2. Sign that one’s life in general needs toning down. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you abstain (by choice) from drink or from any sort of temptation is a warning against overconfidence. But to dream that you abstain from necessity indicates that success and prosperity are on the way.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream that you practice abstinence from drinking or any other sort of sensual temptation can be and should be considered a warning against being over confidant. But to dream that you have to show abstinence out of necessity indicates that great rewards are on their way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream that you abstain (by choice) from drink or from any sort of temptation is a warning against over-confidence.
But to dream that you abstain from necessity indicates that success and prosperity are on the way.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If a person sees a dead person giving him something of this world it mean he will acquire livelihood from an unimaginable source. And if he sees himself giving a dead person clothes normally worn by living persons and he accepts such clothes and wears them it means he (the giver) has a short life span.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If accounts are presented to you, business entanglements. If you present accounts to others, disagreements or business problems may arise.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If it is about collecting objects, the episode might predict scarcity.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dream involved meeting actors or actresses, be careful not to repeat gossip or you could lose a friend.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Life’s roles: Shakespeare intimated that life was a stage, making dreams the theater of your mind. Here, you can act out various “parts” to literally walk in someone else’s shoes, try out options, or get different perspectives.
Sensing that you, or someone you know, have been putting on airs instead of being real with people.
The various important “characters,” “sets,” and “props” in and around your life.... The Language of Dreams
If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life. Also see “Celebrities”, “Rehearsal”, “Stage” and “Understudy”.... My Dream Interpretation
If your dream involved meeting actors or actresses, be careful not to repeat gossip or you could lose a friend.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dreamed that you were acting on stage, how did the audience react to your performance? We all role-play during our waking life, projecting a persona that may not be entirely who we are, in order to make ourselves more appealing to others; so it is possible that your unconscious was commenting on how your performance was perceived. The part you were playing and the scene you were acting could be particularly relevant to situations in your waking life. Were you a tremendous success on stage and did you receive a standing ovation? If you did, your unconscious may be telling you that the image you are presenting is convincing to others. If, however, your act was not well received, this might suggest that the image you are projecting is unconvincing to others and unhelpful to you.
If you dreamed that you were unwilling to step into the spotlight, this could suggest that your unconscious is mirroring your reluctance to be someone you are not in waking life, or it could simply suggest that you dislike being the center of attention.
If you forgot your lines or needed the assistance of a prompter, you could be suffering from a lack of confidence in waking life, perhaps because you feel unprepared in some way. You may also be relying on someone else in waking life to guide you towards success.
If an actor or actress dies or is dead in your dream, this could suggest that a particular role you have been playing in life has outlived its usefulness and relevance. On the other hand, dreams about acting may simply be reminding you that life is not a dress rehearsal and that you only have one chance to make a success of it.... The Element Encyclopedia
If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Watching actors in a dream means you feel out of control. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life. Also see “Celebrities”, “Rehearsal”, “Stage” and “Understudy”... My Dream Interpretation
If you are a football fan, however, you may be thinking of the‘Hand of God’; has someone been cheating you recently?... The Element Encyclopedia
For others it may highlight their attitude to family responsibilities or to parenthood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the baby you are taking care of is crying, you are lacking understanding from others.
If you dream that someone is babysitting you, you are frustrated that others try to manage your life for you - you want more freedom.... My Dream Interpretation
To have someone back-bite you means you will have problems with family and/or children.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. Actions may have potential to hurt others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is possible that help you are trying to give may be being viewed as interference.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To beat someone with a wooden stick in a dream means failing to fulfill a promise, or it could mean lying to someone. Ifsomeone in authority hits his employee in a dream, it means that he will give him a raise.
If he hits him on his back in the dream, it means that he will pay his debt.
If he hits him on his backside in the dream, it means that he will give him a daughter in marriage. Ifone hits someone head with a stick in a dream, it means that he desires his position or it may denote his jealousy.
If one hits someone between the eyes in a dream, it means that he wants him to get lost. Beating someone in a dream also means to rebuke, revile or insult him, or it could mean to admonish him. Beating someone over his scull in a dream means that the victim in the dream will attain excellence of expression and reach his goals.
If he hits him over the earlobe and if it bleeds in the dream, it means that the assailant will rape and deflower the daughter of the victim. Like that, interpreting the subject of beating must be associated with the meaning of the limb affected in the dream.
(See Body’), Beatings in a dream also connotes supplications.
If one sees himself beating a donkey in a dream, it means that he does not earn his daily bread unless he regularly prays for it.
To beat someone in a dream also means cursing him. Ifhe hits him over the head in the dream, it means speaking ill of him and that one cannot retrieve his words or apologize for them. Beating a family member in a dream means that one’s wife is committing adultery. Beating someone in a dream also means benefiting him, or it could mean business losses. Ifone is beaten in a dream, it means profits and benefits, unless if the one beating him is an angel, or a deceased person, or a member of his family. Beating someone with a leather belt or with a cane in a dream means bad consequences in wakefulness. Hitting the floor in a dream means taking a trip.
If one receives one hundred lashes on his back in a dream, it means that he has committed adultery, or it could mean that he has the intention to do so.
If one receives forty lashes in a dream, it means that he indulges in drinking alcohol or uses intoxicants.lfhe is lashed eighty times in a dream, it means that he slanders married women.lfhe is whipped by a deceased person in the dream, it means that he is pursuing wrong ideas and should reverse his course, for a deceased person dwells in the kingdom of truth and follows only what pleased God Almighty. However, if one sees himself in a dream beating a deceased person, this could be interpreted to denote the strength of his faith, certitude, prayers and charitable nature. It also could mean benefits from a business trip or pursuing a lost interest. Beating in a dream when it causes no pain, bleeding or scratches means receiving a new garment, paying debts, or hearing sarcastic comments. Beating an animal in a dream means either training him, or it could mean ignorance and being unfair toward such an animal.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- To be beaten either physically or in a game indicates submission on our part to a greater force.
3- Particularly if one is taking a beating, humility, anguish and grief arc symbolised.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is also fortunate if a man dreams that he is Beating some woman who is not his wife. In the same way, if a father or mother dreams that they are punishing one of their own children, it is a fortunate sign, but not if the child is a stranger.... Mystic Dream Book
2- We may have worries about correct behaviour in society or of being condemned for improper behaviour.
3- Bed wetting can in dreams suggest a need for freedom of personal expression.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Your unconscious is informing you that you are involved in a risk)’, uncertain matter. Think hard and reconsider your decision.... Dreamers Dictionary
If betting at the tables, any new undertaking must be carefully investigated before investing.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you bite someone else in your dream, however, it means that your relationship with your lover is based on false pretenses.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you are biting someone as a vampire then you feel like you must make your own way and not be dependent on others, which makes you feel like a ‘bloodsucker’. See Vampire.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of getting bitten by a wild animal, you feel out of control in some situation in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are doing the biting and it feels good, the dream may be expressing anger that arises out of repression. What is the repressed part of you that is craving - and undoubtedly deserves - recognition and expression in your outer life?
(2) If vou arc being bitten, what is ‘biting’ you? What is bothering you in your life, or what is the inner problem that you need to resolve? Bear in mind that everything in a dream is usually an aspect of yourself. Therefore, both what is biting and what is being bitten need to be both identified and reconciled. In other words, the biting means there is some inner conflict, which will usually be between vour conscious ego and something in your unconscious.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are the victim of a bite, you may be burdened by a problem or going through a difficult time.
If an animal bites you, you should ask yourself what aspect of your personality that animal represents. (See MOUTH, TEETH, and JAW)
To dream of bite marks means you will suffer a loss because of your enemy. To receive a bite foretells jealousy and annoyance.... The Big Dictionary of 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
To see worn blotting paper, denotes continued disagreements in the home or among friends.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The seriousness of the investigation will depend on the capacity of the vessel. Ultimately he will be liberated from their clutches.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To boast to a competitor, foretells that you will be unjust, and will use dishonest means to overcome competition. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- Our subconscious may be registering concern, cither about ourselves or others.
3- Visual communication, the ability to convey a message spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If one wins a bet in a dream, it means that he will overcome his opponent.
If one loses the bet to his counterpart in the dream, it means that he may suffer from a life imprisonment.
(Also see Gambling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the cat is overpowered, he will recover quickly. But if the cat bites him he will remain ill for a lengthy period. According to Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen his illness will span for one whole year. And a wild cat bespeaks of more serious illness and for a greater period.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dedicated religious observance. Numerous civilizations recognized chanting as a viable expression of veneration, or a means of communing with greater powers.
The Om chant from Tibet acts as a creative spell that reaffirms the self and the Source. In a dream this reflects the birth of a more aware, actualized person who has discovered the Divine within.
Among the Greeks, Mesopotamians, and Egyptians, sacred sounds and words symbolized the originating force within all things, including you!... The Language of Dreams
If you’re do the cheating, someone will soon outwit you in your waking life... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream that one has overcome a temptation to cheat predicts happiness.
Misfortune in love affairs is predicted by unmarried folk when they dream that they are cheated In card or other games or in business transactions.... The Complete Dream Book
If the dreamer is being cheated, he can expect a stroke of luck. Astrological parallel: Pluto Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
In your dreams, winning by cheating may leave you with an empty feeling.
If you get caught cheating in your dream, this can leave you feeling anxious as well, and these feelings are your unconscious reminding you that you don’t feel worthy of the prize. Sometimes, though, cheating dreams can be positive, indicating that you’re beginning to see yourself as a potential winner, but are not yet ready to recognize this inside yourself. The best way to make sense of these sorts of dream is to think about how you feel, and what situation in waking life they may be referring to.... The Element Encyclopedia
Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others. To dream that you are cheating at a game suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that your partner was okay with you cheating, you may feel be feeling guilty about something. Alternately, this dream can suggest that you are exploring areas of your sexuality, but still wish to remain with your real-life partner.
To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.
To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of someone collecting money and you contributed, you can expect some minor but pleasing good luck.
If you were collecting funds, you will take an unexpected short trip.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that someone else is comforting you, suggests that you are feeling lost or overwhelmed.... My Dream Interpretation
If a known young person, or if an old man compliments him in a dream, it means attaining success at their hand.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Security and safety. Tying up loose ends and knowing that everything is in its place. Connections and networks. Maintaining those ties you perceive as important. Relationships. Binding yourself to someone or something (e.g., the “ties that bind”).
Note that if the connecting device is being taken off” or opened, the above symbolism is reversed.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of counting money, you will be lucky and always able to pay your debts; but to count out money to another person, you will meet with loss of some kind. Such will be the case, also, in counting other things.
If for yourself, good; if for others, usually bad luck will attend you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The number one in a dream signifies uniqueness, superiority, having the leading edge in knowledge, money, prosperity, marriage, child, or it could mean languor, solitude or liking to be alone or cessation of activities.
The number one in a dream also represents the truth or God Almighty Who has no partner, associate or equal.
The number two means help against one’s enemy.
The number three signifies fulfillment of a promise.
The number four means a pilgrimage to Mecca.
The number five means doubt and weakness of one’s faith. Perhaps the number six also means victory against one’s enemy or establishing a proof of guilt against one’s adversaries. Counting up to number seven or eight in a dream has negative connotations. Counting up to number ten in a dream could mean atonement for one’s sins. Ifone sees himself in a dream counting money coins that has the name of God inscribed on it in a dream, it means that he celebrates God’s praises and glorifies His Name. Ifone sees himself in a dream counting large denomination of money that has the Name of God Almighty written on it, it means acquiring knowledge. Ifthe money coins or the banknotes are designed with images or portray the picture of known people in the dream, then theymean engaging in innovation, religious innovation, falsehood or polytheism. Counting pearls in a dream means reading the Qur’an. Counting gems in a dream means learning wisdom or acquiring knowledge at the hand of a gnostic. Counting beads in a dream means getting involved in people’s business, using obscene language, or fornication. Counting sheep in a dream means counting money or counting one’s children. Counting cows in a dream means longevity or going through a long and difficult times.
If a farmer sees himself counting camels in a dream, it means rain and a good harvest. Counting buffaloes in a dream means hardships and toiling in one’s life.
(Also see Money)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of counting money forecasts an increased income or allowance.... My Dream Interpretation
Try to shift some of them elsewhere, or, if possible, detach yourself.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Depth Psychology: Doing calculations: you can solve your problem if you start using your head.
A slide rule is a sign that you have made a mistake and are looking for help. Sometimes very manipulative people dream about slide rules.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you cut yourself in the dream, you are being your own worst enemy.
A dream of cutting something signifies a broken relationship or severed connection.... My Dream Interpretation
If you cut yourself: the whole affair will end in failure—something you already knew beforehand.
Depth Psychology: Cutting something is a sign that you want to put your past behind you. Are you harboring aggressive feelings toward someone? Do you feel “cut off’ from your emotions, ideals. and desires because of present adverse circumstances? See Scissors.... Dreamers Dictionary
To cut someone means that the dreamer mistrusts that person and wishes to sever the relationship. Cutting one’s self, the strain of overwork or unpleasant family problems weigh heavily, so the dreamer wants to end it all.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If someone else cuts you, a friend will betray you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(See Wound(s).) [contents]... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The same is the interpretation if his flesh is cut.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one’s hand and heels are cut off in a dream, it means corruption in one’s religious life or forsaking the spiritual circles, or it could mean being barren or being freed from the duty to raise children. Cutting off one’s nose or ear in a dream means a punishment for a crime, or it could mean poverty or missing someone’s news. Cutting offone’s tongue in a dream means invalidating one’s argument or proof, or it could mean preventing him from asking for anything.
If one sees himself dismembered in a dream, then it means that he will undertake extensive travels, or that members of his family will disperse into different locations, or it could mean severing one’s blood ties or paying a penalty.
(Also see Beheading; Rupture of relations)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Slippery surface)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of dating your guy friend, you may have secret feelings for him! Or, this dream can mean that you are picking up on vibes from him that he likes you as more than a friend. Also see “Ask Out”, “Double Date”, “Ex-Boyfriend” and “Love”... My Dream Interpretation
1- To be departing from a known situation such as leaving home indicates a breaking away from old or habitual patterns of behaviour. We may need to give ourselves the freedom to be independent.
2- We may have a strong desire to get away from responsibility or difficulties, but must be careful how we handle it.
3- Conscious rejection of the past can be represented by departure in a dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Yet we may not have become aware of what has been realised unconsciously; it may be depicted by a place we are heading towards, or a goal; a destination we do not remember. Also our conscious ambition and desire; our hopes; what we have struggled long for. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- It is fairly common to dream of trying to get to a particular destination, and this would normally indicate a conscious ambition and desire If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
2- Destinations such as exotic and faraway places could signify our need for excitement and stimulation, or hopes we may have for the future.
3- A Spiritual goal or aspiration is signified in dreams by knowing what our destination is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
If we have difficulty in reaching our destination there may be difficulties associated with our aspirations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way.
It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A metaphorical representation of other types of intake, including emotional and spiritual “foods.” Is your body-mind-spirit receiving the nutrients it deserves and needs?... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of being on a diet, you may be telling yourself to limit your emotional involvement in someone or something.
If you suddenly ballooned to obesity in your dream or became waif-like and starving, such scenarios all point to poor body image.
If you aren’t preoccupied with your weight in waking life, such dreams may suggest a feeling of being dragged down by weighty problems that you long to shed. Or perhaps you are indulging yourself or getting obsessed with a hobby or a job and your waking life has become unhealthily unbalanced. On the other hand, if you are studying, you may feel as if you have taken in so much information that you are fit to burst.
If you are too thin in your dream, have you been starved of vital nourishment recently—intellectual, emotional, sexual or spiritual—in waking life? If someone is withholding food from you in the dream or preventing you from eating in some way, they may be the cause of emotional malnourishment or are perhaps trying to protect you from self-destructive habits.
If you suffer from food poisoning in your dream, is there anyone you know who might be trying to poison your mind by feeding it toxic thoughts? Or are you poisoning yourself with an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, perhaps with little or no exercise and a high alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, sugar, salt, additive and saturated fat intake?... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Food)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are diving into water in your dream, this represents trying to find parts of yourself that have been repressed.
Dreams in which you are floating in warm water safely and calmly are amongst the most comforting and secure you can have. They may reflect a longing to be able to coast effortlessly through life, letting worries wash over you. But if you felt uneasy, such dreams may be mirroring your concern that you lack direction and power in waking life, and are just treading water as opportunities fly past you.
If you have a dream in which you are swimming calmly and happily through calm waters, this suggests a positive attitude to your waking life, as things are going well, or ‘swimmingly’, for you, and you feel in your element, be it at school, work or home. If, however, you dream that you are struggling against a current, it suggests inner conflict and the force of opinion against you in the waking world. In your dream, did you swim with the tide or continue with your struggle? If you found yourself out of your depth when you went swimming, this may mirror a sense of being out of your emotional depth. Drowning suggests that your emotions are overwhelming and engulfing you.
If a lifeboat appears, you believe your unconscious can throw you an emotional lifeline.
Where water is contained in a space, such as a bath or swimming pool, it signifies controlled emotion and restraint. A dream shower or bath in which you wash yourself may refer to a need to cleanse your emotions of negative influences, whilst a Jacuzzi may have sexual connotations. Being in a swimming pool may remind you of the importance of relaxation. A surreal underwater scene, in which you meet and interact with family and friends, may suggest that you have been too busy to take the time to connect emotionally with loved ones. It might be wise to slow down and devote more quality time to them in the real world.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a parachute suddenly appeared to help you land safely, perhaps you need to lower your aspirations, thereby escaping from an exciting but ultimately perilous situation.
If you find yourself flying in a hot-air balloon in your dream, do you long to rise above or overcome problems that are tying down your waking life?
Although you may have no sense of direction, flying in a hot-air balloon does allow you to take an overview of the situation, rather than letting your vision become bogged down with petty details.
If you dreamed that you clutched a balloon, let it go and watched it drift skyward wondering where it will go, your unconscious may be commenting on your own lack of direction or focus. On the other hand it may simply imply your desire to coast for a while through life. A dream of flying a kite may suggest that, although your feet are on the ground, you are starting to control your aspirations and direct them to a higher place.
If the kite disappeared from view or snapped from its string, then this may suggest that you have been overambitious and that your vision has lost touch with reality.... The Element Encyclopedia
To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own – or possibly other people’s – emotions and fears or by our internal drives. Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.
To dream of eating alone means you’re feeling sad.
To dream that you are watching others eat, means you feel left out of “the banquet of life” - you need more fulfillment, love and friendship in your waking life. Also see “Eating Disorder”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
To eat with others, denotes personal gain, cheerful environments and prosperous undertakings.
If your daughter carries away the platter of meat before you are done eating, it foretells that you will have trouble and vexation from those beneath you or dependent upon you.
The same would apply to a waiter or waitress. See other subjects similar. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. One is being “eaten up” by something.
3. The desire to break off a relationship.
4. Overeating indicates anxiety or concern over something.
5. Food equals emotional sustenance. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a waiter should clear away the food that you are eating before you are finished, this denotes a business loss that will injure your finances.
If a spouse should do this in the middle of dining at home, you will have many domestic troubles.
If you should be dining with others in elegant surroundings then you will have personal victories.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Occasionally shows information about actual nutritional needs or physical allergies. Also, to eat is to continue involvement in the fundamental processes of life, a celebration of interdependence.
To not eat: shows a conflict with the physical reality of one’s body and its needs, an avoidance of growth or change; an attempt to be isolated from others, reality, the whole. Avoiding cenain foods: expression of decision making in dealing with needs; food allergy. Giving food to others: giving of oneself to others, or nunuring some aspect of oneself. Eating objects or repulsive food: meeting objectionable experiences; trying to ‘stomach’ things which make you ‘sick’.
Example: 1 ran into a house and came face to face with a huge stag. I noted the open back door, whereupon he staned eating my leg. I was pushing against his horns and managed to stop him chewing me’ (Jasmine C). Being eaten : the first pan of Jasmine’s dream (not quoted) is obviously sexual. Being eaten therefore suggests she is being consumed by her sexual drive. Being eaten, especially if it is the face, also shows how our identity, or our fragile sense of self, is feeling attacked by emotions or fears, other people, or internal dnves.
The classic story of Jonah illustrates this, and shows how the conscious personality needs to develop a working relationship with the unconscious. Eaten by dogs, maggots: feelings about death. See food. Sec also dog under animals; individuation. Idioms: eaten away; eat din; eat humble pie; eat like a horse; eat one’s hean out, eat one’s words; eat out of one’s hand; eat you out of house and home; what’s eating you?; proof of the pudding is in the eating; dog eat dog. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To be eating in a dream shows that one is attempting to satisfy one’s needs or hunger. Hunger is a basic drive and we need to realise that only once such a drive is met can we move forward to satisfying our more aesthetic needs.
2- Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives.
To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own or possibly other people’s - emotions and fears or by our internal drives.
Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.
3- We are reputed to become what we cat, so spiritually we should eat the best food possible.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you have been dieting lately, this is likely a circumstantial dream that needs no further explanation.
The ideas, concepts, or beliefs currently being internalized (e.g., “you are what you eat”).
In esoteric traditions, eating is a way to ground energy and reestablish foundations in the material world. Consider if both feet have been on terra firm a lately.
Metaphorically, is there something for which you hunger in your life, physically, mentally, or spiritually? If so, find the right food to fill that hunger so that strong, healthy growth may begin (or continue).
A representation of your current eating habits. Are you eating well-rounded meals—or too much junk food? Consider what the dream shows you in terms of how you’ve been feeling lately, and make appropriate adjustments in your diet.
Eating a celebratory feast represents sampling a little from many different aspects of life, and enjoying each fully. It may also portend a period of abundance and pleasant surprises soon to follow.
Arriving late for a feast indicates the presence of many pressing personal matters that often detain social interactions.
Reviewing a menu in a dream signifies life’s decisions and how metaphorically “good” they are for you. Consider what types of foods were chosen, and if the choices were costly, for more specific symbolism.
Leaving a table hungry represents being dissatisfied bv the results of an effort, the answer received from a question, or a situation that is less fulfilling than you might wish.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of eating in company with one or more congenial people is, in general, a sign that your lot will be one of contentment.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are hungry, but can’t find anything to eat: a change in your life.
If you are dieting, you will have frequent food and eating-related dreams.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are eating with others represents balance, closeness, happiness, prosperity, and successful opportunities.
To dream that you are overeating or undereating suggests that you sense your soul may not be complete. Food may indicate love, companionship, sex, or contentment. Food can signify that you wish to indulge in these aspects.
If you are refusing to eat, then you may wish to be more self-reliant.
To dream that someone takes food away before you are done indicates that you may encounter troubles from those that rely on you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If a spouse should do this in the middle of dining at home you will have many domestic troubles.
If you should be dining with others in elegant surroundings then you will have personal victories.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To eat Cheese is fortunate, however. See FRUIT, and other similar titles.... Mystic Dream Book
A dream of endless eating indicates many worries and a restless, unsatisfactory way of living.
If the food is removed before the dreamer has finished with it, domestic or occupational complications must be solved.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(2) If something or someone is threatening to eat you, the meaning is probablv that there is something in your unconscious - a complex, phobia, fixation or whatever - which, if not attended to, may take over your whole life.
(3) Perhaps there is something that you need to ‘digest inwardly*; some positive idea or attitude that you need to assimilate into your being.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dream you swallow something you dislike without chewing it first, it indicates you do not want to face an unpleasant issue. In contrast, a food binge warns you against a saturation (physical or mental) so you should enhance communication with others. To Freud, the mouth was a primary erogenous zone. The dreams in which you eat, therefore, are closely related to sexuality. A food binge, in this regard, denotes that you are too lenient in the sexual arena. Starving, however, denotes the denial of your sexual needs.
If the dream’s atmosphere is pleasant it reflects intimacy with others and good relations. Otherwise, it relates to the frigidity and the poor condition of your social contacts.
Usually, it warns against a dispute or economic loss. Eating salt or lard means you will be the subject of a heated argument.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If eating is featured in your dream, take a look at where in your life you are experiencing some issue around how well you are taking care of your own needs.
The context of a dream that features this activity should offer many clues.
The more excessive the eating, the more the dream may be pointing to issues of excess and gluttony. What you are eating should be considered for symbolic interpretation as well. Once you are clear about the meaning you ascribe to the food (or other substance) of your dream, recognize that the act of eating is expressing a desire to take that quality into your own body and integrate it as part of you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Eating might, in addition, represent a need to be more body conscious or grounded in material reality.
To dream that you are eating alone signifies loss, loneliness and depression. Alternatively, eating alone may reflect your independent nature. Also consider the pun, ‘what’s eating you up?’ in reference to any anxiety that you may be feeling. To dream that you are eating with others denotes prosperous undertakings, personal gain and joyous spirits. To dream that you are overeating suggests that you have an indulgent sexuality or lifestyle, or that you have been expending too much emotion and effort recently; dreams of not eating enough, on the other hand, signify a denial of sexual needs or a lack of fulfillment in your waking life.
Dreaming of eating in uncomfortable or frightening surroundings may represent unhappiness with your relationships. Dreams of desperately seeking food or even becoming food yourself may underline the message that you have voracious appetites in waking life that are not being satisfied. Your hunger may be a symbolic cry for more attention, love, power or status. An alternative explanation is that eating suggests qualities you are assimilating or making part of yourself. This may refer to nourishment of the emotions, senses or the mind. Hunger sharpens the appetite, so ask yourself what it is you are hungry for.
Could it be the comfort of a fulfilling relationship, a stimulating job or is it food for thought, such as intellectual stimulation? What is currently missing from your real life that is important for your emotional well-being? What wets your appetite for life?
The type of food you are eating is important, as is its quality.
If you were eating leftovers in your dream, are you losing out in some way in waking life? If you enjoy a dream dinner with friends, are you feeding off other people’s ideas? If you were attending a banquet or feast, are you feeling comfortable with yourself and your lifestyle right now? Were you being forcefed or was the food taken away? All these details will help you relate the particular type of food or drink to an appetite or desire in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.
If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.
Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.
Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.
Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.
Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.
A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.
To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.
To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.
To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.
Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.
Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.
To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.
Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.
To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.
Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.
Champagne: Symbolizes money.
A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.
To drink champagne is to receive money.
To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.
Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.
Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.
Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.
Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.
Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.
If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.
Eeels: Malicious enemies.
Egg: A wealth of family love.
Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.
Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.
Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!
Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.
Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.
For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).
For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.
Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.
Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.
Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.
To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.
Millet: A sign of poverty
Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.
Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.
If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.
Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.
Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.
Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.
Salad: Various embarrassments.
Salmon: A sign of deceit.
To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.
Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.
Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.
Soup: You will return to good health.
Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.
Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.
If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.
If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To dream of an eating contest suggests a need to re-evaluate your expectation to succeed. Slowing down may bring success more quickly in the long run.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of a friend being anorexic or bulimic, again this could signify an actual eating disorder they have.
If you’re sure that’s not the case, then it could mean your friend is crying out for more attention and affection.... My Dream Interpretation
The extent of such assets will depend on how much meat he eats.
The same interpretation is given if a person sees himself taking possession of the skin, bone or any other portion of the elephant.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same is the interpretation if – instead of eating them-he sees himself or another picking them up or carrying them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same is the case if the becomes the owner of any portion of the innards. There is no difference as to whether they are cooked, roasted or fried. There is also no difference as to whether they are of a goat or any other animal. But the innards of a human being is regarded as more excellent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If an email, fax or text message appears in your dream this may be a message from your dreaming mind to attend to some communication as soon as possible. Such dreams represent your desire to move on speedily with a current project.
Alternatively electronic communication or texts can also express your desire to go on the record and publicly state your intentions. As always pay attention to the content of your message. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Deserted)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Don’t try anything unfamiliar for a time following this dream.
An exception to the foregoing is if you found yourself pouring from a vessel which appeared to be empty, in which case the dream predicts unexpected gains.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) What is empty in the dream may be something that symbolizes the self - a room, for example, or house. In that case, it may represent your own (feeling of) emptiness. According to Freud, when a person suppresses or represses something, it often happens that nothing else comes to take the place of what has been suppressed / repressed, and the consequence is that the person’s life becomes empty. (For suppression / repression)
(3) Emptiness, an empty landscape or an empty container, may be a symbol of potentiality: where there is nothing, there is room for anything. The unconscious is sometimes visualized as an empty container, but — again — as containing the potential for all future personal growth.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(Also see Tayammum)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To utter the Exalting God’s oneness and sovereignty in a dream means receiving financial compensation for pain and suffering.
To utter the formula: ‘La ilahe: il Allah’’ (there is no god other than Allah) in a dream means that one will only die having faith in his Lord.
(Also see Exclamation of God’s Sovereignty)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Trying to get to the funda mental cause of something.
3. Need to work on oneself. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of “unearthing” one (or more) dead people: a bad conscience. You are either surrounded by deceitful people or you are leading a less than honorable life. See Death.
Depth Psychology: The act of excavating can be proverbial in its meaning: the soul of the dreamer is “excavating” something from the unconscious, such as secret character traits—vour own or someone elses. Suddenly you are remembering something that was forgotten or repressed, which is the reason for your emotional difficulties.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of switching off a light suggests that we have cut off a source of energy, with the potential for it to be reinstated.
For instance dousing a fire with a blanket suggests suppressing a powerful energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See Flame, Fire, Water, Blanket, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If one sees himself in a dream smothering an already dead fire, it means that he is trying to rekindle an old war or to provoke evil between people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The meaning of the dream depends on what you have or are trying to extinguish. See Candle, Fire, Lamp, Lantern, Light.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Juice; Oil press; Wine press)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The classic symbolism of Theseus (you the dreamer) in the labyrinth (the entanglements of your real life) guided by the spiritual thread (your intuition) to slay the Minotaur (your debased animalistic side) may filter into your dream.
If you find your way out of the maze, this suggests the end of a mystery or the resolution of a dilemma in waking life. See also BUILDINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a young woman dreams of fainting, it denotes that she will fall into ill health and experience disappointment from her careless way of living. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Avoidance of emotions or effort to repress them.
3. Avoidance of obligations or confrontations.
4. A feeling of being overwhelmed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you remember dreams in which you are fainting, the setting of the dream and the details leading to the fainting spell are important. Fainting in your dream suggests that you are unable to consciously confront the issues or the topic that is being raised by the unconscious. In daily life, we faint when we are ill or when we are overcome by environmental forces (i.e. heat, smells, a traumatic event or a dramatic visual image). In the dream, internal forces, images or emotions that may be to powerful for us to process may have an overwhelming effect on the dream ego and fainting occurs.
The fainting dream may be the first step in a process of becoming more aware of a particular area of your life.
The unconscious will continue to send up messages and eventually you may be able to experience the unconscious psychic event that currently results in fainting.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is a warning to change while you are still able.
If you see a family member faint it is a sign that you will hear of indiscreet activities on the relatives part.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The dream may also be a warning of personal loss and failings. Someone else is fainting: you will be asked for help.
If it is money, be very careful.
Depth Psychology: Fainting is a sign of helpless feelings toward another person, but also that you are temporarily freed from your responsibilities. See Dizziness. Frequent dreams of fainting might also be a sign of poor blood circulation in the brain during the night.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is a warning to change while you are still able-bodied.
If you see a family member faint it is a sign that you will hear of indiscreet activities on the relatives part.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If one interrupts his obligatory fast through forgetfulness in a dream, it means that he will receive a pleasing gift or money. Fasting in a dream also means honor, rising in station, or it could mean repentance from sin, repayment of a debt, penitence for a sinner or begetting a son. Observing the obligatory fast of the month of Ramadan in a dream means understanding something about which one has doubt or recognizing the truth without falsification or distortion.
If one finds that he is the only person observing the obligatory fast in the dream, and if he is unlettered, it means that he will memorize the Holy Quran, attain a spiritual maturity and receive glad tidings. This dream also indicates that he is a pious and a religious person.
If one is sick, it means that he will recover from his illness.
If he is lost in heedlessness, it means that Allah Almighty will grant him guidance.
If he is indebted, it means that he will be able to repay his debts.
If in his dream, one intentionally breaks his fast during the prescribed fast of the holy month of Ramadan, it means that he could kill someone. Similarly, if one sees himself killing someone in a dream, it means that he has intentionally broke his obligatory fast. Observing the two months of atonement for the sin of breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan or for any such fast for the expiation of sins in a dream means that one may fall sick and repent to Allah Almighty from his sins. Intentionally breaking the obligatory fast of Ramadan in a dream also means neglecting one of the pillars of Islam.
If one acknowledges that, then vows to offer the required duties in a dream, it means that he could receive an unexpected gift which will arrive shortly.
If one recognizes in his dream the importance of the month of Ramadan, it means that he is on the right path.
If he is not fasting, it means that he may go on a journey. Voluntary fasting in a dream means protection against one’s enemies.
If a sick person sees himself fasting in a dream, it could mean his death, silence, celebrations or recovering from an illness. It could also represent one’s faith in Allah Almighty and sincerity in his words and actions.
If one sees masses of people fasting in a dream, it could mean a famine.
If one eats during the hours of observing the fast in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin, or it could mean indebtedness or falling sick. Fasting the month of Ramadan in a dream also means safety, protection from evil or repentance from sins. Fasting the extra six days following the festival day which concludes the holy month of Ramadan in a dream means patching one’s prayers or paying charity or regretting one’s faults. Fasting Monday and Thursday of every week in a dream means strengthening family ties. Fasting the three white days of every month (i.e., the 13th, 14th, and the 15th days of the lunar month) in a dream means repayment of one’s debts in instalments or teaching someone how to properly read the Quran or spreading knowledge. Fasting during the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram in a dream represents asceticism, piety, renouncing the world or attending the pilgrimage to Mecca. Fasting the day when the pilgrims are standing at mount Arafat in a dream means acceptance of one’s charities. Fasting the last ten days of the month of Zul-Hijjah in a dream means attaining a good conclusion to one’s life in this world to become a pious person, or it could also mean fulfilling a promise. Fasting the day of Ashura in a dream means doing good deeds, but it could also mean witnessing adversities and escaping from its dangers, or it could mean living to witness the next religious festival, or if one’s wife is pregnant, it could mean that she will beget a blessed son who will grow to be a righteous man. Fasting during the lunar month of Rajab in a dream means working for people in authority, or it could mean that one may be commissioned to work overseas, or it could mean going on a short trip. Fasting an extra day in doubt about one’s proper religious performance in a dream means committing a sin or lack of vigilance and certitude about one’s devotion. Fasting days of the month of Ramadan one has missed for a permissible reason in a dream means release of a prisoner or repentance of a sinner. Fasting a votive fast or a vowed fast for the purpose of an attainment in a dream means attaining one’s goal, joy and happiness. Observing a votive perpetual or an ongoing fast in a dream means undertaking a heavy responsibility or following innovation, or it could mean becoming a loner or abstaining from talking to others, or that one would only talk if the subject is beneficial to others, for fasting in a dream also means silence. Observing a votive perpetual fast in a dream also represents a pious and a religious person.
If the person is a sinner, such votive fast in a dream also may mean that he will get nothing out of what he wants. Paying the due charity (Sadaqat-ul Fitr) after completing one’s fast in a dream means recovering from an illness.
If one observes a fast for show in his dream, it means that he will receive what he desires.
(Also see Ashura; Feast of Breaking the Fast)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The motive for the fast is important.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- If we have a grievance, fasting may be a way of making it known.
3- Fasting is a way of changing consciousness, and also a move towards realisation through resistance to temptation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An unsatisfied hunger within. Tlie question then becomes for what are you hungering?
A temporary abstinence from something meaningful in order to obtain something even more precious.... The Language of Dreams
The dream suggests that you be sexually moderate.
Depth Psychology: Fasting can also indicate that you are trying to “cleanse” your character (from greed, impulses, instincts, and unrealistic hopes).
The dream may also indicate an actual illness.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is considered to be the most powerful spiritual discipline there is, but should not be indulged in in everyday life without properly qualified support.
Dreaming of fasting suggests that some kind of spiritual discipline may be required.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we have what we consider to be a grievance, self-denial may manifest as the image of fasting (doing without sustenance). This may be the psyche’s way of making this grievance known.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Here are some basic handwriting features that may help you interpret the message hidden in the handwriting in your dream:... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: You are watching a fight: conciliatory words will defuse the tension between other people. Fighting on a battlefield: adversaries, enemies, hate, or envy make your life difficult, but you are able to defend yourself successfully. Witnessing a fight: don’t use the old saving: “living well is the best revenge” as a motto for your life, because: “those who laugh last laugh best!” See Beating.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about fighting reflects the difficulties you have in balancing conflicting personality traits. Decide which you want to nurture and which you want to minimize—it will restore your peace!... Dreamers Dictionary
A fight breaks out among family members: a separation is to take place... Chine Dream Interpretation
If nothing is changing in your life, it may be a clue that a change is needed or that you want to change internally. Fighting with strangers usually represents an internal struggle. Fighting with familiar people may be an extension of daily life and a reflection on your relationship with them.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The degree of change can be determined by how hard you fought, and if you won or lost the fight.
If you dream of others fighting it is telling you to be more careful with your financial dealings, and watch your spending.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Conflict or clashes with social strictures, other’s ideals, or your own sense of right and wrong.
Jungian: Self-conflict between what we wish to be and what we truly are or how we perceive ourselves.
A battle raging between the conscious and subconscious, between thought versus emotion, masculine traits versus the feminine, etc.
Releasing anger and related emotions that otherwise get subdued, or for which we do not have an adequate avenue of expression.... The Language of Dreams
The degree of change can be determined by how hard you fought, and if you won or lost the fight.
If you dream of others fighting it is telling you to be more careful with your financial dealings, and watch your spending.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you are successful in your dream, then you will overcome your difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book
A bad dream for merchants, soldiers and sailors. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams
If you saw others fighting in your dream, you are unwilling to admit your own problems and turmoil. You need to take more responsibility for solving your own problems in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
The dreamer must find an outlet.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If the enemy is someone you know, perhaps you have unsuspected feelings of animosity towards them. A fight between a younger and an older person in your dream may suggest a rivalry between the dreamer and authority.
A fight between people of the same age may represent the struggle for recognition or sibling rivalry. Similar interpretations can be applied to any kind of struggle in your dream. Such fights usually depict a fight for freedom, independence or the truth. Your unconscious may also be urging you to work out why there is a conflict, and may be suggesting that there is a more subtle way of dealing with it than with fists. According to Freudians, the struggle depicts the battle between your father or mother for the attention of the other parent.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of putting on a new outfit in one, good luck is ahead for you. However, if you dreamed of getting/being undressed in one, or being trapped in one, you will have setbacks and may not get everything you want.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream that someone you know is flirting with you, you sense that they are trying to get your attention in some way.
To dream of a stranger flirting with you, whether that attention is wanted or unwanted, means there is a repressed part of yourself that is dying to be heard and expressed.... My Dream Interpretation
If the water is muddy your victories will not be gratifying. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Freedom, obstacles can be overcome with less worry (note condition of water). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Because we are not taking charge of our own direction, we are being indecisive and perhaps need to think more carefully about our actions and involvements with other people.
3- Out of Body Experiences.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you sink or find it difficult to keep afloat, then expect trouble ahead.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of floating in water, your emotions are in balance.... My Dream Interpretation
(2) Water may be a symbol of the feminine in its positive aspect, in which case your floating will mean relying on / being supported by ‘woman’, which in turn may mean an actual woman or women (if you are a man); mother; or the feminine side of your own psyche. (The male psyche has a feminine dimension (anima), just as the female psyche has a masculine dimension (animus). See Brother / Sister, section (4)) The dream is probably recommending that you put more trust in (your own) femininity.
(3) The feminine represented by the water may be Mother Nature; and the floating will then signify identifying with or going along with Nature, or your true inner self, as distinct from being pushed about in the man-made world of economic and moral and emotional pressures.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
This dream bodes well. But if you struggle to stay afloat success will be delayed.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A curious aside—pregnant women often have floating dreams.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
• Your sense of responsibility is overwhelmed and you feel you’re in danger of forgetting something important in your waking life. You may feel you’re not up to the job you’ve been given to do.
• It can also symbolise an unconscious desire to leave something behind e.g. you forget where you live because you don’t want to go home.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Glossing over the surface of a matter without really digging down to get the full story.
The little serendipitous bonuses in life, like the icing on a cake.
The sweetness of the frosting gives it some meanings similar to candy.
A decorative facade that won’t hold up under detailed scrutiny.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.
• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
The dream may also mean getting out of an unpleasant situation in good shape, but don’t “run over” other people and expect that they will accept your plan or idea. Running over somebody with your car: your carelessness will cost you money.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being run over by a train, ear, or machine: you have maneuvered yourself into a situation that vou can’t handle.... Dreamers Dictionary
It reveals your desire to get moving after a state of rest. The intention of activity, the start of projects with renewed vigor. To get up after a fall signifies the strength to want to move forward despite difficulties.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dreams often feature themes of illness or loss of strength and you are concerned by these, see your doctor by all means; the chances are, however, that you feel unable to meet some internal or external commands in waking life. In your dreams, your unmet goals and high standards are making you ill. But dreams in which you have boundless energy and physical power seem to be telling you that you are capable of far more than you realize. In some cases, as with people who are seriously ill or disabled, dreams of extraordinary energy and good health are compensatory or wish- fulfillment dreams.
If, in your dream, you are weak because you have lost weight, this can suggest concern about body image but it can also indicate possessive, demanding behavior from the people in your life. Conversely, gaining weight and strength may show an excessive need for their approval and a childish need for instant gratification. Finally, if other people are watching either your feats of strength or growing weakness in your dream, this suggests that you are preoccupied with themes of competition. Who or what are you trying to compete with, surpass or vanquish?... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Trying to repair a relationship. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. If one refuses to shake a hand, one is not ready for a project. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the greeter is an adversary, there exists the evident desire to reconcile; meanwhile, if it is a woman, it ensures that difficult projects will achieve success.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. If sending the card to someone, the dreamer has high regard for that person.
3. If receiving a card, the sender is expressing his/her regard. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the other person responds to the Salaam, it means the proposal will be accepted. Otherwise, not. But if he is not known to him it means that he any get married in a foreign land.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees an unknown old man greeting him in a dream, it means safety from the divine chastisement for one’s sins. Ifthe old man is known to him, then it means prosperity.
If one is a farmer, it means that he will buy seedlings of fruit trees for his farm.
If the greetings are given by an unknown young person in the dream, it means that one will escape from the blow of his enemy. Ifone is seeking marriage, then the greetings mean a positive reply. Otherwise, if one greets someone he does not know in a dream, and if the other person does not reply, it means that his request for marriage will be denied.
If two merchants greet one another in a dream, it means that their business will succeed, and if the second merchant does not reply to the greetings in the dream, it means that their partnership will dissolve.
If one’s enemy greets him and brings a gift to him in a dream, it means that he is seeking reconciliation and is willing to pay damages for a settlement. Ifone is greeted with an unknown expression and to which he replies with a common greeting in the dream, it means that he will be saved from a fatal accident, though he will be rewarded for his reply. However, if he does not accept it, or reply to it in the dream, it means the opposite. Ifone sees himself shaking hands with someone, then embracing him in a dream, it means that he will receive glad tidings, good news, hear good words to which his reply will be the same, or it could mean a knowledge he will teach to others. Ifone sees himself shaking hands and embracing his enemy in a dream, it means that their disagreement will cease. Ifone sees the angels greeting him in a dream, it means that his insight will grow. Greetings in a dream represent submissiveness, surrender, or the need for a reply concerning an interest one has with the other party.
If one commences talking to someone before greeting him in a dream, it means innovation, and the same interpretation is given if he does not reply to a greeting, or ifhe replies with a gesture. Paying the regards of peace at the end of one’s prayers in a dream means pursuing one’s path, following the proper traditions, completing one’s job, resignation from one’s job, appointment, dismissal, travels and profits. Ifone ends his prayers beginning his greetings from the left, then proceeding to the right in a dream, it means that he pursues the road of evildoing and innovation. Ifone ends his prayers without the traditional greetings in a dream, it means that he is more interested in collecting his profit, than in protecting his capital investment.
(Also see Prayerst)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of punishment for something one has done in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- There is the potential for us to lose contact with someone we love, or with the part of ourselves which is capable of love.
3- By way of its physical action, a guillotine represents a severance of some kind. We may have become severed from our spiritual yearnings.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A short, sharp shock in our lives may cause severe disruption.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream handshake was strong, this suggests that you are feeling positive about your life at present.
If the handshake was weak, this suggests you may be in need of an energy boost.
If someone offers you their hand then withdraws it quickly, you may be feeling distrustful of that person.
If the greeting was a hug, try to recall how you felt about that greeting. Did you feel warm and comfortable, or uneasy and unnatural? If you felt secure, then this suggests you are feeling appreciated in everyday life; if you felt uneasy, this suggests you are feeling isolated and unsupported.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. To relay messages from one aspect of self to another.
3. The truth is revealed regarding a situation or relationship (as in the “handwriting on the wall”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are reading handwriting in your dream, pay attention to that too, as it may reveal much about the person who wrote it.
For example, if you recognize your sister’s handwriting and it appeared shaky, could it be revealing her vulnerability; if any words were underlined or capitalized, did they underline or emphasize the message of your dream?... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreaming of a fruit bowl overflowing with freshly picked fruit may reflect your own sense of being blessed in waking life. Dream fruit in a bowl indicates the culmination of actions that have been taken in the past. You have been able to harvest the past and make a new beginning for yourself. Peeling fruit in dreams introduces elements of bitterness and separation, but it can also suggest necessary action that need to be taken to further your development in waking life.
If you are dreaming of buying or selling fruit, it may be that you are participating in a business that is plentiful, but will not reap much profit.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a sick person sees himself running hastily in a dream it means the nearing of his death.
The only positive connotation of hastiness in a dream is to hasten to do good when the results in one’s dream are good. Otherwise, it means evil.
(Also see Hurry)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Regrets from the past need to be resolved or “laid to rest.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Intensifying conﬂict, with likely irreversible consequences. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you hit yourself in a dream it is symbolic of regret, Jer. 31:19... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream that we are hunting, denotes that we are seeking or pursuing some inner desire, either emotional or physical. We may be looking for a solution to a problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a hunt is to register the necessity for a change of state in everyday life.
To be hunting a boar, for instance, could have two interpretations: firstly, to eradicate the boring parts of our lives, and secondly, to root out the uncouth part of our personality. Other animals will have their own symbolism.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream that you hunt game and find it, you will overcome obstacles and gain your desires. See Gain. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A feeling that good news, prosperity are in the ofﬁng.
3. A quest, most often sexual in nature.
4. A feeling that more effort is required in endeavors. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A desire for conquest.
For what are you currently hunting, and is it truly something over which you should try 7 to take dominion?
Is the creature used as food, or is it being hunted in sport? If for food, this may be a type of hunger dream, or representative of your need for fulfillment.
If being hunted in sport, the animal may symbolize a coveted object or person that remains elusive.
A potentially hazardous situation. Watch your footing.
The cooling of emotions or a relationship. Frigidity. Halted movement, feeling frozen and unable to act. Being frozen in ice: A type of death or cage dream.
An icicle: The masculine nature.
Making an ice carving: Chipping away at the walls that disguise the true self. Alternatively, a subliminal wish that the object portrayed (or its symbolic meaning) would either manifest or halt completely.
Hail: This ice falls from the sky and barrages the dreamers landscape, symbolizing a torrent of personal, social, political, or religious dogma that seems to overshadow simple, straightforward faith.... The Language of Dreams
For woman, hunting in a dream may represent that she is husband hunting.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The dream of Hunting a Fox, however, shows a risk from clever competition; if you are present at the kill, then you will conquer all difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book
The way you hunt says a lot about your survival mechanisms. You are becoming aware of the effectiveness of your survival skills. See Stocking.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(2) Try to identify with or ‘talk5 with both the hunter and the hunted. Usually they will be parts of yourself. Is the hunter your conscious ego? What part of you are you - unsuccessfully - trying to kill? An instinct? Your anima / animus? (For anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections
(3) In a man’s dream a deer may represent a (young) woman; the hunting may be a symbol of sexual pursuit, and sexual ‘conquest5. If so, what is the dream saying about your relations with women and, by implication, with your own anima?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Folklore: Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(2) Try to identify with and ‘converse’ with both the person / animal that is hurt and the one who inflicts the hurt, and also with the hurt itself or the hurt part of the person / animal. In this way you w’ill eventually unpack the meaning of the dream.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are shaky on skates or fall all the time: you are doing things you know nothing about and the outcome will be disaster. Skating in an ice skating rink: be careful—you are involved in a very risky enterprise.
Depth Psychology: If you are ice skating: with the right “tools” you will go far. Your expectations are reasonable—you will have good relationships and exercise good judgment. Getting injured or injuring others while ice skating: your emotional coldncss will harm you or others. See Ice, Snow.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dress oneself in a traditional costume of another religious group means to celebrate, befriend and to participate in their religious festivities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Exasperation; Frothing at the mouth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To insult ignorant people in a dream also means commanding them to follow the path of righteousness.
To insult one’s parents in a dream means disobedience to God’s command.
(Also see Insult)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If intercourse is interrupted we may have inhibitions of which we are not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of our personality.
If a child is then born in the dream that integration has been successful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Similarly, if two persons are seen fighting in the dream then the one who loses the battle will be the one to gain victory.
Similarly, if a person sees himself being cupped it means he will be compelled to fulfill certain conditions in an agreement or contract. Or if a person sees himself being made to agree on certain conditions, it means he will get cupped.
The reason being that in Arabic the word shart (condition) is sometimes used to mean “cupping*”
*Cupping: The use of a cupping glass from which the air has been exhausted, to draw blood to the surface of the skin-Collins).... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Similarly, if two persons are seen fighting in the dream then the one who loses the battle will be the one to gain victory.
Similarly, if a person sees himself being cupped it means he will be compelled to fulfill certain conditions in an agreement or contract. Or if a person sees himself being made to agree on certain conditions, it means he will get cupped.
The reason being that in Arabic the word shart (condition) is sometimes used to mean “cupping*”
*Cupping: The use of a cupping glass from which the air has been exhausted, to draw blood to the surface of the skin-Collins).... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Every character, object and building in your dream is symbolic of a part of yourself and your life. This one principle alone changes your entire view of dream interpretation.
It is a common mistake for people to misinterpret the people and objects in their dreams as the real thing. This is a big mistake! If I dream of Aunty Pat throwing a cream pie in my face, I certainly do not have to fear visiting her for Thanksgiving!
It is symbolic and Aunty Pat is a picture of a part of me. If Aunty pat is an aggressive woman that tends to dominate others, then she could represent my will in this dream. Identifying the characters in your dream is the very first step to gaining an understanding of what your dreams are saying.
In fact just by identifying your dream category and then identifying the symbols, you will already have an idea of what your dream is speaking about.
This goes for buildings, animals or any kind of object in your dream. If you dream that your house is being broken down, you do not need to rush out and buy more insurance. Your house is just a picture of your life.
This opens up a whole new world to you! Many common symbols crop up in our dreams and I will give you some interpretations for them later on. In fact, in my DAV Symbol Dictionary, I supply a comprehensive list of all the characters and scenarios and their interpretations.
2. Good is Great. Bad is...well...bad.
Understanding what the characters in your dream represent is just the first step. It is also very important to determine if that character is playing a positive or a negative role in your dreams.
This alone can turn your interpretation right around. If I dream that my house is being torn down, it can be positive or negative. If your house is being torn down so that something bigger can be built, it means that you are in a process of growing spiritually and mentally in your life right now.
However if your house is being bombed by terrorists or torn down by a storm, it means that you are facing some severe attack in your life right now and that you are falling apart.
Do you see what I mean? In both cases...once again the house is a symbol of your life. It does not speak of your actual house and you do not need to fear a sudden invasion of terrorists ok?
3. Everything is About You
It’s your dream. It’s your life. It’s about YOU!
Another big mistake that people make is that they think if they dream of someone else that the dream is for that person. It’s a bit ridiculous actually. If you dream that your co‐worker falls pregnant, I would certainly not rush to them and announce the good news!
Not only will you be wrong, but every time you head for the coffee machine the other co‐workers might suddenly find a reason to be somewhere else...
Hmmm, I get the feeling that some folks reading this might have made this mistake a few times. Not to worry though! There is hope.
Keep in mind that because the characters in your dream are a picture of yourself, the dream is a message for you. These dreams are a depiction of what is going on inside of you right now and often also refer to events that happened in the past.
Either way, you are the star of this show and it’s all about YOU!
4. Identifying the Message
It is important to remember that an internal dream has a single message. If your dream has lots of characters and scene changes, then it is a garbage dream and does not have an interpretation.
By identifying the symbols in your dreams and determining if they are given in a positive or negative context, you are armed with everything you need to identify the message.
To show you how simple this is, I am going to take a few of the dreams posted on our Dreams and Visions forum and I am going to break it down for you.
I will be using the entries from the DAV Dictionary so that you can see exactly how to use it.... Dreampedia
Remember that only you can interpret your dreams. Many people have published “Dream Dictionaries” that describe what each part of the dream symbolizes. Actually, the same dream can have infinite meanings, depending on the person who dreamed it. The important thing is, what does it mean to YOU?
Interpreting dreams isn’t something you can pick up and become an expert at right away. It takes time and practice. First, keep the following things in mind:
Determine the subject matter of the dream. The location where the dream takes place is one of the best methods for doing this. When you have determined the subject matter take each of the phrases or words in the ‘I AM’ column and fit them into the following sentence.
When it comes to my (subject matter)
I AM (phrase or keyword)
Change the phrase or keyword slightly to force the sentence to make sense. If you cannot determine the subject matter apply the keywords to yourself in general. This exercise tells you how you feel or react to the subject matter of the dream. When you have done this read through the ‘I NEED’ column to learn what you must do to correct the problem. To get the meaning put each of the phrases or keywords into the sentence,
When it comes to my (subject matter)
I NEED (phrase or keyword)
Let’s take an example. Using the sentence ‘The dead woman lay on the cold hard slab’. The negative keywords are; dead, cold and hard. Women, in dreams, can represent emotions so in this case the sentences constructed would be
The meaning is obvious. With analyzing just one sentence from a dream we have learned a lot about the dreamer. Using this technique you now have all of the information you need to start interpreting your dreams. However it takes practice to be able to apply what you have learned. Be patient with your efforts.
Not all dream interpretations will be that cut and dried, but it is a way to remain objective when you are analyzing what your dreams mean and how best to put the messages they are conveying to good use in your life.
Keep in mind that Most dreams are * NOT * precognitive, and once one learns the subtle differences between a precognitive dream versus a regular dream, they are easily discernable and will put your mind at ease.
The first thing everyone should consider is the typical universal symbology of the dream images. For instance, death symbolizes the end of something that’s ready for change, and a new beginning. Most people start out highly resistive to changes of any sort, and see any upcoming change in their life as something foreboding and scary. Death dreams are usually about change.
The symbols and what they represent is the most fascinating part of dream interpretation. There are literally hundreds of them. We don’t have the space to address ALL of them, but we will touch on some of the most recurring themes in dreams as well as the symbols of those dreams and what they mean.... Dreampedia
If you have ever wondered why dreams often appear so difficult to make sense of, it is because the information they contain is presented in a different language; the language of symbols: of people alive or dead, known and unknown, animals both domestic and wild, landscapes and buildings familiar and strange, or any number of symbolic objects such as shapes, colors, signs, numbers, jewelry, food, clothing and so on.
These images are your own thoughts, feelings and ideas turned into a series of pictures like ordinary scenes in your daily life. For example, if you feel overwhelmed you may have a dream you are swimming but finding it hard to keep your head above water. If you feel confused you may have a dream when you are wondering about lost in a dark forest. The number of symbols and images that your mind can translate into dream pictures is practically endless.
Words just can’t convey the countless powerful feelings that symbols do. These symbols are often chosen from something that has caught our attention in waking life, triggering a memory, conflict or concern that resonates both in the present and in the past.
One tried-and-tested way to uncover the meaning of your dream images is by direct association. You simply go with the first thing that pops into your head when a trigger image from your dream is given. If you don’t immediately get an associative thought, try working through all your feelings about that image. For example, if you saw a caterpillar in a dream. Do you like caterpillars or do you find them a bit creepy? Try to discover what the image means to you right now, for the meanings of your symbols will change over time.
The more you work with your dreams, the more familiar you will become with your personal images. You’ll probably find that you dream the most about the things that you are familiar with every day: your family, your colleagues, your friends and your pet. Each time you dream about these familiar things they will have personal significance to you alone.
The great majority of dreams are not to be taken literally and you need to do a bit of detective work to get to the real message. Just because you dream that a friend is dying does not mean that he or she will die, but rather that they are going through a period of enormous change. In fact, interpreting dreams literally can be harmful. As pointed out earlier, you have your own set of unique dream images and symbols. If you love dogs, what a dog means to you and what a dog means to someone who can’t stand dogs will be very different. Always bear in mind that your dream symbols and images are unique to you.
Although the images and symbols in your dreams do need to be interpreted, their purpose isn’t to mystify you. They are simply trying to get their message across in the best way that they can. If you do find yourself getting tense, confused or frustrated when trying to interpret a dream, let it go. Dream interpretation is best approached with an open mind and in a relaxed state.
You don’t need to interpret every single dream you have. In the same way that some movies are more compelling and thoughtprovoking than others, some dreams, like those when you do fantastic things like flying into space or surfing in Hawaii, are simply to be enjoyed. You don’t always have to dig deep for meaning. It’s good to be aware that a dream might contain a message of importance, but don’t get obsessed with finding meanings for every single detail —just interpret what you can. Dreams, like life, are full of big and little stuff. Don’t sweat the ‘small stuff’.... Dreampedia
To see your own intestines, denotes grave situations are closing around you; sickness of a nature to affect you in your daily communications with others threatens you. Probable loss, with much displeasure, is also denoted.
If you think you lay them upon something, which turns out to be a radiator, and they begin to grow hot and make you very uncomfortable, and you ask others to assist you, and they refuse, it foretells unexpected calamity, which will probably come in the form of a desperate illness or a misfortune for which you will be censured by those formerly your friends. You may have trouble in extricating yourself from an unpromising predicament. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the intestines are seen outside the stomach in a dream, they represent one’s step daughters, or an illness in that house.
If the tissue of the intestines has a cut, or if it breaks in the dream, then it means death. Intestines in a dream also mean money. Exposed intestines in a dream mean the surfacing of hidden money. Eating someone’s intestines in a dream means denying him his money, or discovering a hidden treasure.
If one’s intestines and bowels are taken out from his body for washing, then placed in a container in a dream, it means his death and the washer represents the undertaker. Noting here that embalming is not permissible in Islam. Islamic Laws.
(Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the dream involved severe pain, see your doctor as soon as possible.
A dream of human intestines other than your own signifies a period of worry concerning a close friend or a relative.
Animal intestines featured in a dream predict an impressive improvement in your lifestyle.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The matching pair of horsemen riding against each other indicate that there are mirrored aspects of your personality which are struggling for dominance. Jousting may also represent a conflict with someone in your daily life. This person is someone that you feel a strong kinship with or in whom you see many similar personality traits to your own.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
For a man to be in a kniting-mill, indicates thrift and a solid rise in prospects.
For a young woman to dream of knitting, is an omen of a hasty but propitious marriage.
For a young woman to dream that she works in a knitting-mill, denotes that she will have a worthy and loyal lover.
To see the mill in which she works dilapidated, she will meet with reverses in fortune and love. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Home life and childhood.
3. Desire or need for creative activity.
4. Solving difﬁcult and complex problems.
5. Boredom with one’s present existence.
6. Desire to broaden one’s horizons. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one unravels his knit after completing it in a dream, it means that his goal was reached then obstructed. In such a dream, if one is incarcerated, it means that he will be released.
If he is disputing something, it means that his disagreements will be solved. Knitting in a dream also could denote sodomy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A projcct or idea which is being worked on is beginning to come together.
To be unravelling knitting suggests that a project that is being worked on needs reconsideration.
2- Often it is worthwhile taking note of the colour of what is being knitted (see Colour) in order to make sense of why the image of knitting should appear in a dream. It may well be that the dreamer is working at creating a relationship, or working on emotions.
3- Knitting can symbolise a form of creativity; which we may not have fully realised we have available lo us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a young woman dreams that she has a job in a knitting mill, it signifies that she will suddenly find the man of her choice and will marry him in a very short time with every probability of happiness.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of knitting may also symbolizes your ingenuity, achievements, or a need to slow down and relax from your regular schedule.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you see someone Knitting you will be deceived.... Mystic Dream Book
If the pattern is intricate much care needs to be taken.
A project or idea that is being worked on is beginning to come together.
To be unravelling knitting suggests that a project that is being worked on needs reconsideration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the knitting is done by machinery, hasty decisions need careful attention.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you are the one knitting, then it is you on whom the bulk of the responsibility will fall to make the marriage a success.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself mourning a deceased person in a dream, it means that harm will come to him from the descendents or family of the departed person. Lamenting with great pain and sorrow and mourning over a deceased person in a dream also means waking up to a great joy and happiness. Lamenting in a dream also means adversities which are driven by the person who is lamenting. It also means going astray, or it could denote a flute, as the flute denotes lamenting in a dream. Lamenting in a dream also represents the work of ignorance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Try to assign a feeling and function to the setting of your dreamscape; that busy city might convey the feeling of purpose and speed, together with the function of work; that park might suggest the feeling of relaxation and the function of refreshment. When you have defined your feeling and function, try to see what part they play in your waking life and what the other details of the dream say about them.
Bear in mind, too, that you need to consider personal associations. A countryside walk may conjure up an image of heaven for some people but of hell for others, particularly if they suffer from severe hay fever.
Interpreting the symbolism of the dream setting can give you an insight into your own inner landscape.
If the setting is familiar, look out for symbols of your work or home situation to decide whether the dream is about your professional or personal life. Such a scene may also take you back to childhood or a time of learning.
If the setting is not familiar, or from your past, think about how it may relate to the emotional climate of a current situation. Recurring landscapes in dreams indicate feelings to which you often return; if the same scenes recur, they suggest habitual attitudes with which you approach a situation. Recurring scenes of your past represent a stance you developed at that time in your life. Although landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than temporary moods, if the landscape does change in your dream, perhaps you need to make corresponding changes in your everyday life or in your approach to life. Composite scenes, consisting of many images that you recognize in one setting, are usually drawing your attention to particular qualities or moods which have relevance to the content of the dream. The country where your dream is set may also have significance. See also FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
Bear in mind, too, that the light, the weather and other features of your dream landscape all contribute to the setting and are all saying something about your mood or the feelings the dream inspires. Light is a common symbol of consciousness, so a sunny landscape will indicate clarity and awareness and a bright and sunny place will suggest fun and liveliness. Dark places in general represent the unconscious, although landscapes that become dark or dreary during the course of the dream may also refer to your subjective view of the world; for example, a dark shadowy murky scene signifies feelings of depression. A place that becomes lighter and brighter during your dream suggests possibilities and potentials, whilst the dim illumination of moonlight is a common symbol of intuition.
The nature of the weather in your dream will also express how you are feeling. Bad weather may foretell of troubles lying ahead, rain falling may indicate a release of tension, whilst the appearance of a rainbow across the landscape might suggest your troubles have found some sort of resolution. A beautiful place in a dream may be encouraging you to use your creative imagination in waking life, a sheltered place might be offering peace and security, unknown places could be revealing aspects of yourself of which you may be unsure and wide open spaces offer you a taste of freedom from confinement, whether emotional or physical.
The structure of the landscape also reflects your feelings about the content of your dream. A landscape that is hard to travel over or live in says much about the emotional or practical obstacles in your waking life. Your dream may have created a symbolic scenario to show you the things that are preventing you from being happy and fulfilled.
What you see lying ahead of you in a dream, such as a mountain or a flight of stairs, is significant as it represents the challenges you have yet to face. Obstacles in dream landscapes may express your everyday concerns. For example, you may find it impossible to cross a busy street in your dream; the street may well be a symbol of an impending exam.
If some aspect of your dream landscape did not seem right or was out of proportion, perhaps you are not seeing things straight in waking life. In your dream, look out for other symbols that suggest some aspect of your waking life is out of proportion; if your dream has a surreal or supernatural elements, refer to the chapter on SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A quest for knowledge.
3. A period of frustration, inability to understand situations and surroundings. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you succeed in controlling the blaze, this suggests you are in control of your waking life. Also pay attention to what was being burned in your dream and what the fire was feeding on, as the other symbols in the dream may help with your interpretation. For example, if you were burning your clothes, is it time to brighten up your image?
A fire burning in a domestic hearth is likely to point to your private life, whilst a bonfire or beacon has more public significance as a symbol of communication. Lighting a stove to cook a meal for family and friends suggests concern for your loved ones, and lighting a candle for a meal or curling up in front of a log cabin’s roaring fire may suggest sexual heat.... The Element Encyclopedia
It may also be the mark of an older, loyal, honest, and trustworthy individual.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of eating mackerel signifies that someone will be coming to visit you.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A school of mackerel indicates the possibility of huge success in relation to a creative venture.
A lone female mackerel is a message to take note of one particularly exciting idea at this time.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A martingale in a dream also could mean self-restraint, or self control.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is old or torn, you will have vexing things come before you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Baker: Symbolizes gain.
Beggar: Unexpected help from an unlikely source.
Blind Person: You have false friends.
Cardinal: You will have to relocate against your will.
Child: You will experience difficulties in business.
Disabled Person: Misfortunes in business.
Doctor: You are a person of honor and will be recognized as such.
Dwarf: Great danger lies ahead.
Footman: Enemies. You will undertake a journey that could be very dangerous.
Grandparent: A legacy
Hangman: To see a hangman in your dreams means you will meet with a premature death.
Hermit: A treacherous friend.
Judge: Punishment. See also Magistrate. Laborer: Conjugal happiness and increase of fortune. Lady / Lord: Humiliation.
Lawyer: A friend’s marriage. Locksmith: Robbery. Lover: Trouble; disputes. Mayor: Malice.
Millionaire: You will collect on money owed to you from the past; money you had forgotten about.
Money Lender / Banker: Persecution.
Nurse: Long life.
Old Man / Woman: You will be called upon to display your knowledge to others.
Pageboy / Valet: Abuse of confidence.
Painter: Long, happy life.
Pilgrim: You will be justly rewarded.
Police Officer: Apprehension.
Prince: Honor and profit.
Rival: Family quarrels. Sailor: Tidings from across the sea. Sculptor: Profit from hard work. Secretary: Assistance coming.
Shepherd: You will be asked to take on extra responsibilities.
Terrorist: Fear, deep down inside. Uncle: Advantages. Waiter / Waitress: Suspicion. Woodcutter: Hard work for no return. ... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A meeting in dream might also refer to your work.
To dream that you are late to a meeting represents a worry about living up to your own and others’ expectations.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are late or miss a meeting suggests your anxiety about measuring up when it comes to achieving your goals. You may feel unprepared in some situation or challenge in your waking life.
To dream of meeting new people denotes hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront.... My Dream Interpretation
It is a symbolic gathering of consciousness or different ideas in order to create some sort of unified direction. All of the people who attend a meeting in your dream are to be understood as aspects of yourself whose qualities are needed collectively in order to accomplish some current goal or objective in your life. This is more of a rational mind symbol and calls into being the part of your nature that can plan, schedule, organize, and carry out movement.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Getting to meet your hero or heroine is usually an expression of a wishfulfillment dream. Typically, the celebrity appears as a friend and gives helpful advice. The famous person may be living or from the past, but in your dream you regard them as your best friend. They may even visit you in your home in recognition of the special bond between you.
If you dream of meeting a famous person, ask yourself if you would like more recognition for your star qualities in your waking life.
If this doesn’t apply, ask yourself what the famous person means to you. What psychological characteristics and traits does this person symbolize to you?
Famous people in our dreams are telling us to ‘Go for it!’ by integrating the positive qualities we admire in them into our own personalities. Reflect upon what this person symbolizes for you. The primary qualities you admire may not necessarily be fame, beauty or money. You may place greater value on psychological aspects such as their drive or even recovery from an addiction or tragedy. Get in touch with these aspects of yourself and work to bring them into focus and manifestation. In some cases dreams of meeting famous people don’t highlight feelings of inferiority in waking life they can empower you and add real value. For example, to dream of meeting, talking or even helping a person such as the late Mother Teresa might plant the kernel of an idea into your mind that you might find great satisfaction in voluntary work of charitable donation.
If you dream of meeting the prime minister or president or running for high office, the dream’s interpretation depends on how you rate the value of politicians in society.
If you dream of meeting a famous writer, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens or J. K. Rowling, perhaps you have always longed to write a book or perhaps you want to express yourself better in waking life so your opinions can influence or stimulate other people.
If you dream of being a great composer such as Mozart or Beethoven, do you yearn for passion and creativity in your waking life? Mozart represents the tragic image of a great artist cut down in their prime. Mozart also represents effortless beauty achieved through dedication and hard work. Ludwig von Beethoven was a musician of extraordinary talent and his heroic ability to challenge convention and create timeless beauty out of adversity makes his story extraordinary.
If you dream of meeting a great artist, such as Vincent Van Gogh or Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps you have an artistic talent you need to nurture or simply feel that your life should be more creative. Dreams that feature Leonardo da Vinci may evoke in you a desire to share the secrets of his genius. Perhaps you yearn to understand life’s mysteries? If Picasso appears in your dreams, perhaps in conjunction with his famous cubist paintings in which he has broken down a face or a body into its various facets, the dream image may express a need to understand all aspects of your life, observe them separately and then put them together to make sense of them all. To dream of Picasso suggests the importance of observing life’s complexity even if you cannot understand it.
Whatever famous or influential person you meet, or become, your dreams are all ones of aspiration and striving to achieve your ideals. See also PEOPLE; ROLES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Transformations that lead to liberation.
Warming affections, improved compassion and benevolence (e.g., the “melting of a hardened heart”).
Flow, freedom, and forgiveness. What’s melting here has great significance.
For example, metals in a forge speak directly to a personal change that liberates you from old structures.... The Language of Dreams
(2) Is metal melting in fire? It may symbolize the transforming - from base to noble or spiritual - of some (despised? ‘animal’ / physical?) part of yourself. See also Fire, section (4).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If snow is melting it shows that your insensitivity begins to warm up. Perhaps, you have behaved in a really cold manner (in terms of emotions) and the time is right to change this. Similarly, the circumstances that kept you paralyzed in real life may begin to be easier.
According to popular superstition, dreaming of melting gold portends sadness; if silver, economic problems; and if it is ice, a situation that gets out of control.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The dream is a challenge to resolve contradictions in your personality.
If the pace of the dream is moderate, it means that you are maturing at a steady pace, but if it is hectic and explosive, growing up for you is wrought with tension.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a mirror appears in your dream, do you need to reflect on something that is bothering you? If you saw your reflection, were you happy with what you saw or do you want to make changes? Light in dreams symbolizes intuition or inner guidance, so if you dream of lights or light bulbs, consider their shape. Are they candles flaring upward or is the light contained in a bulb? Is the light flickering or steady, and what does this represent for you right now? If you are carrying a light that flares in your dream, does this mean you have a flair for something, a talent you are not using? Or does it mean you are about to flare up and have an angry outburst? As mentioned above, light is the symbol of life, knowledge and enlightenment and in dreams, casting a bright light may present an optimistic image of your well-being, but if it is flickering, this suggests uncertainty. A light that is unlit may be a symbol of ignorance.
If you use a flashlight or torch in your dream, this suggests you are trying to seek out truth and integrity in a corrupt situation.... The Element Encyclopedia
A small invitation will give you the opportunity to make worth-while friendships.... Mystic Dream Book
The same is the interpretation if he sees himself owning, acquiring or securing the horse.
For Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) has said : “The horse. Surely, its back is a means of honour for you and its stomach a means of fortune”.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a woman happens to see the same dream she will marry a man with great physical strength and of a temperamental disposition.
At times a mule is interpreted as a journey to be undertaken.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same is the interpretation if ownership is taken of such a mule.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same interpretation is given if, instead of mounting, he becomes the owner of any of the above animals or he subjugates them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.
A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.
Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.
The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see nightingales silent, foretells slight misunderstandings among friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. The beginning of a good period.
3. Confusion in communications; misunderstandings. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is also interpreted as having a son in his early childhood who recites the holy Qur’an beautifully.
If one sees himself as a nightingale in a dream, it means that he depends on his assistant to provide professional advice, wisdom and good management of his business.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a married woman to dream of a nightingale, shows that she will have children who will be great singers. It signifieth also good work, and principally weddings and music, and promiseth a housewifely wife.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of a silent nightingale means a spat among friends most likely due to miscommunication.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is also an omen of restored health to an invalid.... Mystic Dream Book
If the nightingales are singing, this suggests harmonious relationships or the desire for them.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Horse refusing to take oats indicates rejection of care. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To be obstinate, demanding and persistent in a dream also means running away from something, or turning one’s back to a fight, a dispute, an argument or a business. Obstinacy in a dream also may denote a presumptuous and an arrogant person who is disliked by people. Being obtrusive and obstinate in a dream also may mean being exasperated or annoyed about something, or that people dislike to be in his company and have serious reservations about him.
(Also see Obtrusive person)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important, as is the subject.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to different ideas and concepts. Painting as in decorating suggests we are making recognizable changes in how we think and feel.
A picture that we ourselves have painted might have more emotional impact than an old master – an old master can also suggest our attitude to the past.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of painting a house suggets you are a creative person and you will find success in a project. Or, this dream could mean you are covering up something.
To see a painting in your dream, represents your need for self-expression.
The painting is symbolic of your intuition and inner realizations. Also see “Body Paint”... My Dream Interpretation
To have paint on your clothing, you will be made unhappy by the thoughtless criticisms of others.
To dream that you use the brush yourself, denotes that you will be well pleased with your present occupation.
To dream of seeing beautiful paintings, denotes that friends will assume false positions towards you, and you will find that pleasure is illusive.
For a young woman to dream of painting a picture, she will be deceived in her lover, as he will transfer his love to another. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A newly painted house or building denotes success in some endeavor.
If you are doing the painting you will soon secure a good position of employment.
If you see beautiful oil paintings this will denote false friends bearing witness against you.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A newly painted house or building denotes success in some endeavor.
If you are doing the painting you will soon secure a good position of employment.
If you see beautiful oil paintings this will denote false friends bearing witness against you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
2. A long prosperous life (to have a painting).
3. Object of gossip (to have paint on clothing).
4. To obtain a different or fresh perspective. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The picture in the painting will give you more insight into its meaning... Christian Dream Symbols
A dream may depict this as a painting; subtle feelings or realisations; a view we have of or about something. Any form of artistic expression: self expression; expressing one’s feelings or intuitions; one’s inner situation; creative ability. Painting, decorating: expressing feelings; the impression we give to others; what ‘colour’ we are painting things, in the sense of painting a very black picture; a cover up. We can paint the town red; paint too rosy a picture. Or we might be working at changing our appearance or lifestyle. See photographs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to ideas and concepts of which we have not been consciously aware.
Painting as in decorating suggests we arc making recognisable changes how we think and feel.
2- Bccausc painting has such a lot to do with self-expression, the way that we are painting in a dream may be important. If, for instance, we are painting miniatures we may need to concentrate on detail.
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important (see Colour).
3- We are creating a spiritual scenario.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The color of the paint gives additional significance to the context of your dream.
For example, red paint implies the shedding of inhibitions and painting the town red.
To dream of being splattered by paint signifies over-sensitivity to criticism and shrewd remarks from people around you.
To see a painting in your dream signifies your need for self-expression.
The painting reflects your inner feelings and thoughts.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreaming of a house being painted indicates that information previously kept from you will soon come to light.
If you dream of being an artist and painting a picture that is beautiful and happy, then you have the power to create whatever circumstances you want the most in life.
A dark, foreboding painting, however, indicates a pessimistic outlook on life, and therapy might be of great assistance.
If you watch while someone else paints a picture, you may have the feeling of being on the outside looking in and need to take control of your life - again, depending on the atmosphere, circumstances, and other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
In general, it means that you love your work.
If you spill paint on yourself instead, others will criticize you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A new image can also cover over an older one.
A building or a room can be reinvented with fresh color, or that which was old and dingy can become clean with a fresh coat of paint. Seen in this fashion, painting will always connect on a symbolic level with the emergence of something new and expressive as a replacement of something old or lacking vibrancy.
Dreaming of painting a room in your home should be explored through the symbolic meaning of that room.
The outside of your home connects to your persona, the part of yourself that you show to the world.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The significance of this symbol lies in the reason for painting.
The dreamer may be expressing creativity or artistic talent.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Painting has a lot to do with self-expression, and what you are painting and the colors you are using are important.
If you are painting a miniature, perhaps you need to concentrate on small details.
If you are painting a nature scene, perhaps you need to spend more time in the fresh air.
If you are painting larger pictures, perhaps you need to see the larger picture. The actual image that you are painting in your dream may symbolize the way that you are visualizing your current situation in your waking life.
If you are painting as in decorating, this could suggest making changes in the way you feel about yourself. It could also represent changes in your appearance or lifestyle. See also COLORS; PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
The colors in the dream are very important—see the chapter “Colors in Dreams.” Seeing a beautiful painting in your dream means that happiness is on the way. What else do you see in the picture? What are the colors? See Colors, Picture.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about painting means self-realization and self-fulfillment. Are you “painting” your future? What does it look like? “Is the “handwriting on the wall”? Do you paint over things you don’t like? What does “as pretty as a picture” mean to you? See Colors, Picture.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Also see Painter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A parting in the hair signifies a duality in our nature. Parting from a dear friend suggests there may be some difficulty to overcome in that relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The number of parts may be significant.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you part with enemies, it is a sign of success in love and business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Annoyances get to be a little too much.
3. Reverse: success and joy (to part with a spouse). ... New American Dream Dictionary
To eat one of the stones which are intended for pelting in a dream means to devour or steal the property of a young orphan. Pelting stones ina dream also means fulfilling one’s obligatory prayers and fasting, having earlier missed their performance for a legitimate reason.
(Also see Pebbles; Pilgrimage; Jamariit)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A maiden who dreams of nestling in the arms of a man she does not know will find that she will shortly be strenously wooed by one whom she had never previously regarded as a possibility for a lover.
Petting dreams, under circumstances that may be regarded as suitable, are always omens of excellent luck in matters pertaining to the heart.
A man who dreams of having each arm around a different girl should beware of careless proposals.... The Complete Dream Book
If one sees himself planting in other than a fertile ground in a dream, it means that he engages in sodomy.
(Also see Crop; Seeds)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of planting and sowing fruit or vegetable seeds it symbolizes God’s blessing, Ps. 107:37-38... Christian Dream Symbols
A tree that grows in the dream represents one’s dealing with others. In this sense, it could either grow or die.
The branches of a tree represent one’s brethren and children.
(Also see Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Personal ambition and determination, tenacity and drive—often in regards to prosperity and business affairs, frequently in relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the dreamer is a man he should guard his writings; if a girl, her feelings; if a wife, her fidelity of heart.... Mystic Dream Book
2- Pointing in a dream, particularly by one of our dream characters, indicates either that we are being given a sense of direction, or that we are being pointed away from a present action and should leave it behind.
3- A particular way forward is being indicated.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are being pointed at we may also be being singled out for a particular task.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is ultimately a moment of clarity of where to go next.
If a character in a dream is pointing at something, the interpretation will need to connect both to what the person is pointing at and who the person represents as part of your personality. Use the context of the dream to gain a deeper understanding of what you are being asked to pay specific attention to.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The dreamer may have reached a fork in the road and can no longer proceed along the same old path.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream that her sweetheart is connected with a printing office, denotes that she will have a lover who is unable to lavish money or time upon her, and she will not be sensible enough to see why he is so stingy. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream that her protector has abandoned her foretells that she will have bothersome troubles in the future.... My Dream Interpretation
2- When in waking life we feel isolated, this may translate itself in dream language into being in quarantine. It would seem that ‘authority’ has taken over to manage this isolation.
3- Quarantine in a spiritual sense means isolation, in the sense of retreating from the world for a time.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To put someone else in quarantine suggests that we cannot handle what that dream character represents.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In general, reciting the Qur’aan Symbolises truthfulness in speech and conduct.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Transitory conditions in your life that exact a price, but produce no permanent results.
What’s being rented here will improve your dream’s interpretive value.
For example, renting a car indicates that you may have a tendency to shuffle responsibility- or run with other people’s ideas instead of developing your own.
Wanting creature comforts without having to exert a lot of physical, mental, or emotional effort to keep them.... The Language of Dreams
If you are rollerblading: you are working on an important project and would like to get it over with—don’t be in a hurry, that won’t work. Looking at rollerblades: you must act fast.
Depth Psychology: Depending upon the rest of the images, the dream could have either meaning—slow down or get moving because others might overtake you.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your dream featured bolts of satin fabric, it is a warning that flattering people to get what you want will end up backfiring against you. It’s better to be straightforward with people instead.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of being a sculptor or seeing a sculptor at work predicts an opportunity to make an exciting change in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Help needed. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is also recommended to pay attention to your own actions, as they must be consistent with the commitments that you have established. (See OWL)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a sick person sees himself standing up to defend proper moral values, to explain what is true and to refute what is false in a dream, it means that he will enjoy a quick recovery from his illness.
If one sees someone’s infant setting out to walk in a dream, it means that it will take him a longer time to walk.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Example: ‘I was in a crowd around a church’ (Efrosyni G).
If we looked at the rest of Efrosyni’s dream we might lose the impact of this very first ‘scene setting’ statement.
If we look up crowd, we find under. Talking to, leading, or part of crowd at a central event, ‘an impulse or idea which unifies many parts of one’s own nature’. So here is something which Efrosyni is deeply interested in. Many of her feelings are involved in it. Looking up church we find ‘religious feeling or beliefs, in- eluding moral code, or our feelings about organised religion*. So it is against Efrosyni’s religious beliefs that the rest of the dream drama unfolds.
Example: I was in a house with old clothes and was washing up* (Mrs PR).
The entry on house says it is P’s everyday feeling state, her general image of herself.
The old clothes are a sense of being old or unattractive. Washing up suggests she feels there are things to clear up concerning what is happening in her life. But it also suggests she sees herself as unexciting. Having clarified that—she feels old and uninteresting, and this needs to be cleaned up or dealt with—the very next pan of the dream explodes into view with meaning. My daughter’s husband to be came in. I admired the way he dressed and he turned his back on me.’ At the end of her dream P feels ‘lost and rejected’. By clarifying the opening scene, it seems likely P looks at her daughter in her new romance (P being 50, a divorcee, and at the tail end of a whirlwind romance’) and feels jealous. Maybe she even hopes to attract her daughter’s man away from her, but he indicates there is no hope. Basically, after her romance, P feels unwanted and rejected.
The helpfulness of the dream, however, is that the first scene shows P the son of feelings about herself that she is living with daily—feelings of being old and uninteresting. Shifting those feelings can change the way others react to her. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you are unhappy about the change in your dream, you are not well-prepared for the changes that are coming in your real life.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams can also be alluding to the meaning of familiar idioms, such as “shoot your mouth off,” “shoot yourself in the foot,” “shoot someone down,” “shoot the messenger,” etc.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2. One is shooting for a particular goal in one’s life.
3. If the dreamer is being shot at, then he/she feels like a victim in waking life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Hunter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A frequent dream symbol to have at the end of a depressive phase, because now, after being liberated, you can search for a new beginning. Such dreams always set in motion something symbolic and by no means refer to the real danger of death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To hunt and shoot with a bow and arrow means you will be taking a big chance, but the risk could pay off very well. See also Arrow and Gun.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Shooting means that you suddenly have to choose someone or something. Maybe you are struggling with two voices inside yourself and they are shouting at each other.
If you are doing the shooting: if you share your worries and sorrows with someone else—you will be at peace again.... Dreamers Dictionary
To Shoot and miss shows some success over your difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book
If you get shot, you will be annoyed by a nasty person.
If you hear the sound of shooting in your dream, this means that selfishness will be the cause of unhappiness between you and someone you love. Also see “Gun”.... My Dream Interpretation
A shooting may symbolize the sexual act from a male (ejaculative, penetrative) point of view.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The extent to which the arrow penetrates decides the extent to which his words will have effect.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the arrows do not have arrowheads in the dream, then they mean disappointment.
If one shoots arrows and finds himself also at the receiving end in a dream, it means that he will attain his goal of meeting his Lord. However, ifhe remains in this world, it means that he will rise in station and receive honor. Ifone sees two rows of people shooting arrows at each other in his dream, it means that the successful ones would be right and the losers would be at fault. Shooting arrows at people in a dream then means backbiting people, slandering them, or it could mean vain talking.
If one constantly fails his aim in his dream, it means that he has an evil speaking tongue. Hitting one’s target in a dream means attaining one’s goals, or speaking the truth regarding someone he knows. Wearing a white garment and standing on top of a mountain and shooting arrows toward the East and the West in a dream means attaining a vast control over people and lands, if one qualifies. One’s arrows in a dream also represent his message or writings.
(Also see Arrows; Hunting; Shelling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Changes will be occurring in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A shooting star is also an indication of a baby’s arrival or transformation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
2. Expressing anger toward someone by taking something from him/her. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of shoplifting from a place you go in real life, the dream signifies your need for more recognition and positive attention in your life. This dream can also signify unrealized and unfulfilled goals.... My Dream Interpretation
1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.
2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.
To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.
3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are noticeably aggressive we would have to be aware of our own motives and perhaps be a little more objective in taking action. Consult the entries for explode / explosion, gun, victim, war and weapon for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Alternatively, they may be simply a release for negative feelings about someone or something that you are unable to express in waking life; in other words, your dream is allowing you to vent your frustration. The dream may also refer back to anxiety you experienced as a child when your parents were fighting and you felt powerless to stop them.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are putting something through a sieve: something you want to do is turning out to be hopeless, and if you proceed you will only be wasting your energy. Using a sieve: somebody is asking you to account for your actions.
Depth Psychology: This is the time to “sift” through things and discard what is useless.
The dream is an admonition to be more critical, especially about what you do, and change your materialistic view of the world.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Indecision. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream that you are sitting on a tall seat, you will have good luck.
If it is short, it foretells disappointment.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. If skating on thin ice, one is getting into a hazardous waking situation that could mean disaster. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream that the ice cracks under your feet while you are skating, or if you fall through the ice, it is a warning against trying to advance at the expense of others. Also see “Rink”... My Dream Interpretation
If the sensation is unpleasant, it is from your real life fear that this instability will end badly (for example, in serious economic loss). On the contrary, if the scenes of skating are pleasant from an esthetic point of view, you will probably emerge from the conflictive situation stronger. And more importantly: you will distinguish with greater clarity your existential direction from this point on.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are performing like a professional skater (and aren’t one), this could suggest that you are about to take off in some way in your waking life. If, however, your skates are out of control, this could suggest that in your quest for enjoyment you are acting recklessly. On the other hand, this dream could be telling you to get your skates on and put more pace and activity into a particular project or relationship.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Other meanings, depending on what is written. ... New American Dream Dictionary
May Allah safeguard us against all calamities, hardships and suspicion . Ameen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a rich person asks a poor person for somethingor for a favor in a dream, it means that he could suffer in hell-fire unless he repents from his sins and bigotry.
(Also see Advice; Beggar)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For some one to spit on you, foretells disagreements and alienation of affections. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If someone spits on you in your dream, you may feel ashamed or guilty about something that you have done, or the way you acted in a situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of spitting predicts the sad ending of what seems to be good business. To look at others spitting predicts disgust and disagreements. The most superstitious people believe that after a dream that predicts bad luck, if you spit three times right after waking up the harbinger will disappear.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A person splitting in two can also represent someone who is “two-faced” or dishonest.
If you dream that you split into two, you are feeling very conflicted over a personal decision, or about what direction you should take in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream of performing on an athletics track may refer to how you feel your performance rates when compared with others in waking life. Are you way ahead of the rest or struggling to keep in the race? Whether you were performing the high jump or throwing a javelin or taking part in a relay in your dream, if you were powerful and successful, your unconscious may have been indicating how successfully and rapidly you are advancing in waking life towards achieving your goals. Dreams that feature running, cycling, skiing and skating may also be commenting on your progress, or lack of it, in waking life. For example, if you dreamed of putting on a pair of skating boots, perhaps your unconscious is urging you to put your skates on and make an extra effort; or perhaps you need to be aware of the metaphorical phrase,‘skating on thin ice’.
If you dreamed of cycling or running down a bumpy road, have you hit a difficult patch in waking life? If you dreamed of skiing down a piste and tumbling headlong down the slope, are you in danger of losing control in waking life? Going down a mountain is a classic Freudian symbol of sexual intercourse but with the added thrills and anxiety implied by skiing. For Jungians, dreams of yachting or regattas may suggest exploration of the unconscious. For Freudians, such dreams recall memories and longings for the mother’s womb.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a man to dream that his sweetheart, or some good-looking girl, squints her eyes at him, foretells that he is threatened with loss by seeking the favors of women.
For a young woman to have this dream about men, she will be in danger of losing her fair reputation.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a specific stamp is highlighted, this refers to the value of communications. Try to recall the image on the stamp.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing stars in the sky: you will receive good news. Seeing one star right in front of you: listen to the voice within you—it is the guide of your fate. You have a good chance of succeeding but be careful, you have enemies! A star-filled sky is a promise of good fortune, if you don’t set your goals too high. Seeing a shooting star: your most ardent wishes will be granted. Stars hidden behind clouds: a possible accident.
The dream is a sign that you have lost your inner compass and are on the wrong path. See Heaven.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about stars means you have set high goals for yourself and are searching for greater spiritual awareness.
If you are “reaching for the stars,” your actions will have negative consequences.
A falling star: your hopes and dreams will come true.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a young woman to dream that she is stung, is ominous of sorrow and remorse from over-confidence in men.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Scorpion)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of a sting operation, then you are venting out your fear of having your secret discovered. See Splinter.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To be suffocating someone mav mean we are overpowering them in real life.
If we do not wish to have any sort of relationship with someone we may find that dreams of suffocation occur. Fears about sexuality may also surface in this way.
3- Suffocation may appear in dreams when negative energy is too strong for us to deal with.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be suffocating a dream character may mean we wish to shut someone up in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you hear cheering in your dreams, this often indicates happy or triumphant feelings, although it could also be wish-fulfillment.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are sweating in your dream, your interpretation may uncover an unconscious message that some life experience is posing a threat to your equilibrium and balance. Heat represents a visceral reaction to perceived danger in the form of anger or aggression. Sweating represents your desire to restore balance from whatever might be the cause of those feelings of threat. Sweating also serves to rid the body of toxins, so dream-sweat may point to the presence of underlying thoughts, ideas, or behaviors that are ultimately poisoning your sense of well- being.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you were messaging someone you know, this can also mean there is an issue you need to confront with this person.
If you dreamed of texting a crush you may be obsessing over this person a bit, and this has carried over into your dreams.
If you can’t reach someone by text in your dream, you must listen to your inner voice more closely for your life to move on the way it should.
If you dream of getting garbled or hard-to-understand text messages, you may be the center of some negative gossip.
To dream of reading or spying on someone else’s text messages signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Adversity, often in business.
3. Use caution bringing social relationships into personal or business ﬁnancial matters. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If given as a gift, tin can represent a cheap offering of little monetary value The tin cup is the beggar’s tool, and the Tin Man is hollow and doesn’t have a heart.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams Are About You
Because dreams occur within a deep part of yourself, it’s not surprising that most of what they convey pertains to yourself and your life.
Dreams Tell About You and Your Life
Dreams very often portray a snapshot of some part of your daily life or something on your mind, presented from the perspective of (and in the language of) your subconscious mind. As you examine each dream, you can often find a parallel between each element in the dream and a certain element of your waking life or mind.
Dreams Show Your Perspective
In most dreams, everything in the dream (all the elements, people, settings, etc.) pertains to you personally. More specifically, most dreams portray your thoughts and feelings about things, rather than portraying the things themselves. Each dream symbol tends to represent your perspective of something from real life, rather than the actual thing. For example, your sister in a dream likely portrays your experience of her (rather than her, herself), your perception of something she said (rather than what she actually said or meant), or your assumption about what she was thinking (rather than her actual thoughts).
Dreams Convey a Distorted Reality
Because dreams portray people and things the way you view or interpret them, you can’t rely on a dream for an accurate representation of reality. Every dream has been filtered through the distorting lens of your subconscious mind and often infused with subconscious fears, desires, and imaginings. Therefore, it’s unwise to base a decision solely on a dream, which would mean blindly following the whims of your subconscious mind.... Dreampedia
If they are strangers, you must be even more alert, because they represent the closest people in real life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If others were trick-or-treating in your dream, you have the ability to take control of a real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
A slow “gate” could mean losses. See Horse, Racetrack, Riding.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a woman to dream that she binds turpentine to the wound of another, shows she will gain friendships and favor through her benevolent acts. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A sense of upcoming disappointments, sadness.
3. Current difﬁculties need careful research (to use turpentine to dress a wound). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If it comes out thin in the dream, then the outcome of one’s journey is meager.
If the rope comes out thick and strong in the dream, it means that the outcome of one’s journey is beneficial.
If the twisting of the rope or the thread is easy in the dream, it means that one’s endeavor is free from constraint.
If one sees himself plucking the hair of his beard and twisting it like a rope in a dream, it means that he will receive a bribe to make a false testimony in court. Twisting a rope or a thread in a dream also could mean signing a contract, establishing a partnership in a business, or signing a marriage contract.
(Also see Beard; Twist)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are merry or in merry company signifies a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs; but again, it could also be compensatory wish-fulfillment. To feel peace in your dream indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It also suggests that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm. To dream that you have pride denotes that you need to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You may soon be challenged. To dream that you are tipsy signifies your carefree nature and jovial disposition. To see others tipsy in your dream denotes that you need to be careful as to choice of friends, as their actions or words may reflect on your own character.
That Loving Feeling... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees his servant or employee urinating inside a well or a stream in a dream, it means that someone from his family will betray its interests. Urinating in a dream also means dispelling distress.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(2) Urinating may be a symbol of sexual desire, representing sexual emissions.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If none of the above conditions prevail, it means a complete transformation of his condition – meaning that if he is not ill, he will become ill; if he is happy, he will be afflicted with grief, perhaps caused by some financial loss.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If that’s not it, relief from a difficult situation is in sight. Dreaming about wetting your bed: practice more abstinence. Drinking urine in a dream: the urine is a symbol of the medicine you need to take to improve your health.
Depth Psychology: Excrement and human waste products are a symbol of relief, of letting go, and setting oneself free. Reacting with disgust means that you’re afraid others will not accept you. See Excrement.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a young woman to receive one, denotes that she will marry a weak, but ardent lover against the counsels of her guardians.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A need or desire to “rekindle” a relationship with self, work on issues of self-esteem.
3. Too much focus on relationships causes neglect of other important matters. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a man has the same dream he will fall in love with a false lover.
If you dream of receiving a valentine, you will marry someone who is weak willed. Seeing a box full of valentines means you will meet an old lover and share much happiness.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A maiden who receives a valentine is likely to marry beneath her in spite of the advice of her parents.... The Complete Dream Book
If a man has the same dream he will fall in love with a false lover. You will marry someone who is weak willed if you are the one receiving the valentine. Seeing a box full of valentines means you will meet an old lover and share much happiness.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A dream of receiving a valentine represents your likeability, compassion and good-hearted nature.
If you dream of everyone receiving a valentine except for you, you are feeling guilty about the way you acted in some real life situation. You may also be feeling left out in your social environment.... My Dream Interpretation
If the physical structure of a valentine features in your dream, you are likely expressing a wish to connect in a romantic way, either with a specific person or with the nature of romantic love in general.
If it is the day itself that features in your dream, examine your personal associations with this holiday for a more accurate interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of feeling sad or disappointed on Valentine’s day suggests that it is time to make a strong commitment to your own happiness. You may need to organize a special ritual just for yourself: for example, write a ‘love letter’ and read it to yourself in the moonlight.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is important to be alert to such dreams because they show an extreme situation that must be resolved in a peaceful manner. They can also be signs of a physical or emotional loss that the dreamer has not completely assimilated.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Muhammad, upon whom be peace; Mecca; Medina)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to ancient texts, this dream announces that the poor will gain benefits from the losses of the rich.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The body possesses a natural reflex for getting rid of something harmful that has entered the digestive system. This regulatory impulse senses the presence of toxins or poisons and triggers a muscular contraction to expel the unwanted material. While vomiting can be caused by different stimuli, from tainted food to a viral infection to self-inducement, the symbolic meaning is the same: getting rid of something that is perceived to be bad. Because of the connection between vomit and food, this image will always have something to do with nurturance and self-care.
If it shows up in a dream, there is something amiss in how you are being nurtured.
(See Gagging.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The right to choose the ideas and beliefs that govern your life.
Deciding upon the best person to lead a group, or help you with a specific situation by- taking the leadership role.
Having to make a single selection from a large group of options regarding something that affects your future. Make sure this decision is an educated one.
Singling out aspects of yourself to develop more publicly. In this case, note the name of the winning candidate for possible symbolism.
For example, if Ms. Lovage Charity appears, you may be trying to develop a stronger charitable image in your community.... The Language of Dreams
If you are voting in a dream, you are exploring the ways in which small ideas or thoughts have the capacity to be gathered in great number in order to create change. There is also an element around voting that creates a boundary separation between sides, and you are either voting for or against something or someone. Such a dream may be asking you to take a stand in your life: yes or no.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. If aware that someone is waiting for one, he/she feels dominant in a relationship.
3. One is waiting to take action. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If we are impatient, it may be that our expectations are too high.
If we arc waiting patiently, there is the understanding that events will happen in their own good time.
2- When we become aware that something is expected from us, and other people are waiting for appropriate action, we may need to consider our own leadership qualities.
3- In developing spiritually we must often learn to wait until the time is right. We have to wait for the passage of time.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are impatient, it may be that our expectations are too high.
If we are waiting patiently, there is the understanding that events will happen in their own good time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are impatient in your dream, then you have high expectations but if you are waiting patiently, you believe things happen in their own good time. Dreams in which you are stuck in a stationary traffic jam or in a brokendown car may express frustration about a relationship that seems to be lacking in direction or going nowhere. Such dreams, like that of not being able to find a parking spot, suggest an inability to find your true identity in life.
Dreams in which you are waiting for test results, lying in front of a doctor or waiting in the dentist’s chair dreading what is about to happen to you may reflect real concern if you have a health problem and are awaiting the results of a scan or test.
If this isn’t the case, such dreams are telling you that an unavoidable ordeal lies ahead and you need the strength to face it. Alternatively, your unconscious may be aware of a potential problem with your health or teeth and is trying to encourage you to consult your doctor or dentist for a check-up.... The Element Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: See Outer Office.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your dream takes place in such an environment, look to where in your life you may be anticipating an event or a change in direction.
If you know what you are waiting for in your dream, add that to your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Example: ‘1 still want him all to myself. We never touch or kiss or anything in the dreams, and I want him to, but would never let on I wanted this. I am a bit coy in my dreams’ (Pauline B). Pauline is dreaming about a past lover whom she has tried to forget, but when we pick out the wants’ we see how strong her feelings are. Looking at dreams in this way helps us define what our desires are.
Example: The older man still wanted something from me. I didn’t want to be involved with him at all and yet had to be polite, etc., so he wouldn’t hit out at me/us. We needed some kind of contact with this man, I lent forward and kissed him on his face and drew back quickly as I didn’t want to give any more than that, I had a fear that he would want more’ (Sandra O). Sandra had divorced an older husband, and was living with a younger man.
The complication of her wants’ is shown in the dream. When it is a ‘don’t want’ in the dream, it is helpful to change it to a positive. ‘I didn’t want to go with my mother’ could become ‘I wanted to do my own thing.’
Because what we want is complex and often in conflict, our dream characters may want something which we oppose, as in the following example. Example: To escape from a man chasing me, I decided I must get a taxi home. Got in one driven by a woman who wanted to take me to the man who was chasing me. Woke up sweating’ (Ann G).
The urge to integrate the male pan of herself, seen as the taxi driver, is in conflict with Ann’s fear of it. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you are joining together pieces of fabric, or creating an exciting design, this could, however, indicate that you are bringing together certain aspects of your waking life.
If you make mistakes with your craftwork, drop a stitch or break your thread, perhaps you have recently been tactless in your daily life or had a quarrel with someone. Were you successful in patching up your differences? See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream about a body builder suggests you are frustrated about your lack of progress in your social ambitions.... My Dream Interpretation
To see writing, denotes that you will be upbraided for your careless conduct and a lawsuit may cause you embarrassment.
To try to read strange writing, signifies that you will escape enemies only by making no new speculation after this dream. See Letters. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are writing in a dream or reading someone else’s writing, it may be an unconscious effort to become aware of forces or issues in life. Writing is a secondary form of communication. Speaking is more direct and less cumbersome for most. Thus, the written message in your dream may be disguised or may be less genuine than other forms of receiving information from the unconscious. You may be trying to figure something out and this might be the first step in that process.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To account for something to yourself. But it may also mean an important message or tip. You need to turn to a particular person and discuss something important with him or her. Or, if you have an important question, this person may have an answer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For instance, a pencil would suggest that the information is less permanent than with a pen, whereas a typewriter or word processor would tend to suggest business communication rather than personal.
2- Writing as a creative art is meaningful, and as a form of self- expression it perhaps allows us to communicate when spoken words are inadequate. In dreams we may learn how to communicate with ourselves in differing ways.
3- The dreamer may not be consciously aware of his spiritual progression.
Dreaming of writing suggests a subconscious record is being kept.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Consider what the writing says, and to whom it’s addressed first. Very often the words are a message from your own subconscious or ego that need your attention.
The creative process. Many writers tell me that they dream of writing things before they actually put pen to pad.
Writing with footnotes is a subconscious message to be certain you’re carefully checking your sources of information with regard to a specific person or situation. Don’t believe everything you read and hear without some other confirmation.
If writing appears in a journal, this represents the need to record events carefully This information will prove useful later.
Writing with a quill pen symbolizes the power and responsibility- for your words. Great documents like the Declaration of Independence were scribed with this implement, with due diligence. What declarations are you writing into your life?
Writing a manuscript that never gets finished, or finishing one that gets rejected, portends similar disappointments on the horizon.
Examine this situation closely to be sure you’re seeing everything that’s important.... The Language of Dreams
If you do the writing: don’t take an oral agreement seriously—insist that it be done in writing.
Depth Psychology: Writing is often the best way to bring clarity to your thoughts, emotions, and ideas. Are you confused about something at present? Do you want to see something in “black and white”? What are you writing about? What are odiers writing? See Bill, Leaf, Paper, Receipt.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that you are writing, you are creating difficulties by your own actions.... Mystic Dream Book
The most significant aspects of this dream are the words you can discern as well as the pressure the words are written in.
The heavier the pressure, the more impassioned the message. Consider the content of what you are writing as well as the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A manuscript would suggest some aspect of ancient knowledge.
Dreaming of writing suggests a subconscious record is being kept. Spiritually our signature is a reflection of ourselves; it is a representation of who we perceive ourselves to be.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, a pencil would suggest that the information is less permanent than with a pen. Our signature in a dream suggests that we have an appreciation of ourselves. We are prepared to recognize who we are and to make our mark in the world. Also consult the entries for ink, paper / parchment and pen / pencil for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of writing novels, plays or stories indicate that there is a creative streak in you that needs an outlet. Many great authors have received inspiration from their dreams.
To dream of writing and not knowing what you’re writing is a warning that you may be inadvertently communicating messages to others that they are misinterpreting in an insulting way.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(2) If someone else is writing, he or she may represent either someone in real life; or some part of yourself that is demanding attention, pleading for admission into your conscious life. In either case it will pay you to attend to what the writer is trying to tell you.
X Y Z... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the writer is someone else perhaps one aspect of your true self wants to get your attention. The contents of the letter can reveal valuable messages from your unconscious.
The mystical tradition, in this case, stresses the importance of the silence of words.
Dreaming of writing portends good news from relatives and friends.
If in the dream you write with difficulty or pain it portends unjust accusations.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The term worm is used metaphorically in some common English expressions to represent weakness and sneakiness, as in “he wormed his way into the group” or “what a worm he turned out to be.” The worm also symbolizes bait and rich, fertile soil.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are writing down names and addresses in your dream, this may be a reminder to remember your friends and take note of your enemies. It also suggests a need to reflect on something, or sort out your ideas and decisions. Perhaps the instrument with which you are writing is significant. For example, to write with a pencil or chalk would suggest the information is less permanent than were you to write with a pen or fountain pen, and a typewriter or word processor would suggest that the information is connected to business, rather than personal, issues. Writing a novel or writing in general can also suggest a desire to leave your mark on the world in some way.
If the writing is by someone you know, this refers to their influence over your life and thought processes in waking life.
If you are writing to someone you know, he or she may represent the nature of the issues you are trying to express.
If you dream of someone else writing, this can show an aspect of yourself that is seeking to express itself.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are writing in a dream or reading someone else’s writing, it may suggest an unconscious effort to become aware of forces or issues in life. Take note that writing is a secondary form of communication. Speaking is more direct and less cumbersome for most. Thus, the written message
In your dream may be disguised or may be less genuine than other forms of receiving information from the unconscious.
You may be trying to figure something out and this might be the first step in that process. Sometimes the instrument you are using when writing is important. For example, a pencil would suggest the information is less permanent than it would be if you were using a permanent marker; a typewriter or word processor would suggest business rather than personal communications.
If you dream of leaning over to write on a blank sheet of paper, this suggests an opportunity to make a fresh start and if you are holding a pen, you have found a means to express your thoughts. Were you writing to someone you know or starting to write a novel? Whatever you were writing and whoever it was for, the message implicit in dream writing is that you have an urge to communicate either to someone in particular or to a wider audience. An ink blot in a dream suggests that you have doubts about something or someone in waking life. The shape of the blot may be significant if you can recall it.
If tears smudge your writing, this may suggest feelings of guilt towards someone or emotional difficulties.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the “someone” is unknown to the dreamer, the dreamer needs to seek information from someone as yet unknown - as phoning up a librarian to find out if the library has a certain book.
If someone is shouting at the dreamer, if the dreamer knows that person, then he has been shutting out vital communications from that person.
If the shouter is unknown to the dreamer, then there is information that the dreamer needs to seek out. Astrological parallels: Mercury, Mars... Dream Explanations of Astro Center