The more of them you see, the more fortunate your dream.
If they are in rags, it indicates difficulties, but if you tackle your problems boldly, you will pull through.... Mystic Dream Book
If only the feet are bare, then you may expect some trouble or difficulty, but by perseverance and hard work you will prove successful.... Mystic Dream Book
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
Dreams are a universal feature of the human mind. Carl Jung even believed that visions in our dreams offer glimpses into universal archetypes, instinctive primordial images derived from a collective unconscious built into the very structure of the human brain. You might think, then, that even blind people could tap into this instinctive pool of primordial images and see them in their dreams.
There have been studies into whether or not congenitally blind people dream in visual images, but the findings have been mixed— some studies conclude that congenitally blind people do not dream in visual images, whilst other reports conclude that may do. The general consensus is that although people who are blind certainly do dream, their dreams are believed to be visual only to the extent that they can see, or could see before their blindness, in their waking life. People who are blind from birth are believed to have dreams that are primarily auditory, with their other intact senses participating to about the same degree that they do in a sighted person’s dreams. Such people are not thought to dream in visual images. People who are legally blind but are able to see blurs of movement, light and color would have a visual dimension to their dreams matching what they see when they are awake.... The Element Encyclopedia
2- Psychologically we are not able to be part of a group until we have a certain level of maturity, so to dream of being with a crowd can denote our awareness of ourselves.
3- Organised Ritual is an important part of the progression to spiritual awareness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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
For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only wav we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.
2- Memories can remain buried for years and often when people who have died appear in dreams, we are being reminded of different times, places or relationships which will help us to deal with present situations.
3- To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our long-forgotten ancestors.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only way we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you spoke with someone who is dead, you will soon hear very good news.... My Dream Interpretation
When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.
The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.
An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For Jungians, wearing clothes of the opposite sex may signal the dreamer’s need to express the anima (female aspects of the male nature) or the animus (male aspects of the female nature). For Freudians, a child dressing up in adult clothes, particularly if the clothes are those of the opposite sex, may suggest childhood rivalry with one parent for the affections of the opposite sex parent.
If you are simply changing outfit in your dream, this may suggest altering your mode of behavior, role or mood.
If you astonish yourself by shopping for, buying and wearing unusual clothes in your dream that you would never normally wear in waking life, then your unconscious may have been suggesting that you have become too set in your ways and outlook, and that it is time to open your mind up to new opinions. Is it time for you to break out of your rut and for other people to sit up and notice you?
On the other hand if you dress casually in waking life and dream of wearing a business suit, your unconscious may be urging you to adopt a more business- like approach.
If you were surprised by the color of the clothes in your dream— either your own or those belonging to someone else—then see if that color has significance for you (see COLORS).
If you find yourself dressed in expensive designer clothes you couldn’t normally afford, this may also be simple wish- fulfillment, especially if you are fashion conscious.... The Element Encyclopedia
Example: A film star I admire came and lay beside me in the night. He told me he loved me and would stay with me. I knew he was living with a woman who had borne his child, but he told me he was going to tell her he was leaving her. In the morning we walked along the road where I live, to tell the woman’ (Sharon). Sharon processed her dream and saw the film star as her own strength and determination to further her career as a dancer. Being 18 she was faced with the decision of whether to become a wife and mother—the other woman —or put those urges into her work. In her dream she chose to be fully involved in her dancing.
Famous people can be seen as social guinea pigs. Collectively we expose them to enormous amounts of money, sexual opportunity, drugs, alcohol, and tremendous social and commercial pressures. Then we examine every part of their life to see how well they cope. Millions then identify with the image they portray of how to deal with reality at its worst.
The famous person in our dream might therefore represent our coping mechanism. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For instance, we may realize that the destructiveness of a public life would take its toll within our own lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A young person dreaming of a film star may not be ready for the responsibility of a real relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) The famous person may represent what you would like to be. This may correspond to your shadow-self, the other side of your personality that is still buried in your unconscious.
If so, it means you could incorporate into your conscious life those desired qualities that you see in the famous person, because they are already present - latent - in you.
(3) Alternatively, what the famous person represents may be a part of your personality or behaviour patterns that you have refused to acknowledge - for example, aggressiveness or a will to dominate.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
According to Freudians, such dreams are pure wishfulfillment, with the celebrity representing either what you want to be or your desire for more recognition in waking life. By contrast, Jungians consider that dreams of celebrities represent archetypes and aspects of your personality that are still buried in your unconscious.
If so, your dreaming mind is encouraging you to incorporate those desired qualities that you see in the famous person into your conscious life, because they are already present—latent—in you. On the other hand, the famous person may represent your shadow or hidden side: a part of your personality, or a behavior pattern, that you have refused to acknowledge—for example, aggressiveness or a will to dominate.
In short, celebrities in dreams often symbolize those hidden qualities upon which you need to turn the spotlight. Whenever you dream of becoming famous, or meeting someone famous or powerful, quickly write down a couple of positives and a couple of negatives about that person. Don’t think too much.
Then ask yourself, ‘Do I see any of these qualities in myself right now? Are they qualities that I want to develop? What can I learn from the dream about myself and my life from this person?’ See also ARCHETYPES; PEOPLE.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
To see others’ feet, denotes that you will maintain your rights in a pleasant, but determined way, and win for yourself a place above the common walks of life.
To dream that you wash your feet, denotes that you will let others take advantage of you.
To dream that your feet are hurting you, portends troubles of a humiliating character, as they usually are family quarrels.
To see your feet swollen and red, you will make a sudden change in your business by separating from your family. This is an evil dream, as it usually foretells scandal and sensation. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Stability (as in “both feet on the ground”).
3. Regret over communication or deed (as in “foot in mouth”).
4. Illness in another part of the body. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A broken foot may comment that you are unable to stand on your own two feet or to move forward without support from others.
The sole of the foot may mention the soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The sole of a foot can represent the only support that a person is receiving in a particular circumstance.
It is possible that the dream could be a pun for ‘putting your foot in your mouth.’ To dream that you are washing your feet suggests that you need to be wary of other people who may try to take you for granted.
For individuals in India, if you dream about feet, this could represent godlike attributes, as feet are considered the holiest part of the body.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the feet are dirty, then your dream is telling you to release your non-supportive thoughts, beliefs and feelings.
The washing of someone else’s feet shows service, devotion and a passion for caring for the well being of others. Tantric teachings say that the feet is the point where the human and the divine intersect. You are becoming grounded. See Bare feet.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Viewing many feet walking on the street indicates financial reverses.
Cold feet symbolize fears and worries about a particular course of action which the dreamer may have been planning to take - as in the metaphor “getting cold feet.” Other symbols in the dream should reveal whether the dreamer’s fears are warranted or not.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream that you are washing your feet, you will let others take advantage of you. Dream about being barefoot represent your playful attitudes and relaxed, carefree outlook on life.
If you dream that you have big feet, people admire you and find you attractive.
If you dream of having no feet, this foretells unexpected obstacles in your path. Also see “Footprints.”... My Dream Interpretation
Itching feet predict travel.
To bathe the feet indicates release from anxiety.
Strange feet signify new acquaintances.
Aching feet mean family troubles.
Stocking feet forecast an annoying mystery.
Bare feet suggest new experiences with the opposite sex.
Dirty feet are a warning to guard your credit.
Burning feet signify jealousy.
Cold feet augur a disappointment in love.
A broken foot suggests reverses through carelessness.
Loss of feet indicates unexpected obstacles.
Having your feet stepped on is a warning against indiscreet actions and/or talk.
Children’s feet represent small disappointments.
Many feet walking on a sidewalk predict a financial loss or loss of an expected gain.
Very large feet promise good health.
Very small feet signify needless worry.
Pain from bunions oi sore feet forecasts comfort in old age.
Treatment by a chiropodist predicts a change for the better.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The feet also connect to how well you are experiencing living in the present moment, for that is something that is experienced right where your feet are.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For a Christian, dreaming of washing feet is a sign of forgiveness, but it can also mean that you are keeping a safe distance from a current problem and will return to it when you feel better able to tackle it. In India, to dream of the feet may symbolize divine qualities in the dreamer, since the feet are considered the holiest part of the body. Consider also the pun of putting your foot in your mouth or putting your foot in it.
If you are walking barefoot in your dream, you have your feet firmly placed on the ground in waking life. Loss of a foot or feet in a dream indicates feelings of helplessness in waking life. To see toes in your dream represents the minor details of life and how you deal with them.
If your toenails are growing in your dream, this symbolizes an extension of your understanding in a particular matter.
If your toe is hurt, perhaps you are feeling anxious about moving forward with someone.
If someone is kissing your toe, they may be trying to reassure you in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
The foot also represents your whole being and is a reflection of your persona.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) Feet moving backwards may mean that, in real life, you are not making progress — not growing as a person - but are (in danger of)
regressing to an earlier stage. For feet moving to right or left, or clockwise or anticlockwise, see Anticlockwise, Clockwise, Left, Right / Left.
(3) Feet may symbolize what your life is based on. Perhaps the dream is urging you to take a critical look at your fundamental attitudes and values.
(4) Feet may symbolize contact with Nature, including instinctual drives and instinctive wisdom. Feet are at the opposite ends of the body to the head, which symbolizes intellectuality and fantasizing. Intellectuals typically have difficulty in assimilating the instinctive wisdom of their unconscious, but desperately need what the unconscious has to offer: without it they are lopsided (or top-heavy, if you will). Keep vour feet on the ground and your head in the air? No, that means a split in the psyche. Rather, keep your head in your feet!
(5) A foot or feet may symbolize male or female genitals. (Freud says that the foot resembles genitalia in having a strong smell and, although in adult life we may find such pungent body smells disagreeable, in childhood they fascinated us.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The following list is merely a starting point, being far from comprehensive, but if any of these well-known figures appear in your dreams, try to find out why. They are such vivid and colorful examples of the potential power of good or evil in waking life that their appearance in dreamland should be taken extremely seriously as a powerful message from your unconscious.... The Element Encyclopedia
Alexander the Great: Conqueror, empire building, warrior archetype.
Aristotle: İnfluential greek philosopher, the importance of asking questions and challenging conventional thought.
Bell, Alexander Graham: İnventor of telephone, communication, networking .
Bonaparte, Napoleon: French emperor, tactician, warrior archetype, exile.
Columbus, Christopher: Explorer, led europe to the americas, new territories to discover, new potential.
Confucius: The founder of confucianism, wise old man archetype.
Copernicus, Nicolas: Priest, astronomer, taught heliocentricity, the world revolves around the sun.
Daguerre, Louis: Pioneer of photography, vision, impressions, image change.
Darwin, Charles: Biologist, formulated theory of evolution, survival of the fittest.
Descartes, René: Rationalist philosopher and mathematician, logic, reason, ı think therefore ı am.
Edison, Thomas: İnventor of light bulb, illumination, insight.
Einstein, Albert: Physicist, theory of relativity, greatness achieved by power of the mind.
Fermi, Enrico: Father of atomic bomb, ultimate weapon of destruction, the last resort.
Fleming, Alexander: Penicillin, advances in bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy, strengthening your defenses.
Ford, Henry: İndustrialist, revolutionized mass production, the repetition of the production line.
Galilei, Galileo: Catholic astronomer, accurately described heliocentric solar system, visionary, conflict of authority with freedom of thought.
Gutenberg, Johann: Developed movable type, printed bibles, communication, the printed word.
Machiavelli, Niccolò: Author of the prince, archetype of the manipulator.
Marconi, Guglielmo: İnventor of the radio, communication, words, reaching a large audience.
Marx, Karl: Social philosopher, marxist communism, class struggle.
Michelangelo: Painter; sculptor, architect, diversity, energy, talent.
Moses: God’s messenger, leader of people out of slavery.
Muhammad: Prophet of ıslam, founder of major world religion, military and political leader, pure ideals, indomitable will.
Newton, Isaac: Physicist, theory of universal gravitation, laws of motion, universe working like clockwork.
St Paul: Proselytizer of christianity, dogma, tradition, rules and regulations.
Plato: Greek philosopher, intellectual focus on spiritual concepts rather than physical elements of life.
Shakespeare, William: Playwright, understanding of complete range of human emotions, stupendous output.
Voltaire: Writer and philosopher, crusade against tyranny and bigotry, the importance of tolerance.
Washington, George: First president of the united states of america, the basic rights of the individual, david versus goliath.
Watt, James: Developer of steam engine, new possibilities, travel.
William the Conqueror: First king of modern england, beginning a new project, invasion.
Wright, Orville and Wilbur: Inventors of airplane, longing to escape, fly away or reach new heights... The Element Encyclopedia
(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).
.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To eat mustard seed and feel the burning in your mouth, denotes that you will repent bitterly some hasty action, which has caused you to suffer.
To dream of eating green mustard cooked, indicates the lavish waste of fortune, and mental strain.
For a young woman to eat newly grown mustard, foretells that she will sacrifice wealth for personal desires. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Your talk is getting you in trouble.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If this dream repeats to frequently, you may be living too intensely.
To dream that you eat mustard and feel it burn your mouth denotes bitter regret for an action that caused someone harm.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If one eats mustard in his dream, it means that someone may poison him, or that he may fall into a vicious circle, or acquire an evil reputation. It also means that he may receive clean money, though through awesome hardships. Mustard seeds in a dream only denote good if seen by a physician. Otherwise, for the majority of people, seeing mustard or sesame seeds in a dream means a sickness, a fever, or poison.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The North Star is telling you all is well, you are moving in the right direction.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the old person is male – depending on the gender of the dreamer – he will stand for either the self or the animus.
If female then she will signify the great mother or the anima. All father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.
A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past – things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. A measure of how one ﬁts into society, belonging. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the person is known to you, think about your relationship with him or her and the issues that the dream has brought up. We learn about ourselves through others, and probably our most valuable possessions are our relationships. Some believe that the strangers in your dreams represent different parts of yourself and are extensions and projections of your own personality. Many people believe that their dreams can predict the future. When they have negative or frightening dreams, they become anxious about the future. Alternatively, when their dreams are a form of wish-fulfillment, the dreamers become very excited and are hopeful that the dream will come true. Most dreams are not prophetic but are psychological or spiritual in nature. Their primary function may be to help us live better in the present, rather than the future. See also: Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, Siblings, Child, Parents, Father, Mother... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Example: ‘I was outdoors with a group of people acting as leader. We were in the middle of a war situation with bullets playing around us. Maybe aeroplanes were also attacking. I was leading the group from cover to cover, avoiding the bullets’ (Paul W). Despite feeling attacked, either by external events, or from inner conflicts, Paul is using leadership skills to deal with his own fears and tendencies.
If a friend told us he had just had an argument with his wife and was going to leave her, we might sit down and counsel them by listening and helping them to son out the hun feelings from their long- term wishes. We might point out they had felt this way before, but it passed—in other words give feedback they had missed. In a similar way, our various emotions and drives often need this son of skill employed by ourself. This unifies us, leading to coping skills as in Paul’s dream.
Example: Walking alone through a small town. I was heading for a place that a group of people, in a street parallel to mine, were also heading for.
A person from the group tried to persuade me that the right way to get to the place was along the street the group was walking. I knew the street did not matter, only the general direction.
The person was quite disturbed by my independence. It made him or her feel uncenain co have their leader apparently questioned. I felt uncenain too for a moment’ (Ivor S).
A group of people, as in Ivor’s dream, can also depict how one meets the pressure of social norms. As social relationship is one of the most imponant factors outside personal survival—and survival depends upon it— such dreams help us to clarify our individual contact with society. Human beings have an unconscious but highly developed sense of the psychological social environment. Ivor’s dream shows something we are all involved in—how we are relating to humans collectively. Are we in conflict with group behaviour and direction? Do we conform, but perhaps have conflict with our individual drives? Do we find a way between the opposites? Much of our response is laid down in childhood and remains unconscious unless we review it.
In some dreams, a group of people represent what is meant by the word God. This may sound unlikely, but the unconscious, because it is highly capable of synthesis, often looks at humanity as a whole. Collectively humanity has vast creative and destructive powers which intimately affect us as individuals. Collectively it has performed miracles which, looked at as an individual, appear impossible. How could a little human being build the Great Pyramid, or a space shuttle? The Bible echoes this concept in such phrases as Whatever you do to the least of one of these, you do to me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- In order to disentangle the various types of ‘information’ which each character brings to the dreamer, it is often necessary to decide what or who each one makes us think of. That way we will reveal the deeper meanings and connections.
An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories which may, or may not, be painful.
A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. may suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy. Sometimes, rather than trying to decipher the meaning of the dream it is enough to look at what bearing the dream character’s actions have on the dreamer’s everyday life.
To interpret why the dreamer has adopted a particular role we would need to know a little bit more about his lifestyle. When there is some conflict within the dreamer between love and aversion for a particular person, we are more likely to dream about them.
Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of the dreamer’s thoughts and feelings. Similarly; there maybe a marked contrast in the way the dreamer handles a situation with two of his dream characters.
It is as though two options are being practised. Composite characters As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasise one characteristic or quality in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to it.
The fact that it is not just one person emphasises the many-faceted human being. Every- character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person. Adolescent To dream of oneself as adolescent focuses on our undeveloped side.
Dreaming of an adolescent of the opposite sex usually means dealing with a suppressed part of our development.
The emotions associated with adolescence are very raw and clear and such emotions arc accessible often only through dreams. There may be conflict over freedom. Ancestors Our customs, ways of behaving, morality and our religious feelings are all handed down from generation to generation. When we become conscious of our ancestors in a dream we are focusing on our roots. We may- understand ourselves through our relationship with the past. Authority Figures (such as magistrates, teachers etc. also see individual entries) Our concept of authority is first developed through our relationship with our father or father figure. Depending on how we were treated as children, our view of authority will be anything from a benign helper to an exploitative disciplinarian. Most authority figures will ultimately lead us back to what is right for us, although not necessarily what we might consider good for us. Authority figures in dreams initially appear to have power over us, though if worked with properly will generate the power to succeed. Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.
Baby To dream about a baby which is our own indicates that we need to recognise those vulnerable feelings over which we have no control. We may be attempting something new.
If the baby is someone else’s in the dream, we need to be aware of that person’s ability to be hurt, or that they may be innocent of something. Psychologically we are in touch with the innocent, curious side of ourselves, with the part which neither wants nor needs responsibility.
Dreaming of a baby can indicate that, on a spiritual level, the dreamer has a need for a feeling of purity.
Boy To have a dream about a boy- shows the potential for growth and new experience.
If the boy is known he reflects recognised qualities in the dreamer. Psychologically, we may need to be in touch with ourselves at that age and with the innocent youthfulness and enthusiasm that a boy has. We are contacting our natural drives and ability to face difficulties.
Boyfriend To dream of a boyfriend, whether present or former, connects with the feelings, attachments and sexuality- connected with him.
To dream of having as a boyfriend someone whom you would not anticipate, indicates the need to have a greater understanding of the way you relate to men. Consideration may need to be given to the loving, nurturing side of masculinity. We are still searching for the ideal lover.
Carers such as nurses, nuns etc. This suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side of ourselves. Often it is that side of us which has been ‘called’ or has a vocation. Usually there is, for men, a non-sexual relationship. Child (who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) Dreaming of a child gives us access to our own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are still child-like and curious. When we are able to get in touch with that side of ourselves we give ourselves permission to clarify a potential for wholeness which we may not previously have recognised. Crowd Crowds in dreams can indicate how we relate to other people, particularly in a social sense. They may indicate how we can hide ourselves, or indeed how we hide aspects of ourselves and do not single out any one attribute. We may also be attempting to avoid responsibility.
A huge crowd suggests information which we may not be able to handle. Dictators (Hitler, Stalin etc.) If the dreamer has had an overbearing father, a known dictator may appear in dreams as representing that relationship. Emperor or Empress - see
Authority Figures and also King and Queen Ethnic minority Any aspect within ourselves which is out of the ordinary or different can manifest in dreams as a member of another race.
Girl When a girl of any age appears in our dreams we are usually attempting to make contact with the more sensitive, innocent side of ourselves. Those qualities of intuition and perception may be somewhat undeveloped but can be made available.
If the girl is known to us we probably are aware of those qualities, but need to explore them as though we were approaching them from the girl’s point of view.
If she is unknown, we can acknowledge that a fresh approach would be useful.
Girlfriend When a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s dream there arc usually issues to do with masculinity and femininity involved. There may be fears to do with sexuality.
If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in the dreamer’s mind, or she (the dreamer) needs to search for and find qualities belonging to the friend in her. Hero or any heroic figure falso see Archetypes) In a man’s dream the figure of the hero can represent all that is good in him, the Higher Self. In a woman’s dream he will suggest the Animus (see Introduction). When the hero is on a quest We are struggling to find a part of ourselves which is at this time unconscious (also see Quest).
It is important that the darker forces are vanquished but not killed since they cannot be totally annihilated without harming the Wise Old Man (see Introduction). In other words, our eventual integration still needs the challenge of the negative.
The hero’s failure may be brought about inadvertently We all have a weak point through which we can be attacked.
To have such a dream indicates that we are not paying attention to the details in our lives or to that part of ourselves we tend not to have developed. We may be being warned of an element of self-neglect.
The death of the hero can often suggest the need to develop the more intuitive side of ourselves, to be born again to something new.
A conflict between the hero and any other dream character suggests a basic disharmony between two facets of our own character.
The hero often appears in dreams as an antidote to some hated external figure within the dreamer’s everyday life. High Priest, Astrologer, or anyone with similar esoteric knowledge (also see Archetypes and Authority Figures in this section) Any character within our dreams who appears to have knowledge of magical practices or similar types of knowledge is usually first introduction to the Higher Self.
It is as though we can only become privy to this deeper knowledge by meeting our teacher first. Inadequate Person It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the Shadow (See Introduction). We ignore this aspect of ourselves at our peril and cannot afford to dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.
If we do not. we are continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.
Intruder (also see individual entry and Burglar) The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own Animus (see Introduction). In a man’s dream it characterises his Shadow (see Introduction). In either case it suggests the need for a change in attitude in order for the dreamer to be able to have a full and meaningful relationship with himself. King Almost invariably a king appearing in a dream represents the father or father figure.
A personality such as an emperor may- indicate that some of the father’s attitudes arc alien to the dreamer, but should perhaps be accepted. When the king is old or on the point of dying the dreamer will be able to reject outworn or old-fashioned family values. Ministers of all Religions (also see Authority Figures in this section and Archetypes) Ministers of all religions hold a special placc in the dream hierarchy; since their authority is given to them not by man alone, but to all intents and purposes by God or an ultimate power. There is therefore an ‘otherness’ about them. Man Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspcct or facet of the dreamer’s character in a recognisable form. Each of us has a repertoire or portfolio of behaviours, some of which are acceptable and some of which arc not. In dreams those behaviours and characteristics can be magnified so that thev are easily identified, often as personalities. By working with the characteristic, more energy and power becomes av ailable. Even when we are threatened by a negative character trait, we can still access room for improvement.
A man in a dream can identify the Shadow for a man, and the Animus for a woman (see Introduction).
An older man (if the man is white-haired or holy) can represent the innate wisdom we all have. Such a person can also signify the father in dreams. When a large man appears in our dreams we arc usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection which our basic beliefs give us.
A man in a woman’s dream signifies the more logical side of her nature. She has, or can develop, all the aspects of the masculine which enable her to function with success in the external world.
If the man is one she knows or loves she may be trying to understand her relationship with him.
An unknown man is generally that part of the dreamer’s personality which is not recognised. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the Self (see Introduction). Old People (also see Man and Woman) In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.
If the old person is male depending on the gender of the dreamer he will stand for either the Self or the Animus (see Introduction).
If female then she will signify the Great Mother or the Anima (see Introduction). .’Ml father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.
A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past - things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them. Pirate Dreaming of a pirate suggests there is an aspcct of our personality which destroys our emotional connection with the soul.
Prince (Hero) and Princess (also see Archetypes) These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by right; that is, those aspects which have been brought into conscious awareness and authority. As the hero has taken responsibility for his own journey, so the prince and princess take responsibility for the lives they live.
Queen (Not only the present queen, but a historical one such as Victoria) This usually represents the dreamer’s relationship with his mother, and thus with women in authority generally. Stranger (also see Shadow in Introduction) The stranger in a dream represents that part of ourselves which we do not vet know. There may be a feeling of awe or of conflict with which we need to deal before we can progress. Twins (including the mirror- image of a figure in the dream) (also see individual entry) Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality.
If they arc identical we may be recognising our ambiguous feelings about ourselves.
If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. Woman In a woman’s dream a woman, such as a family member or friend is often representative of an aspect of her own personality, but often one she has not yet fully understood. In a man’s dream such a figure denotes his relationship with his own feelings and with his intuitive side. It mav also show how he relates lo his female partner.
A goddess or holy woman signifies the highest potential for working with the Greater Good that the dreamer has. Oriental women appearing in dreams usually suggest the mysterious side of the feminine. In a man’s dream such a figure will often reveal his attitude to sexuality; while in a woman’s dream it will reveal more about her own intuitive transcendent jx)wers.
An older woman mostly represents the dreamer’s mother and her sense of inherited wisdom.
An unknown woman in dreams will represent either the Anima (see Introduction) in a man’s dream, or the Shadow (see Introduction) in a woman’s.
It is the qualities of surprise and intrigue which allow us to explore further the relevance of that figure. We can gain a great deal of information bccausc the figure is unknown.
3- When we begin to work spiritually with ourselves, there is a gargantuan store of knowledge which can be worked on, and with, to enhance our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a specific person that you know, then identify the qualities that they represent to you (i.e. friendliness, fearfulness, inspiration, etc…), and realize that this is a reflection of either an aspect of yourself. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The interaction that takes place between us and our dream character is an attempt either to understand that aspect of ourselves or to achieve some kind of integration with it in order to have a wider perspective on life. As such integration progresses we achieve a wholeness and awareness, which enable us to work in a more spiritual focused fashion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A huge crowd suggests information that we may not be able to handle.
An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories that may, or may not, be painful.
A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. May suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy.
To interpret why we have adopted a particular role we would need to examine their lifestyle. When there is some conflict within us between love and aversion for a particular person we are more likely to dream about them. Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of our thoughts and feelings. Similarly there may be a marked contrast in the way we handle a situation with two of our dream characters.
It is as though two options are being practised. As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasize one characteristic or quality in order to draw our attention to it.
The fact that it is not just one person emphasizes the many-faceted human being. Every character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see people you don’t know in your dream, denotes hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront.
To see people from your past in your dream, refers to your shadow and other unacknowledged aspects of yourself. It can represent a waking situation that is bringing out similar feelings as your past relationships. Also see “Crowd.”... My Dream Interpretation
People usually represent various aspects of yourself, albeit in many cases unconscious: wishes, fears, drives, habits, attitudes and so on.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is your duty to find out what they mean and how they adapt to your Self in real life.
The dream books of ancient times say that as long as people in those dreams are gentle and well dressed, you will have good luck.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Many people assume that when they ‘see’ another person in their dreams, that the dream was meant for that person. This is rarely the case. People in your dreams can appear as themselves, particularly if they are people you know or have known; your dreaming mind may introduce them to highlight a specific quality or character you need to be aware of in them. Many dream analysts, however, believe that the majority of people seen in dreams are a subjective representative rather than an objective one. Each type of person throws some light on some aspect of your life—be it your relationships, your hopes and fears, or aspects of your personality that you need to learn to control or cultivate.
Whenever you encounter another person in your dream, ask yourself these two questions: what is a single word that describes my current opinion of the person, and what is the person doing in the dream that I am doing in real-life? The person is chosen in the dream for their symbolic representation. We all come to associate certain people with certain actions or characteristics.
If they are known to you, consider what the dream is saying about that person as a reflection of a part of you. There may also be emotional considerations that arise through your dreaming mind’s choice of that particular person. For these, ask more questions: are there parts of that person that I admire, that I envy, of which I am jealous? What is it that I feel for the person in the dream? In many cases, the feelings that your interaction with people in your dreams gives you will be those that you are becoming aware of in real life.
People in dreams are most typically connected to hidden or repressed aspects of your character. They can raise issues that you would rather forget.
If you can listen to your dream characters, they may be able to help you deal with conflict or confusion in your waking life and help you achieve balance.
Whatever the case, in order to achieve an understanding of the people in your dreams it is important to consider the atmosphere, the role that each character played, the feelings that you experienced in your dream and your waking associations with these people. In short, if people figure in your dreams ask yourself what these people say about the hidden aspects of yourself. Try to work out what or whom each person in your dream makes you think of. In that way you will be able to discover the deeper meanings and associations.
Many of the people in your dreams will remind you of family members, partners, loved ones or yourself at various stages of your life; if this is the case, refer to the relevant entries in the BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD, FAMILY, STAGES OF LIFEandRELATIONSHIPS chapters.
If your dream images are of famous people or people from other countries, refer to the FAMOUS PEOPLE and FOREIGN COUNTRIES chapters. For more information about professional people at work in dreams, refer to the SCHOOL AND WORK chapter. Bear in mind that your dreaming mind may also weave aspects of yourself into dream archetypes, such as the stranger, the hero, the fool, the hermit and the wise man or woman, who are all trying to convey a certain message to you.
If this is the case, turn to the chapter on ARCHETYPES. For occasions or situations when people group or gather together, see GATHERINGS. Finally, according to ancient dream-lore, as long as the people you meet in your dreams are friendly and well presented, good fortune can be expected.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of a reunion with someone from the past, this suggests that you are looking back to the past too much and should be looking ahead to the future. To dream of dead people is a testament to the influence those people still have in your life; they may be dead, but they possess an influence on you. They may also represent your feelings about death. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see oneself as one of such true ones, or to enter their circles in a dream means that one is following their example and enjoying or suffering similar trials to theirs, then he will triumph over his enemies.
To see one of the companions living in a city in a dream also represents the joy, happiness, prosperity, and justice the inhabitants of such a city enjoy under the leadership of a righteous governor.
(Also see Companions ofthe Prophet; Scholars; Serving; Shepherd)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a famous rock star in your dream, symbolizes a sense of belonging.
To understand the deeper meaning of your dream, think about whether you were chasing the rock star (wanting to belong), accepted by him/her (feeling like you belong) and so on. Of course, this might also be a straight-forward dream of romantic attraction.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Changes will be occurring in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A shooting star is also an indication of a baby’s arrival or transformation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the stars are gathered in one’s house, and if their light is dimmed in the dream, it means that such people will secretly meet in that house under constraint, or because of a calamity. Holding a star in one’s hand in a dream means begetting a noble son who will grow to be a great leader. Stealing a star in a dream means stealing a valuable thing. Seeing a star falling from the skies in a dream means that a calamity will befall that place and it will particularly affect the life of a great and noble person, or it could mean the death of the governor of that town. In general, stars in a dream represent political leaders, the most knowledgeable of scholars, the most noble ofpeople in the society and the richest ofthe rich. Seeingmany stars inside one’s house in a dream also may signify having a large family. Seeing the seven major stars, or the fixed stars of the solar system in a dream represents the trades, businesses, knowledge and the leadership in the land. Each of such stars brings a different luck. Seeing a brilliant star in a dream means happiness and leadership.
If a rich person sees the skies without stars in a dream, it means loss of his wealth.
If a poor person sees the skies without stars in a dream, it means his death. Holding little stars in one’s hand in a dream means acquiring fame and presiding over people. Seeing a star over one’s head in a dream means becoming renowned and surpassing one’s associates, or it could mean serving in a high ranking position. Ifone sees brilliant stars gathering in one place in his dream, it means that he will reap benefits from a business trip, or safely return home from such a successful business trip. Riding a star in a dream means leadership, strength and wealth.
If one sees the stars fixed under his roof in a dream, it means a calamity, or destruction of one’s house, or it could mean the death of the head of the household. Eating stars in a dream means swindling people of their money. Swallowing a star in a dream means mixing with noble people and sharing one’s personal life with them, or it could mean insulting or slandering the companions of God’s Prophet upon whom be peace. Sucking on a star in a dream means learning at the hands of great scholars or a wise shaikh.
If a fortuneteller or an astrologer sees himselfeating stars in a dream, it means that he will be selected to fill an important job from which he will prosper. As for the majority of people, eating stars in a dream means death. Seeing the stars scattered in a dream means the death of great leaders or scholars, or it could mean a war. Seeing the stars falling down on earth then disappearing, or the lights of meteors entering the earth atmosphere in a dream, represents a great destruction and death.
The falling of small stars in a dream signifies the death of unknown people and the meek ones, while the falling of large stars represent the death of renowned people. Seeing the stars falling from the skies also could mean becomingbald or losing one’s hair. Whereby, the stars represent one’s hair and the skies represent one’s head. Seeing the stars during the daylight time in a dream means scandals, notoriety, or major events and calamities. Seeing the morning stars in a dream means a wedding. Becoming a star in a dream means acquiring wealth and fame. Seeing stars that denote the comingofwinter in a dream means distress and sorrow, while seeing the stars that denote the coming of summer in a dream mean happiness and good living.
(Also see Celestial spheres; Ship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To follow a star is to follow a dream, an insight, or your intuition to a more desirable location or position in life. Thus, stars in your dreams could also symbolize internal or external guidance and truth.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The inner core, the image of guidance and hope. In dreams and fairy tales, this symbol is always connected with the fate of the hero (he was “born under a good / bad star”). Just like the hero, you are also following your star, meaning following your inner desires and longings in order that life may be bright and shiny.
To follow your star means to be clear and to know your own needs. Following your own desires, longings, and needs presupposes the courage to be unconventional, which in turn will bring about new insights and a more fulfilled life.
When the sun—the symbol of consciousness—has gone down, stars appear in the heavens, so in a real sense stars are the “light” in the darkness.
According to an old Native American dream interpretation: illness.
A falling star in a dream means birth.
A star often points to the birth of an important person.
Statue; Who does the statue represent.7 If necessary, look in the encyclopedia to get information on the personage. Or is it a representation of yourself? In that case, this symbol is a warning about an addiction to approval and self-elevation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Your unrealized wishes.
The tradition of wishing on stars is very ancient, going back to Northern peoples who wished on the first star (Venus) as a type of supplication to that goddess. This custom also tied into astrology and the belief that the heavens influence life on earth (see Zodiac Signs).
Being overly romantic or idealistic (e.g., “starry eyed”).
WTiat constellation or portrait do the stars form? Draw the pattern that you saw in the dream, then play connect the dots and see what appears. Use this image to help interpret the dream further.
Dreams, hopes, and goals (e.g., “reaching for the stars”).
Deliverance or help in a time of great need.
A star heralded Christ’s birth, and the Good Fairy of fables carries a powerful magic wand topped with a star.
Falling stars and comets are usually some type of warning or announcement (see Meteorite). Historicallv people believed thev presaged important events or disasters.
The direction the star is moving, if or where it lands, and other scenery in this dream may qualify it more for you.
Sxaxfish dramatically reflect the New Age precept of “as above, so below.” Nothing exists in the heavens that is not likewise on the Earth or within you. They are also an alternative pentode emblem.
Your soul, or matters of spirit. In ancient times, people often believed that their soul was tied to a specific star, and when that star was low in the sky it represented peril to their life.... The Language of Dreams
• Four-pointed star: The star of Bethlehem is the four- pointed star that appeared in the sky as a sign of the birth of Christ. This star is associated with Sirius, the Dog Star, which for the ancient Egyptians represented heavenly power. In your dream, it may be a sign of a great spiritual awakening or the birth of Christ-like qualities.
• Five-pointed star: The pentagram with its five radiating points is the insignia of the goddess and a symbol of her fertility and creativity.
The same five radiating points are found in the flora within nature, from the morning glory to the violet blossom. This star symbolizes the creative power within nature.
The Wicca tradition uses this star as a symbol of protection and power As a more modem symbol, it appears on the American flag to represent the states and, therefore, uniqueness and individuality.
If the five-pointed star appears on a pair of Converse sneakers in your dream, it may recommend that you step into your personal power.
• Six-pointed star: The Star of David, a symbol of the Judaic tradition, consists of two interlocking triangles merged together. This symbol joins the power of the heart with rhe power of creativity to manifest love. It may also signify the union of heaven and earth. As a sign, it points to the return of the Messiah or true king.
• Twelve-pointed star: The twelve pemts symbolize twelve principles of spiritual attainment through service. They are love, charity, hope, compassion, truth, light, creativity, faith, honor, enlightenment, joy. and peace.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the dream displays a clear sky full of many bright stars, great success lies ahead, but if the stars are pale or obscured by clouds, there will be a period of poverty before you finally attain your goals.
A star between the horns of the New Moon indicates that an influential person, probably a woman, will appear on the scene and assist you in attaining your dearest dream.
A shooting or falling star implies success after a period of great effort.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Formerly it was believed that when a person died, she or he would become a star.
Dreaming of stars, therefore, implies that wise spirits guide the sleeper.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A five-pointed star that is written or drawn is called a pentagram, whilst the same star enclosed by a circle is called a pentacle. This symbol has been used in many religions for centuries, such as Judaism and Christianity, as well as in pagan and Wiccan belief. In pagan religions and in alchemy, the five points of the star represent the four elements and the Divine: earth, air, fire, water and spirit. The suit of pentacles in Tarot represents prosperity and abundance.
If you dream of drawing a star, you may be mapping out your success. A five-pointed star or pentagram suggests harmony between mind, body and spirit. In magical tradition it is a symbol of protection and, when depicted pointing upwards, it represents goodness; when it is pointing downwards, however, it represents evil
A six-pointed star or Star of David represents the reconciliation of opposites into a harmonious whole. Sometimes called the Seal of Solomon (a defensive symbol in Kabalistic magical belief) and sometimes the Creator’s star (because its six points can be equated to the six days in which God created the world according to Judeo-Christian tradition), the hexagram is better known as the Star of David, the national emblem of Israel. It is a geometric figure which symbolizes the union and development of physical, social and spiritual elements of your life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A renewed sense of spirituality.
3. Respect and regard for the jewish faith. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Many bright stars are a promise of success, but pale stars portend a period of poverty.
A dream of a shooting or falling star indicates assured success but not as soon as you had hoped.
See also Sky and Comet.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Vision: Seeing stars in the sky: you will receive good news. Seeing one star right in front of you: listen to the voice within you—it is the guide of your fate. You have a good chance of succeeding but be careful, you have enemies! A star-filled sky is a promise of good fortune, if you don’t set your goals too high. Seeing a shooting star: your most ardent wishes will be granted. Stars hidden behind clouds: a possible accident.
The dream is a sign that you have lost your inner compass and are on the wrong path. See Heaven.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about stars means you have set high goals for yourself and are searching for greater spiritual awareness.
If you are “reaching for the stars,” your actions will have negative consequences.
A falling star: your hopes and dreams will come true.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Feeling that someone is observing one too closely.
3. Someone who is staring is attracted to the person being stared at.
4. Someone is angry at the dreamer. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that someone is staring at you, suggests that you are hoping someone would look your way more often. It may also represent anxiety or pride.... My Dream Interpretation
A starling in a dream also may represent the element of mixing good deeds with bad ones, or a person who is neither rich or poor, neither honest or vile. Seeing a starling in a dream also means humiliation, being content with little, or it may represent a writer.
(Also see Swallow)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. One bright star in sky: if goal is to reach or possess it, could be an inner desire to possess someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If they are dull or red, there is trouble and misfortune ahead.
To see a shooting or falling star, denotes sadness and grief.
To see stars appearing and vanishing mysteriously, there will be some strange changes and happenings in your near future.
If you dream that a star falls on you, there will be a bereavement in your family.
To see them rolling around on the earth, is a sign of formidable danger and trying times. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Need for fame and fortune.
3. Anything is possible. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Celestial spheres; Moon)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A shooting star signifies the birth of a baby.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The star represents those things we must reach for.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. If on a diet, one fears that he/she is not eating enough. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see others in this condition, omens misery and dissatisfaction with present companions and employment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: You are “hungry” for affection and love, neither of which have you found yet. Do something that will nourish you—don’t “starve” your soul! Draw the attention of other people to you!... Dreamers Dictionary
Mars : It represents the police force, security force and the military force of the king or state.
Saturn : It presents the torturers and interrogators of the king or state.
Jupiter : it either represents the state treasurer or the administrative representative of the state. Sometimes it also represents a man of high learning.
Venus : It represents the queen or wife of the head of state.
Mercury : It represents the secretary of the king or head of state incharge of all his correspondence.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Trees, Colors, and Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A grown-up dreaming about a young boy is a sign of immaturity and the desire to be forever young and without responsibility; it can also be a suggestion that honest wTork and commitment to duty is the only road to prosperity. Meeting a young person who is very attached to you: you are admired or loved by a stranger.
Depth Psychology: A young man represents the masculine/intellectual side of your personality.
See Youth.... Dreamers Dictionary