are tired of your colorless waking life and long for more excitement and color?
A white sky may be wishful thinking for a purer, simpler life, a white room may symbolize a state of calm or a sense of peace, whilst white trees could be connected to a deep-rooted wish to make a fresh start and end a difficult personal conflict. A white book may be a symbol of insight and knowledge, and a white hand the beginning of a new friendship. White food or drink is linked to notions of emotional purity, and if the food or drink is tainted in any way, this may suggest that the dreamer is in need of cleansing in some aspect of their emotional life. However, bear in mind that in many Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning. As an absence of color, white may therefore evoke desolation or the bloodless, lifeless corpse or ghost. Keywords: purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is a holy color (pun intended). Any animal that appears in your dream as white is a very sacred visitation indeed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream that features this image is first and foremost an expression of the collective consciousness of the United States as a great world power. Additionally, the dreamer’s personal associations with government and politics must be added for a satisfying interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For a woman to see one flying around in the room at night, forebodes unrequited wishes and disposition which will effect the enjoyment of other people.
To see a moth flying and finally settling upon something, or disappearing totally, foreshadows death of friends or relatives. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The wood of the white thorn also is used to make magical wands. Considered a holy plant in Christianity, the white thorn grows in Glastonbury in southern England and is said to have been brought there by Joseph of Arimathea. It blooms twice every year.
Folklore: Good luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see others with whiteheads on them means that you will be troubled with complaints from friends and acquaintances.
To dream that you are popping your whiteheads, indicates that you need to face and express your negative emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
For a young woman, this dream is significant of well-laid plans to deceive others and gain back her lover who has been estranged by her insinuating bearing toward him. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are attracted to someone in real life, you may dream about making love to them.
If you are apprehensive about retiring or getting older, you may dream of being a teenager or baby again.
If you are having financial troubles, you may dream of being surrounded by piles of cash or winning the lottery.
If you long to get married, you may dream of your wedding day or honeymoon.
If your fantasy is sexual variety, you may dream about visiting a prostitute or gigolo.
If you have your sights set on a promotion, you may dream of being the boss.
If you long to make your mark on the world, you may dream of becoming prime minister.
If you want to be famous, you may dream of yourself on the red carpet, writing a best-seller or singing before an audience of thousands of screaming fans.
If you dream of buying something you want or need in waking life, this is simple wishfulfillment but the dream is reminding you that satisfying your desires may cost you.
If you were buying food in your dream, you may be trying to buy someone’s affection in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To kill one, denotes that you will defeat sly enemies who seek to overshadow you with disgrace.
To hear the howl of a wolf, discovers to you a secret alliance to defeat you in honest competition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one sees a wolf entering his house in a dream, it means that a thief will burglarize his house and that he will chase and capture him.
If one sees himself raising a wolfs cub in a dream, it means that he will raise an abandoned child of a thief who upon growing up will bring that family much pain, suffering, divisiveness and loss of property. Seeing a wolf in a dream also could represent false allegations one may fabricate to assault an innocent person. Ifone sees a wolfturning into a steer in the dream, it means that a boy who is used to stealing will repent for his sin, turn to honesty, trustworthiness and grow to become a good and a generous person. Seeing a wolf in a dream also means receiving praises from one’s superior at work, or it could represent profits from one’s job.
If a wolf chases someone in a dream, it means that the person will see happiness, or it could mean his martyrdom.
A wolf in a dream also represents the days of the year, or it could mean the four seasons.
If one turns into a gentle lamblike wolf in a dream, it means that he is a thief who will repent for his sin. Ifone turns into a wolf in a dream, it means that he will earn personal joy and happiness. Wolfs milk in a dream represents fear, stress, or forfeiture of a project.
A wolf in a dream also represents a tyrant, a weak thief, or a liar.
A clash with a wolf in a dream means a clash with a rival.
If a wolf and a dog make a pact of friendship in a dream, it means that one will witness hypocrisy and deceit.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
This next example from Oliver, a boy of six, illustrates how such fears can be met with a little courage.
It is a dream which recurred several times, so his descnption is of a series of dreams: ‘1 am in my bed in my own room and I hear what I know to be a wolf wearing the son of clogs worn in Lancashire. He (the wolf) gets to a certain point, there is a bang, and I wake terrified. My mother’s reassurances do not help. Each night he gets a bit nearer before my panicky awakening.
The night comes when I know he will reach me. Sure enough he arrives, and the bedroom door—in my dream—is flung wide open with a tremendous bang. There is no one there. I never dreamt it again.’ Idioms: wolf at the door, wolf in sheep’s clothing; cry wolf, throw to the wolves. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The wolf often symbolizes the shadow of male sexuality. Be glad to have had such a strong dream. You are powerful; you do not need to kill the wolf, hut you can dance with him.
In Steppenwolfy by Herman Hesse, the wolf becomes a symbol for the lonely seeker (and sufferer). Here it is not so much a reference to the meanness of the wolf, but rather the lonely search for the meaning of life.
In Christianity, the wolf is compared to the false prophet and heretic.
According to Jung, the wolf is wilder than the Lion and the Dog. Between 1910 and 1914, Sigmund Freud treated a patient who later would become famous as the “Wolfman.” As a small child this patient suffered from terrifying dreams about wolves, which was the reason why Freud gave him this name.
The earliest memories this man had about his nightmares involved six or seven White wolves that were sitting in a hazelnut tree in front of his window, and he was sure they had come to devour him. Freud here makes reference to two fairy tales: “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats.” In addition, Freud sees the wolf as a father substitute. As a young boy, the patient had observed his parents having intercourse from behind, and according to Freud, the patient transferred his repressed desire for sexual gratification by his father to a fear of wolves.
The female wolf symbolizes the nurturing power of nature, like Romulus and Remus, who were both nursed by a wolf. This is also the essence of the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” where the wolf is not only devouring Grandmother but he is Grandmother—the great mother symbol of wild nature.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Tilings that you fear about yourself, a situation, or others, and have been unwilling to face directly.
Some type of obscured threat (e.g., the “wolf in sheep’s clothing”). In Freudian analysis, this threat is construed as sexual intimacy.
The loss of innocence and naive outlooks.
In fables, the emblem of evil craftiness that threatens to devour all goodness.
AJchemically, a symbol of duality; the light and dark aspects of all things.
Howling at the moon: Discovering and announcing a secret alliance or treacherous plan. Alternatively, acknowledging the lunar / feminine aspect of self.... The Language of Dreams
The appearance of a wolf in a dream may be to offer its keen senses to protect one’s individual boundari ;s.
A wolf may offer some self-defense to the dreamer whose psychic boundaries are too fuzzy.
The wolf may also speak to your untamed nature. On the other hand, it may point to someone who is like the wolf in “Little Red Riding Hood,” ready to deceive and devour a woman who trusts too much.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A wolf attacking: a well-known person will make a lot of trouble.
Depth Psychology: The wolf indicates that the dreamer is fighting his sexual urges. This animal is primarily guided by instincts, cravings, and aggression (see Predator), and the human, emotional side of you should be safe from it (see .Animals). Learn to control these instinctive urges. This is an important dream. See Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary
The wolf indicates your solitary nature. It may also symbolize aggression, hostility, and a reflection of a situation or force in your waking life that you are powerless against.
A white wolf represents victory and valor and indicates your ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel no matter how dire the situation.
To see yourself killing a wolf in your dreams is an indication that you have been betrayed and your secrets have been revealed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The she-wolf can be taken to represent the hussy, the unrestrained feminine, but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of taming a wolf, or being a wolf yourself, good physical health and new adventures are in your future.
If you are chased by a wolf, you may be uncomfortable around a male in your life, or it may be your own, highly feminine side that you are not at ease with.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of taming a wolf, or being a wolf yourself, good physical health and new adventures are in your future.
If you are chased by a wolf, you may be uncomfortable around a male in your life, or it may be your own, highly feminine side that you are not at ease with.
To dream of hearing a wolf howling, symbolizes feelings of loneliness or solitude.... My Dream Interpretation
It is nearly always a consequence of repressed instinct, usually sexual. See also Introduction, page 43.
(2) In a woman’s dream it may symbolize male sexuality seen as threatening. Perhaps the dreamer needs to come to terms with her own sexuality. (This is probably the point of the original Red Riding Hood story; see Animal(s), section (6).)
(3) It may symbolize your unconscious, seen as something frightening. See also Animal(s)) It is just possible that the Christian symbolism of wolf as a devil, lamb(s) as Christian(s.) has found its way into your dream. In that case the dream may express a fear of losing your innocence (moral or sexual) or your sense of meaning and purpose in life, your belief system or convictions.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If a pack of wolves threatens or attacks you, it is an indication that your repressed instincts and emotions are trying to come to light.
In the story Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf represents the cruelest part of man and the fear of sexual contact. In olden days, this story was told by mothers to their daughters to warn them of the danger of premarital sex.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The wolf’s strong association with the moon also cements the relationship between the wolf as a symbol and the moon’s connection to cycles, changeability, and all things that relate to the movement of the unconscious mind. When the wolf appears in a dream, you are being guided by very strong forces that know their way around the darker recesses of the psyche.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood represents the onset of sexual maturity in young women, and the wolf represents the seductive “evil” male who tries to eliminate the protection of the wise old woman, Grandma.
The honorable “good” male figure of the woodcutter values the feminine principle by protecting Red with his strength.
The Native American values the wolf as a serene, majestic teacher, guide, and source of sacred wisdom. Some tribes relate the feminine lunar aspect of life to the wolf, while other tribal groups consider the wolf a strong warrior symbol for the male. Unless other dream elements point to a “big bad wolf ” interpretation, this dream symbol may well represent “good medicine.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia