Dreams about activities and environments associated with childhood can be either motivating or discouraging, depending on the details of your dream and how you felt. For example, if you had a happy time playing with your dolls or a toy train set, your dream may simply be reminding you of the simple pleasure of letting your guard down from time to time to do nothing useful but play and relax. These kinds of dreams are particularly common if you have been extremely busy recently and haven’t had time to have fun. If, however, you were bored by the toy or activity in your dream, your unconscious may be urging you to put away childish things that don’t really give you stimulation and satisfaction, and to spend your time more productively.
Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream about issues with the environment (such as global warming, pollution, etc.) reflects negative emotions. You may be feeling upset and fearful of a situation or relationship. Alternatively, it suggests that you have not clearly understood a situation well enough to make an informed decision.... My Dream Interpretation
1. Dealing with real problems and quality of life.
2. Problems of “inner pollution”; emotional burdens and uncertainties.
3. A positive intention to create your own environment, an expression of realizing or ignoring complex personal needs and wishes. See Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Garbage, Spring, World.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In a dream, a turtle represents a woman who likes to adorn herself and to make herself noticeable to please men.
A turtle in a dream is also interpreted as a man of knowledge, or a chiefjustice, because she is most knowledgeable and God fearing amongst the sea creatures. In a dream, a turtle therefor could represent a devout worshipper who reads the scrolls of God’s prophet Abraham, upon whom be peace, or any of the holy scriptures. Seeing a pet turtle in a house or a town in a dream means that the people of knowledge in that locality are well respected. Seeing a turtle living in a dump, then it represents a knowledgeable person living in the midst of ignorant people who care little about learning anything from him. Eating a turtle in a dream means profits, benefits, or money.
If one sees a turtle inside his house, or ifhe owns one in a dream, it means that he will benefit from the company of a learned person who is acquainted with ancient manuscripts, or in interpreting ancient scrolls. Ifone sees a turtle lying on its back in a dream, it means that there is a man of knowledge in that town people donot recognize. Ifone sees a well kept and fed turtle sitting on a brocade in the dream, it means that the people of that town honor their scholars. However, a turtle in a dream also can be interpreted as deception, trickery, spying, hiding, evil and acquisition of weapons.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Turtles signify the odd and the unusual in your life and if you dream of seeing one you will have an odd incidence befall you and the good or the bad of it will have to be gleaned from the entire dream and the emotions expressed in it. Turtles are considered a good luck symbol as well as a symbol of long life and good health.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Symbol: The turtle is a symbol of Aphrodite (Venus), and of fertility, health, \italit\r, and immortality.
Vision: Seeing a turtle means you are well protected and have valuable friends. But it also means that you are easily taken advantage of because you react too slowly. Killing a turtle: you will lose the support of a benefactor. Finding a dead turtle: you are losing—through no fault of yours—a good friend or supporter.
Depth Psychology: If you are a very sensitive person, the turtle is a symbol of the “hard shell you wear” as a protection against being hurt. While the turtle itself is a symbol of inertia, the dream also means that you will travel through life with determination.... Dreamers Dictionary
Turtles signify the odd and the unusual in your life and if you dream of seeing one you will have an odd incidence befall you and the good or the bad of it will have to be gleaned from the entire dream and the emotions expressed in it. Turtles are considered a good luck symbol as well as a symbol of long life and good health. Also the term ‘duck soup’ tells you if something is easy to accomplish, especially if you are drinking it.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of a turtle are a message for you to sit still, be patient, and go slow. Once you find your center and go at a slower pace, you just might find that you will win the race. Dreams of a turtle are also a message for you to honor your creative source, to maintain your groundedness and connection with your mother, or perhaps mother earth. Because of a turtle’s shell, this dream can be revealing your defense strategies and your tough outer shell that protects and defends your vulnerability, and might be keeping you at arm’s length from the intimacy you desire. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This is related with slowness, longevity, and protection. Due to its slow speed, the turtle could represent natural evolution, in contrast to spiritual evolution. In some ways, this animal is the opposite of another symbol: wings. Wings represent flight as spiritual and elevating, while the turtle is associated with values such as heaviness, convolution, obscurity, and stagnation, etc.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
“Slow and steady wins the race” is the credo of the turtle. Patience and fortitude are the hallmarks of the medicine associated with this animal totem. When a turtle appears in your dream, you are being gifted with the patience you may need for any endeavor. Since turtles are also symbolic of self- protection, due to the fact that they carry their homes on their backs and can retreat at any moment, their appearance in a dream may be reminding you that no matter what the circumstances are, you are always safe.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
We associate turtles and their shells with their reputation for slowness and their protective coverings. So turtles in a dream could represent one’s emotional shell or one’s need to protect something. Alternatively, they could be representing some experience in which things seem to be going too slowly. But dream turtles could also be alluding to the tortoise who won the race against the hare because caution wins over haste.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Sea turtles and tortoises suggest a cautious spiritual search or path, so dreams involving them underline the importance of patience and fortitude in waking life; remember the story of The Tortoise and the Hare, in which slow and steady progress won the race. In this sense, turtles certainly symbolize the benefits of determined, calculated and well-thought-out actions as opposed to hastiness.
Being a fertile egglayer that can live for many centuries, the turtle’s symbolism relates both to wisdom and fertility, so if you dreamed of watching a turtle on its back frantically trying to right itself, could your dream have reflected your waking sense that your reallife circumstances have turned upside down? Turtles also represent the ability to protect yourself and take life at your own pace. Since they enjoy both air and water, turtles represent the ability to think clearly and feel deeply at the same time.
If your dream turtle is wounded or has been kept in a container, this may suggest issues with your body image, and may also indicate that you do not feel safe and secure in your body.... The Element Encyclopedia
Seeing a turtle walking on the road or in a garbage or in a dumping place means that the inhabitants of that place have little or no regard for Islamic knowledge. They will soon be deprived of Ilm and Ulama.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Dove; Pigeon; Ringdove) A turtledove in a dream represents a poet or a singer. Seeing a turtledove in a dream during the springtime means benefits and goodness, or it could mean the return of a long awaited traveller, satisfaction of one’s need, fulfillment of one’s intent, or overcoming distress. Seeing a turtledove during other seasons in a dream means delays. As for a pregnant woman, seeing a turtledove in a dream means that she will beget a son.
A turtledove in a dream also represents a pious woman or a blessed son.
(Also see Pigeon; Ringdove)... Islamic Dream Interpretation