Dreams about activities and environments associated with childhood can be either motivating or discouraging, depending on the details of your dream and how you felt. For example, if you had a happy time playing with your dolls or a toy train set, your dream may simply be reminding you of the simple pleasure of letting your guard down from time to time to do nothing useful but play and relax. These kinds of dreams are particularly common if you have been extremely busy recently and haven’t had time to have fun. If, however, you were bored by the toy or activity in your dream, your unconscious may be urging you to put away childish things that don’t really give you stimulation and satisfaction, and to spend your time more productively.
Toys in dreams not only reflect your desire for more play, or urge you to grow up in some way, they can also suggest nostalgia for childhood that has been lost. Dolls are especially important because they so resemble the human form, and because children endow them with emotions and characters. Your dreaming mind may therefore use a doll to symbolize something or someone in your life. For example, if you stick needles or pins in the doll, or mistreat it in any way, this can represent negative feelings towards a particular person. Many doll dreams use the doll as a target for violence and, if this is the case, it could also refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked emotionally or physically—like a helpless child. Dolls can also represent emotions that the dreamer would like to discharge on someone else, or the feeling of wanting to be a precious doll to someone. It may also express some undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality and the need to relearn some childhood lessons we may have forgotten.
If you dreamed that you were in a playground surrounded by other children, were you enjoying yourself or did you feel left out? If you felt exhilarated, your unconscious may once again be signaling your need to have more fun in waking life, but if you felt aloof or alone from the other children, it could suggest that you prefer to play no part in the immature behaviour currently displayed by a group of people in your waking life. See also references to toys and games in LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
General Meaning: These are those people who are senior to you and have authority over you.
• They may be represented by your parents, boss, pastor or any other figure who is set over you in an administrative or spiritual position.
If you dream of an authority in a positive light, then it could indicate that your leadership is being accepted and that you are growing in that area.
• It could mean that you are attaining to that level of leadership and authority in your spiritual walk.
• If they are authorities from worldly circles, they could speak of archetypes and mindsets that control your thinking.
Negative: Dreaming of being in bondage to an authority would mean that you are under some form of oppression or attack.
• Perhaps you are being controlled by influences not of God and been brought under the domination of something that is against the Word. It may also indicate that you are trying to dominate and impose your own will on others.
Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to higher authorities.
For there is no authority except from God: those that exist are ordained by God.
• The highest authority is naturally the Lord Himself.
• I will often see this depicted as an umbrella in the spirit. I will see someone with an umbrella above them with holes in it. Or I will perhaps see that they are not standing under the umbrella away from the storm.
• When I see this I know that the Lord is saying that this person’s authority is not covering them correctly. Secondly they are not under cover at all and are under attack.
• As the Scripture says, all authority ultimately comes from the Lord. Negative: To rebel against an authority that you personally know God has told you to be under, is tantamount to rebelling against the Lord Himself.
See also: Father • ... The Way of Dreams and Visions
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
Celebrities appeanng on the stage of your dream are often acting out archetypal dramas and comedies, which we call myths. They may appear as some of the archetypes from the mythologies of the world, such as the Greek myths, which still drive Western culture. They may offer their associated character traits and roles to represent aspects of your personality, or they may come to represent an idealized version of a person in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you are a celebrity may indicate that you have set your goals too high and they may be impossible to attain right now. You may be faced with disappointment and frustration.
To see a celebrity in your dream symbolizes certain attributes or features that they possess. Pay attention to any recent events or occurrences in your life, and see if there are any similarities between them and the celebrity in the dream. Often, we develop a fixation on a celebrity and this can be incorporated into dreams. They possess attributes that we sometimes wish we had and are often seen as status symbols. Consider if the celebrity’s name has any meaning.
The dream could be a play on their name.
To dream that you are good friends with a celebrity may suggest that you wish a friend or family member possessed similar traits. Determine the traits the celebrity possesses, so you know what qualities you wish your friend or family had. **Refer to actor.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of celebrities shows that you are letting too much pomp and circumstance convince you to act certain ways that are against your better nature, this could be to your downfall in the area of the heart.
To dream that you are a celebrity denotes that you desire to fly higher then your social life and means allow.
To dream a loved one becomes a celebrity shows that you have a secret fear of losing this person to the world.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams that you are a celebrity means your desires and wishes may be beyond your reach at the present moment.
To dream that a friend or lover becomes a celebrity suggests your fear of losing the friendship and loyalty of this person.
To see a celebrity in your dream, or even to be dating or making out with a famous celebrity in your dream, represents your understanding about him or her and the feelings he/she generates in you. Something in your waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings.
If you dream about being friends with a celebrity, your dream is telling you that you should have higher self-esteem. You are worth believing in. You need to work on believing that you are a special person.
It is not uncommon that a real-life obsession with a certain celebrity may carry over onto your dream world. Celebrities are often seen as heroes and role models for certain qualities or the fame and acceptance we want to achieve ourselves.
To dream about a celebrity dying signifies that your feelings about that person are changing significantly. Perhaps you no longer admire what they once represented to you. Alternatively, you may want to repress that aspect of yourself that is represented by that celebrity.... My Dream Interpretation
Celebrities are the gods and goddesses of modern life and represent archetypal human qualities with which we all identify.
The essence of a particular celebrity’s image can be distilled into a character aspect by the ways in which we perceive the person. Millions of people hold the same projected image of celebrities.
The power of all that magnified perception endows them with superhuman status and removes any sense of the person underneath the persona. Celebrities show up in our dreams when the stakes are a little higher in terms of what we’re dreaming about. By providing a more powerful image, the unconscious is telling you to pay more attention. Approach the interpretation the same way you would anyone in your dreams.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Our fascination and adoration of favorite celebrities stems from a desire to emulate their positive qualities or talents. We admire them for their beauty and creative talent, and sometimes for their humanitarian work and political activism. Frequently we feel that these people are doing something that we would love to do but cannot because we have neither the opportunity nor the self-confidence. Whether you yearn to be as good looking, rich or powerful as the star that ascended from your unconscious depths into your dreamland, or whether you simply have a crush on them, such dreams are typically a wishfulfillment response of your unconscious to your desires.
As well as giving you temporary gratification and adding a hint of glamor to your life (perhaps in compensation for anxieties about your personal appearance or boredom with the routine of your life), your dream celebrity may have had another purpose. A dream of Clint Eastwood or John Wayne or other celebrated icons of manliness may, if you are a man, have been acting out your anima; if you are a woman, your animus may have been Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn. Any of these stars may have highlighted personal qualities that you greatly admire, would like to possess or are relevant to your current situation. For example, if you dreamed of Nelson Mandela, would you like—or do you need—to become more compassionate, patient and tolerant? It may also be that you long to change your direction in life and your dreaming mind has summoned up a representative to encourage and inspire you to follow your dreams.
If you secretly yearn to be a singer / songwriter, a dream of sharing the stage with a top group and together sending the crowd wild may encourage you to pursue your vision. Finally, bear in mind that whenever a celebrity appears in your dream, they are typically someone you have admired for a long time; such a dream may also suggest that you want some of the recognition that routinely comes their way. Maybe your role in waking life is hidden from view? Being singled out by a celebrity in your dream—no doubt to the envy of your dream friends who suddenly see you with new admiring eyes—suggests that you somehow feel undervalued in your waking life or taken for granted by those around you.... The Element Encyclopedia
Cities in dreams generally represent our communities and our relationship to them. People and opportunities tend to congregate around cities.
• Look at your relationship with your immediate community are you yearning to slow down? Do you feel overwhelmed by others demands to the point where you feel out of control? • Or perhaps you feel isolated and lost within your dream city reflecting similar feelings within your waking community.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Cities, towns and Villages imply that the observer of such a dream will encounter unchaste women if such places are not of multiple colours. And if they are black and white then it suggests day and night – i.e., alternating of day and night and the passing of time.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Cities, towns and Villages imply that the observer of such a dream will encounter unchaste women if such places are not of multiple colours. And if they are black and white then it suggests day and night – i.e., alternating of day and night and the passing of time.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a costume symbolize your desire to be seen in a particular type of role or as a particular archetype. Depending upon the feeling tone of this dream, your subconscious mind is either revealing the type of person you are aspiring to become. See Clothes and Dress.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you were wearing the costume, you’re hiding your true self from someone - or perhaps from everyone in your circle.
If you take it off, something will cause you to drop the fa?ade very soon.
If you are only one amongst many wearing a costume, especially if some of the others were children, this portends an amazing and totally unexpected - but nonetheless favorable - turn of events.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Dreaming that you wear a costume means that you do not feel comfortable with your personality and, therefore, you need to play a role or to pretend in order to succeed. This attitude can hide your authentic identity.
Many myths and kids’ stories portray characters wearing masks that cannot be removed. This shows that sometimes it is possible to become whoever you want to be by paying a high price: neglecting your true self.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In a dream, a costume can indicate things that may be obscured about the dreamer’s or another’s identity, owing to conscious or subconscious disguises. (See also Clothing.)... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you dreamed of attending a costume party, where everyone was in costume except you, this is a warning against false friends.
To dream that you are wearing a costume, signifies that you are putting on a false face toward others. Your true self is not being revealed and you are not being completely honest with people around you.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are wearing a costume this could indicate that you are trying to hide your true self, or you inner feelings behind a facade of duplicity; you may not be wholly honest with a loved one and have a fear of being found out.
If you are wearing a ridiculous costume, such as a chicken suit, this could indicate that you are being foolish about certain matters in your life and must look to the other symbols to find out just what it is.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A facade or charade. Tilings are not as they seem.
Various roles we play in life.
For example, someone who is an authority figure may be seen in a costume depicting a famous leader like Julius Caesar (see Icons).
Mimicry of various real-life scenarios as if in a play. This provides a safe medium for the expression of your perceptions.
Sustenance and support. Among ancient tribal cultures, costumes and masks served as a vehicle for sympathetic magic.
For example, if they needed crops to grow, they might dress as vegetation and perform a jumping dance to encourage that growth. So, what facet of your life does this costume represent, and how does it accent that facet?... The Language of Dreams
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
1- To dream of crossing a border or frontier from one placc to another represents making great changes in life, actively instigating a change from one state to another, perhaps taking ourselves from the past to the future, or causing other people round us to make those changes.
2- Psychologically when we cross from one way of life to another such as changing from puberty to adulthood or from middle age to old age we need to depict this by creating an actual marker. In dreams for a frontier to appear is crossing a barrier within ourselves.
3- Spiritually, we have a new experience ahead of us which we can use on our way towards enlightenment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically when we cross from one way of life to another – such as changing from puberty to adulthood or from middle age to old age – we need to depict this by creating an actual marker. In dreams, for a frontier to appear it means crossing a barrier within ourselves. Initially a frontier was a military term signifying the front line of foot soldiers, so the idea of strategy and planning is appropriate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of crossing a border or frontier from one place to another represents making great changes in life, actively instigating a change from one state to another, into unknown territory. Perhaps we are taking ourselves from the past to the future, or causing other people round us to make those changes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If horse are seen running through cities or between houses it means floods, rains and disasters are imminent. But if such horses are seen with saddles it means the person seeing the dream will meet lots of people who will have gathered together for some happy or unhappy occasion.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Your love will fall to live up to your estimate of him or her if you dream of people afflicted with infirmities. These may include people who are injured, disfigured, hunchbacks or who have legs or arms missing.... The Complete Dream Book
Masks suggest the deceptive appearance we present to others in waking life.
If you see a pair of masks, this can symbolize your inherent duality—in Jungian terms, the opposed forces of light and shadow that exist within each one of us. Dreams that feature costumes, fancy dress or drag suggest that you are attempting to disguise some aspect of your personality. Dreams of transvestism—deliberately dressing in clothes of the opposite sex—are unlikely to be about sexual preference but more about the need to balance the masculine and feminine aspects of your personality.
If you are wearing a historical costume in your dream, either for a play or as normal dress, then perhaps your image needs updating or a part of you is disguising your real self.
If you come face to face with someone in your dream and they are wearing a mask, your dreaming mind is sending you a powerful message that you believe they are wearing a false mask in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Underpants; Underwear) If one discovers some wetness in his underpants in a dream, it means that his wife is pregnant.
If one defecates in his underpants in a dream, it means a fight with his wife after which he will pay her something he owes her, or it could mean a fight that will end in divorce.
If one wears his underpants inside-out in his dream, it means that he indulges in the loathsome and forbidden act of anal intercourse with his wife.
If one sees himself wearing his underpants without the underwear shirt in a dream, it means poverty. Wearing fancy underpants in a dream means travels, or financial growth. Wearing new underpants in a dream means protecting one’s chastity. Giving away one’s old underpants in a dream means relief from difficulties.
(Also see Underwear; Pants)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of panties are about a flimsy cover for your intimate, sexual feelings, attractions and impulses. Panties represent girlishness, innocence, virginal attributes, and/or seduction.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Fettering; Forbearance; Self-control) Exercising patience in a dream means glad tidings, or a warning about an adversity, or perhaps it could mean success in one’s endeavors. Ifone exercises patience toward harm or adversities he suffers in a dream, it means that he will rise in station, or receive a financial reward, or it could mean enjoying good living, safety, good health and victory in one’s life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of the exercise of this compassionate quality, by yourself or anyone else, is a lovely omen of contrary, indicating that you won’t need much patience to see the last of current worries.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
According to Jung, dreams are the small hidden door to the deepest and most mysterious part of your nature; they act as a teacher and guide on the road toward understanding and wholeness.
Most dream analysts agree that one of the most helpful aspects of dream interpretation is that it helps present to you in symbolic language the challenges you are facing in waking life so that you can understand them and yourself better. These challenges can often be represented by symbols that are easy to understand, but in some cases these symbols appear to have no clear-cut explanation.
This chapter explores those symbols that seem to have no obvious associations and suggests ways for you to interpret them. Bear in mind, however, that in some instances the nature of your problem in waking life might not be at all evident to you. It may simply be that you have lost your sense of purpose but, because you have been so busy with your routines, you have not consciously realized that something is amiss. Your unconscious mind, however, will have picked up on this; a dream that depicts you wandering in a maze, for example, may be an attempt to make you consciously aware of your lack of direction so that you can do something about it. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY; MIND, BODY, SPIRIT.... The Element Encyclopedia
To fully understand the message of a dream in which a celebrity features you need to hone in on the quality they represent and decide whether it pertains to someone you know, or to some aspect of yourself. First you need to consider the outstanding trait for which that celebrity is famous, then you need to think about what makes that person stand out for you. For example if you dream of Madonna, why didn’t your dreaming mind select another female singer, for example Shirley Bassey? What is it about Madonna that inspires you? Is it her drive, her ambition, her feistiness or her ability to reinvent herself? Try to spell out in your mind the qualities this person stands for and what trait is being shown. Then consider the implications. Celebrity dreams may seem sweet or even corny, but they do have a powerful energy.
If you think the celebrity represents a quality in yourself you’d like to foster, don’t assume you have to copy them and follow their life path. Remember dreams only depict the essence of something; the way you choose to put that energy to work, and how it appears in your life, is entirely up to you.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of having separate identities suggests that you are feeling torn apart and divided. Your feelings are pulling you in opposite directions. You could also feel stuck between two people or groups in your life who want different things from you. You are feeling torn apart by this conflict - you must make a decision about the person who you want to become, and then act accordingly to make it happen.... My Dream Interpretation
If a shirt features in your dream, it may have been an unconscious reminder to iron one when you awake. Otherwise puns may help with the interpretation. Are you overdependent on someone in waking life—clinging on to someone’s shirttails—or is someone overdependent on you.
If you rolled your sleeves up in your dream, is a forthcoming task looming large in waking life, or are you in danger of going bankrupt and ‘losing the shirt off your back’? A dream that features a shirt may be associated with gambling—putting one’s shirt—on a horse.
If you were choked by a tight collar, scarf or tie in your dream, your unconscious may have been drawing attention to feelings of restriction, maybe in relation to your work, as collars and neckties tend to be worn by professionals. A tie is sometimes a sexual symbol, but it also represents something that can choke feelings.
If the tie is colorful, this might represent a creative new approach. To dream of stitching a shirt or item of clothing suggests that repairs are needed in some areas of your life.
If you find yourself sewing a patch on your shirt, was your unconscious speaking in puns? Is there something in your life that needs patching up? Or have you been trying to hide something about yourself from others, such as the big heart you used to wear on your sleeve?... The Element Encyclopedia
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
To see or wear a tie in your dream, represents your obligations and relationship bonds. In some cases, the dream may suggest that you are feeling tied down to a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
As a male garment, the tie is a symbol of virility and also of slavery. According to an esoteric interpretation, the tie is a symbol of debts. To tie it can also reveal a desire to escape from too rigid rules.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The tie is an adornment and in this way connects to personal self- expression. Because it is worn around the neck, it highlights issues of communication and speaking with a powerful ownership of your voice.
A tie can represent a sense of restriction where responsibility is concerned.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming about a twist-tie foretells complications in the dreamer’s social or work life that may be difficult to resolve. This dream symbol may also suggest that you need to put some “closure” on a certain situation in your waking life.... My Dream Interpretation
Uniforms are symbols of depersonalized authority in dreams, so if your dream featured images such as soldiers in uniform or policemen on duty and you were the only one not wearing a uniform, this may reflect your waking sense that you are falling out of line in some way or have deviated from what is expected from you. Did you try to fit in or did you assert your individuality and non-conformist nature?
If members of various professional bodies appeared in your dream, such as doctors, dentists or pilots, try to make a link with the profession they represent and the relevant area of your waking life, as your unconscious may be offering you inspirational or helpful advice.
When the main point of interest in your dream is the occupation or profession, there is typically a good reason why your unconscious has highlighted that particular job. For example, members of the caring professions in dreams, such as nurses, nuns, charity or voluntary workers, may suggest a more compassionate side to your nature, or the side of yourself that has a vocation in life. In men, these images may suggest the importance of non-sexual relationships. For more information about specific occupations and people at work, see SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
Another way of interpreting flying dreams is that they symbolize your strong mind and will. You feel invincible and nobody can tell you what you cannot do and accomplish. Undoubtedly these dreams leave you with a great sense of freedom.... The Element Encyclopedia
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