If water overwhelms you, you are likely to feel overwhelmed by emotions.
If this is the case, you need to assess how best to manage your feelings and put them into context.
If you are trying to save other people in a shipwreck, you need to think about what these people represent to you. For instance, if you are trying to save a baby, perhaps that represents an element in your waking life, such as unconditional love, or wonder and excitement, that you need to develop in your waking life to help you cope with your emotional response.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you need to assert your independence from your mother, therefore, the dream may mean that rescue is at hand - rescue from the possessive psychological grip of your mother. See also Mother.
(2) The sea may represent the feminine in genera]. In this case your dream may be drawing your attention to (the need for) some remedy for an imbalance in your psyche caused, for example, by insufficient assertiveness. See also Woman; and see pages 46-49 on anima / animus.
(3) The sea may be a symbol of the unconscious. In this case, the aircraft in the dream may symbolize reason rescuing you from a hitherto uncontrolled sea of emotions - uncontrolled because unrecognized and repressed.
NB To be ‘rescued from the unconscious’ means only to put an end to a situation in which vour life is being determined and shaped by forces outside vour control (a situation symbolized bv drowning). It does not mean that the unconscious is itself a negative, harmful thing. On the contrary, it is vour unconscious that is telling vou - in the dream - that something has gone wrong in your life and what you must do to put vour house in order.
(4) For Jung the first stage of the individuation process is the establishing of the person’s individual ego-identity, and this involves a struggle of consciousness to lift itself out of the all-encompassing darkness of unconscious existence. See also Drowning.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. Feelings of unimportance, being secondary.
3. Feelings of being picked on, dominated (as in “backseat driver”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
You dream that you are lost, desperately trying to find your way home. No matter which direction you take, you never manage to find the right road and nobody you meet can help you. Often this dream indicates that you want a more fulfilling job or a different lifestyle but you have no idea how to proceed.
If you come to a crossroads and don’t know which way to take, it may mean that in waking life you are faced with several choices. You have to make a decision but don’t know what to base it on.
Your destination sometimes provides a clue to the meaning of the dream. Perhaps you are trying to get back to a place where you used to have happy times. This suggests that your current lifestyle is unsatisfactory. If you are looking for a place you associate with your youth the dream implies concerns about growing older.
Being lost in a place that feels dangerous reflects feelings of unease about a current situation. The dream is a warning that someone or something is posing a threat to your well-being.
Dreams about being lost have special significance if you’re middle- aged or elderly. The further you progress along your journey through life, the more essential it becomes to reassess your values and your priorities. Otherwise the more spiritual side of your nature remains unfulfilled so that, at a deeper level, you feel ‘lost’.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do / feel unfulfilled?
Am I faced with several choices?
Do I tend to live in the post?
Do / long to find my ‘spiritual home’?
(Also see Dates)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a boiling ocean symbolizes that you are being overwhelmed with turbulent emotions such as anger, rage and frustration.
If you dream of being in the boiling sea (either swimming or in a boat), this suggest that you are being swept up in your troubled or confused emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
For example, to dream of your mother dying could represent the death of your own motherly nature. Perhaps you should try to be more caring and maternal, or perhaps something or someone should be nurtured instead of ignored. Alternatively, you may be expressing hidden feelings for that person. Do you secretly resent or wish to be independent of him or her? Such dreams may also represent a positive or negative change in your relationship or attitude toward that particular person. Yet another interpretation suggests that dreams of being prostrate with grief at your father’s or mother’s funeral can be an emotional dress rehearsal staged by your unconscious to prepare you for the devastation you may feel when your parent really does die. Such dreams tend to be more common in women, especially concerning the death of a partner, as statistically women live longer than men.
Dreaming of a relative or partner who is dead in waking life is, not surprisingly, quite common. After all, that person may have played a big part in your life, and their influence and memories are still very much alive in you. It is not unusual to have disturbing dreams for some period after the death of a loved one; it is equally common not to be able to dream about the husband or wife at all, or to see the partner in the distance but be unable to get any nearer. Such dreams of dead people are expressive of attempts by your dreaming mind to help you make the transition from external reality to internal memories, or to deal with feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream that she is incurably diseased, denotes that she will be likely to lead a life of single blessedness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Possible illness.
3. Reverse: good times are in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream could refer to physical or emotional health.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you are dealing with an actual disease, this dream could be helping you to heal or gain an insight into its remedy. See Disease, Sick and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To young men it is a warning against evil company and intemperance.... Indian Interpretation of Dreams
If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for that person. However, if your dream concerned a sexually transmitted disease (such as HIV or AIDS, genital warts, etc) then it is a strong warning that someone is trying to ruin your reputation. Beware of confiding in people you are not 100 percent sure you can trust.... My Dream Interpretation
• Speaking of sin and the flesh: • Leviticus 13:46 All the days in which the plague [will be] in him he will be defiled; he [is] unclean: he will dwell alone; without the camp [will] his habitation [be].... The Way of Dreams and Visions
If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) If the diseased person in the dream is you, the dream may be referring to an actual physical illness, or to some psychological disease or inner conflict.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you have this kind of dream, the African belief recommends you visit the healer. In general, superstitious people consider the meaning of this dream opposite. Therefore, it portends a long period of good health.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you have leprosy in a dream, do you feel like a social outcast? If another person is unwell in your dream and you recognize them, you may either harbor negative feelings towards that particular person or fear for their emotional health. Memories of childhood illnesses, such as chicken pox or measles, may express a simple longing for the unconditional love of a parent. For Jungians, dreams of fainting may be prompted by a sudden insight into the essential nature of a personal ambition, whilst for Freud these are wish-fulfillment dreams relating to orgasm.
According to ancient predictive dreamlore, your interpretation of dreams concerning your health should reverse the state of health pictured in the dream. Dreams of poor health, therefore, predict a period of good health, whilst dreams of disease suggest a period of good health.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the top half of your body is missing, this indicates lack of reasoning and emotional intelligence.
If the bottom half is missing, this relates to loss, or denial of instincts and sexuality.
If the body is injured or you see injuries, this suggests emotional scars or hurts, or repressed anger.
If the body is cut open, this indicates a vital change within yourself or the release of emotional tension.
In times past, such dreams were interpreted as the release of ‘evil spirits’, hence the association of a sometimes painful release of tension.
Loss of limbs in a body usually indicates a sense of inadequacy, sometimes connected with the limb that is lost. For example, loss of legs could suggest an inability to stand up for yourself or someone dependent on you. Loss of an arm could indicate an inability to influence other people, or to give and receive.
If your body is burnt in the dream, this suggests an emotional scar, and if the burn is painful, this suggests that you are relating to this hurt in an unhelpful, self-destructive way. If, however, the burning isn’t painful, it has a more positive interpretation: feelings of potential and new beginnings.
Marks on the body in a dream suggest things you carry with you in life, or experiences that have marked you.
If your body is crawling with maggots, this indicates the need to cleanse your body of toxins, infection or resentment. A murdered body in a dream represents aspects of your life that you find hard to deal with, such as anger towards a family member. Sometimes such anger may be a way of avoiding the real issues involved and, if this is the case, the dream murder may show how you feel about being ‘murdered’ by lack of love or trust.
If you are pulling things out of your body in your dream, this suggests growing self-knowledge; you are becoming aware of thoughts and emotions of which you were previously unaware. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream could refer to physical or emotional health. See also: Illness ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The fish may be the wisdom we have not yet brought to consciousness, regarding our personal journey in time and eternity. Fishing: creating a receptive state of consciousness which allows the deep insights or processes to become known; trying to find spintual nourishment. Eating fish: integrating our inner realisations; partaking of Christ. Eaten by fish: feeling threatened by the unconscious; threat of losing conscious or rational direction of life. Dead fish: non-expression of basic urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.
• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. Such fears may also be projected onto other women’s husbands, almost as though her own husband is too close to her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you wake from such a dream with feelings of remorse, perhaps you have been unfaithful or less than honest with your partner in other ways. It is also worth bearing in mind when trying to interpret dreams that depict you making love to someone who plays a major, but definitely nonsexual, part in your life that your unconscious may simply be reflecting your waking preoccupation with them at the same time that you are becoming sexually aroused. So if you dreamt of making love to your unattractive boss, it may simply have been a coincidence that they stepped into the lover role in your dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
Alternatively, could your stomach have been protesting in your dream because it is literally crying out for nourishment, either literally or because you are feeling starved of love?
If your intestines were the source of discomfort in your dream, could your unconscious have been focusing your attention on them to ask if you have the guts to do something that you have been dreading? If you felt nauseous or sick in your dream, your dreaming mind might have been trying to pinpoint a bad or negative feeling in waking life with which you need to deal; if you were physically sick in your dream, this suggests you were getting rid of it. Perhaps you are sick of a job, a relationship or a situation in waking life. A dream of a stomach ache may refer to your having to stomach someone or something, and feeling unable to do so. Try to discover who or what is upsetting you.... The Element Encyclopedia
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a sign of domestic trouble if a woman dreams that she has Lost her weddin*” ring.
To dream that you have Lost your shoes, or some other important article of clothing is very unfortunate, for your troubles will be due to your own attempts at being too clever.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Difﬁculties in determining path or direction—usually in situations, often in life.
3. Reverse: good fortune is in the ofﬁng (to lose a game). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one loses a garment or a house in a dream, it means extra expenses, repairs, or taxes he will pay for his property. Ifone is stripped of his entire wardrobe in a dream, it means that he will avoid an evil and a costly incident.
(Also see Wandering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you find a lost article you will have some good fortune come your way.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.
2- To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion on whatever level is depicted in the dream. It may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clcar decisions.
3- The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomises the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you find a lost article you will have some good fortune come your way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If in the dream he finds his way, all should be well. But if he awakens before he finds himself, he should probably seek outside help with regard to the matter in question.
If an object is lost, or a beloved friend or pet, the dreamer needs to assess what that object or being, and the loss thereof, means to him.
For example: A dream of losing one’s wallet could mean fear of financial loss. Look to other symbols in the dream to find ways to avoid what one fears. Astrological parallels: Neptune, Pisces Tarot parallel: The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream that someone else is lost, you have unresolved feelings about the person that is lost.... My Dream Interpretation
If you have this dream, ask yourself in what sense you have lost your way. Have you lost your identity, are you confused about your career goals or unable to make clear decisions? Do you feel as if you have no direction in life? Identifying the problem area and considering your options should help you get right back on track. In spiritual terms, you do not know what you are looking for until you find it and the search for lost objects represents the search for enlightenment. Some psychologists believe that dreams about being lost may also signify a new beginning as they express the anxiety of leaving behind the old and familiar.
Dreams in which you are lost in a maze or labyrinth are classic symbols of difficulty or confusion in various areas of your life. Dreams in which someone else is lost represent issues or feelings regarding that person that are unresolved; they can also indicate a lost opportunity. Consider also whether there are aspects of the person you have dreamed you have lost within your own self. Perhaps you need to recapture and re-acknowledge those aspects. To dream of losing your partner is a common dream for people in long-term relationships, showing that you are exploring their possible death. It is not a prediction, only an awareness of a situation that may or may not occur whilst you are still alive or together with them. Dreams in which you are happily wandering alone in a desert, forest or unknown land may be prompted by feelings that the source of all your problems lies outside yourself. Your dreaming mind is urging you to look within for the answers.... The Element Encyclopedia
The feeling of searching for something important and being unable to find it is challenging enough when it happens in life. In the language of symbols, it also taps into a deep fear shared by all people: the elusive search for meaning that all of us have to face from time to time in our lives. On the face of it, a dream of searching for a lost object has a primary purpose of helping us relieve stress so we can wake up the next day and face our day-to-day lives with greater psychic balance. This is the purpose of all recurring dreams of this nature.
If you have this dream on a regular basis, it may simply be a convenient way for your unconscious to process the pressures of everyday living. What it is that you are searching for should be your first consideration. Your personal associations with this object will reveal what you sense is currently elusive. When in doubt, ask yourself, “What does this thing do, or what is it for?” Keys represent your access to the various compartments of your life. Your wallet connects you to abundance and the ability to meet your needs in the world.
A more personal or specific item should be viewed through whatever meaning you assign to it.
If there is no specific thing that you are searching for or you do not know what it is that you have lost, the dream may be pointing to a free-floating sense of being inadequately prepared for some situation in your life. Where you are looking offers the next shade of meaning. Your own home connects to your personal sense of self. Any other environment should be used to guide you; where you feel that something has been lost may be telling you that a certain area of your life has left you feeling incomplete.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A love seat is a comfortable seat for intimate sharing and conversation. It may also express a desire for intimacy or compensate for loneliness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
In the earliest religions, nature was thought to be alive with a multitude of spirits. The nature spirits were worshipped in order to maintain a harmony with them. Civilization and the advance of technology have inhibited our contact with those elemental energies and spirits. Your dreaming mind may, however, take you on a journey to the realm of nature spirits where you can explore or confront various elements of your unconscious. To go into nature in your dreams is therefore to go into the wilderness of your unconscious where you will encounter primordial instincts. For Freudians, these basic instincts would be sexual, whilst Jung would see natural settings as symbolic of the nurturing but sometimes harsh mother archetype.
Dreams of nature may also reflect your sense of being grounded or connected to Mother Earth. The dream environment may represent your core essence, unaffected by personality traits, your bare nature or something that comes naturally to you and is second nature. Finally, the great outdoors is usually seen as a surrounding that is supposed to bring relaxation and have a calming, nurturing effect on people; your dream may therefore be prompting you to take some time out from your busy routine. See also ELEMENTS; FLOWERS; PLACES; TREES; WEATHER.
Natural Features... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Inability to accept or intense fear of a situation.
3. A need or desire to “purge” a usually emotional, sometimes behavioral, set of traits or reactions.
4. Possible illness or pregnancy. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- The body often has its own way of alerting us to difficulties, and it may be that nausea in a dream indicates a problem before it manifests in the physical.
3- Nausea can also suggest an awareness of something spiritually rotten or putrid.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
See also Vomit.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The ocean and the sea are also a symbol of the feminine principle, so a dream of being overwhelmed by a wave may suggest that you are being smothered or dominated by a woman in your life, whilst calmly floating in the sea or surfing the waves suggests a good relationship with yourself, and perhaps with a woman.
If you are struggling against the tide, this is a sign that you are not making the progress you had anticipated, but that you are nonetheless gaining strength and wisdom from the struggle.
If a sea monster emerges from the depths, could this symbolize unconscious fear or even an aspect of yourself that is being repressed in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
If the water is quiet and peaceful, it is a good sign, whether it is the Sea, or a lake or a river. But if it is stormy or rough, then beware, for you have a difficult time before you, and will need all your courage.... Mystic Dream Book
If a garment salesman visits a sick person in a dream, it means death.
(Also see Headgear)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. A sign of losing control, usually over a situation or relationship (to dream of having parkinson’s disease). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you reprimand him for it, you will, to some extent, recover the loss. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Self, a mirror image.
3. Disagreements, bickering. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the dreamer is a woman, the dream is an allusion to the masculine and rational part of her nature.
If it is a man, his most intuitive and feminine side. The dream may also refer to the attitude you adopt towards your partner or to your own sexuality. The context and other elements that appear in the dream will be important to analyze it in depth.
The alchemist tradition sought spiritual transformation of the psyche. The combination of your masculine and feminine aspects, in this respect, gives rise to a unique being who symbolizes the whole.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your partner be a woman, you will engage in some enterprise which you will endeavor to keep hidden from friends.
To dissolve an unpleasant partnership, denotes that things will arrange themselves agreeable to your desires; but if the partnership was pleasant, there will be disquieting news and disagreeable turns in your affairs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a poor person sees himself involved in a business partnership with a rich person in a dream, it means that he will become wealthy.
If he is hoping for an inheritance, then seeing this dream means that it will come through, and that he will find a business partner. Ifone sees himself in a business partnership with a known person in a dream, it means that they deal justly and equitably with one another.
If one’s partner in the dream is an unknown old person, then he represents his grandfather and such a year will be a prosperous business year for him.
If one’s partner in the dream is a young man, then he represents an enemy, or it could mean that his opponent will be fair in dealing with him, though the person in the dream will remain suspicious but cannot legally dissolve his partnership. Partnership in a dream also means sincerity, loyalty, truthfulness and fulfilling one’s agreement. Partridge; (Francolin; Genus; Mountain quail; Woman) In a dream, a partridge represents a beautiful but a non-amicable woman. Catching a partridge in a dream means marrying such a woman. Catching many partridges in a dream means prosperity.
A flock of partridges in a dream represents women.
A partridge in a dream also represents smiling people. Eating the flesh of a partridge in a dream means buying new clothing, or storing food for one’s family.
If a married person sees himselfcatching a male partridge in a dream, it means that he will beget a blessed son.
If a pregnant woman catches a partridge in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a daughter. Slaughtering a partridge in a dream means committing adultery. Driving or pushing a partridge in a dream means rebuking a woman. Owning a partridge in a dream means marrying an Asiatic or a Persian woman, or meeting with a wealthy woman, or marrying a woman who will betray him and bring no benefits to him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If this is not feasible, it means that he may face adversities, though become known for his good nature and deeds.
If a learned person sees himself delivering a sermon at Mina, and if the people listen to him attentively in the dream, it means that he will rise in station and lead his people, or he could be appointed as a project manager or become an administrator.
If one does not complete his sermon or prayers in the dream, it means that he will attain such a position, though he will be quickly removed from it.
(Also see Pilgrimage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Impel)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream that she glides swiftly over the sea with her lover, there will come to her sweet fruition of maidenly hopes, and joy will stand guard at the door of the consummation of changeless vows. See Ocean. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If drowning in sea, being overwhelmed.
3. Emotionally insecure, particularly with one’s mother.
4. If calmly swimming, riding or paddling along, good relationship with mother or maternal ﬁgure.
5. If ﬁghting successfully against the tide, making progress in difﬁcult relationship.
6. Unconscious mind.
7. Play on words which indicates one should “see” something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The sea can also symbolize current situation in life... Christian Dream Symbols
The sea, with its surface and hidden depths, lends itself to depicting this human experience of known and unknown regarding self.
The enormity of the sea is also a visible image of the enormity of our own inner world, most of it unknown, and also the relationship we have with the universe, which we exist in yet know so little about.
The sea holds vast treasures, curiosities, and our history—not simply because life emerged from the sea. or our blood is as salt as the ancient sea, but because so many ships and shorelines are now beneath the waves. Sometimes these can be recovered, and this depicts our remembering or making conscious.
Example: ‘My husband and I were standing looking at the sea’s surface. It was just falling night. I saw a mass of dark shapes, thought it would be a school of fish. Then we were looking at water birds, maybe ducks, again dark shapes as the light had almost gone. Then there was a hole in the sea, like a belly button, I was wondering what it was, how was it being made, was there something under the water? Something very big was coming up to the surface very close to me. It shot me to wake (Ginny Q). Ginny and her husband had been exploring the content of their dreams.
The image of the sea shows Ginny sensing there are enormous depths to her own being, and something big—a previously unconscious complex of insights and feelings—is becoming conscious.
So, generally the sea represents the boundary between unconscious and conscious; our processes of life and the ongins of our life; the wisdom, still unverbalised because locked in process rather than insight, of our existence; source of the huge life drives, such as that which urges us towards independence, mating and parenthood, a symbol of infinite energy or consciousness, in which human existence is only a tiny pan. Example: A small speed boat was at sea. But the sea dissolved anybody who fell in. One man fell in but held himself together as a blob of water and jumped back to the speedboat. I remember the words “The sea is a great solvent” (Tim P). Tim is aware of his unconscious sense of being a pan of the huge sea of life or energy. In it one might lose one’s sense of identity. In the end, identity is ‘held together’ by one’s own belief in oneself.
Going under the sea: bringing internal contents to consciousness; remembering the womb expenence; letting our ego surrender a little, looking at death.
If there is a sense of hugeness, depth: going beyond the boundaries of experience usually set up by our conscious self or ego. Waves: impulses, feelings and emotions, such as sexuality, anxiety, anger. Tide: rising and falling of feelings such as love, pleasure or sexuality; may refer to aging when going out; tide in our affairs. Example: *l am either standing at the edge of the sea or near, when suddenly enormous tidal waves appear in the distance and are coming closer. I know they will engulf me, I turn and run away. Sometimes they do overtake me, other times I wake up’ (Mrs AV). We can run from pleasure and wider insight, just as much as from pain or fear. Idioms: all at sea, plenty more fish in the sea, lost at sea. See beach; fish, sea creatures. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A calm sea means that it will be a successful and enjoyable journey A rough sea indicates many problems and worries.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If the seas are stormy and the waves high: you feel threatened and are afraid of “stormy” times. You are swim- ming: friendly, if invisible, energies are carrying you right now. Falling into the water: a tragic event. Drowning: a harmful situation has been avoided, because you are discovering the substance of your being. Emerging from the sea: a new beginning, one that is in harmony with your very essence.
A man dreaming of standing on a beach means he wants to be free and independent.
Depth Psychology: The sea is a symbol of the collective unconscious; you can trust it to carry you. It may also be a symbol of your feminine, motherly side—all life originated in the sea. Unconscious thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and hopes are at home here and are now beginning to surface and become conscious. This is the sea on which the boat of your life is sailing. See Archetypes, River, Ship, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being lost at sea, you are unsure about your feelings for a certain person.
A stormy sea or one with sea monsters suggests confusion and anxiety in the dreamer. On the other hand, a peaceful sea suggets the dreamer is comfortable with herself and her sexuality.
If you dream of catching a big fish from the sea, a wonderful opportunity will come to you. Also see “Currents.”... My Dream Interpretation
The state of the sea you dream of is significant.
A stormy sea can suggest passionate, fiery emotions that threaten to take control.
The threat of being swept out to sea suggests fear of emotional overwhelm.
• Looming danger is represented by huge waves, rough seas and the incoming tide. What’s approaching in your life that threatens to engulf you? • Sometimes dreams of this nature occur when you’re worried about finances and feel like you’re drowning in unpaid bills.
• Or this dream can signify fear itself - all those worries and anxieties that occur during the daily ebb and flow of life.
The sea also relates to our origins, it is a source of creativity, of fertility and birth.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
(2) The sea may be a mother symbol.
If so, it may represent either your own mother or Mother Nature. Drowning or fear of drowning would then symbolize (a fear of) being suffocated by a dominating mother or mother-attachment; or an unconscious death-wish. See also Dead / Death, section (4).
(3) Sea may symbolize the feminine, or any aspect of it (e.g. intuition, receptiveness). For a male dreamer, therefore, going to sea may symbolize getting acquainted with the feminine in himself - the anima (See Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6))
(4) Sea may symbolize creative potential. In mythology, water existed prior to creation, and the creator-god wresded with the sea-goddess and either made the world from her dismembered body or else impregnated her so that she gave birth to the world. Psychologically, therefore, the sea may symbolize the existence, within your psyche, of potential - the latent raw materials - for the creation of your true and total self.
(5) In mystic-meditative traditions there is the belief that the multiplicity of natural phenomena are merely different forms of one ultimately real thing (God, Brahman, Ultimate Reality, the One); and the One is commonly symbolized by the ocean, and the individual person or thing by a drop of water which eventually rejoins the sea from which it originally came. Freudians, like Moussaieff Masson, in his book. The Oceanic Feeling, may say that, if this piece of imagery appears in your dream, it signifies a death-wish, as in (2) above. Jungians would say it is a message from your unconscious concerning the disillusionment that awaits you if you continue to build your life round the ego, instead of acknowledging the One (life-force, God, or whatever you care to call it). Whether the Freudian or the Jungian interpretation fits you better should be easy to decide. See also Introduction, pages 8-10.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is the boundless freedom and yet comforting sweetness of the mother’s womb. (See WATER, DROWNING, BLUE, BOAT, LAKE, MOTHER, and MOON)
In primitive myths, the sea existed before the world. It was uterus of other living beings. The sea is a symbol of raw materials and is associated with the creative potential of our being. From a spiritual perspective, it can represent the whole. We are each the drops that form part of it. According to some superstitions, falling into the sea ensures good health; and dive into it and emerge just before waking ensures that current difficulties will be overcome.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If she wears a bridal veil of sea foam, she will engulf herself in material pleasure to the exclusion of true refinement and innate modesty. She will be likely to cause sorrow to some of those dear to her, through their inability to gratify her ambition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. New approach to life.
3. Something playful, whimsical and strange.
4. Grace. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the sea horse is invisible, then it indicates that you need to face your personal concerns rather than trying to evade them. Perhaps you need to adopt a fresh approach to a situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you killed the monster in your dream, you will successfully deal with your personal issues and rise above them.... My Dream Interpretation
A sea shell also signifies your ego defensiveness to protect your vulnerability.
The shell is also a sign that you are evoking Aphrodite, goddess of love, passion and sensuality. See Goddess Aphrodite.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you do dream of traveling in a boat, pay close attention to the conditions of travel as they will reveal much about your waking situation. Are the waters calm or is a storm building?
If the boat is drifting aimlessly on the water, you may feel that you are lacking direction, whilst if the boat capsizes, this suggests imminent danger or obstacles ahead.
If you are enjoying a tranquil boat ride that is slowly but surely heading in the right direction, this could imply a sense of anticipated success with a particular project in real life. A ferry is an archetypal vessel associated with transition from one stage of consciousness to another, and the ferryman is the archetypal wise old man.
If you dream of docks, this is a symbol of the safe ground you leave behind as you begin your voyage of discovery.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Message that one should “see food” and change diet as needed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream may also simply mean food. *See Food... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The dream may also be a pun on “seeing food” and thus you may want to look up “Food” for further meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Fishery)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Feeling that one will survive difﬁcult and trying situations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Something in one’s life must be hidden from view.
4. Need or desire to be playful or friendly. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see someone branding and sealing people’s hearing, sights, mou th or hearts in a dream means that God Almighty abhors their actions and qualities.
If a qualified person sees himself stamping cases of merchandise, or sealing coffers with his ring in a dream, it means that he may receive such a position or become a controller.
If he is poor, it also means that his needs will be promptly satisfied.
(Also see Cauterize)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Insecurity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Historically, a wax seal confirmed authority and power. It was also a symbol of identity.
Nowadays in dreams, it is much more likely to signify legality or correct moral action. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.
2- When we dream of legal documents, to become aware of the seal can indicate that a conclusion has been reached which is both binding and secret.
To be breaking a seal indicates that we arc possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. It has also been suggested that a man breaking a seal in a woman’s dream suggests that she will lose her virginity or purity at some level.
3- Spiritually a seal suggests hidden knowledge. Not all esoteric and occult information is available to everyone. Such information is only entrusted to someone who has the courage to break the seal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The dream may also represent the necessity to resolve a pending issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To be breaking a seal indicates that we are possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Seeing a seal in dreams points to emotional loneliness, the result of immaturity or inexperience.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A seal is a sign of personal property, as well as an emblem that marks a difference. It symbolizes authority, protection, and secrets. (See AUTHORITY and CARD)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the seal is wounded, injured or hunted, the opposite might be suggested.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the seal was the monogram or crest variety, as in a ring or fob, it signifies passing legal worries. A wax seal forecasts early success.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: Seeing something already sealed means that you need to accept a decision—resisting it would be futile. Have you sealed something or received something from someone else that was sealed?... Dreamers Dictionary
Searching What you seek in the dream can be physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual. Perhaps, it is about a new solution to a problem.
If you dream of looking for someone you know, it indicates feelings of anxiety about the relationship you have with that person in real life. You might want to end an emotional separation.
It is important to ask whether what you have been looking for is really worth it.
If the answer is negative, the dream reflects your loss of illusion and hope.
This is usually a spiritual dream. Myths such as the one King Arthur is in search of the Holy Grail describe the process of inner transformation of the self.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Need to understand situations more clearly. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you see other people conducting a séance during a dream it symbolizes people with ties to the Occult attempting to influence your life ... Christian Dream Symbols
2- A seance is better known nowadays as a sitting. In dreams it may register that the best way we can contact our own spiritual self is by sitting still.
3- Spiritually, one needs the qualities of patience and determination symbolised by sitting in order to progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Missing someone who has passed over, and wishing that person was nearby to provide advice or companionship.
Getting in touch with vour own feelings regarding death and the afterlife.
Potential missives from beyond.
The subconscious may choose this type of dream to convey ghostly messages because it is a familiar, less frightening apparition.
Matters of communication between yourself and the realms of spirit, including the Divine. How well does the seance progress? Does there seem to be an obstacle to effective mediumship? If so, consider what that obstacle is within your own life that likewise hinders vour ability- to accept or commune with the sacred.... The Language of Dreams
It is necessary for you to observe the world rather than focusing on minute details. You may yearn to discover spiritual awareness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
See also Occult.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Seeking a solution to problems.
3. Need for new knowledge or relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are young, it is more likely to be material success and prosperity than the meaning of life; the reverse may apply if you are over thirty-five. What all age-groups are likely to be in quest of is love; but the kind of love may differ: for some it will be casual sexual encounters; for others, romantic ‘true love’; for others, mystical union with all things.
(2) Does the dream indicate whether your search is good? Perhaps it is telling you that you are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp; that you are not putting first things first; or that it is time for you to transfer your energies to some other pursuit. Ultimately, those spiritual teachers may be right who say we already possess all that is worth having, and only need to realize that we possess it; and that even the love we all want (as distinct from what we think we want) is a capacity for loving that occupies the centre of every being. However, in each individual life everything has its own season.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If we arc searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we arc searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.
Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.
The movement towards spirituality often begins from a feeling of searching for something.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For example, seeking a missing coin might represent a longing to recapture financial security after a loss, and looking for a person can represent the desire for a mate.
How does the search feel? Is it futile or hopeful? If the former, perhaps your present focus is in the wrong place. What we think we need and what’s hest for us are not always in sync.... The Language of Dreams
If we are searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we are searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A searchlight in a dream denotes focused attention and concentration.
If the searchlight is trained on us, we need to consider our actions and behaviour.
2- A searchlight can suggest insight into matters which concern us. We have turned the searchlight on them in order to ascertain the real truth.
A searchlight is used to light the way ahead.
3- A searchlight will allow us to comprehend spiritual matters so that we can reject the unnecessary.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An alternative symbol for, and more ancient type of, a cup.
The voice of the water, the emotional, intuitive nature, reaching out to us from the swell of busy thoughts.
For some sea creatures, a type of annor that also becomes a home when necessary. Are you becoming too reclusive, or too picky about your personal space?... The Language of Dreams
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
2. Symbol of security and protection.
3. Need for immediate change in direction or approach at solving problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you find yourself scanning the horizon looking for a boat, you may be worried about not reaching some aspiration or desire. To be on the shore looking for shells or other objects hidden in the sand could reflect your desire to increase your inner resources. (See WATER and SEA)
An empty beach symbolizes an opportunity. A beach with a lot of people predicts that you will feel protected and safe.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Repressed emotional stress and conﬂict. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Spring - is the beginning of the growing season; we receive practical lessons in our relationships with self and others;
Summer - is a continued time of high energy and rapid learning;
Fall - brings a slowing of the energy and we harvest the insight from our lessons;
Winter - is a period of spiritual introspection, sorting, and preparation for the next spring of growth.... The Dream Books Symbols
(Also see Pastry)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- The need for us to be able to divide time into periods or phases arises initially from the necessity to co-operate with the seasons from a survival point of view. Given deadlines and limitations, the human being is able to survive through striving.
3- The division of the year into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter gives occasion for celebrations and festivals.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Autumn: The realization of maturity, and harvest from hard labors. Potentially also the need to conserve despite bounty; putting things in order before inclement “weather” (literally or figuratively) puts everything on hold.
Winter: A time of rest, or a cooling-off period when things can be reevaluated (see Ice, Snow).
Spring: A new beginning, refreshed hope, and the first signs of progress or growth with regard to a specific circumstance. Also, fertility (see Rain).
Summer: Warm feelings, potentially becoming “hot” (like a tiff turning to an all-out argument, or simple flirtation becoming passion). Alternatively, profuseness of energy and increased social activity (see Fire).... The Language of Dreams
If you dream that the seasons occur in order it indicates that you need to live one thing at a time. Otherwise, you would have to analyze their meaning separately. Seasons can represent the state of your mind and the psychological and material conditions that prevail in it. This symbol reminds us that everything is variable and renewable. (See WINTER, FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER)
Since ancient times, the sun, solstices, and seasons have been linked to the human life’s stages. In addition, seasons are also associated with the four elements: earth is bare winter; spring is rain; heat and fire are the summer; and air, the fall winds.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To give a woman your seat, implies your yielding to some fair one’s artfulness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A chair in a dream also represents a contractual agreement, making an oath, peace, tranquility and comfort, or it could mean establishing a business partnership.
(Also see Chair; Saddle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Pay some attention to the opinion of others.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Need for restraint in one’s actions and emotions.
3. Desire or inclination to take unnecessary risks (not using). ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are having trouble putting on or taking off your seat belt, indicates that you are worried about what is ahead in your future.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Desire or need to relax. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A firm stand will pay off. Other dreams about seaweed are suggestions that you need to rely on your intuition and trust your own instincts.... My Dream Interpretation
A firm stand will pay long-term dividends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The person who has symptoms in the dream should feature prominently in your interpretation.
If it is you, then a general sense of sexual shame is being explored.
If the person in your dream is someone other than you, use the character-aspect concept to associate what part of your own personality or decision-making process is emanating out of a shameful place.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of a partner sometimes signifies the part of our personality that we cannot quite make full use of without help.
A man will often attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He may experience in dreams the potential loss and death of his partner with the same intensity as he experienced the first ‘loss’ of his mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile