Depth Psychology: A canoe paddle represents the energy with which you move through life—your desires, hopes, ideals, and even cravings. Are you paddling in place, or can you already see your goal? See Boat, Rowing.... Dreamers Dictionary
Washing dishes with Dawn may comment on a revelation or inspiration coming through the simple and mundane acts of life. It may suggest that you just came up with a great idea in the most unusual moment, or it may represent fresh ideas, which may initiate a new beginning.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dreamed of an iPad, pay careful attention to the other symbols in your dream.
The iPad is saying “put the pieces together to understand the overall meaning.” Also, if you use an iPad a lot during your waking life for work or play, your dream could be telling you to get outside more and take a break from the screen.... My Dream Interpretation
A padlock in a dream represents an employee who is treated roughly and unfavorably.
A padlock made from wood in a dream represents deceit and hypocrisy. Lockingone’s door securely in a dream means managingand controlling one’s business in accordance with the divine laws.
If one’s door does not have a lock in a dream, it means that one has no control over which way his life goes, and that he cares little about its consequences. Attempting to lock one’s door, but to no avail in a dream means one’s failure to complete an important project. Breaking a lock and entering a house in a dream represents a conqueror or benefits that will come through such a person.
A padlock in a dream also represents a bolt, a door latch, one’s son, a handicapped wife, taking shelter away from one’s enemy, a hidden treasure, or a burial ground.
A padlock in a dream also may denotes sorcery, concealing secrets, or hindrances obstructing one’s travel plans. Putting a padlock on one’s door in a dream means prosperity after suffering from poverty, or receiving honors after being humiliated.
A padlock in a dream also could represent a bastard son, or a foundling.
(Also see Close; Lock)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Dreaming of locking a padlock suggests that we arc attempting to shut something (perhaps a feeling or emotion) away. This may either be through fear or possessiveness. Conversely, if we are opening a padlock we may be trying to open up to new experiences.
2- Often when our securitv is threatened, a symbol which reinforces our need for defence mechanisms appears, and the padlock comes into this category.
3- We arc preserving our spiritual integrity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Often when our security is threatened, a symbol which reinforces our need for defence mechanisms appears, and the padlock comes into this category. It offers sanctuary and an element of control.
If the padlock is of an ornate design, such control may be more complicated than we first thought.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of locking a padlock suggests that we are attempting to shut a feeling or emotion away. We are not able to explore these at this time. This may either be through fear or possessiveness. Conversely, if we are opening a padlock we may be trying to open up to new experiences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A shovel in a dream will signify a need to dig into past experiences for information. We may need to uncover a past joy or trauma, or possibly even a learning experience.
The type of spade or shovel will be of relevance.
A garden spade would suggest being totally pragmatic, whereas a fire shovel would indicate a need to take care.
2- Since a shovel can suggest a degree of introspection, of covering up, what is being shovelled is important. We are needing to be mindful of the content of our lives. Shovelling compost, for instance, would mean considering the sum total and most fertile aspects of our lives, whereas shovelling sand might suggest an experience of time.
3- A shovel is an implement or tool which can be used to help us uncover what is spiritually correct.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Since a shovel or spade can suggest a degree of introspection, of covering up, what is being moved is important. We need to be mindful of the content of our lives. Digging compost, for instance, would mean considering the sum total and most fertile aspects of our lives, whereas shovelling sand, with its attendant dangers, might suggest trying to manipulate time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: With a spade we unearth things that hide beneath the surface—the side of our personality that is invisible to the world. In a positive sense the dream symbolizes the continued hard work you do in order to grow. See Pickax, Shovel.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a spade signifies that you are brutally honest, are telling the truth, and are calling a spade a spade, realizing that sometimes the truth cuts like a knife. Dreams of this fighting instrument with a sharp point, symbolize focus, cutting through the fog of uncertainty, and that you are feeling defensive and the need to attack and protect your vulnerability from adverse forces.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a used car salesman signify underhanded motives, and opportunism. Perhaps you are dealing with trust issues and feeling taken advantage of or you are grappling with the aspect of you that just wants to make a buck. You are dealing with issues of integrity and realizing that what goes around comes around.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Attire; Goodwill; Secondhand) Buying used clothing in a dream means poverty, but selling worn garments in a dream means good deeds, for in that case, one repels his aggravation or unwarranted adversities.
A thrift shop salesperson in a dream represents a layman. Selling used clothing in a dream also means putting an end to one’s problems.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Brass polisher; Dishwasher; Washer) Adishwasher or a brass polisher in a dream represent an interior decorator, or someone who beautifies and embellishes people’s properties, or one who attracts people to himself.
A washer in a dream is also interpreted as a righteous man, a gnostic, a preacher, a teacher, or one who polishes people’s hearts with his admonitions.
Getting rid of negative feelings such as despair or self doubt, fears about health—neurotic phobias about one’s own wholeness. Washing hair: changing one’s attitude; altering the way one thinks about something or one’s viewpoint. Washing vagina, penis: clearing negative sexual feelings; dealing with the results of pent up sexuality or reproductive drive. Hanging up washing: allowing change to come into one’s life; letting other people see one’s new attitudes. In a mother’s dream: may refer to caring for the family emotionally. Washing hands: getting rid of feelings about something you have done or been involved in. Idioms: all come out in the wash; lost in the wash; it won’t wash; wash dirty linen in public; wash one’s hands of. See soap; bath. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol for cleansing as in Tub, Shower, Bath, Sauna. In alchemy, being blackened is followed by washing; chaotic situations are followed by cleansing (from guilt feelings). Washing of the hands is a sign of innocence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of washing either oneself, or for instance, clothes, suggests getting rid of negative feelings. We may need to change our attitude, either internally or externally. Washing other people touches on our need to care for others.
2- Since water is a symbol for emotion and the unconscious, washing stands for achieving a relationship with our emotional selves and dealing successfully with the results.
3- A spiritual clcansing may be necessary in order to preserve the dreamer’s integrity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Washing hands: you are feeling remorse because of something you did. Washing dirt)’ things: others caused problems, because they insisted on something that was wrong. Washing yourself or taking a bath: traits that “stain” your character need to be removed. See Bathing, Soap, Water.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about washing are a reminder to “wash away” bad habits. See Laundry.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of washing are about healing, detoxing, and releasing negativity, so that you may start again, fresh, cleansed and renewed. Also, this dream may be giving you the message that it is time to clean up your act. See Cry.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A spiritual cleansing may be necessary in order to preserve our integrity, such as before a magical ritual. Such an image will often arise spontaneously as our knowledge increases.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Since water is a symbol for emotion and the unconscious, washing stands for achieving a relationship with our emotional selves and dealing successfully with the results.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of washing either ourselves or, for instance, clothes suggests getting rid of negative feelings. We may need to change our attitude, either internally or externally. Washing other people touches on our need to care for others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you wash yourself in dreams it means you need to “cleanse” certain aspects of your personality, since you harbor feelings of guilt. On the contrary, these images could also mean that matters that are worrying you are beginning to clear up. An important detail: if you are washing clothes or a personal item, it is your emotional and intimate relationships that require cleaning.
If you wash dishes, it indicates spiritual purity that nourishes you.
If you was someone else, it shows your desire for that person to heal. (See WATER)
To wash clothes or rags of white linen is a very promising dram. To wash yourself is also a good omen, as long as it is with clear, clean water. Stained clothing, however, predicts bad luck.
If you take a bath while clothed, it signifies coming deceptions.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
When some type of washing occurs in a dream, you are cleansing or clearing out something that no longer serves you.
The primary symbolic meaning for any kind of bathing connects to this desire to be clean and available for social interaction with others. This can connect to unconscious feelings of dirtiness that are both literal and metaphorical. There may be ways in which you are feeling unclean and in need of purification. Anything that involves water in a dream is going to connect somehow to issues of emotions. Using water to bathe might point to a need or desire to immerse yourself in the realm of your feelings in order to cleanse yourself of the pain that life sometimes brings.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are washing yourself, or someone or something else in a dream using water, this suggests the cleansing of negative feelings such as despair or self- doubt. Is it time to clean up your act or perhaps get started on a project you have been postponing? Dreams of washing your hair suggest you are thinking of changing your attitude or the way you present yourself to others; if you are washing a vagina or penis, it could mean that you are dealing with the results of a pent-up sexuality, whilst if you are washing your hands, you may be trying to get rid of feelings about something you have done or been involved with.
If you dream of hanging up washing, it suggests that you are allowing change to come into your life, as well as letting other people see your new attitudes.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that the washing machine is plugged in and well functioning, then you have a healthy energetic laundry system. However, if the washing machine is unplugged or malfunctioning, then this is a message to seek help to process through recent traumatic or overwhelming events in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of loading or unloading a washing machine with clothes, this foretells an unexpected vacation or change of location.
If you dream of hiding or being stuck inside a washing machine, you need to escape from stress in your waking life. You may also feel that others are trying to force their opinions or values on you.... My Dream Interpretation
As a function of routine, clothes are kept clean in this mechanism. In this way, a washing machine is a symbol of this impulse to keep elements of your life at a certain level of condition. You may be expressing a need to clear off thoughts or feelings that are unwanted.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Undertaker) If one sees a deceased person washing himself before burial in a dream, it means relief for one’s dependents and increase of their wealth after him. Washing a deceased person in a dream means that someone will repent at the hand of the undertaker.
If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothing in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to satisfy his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to seek justice for his death. Ifone does wash the garment ofthe deceased person in the dream, it means the redemption of that person. Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is suffering in hell-fire.
(Also see Grave digger; Hot water; Ritual bath; Undertaker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation