Abacus

Over thousands of years numbers have taken on a mystical and magical quality,...

Abacus

Psychological / emotional perspective Counting is an extension of...

Abacus

Material aspects An abacus may simply be a reminder of times past which...

Abacus

Gives gender - specific An abacus is an introduction to logic, a...

Abandonment

There are actually several meanings of abandonment that can give rise to dream...

Abandonment

Psychological / emotional perspective To be abandoned, i.E. Without...

Abandonment

Material aspects Similar to the sense of being rejected, the sense of...

Abandonment

Gives gender - specific A child’s first and most important...

Abbey

See religious buildings in...

Abcess

See...

Abdomen / Belly / Stomach

When the dream appears to concentrate on the abdomen, there is a need to focus...

Abduct

Abduction in a spiritual sense suggests being taken over by a force that cannot...

Abduct

Psychological / emotional perspective Abduction signifies being taken...

Abduct

Material aspects If we appear to be the victim of abduction in dreams,...

Abduct

Gives gender - specific Often in an intense relationship there is a...

Abnormal

The abnormal or strange traditionally has possessed magical powers,...

Abnormal

Psychological / emotional perspective An awareness of abnormality...

Abnormal

Material aspects If the abnormality is extraordinary, such as an...

Abnormal

Gives gender - specific In the balance within us of masculine and...

Aborigine

Dreams are the soul’s journey to another world, where we can enlist the help...

Abortion

Pregnancy is a time of waiting and an abortion is an enforced ending of that...

Abortion

Psychological / emotional perspective The need to look clearly at what...

Abortion

Material aspects There may be a need to reject a feeling, emotion,...

Abortion

Gives gender - specific When a woman is pregnant and dreams of...

Above

See...

Abroad

Going or being abroad is all about new spiritual experiences. We are moving...

Abroad

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a psychological need to...

Abroad

Material aspects To dream about being or going abroad gives us an...

Abroad

Gives gender - specific Where the dreamer often travels in his or her...

Absence

To experience an absence, or sense of nothingness, suggests the void. This is...

Absence

Psychological / emotional perspective We are in a situation where we...

Absence

Material aspects A dream about someone being absent, or of the absence...

Abuse

Spiritual abuse suggests that our sense of rightness has been violated. Perhaps...

Abuse

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotional abuse in ordinary life...

Abuse

Material aspects Physical abuse can give rise to nightmares and other...

Abyss

The underworld, which contains ghosts, ghouls, demons and inferior matters, has...

Abyss

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a fear of losing...

Abyss

Material aspects To dream of an abyss indicates that you recognize...

Accent

See...

Accident

From a spiritual perspective there is no such thing as an accident, so in...

Accident

Psychological / emotional perspective Such dreams may highlight...

Accident

Material aspects Dreams of being injured, murdered or killed occur...

Ache

See...

Acid

It is the symbolism of acid that is important in a spiritual interpretation. As...

Acid

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically there is an...

Acid

Material aspects A corrosive influence in our lives may be bad but the...

Acorn

Life, fertility and immortality are symbolized by the acorn, as is the...

Acorn

Psychological / emotional perspective The germ of an idea is present....

Acorn

Material aspects When we dream of acorns there is a huge growth process...

Acorn

Gives gender - specific Androgeny is inherent in the acorn along with...

Acquit

Any dream about a judicial process is usually to do with your own internal...

Acquit

Psychological / emotional perspective Whether we have chosen to develop...

Acquit

Material aspects On a more mundane level, to dream that you are...

Actor

There is an idea that we write our own scripts in life, so to perceive an actor...

Actor

Psychological / emotional perspective We each are actors in our own...

Actor

Material aspects To dream of an actor, particularly a famous one, is to...

Actor

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream an actor can represent the...

Adder

See snake and serpent in...

Addict / Addiction

Spiritually, this is connected with the pleasure seeking, hedonistic aspect of...

Addict / Addiction

Psychological / emotional perspective Awareness of addiction in dreams...

Addict / Addiction

Material aspects Such a dream allows us to recognize and acknowledge...

Address

See email, letter and...

Adolescent

See...

Adolescent

If we dream we are an adolescent we are focusing on our undeveloped side....

Adopt

To adopt a person or a way of life is to draw it towards you – to make it...

Adopt

Psychological / emotional perspective It may be that an aspect of your...

Adopt

Material aspects Dreaming of adopting a child suggests you may have...

Adopt

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, being adopted may suggest...

Advertisement

The dreaming mind will often use a well-known object or device to drive home...

Advertisement

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a need to put ourselves...

Advertisement

Material aspects Depending on the other content of the dream, this...

Advice

We all have an inner awareness.

The higher self or spiritual part of...


Advice

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, accepting advice helps...

Advice

Material aspects Receiving advice in a dream means we should consider...

Advice

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, if he is receiving advice...

Aeroplane

By association with the winged chariot, the aeroplane represents a spiritual...

Aeroplane

(Psychological / emotional perspective)an aeroplane denotes a search for...

Aeroplane

Material aspects Dreams of aeroplanes can represent sudden or dramatic...

Aeroplane

Gives gender - specific In some cases the aeroplane can suggest a...

Aeroplane

An aeroplane suggests a swift easy journey with some attention to detail. We...

Affair

Dreaming of an affair shows we are seeking to integrate opposite polarities...

Affair

Psychological / emotional perspective We could be actively seeking...

Affair

Material aspects We need to come to terms with our own sexual needs and...

Affair

Gives gender - specific When a woman dreams of an affair, it is likely...

Afraid

See anxiety dreams in the...

African

Africa is now thought to be where the human race began, so dreams of africa and...

Agate

See gems /...

Agate

(Black) symbolizes wealth, courage, assurance and vigour; (red) peace,...

Aggression

See...

Air

Spiritually, air signifies the breath of life and is the second element in the...

Air

Psychological / emotional perspective Air represents the intellect and...

Air

Material aspects From a pragmatic point of view, air is a force which...

Air Force

See armed...

Airport

An airport, because of its transitory nature, is a place for new experiences....

Airport

Psychological / emotional perspective Being delayed at an airport...

Airport

Material aspects In dreaming of an airport we are entering a stage of...

Albatross

See...

Albatross

As one of the world’s largest birds it can represent a burden or dead weight,...

Albino

See...

Alchemy

Alchemy is the science of transformation and refinement, when crude material is...

Alchemy

Psychological / emotional perspective Alchemy from a psychological...

Alchemy

Material aspects Alchemy began as a rudimentary form of chemical...

Alcohol / Alcoholic

Alcohol as ‘spirit’ or essence is the conjunction of opposites, a...

Alcohol / Alcoholic

Psychological / emotional perspective When the normal constraints we...

Alcohol / Alcoholic

Material aspects When alcohol appears in a dream it suggests that in a...

Alcohol / Alcoholic

Gives gender - specific As the use of alcohol becomes more prevalent...

Alien / Alienated

From a spiritual perspective an alien thought suggests one that goes against...

Alien / Alienated

Psychological / emotional perspective To recognize that you feel...

Alien / Alienated

Material aspects To dream of an alien being suggests that there is...

Allergy

See...

Almond

See food and...

Alone

Spiritually, dreaming of being totally alone suggests that we have reached a...

Alone

Psychological / emotional perspective We have developed the ability to...

Alone

Material aspects Dreaming of being alone can highlight being single,...

Alone

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams, feeling...

Altar

In most religions the altar signifies a sacred space where we commune with the...

Altar

Psychological / emotional perspective The act of sacrifice, or rather...

Altar

Material aspects An altar in a dream represents the means or need to...

Altar

Gives gender - specific Within the framework of the differences...

Amber

See gems /...

Amber

Represents crystallized light. There is an element of magnetism in...

Ambulance

See...

Ambush

Any dream that contains an image representing a force greater than ourselves...

Ambush

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreams of being ambushed suggest...

Ambush

Material aspects Circumstances around us are not what they seem and we...

America

See...

Amethyst

See gems /...

Amethyst

Is the healing gem. Connecting us with the spiritual, it represents the...

Amputation

Spiritually any amputation signifies a loss of some sort – we may be...

Amputation

Psychological / emotional perspective We are suffering from a loss of...

Amputation

Material aspects When we dream of the amputation of one of our own...

Amputation

Gives gender - specific Arising from the patterning laid down in the...

Amulet

See badge and gems /...

Analyst

When we dream of visiting an analyst or therapist we are in contact with the...

Analyst

Psychological / emotional perspective The presence of an analyst in...

Analyst

Material aspects By analysing our actions and ideas – and breaking...

Analyst

Gives gender - specific Often in dreams an analyst will appear as a...

Ancestors

See...

Ancestors

Our customs, ways of behaving, morality and our religious feelings are all...

Anchor

From a spiritual perspective the symbol of the anchor is particularly...

Anchor

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we need...

Anchor

Material aspects When an anchor appears in a dream it usually means the...

Anchor

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream the anchor can sometimes...

Androgen / Androgeny

From the very earliest times the idea of two polarities being able to unite in...

Androgen / Androgeny

Psychological / emotional perspective We need an understanding of how...

Androgen / Androgeny

Material aspects If we dream of someone and cannot decide if they are...

Androgen / Androgeny

Gives gender - specific In both a woman’s dream and a man’s dream...

Anenome

Forsaken by...

Angel

Nowadays, with a greater acknowledgement of the appearance of angelic figures,...

Angel

Psychological / emotional perspective From a psychological perspective...

Angel

Material aspects Dreaming of angels indicates we are searching for a...

Angel

Gives gender - specific Angels’ appearance in dreams – for both...

Anger

Throughout history societies have believed that if their gods are displeased...

Anger

Psychological / emotional perspective We can give ourselves permission...

Anger

Material aspects Anger in a dream can often represent other passionate...

Anima / Animus

See archetypes in the...

Animal With A Cub

This represents motherly qualities and, therefore, the mothering...

Animals

By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more...

Animals

Material aspects When animals appear in a dream they tend to represent...

Ankh

The ankh is a key to the way to knowledge of hidden wisdom. Traditionally it is...

Ankh

Psychological / emotional perspective The symbolism of the ankh is that...

Ankh

Material aspects On a mundane level the symbolism is similar to that of...

Ankh

Gives gender - specific Formed as it is from the symbols of egyptian...

Annoy

See...

Anoint

See spiritual imagery in the...

Ant

See insects...

Antelope

The antelope represents speed, grace and...

Antelope

See...

Anthem

See music and...

Antique

See...

Antlers

Supernatural powers, fertility and nobleness of spirit are represented by...

Antlers

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically these represent...

Antlers

Material aspects The deer is a noble animal, so the interpretation...

Antlers

Gives gender - specific Antlers in dreams may always be considered to...

Anus

The young child’s first experience of control is as he or she gains control...

Anvil

The anvil is an attribute of the forge gods such as thor, vulcan and...

Anvil

Psychological / emotional perspective As an image associated with the...

Anvil

Material aspects Depending on the dream circumstances, the anvil can...

Anvil

Gives gender - specific In both male and female dreams the anvil can...

Ape

As science discovers just how closely associated we are to the ape, it is...

Ape

Psychological / emotional perspective One of the qualities of the ape...

Ape

Material aspects Traditionally, to dream of apes or monkeys links with...

Apocalypse

The end of the world as we know it is such a potent image that it is part and...

Apocalypse

Psychological / emotional perspective Apocalyptic dreams tend to be...

Apocalypse

Material aspects Dreaming of an apocalypse is quite simply marking a...

Apology

Spiritually an apology is an act of self-justification – an understanding of...

Apology

Psychological / emotional perspective It is important that we feel good...

Apology

Material aspects If we dream about giving or receiving an apology we...

Apostle

See spiritual imagery in the...

Apple

Spiritually the apple is the fruit of temptation, yet it is also a magical...

Apple

Psychological / emotional perspective Eating an apple symbolizes the...

Apple

Material aspects Apples on a purely mundane level can signify...

Apple

Gives gender - specific It is mainly by association that the apple has...

Appointment

Time is a man-made concept so, from a spiritual perspective, when we dream of...

Appointment

Psychological / emotional perspective We can perhaps give ourselves a...

Appointment

Material aspects Dreaming of going to an appointment indicates we need...

Apprentice

An apprentice is technically assigned to a worker in order to learn a trade or...

Apprentice

Psychological / emotional perspective Life is a learning process and an...

Apprentice

Material aspects To be learning as an apprentice suggests that we need...

Apprentice

Gives gender - specific Previously apprenticeships were more valid for...

Apron

An apron can represent a badge of office and, as in freemasonry, this suggests...

Apron

Psychological / emotional perspective If you are wearing the apron this...

Apron

Material aspects The apron can represent family ties, constraints or...

Apron

Gives gender - specific It depends on the gender of the dreamer and...

Aquamarine

Embodies the qualities of hope, youth and...

Aquarium

See...

Aquarius

The symbol is the water-bearer and it governs the circulation and ankles.

The...


Arch

Since the arch can suggest the yoni, the feminine receptive principle, this...

Arch

Psychological / emotional perspective The arch marks a turning point;...

Arch

Material aspects When we dream of arches or doorways we are often...

Arch

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, passing through an arch...

Archangel

See angel and spiritual imagery in the...

Arena

Today sport is often used as an energy release, so we are more likely to dream...

Arena

Psychological / emotional perspective We are developing a new focus of...

Arena

Material aspects Dreaming of being in an arena, either as a player or...

Argue / Arguments

Two aspects of an argument are worth noting from a spiritual perspective. You...

Argue / Arguments

Psychological / emotional perspective When challenged it is often...

Argue / Arguments

Material aspects Dream scenarios often mimic everyday problems, so the...

Argue / Arguments

Gives gender - specific Arguments with members of the opposite sex...

Aries

The symbol is the ram and it governs the head.

The colour associated with the...


Armed Forces

Any armed force is a disciplined group made up of many elements. It is this...

Armed Forces

Psychological / emotional perspective To be in the armed forces in...

Armed Forces

Material aspects The idea of fighting for a common cause suggests...

Armed Forces

Gives gender - specific In today’s climate where everything is less...

Armour

Armour, particularly the old style suit of armour, signifies chivalry,...

Armour

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be protecting ourselves...

Armour

Material aspects We need to be aware of emotional and intellectual...

Arms

Arms are significant as a symbol of surrender, wisdom or action. One arm...

Arms

Psychological / emotional perspective Arms – in the sense of weapons...

Arms

Material aspects It is worth noting the significance of the placing of...

Arms

We use our arms in all sorts of different ways. In dreams we may be defending...

Army

See armed...

Arrested

There are times when spiritually we are aware we are not acting according to...

Arrested

Psychological / emotional perspective When in everyday life we are...

Arrested

Material aspects When we dream of being arrested, there may be a lack...

Arrow

Arrows as weapons suggest power, energy and expertise. As a means of pointing...

Arrow

Psychological / emotional perspective Communications that we make could...

Arrow

Material aspects If we dream of shooting arrows we are aware of the...

Arrow

Gives gender - specific The arrow often suggests masculine power in a...

Artist

We tend to personalize our ideas of the creator, or the guiding principle, and...

Artist

Psychological / emotional perspective We need to make use of our desire...

Artist

Material aspects The artist in a dream makes us recognize the artist or...

Arum Lily

Intensity of love and nowadays also...

Ascending / Ascension

We are searching for spiritual awareness. Ascension is an altered state of...

Ascending / Ascension

Psychological / emotional perspective We are becoming conscious of...

Ascending / Ascension

Material aspects If we are climbing stairs, or going up in an elevator...

Ascetic

There is an attempt to find the spiritual in our lives and also a development...

Ascetic

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we are searching...

Ascetic

Material aspects There is some conflict with natural drives. There may...

Ashes

Ashes represent purification and death and symbolically the perishable human...

Ashes

Psychological / emotional perspective A memory or a learnt wisdom needs...

Ashes

Material aspects Ashes in a dream often indicate penitence and sorrow....

Ask

See...

Asp

See snake in...

Assault

See...

Astronaut

Any figure that is not ‘of this world’ alerts us to the possibilities of...

Astronaut

Psychological / emotional perspective In that an astronaut moves among...

Astronaut

Material aspects From a mundane perspective we perhaps need to...

Asylum / Asylum Seeker

To be seeking asylum suggests the recognition that we need a sacred space. In...

Asylum / Asylum Seeker

Psychological / emotional perspective An enclosed space where we have...

Asylum / Asylum Seeker

Material aspects When an asylum seeker appears in dreams it is probable...

Atlas

See...

Atom Bomb

We have become aware of the uncontrollable forces of life and the...

Atom Bomb

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a fear of irrationality...

Atom Bomb

Material aspects Where anxiety regarding the external world is...

Attack

There is a spiritual or psychic threat. We often become aware on very subtle...

Attack

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are the attacker we need to...

Attack

Material aspects Being attacked in a dream indicates a fear of being...

Attack

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream, being attacked will...

Attic

Dreaming of being in an attic is to do with past experiences and old memories....

Attraction

See sex / sexual...

Audience

Spiritually, an audience tends to be either the multiple parts of our...

Audience

Psychological / emotional perspective We need to be considering an...

Audience

Material aspects If we are standing in front of, or broadcasting to, an...

Audition

See exam / being examined and...

Aunt

See...

Aura

The aura is an energy field, perceived clairvoyantly as bands of colour, which...

Aura

Psychological / emotional perspective The aura is a representation of...

Aura

Material aspects To perceive an aura in a dream indicates how powerful...

Australia

See...

Authority Figures

(Such as teachers, doctors etc.) See individual entries and also authority...

Authority Figures Such As Judges, Teachers Etc.

Our concept of authority first develops through our relationship with our...

Autograph

See...

Autopsy

See...

Autumn

Symbolically autumn signifies a time of introspection when we can gain benefit...

Autumn

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically by recognizing...

Autumn

Material aspects We are being made conscious of the sense of something...

Avalanche

The power of our own nature and emotions that have frozen could overwhelm us...

Avalanche

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we need to regain...

Avalanche

Material aspects If we witness an avalanche in our dreams we are...

Axe

The axe represents power, thunder, conquest of error and sacrifice. As a symbol...

Axe

Psychological / emotional perspective From a psychological perspective,...

Axe

Material aspects When we dream of an axe we need to differentiate...

Aztec

See indigenous...

Aztec

Because of the aztecs’ emphasis on warfare, the warrior class was highly...

Babble

When we are conscious of a babble of noise within a dream it suggests that...

Babble

Psychological / emotional perspective Confusion in dreams usually...

Babble

Material aspects As babies are learning to speak, they tend to babble...

Baby

See...

Baby

To dream about a baby that is our own indicates that we need to recognize those...

Baby Animals

The childlike side of our personality, or possibly children known to us, can...

Babysitting

Babysitting is an activity which crosses the divide between the spiritual and...

Babysitting

Psychological / emotional perspective Viewed from a psychological...

Babysitting

Material aspects For many teenagers, babysitting is an ordinary,...

Babysitting

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, to be babysitting suggests...

Bachelor

A bachelor or someone we know to be ‘footloose and fancy free’ appearing in...

Bachelor

Psychological / emotional perspective We need to open up to the...

Bachelor

Material aspects To dream of meeting a bachelor indicates that we are...

Bachelor

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream it shows he may be wishing...

Back

Spiritually, sometimes we have to turn our back on the past and reject the...

Back

Psychological / emotional perspective If we dream of turning our backs...

Back

Material aspects Dreaming of seeing someone’s back suggests we should...

Back

Dreaming of seeing someone else’s back suggests we should identify the more...

Back And Front

The back of anything signifies rejection, and the front acceptance. Conflict...

Backbone

If the backbone is particularly noticeable in a dream, we should consider the...

Backward / Forward

When a backward and / or forward movement is prominent this usually indicates a...

Backwards

To look back into the past can sometimes be detrimental, and at other times...

Backwards

Psychological / emotional perspective When she looked backwards,...

Backwards

Material aspects To dream of going or walking backwards indicates that...

Bad

Spiritually, anything that is bad or decaying has finished a positive cycle and...

Bad

Psychological / emotional perspective If we dream of food being bad, we...

Bad

Material aspects When we dream of something being bad we are being made...

Badge / Brooch

A badge signifies an emblem or insignia of office, an acknowledgement or reward...

Badge / Brooch

Psychological / emotional perspective We have been singled out for...

Badge / Brooch

Material aspects To have our attention drawn to a badge makes us aware...

Badger

The badger is both well loved and much maligned. It signifies a hierarchical...

Badger

See...

Bag

A bag spiritually signifies the secret, the hidden and the occult. Long known...

Bag

Psychological / emotional perspective Depending on the actual bag...

Bag

Material aspects You may be having problems with the more feminine...

Bag

Gives gender - specific Whereas previously men carrying bags were seen...

Baggage

Feelings of sorrow or of being overburdened can manifest in dreams as...

Baggage

Psychological / emotional perspective You are under some psychological...

Baggage

Material aspects To be carrying extra baggage in a dream suggests that...

Bagpipes

See music and musical...

Bailiff

The bailiff in dreams signifies retribution, karma or a backlash of some kind....

Bailiff

Psychological / emotional perspective We have put ourselves at risk and...

Bailiff

Material aspects When a bailiff appears in our dream, we doubt our own...

Bait

Spiritually, when we are strong enough, we must ‘tempt’ negativity in some...

Bait

Psychological / emotional perspective There is an aspect of our lives...

Bait

Material aspects Baiting an animal in dreams suggests a degree of...

Bait

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream, putting down bait can be...

Bake / Baker / Bakery

Since baking is a creative act, combining ingredients to make something new, it...

Bake / Baker / Bakery

Psychological / emotional perspective Our creative ability may need to...

Bake / Baker / Bakery

Material aspects We all have within us the ability to alter our...

Bake / Baker / Bakery

Gives gender - specific If a woman dreams of baking she will recognize...

Balance

Spiritually, balance represents fairness and impartiality.

To be thrown off...


Balance

Psychological / emotional perspective To have the feeling that we are...

Balance

Material aspects When we dream of trying to maintain our balance or of...

Balance

Gives gender - specific In terms of spiritual progression in both...

Balcony

When we dream of being raised above the ground in some way, we are beginning to...

Balcony

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we are searching...

Balcony

Material aspects To dream of being on a balcony suggests that we are...

Balcony

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, being on a balcony...

Balcony

(Or ledge, sill etc.) We all have need for support within our lives and a...

Bald

Priests used to shave their heads to show they had nothing to hide. Before it...

Bald

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of being bald when we...

Bald

Material aspects To dream of someone who is bald when they normally...

Bald

Gives gender - specific Many men nowadays choose to shave their heads...

Ball

See games and...

Ballerina / Ballet Dancer

The figure of a ballerina is dreamlike in waking life, so in dreams a ballerina...

Ballerina / Ballet Dancer

Psychological / emotional perspective We are aware of the creative side...

Ballerina / Ballet Dancer

Material aspects The fairylike appearance of the classical ballerina...

Ballerina / Ballet Dancer

Gives gender - specific Modern ballet is a powerful medium with which...

Ballet

See...

Balloon

A balloon has a similar connotation as the sphere and the ball from a spiritual...

Balloon

Psychological / emotional perspective Balloons were once made of...

Balloon

Material aspects Very often it is the colour of balloons in our dreams...

Ballot

See...

Bamboo

Man is symbolized by the bamboo, inherently perfect yet able to be pliant –...

Bamboo

Psychological / emotional perspective Intellectually, bamboo represents...

Bamboo

Material aspects The pliability of bamboo indicates yielding but...

Bamboo

Gives gender - specific In both male and female dreams the bamboo...

Banana

The banana generally symbolizes fertility and fecundity, but can also suggest...

Banana

Psychological / emotional perspective In conjunction with other fruit,...

Banana

Material aspects Most dreams about fruit are to do with sexuality or...

Banana

Gives gender - specific Other circumstances of the dream will enable...

Band

Dreaming of a band as a group of musicians suggests harmony within the self....

Band

Psychological / emotional perspective There is harmony on a...

Band

Material aspects A band of material or stripe may be highlighting a...

Bandage

Bandages in dreams can signify preservation – as with the bandages of a mummy...

Bandage

Psychological / emotional perspective We may have been made sick or...

Bandage

Material aspects If a bandage is being applied in a dream this shows...

Bang

See explode / explosion and...

Bank / Banker

A bank suggests a secure space, where our spiritual resources are stored and...

Bank / Banker

Psychological / emotional perspective Our internal resources need to be...

Bank / Banker

Material aspects Money and personal resources tend to be the things...

Bank / Banker

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a banker may represent a...

Bankrupt / Bankruptcy

To dream of going or being bankrupt suggests that we have lost or cut ourselves...

Bankrupt / Bankruptcy

Psychological / emotional perspective Formerly, going bankrupt carried...

Bankrupt / Bankruptcy

Material aspects Since bankruptcy signifies a lack of the necessary...

Banner

A common standard of spiritual behaviour might be expected by those who...

Banner

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we may adopt –...

Banner

Material aspects If the banner in the dream is a commercial one, such...

Banquet

See feast, food and...

Baptism

Baptism is symbolic of many things initiation, death and rebirth, regeneration...

Baptism

Psychological / emotional perspective When a ceremony or ritual...

Baptism

Material aspects To dream of being baptised indicates a new influence...

Bar

Since strength is a feature of any bar, such an image becomes the symbol of our...

Bar

Psychological / emotional perspective An iron bar suggests that we...

Bar

Material aspects We need to handle ourselves with strength of purpose...

Bar

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream an iron bar might suggest...

Bar Mitzvah

See ceremony and rite /...

Barb / Barbed Wire

The barb is traditionally the fork that the devil carried with him, with which...

Barb / Barbed Wire

Psychological / emotional perspective Intellectually, there are two...

Barb / Barbed Wire

Material aspects To be surrounded by barbed wire in a dream indicates...

Barb / Barbed Wire

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams a barb...

Barber

The old idea that one’s spiritual power was held in the head gives rise to...

Barber

Psychological / emotional perspective An influence is becoming more...

Barber

Material aspects When we dream of visiting a barber we are considering...

Bare

See nude...

Barge

See push and...

Bark

See dog, forest, tree and...

Barrel

See...

Barrier

In spiritual terms, any barrier suggests a division between two states,...

Barrier

Psychological / emotional perspective As a barrier signifies an...

Barrier

Material aspects If the barrier is a safety barrier we perhaps need to...

Base

Spiritually, base material suggests crudeness and the unformed – something...

Base

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of base material or...

Base

Material aspects If our attention is drawn to the base of an object we...

Basement

See buildings and...

Basement / Cellar

The cellar most often represents the subconscious and those things we may have...

Basket

Baskets traditionally represent the seasons.

A full one, for instance, is...


Basket

Psychological / emotional perspective To be attempting to fill a basket...

Basket

Material aspects If the basket is full of bread it can represent...

Basket

Gives gender - specific Because of its connection with the feminine,...

Bat

A flying bat can represent discernment or obscurity of a spiritual kind.

The...


Bat

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of bats attacking us...

Bat

Material aspects Because popular belief has it that bats are...

Bath / Bathing

From a spiritual perspective, any dream where water is involved suggests an act...

Bath / Bathing

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of bathing someone,...

Bath / Bathing

Material aspects When we dream of being in the bath, it may indicate...

Bath / Bathing

Gives gender - specific For many women a bath can be a relaxing time...

Bathroom

In dreams our attitude to personal cleanliness and our most private thoughts...

Baton

Symbolic of spiritual authority and rhythm, the baton is a tool to enable us to...

Baton

Psychological / emotional perspective If the dream is of a drum baton...

Baton

Material aspects If the dream is of a police baton, then it can...

Baton

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the baton can suggest...

Battery

A battery symbolizes both power and energy.

To dream of a battery running out...


Battery

Psychological / emotional perspective As there are now so many...

Battery

Material aspects More mundanely, we may be having a problem in finding...

Battery

Gives gender - specific In both men and women’s dreams, since the...

Battle / Battleground

See arena, fighting and...

Bay

The wolf baying at the moon shows the overcoming of basic animal...

Bay

Psychological / emotional perspective To be keeping something at bay...

Bay

Material aspects Traditionally to be conscious of a bay or inlet showed...

Bay

Gives gender - specific In dreams the mind frequently gives us images...

Beach

The potential for emotional clarity is present, particularly if the beach is...

Beach

Psychological / emotional perspective Depending on our actions and...

Beach

Material aspects To be on a beach shows our awareness of the boundary...

Beacon

As a source of light, beacons take on the symbolism of illuminating the way to...

Beacon

Psychological / emotional perspective Our emotions may be ‘flaring...

Beacon

Material aspects This can show, variously, as a warning, the need for...

Beacon

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, without the spiritual...

Beads

Beads made from semi-precious stones are used as spiritual reminders – as in...

Beads

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we are looking...

Beads

Material aspects When we dream of beads strung together – for...

Beaker

See...

Bean

The bean can signify immortality and magical power, containing as it does the...

Bean

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically the bean can...

Bean

Material aspects To be storing beans in a dream may show a fear of...

Bean

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream the bean suggests the life...

Bear

The mother appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.

The...


Bear

The bear symbolizes spiritual strength and power, both latent – for example,...

Bear

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we have...

Bear

Material aspects To have a bear appear alive in a dream indicates...

Bear

Gives gender - specific As a protective force in both men’s and...

Beard

Spiritually there is a degree of ambivalence in the symbol of the beard and the...

Beard

Psychological / emotional perspective We perhaps need to consider more...

Beard

Material aspects To dream of a man with a beard generally means we must...

Beard

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream a beard suggests masculine...

Beast

See...

Beating

Particularly if you yourself are taking a beating, humility, anguish and grief...

Beating

Psychological / emotional perspective To be beaten, either physically...

Beating

Material aspects In dreams the act of beating something or someone...

Beaver

As a builder / gatherer the beaver suggests industriousness, preservation and...

Beaver

See...

Bed / Bedroom

Since sleep is a way of leaving the busy world behind, a bed can represent a...

Bed / Bedroom

Psychological / emotional perspective To be going to bed with someone...

Bed / Bedroom

Material aspects To be going to bed alone in a dream can indicate a...

Bed / Bedroom

Gives gender - specific For most people, the bed and bedroom signify a...

Bed / Mattress

This can show exactly what is happening in the subtle areas of our close...

Bedroom

The bedroom portrays a place of safety where we can relax and be as sensual as...

Bedwetting

Bedwetting in dreams can suggest a need for freedom of personal expression. It...

Bedwetting

Psychological / emotional perspective We may have worries about correct...

Bedwetting

Material aspects In dreams, we often regress to a former state, and to...

Bedwetting

Gives gender - specific In everyday life control of the bladder during...

Bee / Beehive

The bee symbolizes immortality, rebirth and order. Through a connection with...

Bee / Beehive

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of a queen bee registers...

Bee / Beehive

Material aspects As a symbol of something to be feared, as well as...

Beetle

The scarab beetle was an ancient egyptian solar symbol – it is said to have...

Beetle

Psychological / emotional perspective The industriousness of the beetle...

Beetle

Material aspects Considered by many to be dirty, in a dream the beetle...

Beg / Beggar

Begging was at one time considered a valid spiritual discipline in that people...

Beg / Beggar

Psychological / emotional perspective More negatively, emotions, drives...

Beg / Beggar

Material aspects To dream of being a beggar represents our own feeling...

Behind

See...

Bell

The bell is an ancient charm against the powers of destruction and ‘bad’...

Bell

Psychological / emotional perspective Bells can indicate the conscience...

Bell

Material aspects Traditionally, to hear a bell tolling in a dream was...

Belly

The belly is the seat of the solar plexus, a spiritual centre or chakra which...

Belly

Psychological / emotional perspective If our own belly is distended in...

Belly

Material aspects You may need to learn to trust your own instincts and...

Belly

Gives gender - specific Often before she knows she is pregnant, a...

Below

See...

Belt

A belt is an insignia of power and can represent either the spiritual power we...

Belt

Psychological / emotional perspective Intellectually we may be...

Belt

Material aspects When we dream of a belt that attracts our attention,...

Belt

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a belt can have the same...

Bend / Bending

The simple explanation of a bend in a path or road is a change in spiritual...

Bend / Bending

Psychological / emotional perspective If you are bending forwards, this...

Bend / Bending

Material aspects When you are bending an object you are hoping to...

Berries

See...

Berries

In general signify a good harvest and also...

Beryl

Is believed to hold within it happiness, hope and eternal...

Bet

See...

Bible

See book and spiritual imagery in the...

Bicycle

Spiritually the bicycle signifies duality or the balance of two aspects of...

Bicycle

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we could be...

Bicycle

Material aspects When we dream of riding a bicycle it shows the need to...

Bicycle

Gives gender - specific A bicycle in a woman’s dream represents...

Bicycle

This suggests youth, freedom and movement without a supporting structure. With...

Big

See...

Bigamy

Spiritually, bigamy can represent the choices one has to make, possibly between...

Bigamy

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream we are married to a...

Bigamy

Material aspects To dream of being a bigamist indicates not being able...

Bigamy

Gives gender - specific As customs change we are less likely to dream...

Bill

To be given a bill (a request for payment) suggests there is a spiritual cost...

Bill

Psychological / emotional perspective In everyday life the exchange of...

Bill

Material aspects Often it is the emotion associated with financial...

Bind / Binding

See...

Binge

Any excess in spiritual terms is an attempt to change consciousness or...

Binge

Psychological / emotional perspective Lack of self-discipline in our...

Binge

Material aspects When we dream of ‘going on a binge’ we may have to...

Birds

As far back as pagan times, man has been fascinated by birds and by flight....

Birds

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, man often needs...

Birds

Material aspects Birds in dreams usually represent freedom,...

Birds

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, a bird can represent the...

Birth

The urge to care, to love and to give birth are all suggested by dreams of...

Birth

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we are coming to...

Birth

Material aspects We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new...

Birth

Gives gender - specific A woman will often dream of small animals and...

Birthday

Any celebration is a time for a release of or change in energy, and a birthday...

Birthday

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of a birthday signifies...

Birthday

Material aspects There may be a sense of anticipation about something...

Bisexuality

Within us we all hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt...

Bite / Bitten

In a dream in which we are biting a person or an object, we have returned to...

Bite / Bitten

Psychological / emotional perspective To be biting into something such...

Bite / Bitten

Material aspects Being bitten in a dream may show that we are...

Bizarre

See types of dreams in the...

Black

Holds within it all colour in potential. It suggests manifestation, negativity...

Black / White Birds

The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the...

Black Hole

In spiritual terms a black hole has the same connotation as the void or the...

Black Hole

Psychological / emotional perspective There are times when a black hole...

Black Hole

Material aspects Experiencing a black hole in dreams can be a little...

Blackberries

Denote sorrow and arrogance, said to date from when lucifer fell into a bush...

Blackbird

See...

Blackmail

Blackmail suggests that there is a part of us that is aware of information that...

Blackmail

Psychological / emotional perspective For many people privacy is a very...

Blackmail

Material aspects When there is conflict between two courses of action,...

Blacksmith

See anvil and...

Blaze

See...

Bless

See spiritual imagery in the...

Blindfold

In spiritual terms, being blindfolded is often seen as a rite of passage. It is...

Blindfold

Psychological / emotional perspective When we cut ourselves off from...

Blindfold

Material aspects If we have been blindfolded in a dream, it shows a...

Blindness

Spiritually, blindness is a form of ignorance. It can suggest the irrational....

Blindness

Psychological / emotional perspective Intellectually we may be aware of...

Blindness

Material aspects If we ourselves are suffering from blindness in a...

Block

A block suggests either a preventative measure or a warning to ensure that we...

Block

Psychological / emotional perspective Blocks appear in dreams when we...

Block

Material aspects In dreams, a block may present itself in many forms....

Block

Gives gender - specific A block as in a cube represents the physical...

Blood

Spiritually, being aware of blood circulating through the body can symbolize...

Blood

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotional abuse and difficulties...

Blood

Material aspects From time immemorial blood has represented the life...

Blood

Gives gender - specific For a woman to dream of menstrual blood may...

Blood

Dreaming of blood can have one of two meanings. It can signify that we feel...

Bloodstone

Holds the qualities of peace and understanding. It is also reputed to grant all...

Blue

The colour of the clear blue sky and is the prime healing colour. It suggests...

Bluebell

...

Blunt

See...

Boar

By association with mythology and children’s fables a boar can suggest evil,...

Boar

Psychological / emotional perspective The boar was once much associated...

Boar

Material aspects One of the ways in which the dream mind can bring...

Boat / Ship

Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘the final journey’. They can...

Boat / Ship

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of being alone in a...

Boat / Ship

Material aspects To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates...

Boats

It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream as to its...

Body

The body is a physical manifestation of an inner spirituality, so in theory...

Body

Psychological / emotional perspective Most experience can be translated...

Body

Material aspects The body represents the individual and is his outward...

Body

To dream of the upper part of the body links with the mind and the spiritual...

Boil

The symbolism of fire applied to water to bring about a change in temperature...

Boil

Psychological / emotional perspective Water often signifies emotion, so...

Boil

Material aspects When we are boiling up – as in running a fever –...

Boil

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream, to be boiling a kettle...

Bolt

Since there is more than one meaning for bolt, you will need to decide which is...

Bolt

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, dream images can...

Bolt

Material aspects When we are bolting a door we may be trying to shut...

Bolt

Gives gender - specific In engineering terms a nut represents the...

Bomb

A bomb exploding in dreams often forecasts an unexpected event. Dreaming of a...

Bomb

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we need to be...

Bomb

Material aspects Bombs appearing in a dream usually indicate some form...

Bonds

There are two meanings for bonds in dreams. One is as in savings bonds...

Bonds

Psychological / emotional perspective Depending on whether we are...

Bonds

Material aspects To dream of promissory notes indicates that we have a...

Bones

Bones are one of the integral parts of man, or indeed of most creatures....

Bones

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of a full skeleton...

Bones

Material aspects Bones appearing in a dream usually indicate that we...

Bonfire

Spiritually, a bonfire reflects the power of the sun and encourages the power...

Bonfire

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are conscious of feeding...

Bonfire

Material aspects To be lighting or tending a bonfire in a dream...

Bonus

A bonus signifies a spiritual benefit earned through hard work and...

Bonus

Psychological / emotional perspective This is a ‘just reward’...

Bonus

Material aspects On a purely mundane level dreaming of a bonus, either...

Book

A book, particularly a sacred one such as the bible or koran, signifies hidden...

Book

Psychological / emotional perspective Intellectually, we are searching...

Book

Material aspects Our search for knowledge and the ability to learn from...

Boot

In many ways a car boot has the same meaning as any empty vessel, a container...

Boot

Psychological / emotional perspective It will depend on whether the...

Boot

Material aspects From an everyday perspective protective footwear...

Border

This signifies meeting a different aspect of the self and through this a new...

Border

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we may need to...

Border

Material aspects A border can appear in many different ways in a...

Borrow

To borrow something implies having to give it back at some point. So, when we...

Borrow

Psychological / emotional perspective The transaction of borrowing...

Borrow

Material aspects On a purely mundane level, when we dream of borrowing...

Bottle

This is a womb symbol the principle of containing and enclosure and,...

Bottle

Psychological / emotional perspective Opening a bottle could mean...

Bottle

Material aspects To a certain extent it depends on which type of bottle...

Bottle

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream, given the above...

Bottom

See body and...

Bouquet

See...

Bow

Variously a bow can indicate superiority, the union of masculine and feminine...

Bow

Psychological / emotional perspective While intellectually we may not...

Bow

Material aspects To perceive a bow, as in cupid’s bow, can indicate...

Bow

Gives gender - specific When the arrow is taken to represent masculine...

Bowl

As with many other symbols of receptivity, a bowl represents ultimate feminine...

Bowl

Psychological / emotional perspective Because of its connection with...

Bowl

Material aspects A bowl of food in a dream represents our ability to...

Box

Any enclosed space tends to signify the feminine containing principle.

A box...


Box

Psychological / emotional perspective Various types of boxes perceived...

Box

Material aspects When we feel boxed in we are being prevented from...

Boy

See...

Boy

To have a dream about a boy shows the potential for growth and new...

Boyfriend

See...

Boyfriend

To dream of a boyfriend, whether present or former, connects with the feelings,...

Brain

The brain is considered to be the seat of the soul. Spiritually it represents...

Brain

Psychological / emotional perspective It is unlikely that anyone will...

Brain

Material aspects When attention is drawn to the brain in a dream, we...

Bread

Bread has always been symbolic of life itself. In its highest aspect it is...

Bread

Psychological / emotional perspective If the bread is out of the...

Bread

Material aspects Dreaming of bread connects us with our need for basic...

Bread

We are looking at our experiences and our basic needs. Unleavened breads, such...

Break

There are two spiritual interpretations for break. One is shattered idealism,...

Break

Psychological / emotional perspective If we dream of breaking...

Break

Material aspects To dream of something being broken symbolizes loss or...

Breasts

To be conscious of breasts in dreams indicates our connection with the mother...

Breasts

Almost inevitably from a spiritual perspective breasts represent motherhood,...

Breasts

Psychological / emotional perspective While intellectually we may deny...

Breasts

Material aspects Representing femininity, breasts are an important part...

Breasts

Gives gender - specific For a man to dream of breasts usually...

Breath / Breathe

See...

Breeze

As a soft wind, a breeze suggests unconditional love and the presence of the...

Breeze

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, for most people...

Breeze

Material aspects To dream of a breeze being meaningful indicates a...

Bride

A bride represents a change of status from the innocent maiden to a woman with...

Bride

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of being at a wedding,...

Bride

Material aspects As marriage itself becomes less important for many, a...

Bride

Gives gender - specific When a woman dreams of being a bride, she is...

Bridegroom

A bridegroom can represent the need to take care of another person, maybe to...

Bridegroom

Psychological / emotional perspective The need for partnership can...

Bridegroom

Material aspects To dream of a bridegroom usually indicates the desire...

Bridegroom

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a bridegroom may be...

Bridge

The bridge is one of the most commonly found images in dreams. It signifies...

Bridge

Psychological / emotional perspective The symbol of a bridge signifies...

Bridge

Material aspects This almost invariably indicates the crossing from one...

Bridle

Spiritually, the bridle has the same connotation as a halter and suggests a...

Bridle

Psychological / emotional perspective The bridle, in reining us in and...

Bridle

Material aspects To be bridled in a dream indicates the need for...

Bridle

Gives gender - specific If the bridle is made of flowers it indicates...

Bright

See...

Broadcast

See...

Broken

See...

Broom / Brush

Magically, a broom is a witch’s implement. In dreams, brooms and brushes can...

Broom / Brush

Psychological / emotional perspective The idea of clearing or cleansing...

Broom / Brush

Material aspects On a mundane level, the proverbs associated with...

Broom / Brush

Gives gender - specific Brooms and brushes have largely given way to...

Brothel

In a bastardization of the original meaning of brothel, such an image suggests...

Brothel

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of a brothel indicates...

Brothel

Material aspects Visiting a brothel suggests the need for comfort and...

Brothel

Gives gender - specific If a woman dreams of being in a brothel, she...

Brother

See...

Brother

A brother can represent both feelings of kinship and of rivalry. In a man’s...

Brotherhood

See...

Brown

The colour of the earth and of commitment. It also symbolizes...

Brutality

See...

Bubble

A bubble being spherical suggests perfection, in this case temporary, and,...

Bubble

Psychological / emotional perspective Bubbles as beautiful but fragile...

Bubble

Material aspects We may dream of bubbles as part of our need to have...

Bucket

The bucket as a hollow object has all the symbolism of the womb and the...

Bucket

Psychological / emotional perspective A bucket with a hole in it...

Bucket

Material aspects When a bucket appears in our dreams, we should be...

Buckle

A buckle can have a double meaning in spiritual terms. It can represent a...

Buckle

Psychological / emotional perspective To be fastening a buckle in a...

Buckle

Material aspects Dreaming of an ornate buckle has the same symbolism as...

Bud

How the world unfolds before us – and how we can influence that – is...

Bud

Psychological / emotional perspective A new idea or way of thinking...

Bud

Material aspects To dream of a bud is to recognize the unfolding of a...

Buddha, Buddhist

See spiritual imagery in the...

Buildings

Buildings in dreams represent the constructions we make in our lives. They are...

Buildings

Psychological / emotional perspective Where in real life we can learn a...

Buildings

Material aspects The features of the building often mirror aspects of...

Bull

Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as...

Bull

The bull is connected with the moon goddesses and also represents taurus in the...

Bull

Psychological / emotional perspective The bull appearing in a dream can...

Bull

Material aspects In dreams, the bull represents the masculine principle...

Bullet

Spiritually, a bullet suggests fast, decisive action, hitting a target.

The...


Bullet

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a need to understand...

Bullet

Material aspects To dream of bullets is often to be aware of aggression...

Bullet

Gives gender - specific A bullet can represent the need for, and...

Burglar

Intrusion – either on a physical or material level – is intrinsic to the...

Burglar

Psychological / emotional perspective A part of our psyche may have...

Burglar

Material aspects When we become aware of a burglar or intruder in our...

Burglar

Gives gender - specific Since traditionally a burglar is perceived to...

Burial

The obvious spiritual symbols of death, loss and pain are relevant here....

Burial

Psychological / emotional perspective To be attending a burial in our...

Burial

Material aspects To have a dream about being buried indicates a fear of...

Burn

Sacrificial fire and its attendant pain has many spiritual connotations.

A...


Burn

Psychological / emotional perspective To be burning rubbish signifies...

Burn

Material aspects A burning building signifies that we are putting an...

Bus

To be travelling by bus can be interpreted in more than one way. Literally the...

Bus

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be experiencing the need...

Bus

Material aspects Travelling on a bus suggests that we are coming to...

Bus

A bus signifies that part of our life journey that we are able to undertake in...

Butcher

The butcher has spiritual connotations with the grim reaper and death.

The...


Butcher

Psychological / emotional perspective We may need to become aware of a...

Butcher

Material aspects We see the butcher as one who mutilates, but provides...

Buttercup

Childishness, innocent...

Butterfly

When seen in dreams or even meditation, the butterfly represents the freed soul...

Butterfly

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, the butterfly...

Butterfly

Material aspects On a practical level, the butterfly represents...

Buttons / Buttonholes

Buttons and buttonholes were simple fastenings holding two different pieces of...

Buttons / Buttonholes

Psychological / emotional perspective Buttons were originally a form of...

Buttons / Buttonholes

Material aspects The size, shape and configuration of the button and...

Buzzard

Consult the entry for vulture in this...

Cable

In the sense of a rope, a cable will represent strength and security, and may...

Cable

Psychological / emotional perspective A cable without a plug implies...

Cable

Material aspects In joining two objects together a cable highlights the...

Cable

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a cable may highlight the...

Caduceus

The caduceus, or double-headed snake entwined round a central staff, is an...

Caduceus

Psychological / emotional perspective The body recognizes and...

Caduceus

Material aspects The caduceus is the sign that is used by doctors and...

Cage / Cell

We need to examine and reconsider ideas and beliefs, particularly about...

Cage / Cell

Psychological / emotional perspective We are being warned that we are...

Cage / Cell

Material aspects The cage normally represents a form of trap or...

Cake

Sensual enjoyment and celebration is represented in dreams by...

Cakes

Cakes or buns used in religious and magical rites and marked with the cross...

Cakes

Psychological / emotional perspective Baking cakes indicates our need...

Cakes

Material aspects When we dream of celebration cakes – such as a...

Cakes

Gives gender - specific Traditionally, baking cakes was a particularly...

Calculator

As a modern day counting device the calculator can signify the complexities of...

Calculator

Psychological / emotional perspective The symbol of a calculator alerts...

Calculator

Material aspects In more mundane terms the presence of a calculator in...

Calendar

A calendar is initially a way of naming periods of time, usually days, though...

Calendar

Psychological / emotional perspective Because time is a self-imposed...

Calendar

Material aspects If a calendar appears in a dream there can be more...

Calf

See baby animals in animals and leg in...

Camcorder / Camera

There is a need to be watchful and perhaps to preserve an image. Tribal...

Camcorder / Camera

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a necessity to retain a...

Camcorder / Camera

Material aspects To be using a camera or camcorder in a dream means...

Camel

The spiritual significance of animals harks back to ancient times.

The camel...


Camel

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically the camel can...

Camel

Material aspects Depending on the environment in the dream the camel...

Camelot

Fairy tales and myths often seem to have arisen from dreams and vice versa, so...

Camelot

Psychological / emotional perspective Camelot is a representation of a...

Camelot

Material aspects As legends and myths take on a life of their own,...

Camelot

Gives gender - specific It will depend upon the dreamer’s own...

Camouflage

Camouflage has the effect of making an object disappear or appear to be...

Camouflage

Psychological / emotional perspective We hide – both from ourselves...

Camouflage

Material aspects Whereas camouflage in nature is a spontaneous...

Camp

See temporary buildings in buildings and also the entry for...

Canal

Because a canal is a man-made structure it suggests an imposed structure,...

Canal

Psychological / emotional perspective We need to structure our...

Canal

Material aspects A dream about a canal usually indicates that we are...

Cancer

Symbolically cancer represents the moon, the eternal mother and the...

Cancer

Psychological / emotional perspective Intellectually we may have worked...

Cancer

Material aspects Cancer is one of the prime fears that a human being...

Cancer

Gives gender - specific Since the astrological sign of cancer...

Cancer

The symbol is the crab and it governs the stomach and higher organs of...

Candle

The symbolism of candles has recently taken on a whole added significance as...

Candle

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically candles can...

Candle

Material aspects In pagan times, the candle or taper represented the...

Candle

Gives gender - specific It has been suggested that the candle...

Cane

Probably used first as a weapon, the cane took on the symbolism of strength and...

Cane

Psychological / emotional perspective Because a cane also represents...

Cane

Material aspects Because many people associate the cane with some form...

Cannibalism

From a spiritual perspective the act of cannibalism is absorbing powers or...

Cannibalism

Psychological / emotional perspective Eating human flesh in a dream can...

Cannibalism

Material aspects To dream of cannibalism usually represents...

Canoe

In polynesia the port hull of the canoe is the ‘wahine’ hull and the...

Canoe

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be protected from our...

Canoe

Material aspects To dream of a canoe suggests that we can only handle...

Canoe

Gives gender - specific By its association with the feminine, in a...

Canopy

Royalty or powerful people often used a canopy with a special symbol either for...

Canopy

Psychological / emotional perspective A canopy protects the head which...

Canopy

Material aspects When we dream of a canopy we are looking to be...

Cap

A cap signifies nobility and freedom.

The jester’s cap was said to be a...


Cap

Psychological / emotional perspective The cap shows the need for...

Cap

Material aspects The cap has the same significance as the hat in dreams...

Capital

See...

Capricorn

The symbol is the goat and it governs the knees.

The colours associated with...


Car

The car is very often representative of our own personal space, an extension of...

Car

Psychological / emotional perspective Dream scenarios involving cars...

Car

Material aspects To dream of being in a car usually alerts us to our...

Car / Carriage / Cart / Chariot

Any wheeled vehicle is by tradition a reflection of us and how we handle life....

Caravan

See...

Caravan Or Motor Home

A caravan that is static will represent temporary security on a small scale,...

Cards

Cards of any type signify visual communication and the ability to convey a...

Cards

Psychological / emotional perspective On a psychological level, card...

Cards

Material aspects Greeting cards are quite literally an acknowledgement...

Caretaker

See security personnel in...

Cargo

In the sense that cargo is goods which require transportation, in dreams it...

Cargo

Psychological / emotional perspective When goods are packed for cargo...

Cargo

Material aspects Cargo has the same significance as luggage and...

Cargo

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream bearing cargo may suggest...

Caring Professions Such As Nurses, Nuns Etc.

Often these characters represent the side of us that has been ‘called’ or...

Carnation

...

Carnelian

Highlights friendship, courage, self-confidence and...

Carpet

See furniture /...

Carpet

Often when carpets appear in a dream we are looking at our emotional links with...

Carriage / Cart / Chariot

The carriage is a symbol of majesty and power, and a chariot also represents...

Carriage / Cart / Chariot

Psychological / emotional perspective Any symbol which signifies our...

Carriage / Cart / Chariot

Material aspects In modern times most people will dream about the car...

Carry

When we are prepared to ‘carry’ something we are taking spiritual...

Carry

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of carrying someone...

Carry

Material aspects When we are aware of carrying an object we need to...

Cash

See...

Cask

Tlike most containers, a cask represents the feminine principle.

An...


Cask

Psychological / emotional perspective It is more likely to be the...

Cask

Material aspects Since a cask or barrel is often hand-made, to dream of...

Cask

Gives gender - specific For a woman a cask will represent her ability...

Castle

Dreaming of a castle links us to the principle of an enclosed and defended...

Castle

Psychological / emotional perspective Before we can be fully open to...

Castle

Material aspects A castle can represent the fantastic, the unattainable...

Castle

Gives gender - specific The castle represents the essential feminine...

Castle / Citadel / Fortress

The castle or fortress has been seen as a defended space since medieval times...

Castration

Dreaming of castration means we are prepared to make a life sacrifice, to give...

Castration

Psychological / emotional perspective Conventionally, there may be some...

Castration

Material aspects In any dream that contains sexual trauma, we are being...

Castration

Gives gender - specific Castration in a man’s dream suggests that...

Castration

In a dream this suggests fear of loss of masculinity and sexual...

Cat

To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings,...

Catacomb / Crypt

As a place of hidden forces and occult power, in dreams the catacomb will...

Catacomb / Crypt

Psychological / emotional perspective Our subconscious fears or...

Catacomb / Crypt

Material aspects Many dreams contain images which are to do with a...

Caterpillar

The symbol of a caterpillar is of metamorphosis or the spiritual potential,...

Caterpillar

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of caterpillars would...

Caterpillar

Material aspects The caterpillar appearing in a dream usually indicates...

Caterpillar

Gives gender - specific The caterpillar is a recognizable first symbol...

Cauldron

Spiritually the cauldron symbolizes renewal and rebirth. Many folk tales use...

Cauldron

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, when a cauldron...

Cauldron

Material aspects Almost universally the cauldron represents abundance,...

Cauldron

Gives gender - specific Originally the cauldron was round-bottomed,...

Cave

In common with many underground symbols, the cave represents spiritual shelter...

Cave

Psychological / emotional perspective Passing through a cave signifies...

Cave

Material aspects As with the catacombs, the cave represents a doorway...

Cave

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams a cave...

Ceiling

A ceiling will often represent the division between the spiritual and mundane...

Ceiling

See...

Celebration

See...

Celebrity

Spiritually, as we reach for perfection we need to ‘work through’ various...

Celebrity

Psychological / emotional perspective Celebrities, pop, film and sports...

Celebrity

Material aspects Most of us are capable of creating an ideal person on...

Celebrity

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a male celebrity may...

Cellar

See...

Cemetery

A cemetery is the place of the dead but also of spiritual regeneration. As a...

Cemetery

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams we can often allow our...

Cemetery

Material aspects The cemetery and its association with death can have a...

Centaur

Traditionally, the centaur was half-man and half-beast, and this creature is...

Centaur

Psychological / emotional perspective The symbol of a centaur in a...

Centaur

Material aspects To have a centaur appear in a dream demonstrates the...

Centre

In spiritual geometry, the centre of anything represents totality and...

Centre

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, to be at the...

Centre

Material aspects To dream of being at the centre of something, such as...

Centre

To be particularly conscious of the centre of any aspect of a dream indicates...

Ceremony

Ceremonies and rituals are used for initiation – to be accepted by a group...

Ceremony

Psychological / emotional perspective Any major life change has a...

Ceremony

Material aspects When we dream of taking part in a ceremony or...

Ceremony

You might like to consult the entries for altar and rite / ritual as well as...

Certificate

As a paper acknowledgement of a learnt skill, a certificate suggests awareness...

Certificate

Psychological / emotional perspective Being given a certificate or...

Certificate

Material aspects Since it confers status, we may dream of a certificate...

Chain

In religious art bondage and slavery, dignity and unity are all symbolized by...

Chain

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, we can become...

Chain

Material aspects To dream of chains in any form indicates a type of...

Chair

See furniture...

Chair

Psychological / emotional perspective From medieval times the chalice...

Chair

Material aspects In dreams the chalice represents the feminine. It can...

Chair

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the chalice tends to...

Chair

A chair can indicate that we need a period of rest and recuperation. We may...

Chalice

The chalice is symbolic of the source of inexhaustible sustenance, abundance...

Challenge

A spiritual challenge in dreams is one which takes us outside our comfort zone....

Challenge

Psychological / emotional perspective We are forced to reassess our...

Challenge

Material aspects To be challenged in dreams perhaps by someone barring...

Chameleon

We are recognizing either in ourselves or others the ability to adapt and to...

Champion

See win /...

Chant

See charm, music and...

Chaos

Before the universe began it was thought there existed a disordered state of...

Chaos

Psychological / emotional perspective A disorderly mass or jumble of...

Chaos

Material aspects Chaos and confusion in dreams represent the changes...

Chapel

See religious buildings in...

Charity

Charity comes from the word caritas which means ‘caring from the heart’....

Charity

Psychological / emotional perspective Charity has implications in our...

Charity

Material aspects To dream of giving or receiving charity has a lot to...

Charm

Technically, a charm is a spell or object possessing magic power, and was...

Charm

Psychological / emotional perspective Continuing the idea of magic, to...

Charm

Material aspects One of the magical techniques is to ‘charm’...

Chase / Chased

Spiritually the image of being chased or pursued suggests either fear of our...

Chase / Chased

Psychological / emotional perspective Being chased by shadows shows the...

Chase / Chased

Material aspects Dreaming of being chased or of trying to escape is...

Chase / Chased

Gives gender - specific It is not unusual for a woman to dream that...

Chasm

We are faced by the unconscious, the void. In developing spiritually there is...

Chasm

Psychological / emotional perspective We are being confronted by...

Chasm

Material aspects When we dream of a chasm or large hole, we are usually...

Chemist / Chemistry

The alchemist is one who changes base material into spiritual gold. Each of us...

Chemist / Chemistry

Psychological / emotional perspective On a psychological level the...

Chemist / Chemistry

Material aspects To dream of a chemist is to link with that part of...

Cherries

Are thought to represent youth and innocence and sometimes even...

Cherub

See angels and spiritual...

Chess

Based as it is on a battle, chess highlights the conflict between the spiritual...

Chess

Psychological / emotional perspective Playing chess and losing...

Chess

Material aspects In dreams, chess can express any internal conflict. It...

Chest / Box

Pandora’s box and the story of how negativity was released into the world is...

Chest / Box

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally, we need to give some...

Chest / Box

Material aspects A chest or box appearing in a dream delineates the way...

Chicken

The imagination is being used to serve a practical function. There is potential...

Child

(Who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) dreaming of a child gives us...

Child / Children

See...

Chimney

Any opening in a roof of a temple, tepee, tent, etc. Represents the awareness...

Chimney

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, a chimney and...

Chimney

Material aspects When we dream of chimneys we are linking with a very...

Chimney

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream the chimney may symbolize...

Chimney

As a passage from one state to another and a conductor of heat, in dreams the...

Chinese

Traditionally chinese people often followed a combination of religious beliefs,...

Chisel

In sacred architecture the chisel is the active, masculine principle in...

Chisel

Psychological / emotional perspective Our intellectual need to succeed...

Chisel

Material aspects The meaning of a chisel in a dream would depend on...

Chisel

Gives gender - specific In modern times the use of tools is not so...

Chocolate

In the mayan culture chocolate was food fit for the gods. This puts it in the...

Chocolate

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally comforting, chocolate...

Chocolate

Material aspects It is now well known that chocolate contains an...

Chocolate

Gives gender - specific Often highlighted as a suitable gift for...

Chocolate

As something considered to be the food of the gods and of the spirits,...

Choice / Choose

Choice in dreams suggests that we must weigh up two alternatives – right or...

Choice / Choose

Psychological / emotional perspective Decision-making can be difficult...

Choice / Choose

Material aspects When in our working or personal life we choose a...

Choice / Choose

Gives gender - specific Most women will make choices from an emotional...

Choke

Choking can indicate spiritual conflict and restraint. Choking in a dream...

Choke

Psychological / emotional perspective Being choked suggests that we are...

Choke

Material aspects When we find ourselves choking in a dream we are...

Chop

See axe and...

Chrysalis

Metamorphosis and magical powers are symbolized by the chrysalis. That which is...

Chrysalis

Psychological / emotional perspective Change is taking place within us,...

Chrysalis

Material aspects There are two ways in which a chrysalis can be...

Chrysalis

Gives gender - specific As a period of gestation, the chrysalis may...

Chrysanthemum

Cheerfulness and...

Chrysolite

Represents wisdom, discretion, tact and...

Chrysoprase

Symbolizes gaiety and unconditional happiness. It is also the symbol of...

Church

See religious buildings below and in spiritual imagery in the...

Church

See religious buildings in...

Churning

Ultimately, chaos must give way to order. One school of thought is that form...

Churning

Psychological / emotional perspective We very often need to become...

Churning

Material aspects Most dreams in which there is a liquid being churned,...

Circle

See shapes /...

Circles

Represent the inner being or the self. They are also unity and...

Circumambulation

We symbolize creating the centre of our universe by circumambulation. Many...

Circumambulation

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we all need to...

Circumambulation

Material aspects To be walking around a building or a particular spot...

Circumcision

See sex / sexual...

Circumference

Spiritually the circumference of a circle delineates a dividing line between...

Circumference

Psychological / emotional perspective We are on the edge of new...

Circumference

Material aspects To be held within the circumference of a circle is to...

City

A spiritual community to which we belong can be represented in dreams by a...

City

Psychological / emotional perspective A city usually has a core...

City

Material aspects Dreaming of a city, particularly one known to us, is...

Clamp

Any kind of clamp implies restraint – to dream of one indicates we are being...

Clamp

Psychological / emotional perspective To find ourselves using a clamp...

Clamp

Material aspects A car being clamped in dreams suggests a deliberate...

Clean / Clear

Cleanness or clarity represent spiritual purity. Cleanliness, in the sense of...

Clean / Clear

Psychological / emotional perspective To be cleaning an article...

Clean / Clear

Material aspects When dirty water runs clear or we have a sense of...

Cliff

The cliff edge denotes a step off into the unknown.

A cliff equally can...


Cliff

Psychological / emotional perspective There may be a step we need to...

Cliff

Material aspects To be on the edge of a cliff in a dream indicates the...

Climate

Nature and natural occurrences have always played an important part in man’s...

Climate

Psychological / emotional perspective Climate changes in dreams can...

Climate

Material aspects As the world is seen to undergo climate change through...

Climb

Ascension, in the sense of climbing to achieve enlightenment, is an often...

Climb

Psychological / emotional perspective Climbing upwards suggests we are...

Climb

Material aspects To dream of climbing is to dream of getting away from...

Cloak

See...

Clock

See...

Close / Closed

Spiritually to be close to someone is to have empathy with them.

A closed...


Close / Closed

Psychological / emotional perspective We can indicate to ourselves in...

Close / Closed

Material aspects To be close to someone in a dream can mean we are...

Clothes

Clothes can suggest spiritual protection.

For instance, certain types of...


Clothes

Psychological / emotional perspective Clothes often act as a form of...

Clothes

Material aspects The clothes we wear in a dream can often depict the...

Clothes

Being fully clothed would suggest feelings of guilt or...

Clouds

Being unreachable, clouds symbolized the potency of the ultimate. Similar to...

Clouds

Psychological / emotional perspective We may have a hidden depression,...

Clouds

Material aspects Dreaming of clouds can have two meanings, depending on...

Clover

The three-leaved clover is an example of body, soul and spirit, or any...

Clover

Psychological / emotional perspective We need to look at our ability to...

Clover

Material aspects Traditionally the clover plant is considered to be...

Clover

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream clover generally...

Clover

The holy trinity,...

Clown

Spiritually the figure of the clown has the same significance as the jester,...

Clown

Psychological / emotional perspective The clown will often suggest the...

Clown

Material aspects In life a true clown must register his mask after...

Club (People)

Organized ritual and dance as an expression of an inner rhythm is an important...

Club (People)

Material aspects When we dream of being in a club such as a night-spot...

Club (Weapon)

The club as a weapon is a stereotype of masculinity, although rather crudely...

Club (Weapon)

Psychological / emotional perspective We have great strength at our...

Club (Weapon)

Material aspects To dream of using a weapon to club someone denotes an...

Club (Weapon)

Gives gender - specific Rather obviously, a club can be taken as a...

Coat / Cloak / Shawl

Any type of coat can suggest warmth and love, but also protection. This...

Cobweb

It will depend on the state of the cobweb as to the spiritual...

Cobweb

Psychological / emotional perspective The cobweb, because it is easily...

Cobweb

Material aspects On a purely practical level the cobweb symbolizes...

Cock

The cock is the symbol of a new day and of vigilance or watchfulness. It...

Cock

The masculine principle, the spiritual bird of fame and the dawn are all part...

Cock

Psychological / emotional perspective We may need to be more up front...

Cock

Material aspects The cock has always been a symbol of a new day, and of...

Cock

Gives gender - specific There is obvious significance in the slang...

Cocoon

See...

Code

A spiritual code may appear in dreams as an unrecognizable language which...

Code

Psychological / emotional perspective To be deciphering a code in...

Code

Material aspects To be using a door code or some kind of numerical...

Coffin

Redemption, resurrection and salvation are all symbolized by the coffin....

Coffin

Psychological / emotional perspective We are perhaps shutting our own...

Coffin

Material aspects When we dream of a coffin, we are reminding ourselves...

Coins

See...

Cold

The loss of our connection to the spirit realms can be felt in dreams as...

Cold

Psychological / emotional perspective A physical feeling in dreams...

Cold

Material aspects To be conscious of cold in a dream is to be aware of...

Collapse

Anything which collapses suggests there is not enough energy to hold a...

Collapse

Psychological / emotional perspective When an object in dreams...

Collapse

Material aspects If a barrier or wall is seen to collapse without...

Colours

Colour affirms the existence of light. In spiritual terms, red is the colour of...

Colours

Psychological / emotional perspective The symbolism of colour is very...

Colours

Material aspects Colour is a vital part of symbolism, dream and...

Column

Spiritually a single column has the same significance as a tower, a structure...

Column

Psychological / emotional perspective Single columns could represent...

Column

Material aspects A column will suggest the penis but also masculinity....

Comb

Fertility, the rays of the sun, entanglement and music are all represented by...

Comb

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be conscious of the fact...

Comb

Material aspects A comb is a many-toothed implement and often...

Comb

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, a comb can indicate...

Combat

See argue / arguments, conflict, fight and...

Combine

See...

Comet

The coming of calamity, war, fire or danger can be seen in dreams as the comet....

Comet

Psychological / emotional perspective As an intense, rare occurrence...

Comet

Material aspects To dream of seeing a comet is to recognize the...

Committee

A committee is a group of people brought together for a specific purpose....

Committee

Psychological / emotional perspective When a consensus of opinion or a...

Committee

Material aspects In working life, a committee in dreams signifies a...

Commune

A commune suggests a group of like-minded people who have chosen to live...

Commune

Psychological / emotional perspective Finding ourselves living in a...

Commune

Material aspects In dreams a commune may represent any ‘family’ to...

Communication

Any tool of communication – telephone, mobile or cellphone, email, fax...

Communication

Psychological / emotional perspective The computer can symbolize...

Communication

Material aspects Communication occurs on so many levels that images of...

Commute

Since commuting implies changing – perhaps moving from personal concerns to...

Commute

Psychological / emotional perspective Just as our mindset must change...

Commute

Material aspects In modern-day life commuting has turned into a time of...

Compass

When we are trying to find direction, and overcome our own spiritual...

Compass

Psychological / emotional perspective Often having the same...

Compass

Material aspects Dreaming of a compass is often an attempt to find a...

Compass

Gives gender - specific In magical work the compass is used to help...

Compete / Competition

Any competition suggests a struggle between two polarities, though in the...

Compete / Competition

Psychological / emotional perspective To be competing in a dream is to...

Compete / Competition

Material aspects As today’s world is highly competitive our dreams...

Compete / Competition

Gives gender - specific Competition in both men’s and women’s...

Completing A Journey

Arriving home, touching down and so on – indicates the successful completion...

Composite Animals

To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what...

Computer

See communication, email and...

Conch

See...

Concubine

See sirens in archetypes in the...

Condemn

See judge / judgement and...

Confer / Conference

A conference holds the symbolism of a group meeting together to achieve a...

Confer / Conference

Psychological / emotional perspective To find ourselves at a conference...

Confer / Conference

Material aspects Conferring signifies a bringing together of perhaps...

Confess / Confession

Confession is a recognition of those aspects of our lives which are not within...

Confess / Confession

Psychological / emotional perspective To be confessing to someone else...

Confess / Confession

Material aspects We feel that we are carrying a responsibility which we...

Confess / Confession

Gives gender - specific When the other person is known in dreams or of...

Conflict

When two opposing forces meet, particularly in the spiritual sense, this is...

Conflict

Psychological / emotional perspective Conflict suggests that two...

Conflict

Material aspects The dream image of conflict arises when we are at odds...

Conflict

Gives gender - specific It is supposed that men are more logical in...

Connect / Combine

Part of the process of spiritual development is integration – making...

Connect / Combine

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of connecting or...

Connect / Combine

Material aspects Making connections in dreams can signify forming...

Connect / Combine

For further clarity read the information on composite animals in animals, as...

Consecrate

See spiritual imagery in the...

Conservation

Conservation suggests that we are aware of global issues and spiritual...

Conservation

Psychological / emotional perspective Conservation implies the best...

Conservation

Material aspects As the issue becomes more noticeable in everyday life...

Constipation

Retention signifies an inability to let go of the past or of previous patterns...

Contagion / Contagious

See...

Contaminate / Contamination

See...

Contraception

Dreaming of contraception can indicate a fear of pregnancy and...

Contraceptive

See sex / sexual...

Contract

A contract suggests a spiritual...

Contract

Psychological / emotional perspective In that a contract is a binding...

Contract

Material aspects A work contract denotes a commitment of our working...

Contract

Gives gender - specific As women are able to exercise more autonomy...

Convent

See spiritual imagery in the...

Convict / Conviction / Convince

A conviction in the sense of a firm belief is a necessary part of spiritual...

Convict / Conviction / Convince

Psychological / emotional perspective All three aspects (convict,...

Convict / Conviction / Convince

Material aspects To receive a conviction, therefore, means to be at the...

Convolvulus

See binding and...

Cooking

Cooking can symbolize creativity. There is a delightful fable which tells how...

Cooking

Psychological / emotional perspective To be able to move forward in our...

Cooking

Material aspects To be cooking in a dream is to be preparing...

Cooking

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream cooking may suggest...

Copy

Copying in spiritual terms signifies reproducing the perfect, producing duality...

Copy

Psychological / emotional perspective To be copying an action in dreams...

Copy

Material aspects When we find ourselves making copies we are aware that...

Cord

The silver cord – that subtle energy which holds the life force within the...

Cord

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a need to be...

Cord

Material aspects Within any relationship there are certain restrictions...

Corn

The great mother, or mother nature, in her nurturing aspect is always shown...

Corn

Psychological / emotional perspective To be harvesting corn is to be...

Corn

Material aspects Most dreams containing images of corn or wheat...

Corn

Gives gender - specific Women are much more in touch with the natural...

Corner

To turn the corner spiritually is to gain a new perspective on our own...

Corner

Psychological / emotional perspective We are making available a hidden...

Corner

Material aspects To turn a corner in a dream indicates that we have...

Corner

This shows we have accepted the need for a change of direction. We may have...

Cornucopia

The horn of plenty is an image common in one form or another in all spiritual...

Cornucopia

Psychological / emotional perspective Within ourselves we have...

Cornucopia

Material aspects Like the conch shell, to dream of a cornucopia can...

Corporate

A corporate environment in dreams will suggest a diverse group of people who...

Corporate

Psychological / emotional perspective A corporate environment will not...

Corporate

Material aspects This can simply represent our everyday workplace or a...

Corridor

See...

Corruption

Any kind of corruption suggests deliberate interference in a negative way....

Corruption

Psychological / emotional perspective Corruption denotes a tainting or...

Corruption

Material aspects An article which is decaying or corrupted is now no...

Cosmetics

The personality can and does show itself in many guises. From a spiritual...

Cosmetics

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we may feel that...

Cosmetics

Material aspects To be using cosmetics in a dream can have two...

Count

See abacus and...

Counterfeit

See fake /...

Countryside

The forces of nature in us can be symbolized by scenes of the countryside. We...

Countryside

Psychological / emotional perspective There is, in most people’s...

Countryside

Material aspects When we dream of the countryside we are putting...

Coup

See...

Court

A court in the sense of a legal arena suggests judgement by a higher authority....

Court

Psychological / emotional perspective Appearing in court suggests that...

Court

Material aspects Taking someone to court for a debt or a minor offence...

Court

Consult authority figures in people, crime / criminal, debt, games, judge /...

Courtyard

In dreams, the courtyard is a place of refuge, if only transitory at times, and...

Cousin

See extended family in...

Coven

A coven is a gathering of a group of people with a common belief, particularly...

Coven

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of belonging to a...

Coven

Material aspects The popular image of a coven of witches can appear in...

Coven

Gives gender - specific Since coven also means a religious assembly in...

Coven

Consulting the entries for magic / magician and witch as well as spiritual...

Cover

Covering something suggests obliterating it or hiding that which we do not want...

Cover

Psychological / emotional perspective Covering over anything signifies...

Cover

Material aspects It will depend what and how we are covering in dreams....

Cow

The eternal feminine, especially the mother or mother figure, is often depicted...

Cow

See...

Coyote

See wolf in...

Crab

The astrological sign of cancer and the great mother are both represented by...

Crab

Psychological / emotional perspective Because the crab has a hard shell...

Crab

Material aspects A crab appearing in a dream can indicate mothering,...

Crab

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the crab will often...

Crack

There may be a spiritual flaw in our make-up.

A little thought should reveal...


Crack

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically a crack may...

Crack

Material aspects Dreaming of an article which is cracked indicates our...

Cradle / Crib

The physical as opposed to the spiritual body is sometimes represented as a...

Cradle / Crib

Psychological / emotional perspective An empty cradle can represent a...

Cradle / Crib

Material aspects To dream of a cradle or crib can represent new life or...

Cradle / Crib

Gives gender - specific As a precognitive dream a cradle can represent...

Cranberries

Stand for the earth’s abundance, yet tinged with bitterness and...

Crane

As a bird, the crane is a messenger of the gods. It allows communion with the...

Crane

Psychological / emotional perspective We are capable of gaining control...

Crane

Material aspects When we dream of a building crane we are often being...

Crash

Crashing actually suggests breaking up and signifies, therefore, a difficulty...

Crash

Psychological / emotional perspective A crash as in a collision...

Crash

Material aspects A computer crashing in dreams signifies a loss of...

Credit

To be given credit, whether financial or otherwise, is to receive the correct...

Credit

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream about credit cards...

Credit

Material aspects Financial transactions of any sort in dreams highlight...

Crescent

See shapes / patterns and...

Crescents

(Including the sickle and crescent moon) signify the feminine, mysterious power...

Cricket

See games and...

Crime / Criminal

A crime or criminal in spiritual terms signifies an offence against spiritual...

Crime / Criminal

Psychological / emotional perspective We all have a part of ourselves...

Crime / Criminal

Material aspects Criminal activity offends against both personal...

Crocodile

Liberation from the limitations of the world is symbolized by the crocodile....

Crocodile

Psychological / emotional perspective To see a crocodile in dreams...

Crocodile

Material aspects To dream of crocodiles, or indeed any reptile,...

Crocodile

Gives gender - specific In the egyptian story of isis and osiris the...

Cross

See anger, shapes / patterns and spiritual imagery in the...

Crosses

Signify the realization (in the sense of making real) of spirit into...

Crossing

Crossing a river or chasm often depicts death. This is not necessarily a...

Crossing

Psychological / emotional perspective We may encounter something we...

Crossing

Material aspects To dream of crossing a road is recognizing the...

Crossroads

A crossroads is a magical but dangerous space, full of spiritual potential,...

Crossroads

Psychological / emotional perspective We are in a situation where two...

Crossroads

Material aspects Dreaming of crossroads indicates that we are going to...

Crow

Dreaming of a crow can have two meanings. Traditionally the crow warns of...

Crow

See...

Crowd

A crowd suggests a group with a popular belief, or common religious feelings....

Crowd

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of being in a crowd...

Crowd

Material aspects We may wish to camouflage our feelings from others, to...

Crown

A crown signifies a change into a different level of awareness, victory over...

Crown

Psychological / emotional perspective We may have striven for something...

Crown

Material aspects To dream of a crown is to acknowledge our own success,...

Crucible

See spiritual imagery in the...

Crucifixion

See spiritual imagery in the...

Crude

Crude signifies the rough or unworked part of creation. It has been given form...

Crude

Psychological / emotional perspective Crudeness suggests the rawness of...

Crude

Material aspects In terms of everyday life, if an article seems crude...

Cry

See emotions and...

Crystal

See gems /...

Crystal

Symbolizes purity, simplicity and magical...

Cube

See shapes /...

Cubes

See...

Cuckoo

The meaning of the cuckoo is rather ambivalent. It can represent deviousness or...

Cuckoo

See...

Cul-De-Sac

A cul-de-sac in spiritual terms suggests futility and sometimes lack of...

Cul-De-Sac

Psychological / emotional perspective We are stuck in patterns of...

Cul-De-Sac

Material aspects When we find ourselves trapped in a cul-de-sac it...

Cup

The feminine awareness of the draught of life, immortality and plenty is...

Cup

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are open to the more...

Cup

Material aspects An offering or opportunity is being offered in...

Cup

Gives gender - specific To some extent the interpretation depends on...

Cupboard

A cupboard was initially just that, a place to store utensils. Now it often...

Cupboard

Psychological / emotional perspective Various types of cupboard can...

Cupboard

Material aspects Clearing out a cupboard indicates that we may have to...

Cure

See heal /...

Cushion

See furniture /...

Cut

See knife, operation and...

Cymbals

Spiritually cymbals signify two inter-dependent halves – one cannot normally...

Cymbals

Psychological / emotional perspective We are reconciling passion and...

Cymbals

Material aspects Cymbals are connected with rhythm and sound, so for...

Cymbals

Gives gender - specific Any instrument which is struck in a woman’s...

Daffodil

Deceitful in...

Dagger

In dreams the dagger represents an age-old instrument of blood sacrifice....

Dagger

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, to be penetrated...

Dagger

Material aspects When a dagger appears in a dream, the meaning can...

Dagger

Gives gender - specific As with any weapon in a man’s dream, the...

Daisy

See...

Daisy

Wakefulness and...

Dam

The image of a dam presupposes that there is a block to progress. However, one...

Dam

Psychological / emotional perspective While consciously we may need to...

Dam

Material aspects When we dream of a dam its significance may vary. We...

Damage

Damage from a spiritual perspective can be very subtle, so to dream of an...

Damage

Psychological / emotional perspective To be damaging an object in...

Damage

Material aspects If we dream of damaged articles it may be worthwhile...

Damage

Gives gender - specific Damage to the self, as in self-harm, in both...

Dance / Dancing

Spiritually, dancing has always been taken to represent the rhythm of...

Dance / Dancing

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, dance can be a...

Dance / Dancing

Material aspects Dance has always represented freedom and been symbolic...

Danger

Dreaming of being in a dangerous or precarious position can indicate a...

Danger

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreams can often point to a...

Danger

Material aspects When we find ourselves in dangerous circumstances in...

Danger

Gives gender - specific Men and women perceive danger differently in...

Dare

See...

Dark / Darkness

That side of the personality where chaos may reign, and where, unless some...

Dark / Darkness

Psychological / emotional perspective Intellectually, we are in touch...

Dark / Darkness

Material aspects To dream of being in the dark usually represents a...

Dart(S)

As with any penetrative weapon, a dart is seen as strength, control and...

Dart(S)

Psychological / emotional perspective Since it requires expertise and...

Dart(S)

Material aspects Darts can symbolize harsh words deliberately intended...

Dart(S)

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a dart may be seen as a...

Date (Fruit)

Fruit, and particularly the date, is often associated with fertility and...

Date (Fruit)

Psychological / emotional perspective Our deepest emotional needs need...

Date (Fruit)

Material aspects Because dates are rather an exotic fruit, when we...

Daughter

See...

Daughter

When the relationship with a daughter is highlighted in dreams, it often...

Dawn / Day And Night

A form of spiritual illumination is quite often felt within this type of dream....

Dawn / Day And Night

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we are aware of...

Dawn / Day And Night

Material aspects To dream of a dawn or a new day represents a new...

Day / Date

A certain date or day could point to information about a spiritual festival or...

Day / Date

Psychological / emotional perspective Very often the psyche gives us...

Day / Date

Material aspects In dreams, a day may also represent a much longer...

Dead People

To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our...

Dead People

Psychological / emotional perspective Memories can remain buried for...

Dead People

Material aspects Dead people we have known appearing in dreams usually...

Deal

A deal in spiritual terms is a negotiation between two aspects of self the...

Deal

Psychological / emotional perspective When there is some difficulty in...

Deal

Material aspects As so much of everyday life is taken up with deals and...

Deal

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a deal is likely to...

Death

Death is a transition from an awareness of the gross physical to the more...

Death

Psychological / emotional perspective On an intellectual level we are...

Death

Material aspects Traditionally to dream of death indicated the...

Debate

The spiritual implications of a debate within a dream are to do with...

Debate

Psychological / emotional perspective When we find that we are in a...

Debate

Material aspects Listening to a debate suggests that there are things...

Debate

Gives gender - specific Since debate often contains both logic (a...

Debris

See...

Debt

Power or energy that we feel we owe to a force other than ourselves may be...

Debt

Psychological / emotional perspective Being unable to pay a debt...

Debt

Material aspects As debt becomes more prevalent in everyday life, the...

Decadence

Decadence suggests a fall from grace or a debasement of the natural laws. It...

Decadence

Psychological / emotional perspective Decadence suggests self interest...

Decadence

Material aspects As poverty becomes more of a global issue, we become...

Decay

Decay in dreams is evidence of the natural cycle of life growth, decline and...

Decay

Psychological / emotional perspective When something is decaying it is...

Decay

Material aspects In mundane terms, we have a situation in our lives –...

Deceive

See...

Decide / Decision

Decisions are an integral part of spiritual progression, and to be conscious of...

Decide / Decision

Psychological / emotional perspective Fear and doubt can prevent us...

Decide / Decision

Material aspects Often when we are unable to make a decision in waking...

Decorate / Decoration

Decoration is a way of honouring the divine and there is much symbolism...

Decorate / Decoration

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of decorating a...

Decorate / Decoration

Material aspects Colour may be important in the way we decorate our...

Decorate / Decoration

Gives gender - specific Men’s and women’s dreams may be very...

Deep

The unknown, and therefore the unfathomable, is often symbolized by depth in...

Deep

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be trying to understand...

Deep

Material aspects When we dream of the deep we are usually considering...

Deer

See...

Deer / Reindeer

The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The deer...


Defeat

To suffer defeat in a spiritual sense is to be overcome by...

Defeat

Psychological / emotional perspective To feel defeated is to recognize...

Defeat

Material aspects To be defeated signifies that there are situations...

Defecate

See excrement in...

Defend / Defence

Defending anything in a dream is protecting it spiritually, perhaps from...

Defend / Defence

Psychological / emotional perspective Defending our position suggests...

Defend / Defence

Material aspects Putting up a defence, perhaps a wall or barrier,...

Defend / Defence

Gives gender - specific If a woman is defending herself in a dream she...

Deformed Animals

The dreamer realizes that some of his impulses are out of...

Defy / Defiant

Originally ‘to defy’ meant to renounce our faith, but its more modern day...

Defy / Defiant

Psychological / emotional perspective To be defiant suggests that we...

Defy / Defiant

Material aspects When we defy authority in dreams it is often because...

Delay

Delay from a spiritual perspective suggests that the time is not right for a...

Delay

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are causing delay then we...

Delay

Material aspects Delay can signify a lack of organization and can also,...

Demolition

Fanaticism and anarchy (a need to break down or destroy an old order) can be...

Demolition

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be conscious of a build-up...

Demolition

Material aspects It rather depends on the circumstances in the dream...

Demon

Although the word ‘demon’ originally came from the greek word for...

Demon

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologists now believe that...

Demon

Material aspects Passionate beings with their own agenda, demons may...

Demonstrate / Demonstration

When we take part in a public demonstration we are declaring our allegiance to...

Demonstrate / Demonstration

Psychological / emotional perspective To demonstrate is to prove...

Demonstrate / Demonstration

Material aspects When we find ourselves demonstrating a skill that we...

Dentist

Dreaming of a dentist, since the emphasis is on the mouth, may signify that we...

Dentist

Psychological / emotional perspective Because of its association with...

Dentist

Material aspects In everyday life the development of teeth is thought...

Departing

See journey and leave /...

Departures From Airports, Stations, Etc.

Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is...

Depression

See emotion and...

Derelict

A derelict building or person signifies a lack of hope, a ‘lost...

Derelict

Psychological / emotional perspective Since hope and faith are two...

Derelict

Material aspects When the energy has gone from a project or, for...

Descent / Descending

Going down into the underworld, the quest for mystic wisdom, rebirth and...

Descent / Descending

Psychological / emotional perspective Descent often signifies applying...

Descent / Descending

Material aspects When we dream of a descent, such as coming down a...

Desert

A desert can symbolize desolation and abandonment, but also a place of...

Desert

Psychological / emotional perspective Desertion implies that all...

Desert

Material aspects To dream of being alone in a desert signifies a lack...

Desert Island

See...

Desk

See altar and...

Destination

A spiritual goal or aspiration is signified in dreams by knowing what our...

Destination

Psychological / emotional perspective Destinations such as exotic and...

Destination

Material aspects Dreaming of trying to get to a particular destination...

Destinations

When they become apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives...

Destroy

See...

Devil

The devil tends to be seen as the personification of evil, or lucifer, who,...

Devil

Psychological / emotional perspective In order to deal with the...

Devil

Material aspects In previous times, the figure of the devil was one to...

Devil

Gives gender - specific The devil as satan used to appear with some...

Devour

Clearing evil or decay, or taking in good, is symbolized as devouring it –...

Devour

Psychological / emotional perspective If we ourselves are devouring...

Devour

Material aspects When we dream of being devoured we are facing our fear...

Dew

Spiritual refreshment, benediction and blessing are all symbols connected to...

Dew

Psychological / emotional perspective We may need to accept that...

Dew

Material aspects Dew or gentle rain falling in a dream can represent a...

Diadem

The diadem or tiara is perceived as an emblem of the queen of heaven and the...

Diadem

Psychological / emotional perspective There is always a magical feeling...

Diadem

Material aspects The diadem or tiara in a dream often acknowledges the...

Diadem

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream she is more likely to be...

Diamond

See gems /...

Diamond

Has a number of influences light, life, the sun, durability, incorruptibility,...

Diamond Shapes

In a dream indicate that we have both greater and lesser options available to...

Dice / Die

Dice or a die, through the play on words, is a way of taking chances, which, in...

Dice / Die

Psychological / emotional perspective If someone else is rolling the...

Dice / Die

Material aspects To be playing with dice in a dream emphasizes the fact...

Dictator

See...

Dictators

(Hitler, stalin etc.) If we have, or had, an overbearing father, a known...

Digging / Excavation

Spiritually we need to have access to the characteristics of the unconscious....

Digging / Excavation

Psychological / emotional perspective On a creative level we may have...

Digging / Excavation

Material aspects Often when we begin the process of learning about...

Dinosaurs

See individual entry and also the entry for...

Dinosaurs

We all have within us a chaotic past which has been a huge part of our lives....

Dinosaurs

Psychological / emotional perspective We are in touch with an archaic...

Dinosaurs

Material aspects When we dream of monsters or prehistoric animals we...

Direction

See...

Dirty

Evil or negative impulses are often represented in dreams as things or people...

Dirty

Psychological / emotional perspective To be dirty in a dream may...

Dirty

Material aspects We will dream of being dirty when we are not operating...

Disagree

See argue / arguments, conflict and...

Disaster

A disaster in dreams is any negative event that tests our beliefs and finer...

Disaster

Psychological / emotional perspective Disasters such as crashing...

Disaster

Material aspects Many disasters in dreams echo difficulties in everyday...

Disciple

See...

Discover

There is much spiritual information that is revealed only when we are ready for...

Discover

Psychological / emotional perspective Discovering the unexpected in...

Discover

Material aspects When the correct method or information needed for...

Discrimination

Being able to discriminate suggests that we have sufficient vision to be able...

Discrimination

Psychological / emotional perspective If we find we are being...

Discrimination

Material aspects The need to discriminate and take the best option...

Disease

See ill /...

Disk

Divinity and power are represented spiritually by the disk, through its...

Disk

Psychological / emotional perspective The disk in a dream has...

Disk

Material aspects A computer disk suggests that there is a great deal of...

Dismemberment

Dismemberment of the body, or indeed any dream where some type of fragmentation...

Dismemberment

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we need to take...

Dismemberment

Material aspects A situation may be tearing us apart and drastic action...

Dissect / Divide

Any division or deliberate dissection into two parts or more suggests a...

Dissect / Divide

Psychological / emotional perspective To divide into parts signifies...

Dissect / Divide

Material aspects When we are dissecting a body or animal we are trying...

Diving

Diving suggests the taking of spiritual risk. Skydiving suggests pitting...

Diving

Psychological / emotional perspective We need to be extremely focused...

Diving

Material aspects To dream of diving can represent the need for freedom...

Divorce

To dream of divorce would suggest that there is a loss of integration in our...

Divorce

Psychological / emotional perspective Divorce – that is, a sense of...

Divorce

Material aspects Dreaming of divorce may actually refer to our feelings...

Divorce

Gives gender - specific In any dream where the differences between...

Doctor

The presence of a doctor in dreams suggests the appearance of the healer...

Doctor

Psychological / emotional perspective It will depend what sort of...

Doctor

Material aspects When we dream of a doctor we are aware that we need to...

Doctor

Gives gender - specific By and large a woman will tend to dream of the...

Doctor

You might like to consult the entries for analyst and medication / medicine as...

Dog

We may recognize a faithful and constant companion, a protector or, more...

Dog

A dog symbolizes the guardian of the underworld. In egyptian mythology this is...

Dog

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of a pack of wild dogs...

Dog

Material aspects Dreaming of a dog depends on whether it is one known...

Doll

The doll can be a representation of the soul of a particular person who can be...

Doll

Psychological / emotional perspective We tend to learn through play,...

Doll

Material aspects A doll can depict either how we felt as a child, or a...

Dolphin

In dreams the dolphin represents spiritual sensitivity and safety. They are...

Dolphin

Psychological / emotional perspective The dolphin may portray the more...

Dolphin

Material aspects Dolphins are perceived by sailors as saviours and...

Domesticated (Tame) Animals

When we dream of domesticated animals we are aware of those parts of ourselves...

Donkey

See horse in animals...

Door

Spiritually a door represents the sheltering aspect of the great...

Door

Psychological / emotional perspective If the door in the dream is shut...

Door

Material aspects A door in a dream signifies a movement between two...

Doors

Doors often refer to the openings of the body and, therefore, by default,...

Dove

As the bringer of calm after the storm, in dreams the dove depicts the soul and...

Dove

See...

Dragon

The dragon is traditionally the guardian of power.

The original of all...


Dragon

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a heroic part in each of...

Dragon

Material aspects The dragon is a complex and universal symbol. Seen as...

Dragonfly

Though the dragonfly’s physical existence is short, it symbolizes immortality...

Dragonfly

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be pursuing a dream, but...

Dragonfly

Material aspects To dream of a dragonfly is to appreciate the need for...

Draught

The holy spirit manifested as a rushing wind to enable the disciples to spread...

Draught

Psychological / emotional perspective Traditionally, a cold draught...

Draught

Material aspects To feel a draught in a dream is to be aware of an...

Draughts / Chequers

See...

Drink

Spiritually there is a belief that the drinking of wine is, or symbolizes, the...

Drink

Psychological / emotional perspective Drinking, not necessarily of...

Drink

Material aspects To be drinking in a dream is to be absorbing or taking...

Drive

See...

Driving Any Sort Of Vehicle

This symbolizes our self-control and awareness of how external circumstances...

Drowning

Drowning symbolizes an immersion in the sea of life, and therefore a loss of...

Drowning

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are drowning in a dream...

Drowning

Material aspects Drowning may also indicate a perceived inability to...

Drugs

It has long been known that ingesting certain substances, particularly herbal...

Drugs

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be attempting to avoid...

Drugs

Material aspects When drugs appear in a dream – whether...

Drum

The drum is an instrument that beats a rhythm. Thus it comes to represent the...

Drum

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be seeking a more natural...

Drum

Material aspects To hear a drum in a dream indicates the basic rhythm...

Drunk

In previous societies it was an accepted part of life that, at certain times,...

Drunk

Psychological / emotional perspective Being drunk indicates the need to...

Drunk

Material aspects To be drunk in a dream means that we are abandoning...

Duck

In a dream a duck denote some kind of superficiality or...

Duck

The duck as a bird is said to be a symbol of superficiality, presumably because...

Duck

Psychological / emotional perspective We may need to allow the current...

Duck

Material aspects As always, other circumstances in the dream may...

Eager

Eagerness signifies a passionate commitment to a cause or...

Eager

Psychological / emotional perspective To be eager in dreams, for...

Eager

Material aspects When we feel deeply about a subject we become focused...

Eagle

As a bird of prey, in dreams an eagle signifies domination and supremacy. It...

Eagle

The eagle represents a form of spiritual victory and the ability to be...

Eagle

Psychological / emotional perspective We can take authority for our own...

Eagle

Material aspects An eagle signifies inspiration and strength. As a bird...

Early

See...

Earn / Earnings

See...

Earth / Earthquake

Earth is the great mother and is synonymous with fertility.

An earthquake...


Earth / Earthquake

Psychological / emotional perspective We all have the need to be...

Earth / Earthquake

Material aspects Dreaming of an earthquake alerts us to an inner...

Earth / Earthquake

Gives gender - specific Symbols and images relating to earthiness and...

East

The east in spiritual terms has from ancient time suggested the spring, a time...

East

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be looking towards new...

East

Material aspects Specifically dreaming of the east indicates we are...

Easter Egg

An easter egg is associated with spring, rebirth and...

Easter Egg

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of an easter egg...

Easter Egg

Material aspects The easter egg is a pagan symbol of renewal and in...

Easter Egg

Gives gender - specific Arising from the symbolic meaning of eggs,...

Eat / Eating

There is a belief that we are reputed to become what we eat, so to feed...

Eat / Eating

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of eating may denote...

Eat / Eating

Material aspects To be eating in a dream shows that one is attempting...

Eating The Animal

Such an image is often about the ‘demons’ we create which can only be...

Eclipse

On a spiritual level, an eclipse can represent a loss of faith, a darkening of...

Eclipse

Psychological / emotional perspective We are about to go through a...

Eclipse

Material aspects Dreaming of an eclipse signifies our fears and doubts...

Ecology

As ecology is the branch of science that deals with relationship and...

Ecology

Psychological / emotional perspective As the earth becomes more...

Ecology

Material aspects Dreams to do with ecological concerns usually focus on...

Eden

See...

Edge

An edge suggests a changeover from one state of awareness to another, being on...

Edge

Psychological / emotional perspective An edge signifies a lip or rim...

Edge

Material aspects To actually be on the edge of something in dreams may...

Education

Education can be taken as a symbol of spiritual...

Education

Psychological / emotional perspective Since dreaming of education...

Education

Material aspects To dream of a place of education, such as a school or...

Eel

See serpent and snake in...

Effigy

See...

Egg

The life principle and the germ of all things are said to be contained in the...

Egg

Psychological / emotional perspective We have a sense of wonder to do...

Egg

Material aspects The egg is the symbol of unrealized potential, of...

Egg

Gives gender - specific For a woman, an egg will usually have links...

Eight

See...

Eight

Death and resurrection, infinity. Practicality, power, business ability,...

Ejaculation

From a spiritual viewpoint, ejaculation may signify a loss of power or ‘the...

Ejaculation

Psychological / emotional perspective The act of ejaculation in dreams...

Ejaculation

Material aspects Our instinctive attitude to sex often becomes apparent...

Ejaculation

Gives gender - specific Most teenage boys have what are called...

Ejaculation / Emission

The conflicts that arise in us because of our sexual desire for someone can be...

Eject

To be ejected means to be thrown out and in a spiritual sense suggests being...

Eject

Psychological / emotional perspective To eject an object in dreams is...

Eject

Material aspects From a purely pragmatic viewpoint, any ejection...

Eject

Gives gender - specific The act of ejection implies the use of force....

Elder / Elderly

The elders in a tribal society traditionally had the wisdom of age and...

Elder / Elderly

Psychological / emotional perspective From an emotional perspective, in...

Elder / Elderly

Material aspects The elderly in dreams can symbolize old fashioned or...

Elder / Elderly

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the elders or the elderly...

Election

See...

Electricity

Electricity symbolizes the greater spiritual power. Without an efficient,...

Electricity

Psychological / emotional perspective If in a dream we receive what...

Electricity

Material aspects Electricity often represents power and it will depend...

Element / S

Since the word ‘element’ means first principle, spiritually this can mean...

Element / S

Psychological / emotional perspective Water is the element most...

Element / S

Material aspects Fire represents energy and power and earth represents...

Elephant

To see an elephant in a dream is to recognize the qualities of patience, long...

Elephant

See...

Eleven

See...

Eleven

Eleventh hour, the master...

Elixir

In alchemy an elixir is capable of prolonging life and of transmuting base...

Elixir

Psychological / emotional perspective A substance such as an elixir,...

Elixir

Material aspects In mundane terms an elixir is a distillation of the...

Eloping / Elopement

Elopement signifies a union – spiritual or otherwise – particularly in...

Eloping / Elopement

Psychological / emotional perspective In a dream, planning an elopement...

Eloping / Elopement

Material aspects Dreaming of eloping, particularly with someone you...

Eloping / Elopement

Gives gender - specific Since men and women would in waking life view...

Email

Spiritually, an email signifies fast, efficient...

Email

Psychological / emotional perspective As the email – mail by...

Email

Material aspects In dreams, a message by email has for most people...

Embers

The embers of a fire will symbolize a spiritual energy that is beginning to die...

Embers

Psychological / emotional perspective Embers suggest emotions that have...

Embers

Material aspects As embers are what is left when material has been...

Embezzle

See...

Emblem

An emblem is a symbol, a pictorial representation of something that allows the...

Emblem

Psychological / emotional perspective In a more technological age an...

Emblem

Material aspects An emblem, much like the knight’s standard of old,...

Embryo

The core of physical being is the embryo, a union of masculine and feminine...

Embryo

Psychological / emotional perspective We are linking back to...

Embryo

Material aspects To dream of an embryo or foetus is to become aware of...

Embryo

Gives gender - specific Since a woman is more intimately concerned...

Emerald

See gems /...

Emerald

Embraces immortality, hope, youth, faithfulness and also the beauty of...

Emergency

Experiencing an emergency in a spiritual sense is having to deal with the...

Emergency

Psychological / emotional perspective Any emergency puts our emotions...

Emergency

Material aspects What seems like an emergency to one person may not be...

Emigrate

Emigration symbolizes moving away from our perceived comfort...

Emigrate

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of emigrating we...

Emigrate

Material aspects In the ordinary everyday world we do not often have...

Emotions

Our emotional requirement, particularly responsiveness to the more subtle...

Emotions

Psychological / emotional perspective Occasionally, in order to...

Emotions

Material aspects Within the framework of a dream our emotions can seem...

Emperor Or Empress

See king and queen in this...

Employment

Spiritual employment suggests using our talents and gifts effectively for the...

Employment

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are fully employed and...

Employment

Material aspects Dreams about employment are often more to do with...

Empty

Spiritually, any sort of experience that brings about a sense of emptiness...

Empty

Psychological / emotional perspective We may need space to be ourselves...

Empty

Material aspects To experience emptiness in a dream indicates there is...

Enchantress

An enchantress exudes the destructive side of the feminine, represented by, for...

Enchantress

Psychological / emotional perspective The enchantress can appear in...

Enchantress

Material aspects The enchantress is such a strong image within both the...

Enclosed / Enclosure

Spiritually, any enclosure represents the protective aspect of the great...

Enclosed / Enclosure

Psychological / emotional perspective Aspects of ourselves that are too...

Enclosed / Enclosure

Material aspects In dreams, the defence mechanisms we put in place to...

Enclosed / Enclosure

Consulting the introduction for information on the great mother and also the...

Encourage

Encouragement in dreams is often symbolized by a parental, authority type of...

Encourage

Psychological / emotional perspective There is an inner aspect of our...

Encourage

Material aspects To encourage is to ‘give heart to’ and from a...

End / Ending

An ending from a spiritual viewpoint indicates a successful conclusion.

To be...


End / Ending

Psychological / emotional perspective A situation that may have given...

End / Ending

Material aspects To dream of there being an end or an ending to...

Enemy

Any spiritual conflict may have us cast a dream character as an enemy.

An...


Enemy

Psychological / emotional perspective By definition, an enemy is...

Enemy

Material aspects When we are in a confrontational situation the...

Engine

An engine is symbolic of our own spiritual inner motivations and...

Engine

Psychological / emotional perspective To perceive a diesel or railway...

Engine

Material aspects The motivating drive or energy that we need within a...

Engine

This represents our basic motivation our instinctive drives and possibly the...

Engineering

Spiritual engineering signifies gaining control of our own inner power and...

Engineering

Psychological / emotional perspective Engineering suggests the ability,...

Engineering

Material aspects To dream of engineering is to link with our ability to...

Engrave / Engraving

An engraving is a carving of special meaning, either because of its content or...

Engrave / Engraving

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of engraving an...

Engrave / Engraving

Material aspects If we dream of finding an engraved article we might...

Enormous

See...

Enter / Entrance

Because of the symbolism of moving from the external to an inner enclosed...

Enter / Entrance

Psychological / emotional perspective When we need to be in touch with...

Enter / Entrance

Material aspects An entrance in a dream has the same significance as a...

Environment

See the introduction and...

Epidemic / Plague

Spiritually an epidemic constitutes a generalized plague, infection or...

Epidemic / Plague

Psychological / emotional perspective For an epidemic / plague to take...

Epidemic / Plague

Material aspects To dream of an epidemic suggests that we are under...

Equal / Equality

Any image that portrays things as being equal suggests that there is an...

Equal / Equality

Psychological / emotional perspective Equal suggests ‘the same as’...

Equal / Equality

Material aspects Any dream of equality can highlight our relationships...

Equal / Equality

Gives gender - specific As women’s equality has become more...

Erosion

Erosion being the wearing down of a hard substance, it symbolizes submission to...

Erosion

Psychological / emotional perspective Extreme emotion can be very...

Erosion

Material aspects Such an image can suggest that, by perseverance, we...

Eruption

See explode / explosion and...

Escape

Escape represents our own need for spiritual freedom and the ability to...

Escape

Psychological / emotional perspective Trying to escape from someone...

Escape

Material aspects When we dream of escape we are trying to move beyond...

Escape

Gives gender - specific Broadly, escape in a woman’s dream will have...

Esoteric Figures

(Astrologers, magicians etc.) Any character within our dreams who appears to...

Estimate

See quote /...

Evaporation

Fire and water combined is an alchemical symbol for the transformative power of...

Evaporation

Psychological / emotional perspective By raising one’s consciousness,...

Evaporation

Material aspects To be aware of water in a dream and then realize that...

Evening

Evening signifies old age, wisdom and many years of spiritual...

Evening

Psychological / emotional perspective The evening can be a synonym for...

Evening

Material aspects When we are aware of it being evening in a dream, we...

Evil

Evil in the sense of moral wickedness is often personified in dreams by the...

Evil

Psychological / emotional perspective Evil is an expression of...

Evil

Material aspects To experience evil in a dream is usually to be...

Evolution

Evolution in the spiritual sense is the opening out to a new and better state...

Evolution

Psychological / emotional perspective To experience evolution in dreams...

Evolution

Material aspects Dreaming of evolution and its associated issues such...

Exam / Being Examined

There is recognition of the need for spiritual examination and a degree of...

Exam / Being Examined

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be in the habit of setting...

Exam / Being Examined

Material aspects Dreaming of examinations (particularly educational...

Exchange

Spiritually any exchange signifies the idea of give and...

Exchange

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, as in real life, to be...

Exchange

Material aspects An exchange suggests that someone or some circumstance...

Excommunicate

Technically, to be excommunicated is to be denied access to the sacraments, so...

Excommunicate

Material aspects As humans we have a strong need at times to belong to...

Excrement

You may not have progressed on a subconscious level beyond a feeling that...

Excrement

In ancient times the power of the person was said to be contained in his...

Excrement

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreams of excrement suggest that...

Excrement

Material aspects When we dream of faeces or excrement we are returning...

Execute

An execution often suggests a violent conclusion. Its secondary meaning...

Execute

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a sense of coercion –...

Exhibit / Exhibition

To dream that we are being exhibited probably means that our spiritual identity...

Exhibit / Exhibition

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we do not...

Exhibit / Exhibition

Material aspects An exhibition hall tends to be a place where similar...

Exit

Spiritually an exit can suggest that we must consider leaving a situation that...

Exit

Psychological / emotional perspective An exit is a way out, so for this...

Exit

Material aspects If an exit is barred, there is little that we can do...

Exorcise / Exorcism

Spiritually exorcism depicts a rite or ceremony deliberately designed to get...

Exorcise / Exorcism

Psychological / emotional perspective When emotion becomes unbearable,...

Exorcise / Exorcism

Material aspects Dreaming of exorcism suggests that there is a...

Explode / Explosion

An explosion in a spiritual sense would suggest a revelation of some sort, a...

Explode / Explosion

Psychological / emotional perspective A forceful explosion of an...

Explode / Explosion

Material aspects An explosion in a dream usually indicates a release of...

Expose / Exposure

Exposure has two connotations spiritually.

The first suggests vulnerability...


Expose / Exposure

Psychological / emotional perspective When we feel exposed in dreams it...

Expose / Exposure

Material aspects When a particular task or project is not going well,...

Expose / Exposure

Gives gender - specific Of necessity in relationships, we have to open...

Extended Family

(Such as cousins, aunts, uncles) members of the extended family usually appear...

Extinct

When energy is perceived as extinct it has been deadened for some...

Extinct

Psychological / emotional perspective An extinct volcano suggests that...

Extinct

Material aspects Dreaming of extinct animals such as dinosaurs suggests...

Extinguish

Extreme suffering – spiritual, emotional or physical – may be perceived as...

Extinguish

Psychological / emotional perspective Usually extinguishing suggests...

Extinguish

Material aspects When we dream of extinguishing fire or light it is...

Extra-Terrestrial

Extra-terrestrial beings in spiritual terms are those that do not have the same...

Extra-Terrestrial

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally, anything that is...

Extra-Terrestrial

Material aspects From a practical perspective, there is no reason to...

Eyes

Any dream in which the eyes play an important part is to do with observation...

Eyes

See...

Fabric

Material or fabric in spiritual terms is that which has become tangible or has...

Fabric

Psychological / emotional perspective Originally simply any...

Fabric

Material aspects In mundane parlance, fabric in dreams is a tactile...

Fabulous Beasts

(Such as centaurs, griffins, minotaurs and unicorns) fearsome and terrifying...

Fabulous Beasts

Psychological / emotional perspective Given the freedom to create, the...

Fabulous Beasts

Material aspects In dream imagery, in order to draw the dreamer’s...

Fabulous Beasts

Gives gender - specific The unicorn has its horn representing...

Face

Traditionally the face represented, or rather symbolized, the basic powers of...

Face

Psychological / emotional perspective We learn most about people from...

Face

Material aspects To concentrate on somebody else’s face in a dream is...

Factory

Being a commercial building a factory suggests manifestation from the spiritual...

Factory

Psychological / emotional perspective A factory is often a large, busy...

Factory

Material aspects Depending on what seems to be happening in a dream a...

Fail / Failure

When we have a sense of failure in dreams this may be highlighting depression...

Fail / Failure

Psychological / emotional perspective The fear of failure is almost...

Fail / Failure

Material aspects Personal failure in a dream indicates a degree of...

Fair / Fairground

A metaphor for life itself, with its merry-go-round and its spiritual ‘ups...

Fair / Fairground

Psychological / emotional perspective The fairground has a dreamlike...

Fair / Fairground

Material aspects To dream of being in a fairground may represent a...

Fairy

Fairies are a specific group of otherworldly beings with mystical abilities...

Fairy

Psychological / emotional perspective Fairies are known to be...

Fairy

Material aspects Because fairies are representations of the elemental...

Fake / False

Anything that is fake or false is counterfeit (made in imitation of the...

Fake / False

Psychological / emotional perspective When we become aware that...

Fake / False

Material aspects A counterfeit object is one that in comparison with...

Falcon

The falcon shares much of the symbolism of the eagle. As a bird of prey, it...

Falcon

Ascension and freedom from spiritual bondage are represented by the falcon, a...

Falcon

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of a falcon or any...

Falcon

Material aspects The power that we have to succeed must be used in a...

Fall / Falling

Spiritual fear or forgetfulness is symbolized here, particularly the fall from...

Fall / Falling

Psychological / emotional perspective Falling has come to be...

Fall / Falling

Material aspects A fall in a dream outlines the need to be grounded, to...

N

See...

Fame

Spiritually, fame suggests the need to accept our own integrity, our ability to...

Fame

Psychological / emotional perspective The ego – our sense of...

Fame

Material aspects Dreaming of being famous, or of achieving fame within...

Family

The family symbolizes the spiritual triangle, the unification of love and...

Family

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically the struggle for...

Family

Material aspects The family is the first basic security image that we...

Famine

A famine symbolizes a lack of spiritual sustenance, which should give us enough...

Famine

Psychological / emotional perspective Famine from an emotional...

Famine

Material aspects In the western world famine is not so prevalent but as...

Famine

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams famine...

Famous People

Spiritually, as we reach for perfection we need to ‘work through’ various...

Famous People

Psychological / emotional perspective Famous people, pop and film stars...

Famous People

Material aspects Most of us are capable of creating an ideal person on...

Famous People

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a male pop star or famous...

Famous People

Consult the information on the animus / anima in the introduction and also the...

Fanatic

A fanatic was initially ‘one who was inspired by god’, zealous in all he...

Fanatic

Psychological / emotional perspective When we find ourselves in dreams...

Fanatic

Material aspects Without determination and tenacity many tasks cannot...

Far / Near

In dreams, space and time can become confused. Dreaming of something that is...

Fare

A fare-paying dream often occurs when one feels that past actions have not been...

Fare

Psychological / emotional perspective Demands may be being made on us...

Fare

Material aspects To be paying a fare in a dream is acknowledging the...

Farm / Farmyard

A farmyard is an enclosure in which we may feel safe and, to some extent,...

Farm / Farmyard

Psychological / emotional perspective Our natural drives such as a need...

Farm / Farmyard

Material aspects To be in a farmyard in a dream (if it is not a memory)...

Farm / Farmyard

Gives gender - specific The agricultural environment is an easy way to...

Fast

See...

Fasting

Fasting is a very old way of bringing about a change in consciousness, and also...

Fasting

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreams while actively fasting can...

Fasting

Material aspects Deliberately depriving the body of sustenance in a...

Fat

Dreaming of becoming fat means we are recognizing the need to widen the scope...

Fat

Pharaoh’s dream of seven fat cows being devoured by seven lean ones is a...

Fat

Psychological / emotional perspective Depending on how we think of our...

Fat

Material aspects To dream of being fat alerts us to the defences we use...

Fat

Gives gender - specific A woman will sometimes dream of becoming fat...

Father

If the relationship with father has been successful in waking life, the dream...

Father

See...

Fax Machine / Fax

See...

Feast

See...

Feather

Feathers, particularly white ones, are said to symbolize the heavens and...

Feather

Psychological / emotional perspective Feathers often represent flight...

Feather

Material aspects Feathers in a dream could denote softness and...

Feed / Feeding

See eat /...

Feet / Foot

See...

Fence

A fence can represent spiritual boundaries. We need to be aware of what checks...

Fence

Psychological / emotional perspective When we come up against a fence...

Fence

Material aspects When we dream of fences we are dreaming of social or...

Fermentation

Fermentation in alchemy symbolizes spiritual transformation and transmutation....

Fermentation

Psychological / emotional perspective A process of fermentation shows...

Fermentation

Material aspects To dream of the process of fermentation indicates that...

Ferry

The ferry is one of the oldest symbols associated with death. It signifies...

Ferry

Psychological / emotional perspective The old idea of being ferried...

Ferry

Material aspects To dream of being on a ferry indicates that we are...

Festival

A festival is a church or religious feast, as in harvest festival. This was...

Festival

Psychological / emotional perspective Festivals are very specific for a...

Festival

Material aspects Nowadays music and art festivals take the place of...

Fetishes

A fixation on an external object, in sexual terms it appears that there can be...

Fiend

Technically the opposite of friend, a fiend is a manifestation of satan as the...

Fiend

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be afraid of our own...

Fiend

Material aspects To dream of a fiend or devil usually means that we...

Fiend

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a fiend may manifest as...

Fig / Fig Tree

The fig is known to enhance psychic ability and also has a direct connection...

Fig / Fig Tree

Psychological / emotional perspective Because the ‘fruit’ of a fig...

Fig / Fig Tree

Material aspects Often because of its shape, the fig is associated with...

Fig / Fig Tree

Gives gender - specific Because it holds many seeds, the fig is seen...

Fight

A fight in dreams is quite literally a spiritual conflict. We need to work out...

Fight

Psychological / emotional perspective If we dream that we are in a...

Fight

Material aspects To fight back is a natural defence mechanism, so when...

Fight

Gives gender - specific Fighting tends to be a masculine response to a...

Film

Film in dreams symbolizes the spiritual akashic records, which are understood...

Film

Psychological / emotional perspective Film as recording images is an...

Film

Material aspects To dream of being at a film – as in the cinema –...

Fin

See...

Find

Finding something after a deliberate search in a dream signifies that we have...

Find

Psychological / emotional perspective The mind has an uncanny knack of...

Find

Material aspects If we dream of finding a precious object, we are...

Finger

A hand with a finger pointing the way signifies the spiritual direction to be...

Finger

Psychological / emotional perspective When we become conscious in...

Finger

Material aspects When the fingers are splayed, this can suggest...

Fire

Being aware of the heat of a fire is to be aware of someone else’s strong...

Fire

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, fire often...

Fire

Material aspects Fire in a dream can suggest passion and desire in its...

Fireworks

There is an excess of spiritual emotion, which needs to be channelled properly...

Fireworks

Psychological / emotional perspective Fireworks can have the same...

Fireworks

Material aspects Fireworks are generally accepted as belonging to a...

Fish

Fish signify temporal and spiritual power. When pictured as two fish swimming...

Fish

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of fish connects with...

Fish

Material aspects In dreams the fish tends to represent anything – an...

Fish

Gives gender - specific It has been thought that small fish represent...

Fisherman

Because of its christian connection a fisherman can symbolize a priest or holy...

Fisherman

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be trying to ‘catch’...

Fisherman

Material aspects Whenever one of our dream figures is carrying out a...

Five

The human body, human consciousness in the body, the five senses....

Flag

Spiritual crusades and journeys often require certain standards of behaviour...

Flag

Psychological / emotional perspective Any national flag will signify a...

Flag

Material aspects A flag in a dream will have the same meaning as a...

Flame

See...

Flash

The lightning flash is a function within jewish kabbalist belief when something...

Flash

Psychological / emotional perspective A flash in dreams signifies a...

Flash

Material aspects Concentrated light is significant on the mundane level...

Fleas

See...

Flies

See...

Float / Floating

From a spiritual perspective floating in dreams is often a precursor to out of...

Float / Floating

Psychological / emotional perspective Because we are not taking charge...

Float / Floating

Material aspects Floating in a dream was considered by freud to be...

Flock

See...

Flogging

Flogging with a whip or scourge suggests punishment and the atonement of...

Flogging

Psychological / emotional perspective Flogging someone else means we...

Flogging

Material aspects Any violent act against the person usually indicates...

Flood

A flood signifies the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Old...

Flood

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are not good at expressing...

Flood

Material aspects Flood dreams are fascinating, because while...

Flowers

Spiritually flowers signify love and compassion, both that which we may receive...

Flowers

Psychological / emotional perspective The feminine principle is often...

Flowers

Material aspects Flowers in a dream usually give us the opportunity to...

Flute

The flute generally signifies celestial music. In many cultures, ceramic...

Flute

Psychological / emotional perspective As a way of expressing the sound...

Flute

Material aspects Many musical instruments – particularly wind...

Flying / Flight

Flight is a common image when seeking spiritual freedom.

To be flying upwards...


Flying / Flight

Psychological / emotional perspective Flying in dreams denotes freedom...

Flying / Flight

Material aspects Conventionally to dream of flying is to do with sex...

Fog

See weather...

Follow / Follower

We are aware of either the need for, or the recognition of, ‘discipleship’...

Follow / Follower

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of being followed...

Follow / Follower

Material aspects If we are following someone or something in a dream we...

Follow / Follower

Gives gender - specific In previous times and in many cultures the...

Font

A baptismal font is a symbol both of acceptance into a spiritual life and of a...

Font

Psychological / emotional perspective The two meanings of font come...

Font

Material aspects The commercial meaning of font as a form of lettering...

Food

Food in dreams always symbolizes spiritual sustenance – what we need to...

Food

Psychological / emotional perspective Our need – or enjoyment – of...

Food

Material aspects Food signifies a satisfaction of our needs whether...

Food

Consult the entries for bread, cakes, colour, eat / eating, fruit, nourishment...

Foot / Feet

For some cultures, to dream of the feet may symbolize divine qualities since...

Footprints

We may be aware, on a subconscious level, of a divine presence. This we may...

Footprints

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, if we see footprints...

Footprints

Material aspects To see footprints in a dream indicates that we need to...

Force

Force implies strength greater than our own, in this context spiritual strength...

Force

Psychological / emotional perspective Often in dreams we become aware...

Force

Material aspects Pressure and stress in day-to-day living may show...

Forest

The forest symbolizes the psyche and the hidden realms, the place of original...

Forest

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of forests or a group of...

Forest

Material aspects We may find that a dream of forests can be interpreted...

Forest

Gives gender - specific Traditionally women tend to be more in touch...

Forge

The forge represents the sacred fire or spirit that resides in all of us. This...

Forge

Psychological / emotional perspective The forge represents the...

Forge

Material aspects When the forge and the blacksmith were a part of...

Forget-Me-Not

Memories of true...

Fork

We may have come to a fork – a divergence – on our spiritual path and...

Fork

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically the fork can...

Fork

Material aspects In dreams, a fork denotes duality and indecision.

A...


Forsythia

Anticipation of good...

Fortress

See buildings, castle and...

Forward

See...

Fossil

A fossil, from a spiritual perspective, represents the need to preserve perfect...

Fossil

Psychological / emotional perspective When emotion becomes too rigid...

Fossil

Material aspects If an idea or project has got stuck in outmoded ideas,...

Found

See...

Foundations

When we become conscious of the foundations of buildings, we become aware that...

Foundations

Psychological / emotional perspective Foundations are often formed from...

Foundations

Material aspects In everyday life strategy and planning are good...

Fountain

Spiritually a fountain symbolizes eternal life and is a direct reference to the...

Fountain

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, the fountain, by its...

Fountain

Material aspects To dream of a fountain means that we are aware of the...

Fountain

Gives gender - specific To some extent it will depend which part of...

Four

The square, strength, stability practicality, the earth, reality, the four...

Fox

A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness. We should be aware of...

Fox

See...

Fraction / Fragment

Any fragmentation perceived from a spiritual perspective suggests that...

Fraction / Fragment

Psychological / emotional perspective When we recognize that we can see...

Fraction / Fragment

Material aspects It may be unusual to be aware of fractions in dreams...

Frame

When an object such as a picture is framed, our attention may be being focused...

Frame

Psychological / emotional perspective If the frame is somewhat ornate,...

Frame

Material aspects Frames give a defined border to objects, making us...

Fraud

We should look at our true spiritual aims and be true to them. Pious fraud –...

Fraud

Psychological / emotional perspective If we accept that the various...

Fraud

Material aspects When fraud appears in a dream, particularly if the...

Freemason

Spiritually we gain support by belonging to a group of people who think and...

Freemason

Psychological / emotional perspective Any grouping of the masculine...

Freemason

Material aspects Dreaming of belonging to a brotherhood, a mystery...

Freeze / Frozen

When something appears frozen in dreams it has been rendered immobile and...

Freeze / Frozen

Psychological / emotional perspective To be freezing something – for...

Freeze / Frozen

Material aspects In the mundane world a project may be ‘frozen’...

Friend / Friendship

A friend is someone we have special feelings for; friendship is much valued in...

Friend / Friendship

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams friends often highlight...

Friend / Friendship

Material aspects Friends appearing in our dreams can signify one of two...

Friend / Friendship

Gives gender - specific Often in male / female relationships we will...

Fringe

See...

Frog

Because a frog transforms (from a tadpole and moves on to the land), one...

Frog

The frog is a well-known symbol of transformation and transmutation.

The...


Frog

Psychological / emotional perspective The frog is a symbol of fertility...

Frog

Material aspects Many people associate the frog with a visible growth...

Front

See...

Frontier

Spiritually, as a frontier is a borderland, we have a new experiences and...

Frontier

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically when we cross...

Frontier

Material aspects To dream of crossing a border or frontier from one...

Fruit

Almost inevitably fruit suggests creativity and a natural growth process...

Fruit

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, when we have...

Fruit

Material aspects To dream of fruit, particularly in a bowl, very often...

Fruits

The potential for prosperity is shown in dreams as ripe fruit.

The results of...


Funeral

As a ritual that marks the end of life, a funeral is a rite of passage....

Funeral

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of our parents’...

Funeral

Material aspects To dream of being at a funeral indicates that we need...

Funeral

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream when a relationship ends...

Funnel

The symbol of a funnel suggests energy and power running from the upper realms...

Funnel

Psychological / emotional perspective As a funnel channels material...

Funnel

Material aspects From a mundane perspective, a funnel suggests focusing...

Funnel

Gives gender - specific In dreams, material placed in the funnel may...

Furniture / Furnishings

Furniture usually symbolizes our inheritance or revered objects. It also...

Furniture / Furnishings

Psychological / emotional perspective Sometimes the furniture that...

Furniture / Furnishings

Material aspects The furniture that appears in our dreams, particularly...

Future

When we are aware of dreaming of the future we begin to understand the process...

Future

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, if we are to be...

Future

Material aspects There are several aspects to dreaming about the...

Fuzzy

When an image is indistinct or fuzzy, from a spiritual perspective this can...

Fuzzy

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotional difficulties can make...

Fuzzy

Material aspects As a reflection of real life, when projects or...

Gag

From a spiritual perspective a gag is anything that stops us from communicating...

Gag

Psychological / emotional perspective Many people have difficulty in...

Gag

Material aspects If we are being gagged in a dream then there is a...

Galaxy

The term ‘a galaxy of stars’ originally applied to what we now call the...

Galaxy

Psychological / emotional perspective A galaxy is a huge collection and...

Galaxy

Material aspects A galaxy of celebrities, in the sense of a group of...

Gale

See...

Gambling

Man has, since time began, attempted to discover the will of the divine....

Gambling

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of gambling indicates...

Gambling

Material aspects From a practical perspective, gambling dreams can...

Games

Spiritually, games are a form of ritualized conflict between two opposing...

Games

Psychological / emotional perspective Specific games such as football,...

Games

Material aspects Playing a game such as golf in our dream indicates...

Gang

See...

Garage

We all have certain spiritual tools, such as compassion, empathy and...

Garage

Psychological / emotional perspective A car repair garage –...

Garage

Material aspects A garage appearing in a dream may indicate how we...

Garbage

See...

Garden

A garden can represent a form of paradise, as in the garden of eden. We are...

Garden

Psychological / emotional perspective The garden is often a symbol of...

Garden

Material aspects Dreaming of a garden can be fascinating because it may...

Garden

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a garden signifies her...

Gardener

A gardener helps us identify with our wiser aspects such as correct speech and...

Gardener

Psychological / emotional perspective If we find ourselves looking...

Gardener

Material aspects Whenever a person appears in our dream in a certain...

Garland

A garland is symbolic of the need for dedication, either spiritually or...

Garland

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, a garland can...

Garland

Material aspects Depending on the type of garland in the dream, we are...

Garlic

Garlic is considered a herb of magic. As a protective amulet, particularly...

Garlic

Psychological / emotional perspective Garlic is now known to help all...

Garlic

Material aspects Garlic in olden times had much significance. Because...

Garlic

Gives gender - specific As a fertility symbol a full head of garlic in...

Garnet

Can help energy levels and indicates devotion, loyalty and...

Garter

See wedding / wedding dress / wedding...

Gate

The gate in dreams is a potent image of the transition between the physical and...

Gate

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of a gate usually...

Gate

Material aspects In everyday life the image of passing through some...

Gathering

See meet /...

Gauge

See measure and weighing /...

Gazelle

See deer in...

Gear

In spiritual terms a gear signifies a change of consciousness. Moving up a gear...

Gear

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we sometimes need...

Gear

Material aspects In the vernacular, gear can represent both the...

Geese / Goose

The goose is said to represent watchfulness and love. Like the swan it can...

Gemini

The symbol is the twins (often shown as masculine and feminine) and it governs...

Gems / Jewels

From a spiritual point of view, gems and jewels have always had esoteric...

Gems / Jewels

Psychological / emotional perspective If, in dreams, the jewels are set...

Gems / Jewels

Material aspects Jewels appearing in dreams almost invariably symbolize...

Geranium

...

Germs

See dirty and...

Ghost

Tif a ghost – i.E.

A shadowy shape – appears in a dream we may be alerted...


Ghost

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be resurrecting old...

Ghost

Material aspects Actually dreaming of a ghost links us to old habit...

Giant

A giant represents primordial power, somewhat overwhelming in its...

Giant

Psychological / emotional perspective Giants and ogres often represent...

Giant

Material aspects Dreaming about giants may mean we are coming to terms...

Gift / Give / Giving

In a spiritual sense, dreaming of a gift may be pointing us towards our...

Gift / Give / Giving

Psychological / emotional perspective Each of us has a store of...

Gift / Give / Giving

Material aspects Giving is all about the relationships we have with...

Gig

See dance / dancing, movement and music /...

Giggle

See...

Girdle

A girdle represents spiritual wisdom, strength and power. Its appearance in...

Girdle

Psychological / emotional perspective Like a belt, in dreams a girdle...

Girdle

Material aspects For those who have an interest in magic and magical...

Girdle

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the girdle may depict her...

Girl

See...

Girl

If a girl of any age appears in our dreams it shows we are attempting to make...

Girlfriend

See...

Girlfriend

When a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s dream there are usually...

Glacier

See ice / iceberg /...

Glass

Glass, being transparent, symbolizes the barrier between ordinary life and the...

Glass

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of breaking glass is to...

Glass

Material aspects Dreaming of glass indicates the invisible but very...

Glasses / Spectacles

Spiritually, a dream of glasses or spectacles may be urging us to take a...

Glasses / Spectacles

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, when we are able...

Glasses / Spectacles

Material aspects For glasses or spectacles to stand out in a dream...

Global Warming

See...

Globe

Dreaming of a globe or sphere is to dream of power and of dignity and...

Globe

Psychological / emotional perspective It is a representation of the...

Globe

Material aspects To dream of looking at a globe, particularly in the...

Gloom

Gloom usually indicates the presence of negative feelings, which will be...

Gloom

Psychological / emotional perspective If in dreams we find ourselves...

Gloom

Material aspects Gloom is less pervasive than darkness, so if it is...

Gloves

The meaning of gloves can be ambivalent in dreams. They can represent covering...

Gloves

Spiritually, since hands are symbolic of our innate creativity, gloves can...

Gloves

Psychological / emotional perspective To some extent it will depend...

Gloves

Material aspects Often in previous times the glove had greater...

Gnaw

See bite /...

Gnome / Goblin

The name ‘gnome’ was given by the medieval scholar paracelsus to describe...

Gnome / Goblin

Psychological / emotional perspective Gnomes are said to guard the...

Gnome / Goblin

Material aspects When gnomes or goblins appear in dreams we are linking...

Goad

Power and spiritual authority often act as a goad so we can improve our...

Goad

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we are all...

Goad

Material aspects The goad can be shown in many ways, not just as the...

Goal

Our spiritual aspirations are being highlighted.

If we are aware of our goal...


Goal

Psychological / emotional perspective To set life goals – or to be...

Goal

Material aspects To dream of scoring a goal may indicate that we have...

Goat

To dream of a goat is to recognize creative energy and masculine vitality. It...

Goat

See animals...

Goblet

In dreams the goblet has similar significance to the chalice. It represents the...

Goblet

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of a set of goblets (as...

Goblet

Material aspects We may be able to make a celebration out of something...

Goblin

See gnome / goblin...

God / Gods

Spiritually, we are aware of a greater power (the divine). Christian belief...

God / Gods

Psychological / emotional perspective The powerful emotions we...

God / Gods

Material aspects When we dream of god we are acknowledging to ourselves...

God / Gods

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream, dreaming of the gods...

Goddess / Goddesses

Spiritually, a woman is able to make intuitive links with the essential aspects...

Goddess / Goddesses

Psychological / emotional perspective There are many goddess figures in...

Goddess / Goddesses

Material aspects Dreaming of goddesses from various cultures connects...

Goddess / Goddesses

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a goddess will clarify...

Goggles

We may be covering up, or denying, the existence of negativity.

The eyes are...


Goggles

Psychological / emotional perspective In today’s climate of...

Goggles

Material aspects Goggles in a dream can have the same significance as...

Goggles

Gives gender - specific For a woman to dream that she meets a man with...

Gold

Gold in dreams can represent our sacred, dedicated side thus symbolizing...

Gold

Psychological / emotional perspective In an emotional context, gold...

Gold

Material aspects Gold in dreams suggests our best, most valuable...

Golf

See...

Goose

See...

Gorilla

In being so similar to the human being, gorillas have represented the more...

Gossip

Gossip, in the sense of needless chatter might be called spiritual...

Gossip

Psychological / emotional perspective Within the framework of personal...

Gossip

Material aspects To be gossiping in a dream can mean that we are...

Gouge

See injure / injury and...

Graduate / Graduation

Tdreaming of graduating has the same spiritual significance as winning an...

Graduate / Graduation

Psychological / emotional perspective To graduate is to have reached a...

Graduate / Graduation

Material aspects Taking part in a graduation ceremony means we are...

Graffiti

Graffiti in dreams may be one way of the unconscious trying to get a message...

Graffiti

Psychological / emotional perspective As a means of self-expression,...

Graffiti

Material aspects Graffiti in dreams is something ‘writ large’,...

Grail

The holy grail was thought to be the cup used at the last supper and to have...

Grail

Psychological / emotional perspective The holy grail, as a chalice or...

Grail

Material aspects The grail appearing in a dream would indicate that we...

Grain

Grain can represent the very seeds of life and our need to discover the hidden...

Grain

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of grain growing in a...

Grain

Material aspects Dreaming of grains such as wheat, oats, barley, etc....

Grain

Gives gender - specific Grain and the sheaf of corn are old symbols...

Grandparents

If grandparents appear in dreams it can highlight our attitude to them, but...

Grandparents

See...

Grapes

Grapes, representing the food of the gods, can symbolize spiritual wisdom and...

Grapes

Psychological / emotional perspective Grapes appearing in a dream can...

Grapes

Material aspects To see grapes in a dream generally indicates that...

Grass

Changes of spiritual awareness can be indicated by grass appearing in a dream....

Grass

Psychological / emotional perspective Grass can often denote our native...

Grass

Material aspects Grass is often a symbol of new growth and of victory...

Grasshopper

In chinese history the grasshopper is often associated with enlightenment....

Grasshopper

Psychological / emotional perspective A grasshopper mind (one which...

Grasshopper

Material aspects The grasshopper is a symbol of freedom and...

Grave

Spiritually, we may fear not just physical death but also its consequences,...

Grave

Psychological / emotional perspective A grave may signify the loss of...

Grave

Material aspects Such a dream may also be attempting to deal with our...

Gravity

In dreams, gravity is a force that draws us towards the physical or material...

Gravity

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally, gravity symbolizes a...

Gravity

Material aspects A sense of gravity can inject an aspect of seriousness...

Green

The colour of nature and of plant life. It signifies balance and...

Greenhouse Effect

See...

Grey

There is probably no true grey, it being a combination of black and white....

Greyhound

See dog in...

Grief

See...

Griffin

In antiquity the griffin was a mythical beast with the body of a lion and the...

Griffin

Psychological / emotional perspective Combining the qualities of wisdom...

Griffin

Material aspects Symbolic of fire and air combined, the griffin is used...

Grip

See...

Groom

See...

Group

A group – usually of people – is a number of different individuals often...

Group

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally in dreams a group...

Group

Material aspects At some point in our lives, social skills become...

Grow / Growth

Growth in a dream can be the recognition of a new spiritual maturity, from...

Grow / Growth

Psychological / emotional perspective Often when we dream of childhood...

Grow / Growth

Material aspects The changes in us that bring about new ways of...

Guard / Guardian

A guardian is one who watches over us and spiritually this usually means a...

Guard / Guardian

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, when we become...

Guard / Guardian

Material aspects To be a guard in dreams suggests a sense of duty or...

Guerrilla

See terror /...

Guillotine

A guillotine represents a severance of some kind in dreams. Since it severs the...

Guillotine

Psychological / emotional perspective From an emotional perspective, a...

Guillotine

Material aspects A guillotine in a dream indicates an irrational aspect...

Guilt

Spiritual guilt is self-reproach for inadequacy or wrongdoing and arises out of...

Guilt

Psychological / emotional perspective The emotion of guilt is such...

Guilt

Material aspects When guilt arises in dreams it is usually because our...

Guitar

See music / rhythm and musical...

Gulls

See seagull in...

Gun

The symbolism here reverts to a basic attribute – that of overt masculinity...

Gun

Psychological / emotional perspective It will depend on the other...

Gun

Material aspects When under pressure in waking life, the gun in dreams...

Gun

Gives gender - specific If a woman is firing a gun she is aware of the...

Guru

For many of us, god is too remote for us to be able to have a personal...

Guru

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we all need a...

Guru

Material aspects A guru appearing in a dream nowadays need not only be...

Gym

In dreams, from a spiritual perspective the gym is a place where we face...

Gym

Psychological / emotional perspective The gym is an environment where...

Gym

Material aspects In dreams the gym represents a place that is not...

Hag

The hag or crone is a representation of the wise woman, someone who has with...

Hag

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, the hag is variously...

Hag

Material aspects In the everyday world when we are struggling to come...

Hag

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the hag will manifest...

Hair

Hair represents strength and virility. In dreams, to be combing hair is to be...

Hair

See bald and...

Hairdresser

In terms of spirituality there is an obvious connection between self-image and...

Hairdresser

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically and...

Hairdresser

Material aspects In dreams the hairdresser may appear as the part of...

Hairdresser

Gives gender - specific For many women, her hairdresser is someone...

Half

When we look at what our expectations are, there is a degree of spiritual...

Half

Psychological / emotional perspective To have only half of what we feel...

Half

Material aspects Dreams can often have a very peculiar quality in that...

Hall

The hallway in a dream is illustrative of how we meet and relate to other...

Hall / Passages

Any passage can represent the passages within the body, for instance the vagina...

Halloween

See spiritual imagery in the...

Hallucinations

See...

Halo

The force field – or electro-magnetic energy – that emanates from each of...

Halo

Psychological / emotional perspective The charisma that many world and...

Halo

Material aspects In religious pictures it is the convention to picture...

Halter

We may be experiencing some spiritual restraint and should take time...

Halter

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are moving into new areas...

Halter

Material aspects The halter shares the symbolism of bonds, since under...

Ham

See...

Ham / Cured Meat

Our need for preservation of the status quo is represented by cured...

Hammer

The hammer is a symbol of the old forge gods such as thor and vulcan and with a...

Hammer

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams the hammer will signify...

Hammer

Material aspects Dreaming of hammers or blunt instruments highlights...

Hammer

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the hammer may signify...

Hand

See...

Handcuffs

Handcuffs are a binding symbol and spiritually would suggest that we are being...

Handcuffs

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are putting handcuffs on...

Handcuffs

Material aspects Dreaming of being in handcuffs denotes that we have...

Hands

The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body and signify power...

Handshake

Traditionally a handshake symbolizes a welcome into heaven and a farewell to...

Handshake

Psychological / emotional perspective A handshake is a mark of...

Handshake

Material aspects Agreements are often sealed by a handshake, the idea...

Handshake

Gives gender - specific If the sleeves of the two hands are masculine...

Hang / Hanging

Suppression of an inclination towards the spiritual may be evident. This will...

Hang / Hanging

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are conscious in our dream...

Hang / Hanging

Material aspects Hanging is a violent act against a person, therefore...

Happy

See...

Harass / Harassment

A sense of harassment from a spiritual perspective suggests some kind of...

Harass / Harassment

Psychological / emotional perspective When pressure is put on us...

Harass / Harassment

Material aspects Stress is one of the biggest disturbers of dreams and...

Harass / Harassment

Gives gender - specific To be harassed in a dream by the opposite sex...

Harass / Harassment

Consult the entry for hunt / hunting / huntsman as well as the information on...

Harbour

See...

Hare

The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’....

Hare

See...

Harem

Any group of women appearing in dreams will signify femininity in one form or...

Harem

Psychological / emotional perspective It will depend on whether we can...

Harem

Material aspects In a work situation a group of female colleagues can...

Harem

Gives gender - specific For a man to dream that he is in a harem shows...

Harness

Spiritually, we need to harness our energy. This means using what we have...

Harness

Psychological / emotional perspective To harness something is to make...

Harness

Material aspects Like the halter, the harness indicates some form of...

Harp

The harp as ‘the ladder to the next world’ is an image that can be used...

Harp

Psychological / emotional perspective To harp on about something in a...

Harp

Material aspects The harp as a musical instrument indicates the correct...

Harvest

Any kind of a harvest represents fruitfulness and fertility, particularly...

Harvest

Psychological / emotional perspective As harvesting become more...

Harvest

Material aspects To be dreaming about a harvest indicates that we will...

Harvest

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream harvest time suggests the...

Hat

See...

Hat / Cap

A hat or cap is a symbol of wisdom and the intellect and also of protection. It...

Haunt

See...

Hawk

See falcon in...

Head

The head is considered to be the principle part of the body. Because it is the...

Head

See...

Heal / Healing

Healing from spirit can take many forms.

A dream may give information that...


Heal / Healing

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotional hurt can often be...

Heal / Healing

Material aspects Dreams of any healing environment, such as a hospital...

Hear / Hearing

Spiritually, hearing clearly suggests being able to understand what is being...

Hear / Hearing

Psychological / emotional perspective Sound suggests a particular...

Hear / Hearing

Material aspects In practical terms a hearing in a legal sense suggests...

Hearse

A hearse will always symbolize an ending of some sort, not necessarily death...

Hearse

Psychological / emotional perspective In an emotional sense a hearse...

Hearse

Material aspects To dream of a hearse indicates that we recognize that...

Hearse

Gives gender - specific In that following the hearse was once a...

Heart

The heart is the centre of the being and represents ‘feeling’ wisdom rather...

Heart

See body and...

Hearth

The hearth is considered to be the centre, or heart, of the home. Hestia,...

Hearth

Psychological / emotional perspective We may be, or need to be, linking...

Hearth

Material aspects To dream of a hearth or fireplace is to recognize the...

Hearth

Gives gender - specific The hearth in a woman’s dream will suggest...

Heaven

See spiritual imagery in the...

Heavy

See weigh /...

Hedgehog

The hedgehog can represent nastiness and bad manners, or quite literally our...

Hedgehog

See...

Heel

This suggests the part of ourselves that is strong but, at the same time,...

Heel

See...

Helicopter

See...

Hell

See spiritual imagery in the...

Helmet

As a heraldic device, the helmet denotes wisdom and security in defence, and...

Helmet

Psychological / emotional perspective In olden times, the helmet was...

Helmet

Material aspects In dreams, it will depend on whether the helmet is...

Helmet

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream the helmet will represent...

Helpful Animals

The figures of animals are an easy way for us to accept the help the...

Hen

The hen denotes providence, maternal care and procreation. When a hen crows in...

Hen

See...

Herb

See garden and...

Hermaphrodite

Spiritually this represents the divine union or sacred marriage and suggests...

Hermaphrodite

Psychological / emotional perspective As we grow and mature, we begin...

Hermaphrodite

Material aspects When we dream of a hermaphrodite, we may be having...

Hermaphrodite

Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine)...

Hermit

A holy man, or the wise old man, will often appear in dreams as the hermit,...

Hermit

Psychological / emotional perspective There are two types of hermit...

Hermit

Material aspects There is a kind of loneliness and singularity within...

Hermit

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the hermit may represent...

Hero / Heroine

The hero is the spiritual archetype who shows courage in adversity and...

Hero / Heroine

Psychological / emotional perspective The hero sets out on his quest or...

Hero / Heroine

Material aspects In today’s world a hero is considered to be anyone...

Hero / Heroine

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a hero will largely...

Hero Or Any Heroic Figure

In today’s world the hero has taken on many guises, particularly in...

Hex

To hex someone is to cast a malicious spell and is not within the correct use...

Hex

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of being hexed we...

Hex

Material aspects To hex someone is to unduly influence a person or...

Hexagon

See shapes /...

Hexagram

When spiritually we attempt to reconcile two energies – the spiritual and the...

Hexagram

Psychological / emotional perspective Technically, according to the...

Hexagram

Material aspects In the ordinary world we frequently become aware that...

Hexagram

Gives gender - specific Yang is the masculine or active principle that...

Hide / Hidden

When information is hidden in a dream it is most likely that at this stage we...

Hide / Hidden

Psychological / emotional perspective In waking life we become very...

Hide / Hidden

Material aspects To be hiding something suggests we have issues over...

Hieroglyphics

True hieroglyphics in dreams are symbols and pictorial representations with...

Hieroglyphics

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams we will often register...

Hieroglyphics

Material aspects Practically, when a dream contains symbols it helps to...

High

See...

Higher Or Above

Our spirit, intellect, ideals and consciences are being brought to our...

Hijack

To hijack or steal while in transit has the spiritual meaning of taking over...

Hijack

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are heavily involved with...

Hijack

Material aspects When a task or project is taken away from us in waking...

Hill

A hill in dreams suggests that extra effort is needed in order to achieve the...

Hill

Psychological / emotional perspective To be climbing a hill in the...

Hill

Material aspects To be on top of a hill in dreams – and therefore...

Hills

Going uphill suggests extra effort is necessary, while going downhill will...

Hinge

A hinge initially meant the axis of the earth – that which kept everything...

Hinge

Psychological / emotional perspective From an emotional perspective a...

Hinge

Material aspects In some ways a hinge has the same significance on a...

Hinge

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams a hinge...

Hit

Hit initially meant ‘to meet with’ and it is this meaning that we can apply...

Hit

Psychological / emotional perspective A hit is the application of some...

Hit

Material aspects A hit may have the slang meaning of food, drink or...

Hive

The feminine power in nature is represented by the hive.

The symbol of a...


Hive

Psychological / emotional perspective The old belief that one told...

Hive

Material aspects The hive usually represents an area of work where...

Hoax

A hoax is a deliberately created illusion and spiritually suggests that we may...

Hoax

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams to become conscious of...

Hoax

Material aspects In practical terms a hoax is a deliberately engineered...

Hog

See pig in...

Hold

See...

Hole

A round hole traditionally represents the heavens, a square hole represents the...

Hole

Psychological / emotional perspective A hole in dreams can very often...

Hole

Material aspects A hole usually represents a difficult or tricky...

Holiday

A holiday is literally a holy day – one dedicated to the divine – so...

Holiday

Psychological / emotional perspective Our need to be independent and to...

Holiday

Material aspects To be taking a holiday in a dream indicates a sense of...

Hollow

Any hollow article tends to represent the feminine. Hollowness can indicate a...

Hollow

Psychological / emotional perspective Hollowness can come across in a...

Hollow

Material aspects Dreaming of feeling hollow connects with our feelings...

Hollow

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream hollowness may simply be...

Holy Communion

See rite / ritual and spiritual imagery in the...

Home

Spiritually, home always represents sanctuary – a place where we can feel...

Home

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of a safe environment...

Home

Material aspects The human being’s primary needs of shelter, warmth...

Home

To enhance the interpretation of the dream consult the entries for house in...

Homosexuality

Integration of parts of our personality on an internal level moves us towards...

Homosexuality

Psychological / emotional perspective Very often, to dream of a...

Homosexuality

Material aspects Dreaming of having intercourse with somebody of the...

Homosexuality

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a lesbian affair does not...

Homosexuality

In dreams this is a desire for someone who is the same as oneself, i.E. Has the...

Honey / Honeycomb

As a healing substance, honey has the power to regenerate. It symbolizes both...

Honey / Honeycomb

Psychological / emotional perspective Honey is thought by some to...

Honey / Honeycomb

Material aspects Honey almost inevitably represents pleasure and...

Honeysuckle

Affectionate...

Hood

The hood represented all things hidden and therefore came to represent death...

Hood

Psychological / emotional perspective Traditionally, for a woman to be...

Hood

Material aspects A figure wearing a hood in a dream will always appear...

Hook

A hook is anything that grabs us and in the spiritual sense suggests that we...

Hook

Psychological / emotional perspective In childhood dreams the hook can...

Hook

Material aspects When we dream of a hook we are generally understanding...

Horizon

The horizon was once considered to be the edge of the world and in dreams can...

Horizon

Psychological / emotional perspective When a new idea strikes and we...

Horizon

Material aspects In everyday life when change is the order of the day...

Horizontal And Vertical

The horizontal usually symbolizes the material world whereas the vertical in...

Horns

In a spiritual sense, because horns are associated with the head, they...

Horns

Psychological / emotional perspective Horns in a dream suggest...

Horns

Material aspects Horns appearing in dreams hark back to the idea of the...

Horns

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams a horn...

Horse

The horse in a dream represents the energy at our disposal.

A white horse...


Horse

See...

Horseshoe

Spiritually, we can link the horseshoe with a talisman or amulet that protects...

Horseshoe

Psychological / emotional perspective In ordinary everyday life,...

Horseshoe

Material aspects The horseshoe is also connected as a lucky symbol to...

Hospital

A healing environment where things can be brought into a state of balance is...

Hospital

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of being in a hospital...

Hospital

Material aspects Depending on our attitude to hospitals, when one...

Hostage

A hostage is a person held as security. Spiritually, therefore, this has the...

Hostage

Psychological / emotional perspective An emotional hostage is that part...

Hostage

Material aspects In dreams, to find ourselves taken as hostage suggests...

Hostility

Spiritual opposition – or rather opposition to our spiritual beliefs – can...

Hostility

Psychological / emotional perspective When we experience hostility...

Hostility

Material aspects If we can identify what is making us feel hostile in a...

Hot

Spiritual passion is a deeply held feeling. It can be experienced in a dream as...

Hot

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, feelings of...

Hot

Material aspects Pleasurable feelings can be translated in dreams to a...

Hotel

To dream of a hotel or any establishment that is temporary accommodation...

Hotel

See...

Hourglass

The hourglass measures time and is a spiritual symbol for the length of our...

Hourglass

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are particularly under...

Hourglass

Material aspects In dreams, time is irrelevant.

To experience...


House

(Or any place of residence) if we are aware that the house is not empty –...

House

The house is popularly known as the seat of the soul, and in spiritual terms...

House

Psychological / emotional perspective In psychological terms, the house...

House

Material aspects In dreams, the different rooms and parts of houses...

Hunger

Hunger in the spiritual sense is a yearning to be filled with spiritual...

Hunger

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally when we are tired or...

Hunger

Material aspects From a completely practical perspective, if we go to...

Hunt / Hunting / Huntsman

An extremely old symbolism of the hunter or huntsman is linked with death,...

Hunt / Hunting / Huntsman

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of being a huntsman...

Hunt / Hunting / Huntsman

Material aspects Dreaming of being hunted is mostly taken to be to do...

Hunt / Hunting / Huntsman

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream the hunter pursuing his...

Hurricane

See...

Hurt Young Animals

We are perceiving a difficulty in behaving maturely or confronting issues in...

Husband

See...

Husband / Live-In Partner

Crucial within the husband / wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about...

Hyena

The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and...

Hyena

See...

Hymn

See music / rhythm and...

Hypodermic

See...

Hysterics

From a spiritual perspective hysterics signifies the loss of control that can...

Hysterics

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams emotions can become...

Hysterics

Material aspects When a dream figure appears to be hysterical, we need...

Ibis

The ibis, sometimes taken to be the stork, is the symbol of perseverance and of...

Ibis

See...

Ice / Iceberg / Icicles

Spiritually, ice symbolizes a part of ourselves that has become frozen and...

Ice / Iceberg / Icicles

Psychological / emotional perspective Ice is also a representation of...

Ice / Iceberg / Icicles

Material aspects When we dream of ice we are usually looking at the...

Icon

The icon is a small spiritual picture, which symbolizes a greater whole. In...

Icon

Psychological / emotional perspective Usually icons are representations...

Icon

Material aspects Dreaming of any religious symbol usually indicates our...

Idol

See religious imagery in the...

Igloo

An igloo is warm on the inside and cold on the outside and, therefore,...

Igloo

The feminine principle, in the sense of sheltering and nurturing, is depicted...

Igloo

Psychological / emotional perspective The igloo is interesting as a...

Igloo

Material aspects In mundane terms the igloo can represent our own...

Igloo

Gives gender - specific The igloo can often represent the feminine and...

Ignite / Ignition

The symbol of igniting a light or fire represents the beginning of an...

Ignite / Ignition

Psychological / emotional perspective When the ignition on a car will...

Ignite / Ignition

Material aspects More mundanely, dreaming of igniting or lighting a...

Ill / Illness

Lack of spiritual clarity can often be experienced in dreams as illness. We are...

Ill / Illness

Psychological / emotional perspective Often when we are ill in a dream...

Ill / Illness

Material aspects Whatever life has to offer, we may be left with...

Illuminate / Illumination

See...

Imitate / Imitation

Spiritually this is a representation of the microcosm of the macrocosm, the...

Imitate / Imitation

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are imitating someone else...

Imitate / Imitation

Material aspects To dream of being imitated is ambivalent. It can mean...

Immersion

Transformation and rebirth can only be accomplished by a total immersion in...

Immersion

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of being totally...

Immersion

Material aspects To be totally immersed – totally focused – on...

Immigrant

See...

Immobility

Immobility in the spiritual sense is dynamic stillness. It is the unconditioned...

Immobility

Psychological / emotional perspective To be immobilized in a dream...

Immobility

Material aspects Immobility in a dream can be extremely...

Imp

The devil as the tempter can appear in dreams as an imp, or as a manifestation...

Imp

Psychological / emotional perspective The imp can represent the...

Imp

Material aspects An imp appearing in a dream usually foretells disorder...

Imprisoned

Imprisonment can suggest that we are spiritually too introverted or...

Imprisoned

Psychological / emotional perspective When we experience imprisonment...

Imprisoned

Material aspects Being or feeling imprisoned in a dream often means...

Inadequate Person

We would be unwise to ignore this aspect of ourselves and shouldn’t dismiss...

Inauguration

See...

Inca

See indigenous...

Inca

Politics and religion are forever intertwined and the gods are worshipped as...

Incense

Spiritually, incense is used as a vehicle for prayer and as a symbol for the...

Incense

Psychological / emotional perspective Incense is used in order to raise...

Incense

Material aspects Physically, incense is designed to perfume a room. In...

Incest

In legend and myth, incest among the gods and goddesses was an attempt to...

Incest

Psychological / emotional perspective Since self-image and sexuality...

Incest

Material aspects Incest is such a taboo subject that to dream of it...

Incest

Gives gender - specific Dreams of incest with a parent for both men...

Incest

Usually characterizes the need for love expressed in a more tactile way. In...

Income

Our income represents reward for our efforts in relating to the world in which...

Income

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of receiving a private...

Income

Material aspects Any dream connected with the income we earn – an...

Incubate / Incubator

Incubation implies bringing something into existence, or rather to a point...

Incubate / Incubator

Psychological / emotional perspective An incubator supports life that...

Incubate / Incubator

Material aspects In everyday terms, when we are incubating a new idea...

Incubate / Incubator

Gives gender - specific As a woman becomes used to becoming pregnant...

Incubus

See demon and...

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous people might be defined as those who belong to a particular area of...

Indigenous Peoples

Psychological / emotional perspective Since everybody has their own...

Indigenous Peoples

Material aspects Becoming aware of other cultures and religious...

Infection

In spiritual development, and particularly when dealing with outside...

Infection

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are made uncomfortable by...

Infection

Material aspects Dreaming of having an infection suggests that there is...

Infinity

The closest representation to infinity that can be experienced spiritually is...

Infinity

Psychological / emotional perspective For most people, infinity is...

Infinity

Material aspects In dreams, the concept of infinity can make us feel...

Inheritance

To dream of an inheritance suggests that spiritually we have at our disposal...

Inheritance

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally, our inheritance...

Inheritance

Material aspects Dreaming of an inheritance suggests that we have been...

Initiation

Initiation is a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a...

Initiation

Psychological / emotional perspective Often a ceremony is necessary to...

Initiation

Material aspects We have many opportunities to make new beginnings, and...

Initiation

Gives gender - specific Rites of passage often require a formal...

Inject / Injection

Spiritually, to find ourselves accepting an injection indicates that we are...

Inject / Injection

Psychological / emotional perspective An injection may be an attempt to...

Inject / Injection

Material aspects To dream of being given an injection is to be feeling...

Inject / Injection

Gives gender - specific Obviously, because an injection is penetrative...

Injure / Injury

Spiritually, an injury or scar may suggest that something negative and harmful...

Injure / Injury

Psychological / emotional perspective It will often be significant...

Injure / Injury

Material aspects An injury will suggest a recent hurt, whereas a scar...

Ink

Ink has significance, particularly in magical practices, when it is used to...

Ink

Psychological / emotional perspective On a more intellectual level, ink...

Ink

Material aspects Since very few people now use fountain pens, the...

Inquest

An inquest in dreams from a spiritual perspective is an attempt to understand...

Inquest

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally in dreams an inquest...

Inquest

Material aspects Sometimes in everyday life we fall short of what we...

Insane

See...

Inscription

The image of an inscription often appears in dreams as we reach a certain stage...

Inscription

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, an inscription...

Inscription

Material aspects Any inscription in a dream is information that needs...

Insects

Psychically, insects can appear in dreams as some kind of threat. This is one...

Insects

Psychological / emotional perspective Insects tend to signify negative...

Insects

Material aspects Insects in dreams can reflect the feeling that...

Insects Island

In dreams an island can signify a spiritual retreat – somewhere which is cut...

Insects Island

Psychological / emotional perspective Occasionally we all need to...

Insects Island

Material aspects Dreaming of an island signifies the loneliness one can...

Insert

To be inserting an object into a space or area is trying to ensure that it, or...

Insert

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of an insert in a paper...

Insert

Material aspects With relevance to working life, making an insertion...

Insert

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams,...

Inside (In)

Spiritually, inside may have connotations of protectiveness and of a degree of...

Inside (In)

Psychological / emotional perspective Being shut in suggests that we...

Inside (In)

Material aspects In dreams, exploring the inside of something as...

Instalment

Spiritually, when we recognize that something – payments perhaps, or...

Instalment

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreaming of instalments, from...

Instalment

Material aspects To install something is to put it into position.

A...


Instruments

See music / rhythm, musical instruments and surgery / surgical...

Insulate

See...

Insure / Insurance

Spiritual insurance is a sure and certain knowledge that we are protected from...

Insure / Insurance

Psychological / emotional perspective When we feel emotionally secure...

Insure / Insurance

Material aspects On a mundane level, insurance is trying to mitigate...

Intercourse (Or Petting)

The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate...

Intermediary

An intermediary is someone who can plead our case or relay information. In...

Intermediary

Psychological / emotional perspective When emotions run high we need...

Intermediary

Material aspects In working life an intermediary performs the function...

Internet

See communication and...

Intersection

When we meet an intersection in dreams, for instance two roads or paths...

Intersection

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are conscious of an...

Intersection

Material aspects An intersection that appears in a dream – such as a...

Interview

An interview in the spiritual sense suggests some test of worthiness for a...

Interview

Psychological / emotional perspective There is always a fear that we...

Interview

Material aspects Dreaming of an interview suggests we may be...

Interview

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream, if she is being...

Intestines

See abdomen and excrement in...

Intoxication

See alcohol / alcoholic, drugs and...

Intruder

Spiritually it is possible to put ourselves in danger of being open to...

Intruder

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of an intruder has an...

Intruder

Material aspects As human beings, we are very conscious of our own...

Intruder

Gives gender - specific Particularly in women’s dreams, the intruder...

Intruder

The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own animus....

Inuit

The inuit traditionally believed in a god-like power that is contained in all...

Invade / Invasion

An invasion in spiritual terms is a desecration of our own spiritual space,...

Invade / Invasion

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are ourselves invading...

Invade / Invasion

Material aspects To invade is to plan an organized movement or takeover...

Invade / Invasion

Gives gender - specific Dreams of an invading force in a woman’s...

Invent / Inventor

The inventor in us is the part that takes spiritual responsibility for our...

Invent / Inventor

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of an inventor,...

Invent / Inventor

Material aspects Dreaming of an inventor or a professor type links us...

Invest

See money and...

Investigate / Investigation

An investigation in the spiritual sense suggests that concepts, precepts and...

Investigate / Investigation

Psychological / emotional perspective Many people do not like to look...

Investigate / Investigation

Material aspects When we are unsure of our own position within a work...

Invisible

Spiritually, the invisible is god unmanifest, that is, prior to creation. Also...

Invisible

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are conscious that...

Invisible

Material aspects Actually becoming invisible in a dream –...

Invisible

Gives gender - specific Sometimes a figure (either a man or woman),...

Iris

Courage, faith and...

Iris

See eye and...

Iron

Tiron usually symbolizes power. In a dream it can signify the part of ourselves...

Iron

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of using a clothes...

Iron

Material aspects When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually...

Irritation

See anger, infection...

Isolate / Isolation

Spiritual isolation signifies the hermit, or recluse – any person living in...

Isolate / Isolation

Psychological / emotional perspective When we isolate ourselves (for...

Isolate / Isolation

Material aspects When we find ourselves in isolation in a dream we...

Ivy

Spiritually, ivy symbolizes immortality and eternal life. It also represents...

Ivy

Psychological / emotional perspective Because ivy has the symbolism of...

Ivy

Material aspects Dreaming of ivy harks back to the old idea of...

Ivy

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream ivy may represent...

Jab

A jab, whether in the sense of a punch or an injection, may be seen as an act...

Jab

Psychological / emotional perspective By its nature a jab is a short...

Jab

Material aspects Jabs are straight, arm-length punches thrown from the...

Jackal

Esoterically the jackal assists in allowing us to access past lives and the...

Jackal

See...

Jackdaw

Consult the entry for magpie in this...

Jacket

See coat in...

Jade

Represents ‘all that is supremely excellent’, the yang power of the joyful...

Jade

See gems /...

Jaguar

The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the...

Jaguar

See...

Jail

See...

Jailer

We may be feeling a degree of spiritual difficulty, a sense of being held...

Jailer

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of a jailer suggests we...

Jailer

Material aspects When we are in a situation from which we cannot...

Jam / Jammed

If a door or machine is jammed we recognize that there may be spiritual...

Jam / Jammed

Psychological / emotional perspective To be in a traffic jam suggests...

Jam / Jammed

Material aspects If we have caused the jam – that is, stopped the...

Japanese

Many japanese follow the shinto religion where tradition and the family, love...

Jar

The ancient egyptians preserved the bodily organs of the dead in canopic jars...

Jar

Psychological / emotional perspective To be conscious of being jarred...

Jar

Material aspects A jar very often represents the feminine containing...

Jar

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a jar will represent her...

Jasmine

Charming and...

Jasper

Holds the qualities of joy and...

Javelin

See...

Jaw

Often representative of our self-expression, on a more esoteric level the jaw...

Jaw

See...

Jazz

See music /...

Jeer

To be jeered at for our beliefs is often part of a spiritual testing, so...

Jeer

Psychological / emotional perspective To experience being taunted or...

Jeer

Material aspects When we do not seem to be experiencing success in...

Jeer

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream the one who jeers may often...

Jester

See joke /...

Jet

Is usually associated with darker emotions such as grief and mourning, although...

Jet

See...

Jewellery

Jewellery represents honour and self-respect without the attendant posturing....

Jewellery

Psychological / emotional perspective Very often, jewellery can...

Jewellery

Material aspects Being given jewellery suggests that someone else...

Jewellery

Gives gender - specific For a woman to be giving a man jewellery in...

Jewels

See gems /...

Jigsaw

A jigsaw puzzle in dreams suggests a spiritual conundrum, a difficult problem...

Jigsaw

Psychological / emotional perspective A jigsaw tool is capable of...

Jigsaw

Material aspects To see a jigsaw puzzle in dreams represents a mental...

Jinx

See...

Joke / Joker

A joker in dreams is a free spirit or a self-actualized personality, one who...

Joke / Joker

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally, a joke can bring...

Joke / Joker

Material aspects A joke in dreams can be an image presented in an odd...

Journal / Journalist

As a record of our daily lives a journal allows us to keep track of our...

Journal / Journalist

Psychological / emotional perspective An actual journal in which we...

Journal / Journalist

Material aspects In ordinary mundane terms a journal or any type of...

Journal / Journalist

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams a journal...

Journey

The idea of life being a journey or of journeying towards maturity is a large...

Journey

Psychological / emotional perspective The image of a journey is a very...

Journey

Material aspects The images that appear in dreams will reflect how we...

Jubilee

The time of a jubilee represents a fresh start. This has particular...

Jubilee

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of a jubilee or jubilant...

Jubilee

Material aspects To be dreaming of a jubilee or jubilee celebrations...

Judge / Judgement

Though from a spiritual perspective it is not right to judge others or to make...

Judge / Judgement

Psychological / emotional perspective Our own experience and, for that...

Judge / Judgement

Material aspects Within work situations our judgement is often an...

Jug

See jar and...

Juggle

Juggling presupposes a learned response and an expertise which we may need...

Juggle

Psychological / emotional perspective The image of a juggler or of...

Juggle

Material aspects In waking life we often find we have to carry out a...

Jumble

The jumble of images in dreams are spiritually a little like tasters at a meal,...

Jumble

Psychological / emotional perspective A jumble of objects in dreams...

Jumble

Material aspects Jumble can have the same meaning as junk in that there...

Jumping

In certain religions, spiritual ecstasy is induced by jumping. This is a way of...

Jumping

Psychological / emotional perspective Repetitive movement of any sort...

Jumping

Material aspects The act of jumping can be somewhat ambiguous in a...

Junction

Because a road is such a potent image in a spiritual journey, a junction has...

Junction

Psychological / emotional perspective When in dreams we come to a...

Junction

Material aspects Dreaming of a junction presupposes that there is an...

Jungle

The jungle can symbolize spiritual chaos due to its unpredictability. It...

Jungle

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, without the...

Jungle

Material aspects The jungle in dreams is an image belonging to...

Jungle

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream of a jungle he is often...

Junk

Spiritually junk represents outmoded or unwanted concepts and ideas.

A...


Junk

Psychological / emotional perspective From an emotional perspective we...

Junk

Material aspects When ‘mental’ junk accumulates we are not able to...

Juror / Jury

Often in the process of personal development we may have to make judgements...

Juror / Jury

Psychological / emotional perspective Sometimes in life we may not feel...

Juror / Jury

Material aspects When a jury appears in a dream on a mundane level we...

Justice

In spiritual progression there needs to be a balance between our more spiritual...

Justice

Psychological / emotional perspective Often when we are attempting to...

Justice

Material aspects Very often in a dream we do not seem to be capable of...

Kaleidoscope

In dreams we are able to appreciate the beauty of basic patterns. In a...

Kaleidoscope

Psychological / emotional perspective The magnification and myriad...

Kaleidoscope

Material aspects A kaleidoscope connects us with our childlike selves,...

Kangaroo

This animal often symbolizes nurturing, caring and motherhood. It also...

Kangaroo

See...

Karma

Karma is a man-made spiritual law, which dictates that any action, good or bad,...

Karma

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotions in waking life are...

Karma

Material aspects In pragmatic terms karma is the law of cause and...

Keepsake

A keepsake in the spiritual sense is an object which, because of the high...

Keepsake

Psychological / emotional perspective Romantic memories loom large in...

Keepsake

Material aspects A keepsake in olden times was something which was...

Keg

As a hollow vessel, which helps in the preservation of food and nourishment, a...

Keg

Psychological / emotional perspective A keg will often symbolize our...

Keg

Material aspects A keg, particularly an old wooden one, suggests...

Kerb

See...

Kernel

See...

Kettle

A kettle, being a hollow vessel, can symbolize magic and magical forces working...

Kettle

Psychological / emotional perspective A kettle just coming to the boil...

Kettle

Material aspects Because a kettle is such a mundane, everyday object,...

Kettle

Gives gender - specific As a cooking utensil, a kettle combines the...

Key

A key can represent our need for liberation from a stressful situation and then...

Key

Psychological / emotional perspective We hold within us many of the...

Key

Material aspects Keys often appear in dreams. They represent fresh...

Key

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a key can suggest that...

Keyboard

See...

Keyhole

A keyhole can symbolize our tentative entry into the sublime or transcendent...

Keyhole

Psychological / emotional perspective Since a key usually requires a...

Keyhole

Material aspects When we dream that we are peering through a keyhole,...

Keyhole

Gives gender - specific When a woman dreams of a keyhole without the...

Kick

A kick can be taken symbolically as a need for spiritual motivation; it may be...

Kick

Psychological / emotional perspective Kicking a ball around in a dream...

Kick

Material aspects Aggressiveness can be represented in many ways, and to...

Kick

Gives gender - specific For many men, ball games such as football or...

Kidnap

Spiritually, dreaming of a kidnapping suggests that someone or something is...

Kidnap

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, we may find ourselves...

Kidnap

Material aspects If we find ourselves being kidnapped within a dream,...

Kidneys

The kidneys are organs of elimination, therefore, to dream of them is to be...

Kidneys

See...

Kill

Killing almost inevitably symbolizes a violent ending of some sort. Often there...

Kill

Psychological / emotional perspective Killing is an extreme answer to a...

Kill

Material aspects To dream of being killed suggests we are under an...

Killing The Animal

This is symbolic of destroying the energy derived from the instincts. It is...

King

See...

King

Almost invariably a king appearing in a dream represents the father or father...

Kingfisher

To dream of a kingfisher is to dream of dignity and...

Kingfisher

See...

Kiss

A single kiss (particularly on the forehead) has often had spiritual and...

Kiss

Psychological / emotional perspective We are sealing a pact – perhaps...

Kiss

Material aspects When we dream about kissing someone, whether of the...

Kiss

Gives gender - specific For both men and women a kiss in dreams is an...

Kiss

This can indicate a mark of respect or a desire to stimulate the dream partner....

Kitchen

The rituals associated with the hearth and with fire were, and still are, a...

Kitchen

Psychological / emotional perspective The kitchen is a place of...

Kitchen

Material aspects For most people, the kitchen represents the...

Kitchen

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream, a kitchen is more to do...

Kite

A kite represents our need for, or recognition of, forthcoming spiritual...

Kite

Psychological / emotional perspective While flying a kite, we are at...

Kite

Material aspects To dream of flying a kite can remind us of the...

Kitten

See baby animals in...

Knead

As bread is the ‘staff of life’, to dream of kneading bread suggests...

Knead

Psychological / emotional perspective Kneading has the same symbolism...

Knead

Material aspects In waking life, the act of kneading can be...

Knee / Kneeling

See...

Knees

The knees are symbolic of prayer and supplication, and of emotional...

Knife

A knife is a symbol of division. There may be something in life that needs to...

Knife

Psychological / emotional perspective It can be important in a dream...

Knife

Material aspects If we are using a knife we may either be freeing...

Knife

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream the symbol of a knife is...

Knight

A knight is a follower, or someone who has taken an oath of allegiance. Hence...

Knight

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, the knight in a...

Knight

Material aspects In pragmatic terms, a project or task may require...

Knight

Gives gender - specific A knight appearing in a dream, particularly a...

Knight

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Knitting

Knitting, as with weaving and knotting, can symbolize a form of creativity, the...

Knitting

Psychological / emotional perspective We are working on emotions, or at...

Knitting

Material aspects The primary symbolism connected with knitting is that...

Knitting

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream knitting can represent...

Knob

Since a knob of any sort is usually used to gain access to something,...

Knob

Psychological / emotional perspective To be dreaming of a knob such as...

Knob

Material aspects When we are turning a knob we need to decide whether...

Knob

Gives gender - specific Since many people still have difficulty in...

Knock / Knocking

To hear knocking suggests we are being given permission from our spiritual self...

Knock / Knocking

Psychological / emotional perspective If we ourselves are knocking on a...

Knock / Knocking

Material aspects To hear knocking in a dream generally alerts us to the...

Knot

The knot symbolizes spiritual continuity or connection. It suggests a pause,...

Knot

Psychological / emotional perspective A simple knot seen in a dream...

Knot

Material aspects A knot is one of the most interesting symbols to...

Knot

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream tying the knot is likely to...

Know / Knowledge

Spiritual knowledge and awareness can develop gradually.

If we are prepared...


Know / Knowledge

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams we often know something...

Know / Knowledge

Material aspects In mundane terms knowledge and experience go hand in...

Label

In the spiritual sense a label can give us a sense of spiritual...

Label

Psychological / emotional perspective Having the wrong label suggests...

Label

Material aspects Often, dreaming of labels links with our need to name...

Laboratory

Dreaming of a laboratory indicates that we may need to make a more objective or...

Laboratory

Psychological / emotional perspective A laboratory can suggest a very...

Laboratory

Material aspects Dreaming of working in a laboratory indicates that we...

Labour

The 12 labours of hercules are reputed to represent the passage of the sun...

Labour

Psychological / emotional perspective To be labouring at something, in...

Labour

Material aspects To dream of ‘hard labour’ will alert us to a...

Labour

Gives gender - specific If a woman dreams of being in labour she...

Labyrinth

Spiritually the labyrinth experience marks a watershed. It is a symbol for the...

Labyrinth

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, in undertaking...

Labyrinth

Material aspects On a purely practical level, the labyrinth appearing...

Labyrinth

Gives gender - specific In dreams the labyrinth can be suggested by...

Lace

As a handworked adornment in vestments and altars within religious rites, lace...

Lace

Material aspects As a pastime, which kept women usefully employed and...

Ladder

In a dream, the rungs of the ladder are often either seven or 12 in number,...

Ladder

Psychological / emotional perspective The ladder denotes our ability to...

Ladder

Material aspects The ladder in dreams denotes how secure we feel in...

Lagoon / Lake

A lagoon or lake represents our inner world of feeling and fantasy. It is the...

Lagoon / Lake

Psychological / emotional perspective Often thought to be the home of...

Lagoon / Lake

Material aspects If the lake is contaminated, we have taken in ideas...

Lagoon / Lake

Gives gender - specific Perhaps one of the reasons that a lake or...

Lamb

The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature. It is said that evil cannot...

Lamb

See animals and spiritual imagery in the...

Lame

Lameness in the spiritual sense suggests the imperfection of creation, when an...

Lame

Psychological / emotional perspective To be aware that someone else is...

Lame

Material aspects Dreaming of being lame suggests a loss of confidence...

Lamp

Spiritually the lamp can suggest the idea of a personal guiding ‘light in...

Lamp

Psychological / emotional perspective The lamp in dreams often...

Lamp

Material aspects In dreams a lamp or a light can represent life.

To...


Lance

The lance is a phallic image initially of solar, and later of spiritual,...

Lance

Psychological / emotional perspective A lance as a surgical instrument...

Lance

Material aspects A lance – as in a knight’s lance – in a dream...

Lance

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a knight with a lance...

Landscapes

Spiritually, the landscape in a dream can suggest improvements that we can make...

Landscapes

Psychological / emotional perspective Dream landscapes can have a...

Landscapes

Material aspects The landscape in a dream can be an integral part of...

Lapse

Any kind of spiritual lapse or falling away from our beliefs will reflect...

Lapse

Psychological / emotional perspective A slip of the memory or an...

Lapse

Material aspects When we have not been totally true to our own...

Laptop

See...

Large

See...

Lark

A lark traditionally represents the transcendence of the mundane, overcoming...

Lark

See...

Laser

Because of its intensity, a laser beam has the image of light cutting through...

Laser

Psychological / emotional perspective As it can be focused with...

Laser

Material aspects Any laser beam suggests a clarity of perception is...

Lash

See...

Last

There are two spiritual interpretations for last.

The last supper, as in the...


Last

Psychological / emotional perspective When we realize that we are last,...

Last

Material aspects If we are last in a dream there may be a situation in...

Latch

See key and...

Late

See...

Laugh

Laughter in the spiritual sense signifies pure joy. It is now known that...

Laugh

Psychological / emotional perspective If we ourselves are laughing we...

Laugh

Material aspects Being laughed at in dreams suggests we may have a fear...

Launch

In the sense of setting a boat afloat, a launch picks up the spiritual...

Launch

Psychological / emotional perspective Launching is associated with...

Launch

Material aspects Launching a project in a dream suggests the beginning...

Laurel / Bay Leaves

The laurel or bay tree symbolizes chastity and eternity. It also suggests...

Laurel / Bay Leaves

Psychological / emotional perspective The laurel wreath is often used...

Laurel / Bay Leaves

Material aspects The laurel or bay tree is less likely to appear in...

Lava

See...

Lavatory

See...

Law

A law is an instruction or way of working deliberately laid down or fixed so a...

Law

Psychological / emotional perspective When our emotions are called into...

Law

Material aspects Any aspect of the law appearing in dreams is as much...

Layers

See...

Lazuli

Is a favourable stone said to evoke divine favour, success and the ability to...

Lead (Metal)

Lead in spiritual symbolism stands for a consciousness of the physical realms...

Lead (Metal)

Psychological / emotional perspective Lead as a substance is less used...

Lead (Metal)

Material aspects The conventional explanation of lead appearing in a...

Lead / Leading / Leader

We are able to take authority by virtue of our spiritual knowledge, though with...

Lead / Leading / Leader

Psychological / emotional perspective Leadership qualities are not...

Lead / Leading / Leader

Material aspects Dreaming of a dog lead symbolizes the connection...

Leaf / Leaves

Leaves signify fertility and growth. Since each leaf is completely unique, we...

Leaf / Leaves

Psychological / emotional perspective When looking at our lives as a...

Leaf / Leaves

Material aspects A leaf very often represents a period of growth and...

Leak

A leak of any sort suggests spiritual wastefulness and inattention to...

Leak

Psychological / emotional perspective A leak can indicate carelessness....

Leak

Material aspects Dreaming of a leak suggests we are wasting or losing...

Leak

Gives gender - specific There are times in a man’s dream when a leak...

Leap

Making a leap of faith suggests a degree of trust in whatever we might consider...

Leap

Psychological / emotional perspective Leaping in dreams suggests a...

Leap

Material aspects A leap suggests a particular kind of action, both...

Learn

To learn is to accrue knowledge, and to be learned spiritually is to have...

Learn

Psychological / emotional perspective As we gather experience we learn...

Learn

Material aspects When life is stressful we are able to learn methods of...

Lease

A lease implies an agreement between two parties, in spiritual terms between...

Lease

Psychological / emotional perspective When the various aspects of our...

Lease

Material aspects Legal papers of any sort suggest contractual...

Leave / Leaving

To leave a situation may suggest conscious rejection of the past in order to...

Leave / Leaving

Psychological / emotional perspective To be departing from a known...

Leave / Leaving

Material aspects We may have a strong desire to get away from...

Lecture

A lecture suggests the imparting of spiritual knowledge by an authority – one...

Lecture

Psychological / emotional perspective A lecture is a way of passing on...

Lecture

Material aspects In waking life, knowledge may be passed on in an...

Ledger

See book and...

Left

See last and...

Left

The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken...

Leg

See limbs in...

Legitimate

In spiritual terms a legitimate act is one that has been sanctioned by a higher...

Legitimate

Psychological / emotional perspective When we offend against our own...

Legitimate

Material aspects Working within societies that are not particularly...

Legitimate

Gives gender - specific Dreaming of being illegitimate for both men...

Legs

The legs in dreams suggest support and stability, the ability to stand firm and...

Lend / Lending / Loan

In spiritual terms, the concept of lending is connected with healing and...

Lend / Lending / Loan

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are lending money, we are...

Lend / Lending / Loan

Material aspects If in a dream we are lending an object to someone, we...

Lens

A lens symbolizes concentration and visionary...

Lens

Psychological / emotional perspective When a lens appears in a dream we...

Lens

Material aspects Just as in everyday life a lens helps to focus the...

Leo

The symbol is the lion and it governs the heart, lungs and liver.

The colours...


Leopard

The leopard represents cruelty and aggression and traditionally the deviousness...

Leopard

See...

Leper

Spiritually, a leper in a dream can suggest that we are having to deal with a...

Leper

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are caring for a leper we...

Leper

Material aspects To dream of a leper suggests that we are aware of some...

Letter

In dreams, hidden and perhaps private psychic information often comes in the...

Letter

Psychological / emotional perspective Often we dream about a letter...

Letter

Material aspects If we receive a letter in a dream we may be aware of...

Levels / Layers

A level in sacred architecture represents knowledge out of the norm. All...

Levels / Layers

Psychological / emotional perspective There are many levels of...

Levels / Layers

Material aspects Usually a level surface suggests ease and comfort....

Lever

A lever may appear as a symbol in dreams when we are attempting to reach a...

Lever

Psychological / emotional perspective A lever implies that we need to...

Lever

Material aspects To be levering an object in dreams – for instance,...

Lever

Gives gender - specific A lever is a mechanical means of altering...

Libra

The symbol is the scales and it governs the lumbar region, kidneys and...

Library

Our minds, and how we store the information we receive, can appear as a...

Library

A library represents the collective unconscious – all that is, was and ever...

Library

Psychological / emotional perspective As we are able to look more...

Library

Material aspects A library in a dream can often represent the...

Lice

See...

Lid

A lid closes a container and can, therefore, symbolize the division between the...

Lid

Psychological / emotional perspective To be trying to open a lid...

Lid

Material aspects To be keeping a lid on a container indicates that we...

Lie / Lying

To lie, as in speak falsely, is to speak against a truth, though interestingly...

Lie / Lying

Psychological / emotional perspective We can become conscious of...

Lie / Lying

Material aspects In waking life there is lying by commission and lying...

Lifeboat

There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task. When we make mistakes or...

Lifeboat

Psychological / emotional perspective Since a lifeboat requires a...

Lifeboat

Material aspects Dreaming of a lifeboat could indicate that we have the...

Lift

A lift is an enclosed space and can, therefore, symbolize the physical body...

Lift

Psychological / emotional perspective Going up in a lift suggests...

Lift

Material aspects A lift, particularly in a work situation, may indicate...

Lifts

These usually indicate how we deal with information.

For instance, a lift...


Light

Spiritually in dreams a bright light symbolizes the manifestation of divinity,...

Light

Psychological / emotional perspective When light appears in dreams we...

Light

Material aspects Light in a dream usually means illumination.

For...


Lighthouse

A lighthouse highlights the correct course of action to help us achieve our...

Lighthouse

Psychological / emotional perspective A lighthouse can act as a beacon...

Lighthouse

Material aspects It will depend on whether we are aware in the dream of...

Lightning

Spiritually, lightning denotes some form of spiritual enlightenment, literally...

Lightning

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of lightning we are...

Lightning

Material aspects Lightning in a dream denotes unexpected changes, which...

Lily

Spiritually, lilies are a symbol of resurrection and of everlasting life. They...

Lily

Psychological / emotional perspective One symbol of lilies is that of...

Lily

Material aspects Because of their connection with funerals, for some...

Lily

Gives gender - specific If we are gathering lilies, particularly in a...

Limb

See...

Limbs

Whether it is partly to do with some kind of cellular memory and the growth...

Lime / Linden

Married...

Limp

Limp, as in being lifeless, suggests that there has been a loss of essential...

Limp

Psychological / emotional perspective To have a limp in dreams suggests...

Limp

Material aspects Recognizing that a character in a dream is limping...

Line

Spiritually in dreams a line can have great significance.

The straight line...


Line

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we tend to need...

Line

Material aspects A line in a dream often marks a boundary or denotes a...

Linen

Spiritually, fine linen signifies purity and righteousness. By its fineness and...

Linen

Psychological / emotional perspective In today’s world, where...

Linen

Material aspects Linen in dreams on a purely practical level can...

Lion

The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the...

Lion

Spiritually, the lion symbolizes all those attributes that belong to the fiery...

Lion

Psychological / emotional perspective In psychological terms, the lion...

Lion

Material aspects The lion in dreams signifies both cruelty and...

Lion

See...

Liquid

A strong symbol in spiritual development is golden liquid which can represent...

Liquid

Psychological / emotional perspective Liquid in dreams can have more...

Liquid

Material aspects When something is unexpectedly liquid in a dream, we...

List

Dreaming of a list of any sort suggests an attempt to create some kind of...

List

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, lists can represent...

List

Material aspects To be making a list suggests trying to impose some...

Litter

Litter in dreams can alert us to a disorderly mess, a spiritual problem not...

Litter

Psychological / emotional perspective Just as a newborn litter of...

Litter

Material aspects Recognizing litter as thrown away objects suggests...

Little

See...

Live / Living

When something is live it is full of – perhaps unspent – spiritual energy....

Live / Living

Psychological / emotional perspective If we consider that to live is to...

Live / Living

Material aspects The implication that an animal or person in dreams is...

Liver

The liver is representative of irritability and suppressed...

Liver

See...

Lizard

The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or...

Lizard

See reptiles in...

Load / Loaded / Loading

See baggage and...

Loan

See lend / lending /...

Lock / Locked

A lock can suggest that either a new spiritual freedom is being offered to us...

Lock / Locked

Psychological / emotional perspective It is very easy to lock away the...

Lock / Locked

Material aspects To recognize in a dream that a part of our body has...

Locust

Spiritually, locusts signify divine retribution, a force that cannot be...

Locust

Psychological / emotional perspective As a flying insect, the locust...

Locust

Material aspects The image of a plague of locusts is so strong in...

Lodestone

Holds within it the qualities of integrity and honesty; and is also said to...

Log

See...

Look

See...

Loom

The loom in spiritual terms symbolizes fate, time and the weaving of...

Loom

Psychological / emotional perspective A loom picks up on the symbol of...

Loom

Material aspects A loom in dreams will obviously have a different...

Lord

See authority figures in...

Lorry

See...

Lorry / Van

A lorry or van in a dream will have the same significance as a car, except that...

Lose / Loss / Lost

The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomizes the search for...

Lose / Loss / Lost

Psychological / emotional perspective To experience ourselves as being...

Lose / Loss / Lost

Material aspects To lose something in a dream may mean that we have...

Lottery

Spiritually, a lottery represents our ability to take chances, to rely on fate...

Lottery

Psychological / emotional perspective A lottery can highlight all sorts...

Lottery

Material aspects A lottery suggests the idea of gaining through taking...

Loud

See...

Love

See...

Low

See...

Low

In dreams, feeling ‘low’ can suggest a sense of inferiority or humility....

Luck / Lucky

See dice / die and...

Luggage

Spiritually, if we are to travel ‘light’ we must often find a way of...

Luggage

Psychological / emotional perspective When luggage appears as a symbol...

Luggage

Material aspects Luggage in a dream can be slightly different to...

Luggage

Gives gender - specific As more people travel on business, luggage in...

Luggage

Psychological / emotional perspective Usually in dreams, when something...

Luggage

Material aspects As a reflection of a piece of work or project that has...

Luggage

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams, love and...

Lungs

In chinese medicine the lungs represent grief. They are also involved in...

Lungs

See...

Luxury

Spiritually, in a dream luxury signifies sinful self-indulgence, which might be...

Luxury

Psychological / emotional perspective To be in luxurious surroundings...

Luxury

Material aspects Luxury tends to equate with wellbeing, so from a...

Lynch

A violent act such as lynching – sentencing to death by mob rule – suggests...

Lynch

Psychological / emotional perspective Lynching appearing in a dream...

Lynch

Material aspects When we are having to defend our own corner, our way...

Lynx

The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream...

Lynx

See...

Machete

See axe and...

Machine

A machine may well represent the machinations of life, which would be...

Machine

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, machines represent the...

Machine

Material aspects When a machine of any sort – particularly one that...

Machine

Psychological / emotional perspective Being mad in a dream represents...

Machine

Material aspects When we are confronted by madness in a dream, we are...

Magenta

In some ways a colour which links both the physical and spiritual. It signifies...

Maggots

Maggots in dreams may reflect our own fears about death and illness. No-one...

Maggots

Psychological / emotional perspective Though the old use of maggots to...

Maggots

Material aspects Maggots appearing in dreams in their correct context...

Magic / Magician

Magic and the use of powers beyond ourselves has always had an appeal....

Magic / Magician

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, when there is...

Magic / Magician

Material aspects When we are using magic both in dreams and in everyday...

Magistrate

Spiritual authority coupled with spiritual knowledge is often represented by a...

Magistrate

Psychological / emotional perspective It may well be that a part of us...

Magistrate

Material aspects There are times when we need to be told what to do, or...

Magistrate

See individual...

Magnifying Glass

Making spirituality manifest would initially mean being more aware of our own...

Magnifying Glass

Psychological / emotional perspective Where it strikes us that the...

Magnifying Glass

Material aspects When anything is magnified in a dream it is being...

Magpie

There is an ancient belief that magpies and jackdaws are thieves, so to dream...

Magpie

See...

Mail

Mail in dreams is communication from the spiritual...

Mail

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotion is one of the most...

Mail

Material aspects Mail in the sense of armour suggests defences that we...

Mail

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream mail may represent her...

Maim

See accident, injure / injury, trauma and...

Make-Up

Spiritually, we must be aware of the way we are ‘made-up’ (constructed) and...

Make-Up

Psychological / emotional perspective To be dealing with make-up means...

Make-Up

Material aspects Make-up indicates our ability to change the impression...

Mallet

A mallet, usually made of wood, suggests a form of spiritual power and energy....

Mallet

Psychological / emotional perspective The mallet is a symbol of the...

Mallet

Material aspects For something like a hammer or a mallet to appear in a...

Man

Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspect or facet of our character in a...

Mandala

The mandala is a sacred shape, which is so powerful that it is found in one...

Mandala

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams this pattern often...

Mandala

Material aspects The mandala is often consciously depicted as an...

Mane

See hair and horse in...

Mania / Maniac / Manic

Mania suggests behaviour that is without reason, and previously was thought to...

Mania / Maniac / Manic

Psychological / emotional perspective Manic behaviour, such as...

Mania / Maniac / Manic

Material aspects In dreams, a maniac is a personalization of that...

Mansion

See house in...

Mantra

Spiritually, sound repeated over and over induces a change of consciousness and...

Mantra

Psychological / emotional perspective If dreams are considered to be...

Mantra

Material aspects In dreams we frequently hear the sound of our own name...

Manuscript

See ink, paper / parchment and...

Maori

Three important parts of maori religion are what they call the life force,...

Maori

See indigenous...

Map

A map can obviously help us in our quest to find the spiritual way forward. It...

Map

Psychological / emotional perspective When we first set out on the...

Map

Material aspects For a map to appear in a dream often indicates the...

Marathon

See race and...

Mare

Consult the entry for horse in this...

Mare

See horse in...

Marigold

Trouble and...

Market / Marketplace

A marketplace can be viewed as a place of spiritual exchange in dreams. We can...

Market / Marketplace

Psychological / emotional perspective A market is a bustling, happy...

Market / Marketplace

Material aspects Dreaming that we are in a market indicates our ability...

Marriage

Spiritually there is a process of integration that needs to come about. This is...

Marriage

Psychological / emotional perspective Firstly the masculine and...

Marriage

Material aspects On a more mundane level, as these processes of...

Marriage

Gives gender - specific As an actual wedding ceremony tends to become...

Marsh

A marsh being a mixture of earth and water suggests spiritual and emotional...

Marsh

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of marshy ground very...

Marsh

Material aspects When we dream of a marsh or a swamp, it can indicate...

Martyr

In previous times being a martyr inevitably meant that suffering was involved....

Martyr

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of a religious martyr...

Martyr

Material aspects Actually experiencing ourselves in dreams as playing...

Mask

In primitive shamanistic societies, to wear an animal mask gave the wearer the...

Mask

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are trying to protect...

Mask

Material aspects Most people have a facade they put on for others,...

Masochism

Spiritual masochism suggests an act of self-inflicted pain, such as...

Masochism

Psychological / emotional perspective Pleasure from pain, in the...

Masochism

Material aspects In a mundane sense masochism in dreams can highlight...

Masochism

Gives gender - specific Sado-masochism in dreams, while seemingly...

Masochism

The desire to hurt or be hurt in dreams through sex arises from two...

Mass

See rite / ritual and spiritual imagery in the...

Massacre

A massacre is an indiscriminate killing and is of little spiritual value except...

Massacre

Psychological / emotional perspective Indiscriminate killing in dreams...

Massacre

Material aspects In mundane terms, when business methods become both...

Masturbation

The child learns to comfort himself through masturbation, so such a dream shows...

Mattress

See bed / bedroom and also the information on bed / mattress in furniture /...

Mausoleum

See catacomb / crypt, memorial and...

Maya

Many mayans today believe, as the original mayans did, in the influence of the...

Maypole

The maypole in a spiritual sense is a representation of the phallic, of...

Maypole

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, festivals,...

Maypole

Material aspects A maypole in a dream can very often represent the...

Maypole

Gives gender - specific As a symbol of fertility, the maypole can...

Maze

A maze is a path of initiation into divine knowledge. It also represents the...

Maze

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, the maze may...

Maze

Material aspects A maze often represents a confusion of ideas and...

Meal

The sacred meal has always been an integral part of most systems of belief....

Meal

Psychological / emotional perspective Banquets, festivals and feasts in...

Meal

Material aspects From a purely practical viewpoint a meal eaten alone...

Meals

Depending on whether we are eating in a group or alone, meals can indicate the...

Meander

It was jung who recognized that dreams appear to meander (wander) all over the...

Meander

Psychological / emotional perspective Water moves in its own way, and...

Meander

Material aspects In a dream, to have a path or the road in front of you...

Measure

A measure in dreams – whether of capacity, length or weight – suggests a...

Measure

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally, when we attempt to...

Measure

Material aspects In waking life, we will try to measure our performance...

Meat

Physical or worldly satisfaction or needs are shown often in dreams as meat. At...

Medal

Just as a medal acknowledges our prowess, from a spiritual perspective it...

Medal

Psychological / emotional perspective Human beings both like and need...

Medal

Material aspects A medal is often a reward for good work or for...

Media

In its truest meaning ‘the media’ signifies all means of mass...

Media

Psychological / emotional perspective Radio, television and other media...

Media

Material aspects Dreaming of hearing information through any forms of...

Medication / Medicine

The spiritual need for a healing influence in our lives is indicated by...

Medication / Medicine

Psychological / emotional perspective When in waking life we need...

Medication / Medicine

Material aspects To be taking medicine in a dream suggests that on some...

Meditation

As a discipline, meditation helps us to become more aware of changes in...

Meditation

Psychological / emotional perspective Often on an unconscious level we...

Meditation

Material aspects Interpreting the act of meditation will depend on...

Medium

Mediumistic aspects in a dream can represent our wish to be in contact with the...

Medium

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of being mediumistic...

Medium

Material aspects Dreaming of visiting a medium very often means that we...

Meet / Meeting

As part of our spiritual learning process, in dreams we at some point will meet...

Meet / Meeting

Psychological / emotional perspective A meeting is a gathering of...

Meet / Meeting

Material aspects A work meeting or consultation in dreams may signify...

Melt

On a spiritual level, melting suggests losing form and has sometimes had...

Melt

Psychological / emotional perspective To see something melting in a...

Melt

Material aspects When we feel ourselves to be melting we may be...

Memorial

A memorial is a tangible representation of homage and esteem. Seeing the...

Memorial

Psychological / emotional perspective A memorial may simply be...

Memorial

Material aspects To see a memorial such as a war memorial in a dream...

Mend / Mending

See...

Merlin

See camelot and...

Mermaid / Merman

The mermaid and merman symbolize the ability to integrate the spiritual aspects...

Mermaid / Merman

Psychological / emotional perspective Mermaids and mermen are feminine...

Mermaid / Merman

Material aspects Traditionally, the mermaid or merman belongs to the...

Mermaid / Merman

Gives gender - specific Many stories exist of the human’s attempt to...

Message

Receiving a message – by whatever means – in dreams signifies...

Message

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreams themselves were, and still...

Message

Material aspects In dreams, receiving or sending a message highlights...

Metal

The ancients recognized the importance of metal, particularly as offerings to...

Metal

Psychological / emotional perspective Most metals have symbolic...

Metal

Material aspects Any metal appearing in dreams represents the...

Metamorphosis

See transformation and transmutation in the...

Microchip

In dreams a microchip will signify something that is small but powerful, such...

Microchip

Psychological / emotional perspective A microchip, being the essential...

Microchip

Material aspects Having to become aware of a microchip in dreams...

Microscope

A degree of detailed introspection is called for, either spiritual or...

Microscope

Psychological / emotional perspective We have the ability to look at...

Microscope

Material aspects A microscope in a dream very often indicates that we...

Migrant

See...

Military

See armed...

Milk

As a basic food, milk will always signify simple nurturing and giving to...

Milk

One of the theories of creation is that a celestial milk was stirred in order...

Milk

Psychological / emotional perspective As a nourishing food milk...

Milk

Material aspects Milk in a practical sense in dreams can represent the...

Milk

Gives gender - specific As a symbol associated with the great mother,...

Mill / Millstone

A mill symbolizes transformative energy, turning the crude into the...

Mill / Millstone

Psychological / emotional perspective There is a transformation that...

Mill / Millstone

Material aspects A mill extracts what is useful from the crude material...

Mine / Miner

Mines spiritually suggest the ability to ‘mine’, or learn from the emerging...

Mine / Miner

Psychological / emotional perspective The word ‘mine’ initially...

Mine / Miner

Material aspects Dreaming of mines signifies bringing the resources of...

Minotaur

The minotaur is a mythical beast – half man and half bull – that was...

Minotaur

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, depending on our...

Minotaur

Material aspects As a recognizable fabulous beast, viewed from a...

Minute

See...

Mirror

The mirror in dreams suggests self-realization, which reflects spiritual...

Mirror

Psychological / emotional perspective To be looking in a mirror can...

Mirror

Material aspects Dreaming of a mirror suggests concern over our...

Miscarriage

Dreaming of a miscarriage, whether our own or someone else’s, suggests that...

Miscarriage

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of a miscarriage can...

Miscarriage

Material aspects A miscarriage can represent aspects of early death and...

Miscarriage

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream it will depend on whether...

Miser

See...

Missionary

See spiritual imagery in the...

Mist

Mist can symbolize spiritual initiation, a passage through an area where we...

Mist

Psychological / emotional perspective Mist is a symbol of loss and...

Mist

Material aspects In waking life, many states of confusion can arise....

Mistletoe

Clinging...

Mistletoe

Mistletoe represents the essence of life. In myth it was used to kill baldur...

Mistletoe

Psychological / emotional perspective As a parasite, mistletoe has the...

Mistletoe

Material aspects In mundane terms mistletoe obviously is most often...

Mob

See...

Mole

The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often...

Mole

See...

Money

Money in dreams can represent our spiritual currency and also spiritual...

Money

Psychological / emotional perspective Money can represent our own...

Money

Material aspects Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard...

Monk

In dreams, as someone who has dedicated himself to his god or ultimate power, a...

Monk

Psychological / emotional perspective In his devotion to the mystical...

Monk

Material aspects As a shadowy representation of the part of us that...

Monk

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream a monk can signify the need...

Monkey

The monkey characterizes the infantile, childish and arrested side of our...

Monkey

See...

Monogamy

See...

Monster

A monster is usually large and, therefore, can highlight a childlike fear –...

Monster

Psychological / emotional perspective When, in everyday life, events...

Monster

Material aspects Any monster appearing in a dream represents something...

Moon

The great mother, the darker, unknown side of self, is symbolized by the moon....

Moon

Psychological / emotional perspective It has always been known that the...

Moon

Material aspects The moon has always represented the emotional and...

Moon

Gives gender - specific When the moon appears in a man’s dream he...

Moonstone / Selenite

Symbolizes the moon and its magical qualities, tenderness and the romantic...

Morning

See...

Mortgage

See debt, money and...

Mortuary

A mortuary may symbolize a spiritual transition phase. We are dead to the old...

Mortuary

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are viewing a dead body we...

Mortuary

Material aspects In everyday life, a mortuary is a frightening place,...

Mosaic

The kaleidoscope of life, with its many facets, is a potent spiritual symbol...

Mosaic

Psychological / emotional perspective Within a mosaic, made up of many...

Mosaic

Material aspects Any intricate pattern appearing in dreams usually...

Moses

See spiritual imagery in the...

Mosque

See religious buildings below and spiritual imagery in the...

Moth

The moth symbolizes the self, but perhaps in its darker, more worldly sense. As...

Moth

Psychological / emotional perspective The moth symbolizes the darker...

Moth

Material aspects The moth is largely associated with nighttime and...

Mother

Our relationship with mother is pivotal in our development and will often give...

Mother

See archetypes in the introduction, family and mummy...

Motorbike

See...

Motorbike

The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an...

Mould / Mouldy

Mould or mouldiness in dreams suggests that the essential energy has...

Mould / Mouldy

Psychological / emotional perspective When in dreams something has gone...

Mould / Mouldy

Material aspects There is a sense that the life has gone out of a...

Mound

See...

Mountain

Representing the centre of our existence in earthly terms, the mountain is an...

Mountain

Psychological / emotional perspective We all have difficulties to face...

Mountain

Material aspects In dream sequences the mountain usually appears in...

Mourning

Mourning expresses grief, a coming to terms with loss. In the spiritual sense...

Mourning

Psychological / emotional perspective In many cultures less emotionally...

Mourning

Material aspects The process of mourning is an important one in all...

Mouse

The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it...

Mouse

See...

Mouth

The mouth represents the devouring, demanding part of ourselves. It can also...

Mouth

See...

Movement

A movement towards spiritual acceptance can be undertaken when the time is...

Movement

Psychological / emotional perspective The way we move in dreams can...

Movement

Material aspects Moving forward suggests an acceptance of our...

Mud

Spiritually mud represents the very basic materials of earth and water from...

Mud

Psychological / emotional perspective Mud represents the fundamental...

Mud

Material aspects Mud in a dream suggests that we are feeling bogged...

Mummy (Egyptian)

The egyptian mummy symbolizes death, but also preservation after death and,...

Mummy (Egyptian)

Psychological / emotional perspective Egypt for many represents magic,...

Mummy (Egyptian)

Material aspects The egyptian mummy in dreams can symbolize our...

Murder / Murderer

Murder suggests willful destruction of another life. Spiritually we need to...

Murder / Murderer

Psychological / emotional perspective To be angry enough to kill...

Murder / Murderer

Material aspects We may be denying, or trying to control, a part of our...

Museum

The past is a learning tool that can be observed at some length, and a museum,...

Museum

Psychological / emotional perspective A museum can represent a place...

Museum

Material aspects A museum in a dream denotes old-fashioned thoughts,...

Music / Rhythm

Sacred sound has always been used in acts of worship, as has dancing....

Music / Rhythm

Psychological / emotional perspective Sacred music – such as...

Music / Rhythm

Material aspects Music and rhythm are both expressions of our inner...

Musical Instruments

Musical instruments and the skill required to play them are both aspects of man...

Musical Instruments

Psychological / emotional perspective Sound produced by musical...

Musical Instruments

Material aspects Musical instruments in a dream often stand for our...

Mutilate

See injure / injury and...

Mutiny

See...

Myrtle

Love and...

Mystic

Mysticism signifies union with the divine and the search for hidden...

Mystic

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally, mysticism requires...

Mystic

Material aspects From a mundane viewpoint, the figure of a known mystic...

Mystic Knot

The mystic knot suggests infinity. Traditionally it consists of 8x8 knots and...

Mystic Knot

Psychological / emotional perspective Mystic knots are one of the eight...

Mystic Knot

Material aspects Traditionally, the mystic, or in mundane terms the...

Nag

To nag almost always has a negative connotation, but when a spiritual idea or...

Nag

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, if we are being nagged...

Nag

Material aspects From a mundane viewpoint, if we are nagging someone...

Nag

Gives gender - specific In old-fashioned parlance a nag was a scold or...

Nail

Spiritually the nail represents necessity and fate. Nails also signify ultimate...

Nail

Psychological / emotional perspective The penetrative power of the nail...

Nail

Material aspects Dreaming of nails, as in woodworking, suggests our...

Nail

Gives gender - specific In a man’s dream nails may signify his own...

Nakedness

See nude /...

Nanny

See...

Narcissus

Selfishness and...

Narcotic

See...

Narrow

One-pointedness and bigotry are not qualities that are particularly spiritual,...

Narrow

Psychological / emotional perspective A narrow bridge might suggest a...

Narrow

Material aspects When we dream of anything that is narrow, we are aware...

Native American

The sun dance amongst the plains native americans is perceived as a replay of...

Naughty

See...

Navel

The navel or solar plexus is the point of connection between the spiritual and...

Navel

Psychological / emotional perspective The navel in a dream can signify...

Navel

Material aspects To be conscious of the navel, or more subtly the solar...

Navy

See armed...

Nazi

The figure of a nazi still holds associations of extreme cruelty and bigotry....

Nazi

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally such a figure will...

Nazi

Material aspects If there are circumstances in waking life under which...

Necklace

The necklace is an acknowledgement of honour and power. Prayer beads strung...

Necklace

Psychological / emotional perspective Necklaces first arose from the...

Necklace

Material aspects A necklace suggests a special object, and thus...

Needle

The needle can often suggest masculine sexuality, but also the type of...

Needle

Psychological / emotional perspective The ability to have some...

Needle

Material aspects In dreams hypodermic needles suggest irritations, but...

Needle

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream using needles will...

Negative / Negativity

See the introduction and...

Neighbour

See...

Nephew

See extended family in...

Nest

The spiritual significance of a nest is that of security within our known...

Nest

Psychological / emotional perspective It is perhaps interesting to note...

Nest

Material aspects The nest symbolizes safety and perhaps home life. We...

Net / Network

A network, like a spider’s web, symbolizes relationships unlimited in their...

Net / Network

Psychological / emotional perspective Women are often more able to...

Net / Network

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream she will be aware of her...

New

What seems to be new to us may be information that comes to us at the right...

New

Psychological / emotional perspective To be doing something new in a...

New

Material aspects Dreaming of something that is new suggests a new...

New Year

Spiritually, in any culture, the new year with its attendant celebrations can...

New Year

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, when there is a...

New Year

Material aspects To dream of the new year is to recognize the need for...

Newspaper

Spiritually, we should be aware that what we do needs to be for the greater...

Newspaper

Psychological / emotional perspective Newspapers in dreams signify new...

Newspaper

Material aspects Largely in dreams a newspaper will suggest knowledge...

Niche

The niche in most religions is consecrated so that it itself is a fit place to...

Niche

Psychological / emotional perspective In new situations we have a need...

Niche

Material aspects Everyone has a basic need to belong and often we are...

Niece

See extended family in...

Night

Night symbolizes the intense darkness that occurs before rebirth or initiation....

Night

Psychological / emotional perspective Physiologically, night is a time...

Night

Material aspects Night signifies a period of rest and relaxation, both...

Nimbus

See aura and...

Nine

Pregnancy, the end of any cycle and the start of something new, spiritual...

No

See...

Noah / Noah’s Ark

See spiritual imagery in the...

Noise

Any noise in dreams is a way of catching our attention, of focusing our minds....

Noise

Psychological / emotional perspective Any external noise can often be...

Noise

Material aspects When we hear a strange noise in our dreams, we can...

Nominate / Nomination

To nominate or be nominated suggests calling or being called for a special task...

Nominate / Nomination

Psychological / emotional perspective When in dreams we are nominated...

Nominate / Nomination

Material aspects From a purely mundane perspective a nomination is...

Noose

At its simplest, the noose represents a traumatic death. In a more complex...

Noose

Psychological / emotional perspective A noose, like the halter, harness...

Noose

Material aspects A noose in a dream suggests that we have a fear of...

North

The north in spiritual terms suggests the winter, a time for old age and...

North

Psychological / emotional perspective We are looking towards night-time...

North

Material aspects When we dream specifically of the north, we are...

Nose

In dreams the nose indicates curiosity and...

Nourishment / Nurturing

The symbolism of nourishing the soul and conferring immortality all belong to...

Nourishment / Nurturing

Psychological / emotional perspective All symbols of containment (the...

Nourishment / Nurturing

Material aspects In dreams, all symbols of nourishment are associated...

Nourishment / Nurturing

Gives gender - specific Nourishing and nurturing are such...

Nuclear Explosion

Spiritually, a nuclear explosion would suggest a discharge of power, which, if...

Nuclear Explosion

Psychological / emotional perspective When we have suppressed certain...

Nuclear Explosion

Material aspects A nuclear explosion is not always an act of war, but...

Nude / Nudity

Nudity often suggests a new beginning, a rebirth, stripping away the...

Nude / Nudity

Psychological / emotional perspective Nudity signifies innocence. It...

Nude / Nudity

Material aspects Freud assumed that dreaming of being nude was linked...

Nugget

See...

Numbers

Hen numbers are drawn to our attention in dreams they can have either a...

Numbers

Psychological / emotional perspective Symbolically, numbers have some...

Numbers

Material aspects Many people do not realize that numbers can be...

Nun

In today’s somewhat promiscuous society it is unlikely that we will dream of...

Nun

Psychological / emotional perspective The nun, as a woman who has...

Nun

Material aspects For many, whose experiences of nuns in real life have...

Nun

Also consult the entries for mystic and caring professions in people as well as...

Nurse / Nursing

To nurse originally meant to suckle, to keep alive, and for this reason...

Nurse / Nursing

Psychological / emotional perspective The figure of a nurse in dreams...

Nurse / Nursing

Material aspects From an everyday perspective a nurse suggests that all...

Nurse / Nursing

Also consult the entries for doctor, hospital, ill / illness, medicine /...

Nut

Nuts were reputed to be the food of the gods, and so spiritually enhance the...

Nut

Psychological / emotional perspective It was thought that nuts fed the...

Nut

Material aspects To dream of a metal nut, as in nuts and bolts, is...

Nut

Gives gender - specific Because of their association with fertility...

Nymphs

Nymphs are earth spirits that deal with pure energy. Their charm is their...

Nymphs

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically the nymph most...

Nymphs

Material aspects Nymphs are personifications of feminine universal...

Nymphs

Gives gender - specific In dreams nymphs are connected with a...

Oak

See...

Oar

An oar, being a tool that both propels us forward and allows us to move in a...

Oar

Psychological / emotional perspective To ‘put our oar in’ indicates...

Oar

Material aspects The oar is a tool that enables a boat to move forward...

Oar

Gives gender - specific In dreams, a woman is more likely to be...

Oasis

An oasis, in spiritual terms, represents refreshment and the idea of being able...

Oasis

Psychological / emotional perspective Most people see an oasis as a...

Oasis

Material aspects When people are in difficulty, they need a place where...

Oath

See promise and...

Obedience / Obey

To be obedient, in the spiritual sense, suggests an acceptance of the principle...

Obedience / Obey

Psychological / emotional perspective If we find ourselves in the...

Obedience / Obey

Material aspects When in dreams we expect obedience from someone, we...

Obelisk

An obelisk is often representative of a sacred stone, a marker outlining a...

Obelisk

Psychological / emotional perspective An obelisk is a man-made...

Obelisk

Material aspects Any carved stone appearing in a dream suggests we are...

Obelisk

Gives gender - specific Because of its shape, the obelisk obviously...

Obese

See...

Object / Objection

An object in dreams can often give angibility to spiritual concepts.

A cross,...


Object / Objection

Psychological / emotional perspective To object to or disagree with a...

Object / Objection

Material aspects Often in waking life we are unable to speak out...

Obscure / Obscurity

Obscurity originally signified the absence of light, so spiritually has that...

Obscure / Obscurity

Psychological / emotional perspective When we have not clarified how we...

Obscure / Obscurity

Material aspects In the sense of being dark or dim, anything obscured...

Observe

See watching and...

Obsession

Obsessive behaviour, regarded from a spiritual perspective, would indicate an...

Obsession

Psychological / emotional perspective Obsessive or repetitive behaviour...

Obsession

Material aspects Obsession is an unnatural focusing on a feeling,...

Obstacle / Obstruct / Obstruction

Difficulty, indecision and doubt are the three main blocks we will come up...

Obstacle / Obstruct / Obstruction

Psychological / emotional perspective At times, our own inhibitions and...

Obstacle / Obstruct / Obstruction

Material aspects Obstacles and obstructions in dreams can take many...

Obstacles Ahead

These indicate that we are aware of difficulties which may occur. We do need to...

Ocean

See bay and...

Octagon

See shapes /...

Odour

If a sweet odour is particularly noticeable in dreams it will signify...

Odour

Psychological / emotional perspective Our sense of smell is extremely...

Odour

Material aspects If there is an odour in a dream at all and we become...

Offence / Offend

A suggestion of spiritual wrongdoing may be relevant.

A sin is a moral evil,...


Offence / Offend

Psychological / emotional perspective To be committing an offence...

Offence / Offend

Material aspects To take offence in a dream is to allow a display of...

Officer / Official

See armed forces and also authority figures in...

Ogre

See giant and...

Oil

Oil, particularly that containing fine perfumes, represents consecration and...

Oil

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we may recognize...

Oil

Material aspects It will depend on which type of oil is being used in...

Ointment

See heal / healing and...

Old

The wise old man is a part of ourselves, which is not always consciously...

Old

Psychological / emotional perspective Old people in dreams tend to...

Old

Material aspects When we dream of old things, we are touching into the...

Old People

In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence...

Olympics

See games, ritual and...

One

Oneself, the beginning, the first, unity. Independence, self-respect, resolve,...

Onion

That we all have different levels, or layers, to our personalities is often...

Onion

In its many-layered aspect the onion symbolizes the cosmos, and revelation. In...

Onion

Psychological / emotional perspective Chopping onions can signify an...

Onion

Material aspects Oddly enough, the onion can appear in dreams and...

Onyx

Is for perspicacity, sincerity, spiritual strength and conjugal...

Opal

Not only represents fidelity, but also religious fervour, prayers and assurance...

Opal

See gems /...

Operation

An operation is a carefully planned procedure, whether that is a military or...

Operation

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are performing an operation...

Operation

Material aspects An operation in hospital is usually frightening and...

Opponent / Oppose

An opponent in dreams, from a spiritual perspective, is that part of us that is...

Opponent / Oppose

Psychological / emotional perspective When we find ourselves opposed to...

Opponent / Oppose

Material aspects In mundane terms, any conflict in waking life could...

Opposite

See...

Opposite

Anything in a dream that is opposite us may suggest difficulty in reconciling...

Oracle

An oracle is a divine pronouncement and, therefore, suggests hidden knowledge....

Oracle

Psychological / emotional perspective The need to know is very strong...

Oracle

Material aspects Most of us like to know what is going to happen to us...

Orange

An essentially cheerful uplifting colour.

The qualities associated with it...


Orange

See colour and...

Orchard

See tree /...

Orchestra / Orchestrate

Originally a place where dancers and musicians gathered, an orchestra now...

Orchestra / Orchestrate

Psychological / emotional perspective When we wish to orchestrate...

Orchestra / Orchestrate

Material aspects We all have certain aspects of our personality that...

Order

Spiritually, to be trying to establish order suggests that we are attempting to...

Order

Psychological / emotional perspective Ordering others around in dreams...

Order

Material aspects Lists and such techniques help us to maintain order in...

Ore

See...

Organ

In theory, perfect health of mind and body would be possible provided we...

Organ

Psychological / emotional perspective In chinese medicine, the...

Organ

Material aspects The various organs of the body can represent the...

Orgy

An orgy was initially an esoteric religious ritual, characterized by wild...

Orgy

Psychological / emotional perspective Behaviour that would not...

Orgy

Material aspects An orgy relates to a tremendous release of energy,...

Orgy

Gives gender - specific While most people will think of an orgy as...

Orient

See indigenous...

Orphan

From a spiritual perspective the one thing that we all fear is rejection.

To...


Orphan

Psychological / emotional perspective We have to come to terms with our...

Orphan

Material aspects To dream of an orphan indicates that we may be feeling...

Osteopath

See therapy /...

Ostrich

Dreaming of an ostrich indicates that we are attempting to run away from...

Ostrich

See birds...

Otter

The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and...

Otter

See...

Ouija Board

Spiritually, the ouija board was – and indeed still is – a rather crude way...

Ouija Board

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we all need some...

Ouija Board

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

Ouroboros

See spiritual imagery in the...

Out / Outside

Any sense of being outside in dreams – in the open air – will suggest a...

Out / Outside

Psychological / emotional perspective Being shut out suggests rejection...

Out / Outside

Material aspects In the mundane world a sense of not belonging to a...

Outlaw

See...

Outline

Spiritually, to be conscious of a line marking the perimeter of an object...

Outline

Psychological / emotional perspective An outline is usually a brief...

Outline

Material aspects An outline in dreams is intended to give emphasis or...

Oval

See shapes /...

Ovals

Are symbolic of the womb, and also of feminine life. Called the vesica piscis,...

Oven

The oven’s function of cooking represents spiritual change – the...

Oven

Psychological / emotional perspective As a hollow object, in dreams an...

Oven

Material aspects An oven is representative of the human ability to...

Oven

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a warm oven might signify...

Overdose

See alcohol / alcoholic, drugs and...

Overflow

See...

Owe

See...

Owl

Sacred to athena, goddess of strategy and wisdom, in a dream the owl shares...

Owl

See...

Ox

The ox depicts the ability to be patient and to make sacrifices for others....

Ox

See...

Oyster

The oyster represents spiritual transformation. In nature it is almost unique...

Oyster

Psychological / emotional perspective The oyster symbolizes our ability...

Oyster

Material aspects Practically, the oyster is reputed to be an...

Oyster

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream oysters may signify...

Package

See...

Packing

With packing, as with any act of preparation, we need to make a choice about...

Packing

Psychological / emotional perspective We need to establish some kind of...

Packing

Material aspects When we dream of packing suitcases, as though going on...

Pact

When we make a pact in dreams we are usually making a treaty or agreeing to a...

Pact

Psychological / emotional perspective When two parts of our personality...

Pact

Material aspects Reconciling two opposing ideas or principles is an...

Paddle

See wading and...

Padlock

We are preserving or, quite literally, locking up our spiritual integrity...

Padlock

Psychological / emotional perspective Often when our security is...

Padlock

Material aspects Dreaming of locking a padlock suggests that we are...

Pagan

From a spiritual perspective a pagan is one who does not belong to a major...

Pagan

Psychological / emotional perspective In returning to basic beliefs...

Pagan

Material aspects When a work or personal situation contains elements...

Pagan

Gives gender - specific For many people the concept of paganism is of...

Page

The symbolism of a book of life in which our lives are recorded for assessment...

Page

Psychological / emotional perspective A blank page suggests a fresh...

Page

Material aspects Manuals and procedures are an integral part of...

Page

Gives gender - specific There is a supplementary meaning of page,...

Pagoda

See religious buildings in...

Paint / Painting

Often we do not recognize our own creative ability and thus the potential we...

Paint / Painting

Psychological / emotional perspective Because painting has such a lot...

Paint / Painting

Material aspects We may not actually have the ability to paint...

Pair / Pairs

The use of pairs in dreams is drawing attention to the idea of duality. We are...

Pair / Pairs

Psychological / emotional perspective A dream clarifying the masculine...

Pair / Pairs

Material aspects The unconscious mind appears to sort information by...

Pair / Pairs

Gives gender - specific It is quite natural for us to seek...

Palace

See...

Pan / Pot

As always, any receptacle suggests the containing feminine principle, usually...

Pan / Pot

Psychological / emotional perspective Just as a cauldron can be taken...

Pan / Pot

Material aspects In dreams a pan or a pot signifies nurturing and...

Pan / Pot

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream it will depend upon what...

Pancake

See bread...

Pane

See windows in...

Panel

There are several symbolisms of panel that might occur in dreams.

The first...


Panel

Psychological / emotional perspective The second image is that of a...

Panel

Material aspects A panel of people such as an interview panel or a...

Panther

See...

Pantomime

See clown and...

Paper / Parchment

There is potential for spiritual growth through both learning and...

Paper / Parchment

Psychological / emotional perspective Blank writing paper points to a...

Paper / Parchment

Material aspects Paper is one of those images that, in dreams, are...

Parade

See...

Paradise

To dream of paradise is to be aware of the perfect soul. In this state there is...

Paradise

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, paradise is that...

Paradise

Material aspects To dream of paradise is to link with our innate...

Paradise

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams, paradise...

Paralysis

Paralysis can signify a sense of spiritual inadequacy, the inability to create...

Paralysis

Psychological / emotional perspective Imagination can often play tricks...

Paralysis

Material aspects When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably...

Parapet

See...

Parasites

See...

Parcel / Package

Parcels and packages can suggest latent potential gifts, skills and talents...

Parcel / Package

Psychological / emotional perspective Parcels and packages in dreams...

Parcel / Package

Material aspects When we receive a parcel in a dream, we are being made...

Parchment

See...

Parents

See archetypes in the introduction and family in...

Parole

Parole strictly means our word of honour and in that sense signifies a promise...

Parole

Psychological / emotional perspective To be on parole indicates that...

Parole

Material aspects To have been judged by a higher authority and then to...

Parrot

See...

Part / Parting

Recognizing that there is a part of something rather than a whole signifies...

Part / Parting

Psychological / emotional perspective When in dreams it strikes us that...

Part / Parting

Material aspects When an object or drawing is divided into parts we can...

Partner / Partnership

Partnership of any sort in dreams signifies a joint spiritual responsibility....

Partner / Partnership

Psychological / emotional perspective Most of us look for qualities in...

Partner / Partnership

Material aspects From a mundane perspective, partnership often denotes...

Partner / Partnership

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams, dreaming...

Parts Of Animals

(The limbs, eyes, mouth, etc) these all have the same significance as parts of...

Party

When a group celebrates a belief, which can be spiritual, it is an occasion for...

Party

Psychological / emotional perspective The human being often has need of...

Party

Material aspects When we find we are attending a party in a dream, we...

Pass

A pass signifies that permission has been given to move in selected areas and,...

Pass

Psychological / emotional perspective To lose a library pass suggests...

Pass

Material aspects As nowadays many workplaces use electronic passes to...

Passage

See hall / passages in...

Passenger

It will depend if we are a passenger in a vehicle or are carrying passengers as...

Passenger

When we take responsibility for someone else’s spiritual development we may...

Passenger

Psychological / emotional perspective If we feel that someone known to...

Passenger

Material aspects Often in teamwork or family life one or more...

Passport

A passport to a better life can be achieved by spiritual awareness. Such a...

Passport

Psychological / emotional perspective Often the passport can appear as...

Passport

Material aspects The passport is normally regarded as proving our...

Past

See...

Patch

See...

Path

A path in a dream can indicate the direction that we should take...

Path

Psychological / emotional perspective Often a path can represent the...

Path

Material aspects A path in a dream signifies the direction we have...

Pattern

See shapes /...

Patterns

Of any sort that appear in dreams as part of the scenario can categorize how we...

Pay / Payment

In spiritual terms, to pay for something is to be accountable for it.

To make...


Pay / Payment

Psychological / emotional perspective If in dreams we are paying a bill...

Pay / Payment

Material aspects Payment, as in a monetary transaction, can often show...

Peace

See...

Peacock

To see a peacock in a dream indicates a growth of understanding from the plain...

Peacock

See...

Peak

A peak experience is one that takes us beyond our normal capabilities. From a...

Peak

Psychological / emotional perspective Reaching the peak of a mountain...

Peak

Material aspects In the sense that a peak is a high point, after which...

Peak

Gives gender - specific Men’s and women’s perceptions of a peak...

Pearl

Symbolizes the feminine principles of chastity and purity, and also the moon...

Pearl

See gems /...

Peep / Peering

See...

Pelican

There are two meanings to the symbolism of the pelican. One is sacrifice and...

Pelican

See...

Pen / Pencil

The ability to transcribe and translate spiritual knowledge into recognizable...

Pen / Pencil

Psychological / emotional perspective We all have an ability to learn...

Pen / Pencil

Material aspects If a pen or pencil appears in a dream we are...

Penalty

Incurring a penalty in the spiritual sense indicates that we have transgressed...

Penalty

Psychological / emotional perspective A penalty is in normal parlance a...

Penalty

Material aspects Dreaming of a penalty goal can mean, if we are...

Penance

See spiritual imagery in the...

Pendant

See...

Pendulum

A pendulum is both a measurer of time and of energy. Spiritually it represents...

Pendulum

Psychological / emotional perspective A pendulum in dreams may be a...

Pendulum

Material aspects In the dream image of an old-fashioned clock, a...

Penetration

Any article that penetrates or pierces another, such as a knife or laser beam,...

Penetration

Psychological / emotional perspective In today’s world people tend to...

Penetration

Material aspects Inherent in the idea of penetration is a piercing of...

Penetration

Gives gender - specific Myths and fairy tales often give information...

Penguin

The penguin is thought to represent adaptability, although it can also indicate...

Penguin

See...

Penis

Dreaming of a penis, either your own or someone else’s, usually highlights...

Pentacle / Pentangle / Pentagram

See magic /...

Peony

Shame and...

People

When we begin to work spiritually with ourselves, there is a gargantuan store...

People

Psychological / emotional perspective In order to disentangle the...

People

Material aspects The people who appear in dreams are the characters...

Perfect / Perfection

Our search for perfection is an effort to return to our spiritual source. In...

Perfect / Perfection

Psychological / emotional perspective If we subscribe to the belief...

Perfect / Perfection

Material aspects Frequently in dreams we are aware of the ephemeral...

Perform / Performance

See actor and...

Perfume

See...

Perjury

See...

Permit / Permission

A permit suggests that recognition has been given by authority. In spiritual...

Permit / Permission

Psychological / emotional perspective When we permit certain actions...

Permit / Permission

Material aspects When we find ourselves seeking permission in dreams it...

Permit / Permission

Gives gender - specific In both men’s and women’s dreams, a permit...

Persecute / Persecution

See...

Perversion

When sexual perversion appears in dreams we are avoiding, or attempting to...

Pet

Pets will offer us unconditional love and acceptance without question. In many...

Pet

Psychological / emotional perspective On a subliminal level, when...

Pet

Material aspects Whereas in the waking state we may not be aware of our...

Petition

A petition is a supplication, request or prayer and has this meaning in a...

Petition

Psychological / emotional perspective It is worthwhile deciding which...

Petition

Material aspects To be signing a petition indicates committing to a...

Petrol

See...

Pew

See spiritual imagery in the...

Phallus

Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is...

Pheasant

To dream of pheasants generally foretells prosperity and good fortune to...

Pheasant

See...

Phoenix

The phoenix is a universal symbol of rebirth, resurrection and immortality...

Phoenix

A mythical bird of great beauty, the phoenix is often an emblem of immortality...

Phoenix

Psychological / emotional perspective Since the phoenix rises from its...

Phoenix

Material aspects The phoenix was believed to live for 500 or 600 years,...

Photocopy

See...

Photographs

Photographs in dreams can represent a spiritual need to understand the past. In...

Photographs

Psychological / emotional perspective Obviously photographs represent...

Photographs

Material aspects When we dream of looking at photographs we are often...

Physician

See...

Piano

See music / rhythm and musical...

Pick

See choice /...

Picket

See demonstrate /...

Picnic

The informal nature of a picnic tends to represent freedom, connection with...

Picnic

See...

Picture

A picture can be a visual depiction of a person or object, an icon – in...

Picture

Psychological / emotional perspective The condition of the picture may...

Picture

Material aspects A picture in a dream is usually an illustration of...

Pierce

See stab and...

Pig

The pig is taken in western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity,...

Pig

See animals and...

Pigeon

See...

Pilgrim / Pilgrimage

A seeker of spirituality must always undertake a journey of some kind. This is...

Pilgrim / Pilgrimage

Psychological / emotional perspective A pilgrim can often represent the...

Pilgrim / Pilgrimage

Material aspects When we are undertaking a pilgrimage in a dream we are...

Pill

See medication / medicine and...

Pillar

The contrast between spiritual and material power is seen as two pillars in...

Pillar

Psychological / emotional perspective Pillars mostly indicate a sort of...

Pillar

Material aspects One symbolism of a pillar is phallic, but another one...

Pimp

See...

Pimple

See...

Pin

We may not be able to solve a spiritual difficulty immediately.

A temporary...


Pin

Psychological / emotional perspective Occasionally in a dream we are...

Pin

Material aspects It depends whether the pin is holding something...

Pipe

A pipe of any sort suggests some kind of spiritual...

Pipe

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are in difficulty in...

Pipe

Material aspects On a purely practical level a pipe can symbolize many...

Pirate

The pirate can represent the anarchic part of our personality, which in...

Pirate

See...

Pisces

The symbol is the fishes and it governs the feet and toes.

The colour...


Pistol

See gun, shot / shooting and...

Piston

The spiritual drive – that is, the need to be complete – requires effort...

Piston

Psychological / emotional perspective A piston may also represent a...

Piston

Material aspects A piston in a dream can be taken to mean sexual drive...

Piston

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a piston may reveal her...

Pit

The pit, like the abyss, represents the void and possibly death – not...

Pit

Psychological / emotional perspective Rescuing others from a pit,...

Pit

Material aspects Many people talk about the pit of despair and of...

Places

In the sense that a place suggests a ‘spot’, places appearing in dreams...

Places

Psychological / emotional perspective The country where the dream takes...

Places

Material aspects When the environment or setting of a dream is...

Plague

See epidemic /...

Plait

Very subtle influences come into play when we begin to develop spiritually....

Plait

Psychological / emotional perspective Plaited hair was formerly a means...

Plait

Material aspects In olden times, a plait using three strands indicated...

Plait

Gives gender - specific In dreams, a plait represents womanhood. In...

Plan / Plans

Plans are diagrams designed to help in certain tasks, whether that is...

Plan / Plans

Psychological / emotional perspective Normally, if we have a plan we...

Plan / Plans

Material aspects As planning is such an integral part of business life...

Plan / Plans

Gives gender - specific When a woman dreams of visiting a family...

Planets

Spiritually, once we become aware of how the subtle energies can help us live...

Planets

Psychological / emotional perspective The interpretations of the...

Planets

Material aspects Dreaming of planets is to be linking with very subtle...

Plants

Plants in a spiritual sense signify both the life force and the cycle of life....

Plants

Psychological / emotional perspective If the plants are growing wild,...

Plants

Material aspects Because of the process of growth and decay that plants...

Plateau

Many dreams will hold images of climbing and of reaching a plateau. Spiritually...

Plateau

Psychological / emotional perspective If the plateau is barren, we may...

Plateau

Material aspects After a great deal of effort we reach a place that is...

Play

From a spiritual perspective, the life that we have creates a play, which gives...

Play

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, the play that takes...

Play

Material aspects When in a dream we are watching a play, we need to...

Plea / Pleading

Spiritually a plea has the same meaning as prayer. It also suggests applying to...

Plea / Pleading

Psychological / emotional perspective When we find ourselves pleading...

Plea / Pleading

Material aspects A strongly held feeling or principle will deepen to a...

Ploughing

We are in process of creating new opportunities to develop...

Ploughing

Psychological / emotional perspective We may have a situation within...

Ploughing

Material aspects As more people move away from working with the land,...

Plumage

See...

Plumbing

We are beginning to become aware of the flow of spiritual energy within our...

Plumbing

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotional security is important...

Plumbing

Material aspects Dreaming about plumbing looks at the way we direct our...

Plunge

Spiritual risk pushes us into a situation where we must take the plunge.

The...


Plunge

Psychological / emotional perspective When facing uncertainty in waking...

Plunge

Material aspects To dream of plunging into something is to recognize...

Poach

See...

Pocket

A pocket suggests hidden matters or the occult. In a spiritual sense it is...

Pocket

Psychological / emotional perspective A pocket in a dream can also...

Pocket

Material aspects To dream of a pocket is to be dealing with our...

Point

A point is the beginning of all things, the soul or completion, the place from...

Point

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically and...

Point

Material aspects To be aware of the point of decision is to come to a...

Point

Gives gender - specific Anything pointed normally refers to male...

Pointing

A particular way forward is being indicated; there is a goal we must...

Pointing

Psychological / emotional perspective Pointing in a dream, particularly...

Pointing

Material aspects When we dream of someone pointing, normally we are...

Poke / Poker

The poker in this instance suggests rigid and unbending discipline, which is...

Poke / Poker

Psychological / emotional perspective Playing a game of poker in a...

Poke / Poker

Material aspects A poker obviously has links with masculinity, but also...

Poke / Poker

Gives gender - specific The use of a poker can be seen as the sexual...

Police

Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a...

Police

See...

Pollution

Pollution suggests that ideas, concepts and principles can be contaminated in...

Pollution

Psychological / emotional perspective In its original meaning of...

Pollution

Material aspects As we become more aware of the consequences of...

Pony

See horse in...

Pool / Pond

A pool can have the same connotations as a doorway – an entry into the...

Pool / Pond

Psychological / emotional perspective In order to understand ourselves...

Pool / Pond

Material aspects Dreaming of a pool deals with our need for the...

Poor

See...

Pope

Our spiritual mentor or higher self will sometimes be seen as the pope. He may...

Pope

Psychological / emotional perspective The pope often appears in dreams...

Pope

Material aspects Often to meet the pope in a dream is to meet the side...

Poppy

Sleep and sweet...

Position

When a particular position is highlighted in a dream it usually signifies our...

Position

Psychological / emotional perspective Status is an important aspect of...

Position

Material aspects When any direction is indicated or particularly...

Post

A post in spiritual terms may signify a support or a marker. As a marker it has...

Post

Psychological / emotional perspective To be posting a notice suggests...

Post

Material aspects To be ‘in a post’ suggests that someone else has...

Poverty

Spiritual poverty occurs when we become conscious that there is something...

Poverty

Psychological / emotional perspective Poverty can be conveyed by poor...

Poverty

Material aspects To experience poverty in a dream highlights a sense of...

Powder

See...

Prayer

There are two aspects of prayer. One is supplication – asking for something...

Prayer

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, the human being...

Prayer

Material aspects Prayer suggests the idea that we need to seek outside...

Preach

See priest / priestess and ministers of all religions in...

Precipice

A precipice will indicate a perceived spiritual danger. In fact, there is no...

Precipice

Psychological / emotional perspective The image of the fool in the...

Precipice

Material aspects The fear of failure is a very strong emotion. Often it...

Pregnancy

There is always a gestation period in spiritual work. We may have to be patient...

Pregnancy

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of someone else being...

Pregnancy

Material aspects Dreaming of pregnancy usually denotes a fairly...

Pregnancy

Gives gender - specific Interestingly enough, for a woman to dream of...

Prehistoric

Spiritual progression requires us to understand our physical, emotional, mental...

Prehistoric

Psychological / emotional perspective Often in dreams the landscape or...

Prehistoric

Material aspects Being aware in a dream that something is prehistoric...

Prescription

See...

Present / Presents

One of the requirements of spiritual advancement is that we learn to live in...

Present / Presents

Psychological / emotional perspective To present something in a dream...

Present / Presents

Material aspects When a present appears in a dream, it can first of all...

Preserve

See protect /...

Priest / Priestess

See archetypes in the introduction, monk, nun and...

Priests, Priestesses And Ministers Of All Religions

These figures all hold a special place in the dream hierarchy. Sometimes...

Primrose

Total...

Prince / Princess

These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by...

Prince / Princess

See archetypes in the introduction, hero / heroine and...

Prison

Duty and guilt are opposite sides of the same coin in a spiritual sense. Duty...

Prison

Psychological / emotional perspective Often we create a ‘prison’...

Prison

Material aspects We may feel that outside circumstances are making life...

Prize

In spiritual terms, gaining a prize or accolade in a dream means having used...

Prize

Psychological / emotional perspective To prize an object (as in a prize...

Prize

Material aspects In dreams, to win a prize is to have succeeded in...

Prize

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a prize often suggests...

Procession

Spiritually, a procession is indicative of a group of like-minded people but...

Procession

Psychological / emotional perspective A procession is often a way of...

Procession

Material aspects A procession means an orderly approach and often makes...

Profit

In spiritual terms, profit is energy or power gained commensurate with the...

Profit

Psychological / emotional perspective Simply, if we profit from...

Profit

Material aspects The idea of profit and loss comes from the material...

Propose / Proposal

A proposal is a statement of intent and spiritually represents the sacred...

Propose / Proposal

Psychological / emotional perspective To propose an action in a dream...

Propose / Proposal

Material aspects A business proposal in dream parlance is a properly...

Propose / Proposal

Gives gender - specific Both men and women will dream of proposals...

Prosecute

See...

Prostitute

Spiritually we need to accept other people’s values.

A prostitute...


Prostitute

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreaming of prostitution, we...

Prostitute

Material aspects Dreaming of a prostitute often suggests a hidden...

Prostitute

Gives gender - specific The appearance of a prostitute in a woman’s...

Protect / Protection

Spiritual protection appears in many guises in dreams from images such as a...

Protect / Protection

Psychological / emotional perspective It is a natural reaction to need...

Protect / Protection

Material aspects When we have been made vulnerable in daily life our...

Protest

See argue / argument and demonstrate /...

Provoke

See...

Prowl / Prowler

See the individual entry for intruder and also the entry in...

Psychologist / Psychiatrist

See...

Puddle

See lagoon / lake, pool / pond and...

Pull / Pulling

At a certain stage of spiritual development, we can find ourselves being pulled...

Pull / Pulling

Psychological / emotional perspective We may in everyday life find...

Pull / Pulling

Material aspects Pulling suggests a positive action. We are being...

Pull / Pulling

Gives gender - specific In slang terms, pulling means picking up a...

Pump

See...

Punch

See...

Punish / Punishment

The concept of divine retribution – that is, being punished by a force...

Punish / Punishment

Psychological / emotional perspective When there is conflict in our...

Punish / Punishment

Material aspects When a child recognizes that he or she is not...

Puppet

At certain stages of development, we can become aware that we are powerless...

Puppet

Psychological / emotional perspective When a puppet appears in a dream...

Puppet

Material aspects If someone else is working the puppet, we may feel...

Puppy

See...

Purple

See...

Purse

One symbolism of a purse is the same as that of a bag the feminine and the...

Purse

Psychological / emotional perspective The material that a purse is made...

Purse

Material aspects A purse is normally used to hold money, or something...

Purse

Gives gender - specific For a woman to lose her purse in dreams would...

Pushed / Pushing

When one is developing psychically, it is possible to become aware of the...

Pushed / Pushing

Psychological / emotional perspective When in a dream we are being...

Pushed / Pushing

Material aspects When in everyday life we are aware of pressure, this...

Pyjamas

See...

Pyjamas / Nightclothes

Pyjamas or any type of nightclothes suggest relaxation and hence...

Pyramid

Considered to be a focus for power, if a pyramid appears in a dream it shows we...

Pyramid

Spiritually, the pyramid is a symbol of integration of the self and the soul....

Pyramid

Psychological / emotional perspective The pyramid always signifies a...

Pyramid

Material aspects A pyramid is a very powerful image. On a physical...

Python

See...

Quadruple

When a thing is quadrupled it is made four times as large or four times as...

Quadruple

Psychological / emotional perspective The symbolic meaning of number...

Quadruple

Material aspects As we become more aware, the ancient symbolisms become...

Quail

The quail represents amorousness, sometimes courage and often good luck. In its...

Quail

See...

Quaint

When something is considered to be quaint it is old-fashioned but with a charm...

Quaint

Psychological / emotional perspective Any object seen as quaint in...

Quaint

Material aspects On a mundane level an image that is quaint is perhaps...

Quaker

The name ‘quaker’ was initially given to religious sects given to fits of...

Quaker

Psychological / emotional perspective The human being has a need for a...

Quaker

Material aspects To dream of somebody else being a quaker indicates the...

Qualify / Qualification

In spiritual terms, a qualification suggests that we have been invested with a...

Qualify / Qualification

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream that we have qualified...

Qualify / Qualification

Material aspects In purely mundane terms, to qualify an action or...

Quality

Quality suggests the best that we can be. Poor quality means we are falling...

Quality

Psychological / emotional perspective When quality is an issue in...

Quality

Material aspects When we find ourselves in dreams dividing things into...

Quantity

See...

Quarantine

Quarantine, in a spiritual sense, means isolation; that is, retreating from the...

Quarantine

Psychological / emotional perspective When in waking life we feel...

Quarantine

Material aspects Dreaming of having to put an animal into quarantine...

Quarrel

Spiritual conflict or a conflict between the spiritual self and the physical...

Quarrel

Psychological / emotional perspective Depending on the other aspects of...

Quarrel

Material aspects To dream that we are quarrelling with someone...

Quarrel

Gives gender - specific For a man to be quarrelling with a woman, or...

Quarry

Both in the sense of something which is hunted and that which is dug out, a...

Quarry

Psychological / emotional perspective Seeking a quarry (that is,...

Quarry

Material aspects Dreaming of a quarry means quarrying the depths of our...

Quarry

You might like to consult the entries for chase / chased, digging / excavation,...

Quarter

See fraction /...

Quartet

Spiritually the quartet – a set of four similar things considered as one...

Quartet

Psychological / emotional perspective Anything repeated more than once...

Quartet

Material aspects Dreaming of a quartet of any kind signifies a link...

Quartz

The quartz is recognized as both receiving and transmitting spiritual...

Quartz

Psychological / emotional perspective The crystallization process was...

Quartz

Material aspects Quartz seen in dreams tends to represent the...

Quay

Spiritual progress can be suggested by a quay, since it is a point of...

Quay

Psychological / emotional perspective Because anything associated with...

Quay

Material aspects Standing on a quayside in a dream can indicate either...

Quay

Gives gender - specific Oddly, a quay, presumably because of its...

Queen

This usually represents our relationship with our mother or mother figure, and...

Queen

See...

Quest

Undertaking a spiritual quest in order to understand our place in the world and...

Quest

Psychological / emotional perspective Often, the trials and...

Quest

Material aspects Many fairy stories and mythological tales have as...

Quest

Gives gender - specific The hero’s quest for both men and women is a...

Question

Spiritual questioning and enquiry lead to greater knowledge.

The question of...


Question

Psychological / emotional perspective If we have a question in waking...

Question

Material aspects When we ask questions in a dream we are indicating a...

Questionnaire / Quiz

Questioning the inevitable is a way forward spiritually.

A questionnaire...


Questionnaire / Quiz

Psychological / emotional perspective A questionnaire depicts the use...

Questionnaire / Quiz

Material aspects To be answering a questionnaire or quiz in a dream...

Queue

See...

Quick

Formerly, quick was used to designate full of life and it is this meaning that...

Quick

Psychological / emotional perspective The word ‘quick’ is often...

Quick

Material aspects In pregnancy, a baby ‘quickens’ when it makes its...

Quicksand

Spiritual quicksand suggests a situation where we may be on insecure ground...

Quicksand

Psychological / emotional perspective To find ourselves trapped in...

Quicksand

Material aspects In old-fashioned dream interpretation, quicksand...

Quiet

Peace and tranquility give us the opportunity for...

Quiet

Psychological / emotional perspective Becoming aware of how quiet it is...

Quiet

Material aspects Experiencing a need for quiet in a dream suggests that...

Quilt

Spiritual comfort and caring can be suggested by a...

Quilt

Psychological / emotional perspective Old fashioned patchwork quilts...

Quilt

Material aspects The quilt or duvet can often represent our need for...

Quince

Is a symbol of love and...

Quit

Somehow quitting has a different impact to leaving.

To quit suggests a...


Quit

Psychological / emotional perspective Quitting a responsibility or...

Quit

Material aspects If in dreams we find ourselves quitting a job, it...

Quiver

A state of spiritual ecstasy can be induced which is accompanied by quivering,...

Quiver

Psychological / emotional perspective A physiological reaction can be...

Quiver

Material aspects Quivering indicates a state of extreme emotion. Such a...

Quiz

See questionnaire /...

Quote / Quotation

A quote in a spiritual sense signifies...

Quote / Quotation

Psychological / emotional perspective To utter or hear a quote – e.G....

Quote / Quotation

Material aspects To be giving a quote – as in a building estimate –...

Rabbit

Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things the obvious connection...

Rabbit

See...

Rabble

See...

Race

See...

Radar

Radar in a dream represents our own personal intuitive faculty. It is our way...

Radar

Psychological / emotional perspective For many, radar will register in...

Radar

Material aspects In today’s surveillance society we are conscious of...

Radiance

True radiance, being a quality of light, is a sign of pure spirituality. It is...

Radiance

Psychological / emotional perspective When something appears as radiant...

Radiance

Material aspects Filmic images of extraterrestrials give a...

Radio

A radio is symbolic of spiritual communication. We should be alert and aware of...

Radio

Psychological / emotional perspective Often in dreams a radio can stand...

Radio

Material aspects To dream of hearing a radio playing suggests a form of...

Raf

See armed...

Raffle

See...

Raft

The raft is an image connected with the spiritual transitions we must make in...

Raft

Psychological / emotional perspective It can sometimes be meaningful to...

Raft

Material aspects A raft is a place of safety, often amid turbulence....

Rage

See...

Railway

Spiritually, the railway suggests a chosen direction that is usually fairly...

Railway

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, a railway points...

Railway

Material aspects A railway in a dream signifies the way we wish to go...

Rain

Rain, by virtue of its ‘heavenly’ origins, symbolizes divine blessing and...

Rain

Psychological / emotional perspective Rain can also have a more...

Rain

Material aspects In its simplest meaning, rain stands for tears and...

Rainbow

A rainbow symbolizes the spiritual glory that is available to us through...

Rainbow

Psychological / emotional perspective The raising of consciousness and...

Rainbow

Material aspects A rainbow appearing in a dream is the promise of...

Raincoat

In common with other types of coat, a raincoat holds the symbolism of...

Ram

The ram is a symbol of masculine virility and power and, by association, has...

Ram

See...

Rape

See...

Rape

Any image of rape appearing in dreams can be as much to do with violation of...

Rare

If an object is rare it is rendered so by its scarcity, so spiritually suggests...

Rare

Psychological / emotional perspective If something is rare it is...

Rare

Material aspects In dreams, as in waking life, if meat is rare it is...

Raspberries

Denote...

Rat

The rat signifies a tainted or devious part of our personality or a situation...

Rat

See...

Raven

The raven can be a symbol of sin. However, if it is seen to be talking it often...

Raven

See...

Raw

Raw as in tender or sore is recognized spiritually in, for instance, martyrdom...

Raw

Psychological / emotional perspective Raw emotion is present in dreams...

Raw

Material aspects Images in dreams that highlight a state of rawness may...

Reaching Out

See...

Reading

Reading, or being in a library, appears in dreams as a symbol of the...

Reading

Psychological / emotional perspective Until comparatively recently, the...

Reading

Material aspects Reading a book in a dream suggests that we are seeking...

Reading

Consult the entries for book, letter, library, list and medium as well as the...

Reality Television

See media and...

Reaping

The scythe was an ancient symbol for harvesting – gathering in.

The grim...


Reaping

Psychological / emotional perspective The saying ‘as ye sow, so shall...

Reaping

Material aspects In former times, the whole community took part in the...

Rebel / Revolution

A rebel is someone who sets his face against the norms of society and held...

Rebel / Revolution

Psychological / emotional perspective We will only rebel if we feel...

Rebel / Revolution

Material aspects In working situations we are not often able to express...

Recluse

See...

Record / Records / Recording

The idea of keeping spiritual records is quite a powerful one. These may range...

Record / Records / Recording

Psychological / emotional perspective The content of dreams is, in a...

Record / Records / Recording

Material aspects When we dream of consulting records we are trying to...

Recycling

See...

Red

Vigour, strength, energy, life, sexuality and power are all connected with this...

Red

See...

Reduce

See...

Redundant

Spiritually to be redundant is not to be needed, to be surplus to requirements...

Redundant

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, to be redundant can be...

Redundant

Material aspects To dream of being made redundant can be interpreted as...

Referee

See games and...

Reference

Reference books in a spiritual sense can symbolize knowledge or the akashic...

Reference

Psychological / emotional perspective To be asking for or receiving a...

Reference

Material aspects When we are giving someone else a reference in dreams,...

Reflection

Symbolically spiritual truth that is available to us at any particular stage of...

Reflection

Psychological / emotional perspective Often, to see a reflection in a...

Reflection

Material aspects A reflection seen in a dream has a great deal to do...

Refrigerator

As a preserver of basic sustenance, a refrigerator will symbolize the...

Refrigerator

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of refrigerating...

Refrigerator

Material aspects The refrigerator is a symbol of preservation. In...

Refuge / Refugee

Dreaming of needing refuge suggests the need for some kind of sanctuary for the...

Refuge / Refugee

Psychological / emotional perspective If in dreams we are conscious of...

Refuge / Refugee

Material aspects In more mundane terms only those who have been...

Refund

See...

Refuse / Refusal

To refuse in the spiritual sense is not to recognize the long-term benefit to...

Refuse / Refusal

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotionally many people find...

Refuse / Refusal

Material aspects To be aware in dreams of a refusal suggests that on...

Rehearsal / Rehearse

See...

Reindeer

See deer in...

Relations

See...

Release

When we release a previously strongly held belief we are moving into a...

Release

Psychological / emotional perspective Emotional release in dreams can...

Release

Material aspects To be released in dreams from an institution such as...

Religious Buildings

(Such as a church, mosque or temple) as an environment for us to consider our...

Remove

When a dream object is deliberately removed it can be thought of as being...

Remove

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, to be removing an...

Remove

Material aspects It will depend on whether a dream object seems to have...

Rent

Often, in spiritual terms, we must relearn how to handle money and value. We...

Rent

Psychological / emotional perspective There comes a time when, if we...

Rent

Material aspects Paying rent in dreams is to undertake a personal...

Repair

An older meaning of repair was ‘to go back’ and it is this meaning that is...

Repair

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreaming of repairing something...

Repair

Material aspects Making repairs from a mundane perspective suggests...

Reply

See...

Reptiles

To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening...

Reptiles

With understanding of the basic urges and the way to manage them we can create...

Reptiles

Psychological / emotional perspective When there is a need to...

Reptiles

Material aspects Reptiles in dreams link with our basic and instinctive...

Rescue

Rescuing someone in the spiritual sense is saving someone who is less fortunate...

Rescue

Psychological / emotional perspective When we have put others in...

Rescue

Material aspects Being rescued in dreams is a powerful image, since it...

Research

To be carrying out spiritual research, for instance with holy books in dreams,...

Research

Psychological / emotional perspective To be doing research in dreams,...

Research

Material aspects Research and development in waking life is a large...

Resign

Spiritual resignation is the giving in to inevitability if possible with...

Resign

Psychological / emotional perspective Resignation is a state of mind...

Resign

Material aspects In dreams to resign is to give up.

To dream of...


Response

A spiritual response is one that affects every part of our being and is a...

Response

Psychological / emotional perspective If a response is needed or if a...

Response

Material aspects To reply is to respond, usually in words to a question...

Restoration

When something is restored it is made whole again and in spiritual terms such...

Restoration

Psychological / emotional perspective Carrying out a restoration in...

Restoration

Material aspects There is an interesting anomaly from a mundane...

Retreat

A spiritual retreat is a place that allows us an environment and ambience in...

Retreat

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of retreating from...

Retreat

Material aspects When in dreams we are conscious of retreating from a...

Reveal

A revealed (law-giving) religion is one that is considered to have been...

Reveal

Psychological / emotional perspective To reveal something is to make it...

Reveal

Material aspects The meaning of a symbol can often be revealed in...

Reverse

See back and front and backward / forward in...

Rhythm

See music /...

Ribbon

See bridle, halter and...

Rice

See spiritual imagery in the...

Ride

See...

Right

The right side represents the more dominant, logical side. It is the...

Right

See...

Ring

Like the circle, the ring signifies eternity and divinity. It represents...

Ring

Psychological / emotional perspective We all need some kind of...

Ring

Material aspects A ring appearing in a dream usually signifies a...

Ring

You might like to consult the entries for hole, telephone, wedding / wedding...

Risk

Spiritually we run into danger if we do not pay attention to perceived...

Risk

Psychological / emotional perspective In dreams, an emotional risk can...

Risk

Material aspects In today’s business climate there are many risks to...

Rite / Ritual

Spiritually we are able to focus our energies in such a way that we can work...

Rite / Ritual

Psychological / emotional perspective Such rituals as getting up in the...

Rite / Ritual

Material aspects Rituals can range from the ‘sublime to the...

Rite / Ritual

Gives gender - specific Magical ritual often concentrates on the union...

Rite / Ritual

You might like to consult the entries for baptism, ceremony, magic / magician,...

River

See...

Road

See...

Road Or Path

The road or path in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as in...

Road Rage

Road rage appearing in dreams is an aspect of suppressed anger. It signifies a...

Rob / Robber

See burglar, steal and...

Robe

In spiritual terms the white robe is innocence and the seamless robe represents...

Robe

Psychological / emotional perspective A robe can suggest our attitude...

Robe

Material aspects Dreaming of a robe such as a bathrobe can have two...

Robot

See...

Rock

Spiritually we will need, at some point, to go through a transition that...

Rock

Psychological / emotional perspective On an intellectual level, all the...

Rock

Material aspects To dream of rock suggests stability in the real...

Rocket

Because of the spiritual symbolism of reaching heights to which none have been...

Rocket

Psychological / emotional perspective Nowadays any symbol of power...

Rocket

Material aspects The energy that is available to us in dreams can be...

Rocket

Gives gender - specific The rocket in basic terms has a connection...

Rod

See...

Roof

The roof is protection from the elements and suggests the sheltering aspect of...

Roof

Psychological / emotional perspective A roof is a basic requirement in...

Roof

Material aspects To concentrate on, or be aware of, the roof of a...

Rooms

In a dream, these can describe various parts of our personalities or levels of...

Rooms

See...

Root

See...

Rope

A rope, as in a mountaineer’s rope, can offer security and also a sense of...

Rope

Psychological / emotional perspective If we are tied to the rope,...

Rope

Material aspects A rope can suggest strength and power, though the...

Rosary

See necklace, beads and spiritual imagery in the...

Rose

Love, and perhaps a...

Rose / Rosette

See spiritual imagery in the...

Rot

See decay and mould /...

Rough

See...

Round Table

Spiritually the table suggests a centre, but one from which all things can...

Round Table

Psychological / emotional perspective The round table is a...

Round Table

Material aspects A round table in a dream is a symbol of wholeness. In...

Row

See argue / arguments and...

Rubbish

We may need to dispose of spiritual rubbish – outdated perceptions and truths...

Rubbish

Psychological / emotional perspective Very often, rubbish or garbage is...

Rubbish

Material aspects Rubbish in our dream creates a scenario where we are...

Ruby

Represents all that is traditionally associated with royalty; dignity, zeal,...

Ruins

We sometimes have to understand a destructive streak in ourselves if we are to...

Ruins

Psychological / emotional perspective If we have deliberately ruined...

Ruins

Material aspects When something is in ruins we have to discover if it...

Running

Running in dreams suggests the potential for anxiety or distress. Spiritually...

Running

Psychological / emotional perspective Obviously in dreams of running,...

Running

Material aspects To be running in a dream suggests speed and flow.

To...


Rush

Interestingly, rushes or reeds are an ancient symbol of time. In both spiritual...

Rush

Psychological / emotional perspective We need to learn how to manage...

Rush

Material aspects To be in a rush suggests that we are having to contend...

Rust

Rust signifies old outdated attitudes. Spiritually, we may have to reconsider...

Rust

Psychological / emotional perspective To dream of cleaning up rust...

Rust

Material aspects Rust represents neglect and negligence. We have not...

Sack

Formerly the appearance of a sack in a dream was taken as an indication of...

Sack

Psychological / emotional perspective A sack shares much of the...

Sack

Material aspects At its simplest, to dream of a sack can link with word...

Sack

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a bag can represent her...

Sackcloth

See spiritual imagery in the...

Sacrifices

Sacrifice is an important aspect of spiritual growth and signifies the...

Sacrifices

Psychological / emotional perspective There is usually some expectation...

Sacrifices

Material aspects Sacrificing an animal in dreams suggests that we are...

Sadism

Sadism appearing in a dream would suggest that it is probably a counterbalance...

Sadism

Psychological / emotional perspective It will obviously depend on...

Sadism

Material aspects Sadism often arises because of anger still held –...

Sadism

Gives gender - specific Sadistic behaviour that is not sexual in...

Sadism

In everyday life we may be very timid, in which case sadism in a dream is an...

Sagittarius

The symbol is the archer and it governs the hips, thighs and nervous...

Sailing / Sails

Sails represent the spirit – as in a force that moves us. Sailing suggests a...

Sailing / Sails

Psychological / emotional perspective To be tacking – sailing against...

Sailing / Sails

Material aspects Sails suggest the idea of making use of available...

Sailor

Spiritually, the sailor can signify communication.

The aspect of freedom...


Sailor

Psychological / emotional perspective Most people have a rather...

Sailor

Material aspects The sailor suggests someone who is totally in control...

Sailor

Gives gender - specific If a sailor does appear in a dream,...

Salmon

A potent image in mythology is the salmon of knowledge, which signifies...

Salmon

Psychological / emotional perspective In common with most fish when...

Salmon

Material aspects In modern medicine the omega 3 oil that is in salmon...

Salmon

Gives gender - specific The salmon signifies abundance and masculinity...

Salt

As a distillation of everything we know, salt represents wisdom. As a symbol of...

Salt

Psychological / emotional perspective As in the old days salt was paid...

Salt

Material aspects In dreams, salt highlights the subtle qualities we...

Sand

Spiritually, sand represents the impermanence of the physical life and can...

Sand

Psychological / emotional perspective Sand in a dream suggests a degree...

Sand

Material aspects Sand can represent impermanence. Because they will...

Sapphire

Holds within it worldly truth, contemplation of the universe, heavenly virtues...

Sarcophagus

See...

Satan

See...

Satellite

A satellite can represent spiritual communication from a discarnate...

Satellite

Psychological / emotional perspective A satellite can appear in a dream...

Satellite

Material aspects Before satellites were invented, the stars were used...

Satyr

The satyr is a spirit of nature and of natural power. When man was less...

Satyr

Psychological / emotional perspective From a psychological standpoint...

Satyr

Material aspects While most of the time in the waking state we suppress...

Savings

See...

Saw

See...

Scaffold / Scaffolding

A scaffold suggests an enforced code of spiritual behaviour and the need for...

Scaffold / Scaffolding

Psychological / emotional perspective Sometimes in dreams a scaffold...

Scaffold / Scaffolding

Material aspects A scaffold or scaffolding in a dream usually indicates...

Scales

The scales of justice represent spiritual balance and harmony, and also good...

Scales

Psychological / emotional perspective Scales in a dream suggest the...

Scales

Material aspects The various types of scale we see in our dream will...

Scalp

See head in...

Scapegoat

See...

Scar

See injure /...

Sceptre

The sceptre is representative of royal power and sovereignty. Spiritually it...

Sceptre

Psychological / emotional perspective The sceptre can represent the...

Sceptre

Material aspects When it appears in dreams a sceptre indicates that we...

Sceptre

Gives gender - specific The sceptre has the same symbolism as most...

School

Spiritually it is often considered that life itself is a school. It is an arena...

School

Psychological / emotional perspective The school or classroom will...

School

Material aspects School is an important part of everyone’s life. In...

Scissors

Spiritually, scissors can have two meanings. They can cut the thread of life,...

Scissors

Psychological / emotional perspective Scissors in dreams suggest the...

Scissors

Material aspects Scissors can also suggest a sharp, hurtful tongue or...

Scorpio

The symbol is the scorpion and it governs the genitals.

The colours...


Scroll

A scroll can signify the letter of the law and the respect that it...

Scroll

Psychological / emotional perspective A scroll can represent hidden...

Scroll

Material aspects Nowadays, a scroll will represent an acknowledgement...

Scythe

The scythe, like the hourglass, is often held by the figure of death and...

Scythe

Psychological / emotional perspective The scythe is a very...

Scythe

Material aspects The scythe is a cutting instrument, and therefore has...

Sea

See...

Seagull

The seagull is a symbol of freedom and...

Seal

The seal is most beautiful in its own element of water, thus to dream of one...

Seal

Spiritually a seal suggests hidden knowledge. Not all esoteric and occult...

Seal

Psychological / emotional perspective When we dream of legal documents,...

Seal

Material aspects Historically, a wax seal confirmed authority and...

Seal

Gives gender - specific It has been suggested that in a woman’s...

Seance

See medium as well as spiritual imagery in the...

Searching

The movement towards spirituality often begins from a feeling of searching for...

Searching

Psychological / emotional perspective Searching in a dream for...

Searching

Material aspects To be searching in a dream is an attempt to find an...

Searchlight

See light and...

Seasons

The division of the year into spring, summer, autumn and winter gives occasion...

Seasons

Psychological / emotional perspective The need for us to be able to...

Seasons

Material aspects When we become conscious of the seasons of the year in...

Seasons

Gives gender - specific When we understand the natural cycle of the...

Security Personnel

(Including caretakers) in performing a dual function, that of authority figures...

Seed

See...

Semen

The sign of masculinity and of physical maturity, semen is often seen in dreams...

Serpent

The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female, or it can be...

Serpent

See serpent and snake in...

Seven

Cycles of life, magical, spiritual meaning; human wholeness. Wisdom,...

Sex / Sexual Images

Dreams will often allow us to explore physicality in a safe way. Real spiritual...

Sex / Sexual Images

Psychological / emotional perspective Dreams highlight the whole range...

Sex / Sexual Images

Material aspects In dreams, sexuality, in the sense of feeling desire...

Shadow

See archetypes in the...

Shampoo

See soap /...

Shapes / Patterns

At a certain stage of spiritual development, geometric shapes that will give us...

Shapes / Patterns

Psychological / emotional perspective The number of sides a shape has...

Shapes / Patterns

Material aspects We can accept the nature of things as they are and can...

Shawl

See coat in...

Sheaf

See...

Shears

See...

Sheep

The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct and it is this interpretation that...

Sheep

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Shells

Spiritually a shell is a miniature representation of the process of life and...

Shells

Psychological / emotional perspective A shell carries within it a great...

Shells

Material aspects In dreams a shell represents the defences we use in...

Shelter

Shelter in the spiritual sense suggests sanctuary – a space wherein we will...

Shelter

Psychological / emotional perspective The other image of shelter is...

Shelter

Material aspects Any shelter signifies protection. We are all aware of...

Shield

In spiritual development the shield appears as a symbol of a particular stage...

Shield

Psychological / emotional perspective In myths and legends the...

Shield

Material aspects A shield is a symbol of preservation. It can appear in...

Shirt

A shirt can suggest appropriate action; correct for the occasion or casual,...

Shirt

See...

Shoe

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Shoes

Our ability, or otherwise, to be grounded and in touch with everyday life is...

Shop

See market / market...

Shot / Shooting

Directed explosive energy, such as that from a gun, is a very effective...

Shot / Shooting

Psychological / emotional perspective To be conscious of hearing a shot...

Shot / Shooting

Material aspects Unconsciously you may be feeling threatened in some...

Shot / Shooting

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can...

Shovel / Spade

A shovel is an implement or tool which can be used to help us uncover what is...

Shovel / Spade

Psychological / emotional perspective Since a shovel or spade can...

Shovel / Spade

Material aspects A shovel in a dream will signify a need to dig into...

Shrink

Following the psychological recognition of our smallness, we equally can become...

Shrink

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we can learn to...

Shrink

Material aspects In dreams, to shrink is to have a desire to return to...

Shroud

In spiritual terms a shroud is a mark of respect for the dead. As a garment, it...

Shroud

Psychological / emotional perspective In a dream a shroud can be a...

Shroud

Material aspects If we recognize that by shrouding something it becomes...

Sick

See ill / illness and...

Sickle

See...

Signature

See...

Silence

Spiritually, silence is a ‘space’ where there is no need for sound. Many...

Silence

Psychological / emotional perspective When we are silent in dreams we...

Silence

Material aspects Silence in a dream can suggest uneasiness and...

Silver

Spiritually, silver is said to represent the feminine aspect, gold being the...

Silver

Psychological / emotional perspective Silver on a more psychological...

Silver

Material aspects On a practical level, silver coins appearing in a...

Silver

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream, silver will often...

Sing

Spiritually when we sing we are capable of raising the vibration, either for...

Sing

Psychological / emotional perspective Singing as an act of worship is a...

Sing

Material aspects To hear singing in a dream is to link with the...

Sinister Animals

To find any animal threatening in a dream indicates the fears and doubts we...

Sinking

Both spiritually and physically, to be sinking is to be getting into a...

Sinking

Psychological / emotional perspective A sinking feeling in dreams...

Sinking

Material aspects To be sinking in a dream suggests a loss of...

Siren

As an archetype, it is only when it is understood spiritually that the siren...

Siren

Psychological / emotional perspective The siren suggests deception and...

Siren

Material aspects To hear a siren – as in an ambulance or fire engine...

Siren

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream, if she has not come to...

Sister

The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling side of ourselves. We have...

Sister

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Six

Harmony or balance. Idealism, selflessness, honesty, charitableness,...

Size

Spiritually size is irrelevant. It is more the appreciation of feeling that...

Size

Psychological / emotional perspective A child learns very early on to...

Size

Material aspects To be conscious of size in a dream highlights how we...

Skeleton / Skull

A skeleton in dreams alerts us to our attitude to the macabre. We are aware...

Skeleton / Skull

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, we sometimes...

Skeleton / Skull

Material aspects A skeleton in a dream suggests the ‘bare bones’ of...

Skin

Skin in a dream stands for our persona or the facade we create for others....

Skin

See...

Skull

See...

Sky

The sky spiritually suggests infinity and that which is above and beyond us –...

Sky

Psychological / emotional perspective The sky signifies the...

Sky

Material aspects In dreams the sky can represent the mind and signify...

Slow

See...

Small

See...

Small

Psychological / emotional perspective Childhood is a time when smell is...

Small

Material aspects To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means...

Smell

As our spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognize smells from...

Smoke / Smoking

Spiritually, smoke signifies prayer rising to heaven and is used with that...

Smoke / Smoking

Psychological / emotional perspective Smoke in dreams can represent...

Smoke / Smoking

Material aspects Smoke in dreams suggests that there is a feeling of...

Snail

The snail shell symbolizes the perfection of nature’s creativity, which is...

Snail

Psychological / emotional perspective From a psychological point of...

Snail

Material aspects The snail appearing in dreams may engender, because of...

Snake

In common with serpent dreams, snake dreams occur when we are attempting to...

Snow

Snow represents spiritual purity, beauty and the melting away of difficulties....

Snow

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically snow in dreams...

Snow

Material aspects Snow is a crystallisation of water, and as such...

Snowdrop

Consolation....

Soap / Shampoo

From a spiritual perspective, soap and shampoo represent cleansing. It is an...

Soap / Shampoo

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically soap can indicate...

Soap / Shampoo

Material aspects Soap in dreams suggests the idea of being cleansed. We...

Soap / Shampoo

Gives gender - specific Often in emerging male sexual dreams soap and...

Son

In dreams the son can signify our need for self-expression and for...

Son

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Sound

Sound in the spiritual sense is vibration from which everything is created. In...

Sound

Psychological / emotional perspective To the waking mind, sound is...

Sound

Material aspects Literally, if what we do in waking life resonates with...

Soup

See eating, food and...

South

The south in spiritual terms suggests the summer, a time for fun and...

South

Psychological / emotional perspective We are looking towards midday and...

South

Material aspects When we dream specifically of the south, we are...

Sowing

Sowing in a spiritual sense suggests creating the correct environment in which...

Sowing

Psychological / emotional perspective The image of laying down a...

Sowing

Material aspects Sowing is a symbol that has certain basic ideas...

Sowing

Gives gender - specific Originally, sowing seed was taken to be a...

Space

Space is a representation of a cosmic centre – a place that ‘is, was and...

Space

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically we often need...

Space

Material aspects In dreams, when we are aware of the space we occupy we...

Spade

See...

Spark

The spark suggests fire and therefore love.

The ‘essential spark’ is the...


Spark

Psychological / emotional perspective The spark of an idea suggests the...

Spark

Material aspects A spark in a dream represents a beginning. Being aware...

Sparrow

The sparrow represents business, industry and hard...

Spear

Spiritually, the spear signifies directness and honour. It has the power of...

Spear

Psychological / emotional perspective The spear is psychologically that...

Spear

Material aspects The spear has many meanings from a mundane...

Spear

Gives gender - specific A spear represents the masculine in dreams and...

Spectacles

See glasses /...

Speed

There is a point when, as we are developing spiritually, we lose our sense of...

Speed

Psychological / emotional perspective Travelling at speed suggests...

Speed

Material aspects Speed in dreams identifies an intensity of feelings...

Spheres

Have a similar meaning to globes and indicate perfection and completion of all...

Sphinx

Spiritually the sphinx stands for vigilance, power and wisdom as well as...

Sphinx

Psychological / emotional perspective Psychologically, and because even...

Sphinx

Material aspects The sphinx, for most people in dreams, will represent...

Spider

Spiritually the spider represents the great mother in her role as the weaver of...

Spider

Psychological / emotional perspective In psychological terms the spider...

Spider

Material aspects On a very mundane level spiders are generally...

Spider

Gives gender - specific In a woman’s dream a spider will often...

Spine

See backbone in...

Spiral

See...

Spire

As a representation of our spiritual progression, the spire suggests the...

Spire

Psychological / emotional perspective The spire represents ambition and...

Spire

Material aspects To see a spire in a dream is to recognize a landmark,...

Spire

Gives gender - specific The spire can often be taken in dreams as a...

Spirits

See spiritual imagery in the...

Spiritual Imagery

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Sport

From a spiritual perspective, sport in dreams suggests the ability to keep the...