Unfortunately, during this time we tend to recall fewer dreams as we feel that we simply haven’t got time to remember them or think about them. By the time we are in our forties, however, many of us begin to catch our breath and start to reflect on our lives so far. Often in the middle of our lives there is a feeling that some kind of change is essential. For example, we may explore our creative potential, go back to school, change career or partner, take up an exciting new sport, downsize and so on.
If you are in your forties, your dreams may well reflect this craving for change with their themes of adventure, romance and daring, but if this craving isn’t acknowledged, themes of conflict and aggression may feature strongly in your dreams.
The need to look back at your early promise may also prompt dreams of school, old friends or the search for a lost car. During the middle years you may also find yourself with the new-found responsibility of caring for parents with failing health. Not surprisingly dreams experienced if this is the case often involved themes of escape—part of you wishes to be free from this enormous responsibility. In waking life, you may take your duties seriously but this cannot stop your dreaming mind booking your parents—or parents-in-law—on a plane to nowhere or on an endless cruise.
If you aren’t in this stage of life, a dream about fast forwarding or returning to your thirties and forties will most likely reflect your growing sense of responsibility and longing to make your mark on the world.
One of the most common dreams in midlife is that of the lost car. You park the car and return to find it’s gone. You wander anxiously around the area but cover the same ground with no results. In short, this is a dream about feeling lost because you have followed the rules rather than your instinct or intuition.
If you have this dream, the indication is that some part of your waking life is unfulfilling and you feel as if you have lost something precious; you are not only upset when you recognize you have lost it but your life comes to a complete standstill. Another common dream at this time is that of a forgotten baby or child; in this dream, you are going about your routine as normal but hear a child or baby crying. You search for a while then discover a baby or child in the cupboard and suddenly realize that they have been in there, not for hours, but for days. You are filled with feelings of shock and regret. The baby in the dream indicates the part of yourself that was initiated and then abandoned; for example, a college education that was postponed for marriage. In other words, the child is something you began but set aside. Such dreams emerge to remind you that it is not too late to exploit your hidden potential or rediscover an idea or passion from the past.... The Element Encyclopedia
2- Women arc often more able to create a network of ‘sisters’ through the use of intuition, and often will svmbolise this in their dreams as a tangible bonding.
3- Unlimited Relationship.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A network, on the other hand, may be more supportive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Although networking seems like a very modern skill tied to career advancement in the media age, it is actually quite ancient. Networking would also have been an integral part of any military alliance as well as all social and clan confederations in prehistory.
If a messenger or journalist appears in your dreams, this suggests that you have the skills to bring information—or power— and inspiration to others. The question is will you use these skills for the good of the group, or for personal gain?... The Element Encyclopedia
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
2. A message from the subconscious, usually about direction in life (inscription).
3. Long life ahead. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The inscription on the tombstone will give you more insight into the meaning of the dream... Christian Dream Symbols
The headstone may also point to the need to gncve a loss, whether a real death or a personal failure.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you could read the epitaph (the writing on the stone), the dream means that you can solve whatever problems are facing you much more easily than you think.
If you couldn’t make out the writing, you can expect news of a happy family event.... My Dream Interpretation
analysis of a dream
Julio dreamed: “I dreamt that my tongue itched a lot and I could not alleviate it. I tried to scratch it with my teeth but the taste buds, which were like enormous pink pimples, popped in my mouth, leaving a horrible bitter taste. I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see it so purple. It was a very stressful dream that left a bad taste in my mouth when I woke up.”
The tongue is strongly associated with the act of speaking. In Julio’s case, the dream was a warning for him to stop lying. At the time of the dream, Julio had problems with some friends because of his tendency to lie and talk badly about them. His unconscious was warning him of the “dirtiness” of his tongue and that he should solve it as soon as possible. The bad taste in his mouth is a reflection of the problems his attitude could cause.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A tombstone indicates a need or desire to stay somewhat connected to that part of your psyche. For more layers of an interpretation, consider who the tombstone is representing; whoever the person is, it is the qualities that he or she possesses that have been released.
The tombstone indicates that the process has already occurred.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.
If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.
If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.
If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.
If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you. See also NIGHTMARES... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Diversity, duality, sometimes opposite individuals standing together.
3. Balance and symmetry. ... New American Dream Dictionary
feeling odds are against one. Idioms: put two and two together, two’s company; two timer, in two minds. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
According to Jung, two identical symbols refer to the unconscious, because two identical things cannot be distinguished from one another. Messengers from the underworld, for that reason, appear usually in twos.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Division or unity that results in improved strength or accented weakness.
Duality 7, adversity, ambivalence, or insincerity (e.g., being “two faced”).
Partnership; two forces joining to improve each and create a stronger oneness (as in marriage or business).... The Language of Dreams
A dream including the number two may express concern about finding a mate or concerns about problems in a relationship or marriage.
The number two also signifies duality, separation, or the union of opposites.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Generally speaking, Two might be a symbol of polarity— contradictions, good versus evil, spirit versus matter. It represents femininity, the ability to give and receive, and freedom of decision. This number tells you that everything has two sides and encourages you to reconcile contradictions and opposites or to balance them. See Moon.
Two-people have birthdays on the second, 11th (the master number), and 29th of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
The number two represents two different, interacting forces.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The Two in the I-Ching represents receptivity, sensitivity, and femininity. So, this dream is suggesting that you are open and receptive to a fulfilling partnership.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(2) Two may also symbolize a union or partnership: for example, of conscious and unconscious or masculine and feminine elements in the psyche. Such union or partnership is always fruitful and creative. (In Indian philosophy one is an arid number; two - male and female — can create. A Hindu god is always represented as two-in-one, a union of male and female.) See also Couple, Hermaphrodite, Marriage.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The concept of relativity evolves out of the energy of two, as the one has something to which it experiences itself as relative to.
The one can now know itself as self, because there is that which is “other.” All of the elements of two are embodied in this idea: partnership, duality, opposites, yin / yang, balance, and sharing, to name just a few.
The shadow side of two is the potential for collapsing into one another and losing the sense of self.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a Muslim recites these proclamations in a dream, it means that he will testify to the truth in a court of justice, or become known for his truthfulness.
(Also see Exalting God’s oneness; Exclamation of God’s sovereignty; Imam; Meadow; mosque; Qur’an; Pilgrimage)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(2) It may of course, if the person is a real-life acquaintance, mean that he or she is insincere and not to be trusted.
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