2. Success and abundance (note condition of bag).
3. Important aspects of self, often hobbies and interests.
4. Responsibilities, burdens. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Pouch; Sack, Suitcase; Trunk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The contents of the bag will give you more insight into the interpretation of the symbol... Christian Dream Symbols
The bag, with all one’s personal belongings and money, represents this social ability to get places and cope. Occasionally loss of childbearing function. Idioms: bag and baggage; in the bag; pack one’s bag. See examples in clothes, luggage; knapsack; suitcase. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is the image of the burdens that you are carrying.
It is important to pay attention to what is inside the bag.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
There is an ability to use the social graces to achieve, and to cope with whatever occurs.
2- Depending on the actual bag
e.g. a handbag a shopping bag;, we may be hiding certain aspects of ourselves from public consideration.
3- A bag spiritually signifies the Secret, the Hidden and the Occult. It will be the dreamer’s decision as to whether he ‘opens the bag’ and makes use of its contents.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A full bag: you will receive some money. Losing a bag: something is not working out, but the chance for success was low from the beginning. Rummaging in a bag and finding unexpected things: your unconscious is making you aware of character traits that you didn’t know you had. See Backpack.
Depth Psychology: The bag contains character traits that can hinder or support you and, therefore, take a close look at what is hiding in the bag (your unconscious).
If the content shocks you, don’t “throw away the bag”—those traits would only come back later to haunt vou.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the bag is closed, then its contents are sacred or secret.
If the bag is open, then this is a sign that you have been careless and reckless with that, which is most valuable to you.
If the bag is empty, then this represents that you are feeling disillusioned with the accomplishment of egoic goals. See Box.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A handbag, a shopping bag) and what is in it, we are probably hiding certain aspects of ourselves from public consideration.
To be emptying a bag suggests that we are attempting to get rid of old concepts or ideas or other aspects which may be holding us back.
To have lost a bag signifies that we have temporarily suppressed certain character traits.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A torn or broken bag may alert you to a health problem or to there being too much to deal with.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the bag is empty, it could signify financial trouble ahead, but this can be averted with a little caution.
A full or heavy bag indicates financial success, and a large full bag implies the attainment of some of your more cherished dreams.
A suitcase indicates travel ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the bag is ripped or torn, then it indicates that you are carrying a lot of burdens.
To dream of a bag full of junk, symbolizes that you have too many worries - you have to find a way on lessening some of this load.
For Handbag, see “Purse.”... My Dream Interpretation
If the bag was of paper and/ or was empty, it warns of financial embarrassment which could be avoided by a little extra prudence.
A cloth bag forecasts business success, and a leather bag indicates unexpected but pleasant travel.
Full or heavy bags are an especially auspicious omen for your dearest wishes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Being a receptacle and therefore womb-like or vagina-like, a bag mav be a sexual symbol. What may determine for you the meaning of the bag in your dream is your feeling about what is in the bag, or what the bag is for.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Depending on what you do with the bag the dream’s meaning will vary. So, opening the bag and beginning to take out its content indicates the need to express your experiences or to reveal intimate secrets. But if you lose it, then it means that someone already knows about those secrets; and if someone steals it from you, then someone is trying to manipulate you. Similarly, the bag represents your responsibilities. Perhaps, you have taken on too many you had the chance to share them.
Oneiric superstition says that paper bags in dreams portend bad luck in business. Fabric bags, however, the heavier they are the greater the success that will come to you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you know what is inside the bag in your dream, use that to form your interpretation; in this case, the bag represents your access to the function of those objects and their potential use to you.
If you do not know what is inside the bag, consider that any bag can hold the mysterious and perfect thing you may need at just the right moment.
The structure of the bag may offer information about how strong your ability is to have resources nearby.
A paper bag will not last as long as one made of leather.
(See Luggage.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The key to determining which of these meanings apply is the emotional tenor of the dream. (See also Basket, Sack).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A bag filled to the brim indicates egocentricity; an empty bag, inner emptiness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Nourishment, usually spiritual, sometimes cultural. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the baggage is overly heavy, you may be earning too great a load physically or emotionally.
If the luggage is very old or worn, likely the burden is one from the past that you have never put down.
Review the size, shape, and color of the suitcase. These may be subtle emblems with deeper meanings.
For example, round suitcases filled to overflowing might symbolize fertility or abundance.
The desire for movement of some kind. Possibly the need for retreat and rest. Lost baggage: Releasing a hardship or responsibility.
Baggage left with you: The feeling that someone dumped her / his obligations on your doorstep.... The Language of Dreams
2. To feel overwhelmed with responsibilities, obligations.
3. Self or self-worth. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- The dreamer is under some psychological stress, and may have to dccidc projects or feelings can be left behind in waking life.
3- An indication of the dreamer’s feelings of sorrow can manifest in dreams as baggage. However, sorrow, like baggage, may be lost as casilv as it is taken on board it is well worth the dreamer remembering this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The type of baggage will be important, bulky suitcases being less easily dealt with than a simple bag.
The spiritual implication is that you are perhaps holding on to inherited or learned ideas, beliefs and concepts which are for you no longer valid.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you lost it, or were unable to locate it, an unexpected inheritance is indicated for you or someone close to you.
Baggage being roughly handled or dropped is a warning against incurring debts.
Having your luggage carried for you suggests happy changes ahead.
See also Travel*... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A pleasant journey for your advancement will be planned by your friends. Little financial advancement is promised in this dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Good luck is on the way (to hear a bagpipe).
3. Use caution in ﬁnancial matters. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the player resembles a tramp and/or the sound is discordant, then misfortune is headed towards you.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Relationship difficulties.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the player resembles a tramp and the sound is ugly and grating then will misfortune head your way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of seeing cabbage green, means unfaithfulness in love and infidelity in wedlock.
To cut heads of cabbage, denotes that you are tightening the cords of calamity around you by lavish expenditure.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Concern about one’s health. ... New American Dream Dictionary
As with most types of vegetable, a symbol for female sexuality.
Folklore: Health and long life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Because of its color and shape, this is an alternative moon or circle emblem.
Moodiness. In earlier days, eating this item was believed to cause sullenness or irritability. However, the Greeks reversed this concept and claimed eating cabbage could cure this problem.
The rest of the dream will have to delineate which interpretive outlook is correct.
As an omen, this portends decreasing finances. Historically, cabbage was often the food of peasants.... The Language of Dreams
To eat cabbage m a dream predicts trouble with your relatives.
To cook it is an augury of trouble with your teeth.
The odor of boiling cabbage is a forerunner of illness.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreaming of a cabbage patch is a reminder that things are not always as they seem, be aware that the ordinary can disguise the extraordinary and open your eyes for unexpected opportunity. Cabbages are also indicative of a need to be more attentive when listening to a child or children in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To eat cabbage in a dream foretells many quarrels with family members. Cooking cabbages may warn of trouble with your teeth and the odor of cabbage warns of an upcoming illness.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that you are cooking cabbage may be an omen of dental problems.
If you dream of a garden of cabbage, beware any kind of purchases related to property or real estate.... My Dream Interpretation
If rotting and with a bad odor, it may represent old, stagnating conditions in the dreamer’s environment or emotional state. Fresh cabbage is considered to be a cleanser and healing agent for sickness and depression.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the cosmetics bag was full of junk or yucky old products in your dream, you need to stop worrying so much. As soon as you learn to reduce your anxiety, good things will come into your life.... My Dream Interpretation
To watch the game, your advice will be asked. Think well before giving it.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Sadness, perhaps depression (as in “down in the dumps”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
For females this dream is ominous of disparagement and desertion by lovers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Landscape littered with garbage could indicate that one is very unhappy with one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Sanitation; Sweeping the floor; Trash collector)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The garbage in your dream could also represent those things from your past, or in your life today which are not worth keeping, or that are literally rubbish.
If you dream of seeing many piles of garbage then it is an omen to change your ways before you turn all your lovely things into garbage.
If you are disposing of garbage then it foretells that you will have to clean up someone’s reputation and the mess he or she has made of their lives.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A need to discard internal refuse that is burdensome. Similar to Abortion. Much has accumulated and must be emptied: emotional garbage and everyday garbage. Suffering because of involvement with the environment (and yourself). You are making an important discovery: it is in the “garbage” that we find the gold of meaning; in the inconspicuous and rejected lies the chance for self-knowledge. As C. G. Jung has stated, in accepting the rejected shadow, we take the first step to individuation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be collecting garbage can indicate that we are making wrong assumptions.
2- Very often, garbage is the remains of food preparation. Often we are being alerted to what we need to do in order to remain healthv how we need to treat our bodies and how we need to create space in order to act correctly.
3- We may need to dispose of spiritual rubbish, and a dream about garbage can alert us that now is the time to do that.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
In a dump: Feeling literally “dumped on” by others or circumstances. Alternatively, being surrounded by scandal.
A desire for orderliness and organization that’s generated by having your sense of structure dismantled.
Tilings in your life of which you need to rid yourself.
Counsel from your subconscious that you figuratively need to socially, mentally, or physically clean up your act. What exactly needs to be thrown away so that you can grow and change?
A poor self-image that manifests in treating yourself like worthless garbage. Ecological concerns displaying themselves through your dream.
Garbage trucks represent personality types that tend to accumulate possessions to assert their security, instead of developing personal qualities.
Finding something valuable in: An alternative type of treasure dream (“one person’s trash is another’s treasure”). Also, an optimistic outlook.
Compost heaps represent the need to nurture and fertilize your ambitions.
A compost heap is also an emblem of taking a negative and finding a creative means of making it a positive.... The Language of Dreams
If you are disposing of garbage then it foretells that you will have to clean up someones reputation and the mess he or she has made of their lives.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is a good dream signifying transition and renewal.... My Dream Interpretation
If you do not feel disgust toward it you will have economic gains; but if it is stinking, you will experience negative moments with people around you.
If a woman dreams of garbage it is a warning against a humiliating breakup with her partner. On other occasions, garbage symbolizes all the things that you want to eliminate because it prevents you from progress: your character traits, attitudes, fears, memories... On the other hand, it represents that you have been appointed to a position that has nothing to do with you.
Some beliefs say that this dream portends that your wildest dreams will come true.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If we do not dispose of it in a timely manner, it builds up to a repulsive level and begins to decompose. Garbage then is a symbol of those things that no longer serve you and must be removed or recycled.
A buildup of garbage in a dream may indicate a buildup of things in your life that must be discarded and released.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you throw something precious out in your dream, you are not appreciating someone close to you or are taking them for granted.
If you are covered in garbage, you may be afraid of some form of humiliation or feel emotionally burdened in waking life.
The presence of dirt in your dream will also refer to something distasteful in your waking life. Bear in mind, though, that such a dream may not be completely negative, as we use manure or fertilizer to encourage growth. The allusion may therefore be to some action that is disagreeable but will yield results. Excrement or feces in dreams has a different meaning, indicating that you are purging yourself of something or someone in waking life that is poisonous to you. A dream of pollution also refers to something that is damaging to you—emotionally and physically—if you do not avoid or dispose of it. Dreams of splashing through a puddle or being covered with soot may refer to mild irritations in waking life. A drain disposes of excess water and if it appears in your dream, it may suggest that you are feeling drained emotionally.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the garbage can is filled, then your negative feelings, memories, attachments and emotions need to be released. Identify what it is that you are throwing away.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are emptying someone else’s garbage can, foretells that you will be asked to help repair a friend’s reputation.... My Dream Interpretation
If one takes off his clothing and stands naked on top of a pile of trash in a dream, it means that he will lose his office, and ifhe is sick, it means his death, and if he is wealthy, it means renouncing his wealth and status, or pursuing an ascetic life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If other things are falling on top of you and you can’t make out what they are, but you feel good: you can increase your material possessions; if you feel bad, the dream hints that you will be wrongfully accused, that people are envious or resentful.
Depth Psychology: Treat garbage more carefully—meaning do a better job recycling your “emotional garbage”, so you can create something new.... Dreamers Dictionary
If any of its contents are exposed, or ifthey peak from its opening end in the dream, it means divulging one’s secrets.
A gulf bag in a dream also represents the carrier who turns against his employer or betrays him.... 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
For example, if it carries grapes or eggs, then it means money and profits. Agrocery bag in a dream also means glad tidings or warnings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the makeup bag was full of junk or yucky old products in your dream, you need to stop worrying so much. As soon as you learn to reduce your anxiety, good things will come into your life.... My Dream Interpretation
If his relationship with them was estranged, it will be re-established.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you give money away, this suggests a generosity of spirit or it might reflect emotional ties that are expected of you at present. Receiving money can suggest the acceptance of emotional support or the emotional needs of the dreamer. Borrowing money can be a warning to hold back as far as financial plans are concerned and to explore all aspects of the deal before going ahead. Making a payment, signing a check or using a credit card are thought to be positive signs that things are going to plan. The notion of saving and investing in dreams may refer to the need to prepare yourself emotionally for situations and relationships that need your attention
A wallet, purse or pocketbook containing personal items may relate to your private world, the kind of person you are and your interests.
If you dream of an expensive designer purse or bag, you may feel a need to have a more glamorous image. A worn purse may symbolize feelings of being worn out and shabby. Do you need to brighten up your identity so that you look and feel brighter? Your dream wallet may symbolize your private thoughts and desires, hidden from public view. Is your wallet full or empty? Are you worried that someone has got too close to you or on the contrary are you seeking greater intimacy? A bag in your dream may symbolically carry your hopes for the future. A heavy bag suggests more projects than you can handle, whilst an empty bag—far from meaning that you have no hope—suggests that you wish to search for new ideas. Frequently associated with fruit, a basket may evoke images of fertility and sexuality. Depending on what is in the basket, it can suggest youthful energy or ripe maturity.
Finally, items of jewelry are symbols of wishes and wish-fulfillment.
If you are given a gift of jewelry in your dream, you may be experiencing a sense of recognition in waking life. Viewing a rare jewel from a distance may be a sign that you have failed to understand the importance or meaning of an event or relationship. Losing a jewel may reflect fears of personal or financial loss in waking life. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
An empty bag may represent a fruitless venture. Packing a lunch bag may represent the readiness to return to school or to go to work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A high stack implies procrastination; scattered implies a scatter-brain is in charge... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
If the woman who hands him the paper covers herself with a veil in the dream, it means that he should be careful. Carrying a folded piece of paper in a dream means that one may have an accident that could be the cause of his death. Ifone sees himselfcarrying a paper in his left hand in a dream, it means that he regrets something he did. Writing a paper with the left hand in a dream means writing poem, or committing abominable actions, or that one will beget a son from adultery.
If a God fearing person sees himself looking at a paper written in a language he cannot decipher in a dream, it means that he will face humiliation or suffer from distress. Ifone is offered a wrapping paper and he finds a newborn baby wrapped inside it in a dream, it means that he will hire a servant with some strings attached to his employment. Ifone is given a newspaper, or a document but does not care to read it in his dream, it means that he may receive an inheritance.
If one reads the title page of a newspaper in a dream, it also means that he may receive an inheritance.
If he quickly browses through it in his dream, then it means debts.
To see one’s records of the Day of Judgment open before his own eyes in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, lack of doubt and true belief in what God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace, brought from his Lord.
(Also see Book; Letter; Paper; Reference book; Write; Writing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the plastic bag was ripped or torn, then it indicates that you have a lot of worries. Try to find a way to de-stress yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
It is a symbol of that which we carry around with us (purse, attache case, etc.), that which we own.
It is also a symbol of what we are made of (what is in our pockets symbolizes what is in ourselves—what moves us—because the pocket is inside our clothes).
According to Freud, female genitals.
The apron pocket, according to Jung, is the “pocket” the woman or girl carries within her body. In the case of a man or a boy, the pocket refers to the region from which sexual desires arise.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A shopping bag in a dream also may represent one’s wife, son, or a charitable endowment.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. The desire to go back to the womb. ... New American Dream Dictionary
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
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 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
If you dreamed of having a runny nose, this signifies good luck in the money and health sectors of your life.... My Dream Interpretation