Child Falling Over Board From Cruise Ship | Dream Interpretation

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CHILD

(1) If the child in your dream is you as a child, the significance of the dream may have to do with a childhood experience. But don’t be too ready to understand it this way. See also Childhood Recollections.

(2) The child may* be a symbol of vour true self, that which is essentially you and which you are capable of unfolding. The fact that your real self is represented by a child suggests that your true self is a

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beautiful unspoilt product of Nature; that it is worthy of unreserved love; and that it needs the nourishment of your love if it is to grow and unfold all its loveliness.

(3) If the child has some divine aura (e.g. if it is the Christ-child), what is symbolized is as in (2) above. The aura represents the transcendent nature of the self: it is much more than your conscious ego or your present image of yourself; it holds together the opposites that are within you (e.g. conscious and unconscious, ‘head’ and ‘heart’, extroversion and introversion, masculine and feminine), and it is your ultimate goal and fulfilment (for self).

(4) The child may represent (the possibility of) a new beginning, a new development in your psyche - a new attitude to life, a new set of values, a new balance of your psychic forces, a new reconciliation of previously conflicting forces. The child in you is the growing-point in you.

(5) There is in all of us a child - our emotional self - that often needs reassurance, to be told that all is well and there is no cause for fear, or anger, or guilt, and that love makes all things good and dissolves all pain. At the same time the child sometimes needs to be chided and corrected if it is eventually to - as it should - grow up.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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CHILDHOOD RECOLLECTIONS

(1) Many dreams repeat or allude to childhood experiences and impressions. Nearly all such dreams have a therapeutic purpose, giving us a clearer view of ourselves, perhaps showing us some attitude or pattern of behaviour that has been with us since childhood, and perhaps even showing us the original cause of it.

Unfulfilled instinctual desires provide the energy for manv of our dreams, and the fact that an instinctive desire remains unfulfilled may be connected with a traumatic experience in childhood. That experience has probably been repressed because it was traumatic - causing guilt, anxiety, fear of punishment. (For repression) Your dreams may, therefore, be helping you to uncover the source of these blockages which inhibit the free flow of the natural forces within you.

(2) Recurring dreams may represent some psychic disturbance or problem that originated in childhood. Here are some examples:

Dreams of being naked may sometimes represent recollections of, and perhaps longing for, the paradise of childhood when one w alked

around unclothed without embarrassment. (Sometimes these dreams, as Freud said, express a desire for someone of the opposite sex to present himself / herself in the nude, and stem from sexual frustration.)

Dreams of flying or falling may derive from childhood enjoyment of swings and see-saws. They may express straightforward yearnings for the remembered joy of childhood, but they may also reflect one’s present state of unhappiness and a futile desire to retreat from one’s problematic adult life. A problem is not a thing; rather, it is a relationship - for example, a relationship of conflict either between your external circumstances and your inner wishes (in which case the solution consists in either remov ing yourself from the circumstances or modifying your wishes) or between one part of your psyche and another (in which case the solution is to integrate the part that has been neglected). See also Falling, Flying.

Dreams of failure stem from childhood fears of disapproval from parents. However, die fact that your dreams contain these recollections suggests that you have programmed yourself for anxiety.

If so, begin by loving the child that is still within you: reassure it, tell it that everything is all right and that there is no such thing as failure where there is love. See also Failure.

(3) Dreams which contain recollections of yourself as a free and happy child may indicate a desire to find your true self. The child is then a symbol of the complete and permanent inner freedom and joy which are enjoyed only when you have become acquainted with all the forces within you - both conscious and unconscious - and have established harmonious relationships among them. See also Child, sections (2)-(4).

(4) The child may represent the primitive psyche with which your conscious ego needs to get acquainted if wholeness is to be achieved. This primitive psvche is the mind of humankind in its infancy, before the development of self-consciousness and reasoning. This original awareness is still with us, but buried in unconsciousness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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CUPBOARD

(1) Cupboards may symbolize the womb, and therefore represent either your mother or women in general (in a man’s dream), or a desire to return to the womb - that is, to escape from life’s demands and problems.

(2) A cupboard may symbolize yourself. Do you, in the dream, open the cupboard? If so, what do you find there? Whatever it is, it should be seen as some part of yourself, albeit your unconscious - hidden - self. ‘Skeletons in cupboards’ are parts of yourself to which you have denied a place in your conscious life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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FALLING

(1) If the falling is a result of climbing or flying, the symbolism is probably straightforward: having ‘got above yourself, you are now paying the price; or the dream may be warning you of possible future disastrous consequences of present behaviour or ambitions - as in the proverbial ‘Pride before a fall’ - in which case your present ambitions are out of tune with your real self, your real capacities.

It is not necessarily a case of conscious self-aggrandizement; indeed, usually one is not conscious of it at all. Hence the need for the dream! Self-inflation may be of two kinds: where the ego is ‘possessed’ by some unconscious factor; or where the ego will not deign to pay attention to the unconscious; or both.

If you are prone to accidents, these may be symptomatic of an ego that is too much under the control of (unintegrated) unconscious forces.

(2) The fear of falling felt in a dream may be symbolic of your real-life fear of letting go. Perhaps the dream is urging you to stop resisting an impulse from the unconscious.

The anxiety expressing itself in a dream of falling may best be dealt with by letting yourself go with the fall, with a view to both finding out what it is that you are frightened of and finding a way of transforming the anxiety-response into a more positive and creative response. Strephon Kaplan-Williams recommends that you stay with the falling in the dream itself (having prepared yourself to do so beforehand), not wake up before the end of the dream. As a way of preparing yourself to do that, you might try writing out the dream again - or re-living it in imagination - only this time letting the fall complete itself. You may learn a lot from this. See also Flying, section (4) and Introduction, pages 14—15 and 38-39.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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RELATIONSHIPS

(1) Personal relationships in dreams are always important. They fall into two categories: first, those that refer to actual waking-life relationships; secondly, those that depict relations between the conscious ego and other parts of the psyche. Meetings with strangers will nearly always belong to the second category: the strangers will be parts of your psyche that you have not yet got to know very well. And even where there is no doubt that the dream is asking you to take a serious look at an actual real-life relationship, you should bear in mind that the quality of your external relationships may be determined by the way your conscious ego relates - or fails to relate - to other parts of your psyche. For example, a man who does not acknowledge the feminine side of his own nature may have very unsatisfactory - perhaps very superficial - relationships with women. In other words, when a dream shows you in relationship with an actual real-life person, it may be inviting you to look at the relationship with a view to understanding yourself better: how you relate to other people reveals yourself (e.g. are you projecting on to the other person some unacknowledged characteristic of your own?).

Patterns in dreams correspond to patterns in your conscious life, or else - occasionally - a dream may present a pattern for you to follow in your life instead of old patterns. For example, a man may relate in dreams to very feminine women. This may represent an established pattern in his waking life, in which case he is being asked to reassess that pattern. Perhaps he is attracted only to very feminine women because he is projecting on to women his own repressed femininity and needs to

integrate his anima. On the other hand, a dream of relating to a woman in a very bold and assertive manner may be the unconscious way of telling a man he needs to display his masculinity’ more. See also Sex.

An antagonistic or belligerent relationship in a dream probablv indicates a need to be reconciled with the other, whether the other is another person or another part of yourself.

In the dream do you control, or want to control, the relationship? Perhaps the dream is a descriptive one, simply describing how, in fact, you do behave; in which case, your unconscious is probably asking you to review your situation. Perhaps you need to learn to let go, and trust people more. On the other hand, the dream may be a prescriptive one, telling you what you ought to be doing: perhaps you have been too weak and unassertive in the past. Do you tend to be, in your dreams, a mere observer, watching other people relate? Well, it is a good thing to observe, whether what you are observing is external relationships or internal relations between parts of yourself. But the process of self- discovery may be accelerated if you resolve to participate more in future dreams. Try it. Relating with your shadow may be much more revealing than just looking at it.

(2) There may be impersonal or spatio-temporal relationships between dream items or between one episode of a dream and the next. For example, an earlier dream episode may symbolize whatever is the cause of what is symbolized in the following dream episode. (But do not assume that this causal relationship always exists between different parts of a dream.)

If a person is taller than you (in a dream), this may mean that you see that person as superior to yourself.

If the person in the dream represents some part of your psyche, the meaning would then be that your conscious ego tends to submit to this other psychic component.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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SHIP

(1) A ship may be a feminine symbol, representing mother, or some other woman, or women in general. See also Woman.

(2) In a man’s dream, a ship may symbolize the anima, especially as leading the ego safely through the depths of the unconscious (represented by the sea). (For anima, see Brother / Sister, sections (4) and (5).)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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SPACESHIP

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BOAT, SHIP

Our journey through the seas of life and how we meet the rough and smooth experiences, as with following example.

The dream occurred a few weeks before a break­down centering on the dreamer’s wife leaving him. ‘I am in a large glass boat with my wife.

The sea is very rough and I am afraid the boat will sink’ (Ron D).

Many boat/ship dreams depict something else: a situation we are involved in with other people which is difficult to get out of, such as marriage, business partnership, armed forces. Keel: basic personal strengths. Bows: one’s strength to meet life’s changes. Rudder: sureness about direction in life.

The ship sinking : fear of relationship ending—could be children leaving mother, so the collective ‘boat journey’ has finished; illness; death. Leaving boat but leaving bag on it: lack of identity, alone—perhaps when children have gone or job ended. Lots of small boats: other people’s relationships. Small boat with one other person: one’s relationship with that per­son. Going on a cruise: desiring relationship with others, or to be a pan of other people’s lives. Boat journey by night: classic archetype of searching for one’s roots in life; the journey into the unconscious. Anchored boat: security; stable relationship; opposite of drifting. Motorboat: similar to car, but more sense of isolation or aloneness. Ferryboat: if across a river, death, end of a relationship; transition from one phase of life to another. Disembarking: leaving a phase of life, such as moth­erhood or marriage. Embarking alone: independence or lone­liness. Idioms: burn one’s boats; in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat; ships that pass in the night; ship comes in; a tight ship. See submarine. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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CHILD

See: boy; girl; daughter and son under family, childbirth See baby; birth. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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CUPBOARD\WARDROBE

Memory, resources; different roles you play or attitudes and emotions expressed if wardrobe, hidden memories and emotions, such as skeleton in the cupboard, womb. Open, closed or trapped in cupboard: whether we are ‘open or closed’ to other people; trapped in old feelings, sense of isolation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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FALLING

Some dream researchers suggest falling is one of the main themes in dreams. In the sample used for this book, the words fall, falls, fell, falling occur 72 times in 1,000 dreams.

The words find, finds, finding, found occur 297 times. And the words connected with looking and seeing occur 1,077 times.

During our development or growth we ‘fall’ from our mother’s womb when ripe; being dropped by a parent must be our earliest sense of insecurity; we fall many times as we learn to stand and walk; as we explore our boundaries in running, climbing, jumping and riding, falling is a big danger, at times it could mean death. Out of this we create the ways falling is used in dreams.

Example: ‘I am sitting in a high window box facing out­wards, with my son and a friend of his on my left. I feel very scared of falling and ask my son and his friend to climb back into the building. I feel too scared to move until they shift’ (Trevor N). At the time of the dream Trevor was working, for the first time in his life, as a full-time freelance journalist. His wife was out of work and his frequency of sales low enough to cause them to be running out of money.

The building behind him in the dream felt like a place he had worked nine to five —security. Falling was failure, getting in debt, dropping into the feelings of self doubt and being incapable.

In general, then, falling represents loss of confidence; threat to usual sources of security such as relationship, source of money, social image, beliefs; tension. Sometimes it is loss of social grace; losing face, moral failure—falling into tempta­tion; coming down to earth from a too lofty attitude, sexual surrender.

Example: ‘I was on a road which led up to the hospital I was put in at three. I felt a sense of an awful past as I looked at the road. Then I was standing on the edge of a precipice or cliff. My wife was about four yards away near the road. I stepped in an area of soft earth. It gave beneath my weight and I sank up to my waist. I realised the cliff edge was unsta­ble and the whole area would fall. I was sinking and shouting to my wife to help me. She was gaily walking about and made light of my call for help. I cried out again. Still she ignored me. I shouted again for her help. She took no notice and I sank deeper, the ground gave way and I fell to my death’ (Barry 1). Through being put in a hospital at three without his mother, Barry had a deep seated fear that any woman he loved could desen him. His fall is the loss of any sense of bonding between him and his wife out of this fear. His death is the dying of his feeling of love and relationship, and the pain it causes. Understanding these fears, Barry was able to leave them behind in later dreams and in life.

By learning to meet our insecurities (perhaps by using the last question in dream processing) we can dare more in life. This is in essence the same as meeting the fear of falling off our bike as we learn to ride.

If we never master the fear we cannot ride. Therefore some dreams take falling into realms beyond fear.

The following examples illustrate this.

Example: ‘Near where I stood in the school gymnasium was a diving board, about 20 ft off the ground. Girls were learning to dive off the board and land flat on their back on the floor.

If they landed flat they didn’t hurt themselves—like falling backwards standing up’ (Barry I).

The school is where we learn. Once we learn to fall ‘flat on our back’, i.e. fail, without being devastated or ‘hurt’ by it, we can be more cre­ative. Going fast to an edge and falling: could mean overwork and danger of breakdown of health.

Example: ‘As I prayed I realised I could fly. I lifted off the ground about 3 feet and found I could completely relax while going higher or falling back down. So it was like free fall. I went into a wonderful surrendered relaxation. My whole body sagging, floating in space. It was a very deep meditative expe­rience (Sarah D). Sarah has found an attitude which enables her to soar/dare or fall/fail without being so afraid of being hurt or dying emotionally. This gives a form of freedom many people never experience. This does not arise from denying or suppressing fears.

Seeing things fall: sense of danger or change in regard to what is represented. Person falling: wish to be rid of them, or anxiety in regard to what they represent; end of a relationship. Child, son falling: see baby; son and daughter under family. House falling down, personal stress; illness; personal change and growth due to letting old habits and attitudes crumble. Example: ‘I was standing outside my mother’s house to the right.

The ground in front had fallen away.

The house was about to cave in. I felt no fear or horror. Instead I was think­ing about new beginnings and the possibility of a new house’ (Helen B). Helen is here becoming more independent and leaving behind attitudes and dependency. See house; abyss; chasm. See also flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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SHIP

See boat, ship, shit See excrement; toilet. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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WORSHIP

Worshipping: opening oneself to the influence of what is being worshipped—an idea, a person, an object. Wor­shipped: inflated sense of self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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BASEBOARD

A baseboard joins and also separates the floor and the wall of a room. Therefore, it can represent the foundational structure of your personality. It may also represent your baseline beliefs.

The baseboard may indicate that you feel “bored.” It may also indicate that you need to pay attention to your underlying beliefs about yourself.

Dreaming of the baseboards in a kitchen may indicate that you need to review what you believe about nurturing your family, for instance.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BILLBOARD

A billboard may appear as a huge sign on the road of life. Its advertising message may bnng wisdom or important information for you to take special notice of.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BLACKBOARD

Writing on a blackboard may suggest that you have some lessons to give to others, and it may represent putting out an idea that you may want others to take notice of.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BOARD GAME

Playing a board game may represent a strategic- decision that you have just made in a business deal.

A board game in a dream may also indicate that you arc facing competition or opposition at work.

A board game may literallv mean that someone is playing games with you or deceiving you. Finally, it may indicate you are “bored” with a situation or with your present Life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BOOGIE BOARD

A boogie board is used to ride the waves on your belly and may suggest riding an emotional or creative wave and enjoying it.

The board might also suggest that it is “time to boogie,” or to move on.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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FALLING

Falling in your dream may come as a response to some failure. It may comment on feelings of loss of control. It may also be a response to falling from grace or falling from your stature in life. Falling dreams may recur when you have lost a significant relationship, or have faced a personal disaster in your career, or have been diagnosed with a particular illness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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SKATEBOARD

An adolescent riding a skateboard in a dream may mention an aspect of your personality that is fun-loving and free and finessing the way around tfie block ivith unique style. As an adoleseent rtpfSYoitth to moving through life, skateboarding suggests having fun by making something difficult look easy.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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SNOWBOARDING

Maneuvenng skillfully down a slope on one board, snowboarding in a dream metaphorically translates into surfing or demonstrating finesse in conquering your fears.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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SURFBOARD

A surfboard may represent the tool or platform of creative thought.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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TOM CRUISE

Good looking, confident, and sometimes defiant, this superstar may appear in a dream as the Top Gun hero or as the leader of Mission: Impossible to reflect the confidence of the male will. Like Apollo, Tom embodies the ideal image of a real man, too beautiful for words, using his good looks and intellect to get him to the top. He may fulfill a woman’s desires as a romantic partner in a dream. As the character Jerry Maguire, he may offer you a look at the desire for success in life, perhaps delivenng the message that it all comes together through love.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BATTLESHIP

Symbolic of heavy spiritual bombardment ... Christian Dream Symbols

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BILLBOARD

A sign or warning marker, something you need to see and pay attention to in a dream, Isa. 8:1 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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CHILDREN

Symbolic of God’s blessing, joy, and peace, Zech. 8:5... Christian Dream Symbols

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CRUISE SHIP

To dream of being aboard a cruise liner is symbolic of an easy position in life.

If the ship is sinking it symbolizes disaster or troubles in life... Christian Dream Symbols

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FALLING

Symbolic of a loss of control or uncontrollable circumstances in life. Watching someone else fall may be a warning for you to pray for the person in free-fall. Falling is also a sign of not having any godly guidance, Prov. 11:14... Christian Dream Symbols

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GRANDCHILDREN

A crown, Prov. 17:6... Christian Dream Symbols

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OUIJA BOARD

Symbolic of demonic influence, Ezek. 21:21 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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SHIP

Symbolic of a person’s life, James 3:4 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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SHIPWRECK

Symbolic of a disaster in life, 1 Tim. 1:19... Christian Dream Symbols

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SINKING SHIP

To dream of being on a sinking ship symbolizes trouble, failing, or impending disaster in your life, 1 Tim. 1:19... Christian Dream Symbols

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SPACESHIP

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BOARD GAME

You are looking to resolve conflict through structure and control. In a dream, a board game may be an analogy for the “game” in life it is designed to represent. Popular board games are created to convey certain themes of life experience through the process of playing them.

If you are winning a board game in your dream, you may be expressing recent experiences of successful negotiation of life’s complexities.

If you are losing, the dream may be reflecting back to you where you are blocked or challenged.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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CHILDREN

All people in your dreams are reflections of your personality. At the heart of this symbol, children represent innocence. However, the behavior and actions of the children may affect how you interpret their presence in your dream. Also consider the age of the child or children in the landscape of the dream. They may represent new ideas, patterns, and expressions of consciousness that emerged in your waking life at the time of their birth. For example, a seven-year-old child may connect to some element of your life that began seven years prior to having the dream. You can also look at the age of a child in a dream as relating to a pattern that emerged in your consciousness at that age. From this perspective, the seven-year-old dream child relates to something that happened to you when you were seven.

If the children in your dream are your own, the dream is likely reflecting issues that are more literal and about your home life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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FALLING

This is a dream about the loss of control.

A fall is one of the most frequently occurring dream images, and all human beings have experienced this at one time or another.

A fall can be very frightening; however, the real danger is not the fall itself, but the sudden stop that is likely to follow. Therefore, the real source of the fear associated with this symbol is what may occur, and the anxiety about not being able to directly impact the outcome of a situation.

The deeper meaning of falling dreams is that the highest road to take in any difficult situation is to surrender yourself to the lack of control you are experiencing. In any situation where there is no control to be had, letting go is the only powerful choice to make. Most dreams of falling do not end in landing, further cementing the symbolic connection of this image with surrender. Where and how you land will be directly tied to the quality of your descent.

The more graceful the fall, the more likely you will benefit from where you wind up.

The context will offer you subtleties of meaning by examining the way you are falling in your dream. Falling backward indicates not being able to see the direction you are taking. Facing forward might enable you to see what you are facing, but your fall still indicates lack of control. Spiral twisting is an even stronger loss, as in spiraling out of control.

The amount of fear felt in the dream is the barometer of how much unconscious fear is being suppressed.

A fall that is easy and flows with a sense of surrender might be telling you that you are ready to let go of control in some situation. Falling in a dream could be compensating for some area in your life where you are reaching higher than is appropriate to your current circumstances or level of development.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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KEYBOARD

A keyboard turns your fingers into a masterful communication tool. Fingers relate to dexterity and creativity. Words are everything in the realm of communication.

A keyboard is your access to everything that occurs in the vast landscape of the Internet. Therefore, anything that is focused on a keyboard in a dream relates to your access to this enormous world that exists at your fingertips.

A broken or otherwise compromised keyboard means that you are feeling ineffective in connecting to your world.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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SHIP

A ship is a vehicle that travels on the ocean.

The ocean represents the unconscious mind, and a ship traverses the very top layer of this mysterious place. In a dream, a ship implies an investigation of matters of an emotional nature.

The state of the ship in your dream offers distinctions around this exploration.

A sinking ship implies that your feelings are overwhelming you in a profound way.

A more powerful ship, such as one that is run by steam or motors, suggests that there is more strength around what you are exploring.

A sailing ship implies a simpler or personal search, but also one that relies on things beyond your ability to control. How well the ship you are on is handling the water that surrounds it could point to how well you are managing a difficult emotional situation in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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SHIPWRECK

The implication with a shipwreck is that some difficult experience has already happened.

The event is likely to have been emotional in nature and has thrown you off in your daily routine in a considerable way. As a result of emotional turmoil, you are finding yourself in new territory that must be explored.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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SKATEBOARD

The skateboard puts wheels on your feet and increases your mobility exponentially. In a dream, a skateboard represents a desire to move faster and also to connect to a sense of rebellious youth.

If you are someone who skateboards in your waking life, there is less emphasis put on this image in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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TEETH FALLING OUT

You are feeling insecure about some area of your life. Teeth serve three primary functions. They allow us to process our food so we can nurture ourselves. They express joy when revealed in a smile, and they can indicate aggression when exposed in a snarl. All of these things—nurturance, joy, and protection—connect directly to security and well-being.

If individuals cannot nurture themselves, attract loving connections, and protect themselves from danger, the basic constructs of a secure life are not likely to be available to them. Without these three important parts of life, fear will prevail. Therefore, when this dream image appears, issues of personal security are at the forefront of your unconscious expression. There are various levels of intensity associated with this symbol. It can fluctuate from a slightly loose tooth to having all your teeth crumble out of your mouth in a bloody mess.

The scale of intensity of the dream will indicate the amount of fear being expressed. Whether it is a general fear of being out of control, looking bad, aging, or some other issue of unmet needs, the appearance of this dream indicates underlying insecurity in some area of your waking life.

The teeth are used for chewing, and this association can indicate a need to “chew on something for a while,” as in mulling over a choice or course of action. “Sinking your teeth into something” refers to taking on life wholeheartedly. Losing your teeth in a dream could indicate an inability or unwillingness to do so. Losing our teeth as children is such a powerful rite of passage. On some level, losing your teeth in a dream will connect to the process of growing up, even in adulthood.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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BILLBOARD

İmplies something will be revealed publicly without reservation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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CHILD

An immature adult; maturity determined by size and age... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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CRUISER

Cruising leisurely through the sea of life; see “boat”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DASHBOARD

Depicts the guiding control in a given situation; research details, i.E. Color, material, flaws, etc.; See “automobile”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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FALLING

Fear of failure, signifying a desire for higher achievement... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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GRANDCHILD

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OVERBOARD

İf falling overboard, see “falling”; throwing one overboard is unfair rejection: see “rejection”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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SHIP

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SHIPWRECK

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SPLASH-BOARD

A figurative protection from mud-slinging, etc.; See “mud”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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WORSHIP

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CHILD

A symbol of innocence.

If you were the child, you need to get in touch with your own innocence.

If you, as the child, were in trouble, you need to go beyond your innocence and acknowledge the ways of the world. Everything is NOT all sweetness and light!

If you were watching children playing, this is a sign of success and happiness, both in your personal and professional life.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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FALLING

Human beings have two ancient primal fears: fear of falling, and fear of loud noises.

Dreaming of falling often implies the fear of losing control and resulting disaster.

If the dreamer falls a great distance, then he should start finding solutions right away, for there is danger of severe complications.

If the dreamer falls a short distance and is unhurt, the damage will be minimal and can easily be set right.

A pun: Something important will happen, or difficulties will be resolved, by the “fall” (autumn). Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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GRANDCHILD

A symbol of hope for the future.

If the dreamer actually has grandchildren, this is a very personal symbol, implying that the future of the family is pretty much secure.

If the dreamer does not have grandchildren, it indicates that the dreamer’s own future is bright and promising.

If the dream is of someone else’s grandchildren, then the dream is more cosmic in its scope: the world is NOT going to go totally down the tubes.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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SPACESHIP

If you are riding in a spaceship, you are destined to travel far and accomplish great things.

If you dream of seeing a spaceship, this indicates visitors coming from far away.

Dreaming of a UFO acting strangely is a warning that events lie ahead that will require caution, clear-headedness, and stealth.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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CHILD / CHILDREN

see Dream Dictionary: People

... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

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BOAT / SHIP

Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘the final journey’. They can also represent fertility and adventure and in antiquity were seen as the bearers of gods and kings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BOAT / SHIP

Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of being alone in a small boat means we need to consider how we handle isolation and the ability to be alone.

To dream of being on a large ship alerts us to how we handle group relationships.

To dream of missing a boat is often the dream of a perfectionist who fears missing chances or opportunities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BOAT / SHIP

Material aspects: To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with both our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we feel that we are in control of our lives. You may also like to consult the entries for journey and transport.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CHILD

(Who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) dreaming of a child gives us access to our own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves that are still child-like and curious. When we are able to get in touch with that side of ourselves we give ourselves permission to return to a state of innocence, which we may not previously have wished to do.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CHILD / CHILDREN

See people... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CUPBOARD

A cupboard was initially just that, a place to store utensils. Now it often represents a repository, perhaps in the spiritual sense, for skills or for hidden talents.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CUPBOARD

Psychological / emotional perspective: Various types of cupboard can appear in dreams.

A wardrobe suggests a period of transition and, because it houses our clothes, how we deal with our self-image, whereas a larder represents our ability to preserve or conserve our stores of energy. Finding a hidden cupboard suggests rediscovering something we may have forgotten. Opening a cupboard and finding it bigger than expected suggests available opportunities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CUPBOARD

Material aspects: Clearing out a cupboard indicates that we may have to put our lives in order. Articles falling out of a cupboard suggest that we may be overstretched and / or overstretching ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FALL / FALLING

Spiritual fear or forgetfulness is symbolized here, particularly the fall from grace, from a state of innocent bliss to a state of sinful understanding, with its attendant consequences we may feel we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others’ negative influence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FALL / FALLING

Psychological / emotional perspective: Falling has come to be interpreted as surrender (particularly sexual) and with moral failure, of not being as one should. Statistically, dreams of falling are one of the most common types of dream. They tend to occur during the first stage of sleep and are often accompanied by muscle contractions of the arms and legs, sometimes the whole body. These are known as myoclonic jerks.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FALL / FALLING

Material aspects: A fall in a dream outlines the need to be grounded, to take care within a known situation. We may be harmed by being too pedestrian.

To dream of falling shows a lack of confidence in our own ability. We may feel threatened by a lack of security, whether real or imagined. We fear being dropped by friends or colleagues.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FRIEND / FRIENDSHIP

A friend is someone we have special feelings for; friendship is much valued in spiritual work. We can continue on our spiritual search in the knowledge that we are being supported.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FRIEND / FRIENDSHIP

Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams friends often highlight a particular part of our own personality that we need to look at, and perhaps understand or come to terms with, in a different way.

The concept of friendship appearing in dreams clarifies how we relate to other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FRIEND / FRIENDSHIP

Material aspects: Friends appearing in our dreams can signify one of two things: firstly we need to look at our relationship with that particular person, and secondly we need to decide what that friend represents for us (for instance security, support and love). Childhood friends may signify innocence, whereas a best friend might be an identification of the best in us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FRIEND / FRIENDSHIP

Gives gender - specific: Often in male / female relationships we will dream that lovers have changed to loving friends and vice versa before this has actually occurred in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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KEYBOARD

See communication... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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OUIJA BOARD

Spiritually, the ouija board was – and indeed still is – a rather crude way of communicating with the spirit world. In dreams, it shows we may be aware of our need to communicate with spirit, rather than have the spirit world communicate with us. We are the instigators of communication.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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OUIJA BOARD

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we all need some way of making contact with the unconscious side of ourselves.

To dream of the ouija board alerts us to different ways of accessing the unconscious. It may be a symbol for all we have suppressed and refused to recognize.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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OUIJA BOARD

Material aspects: The use of the ouija board holds within it certain inherent dangers.

Dreaming of one may simply be a way that the psyche has of alerting us to further exploration of those things we do not understand.

To be playing with the ouija board in dreams – as well as in waking life – denotes being prepared to take certain risks, particularly with our own peace of mind. When the ouija board seems frightening we are touching in on our deep fear of the unknown.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTNER / PARTNERSHIP

Partnership of any sort in dreams signifies a joint spiritual responsibility. Being aware of having a partner highlights the fact that burdens and difficulties can also be shared.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTNER / PARTNERSHIP

Psychological / emotional perspective: Most of us look for qualities in others that enhance or complement our own, so whether we dream of our actual partner or of being in partnership we are searching for such attributes. We require some kind of integration within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTNER / PARTNERSHIP

Material aspects: From a mundane perspective, partnership often denotes a shared task, ideal or project. Such a dream suggests that looking at the work in hand from a different perspective might bring about a solution to problems.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTNER / PARTNERSHIP

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, dreaming of a partner, particularly in a mixed gender relationship, will probably highlight the animus or anima. In many cases, a partner will represent the shadow, a ready recipient for aspects of our own negativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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WORSHIP

See altar, icon, rite / ritual as well as spiritual imagery in the introduction... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CRUISE

To dream that you are on a cruise symbolizes some emotional ride that you are currently experiencing.

The dream may also signify optimism in your situation, particularly in ‘cruising’ through life where things fall into the right place as the moment calls for it. This suggests a life with ease.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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SHIPWRECK

To dream of seeing or being shipwrecked implies that you are struggling with inner discord or are finding it challenging to communicate your emotions. You may also not be prepared to deal with these aspects as of yet.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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CHILDREN

Dreaming of children may symbolize the inner emotional needs of the dreamer. Returning to a less complicated state and way of life may be indicated.

Dreaming of children frequently symbolizes a longing for the past, for another chance to satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes.

Therapists engaged in trauma work have reported that parents who grieve the loss of a child will dream of that child until they have accepted their loss.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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FALLING

Falling is a universal dream motif. Psychologists speculate that fearful falling dreams are rooted in our early experiences as toddlers learning to walk. Falling dreams often reflect a sense that one has failed or “fallen down” in life.

Dreams of falling also occur when one feels completely overwhelmed or out of control, such as during a divorce or the loss of a job.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships encountered in a dream involve either real people that are consciously known by the dreamer in their waking-life, or meetings with persons that are unknown to the dreamer.

The latter may represent the relationship between different aspects of the dreamer’s psyche.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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SHIP

Large bodies of water are natural symbols of both the unconscious and the emotions. Thus, a ship may represent a vessel of the self moving through the dreamer’s emotions or unconscious. Many other interpretations are possible, depending on whether the ship is large and secure or small and fragile, whether the body of water is smooth and peaceful or disturbed and dangerous, and so on. Naturally, if the dreamer is a sailor, an engineer, or someone else for whom ships are part of daily life, the ship would probably have a more mundane meaning as simply the stage setting for his or her everyday activities.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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SPACESHIP

Spaceships in a dream may indicate a spiritual journey into the realms of the mysterious and the unknown. Spaceships (or flying saucers), have become, according to Carl Jung, the technological equivalent of angels in the modern world.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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WORSHIP

A dream about worship can embody a straightforward religious meaning. It could also be a representation of something that we adore, as in the expression “He worships the ground she walks on.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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BLACKBOARD

Vision: Writing on a blackboard: start managing your money better and don’t borrow any right now.

A blank blackboard: expect to receive a note—and pay careful attention to what is says! Wiping a blackboard clean: you have thought through your new approach to a project much better than before.

Depth Psychology: Are you looking at a blackboard for help and advice? Is the advice a warning to watch out for losses and risks? Is it a reminder from your unconscious to prepare a certain matter more carefully? You will know the answer better than anyone else.... Dreamers Dictionary

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CHILD, CHILDHOOD

Symbol: The child is a symbol of receiving unconditionally.

Vision: Watching healthy children at play: success and good times. Crying, screaming, and sick children, children that are falling down or undernourished, are all a sign of worries ahead. Giving birth to a child: a new job is opening up.

If the child is being baptized: you are returning to your religious faith. Seeing a sleeping child: your future will be free of worries. When a child appears in a woman’s dream, it usually means that she wants a child.

The dream may also indicate that new plans, your job, or other changes are emotionally taxing.

If the child appears time and time again, think about making some changes.

Depth Psychology: The child represents actual conflict situations that have become burdensome, and you are looking for a solution, a way out. This dream also means you want to “start over again” or avoid making a decision by going back home (being protected as a child). Dreams about childhood are usually an indication that you are trying to avoid responsibilities; but they may also be an expression of child-like character traits, or your dependency on others! If you dream about children frequently, make an appointment with a psychotherapist soon.... Dreamers Dictionary

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FALLING

Symbol: A bad fall into an abyss often brings an undcfinable feeling of relief.

Vision: For a woman, dreaming about falling is a metaphor for letting herself go. Falling means that you’re stumbling into an unpleasant situation. Feeling the act of falling, physically, is not a cause for alarm.

It is simply a case of “getting back into your body”—waking up too quickly It might also be a sign of low blood pressure. Falling into a ditch: your reputation will suffer. Falling over something: a certain matter is made clear to you. Stumbling without falling: things could have been a lot worse. Watching others falling: you’re going to unmask your enemies just in time. See Abyss, Fall.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about falling are a sign of the fear you have of people taking the “reins out of your hand,” of losing control. Have you lost faith in yourself, lost your sense of self-worth? .Are you afraid that others—for whatever reason—are going to “drop” you? Are you losing your good reputation? Or: have you “dropped” an old belief or opinion?... Dreamers Dictionary

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SHIP, SHIPWRECK

Symbol: The ship is a symbol of your journey in life and from birth to death.

Vision: In a mans dream, the ship represents his longing to love a woman (a battleship stands for a prostitute, a sailboat for a young girl).

A departing ship means a separation or change. Being a passenger on a ship: you are dissatisfied with your life and want a change. Boarding the wrong ship: take a close look at your professional and personal relationships and goals—you have made wrong decisions.

The ship sinking: a serious warning about an unhealthy relationship.

Depth Psychology: The “ship of your life” can bring you to happy as well as unhappy places. Did the ship travel in “calm Waters”? Was it tossed about by waves or a violent Storm? Did you know its destination? The rest of the images are very important, because they might indicate if you are on the “right course” or if you should turn around.

A shipwreck: a warning that dangers and difficulties that you have created yourself are threatening your life. See Boat, Ocean, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary

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SLIDE (CHILDREN’S)

Vision: Seeing a slide: the pleasure you are pursuing is a waste of time.

The dream is also a warning: don’t get involved in “slippery “ adventures, you could end up “going down the chute.”... Dreamers Dictionary

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WORSHIP

Vision: Dreaming abqut being part of a worship service: you are looking for spiritual guidance and reflection.

An external problem can be solved with the help of spiritual guidance. Praying reverendy: your soul is pleading for help. Find an impartial counselor, or pay more attention to your religious needs and/or attitudes. Listening reverendy to a worship service expresses the need for a deeper, more spiritual life.

Depth Psychology: See Altar, Confession, Praying.... Dreamers Dictionary

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CABIN (SHIP)

To dream of being in a ships cabin on the open seas in a storm means much sorrow and financial loss, especially in a law suit.

To dream of a bright, pretty cabin while sailing on a calm, beautiful sea shows that law suits and other legal matters will be changing in your favor in the very near future.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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BOOGIE BOARDING

Riding out circumstances in life. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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CHILDREN, FEW

Some new ideas.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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CHILDREN, GROWN

Ideas that are no longer present or useful.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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SPACE SHIP

Higher awareness.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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BABY / CHILD

To dream of a sleeping baby or small child means you have a shy; trusting nature.

A baby crawling about means you will need to think quickly and make quick decisions.

A crying child means you will have a number of small problems to resolve.

To breastfeed a baby, or see a baby being breastfed, means you must beware of confiding in people who are not very close friends.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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BLACKBOARD

See Chalk.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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BOAT / SHIP

To dream of a sailboat is to be complacent However, if it is in stormy seas, then you are going to find yourself extremely busy.

A sailboat is also a means of transport and, as such, should be considered as another form of symbolizing spiritual progression. It would be of a lighter, almost dilettante form.

A steamship, another method of transportation, would be a slow but steady form.

A lifeboat is not transportation per se. so it may symbolize a need to escape; trying to get out of a difficult situation. See also individual boat types... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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CHILD

See Baby. See also Meeting.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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FALLING

Falling dreams are not uncommon.

The Gypsies say they indicate that you are unhappy, especially with personal relationships, and want to get out of a situation.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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SHIP

See Boat.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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SHIPWRECK

You will suffer a dangerous illness, but it will not prove fatal.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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CHILDREN

See Birth. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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SHIP

If you have a ship of your own sailing on the sea, it indicates advancement in riches.

A ship that is tossed in the ocean and about to sink indicates disaster in life. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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SHIPS / VEHICLES

interpreted upon 8 sides: child & father, woman, mount / mounting / boarding & happiness, boon, living, wealth.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

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BEREAVEMENT OF ONE’S CHILD

In real life, it represents the opposite of what is seen in a dream. It means rejoicing, reunions, pleasures and respect. Sometimes it is also interpreted to portray an intention of one’s children or wife to separate from the family or to live on their own.

(Also See Child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BLACKBOARD

(See Tablet)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BOARDING OR SITTING IN A VESSEL

If a person sees himself as having boarded a vessel which is sea-bounded or merely cruising on water it suggest that he will become entangled with the king or authorities carrying out an investigation on him.

The seriousness of the investigation will depend on the capacity of the vessel. Ultimately he will be liberated from their clutches.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BRICK FALLING FROM A WALL

A brick falling from a wall means a male or female member of his family will either get lost or run away or pass away.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CHECKER BOARD

(See Chessboard)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CHESSBOARD

(Checker board) In a dream, a chessboard represents the world in everything it does to its dwellers. It raises someone and abases another or it could represent life and death, the upright, the crooked, sports, wars, jealousy, temptation, envy, perfidy, poverty or richness, etcetera.

(Also see Chess; Chessmen)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CHILD

(Little boy) In a dream, a child carried in one’s arms means responsibility, distress and difficulties.

A teenage child represents glad tidings or dispelling one’s worries.

If one sees a beautiful looking teenage child entering a town or descending from the skies or appearing from beneath the ground in a dream, it means that the glad tidings will take effect shortly. Seeing a mature child in a dream means power and superiority.

If one sees himself as a child learning in school in a dream, it means that he will repent of a common sin he is used to commit.

If one sees one of the renowned people of knowledge sitting in a kindergarten and learning along with other children in a dream, it means that he will shift to ignorance, lose his rank, or that financial changes will affect his living conditions.

If one sees himself receiving instructions like a child in a dream, it means that he will receive an inheritance from his mother. Ifone sees himself as a newborn child in a dream, it means that he will become wealthy and prosper.

If a young boy sees himself in a dream as a child, it has a negative meaning.

If a sick person sees himself as a child in a dream, it means his death.

If one sees himself as a child being reprimanded in a dream, it means that he will be conquered. In a dream, if one looks in a mirror and sees his face to be that of a child, and ifhis wife is pregnant, it means that she will beget a son who will look like his father. Carrying a baby child in a dream means distress and burdens.

A child in a dream represents a weak enemy who sometime shows friendliness and at other times demonstrates his enmity. Ifone sees that his wife has just delivered children who are playing around him in a dream, it means distress or misfortune and the consequences could be either good or bad. Carrying a child in a dream means managing an inheritance or a financial investment. Ifan elderly person sees himselfroaming as a little child in a dream, it means that he will commit an act of ignorance or lose his dignity, ideals or sense of honor. On the other hand, if such an elderly person who sees himself in a dream as a little child is suffering from depression or financial difficulties or health problems, then it means relief from distress and good health and that he will become free from his sins, like the day his mother gave birth to him.

If one sees that he has a little child who disdains from coming near his father in the dream, it means financial promotion and enjoyment of one’s life. Ifone sees a little child screaming in his lap in a dream, it means that he plays a string instrument. Children in a dream also could mean either sorrow and pain or happiness and joy.

If they are one’s own children in the dream, then they mean temptation with money. Children in a dream also could mean contentment with little or loss of one’s means to earn his livelihood or they could mean money or marriage or a flourishing business. Bereavement of a child in a dream means the opposite in real life. It also means rejoicing, reunions, pleasures and earning respect. Bereavement of a child in a dream is sometimes interpreted to portray an intention of one’s children or wife to separate from the family.

A little male child in a dream represents worries, responsibilities, hard work, catering to ignorant people or dealing with trivial and time wasting people.

If a prisoner sees himself carrying a little girl in his dream, it means that he will be released from his prison.

If one who is going through hard times sees himself holding a little girl in a dream, it means that his adversities will be lifted.

If he is poor, it means that he will thrive for success and the little girl then represents his glad tidings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CHILD MOLESTER

(See Pederasty)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CHILDBEARING

(See Pregnancy)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CHILDBIRTH

(Giving birth) Seeing one’s wife giving birth to a son in a dream when in fact she is not pregnant means wealth.

If a pregnant woman sees herself giving birth to a girl in a dream, it means a boy, and if she gives birth to a boy in the dream, it means a girl. Giving birth to a girl means relief from distress, while giving birth to a boy in the dream means distress and worries.

If a sick person sees his mother giving birth to him in a dream, it means the approach of his death, for a deceased person is wrapped in a shroud, while a newborn is wrapped with a receiving cloth.

If the person in question is poor, it means that his financial conditions will change for the better, but if he is rich, it means restriction of his earnings, for a child is dependent on others while his movements are restricted.

If a traveler sees his wife giving birth to a new child in a dream, it means obstruction of his travels and changes in his plans.

If a woman gives birth to a child from her mouth in a dream, it means her death.

If a man gives birth to a son in a dream it means illness, escape from danger or separation from a bad wife.

If a man gives birth to a daughter in a dream, it means relief from distress, happiness or the birth of a child from his posterity who will grow to become a renowned leader. Ifa woman gives birth to a cat in a dream, it means that her child will grow to be a thief. Childbirth in a dream means relief from hardships, recovering from illness or departure from one’s home or neighborhood. Childbirth in a dream also means comfort, relaxation, payment of one’s debts and repentance from sin.

If a woman gives birth to a son in a dream, it denotes the conclusion of her sufferings, glad tidings, payment of her debts or repentance from sin. Ifshe gives birth to a daughter in the dream, then it means honor, prosperity and ease.

If a poor man gives birth to a child in a dream, it means prosperity.

If he is rich, then it means distress.

If he is unmarried, it means a forthcoming marciage, so that his future wife will give the birth he saw in his dream. In general, if a man sees himself giving birth in a dream, it means his death or the death of a relative, or it could mean experiencing poverty. As for a needy person, it means relief or an escape. As for a merchant, giving birth in a dream means loss of his investment.

(Also see Dragon)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CHILDREN

(See Dependents)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DISOBEDIENT CHILD

(See Recalcitrant child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DISRESPECTFUL CHILD

(See Recalcitrant child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DOOR FALLING

A door seen falling indicates that the beholder will first become ill then regain his health.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EMBRACING JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY OR FIRE _ WORSHIPS

Seeing oneself embracing Judasim, Christianity or the religion of the Fire-Worshippers indicates that despite their love and affection for him, he will still oppose and refute them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FALLING FROM AN ASS

If a person sees himself as mounting and riding an ass and then falling of it means his good condition will take a sudden turn for the worse. Perhaps he will die.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FALLING IN DEEP WATERS

(See Deep waters)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FALLING INTO THE WELL

Climbing down into the well falling into it means he will be afflicted with grief and sorrow but will eventually witness happiness and joy due to his victory. This is in the light of the story of Hazrath Yusuf (AS).... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FALLING STARS

Stars falling from the sky signifies that if the observer of the dream is wealthy, he will lose all his wealth and become a destitute. And if he is a destitute, he will die as a martyr.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FELLOWSHIP

(See Friendship; Masjid; Spiritual gathering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FELLOWSHIP HOUSE

(See Masjid; Spiritual gathering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FIRE WORSHIP

Seeing oneself worshipping fire means the observer will become corrupt in matters of religion.

If no flames, are seen in the fire, it suggests he will acquire unlawful (Haraam) wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FIRE WORSHIPER

(See Worshipping fire)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FLAGSHIP

(See Flag)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FRIENDSHIP

Fostering a friendship or seeking the fellowship of the righteous ones or the men of knowledge in a dream represents one’s sincerity and love for others, devotion to family ties and serving their interests. It also indicates one’s true sincerity in his or her religious duties.

(Also see Bond; Companionship; Fellowship; Kinship; Spiritual gathering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FRIENDSHIP ON THE ROAD

(See Companion on the road; Friendship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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HEARING BOARD

(Cabinet; Council; Court; Inquisitional court) If one’s name is presented before a hearing board for review, and ifhe is nominated to fill a seat in any governmental department in a dream, it means that he may satisfy the requirements of such a position.

If he loses the nomination in the dream, it means his death, or that he may never return to that building again.

(Also see Exhibition; Inquisitional court)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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IDOL WORSHIP

If a person sees himself worshipping idols, it means he will attribute Falsehood to Allah Ta’ala, propagate falsehood, become a habitual drinker of wine and indulge in sinful acts.

If the idol is of silver it means he will either be in close proximity with sins or he will say falsehood (lie) to his wife.

An idol of gold suggests that he will soon face an unpleasant situation provoking him to become angry.

A wooden idol suggest that he will soon associate with a man who is a renegade.

An idol of steel, iron or copper means his single obsession in life is to seek the wealth and pleasures of the world.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP

(Custodian; Trustee) If one receives instructions from a... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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MOLESTING A CHILD

(See Pederasty; Sodomize; Sodomy)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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PARTNERSHIP

(Affiliation; Alliance; Business association) In a dream, business partnership means happiness, or it could mean exaggeration in one’s devotion toward God Almighty, or it could mean going to extremes to attain business success and prosperity in the world.

If a poor person sees himself involved in a business partnership with a rich person in a dream, it means that he will become wealthy.

If he is hoping for an inheritance, then seeing this dream means that it will come through, and that he will find a business partner. Ifone sees himself in a business partnership with a known person in a dream, it means that they deal justly and equitably with one another.

If one’s partner in the dream is an unknown old person, then he represents his grandfather and such a year will be a prosperous business year for him.

If one’s partner in the dream is a young man, then he represents an enemy, or it could mean that his opponent will be fair in dealing with him, though the person in the dream will remain suspicious but cannot legally dissolve his partnership. Partnership in a dream also means sincerity, loyalty, truthfulness and fulfilling one’s agreement. Partridge; (Francolin; Genus; Mountain quail; Woman) In a dream, a partridge represents a beautiful but a non-amicable woman. Catching a partridge in a dream means marrying such a woman. Catching many partridges in a dream means prosperity.

A flock of partridges in a dream represents women.

A partridge in a dream also represents smiling people. Eating the flesh of a partridge in a dream means buying new clothing, or storing food for one’s family.

If a married person sees himselfcatching a male partridge in a dream, it means that he will beget a blessed son.

If a pregnant woman catches a partridge in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a daughter. Slaughtering a partridge in a dream means committing adultery. Driving or pushing a partridge in a dream means rebuking a woman. Owning a partridge in a dream means marrying an Asiatic or a Persian woman, or meeting with a wealthy woman, or marrying a woman who will betray him and bring no benefits to him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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PLACE OF WORSHIP

(See Masjid; Mosque)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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REBELLIOUS CHILD

(See Profligacy; Recalcitrant child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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RECALCITRANT CHILD

(Accursed; Disobedient; Disrespectful; Rebellious; Undutiful) To see a recalcitrant child who stubbornly refuses to obey his parents in a dream means committing a major sin, such as associating partners to God Almighty, or committing a violent crime or a murder, etcetera.

(Also see Disobedience)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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RELATIONSHIPS

(Bond; Connection; Liaison) To have important connections in a dream means compelling one’s enemy to retreat or to accept one’s conditions.

To have strong relationships in a dream cools the divine wrath, as does giving charity in secret. This is true unless one’s connections or circle gathers a group of evil companions, or if one is mingling with a band of conspirators.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SHIP

(Boat; Human being; Might; Mother; Prison; Star; Salvation; Stress) Seeing a ship in a dream means escape from danger, overcoming adversities, recovering from an illness, or it could represent rain after a severe drought.

If one who is experiencing adversities sees a ship or a boat anchored in a harbor in his dream, it means that his adversities will be lifted shortly.

If one sees himself pulling it, or driving it on dry land in a dream, it means that he is a hypocrite or a pimp.

If he rides a ship along with righteous people in a dream, it means that he is guided on the straight path and that his sins will be forgiven.

If one reaches the shore and leaves the boat in a dream, it means that he will live in safety and happiness, and he will escape from the danger of his enemies.

If one who is dismissed from his work sees himself on a boat in a dream, it means that he will be rehired to occupy the same office and regain his authority, or that he may take a dangerous trip during which he may either die or escape from death.

If one thinks that the ship does not befit his class or rank in the dream, it means that he will face danger.

If one’s ship is drowning, and if another ship comes to its rescue in the dream, it means that one will escape from a great danger to fall into the hands of a strong person, or that he will escape from a danger, though should he disobey its captain and abandon the second ship in his dream, it means that he may disobey his leader and go astray. Recovering one’s ship from the deep in a dream means regaining power.

If the ship in one’s dream is interpreted as power, it means that he will lose his power or authority.

If the ship is interpreted as burdens and difficulties, it means that he will overcome them through prayers or giving charity, or taking a medicine ifhe is ill. Ifone’s ship drown, and if he sees himself floating in the water holding to a panel or debris from the ship in the dream, it means that he will face the wrath of someone in authority. Ifhe is holding a leadership position, it means that he may lose it.

If he is a merchant, it means that he may go bankrupt.

If he still dies from his trial in the dream, it means that he may be killed, and his death will still be an escape from something he feared most.

An empty ship in a dream means business profits. Seeing a passenger ship transporting people in a dream means safety.

If the ship is floating still in the dream, it means imprisonment.

To hold to the rope of a ship in a dream represents a religious person who joins the company a pious teacher. Even if one sees himself dropping the ropes, or lowering the anchor in his dream, it means that he will remain in the company of such a person. Riding a ship along with one’s family, relatives and friends in a dream means honor, prosperity and escape from one’s enemies.

If one sees himself crossing the sea with a small boat in the dream, it represents a danger he will face. Seeing a ship floating nicely in a dream means happiness. Standing on the shore and watching a ship in the sea in a dream means receiving glad tidings. Ifone sees the ship ascending in the skies in a dream, it represents slow coming benefits, and if the ship is descending from the sky, it denotes fast coming benefits.

The beams of a ship represent religious men, faith, holding fast to one’s religion, or they could mean complications.

The sails of a ship in a dream represent its captain.

The crew represents servants.

The rowing oars, the rudders, or the propellers in a dream represent the movement of the ship, or the children of its owner.

The condition of a ship represents the state of the person seeing the dream or his living condition.

If one rescues a drowned ship in a dream, it means that he will discover a treasure, or it could mean marriage if one is unwed, or a financial gift for one who works for a governor.

If one sees himself as a ship ebbing and stretching as the tide fall in the sea, then if the sea calms in the dream, it means that he will receive a high ranking appointment, leadership, authority and honor.

If one sees a ship floating over a sea of blood in a dream, it means adultery.

If the ship sinks, and if some of its debris and boards remain afloat in the dream, it may mean the death of one’s mother, for one’s mother was once his ship. Buying a ship in a dream means getting married. Carrying oars in a dream means knowledge.

A flying ship in a dream means the death of its rider.

A flying ship in a dream also may represent another type of vehicle, or it could mean a coffin or a funeral.

If one dies inside a ship that has sunk in a dream, it means that he will be saved from suffering in the hereafter, and he will also escape from what he fears most in this world. Ifhe finds a hole in the ship in his dream, it means that he may escape from drowning.

A ship in a dream also represents a heavy built woman. In a dream, a ship also represents the Bridge of Judgement that will be stretched on the Day of Resurrection for the creation to cross into the land of the Grand Gathering.

A ship in a dream also represents salvation, avoiding ignorance, or overcoming temptation.

If a sick person sees himself riding in the morgue of a ship with dead people in a dream, it means that he will escape from the trials of this world.

If a healthy person who is seeking knowledge does so in a dream, it means that he may meet with a spiritual teacher to benefit from his knowledge and wisdom, and to escape from ignorance. Ifan indebted person does so in his dream, it means that he will repay his debts, while for a deprived person, he too will find plenitude and acquire wealth from unexpected sources. Ifone sees his ship sailing to the shore, then if it becomes amphibious, driving him on dry land in the dream, it means that he will waiver in his faith and deviate from the path of truth to follow innovations, hypocrisy and insolence. Ifhe is not seeking knowledge, it means that he will divorce his wife, then proceed to live with her in sin.

If he is a merchant, it means that his business will stagnate and he will seek unlawful methods to market his merchandise. In a dream, a ship also represents good deeds, righteous companions, associating with a wise man, a good fellowship, praiseworthy deeds, a handcraft, stagnation of one’s business, fear, hope, salvation, a mosque, a marketplace, one’s father, one’s mother, master, teacher, educator, wealth, a house, an adulteress, a vehicle, one’s wife, or his servant.

A ship in a dream also represents a tavern in the sense that one enters it sober and leaves it light headed.

A ship in a dream also represents the human form and its body represents his body. Its oars represent his hands. Its front represents his head. Its contents represent his brain. Its boards represent his ribs, and its ropes represent his veins, etcetera. Ifone sees a ship sitting on top of a mountain in a dream, it means safety, or escape from a danger, or protection from one’s enemy.

If it sinks in the sea in the dream, it also means that he is one of the dwellers of hell-fire.

If the ship turns into iron in the dream, it means longevity. Eating the wood of a ship in a dream means receiving a sizeable inheritance, or it could mean eating forbidden meat.

If one sees a ship talking to him and soothing his understanding in a dream, it means that he will listen to the admonition of a wise man. Seeing Noah’s arc in a dream means happiness, joy, festivities, salvation, relieffrom stress and worries, protection from drowning, marriage and a presiding position, or victory over one’s enemy.

(Also see Boat; Helm)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SHIPMENT

(See Cargo)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SPONSORING A CHILD

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SPONSORSHIP

(Guarantee; Legal guardianship; Support; Tutelage) To take the responsibility of caring for someone, or to sponsor someone, or to become a legal guardian of someone, or to guarantee someone in a dream means blessings, profits, or victory over one’s enemy.

A sponsorship in a dream also signifies steadfastness and resoluteness of both the guarantor and his protegee.

It is also said that sponsoring someone in a dream means to cause him harm. Guaranteeing someone or something in a dream means profits. Sponsoring a child in a dream means advising an enemy.

(Also see Guarantee; Legal guardian)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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UNDUTIFUL CHILD

(See Recalcitrant child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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VESSEL OR SHIP

A sea-going vessel normally symbolizes deliverance and safety from calamities. Sometimes it is interpreted as a means of reaching the king or becoming intimate with him or serving him. At times it is also interpreted as grief and anxiety which will ultimately come to an end.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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WORSHIPPING FIRE

(Fire worshipper; Magi; Magus; Mazdaism; Sorcerer) Seeing an old man worshipping fire in a dream means facing a person who cares little about obliterating his enemy. Seeing oneself worshiping fire in a dream means apostasy, committing adultery, theft, murder, making a false oath, polytheism, or being an unjust person. Turning away from worshipping fire to embrace Judaism or Christianity in a dream means experiencing major changes in one’s life. Worshipping fire in a dream means desiring worldly pleasures. Worshipping the fire in a dream also means desiring to work for the ruler or a king, or it could mean going astray. Ifthe fire one is worshipping is not lit in the dream, it means that he is seeking unlawful earnings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BLACKBOARD

Memories of something repressed. Points to fears and difficulties during your time in school. At issue here is knowledge and being tested. See Table.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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BOARD

That which is flat, smooth, and connects.

The function of the board is important.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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CHILD

Either a positive symbol that refers to new possibilities, or a hint that we are resisting maturity and completion.

The child represents the essential in us that we want to see mature. We are supposed to tell the truth (“children and fools speak the truth”) and be less complicated (“if you become like children...”).

If women dream about a child, it is usually because they are longing to have one, or that they are looking for something new, meaning a change in lifestyle is about to happen.

Also a symbol of the prime of life and continuity.

A sick child points to emotional difficulties. Pay attention to what attitude the child has in the dream! These attitudes want to be supported and made conscious.

According to Freud, the child may represent self- regression or one’s own genitals (“my little one,” my penis).

It is still true today that regressive tendencies are involved when an adult dreams about a child.

However, we ought not to dismiss Freud’s belief that “reclaiming one’s own childlike simplicity” can also be a positive process that allows us in later years to become lively and even revive a sense of eroticism.

The symbol of the child appearing in a dream is always connected to vitality, the joy of life, and also sexuality.

Folklore: Growing family.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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FALLING

A warning not to be such a realist. It might be better to just let go, as in Abyss, Cliff, Shot, Parachute, Flying, and be more open to something new. Also fear of being destroyed, as in Descent. Points to loss due to miscalculation on the part of the dreamer (see the myth of Daedalus and Icarus) or is a sign of unjustified euphoria and arrogance. This symbol often appears in dreams during times when a person has difficulty achieving orgasm and during acute midlife crisis.

Doubt and insecurity. You need to let go, as in Brook, Leaf, and Parachute. Dreams of falling often appear if you are in the process of transition to a new stage in life. Particularly when you are trying out something new, you will first, just as in the dream, fall flat on your face.

A falling dream happens again and again if you are fighting against your own limitations.

It is very helpful to change falling dreams into flying dreams.

According to Freud, falling dreams are always sexual. In the case of women, the question revolves around giving in to erotic desires (fallen women). Freud has dealt with the symbol of falling extensively in his Interpretation of Dreams.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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FLEET (OF SHIPS)

An emotional conflict situation, fear of emotional conflict.

Folklore: In almost all cases, a ship at sea is a bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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SHIP

See Boat.

If you are in the boat yourself, you need to rethink the direction you are taking.

A distancing from emotions: you are not in touch with the Water. Also, if the ship is far in the distance, a longing for femininity. Different types of ships characterize your personality.

According to the Koran and the Bible, the ship is a symbol of rescue.

According to Freud, it is a symbol for woman.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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SHIPWRECK

The image of a shipwreck is often connected to the feeling of failure, as is the Breach in a dike; while, on the other hand, it may point to a positive development.

The distance to the Water—meaning to feelings and needs—is removed.

A shipwreck can also mean an outburst of emotions, where the dreamer is acknowledging his passions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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WORSHIP

Prayer, peace, meditation; centering is necessary. This is a frequent dream image when life is oriented too much to materialism.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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BILLBOARD

To see a billboard in your dream, is a sign or message that you need to take note of in your path toward your goals. Consider what advice the billboard is trying to convey to you.... My Dream Interpretation

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BLACKBOARD

If you dreamed about a blackboard, news is on the way.

If you observed white writing on the board, the news that is coming will probably affect your immediate plans.... My Dream Interpretation

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BOARD GAME

If you enjoyed playing a board game in your dream, you have pleasant times ahead. But if you were bored or annoyed by it, you can expect a period of minor difficulties and annoyances. This dream might also be suggesting that you are “bored” with the way things are now.... My Dream Interpretation

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BOARDING SCHOOL

To dream about boarding school, represents the value you place on knowledge and education. You believe that you are always learning and not just in the classroom.

If you are currently a boarding school student, then this dream may just be a reflection of your current surroundings and emotions.... My Dream Interpretation

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BOARDWALK

To dream about walking on a boardwalk and looking out toward the ocean indicates unknown and major changes that are occurring in your life. Consider the state of the ocean in your dream, whether it was calm, pleasant, forbidding, etc. - this will give you a sense of the changes that are coming.

If you didn’t see the ocean but just walked quietly along the boardwalk, this symbolizes clearness of mind and progress towards your goals.... My Dream Interpretation

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CARDBOARD

If you dream about cardboard, this is a sign that you should accept a positive new opportunity which is coming your way.... My Dream Interpretation

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CHALKBOARD

If you dreamed about a chalkboard, news is on the way.

If you observed white writing on the board, the news that is coming will probably affect your immediate plans.... My Dream Interpretation

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CHEATING - IN A RELATIONSHIP

If you dream of cheating on your boyfriend, it means you will be entangled in a situation that is not in your best interest, perhaps even illegal. You may have behaved in a way that compromised your values.

If you dream that your partner was okay with you cheating, you may feel be feeling guilty about something. Alternately, this dream can suggest that you are exploring areas of your sexuality, but still wish to remain with your real-life partner.

To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.

To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... My Dream Interpretation

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CHILDHOOD

If you dream of being a child again, or if you dream of items from your childhood, this signifies that you will not be able to regain lost opportunities, even if you try very hard.

It is time to move on and forget the past.... My Dream Interpretation

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CHILDREN

To dream of seeing happy or beautiful children in your dream is lucky. You will have great happiness and blessings.

If you see kids working or studying, peaceful times are ahead.

To dream of a sick or unhappy child symbolizes trouble from your enemies.

If you dream of playing with children, your love hopes will come true.

If you dream of being a mother (and you don’t have children in real life), this foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.... My Dream Interpretation

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CRUISE

If you dream of being on a cruise, you will have an increase in social status or money.

The exception is if the cruise ship encounters storms or big waves - that means you are having trouble reaching your goals.

If you dream of getting lost on a cruise ship, you are not sure about the direction your life is taking.... My Dream Interpretation

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CUPBOARD

To see a cupboard full of stuff in your dream symbolizes pleasure and comfort. But if it’s empty or dirty, difficult times may be ahead.... My Dream Interpretation

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DIVING BOARD

A dream of standing on a diving board, symbolizes a serious temptation or ordeal with which you are or will soon be faced.

If you were unable to jump, you are not yet ready to deal with your feelings about a situation. You are repressing strong emotions.... My Dream Interpretation

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FALLING

Falling dreams are very common and often happen when we’ve started something new, like a year of school or a job. Falling a long height and landing safely in a dream means you should trust your instincts to safely lead you out of difficulty.... My Dream Interpretation

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KEYBOARD

To dream that you are typing on a computer keyboard symbolizes your difficulties in verbally expressing your thoughts. Any computer dream also suggests that you pay close attention to the other symbols in your dream - put them together to understand its overall meaning.

If you dream of playing on a musical keyboard, you are seeking harmony in your life.

The location of the keyboard may provide a clue about what aspect of your life needs attention.... My Dream Interpretation

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OUIJA BOARD

To see an Ouija board in your dream forewarns of the collapse of your plans and unlucky partnerships.

If you dream that the Oiuja board fails to work, you will experience difficulty caused by goofing off instead of settling down to work.... My Dream Interpretation

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RELATIONSHIP

To dream about your waking relationships, indicates wish fulfillment. In your dream state, you may be able to confront issues that you would normally ignore or are afraid of bringing up. You can also have fantasies about the way you wish things were in real life. Compare your dream relationship with your waking relationship.

To dream about a relationship with a stranger represents the different sides of your personality. Also see “Crush”, “Friends”, “Love” and “Relatives”.... My Dream Interpretation

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SCHOLARSHIP

To dream that you receive a scholarship suggests that you have achieved some outstanding accomplishment or had made significant progress in personal endeavors. You feel pleased and proud of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

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SCOREBOARD

A dream that features a scoreboard represents how well you are doing in life in general.

It is related to how well you have learned lessons from your experiences, and how well you are progressing through each stage of your life.

If you saw numbers on the scoreboard, you may also want to look up those numbers in this dream dictionary, for additional symbolism.... My Dream Interpretation

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SHIP

If you dream of being on a ship, you should listen to your instincts in waking life - they are powerful allies for helping you deal with everyday problems.

If you dreamed of a ship sinking, you will soon encounter a situation in which you will have to defend your reputation.... My Dream Interpretation

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SKATEBOARDING

To dream that you are skateboarding, indicates the ups and downs of some emotional situation or relationship.

If you zip along with no crashes in your dream, it means you have the strength and energy to achieve your goals in life.... My Dream Interpretation

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SNOWBOARDING

To dream that you are snowboarding, suggests that you are challenging your mental and/or physical abilities. It may also be telling you to set aside time for fun and relaxation.... My Dream Interpretation

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SPACESHIP

If you dream about a spaceship, you are ready to explore your spriritual side. Also see “Alien.” For “Space” in general, see “Outer Space.”... My Dream Interpretation

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SURFBOARD / SURFING

Dreaming that you are surfing indicates the ups and downs of some emotional situation or relationship.

A surfboard represents your ability to be in control of your emotions.... My Dream Interpretation

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AIRSHIP

A sign of money making, but watch your speculations, or you may be caught, and lose instead of gain.... Mystic Dream Book

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BOAT OR SHIP

If you dream that you are sailing, and that the water is smooth, it indicates some fortunate business, or happiness in married life.

If the water is rough, then you will have to face many difficulties.

If you fall into the water, then your troubles will prove too much for you.... Mystic Dream Book

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CHILDREN

A lucky dream, showing success in business.... Mystic Dream Book

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COURTSHIP

This also is a dream of contrary, for the more fortunate your wooing in your dreams, the worse it will be for your real love affairs.... Mystic Dream Book

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CUPBOARD

To dream of an empty Cupboard is a bad sign for your business prosperity.

If you put things inside, it shows that you will recover your losses after some distress.... Mystic Dream Book

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OVERBOARD

To dream that you have fallen into the water from some boat or vessel is a sign of misfortune. Do not speculate, or you will lose your money. But to the sailor or anyone professionally connected with the water, this becomes a dream of contrary, and foretells prosperity.... Mystic Dream Book

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SHIP

To dream that you are travelling in a Ship shows good fortune if you reach your destination safely. See also BOAT, OCEAN, SEA.... Mystic Dream Book

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SHIPWRECK

A certain omen of disaster.... Mystic Dream Book

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BILLBOARD

1. Personal goals and ambitions.

2. Possible message is being conveyed from one level of consciousness to another. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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BLACKBOARD

1. A message is coming—likely from the past, possibly a repressed memory.

2. A “lesson” is being communicated. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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BOARDINGHOUSE

1. Concerns about prosperity, security.

2. Current difficulties, often emotional, are temporary.

3. Emotional state, well-being. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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BOARDWALK

1. Friendships and social aspects of life.

2. A symbol for life’s journey, chosen path.

3. Prosperity, financial security. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DUMPED (REJECTION IN A RELATIONSHIP)

1. Fear of rejection.

2. Feelings of alienation, social awkwardness, low self-esteem.

3. Extreme fear of rejection (to “dump” someone). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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GRANDCHILD

1. A need to see the world as pure and innocent.

2. A need to escape from stresses of life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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KEYBOARD

Musical inclinations. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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KINSHIP

One feels very close to someone, but not in a romantic way. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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OUIJA BOARD

1. Unpredictability or uncertainty about the future.

2. Acceptance of destiny.

3. Mystery and curiosity. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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RELATIONSHIP

1. The view or value of relationships.

2. Different as­pects of self.

3. The ability or desired ability to communicate in a relationship. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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SHIP

1. Desire to go on a trip, get away from it all.

2. Sinking ship suggests that part of one’s life is out of control.

3. Ship in rough seas means the dreamer is also in rough seas. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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SHIPWRECK

Emotional turmoil, view of one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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SKATEBOARD

1. One needs to be daring.

2. Ability to perform with style and grace in difficult situations. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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SNOWBOARDING

1. Overcoming fear of something.

2. Using one’s potential. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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SPACESHIP

One is traveling with others to a place where freedom can be achieved. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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WASHBOARD

Old-fashioned approach to cleanse oneself is fine. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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CHILDREN

Many children, playing and laughing, signify great happiness for the dreamer.

If the children are unhappy, vexations may be caused by the double-crossing of a friend.

If a child is very ill, the dream indicates monetary reverses.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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FALLING

Falling, in a dream, is a very familiar sensation to everyone.

It is a symbol of fear. It may be a violation of the moral code, which, to women, is disastrous. Falling may also mean failure in your work or in the management of your home.

It is not an encouraging dream.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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SHIP

A dream of a ship predicts unexpected honors.

The motion of a ship tossing on the ocean is symbolic of the rhythm of sexual mating.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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BILLBOARD

Dreams of a billboard are a sign for you to pay attention to the messages the universe is sending you. Consider the message that is written on this sign.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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BLACK BOARD

Dreams of a black board signify a profound message for you. Consider the message written on the board.

If it is a clean slate, then this represents that you have an open mind.

If you are writing on the black board, then you have a message that you want to share.

If someone else is writing on the black board, then you are allowing another to influence you. See Power Point.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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CHILD

Dreams of a child symbolize new life, innocence, and connectivity to everyone and everything. Your subconscious is giving you the message to integrate feelings of unbridled joy, fun, and unlimited creativity into your serious adult endeavors.

If you dream that you are the child, then this is about your need or desire to be taken care of, pampered and babied. See Baby and Spring.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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CHILDBIRTH

See Birth.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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COURTSHIP

See Chivalry and Prince.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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CRUISE

Dreams of a cruise symbolize that leisure time is in store for you, an opportunity to coast for a while. Your dream is giving you the message to relax, eat, drink and be merry. You’ve left the shores of your normal, grounded life and it is time to set sail into uncharted waters. However, if you continue to procrastinate and always take the easy way out, you may be cruisin’ for a bruisin’.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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CUPBOARD

See Cabinet.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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INDIGO CHILD

Dreams of an Indigo child are about your connection with your interdimensional power, talent and wisdom, while maintaining your innocence. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message that you are wise beyond your years and that you are here with a higher purpose.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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RELATIONSHIP

Any relationship dream is always symbolic of your relationship with yourself and you higher power, as well as an attempt to process or sort out your current relationship issues, challenges, and desires.

If you are not in an intimate relationship, then you may be preparing yourself for one, fantasizing about an ideal, or sorting through the challenges that are in your way of having one.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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SHIP

Dreams of a ship signify your ability to ride your emotional highs and lows, and steady yourself during turbulent moments in your relationship on the high seas of intimasea. See Boat.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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SKATEBOARD

Dreams of riding a skateboard suggest that you may be taking a ride on someone else’s energy, or that someone is riding on your coattails. Perhaps you are gaining downhill momentum, and expressing your adventurous, carefree spirit.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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SNOWBOARD

Dreams of a snowboard signify skill and agility as you traverse chilly emotional terrain. Or perhaps your dream is showing you that you are able to keep your wits about you even in a financial snow storm and you are finding adventure in adverse circumstances. See Skateboard.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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SPACE SHIP

Dreams of a space ship represent that you are exploring higher consciousness, that you are curios about for quantum evolution.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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WORSHIP

Dreams of worshiping someone reflect your ability to recognize the beauty, value and magic in yourself and others.

If you have put someone on a pedestal, then this dream may be a sign to remember that you are above and below no one. See Pedestal.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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BOAT, SHIP

also see Journeys

1- To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we arc in control of our lives.

2- To dream of being alone in a small boat means we need to consider how we handle isolation and the ability to be alone.

To dream of being on a large ship alerts us to how we handle group relationships.

To dream of missing a boat is often the dream of a perfectionist who fears missing chances or opportunities.

3- Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘The Final Journey’. They can also represent fertility and adventure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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FALLING

1- To dream of falling shows a lack of confidence in our own ability. We may feel threatened by a lack of security, whether real or imagined. We fear being chopped by friends or colleagues.

2- Falling has come to be interpreted as surrender (particularly sexual) and with moral failure, of not being as one should.

3- We may feci we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others’ negative influence.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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OUIJA BOARD

1- The use of the ouija board holds within it certain inherent dangers.

Dreaming of one may simply be a way that the psyche has of alerting us to further exploration of those things we do not understand.

To be playing with the ouija board in dreams - as well as in waking life denotes being prepared to take certain risks, particularly with our own peace of mind. When the ouija board seems frightening we are touching in on our deep fear of the unknown.

2- Psychologically, we all need some way of making contact with the unconscious side of ourselves.

To dream of the ouija board alerts us to different ways of accessing the unconscious. It may be a symbol for all we have suppressed and refused to recognise.

3- Spiritually, the ouija board was and indeed still is - a rather crude way of communicating with the spirit world. In dreams, it shows we may be aware of the need to communicate with spirit, rather than have the spirit world communicate with us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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WORSHIP

also see Religious Imagery

1- Dreaming of being in a situation where we arc worshipping something such as an idea, a person, a concept or an object is to be opening ourselves up to its influence.

If we are not particularly religious but find ourselves in the middle of an act of worship we mav need to look at how we deal with a common belief svstem or set of principles.

2- Sometimes, as we move towards a greater sense of Self, dream images materialise which indicate that we arc in a position to be worshipped. This may mean we need to take a careful look at whether we are developing an inflated idea of our own importance, or whether we are actually learning to accept that part of ourselves which is of value to other people.

To be worshipping an object which is not a religious image may suggest that we are paying too much attention to whatever that object represents.

For instance, we may be too materialistic, be paying too much attention to sex and so on.

3- An Act of Worship is an acknowledgement of the power that belief has.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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BLACKBOARD

To see in your dreams writing in white chalk on a blackboard, denotes ill tidings of some person prostrated with some severe malady, or your financial security will be swayed by the panicky condition of commerce. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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BOARDING HOUSE

To dream of a boarding house, foretells that you will suffer entanglement and disorder in your enterprises, and you are likely to change your residence. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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CHILDBED

To dream of giving child birth, denotes fortunate circumstances and safe delivery of a handsome child.

For an unmarried woman to dream of being in childbed, denotes unhappy changes from honor to evil and low estates. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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CHILDREN

Dream of children sweet and fair.

To you will come suave debonair, Fortune robed in shining dress, Bearing wealth and happiness.

To dream of seeing many beautiful children is portentous of great prosperity and blessings.

For a mother to dream of seeing her child sick from slight cause, she may see it enjoying robust health, but trifles of another nature may harass her.

To see children working or studying, denotes peaceful times and general prosperity.

To dream of seeing your child desperately ill or dead, you have much to fear, for its welfare is sadly threatened.

To dream of your dead child, denotes worry and disappointment in the near future.

To dream of seeing disappointed children, denotes trouble from enemies, and anxious forebodings from underhanded work of seemingly friendly people.

To romp and play with children, denotes that all your speculating and love enterprises will prevail. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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COOLING BOARD

For a young woman to see a cooling board in her dreams, foretells sickness and quarrels with her lover.

To dream of some living person as dead and rising up from a cooling board, denotes she will be indirectly connected with that person in some trouble, but will find out that things will work out satisfactorily.

To see her brother, who has long since been dead, rising from a cooling board, warns her of complications which may be averted if she puts forth the proper will and energy in struggling against them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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COURTSHIP

Bad, bad, will be the fate of the woman who dreams of being courted. She will often think that now he will propose, but often she will be disappointed. Disappointments will follow illusory hopes and fleeting pleasures.

For a man to dream of courting, implies that he is not worthy of a companion. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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CUPBOARD

To see a cupboard in your dream, is significant of pleasure and comfort, or penury and distress, according as the cupboard is clean and full of shining ware, or empty and dirty. See Safe. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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PARTNERSHIP

To dream of forming a partnership with a man, denotes uncertain and fluctuating money affairs.

If your partner be a woman, you will engage in some enterprise which you will endeavor to keep hidden from friends.

To dissolve an unpleasant partnership, denotes that things will arrange themselves agreeable to your desires; but if the partnership was pleasant, there will be disquieting news and disagreeable turns in your affairs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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PASTEBOARD

To dream of pasteboard, denotes that unfaithful friends will deceive you concerning important matters.

To cut pasteboard, you will throw aside difficulties in your struggle to reach eminent positions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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SHIP

To dream of ships, foretells honor and unexpected elevation to ranks above your mode of life.

To hear of a shipwreck is ominous of a disastrous turn in affairs. Your female friends will betray you.

To lose your life in one, denotes that you will have an exceeding close call on your life or honor.

To see a ship on her way through a tempestuous storm, foretells that you will be unfortunate in business transactions, and you will be perplexed to find means of hiding some intrigue from the public, as your partner in the affair will threaten you with betrayal.

To see others shipwrecked, you will seek in vain to shelter some friend from disgrace and insolvency.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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WASHBOARD

To see a washboard in your dreams, is indicative of embarrassment.

If you see a woman using one, it predicts that you will let women rob you of energy and fortune.

A broken one, portends that you will come to grief and disgraceful deeds through fast living. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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CHILD

Some people have reoccurring dreams about a small child, while others, from time to time, dream about unfamiliar children.

The child in your dream could represent your inner self, or the child within.

The dream could be based on childhood memories, and it may carry a specific message or bring up long-buried issues. On the other hand, the dream could simply be a pleasant memory. Children in dreams could symbolize a need and an eagerness to learn, simplicity, intuition, new endeavors and many other positive attributes of childhood. Occasionally, the child in your dreams may be pointing to your own childish ways. Therefore, consider all of the details and the tone of the dream before making an interpretation.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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CHILDREN 

The child within, days gone by and memories.Children are under the care of an adult.Generally you are both child and adult, but not always.When shown a particular adult with a child, take note of how the adult treats the child.Could this be the way you are treating the child within you? ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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FALLING

Beating self up.Repatterning is needed. This is a common dream which usually represents underlying fears and feelings of inadequacy and helplessness. Interpret your dream by considering your primary fears, current difficulties, and situations in your life that seem to be on a downward spiral, especially those situations that seem outside of your control (financial, romantic,etc.). Some people believe that if you keep falling in your dream and don’t wake up that you will die at the point of impact. This is absolutely not true. In a falling dream you wake up out of fear and not because of danger of dying. Superstition based dream interpretations say that if you fall a long distance in your dream and get hurt, be prepared for really hard times ahead; but if you fall and are not injured your upsets will be minor and temporary.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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RELATIONSHIPS

It is common to dream about our relationships. You can interpret this dream by remembering the details and comparing them to the realities of your daily life. In your dream state you may be experiencing some wish-fulfillment or confronting things that you would normally ignore. Some say that relationships with strangers in your dream state represent the different sides of your personality. See also: Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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SHIP

As mentioned in all relevant dream symbols, bodies of water represent your unconscious, your emotions, and your accumulated soul experiences.

The ship in your dream could represent you and the ways in which you navigate thought these parts of yourself. When interpreting this dream, consider the kind of voyage and the type of ship. Some dream interpretation books say that if the voyage is calm you should go forward with your plans. However, if it is a very stormy voyage, get ready for an emotional upset (or challenge). See also: Boat... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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SHIP

A vessel that moves among the intuition, emotions and insight... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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BLACKBOARD

To see yourself obligated to stand up at the blackboard and explain something generally indicates a feeling of insecurity about your own proposals. On the contrary, it refers to the fear of being held accountable by others for those proposals.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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BOARDING

In any case, it means the desire to start something new; whether it is a journey, a relationship, or a project. It represents the intentions and expectations. The dreamer’s life acquires different possibilities. (See BOAT)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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CHILD

In dreams, a child can represent your most juvenile part, and your potential. Maybe, you recognize in him the hopes and ideals you had in the past. Arguing with him indicates that something in you is rebelling. If, in the dream, you get along with them or there is a reconciliation, it indicates that you are giving up due to certain demands or conditions. It may also deal with your own child and the meaning would be literal.

To dream of a beautiful daughter denotes interesting friends; an ugly one, strange devotion. A son, on the other hand, denotes work.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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CHILDHOOD

To return to childhood in dreams normally indicates a need for protection.

It is the desire to return to the times when your mother cared for you and you didn’t have to worry. This type of image is usually produced when you are afraid to face the unknown. The future causes insecurity.

If you visit the neighborhood of your childhood, it may be able to help you recover an aspect of your past that remained unresolved, which you must now face in order to be at peace. In any case, childhood allows one to rediscover oneself.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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FALLING

Normally, dreams in which you fall are the result of “falling while sleeping,” provoked by physiological causes. However, in symbolic terms they express a loss of emotional balance or self-control. Maybe you are afraid, in real life, of letting yourself get carried away. Anxiety is closely linked to this dream. It reflects insecurity, low self-confidence, fear of failure, or inability to take care of a situation. (See ABYSS)

According to oneiric sources consulted, dreaming that you fall into mud means that someone has lied about you. Other dreams of this type predict economic losses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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RELATIONSHIPS

People that appear in your dreams, especially strangers, tend to represent facets of yourself. In this sense, seeing the truth close to you can be impactful. Relationships and interaction that you maintain with this oneiric group of people shows the harmony that you keep within you. Also, it will manifest those parts of your personality that you do not bring to light. For example, if a man dreams of a woman, it could indicate that he needs to accept the feminine side of his nature. In the same way, if it is a woman that dreams of a man, she may need to behave in a more masculine way. Needless to say, the dream could also be representing a situation from real life and your feelings with respect to it.

The way in which the people act will tell you much about future events.

If they are friendly, it foretells happy times; if they have bad intentions, you should be cautious because an disaster could occur in your surroundings.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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SHIP

An oneiric ship can represent our life course and, depending on how it appears, will reveal the state of our mind.

If it is a cruise ship, the dream alludes to the pleasant calm that you are going through.

If it is a warship, you may be showing too much aggression. The appearance of a lifeboat at the scene indicates your need to escape a storm of feelings and problems in real life. If, however, is a submarine, the dream indicated your desire to explore the unconscious. On the other hand, ships also symbolize the ability to communicate with people who are far away, whether geographically or in their way of thinking and feeling. For this reason, a journey by sea means you have begun a new life stage or a new relationship. By contrast, in this sense, a ship that sinks warns of the danger of a breakup. (See WATER, BOAT, and SHIPWRECK)

A ship docked at the pier or sailing a calm sea predicts great happiness in love.

If you dream that there is a storm, this happiness will be delayed. In the case of a shipwreck, you will receive bad news.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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SHIPWRECK

To drown in a shipwreck reveals a feeling of distress, which has lasted some time, due to a project that has not prospered or a personal relationship that has failed, leading you to believe that “all is lost.” Normally, a dream of this kind indicates that you have taken on too many responsibilities. Therefore, it can be interpreted as a warning that you should rest or take a short break. You have reached the limits of your strength and you need to recharge. (See WATER, BOAT and SHIP)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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CHILDREN

A dream of lovely children could foretell only great blessings and a happy home.

For a married woman to dream of giving birth to a child is an augury of domestic bliss and freedom from worry.... The Complete Dream Book

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CHILDREN

The significance of this dream depends on the state of the children.

If they are well and happy; the portent couid not be better. Otherwise, the dream is an omen of sickness.... The Complete Dream Book

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COURTSHIP

This is an unlucky dream for a girl, but lucky for a man.

To dream of being courted by a handsome youth is usually a sign pointing to spinster- hood.

To dream of courting a pretty girl predicts happiness for a bachelor; but a married man who has this dream should be on his guard against designing women.... The Complete Dream Book

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CUPBOARD

If it is well stocked with food, dishes and other supplies, the cupboard is a good omen to those who are contemplating an investment or making a change.... The Complete Dream Book

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CUPBOARD

An empty cupboard seen in a dream portends diminishing financial resources.... The Complete Dream Book

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FALLING

This dream is merely a warning to ‘’watch your step1, in connection with business, members oi the opposite sex, and physical fitness.... The Complete Dream Book

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OUTBOARD MOTOR

To dream of having a boat propelled by an outboard motor denotes a rapid improvement in your career through hard work.... The Complete Dream Book

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OUTBOARD MOTOR

A series of - surprising and generally happy events is predicted by a dream of using an outboard motor.... The Complete Dream Book

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SHIP

To dream of a shipwreck is indicative of betrayal by familial acquaintances.... The Complete Dream Book

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WASHBOARD

This dream is a forerunner of difficulty in making ends meet financially.... The Complete Dream Book

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AIRSHIP

See Balloon.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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BLACKBOARD

News is on the way if a blackboard figured in your dream.

If you observed white writing on the board, the news will probably affect your immediate plans.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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BOARDS

See under individual listings of kinds of wood.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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CHILDREN

If your dream featured children (of walking age upward), its augury is one of happiness in domestic affairs and/or business interests, whichever concerns you most.

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CUPBOARD

A straightforward symbol that means what it says.

If your dream cupboard was bare, it predicts lean times in the offing; if it was full or reasonably well-stocked, you can expect your interests to flourish.

If your dream involved putting supplies in a cupboard, it signifies recovery of losses through your own efforts.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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SHIP

Whether powered by sail, steam, or motor, ships in your dream are an augury of profitable ventures.

To be in a shipwreck portends a situation in which you will have to defend your reputation.

To see or build a model of a ship promises a mad new love affair within the year.

A single battleship seen in your dream indicates an improvement in your living conditions; a fleet of ships is a sign of business success.

In any dream of ships, the condition of the water and weather must be taken into consideration.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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SWITCHBOARD

A telephone switchboard in a dream is an omen of a wide expan- sion in your social circle.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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CHILDREN

Aspects of yourself, such as vulnerability, innocence, openness, flexibility, playfulness. Your own children mirror your attitudes and beliefs. Often suggests you have forgotten the child part of self.... The Dream Books Symbols

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CRUISE

Emotional journey. It’s a big vessel so it means you’re really cruising emotionally through life, easy going!... The Dream Books Symbols

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FALL, FALLING

May suggest loss of control in a situation, low energy. Need to center through meditation to get back on target. May also be a “bad landing” coming back into the body at night.... The Dream Books Symbols

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SHIP

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SIGN, SIGNBOARD

Signal, message. Pay attention.... The Dream Books Symbols

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WORSHIP

Acknowledging higher levels of consciousness; honoring the God within. Also, cutting self off from inner God, looking without to something or someone separate from yourself. One may worship many things which come from a consciousness of separateness; only inner truth will lead you to fulfillment and wholeness.... The Dream Books Symbols

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FALLING

Falling, and the accompanying sense of vertigo, is, along with flying, one of the most often reported dream topics. Falling dreams typically occur during the first stage of sleep. Dreams in this stage are often accompanied by muscle spasms of the arms, legs, and the whole body. Sometimes when we have these falling dreams, we feel our whole body jerk or twitch, which provokes us to awaken.

Typically, the act of falling in dreams suggests loss of control and anxiety in the sleeper’s waking life. The anxiety could be related to work, or it could be related to sexual inhibition or low self-esteem. Such may be the fear of the fall that you could awake with a jolt.

If this occurs, it is important to remember the circumstances of the fall in your dream, as this will help you understand its hidden message. According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse. You may be lacking indiscretion. According to biblical interpretations, dreams about falling have a negative overtone and suggest that man is acting and walking according to his own way of thinking, and not that of the Lord.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILD

[DREAM IMAGES: CHILD OF NATURE; DIVINE; MAGICAL / INNOCENT; ORPHAN; WOUNDED]

The child of nature archetype inspires deep, intimate bonding with natural forces. Although the nature child is loving and giving, it can also have an inner toughness and ability to survive—the resilience of Nature herself. Nature children can develop advanced skills of communicating with animals, and in dreams reflecting this archetype, an animal often comes to the rescue of its child companion. Such dreams can reflect a compassionate, nature-loving aspect of our character, or the need to stop abusing the environment (understood in its widest sense) and reconnect with nature.

The magical child embodies qualities of wisdom and courage in the face of difficult circumstances. In dreams, it suggests the power of imagination and the belief that everything is possible. If, however, the magic is not put to positive use, the dream image is a negative one, and indicates lack of energy and action in waking life.

The orphan child is the major character in most well-known children’s stories, including ‘Bambi’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Little Orphan Annie’, ‘The Matchstick Girl’, ‘Snow White’ and many more. The pattern in these stories is often reflected in the dreams of people who feel from birth as if they are not a part of their family or community, or who fear surviving alone in this world.

The wounded child archetype in dreams holds the memories of the abuse, neglect and other traumas that may have been endured during childhood. From a spiritual perspective, a wounded childhood cracks open the learning path of forgiveness. The shadow aspect may manifest as an abiding sense of self-pity, a tendency to blame your parents for your current shortcomings and to resist moving on through forgiveness.

Whilst dreams about children that never grow old reveal a determination to remain eternally young in body, mind, and spirit, they can also suggest an inability to grow up and embrace the responsible life of an adult. Peter Pan is the most obvious example of this archetype—he resists ending a cycle of life in which he is free to live outside the boundaries of conventional adulthood. For women, this archetype may manifest as extreme dependency on those who take charge of their physical security. A consistent inability to be relied on, and the inability to accept the aging process, are also markers of this archetype.

Carl Jung claimed that the dream symbol of a child is a metaphor for the forgotten things in childhood. For example, your dream may be telling you that you have forgotten how to play, or that you should take a more innocent, carefree attitude. The symbol of the child also represents possibilities and paves the way for future changes in the personality. In addition, it can also represent the part of you that needs security and reassurance. See also BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD

Whilst pregnant women often dream about giving birth in anticipation of the upcoming event, dreams of giving birth typically have very little connection with the biological process of reproduction and more to do with a sense of being reborn, of fresh beginnings, of ideas coming to fruition or a period of personal growth. This sense is mirrored in everyday language: ‘giving birth to a new idea’, which refers to a project, not a baby.

For Jung, dreams about giving birth were important because he believed they represented a stage in the process of what he called ‘individuation’, the growth of the human psyche to maturation and wholeness. Birth therefore represents the start of an important new stage in your life and psychological development. We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new life stage, way of life, attitude, ability or project. We also have such dreams when we need to let go of the past and come to terms with the new. Birth is symbolic of new beginnings: beginning college, starting or ending a relationship, launching a new career and moving house are all associated with birth themes in dreams. Although women from their teen years onwards tend to have birth dreams more than men, it can happen to anyone at anytime. There may often be something strange or unusual about the birth of the child. These details are important as they can symbolize what part of your life is changing and how others will receive this new development.

Jung also claimed that the symbol of the child, as with the symbol of birth, represents new beginnings and possibilities, and paves the way for future changes in your personality. A common theme in mythology is the ‘divine child’ or mystical hero or savior; for instance, the baby Jesus who saves the world from damnation. The divine child is the symbol of the true self, both vulnerable and pure, but also capable of great transforming power. In your dream, it may represent your true self urging you to explore new possibilities and reach your full potential. Therefore dreaming of a baby or child who could be yourself, one of your own children, a child you know or an unknown child, gives access to your own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are childlike, curious and vulnerable, and when we are able to get in touch with these parts we are reminded of our true potential for wholeness.

Although dreams of birth and childhood may appear to be simply nostalgic memories, most dream researchers believe that they have a strong bearing on your current circumstances in waking life. For example, your dream may be telling you that you have forgotten how to play or that you should take a fresher, more innocent approach to life. They may also be manifestations of an unconscious desire to escape from the responsibilities and problems of waking life. In addition, they may represent a part of you that needs reassurance and comfort, or a part of you that needs to care, to love and to begin anew. As such they can represent important psychological, spiritual and physical needs.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILD

A dream about a child (under the age of thirteen or so) may be a dream about yourself.

If you are having a wonderful time playing and dressing up, the dream may be encouraging you to have more fun in your adult life. A dream about a child refusing to share or being inconsiderate may be a comment on your own weaknesses. Has your recent behavior or approach to life been a little childish? If you are the child in the dream, this can suggest a need to shed some of your current responsibilities in real life or express your real self.

If you are caring for a child or infant, and not really wanting to, perhaps someone in waking life is being demanding and requiring too much attention.

If you want to have a child and dream of one, you may become a parent in the not-so-distant future.

If you lose a child, whether your own or an unknown child, you may be anxious that you have taken on responsibilities you cannot handle.

If the child is one of your children, look up son and daughter.

If your dream did not evoke specific memories of your own childhood or an unknown child appeared, your unconscious may have summoned up an archetype in the staring role—that of the inner child. Whether your inner child was portrayed by you or by another character in the dream, he or she represents the part of you that, Peter Pan-like, has never grown up, or a part of you that you have banished from your waking life, but longs to be rediscovered. Your unconscious may therefore be highlighting your own immature behavior, or else your longing to recapture childhood innocence. Once again, the clue lies in the child’s behavior.

If the child in the dream is bullying another child, this could be related to how you are cruelly treating someone in real life. If, however, you are the victim in the dream, do you feel vulnerable, abused and powerless in waking life? If the child in the dream is happily playing with their toys, do you long to return to the optimistic, childhood state of mind before the realities of life closed in avenues of opportunity? Do you long to return to a time when anything seemed possible? Try to remember the child’s behavior—was he or she friendly or unfriendly, smiling or throwing a tantrum and consider whether the dream is commenting on your own current life and behavior. Do you have a tendency to fly into a childish rage when you don’t get your way in waking life?... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILDREN

Children in a dream are symbols of joy and warmth, or of your desire for joy and warmth in waking life.

If children are giving flowers, fruits or sweets, this suggests unexpected success or happiness. If, however, the children are quarrelling, this indicates domestic problems. Children in dreams can also represent feelings about your childhood, or current feelings of dependency or vulnerability. What is happening to the child in the dream will help you determine the interpretation.

If the children in your dream are boys, they symbolize high energy levels and new beginnings.

If the boys are playing, this suggests the resolution of domestic or financial problems. If, however, the boys are quarrelling, this dream may be a warning to listen to the advice of people around you, especially if they are older than you. Perhaps you have been acting rashly.

If one or more of the boys are injured, it is a serious warning to take a sober look at how you run your day-to-day life.

If the children in your dreams are girls you know and they are smiling, friendly or affectionate, this suggests that your general attitude of honesty will be much appreciated by those around you.

If you don’t know the girls, this can suggest the beginnings of a new relationship.

If the girls are untidy, disruptive, crying, angry or abusive, this could be a warning to show more understanding to your partner and those around you to avoid arguments and unnecessary misunderstandings.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILDHOOD DREAMS

The following dreams are typical of childhood and mirror the stresses, experiences and questions associated with this stage in life. It is possible, however, to have one of these dreams at any stage in your life. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILDHOOD DREAMS

Research has shown that sensitive or gifted children tend to be more prone to dreams and nightmares. Dreams in childhood often mirror the stress and confusion that is associated with the early years of our lives. Frightening dreams or nightmares are common to children up to the age of around eight.

If you are a concerned parent, simply talking about the dream with your child can help dissipate the tension around them. Avoid the instinct to tell the child that it was just a dream and that dreams aren’t real, as this may discourage your child from confiding in you, or simply frustrate them because you don’t take it seriously. You may also have a child who dreams with their eyes open for a few seconds after the dream is over and they are awake. In general, such experiences are not signs of a disorder, but if you are concerned, talk to your doctor or a pediatrician.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILDHOOD REVISITED

It is during childhood that we learn many of the fundamental rules and responsibilities of life. It is also the time when we develop our personalities and become increasingly socialized. It makes sense, therefore, that dreams of revisiting a place or a scenario from your own childhood often focus on lessons that you learned, or failed to learn, and these lessons may be relevant to your current situation.

If you dreamed of a particularly happy childhood memory—for example, you are seven years old and your dad brings home your first bike, or you are five years old sitting happily on your mum’s lap sucking your thumb—the dream could either be pointing to your nostalgia for a time when life was full of fun, or it could be more concerned with your present feelings of insecurity. The dream is reminding you of a time when life was simple, and in so doing, it compensates you for your current feelings of confusion.

If you are facing a difficult decision, it could also have been highlighting your need to put yourself forward and take a risk by focusing on your new bike—something you wanted but also feared, as you weren’t wholly confident riding it yet.

Consider, too, whether your unconscious has cast archetypal figures in the role of your mother and father. Relation-figures in dreams of childhood can often represent archetypes rather than actual family members. Alternatively, if your unhappy childhood returns to haunt you in dreams (which may reoccur), your unconscious may be forcing you to relive those miserable times in an attempt to make you confront the source of your distress and deal with it, now that you have an adult understanding of the situation. Your unconscious is trying to help you come to terms with what happened to you, so you can put it behind you.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ACTIVITIES AND ENVIRONMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH CHILDHOOD

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

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BOARDING HOUSE

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DROWNING / CRAWLING / FALLING

Drowning in deep water suggests floundering in the depths of the unconscious. As with dreams of pursuit or being chased, this dream alerts you to areas of your unconscious that are creating conflict and need to be examined with care.

Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.

Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CRASH / SHIPWRECK

If you are involved in (or die) in a train, bus, car, bike or airplane accident in your dream, whether or not you were driving the vehicle that crashed is significant.

If you were not driving, the dream may be urging you to take control of your life; if you were driving, the dream is urging you to alter your course or change your plans in waking life to avert disaster.

If you dreamed that you were in a ship and the water was coming overboard and submerging you, the traditional association of water with emotion suggests that you are being overwhelmed by emotion.

If this is the case, the dream is urging you to try a more logical and rational approach to your problems.

If you were attempting to save other people in your shipwreck, think about what, or who, they may represent in waking life.

If it was a child, it may represent a part of yourself you are trying to develop that might act as a counterbalance to your powerful emotions. Dreams about a shipwreck can be associated with your life course, or work life. The dream is suggesting that something going on in your present life experience may be making you feel isolated, abandoned, or on the verge of some kind of a catastrophe or tragedy.

Those who have this kind of dream are often going through a transitional period in their lives, such as a graduation or engagement. The ship therefore represents your goal, but the journey has become out of control and the horror of being dragged down by the ship captures a sense of the horror of being dragged down by traditions and expectations. This kind of dream isn’t a prediction of failure in your relationship or career; it simply indicates that details surrounding it are threatening to obscure the happiness and satisfaction you are hoping for. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CUPBOARD / CLOSET / WARDROBE

If you dreamed of opening a cupboard door to find that it opened into an empty room or a room you hadn’t seen before, your dreaming mind is telling you that you are ready for new challenges in life. The time is right to begin a new project or make a change. The dream can also suggest hidden memories and emotions, suggestive of the ‘skeleton in the cupboard’.

If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia

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STEP CHILDREN

To dream about your step children suggests that you are developing your nurturing, caring side.

If you don’t have step children in real life this may suggest that your nurturing caring side isn’t being expressed in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILDHOOD HOME / HOME FROM THE PAST

If your childhood home or a home from the past continually features in your dreams, this does not necessarily mean you are stuck in the past or long to return to the security of childhood. The homes in which you once lived can become symbols of certain factors that shaped the person you have now become. Perhaps the most common past home dream is that of living in the house you lived in when you were a child. There may be major changes to the structure of the house, there may be people there that you hadn’t met when you lived there, but you know that house more intimately than any other. It is a true reflection of yourself and the storehouse for all your emotions, both positive and negative. The house in which you grew up always has a huge influence on your psychology. Your house gives you boundaries and it is the place where you go to feel safe, its every corner a reflection of your mind. It is the symbol of your family, connections and traditions.

Your dream childhood home can help give you clues about your current situation and help you examine your personality. What kind of house was it? Was it a large or small house, and did you think it was the same size when you were young? Are you still living in the same house? How many floors did it have? How many windows? What was its shape? Most of us live in square houses with corners, but some people’s houses are round with no corners. Some suggest this may have a profound effect on a person’s psychology because circles represent infinity and thus no restrictions. Can you remember what colors your house was painted in; how do those colors affect your feelings now? If something good always happened to you in a certain room, the color of that room may still make you happy for the rest of your life. Was there a place in your house where you went if you were miserable, or a place where something bad happened? What were the colors and shapes that were involved? Is it a dark place or a light place?

Although you are by no means doomed to repeat past mistakes, your dreaming mind may use your first home as an important reference throughout your life and you may often find yourself trying to work through current issues in the setting of this childhood home. Try to think of such dreams as an opportunity to reflect on your basic beliefs about home and family. Are you repeating patterns from your childhood in a current relationship and situation? Can your dream help you relate the past to your present life and to your life in the future?... The Element Encyclopedia

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BOARD GAME

Games in dreamland symbolize the manner in which the dreamer is approaching life. Individual games, such as solitaire, will indicate your tendency for self- absorption, where excelling or enjoyment is a significant motive. Interactive games, such as chess, indicate that competition is a significant motive for you. In either case, the dream will be highlighting your thought processes, mental skills and dexterity. In general, dream board and card games indicate how you are rising to a particular challenge in your waking life or how successfully you are playing the hand that fate has dealt you.

Little physical effort is required when playing board and card games, so games of this nature tend to focus on your intellectual performance or ability to think and react quickly. Pay attention to the tactics you use whilst playing and to your overall strategy. Were you calm and controlled with a set of tactics, or were you out of control? Was your game defensive or offensive? What is the dream telling you about your ability to respond to external stimuli in the directing of directing of your life? Are you self-motivated, continually striving to better your skill, or do you rely on competition for motivation? Your answer to questions such as these will tell you much about your current approach to waking life.

Consider too the colors of the pieces or cards you were using and what they might signify. For example, if you were playing with white chess pieces, do you associate yourself with kindness and your opponent with malevolence? If you are accused of cheating in your dream, are you deceiving anyone in waking life? Games in which pieces are moved around a board at the throw of a dice are often designed to mirror life’s challenges and this is often what they represent in dreams, suggesting fears or concerns about factors you can’t control. The game board reveals the moves you make in life and a games room stands for a meeting place in which plans and strategies are devised. A game show cautions against a desire to consider yourself intellectually superior.

Specific dreams may have their own symbolism; for example sexuality in snakes and ladders and the repercussions of your actions in games that require dominos. A game of backgammon may point to your desire to resolve the secrets of your unconscious (the inner table) before time or the other player stops you. Pool, billiards or snooker suggest clever scheming, combined with the skill to accomplish a goal. The condition of the poolroom will give you a clue as to whether this refers to healthy competition or dirty dealings, whilst the pool table refers to the issue or subject of your plans.... The Element Encyclopedia

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FALLING

Dreams of falling are extremely common. They may be prompted by your fear of heights in waking life.

If this isn’t the case, falling dreams may be your dreaming mind’s way of drawing your attention to feelings of frustration and loss of control. In which area of your life do you feel you are ‘falling down’, slipping or losing your place? Are you anxious about schoolwork, your love life, your career or your domestic life? Dreams of falling can be associated with feelings of loss of control or letting yourself down; sometimes the sensation is so terrifying that your conscious mind jerks you awake mid-flight. If, in your dream, you fall and were unharmed, this is a clear sign that your current situation is less uncertain than you think. Whatever the scenario in your dream, if falling is a part of it, your unconscious is urging you to identify the source of your feelings of uncertainty and try to find a solution even if that means accepting something less than you hoped for, or accepting your limitations. See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RELATIONSHIPS

Most dreams depict human relationships in one way or another, but some can highlight intimate relationships with a lover or partner.

Dreams with romantic themes are attempts to answer your questions about relationships and the nature of love. As your dreaming mind searches for answers, it will review your past and present relationships, and try out other people or even celebrities as lovers or partners in order to give you a glimpse of how different your life could be. Such dreams are significant because they can reveal things about your relationship of which you may be unaware in waking life. Because of this, they can be extremely enlightening. Some dream analysts will interpret dreams about relationships as examples of wish-fulfillment or as opportunities to get intimate with people you cannot be close to in waking life. Although this may be true in some cases—we all share the universal longing to be loved—it may not apply to all such dreams. The dreaming mind can use relationship symbols for many different associations.

This chapter focuses on dreams with a romantic theme. For dreams that concern relationships with family members, friends, celebrities and other people, see FAMILY; FAMOUS PEOPLE; GATHERINGS; PEOPLE; POSITIVE EMOTIONS. For dreams with an explicit sexual nature or content, see SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia

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COURTSHIP

Jung identified the archetypal male and female aspects of the psyche and called them the ’anima’ and ’animus’. These form a part of what he termed the ’collective unconscious’ and play an important role in both forming your view of the opposite sex during sleep and in how you choose your partner in waking life. For example, a woman dreaming of her idealized version of a man is reflecting the masculine part of her psyche, the animus. The anima is the embodiment of the feminine parts of a man’s psyche.

If you dream that you have a sweetheart, this may represent your perfect match, prompted by the animus in women or the anima in men

A dream in which you are in love is generally a sign of reciprocated affection or the desire for it.

If the object of your affection is your partner already, this is a positive sign for the relationship but only if your partner looks contented; if he or she looks ill at ease, the signs are less positive.

If you are in a relationship and you dream of falling in love with someone else, this could be a sign that you are attracted to that person in waking life.

If this isn’t the case, try to figure out what qualities that person represents and how you can incorporate them into your current relationship.

If you dream of having rivals for the affection of your sweetheart, this could be a sign of jealousy or indecision on your part.

If you dream of your current boyfriend or girlfriend, then this is a symbol of your emotional attachment to him or her.

If you dream of an ex-lover, this does not mean that you are still in love with them; your dream is simply revisiting feelings or hopes connected with them. Your ex-lover becomes a symbol for all the hopes for love that may not currently be satisfied. In dreams, lovers may be your waking partner or your ideal wish-fulfillment partner; whoever they are, they may be compensating for a waking situation that is unsatisfactory.

If you are single and dream about a future husband or wife, this should not be interpreted literally; such a dream may be expressing some other hope for the future. For dreams about husbands or wives, see FAMILY.... The Element Encyclopedia

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INFLUENTIAL RELATIONSHIP THEORIES

The Oedipus complex is one of Freud’s best-known and most influential theories in the realm of dream interpretation. The term refers to a group of largely unconscious ideas and feelings that focus on the desire to possess the parent of the opposite sex and eliminate that of the same sex. The complex is named after the mythical Oedipus, who killed his father and then married his mother without knowing they were his parents. When Oedipus discovered the truth, he felt full of remorse and even though he was not personally responsible for the crimes, he gouged out his own eyes and wandered blind and exiled.

Although the term is now applied to both men and women, at first it only referred to the male version of the complex. In women, the Electra complex was said to exist. In the myth of Electra, she masterminded the murder of her mother to avenge her father’s death. According to Freud, the Oedipus and Electra complexes are universal phenomena, being responsible for much unconscious guilt and for dreams that focus on the death of a parent or lover.

Jung saw the world of dreams and relationships quite differently.

He rejected Freud’s heavy emphasis on sexuality and the Oedipus and Electra complexes as a key to interpretation. For Jung, dreams were not just a way of helping us to understand conflicts and anxieties, but also a way to encourage the creative unfolding and development of a person’s whole potential. Jung developed a theory called the ’soul image’, in relation to the human need to create a sense of wholeness. The soul image tends to be an archetypal image. The symbols that represent the soul image often appear in dreams that involve intimacy with the opposite sex, but they can also be represented in countless other ways. For example, the sea is feminine in dreams as it is associated with waters of the womb and the earth is also feminine.

Symbols of masculinity can appear in dreams as bulls or lions or any other phallic symbol, such as a tall building. Jung felt that dreams can be used to discover and explore soul images to help us become a fuller and more balanced person.... The Element Encyclopedia

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GAY RELATIONSHIP

Many psychologists believe that each one of us has at least some element of homosexuality within us and dreams in which you experience homosexual or lesbian urges may suggest a desire for paternal or maternal love, conflict or anxiety about your gender, or feelings of sexual inadequacy. The dream may also be urging you to explore the masculine or feminine side of your nature.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RELATIONSHIP SYMBOLS

Animals, reptiles, birds and insects often represent aspects of relationships in dreams. Birds in particular can take on a specific meaning. For example a bird or prey, or a thieving magpie might suggest adultery or the threat of it, whilst the sweet singing of the dove or nightingale suggests harmony or the need for reconciliation between loved ones. Feathers, aside from their phallic form as quills, often represent warmth, affection and tenderness. To dream of a spider’s web might suggest insecurity about your relationships in general or the need to remove yourself from a current relationship that you are entangled in. The dream may also be warning you against becoming entrapped in an obsessive or destructive relationship.

In dreams, hotels, inns or guesthouses are symbols of the short-lived nature of some relationships, although hotels can also suggest that your relationship may be heading towards a new level of intimacy. Pay particular attention to the view from your hotel room. Is it beautiful and bright, or dark and gloomy? A harmonious serene landscape bathed in gentle light is always a comforting image and may suggest nostalgia for a lost friend or lover.

Fire gives both heat and light, and is the symbol of strong emotions such as love and anger and self knowledge. In dreams, the appearance of flames or fire may therefore be suggesting some kind of resolution or compromise with your partner. Bear in mind, though, that flames flicker and can be extinguished, so you need to act quickly before they go out.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RELATIONSHIP DREAMS AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF YOUR LIFE

Dreams about relationships are extremely common. This is because the health and survival of your relationships is a primary goal for your unconscious; in your dreams it constantly reviews your relationship options, mulls things over and tries to identify what went wrong and how to do things better. It may also give you a glimpse of how different things might be if you married someone else, had an affair or got divorced.

Although the following dreams can occur at any stage of your life, you may find that the focus of your relationship dreams shifts during your lifespan. In your teenage years, dream scenarios in which you are suddenly thrown together with someone to whom you are attracted are very common. The goal of the dream is to help you determine if someone is or is not interested in you in waking life. By the mid-twenties, however, relationship dreams move beyond initial attraction and begin to explore who is or is not right for us. This is the time when strangers, celebrities and friends tend to appear as dream lovers and partners. You may find the images shocking but it is important to bear in mind that the images are unlikely to represent the real person and more likely to represent qualities that you are evaluating.

During your thirties and forties, romantic dreams focus on explanations for why relationships may have disappointed in the past and offer dreams that can show you what to go after or avoid in the future. Dreams in which your current partner or lover is unfaithful are extremely common at this time; it is as if your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to your relationship, and secure or safeguard what you have.

During your fifties and sixties, dreams shift their focus onto things you have learned to value in your life. Past and present partners become shorthand symbols for the quality or experience you had with them. For example, your first lover represents passion and excitement or the partner who was unfaithful represents someone who cannot be trusted. Although you may dream of people from your past, your dreaming mind is using them as symbols to refer to your current relationships. From your seventies onwards, dreams are more likely to zoom in on the very nature of love itself to help you gain a deeper understanding of love and affairs of the heart.... The Element Encyclopedia

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UNBORN CHILDREN

Dreams in which you meet someone who is yet to be born and they talk about their future life or birth and in time this comes to pass are one of the most stunning types of psychic dreams. They suggest that your dreaming mind may be able to communicate across the boundaries of time and space. Skeptics often dismiss such dreams as flights of fancy, but in dream interpretation, as in all disciplines, it is important to keep an open mind.... The Element Encyclopedia

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FALLING / DROWNING

There is an old wives’ tale that says if you dream you are falling and you hit the bottom, you will die. This is not true. Falling is one of the most common nightmares amongst people of all ages, and may be a reflection of feeling insecure, helpless or of having no support or solid grounding. Dreaming about drowning is less common and often occurs when you feel overwhelmed. Both scenarios involve life-or-death situations and can be traced back to prehistoric origins; dreams of falling reflect a time when our ancestors took risks when climbing trees. Falling dreams of modern life often take place from high buildings, elevators and rooftops. Likewise, dreams of drowning relate to our inborn need to breathe for survival. People often awake to ‘escape’ the danger in the dream.... The Element Encyclopedia

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TEETH FALLING OUT OR CRUMBLING

This dream might have a physical origin in people gritting or grinding their teeth during sleep. Freud suggested that dreams of teeth falling out are related to fears of castration, but women have this dream as often as men, suggesting that tooth troubles in dreams are related to hidden anger, with a dreamer acting out the clenching of teeth. Other dream analysts believe the dream reflects anxiety about appearance and how others perceive you. Teeth can also represent a means of assimilating knowledge so it can be used. Teeth are the first instruments of the digestive system, so in dreams they represent the acquisition of knowledge.

Losing teeth is a common symbol in a dream, indicating a change in the way the dreamer assimilates what is learned.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BOAT, CANOE, SAILBOAT, SHIP, ETC

Seen in a clear stream, a dream of happiness; to see one sink indicates disappointment; to fall from one, great dangers; to sail on smooth water, happiness and prosperity; on muddy water, trouble (Raphael). Here the symbolism requires no explanation. Bayley, however, says that the original meaning of the word bateau, or boat, is derived from the word beatus, or happy.... The Fabric of Dream

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CHILDREN

To dream of children betokens success (Artemidorus). Children symbolize Christ’s love and beneficence (Clement). ... The Fabric of Dream

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OVERBOARD

To fall overboard denotes poverty, imprisonment and sickness (Raphael). Obviously an anxiety dream.... The Fabric of Dream

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SHIP

A dream of hopes and plans, fulfilled according to the fate of the dream bark in question (Gypsy). Also the Christian symbol of hope, etc.... The Fabric of Dream

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SHIPWRECK

Misfortunes, to see others shipwrecked in your dream denotes that you will rise above them (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

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AUTHORSHIP

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BILLBOARD

(see Signage)

What does the billboard have on it?

Words and images here are often messages from the subconscious or Higher Self.

Make sure you take time to notice and read the signs that life, others, or circumstances are giving you.... The Language of Dreams

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BLACKBOARD

(see School, Signage, Writing)

Life’s important lessons—the ones that we return to regularly to determine our actions and reactions.

Structured learning and accumulated knowledge.

A common dream appearing to students during exam time. In this case, what’s on the blackboard is likely a reflection of those studies.

A formula appearing on a blackboard often refers to the solution to some conflict or problem. Try to find a way to translate the pictographs into positive actions.... The Language of Dreams

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FALLING

(see Abyss, Cliff, Climbing, Ladder, Stairs)

The need for improved balance and control; feeling helpless.

Going beyond safe boundaries and losing yourself; overextension.

A phobia: The fear of falling (or fear of heights) may manifest in a dream to help you overcome the anxiety.

Letting go of something you perceived as an important foothold can cause falling dreams, like the first time a young person moves into her / his own apartment.

Lost status or the proverbial “fall from grace.”... The Language of Dreams

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SHIP

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SPACESHIP

(see Air-plane / Airport, Alien. Flying, UFO)

As a symbol of the future, this ship may take you forward in time to see where your current course of action leads.

Because of its otherworldly nature, this may represent the Universal Mind, and missives from same.

If approached expectantly, this dream expresses a strong desire for travel and adventure, especially to exotic places.

Like other vehicles, an emblem denoting movement, transition, and change (see Airplane, Bus, Car, Horse).

It the vision makes you apprehensive, this reveals some anxiety over experiencing new things, unfamiliar circumstances or places, and rapid change.... The Language of Dreams

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EX-RELATIONSHIPS

Often when we are ready for a new relationship, or have begun a new relationship we dream about our exes. This causes many people distress as, even though it is only a dream, you can feel guilty and almost disloyal to your new partner.

• However, dreams deal with emotions and memories and any new relationship exposes you to emotional vulnerability. This will trigger your dreaming mind to conjure up examples of when you felt similarly vulnerable which will tend to involve your exes. Explore issues of insecurity.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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FALLING

Falling is a very common dream metaphor and it reflects in our general language. We fall in and out of love, we fall in and out with people, and we fall over ourselves and others. We fall on hard times, we fall from grace and we fall asleep! • Falling captures a primal human emotion. Falling dreams recapture that feeling of being vulnerable and out of control.

• They occur when we feel the ground beneath us has given way, or when we’re feeling particularly vulnerable or insecure as happens when we fall in love or fall out with someone.

• When this dream occurs reflect on what you feel has “fallen apart” in your life or where you feel unsupported or lacking in confidence.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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FALLING

Dreaming of falling is often a dream symbol for the fear of failure, or failing to live up to someone’s expectations.

If you dream you are falling but you are not frightened or harmed, it shows that you will meet with adversity but overcome it with ease.

If the fall greatly frightens you then will you under go a major struggle in life.

If you are injured in the fall you will lose many friends. As a side note, it is also said that waking with a feeling of falling means that you’ve been astral travelling, and the falling feeling is your spirit returning to the body.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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