To see an abandoned building in your dream suggests that your approach toward a situation or relationship is all wrong. You need to change. Your own self-image may have suffered and taken some blow.... My Dream Interpretation
For example if you are overly attached to someone in daily life, in the dream state you may be abandoned by him/her. This is an attempt by the unconscious to make you aware of your dependency.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you witness an abandonment in a dream, it means that important news is on the way.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Of your mistress is a portent of the inheritance of a fortune that you have not previously expected.... The Complete Dream Book
To abandon a family or someone who is in trouble predicts some kind of grief.
To abandon a ship in a storm is a warning against going on a sea voyage.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are the one deserting others in your dream, this illustrates your being overpowered by your own conflicts and struggles.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The first links with the idea of being able to let go completely – to be without restraint – and links with the dionysian concept of abandoning the serious for fun, entering into a state of ecstasy and achieving an altered state of consciousness.
The second meaning has a more negative connotation and deals with a sense of loss and deprivation. From a spiritual perspective this can arise from the initial separation anxiety that a baby may suffer when it is first born and realizes that it is no longer in the safe environment of the womb. There can also be a strong sense, as we progress spiritually, of having been abandoned or of having lost something important, perhaps our relationship with the divine. Dreams can often help us to reconnect as we become more conscious of needing to find a safe haven.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, a child having had to go into hospital may have recurring dreams in adulthood of being abandoned and may have problems in forming plans for future success. In such dreams there is seldom a sense of closure, often a sense of unfinished business. When we ourselves abandon something, we are becoming aware that we no longer need a particular way of thinking or being.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For both, however, there will be security issues. Grief at the loss of a partner or family member can trigger dreams of abandonment, perhaps bringing to the fore many unresolved issues. You may find it helpful to read the entries for lost, hospital and mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If so, your dreams will probably include direct or indirect references to your parents. Alternatively, the feeling may be of more recent origin. Whenever the feeling originated, it has to be dealt with now. The first and most important step is to look at the feeling as objectively as possible, as something that is living inside you but is not essential to your being. You can choose to nourish it or wave goodbye to it. What is the point of nourishing it? Self-pity is negative and destructive - though this is not to say that you should be hard and unsympathetic with yourself: you should offer love and understanding and forgiveness to yourself as well as to others.
Realize that you are not identical with your feelings: you can change them at will, and by changing them you change the quality of your life. NB To say you should look objectively at your feeling does not mean that you shouldn’t employ the Gestalt tactic of identifying imaginatively with the abandoned one in your dream and thereby reliving the abandonment. Such identifying and reliving, however, are helpful and therapeutic only when they enable you to see the feeling as something vou can say yes or no to, as something that is a part of you but does not have to be a part of you (for this Gestalt tactic).
(2) The abandonment may signify a loss of external guidance in vour life. Perhaps circumstances have caused a rift between you and your father or mother or some other ‘authority figure’ from whom you previously took vour moral code or other values and attitudes. The authority’ in question may have been some religious or other ideological set of rules and sanctions that you have now discarded.
Some people throw ofT one authoritarian code of conduct onlv to embrace another. However, if you have rejected such externally imposed codes outright, this probably means that you have become aware that you alone are responsible for vour life, for any choices or decisions. Ultimately’, you are the sole authority in vour life: if you let someone or something (pope or guru, or social conventions, or whatever) have authority over you, it is you who choose to give them that authoritv. This is not to say that it is wrong to allow them that authority, only that it is you who decide whether it is right or wrong.
It is no use putting the blame on people or things outside you - the Church, or the government, or some external fate or circumstances. You create yourself, you create your own happiness or misery, success or failure. Of course, there are some things that impinge upon your life that you cannot remove, but although the things themselves are beyond your control, your reaction to them is always within your control: you can succumb or not, become angry and embittered or not. There is perhaps a kind of‘destiny5 or life-plan; but it is grounded in the centre of your own being, and fulfilling your destiny simply means being - or, rather, becoming - yourself. And that entails getting rid of anything that has no positive or creative role to play in the unfolding of your true nature, and nourishing and developing those parts of you - feelings, attitudes, aims, desires and so forth - that can and should contribute to a full and rich blossoming of your true self.
(3) The feeling of abandonment may be the result of the death of someone you relied on (consciously or unconsciously) for your own feeling of worthwhileness, for a sense of purpose or meaning in life.
If so, again - as in (2) above - you should look within yourself for meaning and worthwhileness and strength. (This does not necessarily mean a slide into extreme subjectivism. What I am recommending is a subjective method of finding the meaning of life. This does not mean that what you find by this method is a purely subjective truth, something that has no reality’ outside your own imagining and is true only for yourself and not for others. There may well be a meaning and a purpose - a destiny - in all things, in the totality of existing universes. However, for all but a few - e.g. advanced physicists - the experiential grounding for such meaning is to be found in themselves, their own destiny and meaning within the great cosmos.)
(4) The forsaken one in your dream may represent a neglected part of you, be it an instinctive drive or a desire or ambition, or some unrealized potential.
If so, trv to identify’ it and, having identified it, trv to find an honourable and appropriate place for it in vour conscious life.
‘LETTING GO’, THROWING OFF INHIBITIONS
If the abandonment in your dream is a state of licentious abandonment, the dream is cither expressing feelings or desires that you arc conscious of having, or telling you that at the unconscious level of your psyche there is a demand for greater freedom, for throwing away the chains with which you (or, more precisely, your guilt-feelings) have shackled yourself. In other words, you need to let yourself go in order to find yourself.
In most cases such dreams will be referring to your sexual life (or lack of it). Please understand, therefore, that licentious behaviour in a dream is usually an instance of how dreams may use exaggeration or hyperbole as a tool for penetrating the conscious ego and forcing it to give attention to something in the unconscious that is rightfully demanding proper scope for expression in the dreamer’s day-to-day life. Obviously, to let oneself go completely and continuously and relinquish all self- control may well lead to the loss of self.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming of being abandoned generally predicts problems and difficulties; it means you feel uncared for or emotionally neglected. It may be due to a grudge you have kept since childhood. Usually, it reflects a need for self- expression or being understood by others.
If the person who leaves is your mother, these problems could be of material nature; however, if the one who leaves is your father, it usually means unwillingness to achieve your goals. You may also be seeking advice about an aspect of your life or someone with authority to show you the way forward. In contrast, if it is your partner who says goodbye, you must face all kinds of problems of your own making.
When abandonment is the protagonist itself, the dream indicates insecurity caused by the desire to possess the person who is turning their back. Finally, if it is you who abandons someone or something, the unconscious is pushing you to change environments or habits, because you are too attached to certain principles or settings. When this kind of dream comes after the death of a loved one, it means you are starting to recover from pain and to accept your feelings of anger, depression, fear, or even abandonment.
If you leave something unpleasant, you will get good economic news. When you leave someone you value, the times ahead will be difficult.
If you are the one abandoned, reconciliation will arrive soon.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The fear of being left alone is primitive in nature and has its roots in infancy.
If the loss resonates deeply enough, the emotional reaction taps into a deep reservoir of historical injuries and we experience it as a painful abandonment.
Dreaming of a circumstance in which this is a primary theme is likely to be compensating for something in your waking life that is triggering thoughts of abandonment, whether consciously or unconsciously. By processing these feelings in the dream state, we are better prepared to face the world when we wake. Pay close attention to who is abandoning you in the dream, as this will factor powerfully into your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you had this kind of dream, you may be feeling insecure about the love and respect the person in your dream has for you. Alternatively, your dreaming mind could be reliving the actual pain of a relationship break up.
If this is the case, you haven’t resolved your feelings about the break up; the message of your dream may be to face up to the loss, think positively and take control of your life again.
If you felt liberated in your dream when you were abandoned by a friend or partner, your dreaming mind is telling you that your break up is not the disaster you feel it might be; in fact it could be a liberating experience.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are happily wandering alone in your dream, this may suggest a feeling that the source of your problems lies outside yourself. Dreams about anchors and lifeboats also tell of the fight for survival in daily life.
If you dream of being lost in dense vegetation, towering trees or tall reeds, you may feel that your progress is being thwarted by obstacles. As in the tale of ‘Hansel and Gretel’, this dream may evoke longing for the comfort and warmth of home.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see your abdomen shriveled, foretells that you will be persecuted and defied by false friends.
To see it swollen, you will have tribulations, but you will overcome them and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
To see blood oozing from the abdomen, foretells an accident or tragedy in your family.
The abdomen of children in an unhealthy state, portends that contagion will pursue you. See Belly. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If unhealthy be careful of accidents. It could be an indication of not so happy events surfacing. Also - A dream of contrary.
If you dreamed you had pain in this region, you will have success due to good health and vigor. But if you dreamed of your abdomen being exposed in any way, it is a warning of unfaithfulness or treachery on the part of someone you trust. Be cautious with confidences. Also, dreaming about any body part is a way to bring the dreamer’s conscious attention to it. When, in your dream, you are feeling pain or discomfort in this area or any other area of the body, consider how well that part of your body is functioning in real life. Being health-conscious is a positive thing and both psychological and physical factors need to be considered. At times our unconscious knows that something is wrong even before we have any symptoms. “Old wives’ tales” tell us that this is a dream of the contrary and that you will have lots of vigor and good health.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If we are hurt or threatened we tense the pelvic and abdominal area. Vanessa wakes to just such tension, with a sense of her body being fragmented.
The opposite is to dream of waves of pleasure moving within us, which gives us a sense of integration within ourself and with the world.
In general the abdomen represents the potential of our fully active natural drives—hunger, longing to be held; desire to give of ourself.
If these are hurt, we tend to hold ourself back from active social expression or intimacy of feelings in relationships. Our abdomen is also our digestive ability, both physical and psychological. Stomach or abdominal dreams may refer to some dis-ease in the actual organs. We might not be able to stomach something we have met in the everyday world.
To vomit: a discharging of unpleasant feelings resulting from ingesting (hearing, reading, being told, experiencing) something unpleasant.
In her dream Vanessa was re-enacting the Hungerford disaster, and feeling the fear it engendered. Shot in the belly, sex; painful response to relationship. Idioms: bellyaching; have a bellyful; eyes bigger than one’s belly, have a strong stomach; turn one’s stomach; butterflies in stomach. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream of cramps or pain in your stomach, you are processing through your blocks to creativity and self-empowerment. See Stomach.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dreamed you had pain in this region, you will have success due to good health and vigor.
But if you dreamed of your abdomen being exposed in any way, it is a warning of unfaithfulness or treachery on the part of someone you trust Be cautious with confidences.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) The abdomen may represent sexual feelings.
(2) It may also represent die unconscious. Naturally, (2) may include (1), and a dream in which the abdomen or lower part of the trunk plays a significant part may be trying to get you to pay more attention, and give more space in vour life, to the instinctive functions.
(3) The meaning may be more specific. For example, for a professional woman the message might be that she should allow her body the biological fulfilment of sex and / or motherhood.
(4) There may be some purely physiological reason for the abdomen featuring in a dream: perhaps a full bladder or indigestion.
(5) If there is, in the dream, a feeling of pain in the stomach, it mav represent a psychological indigestion, an inability to accept something. For example, it might be that there is some situation that you are refusing to face up to; or some lesson in life - or some word of wisdom from your unconscious - that you are not assimilating.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the abdomen is bleeding there is a chance of an accident or tragedy within the family; and if it belongs to a child, infection may occur shortly. It also has sexual connotation. On a woman, it predicts longing for maternity.
According to traditional folklore, dreaming of your own abdomen is a sign good things are on the way, but you will have to work for them. Likewise, it predicts infidelity. An image of a worn abdomen warns against possible lies.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your abdomen is compromised in your dream, it could also be related to repressing or ignoring your gut feelings.
The abdomen is also the part of the body associated with digestion and the taking in of nutrients and sustenance. As such, a dream focused on the abdomen may be a commentary on how well you are engaged in acts of self-care and feeling as if you are being well fed by your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If your abdomen is exposed, this signifies trust and vulnerability, and in women it may indicate a desire for motherhood.
If you are injured or shot in the stomach, this is about emotional hurt. Traditional folklore says that dreaming of your abdomen can foretell infidelity. A shriveled abdomen warns of lies, a swollen abdomen promises success. To see your navel in your dream represents your being and self. The dream may suggest that you need to find your center and middle ground.... The Element Encyclopedia
Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
The more elaborate or costly the gift, the greater the coming trouble. But if, in your dream, you refuse the present, then you will overcome your trouble.
If you accept, but do not actually wear the gift, then expect difficulties that will require great care and patience on your part.... Mystic Dream Book
To see others advancing, foretells that friends will hold positions of favor near you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To read advertisements, denotes that enemies will overtake you, and defeat you in rivalry. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Too much self-congratulation and advertising of oneself, but also creativity and inspiration.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For instance, an advertisement on a hoarding might mean a way of working in the world, whereas a television advert would represent a way of thinking.
2- There is a need to put ourselves on the line and to be acknowledged for who we are.
If we ourselves arc the subject of the advertisement, we should expect to be more upfront and open about our activities.
If someone we know is advertising themselves in our dream, we may have become aware that they have the ability to help us in our activities. Conversely, our subconscious may be alerting us to their need for help.
3- Information received psychically needs acknowledgement so we can move forwards.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The subject matter in the ad is indicative of an aspect of yourself that wishes to be noticed or accepted.
If someone you know is advertising themselves, then this symbolizes knowledge or expertise they possess that can aid you with a certain task. You should learn to accept assistance from others rather than trying to tackle a difficult problem on your own.
To dream that you are putting out an advertisement implies that you need to apply more effort in order to attain your desired end result.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If we ourselves are the subject of the advertisement, we should expect to be more upfront and open about our activities.
If someone we know is advertising themselves in our dream, we may have become aware that they have the ability to help us in our activities. Conversely, our subconscious may be alerting us to their need for help.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, an advertisement on a hoarding might mean a way of working in the world, whereas a television advert would represent a way of thinking.
To dream of reading an advertisement in a newspaper might have a more personal impact than any other type of message.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are putting out an advertisement, indicates hard work is needed to achieve your goals. Dreaming about a billboard is a sign or message that you need to take note of in your path toward your goals. Consider what advice the billboard is trying to convey to you.
If you dream that you are watching TV commercials, this signifies your tendency to jump from one thing to another without completing your initial responsibilities and tasks.... My Dream Interpretation
If it was clear and convincing, you are keeping your focus in waking life, but if it was confusing, you have not kept your ambitions clear. See also LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT.... The Element Encyclopedia
If an advertizement does feature in your dream, its purpose will be to highlight your aspirations—so pay particular attention to the content of the advert. What or who was it trying to sell? If your dreaming mind lingered over the advert for shoes, a fast car, holiday or any other object of your desire, your uncon—scious may simply be reflecting your waking obsession with it.
If the dream highlighted cosmetics or clothes, your dreaming mind may be encouraging you to change your image in some way in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you do not actually sign the agreement, but only read it, you will get through all right. ... Mystic Dream Book
It may also be considered a warning to be more circumspect in your business and/or social behavior.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The more you are entertained, the greater will be your coming satisfaction in life; but if, like Queen Victoria, you were not amused when you should have been, you can expect some mine»: annoyances.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Yearning to have more fun in one’s life.
3. Yearning to regain lost innocence.
4. Fear of scary rides (roller coaster, etc.) Could signify inability to take chances in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream’s message may be to encourage you to find time for fun and relaxation as well as to remind you that life is full of ups and downs and that a light-hearted attitude may be a refreshing change. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The dream’s message may be to encourage you to find time for fun and relaxation as well as to remind you that life is full of ups and downs and that a light-hearted attitude may be a refreshing change.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of an abandoned amusement park could indicate that you require more excitement and exploration of fun in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the dream finds the amusement park to be dark and empty, devoid of sound, it may be a clue that your lack of amusement may be reaching critical levels.
To have a bad dream with an amusement park in it, indicates that you have a problem overcoming your fear of physical risk (the rides).... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that the amusement park is empty or abandoned, suggests that you need to open yourself up to more fun and adventure.... My Dream Interpretation
A merry- go-round or other circular ride by itself, however, suggests you are going around in circles, and need to get off, chart a new direction.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you are making others angry: an argument can be resolved but you won’t be satisfied. See Aggression.
Depth Psychology: You are cither having a conflict with someone right now or arguing with yourself. You could and should resolve the tension—and you will be ready to do so soon!... Dreamers Dictionary
Closely heed the instructions or information given in a dream announcement. This is often a direct communication from your subconscious or Higher Self that needs immediate attention. Other factors in this dream may also prove important. Where does the announcement take place? Do other people stop to listen to it?... The Language of Dreams
To dream of a large, lavish apartment implies that an aspect of your life will substantially increase in value.
To dream of a shabby and dark apartment signifies that you may experience a run of bad luck or may lose something of great importance and value.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A beautiful, lavish apartment indicates you will see a large increase in your income or your family life will improve.
If the apartment is shabby and dark then you will experience misfortune and possible loss of a husband, lover, or money. Try to recall the other symbols that caught your eye in your dream apartment and you will come close to approximating it’s meaning.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A large apartment, on the other hand, indicates prosperity and luxury ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of a shabby and dark apartment, indicates misfortune and possible loss of a boyfriend or loss of money. Also see “Penthouse”... My Dream Interpretation
If the apartment was small and/or uncomfortable, you will have to persevere and try to avoid family quarrels; but if it was large and/or luxurious, you can expect a steady increase in prosperity.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Compartmentalization. Each door here represents a different aspect of self and your experiences.
Alternatives. Every door is another option waiting for examination.
Being lost in an apartment complex symbolizes having too many options from which to choose, and finding yourself overwhelmed by those options. Narrow down the field a little, then reapproach this situation.... The Language of Dreams
The dream is bringing to our notice something our inner self feels we need to deal with. Missing an appointment suggests we are not paying enough attention to detail.
2- We can perhaps give ourselves a gift or a reward for good work. There is something which has to be accomplished within a certain time limit.
3- We need to keep, or make use of, time in the most spiritually effective way... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you miss an appointment implies that you are focusing too much on the end result and should stop and concentrate on the small things around you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The dream is bringing to our notice something our inner self feels we need to deal with. Missing an appointment suggests we are not paying enough attention to detail.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See also Calendar, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are arguing with only one person the conflict is likely to be between two polarities of thought in you; with more than one person the issue is probably one connected with a wider, more global belief or concept.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be having an argument with someone with whom you normally have a good relationship suggests you are unsure of your motivation in actions you are taking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see other people arguing means you are wasting your time and money in a real-life situation. It can also be a sign that others are gossiping about you.
If you dream that your boyfriend is fighting with someone other than you, it can be a sign that he is unworthy of your affections. Also see “Yelling.”... My Dream Interpretation
If the dream focused on a young person arguing with an older person, perhaps the dream represented tension between the part of you that longs to be more spontaneous and the part of you that is a stickler for routine.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Perfume salesman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The sacrifice or atonement of another for your waywardness, is portentous of the humiliation of self or friends through your open or secret disregard of duty.
A woman after this dream is warned of approaching disappointment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Tithe collector)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Ridding yourself of an unwanted or undesirable characteristic, situation, or person.
Feelings of loneliness, displacement, or fatality that stem from others’ disapproval of your lifestyle or ideas.... The Language of Dreams
The basement is built first.
It is often below ground (or at least some parts of it), and is essentially the foundation of the house. Dreaming about a basement and understanding the dream, may provide you with valuable information which may lead to greater self-awareness.
A recurring dream about basements (i.e. being in a basement, cleaning a basement, furnishing a basement, etc.) should not be ignored. These dreams may be symbolic of your unconscious, instincts and intuition, and degree of awareness of a current situation or a problem.
The look of the basement may provide you with clues about your current feelings and state of contentment.
If the basement is a mess, and you see great disorder and clutter, it suggests that you may be experiencing confusion and that it is a very good time to sort things out emotionally and psychologically. At times, the activities which are going on in the basement of your dream may be based on past experiences or childhood memories. As with all dreams, their main purpose seems to be to bring the dreamer to higher consciousness so that he may deal with his current issues more effectively, rather than to dwell on the past. See also: House.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A scary place where, according to Jung, we lose our soul or rediscover it.
It is the unconscious, the dark, the impenetrable, that which we repress.
The foundation of your life.
A longing for greater security.
You are coming into contact with your unconscious.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The basement is a symbol of the unconscious, but also of the foundation of your life, where you keep what needs to be finished. Fear and danger lurk in these dark regions of your soul.
The other images in the dream are very important. See Cave, Grotto, House, Tomb.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream about a cluttered basement is an indication of conflicted feelings over some issue. It could also symbolize flaws that you see in yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the basement is clean and neat, you are happy and well-adjusted.
If the basement is dark and spooky or messy and dirty, you are unhappy with your life right now.... My Dream Interpretation
It is the place of your fears, problems, and feelings of guilt or regret. Once you manage to bring light to this place, there will be nothing that can resist you. In terms of dreams, dreaming of a basement full of food or treasures means that you have the sufficient resources to resolve your problems. You will not need to ask for external help. In contrast, if you glimpse a basement full of pottery, you may be mistakenly judging your situation, you should abstain from participating in unclear issues.
Popular superstition says that dreaming of a basement full of wine signifies that you will get great benefits in an unreliable manner.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A house represents the self, and therefore the basement would be the self below the self. As such, any dream of a basement connects with unconscious material and anything that lurks below the surface of your psyche. Since many basements are dark and gloomy, they can have an aura of menace about them. This notion is exploited in the media—such as scary basements in films where no one escapes unharmed—making the symbolic meaning of this image connect to the shadow and those things we are afraid of in life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. Often associated with self-image and self-confidence, we may not have come to terms with our own charisma and personal power and prefer to keep it hidden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that the basement is in disarray and messy signifies some confusion which you need to sort out. It may also represent your perceived faults and shortcomings. Wine is traditionally kept in the cellar and the contents of your unconscious can similarly harbor special treats that you can bring out on special occasions. Try to decide if your dreaming mind took you into the cellar to confront an issue in your life or to make good use of talents you have been suppressing.... The Element Encyclopedia
The strange thing is I haven’t a clue who this person is. Various people visit my home and I am terrified the body will be discovered. In one of these recurring dreams the police actually investigate the disappearance of “the person’’ and go into the cellar. When I wake from these dreams I always have the most terrible guilty feeling’ (Mrs P L). Usually the things we have hidden from awareness in our unconscious.
The example shows how Mrs L has killed or repressed a pan of herself. We might kill’ ambition, love, sexual drive, and push them into our unconscious. But the basement or cellar is also the entrance to general memones, our biological unconscious’ functions, archetypal patterns of behaviour, subliminal or psychic impressions, the collective unconscious. Frequently the place we keep memories of traumatic events in our life. So a dark shape or intruder might emerge from downstairs*. Our dark deeds or guilty memories are also in the basement.
A snake in the cellar, cave: our psychobiological drive; the energy behind our growth and motivation which includes sex drive. This connects us with awareness of our evolution. Bad smell: emotions which could cause depression or illness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Also See Child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it occurred in bed, it signifies coming abundance; in public, the forecast is of great financial success..
To observe feces on the street or step in them is an omen of sudden money luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The ease of crossing it depends on the weight of deeds one is carrying. Some cross like lightening, while others have to carry their burdens and move at varying paste. Walking on it in a dream means ajourney. Ifthe bridge caves under one’s feet in the dream, it means destruction and death. Seeing this bridge in a dream also represents knowledge, truth, believing in God’s oneness and following the teachings and example of God’s Messenger upon whom be peace.
If one’s foot slips while crossing in the dream, it means that he will miss the true path.
If one sees himself walking the path in a dream, it means that he is on the right track, follows what is commanded and abstains from what is forbidden. It also means that one will undergo awesome changes, undertakes major responsibilities and succeeds to reach safety. Ifone’s foot slips in a dream, it also means that he will fall into sin and deviate from the straight path.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The truck may also mean that you are ready to lay the foundation for a new project.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If a pregnant woman sees any of these pieces in a dream, it means giving birth to a daughter.
(Also see Chess; Chessboard)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(2) Going round in circles (without a centre) means not achieving anything. The important thing is to ask yourself why. The answer is almost certainly that you have been ‘barking up the wrong tree5, and the reason for this is almost certainly that your self-image is not an accurate one and needs correction or amplification.
(3) The circle may be a Vicious circle5, signifying that you are (or feel) trapped in a situation that can only get worse. However, this is not true; you can always break the seemingly inevitable chain of cause and effect by introducing a new cause, a new source of energy - derived from the unconscious.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dream you have torn the garment this shows a rift in a relationship with a person who is important to you.
If you lose the cloak, then you will have a falling out with the one who loves and protects you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To read or hear the Ten Commandments read, denotes you will fall into errors from which you will hardly escape, even with the counsels of friends of wise and unerring judgment. ... 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
If one hides behind a mountain in a dream, it means placing his trust in a revered or a religious person.
(Also see Clouds)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamt of being locked up, restrained or confined in some way by locks, ropes, chains or impossibly tight clothes, this might reflect feelings of great frustration in your waking life. Such dreams typically indicate that you are feeling frustrated because someone or something in your life is preventing you from realizing your potential or your ambitions.
If you saw who was trying to confine you in your dream, they may represent the person who is making you feel trapped.
Alternatively, you may be feeling trapped by some obligation, situation, deadening job or stifling relationship from which there is no escape. Your unconscious is urging you to find a solution and break free.
If you are gagged in your dream, this is a sign that something or someone has taken away your freedom of expression.
If you are chained up or locked up in a cell, such symbols could represent your own inhibitions; if this is the case, your unconscious is again urging you to break free from your self-imposed shackles. You may be fearful of making a decision in case you make the wrong one and, if this is indeed the case, your dreaming self is depicting you bound and fettered as a way of telling you that sometimes in life you need to take a risk and make a judgment call. Dreams in which you are confined in a small space but still able to move or crawl may point to the struggle of your creative energies to find expression in waking life. Is something or someone repressing your energy and is it time for you to break free? Dreams in which you are crawling through a tunnel also express anxieties about a challenging event in your waking life.
If you dream of falling into a pit, this is a reference in waking life to something or someone who is restricting your movements or thought.
If you fall into a trap, the implication is that this desperate situa—tion may be partly your own fault. A dream in which you are caught in a net may, however, have erotic connotations, as the symbol of the net is connected with femi—nine power.
If your horse is in reins or a harness in your dream, because the horse is traditionally a symbol of life and may represent an aspect of your personality, the reference may be to some frustration or confinement in waking life; this might be self-imposed or imposed by someone else, but either way it is preventing the full expression of your personality.... The Element Encyclopedia
Overconfidence could trip you up; consider the other person’s point of view occasionally or damaging clashes could develop with your friends and/or associates.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To hear others curse in your dream, means that you have overlooked an urgent matter or situation. Someone may even need to be rescued from some unusual circumstances. It may be your job to protect them.... My Dream Interpretation
The dam is also a term used for the perineum, the area between rectum and genitalia.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The oppressors will be visited with severe punishment fromAllah, for Qiyaamah isreferred to as Youmul-Jazaa and Youmul-Fasi meaningDay of Retribution and Day of Deciding who is liable for punishment and who is worthy of reward. And if the people of that locality are oppressed they will be delivered from their plight.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a woman defers or postpones her marriage in a dream, it means separation from her husband or losing the opportunity to be married or showing preference to remaining unmarried.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you find yourself deformed in your dream, in what way do you feel disabled or frightening to others in waking life? Or have you been crippled by an emotional situation and been unable to do anything about it? Has someone in waking life hurt you? A dream of someone else’s deformity may be symbolic of a deformed part of yourself, but it might also be showing you some distasteful part of another person’s personality of which you were previously unaware. A person with a deformity in your dream may represent the trickster archetype mocking your own pretensions, although for Freud it represented a fear of male impotence, and for Jung it was a symbol of the devouring mother. A limp can be a warning from the unconscious of those dangers of pride and ambition that bring humiliation rather than success upon the dreamer.
If you are using crutches in your dream, are you relying on crutches, such as alcohol, nicotine or controlled drugs, in waking life?
Very often dreams of paralysis and numbness may be induced by the dreamer’s arm or leg going to sleep as the result of a trapped nerve.
If this is not the case, dreams of being unable to move (as if rooted to the spot) may be equating paralysis with frigidity; in waking life, the dreamer might suffer from fears of sexual intimacy. Your dream may also be referring to an area of your life in which things have stagnated or not progressed as they should have. This will usually be an emotional paralysis or a feeling of helplessness in a particular situation in your life. For example, you may be caught between a spouse and a lover, or between two possible courses of action. Dismemberment of your body in a dream suggests feelings of powerlessness in waking life. Is some situation tearing you apart or do you need to take your feelings apart?... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Feeling great loss, usually over an aspect of self or personality.
3. Note body parts that are lost: loss of mobility (loss of legs) or dexterity (loss of hands or ﬁngers), etc. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A situation may be tearing us apart and violent action may be necessary Before we can recover our equilibrium.
2- Psychologically we need to take our old feelings and ideas apart to make sense of what is going on. This process has to take place before a rebuilding of one’s life can happen.
3- The death and rebirth symbolism of initiation; the death of the Self before reintegration and rebirth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you sometimes feel your live is coming apart at the seams, then this too will occasion a dismemberment dream. As in olden mythology, when man fell apart, the Gods would put him back together again, this then is a dream of warning you to change your ways, or take charge of a situation, before it reaches the dismemberment stage.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is the death, or rather dissolution, of the self before reintegration and rebirth take place.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the experience does not feel unpleasant during a dream, dismemberment may well indicate the closing of one phase of life and rebirth into a new phase.
If accompanied by strong emotions of fear and anxiety, dismemberment may simply reflect a feeling of “coming apart.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If we are angry at our partner we may kick the cat or nag at the children instead of confronting the real target. Freud stated that in dreams we express what we usually censor, or would be censored socially, in terms of behaviour or sexuality, but often in a displaced way. What appears to be most important and full of emotion in the dream may, according to this statement, be really of least significance. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is divided in solid (earth), liquid (water), and gaseous (air). Each part can transform into the other two by using energy (fire). Psychological traits of the dreamer may be represented in each of these elements. Its balance denotes completeness and integrity. (See WATER, EARTH, AIR, and FIRE)
In astrology, the four elements are the essential qualities of human beings. The earth is fertility and loyalty; water, imagination; air, intelligence; and fire, ambition and will. The mystics believed in a fifth element that permeated everything. It was a fluid state of existence called ether. Today, many mediums believe that, thanks to it, astral travels are possible.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The elements fire, air, water and earth are the first principles of creation.
The chinese way of thought includes metal as the fifth element.
It is these core meanings that come across in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is these correspondences that may first appear in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
They are divided into solid (earth), liquid (water), vapor (air) and energy (fire), and the ancient philosophers believed that these four elements sustained the world and influenced personality. According to Empedocles, a Greek philosopher, scientist and healer who lived in Sicily in the fifth century BC, all matter, including humankind, is comprised of four ‘roots’, or the elements of earth, air, fire and water. In astrology, the elements symbolize the four essential human qualities: earth for fertility; water for emotion; air for intelligence and fire for ambition. Since we know that Carl Jung studied mystical literature, astrology and alchemy, it is possible to conclude that his conceptualization of intuition, sensation, thinking and feeling as basic archetypes, or components of personality, is a derivation of Empedocles’ ancient theories about fire, earth, air and water.
When the elements feature in dreams, many dream analysts believe they represent the state of your psychological wellbeing. Listed below you’ll find the specific symbolism and dream-lore interpretation typically associated with each element. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; WEATHER.... The Element Encyclopedia
To the married, it denotes that you hold places which you are unworthy to fill, and if your ways are not rectified your reputation will be at stake.
To the unmarried, it foretells disappointments in love and the unfaithfulness of men.
To dream that your lover has eloped with some one else, denotes his or her unfaithfulness.
To dream of your friend eloping with one whom you do not approve, denotes that you will soon hear of them contracting a disagreeable marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is a harbinger of disappointment and unfaithfulness and at the same time a warning that the dreamer’s actions are such that he must mend bis ways in order to avoid trouble.
To dream that your lover has eloped with someone else is an indication that he or she needs to be tested in order to be sure that an approaching marriage is a wise course.... The Complete Dream Book
2- In a dream to be planning an elopement is creating circumstances where others do not understand the motives behind our actions. We are aware of our own need for some sort of integration within our personalities but cannot do this without people misunderstanding.
3- Elopement signifies a union Spiritual or otherwise particularly in adversity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you continue your drive without unpleasant incidents arising, you will succeed in turning these forebodings to useful account in your advancement.
To ride on horseback along one, denotes you will fearlessly meet and overcome all obstacles in your way to wealth and happiness.
To walk along one, you will have a weary struggle for elevation, but will &ally reap a successful reward. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If it was a low embankment, it predicts the resumption of a past relationship which will prove to be beneficial in an unexpected way.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Indicates the inability to communicate and express your needs clearly. Part of the Self is lost or was put aside and is not being lived.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The greater was your dreamed embarrassment ‘the bigger and more satisfying will be your coming success.
If your dream concerned the embarrassment of others, it is reminding you to be firm in rejecting outside influences and relying on your own judgment... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dream of tearful farewells, partings or frantic escapes you may be feeling relief, sadness or a mixture of both about leaving something or someone behind in your waking life. Perhaps you have left your job, ended a relationship or moved out of your parent’s house. The dream is referring to a phase of your life that is over.
If you escaped from someone or something in your dream, try to identify what you were escaping from.
If the escape was successful, this may suggest that you have resolved emotional problems and made progress.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of being out of work, denotes that you will have no fear, as you are always sought out for your conscientious fulfilment of contracts, which make you a desired help. Giving employment to others, indicates loss for yourself. All dreams of this nature may be interpreted as the above. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- When we are fully employed our attention is very focused on what we are doing.
To dream of being employed can suggest that we need to focus our attention on work that creates satisfaction and gives us the lifestyle that we want.
3- Spiritual employment suggests using our talents and gifts effectively for the Greater Good.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being employed in a job other than our own can suggest that we have issues about satisfaction and lifestyle choices.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
You’ll have a choice of opportunities if you dreamed of being out of a job; if you dreamed of employing or offering jobs to others, it’s a warning that overconfidence can be expensive, and a reminder that a bit of extra effort usually pays dividends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are unemployed in the dream it means that you will soon receive a good contract offer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The young should heed the benevolent advice of their elders.
To resist enchantment, foretells that you will be much sought after for your wise counsels and your liberality.
To dream of trying to enchant others, portends that you will fall into evil. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If what one donates for this purpose is a house or a book or money in the dream, it means repentance from one’s sins and guidance on the straight path, or it could mean begetting a son. Offering a swine or wine as an endowment in a dream means rising in rank in the world, injustice, and causing harm to others.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For young people to dream that they are engaged, denotes that they will not be much admired.
To dream of breaking an engagement, denotes a hasty, and an unwise action in some important matter or disappointments may follow.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A commitment of some nature, but it is not permanent yet. This is a good time to reexamine your thinking and make sure this is a decision about which you feel confident.
As a play on words, social commitments that you may, or may not, have any time to enjoy (e.g., “pressing engagements”).
WTiat are your feelings in this dream? Are you happy and content about the pledge made? If not, this can reflect anxiety 7 or anger over someone else’s upcoming nuptials, or second thoughts about a responsibility you’ve recently taken on.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: If you are single, you are longing for love, marriage, or family; married people want to improve their relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you end an engagement suggests a quick choice about something vital that you should think through.
To dream about a business engagement indicates fear or anxiety within your career life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are engaged, then you are plugged in and completely consumed. See Commitment and Wedding.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Try to cultivate a philosophical attitude; it’s not really what happens to you, but how you react to it that counts.
See also Ring and Appointment.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is the declaration that a large undertaking is likely to occur in the future. As a symbol, this can be applied to any life experience that embodies a significant amount of dedication but is not yet requiring the action that the future will bring. Be on notice if an engagement is featured in a dream; you are preparing to take major action in the near future.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The power of the engagement ring is that it is visible to others as a symbol of this intention and has the energy of accountability associated with it.
The great expense involved deepens this sense of accountability. What intentions are you considering in your life that are demanding a significant investment on your part?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
See also Party, Wedding, .
Entertainment, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Might as well get it over with, as it’s better sooner than later.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
When the nature of the entanglement is personal and you are involved in a situation of misunderstanding with people around you, the dream augurs good relationships and good environment for communication and understanding.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To the young, this is a dream of many and varied pleasures and the high regard of friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is usually a very fortunate omen, unless for any reason you feel uncomfortable.
If you leave before the Entertainment is over, it is a sign that you will miss some good opportunity through your own carelessness.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Problems of “inner pollution”; emotional burdens and uncertainties.
3. A positive intention to create your own environment, an expression of realizing or ignoring complex personal needs and wishes. See Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Garbage, Spring, World.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
When we dream of faeces or excrement we are returning to an infant level of expression and enjoyment. Experiences we have had may have been relevant at the time but we now need to let them go.
There are certain aspects of our lives which we have used up and need to expel.
The power of the person is said to be contained in his excrement.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, you are accepting that you are responsible for managing your own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and you may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is almost certainly something you have repressed (pushed down from the conscious mind into the unconscious). We repress what we can’t cope with, but the anxiety or guilt-feelings that caused us to resort to repression do not leave us: they linger and fester in the unconscious and, if not given conscious attention, will have destructive consequences. Don’t let yourself be constipated psychologically. Get rid of that store of negative emotion - resentments or whatever.
Anxieties and guilt-feelings often have irrational beginnings in early childhood, though they may remain dormant until some later experience wakens them. An emotionally detached appraisal of the situation that first gave rise to them may dissolve them.
If not, seek help. Alternatively, adopt a Gestalt approach: don’t bother about the origins of the negative feeling; just see what it is doing to you - and others - in the present, and deal with it, expel it like faeces, here and now.
(2) Excrement may be a symbol of something you disapprove of or despise - perhaps mistakenly. Take a good look at the excrement to discover precisely what it represents in yourself.
(3) According to Freud, faeces may be substitutes for either the penis or a baby. This is more applicable to a woman’s dream than to a man’s.
(4) Excrement may symbolize money - ‘filthy lucre’ (‘He’s rolling in it’; ‘She’s stinking rich’).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Stepping on dog poop in a dream promises windfall in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2- A process of fermentation allows us to transform and transmute ordinary aspccts of our personality into new and wonderful characteristics.
3- Spiritual transformation and transmutation.
The dreamer should welcome this symbol in a dream and be prepared to move forward.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see the firmament illuminated and filled with the heavenly hosts, denotes great spiritual research, but a final pulling back on Nature for sustenance and consolation. You will often be disappointed in fortune also.
To see people you know in the firmament, signifies that they are about to commit some unwise act through you, and others must be the innocent sufferers. Great disasters usually follow this dream. See Illumination. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The shape of the fragment might be relevant.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream in three parts may give us the information we need.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Depth Psychology: There is a saying that “broken dishes mean good luck,” and that is true for dreams, too, but sometimes the dream may be a warning against too much exuberance: hopes and wishes can be as fragile as glass. Was it broken Glass or broken Porcelain?... Dreamers Dictionary
If we are wearing the garland, such as a Hawaiian flower garland, we are looking at various ways of making ourselves happy. We are looking at dedication, and at some way of setting ourselves apart from others.
2- Psychologically; a garland can represent honour and recognition and can link us to the people who presented us with the garland.
3- A garland is symbolic of the need for dedication, either spiritually or physically. It may also represent an element of the dreamer’s subconscious Holiness, which he will need to acknowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are wearing the garland, such as a hawaiian flower garland, we are looking at various ways of making ourselves happy. We are looking at dedication, and at some way of setting ourselves apart from others. Winners in sports contests are often honoured by garlands, so in dreams these would signify competition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To receive a garland signifies progress toward your goal, but to give a garland is a warning against unscrupulous friends or associates.
See also Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of garlands, however, suggests that you should not rest on your laurels because joy is brief. (See NECKLACE)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a living person sees himself or someone else wearing green in a dream, it denotes his religious devotion. As for a deceased person, it means a good state and acceptance before God Almighty.
It is also said that wearing a green garment in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Wearing a white garment also means glad tidings.
If a fabric merchant or a tailor sees himself wearing a white garment in a dream, it means lack of work. Wearing a black garment in a dream means a bad omen, but if one is used to wearing black clothing, then it means honor, wealth and receiving a high ranking position. Wearing a red garment in a dream means excess earnings that are not yet free from due alms. Such a person then must immediately pay the proper share of his earnings.
A red garment in a dream means death, sickness and to a poor person, it means increase in his difficulties. Wearing a red garment in a dream can mean good only if the person wearing it is an unmarried woman. Otherwise, wearing red during festivals or social gatherings in a dream has no meaning. Wearing a yellow garment in a dream or any of its derivative colors in general means ulcer or other internal festering illness. Wearing a silken garment in a dream means loss and negligence of one’s religious life. Wearing a blue garment in a dream means distress and difficulties. Wearing a patterned garment of mixed colors in a dream means being reprimanded by one’s superior. It also could represent a flower merchant. Wearing a double sided coat means duplicity and affectation. Awashed garment in a dream means poverty and indebtedness. Wearing a brocaded garment in a dream means attending a pilgrimage. Otherwise, if the person qualifies, it means controlling interests in a farmland, or it may represent a good harvest for that year. Wearing a garment which is brilliant in colors for a man in a dream represents his pride and arrogance.
If one sees himself wearing a silken raiment and portraying a religious jurist in a dream, it means that he is a seeker of worldly titles who may invent something new. Announcing lost and found garments in a dream means attending a pilgrimage to Mecca or a journey to an Arab country.
A woman wearing a thin garment in a dream represents her integrity, while if she is wearing a thick garment, it represents her labor and hardships.
If one sees himself putting on a new garment after taking a ritual bath in a dream, it means prosperity or repayment of his debts.
If one’s new garment is torn and cannot be repaired in the dream, it means inability to bear children.
If the garment can be repaired in the dream, it means that there is an evil spell over the person wearing it. Wearing two torn garments in a dream means death.
A torn garment in a dream also means a shattered religious or spiritual life, or it could mean that one is pursued by an evil person, or it could mean poverty or striving to satisfy one’s basic material needs.
If one is stripped of his clothing in a dream, it means loss of his status. Destroying or wasting garments in a dream brings glad tidings, unless if the person seeing the dream is incarcerated, or if he is a poor person, or if he is in debt.
If a man sees himself wearing a woman’s outfit in the dream, and if in his consciousness he intended to act effeminately, it means that he will face a calamity and carry a great burden.
If he thinks in his dream that he is a woman, then his humiliation will be greater. Receiving used garments but in a good condition as a gift in a dream means money, though if they are in bad condition, they mean trouble.
A dog wearing a woolen cloak in a dream represents ajust ruler.
If one sees a lion wearing a cotton or a linen cloak in a dream, it represents a ruler who confiscates people’s properties and money. Wearing linen cloak in a dream also means living a dignified life. Eating a clean garment in a dream means receiving lawful earnings, and eating a dirty garment in a dream means living from unlawful money. Burning one’s garment in a dream means the end of his difficulties. Ironing off the creases of one’s garment before wearing it in a dream means interest in beauty, glitters and ornaments.
(Also see Closet; Colors; Filth; Trader)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(This will be discussed in great detail in this book).
If such a fire constitutes tongues of falme rising upwards it means harm will come to him from the king or uler. And if no flames are seen it symbolizes pleurisy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For example, does greed, lust, or love guide you in your actions? Consider if you are living your life the way your “ideal self” would behave. Also, this dream may also reflect the dreamer’s views about society at large.... My Dream Interpretation
It is important that you identify each of them, whether honest or greedy. Similarly, this dream can also get an idea of what we think about society and how we organize our daily lives.
If you see yourself as part of the government it means that you control your life perfectly. However, you should pay attention to opposing parties, which may be somewhat directly represented in the dream.
Dreaming that you occupy a powerful position in the government predicts an uncertain season.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Whatever the identity of the deceased person, dreams of being bereaved also bring up issues of loneliness. Perhaps you feel that your partner is neglecting you or you feel you are losing touch with your friends. Such dreams may be urging you to make a conscious effort to reconnect with other people
A house is often interpreted as a symbol of the dreamer and represents the place from which you withdraw to live your inner life. A dark, cold or empty house can symbolize a profound sense of loss, suggesting that you feel deprived of emotional warmth. Images of ashes and dust in dreams are also often associated with the loss of a treasured person or thing in waking life.
If you dream of an empty purse, you are mourning—through a classic symbol of death and bereavement—for the comfort and happiness we all crave. On a literal level, however, it may signify that you overvalue material things in life. See also LIFE STAGES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream character will usually indicate what needs attention.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is possible that feelings of guilt are affecting your sleeping. However, it is also possible you need to face a problem that, so far, you have consciously refused to see.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Whitewash may represent your attempts to cover up something that causes you embarrassment, whether relating to your own feelings of guilt or your suspicion that others are not what they seem. Clearing or laying down new paths or foundations may relate to new approaches to life.
If household breakages feature in your dream this may represent flawed ideas. A cracked cup can symbolize lost love. A dream of breaking things in the house may suggest anger or despair.
Dreams of housework in general suggest keeping your internal house in order, perhaps by taking time to clarify or define motives, opinions and feelings about others; they also stand for the cleaning out of non-functional or negative attitudes, thoughts and experiences. To dream that you are cleaning your house with a broom or dustpan and brush signifies your need to clear out your thoughts and get rid of old ways. You are seeking self-improvement.
If you, or a cleaner, are cleaning, this may also recall memories of your mother. Alternatively, the house being cleaned may symbolize the self and a need to give extra care and attention to neglected aspects of your personality.
When compared with sweeping up, vacuum cleaning suggests both a definite desire to do away once and for all with the effects of a past action, and a definite desire to move on and put the past behind you.
To dream of cleaning windows suggests that you are trying to get a clearer view of the world around you. Using a washing machine may suggest it is time to confront old issues that are destroying your peace of mind. The water may also point to deep-seated childhood issues that need to come out in the wash. Hanging your clothes out to dry may suggest a yearning for the lost innocence of childhood or a desire for uninhibited sexuality.
If you are washing the dishes in your dream kitchen, this may suggest a desire to wash away feelings of shame or disgust, or a wish to deny responsibility for something.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the home is primarily furnished with wooden objects, the man is looking for a more motherly type. Living in a beautiful home: your future looks exceptionally good.
Depth Psychology: See House, Moving, Room.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the implements are broken, you will be threatened with death or serious illness of relatives or friends, or failure n business.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Cursing; Injustice; Insulting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A new programme on a computer in dreams would, for instance, mean accepting a new way of working.
A new instalment of a story suggests a different phase in a project.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If they appear in a dream, they are calling you to step up your creative exploits and increase your level of passion.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A broken musical instrument is a warning to guard your health; to break a string on an instrument while playing predicts a broken love affair.
A dream of putting new strings on an instrument foretells that good news is coming. Carrying a musical instrument is a sign of success with the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation
For Musical Instruments see under that heading or under separate listing, as Piano, Violin, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If this is a financial investment, see Money.
If it is a relationship you are investing your energy into, see Relationship and Commitment.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If your dreaming mind homed in on a solitary egg in a bird’s nest, it may have represented your nest egg or funds you have been saving.
If you have a dream of losing vast amounts of money on the stock market—an image of a ruined man or a man on the verge of suicide may appear—this represents feelings of great disappointment or disenchantment with an aspect of your life in which you feel you have invested a great deal of time and energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
The same is the interpretation of a crown although according to some, it presents a king or ruler.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A dream in which one feels guilty about committing a wrong may indicate a subconscious need to condemn one’s actions—self-judgment. Alternatively, judges may represent justice or good / bad judgment. (See also Court).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
(2) It may be a wise warning from your inner centre: if you allow old habits and attitudes to continue, you will bring unhappiness and suffering on yourself (and others). The judgement will be filled with love.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The dream may also indicate the end of one kind of lifestyle and the beginning of another. Also see “Saving the World.”... My Dream Interpretation
Feelings of guilt playing themselves out before the judge and jury of your Higher Self.
Examining the facts of a particularly perplexing problem in an alternative format in which you remain impartial.
Judges represent the law, in all senses of the term. This includes those guidelines imposed by family, culture, religion, and personal experience.
Juries symbolize impartiality and the chance for a more balanced opinion.
Obtaining bail is indicative of a temporary reprieve; not having to face the consequences of your words or actions immediately, or being given more time to assemble the facts that prove your innocence in a matter.
Judging yourself using the conscience as a guide for personal development and eventual wholeness.... The Language of Dreams
For a young woman to appear before the judgment bar and hear the verdict of ``Guilty,’’ denotes that she will cause much distress among her friends by her selfish and unbecoming conduct.
If she sees the dead rising, and all the earth solemnly and fearfully awaiting the end, there will be much struggling for her, and her friends will refuse her aid.
It is also a forerunner of unpleasant gossip, and scandal is threatened. Business may assume hopeless aspects. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Limping)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A subconscious concern that you are ineffectual in your present circumstance.
The dread of impotency.
Having an obstacle that slows your progression with a person or situation.... The Language of Dreams
To lament the loss of relatives, denotes sickness or disappointments, which will bring you into closer harmony with companions, and will result in brighter prospects for the future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is possible that the dreamer is going through a repressed period of profound sadness and mourning and the cries he hears are the ones he would like to utter.
If this is not the case, the cause of the cries is a feeling of guilt that manifests in the dream. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If one sees himself mourning a deceased person in a dream, it means that harm will come to him from the descendents or family of the departed person. Lamenting with great pain and sorrow and mourning over a deceased person in a dream also means waking up to a great joy and happiness. Lamenting in a dream also means adversities which are driven by the person who is lamenting. It also means going astray, or it could denote a flute, as the flute denotes lamenting in a dream. Lamenting in a dream also represents the work of ignorance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see others suffering from this shows you have false friends and should beware.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see others suffering from this shows you have false friends and should beware.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you are already married and dream that someone else, a person you know or a stranger proposed to you, you need to think about what your dream suitor could represent to you, as this will hold the key to the interpretation. The dream suitor may represent a commitment that you may be being asked to make in real life, for example a new job offer. Your dream reaction to both the proposal and to the engagement ring will give you an indication as to how you feel about committing yourself to this person or project.
Like dreams about proposals, dreams about weddings and marriage may be simple wish-fulfillment.
If you have such a dream and are about to get married, pay attention to how you feel. Are you beaming with joy or filled with panic? If you are feeling anxious, your unconscious may have been urging you to acknowledge your qualms and either come to terms with them or call off the wedding.
If the church altar features in your dream marriage, bear in mind that this is a symbol of sacrifice too; if you are wearing white, this is a symbol of purity and innocence. Are you in danger of sacrificing yourself to someone who isn’t good for you? If a wedding dress or cake appears in your dream, this may refer to your feelings and hopes about relationships and wedding.
If the wedding dress is given by your mother, it refers to qualities and strengths associated with your mother that are relevant to your relationship. Listen to the uncertainties your unconscious is expressing and try to resolve them before the wedding day.
If you have no intention of getting married in real life and you are getting married in your dream to someone you know, this could suggest that you harbor unconscious romantic feelings towards them. Alternatively, your dream may be sending you such a dream to highlight another form of joining together, such as a marriage of ideas or a merging of plans and projects. Another interpretation suggests that your dreaming mind has conjured up a marriage scenario to indicate the need to bring together two opposing aspects of your personality—Jungians would suggest the masculine and feminine qualities we all possess—to create a harmonious whole. Could your bride have been your anima if you are a man and your bridegroom your animus if you are a woman?
Similarly, marrying a stranger in your dream may suggest the possibility of uniting two different but complementary aspects of your personality—your intuition and your intelligence for example. Such a partnership may empower you to take a new direction in your life and any children of this marriage may suggest the outcome or result of this new potential.
If you dreamed of being at someone else’s wedding, your unconscious may also have been highlighting two different aspects of your personality. On the other hand, if you know one of the partners getting married in your dream, perhaps you are worried about losing a close relationship with them.
If you were the best man or bridesmaid in your dream, pay attention to your feelings; if you felt jealous, this could suggest your fear of loneliness in waking life as in ’always a bridesmaid and never a bride’. Finally, if you have been married for many years and dream of marrying again, this may suggest that your feelings for your partner are as vibrant as ever. It may also suggest that your mutual commitment is showing signs of strain and needs special care and attention to revive it. In some cultures, to dream of a wedding signifies a death in the family or change in the family’s circumstances. To dream about a honeymoon may reflect a period of happiness in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams that involve rulers, compasses or other measuring instruments reflect a desire to put a situation or your emotions into perspective; if you keep a cool head, there is no reason why you should not achieve success.
If a radar screen appears in your dream, this may refer to your intuition or sense of other people’s feelings.... The Element Encyclopedia
How does everything “measure up” in the dream, and what’s being measured? Equate this to a prevalent situation in your life.
Check the numerical significance of whatever measurements you get for further interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams
Your conscious mind, especially in men’s dreams.
The voice of logic, discipline, and rationality.
A protector, guide, or advocate (see Angel, Icon).
The masculine aspect of the self or Universe.
Boys, especially when dreamed of by a man, reflect youthful memories or the child within.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream that you are reduced to Begging in the streets, it shows that your affairs are prospering.
To dream that you are accosted in the street by a Beggar is a sign of difficulty ahead; if you assist the person, you will overcome your trouble by means of a good friend who will help you.... Mystic Dream Book
For a young woman to dream of mending, foretells that she will be a systematic help to her husband. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a woman sees herself taking a ritual ablution thereafter in the dream, it means that she will repent for his sin and her adversities will be dispelled.
If an aged woman sees herself experiencing that in the dream, it means that she will bear a son.
If a widow or an unmarried woman experiences her menstrual period in a dream, it means that she will get married.
If a man sees himself experiencing women’s menstrual period in a dream, it means that he will commit an unlawful act, or that he lies. Ifhe sees his wife in her period in the dream, it means that she will close herself to him, or that he will lose money in his business.
(Also see Garden; Hilarity; Mirth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(i.e. pregnancy, sexual relationships or their body’s “time clock.”) Parallel to the menstrual cycle there is a monthly emotional cycle that most women are aware of and experience. During the time of menstruation there is a release of anxiety and an attainment of emotional balance. As a dream symbol it suggests that some difficult times may be over for you and that you can relax. On occasion this dream suggests a loss of energy and disappointment.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If ill, problems in sexuality, creativity, emotions or in letting go of ‘I want*. See premenstrual tension. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To dream of menstruation may be linking with the creative side of ourselves which can conceive new ideas and can create new and more wonderful ‘children’ out of simple material. We are linking with the mystery of life and with the procreative drive.
2- Since menstruation is such an integral part of the feminine life, it can indicate in a woman’s dream her acceptance of her own emerging sexuality. In a man’s dream however, it can alert him to his fear surrounding relationships and union with the feminine. It can also indicate his own feminine side and his need to understand his own sensitivity.
3- The Cycle of Life and all that is mysterious in women can be symbolised by menstruation.
It is only in a patriarchal society that it is seen as unclean.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If irregular periods, PMS or problems with menstruation appear in your dream, these may refer to emotional problems needing your attention, or issues concerning sexual selfishness on your part. In his book Our Dreaming Mind, dream expert Robert Van de Castle describes research he did on the subject of menstruation and dreams with the help of nursing students in Miami, Florida. He found that dreams changed according to the different phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Before ovulation, more male characters appeared in the dream and the women found them more appealing, with women characters pushed to the background. After ovulation, the dreams tended to be more hostile towards men, depicting them as less attractive.
If you are a man dreaming of menstruation, it may refer to your receptive, nurturing nature, or the aspect of yourself that is creative.
Research has shown that in the week or so leading up to menstruation, women who suffer from PMS spend an increased length of time in dreamland, the dreams they report being extremely vivid and colorful. The conclusion drawn by researchers is that one of the functions of the dreaming mind is to help dreamers deal with difficult states of emotion and anxiety. Dreams that focus on the menopause are likely to indicate change, the end of one phase and the beginning of another.... The Element Encyclopedia
A mental hospital in a dream also represents a training school, caring for children’s education, teaching children to behave themselves, a place of learning, a school, a playground, a place of clamor and noise, using vile words, stealing money, or separation from one’s family and children.
If a deceased person is seen in a mental hospital in a dream, it means that he is dwelling in hell-fire, for a mental hospital sometime uses force with its patients and ties them up, or imprisons them. Ifone sees himself in a mental hospital in a dream, it means that he might go to jail for a crime he committed. Mixing with lunatics and insane people in a dream also means imprisonment and mixing with criminals, or it could mean falling sick, or dyingfrom a terminal illness.
If a poor person sees himself inside a mental hospital in a dream, it means financial success, receiving outside help, comfort and joy in his life.
(Also see Insanity)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are outside a mental institution, suggests that you are feeling shunned, excluded or ignored by others.... My Dream Interpretation
To see a mentally challenged person in your dream, suggests that someone around you is feeling ignored or overlooked. Perhaps you have failed to listen to what they have to say.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Mentally ill people in a dream are a sign that your thoughts and actions don’t make sense. Use your head! You have a good mind! Seeing yourself as mentally ill: stay away from people with too much imagination, people that love to build “castles in the air.” See Fool.... Dreamers Dictionary
Mentors do more than just teach; they pass on wisdom and refine their students’ character. In dreams, they represent aspects of yourself you can trust, or people you can rely on. In its shadow aspect, however, the mentor can take on an overbearing attitude that is more about imposing control than imparting wisdom. They can appear, for example, in dreams about people who undermine you or refuse to help you for no good reason.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: 1’he monument represents people who have been recognized for a special achievement; or it may remind you of an important event.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- The way we move in dreams can indicate a great deal about our acceptance of ourselves.
For instance, to be moving briskly would suggest an easy acceptance of the necessity for change, whereas being moved - such as on sonic kind of moving walkway would signify being moved by outside circumstances or at the wish of other people.
3- A movement towards Spiritual Acceptance can be undertaken when the time is considered to be right.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For instance, to be moving briskly would suggest an easy acceptance of the necessity for change, whereas being moved – such as on some kind of moving walkway – would signify being moved by outside circumstances or at the wish of other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The type of music that features in your dreams may have significance, especially if it was music you do not usually listen to in waking life. For example, if you love classical music but dreamt of a pop song, your unconscious may have retrieved the song from your memory because it portrays perfectly how you are feeling at present.
If you dreamed of classical music but are a modern music fan, this may be a reference to old-fashioned tastes and values with which you feel in tune. The dream may also be urging you to listen a little more to the advice of older people.
If you dreamed of choosing a song on a juke box, the song you chose may express how you are currently feeling. Dream drum rolls may be urging you to pay attention to someone or keep in step and conform to others in waking life.
According to Freud, a martial or rhythmical drum beat could suggest intercourse but another interpretation suggests that it could symbolize the voice of your unconscious or unspoken feelings that arise from the depths of your inner self.
If you were listening passively to music in your dream, this may be referring to your emotional reaction to a waking situation, but if you were actively making music, humming along or tapping the rhythm, this may be about your emotional involvement with someone or something. Dreams about music may also be urging you to explore your perhaps neglected potential for personal creativity, of which music is a common symbol.
If you were playing an instrument, the choice of instrument will also be significant.
If you were playing drums, are you trying to drum up support for something or someone, or did the dream suggest that something needs to be drummed into your head? If you clashed a pair of cymbals, this might suggest a clash of conflicting opinions, whilst blowing a trumpet may suggest bragging or your feelings of triumph. The black and white symbolism of piano keys could indicate the need to see things clearly, in black and white, or to harmonize extreme opinions. Don’t forget the sexual symbolism of musical instruments too. Freudians would, for example, regard a flute as a phallic symbol and the curved bodies of violins or guitars as a feminine symbol. Finally, dreams of playing instruments may simply be encouraging you to nurture a real-life talent for music. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Listening or hearing beautiful music: inner peace and harmony.
If the music is annoying, of course, it means the opposite.
The dream might also be an expression of your musical talent. Do you play an instrument? If so, what kind? See Dance.... Dreamers Dictionary
If they are broken, the pleasure will be marred by uncongenial companionship.
For a young woman, this dream foretells for her the power to make her life what she will. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
1- Musical instruments in a dream often stand for our skills and abilities in communication. Wind instruments tend to suggest the intellect. Percussion instruments suggest the basic rhythm of life.
2- Sometimes in dreams, musical instruments can suggest the sexual organs and therefore one’s attitude to one’s own sexuality.
3- Ways of self-expression (for example, playing a musical instrument) are offerings of our own creativity and arc spiritual acts.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The symbolism of the instrument itself appearing may allow us to come to terms with that emotion in a slightly more objective way. Not being able to play a particular instrument suggests we do not have access to that emotion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A broken musical instrument is a warning to guard your health; to break a string on an instrument while playing predicts a broken love affair.
A dream of putting new strings on an instrument foretells that good news is coming. Carrying a musical instrument is a sign of success with the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation
A broken musical instrument is a warning to guard your health; to break a string on an instrument while playing predicts a broken love affair.
A dream of putting new strings on an instrument indicates good news in the offing.
Carrying a musical instrument is a sign of success with the opposite sex.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
1- In dreams, all symbols of nourishment are associated with basic needs. Firstly, we require warmth and comfort; secondly, shelter and sustenance. Initially we experience this as coming from mother. Any dream in which we become aware of our needs then links with our relationship with mother.
If our need for nourishment and nurturing is not met we experience rejection and hurt. In dreams the two become interchangeable.
2- All symbols of containment (the vessel, cup, cauldron, bowl etc.) arc symbols of nurturing and femininity. Food-producing animals are also associated with the nourishing aspects of the mother and therefore of Mother Earth.
3- The suggestions of nourishing the soul and conferring immortality all belong to the nurturing of the Mother Goddess.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If our need for nourishment and nurturing is not met we experience rejection and hurt. In dreams these things become interchangeable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a woman, nurturing is perhaps more physical in feeling, whereas for a man, his focus will be on growth to maturity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a young woman to dream that she makes ointment, denotes that she will be able to command her own affairs whether they be of a private or public character.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The kind of ointment will often give information as to what we need.
For instance, to be dreaming of a well-known brand can suggest a non-specific type of healing, whereas an ointment that has been prepared specifically for the dreamer suggests a more focused approach.
2- Since Pagan times, ointments have been used to preserve and to prevent decay. Often the use of ointments was a mark of respect, and this symbolism can still apply in dreams today.
3- Ointment can point to our Spiritual need to care and heal, or alternatively, our need to be cared for.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you prepare yourself, you will have to make a stand against the adversity without the help of others; if you see it being made, you will tell friends about it; it you are applying it to yourself, you will find yourself in the middle of the disputes of others. Ointments with a pleasing smell indicates that you will live a good period of time in the emotional sphere; but if it smells bad, you will not know how to communicate with the people in your environment. The properties of the ointment can also be healing. In this case, something may have entered your life that will bring you calm and relief from the injuries of the past.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you receive them, you will be fortunate in undertakings. Giving them away, denotes recklessness and lavish extravagance. Losing an ornament, brings the loss either of a lover, or a good situation.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of personal ornamentation (see Necklace and Jewels) suggests an attempt to enhance something that we have and value, but that we want to make more valuable. In dream terms this can represent either our feelings, emotions or ideas.
2- To be conscious of ornaments in a dream tends to indicate that our personal space can be used more fully and therefore bring us greater success. We arc not simply going back to basics but arc actively improving our situation.
3- Tangible and recognisable spirituality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
See also Decorate.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If one sees the world decorated for him and he is able to ask for whatever he wishes from it in a dream, it means that he will become poor, or that he may face destruction. As for unusual ornaments that are not recognizable, or decorated lands one does not recognize, then ornaments are a good sign, and the same goes for wearing customary or traditional ornaments one is used to adorn himself with.
(Also see Earrings; Gem; Gold; Necklace)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For instance, in a student’s life, paper would suggest the need to pay attention to the studies, whereas festive wrapping paper could indicate the need for, or the possibility of, celebration.
The art of making paper or creating parchment indicates a highly skilled individual.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a young woman, it means that she will be angry with her lover and that she fears the opinion of acquaintances. Beware, if you are married, of disagreements in the precincts of the home. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An indication of coming to terms with other people and the voice inside you.
It is a symbol of governing and points to the need to coordinate your own qualities. How are you putting together your emotions and intellect7 How do you “rule” yourself and others7... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The higher aspects of Self have a degree of authority over us and are, if you like, the part of ourselves that deals with the Greater Good. Parliament thus represents those parts that connect us with the rest of the world.
2- Any gathering of people is important in a dream, since it shows us how we relate to that group.
To dream that we arc in the Houses of Parliament represents that we are in a decisionmaking place; we may not be capable of making decisions which affect other people, but we do have access to that space.
3- Parliament should stand for Spiritual Clarity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be paying cash suggests a more immediate use of our money and resources, whereas paying by credit card signifies a need to satisfy our immediate needs without thought of the consequences.
A cheque nowadays could well show a slightly outdated attitude.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you have to give money, energy is lost. Always make sure that you pay attention to the direction of the flow of energy: where it is coming from and where it is flowing to. Of course, in addition to the symbolic meaning, this dream might also represent an actual financial situation that might cause apprehension.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The apparently intuitive information in some dreams, when investigated, can be traced to an unconscious insight into the language of the living body. We all have this ability to understand body language, but it seems to be something which is inherited from past times before verbal language. It therefore remains a largely unconscious ability. In our dreams, however, it is a major factor in how the dream is structured.
If you cannot find a satisfying description below, imagine yourself making the movement or posture in the dream to see if you can define what the feeling quality is, or what you are saying non-verbally. It can often be of value to make the movement or take up the posture physically instead of in the imagination. By comparing the movement/posture with another one, it can help to clarify its quality.
Example: Marilyn was expenencing emotional pain connected with her impending divorce. Marilyn had dreamt of seeing a dinosaur standing in her path, devounng all who approached it. We explored it by having Marilyn find a body posture and movements which for her expressed the feeling of the dinosaur. In doing so Marilyn did not sense anger or aggression, but she did feel like a predator which always had to take to gain her own needs. This feeling immediately reminded her of her family life as a child. She remembered when she was sent shopping as a very young child of three or four; as well as buying what she had been asked, she purchased some sweets for herself. When she arrived home she was treated as if she had done a terrible thing, and that was where she began to feel like a predator. It seemed to her as if her own needs were always gained at the expense of someone else.
‘With this awareness, she could now see that the dinosaur standing iti her path clearly related to her present situation. Bargaining to gain a realistic share of the house and property jointly owned by her husband and herself, felt to her as if she were gaining her needs at his expense, like a predator. That made her feel so awful, she was almost ready to allow her husband to take all, leaving her without house or money to start again. Her awareness of where the feelings arose from, and the unrealistic pan they played in her life, allowed her to relate to the situation with less pain and more wisdom’ (from Mind and Movement, Tony Crisp). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For instance, a loss of boyfriend or stress caused many young women to have an increased need for sleep. Some people who had undergone successful psychotherapy for their emotional difficulties, and some meditators, found their sleep need was decreased.
Wanting to know more about why these situations changed sleep need, Hartmann went on to study dream sleep in a group of women who suffered premenstrual tension (PMT). This group were prone to depression and irritability during PMT—records show there is an unusually high rate of murder, suicide and admission to psychiatric hospitals during this time. Although Hartmann found this group needed a little more sleep time than a control group, the main feature of change was their increased need for dreaming. Their length of time spent in dreaming increased in relationship to their depression.
The conclusion reached was that one of the functions of dreaming is to help deal with difficult states of emotion or anxiety. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expcct of ourselves.
2- When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve il we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty.
3- The concept of Divine Retribution that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves suggests a judgmental God. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Gypsy people believe that dreaming that you are punished reveals the guilt you feel for having neglected your personal relationships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you felt guilty, perhaps there is something in your waking life that you feel is wrong or is destroying your peace of mind.
If you are actually caught in the act in your dream and find yourself awaiting or being sentenced to punishment of some kind, this is a clear message of disapproval from your dreaming mind and a warning that if you don’t change your ways, you will be in danger of being found out in waking life. Try to identify who punished you in your dream.
If it was someone you know, you may be feeling remorseful towards them in waking life, but if it was someone you do not know, you may be feeling guilty about breaking a law or rule in waking life or showing disrespect for authority.
If a lynch mob attacked you, have you committed a crime against society in general by not paying your taxes or dropping litter? If you dreamed of being accused of a crime you did not commit and nobody believed your protestations of innocence, do you feel you are being treated unfairly in your waking life? When the punishment was pronounced in your dream, did you feel that is was out of proportion to the wrongdoing.
If you felt the punishment was far too severe, this suggests that you are feeling extremely guilty about someone thing you have done in waking life.
If you were whipped in your dream, do you feel as if life has dealt you some harsh blows?
If you were arrested in your dream, this suggests the need for some kind of restraint in your waking life, or a fear of authority in general.
If a crime scene or forensic team appears in your dream, your dreaming mind is encouraging you to understand your motives.
If you were chained, imprisoned or sentenced to death in your dream, see NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.
If your dream features the ultimate crime of murder, see NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
An angry mob can suggest aspects of your own personality, as well as public opinion.
If you dream of being lynched, ask yourself whether you have been behaving appropriately in waking life. Whatever the instrument of punishment or torture in your dreams, be it the gallows, cane, guillotine, gibbet or birch, you need to identify who is being punished and why they are being punished. Bear in mind, too, that the inflicting of punishment, especially if it is a beating, may reflect a tendency towards masochism. Those dream interpreters that draw on Jung’s theory that nightmares are concerned with the shadow consider scary dreams to be a form of self-punishment for the cravings and desires you suppress during the day.
If you dream that you are back at school and forced to stay after a lesson in detention because you have not worked or listened properly, this may suggest that you are not absorbing information or paying significant attention to something important in your waking life. The ultimate image of punishment in dreams is hell, so if you dream of being condemned to hell, suffering eternal torment or are damned forever, this may be a reference to a mistake you have made in waking life, or something you have said or done and the force with which you are rebuking or warning yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
The more rigidly moral we are, the more hell and punishment we dream about. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Depth Psychology: If you went through painful experiences recently, the dream means that your wounds will heal soon!... Dreamers Dictionary
If one sees a drop of semen coming out of his reproductive organs in a dream, it denotes money that will surface.
If the man’s semen spatters over his wife in the dream, it means that he will buy her a new garment. Owning an earthenwarejar filled with semen in a dream means uncovering a hidden treasure, or becoming wealthy. Ifthe husband is spattered with the semen of his wife in a dream, it means that he will satisfy his desire for her and attain his purpose. Drinking water from one’s own reproductive organ in a dream means lustfulness.
If the husband sees a thick yellowish fluid flowing from his wife’s sexual organ in a dream, it means that she will give birth to an unhealthy child. Ifa reddish fluid flows instead in the dream, it represents a short lived child.
If it comes out as a black fluid in the dream, it means that such a child will grow to dominate the family and to be an unjust master of the household.
The ovum of a beautiful woman in a dream means happiness, wealth and children. Semen in a dream also means attaining one’s goal, comfort, or wasting one’s capital, divulging one’s secrets, or the death of a child.
If a farmer sees semen in his dream, it means that he will work on a barren land and make it fertile.
(Also see Impurity; Sexual intercourse; Vagina)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The context of the dream and your waking-life gender must factor into how you interpret this image in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If there are names on the sign, pay attention to the writing: small letters, elegantly written letters, ornate letters, or letters written in color.
If the sign has a picture, look up its meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If this area is damaged or suppressed, humans or animals make full muscular movements in connection with what is dreamt. He observed that cats would stalk, crouch and spring at imaginary prey. These very imponant findings suggest a number of things.
The unconscious process behind dreaming, apan from creating a non-volitional fantasy, can also reproduce movements we have not consciously decided upon. This shows we have at least two centres of will which can direct body and mental processes. Christopher Evans, linking with the work of Nicholas Humphrey at Cambridge University, sees the movements of dreaming cats as expressions of survival ‘programs’ in the biological computer. These ‘programs’ or strategies for survival need to be replayed in order not only to keep in practice, but also to modify them in connection with the influx of extra experience and information. In the human realm, our survival strategies and the way we relate to our social, sexual, marriage and work roles may also be replayed and modified in our dreaming.
Such movements are not linked simply to survival or social programs’.
An important aspect of dreaming is releasing painful emotions or trauma, and moving toward psychological growth. Also, the process producing these movements does not keep strictly to the realm of sleep.
It is observable that many muscular spasms, ticks, or unwilled waking movements arise from this source—the will’ of the unconscious—attempting to release trauma or initiate a necessary programme of psychological growth. That such dream’ activities as spontaneous movement or verbalisation should occur during waking would appear to suggest that a dream must occur with them. Research shows this is unlikely. It does however show that a dream may be imagery produced to express this mental, muscular, emotional ‘self regulation’.
The imagery may not be necessary if the process is consciously experienced.
Because the self-regulatory process produces spontaneous movements, emotions and verbalisation, it is likely there is a connection between it and many ancient religious practices such as pentecostalism, shaktipat in India, subud in Indonesia and seitai in Japan. These are forms of psychotherapy practised by other cultures. They create an environment in which practitioners can allow spontaneous movement and fantasy while awake. Because consciousness is then involved, and can co-operate with the self-regulating or healing activities of the unconscious, such practice can lead to better health and utilisation of unconscious functions.
The older religious forms of this practice relied on belief systems of spirits or gods. Once the connection between these practices and the dream is realised, much in them which was obscure becomes understandable. In my book Mind and Movement I explain the connection between the dream process, self regulatory healing, extended perception and waking consciousness. See abreaction; sleep walking; dream as therapist and healer. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For example, the ancient Romans offered wreaths of bay leaves as a symbol of triumph and peace, and they also used to strew rose petals, a symbol of both love and victory, on the paths of wedding parties and victors of war. In Britain, rosemary was called ‘Rose of Mary’ in memory of the Virgin Mary, and in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia says, ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance, pray you love, remember.’ In accordance with this association of rosemary with remembrance, the herb was once placed on the graves of loved ones. To see sage in your dream constitutes rejuvenating elements in your life, but it could also signal the need to be ‘sage’, or wise, when taking a decision that is preoccupying your waking mind. Majoram is thought to absolve and purify, rue reflects the bitterness of loss, whilst thyme is seen to represent ‘love forsaken’.
If garlic features in your dream, this refers to your personal defenses against negative aspects or forces in your life. The dream may, in addition, have referred to garlic’s medicinal properties and the need to take better care of your health in waking life.
To dream that you are eating gravy suggests that something in your life will happen more easily than you expected. Alternatively, it may suggest health problems and business disappointments. To dream of vinegar indicates worrisome and negative matters in real life; it may indicate that are the object of jealousy.
If ketchup features in your dream, this suggests that you need to spice something up in waking life. To see mustard in your dream signifies a desire to improve your prospects in life. On the other hand, it could denote some hasty action for which you are suffering and now bitterly regret. Or are you hoping to ‘cut the mustard’ and satisfy your own expectations in a forthcoming challenge in real life? Mustard seeds will most often indicate a new idea and your desire to plant, tend and realize its harvest.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a bachelor sees string instruments in his dream, it may mean that he will get married.
If a wife sees herself playing a string instrument in her dream, it means that she will put a child in her lap. Ifone sees himself playing a string instrument in front of the governor’s house in a dream, it means that he will preside over people should he qualify. Otherwise, it could mean that he will piece together or fabricate a story. Seeing a lute or a guitar in a dream denotes no harm if one sees them or intends to hold them, except if one hears their music. Playing or hearing a string instrument in a dream represents lies. Playing them in one’s house in a dream represent a calamity that will befall that family.
It is also said that playing such an instrument in a dream also means winningfame and presiding over others, though it could also denote distress for the player.
If a string of such an instrument breaks in a dream, it means relaxation and relief from stress.
A broken string of a lute or a guitar or similar instrument in a dream represents a precious property that causes its owner a headache. Every time he remembers it, he suffers from heartburn or stomach pain. Seeing such an instrument by a layman or a hardworking person in a dream means consolation and a lesson to learn from life. Seeing it by an insolent person in a dream means further corruption, while if a a tyrant or an unjust person sees it in a dream, it means oppressing others, terrorizingthem and cuttingthemofffrom their families.
(Also seeBanjo; Musician)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. If in a vitamin shop, considering various vitamins, one may be considering various actions that will energize one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A lover will have cause to suspect the faithfulness of his affianced after this dream.
To dream that you are swearing before your family, denotes that disagreements will soon be brought about by your unloyal conduct. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A maiden who has this dream should look to her own conduct, especially if the profanity she hears is understandable to her.... The Complete Dream Book
To hear others swear in your dream, indicates that you have overlooked an urgent matter or situation. Someone may even need to be rescued from some unusual circumstances. It may be your job to protect them.... My Dream Interpretation
If you hear cheering in your dreams, this often indicates happy or triumphant feelings, although it could also be wish-fulfillment.... The Element Encyclopedia
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3. Suggestive of themes in either the old testament or the new testament (make note of any other symbols for possibly related stories). ... New American Dream Dictionary
The element of air is associated with the Zodiac signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. For Jungian analysts, air seeks to establish itself in the realm of the intellect; it is through the process of thinking that we develop ideas and communicate. Air contributes inventiveness, originality, creativity and versatility to the personality. It gives that feeling of freedom and objectivity, and the ability to appreciate the differences between people. In dreams, air encourages you to let your thoughts soar, helping you to realize your full potential.
When air’s influence is exaggerated in a person, we see them as living in a dream world full of unrealistic goals and flights of fancy. Air should seek to maintain practicality and develop consistency in dealing with the real world. You cannot live without air, so when it appears in your dreams, consider its quality. Is it foggy, misty, clear or polluted? The answer will give you an idea of the atmosphere that surrounds you in waking life.
If you are outdoors in your dream and conscious of the clarity and coolness of the air, your dreaming mind may be urging you to give freedom to your thoughts. Or perhaps you feel released from a recent problem or situation. Air may also refer to the way in which you behave. Are you putting on airs and graces, or behaving in a superior way that demeans other people?... The Element Encyclopedia
According to astrological theory, people born under the earth signs of Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo are thought to have predominantly ‘earthy’ characteristics, such as emotional solidity, materialism, practicality and patience. Jungian analysts regard the earth as a symbol for sensation. In dreams, earth often represents the things you take for granted—yet rely on—in life, such as your body, the processes of life, and your family or cultural background. Earth also represents the past, the fallen leaves of your experience from which soil, new structures of self, are built.
Dreams associated with the earth, therefore, such as lying on the ground, may show that you need to be more grounded, practical and realistic in waking life. You may need to concentrate on worldly matters rather than flights of fantasy. To dream of the planet earth may be a symbol of your true self.
If you were gardening in your dream, creativity is probably indicated; the dream may be referring to your psychological growth and increasing emotional or financial security.... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, fire is a potent symbol of the passion of strong emotion and burning love, as well as of new beginnings. It has many different and conflicting meanings, and interpretation is sometimes difficult. Standing in, or being in, flames can therefore suggest the burning out of old attitudes or experiences to make way for the new; but such a dream could also represent your fears of a new phase in life, your own personal suffering for your beliefs, or that you are consumed by destructive emotions, such as passion or envy. Sometimes interpretation is easier; for example, if a house is burning down or there is a forest fire, this suggests you are consumed by passion. The exact interpretation will depend on whether the fire is being controlled or not.
If fire figures in your dream, consider whether your emotions have got out of control. Are you being a hot head? Is your passion burning?
A controlled dream fire can also symbolize security. The fireplace or hearth is the heart of the home and the center of warmth, and to dream of it may show that you feel comfortable with yourself. Freud said that fire was a symbol of the libido and passion, and to dream of poking a fire represented sexual arousal. Jung, on the other hand, said that fire suggested intuition and psychological transformation. Just as the alchemists used fire to transform base metal into gold, so fire is a symbol for personal growth. It destroys the past but lights the way for the future. It is the eternal flame in the temple of the soul and from the fire the phoenix of hope arises. Baptism by fire signifies a new awareness of spiritual power and transformation. Sometimes fire can be a warning of illness. It is also associated with the astrological signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
If a fire is put out by water, this suggests physical energy being restrained by the cooler processes of thought.... The Element Encyclopedia
Water is also a symbol of the spiritual life force. In most cultures there are tales of healing waters and in dreams, as in baptism, to be immersed in water is to be spiritually cleansed. As the governing element of the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, it is said to endow people born under that sign with the feminine qualities of gentleness and changeability.
Dreams of entering water suggest refreshment, healing and beginning something new. Deep water, pools and lakes are symbols of the unconscious or of being out of your depth, while shallow water represents a lack of energy. To dream of drawing water from a tap or well, or to be drinking it is in general a positive and creative sign. However, to spill water suggests setbacks. Flowing water signifies peace and security. To be immersed in water suggests pregnancy and birth or new beginnings, and coming out of water also suggests a fresh start. Fast-flowing water suggests lively encounters and fastmoving action; deep, still water suggests hidden depths, whilst also possibly warning against a person of few words with a hidden agenda.
If you see your reflection in water, this suggests the transient nature of life since the reflection can easily be lost.
The imagery may serve as a caution against trusting unworthy friends or projects.
If, in your dream, the water is dirty or muddy, it means your feelings are influenced by outer circumstances, worries, material problems, or values. If, however, the water is clear and sparkling, it symbolizes faith, honesty, hope and joy. Have you dreamed of boiling water? If you have, this may indicate the need to let off some steam. Is anything welling up that needs your attention? If you are on the water, for example in a boat, this suggests lack of emotional commitment, whilst to be in the water but not moving suggests fatigue.
If you dream of the elements of water and air clashing—such as strong winds creating a stormy sea—the symbolism suggests you might be contemplating human emotion in general, with all its ebb and flow from rage to calm and rage again. Finally, don’t forget that dreams featuring water may simply be triggered by raging thirst or a full bladder while you sleep.... The Element Encyclopedia
If we are being physically tortured in dreams, we need to look at the other images and personalities in the dream to discover what significance such action has in our everyday life. It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realizing it. Torment has a hugely emotional charge behind it and reveals an element of sadism in our dream tormentor. This can amount to persecution and is the sort of dream that will surface in post-traumatic stress disorder.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is more likely to be emotional or mental pain.
If we are unable to deal with the hurt, the dream may escalate into one of torment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2- Unemployment is a fear that almost everyone has. When an event connected with unemployment occurs, e.g. redundancy, dole payments etc. in a dream, our feelings of inadequacy are being highlighted. We need to experience that fear in order to deal with, and overcome, it.
3- A sense of spiritual inadequacy and inability can translate itself into the image of unemployment. This is more to do with not being motivated enough to accept a spiritual task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The more strings there are to such a necklace the greater will be his trustworthiness and esteem and family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In all conditions, garments bespeak a persons’ condition (as understood from above). Similarly, if he is a sinner, his condition will improve through repentance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same dream could mean that either she will benefit from the good qualities of her husband or he will benefit from her good qualities.... Islamic 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 argue with one, foretells that you will be outwitted and foiled.
To see a dark-haired woman with blue eyes and a pug nose, definitely determines your withdrawal from a race in which you stood a showing for victory.
If she has brown eyes and a Roman nose, you will be cajoled into a dangerous speculation.
If she has auburn hair with this combination, it adds to your perplexity and anxiety.
If she is a blonde, you will find that all your engagements will be pleasant and favorable to your inclinations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If they walk away from him in the dream, it means his poverty in the world. Sitting content in the company of women in a dream means lack of work.
(Also see Woman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of them shopping, you will soon see an increase in your spending power.
A dream of pregnant women is a sign that you will be blessed with abundant wealth.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Mother figures: The maternal aspect, and attachments to same. Feeling toward the feminine side of self. Alternatively, the spirit of earth (earth as our mother).
Wife: The literal wish for a wife, or someone in your life who would act as a companion and helpmate (see Bride).
The archetypal Goddess who is maiden, mother, and crone combined (see Icons).
An old woman: An emblem of folksy, time-honored wisdom, especially in matters of love and health (this may also be true of an old man). Alternatively, an emblem of the ancestors who act as guides in important life decisions.
Maids represent neatness and an attention to appearances either for yourself, in a situation, or in your home.
Nuns reflect religious dedication and lifelong devotion to an ideal.
For those who attended Catholic school, a nun may also be an authority figure stressing the need for discipline.
Waitresses symbolize service to others (see Servant). Do you feel as if people appreciate your time and efforts (for example, does the waitress in the dream receive an acceptable tip)? Are you giving too much of yourself?... The Language of Dreams
A dream of pregnant women is a sign that you will be blessed with abundant wealth.
An old time interpretation of seeing women in a crowd was that you would soon be met with treachery and deceit, so take your choice, either you are modern, or not.... Encyclopedia of Dreams