It is often a recurrent dream, especially, while dieting or for individuals that are trying to overcome an addiction. It represents the enormous effort the dreamer is exerting in order to achieve their goal. Sometimes, a former smoker dreams that he holds a cigar and, without even realizing, has smoked half of it. Frequently, the dream ends violently. The dreamer wakes up terrified, feeling that all her effort was in vain. This type of dream seems to be a signal from the unconscious not to trust your self-control entirely and remain alert to avoid falling back into such a vice.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a particular ancestor is highlighted, then you need to explore your personal associations with that person. For example, your great-aunt could have been renowned for her psychic abilities, so a dream about her might represent that intuitive tendency in you. Family scenes in your dream may represent feelings of security and unity, or a desire for this in your waking life. The appearance of your whole family together in a dream can indicate that you are yearning for the security and togetherness of childhood and home. On the other hand, if you dream that you see your family but are not present among them or are ignored by them, perhaps you feel emotionally distant from them at present. The appearance or mention of your family name in dreamland calls attention to your heritage or family situation.
If family planning is a feature of your dream, this suggests the need to take responsibility for your future. A family room suggests congeniality. Members of the extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews) usually appear in a dream as an aspect of yourself relevant to the person you dreamed about. For example, if your cousin is shy in waking life, his appearance in a dream may refer to the inhibited part of yourself.
To dream of a family tree may indicate your true spiritual heritage, providing you with a record of your origins and your place in the overall scheme of things; alternatively, if you believe in reincarnation, particularly genetic reincarnation, it may represent your own past lives.
If you are finding it difficult to analyze the meaning of your dream, it may be that your unconscious has cast a feminine or masculine archetype in the role of the relation. To determine if this is the case, ask yourself if your dream uncle has more in common with the archetypal wise old man than your father’s brother, or if your dream niece has more in common with the archetypal amazon or huntress.... The Element Encyclopedia
If, in your dream, you were putting up an antenna or aerial, you will recover something you thought irretrievable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If your dream featured a cook, who were you cooking for in your dream? Cooks are also thought to be bad tempered, so is this referring to you or someone you know? If a butcher with his hands covered in blood appears in your dreams, this suggests the sacrifices you have made in your life. Blood is also associated with female sexuality and may suggest a fear of it; the dream may also have links to feelings of aggression. The meaning of dreams about bartenders will depend upon your relationship with alcohol in waking life. Is it a symbol of loneliness or of sociability?... The Element Encyclopedia
A bartender in a dream also could represent a craftsman in his shop, a businessman in his office, a confidant, or someone who exposes others’ secrets and troubles for a price, or one who keeps a secret for a price.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are being served by a bartender, you should beware of any advice offered freely to you.
If enjoying company at a bar, you are in need of good companionship.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If the dream concerned the beating of animals or carpets, it indicates difficulties arising from lack of organization which are within your power to overcome if you concentrate.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of biting someone you know is usually a wish-fulfillment dream, expressing anger, either overt or repressed, toward that person and a desire to punish him or her.
Dreaming of biting a stranger, or an animal, indicates a psychological conundrum that needs to be brought to the surface and resolved.
Dreaming of being bitten by a person is a harbinger of treachery and betrayal - and if you know the person, be careful what you say to him or her.
Dreaming of being bitten by an animal implies the revelation of someone else’s secrets - that you’d really rather not know. This also could be interpreted to mean that you should avoid becoming involved in the affairs of others.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Overconfidence could trip you up; consider the other person’s point of view occasionally or damaging clashes could develop with your friends and/or associates.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dreamed that you were waiting for your execution, perhaps even standing on a platform with a blindfold on, this suggests feelings of guilt in waking life or the refusal to acknowledge some feeling or action. Your dreaming mind is urging you to make amends, or express or even confess to something before it is too late. Also ask yourself whether you feel you are dead meat or a dead man walking in waking life, whether you are in danger of losing your head or are waiting for the axe to fall. If, however, you were the executioner in the dream, who or what do you need to put to death or put an end to in waking life? If the person you needed to kill was unknown to you, is there an unpleasant task or duty that you must execute in waking life?
If you dreamed of someone being sacrificed, perhaps even yourself, the message may be that the well-being of your family, loved ones or community needs to take precedence right now over your own hopes and desires.
If the impending martyrdom upset or angered you in your dream, your waking mind was probably mirroring your feelings of resentment in waking life at having to make a sacrifice. Try to see who was wielding the sacrifice in your dream.
If it is someone you know, are they making demands on you and are these demands reasonable?... The Element Encyclopedia
(Qidr : Cauldron, Cooking Pot; Qifah : large basket; Maa’idah : table-cloth; Musrrajah : lamp; Qas’ah trough)
Whatever is made from copper or lead such as cups, saucers, plates, trays kettles etc. they all symbolise a person’s servants and lads.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you were eaten by an animal in your dream, also look up that animal in this Dream Dictionary for further meaning.
If you were eaten by humans, look up “Cannibals”.... My Dream Interpretation
If the fabric is irritating or uncomfortable, this may suggest that a part of your waking life is also uncomfortable; for example, a person, a place or a job. Leather, silk and chiffon are all regarded as sensual fabrics because they titillate the senses with their feel and aroma; as a result, they may have sexual connotations in a dream. They are also prized fabrics and their inclusion in dreams may reflect a dual longing in the dreamer to be perceived as a cut above the rest and to enjoy a luxurious life.
Man-made fabrics like nylon, polyester or plastic in the dream world point out that someone’s appearance or persona (maybe your own) is false or limited. These fabrics can also be itchy, so if they cause you problems in your dream world, can you draw a parallel with someone, or something, irritating you in waking life? Or is your itchiness self-inflicted by your choice of clothes when other options are available?
Freudians, of course, see fur as a symbol for pubic hair and dreams in which you are enveloped in soft fur indicate a desire to return to the comfort and security of the womb.
If you are wearing ermine, this is a symbol of moral purity and probity—ermine traditionally lines the robes of royalty and judges. Wearing ermine in your dream may therefore suggest a longing for childhood innocence, or delusions of grandeur.
Tartan is, for most people, associated with the kilt and traditional Scottish male dress so when it appears in a dream it may evoke images of robust virility. For Jungians, a woman dreaming of a man wearing a kilt may represent the animus, the masculine aspects of the female psyche, from which the dreamer may draw inspiration and power.
If you ripped off buttons on your blouse and shirt in your dream, then perhaps you have been too buttoned-up in waking life, to the extent that your unconscious is urging you to relax and reveal the real you. Dreams about loosening your belt or necktie may also suggest a release from pressures in waking life. By contrast, if you tightened your belt, laces, sash or ribbon, your unconscious may be urging you to economize or tighten up in some way.
If your dream homed in on a zipper, do you long to have more energy or thrills in your life, or should you keep your thoughts to yourself as if to zip it up? Releasing buttons or a zip may refer to a need for relaxation or a desire to develop an easier relationship with another person. On the other hand, if your zipper got stuck and you couldn’t move it in your dream however hard you tugged at it, do you feel trapped by responsibility and routine, and long for release?... The Element Encyclopedia
The flight attendant is the person whose role is to make that trip more comfortable and safe. As a symbol, flight attendants are the parts of your consciousness that are designed to ease your way through difficult shifts.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you see someone eating with a fork it denotes that the dreamer may be cleared of all his present worries through the intervention of a friend.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you see someone eating with a fork it denotes that the dreamer may be cleared of all his present worries through the intervention of a friend.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If one sees himself castrated in a dream, it means that he will gain power and fame.
If one marries a woman and finds himself incapable of performing sexual intercourse with her in a dream, it means that he will engage in a commerce without a capital.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is possible that there is a situation occurring in which you are being emasculated; your unconscious is alerting you to the importance of regaining your power at this time.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is a symptom of laziness, of a negligence that will end up affecting your work and personal relationships. This episode is evidence that your ideals are very high, but you let yourself fall into comfort and easy options. The impossibility of connecting to your essence is detrimental to your creativity.
... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of being afraid in kindergarten indicates that your inner child may need to be comforted and supported. Memories from your past which have made you feel shy or insecure may be causing you trouble in the present.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of working in a kindergarten, or seeing kindergarten children at play, this is a general good omen.... My Dream Interpretation
If the kittens are soiled, or colored and lean, she will be victimized into glaring indiscretions.
To dream of kittens, denotes abominable small troubles and vexations will pursue and work you loss, unless you kill the kitten, and then you will overcome these worries.
To see snakes kill kittens, you have enemies who in seeking to injure you will work harm to themselves. See Cats. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream about a litter of kittens, you may be drawn into a social conflict. This dream could also suggest that you are somehow feeling disconnected from the more feminine side of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream about a litter of kittens, you may be drawn into a social conflict. This dream could also suggest that you are somehow feeling disconnected from the more feminine side of your personality. Also see “Kitty Litter”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
A kitten is this energy in its absolute most innocent expression.
It is not uncommon for people to have kittens as a recurring dream image, and this is an expression of a connection to love and comfort for that individual. Conversely, a kitten can also represent a less mature approach to love and intimacy, where independence is an expression of fear and resistance.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
It is generally a positive dream symbol which represents the dreamers “awakened” state of consciousness.
If you see strong lightning in your dream you will find yourself the recipient of a fantastic moneymaking idea that really works. and if you see lightning flash from the sky and strike an object you will have a stroke of good luck. Weak lightning flashes denote general good fortune to the dreamer.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Other wise, if one sees himself listening to backbiting, slandering, defamation, or eavesdropping in a dream, then it means that some harm will befall him. Listening to good advice and following its best guidance in a dream means receiving good news.
Eaves dropping in a dream means that one in tends to defame the other person. Listening, though pretending not to hear what is being said in a dream means that one makes it a habit to lie.
(Also see Eavesdropping, Sound of animals, Speaking)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are mute means it is hard for you to convince others of your opinions and plans.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To drive nails shows you will complete a deal and ‘drive’ a hard bargain.
If you injury yourself with a nail you should be careful of careless talk and sharp words.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The I-Ching calls “the keeper of keys” (the valet) a design of a person that has possessions in great measure.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you fail in securing your patent, you will suffer failure for the reason that you are engaging in enterprises for which you have no ability.
If you buy one, you will have occasion to make a tiresome and fruitless journey.
To see one, you will suffer unpleasantness from illness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The dream usually means that you have a good idea that you should act on. Pay attention to the rest of the symbols in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see or manufacture patent medicines, you will rise from obscurity to positions above your highest imaginings. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To be an inmate of one, foretells discontent in the home and failing business.
To escape from one, you will overcome difficult obstacles.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Loss of reputation, embarrassment in the ofﬁng.
3. Feeling trapped.
4. Difﬁculty in communication. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For instance, a loss of boyfriend or stress caused many young women to have an increased need for sleep. Some people who had undergone successful psychotherapy for their emotional difficulties, and some meditators, found their sleep need was decreased.
Wanting to know more about why these situations changed sleep need, Hartmann went on to study dream sleep in a group of women who suffered premenstrual tension (PMT). This group were prone to depression and irritability during PMT—records show there is an unusually high rate of murder, suicide and admission to psychiatric hospitals during this time. Although Hartmann found this group needed a little more sleep time than a control group, the main feature of change was their increased need for dreaming. Their length of time spent in dreaming increased in relationship to their depression.
The conclusion reached was that one of the functions of dreaming is to help deal with difficult states of emotion or anxiety. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If a knowledgeable person pretends to be enamored in his dream, it means that he deceives people with his ornate presentations, and that his actions contradict their common standards. Ifa little person displays such pretension in his dream, it means that he will rise in station, strengthen his religious adherence, and have a better understanding of his spiritual goals and real purpose in life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: A dream about sentencing means that you are setding a score with yourself (if you are the defendant) or with the outside world (if you are the judge). Maybe you are revisiting an old argument. Or one pan of you is in conflict with and is sitting in judgment over another part of you? Sometimes people work through an actual legal argument in their dreams. Were you the defendant in the dream or the prosecutor? The rest of the dream symbols should provide additional insight.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a woman to break or see them broken, omens her pleasure and good fortune will be marred by a sudden trouble.
To drink wine from one, foretells fortune and pleasure will be combined in the near future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Manifestation; an alternative type at one numerologically. Cabalistic: Alterations in your spiritual goals or path.
Divine or mundane law. In the Old Testament, Moses received 10 commandments that were to be obeved bv the Israelites (see Stones).
The muse: David, the great hard of the Old Testament, had a harp with 10 strings (see Music).... The Language of Dreams
A new, higher phase of development in life is beginning that is born of the emptiness of the zero (0). You are starting something new, but need to build on the experiences of the past.
The Ten is the symbol for rebirth and perhaps of a new career.
Ten—people: see One.... Dreamers Dictionary
To imagine you are a tenant, foretells you will suffer loss in experiments of a business character.
If a tenant pays you money, you will be successful in some engagements.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To have a tenant signifies that we are prepared to have someone live in our space. This may lx: the type of dream that occurs as we arc preparing to become involved in a full-time relationship.
2- If we follow up the idea of a tenant being someone with whom we have a commercial relationship, then we will have some insights into how we handle such transactions.
If the dreamer is a man and the tenant a woman then the tenant is likely to represent his Anima (see Introduction).
If the situation is reversed then the tenant will epitomise her Animus (see Introduction).
3- Dreaming of having a tenant in the spiritual sense can have two meanings. One would link with the idea that within us we have many personalities who must be synthesised into a holistic being.
The other would suggest that tenants (inherited beliefs) can be evicted if they are inappropriate.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To have a tenant signifies that we find it expedient to have someone be involved in what we consider to be our ‘space’. This may also be the type of dream that occurs as we are preparing to become involved in a full-time relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams in which you see yourself reaching out in some way suggest a desire for something or someone you do not have; this may either be an emotional or a physical absence. Your dream may also be telling you that you are trying to manipulate circumstances or control others with your emotional neediness. This is particularly relevant if your efforts to reach out and touch others are rejected or received with distaste. Witnessing a dream betrothal, wedding or engagement is another variation of the wish-fulfillment compensatory dream. Lastly, dreams in which you are in love with someone—it could be anyone you know or do not know in waking life—but your feelings are not reciprocated are less positive, as they reveal a fear of being rejected by your loved ones in waking life or uncertainty about the affection of someone about whom you care deeply in waking life. See also RELATIONSHIPS; SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are conscious of the flame of the fire, this suggests an awareness of your own strength and energy.
If you are aware of the heat of the fire, you are aware of someone else’s strong feelings.... The Element Encyclopedia
The game of tennis may metaphoncally refer to the prquiss ol networking for prospects for your business, or it may conlmenc On a “racket” or scheme underlying a business deal.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To see others engaged in this dream, foretells that you will find pleasure in frivolous people and likely lose employment.
For a young woman to play a successful game of tenpins, is an omen of light pleasures, but sorrow will attend her later.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The dream may call attention to setbacks, obstacles, self-doubts, criticism that you are facing in some waking situation or relationship. You need to take some time away from whatever is stressing you out, and spend time relaxing and taking care of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
A camp of tents in a dream represents clouds.
If a tent is raised over someone, and ifhe is a merchant, it means that his business will grow. Ifhe is a soldier, it means that he will rise in rank. Ifhe is unwed, it means that he will get married.
If one sees a white tent raised beside his tent in a dream, it represents a righteous person who commands what is good and forbids what is evil. It also means that he will repent for a hideous sin.
If one sees the moon inside his tent in a dream, it means that he will illicit sexual intercourse with a boy or with a young girl from a noble family. Seeing unknown white or green tents in a valley represent the graves of martyrs.
(Also see Canopy; Pavilion)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- We perhaps need to get away from everyday responsibilities for a time, and rediscover our relationship with natural forces. There is benefit to be gained by being self-sufficient and not dependent on anyone.
3- The biblical and nomadic image of being able to pack up one’s tent and steal away is the spiritual meaning here. We are not tied to any one place, but can be where we need to be at short notice.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Inviting someone into a tent is akin to welcoming them into your family and / or sharing your house with them. Please note, however, that these people can represent principles and beliefs that you accept into yourself.... The Language of Dreams
A tent may also signify setting up a temporary residence or comment on a desire to enjoy nature by camping in the outdoors. Having difficulty in putting up a tent may comment on frustration with your living situation and the impermanence in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Sleeping in a tent: try to live more humbly and be more frugal. Crawling into a tent: someone is providing shelter for you in a desperate situation.
Depth Psychology: The tent is a symbol of the uncertain, impermanent life you have created for yourself. Are you a “nomad,” always looking for an emotionally safe place? Or do you simply like risks and adventures, wanting to go through life with as little baggage as possible—since you “can’t take it with you* anyhow?... Dreamers Dictionary
1. Being chased or attacked
Many people dream of being pursued or attacked, although who or what is attacking or doing the pursuing varies from place to place. These dreams are a natural response to life stress; it could be that events are catching up with you or perhaps you trying to run away from something.
2. Being lost or trapped
In these very common dreams, you’re lost and feeling desperate. You may be buried alive or locked in a cage. You dream of not being able to move; you’re powerless to scream or breathe. Or you may feel desperate for the toilet and unable to find one. These dreams may occur when you feel confusion or conflict about how to act in waking life.
3. Being injured, ill or dying
Such dreams may involve deaths of famous people, your parents or children, a lover and even yourself. When you dream about an accidental death of any person, that person’s death symbolizes something in you that is no longer functioning. It can also suggest new beginnings; out with the old and in with the new. Another common scenario under this theme is of teeth falling out or crumbling. This might have a physical origin in people gritting or grinding teeth during sleep. Freud suggested that dreams of teeth falling out are related to fears of castration, but women have this dream as often as men. Other psychologists believe the dream reflects anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you.
4. Car or other vehicle trouble
An out-of-control vehicle is a fairly common nightmare among all people and ages, whether or not the dreamers actually drive. Such a dream may occur when the dreamer feels events in waking life are out of control.
5. House or property, loss or damage
In these dreams, your house is damaged or destroyed by fire, water or other causes. These dreams may surface because you feel that some valuable aspect of waking life is at risk. Dreams about losing a wallet, watch or cherished piece of jewelry, such as a wedding ring, also fall into this category. Meanings vary depending on what is lost or damaged. The flip side of this is that dreams about discovering new spaces or rooms in your home, or dreams about repairs or improvements are also common. These dreams may occur when you feel that some valuable aspect of waking life is improving.
6. Poor test or other poor performance
You’ve probably dreamed of arriving for a test and found the exam has already started. Or you search fruitlessly for the examination room.
This is a common dream that can occur years after school or college; it usually occurs when you feel you are somehow being ‘tested’ in waking life. Some psychologists think the dreams can denote anxiety about sexual performance.
7. Falling or flying?
Falling is one of the most common dreams among people of all ages, and may be a reflection of feeling insecure, helpless or of having no support or solid grounding. Some people may actually fall from their beds during this dream. Dreaming about drowning is less common, and often occurs when a person feels overwhelmed. Dreams about flying, swimming or dancing are the flip side of falling or drowning dreams. Such optimistic dreams inspire, as the dreamer is lifted to spiritual heights or is filled with creative notions. Pleasurable swimming may mean freely exploring your depths; dreams of dance may be a metaphor for moving freely through your life.
8. Being naked in public or inappropriately dressed.
This is a common dream scenario that occurs at all ages, even with children. The dreams involve feelings of exposure and vulnerability, and often include an element of embarrassment or shame. On the other hand, dreams of wearing a special outfit may suggest you feel good about your body or your life.
9. Missing the train or connection
You rush to catch a departing bus, train, airplane or ship, only to find it has left without you. These dreams reflect feelings that you are missing out on something in waking life. Machine or telephone malfunction dreams are another variation on this theme, often occurring when you feel anxious about making an emotional connection or when you feel you’re losing touch with someone.
10. Natural or man-made disasters
You’re confronted with overwhelming floods, tidal waves, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, hurricanes, bombings or chemical warfare. These dreams may depict personal problems raging out of control. Dreams of vibrant flowers, verdant hillsides or uplifting music that leaves the dreamer feeling inspired are the flip side of disaster dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
If we ourselves are threatening someone in dreams we perhaps need to seek out the source of our own negative emotions and what it is we feel so strongly about.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The shadow – that part of us which contains a great deal of negativity – can manifest in dreams literally as a dark shadow and at that point needs to be confronted either through working with the dream or by careful analysis.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are being threatened, signifies that you have some internal fear of inadequacy which needs to be dealt with - work on your self-esteem.... My Dream Interpretation
The most inopportune time wherein dreams hardly have any significant meaning is during the winter season and when rain is imminent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The most inopportune time wherein dreams hardly have any significant meaning is during the winter season and when rain is imminent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation