For a woman to think her husband or lover is a rogue, foretells she will be painfully distressed over neglect shown her by a friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Appearing on an altar: The hope of blessings from a “higher” power, including authority figures.
The Mesopotamians, Babylonians, and Hebrews all had religious sects that offered animals to their gods and goddesses to gain favor. Alternatively, guilt feelings related to something perceived as a sin, for which you wish to atone through an offering.
Partially eaten flesh: Exposure; feeling like you’re at the whims of some predator in your “territory.” Also a painfully blunt reminder of mortal limitations. Likely, your emotional state is jagged, torn, and overly agitated by these sensations. You need to regain some stability.
If more than one animal devours the carcass, this signifies someone being pulled in two distinct directions, both of which seem unhealthy. Two or more forces are fighting for dominion in your life, and none has your best interests at heart.
For people considering becoming vegetarian, a disgusting carcass may signal your readiness to start heading in that direction.
Turning away from a carcass signals a change from mundane outlooks to an increased focus on metaphysical or religious matters.... The Language of Dreams
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
Depth Psychology: Manv treasures could be hidden in the “mud of the unconscious.” Dig them up, even if it means getting your hands dirt)’. Mud points to negative things from the past which—if you dig them up—could provide insight and wisdom. Maybe you are afraid of fears and cravings you think are “dirty”? Beware, though, that the more you repress these emotions, the more power and influence they have over you. Taking a mud bath: healing from emotional illness. Mud dreams are very important. Pay close attention to other symbols in the dream. Do you feel “dirty”? Are you and your partner “slinging mud” at each other? Or are you “stuck in the mud”? Since mud consist of part Water and part Earth, make sure you explore both of these topics as well. See Dirt.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A string could be a symbol of the “guidelines” that are giving direction to your life.
A string wrapped around a package: success in a certain project.
If the string is cut: the project will fail. See Thread.... Dreamers Dictionary
(1) Who is being buried? If it is someone close to you - for example, your partner - then some unconscious, buried resentment towards that person may be expressing itself. Don’t be alarmed by the discovery that your emotions towards the person are ambivalent: emotions often oscillate between opposite poles. Just ask yourself what it is you resent.
If it is something actually in the person, have it out with him or her. But is it something you have projected on to that person - some resentment against life in general, that has perhaps been with you since childhood? (For projection)
(2) Is it a (recurrent) dream of the actual burial of a real-life person - mother or father, perhaps? If so, you probably need to clear your emotional system of any troublesome feelings attached to that person - guilt, hatred, or whatever.
It is all right for the dead to live on inside you; but don’t let them disturb your peace.
If you love the person, there is no problem.
If you hate the person, learn to forgive: he or she probably did the best he or she could.
If the feeling is guilt, forgive yourself. Why expect the impossible?
(3) Is it you who are being buried in the dream? This may be a symbolic expression of a fear of being overwhelmed by unconscious forces.
If so, the first step should be to get (better) acquainted with any repressed emotions that are threatening - or seem to be threatening - to take control of you. This done, the next step would be to establish control over them. But this does not mean simply burying them again.
You may wish to trace the emotions back to their origins, to the experience that first gave rise to them. It may be that an objective appraisal will rob the emotions of their menacing power. Should you feel unable to cope with the emotions, consult a psychotherapist or an understanding friend.
(4) If it is you who are being buried it may be that the tomb is a w omb. That is to say, the burial may symbolize a mother-attachment that is preventing you from achieving a proper independence and fulfilling your individual ‘destiny’.
(5) The burial may represent a need for a radical reconstruction - a death and resurrection - of the self. All creation involves destruction: in order to shape the clay into the desired form, the potter must first destroy its existing form. The same applies to personal reconstruction: the old self must die - sometimes painfully - if the new’ self is to be born.
(6) Even if it is someone or something else that is being buried, that person or thing may symbolize some part of yourself that you have rejected and buried in your unconscious (for repression and suppression)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols