ABBOT / ABBESS

Bishop, Monk; the archetype of the priest comes to the fore, a person of...

ABDUCTION

Repressed urges, similar to Bomb, Attack, Surf, Explosion and Electricity,...

ABORTING

See...

ABORTION / MISCARRIAGE

Emotions are facing reality. Also, you want to discard inner conflicts, as in...

ABSCESS

Need for cleansing—similar to Sewage / Waste.

A negative attitude needs to...


ABUNDANCE

It symbolizes excess—be content with less. But it may also suggest being in...

ABYSS

Precipice. This dream usually appears when we are in crisis, or when a crisis...

ACCIDENT

Often a sign of dealing emotionally with real accidents.

A warning that...


ACID

Is something nagging and eating at your insides.7 Has the relationship with...

ACORN

Precaution; well-known phallic...

ACROBAT

The desire for, or fear of, risky endeavors. It is the image of modern man’s...

ACTOR

See Theater. You are pretending to be something that you are not. You want to...

ADAM

Returning to the origin of masculinity, this is often the symbol for Father. As...

ADDRESS

It is important whether it is your own or somebody else’s. Your own address...

ADMINISTRATOR / PUBLIC SERVANT

Often appears in a dream when you are suffering from lack of self-worth. Also...

ADMIRAL

See Captain, a symbol of manliness, like Abbot, Athlete, and King.

A person...


ADOPTION

Taking on something foreign—giving aid. Longing for the “child within.”...

ADULTERY

See Stranger, Other, Intercourse, Sexuality. Also Friend, Foreign...

ADVENTURE

Being unsure about one’s surroundings; or fearful of a risky relationship...

ADVERTISEMENT

A long-overdue situation needs to be resolved; otherwise it will become public....

ADVICE

Searching for direction and support from the outside. Friendship and...

AFRICA

The dark continent, our own shadow, our own hidden side and our own urges /...

AGE (OLD MAN OR OLD WOMAN)

Happiness and satisfaction have been reached. On one hand, you are fascinated...

AGENT / SPY

Points to too much fantasizing. Wanderlust, being shallow. Make inquiries...

AIR

Symbol of essence and awareness. Insight, ideas, imagination, and creative...

AIRPLANE

See Flying. Airplanes and flying are considered symbols of far-reaching...

AIRPLANE CRASH

Illusions and unhealthy attitudes need to be...

AIRPORT

See Flying.

The starting point of the flight.

Freedom and...


ALARM

Something needs to be activated; something must be done immediately (a dream of...

ALBATROSS

Bird. Elegance, ease, good control.

Folklore Good news is “on the way.”...


ALCHEMIST

Pharmacist, Chemist. Spiritualization. Inner strength is solidifying; character...

ALCOHOL

“Muddying the water,” lack of clarity, unscrupulousness, intoxication,...

ALLIGATOR

Fear of being swallowed up by tasks and work. Pay attention to your animalistic...

ALMOND

An erotic symbol. Bitter almonds mean disappointment; sweet almonds mean good...

ALPHABET

Wholeness and complete spiritual richness is realized. Order. Highly oriented...

ALTAR

Well-known holy place; a place of power, spirituality, personal growth, and...

AMAZEMENT

Good things are going to happen to those who did not expect...

AMAZON

Strained relationships with women or towards the feminine in oneself. Desire...

AMBER

Petrification, narrowness (restricted lifestyle), as in Siege, Elevator,...

AMPHITHEATER

A challenge to become active, to produce, even if it is risky. Fights and risky...

AMPUTATION

Losing something of oneself. Always restricted and needs are ignored (see...

AMULET / TALISMAN

Need for security, desire for magical powers, which points to regression....

ANCHOR

A symbol of security, as in Family, Home, and...

ANESTHESIA

Calming, unconsciousness. But often also anguish, and a defense against...

ANGEL

See Flying. Messenger from God. In a broader sense, angels are messengers from...

ANIMAL

The animal, compulsive nature of human beings. Instincts, according to Freud...

ANTELOPE

Elegance. Symbol of vivacious women, desire,...

ANTLERS

Aggressive, physical male drive, as in Rifle, and all other weapons....

ANTS

Classical example in psychology of a disturbed nervous system. It is necessary...

ANVIL

Resistance. Toughness, also becoming passive endurance. May also point to a...

APE

Developmental difficulties. Points at the same time to increased rigidity. You...

APOTHECARY

Emergency situation, calling out for help; Medication. Symbol for what is...

APPLAUSE

Approval. Vanity based on fear of rejection or success. Often a sign of...

APPLE

Health and naturalness; also renewal of life and the symbol of immortality (the...

APPLICATION

Desire or Fear of making one’s needs known and / or to plan for them....

APRICOTS

Female sexual symbol, well-being. One of the most common erotic symbols for...

APRON

See Veil, Curtain. Protection and domesticity, as in Baking, Roast, Cooking,...

AQUAMARINE

Purity, healing, spirituality, noble...

AQUARIUM

Artificial living space. Unnatural, deep (repressed) desires for a more natural...

ARABIAN

Longing to be “wild.” May also appear as a symbol for the masculine world...

ARCH

On one hand, a well-known symbol for security, protection, and home, as in...

ARCHER / ARCH OF A BRIDGE

Tension, overcoming...

ARENA

A room where the ego is placed in the center, as in Amphitheater. Struggle, the...

ARIES

The image of the creative energy of the dreamer. See Lamb, Sleep.

ASTROLOGY...


ARISTOCRAT

Inferiority complex. You feel inferior in your social environment. Symbol of...

ARM

Basics for action, reaching for or getting something. Wanting to accomplish...

ARMAMENT

Separation and disarmament, distancing, which may be positive or negative....

ARMCHAIR

Resting, being peaceful, as in Evening, Worship, and Prayer, but less religious...

ARREST

You feel your life is exciting, seen and lived like a detective story, but you...

ARRIVAL

Beginning. Obvious meaning one part of life is completed; something new is...

ARROW

Focus and concentration on a goal. This image is a “point of reference,”...

ARTERIES

See Blood, Red. Life is in motion, as is your circulatory...

ARTICHOKE

Luxury, well-being and driving out bad moods. Vacation memories.

Folklore...


ARTIST

A well-known symbol for a life lived freely and...

AS A NIGHTMARE

Feeling overburdened, fear of the difficulties ahead. Descending into an abyss...

ASCENSION

The obvious meaning is success through effort. Where do I want to go? Is the...

ASH WEDNESDAY

Suffering after pleasure, carrying one’s own Cross. Also, all suffering is...

ASHES

Something has come to an end, has been completely dissolved. Ashes often...

ASPARAGUS

Not only Freud considered this a phallic...

ASS

See...

ASSASSINATION

Hopeless situation; it is essential that something be done. Fear of political...

ASSAULTS / ATTACKS OF ILLNESS

Breaking out of what is considered the norm. Repressed drives. See Termination,...

ASTRONAUT

Expanding consciousness; seeing and being given much news. Exploring the...

ASYLUM / EXILE

Having committed a crime against society; bad conscience, often due to tax...

ASYLUM / HOMELESS SHELTER

Fear of difficulties, fear of becoming destitute. (See also Beggar, Charity,...

ATHLETE

Symbol of sexual masculinity, the Hero. Masculine power, as in Bear. Frequently...

ATLAS

Orientation in the world. He who carries the weight of the world on his...

ATOM BOMB

Bomb, Explosion. Worry about humankind or at least about the immediate...

ATTACHE CASE

Money, wealth, image of what is owned. Since the attache case is always taken...

ATTACK

Similar to Being Run Over, only more aggressive, and accompanied by the fear of...

ATTIC

The place where forgotten goals and expectations are hidden. According to Jung,...

ATTORNEY / LAWYER

A need for fair and proper self-treatment and self- analysis.

The search for...


AUCTION

Something is coming your way. Or pay attention to business and make fast...

AUDIENCE

This may symbolize the way you portray yourself. In the extreme, it represents...

AUGUST

Vacation time, harvest time, relaxation. Also heat, laziness, and...

AUNT

As with every female symbol in the dream of a man, it is a symbol of the...

AUTHOR

Independence.

A person who is creating his / her own life.

The smart man or...


AUTUMN

Time for harvesting and utilizing, a time of becoming aware about life,...

AWAKENING

You are becoming more aware of yourself or certain characteristics. Or your...

AXE

Ability to assert oneself, desire for control, often carried too far, bad...

AXIS

Movement of life, the wheel of life (or Wheel of Fortune). You are...

BABY

See Child.

A dream known to be good, good news, success, and advancement.

A...


BACHELOR

Possibly a hint that, at least during the period while you are dreaming, it...

BACK

If you see a person only from the back, in addition to lack of knowledge of...

BACK DOOR

To a large degree, similar to Backyard, Frequently, the way to...

BACKPACK

See Luggage.

The burden that you are carrying around with you, or relaxation...


BACKYARD

Hidden place, secrets. Poverty and the unconscious.

Folklore...


BACON

Conscious or unconscious wishes to get something or someone. Also “Bring home...

BAD LUCK

Points to trouble. On the other hand, it might be a sign that you can make good...

BADGE / INSIGNIA / DECORATION

A symbol of belonging, of which you have dreamed repeatedly, from which you...

BADGER

A lot of work is ahead of you. Occasionally, but rarely, a sexual dream...

BAG

The symbol of the unknown and the surprises that life has in store. Because it...

BAG (AS IN HANDBAG)

Important what is inside the bag.

A bag filled to the brim indicates...


BAGPIPE

Remembering vacation; androgyny, because of the Scottish kilt.

Folklore...


BAKER

Baking, Cooking.

The domestic male, the practical and creative...


BAKING

Like Cooking, this image is connected to transformation. See also Alchemist,...

BALCONY

Command, focus, and planning.

A symbol for female breasts.

Folklore Points...


BALCONY (RAILING)

A feeling of security based on intellectual control, or a longing for security...

BALDNESS

Intellectualization (the crown chakra). Also brutality, or effects of...

BALL (DANCING)

Dissatisfaction with the social situation (similar to Aristocrat), or enjoying...

BALL (GAME)

Symbol for letting go, as in Water, Brook / Stream. Playing ball represents...

BALL / GLOBE

See Circle. Completeness, wholeness.

The dynamics of the psyche that bring...


BALLOON

Flying, weightlessness. Being or having often been depressed, now is the time...

BANANA

Fruit. Generally, a well-known phallic symbol. As monkey food, a symbol for...

BAND-AID

Part of the body is injured and needs to be protected (with a Band-Aid), held...

BANDAGE

Support, help and security, as in Apothecary, Medication. Fight (protective...

BANK (SAVINGS BANK)

Fear of losing money, a warning against being wasteful, but also power,...

BANKRUPTCY

Fear of loss, making excuses, freeing yourself of debt. Often a feeling of...

BANQUET

Inner nourishment, a social event. Often a desire for social advancement,...

BAPTISM

Deliverance, rebirth, official opening. See Bath,...

BAR

Erotic place, forbidden place; relaxation, similar to Armchair, Bench...

BAR (CHOCOLATE)

See...

BARBED WIRE

Boundaries or injuries. See...

BARBER / HAIRDRESSER

The way you care for your hair shows your attitude toward your own sexuality....

BAREFOOT

See Foot. Being grounded. Asceticism, health, frequent...

BARENESS

Naked, Stripping.

A frequent dream symbol when you want to hide something. Or...


BARKING

Warning that danger is lurking....

BARN

Making use of your own abilities. Success and well-being, but also a place of...

BARREL

A full barrel points to abundance; an empty barrel indicates bad times...

BARRICADE

Dream about obstacles. Logical boundaries or...

BARRIER

Restriction, limitation, or establishing boundaries.

A frequently occurring...


BASEMENT

House.

A scary place where, according to Jung, we lose our soul or rediscover...


BASKET

Container. Warmth and marriage.

The contents of the basket are important....


BAT

The symbol for Vampire, sucking out, being sucked dry. Dull, compulsive,...

BATH

Suggests cleansing (possibly a ritual cleansing, from sin). This type of...

BATHROOM / BATHHOUSE

A place for cleansing, as in Bath.

An erotic place where clothes are taken...


BATON

See...

BATTLE

Erotic symbol, overstimulation, and...

BAYONET

Well-known phallic symbol. Fear of sex and war, as in Helmet, Shot, and Atom...

BEACH

The border between consciousness and the unconscious; or a desire for vacation...

BEAKER

See Mug, Cup,...

BEAN

Symbolizes, as do all things that germinate, female sexual organs; but also...

BEAR

Particularly in the case of men, tremendous vitality (strong as a bear).

For...


BEARD

Symbol of the ruler, of male strength and vitality, of aid from a wise man;...

BEAUTY

In fairy7 tales, as in dreams, the image of beauty is another expression of...

BED

Longing for domestic bliss and quiet, also erotic encounters. Often points to...

BEDCOVER

Protection against cold (in life and the emotions). It is important to note who...

BEDROOM

A place of relationships, their problems, and their beautiful...

BEE

An industrious person. As with all insects, positive social behavior and the...

BEE KEEPER

See Honey, Bee. Getting along with...

BEE STING

Sexual intercourse. In ancient Greece and Rome, when a girl dreamed of a bee...

BEER

Alcohol. Happiness, social life, and either foggi- ness or...

BEGGAR

Symbolizes the fight for existence, inferiority complex, fear of poverty....

BEGINNING

A new beginning, like Arrival, Baby,...

BEING CHAUFFEURED

Great wealth. Archetype for...

BEING HOARSE

Something is taking your breath...

BEING RUN OVER

This may point to an inferiority complex or a feeling of being...

BELL

Steadfastness, trustworthiness, joy, and harmony.

The bell is inseparably...


BELLOW

Stimulating drive and vitality. More “fire” is needed. Puffing yourself up,...

BELLY

Determine if real intestinal problems exist.

The belly represents the kitchen...


BELT

The belt indicates the place where love and beauty (and the fascination with...

BENCH (PARK BENCH)

Resting, tranquility, as in Armchair, Worship.

A long bench points to...


BERET

See Hat. Finding your spiritual identity. Protect yourself from intellectual...

BERRIES

You are having fun and pleasure. Having a desire for berries is often an...

BICYCLE

Getting ahead under your own power. Individualism and independence—you are...

BILLIARDS

Finding success around several “corners.” Fun and relaxation. See...

BINOCULARS

Don’t get into a panic about every little thing; don’t make everything you...

BIRCH

Young, slender girl.

The birch combines black and white in its bark, implying...


BIRD

See Raven, Owl, Dove. Spiritual content.

An attempt to get a better...


BIRD WOMAN

A creature of myth, symbolic of excitement and temptation, the anima in her...

BIRTH

First, this image expresses actual birth, maybe your own, that of your...

BIRTHDAY

A common symbol for luck in any form.

The birthday is a magical time when...


BISHOP

Symbol of masculinity, as in Author, Pope, Father, Wise Man.

Folklore Poor...


BITE

Aggression (“sharp tongue”), chopping up. Often points to the animal side...

BLACK

A symbol of emotional stagnation or a depiction of the unconscious or the...

BLACKBERRY

Connected to nature. All Berries have a sexual connotation...

BLACKBIRD

See Bird. Subtle sign of hope.

If the bird is singing, happiness and the need...


BLACKBOARD

Memories of something repressed. Points to fears and difficulties during your...

BLADE

This dream symbol often appears when you are dealing with important...

BLAZE / FLAMES

Fire. Emotional purification. Psychological and physical energy (flame of...

BLEEDING

Life, passion, courage, or disappointment, as in Blood. Also giving in and...

BLENDING

Illusions, usually of grandeur. Too much sun, too little shade, overexposure; a...

BLINDNESS

Danger! You are not seeing something or you’re avoiding taking responsibility...

BLOOD

Red. ‘Blood is a very special liquid,” (Goethe Faust, Part I)—it is that...

BLOSSOMS / BLOOMING

As in Spring, joy, abundance, physical aspects of the emotional life, sexuality...

BLUE

Points to faithfulness and deep emotions, but also to the desire for...

BOAR

Animalistic male instincts, as in Buck and...

BOARD

That which is flat, smooth, and connects.

The function of the board is...


BOAT

See...

BODY

To see ones own body in a dream implies a ten* dency toward narcissism, being...

BOIL

As in Abscess, points to an inferiority complex.

A symbol for disgust....


BOMB

See Atom Bomb. Aggression and destruction, fear of war, as in Bayonet, Siege....

BONES

Referring to life experiences, the spiritual and emotional backbone of life,...

BOOK

Being well-read and wise is an obvious interpretation. Also, a suggestion that...

BOOTS

Being grounded, mobile, and getting ahead.

A symbol of something new.

A...


BOOTY / LOOT

Getting something through one’s own efforts and trouble.

A state of...


BORDELLO

See Hooker. New experiences. One is doing something for money that would be...

BORDER

A frequent dream symbol for those who are being restricted and are feeling a...

BOREDOM

See Snake, Time,...

BOTTLE

See Container. Male and female sexual symbol, but according to Freud, it is...

BOULDER / PIECE OF ROCK

Mountain. Intellectual, physical, and / or emotional strength. Hardy. Something...

BOWLING

On one hand, you may want to take it easy, look for relaxation and fun; on the...

BOX

See Container. Love affair and relationships, but also your own burden. What is...

BOXING MATCH

Ability to assert yourself. Aggression.

A frequent symbol for work /...


BRAIDING

See Thread.

The act of connecting the threads of life, meaning different...


BRAKES

Obstructions; lack of mobility and inhibition. Often, this dream symbol is an...

BRANCH

Twig, Tree. Looking for help, support (Don t saw off the limb you sit on)....

BRASS

See Metal. Usually points to a desire for success and prosperity.

Folklore...


BRAWL

Repressed aggression, and a desire for physical...

BREAD / ROLLS

Life-sustaining food, strengthening, nurturing substance. Economical security,...

BREAKDOWN

An obstacle dream, gloating. Bad luck,...

BREAKFAST

New beginning, good...

BREAST

Longing for connectedness, tenderness, rest. Those you take to your bosom...

BREATH

Life energies (Prana).

An exchange with the...


BREATHLESSNESS

Exhaustion, having a lot of staying power,...

BRIAR

Problems and difficulties, as in Bush, often between...

BRICKLAYER

Building something, a challenge to be more...

BRIDE / BRIDEGROOM

See Marriage.

A specific event concerning your own development.

A desire...


BRIDGE

A frequent symbol in dreams and mythology, the bridge spans an abyss. It is...

BRISTLE

You are obstinate. Or this may reflect your ability for self-assertion. You are...

BROOCH

As with all other jewelry, it refers to vanity or cultivation in life. You want...

BROOK / STREAM

See River, Water. Flowing emotions, allowing oneself to let go and give in, as...

BROOM

Cleansing, as in Bath, Trash Can. Popular symbol for a witch. Pointing to a...

BROTHER

In the case of a man, the second ego. You are dependent only on yourself; you...

BROWN

Nature, nature-connected, vitality, grounded- ness. Also vacation and sunshine....

BUCK / RAM

Well known symbol for earthbound vitality, lechery.

The buck and the rooster...


BUCKLE

Holding something together. Something is connected,...

BUD

Refers to energy that should be used for your own development.

The same as in...


BUFFALO

A well-known symbol for male sexual urges as in Bull,...

BUG

How you view the bug depends on your personal relation to it. As a germ or...

BUILDING

See House. According to Freud, Jung, and some current dream analysts, a...

BUILDING / BUILDING A

A building, like a House, almost always symbolizes the human body and personal...

BULL (WILD)

The bull / steer and Tiger are always personifications of drives and urges....

BULLDOZER

Energy for pushing something out of the way; or are you feeling pushed...

BUOY

Aid used for orientation; hope and security, as in Anchor, Arch, but also...

BUREAU

See Office,...

BUREAUCRAT

Symbol of a steady, secure human being who is serving the public, with the...

BURGLAR

The need to get something on the sly. Greed (you are “breaking into”...

BURIAL

See Funeral,...

BURNING

A frequent warning dream when risks are too great. See Flames, Fire,...

BUS

Moving forward quickly on the road of life, but, in contrast to Car, it is...

BUSH / SHRUBS

Secretiveness (hiding behind the bush). Protection from an unreasonable public...

BUSINESS

Usually is connected to present business. You are either too busy or not active...

BUSINESSMAN

This dream image refers to the masculine side of men and women. It is either...

BUSY DREAMS

These are usually a sign of much activity during the day (less often, a...

BUTTER

A positive symbol everything is okay. Symbol for nutritious food and...

BUTTERFLY

One’s own transformation (from Caterpillar to butterfly); also the image of...

BUTTOCKS

Those who don’t “cover their ass” show how vulnerable they are. Or they...

BUTTON

Buttons usually refer to your emotional attitudes toward society, similar to...

CABBAGE

Points to simple food (for body, mind, and soul).

As with most types of...


CACTUS

Defense, brusqueness, distance, hate-love and, in general, contradictory...

CAFE

Obvious symbol for a place of rest, relaxation, and enjoyment. Meeting place,...

CAGE

A symbol for narrowness and being deprived of freedom, as in Elevator, Village....

CAKE

Reward. Food is often a sign of love that you either receive or give. Emotional...

CALCULATION

Pay attention to the symbolic meaning of numbers! Do you want to—or should...

CALENDAR

Impermanence; fear of age and death; make use of your life (Carpe...

CALF

Youthful inexperience. Childlike, naive. Folkfore Good omen for...

CALLING CARD

Advancement. Symbol of a desired identity.

Folklore Secret...


CAMEL

Adventure, deprivation, travel. Symbol for patience and quiet, but also for...

CAMERA

Methodical, technical perspective. Suggests you look at something more...

CAMPING

See also Tent. Longing for relaxation and vacation. Sense of community, longing...

CAN

See Container, Tin. Female sexuality. What is in the can and what can you do...

CANAL

Symbol of the dreamer s psychic energy; a path laid out by tradition. Life is...

CANARY

Happy, comfortable home, as in Singing. Being locked up, as in Cage.

As with...


CANDELABRA / CANDLESTICK

Enlightenment....

CANDLE

A symbol of life, particularly a burning candle. May also point to specific...

CANE / POINTER / BATON

See...

CANISTER

Container. What is in the canister is important.

Folklore A secret is...


CANNIBAL

A grabby kind of person whom you feel overwhelmed by.

The desire to establish...


CANNON

Weapon.

A symbol for immense, massive energy. This dream image may also refer...


CAP

Hat. Consciousness and thinking. Are you living too much in your head? It also...

CAP (OF FEMALE)

This symbol often appears when the dreamer is longing to get married. It...

CAPE / CLOAK

Searching for warmth or a place to...

CAPITAL CITY

This symbol always takes on the meaning of Ruler and...

CAPTAIN

A guide that is determining the proper (emotional) course.

A person of...


CAR / DRIVING

One of the most frequently occurring symbols of modern times. It points to the...

CAR KEY

Key to movement. See also Auto,...

CARAVAN

Symbol of an adventurous trip. You are in search of a pilgrimage. Burdens are...

CARDS

Cards can appear in dreams in many different forms—such as postcards, maps,...

CAREER

Career dreams often indicate the importance of work in daily life. Such dreams...

CARNATION

An attempt to voice a desire that can only be expressed through...

CARNIVAL

The time, or the age, or period of development where “anything” goes, where...

CARPENTER

See Wood. Architect, builder of the roof— in other words, consciousness,...

CARRIAGE

See Auto, Chauffeur, Wagon, A symbol of personality and status. What kind of...

CARTOON, ANIMATED

You are trying to get through life by hook and by crook. You have the ability...

CASH REGISTER

See Money.

The image of a cash register often means limited access to the...


CASTRATION

Loss of masculinity and vitality. As a dream image, it is almost always a sign...

CAT

The emotional side of the dreamer, as well as the unconscious willpower of the...

CATERPILLAR

See Worm. Caterpillars only eat what is not complete. They are greedy and fat....

CATHEDRAL

(Dome, as in “House of God”)

Holy place, self-contemplation, quietness...


CAULIFLOWER

Its shape is reminiscent of the brain. Think more; taking more deliberate...

CAVE

See Grotto, Barn. Womb of the mother, uterus, and security, as in Family and...

CEILING

Limited in your thinking and ideas. In the dream, the ceiling is either falling...

CELLO

Harmony, as in Choir. Depth, being grounded, and movement into the unconscious....

CEMENT

Inflexible, without feeling, rigid. Ugly and withdrawn.

A character that is...


CEMETERY

Funeral, Death. Longing for rest and relaxation in times of overwork and...

CENTER / MIDDLE

You are looking for your own center, the quiet pole in your life. Ideal and...

CHAIN

Close ties, in a positive sense. Chains have been the symbol for shackles and...

CHAIR

Need for rest.

Folklore News from an absent...


CHALICE

Important here is how you categorize this object Mug, Goblet, Glass, or even...

CHALK

Usually points to school and learning. Also debts being written on a...

CHAMOIS / ANTELOPE

Skillful, with modest requirements and shy.

ASTROLOGY Corresponds to the...


CHAMPAGNE

See Sparkling Wine. Advancement, happiness; be good to yourself, treat...

CHANCE

If something happens by chance in a dream, it is usually a message that you can...

CHAPEL

A place of quiet and contemplation. Particularly in times of stress it points...

CHARITY

Improved financial situation for the giver, worsening financial situation for...

CHARM / MASCOT

See Amulet. Make sure you pay attention to what is pictured or written on the...

CHAUFFEUR

You are not moving under your own power; you are being steered, which can point...

CHECK

See Money.

Folklore Financial...


CHEEK

The cheek that receives the kiss of friendship as well as the slap in the face....

CHEESE

Property and prosperity. Or something is not quite right, or something is going...

CHEMIST

Alchemist, Pharmacist. At stake here are new connections, correlations,...

CHERRY

Emotions; a symbol of lips and a sign of love, as in Heart and Red....

CHESS

Symbol for the fight of the white (affirming) against the black (rejecting)...

CHESTNUT

Autumn, play, food,...

CHIEF / BOSS

Symbol of male authority, as in Father. You are really your own boss. Or the...

CHILD

Either a positive symbol that refers to new possibilities, or a hint that we...

CHIMNEY

See Smoke. Cleansing, but also pollution.

A phallic symbol. See also Column,...


CHOCOLATE

Often appears when the dreamer is really hungry. Symbol for...

CHOCOLATE, BAR

See Bar,...

CHOIR

Fusion, happiness, harmony (heavenly choir), and a sense of art. How can you...

CHURCH

As in Chapel, Cathedral.

A debate about the meaning of life. Contemplation is...


CHURCH SERVICE

You need to turn inward, as in Prayer. Expression of the desire to “serve...

CHUTE / SLIDE

Sliding down, meaning closing in on the unconscious. Devotion, enjoyment of...

CIGAR

See Cigarette. Phallic symbol and also represents the...

CIGARETTE

Once the image of intellectual activity, cigarettes now indicate dependency and...

CIRCLE

See Ball, Wreath.

A symbol of wholeness, a magic defense against danger...


CIRCUS

The uncommon, but controlled manner of using emotions, drives, and the body....

CITY

See Palace, Fort. On one hand, and as far back as the Middle Ages, the city has...

CITY MAP

A map of your...

CITY WALL

See City. Security and protection, as in Dam. Sanctuary and positive...

CLAW

The fear of the animalistic. Also, “claw” implies grabbing. It can...

CLAY

Being grounded,...

CLIFF

See Abyss. Fear of Falling. Falling down the precipice means either fear of...

CLIMBING

You have high ambitions, but the path is often dangerous and difficult, in...

CLOCK

See Mandala and Time.

According to Freud, the clock is a symbol of...


CLOISTER

On one hand, a place of silence, meditation, and security, similar to Abbey,...

CLOSET

Possessions. Hiding something. According to Freud, a symbol for the woman’s...

CLOTH

Protection and covering / disguise / masking. Pay attention to the color and...

CLOTHING

See Dress /...

CLOUDS

Illness, sorrow, and grief. They represent the mood of the dreamer. Gentle...

CLOVER

The four-leaf clover is a well-known symbol of good luck.

The three-leaf...


CLOWN

Do not take life so seriously. Lighten up, play. Fear that you are making a...

CLUB

The primitive weapon of the Giant. Its phallic shape points to undifferentiated...

COAL

Energy that rises from the unconscious. As fuel, it points to passion.

A...


COAT

Protection, defense, and isolation.

The type of coat indicates the type of...


COAT OF ARMS

Advancement, ambition, vanity, and the need for power.

Folklore Protection...


COCKPIT / PLATFORM

See...

COCOA

Sweets. People are laughing at you, or you are laughing at...

COFFEE

Social gathering, mental stimulation, enjoyment of life. May also point to...

COFFIN

See Funeral, Grave. Also dowry, inheritance, and a task that needs to be...

COIN

Money. You either need or have money. Coins are always connected to your...

COLD

As in Ice, Snow. Projecting isolation. It is a symbol of an aloof personality...

COLD, HAVING A

You are in need of warmth. Or you have “had it” and want to tell everybody...

COLLAR

Order, good grooming,...

COLOR

Psychological experience. It points out specific colors—see Red, Yellow, and...

COLUMN

See Pillar, and possibly also Tree. Support and help.

According to Freud, a...


COMB

Vanity. Search more diligently (combing through). See...

COMET

Special event; this image always points to character.

The comet may also...


COMMUNION (CHURCH SERVICE)

Longing for religious rituals, or having an aversion to them. Betrayal by or...

COMPANION

See Brother, Sister, Friend,...

COMPASS

Focused thinking and acting. Which course do you want to choose for your life.7...

COMPASS

(instrument for making circles) You are running around in circles; but also a...

COMPULSION

A very important dream symbol that often allows us to see clearly our internal...

COMPUTER

A symbol of mental discipline and the ability to coordinate. Help at work,...

CONCERT / ORCHESTRA

A desire for harmony, because in a concert many voices create a harmonic whole....

CONDUCTOR (OF A TRAIN)

Control. Are you going in the right...

CONDUCTOR (OF AN ORCHESTRA)

Figure of authority, similar to Chief, and Admiral, only here it is in a...

CONFECTION / CONFECTIONER

Sweets. Fun and...

CONFESSION

Benefiting from communication and honesty. Needing to free yourself from guilt...

CONFETTI

Fun, lively continuation of archaic shower and fertility magic.

Folklore...


CONSTIPATION

Difficult emotional work ahead.

The process is...


CONSTRUCTION SITE

Building. Planning one’s life, creating one’s livelihood and personal...

CONTAINER

Bottle, Box, Vase. These containers symbolize the body of the woman and female...

CONVERSATION

Quiet conversation indicates the pleasure of making contact. Openness, in the...

CONVERSION / CHANGE

A scene of conversion or change usually points more to mobility and to the hope...

COOK (FEMALE)

The other “mother” who is not trying to educate and punish, but the woman...

COOKIE

Mental and emotional food....

COOKIES

Indulging in sweets. In general, the time for sweets is in childhood, but you...

COOKING

Change and emotional development, exactly as in Kitchen. May also point to...

COOKING LESSON

Desire to improve your domestic skills, usually meant as a contrasting symbol...

COPPER

Symbolizes success, sensitivity, and appreciation of life.

ASTROLOGY Symbol...


CORAL

Symbol for the beauty of life. And since the coral is a water creature,...

CORD / ROPE

You would like to lasso somebody.

Folklore Good...


CORK

Taking out a cork means intercourse or ejaculation.

The corkscrew is usually...


CORN-ON-THE-COB

A phallic...

CORNER OF A HOUSE

A complete persona or a “person with corners and...

CORNERS AND ANGLES

Take a chance on being more open and direct in your communications. It is also...

CORPSE

See Murder, Death, Dying. Disconnected personality or emotions. Warning signal...

COSMETIC

Points to improving your image—also to vanity. In a dream, it may often be a...

COSMIC DREAMS

When people of antiquity had dreams of strange cosmic events, like fire raining...

COUCH

Quiet, rest, as in Armchair. Couch almost always has sexual connotation. What...

COUGHING

A negative answer in a very important matter; fear of the future and...

COUNTERFEIT MONEY

Dishonesty and pretense. Your values are too materialistic. Fear of poverty,...

COUNTRY FAIR

Vanity and bustling activity, joy and...

COURT

Bad conscience. You are sitting in judgment of yourself. Don t be so hard on...

COUSIN

That which is familiar, usually your own...

COVER (AS IN BEDCOVER)

Protection and warmth, hiding, being secretive.

To be under the same cover...


COW

See Milk.

A symbol for mother. It appears only very rarely in mens dreams,...


COWBOY

Adventure, individualism. Exaggerated craving for admiration. Longing for...

CRAB / CANCER

Often connected with fear of illness. Positive meaning age-old instincts, and,...

CRADLE

Baby.

If this image is not a desire for a child, it usually symbolizes new...


CRAFTSMAN

Vigor, practical intelligence, and being...

CRANE (MACHINERY)

To remember something, to find something, to lift and remove something...

CREAM (AS IN LOTION)

Points to the “character mask” in everyday life. You want to be more...

CREAM (FOOD)

See Milk. Heavy food. Taking pleasure in...

CRIMINAL

See Burglar. Loss; moral conflicts, often of the sexual...

CRIPPLE

Emotional or mental handicap. In this dream an important part of the shadow is...

CROCODILE

Do you want to swallow up somebody? Or are you biting off more than you can...

CROCUS

New life is emerging.

Folklore...


CROSS

Symbol for direction and order. It appears in classic dreams, where it is the...

CROSSING

Here it is always a matter of weighing alternative solutions. What do the...

CROW

Symbolizes misfortune or death because of its black color. See Darkness. It may...

CROWDS

A sign that you need more freedom and space, as in Prison and Cage. You feel...

CROWN

Hat. Symbolizes power, fame, and influence. Points to a high level of awareness...

CRUTCH

Fear of life, inhibitions, and inferiority complexes, or being freed from them....

CRYING

Release from pain, letting go. See Water, Tears. Crying, according to Freud,...

CRYSTAL

Harmony and clarity. Glass, Diamond, Mandala,...

CUBE (GEOMETRIC)

Being on the path of individuation. As far back as ancient Greece, geometry was...

CUCUMBER

Phallic symbol. Recuperation and...

CUP

See Thirst. Refers to female virtues and emotions, and the needs of the soul....

CURL / HAIR

Temptation and...

CURSE

Great caution is called for. You are getting caught up in...

CURTAIN

Wanting to hide something. Confusion— “cant see through it.” On the other...

CUSHION

A need for quiet.

According to Freud, a symbol of the...


CYPRESS

See Tree. Memories of vacations. Longing for Warmth. Slender and...

DAHLIA

As with all Flowers, you are blossoming. Full of color and...

DAISY

Symbol for girl, as in Goose.

A childlike quality and naturalness that you...


DAM (AS IN DIKE)

Repressed, built-up aggression, similar to Steam. Controlled feelings and...

DAM (AS IN RAILROAD EMBANKMENT)

This symbol always points to a road that is certain and predetermined. Also,...

DANCE / DANCING / DANCER

A frequent dream of women. Expressing joy and sorrow about one’s body.

The...


DARKNESS

Well-known symbol for our shadow, where a shadow depicts something invisible....

DASHING UP

A symbol for...

DATE (FRUIT)

Symbol of female gender. According to Oriental interpretations, a passion...

DAUGHTER

The creative feminine that has many possibilities open to her for development....

DAWN

A new beginning, energy, and youth. Postponing something until tomorrow. You...

DAY

Confidence; infinite possibilities (the whole day lies ahead). Increasing...

DEAD PERSON

In the past, dreams about dead people were rather frequent; today they are...

DEAD’END STREET

You don’t know how to proceed, you have no solutions. This can be a positive...

DEAF

Not wanting to hear something, being uncomfortable. Also, either too much or...

DEATH / KILLING

If it is the dreamer dying, it never has any connection to a real impending...

DEBRIS / RUBBLE

Internal debris, a challenge to start “cleaning up” and recognizing the...

DEBTS

An obvious reference to material that burdens you and to real debts and...

DECAPITATION

You are “losing your head” and consciousness, and cant clearly see your...

DECEASED

See...

DECEPTION

A symbol of the unconscious. It is a suggestion to become more alert and more...

DECK

Ship, Travel, relaxation. Are you on the upper or lower deck? This would tell...

DEER

A symbol for a woman or girl.

ASTROLOGY According to teacher Johannes...


DEFENSE

See Fight, War, Armament, Jewelry,...

DEFLORATION

To be deflowered. See Flower.

You are either losing your innocence, or you...


DEFORMED, BEING

Emotional wounds that may lead to insecurity and fear. You are unable to evolve...

DELAY

Fear of missing...

DELIVERANCE

Always a longing for...

DEMONSTRATION

Were you participating or watching? What were your feelings during the dream?...

DENTIST

A stressful situation. Is there a reason for you to dream about aching teeth?...

DEPTHS

Walking into and through the depths is part of growing and developing....

DESCENT

This is the world of instincts and physical perceptions. As in Abyss, Cliff,...

DESERT / WASTELAND

Emotional isolation and loneliness.

The place where fear and temptation and...


DETECTIVE

The thrills and dangers of everyday life. This dream symbol often points to...

DETOUR

Pursue goals more directly, or a detour is necessary.

The detour may...


DEVIL

Usually an indication that the shadow needs to be better integrated in the...

DEW (DROPS)

Almost without exception a symbol of liberated...

DIALECT

If it is the dreamer’s own dialect, this image points to identity or...

DIAMOND

Archetypal image of the human self and its transparent and unchanging...

DICTATOR / RULER

Person of authority. You desire authority that you either do not have or that...

DINOSAUR

Frequently the “great” parent or parents, ancestors, etc. Memories from...

DIPLOMA

You would like to excel intellectually or to be recognized publicly. Or are you...

DIPLOMAT

Be diplomatic, more careful with the words you use, and with your actions....

DIRECTOR

Who in your life is the director.7 Do you feel your life is determined by...

DIRT

Feelings of being unclean, which are a burden to the dreamer. Frequently,...

DISCOTHEQUE

Youth, Dancing. Also a symbol of detached communication while simultaneously...

DISCOVERY

Something new or something you forgot is awaiting you. What has been...

DISCUSSION

Frequently appears during work on unsolved intellectual problems (during the...

DISH / JUG / CHALICE

As in the symbol of the Grail, emotional capacity and the soul itself. What is...

DISHES / CHINA

Domesticity. Broken china is commonly considered bad luck (in contrast to...

DISMEMBERING / BREAKING UP

Do you have the feeling that you are falling apart.7 Dismembering often comes...

DISOBEDIENCE

Symbol of liberation, but also of...

DISORDER

Chaos from which everything may evolve.

A challenge to put more order into...


DIVING

Either exploring the depths of the soul, or trying to deny something. Diving is...

DIVINING / DOWSING ROD

Being grounded, emotional...

DIVISION

Separation, estrangement, and loss. Depending on the context, this image may...

DIVORCE / SEPARATION

Either a desire for or a fear of separation. This symbol also may indicate...

DOCK

Groundedness, security, as in Anchor and Buoy. Being at home, coming home, as...

DOCTOR

See Physician. Helper, healer, wise man, adviser, and leader. Symbol of the...

DOG

The animalistic.

A symbol of instincts to be used and guided by...


DOLPHIN

The smart, wise mammal (See Fish); highly developed, intellectual...

DONKEY / ASS

The obvious meaning is stupidity. But also stubbornness, sexual energy, and...

DOOR

A new beginning. See Gate. In ancient Egyptian dream interpretation, if the...

DOORMAT

You are feeling inferior or stepped on. Everything dirty seems to be unloaded...

DOVE

The animal without trickery. As with all Birds, a symbol of sexuality as well...

DOWNHILL

Letting go; fear of “going down” (to the depth of emotions, or sexuality,...

DRAGON

Fear of a woman, usually the partner or mother. Great wealth and luck.

The...


DRAPES (OPAQUE CURTAIN)

Something is hidden—what is it? Deception and isolation, but also necessary...

DRAUGHT

Economic loss, suffering. From the Bible The dream of Pharaoh, seven lean...

DRAWBRIDGE

See Bridge. It is the connection between consciousness and the unconscious,...

DRAWER

See Closet. Image of secrets and possessions.

Folklore An open drawer...


DRAWING

This symbol suggests that you look at something very carefully and...

DREAM

It symbolizes the unconscious; awareness is...

DREAM DIARY

If you have decided to work systematically with your dreams, it is essential...

DRESS / CLOTHING

An image of poverty. Symbolizes the role the dreamer plays in the world and how...

DRINK

Images of a drink usually appear when the dreamer is actually thirsty. It can...

DRIVER’S LICENSE

Symbolizes identity. You have been recognized as mature enough to become a...

DRIVING

Always refers to your life’s journey, to the growth you have achieved. Here,...

DRIVING A CAR

See Highway, Moving. Here it is important to note what kind of vehicle you’re...

DROWNING

Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life....

DRUGS

Opium. Murky, foggy; a message to be more awake, more clear, and more...

DRUM / DRUMMING

Movement, something new, excitement. According to the latest research, if a...

DUCK

Symbol of female friendship, but also...

DUEL

See Duet. Problems with your environment, contradictory emotions. This dream...

DUET

Contradictory thoughts and feelings, as in Duel, but more harmonious. Harmony,...

DUNES

Memories of travels; temporary. Something is fizzling out. Quicksand, Sand,...

DUST

Symbol of immortality; everything turns to dust. Also a warning about being too...

DWARF

A fairy-tale figure, a helper, and a symbol for being connected to the earth....

DYING

According to psychoanalysis, wanting to get even with somebody. See Death /...

DYING FOREST

Often a suggestion that the foundation of the dreamer’s life, the...

EAGLE

Ancient symbol for rulers and power.

The eagle can, like the phoenix,...


EAR

You need to listen better, be more obedient or more understanding, pay...

EAR (AS IN AN EAR OF CORN)

Symbol of fertility and well- being, also a phallic symbol. Here it is usually...

EARRING

See Jewelry. Are you greatly invested in your outward appearance? Or should you...

EARTH

Being rooted, grounded, protected. Everything grows from the womb of the earth,...

EARTHQUAKE

Enormous event, severe emotional upset; often hinting at self-destructive...

EASEL

Creativity.

Folklore Good...


EAST

From the East comes awareness and enlightenment. See also the Bible story of...

EASTER

Resurrection, joy, and vacation. See also Spring, with people becoming visible...

EATING

Grounding, taking something in, being touched by sensual pleasures. In the...

EBB TIDE

Emotional relaxation, or lack of energy, calming one’s emotional life.

A...


EBONY

Black, Wood, Beauty. In the fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,”...

ECHO

Usually the result of noises in the immediate environment. Otherwise, you ought...

EDGE

Are you on the edge, or is it a bridge to something...

EEL

See Snake.

The eel appears often as a dream symbol when you are feeling numb...


EGG

Symbol of beginning. Many mythologies depict the earth as having been developed...

EIGHT

Symbol of wholeness, completeness, the eightfold road of Buddha, an octave in...

ELECTRICAL CORD

The energy of the dreamer is addressed...

ELECTRICAL WIRE

See Wire. Energy...

ELECTRICITY (AS IN POWER PLANT)

Symbol for energy, supply, and transformation of power; or you may be under...

ELEPHANT

Perception of your own power; or you are not letting anybody near you.

The...


ELEVATOR / LIFT

See Ladder, Stairs. Emotional changes, and the degree of those changes is...

ELF

Helpful spirits, figures of light. As a complementary symbol, it often points...

ELK (REINDEER)

Being in nature. Points to the basics of life and longing for freedom and...

ELLIPSE

As in Circle, but with two focal points—a double...

EMACIATION

Thin. Loss of substance and not taking up much space, or taking up too much...

EMBARRASSMENT

On one hand, admitting imperfection—not being what you would like to be. On...

EMBERS

Emotional stability, inner warmth, intense inner energies. Symbol for the...

EMBRACE

The desire for closeness, but fear of restriction and boundaries. Problems in...

EMBROIDERY

If you are doing embroidery, it indicates that you may need to calm your...

EMERALD

One of the hardest gemstones, the emerald symbolizes the character or the...

EMERGENCY ROOM

Ambulance, fear of accident; you are looking for help.

Folklore Your wishes...


EMIGRATION

Trying to find a new field of activity / employment, but also fear of necessary...

END-OF-THE-LINE

You are either at the end of your rope, feeling exhausted, as in Blindness, or...

ENEMY

Contradictory ideas, attitudes, and aspects within the self. Often that which...

ENGAGEMENT

See Marriage, Wedding. Symbol of at least a temporary union.

An unknown side...


ENTRANCE

Openness. Sexual meaning seems...

ENTRANCE (AS IN PERFORMING)

Often fear of success or a more generalized fear of failure (particularly when...

ENVELOPE

See Letter, Post Office. Are you expecting an important...

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

1. Dealing with real problems and quality of life.

2. Problems of “inner...


ENVY

Internal tension and guilt...

ERASER

To undo something, to get rid of something, to repress and forget facts. Faulty...

ERECTION

Erections during a dream are normal, but here we are talking about a dream of...

ESCAPE / FLIGHT

Repression, particularly when you are afraid of examining your own shadow...

EVENING

Time for reflection, a comfortable, peaceful time. Often an expression of the...

EVENING GOWN

The image of evening dress combines enjoyment and culture, a cultivated passion...

EVENING MEAL (DINNER)

Longing for or fear of happy Family and a cozy Home appear often when all of...

EXAM / TEST (UNIVERSITY)

Difficulty at work. Passing a test points to ambition; failing a test points to...

EXCAVATION

Old emotions (submerged / buried) need to be brought to consciousness;...

EXCAVATOR

Strong or destructive power. Something has to be dug up from deep down. Uncover...

EXECUTION

Don’t panic when you have such a dream. This is a symbolic expression and not...

EXILE

Feelings of estrangement and abandonment. Longing to belong. Or are you seeing...

EXPLOSION

Emotional outburst, intense (inner) conflict. Repressed urges, as in...

EXPRESS

Stress, hurry, and importance.

Folklore Pay attention to your...


EYE

Mirror of the soul, window of vitality and willpower. Since the eye,...

EYE SPECIALIST / OPHTHALMOLOGIST

See Eyes. One ought to take a closer look and seek help in obtaining objective...

EYEBROWS

Vanity. Eyebrows joined above the nose are, according to folklore, a sign that...

EYEGLASSES

Help, or an obstacle to seeing something more clearly. Refers to your own...

FABRIC

Everything is connected to everything else. Fabric symbolizes the “thread of...

FACADE

A matter of social status and the way that you portray yourself to the outside...

FACE

Facial expressions stand for the emotional situation of the dreamer, for the...

FACTORY

Community spirit, team, collective action, integrating well, and, in addition...

FAIR / EXHIBITION

Communication, contact. See Masses, Mall.

Folklore...


FAIRY

Desire for advice and help from the outside, as in Parents, Physician, and...

FALCON

Eagle, Bird. Freedom, control, and success.

A symbol for aggression, as in...


FALLING

A warning not to be such a realist. It might be better to just let go, as in...

FALLOW OR RAVAGED FIELD

stagnation, grief, and troubles. Green field work and good compensation,...

FAME

Dissatisfaction and longing for...

FAMILY

Fulfillment of the need for protection and security, as in...

FARM

Turning toward nature, as in Field, Ear (of corn), Farmer.

The “innate”...


FARMER

For city people this usually indicates a longing for a more natural and simpler...

FASHION

Personal style or vanity, as in Jewelry and...

FASTING

Refusal to accept anything from the world around you. Vanity. You ought to take...

FAT

Too much of a good thing. Often combined with...

FATHER

Chief, Teacher, King.

A person who teaches the laws of life.

The archetypal...


FAUCET

Not only in Freud’s understanding, a phallic...

FAX

Effective communication, working through information received.

The power to...


FEAR

We are confronted with many different fears in dreams, but they always refer to...

FEAST

Longing for social contact, as in Communion. Eating can refer to all kinds of...

FEATHER

Travel, ease of movement, with which you can let yourself go gently, as in...

FENCE

Isolation; or feeling secure, or feeling restricted. See...

FERN

Recreation and vacation.

A good time to bring into reality what you have...


FERRY

A sign of transition (sometimes also initiation) that plays a major role in...

FIELD (AREA)

Symbol for women—your field of work / profession. (This patriarchal...

FIELD (AS IN CORNFIELD)

Productive stage in life, particularly when the furrows are clearly visible. It...

FIGHT

Symbolizes a problematic way you deal with aggression. Behind it is almost...

FILE

Coming to terms with something difficult that you want to smooth out, as in...

FILES / RECORDS

A desire for, or fear of, order and consistency. It appears frequently when...

FILM

Movie Theater, TV. Here the emphasis is on “emotional stories.” Possibly...

FILTH / DIRT

The desire for cleansing (due to a bad conscience), as in the expression “to...

FINGER

Manual dexterity. According to conventional psychoanalytical theory, a phallic...

FIRE

A frequently occurring dream when fearing or yearning for inner fire or...

FIRE BRIGADE

The dreamer is fascinated with Fire, but not admitting to it. Fear of too much...

FIREFLY

Light, extending kindness and help. As in Spark, here it can also mean spark of...

FIREPLACE

Confined physical urges; family; comfortable home; also Fire.

According to...


FIREWOOD

Wood. Impetus, a short...

FIREWORKS

Playing with illusion. Points to how special an occasion is. Blending passion,...

FISH / FISHERMAN / FISHING

See Angel, Ocean. Living life from the depths of the soul and emotions, because...

FISHING

Repressed aggression, or too little aggression, as in Attack, Surf, Fire,...

FISHING ROD

Being dependent on somebody, or wanting somebody to depend on you, often with...

FIVE

The fundamental human being, a person in harmony, because a person—hands and...

FLAG

Passion, intellect (Air, Wind) and idealism; but also war. See...

FLAME

See Flames,...

FLAMES

See Fire.

A positive sign of your vitality if the flame is under control;...


FLASHLIGHT

See Light. One is unable to tolerate the dark side of the Self or others. At...

FLEA

Overexcitement, stress, as in Fly.

A hint that you need to pay more attention...


FLEET (OF SHIPS)

An emotional conflict situation, fear of emotional conflict.

Folklore In...


FLOAT

Going forward by the most simple means on the Water of emotions.

The dreamer...


FLOOD

Being overwhelmed; an enemy is about to attack. Fear of drowning in emotions;...

FLOOR

External and internal foundation, personal attitude. Always refers to being...

FLOOR (IN THE SENSE OF A FOUR-STORY BUILDING)

Level of awareness, level of physical...

FLOWER

Traditional symbol for emotions (“Say it with flowers”). Beauty and...

FLOWERPOT

Domesticity and cultivating nature.

The quality of caring and nurturing. On...


FLOWING

To drift, not wanting to control anything, similar to River and Water. Are you...

FLUTE

One of the oldest musical instruments, its sound is said to cast spells over...

FLY

Overstimulated nerves. Resistance, nervousness, and slight irritation, as in...

FLYING

Overdramatization or fleeing from a problematic situation. Looking for...

FOAL

Enjoyment of life.

Folklore Birth of a...


FOAM / FROTH

This image is connected to the Venus symbol, Water and Air fusing emotion and...

FOG

Lack of orientation and lack of focus. Here, something needs to be explained...

FOLD

Usually a female sexual symbol. Not everything is going as smoothly as you...

FOLKLORE

  • Bad luck.
  • Difficulties ahead.
  • Be careful....

  • FOOD

    Physical and emotional strength and energies. You are feeding the animal side...

    FOOD (STORED)

    Fear of deprivation; difficulties, and poverty, as in Savings, Coin,...

    FOOL

    Symbol of wisdom. Since the Middle Ages, the Fool has been the personification...

    FOOT

    Leg. Your own point of view. Independence (to stand on your own feet). Always a...

    FOOTBALL / SOCCER

    Confrontation.

    The Ball expresses concentrated vitality and / or your own...


    FOREIGN COUNTRIES / ABROAD

    The Other, the foreigner.

    The dreamer must deal with the confrontation of...


    FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    The speech of Other; also the unknown part of ourselves. Something is not...

    FOREST

    See Tree.

    A frequent dream symbol of the unconscious. Walking the forbidden...


    FORK

    Usually points to eating (particularly when you’re actually hungry during...

    FORT

    Lodge. Protection, search for a home, and being indestructible. Memories of...

    FORTUNE

    See Wealth. Abilities and talents.

    Folklore The greater your fortune, the...


    FOUNTAIN

    Beauty and harmony; a sexual...

    FOUNTAIN / WATERSPOUT

    Water. Fertility, male...

    FOUR

    A symbol of wholeness, according to Jung.

    The four seasons, the phases of the...


    FOWL

    Ordinary life. Feathered animals could possibly point to the capriciousness of...

    FOX

    A lover or lecherous person, a sexy female. Great instincts. Clever, cunning,...

    FOXGLOVE (PLANT)

    Death and rebirth, medicine, and poison.

    Folklore Usually a sign of good...


    FRAGRANCE / SMELL

    First, check to find out if you were smelling a real fragrance during sleep....

    FRAME

    Limitation or...

    FREAK

    Behavior that is unbecoming.

    An outsider, as in Anarchist; broken. Unlikely...


    FREEMASON

    Good connections, power, and secrets, Are you searching for your own principles...

    FREEZING TO DEATH

    See...

    FRIEND

    Favorable news, something lost has been found. Longing for social contact,...

    FROG

    Frequent dreams of young girls. Fear of sexuality. At issue is the emotional...

    FROST

    Suggests making peace with someone. It may be a warning that you are too cold,...

    FRUIT

    First of all, the fruit of the life of the soul. Erotic sexual needs.

    A ripe...


    FRYING PAN

    Domesticity, as with all symbols that have to do with food and...

    FUNERAL

    Frequent dream symbol. Something is supposed to die, to be put aside, to be...

    FUR

    Symbolizes nature and femininity (anima), desire to cuddle. See...

    FUR COAT

    Prosperity, luxury, as in Oysters, Champagne, and Aristocrat. Self-confidence,...

    FURNITURE

    The dreamer’s qualities, in the sense of the “internal furniture” of the...

    FURROW

    A female sexual symbol. Obstacles are in your way. You must reach down and deal...

    FURS

    If you know the animal the fur is from, it refers to the animals...

    FUTURE

    Often a real forecast when the dream takes place in the future. Also, a time...

    GABLE (OF A ROOF)

    Good advice and security, as in...

    GAG

    Restriction and lack of freedom, similar to Cage, Prison, Shackles. Restricted...

    GALLOWS

    Hanging up your burden. Or if you are being hanged, extreme danger. Drastic,...

    GAME

    A suggestion to take life a little easier, not to be so serious. It is an image...

    GAP / OPENING

    Female sexual organ, or a symbol of...

    GARBAGE

    Desire for cleansing.

    A need to discard internal refuse that is burdensome....


    GARDEN

    See Field.

    The garden is the place where our soul joins nature. It symbolizes...


    GARDENER

    Relationship to a partner or to one’s own...

    GAS

    Influences that are trying to poison you. Something obscure (invisible) that...

    GAS STATION

    See Tank.

    A place where you can fill up with new energy. Taking a...


    GASOLINE

    Physical and emotional energy, drive, nutrition....

    GATE

    See Door.

    A symbol of transition and a suggestion that something new is...


    GAZELLE

    Beautiful woman,...

    GENERAL / COLONEL

    See Chief, except more aggressive or authoritarian. See...

    GENITAL ORGAN

    Its obvious meaning concerns sexuality. On the other hand, every actual sexual...

    GERBIL

    See Guinea Pig /...

    GETTING LOST

    Refers to the search for a proper solution in situations that are causing you...

    GHOST

    Here, it usually means the so-called “spirit of life,” which makes up a...

    GIANT

    An archetypal symbol of an overpowering father figure, but also of the...

    GIFT / PRESENT

    Relationships to the outside world should be improved. It is a matter of...

    GIN

    Tendency toward addiction.

    Folklore A short life and many...


    GIRAFFE

    That which is special, faraway, and exotic. You wish for a better view, to...

    GIRL

    Often an erotic dream. In the case of women, it points to their feminine side...

    GIVING UP / GETTING OUT

    Fleeing or approaching something, as in Emigration. Not wanting to be part of...

    GLACIER

    See...

    GLADIATOR

    Aggression and inferiority complex, compensated for with heroic...

    GLASS

    The vessel of spirit. Transparent, clear, a sign of spirituality. Fragile and...

    GLASS HOUSE

    Greenhouse. Protection, as in Glass Wall.

    A message to be more open and...


    GLASS WALL

    A frequent dream symbol when feeling cut off from others or objects; lack of...

    GLOBE

    See Atlas, Ball. Pleasure of traveling. You are looking for universal, global...

    GLOVE

    Being detached from your actions. Reserve and an often exaggerated need for...

    GLUE

    You want to put together something that belongs together and has fallen apart....

    GOAL

    As in Target, this image refers either to very focused behavior, or to a...

    GOAT / BILLY GOAT / PAN

    This image symbolizes wild drives and urges and our sexual energies, with all...

    GOBLET

    See...

    GOD / GODS

    In the form of an actual image, these dreams are very rare. Rather, the feeling...

    GOLD

    The sun of the soul and immortality, hut it also might point to blindness,...

    GOLDFISH

    See Gold.

    The special Fish. Life in the water of the emotions brings forth...


    GOLF

    Wealth and...

    GONDOLA

    As in the case of Swing, a gondola points to playful fantasies in matters of...

    GOODBYE (SAYING)

    Changes in the way you live and questions about your responsibilities....

    GOOSE

    A young girl, as in Daisy. Stupid goose, stupidity. In ancient Egyptian...

    GOUT

    Diminished movements, lack of freedom and mobility, as in Prison and Cave....

    GOVERNMENT

    On one hand, the image has the same meaning as Director. But attitudes toward...

    GRAIN

    See Rye. Grain in general symbolizes mental / intellectual and physical needs;...

    GRAND PIANO

    Well-known symbol for harmony and Venus. See...

    GRANDFATHER

    See Grandmother.

    The all-powerful Father or the archetypal father, in...


    GRANDMOTHER

    Very much like the symbol of Mother, but much more oriented to the past.

    The...


    GRAPE WINE

    A symbol of...

    GRAPES

    Naturalness, a productive life, fertile nature. See Fruit,...

    GRASS

    Growth, connection to nature, groundedness. Something that is deeply...

    GRASSHOPPER

    See Greed,...

    GRAVE / TOMB

    Fear of life, resignation and giving up. This symbol may refer to ancestors or...

    GRAVEL

    A dream of obstacles where it is difficult to get ahead. Gravel is part of the...

    GRAY

    The color of something as yet unconscious and undefined, a color-less mixture...

    GREED

    Be more moderate. Or you think you have been short-changed. Repressed urges /...

    GREEN

    Color of nature. Something is growing out of a state of...

    GREENHOUSE

    An artificially regulated and controlled space where aggression is not allowed...

    GRENADE

    Images of grenades, as well as bombs and accidents, according to Jung, appear...

    GRID / BARS

    Separation tendencies,...

    GRINDING STONE

    A symbol for wanting to smooth out something. According to 2nd century dream...

    GROOM

    Longing for a permanent relationship.

    A need for connecting with the other...


    GROTTO

    See Cave.

    The female. Grottos are also holy places and in that sense have...


    GROWTH. SEE HEEL, STAIRS.

    ...

    GUARD

    Defense and discipline, attention, and insight. See Hermit, Dog, Bayonet,...

    GUINEA PIG / GERBIL / HAMSTER

    Emotional functioning and sexuality are made trivial, diminished, and viewed...

    GUITAR

    Passion and emotion. It often has a sexual meaning, as in Violin (female...

    GYM

    Do more for and with your...

    GYPSY

    The wild and adventurous person within. At the same time, one of the oldest...

    GYROSCOPE

    Are you turning around in Circles? Points to the days of childhood and...

    HAIL (BAD WEATHER)

    Well-known symbol for fighting.

    Folklore Difficulty,...


    HAIR

    Baldness, Beard.

    A symbol of wealth and fertility. In mythology, cutting off...


    HAIRDRESSER

    See...

    HAIRPIECE

    See Hair, Mask, Head.

    An attempt to change part of the personality you would...


    HAIRPIN

    A deadly weapon of Japanese women against their husbands in bed.

    The hairpin...


    HALL

    Sense of community and communication; or a representation of your head / mind...

    HALLWAY

    You want to escape narrowness and...

    HAM

    Hearty nutrition, substantial food, and the need for meat (real meat or...

    HAMMER

    Axe. Power, but also constructive endeavor. Vigor and drive, similar to...

    HAMSTER

    See Guinea Pig /...

    HAND

    Vigor and human endeavor, as in Hammer. Loss or injury to a hand means you’re...

    HANDKERCHIEF

    Security and order. Crying. Grief. With a handkerchief on hand, you are...

    HANGING

    As in hanging up clothes cleaning, elevating, clarifying, and so on.

    If a...


    HANGMAN

    You must root out something—guilt feelings, for instance. Do you have to do...

    HARBOR

    Protection from the storms of life. Coping with life during difficult times or...

    HARBOR PILOT

    Receiving help on your life’s journey is important. Or you are ready to take...

    HARE / RABBIT

    A rabbit needs protection; it is weak and fearful, but a symbol of fertility....

    HAREM

    Repressed sexual urges or inhibitions (see Rooster). Desire for erotic sexual...

    HARP

    Festivities, contemplation.

    A symbol for heaven.

    The kind of music that is...


    HARVEST

    Desiring recognition, Success, and security, as, for instance, in Shares, Stock...

    HASTE

    In dreams, in spite of hurrying, we usually never reach our goal. You are...

    HAT

    Points to intellect, but also arrogance, as with all other symbols that have to...

    HATCHET

    See Axe. Either bury it or excavate it. You have, or think you have, an axe to...

    HATE

    Repressed aggression, often due to a lack of boundaries.

    A lack of...


    HAWK

    Fear of future loss, or taking something that you are not entitled to.

    A...


    HAY

    In the past it was in the hay loft that many people had their initial sexual...

    HEAD

    Consciousness, a person s wealth. Mind and reason.

    The head almost always...


    HEART

    Physical vitality, love, and courage; but also the organ of suffering.

    The...


    HEAT

    A symbol for passion and drive. You either need more heat or should “cool...

    HEAVEN

    The realm of spirits, thoughts, and intuition. Here, a person is confronted...

    HEDGE

    Isolation, obstacle, but also natural living space.

    The border between two...


    HEEL

    Your sore or vulnerable point, place of injury (Achilles’ heel). Are you well...

    HEEL (SHOES)

    Being grounded, which makes you appear taller. Losing a heel indicates the loss...

    HEIGHT / HIGH

    You are longing for excellence but are also afraid of overestimating your...

    HELL

    Archetypal symbol for sin, pangs of conscience, and guilt feelings that...

    HELLFIRE

    Repressed drives /...

    HELMET

    Protection of the head sometimes turns around and suggests that the head is the...

    HEN

    Feminine, maternal feelings, as in Mother, luck, honesty, and domesticity, as...

    HERB

    According to Jung, herbs are always connected to healing.

    The herb is the...


    HERD

    Are you following your inner voice or that of the general population.7 Symbol...

    HERITAGE

    Inheritance; precious quality. Talent and / or a task that has to do with the...

    HERMIT

    Recluse; danger of losing contact with other people. Self-realization,...

    HERO / HEROINE

    A well-known desire for acceptance and validation, even if you are the hero or...

    HIDING PLACE

    A symbol of the unconscious. Repression and flight from problem situations....

    HIGHWAY

    On life’s journey, are you moving along fast, or are you stuck in a traffic...

    HIKER / HIKING

    A peace walk, under your own power, moving ahead slowly but steady. Being on a...

    HILL

    Small obstacles, good perspective.

    A female sexual symbol.

    A corn, or...


    HIP

    Usually refers to being grounded.

    The hip is the connection between the upper...


    HIPPOPOTAMUS

    Physical urges and emotional energies that have not yet been developed and are...

    HISTORIC PERSONAGE

    These dreams may be hidden messages and experiences that are influenced by the...

    HITTING

    Aggression. Energy shift and exchange. Desperate need for touch and an attempt...

    HOLE

    Female sexuality. During fertility rights in honor of the Great Mother, a...

    HOME (OF MY OWN, A)

    Home and security; but also cutting the umbilical cord; emotional independence....

    HOME / APARTMENT

    Area of life.

    A longing for a relationship that will bring security and a...


    HOMELAND

    Security that originates from a particular place in the world that you have...

    HOMELESS SHELTER

    See Asylum / Homeless...

    HONEY

    An ancient symbol for rebirth. Wealth, food, and, from antiquity to modern...

    HONEYCOMB

    See Honey. Symbol of the desire of...

    HONORING

    Recognition, as in...

    HOOK

    To get stuck on something and be unable to get away.

    A frequent dream symbol...


    HOOKER / PROSTITUTE

    As in Bordello, only more active. Your physical urges are clamoring for...

    HORN (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)

    A symbol of changes in life. Its meaning depends in part on the tone of the...

    HORN (OF AN ANIMAL)

    The animal horn, in the past, was often connected with the devil. Today it is a...

    HORSE

    Vitality, energy, mobility, and honor. It may mean speed, power, potency, and...

    HORSESHOE

    Well-known symbol for luck. Travel.

    According to Freud, the outline of the...


    HOSPITAL

    You feel in need of help in times of emotional trouble. In rare cases, also a...

    HOST / HOSTESS

    In dreams, a host is often a friendly person who mirrors how the dreamer feels...

    HOTEL

    Symbolizes real or emotional changes; stations on the journey through life, a...

    HOUSE

    The emotional and physical constitution, characteristics, and body of the...

    HOW TO BEGIN

    Most people who do dream work have found it helpful to establish a system that...

    HUMOR

    See...

    HUNCHBACK

    An old symbol for luck—”The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” A period of great...

    HUNGER

    Physical, emotional, and mental deficiencies; wanting or being in need of Food...

    HUNT

    Hide. This image is an obvious reference to pursuing your own goals. In Greek /...

    HUNTER’S LOOKOUT

    Overview or warning of self-eleva- tion and...

    HUNTING DOG

    See Dog.

    Folklore Bad...


    HURRICANE

    Wild times, but they will pass.

    Folklore Bad omen,...


    HUT

    Like House. Looking for security, comfort or, alternatively,...

    HYACINTH

    Demands for pleasure, a messenger of a pleasurable life.

    According to...


    HYENA

    Reckless drives, urges, and aggression, pride of possession and...

    ICE

    You are too “cool,” too distant. Frozen emotions, emotional coldness. See...

    ICE CREAM

    Sexual pleasure, summer fun,...

    ICE SKATING

    See Flying. You are stepping on Ice. Are you prepared to take that risk? Trust...

    ICEBERG

    Great strength through discipline. Distance, as in...

    ICICLE

    Happiness and satisfaction or emotional coldness, as in...

    IDIOT

    Fear of mental overexertion, longing for a simpler, childlike life.

    A warning...


    ILLNESS

    Inner, personal arguments point to a heightened need for self-protection, or it...

    IMMUNIZATION

    Warning about illness. Also a well- known sexual symbol (penetration). See...

    INCEST

    Deep bonds with a Relative (often a symbol for parts of yourself), whom you see...

    INDEX FINGER

    The finger used for scolding; or a phallic...

    INFANT

    See Baby. Infidelity See...

    INFLATION

    Psychological overexertion or a rare expression of fear or...

    INHERITANCE

    Heritage. Your own assets and resources need to be put to better use. You have...

    INJURY / WOUND

    Feeling of hurt and being injured, vulnerable and weak. Often a reference to...

    INK

    Symbolizes a responsibility that cannot be changed. What is the color of the...

    INSANITY

    Emotional and senseless action that requires more clarity and insight. Pay...

    INSECTS

    Deeply rooted unconscious content. Almost always a sign of nervousness and...

    INSTITUTION

    A symbol of ability and cooperation of diverse interests, which points to...

    INSULT

    Dissatisfaction or arrogance, but frequently directly connected to actual...

    INSURANCE

    Well known symbol for safety, which may point to emotional rigidity. Be more...

    INTERCOURSE

    Desire for, or fear of, intercourse. Climax and relaxation.

    The image of...


    INTOXICATION

    Warning about illusions. Clear awareness is necessary. Or it points to a great...

    INVALID

    Loss of independence. Loss of room to maneuver. Somebody or yourself needs...

    INVITATION

    Loneliness, longing for social contact. Or you are inviting a part of...

    IRON

    Something is in need of improvement or needs to be “ironed out.” Are you...

    ISLAND

    Isolation and loneliness that you suffer from, or that you desire. This image...

    IVORY

    See Elephant. Male sexuality.

    The prize that is being sought and stolen; but...


    IVY

    Old relationships are getting stronger. Also, warning of false friends. You can...

    JACKET

    What image would you like to present to the outside world? Similar to...

    JADE

    Something not highly valued, but still important and precious. Points to too...

    JASMINE

    Female gender.

    Folklore Great...


    JELLYFISH

    Uncomfortable feelings or, in rare cases, a hint that you entertain addictive...

    JET AIRPLANE

    Speed of thought, fear of war, as in Helmet, Bayonet, Bomb, but more impersonal...

    JEWEL

    See Jewelry. Emptiness, vanity, and often a suggestion of the treasures that...

    JEWELRY

    Well-being. Beauty for women, honor for men, or vanity; but it also implies...

    JOKE / JEST

    A joke works because it shows situations in a new perspective. Perhaps you...

    JOY

    Inner equilibrium; or you need more fun in your...

    JUDGE

    A symbol for the superego that is a warning against bold undertakings. Also the...

    JUDGMENT

    At issue here is the attitude toward a very important matter and justice....

    JUG / PITCHER

    See Container. Symbol for the emotional capacity that takes in joy, grief,...

    JUGGLING

    Are you trying to juggle life by keeping all the balls in the air? If you...

    JUICE

    Fruit, joy, and health. Juice usually refers to life and...

    JUNGLE

    Often points to difficulties, particularly when you have to clear your own path...

    KENNEL

    See Cage, Elevator, and...

    KETTLE

    Where cooking takes place and where life is renewed. In the mythology of the...

    KEY

    See Lock. You have the right attitude and are posing the right questions, in...

    KING / QUEEN

    Lover. Archetypal symbol for father / mother, dependency on father / mother....

    KISS

    Uniting, connecting, and good luck. Intimate closeness, intellectual...

    KITCHEN

    See House. Refers to housewife. Change and transformation of emotional...

    KNEE

    Erotic signal. Also, agility or rigidity of one’s own point of view....

    KNIFE

    Seeking power. Aggression and symbol for masculinity. However, the knife may...

    KNIGHT

    Adventurous, immature masculinity, but also responsible and honest. In a...

    KNOT

    Symbolizes complications, unsolvable problems, and entanglement. Warning of...

    LABORATORY

    The place where we experiment—with life. This dream image represents the way...

    LADDER

    Overly organized development.

    A symbol of the connection between the...


    LAKE

    See Water. In the I Ching, the lake is the symbol for a happy and cheerful...

    LAMA (DIGNITARY)

    Spirituality, the archetype of the wise...

    LAMB

    Purity in the sense of patience and gentleness. See Victim. Easter.

    The...


    LAMP

    This is an object often found in fairy tales.

    The hero or the dream-self is...


    LANCE / SPEAR

    To break a lance for somebody means that you are standing up for that person....

    LANDSCAPE

    Freud saw this image as a symbol for the human...

    LANTERN

    See Lamp. Symbol of the light of awareness; it usually points to the need for...

    LAP

    Return to mother, longing for one’s childhood, or fears from...

    LARGE

    Anything that grows in size during a dream should be paid attention...

    LARK

    Singing bird. Good perspective, because the “lark” flies high in the air....

    LAUGHING

    Usually seen in a very difficult situation, where laughing is the last thing...

    LAUNDRY

    See White. White laundry and white clothing are considered the symbol of...

    LAUREL

    Striving for success and acceptance. This may be a warning not to be addicted...

    LAVA

    An important dream symbol, pointing to inner, psychic energies. Uncontrolled...

    LAVENDER

    A symbol for woman.

    Folklore Positive...


    LAWN

    See Grass, Meadow. Hope and...

    LAWYER

    See...

    LEAD

    Physicality, heaviness (clumsiness), but also relative softness; it is durable,...

    LEADER

    Symbol of authority, as in Father and Wise Man. One who is free to move, a...

    LEADING

    Motivation to pursue advancement. Or loneliness. Life needs to be better...

    LEAF (OF A PLANT)

    Being subjected to changes, or Letting Go. Similar to Abyss, Brook / Stream,...

    LEAF (OF PAPER)

    Are you being challenged to take note of something or express something? In...

    LEAK

    Emotional isolation and separation is breaking...

    LEATHER

    Symbolizes toughness—tough as leather— aggressive tendencies, fetishes, but...

    LEATHER CLOTHING

    Isolation and promiscuity, but also a search for invulnerability and...

    LEAVES

    Emotions and thoughts the dreamer has.

    The condition of the leaves is...


    LEAVING (ON A TRIP)

    Wanting to leave, often because of stress, overwork, and marital conflicts....

    LECTURE

    As with everything that is performed publicly, it refers to a portrayal of the...

    LEECHES

    Feeling of disgust for your own body.

    The feeling of being sucked dry, as in...


    LEFT

    The side where the heart is, the emotional area of the dreamer, and also the...

    LEG

    Foot. Symbol for setting things in motion on your own initiative, in contrast...

    LEMON

    See Fruit. You are “sour” and / or feeling funny. This might also point in...

    LEOPARD

    Vitality, elegance, drive. In case of danger, a leopard points to your fear of...

    LETTER

    Being connected with a loved one, news, communication with the outside...

    LIABILITY / GUARANTEE

    You have been made responsible for something; or you are making a promise to...

    LIBRARY

    Symbol of intellectual life, as in Book; great knowledge.

    A warning of too...


    LIFEBOAT

    One way to extricate yourself from “oceanic emotions” and / or escape from...

    LIGHT

    See Lamp, Lantern, Lighthouse. Symbol for consciousness, intellect, reason,...

    LIGHTHOUSE

    See Lamp, Lantern. Helpful for orienting oneself in difficult situations....

    LIGHTNING

    If lightning is only illuminating the sky—a sudden idea. On November 16,...

    LILAC

    Love, tenderness, and romance. It is also a warning against arrogance and...

    LILY

    A symbol of purity, innocence, and naturalness. In France, a symbol of...

    LIMPING

    Emotional injuries are making it difficult to get ahead in life.

    In myth, the...


    LINDEN TREE

    See Tree. Healing; a power place where energies are renewed.

    Folklore...


    LINEN / SHEETS / PILLOWCASES

    The color is important.

    Folklore Good...


    LION

    The king of the animal kingdom was often used as a symbol in the Coat of Arms...

    LIPS

    Erotic desires,...

    LIQUID MANURE

    Inferiority complex, disgust; less often,...

    LIQUOR

    Relaxation or troubles.

    Folklore Be warned—somebody wants to cozy up to...


    LIVER

    First, make sure that you do not have real, physical complications involving...

    LIZARD

    Usually a harmless miniature Dragon will bring you luck.

    Folklore...


    LLAMA (SPITTING ANIMAL)

    Take chances—just once try not to be so...

    LOBSTER

    Folklore...

    LOCK / PADLOCK

    This is the image of inner, psychic tension between openness and retreat...

    LOCK / SLUICE

    A symbol for regulating the level of Water, meaning the emotions. Here the...

    LOCOMOTIVE

    See Train. Collective psychic energy; life’s journey as seen through the eyes...

    LODGE

    Town. Power and isolation, but also the symbol for the center. As a Mother...

    LOGGER / LUMBERJACK

    See Wood- Since in the past the forest was thought of as a dark place and,...

    LONELINESS

    Inner longing for social contact, as in Invitation. You let yourself down...

    LOOK

    See Eye. Perception. What is it that you should take a closer look at.7 Who is...

    LOOM (WEAVING)

    Time and fate, the thread of life. Longing for a “simpler life.” Often a...

    LOSS

    Fear of loss, or joy over...

    LOTTERY

    This image warns against risks of any kind. You have wishes and desires; take a...

    LOUSE

    Lack of cleanliness; leech, as in Vampire....

    LOVE

    You are longing for love.

    A desire to be able to love as well as to be loved....


    LOWER BODY

    Be sure that no actual stomach problems exist. See Sexuality, Toilet, Stomach,...

    LUGGAGE

    See Suitcase, Pocketbook, Backpack, Package, and Box. All symbolize a burden...

    LUNG

    Feeling restricted, needing more space and Air, as in Cage and Elevator...

    LYING

    A symbol of falsehood; it often points to a bad conscience. You are leading a...

    MACHINE

    Lack of meaning in your work; stupidity.

    The type of machine is important. Is...


    MACHINE (VENDING)

    Boring daily routine, dependency, and indifference.

    A need to act with more...


    MADONNA

    The big woman. Release from guilt and pain; self-elevation or self-denial. Also...

    MAGGOT

    Greed and laziness.

    Folklore Domestic...


    MAGIC / MAGICIAN

    In the past (but still relevant today), the image of supernatural power that...

    MAGNET

    Strong force of attraction and personal success. Sometimes a symbol for one’s...

    MAGPIE

    The Bird that combines black and white, as in Birch in the plant world. Light...

    MAILMAN

    See Post. Carrier of information,...

    MALL / MARKET / MARKETPLACE

    Points to the dreamer’s social connections. This image shows how you behave...

    MAN

    See Companion. In the case of a woman, this dream may be pointing to a father...

    MANDALA

    A symbol of wholeness, aiding us to find our center. Points to personal...

    MAP

    See Atlas. As in the case of Crossing, this image points to finding direction...

    MARBLE

    Steadfastness, luxury, but also toughness (biting into stone).

    A sense of...


    MARIA

    See Virgin,...

    MARKETPLACE

    See Mall /...

    MARKSMAN / HUNTER

    In mythology, the marksman / hunter is often depicted as a centaur, the wild...

    MARMALADE

    Enjoying life—the sweet life—or...

    MARRIAGE

    Union of contrasting parts of yourself (often your feminine and masculine...

    MARRIAGE / WIFE / HUSBAND

    Compensation and reconciliation of differences, melding of male and female...

    MARRIAGE RING

    Separation or longing for a relationship.

    Folklore...


    MASK

    That which we would like to present to the world around us, or what we would...

    MASSAGE

    Enjoying erotic and relaxing experiences. This image in a dream often expresses...

    MASSES (OF PEOPLE)

    Often a fear of social contact and agoraphobia. Here, you find the social...

    MAST

    In psychoanalysis always a phallic symbol.

    Folklore A long...


    MASTER

    See...

    MASTER OF THE HOUSE

    One who has provided well, who keeps order.

    A frequent dream symbol for the...


    MATCH

    See Fire, Flames, Light. Did you set something on fire? Or have you burned your...

    MATTRESS

    See Bed. Eroticism, sexuality.

    The place of birth and...


    MAY

    Youth, eroticism, and growth; a productive time; and a favorable...

    MAZE

    From a mythological point of view, the image of the maze is closely tied to the...

    MEADOW

    A large meadow points to growth and joy.

    The condition of the meadow is...


    MEALTIME

    Receiving psychic and emotional energies. What food you are eating is...

    MEAT

    See Sausage, Physical, usually sexual, energies.

    A frequent image when you...


    MEDAL

    Competitiveness and being externally oriented. You want to be praised,...

    MEDICAL ASSISTANT

    Erotic, helpful...

    MEDICATION

    Apothecary, Pharmacist. Fear of illness, need for help, bitterness, emotional...

    MELON

    Erotic symbol, luck in...

    MEMENTO

    A hint that something needs to be remembered. Do not repress your feelings....

    MENOPAUSE

    Primarily a woman’s dream, pointing either to menopause about to take place,...

    MENSTRUATION

    A dream about menstruation is usually based on a real event that is either...

    MENU

    Important is the symbolic meaning of the foods that are listed on the...

    MERCURY

    Speed, nervousness, agility, and poison. Symbol for the planet...

    MERMAID

    A magical water spirit who has much in common with the spirits of the forest,...

    MESSENGER / CARRYING A MESSAGE

    Are you playing the role of an intermediary? Are you satisfied with that role...

    METAL

    Success, prosperity, wealth, consistency, and toughness. Also, iron will,...

    METAL WORKER

    What has been close to you is opening...

    METEOR

    Brainstorm, idea.

    A messenger from...


    MICROPHONE

    Challenges you to internalize something. You need to speak your mind, announce...

    MIDDAY

    See Light. Awareness, midpoint of...

    MIDNIGHT

    The darkest hour and the hour of ghosts.

    The beginning of a new...


    MIDWIFE

    Wishing for a child or fear of pregnancy. Desire to bring something to light or...

    MILITARY DUTY

    Self-affirmation, possibly also self-pun- ishment, authority, fleeing from an...

    MILK

    See Cow. Food, security; a symbol for the original mother. Paradise is the land...

    MILL

    Working, daily grind, but providing well and...

    MILLET

    Grain.

    Folklore Great...


    MINE

    Depth of body and soul; highly self-absorbed; but also good...

    MINISTER / CLERGYMAN

    See Priest. Father figure and guide for the soul. Indicates too much or too...

    MIRROR

    Insightful intellect that reflects reality.

    A common allegory for...


    MISCARRIAGE

    Abortion. May point to what is actually happening in the body. One is letting...

    MISER / TIGHTWAD

    Might be a suggestion to be more generous, open, and flexible. Or can you never...

    MIST / HAZE

    Lack of clarity, as in Darkness, only less severe. Other than that, see Steam...

    MISTAKE

    Usually points to the need to deal with mistakes made during waking hours....

    MISTLETOE

    A symbol of the Druids and of consciousness. According to English custom,...

    MODEL / FASHION MODEL

    Conflict with conventional norms, accommodation, and vanity. Due to an...

    MOLE

    Usually unconscious drives. You would like to or should go deeper and look at...

    MONEY

    Rarely connected to financial problems. Dreaming about money points to your...

    MONK

    Discipline, self-restraint and self-determination; but also losing oneself. See...

    MONOTONY

    See Boredom, Uniform,...

    MONSTER / MYTHICAL CREATURE

    Beast. Your animal nature is becoming too strong, too frightening, meaning that...

    MONUMENT

    Success, reward for efforts or trouble, seeking power as in Sword, but not that...

    MOON

    Femininity, mother and woman. In a woman’s dream, it is her own femininity...

    MOOR / HEATH

    Prudish restraint, emotional tension. Naturalness and...

    MOOR / SWAMP

    See Swamp, Mud. Physical desires that are being repressed, that are dragging...

    MOPED

    As in Motorcycle, only less...

    MOSAIC

    See Picture.

    A mirror of the experiences of life; many parts create a whole....


    MOSS

    As with all plants, the vegetative in human beings; quiet, and...

    MOTH

    Subversive emotions and feelings. See...

    MOTHER

    Your own nature, the archetypal feminine— life-giving, nurturing, devouring,...

    MOTOR

    Energy, power, and...

    MOTORBOAT

    Moving powerfully through your emotional landscape. See Water,...

    MOTORCYCLE

    Getting ahead and doing it alone. Individualism, the Self, psychic energy....

    MOUNTAIN

    See Hill. Protection and consciousness. Overview, standing above a given...

    MOUNTAIN CRYSTAL

    The treasure that is growing within us.

    The reward for discovering this...


    MOUNTAIN GUIDE

    Authority, know-how and judiciousness; guidance and support on the way to the...

    MOUNTAIN RIDGE / CREST

    See Mountain. Initial...

    MOUSE

    A symbol of control and lack of control that you have over the small things in...

    MOUTH

    Contact and communication, erotic kissing and relationships.

    According to...


    MOVING OUT (OF HOME)

    Like Emigration, Giving Up / Getting Out, and Foreign Country.

    Moving....


    MUD / SLUDGE

    See Bog. Fear of sinking and of stagnation. Being a mixture of water and earth,...

    MUG, CUP, BEAKER, GOBLET

    First try to establish if, in your sleep, you are really thirsty—see Drink,...

    MULTIPLICITY / VARIETY

    If such symbols appear frequently in your dreams, like a street full of water...

    MUMMY

    A long life. You want immortality and have a tendency toward grandiosity.

    The...


    MURDER / MURDERER

    See Shot, Funeral, Corpse. Warning A very important part of your emotions have...

    MUSEUM

    Usually represents the dreamer. What is being exhibited...

    MUSHROOM

    Something is growing out of the depths. It may be poisonous or nurturing....

    MUSIC

    Emotions, feelings. Important are the feelings that come up when listening to...

    MUSSEL

    A female sexual symbol—and not only according to Freud.

    A closed mussel...


    MUSTACHE

    See Beard, Hair. Symbol of creative power.

    Folklore Unimportant...


    MUSTARD

    Sharp; hot; spicy intellect, irony, cynicism.

    Folklore Your talk is...


    NAIL

    Similar to Needle, or “hitting the nail on the...

    NAIL FILE

    Something needs to be smoothed out. Vanity. According to Freud, male...

    NAKED

    Often the dreamer fearing the truth. Or, naturalness, honesty, and openness,...

    NARROW / CREVICE

    Great struggles await you on your life’s journey. You feel restricted, as in...

    NATIVE AMERICAN

    In the past, adventurous and immature, fleeing from reality and the world. This...

    NAVEL

    Center, or egoism.

    The center of the person or the body. In the case of men,...


    NAVIGATION

    This is usually a reference to the kind of life the dreamer is living. Also a...

    NECK / THROAT

    When dreaming about a sore or painful throat, make sure that you are not being...

    NEEDLE

    Emotional and physical pain. Sometimes a symbol for an awareness that is driven...

    NEIGHBOR

    Suggests the usual characteristics of the dreamer, of which he or she is...

    NEST

    Motherhood, protection, longing for security, family, and home. Also, a...

    NET

    You want to catch somebody or understand something. Loss of independence,...

    NEW BUILDING

    A challenge to find new...

    NEW YEAR

    A new beginning and fun.

    Folklore Be careful of a...


    NEWSPAPER

    Often a suggestion to pay more attention to the outside world. Emotional...

    NICHE

    Secrets, or a...

    NIGHT

    The unconscious and unknown—the other world. Often also that which is...

    NIGHTINGALE

    Harmony. Hoping to be lucky in...

    NINE

    With the number nine you have reached a level of completion, which is also...

    NOISE

    It might be real noise that is reaching you in your sleep. But it might also be...

    NORTH

    “Top” of the map—therefore, the intellect, cool, clear, and...

    NOSE

    A phallic symbol—probably the reason why the long nose of the Fool is so...

    NOSEBLEED

    Loss of strength and a symbol of injured sexuality. In the dream of a woman, it...

    NOTES

    Pay close attention. Remember what came into your mind and remember your...

    NOTES (MUSICAL)

    See Music. Sensuality, desire for harmony and accord (particularly in...

    NOTICE-OF-INTENTION-TO-MARRY

    Positive friendship or longing for a solid relationship. See Bride /...

    NOVEL

    The title and content are important.

    Folklore Danger in matters of...


    NUMBERS

    When dreaming about numbers, pay attention to their symbolic meaning—often...

    NUN

    See Virgin. Chastity and disappointment, the longing for a spiritual life....

    NURSE

    Femininity and motherliness. You either need help or you don t want be...

    NUT

    A symbol of wholeness. Also represents the Head and particularly the brain and...

    NUT TREE

    Strength, fertility, wealth, and...

    NUTSHELL

    Narrowness, protection, and security.

    Folklore Advancement at...


    NYMPH

    See Mermaid, Virgin. Similar is nymphomaniac, who also has sexual...

    OASIS

    An erotic symbol. Relaxing after the troubles of the day, wanderlust, or...

    OATH

    Truthfulness. You want to have willpower and be dependable in times of (inner)...

    OATMEAL / GRANOLA

    Health and strength, new energies. You would like to eat healthfully. Also...

    OATS

    Grain. High spirits. “Feeling your oats” means you should show the world...

    OBEDIENCE

    An indication that more discipline is necessary, or the...

    OBELISK

    Phallic and power symbol.

    Folklore...


    OBSTACLES

    Obstacles in life. Resistance to obstacles that need to be overcome.

    The...


    OCEAN

    (Latin mare = Maria = Mother). Emotions, archetypal energy, power, food. It is...

    ODYSSEY

    The wanderings of Odysseus or Sinbad represent the very fundamental desire of...

    OFFICE

    Professional activity, work, feeling of comradeship. One’s own office points...

    OFFICE (BUREAU)

    Dreaming of holding an important position expresses the desire for achievement....

    OFFICER

    For man and woman, a symbol of authority and...

    OIL

    Wealth, “striking oil.” Fuel produces energy, as in Coal.

    The image of...


    OLIVES

    A sexual symbol, erotic adventures, or travel memories.

    Folklore Peace,...


    ONE

    Unity. See Circle, Ball. That which is indivisible, the...

    ONE-WAY STREET

    Being one-sided. Also, a sense of feeling trapped, and a sign of focusing on a...

    ONION

    Vitality and health, but also false tears.

    The onion is the hot spice of...


    OPAL

    Life that glitters in many colors! Opals also have the reputation of being...

    OPEN HEARTH

    See Fire. Domesticity, protection, as in Parents’ House, as with symbols of...

    OPERA

    A warning of too much vanity, pathos, and self- absorption. Danger of...

    OPERATION

    Emotional problems and their elimination.

    The type of operation is important....


    OPTICIAN

    Clear insight and objectivity are suggested.

    The way you see things is being...


    ORANGE

    A sexual meaning. When dreaming about two oranges or two apples, they symbolize...

    ORANGE JUICE

    Usually a sign that you are actually thirsty. See...

    ORCHESTRA

    Usually points to a desire for harmony in relationships or with people at work....

    ORGY

    Points to boredom or undefined sexuality. This insight is only the beginning of...

    ORIENT

    Longing for beauty and to possess wealth.

    A symbol of that which fascinates...


    ORIGIN

    Purification, composure, prayer, devotion, and deep emotional...

    OTHER (THINGS AND PERSONS)

    Usually points to too much egotism. Overcoming egotistical notions. Encounters...

    OUROBOROS

    See Phoenix. Here is the tail eater, the serpent that bites its own tail. It...

    OVAL

    You are approaching the Circle and completion. See...

    OVEN

    Heat, urges. You are “cooking” something up; something is brewing...

    OWL

    Symbol of wisdom. Owls can see in the dark and for that reason are said to have...

    OX

    Energetic, stubborn, and clumsy. When stifled and overwhelmed, a search for...

    OYSTERS

    Luxury, social advancement. Desire for material excess. According to classical...

    PACKAGE

    Troubles, worry, and burdens that you have to carry, but also gifts.

    The...


    PACKAGE (LARGE)

    See Package, Container. Often points to the unknown or to repressed emotions,...

    PAGODA

    Wanderlust, travel experiences. You are looking at your own body and soul as a...

    PAIL

    See Container that wants to be filled or that has been filled.

    A full bucket...


    PAIN

    Being sensitive or overly sensitive. It points to either the necessity of...

    PAINTBRUSH

    Stupid person. Art and harmony. In psychoanalysis, a sexual...

    PAINTER / ARTIST

    Creativity and a sense of beauty.

    Folklore...


    PALACE

    See Castle.

    An archetypal symbol for Mother. Emotional security or...


    PALENESS

    Fear, illness, or being...

    PALM

    A phallic symbol, and also one of friendliness and peace. Exuberant vitality....

    PANTS

    Vanity, self-portrayal, trying to hide shame (getting “caught with your pants...

    PAPER

    Book. Something you are aware of, which is long overdue, needs to be...

    PARACHUTE

    Not a dangerous fall; letting oneself fall gently. Sexual connotation, as in...

    PARADE

    Are you looking for honor and fame? Your emotional strength is being displayed;...

    PARADISE

    Possibly a symbol of running away from difficulties, or a “big dream” that...

    PARALYSIS

    Feeling handicapped in a mental or emotional area. Feeling the need for quiet...

    PARASOL / CAP

    See Umbrella. Old symbol for power, protection, and keeping your...

    PARENTS

    Father, Mother. You are seeking help from the outside, as in Physician,...

    PARENTS’ HOUSE

    Separating from Parents, a new beginning (particularly when leaving home)....

    PARK

    A symbol of nature controlled; pointing to the dreamer’s repressed wildness....

    PARKING

    See Car / Driving. Coming to rest, becoming rigid, standing in one place. But...

    PARLIAMENT

    Points to your social abilities and desire for advancement.

    An indication of...


    PARROT

    Highly confidential secrets are being given away by close friends.

    An...


    PARSLEY

    Strengthens the heart....

    PARTNER

    Symbolizes your own often unknown characteristics. Or, it may be connected to...

    PARTY

    Pleasure after work is completed, social exchange, and communication....

    PASS / PASSPORT

    The dreamer himself. Wanderlust; often also saying good-bye to old habits. In...

    PASSWORD

    See...

    PATH

    As in Street; a frequent symbol of life’s path. See Wagon. Your personal path...

    PAYMENT

    If you receive money, you are receiving energy.

    If you have to give money,...


    PEA

    Female sexual symbol (clitoris). Easily irritated, or positive sensitivity (as...

    PEACH

    An erotic symbol. Romantic relationships. According to Freud, a symbol of the...

    PEACOCK

    Vanity.

    A symbol of narcissism and arrogance. But at the same time it may...


    PEAR

    Symbol of female sexuality (as with all fruits); possible dream at the...

    PEARL

    A symbol of the mature soul and completeness of the emotional experience. Also...

    PENCIL / FOUNTAIN PEN

    News, notes. Appears often in dreams when something is in danger of being...

    PENDULUM

    The ups and downs of life. Fixing on the point “above,” which means Heaven....

    Male organ

    Symbol of masculine power. See Genital...

    PENITENTIARY

    A dream about obstacles, as in Prison, Cage—only more...

    PENSION

    Quiet and relaxation.

    Folklore A...


    PEPPER

    Refers to “hot...

    PERFORMANCE

    Publicity, end of secrecy, vanity, and superficiality. Show your colors. You...

    PERFUME

    Wanting to look good and be seen in positive terms, loved, and accepted....

    PERIOD

    See Rhythm, Haste, Step, Menstruation,...

    PERSON

    Any person in a dream can represent you yourself. Particularly when important...

    PEST / VERMIN

    A symbol that points to unmet sexual desire or fear of unwanted pregnancy. In...

    PESTILENCE

    Emotional disturbance and, at the least, great...

    PETS

    Either “back to nature” or damaged nature.

    The tension between the animal...


    PEWTER

    See Metal.

    Folklore...


    PHARMACIST

    See Alchemist,...

    PHEASANT

    The pheasant was brought to Europe during the Middle Ages, where over a period...

    PHOENIX

    See Peacock. According to the most widely read book of the Middle Ages,...

    PHOTO / PHOTOGRAPHY

    The past of the dreamer, memories of past events (also in the sense of wanting...

    PHOTO’COLLAGE

    Photography, but with the main emphasis on creative aspects. Here, it is a...

    PHYSICIAN (MALE OR FEMALE)

    Comfort, sympathy, fear of pain, Illness, and Death. Anticipating problems...

    PIANO

    The scale of the emotions, intensive feelings, culture, and harmony. Being...

    PICKAXE

    A symbol of aggression in a sexual context, but also, the other side of the...

    PICNIC

    Eating always points to the natural and...

    PICTURE

    Portrait. Not the real thing! Being either egocentric or self-reflecting....

    PIE

    Enjoyment.

    Folklore Domestic...


    PIG

    See Greed. Sexuality demanding to he set free, but also rejection of physical...

    PIGTAIL

    This image refers to...

    PILL

    Bitter truth, illness, but also searching and finding. Fear of pregnancy....

    PILLAR

    Support. According to Freud, a phallic...

    PILLOW

    Rest, relaxation and domesticity, as in Baking, Roast, Cooking, Flowerpot,...

    PINEAPPLE

    Being a juicy and sweet Fruit, it is a sign of self-confidence, enjoyment of...

    PINECONE

    Phallic...

    PIPE

    As with cigarettes, it often points to difficulties. Or, a symbol for...

    PIPE (WATER / SEWAGE PIPE)

    A sexual symbol.

    If you are crawling through the pipe yourself, it is a...


    PIRATE

    Freeloader. Longing for freedom and independence and living out the masculine...

    PISTOL / GUN

    Masculine sexual symbol, and a symbol tor aggression always connected to power...

    PLACE

    Often your own center, especially if the place is round or square. Or, in a...

    PLAIN / PLATEAU

    Boredom, but also being in balance. Good foresight and perspective, similar to...

    PLANE / SLICER

    A very focused attempt to create order, smoothing things out at any price. This...

    PLANET

    For an interpretation of the meanings of planets in dreams, look up books on...

    PLANT

    See Tree, Flower.

    A plant often represents a part of the dreamer. It is a...


    PLASTER

    Stabilizing, bonding medium. Being steadfast or stubborn. Heat that needs to...

    PLATE / DINNER PLATE

    Social advantage or hunger for...

    PLATEAU

    Perspective, as in Skyscraper / High^Rise, Hiding Places, and...

    PLATFORM (AT THE TRAIN STATION)

    See Railway Station.

    The symbol for taking a trip and for waiting. Also,...


    PLATFORM / COCKPIT

    See...

    PLAYING CARDS

    Happenstance, luck, and...

    PLIERS

    Are you feeling squeezed? Often a hint to be more decisive in a given...

    PLOW

    Changing and loosening up one’s lifestyle. According to Freud, and also most...

    PLUM

    A female sexual organ. In the Orient, it means luck, and is also an erotic...

    PLUMBER

    This image refers to Pipe (water); in other words, guiding the emotions. In...

    POCKET / BAG

    See Container, Suitcase. Indicates the ability to carry a load and, if...

    POCKETBOOK

    Property.

    A female sexual symbol that appears frequently in women’s dreams....


    POET

    Longing for creative activity, fantasy, and inspiration.

    The belief that...


    POINTER

    See Cane /...

    POISON

    Cruelty and aggression. Often, poisonous thoughts and feelings. It may...

    POISONOUS SNAKE

    See Snake. Well-known symbol for a deceptive woman. Dangers in matters of the...

    POLE

    See Rod. Masculine sexual organ, and not only according to...

    POLICEMAN

    Father figure, authority, and person of respect—in short, a symbol for the...

    POND

    Stagnant water, often symbolizing erotic feelings.

    If the surface is calm, a...


    POPE

    See...

    POPPY / FLOWER

    Intoxication; more awareness is demanded. Losing oneself as either a dangerous...

    PORCELAIN

    See Marriage, domesticity, culture, and lifestyle, as in Iron, Flowerpot, Hen,...

    PORCUPINE

    Withdrawing because you are too sensitive and too easily injured, while at the...

    PORTER

    Someone who is carrying the burden for others. Is it you or is somebody else...

    PORTRAIT

    You are getting a clearer picture about yourself or somebody else. Calls for...

    POST / POST OFFICE / POSTCARD

    Sending or receiving important information from the unconscious. Increased...

    POST / STAKE

    A post driven into the ground is a symbol for intercourse and it usually starts...

    POT

    Container.

    A symbol for virginity. Pouring liquid out of a pot points to...


    POTATO

    The food of the poor, particularly in the 19th century, which thereby connects...

    POTTER

    Shaping life. Creating a way to express emotional energies. Romantic longing...

    POWDER

    See Mask. Inferiority complex, disguise. You want to pretend you’re something...

    POWER

    The game of power is always playing with fire. This image points to your...

    PRAYER

    Often points to a dreamer’s childlike behavior. Often a hint to become more...

    PRECIOUS STONE

    The treasures within you, the higher self. Points to the fact that something...

    PREDATOR

    “Every woman at some time dreams about a predator.” So it has been said in...

    PRESENTATION

    Showing something off, as in Undressing. Wanting to be cultivated or...

    PRICE / PAYMENT

    You must pay for everything. Or do essentials come as a gift to everybody? May...

    PRIEST

    See Minister, Bishop, Professor. Ancient Egyptian interpretation You are...

    PRIMEVAL FOREST / JUNGLE

    A place that is generally inaccessible, representing the unconscious and...

    PRINCE / PRINCESS

    Always you yourself. Often refers to your own magical spiritual...

    PRISM

    Points to a situation that has many facets, as in Crystal and rainbow,...

    PRISON / BEING IMPRISONED

    May symbolize restrictions and dependency in many forms. Usually, it expresses...

    PRISONER

    See Prison. Strong guilt feelings, to the point of feeling unconscious...

    PROCESSION

    See...

    PROFESSOR

    Intellectualization and advancement. Or, life is too one-sided intellectually....

    PROSTITUTION

    Men or women who sell themselves. Repressed drives, as in Breaking Up, Attack,...

    PROTEST

    Self-determination and establishing...

    PUB / SALOON

    ...

    PUBLIC

    Self-portrayal or lack of it, depending on whether, in the dream, you have an...

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    A limited but sensible way of moving about collectively, not individually. See...

    PUDDING

    Is what you eat unhealthy? Do you think you are too heavy? See Ice, Cake,...

    PUDDLE

    Dirty Water and...

    PULLING TEETH

    Something that you cannot or are not supposed to have. (“Getting the...

    PULPIT / COCKPIT / PLATFORM

    In dreams these terms take on different meanings. As a pulpit in church the...

    PUMP

    Sexual symbol, fertility, flowing...

    PUNISHMENT

    Bad conscience and masochism. Moral problems, similar to Confession. It is also...

    PUPPET

    Numb, childish, dependent, insensitive (a child projecting its psyche on the...

    PUPPET / PUPPETEER

    This symbol addresses your nervous system, where the wires of the puppet are...

    PURPLE

    Purple is the color at the border of the visible spectrum. You are seeking...

    PURSUIT

    A dream symbol that appears rather frequently. Something that you have...

    PUTREFACTION

    In alchemy this image is part of the process of blackening and a symbol of...

    PUTTY / CEMENT

    Holding together (against the outside world).

    Folklore Hard...


    PUZZLE

    See Riddle,...

    PYRAMID

    According to Jung, the graves of kings who were honored as gods are a symbol of...

    PYRE / STAKE

    Guilt feelings have piled...

    QUARANTINE

    Warning of isolation and illness. Something is troubling you and you are...

    QUARREL

    Inner conflict and...

    QUARRY

    Is your rigid attitude crumbling? Is your heart—that seems to be made of...

    QUARTER / DISTRICT

    This image is always a part of the dreamer...

    QUEEN

    See King /...

    QUICKSAND

    Getting lost in emotions. Treacherous dangers, lost insights, insecure...

    RABBIT

    See...

    RACE

    This image almost always refers to career issues, addressing primarily the...

    RACING

    Wanting to reach the goal in a hurry. Haste. That holds true for your external...

    RADIO

    Communication, information, messages about emotions, internal dialogue.

    To...


    RAGS

    Desire for advancement, or fear of poverty, as in Charity, Asylum, Beggar. Also...

    RAILROAD CAR

    See Railway Station, Platform.

    A frequently appearing symbol for travel* What...


    RAILWAY STATION

    See Train.

    A frequent dream symbol. Changes in the present life situation. At...


    RAIN

    See Clouds. Longing for deep relaxation.

    A symbol of fertility. Also, a...


    RAINBOW

    A symbol of wholeness.

    The Fire of the sun and the Water of the rain come...


    RAISINS

    Money, but also romantic...

    RAM

    See...

    RANGE / COOKING RANGE

    See Oven. In the past, the central place for family events, eating,...

    RANSOM

    Emotional expenditure; an attempt to free...

    RASPBERRY

    See Berry. Happy...

    RAT

    Warning signal in a dream—nagging thoughts and doubts.

    If this is a...


    RAVEN

    See Bird, Crow. Supposed to mean bad luck, or a messenger of bad luck. At the...

    RAZOR / RAZOR BLADE

    Analytical thinking, the need to smooth something out.

    Folklore Warning of...


    REBEL

    How do you deal with your real emotions? See also Protest and...

    RECEPTACLE

    See Can, Container. According to Freud, female sexual symbol. According to...

    RECIPE / PRESCRIPTION

    Dreaming about prescriptions often points to real healing.

    A kitchen recipe...


    RECLUSE

    Hermit. Being one-sided, grief, longing for social contact, but also wisdom...

    RECUPERATION

    You are healing—body and / or...

    RED

    A positive color, representing vitality (fire) and activity, love and passion....

    REDUCTION

    See Telescope. Inferiority complex, devaluing the Self. Taking small things too...

    REED

    Be careful—quagmire and mud. Either it is difficult to get ahead or the reed...

    REFEREE

    This image refers to fairness in contact and dealings with the world and the...

    REFRIGERATOR

    Hiding place for physical drives; repression and isolation. What do you want to...

    REJECTION / REFUSAL

    Longing for closeness; or distance. Feeling of social isolation, of being...

    RELATIVE

    Usually points to sides of the dreamer himself, such as well-known...

    RENT / TENANT

    Using something without owning it. Everything we use we must pay...

    REPORT CARD

    See School. Expression of old fears of failure or failure of performance.

    The...


    REPTILE

    See Snake and Crocodile. According to Freud, male sexual...

    RESPONSIBILITY

    Are you overtaxed? Do you feel you need more balance and more appropriate...

    REST / QUIET

    You are usually longing for...

    RESTAURANT

    Enjoying contact and communication; but there is also superficiality here.

    A...


    RESURRECTION

    Developmental process. Something has to die, needs to be let go of, as in...

    RETIREMENT HOME

    See Age, Harvest. This dream symbol is often connected to an invitation for...

    REVOLUTION

    See King,...

    REVOLVER

    See...

    RHYTHM

    Your own vibrations. Rhythm in a dream often has to do with scheduling time....

    RIB

    According to the Bible and Mohammed, this is the symbol for...

    RIBBON / TWINE

    Connecting, restricting. Also, untangling a situation in one’s life, as in...

    RICE

    See Grain.

    Folklore Plans may go awry because of wrong...


    RIDDLE

    Search for an answer, search for...

    RIDING / HORSEBACK RIDING

    Controlled (reigned-in) eroticism and energy, power, and movement.

    According...


    RIFLE

    The dreamer wants to impress others through power and strength—or may be...

    RIGHT

    The masculine side. Being active.

    The logical and rational side. What is...


    RING

    See Circle.

    A symbol for commitment or a bond.

    A symbol of wholeness that...


    RIOT

    Changes and action; fear of political unrest. See also...

    RITUAL

    On the surface, it points to habitual behavior, even though rituals are...

    RIVAL

    Usually the enemy...

    RIVER

    Stream, Water. In the stream of life and time, Flowing.

    A trip on a river...


    ROAST (AS IN OVEN)

    You are planning something at work and it has to be successful. Desire for...

    ROBBER

    See Thief / Stealing, Pirate. What has been stolen? Have you been robbed, or...

    ROBOT

    See Computer. What is missing is a lively spirit.

    A repressive atmosphere has...


    ROCK

    See...

    ROCK MUSIC

    Lively, erotic movement. Business, star- cult. Possibly also emancipation of...

    ROCKET

    Courage; fleeing from life and everyday burdens. Sexual symbol. In danger of...

    ROD

    Well-known phallic and power symbol (a rod of the chieftain, the magician, the...

    RODENT

    Usually points to nagging problems. Less often, it points to domesticity and...

    ROOF

    Security, protection, head, and intellect. Area of conscious mental activity....

    ROOF TILE

    Security, protection, as in Roof, Gable, and Arch.

    Folklore Advancement at...


    ROOM

    The room of your soul, the dreamers inner space. According to Freud, points to...

    ROOSTER

    Dreaming about masculine vitality. Ever since the Middle Ages, the Buck and...

    ROOTS

    See Tree. Being grounded and rooted. Ancestors. Possibly a symbol for a lack of...

    ROPE (GENERAL) / CABLE

    Reliable help that, if received often, is an aid when descending from a tower...

    ROPE (NAUTICAL)

    See Cord. Connection and...

    ROSARY

    Comfort. See Prayer. Praying the rosary means comfort. See...

    ROSE

    A symbol of Venus—love and devotion.

    The contradiction of blossom and...


    ROSE GARDEN

    The garden of the soul, representing great beauty, but also thorns, which...

    ROWING

    Heavy work, moving under your own power. See Ship,...

    RUBBER

    Smoothness and...

    RUDDER (IN THE SENSE OF STEERING)

    You need solid direction, a goal....

    RUIN

    Pay more attention to your health. Or, the sign of a new emotional...

    RULE

    Here lies the tension between habitual and pioneering thinking. Are you making...

    RULER

    Self-determination and self-rule.

    To be the ruler in your own home. See...


    RUST

    Impermanence, a sign of the times. What is...

    RYE

    See Grain.

    Folklore Good...


    SABER

    Repressed aggression. According to Freud, it is a male sexual symbol, as are...

    SADDLE

    Being upright and well established (sitting securely “tall in the...

    SAFE / SECURITY VAULT

    Security. Fearing for the safety of possessions, or being either locked up too...

    SAILBOAT

    You are driven by intellect (the wind) and are carried by Water...

    SAILOR / VOYAGER

    Male sexuality, restlessness and wanderlust; also adventuresome and immature...

    SALAD

    Longing for nature and health. Sometimes also a hint to eat more...

    SALAMANDER

    A magical animal. See Snake. Symbol of the movement of the...

    SALMON

    May be a phallic symbol, but, as with all fish symbols, it usually points to...

    SALOON

    See Pub /...

    SALT

    Intellectual spice. Grounding (“the salt of the...

    SALVE

    See Medication. In a dream, also emotional...

    SAND

    This image represents the transitory—as in the hourglass—and the fear of...

    SANITORIUM

    The place for...

    SATAN

    See Devil. Symbol for logic, but without a soul. Also undefined nature.

    An...


    SAUNA

    Cleansing, as in Bath and Shower. Openness and...

    SAUSAGE

    See Meat. Phallic symbol, specifically the sausage in the hand of the...

    SAVINGS

    Energies that you can reach back for (in the sense of reserves and inner...

    SAW

    Something drastic is happening.

    A well-known symbol of differentiation...


    SCAFFOLDING

    New beginning, helping yourself,...

    SCALE

    Power of judgment.

    The dreamer’s weight in terms of personal influence and...


    SCAR

    Great misfortune and injuries from the past, which can now be...

    SCHEDULE

    Working efficiently; order and discipline. Also often refers to the feeling...

    SCHOOL

    Learning, as in School Work and...

    SCHOOL WORK

    See Tests. Something you still have to...

    SCIENCE

    Indicates feeling intellectually or mentally secure. What does knowledge mean...

    SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT

    See Laboratory. On one hand, a place for the unnatural and artificial; on the...

    SCISSORS

    An intellectual process and separation (something is being cut off). Also it...

    SCORPION

    Sexual danger, death, and rebirth. When it comes in dreams, the scorpion...

    SCOUNDREL

    Dishonesty, a warning against taking financial...

    SCREAM

    Warning dream. Desperation, but also experiencing and waking, as opposed to the...

    SCREEN / MOVIE

    The symbol for your inner screen, the soul, which is a mirror of your internal...

    SCREW

    Sexual symbol. Here the relation between two people or two situations is...

    SCULPTOR

    Creatively accomplishing something in the face of obstacles. Negative Shying...

    SCYTHE

    Ability to achieve. Harvest, aggression, and...

    SEA

    See Ocean. Important is how the water and the weather are; sometimes a symbol...

    SEAL

    “Under the seal of secrecy”; or, you are locking up something, closing off...

    SEAT

    Resting and relaxing. Whatever you do, take your...

    SECOND STORY / SECOND FLOOR

    See Attic, House.

    Awareness and perspective.

    A frequent symbol when your...


    SECRETS

    Denial of the truth or, just as likely, a hint that we also need our own...

    SEED

    Psychic energy, creativity, and productivity. See...

    SERPENT, COSMIC

    See Ouroborus. In the lore of many cultures, this serpent laid the eggs out of...

    SERVANT

    As in Chauffeur, points to the fact that you must either be more humble or that...

    SEVEN

    A holy number that connects the masculine with the feminine, since it is a...

    SEWAGE / WASTE

    Going with the flow, but there is a certain amount of stain connected to it, in...

    SEWING

    Fertility, growth, emotional and intellectual maturity. Traditionally, sewing...

    SEXUALITY

    Often unfulfilled desires. Generally, a symbol of meaningful contact and...

    SHACKLES

    Usually points to a situation at work or with your partner. You are bound to...

    SHADOW

    The shadow is, first of all, that which is invisible.

    If it becomes visible...


    SHAFT / WELL

    A symbol of the level of the unconscious, and for descending into the world of...

    SHAME / ASHAMED

    See...

    SHARES (STOCKS)

    See Bank, Money. Are you taking too many risks? Are you looking for great...

    SHARK

    Vitality and aggression, brutal violence. Projections of all kinds of fears (as...

    SHAWL

    Warmth, protection, and deep devotion. Sheep Patience, stupidity, romanticism...

    SHELF

    Storing. You are hanging too much on...

    SHELL / SKIN

    Superficial and tough, but something soft is hidden underneath the toughness....

    SHIELD (PROTECTIVE)

    Protection. Something behind which one can move freely and organize an attack....

    SHIP

    See Boat.

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


    SHIPWRECK

    The image of a shipwreck is often connected to the feeling of failure, as is...

    SHIRT

    The image that you project to the outside world—how you would like to be...

    SHOE

    Being grounded and protected against the powers of the earth. It also points to...

    SHOEMAKER

    See Shoe. Being grounded.

    Folklore Bad...


    SHOOTING

    On one hand, a reference to your setting your sights on a goal. Are you meeting...

    SHOOTING

    Murder. Something is being killed (violently) a relationship, an emotion, an...

    SHOP

    The place of the emotional, spiritual, and libidi- nal work of creativity and...

    SHORE

    “Land in sight,” and everything will be better soon.

    The shoreline is the...


    SHORELINE

    The intellect that guides and thereby limits emotions, in contrast to Water,...

    SHOT

    In a sense, this image represents two different situations

    1. Out of the...


    SHOVEL

    Repressed feelings or memories need to be uncovered; something needs to be...

    SHOWER

    Desire for cleanliness, as in Bath, Soap, Sauna, but the sense of not being...

    SHRINKING

    A frequent symbol when the dreamer is feeling inferior. As in the story of...

    SHRUBS

    See...

    SIBLINGS

    See Brother, Sister. All are different parts of self. According to Freud, this...

    SICKLE

    See Scythe,...

    SICKNESS

    See...

    SIDEWALK

    Almost always indicates security that one is longing for in order to get ahead,...

    SIEGE

    Confinement and narrowness, as in Amber, Trap, Elevator, Village, Cage. Fear of...

    SIEVE

    Something is draining away, but what counts...

    SIGN / NAMEPLATE / ADVERTISEMENT

    The meaning of the image depends a great deal on what is written or depicted on...

    SIGNAL

    Advice and...

    SIGNATURE

    If it is about the dreamer’s own signature, it points to his identity. What...

    SIGNPOST / CROSSROADS

    The crossroads is a place where one must decide which way to go. It points out...

    SILK

    Ruler; well-being and luxury. See...

    SILVER

    See Metal. Emotions, a symbol of the moon and...

    SINGING

    Emotional release, peaceful times, harmony, balance, and...

    SINKING

    Fear of sinking into the world of the emotions and / or instincts that need to...

    SISTER / NURSE

    See Illness and dependency.

    The feminine side of the dreamer, the emotional...


    SIX

    Usually a symbol of...

    SKELETON

    Clear thinking, lack of emotion, asceticism, and...

    SKI / SKIING

    You are doing well, everything in life is going...

    SKIN

    As a mirror of the soul, the skin points to the state of the dreamer’s nerves...

    SKIN RASH

    Emotional tension, repressed urges, and aggression.

    The external and internal...


    SKIRT

    See...

    SKULL

    A reminder of Death and the meaning of life. This symbol often points to a...

    SKYSCRAPER / HIGH-RISE

    Usually the same as House. Great perspective, loss of restraint,...

    SLAP IN THE FACE

    Carelessness, punishment, and lack of...

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE / BUTCHER

    A place where your animal side is killed.

    The symbolic meaning of the animal...


    SLAVE

    ...

    SLED

    The image of letting go with abandon, in a positive sense, as in Brook, Leaf,...

    SLEEP

    Something important is not being understood.

    A lack of clarity, and...


    SLIPPERS

    Domesticity in all its different meanings. Sluggishness and...

    SLIPPING

    Behaving badly or not being centered. Fear of tailing (due to lack of...

    SMELL

    See Fragrance.

    A bad odor symbolizes aversion (“I cant stand the smell of...


    SMITH / BLACKSMITH

    A symbol for great misfortune or stroke of fate; or of becoming the master of...

    SMOKE

    Something dark; but also something light rising out of your unconscious. Where...

    SMOKING

    A frequent dream symbol when the dreamer has stopped smoking. Otherwise see...

    SNAIL

    Retreat, being overly sensitive, inhibition and lack of contact. This dream...

    SNAKE / SERPENT

    See Poisonous Snake. More than anything else, this is a symbol of fear. It is...

    SNOW / SNOWING

    See Ice, Cold. Emotional coldness, feeling of security, but also punishment,...

    SNOWMAN

    See Snow. Either emotional coldness or...

    SOAP

    Symbol for cleanliness, as in Bath, Shower, and Sauna.

    Folklore Something is...


    SOLARIUM

    See Light. Devotion, warmth, and...

    SOLDIER

    Aggression, but also camaraderie.

    If a man dreams about a soldier, it often...


    SON

    This image refers either to the actual son, or to future ideas, creativity and...

    SONG

    Happiness.

    The text of the song is...


    SOUP

    Whatever you have cooked up you must and should be allowed to eat. This is a...

    SOWING

    Well-known sexual dream in the widest sense—the urge to impregnate or be...

    SPACE

    Inner...

    SPADE

    Sexual meaning; attempted grounding.

    Folklore...


    SPARK

    See Fire, Flames.

    The so-called spark of the soul, the divine in...


    SPARKLING WINE

    See...

    SPARROW

    Secrets that are being given away. See...

    SPEAR

    According to Freud, phallic symbol. Aggression, being focused, and having...

    SPECIALIST

    Estrangement; intellect, but also stature. This symbol warns against...

    SPEECH

    Emotions and / or needs are vocalized.

    The content of your soul is made...


    SPEECH (GIVING A)

    A need for communicating something, getting somebody’s ear, convincing...

    SPEED

    A typical symbol of stress. Take more time, or move faster in order to take...

    SPHINX

    That which is mysterious. It was Oedipus, the hero, who solved the riddle of...

    SPICES

    Sharpness, in the sense of intellect and wisdom. Emotional irritability, but...

    SPIDER

    The image of an aesthetic or artistic person. One’s own dark side. Intrigues...

    SPIDER WEB

    A certain subject has to be approached with great care. You are feeling...

    SPINE

    The support that brings everything back into order. Honesty and civil courage....

    SPIRAL

    Emotional dynamics and...

    SPIT

    You ought to spit out something, or has something overwhelmed...

    SPLINTER

    Are you feeling injured? Inconsequential things are getting you upset. (In the...

    SPONGE

    See Water. Squeezing out and soaking up. Let go of...

    SPORTS

    Ambition, performance, and physicality. In a dream it is often a suggestion to...

    SPORTS CAR

    See...

    SPRING (SEASON)

    Generally well-known symbol for virility, fruitfulness, and Youth....

    SPRING (WATER)

    Symbol of fertility. In fairy tales it also symbolizes virginity—the...

    SPY

    See Agent,...

    SQUARE

    A symbol of wholeness. You are on the path of individuation and self-awareness....

    SQUIRREL

    Fast, shy, smart animal that symbolizes ideas, plans, and hope. Longing to be...

    STAB

    See Needle,...

    STABBING

    Shooting, Murder. Clearly there is a sexual component here, since it points to...

    STAGE

    Points to an important position at work or position in life.

    A desire to be...


    STAINS / SPOTS

    Dark spots in the soul, being soiled and feeling guilty. Often combined with...

    STAIRS / SPIRAL STAIRCASE

    Changes and transformation starting from below (the unconscious) and coming to...

    STALL

    An image of one’s drives that have become...

    STALLION

    Horse. Increase in strength, but also taming one’s own strength.

    According...


    STAMP (AS IN RUBBER STAMP)

    Putting your stamp on something. Desiring a higher...

    STAMP (LETTER)

    The value of communicating with the outside world.

    The value is important, as...


    STANDARD

    Which flag did you see? Under which flag did you join? The way the flag acts in...

    STAR

    See Light, Comet.

    The inner core, the image of guidance and hope. In dreams...


    STEALING

    Greed and...

    STEAM / STEAM KETTLE

    Suppressed emotional energy, as in Dam, that wants to escape (letting off...

    STEEL

    See Metal, Iron. Toughness (“hard as steel”), determination, and...

    STEERING WHEEL

    Independence and...

    STEP

    Something new is arriving.

    A Threshold (obstacles) that needs to be overcome....


    STEP / TREAD

    Fear of social decline, opponents, and...

    STEPS (STAIRS)

    Reaching a stage of advancement— social and conscious. Often, stopping in...

    STING

    The sting in our flesh symbolizes obstacles in our life that need to be...

    STOCK MARKET

    Risky business; you are speculating about something where the outcome is...

    STOCKING

    Being grounded. In rare instances, may also have a sexual meaning (particularly...

    STOMACH / STOMACH ILLNESS

    First, make sure that there are no real physical symptoms.

    If not, this...


    STONE

    See Earth. Merciless, tough (“a heart of stone”);...

    STONE / CLAY (FLOOR)

    Points to the necessity of becoming more grounded, but at the same time it is...

    STOOL

    Elevation, as in podium, but also unsafe seat. You need more security, support,...

    STORAGE ROOM

    See Food (stored) and Closet. Here your energy reserves, your potential and...

    STORK

    Emotional strength, desire for family. Legend has it that it is the stork who...

    STORM

    See Hurricane, Wind.

    An obstacle dream or possibly a symbol of breaking out,...


    STRANGER

    Something new is announced.

    The image can also point to the shadow (the...


    STRANGULATION

    Something is denying you the air to breathe; something has got you by the...

    STRAW

    Troublesome work or difficulties. Also refers to bed and camp / cot (in the...

    STRAWBERRY

    Sexual symbol (like nipple). Marriage, becoming a mother, summer...

    STREET / SIDEWALK / PATH

    Life’s path. What is happening on the street is normal and available to...

    STREET CAR / TROLLEY

    As in Train.

    A symbol of collective forward movement. Do you need a trolley...


    STRETCHER

    Symbol for resting, particularly during times of stress. Support and help, but...

    STRING

    See...

    STRIPPING (CLOTHES)

    Being open and refraining from pretense, as in Bareness, Naked. Enjoying fully...

    STUMBLING

    Something is out of order—a dream of obstacles or the opposite you have...

    SUBMARINE

    Wanting to hide and look at the world from the emotional side (Water). It...

    SUBURBS

    Not being quite inside and not quite outside....

    SUCCESS

    Do you want to be...

    SUFFERING

    Fear of suffering and illness. Such dreams usually offer constructive advice on...

    SUFFOCATING

    First determine if you had a real breathing problem while you slept—a cold,...

    SUGAR

    Though sugar in a dream usually is not sweet, still you would like to sweeten...

    SUIT

    The rigid, conventional side. Initiation into manhood. Wanting to amount to...

    SUITCASE

    Container, Luggage. Burden and problems that you carry around with you; but...

    SUMMER

    See Sun. Energy, vitality, and...

    SUMMIT

    The achievement of higher consciousness, spirituality. In another sense, a case...

    SUN

    See Summer. Creative energy.

    If the sun is shining in your dream, it always...


    SUNDAY

    Rest.

    Folklore...


    SUPERIOR

    The mirror or image of the dreamer’s own tension over what life is...

    SUPERMAN

    Comic book characters and those from science fiction and Westerns are modern...

    SUPERVISOR

    Order and discipline, as in Office. Restriction, male authority; can also mean...

    SURF

    Accumulated urges, as in Fire, but with a more intense emotional depth (Water)....

    SURFING / RIDING THE WAVES

    Being carried away by emotions (Water), being transported by and giving in to...

    SURGEON

    By cutting off (forgetting) something, something needs to be healed. Being...

    SWALLOW

    Domestic bliss and Spring, announcing the end of winter. Great speed and...

    SWAMP

    See Moor. Being stuck, afraid of being trapped in the unconscious. Fear of...

    SWAN

    Swans are a symbol for family. They mate for life and raise their young...

    SWEAT

    Trouble and work, but also...

    SWEETS

    Sensual pleasures, according to Freud. Often sexual pleasures; at least, desire...

    SWIMMING

    See Water. Relaxation, the world of feelings. It is often connected to...

    SWING

    Mood swings; the ups and downs of life—we either give in to them too much or...

    SWITCH

    Is the switch turned on or off? That would point to your vitality. It is in...

    SWORD

    Appears rarely in dreams. It is a symbol of power and intellect. See Knight....

    SYRINGE

    The male sex organ. Fear of a syringe points to sexual inhibitions. At present,...

    SYRUP

    A symbol of everything that is sweet, or everything that is...

    TABLE

    The desire for unencumbered connections to others, or a hint that whatever the...

    TABLE / DESK

    See Furniture. Vitality.

    The symbol of matter as well as Earth (world)....


    TABLET / PILL

    See Medication, Pill....

    TAIL

    Always a sexual symbol, but also symbol of the...

    TAILOR

    See Dress, Needle, Thread.

    The traditional meaning is cunning and being a...


    TAKING AN OATH

    Suggests you ought to make a decision in a particular situation, or that...

    TAKING APART

    Excavation. Looking inward, understanding, and analyzing. Often appears as a...

    TANK

    Energy...

    TANK / SHELL

    An object of war as well as a protective shell, as in the turtle or lobster,...

    TAPE RECORDER

    A suggestion that something has to be recorded (documented) very precisely. See...

    TAR

    This image refers to dependency (it clings) and the dark. See...

    TARGET

    Focus, the ability to assert yourself.

    Folklore Hitting the center of the...


    TAROT CARD

    The...

    TASTE

    The kind of taste determines the symbolic meaning. Taste is what is on the tip...

    TATTOOING / TATTOO

    Courage, boldness, and masculinity.

    To display an eccentric and sensual Self...


    TAXI

    You are not in charge of your life journey, even though you have chosen the...

    TEA

    Stimulation. Practice patience.

    Folklore...


    TEACHER

    Functioning as an emotional aid. Points to the times when you were in...

    TEARS

    Similar to Drink.

    The Water of life is able to flow. It is a sign of solution...


    TEDDY BEAR

    Usually an expression of a desire for security and simplicity.

    A teddy bear...


    TEETH / LOSS OF TEETH

    Vitality, relatives, friends, and lovers; but this image also has a predatory...

    TELEGRAM

    See Letter. Something important and...

    TELEPHONE

    Frequent dream for men, suggesting good connections. It also symbolizes contact...

    TELESCOPE

    Should you take a closer look at something? Or, do you need more...

    TELEVISION

    Openness, enjoying contact, or lack of contact; mindlessness, superficiality,...

    TEMPLE

    One of the luckiest symbols, meaning completeness, zest for life, getting...

    TEN

    A new beginning, after having reached the goal. In the Egyptian tarot, the...

    TENT

    Adventure, something momentary and temporary. Wanderlust, being in the mood for...

    TERMINATION

    1. In the sense of ending—ending something, or longing to end a relationship...

    TERRACE / PATIO

    Tentatively moving into a new, usually public area, and presenting the Self to...

    TERRORIST

    Breaking out of rigidity, necessitating change. See Adventure and Hero, who is...

    TEST

    See Exam /...

    THE ATTITUDE OF THE DREAMER

    Never interpret your dreams intellectually! Reasoning creates distance. Such...

    THEATER

    Take life a little easier and don t be so dramatic. Vanity, and the need for...

    THERMOMETER

    This image is always a barometer of the dreamers moods.

    Folklore Much...


    THIEF / STEALING

    Fear of loss, particularly in personal relationships, or you want to “steal...

    THIRST

    Often you actually are thirsty. Restlessness, dream of obstacles. It is...

    THISTLE

    Work, troubles, and fighting. According to 2nd century dream interpreter...

    THORNS

    Spine, Thistle, Rose. According to dream interpreter Artemidorus, obstacles and...

    THREAD

    Fleeting ideas, spontaneous thoughts, or making meaningful connections.

    The...


    THREE

    Three is tense, dynamic, rhythmic, and complete (the Holy Trinity). Three is a...

    THRESHOLD

    See Step. Crossing over to something new. Separation. Also the connection...

    THROAT

    Inexhaustible and...

    THRONE

    Desire to rule. Have you elevated yourself to the throne? Are you the heir to...

    THRUSH

    As with all Birds, connection between heaven and earth, between the gods and...

    THUMB

    Indicates male and female productivity (also seen as a symbol of male and...

    THUMB SUCKING

    Flight back into childhood. In psychoanalysis, a well-known symbol for...

    THUNDER

    See Lightning. Be more assertive and don’t put up with everything. “Let it...

    THUNDERSTORM

    See Thunder, Storm, Hurricane,...

    TICKET

    Pleasure of traveling, new plans for your life;...

    TIE

    An emphasis on masculinity. Either a hint that you are conceited, or that the...

    TIGER

    See Leopard.

    An image frequently dreamed about by women. Longing for powerful...


    TIME

    How you use your time is a hint of your stage of development and your...

    TIN

    Nonsense; malleability, of little worth. Toad See...

    TOBACCO

    Pleasures (sometimes with regrets), restful- ness but also addiction. See...

    TOES (TIPTOE)

    Suggests that you become much more careful in your present situation. Do you...

    TOILET

    The zone of the root chakra, where the Kundalini resides. This image may point...

    TOMATO

    See Red.

    The tomato is a symbol of fertility. As a nightshade plant, it also...


    TONGUE

    Language, intellectual creativity, communication.

    The tongue always refers to...


    TOOLS

    Used for and aiding work. According to Freud, all tools are symbols of the male...

    TOOTHACHE

    You are lovesick.

    Folklore Happy...


    TOP HAT

    In a mans dream, a desire for greater virility. In a woman’s dream, often a...

    TORCH

    Once a symbol for marriage, because the fire in the hearth was lit in a ritual...

    TORTURE

    Something secret, monumental. It could be torturing somebody with suspense, but...

    TOWEL

    You want to wipe something away, as if it never happened. Or, when you throw in...

    TOWER

    A frequent phallic symbol, particularly in women’s dreams. More perspective...

    TOWN HALL

    Office and honor. Points to an inner, psychic organization of your...

    TOYS

    Childlike, childish,...

    TRACK / TRACE / SIGN

    You are beginning to understand your problems; you have discovered the signs...

    TRACKS / TRAIN TRACKS

    The path of life is foreordained. Or it can reflect security and rigidity...

    TRAFFIC LIGHTS

    Traffic, stress, order, an indication of needing to understand the signs of the...

    TRAFFIC SIGN

    Often a symbol for sexual behavior. What the traffic sign announces is...

    TRAIL

    You are on to something, or you are on to yourself. You are looking for...

    TRAIN

    See Railroad Station. Vacation or business trip? Fear of “missing” the...

    TRAIN (ON A GOWN) / VEIL

    Something is dragging behind you. See Shadow.

    To take somebody in tow. But...


    TRAIN / CONDUCTOR

    Enjoying contact and communication, travel.

    The conductor may represent the...


    TRANSFERENCE

    Since Sigmund Freud, a key term in psychotherapy. Besides the more technical...

    TRAP

    Difficult situation, being imprisoned; more prudence and caution is in order....

    TRAPDOOR

    In contrast to Parachute, this is unpleasant Falling, as in Abyss, and...

    TRASH CAN

    See Toilet. Symbol for repression and...

    TRAVEL

    The life’s path of the dreamer. Rejuvenation of the psyche. You are moving,...

    TREASURE

    Something of value. You need to activate old and forgotten skills. Treasure...

    TREE

    Protection; archetypal symbol for life (tree of life, tree of the world, family...

    TREE (BLOSSOMS ON)

    Luck, fullness.

    A frequent dream symbol that appears during nocturnal...


    TREE TRUNK / TRUNK

    Tree. Security, stability and productivity, similar to Family,...

    TREE-OF-LIFE

    See Tree. Growth. Connection between heaven and...

    TRIAL

    If you are the accused, pay close attention to what you are accused of.

    If...


    TRIANGLE

    Spiritualization. It is a female sexual symbol if the tip points down; male, if...

    TRIP (OUTING / EXCURSION)

    Recuperation, fun, change of scene. Well-known dream symbol when overworking....

    TROPHY

    You want to be recognized. See...

    TROUT

    Fish. Enjoyment of life; you are able to move freely in the waters of your...

    TRUCK

    You are carrying a heavy burden. Or are you the authority that is steering the...

    TRUMPET

    Attention-getting and trying to awaken energies that are asleep.

    The...


    TRUNK

    See Tree...

    TUB

    Cleansing, as in Shower, Bath, Sauna.

    Folklore Hard times if the tub is...


    TUBER

    Concentrated energies that now need to be used for further development, similar...

    TULIP

    A dream of women, rarely men. Being connected to nature. As is the case with...

    TUNNEL

    In most cases, this is a dream about birth— looking back to the starting...

    TUNNEL (AS IN A MINE)

    That which is unconscious and from which inner treasures need to be brought to...

    TURTLE / TORTOISE

    Hiding behind a character trait (according to Wilhelm Reich). Patience, wisdom;...

    TWELVE

    The number we use to keep time (hour, months), it represents completion, an end...

    TWIG

    See Branch, Tree. Growing and thriving. It is a symbol of your own foundation...

    TWILIGHT

    Romance, a transitional period. One is standing between two worlds and is not...

    TWINS

    See Two. Talking to both sides within the Self, or one specific side—the side...

    TWO

    The opposites and contradictions that are in need of differentiation and...

    UMBRELLA

    You are rejecting insight and ideas; have no direct contact with reality; no...

    UNCLE

    “Elder people” and...

    UNDERGROUND

    One of the most frequent symbols for the unconscious.

    The task is to discover...


    UNDERGROUND GARAGE

    The place of the unconscious and everything frozen and rigid. See Forest,...

    UNDERWORLD

    See Underground. Mythological symbol of the unconscious—the dark or shadowy...

    UNDRESSING

    Openness, exposing oneself. What is underneath the surface (the...

    UNICORN

    Ancient symbol for innocence and purity.

    The unicorn places its horn in the...


    UNIFORM

    Authority, self-affirmation, ambition, and seeking power; but also a lack of...

    UNIVERSE

    The spiritual environment of the...

    UNIVERSITY

    See School. Mother symbol (alma mater), but also a symbol of masculinity. It...

    UPHILL

    The effort of Ascension. Succeeding in a...

    URINE

    A magical liquid, as are all body liquids. Points to sexual or domestic...

    URN (CONTAINER FOR ASHES)

    See Death and imperma-...

    UTERUS

    Fertility and inner wealth. With this image, are you remembering your own...

    VACUUM CLEANER

    Symbol of cleanliness and an orderly...

    VAGABOND

    Freedom, breaking with rigid convention. This dream usually appears in times of...

    VALLEY

    Low point, crisis, and turning point. Going down into the valley means either...

    VAMP

    Are you posing as a cunning female? Should you become sexually more...

    VAMPIRE

    See Monster / Mythological Creature, Bat. Guilt feelings, and the sense of...

    VASE

    See Container. You are depending too much on external things. Also a suggestion...

    VAULT

    As in Cave, a symbol for mother and security.

    Folklore...


    VEGETABLE

    Stands for young people and children. See Food.

    According to Jung, usually a...


    VEHICLE

    Driving. Freedom of movement. You want to get away. You want to keep moving....

    VEIL

    A symbol for secret. Something is being hidden— something is being portrayed...

    VELVET

    Luxury and sensuality.

    The symbolic meaning of the color is...


    VENGEANCE

    Should you be more...

    VICTIM

    Some emotions, characteristics, and behaviors need to be given up.

    If you are...


    VICTORY

    Desire for success and for the ability to achieve. Since our most significant...

    VILLA

    A symbol of wealth that one would love to possess. It is a wish dream,...

    VILLAGE

    Symbolizes the personality of the dreamer unsophisticated but well-balanced...

    VINEGAR

    Insult, disappointment; you are sour. Something is getting ruined (turning...

    VIOLENCE

    Discipline is necessary. Or let go of too much discipline. Similar to...

    VIOLET (COLOR)

    Consistency and perfection. It is the symbol of the search for transcendency...

    VIOLET (FLOWER)

    Modesty, a pure woman or girl (“shrinking violet”). On one hand, the color...

    VIOLIN

    An idealization of the female body. Or wanting to “play the first violin.”...

    VIRGIN

    As with all strange women who appear in a man’s dream, this image represents...

    VISIT

    Change, period of development and transition, loneliness.

    A longing for...


    VISTA

    A well-known symbol for perspectives and consciousness, almost always pointing...

    VITAMIN

    What is nutritious and good. Do you have to take...

    VOICE

    You need to make people to listen to you. Raise your voice.

    Folklore Bad...


    VOLCANO

    Drives repressed and drives released, stress or stress reduction. This implies...

    VOMITING

    Undigested concepts and emotions are being expelled, cleansed—similar to...

    VULTURE

    Exploitation has become a way of life It may serve as an explanation of why you...

    WAFFLE

    Old and well-known symbol for female sexuality, domesticity, and...

    WAGES

    How are you handling your emotional energies.7 Are you getting what you...

    WAGON

    See Car.

    A wagon symbolizes an important transitional stage in life. It also...


    WAGON / WHEELBARROW

    On one hand, this symbol points to difficulties (“pulling the wagon out of...

    WAIST

    Those who want to lose weight probably dream about the waist more often than...

    WAITER

    Friendliness, help. Should you be more humble and think more about service.7...

    WALK

    Often a dream of birth.

    A dark walkway may point to...


    WALKING

    Making progress in life under your own power, slow but steady. Independence....

    WALKING STICK

    Support. Symbol of a person that you can trust. Phallic...

    WALL

    An obstacle dream, or support, protection. You should either be more open or...

    WALTZ

    Symbol of love as well as Rose, Circle, Dance.

    Folklore A secret...


    WAR

    Real fear of war. In addition, confrontation between different parts of the...

    WAREHOUSE / DEPARTMENT STORE

    Symbol of commerce or greed, but also may refer to an independent life and...

    WARMTH

    A frequent dream symbol when the dreamer is actually cold while sleeping....

    WARNING

    A warning—even though it is only in a dream—ought to be taken...

    WARTS

    Symbol of witches. See Witch.

    Folklore...


    WASHBASIN

    As in Washing, Tub, Shower, Bath, Sauna.

    A symbol of cleanliness and...


    WASHING

    A symbol for cleansing as in Tub, Shower, Bath, Sauna. In alchemy, being...

    WASP

    Aggression and...

    WATER

    See River, Sea, Ocean. This dream symbol can be interpreted on five different...

    WATER LILY

    The world of the emotions and a symbol for wholeness and completeness. See...

    WATERFALL

    See Water.

    A symbol for letting...


    WATERING CAN

    Abundance, wealth. Or economical distribution of your energies, as in Faucet....

    WAVE

    See Water.

    An image of emotional excitement—tenderness, caressing, and...


    WAX

    Adaptability, steadfastness or the lack of it, and the power to shape. Symbol...

    WEALTH

    The expression of a desire for a full and spirited inner life. In dreams,...

    WEAPON

    Particularly in women’s dreams, fear of sexuality. In the case of men, it is...

    WEASEL

    Symbol for speed.

    Folklore A warning of so-called...


    WEDDING

    Marriage. Important and frequent dreams during times of marital and...

    WEEDS

    Unorganized and unknown instincts and impulses that may be destructive or...

    WEIGHT

    Depression, burdened, as in Luggage. Or it may be an admonition not to take...

    WELL / FOUNTAIN

    Strong bonding to the mother, regression, food, symbol of the female.

    If the...


    WET NURSE

    Food, comfort, closeness; in the case of women, often the desire for...

    WHALE

    The feeling of being swallowed up by a task that needs to be completed, like...

    WHEAT

    See...

    WHEAT FIELD

    Life’s tasks, productivity, and success. See Grain, Field, Seed, Harvest....

    WHEEL

    See Circle and...

    WHEELBARROW

    See...

    WHEELCHAIR

    On one hand, restriction, suffering and the inability to escape from problems....

    WHIP

    Subjugation; the power of aggression. Masochistic tendencies that are lived...

    WHIRLPOOL

    Sinking into emotions, into the unconscious. See Diving.

    Folklore You are...


    WHISTLING

    A rare dream symbol. You want to be noticed. As in Scream, a primeval outburst...

    WHITE

    Cleansing and innocence, attraction, and openness. Symbol of virginity and...

    WHITE HORSE

    Positive image of nature, energy, vitality, and purity. See...

    WHITE THORN

    White thorn is the bush Viviane hides behind to put a spell on Merlin.

    The...


    WIDOW

    Loss of...

    WIDOWER

    Loss of femininity, loneliness, brooding, grief. See Death,...

    WILD / PRIMITIVE MAN

    Romanticizing the simple life.

    A suggestion to live more on the wild side and...


    WILDERNESS

    The wilderness in dreams refers to the place where wild emotions and...

    WILL

    An attempt to bring order into one’s affairs, gaining perspective about life...

    WILLOW TREE

    Flexibility, smoothness, but also sadness (weeping willow). It is a light in...

    WIND

    See Storm, Hurricane. Here the spirits of the air are being addressed. They...

    WINDMILL

    Intellectual powers. Intellectual or spiritual work. Battling with imagination,...

    WINDOW

    House. Here, almost always, internal and external references are being...

    WINDOWSILL

    According to Freud, projections from the human body—for instance, the...

    WINE / GRAPE WINE / VINEYARD

    Intoxication and hard work; the juice of life and sensual enjoyment. “In vino...

    WINGS (FOR FLYING)

    You need to live an easier life, be more open to playful energies, be more...

    WINNING

    In every instance, a symbol of...

    WINTER

    See Ice, Cold,...

    WIRE (HIGH-TENSION)

    Connection to somebody, to another place; or being informed and clever. It is a...

    WIRE (HIGH-VOLTAGE)

    Drives and urges must be guided sensibly. This image points to severe nervous...

    WISE MAN

    An archetype of the wise old man as a guide for life’s journey. Particularly...

    WITCH

    Hedge.

    A negative symbol for Mother, the overpowering, malevolent woman who...


    WITNESS

    What we have witnessed in a dream—what we have seen—should be taken very...

    WOLF

    The male wolf is universally accepted as an image of Man, with reckless...

    WOMAN

    If a woman dreams about women, it is almost always about her shadow and seldom...

    WONDERS

    In dreams, wonders and miracles are “normal.” They suggest forsaking...

    WOOD

    Symbol for mobility, warmth, and naturalness. Important is the condition and...

    WOOD INSTRUMENT

    Music, relaxation, enjoying art, but also screaming silently. In most cases, it...

    WORK

    Problems and burdens of the day are being carried over into sleep. Image of...

    WORKER

    Something is being accomplished; one must do something, be active. Social...

    WORM

    The Snake is often called a worm, a symbol of the lowest stage of the animal...

    WORSHIP

    Prayer, peace, meditation; centering is necessary. This is a frequent dream...

    WOUND

    See Injury. Painful emotional...

    WREATH

    Disappointment.

    A female sexual symbol, it may indicate the end of a...


    WRECK

    Fear of going...

    WRESTLING MATCH

    You are fighting with yourself about something. It is important who the...

    WRINKLES

    Experience and...

    WRISTBAND

    Bond / relationship; a feeling of one’s activity being restricted, similar to...

    WRISTWATCH

    Order in everyday life, rushing, stress, and time pressures. See Clock, Time....

    WRITING

    Thinking, planning, and organizing.

    To account for something to yourself. But...


    Y-SHAPE

    The letter 44Y” unites the masculine and the feminine. It also represents the...

    YACHT

    Symbolizes spoiled and expensive women, and a longing for more femininity.

    If...


    YARD

    Points either to something hidden, as in Backyard, or the open side of the...

    YARN

    See Thread.

    A relationship that should be kept intact. Red yarn is the red...


    YARN (STORY)

    Untruthfulness, “spinning a yarn,” or thoughts and feelings that are taking...

    YEAST

    What drives us; the important, small things in life.

    Folklore Money...


    YELLOW

    Refers to intuition and intellect (also in the sense of awareness). Symbol for...

    YOGA

    Body control and meditation. As a dream symbol, yoga usually suggests a more...

    YOGI

    This dream symbol addresses the magical belief of the yogi. Expression of hope...

    YOUNG BOY

    One whose life is in front of him. Start something new. It also points to weak...

    YOUR PERSONAL

    An alphabetically arranged address book lends itself well to keeping track of...

    YOUTH

    Primarily a symbol that appears in the second half of life. In the dream your...

    ZEBRA

    Contradictions in life need to be better integrated or more clearly...

    ZEPPELIN

    See Airplane. Phallic symbol

    Folklore Unrealistic...


    ZERO

    A sexual image, nothingness, triviality, less often also death, quiet, and...

    ZINC

    See Metal.

    Folklore Your future is...


    ZIPPER

    This symbol is connected with Naked and Clothing. It might also have to do with...

    ZOO

    Are you looking at your own animal side? This image refers to the animus anima...