If the nail snaps, you may be attempting to stay away from a situation or duty.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If your acrylic nails break in your dream, this suggests that you are trying to avoid some situation or trying to get out of a responsibility.... My Dream Interpretation
To see well-kept nails, indicates scholarly tastes and some literary attainments; also, thrift. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a woman, they may remark on her rage. Long fingernails may mention the need to claw through some great obstacle.
A broken fingernail may indicate a loss in the ability to protect your work or a creative project.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2. Intellectual gifts, ability to learn and acquire new skills (well-groomed nails).
3. A difﬁcult, seemingly impossible situation (to bite nails).
4. Deceptive or false appearances (fake or polished nails). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Clean and well-kept fingernails, with a high polish are an omen of deceitful acquaintances whom you see frequently.... The Complete Dream Book
If these fingernails scratch anyone, beware—you are in danger of getting seriously hurt.
Depth Psychology: The fingernail usually symbolizes the “intellectual weapon” used to defend yourself against the attacks of others. Scratching someone means working off unconscious aggression. See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are polishing your fingernails represents beauty.
To dream that you are chewing your fingernails suggests that there is a situation you feel is beyond your ability to deal with. You don’t know how to handle this circumstance.
To dream that your fingernails are growing quickly indicates your wish to connect with someone. You would like to reach out to others in some way.
To dream that a man has long red fingernails indicates that he is connected to his emotions and is sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. This dream may also represents sexual desires and sensuality.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of short fingernails, then this is about feeling vulnerable and/or functional.
If you dream of long fingernails, then this dream is about elegance and/or your ability to protect yourself.
If fingernails are dirty, this represents a lack of hygiene or care for personal appearance.
If the fingernails are polished and clean, this you care about being presentable, professional, making a good appearance, and having your act together.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of well-kept fingernails, it symbolizes your intelligence and ability to learn.
To dream of cutting yo... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Foam)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A stone polisher in a dream represents someone who offends or injures people’s feelings with his words.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you came across an oyster in your dream, was the shell open or closed? If the oyster shell was shut, it may be hinting that your unconscious contains a pearl of wisdom. Oysters are also traditionally thought to be aphrodisiacs, so is it time to reinvigorate your love life? If the oyster shell was empty, could your unconscious have been indicating events that have passed you by, or do you think the world is no longer your oyster? If a mussel features in your dream, this may suggest that you are afraid to reveal your soft, pulpy and vulnerable interior and are in a state of hiding. Another interpretation is that you are worried about your state of dependence, having attached yourself to someone or something because you believe that you cannot make it on your own. Consider also the homonym for mussel. Should a clam or clams appear in your dream are you closing up, withdrawing, withholding, avoiding, being reticent or clamming up in some way in waking life? Perhaps you are keeping a secret. Alternatively, it could be that something in your life feels sticky or uncomfortably close, as in clammy. On the other hand it may also imply happiness, euphoria, and that you are as happy as a clam.
If a freshwater or land-based snail featured in your dream, do you wish to creep into your shell or, as snails move slowly, is a project taking longer than you thought in waking life? Other interpretations for snail include: lacking in vitality or enthusiasm, needing to slow down or speed up, being ready to protect or defend yourself, and feeling at home wherever you go.
If slugs feature in your dream, this can suggest any of the following: that you are lacking in energy or vitality, functioning below par, being unenthusiastic or making slow but steady progress. They could also suggest a devious, unmannered or deceitful person, a slug or slime ball, that you are feeling vulnerable, or that you or someone else is being spineless and is acting in a cowardly manner.
Octopuses have numerous tentacles that operate independently, so could your unconscious have been commenting on your multitasking ability? As a sea creature, the octopus carries the energy of emotion and the many ways to hold or connect. In their positive form, these creatures reflect emotional depth and the ability to direct your energy in many directions without losing your center. A dream octopus may therefore suggest successful business deals or any other project involving much multitasking. It may also be associated with a person or situation that has many ways of holding or affecting you, such as a mother or a debt.
If a squid squirted a cloud of black ink in your face in your dream, could this be indicating that emotional conflicts are being obscured rather than confronted?... The Element Encyclopedia
If one puts food in his mouth in a dream, it means worldly gains and profits, unless one puts something that tastes bad, or which is spoiled, then it means losses, distress and depression. Putting good and tasty food or sweets in one’s mouth in a dream means living a happy and a rich life.
If one’s mouth is buckled in a dream, it means death, sickness, dumbness, silence, helplessness, or defeat. Ifone’s mouth looks larger than usual in the dream, it denotes growth and greater benefits, but if one’s mouth looks smaller in the dream, then it means the opposite.
If one’s mouth smells good in the dream, it means speaking good words. Infection of one’s mouth in a dream means a disaster or business losses.
If something nice comes out of one’s mouth in a dream, it means kindness toward others. Ifone sees his mouth sealed in a dream and did not know who did it, it means a scandal or defamation. In a dream, one’s mouth is interpreted in seven ways : It could mean knowledge, a coffer, a cellar, a bookcase, a market, a doorman, a minister, or a door.
If a pious person sees a harness around his mouth in a dream, it means fasting from food.
If an impious person sees that, it means rebuke and reprimand.
(Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A crooked mouth is symbolic of perverse speech, Prov. 8:8.
A silver mouth symbolizes a righteous person, Prov.10:20... Christian Dream Symbols
According to Freud and Jung, it represents the female sexual organ.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dream of being gagged, for example, this represents either swallowing your words, or having your speech repressed by societal or situational standards.
An overexaggerated mouth can reveal a propensity to gossip or to dominate a
conversation with your own ideas.
Freudian: An alternative vaginal emblem.
With an extended tongue, the mouth becomes an emblem for gender unification, and therefore potent speech that affects all who listen.
It is only in recent years that this symbolism transposed into an insult. Depending on the remainder of the dream, this might reflect the need to watch your words, being certain they carry the intended meaning for the most powerful impact on the listener.
A mouth with a forked tongue represents lies, and purposeful misrepresentations with an aim of personal gain or profit.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The mouth is one the most important human “tools,” used for eating (taking in something new and sensuous) and also for spitting out, getting rid of something “indigestible” or bad.
The mouth is for speaking (communicating with others, making contact, expressing feelings), but also is for kissing (sexual/sensual needs). What did your mouth “do” in the dream?... Dreamers Dictionary
To see a small Mouth signifies money to come; a large one, a companion worth more than money.... Mystic Dream Book
A mouth can also represent physical and emotional hunger; perhaps you have been starving for affection. Your mouth is an avenue of communication, expression, passion, kissing, pleasure and manifestation. Consider what it is you are hungry for.
An open mouth represents receptivity or a desire to express.
A closed mouth represents secrecy or a fear of expression and exposure. See Throat, Teeth and Lips.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The circumstances of the dream may give a clue to the correct interpretation. Sometimes the mouth can symbolize the feminine side of our nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An open mouth with teeth showing indicates a false friend - be on guard.
If you dream that someone is covering your mouth so you can’t talk, this indicates your inability to persuade others into your mode of thinking. It may also suggest that you gossip too much.... My Dream Interpretation
(2) The dream may be saying something about self-expression. Is there some part of you that has not been allowed to express itself in your conscious life? Are you bottling things up, instead of talking about them?
(3) Perhaps something is threatening to swallow you up. Have you not yet achieved inner independence of your mother?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the mouth is fleshy it will indicate a repressed desire to maintain an emotional relationship. On the contrary, to shut up and to utter no word at all when someone speaks reflects a refusal to communicate and a profound rejection of that person. According to Freud, besides a sex symbol, the mouth represents an immature childish fixation on verbal assault.
Dreaming of a big mouth portends wealth; of a small one, poverty. To see someone with a twisted or deformed mouth portends a family dispute.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the mouth is open, this may represent your receptive side, as in mouth-watering. On the other hand, perhaps too much has been said and it is time to close your mouth—in other words shut up. A dream of your mouth being buttoned or sewed up can again suggest regret over what has been said or done.
If you dream that you are chewing, it might suggest that you are mulling over, or considering, something.
If you are pulling something out of your mouth, perhaps you need to clear the air by expressing your feelings, or do you have a nasty taste in the mouth?
To see your own tongue in your dream signifies self-expression. Have you said too much or do you need to say more? If you rip someone’s tongue out in a dream, this means that you are extremely upset by what someone has said in waking life but have been unable to express your anger. To dream of your own jaw in your dream represents your stubbornness, determination and forcefulness.
If your jaws are tight, this could suggest unexpressed anger and other powerful feelings that you are holding back.
If lips appear in your dream, this is associated with sensuality, sex, love and romance, as well as communication, as in ‘read my lips’.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Final resolution to a situation (“hit the nail on the head”).
3. Failure in business or industry (bent, broken or rusted nails).
4. Joining two thoughts or ideas. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A nail in a dream also represents attainment of one’s goal. Fastening a nail to a piece ofwood in a dream means getting married. Nails in a dream also could represent an army, and they could signify strength and benefits. Swallowing nails in a dream means swallowing one’s anger. Nails in a dream also represent someone who associates with evil people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The holding power of the nail may also be significant. Finger and toe nails usually suggest claws or the capability of holding on.
2- The penetrative power of the nail may be significant if the dreamer is having difficulty with issues of masculinity or sexuality.
3- Spiritually the nail represents necessity and fate. In Christianity; nails also signify ultimate sacrifice and pain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Someone who is being, or trying to be, impenetrable and rugged (e.g., “tough as nails”).
The ability and wherewithal to hold things together. What objects get nailed together in this case is quite significant.
Being unjustly accused and sentenced (as Christ) by those around you, often a peer group. Alternatively, being caught in an untruth or illegal activity (e.g., “getting nailed”).
Discovering an underlying, fundamental truth or reality (e.g., “nailing it down”).
Correctly interpreting something that your Higher Self, others, or the Universe has been trying to communicate (e.g., “hitting the nail on the head”).
Nails have a piercing quality that can be useful or harmful. Is there a relationship in your life right now that seems painfully binding?
Nails that are not flush with the woodwork represent those unseen snags in life. These can delay progress until you free yourself.... The Language of Dreams
The holding power of the nail may also be significant. Fingernails and toenails usually suggest claws or the capability of holding on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see shiny or new nails in your dream forecasts unexpected news. Dreams about bent or rusty nails signify minor delays or slow progress. Also see “Fingernails”.... My Dream Interpretation
The external aspect of a person’s nails says a lot about that person’s physical and mental health. So, dreaming of dirty and bitten nails evidences poorly controlled anxiety. If, on the contrary, the nails are well taken care of, it indicates that you know how to control your nerves and that you have a strong enough will to succeed in your objectives.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Nails announce little reward after a lot of work. However, if they are new and shiny, it means that the dreamer will have better means to carry out her task. If, on the contrary, they are old, broken, or corroded, then they indicate diseases and poor emotional relationships with others. Working with nails announces participation in a task that will give you great satisfaction; to find them, fulfillment of your desires; and to nail them, murmurings of someone who despises you.
Since the Romans, iron has been considered a sacred metal.
Dreaming of a rusty iron nail augurs good fortune.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This symbol may be seen as a fingernail or toenail.
If a fingernail is pointing at something, a new direction or viewpoint is being created.
If one stubs a toenail, carelessness may have caught up with the person.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To see shiny and/or new nails in your dream forecasts unexpected news, but bent or rusty nails signify either minor reverses or slow progress.
See also Fingernails.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: A (carpenter’s) nail is a symbol of the strength that holds your relationships together. Dreaming about finger or toenails: you want to hold onto a person or possession—but he/she/it will slip through your fingers anyway.
For the outcome, look at the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
To deal in nails, shows that you will engage in honorable work, even if it be lowly.
To see rusty or broken nails, indicates sickness and failure in business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the length of one’s fingernails reaches near breaking in a dream, it means losing to others what otherwise could remain under one’s own control, or it could denote the need to pay alms tax or to distribute charity. Seeing one’s fingernails broken or chipped in a dream means loss of money, status or health.
If one’s fingernails become claws in a dream, it means that he will triumph over his enemy.
(Also see Body’; Claw)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A man may be expressing some repressed anxiety about sexual potency while a woman may be expressing her unconscious abhorrence of sex.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To drive nails shows you will complete a deal and ‘drive’ a hard bargain.
If you injury yourself with a nail you should be careful of careless talk and sharp words. Additionally nails may have some sexual connotations.
A man may be expressing some repressed anxiety about sexual potency and a woman may be expressing her unconscious abhorrence of sex.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A nail is the element that is introduced into an environment in such a way as to join disparate segments together, and herein lies its symbolic meaning. To see or use nails in a dream is to have access to that which will keep the thing you are building together in strength and integrity.
The thing you are building represents a new idea in consciousness, and the nails ensure that it will take proper form.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To drive nails shows you will complete a deal and ‘drive’ a hard bargain.
If you injury yourself with a nail you should be careful of careless talk and sharp words.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. Clarity of view, an immaculate image.
3. Completion, uniformity and thoroughness, as if one needed to pass an inspection. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Sanding)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To step on them, denotes that you will come in contact with disagreeable people.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Individualistic, not concerned with impressing others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Lack of moderation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- From a psychological point of view, the snail suggests steadiness and self-containment.
To be moving at snail’s pace suggests direct planned, careful movement.
3- Spiritually; because of the spiral shape of its shell, the snail is a natural symbol of the labyrinth (see Labyrinth).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The spiral shape of the snail shell is symbolic of the labyrinth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be moving at snail’s pace suggests direct planned, careful movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If in the dream the snail eats plants and flowers, it announces the loss of job due to negligence or laziness; if it shows its horns, infidelity; if it stays in the shell, sympathy for the characters that presented in the episode. If, however, it moves towards the dreamer it suggests delays in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A snail in a dream may be asking you to consider the value of moving slowly.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The snail symbolizes your sensitivity and vulnerability.
The snail shell is a sign that you are looking for a retreat or just to be left alone. See Turtle.... Dreamers Dictionary
A dream of cutting your toenails represents how you are taking care or protecting a certain aspect of your life that is very important to you. This dream is about how you maintain your personal reputation and make sure that others don’t see your flaws.
To dream of having long toenails may suggest that you have been neglecting yourself in some way. Someone might be distracting you from what’s important in your waking life. Or you may need to get more motivated about some situation.
A dream that your toenails become infected or fall off, means that you are worried about the disapproval of others. You may be worried about a secret coming out.... My Dream Interpretation