To use a colander in a dream reveals the arrival of lawsuits and legal problems because of material issues.
If the holes are tight these issues will be favorable to you; but if, on the contrary, they are wide you will end up losing everything you had won. Seeing other people using a strainer means that, in real life, they do not accept you as you are and that this attitude will make you suffer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The place where fear and temptation and ghosts reside. See T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Withdrawal and asceticism. Symbol of the peak experiences that will lead toward self-realization. But the dreamer has to get all the insights and power from himself; there are no teachers.
An illustration of the new and unknown.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreaming of being at an amusement park represents a busy and stressful daily life. You need to set some time for leisure and more enjoyment in your life. Consider how everything in the park is an expression of some aspect of yourself. This dream can also mean that you have been easily distracted lately.
To dream that the amusement park is empty or abandoned, suggests that you need to open yourself up to more fun and adventure.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream of England or English people is a forerunner of difficult situations involving lack of cooperation which will require great tact and patient effort to overcome.
Unless, of course, you are English or live in England, in which case the national aspects of the dream have no significance and only the other details should be considered.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Forests are dark and mysterious. They symbolize the unknown and the unconscious. This archetype appears in many myths—characters get lost in the wood or forest, only to discover great treasure or wisdom, as well as great dangers. Dreams about woodland and forests often have a lot to do with feeling lost and being unable to find the right path or direction. See also TREES AND PLANTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- Depending on the type of garland in the dream we are recognising some distinction or honour for ourselves.
If we are wearing the garland, such as a Hawaiian flower garland, we are looking at various ways of making ourselves happy. We are looking at dedication, and at some way of setting ourselves apart from others.
2- Psychologically; a garland can represent honour and recognition and can link us to the people who presented us with the garland.
3- A garland is symbolic of the need for dedication, either spiritually or physically. It may also represent an element of the dreamer’s subconscious Holiness, which he will need to acknowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A garland is symbolic of the need for dedication, either spiritually or physically. It may also represent an element of our subconscious holiness, or rather undeveloped spirituality, which we need to acknowledge.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, a garland can represent honour and recognition and can form a link or bond with the people who honoured us. In dreams, it will be important to interpret what the garlands are made of, since this may help us to identify our best abilities; for instance, garlands of bay laurel were used to honour apollo and his many attributes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Depending on the type of garland in the dream, we are recognizing some distinction or honour for ourselves.
If we are wearing the garland, such as a hawaiian flower garland, we are looking at various ways of making ourselves happy. We are looking at dedication, and at some way of setting ourselves apart from others. Winners in sports contests are often honoured by garlands, so in dreams these would signify competition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To feel a yearning or desire to see one’s homeland in a dream means divorce between a husband and a wife, or separation between friends, or experiencing richness after poverty. Such a yearning in a dream also connotes evil if accompanied with crying or lamenting.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Security that originates from a particular place in the world that you have either searched for or found. This image is often related to Parents, and is similar to Parents’ House. However, with increasing maturity, one usually dissolves the link to homeland and parents. Longing for quietness and a feeling of belonging.
Folklore: Prosperity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Iceland lies in the North Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland and just touches the Arctic Circle. It is one of the most volcanic regions in the world. Much of the country is covered by snowfields and glaciers, and most of the people live in the small part of the island that is made up of fertile coastland. The Gulf Stream keeps Iceland’s climate milder than one would expect from an island near the Arctic Circle. In dreams, it can refer to largeness of character, selfreliance and fortitude. It may also refer to emotional frigidity that needs to be thawed or, because Iceland is volcanic, hidden passions lurking beneath a calm or cool exterior.... The Element Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: Occasionally we all need to recharge our batteries, and to dream of an island can help, or warn us, to do this.
Dreaming of a desert or treasure island indicates there is something to be gained by being alone and exploring our ability to cope with such a situation. We may actually function better in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of Ireland or any Irish association symbolize a light hearted approach to life, frivolity, drunkenness, story telling, and the fact that the pot of gold is right where you are. See Leprechaun and Four-Leaf Clover.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming about being on an island can have several different meanings and could be very revealing. Consider your mood in this dream. Was the island a place of rest, peace or solitude? If the answer is yes, it suggests that you may need time to yourself for restoration and renewal.
The sea or the ocean generally symbolizes our unconscious. Thus, if you were very lonely or fearful of the waters around you, it may be an indication that you are unwilling to look deeply into yourself. You may be afraid of the materials that are under the surface of your conscious thoughts and feelings.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The meaning behind being on an island depends on your mood in the dream.
If you were content, serene, and happy, the dream suggests you need to take time for rest and renewal.
If you were lonely and afraid, it may indicate you need to look deeply into yourself in order to sort out your thoughts and feelings towards life, a person, or a situation.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Feelings of isolation or loneliness—the loneliness could be as one might feel when retired from work, isolated from a situation you once knew, feeling trapped, feeling safe from the world by introversion. Swimming, getting to an island: move to independence. Desert island: attempt to ‘get away from it all’. Island in stormy sea: personality traits which give strength amidst difficult emotions and turbulence. Large island with other people: isolating oneself by involvement with a particular belief or group of people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Isolation and loneliness that you suffer from, or that you desire. This image often appears when you are frustrated at work.
A longing for harmony and peace, wanting to leave the world; vacation. As the “island of dreams,” this image is a symbol of self, pointing to a self- directed life, autonomy, and independence. Also, a symbol of the unconscious.
ASTROLOGY: A symbol of Aquarius.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: In a man’s dream, the island stands for frustration at work; you arc anxious to be involved, to create something new, to make use of your pioneer spirit. Or you are simply stressed out and want to (or should) take a break from your hectic lifestyle. When you return—maybe from a vacation— you can again set the world on fire. Being alone on an island: you want to be left alone or feel lonely. Seeing an abandoned island: you are traveling in uncharted waters—or you have no clue where to go from here.
Depth Psychology: An island reflects fear about the responsibilities of life and—in that sense—is an attempt to take flight from reality (or to retreat from the world). Sometimes it might simply be a matter of needing some peace and solitude after a particularly hectic period.
The dream can also be a warning about not isolating or withdrawing.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of an island symbolizes an easy, comfortable, and well-lived life.
To dream that you are stranded on an island signifies that you are wallowing in despair and are at a lost as to what to do with your life. Alternatively, you may be seeking a form of refuge. Perhaps you are refusing to confront certain situations and have opted to run away from the inevitable.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of an island are symbolic of being in your own little world, reclusive, distant, lonely, protected, aloof and independent. Because islands are formed from centuries of volcanic eruptions, this dream symbolizes a beauty created by apparent disaster, and it is symbolic of how growth can seem to be slow and arduous, but if you stick with it, it will eventually pay off. See Hermit.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of escaping to an island, you can solve a problem by yourself if you take some time alone. This dream can also mean you are trying to avoid your true, inner feelings about a person or situation in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
The island is associated with ideas of salvation and refuge, in the case that it is a pleasant dream. On the other hand, an island can become a prison because of the isolation it produces. In general, the island demonstrates a desire to flee from reality, as well as the individualism of everyone.
If you are isolated on the island, you should try to analyze your feelings from other perspectives, since everything indicates that you don’t count on others when making decisions. Keeping in mind that the ocean symbolizes the unconscious mind, the island can signify the desire to stay safe in the conscious Self rather than wanting to investigate your interior. The sea, according to Freud’s studies, also symbolizes the mother figure. This dream, therefore, could be showing your maternal-filial relationship.
If the island is swallowed by water, it may mean that you feel pressured by an overly strict mother or by the lack of control of your unconscious forces. (See ARMOR, CASTILLE, ABANDONMENT, WATER and HERMIT)
In respect to this dream, oracles predict comfort and favorable circumstances.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Land represents the conscious mind, and the ocean is the unconscious. An island is an isolated idea or construct in your consciousness that is separated from the rest of your awareness by issues that are of an emotional nature. An island in a dream can represent the sense of isolation that occurs when you are going through a difficult period.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To escape to an island in a dream may mean the peace of solitude is needed by the dreamer.
A further meaning is that the dreamer is afraid of the surrounding waters of his or her unconscious and wishes to remain isolated from his or her inner feelings.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: Reaching land from the ocean or a lake: your plans and projects are now on a solid footing and will be completed sue- cessfullv. Walking on land: the state of the land is an indication of how your life will unfold. Walking across a healthy Meadow means you are getting ahead in life. Walking over a field: hard work is the only way to have a good “harvest.” An empty- field: disappointment and failure—because others have already harvested the crop. See Earth, Field.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of land are symbolic of you becoming grounded, pragmatic, a grown-up and/or territorial.
If you own land, then you are taking a stance and holding your ground. Undeveloped land represents potential for growth.
If the land is developed, then this is about taking pride in your accomplishments and seeing how much you’ve grown. This dream could also be a message that it is time to come down to earth. See Ground.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dreamed of owning land, you can expect an important improvement in your circumstances, unless you actually own some, in which case the dream predicts temporary reverses.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreams associated with land, like those in which you find yourself lying on the ground, show that you should be more realistic. In this sense, it is preferable that you adhere to the issues that directly concern you and that you leave whims aside. On the other hand, land is a tangible manifestation of your will. So, dreaming that you are covered in dirt signifies that you have a mission to accomplish. On the contrary, cultivating the land indicates that you should work hard so as to finish a project. In the case that the land on which you are working is dry, it means that you lack strength and enthusiasm.
If you dream of planet Earth, it could mean that your true self is not yet fully realized.
Mother Earth represents the subconscious mind. She is the uterus that contains the potential for the development of the future. The myths about the descent into the inside of the earth are allegories that describe the exploration of you hidden and unknown side.
If the appearance of mother earth is fearful, it is possible that you are afraid that the forces of the subconscious will put your life in disorder. Mother Earth, herself, was the antique symbol of fertility.
Dreaming of a sterile land generally announces that you should plan some seeds if you want to preserve your future.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
We are divided into the two realms of the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.
The earth is equally bisected into land and ocean, with the land connecting to the conscious mind. Everything we can see and are easily aware of is like the land of our minds. In this way, any land formation in a dreamscape is asking you to consider some area of your self-concept that is part of your conscious domain or that you have the natural human capacity to be aware of. Land represents parts of yourself that are not hidden, but are exposed and available for exploration. Use the terrain of the land in your dream to understand more deeply what the dream is asking you to look at. High terrain and mountains are the areas of consciousness that can only be explored by looking upward, into higher ground of thought and consideration.
A deep jungle is still consciousness, but more of your hidden nature. Chasms or land masses separated by water indicate that there are thought processes or patterns that are separate, distinct, or in need of integration.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream of land mines suggests that you are going through a potentially explosive and trying situation in real life.
The mines could represent repressed emotions that are likely to explode or burst if not dealt with soon. It could be something within yourself, such as the desire to explode with anger over an issue that’s affecting you.... My Dream Interpretation
(1) Landing (as of an aeroplane) may symbolize (a need for) grounding yourself, either in reality (instead of fantasizing) or experience (instead of mere intellectual playing with ideas) or in your body, or instincts, or intuition, or Nature.
(2) Landing (as going ashore from a boat) may symbolize escaping from a stunting mother-attachment or from other unconscious contents. The sea may symbolize either mother or the unconscious. Liberating yourself from negative emotional ties to your mother is
always good: it represents a great leap towards taking responsibility for your life and being your own person. Escaping from other unconscious contents is good for you in the sense of freeing yourself from the threats of the unconscious, and this can be achieved only by becoming better acquainted with what is going on in your unconscious.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Dreaming that you land in a plane indicates that your conflicts or fantasies begin to appear in real life.
If landing is not completed it is because you think too much about the problems that concern you. On the contrary, if the plane successfully lands after falling out of control, it means you are facing a huge conflict that you are capable of solving after all.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of your landlord represents your controlling nature. It corresponds your objective and dependable personality. Perhaps there is a need for better control and management on a particular aspect of your character.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A memory resurfacing of a place or location that you visited before. Ask yourself if there was something about that region or experience that pertains to your present situation.
If you have never traveled to this place before, consider its name, location, and the landmark itself for more interpretive value.
For example, seeing “Old Faithful” might speak of your own timeliness or dedication (see Water).
Possibly the manifestation of a memory from a past life experience. Even so, there is something important about this experience that directly relates to your circumstances now.
Monuments appearing at the landmark show your loyalties to someone, something, or a situation. Such loyalties can be good or bad influences, so check the condition of the monument for further insight here.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of various landscapes symbolizes your current standing in life or relationships. This provides appreciation and recognition for the vital role you play in the community. According to Sigmund Freud, the landscape represents the human body.
To dream of seeing ever-changing landscapes represents psychological transitions or emotional advancement. It stands for different phases in your life. Then again, your dream may be a reminder for you to consider other points of view. Recall the important elements in the landscape and consider their corresponding symbolism and representations.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the Landscape is a fine open one, that gives you pleasure, then it is a most fortunate dream. But if the view is shut out or obscured by hills or forests, then you will have to face many troubles and obstacles.... Mystic Dream Book
The meaning of this dream depends on your reaction to the landscape; if it struck you as being beautiful or pleasing, it signifies bright future prospects; but if it was ugly or unpleasant in any way, you must be prepared to sit out a season of dissatisfaction.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The landscapes of dreams are symbolic scenarios in which each and every one of the elements that comprise it should be considered. For example, for a person overwhelmed by financial problems, a mountain ridge can mean a profit chart and economic losses. Now, to understand the symbolic meaning of a landscape you must distinguish the predominant features from the minor ones. So, when an element reigns above all others and unifies them (sea, desert, etc.), you must interpret the dream in terms of this main component. But if, instead, the landscape offers variety and balance of different elements, then it must be analyzed as if it were a painting, paying attention to the shapes of objects (flat, pointed, round, etc.) and the colors that stand out.
Lantern See LAMP and LIGHT
Lasso The meaning of the symbol varies depending on the type of lasso.
If decorative ones appear in your dream, you are probably in a moment when you need others to show you affection and tenderness. Your emotions are going through a fragile stage and you are not very sure of what you feel. You also don’t know how others feel about you. That is why you seek security in expressions of affection If a lasso is around your neck, preventing you from breathing normally, it means that you are immersed in a stressful process that may make you lose your nerve. You feel threatened by a danger that others don’t seem to consider very serious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Our moods and attitudes, but particularly the set of habitual feelings we meet life with. As we create our surroundings in dreams, landscapes depict what feelings we ourself generate and live in. Gloomy: pessimism; self doubt; depression; a gloomy view of life. Sunny: hopeful; optimistic;
something to look forward to. Recurring scenes: habitual attitudes with which you approach situations. Recurring scenes of past residence: a stance you developed from that penod of your life. See countryside. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The landscape in a dream can be an integral part of the interpretation. It usually mirrors feelings and concepts that we have and therefore reflects our personality.
A rocky landscape would suggest problems, whereas a gloomy landscape might suggest pessimism and self-doubt.
A recurring scene may be one where in childhood we felt safe, or may reflect a feeling or difficulty with which we have not been able to come to terms. Landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than momcntarv moods.
Dream landscapes can have a bizarre quality about them in order to highlight a particular message.
For instance, there may be trees made of ice, or rocks made of sugar.
The plot of the dream may be important in arriving at the correct interpretation of these symbols (see Introduction).
The landscape in a dream can also indicate how we relate to other people.
To be in a desert might represent loneliness, whereas to be in a jungle might represent a very fertile imagination.
3- Spiritually, the landscape in a dream can suggest improvements which we can make in handling our own moods and attitudes.
If the landscape changes between the beginning and end of the dream, we perhaps need to make corresponding changes in everyday life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Material aspects: The landscape in a dream can be an integral part of the interpretation. It usually mirrors feelings and concepts that we have and, therefore, reflects our personality.
A rocky landscape would suggest problems, whereas a gloomy landscape might suggest pessimism and self-doubt.
A recurring scene may be one where in childhood we felt safe, or may reflect a feeling or difficulty with which we have not been able to come to terms. Landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than momentary moods.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
When the setting of your dream is particularly prominent in your dream, it is usually trying to convey to you some kind of message from your unconscious. The setting of a dream is the environment or landscape in which the action takes place. Sometimes the place reflects your mood but it can also be a reminder of a particular time in your life or of particular people. In general, the setting signifies the environment in which the main action of your life is happening. For example, if you dream of walking across the road in a busy city in the rain, your dream has a completely different setting to going for a walk in a park on a sunny day.
Try to assign a feeling and function to the setting of your dreamscape; that busy city might convey the feeling of purpose and speed, together with the function of work; that park might suggest the feeling of relaxation and the function of refreshment. When you have defined your feeling and function, try to see what part they play in your waking life and what the other details of the dream say about them.
Bear in mind, too, that you need to consider personal associations. A countryside walk may conjure up an image of heaven for some people but of hell for others, particularly if they suffer from severe hay fever.
Interpreting the symbolism of the dream setting can give you an insight into your own inner landscape.
If the setting is familiar, look out for symbols of your work or home situation to decide whether the dream is about your professional or personal life. Such a scene may also take you back to childhood or a time of learning.
If the setting is not familiar, or from your past, think about how it may relate to the emotional climate of a current situation. Recurring landscapes in dreams indicate feelings to which you often return; if the same scenes recur, they suggest habitual attitudes with which you approach a situation. Recurring scenes of your past represent a stance you developed at that time in your life. Although landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than temporary moods, if the landscape does change in your dream, perhaps you need to make corresponding changes in your everyday life or in your approach to life. Composite scenes, consisting of many images that you recognize in one setting, are usually drawing your attention to particular qualities or moods which have relevance to the content of the dream. The country where your dream is set may also have significance. See also FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
Bear in mind, too, that the light, the weather and other features of your dream landscape all contribute to the setting and are all saying something about your mood or the feelings the dream inspires. Light is a common symbol of consciousness, so a sunny landscape will indicate clarity and awareness and a bright and sunny place will suggest fun and liveliness. Dark places in general represent the unconscious, although landscapes that become dark or dreary during the course of the dream may also refer to your subjective view of the world; for example, a dark shadowy murky scene signifies feelings of depression. A place that becomes lighter and brighter during your dream suggests possibilities and potentials, whilst the dim illumination of moonlight is a common symbol of intuition.
The nature of the weather in your dream will also express how you are feeling. Bad weather may foretell of troubles lying ahead, rain falling may indicate a release of tension, whilst the appearance of a rainbow across the landscape might suggest your troubles have found some sort of resolution. A beautiful place in a dream may be encouraging you to use your creative imagination in waking life, a sheltered place might be offering peace and security, unknown places could be revealing aspects of yourself of which you may be unsure and wide open spaces offer you a taste of freedom from confinement, whether emotional or physical.
The structure of the landscape also reflects your feelings about the content of your dream. A landscape that is hard to travel over or live in says much about the emotional or practical obstacles in your waking life. Your dream may have created a symbolic scenario to show you the things that are preventing you from being happy and fulfilled.
What you see lying ahead of you in a dream, such as a mountain or a flight of stairs, is significant as it represents the challenges you have yet to face. Obstacles in dream landscapes may express your everyday concerns. For example, you may find it impossible to cross a busy street in your dream; the street may well be a symbol of an impending exam.
If some aspect of your dream landscape did not seem right or was out of proportion, perhaps you are not seeing things straight in waking life. In your dream, look out for other symbols that suggest some aspect of your waking life is out of proportion; if your dream has a surreal or supernatural elements, refer to the chapter on SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a landslide symbolizes emotions you have been pushing back for a while. These emotions continue to build up and may soon manifest in an emotional overload. Your pent-up emotions might take the form of a violent outburst.
The landslide in your dream may also represent the anxieties, worries, and responsibilities you carry in life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Everything is coming down on you; feeling caved in. Pull back; you are trying to carry too much weight and responsibility. You are risking emotional overload. Stop and nurture yourself. See Avalanche.... The Dream Books Symbols
If the dreamer is witnessing the landslide as it happens, then sudden and unexpected events, which he really should be prepared for, will take him totally by surprise.
The dream is warning him to be prepared. Other symbols in the dream may reveal exactly what the events will entail, and what he should do about it.
If the landslide has already taken place and the rocks are lying in the middle of the road, then the dreamer faces obstacles ahead that will need to be removed before he or she can move on and accomplish whatever it is that needs to be done.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(Basin; Cavity; Depression) Walking through a lowland in a dream means suffering from adverse conditions, or it could mean depression and hoping to reach a time of recovery.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the land is restricted it means the end of his life.
The same dream could perhaps mean wilaayah if the beholder of such a dream is worthy of it. Wilaayah could be interpreted as the office of sainthood, dominion, soeverignity, jurisdiction and the like.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
On the coast of the North Sea, the Netherlands is renowned for its tulips, windmills and dykes, as well as for its sexual openness and belief in the freedom of speech, thought and action. In dreams, it may be encouraging you to explore your sexuality or to express yourself more openly.... The Element Encyclopedia
Located to the southeast of Australia, New Zealand consists of two main islands and a number of smaller outlying islands so scattered that they range from the tropical to the polar. In dreams it suggests diversity but also pastoral respite.... The Element Encyclopedia
Located in north-central Europe, the cold winters in Poland may mirror a lack of emotional warmth in your waking life; but the country could also stand for a hearty character and loyalty to tradition and family.... The Element Encyclopedia
Being slandered in dreams alerts that, in real life, people very close to you might betray you. On the other hand, to slander others evidence a thoughtless action that will bring you serious trouble.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This represents your potential or those opportunities that are available to you. To be ’spaced out’ is to widen your personal boundaries through the use of stimuli, some of which may be illicit. Space is also a representation of your cosmic center or place that is, was and ever will be. This idea can widen your present view of the world.... The Element Encyclopedia
Switzerland, in central Europe, is the land of the Alps. In dreams, it suggests neutrality and a tendency to stay out of another’s affairs; it may also represent the presence of a fine skill.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams that reflect the need to win symbolize anxiety, and sometimes fear, because you assume that you do not have what it takes. If, in the dream, you get hurt for wanting to win, it means that the ambition is harming your health. You must limit your activity and stay away from any competition.
The oneiric oracles claim that the meaning of this dream is the opposite of the literal reading.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of winning, whether it is a prize, competition or contest, this illustrates your feelings of confidence. It may be a reassurance from your subconscious that you have what it takes to be a success in waking life. On the other hand, dream oracles suggest that this kind of dream can sometimes mean the opposite.
If you dream of winning a lottery ticket, this indicates a new- found sense of optimism in your waking life.
If you see numbers on a lottery ticket, consider buying a lottery ticket and use the numbers you saw in the dream. Losing or drawing the lottery in the dream, is a warning that you might be surrounded by false friends or that your hopes are unrealistic. See also NUMBERS.... The Element Encyclopedia