It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.
If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.
A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?
Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To a young person, an ugly face foretells lovers’ quarrels; or for a lover to see the face of his sweetheart looking old, denotes separation and the breaking up of happy associations.
To see a strange and weird-looking face, denotes that enemies and misfortunes surround you.
To dream of seeing your own face, denotes unhappiness; and to the married, threats of divorce will be made.
To see your face in a mirror, denotes displeasure with yourself for not being able to carry out plans for self-advancement. You will also lose the esteem of friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Wealth and happiness are at hand (a smiling face).
3. Regret and repentance (to be washing face).
4. Ability to cope and deal, or “face,” one’s problems.
5. To be overwhelmed with emotions, eruptions of feelings (to break out in acne).
6. Reputation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If it appears cheerful and handsome looking in the dream, it represents glad tidings, happiness and a good life, though if it looks opaque in the dream, it means the opposite. In general, a yellow face in a dream means humiliation, loneliness, hypocrisy or illness.
If a believer sees his face yellow in a dream, it denotes his devotion and fear of wrongdoing. Yellowness of the face in a dream also could mean being1n love.
If an African person sees his face white in a dream, it means hypocrisy, impudence and shamelessness.
If a Caucasian sees his face black in a dream, it means that his heart and intentions are better than what a stranger may think of him. Ifone’s face appears white and his body black in a dream, it means that he shows decency and disguises inappropriateness. Ifa whiskerless person sees hair growing over the sides of his upper lip in a dream, it means that he carries burdening debts, or that he has lost dignity.
If one’s face looks different or missing some of its clarity or beauty in a dream, it denotes someone who jokes excessively, for immoderatejesting, hilarity or mirth decreases people’s respect.
If there is no skin to cover one’s cheeks in a dream, it means that he lives from asking others for his needs. Dust coveringone’s face in a dream means deficiency in one’s religious devotion. Ifone’s face or eyes turn bluish in a dream, it means that he is a criminal in God’s sight.
An opaque face in a dream represents a liar or an innovator.
If the color of one’s face is blush or reddish with white spots in the dream, it means joy, happiness and good living.
If a righteous person sees his face blush in a dream, it means that he feels ashamed of something he did.
If one’s face is soaking with sweat in a dream, it represents his modesty and reserve.
If one is frowning, and if the color of his face turns red in the dream, it means that he may suffer from distress or losses. Frowning in someone’s face in a dream also means suffering at his hand. Ifa woman sees her face blackened with soot in a dream, it means the death of her husband.
If she sees herself putting makeup and anointing herself with perfume in a dream, it means good news for her and for her husband.
A smiling and a cheerful face in a dream connotes happiness and righteousness whether the person is alive or dead.
The beauty of a woman’s face or that of a child in a dream means blessings. Having two faces in a dream mean a grievous and an woeful end, for God Almighty does not look at someone who has two faces.
If a scholar sees himself having several faces in a dream, it means that he is utilizing his knowledge in various applications, or giving a subject several possible interpretations.
A frowning face, a crying face, a scarred face, or the darkness of one’s face in a dream also mean loss of job, fear, or they could represent a liar.
If the skin of one’s face is cracking in a dream, it denotes lack of modesty or absence of shame. Adisgusting look on one’s face in a dream means loathsomeness, and loathsomeness in a dream represents a disgusting face.
(Also see Body’; Jesting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A disfigured face reflects rage, aggression, fear.
A distorted face indicates internal turmoil.
An uneasy or inscrutable face expresses the search for identity. Is the face a Mask, is it made- up, or is it open and free?
Folklore: A friendly face is a good omen; unfriendly, a bad omen. Many strange faces mean that you have to move soon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be looking at our own face means that we may be trying to come to terms with the way we express ourselves in the ordinary, everyday world. When the face is hidden we arc hiding our own power, or refusing to acknowledge our own abilities.
2- We learn most about people from their faces, so we may be seeking knowledge or information not otherwise available to us.
3- Elemental powers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream you see a meager, pale face, is a sign of trouble, poverty, and death.
To dream one washes his face denotes repentance for sin; a black face signifies long life.... The Complete Dream Book
A lover who dreams of seeing his sweetheart’s face ten, twenty, or thirty years hence foretells a separation.
Unhappiness is foretold by a dream of seemg one’s own face.
If the dreamer is married there is a great possibility of divorce.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Faces in dreams are the mirror of “the face of your soul”—the way the world sees you. Sometimes you might see the face of a stranger in a dream w ho will cross your path years later. What did vou see in this face?... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that your face is flawed or covered in acne indicates your feelings blowing up. Someone has taken to attack your character.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see happy, smiling faces show that good luck will reward your efforts.
A dream of weird, leering faces is warning you of potential danger to your person, or misfortune will dog your steps.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you can’t see a person’s face, then they represent your feelings about anonymity.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If any part of the face seems particularly prominent or outstanding that should be interpreted separately.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be looking at our own face reflected in a mirror means that we may be trying to come to terms with the way we express ourselves in the ordinary, everyday world. We may also be attempting to understand our own ulterior motives. When the face is hidden or has no features, we are hiding our own power, or refusing to acknowledge our own abilities. Consult the entries for eyes, hair, head and mouth in body for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you see a happy, smiling face, then pleasures and good times lie ahead.
If you see a sad or frowning face, then troubles and worries may be plaguing you, and you have to “face” them.
Dreaming of washing your face indicates the need to “clean up” your act, while dreaming of a face with a major blemish indicates the need to work on changing a bad habit.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream that you face is flawed or pimply, represents erupting emotions. You may have suffered an attack on your emotions or your reputation.
If you dream of your face changing into another, you may be seeking escape from a current situation of high stress.
If your face turned into someone who you know, you may envy something about them and want it for yourself, or you may be trying to “get inside their head” so you can figure out why they are acting a certain way in real life.
If somebody else’s face changed in your dream, it is a warning that they are not being totally honest with you, so be wary of trusting them.... My Dream Interpretation
Unpleasant or grotesque (unless amusingly so) faces portend loss.
To dream you are washing your face denotes a necessity to atone for some past indiscretion; better make amends! To see the faces of strangers signifies an approaching change of residence.
If the main feature of your dream was a facial blemish, you will have a variety of new opportunities to risk your reputation; if you can’t resist at least be very selective.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A fogged over or unclear face usually represents a teacher.... The Dream Books Symbols
According to oneiric oracles, dreaming of your face announces that a secret will be brought to light.
If it is swollen, you will receive money; if it is pale, in contrast, it foretells that you feel disappointed.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The dream also could be drawing on associations with common idioms, such as “to lose face,” “face the facts,” “face the music,” “poker face,” and “face value.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If a beautiful face appears, this may be connected to feelings of pride and satisfaction.
If the dream face is unknown, this suggests a possible change in the dreamer’s waking life.
If a dream face is being washed or cleaned, this can have links to guilt or sin, as the act of cleaning indicates a desire for a fresh start.
If the faces are familiar, it could be a portent of future social gatherings. To dream that your face is flawed or pimply represents erupting emotions. You may have suffered an attack on your reputation in waking life.
If you are blushing, this suggests embarrassment and feelings you do not want to reveal to others. An elderly face may simply be a projection of life in the future. However, aged faces also carry symbolic ties to the notions of wisdom and longevity.
If you are hiding your face, you may be ashamed of something or be feeling low in confidence.
If your forehead is fine and smooth in your dreams, this suggests good judgment and intellectual ability. To see a wrinkled forehead, however, suggests worries and burdens.
If you see your cheeks in your dream, this symbolizes commitment, intimacy and closeness. To see rosy- colored cheeks in your dream signifies enthusiasm and energy. Bear in mind the significance of puns too; are you facing up to your problems, or do you need to deal with someone or something face to face? Ancient dream oracles say that to see your face in a mirror in a dream means that a secret will be discovered.... The Element Encyclopedia
A whole new way of looking at life. See Plastic Surgery.... The Dream Books Symbols
2. Recent changes may be superﬁcial. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of getting a new message on your Facebook , there will be a change in your affairs.
To dream of reading messages on - or hacking into - someone else’s Facebook page signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business. Perhaps you have recently stumbled upon some information that was not meant for your eyes.... My Dream Interpretation
If the face is pale it symbolizes death or anguish, Joel 2:6.
A gleaming, smiling face symbolizes joy and peace.
A face without eyes, ears, or mouth is symbolic of being deaf and dumb to the gospel, Ezek. 12:2 ... Christian Dream Symbols
A stranger’s face could represent different parts of your personality or psyche. You think that you are seeing a stranger but in actuality you are seeing a different part of yourself. Jung said that the stranger is a part of you that comes from the unconscious.
A comic face may indicate that you have a conscious or unconscious need to mock or snub the conventional. Featureless faces suggest that you may feel unnoticed and unappreciated. On the other hand, some believe that the blank or unclear face represents a teacher. That is someone who is there to show and teach you a lesson but you are unprepared for it and the face is blank. Smiling faces are representative of happy thoughts and feelings and possibly anticipation of a joyful event in the near future. Always remember the compensatory nature of dreams and their ability to point to the opposite of what you experience in daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing your own face in a mirror denotes some type of trouble ahead for you.
A dream of weird, leering faces is warning you of potential danger to your person, or misfortune will dog your steps.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
People you know, or with whom you interact regularly. Different facets of the self.
Reflective of prevalent moods and emotions.
A smiling face indicates joy, for example, while a scowling one reveals worries or anger.
Two faces or heads on one body indicates either a split personality or betrayal (e.g., being “two faced”). Alternatively, if one face is male and the other female, this represents an integrated balance between the sexes (see Hermaphrodite).... The Language of Dreams
To dream that you are washing your own Face, shows trouble of your own causing.
If the Faces are those of absolute strangers, it shows a change of residence or of occupation.... Mystic Dream Book
If you imagine that you yourself are Grey, it is still fortunate, but indicates difficulties before success.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Need to present a better image to the world.
3. Someone shaving the dreamer means that one is willing to trust others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Slip of a tongue)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(2) It may of course, if the person is a real-life acquaintance, mean that he or she is insincere and not to be trusted.
u... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If one sees his face white in the dream, it means sickness.
If he sees his cheeks radiant white in the dream, it means honor, bounty and a high rank in his community. White in a dream also represents elderly people.
(Also see Colors)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If black: feelings about whites; or if known, what you feel about them.
If white: same as any person dream. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A desire to go through life undefiled.
The color white in a dream points to purity—the dreamer is either living a pure life or is longing for it. One is seeking cleansing, and probably is already cleansed in a certain sense, simply by having a dream about the color white. But it could also suggest exaggerated cleanliness, an addiction to washing and cleaning, etc.
On the other hand, white can also be an expression of fear, such as the white whale in Moby Dick and the great white shark. Here the reference is to a blinding white color. Ghosts, like those appearing as mice during delusional episodes (delirium tremens), are always white.
The archetype of the wise man is usually clad in white (the guru, and also the physician). White is also the fundamental symbol for the animus; it addresses the male intellect and also male aggression (when white is experienced as blinding and gleaming).
The union of Red and white is that of contradiction: it is the symbol of the mystical marriage and Tantric sexuality (white semen and red menstrual blood). Here is where innocence meets the physical body and where heaven meets hell. Red and white are the colors of alchemy as well as the colors in the coats-of-arms of England and Switzerland.
Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh epic poem, refers to the white dogs of the underworld, except they have red noses and red eyes.
According to Freud, white always points to the feminine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In Eastern cultures, the color of death and mourning.
Purity, as with the cleansing white light of New Age beliefs, and the blinding light of God in the Bible.
Covering up a mistake or blemish, as is accomplished with white-out and whitewash.
Alchemical: Following white light in a dream is a step that takes the dreamer on the path of ascent toward purity.... The Language of Dreams
The white horse appears where death is waiting or when we have a premonition. White in a dream might possibly be a reminder to resolve special situations or problems. WTiite is feminine, symbolizing virginity, but also emotional coldness and immaturity.
Depth Psychology: White is the color of the bride. It stands for completeness, idealism, purity, innocence, elegance, openness, and the beginning and end of all colors.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your dream prominently features the color white, you may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.... My Dream Interpretation
See Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is this concept of reflecting the light that shines onto you back out into the world that embodies the high consciousness associated with the color white.
(See Colors.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If white appeared in your dream in connection with someone you know, your dream may have reflected your faith in that person’s goodness, or perhaps you feel that in some respects this person can show you a better way. In addition, whilst black or darkness obscures surroundings, white or brightness illuminates them, which is why it can denote transparency and truth.
If you dreamed of being bathed in white light, your unconscious may have been indicating a sudden burst of self-knowledge that will enable you to put the past behind you and make a fresh start in the world. If, however, the feeling in your dream that featured white was one of sadness or frustration, could the suggestion have been that you are tired of your colorless waking life and long for more excitement and color?
A white sky may be wishful thinking for a purer, simpler life, a white room may symbolize a state of calm or a sense of peace, whilst white trees could be connected to a deep-rooted wish to make a fresh start and end a difficult personal conflict. A white book may be a symbol of insight and knowledge, and a white hand the beginning of a new friendship. White food or drink is linked to notions of emotional purity, and if the food or drink is tainted in any way, this may suggest that the dreamer is in need of cleansing in some aspect of their emotional life. However, bear in mind that in many Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning. As an absence of color, white may therefore evoke desolation or the bloodless, lifeless corpse or ghost. Keywords: purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.... The Element Encyclopedia
4. Religious experience or revelation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is a holy color (pun intended). Any animal that appears in your dream as white is a very sacred visitation indeed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream that features this image is first and foremost an expression of the collective consciousness of the United States as a great world power. Additionally, the dreamer’s personal associations with government and politics must be added for a satisfying interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Concern over national issues or problems.
3. Knowledge or wisdom. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a woman to see one flying around in the room at night, forebodes unrequited wishes and disposition which will effect the enjoyment of other people.
To see a moth flying and finally settling upon something, or disappearing totally, foreshadows death of friends or relatives. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The wood of the white thorn also is used to make magical wands. Considered a holy plant in Christianity, the white thorn grows in Glastonbury in southern England and is said to have been brought there by Joseph of Arimathea. It blooms twice every year.
Folklore: Good luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Challenge. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see others with whiteheads on them means that you will be troubled with complaints from friends and acquaintances.
To dream that you are popping your whiteheads, indicates that you need to face and express your negative emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Try to purify emotionally. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a young woman, this dream is significant of well-laid plans to deceive others and gain back her lover who has been estranged by her insinuating bearing toward him. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Cleaning up something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Assist if you can, but don’t get involved.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams