If the nail snaps, you may be attempting to stay away from a situation or duty.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If your acrylic nails break in your dream, this suggests that you are trying to avoid some situation or trying to get out of a responsibility.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Bodyl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Body’; Five fingers; Thimble)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Suggests that looking at your own fingers, in a dream, means you want to fight.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing a large finger in a dream: you have an unconscious hankering for love and sexual contact (particularly in women’s dreams).
A dirty finger announces quarrels and unpleasantness. Cutting yourself means mishaps or gossip. Are you missing a finger in your dream? Is one finger too thick, too thin? The interpretation of such images depends upon which finger is involved.
The thumb stands for courage, self-confidence, and a fighting spirit.
The index finger stands for goals, patience, ambitions, pride, and intellect.
The middle finger stands for success, profession, business, long-term plans, work ethic, and caution.
The ring finger stands for art, beauty, music, sense of community, emotions, and empathy.
The little finger is a phallic symbol and represents sexual needs. Is a finger raised to admonish you? Is it a warning? Is it pointing at something? If a finger is missing, you are cither missing the above- mentioned character traits or exaggerating them. Looking at fingerprints suggests you pay more attention to your individuality.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of an injured finger, then you are processing your hurt feelings for having been blaming, shaming, fault finding or rigidly decisive. See Hand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A beckoning finger is encouragement, whereas if the fourth or ring finger is more noticeable, love of a selfless kind is suggested.
If the little finger is crooked traditionally there may be some deviousness around.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If bunched into a fist there is aggression against us.
If the fingers on both hands are interlaced, some self-control is necessary. You might also like to consult the entry for hand in body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you view the symbol in question as a positive one, then good fortune lies ahead - soon.
If you view the symbol as a negative image, then caution is called for in any business, financial or romantic matters.
If the finger points at a specific person whom you know, that person - or someone who reminds you of that person - is not to be trusted, and any dealings with him or her call for a great deal of caution.
A cut, broken, or bandaged finger is a dream of contrary, indicating significant successes after a great deal of effort.
If you are aware that the finger is of a left hand, you are being warned that any shady sort of dealings, whether business, financial or romantic, will not go the way you hope, and could have upsetting consequences.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(2) Is it the finger of blame being pointed at you? It may be your father or some other authority figure who does the pointing. However, these usually symbolize internal mechanisms of your psyche, and the blaming they represent is self-blaming. What imagined crime are you punishing yourself for?
(3) A pointing finger may be showing which way you should go for further self-fulfilment or for the solution of a particular problem.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A finger of guilt at someone else means it really belongs to you; accept self-responsibility.... The Dream Books Symbols
The particulars of the gesture in the dream should indicate the meaning.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of a finger pointing at you means you are feeling guilty about something. Dreams that feature your little finger represent your mental power, memory, and ability to communicate.
To dream of your index finger represents good judgement.
To dream of your middle finger means you are practical and cautious.
A dream about your ring finger represents success, popularity and creativity.
To dream of an unusually long finger predicts a romantic upset.
A very short or stubby finger signifies new friends.
A hand with extra fingers is a forecast that you will receive an inheritance. Also see “Fingernails” and “Fingerprints”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If a finger is pointing at you in your dream, you could feel guilty about something you have done. Alternatively, the dream could be pointing you in a new direction.
Fingers can also denote partnership, especially if the wedding finger is highlighted.
If your fingers are injured or cut off, perhaps you feel anxious about your ability to accomplish some demanding task or perform in some waking situation. Consider what aspect of yourself the dream is pointing out.
If the dream focuses on your finger-nails, this suggests that you enjoy being surrounded by grace, beauty, glamor and art.
If your finger-nails are dirty, you may be disappointing your family in some way.
If your finger-nails break, you may be trying to avoid some situation or trying to get out of a responsibility.
Dreaming of a thumb suggests awareness of how powerful you are, depending on whether the thumb is pointing upwards (positive) or downwards (negative). The latter was used as a death signal by the ancient Romans in gladiatorial games. According to ancient dream oracles, an extra finger suggests that you will receive an inheritance.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see well-kept nails, indicates scholarly tastes and some literary attainments; also, thrift. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a woman, they may remark on her rage. Long fingernails may mention the need to claw through some great obstacle.
A broken fingernail may indicate a loss in the ability to protect your work or a creative project.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2. Intellectual gifts, ability to learn and acquire new skills (well-groomed nails).
3. A difﬁcult, seemingly impossible situation (to bite nails).
4. Deceptive or false appearances (fake or polished nails). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Clean and well-kept fingernails, with a high polish are an omen of deceitful acquaintances whom you see frequently.... The Complete Dream Book
If these fingernails scratch anyone, beware—you are in danger of getting seriously hurt.
Depth Psychology: The fingernail usually symbolizes the “intellectual weapon” used to defend yourself against the attacks of others. Scratching someone means working off unconscious aggression. See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are polishing your fingernails represents beauty.
To dream that you are chewing your fingernails suggests that there is a situation you feel is beyond your ability to deal with. You don’t know how to handle this circumstance.
To dream that your fingernails are growing quickly indicates your wish to connect with someone. You would like to reach out to others in some way.
To dream that a man has long red fingernails indicates that he is connected to his emotions and is sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. This dream may also represents sexual desires and sensuality.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of short fingernails, then this is about feeling vulnerable and/or functional.
If you dream of long fingernails, then this dream is about elegance and/or your ability to protect yourself.
If fingernails are dirty, this represents a lack of hygiene or care for personal appearance.
If the fingernails are polished and clean, this you care about being presentable, professional, making a good appearance, and having your act together.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of well-kept fingernails, it symbolizes your intelligence and ability to learn.
To dream of cutting yo... My Dream Interpretation
2. Difﬁculties in ﬁnancial matters.
3. A permanent mark. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of seeing your own fingerprints, or having them taken by police, you are feeling guilty about something. It’s possible that you haven’t been entirely truthful with a certain someone, or you’re blaming yourself for a real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To see beautiful hands, with white fingers, denotes that your love will be requited and that you will become renowned for your benevolence.
To dream that your fingers are cut clean off, you will lose wealth and a legacy by the intervention of enemies. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. An important method of nonverbal communication.
3. Arguments or loss of money (cut or bleeding ﬁngers).
4. Accusations (as in “ﬁngering”).
5. Livelihood, labor and dexterity.
6. Inheritance, loss or gain (unusual number of ﬁngers). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Pointing at someone or something represents an accusation. Alternatively, in a magical setting this may symbolize directing power toward an intended goal.
A finger to the lips indicates silence as the best course of action right now. Hold your words and use this time to think things through.
Raising the two central fingers is a protective emblem from classical times, averting the influence of the “evil eye.” Consider from what or whom you feel the need to protect yourself and why.
Clenched fingers reflect tension or anger that has not been directed constructively.
The central finger of the hand is an emblem of the phallus, which actually dates back to Rome when prostitutes used it to beckon their customers. This usage slowly changed to our modern insult. Tlie question here is to whom is the insult directed and why?
Crossed fingers symbolize your wishes and hopes.
Fingernails have several implications. First, they were a common component for magical spells to gain power over another. Second, depending on how they’re used in the dream, these can be a kind of weapon. In addition, fingernails over a blackboard reveal irritations.... The Language of Dreams
The little finger relates to memory, communication, daintiness, and the intellect.
The ring finger, or Venus finger, relates to contracts, marriage, and other bonds in relationships.
The middle finger, or Saturn finger, is associated with structure, form, hard work, and responsibility.
The index, or forefinger, is associated with Jupiter and is the finger of authority, God, accusation, or judgment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If your fingers fall off in your dream, this indicates that you are allowing a circumstance to overpower or control you. You could be literally losing control of the situation.
To dream that your fingers are injured suggests that you have fears about finishing some job or task in life.
To dream of a finger pointing at you indicates that you blame yourself for something.
To dream about your little finger indicates your intellectual acuity, recollection, and the strength of communication.
To dream of your forefinger suggests power, focus, and acumen. This dream could be trying to get you to pay attention to some aspect of your life.
To dream about your middle finger indicates wisdom, care, responsibility, feasibility, and dedication. This dream could represent a phallus.
To dream of your ring finger indicates imagination, favorable outcomes, and popularity.
It is connected with marriage, commitment, and union.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To point a finger or see one pointing predicts a complete change of environment.
A bandaged finger suggests you will escape lightly from a situation which could have been disastrous.
A hurt finger indicates difficulties of your own making.
A cut finger means some unusually hard work ahead.
A lost (or missing) finger predicts legal troubles concerning money matters.
An unusually long finger predicts a romantic upset.
A very short or stubby finger signifies new friends.
A hand with extra fingers is a sure forecast of an inheritance.
If, in your dream, you were specifically aware that the finger involved was a left- hand one, you are being warned that any illicit affair (whether business or love) could have a very unpleasant backlash.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If they point to you the dream involves self-blame.
If they point to a particular direction maybe they are showing the way forward within your own existential confusion.
If you cut your finger and it bleeds the dream augurs good fortune.
If you dream that you have an additional finger you will receive an inheritance. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Consider that each finger has specific meanings:
The thumb is connected to dexterity and the ability to get things done.
The first finger is the pointer, which correlates to blame and making choices.
The middle finger expresses disdain and anger.
The fourth finger relates to commitment and collaboration.
The last finger connects to expressiveness and gentility.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The thumb represents the pre-dawn prayer, the index represents the midday prayer, the middle finger represents the mid-afternoon prayer, the ring finger represents the sunset prayer, and the little finger represents the eveningprayer. As for the fingers of the left hand in a dream, they are interpreted to represent one’s nephews.
To cross or intertwine one’s fingers in a dream means difficulties and poverty.
(Also see Body’; Fingers; Thimble)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you feel torn because you are in the middle of a situation that is pulling at you, this dream is showing you where there is a need for emotional and psychological integration of your extremes as well as boundaries. See Center.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. Extreme disapproval, insult or anger. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Unfortunately, during this time we tend to recall fewer dreams as we feel that we simply haven’t got time to remember them or think about them. By the time we are in our forties, however, many of us begin to catch our breath and start to reflect on our lives so far. Often in the middle of our lives there is a feeling that some kind of change is essential. For example, we may explore our creative potential, go back to school, change career or partner, take up an exciting new sport, downsize and so on.
If you are in your forties, your dreams may well reflect this craving for change with their themes of adventure, romance and daring, but if this craving isn’t acknowledged, themes of conflict and aggression may feature strongly in your dreams.
The need to look back at your early promise may also prompt dreams of school, old friends or the search for a lost car. During the middle years you may also find yourself with the new-found responsibility of caring for parents with failing health. Not surprisingly dreams experienced if this is the case often involved themes of escape—part of you wishes to be free from this enormous responsibility. In waking life, you may take your duties seriously but this cannot stop your dreaming mind booking your parents—or parents-in-law—on a plane to nowhere or on an endless cruise.
If you aren’t in this stage of life, a dream about fast forwarding or returning to your thirties and forties will most likely reflect your growing sense of responsibility and longing to make your mark on the world.
One of the most common dreams in midlife is that of the lost car. You park the car and return to find it’s gone. You wander anxiously around the area but cover the same ground with no results. In short, this is a dream about feeling lost because you have followed the rules rather than your instinct or intuition.
If you have this dream, the indication is that some part of your waking life is unfulfilling and you feel as if you have lost something precious; you are not only upset when you recognize you have lost it but your life comes to a complete standstill. Another common dream at this time is that of a forgotten baby or child; in this dream, you are going about your routine as normal but hear a child or baby crying. You search for a while then discover a baby or child in the cupboard and suddenly realize that they have been in there, not for hours, but for days. You are filled with feelings of shock and regret. The baby in the dream indicates the part of yourself that was initiated and then abandoned; for example, a college education that was postponed for marriage. In other words, the child is something you began but set aside. Such dreams emerge to remind you that it is not too late to exploit your hidden potential or rediscover an idea or passion from the past.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you came across an oyster in your dream, was the shell open or closed? If the oyster shell was shut, it may be hinting that your unconscious contains a pearl of wisdom. Oysters are also traditionally thought to be aphrodisiacs, so is it time to reinvigorate your love life? If the oyster shell was empty, could your unconscious have been indicating events that have passed you by, or do you think the world is no longer your oyster? If a mussel features in your dream, this may suggest that you are afraid to reveal your soft, pulpy and vulnerable interior and are in a state of hiding. Another interpretation is that you are worried about your state of dependence, having attached yourself to someone or something because you believe that you cannot make it on your own. Consider also the homonym for mussel. Should a clam or clams appear in your dream are you closing up, withdrawing, withholding, avoiding, being reticent or clamming up in some way in waking life? Perhaps you are keeping a secret. Alternatively, it could be that something in your life feels sticky or uncomfortably close, as in clammy. On the other hand it may also imply happiness, euphoria, and that you are as happy as a clam.
If a freshwater or land-based snail featured in your dream, do you wish to creep into your shell or, as snails move slowly, is a project taking longer than you thought in waking life? Other interpretations for snail include: lacking in vitality or enthusiasm, needing to slow down or speed up, being ready to protect or defend yourself, and feeling at home wherever you go.
If slugs feature in your dream, this can suggest any of the following: that you are lacking in energy or vitality, functioning below par, being unenthusiastic or making slow but steady progress. They could also suggest a devious, unmannered or deceitful person, a slug or slime ball, that you are feeling vulnerable, or that you or someone else is being spineless and is acting in a cowardly manner.
Octopuses have numerous tentacles that operate independently, so could your unconscious have been commenting on your multitasking ability? As a sea creature, the octopus carries the energy of emotion and the many ways to hold or connect. In their positive form, these creatures reflect emotional depth and the ability to direct your energy in many directions without losing your center. A dream octopus may therefore suggest successful business deals or any other project involving much multitasking. It may also be associated with a person or situation that has many ways of holding or affecting you, such as a mother or a debt.
If a squid squirted a cloud of black ink in your face in your dream, could this be indicating that emotional conflicts are being obscured rather than confronted?... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Final resolution to a situation (“hit the nail on the head”).
3. Failure in business or industry (bent, broken or rusted nails).
4. Joining two thoughts or ideas. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A nail in a dream also represents attainment of one’s goal. Fastening a nail to a piece ofwood in a dream means getting married. Nails in a dream also could represent an army, and they could signify strength and benefits. Swallowing nails in a dream means swallowing one’s anger. Nails in a dream also represent someone who associates with evil people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The holding power of the nail may also be significant. Finger and toe nails usually suggest claws or the capability of holding on.
2- The penetrative power of the nail may be significant if the dreamer is having difficulty with issues of masculinity or sexuality.
3- Spiritually the nail represents necessity and fate. In Christianity; nails also signify ultimate sacrifice and pain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Someone who is being, or trying to be, impenetrable and rugged (e.g., “tough as nails”).
The ability and wherewithal to hold things together. What objects get nailed together in this case is quite significant.
Being unjustly accused and sentenced (as Christ) by those around you, often a peer group. Alternatively, being caught in an untruth or illegal activity (e.g., “getting nailed”).
Discovering an underlying, fundamental truth or reality (e.g., “nailing it down”).
Correctly interpreting something that your Higher Self, others, or the Universe has been trying to communicate (e.g., “hitting the nail on the head”).
Nails have a piercing quality that can be useful or harmful. Is there a relationship in your life right now that seems painfully binding?
Nails that are not flush with the woodwork represent those unseen snags in life. These can delay progress until you free yourself.... The Language of Dreams
The holding power of the nail may also be significant. Fingernails and toenails usually suggest claws or the capability of holding on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see shiny or new nails in your dream forecasts unexpected news. Dreams about bent or rusty nails signify minor delays or slow progress. Also see “Fingernails”.... My Dream Interpretation
The external aspect of a person’s nails says a lot about that person’s physical and mental health. So, dreaming of dirty and bitten nails evidences poorly controlled anxiety. If, on the contrary, the nails are well taken care of, it indicates that you know how to control your nerves and that you have a strong enough will to succeed in your objectives.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Nails announce little reward after a lot of work. However, if they are new and shiny, it means that the dreamer will have better means to carry out her task. If, on the contrary, they are old, broken, or corroded, then they indicate diseases and poor emotional relationships with others. Working with nails announces participation in a task that will give you great satisfaction; to find them, fulfillment of your desires; and to nail them, murmurings of someone who despises you.
Since the Romans, iron has been considered a sacred metal.
Dreaming of a rusty iron nail augurs good fortune.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This symbol may be seen as a fingernail or toenail.
If a fingernail is pointing at something, a new direction or viewpoint is being created.
If one stubs a toenail, carelessness may have caught up with the person.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To see shiny and/or new nails in your dream forecasts unexpected news, but bent or rusty nails signify either minor reverses or slow progress.
See also Fingernails.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: A (carpenter’s) nail is a symbol of the strength that holds your relationships together. Dreaming about finger or toenails: you want to hold onto a person or possession—but he/she/it will slip through your fingers anyway.
For the outcome, look at the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
To deal in nails, shows that you will engage in honorable work, even if it be lowly.
To see rusty or broken nails, indicates sickness and failure in business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the length of one’s fingernails reaches near breaking in a dream, it means losing to others what otherwise could remain under one’s own control, or it could denote the need to pay alms tax or to distribute charity. Seeing one’s fingernails broken or chipped in a dream means loss of money, status or health.
If one’s fingernails become claws in a dream, it means that he will triumph over his enemy.
(Also see Body’; Claw)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A man may be expressing some repressed anxiety about sexual potency while a woman may be expressing her unconscious abhorrence of sex.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To drive nails shows you will complete a deal and ‘drive’ a hard bargain.
If you injury yourself with a nail you should be careful of careless talk and sharp words. Additionally nails may have some sexual connotations.
A man may be expressing some repressed anxiety about sexual potency and a woman may be expressing her unconscious abhorrence of sex.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A nail is the element that is introduced into an environment in such a way as to join disparate segments together, and herein lies its symbolic meaning. To see or use nails in a dream is to have access to that which will keep the thing you are building together in strength and integrity.
The thing you are building represents a new idea in consciousness, and the nails ensure that it will take proper form.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To drive nails shows you will complete a deal and ‘drive’ a hard bargain.
If you injury yourself with a nail you should be careful of careless talk and sharp words.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
3. An oath or promise.
4. The intellect; ability to communicate. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Sexual availability.
3. Success in social affairs and activities. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Sexual availability.
3. Success in usually social affairs and activities. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To step on them, denotes that you will come in contact with disagreeable people.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Individualistic, not concerned with impressing others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Lack of moderation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- From a psychological point of view, the snail suggests steadiness and self-containment.
To be moving at snail’s pace suggests direct planned, careful movement.
3- Spiritually; because of the spiral shape of its shell, the snail is a natural symbol of the labyrinth (see Labyrinth).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The spiral shape of the snail shell is symbolic of the labyrinth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be moving at snail’s pace suggests direct planned, careful movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If in the dream the snail eats plants and flowers, it announces the loss of job due to negligence or laziness; if it shows its horns, infidelity; if it stays in the shell, sympathy for the characters that presented in the episode. If, however, it moves towards the dreamer it suggests delays in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A snail in a dream may be asking you to consider the value of moving slowly.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The snail symbolizes your sensitivity and vulnerability.
The snail shell is a sign that you are looking for a retreat or just to be left alone. See Turtle.... Dreamers Dictionary
A person splitting in two can also represent someone who is “two-faced” or dishonest.
If you dream that you split into two, you are feeling very conflicted over a personal decision, or about what direction you should take in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream of cutting your toenails represents how you are taking care or protecting a certain aspect of your life that is very important to you. This dream is about how you maintain your personal reputation and make sure that others don’t see your flaws.
To dream of having long toenails may suggest that you have been neglecting yourself in some way. Someone might be distracting you from what’s important in your waking life. Or you may need to get more motivated about some situation.
A dream that your toenails become infected or fall off, means that you are worried about the disapproval of others. You may be worried about a secret coming out.... My Dream Interpretation