In dreams, a human bone represents strength, the structure and support within yourself, and the need to be aware of your basic instincts.
If you are burying a bone, perhaps you are hiding something about yourself or saving something for the future.
If you are digging up bones, you are remembering something from the past. Broken bones may reveal your insecurities, depending on which limb is broken. For example, a thick plaster cast around a broken leg in a dream can suggest reluctance to face up to problems that are hindering your progress.
Dreams that feature the spine, back or backbone are all symbols of your moral power and your strength and ability to stand up for yourself; but if you dream about the pelvis, it refers to your sexual functioning as a whole, including your reproductive success. The pelvis also links in with the way you merge with someone else in a relationship, or if you can allow that merging to happen. Some dreams show the pelvis connected with snakes or lizards; this is a symbol of powerful instinctual drives and urges that can flow up your spine and expand your consciousness.
If you saw a skeleton in your dream, especially if it was in a cupboard, are you concerned that certain things in your life you are trying to hide may come out into the open? The symbol could also refer to feelings or talents you have cut off or killed in real life.
If you see a complete skeleton, you may need to reconsider the full structure of your life. The skull and crossbones are a symbol of danger but since the skull is a representation of the head, it can also symbolize intellectual ability. To be conscious of your skull is to appreciate your intellectual skills. To see a skull where there should be a head represents a part of the person that has died. To dream that you are talking to a skull is to recognize the need to be talking to people with whom you may have lost contact. When a skull is talking to you, a part of you that has been rejected or denied is coming back to life. As symbols of death, if you were frightened by skeletons, skulls and bones in your dream, this could point to your fear of dying or of a loved one’s demise.... The Element Encyclopedia
A means of self-identification. What image appears on the flag, and what does it say about your true self?
Battered flags indicate some type of war being waged, often on an emotional level. Raising flags represents honor and remembrance of traditions.
Flags flying at half-mast represent a literal or figurative death, or some type of memorial. This can be circumstantial too, like the death of a relationship, or the ending of a job.
Allegiance and devotion. In what condition does the flag appear? If torn in two, this can represent divided loyalty or a conflict of interest. Also note the country, state, or city the flag represents for more insight.... The Language of Dreams
There are different interpretations of this omen in various parts of the world, so it is better to ignore it and study instead the other indications in your dream. Some people consider that the generous display of coloured bunting is a fortunate omen. But all colours are not propitious, so this point is doubtful.
For instance (see COLOURS), Red is generally considered a warning of quarrels with friends, while Black is ominous. There should be plenty of White, Blue, Orange, or Green, if the bunting is to bring good luck.... Mystic Dream Book
A dream featuring the flag of your own country waving in the breeze is a forecast of pleasant social engagements.
To dream of raising or carrying a flag predicts an important increase in material wealth; to lower a flag at an appropriate time (such as at sunset) is a forerunner of money luck, but to lower it at any other time suggests a small loss or a disappointment in a friend.
A gala display of brightly colored flags signifies satisfying achievement and/or admiration from the opposite sex.
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The way in which a flag is treated in your dream may represent the feelings you have towards the country that flag represents.
If it is dirty, burned, torn or trampled on, this may suggest anger against those who have attacked the country or anger against the country itself. A sea of waving flags in a crowd may suggest benign patriotism or a sense of foreboding about excessively strong nationalism.
If the flag is unknown, it may be a tribal emblem of your entire network of family and friends. Do you feel supported by them or neglected? Your positive or negative attitudes towards the flag in your dream may reveal your unconscious feelings on this issue. As always, the colors of your particular flag—whether or not the flag is known to you or associated with a country you have been to—will be significant.
As far as the universal symbolism for flags is concerned, you can ascribe meaning to certain symbols, but bear in mind that your personal associations should be considered first. For example, the cross in the flags of Greece, the Scandinavian countries and Britain is a symbol of Christianity, but it may be telling you something else.
Similarly, the Arabic writing on the flag of Saudi Arabia saying ‘There is no god but God, Mohammed is His Messenger’ and ‘God is Great’ on the flag of Iraq are also Islamic messages. The Star of David on the flag of Israel is an ancient Jewish symbol.
Religious symbolism can also be expressed via color. Green is often used in the flags of Arab and Islamic countries, such as Libya, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia; the flags of Kuwait, Jordan and Palestine all contain a green stripe. The flags of Turkey, Tunisia and Pakistan include the crescent moon, another traditional Islamic symbol.
Communistderived flags may include a hammer and sickle, as in the flag of the former USSR and the current flag of Angola, or a red background, such as the flags of China and Vietnam. The eagle has been used as a national or imperial symbol since the times of the Roman Empire, which was a huge and enduring Christian territory for over a millennium. Consequently, many Christian, imperial and other aspiring successors and hopefuls have adopted similar emblems, including Germany, Egypt, Russia and the Orthodox Christian Church.
Other symbols in flags can be self-explanatory, such as the ‘R’ in the middle of the old Rwanda flag, or they can be explained by the history, geography or flora and fauna of a country, such as the cedar tree in the flag of Lebanon.... The Element Encyclopedia
A skeleton in dreams alerts us to our attitude to the macabre. We are aware that the physical must ‘die’ or change, but that there is still a framework left.
The skull in dreams can sometimes represent major changes such as death and all the adjustments necessary. Also consult the entry for death and the information on the head in the body entry as well as the information on tramp in archetypes and spirits in spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we sometimes need to be aware of our feelings about death.
The obvious image of the skeleton appearing in our dreams forces us to be aware of this. It can also suggest feelings or talents that we have forgotten and that, therefore, seem to have died.
To be conscious of our own skull in dreams is to appreciate the intellectual structure that we have given our lives.
To perceive a skull where there should be a head suggests that we are not using our intellectual abilities as well we might. When a skull is talking to us, a part of us that we have rejected or denied is beginning to ‘come back to life’.
To be talking to a skull is recognizing the need to communicate with those who are lost to us in any way; if we believe in life after death, we may feel that spirit is talking through the skull.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A skeleton in a dream suggests the ‘bare bones’ of something, perhaps an idea or concept.
A skeleton in a cupboard represents a past action or shame, both in dreams and waking life, we wish to hide.
A dancing skeleton is an awareness of the life we have lived or are living.
To dig up a skeleton is to resurrect something – perhaps a talent – we have buried or hidden away.
The skull and crossbones in dreams could represent either a somewhat romantic appreciation of a pirate or freedom-lover, or perhaps is a symbol of danger. Since the skull is a representation of the head it can also symbolize intellectual ability, or rather lack of it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream denoting penance (Gypsy). Symbolism obviously Christian. Spider to spin its web before your face augurs a fortune (Raphael). The spider is the symbol of shrewdness, perseverance and foresight (Pavitt). Schemer holds that to dream of seeing the upper part of a room covered with spiders is a symptom of headache.... The Fabric of Dream
A reminder of Death and the meaning of life. This symbol often points to a feeling of spiritual emptiness. On the other hand, it also addresses the shape, structure, and essence of spirituality and, in that sense, of life itself.
(See the skull of Yorick in Hamlet.)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of a skull indicates that you may be facing a perilous situation, an immoral issue, or unfortunate demise of someone you know. It can also symbolize emotional mysteries. Perhaps you are concealing something from others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a skull signify mindlessness and that you are venting out your fear of losing your mind by opening up to another person’s point of view. You might also be opening to your ability to read other people’s minds. See Skeleton and Pirate.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a skull predicts that you will accidentally uncover a secret that you would rather not know. Be extremely careful how you use or react to it, as your handling of the situation could affect your future. Also see “Skeleton.”... My Dream Interpretation
Carl Jung decided to become a psychologist after dreaming that he found a skull in the basement of his house. The skull represented his desire to discover and explain the secrets of the mind.
Dreaming of a skull also refers to mortality and to your spiritual contemplation about the beginning and the end of life. It can also express things that are coming to an end or whatever you are just unable not reach.
For gypsy people, skulls are the wisdom of their ancestors. Drinking from one of those means sharing this old knowledge. In Ireland it symbolizes the truth because it is said that if an individual takes false oath with a skull, she will die soon.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Danger and death are symbolized by the skull and crossbones, which is often found on labels that warn of poisonous contents.
The skull and crossbones was also adopted by pirate ships and the Hell’s Angels. Each Halloween the skull— with or without the crossbones—is still used to warn of danger and death.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A symbol of poison, a skull and cross- bones may come to reflect the poisoned ideals or negative influences that present a clear danger in your life. It may also indicate that you have been poisoned by the influence of another.... Ariadne's Book of Dream