Often appears in a dream when you are suffering from lack of self-worth. Also addressed here is the dreamer’s “responsibility to govern,” which means facing the problems and developing the capabilities to manage his own issues. In that sense, it addresses self-determination. Such concerns are surely influenced by the dreamer’s attitude toward power and acceptance. Freud is said to have dreamed as a young man that he was a public servant, which might help explain his ambitions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is a fortunate omen to dream of advancement whether it involves you or someone else; it signifies satisfaction and success in any important undertaking, and a quick settlement if you have legal matters pending. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of advancing symbolizes a desire to move forward in your life, and make strides in your career and/or relationship.
If you dream of receiving a financial advance on a project, this represents support, belief in your talents, and that you are taking your dreams and visions seriously. See Raise and Promotion.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is a fortunate omen to dream of advancement whether it involves you or someone else; it signifies satisfaction and success in any important undertaking, and a quick settlement if you have legal matters pending.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This is a most favourable sign, and indicates success in some important undertaking. You may be your own master, yet if you dream that you are in some employment and are Advanced, your success is certain. This dream often occurs in connection with legal matters. But if you dream of the lawsuit itself, you will lose.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream that you have the advantage, then you are feeling confident, successful, and in control of your destiny. However, if you dream that someone else has the upper hand, then you are dealing with issues of inferiority and inadequacy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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
Dreaming that you are part of a caravan is a sign of a physical or spiritual change. It indicates a temporary situation, a process of change that needs to take place in a long time. Looking at a caravan, without being in it, can be interpreted as a situation of inaction while a desire for change is repressed.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Having to deal with one or several bureaucrats means worrisome times and problems are ahead. Giving money to a bureaucrat means financial or material losses. Fighting with a bureaucrat: a warning—conflicts or legal troubles are unavoidable.... Dreamers Dictionary
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
(Annihilation; Disappearing; Non-existence) To vanish or be nonexistent in a dream means depression, nullifying all banknotes during a war, cancelling all interests and credits, a bad harvest, a plague, or it could mean a disaster.
To be non-existent for the people of the path in a dream signifies an everlasting existence.
(Also see Disappearing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see an evangelist in your dream represents a harsh personal lesson that you need to learn. You may be harboring feelings of guilt and self-punishment. You need to quit being so hard on yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
In his book Landscapes of the Night, Dr Evans puts forward a new theory of dreaming. He states that our brain has programs’ for dealing with survival. We have basic behaviour programs for walking and talking, rather like a computer might have. We also have programs for social interaction and skills. In the different roles such as lover, parent, breadwinner, employer, we need different skills. But also, to deal with our own process of change, our internal urges, anger, drive to succeed, we need skill to handle them well.
A person who doesn’t handle anxiety or stress can easily fail in work or in relationships. Many people do not enter a relationship because of the problems it poses. Dr Evans suggests that dreams are the means by which we both practise and update our programs of survival. Our experience of the day may question or enhance our behaviour stratagems for success at work or in relationships. Without the reprogramming occurring in dreams we would be stuck at one level of behavioural maturity. ‘As we gain in experience, as our input gets richer and more diverse, we modify our programs rather than replace them with a completely fresh set/ ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A lorry or van in a dream will have the same significance as a car, except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general. Being towed by a lorry or vehicle more efficient than our own suggests we need some kind of assistance with our motivation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A minivan parked outside your home may announce a new little arnval who may make it necessary to get a new vehicle with more room. It represents family values and your concerns about meeting the needs of your family. It may refer to the frustrations in having to taxi family members around.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreaming of this exalted state of consciousness is a prophetic dream symbolizing your connection to your higher self and your ability to access your highest and greatest wisdom. This dream is showing you how to co-create heaven on earth. See Prophetic Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Associated with the wild game of Africa, a savanna is a wilderness with intngue at every turn and interesting wildlife to explore. It suggests the multitude or varying experiences of life in one place. It teaches you to cherish and appreciate the variety in your environment and your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you are a slave suggests that you are not taking charge of your own life. Have you become so consumed by the needs of those around you that you have lost all focus on the value of your own life?... The Element Encyclopedia
(Angels; Vinegar) If one sees servants carrying platters offood, sweets and fruits to serve in one’s house in a dream means that someone in that house who had a long illness hasjust recovered from it, or that he may die as a martyr. Servants in a dream also represent glad tidings.
If a king, a merchant, or a man of knowledge see himself eating from the hand of a servant or a nurse in dream, it represents his authority, knowledge, wisdom, falling sick, or it could mean business expansion.
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
Driving a van may represent moving forward with concerns about family. Because a van can carry many passengers, when it arnves at your front door in a dream it may indicate the arrival of a whole community of new friends.
A commercial van may arrive with an important delivery that is necessary’ for a business enterprise, such as rhe tools or the help needed to solve a problem.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a van signify that you are moving through life carrying a lot of cargo. You are capable of carrying people along with you, and you have a lot of resources and power. Consider the contents of the van. See Car and Truck.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The meaning, of course, varies according to the action, but as a general rule a van featured in your dream is a harbinger of good news.
If it was carrying household goods, it indicates a change for the better: however, if your dream involved riding in it, you are likely to have a sudden opportunity to make a sizable profit.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: Vandalism suggests a degree of mindless damage and a vandal is the perpetrator of such mindlessness. From an emotional perspective such a dream may manifest when there has not been a natural respect for our feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When in waking life there are so many examples of wanton destruction, it is not surprising that such images become part of our dream content. When perhaps our professional integrity is called into question we may translate that as vandalism. That part of our being that has no respect for the norms and customs of society may be pictured in dreams as a vandal. You might like to consult the entries for damage and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of you as a vandal shows an anger or rage that is loaded with resentment and needs to be explored. This may be due to a childhood issue.
To witness vandalism taking place is a reminder that there is always an option to resolve issues even when they feel unresolvable. Taking the first step is often the most challenging.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of vanilla signify that you are coming into a very sweet time in your life, or depending upon your association, this dream might also signify that you are playing it safe and taking a ‘middle of the road’ approach to life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Thoughts and feelings constantly appear and then disappear, sometimes never to be seen or captured again. This is the magical world of mind and emotion, where things emerge out of the vast world of the unconscious, and vanish again. Therefore suggests one is losing awareness of something. Person, animal who vanishes: love for someone which has gone; something we realised or learnt which we have lost sight of; an autonomous pan of self which we cannot yet direct. See autonomous complex. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
One of the most annoying things about dreams is that images will vanish unexpectedly.
The mind has a great capacity for ‘magic’; to dream of things vanishing, and then possibly reappearing, means that we have to work a little harder from a spiritual perspective to understand.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Just as a child believes in the world of magic, so the dream state is one that at the time is totally believable. When images vanish in a dream, they will very often become more tangible in the waking state and available for interpretation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: There is also the tendency for us to forget various parts of the dream on waking.
The reason is that the subject of the dream has not yet fully fixed itself in consciousness. Working with dreams on first waking can help to ‘fix’ the information our subconscious is attempting to give us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Something that vanishes in a dream can represent something—which can be an insight into ourselves—that we forget and lose awareness of. Perhaps it is an unpleasant item of self-knowledge that disappears.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
You are making passionate love when your partner just vanishes; such a dream suggests passion that is frustrated in some way. A variation is the dream of making love to a stranger with no face, but in this case the emphasis is on your desire to experiment sexually.... The Element Encyclopedia
A vanity with beauty tools and makeup may bring the message that you are too vain. It may also point to a desire to look pretty or to get some aid in developing your own beauty.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of vanity or being offended by another person’s vanity implies that you are about to become aware of your own mortality. This may be in the form of a close call or a simple realization and acceptance of the aging process.
To dream of your own vanity implies that you may need to spend some time releasing your self-judgment so as to enjoy the details of your life more.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
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