It is not necessarily a case of conscious self-aggrandizement; indeed, usually one is not conscious of it at all. Hence the need for the dream! Self-inflation may be of two kinds: where the ego is ‘possessed’ by some unconscious factor; or where the ego will not deign to pay attention to the unconscious; or both.
If you are prone to accidents, these may be symptomatic of an ego that is too much under the control of (unintegrated) unconscious forces.
(2) The fear of falling felt in a dream may be symbolic of your real-life fear of letting go. Perhaps the dream is urging you to stop resisting an impulse from the unconscious.
The anxiety expressing itself in a dream of falling may best be dealt with by letting yourself go with the fall, with a view to both finding out what it is that you are frightened of and finding a way of transforming the anxiety-response into a more positive and creative response. Strephon Kaplan-Williams recommends that you stay with the falling in the dream itself (having prepared yourself to do so beforehand), not wake up before the end of the dream. As a way of preparing yourself to do that, you might try writing out the dream again - or re-living it in imagination - only this time letting the fall complete itself. You may learn a lot from this. See also Flying, section (4) and Introduction, pages 14—15 and 38-39.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The words find, finds, finding, found occur 297 times. And the words connected with looking and seeing occur 1,077 times.
During our development or growth we ‘fall’ from our mother’s womb when ripe; being dropped by a parent must be our earliest sense of insecurity; we fall many times as we learn to stand and walk; as we explore our boundaries in running, climbing, jumping and riding, falling is a big danger, at times it could mean death. Out of this we create the ways falling is used in dreams.
Example: ‘I am sitting in a high window box facing outwards, with my son and a friend of his on my left. I feel very scared of falling and ask my son and his friend to climb back into the building. I feel too scared to move until they shift’ (Trevor N). At the time of the dream Trevor was working, for the first time in his life, as a full-time freelance journalist. His wife was out of work and his frequency of sales low enough to cause them to be running out of money.
The building behind him in the dream felt like a place he had worked nine to five —security. Falling was failure, getting in debt, dropping into the feelings of self doubt and being incapable.
In general, then, falling represents loss of confidence; threat to usual sources of security such as relationship, source of money, social image, beliefs; tension. Sometimes it is loss of social grace; losing face, moral failure—falling into temptation; coming down to earth from a too lofty attitude, sexual surrender.
Example: ‘I was on a road which led up to the hospital I was put in at three. I felt a sense of an awful past as I looked at the road. Then I was standing on the edge of a precipice or cliff. My wife was about four yards away near the road. I stepped in an area of soft earth. It gave beneath my weight and I sank up to my waist. I realised the cliff edge was unstable and the whole area would fall. I was sinking and shouting to my wife to help me. She was gaily walking about and made light of my call for help. I cried out again. Still she ignored me. I shouted again for her help. She took no notice and I sank deeper, the ground gave way and I fell to my death’ (Barry 1). Through being put in a hospital at three without his mother, Barry had a deep seated fear that any woman he loved could desen him. His fall is the loss of any sense of bonding between him and his wife out of this fear. His death is the dying of his feeling of love and relationship, and the pain it causes. Understanding these fears, Barry was able to leave them behind in later dreams and in life.
By learning to meet our insecurities (perhaps by using the last question in dream processing) we can dare more in life. This is in essence the same as meeting the fear of falling off our bike as we learn to ride.
If we never master the fear we cannot ride. Therefore some dreams take falling into realms beyond fear.
The following examples illustrate this.
Example: ‘Near where I stood in the school gymnasium was a diving board, about 20 ft off the ground. Girls were learning to dive off the board and land flat on their back on the floor.
If they landed flat they didn’t hurt themselves—like falling backwards standing up’ (Barry I).
The school is where we learn. Once we learn to fall ‘flat on our back’, i.e. fail, without being devastated or ‘hurt’ by it, we can be more creative. Going fast to an edge and falling: could mean overwork and danger of breakdown of health.
Example: ‘As I prayed I realised I could fly. I lifted off the ground about 3 feet and found I could completely relax while going higher or falling back down. So it was like free fall. I went into a wonderful surrendered relaxation. My whole body sagging, floating in space. It was a very deep meditative experience (Sarah D). Sarah has found an attitude which enables her to soar/dare or fall/fail without being so afraid of being hurt or dying emotionally. This gives a form of freedom many people never experience. This does not arise from denying or suppressing fears.
Seeing things fall: sense of danger or change in regard to what is represented. Person falling: wish to be rid of them, or anxiety in regard to what they represent; end of a relationship. Child, son falling: see baby; son and daughter under family. House falling down, personal stress; illness; personal change and growth due to letting old habits and attitudes crumble. Example: ‘I was standing outside my mother’s house to the right.
The ground in front had fallen away.
The house was about to cave in. I felt no fear or horror. Instead I was thinking about new beginnings and the possibility of a new house’ (Helen B). Helen is here becoming more independent and leaving behind attitudes and dependency. See house; abyss; chasm. See also flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The following stages of love may help in defining this. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A love seat is a comfortable seat for intimate sharing and conversation. It may also express a desire for intimacy or compensate for loneliness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A fall is one of the most frequently occurring dream images, and all human beings have experienced this at one time or another.
A fall can be very frightening; however, the real danger is not the fall itself, but the sudden stop that is likely to follow. Therefore, the real source of the fear associated with this symbol is what may occur, and the anxiety about not being able to directly impact the outcome of a situation.
The deeper meaning of falling dreams is that the highest road to take in any difficult situation is to surrender yourself to the lack of control you are experiencing. In any situation where there is no control to be had, letting go is the only powerful choice to make. Most dreams of falling do not end in landing, further cementing the symbolic connection of this image with surrender. Where and how you land will be directly tied to the quality of your descent.
The more graceful the fall, the more likely you will benefit from where you wind up.
The context will offer you subtleties of meaning by examining the way you are falling in your dream. Falling backward indicates not being able to see the direction you are taking. Facing forward might enable you to see what you are facing, but your fall still indicates lack of control. Spiral twisting is an even stronger loss, as in spiraling out of control.
The amount of fear felt in the dream is the barometer of how much unconscious fear is being suppressed.
A fall that is easy and flows with a sense of surrender might be telling you that you are ready to let go of control in some situation. Falling in a dream could be compensating for some area in your life where you are reaching higher than is appropriate to your current circumstances or level of development.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you stumble upon it, you are guaranteed a measure of good luck.
If you find one in the land of your dreams, you are expressing a desire to increase your sense of abundance and prosperity and unexpected income.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The type of gloves and how they appear in the dream will give you clues for an accurate interpretation. Because we gesture with our hands, a dream about gloves may connect to the part of communication that is beyond our words and part of our body language. Gloves represent the various masks we wear in our communication to present that which we want to while hiding our true skins underneath. Sexy, tight-fitting gloves connect to subtle elements of seduction. Work gloves might help you find areas in your life where you feel you have to work hard to conceal your true meaning. Lace gloves evoke delicate communication that is only thinly veiled or is hiding the authentic meaning. Boxing gloves point to a fight brewing from a challenge in your life. They might also be inhibiting your communication because of guardedness—hands inside of boxing gloves may be ready to fight, but they can’t be very gentle or expressive. Mittens may connect to a need or desire to be more comfortable, but at the loss of the same expressiveness or effectiveness. Long gloves up the arms connect to the extensiveness of the hidden issues or the seduction at hand. Rubber gloves may be about projecting underlying messages of more serious vulnerability to communication that is toxic.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If individuals cannot nurture themselves, attract loving connections, and protect themselves from danger, the basic constructs of a secure life are not likely to be available to them. Without these three important parts of life, fear will prevail. Therefore, when this dream image appears, issues of personal security are at the forefront of your unconscious expression. There are various levels of intensity associated with this symbol. It can fluctuate from a slightly loose tooth to having all your teeth crumble out of your mouth in a bloody mess.
The scale of intensity of the dream will indicate the amount of fear being expressed. Whether it is a general fear of being out of control, looking bad, aging, or some other issue of unmet needs, the appearance of this dream indicates underlying insecurity in some area of your waking life.
The teeth are used for chewing, and this association can indicate a need to “chew on something for a while,” as in mulling over a choice or course of action. “Sinking your teeth into something” refers to taking on life wholeheartedly. Losing your teeth in a dream could indicate an inability or unwillingness to do so. Losing our teeth as children is such a powerful rite of passage. On some level, losing your teeth in a dream will connect to the process of growing up, even in adulthood.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Incompletions with this person that need to be resolved within the dreamer before he is truly free to move on to a new relationship.
Similarities between this past relationship and situations now in the dreamer’s life. Solutions to current difficulties may be resolved by the dreamer’s remembering how he dealt with the ex-lover. Astrological parallel: Venus-Saturn combinations Tarot parallel: The Lovers... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Dreaming of falling often implies the fear of losing control and resulting disaster.
If the dreamer falls a great distance, then he should start finding solutions right away, for there is danger of severe complications.
If the dreamer falls a short distance and is unhurt, the damage will be minimal and can easily be set right.
A pun: Something important will happen, or difficulties will be resolved, by the “fall” (autumn). Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the gloves are brand-new, this symbolizes financial security; if the gloves are long evening-type gloves, or gauntlets, this means security in love matters. Losing gloves indicates temporary setbacks, and dirty or worn-out gloves imply difficulties, but all still imply security in the long run.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the dream involves an illicit or forbidden love, the dreamer is hiding things - perhaps even from herself.
If the dream is of observing the love between two other people, this portends the consummation of some of the dreamer’s own hopes and wishes.
If the dream involves choosing between two rival lovers, the dreamer faces a difficult choice. Astrological parallel: Venus Tarot parallel: The Lovers... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The four-leaved clover includes the feminine principle, and therefore the quaternity which predates the christian religion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The four-leaved clover symbolizes the balance of the ego functions: thinking, sensing, feeling and intuition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The three-leaved clover suggests the past, the present and the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of falling shows a lack of confidence in our own ability. We may feel threatened by a lack of security, whether real or imagined. We fear being dropped by friends or colleagues.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To take off the glove signifies respect and an act of sincerity.
To dream of boxing gloves could indicate that we are trying too hard to succeed in a situation where there is aggression. Consulting the entries for clothes and also hands in body will give further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a couple in love suggests that success is within reach.
To dream that your friend is in love with you indicates that you are romantically interested in your friend. You might have fallen in love with your best friend and cannot take your mind off the possibilities of taking your platonic relationship to a different level. Alternatively, the dream may also imply that you have come to recognize certain traits of your best friend and integrated them into your own character.
To dream that you are making love in public indicates a gush of sexual urges and desires. This might be a call to let go of certain inhibitions in expressing how you truly feel. Then again, your dream may be a reflection of how you see your own sexuality as it relates to political and social standards. You may be confused with your notion of relationships, sex, marriage, love, and gender differences/roles.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of an former lover indicates that you have hang ups and loose ends relating to that specific relationship. Your present relationship may be indicating possible recurrence of those same issues.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of falling also occur when one feels completely overwhelmed or out of control, such as during a divorce or the loss of a job.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: For a woman, dreaming about falling is a metaphor for letting herself go. Falling means that you’re stumbling into an unpleasant situation. Feeling the act of falling, physically, is not a cause for alarm.
It is simply a case of “getting back into your body”—waking up too quickly It might also be a sign of low blood pressure. Falling into a ditch: your reputation will suffer. Falling over something: a certain matter is made clear to you. Stumbling without falling: things could have been a lot worse. Watching others falling: you’re going to unmask your enemies just in time. See Abyss, Fall.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about falling are a sign of the fear you have of people taking the “reins out of your hand,” of losing control. Have you lost faith in yourself, lost your sense of self-worth? .Are you afraid that others—for whatever reason—are going to “drop” you? Are you losing your good reputation? Or: have you “dropped” an old belief or opinion?... Dreamers Dictionary
The gloves you have on are too small: you are dissatisfied at the moment.
The gloves are too big: you took on more than you can handle.
Depth Psychology: Gloves sometimes mean you don’t make friends easily and have a tendency to isolate. You have a strong need for protection. Or do you want to avoid “dirtying your hands”?... Dreamers Dictionary
If someone else is in love with you: a person will be of great service to you. See Admiration. Dreams about love do not always have a sexual meaning; they might be a symbol of your desire for love or a sign of unfulfilled love (particularly if you feel very alone at the moment). Dreaming about getting a love letter bad news. W riting a love letter: you are in love right now.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about love usually means that you are looking for warmth, affection, and tenderness!... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a lover means you are looking for a love partner with perfect attributes—something you probably will never find. You are trying to compensate for unfulfilled expectations and disappointment in personal relationships. You are looking for idealized and unrealizable love. Be sensible, lower your expectations!... Dreamers Dictionary
If the person you have a crush on is younger or older then you, then this is a sign that you suffer guilt for misleading the innocent party, after you have plumbed the shallow depths of your emotions.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you are expressing a true and tender love for another then it shows that you will find happiness and contentment in your life.
To see someone expressing a low type of love, lust, then will you meet with failure and discontent.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The Gypsies say they indicate that you are unhappy, especially with personal relationships, and want to get out of a situation.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If he ejaculated by the demand of his vision, it is from the Devil’s doing.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
If one does something he loves in a dream, it means that he will engage in an act that has no limitations.
If a man says to... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The three-leaf clover points to the normal and the everyday. According to Freud, because of the three leaves it is a symbol of masculinity (see also Three).
Folklore: Luck in love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Doubt and insecurity. You need to let go, as in Brook, Leaf, and Parachute. Dreams of falling often appear if you are in the process of transition to a new stage in life. Particularly when you are trying out something new, you will first, just as in the dream, fall flat on your face.
A falling dream happens again and again if you are fighting against your own limitations.
It is very helpful to change falling dreams into flying dreams.
According to Freud, falling dreams are always sexual. In the case of women, the question revolves around giving in to erotic desires (fallen women). Freud has dealt with the symbol of falling extensively in his Interpretation of Dreams.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Folklore: Usually a sign of good fortune.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A frequent symbol in cases of the irrational fear of AIDS.
Throwing a glove to the ground is an ancient sign of anger and a provocation to fight.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A desire to be able to love as well as to be loved. Pay special attention to the quality, emotions, and circumstances in the dream.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see a four-leaf clover in your dream, represents good luck. You have successfully come to a resolution of some problem.... My Dream Interpretation
If someone told you “I Love You” in your dream, you are learning to enjoy what you have and where you are in life. You may also be craving to hear these three little words when you are awake!... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of saying “I Love You”, you will achieve happiness and contentment the moment you learn to take a realistic approach to life. However, if in your dream you expressed love to someone who is already in a relationship in real life, you will experience disappointment in love.
If someone told you “I Love You” in your dream, you are learning to enjoy what you have and where you are in life. You may also be craving to hear these three little words when you are awake! Also see “Love Letter” and “Love Triangle”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
A bundle of love letters featured in your dream suggests that you would benefit from relieving your conscience of a guilty secret.
If you dreamed of receiving good news in a love letter (like finding out someone likes you back), your future prospects are very bright indeed.
A dream of mailing a love letter predicts unexpected good news in romance.
To dream of hiding a letter or finding a hidden letter is a warning that someone you love may be unfaithful.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed about about your boyfriend’s (or crush’s) ex-girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to the ex.
The dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship. Other love triangle dreams can suggest the dreamer is too hesitant in standing up for their own rights.
To dream that you have been outwitted by a rival in a love situation signifies that you have neglected your responsibilities for the pursuit of leisure and ease, which could lead to some negative consequences.
To dream that you outwit a rival in love suggests that you will soon find your love match, or advance your social position.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you do not succeed in Love is a sign that you will marry and have a happy life. But to dream that your friends are fond of you is a very fortunate omen and indicates prosperity.
To dream that you are in the company of your Lover is also fort unate.... Mystic Dream Book
2. A measure of abundance and prosperity.
3. Feelings of acceptance and approval. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. A positive message from one aspect of self to another or one level of consciousness to the next. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Masculine or feminine side of self (opposite gender).
3. Unresolved or recurring problems (old lover). ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is a symbol of fear. It may be a violation of the moral code, which, to women, is disastrous. Falling may also mean failure in your work or in the management of your home.
It is not an encouraging dream.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you find gloves, a new love interest.
If you lose your gloves, you should look for a new interest.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you dream of fields of clover this represents abundance, freedom and expansion.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are dreaming of falling in love, feeling a familial bond or simply having fond feelings for someone, you are recognizing an aspect of yourself in the mirror of another person’s soul that you appreciate and value in yourself. Experiencing the sensation of love in a dream is always auspicious and a forecast of wonderful things to come, and that your heart is opening.... Strangest Dream Explanations
We need to look at our ability to bring the various parts of our personality back into harmony with one another.
This is an example of body, soul and spirit, or any representation of the triad of divinity Father. Son and Holy Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2- Falling has come to be interpreted as surrender (particularly sexual) and with moral failure, of not being as one should.
3- We may feci we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others’ negative influence.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- Often in previous times the glove had greater significance than it docs nowadays. Because it was so much part of social etiquette it represented honour, purity and evidence of good faith. Now being aware of gloves in a dream often represents some way in which we are hiding our abilities from people around us.
To take off the glove signifies respect and an act of sincerity.
To dream of boxing gloves could indicate that we are trying too hard to succeed in a situation where there is aggression.
2- Gloves represent the ability to challenge people, and the ability to hide our own awareness from other people so that we can challenge them in their beliefs and belief svstcm.
3- Spiritually since hands may be representative of our creativity, gloves can symbolise the need to protect our creative ability. They may also be an impediment to full creative expression.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of clover, foretells prosperity will soon enfold you.
For a young woman to dream of seeing a snake crawling through blossoming clover, foretells she will be early disappointed in love, and her surroundings will be gloomy and discouraging, though to her friends she seems peculiarly fortunate. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you wear old or ragged gloves, you will be betrayed and suffer loss.
If you dream that you lose your gloves, you will be deserted and earn your own means of livelihood.
To find a pair of gloves, denotes a marriage or new love affair.
For a man to fasten a lady’s glove, he has, or will have, a woman on his hands who threatens him with exposure.
If you pull your glove off, you will meet with poor success in business or love.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that the love of others fills you with happy forebodings, successful affairs will give you contentment and freedom from the anxious cares of life.
If you find that your love fails, or is not reciprocated, you will become despondent over some conflicting question arising in your mind as to whether it is best to change your mode of living or to marry and trust fortune for the future advancement of your state.
For a husband or wife to dream that their companion is loving, foretells great happiness around the hearthstone, and bright children will contribute to the sunshine of the home.
To dream of the love of parents, foretells uprightness in character and a continual progress toward fortune and elevation.
The love of animals, indicates contentment with what you possess, though you may not think so.
For a time, fortune will crown you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a lover to dream that his sweetheart is lovely of person and character, foretells for him a speedy and favorable marriage.
If through the vista of dreams you see your own fair loveliness, fate bids you, with a gleaming light, awake to happiness.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is a vital part of any growth process. We need to have a healthy dose of self-love so that we can, in turn, love the world. Dreams may be filled with images of love, friendship, compassion, and lust. In the end, it is all about acceptance and belonging.
To be loved is to feel accepted and have a sense of belonging. In our dreams we may be trying to figure out this mystery called love.
The dream may be wish-fulfilling or compensatory in nature. It may be spiritual or practical, but always deals with a significant part of our psyche or our daily lives.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
According to oneiric sources consulted, dreaming that you fall into mud means that someone has lied about you. Other dreams of this type predict economic losses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you use gloves in the dream to decorate and highlight your hands it will be a sign of satisfaction with the completed works; if, instead, you use them to hide your hands, then it is a sign of timidity, the result of past mistakes; Finally, if you are performing a delicate activity with rough and uncomfortable gloves it means that you have an evident inferiority complex. (See HANDS)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is very common during adolescence. Almost always it reflects joy, awakening of new sensations, insecurity, need for approval, and fear of abandonment or fear of a change of the loved partner’s attitude. (See LOVE)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
From the oneiric point of view, to dream that you are loved and blessed augurs hardship. Instead, to dream that you are often disgraced or rejected often implies happy days.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you pick clover blossoms, the prediction is that peace of mind will be added to your other good fortunes.... The Complete Dream Book
If the gloves are in good condition or entirely new, the omen is much better than if they are old and worn.
Misfortune in love or business is the portent of a dream wherein one pulls off his or her gloves.... The Complete Dream Book
The love of husband and wife, of parents and children, and of sweethearts is a dream which foretells good fortune, happiness, and wealth.
The love of animals Is an indication that you will adjust yourself easily to conditions as they are.... The Complete Dream Book
Losing gloves indicates that some expected help will not materialize, whereas finding gloves predicts help from an unexpected source.
Shabby, soiled, or tom gloves are an omen of disappointments, but they will be temporary.
Long or gaunt- let-type gloves pertain to love matters, and if they were in good condition, so will be your love affairs.
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of observing the lovemaking of others predicts success in your current undertakings.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is the greatest power in the Universe.
The more you love the more depths you open within yourself.... The Dream Books Symbols
Typically, the act of falling in dreams suggests loss of control and anxiety in the sleeper’s waking life. The anxiety could be related to work, or it could be related to sexual inhibition or low self-esteem. Such may be the fear of the fall that you could awake with a jolt.
If this occurs, it is important to remember the circumstances of the fall in your dream, as this will help you understand its hidden message. According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse. You may be lacking indiscretion. According to biblical interpretations, dreams about falling have a negative overtone and suggest that man is acting and walking according to his own way of thinking, and not that of the Lord.... The Element Encyclopedia
Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.
Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you take your gloves off in your dream, this may suggest a desire for more honesty in waking life.
If you took your right-hand glove off in order to shake hands with someone, your dream reveals your real feelings for that person.
If you put on a pair of gloves in your dream, could it be that you are worried about revealing your hand? Or is someone in waking life behaving so unpredictably that you feel you have to treat them with kid gloves?... The Element Encyclopedia
If this isn’t the case, falling dreams may be your dreaming mind’s way of drawing your attention to feelings of frustration and loss of control. In which area of your life do you feel you are ‘falling down’, slipping or losing your place? Are you anxious about schoolwork, your love life, your career or your domestic life? Dreams of falling can be associated with feelings of loss of control or letting yourself down; sometimes the sensation is so terrifying that your conscious mind jerks you awake mid-flight. If, in your dream, you fall and were unharmed, this is a clear sign that your current situation is less uncertain than you think. Whatever the scenario in your dream, if falling is a part of it, your unconscious is urging you to identify the source of your feelings of uncertainty and try to find a solution even if that means accepting something less than you hoped for, or accepting your limitations. See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Jung, on the other hand, saw the world of dreams and love quite differently from Freud. He rejected Freud’s heavy emphasis on sex and instead saw dreams not only as a way to understand what was wrong with a person, but also as a way to encourage the creative development of a person’s whole potential. Dreams could therefore be a way of improving and encouraging feelings of wholeness, love and tenderness towards oneself and others in waking life.
Most dream analysts draw on the theories of both Jung and Freud when exploring the concept of love and dreams but they also ask the question: is the person in your dream really the object of your intense feelings of love or is there another way to read the dream? For example, dreams in which you fall in love or are reminded of the passionate early days of a relationship may have nothing to do with actual relationships but may be urging you to inject some passion into your life. They may also suggest that you are yearning to be loved and cherished. Try to remember who or what aroused feelings of love or passion in your dream.
If it was your partner and you are deeply in love in waking life, your dream may have been reaffirming your lasting affection. If, however, you are past those heady days of romance and passion, your dream may be reminding you of the chemistry that drew you to your partner and how easily it can be rekindled.
If you had a dream in which you found yourself in love with someone who in waking life is a friend, a colleague or someone you don’t really know but see on the journey to work every morning, you may find the experience unsettling, especially if you are in a committed relationship. It is possible that you feel drawn to that person in some unconscious way but are ignoring those feelings in waking life because they are inappropriate. Our dreams are often quickly prompted by a perhaps irrational attraction; if this is the case, your dreaming mind is allowing you to experience your desires in a safe environment in which no one can be hurt.
If you are not in a relationship, however, then such a dream may be urging you to acknowledge or express your feelings for that person. Bear in mind, too, that you may not dream of the actual person but may find them represented symbolically. For example phallic symbols, such as spears, swords or tall buildings may represent the man a woman is attracted to. Look also for puns concerning the object of your desire. Your lover may also be represented by an animal such as a kitten in your dream. In waking life, do you feel the need to be protected and adored in the same way? Alternatively, if you are not attracted to the person in your dream in any way in waking life, there may be something about them that you admire and wish to cultivate yourself: for example, a way with words, a flair for fashion, a musical talent, an exciting job or a carefree lifestyle. Try to work out with which aspect of that person’s character and life your dreaming mind has pictured you falling in love. To sum up, as with most emotions, in your dreams love is usually an expression of that feeling or a compensation for not receiving it in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
For example, if you are undecided about whether to commit to a person, dreams in which bells feature or you hear bells chiming appear to be hinting at marriage or a deeper emotional commitment. You may, for instance, have a dream in which the door bell rings and your prospective husband, wife or partner is at the door. Bear in mind, however, that dreams are not always so literal; dreams of love are more difficult to understand than overtly sexual dreams, since almost any symbol can be associated with this area of your life.
Pay attention to your feelings in the dream as they can help you see your potential partners and your feelings for what they really are. So if you have a feeling of dread when the door bell rings, this probably is not a good sign.
Bear in mind, too, that dreams that contain symbols closely related to home life, such as a beloved family object or a much-used room, are more likely to relate to a family member and your feelings towards them than to a potential lover. It may also be helpful to see how the feelings of love are being represented in your dream.
If the emotional bond and closeness is more important than the sexual, this may be related to baby love.
If great sexual drive and the fulfillment of your own needs is the theme along with a desire to explore and experiment, this suggests adolescent love. Adult love is represented by a dream sense of recognizing the needs of the partner and putting them before your own without losing your sense of direction or independence.... The Element Encyclopedia
Losing teeth is a common symbol in a dream, indicating a change in the way the dreamer assimilates what is learned.... The Element Encyclopedia
Much depends here on how many petals the clover has, or what color it is in the dream. Two portends love and good partnerships, three is a protective emblem, four means luck and money, five represents prosperity, white clovers safeguard you from negative magic, and red ones indicate lust and passion.... The Language of Dreams
The need for improved balance and control; feeling helpless.
Going beyond safe boundaries and losing yourself; overextension.
A phobia: The fear of falling (or fear of heights) may manifest in a dream to help you overcome the anxiety.
Letting go of something you perceived as an important foothold can cause falling dreams, like the first time a young person moves into her / his own apartment.
Lost status or the proverbial “fall from grace.”... The Language of Dreams
To take up a glove was to accept a challenge, and giving a glove indicated respect.
Victorian: Propriety’ and manners, especially among women. In this setting, the glove might indicate a refined outlook, gentility, and the graces associated with fine Victorian ladies.
White gloves: Focus on neatness and cleanliness, often in a critical manner. Don’t expect other people to live up to your expectations of what constitutes good housekeeping.
Boxing gloves: Someone who is ready, willing, and able to fight, if need be.
Rubber gloves: Insulating oneself from perceived dangers, especially of a physical nature.... The Language of Dreams
• They occur when we feel the ground beneath us has given way, or when we’re feeling particularly vulnerable or insecure as happens when we fall in love or fall out with someone.
• When this dream occurs reflect on what you feel has “fallen apart” in your life or where you feel unsupported or lacking in confidence.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
• Women will experience male lovers in their dreams and men female ones.
For a woman the male lover symbolises your inherent masculine energies - the ability to work, take action, make plans, create structure as opposed to your natural feminine energies of intuitive choices, creating community, nurturing and nourishing. and vice versa for men dreaming of a woman.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you dream you are falling but you are not frightened or harmed, it shows that you will meet with adversity but overcome it with ease.
If the fall greatly frightens you then will you under go a major struggle in life.
If you are injured in the fall you will lose many friends. As a side note, it is also said that waking with a feeling of falling means that you’ve been astral travelling, and the falling feeling is your spirit returning to the body.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you are expressing a true and tender love for another then it shows that you will find happiness and contentment in your life.
To see someone expressing a low type of love, lust, then will you meet with failure and discontent.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation