(Genus Zizyphus; Jujube tree; Lotus tree; Shrubs) In a dream, this warm climate buckthorn family tree that grows datelike fruit represents a noble and a generous woman, or a noble and a generous man.
The greener is its color, the greater is such a person. Seeing the buckthorn tree in a dream means rising in station, developing piety and gaining knowledge. Eating its fruit in a dream means that one may fall victim to a sickness. Climbing a buckthorn tree in a dream means depression and adversities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To hear footsteps that draw closer or farther away, without being able to see who is walking, indicates the fear that some external agent out of your control invades, or negatively affects, your vital space. It denotes insecurity in your environment. Perhaps the dream is advising you to take a step forward in some area of your life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In Dreampedia, we give a full teaching on each step you need to take. We here just going to give you a quick summary. This should be enough to whet your appetite and give you what you need to interpret your dreams right away!
Every character, object and building in your dream is symbolic of a part of yourself and your life. This one principle alone changes your entire view of dream interpretation.
It is a common mistake for people to misinterpret the people and objects in their dreams as the real thing. This is a big mistake! If I dream of Aunty Pat throwing a cream pie in my face, I certainly do not have to fear visiting her for Thanksgiving!
It is symbolic and Aunty Pat is a picture of a part of me. If Aunty pat is an aggressive woman that tends to dominate others, then she could represent my will in this dream. Identifying the characters in your dream is the very first step to gaining an understanding of what your dreams are saying.
In fact just by identifying your dream category and then identifying the symbols, you will already have an idea of what your dream is speaking about.
This goes for buildings, animals or any kind of object in your dream. If you dream that your house is being broken down, you do not need to rush out and buy more insurance. Your house is just a picture of your life.
This opens up a whole new world to you! Many common symbols crop up in our dreams and I will give you some interpretations for them later on. In fact, in my DAV Symbol Dictionary, I supply a comprehensive list of all the characters and scenarios and their interpretations.
2. Good is Great. Bad is...well...bad.
Understanding what the characters in your dream represent is just the first step. It is also very important to determine if that character is playing a positive or a negative role in your dreams.
This alone can turn your interpretation right around. If I dream that my house is being torn down, it can be positive or negative. If your house is being torn down so that something bigger can be built, it means that you are in a process of growing spiritually and mentally in your life right now.
However if your house is being bombed by terrorists or torn down by a storm, it means that you are facing some severe attack in your life right now and that you are falling apart.
Do you see what I mean? In both cases...once again the house is a symbol of your life. It does not speak of your actual house and you do not need to fear a sudden invasion of terrorists ok?
3. Everything is About You
It’s your dream. It’s your life. It’s about YOU!
Another big mistake that people make is that they think if they dream of someone else that the dream is for that person. It’s a bit ridiculous actually. If you dream that your co‐worker falls pregnant, I would certainly not rush to them and announce the good news!
Not only will you be wrong, but every time you head for the coffee machine the other co‐workers might suddenly find a reason to be somewhere else...
Hmmm, I get the feeling that some folks reading this might have made this mistake a few times. Not to worry though! There is hope.
Keep in mind that because the characters in your dream are a picture of yourself, the dream is a message for you. These dreams are a depiction of what is going on inside of you right now and often also refer to events that happened in the past.
Either way, you are the star of this show and it’s all about YOU!
4. Identifying the Message
It is important to remember that an internal dream has a single message. If your dream has lots of characters and scene changes, then it is a garbage dream and does not have an interpretation.
By identifying the symbols in your dreams and determining if they are given in a positive or negative context, you are armed with everything you need to identify the message.
To show you how simple this is, I am going to take a few of the dreams posted on our Dreams and Visions forum and I am going to break it down for you.
I will be using the entries from the DAV Dictionary so that you can see exactly how to use it.... Dreampedia
Walking up; You have a solution to a troubling situation. Walking down; You could witness an unhappy situation. Falling down; Take heed in your business affairs, as they could be threatened. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- Steps in dreams almost invariably suggest an effort made to succeed. Going up steps suggests trying to make things better and improve them, whereas going down means going either into the past or the subconscious.
2- Steps represent changes in awareness within a project, quite literally the steps necessary. Steps also represent communication of a progressive kind.
3- There is still perceived to be a hierarchical structure in spiritual progression. We can achieve certain things at a certain level. We must extensively refine each level before moving on to the next.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The front steps to a house may demonstrate the difficulty you have in getting close to someone. It may represent the steps of achievement toward ownership. Each step in a staircase may represent a step of growth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing steps: you hope that your boss will support you in your attempts to get a promotion, or that he will help protect you in your present position. Steps may also be a symbol of the stages of your personal growth—the dream is encour- aging you to take the “next step.” See Climbing, Stairs.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Steps in dreams almost invariably suggest an effort made to succeed. Going up steps suggests trying to make things better and improve them, whereas going down means going either into the past or the subconscious.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Reaching a stage of advancement— social and conscious. Often, stopping in order to gain a better view. Stairs also represent an interim stage between above and below—between head and belly, emotions and intellect, heaven and earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a stepsister/stepbrother signify competition for mother/father love, attention, and affection. This is a venting dream where you are releasing out your fear of scarcity, a lack of love, energy, attentiveness and attractiveness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Being surrounded by thorns: times will be difficult for a while.
A woman dreaming about thorns is afraid of venereal disease. Looking at thorns: trouble in the love department. Getting pricked by a thorn: if you are a young girl it means fear of sexual contact.
If you are an adult, a friendship might come to an end. Falling into a bush that has thorns: you arc getting involved in a confusing situation—getting out of it will be difficult. Wearing a wreath of thorns on your head: you may be involved in much emotional hurt. See Splinters.
Depth Psychology: Thorns express your unconscious fear of the “hazards” that come with sexual relationships. Like Sleeping Beauty, the dream for some women indicates that they are waiting for a prince to rescue them.... Dreamers Dictionary
To have a thorn in your side or anywhere in your body is an annoyance, unhealed emotional wound, place of extreme pain and sensitivity. Thorns protect the beauty and fragility of the rose; your thorns are your rough ego edges that protect your vulnerability and truest self. See Splinter.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Freudian psychoanalysis identifies thorns with painful events of sexual life; Jungian, with sentimental disappointments. Thorns also represent the pain always linked to pleasure, “there is no rose without a thorns.” This dream can also be caused by rheumatic pains or nocturnal insect bites. (See HEDGEHOG)
Dreaming of thorns announces fights and disputes with neighbors. Getting
pricked by them portends dangers concerning, in particular, money and career.
Thread This is one of the most ancient symbols of humanity. The thread represents the essential connection on the spiritual, social, biological planes, etc. Because of this, you can interpret the thread as the chain of circumstances that happen in your life, making up your destiny. So dreaming of thread that doesn’t end predicts health and many years of life. On the contrary, if it is broken, it announces illness or physical problems. The same interpretation is applicable to your emotional relationships or job. Threads of noble metals, such as gold or silver, predict success earned thanks to intelligence and subtlety.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Thorns on your body may symbolize feeling a need to protect yourself, something to be avoided or merely ‘a thorn in your side’. For a Christian, thorns may suggest sacrifice and eventual redemption.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a thorn-tree is seen in the dram, it means the observer of the dream will suffer some harm caused by some person. It could also be a forewarning of an impending calamity.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Affliction; Bristling with perplexity) In a dream, thorns represent a harsh, difficult, repulsive and a distressful person. Thorns in a dream also represent indebtedness, signing a loan, temptation, degeneration of moral standards, or social unrest.
If a thorn pierces someone in a dream, it means that he will be tried with temptations, or that he will be hurt from something he hates. Walking on thorns in a dream means delaying or postponing payment of one’s debts upon maturity. Thorns in a dream also represent ignorant and evildoing people who uphold respect for nothing, and who have won neither material nor spiritual success in their lives. Thorns in a dream also represent pain and sufferings, complexity of matters, sorrows, distress, difficulties, love, injustice, or harm caused by women.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of thorns means you are stepping on dangerous ground. You could suffer greatly if you rush on without thinking of where you are going, so plan ahead as thoroughly and carefully as you can.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
White thorn is the bush Viviane hides behind to put a spell on Merlin.
The wood of the white thorn also is used to make magical wands. Considered a holy plant in Christianity, the white thorn grows in Glastonbury in southern England and is said to have been brought there by Joseph of Arimathea. It blooms twice every year.