The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side; the white the open, clear, free side. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream is all in black and white (with no color), you are experiencing an internal change. Your conscious and unconscious selves are merging to create a greater self. This is a positive dream of unification.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams may be a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.
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
To dream of a woman in a white dress or, if a woman, to dream of wearing a white dress, portends that you will be accused of some malicious gossip but will be proven innocent.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Eating the shell or white of the eggs but not the yolk means he will usurp wealth belonging to the deceased or a slain person. It could also mean that he will dig up graves for the purpose of stealing the shroud (kafn) of the dead people.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Hand) Fingers help one’s worldly needs or craft and serve one’s benefits in the hereafter by identifying and pointing at what is true and identifying what is wrong. In general, fingers in a dream represent one’s children, wife, father, mother, money, property, wealth or craft. Positive looking fingers or increase in their number in a dream represents growth, while deformed fingers in a dream mean the opposite. One’s five fingers in a dream also represent the five daily prayers. Thus, if the fingers are interpreted to mean the five daily obligatory prayers, then the fingernails represent the supererogatory (arb. Nafl) prayers. Ifthe fingers are interpreted as money, then the fingernails represent the due alms tax (arb. Zakiit), If they are interpreted to represent an army in the dream, then the fingernails represent their weapons. Fingers in a dream also represent the days, months or years. When fingers are interpreted to mean money, and ifsomeone cuts off his finger in a dream, it means that he will suffer from financial losses. Long fingers in a dream are regarded as greed.
(Also see Body’; Five fingers; Thimble)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Symbol: A finger held over your mouth stands for silence.
Vision: Seeing a large finger in a dream: you have an unconscious hankering for love and sexual contact (particularly in women’s dreams).
A dirty finger announces quarrels and unpleasantness. Cutting yourself means mishaps or gossip. Are you missing a finger in your dream? Is one finger too thick, too thin? The interpretation of such images depends upon which finger is involved.
The thumb stands for courage, self-confidence, and a fighting spirit.
The index finger stands for goals, patience, ambitions, pride, and intellect.
The middle finger stands for success, profession, business, long-term plans, work ethic, and caution.
The ring finger stands for art, beauty, music, sense of community, emotions, and empathy.
The little finger is a phallic symbol and represents sexual needs. Is a finger raised to admonish you? Is it a warning? Is it pointing at something? If a finger is missing, you are cither missing the above- mentioned character traits or exaggerating them. Looking at fingerprints suggests you pay more attention to your individuality.... Dreamers Dictionary
A hand with a finger pointing the way signifies the spiritual direction to be taken. When the thumb and middle finger are held together it suggests suppression of the ego (the conscious self ).... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To point a finger or see someone else pointing is calling your attention to whatever other symbol in the dream the finger is indicating.
If you view the symbol in question as a positive one, then good fortune lies ahead - soon.
If you view the symbol as a negative image, then caution is called for in any business, financial or romantic matters.
If the finger points at a specific person whom you know, that person - or someone who reminds you of that person - is not to be trusted, and any dealings with him or her call for a great deal of caution.
A cut, broken, or bandaged finger is a dream of contrary, indicating significant successes after a great deal of effort.
If you are aware that the finger is of a left hand, you are being warned that any shady sort of dealings, whether business, financial or romantic, will not go the way you hope, and could have upsetting consequences.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(2) Is it the finger of blame being pointed at you? It may be your father or some other authority figure who does the pointing. However, these usually symbolize internal mechanisms of your psyche, and the blaming they represent is self-blaming. What imagined crime are you punishing yourself for?
(3) A pointing finger may be showing which way you should go for further self-fulfilment or for the solution of a particular problem.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Fingers and thumbs have a rich symbolic association because of the wide variety of meanings in various hand gestures. Thus, we may do everything from thumb a ride, to point an accusatory finger at someone, to point the way. Fingers have other connotations because of certain symbolic rings (e.g., marriage rings) and certain verbal expressions (e.g., “fingering” a guilty person). In Freudian psychology, fingers can be a phallic symbol.
The particulars of the gesture in the dream should indicate the meaning.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To see your fingers in your dream means you are good at taking acting and communicating with others. physical and mental dexterity. They indicate manipulation, action and non-verbal communication. Here are some specific meanings of some finger dreams: If you dream your fingers are injured or have been chopped off, you are worried about your ability to accomplish some demanding task or perform in a situation.
To dream of a finger pointing at you means you are feeling guilty about something. Dreams that feature your little finger represent your mental power, memory, and ability to communicate.
To dream of your index finger represents good judgement.
To dream of your middle finger means you are practical and cautious.
A dream about your ring finger represents success, popularity and creativity.
To dream of an unusually long finger predicts a romantic upset.
A very short or stubby finger signifies new friends.
A hand with extra fingers is a forecast that you will receive an inheritance. Also see “Fingernails” and “Fingerprints”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, fingers and thumbs are prime examples of phallic symbols. They can, however, also represent physical and mental dexterity or quickness, as well as their opposite: clumsiness and ignorance, as expressed in the saying ‘being all thumbs’. In some cases, fingers may be expressive of your feelings, and many of the idioms involving fingers—the finger of scorn, the accusing finger, the finger of suspicion—suggest problems with self-image and trust.
If a finger is pointing at you in your dream, you could feel guilty about something you have done. Alternatively, the dream could be pointing you in a new direction.
Fingers can also denote partnership, especially if the wedding finger is highlighted.
If your fingers are injured or cut off, perhaps you feel anxious about your ability to accomplish some demanding task or perform in some waking situation. Consider what aspect of yourself the dream is pointing out.
If the dream focuses on your finger-nails, this suggests that you enjoy being surrounded by grace, beauty, glamor and art.
If your finger-nails are dirty, you may be disappointing your family in some way.
If your finger-nails break, you may be trying to avoid some situation or trying to get out of a responsibility.
Dreaming of a thumb suggests awareness of how powerful you are, depending on whether the thumb is pointing upwards (positive) or downwards (negative). The latter was used as a death signal by the ancient Romans in gladiatorial games. According to ancient dream oracles, an extra finger suggests that you will receive an inheritance.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Filing your finger nails: you are very bored. See File. Fingernails are breaking off: deep down you hope that a certain matter does not succeed. Cutting your finger nails: you want to cut a person down to size. Seeing two hands with extremely long fingernails: a sign of powerful, aggressive emotions (conscious or unconscious). This dream may be a warning to you to hide those sharp “claws” or you may be bothered by someone else’s sharp intellect.
If these fingernails scratch anyone, beware—you are in danger of getting seriously hurt.
Depth Psychology: The fingernail usually symbolizes the “intellectual weapon” used to defend yourself against the attacks of others. Scratching someone means working off unconscious aggression. See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that your fingernails break indicates that you are struggling to stay away from some circumstance or responsibility.
To dream that you are polishing your fingernails represents beauty.
To dream that you are chewing your fingernails suggests that there is a situation you feel is beyond your ability to deal with. You don’t know how to handle this circumstance.
To dream that your fingernails are growing quickly indicates your wish to connect with someone. You would like to reach out to others in some way.
To dream that a man has long red fingernails indicates that he is connected to his emotions and is sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. This dream may also represents sexual desires and sensuality.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Long fingernails signify difficulties with the opposite sex; short ones predict an unexpected gift; to polish (or varnish) your nails is a warning against impulsive behavior which could lead to a scandal; to (painfully) bend back or damage a nail indicates a rather long season of discontent; to cut your fingernails signifies achievement in prestige; to file your nails signifies achievement through your own efforts; if you dreamed of biting your nails or of nails bitten to the quick, a medical checkup would be advisable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Fingernails are often adorned to draw attention to them, but they can also be a place where anxiety is expressed in the biting of them. Either way, the creative expression associated with fingers as a symbol has the added distinction of adornment when fingernails are featured in a dream, even if that adornment is the evidence of a nail biter.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of your fingerprint represent your unique, one-of-a kind, creative essence and nature. You are connecting to your soul and your authentic way of doing things. You are putting your finger on the way that works best for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of seeing fingerprints, if they are not your own, suggests that you are missing someone or something. You may also be involved in a confusing relationship, in which you aren’t sure of the other person’s feelings.
If you dream of seeing your own fingerprints, or having them taken by police, you are feeling guilty about something. It’s possible that you haven’t been entirely truthful with a certain someone, or you’re blaming yourself for a real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream of fingerprints on furniture or woodwork predicts minor financial stress; to dream of being fingerprinted for any official purpose signifies help from a friend.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Fingerprints are created when the unique pattern on the tips of your fingers mixes with oils that your skin excretes, leaving a mark that can be unequivocally tracked back to your presence. You may be leaving your mark where you do not wish to, or you may be unaware that your impact has been noted by others. Conversely, the presence of fingerprints in a dream may indicate that something you are investigating in your own consciousness is slowly being revealed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
They symbolise his borther’s and sister’s chidren (ie. Nephews and nieces ). At other times they symbolise the five daily salaah. Thus, if any defects are seen in a persons’ fingers, it is suggestive of similar short comings in his salaah; or it forewarns mishaps regarding his nephews or nieces-depending entirely on which of the two aspects are implicated in the dream.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Pointing at someone or something represents an accusation. Alternatively, in a magical setting this may symbolize directing power toward an intended goal.
A finger to the lips indicates silence as the best course of action right now. Hold your words and use this time to think things through.
Raising the two central fingers is a protective emblem from classical times, averting the influence of the “evil eye.” Consider from what or whom you feel the need to protect yourself and why.
Clenched fingers reflect tension or anger that has not been directed constructively.
The central finger of the hand is an emblem of the phallus, which actually dates back to Rome when prostitutes used it to beckon their customers. This usage slowly changed to our modern insult. Tlie question here is to whom is the insult directed and why?
Crossed fingers symbolize your wishes and hopes.
Fingernails have several implications. First, they were a common component for magical spells to gain power over another. Second, depending on how they’re used in the dream, these can be a kind of weapon. In addition, fingernails over a blackboard reveal irritations.... The Language of Dreams
The fingers on the hand relate to work and service in the world. They may also be used to point out a situation, to blame, or to accuse. Damaged or hurt fingers may point to difficulties and limitations at work.
The little finger relates to memory, communication, daintiness, and the intellect.
The ring finger, or Venus finger, relates to contracts, marriage, and other bonds in relationships.
The middle finger, or Saturn finger, is associated with structure, form, hard work, and responsibility.
The index, or forefinger, is associated with Jupiter and is the finger of authority, God, accusation, or judgment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The interpretation of this dream varies greatly according to its details but as a general guide:
To point a finger or see one pointing predicts a complete change of environment.
A bandaged finger suggests you will escape lightly from a situation which could have been disastrous.
A hurt finger indicates difficulties of your own making.
A cut finger means some unusually hard work ahead.
A lost (or missing) finger predicts legal troubles concerning money matters.
An unusually long finger predicts a romantic upset.
A very short or stubby finger signifies new friends.
A hand with extra fingers is a sure forecast of an inheritance.
If, in your dream, you were specifically aware that the finger involved was a left- hand one, you are being warned that any illicit affair (whether business or love) could have a very unpleasant backlash.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
They symbolize the loved ones to whom you feel united. According to their condition, you may guess the health of those people. Fingers also relate to gestures and how you express yourself. Therefore, seeing a threatening finger indicates that your words and opinions are too aggressive and may hurt others. However, if the fingers are used affectionately the arguments you state will seduce and convince even your adversaries.
If they point to you the dream involves self-blame.
If they point to a particular direction maybe they are showing the way forward within your own existential confusion.
If you cut your finger and it bleeds the dream augurs good fortune.
If you dream that you have an additional finger you will receive an inheritance. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The hands are the most creative body part, and the fingers represent our ability to be finely tuned with details in terms of how we express our ability to direct that creativity into various forms. How effective you are feeling in the world may be expressed by a dream with fingers playing a prominent role.
Consider that each finger has specific meanings:
The thumb is connected to dexterity and the ability to get things done.
The first finger is the pointer, which correlates to blame and making choices.
The middle finger expresses disdain and anger.
The fourth finger relates to commitment and collaboration.
The last finger connects to expressiveness and gentility.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(Hand) In a dream, the fingers of the right hand represent the daily five time prayers.
The thumb represents the pre-dawn prayer, the index represents the midday prayer, the middle finger represents the mid-afternoon prayer, the ring finger represents the sunset prayer, and the little finger represents the eveningprayer. As for the fingers of the left hand in a dream, they are interpreted to represent one’s nephews.
To cross or intertwine one’s fingers in a dream means difficulties and poverty.
(Also see Body’; Fingers; Thimble)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A woman who dreams of putting ribbons on her dress or on her underwear will shortly have an offer of marriage from a serious-minded young man. But for her to dream of seeing other women wearing ribbons means that she will have difficulties in securing a husband on account of the rivalry of one whom she considered her friend.... The Complete Dream Book
The meaning of ribbons in your dream depends a great deal on their color and use which should be correlated to the action; however they pertain mainly to your love life and are a warning against casual sex affairs.
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A ribbon is a marker of some kind, designed to draw attention to something in a colorful and playful way.
The presence of a ribbon in a dream indicates a desire to highlight something specific. Look to where the ribbon was affixed and if it had any additional sense of purpose to round out your interpretation.
A hair ribbon relates to a desire to feel more attractive.
A ribbon on a gift is a reflection of a need to have what you offer the world stand out in a dynamic way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Seeing ribbons in a dream: you might soon learn from or meet new friends. Dragging endless ribbons around: you have too many financial responsibilities or debts.
The color of the ribbons also plays a role (see the chapter on “Colors in Dreams”).
A ribbon blowing in the wind means good luck and success!
Depth Psychology: Ribbons are symbols of many things: “tying the knot,” “my hands are tied.” Have you already “tied the knot”—or would you like to? Do you have friendly ties to someone? Are you all tied up?... Dreamers Dictionary
Snow White may convey deep patterns of jealousy and envy that threaten a woman’s innocence, beauty, and spintual purity. She may elicit you to embrace your innocence in a situation where you felt ridiculed or judged.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Awareness; clearness of mind; purity; cleanness; light feelings. In cenain dreams white is very threatening; perhaps we have connections with hospitals in these dreams. Example: ‘There was a huge white kitchen. I was scared when I entered it and there was a door leading out of it into a white corridor with a turquoise carpet which scared me even more’ (HH). Maggots, mould, dead or sick people and shrouds can also be white, so white can depict death or sickness. White clothes: a sense of wholeness; purity or marriage. White ani- mats: urges and sexuality which has been accepted or integrated with conscious activities. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Cleansing and innocence, attraction, and openness. Symbol of virginity and innocence.
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
White really is not a color at all, but we see it as a symbol of purity—usually beyond the realm of the earthly.
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
To dream of the color white is symbolic of exclusivity, the new world, appeal, protest, reform, miscarriage succession, virginity, purity, simplicity, justice, and innocence.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
In dreams, the color white can be a symbol of life or death. In the first case, the white represents purity, virginity, and hope. On the other hand, painting the house white symbolizes the need to purify and recover something you have lost. Dreaming in black and white indicates shortsightedness and low enthusiasm. You should try to live more intensely.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Purity and wholeness are represented by white, as this is the unification of all the colors of light that are visible to the human eye. For some, white is the color of highest spirituality. For others, it connects to the perfection that arises out of the absence of contamination, as in virginity and chastity. An object that appears white reflects the light outward, absorbing none of the individual colors of the spectrum.
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.
White is often regarded as the color of purity, truth, goodness and hope, perhaps best represented by the virginal bride. Within a Western context, seeing this color in your dreams may therefore be a message from your subconscious urging you to discover the truth of a situation, or to find your own truth. It is also the color of completeness and innocence. Questions to ask yourself if white appears in your dream: is your dream encouraging you to see the truth or could your dream be hinting at a fresh start to some aspect of your life?
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
There is a rich history in many aboriginal cultures that is still part of the collective consciousness around the purity of the color white in the realm of animal totems. Most commonly associated with the buffalo, the wolf, and large cats, the elevation of an animal’s power is what is being expressed when that animal appears as white. In the color spectrum, white is perceived when all the vibrations of light are combined, so the symbolic meaning of white relates to complete integration and wholeness.
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
This building is itself a symbol for the United States, modern democracy, and the American Dream. To be dreaming of the White House may be a reflection of your desire to achieve higher levels of expression in your community. Also, such a dream image may appear when your association with the state of affairs in politics is either inspiring you or causing you to despair. As the home of the president, the White House represents the personal consciousness of the freedoms that are fundamental to the way of life in the United States.
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
Dreams of white out symbolize a desire to release and let go of past transgressions, to correct your mistakes, make amends, and forgive and forget a hurtful word or deed.... Strangest Dream Explanations
White thorn is the bush Viviane hides behind to put a spell on Merlin.
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.
To dream that you are whitewashing, foretells that you will seek to reinstate yourself with friends by ridding yourself of offensive habits and companions.
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