Ancient art and literature are crowded with references to dreams. For thousands of years dreams have been credited with supernatural or prophetic significance by the majority of the world’s spiritual traditions. The Bible, for instance, makes it clear that dreams are divine messages and this explanation for dreams was shared by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, all of whom also believed that dreams had healing powers.
Certain cultures, such as the Australian Aborigines and many African and Native American tribes, have always believed dreaming to be a way in which an individual can enter into the collective spirit memory. To this day, dream pooling plays an important role in those societies where tribal members gather together for the purpose of interpreting dreams. Another view is held by the Inuit of Hudson Bay in Canada, who believe that when a person falls asleep and dreams, their soul goes wandering.
The Egyptians are thought to have been the first to develop a system of contrary dream interpretation; a positive dream, for example, predicts misfortune and a nightmare predicts an improvement in waking fortunes. They produced the earliest known dream dictionary, written approximately 4,000 years ago. Now called the Chester Beatty Papyrus, it came from Thebes in Egypt and is kept in the British Museum.
It was the ancient Greeks, however, who first proposed the theory that dreams were not from some external, divine source but internal communications, or the divine spark within. Plato (427-347 BC) suggested that dreams were expressions of a person’s hidden desires, whilst his pupil Aristotle (384-322 BC) speculated that dreams shared similar themes and were not divine oracles but coincidences. It was the ‘father of medicine’ Hippocrates (460-377 BC) who proposed that dream symbols reflect the state of the dreamer’s body—for example, fire denoted indigestion—and should be regarded as valuable diagnostic tools.
The first fully-fledged dream researcher to focus on dream symbols and dream themes was a Roman living in Greek Asia Minor called Artemidorus (AD 138-180), who wrote a book about dream interpretation that is still in print. As far as Artemidorus was concerned, dream symbols had certain meanings but the most important aspect of dream interpretation was the symbols’ personal significance to the dreamer, along with the dreamer’s personal circumstances.
In much of Europe, even though the early Christians respected dreams for their spiritual significance, the repressive control of the Roman Catholic Church put a stop to any attempts at dream interpretation. By the fifteenth century, dreams were regarded as no longer significant or important. Even a century or so later, Shakespeare called them ‘children of the idle brain’. This school of thought persisted into the eighteenth century, when dreams were still thought to be meaningless.
In the early nineteenth century, when the restrictive influence of the Church began to wane and members of the German Romantic movement—in their quest for spontaneous expression—rediscovered the potential of dreams, a revival of interest in dream interpretation began to trickle into the mainstream with the publication of popular dream dictionaries such as Raphael’s Royal Book of Dreams (1830). The stage was now set for Freud and Jung; two men who continue to have the greatest impact on the way we interpret dreams today.... Dreampedia
What relationship is sustained between the average man and his dreams?
Then why is man not always able to correctly interpret his dreams?
If they relate to the future, why is it we so often dream of the past?
Why is it that present environments often influence our dreams?
What is an apparition?
How does subjectivity deal with time?
If that is so, why can’t you tell us accurately of our future as you do of our past?
In ancient Greece, people believed that dreams were a direct contact with the gods. One of the principal uses of dreams was for healing. Sick people went to special temples that were dedicated to dreaming as a curative method. There, a physician would help to induce a dream, which the physician would then interpret as a guide to the treatment of the ailment, and its cause as well. In modern times, the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, drew upon the writings of Artemidorus, a Greek who lived in the second century B.C.E. whom Freud much admired. Artemidorus’s books have been preserved for over two thousand years and were in constant use as references before the scientific revolution put dreams into the category of “unimportant nonsense.”
At the time of the Italian Renaissance, when rational thinking was beginning to come to the fore, dreams began to be dismissed as trivial by-products of sleep. William Shakespeare denounced dreams as “the children of an idle brain.” (On the other hand, he wrote eloquently on the nature of dreams in his play Hamlet!) John Dryden, an English philosopher, dismissed dreams as the result of indigestion or infection. The bias against dreams continued through the nineteenth century, when most people thought that dreams were caused by some external stimulus—such as a knock on the door making a person dream the house was being burglarized. Aside from such shallow interpretation, most ordinary people, doctors and philosophers, church fathers and professors, believed that dreams had no meaning and saw no need to heed them.
In his autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Dr. Jung tells of a dream in which he was a guest at a garden party. Another guest was a woman from the town of Basel, a good friend of both Jung and his sister. In the dream, Jung says, he instinctively knew the woman from Basel would die. However, when he woke up he had no idea who the woman was in real life, though the dream was exceptionally vivid. He writes, “A few weeks later, I received news that a friend of mine had a fatal accident. I knew at once that she was the person I had seen in the dream but had been unable to identify.”
It took the work of Sigmund Freud to open people’s eyes once more to the possibility of dreams being important and useful. Though Freud was obsessed with sexual meanings in dreams to the exclusion of all else, he performed a useful service with the publication of his book on dream interpretation. However, his narrow view held that dreams were mere “wish fulfillment” and a substitute for sexual satisfaction. Fortunately, one of his student colleagues, Carl Gustav Jung of Switzerland, disagreed with Freud and formulated a more comprehensive theory of dream analysis.
Jung researched the previously unstudied territory of the unconscious and came up with the idea of a collective unconscious, through which all people were connected by a common store of knowledge and experience that often revealed itself in dreams.... Dreampedia
If seen in gloom or at night, it predicts sadness of a temporary nature. Safe places (could be temporary), sanctuary, perhaps help is on its way, coming to you. Sanctuary; temporary safety.
To dream that you are in an abbey is confirmation that you are safe and have no cause to worry needlessly, though this safety may only be temporary.
To come upon an abbey unexpectedly is a sign that there is help around the corner. Apply this to any worries you may have and look at the other symbols in the dream and how they relate to this. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The significance of this dream is evidently due to the regard in which the clergy of past ages held their gypsy brethren.... The Fabric of Dream
If your abdomen is exposed, this signifies trust and vulnerability, and in women it may indicate a desire for motherhood.
If you are injured or shot in the stomach, this is about emotional hurt. Traditional folklore says that dreaming of your abdomen can foretell infidelity. A shriveled abdomen warns of lies, a swollen abdomen promises success. To see your navel in your dream represents your being and self. The dream may suggest that you need to find your center and middle ground.... The Element Encyclopedia
If this is the case, your dream was simply playing out your natural feelings of anxiety.
However, most dreams about abortion, miscarriage and still birth aren’t to be interpreted literally, as they refer to a concept you may have been mulling over, or an idea that is not realizing its potential or is not supported by your confidence or desire. There may be a need to reject a feeling, emotion, belief or concept which could be problematic in waking life. Decisions need to be taken which will help you get rid of what is no longer wanted in waking life.
How did you feel about the abortion in your dream? If you were distressed, perhaps someone or something is trying to prevent you from succeeding.
If you were relieved, your unconscious may be urging you to change direction or change your mind. Perhaps the concept is too demanding or the idea is flawed in some way. On the other hand, the dream may also have referred to something or someone about which you feel guilty. Dreams that focus on miscarriage may have the same interpretation but they may also refer to a miscarriage of justice, especially if you felt anger in your dream. Is someone in waking life taking the credit you deserve? Still birth dreams are in some ways more devastating and sad than dreams about miscarriage, as the baby has been brought to full term with the only element missing being the spark of life. In dreams, a still born baby may represent a talent you have allowed to die, or a relationship that has died due to neglect.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is often a recurrent dream, especially, while dieting or for individuals that are trying to overcome an addiction. It represents the enormous effort the dreamer is exerting in order to achieve their goal. Sometimes, a former smoker dreams that he holds a cigar and, without even realizing, has smoked half of it. Frequently, the dream ends violently. The dreamer wakes up terrified, feeling that all her effort was in vain. This type of dream seems to be a signal from the unconscious not to trust your self-control entirely and remain alert to avoid falling back into such a vice.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. Sign that one’s life in general needs toning down. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you abstain (by choice) from drink or from any sort of temptation is a warning against overconfidence. But to dream that you abstain from necessity indicates that success and prosperity are on the way.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream that you practice abstinence from drinking or any other sort of sensual temptation can be and should be considered a warning against being over confidant. But to dream that you have to show abstinence out of necessity indicates that great rewards are on their way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that you abstain (by choice) from drink or from any sort of temptation is a warning against over-confidence.
But to dream that you abstain from necessity indicates that success and prosperity are on the way.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dream of accosting someone, then you are exposing and/or releasing aggression and your need to control in a way that has negative consequences.... Strangest Dream Explanations
However, you can expect money in the form of profits or a legacy if you were accosted by a woman, a beggar, or anyone known to you.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Avoid unusual business risks, unless you dreamed of completing the acrostic, in which case your contemplated speculation wiU be lucky.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you favor a certain celebrity and you find yourself dreaming of them, it may refer to a physical or character trait that you wish to possess.
If you are an actor or actress, it may refer to the hard work that you have been putting into your job. Pay attention to the role you are playing; it may be a sign. Dreams of artists, photographers and cameramen may be suggesting that there is an artist or photographer within you that is crying out for expression. Take note of what you were drawing, painting, photographing or filming, as it could have special significance. A dream conductor or musician suggests an urge to control your creativity or to shape the destiny of others. Music is also often associated with spirituality, so a conductor may suggest spiritual aspirations. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Do you need more attention? Are you too ambitious?
Neither objective can be achieved through your present conduct. Are you playing games with others—or yourself? To what end? See Stage.... Dreamers Dictionary
If it involved the affairs of others, you can expect an improvement in your business relations. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If it involved the affairs of others, you can expect an improvement in your business relations.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If Afghanistan appears in your dreams, your unconscious may have been using the intense media coverage in recent years as raw material, the battle-scarred landscape acting as a symbol for insecurity and conflict in your waking life. On the other hand, it may have been using it to represent hope and new beginnings.... The Element Encyclopedia
To break an alabaster figure or vessel, denotes sorrow and repentence.
For a young woman to lose an alabaster box containing incense, signifies that she will lose her lover or property through carelessness of her reputation.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a piece of alabaster broken, smashed, discolored it is indicating disappointment. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream that you break an alabaster figurine indicates that you harbor feelings of great sadness and are remorseful for certain decisions and acts.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The alchemist, wizard and magician are capable of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Whereas a wizard is associated with magical powers, the magician tends to be seen more as an entertainer. The alchemist tries to turn base metals into gold, but in its highest manifestation, alchemy seeks complete spiritual transformation. The scientist and inventor are associated with advances and developments in human history. The shadow sides of these archetypes are found in the misuse of the power and knowledge to transform people’s lives. This archetype may appear in your dreams if your work or living situation demands that you be especially inventive. On the other hand, it could suggest that you, or someone you know, may be using skills and knowledge for unethical purposes.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to lose an amethyst, fortells broken engagements and slights in love. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If lost indications of broken engagements. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Maintaining control over yourself and your situation. In the Middle Ages, this stone got the reputation of keeping people from getting drunk because whole goblets were formed from it. When filled with any substance, the effect was like looking at wine.
Religious authority in a specific area of belief. This stone appears in both bishops’ and cardinals’ rings.
Psychic energy and prophetic dreams. Pay particular attention to anything “futuristic” about this dream’s story line.
In dream oracles, an emblem that assures safety from harm, or possibly a turn of events for the better.... The Language of Dreams
Losing one of these is indicative of trouble in love affairs.
Receiving a gift of an amethyst is a forerunner of good luck in every direction.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream that you lose an amethyst is a warning that you will face failures when it comes to relationships and matrimony.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you lose a piece of amethyst jewelry then you will see the reverse of these conditions.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
See also Stone(s), Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(See Stones, Boulders / Rocks.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Pardon)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- We arc numbing - or avoiding something we don’t want to face. We may be creating a situation which requires external management. We perhaps need to be quiescent and let events unfold around us.
3- As with amnesia, an anaesthetic can be a possible indication of death, but usually of part of ourselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
(2) Alternatively, the* dream may be telling you that you need to get into the habit of letting vour consciousness go to sleep occasionally so as to allow the unconscious to have its saw... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The analyst represents such power to transform, as well as the often avoided self awareness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- The presence of an analyst can represent the knowledge that we are not acting appropriately in a situation in waking life.
3- We are in contact with the transformative power within.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see an analyst in your dream means that you should change your behavior towards a certain matter or circumstance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If a particular ancestor is highlighted, then you need to explore your personal associations with that person. For example, your great-aunt could have been renowned for her psychic abilities, so a dream about her might represent that intuitive tendency in you. Family scenes in your dream may represent feelings of security and unity, or a desire for this in your waking life. The appearance of your whole family together in a dream can indicate that you are yearning for the security and togetherness of childhood and home. On the other hand, if you dream that you see your family but are not present among them or are ignored by them, perhaps you feel emotionally distant from them at present. The appearance or mention of your family name in dreamland calls attention to your heritage or family situation.
If family planning is a feature of your dream, this suggests the need to take responsibility for your future. A family room suggests congeniality. Members of the extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews) usually appear in a dream as an aspect of yourself relevant to the person you dreamed about. For example, if your cousin is shy in waking life, his appearance in a dream may refer to the inhibited part of yourself.
To dream of a family tree may indicate your true spiritual heritage, providing you with a record of your origins and your place in the overall scheme of things; alternatively, if you believe in reincarnation, particularly genetic reincarnation, it may represent your own past lives.
If you are finding it difficult to analyze the meaning of your dream, it may be that your unconscious has cast a feminine or masculine archetype in the role of the relation. To determine if this is the case, ask yourself if your dream uncle has more in common with the archetypal wise old man than your father’s brother, or if your dream niece has more in common with the archetypal amazon or huntress.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Need for a vacation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the idea of inoculation or vaccination is present as well, you may want to protect yourself from intrusive emotions or unwanted urges.
Injections imply healing and protection, so this dream may be trying to show you how to become emotionally fit. Bear in mind that the syringe is also a phallic symbol, so your dream may have sexual connotations. Although much disliked and feared, the syringe is generally a benign symbol in dreams that work for your benefit. It emphasizes the message that in life, sometimes a little hardship and pain is needed for the greater good.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the coldness is in the lower part of the body, this suggests sexual coldness and again, lack of passion. Coldness in the chest (heart) suggests lack of feelings or feeling cold towards someone.
Cold feet indicate a fear of doing something or indecision. The image of a dead body in a dream depicts feelings and potential to which we have not given expression in daily life.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is said that lightning without rain symbolizes impending disaster for both, a musaafir as well as muqeem.
It is also said that lightning with rain symbolizes cure and remedy for a sick person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The Imaam exclaimed: “How wonderful a dream you have seen! You are being soaked in the rahmath and bounties of Allah. You will be granted peace and rizq in abundance”.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a traveller sees the Antichrist in his dream, it means that a band of robbers may attack him. His appearance in a dream also denotes the conquest of a land which is saturated with evil.
If one becomes the Antichrist or accompanies him in a dream, it means that he will suffer from black magic, sorcery, falsehood, decrepitude or it could denote that a global disease will appear on earth and cause mass physical defects, destruction and death.
The landmarks that the Antichrist passes by in a dream represent adversities, trials, injustice, ruins, inundations with floods, destruction of crops and drought.
(Also see One-eyed)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If others are arrested, you’ll soon receive a surprise gift.
If you are released from an arrest in a dream, it means that a sudden success will be yours.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
As a metaphor, it can mean a process that has been cut off prematurely, as in the expression “arrested development.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If they resist the officers, you will have great delight in pushing to completion the new enterprise. See Prisoner.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Fears of medical problems (cardiac arrest). ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- To dream of being arrested suggests the restraint of one’s natural self-expression by moral judgements or questions of right or wrong from other people, lo dream of arresting someone else would indicate our instinctive disapproval of that part of ourselves which is represented by that person in the dream.
2- Psychologically, we are unsure of our motives in an action we are contemplating. We should slop and carefully consider our behaviour before we act.
3- There is a need for authority.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of arresting someone else would indicate our instinctive disapproval of certain actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are guilty of the crime in your dream though, it foretells that a season of unfortunate incidents is ahead of you. Dreams of seeing others arrested means you want to make changes in your life, but you are nervous about not succeeeding.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Artistic achievement.
3. Picturing oneself living in a garret could mean that one is being too vain, considering self above others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Architect; Painter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- We need to make use of our desire or ability to be creative. We may also be linking with that part of ourselves which records events for posterity.
3- The Creator, the Guiding Principle often manifests as the artist in dreams.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of posing in the nude for an artist is a sign that your frankness will win a high position for you.... The Complete Dream Book
The picture that you are painting may reflect your feelings and attitudes regarding a certain issue or matter.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of a famous artist, you need to ask yourself what this particular artist means to you, and how you feel about his or her work.
If you’re a fan, then you’re on the right track, either with regard to a specific matter you’re concerned about or your life in general.
If the artist is an unknown male figure, then your intellect is trying to convey a message about something you’re working on. Consider the picture: Is it just begun, half finished, nearly complete? Is it a good painting, or is it a mess?
If the artist is an unknown female figure, then the picture concerns matters of the emotions. Again, look at the picture itself, as well as the other symbols in the dream, to judge what the picture is trying to tell you.
The same goes if YOU are the artist.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
See also Oil Painting, Pictures, Sculpture, Museum, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are painting a picture, it may represent the description of your own situation at the time. So, soon you will see things more clearly.
Probably, you need to brush up your plans in order to gain recognition.
If in the dream you talk about art, you might be promoted at work.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the dream features behavior that is excessive or dangerous, you may be engaging in patterns in your waking life that are not serving you by being too impulsive. Consider the media that the artist works in as well.
A sculptor is more grounded and earthy, whereas a painter is more connected to passion.
A performance artist is more aligned with acting out behaviors.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of an artist at work may indicate a repressed desire, and possibly a potential talent, to express oneself in a creative arena.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
In dreams, the artist archetype suggests the need for self-expression. The shadow artist indicates an eccentric nature and the madness that often accompanies genius. In evaluating your relationship to this archetype, recognize that the need to inspire others in some way—for example through teaching, writing, listening and encouraging—is as much an expression of the artist archetype as actually holding a brush in your hand. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If they appear in your dreams they can enlighten and inspire us to follow our dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
If any one assists you, you will be pleasantly situated, and loving friends will be near you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Helpful hands, of which you may be unaware. Consider the source of aid shown in the dream for its literal or figurative meaning, then find a correlation in your life.... The Language of Dreams
See also Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the asteroid hits the earth then it may mean that these initiatives are not taking root and you must think of new ideas.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the asteroid hits the earth, then it indicates that your idealistic notions are deteriorating are being shattered apart.... My Dream Interpretation
A spectre or picture of your astral self brings heart-rending tribulation. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An astrolabe in a dream also represents someone connected with the leadership of a land. Accompanying such a person in a dream then means benefits equal to what one sees in his dream. Seeing an astrolabe in a dream also may connote someone with uncertainty, or an ever changing person who lacks determination, loyalty, or honor.
(Also see Astrologer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An astrologer in a dream also may mean knowledge of people’s secrets, curiosity, inquisitiveness, meddling in people’s affairs, divulging people’s secrets, soothsaying, fortune-telling, backbiting, predicting the future, hearsay, gossip, distress or trouble.
If the one who is seeing the dream suffers from any of the above ills, seeing an astrologer in a dream also means dispelling such misfortunes. Seeing an astrologer in a dream also signifies marriage, divorce, the death of a sick person, travels, delivering a baby, hearing good or bad news. Seeing an astrologer in a dream also may denote knowledge, following the true path and acting upon it, for a God fearing astrologer mostly arbitrates by the prophetic rules.
(Also see Astrolabe; Divination; Fortuneteller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Horoscope.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are given an astrological forecast or see your horoscope in your dream, this may offer a significant message which should be analyzed closely to see how it relates to your life. A dream astrologer often represents your intuition or unconscious insights into yourself and others; there may be a link with your need for a sense of destiny or direction. But perhaps you do not believe in astrology, in which case your dream might be suggesting you are being misled in some way.
Astrology can enter your dream world in ways that you have probably never imagined. The celestial messages may come through symbols, numbers, archetypes, elements, planets, gemstones, body parts, plants, colors and places associated with a particular sign of the Zodiac. It is also possible that symbols in your dreams can be connected to astrological ideas relating to your own birth chart or people connected to you. A person appearing in a dream can be an aspect of your psyche, show an attitude or quality, represent the real person, be a symbol, or a combination of all of these. Similarly, several other elements can have meaning if you are able to crack the code. For example, if you dream you are a warrior charging into battle, this is definitely an Aries theme. At critical times of transformation in your life you can dream of the astrological event that is thought to correspond to what is actually happening. For example, when you experience a Saturn Return, which according to astrologers is a time of coming of age and maturing that only happens once every twenty-nine years (between the ages of 28-30, 57-59, 86-88), you might dream of climbing a mountain and reaching the top of the first peak.
If you dream of a particular Zodiac sign or symbol, see Zodiac signs below. See also SPACE AND SCIENCE.... The Element Encyclopedia
If an astrologer is talking to you: you are examining a situation (and yourself) and are going to be successful. Dreaming about seeing astrological signs (signs of the zodiac or symbols of planets) means you are gaining insights into issues that have previously been foreign to you. Life will change for the better. See Fortune-teller, Planets, Signs of the Zodiac, Stars.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. One knows that a certain situation will require courage. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a young woman to dream that she is going to be married in August, is an omen of sorrow in her early wedded life. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Unexpected news.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If there is an extreme feeling tone of austerity in your dream, then your subconscious is telling you to loosen up and goof off in order to find the balance you need. See Martyr.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The power to change a situation is actually well within your reach. There are certain aspects of your life that will bring you knowledge and help you in moving toward greater success. Be more aware in your daily life of signs and opportunities.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the ballast was being taken on, it is a warning to guard your resources; however, if the ballast was being thrown overboard, you may expect some cherished hope to be realized.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If it appears broken it indicates instability and lack of poise when making important decisions.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is not that others are keeping you from it; you yourself are responsible for the situation! However, jumping a barrier means that you will overcome hurdles in real life. Standing in front a very tall barrier: a hint that you need to reexamine your plans—you’ve been too optimistic and idealistic; or you overestimated the situation. See Wood.
Depth Psychology: A barrier stands for inhibitions or hurdles that vou need to get over soon. Or are you protecting yourself against impending changes and/or people?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dreamed of being one, you can expect some unusual honor to come your way; of someone else being one, you can look forward to an improvement in your social standing.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For a woman to baste her sewing, omens much vacation owing to her extravagance. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is possible that help you are trying to give may be being viewed as interference.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Also see Hunter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see faceless beasts relates to some circumstance that you are failing to fully realize or confront; you are basically indifferent.
The dream also could mean that some event or person is raising worry and anxiety in you.
The Bible says that a beast is a symbol of honorable men who are undiscerning.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A beast may symbolize your own ‘animal nature’.
If so, it probably means that you take a low view of instinctive forces (‘the Beast’, after all, is a traditional name for the Devil or Antichrist). You - the conscious ego - therefore need to begin to interact creatively with your unconscious (vour body and your primal psychic energies) and give it more value and more expression in your conscious lite.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is very important to honor the beast within you in order to find your own true humanity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The interpretation of this symbol should start with the energy associated with the animal that appeared in the dream. Examining historical references that match your dream image can yield a treasure trove of information that your unconscious mind is attempting to convey to you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
See also Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The bed stand may be where you place the concerns you need to dream about or release at night... Ariadne's Book of Dream
You dream that you are lost, desperately trying to find your way home. No matter which direction you take, you never manage to find the right road and nobody you meet can help you. Often this dream indicates that you want a more fulfilling job or a different lifestyle but you have no idea how to proceed.
If you come to a crossroads and don’t know which way to take, it may mean that in waking life you are faced with several choices. You have to make a decision but don’t know what to base it on.
Your destination sometimes provides a clue to the meaning of the dream. Perhaps you are trying to get back to a place where you used to have happy times. This suggests that your current lifestyle is unsatisfactory. If you are looking for a place you associate with your youth the dream implies concerns about growing older.
Being lost in a place that feels dangerous reflects feelings of unease about a current situation. The dream is a warning that someone or something is posing a threat to your well-being.
Dreams about being lost have special significance if you’re middle- aged or elderly. The further you progress along your journey through life, the more essential it becomes to reassess your values and your priorities. Otherwise the more spiritual side of your nature remains unfulfilled so that, at a deeper level, you feel ‘lost’.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do / feel unfulfilled?
Am I faced with several choices?
Do I tend to live in the post?
Do / long to find my ‘spiritual home’?
If you bequeathed in your dream, you will receive something of value; but if you were the recipient of a dreamed bequest, be prepared for a small loss.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The relationships you have with those around you are important in learning about yourself, so look to the friends you dreamed about for signals of personality traits they have that you desire in yourself, and work on those things. Additionally, dreaming of friends sometimes foretells that you will hear happy news from them.
If you dream of seeing your friends saddened or troubled, in your dream, they are headed for distress in real life.
To see a friend in your dream who you no longer see in real life (the friendship is over or they moved away), means you wish for a time in your past when you had no responsibilities and things were much simpler and more carefree. You may be wanting to escape the the pressures and stresses of growing up. Or, it could be a signal that it’s time to start acting more mature.
If you dream of a friend dying, it means you have anxious feelings or insecurities about the friendship - you may worry that your friend is becoming distant from you or losing interest in the relationship.
If you dream of a friend that you don’t really have in real life, this person actually represents another side of you - the part that is usually repressed and hidden.... My Dream Interpretation
For a woman it foretells future security.
See also Wedding.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of dominating an animal smaller than you may indicate a power imbalance in your intimate relationship that you are not comfortable with.
To dream of watching bestiality and enjoying the experience may indicate a wish to ‘tame the wild beast’ within yourself.
Dreaming of bestiality in any form shows a personal power issue that is on the verge of being resolved.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If young ones are in the nest, it denotes successful journeys and satisfactory dealings.
If they are lonely and deserted, sorrow, and folly of yours will cause you anxiety. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A nest full of eggs means success in your personal life.
A nest full of baby birds presages a coming trip with friends.
An empty nest means that plans for a trip will fall through. See Bird for individual bird nests.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream of birds leaving the nest, it might suggest that you are taking on new responsibilities in waking life or are the parent of a child who is about to leave home. Similarly an empty nest can suggest your own sense of loneliness. Has your brood flown away to make their own way in the world?... The Element Encyclopedia
Aries(21 March-19 April)—topaz
Taurus(20 April-20 May)—garnet
Gemini(21 May-21 June)—emerald
Cancer(22 June-22 July)—sapphire
Leo(23 July-23 August)—diamond
Virgo(24 August-22 September)—zircon
Libra(23 September-23 October)—agate
Scorpio(24 October-21 November)—amethyst
Sagittarius (22 November-21 December)—beryl
Capricorn(22 December-19 January)—onyx
Aquarius(20 January-18 February)—jasper
Pisces(19 February-20 March)—ruby... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees himself touching the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he will follow and learn at the hand of one of the Imams of the Arabian peninsula. Seeing the sacred Black Stone in a dream is perhaps an indication of going to perform one’s pilgrimage.
If one sees himself cutting into the Black Stone in a dream, it means that he wants people to follow his personal opinions.
If he sees the pilgrims searching for the Black Stone but cannot find it in a dream, it means that he thinks of himself to be right and the rest of the people to be wrong. It also could mean that he possesses a knowledge which he hides from others. Ifhe touches the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he follows the teachings of an Imam from among the Hijazite Arabs.
If he sees the Black Stone being a castle for himself in a dream, it means that he follows religious innovations.
If he swallows the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he is a affected person who will mislead people.
(Also see Ka’aba; Corner Stone)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. May indicate more attention or effort is required toward problems or projects.
3. A need to address repressed anger or rage. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you got the blister from hard labor means you need to make more effort to overcome your little problems.
To dream that you got the blister from a burn, suggests an emotional or relationship problem. Where the blister is located is also important.
If the blister is on your hand, you are having issues related to power and your abilities.
If the blister is on your face, this relates to issues involving your identity and self-image.... My Dream Interpretation
If still in blister form, you need to release disharmony in order to heal. See Boil.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you burned yourself, have you got too close to the flames emotionally? Dreams in which you are burned alive or someone else is torched suggest the need for some kind of drastic change in your life. Rashes, sores and eczema are all unpleasant ailments that are not serious but uncomfortable as well as embarrassing. So if these conditions appear in a dream, what are you feeling ’sore,’ uncomfortable or embarrassed about? Although it may seem a big deal to you, your dream is telling you that you have no need to feel anxious as the situation is not as serious as you might think. The skin is a symbol of how you present yourself in public, so rashes are recognized as one of the most clearly psychosomatic disorders. In dreams, therefore, a skin rash can express lack of confidence in your ability to face the world. A dream bruise may reflect some emotional hurt or emerging health problem, whilst scars can carry their figurative sense of hurtful memories and suggest an awareness that emotional healing takes time.
For Jewish or Christian dreamers, boils may express feelings of guilt for how they have behaved towards someone in their waking life; this is because in the Bible, boils were the sixth of the ten plagues visited by God on the Egyptians to force Pharaoh to free the Israelites. Rough skin suggests a rough exterior, whilst burnt skin might indicate hurt in a relationship with the outside world or people.
If you are shedding skin like a snake, you are changing your way of life and leaving old attitudes behind. Spots and blemishes represent your sense of not being good enough in some way, and a feeling that other people see you as unattractive or see failings in you; they can also indicate shyness and the difficulties you experience being in the company of others.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to receive one as a gift, denotes she will suffer estrangement from one friend, but will, by this, gain one more worthy of her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is also reputed to grant all wishes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Repressed enjoyment of sexuality.
3. A feeling of suffocation, often in an intimate relationship.
4. Possible difﬁcult, tight or “constricting” times ahead. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To kill one is good. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To boast to a competitor, foretells that you will be unjust, and will use dishonest means to overcome competition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of visiting a book store, you will advance toward your goals at a slow and steady pace.... My Dream Interpretation
2. A need to acquire knowledge or pass it from one level of understanding to the next. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Bookseller; Marketplace)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(2) It or they may symbolize your mother, who gave you birth and nourishment. But are you too attached to her; does your attachment prevent you from achieving a properly independent individuality?
(3) The bosom or breasts may be those of Mother Earth, that is, the source of (new) life. In this case the dream is probably beckoning vou to look inside for sources of renewal and growth. Mother Nature dw ells within us: not in our consciousness, perhaps, but in our unconscious depths - the source of life, growth and healing.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To see a breakfast of fresh milk and eggs and a well filled dish of ripe fruit, indicates hasty, but favorable changes.
If you are eating alone, it means you will fall into your enemies’ trap.
If you are eating with others it is good. See Meals.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Desire to do something a little crazy; use caution in affairs.
3. An affair is growing more serious (not eating breakfast alone). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you’re eating the meal with others, however, it’s an indication you’ll get what you want if you’re patient enough to wait.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you dream of eating a healthy breakfast, then you are feeding yourself positive affirmations about your life.
If you dream of eating an unhealthy breakfast, then consider changing your negative thought patterns. Consider the types of food you are eating. See Food.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Alternatively, your mind may already be thinking ahead about what to make for breakfast in the morning. It is not uncommon for your fleeting thoughts to be incorporated into your dream.
If a lunch features in your dreams, this implies a need to take time out from your daily efforts to revitalize yourself. The appearance of a dream lunchbox could be urging you to get as much done as possible or economize financially.
Supper pertains to a need to revitalize and energize yourself, whereas dinner connotes your main source of nourishment. The dinnerware used will portray your personal perspective towards nourishing yourself. A dinner dance suggests the joyful, nourishing benefits. A dining room usually suggests a concentrated and enjoyable manner of being nourished, whereas a dining car corresponds to a need to pay attention to your emotional needs whilst on your life journey.
If you enjoy a snack in your dream this implies rejuvenation or the re-energizing of yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Porridge)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees a woman hanging down from her breast in a dream, it means that she has committed adultery and that she will give birth to a bastard son.
If a man sees milk coming from his breast, and ifhe is poor, it means that his poverty will end, his life will be a long one, and he will even carry the financial responsibility of caring for two of his brothers. Ifhe is unmarried, it means that he argues about his fertility and doubts his own ability to conceive children.
If a young woman sees her breasts in a dream, it means that she will bear a child. Otherwise, if a single young girl sees her own breasts in a dream, it means that she will get married.
If a female child sees herself having matured breasts in a dream, it means her death.
If a man sees himselfsuckling milk from a woman he does not recognize in a dream, it means a long sickness. Otherwise, ifhis wife is pregnant, it means kissing his wife’s breasts. Suckling milk from a woman’s breast also means imprisonment and deprivation, stress and sadness.
If an old man sees the breast of a woman in his dream, it means that he will hear bad news.
If a teenager sees that, it means that he is in love.
If a man sees himself having a female milk suckling breast in a dream, it means friends, children, or a wife who are of no benefit to him. Ifsuch breasts look hanging tall in the dream, it means either death of one’s child, or it could mean that one will commit a sin.
If one’s breasts are dripping milk in a dream, they represent a woman who cares about her home duty, or it could mean falling into debts.
If one’s breasts are transformed into iron or copper in the dream, it means loss of a child.
A growth in children’s bosom or breasts in a dream means an illness, festering wounds, or it could mean an ulcer.
The nipple of the female breast in a dream represents one’s personal wardrobe. Woman’s breasts in a dream also may be interpreted to mean one’s father and mother.
(Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a chest appears in a dream, this indicates a sense of social confidence or good feelings about yourself. Alternatively, it represents feelings of being overwhelmed and being dangerously confronted by something. Consider also if the dream is telling you that there is something that you need to ‘get off your chest’.
If nipples appear in your dream, this signifies dependency.
If you squeeze pus out of your nipples you may be feeling inadequate sexually.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of having trouble breast feeding a starving baby, this represents your dependence on others. You are experiencing some deficiency in your life that needs immediate attention and gratification.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are the person doing the beating, is the dream referring to your ambition? If a man dreams of injury to his genitals, it may be highlighting his fear of impotence; for a woman, such dreams may highlight her anxiety about reproduction or sexuality. A dream of castration can be terrifying for a man as it alludes to his whole sense of power and virility.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Looking at the beautiful breast of a woman: good luck and a joyful love life.
An emaciated breast: poverty and misery. I laving hair on your chest: a positive sign—soon your financial situation will improve. Holding a Baby to your breast: a sure sign of homesickness; or simply that you have much empathy for another person. Watching a baby nursing on its mother’s breast: much good luck in all your personal affairs. Having a large breast: prosperity is on the rise.
Depth Psychology: The breast usually expresses sexual desires, but also a need for love, safety, and security.
If you frequendy dream of cuddling against somebody’s breast, you may be afraid of taking life into your own hands and seek to escape back to that protected state.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a woman sees herself breast-feeding a man in a dream, it means tightness of worldly means or imprisonment for both of them. Breast-feeding a child after weaning him in a dream means a sickness or imprisonment. Though, if a pregnant woman sees herself breast-feeding a child in a dream, it means that she will have a safe delivery. Ifone sees himselfbreast-feeding a hunted animal, or a domesticated one, or if one sees himself suckling their milk in a dream, it means that an affliction, or a calamity will strike at that person, then it will secede.
If a man sees himself having milk in his breast in a dream, it means material success and prosperity. Should he breast-feed someone in that dream, it denotes ill consequences for both people. Ifa woman sees a man suckling milk from her breast in a dream, it means that he uses force with her to give him her money.
If a woman sees herself moving between other women and breastfeeding them in a dream, it means that she will never yield milk. Ifa sick person sees himself suckling milk in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.
(Also see Milk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- Psychologically we arc at our most vulnerable where matters of the heart are concerned, and most often need protection in that area.
To dream of someone else wearing a breastplate indicates their capacity to be hurl emotionally.
3- Our need to protect ourselves spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- Considered to be one of the most often dreamed about parts of the bodv. it is the svmbolism of the nourishment and love belonging to motherhood that is most often understood.
For a man to dream of breasts usually indicates his unconscious connection with his mother or the nurturing principle.
2- While intellectually we deny the need for mothering or ‘smother- love’, psychologically this need surfaces when we are under stress and usually comes up as the dream image of breasts.
3- Motherhood, protection and love.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a woman, having larger breasts in a dream may remark on her desire to give more. Breast disease may be a response to feeling that you have given too much to others. Sore nipples in a dream also suggests that others have been sucking your energy and that you feel depleted.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For women, this dream may be indicative of a concern about becoming a mother.
For girls, they may be concerned about becoming a woman.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreaming of losing a breast may alert us to health matters, or indicate that we are withholding love and affection from someone.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a woman, changes in size may suggest that she uses her feminine attributes in a different way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being topless in public means you feel anxious and out of control about something.
If you dream of getting breast implants, someone is taking advantage of your loving nature - be very careful with giving your affections. Also see “Breast Feeding” and “Breast Pump” below.... My Dream Interpretation
To see breasts full of milk or to suckle from them reflects a desire to return to infancy. This dream could have various origins. Probably it is due to a feeling of insecurity or loneliness, or the need for affection and cover. It could be that the problems is an excessive load of responsibilities or a state of high stress or anxiety.
If a woman dreams that her breasts are droopy and look bad, it means that she will experience heartbreak.
If they are white and big, she will be rich.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of breasts often connects to the level of self-care of the dreamer, whether the person is male or female. Even erotic dreams involving this symbol should be viewed through this concept. Breasts that are not real might indicate that the nurturing you are giving yourself as an adult is somehow false and not truly nutritious. Older or sagging breasts would indicate a resource that is no longer full. Breasts on a man could indicate a need to cultivate more sensitive and nurturing qualities.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you were drunk in your dream, find further meaning under “Drunk Driving”... My Dream Interpretation
To see fires of brimstone, denotes you will be threatened with loss by contagion in your vicinity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of listening to a broadcast means we should be listening to the message that other people arc trying to get across.
2- Psychologically, the performer in us needs some form of self- expression.
3- Widespread spirituality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A broadcaster in a dream also could represent a story teller, an advisor, a preacher, a reader, or an expert in investigating the news.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is rough water, there is the possibility of social gaffes and gossip. See also River.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dreamed of flying on a broomstick, this represents a situation with a negative or heartless female in your life.
If your flight was smooth and you flew high, you will triumph in this situation. But if you had trouble maintaining height and speed, or your flight was troublesome, you feel powerless in controlling the situation.... My Dream Interpretation
If the former is the case, it may be obvious to you: recent encounters with your brother or sister, or some piece of news about him or her may be recognized as prompting the dream. Always be on the look-out, though, for those dreams where a brother or sister plavs a symbolic role. The dream source may choose its materials - its images - from your recent external experiences, but what those dream images represent is nearly always some part of yourself. So please read on.
(2) In early childhood a brother or sister is a natural object of jealousy and hatred. In the eyes of a small child the mother may seem to be favouring his or her sibling. When a second child is bom, the firstborn is especially likely to develop hostile feelings towards the new’ rival for mother’s attention and affection. Sometimes w’e carrv such jealous grievances (at an unconscious level) into adult life, w’here they continue to affect our behaviour and attitudes.
It is then imperative that w’e sort them out, face up to them, acknowledge them for w’hat they are, and so liberate ourselves from their damaging influence (see (3) below, second paragraph, on projections).
(3) An elder brother or sister (brother for a male dreamer, sister for a female dreamer) may represent your ‘other self (‘alter ego’), that side of your personality that has so far been neglected and undeveloped. Jung called it ‘the Shadow’’. We start adult life w’ith a self-image that is usually some sort of compromise between what w’e w’ant to be or do and w’hat parents or society at large seems to require of us.
If this self-image corresponds to our actual abilities, all may be well for a while; but a time mav come w hen wre need to give attention to other facets of our (potential) self. These other facets - our Shadow- - will show- themselves to us in dreams; and one form they take in dreams is that of an elder brother or sister.
People often project their shadow- on to a sibling of the same sex as themselves; and if it is not projected, it may express itself in all kinds of aw kward and embarrassing ways - astonishing rudeness, for example, or other antisocial behaviour. The contrast between your conscious ego and your alter ego mav be as startling as that between Jekvll and Hyde. Don’t be alarmed, though: remember alw-ays that your unconscious is vour ally - vour best friend - and even the most frightening or appalling things that reveal themselves in dreams as parts of vour unconscious are frightening or appalling, first, because of their unfamiliaritv and / or secondly, because, having been neglected and locked away in the dark, they tend to behave like a neglected child and mav become mutinous (on this phenomenon, see Demon). Pay proper attention and proper respect to them, and their threatening features will disappear; they will prove themselves valuable supplements to vour personal equipment for coping with life and achieving full satisfaction and wholeness. Introduce them into your consciousness, identify them and their needs, and give them a controlled and appropriate part to play in your waking life.
Incidentally, one test you can apply to check whether you have a neglected shadow-self is to ask yourself if there is some characteristic that you particularly dislike in other people (particularly your partner): a domineering tendency’, perhaps, or an over-liberal attitude, or whatever.
If there is (and of course you need a lot of honesty’ to admit this), then that characteristic is likely to belong to your shadow-self. We tend to project on to other people the dark, ‘nasty5 things that live in our own unconscious.
If something is going wrong in our life, we tend to put the blame on to other people, the government, or our parents; we look for some scapegoat to carry the blame. The blame, how ever, is ours, because we have not put our own house in order: we have not paid due attention to the demands of our unconscious and have not allowed our ‘other self proper scope for expression in our life.
(4) When a female dreams of a brother, or a male dreams of a sister, the brother / sister may represent w’hat Jung called the ‘soul-image’, w’hich is the masculine side of a woman’s personality (her animus) or the feminine side of a man’s personality (his anima). There would seem to be very basic differences between man and woman arising out of different biological functions (as well as less basic differences that owe their existence to social conditioning). There are w’hat have traditionally been called feminine qualities and capacities (such as gentleness, a caring disposition, creativeness, cooperativencss and relatedness, intuition) and, similarly, what have been called masculine qualities (such as aggressiveness and competitiveness, rationality’, and a tendency to analyse and look for differences). However, it is widclv accepted nowadays among psychotherapists that the male psyche also contains feminine qualities and the female psyche also contains masculine qualities, albeit often dormant and neglected, or repressed.
If you arc a man, do you admire the ‘masculine’ tv pc of woman? If vou do, vou may be in need of redressing the balance in vour psyche: vour feminine side
has possibly swamped your masculinity, and you now need to promote the latter. In your case, the anima will be rather masculine. This is just one instance of a general rule: the animus / anima will have the opposite characteristics to the conscious self-image.
Either male or female dreamers may find themselves in a dream in an heroic relationship to an anima / animus figure. A man may, in a dream, rescue a damsel in distress; a woman may waken a dead prince with a kiss. These should be seen as invitations to incorporate your anima / animus into vour conscious functioning, to rescue it from oblivion and neglect: to make Cinderella or the Frog-Prince your partner in life. Personal wholeness cannot be achieved without this. See also Cinderella, Frog, section (3), Marriage.
(5) A sister in a man’s dream or a brother in a woman’s dream may take the dreamer into some frightening abyss, to the bottom of the sea, or into a dark forest. This may represent the man’s anima or the woman’s animus leading the ego into the unconscious, to discover, for example, the deep emotional causes of a psychosomatic illness; the repressed rage that lies at the bottom of a chronic boredom; or the fount of energy or wisdom that can furnish a more fully satisfying existence. Literary and mythological representations of this can be found in the examples of Beatrice, who led Dante safely into hell and out again, and Ariadne, whose thread enabled Theseus to find his way out of the Cretan labyrinth after slaying the Minotaur. Both hell and labyrinths are symbols of the unconscious. See also Labyrinth, Monster, Underworld.
(6) Sometimes the anima / animus figure in a dream may appear in some way hostile or threatening. For example, in a man’s dream the anima may take the form of an enchantress, a femme fatale, seducing men into a lake or ocean. The watery depths may be seen as symbolizing the depths of the unconscious. The meaning of such a dream may be that the dreamer needs to explore his other - unconscious - self, despite (or, more accurately, because of) its frightening and threatening aspect. Water, however, is a symbol of the feminine, too. The meaning of the dream, therefore, might be that die dreamer is too heavily fixated on his mother and needs to liberate himself by asserting his masculinity and independence; in extreme cases the man might be in danger of being “possessed’ or ‘swallowed up’ by the feminine within his psyche. Such a dream may be, however, not a warning, but an invitation: the unconscious may be urging the man to get on better terms - equal terms - with the feminine side of his psyche. Give your anima / animus equality, and it will cease from its mutinous attempts to take over the whole of your psyche.
In the case of a woman, a dream may contain a male seducer: some Pied Piper animus figure. Again, the dreamer will have to decide whether such a dream is a warning or an invitation: a warning against being carried away by her masculinity (perhaps she has not resolved her early father fixation), or an invitation to discover and utilize her neglected masculinity. Commonsense and, above all, honesty should guide her to the correct understanding of the dream; and in any case, bear in mind what was said above about giving equality to the anima / animus.
(7) The unconscious compensates the conscious mind. It contains those qualities and capacities which the conscious mind lacks. In this sense it is the opposite of the conscious mind; hence its otherness, its alien appearance.
It follows, therefore, that the image that represents anima or animus in a dream may be the opposite of the psychological type to which the dreamer belongs. For example, if you are a woman of the intellectual type (i.e. if thinking is your strong point at the conscious level), your animus may be represented in dreams as a sentimental type (a romantic Don Juan, for instance).
If you are a sentimental woman (moved at the conscious level mainly by feelings - including moral feelings), your animus may show itself as a bearded professor or other intellectual figure.
If you are an intuitive woman (an artist, for instance), your animus mav take a muscular he-man form in dreams (the sensational type, functioning most strongly at the sensory level).
(8) If brother and sister appear together in a dream, this may symbolize either the tension of opposites, or the union of opposites. The opposites are the conscious and the unconscious contents of the psyche. Their union and interfusion are the means by which the self- the true self that is already within you but waits to be unfolded - is realized.
The appearance of this symbol will usually be an auspicious sign, meaning that, despite all appearances to the contrary, there is within you a latent and attainable order and harmony. But of course you - the conscious ego - must make that latent order real by paying loving attention to the needs of your unconscious opposite (like the prince who wakes the sleeping beauty with an embrace).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If a woman dreams of a younger brother, it can express either her own or her brother’s rivalry or vulnerability, but if she dreams of an older brother, it might signify her extrovert self.
The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling, expressive side of your personality and you can make contact with that side of yourself by understanding your sister’s personality.
If a man dreams of older sisters, it can represent anxiety but also caring.
If the sister is younger, however, she can symbolize the vulnerable side of the male dreamer.
If a woman dreams of younger sisters, it can suggest rivalry, but if she dreams of older sisters, she may be concerned about her own practicality.... The Element Encyclopedia
To find yourself in danger is an indication of success; to escape it has an inverted symbolism, it predicts misfortune.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2- If we dream of being Buddhist, we need to look at the difference between western and eastern religion.
3- Spiritual Clarity and all that it entails.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If your buddy list is empty the dream may be suggesting that it is time to communicate with your tribe.
If your buddy list is overflowing, then you may be dealing with issues of quantity versus quality. See Text Messages, Instant Message and Friend.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Even a wounded bust predicts money luck.
If the dream involved a suckling baby, you can expect to be very happy indeed in the near future.
See also Breast, Art, Sculpture, and Statue(s).... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you’re with a group of friends, however, support of all kinds is available from people who care for you.
If the caf? is chic and nicely decorated, your world is pretty much in order, but if it’s a shabby place, both your spirits and your life circumstances could use a lift, and you may need to seek it outside your usual domain... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(Also see Chandler)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If empty, the reverse. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: A candlestick with burning candles indicates a happy love relationship, and perhaps a beautiful party ahead. See Lamp, Light.... Dreamers Dictionary
If empty, the reverse.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Folklore: A secret is being told to you.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The image of a cash register often means limited access to the world around you, which is blamed on money. You would rather have more than be more, indicating greed.
On the other hand, the cash register is a place where money is kept in an orderly fashion, protected and saved. In this case, Money is a symbol for your abilities and talents.
Folklore: Good omen, prosperity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A cash register whose drawer is stuck may remark on your inability to make money.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
See your doctor.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If one wins a bet in a dream, it means that he will overcome his opponent.
If one loses the bet to his counterpart in the dream, it means that he may suffer from a life imprisonment.
(Also see Gambling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see an old and vine-covered castle, you are likely to become romantic in your tastes, and care should be taken that you do not contract an undesirable marriage or engagement. Business is depressed after this dream.
To dream that you are leaving a castle, you will be robbed of your possessions, or lose your lover or some dear one by death. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. One is dreaming of glory. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A castle in a dream also represents its owners, an army’s fortification, or it may represent knowledge, the Qur’an, or it could mean seeking refuge in God’s protection from the evils of the accursed Satan and his armies, such as deities, preposterous or exaggerated titles, etcetera.
The towers of a castle in a dream represent the leaders. Its battlement represents the solders and spies. Its gates represent the guards. Its fortress represents the minister. Its hospices and barns represent the clan or the coffers.
It is also said that a castle in a dream could represent an infallible and a strong person. Seeing it from a distance. means rising in rank or guarding one’s chastity.
(Also see Citadel; Fortress)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of visiting a castle indicates you’ll soon be traveling.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
1- Dreaming of a castle links us right back to the feminine principle of the enclosed and defended private space. It can represent the fantastic or perhaps difficulty in obtaining our objectives.
2- Before we can be fully open to other people, we normally have to let down our barriers, and being trapped in a castle may represent our difficulty in freeing ourselves from old attitudes. Trying to enter a castle signifies that we recognise obstacles which have to be overcome.
3- Spiritual testing; overcoming obstacles in order to gain greater understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Entering is a premonition of marriage with someone you have known only a short time.
Leaving a castle alone betokens the breaking of an engagement; with a party, it is the sign of a quarrel that may or may not turn out disastrously.
Seeing a castle forecasts an impending change in your circumstances, either in love affairs or in finances.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: The castle is a warning of being too vain and ambitious. See Fortress, Palace.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you live in a castle represents your desire for solace and safety. Be careful that you don’t distance yourself from those who love and care for you.
To dream of standing outside a castle indicates the awakening of a powerful source of wisdom within you at this time.
To dream of standing inside a castle suggests there may be a visit or connection with an authority figure. Be sure to listen to any advice given as this may lead to the unlocking of powerful energy and information leading you to fulfillment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A man will tend to dream of trying to enter one.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you see an old castle, dilapidated but still beautiful, disappointment and frustration may disturb you temporarily.
If you live in a dream castle, tradition promises vast riches and holdings.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of a castle can also demonstrate a need for isolation that depending on the castle’s aspect, it may be positive or negative. To see the castle from the outside means that you still have some way to go but at the end of it, you will reach your goal. Conversely, if you dream that you live in the castle you will soon get spiritual wealth.
If the castle is impenetrable it will be equally difficult to get to know yourself.
To see a fortified castle means protection and virtue; and if it is closed, resistance. To enter it, uncertain hope or unexpected adversity. To live in it portends wealth. To besiege them is a sign of victory over enemies, both physical and spiritual.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are trapped in a castle in your dream, this may indicate that you have problems freeing yourself from old habits or attitudes. Trying to enter a castle may signify obstacles that you need to overcome before you can progress in waking life. See also BUILDINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Physical matters, as with any structure. Note the condition of each portion of the castle and its relationship to your body (see Body, Car).
According to Henry David Thoreau, the image of our highest hopes and aspirations that may or may not have any foundation to uphold them (e.g., building “castles in the air”).
Matters of honor or chivalry, going back to medieval tradition.
A place or situation that seems safe and secure, as if surrounded by an impenetrable mote.
The mote, however, may also represent obstacles or ai~mor that you place between yourself and others.
Being locked in the tower or dungeon of a castle: A type of cage dream.
An old, vine-covered castle represents romantic idealism that may not have any footing in reality. Take care not to get locked into this vision without being aware that the “here and now” cannot always meet up to lofty expectations.... The Language of Dreams
Or are you feeling so vulnerable that you are putting up emotional defenses to protect yourself? The symbol of the castle is that of a place where you can defend yourself from attack, so it may represent the methods you use to protect yourself from ‘attack’. On the other hand, your dream may highlight your self- imposed isolation from others, and the sense of security you get from being self- reliant.
If your stronghold came under siege, did you identify the faces of your attackers? Are these people you know in waking life? And did your dream defenses hold firm? If they did, this suggests that you are successfully fending off attempts to wound or get through to your emotions.
If you are a man who dreamed that you are laying siege to a castle, the Freudian interpretation is that it expresses your desire to have sex with a woman who has resisted your advances. The castle is also a place of historical interest, so it may suggest a need to look to the past for inspiration. It can also represent a mandala, a symmetrical pattern that symbolizes the psyche.
If a courtyard or moat appears in the dream, this again refers to protection or the desire to feel safe and secure. The shape of the moat or courtyard will also be relevant.... The Element Encyclopedia
A castle in a dream may also represent feelings of security, protection, isolation or remoteness. You may have a castle dream when you have realized a desire or accomplished a goal. Darkened castles may be symbolic of unconscious or unfocused desires, at times, black castles represent our failures and white, or lighted castles, symbolize achievement and awareness. Home and ruling authorities within.Contained life.Group consciousness. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The more unpleasant the dose, the better it will be for the dreamer.... Mystic Dream Book
The dream graphically shows that sexual drives are like a living process.
Trauma and/or fear regarding sexual drive, possibly leading to ‘cutting off’ full sexual flow; fear of the responsibility which develops with sexual maturity; the difficulty in facing the pains and adjustments which come with rejection by the opposite sex, competition for work and wealth, standing without parental support, making decisions, discriminating in the world of ideas and exercise of will.
Doing it to oneself: denying one’s own sexual drive, introverted anger at sexual drive; the conflict of choice between feminine and masculine. Done to one: trauma in sexual nature. Doing it to another: one’s own sexual pains or trauma may lead to the unconscious killing out of sexuality in one’s children or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- In anv dream that contains sexual trauma, we are usually being alerted to our inner fears.
The violent act of castration in a dream indicates the damage we are doing to ourselves in denying such fears.
2- Conventionally, there may be some difficulty in coming to terms with the conflict between the masculine and feminine within oneself.
3- We are prepared to make a life sacrifice, to give up or control the sexual act in favour of celibacy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a male to dream of castration, it may infer the individual has not come to terms with their sexuality. It may also mean the dreamer has not dealt with prior sexual trauma.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
Whether the castration was your own, someone else’s, or involved animals, its augury is that of eventual triumph over ail obstacles and/or opposition to your aims.
See also Operation.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
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
If one meets a castrated person who is unknown to him and who has a dignified look and speaks words of wisdom in the dream, it means that he has met an angle who is conveying glad tidings or bringing a warning from his Lord. Ifhe recognizes the castrated person in his dream, it means that he has met with an acquaintance of his. Seeing oneselfcastrated in a dream also means increase in one’s devotion and guarding of his chastity. Castration in a dream also means negation of favors, loss of one’s family or children, or it may imply absence of mannerism, choosing to satisfy one’s personal comfort over the interests of others, and it represents evil intent or hypocrisy.
(Also see Impotence)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A woman is not likely see herself as a castrated man, and aggressive masculinity is today accepted by man and woman as an important part of themselves and does not need to be punished with castration. Castration dreams today are mostly seen as referring to work and vitality. Also, castration dreams dreamed by women and men are often a reference to their relationship.
If a relationship is problematic and a partner feels restricted, fantasies and images about castration are normal. Castration dreams, in rare cases, may also have a positive side: one is liberating oneself from burdensome tasks. See Donkey, Genital Organ, Sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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
The violent act of castration in a dream indicates the damage we are doing to ourselves in denying such fears, or in denying natural urges.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) In a man’s dream castration may mean he has lost, or feels he has lost - or might lose - his sexual drive or his manliness. Sell-castration is not uncommon.
If is a result of fears arising from some traumatic experience of sex, or feelings of guilt or disgust bred by early indoctrination.
(2) Occasionally, in a man’s dream, castration may express homosexual inclinations, or some kinds of disenchantment with his masculinity (which includes other aspects than sexuality: ambition, drive, aggressiveness, competitiveness, relying on head rather than heart).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The myth in which Saturn castrated his father represents the fear of maturity and the desire to supplant the father’s figure.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you escaped injury and/or gave assistance in any way, the change will be a happy one; otherwise you would be well advised to avoid any form of risk in the year ahead.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The second celestial sphere represents the scribes of a king.
The third celestial sphere represents a marriage to a woman from a noble lineage.
The fourth celestial sphere represents leadership, prosperity and reverence.
The fifth celestial sphere represents marriage to a most beautiful woman. Travelling in its orbit together with its stars in that galaxy in a dream means travelling to meet a ruler, a warrior, a pious man, or a perfect man.
The sixth celestial sphere represents knowledge, blessings and steadfastness.
The seventh celestial sphere represents the inner circles of a ruler.
The eight celestial sphere represents the company of a great ruler.
The ninth celestial sphere represents the company of a revered man. Seeing the tenth celestial sphere or the all-encompassing sphere in a dream means meeting the greatest ruler. Orbiting a celestial sphere or a galaxy or seeing them in a dream means rising in station and honor, attaining one’s goals, or increase in one’s power.
If one sees the all-encompassing sphere in a dream, it means that he will meet the Almighty Lord, the Master of the universes, God Almighty Himself or become the intimate friend of the greatest ruler in the world.
If one sees himself in a dream changing the order of stars, galaxies or constellations, it means being unjust or trying to obscure the truth.
If a woman sees herself under the first celestial sphere in a dream, it means that she will marry someone from the ruling class.
(Also see Constellations, Dog; Moon; Skies; Star)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: See Furniture, Chair, Sofa. Chalice
Vision: Seeing a chalice: great sorrow ahead. Drinking from a chalice: joy and calm waters are yours right now. Breaking a chalice: bad news will spoil your fun.
Depth Psychology: The chalice symbolizes the “vessel of your soul, “ where all your emotions, hopes, and desires reside and of which you are only partly aware. It also is representative of the relationship you have with your feminine side and your mother. Often the chalice stands for the “cup of sorrow.” See Cup, Container.... Dreamers Dictionary
If it shows children dancing, much joy is yours, and if you see dating couples dance the Charleston you will have great success in your endeavors.
If you are one of the dancers you have an omen that tells you that your business enterprise will grow and expand.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that you administer chastisement to another, signifies that you will have an ill-tempered partner either in business or marriage.
For parents to dream of chastising their children, indicates they will be loose in their manner of correcting them, but they will succeed in bringing them up honorably. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the dream involved children being chastised, it might be wise to get a medical checkup.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: See Bill, Cafe, Proprietor, Restaurant.... Dreamers Dictionary
If women dream about a chemist, it is usually addressing her animus.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- The chemist on a psychological level is the part of us which looks after health concerns and self-healing.
3- The Alchemist is one who changes base material (basic spiritual knowledge) into spiritual gold.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of radioactive compounds, this may reflect the effect of other people’s thoughts or feelings upon yourself, or indicate the extent of your influence on the lives of other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a woman sees her beloved inside her chest in a dream, it means that she is suffering because of him or complaining about him, or if she is ill, it means that she will recover from her illness.
To have a broad chest in a dream also means giving preference to others’ needs. One’s chest in a dream also represents what one may conceal in it ofknowledge, guidance, heedlessness or it could represent a coffer where one hides his money. One’s chest in a dream also represents a guest, one’s wife, a rank, a position, magnanimity or generosity.
The narrowness of one’s chest in a dream represents heedlessness, or it could mean going astray, loss of money, or one’s stinginess. Ifone sees his chest turned into a stone in a dream, it means that he is a hard hearted person. However, a broad chest in a dream also could signify being unjust.
The chest in a dream also represents the house of worries and anxieties. Having chest pain in a dream denotes a sin one is being punished for, or it could mean being a spendthrift or generous in other than God’s pleasure, and the pain in the dream represents his punishment for it. Ifa man sees himselfhaving a woman’s breasts in his dream, it means that he will get married, or fall in love with a woman, or have a secret affair that will turn into a scandal.
(Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Breasts in woman’s dream: Example: ‘I was about to lie down naked near my grandmother as I was caring for her, when she started to suckle my breast.
For a short time I was very frightened that she would hurt me or even suck my breast right off, but she didn’t and it felt very good as I fed her. It felt as if we were one, our bodies forming a circle’ (Kate). Here Kate gives of herself, even though frightened, and feels whole —the circle. In many women’s dreams the breasts figure prominently in a generally sexual dream. Breasts in a man’s dream: return to infant dependence; sexual desire. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream that you are beating on your chest implies that you have just achieved an important victory or have found success.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A closed chest in a dream is indicative of a need to hide our true selves, in particular, our emotions and ideals.
An open chest infers we are vulnerable but open to being loved.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If you dream of a pirate’s treasure chest, then this symbolizes wealth and treasure.
If it is a buried chest, then you are keeping your talent buried. See Breast and Heart.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of chest hair on a man symbolizes vanity, seduction and passion.
If you dreamed of hair growing on your chest, you have been keeping something inside that needs to get out. Share your confusion with a trusted friend.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Bust, Breast, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) The human chest may symbolize emotions. A tight or aching chest may indicate pent-up emotion, or tension; and this may be so even if one of the causes of that symbol is purely physical — a touch of bronchitis or whatever.
(2) Female breasts may represent either mother, or motherhood / nurturing, or sexual desire.
A WOODEN CHEST OR BOX
A wooden chcst / box may symbolize your (true) self.
If there is a hint of treasure in the chest, the treasure is all the wonderful potential that lies in the as yet unexplored and unintegrated parts of yourself.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If body; heart chakra, God or love center within.... The Dream Books Symbols
A beautiful, healthy chest is a sign of happiness; of great dimensions,
Chestnut It is a fruit related to winter and scarcity, suggesting the idea of foresight. Formerly considered suitable food for the dead, the chestnut is representative of long life, health, and protection. Some Nordic traditions advise to always carry one in your pocket, renewing it each year as a talisman of good luck and a charm against diseases.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Emotionally, we need to give some limitation to our feelings and secret desires. In dreams a box whether plain or otherwise will show how we handle life.
Pandora’s Box and the story of how negativity was released into the world is the best example of a box image 011 a spiritual level. We need to be aware that care must be taken when first exploring the spiritual.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A chest or box represents all those things we suppress or want to keep hidden, sometimes the darker side of ourselves, sometimes aspects that we have not yet explored. We need to be aware that care must be taken when first exploring the spiritual.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A jewel box signifies that which needs to be kept safe and only made use of when appropriate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Bodyl; Chest”; Pain)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Who is “pulling the chestnuts out of the fire” here? Will it be to your advantage or does it serve someone else? Are others helping you?... Dreamers Dictionary
A chestnut tree indicates you will have sons. See also Tree.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
For a young woman to dream of eating or trying her fortune with them, she will have a well-to-do lover and comparative plenty.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An unmarried woman who has this dream will make a good marriage with a man who will be faithful and reasonably successful in business. Men who have this dream will have devoted wives.... The Complete Dream Book
If you were splitting or opening the chestnuts, you will solve a mystery or a problem which has been plaguing you.
If you cooked the nuts, you are in danger of being exploited by someone you trust; eating chestnuts in a dream predicts happy relations (sexual and/or social as may apply) with the opposite sex.
Lucky you.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Your dream childhood home can help give you clues about your current situation and help you examine your personality. What kind of house was it? Was it a large or small house, and did you think it was the same size when you were young? Are you still living in the same house? How many floors did it have? How many windows? What was its shape? Most of us live in square houses with corners, but some people’s houses are round with no corners. Some suggest this may have a profound effect on a person’s psychology because circles represent infinity and thus no restrictions. Can you remember what colors your house was painted in; how do those colors affect your feelings now? If something good always happened to you in a certain room, the color of that room may still make you happy for the rest of your life. Was there a place in your house where you went if you were miserable, or a place where something bad happened? What were the colors and shapes that were involved? Is it a dark place or a light place?
Although you are by no means doomed to repeat past mistakes, your dreaming mind may use your first home as an important reference throughout your life and you may often find yourself trying to work through current issues in the setting of this childhood home. Try to think of such dreams as an opportunity to reflect on your basic beliefs about home and family. Are you repeating patterns from your childhood in a current relationship and situation? Can your dream help you relate the past to your present life and to your life in the future?... The Element Encyclopedia
Rat (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
If the chopsticks were damaged, you may expect to make a long journey, or to see old friends soon.... My Dream Interpretation
If in the garden of the Gethsemane, sorrowing adversity will fill your soul, great longings for change and absent objects of love will be felt.
To see him in the temple scourging the traders, denotes that evil enemies will be defeated and honest endeavors will prevail. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Live one’s life like christ. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream also suggests that you search for greater self-knowledge, new insights, new goals, all in the service of personal growth. In an indirect way, the image of Christ is like a Guru, there to help you discover your true self.
The dream also indicates that you are living in harmony with yourself, your fate, the world, and that you are trusting in a higher power.
A very profound dream!... Dreamers Dictionary
One might be tempted to say that the Christ figure means whatever it means for you. That mav be true; but you are advised to consider the following possibilities.
(1) The Christ figure may represent perfection for you.
If so, it may be
functioning in your dream as a representation of your own true self. There may be a sense in which the Christ / supreme value is outside and beyond us: we are not yet perfect. However, the Christ in your dream comes from your own unconscious and signifies that what is of supreme value is realizable in yourself: indeed, it is yoprself, your not- yet-realized but potential self.
(2) If the figure is that of the Christ as a child, the interpretation given above is strengthened. See also Child, sections (3) and (4).
(3) If there is any association of homosexuality or bisexuality with the Christ in your dream, this again would tend to confirm the interpretation in (1) above. The hermaphrodite (literally, a fusion of the god Hermes and the goddess Aphrodite) is a recurring figure in religious symbolism - for example, the Hindu representation of Shiva as part man, part woman. It stands for the union of opposites. In psychic terms, such a figure represents the bringing together of conflicting forces such as conscious and unconscious, thought and feeling, ‘spirit5 and ‘body5, extroversion and introversion. See also Marriage.
(4) If the Christ in your dream is the crucified Christ, it may be a symbol of martyrdom.
If you identify with this figure, so that you are the wronged sufferer, ask yourself what purpose is being served by adopting this role. Does it make you happy? Well, pain may give pleasure if it helps us to feel ‘different5 and superior. (And that is often the other side of a martyrdom complex: an inflated view of self - inflated by fantasy.) But to get happiness by making yourself unhappy is self contradictory.
Your dream is most likely telling you to look at yourself objectively, and to get rid of the fantasy that has taken possession of you. It may help you to do so if you can identify the occasion that first started off this programme of self-punishment, or - failing that - any later occasions that reinforced the programme. The first cause will probably be some childhood feelings of guilt; and almost certainly it will be an imagined guilt, with little or no justification. (For instance, did you have, as a child, erotic desires for your parent of the opposite sex? So did we all.)
Above all, realize that you are not in the grip of some inexorable fate. What we call fate is actually those unconscious self-programmings that
begin as attempts to ward off the anxious fears that arise when our desires conflict with (real or imagined) parental or other authoritative disapproval.
(5) What is the Christ in your dream doing or saying? Is he healing someone - you? If so, the figure probably represents Nature’s power of healing that lies within yourself. The fact that this inner healing power reveals itself in a symbol means that it lies in your unconscious. You need to activate it, and the first step towards this consists of getting to know yourself better - vour unconscious self. In particular you need to get to know the opposed positive and negative forces at work in you and that element within you - perhaps long neglected - that is essential for healing. In psychological terms ‘healing’ means wholeness and harmony (the resolution of all serious inner conflicts). What is it vou need in your life to bring about wholeness? What part of you has been neglected?
The fact that the healing Christ has appeared in your dream, however, is a very good sign. It means that your unconscious is offering you its healing power. Don’t refuse it.
(6) Is the Christ figure pronouncing forgiveness? If so, it may mean either that you have been suffering from guilt-feelings and you have identified these as the symptoms of an inner conflict and are now ready to let go of the guilt and the tension; or that your unconscious is now offering you the means by w hich those guilt-feelings and the associated paralysing anxiety’ can be laid to rest once and for all.
In essence, forgiveness is a dissolving of guilt and anxiety’ (i.e. fear of punishment); and the dissolving agent is objective intelligence which sees through the guilt-feelings to their innocent cause. How can an innocent cause give rise to guilt-feelings? The answer lies in the power of fantasy, w’hich, especially in early childhood (w’hen, according to the psychologist Jean Piaget, no distinction is made between fantasy and reality’), makes mortal sins out of natural and unavoidable desires and leads to a belief that the whole world is bent on punishing the ‘offender’.
(7) Does the Christ figure in vour dream suggest submission and self- surrender, or non-resistance? If so, the dream may be understood to be showing you a pattern in your life that you need to change - a negative pattern of submitting to ‘fate’ or ‘circumstances outside your control’. Alternatively, it could be urging you to practise a positive kind of submission, in w’hich the ego gives wray to the greater wisdom of the unconscious, and false ambitions give wav to the promptings of the
inner true self - which represents your true ‘destiny5 (not to be confused with ‘fate5: fate is external, destiny comes from within).
(8) Is it the risen - resurrected - Christ who appears in the dream? If so, this may be taken as an auspicious sign of potential self-renewal or self-transcendence: the possibility of rising to a new and fuller selfhood, leaving behind all deep internal conflict, anxiety and discontent.
(9) Is the Christ in your dream surrounded by four figures (the four evangelists, or their symbols - angel, lion, ox, eagle)? This is a mandala (see Mandala), which represents psychic wholeness.
NB It can be dangerous to rely too heavily on a being outside ourselves. For example, to think of our sins as being off-loaded on to an external Christ may be a useful and, indeed, healthy stratagem so long as the idea is not taken literally; so long, that is, as it is seen as a symbolic representation of an internal process in which the sin-dissolving agent is our own intelligent T. Otherwise, we are in danger of relinquishing responsibility for our actions and for our own future.
The Christ figure - like all other figures that occur in your dreams - is thrown up by your unconscious and is a pictorial representation of something in the depths of your psyche.
This does not contradict the religious view of the Christ as a universal reality. It would seem that there is a layer of the individual psyche which is not an individual possession but belongs to Nature as such and manifests itself in every existing being. Psychology and theology meet in the mystical understanding which sees the Christ as the universal T, the only subject there is. This is to see all things and all persons as incarnations or embodiments of one and the same reality. This mystical view is found in all the great religious traditions.
If this view is true, it provides a basis for an immediate and intimate relation between the individual and God, a relationship which can properly serve as a source of certainty and confidence, a correct self-esteem and immunity to anxiety.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
There are many ways to reach spiritual truth, as there are many religions to reach your own God. Dreams of this type show those ways.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It signifies hard work for little reward.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. If christmas is joyful, it reﬂects optimism about a project. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For some, however, Christmas is synonymous with materialism, shopping and the pressure of gift buying.
To the inner child, Christmas is symbolic of joy, magic, enchantment and the belief that anything is possible. Consider the context and feeling tone of your dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is also representative of new beginnings and fresh starts.... My Dream Interpretation
A reflection of past ties with family and friends, meaning they imparted to your life; strengths you can draw upon in the present.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is also a way to embrace tradition and have loving moments with the family. Many people, meanwhile, associate Christmas with children. Dreaming repeatedly of the holidays may be due to emotional deprivation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see one dismantled, foretells some painful incident will follow occasions of festivity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- We may recognise in a Christmas tree the lightening up of a situation which has been either oppressive or depressive.
3- The tree of rebirth and immortality, because of its evergreen qualities.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If your dream of a Christmas Tree occurs in December, it may indicate the expected pleasures and anxieties associated with the holiday season.... My Dream Interpretation
A Christmas tree: expect a lot of joy and happiness.... Dreamers Dictionary
To draw from one, foretells that you will enlarge in your pastime and enjoyment in a manner which may be questioned by propriety.
To see an empty one, foretells despairing change from happiness to sorrow.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The cistern of a fellowship house, a khanakah or a mosque in a dream represents its Imam or its supervising spiritual teacher or the caretaker and guard of the property. Ifone sees the water cistern of the house sitting in an unsuitable place in that house in a dream, it represents the spirit of a jinni who pursues such a person or who may haunt his house.
If one sees a well being used as a cistern in his house in a dream, it denotes that the dwellers of that house are of the middle class, or it could mean that the water of that house is salty or nonpotable.
If one sees the cistern filled with butter or honey or milk in a dream, it means that one’s wife is pregnant, or it could mean prosperity for that family.
If the family of such a house is thirsty in the dream, and if the cistern is filled with other than water, then it means that they owe alms tax and must pay the necessary charity on their assets, or it could mean that such a family has turned its back to God’s path and preferred worldly gains instead, or that they have a knowledge that they do not practice, or it could mean shortage of rain in that locality that necessitates spending money on God’s path.
A cistern in a dream also could represent a protective shield or a pocket, one’s dignity, blessings or attaining a respectable rank or dispelling difficulties. However, this interpretation can only apply for those who use a cistern or a similar water container or a water dispenser and in their case, it also could mean peace and protection from any fears.
(See Urn)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If your dream involved falling into a cistern, it is a warning to avoid stepping on influential toes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Vision: Looking at or finding clams: a pleasant, peaceful, and harmonious future (particularly for a female dreamer). Watching a clam being opened: a carefully protected secret is revealed or betrayed.
Depth Psychology: The clam, mussel, and oyster represent female sex organs, and the dream, therefore, expresses erotic desires (particularly in men s dreams). But the dream also suggests a rich emotional life and a vulnerability that is hidden inside hard shells. Maybe there is even a pearl hidden inside? See Jewelry, Pearl. Would you like to hide inside a mussel, or ttclam up” and be silent? See Crab.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the stairs are in a home, it is your sense of self that is being examined. Social issues and how you operate in the world are connected to a stairway that is located in a building or public place. Moving upward could indicate an increase in awareness and a readiness to elevate your thought process. Moving downward might connect to reexamining your past or considering something more deeply.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For a young woman to dream of a cloister, foretells that her life will be made unselfish by the chastening of sorrow. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The cloister is also a symbol of sanctuary in times of trouble. This might be a suggestion to learn to deal with discipline—either to exercise more or to be more gentle.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: A cloister stands for your idea of the “meaning of life.” It is also a symbol of your faith, your trust in God, or your spiritual strength. See Church. Maybe you would like to pull back in order to renew your strength.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A downpour announces unexpected good luck in a quandary that you could not have resolved with your head alone. That makes a cloudburst represent good luck—even if you get wet in the process.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: In a woman’s dream: hearing a cock crowing: be careful when dealing with men. Seeing a rooster and a woman means satisfaction in all matters of love (for both sexes). Watching a cock laying eggs: play the lottery you just might win!
Depth Psychology: The cock is usually a symbol of masculine sexuality. Depending on how it appears in the dream, it is a warning about being too aggressive, or a sign of repressed masculine characteristics (if the rooster has been plucked). By the way, a rooster play’s mean tricks in order to copulate with hens.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are having a stroke in your dream, is there an area of your life in which you feel unable to take action and about which you are feeling particularly frustrated? If you dream that you have cancer or some other lifethreatening disease, it is unlikely that you actually have the disease in question. However, if you are concerned and feel run down, it might be worth seeing your doctor. It is more likely that the cancer in your dream is referring to a person or a problem that is eating away at you and lowering your resistance in real life. Try to work out who or what it may be. On the other hand, you may know someone who is born under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, and the dream could be referring in some way to them.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Desire to control a situation.
3. One recognizes that he/she can’t achieve a task alone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Security and safety. Tying up loose ends and knowing that everything is in its place. Connections and networks. Maintaining those ties you perceive as important. Relationships. Binding yourself to someone or something (e.g., the “ties that bind”).
Note that if the connecting device is being taken off” or opened, the above symbolism is reversed.... The Language of Dreams
If the dream symbol (person, event, object, action, setting, etc.) exists in your real life, it might represent that actual element of your waking life. For example, your mother who was hugging you might represent a particular time she hugged you, or her affection toward you in general. Consider whether the dream symbol might represent the same thing in your current life, past, or imagined future, and whether your feelings about the dream symbol remind you of feelings you felt about something in your real life (perhaps recently).
The emotions you feel regarding the dream symbol are probably the same as the emotions you feel about whatever the symbol represents in your real life. For example, if you feel overwhelmed by a swarm of insects in a dream, the swarm might represent your to-do list that feels overwhelming in real life. (See more about emotions in the Emotions symbol category.)
Abundance or Lack
A dream symbol can represent something that you feel you have too much of, do too much of, or want less of in your real life. Alternatively, your dream symbol could represent something that you feel you lack, do too little of, or want more of. If your dream contained a pleasant experience (such as relaxing on a beach), your subconscious mind could be pointing to your desire for more relaxation in your life. If your dream was unpleasant (such as someone judging you), your subconscious mind may have been focused on trying to avoid that kind of experience in real life.
A dream symbol may convey meaning that you personally associate with it based on your experiences, feelings, and other influences (as described in Subconscious Influences on Dream Symbolism). For example, one person might associate a baby with vulnerability and someone else might associate it with growth.
A particular dream symbol may bring more than one meaning to mind for you. For example, money might bring to mind how fun it is to spend, but you might also think of money as power or a solution to financial problems. If the first meaning that comes to mind doesn’t seem to relate to anything in your real life and doesn’t resonate intuitively, explore additional meanings (TOOL: Caveman Explanation is helpful for this).
The symbols you tend to notice in a dream are often the most important ones. So a good place to start when exploring your dream is with the symbols that stood out. Symbols may stand out because they’re so huge you can’t miss them (like a boulder falling on your house) or they could be small details that happen to stand out in your mind (like the chipped rim of a teacup). Sometimes an important symbol is highlighted in the dream with a bright color, illuminated with light, pointed to with an arrow, or emphasized in some other way.
If there’s a sense of urgency involved in the dream, the dream might represent an urgent matter that you feel needs attention in your real life (or one that you fear or imagine needing attention). For example, a dream about trying to put out a fire at work could point to a real-life problem that arose suddenly at work that you feel requires quick action to avoid catastrophe.
A dream might be about you or it could represent your perception of a friend or a recent situation—even in the media, on TV, or in a movie. For example, in a dream about a girl wearing a cheerful flowered dress, the girl could represent a happier version of yourself or your desire to feel more cheerful. Alternatively, she might represent a friend who was in a happy mood when you saw her yesterday, an upbeat song you just heard, or an optimistic character you saw in a TV show last night.
A dream symbol could represent something in your past, present, or imagined future. Look for elements that bring to mind a particular time frame, either in the characteristics of the symbol itself or in the other things associated with it in the dream (people, activities, clothes, places, music, books, etc.). Time-related cues could include things like hair or clothing styles, a person appearing younger or older than their current age in real life, technologies of a different era, or personal cues such as the cowboy boots you wore at age seven.
When a dream portrays a real-life situation that’s particularly emotional for the dreamer, sometimes the situation shows up as exaggerated in the dream. In other words, the subconscious mind may amplify the real-life situation, “making a mountain out of a molehill,” expressing how strongly you feel about the dream’s subject matter. For example, if in real life you saw a baby snake in your yard, and you’re very afraid of snakes, the snake might show up in a dream as a huge serpent attacking you. So, consider whether a particular dream symbol could represent a similar but less extreme situation in your waking life, about which you feel strong emotion.... Common Dreams
The celestial pole in a dream represents a devout worshiper or a high rankingcommander-Pollux means delays-The Ursa Major and Ursa Minor mean pursuit, following, signs of guidance or tracks of moving around-Triangulum means conditions-Vela means confrontation-Viergo means a contraceptive-and Vulpicula means screaming.
(Also see Celestial spheres; Dog; Star)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The process is faltering.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If it was made from adobe [brick] and / or mud, then it indicates the validity of his religion and his trustworthiness.
If he sees he is building a wall from plaster then it indicates the change of his religion.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
Dreaming that you build something with your hands is generally an omen of abundance and rapid change. However, according to the type of construction, the meaning will be different. Building great buildings reveals grandiose projects; small houses, inconvenience, discomfort, losses, and illness for friends or relatives. Building a tomb promises a true and eternal love; Instead, a church or an altar indicates serious danger to the dreamer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For instance, if the frame is up, this suggests that you have already created the foundation and skeleton of your project.
A construction site may also be an indication of the progress of the psychological work you arc doing.
A truck on the site may mean you have all the necessary tools to embark on the construction of a new area in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A construction worker in a dream also represents someone who stirs-up people against one another for a price.
If some dust falls over him during his work in the dream, it means that he will benefit accordingly, and if no dust falls over him duringhis work in the dream, it means that he will get nothing from inciting people against one another. Ifone sees a construction worker demolishing a wall or a house in a dream, it means that some enmity will grow between friends that could bring about the death of one of them.
(Also see Carpenter; Digging; Labor; Pickax)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you win the lottery, represents your inner desires to live without having to worry about financial and material troubles.
To dream that you receive a prize, denotes that you have made significant progress towards personal goals.... My Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream of using a cooking stove, foretells she will be too hasty in showing her appreciation of the attention of some person and thereby lose a closer friendship. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Black stone; Ka’aba)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If Costa Rica features in your dreams, this may relate to some kind of fall from grace or deviance in waking life. On the other hand, it could represent energy, vitality and prosperity.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you take it off, something will cause you to drop the fa?ade very soon.
If you are only one amongst many wearing a costume, especially if some of the others were children, this portends an amazing and totally unexpected - but nonetheless favorable - turn of events.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The omen is especially fortunate if the costumes were worn by children or very young people.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Many myths and kids’ stories portray characters wearing masks that cannot be removed. This shows that sometimes it is possible to become whoever you want to be by paying a high price: neglecting your true self.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are wearing a costume, signifies that you are putting on a false face toward others. Your true self is not being revealed and you are not being completely honest with people around you.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are wearing a ridiculous costume, such as a chicken suit, this could indicate that you are being foolish about certain matters in your life and must look to the other symbols to find out just what it is.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. One feels need to assume other roles.
3. One does not feel comfortable presenting one’s own image. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A facade or charade. Tilings are not as they seem.
Various roles we play in life.
For example, someone who is an authority figure may be seen in a costume depicting a famous leader like Julius Caesar (see Icons).
Mimicry of various real-life scenarios as if in a play. This provides a safe medium for the expression of your perceptions.
Sustenance and support. Among ancient tribal cultures, costumes and masks served as a vehicle for sympathetic magic.
For example, if they needed crops to grow, they might dress as vegetation and perform a jumping dance to encourage that growth. So, what facet of your life does this costume represent, and how does it accent that facet?... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of a family crest, then this dream is about family pride, honor, and respect for your tribe. See Coat of Arms.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the crest of a wave, an emotional turn around; or feeling on top of everything.... The Dream Books Symbols
Because we associate grasshoppers and crickets with the lazy days of summer, to dream of them may be often be more positive than is suggested by the interpretations above; your dream may simply have been wish-fulfillment. It could also have been a comment on your grasshopper mind: the inability to focus on anything for long before turning to something else.
The image of a plague of locusts is so strong in human thought that even in dreams it can present retribution for some wrongdoing in waking life. Dreams of locusts could mirror the horde of ugly problems that have been plaguing you in your waking hours. To see locusts in your dream could also signify scattered thoughts that need direction if they are to make an impact in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the person you have a crush on is younger or older then you, then this is a sign that you suffer guilt for misleading the innocent party, after you have plumbed the shallow depths of your emotions.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. One is too sassy (has “too much crust”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are bitten or pinched by a crab in your dream, it is possible that some part of your current situation is resistant to change; this might be because of yourself, or because of another. The armored body of the crab suggests the need to protect yourself against something or someone, and the pincer-like claws show a willingness to attack or tackle whatever obstacles lie in their path.
If a crab appears in your dream, could it be a reflection of a crabby or bad-tempered aspect of your personality; an aspect that resists the attempts of others to penetrate the rough outer shell you have developed in waking life to protect your soft emotional center?
If your dreaming mind saw a crab or lobster without its shell, this is a symbol of your feelings of emotional vulnerability.
If the crab scuttled sideways in your dream, this may mirror a tendency to be evasive when others try to get too close to you or it may also reflect your inability to think logically or in a straight line. Additionally, with their habit of burrowing under the sand, the crab may represent anything that is sapping your energy. Bear in mind, too, that the crab is the symbol for someone born under the astrological sign of Cancer, so your dream crab may be referring to them.
If a shrimp appears in your dream, this may represent rivalry or resentment towards someone, as ’shrimp’ is often a disparaging nickname. But when coupled with the mother image of the sea, the shrimp may represent the reawakening of dormant sibling or childhood rivalries.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a woman to dream of seeing a dining-room furnished in crystal, even to the chairs, she will have cause to believe that those whom she holds in high regard no longer deserve this distinction, but she will find out that there were others in the crystal-furnished room, who were implicated also in this sinister dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To dream of seeing a reflection in crystal, symbolizes how you are looking within yourself to find your true destiny.... My Dream Interpretation
Crystal glassware, household articles, or items of adornment promise happy social events ahead.
See also Jewelry and Glass.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) A crystal may be a symbol of purity and innocence, openness and receptiveness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you look at it carefully it means that you are seeing within yourself to discover your true fate.
Crystals are related to peace, harmony, and healing powers of the spirit.
Dreaming of them means that there lies your hidden potential.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a particular type of crystal appears in your dream, you may want to research the meaning associated with that crystal.
(See Stones, Boulders / Rocks.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you were looking into a crystal ball in your dream, what you see is most likely to be wish-fulfillment or a reflection of your hidden fears. To dream of coral has a significant meaning in dreams, since coral comes from the depths of the sea; it may therefore relate to your deepest hopes and fears
A crystal is an earth compound—a mineral or gemstone. Both ancient cultures and modern science have utilized the mysterious qualities of crystals, which have the ability to receive and transmit energy.
If a specific crystal appears in your dream it may therefore be highlighting a particular quality: Amber: balance; Amethyst: spiritual awareness, transmutation, healing; Aquamarine: purification, healing, calming; Bloodstone: courage, physical energy; Calcite: balance, peaceful meditation; Carnelian: sex, self-esteem, creativity; Fluorite: healing, releasing unwanted energies; Hematite: encouraging willpower, concentration; Herkimer diamond: dream recall; Jade: fertility, wisdom, tranquility; Lapis lazuli: communication, healing; Malachite: protection, money; Moonstone: love, psychic awareness, femininity; Obsidian: inner growth, psychic development; Opal: passion, love, and emotional expression; Quartz: change, focus; Red jasper: compassion; Rhodolite: love; Rose quartz: love, compassion; Tiger’s eye: empowerment, willpower, courage, clarity; Topaz: new beginnings; Tourmaline: healing, balance; Turquoise: balance, friendship, positive thinking.... The Element Encyclopedia
A crystal ball can forecast your future. Other images in the dream will provide important information. See Psychic, Witch.
Depth Psychology: Crystals show the basic personality traits that have “crystallized” over the course of your life. They also point to your intellectual strength.
A crystal ball reflects the expectations and hopes you have for the future.... Dreamers Dictionary
CUL-DE-SAC... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A single crystal: The core of self, our identity and existence. Look at how the crystal appears for more interpretive value. Is it clear, multifaceted, cloudy?
Clear vision, discernment, or foresight. Smooth crystal surfaces were used for scrying throughout history, in numerous cultures including that of Medieval Europe
and Victorian America. Watch and see if any symbols or images form in the sphere, and use those as a starting point for interpretation (see Divination).
As with gems, each crystal has different interpretive value and represents various omens. Agate, for example, portends positive business ventures, while amethyst reveals contentment with your work. Conversely, dreaming of losing an amethyst signals the loss of love or self-control. Here is a brief list of other common crystals and their interpretations. Note that many meanings correlate to the crystal’s color:
Beryl: harmonious relationships Lapis: psychic awareness
Bloodstone: wish fulfillment Lodestone: enticement Camelian: luck and safety Malachite: peaceful rest Garnet: faithfulness Onyx: discord Hematite: charm and grace Opal: change, bad luck Jet: sadness and mourning Quartz: energy, strength
What happens to the crystal in the dream will alter the interpretation.
To illustrate, having a bloodstone shatter probably indicates that you feel as if your hopes have been dashed, whereas receiving the gift of a lapis might indicate an openness to develop your latent psychic abilities.... The Language of Dreams
According to Freud, rocks and stones are obvious phallic symbols on account of their hardness. The appearance of rocks, stones and metals in dreams for Jungians, however, has a different interpretation inspired by Jung’s interest in alchemy. Alchemy is the ancient art of transmuting base metals into gold but it is not just about this transformation. It can also be viewed as a system of self- initiation. Jung was amazed to find that the images and operations he encountered in old alchemy texts related strongly to his theories of psychoanalysis and the unconscious. He saw in alchemy a metaphor for the process of individuation or personal transformation, and the morphing and mutating imagery of that process which emerges from the stream of consciousness. For Jungians, therefore, the appearance of rocks, stones, metals and jewels in dreams are potent and powerful symbols of a person’s basic nature, heart and soul, and of their potential for personal transformation. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
For lovers to dream of stepping together on a curb, denotes an early marriage and consequent fidelity; but if in your dream you step or fall from a curbstone your fortunes will be reversed. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A young woman will meet a stranger who will in time become a warm friend.
If the custard has a sickening sweet taste, or is insipid, nothing but sorrow will intervene where you had expected a pleasant experience. See Baking. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Spilling custard, or throwing it, is usually the precursor of scandal regarding your love affairs.... The Complete Dream Book
See also Food and Eating.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of winning custody of a child foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.
If you were the one being fought over in your dream, you may feel torn between conflicting beliefs or groups of people in your waking life, or be stuck for an answer on a certain decision.... My Dream Interpretation
To enter a custom-house, foretells that you will strive for, or have offered you, a position which you have long desired.
To leave one, signifies loss of position, trade or failure of securing some desired object. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is time to review the experiences of the past and to begin drawing conclusions, so the new stage is enjoyable and successful.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of getting a cyst from hard work or labour, you need to put in more effort to overcome your minor problems.
To dream that you got the cyst from a burn or other injury, suggests an emotional or relationship problem.
The location of the cyst also has meaning.
If the cyst is on you hand, you may be having power struggles, or issues of self-doubt.
If the cyst is on your face, the problem relates to your confidence and self-image.
If it’s on your arm or leg, you are feeling under-confident about your ability to achieve your goals. Don’t try to struggle through alone - ask for help!... My Dream Interpretation
If this scenario appears in a man’s dreams, they may be calling on him to rescue his anima from its imprisonment in the unconscious, to utilize this previously hidden and abused feminine side of his nature, and so attain a proper balance in his personality. (For anima) See also Dragon.
(2) When Theseus saved Ariadne from the Minotaur, he had to make his way through a labyrinth; Perseus cut off Medusa’s head to rescue Andromeda. Both labyrinth and Medusa may be negatively charged symbols of mother.
If such an image appears in a hero-rescuing-damsel dream, it may be taken as indicating that the dreamer needs to free
himself from an emotional entanglement with - or all-consuming dependence on - his mother. Only then will he be able to let the feminine in himself express itself. (If he doesn’t let it express itself, it will still do so - but in destructive emotional outbursts.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
For a young woman to dream that her lover is a dancing master, portends that she will have a friend in accordance with her views of pleasure and life. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To watch a dancing master give instructions in your dream shows you will neglect some vital business matters.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If such a fear-based dream image appears, experiment with different behaviors. Changing your behavior almost always leads out of the dead-end situation.
The experience of a dead-end street is, from a developmental point of view, absolutely essential.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of a small demonstration of a kitchen implement or sporting skill indicates that you will find yourself becoming interested in an unusual hobby that could give you hours of joy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see him at work on a young woman’s teeth, denotes that you will soon be shocked by a scandal in circles near you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Anxiety, fear of pain.
3. Betrayal, possibly of a good friend.
4. Possible dental health concerns. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Astrology: A symbol of Saturn.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To have a tooth extracted means you will meet a new love.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A dentist may also arrive with the literal message to take better care of your teeth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the dream includes having a tooth drawn, the omen is of a loss of money.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream that someone else is being worked on by a dentist indicates that impropriety will surprise you, especially when it strikes close to home.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dentist may signify that a particular type of healing is appropriate, such as the removal of ‘decaying’ information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dentist in dreams suggests that a degree of care is needed in what we are saying to others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives. You may also like to consult the individual entries for airport and departing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The place where fear and temptation and ghosts reside. See T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Withdrawal and asceticism. Symbol of the peak experiences that will lead toward self-realization. But the dreamer has to get all the insights and power from himself; there are no teachers.
An illustration of the new and unknown.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Yet we may not have become aware of what has been realised unconsciously; it may be depicted by a place we are heading towards, or a goal; a destination we do not remember. Also our conscious ambition and desire; our hopes; what we have struggled long for. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- It is fairly common to dream of trying to get to a particular destination, and this would normally indicate a conscious ambition and desire If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
2- Destinations such as exotic and faraway places could signify our need for excitement and stimulation, or hopes we may have for the future.
3- A Spiritual goal or aspiration is signified in dreams by knowing what our destination is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
If we have difficulty in reaching our destination there may be difficulties associated with our aspirations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way.
It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see or find it destroyed signifies an unexpected triumph or gain.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The impulse to destroy and rebuild is archetypal. We are bound to that cycle so that new life can begin. Dreams which have destruction as a theme, or where you or someone else are destroying things or people often refer to releasing emotions or behavior that are destroying us. It can also represent an aspect of yourself that destroys relationships or promotes attitudes and opinions that destroy others’ dreams or potential.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees an entire town being destroyed with its urban area, factories and fields in a dream, it means that the people of that town have gone astray, or that its leaders are struck with calamities. On the other hand, if one sees it flourishing in a dream, then it reflects the spiritual awareness and religious devotion of its people.
(Also see Collapsing walls; Cloud of destruction)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For more information take a good look at the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams that present you with undisguised imagery—the roof falling in on you, or your car stalling on a motorway—may be warning signals to pay greater attention to the care and maintenance of yourself and the things around you. Other common images in nightmares and bad dreams include: menacing strangers, clifftops, dark woods, alleys, forests, heights and depths, land or sea storms, earthquakes, tidal waves, terrorist attacks, outbreaks of disease, friends or family who suddenly become cruel, dangerous, old or ugly, guns, knives and other weapons threatening you, car or plane crashes and being lost. All these scary images leave you with a sense that your place in the world is uncertain or shifting. You are out of control in a big way and your sense of self is eroding. Dreams in which your whole world is rocked or changed are clear symbols of fear, anxiety and a crisis in confidence. Dreams in which you sink slowly but inevitably into quicksand or are swallowed by an angry lion usually represent feelings of being overwhelmed in waking life. Dreams in which you are drowning have a similar interpretation. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Food)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Court)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Gossiping (e.g., “having the dirt on something”).
Guilt or negativity that tarnishes an otherwise lovely thing.
Lack of use (something getting dusty, or having to be dusted off, like an artistic talent). Dirt appearing on a specific part of the body can warn of an undetected malady.... The Language of Dreams
For a young woman to dream of a disaster in which she is a participant, foretells that she will mourn the loss of her lover by death or desertion.
To dream of a disaster at sea, denotes unhappiness to sailors and loss of their gains.
To others, it signifies loss by death; but if you dream that you are rescued, you will be placed in trying situations, but will come out unscathed.
To dream of a railway wreck in which you are not a participant, you will eventually be interested in some accident because of some relative or friend being hurt, or you will have trouble of a business character. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Reverse: an improvement of circumstances on the way.
3. Fears or concerns regarding path in life or goals (travel disaster, especially involving a train). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Cloud of destruction)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of being in a disaster of any kind foretells the loss oi a lover, either through misunderstanding or an accident.... The Complete Dream Book
An exploding mine, for instance, depicts undue pressure or stress placed on an individual.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
• They are rarely prophetic though. More often they are an outlet for your hidden fears and anxieties about events that you feel are beyond your control.
• They signify fear of the future or being overwhelmed by events and doing too much for too many people.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
To dream of being in or witnessing a disaster is a forerunner of improved circumstances.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Warning or fear of danger. Alternatively, consternation over your ability to survive upheavals.
Avalanche: Feeling trapped, frozen, or unable to act. Or, an overwhelmingly heavy burden that you feel was thrust upon you unwillingly (see Ice, Snow).
Cave in: Tlie crumbling of foundations or an insecure position. Also a type of burial dream.
Earthquake: Something is shaking your foundations, potentially to the core of what you regard as truth. Alternatively, breaking up with, or away from, a person, organization, job, or situation.
Flood: Feeling swept away by uncontrolled emotions or overpowering circumstances. Alternatively, a thorough cleansing before a new start (see Water).
Hurricane or tornado: An alternative symbol of the air element, which relates to the mind, voice, or breath. In this case, however, the element is destructive, probably revealing ill-health or an overly active conscious mind that does not allow the intuitive self through.
If related specifically to speech, this symbolizes an individual whose loudmouthed nature destrovs much of what it contacts.
Landslide: Backward movement or retreat. Returning to old thought forms and behavior patterns.
Oil spill: A renewed awareness of personal responsibility toward nature. Alternatively, a defiled trust, the adulteration of an ideal, or a slipperv situation.
Volcano: These are Earth’s cauldrons that stir up your temper or other hot feelings that have already been building to the point of violent eruptions (see Fire). Find a safe outlet before someone gets hurt.
If the volcano exhibits a slow lava flow, this represents a gradual venting of emotions.... The Language of Dreams
Volcanoes and lightning create fire, an unstable earth unleashes quakes and avalanches, water creates floods and drought, and air stirs hurricanes and typhoons into furious motion. Manmade disasters also create explosive and devastating results. People’s lives are tragically ended or irreparably damaged in seconds, panic and fear take over, and the best and worst of human nature is exposed. It is small wonder, then, that the unconscious often employs the symbols of catastrophe and disaster to provide striking and memorable dream images or messages.
Dreams of disaster, such as those involving earthquakes and plane crashes, can be extremely detailed, intense, colorful and vivid. You may wake up terrified and concerned for your safety, or for the safety of loved ones. To dream of any kind of disaster is always unsettling, but it is important to point out that such dreams are rarely prophetic or precognitive; it is much more likely that they are an expression of your hidden fears or anxieties concerning events you feel are beyond your control. A disaster dream may be expressing anxiety about what the future will bring, or highlighting the fact that you are trying to do too many things, or trying to please too many people, at the expense of your own peace of mind. On the other hand, disaster dreams can also reveal great inner change and growth, but this change and growth may make you feel temporarily uncertain of yourself, your direction in life and your position in the world.
Group disaster dreams can be particularly frightening and they may even recur, making it easier to assume that they might be warnings of actual events. Although there are rare exceptions, it is important to point out that vehicles and locations crowded with people who experience disaster are usually symbolic, reflecting our experience with a social influence or a reallife group. For example, if you dream of being in a bus crash that leaves you dazed and miles from home, you may be feeling increasingly disillusioned and detached from the goals of your place of work; your hopes of achieving satisfaction in that area of your life may in fact be already wrecked. Your dreaming mind may be telling you that you have gone as far as you can with that group of people, or course of action, and it is time to change your approach or lifestyle.
In some instances, dreams about disaster that involve surroundings or people you know may be a simple warning. For example, you may have forgotten that your car is due for a service, but your unconscious remembers and tries to draw your attention to this oversight in a dream in which you are driving your car and the brakes suddenly fail.
If you have lived through a natural or manmade disaster, your dream may also be recalling the horrific events in an attempt to help you come to terms with the trauma. According to Gestalt therapists, dreams that repeat a disturbing event or focus on disaster scenarios following an experience of physical or emotional trauma are reminding the dreamer that there is an emotional scar that needs attention and healing.
Finally, when trying to interpret any dream that involved a natural disaster, remember that if you live in an area that is prone to them your dream may simply be reflecting your anxiety about being caught up in such a catastrophe. The same applies to manmade disasters, such as terrorist attacks or train crashes. Your dream may be triggered by the climate of fear, and intense media coverage and speculation that now surround these tragic events. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES; NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of working in one forecasts a stroke of money luck.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are Dishonest in your dream, it will be a document affecting your affairs.... Mystic Dream Book
2- Most symbols dealing with thread or weaving and spinning are to do with the creation of an intuitive pattern within our lives.
3- l ime, creation and fate have always been symbolised by the distaff.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of friends at a distance, denotes slight disappointments.
To dream of distance, signifies travel and a long journey.
To see men plowing with oxen at a distance, across broad fields, denotes advancing prosperity and honor.
For a man to see strange women in the twilight, at a distance, and throwing kisses to him, foretells that he will enter into an engagement with a new acquaintance, which will result in unhappy exposures. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Difﬁculties or disappointments ahead, possibly related to travels. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The distance between two people in a dream means a fight, resignation or death. Distance in a dream also means closeness, since it is the opposite. Walking a long distance in a dream means hardships or taking a difficult journey.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
in front The future; what is seen and understood; what is being confronted. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Also see Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one is distracted during his prayers by a creeping snake or a lion in a dream, it means that he must be on his guard and cautious with his wife or child. Distraction during prayers represents one’s passions, desires, or it could mean heedlessness, soliciting temporary gains and declining from the eternal benefits of the hereafter.
(Also see Delirium)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. A feeling that good fortune is in the ofﬁng.
3. Feelings of great grief or sadness, foreboding. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To experience distress in a dream also signifies regret for something wrong one has committed.
If one’s distress dissipates, and if he is relieved from its burden in his dream, it means repentance from his wrongdoing. In a dream, distress and sorrow mean being in love or suffering from one’s devotion to his beloved.
(Also see Uptight; Worries)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is a good sign if you dream that you are in Distress, or in trouble of any sort.... Mystic Dream Book
If you are indifferent to the affliction of others, expect great misfortune to knock on your door.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being in a serious, distressing situation is usually a sign that you are facing problems in real life. It also is a symbol of your own Tighrfistedness, which you need to remedy.
The emergency is an urgent warning to get out of a real-life situation immediately if serious losses are to be prevented!... Dreamers Dictionary
If you do wake up from a dream in which you have had sex with someone inappropriate or that contains graphic, disturbing or violent imagery, there is most likely to be a nonsexual interpretation. However, if you do find the dream distressing and it repeatedly recurs, be sure to seek professional counseling. Unless your erotic dreams are seriously disturbing (when psychiatric help should be sought), there is no reason why you should not enjoy them like any other fantasy.... The Element Encyclopedia
A business district points to a business need... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
Consult a doctor, minister, or other qualified counselor.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If an alternative practitioner or quack doctor appears in your dream, this may suggest that you are employing desperate measures in waking life and are in danger of becoming an obsessive.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the dreamer is selling an animal, this could indicate delays and frustrations; the need for inner calmness to help the dreamer through until he or sees the light at the end of the tunnel. See also PETS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the door post is removed in a dream, it means dismissal of such a person from his work.
If it is taken away from that site, then it means the death of the owner of that house.
(Also see Door)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself removing the doorstep of his house in a dream, it means losing his power.
If he removes the door lintels of his house in a dream, it means divorcing his wife.
If the door lintels are taken away and one could no longer see them in the dream, it means his death.lfhe can still see them in the dream, then it means a sickness from which he will recover.
The door lintel in a dream also represents a woman or the house bottler.
If a governor sees the doorsteps of his house being removed in a dream, it means that he will be impeached. Whatever happens to the doorsteps in a dream should be interpreted as relating to one’s wife or a woman.
(Also see Threshold)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(2) A chest of drawers may represent your psyche. The top drawer will then be your conscious ego, the bottom drawer or lower drawers the unconscious layers of your psyche.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you have looked through this encyclopedia and are still having problems understanding what your dream meant, it might help before you go to sleep to ask your dreaming mind to make a confusing situation clearer for you or to present you with images or symbols that you can understand. When a dream seems important but you find it impossible to understand, ask yourself just before you go to sleep to be sent another which will give you further insight.
If you can relate the dream to a particular incident, problem or situation in your waking life but cannot understand the message, think about the incident before making your request. Some dreams reflect the worry associated with problems, showing that you are wasting your energy and could be putting it to better use. Even insoluble problems can be helped by a change of attitude—and that is how dreams can help.
Put your request as a direct command to your dreaming mind. In your thoughts, just before you go to sleep, state to yourself quite clearly what you want to know, and tell yourself that in the morning you will remember all that you have dreamed. To show you are sincere, you might want to put a notebook and pen by your bedside in readiness to write down the first thing that comes into your mind when you wake up—your dream. Sometimes it can take a few requests, depending on the link between your conscious and unconscious mind, but eventually your efforts will achieve results.
found out in waking life. Cheating and faking in dreams may also suggest feelings of inadequacy in waking life.
If you were performing a trick in your dream, try to remember if your audience was impressed or not, as this dream may suggest that you are trying to manipulate people in waking life.
If you were plotting or scheming or are a part of a group of people plotting in your dream, your unconscious is telling you that you are not being completely open and honest in your dealings with everyone in real life. Dreams of hiding or dreams in which you lock up your possessions or hide them away in a safe, strong box, under the floorboards in the attic may also represent some form of deception or fear that you are not facing up to. See also Surreal impossibility entry in SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia
Below is a list of some of the crystals you might use. It is important to stress, however, that the following guidelines are based on conjecture and anecdotal experience only:
Love and romance
Rose quartz and jade are thought to be good crystals or stones for dreams in which love is the issue at hand. Place either crystal (or both) under your pillow. The energies of these stones are thought to encourage dreams that are loving and filled with positive vibrations.
Money and prosperity
Citrine is a powerful, healing quartz that is thought to be an excellent crystal for bringing about wealth in body, mind and spirit. Known as the merchant stone, it is believed to attract abundance in ways that fortify balance, whether that balance is sought in the home, the bank account, the body, mind or spirit.
Clear quartz is considered the best crystal for issues you need to work through while sleeping. Before you go to sleep, hold the quartz in your hand and spend a while meditating the issue on your mind, with the express request to solve your issue via your dreams. Then place the quartz under your pillow. You may find that when you awake you will be more focused, grounded and that the issue that was previously bothering you is now crystal clear.
Stress release and insomnia
Amethyst is thought to be an excellent stone for relieving you of the stress of the day. A relaxing crystal, it also helps with insomnia and headaches. Take a glove and place it over your left ‘receiving’ hand before retiring to bed. Slip a small amethyst crystal into the glove to increase your chances of good dream recall, a good night’s rest and stress release.... The Element Encyclopedia
The same happens when you use makeup yourself. Distorting your image can prevent you, momentarily, from seeing your own shortcomings. But sooner or later the mask will disappear and your disguise will not hide the truth any longer. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of failing your driving test, you are not yet emotionally ready to handle something that you are planning to do (or have already done) in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Possible illness, need for relief.
3. Avoidance is somehow being aided and abetted. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are the pharmacist: you would like to be wealthy.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of eating the drumstick of a fowl is an omen of good luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are in a dumpster it can symbolize a worthless lifestyle, Phil. 3:8 NLT ... Christian Dream Symbols
For a young woman, this denotes that she will be set aside by her lover for a newer flame.
If you free yourself of the dust by using judicious measures, you will clear up the loss. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A period of petty problems and irritations.
3. Feelings that others have failed the dreamer.
4. Concealing questionable activities (to dust a room).
5. To clear up past problems (to dust a room). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A cloud of dust which is produced from a brisk movement of a car or a horse in a dream means controlling one’s affairs, indulging in falsehood or enticing trouble. Dusting one’s store and throwing the dirt on the sidewalk in a dream means business losses.
If a merchant sees his merchandises covered with dust in a dream, it means depression and unsalability of his merchandise.
(Also see Specs of dust)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To married folk it foretells serious vexations through their relatives or inlaws.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream that you are Dusting a room shows that some improvement will come if you persevere.... Mystic Dream Book
If something is dusty, then this means it has been neglected, abandoned, unused, and is old or outdated.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It signifies an approaching period of annoyances, petty quarrels, and minor embarrassments; however, if you managed to clean it off, the adverse aura will soon disperse.
To dream of seeing a cloud of dust gathering or rolling indicates a new problem on your horizon which will only be overcome by prolonged effort... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) A person covered with dust will probably be you, in which case you need rejuvenating. Perhaps you are too much under the sway of the past and need to dissolve old resentments and turn receptively to the future (or, rather, to the present) and to your inner self, to see what each of them is offering you.
(3) Dust may be a symbol of death or mortality. But it may be that you feel dead, in which case, see (2) above. See also Dead / Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming of dusty objects is also a symbol of abandonment and neglect.
It is evidence of the rejection of that which you haven’t even touched in a while. This may include aspects of yourself you are not aware of or have forgotten. Similarly, these aspects may be positive and refer to talent: the dream makes you aware of the artistic, musical, or creative skills that you do not use. The objects that are covered by this dust will give you a hint of the final oneiric meaning. (See ABANDONMENT and ASH)
According to gypsy tradition, the more dust in the dream, the less the annoyance you have to face.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
An exploiting worldview has taken over.
The dreamer needs to find and stop the ways he is exploiting himself—and others. See Forest.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Sad, suicidal (ernest hemingway). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. If traveling west, headed in the “right” (i.E., Conservative) direction. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The Sun rises in the East.
A dream about the East is almost always connected with a longing for higher consciousness, greater clarity, and better self-understanding.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Specifically dreaming of the East indicates we are looking at the mysterious and religious side of ourselves. We link with instinctual belief as opposed to logical reasoning.
2- We may be looking towards new life or a new beginning (see Dawn).
3- The East in Spiritual terms suggests the spring, a time for hope and vouth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is associated with the mountain, the highest center of spiritual attainment. Moving in an eastward direction in your dream thus signifies questing for your spiritual connection with the God Source and God Self, as well as entering a new-beginning phase of your life.
(See Compass, Four directions.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The archangel for the east is raphael, healer of the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The magical element associated with the east is air and the colour is yellow; these significances often reveal themselves in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See also Compass.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Is it eastern countries / culture / values / spiritualitv that is making a deep appeal to you? This may mean you should go there / do some reading / start meditating. Alternatively, it mav simply mean that you need to look somewhere - ultimately, in your inner self - for more real and relevant goals and values than those that have been dominating your life so far.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreams about the East (in the sense of the Orient) have other associations, sometimes of a spiritual nature. For someone living in the Midwest or California, “back East” would mean the eastern United States.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
3. Being born again spiritually. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Good omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you’ve just gone through a dark night of the soul, take heart in knowing that you are undergoing transformation, and you will come through better and brighter than ever before. See Rebirth and Spring.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If bunnies and eggs, represents a celebration, playfulness and delight.... The Dream Books Symbols
2- Dreaming of an Easter egg indicates there is a great deal of potential available to us on a mental level that needs releasing.
3- An Easter egg is associated with Spring, as in ‘hope springs eternal’. Rebirth and resurrection.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a man such a dream is more likely to be to do with his innate sense of timing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Depth Psychology: Easter eggs are a symbol of fertility and the desire for physical love. See Egg. Easter, on the other hand, symbolizes your longing for redemption in a certain matter.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of an eating contest suggests a need to re-evaluate your expectation to succeed. Slowing down may bring success more quickly in the long run.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The same is the interpretation if – instead of eating them-he sees himself or another picking them up or carrying them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you experience ecstasy in disturbing dreams you will be subjected to sorrow and disappointment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the dream itself is disturbing and you still feel a measure of ecstasy in it then you may feel sadness from a broken love affair.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream about ecstasy in the moments after an upsetting dream indicates that you will encounter sadness and regret. You heart may be trying to heal from a recent situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the dream itself is disturbing and you still feel a measure of ecstasy in it then you may feel sadness from a broken love affair.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A hiatus and/or a change, whichever is feasible in your case, would be advisable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the feature of the dream involved snapping elastic or the use of rubber bands, it forecasts a coming request for help which you should try to give.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Might as well get it over with, as it’s better sooner than later.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
For a young woman, this dream portends that her inheritance will be of a disappointing nature. She will have to live quite frugally, as her inheritance will be a poor man and a house full of children. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Worry about whether one will inherit some thing. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A farmland in a dream also represents stored grains or fruits or vegetables. Anything that affects the farmland, such as drought, inundation, diseases or a fire in a dream will manifest in people’s life in the cities.
A farmland in a dream also may represents one’s livelihood and earnings, a patient and a helping wife, or a hard-working and a patient husband. Ifone sees a blossoming farmland in his dream, it means blessings, growth and profits from his work.
A farmland in a dream also means wasting one’s life in useless endeavors, or it could mean heedlessness, lack of comfort, pleasure in one’s life or neglecting to seek knowledge while occupying oneself in pursuing mundane objectives.
(Also see Farm)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A large, impressive, elaborate estate in your dream suggests that you are approaching a danger point in your effort to “keep up with the Joneses”; unpleasant aftermath can be avoided if you adjust now to a more realistic budget A small or modest estate in your dream predicts a slow but steady rise in life.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A person who doesn’t handle anxiety or stress can easily fail in work or in relationships. Many people do not enter a relationship because of the problems it poses. Dr Evans suggests that dreams are the means by which we both practise and update our programs of survival. Our experience of the day may question or enhance our behaviour stratagems for success at work or in relationships. Without the reprogramming occurring in dreams we would be stuck at one level of behavioural maturity. ‘As we gain in experience, as our input gets richer and more diverse, we modify our programs rather than replace them with a completely fresh set/ ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
One of the most common dreams is failing an exam. In the dream one is not prepared for the exam. In a variation, one is onstage and doesn’t know the lines. Both situations refer to a fear of failing in public.
The dreamer should examine his self-esteem. In the exam situation, usually the subject—or question one doesn’t know how to answer—gives an indication of the field in which one feels insecure. Onstage, the play or scene is sometimes a key to the field of fear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you find your name on a list of those who have not passed a school exam, you may feel that you have failed in some way in waking life or that someone is marking you down.... The Element Encyclopedia
The nature of birds is to fly. Therefore, the one towards whom a bird is associated may be said to be traveling very often and widely.
A peacock may be interpreted as a wealthy non-Arab king who adopts much embellishments and who has many followers.
The same applies to a royal white falcon or eagle. But if it is a crow or a magpie, it represents an evil person.
As shown in the above examples, the Mu’abbir should be able to drawn analogies before interpreting a dream.
If he does so, he will be rightly-guide, by the will of Allah.
And Guidance is from Allah alone.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The nature of birds is to fly. Therefore, the one towards whom a bird is associated may be said to be traveling very often and widely.
A peacock may be interpreted as a wealthy non-Arab king who adopts much embellishments and who has many followers.
The same applies to a royal white falcon or eagle. But if it is a crow or a magpie, it represents an evil person.
As shown in the above examples, the Mu’abbir should be able to drawn analogies before interpreting a dream.
If he does so, he will be rightly-guide, by the will of Allah.
And Guidance is from Allah alone. ... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Tired of a particular situation or person. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Shamans and exorcists conduct rituals for the release of negative spirits, and if this archetype appears in a dream, it suggests a form of possession by destructive or antisocial impulses in oneself or others, and the need to confront it.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is possible that in feeling different to others we sense ourselves to be alien and not of this world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: Dreaming about blue eyes: either somebody is secretly in love with you or you are secredy in love with someone. Dark or brown eyes: prepare yourself for a disappointing romance. Dreaming about an eye illness (eye patch, eye injury, or blindness): you are unable to see a situation in your life clearly, or you have a problem facing the real truth.
An eye patch indicates that you can do your job even with your eyes closed! Visiting or seeing an ophthalmologist: you will soon see things as they really are. See Cross-eyed.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about eyes means you are too preoccupied with yourself.
The eye is considered the organ of light. Dreaming about eyes always has something to do with understanding life. Dreaming about an eye that is looking at you might be a warning from your conscience. Eyes by themselves are symbols of intelligence, spirit, alertness, and curiosity. Other events in the dream are important here.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the fabric is irritating or uncomfortable, this may suggest that a part of your waking life is also uncomfortable; for example, a person, a place or a job. Leather, silk and chiffon are all regarded as sensual fabrics because they titillate the senses with their feel and aroma; as a result, they may have sexual connotations in a dream. They are also prized fabrics and their inclusion in dreams may reflect a dual longing in the dreamer to be perceived as a cut above the rest and to enjoy a luxurious life.
Man-made fabrics like nylon, polyester or plastic in the dream world point out that someone’s appearance or persona (maybe your own) is false or limited. These fabrics can also be itchy, so if they cause you problems in your dream world, can you draw a parallel with someone, or something, irritating you in waking life? Or is your itchiness self-inflicted by your choice of clothes when other options are available?
Freudians, of course, see fur as a symbol for pubic hair and dreams in which you are enveloped in soft fur indicate a desire to return to the comfort and security of the womb.
If you are wearing ermine, this is a symbol of moral purity and probity—ermine traditionally lines the robes of royalty and judges. Wearing ermine in your dream may therefore suggest a longing for childhood innocence, or delusions of grandeur.
Tartan is, for most people, associated with the kilt and traditional Scottish male dress so when it appears in a dream it may evoke images of robust virility. For Jungians, a woman dreaming of a man wearing a kilt may represent the animus, the masculine aspects of the female psyche, from which the dreamer may draw inspiration and power.
If you ripped off buttons on your blouse and shirt in your dream, then perhaps you have been too buttoned-up in waking life, to the extent that your unconscious is urging you to relax and reveal the real you. Dreams about loosening your belt or necktie may also suggest a release from pressures in waking life. By contrast, if you tightened your belt, laces, sash or ribbon, your unconscious may be urging you to economize or tighten up in some way.
If your dream homed in on a zipper, do you long to have more energy or thrills in your life, or should you keep your thoughts to yourself as if to zip it up? Releasing buttons or a zip may refer to a need for relaxation or a desire to develop an easier relationship with another person. On the other hand, if your zipper got stuck and you couldn’t move it in your dream however hard you tugged at it, do you feel trapped by responsibility and routine, and long for release?... The Element Encyclopedia
1- In dream imagery, in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to certain qualities, animals may be shown as having characteristics belonging to other creatures. Archctypally, there arc many combinations which arc possible and which will give unlimited potential to the creative abilities within the dreamer (see Archetypes).
The dreamer is being shown that there is Freedom from conventional principles.
2- Given the freedom to crcate, the mind can produce both the fantastic and the grotesque. Such fabulous beasts are the result of trying to reconcile these two polarities.
3- Fearsome and terrifying powers of nature arc represented in this interpretation.
The dreamer should be aware of his own ‘animalistic’ power and whether he can control it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The centaur represents the combination of man with beast whilst the minotaur does the reverse – that of beast with man. These combinations are intended to show that we are able to combine two basic principles.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(It is sometimes said that only the female griffin has wings, yet the griffin is also said to draw the chariot of nemesis, goddess of justice, across the sky.)... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of the fagots giving off a thick smoke then will your enemies get the better of you. Anothers actions will bring harm to you if you dream of walking on them, but if they do not burn you the harm will be negligible.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
(Also see Panderer; Pimp)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A young person dreaming of a film star may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.
2- Famous people, pop or film stars may also serve in dreams as a projection of the type of person we would like to be. We may, for instance, in real life be shy and withdrawn, but need to be admired and loved.
3- Spiritually, as we reach for perfection we need to ‘work through’ various aspects of our personality. Sometimes we arc able to reject such aspects as not being appropriate for the life we live.
For instance, we may realise that the destructiveness of a public life would take its toll within our own lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are abstaining from food/thoughts that are unhealthy for you, then this indicates that you are releasing and detoxifying impurities from your system. Releasing what you don’t want so that you can feast on what you do want.
If this dream is about rapid movement, see Fast Lane or Express.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are on a fast, means purification and cleansing; also, self-denial and lack of self-love if carried to an extreme; destructive to physical energy.... The Dream Books Symbols
If one interrupts his obligatory fast through forgetfulness in a dream, it means that he will receive a pleasing gift or money. Fasting in a dream also means honor, rising in station, or it could mean repentance from sin, repayment of a debt, penitence for a sinner or begetting a son. Observing the obligatory fast of the month of Ramadan in a dream means understanding something about which one has doubt or recognizing the truth without falsification or distortion.
If one finds that he is the only person observing the obligatory fast in the dream, and if he is unlettered, it means that he will memorize the Holy Quran, attain a spiritual maturity and receive glad tidings. This dream also indicates that he is a pious and a religious person.
If one is sick, it means that he will recover from his illness.
If he is lost in heedlessness, it means that Allah Almighty will grant him guidance.
If he is indebted, it means that he will be able to repay his debts.
If in his dream, one intentionally breaks his fast during the prescribed fast of the holy month of Ramadan, it means that he could kill someone. Similarly, if one sees himself killing someone in a dream, it means that he has intentionally broke his obligatory fast. Observing the two months of atonement for the sin of breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan or for any such fast for the expiation of sins in a dream means that one may fall sick and repent to Allah Almighty from his sins. Intentionally breaking the obligatory fast of Ramadan in a dream also means neglecting one of the pillars of Islam.
If one acknowledges that, then vows to offer the required duties in a dream, it means that he could receive an unexpected gift which will arrive shortly.
If one recognizes in his dream the importance of the month of Ramadan, it means that he is on the right path.
If he is not fasting, it means that he may go on a journey. Voluntary fasting in a dream means protection against one’s enemies.
If a sick person sees himself fasting in a dream, it could mean his death, silence, celebrations or recovering from an illness. It could also represent one’s faith in Allah Almighty and sincerity in his words and actions.
If one sees masses of people fasting in a dream, it could mean a famine.
If one eats during the hours of observing the fast in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin, or it could mean indebtedness or falling sick. Fasting the month of Ramadan in a dream also means safety, protection from evil or repentance from sins. Fasting the extra six days following the festival day which concludes the holy month of Ramadan in a dream means patching one’s prayers or paying charity or regretting one’s faults. Fasting Monday and Thursday of every week in a dream means strengthening family ties. Fasting the three white days of every month (i.e., the 13th, 14th, and the 15th days of the lunar month) in a dream means repayment of one’s debts in instalments or teaching someone how to properly read the Quran or spreading knowledge. Fasting during the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram in a dream represents asceticism, piety, renouncing the world or attending the pilgrimage to Mecca. Fasting the day when the pilgrims are standing at mount Arafat in a dream means acceptance of one’s charities. Fasting the last ten days of the month of Zul-Hijjah in a dream means attaining a good conclusion to one’s life in this world to become a pious person, or it could also mean fulfilling a promise. Fasting the day of Ashura in a dream means doing good deeds, but it could also mean witnessing adversities and escaping from its dangers, or it could mean living to witness the next religious festival, or if one’s wife is pregnant, it could mean that she will beget a blessed son who will grow to be a righteous man. Fasting during the lunar month of Rajab in a dream means working for people in authority, or it could mean that one may be commissioned to work overseas, or it could mean going on a short trip. Fasting an extra day in doubt about one’s proper religious performance in a dream means committing a sin or lack of vigilance and certitude about one’s devotion. Fasting days of the month of Ramadan one has missed for a permissible reason in a dream means release of a prisoner or repentance of a sinner. Fasting a votive fast or a vowed fast for the purpose of an attainment in a dream means attaining one’s goal, joy and happiness. Observing a votive perpetual or an ongoing fast in a dream means undertaking a heavy responsibility or following innovation, or it could mean becoming a loner or abstaining from talking to others, or that one would only talk if the subject is beneficial to others, for fasting in a dream also means silence. Observing a votive perpetual fast in a dream also represents a pious and a religious person.
If the person is a sinner, such votive fast in a dream also may mean that he will get nothing out of what he wants. Paying the due charity (Sadaqat-ul Fitr) after completing one’s fast in a dream means recovering from an illness.
If one observes a fast for show in his dream, it means that he will receive what he desires.
(Also see Ashura; Feast of Breaking the Fast)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The motive for the fast is important.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- If we have a grievance, fasting may be a way of making it known.
3- Fasting is a way of changing consciousness, and also a move towards realisation through resistance to temptation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An unsatisfied hunger within. Tlie question then becomes for what are you hungering?
A temporary abstinence from something meaningful in order to obtain something even more precious.... The Language of Dreams
The dream suggests that you be sexually moderate.
Depth Psychology: Fasting can also indicate that you are trying to “cleanse” your character (from greed, impulses, instincts, and unrealistic hopes).
The dream may also indicate an actual illness.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is considered to be the most powerful spiritual discipline there is, but should not be indulged in in everyday life without properly qualified support.
Dreaming of fasting suggests that some kind of spiritual discipline may be required.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we have what we consider to be a grievance, self-denial may manifest as the image of fasting (doing without sustenance). This may be the psyche’s way of making this grievance known.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see disorder or misconduct at a feast, foretells quarrels or unhappiness through the negligence or sickness of some person.
To arrive late at a feast, denotes that vexing affairs will occupy you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream about a disorganized feast warns about fights or displeasure due to someone else’s neglect or illness.
To dream that you arrive late to a feast suggests that someone that annoys you will take up too much of your time and effort.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are seated at a feast, partaking in a joyous manner, then this symbolizes your ability to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
If you are uncomfortable at the feast, you are grappling with issues of deservability and abundance.
The message of this dream is to revel in your well-earned success and share to it with others. See Food and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see disorder at a feast is an omen that you will experience arguments or unhappiness caused by an enemy in your midst.
A dream of arriving late at a feast signifies a worrying event that will occupy your mind.... My Dream Interpretation