Like any other form of execution, beheading may symbolize punishment. We often punish ourselves, unconsciously, as a result of guilt-feelings connected with some traumatic experience in childhood or early adulthood. The dream, therefore, may be showing you a negative pattern in your life that needs to be dealt with.
(2) Alternatively, beheading may signify a need to get free of a too dominating head: you may have been relying too exclusively on intellect - in w hich case, you need to give more room in your life to instinct.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming of your own beheading indicates that you never get to implement the ideas that come to your mind. This dream shows that you do not act too consistently due to your tendency of getting carried away by the first impulse. (See HEAD)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a dandelion symbolize an oracle or fortune telling device. Perhaps you are curious about the outcome of your future. Keep in mind that the best way to ensure a successful future is to be completely present and -expressed today. See Flower and Precognitive Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Facing or encountering a lion without becoming embroiled in a fight means a person will soon be terrorized by an authority or a powerful man. But no harm will come to him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The essence of a jigsaw puzzle lies in the way minute pieces of something are considered piece by piece and put together to create a slowly emerging image of the whole. This is symbolic of mental considerations where an idea is examined bit by bit until eventually clarity emerges. This symbol may appear in a dream when you are engaged in such a process.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Apart from the sexual and sensual connotations that this dream can have, being licked by an animal indicates a state of well-being, comfort, and satisfaction in your relationships with those closest to you.
If the situation is extremely unpleasant, then the dream may reflect the fear of having your personal space invaded.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a lion, signifies that a great force is driving you.
If you subdue the lion, you will be victorious in any engagement.
If it overpowers you, then you will be open to the successful attacks of enemies.
To see caged lions, denotes that your success depends upon your ability to cope with opposition.
To see a man controlling a lion in its cage, or out denotes success in business and great mental power. You will be favorably regarded by women.
To see young lions, denotes new enterprises, which will bring success if properly attended.
For a young woman to dream of young lions, denotes new and fascinating lovers.
For a woman to dream that she sees Daniel in the lions’ den, signifies that by her intellectual qualifications and personal magnetism she will win fortune and lovers to her highest desire.
To hear the roar of a lion, signifies unexpected advancement and preferment with women.
To see a lion’s head over you, showing his teeth by snarls, you are threatened with defeat in your upward rise to power.
To see a lion’s skin, denotes a rise to fortune and happiness.
To ride one, denotes courage and persistency in surmounting difficulties.
To dream you are defending your children from a lion with a pen-knife, foretells enemies will threaten to overpower you, and will well nigh succeed if you allow any artfulness to persuade you for a moment from duty and business obligations.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(A tyrant; An unjust ruler; Death; Healing from a sickness; Receiving an inheritance) A lioness in a dream represents ignorance, pride, affectation and perfidy. Seeing a lion without being seen, means escape from harm one may fear, attaining knowledge and growing in wisdom.
A struggle with a lion that does not lead to one’s death in a dream means observing a long lasting diet caused by an illness.
If one fights with a lion and eats or snatches off a piece of his flesh, bones or hair in a dream, it means that he will attain success,leadership, wealth or conquer his enemy. Sleeping beside a lion in a dream means safety from illness, or protection from one’s enemy.
If one sees a lion inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will gain the upper hand, or it could represent longevity and a high position in the world.
A lion entering a town in a dream means a plague that will strike such a town.
(Also see Lioness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent affects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.
The lion is a symbol of social distinction and leadership.
The interpretation depends on the circumstances and the interactions with the lion. See also: Animals, Cat.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is a symbol of social distinction and leadership.
Dreaming of a lion shows you have many obstacles to overcome, and must resist the real force that is driving you to self destruction; if the lion overpowers you, you will lose, but, if win out over the lion you will be the victor. As the lion usually represents different aspects of our own inner nature either as we are, or as we think ourselves to be, then in this light the dream must be correlated by using as many of the symbols you see in your dream and carefully analyzing the different actions of each character.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The power of our physical strength, of our temper, of our emotions or sexuality; love that has become anger through jealousy or pain.
The story of Androcles and the lion shows how the pain felt by our ‘animal’ life process, if tended by the conscious personality, brings a loving relationship between conscious and unconscious. Idioms: brave the lion’s den, lion’s share; head in the lion’s mouth. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The king of the animal kingdom was often used as a symbol in the Coat of Arms: the British lion, the lion of Judea, Christ as a lion, the red lion of Wales. It stands for spirit, courage, awareness, and power.
It is the symbol of transformation in alchemy, and represents the essence of the masculine and feminine. In antiquity it was the symbol of the creative power of the Sun, since in the summer the constellation of the Lion in the night sky is at the highest point. In the history of the Rosicrucians, initiation ceremonies included taming a lion.
The lion is the fire of the libido and thereby of vitality.
If not tamed, this energy will devour and destroy.
The lion as a Christian symbol stands for the domestication of the non-believers. In Northern Europe, the lion was replaced by the Bear. According to early Christian and medieval imagination, the lion used his tail to erase his footprints so that he could not be followed and found. It has also been said that lions sleep with their eyes open. And when a lioness gives birth, the young are initially born dead until three days later, when the male lion appears and blows in the face of the young. This gave rise to the idea of the lion as a symbol for awakening and vitality. In Christian fables, it is also depicted as the cunning animal. See Dragon, Sun, Heart.
The evil spirit Utukku is depicted with the head of a lion.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- The lion in dreams signifies both cruelty and strength.
2- In psychological terms, the lion represents all those qualities it shows majesty, strength, pride, couragc and so on.
It is easier to recognise the necessity for such qualities in ourselves when symbolised in something else.
3- Spiritually the lion symbolises all those attributes that belong to the fiery principle.
It is an ambivalent symbol, since it represents both good and evil. It plays a part in the recognition of the four elements Fire, Earth, Air and Water and represents fire.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A lion carries self-esteem, self-love, and pride. With its loud roar it vocalizes significance demanding honor. As the king or world redeemer, the lion denotes bravery, courage, and social responsibility. In its contrary aspect, it can come co warn against egocenmsm. an inflated sense of pnde, or self-aggrandizement.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you see a lion signifies you shall discourse with the ting or some great captain, or other valiant warrior.
If any dreams he combats with a lion, it signifies a quarrel, and that he shall engage with some resolute adversary; and if be dreamed he came off victorious, it shall certainly be so.
If anyone dreams that he hath found the skin, liver, or marrow of a lion—if he that dreamt it be a king, he wilt find the treasure of his enemies; if he be a vulgar person, he will suddenly grow rich.
The Queen Olympias, being big with Alexander the Great, dreamed that King Philip, her husband, had seated up her womb with a seal engraven with a lion, which did prognosticate the valor, magnanimity, and conquests of the said Alexander, The lioness signifies the same as the lion, only less good and less hurt, and that not by men but by women. have also known by a dream of a lioness tearing or biting, 11 says Artemidorus, ‘’that rich personages have fallen into crimes and accusations. ”.... The Complete Dream Book
A man who dreams of hearing a lion roar is likely to have the adulation of many beautiful women.
A woman who has this dream will achieve her fondest hopes in being courted by a man of wealth and personality.
A maiden who dreams of young lions will have several intensely interesting lovers before she finally marries the right man.
To dream of seeing a lion trainer putting the animals through their paccs, is an indication that the dreamer will have much admiration from the opposite sex and that before long a fortunate marriage will be contracted.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Seeing a lion: a certain friend sometimes looks dangerous. Being attacked by a lion: a warning of danger. Defeating the lion: you are eliminating an opponent. Looking at a caged lion: a powerful enemy has no way of attacking you right now, because you are protected. See Animal, Predator, Tiger.
Depth Psychology: The lion is a symbol of dignity and intensity. It has enormous energy; determination, and aggression toward others.
The dream means you might be afraid of these characteristics (in yourself as well as others) and it is a warning to better control your emotions.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of a lion shows you have many obstacles to overcome, and must resist the real force that is driving you to self destruction; if the lion overpowers you, you will lose, but, if win out over the lion you will be the victor. As the lion usually represents different aspects of our own inner nature either as we are, or as we think ourselves to be, then in this light the dream must be correlated by using as many of the symbols you see in your dream and carefully analyzing the different actions of each character.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
This dream is not the same in significance as if you see a LEOPARD.
The Lion signifies some purely personal honour or success, not necessarily involving a gain of money. But if you hear the Lion roaring, as if angry, then expect some misfortune through the jealousy of someone near you.
A Lion Cub is a sign of a valuable friendship.... Mystic Dream Book
Dreams of a lion represent the king or queen of the jungle, leadership, alpha, dominant personality, and that you are brave and courageous. Perhaps you are feeling protective of your mate and children. See Animal and Leo.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Spiritually, the lion symbolizes all those attributes that belong to the fiery principle. However, it is also an ambivalent symbol, since it represents both good and evil. It plays a part in the recognition of the four elements – fire, earth, air and water – and represents fire.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The lion in dreams signifies both cruelty and strength. It also symbolizes the astrological sign of leo and epitomizes the qualities of leadership depicted in that sign. You might also like to consult the entry for animals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The lion is, as “king of beasts,” the terrestrial opponent of the eagle in the sky. Because of its wildness, according to Jung, it represents the latent passions and may appear as a signal of the danger of being devoured by the unconscious. In oneiric terms, the lion embodies power, pride, and justice, but often appears as a tyrannical being, cruel and insatiable. It could stand in for a father, teacher, judge, or boss. Therefore, depending on their behavior, the dream will be positive or negative. We frequently dream about fighting this animal to his death. This scene represents triumph over the world; if the lion is threatening, you are victim of your own instincts and passions, whereas if you face it and conquer it, you will reach your goal. To dream of a family of lions promises joy and good family relationships (See AUTHORITY and TAMING)
Pride, generosity, and ambition are the characteristics of the fifth sign of the zodiac: a sign of fire, solar, masculine, king by vocation and actor in each stage of life. According to astrology, the sign of Leo likes to be the center of attention; so perhaps your dream is warning you that you are too self-centered and narcissistic. In the Tarot, the Lion card symbolizes strength that can be controlled by the sweetness (the figure of a woman dressed in white).... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The king of the jungle is a cat and thus resonates as an embodiment of the feminine principle. Courage, decisiveness, leadership, and strength are all parts of this majestic animal totem. When the lion appears in a dream, you are being blessed with some of the most ferocious power available in the world of animal totems.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Generally a positive symbol that suggests physical strength and success in waking life. It can also suggest self-assertion or the need for it to be expressed in waking life because of the lion’s roar. If, however, the lion is small or injured or in a vulnerable situation, this could suggest that the dreamer feels he or she is in a dangerous place, but also that these difficulties can be overcome with strength and daring.
If a lion is chasing you, this is most likely due to a struggle with natural feelings of anger or aggression.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are a lion tamer indicates that you enjoy occupying a position of power in your daily life. You may feel that you are at the center of a group of strong individuals at work or at home but you have the confidence to lead and coordinate their actions in order to achieve your personal goals. This may be a good time to take on a new project at work or to apply for a promotion into management.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
In a dream, a lioness represents an evil woman, or a despot who is also affectionate toward her cubs, or she could represent the daughter of a king or a ruler. Sleeping with a lioness in a dream means conquering one’s enemy. Eating the flesh of a lioness in a dream means that one may become wealthy.
To dream of a lion symbolizes power, physical strength, and aggressive behavior. This indicates that you are able to control and manage your emotions with ease. Often referred to as the ‘King of the Jungle,’ lions represent royalty, influence, and dominion over everyone. You must exercise self-control in all aspects of your life.
To dream that you are attacked by a lion means that you have many problems to solve. Defy negative emotions that will cause your downfall.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Vision: Looking at a million dollars: someone is about to disappoint or deceive you. Dreaming about being a millionaire means social isolation and loss of money. See Money, Wealth.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is often experienced by people who are not satisfied with their material, intellectual, or emotional possessions. The message from these images is that you should discover and appreciate what you have and what you keep within yourself. You should not waste time on ephemeral things.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
All cats relate to the power of the feminine principle.
The larger the cat, the greater the power of this totem.
The mountain lion is one of the smaller of the great cats, and the association with the terrain on which it is found connects to the ability to traverse higher levels of consciousness.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Army; Canopy; Large tent) In a dream, a pavilion represents someone in command. Seeing a pavilion in a dream also means conquering one’s enemy.
A canopy in a dream represents someone who has less authority than the commander, a dome represents someone ofa lower rank, and a tent in a dream means less than a dome. Ifa commander is seen leaving his pavilion in a dream, it means that he will lose some of his authority, or that he may die shortly. Unknown pavilions of either green or white colors in a dream mean healing, endowments, gifts, martyrdom, visiting the graves of righteous people, or a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
(Also see Canopy; Tent)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of rebellion reflect a desire to assert your individuality and face the anarchy within yourself as you resist your own controlling behavior. You are undergoing great change and transformation, as you are grappling with your own conflicting needs.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An instance of rebellion in a dream will probably mean there are repressed parts of you that are threatening to take control if you go on disregarding them. (On repression)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A well-known symbol of differentiation (analysis) and intellectual work.
The saw is changing something rough into something more precise that the dreamer then can use. In many instances, this dream image has something to do with willpower that can be used to bring success.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a saw denote destruction that leads to creation. Your dream is giving you the message that sometimes your life structures need to be torn down before they can be recreated. See Knife and Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The interpretation here must be correlated with the action and type of tool.
If you dreamed of a band saw, the dream is telling you to persevere and you will win the approval you seek; a jigsaw portends the breakup of a romantic attachment; a buzz saw is a warning that you are endangering your reputation and/or credit through association with undesirable companions; a hacksaw predicts an increase in responsibility but with unexpected compensations; an ordinary handsaw indicates difficulties and obstacles to be overcome during a change which will ultimately be an advance.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A saw is a manifestation of the desire to cut or to terminate an affair, be it a personal conflict, a work project, or a familial relationship. The dreamer should analyze the negative aspects of life and study the consequences of his actions, because it is possible that the problem has a less drastic solution than what is expressed by the subconscious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A saw is designed primarily to cut through wood in order to create something of structure.
The saw itself represents your ability to change the shape of some form of thought, idea, or consciousness. When put to use, such a tool can be highly constructive but also dangerous. Let your dream indicate which direction to take your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Seeing or working with a saw: someone is out to humiliate or irritate you. Hearing someone use a saw: you are in need of a break—your nerves are irritated. Watching someone use a saw: somebody has disappeared and now you have to face the damage by yourself. Seeing a dull saw: you are working with inferior tools and won’t succeed. Seeing wood shavings: your work is creating useless “garbage.” See File.
Depth Psychology: The saw is a sign that you are overly critical and at times too cynical. Working with a saw: you need to solve conflicts and problems on your own.
The dream might also suggest you let go of a relationship. Sometimes the saw indicates sexual desires that call for attention.... Dreamers Dictionary
Wading through sawdust may point to the debris that needs to be cleaned up from some project recently under construction. Sawdust may point to having witnessed something dirty.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of sawdust represent the remnants of your former belief systems and identities. You are in the midst of a great transformation, as your release your relationships and habits back to the dust from whence they came. See Ashes.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The sea lion is a playful and expressive animal and can easily dive in and out of the ocean, the symbolic representation of the unconscious mind. This aquatic mammal reminds us to not take life too seriously and to be willing to go to deeper depths when needed, but remember that the journey is a lighthearted one if we so choose. Sea lions connect us to our emotional life, not with a heavy intensity, but rather with a light and deft ability to move in and out of different emotions with grace and delight.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This is one of the major aspects of dreaming. Unless we are born blind, virtually every dream shows us looking at, seeing or viewing the events, objects, environment and people of the dream. In a word count from a sample of 1,000 dreams, the words see, saw, look, looking occurred 1,077 times. This is the highest occurrence of any words in the sample. Next were feel, feelings, felt with a score of 855, and house, houses with 412.
This suggests that dreams are almost entirely about giving attention to, being aware of, being confronted by, considering or realising some aspect of the enormously wide range of experience which human consciousness meets. Therefore, whatever appears in the dream shows we are giving some thought to, feeling or confronting what is depicted. During each day we meet, in sensory impressions, in memory, in emotion, in thought, a huge variety of things.
It is therefore of great interest what comparatively few subjects our spontaneous dream response chooses to give attention to out of all the range. It seems likely these chosen areas are important to us.
Looking at something implies our attitudes or response to what is seen. Being looked at by someone else in the dream suggests seeing oneself from a viewpoint which is not our norm. By actually attempting to stand in the role of the other person, as described in dream processing, we can become conscious of this different viewpoint. By standing in our own role in the dream, and actually taking time to consider what it is we are ‘seeing, and the impressions involved, we can ‘see’ or become aware of what the dream is getting us to look at regarding ourself. Idioms: from the look of things; look after, look askance at; look at; look before you leap; look blue, look down on; look for, look forward to; look into; look out, look over something; look small; look the other way; look up to; look for a fight; not like the look of; as far as I can see; as I see it; do you see what I mean; I’ll see about that; I see, see over something; overseer; see eye to eye; see life; see red; see which way the wind blows; catch sight of; get out of my sight, in sight of; lose sight of; out of sight, out of mind, second sight; at first sight. See searching. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a seesaw signify that you are teetering back and forth regarding an issue that you are weighing and balancing. Or perhaps your dream is giving you the message to find balance in your life between career, family and your spiritual practice.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a stallion, foretells prosperous conditions are approaching you, in which you will hold a position which will confer honor upon you.
To dream you ride a fine stallion, denotes you will rise to position and affluence in a phenomenal way; however, your success will warp your morality and sense of justice.
To see one with the rabies, foretells that wealthy surroundings will cause you to assume arrogance, which will be distasteful to your friends, and your pleasures will be deceitful. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a stallion: you are attracting the wrong people and are in for a disappointment.
For men as well as for women, dreaming about riding a stallion stands for the desire for an intense love life.
Depth Psychology: The stallion is a symbol of male vitality, but more controlled than is implied in a dream about a Steer. In a woman’s dream, it stands for the hope of finding a dynamic love relationship. In a man’s dream it expresses the hope for more intense sexual experiences, increased vitality, and energy. See Horse.... Dreamers Dictionary
This animal represents the embodied power of strength, courage and of independence. To be riding this magnificent animal suggests the dreamer may have attained these virtues.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Simba, the Disney mythical hero, has emerged as a modem popular archetype of a king who must transform the painful loss of his father into a heroic journey. In a dream, Simba can come to demonstrate the need to mature and embrace the positive aspects of your own father in order to battle and overcome temptation or corruption.
The Lion King represents the return of a true king to power so thai balance in the world can be restored. He may suggest that you are wishing or seeking to use your strength to pursue something for the good of all.... Ariadne's Book of Dream