It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.
If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.
A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?
Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one eats it raw in a dream, it means continuous indebtedness or indulging in loathsome and suspicious acts such as practicing anal intercourse with one’s wife or homosexuality or performing the forbidden sexual intercourse with one’s wife during her menstrual period. In a dream, chard also means slander.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Here are some basic handwriting features that may help you interpret the message hidden in the handwriting in your dream:... The Element Encyclopedia
If you imagine that you yourself are Grey, it is still fortunate, but indicates difficulties before success.... Mystic Dream Book
If this is true, then keep in mind that every challenge you face pushes, stretches, and deepens you into a more passionate and compassionate human being.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If your hard drive has crashed in your dreams, it may point to a significant loss of information, which may create lasting problems and great emotional pain.
If the hard dnvc is full, it may reflect feelings of being oversaturat- ed by information or processing all you can handle. It may also point to the need to dnve hard to pursue a goal.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2. Possible feelings of sexual inadequacy, need for improvements.
3. Difﬁculties in relationships, a need for repairs (as in to “patch things up”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If in the dream you see an ironmonger it means that you seek advice from someone more experienced and mature.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the orchard is filled with ripening fruit, it denotes recompense for faithful service to those under masters, and full fruition of designs for the leaders of enterprises. Happy homes, with loyal husbands and obedient children, for wives.
If you are in an orchard and see hogs eating the fallen fruit, it is a sign that you will lose property in trying to claim what are not really your own belongings.
To gather the ripe fruit, is a happy omen of plenty to all classes. Orchards infested with blight, denotes a miserable existence, amid joy and wealth.
To be caught in brambles, while passing through an orchard, warns you of a jealous rival, or, if married, a private but large row with your partner.
If you dream of seeing a barren orchard, opportunities to rise to higher stations in life will be ignored.
If you see one robbed of its verdure by seeming winter, it denotes that you have been careless of the future in the enjoyment of the present.
To see a storm-swept orchard, brings an unwelcome guest, or duties. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If they are showing flowers then this will represent the potential we have for success; if they are showing fruit we arc being reassured as to the harvest we may gather.
2- Any collection of trees can represent our own fertility. As an orchard tends to be more ordered than, for instance, a forest, dreaming of one indicates we are appreciating the more structured side of our personalities.
3- Fertility.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a married person to dream of being in an orchard means there will be many children who, in their turn, will become very wealthy.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Men and maidens who dream of meeting in an orchard in blossom are assured of a happy culmination of their fondest desires.... The Complete Dream Book
If it is ripe and plentiful, you may expect great success; if it is green or scarce, then your fortunes will mend, but it will require time and patience.... Mystic Dream Book
If the trees are showing flowers or fruit, this suggests potential success. Happiness and a sense of security are signified by a dream in which you are traveling through an orchard filled with blossoms.
If the orchard has been affected by a storm or is empty, the opposite is suggested. Just like the fruit on its trees, the orchard itself may represent pregnancy. An orchard with unripe fruit may remind you that much work still needs to be done to achieve your objectives; rotting fruit on the grass may suggest that you are spoiling your chances of success by not acting. Vines or vineyards in dreams can suggest fruitfulness, fertility and potential growth. To dream of a vineyard can represent a sense of optimism since it is a place where you can gather the fruits which end up as wine, a notable lifter of spirits. Olive groves are symbols of peace and purity, as well as triumph over adversity, and in dreams they are harbingers of a period of great creativity.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream the trees be barren, it signifies the contrary.... The Complete Dream Book
If you dreamed of adjusting a radio dial or television remote control to find a particular station or channel, perhaps your dreaming mind portrayed you as trying to tune into your intuition. A dream in which you channel surf may suggest your waking restlessness or boredom. As well as helping us stay abreast of current events, radios and televisions also offer mental stimulation and DVDs and VCRs allow us to record anything we want at a time that suits us.
If you dreamed of listening to a radio broadcast, TV program or trying to record a specific program, always try to recall its subject matter.
If it was a faithful replica of a something you saw and heard on television or radio last night, your dreaming mind is simply playing out the images again in your sleep or perhaps reproving you for watching rather than living life.
If it was a variation of the program’s theme or you felt deeply involved with the program (which may or may not have been an exact rerun of the original), the chances are that it reveals a facet of your waking life, or news from within yourself. Did you identify with one of the characters, or with a specific situation or topic in the show, because you have found yourself in a similar state in the past or fear that you will in the future? Alternatively, if you dream about radio or television program but do not feel that involved in the action, your unconscious could be providing you with light relief from waking anxiety.
If you see yourself on TV, your unconscious may be attempting to communicate emotions and ideas that you feel unable to express in waking life. The image may also arise from a desire for attention or recognition from the people in your life.
If you received static instead of a clear signal, this suggests an inability to make contact with your innermost thoughts. The image would be intensified if you watched a DVD recording of a program, as this indicates memories that are recorded or deeply embedded in your unconscious.
The purpose of TV or radio programs such as talk shows, soap operas or movies—is to entertain, enlighten and divert us from our everyday lives. Your unconscious may have used the plot or situation from an entertainment show of this kind and used it as a vehicle to replay an event in your past or to act out a current concern. Modern dream superstition suggests that if you enjoy dreaming about watching television, you will be successful in life; but if you are bored or upset by what you see, you will be led astray as your lack of concentration will mean you are unable to achieve success.... The Element Encyclopedia
Searching for orientation. Are you appearing on TV yourself? Or what are you watching? It is important to know what kind of program is running—the program mirrors your mood.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A television may indicate that it is time to “tell a vision” for the future that you have been carrying around in your mind.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of being on television, then this signifies prominence, success and recognition. Perhaps you are preparing to become more public with your work, mission or life’s purpose. See Actor and Celebrity.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is as though the dreaming mind requires a recognizable intermediary in order to accept the information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream that you are playing a role in the TV show (or appearing on the TV news), something from your unconscious is about to be revealed. It can also mean you are getting ready to play a new role in your life and go down a new path. Seeing things on a television in dreams may also represent memories or scenes from your past.
To dream of seeing static or “snow” on a TV screen represents your refusal to see the truth in a situation. You might believe in someone who is deliberately trying to deceive you.Finally, the show on television may represent worried or troubled feelings you are having in a real-life situation. Also see “Game Show” and “Reality Show”... My Dream Interpretation
If you were pleased or impressed, the dream suggests that you are proceeding along the right lines; otherwise, it carries a warning that you need to resist a tendency to be too easily influenced by others.
Make your own judgments.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is possible that you are observing yourself in an objective manner. In this case, what appears on the screen will tell you a lot about your subconscious. On the other hand, dreaming that the television is on while you are sleeping signifies that you do not control your energy in an appropriate manner. You have a lot of information, but you do not manage to process what is truly important. (See THEATER)
Modern oneiric superstition says that if you enjoy watching television in dreams, you will achieve success. If, on the contrary, the feeling is unpleasant or it bores you considerably, there will be people who will lead you astray.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The line between what is truth and what is fiction is continually blurred, and this has increased with the advent of so-called reality television.
The proximity between yourself and the television in your dream should be considered to represent your current relationship to the impact that television and its content is having on your life. Some people never watch TV, while others are addicted. Where you fit on this continuum will affect how you view this symbol in a dream. First examine the landscape of the dream for an accurate, contextual theme of what messages the dream might be offering you. Then filter this through the perspective that television always presents manufactured truth. Ask yourself how you might be being manipulated by what other people think as opposed to your own authentic notions about life. It may be time to turn the television off and start living life in real time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are unable to choose which video to play, you need to examine your choices in life or work and give good thought to where you want to go.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a future vision that is foretelling a particular event, then you are perhaps predicting the future.
If you dream that your vision is impaired, then your subconscious mind is giving you the message that you have been short-sighted, and that it is time to step back and see the big picture.
If you dream of having better vision than you normally have, then this dream is showing you that your instincts and intuition is right on; that you are seeing the truth. See Precognitive Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The term “vision” can also be used in the sense of an apparition, which in a dream could indicate that a spiritual message is being given to the dreamer.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If persons appear to you in visions, it foretells uprising and strife of families or state.
If your friend is near dissolution and you are warned in a vision, he will appear suddenly before you, usually in white garments. Visions of death and trouble have such close resemblance, that they are sometimes mistaken one for the other.
To see visions of any order in your dreams, you may look for unusual developments in your business, and a different atmosphere and surroundings in private life. Things will be reversed for a while with you. You will have changes in your business and private life seemingly bad, but eventually good for all concerned.
The Supreme Will is always directed toward the ultimate good of the race. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- In the half-awake, half-asleep state just before and just after sleep many people experience very strong images which are remembered in a wav that dream images arc not. These could also be called visions.
3- Spiritual manifestations, or rather, manifestations of Spirit, are acccptcd as visions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If one sees his face white in the dream, it means sickness.
If he sees his cheeks radiant white in the dream, it means honor, bounty and a high rank in his community. White in a dream also represents elderly people.
(Also see Colors)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A desire to go through life undefiled.
The color white in a dream points to purity—the dreamer is either living a pure life or is longing for it. One is seeking cleansing, and probably is already cleansed in a certain sense, simply by having a dream about the color white. But it could also suggest exaggerated cleanliness, an addiction to washing and cleaning, etc.
On the other hand, white can also be an expression of fear, such as the white whale in Moby Dick and the great white shark. Here the reference is to a blinding white color. Ghosts, like those appearing as mice during delusional episodes (delirium tremens), are always white.
The archetype of the wise man is usually clad in white (the guru, and also the physician). White is also the fundamental symbol for the animus; it addresses the male intellect and also male aggression (when white is experienced as blinding and gleaming).
The union of Red and white is that of contradiction: it is the symbol of the mystical marriage and Tantric sexuality (white semen and red menstrual blood). Here is where innocence meets the physical body and where heaven meets hell. Red and white are the colors of alchemy as well as the colors in the coats-of-arms of England and Switzerland.
Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh epic poem, refers to the white dogs of the underworld, except they have red noses and red eyes.
According to Freud, white always points to the feminine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In Eastern cultures, the color of death and mourning.
Purity, as with the cleansing white light of New Age beliefs, and the blinding light of God in the Bible.
Covering up a mistake or blemish, as is accomplished with white-out and whitewash.
Alchemical: Following white light in a dream is a step that takes the dreamer on the path of ascent toward purity.... The Language of Dreams
The white horse appears where death is waiting or when we have a premonition. White in a dream might possibly be a reminder to resolve special situations or problems. WTiite is feminine, symbolizing virginity, but also emotional coldness and immaturity.
Depth Psychology: White is the color of the bride. It stands for completeness, idealism, purity, innocence, elegance, openness, and the beginning and end of all colors.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is this concept of reflecting the light that shines onto you back out into the world that embodies the high consciousness associated with the color white.
(See Colors.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If white appeared in your dream in connection with someone you know, your dream may have reflected your faith in that person’s goodness, or perhaps you feel that in some respects this person can show you a better way. In addition, whilst black or darkness obscures surroundings, white or brightness illuminates them, which is why it can denote transparency and truth.
If you dreamed of being bathed in white light, your unconscious may have been indicating a sudden burst of self-knowledge that will enable you to put the past behind you and make a fresh start in the world. If, however, the feeling in your dream that featured white was one of sadness or frustration, could the suggestion have been that you are tired of your colorless waking life and long for more excitement and color?
A white sky may be wishful thinking for a purer, simpler life, a white room may symbolize a state of calm or a sense of peace, whilst white trees could be connected to a deep-rooted wish to make a fresh start and end a difficult personal conflict. A white book may be a symbol of insight and knowledge, and a white hand the beginning of a new friendship. White food or drink is linked to notions of emotional purity, and if the food or drink is tainted in any way, this may suggest that the dreamer is in need of cleansing in some aspect of their emotional life. However, bear in mind that in many Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning. As an absence of color, white may therefore evoke desolation or the bloodless, lifeless corpse or ghost. Keywords: purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is a holy color (pun intended). Any animal that appears in your dream as white is a very sacred visitation indeed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream that features this image is first and foremost an expression of the collective consciousness of the United States as a great world power. Additionally, the dreamer’s personal associations with government and politics must be added for a satisfying interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For a woman to see one flying around in the room at night, forebodes unrequited wishes and disposition which will effect the enjoyment of other people.
To see a moth flying and finally settling upon something, or disappearing totally, foreshadows death of friends or relatives. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The wood of the white thorn also is used to make magical wands. Considered a holy plant in Christianity, the white thorn grows in Glastonbury in southern England and is said to have been brought there by Joseph of Arimathea. It blooms twice every year.
Folklore: Good luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see others with whiteheads on them means that you will be troubled with complaints from friends and acquaintances.
To dream that you are popping your whiteheads, indicates that you need to face and express your negative emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
For a young woman, this dream is significant of well-laid plans to deceive others and gain back her lover who has been estranged by her insinuating bearing toward him. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation