Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied medicine, later became a disciple of Freud. Diverged from Freud over the sexual impulse being all important in human behaviour. Adler saw people as goal oriented, with an urge toward personal growth and wholeness. He stated that in dreams we can clearly see our aggressive impulses and desire for fulfilment. Dreams can also help the dreamer define two often conflicting aspects of their experience—their image or sense of themselves, and their sense of what is socially acceptable. Because we strive from our earliest years to have some control over ourself and surroundings, we may develop a style of life around a sense of inferiority or lack of power. So a person who feels vulnerable may become aggressive to compensate. Adler therefore felt that in our dreams we not only see what we think of ourself, and what our environmental situation is, but also find a definition of our techniques for satisfying our drive to deal with and succeed in the world.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Alfred Adler (1870–1937) was an Austrian psychiatrist who developed a personality theory referred to as individual psychology. He was at one time closely associated with Sigmund Freud, but broke with Freud to develop his own form of psychotherapy. Adler placed much less emphasis on dreams than other schools of psychiatry, and his attitude toward dreams is somewhat inconsistent. Even though he did not develop a full-blown theory of dreams, his thoughts on this subject had a significant influence on later dream theorizing.
To oversimplify the difference between Freud and Adler, Freud focused on sex and aggression and Adler focused on power and status. Adler viewed much human motivation as originating during the lengthy period of child- hood, when we are relatively powerless to control our lives. In response to this feeling of helpless- ness, the human being, according to Adler, develops a powerful urge to master his or her world. This desire for control and mastery becomes the central drive in human life.
Dreams would clearly have a different significance for Adler than they had for Freud. In Freudian theory, dreams are fundamentally arenas within which inner tensions, many of them safely hidden from view in the unconscious, could be safely discharged. Often these tensions have roots in infantile conflicts, making dreams pasoriented. For Adler, on the other hand, dreams become part of the larger project of the individual to master his or her life. In particular, dreams come about as a result of an effort—whether that effort is effective or not—to anticipate future situations, so as to allow us to imaginatively prepare for them. Although dreams are intended to help the dreamer acquire more control over his or her world, Adler recognized that many dreams are maladaptive, in the sense that, if one were to actu- ally follow their guidance, the practical results would be to detract from, rather than enhance, the goal of mastery over one’s environment.
Adler’s views provide a radically different perspective on dreams from Freud’s. For Freud dreams serve to discharge inner tensions originat- ing in the past and hidden in the unconscious, whereas for Adler the function of dreams is to anticipate the future. Also, one of the results of Adler’s portrayal of dreams is to make them more related to the thoughts and motivations of waking consciousness, in marked contrast to Freud’s portrayal, which emphasizes the disjunction between the waking and the dreaming state. Adler’s ideas, particularly as developed and for- mulated by later theorists, have influenced many contemporary therapists.... Dreampedia
Running into an armored truck may be a very direct sign that you have met someone who is well guarded emotionally.
An armored truck may also signify the need to protect your bank account from yourself or others, or it may be an indication that you have met someone who heavily guards their money and other resources.
If a person sees himself or his clothes spattered with excreta of animals which are haraam to consume or he becomes the owner of the excreta or he sees himself guarding such excreta, it means he will receive unlawful wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A builder is a father figure in dreams; this is because he is a typically male figure working on the house, which represents the self. He can be a reminder of the important influence of your father in your life.
Dreams of carpenters and architects represent that side of yourself that is creative but practical at the same time. Engineers fix things for us in waking life and in your dream they may represent a friend or advisor who is helping you manage destructive emotions. The engineer is also a symbol of the desire to impose order over emotional chaos in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
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.
(arb. ‘Aqiq. A variety of chalcedony; Crystalline mineral; Gem; Jewelry; Precious stone; Stone) Seeing a Carnelian-red stone in a dream means dispelling poverty. At the beginning of the creation, of all stones, the Carnelianred was the first stone that testified to God’s Oneness.
If one sees himself in a dream concluding his ablution or ritual bath with the essence of a Carnelianred, it means that he owns something blessed. Such blessings will manifest in one’s work and success in his material as well as spiritual life.
A Carnelian-red stone in a dream also represents one’s progeny, good religious conduct, good character, while seeing the white variety of this stone has a stronger meaning 70 and a better attribute than the red.
(Also see Aqiq canyons; Aqiqah rites)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A carpenter in a dream represents a teacher or an educator. Seeing a carpenter in a dream also means curbing off the intentions of hypocrites and obliging them to comply with what is correct. Constructing a canoe in a dream means travels. Building a water-wheel in a dream means profits from real estate, building a mill in a dream means disputes. Fixing a door latch in a dream means marriage or children. Building a plow in a dream means farming.
(Also see Construction worker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The creative but practical part of us; the side of us which tends to create with old ideas and attitudes (the wood) but which perhaps is not very radical; sometimes the self. See Christ under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The appearance of a carpenter in a dream may suggest that you arc ready to build something new in your life or make an addition to your present plan for the future. He may come to help you make some changes in your thinking patterns in order to construct a new attitude about yourself or your life.
A carpenter may appear to represent Jesus and his salvation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream about being a carpenter suggests that you are dealing with difficulties. On the contrary, it also indicates that you should alter your way of thinking or change the way you behave.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a carpenter symbolize your ability to take life into your own hands and create your life the way you want it to be. Generally these dreams are calling you to enjoy fully the abundance that surrounds you. Consider the feeling tone of this dream, it may be showing you that you are hammering, controlling and pushing too hard to get the results you desire.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a carpenter, or dream that you are a carpenter, is a very good dream symbol. It implies that you are confronting and overcoming your obstacles, and that you will have love, respect and happiness.... My Dream Interpretation
To exercise a carpenter’s job, good manual skills as well as some artistic sensitivity are needed. The dream is telling you to enhance these qualities in order to progress.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about an upholstered chair: chances for a pay increase or a promotion at work are good. Seeing a worn-out chair: troubles and worries will spoil your happiness—particularly in your personal life. Sleeping in an upholstered chair means a present illness is taking longer to heal than you were hoping.
Depth Psychology: See Furniture, Chair, Sofa. Chalice
Vision: Seeing a chalice: great sorrow ahead. Drinking from a chalice: joy and calm waters are yours right now. Breaking a chalice: bad news will spoil your fun.
Depth Psychology: The chalice symbolizes the “vessel of your soul, “ where all your emotions, hopes, and desires reside and of which you are only partly aware. It also is representative of the relationship you have with your feminine side and your mother. Often the chalice stands for the “cup of sorrow.” See Cup, Container.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of being co-dependent symbolize insecurity, low -esteem, and that you are allowing your disempowering beliefs to injure you and/or the other people you with whom you are entangled. This dream is alerting you to cultivate your own sense of self, boundaries, authenticity, -respect, and faith in your higher power.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(1) If in a dream you are - or feel - cornered, this w ill symbolize some frustration in yourself, the causes of which may be internal or external. In either case, you are being called on to make a decision. Ultimately the choice is between sliding into a neurosis and taking control of the situation (internal or external).
(2) Turning a comer, on the other hand, may signify taking a new direction in life; taking a turn for the better. See also Left, Right / Left.
Ifone finds a lost object in his dream, or ifhe does something that earns him a reward in a dream, this will represent his loyalty, fulfillment of his promises, protecting his friendships and striving for lawful earnings.
(Also see Finding something)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Jung, Hadfield and several other dream researchers believe the dream process is linked with homoeostasis or self regulation (see Man and His Symbols, Jung; Dreams and Nightmares, Hadfield; Mind and Movement, Crisp). This means that the process underlying dream production helps keep psychological balance, just as homoeostasis keeps body functions balanced. Put bluntly, dreams are said to compensate for conscious attitudes and personality traits. So the coldly intellectual man would have dreams expressive of feelings and the irrational, as pan of a compensatory process; the ascetic might dream of sensuous pleasures; and the lonely unloved child dreams of affection and comfon. Although dreams can be seen as self regulatory, this narrower view of compensation is only seen in a few dreams. See computers and dreams; sleep movements; science and dreams; sleep walking. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If your life is particularly difficult, you may have a dream in which you feel blissfully carefree and happy.
If you are feeling lonely and unloved, you may have a dream in which you are making love. Many dream analysts describe these night-time idylls as wish-fulfillment compensatory dreams. In classic Freudian theory, dreams are thought to be vehicles for wish-fulfillment. In dreams, the dreamer can develop and satisfy complex wishes and desires that would not be allowed to seep through to consciousness in waking life. Although this theory can be quite complicated, put simply it suggests that dreams reflect your unconscious desires. For example, if you are having financial problems, you may dream of winning the lottery.
If you are worn out after weeks of hard work, you may dream of sunning yourself on a beach without a care in the world.
If you are worried about the way you look, you may dream of being a supermodel.
Bear in mind, though, that compensatory wish-fulfillment is just one explanation for uplifting dreams; the meaning of your dream will always remain personal to you. However much a dream may appear to be wish-fulfillment, it is still important to consider its many layers of meaning. Jung’s theories about alchemy may also help you understand feelings of both intense joy and of sadness in your dreams.
In his classic 1944 text Psychology and Alchemy, Jung concluded that the ancient tradition of alchemy could help us make sense of a universally valid truth—that one becomes aware of new meanings within the unconscious by seeing them mirrored in the world around us. This is the psychological phenomenon of projection—the placing of unknown and unfulfilled desires onto other people and things—a process Jung believed was often at work in dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream about credit cards relates to our worth, value or status. Receiving a credit note suggests we have not received the correct value or have not received it at the right time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Financial transactions of any sort in dreams highlight our attitude to money, value and authority. We may need to look at who we feel either owes us or to whom we owe value.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a credit card reflect your feelings, attitudes and opinions about borrowed wealth, abundance that isn’t really yours, money and the ease and power and/or struggles it brings. This dream may be warning you to be mindful of your spending, and to consider whether or not the relationship or project you are investing in is worth it. See Accountant and Loan.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a credit card appears in your dreams, this symbolizes your feelings about money and the satisfaction, pleasure, security it can bring, as well as the uncertainties. It may also represent your ability to get what you want in life. Having or getting a credit card symbolizes your sense of personal power in the waking world and the ease with which you make money. Losing a credit card or having it rejected in your dreams signifies uncertainty about your financial future and may reflect the feeling of stress to which getting your needs in life can often lead.... The Element Encyclopedia
Imagining that they demand you pay a debt denotes a misuse of your material and intellectual goods as well as the feeling of being overwhelmed by economic problems in real life. You must be more moderate in using those assets in order to avoid future complications.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of a daredevil implies that you may be allowing yourself to be unduly influenced and ultimately suppressed by another’s views.
To dream of yourself as the daredevil may be showing you that you are leaping into a situation before you have thought it through. Speaking to a daredevil within a dream suggests that heightened awareness is called for to keep you in balance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Defile) To discredit someone’s reputation or to defile something in a dream means the same in wakefulness. On the other hand, it may mean defaming and backbiting someone, or it may mean making peace with someone after a long separation.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the body is diseased in a dream, this suggests a sickness of attitude or it could simply indicate extreme emotional and physical fatigue. A dismembered body indicates emotional and mental distress; perhaps you are tearing yourself apart over something or someone, or your life is falling apart. Half a body dream images suggest a lack of balance in your life between your outer and inner life.
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
To see one’s head detached from the body without being struck suggest one of the following : that one’s leader or patron will break off his relationship with him; or the observer will lose his capital; or his present means of livelihood will come to an end.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Love; Poverty) To see oneself inflamed with love for someone in a dream represents distress, adversities, blindness, deafness or notoriousness. Such a case may draw people’s compassion.
If a sick person sees himself in a dream inflamed with love it may mean his death. Fire in a dream also means love. Love in a dream also means heedlessness and failure to fulfill one’s religious obligations. It also means financial losses, losing one’s child, divorce, despise of one’s friends, hunger, travels, sickness or dangers. Being enamored with God in a dream means a strong devotion and certitude. Pretending to be in love in one’s dream means straying from God’s path. Ifone finally reaches his beloved to mates with in the dream, it means that adversities may strike at him, or affect his or her beloved.
This symbol appears in a number of religious images and indicates the universe and the centre of ourselves. It indicates that we ourselves arc the centre of our own universe and must accept responsibility for that.
Drawing together the symbols of the Sun and the Eagle, this image represents our ability to move into other areas of perception and knowledge.
The Centre. Solar Power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are fired from your job. suggests that you are wanting to end some relationship or situation in your waking life. It also suggests that you are repressing what you really desire most.... My Dream Interpretation
Fear of deprivation; difficulties, and poverty, as in Savings, Coin, Counterfeit Money. You don’t trust what you have, or are trying to protect it. But you have additional resources and energies at your disposal.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of independence symbolize that you are finding your own voice, exploring your unique expression apart from your family, tribe, and discovering autonomy from your intimate relationships. You are realizing that you are free to create the life you desire.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of interdependence denote autonomy, mutuality, and the balance of your inner masculine and feminine energies. You desire to co-create a successful and long-lasting partnership whereby the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. See Co-op.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Scientists have found that the human brain is washed during sleep through a study on 13 subjects. According to the research, blood flows out of the brain during sleep, while the cerebrospinal fluid washes the brain.
A team led by Laura Lewis, who is working at Boston University, made an interesting scientific discovery. The team, which has been working on the human brain for a while, has discovered that when people sleep, their brains are washed with cerebrospinal fluid. So your brain is completely washed through rhythmic and breakthrough waves while you sleep.
According to previous studies, Lewis says that they already know that neurons in the brain have electrical wave activities, but that they have discovered that there are also waves in the cerebrospinal fluid. Scientists have illustrated the phases of the brain during sleep so that the research can be done, and the images we will share with you shortly reveal how this washing process will be.
According to the data obtained in the research, after the people sleep, the brain neurons do not function, and the blood flows out of the brain. It is precisely at this time that the cerebrospinal fluid comes into play and washes the brain from beginning to end. Laura Lewis states that the findings from the research are very important because she hopes that these findings may lead to new discoveries.
Lewis’ hopes are about psychological and neurological discoveries. Because brain waves can combine with blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid, especially for the investigation of age-related normal impairments. The reason for this is that as people age, their brains produce less and slower waves. So this research could both open a new door and be a glimmer of hope, especially for the treatment of alzheimer’s disease.
Lewis made this important discovery with 13 people aged between 23 and 33. Considering getting help from the subjects at older ages in the ongoing processes of his research, Lewis states that they can understand how the movement in the brains of people who are older is going to be. Lewis says that so they can make a new discovery about alzheimer’s.... Dreampedia
Louvered doors allow the air to circulate. They close out your vision but not other senses. Louvered doors in a dream may represent the ability to sense an opportunity without seeing it, or hearing something you should not have heard. They may mention your frustration around a lack of privacy.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of watching the credits at the end of a movie, you may feel that others are having more fun than you. Or, you may suspect that someone else is getting the “credit” that you deserve to get.
The exception is, if you see your own name in the credits - that indicates you are aware of your own uniqueness, and have good confidence in your abilities.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Dreaming about being murdered: difficulties in the near future. Murdering someone else: watch out and don’t be careless, you could be the one who gets hurt. See Aggression.
If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.
A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.
Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.
The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... Dreamers Dictionary
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
If you dream of being an orphaned, adopted or fostered child, this usually suggests that your relationships with members of your family in waking life have created some sense of loss and rejection in you. Dreaming of having lost your parents or being rejected by your parents so you become an orphan, adopted or fostered child may denote that you feel you didn’t get their unconditional love and attention, and that you have to find your own way in the world without their support. Alternatively you may feel as if you are an outsider in the relationship to your family. Perhaps you have been excluded or perhaps you have little in common with them. Do you consider yourself rejected or at odds with the rest of your family? Whatever the reason, your dream may be suggesting to you that you need to create a surrogate family to get the support you need; this may be with your friends or your partner, and they will be able to help you feel loved, secure and accepted for who you are.
Another explanation of such dreams is that it is time for you to be more independent and self-reliant by moving away from your parents. When life forces you into permanently or temporarily losing your parents, either by death or by other circumstances such as foreign travel, you may experience dreams of being orphaned. The dream might not refer to your relationship with your family at all, but might be telling you that you are feeling abandoned, unloved, rejected and misunderstood by your partner, friends or colleagues in waking life.
If this is the case, the dream connects to feelings of belonging or not belonging in waking life.
If you are looking after an orphan in your dream, you are attempting to heal that part of you that feels unloved.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Pencil; Tongue) In a dream, a pen represents knowledge, learning, a child, a tradesman, or commanding what is good and forbidding what is evil.
If a tradesman or a craftsman sees a pen in his dream, it means that he will be successful in his trade, or that he will preside over people of the same trade.
If a tradesman earns something with a pen, or writes an invoice with it in a dream, it means that he will be protected from poverty through his trade.
If a writer sees himself carrying a pen, or holding a paper, or an inkwell in a dream, it also means having a source of income, protection against poverty, earning one’s livelihood from writing, or from working under someone in authority.
A pen in a dream also represents one’s manager, his controller, a cosigner, a witness in an agreement, entering into a marriage agreement, or it could represent an intelligent son who will become a famous writer. Owning a pen or receiving a one as a gift in a dream means acquiring knowledge. Then, if one proceeds to write with it in his dream, it means receiving an appointment, or occupying a position of authority. Looking at a pen one is holding in his hand and seeing another pen laying beside him in a dream denotes having a half brother, or if one’s mother is pregnant, it means that she will deliver a new son.
A pen in a dream also means a guarantee.
If one’s wife is pregnant, then if he sees a pen laying beside an inkwell in his dream, it means that she will beget a son. Holding a pen in a dream also means making an oath. Ifone’s pen is broken or scratched in a dream, it will reflect on his business, trade and livelihood. Moistening a pen from an inkwell in a dream means committing a sin.
A pen in a dream also represents virtues by which one is known, or it could mean complying with a courtjudgement, or signing a court order, or it could represent a scholar, ajudge, one’s tongue, a sword, one’s penis, a railway, generosity, abundance, humankind, one’s confidant, or winning victory over one’s enemy.
If one’s pen looks in good condition in the dream, it means that one’s oath or covenant is true. Otherwise, a defective pen in a dream represents a false oath, or a biased agreement. Apen in a dream also meanslongevity and prosperity.
Pens in a dream signify self-expression, communication and news from a distance. Also, consider the phrase, “the the pen is mightier than the sword.” If you broke or damaged the pen or it went dry, this is a warning that you are endangering your reputation by associating with people of questionable character.... My Dream Interpretation
As one would expect pens in a dream signify news from a distance; if you broke or damaged the point or the pen went dry, you are being warned that you are endangering your reputation by associating with people of questionable character.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Any writing implement relates to the act of self-expression.
A pen is an almost outdated object that harkens back to a slower form of communication from an earlier time. It makes an indelible mark and so relates to the expression of thoughts that you cannot take back.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Having a pen or a pencil in your dream may be symbolic of your need to communicate with yourself or others. Our ability to communicate through written language is a vitally important and necessary part of life. When we take our pen and write a check to pay bills, it can still be considered a form of communication! Writing is a form of self-expression, provides us with another way to think and express our thoughts. Dreams with writing tools in them, may be an encouragement for you to write and communicate. Whether you need to communicate with yourself or others, in private or professional life, is up to you to determine. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The ability to transcribe and translate spiritual knowledge into recognizable images and to keep a record of that information is a necessary part of personal development. Such records and especially the ability to keep a journal are an invaluable part of dream recording.
Dreaming of a pen or pencil may also suggest that we could attempt automatic or inspired writing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If a pen or pencil appears in a dream we are expressing or recognizing the need to communicate with other people.
If the pen will not work we do not understand information we have been given.
If we cannot find a tool to write with we do not have enough information to proceed with an aspect of our lives. You may also wish to consult the entries for ink, inspire, paper / parchment and writing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: A penalty is in normal parlance a fine levied for a misdemeanour.
It is a punishment imposed by others, often our peers, and will have this meaning in dreams. We will have upset someone without necessarily being prepared to take the consequences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of pencils, denotes favorable occupations.
For a young woman to write with one, foretells she will be fortunate in marriage, if she does not rub out words; in that case, she will be disappointed in her lover. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a young woman should be given a pencil in a dream and should recognize the giver, she will do well to avoid that person’s company because no friendship can exist between them.
A maiden who writes a note whiíe dreaming will have a most desirable lover.
If the point of the pencil breaks as she writes, she must look to some future sudden parting with her sweetheart.
Should she dream that she erases the words, there is an indication that her love affair will be one that she wishes to forget.
A young man who sees himself in a dream writing large letters with a heavy, black lead pencil will find an easy path to a successful love ail air and a fortunate business career.... The Complete Dream Book
To see a pencil in your dream is generally good luck. However, this dream can also suggest that a certain relationship won’t last long.
To dream of sharpening a pencil, whether it is you or someone else doing the sharpening, suggests that you need to be more flexible in your way of thinking. Listen to what others have to say and don’t be so quick to reject their views and opinions. Also see “Pencil Case” and “Pencil Crayons”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
Good health, good luck, and the time to enjoy them is the message in a dream featuring pencils, and this applies even if your dream involved having to sell them.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This is a dream that’s of special interest for those who do creative activities, because it is a symbol of self-expression. To see yourself writing down or drawing something indicates the desire to collect scattered ideas, to order them and shape them into new projects. Sometimes what is written or drawn is a key to completing a real task.
If in the dream, the pencil or pen you are using does not write, it means someone will accuse you of immorality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This is a dream about communication that is changeable or impermanent.
A pencil symbolically connects with communication issues.
The fact that they are erasable adds an element of impermanence to the meaning and therefore a lack of commitment. By varying the pressure applied with a pencil, you can create different shades of gray, which implies a level of subtlety and textural meaning to the communication represented by this symbol in a dream.
If you are using a pencil so that errors can be fixed, you may be dreaming about a desire to undo something not aligned with your original intention. Look to areas in your life where you are struggling to be clear and accurate. Also consider your integrity with regard to recent communication. With a pencil, you can erase a statement you wish you hadn’t made.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are carrying or using a pencil case suggests you are keeping secrets.
If you dream of dropping or losing your pencil case, this signifies loss of power and control of possessions. It may also suggest that you feel like you’re losing touch with the “real” you.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of pencil crayons (colored pencils) represents some childhood memories, or a period of time where you were more carefree. This dream is also symbolic of your creativity. You may need to think “outside the lines” and explore more unconventional thoughts and ways of doing things, in order to achieve your goals. Look up the specific colors of the crayons for added meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
(Blade) A pencil sharpener in a dream represents a good son who is envied by people. Seeing a pencil sharpener in a dream means that one will be gifted with such a beautiful son. In a dream, a pencil sharpener also represents a writer or an author. Ifone sees himself holding a pencil sharpener in a dream, it means reconciliation with a woman with whom he has been separated for sometime.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a pendulum represent that you are seeing things in black and white, good and bad, and right and wrong. Your dream may be showing you that it is ok to go to extremes before you find your balance, but that ultimately, the middle road is the road of wisdom.
If you dream of using the pendulum to communicate with a spirit guide, then this is about your desire for higher direction.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: A pendulum in dreams may be a symbol of indecision, swinging from one course of action to another. It may also suggest the oscillation between two states of emotion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In the dream image of an old-fashioned clock, a pendulum can signify outdated ideas. It can also suggest that a period of time must pass before a plan is allowed to come to fruition. On its own a pendulum signifies a swing between two polarities; if it comes to rest in our dream we have resolved a dilemma.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A sudden change of plans will upset your regular routine if you dreamed of a pendulum; however, if you can manage to accept the change without a display of undue anxiety, it will prove to be ultimately beneficial.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Balance your life, as you are swinging from one extreme to the other in emotion and thought. Get out of the action-reaction pattern through meditation; observe self and others without getting caught in all the games.... The Dream Books Symbols
To see a pendulum in your dream represents your desire to be closer or more intimate with someone. The dream may also indicate that you are feeling emotionally touched by some situation or by someone. To see the back-and-forth swinging of a pendulum suggests that you are experiencing some conflict or difficulty; It might also suggest that you are confused about making an important decision in your life and that you may be afraid of change. People around you are anxiously awaiting your decision but your dreaming mind is urging you to take your time and not make rash or hasty decisions.... The Element Encyclopedia
Any article that penetrates or pierces another, such as a knife or laser beam, signifies that the normal boundaries and limitations by which we live are illusions when viewed from a spiritual perspective.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: In today’s world people tend to view penetration from a purely sexual viewpoint. In dreams it usually signifies getting to the heart of a matter. Any pointed object represents male sexuality but can also be interpreted in the above manner.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Inherent in the idea of penetration is a piercing of defences and this meaning is one which arises frequently in dreams. When we are feeling particularly vulnerable or at risk, dreams such as of castle walls being penetrated can occur.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Myths and fairy tales often give information that resonates in dreams. Women and men exploring their sexuality or their need for partnership can have dreams that highlight both penetration of a sexual nature and that of personal space. Consulting the entries for castle, dagger, knife and sex / sexual images might help with further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The penguin is an interesting earth-bound bird that lives in and around the ocean. As a dream symbol it may represent concrete thinking, feelings of being burdened by unwanted emotions, lethargy, and a need to achieve balance. Think about your dream and see if any of these ideas are relevant to you. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that the penguin indicates that your problems are not as serious as you may think them to be.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If swimming in water, this represents free movement through your dreams. Anticipate more frequent dreams, as well as those with increased detail.
A penguin has wings, but does not fly. These actually help them steer through the water. So, if you’ve been trying to “fly” in a specific situation that seems to be going nowhere, consider an alternative tact, using your given talents and insight as a guide.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of a penguin represents your magnification of a seemingly petty concern. This is a prompt for you to keep your composure and guard your objectivity. On the other hand, a penguin implies that you feel let down by your feelings. You need to bring equilibrium and peace to your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
This funny earth- bound bird in your dream is telling you that your problems are not as serious as you believe, and if you keep your cool, they will melt away.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Penguins are symbols of adaptability, but they can also represent stupidity or coldness in a relationship. They could be a sign that your problems are not as serious as you may think and that you need to keep your cool and remain levelheaded.... The Element Encyclopedia
The male sex organ is symbolic of fertility, power, and energy. Your gender and sexual orientation play a part when interpreting this dream. Are you dealing with issues of sexual orientation, power, or aggression? Answering these questions will enable you to interpret your dream. See also: Sex... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
For a man the penis represents more than simply his sexual appetite. It depicts the whole drive of life through his glandular system which develops the body type he has, predisposes his body towards male sexual characteristics; brings a cenain creative explosiveness to his personality, creates urges towards fatherhood and loving his woman, with connected desires to supply the needs of family if he is emotionally healthy.
The positive aspect of the penis/masculinity is for him to demand his woman meets his maleness, his canng aggression, his sexual desire, with her own fiery energy and strength. In general, direct reference to sexual feelings, fears, or problems. As these can be quite complex several examples are given below.
Example: ‘So for the third time I held the woman and made love.
The woman’s vagina was like a flower, I don’t mean to look at, but in physical sensation. My penis felt like it was penetrating petals of flesh and touching with great pleasure a central receptive area I was left with the feeling of being able to make love again and again without any negative effects. It was a very positive and healthy feeling’ (John T). John is feeling confident about his sexual drive. Although a powerful drive, subtle feelings and fears have an intense influence not only on the pleasure of sex, but also the response of the physical organs.
The relationship with the penis and sex act in one s dream shows what fears, hurts or attitudes are influencing the sexual flow. See castration.
In a woman’s dream, one’s relationship with, desire for, a mate; relationship with one’s own male self—ambition, work capability, aggression, intellect; depicts the relationship with, genital sexuality with, one’s panner. As with Sally in the next example, the events in the dream define the problem or relationship. Example: ‘My lover Terry, myself and another woman are all on our bed.
The other woman seemed very sure of herself and kissed Terry in a very intimate way, he doing the same to her as I lay very near to both of them. Then Terry stuck his bottom in the air and staned to lick my chest and breast. I found myself licking around the penis, felt I was under some kind of pressure from both the other two to do so but didn’t feel too shattered as I did it with love for Terry, but I had a bitter taste in my mouth’ (Sally P). In talking about this dream Sally said she often struggled with what she wanted and what her panner wanted in sex. She might go along with his needs, but not find it palatable. Even if she did do it with some love, it might have a bad taste in her mouth*.
Example: T felt as if I were as one with Terry and I realised he was trying to make a journey into his mother s vagina, as his penis. Her vagina looked like a long dark tunnel and was threatening to him. I said, “You haven’t given your mother satisfaction and you say you will not.” Then he was really smashed up in body. Withdrawing into a garden with a high green hedge. I took a leaf from the hedge and began to pull it apan with my hands. Terry said, “Look what you are doing, teasing me.” I felt withdrawal wasn’t the way and staned to follow him, walking alongside the hedge. I said, “It feels like you are strangling me, so why don’t you do it and kill me?” (We have been going through a lot of sexual withdrawal, Terry saying his sexuality was his to do with as he wanted.)’ (Sally P). This second dream of Sally’s is a shrewd summing up of Terry’s sexual fears. In fact Terry suffered a great deal of anxiety about sex, and later uncovered the son of fear and desire to avoid giving his mother satisfaction in becoming a full blooded man shown in the dream. Our unconscious is a very capable psychologist, and while Terry in Sally’s dream represents her insights regarding him—and must not be seen as a statement of fact about Terry—such insights are often enormously useful in dealing with relationship difficulties.
Example: ‘Was in a house with my wife. Outside the door was something which wanted to come into her—an invisible being. We were frightened and it said “Do not be afraid, I want you to put your penis in your wife and wait for me to activate you. In that way you will form a body for me.” I woke and realised the dream was moving me to parenthood. Already having three children I realised this would mean another 20 years of responsibility. Nevertheless my wife and I made love. Two weeks later I dreamt my wife was pregnant with a son. In fact nine months later she bore a son’ (Nigel I). In this interesting dream sequence the penis is Nigel’s drive to be a father. See castrate; bed; knob; pole; reptiles; sausage; examples in flower and tunnel. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
As the symbol of masculine power, a penis on a woman in a dream may mention the power of her masculine aspect and her androgyny.
A small penis may suggest that the man has little power or virility and thus is wimpy. Having your penis exposed in a dream may comment on your preoccupation with sex or with power... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a penis represent masculine power. Dreams of an erect penis represent virility, potency, sexuality, strength and a feeling of being competent in the world, and capable of producing and manifesting your creative ventures.
If the penis is limp, then this represents feelings of powerlessness and emasculation.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A penis may be straightforwardly sexual; or may symbolize power of energy: sexual, spiritual or cosmic. (In religious iconography the erect phallus symbolizes either divine fecundating energy present in the cosmos and emanating from some immanent but indescribable Ultimate Reality, or the spiritualizing of sexual energy by the disciplined yogi.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It’s not very frequent that the form of the penis itself appears in a dream. Normally it appears camouflaged under phallic objects. The clear appearance of this masculine organ is such a conclusive sexual affirmation that if it provokes fear or distress, the dreamer should reflect on their attitude toward sexuality. (See PHALLUS) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The universal symbol of the male, the penis represents energy, vital force, sexual power, and fertility. One’s sexual energy or matters of orientation may be at issue, depending upon the gender of the dreamer. (See also Genitals).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
(Cent; Money) For a pregnant woman, pennies in a dream represent a son, or a sign of gratitude, prayers and remembrance of God, or they could mean assaulting someone, or beating him.
If one receives pennies in a stack in a dream, it means that someone will place a trust with him. Pennies in a dream also mean talking.
If they look new, the conversation will be meaningful. Pennies in a dream also mean solving someone’s problem, or performing one’s prayers. Counting pennies in a dream means valuing one’s deeds. Nickels, dimes, quarters, halves, or other coins or tokens in a dream represent worldly gains and prosperity.lfpennies are tied to one’s wrist in a dream, they represent his livelihood. Owing money in a dream means that one will be summoned to testify in a court of justice.
If his pennies are old, chipped, or broken in the dream, they denote a faltering faith. Losing a penny in a dream means wasting time and money, or wasting one’s words, or advisingan ignorant person who will not heed his advice.
If one’s pennies carry the picture of a person in a dream, it means that both the carrier and the one who mints these pennies are innovators. Broken pennies in half in a dream represent an enmity that cannot be healed. Receiving money in a dream is better than giving it.
If one’s actual liquid asset turns into pennies in a dream, it means insolvency or bankruptcy. Ifone’s little money grow in a dream, it means prosperity.
(Also see Cent; Money)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a penny symbolize good luck, and that blessings from unknown sources are coming to you like pennies from heaven. Alternatively, a penny can represent a lack mentality. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its meaning for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see pennies in your dream symbolizes luck, especially if they are shiny. Do not underestimate your talents and abilities. Dreams of pennies occasionally represent a fear of being poor.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a pension signify money, resources, and energy that is constant and reliable. You are receiving the benefits of your hard work, labor and good karma that you accrued in the past.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The main message in a dream featuring a pension is security, and if you want to ensure yours, you must pay closer attention to your own plans and interests and make your own decisions in that context.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
In dreamland, pensions are generally associated with aging or old age, so if you had a dream in which you were collecting your pension or setting up a pension, your dreaming mind may be urging you to do just that.
If you received your pension payout in your dreams, pay attention to how you felt about it. Did you feel delighted or lost? The answer will tell you not just about your attitude to aging, but about your attitude to work and whether you are working to live or living to work.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see a pentagram in your dream represents the connection of your spirit to the earth, air, fire, and water. These elements contribute to various aspect of your well-being.
For this reason, your dream may signify protection. However, if you dreamed of an upside-down pentagram, this is idenitied with evil. This dream signifies conflict, negativity, materialism and aggression.... My Dream Interpretation
The pentagram is a widely misunderstood symbol; it has its roots in Christianity but is often used in the media in an inverted shape to refer to elements of the evil side of the occult. Its pure meaning connects to the five senses and the experience of the human body. In early Christianity it connects to the five wounds suffered by Christ. In the Tarot, the pentagram connects with money and prosperity. Any of these meanings might be expressed by a dream that features this geometrical image.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This pictograph was used widely in the ancient world as a protective amulet, specifically to ward off the evil eye and malicious magic. On the dream plane, this may indicate that you sense some type of psychic or mundane threat to your well-being for which you should take proper precautions.
An emblem of the esoteric mysteries, and possibly the development of specific occult or magical abilities within. Note that the pentacle was often also called a wizard’s star or witch’s cross in the Middle Ages.
Among Gypsies and some earth-centered religions, the pentacle was an emblem of health and long life. This probably developed due to the natural pentacle formed by seeds when an apple is sliced in half.... The Language of Dreams
To dream that you are in a penthouse, represents the creative and spiritual aspect of yourself. You are looking at life from a new perspective and tapping into your highest potential. You may get further meanings under “Apartment” or “Condominium”... My Dream Interpretation
“Every woman at some time dreams about a predator.” So it has been said in the past, but the same holds true for every man. Points to sexual feelings, animalistic ones that could be enjoyed or that you are trying to repress.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: A predator animal in women’s dreams is always a sign of unconscious sexual urges.
A large, beautiful predator refers to sexual “hunger” (beware!). Small wild animals indicate that you are still unsure about male sexuality. Fear of and fleeing from a predator)’ animal: you are “fleeing” from your own sexuality. See Lion, Tiger.
Depth Psychology: Make sure that your “wild” passions and appetites are under control. See Animals.
A wild cat means deceit (either your own or that of someone else). See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary
Example: ‘An old woman with a very pink, lined face, and wearing a clashing red hat, knelt close to my face.
The woman leaned forward to poke my hand, and I recoiled, screaming myself awake (Joy S). Even where red appears quite casually in a dream, as with the hat in the example, there is frequently fear, screaming, horror or a sense of danger in the same dream. Less frequently, red represents blood, menstruation; the biological life force; conception; death. Red face: anger; high emotion. Red bnck building : homeliness, warmth. Red furniture or decor plush; richness. Red flowers: love, passion, dangers of passion. Red clothes or motif: sexuality, passion; strong emotions. Red and grey together : emotions connected with depression. Rose pink, love. Pale pink: baby feelings; weakness. Idioms: see red; in the red; red carpet; red light district; red faced. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A positive color, representing vitality (fire) and activity, love and passion. Red, however, can also be a sign of aggression, rage, and vengeance. According to alchemistic tradition, red is the color of the spirit, of gold, and of the sun.
It is a warning of danger.
For the Hindus, red means vitality and expansion.
For the Mayans, red meant victory and success.
For the Chinese, red is the color of luck. In alchemy, red is the color of emotions, of Blood, and Fire.
The colors of heaven and hell are red. Red is the color of overwhelming emotional upheaval and in a dream often points to a situation that is packed with intensity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing red flames means either a job is going well or love is burning bright. Looking at someone with red hair is a warning about an impassioned character or violent temper. It also means that you are suspicious of a person who means well.
Depth Psychology: See the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Red is an active, affective color, full of passion and emotion.
It is also the color of blood and fire.
A softer red is also a symbol of love, as well as mercy, brotherly love, and compassion. When intense, red can also indicate hate.
If red flashes through our dreams, our soul is ready for action; it indicates either admiration or suffering.
A “passionately” red dress we put on in a dream is a sign of strong sexual desire. But red can also mean sin, rage, and the devil. Dark red is a symbol of passion, greed, energy, and anger. Light red stands for warmth and affection.
Color Therapy: Red is a good color to use in cases of depression, lack of energy, bladder infection, pale skin, anemia, circulatory problems, impotence, and frigidity.
Depth Psychology: Red can mean luck, joy, happiness, energy, action, but also hate, blood, greed, irritability, temper tantrums, and will power.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of the color red indicates raw power, elan, fervor, intense passion, aggression, authority, and bravery. It connotes deep emotions and spirituality. It also stands for anger, such as in the idiom, ‘seeing red.’ Red can also suggest danger, stigma, and compulsion, particularly in sex. Your dream is a nudge for you to rethink your actions and avoid being impulsive.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of the color red represent alarm, passion, rage, sexuality, blood and volatility. Red can also represent a desire to stop or end a situation in your life. See Chakra-2nd and Color.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Red may symbolize sexuality, passion, anger, revolution, danger. As the colour of blood, red is a symbol of life (which is why Hindu and Chinese brides wear red); but blood, of course, may also mean death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
This is the color of blood, fire, passion, war, and of sexual instincts. When this color dominates in dreams, it means that you are willing to act viscerally, be it with love or with hate.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The first color of the spectrum, red is associated with security, grounding, aggression, and passion. This energy is connected with the base of the spine. Often thought of as a color of passion, red aligns with aggression and sexual expression in the masculine principle. We stop at red lights, creating security for ourselves by avoiding the danger of oncoming traffic. Blood is the essence of life force itself and is therefore related to being grounded in the physical body.
In waking life red is associated with fire, heat, blood and passion. In dreams, these ‘hot’ themes are often mirrored and the interpretation is typically connected with passion, energy or vitality. Red is also associated with anger and rage towards something or someone, and, through its association with fire, can represent danger and prohibition. This is reflected in the red ‘stop’ signs of many countries’ traffic-control systems. The color also indicates the angry urge to fight back and, if you are experiencing such violent emotions and you dream of red, take it as a warning to exercise restraint, or the consequences will be tragic.
Revenge or retaliation is not advisable.
If red features in your dream, perhaps you should consider the tone that was being used. Lighter shades of red can be representative of excitement (especially sexual), passion, energy, and life. However, deeper or ‘weighed- down’ shades of red may be indicative of the overheated emotions of lust and anger, and the impulsive desire for revenge. Notice again how the ‘stop’ sign is red; red can thus be seen as a hint from your subconscious to stop acting in a particular way.
Because red is the color of blood, it may also denote physical strength, vital energy and the life force which, depending on the context of the dream, may be ebbing away or throbbing with life. A red heart may stand for deep-seated sexual energy or desire in waking life, red ears may suggest embarrassment or guilt, whilst a red nose is often thought to indicate an inquisitive nature. Red flames are believed to indicate the threat of danger, red wine is often linked to feelings of satisfaction and contentment, and a red rose is typically tied to the idea of romance and passion. Who was holding the red rose in your dream?
Other considerations to take into account include whether the red in your dream suggests being ‘in the red’ (in debt), or brings to mind a person who holds socialists beliefs (a red). It can also refer to a scarlet (sexually permissive) woman, or to waving the proverbial red flag at something, or someone, who provoked you. Keywords: danger, shame, sexual impulses, passion and urges.
Perhaps you need to stop and think about your actions.... The Element Encyclopedia
The red carpet is a symbol itself, indicating a special path for people of a certain elevated status. There are two implications when a red carpet is present. One is that there is a special event taking place.
The second relates to the exclusivity of passage relegated to only a certain few. This symbol can indicate a sense of aspiration in a dream.
If you are witnessing someone else on a red carpet, that person is an aspect of your own personality that has the capability of helping you aspire to greater things. This image in a dream may also point to a desire to be recognized for some special ability or particular accomplishment in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
1- Our perception of the American Indian as being naturally unsophisticated gives the interpretation of natural wisdom, or basic instinct. When one such appears we arc able to handle a different kind of power and energy.
2- On a psychological level there is healing and self-awareness.
3- A Red Indian represents an inner power of which we may or may not have been aware.
The dreamer should now be prepared to investigate his spirituality further.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a red light signify “stop,” do not proceed.
A red light can also be a sign of prostitution, and the message to beware of the temptation to sell yourself out with regards to your talents, gifts and/or resources. See Prostitute.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a red light in your dream suggests that you need to stop what you are doing and think things through before moving forward. You need to proceed with care and caution. Alternatively, this dream may signify obstacles on your path.
To dream that you drive through a red traffic light without stopping means that you do not consider the consequences of your actions. Watch those reckless habits!... My Dream Interpretation
(Red-brown) Unless one has a reddish beard as the natural color of his hair, having a reddish beard in a dream means trials or temptations, and particularly if gray hair is mixed with it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See Telescope. Inferiority complex, devaluing the Self. Taking small things too seriously. Possibly a suggestion to expand your frame of reference and thereby grow in awareness. See also Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams in which you are fired from your job, dismissed by your employer or refused work may reflect insecurities about the regard in which you are held by the people with whom you work. On the other hand, your dream may reflect your sense of redundancy in another area of your life. Perhaps your children have grown up and you don’t feel needed as a parent anymore.
If your position at work is uncertain in your waking life, your dreaming mind may also be preparing you for the inevitable and highlighting the importance of being prepared.
If you did actually lose your job and your dreaming mind keeps reminding you of your sense of rejection, then you need to work through your feelings and move forward with your life.
Material aspects: To dream of being made redundant can be interpreted as an anxiety dream, not so much about our job situation but more to do with our own self-worth. In today’s climate, when employment is less secure, redundancy is a risk, so such a dream may also reflect our ability to take risks.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of redwood trees, because they grow tall, represents spiritual growth, mastery; heightened awareness, and great knowledge that is reaching up toward heaven, while remaining deeply rooted to earth. See Tree.... Strangest Dream Explanations
When you are young, dreaming of retirement demonstrates a desire to forget your worries and live more peacefully. Probably you are carrying a great tension and the subconscious is telling you you need to enjoy a period of calm.
If the dreamer is already retired in real life, it is just a reflection of their current situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(see also Church, Guru, Holy / Holiness, Wise Old Man / Woman)
A sacred person, place or thing will almost certainly have to do with self-transformation, the healing of psychological wounds, the resolving of internal conflict, revelations of your destiny, the uncovering of neglected capacities and qualities and the achieving of personal balance and fullness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream that you are scared denotes that you are experiencing feelings of low self-worth and uselessness. You no longer hold power over some aspect of your life. You may feel rage towards someone or something.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Feeling scared in dreams signifies that your achievements may not be as successful as you had hoped. You are having anxieties in certain circumstances of your life, possibly related to people who you are not able to trust. However, your worries will be temporary and short-lived.
If you know exactly what scared you in your dream, check out that dream symbol in this dictionary to get an even deeper interpretation.... My Dream Interpretation
The screeching sound of a pen in a dream represents a writer, or writing on paper, or writing on a chalkboard. Such screeching in a dream also could represent the chalkboard itself, or teachers of various grades. As for most people, hearing the screeching of a pen in a dream means divulging secrets, or attacking people’s reputation in the process of attaining one’s selfish goals.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a sea-serpent symbolize the fear that unlocking your sexual desire will be unsafe, dangerous, or painful. This dream is a message for you to irrigate the murky waters of your unexpressed desires so you can find a healthy expression for your deeper longings.... Strangest Dream Explanations
As the seal can emerge from the water entirely and live on land, it is sometimes used to represent the emergence from the womb and the losses and gains associated with life. This is particularly so if you dream of a young or baby seal. In dream interpretation it therefore is associated with the emergence of instincts and intuition into your waking life. The otter indicates the recognition of inner spiritual joy, whilst the penguin suggests strong determination.... The Element Encyclopedia
A dream of temptation and of evil (Gypsy). Obviously the dream interpreters of modern times have accepted the Christian and Jewish symbolism, rather than that of more remote antiquity. Freud and Jung, however, revert to more primitive times and interpret this as an erotic dream. Raphael interprets the serpent dream as one of “a deadly enemy bent on your ruin; to kill one denotes success over your enemy.” The serpent was the ancient Egyptian symbol of wisdom and of the sun; curled in a circle it represented time without end; twisted around a staff, it denoted health. “More subtle thou art than any beast of the field” (Bible). ... The Fabric of Dream
Symbol: The serpent is a symbol of self-renewal and profound wisdom, and also of the dragon.
Vision: Seeing a serpent: be careful dealing with other people— somebody has it in for you—a healthy mistrust would be prudent.
If you are bitten by a serpent: avoid disagreements and don’t get involved in the affairs of others—both could have potentially harmful consequences. Are you trapped in an unhappy relationship? In a young girl’s dream, serpents frequently indicate a rear of the power of male sexuality. In the dream of a mature woman, the dream might indicate fear of a rival. In a man’s dream, seeing a serpent could mean that a woman wants to seduce him. It could also be a warning that a conniving woman is after him, or about false friends or deceitful people. In general, however, the serpent is a phallic symbol and being bitten by a serpent indicates repressed desires for sex and erotic pleasures, which will soon be more powerful than ever. Seeing a white serpent: you will receive either a wise or a secret message.
If a serpent is shedding its skin: you have grown beyond your limitations, because you have shed your timeworn existence and personality. Looking at the serpent of the caduceus (the symbol of physicians): your emotional conflicts will be healed. See Viper.
Depth Psychology: The serpent symbolizes psychic energy.
For women, it is a symbol of a fear of, as well as a desire for, male sexuality, though it can also be used as a weapon against the opposite sex. As a phallic symbol, the serpent might refer to temptation, seduction, and unbridled urges.
A white, yellow, or golden serpent means spiritual insight and experience; a red serpent stands for strong sexual needs; an orange-colored serpent refers to a combination of idealism, emotions, and sexuality; a blue serpent stands for religiosity; a violet serpent is a symbol of intellectual power; a green serpent promises emotional energies and budding hopes. In any case, the serpent awakens unconscious energies that influence your feelings, urges, and instincts, bringing them into awareness where they will shape your personality.
The serpent can and will greatly increase your self-knowledge.
It is a very important dream symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary
The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female, or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation.
It is the instinctive nature and equally is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed we come to terms with our own sexuality and sensuality and are able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies that become available. In a man’s dream a serpent or snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinity. In a woman’s dream the serpent may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the garden of eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery and also of temptation. Also consult the entry for snake in this section.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Serpents are one of the oldest figures that have a lot of symbolism. In general, they are associated with phalluses and pagan gods of fertility. Given that snakes live sliding across the ground, they are an emblem of caution of the land and of the dangers that guard the underground world. From a Christian perspective, they are a dark and sinful symbol that tempts men to gain knowledge. On the other hand, these animals could be your hidden fears or the start of a period of internal and external conflicts. In this last case, you will have to suffer unpleasant experiences. However, at the end you will gain wisdom that you would otherwise have been unable to reach in such a small period of time.
If you fall in a pit full of snakes, the dream represents the worries that are threatening you. Snakes, lastly, sometimes symbolize venomous words and insinuations from the people around you.
In the representation of the god Mercury (the symbol of the medical profession now) there appear interlaced snakes. For the Greeks, snakes had curative properties. In a similar manner, in India, the cobra is a divine figure of illumination and is associated with the god Shiva.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
See Ouroborus. In the lore of many cultures, this serpent laid the eggs out of which the cosmos grew. It points to the unconscious and the necessity to organize one’s energies. Here the dreamer is made aware of the importance of life’s energies and vitality (the Kundalini “serpent”), and it usually suggests that the dreamer pay more attention to physical drives and urges.
The Indian god Vishnu, after having concluded the creation of the world, rests on the back of the cosmic serpent and watches over the preservation of the cosmos.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of serpents, is indicative of cultivated morbidity and depressed surroundings. There is usually a disappointment after this dream. See Snakes and Reptiles.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a person sees his hand severed and while lifting such a hand, it remains attached to his body it means he will derive some benefit from his brother or son. But if the severed hand is completely detached it means he will suffer some loss caused by his brother or son.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees his hand severed and while lifting such a hand, it remains attached to his body it means he will derive some benefit from his brother or son. But if the severed hand is completely detached it means he will suffer some loss caused by his brother or son.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Sometimes people discover—usually accidentally—that they have experienced a virtually identical dream, perhaps at the same time. In this variety of psychic dream, two or more people seem to experience the same events and have similar images. As an example, two people might both report having dreamt of mending the same component on a car, having the same conversation or visiting the same place. Shared dreams may be much more common than we imagine, because the discussion of dreams is usually fairly limited because of the fast pace of modern life. The theoretical implications are fascinating. Are they caused by the dreams using a common symbol representing a similar thought concerning something that happened in the day? Is there telepathic communication between the dreamers? Or can a part of your consciousness actually enter someone else’s mind? These questions need to be explored. Such anomalies often act as clues that lead to great new truths.... The Element Encyclopedia
The sharpener makes knives sharp, it gets weapons ready for combat. Its appearance in dreams can be interpreted as the approach of fights and disputes. However, it also has a positive meaning because it denotes security and preparedness to face difficult situations.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
See Poisonous Snake. More than anything else, this is a symbol of fear.
It is also often a sexual symbol, and a symbol of wholeness, transformation, and rebirth, as in Ouroboros.
A symbol of the dark feminine and deception, it also represents wisdom and cunning. Almost every woman dreams about serpents at least once in her life, which could mean fear of a rival or of the male gender.
The serpent stands for physical drives.
If something is not right in that area, snake dreams appear.
The image of the serpent may also refer to the “water of life,” since it comes from inside the earth where the healing springs originate.
The Caduceus, the staff of Aesculapius, a symbol of the healing arts, shows two serpents winding around it. In the sacred temple of Aesculapius, serpents crawled on the floor of the sleeping halls. They were said to induce healing dreams.
According to 2nd century dream interpreter Arte- midorus, dreaming about serpents indicates healing and the return to vitality.
It is also a symbol of immortality (shedding of the skin—rebirth).
The “Midgard-serpent” and the “Ferris wolf’ in Norse mythology threaten the gods as the world comes to an end.
The serpent is also the symbol for secret wisdom and the revelation of the hidden. Snakes are quick, attracted by fire and the birth of energy.
A snake steals from Gilgamesh (hero of the Sumerian epic) the herb of immortality, while he is taking a bath in a pond. In Greece, Gaia, the goddess of the earth, produces two half-serpents called Titans, who do battle with Zeus.
For the Gnostics of late antiquity, the serpent symbolized the dark, deep, and unfathomable side of God.
The serpent is also a symbol of Kundalini (the yogic life force). In ancient Greece, serpents were even honored publicly, because they were believed to be ghosts of the dead.
Snakes appear suddenly, out of the unknown, creating fear.
It is impossible to have a meaningful communication with them; they are secretive and fear-inducing, as is the unconscious. Their poison is sin, their wisdom transformation and deliverance. According to Early Christian imagination, when a snake was attacked, it would only protect its head.
According to Freud, a phallic symbol. According to Jung, the image of the snake means that something important is taking place in our unconscious; it may be dangerous or healing. See Eel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of spending money reflect your feelings and attitudes about abundance and financial flow.
If you feel stressed out about spending money, then you are venting out a lack mentality, and the illusion that there is a limited supply of money, love, health, creativity, solutions, ideas and good things for you here in this world.
If you are joyous as you spend money, then you are resonating with prosperity consciousness, aware that more is constantly being added unto you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This symbol may refer to the overindulgences in the dreamer’s waking life.
The dreamer may be concerned about the time they are spending in their work or in relationships, causing their quality of life to be less than desirable. Perhaps the dreamer should consider letting go—a little at a time—of some of the tension and repression they may be harboring.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream that you are suspended from school suggests that you are feeling guilty about something you have done in real life. Consider that you may be punishing yourself too harshly.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Being in suspended animation: repressed emotions have been temporarily lost from consciousness, but they will return and need your attention. In any case, begin changing harmful character attributes (let go of the old) and make room for new and positive attributes. See Death.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a woman, this dream signifies that she has misplaced her affections; for a man, it predicts an unexpected gain, especially if he lost his suspenders in his dream.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Vision: Seeing a tank means difficulties arc piling up. Somebody on the job wants to “roll over you”—look for safety. Riding in a tank: you are reminded—rather cruelly—of promises or responsibilities you made some time ago—you need to fulfill them, even if it is difficult.
Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary
Feeling tired in dreams is often the literal reflection of a situation in real life.
It is important to try to remember what the cause was in the dream and then interpret its symbolism. Perhaps, you have not yet noticed the real reason for the excessive fatigue that you suffer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In Western cultures, this motif often emerges in dreams in which we find ourselves taking an examination for which we are completely unprepared. For example, college students often have anxiety dreams around the end of the term that involve examinations they have not studied adequately for; this occurs regardless of whether or not the student has actually studied enough.
The unpreparedness motif can also emerge in other ways, such as when we dream about standing before a crowd on a stage or at a public forum, then realize that we have forgotten what we were going to say, or discovering we were never prepared to say anything in the first place.
A dream about being unprepared to take a test or give a speech might reflect anxieties about anything from how we will do on an upcoming job interview to whether we will succeed in a new marriage.
The core anxiety concerns doubts about our adequacy.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To see withered or dead flowers in your dream denotes disappointments and gloomy situations. You may not be utilizing your full potential and talents.
If you receive wilted blooms in dreamland as a gift from someone you know, think about the nature of your relationship with that person; your unconscious might have detected that the relationship is weakening. Similarly, if you are pricked by a hidden thorn in a bunch of roses given by colleague who was congratulating you in a dream scenario, is it possible that they are concealing real feelings of resentment towards you in waking life? If you gave a bunch of dead flowers to a difficult or strict former schoolteacher, could this highlight your extreme dislike of that person? To see flowers blooming in barren soil, however, signifies that your energy and cheerful nature will enable you to overcome your grievances.... The Element Encyclopedia