To dream of apes, monkeys, gorillas or baboons suggests a link with the impulsive, imprudent, inquisitive side of ourselves, such as the self-centred grabbing of food, or sexual gratification without concern for the needs of the other person. It can also suggest the ability to mimic or copy, as well the childish, foolish and infantile side of the dreamer’s character that delights in mischief-making.
On the other hand, to dream of apes or monkeys, especially if they are white haired, can link in with the dreamer’s own unconscious wisdom: the wonderful experience of existing, of being alive with all the powers of a living creature such as strength, passion, awe and wonder in meeting life and the stars. Does your dream monkey reveal a wider side of you? The three mystic monkeys cover their eyes, ears and mouth showing that they ‘see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil’. Do you need to keep your own counsel?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that someone does not like you, and that you are worried, it is a bad omen. If, however, you do not appear to be upset at all, then your difficulties will be overcome.... Mystic Dream Book
To dream that you dislike a person, might represent the bad feelings you have for some person in real life. You feel that this person hasn’t been treating you right, or doing the right thing. This dream may also suggest that you fear confrontation and aren’t great at sticking up for yourself.
If you dream of being disliked by others, beware of selfishness. You often mean well, but sometimes forget to consider the wants or needs of others.... My Dream Interpretation
When we will to speak or move, unconscious physical and psychological impulses and processes occur to produce the response. These deeply unconscious processes are often depicted by fish. Also the attitudes and urges we have in common with humanity—the collective unconscious, and the impulses or insights arising therefrom—can therefore represent the Self or Christ; sexual drive in connection with reproduction, the many little fishes being sperm. In this sense we are the fish which swam the incredible journey and grew into a human, but is still on the odyssey of life and death.
The fish may be the wisdom we have not yet brought to consciousness, regarding our personal journey in time and eternity. Fishing: creating a receptive state of consciousness which allows the deep insights or processes to become known; trying to find spintual nourishment. Eating fish: integrating our inner realisations; partaking of Christ. Eaten by fish: feeling threatened by the unconscious; threat of losing conscious or rational direction of life. Dead fish: non-expression of basic urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Abstinence; Asceticism; Bat; Celibacy; Extremism; Fear; School of thought) Living a monastic life in a dream means walking away from common traditions. Becoming a monk in a dream means receiving praises, respect, or commendation, though one will become uptight because of it, or have limited resources, little money, lives meekly, have constant fears, or it could mean hiding away from people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a monk symbolize spiritual devotion, connection to spirit, and the aspect of you that is service oriented, altruistic, selfless, and generous, detached from the confines of your ego.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: In his devotion to the mystical life, the monk in dreams symbolizes an emotional response to a vocation, perhaps to a life of ascetism. He symbolizes holiness – and no matter what religion – that part of us that searches for the divine. He can have the same significance as the hermit or wanderer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: As a shadowy representation of the part of us that prefers to exist in isolation, the monk can appear in dreams when our self-belief is under threat. When he is cowled or hooded he signifies hidden information, but with his face uncovered he represents truth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a monk or nun appears in your dreams, the positive aspects of this archetype are fairly obvious: spiritual intensity, devotion, dedication, persistence, and perhaps wisdom. Are these qualities you need to develop within yourself? The monk archetype can also suggest the ability to be single-minded, assiduous, devoted to a spiritual path or to any great achievement that requires intense focus. On the shadow side, the role of a religious recluse could be seen as being removed from the real world, overly pious, even privileged in the sense of not having to be concerned about earning a living, or raising a family.... The Element Encyclopedia
A monkey in a dream represents someone with every type of faults. Fighting with a monkey and beating him in a dream means falling sick then recovering from one’s illness. Ifthe monkey wins the fight, then it means falling to an illness that has no cure.
A monkey in a dream also represents a sinner and a criminal. Monkey’s bite in a dream represents a fight or having an argument with someone.
A monkey in a dream also represents a deceitful person, a sorcerer, or an illness.
If one becomes a monkey in a dream, it means profiting from sorcery, or engaging in adultery.
A monkey in a dream also represents a defeated enemy. Riding on the back of a monkey in a dream means winning a war against one’s enemy. Eating monkey’s flesh in a dream means suffering from depression, becoming poor, alcoholic, deprived, or suffering from an illness that could lead one near his death. Ifone is offered a monkey as a gift in a dream, it means that he will defeat and capture an enemy, or it could mean that he will betray a trust. Carrying a monkey over one’s shoulders in a dream means stealing something from one’s house, or something that belongs to his family.
A monkey in a dream also represents a filthy and a loathsome person. Owning a monkey in a dream means suffering major losses in one’s life.
A monkey in a dream also means committing a sin, disobedience to God’s commands, or becoming despised.
The monkey is a symbol that needs to be understood by considering the various associations that we make when thinking about them. Monkeys may represent lust, self-satisfaction and trickery.
A monkey may also represent positive attributes, such as agility, inspiration, a sense of freedom and a capacity to imitate. In Japan, toys that look like monkeys are given to children because monkeys are supposed to be able to drive out evil spirits. In India, the monkey is a symbol of soul. Thus, monkeys as symbols appear to have a double or twin meaning. Whether positive or negative, the monkey is revealing something to you about what is going on in your inner world. People usually think that monkeys are far less evolved and the expression “stop monkeying around” is understood by all.
The dream with a monkey may be an encouragement from you unconscious to continue to develop your personality by staying close to your own nature.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Foolishness; thoughtlessness; being ruled by impulse. But sometimes same as ape (see above in this entry). Idioms: make a monkey of; monkey business; monkey with; monkey tricks. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Monkey may arrive to warn of a mischievous prankster at work who may make a mess of things. It points to pnmal emotions that need to be expressed more freely, perhaps those associated with childhood. Monkeys teach us about the importance of family relationships and group interactions. In that they swing on trees, they may point to explonng branches of knowledge.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: The monkey is a symbol of an embarrassing encounter. Or you may be worried about your bad habits.
If the monkey is playing with you and making faces, you are surrounded by superficial and insonct-driven people, or you may be examining your own “animalistic tendencies.” Several monkeys: your enemies don’t want to show their “real faces.” If a monkey is climbing, your chances for romance will improve.
Depth Psychology: The monkey is considered our animalistic shadow, a distorted image of ourselves. We are afraid of the ‘lecherous monkey” in us, because it is only looking for physical gratification. Sometimes the monkey may be a warning against false, manipulative friends.... Dreamers Dictionary
The monkey characterizes the infantile, childish and arrested side of our character.
The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisitiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, this quality of lively curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If swinging from limb to limb, stop and get yourself centered; if chattering or jumping up and down, still the mind through meditation; if monkey is imitating others, recognize and change some crazy numbers you are running you have picked up from others. Monkey see, monkey do. Determine direction from within.... The Dream Books Symbols
This represents the worst of ourselves. It indicates that your instincts are about to run wild, since the monkey is considered a restless, mocking, and lascivious animal. Very often, this dream is related to sex: the unconscious struggles break free and unleash its most primal desires. The message associated with these images is that you must control your impulses, channeling them in the proper way (without, however, repressing them).
In India, monkeys are associated with those human attitudes that surrender in the face of worries, doubts, and fears. The dream may be telling you to try to find inner peace.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Whenever an animal is present in a dream, it is pointing to a more instinctual approach to life. You may be obsessed with a pervasive thought pattern that won’t let your mind rest.
The proverbial “monkey on your back” or the agitation of the “monkey mind” may be what this dream is calling forth.
A monkey may also be indicative of the ability to mimic behavior by rote, but without a heartfelt understanding of the deeper meaning associated with the choices you are making. From an aboriginal perspective, the medicine available through the totem of the monkey relates to curiosity and playful energy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about mysterious, frightening creatures, or monsters: you have been shaken to the depths of your soul.
Hidden emotions deep in vour unconscious are raking shape, troubling you. Sometimes the reason for nightmares is actual physical stress. Did the creatures resemble real animals? See Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary
When we, or others, are wearing a veil we are either trying to hide something, or are only partially accepting knowledge about ourselves or our relationship to others. Also consult the individual entry for veil.... Dream Meanings of Versatile