This could be hidden aggression towards that particular person or an aspect of yourself that person represents that you recognize in yourself. It could also suggest anxiety about the welfare of the person in your dream.... The Element Encyclopedia
If someone sees Allah occupying his bed, congratulating him, then this is a glad tiding that Allah will grant him piety and sainthood and that Allah’s blessings will descend upon him. For, a dream such as this is not viewed but by pious and righteous persons.... 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.
To dream about being on a budget suggests that you lack confidence in your ablity to achieve some desired goal. This dream may also suggest that you fear losing your place in the world, or in your social circle.... My Dream Interpretation
(Shouting) If one is called by name from a short distance in a dream, it means that he will befriend lowly street people. Ifone’s name is called from the horizon or from the furthest end of a valley in a dream, it means that he will attain an honorable status and rank. Ifone’s name is called from a great distance in a dream, it means that he has disobeyed God’s commands and is suffering by being distanced from his Lord.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you have fallen and cannot move, you may feel unable to deal with a situation in real life. You could be frustrated that you can’t change anything, or you are having troubles expressing your feelings.... My Dream Interpretation
If the weight is heavy on the carrier, it means trouble or harm caused by one’s neighbor.
If a woman sees herself carrying a heavy load, such a load could represent her gluttonous husband. Carrying a load over one’s shoulders in a dream also represents one’s sins.
A pregnancy in a dream means comfort for the baby but discomfort for the mother. Seeing oneself carrying bushes from the woods means backbiting, slandering and reporting lies.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
the person with whom the cat is fighting will become ill in the very near future.
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
Example:41 dreamt my sister was attacking me with a pair of scissors. She backed me against a wall and stabbed me. During the day after the dream my sister phoned me at work and said she’d had an awful dream in which she stabbed me with scissors’ (D).
The Poseidia Institute of Virginia Beach, Va., have run a number of group ‘mutual dreaming’ experiments. Although the Institute suggests very positive results, a critical survey of the dreams and reports reveals a lack of hard evidence. Like other areas of ESP dreaming, it can seldom ever be willed. But the dreams did show themes related to problems regarding intimate meeting. Also, some of the dreams were directly about the goal of dream meeting, as in the following example.
Example: ‘I find the group of people I am looking for. There were maybe six or more people. They were asleep on mattresses except for two or three. These were awake and waiting for me, and wearing small pointed hats such as Tibetan Lamas wear. In the dream I realised this meant they had achieved sufficient inner growth to remain awake in sleep. We started to communicate and were going to wake the others’ (Tom C). See dream as a meeting place.
the dream as extended perception Even everyday mental functions such as thought and memory occur largely unconsciously. During sleep, perhaps because we surrender our volition, what is left of self awareness enters the realm where the nine-tenths of the iceberg of our mind is active. In this realm faculties can function which on waking seem unobtainable.
1- Extending awareness to a point distant from the body, to witness events confirmed by other people. This is often called out of body experience (OBE), but some of these experiences suggest the nature of consciousness and time may not be dualistic (having to be either here or there). See out of body experience.
2-Being aware of the death or danger of a member of family. Kinship and love seem to be major factors in the way the unconscious functions. See dead people dreams.
3-Seeing into the workings of the body and diagnosing an illness before it becomes apparent to waking observation. Dr Vasali Kasatkin and Professor Medard Boss have specialised in the study of such dreams. In a recent dream told to me, a man looked back into a bedroom and saw a piece of the wall fall away. Waves of water gushed from a main pipe.
The dreamer struggled to hold back the piece of broken pipe. Within two weeks his colon burst and he had to have a major operation. See meditation.
4-Access to a computer-like ability to son through a massive store of information and experience to solve problems. These dreams are often confused with precognitive ability. Prediction does occur from these dreams, but it arises, as with weather prediction, from a massive gathering of information, most of which we have forgotten consciously. Monon Schatzman, in a New Scientist anicle, showed how subjects can produce answers to complex mathematical problems in their dreams. See dream process as computer; creativity and problem solving in dreams.
5-Tapping a collective mind which stores all experience, and is sensed as godlike or holy. See dream as spiritual guide.
It seems likely that before the development of speech the human animal communicated largely through body language. Some dreams suggest we still have this ability to read a person’s health, sexual situation, intentions and even their past, through body shape, posture and tiny movements. See postures, movement and body language.
See Cayce, Edgar; collective unconscious; wife under family. See also hallucinations. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream of forgetting something or someone, then this usually indicates a venting dream where you are releasing your fear of actually forgetting. Perhaps you are overwhelmed and/or the reason you are forgetting is because this is not something or someone that is very important to you, perhaps this is something you are forcing yourself to do out of obligation.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream that you keep forgetting, this is your unconscious mind’s way of telling you that you may have forgotten something in real life - like an important date or an appointment.... My Dream Interpretation
A symbol of lovers or friends who are separated, the forget-me-not relates to your personal relationships. Do you feel that a lover or friend has been less interested than normal or is neglecting you?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that you keep forgetting something, it is a warning that you may have forgotten something, an appointment or a date, that is important enough to your life to merit the intercession of your subconscious mind. This is serious enough to warrant your immediate attention.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you keep forgetting something, it is a warning that you may have forgotten something, an appointment or a date, that is important enough to your life to merit the intercession of your subconscious mind. This is serious enough to warrant your immediate attention.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Although apparently this dream has negative connotations, dreaming of getting disproportionately fat can mean that you feel strong enough to undertake major projects. Dreams of this type may also reflect a misdirected intimate impulse or an attraction or repulsion unconsciously accepted. On the other hand, it can also reflect the dreamer’s fear of gaining weight.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Searching, wandering aimlessly, or getting lost symbolizes your present emotional state. You are looking for the right path—in matters of love as well as in other situations. Have you made a decision to go either Left or Right? Getting lost in the Fog or Darkness means you are ignoring the sympathy offered by a valuable person. Getting lost in the woods: See Forest.
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
Vision: Being run over: in a man’s dream, fear of being pushed into a passive role in a sexual relationship.
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
This is a very positive dream that manifests dynamism and activity.
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
Are you weak in your dreams or so strong you can manage any physical feat required of you? If you are feeling weak, a medical check-up might be required, but it could also suggest that you feel somehow less than perfect in waking life and unable to accomplish what is required of you. Dreams in which you simply can’t keep up with the action or are outrun by the bogey man are experienced more frequently as you age, and may well be your dreaming mind’s way of helping you adjust to the natural aging process.
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
Some believe that the ghosts in their dreams are real representations of the dead. This is an unlikely explanation of such dreams. More likely, to dream of the ghost of someone who is departed represents a part of you that is unclear and that you do not understand. Ghosts can also be all that you have left of loved ones who are no longer alive, so they can offer you comfort by appearing in your dreams, representing a welcome opportunity to speak once again to that special person and to come to terms with the fact that they are gone. To dream of the ghost of someone who has died might also represent something that you wanted that is no longer in your reach. This dream is telling you to move on. Another explanation is that your unconscious was pointing out an uncomfortable truth that your conscious mind is working hard to repress, just as the ghost of his father appeared to Shakespeare’s Hamlet to tell him something that he may already have known—that his father was murdered by Hamlet’s new stepfather.
To dream of touching a ghost and having it disappear indicates that you are trying to confront and come to terms with painful memories. Demonic ghost images with no face or dark shadows (’dementors’, if you are a Harry Potter fan) may represent your negative tendencies, unpleasant parts of personality or your ’shadow’. Old superstition-based dream interpretations say that dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand, if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it.... 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
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
Gunshots in dreams indicate that you must remain alert. You have to be cautious because unforeseen circumstances can alter your current life.
If in the dream you enjoy shooting, you will have good luck. If, however, you are frightened, the dream portend difficulties. Shooting up at the stars is, universally, an advantageous and promising dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of living together with your romantic partner, or with a good friend, symbolizes transition and commitment. You will undergo an important developmental phase in your relationship with this person.
The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation
1- More often than not a nugget is made of gold and therefore signifies the best part of a situation. In dreams we mav find that there is a piece of information or knowledge that is represented by a nugget.
2- Precious metals are usually found in nuggets in a raw state. Often gold will represent the masculine, and silver the feminine. So, to find either in a dream signifies finding a part of ourselves that we did not know existed. It may be in a rough state, but with work can be made into something beautiful.
3- Spiritually a nugget will represent knowledge, power and psychic ability.
It is the kernel of an idea or concept.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you found (or received) a nugget of any precious metal in your dream, you can expect an opportunity which would lead to a spectacular change of circumstances and/or surroundings in the near future.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream that you are shot, and are feeling the sensations of dying, denotes that you are to meet unexpected abuse from the ill feelings of friends, but if you escape death by waking, you will be fully reconciled with them later on.
To dream that a preacher shoots you, signifies that you will be annoyed by some friend advancing views condemnatory to those entertained by yourself. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In a sense, this image represents two different situations:
1. Out of the “starting gate” like a shot.
2. Fear of wars, as in Helmet, or more generally, fear of aggression. See Explosion, Lightning, Marksman / Hunter, Fireworks, Shooting.
In classical depth psychology, a sexual image: emission / ejaculation dream, sexual aggression. It can symbolize the aggressor as well as the victim. This aggression is not necessarily negative, because it can also express sexual freedom, reaching the goal (gratification, orgasm).
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
Directed explosive energy, such as that from a gun, is a very effective spiritual tool, although it must be used with care.
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
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be conscious of hearing a shot in dreams or of shooting someone highlights the need for a targeted release of energy, perhaps to clear the air or to achieve a particular end result. Being shot in a dream suggests that we may need to be aware of someone else’s ill feeling towards us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Unconsciously you may be feeling threatened in some way and need to be consciously pro-active in coming to terms with the fear that this brings.
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
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man’s dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a shot gun represent intimidation, force and that you perhaps feel backed into a corner. This dream could also signify that you feel forced to do the responsible thing, as in a “shot gun wedding”. See Gun.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To be shot: a traumatic injury to feelings, often out of parental or other close relationship. It need not be something dramatic like being assaulted, but can be a quiet injury like not bonding emotionally with parents. Someone, something else shot: still usually refers to dreamer. Dreamer shooting someone, something: anger, fear or defence against meeting feelings or insights; aggressive sexuality. Idioms: get shot of; shot across the bows, shot in the arm; all shot to pieces; shot in the dark. See example in abreaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of a shotgun, foretells domestic troubles and worry with children and servants.
To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable. See Pistol, Revolver, etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Sling; Catapult) Bringing a slingshot before a sick person in a dream means transporting him to a new place, or it could mean his death and burial.
A slingshot in a dream also means removal of a guardian from his office, or recovering from drug addiction, or it may represent a messenger. Using a slingshot to cast stones at others in a dream also means rightly invoking a strong curse on them.
If one sees a woman using a slingshot to throw stones at him in a dream, it means sorcery or witchcraft.
A slingshot in a dream also denotes just and harsh words. Holding a slingshot and preparing to shoot in a dream represents one’s strength and determination to say something just and true.
If one carries a slingshot but adoes not use it to cast stones in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision + Depth Psychology: Using a slingshot: someone is planning a nasty- attack. Watching others use a slingshot: somebody is planning something treacherous, and your defenses are not what they should be.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see (or hold/use) a slingshot in your dream suggests a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. This dream may also represent a fear of sexuality.... My Dream Interpretation
As the biblical tale of David and Goliath shows, the slingshot is a symbol that the strength of the weak can conquer the powerful. This type of dream invites you to have more confidence in yourself.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
1- Aiming at a target in dreams would suggest we have a goal in mind. It would depend on the type of target what the goal is.
To be shooting at a bull’s-eye could be interpreted as a search for perfection. I’o be aiming at a person could suggest either hatred or sexual desire.
2- Most of us need some kind of motivation in life, and a target as a symbol of our intellectual aspirations may not make much sense until we studv the context of the dream. In a work sense a sales target might suggest our goals arc imposed on us by others. On a more personal note if we were setting someone else a target in dreams, we would need to understand that the other person in the dream is a reflection of part of ourselves.
3- Spiritually a target can have the same significance as the mandala (see .Mandala) and represent the Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Most of us need some kind of motivation in life, and a target as a symbol of our intellectual aspirations may not make much sense until we study the context of the dream. Aiming at a target in dreams would suggest we have a particular goal in mind.
To be aiming at a person could suggest ‘targeting’ them on an emotional level for our own gratification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In a work sense in dreams a sales or performance target might suggest our goals are imposed on us by others. On a more personal note, we will set our own targets – for instance health or education goals.
If we were setting someone else a target in dreams, we would need to understand that the other person in the dream is a reflection of part of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The interpretation of this dream can lead the dreamer to realize that there are issues or persons demanding his attention. On the other hand, it also indicates his desire to be cared for and needed by others. Almost always, it is associated with a need for affection.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
What you are watching on TV will reveal the current quality and state of your perspective on life. A cartoon would represent immaturity; news with keeping current with daily events. The key is what you are watching. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.
For spending time with family and children, see FAMILY; RELATIONSHIPS.
For gardening, see PLACES: NATURE AND THE SEASONS. For painting, ... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a Vegan or Vegetarian signify that you are paying close attention to the energy you are taking in and ingesting, in touch with your natural drives and instincts, taking responsibility for the care of your animal instincts and of those that need your care. See Vegetable.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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
Depth Psychology: Being a vegetarian could be a sign that you arc working on transforming your cravings, instincts, or urges into more spiritual strength. This can be done if anger, aggression, and sexual desires are not suppressed but confronted and worked with when they arise.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of being a vegetarian (and you’re not in real life), this suggests that you are trying to become a more healthy person. Don’t forget that should include your emotional spiritual health too!... My Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: While the obstacles we create for ourselves in life may cause difficulty, vegetation suggests that there is also an underlying abundance and fertility that is available to us. In dreams, a pictorial image can help us to understand this.
To be clearing vegetation, for instance in a vegetable garden, can suggest clearing away that which is no longer of use to us.
If vegetation is sparse enough in dreams for this to be noticeable there is a lack of emotion or passion in us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are being watched by others may reflect your need to be the center of attention.
If you were uncomfortable being watched in your dream, this may indicate a self-conscious personality - you need to be more confident and self-assured.
If you dreamed that you were watching something, you have trouble taking the initiative and acting on your feelings. Or, it may be that you feel neutral about a situation, but others want you to take sides.... My Dream Interpretation
Being aware of; observing something—perhaps something you have noticed from everyday events but not made conscious, or something about self; watching out for what other people are doing to you—suspicion; learning something or trying to understand. Idioms: be on the watch for; watch out; watch one’s step; watch over, watch someone like a hawk. See seeing, saw, sight. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- In dreams, we are often conscious of the Self which is watching and participating in the dream. We need to be aware of all parts of the dream in order to achieve the best results.
2- To be aware of someone watching us in a dream suggests that we feel threatened by someone’s close interest in us. This may be in a work situation, but could also be in personal relationships. It will depend on the other circumstances of the dream how this is interpreted.
3- There is a need for the dreamer to monitor his own actions, particularly if new forms of spiritual discipline have recently been taken on.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are watching the scene that is being played out in your dream, then this is revealing that you are getting an objective view of your life and perhaps getting clarity about a situation that you could not make sense of before.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: To be aware of being watched in a dream suggests that we feel threatened by someone’s close interest in us. This may be in a work situation, but could also be in personal relationships.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Watching something in a dream could reflect suspicion, though it could also simply be a message from our subconscious that we need to pay more attention to something.
A dream about watching could also be alluding to the meaning of a common idiom, such as “watch your back,” “a watched pot never boils,” “it’s like watching grass grow,” “watch the clock,” etc.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia