If the idea of inoculation or vaccination is present as well, you may want to protect yourself from intrusive emotions or unwanted urges.
Injections imply healing and protection, so this dream may be trying to show you how to become emotionally fit. Bear in mind that the syringe is also a phallic symbol, so your dream may have sexual connotations. Although much disliked and feared, the syringe is generally a benign symbol in dreams that work for your benefit. It emphasizes the message that in life, sometimes a little hardship and pain is needed for the greater good.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the coldness is in the lower part of the body, this suggests sexual coldness and again, lack of passion. Coldness in the chest (heart) suggests lack of feelings or feeling cold towards someone.
Cold feet indicate a fear of doing something or indecision. The image of a dead body in a dream depicts feelings and potential to which we have not given expression in daily life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If young ones are in the nest, it denotes successful journeys and satisfactory dealings.
If they are lonely and deserted, sorrow, and folly of yours will cause you anxiety. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A nest full of eggs means success in your personal life.
A nest full of baby birds presages a coming trip with friends.
An empty nest means that plans for a trip will fall through. See Bird for individual bird nests.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream of birds leaving the nest, it might suggest that you are taking on new responsibilities in waking life or are the parent of a child who is about to leave home. Similarly an empty nest can suggest your own sense of loneliness. Has your brood flown away to make their own way in the world?... The Element Encyclopedia
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
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 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
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
A dead lizard signifies a successful battle to protect your reputation.
Shoes, bags, or other items made of lizard skin predict an increase in income.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Because it is cold-blooded and primitive, the lizard may represent some part of - or some message from - the collective unconscious (for collective unconscious).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The reptilian brain is the part of the human brain that controls our fundamental impulses.
The medicine associated with the lizard in the dream world is adaptability and survival.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream lizard might also be a “lounge lizard.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For a young woman, this dream foretells change of abode.
To see an empty nest, indicates sorrow through the absence of a friend. Hens’ nests, foretells that you will be interested in domesticities, and children will be cheerful and obedient.
To dream of a nest filled with broken or bad eggs, portends disappointments and failure. See Birds’ Nest.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A nest in a dream also represents one’s wife, house, or the boundaries one must not cross. As for a pregnant woman, a nest in a dream means giving birth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is perhaps interesting to note that just before giving birth many women have a nesting instinct. This will sometimes emerge in dreams before it is recognised in waking life.
Security within one’s known environment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A dream manifestation of the nesting instinct common to pregnant women, or women who wish to conceive.
Building or finding a safe haven for yourself and your loved ones.
A bird sitting on eggs in a nest reflects the figurative hatching of ideas or plans, and knowing that all things come with time and patience.... The Language of Dreams
A nest may also simply announce spring.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For singles who live with their parents: they will soon move out. Others want a love relationship, but that is not going to happen. Seeing a nest with a bird or bird eggs in it means you can continue to count on your good luck.
Depth Psychology: Seeing a nest with eggs inside: if you have been through a great deal of emotional suffering, you are about to put your troubles behind you. See Egg. But the nest also symbolizes your longing for emotional warmth, family, security, and also refers to the relationship you have with your mother (a warm nest).
The dream also suggests childhood problems. Start building your own nest now (provide for your own emotional safety)! See Chick, House.... Dreamers Dictionary
A nest filled with eggs in a dream may represent your nest egg, the savings you keep for future financial or emotional security.
The nest might also represent your web of social contacts which you have built to protect yourself and your family in times of crisis.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An empty nest can represent the fear of abandonment or the desire for autonomy.
A nest also is a symbol of female sexuality. Consider the feeling tone. See Goddess Hestia and Bird.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A nest egg was initially a device to improve a hen’s ability to lay eggs and carries with it the idea in dreams of improving a situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If it is empty, it expresses abandonment and loneliness; however, if it is full of vipers, it points to a betrayal. As a place where eggs hatch, the nest also represents the mother and the feminine in general. Similarly, it may be that you are developing new ideas and opportunities. (See HOUSE, MOTHER, and WOMAN)
If in your dream the nest is full of eggs, it means that you will enjoy a prosperous time.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The implication when a nest is present in a dream is that something has just been or is just about to be created. Since it is likely to be an animal that is using the nest, what is being generated will connect to your instincts, as all animals connect to your instinctive nature.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A strong sense of homemaking, or having the “nesting” instinct, occurs when a woman is pregnant.
A desire to go home may be expressed by this dream symbol.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
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
For a young woman to dream that a rhinestone proves to be a diamond, foretells she will be surprised to find that some insignificant act on her part will result in good fortune. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a swallow means that prospects are good for your love relationship and sometimes also for your professional life. Hearing the sound of swallows: you will finally receive a letter you have longed for for a long time. Looking at a swallow’s nest: you will either establish your own litde family or create additional space in your home. Seeing a swallow’s nest with eggs inside: for younger people it means a child is on its way, and for older people, grandchildren. Destroying a nest: destroying your happiness. See Stork.
Depth Psychology: Both symbols are a clear sign of your longing to have a family, love, security, and a happy home.
If you are already married, make sure you discuss this dream with your spouse.... Dreamers Dictionary