A snowstorm metaphorically represents an extremely cold or fearful situation. It may also represent harsh conditions in your life that have made you feel fearful or generally apprehensive about the future.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A dream of a blizzard symbolizes that you are moving through an emotional storm, to keep moving and seek help during this challenging time so as to not freeze in your tracks. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream about a blizzard suggests that you are feeling emotionally cold. You may feel excluded in some social situation, whether friendship or romantic. This dream could also indicate a lack of love and the absence of warmth within your own family circle.... My Dream Interpretation
The need for more meditation or spiritual nourishment to enhance your growth; a fertilized area suggests you are ready for insight, prepared for a new period of learning and unfoldment.... The Dream Books Symbols
To fertilize a field indicates that the person is using their best resources to achieve their intended goals. It points to a situation which, in the long run, ends up benefiting the dreamer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of lizards, foretells attacks upon you by enemies.
If you kill a lizard, you will regain your lost reputation or fortune; but if it should escape, you will meet vexations and crosses in love and business.
For a woman to dream that a lizard crawls up her skirt, or scratches her, she will have much misfortune and sorrow. Her husband will be a victim to invalidism and she will be left a widow, and little sustenance will be eked out by her own labors. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Bewitch; Free; Gecko; Independent; Wall gecko; Witch) Seeing a lizard in a dream means greed, gluttony, or difference in opinion and taste.
A lizard in a dream also represents a person who swindles people’s money. It also means a sickness, or it could represent a wicked, damned and abhorred person, or a lonesome person. Perhaps seeing a lizard in a dream may mean suspicious or tainted money, someone of an unknown lineage, a reincarnated or transformed person in the form of a lizard. Noting here that transformation of the human being into another creature in reality represents a divine punishment, though it may not last for more than three days. God knows best.
(Also see Wall gecko; Monitor; Transformation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Because of its primitive origins, many psychologists view this as an emblem of the Collective Unconscious or wild nature within.
In Egypt and Greece, an omen of luck.
African: Transformation and the ability to adapt to your surroundings. Here the lizard is regarded as a shape-shifter.
Lizards are very sensitive to land vibrations, and have very good hearing and keen eyesight, making them symbolic of awareness, especially psychically.
Impartiality and the ability to break away from various situations. When a predator pounces on a lizard’s tail, it is surprised to discover that the tail breaks off, leaving the lizard free and alive to grow a new one!... The Language of Dreams
The appearance of a lizard delivers the ability to see many dimensions at once.
The view of life as a dream is one that the lizard cames to the individual who needs to expand his or her thinking regarding the greater meaning of life. As the lizard is sometimes difficult to see, it reflects unseen dimensions of the world.
A chameleon, for instance, can represent maintaining a level of invisibility or may commcnt on being in camouflage. Its appearance can also be a response to not noticing the obvious. As a prehistonc reptile, a lizard may come to mention the need to explore your prerecorded history in order to greater understand your present attitudes and beliefs.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: The lizard is a symbol of dissension in your life, including arguments or secret hostilities. Find out whether—in this situation—you are the perpetrator or the victim.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a lizard or any reptile represent that you are in touch with your primitive survival instincts, and your ability to change and shed your skin in order to stay alive. In some cultures, especially in West Africa, the mythology speaks of reptiles taking, fetching or stealing fire from the sun, which means that you might feel that your energy is being drained or disempowerd by a person or situation in your life. See Snake and Chakras-1st and 2nd.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you see a lizard among a group of people, then there is a false friend nearby who would betray you in a moment if it suited his or her ends.
In Native American mythology, the lizard is the dreamer.
Dreaming of a lizard, therefore, is a sign that this dream is important and reveals a lot about where you’re coming from, where you’re going, and how best to get there. In order to get this information, look to the other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
This is an animal whose image is loaded with symbolism. In ancient cultures it was considered sacred, since it was a representation of the soul that seeks the light. From the investigations of Freud, it is considered to have sexual connotations and is associated with the penis (because of its mobility and elongated form).... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Though a dream about any kind of an animal can represent our “animal” nature, lizards are not natural candidates for this role. Perhaps the lizard is a chameleon, which changes its color to conform to the environment.
A dream lizard might also be a “lounge lizard.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Lizards can often resemble snakes, so much of their symbolism in dreams will be similar. But if you watched a chameleon’s skin slowly change color or blend into the background in your dream, ask yourself whether your unconscious was questioning the wisdom of camouflaging your true feelings; on the other hand, perhaps it was highlighting your fickleness.... The Element Encyclopedia
Our basic spinal and lower brain reactions, such as fight or flight, reproduction, attraction or repulsion, sex drive, need for food and reaction to pain. This includes the fundamental evolutionary ability to change and the urge to survive—very powerful and ancient processes. Our relationship with the reptile in our dreams depicts our relat- edness to such forces in us, and how we deal with the impulses from the ancient pan of our brain.
Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an independent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.
The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous system. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.
If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to consciousness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.
Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from childhood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.
Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.
The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleeting thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its unconscious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; awareness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and processes. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s pleasure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.
Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).
For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After discussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.
The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.
So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usually the life process.
If we think of a person’s life from conception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.
The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intestinal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.
Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the unclean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis.
It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is struggling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.
A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against ourselves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.
A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure integrated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercules’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming conscious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of sterilizing something suggests a need for cleansing at a deep level. We wish to get rid of hurts or traumas and are prepared to put in the effort to do so. ‘Sterilizing’ a situation may be taking the emotion out of it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Sterility suggests an absence of ideas and motivation.
The need not to be sidetracked in everyday life can present in dreams as a sterile environment. Dreams of alienation, or of being captured by aliens, often have such an image.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: For a woman to dream of being sterilized, either by an operation or otherwise, may be connecting with her feeling of powerlessness. In a man’s dream sterilization may suggest sexual dissatisfactions or doubts about his self-image. You might also like to consult the entries for abduct, alien / alienated and operation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of sterilizing signify a desire to come clean about information you have been withholding. Perhaps your subconscious mind is giving you the message to clean up your act and clear the wreckage of your past by making amends for your transgressions sand forgiving yourself and those who have hurt you. Your dream is helping you to have a clean start. See Clean.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of seeing or taking tranquilizer pills, you may be avoiding some issue or situation in your real life. It’s also possible that you are refusing to recognize a negative aspect of yourself.
If you dream of being shot with a tranquilizer gun, or slipped a tranquilizer, there is an annoying person in your life. You may feel that you are being deceived or lied to in some way.... My Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: Vandalism suggests a degree of mindless damage and a vandal is the perpetrator of such mindlessness. From an emotional perspective such a dream may manifest when there has not been a natural respect for our feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When in waking life there are so many examples of wanton destruction, it is not surprising that such images become part of our dream content. When perhaps our professional integrity is called into question we may translate that as vandalism. That part of our being that has no respect for the norms and customs of society may be pictured in dreams as a vandal. You might like to consult the entries for damage and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile