Sexually Assaulted | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Sexually Assaulted


APRICOT

Sexually attracted by the behind of someone (description of a woman having a behind like a “perfect apricot”—portnoy’s complaint). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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BUTTON

1. Emotions kept in check (“buttoned up”).

2. Intimately revealing self to others, sexually or emotionally (opening but­tons).

3. A sense that someone harbors angry feelings (losing buttons). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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CASTRATION

1. Fear of impotence.

2. Overall fear of sexual inade­quacy.

3. Fear that someone—usually a female love interest— seeks to emasculate one.

4. Fear of failing at work.

5. Fear of failing in sports.

6. Fear that another male will show that he’s more potent sexually.

7. One feels that one has lost a sense of self.

8. One feels one is in a relationship that results in the loss of sense of self. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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CHAMBERMAID

1. Subservient.

2. Scheming behind employer’s back.

3. Sexually loose. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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CONDOM

1. Reservations about getting involved with a particular woman.

2. Reluctance to get involved sexually with anyone.

3. Afraid to have a baby. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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GARTER

1. A female picturing herself wearing a garter on her upper leg is worried about being discovered for “loose” sexual habits.

2. If a man pictures a woman with a garter, he is sexually drawn to her.

3. A lost garter indicates a lost romance.

4. Desire to get married. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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GIGOLO

1. If visiting, one is sexually hungry.

2. A need for sexual variety in one’s life.

3. One wants to attract. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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HUNGER

1. Left unfulfilled—often sexually, usually spiritually.

2. Fleeting, superficial desires left unanswered.

3. In need of affection. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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IMPOTENCE

1. One feels unable to cope with some nonsexual type of situation.

2. One feels threatened sexually. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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SALTPETER

One feels very guilty over the inability to perform sexually. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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SKIRT

1. One is skirting an issue.

2. Desire to wear a skirt, be sexually provocative. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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UNCIRCUMCISED

Sexually rambunctious. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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WILTED

1. Tired, wasted, unable to carry on.

2. Feeling old.

3. Feeling sexually inadequate. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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APPLE

In a dream, apples represent beautiful children.

An apple in a dream also denotes one’s determination and good will.

To a king, apples in a dream represent his kingdom.

To a merchant, they represent his merchandise, and to a farmer theyrepresent his crop. Eating apples in a dreammeans determination. Eating a sweet apple in a dream means lawful earnings, while eating a sour tasting apple means acquiring unlawful earnings. Sour apples in a dream mean divisiveness and hurt, while its tree represents torpor. Ifa king throws an apple at one of his subjects in a dream, it means good news or attainment of one’s goals. Planting an apple tree in a dream means adopting or caring for an orphan.

An apple tree in a dream represents a good man and a believer who serves and benefits his community. Eating an apple in a dream also means earning somethingpeople cannot See. Plucking an apple in a dream meansmoneyearned through a respectable person. Counting apples in a dream means counting money. Smelling an apple inside a mosque in a dream means getting married.

If a woman sees herself smelling an apple during a reception in a dream, it means misconduct and the permeation of sin. Ifshe sees herselfeating an apple in a known place in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a handsome son. Biting on an apple in a dream means satisfying one’s sexual desires or being sexually obsessed.

(Also see Magician)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BOWL

(Cup; Plate; Tray) In a dream, a bowl represents man’s money pouch or what his wife would like to receive from him. Ifone sees himselfreceiving a bowl filled with sweets in a dream, it means receiving abundance oflove from one’s beloved.

If the bowl is filled with sour food or some green raw vegetables in the dream, it means that animosity will develop on the part of his beloved, and it will provoke despise and fighting between husband and wife. Seeing a bowl in a dream also means increase in one’s earnings.

A bowl also represents a servant, a child, a daughter, a nanny, or a handmaiden. Licking a bowl in a dream represents one’s earnings, and it could mean that he has consumed his lot in this life, or that he has reached the term of his life in this world.

If one sees a large number of people gathering around a bowl to eat from it in a dream, it means a reunion of his clan, or it could represent the place of his dwelling.

If they are people of true actions, it means that they will become friendly with him.

If one urinates in a bowl or in ajar in a dream, it means that he will sexually abuse members of his own family. Abowl in a dream also represents one’s beloveds and its contents represent one’s love. Holding a bowl in a dream means a reunion with one’s beloved.

(Also see Pot; Wooden bowl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CIRCUMCISING NURSE

In a dream, he or she represents a person who shamelessly exposes his private parts, or one who follows scandalous issues or public profanities, or one who has an inquisitive mind, or it could mean exposing women’s secrets, or being sexually obsessed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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ROOSTER

(Fighter) In a dream, a rooster represents the man of the house and a chicken represents the lady of the house.

If one is offered a rooster in a dream, it means that he will beget a son who will spend his life serving others. Arooster in a dream also represents a man of bad character who also mixes serious talk with joking, and whose words carry no weight.

A rooster in a dream also represents a servant who has compassion toward his master. Receiving a rooster as a gift in a dream means making peace with a friend.

If one sees himself slaughtering a rooster in a dream, it means that he does not heed the call to prayers.

A rooster hence represents the caller to prayers. Seeing a rooster in a dream also denotes increase in one’s wisdom and knowledge, or frequenting the circles of knowledge. Ifone becomes a rooster in a dream, it means that he may die shortly, or it could mean that he will hecome knowledgeable about setting a timetable for the daily prayers.

A rooster in a dream also represents a preacher, a reader of sermons, a singer, a mati who commands good but does not practice it, a sexually obsessed person, a broker, a guard, a generous man, a man with good will and determination, or a man with a large family who gives preference to helping others, and contents himself with little.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SHIRT

(Blouse) One’s shirt in a dream represents his piety, godliness, livelihood, knowledge, or it could mean glad tidings. Putting on a new shirt in a dream means marriage to a woman who has no relatives or kin.

If a woman puts on a shirt or a blouse in a dream, it also means her marriage.

A torn shirt in a dream means divorce. Ifone’s shirt is torn in a dream, it means breaking up a business partnership.

A shirt in a dream also represents one’s religious and worldly concerns. Wearing a shirt without sleeves in a dream means having piety but no money, for sleeves in a dream represent money.

If the pocket of one’s shirt is torn in the dream, it means poverty. Having a wardrobe filled with shirts in a dream represent one’s reward in the hereafter. Wearing a white shirt in a dream means piety and religious assiduousness. Receiving a shirt as a gift in a dream means blessings and profits. Wearing a dirty and a torn shirt in a dream means poverty, distress and afflictions.

If a woman sees herself wearing a new, large and comfortable blouse in a dream, it denotes her piety, religiousness, happiness and the enjoyment of a rich life in this world.

The same could reflect the state of her husband. Wearing a green or a white shirt in a dream denotes piety. Wearing a blue shirt in a dream may not be praiseworthy. Wearing a red shirt in a dream means fame, while a yellow shirt in a dream means an illness.

A wet shirt in a dream means obstacles in one’s travels.

If one’s wet shirt dries in the dream, it means that his hurdles have been removed. Wearing a shirt without a collar, a pocket, buttons, or button holes in a dream means wearing one’s shroud at the time of his preparation for burial. Wearing a shirt with stripes in a dream means travels, or it could mean performing a pilgrimage. Wearing a shirt that does not properly cover one’s body in the dream means falling short in performing one’s religious duties. Wearing a black shirt in a dream means sorrow, distress and worries. Wearing one’s shirt inside-out in a dream means reversal ofone’s condition, or having a loathsome and a forbidden type of sexual relationship with one’s wife from the anus.

A shirt in a dream also represents one’s house or shelter.

If one’s shirt is torn in half vertically in a dream, it means relief from anxiety or depression. Ifone’s shirt is torn from the back in a dream, it means that one will suffer from defamation, or be falsely accused of sexually harassing or abusing a woman. Ifone’s shirt is torn from the front in the dream, then it becomes a proof of his guilt. Seeing the shirt of the Prophet Joseph (uwbp) in a dream means that an emissary of good intent will bring glad tidings, and for someone who is sufferingfrom eye problems, it means that he will recover his sight.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SPOILS

Ifone sees himselfpillaging or plundering something in a dream, it means that he will recant a covenant, or ruin something useful, stray from God’s path, or it could mean that he will marry a young girl whom he will abuse sexually.

If what he ruins is a cast of precious metal in the dream, then it denotes bad words he speaks, or jealousy and envy he carries.

(Also see Booty)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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STATUE

(Idol) A statue in a dream represents falsehood, inventions, make-shift, fiction, illusion, heedlessness, or a nice looking person who is full of deception. Worshipping a statue in a dream means lying to God Almighty, or that one worships what his mind tells him to worship, whether it is a physical object or a child of one’s imagination. Ifit is a carved wooden statue in the dream, it means that he ingratiates himself to rich people, or to an unjust person in authority through his religion.

If the statue is built from wood in the dream, it means that one seeks religious arguments or disputes.

If the statue is made of silver in the dream, it means that one elicits sexual relationship with his servant, or with a foreign woman, or perhaps just a friendship.

If the statue is made of gold in the dream, it means that one may commit an abominable action, or a religious inequity, or seeks profits from someone at the expense of displeasing God Almighty and consequently, one will suffer financial losses or health problems.

If the statue combines mixed material of bronze, copper, steel, iron, or lead in the dream, it means that such a person uses his religious garb to make profits, and that he often forgets about his Lord. Astatue in a dream also means travels. Seeing a golden or a silver statue in a dream also could mean prosperity. Seeing a bronze statue of a young woman moving around in a dream means a good harvest, prosperity, or travels.

If the statue is bigger than life-size, then it means a fright. Statues in a dream also represent one’s children, his sexual drive, or his determination.

If one sees himself worshiping a statue in a dream, it means that he is engaged in falsehood, giving preference to his personal desires and passions over obeying his Lord’s commands.

If one sees himself worshiping a golden statue in a dream, it means that he will solicit business from someone who worships God Almighty, though he will also suffer losses from such an association. It also means that he will lose his investment and it will show the weakness of his faith. Ifone sees himselfworshiping a statue made of silver in the dream, it means that he uses his religion to make business out of it, or to betray others through it, or that he will solicit the help of someone to do evil, or that he may sexually abuse a young girl who trusts his religious appearance.

If one sees a statue and does not associate it with worship, or if he does not see anyone worshiping it in his dream, his dream then represents financial gains.

A statue in a dream also means to be enamored with a woman or a boy. Statues in a dream also could mean deafness, idiotic behavior, dumbness, attachment to anything in this world, making an idol out of it, such as one’s love and attachment to his position, status, business, wife, beloved, house, or child, etcetera.

If one owns a statue in a dream, it means that he may marry a deaf, or a dumb, or a non-intelligent woman, or that he maybeget a child who will grow up having one or more of these defects. In whatever condition one sees the statue in his dream, it will reflect on any of the above.

A statue in a dream also represents a generation.

If the statue is missing something in the dream, such defect will definitely manifest in one’s society. Seeing a statue in a dream also could reflect one’s strength and determination.

If one breaks a statue, or lames it, or damages it in a dream, it means that he will vanquish his enemy and earn rank and fame. Ifthe statue in the dream portrays a particular woman, or if it is interpreted to represent a specific woman, then she will be quiet, intelligent and serene, or it could mean that she is stupid and has pride.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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ADULTERY

Sexually explicit dream content is not from God.

To dream of an adulterous relationship may result from fear of infidelity in a relationship.

A God-given dream may expose a cheating spouse without showing lewd conduct, Ex. 20:14... Christian Dream Symbols

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PORNOGRAPHY

Dreaming of pornographic material can symbolize being influenced by a spirit of perversion or coming into contact with someone who is sexually perverse ... Christian Dream Symbols

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RAPE

To dream of being sexually assaulted is indicative of a demonically induced nightmare ... Christian Dream Symbols

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OYSTER

An oyster in your dream may have sexual connotations. It usually represents the female sex organ or, if eaten by a man, may represent his ability or desire to perform well sexually. Oysters are also considered symbols of humility and wisdom. Their meaning is associated with that of pearls.

The most negative interpretation is that the oyster represents a well guarded individual; a person who has shut himself off from others. Attempt to connect some of these ideas to your emotional life and overall experiences and keep in mind the setting, context and outcome of the dream. When considering the interpretation of feeling pain in your dream, first look at you physical health.

If you are feeling pain in your daily life, it may carry over into your dream state. Additionally, if the pain is emotional in nature, question the painful feelings and attempt to identify their source.

The dream state is usually a safe way to experience negative feelings with which you may not want to deal.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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AFFAIR

Example: I was on board a pleasure cruiser with my wife. As I stood on a high deck I looked down and saw her sitting below with very tight knickers on and nothing else. As a man walked towards her the knickers came off or slipped down.

The man was sexually aroused and started attempting to penetrate her. She only put up a token resistance, mewing a bit, but not fighting him off. I rushed towards them and kicked him off’ (Andrew P). In this dream Andrew’s fear of his wife’s desire for another man is being expressed, but the dream really depicts Andrew’s feelings of sexual inadequacy. Adultery dreams may also express release of sexual feelings; desire for another partner, desire for one’s partner to have sex with someone else. See sex in dreams; last example in dark.

African This may refer to one’s own feelings about col­oured people or racial prejudices; Africa may have been the birthplace for the human race. In dreams we still use primi­tive Africans or Australian aborigines to represent our own natural inner life. See aboriginal; black people; native. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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BANK

Resources—financial, mental and spiritual; one’s in­ternal sense of security, emotional resources such as confi­dence and sexual certainty; social power, River, field or canal bank: minor difficulty or obstruction; a boundary, such as the border of what you might permit sexually. Idioms: bank on; break the bank. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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BODY

It refers to oneself, as in the word sorcxehxty. Al­though it includes the totality of our expenence, it seems to be most pointedly referring to our sense of identity. From this sense of ourself we project meaning on to the rest of the world in some degree. Thus many symbols are stylised body forms.

The cross is a standing figure with arms outstretched, a church’s structure a representation of the body, and the mira­cle of sexual reproduction—the mystery enacted within it; a maypole, the penis. Therefore various things can represent our body or aspects of ourself. Seeds, swallowed teeth can be sperm, anything long and pointed, even a linger, can be the penis; anything hairy, a male; anything receptive like a bottle, bowl or cave, a woman or vagina.

A body, or our body, also represents physical life; material existence; the process which causes growth and aging. This includes all the processes of nature in us.

A dead body: our skin or shape is felt as our boundary, the edge of our universe.

The dead body depicts a whole set of personality traits or attitudes, very often potentials, which have been denied life by us. We have not allowed them expression.

A person hun in love might kill out any feelings towards the opposite sex. This ‘dead pan of them can be shown as a body. May also be the way we meet feelings about death. Sickness in body: can refer to an awareness of illness in pan of body shown. Most often depicts psychological problem symbolised by pan of body— see body pans below. Maggots in body: possible need to cleanse body of toxins or infection, sense of dis-ease emotion­ally in that area of self. Iniunes: huns or events that may lead to emotional scars—see body areas below. See dead people dreams; hiding.

Bodiless: Example: lI felt as if I was going very deep inside myself. It was dark but at first there were noises of the world around me. I seemed to go in much deeper and it was very dark, but with the feeling of great space. Everything was all right until I didn’t hear any noise at all, all that space and no noise was too much and my whole body freaked out and then pulled out very fast before I could stop it’ (Kate P).

The ‘noises’ around us, sensory impressions, other people s ex­pressed feelings and actions, are building bricks for our sense of self. In a real sense we create each other by believing in each other. With prolonged absence of other people and events, and especially if we lose our noises’ and body aware­ness, we feel we—our sense of identity—is dying. Bodiless- ness may therefore show us feeling unrecognised, unnoticed. May also be feelings of loneliness; being cut off from sexuality and body drives. In its positive side it is exploration of the unconscious and void. See identity and dreams.

If you are right handed, the left of the body: represents inner feelings which support outer action, such as confidence, our less used or supportive functions.

If we are an intellectual, the left might depict one’s feelings, and vice versa.

The left may represent our mother’s influence in our life and body.

The right of the body: our outer activity and dominant func­tions; expressed abilities; our father’s influence in life and body.

If father is an anxious man there might be a lot more signs of stress on this side of the body. Top half of body: thinking, feeling. Bottom half: sexuality and instincts. Half a body: if top missing, lack of thinking and higher emotion; if bottom, trauma to, loss or denial of, sexuality and sensuality. Old head on baby body: immature sexuality and emotions; vice versa: immature personality. Dismembered body: emo­tional or mental stress and breakdown; may be followed by emergence of new self.

The areas of our body are sometimes thought of as sense organs. This may seem strange but is very simple. Without language, communication would be difficult. So language en­ables us to sense what another being is communicating.

If we had been castrated or had a hysterectomy prior to adoles­cence, we would never develop sexually. Without that devel­opment we would not understand two kissing people; or what a mother was feeling when she held her baby. Out of the sex drive develops a whole world of feelings and tenderness which enables us to understand many things we see in the world.

It is therefore important when reading the particular de­scriptions below to remember that each psychological area of our body gives us some insight into ourself and life around us, which is missing if the area is injured or traumatised. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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CAR

Our motivating drives—sex drive, ambition, sense of failure, whatever is driving us in life; desire to get somewhere’ in life; independence; feelings about the particular car in dream.

If dreamer driving: being independent; self confi­dence; being responsible for one’s own life direction. With one other person: relationship with that person. Alone in ve­hicle: independence; making decisions alone; feeling alone. Crashing vehicle: self-desired failure, perhaps to avoid stress of responsibility and change; fear of failure; failure in relation­ship; argument—you may be on collision course with boss or panner, occasionally psychological breakdown threatened. Another driver: being passive; being influenced by the opin­ions or emotions of someone else, or one’s own secondary characteristics, i.e. anxiety or emotional pain may lead us to make many decisions and so may be the dnving force in our life, rather than what might be more satisfying. Driving care­lessly: lack of responsibility, socially or sexually, need for more awareness. Reversing: sense of not getting anywhere; feeling that one is slipping backward; reversing a decision; change of direction. Overtaking: getting ahead. Overtaken: feeling of being left behind or not competing. Car body: dreamer’s body. Car torn apart, dismantled: stress; failure to care for one’s body; self destructive attitudes. Fuel: feeling drives, motivation; whatever has ‘fuelled one’s drive’. Old car, scrapped car: sense of old age, feelings about death. Car en­gine: energy; heart; central drive. Running over someone: killing’ some part of self through misplaced drive or ambi­tion; aggression. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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CLOTHES

Example: I am packing for a holiday, surrounded by a lovely selection of all sorts of clothes. I am matching outfits, shoes, scarves, handbags. It gives me great pleasure. I am wearing an old navy blue dress which is too shon for me. So shon I feel panic because there will not be enough time to change. I am now on the top deck of a bus. I have one bat­tered suitcase and am wearing the same dress, trying vainly to pull it down over my knees. Suitcase bursts open and it is full of old clothes fit for a jumble sale* (Valerie H). Clothes can mean many things, depending upon dream context. In the example the clothes are feelings of pleasure and confidence, and also discomfort and lack of confidence.

In general they indicate the stance or attitudes we use to meet other people or special situations such as work or dan­ger, protection, such as might be given by our feelings of reserve, shyness, anxiety or aggressiveness in fending off sex­ual or other advances, clothes depict self respect and how we see ourselves in society—the difference between what we want and what we feel others want of us; our clothes, espe­cially when we consider their colour, can also express our emotional condition and moods. Constance Newland gives the example of dressing in violet symbolising being inviolate sexually. Overdressed , unable to get clothes off: too cautious in relationships, difficulty in changing attitudes or self image; self protectiveness; avoiding intimacy.

Naked or see-through clothes: example: ‘I am at the doc­tor’s being examined.

It is always the same. I have all my clothes off and he examines me from the roots of my hair down to my toenails. I am just at the point where I am going to ask him for his diagnosis when he fades away’ (Miss L). Desire to be attractive and noticed, as in the example, where Miss L is enjoying an acceptable form of intimacy; being open about what you really feel; fear of other people seeing what you really feel, think and desire; anxiety about not being ade­quate socially, lacking ability to conform to social norm. See nude. Ragged or inappropriate clothes: feelings of inadequacy depressed feelings; rebellion against authority or society. Ar­mour, protective clothing : defences against internal anxieties, past hurts and external intimacy. Other people’s clothes: the social attitudes and responses we have adopted from others. Children’s, teenage clothes in adult’s dream: youthful or im­mature attitudes or behaviour. Undressing: revealing one’s real character; move towards intimacy. Dirty, untidy clothes: difficult or grubby feelings; one’s inner condition, such as an untidy mind, or grubby feeling values. Worn out or old clothes: attitudes ready to be left behind; old habits no longer useful; feeling worn out, old or tired. Tight clothes: being too restricted in attitude; being tight emotionally. New clothes: change in attitudes; new feeling about self. Someone else’s clothes: could be feelings from that person; their attitudes, memories. Man in woman’s clothes: unacceptability of male role, with its connection with breadwinning, aggression, being cannon fodder in war, homosexual tendency; desire for mother. Woman in male clothes: unacceptability of female role, motherhood, housewife; lesbian tendency; desire for fa­ther figure. Clothing inappropnate to dream surroundings: at­titudes or behaviour inappropriate to one’s situation. Chang­ing clothes: altering one’s mode of behaviour, role or mood. Idioms: dress to kill; dress up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAMER

Our current ‘self image’ is displayed by what we do in our dreams.

If we are the active and central character in our dreams, then we have a positive, confident image of our­self.

The role we place ourself in is also the one we feel at home with, or one which is habitual to us.

If we are con­stantly a victim in our dreams, we need to consider whether we are living such a role in everyday life. Dreams may help us look at our self image from a more detached viewpoint. We can look back on what we do in a dream more easily than we can on our everyday waking behaviour. This helps us under­stand our attitudes or stance, a very growth-promoting experi­ence.

It is important to understand the viewpoint of the other dream characters also; although they depict secondary views, they enlarge us through acquaintance. See identity and dreams.

What we ourself are doing in our dreams is an expression of how we see ourselves at the time of the dream, our stance or attitude to life, or what could be generalised as our self image. It typifies what aspects of our nature we identify with most strongly.

Example: My husband and I are at some sort of social club.

The people there are ex-workmates of mine and I am having a wonderful time and am very popular. My husband is enjoying my enjoyment’ (quoted from article by the author in She magazine).

The dreamer describes herself as ‘a mature 41- year old’.

The dream, and her description of it, sum up her image of herself in just a few words. She sees herself as attrac­tive, sociable, liked, happily married. She is probably good looking and healthy. But the dream carries on. She and her husband ‘are travelling down a country lane in an open horse drawn carriage.

It is very dark and is in the areas we used to live. We come to a hump-backed bridge, and as we amve at the brow of the bridge a voice says, “Fair lady, come to me.” My body is suddenly lying flat and starts to rise. I float and everything is black, warm and peaceful. Then great fear comes over me and I cry out my husband’s name over and over. I get colder and slip in and out of the blackness. I wake. Even with the light on I feel the presence of great evil. From a very positive sense of self, she has moved to a feeling which horri­fies her. How can such a confident, socially capable woman, one who has succeeded professionally as well as in her mar­riage, have such feelings? The answer probably lies in the statement of her age. At 41 she is facing the menopause and great physical change.

The image of herself she has lived with depended, or developed out of, having a firm sexually attrac­tive body, and being capable of having children. Losing what­ever it is that makes one sexually desirable must change the image others have of one, and that one has of oneself.

The hump of the bridge represents this peak of her life, from whence she will start to go downhill towards death, certainly towards retirement. So she is facing midlife crisis in which a new image of herself will need to be forged.

To define what self image is portrayed in your dreams, consider just what situation you have created for yourself in the dream, and what environment and people you are with. Example: I am a shy 16 year old and am worried about my dream. In it I am walking along the school’s main corridor. I try to cover myself with my hands as a few pei pie go by, not noticing me. Then a group of boys pass, pointing and laugh­ing at me—one boy I used to fancy.

A teacher then gives me clothes. They are too big but I wear them because I have nothing else’ (HM). Adolescence is a time of great change anyway, when a lot is developing as far as self image is con­cerned. Her nakedness shows how vulnerable she feels, and how she has a fear that other people must be able to see her developing sexuality and womanhood.

It is new to her and still embarrassing, particularly with boys she feels something for. She tries to cover up her feelings, and uses attitudes she has learnt from parents and teachers, but these are not suit­able. So we might summarise by saying that the situation she places herself in within the dream shows her present uncer­tainty and sense of needing clothes—attitudes or confidence —of her own. See identity in dreams; individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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ICE

Being cold or emotionally or sexually. It depicts what is meant by the term cold shoulder, where we shut off any dis­play of warmth or compassion. It also therefore shows the dreamer as having ‘frozen assets’ in a personal sense. Icicle: frozen male sexual feelings. Iceberg: similar to ice, but may suggest frozen potential. Body locked in ice, perhaps dead: deadening of all our feeling reactions and enjoyment or moti­vation. Idioms: break the ice, cut no ice; put on ice; tread on thin ice. See cold. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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LIFT

Mood shifts or movement of attention, as when we move from being involved in physical sensation and shift to think­ing; rise or drop in status or work; our emotional highs and lows—the lift going out through the roof could show tendency towards being manic, going underground meeting influences from the unconscious; being ‘uplifted* or feeling down’. Ex­ample: I was in a lift with a young woman. She intimated there was some difficulty about getting the lift to work. I felt this was not so and pushed the button.

The doors closed and the lift began to ascend. As it did we moved close together and kissed. But the main feeling was of being accepted and liked. This moved my feelings so much I felt a great melting feeling in my abdomen, and a lot of body sensation against her body’ (Anthony F). Here the lift shows Anthony ‘being moved’ emotionally and sexually—the lift can depict sex and the energy flowing up the trunk in love or meditation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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MONEY

What we value; one’s potential, energy or personal resources; personal potency, therefore links with sexuality and self-giving; what we pay for our desires or actions—I told my husband a few home truths last night, but he certainly made me pay for it’; opportunity, because money buys time to ex­plore or try the new. Holding on to money: feeling insecure, or being tight’ emotionally or sexually. Not enough money: sense of being inadequate or failing potency. Dud money: not giving of oneself or feeling cheated.

Example: A small Indian boy stole a 50 pence piece from me. I had an internal struggle about whether to take it back.

The hesitation was that it was “manners” to make out nothing had happened, not to blame someone for something “not nice”. Because of these unspoken rules the boy could laugh at me. I decided to take the money back and accuse him of theft’ (Stephen Y). Stolen money: Stephen is considering what his ‘values’ are, how he wants others to relate to him, and whether to state his needs instead of being ‘nice’. Also, feeling others are taking us for granted, giving oneself cheaply in sex or relationships. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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POVERTY

Feelings of being inadequate; negative emotions depriving one of well being; sense of deprivation; being tight emotionally and sexually. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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PROSTITUTE

Dire sexual need unconnected to feelings of care or respect, sexuality breaking out of deadening moral restric­tions. Woman’s dream: unacknowledged sexual longings, feelings of ‘cheapness’ or guilt in sex, desire to be more free sexually. Woman dreaming another woman is prostitute: one’s own hidden desires; feeling the other woman is promis­cuous or might be in competition with her, uncertainty about her own sexual value. Man’s dream wishing a woman was more available; wish that sexual relationships were as simple as an exchange of cash; being ill at ease about his sexual practices; feeling unable to break free of sexual dependence on panner/mother. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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REFRIGERATE

To cool down our emotions or sexuality, to be cold emotionally or sexually, a romance which is cooling off; something we have put in ‘cold storage’. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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ANIMAL

The animal, compulsive nature of human beings. Instincts, according to Freud and most other dream interpreters, removed from awareness (animus); or awareness removed from instinct (anima) in human beings.

The image of the suppressed or of the shadow, suggesting a chance for integration.

The type of animal in the dream is important. Jung suggested that we find out more about the innate character of the animal we have dreamed about. According to Freud, small animals always symbolize children and siblings, while wild animals are a symbol for sexually excited or exciting people, evil urges, or passions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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FRUIT

First of all, the fruit of the life of the soul. Erotic sexual needs.

A ripe fruit means being sexually balanced and enjoying life.

A rotten fruit means an inferiority complex. Eat more healthfully.

The body needs fruit and vitamins.

When used in a derogatory way, insecurity about one’s sexuality.

The erotic in adventure, success, and luck.

A reminder of the sensual pleasures of summer.

The first thing that you can and must pick—if you don’t, you are missing your chance. That which is juicy and full. Fruit that is unpalatable or rotten points to problems—often illness—and danger.

Ancient Egyptian dream interpretation: Pleasant encounter. Classical interpretation: Personal luck, when fruit is picked or collected.

According to Freud, women’s breasts.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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VAMP

Are you posing as a cunning female? Should you become sexually more provocative? In a mans dream, a desire to be more clever in sexual matters.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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ARCHETYPES

1- Archetypes are basic pictures that each of us hold deep within our subconscious. They are in a sense ‘psychic’ blueprints. These blueprints while potentially perfect can become distorted by- childhood experiences, socialisation and even parental experience.

C G Jung began studying archetypes and dividing function into thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition. Following various work by his pupils, it became possible to build up a type of ‘map’ of the interaction between all of these functions and to discover where one’s own distortions occur. Each function has a ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ quality which is perhaps better described as ‘greater’ and ‘lesser’. Each of the masculine and feminine sides of the personality has these four functions, thus there are 64 (8 x 8) interactions possible. Where a distortion has occurred, we tend to project onto those around us the archetype with which we have most difficulty (often the Shadow). Consequently there will be a tendency to repeat situations over and over (e.g. the woman who continually finds herself in close relationships with a father-figure type, or the man who continuallv finds himself at odds with women executives) until we learn how to cope with and understand our distortion.

The obverse of this is that, with awareness, one is able to accept other’s projections onto oneself without being affected bv them. Perfect balance would be achieved by using all aspects of the personality as shown below. Kindly Father and Mother are self explanatory. Ogre represents masculine anger used negatively and Destructive Mother may be wilfully destructive, or simply the smothering type that is the mother who prevents the adequate growth of her children. Youth and Princess are the more gentle, fun-loving aspects of the personality while Tramp is the eternal wanderer and Siren is the seductress or sexually active part of femininity. Hero is the self- sufficient Messianic part of the personality, while Amazon is the ‘self-sufficient’ female the efficient business woman type. Villain is the masculine part of the self who uses power for his own ends, while Competitor is die typical ‘women’s libber’ who feels that she has 110 need for men. Priest and Priestess are the powers of intuition used for the ‘greater good’, while Sorcerer uses inner power totally dispassionately and Witch uses that same power rather more emotionally and perhaps negatively.

2- More specifically the feminine archetypes arc:

Kindly Mother

This is the conventional picture of the caring mother figure, forgiving transgression and always understanding. Because much has been made of this side of femininity, until recently it was very easy to overdevelop this aspect at the expense of other sides of the personality. Destructive Mother This woman may be the ‘smothermother’ type or the frankly destructive, prohibitive mother. Often it is this aspect who either actively prevents or because of her effect on the dreamer causes difficulty in other relationships. Princess The fun-loving, innocent childlike aspect of femininity. She is totally spontaneous, but at the same time has a subjective approach to other people. Siren This type is the seductress, the sexually and sensually aware woman who still has a sense of her own importance. In dreams she often appears in historic, flowing garments as though to highlight the erotic image.

Amazon

The self-sufficient woman who feels she docs not need the male: often becomes the career woman. She enjoys the cut and thrust of intellectual sparring. Competitor - She is the woman who competes with all and sundry both men and women - in an effort to prove that she is able to control her own life. Priestess - This is the highly intuitive woman who has learnt to control the flow of information and use it for the common good. She is totally at home within the inner world.

Witch

The intuitive woman using her energy to attain her own perceived ends. She is subjective in her judgement and therefore loses her discernment.

The masculine archetypes are: Kindly Father This side of the masculine is the conventional kindly father figure who is capablc of looking after the child in us. but equally of being firm and fair. Ogre This represents the angry; overbearing, aggressive and frightening masculine figure. Often this image has arisen because of the original relationship the dreamer had with their father or father figure.

Youth

The fun-loving, curious aspect of the masculine is both sensitive and creative. This is the ‘Peter Pan’ figure who has never grown up.

Tramp

This is the real freedom lover, the wanderer, the gypsy. He owes no allegiance to anyone and is interested only in what lies around the next corner. Hero The hero is the man who has clcctcd to undertake his own journey of exploration. He is able to consider options and decide his next move. Often he appears as the Messianic figure in dreams. He will rescue the damsel in distress, but only as part of his growth proccss.

Villain

The villain is completely selfishly involved, not caring who he tramples on in his own search. He is often the aspect of masculinity women first meet in everyday relationships, so can remain in dream images as a threatening figure if she has not come to terms with his selfishness.

Priest

The intuitive man is the one who recognises and understands the power of his own intuition, but who usually uses it in the services of his god or gods. He may appear in dreams as the Shaman or Pagan priest.

Sorcerer

This is the man who uses discernment in a totallv dis- passionate way for neither good nor evil, but simply because he enjoys the use of power. In his more negative aspect he is the Trickster or Master of unexpected change.

3- Spiritually, when we have access to all the archetypes, we are ready to become integrated and whole.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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NETTLE

1- A nettle in a dream suggests that there is a difficult situation which will have to be avoided. There may be irritation, particularly if we are not interacting with others or with the environment we are in.

A patch of nettles could also suggest difficulty in communication if we arc in the middle of it. Others round us may be using words or circumstances to hurt us. Nettles in a dream can also signify a worthless transaction: lI got stung’.

2- Nettles are wild plants with the quality of irritating the skin. This svmbolism can come across in / dreams as having allowed ourselves to be over-stimulated by a display of wild behaviour. This may be sexually, but could be in other ways as well, such as through dance. There is a point at which there is loss of control. Nettles can also suggest a kind of healing, both through the vitamins and minerals they contain when eaten, and also because they can be used to stimulate the system through external application. Folk medicine often suggested applying poultices of nettles to stimulate the blood supply.

3- In spiritual terms, nettle is supposed to be a specific against danger.

It is also used in purification rituals. Fresh nettles are reputed to aid a sick person’s recovery.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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PISTON

also see Engine

1- A piston in a dream can be taken to mean sexual drive or activity. In this context it is more of a mechanical action than a loving act, and may show the dreamer’s attitude to sex. In a woman’s dream a piston may reveal her fear of being hurt sexually. She mav also be aware that she is simply being used, and that there is no tenderness. In a man’s dream such an image may indicate his sense of identity and masculinity.

If the piston is not rigid a man may fear impotence, whereas a woman will feel perhaps that she cannot trust her partner.

2- A piston may also represent a person’s drive for success.

The dreamer mav need to assess the amount of effort that is necessary for him or her to be able to achieve their goals. They may need to rccognise that conccntratcd effort which is fairly mechanical may, at this stage, achieve more than creative flair.

The piston, being only part of an engine, requires the rest of the components to operate successfully. Often a great deal of help can be gained by considering the way in which the piston works. In other words, when at a particular stage of development our actions may have to be mechanical, we also need the fuel and the container with which to operate.

3- The spiritual drive that is, the need to be complete, requires effort which can be enhanced by- using our resources properly.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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REFRIGERATOR

also see Larder

1- The refrigerator is a symbol of preservation. In dreams this becomes self preservation and suggests we may be turning cold emotionallv or sexually.

To dream of rotten food in a refrigerator suggests we feel we may not be being sustained properly by those around us.

2- To dream of refrigerating leftover food indicates we are storing up resentment. This, in turn, will ‘cool down’ our own responses to love and affection.

3- Religious austerity can be pictured as a refrigerator.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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SEX

1- When a child is first born, its first awareness is of itself as an individual. It has to learn that it is now separate from its mother and cope with the separation. It begins to become ‘conscious’ of itself, and of its need for warmth, comfort and love. One vital stage of growth is the baby’s fascination with its own body and the ability to be physical. This is as much to do with what feels comfortable and nice how it feels to be in one’s own skin, as it were.

It is at this point that lie or she learns about touch, whether il is nice to touch or be touched, and even if touch is permissible. If, for instance, the child is handled roughly, there may be a fear of being touched, which may later manifest as a sexual difficulty.

While the original trauma may be suppressed, it will often surface in dreams when the time is appropriate. Real growth takes place when the individual is not afraid of the curiosity which allows an innocent exploration of his own body. Dreams will often allow us to explore this physicality in a safe way.

2- Dreams highlight the whole range of the individual’s sexuality. Only if lie ignores his own sexual nature and fails to appreciate his own life force do the negative aspects make themselves obvious in dreams. This is a natural attempt to balance the waking state which may have been over-intcllectu- aliscd, or over-dramatised. Contact with others then bcconies necessary; and often this need will make itself apparent in dreams. Various aspects of sex and sexuality can be interpreted as follows: Bisexuality Within ourselves we hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and there is often conflict between the inner and the outer. This can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality and a need for some kind of union with members of both sexes. Castration in a dream suggests fear of loss of masculinity and sexual power.

Clothes in sexual dreams can have particular relevance often to do with the dreamer’s perception of him or herself: being fully clothed would suggest some feeling of .guilt.

Contraception Dreaming of contraception can indicate a fear of pregnancy and birth. Ejaculation/Emission The images in a dream prior to orgasm can suggest the nature of the dreamer’s attitude to sex and sexuality.

The conflicts which arise in the dreamer because of his sexual desire for someone can be dealt with in the dream state through dreaming of emission or orgasm. Fetishes Fetishes arc a fixation 011 an external object without which there can be 110 sexual act. This is a little akin to a child not being able to go to sleep without his comforter. There is some evidence for the belief that, at an unconscious level, man would prefer a life of celibacy and, by projecting his energies onto an object, he abdicates responsibility. In dreams, therefore, a fetish can highlight fear, immaturity and lack of capability. Hermaphrodite (also see Individual Entry) Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) suggests either bisexuality, which is an erotic attraction to both sexes, or androgy ny the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities. Homosexuality is taken to mean the desire for sex with a partner who is the same sex. More properly, it is a desire for someone who is the same as oneself.

It is this aspect that comes across in dreams.

If the dreamer can identify what is similar to himself or herself in ways that arc not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted. Incest (also see individual entry) in a dream usually characterises the need for expressed love that is, love expressed in a more tactilc way. In dreams incest can highlight guilty feelings about one’s parents or members of the family. Intercourse (or petting) The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate level can translate itself into intercourse in a dream.

If intercourse is interrupted the dreamer may have inhibitions of which he or she is not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of one’s personality; If a child is then born that integration has been successful. Kiss This can indicate a mark of respect or a desire lo stimulate the dream partner. It suggests we should be aware of what arousal we ourselves need. Masochism The desire to hurt oneself or to be hurt in dreams through sex arises from two causes.

The first is to be a martyr (to suffer for one’s ‘sins’) and the second to feel extreme emotion of one sort or another. We mav not allow ourselves to feel deeply in everyday life.

Masturbation The child learns to comfort himself through masturbation, so dreaming of masturbation is a need for comfort. Perversion When sexual perversion appears in dreams we are avoiding, or attempting to avoid, issues to do with closeness and bonding.

Phallus Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine.

It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form.

It is resurrection and the renewal of life. Rape Any image of rape appearing in dreams can be as much to do with violation of personal space as with the sexual act. Sexual rape is unlikely to appear in the dreams of, for instance, sexually abused children. It may only appear as an image when the adult is ready to deal with the trauma. Sadism (also see individual entry) Sadism appearing in a dream would suggest that it is probably a counterbalance to the dreamer’s conscious way of being in the world. In everyday life he may be cither very timid, in which case the dream is an escape mechanism or. in having to be dominant and controlling in everyday life, the unconscious shows its need to be controlled.

Semen Dreams have an odd way of throwing up images of primitive rites and practices of which we may have no conscious knowledge. Many of these are representations of the sexual act. Semen is the sign of masculinity and of physical maturitv and is often seen in dreams as some other milkv fluid.

Sexuality in a dream, in the sense of feeling desire for someone else most often of the opposite sex is a basic primeval urge for closeness and union with that person.

It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost.

The other character in the dream represents the closcst we can get to that part.

If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but for most of us we have a desire to be united with everything which is not part of our own ego. Such a dream, which highlights the feelings we are capable of having, provides information to enable us to understand our own needs. Transvestism This signifies a confusion so far as gender is concerned in dreams. Venereal Disease In a dream this can suggest awareness of some kind of contamination. This need not necessarily be of a sexual nature, but could also be emotional.

3- Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or. if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to the dreamer and their understanding of themselves to determine which it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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SIREN

also see Archetypes

1- To hear a siren as in an ambulance or fire engine - is to be warned of danger.

For those old enough to remember, such a siren will evoke memories of war and destruction. In particular, the ‘all clear’ will serve to relieve anxiety.

2- Archctypally, the Siren suggests deception and distraction of man from his purpose. In dreams this is usually sexually oriented and difficult to handle. In a woman’s dream, if she is not in touch with the siren within her, she can appear to be destructive. In psychological terms she is temptation and often appears in Greek or Roman attire, as if to enhancc the erotic image. She can often be pictured in dreams sat by water, since she works with the emotions. In some cases she is a man’s Anima (see Introduction).

3- It is only when it is understood spiritually that the Siren can ultimately restore man to himself, that the Siren becomes acceptable and can be worked with. After having rejected her enchantment, he is free to become whole.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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FRUITS

Apples: Green apples indicate fickle friendships. Ripe red apples show true friendship you can depend upon. Baked apples or apples in a pie mean great expectations followed by disappointment. See also Apple.

Apricots: Good health and contentment.

Cherries: Black cherries: deception by your lover. Red cherries: you can have complete trust in your lover.

Figs: If you see figs growing on a tree, you will encounter a foreigner who could be very good for you and / or your business.

If you are eating figs, you will gain new knowledge.

Grapes: Rejoicing; celebration.

To eat grapes means satisfaction with yourself and your work.

Lemons: Symbolize struggle. Lemons frequently indicate that you will marry someone of a sour disposition.

If you dream of actually squeezing lemons, then you will have a hard struggle to make ends meet.

To suck a lemon indicates a possible legal suit against you.

To drink lemon juice is to be drawn into a court case.

Melons: Any sort of melon indicates a coming journey across water.

Nuls: Conjugal happiness. Eating nuts of any type means that you will gratify your sexual desires.

To break open a nut means you will have a job getting what you want but, when you do gel it, it will be well worth it.

Olives: Much like nuts, a sexual symbol. Black olives indicate you will enjoy sexual favors with someone you already know and will spend time with close friends. Green olives indicate you will enjoy sexual favors with someone you do not yet know, and will make new friends.

Oranges: Signify amusement.

To eat oranges means you will be well entertained.

Peaches: Presage a journey over land.

Pears: You will be unexpectedly invited to a party

Plums: Unchanging friendship. Someone whose loyalty you were wondering about will prove to be true.

Pomegranates: Symbols of sexual power.

To dream of eating pomegranates means you will sexually dominate the opposite sex.

Strawberries: Unexpected good fortune, both in the home and in business.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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VENUS

For a young man to dream of the goddess Venus signifies that he is seeking the ideal woman.

For a young woman to dream of the lady means that she is feeling sexually frustrated.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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BEDSPREAD

A bedspread represents the outer expression of your sexuality and beauty. Whether floral or tailored, it may express a great deal about sexual taste and what you may be looking for sexually... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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SEX

Dreaming about having sex may compensate for sexual inactivity. It may fulfill a desire for intimacy and sexual expression. Being caught having sex may mention that you feel exposed sexually or embarrassed about sexual feelings.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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CASTRATION

Depth Psychology: Castration in men’s dreams is a symbol of suppressed feelings and needs. You are plagued by feelings of guilt and inferiority; also you are afraid of not performing well enough sexually and being rejected.

If these dreams appear frequently, you might consider seeking professional help.

A woman dreaming about the castration of a man, a cat, or any other animal, usually indicates feelings of aversion toward male sex- uality. Be honest: do vou really want to castrate him?... Dreamers Dictionary

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