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
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
Another very common childhood dream is of a toy or other harmless object, such as a book or pencil, that suddenly becomes menacing. Again such dreams can reflect tensions about situations the child find threatening or disturbing.
If your child has such dreams, you may want to consider if a normal aspect of your life, for example, a camping trip or relatives visiting, is making a child feel uncertain.... The Element Encyclopedia
Childhood attitude to life or people; not taking something or someone seriously, just ‘playing’ at life or love; can also show an attitude of play that is positive and creative, not killing one’s creativity by being too serious; the toy dream may be a way of playing’ with emotions and sexuality which allows the dreamer to explore and mature these areas in a safe way. Toy animal, cuddly toy: a childhood attitude to one’s natural drives; one’s desire for a non-threatening emotional or sexual relationship. See doll; games, gambling. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When there arc tovs in a dream we mav be aware of children around us, or of our more childlike selves. Toys will highlight the creative side of ourselves, and the more playful innocent part.
2- Perhaps we need to look at the types of toys which appear. They often give some indication of what we are playing with. We may be mulling over new ideas or new- ways of relating to others. Equally we need to ‘play’ more, to relax and have fun.
3- Toys appearing in a dream maybe alerting us to our ability to create our own lives. Just as a child will imagine himself creating his own little world through his toys, so also can we as dreamers and creators.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a toy signify that you are having frivolous fun, taking life playfully and are connecting to your childhood essence. This dream might also be revealing your childish attitudes toward life, and immaturity. See Teddy Bear.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Time to play, lighten up. When you see your goals as toys, they are easier to manifest. The childhood spirit of play is your best creative tool; play with ideas and they happily take a new form in self-expression.... The Dream Books Symbols
Dreams that feature childhood toys can be either encouraging or discouraging, depending on how you feel in your dream. On the one hand if you dreamed of playing happily in a toy shop for hours and hours, your dreaming mind may be reminding you of the importance of having fun every now and again, and playing childish or adult games. Has fun or relaxation been missing from your life recently? On the other hand, if you feel bored by your dream toys, then perhaps it is time to put your energy to productive use. Dream toys may also express a wish to assert control over your adult life at a time when you may be having problems.
Breaking toys may express your frustration with problems you find hard to resolve.
If toy dreams suggest asserting control over problems, dreams which feature puppets or dolls are about asserting control over other people. Dreams about dolls can express your feelings and beliefs about your parents but they may also represent your feelings about being manipulated by people close to you in waking life. To dream of a rocking horse bears the same symbolism as a dreaming of horses in general, but it can also express a yearning for the comfort and security of childhood with its gentle, rocking motion. One of the most ancient and well-known toys, the spinning top may suggest a trance-like state or meditative frame of mind in which you look into the depths of your unconscious. The wailing sound it produces may also be associated with sorrow and bereavement. Cuddly toys, especially teddy bears, illustrate comforting and soothing aspects of your life. See also Toy entry in BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD.
Toys may be a reflection of the inner child who wishes to come out and play
These can be memorable toys from your own youth, or those for which you longed as a child.
Each toy envisioned will likely carry’ different connotations.
For example, seeing a rag doll could indicate that, in this situation, you feel as if you’ve lacked backbone or firmness.
A fire truck mav act as counsel to put out a figurative fire that’s been raging. Building blocks reflect self-construction and foundation work, and an ABC’s coloring book might symbolize the need to return to the “basics” again, instead of focusing so much on frills.... The Language of Dreams
Toys, as small copies of larger objects, symbolize the microcosm within the macrocosm. Appearing in dreams, they may be alerting us to our ability to create our own lives. Just as a child will imagine himself creating his own little world through his toys, so also can we create as dreamers.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When there are toys in a dream we may be aware of children around us, or of our more childlike selves. Toys will highlight the creative side of ourselves, and the more playful innocent part.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Perhaps we need to look at the types of toys that appear. They often give some indication of what we are playing with. We may be mulling over new ideas or new ways of relating to others. Equally we need to ‘play’ more, to relax and have fun.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: It will depend on whether the toys are gender specific in dreams. Boys’ toys in men’s dreams indicate the need to learn different masculine skills and girls’ toys suggest learning about sensitivity. Girly toys in women’s dreams might suggest that she needs to rediscover her hidden femininity, whereas boys’ toys would show that she needs to appreciate her more assertive side.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Pleasant new developments in all the areas of your life are predicted in a dream of toys, unless they were broken or damaged, in which case the dream is warning you that your tendency to childish, impulsive behavior could seriously impede your progress.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of toys is interpreted as a repressed desire to return to childhood. It indicates a fear of commitment and adult responsibilities. The dreamer feels overwhelmed by the weight he carries and seeks refuge in a safe, happy time, free from obligations and responsibilities.
If this dream is an unconscious way of expressing your hidden feelings, you should ask yourself which aspect of your life is represented by each toy. On the contrary, it could be that the dream is advising you to stop playing with your life and that you need a more practical, grounded point of view.
In general, this is a favorable dream, since it augurs happiness for children and their families.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of toys, you may be expressing an impulse and a desire to return to the playfulness of childhood and a more innocent time in your development. You must decide if the toys in your dream indicate that this impulse is a supportive and creative move toward incorporating more childlike qualities into your daytime life in a productive way, or if you are expressing a desire to escape your adult responsibilities.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Generally, toys indicate a hearkening back to childhood.
The dreamer may be searching for the comfort and security that comes with being a child. Perhaps the dreamer is working too hard and needs to take time out to play.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia