The question here is: What is really important in your life and where do you want to go from here? How do you see yourself? In practical terms, this is mostly a question of taking life and its problems and fears more calmly.
The old man / old woman is and always has been the symbol of the teacher. Often, it also represents the grandfather or grandmother of the dreamer or even the dreamer him / herself. This image may also express a desire for greater peacefulness. Standing at the outside of society looking in, like the Alchemist. Gaining freedom since one has nothing to lose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Doorway to something signiﬁcant. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Crumbled: The destruction of hopes with little warning.
An alternative type of bridge dream, in which movement from one side of the archway to the other marks a transition (see Directions).
A guidepost to follow. Just as we use important buildings for landmarks when giving directions, our ancestors used archways as meeting and business places, often at crossroads (see Cross). In this case, what’s below the archway or what’s happening there will give you more insight.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The dream reveals your need to make certain matters in your life easier or more palatable (experiences, disappointments, insights), allowing you to adapt better to responsibilities and demands. You will do so if the meal you are cooking in the dream turns out well.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there is discord or a lack of cheerfulness you may expect harassing and disappointing events to happen. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the food is well cooked in the dream, then it means money and profits. Cooking raw meat in a dream and finding it hard to cook means getting involved in something that will not mature. Otherwise, if it does cook, and ifone can eat from it in the dream, then it means success. Cooking mutton in a dream means living an honorable life, being generous and earning lawful money.
If one cooks beef in his dream, it means living a comfortable life using the labor of tradesmen. Ifone sees himself cooking lion’s meat in a dream, it means that he will rise to leadership over unjust people, though one will have to maintain his vigilance and live in constant fear.
If one sees himself cooking dog’s meat in a dream, it means that he will manage a lowly job.
If he cooks the fat with it in a dream, it means that he will earn unlawful money. Otherwise, without the fat, it means that he will perform a lowly job and remains poor and deprived.
If one sees himself cooking a bird in a dream, it means governing or managing a business or earning lawful money from associating with rich and noble people.
If one cooks his meal with vulture’s meat in a dream, it means governing or trading with non-intelligent or heedless people and earning unlawful money.
(Also see Pot; Stew)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- To be able to move forward in our lives we may need to blend ccrtain parts of our existence in new and original ways in order to succeed.
Dreaming of cooking highlights this. We may need to nurture a new ability.
3- Cooking can symbolise creativity. There is a delightful fable which tells how God baked the various ethnic races into being.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you have difficulties cooking means that you need to stop exerting so much energy getting people to accept you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A man’s dream may be a way of refocusing on a creative problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a promise of material comforts in the near future.
A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.... My Dream Interpretation
If you do not serve enough food, frustration, incompletion of responsibilities.
If nobody is happy in the dream, disappointing events are to be expected, often in connection with a loved one.
To see food cooking, avoid gossip.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If food is burned it means that despite your good will, you still have a lot to learn. Cooking also symbolizes the desire to transform the harsh reality into something more “edible.” On the other hand, if you dream of cooking for others, it can denote your intention to influence them. Maybe you want people to think something in particular or make them dependants from your care.
It is said that this dream portends multiple visits of your friends in the future. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If someone else was cooking for you or helping you in the kitchen, you may regard this person as a source of emotional support. A cookbook denotes the many opportunities and ways you can use to reach your goals. To dream of a cookery school represents a means of becoming aware of the many ways you can offer your help and support to others in life.... The Element Encyclopedia
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
If she is unmarried, she will soon marry a very dignified, respectable and influential man.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
What did man do with these odd images that appeared during their sleep? Well, they did what we do today – tried to interpret them!
Dream interpretations date back to 3000-4000 B.C. where they were documented on clay tablets. For as long as we have been able to communicate our dreams, we have been fascinated with them and strive to understand them.
People in primal societies were unable to distinguish between the dream world and reality. They not only saw the dream world as an extension of reality, but that the dream realm was a more powerful world.
Back in the Greek and Roman era, dreams were often seen in a religious context and messages from the gods. Temples, called Asclepieions were built around the power of dreams. It was believed that sick people who slept in these temples would be sent cures through their dreams.
In Egypt, priests also acted as dream interpreters. The Egyptians recorded their dreams in hieroglyphics. People with particular vivid and significant dreams were believed to be blessed and were considered special. People who had the power to interpret dreams were looked up to and seen as divinely gifted. In the bible, there are over seven hundred mentions of dreams. Tracing back to these ancient cultures, people had always had an inclination to interpret dreams
Dreams were also seen as prophetic and an omen from outside spirits. People often looked to their dreams for signs of warning and advice from a deity, from the dead or even the works of a demon. Sometimes they look to their dreams for what to do or what course of action to take.
Dreams often dictated the actions of political and military leaders. In fact, in the Green and Roman era, dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battle to help. Some interpreters aided the medicine men in a diagnosis. Dreams offered a vital clue for healers in finding what was wrong with the dreamer.
Dreaming can be seen as an actual place that your spirit and soul leaves every night to go and visit. The Chinese believed that the soul leaves the body to go into this world. However, if they should be suddenly awakened, their soul may fail to return to the body. For this reason, some Chinese today, are wary of alarm clocks.
Some Native American tribes and Mexican civilizations share this same notion of a distinct dream dimension. They believed that their ancestors lived in their dreams and take on non-human forms like plants. They see that dreams as a way of visiting and having contact with their ancestors. Dreams also helped to point their mission or role in life.
During the Middle Ages, dreams were seen as evil and its images were temptations from the devil. In the vulnerable sleep state, the devil was believed to fill the mind of humans with poisonous thoughts. He did his dirty work though dreams attempting to mislead humans down a wrong path.
In the early 19th century, dreams were dismissed as stemming from anxiety, a household noise or even indigestion. Hence there was really no meaning to it. Later on in the 19th century, Sigmund Freud revived the importance of dreams and its significance and need for interpretation. He revolutionized the study of dreams.... Dreampedia
A closed door may represent something hidden, or it may symbolize an opportunity that is closed to us. (See also Gate.)... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2. New prospects.
3. Moving from one level of understanding to another.
4. Fortune or wealth is at hand.
5. View of society (door opening out).
6. View of inner self (door opens in). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the door in your dream is in your own home, it may represent an open doorway to a more intimate relationship with family members.
A doorway in a house that is unfamiliar may represent a doorway into the soul.
A doorway in a friend’s house may suggest having an open invitation to get closer.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A driveway is a home base for your vehicle (body) that moves you through life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If someone else’s driveway, see Road.... The Dream Books Symbols
Take into account how easy or hard is it to gain access to your house as this will show the barriers you may have put up to prevent other people getting close to you. It may be that you have become too open to the demands of others and need to be more selfcontained.
To see a fence in your dream signifies an obstacle or barrier that may be standing in your path. Are you feeling fenced in? To dream that you are climbing to the top of a fence indicates success and the development of your potential. To dream that you are building a fence signifies secrecy, withdrawal and an intense need for privacy. There might also be someone with whom you need to mend fences in waking life? To dream that you fall from a fence suggests that you may have overcommitted yourself in waking life. To see animals jumping over a fence into an enclosure could mean that you are unable to control your instincts and emotions.... The Element Encyclopedia
An expressway may mention that you need to express your feelings in order to get the results you want.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2. A lack of inhibitions, sense of “freedom.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
A crowded freeway may comment on feelings that others are crowding you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you walked the gangway, up is, of course, better than down, and if it was a level one you crossed, progress is indicated, but you will first have to cope with some reactivated enmity from the past... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) Freud says a gate may symbolize the vagina; opening the gate, male penetration of the vagina.
(2) A locked gate (a recurring image in Freud’s dreams) may symbolize a problem to w hich you have not yet found the key; or it may mean you have not penetrated your unconscious. What is preventing you? It is
you - or some part of you - that has locked the gate. Alternatively, it may symbolize something you should not attempt to do.
(3) The narrow gate is a Christian symbol of the way to ‘life5 or ‘salvation5. Psychologically, it may symbolize the way to healing and wholeness; the fulfilling of your ‘destiny5; where you should be concentrating your attention and effort.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A hallway in a dream also represents one’s grave, since the grave is a hallway to either heaven or hell, or it may represent the steps of a sick person or a handicapped person. Its lights, size and the ease of crossing it in the dream reflect the outcome.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you pass someone in the hallway, it could represent a brief relationship in the future that will be short-lived.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A dream of walking through a long hallway or corridor can also represents your frustration in trying to escape a repetitive situation.... My Dream Interpretation
It is important to analyze all the elements that appear throughout the corridor because they reflect the dreamer’s emotional state at the time of transit. However, the final key is the feeling that you have as you follow the path into the unknown. Running along a corridor without ever seeing the end may show the need to escape from a distressing situation that is repeated too often in reality. Also, it may refer to the attitudes that you must leave behind to pass from one life stage to another. Corridors and passages are places where energy is moving rapidly but never accumulates. This dream, therefore, may denote that we are in danger of losing all our energy and vitality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dream takes place in a hallway or features one strongly, then you are in some sort of process that has not yet led you to your final destination.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A crowded highway may represent frustration with others who are moving too slowly, such as in making a decision at work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: See Avenue, Street, Walkway. ... Dreamers Dictionary
A smooth, straight highway signifies inner peace and a trouble-free journey ahead for you, while a winding, bumpy road reflects emotional disharmony and difficulties in your near future.
To dream of walking on a highway during the daytime suggests that you are headed towards a big future - the possibilities are endless! If you were walking on a highway at night, this signifies your struggle for contentment.... My Dream Interpretation
Highways carry you toward, or away from, someone or something. Other parts of the dream are important to meaning here, such as billboards, buildings, and people or vehicles that are traveling on the same highway.
Being lost on the highway: Needing to make a decision, but not having a clear picture of what all the options offer. Alternatively, feeling as if you have lost your faith or spiritual focus.
Stranded on a highway: A type of desertion dream. Also, a need within to reach out and ask for aid, otherwise the vehicle of your life may remain stalled.
Hitchhiking down: Wanderlust; the desire to release all responsibilities and experience some adventure. Alternatively, riding on someone else’s talents, abilities, or finances, instead of being independent.
Fork in the road: A determination that must be made fairly quickly or the opportunity may be lost. Two vehicles taking separate parts of this fork represent individuals or situations moving away from one another.... The Language of Dreams
The unconscious, as in speaking in tongues—glossolalia—and of course in dreams, frequently moves towards clear awareness in stages.
The strange language is a halfway house, as is a dream.
If we bring focused attention to these, as explained in dream processing, the next step, clear verbal expression, can be reached. Speaking in language we are learning: the language is becoming habitual, making it possible to think in it. See speaking. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The medicine man or woman has two functions.
The primary one is that they are the keepers of wisdom and healing power. You turn toward this archetype when you need to face great change or heal something at a profound level. They are also the part of you that perceives change before it happens, as these shamanic figures possess a heightened level of intuition and energetic sensitivity.
If such a figure appears in a dream, you are having an aspirational experience at a very high spiritual level. In the case of a male figure, you are connecting to the masculine principle of taking action. In the case of a female figure, you are connecting to the feminine principle of stillness and receptivity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: The old man is seen as a symbol of maturity in all aspects of life. This dream is always significant and should be examined carefully. Old men or old women represent either wisdom or malice, and are a warning to take a closer look at your (bad) habits. See Youth*... Dreamers Dictionary
If she is beautiful, the year will bring good fortune.
If ugly, the year will prove a disaster.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An old woman in a dream also could represent deceit, cunningness, duplicity, backbiting, or slander. Seeing an old and sick woman in a dream may mean impotence, weakness, or disability. Seeing a thirsty old woman in a dream means drought. Ifshe turns a young girl in the dream, then she represents rain.
If an unknown old woman visits a sick person in a dream, it means his death. Otherwise, if an unknown old woman visits a pregnant woman in a dream, it means givingher the glad tidings of a son. Ifone is engaged in an important project and sees himselfsleeping with an old woman in a dream, it means that his project will not succeed.
An old woman in a dream also represents non-arable land. Ifone sees her wearing a veil in the dream, it means that he will meet with hardships and regret. Ifone sees an ugly old woman, or a hagin a dream, it means adversities and war.
If a young woman sees herself as an old woman in a dream, it means earning respect and dignity.
An unknown old woman in a dream also represents a bad crop for that year.
If one sees an old woman descending from the skies and people are wondering about her, she represents the passing year. Seeing an ugly old woman in a dream also could mean glad tidings of an ending war, or the end of drought.
An emaciated old woman in a dream represents a year of drought.
If she gains weight and turns beautiful in the dream, she represents changes in the weather conditions, bringing a prosperous and a happy end for the farmers in that year.
An ostentatious old woman in a dream represents a prosperous life, or good news that will arrive shortly. Ifshe looks frowning or unhappy in the dream, then she represents distress and loss of prestige.
If she looks ugly in the dream, she represents facing adverse conditions. Ifshe is naked in the dream, she represents a scandal.
If an old woman enters a house in a dream, it means prosperity and business success and if she leaves a house in the dream, it means the opposite.
An unknown old woman in a dream has a stronger connotation than a known old woman.
If one sees himself frequenting an old woman in a dream, his dream denotes his attachment to worldly gains.
If an old woman who passed her menopause sees herself in a dream experiencing her menstrual period again and regaining her sexual drive, and if she sees herself engaged in sexual intercourse in the dream, it means that she will become religious and have strong material and spiritual success in her life ifher sexual intercourse in the dream is marital intercourse and ofa lawful nature. Otherwise, ifit is unlawful, then it represents her attachment to worldly gains and neglects for her spiritual values.
If a young woman sees herselfbeing an old woman in a dream, it means that she will prosper and have a successful marital life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see Old people, without any question of loving them, is fortunate, but in a small and trifling manner. Some unimportant wish will be gratified. ... Mystic Dream Book
If they see an open door, they get their way.
Depth Psychology: The passageway is a symbol of die female and strong erotic needs (in men’s dreams). In women’s dreams, it indicates the direction their lives should take.
If the passageway is dark, long, and without doors, your search for direction will take a little longer. See House, Tunnel.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you wake up before fully exploring these passageways, then it suggests that you may not know how to go about taking advantage of these opportunities or how to move forward with a relationship. Perhaps the newness and uncertainty of this discovery also makes you a little more cautious.... The Element Encyclopedia
The passageways are a positive dream.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
1- A railway in a dream signifies the way we wish to go in life. We can take a way forward and can make informed choices.
A single track suggests that there Is only one way to go, whereas a multiple track suggests many more opportunities.
2- Psychologically; a railway suggests the idea of keeping to one goal (which may be a group one) and being single-minded about it. One early symbolism of the railway was the facility of being able to ignore obstacles, to go round, through or over anything which stood in the way.
3- Spiritually, the railway suggests a chosen direction which is usually fairly straightforward.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A single track suggests that there is only one way to go, whereas a multiple track suggests many more opportunities.
A railway station would suggest a planned break.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A frequent dream symbol. Changes in the present life situation. At the train station, we often find out where our life’s journey is taking us. Also an image of rushing (“It’s high time”). Waiting for something or “being thrown off-track.”
The conductor might be a symbol for our better- informed self. Is the train coming, are we on the right train, where and to which train are we changing, the waiting room: all these symbols can easily be a reflection of our own emotional situation.
In depth psychology, the train represents our unconscious, which is trying to get us on the right “track.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The oven, like the Kitchen, is one of the most frequent symbols of transformation. Danger lurks when the fire is going out.
According to Freud, the symbol for women and the female body.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. A fear of dealing with challenges—usually in life, frequently in relationships.
3. Actions or activities are an immature diversion, an escape.
4. Feelings that life or situations are extremely out of control (as in “runaway” vehicle, train or most modes of transportation). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A slower pace of life may be indicated.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.
If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.
If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.
(Also see Escape from danger; Take a flight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of a fashion runway, whether you were walking on it or not, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed or pressured in real life. Give yourself a break and try to express any pent-up feelings to a good friend.... My Dream Interpretation
2. One is trying to avoid a confrontation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are preparing a meal in your dream kitchen, this may suggest a quest for love and affection.
If you are frying food in your dream, there is the constant risk of getting burned; the smoke billowing around your kitchen may be warning you that a problem could get worse if you avoid it or don’t deal with it. Cinders or a grate in your dream kitchen can represent ruined hopes as well as the potential of projects yet to be born.
If you dream of a kettle, even though its spout it is a symbol of male sexuality, it suggests that someone can get hurt if passions are not handled carefully. On the other hand, it could also indicate your present mood: steamed up and about to explode. At the other extreme, the image of a broken kettle may mirror feelings of emptiness, as if all zest for life has gone.
If you are cooking with pots and pans, the association is with male or female sexuality, depending on whether the pot or the handle is featured.
When a cup is seen to represent female sexuality, drinking out of it is erotic wish-fulfillment.
If it is hurled across a room by a man, it may express fear of, or anger towards, female sexuality; if by a woman, the dream suggests that the dreamer is using sex as a weapon. For Jungians, the cup is a homely symbol of the abundance of life’s opportunities; it is also a symbol of self-realization in that it is an echo of the Holy Grail. A full or overflowing cup often symbolizes excitement and new opportunities, but an empty or smashed cup indicates the opposite.
Cutlery in dreams may suggest a desire for domestic security or the taming of aggression. Spoons may have a similar symbolism to cups, but they can also represent a desire to be spoonfed. A teaspoon may be telling you to take things in one step at a time. A silver spoon may refer to someone you envy. A colander or sieve may be seen as standing for the process of developing a new outlook on life and sifting out unhelpful attitudes and ideas. See also EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
A stairway in a dream also could represent the days of one’s life and their term.
If one sees a staircase which he recognizes in the dream, it could represent the servant of a house, its owner, or its accountant.
If a sick person sees himself climbing an unknown staircase which is leading him to the upper room from where he can see paradise in the dream, it means that he may die from his illness and reach what he saw.
If obstacles hinder his way or impede his climb in the dream, it means that he is detained, and the immediate blessings of such a gift will be veiled to him. Descending a staircase in a dream means arriving from a journey, resigning from one’sjob, impeachment, or it could represent a pedestrian.
If one’s descent leads him to his family, house, or farmland in the dream, it means money.
If what he reaches at the end of the staircase is unknown, and if one meets people, or souls he does not recognize in the dream, it also denotes what we have earlier explained.
If during one’s climb or descent he falls into a well, or if a giant bird grabs him and flies away with him, or if a beast devours him, or if he steps into a boat that sails away as he steps into it, or if he takes a step to find himself riding an animal, or a vehicle of some type, the staircase then represents the stages of one’s life and what he encountered during the journey of his life, all replayed or screened before his eyes at the point of descending into his grave, or as a book one reads after his death.
If he does wake up and finds himself healthy and fit, it means that he will become a tyrant, an unjust person, an atheist and a reprobate.
If one sees himself descending a staircase that leads him into a mosque, lush foliage, green fields, a fresh breeze of spring, or into a pond to take a ritual ablution to perform his prayers in the dream, it means that he will become a true believer, repent for his his sins and abandon his blameworthy conduct. Otherwise, ifhe descends upon adverse elements such as snakes,lions, steep hills, corpses, or a field of scattered remains in a dream, then it represents major trials and adversities.
If the steps are made of clay in one’s dream, they indicate positive signs. However, a stairway could be regarded as unfavorable if its steps are made of backed bricks.
If they are made of stones in the dream, they mean business success, along with a heart like a stone.
If the staircase is made of wooden steps in the dream, it means reaching a high rank which is compounded with hypocrisy. Ifthey are made of gold in the dream, then they mean achieving success and gaining authority.
If they are made of silver in the dream, they represent one’s entourage and attendants. Climbing a staircase in a dream also means sharpening one’s intellect and awareness. In a dream, a stairway is also interpreted to mean leading a life of ascetic detachment and devotion. Coming near a staircase in a dream also means attaining success and a growing piety. Each step represents a different station. Climbing a staircase in a dream also represents the dangers one may have to cross. Seeing a staircase with five steps in a dream represents the five time prayers, or the pulpit where the Imam stands to deliver his Friday sermon. That is why some interpreters qualify the staircase in one’s dream as glad tidings, good news, prayers, charity, alms giving, fasting, or a pilgrimage. God knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The more modern approach to interpreting a dream with strangers in it is that they represent different sides or unfamiliar aspects of our personality.
The best way to tell is to “check inside” of yourself and simply try to understand the message of this dream. Whether the message is coming from your unconscious or from a different reality might be irrelevant.
The lessons gained through a dream are far more important then where they came from. Just remember: The mind that dreamt the dream also knows its source and meaning (and that is YOUR own mind). See also: People... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The image can also point to the shadow (the stranger within), rejected or unknown characteristics in yourself that you don’t want to see. See Shadow.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dream of being in love with a stranger in your dream, especially if the dream is recurring, your heart is longing for a true love to call your own.... My Dream Interpretation
(2) Fear of a stranger may be an expression of neurotic free-floating anxiety, which, says Freud, may be a result of roused but unsatisfied, unused libido. (Repressed emotion of any kind will be transformed into anxiety.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If in dreams you talk to a stranger it means that you will receive news from some distant place. According to some oracles, the interpretation of this dream is reversed, namely, your friends will come to help.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The unknown assailant who chases us may simply be trying to give us our forgotten lunch money or an umbrella because it is raining. When there are clear personality traits apparent and the person’s identity is unknown to you, it likely points to an area of development within your own personal makeup. An angry or aggressive stranger may point to an integration of that energy into consciousness.
A more helpful or gentle stranger indicates that softer elements are being called into prominence. Whatever end of the continuum your dream stranger is on, be prepared to consider the necessity and power of the energy he or she is embodying in the dream.
A deliberate concealment of identity can also indicate a matter of the unconscious tricking the conscious into hearing a difficult piece of information; for just as in life, it is sometimes easier to hear impactful news from a stranger than from someone we love.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If such images appear, it is important not to ignore them as you need to acknowledge these dream figures as reflections of an aspect of yourself in order to face up to your fears.
If you do not do so, you will continually come up against feelings of insecurity and low self- esteem in waking life. The stranger in a dream represents that part of yourself that you do not know. There may be feelings of conflict or tension but you need to deal with these dark images before you can progress in waking life. Jung referred to the shadow as the dark side of a person that you would like to keep hidden—’the thing a person has no wish to be’. The shadow can be thought of as an instinctive and primitive side of your personality that you are trying to repress.
Dream strangers therefore generally represent aspects of your character that you either haven’t consciously acknowledged or that you have neglected. This is why they appear unfamiliar or strange in your dream. How these strangers look and behave will give you an important clue to the nature of the problem area.
If a sinister figure does appear in your dream, try not to avoid confronting it. Notice how it tries to control the action in your dream. Observe what negative aspects of yourself it may be addressing and try to address them in your waking life.
Self-destructive urges are less likely to overwhelm you if you are prepared to confront them.
If dream strangers represent aspects of your personality any spacemen, aliens or extraterrestrials in your dream usually indicate that you are feeling threatened by alien forces or situations. Starting a dialogue with them should help you understand them better and allay your fears of the unknown. The same applies if a foreigner appears in your dream speaking an unfamiliar language.... The Element Encyclopedia
Situational: Think back to see if you met someone recently who made a stronger impression than initially realized.
A part of yourself with which you have remained unfamiliar.
Does the stranger say anything? This may be an important observation, insight, or question to ponder. Strangers are sometimes easier to talk to because they have no personal involvement in our situations, so your subconscious may personify itself through such images.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of Strangers, the more of them the better, it means the assistance of kind friends, who will help you on in life.... Mystic Dream Book
Strangers in your dream forecast happy reunions with valued friends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you regularly use the subway, you may need to look at the other parts of the dream more carefully.
If the subway is not a regular part of your daily routine but is the primary dream image then you can consider it to be symbolic of the way that you navigate through your own emotions and hidden parts of self.
The subway is under the ground and represents the unconscious parts of self. All of us interact on conscious and unconscious levels. We have intuitive feelings and unspoken understanding that direct our lives as much as the obvious and fully conscious things. Consider the subway ride in your dream and try to understand what it is conveying to you about your more subtle navigation through ongoing life experiences. See also: Train... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A subway may also indicate a preoccupation with getting to work and may reflect concerns in making a deadline.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you have this dream, you may reach a goal in real life by using the spiritual or instinctive part of your nature.... My Dream Interpretation
Don’t get discouraged; they will soon be a faded memory.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If boarding a train, you’re getting ready for a new direction.
If changing trains, you’re changing directions.... The Dream Books Symbols
The idea that is being represented the most by this image in a dream has to do with being just under the surface of your consciousness. Such a dream indicates that you can learn something by doing a little investigation of what is lurking below and find yourself in some new territory as a result.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For the business man, or farmer, this dream indicates expanding trade and fine crops.
For a woman to dream that she is a washer woman, denotes that she will throw decorum aside in her persistent effort to hold the illegal favor of men. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
3. False self-image (as revealed in a biography about him). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Road)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Great Goddess, Mother Church, priestess or prophetess, teacher. Attend to whatever this figure tells you in dreams: the result could be a transformation of your personality and your life, in tune with your true self.
(2) Such figures Jung called ‘mana personalities’. Mana denotes awesome, mysterious power associated with gods but also with natural phenomena and extraordinary human skills, genius, holiness, psychic powers and supranormal knowledge. These figures may therefore be frightening.
If you find them too frightening, consult a (Jungian) therapist. People may let themselves be ‘possessed’ - taken over - by the Wise Old Man / Woman and become insufferably domineering, self- important and opinionated. Alternatively, failure to acknowledge the ‘divine’ wisdom and power within yourself may lead you to project it on to some authoritarian - but not necessarily authoritative - public figure, or guru, or personal acquaintance. Whatever such a mana figure says to you in a dream will be extremely important and will almost certainly open up a new dimension of life for you.
(3) Should the Wise Old Woman appear in a man’s dream or the Wise Old Man in a woman’s dream, it may be the anima / animus that is being represented (for anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. May mean unknown desires are emerging.
3. Feminine aspects of self.
4. Fear of growing old.
5. If an old woman, laden with advice.
6. If a woman is pregnant, the dreamer looks on the pregnancy in a positive way, forecasting abundance. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself indulging and satisfying every desire he has and without feeling any restrictions in the dream, it means that he will stray from God’s path and lives a corrupt life. Love in a dream also means distress, worries and sorrow. Love in a dream also represents one’s ability to express something. Otherwise, it could mean that he keeps to himself. Love in a dream also means trials and fame that incurs people’s compassion for the person in love. Love in a dream also means poverty, sickness and death. In fact, death in a dream also could mean love, or living distant from one’s beloved or life after death.
To burn in the fire in a dream also means love.
To enter paradise in a dream also means love and to enter hell-fire in a dream means separation from one’s beloved. Yearning for one’s beloved in a dream means heedlessness, and love in a dream also indicates corruption in one’s religious life, or loss of money.
To love someone in God in a dream, means mercy between people. Otherwise, to love one another for personal interests in a dream means a partnership that will end in betrayal or it could mean a marriage without family consent. Pretending to be in love in one’s dream means straying from God’s path.
If a knowledgeable person or a scholar pretends to be enamored in a dream, it means that he will deceive people with his ornate presentations and contradict their standards.
(Also see Enamored; Honey; Lick; Pretending)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A woman in a dream also represents a coffer, one’s store, or his hiding place.
A woman in a dream also represents the earth, the world or a graveyard, for one returns to it after that he cames out of it.
A woman in a dream also represents a prison, a confidant, a tree, a well, an inkwell, a house, or a partner who shares wealth and pleasure with the husband. Seeing a beautiful woman entering one’s house in a dream means joy and happiness, money that will not last, or the reversal of one’s condition from harsh to amiable.
A fat woman in a dream represents a prosperous year. Seeing an unknown woman in a dream has better connotations than seeing a woman one knows.
A young woman in a dream represents an enemy.
An old woman in a dream represents the world.
If one sees his wife looking like a man in a dream, she then represents his grandfather, or she could represent prosperity for that family.lfone sees his wife carryinghim in a dream, it means that he may fall sick, or perhaps that he may become rich. Seeing a female of unknown species in a dream means loss of money.
If one sees his wife getting married to someone else in a dream, it means that he may deviate from God’s path, then repent for his sin.
A woman in a dream also represents wealth, the world, a farm, pleasures or authority, for a wife governs the needs of her husband and con troIs his life in one way or another.
If a woman sees her crown stolen in a dream, it means the death of her husband.
If a woman sees her head shaved in a dream, it means divorce, or it could mean the death of her husband.
(Also see Belt; Crown; Glass bottle; Glass; Gray hair; Ribs; Silver; Vat; Women)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A loud woman is symbolic of unwise living, Prov. 9:13.
A woman in dark clothing is symbolic of a spiritual enemy, Matt. 13:33.
A woman clothed in purple is symbolic of a good wife, Prov. 31:22... Christian Dream Symbols
The content of the dream is to be considered, as well as the emotional tone.
If the dream is sexual in nature, look up sex.
If the woman in your dream was a stranger and you are a man, she could be symbolic of your feminine side or your attitude about women.
If you are a woman, this stranger may be symbolic of different parts of your character or personality. Carl Jung believed that the unknown woman in a man’s dream is the Anima.
It is the “personification of the animated psychic atmosphere; the autonomous activity of the unconscious.” Thus, when you meet an unknown woman in your dreams, pay close attention to what she is saying and doing.
It is Carl Jung who suggested that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force or current inside of you that nudges you on and inspires you.
It is your intuition and the knowledge that in not necessarily attached to words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well we have balance and experience awareness that leads to peace and productivity. See also: People, Old Woman, and Mother... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A woman in a woman’s dream: an aspect of herself, but often a facet of herself she is not immediately identifying with.
The above example helps make this plain. Mo explored her feelings about the dream characters. It all fell into place when she asked herself what she had ‘lost’ recently. She had left a lover of some years’ standing. This gave her a lot more freedom and new opportunity, depicted by the baby, but also muddled feelings of loss. Her Australian friend represents her feelings of grieving for the death’ of her relationship. Her muddled feelings arise because she both loves the new life which opens up, but grieves for the death of her romance.
A woman’s sister, female children: particularly used to represent herself.
The character of the dream woman, loving, angry, businesslike, lazy, sexual, gives a clue to what pan of the dreamer it is referring to.
If the dream woman is a person known well, the above can still be the case, but the woman may represent what the dreamer feels about that person.
A woman younger than the dreamer oneself at that age.
An older woman: could be the dreamer’s mother, her feelings about aging, her sense of inherited wisdom. Two women and the dreamer, conflicting feelings or drives. One woman, one man: behaviour patterns arising from parental relationship.
A goddess or holy woman, the dreamer’s highest potential; what she is capable of but may not yet have lived.
Man dreaming of a woman
Example: ‘On a raised mobile platform a goddess stood. I loved her and flew to her, skimming above the heads of the people. I calked to her. She told me the only love I could receive from her was that which I gave to a human woman. Inasmuch as I gave love to a human female, she would love me. She was all women’ (Andrew P).
The example shows Andrew meeting his archetypal conception of a woman, his ideal. But he understands that you cannot love an ideal. His love must find a real woman. Through a real love he would call love from out of himself, out of his unconscious reserve.
In a man’s dream: his present relationship with his own feelings and intuitive self; his sensitivity and contact with his unconscious through receptivity; or how he is relating to his female partner.
The latter is especially so if the woman in the dream is his partner, how capable he is of loving a woman.
An old woman, usually the dreamer’s mother.
The woman, because she is his feelings, is obviously also his sexual desires and how he meets them.
A younger woman: can depict his desires for a woman of that age, or his more vulnerable emotions. Two women and the dreamer: an ‘eternal triangle’; conflicting feelings.
If one woman and one man: pattern of behaviour developed in relationship with parents.
The conditions or situations of the woman, see under appropriate entries, such as illness; murder, swimming; etc. See anima and the Great Mother under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If a man dreams about a woman, he is dreaming about his emotional side, which, in the end, is about his connection to his mother. In the case of a man, the behavior of the woman in the dream often gives insight into his unconscious life, his unknown characteristics, physical urges, and behavior.
According to ancient Egyptian dream interpretation, the image of a beautiful woman is always a warning that a task is too large.
According to Jung, a strange woman in the dream of a man is always the feminine side of the dreamer, his anirria. Jung also thinks that a woman in a mans dream always represents his emotional “teacher.”
Women also appear in many dreams as old and wise (woman or hag), lecherous (threatening or liberated), imprisoned (like Rapunzel’s trapped physical drive), ugly (as a witch), young (as a temptress), powerful (as the mother), and beautiful (the lover, the ideal).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dream about a “motherly” type of person, you are anxious for more emotional security. Seeing a woman you know: good news. Seeing a strange woman: quarrels, envy, and frustration.
If you are a man flirting with a woman: be careful with your spending habits.
A woman with a child warns of worries to come.
A pregnant woman means unexpected pleasure.
If a woman is flirting with you: you have acted foolishly and your finances are tight—nothing will save you except being more frugal. Meeting a strange woman: you are meeting a new friend.
If you see several women together: people are gossiping about you. Hugging a woman: avoid a superficial love affair.
A woman with black hair: you are envious and don’t know it.
A woman with red hair: somebody is setting a trap for you.
A woman with long hair: a relationship will intensify.
A naked woman: you are unconsciously passionate about somebody; it might also be a sign that you have acted foolishly.
A woman laughing: worry and despair about your love relationship is draining your strength.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about old women or old men are regarded as memories of vour mother whom vou have idealized. Women (particularly in mens dreams) could be a symbol of erotic needs, expectations, and desires, or may represent emotions or the irrational in the man’s personality. Dreams about women who are pleasant and peaceful are a sign of devotion to other people and objects, and sensitivity to external impressions and influences. See Old Man.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are a man, then this dream may be a message for you to let go and get in touch with your feminine side.
If you are a woman, then this is about your feelings, attitudes and acceptance of your femininity. Consider the feeling tone of this dream and the qualities you ascribe to this female. See Mother, Daughter, Grandmother, Goddess and Sister.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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 powers.
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 in a man’s dream, or the shadow in a woman’s.
It is the qualities of surprise and intrigue that allow us to explore further the relevance of that figure. We can gain a great deal of information because the figure is unknown.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you know the woman you dreamed about, then it may symbolize the concerns and feelings/hopes you have about her.
To see an old woman in your dream, indicates your feelngs about growing older.
To see a group of women talking in your dream, refers to some gossip that’s going on in real life.
To see a pregnant women in your dream, symbolizes abundant wealth.... My Dream Interpretation
(2) The woman may be, or represent your mother, in which case you need to pay attention to the way you react to her in the dream, or what she says.
If the woman has a negative ‘feel’, remember that loosening strong emotional ties to your mother may be a precondition for establishing your own identity.
(3) For a man, a woman may represent your anima, the (unconscious) feminine side of your personality. In this case the woman may be either friendly or threatening, which means that your anima is either introducing you to the hitherto neglected parts of yourself, or trying to lead you astray from your true ‘destiny5. The threatening anima may be represented by a femme fatale, an alluring but dangerous siren.
(4) If the woman in a man’s dream is a real-life acquaintance and the dream-encounter is erotic, the significance may be as in (1) above; or the woman may be a projection of your repressed anima, in which case the message is probably that what you ought to be relating to in real life is your own anima, not the woman. See also Wise Old Man / Woman.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If a woman has this dream, it reveals her own personality. Thus, if the protagonist is an unknown woman, it indicates the dreamer’s unconscious desires and tendencies. The woman of her fantasies, therefore, embodies the model of herself that she would like to project. At other times, the female figure refers to the mother of the dreamer: how you interact with her in the dream will provide much information about your mother-daughter relationship in reality In a man, contrary to common belief, dreaming of strange women or seeing himself as a woman does not always have sexual connotations or mean a conflict of identity. It may be representing the more intuitive and sensitive side of his personality. (See MOTHER)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Oriental women signify the mysterious side of the feminine, whilst an older woman represents the dreamer’s mother or a sense of inherited wisdom. A beautiful but unknown woman will represent the anima in a man’s dream, said by Jung to personify instinct, emotion and the capacity for love; she will represent the shadow in a woman’s dream. Dressed in black, dream widows may represent your feelings about death, but in Freudian dream interpretation the widow, like the hag or the crone, suggests the loss of male energy in life and, in a man’s dream, may represent unconscious fears of castration.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Feeling as if a friend has been lost.
3. Domestic difﬁculties. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The strongest in meaning are those teenage girls who are presentable, well mannered and beautifully dressed. Ifshe is seen dressed with modesty in the dream, then she represents goodness, chastity, discreteness, and following the correct religious conduct. Ifshe adorns herselfand plays up her charms in the dream, then such goodness will be public.
If a young girl sees herself as an old woman in a dream, it means that she will live with modesty and preserve her chastity. Ifan old woman sees herselfturned young again in the dream, it means regaining her strength, sexual desire and fertility.
If she engages in lawful sexual intercourse in marriage, it denotes strong religious adherence.
If she engages in sexual intercourse with someone without marriage in the dream, then her dream represents her love for the world and attachment to its glitters. Ifone sees anold woman turned young in a dream, then the above explanation becomes stronger. However, if one is poor, it means that her basic needs will be secured.
If one has lost her chances in this world, it means that she will have a new opportunity, or if she is sick, it means that she will recover from her illness. Seeing a young girl frowning in a dream means that one may hear disturbing news.
If she looks emaciated, then one’s dream denotes poverty.
If she is naked in the dream, it means business losses and defamation. Marrying a virgin teenage girl in a dream means wealth.
(Also see Little girl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation