Example: My lover and I were going to try and make love, both with our own hurts and being aware of each other s difficulties. We were both very gentle with each other.
A young girl came in under the bedclothes with us. I thought it would interfere, but I could see it wasn’t worrying her. She was playing hide and seek. We were in bed out in the open countryside’ (Hilary). Whether the young person is your own child, someone you know, or a stranger, it is usually an expression of oneself at that age.
The dream above shows Hilary taking her teenage feelings into her lovemaking. This is because Hilary had no chance during those years to mature sexually, so, as an older woman, she now finds herself meeting a young girl’s feelings with her lover.
If dreamt by a child, the adolescent depicts their feelings or assessment of their own future, or ways of meeting future relationships. See boy; girl; woman; man. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
lover Initial uncertainty or clumsiness concerning emotional and sexual contact. Desire to explore many relations. Still finding out what one’s boundaries are. Great sexual drive. Partner will probably be loved for dreamer’s own needs —for example, the dreamer wants a family and uses the partner to gain that end, the dreamer loves the partner because in that way they can get away from parental home. Great romantic feelings and spontaneous love which are difficult to maintain in face of difficulties. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Time of puberty; changes in physical and sexual awareness due to heightened kundalini power. Emotional growth goes more slowly. General confusion because of rapid changes and increased energy in the body; emotions and judgment are thrown off. To dream you are an adolescent when beyond those years may mean you are behaving like an adolescent, using poor judgment, going up and down emotionally; also, may mean a need for awakening and integrating sexual awareness. (The kundalini power kicks up again with great force at the time of menopause for both men and women.)... The Dream Books Symbols
(Incline; Mountain road; Steep incline) If one sees himself climbing a steep incline in a dream, it means toiling to succeed in both his material and spiritual life, or it could mean trying to gather the benefits of both worlds, though with great strain on him .
An ascent in a dream also could signify a difficult woman or a stern man who can only be handled with kindness, gentleness and love.
An ascent in a dream also represents one’s associate, or a business partner who cannot be trusted with one’s money or life.
An ascent in a dream also represents the road to salvation or the dangers one may have to cross and the deeds that can save him from hell-fire.
An ascent in a dream also could represent adversities, difficulties and dangers. Ascending a steep incline in a dream means danger and descending a steep hill means reaching safety.
An ascent in a dream also could represent a bridge, an underpass, a wife, a woman, or a scorpion. Walking through a steep incline in a dream also means rising in station because of one’s knowledge, politics, good conduct, fulfillment of one’s duties, his caring for others or wisdom. Falling through a steep hill in a dream means falling in rank, losing one’s prestige, losing one’s money, denying the truth, objecting to one’s religion or walking into darkness. Climbing in a dream always means attainment of one’s goals. Climbing flat on one’s back in a dream has negative connotations. Descendingfrom a steep hill, or from a ship, or coming down form a castle or a mountain in a dream also mean that one’s goal will not materialize.
(Also see Ascending the skies; Climbing a mountain)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(1) Climbing a ladder or steps or a mountain, or going up in a balloon or a lift, may signify simply high achievement; an arduous mountain or rock-face climb may signify the accomplishing of a hard but rewarding task.
(2) The significance of the ascent may lie in the wider, more comprehensive (or more god-like) view of things gained by the ascent, signifying a possible transformation of your own life through changing your view of life in general - or by putting a problem in perspective, seeing it in a more detached and less emotional way.
(3) High ascent - to the top of a mountain or high in the sky - may symbolize the gaining of (or a desire for) a more spiritual, less worldly perspective or lifestyle.
(4) On the other hand, an ascent in the air may represent a state of mind that is too idealistic, or too much in the grip of fantasy. The dream may be telling you that you need to anchor yourself more firmly in reality, that you need to ‘come down to earth’. For ‘earth’ you might need to read ‘body5: the dream might be telling you that you are in danger of lopsided development through too much emphasis on the head - intellect, thinking - and too little on the senses and instincts. See also Flying, section (4).
(5) What is ascending in your dream may represent something that is rising from your unconscious into vour conscious mind. This interpretation would be indicated if the thing was rising from a deep place or surfacing from the depths of the ocean. That something is coming up from the unconscious into consciousness is good: it is giving you a chance to become aware of desires and anxieties that you have previously ignored (perhaps deliberately).
NB Anxieties are often associated with repressed desires. Desires are repressed - rejected from the conscious mind - because thev gave rise to anxiety (perhaps in the form of guilt-feelings or fear of punishment).
(6) A special instance of (5) is where what is rising symbolizes libido or psychic energy. This interpretation would certainly be suggested if what was seen rising was a snake or serpent. (In Hindu thought, the serpent Kundalini - feminine - lies coiled in the base of the abdomen; from these genital regions she may be induced, by meditation and breath control, to rise through various psychic centres to the crow n of the head. This represents the bringing of the sexual-psychic energy into union w’ith consciousness - thought of as masculine. The opposite process may then be induced: the conscious ego descends into the unconscious psychic depths. And so the twofold process may continue, up and down, until there is a complete mixing of the mental-spiritual and psychic-physical factors.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(Butcher’s knife) In a dream, a cleaver represents a strong and a courageous man, who distinguishes clearly between right and wrong, easy and difficult and who fosters no enmity, though if someone dares to fight him, he will have the power to disperse him in the land.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(New moon) If the new crescent appears in its correct position in a dream, it means begetting a blessed son or receiving an important appointment or profits from one’s business. Seeing the gathering of several crescents in a dream means attending the pilgrimage to Mecca.
A red crescent in a dream means a miscarriage.
If a crescent falls to the earth in a dream, it means a newborn. Seeing the new crescent when everyone else is looking an failing to .LV’” see it in a dream represents one’s death, or it could mean that one will be aberrant and corrupt during that year of his life. Seeing the new moon at a time other than the time of its birth in a dream means happy news, glad tidings, the home returning of a long awaited traveller or having a newborn.
The birth of a new moon in a dream also denotes the truth of one’s promise, or it could mean receiving money, for rent is usually due at the beginning of each month.
The appearance of the new moon or crescent in the wrong position, such as in the South or the North in a dream means committing or witnessing a despicable action that arouses abhorrence and that may die quickly, depending on how long will that new crescent remain in that position.
The new crescent in a dream also represents a leader, an unexpected happy news or it could represent the cry of a newborn or a rebel.
If the new crescent stands surrounded with a gloomy darkness, or if water or blood dribbles away from it, even if there is no rain during that night in the dream, it denotes the arrival of a traveler from his journey or the climbing of a muezzin to the minaret to call for prayers or the standing of a preacher on the pulpit to give his sermon, payment of one’s debts, performing one’s obligatory pilgrimage or the end of one’s life.
If the new crescent is opaque, or if it is created from yellow copper, or if it has the shape of a serpent or a scorpion in the dream, then it denotes evil. Seeing the new crescent in a dream in the same night it is supposed to be born means that one’s wife will conceive a child. In a dream, a new crescent also represents a little child, repentance from sin, dispelling adversities, release from prison or recovering from an illness. Seeing the crescent when it is rising in a dream is better than seeing it when it is declining.
If the new crescent suddenly disappears in one’s dream, it means that one’s project, object or intention will not be fulfilled.
Due to its association with the moon, the crescent in dreams indicates femininity, and non-rational, intuitive power and creativity. It can also represent the beginning or the ending of something in your life.
If the crescent is C- shaped, it may suggest that something in your life is waning or disappearing; but if the circle is a reversed C, then waxing and growth may have been implied, perhaps even the conception of a baby.
If you are a Muslim, the crescent is a symbol of Islam, whilst if you are a Christian, it is a symbol of the Virgin Mary. In both instances, a crescent appearing in your dream may have been focusing on your faith.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a crescent moon represents flexibility, revitalization, and life phases. It implies that you are being successful in your pursuit of your goals and objectives.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
This is the world of instincts and physical perceptions. As in Abyss, Cliff, Diving, we are talking here about delving into the unconscious. This image often points to the world of the feminine and is a warning that the male archetype is too dominant. Women, particularly, but men as well, will find their center and their own identity deep within themselves.
Social or economic decline. Fear of being destroyed. How did you descend? Where did you end up? Be clear about what you really want and where you can get the energy needed for the task.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The meaning of a descent may be determined largely by what you are descending into. Descending into a deep well or other dark place may symbolize the ‘descent5 of the conscious ego into the unconscious.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A dream of descending in an elevator—or by any other means—may indicate a decline in energy or status. Alternatively, it may symbolize descent into the unconscious in a journey of self-discovery.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
1- When we dream of a descent, such as coming down a mountain or steps, we arc often searching for an answer to a particular problem and need to be conscious of past trauma or something we have left behind and what we can learn from it.
2- We may fear a loss of status, and yet be aware of the positive aspects of such loss.
3- Going down into the underworld, the quest for mystic wisdom, rebirth and immortality arc all shown in dreams bv descent.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Descent often signifies applying practical solutions to problems. We may fear a loss of status, and yet be aware of the positive aspects of such loss which include not having to have such high expectations of ourselves and others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of a descent, such as coming down a mountain or steps, we are often searching for an answer to a particular problem. We need to be conscious of past trauma or something we have left behind and decide what we can learn from the experience.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- The laurel or bay tree is less like- ly to appear in dreams nowadays, unless the dreamer is either a gardener or has particular knowledge of symbolism. In former times, it would have represented a particular type of success. Traditionally the laurel or bay is difficult to grow, so it would have symbolised triumph over difficulty.
2- The laurel wreath is often used to indicate triumph and victory, and therefore is an acknowledgement of success. It also suggests immortality.
3- The laurel or bay tree signifies chastity and cternitv.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: The laurel wreath is often used to indicate triumph and victory and, therefore, is an acknowledgement of success. Traditionally, the laurel or bay is difficult to grow, so it will symbolize triumph over difficulty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The laurel or bay tree is less likely to appear in dreams nowadays with a mundane explanation, unless the dreamer is either a gardener or has a particular knowledge of symbolism. In former times, it would have represented a specific type of success.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A leaf very often represents a period of growth and can also indicate time. Green leaves can suggest hope and new opportunities, or the Springtime. Dead leaves signify a period of sadness, barrenness or Autumn (see Autumn).
2- When looking at our lives as a whole, leaves can give some indication of a particular period of our lives - perhaps a period that has been meaningful and creative. Following a dream about leaves we may need to assess how to go forward in order to avail ourselves of the opportunities offered.
3- Leaves signify fertility and growth. Since each leaf is completely unique, we may be being alerted to the beauty of crcation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Leaves signify fertility and growth. Since each leaf is completely unique, we may be becoming aware of the beauty of creation and the perfection of spiral patterns in nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When looking at our lives as a whole, leaves can signify a particular period of our lives – perhaps a period that has been meaningful and creative, a period of growth. Following a dream about leaves we may need to assess how to go forward in order to avail ourselves of the opportunities offered.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A leaf very often represents a period of growth and can also give a measurement of time. Green leaves can suggest hope and new opportunities, or the springtime. Dead leaves signify a period of sadness, barrenness or autumn. Also consult the entries for autumn and trees.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see trees in full Leaf in your dream is a very happy omen. Your affairs will prosper; Nature is favourable.
It is a very good dream for lovers, especially if Blossom is seen in addition to the Leaf. With Fruit, it is a sign of a happy marriage. But if the Leaves are withered, or are falling, as in Autumn, it shows loss in business, disappointment in love, and domestic affairs, quarrels with friends.... Mystic Dream Book
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be departing from a known situation, such as leaving home, indicates a breaking away from old or habitual patterns of behaviour. We may need to give ourselves the freedom to be independent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of leaves, denotes happiness and wonderful improvement in your business. Withered leaves, indicate false hopes and gloomy forebodings will harass your spirit into a whirlpool of despondency and loss.
If a young woman dreams of withered leaves, she will be left lonely on the road to conjugality. Death is sometimes implied.
If the leaves are green and fresh, she will come into a legacy and marry a wealthy and prepossessing husband.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Green leaves reveal the opportunity for new life and growth whether it is in work, family relationships, or play. Fallen leaves can represent lost opportunities, missed chances, a loss in life, or the falling away of something emotional from the past. Burning leaves can represent transformation of life’s opportunities.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at green leaves: you enjoy emotional balance and are continuing to grow in all areas of your life. Wilted or decaying leaves: your chances for success are zero right now; you are forced to pull out of a job with a loss. Collecting leaves means you are getting or inheriting money. See Leaf.
Depth Psychology: Green leaves are a warning: enjoy your good fortune right now—because leaves wilt and die quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of leaves symbolize the graceful, vulnerable and flowing part of you that demonstrates your dance with the winds of change. Leaves also represent abundance, money and that you feel you are taken care of and protected, shaded from the sun and rain. Leaves are an outer expression of inner work.
If the leaves are brown, falling from a tree, or on the ground, then this represents the completion of a cycle, death, and endings. This dream could also signify a desire to “leave” your relationship or job.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Attributes; leaves on tree represent lessons learned, accomplishments, rewards. Fruit of activities. Many leaves mean great growth and accomplishment. Leaves on ground are things completed, let go.... The Dream Books Symbols
Leaves are a plant’s respiratory system and the structure through which they turn sunlight into energy. As such, they are a symbol for the power and abundance associated with the earth’s never-ending supply of life itself. Consider the state and structure of the leaves in your dream. On a plant or a tree, leaves are a symbol of the ability of life to sustain itself and how that lives in you.
If the leaves are in the process of falling, turning colors, or decay, they are more connected to the way in which life unfolds as a series of cycles. Leaves that are compromised in some way are reflecting some breakdown in your ability to take energy in and convert it to proper and productive use for personal gain.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
a vision of perfume is interpreted upon 9 sides: good compliment (s) , words of truth & helpful knowledge, good-natured character, assembly of knowledge, noble man, saying of a modest man, solemnity, worthy religion, cheerful news.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
Example: I went back in time in circles, almost as if going unconscious. I went back and back and then there came this awful smell such as I’ve never experienced. I always felt it was the smell of death. I would wake ternfied. One night my husband, a practical and down to eanh man, said he would read me to sleep to see if it helped me not to have the dream. It made no difference, I still had the nightmare. Imagine my surprise though. He said “I knew you’d had the dream again for there was an awful smell in the room for a minute” (Mrs E C).
A smell can remind us of a particular situation or person. Odour attracts, repels, relaxes or offends, and so depicts feeling responses and intuition, and may summarise what we feel about a person or situation. Frequently in dreams a smell expresses an intuition of something rotten in one’s life if the smell is bad—rotten might mean ‘bad’ emotions felt in a relationship, a hunch or feelings about something, as in the example; memories. Good smell: good feelings; non-verbalised intimations or love.
Also explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell. Idioms: on the right scent; throw someone off the scent; in bad/good odour with; odour of sanctity; smell a rat; smell of greasepaint; smells fishy; something stinks to high heaven; like stink; raise a stink; what you did stinks. See nose under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To smell something in your dream, indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell. Your dream is trying to convey a feeling by associating it with a familiar smell or scent. Alternatively, the scent may be part of your real environment which you have incorporated into your dream.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: If an adolescent girl dreams about a young man: she will soon fall in love or get married.
A grown-up dreaming about a young boy is a sign of immaturity and the desire to be forever young and without responsibility; it can also be a suggestion that honest wTork and commitment to duty is the only road to prosperity. Meeting a young person who is very attached to you: you are admired or loved by a stranger.
Depth Psychology: A young man represents the masculine/intellectual side of your personality.