If the young animal is injured or dying, this could suggest problems with maturing or dealing with adult life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Here, the reference is to the masculine side of pleasure in man as well as in woman. Often an expression of the pleasure men and women derive from submission. In rare cases, this symbolizes fear of aggression.
According to analytical psychology, it is a symbol of wholeness, of concentrated psychic energy. In depth psychology it is connected to experiences with one’s own sexuality.
If you yourself are the ball (in the game), it refers to a lack of willpower, steadfastness, and purpose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A board game in a dream may also indicate that you arc facing competition or opposition at work.
A board game may literallv mean that someone is playing games with you or deceiving you. Finally, it may indicate you are “bored” with a situation or with your present Life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are winning a board game in your dream, you may be expressing recent experiences of successful negotiation of life’s complexities.
If you are losing, the dream may be reflecting back to you where you are blocked or challenged.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Little physical effort is required when playing board and card games, so games of this nature tend to focus on your intellectual performance or ability to think and react quickly. Pay attention to the tactics you use whilst playing and to your overall strategy. Were you calm and controlled with a set of tactics, or were you out of control? Was your game defensive or offensive? What is the dream telling you about your ability to respond to external stimuli in the directing of directing of your life? Are you self-motivated, continually striving to better your skill, or do you rely on competition for motivation? Your answer to questions such as these will tell you much about your current approach to waking life.
Consider too the colors of the pieces or cards you were using and what they might signify. For example, if you were playing with white chess pieces, do you associate yourself with kindness and your opponent with malevolence? If you are accused of cheating in your dream, are you deceiving anyone in waking life? Games in which pieces are moved around a board at the throw of a dice are often designed to mirror life’s challenges and this is often what they represent in dreams, suggesting fears or concerns about factors you can’t control. The game board reveals the moves you make in life and a games room stands for a meeting place in which plans and strategies are devised. A game show cautions against a desire to consider yourself intellectually superior.
Specific dreams may have their own symbolism; for example sexuality in snakes and ladders and the repercussions of your actions in games that require dominos. A game of backgammon may point to your desire to resolve the secrets of your unconscious (the inner table) before time or the other player stops you. Pool, billiards or snooker suggest clever scheming, combined with the skill to accomplish a goal. The condition of the poolroom will give you a clue as to whether this refers to healthy competition or dirty dealings, whilst the pool table refers to the issue or subject of your plans.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you had an‘ace up your sleeve’, are you biding your time? In dreamlore, the old proverb‘lucky in cards, unlucky in love’ may filter through into your dreams; some believe that to dream of a winning hand is indicative of unrequited love. Other authorities urge a careful rethink of finances to anyone who experiences a dream win.
If you focused on a particular card, does this have a particular relevance for you in waking life?
Some dream analysts believe that particular suits have particular meanings that can aid dream interpretation. Hearts can suggest joy, happiness, love and romance. Diamonds highlight money concerns but also insights and aspirations. Clubs highlight knowledge, intellect and achieving goals. Spades represent the difficulties of life and warn of obstacles ahead that you will need endurance to overcome.
If the joker appears in your dream, your unconscious may be drawing your attention to someone in your life—perhaps you yourself—who is fooling around... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Vying with an adversary.
3. The principle or rules one plays by.
4. Playing a game signiﬁes being competitive with someone.
5. Freedom of expression.
6. Need to control or manipulate.
7. Feeling of power. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To interpret the dream you must consider its greater context and your emotional reactions in it. Some games are simply a form of entertainment from your unconscious. You may be having fun in your dream. This is not all that common, but it does happen from time to time. Other “game” dreams may represent the challenges in your life, your competitive nature, or your childishness. They may point out goals to be achieved or are a simple way to let out steam.
The game in your dream could also represent “the game of life.” This is not an original thought on my part, but it deserves attention and consideration.
If you are playing a strange game with people from your daily life, consider your interactions with them and the role that each individual plays.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The game in your dream could also represent “the game of life”.
If you are playing a strange game with people from your daily life, consider your interactions with them and the role that each individual holds.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
It is an image of the liveliness and the ups and downs of life. Communication, a warning against being too superficial. Longing for contact. See Ball (game).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you win for yourself, or your side, it is an unfortunate sign and means misfortune in business. But to lose, indicates that you will be prosperous. See also BIRDS and PARTRIDGE.... Mystic Dream Book
To be engaged in a game represents that you have a playful attitude. Your dream may be giving you the message to engage and play wholeheartedly with the awareness that life is really a game, or to realize that you can only win at this game called life when you can be in the world but not of it. Alternatively, this dream may be showing you that you haven’t been taking your life seriously, and your frivolity has become a defense mechanism that stands in the way of your ability to live an authentic and powerful life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you’re playing and enjoying a game, then life will be good to you. But if you’re frustrated by it, expect a few setbacks.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
See how you have determined the rules and possibilities for success. See Stage. Playing games with someone, especially in a relationship.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you dream you are betting your wealth on some game of chance, it means you hope chance will solve your problems. Finally, if you are just the spectator of a game—without participating—the image is a symptom that you are behaving indifferently to certain problems that concern you directly. (See LOTTERY, CARD, BETTING POOL, and ROULETTE)
According to the saying of an Indian guru, life is a dream and we should realize this. But it is also a game and it’s essential that we play our part.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of missing the animal shows you will have much loss and troubles with your business.
If a woman dreams of hunting she will shortly find a mate, should she kill the animal she will make a happy marriage.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A game show on television speaks of an opportunity to see an argument from a different perspective, bringing light to the situation. You may have to release your feelings of pride so as to resolve this disagreement.
Dreaming of a game show is suggesting that you may not have been entirely correct in your original judgment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The topic and rules of the game show in your dream may also represent the rules you play by in your life.
If you dream of watching a game show (but not participating), you may feel that others are passing you by in some way. Try to get more involved in things.... My Dream Interpretation
A viewer lives vicariously through the experience of the player and his or her chance to win.
If you are watching a game show in your dream, then the emphasis of your interpretation should be on the vicarious element of this symbol.
If you are playing on a game show, you may be expressing a desire to take a chance for potential gain.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of missing the animal shows you will have much loss and troubles with your business.
If a woman dreams of hunting she will shortly find a mate, should she kill the animal she will make a happy marriage.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
(Also seeBackgammon; Cock fighting; Gambling; Ball; Bullfight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For example, chess stresses logic, forethought, and strategy as a key for victory, roulette wheels reflect gambles and uncertainty, word jumbles symbolize the need for ordered communications, and Monopoly might represent cautious use of money.
Figuratively, playing games with people instead of being forthright.... The Language of Dreams
A referee in such a game signifies the monitoring of our behaviour. In dreams, games that require the power of thought and strategy – such as chess or draughts – often give some idea of how we should be taking a situation forward. Decisions may need to be made where we have to gauge the result of our action and take into account our opponent’s reaction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are playing well we may take it that we are coping well with circumstances in our lives.
If we are playing badly we may need to reassess our abilities and identify which skills we need to improve in order to do things better. Consult the entries for chess, gambling and win / winning for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your are losing, expect obstacles. Observing games, expect contentment. See Sports for outdoor games.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you enjoyed the game in your dream, you can anticipate pleasant sailing ahead; however, if you were bored or annoyed by it, you can expect a spell of petty vexations.
See also Sports.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dream games can express such notions as “life is just a game,” “they’re playing games,” “play to win,” and so on.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Particular games suggest different ‘stances’. Cards, chess: use of strategies and observation. Ball games, athletics: competitiveness, conflict within the dreamer—the two sides; sense of win or lose, success or failure, the game of love. Opponents): what you are meeting or in conflict with. This may be a pan of your nature, such as self awareness, sexuality, even your body. You might be in conflict with life itself or ‘God’. Gambling: taking risks with your life, health, family—whatever is indicated in dream. Idioms: beat somebody at their own game, deep game; dirty game; fair game; game of chance; game to the end; give the game away; know what someone’s game is; mug’s game; name of the game, on the game; waiting game; game is up. See also ball under shapes and symbols; doll; toy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Depth Psychology: The dream may be a warning to change your careless lifestyle, which is interfering with your personal growth, or a challenge to lighten up and not take life so seriously. Other symbols in the dream will provide additional information and you know better than anyone else if you are too serious or too casual.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Connectedness, being a part of something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Be careful. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the Birds fly away, you will succeed in the end, but it will need courage and patience.... Mystic Dream Book
Dreams that feature baseball can be littered with sexual symbols such as the bat, the ball and the gloves. According to Freudians, such dreams—and this would be true of all games containing umpires or referees—might be an oblique reference to a challenge you have made to a father figure, as represented by the umpire. The white outfits worn in the game of cricket may suggest a yearning for childhood innocence; the friendly, relaxed and languid nature of the game might reveal a longing to withdraw from a fiercely competitive environment, whether at home or at work. The intense passions of football, whether in the form of rugby, soccer or gridiron, may symbolize sexual excitement; scoring a goal or a try, for example, might symbolize orgasm. Jungians, however, would see dream football as a mirror of the dreamer’s spiritual aspirations. Some team sports seem unlikely topics for a dream but your dreaming mind may select them specifically for their symbolism. To dream that you are part of a rowing team, for example, stresses the importance of collective effort and pulling together as a team.... The Element Encyclopedia
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. An inability to accept responsibility, avoidance of obligations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of being in a video game can also be a product of gaming for hours on end during the day ... Christian Dream Symbols
If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... My Dream Interpretation
The diehard gamer will have a joyous experience of that escapism, while a critic might hold a more judgmental perspective. Where you stand on this continuum will provide the full picture for your interpretation. There is a perspective of video games that connects to a type of skill building; however, those skills have very little practical value outside of the realm of playing the game repeatedly. This is where the element of mindless thought enters into the symbolic meaning of video games.
The presence of a video game in a dream is an ironic appearance of detachment and should be considered as a possible defense against whatever the unconscious mind may be attempting to express.
If someone in your dream is playing a video game, understanding the character aspect in you that the person represents will identify what area of your consciousness is avoiding reality.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Also look out for verbal slips in dreams in which you express strange or unacceptable thoughts or urges. These slips happen in everyday speech as well as in our dreams and, according to Freud, such slips can tell us something about our unconscious wishes. In real life, they may appear as verbal slips; in dreams, however, they can appear in images of the unexpected, embarrassing but secretly true feelings you may have.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are young again, foretells that you will make mighty efforts to recall lost opportunities, but will nevertheless fail.
For a mother to see her son an infant or small child again, foretells that old wounds will be healed and she will take on her youthful hopes and cheerfulness.
If the child seems to be dying, she will fall into ill fortune and misery will attend her.
To see the young in school, foretells that prosperity and usefulness will envelope you with favors.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
3. A new outlook. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see your son or daughter as small child again means you will soon cease worrying and regain a youthful outlook on life.
If you dream you are young again, you may try to change past mistakes, but be warned that these attempts will meet with failure.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To see your son or daughter a small child again means you will soon have a cessation of worry and regain a youthful outlook on life.
If you dream you are young again you may try to rectify past mistakes but meet with failure.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you are young, it indicates your sickness. You may die quickly.... Indian Interpretation of Dreams
Dreams at this time may also be marked by separation anxiety. This is because most twenty-somethings do not yet have a strong sense of identity; their dreams will therefore reflect a wish to become a child again, go home or avoid growing up in some way. For example, you may dream of your grown-up self being back in your childhood bed, with your mother reading you a fairy story.
Such dreams may be viewed as an attempt by your dreaming mind to fulfill parental functions yourself; in other words learning to take care of yourself in a responsible caring way.
One’s twenties are also the decade in which we try on possible relationships and careers to see if we can find the perfect fit; not surprisingly, your dreams during this life stage may reflect your concerns and anxieties, often containing scenes and situations that are frantic and frustrating. Your focus may be on split- second mistakes, such as taking wrong turns in a vehicle, being unable to find your keys, going to the wrong examination room and so on.
By the time we reach our early thirties, we tend to be more realistic about what we can do in life and what constitutes a perfect partner; your dreams will reflect a sense of resignation but may also start to contain elements of frustration. Conflicts between what you hoped for and reality may be played out in your dreams. Many of us decide to have children in our twenties and thirties; this decision can stimulate some interesting dreams.
If you are not in your twenties or early thirties, a dream about this stage in life may reflect a longing for excitement and adventure, whether you are a teenager or a pensioner.
One very common dream during our thirties is that of missing a plane or train. In this dream, you have packed your bags, rushed to check in but there is trouble with your ticket, seating, ID or passport. Eventually you manage to break free and run for the gate but the flight, boat or train leaves without you. This kind of dream is very common for people who are juggling responsibilities and trying to advance their careers; the plane in the dream represents your ability to move to the next stage in your career. The frustration and disappointment in the dream reflects an internal experience rather than a situation in waking life.
If you have this dream, your dreaming mind is telling you that running faster, working harder or taking on more responsibilities is not always a solution.
Many young mothers have nightmares in which they go off to do some errands and completely forget their child or children in a restaurant, office or shop. Such a dream may be a warning that you have taken on too much. It could also be urging you to focus more on the important things in life (your children) and less on the details (your errands).
If you have this dream, try and see if you can adjust your routine so that you do not neglect what is most precious to you. See also BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD; RELATIONSHIPS; SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
According to Freud, the male genitalia, often in connection with masturbation fantasies.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Older men dreaming about young girls: they want to have an affair with a young girl. Other than that, the dream is a sign of the dreamers feminine side and indicates that he is maturing sexually.
A woman dreaming about being a young girl or being in the company of a young girl: she would like to escape from her adult role and all its responsibilines; or she wants to return to the “innocence” of earlier years.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the young man is known in the dream, then whatever strength, harshness, weaknesses, deceit, perfidy, or character he displays, they denote the same character in wakefulness. Walking behind an unknown young man in a dream means pursuing one’s enemy and conquering him.
If one meets an unknown young man whom he dislikes in a dream, it means that such an enemy will surface and people will abhor him. Ifone happens to like him in the dream, then it means that he will face an enemywhom most people like and sympathize with. Ifa young man sees himselfturned into an old person in a dream, it means that he will suffer major losses in his life. Ayoung man or a teenager in a dream mostly represents an enemy, for a teenager rarely respects or heeds the advice of his peers.
A young man in a dream also represents deceit, betrayal, energy, or stubbornness, though he also could represent blessings and gratitude.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A grown-up dreaming about a young boy is a sign of immaturity and the desire to be forever young and without responsibility; it can also be a suggestion that honest wTork and commitment to duty is the only road to prosperity. Meeting a young person who is very attached to you: you are admired or loved by a stranger.
Depth Psychology: A young man represents the masculine/intellectual side of your personality.
See Youth.... Dreamers Dictionary
If so, you should feel love towards this figure: resolve to honour, protect and serve this pure essence of yourself
(2) A young person in a dream may offer you rejuvenation (whether you are middle aged or just depressed) or a creative transformation or re-orientation of your personality and / or your life.
If the person is of the same sex as you, he or she may symbolize your self - that is, your true self, the centre of your psyche.
If of the opposite sex, he or she may represent your anima / animus. (For anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6); for self) See also Child.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
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