Alternative womb and fertility symbol, especially if filled with liquid (see Milk, Juice, Water, Wine).
Arthurian and Druidical lore identify this emblem as the grail, the cup that signifies humankind’s connection with nature and each other.
Christian: The sacredness of life and the quality of forgiveness (the cup of Christ’s blood). In this case, do you drink freely of what’s offered you, or pour it away?
Unity. In Gypsy, pagan, and Hebrew marriage and courtship rites, people drinking from one cup link their destinies and become as one.
Refusing: Wishing to avert a personal trial that is really unavoidable (note the story of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane). Alternatively, rejecting an opportunity for friendship or camaraderie because of suspicious motivations.
In Eastern philosophy, a cup is shaped by what it contains. What metaphorical beverages do you incorporate into yourself by drinking of this cup?... The Language of Dreams
A cup in a dream also denotes exposing hidden secrets.
A filled cup in a dream represents a pregnant woman, if the water disappears in the dream, it means that she will give birth to a new child.
A broken glass in a dream means death.
A broken glass in a dream also signifies the death of one’s wife.
If one sees himself carrying a glass of water, then if the glass falls and breaks, while the water remains in his hand in the dream, it means that his wife maydie soon after giving birth to a new son.
If the glass does not break and the water is spilled in the dream, it means that she will live and the newborn will die.
A cup in a dream also represents a housekeeper, or it could mean money.
The substance of a cup in a dream is interpreted the same way as that of a woman. Eating a glass cup in a dream means suffering adversities.
(Also see Drinking; Mug)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An offering is being made which the dreamer would do well to identify. Often the feminine is offering an opportunity from the unconscious.
2- Intuitively, if we arc open to the more feminine side, we are able to both give and receive help and assistance.
3- The feminine awareness of the draught of life, immortality and plenty is intuitively and sensitively used.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A coffee mug signifies that you are ready to communicate with someone important to you.
A plastic-coated party cup may point to your readiness to cxpenence joy and the celebration of life.
A broken or chipped cup may represent internal damage that makes it difficult to fulfill your desires.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A broken cup: you will break up with a friend or a loved one.
Depth Psychology: A cup might be a sign of your sexual needs or your need for friendly companionship. See Container, Mug, Vessel.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your cup runneth over, then this dream symbolizes that you are thriving in prosperity.
If your cup is empty, then this dream either symbolizes that you are feeling empty or available to receive. See Chalice.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An ordinary teacup or mug for instance focuses on mundane matters and – for a woman – her feelings about domestic concerns. In a man’s dream the emphasis is more likely to be on his feelings about his wife, family and happiness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A decorated or fancy cup foretells that you can avoid social embarrassment by heeding the advice of a loyal friend.... My Dream Interpretation
If it is a porcelain cup, you will enjoy peace and tranquility; but a plastic cup will bring economic difficulties, and the conflicts will torment you. A full cup is a sign of unexpected earnings; empty, of bad luck, and broken, of familial disagreements.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The state of a cup in a dream is a reflection of how well you are attending to this aspect of life.
The sharing of a cup is a powerful symbol of connection and unity and may be reflected in a dream as well.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A wardrobe suggests a period of transition and, because it houses our clothes, how we deal with our self-image, whereas a larder represents our ability to preserve or conserve our stores of energy. Finding a hidden cupboard suggests rediscovering something we may have forgotten. Opening a cupboard and finding it bigger than expected suggests available opportunities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream cupboard was bare, it predicts lean times in the offing; if it was full or reasonably well-stocked, you can expect your interests to flourish.
If your dream involved putting supplies in a cupboard, it signifies recovery of losses through your own efforts.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) A cupboard may symbolize yourself. Do you, in the dream, open the cupboard? If so, what do you find there? Whatever it is, it should be seen as some part of yourself, albeit your unconscious - hidden - self. ‘Skeletons in cupboards’ are parts of yourself to which you have denied a place in your conscious life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the cupcake had very sweet icing, fun times are ahead for you. Also, you may be coming into some money, or if you have a job, perhaps you’ll get a raise.
To eat a cupcake in a dream is more fortunate than to bake or buy it, although anything to do with cupcakes is lucky.... My Dream Interpretation
(See Cake.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If cupping is administered but no blood comes from it in the dream, it represents buried monies that one cannot find. Cupping in a dream also means silence, desistance or abstaining from reply.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A warning sign of alcoholism. What is the goblet made of? What is in it? Possibly something poisonous? The next question would be what kind of poison.
Classical symbol in depth psychology for female sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream of a porcupine, portends that she will fear her lover.
To see a dead one, signifies your abolishment of ill feelings and possessions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A porcupine in a dream also represents deceit, spying, betraying someone, hiding, or evil.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Your friendship is being taken advantage of.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Defense mechanisms working overtime.
Metaphorically bristling at any new ideas, possibilities, or relationships for fear of failure or being hurt.
You may be threatening others in order to get your own way, whether or not you actually intend to follow through on the warning given.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: The porcupine serves as a warning: don’t be so naive. It could also mean that you either planned to do a good deed for another person and were rebuffed, or you have painted yourself into a corner. Killing a porcupine: you got rid of a “prickly” person. Watching a porcupine catch a mouse: a very materialistic or sting)’ person is taking advantage of you. Getting pricked by a quill: someone is trying to ruin your reputation or harm vou.
Depth Psychology: The porcupine reflects your need for safety and security. It could also indicate actual mistrust on your part, which could influence your relationships. Have you “painted yourself into a corner”? Are you “being prickly”?... Dreamers Dictionary
For a woman to break or see them broken, omens her pleasure and good fortune will be marred by a sudden trouble.
To drink wine from one, foretells fortune and pleasure will be combined in the near future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation