If you are acclaimed but unable to see the face of those who do so, it means you are in danger (vanity is hurting you). On the other hand, if cheers are scarce and you can identify the faces of those who praise you, success will be brief and will only serve to flatter your ego.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Opening up yourself and letting out all the accumulated knowledge and experience stored within.
Getting past a tough barrier to gain something with substantial sustenance. This includes breaching any obstacles you’ve placed between yourself and the world, or those behind which other people hide (see Armor).... The Language of Dreams
Finding a can opener may represent that you have discovered an important tool for cpening up someone to your way ol thinking. Difficulty in opening a can may comment on difficulties in discovering the right ingredients to living a fulfilled life, or that you feel frustrated, or that you are unable to open up to someone else.
A closed clam may state that you are shut tight as a clam and are cold emotionally. Eating steamed clams may be a response to an opening in a recent conversation that steamed things up.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a clam symbolize that you are feeling secretive and closed off. This dream can also symbolize money and may be forecasting that you will soon coming into wealth.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Clams are a feminine symbol closely related to sexuality and fertility. When a woman frequently dreams of clams it means that she has difficulty living her sexuality as an adult is supposed to experience it.
If she eats them next to the beloved one it means she will enjoy that person’s success and trust; if she eats them alone, prosperity will be for someone else.
Dreaming of clams signals that soon you will have to deal with a stubborn but honest person.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Symbol: The clam stands for the grave from which we will some day be resurrected; it is also represents fertility.
Vision: Looking at or finding clams: a pleasant, peaceful, and harmonious future (particularly for a female dreamer). Watching a clam being opened: a carefully protected secret is revealed or betrayed.
Depth Psychology: The clam, mussel, and oyster represent female sex organs, and the dream, therefore, expresses erotic desires (particularly in men s dreams). But the dream also suggests a rich emotional life and a vulnerability that is hidden inside hard shells. Maybe there is even a pearl hidden inside? See Jewelry, Pearl. Would you like to hide inside a mussel, or ttclam up” and be silent? See Crab.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Noise; Roaring; Hubbub) In a dream, it means witnessing social disorder, a public outcry or participating in a religious festival or an important public event that will attract the interest of people from all walks ofHfe.
Dreams of a clamp represent being closed up emotionally, your lips are sealed and your secrets are safe. Perhaps you are feeling shut down, protected and afraid of exposure.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: A car being clamped in dreams suggests a deliberate bar to movement. This may be because a particular task has taken too long, because authority has stepped in or because we have not paid enough attention to detail.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A Christian symbol depicting the Virgin Mary’s bleeding from the heart, the cyclamen represents the wounded mother or the bleeding nun. She may comment on the wound of crucifixion on all of humanity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Eating the shell or white of the eggs but not the yolk means he will usurp wealth belonging to the deceased or a slain person. It could also mean that he will dig up graves for the purpose of stealing the shroud (kafn) of the dead people.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of walking on egg shells represents insecurity and vulnerability. You are tip-Toeing through a very precarious situation, attempting to do and say all the right things and not break your egoic illusion of your fragile ego or the ego of those around you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The delicate casings that protect the insides of an egg are very easy to break, hence the term “walking on eggshells.” If eggshells appear in a dream, this notion of care and delicacy is being expressed.
If the eggshells are intact, there is a need to be most cautious.
If the eggshells are already broken, there is an implication of a previous tactless maneuver that has left its mark.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
In a dream, exclamation of God’s sovereignty, i.e., uttering the formula “La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Ilia Billah” (There is no will or power except that of God’s Almighty) means constant repentance in wakefulness and hope for salvation. It also means conquering one’s enemies.
(Also see Exalting God’s oneness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a shelled mollusk, such as a scallop or cowry, caught your eye in your dream, this may suggest female sexuality. Dream shellfish—in the same manner as the crustaceans—represent the defensive shell you may use in waking life to avoid hurt or emotional involvement.
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
The act of opening something symbolizes the arrival of a new influence in your lives. Perhaps, you will feel very inspired or have new ideas. Depending on the context, it may symbolize an open door that offers the possibility of entering, leaving, or changing a given situation. It could express: leaving confinement, entering into a desired situation, or leaving behind pleasant things and people. In this sense, it is also good to ask yourself if you are truly influenced by the spiritual or, if you always opt for the easy way out.
If it is a door opening, it tells you your enemies will slander you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is associated with female sexuality and fertility. It has been regarded as highly erotic and lies in relation to seawater, the origin of life. It can be interpreted as a repressed sexual desire, or the intention—not yet revealed—to procreate.
Its link to Aphrodite—goddess of love that emerges from the sea on a giant seashell—makes it forecast marriage and travel by sea. A full shell promises success and happiness; empty, however, indicates loss of time and money.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see seashells in your dream represents security and protection. You are not showing your true self or real feelings. In protecting yourself from getting hurt and as a result, you are emotionally closed off.... My Dream Interpretation
(1) A sea shell, owing to its resemblance to the vagina and its association with the-sea, is a feminine symbol. As such it may represent your mother or your mother-attachment; and, for a man, it may represent the anıma or be a straightforward sexual symbol. (For anima, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6).) See also Mother.
(2) Because of its association with the sea, it may, like the sea, symbolize the unconscious.
(3) A tortoise- or snail-shell may symbolize protection, or a hiding- place; withdrawal from reality, or from social or sensual contacts; or a ‘defence mechanism’.
(4) An eggshell may symbolize fragility, vulnerability. See also Egg.
(5) An artillery shell may have the same sexual symbolism as Rocket. See also Bomb.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The shell symbolizes fertility and eroticism. Do not forget that on the one hand, two female characters of great mythological importance, such as Venus and Aphrodite, were born into a shell; and, second, in Argentina, it represents the genitals of a woman. Consequently, this dream can have a clear erotic reading. In another sense, the heavy shell of a turtle can express your desire for protection. Something similar happens with the eggshell, whose fragility indicates that your feelings are too vulnerable.
Shells that appear in dreams predict that something very strange will happen.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Often the defensive shell we use to avoid hurt or sexual or emotional involvement; the female sexual organs. Oyster: also defensive shell, but may link with sexuality through common association; tight lipped; secretive; frigidity. See crab; pearl under jewels. Lacking shell: our naked vulnerability. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Bombing; Shooting) Shelling someone or a place in a dream represents an excuse or a stratagem. Shelling in a dream also means defaming the people of knowledge, slandering them, or exploiting a religious subject for fame and profits. Shelling someone or a place in a dream also may mean adversities and trials. Shelling the castle of one’s enemy in a dream means speaking the truth, or invoking a strong prayer.
(Also see Shooting arrows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- In dreams a shell represents the defences we use in order to prevent ourselves from being hurt. We can create a hard shell in response to previous hurt, or a soft shell which would indicate that we are still open to being hurt. Shells were also once a unit of currency and in dreams can still be seen as this.
2- A shell carries within it so much symbolism. It can be seen as a magical symbol which holds within it the power of transformation.
The spiral of the shell suggests involution and evolution (going inwards and coming outwards).
The ability to shelter is also symbolised, and being a receptacle it also links with the feminine, emotional side of nature.
3- Spiritually a shell is a miniature representation of the process of life and death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Shells represent the treasures of the sea and point to your creativity. With their spiral structure, they often reflect the process of moving inward, as in self-exploration. They represent the window into the feminine and into creativity itself.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Spiritually a shell is a miniature representation of the process of life and death. You might also like to consult the entry for snail as well as the information for spiral in shapes and on transformation in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In dreams a shell represents the defences we use in order to prevent ourselves from being hurt. We can create a hard shell in response to previous hurt, or a soft shell, which would indicate that we are still open to being hurt. Shells were also once a unit of currency and in dreams can still be seen as this.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Symbol: The snail is a symbol of resurrection and also virginity. Vision: Seeing a snail: your mono should be “slowly but surely”! A snail retreating into its shell: you expect something from someone, but are being kept in suspense. Eating snails: you are trying the patience of another person to the limit! Crushing a snail underfoot: your carelessness is putting you at a great disadvantage—serves you right!
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
An object of war as well as a protective shell, as in the turtle or lobster, for instance. Fear of war, or do you want to get your own way regardless of the consequences? Are you feeling overwhelmed? These are symbols of toughness, of protection of your emotional qualities.... Little Giant Encyclopedia