Vision: If you are crossing a raging river in a small boat: you are facing great difficulties right now, but things will get sorted out.
Depth Psychology: A small boat makes it possible for you to reach “the other side”—even if you have to depend on something or someone. Have you made reaching your goal more complicated than it has to be? Are you acting too slowly? See Boat, Ship, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: A small bowl is a symbol of abundance. It holds the essence of eternity.
Vision: Holding a bowl in your hands: someone will make an offer soon. Receiving a bowl as a gift: a happy family life. Seeing a full bowl: expect either an invitation or the visit of a friend. See .Armor, Container.
Depth Psychology: An empty bowl: step back and think—is it time to replenish your depleted inner resources?... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a box: you are wasting too much rime grieving for the loss of your youth, and by doing that you are missing the advantages that are part of getting older. Holding a box in your hand: stop for a minute and think about whether—in the future—it will be worth sacrificing yourself for your relatives and friends. Seeing an open box: be careful, someone wants to steal from you. Somebody giving you a box: expect a pleasant surprise in the near future. See Box, Crate (Large), Package.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Safe) In a dream, a closet represents one’s wife, a hide-out, protection or a veil. Ifone sees his closet destroyed in a dream, it may mean the death of his wife. Acloset in a dream also represents a made, keeping secrets, confidentiality or intimacy between husband and wife, protecting the reputation of chaste women, beautiful garments or it could represent the day and the night.
If one puts something in a closet in a dream, it means that he will find it there when he needs it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The closet in your dream may have emotional, psychological, or physical connotations. Closets are used to store good things that we need as well as useless stuff. Emotionally they hold memories, secrets, precious emotions and valuable thoughts. Consider all of the details in your dream and try to see the message clearly. Do you need to clean out the closet, come out of the closet, or share the things that you have stored in that closet?... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
In children, often a reflection of their fears. What exacdy is the closet hiding?
If the door is ajar, perhaps you are thinking of coming out of the closet with some controversial aspect of your life or beliefs.
If a skeleton is in the closet, consider what you might be hiding from others, or even from yourself (see Bones).
How does the closet appear? Is it orderly or messy? This organization, or lack thereof, can be a reflection of your own thought processes, or the orderliness of your lifestyle in general.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Seeing a closet: it’s time to bring order into your personal and work affairs.
An open closet is a warning: be more careful around people in your surroundings.
A closed closet: be more accommodating and friendlier toward others.
Depth Psychology: The closet represents your body and its needs. Is your closet full and organized or empty? In case of the latter, you are either in need of more “emotional sustenance,” or you need a rest so you can replenish your energies. See Furniture.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a closet symbolize a place where your secret life, shadow and clothes/costumes hang behind closed doors. This dream may be revealing your unintegrated aspects of self that yearn to be exposed proudly in the light of day.
If your closet is cluttered, then it’s time to take an inventory of what to keep, what to release and what to wear. See Clothes and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
An empty clothes closet is a warning against getting into debt; a full closet signifies unusually large business profits; a well-stocked linen closet is a sign of a happy family future, but an empty linen closet is a forerunner of family quarrels or rifts.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A closet represents the individual’s place for keeping true feelings. This dream shows the need to hide something. Possibly you are not addressing issues as you should.
If it is hidden, its location reflects difficulties when dealing with others. And if it’s messy it means the subject suffers emotional problems. On the contrary, if it is clean, organized, and full of beautiful items, it certifies the health of spirit and possession of a great inner wealth.
The oneiric superstition says that dreaming of a full closet portends good luck; the opposite if it is empty.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
You are attempting to hide something. This is a dream about having a hidden agenda or about some sort of avoidance.
A closet is a place used for storage.
The items found in a closet usually fall into one of three categories: frequently used items kept out of sight for the sake of organization, things stored for later use, and forgotten objects that we continue to hold on to even though they have lost their purpose.
A dream that features a closet as a primary image or location may need to be considered through one of these themes. Many objects found in a dream closet connect to shame.
The level of this will correspond to how hidden something is and / or how much fear there is around it. Keep in mind, however, that a closet is also a storage space where we file away things we no longer need on a regular basis. There may be old thoughts, feelings, or ways of being that need to be recognized and discarded in order to make room for new growth that is on the horizon.
The phrase “in the closet” has come to be linked almost exclusively to an individual who is hiding their homosexuality. However, in a dream, this can refer to any hidden side of the self. What you discover in a closet should be viewed through the focus of something you are hiding from or not wanting to face.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A closet may represent a place to store or hide people or things. Movies and other narratives often show people hiding in a closet. People with an unsavory past are said to have “skeletons in the closet.” In more modern times, the closet has also come to signify the unveiling of previously hidden aspects of the self, as in “coming out of the closet.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of opening a cupboard door to find that it opened into an empty room or a room you hadn’t seen before, your dreaming mind is telling you that you are ready for new challenges in life. The time is right to begin a new project or make a change. The dream can also suggest hidden memories and emotions, suggestive of the ‘skeleton in the cupboard’.
If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia
Sorting linens in a linen closet may represent managing money It may present your concerns about comfort and attaining an elegant lifestyle. Thus, the linen closet may represent a place where the good things of life are stored. Or it may point to where we store our purest intentions.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a mall symbolize either a “have” or a “have not” consciousness. Because a mall has all that you desire and could materially wish for, dreams of a mall represents that you are shopping for ideas about what kind of life/relationship/job you want to have. See Shop and Spend.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of being at a shopping mall means that those things that you need (affection, friendship, spiritual support, quality time with people you care about) are available to you. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to select what you need, and how to ask for these things when you need them. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for or get what you need, you need to figure out what it is that you want.
If you dream that you are lost in a shopping mall, you don’t know where to turn for support with a certain problem.
To dream that you are shopping for food and groceries symbolizes your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others.... My Dream Interpretation
This is actually a fairly ubiquitous setting for many dreams.
A mall is a location that offers a variety of retail establishments, so on one hand it represents your access to a certain form of abundance, prosperity, and freedom. On the other hand, it has a connotation of a lack of sophistication that must be taken into consideration when interpreting a dream that takes place there. There are many choices at a mall, and this is a strong element of the symbolic meaning associated with such a location.
If your dream takes place at a mall, you are exploring your consciousness of choices that you have about abundance and prosperity in your life, but the ideas being expressed may be more connected to the social pressures to experience wealth in a very particular way that is not necessarily aligned with abundance as a spiritual principle.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The mallet is a symbol of authority and masculine force.
For something like a hammer (See Hammer) or a mallet to appear in a dream indicates that we may be using undue force or power to achieve a certain outcome.
The mallet is also the directing will, and to have such an item in a dream indicates that we may be attempting to make things happen in a way that is not necessarily appropriate for that particular situation.
A mallet suggests a form of spiritual power and energy. However, because of the symbolic qualities of the mallet, we need to be aware of how the power and energy is being channelled.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A mallet, usually made of wood, suggests a form of spiritual power and energy. However, because of the symbolic qualities, particularly evident in freemasonry, of the mallet – those of authority and ownership – we need to be assured that power and energy are being channelled correctly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The mallet is a symbol of the will correctly directed and to have such an item in a dream indicates that we may be attempting to make things happen in a particular way. Rather than brute force, finesse can be used, for correctly applied the mallet and chisel are shaping tools.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of eating mallows signifies exemption from trouble, as this herb renders the body soluble (Artemidorus). This is an unusually clear example of the folk lore that has made symbols and symbolism in dreams.... The Fabric of Dream
Shopping centers or malls are associated with making choices and in many dreams they serve as the backdrop for meeting friends, or trying to find the right item for yourself or someone else. Typically, these dreams feature friends and sales people; this suggests that such dreams aren’t associated with work but are about your social life.
If you encounter obstacles or get assistance on your dream shopping trip, these may symbolize real-life forces, both internal and external, that play a role in the choices you make in waking life and the satisfaction you experience. Women and teenagers tend to have this kind of dream more often than men or children, and the theme for these dreams tends to be choice and identity, and the ability to stay true to yourself whilst also satisfying the needs of others. See also MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Seeing yourself as small is a sign of your inferiority feelings.
If other things or people appear small: you did not make a great impression on them. See Tall, Big. Are you making yourself smaller than you really are? And if so, why? Are you trying to make problems smaller than they are in reality? See Midget, Shrinking.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells that are associated with that time, e.G. Baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or its source. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Freud points out that what is distant in time may be represented in a dream by something that is spatially distant. Thus, something that looks small may stand for something in your remote past.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dream of being a stepmother or stepfather, then this dream is about your feelings of not fitting in, being seen as an intruder, or an unwelcome interloper.
If you are a dream of dealing with a stepmother or stepfather, consider your role, and feelings toward her/him. This dream is revealing your feelings and attitudes about unwelcome and disruptive energy at home. Alternatively, this dream can also signify a desire for more mother/father love in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations