The birthday is a magical time when wishes are fulfilled, but where somebody could also cast a spell over you (“Sleeping Beauty”). Important are the gifts, the kind of celebration, and how old you became. Gifts usually represent characteristics of the dreamer or the person whom the dreamer is meeting and are an indication of how rich your life is because of them. In addition, a birthday is a celebration of your personal existence and your individual characteristics are the gifts. They are worthy of being honored. Pay attention to the overall flavor of the birthday party. How did you feel?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Whether it is your birthday or the birthday of someone else, this dream represents a leap in consciousness or growth. Consider the feeling tone. See Graduation or Party.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Any celebration is a time for a release of or change in energy, and a birthday gives an opportunity to look back and take stock, from a spiritual perspective, either of the year just past or of the decade.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of your own, or another person’s birthday, means good luck is coming your way.
To dream of birthday presents - or receiving a birthday card - has the same meaning as above.
If you dream that people forgot your birthday, your dream may be telling you that you have forgotten something in real life, like an important date or appointment. Alternately, this dream may represent your fear of being abandoned by friends.... My Dream Interpretation
This milestone marker is something everyone has each year, and it comes with a variety of strong feelings. Your personal associations with your own birthday must be considered in interpreting a dream that has a birthday in it, especially if it is your own. Such a dream may reflect feelings you have about aging.
If the dream birthday celebration is for someone else in the dream, consider this to be an anniversary marker of an ongoing cycle as it relates to the quality of your personality assigned to the person whose birthday it is.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see a birthday cake in your dream is a wonderful omen, meaning the best of your wishes will be realized. It also represents your willingness to share your life with others.... My Dream Interpretation
Receiving happy surprises, means a multitude of high accomplishments. Working people will advance in their trades. Giving birthday presents, denotes small deferences, if given at a fe^te or reception.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Candles represent protection, spirituality and guidance.
To see a burning candle in your dream signifies that good luck and hope will be coming your way in small and steady amounts. You are in a comfortable stage in your life and may be seeking spiritual enlightenment.
A dream about lighting candles symbolizes your intellect, enlightenment, awareness or the search for truth.
To dream of putting out candles means you have solved a real life problem.
To see an unlit candle, denotes that you have feelings or rejection or disappointments. You are not utilizing your fullest potential.
To see a candle blow out in your dream, indicates that you are surrendering a significant aspect of yourself. You are letting go of something that used to be important to you.
To watch a candle burn down to nothing in your dream represents fears of aging, sickness or dying.
To see a red colored candle in your dream symbolizes some intimate or romantic relationship. You may not be giving the relationship a fair chance and are dismissing it before you invested time to learn more about the other person. On the other hand, you may just not be feeling any chemistry or passion.
To see candle wax in your dream indicates that there is too much activity going on in your life. You may need to slow down and take a break.... My Dream Interpretation
Because of their association with light in the darkness, candles can indicate something of spiritual significance—protection from the unseen, and guidance through the unknown (the light in the window to welcome you safely home). Many candles together unify a purpose or a cause (e.g., a mass, a march, a wake, a celebration). Extinguishing candles portends the passing of a problem, or perhaps a wish to cease overindulgence from “burning one’s candle at both ends.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If they are without any defect, giving off a good odour, it means he will discharge Zakaah and his wealth will remain protected against all calamities. Also his wealth will be purified and his own condition will improved.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Example: I went back in time in circles, almost as if going unconscious. I went back and back and then there came this awful smell such as I’ve never experienced. I always felt it was the smell of death. I would wake ternfied. One night my husband, a practical and down to eanh man, said he would read me to sleep to see if it helped me not to have the dream. It made no difference, I still had the nightmare. Imagine my surprise though. He said “I knew you’d had the dream again for there was an awful smell in the room for a minute” (Mrs E C).
A smell can remind us of a particular situation or person. Odour attracts, repels, relaxes or offends, and so depicts feeling responses and intuition, and may summarise what we feel about a person or situation. Frequently in dreams a smell expresses an intuition of something rotten in one’s life if the smell is bad—rotten might mean ‘bad’ emotions felt in a relationship, a hunch or feelings about something, as in the example; memories. Good smell: good feelings; non-verbalised intimations or love.
Also explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell. Idioms: on the right scent; throw someone off the scent; in bad/good odour with; odour of sanctity; smell a rat; smell of greasepaint; smells fishy; something stinks to high heaven; like stink; raise a stink; what you did stinks. See nose under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream that you are missing one of your five senses, it is a strong signal that you feel out of control in a real life situation. You may feel you don’t have the capability to handle a certain situation you’re in, or you may feel out of touch with reality in some way.
If you dream that one of your senses is heightened (extra strong), you will triumph in a difficult situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Smelling a sweet fragrance in a dream means uneasiness or a light illness. Smelling a bad odor in a dream means hearing or speaking bad words, or it could mean distress or depression.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
At times you may experience the sense of smell in your dreams.
The smell could be environmental.
If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment, you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant order.
For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food she once cooked.
The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience in your dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A bad odor symbolizes aversion (“I cant stand the smell of “). Pleasant smells symbolize affection. Furthermore, the expression “having a nose for news” may play a role in this image, pointing to the fact that you can either trust your intuition (do you “smell a rat”.7) or that you should trust more.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or where the smell is coming from. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed and particular note should be taken of what it is we smell.
2- Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells which are associated with that time, e.g. baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.
3- As one’s spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognise smells from the past on a clairvovant level can be somewhat frightening. Provided this ability is recognised merely as a means of identifying a time, place or person there need be no problem and we need have no fear.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Pleasant smells/fragrances are a sign of positive emotions, while foul smells indicate that the feelings you have for another person are dying—or that something in your environment—or your life—”stinks to high heaven.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a fragrance or aroma signify whether or not something is healthy for you.
If the smell is pleasing, then consider that this dream is giving you a green light to proceed with the relationship, career opportunity, or creative project you are considering.
If the smell is offensive, then consider this to me a message to stop and take a step back to sniff out what is really going on. Also, dreams of a particular fragrance or scent can reconnect you with a scentsational memory, or a nostalgic, but powerful aspect of yourself. See Nose.... Strangest Dream Explanations
As our spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognize smells from the past on a clairvoyant level can be rather alarming. In dreams, provided this ability is recognized merely as a means of identifying a time, place or person, we need not be afraid.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a smell often implies an actual physical sensation. Your nose may be picking up an odor that really exists. It’s important to be aware of this, especially if the smell is that of smoke or gas. Try to condition yourself to wake up whenever an ominous odor appears in a dream.
If this isn’t the case, dreaming of pleasant odors such as flowers, the salt air, or good food cooking symbolizes good times ahead, usually associated with whatever is giving off the odor. See Flowers, Beach, Coffee, etc.
Dreaming of unpleasant odors is a sign that something is being kept from you - as in the old saying, “I smell a rat.”... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To smell something in your dream, indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell. Your dream is trying to convey a feeling by associating it with a familiar smell or scent. Alternatively, the scent may be part of your real environment which you have incorporated into your dream.
For a bad smell, see “Smelly”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
Smells may be very revealing in dreams; so learn to pay attention to them. They may be particularly useful in making links with events in childhood (when odours, good or bad, tended to play a more prominent part in life).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Experiences from the past play a part in distinguishing what a smell in a dream means to the dreamer. Sometimes we remember people by the odors we identify them with, like grandpa’s pipe tobacco. In this example, the significance of the dream would depend on what grandpa meant to the dreamer.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
At times you may experience the sense of smell in your dreams.
If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment, you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant odor. For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food she once cooked. The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience.
If the smell is repulsive in your dream, ask yourself what is rotten or corrupted in your life; alternatively, is your unconscious telling you that it has sniffed out danger or ’smelt a rat’?
Smells can remind you of a particular person or situation; they can also suggest good or bad feelings. For example, a pleasant smell could depict happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell could hold memories of trauma or difficulty. Smells can also act as a warning in a dream, as intuitive information is often recognized by a particular smell. You may have a good or bad reaction to the smell depending on your associations with it. Dreams involving the sense of smell may also be explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell: on the right scent, throw someone off the scent, smell a rat, smells fishy, stinks to high heaven, what you did stinks and so on.
The appearance of your nose or the nose of someone you know in your dream may be significant.
If the nose suddenly grows long, could you be telling lie after lie in the real world? If it transforms into a broken one, are you about to fall out with someone in the real world? If your nose was blocked, is there something about your waking circumstances that is getting up your nose? See also Nose entry in BODY. When you dream of smelling perfume you are often being reminded of particular memories. Smells in dreams can be evocative and you may need to recapture or reexamine a certain emotion associated with that perfume.... The Element Encyclopedia
The odor of fresh flowers smelled in a dream predicts happy days of courtship.
The smell of burning wood or of autumn leaves is & forerunner of an early marriage and pleasant home ties. Perfumes are a harbinger of intrigue. Disagreeable odors of any kind indicate broken en, gagements.... The Complete Dream Book
On the dream plane, smells frequently engender memories of past experiences and our reactions to those experiences. Like other senses, the way we feel about each aroma is very personal, and should be interpreted accordingly.... The Language of Dreams
Rarely we dream of scents that are not from the physical space where we are sleeping. Otherwise, the smells in dreams have a highly sensuous connotation.
It is possible that the unconscious has launched a compensation mechanism in response to lack of satisfactory sexual intercourse. Although sharp and unpleasant odors are very rare, if you perceived one, it means that you are reacting to the attitudes of others.
Each scent has a specific meaning. Mothballs allude to scandal; ginger, to love affairs; jasmine, to true spiritual experience; lavender, happiness in relationships; and nutmeg, deception. In general, a bad smell means disease; and a good one, health. Perfume denotes beauty and pride. To notice a good smell emanated by someone promises new friends; but if someone detects your odor, it is indicative of lost friendships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
There are dreams in which the sense of smell is activated. Smell is the most primitive of all of the senses, and there are powerful sense memories that are evoked when certain smells are present. This type of deep memory- response may be what is triggering a dream in which smell plays a role.
If there is something specific that is being smelled in the dream, use that to inform your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of something smelly (an unpleasant odor) predicts anxieties which could be major or minor, depending on how bad the dream smell is. Also, to smell something in your dream often indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell. Your dream may be trying to convey a feeling to you by associating it with a familiar smell.... My Dream Interpretation
Fragrant flowers such as roses, jasmine, narcissus, marigold, daisies etc.- if any of these are seen detached from its stem-it suggest that the observer will lose his accumulated wealth. But if they are not, it is a harbinger of a son who will be good, hones and righteous. How righteous he will be depends on the intensity of the fragrance given off by such a flower.... Islamic Dream Interpretation