The meaning of oil in dream | Dream Interpretation
Attitude which removes friction in oneself or in a relationship; flattery, unctuousness; fat in one’s diet. Idioms: well oiled; oil the wheels; strike oil; oil on troubled waters; bum midnight oil.
The Holy Spirit, Matt. 25:1-10. Oil is also an anointing from God, Ps. 23:5, joy, Ps. 45:7
(black crude), gushing oil is symbolic of someone coming into a significant amount of money
Oil was once plant life; it comes from deep within the earth and holds the ancient energy of the sun in its structure. Oil has an enormous number of uses today, from fueling the modern world to providing the lubricant necessary for machines to run. As a symbol, it may relate to any number of these fundamental uses as the basis for functioning in a more powerful way. Oil is also a symbol for wealth and riches and a measure of abundance. Keep in mind that when oil is used as fuel, it has great consequences for the environment, and this darkness is built into its symbolism as the darker side of abundance.
Figurative of the holy spirit’s empowerment; see “anointing”; if cooking, see “fry”
Oil, particularly that containing fine perfumes, represents consecration and dedication. Chrism or holy oil is of the highest spiritual vibration. Initiates were anointed (literally, smeared with oil) to signify that they were especially blessed and oil will often have this significance in dreams.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we may recognize that a situation can only be dealt with by removing the stress – ‘pour oil on troubled water’. Ointment was initially either oil- or grease-based, so today to dream of massage oil or ointment suggests caring and pampering.
Material aspects: It will depend on which type of oil is being used in the dream. Cooking oil, for instance, will often signify the removal of friction, or a way of combining different components, whereas engine oil will highlight our ability to keep things moving. As the world becomes more polluted by petroleum oil products, dreams of oil may suggest contamination rather than purity.
Oil in a dream may symbolize religious matters, for example, the holy oil used in extreme unction (oil of the sick) or the holy oil used in baptisms, ordinations, and consecrations (oil of catechumens). Oil can also signify an excessively smooth-spoken (“oily-tongued”) or unctuous person. Crude oil may represent great wealth from under the ground or riches from one’s own inner resources.
Symbol: Oil is a symbol of the spirit of God and the strength flowing from it.
Vision: Looking at oil: everything is going smoothly (is “well oiled”). Burning oil: an unexpected windfall. Drinking oil: you are enjoying the best of health. Spilling oil: dealing with a string of unpleasant experiences. Oiling something: a reminder that courtesy will always get you further in life. Buying oil: you can expect to make a profit.
Depth Psychology: Oil can be a symbol of many things, among them being anointed with oil as a sign of maturity. Sometimes oil suggests avoiding friction and arguments—”pour oil on troubled waters!” Pouring oil onto the fire would mean emotions are “ignited.” Pouring oil: are you hoping to foil your enemies’ attack by having them “slip and fall”? Only you know the truth!
Generally associated with wealth.
To see an oil field signifies that you have money coming.
To use an oilcan, buy oil, or pour oil, means you will be well rewarded for your efforts.
To spill oil is to lose money
(Food) Anointing oneselfwith oil in a dream means receiving blessed and lawful earnings, or it could mean recovering from an illness. Drinking oil in a dream has a bad connotation and implies a bad omen, an evil spell or an illness. However, olive oil in a dream also represents knowledge, wisdom, spiritual guidance, inner light, blessings and lawful earnings. Drinkingany other type of oil in a dream such as oil from rape seeds of the crucifer family tree (Brasica napus), or cashew oil from the terebinth tree (Pistacia terebinthus), then it represents earning money from a suspicious source, or receiving illegal money. Oil in a dream also represents the light of the heart, spiritual growth, a growing insight, or it may denote birth control, murders, assassinations, or braking someone’s bones. Oil in a dream also denotes a broker.
If good oil turns putrid or stale in a dream, it means revoking one’s covenant, while if a putrid or a stale oil turns good in a dream, it means growing awareness, certitude and adopting a good standard in dealing with other.
(Also see Extracting oils from seeds; Olives)
Wealth, “striking oil.” Fuel produces energy, as in Coal.
The image of oil today also refers to environmental pollution. In addition to something dirty and destructive at work here, oil also has a capacity for healing: the ritual of oil offered to the dying, for example, a cleansing and strengthening function. We also think of oil change in a car, where clean oil is said to make for a more efficient engine.
The dream image, therefore, stands between pollution and cleansing.This is particularly appropriate, since “oil and water do not mix.
Do we need to pour oil on Water in order to smooth out the waves of emotions?
Dreams about oil signify good health and good fortune.
To dream that you are using Oil in any way is an unfortunate omen, except for women, or those who use it normally, such as artists, painters, or contractors, and so on.
1. Desire to be treated like a child (baby oil).
2. Emotional upset or crisis (oil spill).
3. Problems increasing uncontrollably (oil spill).
4. Need for things to run smoothly (oil as lubrication).
1- It will depend on which type of oil is being used in the dream. Cooking oil will often signify the removal of friction, or a way of combining different components. Massage oil suggests caring and pampering, whereas engine oil will highlight our ability to keep things moving.
2- Psychologically; we may recognise that a situation can only be dealt with by removing the stress, e.g. ‘Pour oil on troubled water.’
3- Consecration and dedication.
To dream of anointing with oil, foretells events in which you will be the particular moving power. Quantities of oil, prognosticates excesses in pleasurable enterprises.
For a man to dream that he deals in oil, denotes unsuccessful love making, as he will expect unusual concessions.
For a woman to dream that she is anointed with oil, shows that she will be open to indiscreet advances.
The content of the dream will tell you if its message is about wealth, religion, spirituality, or sex. Traditionally, oil is used as a part of many religious sacraments. It represents wealth for people who own it, and it also may have sexual connotations. What does it mean for you?
Oil can lead to different interpretations. For example, if it is in the middle of your path, it indicates an impediment. Consequently, you will have to be careful to avoid “slipping” in situations you are immersed in.
If, on the other hand, you are anointed with this substance it means that you have received exceptional knowledge that enables you to succeed in the particular circumstances in the dream. Oils are also used in perfumes and massages in order to care for and improve our skin, thus, it may refer to sensuality.
In traditional wisdom, if a man dreams that he is an oil trader he will become very rich. However, he will never be lucky in love.
To dream of being anointed with oil, is good for all women, except those that are wicked; but for men it is ill, and signifies shame, except those who are accustomed to use it, as surgeons, painters, oilmen, and the like.
It is a portent of an unsuccessful love affair if a man dreams that he buys or sells oil.
A woman who dreams that oil is poured upon her head, either as a matter of anointing or in connection with a shampoo of any kind, must beware of advances from a man who has not honorable intentions.
To dream of an oil field or of striking oil forecasts the pleasant jingle of approaching money, which is also the case if you dreamed of having it on your person or clothing.
Oiling machinery is a sign of recognition in your field of endeavor or in community affairs.
Buying oil predicts a happy improvement in love (or domestic) affairs but selling it suggests an inclination to cooperate in a questionable proposition—resist it! Cooking (or cooking with) oil suggests that a person of whom you are doubtful is in fact trustworthy; to drink oil is a sign of improving health for yourself or someone close to you.
Spilling oil indicates that you will soon have to “pour oil on troubled waters.
Anointing yourself with cosmetic oil or the use of medicated oil predicts that you will solve your current problems without outside assistance.
Lubricant, healthful influence. Energy. Anointed with oil is to receive a great blessing. Pouring oil on troubled waters is to smooth out disharmony and disagreement. Also, an oily or slippery person.
If you dream of cooking oil, this indicates a lack of abrasiveness and friction, because oil is a substance that soothes and eases, an essential element to keep things going smoothly.
If you drizzled oil over your dream food, are you trying to smooth things over in waking life or are you pouring oil over troubled waters, perhaps because you are trying to keep the peace in some way?
To be anointed is good for good women, but ill for men (Artemidorus).
Your subconscious may be sending up symbols regarding wealth, religion or sex; the interpretation depends on the content. Traditionally oil is used in many religious sacraments. It represents wealth for people who own it, and it has also may have sexual connotations.