To kill a bear, portends extrication from former entanglements.
A young woman who dreams of a bear will have a threatening rival or some misfortune.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A parent defending their child; see “animals”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. A leader, especially military; a warrior.
3. Out-of-control unconscious elements, usually dangerous.
4. To become berserk; transformation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A bear in a dream also represents a dull and a heavy looking woman who takes pleasure in partying, uninhibitedness and enjoying all types of entertainment. Seeing a bear in a dream also means capture or imprisonment, or he could represent a stupid enemy, a thief, an effeminate person, or a trickster.
If one sees himself riding over a bear in a dream, should he qualify, it means that he will manage a loathsome business. Otherwise, it means that he will be struck with fear and distress, then he will escape from his trials.
A bear in a dream also means travels, returning from a journey or he could represent a prostitute.
If one has access to such a woman, he must beware not to commit adultery.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For our ancestors, the bear represented a real danger and threat. Those who wore a bearskin became attackers and experienced a tremendous increase in energy and vitality.
Can also be a person who is a little stupid but good- natured.
The symbol often indicates disappointment or that one is about to disappoint somebody. Often a symbol of the neglected inner animal (extinction).
According to Jung, symbol of the negative side of masculine strength.
In Nordic mythology the bear usually symbolizes female attributes. Also, the followers of Artemis called themselves arktoi (bears). Since ancient times, the bear has been depicted as a motherly, earthbound animal that represents the female drive.
ASTROLOGY: The bear corresponds to Taurus.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- To have a bear appear alive in a dream indicates aggression, or if it is dead, the handling of one’s deeper negative instincts.
To dream of a toy bear i.e. a teddy bear shows a childlike need for security.
2- Psychologically; we have recognised the need to meet the force of our own creativity.
3- The bear symbolises spiritual strength and power, both latent for example, when a bear hibernates and also apparent.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you kill a bear, you will overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.
If you are chased by a bear, you will have many business problems and will have to deal with unpleasant people.
If you track or hunt a bear, you will gain in stature and be greatly respected.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The grizzly or domineering side of our moods (e.g., acting “bearish”).
The wildness within that wishes more expression.
Heraldic: Among the medieval artisans, this creature provided the perfect vehicle for visual puns, and usually stood for for-BEAR-ance.
She-bear protecting cubs: The maternal instinct fully developed; righteous anger or anxiety with real foundations.
Hibernation: An alternative type of death dream. Also, resting and storing up energy for difficult times ahead (see Cave).
The term “berserkers” among warrior clans came from “bear sarks,” a shirt originated by Artemis to give strength and protection to those defending her lands.
Native American: Supernatural power and fortitude.
Biblical: The she-bear, particularly, is portrayed as ferocious (noted in Samuel, Hosea, and Proverbs).
To what project or relationship are you, or should you be, applying this type of fervently protective energy?... The Language of Dreams
For the urban shaman, the bear’s call may be to a profession in the healing arts such as massage therapy or reflexology. As an archetype, the bear pos sesses strength and a grounded connection to the earth.
The bear often represents the nurturing or mothering aspect that comforts and heals as the primary relationship early in life.
Thus, an angry bear can signify a response to the devouring nature of your own mother.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: A bear often indicates deception and disappointment. Maybe somebody—perhaps a woman—is trying to deceive you. You are also not quite certain about a particular woman. See Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream about a polar bear represents a reawakening.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A bear also represents a rival you may have for your loved one, if the bear is seen to be climbing, then the outcome will be in your favor.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you succeed in killing the Bear, or driving it away, you may expect success eventually.... Mystic Dream Book
The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all-caring mother.
If it is recognized in the dream that the bear is masculine, the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a toy bear – i.E.
A teddy bear – shows a childlike need for security.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a woman, it is a threat of a rival who is interested in her occupation or the object of her affections.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(2) A bear may also symbolize mother, either vour actual mother, or the wisdom that is available to you in your unconscious. See also Mother.
(3) Alternatively, simply take the bear as a symbol of your unconscious and try to work out - from the dream action - what particular aspect of the unconscious is being presented to your attention: for example, the functions of feeling, as distinct from thinking or fantasizing; or an intuitive oneness with Nature.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is considered the representation of the dangerous aspect of the unconscious. The bear is the example of the cruel and primitive man. In any case, if the dream is pleasant, it could represent maternal protection. Beneath its imposing figure, a generous soul may be hidden. In this last case, the unconscious is communicating the need to express your qualities. You have to externalize these noble thoughts that, sometimes, you hide behind a proud front.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A dream with a bear in it is asking you to consider whether it is time for aggression or time to retreat and wait for the right season.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As potentially fierce animals, they can also represent the untamed, animal side of the self. Paradoxically, bears are also regarded as soft, cuddly creatures, and thus can symbolize the softer side of human nature. (See also Teddy Bear.)... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the bear is recognized as male, then it could refer to an overbearing person, or perhaps the father figure in a person’s life.
The bear is largely a solitary animal that prefers to live and survive alone. This, and its human way of standing, may be major reasons for bears appearing in dreams. We can therefore link the bear with feelings about living alone or surviving by one’s own strength. Because of the bear’s ability to hibernate, it can also represent our ability to recreate ourselves after a period of rest and reflection.
Bears in dreams may also link to feelings we have about becoming independent, or meeting strength and independence in someone else, or even wild rage as ‘the bear with a sore head’.
If the latter is the case, it could suggest your relationship with someone who is touchy or grouchy or powerfully possessive in a smothering relationship. It could also indicate the danger of sudden unpredictable reactions.... The Element Encyclopedia
A bear trainer in a dream represents a teacher who teaches good conduct to ignorant people, or a coach of a woman singer. He also represents people who illicit unlawful or tainted money from drugs or prostitution.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see beard on women, foretells unpleasant associations and lingering illness.
For some one to pull your beard, denotes that you will run a narrow risk if you do not lose property.
To comb and admire it, shows that your vanity will grow with prosperity, making you detestable in the sight of many of your former companions.
For a young woman to admire a beard, intimates her desire to leave celibacy; but she is threatened with an unfortunate marriage.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Wisdom and insight.
3. Shame (shaving it off ).
4. Unwanted development (a woman dreaming). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If it is moderately long or well trimmed in the dream, it means earning respect, rising in rank, prosperity, beauty and sovereignty.
If only the sides of one’s beard are long and not the middle section in the dream, it means that one will work to save money for someone else.
If one’s beard is too long and lacks proper trimming in a dream, it means indebtedness, distress and suffering from depression.
If it becomes long to the extent of reaching the floor in the dream, it means death.
If one’s beard grows long and thick in a dream, it means longevity or increase in one’s wealth.
If it reaches his belly in the dream, it means that he does not obey God’s commands.
If it grows longer than one’s grip in the dream, it means that one lives from the interest he earns from usury.
If the hair of one’s beard is black in the dream, it means prosperity and satisfaction in one’s life. Ifits color is greenish-black in the dream, it means extended wealth, power and rulership, unless if one is a tyrant, for the color of Pharaoh’s beard was greenish-black.
If the color of one’s beard yields to yellow in the dream, it means poverty and illness.
If its color is blondish in the dream, it means a scare.
If one grabs his own beard in the dream and ifits hair falls into his hand, and ifhe keeps holding to the hair, it means incurring financial losses then recovering them, unless one discards the hair in the dream. Pulling someone’s from his beard in the dream means inheriting him.
If one sees a young boy who has not reached the age of puberty having a beard in a dream, it means the child’s death. Ifthe child’s beard is just starting to grow in the dream, it means that he will grow to lead and command people.
If one’s beard is shallow and if it makes him look fatuous in a dream, it means payment of one’s debts or easing of his trouble or dispelling of his distress.
If one’s beard looks childish or completely immature in the dream, it means losing people’s respect. Ifthe color of one’s beard is gold in the dream, it means that he will lose some respect and perhaps half of his wealth. Seeing one-halfof one’s beard shaved in a dream means poverty. Ifan unknown young person shaves one’s beard in a dream, it means loss of dignity and injury caused by one’s enemy or competitor or someone who carries the same name.
If an old man shaves his beard in a dream, it means that he will lose his good reputation at the hand of a profiteer and an overpowering enemy. Ifone’s beard is cut off in a dream, it means financial losses valued at how far it is trimmed. Clipping what is longer than man’s grip of one’s beard in a dream means paying the due alms tax. Cutting off someone’s beard in a dream means swindling his inheritance.
A white beard in a dream means honor, dignity and good fame.
If one’s beard turns gray, leaving few black hairs in the dream, it means earning respect.
If all its hair becomes gray in the dream, it means poverty and loss of integrity. Seeing one’s wife having a beard in a dream means increase in one’s wealth or growth ofthe son’s business, or sickness of one’s wife, or it could mean that she will no longer be able to conceive children, though if she had a son, it means that he will control the entire family.
If a woman sees herself having a beard in a dream, it means losing her husband and if she is a widow, it means that she will marry a hard-working man who is compatible with her.
If a pregnant woman sees that in a dream, it means that she will beget a son, and ifshe has a quarrel with someone, it means that she will win the battle and stand for herself with dignity and courage. Plucking one’s facial hair or beard in a dream means wasting money.
If one’s beard and head is shaved in a dream, it means recovering from an illness, satisfying one’s debts or dispelling sorrow and distress. Having an extraordinarily long beard that one can spin and weave as a cloth, then sells it in his dream means that he will forge a testimony. Clipping one’s beard in a dream also means losing money. One’s beard in a dream also represents his job, business, clothing, gains and losses. Cutting off the hair of one’s beard with one’s own teeth in a dream means sufferings, distress and trouble. Swearingby the honor of one’s beard in a dream may denote either one’s truthfulness or lies, his stinginess or generosity. One’s beard in a dream also could represent his wife.
If a farmer finds the hair ofhis beard black in a dream, it means that he should start harvesting his crop.
A white beard could denote illness or frailty. Ifone’s beard in wakefulness is gray and he sees its color black in a dream, it means strength, determination, firmness, certainty, having great energy and exuberance. Ifone’s beard in his dream seems longer than the usual, it means being a spendthrift, wasting money, engaging in gambling and sportinggames, or suffering from depression, or beingtroubled by circumstances.
If a subversive and a sinful person sees himself having a beard in a dream, it means that he will repent of his sins.
If a misguided person sees himself having a beard in his dream, it means that he will receive guidance.
If a woman grows a beard in her dream, it means that she is trying to be a man, or it could mean insolence or engaging in wrongdoing.
If a child sees himself having a beard in a dream, it means longevity. Loving a beard and kissing it in a dream means lacking determination or will, regardless ifit is his own beard or ifit is someone else’s beard.
If a straw or anything sticks to one’s beard in a dream, it means hearing bad words. Shaving half of one’s beard in a dream means losing one’s source of income or loss of one’s dignity. Holding the beard of one’s uncle in a dream means unjustly inheriting him.
If a woman sees herself having a beard like a man in a dream, it means that she will never beget children, unless if she has a reddish beard as the natural color ofher hair. However, for a man, to have a reddish beard in a dream means trials and temptation and particularly if some gray hair is also mixed with it.
(Also see Face; Scissors; Shaving; Twisting a rope)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are a woman dreaming that you have a beard, you may be dealing with your own issues of power. You may be using more masculine energy than you would like to or that is necessary. See also: Hair... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A beard on a woman, however, is a disagreeable omen (Artemidorus). An erotic dream (Freud). The beard symbolizes the male sex (Smith, Sacred Emblems). ... The Fabric of Dream
A beard being cut off almost always means loss of vitality and fear of impotence. However, there is also another side to the image of a beard being cut off—exposing the face, approaching the world with openness. In this context, shaving off a beard in today’s setting might also mean an increase in potency.
ASTROLOGY: Symbol of Saturn.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- We perhaps need to consider more masculine attributes in ourselves or others.
3- Spiritually there is an ambivalence in the symbol of the beard and the meaning will depend on the dreamer’s own culture. It may mean wisdom and dignity, or alternatively it mav mean deceit and deviousness... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If one dreams he hath a comely beard, it shows be shall be pleasant in his discourse, find out the intricacies of the matter proposed, and prosper in his undertakings, H a maid dreams that she hath a beard, she will be speedily matched to her content.
If she be a married woman, such a dream threatens her with the loss of her husband, or that she shall be separated from hirn, and constrained to govern her house singly as if she were a man.
If it be a woman with child that so dreams, it shows she shall have a son.
If a widow woman dreams she hath a beard, she shall have a husband who shall be kind and bountiful.
If she be at law it shows she shall persevere in her opinion; and, bear- ing a high mind, regard her honor, and vindicate it as if she were a man.
To a young child this dream is death; but to him who is now in his youth, beginning to have a beard, it is a sign be shali rise by himself, and put himself forward, of what estate soever he be.
If one dreams that he hath lost his beard, or that somebody hath pulled it up by the roots or shaved it, it denotes loss of relations, estates, and honor.
To dream that one hath a great heart, in a young man betokeneth wisdom; in an old man length of years; but in a woman that she shall be a furious vixen, and wear the breeches.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of having a full luxuriant beard on tbe face is to be able to look forward to great success, both in money matters and in love.
To clip one’s beard foretells loss of a financial nature or the loss of a sweetheart To clip another’s beard portends a quarrel.
A young woman who dreams of admixing a beard is threatened with an unwise marriage; but if she dreams of having a beard herself, the prediction is that she will soon be a bride, if unmarried, or a mother if she has a husband.... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream of combing your own beard and it is full of snarls, you will be likely to quarrel with your relatives.
Having your beard trimmed is a portent of a slight improvement in business.... The Complete Dream Book
A man dreaming about shaving off or otherwise losing his l>eard: an unconscious fear of losing his pow er, his masculinity. In addition the dream means that he must soon say goodbye to (or be abandoned by) a good friend.
A man dreaming about a woman with a beard: be more careful with the opposite sex; the woman is “wearing the pants” and hiding her innermost thoughts.
A white beard is a symbol of wisdom. See Hair, Shaving.
Depth Psychology: In a man’s dream, the beard symbolizes masculine power. Shaving off a beard, however, means that he needs to let go of habitual behavior or prejudices. In a woman’s dream, a beard means that she is unconsciously looking for a father figure and more protection and security. ... Dreamers Dictionary
If a woman dreams that she has a beard, it represents her desire to be more manly and powerful.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The fuller the Beard the better for the dreamer.... Mystic Dream Book
A beard also symbolizes mystery, wisdom, and masculinity. See Mask.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The bearded wise old man of the archetypes signifies inner wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of cutting or having a beard cut suggests a loss of power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a woman is growing a beard in a dream it shows she needs to be more assertive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A beard on a woman, however, is an attention-getter, indicating that this dream is an important one and close attention should be paid to the other symbols in the dream.
If a man wearing a beard seems unfriendly and ominous, or if the man is also wearing glasses, then someone important to you is hiding something.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The fuller or bushier the beard, the luckier you will be. But to dream of a beard on a woman (or if you dream of growing a beard) is a warning against spending your money foolishly.... My Dream Interpretation
But a dream of a beard on a woman is a warning against gambling of any nature.
See also Hair.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) A bearded old man in vour dreams must be listened to: he probably represents the profound but practical wisdom that resides in the depths of the psyche. (God has sometimes been represented as a bearded old man.) See also God, Wise Old Man / Woman.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you get carried away by creative intuition you will attain your goals. The longer the beard, the greater your chances of success. The beard also symbolizes the primitive and wild man present in subject’s interior: the most indomitable sexual side. According to Freud, men who dream of shaving their beard are afraid of losing their confidence in sexual matters. On the other hand when a woman dreams that she grows a beard, it shows her desire for a more masculine role: for example at the workplace. In the case that an elder with a gray and long beard is portrayed, it is a sign that your unconscious wants to convey its advice for greater knowledge and understanding of things.
A long and strong beard denotes honor and eloquence; but a too long one indicates lawsuits and losses. A short one predicts litigation and family disagreements. As for color: a brown beard denotes evils; red, false friends; blonde, success; black, pain; and gold or silver, wealth.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A beard also blocks much of the face and in this way can connect to a desire to hide your true feelings.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A bear is only aggressive when provoked, and as such times he is dangerous and deadly. Bears in dreams may represent a period of introspection and depression. However, this may be a part of a healing cycle, where the dreamer has retreated into himself in order to regenerate and in order to create something new and valuable in his life. Bears are highly regarded symbols in a variety of cultures and traditions, including the Native American tradition. Carl Jung said that all wild animals represent latent affects (feelings and emotions).
The interpretation of the bear in a dream may be influenced by your perception of it and by the events in the dream.
The bear may represent qualities in your character or specific aspects of your personality. Bears are usually associated with danger and aggression, but this is a very narrow view of this powerful dream symbol. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
See also Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) If you are doing the chasing, the ‘you’ in your dream is probably your conscious ego and the thing you are chasing is almost certainly some part of yourself that frightens you. Chasing it away means disowning it, banishing it from your conscious life. It might be much better to try to integrate it into your conscious life. At the very least, get to know it and understand it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dream that you are chasing someone, it means you are attempting to overcome a difficult goal or task in real life. You may also be expressing some aggressive feelings toward others.
To dream that you or others are being chased by the police, suggests that you are trying to avoid responsibility for something.... My Dream Interpretation
For a woman to dream that she is a concubine, indicates that she will degrade herself by her own improprieties.
For a man to dream that his mistress is untrue, denotes that he has old enemies to encounter. Expected reverses will arise. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A bear cub can be symbolic of fierce anger, 2 Sam. 17:8... Christian Dream Symbols
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
*(A cup-bearer is a person who fills and serves the wine cups, as in a king’s palace-Collins Concise Eng. Dic.)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Patience)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If both your grandparents are deceased: expect to get help in a certain matter, or you have decided to live a more prudent life.
Depth Psychology: Grandparents represent the wisdom that is available to you.
If you use good judgment in the things you do, everything will turn out all right.... Dreamers Dictionary
The all-powerful mother, the archetypal mother (the mother principle) in contrast to the merely personal mother. Grandmothers, like Grandfathers, are often wise guides and advisers.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The grandmother is the “old wise one’ of the family. She is always consulted when big decisions are to be made that affect the whole tribe. If, in your dream, she gives you advice . . . follow it! She will not be wrong.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream of your actual grandmother, then this dream represents the qualities she represents uniquely to you and the feelings you have toward her. In general, dreams of a grandmother are about wisdom, the earth, nurturing and are a message to take care of your natural, earthly resources.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A grandmother in a dream can indicate that important life lessons are assuming a prominent role in the dreamer’s life.
This symbol can also indicate a regression to childhood needs.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the hair is in a good condition, the dreamer may be feeling vital or strong, but if hair is in a bad condition, this can reveal feelings of low self-esteem or a lack of strength.
If you are combing hair, this suggests your attempts to untangle a particular problem or attitude you have in waking life.
If your hair is being cut, perhaps you are trying to create order, or sort out your responsibilities. Traditionally, a haircut represents success or an achievement in a new project, but if you are unhappy with the haircut it can also indicate a loss of strength and worries about your self-image. Another interpretation is that cutting hair suggests conformity, as long hair was a symbol of rebellion in the 1960s.
If you are cutting someone else’s hair, this may be a warning to be on your guard in relation to anyone around you who is acting negatively towards you.
Hair blowing in the wind or flowing free suggests you need to feel free and express your feelings in an uninhibited way. Brushing hair indicates clarity of thought. Changing your hairstyle or washing your hair suggests a change in attitudes or a change of mind; you may want to ‘let your hair down’.
If hair is disheveled, this suggests mental confusion. A plait or a ponytail suggests discipline and self-restraint, and also links in with childhood.
If the hair is overly perfumed, this can be linked to your vanity.
If you applied the perfume yourself, then perhaps you are acting in an arrogant way about something in your life. A wig signifies a false attitude or persona.
If you are bald in your dream, this can highlight your intelligence, but it can also highlight anxiety about growing older. Alternatively, it could suggest a loss of self-esteem or, according to Freud, a fear of castration. Dreams about hair loss can also represent worries about getting older.
If a beard appears in your dream, this suggests feelings about manhood, or so-called masculine qualities within yourself.
If the beard is cut off, it suggests uncertainty, whilst a long, thick beard suggests the opposite. Hairs on the chest or other parts of the body can also indicate male characteristics or expressions of sexuality.... The Element Encyclopedia
An ice cube may also mention emotional coldness as in a hard hearted individual.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A lone ice cube may suggest that you are not as interested in an idea as you once were but that you may feel shy in expressing your feeling in fear of upsetting another. Many ice cubes rattling around speaks of an irritating person trying to get your attention, keep your cool as they are likely to fade away fairly rapidly.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of someone throwing ice cubes at you, you feel neglected or mistreated by someone close to you. You may suspect that they are not sharing their true feelings with you.... My Dream Interpretation
It is probably most helpful to think of this action as similar to the process of memory. In seeking information from memory we hold a question or idea in consciousness, the resulting associated memories or information being largely spontaneous.
The question held directs what information is taken from the enormous pool of memory.
A question might even call together scattered pieces of information which are then put together into a new composite, a new realisation. So the process is not only recall of existing memory, but also creative. It may also access skills, such as the ability to subtract one number from another. Because of these factors our conscious queries can influence the process of dreaming, causing them to respond. As dreams have access to our full memory, our creative potential as well as learnt skills, such response to concerns or queries are often of great value.
To make use of this, first consider the query as fully as possible while awake. Look at it from as many viewpoints as possible, talk it over with others. Make note of the areas that are already clear, and what still remains to be clarified. Just before going to sleep, use imagery to put your question to your unconscious resources. Imagine standing before a circle of gentle light—a symbol of one’s total self—and ask it for the information sought. Then, as if you have asked a question of a wise friend, create a relaxed state as if listening for the considered reply. In most cases, dreams which follow will in some way be a response to what is sought, though not necessarily in the way imagined. See dream process as computer; creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Relax; you’ll be able to meet your obligations nicely.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The incubus is the male version of this type of creature, and it is thought to be a phantom that removes life force from its victim and is often a feature of night terrors.
If you are visited by an incubus in your dream, look to where in your life some man or other experience is draining you of passion and power.
(See Succubus.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are a woman, you may have suffered an incubus attack; if you are a man, you may have suffered a succubus attack. In the past, when sexual pleasure was considered sinful, women who had erotic dreams were said to have been visited by the incubus, or male demon, whilst a sexually voracious succubus, or female demon, was said to visit a sleeping man. These evil spirits were thought to pin down and paralyze their sleeping victims in order to have sex with them. The words ’incubus’ and ’succubus’ are still used today to describe the sensation of having a weight press down on your chest, accompanied by a feeling of dread and being unable to move while you are sleeping. They are no longer applied to dreams about sex, which are of course natural and normal.
Incubi (plural of ’incubus’, meaning ’one who lies upon’ in Latin) were thought to be particularly fond of seducing nuns and other women committed to the celibate life. Sexual repression is thought to be the most likely explanation but the cause of this phenomenon remains unclear. Dream experts have ruled out demons and malevolent spirits as the cause, suggesting instead that they may have been caused by temporary breathing difficulties combined with sleep paralysis, a condition that occurs in the state just before dropping off to sleep or just before fully awakening from sleep. The condition is characterized by being unable to move or speak. It is often associated with a feeling that there is some sort of menacing presence, a feeling which often arouses fear but is accompanied by an inability to cry out. The paralysis, which experts are unable to explain fully, typically lasts a few seconds but leaves a lasting impression on the dreamer.... The Element Encyclopedia
If his relationship with them was estranged, it will be re-established.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To hold her in conversation, you will soon have good news from interests you are anxious over.
For a woman to dream of mother, signifies pleasant duties and connubial bliss.
To see one’s mother emaciated or dead, foretells sadness caused by death or dishonor.
To hear your mother call you, denotes that you are derelict in your duties, and that you are pursuing the wrong course in business.
To hear her cry as if in pain, omens her illness, or some affliction is menacing you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one is going through difficulties and sees his mother in a dream, it means that help will come his way from sources he does not anticipate. Ifin real life he is awaitingsomeone’s return from ajourney, that person could arrive shortly. Ifone is sick, it means that he will be cured from his illness. Ifone sees his mother giving birth to him, should he be ill in real life, then it means the approach of his death, for a deceased is wrapped in a shroud, while a new born is wrapped with a receiving cloth. Ifthe person in question is poor, then seeing his mother in a dream means that his financial conditions will change for the better.lfhe is rich, it means restrictions of his earnings, for a child is dependent on others, and his movements are restricted.
(Also see Earth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The relationship that we have with our mother is the most psychologically significant relationship of all. Rarely all good or all bad, our mothers always invoke powerful emotions. We may dream about our mothers in many different forms. She may be disguised in our dreams, and it is our job to find her in there.
If you are dreaming about your mother, you may be addressing some issues or concerns in your dream, or your dream may be based on a valuable memory.
The general image of “mother” in a dream may symbolize a variety of feelings and ideas: caring, nurturing, love, acceptance, hard work, sacrifice, martyrdom, etc.
The mother in your dream could also represent the “collective unconscious,” the source of the “water of life,” and the yin. Carl Jung suggests that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men the collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force, or current, inside of you that nudges you on and inspires you.
It is your intuition and the knowledge that in not necessarily attached to words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part of us that use the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well, we have balance and experience awareness leading to peace and productivity. See also: Parents ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The mother in a dream, as well as in fairy tales, is often the helper whose strength, in a negative as well as positive sense, reaches beyond death. She is the Witch, the Wise Old One, who gives correct advice, the Earth and the goddess of the earth.
The symbol of the mother also addresses the task of self-discipline. Be a good mother to yourself and thereby become productive.
According to Jung, the mother is the archetypal symbol of “the secret, the hidden, the dark, the abyss, the temptation, the poisonous, and the inescapable.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is an omen that you will gain the esteem of the world through your uprightness.... The Complete Dream Book
If the mother is anxiously looking after the child: someone’s misfortune is going to affect you. Dreaming about your deceased mother: you have done your grief-work; the dream could also be a warning about taking thoughtless actions you might later regret.
Depth Psychology: If vou rarelv dream about vour own mother, that is, in the eyes of psychologists, a sign that your emotional connection to your mother is good.
If you dream about your mother frequently, you may fear that you will never become emotionally independent. Unresolved childhood issues are another reason for frequent dreams about your mother.
If the dream is positive: you are at peace with yourself and the feminine and unconscious aspects of your personality. See Father.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is probable that you are experiencing some difficulties in seeking out your own identity because of your close ties with your own mother.
To dream that you are having a conversation with your mother means that something is bothering you and you are unsure of how to handle it. This may be an unresolved issue with your mother.
To hear your mother call you in a dream signifies that you have been lazy in attending to your duties and responsibilities. You are being reminded to get your act together.
To hear your mother cry in your dream symbolizes disease and unfortunate events.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you have lost your mother indicates her sickness. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams
If this does not happen, fears and doubts may arise. In a man’s life this may result in continually developing dependent relationships with older women, or denying his right to a relationship completely. His dreams may highlight this difficulty until such times as he is prepared to address the problem. As he grows to maturity he may experience dreams that highlight the loss of his mother. In a woman’s life, her relationship with her mother will colour all other relationships. Negatively, she may find herself pushed into nurturing the needy male, or in forming relationships with both men and women that do not satisfy her basic needs. There are many ways through dreams of working through relationships with mother, both symbolically and otherwise, and much can be gained by daring to take this step. Provided we have come to terms with and understood this relationship, much material and spiritual success can be achieved. Positive images of mothering and motherhood may also give us access to archetypal material that is connected with mother earth and our place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your relationship with your mother is or was good, you can expect happy times ahead. But if it was strained, someone may try to coerce you into doing something by pointing out things that he or she has done for you. Astrological parallels: The Moon (mother) Tarot parallels: The Empress... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you are dreaming about your mother, you may be addressing some real-life issues or concerns about your mother in your dream, or your dream may be based on a valuable memory.
If you dream of being a mother (and you don’t have children in real life), this foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.
The general image of “mother” in a dream may symbolize a variety of feelings and ideas: caring, nurturing, love, acceptance, hard work, sacrifice, etc.
The mother in your dream could also represent that force, or current, inside of you that nudges you on and inspires you.
It is your intuition and the knowledge that lives deep within your soul.
To dream that your mother is trying to hurt or kill you, probably reflects your anxiety over your real-life relationship with your mother. Something she has been doing - possibly restricting you in some way, or a way she behaves - threatens your emotional happiness. This dream can also come from feelings of guilt or anxiety about becoming more indepedent from your mother, as you grow older.
If you dream about your boyfriend’s mother, this is a postive sign, meaning that after much disagreement, things will be resolved in a pleasant and friendly manner. However, if you dreamed of arguing or having tension with your boyfriend’s mom, this predicts that you will be highly annoyed by insensitive people around you.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of talking with her indicates anxiety.
To hear her calling you, sorrow because of her absence, or your guilty conscience.
To see her in an accident or dead is sometimes a wishful dream; she will not interfere. This last type of dream must be studied carefully because there would be symbols and surroundings that would round out the interpretation.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• Sometimes these dreams represent survival issues but generally they signify a need to explore the relationship with your real mother and how that is affecting your current relationships.
• Do you judge your mothering abilities? Do you need to “mother” yourself more when this ream occurs?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
(2) In a man’s dream, mother may symbolize the feminine side of his psyche (see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).
(3) Mother may symbolize the unconscious; intuition; natural and instinctive life; the source of nourishment and growth for the psyche.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If negative feelings, often reflects hatred or resentment of own motherly self which gives away power to others, lacks self- love, takes care of others needs and neglects own. See Female.... The Dream Books Symbols
Dreaming of this figure is usually more common during childhood. In adults, however, the maternal figure appears through indirect references. Often, those who fail to reach maturity still have these dreams. Acts of rebellion against the mother are also frequent. These episodes manifest adolescent dissatisfaction, the need for independence, and the desire to break away from the maternal ties. A dream of this kind can occur at any age. On the other hand, Freud referred to the Greek myth of Oedipus, who killed his father to marry his mother. According to the psychoanalyst, Oedipus was driven to this crime by incestuous desire and envy of his father. As for women, Freud believed that their feelings of inferiority were based on the jealousy they felt toward men. (See COAT, WHITE, FOUNTAIN, INCEST, and MOON)
Legends and myths of many traditions contain the symbol of the mother. She may appear as a figure of generosity or, on the contrary, be that bad guy in the story.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The mother archetype appears in many forms—mother, princess and witch— and is symbolized by the primordial mother, or ‘earth mother’, of mythology, by Eve and Mary in Western traditions, and by less personal symbols, such as the church, the nation, a forest or the ocean. According to Jung, someone whose own mother failed to satisfy the demands of the archetype may well be one that spends his or her life seeking comfort in the church, or in identification with ‘the motherland’, or in meditating upon the figure of Mary, or in a life at sea. In dreams, mother figures suggest nurturing aspects of ourselves and others, or the need for greater compassion and selflessness; they can, however, also suggest the shadow side, which is overprotection, abandonment, cruelty and abuse. Bear in mind that the qualities that are associated with this archetype can be expressed in other than biological ways, such as giving birth to books or ideas, or nurturing others. See also FAMILY.... The Element Encyclopedia
Freud believed that the Greek myths of Oedipus and Electra symbolized psychological conditions. Oedipus killed his father and married his mother and Freud claimed this represented a boy’s incestuous desire for his mother and his jealousy towards his father. Electra desired her father and was jealous of her mother. A girl may therefore believe she has been castrated by her mother and is an incomplete male. According to Freud this gave rise to penis envy; the root cause of women’s so- called feelings of inferiority. Freud’s Oedipus complex theory is no longer accepted today but there is no doubt that the mother relationship is the first pivotal relationship in a child’s life and it should be a nurturing, loving and supportive one. Jungians associate her with the Great mother archetype that influences our psychological growth. Each of us has a fundamental, perhaps instinctive drive to bond with a woman at birth and if that bonding does not happen much of what would be considered normal development cannot or does not take place. So mother sometimes represents the survival instinct and what happens in those early years of trying to becoming independent of such needs. In a man’s life if these needs are not met this may result in dependent relationships with older women or inability to commit long term to a relationship. In a woman’s life her relationship with her mother will impact all other relationships and if it is lacking in some way she may find herself nurturing needy males or in forming unsatisfying relationships with both men and women. Scenarios involving the mother figure in dreams are therefore one way of working through and moving forward from these issues. Of course, a dream about your mother could also be just that: a straightforward depiction of the woman who gave us life. How she appears may point to issues in your upbringing or current relationship. Is she proud of you or angry?... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are in a dispute with your mother-in-law means that arrogant and insensitive persons around you will cause you severe disappointment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The feminine principle connects to the power of love and receptivity. Both of these figures are revered by millions as the purveyors of forgiveness and unconditional love. Though the traditions that created each of them could not be more different, what they offer to those who turn to them in their hour of need is exactly the same. One of the most difficult challenges that all human beings face is the process of forgiveness, and the ability to forgive one’s self is particularly elusive.
The human mind is not built for unconditional love, even though it is a concept that many who travel the path of service continually strive to achieve. No matter how she may appear to you, the archetype of the divine mother can help you inch your way out of shame and resentment and move toward the healing that can only come through love and mercy.
The appearance of one of these great figures in a dream is to put you on notice that you are in a moment of elevating consciousness and self-integration.
It is not uncommon for any archetypal figure to be silent in a dream; it is their mere presence that embodies the impact of the dream.
If words and messages are present in the dream, take them to heart and do so literally. However, if this is not the case, your best use of such a dream is silent gratitude for the gift of such a powerful experience of elevated consciousness.
(See Quan Yin.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Pearl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a woman to dispute with her mother-in-law, she will find that quarrelsome and unfeeling people will give her annoyance. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The dream is a warning against losing your temper.... The Complete Dream Book
An old interpretation of a wife arguing with her mother-in-law indicates that the wife is annoyed with many other people too.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you see a pall-bearer, you will antagonize worthy institutions, and make yourself obnoxious to friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Honor and distinction, especially in relationships or socially. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you see them carrying a coffin this will indicate that you will lose your job through your own obnoxious behavior. This dream is a warning to change.
If you are the pall bearer then expect an immediate rise in your status.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see the skin of one, denotes that you will successfully overcome any opposition. See Bear.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Overcoming obstacles, improvements of situations and conditions.
3. Solitude, rebirth and communication—usually spiritual, often emotional. ... New American Dream Dictionary
See also Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you can’t see ahead of you while you are diving, you will suffer anxiety from an unsatisfying friendship.... My Dream Interpretation
The same is the interpretation of the hair of the beard falling off.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The suffocation is either do to internal forces or an external situation.
The dreamer may experience great difficulties when it comes to free self expression. They may have difficulties in expressing their fear, anger, love, or any other powerful emotion and are literally choking on them in their dream. Choking in your dream suggests that you are having problems in communicating your thoughts, needs, and feelings. Additionally, smothering may imply that the dreamer can not accept certain situations in their life and is feeling suffocated by a current problem.
To interpret this dream accurately consider all of the details in it, think about your daily life and those things that cause you great stress and restrict your freedom. Finally, try to connect your dream with your daily life experiences and unlock the symbolism that the dream holds for you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The cube is a more tangible representation of this.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see others acting as standard-bearers, foretells that you will be jealous and envious of some friend.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you don’t have a stepmother in real life, this dream may be a signal that you are following the wrong path. Or, you may be having issues of abandonment or disagreement with your real mother.... My Dream Interpretation
If you don’t have a stepmother in real life, this dream may be a signal that you are following the wrong path. Or, you may be having issues of abandonment or disagreement with your real mother.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are a dream of dealing with a stepmother or stepfather, consider your role, and feelings toward her/him. This dream is revealing your feelings and attitudes about unwelcome and disruptive energy at home. Alternatively, this dream can also signify a desire for more mother/father love in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The succubus is the female version of this mythological creature, and it is thought to be a phantom that removes life force from its victim and is often a feature of night terrors.
If you are visited by a succubus in your dream, look to where in your life some woman or other experience is draining you of passion and power.
(See Incubus.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Immaturity, childishness, often in relationships.
3. Sense of security, reassurance. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A teddy bear may also indicate the desire for children.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A teddy bear can also represent comfort and unconditional love, or even a childish relationship. (See also Bear).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The symbols of mother represent not simply our relationship with her, but also how it influences our own growth towards independence. As a baby our consciousness of self does not feel separate from mother.
The gradual separation of the sense of self is difficult. In some people it is never managed, even though they separate physically. Their mother, or their sense of their mother within them, still directs their decisions.
The old joke about My mother wouldn’t like this’ is true. In many older cultures this break was worked out in ritual tribal custom. Today we have to manage these subtleties of our psyche alone.
A woman must find a way of transforming the pleasure—or absence of it—of her mother’s breast into a love for a male.
If she cannot she may wish to return to the breast of another female, or be the man her father never was for her.
A man must find a way of transforming his unconscious desire for his mother into love of a woman which is more than a dependent or demanding baby or youth.
If he cannot he may seek his mother in a likely woman, ignoring who that woman is as a real person. And the acceptance of our mother as she really is—a human being—precedes the acceptance of ourself as we really are.
The symbols of the Great Mother hold in them our awareness, unconscious as it may be, of the forces of nature active in us. These forces, in the guise often of a beautiful woman dancing or beckoning, are both wonderful and dangerous.
The dance of nature is unconscious.
If we get in its way we will be ground under its heel as it dances on its beautiful way.
To meet this aspect of ourself we must be both admiring and resourceful.
The danger for a man might be that he loses himself in desire for all women or one woman, for a woman, that she becomes a spiritual whore, thinking she can uplift all through her womb. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences