If water overwhelms you, you are likely to feel overwhelmed by emotions.
If this is the case, you need to assess how best to manage your feelings and put them into context.
If you are trying to save other people in a shipwreck, you need to think about what these people represent to you. For instance, if you are trying to save a baby, perhaps that represents an element in your waking life, such as unconditional love, or wonder and excitement, that you need to develop in your waking life to help you cope with your emotional response.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you need to assert your independence from your mother, therefore, the dream may mean that rescue is at hand - rescue from the possessive psychological grip of your mother. See also Mother.
(2) The sea may represent the feminine in genera]. In this case your dream may be drawing your attention to (the need for) some remedy for an imbalance in your psyche caused, for example, by insufficient assertiveness. See also Woman; and see pages 46-49 on anima / animus.
(3) The sea may be a symbol of the unconscious. In this case, the aircraft in the dream may symbolize reason rescuing you from a hitherto uncontrolled sea of emotions - uncontrolled because unrecognized and repressed.
NB To be ‘rescued from the unconscious’ means only to put an end to a situation in which vour life is being determined and shaped by forces outside vour control (a situation symbolized bv drowning). It does not mean that the unconscious is itself a negative, harmful thing. On the contrary, it is vour unconscious that is telling vou - in the dream - that something has gone wrong in your life and what you must do to put vour house in order.
(4) For Jung the first stage of the individuation process is the establishing of the person’s individual ego-identity, and this involves a struggle of consciousness to lift itself out of the all-encompassing darkness of unconscious existence. See also Drowning.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. Feelings of unimportance, being secondary.
3. Feelings of being picked on, dominated (as in “backseat driver”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Floodlights are a sign of your being very focused and alert right now. Floodlights shining on you: others have seen through you—you have been “found out.” If the floodlights illuminate a road, it means a glimpse into the future.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Dates)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of having your hair blown dry by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of a boiling ocean symbolizes that you are being overwhelmed with turbulent emotions such as anger, rage and frustration.
If you dream of being in the boiling sea (either swimming or in a boat), this suggest that you are being swept up in your troubled or confused emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream that she is incurably diseased, denotes that she will be likely to lead a life of single blessedness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Possible illness.
3. Reverse: good times are in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream could refer to physical or emotional health.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you are dealing with an actual disease, this dream could be helping you to heal or gain an insight into its remedy. See Disease, Sick and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To young men it is a warning against evil company and intemperance.... Indian Interpretation of Dreams
If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for that person. However, if your dream concerned a sexually transmitted disease (such as HIV or AIDS, genital warts, etc) then it is a strong warning that someone is trying to ruin your reputation. Beware of confiding in people you are not 100 percent sure you can trust.... My Dream Interpretation
• Speaking of sin and the flesh: • Leviticus 13:46 All the days in which the plague [will be] in him he will be defiled; he [is] unclean: he will dwell alone; without the camp [will] his habitation [be].... The Way of Dreams and Visions
If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) If the diseased person in the dream is you, the dream may be referring to an actual physical illness, or to some psychological disease or inner conflict.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you have this kind of dream, the African belief recommends you visit the healer. In general, superstitious people consider the meaning of this dream opposite. Therefore, it portends a long period of good health.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you have leprosy in a dream, do you feel like a social outcast? If another person is unwell in your dream and you recognize them, you may either harbor negative feelings towards that particular person or fear for their emotional health. Memories of childhood illnesses, such as chicken pox or measles, may express a simple longing for the unconditional love of a parent. For Jungians, dreams of fainting may be prompted by a sudden insight into the essential nature of a personal ambition, whilst for Freud these are wish-fulfillment dreams relating to orgasm.
According to ancient predictive dreamlore, your interpretation of dreams concerning your health should reverse the state of health pictured in the dream. Dreams of poor health, therefore, predict a period of good health, whilst dreams of disease suggest a period of good health.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the top half of your body is missing, this indicates lack of reasoning and emotional intelligence.
If the bottom half is missing, this relates to loss, or denial of instincts and sexuality.
If the body is injured or you see injuries, this suggests emotional scars or hurts, or repressed anger.
If the body is cut open, this indicates a vital change within yourself or the release of emotional tension.
In times past, such dreams were interpreted as the release of ‘evil spirits’, hence the association of a sometimes painful release of tension.
Loss of limbs in a body usually indicates a sense of inadequacy, sometimes connected with the limb that is lost. For example, loss of legs could suggest an inability to stand up for yourself or someone dependent on you. Loss of an arm could indicate an inability to influence other people, or to give and receive.
If your body is burnt in the dream, this suggests an emotional scar, and if the burn is painful, this suggests that you are relating to this hurt in an unhelpful, self-destructive way. If, however, the burning isn’t painful, it has a more positive interpretation: feelings of potential and new beginnings.
Marks on the body in a dream suggest things you carry with you in life, or experiences that have marked you.
If your body is crawling with maggots, this indicates the need to cleanse your body of toxins, infection or resentment. A murdered body in a dream represents aspects of your life that you find hard to deal with, such as anger towards a family member. Sometimes such anger may be a way of avoiding the real issues involved and, if this is the case, the dream murder may show how you feel about being ‘murdered’ by lack of love or trust.
If you are pulling things out of your body in your dream, this suggests growing self-knowledge; you are becoming aware of thoughts and emotions of which you were previously unaware. See also SICKNESS AND HEALTH.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream could refer to physical or emotional health. See also: Illness ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Listen to qualified advice but do what you think best If your dream involved drying others or others drying themselves, you may have to ask for help from a friend; don’t hesitate.
Drying of dishes or cooking utensils in a dream predicts petty annoyances; drying clothes suggests a need to shake off some conditions that are holding you back, or some people whose attitudes are depressing you.
Get on with it!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Also see Skin inflammation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream may also signify a dry idea that fails to bring any excitement and thrill.... My Dream Interpretation
The fish may be the wisdom we have not yet brought to consciousness, regarding our personal journey in time and eternity. Fishing: creating a receptive state of consciousness which allows the deep insights or processes to become known; trying to find spintual nourishment. Eating fish: integrating our inner realisations; partaking of Christ. Eaten by fish: feeling threatened by the unconscious; threat of losing conscious or rational direction of life. Dead fish: non-expression of basic urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. Sexual release (rushing water). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees his town flooded with blood in a dream, then it represents God’s wrath and punishment for people’s sins. Inundations in a dream also could represent a rainfall, one’s tongue or a sharp spoken woman.
If one’s house is flooded in a dream, it represent past deeds that will bring later benefits. Flood in a dream also represents liquid nourishment such as honey, milk, or oil.
If one sees himself collecting the waters of a flood in jars and people seem happy about it in the dream, it means the availability offood products in abundance and falling or stabilization of prices.
A flood in a dream also means blocking the roads to extremism or isolating a danger. When one sees a flood in his dream but outside of its season, it means that he is following some psychic influences or pursuing religious innovations. It also means wrath, destruction, impeachment, penalties or a plague, unless if it is falling from the skies, then it means rains and blessings. Ifone sees himselfcoming out of his home to swim into an inundated town in the dream, it means that he will escape from a ruthless tyrant. Should one fail to cross, and if he is rather forced to return to his house in the dream, it means that he shouldbe careful about staying in that town or about disobeying his boss. Stopping the flood from reaching or entering one’s home in a dream also means reconciliation with one’s enemy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A flood is also symbolic of anger, Prov. 27:4... Christian Dream Symbols
The flood in your dream could represent a very powerful, or even violent, emotionally cleansing experience. But don’t worry, just like in an actual flood, waters reside and so do emotions. Water at times represents the flow of life and this dream may point to your feelings of being overwhelmed by it. Depending on the content of the dream and your emotional experience in it, the flood could also represent sexuality and be a sexual dream symbol. See Also: Disasters... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the water does not drown you, you will eventually win out over your adversaries.
If you are swept away by the flood, then that is a warning that someone is trying to use you.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The flood can of course be of positive feelings, like love. In any case, floods can be enriching if handled well. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The female archetype.
The powers of the intellect and reason standing against the assault of nature on the conscious, civilized life. You need to learn how to “swim,” which means being ready to swim in the water like a Fish. Both meanings are included here: to swim, and to give in and flow with the river of life, staying flexible.
A sign of being very emotional. You are overwhelmed and swept away and, in the dream, you are afraid of this, even if you would really like to give in. Incoming and outgoing tide: the rhythm of tension and relaxation in everyday life.
Feelings seem to be taking over.
A feeling of being imprisoned because of physical drives and unconscious needs. Warning of psychotic behavior.
If this dream image is accompanied by fear and appears often, psychotherapy is indicated.
A frequent dream symbol when fearful of ones own emotions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Flood dreams are fascinating, because while frightening, they often indicate a release of positive energy. Usually it is an overflow of repressed or unconscious feelings which needs to be got out of the way before progress can be made.
To be in the middle of a flood indicates we may feel we are being overwhelmed by these feelings, whilst watching a flood suggests we are simply watching ourselves. Often a flood dream can indicate depression.
2- If we are not good at expressing ourselves verbally, dreaming of a Hood may allow us to come to terms with our anxieties and worries in an appropriate way.
3- The end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Old grievances and emotional ‘cobwebs’ arc washed away, leaving a clear head and a clear wav forward.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The location of the flood can be a key.
A flood in the kitchen suggests emotions that reside deeply in your heart and that may relate to your family. It may indicate grief or sorrow.
A flood in the bedroom signifies emotional issues around the healthy expression of sexuality.
If the flood takes place in the living room, it could indicate emotional tensions in social relationships. Flooding in the bathroom suggests overwhelming emotions that are backed up and blocked from being released easily And, finally, walking in floodwaters could represent a deep desire to experience your emotions more fully.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A flooded room: bad luck and lighting. Trying to outrun a flood: you are running away from yourself.
Depth Psychology: Some emotions and cravings are getting so strong, they are overrunning you, but your self-confidence will be restored.
A torrential flood is a sign that you will have sudden, uncontrollable emotions, sometimes a big shock, or a nervous breakdown.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the flood is raging, then there are emotional concerns or problems that need to be dealt with. You have hidden your feelings and they are overwhelming you.
The location of the flood can relate to the area of your life that is creating anxiety. This dream may also suggest that you are overwhelming other people with your strong ideas and orders.
To dream about floods ravaging a large area and bearing down on you represents illness, failure in business, or a terrible situation within your relationship or marriage.
To dream about a gentle flood suggests that your concerns about a particular situation will soon be washed away.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the water does not drown you, you will eventually win out over your adversaries.
If you are swept away by the flood, then that is a warning that someone is trying to use you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
An overflow of repressed or unconscious feelings needs to be got out of the way before progress can be made.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be in the middle of a flood indicates we may feel we are being overwhelmed by feelings or circumstances, while watching a flood suggests we are simply watching ourselves. Sometimes a flood dream can indicate depression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the flood is warm, gentle and comforting, the feelings will be positive, and possibly could involve romance. But if the flood is dark, cold, and overwhelming, be prepared for emotional turmoil.
Being swept away by a flood warns that someone of the opposite sex whom you trust may be trying to use you.
Escaping from the flood, especially if you continue to reach high ground, indicates overcoming a great difficulty.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the flood was gentle and the water clear, your troubles will be shortlived.
If the water was muddy and/or the flood a raging destructive force, you can expect to have to hoe a long hard row.
If you were swept away in the flood, it is a warning that someone of the opposite sex whom you trust is actually trying to use you.
If you escaped from the flood, you will be helped to overcome your obstacles.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Water may be a feminine symbol, and the threatening flood may be your mother or your attachment to mother, who / which may be hampering your individual development. See also Mother.
(3) Flood-water is destructive but also fertilizes and makes new growth possible. (Myths of a flood are universal; and they always represent a purging that prepares the way for something better.) The flood in your dream, therefore, may signify both a need for personal reconstruction and that the only way your new and true self can come into existence is through the ‘death’ of the old self - or, rather, of those things (negative attitudes, lopsidedness or whatever) that have been hindering the unfolding of your true self. Flood-water may be compared with the waters of baptism. See also Baptism, and Introduction, page 44.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you don’t watch them, your emotions could ruin more than one project. You must not forget of course the nourishing effect of water (such as what happens in a baptism). In this way, the dream could represent the start of a new stage of life. (See WATER or DROWNING)
The story of Noah’s ark and other similar ones represent the purge to obtain
something better. After a flood, all the old has been destroyed.
It is the moment to start anew.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A flood is the destructive experience of being overwhelmed on an emotional level. This is a fairly common dream theme and will emerge when your life is offering you experiences that are stimulating deep responses on a feeling level.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are not good at expressing yourself verbally, dreaming of a flood may help you come to terms with your anxieties and insecurities.
If you dream of being drowned, it suggests you are in danger of being overwhelmed by emotions you cannot handle or that you are fearful of allowing your emotions free expression. Drowning may also indicate an inability to handle stress and a feeling that you have no control. The natural disasters of flooding, tsunami and drought indicate great hardship for the dreamer, but they also offer hope. For example, if you dream that you are immersed in rising water or that your house is flooded, this indicates the emergence of a personal crisis. However, if adequate precautions are put in place, or you heed warning signs of impending disaster, it is possible to avert or overcome the disaster. Similarly, a dream in which you endure a drought portends misfortune, and scant reward for your effort, but the dreamer can take comfort that this difficult time will pass, leaving you wiser and better prepared for any future crises with which life may surprise you.
Tidal waves or tsunamis often represent a cascade of emotion or impending change in your life. It is not unusual for someone struggling with a tough situation, such as the loss of a job, illness in the family and so on, to dream of being threatened by a tidal wave. A tidal wave in this instance depicts the emotional devastation that occurs when situations change in unexpected, or unwanted, ways. Whether the wave represents emotion, change, or something or someone else, to you the implication is that you are in the thick of it now and you have little to gain by running away or denying it. Your best approach is to ride the wave, accept that you feel overwhelmed for a while, but know that this isn’t permanent as the storm will run its course and you’ll emerge wiser and stronger.
Famine and drought dreams can also indicate that you are emotionally drained in waking life.
If you are hungry in your dream, your needs or demands, physically, emotionally and mentally are not being met.Starvation dreams also indicate that something within yourself is not being given due attention; aspects of yourself are being impoverished and ignored. Perhaps your partner is draining you and you are feeling exhausted.
If scenes of poverty feature in your dream, this often indicates feelings of being inadequate, or negative emotions depriving you of your well-being. On the other hand, dreams about starvation and poverty may be hinting at your humanitarian qualities, and could be suggesting that you could do more for charity.... The Element Encyclopedia
A floodlight that burns out shows that you will be kept in the dark about certain things, but if you replace the bulb, you will uncover all the secrets.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A floodlight that burns out shows that you will be kept in the dark about certain things, but if you replace the bulb, you will uncover all the secrets.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of having your hair blown dry by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.... My Dream Interpretation
In the Middle Ages, a person’s coat of arms revealed a great deal, including family lineage, trades, and characteristics. These often appeared on armor so that honors won in battle could be properly attributed (and so you didn’t accidentally kill an ally).
For your dream, consider first what appears on heraldry 7 for more clues. Each item and color symbolizes aspects of you, your relationships with others, your profession, and how all these facets of your life intermingle. Additionally, having an item like this show up in your dream may represent an unfulfilled need to set yourself apart somehow, and make your mark.... The Language of Dreams
Alternatively, could your stomach have been protesting in your dream because it is literally crying out for nourishment, either literally or because you are feeling starved of love?
If your intestines were the source of discomfort in your dream, could your unconscious have been focusing your attention on them to ask if you have the guts to do something that you have been dreading? If you felt nauseous or sick in your dream, your dreaming mind might have been trying to pinpoint a bad or negative feeling in waking life with which you need to deal; if you were physically sick in your dream, this suggests you were getting rid of it. Perhaps you are sick of a job, a relationship or a situation in waking life. A dream of a stomach ache may refer to your having to stomach someone or something, and feeling unable to do so. Try to discover who or what is upsetting you.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the clothes are done satisfactorily, then your endeavors will bring complete happiness.
If they come out the reverse, your fortune will fail to procure pleasure.
To see pretty girls at this work, you will seek pleasure out of your rank.
If a laundryman calls at your house, you are in danger of sickness, or of losing something very valuable.
To see laundry wagons, portends rivalry and contention.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Social contentment, pleasure. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of being in a laundry you can expect to attend a party in the near future.
If you sent your laundry out, rather than do it yourself, then you can expect trouble through gossip.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Quarrels, separation, and loss.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Either other people are getting you in trouble or your own outdated, “crusty” attitude is creating trouble and disappointments. See Soap, Washing.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being in a laundry you can expect to attend a party in the near future.
If you sent your laundry out, rather then do it yourself, then you can expect trouble through gossip.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreaming of actually doing your own laundry is a sign that you have made a major good impression on a friend or acquaintance, and as a result, opportunities - either business or social - will come your way.
Being in a laundry or dry cleaner’s shop is an omen of an increased social life.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream that someone else is doing your laundry suggests gossip.
If it’s a person you know, the gossip may be about you and this person, or possibly that person is telling others something about you.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of being in a laundry is a sign of approaching festivity.
If your dream concerned sending laundry out, it is a warning against repeating gossip.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A laundry basket may also carry those negative attitudes to the washing machine to be cleansed.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A love seat is a comfortable seat for intimate sharing and conversation. It may also express a desire for intimacy or compensate for loneliness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
In the earliest religions, nature was thought to be alive with a multitude of spirits. The nature spirits were worshipped in order to maintain a harmony with them. Civilization and the advance of technology have inhibited our contact with those elemental energies and spirits. Your dreaming mind may, however, take you on a journey to the realm of nature spirits where you can explore or confront various elements of your unconscious. To go into nature in your dreams is therefore to go into the wilderness of your unconscious where you will encounter primordial instincts. For Freudians, these basic instincts would be sexual, whilst Jung would see natural settings as symbolic of the nurturing but sometimes harsh mother archetype.
Dreams of nature may also reflect your sense of being grounded or connected to Mother Earth. The dream environment may represent your core essence, unaffected by personality traits, your bare nature or something that comes naturally to you and is second nature. Finally, the great outdoors is usually seen as a surrounding that is supposed to bring relaxation and have a calming, nurturing effect on people; your dream may therefore be prompting you to take some time out from your busy routine. See also ELEMENTS; FLOWERS; PLACES; TREES; WEATHER.
Natural Features... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Inability to accept or intense fear of a situation.
3. A need or desire to “purge” a usually emotional, sometimes behavioral, set of traits or reactions.
4. Possible illness or pregnancy. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- The body often has its own way of alerting us to difficulties, and it may be that nausea in a dream indicates a problem before it manifests in the physical.
3- Nausea can also suggest an awareness of something spiritually rotten or putrid.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
See also Vomit.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The ocean and the sea are also a symbol of the feminine principle, so a dream of being overwhelmed by a wave may suggest that you are being smothered or dominated by a woman in your life, whilst calmly floating in the sea or surfing the waves suggests a good relationship with yourself, and perhaps with a woman.
If you are struggling against the tide, this is a sign that you are not making the progress you had anticipated, but that you are nonetheless gaining strength and wisdom from the struggle.
If a sea monster emerges from the depths, could this symbolize unconscious fear or even an aspect of yourself that is being repressed in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia
If the water is quiet and peaceful, it is a good sign, whether it is the Sea, or a lake or a river. But if it is stormy or rough, then beware, for you have a difficult time before you, and will need all your courage.... Mystic Dream Book
If a garment salesman visits a sick person in a dream, it means death.
(Also see Headgear)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. A sign of losing control, usually over a situation or relationship (to dream of having parkinson’s disease). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If this is not feasible, it means that he may face adversities, though become known for his good nature and deeds.
If a learned person sees himself delivering a sermon at Mina, and if the people listen to him attentively in the dream, it means that he will rise in station and lead his people, or he could be appointed as a project manager or become an administrator.
If one does not complete his sermon or prayers in the dream, it means that he will attain such a position, though he will be quickly removed from it.
(Also see Pilgrimage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Impel)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream that she glides swiftly over the sea with her lover, there will come to her sweet fruition of maidenly hopes, and joy will stand guard at the door of the consummation of changeless vows. See Ocean. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If drowning in sea, being overwhelmed.
3. Emotionally insecure, particularly with one’s mother.
4. If calmly swimming, riding or paddling along, good relationship with mother or maternal ﬁgure.
5. If ﬁghting successfully against the tide, making progress in difﬁcult relationship.
6. Unconscious mind.
7. Play on words which indicates one should “see” something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The sea can also symbolize current situation in life... Christian Dream Symbols
The sea, with its surface and hidden depths, lends itself to depicting this human experience of known and unknown regarding self.
The enormity of the sea is also a visible image of the enormity of our own inner world, most of it unknown, and also the relationship we have with the universe, which we exist in yet know so little about.
The sea holds vast treasures, curiosities, and our history—not simply because life emerged from the sea. or our blood is as salt as the ancient sea, but because so many ships and shorelines are now beneath the waves. Sometimes these can be recovered, and this depicts our remembering or making conscious.
Example: ‘My husband and I were standing looking at the sea’s surface. It was just falling night. I saw a mass of dark shapes, thought it would be a school of fish. Then we were looking at water birds, maybe ducks, again dark shapes as the light had almost gone. Then there was a hole in the sea, like a belly button, I was wondering what it was, how was it being made, was there something under the water? Something very big was coming up to the surface very close to me. It shot me to wake (Ginny Q). Ginny and her husband had been exploring the content of their dreams.
The image of the sea shows Ginny sensing there are enormous depths to her own being, and something big—a previously unconscious complex of insights and feelings—is becoming conscious.
So, generally the sea represents the boundary between unconscious and conscious; our processes of life and the ongins of our life; the wisdom, still unverbalised because locked in process rather than insight, of our existence; source of the huge life drives, such as that which urges us towards independence, mating and parenthood, a symbol of infinite energy or consciousness, in which human existence is only a tiny pan. Example: A small speed boat was at sea. But the sea dissolved anybody who fell in. One man fell in but held himself together as a blob of water and jumped back to the speedboat. I remember the words “The sea is a great solvent” (Tim P). Tim is aware of his unconscious sense of being a pan of the huge sea of life or energy. In it one might lose one’s sense of identity. In the end, identity is ‘held together’ by one’s own belief in oneself.
Going under the sea: bringing internal contents to consciousness; remembering the womb expenence; letting our ego surrender a little, looking at death.
If there is a sense of hugeness, depth: going beyond the boundaries of experience usually set up by our conscious self or ego. Waves: impulses, feelings and emotions, such as sexuality, anxiety, anger. Tide: rising and falling of feelings such as love, pleasure or sexuality; may refer to aging when going out; tide in our affairs. Example: *l am either standing at the edge of the sea or near, when suddenly enormous tidal waves appear in the distance and are coming closer. I know they will engulf me, I turn and run away. Sometimes they do overtake me, other times I wake up’ (Mrs AV). We can run from pleasure and wider insight, just as much as from pain or fear. Idioms: all at sea, plenty more fish in the sea, lost at sea. See beach; fish, sea creatures. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A calm sea means that it will be a successful and enjoyable journey A rough sea indicates many problems and worries.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If the seas are stormy and the waves high: you feel threatened and are afraid of “stormy” times. You are swim- ming: friendly, if invisible, energies are carrying you right now. Falling into the water: a tragic event. Drowning: a harmful situation has been avoided, because you are discovering the substance of your being. Emerging from the sea: a new beginning, one that is in harmony with your very essence.
A man dreaming of standing on a beach means he wants to be free and independent.
Depth Psychology: The sea is a symbol of the collective unconscious; you can trust it to carry you. It may also be a symbol of your feminine, motherly side—all life originated in the sea. Unconscious thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and hopes are at home here and are now beginning to surface and become conscious. This is the sea on which the boat of your life is sailing. See Archetypes, River, Ship, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being lost at sea, you are unsure about your feelings for a certain person.
A stormy sea or one with sea monsters suggests confusion and anxiety in the dreamer. On the other hand, a peaceful sea suggets the dreamer is comfortable with herself and her sexuality.
If you dream of catching a big fish from the sea, a wonderful opportunity will come to you. Also see “Currents.”... My Dream Interpretation
The state of the sea you dream of is significant.
A stormy sea can suggest passionate, fiery emotions that threaten to take control.
The threat of being swept out to sea suggests fear of emotional overwhelm.
• Looming danger is represented by huge waves, rough seas and the incoming tide. What’s approaching in your life that threatens to engulf you? • Sometimes dreams of this nature occur when you’re worried about finances and feel like you’re drowning in unpaid bills.
• Or this dream can signify fear itself - all those worries and anxieties that occur during the daily ebb and flow of life.
The sea also relates to our origins, it is a source of creativity, of fertility and birth.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
(2) The sea may be a mother symbol.
If so, it may represent either your own mother or Mother Nature. Drowning or fear of drowning would then symbolize (a fear of) being suffocated by a dominating mother or mother-attachment; or an unconscious death-wish. See also Dead / Death, section (4).
(3) Sea may symbolize the feminine, or any aspect of it (e.g. intuition, receptiveness). For a male dreamer, therefore, going to sea may symbolize getting acquainted with the feminine in himself - the anima (See Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6))
(4) Sea may symbolize creative potential. In mythology, water existed prior to creation, and the creator-god wresded with the sea-goddess and either made the world from her dismembered body or else impregnated her so that she gave birth to the world. Psychologically, therefore, the sea may symbolize the existence, within your psyche, of potential - the latent raw materials - for the creation of your true and total self.
(5) In mystic-meditative traditions there is the belief that the multiplicity of natural phenomena are merely different forms of one ultimately real thing (God, Brahman, Ultimate Reality, the One); and the One is commonly symbolized by the ocean, and the individual person or thing by a drop of water which eventually rejoins the sea from which it originally came. Freudians, like Moussaieff Masson, in his book. The Oceanic Feeling, may say that, if this piece of imagery appears in your dream, it signifies a death-wish, as in (2) above. Jungians would say it is a message from your unconscious concerning the disillusionment that awaits you if you continue to build your life round the ego, instead of acknowledging the One (life-force, God, or whatever you care to call it). Whether the Freudian or the Jungian interpretation fits you better should be easy to decide. See also Introduction, pages 8-10.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is the boundless freedom and yet comforting sweetness of the mother’s womb. (See WATER, DROWNING, BLUE, BOAT, LAKE, MOTHER, and MOON)
In primitive myths, the sea existed before the world. It was uterus of other living beings. The sea is a symbol of raw materials and is associated with the creative potential of our being. From a spiritual perspective, it can represent the whole. We are each the drops that form part of it. According to some superstitions, falling into the sea ensures good health; and dive into it and emerge just before waking ensures that current difficulties will be overcome.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If she wears a bridal veil of sea foam, she will engulf herself in material pleasure to the exclusion of true refinement and innate modesty. She will be likely to cause sorrow to some of those dear to her, through their inability to gratify her ambition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. New approach to life.
3. Something playful, whimsical and strange.
4. Grace. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the sea horse is invisible, then it indicates that you need to face your personal concerns rather than trying to evade them. Perhaps you need to adopt a fresh approach to a situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you killed the monster in your dream, you will successfully deal with your personal issues and rise above them.... My Dream Interpretation
A sea shell also signifies your ego defensiveness to protect your vulnerability.
The shell is also a sign that you are evoking Aphrodite, goddess of love, passion and sensuality. See Goddess Aphrodite.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you do dream of traveling in a boat, pay close attention to the conditions of travel as they will reveal much about your waking situation. Are the waters calm or is a storm building?
If the boat is drifting aimlessly on the water, you may feel that you are lacking direction, whilst if the boat capsizes, this suggests imminent danger or obstacles ahead.
If you are enjoying a tranquil boat ride that is slowly but surely heading in the right direction, this could imply a sense of anticipated success with a particular project in real life. A ferry is an archetypal vessel associated with transition from one stage of consciousness to another, and the ferryman is the archetypal wise old man.
If you dream of docks, this is a symbol of the safe ground you leave behind as you begin your voyage of discovery.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Message that one should “see food” and change diet as needed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream may also simply mean food. *See Food... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The dream may also be a pun on “seeing food” and thus you may want to look up “Food” for further meaning.... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Fishery)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Feeling that one will survive difﬁcult and trying situations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Something in one’s life must be hidden from view.
4. Need or desire to be playful or friendly. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see someone branding and sealing people’s hearing, sights, mou th or hearts in a dream means that God Almighty abhors their actions and qualities.
If a qualified person sees himself stamping cases of merchandise, or sealing coffers with his ring in a dream, it means that he may receive such a position or become a controller.
If he is poor, it also means that his needs will be promptly satisfied.
(Also see Cauterize)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Insecurity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Historically, a wax seal confirmed authority and power. It was also a symbol of identity.
Nowadays in dreams, it is much more likely to signify legality or correct moral action. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.
2- When we dream of legal documents, to become aware of the seal can indicate that a conclusion has been reached which is both binding and secret.
To be breaking a seal indicates that we arc possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. It has also been suggested that a man breaking a seal in a woman’s dream suggests that she will lose her virginity or purity at some level.
3- Spiritually a seal suggests hidden knowledge. Not all esoteric and occult information is available to everyone. Such information is only entrusted to someone who has the courage to break the seal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The dream may also represent the necessity to resolve a pending issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To be breaking a seal indicates that we are possibly breaking a confidence or someone’s trust in us. In dreams, the possession of a seal gives us the authority to take responsibility for our own actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Seeing a seal in dreams points to emotional loneliness, the result of immaturity or inexperience.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A seal is a sign of personal property, as well as an emblem that marks a difference. It symbolizes authority, protection, and secrets. (See AUTHORITY and CARD)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the seal is wounded, injured or hunted, the opposite might be suggested.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the seal was the monogram or crest variety, as in a ring or fob, it signifies passing legal worries. A wax seal forecasts early success.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: Seeing something already sealed means that you need to accept a decision—resisting it would be futile. Have you sealed something or received something from someone else that was sealed?... Dreamers Dictionary
Searching What you seek in the dream can be physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual. Perhaps, it is about a new solution to a problem.
If you dream of looking for someone you know, it indicates feelings of anxiety about the relationship you have with that person in real life. You might want to end an emotional separation.
It is important to ask whether what you have been looking for is really worth it.
If the answer is negative, the dream reflects your loss of illusion and hope.
This is usually a spiritual dream. Myths such as the one King Arthur is in search of the Holy Grail describe the process of inner transformation of the self.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Need to understand situations more clearly. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you see other people conducting a séance during a dream it symbolizes people with ties to the Occult attempting to influence your life ... Christian Dream Symbols
2- A seance is better known nowadays as a sitting. In dreams it may register that the best way we can contact our own spiritual self is by sitting still.
3- Spiritually, one needs the qualities of patience and determination symbolised by sitting in order to progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Missing someone who has passed over, and wishing that person was nearby to provide advice or companionship.
Getting in touch with vour own feelings regarding death and the afterlife.
Potential missives from beyond.
The subconscious may choose this type of dream to convey ghostly messages because it is a familiar, less frightening apparition.
Matters of communication between yourself and the realms of spirit, including the Divine. How well does the seance progress? Does there seem to be an obstacle to effective mediumship? If so, consider what that obstacle is within your own life that likewise hinders vour ability- to accept or commune with the sacred.... The Language of Dreams
It is necessary for you to observe the world rather than focusing on minute details. You may yearn to discover spiritual awareness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
See also Occult.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Seeking a solution to problems.
3. Need for new knowledge or relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are young, it is more likely to be material success and prosperity than the meaning of life; the reverse may apply if you are over thirty-five. What all age-groups are likely to be in quest of is love; but the kind of love may differ: for some it will be casual sexual encounters; for others, romantic ‘true love’; for others, mystical union with all things.
(2) Does the dream indicate whether your search is good? Perhaps it is telling you that you are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp; that you are not putting first things first; or that it is time for you to transfer your energies to some other pursuit. Ultimately, those spiritual teachers may be right who say we already possess all that is worth having, and only need to realize that we possess it; and that even the love we all want (as distinct from what we think we want) is a capacity for loving that occupies the centre of every being. However, in each individual life everything has its own season.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If we arc searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we arc searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.
Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.
The movement towards spirituality often begins from a feeling of searching for something.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For example, seeking a missing coin might represent a longing to recapture financial security after a loss, and looking for a person can represent the desire for a mate.
How does the search feel? Is it futile or hopeful? If the former, perhaps your present focus is in the wrong place. What we think we need and what’s hest for us are not always in sync.... The Language of Dreams
If we are searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we are searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A searchlight in a dream denotes focused attention and concentration.
If the searchlight is trained on us, we need to consider our actions and behaviour.
2- A searchlight can suggest insight into matters which concern us. We have turned the searchlight on them in order to ascertain the real truth.
A searchlight is used to light the way ahead.
3- A searchlight will allow us to comprehend spiritual matters so that we can reject the unnecessary.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An alternative symbol for, and more ancient type of, a cup.
The voice of the water, the emotional, intuitive nature, reaching out to us from the swell of busy thoughts.
For some sea creatures, a type of annor that also becomes a home when necessary. Are you becoming too reclusive, or too picky about your personal space?... The Language of Dreams
Its link to Aphrodite—goddess of love that emerges from the sea on a giant seashell—makes it forecast marriage and travel by sea. A full shell promises success and happiness; empty, however, indicates loss of time and money.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Symbol of security and protection.
3. Need for immediate change in direction or approach at solving problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you find yourself scanning the horizon looking for a boat, you may be worried about not reaching some aspiration or desire. To be on the shore looking for shells or other objects hidden in the sand could reflect your desire to increase your inner resources. (See WATER and SEA)
An empty beach symbolizes an opportunity. A beach with a lot of people predicts that you will feel protected and safe.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Repressed emotional stress and conﬂict. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Spring - is the beginning of the growing season; we receive practical lessons in our relationships with self and others;
Summer - is a continued time of high energy and rapid learning;
Fall - brings a slowing of the energy and we harvest the insight from our lessons;
Winter - is a period of spiritual introspection, sorting, and preparation for the next spring of growth.... The Dream Books Symbols
(Also see Pastry)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- The need for us to be able to divide time into periods or phases arises initially from the necessity to co-operate with the seasons from a survival point of view. Given deadlines and limitations, the human being is able to survive through striving.
3- The division of the year into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter gives occasion for celebrations and festivals.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Autumn: The realization of maturity, and harvest from hard labors. Potentially also the need to conserve despite bounty; putting things in order before inclement “weather” (literally or figuratively) puts everything on hold.
Winter: A time of rest, or a cooling-off period when things can be reevaluated (see Ice, Snow).
Spring: A new beginning, refreshed hope, and the first signs of progress or growth with regard to a specific circumstance. Also, fertility (see Rain).
Summer: Warm feelings, potentially becoming “hot” (like a tiff turning to an all-out argument, or simple flirtation becoming passion). Alternatively, profuseness of energy and increased social activity (see Fire).... The Language of Dreams
If you dream that the seasons occur in order it indicates that you need to live one thing at a time. Otherwise, you would have to analyze their meaning separately. Seasons can represent the state of your mind and the psychological and material conditions that prevail in it. This symbol reminds us that everything is variable and renewable. (See WINTER, FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER)
Since ancient times, the sun, solstices, and seasons have been linked to the human life’s stages. In addition, seasons are also associated with the four elements: earth is bare winter; spring is rain; heat and fire are the summer; and air, the fall winds.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To give a woman your seat, implies your yielding to some fair one’s artfulness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A chair in a dream also represents a contractual agreement, making an oath, peace, tranquility and comfort, or it could mean establishing a business partnership.
(Also see Chair; Saddle)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Pay some attention to the opinion of others.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Need for restraint in one’s actions and emotions.
3. Desire or inclination to take unnecessary risks (not using). ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are having trouble putting on or taking off your seat belt, indicates that you are worried about what is ahead in your future.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Desire or need to relax. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A firm stand will pay off. Other dreams about seaweed are suggestions that you need to rely on your intuition and trust your own instincts.... My Dream Interpretation
A firm stand will pay long-term dividends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The person who has symptoms in the dream should feature prominently in your interpretation.
If it is you, then a general sense of sexual shame is being explored.
If the person in your dream is someone other than you, use the character-aspect concept to associate what part of your own personality or decision-making process is emanating out of a shameful place.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams