In dreams, a dish usually represents food that needs to be eaten now, and thus represents ideas or projects that should be tackled immediately. Jungians often see a drinking glass or wineglass as a symbol of the mythical Holy Grail, offering the dreamer spiritual sustenance. For Freudians, to dream of drinking from a glass expresses sexual desire, as like other receptacles, the glass symbolizes the female genitals. A broken drinking glass can represent loss of virginity. Food and drink are everyday items that regularly feature in dreams. In general, they are regarded as positive signs, but there are so many possible interpretations when food or drink—or eating and drinking—feature in a dream that a whole chapter has been devoted to the subject later on. See FOOD AND DRINK.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Beverage) Drinking an unknown sweet drink or a glass of a cold and fresh water in a dream means guidance, knowledge, having good taste, and the diligence of the people of the path. Drinking a glass of cold sweet water in the early morning in a dream means lawful earnings and profits for everyone, except for someone who is used to drinking hot boiled water which means sickness, stress, depression and a scare from evil spirits. Any yellow colored drink in a dream means sickness. Drinking an infusion of a violet flower in a dream means recovering from an illness, or avoiding certain food in one’s diet.
If one is unwillingly drinking a bitter medicinal syrup in a dream, it means that he might suffer a light illness.
If he drinks apple juice or honey or myrtle drink or any other delicious drink in a dream, it means happiness for a rich person and bad news for a poor person. Drinkinga glass of apple juice in a dream means benefits drawn from a servant or an employee, a service offered by a powerful person, or it could mean a stressful life.
If one drinks something to cure an illness in a dream, it means recovering from that illness if it exists. Otherwise, it means that he might suffer from such an illness and take such a drink as a cure. Any constipating drink in a dream means stinginess, while taking a laxative in a dream means generosity.
A headache reliever or a pain killer means kindness or diplomacy and the same goes for any drink that cleanses the kidney. Beside that, drinks denote architecture, religious studies, addressing matters promptly or hiding secrets. Colorful drinks in a dream represent happiness, joy, festivities, celebrations and correcting one’s behavior. Fruit drinks in a dream may denote the fruit itself. Drinking rose water in a dream means lack of trust in someone’s promises. Drinking an unknown but fragrant drink in a dream means strengthening one’s certitude, loyalty or fulfilling one’s vow. Drinking a smelly or a spoiled drink and particularly in a golden cup or a silver cup in a dream means denying the true source of favors or becoming an apostate.
If one sees a deceased person handing him a sweet and a fragrant drink in a dream, it means guidance or admonition and it could mean that the deceased person dwells in paradise. Drinking with a regular cup in a dream represents the last drink. Drinking an unknown drink in a dream also represents the drink of the righteous and elect among God’s creation.
(Also see Cold water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To absorb or take something subtle into oneself. This may be taking in feelings such as pleasure; absorbing a mood; drinking in’ our surroundings. When connected with thirst: suggests needs or longings being met.
If in company with someone of the opposite sex, or a group: taking in the pleasure or otherwise of the relationship or group. Sometimes connected with childhood emotional need See alcohol. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To be drinking in a dream is to be absorbing or taking something in. What we are drinking is also important, e.g. fruit juice would indicate we are aware of the need for cleansing and purity.
The colour of what is being drunk is also important (see Alcohol and Colours).
2- Drinking in a dream may indicate our need for comfort and sustenance. As a basic requirement for life, drinking symbolises the interplay between the inner need to sustain life and external availability of nourishment.
3- Spiritually there is a belief that the drinking of wine is, or symbolises, the imbibing of Divine life and power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To drink warm water is bad; to drink muddy water is very bad; to drink clear water is a good sign; to drink thick wine is very good; to drink white wine signifies health; to drink milk is an exceedingly good sign; to drink vinegar signifies discomfort.... The Complete Dream Book
Psychological / emotional perspective: Drinking, not necessarily of wine, in a dream may indicate our need for comfort and sustenance. Drinking – the taking in of liquid – symbolizes the interplay between the inner need to sustain life and external availability of nourishment. It also suggests our requirement for emotions that flow rather than getting stuck.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To be drinking in a dream is to be absorbing or taking something in. What we are drinking is also important, e.G. Fruit juice would indicate we are aware of the need for cleansing and purity.
The colour of what is being drunk is also important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The significance depends on what the drink is and its condition.
Water which is cloudy, dirty, warm, or hot predicts loss of money and/or status due to unfortunate circumstances; but a drink of clear cool or cold water is a very fortunate omen for anyone but particularly for students or those in academic life, as for such it augurs honor and achievement through knowledge.
To drink milk is also a happy omen of coming success.
Fizzy soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, etc.
signify exciting happenings ahead, and any very sweet, syrupy drink predicts a passionate love affair.
However, drinking from a bottle indicates an unsatisfactory romantic experience.
See also Wine, Brandy, Colors, Bar, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are drinking usually this will mean your unconscious is offering you something which, if accepted, will improve the quality of your life.
If you do not, in the dream, accept the drink, make sure you do on the next occasion; or relive the dream, only this time taking the drink and swallowing it. In this way you may come to identify what it is that is being offered.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
For a woman to dream of hilarious drinking, denotes that she is engaging in affairs which may work to her discredit, though she may now find much pleasure in the same.
If she dreams that she fails to drink clear water, though she uses her best efforts to do so, she will fail to enjoy some pleasure that is insinuatingly offered her. See Water. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a person to dream of drinking water, lemonade, gingerale, or another soft drink while others are indulging in hard liquor is a sign that his or her personality will be of great advantage.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Drinking from a Spring: your health will improve. Drinking Wine means pleasant hours with good people. Drinking .Alcohol: you have a tendency for self-delusion and running away from reality. You want to find courage in the bottle but achieve the opposite. Drinking Milk: enjoy life in a healthy and simple way.
Depth Psychology: You have a severe craving! Is it desire or passion or addiction? Are you trying to satisfy physical needs or spiritual desires?... Dreamers Dictionary
Drinking alcoholic beverages in a dream version of escape from distasteful realities.
If drunkenness is the theme, the dreamer is losing control of responsibilities and wishes to be relieved.
To see someone else drunk, the dreamer looks upon that person as an irresponsible dependent. Drinking water or milk in a dream is often the result of a bodily need, either thirst or hunger.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Because water is a symbol of the unconscious, drinking water may indicate being nourished by the unconscious. Drinking alcohol may mean that one is seeking either pleasure or escape. Alcoholic ecstasy is also sometimes used to symbolize divine ecstasy, so that drinking in a dream may show a “thirst” for spiritual experiences.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are drinking in your dream, this connects with feelings of thirsting or longing. It suggests that you will find a satisfaction of your longings, either emotionally, physically or spiritually. It can also denote absorbing something, taking nourishment and, by so doing, it points to a change in some way.
If you are thirsty in your dream, it may be that you are thirsty as you sleep; if this doesn’t apply, a dream thirst suggests that you may be feeling emotionally parched in waking life, as water is a symbol of the emotions. Generally, if you are drinking something sweet, this may suggest a longing for more affection in waking life, whilst dreaming of a stronger drink may suggest a need for more energy or a stronger approach to a problem.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of drinking water from a fountain is a positive omen, meaning that you have the strength of character to solve all your current problems. Look within and trust your instincts.... My Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself drinking or being fed milk from the breast of a woman, it means he will either be imprisoned or find himself in utter poverty, as the maximum period for suckling is tow years. Anything beyond that means imprisonment or dire straits.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person dreams that he is drinking sea water and the water is not turbid or muddy nor are any waves seen in such waters it means he will acquire as much of the wealth of this world as the amount of water he had drunk. Moreover he shall lead a clean and happy life. But if the water is brackish or filthy or the ocean is shrouded in darkness or the water assumes the form of huge, frightening waves it suggest he will be afflicted with grief, fear and hardship, the intensity of which will depend on how much of the above conditions prevail in the water or ocean.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself drinking dirty or muddy water from a river it means he will suffer grief, anguish and heartache, the extend depending on the amount he drinks of such water.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Consuming clean, sweet water in the dream means he will enjoy a clean and happy life provided he does not know its quantity nor is he aware of himself being in a state of tuhr nor does he know himself to be on a journey in a strange, unknown place.
The same applies if the water is not sweet. But it the water is brackish and muddy, it means he will suffer from some ailment or disease whose seriousness will depend on how brackish or muddy the water is.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
This symbol has a wide trajectory in the continuum of fun and relaxation on the one end and excessive escapism on the other. This activity in a dream may point to a need for more balance in your life by letting go or more balance in your life by reining in the ways in which you avoid responsibility.
The dream context will help you with your interpretation, as will your waking-life relationship with alcohol.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of drinking a float (a drink of pop and ice cream) foretells happiness and peaceful times with family. It may also suggest that you want to strengthen your bonds with friends and loved ones.... My Dream Interpretation
As food and drink are important and familiar to us, it is no surprise that eating or drinking often features in our dreams.
In some cases, dreams that focus on food and drink may arise out of nocturnal hunger or thirst but, more often than not, such dreams provide symbols that refer to other appetites; these could be, for example, our desire for spiritual, emotional and intellectual nourishment, or for sensory or sexual gratification. For Freud, food represented sexuality because he considered the mouth to be the primary erogenous zone. Most dream analysts, however, follow Jung’s lead and suggest that dream food represents the qualities you are taking in, or need to take in, to yourself for personal, emotional and spiritual development. In other words, the dream is trying to compensate for your feeling of being malnourished in some aspect of your waking life and it could be pointing to a physical, intellectual, spiritual or emotional source for this hunger.
Dreams of being thirsty, drinking or drunk, cooking, comfort eating or dining out, fasting or gorging can send you powerful messages about your current state of psychological well-being.
If a specific food was highlighted in your dream, this might also be significant; different types of food can mean different things. As always when interpreting dream images, it is important to examine what your personal associations with that food are first.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person sees himself milking and drinking cow milk it is a glad tiding that he will become rich, or if he is rich his wealth will increase; or if he is a slave he will become free and marry his mistress.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of something soft, it is generally a sign that a situation you are nervous about will turn out better than you expect. However, if the soft items in your dream were animals, it signifies stormy weather ahead in your family or love affairs.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreaming about programs installed in your PC may signify patterns of belief that have been programmed into your mind that “run’ or drive your personality. New software— new beliefs may also be installed in your bio computer for per sonal growth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of software signify your attention and connection with new information. You are on the cutting edge of thought, and your learning curve is sky high, and you are downloading a whole new belief system and/or paradigm. See Computer.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see or use a drinking straw in your dream suggests that you have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bonds with them.
To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
When your dreaming mind conjures up fantasy images, you are being powerfully influenced by unconscious forces.
According to Freud, fantasies develop in childhood in response to sexual desire and aggressive impulses. Jung also claimed that fantasy developed very early in life as a safety net to help the child deal with real conflicts in the family, conflicts that may be too difficult or painful to deal with directly. Jung observed that childhood fantasies include many mythological themes that may be inherent in everyone. He believed that fairy tales and myths do not differ fundamentally from dreams and speak in the same symbolic language. The archetypal images stir something in the unconscious part of yourself; they are dramatic symbolic projections of your identity.
In dreams, fantasy is unrestricted and moral judgment is suspended. Dreams can therefore reveal your most secret desires and the fantasies you experience in your dreams say a lot about you, often helping you tackle problems you might normally repress or deny.
If you can understand what your dream is highlighting, you can gain important insight into yourself. Fantasy dreams highlight problems, offer solutions, show what aspects of yourself may be limiting your progress and help you discover new approaches. In other words, fantasy dreams, like all dreams, can help you change and progress. See also MIND, BODY, SPIRIT; NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
You are having anxiety around being held accountable in some aspect of your life. Quizzes, tests, and exams are part of the structure of education that most people in the West first experience in childhood. This is imprinted in the brain as a permanent memory, associating the sensation of performance anxiety with images of being tested in school. In dreams, these become a metaphor for the ways in which we are tested by challenges in life. We only pass such tests if we have gained a sufficient level of knowledge from past lessons learned. When you dream of taking a test, your unconscious is letting you know that there is underlying anxiety around how prepared you feel to face your life. Examine your life for areas where you feel you are being held accountable, even if the only person holding you accountable is yourself. This is often a recurring dream for people who experience high levels of performance anxiety, a fear of failure, or frequent feelings of judgment from others. It can also indicate a hidden need to be acknowledged by those in authority in your life and to feel validated for your accomplishments. In this way, a test dream can be a compensation for feeling undervalued.
(See Exams, Pop Quiz, Quiz.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Excavation. Looking inward, understanding, and analyzing. Often appears as a dream image when living without much thought. Pay attention to what is being taken apart. What do the individual parts look like? See Puzzle.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreaming that someone favorably welcomes you means that you will receive necessary protection. But if you are not welcome, you should distrust advice you receive in the coming days.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
When you dream of the zepher winds, it indicates you think more of love than you do of fortune, and you’ll spend everything you have to capture the object of your affections.
If you are saddened by them the soft winds, your lover will be going away for a long period of time. Soft winds ruffling a child’s hair means the child will have a long and mostly happy life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation