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
(2) A symbol of (male) sexuality.
(3) A symbol of fertility. As such, it may signify - particularly for a woman - that it is time to give some hitherto unused part of your psyche an active role in your conscious life.
(4) A black cock is traditionally a symbol of evil. Bear in mind that ‘evil’ aspects of you are potentially creative and are dangerous only if you keep on pushing them aside.
(5) A weathercock (e.g. on a church spire) may have something to do with finding a new direction in life. Alternatively, the combination of spire and cock may be a strong sexual symbol - particularly in a woman’s dream.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) It may simply mean dawn. See also Dawn.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) The cocoon is a covering and may therefore symbolize unwillingness to uncover and face up to your true self.
(3) Are vou in the* cocoon? If so, it probably represents a web of fantasies produced by an unconscious neurosis which is cutting you off from reality.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Coldness in a dream may symbolize a cold, hard heart. Have you become emotionally frigid? What traumatic experience has caused this?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) A composite of opposites - for example, a figure that is half male, half female - symbolizes, (the need for) the union or intermingling of opposed forces in the psyche: masculine and feminine, conscious and unconscious, etc. See also Centaur, Hermaphrodite.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) At another level, the conductor may represent what in mystic- meditative traditions is sometimes referred to as the ‘inner-selP and is both the real you and God. This is sometimes called the ‘inner controller’.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) If in a dream you are - or feel - cornered, this w ill symbolize some frustration in yourself, the causes of which may be internal or external. In either case, you are being called on to make a decision. Ultimately the choice is between sliding into a neurosis and taking control of the situation (internal or external).
(2) Turning a comer, on the other hand, may signify taking a new direction in life; taking a turn for the better. See also Left, Right / Left.
cow... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) If, however, the corridor is long and / or dark and you never get to the end of it, the most likely meaning is that you are desperate to get out of some situation, external or internal.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) We all have a ‘shadow5 and therefore need to learn to converse and consult with our unconscious.
(2) Men have a feminine side to their psyche, women have a masculine side. Usually this contrasexual element is repressed or suppressed as a result of social conditioning. Personal wholeness, however, depends on bringing the two sexual sides of one’s nature together. This union may be represented in dreams by a couple, male and female. Sometimes this is a royal couple.
(3) A royal couple may also represent your parents.
If so, what does the dream reveal in the way of hidden emotions towards your parents, or unconscious parental influences on your attitudes and behaviour patterns?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) The cow is also a symbol of fertilitv, signalling a possible new development in your life, new personal growth.
(3) The cow may be an anima figure, representing a man’s feminine psychic components (for anıma see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).
(4) A cow may represent a primitive awareness; intuitive knowledge that comes, not from making a detached, objective examination of things, but from an inner oneness with natural things and processes.
(5) Cows (and cattle generally) may symbolize dignity, strength, passive endurance.
(6) Is the cow chewing the cud? Well, are you ruminating over something? Perhaps your unconscious is telling you not to. What’s the point of turning something over and over? Once you have the necessary information, only a decision will change things - change your life - for the better.
On the other hand, your unconscious may be telling you that you need to think things over, and not to be in too much of a hurry. Perhaps you need to take time off from frantic - compulsive - activity to meditate on the meaning of your life with a view to re-orientating yourself, giving yourself new values and more positive goals.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) It may symbolize aggressiveness; or the shadowy world of instinct.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The conscious ego, says Jung, cannot safely explore the deeper regions of the psyche without the shadow. In other words, there is little chance of re-rooting oneself in the true centre of one’s being without first acknowledging that there are aspects of one’s personality other than those that one has allowed into one’s conscious life. (On shadow).
(2) If the friend / companion in the dream is of the opposite sex, he or she may represent the animus / anima. The anima is the feminine side of a male psyche, the animus the masculine side of a female psyche. Acknowledgement of this contrasexual element in the psyche, and its assistance in tackling life’s tasks, are essential for personal wholeness (for anima / animus, see Brother / Sistcr, section (4)).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) It may be a sexual symbol, representing the penis. A locomotive going into a tunnel might represent the sexual act.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) It may also symbolize the sexual act, and therefore express sexual desire. If, however, the experience is unpleasant or frightening, the dream may be expressing sexual anxiety.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) It may symbolize power; or gentility / purity.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) Even so, bear in mind that the way you relate to your wife (in the dream or in reality) may contain elements of your relation with your mother or your anima. (For anima, see Brother / Sister, sections
(3) Seeing a deceased wife is common. Try to feel her - and your love for her - within yourself, rather than as an external presence.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Idioms: dragged by one’s coat tails; up one’s sleeve; coat of many colours. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is the all controlling deposit of ancestral experiences from untold millions of years, the echo of prehistoric world events to which each century adds an infinitesimal small amount of variation and differentiation. These primordial images are the most ancient, universal, and deep thoughts of mankind.’
Jung tried to explain his observation of a strata of being in which individual minds have their collective origin in a genetic way. This seems unlikely, and Rupert Sheldrake sees it as a mental phenomena. Dr Maurice Bucke called it cosmic consciousness. J.B. Priestley saw it as ‘the flame of life’ which synthesised the experience of all living things and held within itself the essentials of all lives.
If we think of it as a vast collective memory of all that has existed, then we can say the life of Edgar Cayce exhibited a working relationship with it.
Such a collective level of mind would explain many things, such as telepathy, out of body experiences, life after death, which have always been puzzling because they are difficult to explain using presently known principles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
White is the most frequently mentioned colour in the collection of dreams used for this book, black next, then blue. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
We can enter many dreams, then with a program such as Seeker or Masterfile, easily scan through them to see the frequency of dream themes. This approach to dreams—self insight through a series of dreams—is explained by Hall in The Meaning of Dreams. Important issues in our life and development occur as frequent dream themes, and are easily seen using a computer.
The program Brainstonn (Brainstorm Software Ltd) makes cross referencing dream symbols and associated comments easy. Using this program, if one dreamt of a tree and wrote one s associations, then six months later dreamt of a tree and entered this, the program instantly reminds you of the past reference to tree and can display it. Gradually a reference base of your own dreams and comments can be built up and quickly scanned. Such comparisons help to form a personality profile of yourself or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The dream fades as he is trying to put one on’ (Julia). Julia, a teenager, is obviously approaching her readiness for lovemaking. She has accepted the sexual standards of her parents—their bed.
The contraceptive represents anxiety about pregnancy; sexual responsibility; sexual standards, sexually transmitted diseases. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The example may refer to the experience of birth in the birth canal. Such a corridor can also depict our sense of not being able to get out of an unsatisfactory situation. No man’s land; limbo; in-be- tween state; the process of going from one thing to another. See white under colour. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continuing love, the dream may become as below.
The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).
A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disappointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.
The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.
The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memories of him. What arises in their own lives from such memories is the observable influence of the now dead person.
But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on television, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.
The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.
The photograph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer anything like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in themselves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them.
It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour responses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or business situations.
If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a period of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more efficient.
The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by using dream processing.
Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experience and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream process is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates.
It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a massive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes information and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gathered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If detailed observations were made of the habits of ten people, one could predict fairly accurately what they would be doing for the next week, perhaps even pinpointing the time and place.
For instance some would never visit a pub, while others would be frequently there.
Because the unconscious is the storehouse of millions of bits of observed information, and because it has a well-developed function enabling us to scan information and predict from it, some dreams forecast the future. Such predictions may occur more frequently in a dream rather than as waking insight, because few people can put aside their likes and dislikes, prejudices and hopes sufficiently to allow such information into the consciousness. While asleep some of these barriers drop and allow information to be presented.
Ed Butler’s dream is about his work scene. Each detail was real and horrifying. Shonly afterwards, Rita was burnt just as in the dream. Example: ‘I was stanled by the muffled but unmistakable sound of a nearby explosion. While unexpected, it wasn’t entirely unusual—the high energy propel- lants and oxidisers being synthesised and tested in the chemistry wing were hazardously unstable. When I heard the screams I froze for an instant, recognising that they could only be coming from Rita, the one woman chemist in the all male department. I rushed to the doorway of her laboratory. Peering through the smoke and fumes I saw a foot sticking out of the surrounding flames. I was only in my shirt sleeves, unprotected, not even wearing my lab coat, but I had to go into the flames. I grabbed Rita by the foot and noticed with horror that her stockings were melting from the heat. I pulled her back into the doorway and tugged at a chain which released gallons of water on her flaming body. When satisfied the fire was quenched, even though my own clothes still smouldered, I ran for the emergency phone’ (from Dream Network Bulletin, June 1985).
Some precognitive dreams appear to go beyond this ability to predict from information already held. So far there is no theory which is commonly accepted which explains this.
A not too bizarre one, however, is thai our unconscious has access to a collective mind. With so much more information available, it can transcend the usual limitations when predicting from personal information.
The next examples are all from Shirley G. Because of space, only three of the dreams are quoted. Nevertheless, they are typical of dreams which do not seem to fall into the category of precognitive dreams arising from unconscious scanning or information already known. Example: ‘1 set out to dream the winner of a horse race each day for a week. I was driving down a country road and suddenly saw a glimpse of Emmerdale Farm down a side road. Following day: chosen horse Emmerdale Farm came in first. 2 Was working in a room when a man popped his head around the door and shouted excitedly “John, John, your uncle’s here” and disappeared. I carried on working. Chosen horse: Uncle John. Came in first. 3 Was walking down a road, called into a house by a friend to have a chat. On the way out she opened the door and I saw a completely empty room except for a huge black fireplace. Door closed and I left the house. Chosen horse Black Fire—which I insisted would only be placed due to a fireplace. Came in 2nd.* See ESP in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
In ancient cultures we occasionally find hints regarding the unconscious, but not definite statements as were presented by Freud. In the dream theories worked out by the Iroquois American Indians, they believed that through dreams the hidden or unconscious area of the psyche makes its desires known (see Iroquoian dream cult).
The Greek stories of the Underworld also clearly depict common unconscious activities.
In general, however, many ancient peoples developed concepts of exterior agents such as devils, angels, spirits and God to account for phenomena which today we connect with the unconscious.
The first philosopher to talk clearly of an aspect of the mind being unconscious was Leibnitz. He observed that one often recalled at a later date some detail of experience which at the time one was unaware of. One must therefore have observed it unconsciously. So in general the word means anything we are not generally aware of in our being.
Freud’s concept of an unconscious element of human nature which influenced conscious behavior was strongly resisted. It was disturbing to many people and questioned the idea of humans being the ‘captain of their soul’.
The Freudian slip has become one of the popular examples of the influence of the unconscious. Saying to guests arriving at one’s house, Tm so sorry—I mean glad—you could come’ suggests one’s real feeling was sorrow at their arrival, not gladness. There is a story of a faculty member of Oxford University who asked the guests at a function to toast the queen, but his actual words were ‘Let us toast our queer dean.’ However such slips might be seen as attempts to conceal our real feelings, rather than evidence of unconscious motivations.
Taking into account not only Freudian and Jungian approaches to the unconscious, but something of more recent research, the term unconscious must be taken to represent many functions and aspects of self, rather than something we can neatly define. Therefore, we might think of the term as being like the word ‘body’, which means a whole spectrum of organs, functions, chemical processes, neurological events, systems, cell activities, as well as one’s experience of these. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The shadow side may suggest consuming something with little nutntional value that is detrimental to the soul and spirit of the dreamer It may also signify “the real thing.” (See Soda.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A cock may also represent pride.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The objects on the table may represent the subject of the conversation.
A coffee table marred with nicks and scratches may indicate that a conversation has gone sour.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A coffin in a dream may also predict a death in the family or in your circle of fnends and colleagues, but it suggests this very rarely. Death in a dream is usually symbolic rather than literal. Thus, a coffin may symbolize the end of a relationship or another important transition In life. It may also indicate that you have lost your enthusiasm for life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A collar may be a symbol of identification with an organization.
A priest’s collar may be an indication of a pompous individual.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(See individual color entries.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The appearance of a comet in your dream may also be a sign of charging events in life, which may bring some chaos into your life until things settle down.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(See Cleanser.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A broken compass may indicate that you lack direction in your life. Pbinting north, a compass signifies mov.ng toward your vision of fulfillment. Pointing south, it suggests change. Pointing cast it suggests spinrual or new beginnings. And if pointing west, a compass suggests issues regarding your emotions.
(See Four directions and East, North, South, West.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For example, losing text may represent forgetting impor tant information. Accidentally deleting something may Indicate your losing information or forgetting ideas that are critical.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For instance, if the frame is up, this suggests that you have already created the foundation and skeleton of your project.
A construction site may also be an indication of the progress of the psychological work you arc doing.
A truck on the site may mean you have all the necessary tools to embark on the construction of a new area in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The five-pointed star as the insignia of the feminine principle may point out the need to honor women’s wisdom.
The five points of the star also signify the five elements in the cycle of creativity, and such a star is the insignia of magic.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The cougar can come to the dreamer as a call to become a spiritual teacher. Its power delivers higher truth through various forms of communication such as writing, channeling, public speaking, and media.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The courtroom may also represent the act of courting another’s wishes or, literally, dating.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The arrival of cows in a dream may predict prosperity. In its negative connotation, “as big as a cow,” a cow may represent obesity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The appearance of woman’s dream may represent someone who with his physique and charm but who will love her He may turn out to be a coyote or trickster on a women’s path of self-fulfillment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
For women, Coyote can signify a man who seduces, lies, and betrays, forcing a woman to stand in her own power and gain back her self-worth. Similar to the fool archetype, Coyote is spontaneous and wise, offcnng his coaxing nature to liberate you from your mundane existence.
The coyote may also come onto the scene of a dream to call you to travel and explore the world.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The attnbutes it brings are keen foresight and aggressive action to search for and seize an opportunity.
(See Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
It is through objectivity that you may land on target. As a mechanical bird, u represents mechanistic ideas or ideals that may be floating around in your mind.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
It may also be the mark of an older, loyal, honest, and trustworthy individual.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The ground of gay activism, San Francisco may represent frustration around the free expression of your sexual preference.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A Scorpio may arrive in your life to assist you in healing sexual wounds and issues of betrayal.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The unicorn also represents uniqueness and mystical knowledge.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
• A corpse break out of its coffin: You can expect a sudden boost of money luck • A coffin is pulled to the surface: a great fortune is coming your way; ... Chine Dream Interpretation
A coffin can symbolize someone coming out of spiritual death into life in Christ, Eph. 2:5 ... Christian Dream Symbols
If you see a couch that is colorful it can symbolize an adulterous woman, Prov. 7:16... Christian Dream Symbols
An umbilical cord can also signify the need to detach ... Christian Dream Symbols
For example, clothing that is tattered or torn may signify that you feel emotionally shredded by an experience. You may also be expressing a "poor me" attitude.
For the hero, the horse cames him to his mission, perhaps over long distances, and thus it may signify the need to travel. A wild horse can represent unleashed and untamed power. Horses may also trot into your dream to indicate the need to stand your ground in a power struggle.
The quality of water often describes the situation of your emotions. Crystal clear, clean, adulterated, calm mostly provides strong insights about the state of your feelings.
The following is not a comprehensive list and they are not listed in any particular order, but they are 20 of the most common dreams that people experience.
This one would easily rank in the top five most common dreams. The house normally represents your life, and the circumstances taking place in the house reflect the specific activities in your life. These dreams may also reflect the church as well.
Individual rooms of the house may represent specific things. For instance, if the bedroom appears, the dream may have something to do with issues of intimacy.
The bathroom may represent a need for cleansing. The family room may be a clue that God wants to work on family relationships and so on.
These dreams often center on taking of tests. The tests may be for the purpose of promotion. Or you might find yourself searching for your next class-an indication that guidance is needed or a graduation has just occurred. You might be repeating a class you took before, possibly meaning that you have an opportunity to learn from past failures. High School dreams may be a sign that you are enrolled in the School of the Holy Spirit (H.S. = High School = Holy Spirit). There are limitless possibilities.
These are just a few examples. Interesting enough, the Teacher is always silent when giving a test!
These may indicate the calling you have on your life, the vehicle of purpose that will carry you from one point to another. Cars, planes, buses, etc., may be symbols of the type or even the size of the ministry you are or will be engaged in. That’s why there are different kinds of vehicles. Note the color of the vehicle.
If it is a car, what is the make and model? Observe who is driving it. Are you driving or is someone else driving? If someone else is driving, who is it? Do you know the person? Is it a person from your past? If the driver is faceless, this may refer to a person who will appear sometime in your future or that the Holy Spirit Himself is your driving guide.
Storm dreams tend to be intercessory, spiritual warfare-type dreams. They are particularly common for people who have a calling or gift in the area of discerning of spirits. These dreams often hint of things that are on the horizon –both dark, negative storms of demonic attack for the purpose of prayer, intercession, and spiritual warfare, as well as showers of blessing that are imminent. What kind of storm is it? Are there tornadoes involved? What color are they. Tornadoes can indicate change that is coming good or bad. Also tornadoes can indicate great destruction.
Flying dreams deal with your spiritual capacity to rise above problems and difficulties and to soar into the heavenlies. These are some of the most inspirational and encouraging in tone of all dreams. When awakening from a dram where you fly or soar, you often wake up feeling exhilarated –even inebriated- in the Spirit.
Ascending-type dreams are more unusual yet edifying. Remember, we are seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers.
These dreams indicate that you will be or are becoming transparent and vulnerable.
Depending on your particular situation, this may be exhilarating or fearful and could reveal feelings of shame. Note: these dreams are not meant to produce embarrassment but rather draw you into greater intimacy with the Lord and indicate places where greater transparency is required. These types of dreams often appear during times of transition where you are being dismantled in order to be re-mantled.
Often, these dreams reveal the need for wisdom. Are your teeth loose, rotten, falling out, or are they bright and shiny? Do you have a good bite? Are you able to chew your cud? Teeth represent wisdom, and often teeth appear to loose in a dream.
What does that mean? It may mean that you need a wisdom application for something you are about to bit off. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
This kind of dream may indicate that you are being tempted to fall back into old patterns and ways of thinking. Depending upon who the person is in the dream, and what this person represents to you, these dreams might also be an indication of your need to renew your former desires and godly passions for good things in life.
Seeing a person from your past does not usually mean that you will literally renew your old relationship with that individual. Look more for what that person represents in your life – for good or bad. A person who was bad in your life may represent God’s warning to you not to relapse into old habits and mind-sets that were not profitable. On the other hand, a person who was good in your life may represent God’s desire or intention to restore good times that you thought were gone.
These dreams are not normally about the person seen in the dream in a literal sense, but are symbolic about something that is passing away or departing from your life. The type of death may be important to note. Watch, though, to see if resurrection is on the other side.
Normally these dreams are not about an actual childbirth but rather about new seasons of purpose and destiny coming forth into your life.
If a name is given to the child, pay close attention because that usually indicates that a new season in the purposes of God is being birthed. There are, of course, exceptions to this where an actual pregnancy and birth is going to take place.
These are cleansing-type dreams (toilets, showers, bathtubs, etc) revealing things that are in the process of being flushed out of your life, cleansed and flushed away. These are good dreams by the way. Enjoy the showers of God’s love and mercy and get cleansed from the dirt of the world and its ways. Apply the blood of Jesus and get ready for a new day!
These dreams may reveal a fear you have of losing control of some area of your life or, on the positive side, that you are actually becoming free of directing your own life.
What a substance you fall into in the dream is a major key to proper understanding. The outstanding primary emotions in these dreams will indicate which way to interpret them. Falling can be fearful, but it can also represent falling into the ocean of God’s love.
Chasing dreams often reveal enemies that are at work, coming against your life and purpose. On the opposite side, they may indicate the passionate pursuit of God in your life, and you towards Him. Are you being chased? By whom? What emotions do you feel? Are you afraid of being caught? Or maybe you are the one doing the chasing. Who are you chasing? Why? Again, what emotions do you feel during the chase? The answers to these questions and, particularly, the dominant emotions in the dream, will often help determine the direction of its interpretation. Often the Lord appears in various forms, motioning to us, saying, “Catch Me if you can!”
Most likely, these dreams indicate generational issues at work in your life –both blessings and curses. You will need discernment as to whether to accept the blessing or cut off the darkness. This is particularly true if grandparents appear in your dreams, as they will typically indicate generational issues.
Nightmares tend to be more frequent with children and new believers in Christ, just as calling dreams do. They may reveal generational enemies at work that need to be cut off. Stand against the enemies of fear. Call forth the opposite presence of the amazing love of God, which casts out fear, the fear has torment!
The snake dream is probably one of the most common of all the categories of animal dreams. These dreams reveal the serpent – the devil with his demonic hosts- at work through accusation, lying, attacks, etc. Other common dreams of this nature include dreams of spiders, bears, and even alligators. Spiders and bears are two other major animals that appear in dreams that show fear. The spider in particular, releasing its deadly poison, is often a symbol of witchcraft and the occult.
After snakes, the most common animal to appear in dreams is the dog. A dog in your dream usually indicates friendship, loyalty, protection, and good feelings. On the other hand, dog dreams may also reveal the dark side, including growling, attacking, biting, ect. Sometimes these dreams reveal a friend who is about to betray you.
These dreams generally reveal change that is coming. New ways, new opportunities, and new advancements are on the way. Similar to dreams of doors are dreams including elevators or escalators, which indicate that you are rising higher into your purpose and your calling.
Clocks or watches in a dream reveal what time it is in your life, or the need for a wake-up call in the Body of Christ or in a nation.
It is time to be alert and watchful.
Sometimes you may have a dream in which Bible passages appear, indicating a message from God. This phenomenon may occur in a number of ways: verbal quotes where you are actually hear a voice quoting a passage, digital clock-type readouts, and dramatizations of a scene from a Bible, just to name a few. Quite often these are watchmen-type dreams, dreams of instructions filled with ways of wisdom.... Common Dreams
My most popular requests for dream interpretation are by far, dreams about teeth falling out. Apparently this is quite disturbing to people who have this dream...they simply MUST know what it means! In my experience, a dream about one’s teeth falling out usually symbolizes that the dreamer is having a challenge getting their voice heard, or feelings acknowledged. This may be referring to their conversations with a particular person such as their significant other, boss or friend; or can be generalized for people who are shy; to include almost everyone they come in contact with. The dreamer needs to brush up on conversational skills, believe in the value of their own opinion, learn how to be less intimidated by aggressive people, and become more assertive in making their voice heard. Once they do that, this dream (which is a common recurring dream) should evolve, show improvement or disappear altogether.
Every person that appears in a dream is supposed to represent an aspect of One’s Self, and not actually be about that other person at all. Rather, it is a quality or characteristic about that person that your dream is focusing on, and how it applies to YOU.
Try to think about what aspect(s) this could be. It can be something you admire and wish to follow or incorporate into your own personality. It could be a more negative characteristic that you may dislike intensely in your waking life, but which is telling you something about yourself and your beliefs, judgments or attitude. It could be a call to alter your thinking in some manner, in order to be more open-minded and accepting of this aspect in others and your own personality, because it is hampering your spiritual growth & making life harder for yourself. The other person in your dream is always mirroring something back to you about YOURSELF.
Try to discover what that something is, and go from there. Once you get it through your head that the other person’s appearance in your dream is NOT about them, but really about YOU, then you will be much more successful interpreting your own dreams. This takes constant reinforcing - I still find myself wanting to think it’s about that other person instead of me.
usually represents freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep & while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental & spiritual bodies to experience our dreams. Everybody seems to have a natural inclination to want to fly, unless that is changed by a fear of flying due to a frightening incident in his or her waking lives. Flying = freedom. This could mean a desire for freedom, an “escape” from restraints in your physical life (like a mini-vacation for the mind) or any number of possibilities. Tie it in with the context of your dream...what were you doing in your dream besides flying? How did it make you feel? Also, the type of flying I’m referring to here is the person flying on their own without an airplane or any aircraft at all. Airplanes & other aircraft are different symbols dealing with spiritual awareness, among other things.
This type of dream relates to your current “lesson in life,” and if you learn how to interpret it, you’ll find out how you are progressing...yes, folks, you’re still taking tests and getting graded! Our “true selves” are our souls, and not our physical bodies. You are a spirit / soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Ever feel like your life is like a play, and you are acting out some role that you don’t even understand, even surprising yourself with your actions sometimes? Bingo! When we sleep, that proverbial “Veil of Forgetfulness” that prevents us from “cheating on the test” is lifted, and we are shown what type of progress we are making (or, GULP, not making) and given guidance on what to do next. We always have free will in our waking physical lives, though.
If we stubbornly refuse to finish our tests, then we have that right - but we are doomed to repeat it until we pass it. And each time we turn away from the test, the next time it will be more unpleasant until finally we are forced to acknowledge it’s importance for our growth. The things we consider vitally important in our waking physical lives are not nearly as important as the TRUE reason we are here, which is to overcome our shortcomings so that we may get closer to our Source / God / Higher Power. To avoid learning the lesson is like forcing your soul to a fate similar to the mythical Greek god named Sisyphus who was doomed to keep rolling a boulder uphill for eternity, only to watch it roll back down & have to repeat the same tedious hard chore again & again. That sounds like school to me! So pay attention to the messages in dreams about schools, and you may advance faster. Do you really want to repeat kindergarten again?
This is supposed to symbolize you in your waking life, in your physical body. Your physical body is used by the soul pretty much like we use a car...it’s driven for awhile and we give it gas / nourishment & repairs as needed until it stops running, and then we go back home. Pay attention to your car, which symbolizes your physical body. Are you behind the wheel, or is someone else in control? You want to be in charge of your life, naturally. What is the color & condition of this vehicle? Do you seem to be driving it the right way, on a safe road in good condition, or is the road rocky, winding, or suddenly ends at a cliff? That would signal that you need redirection. The bigger the vehicle, the more energy you may be successfully using for your daily lessons, depending on the context of your dream. Note all clues as to how you are faring, and make adjustments accordingly.
You drive a car, but typically you LIVE in a house/apartment. Dreams about a house symbolize a larger aspect of your Self, and the aspects of self, which make us whole. Each room is said to symbolize a different aspect of your Self, for example:
An Attic symbolizes your Higher Self, and your spiritual development & progress. Look at other symbols in the attic of your dream, and try to evaluate what they mean. Also pay attention to the feeling(s) you experience in your dream...is it serious, enlightening or what, exactly? All these things are clues for you.
A Bathroom would symbolize the need for cleansing / purging / elimination of something in your life that isn’t quite working, or that has served it’s purpose and now it’s time to move on.
If the food is plentiful, you have what you need.
If the cupboard is bare, time to go shopping for new nourishment, and you need to figure out what is needed for that “shopping list.”
A Dining Room is similar to the kitchen, but has more to do with immediate needs for supplying & utilizing nourishment, and less with the preparation or taking stock of those needs.
The Main Room or Living Room symbolizes your daily interactions with others, and often you will have other people appearing in your dreams in this room. Remember, they represent aspects of YOUR Self, and not themselves.
(See PEOPLE, above)
Bedrooms symbolize the unconscious mind aspect of your self, rest, dreams, sometimes and sexuality issues in your life.
The Upstairs symbolizes your spiritual awareness aspect of self, or the Higher Self that holds all the keys or knowledge to this life’s role you are acting out, and always has your higher good looked after, no matter how it might seem otherwise.
The Downstairs / Basement symbolizes your subconscious mind / aspect of self, which deals with habits, old coping skills, self-regulation, ego.
That’s usually the part of our Selves that makes us feel “torn” between knowing we should do one thing, and inexplicably ending up doing the opposite.
(Don’t you HATE that?)
Old belief patterns & fears have to be corrected, if that is the case. Tackle & overcome it, and you will feel much more peaceful about your life.
The Ground Floor of a house represents your daily agenda; what’s currently going on in your life.
Revisiting Old Houses from Childhood or Earlier Times: this points to issues that probably are resurfacing in your current life, and need to be looked at, analyzed, and healed so you can move forward and not backward.
If you find yourself repeating the same old tired mistakes, or dealing with the same old tired fears, chances are you will have this dream.
A Hallway symbolizes that you have reached an area that is necessary to journey through in order to get to the other side, and it may be a narrow path that has to be traversed with care and awareness.
If you have that “closed in, claustrophobic feeling” then you need to expand your awareness/open your mind to more possibilities for completing this phase of your journey.
This symbol points to emotional turmoil, as in a “whirlwind of emotions”; and / or rapid or sudden changes in your life.
It is a sign to “get a grip” on what is possibly spinning out of control & deal more effectively with your emotions. Meditation and finding some private “thinking time” for yourself might be a good idea.
Pink: the color of love in all its forms. Often used to show healing through love.
Red: passion or anger.
Black: the unconscious mind; void; death of the old.
Grey: fear or confusion. White: truth, “coming clean,” purity; can also be symbolic of death & new beginnings.
Green: healing, growth, newness.
Blue: spirituality; could be a metaphor for “being blue” (look at context of dream).
Yellow: peacefulness, hope (as in “sunny disposition”); could be a cowardice metaphor.
I am not a numerologist, but I will put a few basic numbers here
One: unity, completeness.
Two: balance of yin-yang principles, or male / female energies-either it’s needed or it’s achieved.
Three: (common dream symbol) the trinity of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and the 3 principles uniting in harmony, as in body-mind-spirit harmony. This dream has an important spiritual message for you - pay attention!
Newness or creation in your life, a new aspect of self is being formed and coming into being!... Common Dreams
To dream of acorns, and that you eat one, denotes you will rise gradually to riches and honour.
If you do not eat, and throw one on the ground, you will quickly get rich, but another will enjoy your property.
To dream that you have committed it shows great contentions and debates; but to dream you have resisted the temptation, shows victories over your enemies.
To dream you meet with an adversary, denotes that you will overcome some obstacle to your happiness—if you are a lover, you will conqu er some powerful rival, and be happy.
To dream you ride an ass, that bears your blows, and the more you beat, the slower his pace, denotes that you will be married to a virtuous industrious wife, but your passion will ruin her.
If the ass mends his pace under your blows, and throws you she will prove incontinent.
To dream you are at the altar, and receive the holy sacrament. is a very unfavourable omen, and denotes many heavy and severe afflictions.
To dream that you see it cloudy, and afterwards clear and serene, denotes one part of your lifetime will prove unhappy, the latter part the reverse.
To dream you are angling, betokens loose desires in the m ale; such as seeking opportunities of inveigling some innocent female.
To dream that you are in a passion and angry with any one, denotes you have many enemies ! if you are in love, be sure that some rival is slandering you to your sweetheart.
If you dream you see another in a passion with you; it is more favourable, if you are in love, your sweetheart will fall sick, and you will experience some weighty loss.
To dream you see angels, is a sure sign that some one is near you—if a woman with child dreams of them, she will have a good time, perhaps twins.
To dream of seeing apples, and they eat sweet and ripe, is a sure sign of prosperity, especially to virgins; if they should eat sour, it signifies much sorrow and unhappiness.
To dream that your apparel is proper and suited to the season of the year, denotes prosperity and happiness. To dream you are dressed in new clothes, is a favourable sign, and portends honour and succsss in your undertakings.
So dream you see a ghost, is very unfortunate: If it is of a comely aspect, and dressed in white, it shews deceit and temptation to sin; if you are in love, it is a sign of your not being beloved in turn, and that you are in the habits of friendship with one who is your most inveterate enemy.
To dream that your arms are withered and decayed, shows that the person will decline in health or fortune; if they appear to be more plump and grow strong, you will meet with unexpected prosperity; if your arms are broken, you will lose some dear friend by removing to a great distance, if your right arm is cut off, you will loose a near male relation, if the left, a female.
It is good always for a rich man to think or dream he is in authority.
To dream of bacon, denotes the death of some friend or relation, and that enemies will endeavour to do you a mischief; in love, it denotes disappointment and discontent.
To dream of eating barley-bread, betokens health and great comfort to the dreamer.
To dream you are in a boat on clear water, is very good, and indicates joy and prosperity.
To dream a bullock pursues you, beware of some powerful enemy, particular if the dreamer is a female: It a cow, a female is an enemy.
To dream you bathe, and the water seems clear, you are sure to prosper, everything will be well with you; but if the sorw. water appears muddy, you will be apt to meet with shame and sorrow.
To dream that you are in bed, implies that he or she will be married at the end of the month.
To dream you see a great quantity of loaves, denotes success in life. To dream that you are eating good bread, denotes many friends.
To dream they sting you, denotes loss of good character, and if you are in love, of your sweetheart.
To dream of dancing at a ball denotes that you will be addressed by a lover; the prospect will be a momentary pleasure he will become your husband to a certainty
To dream yourself or friend is buried, fortells a serious fit of illness.
To dream that you are in church, and that the parson and pulpit are in white, and that he preaches a sermon to your taste, you will soon be married.
If the parson is in black, and the congregation sing a hymn, it denotes grief.
If a man dreams of a cat, and he caress her, and she scratches him, his sweetheart is a spiteful termagant.
If a female dreams of a cat that acts similarly, she may rest assured that she has a rival.
If you dream the clock falls or breaks, it denotes danger, especially to the sick.
It is always better to dream of counting the hours of the forenoon than the afternoon.
To dream you eat cheese denotes profit.
To dream that you make a cake signifies joy and prosperity.
To dream of clear burning coals, denotes prosperity, especially in love; coals in their natural state indicate trouble and discontent; extinguished coals, announce the fall of fortune, or the death of some near friend.
To dream you are climbing a tree, and gain the top, you will rise to preferment, or your love will succeed; or if you dream you climb a very steep hill, foretells many difficulties in life.
To dream a candle burns bright and clear denotes a pleasing letter from your sweetheart; but if the candle’s blaze gets cull, you will be disappointed.
To dream of crowns denotes riches and honour.
To dream you are playing at cards, it denotes that you will soon be in love.
If you hold a great many court cards, if you are single, you will soon be married and happy.
To dream you are gathering ripe corn, promises you success in your enterprise, but if it is blighted or mildewed, you will be a great loser.
To dream of them denotes prosperity in life; if you have children they will all thrive, if you are in love your suit will be successful.
To dream you are in a dairy, skimming the cream off the milk, and that your sweetheart partakes of the cream, denotes him inclined to luxury. But if he drinks the milk, it is a sign of frugality.
To think yourself in the dark, is a token of affliction, and loss in trade; to get out of darkness, into sudden light, is a sign of rising to eminence, or of escaping out of prison.
To dream of death, denotes happiness and long life. To see him sink into the ground, is a certain death. The married to dream of death, implies a loss or second union.
If they fawn and fondle upon you, it is a lucky omen: if they are barking and snarling at you, then depend that enemies are secretly endeavouring to destroy your reputation; if you are in love be careful of your present sweetheart.
To dream of the devil denotes many troubles.
If he appears in fire immediate misfortunes will befall yau. A widow to dream of the devil, after she has buried a bad husband, is sure to have another—so widows, beware.
To dream you are dancing at a ball, or entertainment, fortells you will shortly receive some joyful news from a long absent friend : to the sailor, a pleasant and successful voyage, increase of children to married persons; and to those in trade, much business, and happy in marriage.
To dream you are drowning, or see another so situated, is good to the dreamer, and denotes that he will be preserved through many strange difficulties.
To dream you are in debt, and pursued by bailiffs, indicates that you will fall into some unexpected difficulties, or great danger.
To dream of an elephant, is a very fortunate dream it denotes an acquirement of riches, and happy wedlock.
To dream you see an eagle or a hawk perched, and they suffer you to caress them, you will be married to a military man, either a officer, serjeant, or private.
To dream you see others eating, is a bad omen. But if you dream you are asked to eat, and partake of those things you like best, some relief, perhaps will follow.
To dream of eggs, is honourable. whatever you are then about will succeed. To dream of broken eggs, if married, you will have no children. But to dream of eating them, you will have many.
If you see evil spirits in your dream, it is a sign of sickness, if you seem to exercise them, and they vanish, you will get over your difficulties.
To dream of an earthquake, warns y ou to be cautious and careful.
If you see houses tumble, your friend s will feel a shock, public confidence is lost, or some dire calamity will defall them.
To dream of flies or other vermin, denotes enemies of all sorts. To dream of killing them is a very good omen.
To dream of a fox is the forerunner of much difficulties, beware of some designing adversaries.
To dream you fall into the mire, and you are covered with filth, if a servant, you will lose your character through pilfering; if the dirt gets into your eyes, you will experience confinement, most likely be imprisoned; if you see clouds rapidly moving beware of transportation. To run and fall, then rise, and run again, is a sign that you have a litigious temper that will ruin you. But to dream you run without interruption, is a sign of indifference, and that you will accomplish your design.
To dream of fire, denotes happiness, health and marriage, and many children. To dream you see burning lights descending, as it were from heaven, is a very bad sign; it portends Some dreadful accident to the dreamer, such as being hanged, loosing your head, having your brains dashed out, breaking a leg, or other strange accidents—to the lover, it also denotes the loss of the affections of your sweetheart.—to the tradesman, bad success in business. To dream that you are burnt by fire, denotes great danger, and that enemies will injure you, to the sailor, storm and ship wreck.
To dream you make a sudden fort une, is a very bad omen.
If in your dream you are crossing newly ploughed fields, promises some unexpected misfortune from a person who has no children, if the fields are covered with corn, it denotes having children.
If you cut your finger and the blood runs, you will get money where you least expect it; if you do not see any blood you will have a quarrel or law suit for money which you paid before.
To dream you have any thing given to you is a sign that some good is about to happen to you; it also denotes that speedy marriage will take place between you and your sweetheart.
To dream of geese is the forerunner of good, they denote success and riches, also faithful sweethearts.
If you are walking in a beautiful garden, you will soon be advanced in fortune, if you are gathering the fruits of it, you will be happy in marriage, and have many children.
To dream of the gallows, is a most fortunate omen, it shows that the dreamer will become rich, and arrive at great honours.
To dream you see a grave, fortells sickness and disappointment, if you are in love, depend you will marry your present sweetheart.
To dream of seeing giants is ominous of good if you are in trade, you will have a great increase of business.
Dreaming o f hail, denotes grief and much sorrow.
To dream o f being hated, by friends or enemies, is an ill omen.
T o dream of travelling over steep hills, shows that you will encounter many difficulties. and enter upon some arduous undertakings; if you descend the hill easily, you will get the better of all your difficulties.
To dream of building a house is a very favourable omen; if you are in trade it denotes success, in love, that your sweetheart is good tempered and faithful, and will make you very happy.
To dream that you are hunting a fox, and that he is killed, shows much trouble through the pretensions of false friends, but that you will discover them, and overcome all their machinations.
To dream of infants shows trouble, and in health, except you see them playing, you may then expect to receive great satisfaction from a distant part.
Dreaming of ice is a very favourable omen; to the lover it shows your sweetheart is of an amiable temper, and faithful; to the tradesman, it denotes success and riches, to the farmer a plentiful harvest.
For one to dream he hurt with iron, shows he will receive damage.
To dream of keys is favourable, to a person in trade and to a sailor—they denote some gift, and that the dreamer will become rich.
To dream you give a knife, indicates you will have much contention; to give one to your intended, shows he will loose her; she will cut your acquaintance.
If you receive a letter in your dream, it betokens a legacy or presents; if you send a letter, you will shortly relieve a person who is in distress.
To dream you climb a ladder, denotes a happy marriage with the object of your affections, and that you will become by industry, rich, and settle your children happily.
To dream you are dressed in clean linen, denotes that you will shortly receive some glad tidings— if it is dirty, then poverty, a prison and disappointment in love, with the loss of something valuable
To dream of seeing a lion, denotes that you will appear before your betters, accumulate riches, and marry a woman of great spirit.
To dream you are buying meat, signifies that friends will step forward, and be of great assistance to you, and that you will overcome difficulties, and acquire great riches
To dream of paying money denotes success in you afairs, the birth of a child, or the gain of a law suit; if received, you will thrive.
To dream of seeing your mother, is a certain paognostic of some agreeable adventure being about to happen to you, and that you will hear from a friend at a distance.
To dream you hear delicious music, is a very favourable omen; it denotes joyful news from a long absent friend.
To dream of the moon is a very favourable omen, it denotes sudden and unexpected joy, great success in love, and that the dreamer is tenderly beloved. To dream of seeing the new moon is good for tradsmen, farmers, and lovers; it is the forerunner of success snd happiness. To handsome women it is a good sign to see a full moon, but not to ugly ones.
To dream of monkies is ominous ef evil, they announce deceit in love, unfaithfulness in the married state, undutiful children, malibious enemies, and an attack by thieves.
To dream of nakedness, denotes scandal of character, to dream you see a naked woman is lucky; it fortels that some unexpected honours await you.
To dream of being ridden by the nightmare, is a sign of sudden marriage, or to be domineered over by a fool.
To dream of eating oysters, indicates a coming of much w an t; to open oysters shews we stand in need of assiduity in our business.
To dream you are eating oranges, implies grief and wounds.
To dream of seeing fair and white cattle, shows virtuous inclination; to see fat or lean oxen, signifies present gain or misfortune.
To dream you are in an orchard, denotes that you will become rich by the inheritance of a good legacy— that you will marry much to your advantage.
To dream of seeing the stately oak, is a sign of long life riches, and great gain.
To dream you write on paper, signifies an accusation will be made against you.
To dream you are looking at any beautiful pictures, denotes that you will be allured by false appearances into some very disagreeable situation; if you are mrrried, be sure your partn e r deceives you, and prefers another; and that the person who estranged her affections is your most intimate friend.
To dream of falling into a deep pit, shows that some very heavy misfortune is about to attend you—that your sweetheart is false and prefers another—to a sailor, it forbodes some sad disaster at the next port you touch a t.
Dreaming of seeing a comedy, or farce, indicates sucmuch god, cess in business; to dream of acting in a play, seldom indicates much good.
To dream of loosing a purse, signifies good, if it be full; but bad. if it be emty. To dream of finding a purse, is a very favourable omen.
To dream you are quarrelling denotes that some unexpected news will reach you. and that your sweetheart is about to marry another.
To dream of being in a shower of rain, denotes great success in your undertakings, it is particularly favourable to lovers it denotes costancy, affection and a sweet temper.
To dream of seeing river water clear, indicates good but to dream of swimning in the sea signifies great peril and danger.
To dream of rats, is a sign of many enemies and that you are exposed to many dangers from pretended friends.
To dream you are reading scientific books shows approaching wisdom.
To dream you see a flock of sheep feeding, denotes success in life.
To dream you see the ground all covered with snow, is a favourable dream; to a young man; shows he will marry a virgin and have children.x
To dream you have a new pair denotes triumph over enemies
To dream you are swimming with your head under water shows that you will experience some great trouble, and hear some very unpleasant news from a person you thought dear. To dream you are swimming with your head above the water denotes great success in your undertakings, whether they be love, sea farming.
To dream you loose your teeth denotes the loss of some friend by death; and that troubles and misfortunes are about to attend you.
To dream you are in a tavern, feasting with friends, signifies joy and comfort
To dream you find a treasure, shows you will be betrayed by your bosom friends.
To dream you fall into the hands of thieves, shows loss and trouble.
Dreamimg of thunder signifies affliction to the rich; but to the poor repose.
To dream you are cutting down trees, forbodes heavy losses in business; to climb them, denotes advancement in dignity.
To dream o f being in hollow vaults, deep cellars, or at the bottom of coal-pits, signifies that you will match with a widow.
To dream you drink vinegar, indicates sickness.
To dream of eating victuals, signifies loss of money V ERMIM. To dream of being covered with vermin, such as lice, betokens long sickness, if the lice remain; bnt if you cast them off yon will be delivered of troubles.
To dream you are walking in a dirty muddy place, fortels sickness and vexation; to a lover, it denotes his sweetheart to be bad tempered and unfaithful; to the tradesman, it fortels dishonest servants and loss of goods by fire.
To dream you see or are walking in a field of wheat, denotes great prosperity and riches—in love, a completion of your most sanguine, wishes, and fortels much happiness, with fine children when you marry.
To dream of a wolf, signifies an avaricious, cruel, and despotic person; if you dream you conquer a wolf, you will conquer a designing enemy, who has long endeavoured to prey on you—to dream you are bitten by one, shows you will receive some injury from a pretended friend.
To dream you are cutting or chopping of wood, shows that you will be happy in your family, and become rich and respectable in life.
For a man while sick, to dream of wedding a maid, denotes death; if to a deformed woman, it signifies discontent; to a handsome person much joy.
To dream of drinking wine with absent friend, signifies a speedy meeting; but to be drinking it by yourself, indicates you will became a great drunkard; and if you do, you may depend on it, it will speedily prove your ruin.
To dream of war, denotes trouble and danger to all.
To dream you are drinking water, denotes great trouble and adversity in trade, loss of business and arrest.
To dream you are stung by wasps, signifies vexation and trouble by envious persons.
To dream of being at one is a favorable omen.
To dream you are buying or selling of wool, denoted prosperity and great affluence, by means of industry and trade; to the lover it is a favorable omen; your sweetheart is thereby shown to be of an amiable disposition, very constant, and deeply in love with you.
A man to dream that h e sees his wife married to another, it betokeus some change of affairs.
To dream of high winds, storms and showers of rain, shows you will be crossed in love.
To dream of yellow colour, denotes to the married women, great trouble from a female friend, and the loss of her husband’s affections. To the lover it signifies he will marry a virgin, who will give herself up to the first man she likes.
To dream you are young, fortels peace, delight, and fruition of your desire.
To dream of having to bear the yoke, denotes danger, if it be a woman, she will be ready and willing to obey her husband, and careful to govern her family.
An indication of the funeral of a very aged person, by whose death the dreamer will derive some benefit, or a protecting hand among the relations of the deceased person.
When you dream of zones, fortels much trouble and vexation; to the tradesman, imprisonment, and loss of goods; to the lover, unfaithfulness in his sweetheart, and disappointments in his undertakings.
Being chased or attacked
Many people dream of being pursued or attacked, although who or what is attacking or doing the pursuing varies from place to place. These dreams are a natural response to life stress; it could be that events are catching up with you or perhaps you trying to run away from something.
Being lost or trapped
In these very common dreams, you’re lost and feeling desperate. You may be buried alive or locked in a cage. You dream of not being able to move; you’re powerless to scream or breathe. Or you may feel desperate for the toilet and unable to find one. These dreams may occur when you feel confusion or conflict about how to act in waking life.
Being injured, ill or dying
Such dreams may involve deaths of famous people, your parents or children, a lover and even yourself. When you dream about an accidental death of any person, that person’s death symbolizes something in you that is no longer functioning.
It can also suggest new beginnings; out with the old and in with the new. Another common scenario under this theme is of teeth falling out or crumbling.
This might have a physical origin in people gritting or grinding 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.
Other psychologists believe the dream reflects anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you.
Car or other vehicle trouble
An out-of-control vehicle is a fairly common nightmare among all people and ages, whether or not the dreamers actually drive. Such a dream may occur when the dreamer feels events in waking life are out of control.
House or property, loss or damage
In these dreams, your house is damaged or destroyed by fire, water or other causes. These dreams may surface because you feel that some valuable aspect of waking life is at risk.
Dreams about losing a wallet, watch or cherished piece of jewelry, such as a wedding ring, also fall into this category.
Meanings vary depending on what is lost or damaged. The flip side of this is that dreams about discovering new spaces or rooms in your home, or dreams about repairs or improvements are also common.
These dreams may occur when you feel that some valuable aspect of waking life is improving.
Poor test or other poor performance
You’ve probably dreamed of arriving for a test and found the exam has already started. Or you search fruitlessly for the examination room.
This is a common dream that can occur years after school or college; it usually occurs when you feel you are somehow being ‘tested’ in waking life. Some psychologists think the dreams can denote anxiety about sexual performance.
Falling or flying?
Falling is one of the most common dreams among people of all ages, and may be a reflection of feeling insecure, helpless or of having no support or solid grounding. Some people may actually fall from their beds during this dream.
Dreaming about drowning is less common, and often occurs when a person feels overwhelmed.
Dreams about flying, swimming or dancing are the flip side of falling or drowning dreams. Such optimistic dreams inspire, as the dreamer is lifted to spiritual heights or is filled with creative notions.
Pleasurable swimming may mean freely exploring your depths; dreams of dance may be a metaphor for moving freely through your life.
Being naked in public or inappropriately dressed.
This is a common dream scenario that occurs at all ages, even with children. The dreams involve feelings of exposure and vulnerability, and often include an element of embarrassment or shame.
On the other hand, dreams of wearing a special outfit may suggest you feel good about your body or your life.
Missing the train or connection
You rush to catch a departing bus, train, airplane or ship, only to find it has left without you.
These dreams reflect feelings that you are missing out on something in waking life.
Machine or telephone malfunction dreams are another variation on this theme, often occurring when you feel anxious about making an emotional connection or when you feel you’re losing touch with someone.
Natural or man-made disasters
You’re confronted with overwhelming floods, tidal waves, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, hurricanes, bombings or chemical warfare.
These dreams may depict personal problems raging out of control. Dreams of vibrant flowers, verdant hillsides or uplifting music that leaves the dreamer feeling inspired are the flip side of disaster dreams.... Common Dreams
Why do I dream of being intimate with people to whom I’m not attracted? There are several reasons for this.
If you honestly don’t find the person attractive in waking life, they may represent a quality or characteristic that is closely linked to a quality you are exploring or discovering within yourself.
If the partner is particularly unsavory, your dreaming mind may be encouraging you to say no to things that are not right for you.
Are dreams of my partner’s infidelity a warning sign? In some cases, yes, but in the majority of cases such dramas are metaphors for some kind of emotional abandonment or neglect; perhaps your loved one is showing more attention to the children—or to their job or hobbies—than to you.
Do repeated dreams of my first love mean I have not got over him or her? Your first love tends to be a symbol of romantic love in dreams but when they appear in your dreams, it is likely that your dreaming mind is using them as an emblem of love to help you work through your current relationship issues. In most cases, your dreaming mind is focused on current issues.
What do dreams of being back with my ex mean? Dreaming about your ex does not mean you want to be with them. Unless you are convinced that your latest ex is the ’one’, your dreaming mind is using them as an actor to represent your love interest. In most cases, such dreams suggest that you are going over old issues or relationship patterns, and that your dreaming mind is using such images to help you heal and move on to a more positive future. When any relationship breaks down, your dreaming mind will delve into memories, fears and hopes to help you unravel mysteries and gain understanding about what makes real love work. Your inner mind is constantly sorting through what works and what doesn’t work in a relationship, and it will refer back to past relationships to compare strengths and weaknesses and try to make sense of things.
If I have a perfect dream romance, does this mean the perfect partner will appear in my life? In you are single and you have a perfect romantic and sexual dream, this could be wish-fulfillment but it could also be your dreaming mind’s way of reminding you that love and passion are still out there and you should open yourself up to the possibility of romance.
If I have a bizarre or distressing dream about sex, does this mean I’m weird? Don’t interpret your dreaming according to how you judge it when you are awake, and try not to feel guilty. Instead, try to understand the dream and remind yourself that your dreaming mind will use sexual images—even graphic or shocking ones—as metaphors or opportunities to learn about yourself.... Common Dreams
Perhaps the most common of all traveling dream is the one in which you miss your plane, boat or train. No matter how frustrating this dream is, it is actually trying to help you get what you want. Look closely at what you should have done in the dream to make your connection; if there is clearly something you could have done differently to ensure you were on time, your dream is encouraging a shift of emphasis, understanding or action in waking life.
Another common dream is taking the wrong bus, train or plane.
This dream is particularly common to people who have problems making decisions in life because they are worried about what other people think. Your dreaming mind is urging you to correct this tendency by focusing on what you think is right. Yet another common dream involves being on board a boat, ship or plane and the person in charge becomes unable to pilot or steer. You are suddenly called upon to steer. This dream suggests that you are about to be thrust into a position of authority and that others are relying on you. For dreams of crashes or disasters whilst traveling, see also DISASTERS.
Dreams of traveling to a safe harbor or haven highlight the need for comfort and security in waking life. Remember that the trials, frustrations and challenges that you face in the dream symbolize real- life impediments and emotions that are slowing you down or helping you along your way. When interpreting traveling dreams, always consider the reactions and solutions that the dream calls upon you to make to improve your dream journey. The necessary ingredient to encourage your progress is often a symbolic representation for the action or position in waking life that will be most beneficial to you.... Common Dreams
Look at it this way...a dream is like a puzzle, and although there are several pieces that are quickly pieced together because they are so obvious, the puzzle isn’t complete until all the pieces are placed together bit by bit. Then you have the complete picture...until then, you’ll only have disjointed images that don’t add up to anything coherent, and you’ll still be confused.
So please remember that and try not to piecemeal a dream...it needs to be fully interpreted or it will most likely be totally wrong.
Let’s look at some of the more common dream images and what they could mean.
Teeth Falling Out
This is probably the most prevalent dream image that people report. It is disturbing to them because it affects vanity and personal appearance – but only in the dream! a dream about one’s teeth falling out usually symbolizes that the dreamer is having a challenge getting their voice heard, or feelings acknowledged.
This may be referring to their conversations with a particular person such as their significant other, boss, or friend; or can be generalized for people who are shy, to include almost everyone they come in contact with.
The dreamer needs to brush up on conversational skills, believe in the value of their own opinion, and learn how to be less intimidated by aggressive people, and become more assertive and make their voice heard. Once they do that, this dream (which is a common recurring dream) should evolve & show improvement...or disappear altogether.
Another theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you. Sadly, we live in a world where good looks are valued highly and your teeth play an important role in conveying that image. Teeth are used in the game of flirtations, whether it is a dazzling and gleaming smile or affectionate necking. These dreams may stem from a fear of your sexual impotence or the consequences of getting old. Teeth are an important feature of our attractiveness and presentation to others. Everybody worries about how they appear to others. Caring about our appearance is natural and healthy.
There are cultural interpretations of this type of dream as well. A scriptural interpretation for bad or falling teeth indicate that you are putting your faith, trust, and beliefs in what man thinks rather than in the word of God. The bible says that God speaks once, yea twice in a dream or a vision in order to hide pride from us, to keep us back from the pit, to open our ears (spiritually) and to instruct and correct us.
In the Greek culture, when you dream about loose, rotten, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death.
According to the Chinese, there is a saying that your teeth will fall out if you are telling lies.
It has also been said that if you dream of your teeth falling out, then it symbolizes money. This is based on the old tooth fairy story. If you lose a tooth and leave it under the pillow, a tooth fairy would bring you money.
Dreams about flying usually represent freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental & spiritual bodies to experience our dreams. It’s one of the first things people attempt to do when they gain control of their dreams and start lucid dreaming.
Everybody seems to have a natural inclination to want to fly, unless that is changed by a fear of flying due to a frightening incident in their waking lives. Flying = freedom; either a desire for freedom, an “escape” from restraints in your physical life (like a mini-vacation for the mind) or any number of possibilities.
Tie it in with the context of your dream...what were you doing in your dream besides flying? How did it make you feel? Also, the type of flying here is the person flying on their own without an airplane or any aircraft at all. That would be a different symbol dealing with spiritual awareness, among other things.
Flying dreams fall under a category of dreams where you become aware that you are dreaming, known as lucid dreaming. Many dreamers have described the ability to fly in their dreams as an exhilarating, joyful, and liberating experience.
If you are flying with ease and enjoying the scene and landscape below, then it suggests that you are on top of a situation. You have risen above something. It may also mean that you have gained a different perspective on things. Flying dreams and the ability to control your flight is representative of your own personal sense of power.
Having difficulties staying in flight indicates a lack of power in controlling your own circumstances. You may be struggling to stay aloft and stay on course. Things like power lines, trees, or mountains may further obstruct your flight. These barriers represent a particular obstacle or person who is standing in your way in your waking life. You need to identify who or what is hindering you from moving forward.
If you are feeling fear when you are flying or that you feel that you are flying too high then it suggests that you are afraid of challenges and of success.
In reality, we do not have the ability to fly. Thus such dreams may represent that which is beyond our physical limitations. In your mind, you can be anybody and do anything. Another way of interpreting flying dreams is that these dreams symbolize your strong mind and will. You feel undefeatable and nobody can tell you what you cannot do and accomplish. Undoubtedly these dreams leave you a great sense of freedom.
Being Caught In A Tornado
This symbol points to emotional turmoil, as in a “whirlwind of emotions”; and/or rapid or sudden changes in your life. It is a sign to “get a grip” on what is possibly spinning out of control & deal more effectively with your emotions. Meditation and finding some private “think time” for yourself would be a good idea.
Dreaming that you are completely or partially naked is very common. Nudity symbolizes a variety of things depending on your real life situation.
Becoming mortified at the realization that you are walking around naked in public is often a reflection of your vulnerability or shamefulness. You may be hiding something and are afraid that others can nevertheless see right through you. Metaphorically clothes are a means of concealment. With clothes, you can hide your identity or be someone else. But without them, everything is hanging out for all to see. You are left without any defenses.
The dream may telling you that you are trying to be something that you really are not. Or that you are fearful of being ridiculed and disgraced. If you are in a new relationship, you may have some fears or apprehension in revealing your true feelings.
Nudity also symbolizes being caught off guard.
Finding yourself naked at work or in a classroom, suggests that you are unprepared for a project at work or school. You may be uninformed in making a well-formed decision. With all eyes on you, you have this fear of having some deed brought to public attention. You fear that people will see through your true self and you will be exposed as a fraud or a phony.
Many times, when you realize that you are naked in your dream, no one else seems to notice. Everyone else in the dream is going about their business without giving a second look at your nakedness. This implies that your fears are unfounded; no one will notice except you. You may be magnifying the situation and making an issue of nothing. On the other hand, such dreams may mean your desire (or failure) to get noticed.
For a small percentage of you, dreaming that you are proud of your nakedness and show no embarrassment or shame, then it symbolizes your unrestricted freedom. You have nothing to hide and are proud of who you are. The dream is about a new sense of honesty, openness, and a carefree nature.
Chase dreams often stem from feelings of anxiety in your walking life. The way we respond to anxiety and pressure in real life is typically manifested as a chase dream. Running is an instinctive response to physical threats in our environment.
Often in these dream scenarios, you are being pursued by some attacker, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. You are running away, hiding, or trying to outwit your pursuer.
Chase dreams may represent your way of coping with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it. Ask yourself who is the one chasing you and you may gain some understanding and insight on the source of your fears and pressure.
The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent a part of yourself. Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can assume the appearance of threatening figure. You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser.
Next time you have a chase dream, turn around and confront your pursuer. Ask them why they are chasin you.
One may be consumed by their own anger, jealousy, love, or self-destructive behavior. For example, you may be drinking too much or exhibiting open hostility toward others around you. You may subconsciously be threatened by these actions which have been jeopardizing your relationships and/or career. Your dreams are a way of calling attention to these self-destructive actions.
A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked. Such dreams are more common among women than men, who may feel physically vulnerable in the urban environment. These dreams are inspired by fears of violence and sexual assault in which we are so over-exposed from the media. The violence that the media portrays magnifies our fears and how at risk we all are.
Falling dreams are another theme that is quite common in the world of dreams. As we said earlier, contrary to a popular myth, you will not actually die if you do not wake up before your hit the ground during a fall.
As with most common dream themes, falling is an indication of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties. You are feeling overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in your waking life.
This may reflect the way you feel in your relationship or in your work environment. You have lost your foothold and can not hang on or keep up with the hustle and bustle of daily life. When you fall, there is nothing that you can hold on to. You more or less are forced toward this downward motion without any control. This loss of control may parallel a waking situation in your life.
Falling dreams also often reflect a sense of failure or inferiority in some circumstance or situation. It may be the fear of failing in your job/school, loss of status, or failure in love. You feel shameful and lack a sense of pride. You are unable to keep up with the status quo or that you don’t measure up.
According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse. You may be lacking indiscretion.
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. These sudden contractions, also known as myclonic jerks. Sometimes when we have these falling dreams, we feel our whole body jerk or twitch and we awaken from this jerk. It is thought that this jerking action is part of an arousal mechanism that allows the sleeper to awaken and become quickly alert and responsive to possible threats in the environment.
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 those of the Lord.
Taking An Exam or Test
To dream that you are taking an exam indicates that you are being put to the test or being scrutinized in some way. Such dreams highlight your feelings of being anxious and agitated. You may find that you cannot answer any of the questions on the test or that the test is in some foreign language.
Is time running out and you find that you can not complete the exam in the allowed time? Or are you late to the exam? Does your pencil keep breaking during the exam? Such factors contribute to you failing this test.
These dreams usually have to do with your self- esteem and confidence or your lack of. You are worried that you are not making the grade and measuring up to other people’s expectations of you. You may also experience the fear of not being accepted, not being prepared, or not being good enough. You feel nervous, insecure and tend to believe the worst about yourself.
These dreams also suggest that you may feel unprepared for a challenge. Rarely, are these dreams about the content of the test, but rather the process and how you are feeling during the exam taking process. Generally, you feel distressed and frustrated. These feelings may parallel how you are feeling in a particular challenge or situation in your waking like.
Dreams of this nature are also an indication that you are being judged and this dream is a signal for you to examine an aspect of yourself that you may have been neglecting and need to pay attention to. You may harbor some guilt because of your neglect in preparation for a school exam, meeting, business project, or some challenge. Most of the time people who have such dreams are unlikely to fail a test in real life. This dream goes back to their fear and own anxiety that they may not meet other’s standards of them. They are afraid to let others down.
Now let’s look at some specific symbols that appear in dreams and what they might mean.... Common Dreams
If the dream symbol (person, event, object, action, setting, etc.) exists in your real life, it might represent that actual element of your waking life. For example, your mother who was hugging you might represent a particular time she hugged you, or her affection toward you in general. Consider whether the dream symbol might represent the same thing in your current life, past, or imagined future, and whether your feelings about the dream symbol remind you of feelings you felt about something in your real life (perhaps recently).
The emotions you feel regarding the dream symbol are probably the same as the emotions you feel about whatever the symbol represents in your real life. For example, if you feel overwhelmed by a swarm of insects in a dream, the swarm might represent your to-do list that feels overwhelming in real life. (See more about emotions in the Emotions symbol category.)
Abundance or Lack
A dream symbol can represent something that you feel you have too much of, do too much of, or want less of in your real life. Alternatively, your dream symbol could represent something that you feel you lack, do too little of, or want more of. If your dream contained a pleasant experience (such as relaxing on a beach), your subconscious mind could be pointing to your desire for more relaxation in your life. If your dream was unpleasant (such as someone judging you), your subconscious mind may have been focused on trying to avoid that kind of experience in real life.
A dream symbol may convey meaning that you personally associate with it based on your experiences, feelings, and other influences (as described in Subconscious Influences on Dream Symbolism). For example, one person might associate a baby with vulnerability and someone else might associate it with growth.
A particular dream symbol may bring more than one meaning to mind for you. For example, money might bring to mind how fun it is to spend, but you might also think of money as power or a solution to financial problems. If the first meaning that comes to mind doesn’t seem to relate to anything in your real life and doesn’t resonate intuitively, explore additional meanings (TOOL: Caveman Explanation is helpful for this).
The symbols you tend to notice in a dream are often the most important ones. So a good place to start when exploring your dream is with the symbols that stood out. Symbols may stand out because they’re so huge you can’t miss them (like a boulder falling on your house) or they could be small details that happen to stand out in your mind (like the chipped rim of a teacup). Sometimes an important symbol is highlighted in the dream with a bright color, illuminated with light, pointed to with an arrow, or emphasized in some other way.
If there’s a sense of urgency involved in the dream, the dream might represent an urgent matter that you feel needs attention in your real life (or one that you fear or imagine needing attention). For example, a dream about trying to put out a fire at work could point to a real-life problem that arose suddenly at work that you feel requires quick action to avoid catastrophe.
A dream might be about you or it could represent your perception of a friend or a recent situation—even in the media, on TV, or in a movie. For example, in a dream about a girl wearing a cheerful flowered dress, the girl could represent a happier version of yourself or your desire to feel more cheerful. Alternatively, she might represent a friend who was in a happy mood when you saw her yesterday, an upbeat song you just heard, or an optimistic character you saw in a TV show last night.
A dream symbol could represent something in your past, present, or imagined future. Look for elements that bring to mind a particular time frame, either in the characteristics of the symbol itself or in the other things associated with it in the dream (people, activities, clothes, places, music, books, etc.). Time-related cues could include things like hair or clothing styles, a person appearing younger or older than their current age in real life, technologies of a different era, or personal cues such as the cowboy boots you wore at age seven.
When a dream portrays a real-life situation that’s particularly emotional for the dreamer, sometimes the situation shows up as exaggerated in the dream. In other words, the subconscious mind may amplify the real-life situation, “making a mountain out of a molehill,” expressing how strongly you feel about the dream’s subject matter. For example, if in real life you saw a baby snake in your yard, and you’re very afraid of snakes, the snake might show up in a dream as a huge serpent attacking you. So, consider whether a particular dream symbol could represent a similar but less extreme situation in your waking life, about which you feel strong emotion.... Common Dreams
The desire to cool the air by artificial means is symbolic of your ability to regulate such elements of life at your own whim.
The larger the air-conditioning unit, the greater the sense of control that is being expressed. In this way, a window unit is reflecting a modicum of control, whereas central air relates to a more comprehensive desire to rein in your passions.
If the air conditioning is broken, such a dream relates to the inability to keep cool under pressure.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The cobra is a particularly venomous snake that is most remarkable for its ability to expand the hood that is just below its head. This neck-like placement connects it to the throat chakra, and when a cobra is present in a dream, issues of communication are being highlighted.
(See Snake.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The cockatoo is less colorful than many of its brethren, so it relates to something more subdued, but still vibrant.
The traits that are most directly associated with this type of bird are a very strong beak and a loud, shrill voice. This adds the texture of harsh and strong communication to the symbolic meaning if this bird should appear in your dream.
(See Birds.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A coffin is made to hold a person after death. As a dream symbol, it should be interpreted by examining the individual inside the coffin as a character aspect of the dreamer. This applies whether you know who is inside the coffin or not. Any death is symbolic of change. When examined as a character aspect, the death represents sacrificing a portion of the personality that is no longer a useful part of the whole. An effective shift requires clearing out old ways of being in order to make way for new, more evolved functioning. Death is always followed by rebirth, but when a coffin is present, it signifies being at the beginning of the transformation process.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A coin, however, has an added dimension as representative of finding luck and good fortune if you should happen to stumble upon one in your travels.
The relationship between coins and wishes is evident in the gesture of throwing them into fountains. Coins are also potentially seen as sacred objects of a spiritual nature.
(See Money.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A computer is a symbolic representation of the brain itself. There is an operating system that allows other software programs to run. This is like the network of nerve cells that make up the majority of brain tissue. There is also a hard drive, which stores everything that has ever been inputted into it. This is akin to the neural pathways created by the brain’s recording of sensory data it receives in the form of memory and knowledge. There is RAM, or desktop memory, which is like your conscious mind. This includes your daily production of short-term memory that is processed each night when you dream.
The process that occurs during REM sleep is much like backing up your computer files for protection on a daily basis. When a computer features prominently in your dreams, you are considering how your mind is working.
The state of affairs in your dream computer may very well be mirroring the state of affairs in your current thought patterns.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The larger the cat, the greater the power of this totem.
The cougar is nocturnal and therefore relates more to shadow elements of things hidden and unknown.
A stalk and ambush hunter, the cougar is associated with the ability to have your presence remain hidden, but take powerful action at the precise moment that action is necessary.
A cougar can also be an older woman who is enjoying her sexual power with younger men, so this may be something to attribute to the appearance of a cougar in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The cowboy is often considered a lone figure, connecting with a sense of isolation and a dedicated work ethic.
The media has turned the cowboy into an icon of enormous proportions. Cowboys represent the silent strength of the masculine principle at its absolute best. Any dream that features a cowboy is likely connecting to this spirit of independence. Are there new frontiers in your life that need exploring? Perhaps there is something to be done that must be done on your own. After all, the cowboy is ever riding off into the sunset, propelled by the belief that there is always something new just over the horizon.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The essence of sexual intercourse is the joining of two individuals in a process that allows them to be as close to each other as the human body will allow. This translates into the concept of integration as the symbolic meaning of sex. Additionally, the potential for this act to result in the creation of a third entity reinforces this definition.
If you remove all sense of eroticism, embarrassment, shame, or titillation, the purity of this symbol is profound. Any characters that appear in a dream engaged in sexual intercourse are expressing an unconscious desire to merge the character aspects of personality of the individuals involved.
If you are participating in sex in a dream, the focus of your investigation will be on your dream partner.
The character aspects that person represents are the qualities that your unconscious is expressing a need to integrate into your present level of functioning. These qualities will be easier to identify when you know the person from your waking life; however, this can also be the very element that makes examining such a dream uncomfortable.
It is common to dream of having sex with people with whom you would never ordinarily do so or even think of doing so, such as co- workers, family members, or acquaintances. When using the character-aspect technique in relation to sex dreams, you must add to your interpretation an element of transformation of the qualities that you identify.
The process is not literal or concrete.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A peacock feather is considered a powerful totem of good fortune and prosperity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you resist the sensations of the journey, it can be terrifying.
If you welcome them, there can be great exhilaration. Which end of that continuum you find yourself on in the dream illuminates your relationship to the ups and downs your life is currently throwing at you.
A roller coaster symbolizes one of life’s biggest challenges—sudden changes in intensity and direction. These rapid shifts constitute the rhythm of life that we have all come to expect, especially when transition is afoot.
Dreaming of such a symbol indicates that life is currently or about to hurl itself up to the heights, plummet into the depths, or both. Remember that if you find yourself riding the roller coaster of life, you have chosen to benefit from all of the possibilities life has to offer.
It is through the challenging ups and downs that we are able to create brilliant manifestations of our heart’s desires.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The totem of the scorpion relates to the ability to transform any situation and create great change.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
It is an ancient symbol that has permeated modern media more than any other creature.
The unicorn is a white creature and in this way connects to purity and the highest vibration of life. It can fly, which increases this ascension sensibility. In some ways, its very name contains some of its power as a totem; the unicorn has a single horn, which means it is free from duality and recognizes the oneness of all.
A visit from a unicorn in a dream is to be connected to some very powerful medicine, and you can consider yourself to be guided by strong spiritual forces.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If a dream features this as a prominent image, the need to codify your sense of direction or bring clarity to otherwise chaotic thoughts is being highlighted.
The expansion of digital communication is slowly making snail mail all but obsolete, so such a dream may harken back to old ways of establishing boundaries.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A rainbow... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
A religious sacrament, drinking from christ’s cup of regeneration... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
A new job; see “baby” and “sex”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
A worldly battle... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
If you dream of being drunk, then in some way you are at a disadvantage. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge where this disadvantage lies.
If in the dream, you are sober but someone else is drunk, that person, or someone like him or her, could cause trouble for you.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Standing on the ground looking up at a balcony indicates aspirations. How they turn out depends on other symbols in the dream.
If the balcony is unstable or collapses, something you’re depending on will not manifest.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If a Boy Scout guides you somewhere, your intellect is leading you toward new experiences.
If a Girl Scout guides you, then your supportive mind (emotions and intuition) will lead you to the new experiences.
For what those experiences might be, look to other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Hot, delicious coffee implies surprising good news on the way, but if the coffee was bitter, it symbolizes disappointment in a friendship.
If you were grinding the coffee, success in love and domestic happiness are on the way. Spilt coffee implies setbacks.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A warning to control your temper. Astrological parallel: Aries
Blue: Enlightenment. Insight. Relief from worry. Assistance from outside sources. Astrological parallel: Libra
Green: Peace. Tranquillity.
The Earth. Money.
A journey. Good news. Astrological parallel: Taurus
A problem or puzzle to be solved. Possible setbacks. Gemini. Also: Gold: Leo.
Pink: Love. Compassion.
The attainment of a dream.
Purple: Spirituality; status in one’s own circle. Increased social life, or the desire for same.
Orange: Message from a great Master. Metaphysical or spiritual knowledge.
Brown: Illness. Materialism.
A rough road ahead. Something that the dreamer needs to know. In extreme cases, a death - BUT THE DREAMER’S DEATH IS NEVER SHOWN. Astrological parallel: Scorpio
White: Purity. Success well earned. 1Gray: Gray is a rather depressing color; some mystics believe it to be the color of the aura of a prison. Some sources believe it to indicate a slow period in the dreamer’s life, when he or she is merely “marking time.”
A swirl of color: Great joy, happiness, success. Dreams attained. Luck in love. Astrological parallel: The Sun... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you take it off, something will cause you to drop the fa?ade very soon.
If you are only one amongst many wearing a costume, especially if some of the others were children, this portends an amazing and totally unexpected - but nonetheless favorable - turn of events.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Dreaming of a live, happy cow, especially one with a calf, is almost always a positive symbol, and other symbols in the dream will shed more light on exactly what’s going on.
A dead, sick, or ailing cow, however, indicates that future plans may be in jeopardy, and action needs to be taken. See “Bull”, “Calf”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the cowboy is in the company of others, the dreamer is not as alone as he thinks.
If the cowboy is driving cattle, the dreamer shouldn’t despair, as better financial conditions are on the way.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The focus is more likely to be on traits this person possesses that mean something to you.
For example, if this person’s voice is especially loud, whatever he or she is saying to you in the dream is especially significant, and you should pay attention.
If this person is someone you feel you can trust, there is some issue in your life involving trust that needs to be resolved.
If you dream that a coworker whom you don’t particularly like suddenly acts like your best friend, or a colleague whom you like and respect turns hostile, be prepared for a reversal of some kind - for better or worse.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A hooded falcon indicates that someone around you is keeping things from you.
A falcon making a kill is actually a positive omen, indicating that a long-time goal of yours will finally be reached. See “Eagle”, “Hawk”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the foreign country is strange, or the people unfriendly, or if it’s a country where violence, war, and other unfavorable situations are occurring, then something or someone in your life is leading you into strange and unfamiliar territory which could at the very least make you uncomfortable. Think twice before allowing yourself to be tempted into circumstances that you know nothing about.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If a Boy Scout guides you somewhere, your intellect is leading you toward new experiences.
If a Girl Scout guides you, then your supportive mind (emotions and intuition) will lead you to the new experiences.
For what those experiences might be, look to other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
For example, if the saint was St. Christopher, then you may be on your way to taking a long journey.
If the saint was St. Jude, something wonderful and totally unexpected will happen.
If the portrait was of the Virgin Mary, someone will intercede for you in a disagreement and put it to an end.
Icons in general seem to bring a message that coming changes in your life, however stressful they may be, are beneficial and can be dealt with fairly easily.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The cock, or rooster, is indicative of a new beginning; a new day with new opportunities.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
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The conch is also used as a trumpet and is therefore seen as a warning sign when present in dreams.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
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Dreams incorporating images of corridors are generally associated with change and shifting between places in our waking lives. These locations are not usually geographical but more attitudinal and / or emotional.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To dream of applying make-up can suggest the dreamer has a need to be seen by others in an appealing light; that they are very conscious of public image.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
Dreams of the countryside can suggest a need for the dreamer to ensure they gain relaxation. They may be too highly strung and / or made to feel guilty when taking a break.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
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The two together suggest individual life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a means of changing consciousness. In dreams where alcohol is a feature there is an element of attempting to transcend the ordinary and approach the divine (the essence).... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of an alcoholic suggests that we need to look at the way we handle excess and obsession in our daily lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being underneath a balcony indicates that we are aware of other people’s need for status. At the same time we may be hiding from our own responsibilities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the flame is unprotected a beacon may signify passion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The camcorder with its greater technological abilities has a similar meaning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A broken camera or camcorder immediately suggests a faulty memory or distorted perception.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The colours associated with the sign are violet and green; its specific gemstones are jet and black onyx.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are eating or being given chocolate we need such soothing.
If giving to someone else we are capable of soothing hurt and distress.
The quality of the chocolate may be important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of chocolate may highlight a very real need for the beneficial effects of such a food.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A sheepskin coat may emphasize this significance fear of losing the coat can suggest the fear of losing faith and belief.
If the coat is too short or not thick enough it shows we may be fearful that our love, or the protection we have, is not adequate for our needs. Also consult the entry for sheep in animals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A spider’s web can suggest the symbol of the eight pointed star, the mandala – an aid to meditation – and hence the buddhist eightfold path to spiritual enlightenment.
A dirty cobweb, however, denotes that spirituality is contaminated in some fashion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To feel cold is one such way of highlighting a state of mind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A column of light denotes an awareness of spirit or spiritual energy. Boaz (strength) and joachim (beauty) are the two columns which stood at the entrance to king solomon’s temple in jerusalem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is also structural or emotional support.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The outcome may be unavoidable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is the shared passion that is important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A database would, for instance, suggest the ordering of information. Text messaging might suggest brief but necessary information, whereas a fax, being slightly outdated, requires us to bring what we know up to date.
The telephone signifies communication with unseen people and might therefore highlight communication with the spirit world.
The television is, quite literally, a medium through which information is passed.
The internet will tend to signify wider, more global, communication and available information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A stored document suggests that we are making a link with past memories or stored information which we may need to access in order to progress.
The computer and other high technology images are now such a part of people’s lives that it very much depends on other circumstances in the dream as to the correct interpretation of the image.
A computer crashing, for instance, suggests that there is a problem with the means of communication rather than communication itself. As modern day technology spreads, such an image may simply be a means of conveying a message from the unconscious to the conscious mind, whereas in other cases it will be a reminder of personal potential or abilities.
A keyboard, requiring a certain degree of skill, can suggest the stages of proficiency we need to acquire in order to communicate our ideas efficiently.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of such an occurrence can highlight any of these activities.
For further clarity see journey and transport.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of running a race might highlight such competition in the workplace.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A woman for instance might find herself competing against another woman for recognition, whereas a man may simply find himself in competition with all and sundry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The qualities of the various animals need to be assimilated and integrated in order to progress; there are two potentials of further development.
If a half-animal, half-human is seen it shows that the dreamer’s basic instincts are beginning to be recognized and humanized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The image of a conference can also come up when we find ourselves at odds with the majority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To have someone make a confession suggests that we are judging a particular behaviour – our own or people around us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of combinations of things creates a composite, combining qualities from each of them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of working for an organization dealing with conservation may mean that we should seek out others of a like mind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A contract to buy signifies a long-term commitment, whereas an unsigned contract suggests that we are unable to make any commitment at this stage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A convict on the other hand is someone who has offended against others’ deeply held beliefs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be convinced in a dream means that we have been deeply impressed and to have a conviction follows this same idea.
To convict someone, however, suggests that we have a deeply held belief that that person has committed some wrongdoing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A man’s dream may be a way of refocusing on a creative problem.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The abundance may be for us or the rest of the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are using cosmetics on someone else, we literally need to ‘make up’ with that person.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A games court represents a degree of team spirit.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A court such as a tennis or squash court suggests an acceptable way of acting out our competitive instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A square courtyard would focus on physical or material concerns for instance – perhaps the manifestation of spiritual energy in a difficult situation (see shapes / patterns).... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the decoration seems out of character we probably need to develop some aspect of creativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The symbolism of the object or the idea will be important. Discovering a jewel, for instance, suggests something that is precious from an emotional perspective.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A falcon – as a trained bird and one of the fastest fliers – can depict this. Consult the entry for birds for more information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The honeycomb symbolizes the perfect construction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be dreaming of honey would indicate that we are perhaps entering a much more productive time on all levels.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of honey – and particularly eating it – can be to recognize that we are needing to give ourselves pleasure. Equally, it can indicate the essence of our feelings, that we have been through some kind of joyful experience, which can now be assimilated and become part of our everyday existence. Also consult the entry for bee / beehive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For this reason an image received in dreams can often be used as a focus in the use of magic.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The icon usually symbolizes the microcosm within the macrocosm – that is, the small world reflecting the larger world.
The human being often needs something tangible to represent what is simply a principle or a concept, and the icon performs this purpose.
The now popular icon in computer use signifies the gateway to an idea and in dreams suggests that a concept can be expanded.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of an increased income shows we feel we have overcome an obstacle in ourselves and can accept that we have value.
A drop in income signifies our neediness, and perhaps our attitude to poverty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If intercourse is interrupted we may have inhibitions of which we are not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of our personality.
If a child is then born in the dream that integration has been successful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The patterns, both regular and irregular as seen in nature, can symbolize the patterns and matrices that we make to comfort ourselves in times of self-doubt.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The first is an idea that exists in most religions in one form or another and the latter allows us to take full responsibility for who we are and also to chart our progress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The ability to access those records becomes almost like that of a computer. Keeping records in dreams highlights our need to have some kind of order in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be consulting company records would suggest we need to know how the company, or the community in which we live, functions.
To be consulting public records may mean we need to know how to fit in.
To be recording music or other material indicates that there is something we need to remember.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The colours associated with the sign are deep red and purple; its specific gemstones are turquoise and ruby.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A telescope enhances our view and makes it bigger and wider. We do need to make sure, however, that we are not taking a one-sided view of things. You might like to consult the entry for lens.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The symbolism of tobacco as a giver of visions may be relevant to our situation. Also consult the entries for indigenous peoples and smoke / smoking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we do, then tobacco, in the dream, is probably a comfort tool, though nowadays something of a guilty pleasure.
If not, then the symbolism is probably more to do with the idea of using tobacco to achieve a particular state of mind.
If the dreamer is smoking a pipe, there may be issues of masculinity to deal with.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a partner sometimes signifies the part of our personality that we cannot quite make full use of without help.
A man will often attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He may experience in dreams the potential loss and death of his partner with the same intensity as he experienced the first ‘loss’ of his mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are picking acorns from the ground indicates that your efforts will earn you the desired reward.
To dream that you are eating an acorn implies that these efforts will be rewarded somewhere down the road, and your life will seem much more enjoyable and much less complicated.
To dream that you are shaking acorns from a tree symbolizes your power to persuade others, whether positive or negative.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are eating apricots is an omen of future bad luck and perhaps tragedy.
To see others eating apricots in your dream implies that your life will be filled with misery and despair.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of bacon cooking, enjoying the smell and looking forward to eating it implies you are in a good place in your life where you know what you want and are able in some way to provide it for yourself.
To dream of associating bacon with the forbidden meat, then ask yourself if you desire what is not rightfully yours. Dreaming that you feel unwell or uncomfortable at the sight or smell of bacon then there may be a situation in your life that you need to resolve.
It is possible that you have information that needs to be handed on to the appropriate party.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you were never a boy scout and dream that you are, then this represents your extreme dedication and perseverance. You always stick to a project and see it through to the end.
The dream may imply that you possess a strong belief in teamwork and assisting others.
To see a boy scout in your dream indicates that you or another person has committed an act of bravery or great importance. There is no doubt that you will reach your desired objectives.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An unexpected circumstance may also result in unexpected money.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you had gone to college in your past, then this dream may be tapping into those past feelings and emotions. However, if you are currently in college, this dream may mirror your present experiences and environment. You may be feeling a lot of pressure and anxiety.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream in color and then dream in black-and-white indicates that you are changing your outlook on about a situation or issue. You are starting to look at a situation from a more impartial position rather than making decisions from your heart.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is important to possess more determination, drive, and stamina. Voice your opinions and express your emotions with more confidence.
To dream that you win a competition indicates that you have the ability to achieve your desired objectives or resolve a troubling issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you actually lived in a concentration camp, the dream may represent feelings associated with this experience.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you or your partner is wearing a condom may imply that you are comfortable and secure with expressing and exposing your emotions to your partner.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you enter into a bad contract indicates that you should analyze your true feelings and determine if this is really a long relationship that you want enter into.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are baking cookies indicates that you are in a positive frame of mind and possess much ambition and energy to accomplish your tasks. Your social standing may increase in importance or popularity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you have difficulties cooking means that you need to stop exerting so much energy getting people to accept you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream that your cousin is ignoring you, this implies that you are not recognizing the attribute that is being referred to.
To dream that you or your sibling is in love with a cousin indicates that you recognize and understand the attributes that each of you possess.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the coworkers in your dream are not your actual coworkers, then they may symbolize an aspect of your personality that you need to alter or improve.
To dream that you are training someone to take your place implies that you are ready to begin new projects and encourage personal talents and abilities to grow. You have adopted new perspectives to replace previous ones. *Refer to Office.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of an eating contest suggests a need to re-evaluate your expectation to succeed. Slowing down may bring success more quickly in the long run.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is expected that this topic will spring up in a dream every now and then.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is also representative of diversity and diverse paths, which suggests that the dreamer is having difficulty deciding what to do for a career.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of an obstacle course is a gentle reminder to practice acceptance, as resistance can be pointless and painful.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is a good premonition that forecasts fame, victory, and satisfaction in your career. On the other hand, it may also be indicating your assurance and egotism.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To be in a recording studio in a dream may also indicate that you desire to be heard. It may be time to make your thoughts and ideas known.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The scorpion symbolizes change and a new beginning. It may be necessary for you to discard previous beliefs and ideals and adopt new ones. Also, the scorpion may be a symbol of a person who was born under the Scorpio zodiac sign.
To see scorpions floating in water signifies that you must resign yourself to the fact that an event or situation has indeed occurred and cannot be changed. There is a possibility that you are experiencing the stages of grief and learning to continue on with your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An empty taco shell indicates that a new idea may be simply hot air and is not worth pursuing.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream that you are cutting the umbilical cord, it represents that you need to be more independent and stand out on your own. You need to pull yourself up and get back to normalcy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreaming of a specific zip code implies an urgent request from your unconscious to calm your mind and mental state.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
This may be the wake-up call the dreamer has been needing.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreaming of a cocoon may be a response to a sense of feeling overburdened with life issues and the consequent longing for relief. Such a dream may indicate a place where the consciousness can restore and re-create new paths of expression, or perhaps the birth of a new aspect of the self.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A social ritual; friendship. Alternatively, it might mean something we thirst for.
A common idiom is to “wake up and smell the coffee,” meaning to give something more attention.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
As with the cocoon, a dream of being in a coffin may have a restorative meaning of rebirth. (See also Burial, Crypt, Dead / Death, Grave, Hearse).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
This kind of dream may well describe a frustrated work situation or a confining relationship.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A single color seen in a dream can be interpreted only in the context of the dreamers relationship with that color. For example, the color red may be experienced as love, romance, and sex. For someone else, or in another dream, the color red may denote blood, death, and destruction. Black may mean evil, witches, and black cats, or sophistication and elegance.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream about columns may indicate the dreamer is trying to hold up under burdens or to support others.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A computer can also indicate research, analysis, or communication, depending on how one uses a computer. We sometimes say that something doesn’t “compute” as a way of saying we don’t understand, so a broken computer in a dream could represent confusion.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A sanitary engineer might be fed up with the garbage he deals with on a daily basis. Another dreamer might be experiencing an internal contamination from conflicts in the person’s value system (e.g., the dreamer might be stealing supplies from the workplace while at the same time receiving bonuses for being an exceptional employee).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
The umbilical cord indicates dependency, and in those kinds of situations we talk about “cutting the cord.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Courts stand for a place of authority, presumed justice, and order, or the facade of these characteristics.
The dreamer may be struggling with issues of fear and guilt, and this kind of dream may be the person’s conscience trying to communicate. Courts also reflect issues of judging or feeling judged. (See also Judge / Judgment).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dream discoveries in the first sense may simply indicate anxiety, rather than something actually being hidden.
Dream discoveries in the second sense may show the dreamer is entering into a new phase of life or a new phase of personal development, such as recovery from a major upheaval.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream that includes some sort of recording can simply be a reflection of our everyday life, particularly if we often listen to music. Alternatively, it can symbolize the impressions other people leave on us or the impressions we would like to leave on them.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Alcohol symbolizes secret desires.
The meaning will become clearer when you examine other symbols in the dream. Were you just a little tipsy or outright drunk in your dream? Did the alcohol make you feel less inhibited, more courageous, more self-confident? See Wine.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Standing on a balcony: your social status will improve. Recognizing another person on a balcony: a happy reunion with a dear friend. Waving to somebody from a balcony (somebody of the opposite sex): good luck in your love-life (a relationship already existing or a new one).
A balcony crashing to the ground, maybe with you on it: you will have to bury many of your hopes and dreams.
Depth Psychology: A balcony often announces new friends—in a man’s dream, it is usually expresses erotic desires and/or needs!... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Floodlights are a sign of your being very focused and alert right now. Floodlights shining on you: others have seen through you—you have been “found out.” If the floodlights illuminate a road, it means a glimpse into the future.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: What are you hiding from yourself or others? What are you ashamed of? WTio do you wish would keep you warm? What would you really like to “cover up”?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are the Boy Scout: you are able to find happiness in secret places and need to keep it to yourself.
Depth Psychology: You are either looking for instructions for the future, or the Boy Scout is warning you to stay on the right path. See Path.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Chocolate is a symbol of temptation, but it also stands for vitality and good health. Are you trying to bribe someone with chocolate? Is someone trying to bribe you?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are the coachman: your are making a fool of someone.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Coals in a dream are a sign that you are using your experiences to gam insight and wisdom. See Diamonds, Jewelry. Coals may also stand for a desire for material things.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A coat represents a disguise. Are you afraid that others will see through you? Is the coat supposed to keep you warm or protect you? Are you trying to hide something? See Clothes.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The coat of arms is a symbol of your character and personality.
It is a sign of what you have already achieved or want to try to achieve (if the coat of arms is beautifid). Seeing a coat of arms designated in the dream as belonging to your own family: if the coat of arms has the figure of an animal, look under the respective entry (for instance, see Eagle). See Name.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: In a woman’s dream: hearing a cock crowing: be careful when dealing with men. Seeing a rooster and a woman means satisfaction in all matters of love (for both sexes). Watching a cock laying eggs: play the lottery you just might win!
Depth Psychology: The cock is usually a symbol of masculine sexuality. Depending on how it appears in the dream, it is a warning about being too aggressive, or a sign of repressed masculine characteristics (if the rooster has been plucked). By the way, a rooster play’s mean tricks in order to copulate with hens.... Dreamers Dictionary
A dead person is in the coffin: financial losses or setbacks at the job are a possibility. You see yourself in a coffin: you will live a long, wonderful life in good health. See Urn.
Depth Psychology: A coffin means that you need to say goodbye to something that has died. Something new is waiting for you, and you can only get it going if you have “buried” the past. See Cemetery, Death, Grave.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A “cold” situation represents repressed or “cold” emotions. Are you cold? Are the people you meet cold? See Ice.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The meaning of different colors in dreams is discussed in the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.” Colors are an indication of mental attitude, inner voice, and depth of emotion.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the comb is broken: a serious rift is going to get worse. Combing your hair is a message: keep your affairs and house in order. Buying a comb: you are now able to take care of your own affairs. Combing long hair: a new friendship is beginning and will last for a long time.
Depth Psychology: These symbols are a challenge: keep your sexual cravings under better control, particularly if you are cutting, washing, and combing your hair in the dream, or if you are trying to tame an unruly head of hair. See Hair.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A comet is a sign that a far-reaching change in your personality is about to take place, which is not due to external but rather to internal circumstances. This “new personality” in the form of a comet can seem eidier brilliant or dangerous— depending on the rest of the dream. See Planets, Star.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Being accompanied by a person you don’t recognize: something in you, some part of your personality, has grown up and wants to “to go its own way.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The compass shows your direction, self-development, and self-realization. Have you lost your bearings? Where is the compass pointing you? See Four Corners of the Compass.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Having a conflict with your buddy: you are emotionally torn.
A compatible relationship: your emotions will soon be back in balance!... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about confession means that you have acknowledged your mistakes; it is also a sign that you have been forgiven.... Dreamers Dictionary
A wrong phone connection: you are being played for a fool, or the person you tried to call wants nothing to do with you. See Telephone.
Depth Psychology: The motto: *two heads are better than one” is an apt description here. But the dream means to reconcile and correct your different character traits. Sometimes the dream might be a warning against false friends—if the connection was ubad.w... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The dream reveals your need to make certain matters in your life easier or more palatable (experiences, disappointments, insights), allowing you to adapt better to responsibilities and demands. You will do so if the meal you are cooking in the dream turns out well.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a cord: your chances of earning out a certain project are very slim. Or does someone want to set a trap, hoping you will stumble into it? Holding a cord in your hands: the relationship you have with another person will rescue you. However, whether this is in your best interests is not yet clear. See Rope.
Depth Psychology: The cord is a sign that your entanglement in a relationship is hindering your personal growth.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Corn represents the life experiences that have lead or will lead you to maturity.
It is also the reward you will “harvest” for knowledge born of sorrow. See Grain.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Are you in a corner because of your own actions, or do you feel as if you have been pushed into it?... Dreamers Dictionary
A man dreaming about a beautiful girl in a corset: a woman is going to disappoint you. Wearing a corset: your efforts are for naught. Taking a corset off: your old sorrows or problems will be a thing of the past.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Doing calculations: you can solve your problem if you start using your head.
A slide rule is a sign that you have made a mistake and are looking for help. Sometimes very manipulative people dream about slide rules.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are the court judging another person: you feel injured by someone, but not yet ready to confront that person openly.
If you are the spectator in a courtroom: unconscious memories have surfaced; you have a bad conscience because of a past mistake or action.
If you are ordered to appear as a witness: a friend or acquaintance is in desperate need of help. Being served with a subpoena: a warning that others are trying to blame you for something. Being convicted: you are wasting your time waiting to be thanked for something you did.
Depth Psychology: The court is symbolic of many things: trying to make up your mind about somebody; trying to find a possible connection between things, or coming clean with yourself. Sometimes a dream about a court implies that you need to defend yourself against other people and their prejudice, slander, or hostility. See Lawyer.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at one or more cows is a sign of personal good luck, unless the cows are malnourished, in which ease it means bad luck.
A cow barn means a recovery from an illness soon. Watching while someone else is milking a cow: you suspect that somebody is taking advantage of you. Being chased by a cow: through sheer stupidity one of your friends is becoming a danger to you.
Depth Psychology: The cow is a symbol of femininity, longing, and motherhood. In a woman’s dream, it can indicate sexual desire that can be found only in the safety of a sound relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a crocodile is a warning about evil-minded people around you. Getting bitten by a crocodile: a dangerous situation is developing. Killing a crocodile: you are able to defeat a powerful enemy—usually your own negative energies.
Depth Psychology: The crocodile represents dark, stifling energies or negative attitudes. Fears, greed, or passion could literally “swallow you up.” However, with this dream your unconscious is saying that you can withstand these urges. Crying during the dream means you are crying “crocodile tears.” See Dragon.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: This dream indicates that yours is a resdess, questioning, searching human mind. Dreaming about a discovery often means far-reaching changes in your life. It might also indicate that your views and vour actions are too theoretical or idealistic. See Uranus. Finding or discovering something is a warning—don’t rely too much on good luck.... Dreamers Dictionary
The eagle-owl is a symbol of your cumulative experiences from which you could gain wisdom.... Dreamers Dictionary
The \\est is a region of extroverted (outer-directed) activities and order. Turning to the South means you are searching for warmth in the “land of emotion.” The North is more cool—a place of premonition and intuition.
The East indicates intensity and more introverted (inner-directed) thoughts.
Whichever direction you are traveling in the dream, translate its meaning into your everyday life.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: L’nlike newspaper and magazine horoscopes, a dream about a horoscope should alw ays be examined carefully. It can provide valuable insights into your personality, which—in turn—can increase and strengthen your intuitive abilities. See Signs of the Zodiac.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about having intercourse with a lover: the prospects are good for a love relationship. Having intercourse with several people: your way of life may be lax or your sexual desires extreme and this could harm you!
Depth Psychology: Intercourse indicates sexual desires that you sometimes don’t want to acknowledge, even to yourself.
The dream might also symbolize a new beginning, a new project. See Bed.... Dreamers Dictionary
The locomotive releasing steam suggests that you are doing the same right now. In women’s dreams, the locomotive indicates a great trip in the making. Seeing a locomotive under steam: you are making too much of something; you are overly ambitious.
Depth Psychology: The locomotive in a dream stands for die emotional energy that is driving you forward in life. See Train.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The midwife stands for needing help in the Birth of a new idea.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The mountain pass warns against problems in your path but you are able to handle them. Unless you are actually dealing with the authorities or want to take a trip, the passport dream points to issues similar to those of your Name.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a peacock with a fanned-out tail: being brash and overconfident might impress some people; most, however, think it laughable. You would make a much better impression on people if you were less vain and arrogant. Screeching peacocks: a tempting invitation or project—but extreme caution is in order! In a mans dream, the peacock means meeting a woman who is hiding ambition and ego behind her charm.
Depth Psychology: This dream also is an indication of too much vanity. Even if you do just normal bragging to impress others, or attempt to amaze people with your intellectual faculties, someday you are going to make a fool of yourself—give it up!... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Working with a pickax in the garden: a good sign for the successful outcome of your plans. Looking at a pickax: misfortunes are forcing you to udig deeper.”
Depth Psychology: This garden tool is a symbol of caring for the “garden of your soul.” The dream is an imitation to do just that right now.
The state of the garden in your dream is important. See Garden, Spade.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The pine tree (as a phallic symbol) may express sexual desires; but it might also indicate the need for more peace and quiet or a vacation. Pinecones sometimes announce an unexpected, positive, “accidental” surprise.... Dreamers Dictionary
A cold rain means others are going to treat you badly- Getting soaked in a rain shower: you won’t find your luck where you think. Watching a rain shower with the sun already shining: while you are still in tears. Lady Luck is already smiling on you. In a man’s dream, rain is a sign of his unmet need for relaxation.
Depth Psychology: Rain is a sign of an emotional release you should not try to prevent—don’t be afraid, you won’t lose control. See Water.
The raincoat means you are letting negative influences uroll off your back.” Maybe you will experience a “cloudburst” of good fortune soon. See Cloudburst.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a scorpion: you have secret enemies—try to confront them. Getting bitten by a scorpion: one of your enemies is giving you a great deal of trouble.
Depth Psychology: This animal represents biting sarcasm, cynicism, aggression, and bitterness. Either you are the perpetrator or the victim.
If you are the victim, someone or something will negatively influence your life.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A pipe and a cigar are phallic symbols. Other than that, tobacco is a sign that all your efforts are for naught—they are “going up in smoke.” See Cigar, Pipe.... Dreamers Dictionary
We all dream several dreams a night and it’s been suggested that we each have 100,000 dreams over the course of our lives. So you might be wondering why you can’t remember a single one. Medications, alcohol, too little sleep and anxiety about the content of our dreams can all block dream recall.
We’re most likely to remember the dreams closest to awakening, but with a little effort you can boost your dream recall. In fact the more attention you pay to your dreams, by thinking about them, writing them down, working with them, the more likely you are to remember them. Keeping a note pad and a pen beside your bed and recording your dreams immediately on waking is one of the best ways to help your dream recall.
Some dreams fade quickly from memory, so it is crucial you capture them as soon as you can. Immediately on waking, write down your dream or dreams —even if this is in the middle of the night; don’t brush your teeth first or leave it until your alarm clock goes off. If you do that, you’ll probably forget all about it and will lose a valuable dream. If you record your dreams in words, you create permanent reminders that you can use to help you figure out what they are trying to tell you.
Later in the day, transfer the information to a dream diary, specifically set aside for your dreams. In this diary include: the date of your dream, any people involved, the moods and feelings expressed, prominent colors, numbers, or shapes, the problems and conflicts encountered, prominent symbols or stories, information about the dream landscape, whether it was past, present or future and, finally, how the dream ended.
With practice, you will soon get the hang of remembering and writing down your dreams. Use this encyclopedia to help you unlock the meaning of your dream themes and symbols, but never forget that the best book you will ever read about dreams is the one you write yourself: your dream journal.
Programing your mind for dream recall
Some dreams are so vivid you can’t forget them but many are so fleeting they can vanish without a trace. One way to make sure you remember them is to talk to yourself in a positive way. Before going to sleep tell yourself that you will remember your dreams on waking. Try this visualization technique.
When you feel sleepy, turn off the lights and settle down in your favorite sleeping position. In a relaxed way, think about your dreams. Breathe in for a count of five, and out for a count of ten. Repeat this, and then breathe normally. Now imagine you have just woken in the morning and, as you slowly move back into consciousness, you reach for your pen and write down your dream. Bring your attention to the present again, and feel comfortable, warm and sleepy. Tell yourself that in the morning you will remember your dreams.... Dreampedia
I use the term “true meaning” to refer to the accurate translation of what your subconscious mind was portraying in the dream. The true meaning is usually the one that resonates with you as you’re considering various possible meanings, the one that rings true according to your intuition, and the one that your subconscious mind recognizes as the original meaning.
Intuition Is Your Dream Translator
Your intuition is your own personal translator of dream meaning. Intuition is key in understanding both the meaning of the overall dream and the meanings of its individual symbols because your intuition is the part of you that recognizes the truth.
Explore Until Your Intuition Says Yes
Rather than working in a linear or logical way (like when you’re solving a math problem), your intuition may require you to spend some time mulling over your dream symbol before an intuitive insight comes forward. So try looking at your dream symbol in different ways and considering different meanings until your intuition says, “Aha! That’s the one.” Keep exploring until you experience a flash of intuitive recognition, a sudden sense that everything within you is in alignment, or a sense of peace and completion. (You’ll learn to recognize this intuitive sense as you encounter it more often.)... Dreampedia
First, write down the dream as fully as you can. Second, write down all the symbols you can identify and the possible meaning beside them. Look them up; check an unabridged dictionary if necessary. Third, write out your interpretation. The following is a sample dream and its interpretation:
A woman was on a bus with a spiritual leader and members of a spiritual group. A man got on the bus wearing a dark coat and hat. He started robbing everyone. The woman had $600 in her wallet. She was lying in a sleeping bag. She wanted to hide her wallet but her left hand was asleep and she could not move.
Recording dream symbols:
The feminine part of the woman has a large capacity for growth. Many parts of herself are growth conscious and she is with or being led by her higher self. She has covered up or suppressed the strong, assertive part of herself. It is unknown to her. She allows people to take her energy without ever saying no. She gives her power away. The 6 is her guidance saying: look what you are doing. Be assertive!
She is afraid of losing her identity by being assertive and she is unable to do anything about it zipped up in her cocoon. She is unable to receive and allow others to give back to her. All her energy is going out, not returning. Her inability to receive is the main message of the dream.
Levels of Interpretation
A dream can be seen on many levels. There is a literal meaning which is usually not the correct interpretation. But it depends upon what you ask for.
For example, a woman asked that she be given insight on her marriage. She had tried many things to improve the situation, suggesting counseling, communication, and so on. In her dream she was shown herself and her husband in a desert, walking up to a trader selling phony wedding bands made out of tin. When she looked at her husband, his face was in a haze, distant. When they rode out of the desert and stopped at a little house for refreshment, she was greeted by a stranger who embraced her with a warmth and love that she immediately knew was missing in the relationship with her husband.
This dream could be interpreted that her masculine and feminine parts of self were not balanced, but she had asked specifically about the relationship. In this case the woman was working on balance within. As much as she did not want to hear it, she realized the relationship was not based on mutual love. It was not really a marriage, and no growth (desert) symbolized its present state. The series of dreams which followed indicated the same thing. She knew then that she had to leave.
This was a positive solution to the problem. Although some of the answers we receive may not be what we want to hear, they are always for our highest good. As soon as the woman was out of the relationship, she wondered what took her so long to see the situation and get on with her life.... Dreampedia
In this experiment, Ulman attached electrodes of an electroencephalograph (a machine that records brain waves) to the person acting as the receiver. This person would then go to sleep in one room. The “sender” was placed in a different room. When the machine indicated the brain wave pattern that showed the receiver had fallen asleep, the sender opened a sealed envelope that contained a “target” image and concentrated fully on the picture in an attempt to influence the receiver’s dream.
Once, when Ulman himself was acting as the sender, his thoughts strayed from the target image and he began to think about the book Spartacus, which had been made into a movie. The person acting as the receiver dreamed about the movie! Although his results were not all this successful, experiences such as this convinced Ulman that dream ESP was deserving of more research. So in 1962, with Stanley Krippner, he opened a dream laboratory in Brooklyn at Maimonides Medical Center. Although the two men’s experiments continued to produce mixed results, Ulman felt the experiments proved at least the existence of dream telepathy, though not its reliability.
Having experienced instances of ESP in my own dreams, I must concur with the doctors about its reality. Here is an example of a precognitive dream from my own files:
Excessive use of alcohol disrupts the natural pattern of sleep, so that chronic alcoholics who have completely abstained for extended periods of time have been shown to exhibit abnormal sleep patterns. It has been speculated that the disrup- tion of sleep patterns—particularly the reduction of REM sleep (often associated with dreaming)— by alcoholism results in irreversible brain damage. ... Dreampedia
This tradition comes from examples such as crying when one is extremely happy; or when laughing in the face of adversities; or seeing the sun and the moon fighting and interpreting it as a fight between two people; or calling a flood an enemy and an enemy a flood, because both are destructive; or when eating a fig in a dream to mean regret and regret to mean eating a fig, because the fig tree is accursed in some traditions; or when one sees himself dead in a dream, though even if he does not have the look of dead people to mean losses or destruction of part of one's house; or interpreting locusts as warriors and warriors as locusts, because of the destruction they both cause to a land; etcetera.... Dreampedia
Crying in a dream is usually interpreted as happiness, but when accompanied with intonation or wailing, it means a calamity.
As for putting grease over one's hair, dream interpreters infer the meaning of adornment, while if it dribbles over one's face, they call it hypocrisy, fawning, or adulation.
As for saffron in a dream, they interpret it to mean praises or commendation, while should its color manifest in one's body or clothing, then they call it an illness.
As for feathers in a dream, they call them wealth or comfort, but when one sees himself flying with wings, they interpret it to mean travels or rising in station, depending on how high one reaches in his dream.
If one's hand is cut off in a dream, and if he sees himself carrying it, it means having a brother or a son, while if he loses it in the dream, it means an adversity or loss of a brother or a son.
If a sick person sees himself in a dream walking out of his house in silence, it means his death and funeral, while if he speaks in the dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. ... Dreampedia
Green in dream meaning:
Green is a sign of safety. It means move ahead without fear or worry. Consider this a kind of “green light” for decision-making purposes.
Black in dream meaning:
Black is a sign of evil. If you see a black snake in your dream, it could speak to something dangerous or bad.
Also any dreams of black snakes do not predict anything good. In this case, the snake symbolizes the obstacle you are facing or will face. If you dream of a black snake, it is better to avoid any arguments, disputes and not to sign suspicious contracts.
Avoid anything that could endanger you.
Red in dream meaning:
Red means stop. Should you see a red snake, it could be your mind’s way of urging you to abandon what you are doing and rethink your approach.
Yellow in dream meaning:
Yellow is a sign of caution. This could be your unconscious trying to tell you to proceed carefully.
Light-colored/yellow snake in a dream
There’s something you really want, but you’re not going after it because you’re afraid of the unknown or something new you’re not used to. Because of such fear, you may lose a good job offer or something else that would be very beneficial for your life.
Blue in dream meaning:
Blue is a sign of conflict. Whenever you see a blue snake it dreams, think of this as representative of something you are internally confused about.
Brown in dream meaning:
Brown is a sign of health: Should you see a brown snake in your dream, its presence may speak to health concerns.
Purple in dream meaning:
Purple means passion. Rarely, some people dream about purple colored snakes. Almost always, they represent love and passion.
Orange in dream meaning:
Orange means family. Sometimes, a snake will appear with an orangish color. Almost always, this is symbolic of someone close, like a parent, child or sibling.
White in dream meaning:
White means purity and innocence. If you dream about a white snake, it could speak to some aspect of yourself that is vulnerable.
A white snake in a dream
If you saw a white snake on the floor or another solid surface, it means that you have a clear mind, you finally know what it is that you want to achieve and what steps you need to take. You may also feel that you are finally standing “firmly on the ground”.
If you saw a white snake in the water, it means regeneration and purification of your soul. It can also predict good health or pure intentions.... Dreams
To dream of herbs, denotes that you will have vexatious cares, though some pleasures will ensue.
To dream of herbs, indicates your need to take a new approach toward some situation or relationship. You need to look at things from a different perspective and live life with more zest.
See also: Plant, herbs... Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of an infectious virus has the connotation of us having caught a contaminant or had it passed on to us. Our emotions and feelings may be out of sorts.
A virus is an infectious agent so from a spiritual viewpoint is a pollution or corruption of information or knowledge.
Dreams of illness may suggest that the dreamer should pay attention to health matters especially to the areas of the body revealed in the dream. (See also Infection, Vaccination).
If you dream of your own illness unpleasant changes will soon come into your life.
If you are ill in your dream, you’re being warned to pay attention to your health.
To feel sick in a dream is to be identifying a bad feeling which needs to be got rid of.
To be sick is to be attempting to get rid of the bad feeling. We may in everyday life be ‘sick’ of a relationship or situation we have.
Fear or lack of trust in social situations, encounters (a communicable disease).
If you are dealing with an actual disease, this dream could be helping you to heal or gain an insight into its remedy. See Disease, Sick and Venting Dreams.
Contagious or loathsome diseases in a dream presage unhappincss that can be avoided by the use of good judgment.
To dream of disease in general is a dream of contrary and signifies happy times ahead.
If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for
The dream could refer to physical or emotional health.
See also: Illness, Sick, disease.... Dreams
To a woman it means she should be very careful where she gives her affection.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To be sober in a crowd of drunks indicates feelings of being left out, or being superior.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you see a body in the coffin you will soon have sadness, but if the person in the coffin is the dreamer then is this a contrary dream and the dreamer can expect some very good luck.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
For specific colors, see the index under the color you wish to check out.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The computer can also represent discipline and coordination to the dreamer, if the dreamers job involves the use of a computer then dreaming of it would be telling you that you are too wound up in your work and need to back off on the heavy work schedule.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream you have gotten into a bad contract, or someone has duped you into signing a contract that will only bring you problems, then this is a warning to examine your relationships with the opposite sex; marriage may not be the best idea at this time.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you are wearing a ridiculous costume, such as a chicken suit, this could indicate that you are being foolish about certain matters in your life and must look to the other symbols to find out just what it is.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of being hauled up in court on charges this indicates that the dreamer may have circumstances in his/her life that may cause a certain amount of worry about the law, and it is telling the dreamer to change these things; like an early warning system.
It is also a prediction of financial reverses that can be staved off if you do not waste time, and keep your nose to the grindstone.
Dreaming of courting, or being courted, is very bad luck, especially for a woman, as the lover she has her heart set on will never propose. See also, divorce court.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of being attacked by a pack of coyote, or see them wearing a threatening demeanor, you should be extremely careful for the next few days as this is a warning of danger to yourself.
A friendly coyote is an omen of deception.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the Crocodile chases you it means success magnified in your affairs.
If he catches and bites you then you are slated for disappointments in love and business but if you see the crocodile dead then your success’ will be many, and beyond your wildest hopes.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A single life of frustration is that of a woman who dreams of a divorce because of cheating lovers.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see a falcon on the wing shows that you will become an object of jealousy.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see others suffering from this shows you have false friends and should beware.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of a raccoon warns you to be on your guard and the dream should be studied carefully in context with the rest of your symbols.
To dream you see a raccoon in your dream shows that people are presenting false faces to you in your everyday life.
To be chased by a raccoon shows that a person you thought a friend has turned on you and now works behind your back for your downfall.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of playing an accordian indicates that you are having to work hard to achieve your desires. Yet if you dream that you are having a wonderful, happy time playing it, perhaps with lots of people dancing to the music, then it means you are enjoying your job and are happiest when working.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The Gypsies say that to see someone lying in a coffin means that you will live to see your children grown and married.
To see yourself in a coffin means you will enjoy excellent health throughout your life. But, to see someone famous in a coffin means the possibility of war.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Brown: The color of the earth.
A need to get down to your roots, or to the basics of your problems.
Green: The color of grass. When green is prominent in your dreams, it indicates growth and abundance.
Orange: The color for life and new beginnings (perhaps tied in with the sunrise).
Purple: A color of richness and luxury.
Red: The universal color for danger and excitement.
Yellow: Many Gypsy vardos are painted yellow. It’s a color for happiness, and for love and family togetherness.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If the computers screen is blank, then it signifies frustration.
If someone else is working at the computer, then you should be wary of giving out information you would rather keep to yourself. See also Internet.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If the music in the dream is terrible and off-key, then you will have arguments with relatives.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you are the corpse, you will be assured of a long, happy, and healthy life.
If someone you don’t know is the corpse, you will have a long and interesting life (not necessarily happy nor healthy).... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you are milking the cow, then you will have to work hard most of your life but will be well rewarded for it.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To be pursued by a cow indicates an overtaking enemy. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams
A bite from it indicates the acceptance from his son and his friend, or his companion.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
If it was made from adobe [brick] and / or mud, then it indicates the validity of his religion and his trustworthiness.
If he sees he is building a wall from plaster then it indicates the change of his religion.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
(Falcon / hawk: of the predatory birds.)... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
If an employee sees that he has received his account promptly in a dream it means rising in rank and increase of one’s income. Ifone sees himself under a strict supervision or reckoning in a dream, it means humiliation, distress or perhaps loss of his job.
If a person is investigated in a court of people he does not know in a dream, it means that he has strayed into innovation and will remain accountable for his deeds.
(Also see Reckoning)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Accountability)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A fruitbearing apricot tree in a dream represents a rich man. However, it is said that an apricot tree in a dream also represents someone who suffers from a serious illness, and is oflittle or no use to others. On the other hand, it is said that an apricot tree in a dream represents someone with a cheerful face, who is courageous in defends himself, but who is stingy with his own family. When the apricot is still green and unripened in the dream, it represents little money. When it ripens and becomes yellow in a dream, it denotes greater profits. Eating a ripened apricot in a dream means being generous and charitable, or it could mean recovering from an illness. Breaking a branch from an apricot tree in a dream means a dispute with one’s family or with a friend. In general, breaking a branch from a tree in a dream means claiming someone’s money or denying him his money, or it could mean failing to perform one’s prayers, neglecting one’s obligatory fast or misusing and damaging someone else’s property. Attending an apricot farm in a dream means trustworthiness and dutifulness.
It is also said that an apricot tree in a dream represents a hypocrite, because yellow in a dream means illness, and hypocrisy is an illness.
An apricot tree in a dream also represents a wealthy woman. Plucking apricots from a tree in a dream also could mean marrying such a woman. Harvesting any fruitbearing tree in season in a dream means pleasures and work, except for the mulberry tree, for here it means toiling, hardship or waste of time. Plucking apricots from an apple tree in a dream means impressing unjust rules upon others. In general, a yellow colored fruit in a dream signifies illness.
A sower tasting fruit in a dream signifies distress and sorrow. Apricot in a dream also signifies fear, bringing things under control, things returning to normal or it could even mean pleasant gains.
(Also see Fruit)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A balcony in a dream also could mean honor, or if seen with the city walls, then it represents the governor of the town, or it could mean the battlement.
The parapet on top of the walls represents his armies, his entourage or his ammunition and the stored provisions of the city.
If the walls are interpreted to be wealth, then the balconies and the battlement represent its guards and servants. Balconies in a dream also represent the front rows of one’s enemy.
(Also see Walls ofthe city)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A similar interpretation is given if he sees himself as a shepherd of a flock of sheep.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one can benefit from it in his dream, it means easy benefits or receiving jewelry as a gift, or having a type of work in which one needs to use coal. Seeing burning coal in a dream also means seeking knowledge and wisdom. Coal in a dream also represents an evil and a dangerous person, or it could mean tainted money, unlawful earnings or receiving a grant from someone in the government. Burning coal in a dream also denotes someone who is unjustly suffering from hardships and trials or someone who’s property is unjustly confiscated. Consumed or burned up coal in a dream means the same thing as ashes and signifies falsehood. Having large cuts of coal when one needs small pieces in a dream means worries, distress and concerns, while having fine crushed coal when one needs chunks to light a fire in a dream means diminishingof one’s wealth. Seeingcoal or charcoal in a dream also could mean increase or rejuvenation of one’s sexual desires. Seeing coal in the winter in a dream means money. Fuel for the fire in a dream means corruption.
(Also see Ashes)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is a shabby or a light coat in the dream, then it means failure in one’s proper attendance to his religious duties.
A winter coat in a dream represents a poor but vainglorious and boastful person.
A coat in a dream is also interpreted as a mean and a profane woman.
If a man sees himself wearing a coat, and if it is interpreted to mean a woman in the dream, then it means that one may have committed a sizeable capital to support something that will bring limited benefits.
If one loses his coat in a dream, it means that he will be shielded from poverty and boasts about his status in public.
A coat in a dream also represents man’s trust, because it is placed over his shoulders and around his neck. Ifa woman sees a coat in her dream, it means suffering from unkindness on the part of her husband.
(Also see Cap; Overcoat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see oneselfwearing one means becoming a leader. Ifa merchant sees himselfwearing a coat of mail in a dream, it means that his business keeps growing, being completely sheltered and protected from losses.
If the coat of mail is understood to mean a friend in the dream, then it will represent a gracious friend and a good helper when one needs him.
A coat of mail also represents one’s son who is strong and capable, who suffices himself and helps his father. Wearing a coat of mail in a dream is a blessing and a favor one receives from a third party who will support him and defend him under all circumstances. Wearing one in a dream means protection for one’s wife, properties and interests.
If a woman sees herself wearing a coat of mail in a dream, it means a husband and protection. It also could mean a supporting brother, a compassionate son, money, clothing or strong supporters. Wearing a suit of mail in a dream also means having a strong son, or it could mean travels.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is also said that it represents an announcer such as a mu’azzin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Horn; Recalcitrant child)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself riding on top of a coffin in a dream, it means that either his name is mentioned in a will, or that he will face a dispute regarding an inheritance that will turn to his advantage.
If one is given a coffin in a dream, it means that he is given knowledge, peacefulness and dignity. Acoffin in a dream also represents stress and worries or a travelling vehicle.
A miller’s flour mixing container which traditionally used to look like a coffin in a dream represents ajust man or a man of knowledge and a true guide.
(Also see Sarcophagus)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself as receiving them in the dream it means he will receive them in real life.
For some it could mean receiving sustenance after arguing and quarrelling. At other times it could mean exchange of good words.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A windy and cold weather in a dream means aggravation of one’s poverty.
If it is sunny and cold, and if ones sees himself sitting in the sun, then the condition of his poverty will be removed.
If one sees himself in a dream under the heat of the sun and seeks refuge away from it in the shade, it means that his stress and sadness will dissipate.
If he sees that dream during the summertime, it means prosperity. Ifone sees himself seeking a fire or a smoke to warm himself with it in a dream means that one is seeking ajob that entails danger.
If it is burning coal which he seeks for warmth in the dream, then it means that he will swindle money from an orphan. Cold weather in winter is insignificant and in the summer in a dream it means that one’s travel plans will not take place.
(Also see Cold weather)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Drink)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A collapsed ceiling in a dream means devastation.
If one sees a destroyed house standing erect anew in a dream, it means spiritual awakening of its owner.
If one is awaiting the return of a member of his family, or if he is awaiting a guest to arrive, and if a part of his house caves in, it means the near arrival of such a traveller. Ifa daughter or a sister or another woman live in that house, it means that the guest will seek her hand for marriage.
If a hurricane destroys his entire house in a dream, it means that death will take locality in that place at the hands of a tyrant. Ifone sees himself demolishing an old house or edifice in a dream, it means evil.
If a woman sees her walls caving in on her in a dream, it means the death of her husband.
(Also see Destruction)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If an unmarried woman sees herself in a dream wearing a neckband, a necklace or a collarband made from pearls, peridot or chrysolite, it means that she will marry a noble and a high ranking man, beget children from him and find her ultimate pleasure and love in such a marriage.
If the collarband is made from alum, then it means marrying a young eastern man.
If the collarband is made from beads in the dream, it means that her husband is a mean and a contemptible person. Ifa man sees himselfwearing a collarband in a dream, it means suffocation, distress or a quarrel.
(Also see Neckband; Necklace)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The color blond in a dream means war, sickness, piety, honor or a religious person. In a dream, the color blond also means contemptibleness, vileness, meanness or depravity. Black colored eyes in a dream represent a religious person.
A bluish-black colored eyes in a dream connote opposing one’s religion. Blue eyes in a dream entail religious innovations. Green eyes in a dream represent a religion that is different from all religions.
The color green in a dream also represents a good harvest or prosperity. Green in a dream also means youth or fear of wrongdoing. In a dream, the color blue represents distress, depression, enmity, or it could mean a calamity.
The color red in a dream denotes joy, celebration, spirituality or dominion. Red means the world or material gains. In a dream, the color maroon or a reddish-brown color signifies dignity, nobility, power or it could represent a wealthy woman.
The color purple in a dream represents a brilliant, skillful and a beautiful woman, or it could mean fragrance, instability, sickness, love and harmony. White in a dream also means beauty or it could represent elderly people.
A black flag in a dream means a man of knowledge, a white one representsjealousy, a yellow flag represents an epidemic disease and a green flag means a journey by land.
A black cloud in a dream represents a just judge while a white cloud represents a blessed, noble and true justice. Awhite thread in a dream represents the dawn and a black thread in a dream represents the night.
If one sees his cheeks radiant white in a dream, it means honor, bounty, or it could mean achieving a high rank in one’s community. Unknown white or green tents in a camp in a dream represent the graves of martyrs. Yellow represents strain, sickness, repentance, a son, or it could mean chivalry.
(Also see Flag; Garment)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one is hit with a post, or ifhe uses it to beat someone in a dream, it means hearing or exchanging harsh words that describe the quality of the one who is struck.
If one sees himself leaning against a pillar that he bought or which is given to him in his dream, it means that he will rely upon an old woman for his livelihood, or that he will marry an old woman. Acolumn in a dream also represents a friend one can depend on.
A leaning column in a dream represents a worker who cheats his employer, disobeys him and who is a hypocrite.
If a worker sees a leaning post in his dream, it means that his employer will lean toward kindness and appreciation of his workers. Columns in a dream also represent important and strong men who are capable of managing their responsibilities. Owning a column or becoming a column in a dream, and if one qualifies, it means that he will become a leader of his community, a pillar in his own field, or a beacon of knowledge and a pillar of wisdom who is sought by knowledge seeking people. Ifone becomes a pillar in a dream, it also could mean his death, or it could mean crying.
A pillar in a dream also represents a father, a son, money, capital, a partner, a vehicle, one’s wife or a leader.
A marble column in a dream represents a great wealth, a great man, or a great woman.
A column made from granite in a dream represents someone who despises himself.
If it is from stone, it means fast changing conditions.
If it is a wooden column in the dream, then it represents a hypocrite.
The pillars of a mosque represent the Imam, the muezzin, the servants and the people who pray in it.
(Also see Base)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A comb in a dream also represents an auspicious time to be involved in a business partnership or accepting an employment in a large corporation, since the teeth of a comb are equal.
If the teeth of one’s comb are capped with gold or silver caps, then they represent one’s workers.
The golden caps represent trustworthy workers and the silver caps represent treacherous and disloyal workers. Combing one’s hair in a dream signifies paying alms tax, or it could mean distributing charities.
A comb in a dream also can be interpreted to denote an honest and a just man, an hour of happiness, or a wise person, a judge, a physician, or a preacher one can benefit from his knowledge.
A comb in a dream also represents a hairdresser or one’s mother. Combing the hair of an unknown woman in a dream represents a wind that will help pollinate the trees. In a dream, a comb also represents a sifter or a sieve.
The teeth of a comb may represent one’s own teeth or the teeth of a saw.
It is also said that combing hair in a dream means weaving a carpet. Combing one’s hair or beard in a dream means dispelling adversities and distress. In a dream, a comb also represents a good man who is just and equitable with all his friends, or it may mean longevity, wealth and victory against one’s enemy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A comedian in a dream also represents someone who sells immodest clothing.
(Also see Humorist)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Fan)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Compensation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see the gnostics of a land means increase in one’s knowledge.
To see the wise men of a land, means increase in one’s wisdom.
To see the preachers of a town in a dream means spiritual growth and increase in one’s happiness.
To see the righteous dwellers of a land and God’s trustees therein in a dream means increase in one’s devotion. Ifone sees past companions alive in a dream, it means prosperity, justice and economic growth for the inhabitants, coming from a God-fearing leadership.
If one sees himself resurrecting one of the companions, their followers or successors in a dream, it means that he will revive his practices and traditions.
If one sees himself turned into one of the known righteous companion or followers of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace in a dream, it means trials in one’s life to equal the exalted station of such blessed beings, though the end is praiseworthy.
(Also see Righteous people; Scholars)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Finding something)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a known young person, or if an old man compliments him in a dream, it means attaining success at their hand.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one hides behind a mountain in a dream, it means placing his trust in a revered or a religious person.
(Also see Clouds)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself making peace with an adversary in a dream, it means that he will call upon a heedless person to walk on God’s path. Making a settlement with an adversary over money in a dream means profits for the lender. In a dream, signing a peace agreement between two enemies in the battlefield means safety and prosperity, intending to get marDICTIONARY OF DREAMS 95 ried, or building a business partnership. Conciliation between arguing drunkards over what they are drinking means enmity between people.
If two groups of opposing trends compromise or consent to respect each others’ philosophy in a dream, it denotes the birth of a new ideology, innovations and trials.
If someone invites a litigant to making an out of court settlement in a dream, it means that he is admonishing people to follow the divine guidance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Secret)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Resin)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To have important relationships in a dream also cools the divine wrath, as when giving charity in secret. This is true unless one’s connections or circle holds to a group of evil companions, or if he mingles with a band of conspirators.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The celestial pole in a dream represents a devout worshiper or a high rankingcommander-Pollux means delays-The Ursa Major and Ursa Minor mean pursuit, following, signs of guidance or tracks of moving around-Triangulum means conditions-Vela means confrontation-Viergo means a contraceptive-and Vulpicula means screaming.
(Also see Celestial spheres; Dog; Star)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A construction worker in a dream also represents someone who stirs-up people against one another for a price.
If some dust falls over him during his work in the dream, it means that he will benefit accordingly, and if no dust falls over him duringhis work in the dream, it means that he will get nothing from inciting people against one another. Ifone sees a construction worker demolishing a wall or a house in a dream, it means that some enmity will grow between friends that could bring about the death of one of them.
(Also see Carpenter; Digging; Labor; Pickax)... Islamic Dream Interpretation