Accepting something from the dead is regarded as good while giving him something is regarded as bad.
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
(Blanched; Boiled eggs; Poached; Stew) In a dream, boiled vegetables, eggs, meat or poached eggs, etcetera, signify fast coming earnings, or a profitable business. Boiled vegetables in a dream also mean paying one’s debts, an unanticipated arrival of something expected to happen later, celebrations, a wedding or distress, sorrow or poverty. Cooking mixed vegetables with milk in a dream means mixing lineage, or marriage from a different tribe, or it could mean starting a new and a good tradition.
Dreams of crawling symbolize that you are beginning a new venture and are tentatively trying to get your footing. You may be realizing the need to have patience with yourself while you learn a new skill. Keep in mind that you have to crawl before you can walk.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Crawling on one’s knees in a dream represents a chronic illness, or praying in a sitting position while being able to stand up in prayers. It also could mean wavering in one’s decision to travel and being reprimanded for it, or it could mean losing interest or lacking vigor.
If a poor person sees himself crawling in a dream, it means that his needs will be satisfied.
If he is a rich, it means that he will become needy. Crawling in a dream also could mean complaisance and partiality toward people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a draw bridge represent that you are creating rigid boundaries regarding who and what you allow into your life, rejecting energy that is non-supportive of you. Also, your unresolved trust issues may be keeping you from allowing love and intimacy in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A drawbridge functions in two ways and allows completely different modes of transportation to exist. In the world of symbols, the cars on land represent thoughts and consciousness and the boats on water connect to emotions and the unconscious. By being able to change shape, the drawbridge can distinguish between which is more important. In a dream, consider how the drawbridge is operating, for it will point to which mode has higher priority at the moment.
If the drawbridge is not working properly, your own ability to distinguish between emotions and thoughts is being affected.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of a drawer represents a space within you that is not normally in view, your secret, sacred world, and perhaps a virginal aspect of you. Consider the contents of the drawer.
If the drawer is locked, then they are taboo. This dream may be informing you to integrate the contents of this drawer into your outward personality. See Pandora’s Box and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Its image is that of a closed place where treasures are stored. To open a drawer and to find it empty indicates disappointment. To see an open drawer is a sign that the mind is open and ready. To fill it with objects and to close it indicates foresight. To empty its content is signal of moving and changes (both physical and mental).... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(1) You go to a drawer for something you want or need. It may, therefore, symbolize a source of wisdom, a place - within yourself - where you will find the answer to your problem, the cure for your disease.
(2) A chest of drawers may represent your psyche. The top drawer will then be your conscious ego, the bottom drawer or lower drawers the unconscious layers of your psyche.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Looking into the perfumery drawer or the drawer where the precious stone balance is stored in a dream means high winds of profits, satisfying one’s needs and reuniting with one’s family. Apaper storage drawer means longevity. In general, a drawer in a dream represents glad tidings.
If one opens a drawer and finds a pearl or a gem inside it in a dream, it means good news or a profit one will receive in few days.
(Also see Table of Contents)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A closed drawer means that you will have to outmaneuver an unsuspected rival for something you want An open drawer signifies a new opportunity, and if the drawer is full it signals a propitious time for undertaking a new venture.
An empty drawer indicates success but only after hard work.
A locked drawer or trouble opening one suggests unforeseen obstacles in your path, but persevere, you can overcome them with patience.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Drawers may convey a sense of being hidden or of putting something away. They also represent one’s inner state, so a disorderly drawer may indicate internal chaos, and an orderly drawer, psychological order.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: If you are drawing: pay attention to how you express yourself; often small efforts have great results. Seeing a drawing: people will present you with a “fait accompli.’ See Painting, Writing.
Depth Psychology: Here it is important to know what the drawing is about; is it about an actual event or subject, or a memory from the past that you’re dealing with now? See Picture.... Dreamers Dictionary
The act of drawing is an effort to take something from inside of your consciousness and express it in the world of form.
It is a creative act that results in something tangible. As a dream symbol, drawing relates to this impulse to allow yourself an outlet for creative expression and the patience to allow form to appear to you slowly.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This could simply mean that you have latent artistic talents that should be given expression. But it can have other meanings. Are you overdrawn at the bank? Are you drawing on inner resources? What you draw is very significant, as it can reveal the issues and problems you are trying to resolve in waking life. An ancient tradition says that if a woman dreams she is drawing with a pencil and then rubs it out, her lover will be unfaithful.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a person dreams that he has drawn water from the well and given it to people to drink, it means he will be a means of providing livelihood to orphans, the weak and poor. It also means he will live a life of piety and virtue. Perhaps his wealth may become a means of people proceeding for Hajj.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Drowning in deep water suggests floundering in the depths of the unconscious. As with dreams of pursuit or being chased, this dream alerts you to areas of your unconscious that are creating conflict and need to be examined with care.
Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.
Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one’s sins are forgiven in a dream, it means receiving guidance, abstinence from sin, protecting one’s chastity, hoping for God’s forgiveness, engaging in charitable actions and offering atonements.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In a spiritual sense, dreaming of a gift may be pointing us towards our creative talents, of which we may not yet be aware. We need to acknowledge the gifts and talents we have and use them appropriately. In a spiritual sense giving in is submitting to a higher authority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Each of us has a store of unconscious knowledge, which from time to time becomes available to us and may appear in dreams as gifts. Some of these gifts we are able to share with others. This satisfies one of the fundamental needs of the human being: to be able to give to others. Psychologically this represents our ability to belong to a community, to have others belong within our lives and to assume responsibility for other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Giving is all about the relationships we have with ourselves, the environment and with others. So to dream of giving somebody something in a dream indicates our need to give and take within a relationship – our need to give of ourselves, perhaps to share with others what we have, and to create an environment that allows for give and take.
To receive a gift within a dream is to recognize our talents and abilities. You might also like to consult the entries for present / presents for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Allot; Distribute; Gift; Offer) Giving something in a dream indicates the value or worth of the giver.
If one gives his workers or a needy person little money when they merit more, it denotes his disobedience to the commands of God Almighty, or straying away from the prophetic traditions.
If one is denied what he is asking for in a dream, it means failure in his religious practices, suffering from the consequences of challenging others and arguing about religious laws, or it could represent one’s perilous pursuit of heedless thoughts.
If a sick person sees himself paying his debts in a dream, it means his death or the spoiling of his wealth.
If he is healthy, then it denotes a case of mental derangement, anger, lack of self-control or raising one’s voice unnecessarily.
If a poor person sees himself paying someone’s debt in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits. Receiving monetary compensation by a court order in a dream denotes lawful earnings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Relatedness; the son of exchange or give and take which goes on in a relationship, even the internal relationship with oneself, or the environment. One can give afTection, support, sex, ideas, as well as wounds. One needs to see what the interaction is by looking at what is given. Receiving: consider what is received to define what you are accepting or rejecting in oneself or from others.
The idioms show the many ways this action can be used: don’t give me that, give and take; give as good as one gets; give away or give-away; give oneself away, give somebody away; don’t give a brass farthing; give place; give a piece of one’s mind, give them enough rope; give someone the evil or glad eye; give someone the elbow; give one’s notice. See gift. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Giving is all about the internal relationship with oneself or the environment and with others. So to dream of giving somebody something in a dream indicates our need to give and take within a relationship - our need to give of ourselves, perhaps to share with others what we have, and to create an environment that allows for give and take.
2- It is one of the fundamental needs of the human being to be able to share with other people. Psychologically this represents our ability to belong to others, to have others belong within our lives and to assume responsibility for other people. So to dream of giving in this wav indicates our own innate abilities.
3- The dreamer should acknowledge the gifts he has and use them appropriately, lest they be taken away.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of sending someone flowers or presenting or receiving flowers or a bouquet, try to identify who the other person in the dream is. It may be someone you admire, love or respect, someone from whom you desire admiration, love or respect, or someone who has more regard for you than you realize. According to dream-lore, to dream that you receive a bouquet of flowers represents respect, approval, admiration and reward.
If you can’t identify the person in your dream, this suggests that your self-esteem needs a boost. A garland of flowers given or received has similar, though more formal, associations.
If you are sending or receiving a wreath of flowers, this may be connected with feelings of guilt, hostility of loss that you need come to terms with.
If you are giving dead flowers in your dream, this represents something you want cut out of your life because you no longer have anything more than dead feelings towards it.... The Element Encyclopedia
Giving birth in a dream represents giving birth to some project or creative endeavor. It may mention a new friendship. It may also signify the birth of a new aspect of the self that bnngs new qualities and skills to your personality.
A difficult birth may represent problems in delivering a product to the marketplace.
A premature birth may remark that you are way ahead of yourself and others and, as a result, your ideas may not have been cultivated long enough in order to be realized.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
whover sees herself giving birth to a son and he speaks with her soon after, then it indicates her death. And if she sees herself giving birth to a girl, and she talks with her soon after, then Allah the AllMighty will grant her a son who will dominate his nation.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
If you are a woman and you dream of giving birth, the first question to ask yourself is do you actually want to get pregnant? If you do, your dream may be an example of wish-fulfillment. The purpose of your unconscious was probably to fulfill your fervent desire for all to go well. There have also been recorded instances of women and men dreaming about the birth of a baby before they even knew they were expecting; somehow the dream was a response to the presence of an actual fetus, not yet detected by doctors and pregnancy tests.
If you are pregnant and you dream that labor and delivery was difficult, it probably reflects anxieties about the impending birth. The same applies to dreams about giving birth to an animal; they are simply mirroring your concerns and anxieties.
If you are a prospective father, your dream may also be depicting your hopes and fears for the welfare of your unborn child.
If you are not pregnant, birth dreams can indicate a desire for children but are more likely to represent something else in waking life. The birth of a child signals a new beginning and the emergence of new life; in dreams the meaning is much the same: a new way of life, a new attitude, a new discovery, a new project and so on.
If you hear about a birth, or watch or witness a birth in your dream, this also suggests the beginning of a new and fruitful cycle in your life.
Birth dreams therefore are an expression of big changes that have been occurring for a long period of time. Did the dream delivery go well or was it difficult?
Again, the answer may indicate the likely ease of turning your hopes into reality.
If this doesn’t apply, then dream births may symbolize your brain child, perhaps an idea or a project you are longing to complete successfully.
Alternatively, did your dream focus on one aspect of birth—the umbilical cord, for example? If the cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck, this may indicate that your ideas are being strangled or in danger of being strangled.
If the cord was neatly severed, this can indicate that your ideas have been cut free and are now independent of you.
If there were problems cutting the cord, this could be a symbol of a grown-up family that is beginning to leave home. Or it may be that you yourself are finding it hard to fly the family nest and branch out on your own.
If you are not able to see your baby after a difficult labor, this can indicate that you are laboring in vain in waking life and aren’t being rewarded by the sight of your mental offspring.... The Element Encyclopedia
Fleeing or approaching something, as in Emigration. Not wanting to be part of something anymore or not wanting to be doing something in a particular way. What’s important is what you want to exit from, and what your feelings are.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Death) In a dream, the return of one’s soul back to its Lord means remitting of a trust back to its rightful owner, the recovery of a sick person from his illness, the release of a prisoner from jail, or perhaps it could represent a reunion of people who love one another.
Healthy and simple, green vegetables allude to a simple style of life, without complications (usually they are fresh or cooked).
The vegetable in dreams has a positive meaning, since it announces success in negotiations and satisfaction in love. It also provides the accomplishment of the most hidden desires, in general, the end of some type of badness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: Raw emotion is present in dreams when we are able to access hose things we choose to cover up in everyday life. Where we have difficulty in expressing this, such feelings can be given vent to in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Images in dreams that highlight a state of rawness may be bringing to our attention that elements of our lives have not been worked on or worked with to their best advantage. Raw meat might represent a wound and raw vegetables a dietary deficiency, particularly if they are those we do not like.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of raw foods denote extreme attention to your intake of energy and your ability to make the most of a situation, and garner that, which supports your vitality. Perhaps you are feeling naked, unabashed, authentic, and connected to your spirit and pure essence. Alternatively, you may also be feeling raw and vulnerable, and desirous of a more juicy and passionate life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
In a dream, straw represents richness, prosperity and a good harvest, for one who gathers straw ends and brings them home. Eating straw in a dream means poverty and hunger. Locking or placing straw in an unsuitable container such as safe or a dresser in a dream means depression and destruction of cattle feed. Straw in a dream represents charities. Abundance of straw in a dream also represent a community where the female count exceeds the number of men. Wheat straw in a dream means goodness and trustworthiness.
(Also see Wheat straw)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Straw in dreams highlights weakness and emptiness. Unless the image of straw appears in a countryside scene, we arc probably aware of a passing phase which has little meaning.
A straw house being a temporary structure would suggest a state of impermanence is present in our lives.
2- When we say something is built on straw, we are aware that it does not have a proper foundation. We need to look at what we feel is impermanent in our lives and build on it.
3- Straw appearing in a dream can often reveal that we feel there is a lack of support or that the support we do have seems to be rather dry and brittle when undertaking our Spiritual journey.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of drinking through a straw, then this dream is showing you that you are sucking energy from a particular source, to get nourished, quenched, and filled up. Consider what it is that you are drinking and how it makes you feel.
If you dream of drawing straws, then you are grappling with the fear of coming up short, or fearing that if you win, then someone else will come up short. Dreams of a house made of straw means you have flimsy structures of support in your life that could be huffed and puffed and blown over. In general, straw signifies warmth and wealth that has not yet manifested.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If your dream featured heaps of straw, it signifies security through increased savings; stacks of straw predict an increase in material wealth; burning straw is a warning against loss of money due to carelessness; wet straw suggests loss of freedom due to foolish behavior: and a straw bed forecasts an improved income, unless you slept on it, in which case it means you are in for a lover’s quarrel.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Vision: Seeing a straw hat: you are wasting your time on unimportant things. Also—you are too talkative! Lying on straw: your financial situation will take a turn for the worse. Wearing a straw hat: you will enjoy a few happy, carefree days.
Depth Psychology: The dream warns about taking material risks or indicates an impending crisis. See Hay.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: Strawberries, like violets, are symbols of humility, but also temptation.
Vision: Enjoying a bowl of strawberries means luck in your love life. See Apple, Berries, Pear. Looking at strawberries: the affection you have for another person is growing. Collecting wild strawberries: you would like to have a love affair. Spilling strawberries: disappointment in matters of love. See Berries, Fruit.
Depth Psychology: Strawberries symbolize your need for friendship as well as an intimate relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
Happiness is the message contained in a strawberry dream.
If you picked them, you are likely to have an unexpected and delightful vacation; otherwise, whether you ate them, served them, bought them, or cooked them, they signify happy domestic and/or love affairs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Strawberries symbolize feminine sensuality. Eating strawberries augurs the beginning of a loving relationship. Passion and desire are the keys expressed through these fruits.
If during the dream you do not taste this delicacy at all it seems clear that you are repressing yourself. Keep in mind that unfulfilled sexual desires do not disappear and, therefore, the unconscious sends you messages reminding of an inhibited erotic load.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of seeing or eating strawberries represents your erotic thoughts and desires. Strawberries reflect the female aspects especially referring to sex. This dream may also suggest that you are close to achieving your objectives.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see or use a drinking straw in your dream suggests that you have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bonds with them.
To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about Thanksgiving represents togetherness, family reunions and your sense of community.
The dream is a reflection on your life and the connections that you have made. Alternatively, this dream may be a metaphor indicating that you need to thank somebody. Consider also your own personal associations and memories related to Thanksgiving.... My Dream Interpretation
Cucumbers, turnips and other greens symbolise meager sustenance which the observer will acquire after experiencing grief and fear. At times, it could also mean that one’s grief and sorrow will intensify and the obtaining of rizq will prolong.
The same is the interpretation of coconut, onion, leek, garlic, ginger, carrots, radish etc.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The garden where crops are grown symbolizes everything related to your small, often inconfessable, desires. To dream that you plant a garden indicates that you are achieving, little by little, the small goals that give life meaning. Additionally, if you pick fruit from the orchard, there is a possibility of receiving an unexpected prize. (See AGRICULTURE)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The meaning varies to some extent according to the action and vegetable involved, and where possible—or applicable—the individual listing should be consulted; however, as a general guide: eating vegetables forecasts a season of ups and downs; growing them is a sign of happy family times ahead; cooking or serving them suggests that although success may be slow it will be sure; however, if the vegetables in your dream were spoiled or rotten, you must be prepared for a period of disappointment, but in that case you can nourish yourself on the thought that it will soon pass.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of eating vegetables, is an omen of strange luck. You will think for a time that you are tremendously successful, but will find to your sorrow that you have been grossly imposed upon. Withered, or decayed vegetables, bring unmitigated woe and sadness.
For a young woman to dream that she is preparing vegetables for dinner, foretells that she will lose the man she desired through pique, but she will win a well-meaning and faithful husband. Her engagements will be somewhat disappointing. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreaming about a large variety of foods seems to be typical. Food represents nourishment and pleasure. Interpreting the symbolism of vegetables in your dream depends on how you feel about them in daily life: whether you like them for their taste and nutritional value, or find them dull and boring. You may be projecting a need to feed your body or soul or reflecting on a dull and not very satisfying part of life.
The shape and type of vegetable and the overall content of the dream need be considered when making interpretation. See also: Food... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you see a table loaded down with fresh and cooked vegetables and this makes you hungry it denotes you are lacking in some nutrient or vitamin that your body needs to maintain itself, the one vegetable that is featured in your dream will give you a clue as to which one it is.
Dreaming of fruit is a complimentary dream to dreaming of vegetables.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If long as carrot, male sexuality: if a woman’s dream, feelings about sex with male; if male dream, his own sexuality. Onion: something to cry about; also the different layers of oneself—inner self, outer self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If this is a play on words, your subconscious is saying that for some reason you have begun to feel as productive as an inanimate, uprooted vegetable. Get up and become an active participant in life again!
Each vegetable in a dream has a different interpretive value.
For example, a carrot is a masculine emblem that also represents vision and luck. Additionally, as an omen, carrots symbolize forthcoming wealth, health, and happy marriages.
Dreaming of eating celery is an omen of love and affection. Cauliflower growing in a garden foretells increased business prospects, corn might depict a “corny” personality or the promise of improved finances, and beans carry a magical overtone thanks to the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
Root vegetables denote grounding, a connection to your family, and the staples of both spiritual and mundane life.
Jungian: Because vegetables get nourished by all the elements, they represent the depths of the subconscious, the deepest roots, and the fundamental self.
Societal, cultural, or religious limitations. Many vegetables have been shunned because of one of these contexts, such as tomatoes being thought poisonous, or potatoes not being eaten by Puritans because they are not in the Bible.
Eating vegetables in a dream is a portent of odd luck and coincidence on the horizon.... The Language of Dreams
A maiden who dreams that she is preparing vegetables in the kitchen will be likely to lose a lover through a stand-offish attitude that will prove too much for him to combat.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Looking at vegetables suggests that you need to take better care of your health. Eating vegetables: reexamine your conduct toward children and friends; you are either asking too much of them or taking advantage of them. Planting vegetables: pleasant hours with friends or a pleasant event.
Depth Psychology: Particularly in women’s dreams, vegetables are a symbol of erotic needs and desires. As a man, do you prefer a young and fresh “thing”?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you see a table loaded down with fresh and cooked vegetables and this makes you hungry it denotes you are lacking in some nutrient or vitamin that your body needs to maintain itself, the one vegetable that is featured in your dream will give you a clue as to which one it is. See also, fruit.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
“Eat your vegetables; they’re good for you” is one of the most prolific adages of parenting in the Western world. In this way, as a symbol, vegetables represent taking responsibility for doing what is good for you. In the same vein, the presence of vegetables in a dream may point to the potential for healthier choices in your life, and the way vegetables appear in the context of the dream may point to your relationship with such choices.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see vegetables in your dream signifies your need for spiritual nourishment. It may also suggest that you are lacking in some essential nutrients, whether these be physical, emotional, social or intellectual. To see withered vegetables in your dream denotes sadness.
If you are a vegetarian in your dream, this represents a separate opinion or attitude. A vegetable steamer denotes the preserving of important elements. See also VEGETABLES AND FRUIT.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vegetables and fruit are a vital source of nourishment in the real world, and in dreamland their reference is usually to feeding the emotions rather than nourishing the body.
In general, fertility and readiness are associated with ripe and succulent fruit. To see fruit in your dream may therefore signify a period of growth, abundance, sweet reward and financial gain. However, if you dream of fruit that is past its ripeness, it is said to represent a missed opportunity or a loss of fertility. You are thought to be concerned with nourishment, fullness or abundance if you dream of vegetables; or feel you are lacking these things if the vegetables are spoiled or of poor quality. According to Freud, dreams that feature vegetables and fruits may be of a sexual nature, depending on the shape of the vegetable and your feelings in the dream. For Jungians, vegetables are symbols of personal growth indicating the need for spiritual nourishment.
Interpreting the symbolism of fruits and vegetables in your dream depends on how you feel about them in daily life; whether you like them for their taste and nutritional value, or find them dull and boring. You may be projecting a need to feed your body or soul, or reflecting on a dull and not very satisfying part of life. The number, shape, color, taste and type of vegetable or fruit and the overall content and feeling of your dream also need be considered. See also FOOD AND DRINK.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vegetables, like fruits, provide nourishment and nutrients but unlike fruits they are seldom regarded as delicious or sweet treats. This is why in dreamland they symbolize experiences that are good for us, providing basic emotional nourishment. But vegetables are not always good news; because we often refer to people who are slow, lazy, sluggish or inactive as ’vegetables’ or ’cabbages’ or ’couch potatoes’, a dream image of vegetables may be referring to your own inability to think, function or get active in waking life.
In dreams, vegetables can symbolize the most basic human emotions. There may also be an allusion to your diet; in waking life you may not be getting enough fiber, cereals and vegetables. Bear in mind, too, that your own personal associations and preferences concerning specific vegetables will influence your interpretation; for example, if you were forced to eat spinach as a child, you may associate it with punishment. If, however, you have taken personal associations into consideration and they still can’t help you interpret your dream, it may be that your unconscious was drawing from a wider source of symbolism.
For example, if you dreamed of a long, rigid vegetable such as a leek, carrot or cucumber, this could be a phallic symbol referring to intimacy issues in waking life. Also consider the words associated with vegetables such as ’cool as a cucumber’, ’mushrooming’, ’dangling a carrot’, ’peas in a pod’ and ’hot potato’. Because many vegetables grow in the soil, they also have numerous associations with death and rebirth, often being considered as a powerful symbol of spiritual growth. In the broadest sense, vegetables are a connection to your family and community, and represent the goodness you can take from earth.
Vegetables force you down to the depths of your unconscious.
Eating vegetables signifies the taking in of fundamental spiritual nourishment, and in this sense, cooking vegetables can be seen as an alchemical process.
If the vegetables in your dream are overcooked, this could suggest that you are concentrating too long and too hard on a particular problem, or ’overcooking’ a relationship by allowing it to become claustrophobic. On the other hand, cooked or prepared vegetables could refer to ideas which are developing or simply offering themselves to you, ready for growth and nurture. Growing vegetables indicates fertility and renewal. Rotting vegetables are a symbol of death and endings but they are also the precursor to renewal and growth. Seeing rows of neatly planted vegetables in a dream could mean the loss of freewill or the imposition of too rigid a sense of order in your life. Wild vegetables, by the same token, symbolize disorganization. Frozen vegetables show a state of suspended emotional animation, whilst processed vegetables have had some, or all, of their nutrients removed and suggest the dominance of style over substance in waking life.
The color of the vegetable will also be significant. A common dream image presents a variety of vegetables in great abundance for the dreamer to feast on suggesting a desire to enjoy the goodness of nature. However, such dreams may also reflect concerns about your lack of money or abundance. As with fruits, don’t forget that the color, shape, number and condition of the vegetables in your dream will all be significant. See also COLORS; NUMBERS; SHAPES.
If a vegetable, or group of vegetables, featured strongly in your dream and you’d like to know more about the symbolism of vegetables, it might be worth doing some research on the historical, cultural, religious and medicinal significance of specific vegetables to enrich your interpretation. The list on pages 646-48 of specific vegetables and their meanings in dreams is by no means comprehensive.... The Element Encyclopedia