(1) What is being expressed in an avalanche dream is probably a fear of disaster, or a warning of impending disaster. Identify carefully with the avalanche itself and with the other images in the dream, to identify the object of the fear or. warning. Is it, for example, a fear of failure? See also Failure, Flood,
(2) If the avalanche is of snow or ice, it may symbolize ‘frozen’ emotions.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) A black hole or dark depths - for example, an unlit cellar or a deep well or oceanic depths - may represent the unconscious. This blackness mav be frightening, so long as the unconscious remains alien and unfamiliar. However, black can also be warm and comforting - which is whv insomniacs arc sometimes advised to close their eyes and imagine themselves wrapped.round in black velvet.
If you begin to trust your unconscious (which means trusting Nature), each previously horrifying or disgusting part of your unconscious will show itself in a new light, as something vou need for personal fulfilment. Putting vour consciousness
into the unconscious - becoming aware of it - means putting more and more light into the darkness.
If a star or other bright light appears in the blackness, this may be seen as a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, that is, as a symbol of the ‘illumination’ - new wisdom or insight - that may be achieved by dwelling a while in the unconscious and making its better acquaintance.
(2) Black (particularly for white people) may symbolize evil.
If so, bear in mind that, as a general rule, what appears in your dreams is always some part of you, and that the so-called ‘evil’ (and therefore repressed) parts of you are really evil only if, because of neglect, they become rebellious, or if you let them take control away from your conscious self. These ‘evil’ things are transformed into good things - creative, and bringing fuller life, happiness and wholeness - when conscious and unconscious interact and establish a harmonious working relationship.
NB It is only Judaism, Christianity and Islam that have a thoroughgoing dualism of good and evil, and a matching moral dogmatism. In the earliest known forms of religion, and in traditions (such as the Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist traditions) that have not cut themselves off from their early roots, good and evil are opposite but equally necessary’ components of reality; and in mystical traditions (including Jewish, Christian and Islamic mysticism) even God is described as a coming together of opposites - good and evil, but also masculine and feminine.
(3) A person dressed in black may represent vour shadow.
(4) A black-skinned person (if you are white-skinned) may represent either the shadow or closeness to Nature.
(5) A black animal probably represents some unconscious repressed drive or emotion.
If the animal is fierce, this possibly means that something yrou have repressed is now urgently pressing you to give it your conscious attention and let it have some expression in your w aking life.
(6) Blackness (as in a black night, etc.) may simply signify’ diminished visibility, in which case the meaning of the dream may have something to do w ith a loss of orientation in your life. Do vou feel you don’t know’ which w’ay to go; or that you don’t hav e the energy’ or will to go in any direction? If so, make a pact w ith v our unconscious to die effect that, if it will tell you where you have the potential - and the need - to go, you will respond accordingly in your life. Then pav close attention
to the dreams that follow. (If you go the next few nights without dreaming - or, more precisely, without recalling any dreams - this probably means that you are backing out of the pact and setting up a defence against what you fear your unconscious might have to tell you.)
(7) Black may symbolize despair or deep depression.
If so, follow the advice given in (6) above.
(8) In many parts of the world black is associated with death.
It is possible, therefore, that this is what the colour signifies in your dream. Bear in mind, however, that death in a dream may refer to something internal: the ‘death’ - or the giving up - of something within you (for example, some irrational fear, or other negative attitude or emotion). See also Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A burglar entering a house or room probably represents something in your psyche that is trving to break into vour consciousness. Obviously, you need to converse* with the burglar figure, to see what it is that demands your attention, and what can be done to satisfy its legitimate pleas for expression in your life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A cellar or basement may symbolize the deepest level of your mind.
If you have not explored vour unconscious, the ‘cellars of your mind’ will be the whole of the unconscious mind.
If you have begun to explore, the ‘cellars’ will be the parts or levels of your unconscious that you have not yet explored.
Cellars are sometimes dark places; so are the unemployed layers of the unconscious, since they have not been illumined by the light of consciousness.
Because they are dark, and because they may harbour spiders and other creepy-crawly things, cellars may be frightening places. Similarly, unfamiliar parts of our mind may present a forbidding aspect. There are, in the unconscious, things we are afraid to face: that is why they are in the unconscious - we repressed them, banished them from consciousness, because they frightened or disgusted us or made us feel guilty and ashamed. But these repressed feelings or desires will rum out, on better acquaintance, to be quite innocent products of natural instinctive drives, requiring appropriate expression in our life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) Any dream image that, like Cinderella, depicts a spumed, ill-treated and subjugated being may be taken as a symbol of some part of yourself that you - the conscious ego - have repressed and / or denied adequate expression. (For repression)
(2) It may be - if you are male - an anima figure (for anıma, see Brother / Sister sections (4)-(6)), but in its neglected aspect, indicating that you need to value the feminine side of your nature more highly and allow it more expression - more ‘say5 - in your life.
(3) If the Cinderella figure is in a cellar, this should be seen as a symbol of the unconscious. Clearly the message here is to get in touch with the unconscious and lift its neglected contents into the light of consciousness with a view to integrating them into your conscious life, letting them add their special energies and enrichments to your enterprises and to your personality.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) If in the dream you are moving round a central object, this may mean you are becoming aware - or are being asked to become aware - of your true self. Plotinus, a third-century mystic and philosopher, wrote: The soul will therefore move around the centre, that is, around the principle from which she proceeds; and, tending towards it, she will attach herself to it, as indeed all souls should do.’ The centre, for Plotinus, is both self and God, but names do not matter; the main thing is to envisage the centre as holding the secret of your ‘destiny5 - your personal ground-plan.
(2) Going round in circles (without a centre) means not achieving anything. The important thing is to ask yourself why. The answer is almost certainly that you have been ‘barking up the wrong tree5, and the reason for this is almost certainly that your self-image is not an accurate one and needs correction or amplification.
(3) The circle may be a Vicious circle5, signifying that you are (or feel) trapped in a situation that can only get worse. However, this is not true; you can always break the seemingly inevitable chain of cause and effect by introducing a new cause, a new source of energy - derived from the unconscious.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) A labyrinth is a symbol of the unconscious. Is there a frightening monster guarding something valuable at the centre of the labyrinth? You must come to terms with the frightening contents of your unconscious if you are to uncover your true self.
(2) It may be a symbol of mother. Getting out of the labyrinth means liberation from a smothering mother-attachment.
(3) Jung described the ‘individuation’ process as a ‘labyrinth’ path, meaning that progress towards self-discovery and self-fulfilment does not follow a straight line, but involves periodic returns to earlier starting-points (for individuation).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) (Climbing) a ladder may symbolize progress: improving your status; achieving or moving towards a goal.
(2) Climbing a ladder to heaven is a recurring mythological motif. It may be seen as a symbol of achieving personal wholeness (Jung’s ‘Self).
(3) Sometimes the ladder - like Jacob’s in the Book of Genesis - is used by angels descending and ascending: a symbol of communication between the spiritual and physical aspects of the self, or between the true self and the ego.
(4) Descending a ladder to escape from an upper storey of a burning house might symbolize (a need to) escape from your emotional self.
(5) Descending a ladder into a deep pit or well might symbolize a resolve - or need - to explore your unconscious depths. Climbing a ladder to get out of the pit or well might symbolize the need to escape from something that threatens to engulf you - a mother-attachment, perhaps, or other unconscious contents.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) A lamb may symbolize vulnerability and dependence - the child in you, that needs your love. See also Child, sections (2) and (5).
(2) It may symbolize innocence - the beauty of yourself as you originally were, before the innocent joy of being gave way to the perplexing complications of doing, getting and achieving. See also Child, section (2).
(3) Is it a lamb for the slaughter; a sacrificial lamb (the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world)? This probably reflects a longing to be rid of guilt-feelings, but it may also signify that sins can be dissolved - if we learn to forgive both ourselves and others. See also Sheep.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) Landing (as of an aeroplane) may symbolize (a need for) grounding yourself, either in reality (instead of fantasizing) or experience (instead of mere intellectual playing with ideas) or in your body, or instincts, or intuition, or Nature.
(2) Landing (as going ashore from a boat) may symbolize escaping from a stunting mother-attachment or from other unconscious contents. The sea may symbolize either mother or the unconscious. Liberating yourself from negative emotional ties to your mother is
always good: it represents a great leap towards taking responsibility for your life and being your own person. Escaping from other unconscious contents is good for you in the sense of freeing yourself from the threats of the unconscious, and this can be achieved only by becoming better acquainted with what is going on in your unconscious.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Mandalas are symmetrical figures, usually square or circular and with a central point. Some are purely geometrical, others arc not - for example, a flower (as in rose windows in Christian churches or the lotus in Indian tradition). Psychologically they may function as symbols of the self - that is, the complete, whole self; human fullness; the fundamental order of the psyche; the union of opposite psychic qualities or forces.
(1) A mandala in a dream is a reminder that order is possible - because already latent - in the psyche. ‘Remove’ the disturbing elements - that is, bring them into harmony with the other parts of the psyche - and order will be restored.
(2) If a disarranged mandala appears in a dream, this will indicate that the healing - whole-making - power of the (unconscious) psyche is temporarily out of action. Some destructive attitude - a guilt-and-anger or inferiority complex, or whatever - is blocking the flow of the natural healing powers.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(1) Personal relationships in dreams are always important. They fall into two categories: first, those that refer to actual waking-life relationships; secondly, those that depict relations between the conscious ego and other parts of the psyche. Meetings with strangers will nearly always belong to the second category: the strangers will be parts of your psyche that you have not yet got to know very well. And even where there is no doubt that the dream is asking you to take a serious look at an actual real-life relationship, you should bear in mind that the quality of your external relationships may be determined by the way your conscious ego relates - or fails to relate - to other parts of your psyche. For example, a man who does not acknowledge the feminine side of his own nature may have very unsatisfactory - perhaps very superficial - relationships with women. In other words, when a dream shows you in relationship with an actual real-life person, it may be inviting you to look at the relationship with a view to understanding yourself better: how you relate to other people reveals yourself (e.g. are you projecting on to the other person some unacknowledged characteristic of your own?).
Patterns in dreams correspond to patterns in your conscious life, or else - occasionally - a dream may present a pattern for you to follow in your life instead of old patterns. For example, a man may relate in dreams to very feminine women. This may represent an established pattern in his waking life, in which case he is being asked to reassess that pattern. Perhaps he is attracted only to very feminine women because he is projecting on to women his own repressed femininity and needs to
integrate his anima. On the other hand, a dream of relating to a woman in a very bold and assertive manner may be the unconscious way of telling a man he needs to display his masculinity’ more. See also Sex.
An antagonistic or belligerent relationship in a dream probablv indicates a need to be reconciled with the other, whether the other is another person or another part of yourself.
In the dream do you control, or want to control, the relationship? Perhaps the dream is a descriptive one, simply describing how, in fact, you do behave; in which case, your unconscious is probably asking you to review your situation. Perhaps you need to learn to let go, and trust people more. On the other hand, the dream may be a prescriptive one, telling you what you ought to be doing: perhaps you have been too weak and unassertive in the past. Do you tend to be, in your dreams, a mere observer, watching other people relate? Well, it is a good thing to observe, whether what you are observing is external relationships or internal relations between parts of yourself. But the process of self- discovery may be accelerated if you resolve to participate more in future dreams. Try it. Relating with your shadow may be much more revealing than just looking at it.
(2) There may be impersonal or spatio-temporal relationships between dream items or between one episode of a dream and the next. For example, an earlier dream episode may symbolize whatever is the cause of what is symbolized in the following dream episode. (But do not assume that this causal relationship always exists between different parts of a dream.)
If a person is taller than you (in a dream), this may mean that you see that person as superior to yourself.
If the person in the dream represents some part of your psyche, the meaning would then be that your conscious ego tends to submit to this other psychic component.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Example: I saw a biplane fly overhead. Its pilot was performing daring new stunts. I ran into a house to tell a man who was in bed to run out and see the plane’ (David R).
The example clearly shows one aspect of what a plane means, being daring in a new area, taking risks in life, braving a new work area or relationship. Sometimes the plane in the sky represents us feeling threatened by something new or unknown, thus one dreamer dreamt of bombs being dropped from a plane when she was offered a new job which would take her into the public eye.
The crashed plane: can be anxiety bringing down our ambition or adventurousness; a loss of self confidence or mental equilibrium.
The plane journey: shows a move towards independence; leaving home or friends; success. Being grounded: sense of not getting anywhere and frustration.
An attacking aircraft: feeling attacked either by our own doubts and self criticism, or that of others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Example: ‘I know I have killed somebody and their body is walled up in the cellar.
The strange thing is I haven’t a clue who this person is. Various people visit my home and I am terrified the body will be discovered. In one of these recurring dreams the police actually investigate the disappearance of “the person’’ and go into the cellar. When I wake from these dreams I always have the most terrible guilty feeling’ (Mrs P L). Usually the things we have hidden from awareness in our unconscious.
The example shows how Mrs L has killed or repressed a pan of herself. We might kill’ ambition, love, sexual drive, and push them into our unconscious. But the basement or cellar is also the entrance to general memones, our biological unconscious’ functions, archetypal patterns of behaviour, subliminal or psychic impressions, the collective unconscious. Frequently the place we keep memories of traumatic events in our life. So a dark shape or intruder might emerge from downstairs*. Our dark deeds or guilty memories are also in the basement.
A snake in the cellar, cave: our psychobiological drive; the energy behind our growth and motivation which includes sex drive. This connects us with awareness of our evolution. Bad smell: emotions which could cause depression or illness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The unconscious, unknown; hidden or avoided, the unaccepted side of self, not being aware, depression; fear, death. Also the eanhy, or source of life and growth. What is hidden in the unconscious or body can be powerfully transformative. Black clothes or undergarments: hidden or unconscious feelings or sexuality. Black animals: unconscious drives and urges. See dark. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if person is known, what you feel about them.
If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.
Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any destination. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).
To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of human life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.
A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.
The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.
Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The importance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the passionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.
A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Fears or difficult emotions arising from the unconscious, neglected parts of oneself which if met could change one’s viewpoint to a more mature or inclusive one. Female dream: repressed desire for male panner or sex; or desire for a better sexual relationship. See second example in door under house and buildings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The different suits depict different things. Hearts: emotions; relationships. Diamonds: riches; intellectual. Spades: one’s body; movement; sensuality. Clubs: instinctive drives such as fear, sex, hunger. Business card: identity or opponunity. Greetings card: hoping for news; thoughts about sender. See games. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Displacement of aggression from a threatening target to a less threatening one is a common human and animal practice.
If we are angry at our partner we may kick the cat or nag at the children instead of confronting the real target. Freud stated that in dreams we express what we usually censor, or would be censored socially, in terms of behaviour or sexuality, but often in a displaced way. What appears to be most important and full of emotion in the dream may, according to this statement, be really of least significance. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Example: I was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then woke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/tired afterwards. Anyway I awoke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any ejaculation. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep’ (Alan P).
The example shows how our sexual needs attempt to satisfy themselves even though we may make a conscious attempt to deny them.
The ejaculation, male or female, shows the sexual nature of one’s dream, even if the symbols seem to have no obvious connection.
The attitudes in one’s dream also show something of our relationship to sex. This may be mechanical, fearful, loving, etc. Alan sees sex as a problem to be solved, and has difficulties around commitment. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Life itself, our life as it moves through experience leaving only memories; passion or anger. See candle; fireman under roles. Idioms: add fuel to the flames; old flame. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The sort of invisible yet tangible barriers we may erect or feel around others, such as natural caution, emotional coldness, disinterest, fear of being hurt, or pride; social barriers; invisible aspects of ourself which nevertheless may trap us, such as fear, lack of self respect; self doubt. Frosted, smoked ft lass: desire for privacy; keeping parts of oneself hidden; an obscure or unclear view of a situation, occasionally relating to death—the very real yet obscure experience we all face. Breaking glass: breaking through a barrier. Breaking something made of glass: breaking a relationship; shattering an illusion, broken hearted. See break. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Ability to see, understand—or lack of it; a way of hiding oneself, as behind sunglasses. Terms like ‘shortsighted’ or ‘longsighted’ help to understand the use of glasses in a dream. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Sees human beings as needing to learn and modify strategies for social survival and interaction. He says of the human animal, ‘It depends upon the bodies of other animals not merely for immediate sustenance in infancy and its sexual fulfilment as an adult but in one way or another for the success—or failure—of almost every enterprise it undertakes. In these circumstances the ability to model the behaviour of others in the social group has paramount survival value.’ We know that cats, while dreaming, practise stalking and hunting. Humphrey speculates that in dreams humans practise and modify social behaviour. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Feelings of isolation or loneliness—the loneliness could be as one might feel when retired from work, isolated from a situation you once knew, feeling trapped, feeling safe from the world by introversion. Swimming, getting to an island: move to independence. Desert island: attempt to ‘get away from it all’. Island in stormy sea: personality traits which give strength amidst difficult emotions and turbulence. Large island with other people: isolating oneself by involvement with a particular belief or group of people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Your feelings—whether anxious or secure—about reaching situations or opportunities in life which are new or not easily attained; attainment through effort and daring; the heightening of insecurity or feelings in sex—getting up, getting it up. Rungs, the separate stages or efforts necessary to ‘climb*. Idioms: top of the ladder. See also stairs under house, buildings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The inner world of our feelings and fantasies, the unconscious. Sinking into: becoming introverted; giving up on trying, or expressing oneself. Looking into depths: self awareness, looking into oneself. Dirty water difficult feelings; being unsure of oneself; depression. See water. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Feeling uncertain about how one stands in life; loss of confidence or strength expressing oneself or being motivated. Left leg: weakness in the feelings and ideas out of which we gain support. Right leg: weakness in our external activities. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Our moods and attitudes, but particularly the set of habitual feelings we meet life with. As we create our surroundings in dreams, landscapes depict what feelings we ourself generate and live in. Gloomy: pessimism; self doubt; depression; a gloomy view of life. Sunny: hopeful; optimistic;
something to look forward to. Recurring scenes: habitual attitudes with which you approach situations. Recurring scenes of past residence: a stance you developed from that penod of your life. See countryside. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
One function of dreams is to bring aspects of our thinking or feeling, which may be ill defined, towards clarification. Foreign or strange language may therefore illustrate something which is being communicated to us from within, but is still not clear.
The unconscious, as in speaking in tongues—glossolalia—and of course in dreams, frequently moves towards clear awareness in stages.
The strange language is a halfway house, as is a dream.
If we bring focused attention to these, as explained in dream processing, the next step, clear verbal expression, can be reached. Speaking in language we are learning: the language is becoming habitual, making it possible to think in it. See speaking. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Release of tension; attempt to put others at ease, ridiculing or feeling embarrassed by some aspect of self; taking things lightly. Sometimes much laughter can hide tears or sadness. Idioms: don’t make me laugh, laughing stock; laugh in somebody’s face; hollow laugh; laugh up one’s sleeve; laugh on the other side of your face. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If one could produce a graphic image of the whole of human nature, many different forms might be integrated within an overall shape, perhaps a circle or square. Also, if it were possible to have a visual presentation of a person’s inner world of mind, weaknesses, strengths, order, confusion and quality, each person would appear differently. Some would be internally jumbled, divided and ugly, others symmetrical, integrated and beautiful.
Because the unconscious produces dreams, and because dreams are imagery which give form to the otherwise abstract elements of internal human nature, there anse in some dreams shapes or patterns which depict an overall view of one s own inner condition. Carl Jung drew attention to the circle and square designs in some dreams, calling them man- dalas, and seeing them as representing the nucleus of the human identity. Although we are, in our everyday life, the magical and mysterious process of life, it is difficult for us actually to answer the question ‘Who am I?’ or ‘What am I?’ with any lasting conviction.
The mysterious essence of ourself is met in dreams as a circular or square object or design, as the sun, a flower, a square garden with a round pond in the middle, or a circle with a square or quartered design within it, a circle with a cross within, a revolving or flying cross-shaped object. Classical symbols from all nations use this theme; and we can find it in the round table of King Arthur, in the centre of which the Holy Grail appeared; the healing sand paintings of the Na- vaho Indians, the zodiac; circle dances; stone circles; the Buddhist wheel of birth and death; and so on.
The circle usually symbolises a natural wholeness, our inner life as nature has shaped it.
The square shows wholeness we have helped shape by conscious cooperation with our m- neT world. There are two main reasons why one produces this theme in one’s dreams. It occurs in children or people meeting internal or external shocks, and produces a strengthening of the vulnerable identity in meeting the vaned influences they face. It arises in people who are meeting and integrating the wider life of their being existing beyond the boundaries of their usual interests, or what they allow themselves to experience.
The contact with the self is then pan of an extending of awareness into what was dark or unknown, not only in our own unconscious, but in external life. In touching the nucleus of one’s being in this way, one becomes aware in some measure of the infinite potential of one’s life. There is often an accompanying sense of existence in eternity and the many different mansions’ or dimensions of experience one has within the eternal. See the self under archetypes; shapes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Our name represents our sense of self, our essential T.
If name is altered: suggests a sense of change in the way we see ourself. Other people’s names: our feelings for that person; the quality we feel in regard to someone else with the same name, or wordplay or associations with the name.
A woman dreamt a friend asks her ‘Do you know where Chris is?*; she replied he was on the back seat. On waking she realises she is being asked ‘Where’s the crisis?’ Two weeks later she had a kidney infection—in the back seat. Names also suggest qualities, as in Peter, the rock; or one’s friend Pat may be pleasure loving, so we use the name or person to represent that quality. See wordplay, puns.
Place names: these can represent our feelings about the place, or be similar to personal names in their suggestion of something. Example: ‘On the other side of the road was a window with my wife’s ring and watch and other trinkets. I went to pick them up but a stranger put his hand over them. I then crossed the road to get a bus to Andover’ (Arthur P). Arthur’s dream wants to make sure he gets the message by saying hand-over and Andover.
Idioms: call someone names; clear someone’s name; have a bad name; not a thing to one’s name; in name alone; in the name of; make a name for oneself; name dropper, one’s middle name, name is mud; somebody who shall be nameless; or my name’s not . . .; worthy of the name; name in vain; lend one’s name to; name the day. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Plaited hair: girlhood. See hair under body. Plaiting rope, etc.: weaving together different influences in one’s life; uniting conflicting feelings or people; a triangle of people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The influence of the abstract or subtle in one’s life; desire for the strange or alien.
If dreamer has any inkling of astrology, the planet can depict the traditional planetary’ qualities. Sun: vital energy, the self; consciousness or awareness. Moon: see moon. Mercury: intuition and the mind. V^ nus: love, motherhood and femininity; receptivity. Mars: energetic activity; aggressive action or fire in one’s life and feelings; masculinity ruled by passions. Jupiter, growth; expansion in self and activities; preservation; freedom from limitations. Saturn: fate; the past catching up with us; retarding influence, emotional coldness; lessons of life which shape our growth; time. Uranus: sudden changes, fluctuation. Neptune: the unconscious influence in daily life; psychic impressions, awareness of death. Pluto: the deep unconscious and death; beyond the ego. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Depends what it is used for in dream. Can be security for life if floonng, or sense of losing basic support if a rotten floor. See Jloor under house, buildings.
If for making something: one’s potential; the materials you have for undertaking a project of ‘making something of oneself.
If nailed above one: feeling of being trapped, fear of death; setting up one’s own death, in the sense of killing one’s chances in work or relationship. See fence; coffin; wood. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Areas of progressive change in one’s life, emerging personal qualities; occasionally one’s children being helped in their growth’. Dead, dying plants: loss of vital enthusiasm; dying pleasure. See weeds. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Example: ‘I am at a wedding at which we are being served a celebratory chicken lunch. Whilst my back is turned for a moment one of the other guests on the table (who is female but whom I do not know) removed my plate and substitutes it with a plate of food which doesn’t contain chicken. When I challenge this, I am told that there is no more. At this I rather petulantly decide to leave the wedding’ (Brian Y). Brian uses a plate of food to represent the good things he feels are rightfully his in life, but his negative emotions in a relationship with a female rob him of this.
If food on plate: what one has a sense of ownership about; what one has received or hopes to receive from others, or from one’s own efforts, what you have created and now face. Communal plate: what is available to you but you may have to compete for or share—in work, relationship, life. Empty plate: one’s needs, appetites; receptivity; perhaps status, as in the past only the rich had plates. Idioms: handed to one on a plate; on one’s plate. See food. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Depends on what the ‘game’ is. Whatever we ‘play’ at in a dream might just be fun or suggest great seriousness. As humans we use an enormous number of strategies to gain our ends, as explained in the book Games People Play.
The idioms define some of these ‘games’. Idioms: come into play; foul play; make a play for, make play of; play a pan in; play along with, play at; play cat and mouse; play dead/possum; play down; played out; play fair; play false, play for time; play hard to get; play it cool; play no pan in it; play on words; play safe; play people off against each other, play something down, play the field; play up; play upon a weakness/fear; play up to someone; the state of play; play somebody at their own game; child’s play; play ball with; play it by ear, play fast and loose; play gooseberry, play havoc with, play merry hell; play into their hands; play one’s ace; play one’s cards right, play second fiddle; play the fool; play the game; play the white man; play to the gallery; play with fire; two can play at that game. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Even in everyday life, the way we hold and position our body, the inclination of chest and head, the movement of hands, are a means of communication.
The apparently intuitive information in some dreams, when investigated, can be traced to an unconscious insight into the language of the living body. We all have this ability to understand body language, but it seems to be something which is inherited from past times before verbal language. It therefore remains a largely unconscious ability. In our dreams, however, it is a major factor in how the dream is structured.
If you cannot find a satisfying description below, imagine yourself making the movement or posture in the dream to see if you can define what the feeling quality is, or what you are saying non-verbally. It can often be of value to make the movement or take up the posture physically instead of in the imagination. By comparing the movement/posture with another one, it can help to clarify its quality.
Example: Marilyn was expenencing emotional pain connected with her impending divorce. Marilyn had dreamt of seeing a dinosaur standing in her path, devounng all who approached it. We explored it by having Marilyn find a body posture and movements which for her expressed the feeling of the dinosaur. In doing so Marilyn did not sense anger or aggression, but she did feel like a predator which always had to take to gain her own needs. This feeling immediately reminded her of her family life as a child. She remembered when she was sent shopping as a very young child of three or four; as well as buying what she had been asked, she purchased some sweets for herself. When she arrived home she was treated as if she had done a terrible thing, and that was where she began to feel like a predator. It seemed to her as if her own needs were always gained at the expense of someone else.
‘With this awareness, she could now see that the dinosaur standing iti her path clearly related to her present situation. Bargaining to gain a realistic share of the house and property jointly owned by her husband and herself, felt to her as if she were gaining her needs at his expense, like a predator. That made her feel so awful, she was almost ready to allow her husband to take all, leaving her without house or money to start again. Her awareness of where the feelings arose from, and the unrealistic pan they played in her life, allowed her to relate to the situation with less pain and more wisdom’ (from Mind and Movement, Tony Crisp). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Including uncle, aunt, cousin, nephew, niece, etc. Usually an aspect of oneself relevant to the character of the person dreamt about. Sometimes represents one’s family traditions—unconscious attitudes, conventions, or even talents, which are pan of the unique psychological and social environment a family provides. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
One’s childhood; quiet homely feelings, rural or unsophisticated in a business or commercial sense; past values. Village of one’s birth, childhood or home: the values and attitudes which prevailed at that period. See town. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
According to Freud, one of the major processes of the unconscious is condensation. This means that within one element in a dream, such as the strange room we dream we are in or the unusual name a person has in the dream, are condensed many associated emotions, memories or ideas. Talking about a peapod which appeared as part of her imagery, Constance Newland shows how it represented her father’s penis.
The pea associated with pee or urine, and the pod with a seed carrier, the testicles. Freud gives the example of a patient who dreamt he was kissed by his uncle in an ‘auto’.
The patient immediately gave his own association as auto-eroticism.
A psychologist whose patient dreamt she was going on a trip on a boat called Ncwland, correctly inferred that the patient was getting better, because the name suggested new territory traversed. One woman dreamt about a busy intersection, and realised it was referring to inter-sex-on.
So we need to consider how unconsciously we might be playing with words, then check if this helps us gain insight. Also, phrases are used in the same way. We might see such words as ‘1 felt a prick’, keeping it up was difficult’, ‘dead end’ and so on, in writing down our dream. See names of people; introduction to colours. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A fast way of moving around .the world, an airplane indicates global ideas or business. Usually associated with freedom, it may be a comment on the level of freedom you have attained.
A plane crash may represent the failure of a business venture. Not being able to get your plane off the ground may represent difficulties in acquinng the capital for a project. Piloting your own plane may represent the ultimate success-driven venture and may mention your need to be your own boss.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
As an archetype. Aladdin is the pauper and thief who becomes a prince. Through the power of grace and magic, he comes out of poverty into nobility. In this way, he may symbolize a man who has risen out of the ashes into glory.
The appearance of the Disney character Aladdin may mean that you are about to get your wish... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Black represents the power of the darkness, the unconscious, what is hidden, and the manifest power of the earth. It may represent grief or morbidity. Black is also considered the color of death. Wearing a black dress in your dreams may suggest mourning, while a black hat suggests having good manners.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Being given chocolates by a friend or lover may signify being given comfort and love. Chocolate is also associated with sensual pleasure and emotional satisfaction. Chocolates may also be a sign of your addictive behaviors... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Cinderella, the main character in the fairy tale of a waif turned princess, symbolizes the common psychological pattern of a woman who is waiting for her prince to come. She may not be able to see her value outside of a relationship, since the fantasy posits that attracting a man validates a woman’s worth.
The Cinderella story may also comment on a rivalry with other women.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Hair dyes in general indicate the desire to express your personal power. I he message of C lairol may be to use clanty and care in expressing your power out in the world. Dying your hair red suggests passion and sassiness Dying it black suggests looking more intelligent or mysterious. Blond hair expresses angelic and pure qualities.
A closed clam may state that you are shut tight as a clam and are cold emotionally. Eating steamed clams may be a response to an opening in a recent conversation that steamed things up.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The Coca-Cola brand has become the most recognized trademark in the world. Since 1886, Coke has been refreshing people everywhere and, therefore, might represent that the dreamer is having a refreshing thought or participating in a refreshing expenence. Dnnkmg a Coke in one’s dream may also signify consuming the elements of success and gaming recogninon from adopting American values in one’s own business venrure. Coke could also be a sign of a successful business venture.
The shadow side may suggest consuming something with little nutntional value that is detrimental to the soul and spirit of the dreamer It may also signify “the real thing.” (See Soda.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A Christian symbol depicting the Virgin Mary’s bleeding from the heart, the cyclamen represents the wounded mother or the bleeding nun. She may comment on the wound of crucifixion on all of humanity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Eyelashes protect the eyes, and curly eyelashes are desirable expressions of beauty. Curling your eyelashes in a dream may comment on your ability to see your own beauty. It may also mention pulling away the veils of your psychic vision. Eyelashes falling out may point to an inability to protect yourself from seeing something disturbing.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
One of the most beautiful of aquatic birds, the flamingo reflects grace as well as beauty. As they flock in groups, flamingos bring the message thai group energy can offer an emotional quality of love and support. Their pink color reflects love and beauty. In your dream, flamingos may flock together to inspire you to join with others in the celebration of love.
Holding a flashlight may suggest that you are ready to bring to light the answers to questions hoidmg you back.
A flashlight may represent a search or a quest for spiritual truth. It bnngs to light what is hidden in the dark spaces of the subconscious and may suggest that you are searching to uncover the clues to a problem that is plaguing you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A full glass may represent taking in a fulfilling experience that has been offered.
A half-full glass may remark that you are viewing an expcnence as not having m~t your expectations. In that a glass is a fragile container, it may reveal the delicate nature of a situation or of the person holding it.
A shattered glass may mention that you feel shattered by a disappointment in life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
In that glass us transparent, it may comment on seeing through a situation across the table from you, such as whether another’s intentions are sincere It may mention that you can see what really lies underneath the surface. It may also remark on a fragile or delicate conversation... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Receiving a heart transplant in a dream may comment simply that you need a new heart or to become more opcnheartcd. It may mention that your love for someone has been renewed or point to a physical healing crisis that has been remedied through the dream state.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Unwrapping a Hershey’s chocolate bar in a dream may comment that your desire for love is being fulfilled. In that the brand name Hershey’s contains both “her” and “she,” it may point to the nurturing principle of the feminine as a source of love.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
As a powerful first lady, noble and loyal, she emerges as the goddess Hera who values the institution of mamage above any other attribute of feminine concern. Whether slit: admits it or not, Mrs. Clinton’s motto is “Stand by youi man.’’ She might arrive to comment on your loyalty to a relationship despite infidelity, embarrassment, and betrayal.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Carving pumpkins at Halloween began as a Celtic tradition on All Souls’ Day to ward off evil spirits.
The appearance of a jack-o’-lantern in a dream may suggest a need to scare away those ghostly past relationships that arc still haunting you. It may symbolize the need for protecting your harvest from evil influences that could steal your prosperity, or it may welcome little visitors who want a treat.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
This little animal comes to bring the qualities of gentleness, innocence, love, and wisdom. It lives high in the branches of eucalyptus trees and is nocturnal, making mention of its mystical qualities It bnngs the message of living high and feeling protected and may point the need to hide out and rest for a while.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Lace is a symbol of a delicate and beauuful manner. It denotes femininity and politeness. Laying a lace tablecloth on the table comments on preparation for some old-fashioned nurturing by a female companion.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The tool for ascending into the Upper World, the ladder is a symbol of the spiritual bridge between heaven and earth Each rung represents acts of goodness or spintual truths that one must master in order to ascend into the light.
The ladder may also represent the ladder to success and your financial goals.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A fiery red insect, the ladybug may be a sign of a woman’s own rage, which can gnaw away at or destroy opportunities of growth. It may fly in to ask the question, “What is bugging the lady?” As it eats aphids, it offers protection to your beauty.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A lamp brings light into a room and thus points to the illumination of concepts or ideas or anything hidden. In the bed- JOuni, it may illuminate issues about intimacy. In the kitchen, it may light up your heart.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Called the philosopher’s stone, deep blue lapis enables you to communicate your depth and wisdom and esotenc knowledge. Presented in a dream, lapis may signify your readiness to deliver your wisdom through writing or public speaking.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
This laundry detergent may present a simple message urging you to clean up a bad attitude and put on a more cheerful face. It may also represent some good cheer about to arrive in the form of a celebration.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Entenng the laundry room in a dream may signify the need to examine the attitudes and core beliefs about your self-image You may be ready to launder the old beliefs in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Since it’s used to cut your lawn, a lawn mower may appear in a dream as a tool for manicuring your extenor presentation or the image you project to the world. It may comment on cleaning up your appearance in order to make a good presentation to the public. It may be time to trim away an overgrowth of problems in your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Consulting with a lawyer in dreams may comment on the state of your legal affairs. He or she may point to the need for sound legal advice. Or the lawyer may represent the defending aspect of the personality and thus may point to your defen- siveness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
In that it is difficult to lay down a bag of Lay’s potato chips, the appearance of these chips in a dream may point to your ovenndulgence in fatty foods or to any other ovenndulgent behavior.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A mandala is an intricate design made up of intertwining elements in a pattern that brings together spintual forces of energy. In a dream, a mandala represents unification. Sometimes displayed as pictorial representations that weave a story of creation or that represent the phases of life in a scheme of transcendence, a mandala represents the evolution of ideas.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A marketplace is where you might shop for the items you need or desire and may represent your concerns about getting a bargain. In a dream, the marketplace may also reflect your beliefs about prosperity and whether what you produce will have a market. It may mention that you are selling yourself short or that you feel you are treated as a commodity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
“When will my reflection show who I truly am inside?” may be the message of the Disney character Mulan. She represents the woman-warrior archetype who emerges out of her loyalty to traditional values of family into her own authentic self She thus asks a woman to “be authentic” and true to herself.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Natural regions and settings in a dream whether they are mountain ranges, valleys, or deserts, are dream- scapes that bnng out the landscape of the soul for conscious understanding Mountain ranges represent the masculine, valleys the feminine, and desert the soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Playing characters who are often taken over by the shadow of addiction, the appearance of Nicolas Cage may remark on depression, addictions, or defeatist attitudes. Despite his fumbling and failures, he maintains a sense of humor. He may point to the humorous events in your life that you interpret as tragic.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
As the signature of a one-of-a-kind woman receiving an Oscar, the appearance of one of this designer’s gowns in your dreams may mention that you are ready tc express elegance and individuality.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
With its product motto “the Joy of Pepsi,” Fepsi- Cola appeanng in a dream signifies consuming good energy. “Pep” can suggest vigor and exuberance, and “si” can mean having sight. Combined, these may represent seeing good energy that is uplifting. In that Ptpsi is the top-selling soft drink in Europe, surpassing sales of Coke, it may represent a business enterprise that will succeed in the European trade market.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Listening to a percolator in a dream may recommend letting things or ideas percolate for a time before taking action. It may also comment on something brewing in the background.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The places in our dreams are the backgrounds against which we play out the scenes of our life. In general, being outdoors represents our conscious concerns and being indoors reflects deeper and unconscious concerns.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
“Wide open with clear sight of what ‘s coming into your life” aan describe the expencnce of living on the plains. It can also represent a simple life with the bare necessities offered and simple, straightforward values to lollow. Plains may also represent the plain truth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Plants in a dream signify the power and mysteries within nature and nature’s ability to regenerate and blossom forth. Plants may also indicate growth—emotional, physical, psychological, and/or spiritual. Their green color may symbolize healing power A potted plant may reflect what is contained within the self as offering potential for new growth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
With its sturdy structure, a plant with broad leaves may represent a broadening of yojr perspective. They may also indicate that you have just had a huge growth expenence emotionally and psychologically.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Used to serve food, a plate may represent the receptacle for receiving and welcoming food and nurtunng. Breaking a plate may signify that your ability to accept what life has to offer has been damaged, perhaps by your feelings of unworthiness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Playing a game with children may mention a wish or heed to become more playful. Playing a board game may comment that you are bored with life. Playing in the water represents turning an emotional issue into something fun and liberating.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The brand name Wishbone may metaphorically point to fulfillment, as it refers to the breastbone or the cavity where the heart is. It may call back a memory of a deep wish or desire that has been forgotten.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Tide is the most well-known brand name in laundry detergent. Tide may comment on the need to deter the tides from washing away your prospects. Tide may signify that the tide has risen and it is a great time to launder your emotional attitudes.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Polishing your window with Windcx may point to putting a clear shine on the third eye or the all- seeing eye. It may also signify a time to look out toward the future with clear vision or to improve your visual acuity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
You see lush plants: prosperity for you and your family; • Lush plants in the front yard of your house: you will have many things to celebrate; • You witness regrowth of withered leaves: your children will have a promisin... Chine Dream Interpretation
Strangling yourself can be symbolic of an unsuccessful attempt to take control or move into a position of power, 2 Sam. 17:23. If you are strangling someone else it can symbolize a hatred for that person.
If you are being strangled it can be a demonic dream.
If you are watching someone being strangled it can be a warning about a physical or spiritual attack on that person ... Christian Dream Symbols
This dream means that you are experiencing some sort of transition in your life that is happening very fast. Any means of transportation in a dream is synonymous with the way we move through our lives. Because of the dramatic way an airplane leaves the ground and speeds you to your destination, it is connected with any sudden transition in life. In a dream, changes of this nature can connect either to something that is taking place in your life at the moment or to one that is needed or wished for. What happens to the plane offers more distinctions to add to your interpretation:
Missing your plane could indicate a sense that something is passing you by and may illuminate a need to take stock of how aware you are of the opportunities in your current situation. Being stuck on a plane might connect to feelings of impatience and the need to accept external limitations.
A plane crash indicates that something in process may not have been working properly and will have to start over. Take a look at the areas in your life that are stagnant or erupting—you may need to fasten your seat belt and take off.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This mechanism for timing your wakefulness relates to control and preparedness. Since there is often a great deal of anxiety around being on time for important events, this object in a dream may point to a desire to make absolutely sure you are ready for the things that need your attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The ambulance is a vehicle and as such relates to how you are moving through your life. Since it specifically connects to injury and illness as a rapid transport toward healing, it has this sense of rescue at the heart of it as a symbol. Given that there is a siren associated with an ambulance, in a dream it may also operate as evidence that something has occurred in your inner landscape that reflects danger or breakdown, the details of which may be unknown to you at the time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The darker sides of life connect with the color black. Though it is thought of as the absence of color to some, in the world of physics, black is actually the presence of all colors in the object that embodies it.
It is the color that absorbs the most light, retains heat, and is associated with death, as it is the opposite of life-affirming white. As the color of mourning, black clothing represents the social construct of receiving consolation in some cultures. When we are in mourning, we are surrounded by people who share in our sadness. In the same way that a black shirt will absorb all wavelengths of sunlight, a person in mourning wears black in order to absorb the light from those who surround him or her. In the world of fashion, black has a connotation of being trendy and sophisticated. Nighttime is when blackness reigns, bringing secrecy and the ability to hide into this color’s symbolic meaning.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A blanket protects against cold and offers comfort, and is most associated with bed and sleeping. As such, its primary symbolic meaning connects with being able to offer us these two fundamental qualities.
A blanket that falls short of this by being too small or worn out reflects an inability to comfort yourself in times of stress.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Before the transformation occurs that leads to the butterfly, there is the caterpillar.
The caterpillar must do something tremendously courageous: it must willingly give up its own life. It has no idea of the miracle to come. When the caterpillar comes to your dream, you are being asked to consider total and utter surrender, to take a great leap of faith, trusting that miracles occur.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
When the electrical rhythm of the heart is in a chaotic overload, a defibrillator stops the heart with a jolt of electricity with the intention of supporting it to start up again on its own charge. In this way, this device essentially resurrects the life force of an individual suffering from a breakdown of this system. You may be feeling overwhelmed with so much stimulation that you are about to shut down, and this image in a dream indicates a desire to stop the current patterns and start again.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
You are dreaming of unmet needs and the consequences of past choices that have not served you. Human beings are social animals. We have lived in community with one another since our arrival on the planet. To find yourself in a place that is deserted and devoid of the presence of other human beings would leave you helpless in many ways.
The severity of this vulnerability would depend greatly on where you were, what resources you had access to, as well as your own fortitude and courage. Even in the best of circumstances, your very survival would be at risk; hence, the primary symbolic meaning of this symbol is connected to risk and death. While loneliness might be thought of as the underlying emotional content of such an event, it is the absence of human resources that carries the interpretable weight of this symbol. Even if you found the absence of other people comforting, this meaning still applies. You may want to consider how relying on others for getting your needs met may be the root cause of the anxiety that sparked this dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dollar is the primary denomination of currency that we use in the United States. Any dream that involves money is connecting to the principles of abundance, power, and freedom. In a dream, money often represents your inner resources. Such a dream is asking you to consider your current relationship to these principles.
The sudden emergence of semen at the end of male orgasm is the key component of the sex act that relates directly to procreation. There is a tremendous buildup of energy that is released very suddenly, and this is at the heart of this experience as a symbol. Ejaculation implies that a great deal of tension needs to be released.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
All symbols that relate to fire are about change and transformation.
A fireplace is a humanmade construction designed to take the amazing power offered by a fire and contain it in such a way to provide any number of services. Fire represents change and transformation on an enormous scale.
However, when it is enclosed in a safe and durable structure, that force of change becomes both highly effective and focusable.
The usable power of fire lies in a very small window of the continuum on which it exists. Too little and it does little more than look pretty. Just a little too much and the danger is life- threatening and enormously destructive.
A fireplace is the organizing principle around which great power can be harnessed to accomplish a very specific goal.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The flag is a symbol itself and always represents something such as a country, a state, or an organization. In a dream, the flag represents another thought or feeling, depending on the nature of the flag. Something that looks or feels governmental or political might connect to the structures of your life.
A white flag suggests that you need to surrender something that is occurring for you.
A red flag is a warning that is often unheeded.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The flame is the tip of the fire and could be thought of as the part of the fire that spreads from one thing to another.
The flame of a candle or any fire may seem manageable at first, but it could easily lead to more combustion if left to its own devices. In this way, a flame is the potential for greater destruction if you are careless.
The flamingo is a wading bird, so it is connected symbolically to the realm of emotions and things that are just under the surface of the unconscious.
A flamingo’s elegant visage and beautiful pink color give it the added dimension of signaling in a soft way something that may be brewing just under the surface. Flamingos stand in murky territory as if to say, “Something is lurking just under the surface here.”... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A relatively new phenomenon, the flash mob is a moment of creative genius that arises out of chaos.
It is a symbol of the ability of random thoughts to suddenly coalesce into a single magnificent idea, direction, or creative project. In life, such an event requires an enormous amount of preparation and teamwork to execute in a successful manner. Consider each person in the flash mob in your dream as an individual thought or idea that lives inside your own consciousness. When these random tangents of thought are brought together into alignment with an idea or project that you would like to manifest, amazing things can be accomplished through cooperation and organization.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A galaxy is a bit like a unit of measurement that helps describe the known universe.
It is easy for a modern human being to consider that our solar system is part of a larger complex known as a galaxy and that there are billions of these enormous systems that populate our universe. To be dreaming of a galaxy is to be contemplating life on this humongous scale. This could be a literal consideration of existential reality or a symbol for the bigger picture of your unfolding life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A glacier is part of the landscape of the earth and thus connects with the conscious mind. Because it is made up primarily of water, there is an emotional sensibility connected with a glacier as a symbol. That water is frozen, which implies a lack of warmth and compassion. Glaciers actually move, but very slowly, and we use the expression “at a glacial pace” to connote this extreme sluggishness. In a dream, a glacier suggests that you may have turned off some of your emotional warmth and are slowing down all processes because of that. What is not moving forward in your life because you have turned a cold face toward it? Also remember that some changes in life happen very, very slowly.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
You may be engaged in a struggle for leadership or domination. Animals represent the instinctual part of our nature. Gorillas are pack animals that live in communities led by a dominant alpha male, which is usually the biggest and strongest of the clan.
The media has perpetuated an image of the chest-beating ape that reinforces this collective view of masculine and aggressive behavior. Initially, any interpretation of a gorilla in a dream is likely to be viewed from this perspective, representing instincts of competition, aggression, and the need for domination.
The fearsome outburst associated with an angry gorilla is, in reality, a posturing meant to establish leadership or a reaction to being disturbed. Consider that an appearance of a gorilla in a dream may point to rage that is more a facade than genuine anger. This can reflect a moment when your reaction is greater than the situation merits.
A gorilla in a cage might indicate feelings connected to feeling imprisoned, such as underlying aggression that is keeping you stuck in issues of anger management.
A gorilla on the loose might point to the unsettling consequences of expressing previously locked-up emotions. Facing a gorilla in a dream might indicate some readiness to confront your aggressive impulses or receive the expressions of anger from someone in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Many dreams of in-laws will connect to waking-life issues sparked by the relationship you have with them. However, you can go to a deeper interpretation by considering them as character aspects of your own personality. In-laws are similar to parents in a dream, but are more connected to who you chose as a spouse and the challenges of marriage.
(See Family Members.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Land represents the conscious mind, and the ocean is the unconscious. An island is an isolated idea or construct in your consciousness that is separated from the rest of your awareness by issues that are of an emotional nature. An island in a dream can represent the sense of isolation that occurs when you are going through a difficult period.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The koala is an extremely slow and docile creature, so its symbolic meaning is connected with this sedate energy. When the koala appears in a dream, you are being offered a dose of calm serenity and the power to slow things down.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The laboratory is a setting of the advancement of knowledge or the clear identification of something of great importance that is initially hidden. Often connected to health and illness, the lab as a setting for a dream indicates a desire to get more information about something in your life. You are approaching things from a scientific and methodical view in order to get to the bottom of something.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
In its essence, a labyrinth is a confusing and mazelike structure found in the underbelly of a building. As a symbol, it represents a journey to the very center of something in which the journeyer can get quite lost and turned around.
A labyrinth can be found as a symbol in many spiritual and religious settings as a pattern imbedded into a floor where an individual goes on a symbolic hero’s journey. In a dream, the interpretation is the same, whether it is a freeform hidden and shadowed labyrinth or a beautiful symbol of such an inward journey. You are engaged in a deep exploration of the inner self where confusion can occur and changes of direction are imminent.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Delicate intricacy is what is being expressed with this symbol. Lace is a beautiful combination of the masculine principle of engineering and the feminine principle of patience and creativity. As a symbol in a dream, it is suggesting that the part of your nature that is being expressed can tap into both of these sides of your nature and come up with something truly beautiful.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
You are dreaming of risky transitions and the desire to get to a higher vantage point that may feel unsupported.
A ladder is an effective but unstable method of getting to a higher vantage point. Anything that helps a person move from one level to another is symbolically connected to transitioning from one realm of operating to another. However, a ladder is a tool used in the construction or fixing of things, so in this way, the symbolic meaning connects to the ability to achieve some sort of goal.
The presence of a ladder in a dream suggests that there is a transition afoot that may also connect to achieving some goal or fixing some area of your life that requires attention.
If the dream merits the use of a ladder, but the ladder is either ignored or inaccessible in some way, you may be missing the very thing needed for success with some goal in life.
A broken ladder may be a warning that you are not following the necessary step- by-step process to achieve your goals.
The instability of a ladder requires a slow and centered approach to your climb, signaling a need to take each step in your life with care, grace, and ease.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
All water in dreams relates to your emotional life.
A lake has a measure of depth and plenty that is hidden from the initial view, but is not so deep that it cannot be explored. As a mostly placid body of water, it represents your feelings and the possibility of drawing sustenance and comfort from connecting to that part of your nature. Anything that happens in and around a lake in your dreams is revealing elements of your emotions and emotional issues at the time of such a dream. Consider the size of the lake and the movement or lack thereof of the water within it for clues as to what sort of consciousness is being expressed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Any light is a symbol of ideas and the ability to see things more clearly.
A lamp is a small amount of this light designed to illuminate a small area in order to focus on something specific. Since it is portable, it represents your ability to focus the light of consciousness on various areas that need to be explored or highlighted.
The state of a lamp in your dreams is revealing your current ability to see clearly in some area of your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
We are divided into the two realms of the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.
The earth is equally bisected into land and ocean, with the land connecting to the conscious mind. Everything we can see and are easily aware of is like the land of our minds. In this way, any land formation in a dreamscape is asking you to consider some area of your self-concept that is part of your conscious domain or that you have the natural human capacity to be aware of. Land represents parts of yourself that are not hidden, but are exposed and available for exploration. Use the terrain of the land in your dream to understand more deeply what the dream is asking you to look at. High terrain and mountains are the areas of consciousness that can only be explored by looking upward, into higher ground of thought and consideration.
A deep jungle is still consciousness, but more of your hidden nature. Chasms or land masses separated by water indicate that there are thought processes or patterns that are separate, distinct, or in need of integration.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This is a symbol of unconscious messages that are not yet decipherable or understood. This interpretation applies only to a language that you do not know or that was created out of the dream world.
If you know more than one language, then dreaming in different languages is a reflection of where you are in your life and what the language in question means for you from your past. Words are the basis of all thought and all reality. When words that you do not understand show up in a dream, the unconscious is deliberately masking some information by changing the rules. Use the context of the dream to assess the height of the stakes. This would apply both to the information that is being expressed by the unconscious and to the emotional meaning attached to your reaction to being unable to decipher any literal meaning.
If you recognize the language being spoken by virtue of sounds and cadences, then apply whatever associations you have with that culture to the dream interpretation.
If the language is made-up and you can remember any specific words, sounds, or phrases, use them in your process to see if you can draw any parallels with words you know. There may be a rhythmic or phonic connection to the nonsense words of your dream. Do not be afraid of being overly literal.
If someone else is speaking to you in the dream, then the message is coming from the deep unconscious.
If you are speaking the foreign tongue yourself, it may indicate that the new information is already integrated as part of you. More investigation will likely need to be done before you will be able to understand and utilize the information being presented.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Your lap is both about the body and about a particular posture of making space on which to hold something or someone.
It is a sign of intimacy and connection to sit on someone’s lap or allow someone to sit on your lap. In this way, anything that involves a lap in your dreams is asking you to consider your relationship to intimacy and affection. Holding someone or something in your lap indicates your perception of that individual or thing as dear to you. You sitting in someone’s lap expresses a desire to be comforted in some way. Consider the meaning of the other people involved as aspects of your own personality that either are in need of nurturing and care or that can offer those things to you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The voice is central to all expression and communication for human beings. Laryngitis is the losing of one’s voice and is a symbol for the limitations connected to not having the ability to express yourself with power and certainty.
A dream that involves laryngitis is exploring the consequences of not being able to find your own voice.
If a person in your dream has laryngitis, consider the character aspect that the individual represents; it is that quality that is unable to speak through you. Laryngitis is a temporary condition, so the limitation that such a dream is expressing should be considered to be something that will eventually pass.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Laundry is about cleaning and cleansing. Most laundry is made up of clothing, and this relates to protection and self-expression and the periodic need to clean off old energy and things that have happened in the recent past.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Lava is molten rock that emerges from below the surface of the earth’s crust. As such, it is a symbol of the pure potential associated with land that is completely new. Land represents the conscious mind, and in a way, lava is a sort of pre-consciousness that is beginning to make itself known, but in such a raw form, it is still dangerous to experience.
A dream about lava is connecting you to this primal process of reinvention that is sometimes a part of the evolution of a human life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A lawyer deals in details, structure, and left-brained organization. As a character aspect, any lawyer in a dream is the part of your personality that can be called forth when there is a need to identify specific distinctions around some issue in your life that might be initially confusing.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A mandala is one of the oldest symbols in the world, having been discovered by anthropologists in just about every ancient culture on the earth.
It is a circle divided into four equal parts, which relates to the sphere of the earth divided into the four hemispheres.
A mandala is perhaps the ultimate symbol of unity and totality, and if one appears in your dream, you are having an aspirational experience of a spiritual nature. Such a dream indicates an important moment in your spiritual development when a new level of integration and wholeness is at hand.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
An adornment worn around the throat, a necklace symbolically highlights the voice and how well you are able to speak your truth and stand powerfully in what you have to say.
Dreaming of a necklace indicates that this area of your consciousness needs some attention. Whatever is happening with a necklace in a dream may be a statement of your current relationship with your voice and sense of personal expressiveness.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A palace is the home of royalty or a very high-ranking head of state. All homes in dreams are symbols of your sense of self, and to dream of a palace is to dream of your highest, most aspirational and prosperous sense of self that you can embody. Look to the context of the dream, the people who are present in it, and what is occurring in order to round out your interpretation of your current relationship with abundance.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Any alteration to the way your body is shaped is akin to exerting some measure of control over the way you are seen in the world. When this alteration is reflected as surgical in nature, the resulting change is manipulated and inorganic. Plastic surgery is usually chosen in an effort to appear more attractive, desirable, or acceptable than one already feels. Ask yourself how authentic you are being in your interactions with others. This dream could point to something out of balance with how you feel and what you project.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The platypus is an incongruous creature with the bill of a duck and a mammal’s body, and yet it is the only mammal that lays eggs. In this way, its medicine applies to being a total original. Platypuses are semi-aquatic animals and yet close their eyes underwater and use a complex system of electrical impulses generated by muscular contractions to maneuver. This connects them to the power of intuition and guidance; they are the animal totem of clairvoyants and psychic phenomena. When the platypus appears in a dream, you are being called to rely on your intuition and innate guidance system.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
An environment of childlike playfulness, a playground symbolizes the expression of joy.
If your dream takes place in a playground, you may be exploring a need to connect more with this part of your nature.
If the playground comes from your own childhood, you may be examining specific patterns from your own life about your capacity to embody a lighthearted approach to certain circumstances.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams that contain cards are related to working with patterns and all the permutations that are possible when you understand the underlying structure of how life works. Cards are numbered and suited, and through working with these categories, an almost infinite number of possibilities exists. This is an analogy for how life itself works. In this way, playing cards are like a testing ground for becoming more skillful in playing the game of life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A power plant takes some sort of raw material and converts in into usable power.
It is a symbol for your own ability to do this, which is part of the human mastery. In a dream, this image is revealing your current relationship to power, energy, and resources.
A power plant is used by the larger community, so one in your dream may be reflecting energy that relies on other people in your life. Such a dream is asking you to consider where you are getting your energy from.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A razor blade is a very small but very sharp-edged metal tool.
The combination of its size and ability to cut very deeply is symbolic of the way in which innocuous moments can hurt without warning, like a sharp tone of voice or sudden action that hurts someone’s feelings deeply.
If a razor blade appears in a dream, either you may be experiencing such wounds from someone in your life or you may be the one at risk of hurting others without meaning to.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This archetypal character connects to the innocent belief in the magical power of love. Christmas comes with the winter solstice, the time when the days are shortest in the Northern Hemisphere. During this darkest time of the year, we reminisce about the bounty of sunshine with a tree that is decorated with the symbolic fruits of spring. Santa Claus is the icon at the foundation of this mythology. He represents the magical power of love to transcend all darkness. This power is associated with the innocence of childhood, for once the belief in it is abandoned, it can be very difficult for people to fully believe in magic again. Somewhere along the line, parents began to use the promise of what Santa might bring to a child in order to manipulate the child toward good behavior. This was popularized by the famous lyric that indicates that Santa sees everything that children do, good and bad. While on the surface this is a charming notion, Santa’s voyeurism is a falsehood, so the spirit behind instilling this sort of fear into children is manipulative and judgmental. Look to see where in your life you may be overly concerned with whether you’ve been bad or good and what the consequences might be.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Slavery is a cultural institution, and as such, in a dream it represents a pervasive atmosphere in which one element of your consciousness holds another element of your consciousness back, so much so that you are unable to function properly. Such a dream may be asking you to examine your ideas that are more rigid than is beneficial to you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of tapping into the technology of solar power may allow you to recognize that every human being has a birthright to an endless supply of abundance and limitless life force.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
When an umbrella appears in your dream, you feel you need protection from emotional experiences or unwanted expression of emotion. Water relates to emotions, and of all the ways in which we experience water in nature, rain is the most like crying. An umbrella is the standard-issue object designed to keep you dry in what ought to be a very wet experience. In this way, an umbrella in a dream connects to a desire to stay as unaffected by some emotional outpouring as you possibly can. This could be your own feelings or the emotional expressions of others in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The uvula is the thing that hangs down in the back of your throat. Its function is primarily related to the articulation of certain sounds within the range of human speech. It can often swell when there is an infection being fought by the body and, when stimulated, can cause a gag or retching reflex.
If something is occurring with the uvula in a dream, it should be considered as describing in symbolic terms your ability to fully express yourself.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the dream is positive - such as enjoying some chocolates with a friend or lover - then this is a symbol for happiness and contentment. If, however, you dream of a stomachache or toothache resulting from eating chocolate, you need to curb overindulgence in foods of any kind.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The significance of this dream depends on whether or not the dreamer normally wears glasses.
If he or she does normally wear glasses, this aspect of the dream has little significance. But for someone who does not wear glasses, dreaming of wearing glasses is a sign that things that are confusing now will become clearer very soon - unless it’s sunglasses, in which case things may become more obscure. Again, if you’re not certain what it is that will become either clearer or more obscure, look to the other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Dreaming of this gentle, kindhearted animal almost always signifies a new friendship, or the reaffirming of an old friendship. Even if the gorilla appears to be on the rampage, this is still a positive symbol.
A gorilla that is angry or upset merely indicates minor misunderstandings with a friend.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A healthy, well-kept lawn or other stretch of grass augurs success and prosperity, while sunburnt, blackened, or dead grass indicates financial setbacks.
To dream of planting, sowing or sodding grass indicates that you’ll have to work very hard to attain your goals, while cutting or mowing grass implies attaining security but nothing much beyond that.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the dreamer is witnessing the landslide as it happens, then sudden and unexpected events, which he really should be prepared for, will take him totally by surprise.
The dream is warning him to be prepared. Other symbols in the dream may reveal exactly what the events will entail, and what he should do about it.
If the landslide has already taken place and the rocks are lying in the middle of the road, then the dreamer faces obstacles ahead that will need to be removed before he or she can move on and accomplish whatever it is that needs to be done.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream of being in a casino surrounded by gambling tables and slot machines, then you are depending too much on chance and not enough on your own efforts to steer your life in the right way.
Dreaming of winning, however, is a sign that luck will play a major role in the success of a project or enterprise.
If you are watching a Las Vegas stage show, then something important in your life has less reality than glitz and glitter.
Driving on the Las Vegas strip indicates that you are approaching a time of your life when you will be concentrating more on having fun than on serious endeavors. Whether this is appropriate or not depends on other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you are hanging a load of laundry out to dry, then something you prefer to keep hidden will soon become public knowledge - as in the metaphor, “airing your dirty laundry.” But if you’re taking your laundry down, folding it, and/or putting it away, don’t worry - your secrets are safe.
Dreaming of actually doing your own laundry is a sign that you have made a major good impression on a friend or acquaintance, and as a result, opportunities - either business or social - will come your way.
Being in a laundry or dry cleaner’s shop is an omen of an increased social life.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A portent of uncertain times ahead, when you literally won’t know if you’re coming or going.
If the dreamer found his or her way out and wasn’t particularly concerned about it, then whatever problems you face will be set right and you can get on with your life. But if the dreamer was frightened, panicked, and kept running into dead ends, then the dream is telling him or her that it’s vital to calm down, try to relax, and face whatever appears to be stopping him from doing what he wants.
A change of direction is likely to be necessary.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The dreamer is standing in her own way, either consciously or unconsciously keeping herself from attaining her own dreams due to fear, which can manifest as extreme caution. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how the dreamer can release herself from that fear. Astrological parallel: Saturn. Tarot parallel: The Devil... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
By association with the winged chariot, the aeroplane represents a spiritual journey. However as more and more people use this form of transport, the aeroplane can simply suggest the need for quick action or change of circumstance. Like the bus, it can represent a group purpose.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Psychological / emotional perspective)an aeroplane denotes a search for psychological freedom, a move towards independent being. It also suggests transcendence of the mundane, a need to ‘lift off ’ into new ways of thinking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In some cases the aeroplane can suggest a phallic symbol or the assertive masculine.
A man may choose this interpretation at the beginning of a new relationship, whereas a woman is more likely to use this interpretation as she progresses further into the relationship and understands her partner’s ambition and drive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically we need to regain control of forces outside ourselves. We are in a position that puts us in some kind of danger, most likely from old ideas and attitudes which have become ‘frozen’ by continuous use.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Spiritually, balance represents fairness and impartiality.
To be thrown off balance suggests that we have received a sufficiently bad blow or emotional shock for us to lose that impartiality. Balanced scales are a representation of the zodiac sign of libra. This suggests an equilibrium between two polarities – often man’s higher and baser nature. Justice – and, therefore, a balanced viewpoint – is symbolized by the scales.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To have the feeling that we are looking for the balance of a quantity of goods indicates we have more mental assets than we had first realized and need to start using them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In terms of spiritual progression in both men’s and women’s dreams, a representation of balance suggests an equilibrium between masculine and feminine qualities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The cellar most often represents the subconscious and those things we may have suppressed through an inability to handle them.
A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. Often associated with self-image and self-confidence, we may not have come to terms with our own charisma and personal power and prefer to keep it hidden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side; the white the open, clear, free side. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Blackmail suggests that there is a part of us that is aware of information that we hold. However, we have difficulty in sharing that information with others. We may also be called upon to account for past actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: For many people privacy is a very emotive issue and to dream of blackmail suggests that someone has penetrated our defences, probably in an inappropriate way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When there is conflict between two courses of action, to dream of blackmail suggests that we are being forced in some way to take an action which goes against our natural instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we become aware of a burglar or intruder in our dreams we are experiencing some form of unwelcome attention. This may be from external sources or from our own inner fears and difficult emotions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Since traditionally a burglar is perceived to be masculine, in a woman’s dream he may represent the wayward antisocial aspect of the men around her. In a man’s dream, a burglar is more likely to represent his need to control his own sense of impropriety.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: We hide – both from ourselves and others – those aspects of our personalities with which we cannot deal. This is a defensive mechanism which when highlighted in dreams, needs to be considered very carefully.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Whereas camouflage in nature is a spontaneous occurrence, in man it is a more deliberate act and for many is associated with war or dangerous situations. There may be a threat to our integrity or sense of control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The symbol of a caterpillar is of metamorphosis or the spiritual potential, largely unrecognized, which must transmute into something more beautiful. We must change and grow from what we are now into a different way of being.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of caterpillars would indicate that we need to remain flexible in our attitude to change. Also, because of the caterpillar’s association with creeping things, it may represent evil or difficulty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The caterpillar appearing in a dream usually indicates that we are undergoing some form of major change. We may be being warned that we must undergo a complete upheaval before we can achieve our goal. There may well then be a period of transition or apparent stasis.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: The caterpillar is a recognizable first symbol of the growth process. In a woman’s dream it may represent an awareness of a potential pregnancy whereas for a boy such an image suggests his emerging sexuality. In a man’s dream a caterpillar signifies the commencement of a journey of discovery about his spirituality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Often highlighted as a suitable gift for lovers, in a woman’s dream such a gift may signify an unrecognized potential in a relationship. In a man’s dream he may recognize in himself the need to care for and appreciate others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
We symbolize creating the centre of our universe by circumambulation. Many religions use walking around an area in a circle more than once to signify a magical or sacred space.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A car being clamped in dreams suggests a deliberate bar to movement. This may be because a particular task has taken too long, because authority has stepped in or because we have not paid enough attention to detail.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When an object in dreams collapses we need to be aware of situations in our lives which are damaged or under threat if we do not take care. Seeing a person collapse suggests that there may be a health issue around which needs attention.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If a barrier or wall is seen to collapse without assistance it signifies that two aspects of life are coming together and there is no longer need for division.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we are causing delay then we are not yet ready to take action: if someone else is the cause then we must wait for outside circumstances to be right.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Our instinctive attitude to sex often becomes apparent in dreams through the sexual act, and to ejaculate in a dream may be an effort to understand negative feelings. It could also simply be indicative of the need for release, and the satisfaction of sexual needs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Most teenage boys have what are called ‘wet’ dreams – or more properly nocturnal emissions – when they do actually ejaculate in sleep. These usually occur before the youngster has fully come to terms with the changes occurring in his body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: For an epidemic / plague to take hold people would need to be capable of being contaminated. From an emotional perspective in dreams an epidemic might suggest some kind of group hysteria.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Any national flag will signify a degree of patriotism that may be necessary, or possibly the need to be more militant. Now with its connection to international sport, a flag can suggest an opportunity for exhibitionism.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A flag in a dream will have the same meaning as a banner – that is a standard or a place round which people with common aims and beliefs can gather. It may represent old-fashioned principles and beliefs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The lightning flash is a function within jewish kabbalist belief when something to be manifested is drawn very quickly through the sephiroth (spheres of existence) to become real in the physical world. As we become more aware of spiritual matters this symbol becomes part of our vocabulary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: A flash in dreams signifies a build up of energy, which may be emotional, warning us that such energy, while potentially destructive, can be used positively.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Concentrated light is significant on the mundane level as a flash of inspiration in a particular project or a moment of clarity when circumstances are particularly obscure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The term ‘a galaxy of stars’ originally applied to what we now call the milky way. In that sense, it symbolizes a potent part of our own universe, and a concept the magnitude of which is not easily grasped.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: A galaxy is a huge collection and thus symbolizes vastness and depth in dreams, and not only one emotional response but many. Since we in dreams are usually observing the phenomena, there is an element of objectivity in being able to view our emotions in this way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A galaxy of celebrities, in the sense of a group of people, most of whom have some importance in their own field, are perceived as powerful. In dreams, if this image is present we perhaps need to decide what the common factor is between them and how this might relate to our lives. You might like to consult the entries for celebrity, crowd, group, planets and shapes / patterns.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A garland is symbolic of the need for dedication, either spiritually or physically. It may also represent an element of our subconscious holiness, or rather undeveloped spirituality, which we need to acknowledge.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, a garland can represent honour and recognition and can form a link or bond with the people who honoured us. In dreams, it will be important to interpret what the garlands are made of, since this may help us to identify our best abilities; for instance, garlands of bay laurel were used to honour apollo and his many attributes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Depending on the type of garland in the dream, we are recognizing some distinction or honour for ourselves.
If we are wearing the garland, such as a hawaiian flower garland, we are looking at various ways of making ourselves happy. We are looking at dedication, and at some way of setting ourselves apart from others. Winners in sports contests are often honoured by garlands, so in dreams these would signify competition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Glass, being transparent, symbolizes the barrier between ordinary life and the life hereafter and between the physical and spiritual realms. It can also suggest the transparency of truth as we understand it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of breaking glass is to be breaking through barriers. We are shattering the emotions that keep us trapped and moving into a clearer space where we do not allow barriers to build. Frosted or smoked glass can indicate a desire for privacy, or our obscured view of a particular situation within our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of glass indicates the invisible but very tangible barriers we may erect around ourselves in order to protect ourselves from meaningful relationship with other people. They may also represent the barriers that other people put up and also be those aspects of ourselves that we have built up in our own defence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, when we are able to wear glasses we are more able to look at that which is external to ourselves rather than turning inwards and becoming introspective. So, in dreams, glasses can represent the need for extroversion within a situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: For glasses or spectacles to stand out in a dream indicates a connection with our ability to see or to understand. Equally, if someone is unexpectedly wearing glasses, it is to do either with our lack of understanding or perhaps their inability to see where we are coming from.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In being so similar to the human being, gorillas have represented the more frightening aspects of mankind. As time passes, we recognize familiar aspects of a somewhat undeveloped personality coupled with a strong sense of family.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The hourglass measures time and is a spiritual symbol for the length of our physical lives. In former times, the hourglass was frequently taken as a symbol of death. More properly it is now seen as a measurement of the passage of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are particularly under stress, we can be overly aware of the running out of time; that it can become an enemy. This is often symbolized in dreams as an hourglass.
It is probably from the hourglass that we get the word deadline; when the sand runs out the energy has gone.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To experience something that measures time is often to alert us to the need for measuring our thoughts and activities. When such a symbol is old-fashioned – as in an hourglass – our perception of time and its management may be old-fashioned. We need to use different, and more precise, ways of measuring those activities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Occasionally we all need to recharge our batteries, and to dream of an island can help, or warn us, to do this.
Dreaming of a desert or treasure island indicates there is something to be gained by being alone and exploring our ability to cope with such a situation. We may actually function better in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Spiritual isolation signifies the hermit, or recluse – any person living in seclusion, whether through religious belief or not. This suggests the need to spend time alone in tranquility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we isolate ourselves (for example, on an island) it suggests that we do not wish or need to become emotionally involved with someone.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we find ourselves in isolation in a dream we should decide if it is by our own volition or because of others.
If by our own wish, then there is a quality in us which has difficulty in relating to others; if because of others, we perhaps need to explore rejection and our feelings about it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Often, dreaming of labels links with our need to name things. Our sense of identity comes from the name we are given, and our ‘label’ is much to do with the way that others see us and understand us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of working in a laboratory indicates that we need to be more ordered in our approach to life. We may have certain talents that need to be developed in an objective fashion, or we may need to develop our thinking faculty further.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The 12 labours of hercules are reputed to represent the passage of the sun through the 12 signs of the zodiac. They are also the hardships and effort man uses to attain self-realization.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be labouring at something, in the sense of working hard, suggests that we have a goal we wish to achieve. We are prepared to put effort in to achieve success.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Spiritually the labyrinth experience marks a watershed.
It is a symbol for the transition stage between the physical, practical world and a deeper understanding of all mankind.
The route in one type of labyrinth is ‘unicursal’ – that is, it goes by a straightforward route, which covers maximum ground straight to the centre and out again.
The second type is designed with the intention to confuse, and has many blind alleys and unexpected twists. This can represent spiritual progress in dreams, through having to work out the key or code. Many trials and tribulations are met and overcome or negotiated on the path to attainment and the labyrinth may be a recurring image. Each individual will undertake his or her own route to the centre of his existence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, in undertaking our own life journey, we must at some point go through a form of labyrinth experience.
It is undertaken at a point when we must travel into the differing areas of our subconscious and come to terms with our fears and doubts, before confronting our own shadow.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: On a purely practical level, the labyrinth appearing in dreams signifies the need to explore the hidden side of our own personality. With its many twists, turns and potential blind alleys when it is not unicursal, it is a very potent representation of the human being.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In dreams the labyrinth can be suggested by any dream that has us exploring a series of underground passages.
It is held by some to be an exploration of the hidden feminine, whether in the sense of sophia (eternal wisdom) or the anima in men. Also consult the entries for maze and minotaur.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
As a handworked adornment in vestments and altars within religious rites, lace has an extremely ancient history. In dreams, therefore, it comes to symbolize worship and perhaps the capturing of spirit in craft of knotting. When joining two pieces of material such as linen, it signifies the transition between the physical and the spiritual realms n much symbolism can be worked into lace, so it is useful to note what, if anything, is depicted pictorially in this manner in dreams. Altar cloths, for instance, might contain christian images such as the cross or fertility symbols might be included in wiccan robes. As a creative art, which is less practised nowadays, lace may alert us to our own creativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: As a pastime, which kept women usefully employed and indeed was often the only source of income, from a practical perspective lace signifies gainful employment. More mundanely, to be tying our shoelaces suggests careful preparation.
To be untying them suggests relaxation and informality.
To lose shoelaces suggests insecurity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In a dream, the rungs of the ladder are often either seven or 12 in number, these being traditionally the stages of growth towards spirituality. Jacob’s dream of a ladder is one such potent image.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The ladder denotes our ability to break through to a new level of awareness, moving from the physical to the spiritual, but also being able to move downwards again. It also suggests communication between the physical and spiritual realms as a stage of transition. Occasionally it may also represent death, though this is more the death of the old self, or way of being, rather than a physical death.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The ladder in dreams denotes how secure we feel in moving from one situation to another. We may need to make a considerable effort to reach a goal or take an opportunity. Often this dream occurs during career changes and so has obvious connotations.
If the rungs are broken we can expect difficulty.
If someone else is carrying the ladder it could suggest that another person, perhaps a manager or colleague, has a part to play in our progression. You might like to consult the entry for levels / layers for additional clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Often thought to be the home of the magical feminine and of monsters, the lagoon stands for the darker side of femininity, and this is seen clearly in the legends of king arthur and those of the siren. This type of image will appear in dreams as we lose our fear of the depths of our own emotion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: Perhaps one of the reasons that a lake or lagoon is so enticing is because of its association with relaxation and ease. In both men’s and women’s dreams this quality will often come across albeit from slightly different perspectives; a stormy lake, for instance, may well signify a woman’s anger, whereas for a man it is likely to represent his partner’s distress. Also consult the entry for water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Lameness in the spiritual sense suggests the imperfection of creation, when an imperfect world is formed. Haephestos, one of the forge gods, was lamed when he was thrown out of heaven by his father zeus.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a knight with a lance will signify chivalry and dedication. In a man’s dream a lance will suggest his own ability to fight his own corner.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The landscape in a dream can be an integral part of the interpretation. It usually mirrors feelings and concepts that we have and, therefore, reflects our personality.
A rocky landscape would suggest problems, whereas a gloomy landscape might suggest pessimism and self-doubt.
A recurring scene may be one where in childhood we felt safe, or may reflect a feeling or difficulty with which we have not been able to come to terms. Landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than momentary moods.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: A slip of the memory or an inability to hold on to information can manifest in dreams as a lost object or a sense of searching for something we know we have once had.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: As it can be focused with pinpoint accuracy, from an emotional perspective this represents a kind of healing – that of cutting out emotional ‘demons’ and the pain associated with them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Any laser beam suggests a clarity of perception is required. This can have an intrinsic danger, however, in that if the insights gained are not sensitively handled it can be hurtful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we realize that we are last, for instance in a queue, we should perhaps decide whether we are following all others or bringing up the rear. In the latter sense this requires some courage because our back is exposed. Following others may mean that others take the risk.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If we are last in a dream there may be a situation in reality where our feelings are not being taken into account. Being the last to be chosen highlights an insecurity about our viability which may be a legacy from childhood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we ourselves are laughing we may be experiencing a release of tension. Often the object of our amusement will give a clue to the relevance of the dream in everyday life. It can also be seen as a sign of rejection.
To hear a crowd laughing suggests a shared enjoyment, if we do not have a sense of being laughed at.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Being laughed at in dreams suggests we may have a fear of being ridiculed, or may have done something which we feel is not appropriate. We may find ourselves embarrassing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Launching is associated with throwing – particularly a lance – and, therefore, emotionally represents perhaps an initial enthusiasm or enjoyment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The laurel wreath is often used to indicate triumph and victory and, therefore, is an acknowledgement of success. Traditionally, the laurel or bay is difficult to grow, so it will symbolize triumph over difficulty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The laurel or bay tree is less likely to appear in dreams nowadays with a mundane explanation, unless the dreamer is either a gardener or has a particular knowledge of symbolism. In former times, it would have represented a specific type of success.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A law is an instruction or way of working deliberately laid down or fixed so a spiritual law is a universal code which works for all mankind, sometimes more accessible in dreams than in reality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When our emotions are called into question, we can find that an appropriate way of operating is offered in dreams. We work according to unwritten laws that are correct for us.
The law in the guise of a policeman is an aspect of a higher authority there to give guidance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Any aspect of the law appearing in dreams is as much to do with our own code of behaviour in waking life as with ‘the law’ in the sense of authority. In dreams, our own internal sense of justice tends to take precedence over the laws of society.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A level in sacred architecture represents knowledge out of the norm. All religions are based on worshipping a cosmic order, which means that a key aspect of religion is trying to recreate this order, something we often try to do in dreams.
A stupa, for instance, a memorial instigated by buddha himself, is essentially made up of the following five levels: a) a square base b) a hemispherical dome c) a conical spire d) a crescent moon e) a circular disc each of these components is rich in spiritual significance and is identified with one of the five cosmic elements of creation. These are, from the base up, earth, water, fire, air and space.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: There are many levels of awareness that are available to us in the dream state. It will depend on our stage of advancement at which level we choose to interpret our dreams. As a child grows in maturity he will go through different ways of understanding his world, commensurate with his particular stage of growth, which will be reflected in dreams. These levels of understanding resonate even in adulthood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Where it strikes us that the magnifying glass itself and not what we are looking at is important, we are recognizing our own abilities, our own power within a situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When anything is magnified in a dream it is being brought to our attention.
To be using a magnifying glass indicates that we should be making what we are looking at conscious. It needs to be made part of our everyday working life and we do have the power to create something out of the material that we have.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The mandala is a sacred shape, which is so powerful that it is found in one form or another in most systems of belief, but most frequently in eastern religions. Typically, it is a circle enclosing a square with a symbol in the centre representing the whole of life.
It is mostly used as an aid to meditation. It moves us into a space that enables us to create a whole new concept of the principles of existence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams this pattern often appears without us knowing what it really represents.
It is only when it is drawn afterwards that is it recognizable as a mandala. This would suggest that it is a true expression of our individuality and connection with unity, whatever we consider this to be.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The mandala is often consciously depicted as an eight-pointed star and represents both man’s aspirations and his burdens. It often appears in recurring dreams in this form and then becomes a personal symbol of the journey from chaos to order. It has also been found that in a healing process this symbol will occur in dreams over and over again.
The particular shape, number of sides and colours in a mandala will be significant.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: A market is a bustling, happy place and to dream of one may indicate that we need to look after ourselves more and to spend time with more people.
An open air or farmers market suggests that we should pay more attention to the good things in life. It could also suggest that we need to become more commercial in the work that we are doing, or perhaps to be more creatively influenced, rather than doing something purely and simply because it is commercial – thus it has quite an ambivalent meaning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming that we are in a market indicates our ability to cope with everyday life, of being able to relate to people, but particularly to relate to crowds.
It is also the place of buying and selling and, therefore, often gives us some sort of indication as to how we value our various attributes, whether we have something to sell or whether we are buying.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The contrast between spiritual and material power is seen as two pillars in dreams. Esoterically, for there to be two pillars in a dream highlights the difference between the masculine and the feminine.
The left pillar represents the feminine, and is often seen as being black.
The right is masculine, and is seen in dreams as white.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Pillars mostly indicate a sort of support, so to become aware of supporting pillars indicates that the structure that we have given our lives may need some attention.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: One symbolism of a pillar is phallic, but another one is probably more accurate. We are able to create stability and to stand firm in the presence of difficulty. In dreams, to find that we are a pillar of the community suggests that we should be taking more responsibility for our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In the sense that a place suggests a ‘spot’, places appearing in dreams allow us to orientate ourselves in order to make the best use of information we are given. Interpreting the symbolism of certain places gives us an insight into our own ‘inner landscape’.
A place that becomes fertile or lighter in the course of the dream indicates that an aspect that we have not previously appreciated – or have found unpleasant – is now developing possibilities and potentials, possibly for spiritual development. Dreary, unfriendly places, or tranquil favourable landscapes may well refer to our subjective view of the world.
To find such landscapes changing in the course of a dream suggests that our attitudes are changing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The country where the dream takes place may have certain resonances for the dreamer.
For example, america for most people will signify a rather brash, commercially oriented culture, england tends to be seen as inhibited and dutiful, while france will represent the temperamental masculine, and so on. Other places that offer information for consideration are as follows: our birthplace represents a secure space where we feel at ease.
A bright and sunny place suggests fun and liveliness, whereas a dark, shadowy, murky scene signifies despondency and gloom. Darkened places can also represent the unconscious. Countryside can suggest a particular mood or feeling, especially of freedom. Composite scenes consisting of many images recognizable to us are usually drawing attention to particular qualities, ideals and moods. These all enhance the information content of the dream, may have particular associations for us or have been included because of frequently encountered associations.
A familiar place will often take us back to childhood or a time of learning and a particularly beautiful place may allow us to fantasize so that we can make more use of creative visualization. Jungles connect with the labyrinth and ways of understanding our sexuality, whereas a place that feels oppressive has formerly been a sanctuary, but is no longer.
A sheltered place offers peace and security. Also see the individual entry. Unknown places indicate aspects of ourselves of which we are not yet aware. Such places can lead to an environment that seems familiar and yet we do not know it. This signifies a situation we are continually re-running in our lives. Wide-open spaces offer us freedom of movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When the environment or setting of a dream is particularly noticeable there is usually some kind of message or information being given. Sometimes the place reflects our inner state of mind or mood. It can be a reminder of a particular place, which had meaning at a specific time in our life, and sometimes a reminder of particular people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Very subtle influences come into play when we begin to develop spiritually. Hair plaited into the shape of a crown – or wound round the head – indicates spiritual attainment. Hair is often used as a representation of the individual in magical spells.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Plaited hair was formerly a means of creating order and cleanliness. Often in dreams to see a plait reminds us of the talisman – or favour belonging to his lady – that a knight of old would carry into battle. Nowadays it is more of a lucky charm.
To be plaiting string, rope, hair etc. Highlights our ability to weave the different influences of our, or someone else’s, life into a coherent whole.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In olden times, a plait using three strands indicated the interweaving of body, mind and spirit. It also represented the influences that were assimilated by a growing girl and taken into her understanding of herself as a woman.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In dreams, a plait represents womanhood. In the present day, the more creative men will often wear their hair longer, and for this to happen in a dream suggests that they are in process of recognizing their emerging sensitivity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Plans are diagrams designed to help in certain tasks, whether that is construction or in the sense of a map. They are of assistance in spiritual development in that they let us see the way forward.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: As planning is such an integral part of business life today, the image or idea will surface in dreams quite frequently. When a plan or plans are dropped in a dream the significance is obvious.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of visiting a family planning centre, she may be becoming aware of her wish to be pregnant. In a man’s dream this may suggest his wish or need to take responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Spiritually, once we become aware of how the subtle energies can help us live our lives successfully, we can learn to make use of planetary energy. This is a belief that goes back to ancient times and is the basis of astrology.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The interpretations of the planetary significances are: jupiter suggests growth and expansion, and also freedom from limitation. Mars indicates activity and war but also drive. Mercury signifies communication, intuition and mental powers.
The moon represents our emotions and our links with our mother. Neptune works with illusion – but also with inspiration. Pluto has charge of the unconscious and transformation. Saturn is a restraining influence and rules the past.
The sun usually symbolizes the self and the energy that we have. Uranus governs sudden changes. Venus highlights love and beauty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of planets is to be linking with very subtle energies, which surround us and have an effect on our lives, even though we may not be consciously aware of them. Often as we begin to study the esoteric arts we become more aware of these influences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Plants in a spiritual sense signify both the life force and the cycle of life. Because they die only to grow again, they also suggest death and rebirth. You might also like to consult the entries for garden and weeds.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: If the plants are growing wild, there is a part of us that needs freedom.
If they are grown in regimented rows we are aware of too much concern for the views of other people. Many plants have both healing and magical qualities. Equally, without proper knowledge, plants can be harmful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Many dreams will hold images of climbing and of reaching a plateau. Spiritually this offers us choices. We can rest on our laurels and take time out to assess our progress, or we can use the plateau for calm and peace.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: After a great deal of effort we reach a place that is even and not difficult to cross. Sometimes it can represent a period of peace and quiet, sometimes stasis where there is no energy left for change. When this happens in a work situation we eventually need to decide on and initiate whatever further action is needed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, the play that takes place is a distillation of our experiences, knowledge and abilities.
The creator in us directs the performance to enable us to get the best benefit of the information it contains. Images in dreams are put together to have the greatest impact and to make the interpretation as easy as possible. Sometimes, however, to catch our attention the unexpected occurs, which means that we have to seek explanation from a source outside ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: As we mature we need to develop certain emotional coping skills. In dreams these can be seen as a protective covering, hence the image of the umbrella.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: An umbrella is a shelter and a sanctuary, and it is this symbolism that comes across in dreams. Often in a work situation we need to work under someone’s teaching, and this feeling of safety can be recognized in dreams. Occasionally, as in the term ‘umbrella organization’, the umbrella is seen as all-encompassing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A village can symbolize restriction and an unsophisticated attitude. Because the pace of life is slower, we may find that the village in a dream in today’s busy world is a symbol of relaxation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of Aladdin implies a very powerful inner spirit able to manipulate the world to achieve in the highest of ways. There is a message from your unconscious to nurture your inner child by being patient and kind to any children or animals you are in charge of.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream about an avalanche is a sign that you have strong pent-up feelings that are about to explode. In a general sense, an avalanche signifies the overall tensions and burdens of life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see the color of black in your dream represents disapproval in a person or situation. It also stands for darkness, isolation, and unimportance. Black can also symbolize concealment, dishonesty, or the end of life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of seeing or being a burglar is an indication that you are losing your stamina. It can also mean that worries and angst are making it difficult for you to deny others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Calamari in a dream heralds an event of a significant nature, perhaps a celebration.
To dream of simple unbuttered calamari, garnished with a slice of lemon shows an ease and grace in relation to the news.
Dreaming of battered calamari with a selection of dips indicates confusion around an event and decisions to be made. Dreams of calamari or squid swimming in the sea may indicate many choices and the intelligence to choose appropriately.
Dreaming of live calamari may indicate the ability to juggle many things at once thus opening up broader opportunity for success.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of a calculator indicates there is an issue or situation in your waking life that requires your careful consideration. You have several options available to you, and it is important that you carefully map out your plan. Alternatively, it may represent a particularly crafty friend.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of a caterpillar implies that you are slowly progressing towards reaching your inner spirituality. You haven’t yet achieved your objectives, but you are definitely on the right path.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are in a cellar symbolizes the area in your mind where you tend to bury your concerns and painful issues.
To dream that you are going down a cellar implies that you are prepared to confront these issues that you have been avoiding. You are ready to put the past behind you and move on with your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of old classmates implies that someone from your past is relevant in understanding a present friendship or association. Some inner realization from earlier days will help you to resolve an issue today.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of seeing or working with clay implies that you are a very imaginative and inventive person. It can also indicate your ability to influence or sway the opinions of others in your favor. This dream may mean that you haven’t given yourself adequate objectives to strive for.
It is time to organize your life and target your priorities. In another view, clay can represent excrement or waste.
To see a clay pot in your dream is an indication of innocence, loyalty, and integrity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dance class in your dream implies the imminent release from a discouraging emotional situation. It suggests rapid growth based on prior personal development and inner fortitude, in other words, you may be about to reap the harvest of seeds sown in the past.
To dream that you are watching a dance class in progress can indicate movement into a pleasurable period of creativity. Dreaming that you are late for a dance class belies an unconscious fear that life may be passing you by.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of ejaculation without pleasure suggests an underlying sense of pressure in a close personal relationship at this time.
To ejaculate unexpectedly indicates a buildup of tension that may be inappropriately released in an unexpected way and time. This is a reminder to deal with issues as they arise rather than bottling them up and to speak about emotions rather than suppress them.
To have guilt-free and pleasurable ejaculation within a dream indicates an appropriate release of pent up energy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you see a gorilla indicates that you could be a bit rambunctious. You may be making up for your firm and unyielding demeanor in your waking life. This dream may also indicate your primitive instincts, your outgoing adventurousness, or some sexual energy that needs an outlet.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dream about an in-law represents scrutiny and insecurity in regards to new responsibilities. You may have recently experienced a promotion but be having conflict with your boss. This person has strong influence upon your life and you may feel the problems someone is causing you for an unexpected downside of a greater reward. Alternatively, to dream of your in-law symbolizes an evolving working relationship.
The dream may also be a hint to strictly adhere to the rules and be mindful of your actions.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of an island symbolizes an easy, comfortable, and well-lived life.
To dream that you are stranded on an island signifies that you are wallowing in despair and are at a lost as to what to do with your life. Alternatively, you may be seeking a form of refuge. Perhaps you are refusing to confront certain situations and have opted to run away from the inevitable.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are in a laboratory implies that you are trying to discover your spirituality and explore your emotions and characteristics. You may be facing a major change in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of a lanai symbolizes your carefree and receptive nature. You welcome and appreciate new ideas. Similar to the rest and relaxation associated with the Hawaiian islands, a dream involving a lanai likewise suggests a getaway as a means to restore your strength and focus before darting back to your busy routine.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of your landlord represents your controlling nature. It corresponds your objective and dependable personality. Perhaps there is a need for better control and management on a particular aspect of your character.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of various landscapes symbolizes your current standing in life or relationships. This provides appreciation and recognition for the vital role you play in the community. According to Sigmund Freud, the landscape represents the human body.
To dream of seeing ever-changing landscapes represents psychological transitions or emotional advancement. It stands for different phases in your life. Then again, your dream may be a reminder for you to consider other points of view. Recall the important elements in the landscape and consider their corresponding symbolism and representations.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of a landslide symbolizes emotions you have been pushing back for a while. These emotions continue to build up and may soon manifest in an emotional overload. Your pent-up emotions might take the form of a violent outburst.
The landslide in your dream may also represent the anxieties, worries, and responsibilities you carry in life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of laryngitis may be suggesting that you have said too much and should now remain quiet. There is an implication of a tendency to become unnecessarily involved where your input isn’t required. There is a message here of self-care, rather than directing your energy outside of yourself at this time.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are in Las Vegas signifies luxury and gluttony. You need to show some better control at some aspect in your life, especially those relating to earthly concerns and desires. Alternatively, it suggests that emotional problems and concerns will affect how you perceive things in life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of laughing may indicate a buildup of stress or tension. Many people laughing is a message to give yourself a break and be a little more playful in your waking life. Someone laughing at you implies social anxiety and the need to be mentally kinder to yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of a lilac indicates heartache and rejection. Additionally, this dream reminds you to be wary of your environment. Things that you see and hear should not be taken at face value.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of a llama indicates unwavering trust, power, and longevity. On the other hand, it may also mean that you are upset and anxious because you have too many problems.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of being surrounded by malachite indicates a high level of spiritual protection based on strong heart energy. Finding a piece of malachite or imagining the color green when you are feeling low or in need may be helpful for you. Holding a small piece of Malachite in a dream may be a reminder to watch that your diet is low in acidic foods like meat and coffee.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An outlaw in a dream represents the side of your personality which is unacceptable to society. You may have previously been discouraged from pursuing a goal and now this part of you is requesting a second look. Times may have changed and you might be feeling strong enough to renew your efforts to achieve these goals.
To dream that you are threatened by an outlaw indicates that you are afraid of an improper desire’s power over you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of plants suggests productivity, spiritual nurture, improvement, or growth.
A dream involving plants may be a trajectory of your thoughtful and affectionate nature. In particular, indoor plants hints of life hurdles that may be inhibiting your growth potential. You are not poised to execute your daily undertakings with absolute independence.
Dreaming of plants may likewise suggest a fervent wish to be closer to nature.
If you are alienated from your children, then the plants can be seen as a symbol for your estranged children.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are on a playground denotes a desire to avoid your daily tasks and obligations. Also try to consider objects in the playground as a symbol pertaining to the things you want to express. It may be that you have certain talents and abilities that you enjoy doing, and it needs to be further developed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of the sight of your relatives denotes personal involvement with your family, and the emotions associated with them. This dream mirrors some aspects about yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are eating a salad signifies that in order to elevate your inner harmony, you must be willing to be influenced only by positive experiences rather than negative. It can also mean that you possess the desire to live a healthier life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of someone handing you a bottle of salad dressing suggests you will be surprised and delighted by a new connection in your life.
To dream of wishing your salad had dressing implies a desire to bring a little zest into your waking life; your life may have become mundane and left you feeling as though you are in a rut.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of speaking about your salary in a positive way may mean you have a thoughtful and grateful conscious and therefore are likely to expect good fortune emotionally and possibly financially.
Dreaming of feeling unhappy about your salary or talking in a negative fashion suggests a downward mental spiral that may need to be addressed now before you begin to feel depressed. Someone coming to you with news of a salary raise is a message to you that you are able to make emotional changes necessary to better your life generally.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are in a slaughterhouse implies that you may need to concede a quality or attribute so that you can continue on with your life. You may need to cut off a part of yourself in order to move ahead.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Airplanes in dreams may carry the same connotations as air (e.g., ideas, intellect) or simply represent flying dreams. Particularly if one is the pilot, an airplane may represent one’s body, freedom, the power to “rise above” a situation, soaring to new heights, or even escape from everyday concerns.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
An avalanche signifies being overwhelmed, especially by emotions that could not be experienced or previously expressed owing to the “frozen” nature of the individual.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Unless one’s dream flows directly out of associations with an actual basement, the connotations of an underground room are obvious enough, which is that a basement represents the unconsciousness. (Freudians view basements as symbols of sexual energy.) Being afraid of going into a basement in a dream, for example, often symbolizes fear of the unknown or fear of repressed aspects of oneself. And being locked in the basement can indicate feeling immobilized by the power of the unconscious.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreaming about burglars can represent anxiety about someone taking something away. Less obviously, a dream burglar can be a neglected part of ourselves. (See also Robbery, Stealing, Thieves / Theft).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A lower level of a building is a natural symbol of the subconscious mind. Going down into the cellar may signify descending into one’s stored (and perhaps repressed) past.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For most people chocolate is considered an indulgence. Chocolate in a dream may therefore symbolize that the dreamer feels the need to be rewarded and deserves special treatment. Alternatively, perhaps the dreamer has been indulging in too many excesses and needs to practice some restraint.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream of a school group in which one is a participant or the teacher may symbolize learning life’s lessons or being the authority in matters of life. In certain esoteric traditions, dreaming of being in a classroom is interpreted as meaning that the soul attends classes on the “inner planes” during sleep. Such a dream may also relate to one’s social, political, or economic status, or even to one’s uniqueness (e.g., “in a class of her own”). Divisions, often prejudicial, of race, color, or creed may also be indicated by such a dream (e.g., class consciousness, most significantly as practiced in India). (See also School, Seminar).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Collars represent confinement and restraint (e.g., to “collar” someone). They also indicate completing or finishing something, as in putting the collar on a garment. Collars often are an indication of control (e.g., prisoners) or a token of subservience (e.g., slaves).
This kind of dream may well describe a frustrated work situation or a confining relationship.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If not related to one’s eyeglasses in the real world, dream spectacles could indicate that something needs to be examined more clearly or attended to more carefully. Alternatively, looking at the world through “rose colored glasses” would indicate a reality check is in order.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To escape to an island in a dream may mean the peace of solitude is needed by the dreamer.
A further meaning is that the dreamer is afraid of the surrounding waters of his or her unconscious and wishes to remain isolated from his or her inner feelings.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A ladder can symbolize an aid in one’s climb to new levels of awareness of one’s inner world as well as greater understanding of outer conditions. Career and social standing are also symbolized by the ladder (“climbing the social ladder”), as is material prosperity (“the ladder of success”).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
“As gentle as a lamb” is a common metaphor brought to mind by this symbol. In a dream this symbol can indicate the Lamb of God (Christ), or being sacrificed like a “lamb to the slaughter.” The dreamer’s relationship with this symbol determines its meaning.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreaming about a lane can have the same meaning as dreaming about a road: namely, the direction of our life or our life path. Whereas a dream about a country lane might be alluding to a “trip down memory lane,” a lane on a multi-lane highway could indicate “life in the fast lane.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Overhearing or being spoken to in an unfamiliar language in a dream can symbolize anything we are having difficulty understanding in other parts of our life. Alternatively, another part of our mind might be trying to communicate something to us that we don’t quite understand.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
An experience of being late in a dream often reflects a sense of being too late in some area of our waking lives. Alternatively, perhaps the message of the dream is “better late than never.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Laughing in a dream often has the same meaning as it does in ordinary life: namely, taking something lightly or putting others at ease. Alternatively, a dream laugh can be alluding to one of many idioms, from “have the last laugh” to “laughing all the way to the bank.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreaming about lava can reflect a number of different conditions, from a fever to overheated sexuality or emotions. Something from our past that erupts to the surface.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A mandala is an intricate design, usually of circular or square patterns, used in meditation to focus the mind: One gazes at and concentrates on the center or on a dot within the center of the design.
This meditative concentration brings about a state of mind in which healing, harmony, and order can be restored. In Jungian psychology, mandalas represent the Self. To dream of a mandala may signal that it is time for the dreamer to look inward, or it may be a reflection of the positive changes the dreamer is experiencing in waking life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream that focuses on one’s necklace can indicate feelings of specialness or wealth, or associations with a person who might have given one the necklace as a gift. Alternatively, it could be weighing one down like “a millstone around one’s neck.” (See also Jewels / Jewelry, Ring).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
As a floor plank, this symbol could mean the dream is about physical or moral support. More frequently, we associate this term with the legendary pirate practice of “walking the plank,” which was a simple form of execution. Yet another association is describing someone as “dumb as a plank” (“dumb as a post”).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For a person devoted to gardening, plants can have a wide range of meanings. More specifically, most of us associate plants with life and especially with growth, so a dream about plants could be drawing on either of those associations. Planting has other associations, such as beginning a new project.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Most people become deeply and violently repulsed after visiting a slaughterhouse. In a dream, a slaughterhouse could be a response to a traumatic experience in one’s waking life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: An alarm going off is a warning to act swiftly on a present project. Setting off the alarm yourself: you are restless, impatient, and nervous; or you are getting unnecessarily worked up about somebody else’s problem. Depth Psychology: See Signal, Whistle.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about an avalanche rushing down a mountain is a warning: you have set something negative in motion that is almost impossible to stop. Being buried by an avalanche: you are affected by an unhappy event.
Depth Psychology: The avalanche is always a warning about impending danger that can still be averted. See Glacier, Snow.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about losing your sense of balance: somebody wants to “push” you around, rob you of your peace, or block your way. Doing acrobatic acts you would never attempt in real life is a warning: don’t be too daring and independent. But the dream is also a symbol of your self-confidence.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about an empty beer glass (or several): you are unconsciously looking for company.
A full glass of beer, or drinking beer: your health will remain good. Several full glasses of beer: you are clearly satisfied with the way your life is going. Spilling beer: no more peace and quiet—get ready for some exciting days. See Alcohol.
Depth Psychology: Beer is a symbol of peace, serenity , and an unflappable personality.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a pair of binoculars, or looking through them: a satisfactory and secure future. Seeing a pair of broken binoculars: an unstable financial situation in the near future. Be careful with money and future projects.
Depth Psychology: Binoculars represent your desire to look into and find out about the future. Since binoculars enlarge everything, don’t take a present situation too seriously—many things are actually much smaller than they appear to be in the beginning.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Writing on a blackboard: start managing your money better and don’t borrow any right now.
A blank blackboard: expect to receive a note—and pay careful attention to what is says! Wiping a blackboard clean: you have thought through your new approach to a project much better than before.
Depth Psychology: Are you looking at a blackboard for help and advice? Is the advice a warning to watch out for losses and risks? Is it a reminder from your unconscious to prepare a certain matter more carefully? You will know the answer better than anyone else.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a blacksmith indicates that you should start working on yourself, developing your talents, accepting fate with courage, and thereby “forging” your true personality. Seeing a blacksmith at work: “strike while the iron is hot”!
Depth Psychology: The blacksmith is working on personality traits that are rigid and unbending. Blacksmith dreams are always a sign of change, of a personality being formed. What are you “forging” in the dream? Maybe the dream suggests you use your energies and creativity to solve your problems and reach your goals.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about having to “go to the bathroom” in public: quit being embarrassed or ashamed. Usually the dream comes from a simple physical urge to empty your bladder, but your need for uninterrupted sleep is still so great that your unconscious is trying all kinds of tricks to keep you from having to get up.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Wrapping a blanket around yourself means you’re afraid of your enemies; but it is also a warning to be less open toward others. Looking at one or more blankets: company is coming. Sometimes the image of a blanket might announce a new member of the family on the way. See Wool.
Depth Psychology: What are you hiding from yourself or others? What are you ashamed of? WTio do you wish would keep you warm? What would you really like to “cover up”?... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: A blaze always means uncertainty, insecurity, and that you’re in need of help.
Vision: Seeing a house engulfed in bright flames: a timely change for the better in a certain matter, or you can expect something new to take place.
If the burning house is engulfed in dense smoke, and you are unable to recognize the people around you and their intentions, your own plans and actions have not yet “matured.” If you are setting something ablaze: your fight against fate is futile.
Depth Psychology: Every dream invoking fire needs to be taken seriously, because your emotional energies have—either through internal or external events—become destructive.
The fire might also be a symbol for erotic passions or repressed urges. Sometimes a blaze signals mental problems or an obsession with an idea. Something is “burning” inside you—find out soon what it is.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a closed box: others are keeping secrets. Does the box have a lock and is there a key in the lock? If so: you are bent on finding out about other people’s secrets. Looking at a box: you are either getting a present or will have a pleasant experience.
An empty box is a warning: you are going to lose something or somebody is stealing from you.
Depth Psychology: A box is the hiding place for our secrets and experiences (as well as memories). Why don’t you open the box and see what you find? See Box (Small), Suitcase.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: In a woman’s dream, a burglar shows what she wants to “steal” from life—maybe a few romantic adventures? Maybe a few hours of relaxation? The dream is an indication vou want to get something on the sly, something you can’t get openly. Are you doing this often? Handing a burglar over to the police: you might win in court or get a reward for something. See Thief.
Depth Psychology: The burglar is a shadowy figure threatening your emotional health. Do vou have a bad conscience? Are you afraid (particularly if you are a woman) of sexual intercourse? Do you have secret desires for a sexual adventure?... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming that your house has been robbed always means that you are violating your body, which affects your vitality and health. Witnessing a robbery: expect an unpleasant surprise. It also suggests you let go of the old and follow a new course. In a woman’s dream, a robbery often suggests a love affair. See Robbery.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a caterpillar: new possibilities will open up—pay attention but be cautious. Watching several caterpillars: some people don’t have your best interests at heart, but be very careful. Things are turning out to be very different from what you expected. Catching or killing a caterpillar: your distrust in anodier person is justified—as you will soon find out.
Depth Psychology: You—or people around you—have hidden talents that will emerge later.
The caterpillar can also point to physical cravings, because it is “blind to the intellectual and spiritual dimension.”... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The cellar represents the place where all our memories, experiences, and our emotional garbage are stored. Dreaming about a cellar is a sign that we want to forget it, not think about any of it. However, our behavior and actions are still influenced by those energies. This “cellar” can be the source of strength as well as anguish.
It is the depository of such emotions as hate, anger, fear, cravings, etc.
The dream is challenging you to “clean out your basement”—to look at issues from the past that interfere with your life. This dream symbol appears frequently and taking the advice it gives is not easy—after all “cleaning the basement” is a dirty job! See Basement, Cave, Grotto, Tomb.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at chocolate: try to get your dependence on food under control. Receiving chocolate as a gift: you either have already or will gam a very reliable friend. Giving a gift of chocolate: you would like to have a certain someone as your friend.
Depth Psychology: Chocolate is a symbol of temptation, but it also stands for vitality and good health. Are you trying to bribe someone with chocolate? Is someone trying to bribe you?... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: The clam stands for the grave from which we will some day be resurrected; it is also represents fertility.
Vision: Looking at or finding clams: a pleasant, peaceful, and harmonious future (particularly for a female dreamer). Watching a clam being opened: a carefully protected secret is revealed or betrayed.
Depth Psychology: The clam, mussel, and oyster represent female sex organs, and the dream, therefore, expresses erotic desires (particularly in men s dreams). But the dream also suggests a rich emotional life and a vulnerability that is hidden inside hard shells. Maybe there is even a pearl hidden inside? See Jewelry, Pearl. Would you like to hide inside a mussel, or ttclam up” and be silent? See Crab.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at clay: progress in your personal affairs is possible only through sheer willpower and patience. You are stuck in a difficult situation. You need strength and energy to overcome the obstacles in your way. Working with clay: your position at work is secure. Building a house with clay: you are either establishing a household or enlarging the one you already have. Sculpting with clay: you have artistic talent or need to realize a creative project. You are “sculpting” your own destiny. See Earth, Mud.
Depth Psychology: Is your life built on a shaky foundation? Are you stuck in a difficult situation right now and don’t know how to get out of it? Take heart: clay is pliable and can be shaped and made into many things! Clay may symbolize your body and vour material needs.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Surprisingly enough, if a man dreams about Coca- Cola, it symbolizes—because of the bubbling froth—the realization of sexual desires. Seeing a man drinking Coca-Cola might mean that it’s time to take a break. See Lemonade.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about being delayed: you have chosen the wrong support—be better prepared next time.
Depth Psychology: Do you have the feeling that you missed a connection? Are you afraid that you will miss the right moment next time? Do you often avoid making decisions? Do you like to put off until tomorrow what you could do today? Do you like to “sit” on your problems, hoping they will go away? Stop procrastinating—get busy—and the dream is telling you to do it now!... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: Wearing glasses is a symbol of virtue, moderation, and balance.
Vision: Losing glasses: you will find intrigue and lies in your immediate surroundings. Somebody putting glasses on you is a suggestion to think honestly about whether you are too easily influenced by others; you are putty in their hands. Wearing glasses: you want to get a better understanding of your life and are doing just that. Someone else wearing dark glasses: someone in your immediate surroundings wants to hide his/her true intentions—be careful. See Eyes.
Depth Psychology: A pair of glasses is often a symbol of a distorted view of the world.
The unconscious is making itself known: a matter or a person needs to be reexamined; it may also mean that you see the world through “rose-colored glasses.” See Blindness.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a fireplace without a fire: a warning about losing something—either a good job or a good friend.
A fire burning in the fireplace: expect carefree times in your family and in intimate relationships.
If smoke is coming from the fireplace: worries and problems in your house or family. See Oven, Soot.
Depth Psychology: A fireplace stands for female sex organs. In a man’s dream, it represents sexual feelings that need to be controlled (like the fire in the fireplace!). In a woman’s dream, it is either a symbol of her search for human contact, affection, and warmth, or a sign that she doesn’t feel safe.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: If you are carrying a flag: you will gain respect. Looking at many flags: political power struggle in your country. Carrying a black flag: hostility. Lowering a flag: you have regrets about past action.
To see many flags flying in the wind: unpleasantness or even sorrow. Women seeing a flag pole or carrying a flag: reveals sexual desires.
Depth Psychology: The flag is a symbol of your life’s goals and ideals. Are you contemplating new projects, new goals, or plans?... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about the lottery: be prepared for dishonesty and don’t have too many illusions. Flaying a game for money: deceit and quarrels ahead. Playing a game of cards: you are holding on to old cliches; or you are caught in the throes of an all-consuming passion that is “devouring” you. Playing a game of dice: your carelessness and naive trust in people is going to cost you dearly. Playing billiards: a planned meeting is running into difficulties. See Chess.
Depth Psychology: The dream may be a warning to change your careless lifestyle, which is interfering with your personal growth, or a challenge to lighten up and not take life so seriously. Other symbols in the dream will provide additional information and you know better than anyone else if you are too serious or too casual.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Standing—as a man—with your wife or girlfriend on top of a glacier means that you will soon separate or divorce. Standing alone on a glacier: adversaries are behind you—now deal with your emotions. Standing at the foot of a glacier: your present situation is uncertain.
Depth Psychology: A glacier in a dream usually stands for repressed emotions and fears, pardv of “frozen” feelings. Don’t wait until an Avalanche comes crashing down, burying you. See Ice.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: Glass represents light, transparency, and heavenly spirits.
Vision: Seeing a full glass indicates your positive attitude and success.
An empty glass promises hard times. Adjust your lifestyle accordingly. Breaking a glass: your actions are the reason for a love affair breaking up. Cutting a piece of glass: the time is right to do some speculating. See Bottle, Shards.
Depth Psychology: The dream might indicate that you are “seeing through” another person or situation or you are afraid diat others can see through you and discover your mistakes.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: Sometimes a symbol of death, the hourglass is also a primary image of moderation.
Vision: The hourglass reminds us how swiftly time passes. It might mean separation from a loved one or that you are “running out of time.”
Depth Psychology: The hourglass reminds you that life passes “like sand through your fingers.” It means time is marching on and you feel that you haven’t achieved anything significant. Figure out what the lesson is in this dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming that the country is in a period of inflation: a warning to be smart right now or lose all your money.
If you dream that inflation is imminent: your life is in crisis; your value system needs a radical overhaul.
Depth Psychology: Inflation dreams are an indication that what has been important to you is losing its value. You face a profound crisis and feelings of emptiness, which are keeping you from making the necessary radical changes in your life. Make sure you get through this rime of deep change without suffering permanent emotional harm. Other dream images are important here because they will point to the kinds of changes you need to make.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: In a man’s dream, the island stands for frustration at work; you arc anxious to be involved, to create something new, to make use of your pioneer spirit. Or you are simply stressed out and want to (or should) take a break from your hectic lifestyle. When you return—maybe from a vacation— you can again set the world on fire. Being alone on an island: you want to be left alone or feel lonely. Seeing an abandoned island: you are traveling in uncharted waters—or you have no clue where to go from here.
Depth Psychology: An island reflects fear about the responsibilities of life and—in that sense—is an attempt to take flight from reality (or to retreat from the world). Sometimes it might simply be a matter of needing some peace and solitude after a particularly hectic period.
The dream can also be a warning about not isolating or withdrawing.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a jark-n’-lanrern is always a warning: stop what you’re doing—you’re on the wrong path. “The light at the end of the tunnel” is a deception.
The same is true if in your dream you are lost or the road ahead is the wrong road.
Depth Psychology: Jack-o’-lanterns and interesting but deceptive road signs (representing your ideas and goals) are always tempting, but they will lead you astray. This is an important dream and a warning. Get past illusions and tricks and try to get to the bottom of it! Pay attention to the rest of the images in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: The labyrinth is a symbol of human life in general: its challenges, delays, and complications.
Vision: Looking at a labyrinth: you are in over your head! You have been sidetracked and have lost perspective. Stumbling around in a labyrinth: you are looking for the security of your childhood; you would do better to search for an exit from your current behavior.
Depth Psychology: In the search for self-knowledge, you have met the chaos inside you (maybe in your unconscious?). It confuses and frightens you. Look for the exit!... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: The ladder is a symbol of the way to heaven: climbing a ladder means you are humble—falling off, you are arrogant.
Vision: Climbing a ladder: you are desperate for a promotion. Climbing high up on a ladder: you are missing opportunities at work. Falling off a ladder: you are too ambitious, which makes you unpopular and will only harm you. Someone else is falling off a ladder you have been deserted by a person you thought would always be there for you. Looking at a ladder: you’ve been given an opportunity—don’t miss it. Looking at a broken ladder: let go of whatever you have planned—pursuing it further would only harm you.
Depth Psychology: The ladder means you doubt that you will be successful. Are you willing to “take one step at a rime” on the ladder of success? Are you avoiding climbing the ladder in order to escape danger? Have you asked too much of yourself? See Stairs. Ladybug
Vision: Seeing one or more ladybugs means the same thing in a dream as it supposedly does in real life: they will bring you good luck.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: The lamb is the symbol of humility; innocence, and sacrifice.
Vision: Seeing a lamb: you are much too good-natured—be more assertive. Shearing lambs: beware, you are taking advantage of people! Watching a lamb being slaughtered or slaugh- tcring it yourself: your reaction to a certain matter is not as heartless as it seems. See Sheep.
Depth Psychology: The lamb usually represents tenderness, innocence, and purity, but are you perhaps the “sacrificial lamb”? Don’t wait. Expose the “guilty party”!... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: If a bright light is burning in the lamp: a happy event is waiting for you—a project is proceeding without a hitch. Turning on a lamp: a relationship with a loved one is getting closer and more intimate, because you have made the person very happy.
If it is a candle lamp that gives off soot: a misdeed has serious consequences.
If the candle goes out: an intimate relationship is breaking up. Breaking a lamp: your own carelessness will cause you harm.
Depth Psychology: The lamp is a sign that you would like to better understand (or “see through”) people or circumstances. Paying careful attention will make this possible. See Lantern, Light.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Reaching land from the ocean or a lake: your plans and projects are now on a solid footing and will be completed sue- cessfullv. Walking on land: the state of the land is an indication of how your life will unfold. Walking across a healthy Meadow means you are getting ahead in life. Walking over a field: hard work is the only way to have a good “harvest.” An empty- field: disappointment and failure—because others have already harvested the crop. See Earth, Field.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a larva: you are not happy right now—everything is still hidden. See Caterpillar.
Depth Psychology: Nothing on the outside gives any indication that you are going through a period of profound change (from caterpillar to butterfly). Give yourself time and let the process work!... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about clean laundry is a sign of good health and a prosperous future. Dim* laundry: your relationship is in doubt—you are acting carelessly. Seeing laundry on a line outside: it is time to come clean. Seeing a laundromat: clean up your act and your attitude.
Depth Psychology: Either other people are getting you in trouble or your own outdated, “crusty” attitude is creating trouble and disappointments. See Soap, Washing.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: The laurel tree is a “God Tree”—a symbol of everlast- ing life and youth.
Vision: Looking at a laurels or a laurel tree: you are being honored. Wearing a laurel wreath on your head: you are too ambitious and crave admiration—these traits need to be controlled. Picking laurel: you are making a fool of yourself.
Depth Psychology: You either want more recognition or you expect to be rewarded or honored. Beware, if this is the case, you could make a fool of yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a green lawn: unexpected encounters; also you might win back someone’s love. Walking on a lawn: your relationship with your relatives is improving—and possibly your personal affairs as well. Mowing a lawn: you will be able to deal with the loss or even the death of a friend or acquaintance. Sitting or lying on a lawn: you are in excellent shape and feel very energetic.
Depth Psychology: Usually, the lawn is a sign of erotic needs and the condition of the lawn is a metaphor for the state of the relationship with your partner. Is the lawn green? Is it neglected and overgrown? What does your relationship look like these days? See Grass, Meadow.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Dealing with a lawyer in a dream means troubles or arguments with bureaucrats. Maybe you have been unfair to someone? Now is the time to make up. Visiting a lawyer: you need to clear up a legal matter.
If the lawyer is wearing a black robe: the chances for a change in your present situation are slim. See Notary Public.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a magnifying glass: a small incident will have huge consequences. Looking through a magnifying glass: you are making a mountain out of a molehill; or you are looking for something that does not exist.
Depth Psychology: The magnifying glass is usually a warning about making too much of little things, believing that they are bigger than they really are. Don’t exaggerate so much. In other cases, it may indicate that you are not taking something seriously enough—look more closely.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being on your mother’s lap: you don’t want to take responsibility for yourself. Is life, with all its responsibilities, tasks, and problems too much for you right now? Did you—psychologically—go back to the early stages of childhood in order to work through experiences from the past? Would you like to “give birth” to something new in your life? Try to find the appropriate answer for the present situation, taking into consideration the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a pink or red necklace (coral, ruby, rose- quartz, etc.): a very happy love-relationship, or you will fall in love.
A pearl necklace or a necklace with dark precious stones: tears and grief, but also an emotional cleansing. Wearing a very expensive necklace with precious stones indicates an inheritance from a distant relative, or a financial reward.
Depth Psychology: A necklace, as an erotic symbol, indicates unmet sexual needs. It may also indicate your desire for more power, property, authority (more influence on others). Or is there simply too much “hanging around your neck” (too many responsibilities, chores, worries, obligations). See Jewelry, Precious Stones.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Do you feel you are constantly being observed? Are you too self-involved? Would you like to get a better view or a clearer picture of your situation? See Binoculars, Magnifying Glass, Microscope.... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: A pillar is a symbol of the tree of life, as well as the axis of the universe. It gives support to a structure and provides stability.
Vision: Seeing one or more pillars in your dream: you are very popular because people can depend on you. Also, when you are in trouble, you can always depend on support and help from others. Seeing a broken pillar: a friend is abandoning you when you need help the most.
If you are hoisting a pillar: you have accomplished something entirely by yourself, which is attracting people who will support you in the future. See Pole.
Depth Psychology: If die dream is not a sign of hidden sexual desires, die pillar is either a testament to the solid and strong foundation on which you have built your life, or it indicates the support you will receive in a difficult situation.
If the pillar is falling, you will face conflicts and no support from others.
The dream may also ask if you are as rigid as ua pillar of salt”? And if so why? See Salt.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Planets in a dream are symbols of your unconscious. Each planet stands for a specific area of your life and your personality. Dreaming about a specific planet means that its characteristics are important at this time.
Sun: Self-confidence, life goals, will power, masculine energy.
Moon: Emotions, sensitivity, desire for contact, feminine energies.
Vision: Seeing plants: favorable connections are possible— maybe even a wedding. Watering plants: a happy family and social advancement. See Bush, Flower, Meadow, Tree. Looking at a creeping plant: you are afraid, uncertain, and full of self-doubt.
A vine refers to instability and fears that interfere with your life.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a creeping vine means that you are insecure and fearful, and these feelings are getting in your way.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a plate: you will receive a dinner invitation.
A plate full of food: you can count on the successful completion of your plans and project.
An empty plate: misfortune. Breaking a plate: difficult days and worries are ahead.
A silver plate means that you will take part in a formal, sophisticated event or receive an invitation to one.
Depth Psychology: A plate represents your responsibilities and your desires and needs. What do you have on your plate? Is the plate full or empty? Are you eating from the plate? See Cup.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a plateau: the present unrest in your life will soon be replaced by a time of tranquility and satisfaction. Looking at an open space in the middle of a forest is a sign of a well-balanced, quiet life.
If you are looking at a plateau from up high: you will achieve much in your life, even if nothing points to it right now.
Depth Psychology: Are you somehow dissatisfied with your life at the moment? Are you bored? Remember, a plateau may also be a sign that you can look to the future without worries and obstacles.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Playing handball—or any other ball game: you always catch the luck that life is throwing your way and just in time (if—in your dream—you do catch the ball!). See Ball, Hand.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: A playing card stands for reckless optimism. You are “betting everything on one card. “ Be careful! Watching others play cards: a rather unpleasant situation ahead. Playing cards with others: you want to avoid a fight, because someone with bad intentions is trying to harm you. See Games.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a poplar tree: unlike the palm tree, the poplar promises happiness and a peaceful old age—you are on the right path! Seeing a crooked or stunted poplar tree: let go of deceptive opinions and negative attitudes! Failing to do so means you will always chase after the wrong goals.
Depth Psychology: A straight poplar tree is a good sign and means that you are on the right path.
A crooked poplar tree: you need to make changes!... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing porcelain: an exaggerated wish for wealth and luxury! Porcelain shards: it is not only in folklore that broken crockery brings good luck; it does it in dreams, too. Breaking china or porcelain: you have made a mistake that you can’t undo.
It is time to learn from your mistakes. See China, Fragments.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about rules and regulations: your unconscious wants to give you advice. Can you “read” the regulations? What are they telling you? Check past experiences and what they taught you!... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing or talking to a relative: someone you know will disappoint or betray you.
Depth Psychology: This dream often reflects the actual feelings you have for your relatives. Sometimes the dream points to your own character traits that are not totally integrated yet See Aunt, Uncle,... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Seeing male or female slaves is a sign of strong cravings, urges, and passions that have “enslaved” you. Only a courageous effort to free yourself will prevent more damage to your psyche.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Looking at an open umbrella: speak and act carefully right now—even if you can’t undo the damage that has been done. Seeing a closed umbrella: you arc unncccssarily worried. Opening an umbrella: you won’t find luck by walking blindly past it.
Depth Psychology: Are you afraid of something? Are you afraid of your passions? Don’t deny your emotions—deal with them and you will feel much better. Are you afraid that things will only get worse and you will, like rain in some places, end up in the gutter? See Parasol.... Dreamers Dictionary
Islamic Dream Interpretation - The extensive indexes and well organized layout of this valuable site make it a useful dream dictionary of types of dreams and their meaning.
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This is the most comprehensive report on islamic dream interpretation that you will ever read! Not only does it include timely tips and advice understanding how and why you dream, but also clues to help you zero in on and understand common symbols in dreams.
Dreams are messenger to us from the unknown. They are voices from our collective sub-conscious, warners of deep inner disturbance in the individual psyche, bearer of glad tidings of good things to come, or echoes of happy or sad and long hidden memories.
As messenger from the unknown, dreams are often prophetic voices of the future. Hence, they have at times directed the course of the history of nations.
The dream of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, his obedience to the Divine will and his willingness to submit in absolute faith to God made him the first true Muslim and the father of prophets.
The true interpretation of the dreams of the king of Egypt by the prophet Joseph saved both the Egyptians and the children of Israel from famine and death.
The dreams of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him and all the prophets of God be peace and blessings, marked the beginning of his revelation, the noble Qur’fm which changed the face of human history and civilization.
Although dreams belong to the domain of personal experience, they are a universal phenomenon, and thus have played a crucial role in the formation of human culture. Throughout recorded human history, dreams and the interpretation of dreams have inspired sages and prophets, poets and kings, as well as the most creative psychologist/philosophers of our day.
The science of psychoanalysis of Carl Jung and his school rests on the fact that dreams form the inner diary of every human individual, and hence the need to read and interpret them correctly. This fact has for long been recognized by the sages and prophets of traditional cultures and religions.
Not all dreams, however are either true or authentic. Those of the prophets and friends (awliya’s) of God are Divine revelations, true and sacred.
The dreams of pious men and women are almost always true and meaningful. Some dreams come from Satan, and are thus misleading. Others may be caused by physical or psychological problems such as stomach discomfort or emotional disturbance.
It is therefore important to distinguish true dreams from empty fantasies, and inspired dreams from satanic insinuations.
This is a Divine gift to inspired prophets, holy persons and insightful sages.
Your dream and its symbols speak through the language of dream symbolism. Although that language shares similarities across dreamers, each dreamer’s subconscious mind speaks in its own personal “dialect” of dream symbolism. So in this book you’ll learn about the “standard” language of dream symbols (to the extent that there is a standard one), plus you’ll learn how to decipher your own subconscious mind’s personal symbol meanings (your personal “dialect”). The following three sections introduce the primary considerations about personal dream symbol translation to keep in mind as you explore the symbol descriptions in this book.
Personal Meaning Because dream symbol meaning is subjective and personal to the dreamer, consider what the symbol means to you personally. To help yourself better understand its personal meaning, you could ask yourself:
What thoughts and feelings come up when I think of this thing?
How would I describe this thing to someone who has never seen it before? (See also TOOL: Caveman Explanation.)
How would I feel about this thing if I actually saw it in real life?
What would I say if someone asked for my impression of this thing?
Context A dream symbol’s meaning can be very specific to its context in the dream. So, think about how the symbol appeared in the dream and what that may convey about its meaning. For example, pay attention to:
Where was the object?
Was there anything unusual about its location or position?
What was it near or surrounded by (objects, people, etc.)?
What was its environment (indoor or outdoor, lighting, mood, weather, etc.)?
(If an inanimate object) What was happening to it?
(If a living being) What was it doing, how, where, and with whom?
How were the characters (including you) viewing or relating to it?
How did you feel about all of the above?
Look Beyond the Obvious
A dream symbol often represents something beyond its obvious meaning. A rose could represent a real-life rose, but it’s much more likely to represent something else more symbolic (such as a feeling, characteristic, or event). So look beyond your symbol’s literal meaning by asking yourself, “What else could this symbol mean?”
Let Intuition Be Your Guide
As you work toward understanding a dream symbol, the goal is for your intuition to recognize the symbol’s true meaning. The process of reaching that your subconscious mind to reveal the symbol’s meaning, and to give your intuition a chance to recognize the meaning when you see it.
Whether a particular meaning from this book or elsewhere in your mind is the true meaning of your dream symbol.
(For more on intuition as a dream interpretation tool, see Recognizing Dream Symbol Meaning.)
Take the Winding Path “When you start down the path of exploring a particular dream symbol, be willing to persevere even if the path is a winding one. You may not always know which way to go, but your intuition will guide you if you pay attention to it.
Since your goal in symbol exploration is to intuitively recognize the symbol’s true meaning, it’s a good idea to give your mind a chance to encounter that meaning so your intuition can recognize it. Sometimes the true meaning simply comes forward within your consciousness and then your intuition confirms it. However, more often you’ll need to put in a little more effort to discover it. If the true meaning isn’t evident, you can use a technique that parades various possible meanings past your “inner intuitive eye,” giving it a chance to confirm the true one. The technique can be as simple as mentally listing the meanings you associate with the symbol or reading the symbol’s description in this book. You could also use a dream analysis tool that prompts your subconscious mind to reveal the meanings it associates with the symbol, such as TOOL:Caveman Explanation, or many others in the Dream Analysis Toolkit in the first book of this series, The Curious Dreamer’s Practical Guide to Dream Interpretation.... Dreampedia
Dream symbol meaning is specific to each dreamer, and it can even vary from dream to dream for the same dreamer. As your subconscious mind chooses particular dream symbols to portray particular aspects of your waking life, it may be influenced by many factors and may follow certain patterns. At the same time, all of our subconscious minds seem to use a set of similar approaches to encode meaning into dream symbols.
Dreams Are About You Because dreams occur within a deep part of yourself, it’s not surprising that most of what they convey pertains to yourself and your life.
Dreams Tell About You and Your Life
Dreams very often portray a snapshot of some part of your daily life or something on your mind, presented from the perspective of (and in the language of) your subconscious mind. As you examine each dream, you can often find a parallel between each element in the dream and a certain element of your waking life or mind.
Dreams Show Your Perspective In most dreams, everything in the dream (all the elements, people, settings, etc.) pertains to you personally. More specifically, most dreams portray your thoughts and feelings about things, rather than portraying the things themselves. Each dream symbol tends to represent your perspective of something from real life, rather than the actual thing. For example, your sister in a dream likely portrays your experience of her (rather than her, herself), your perception of something she said (rather than what she actually said or meant), or your assumption about what she was thinking (rather than her actual thoughts).
Dreams Convey a Distorted Reality Because dreams portray people and things the way you view or interpret them, you can’t rely on a dream for an accurate representation of reality. Every dream has been filtered through the distorting lens of your subconscious mind and often infused with subconscious fears, desires, and imaginings. Therefore, it’s unwise to base a decision solely on a dream, which would mean blindly following the whims of your subconscious mind.... Dreampedia
Aesculapius (or Asclepius) was the most popular healing divinity of the Hellenistic world. He was a mortal son of Apollo, who was slain by Zeus for daring to bring people back from the dead. Taught the healing arts by the centaur Chiron, he was a healer by profession. He gradually evolved into a god, and by the end of the classical period he was one of the most popular deities of the Greek pantheon.
The central asclepieion (temple dedicated to Aesculapius) was situated six miles inland from the Greek city of Epidaurus, the birthplace of the legendary healer. This temple was established in the sixth or seventh century B.C.E. and was the focus of Aesculapius worship for over eight hundred years. The cult of Aesculapius was officially trans- planted to Rome in 293 B.C.E. when the asclepieion at Epidaurus sent a giant snake regarded as a form of Aesculapius himself to Rome in order to halt a disastrous plague. The subsequent waning of the plague was attributed to Aesculapius, and he became a popular god among the Romans. At least two hundred asclepieions were know to have existed in the Greco-Roman world.
The principal activity at the asclepieions was the seeking of cures via the technique of dream incubation, the practice of seeking dreams for specific purposes—for everything from healing to practical guidance. (Dream incubation was extremely popular in the ancient world and seems to have originated as a method of divination in ancient Mesopotamia.) People went to asclepieions to “camp out” and sleep with the intention of receiving a healing dream from Aesculapius. Particularly in the earliest centuries of the cult, it was believed that the dream directly cured the pilgrim. However, as the cult evolved, it came to be regarded as acceptable if the dream merely provided information that, if followed, would lead to a cure. Aesculapius himself some- times appeared in the seeker’s dreams, touched the diseased part of the body with his finger, and then disappeared. In other healings, he appeared in the form of a dog or a snake.
The dreamer fasted and engaged in other rituals before lying down to sleep. In cases where the temple was too far away from the person seeking dream guidance, or when the person was too sick to undertake the required fasts, sacrifices, cold baths, or other rituals, a surrogate could go through the rituals for the seeker. Priests assisted pilgrims in performing the proper rituals and were also available to help interpret their dreams.... Dreampedia
In this case, laughing in a dream means sorrow, while smiling in a dream means politeness and correct conduct.
Crying in a dream is usually interpreted as happiness, but when accompanied with intonation or wailing, it means a calamity.
As for putting grease over one's hair, dream interpreters infer the meaning of adornment, while if it dribbles over one's face, they call it hypocrisy, fawning, or adulation.
As for saffron in a dream, they interpret it to mean praises or commendation, while should its color manifest in one's body or clothing, then they call it an illness.
As for feathers in a dream, they call them wealth or comfort, but when one sees himself flying with wings, they interpret it to mean travels or rising in station, depending on how high one reaches in his dream.
If one's hand is cut off in a dream, and if he sees himself carrying it, it means having a brother or a son, while if he loses it in the dream, it means an adversity or loss of a brother or a son.
If a sick person sees himself in a dream walking out of his house in silence, it means his death and funeral, while if he speaks in the dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.
ABYSS Danger related to an intense emotional situation. You should be cautious when interacting with others in very emotional circumstances.
ACADEMY Denotes knowledge, especially of a philosophical and metaphysical nature. Intensive study will favor the dreamer.
ANGEL An elevated characteristic, like friendliness, compassion, or An elevated characteristic, like friendliness, compassion, or healing, is found in the dreamer’s life. A direct encounter with an angel indicates that you should strengthen said quality.
ARM Strength and great achievement. The dreamer has power in a particular situation. If the arm appears wounded, it symbolizes that this power grows weaker.
BABY Something is born, possibly a relationship.
BRIDGE Transition from one situation or point of view to another. The dreamer is experiencing a positive change in his life and attitude.
BRIGHT STAR Divinity. Proximity of favorable events and good luck.
BLINDNESS The dreamer cannot, or does not want to, see the truth about a part of their life. Dreams in which you are surrounded by darkness have the same meaning.
BOOK OR PARCHMENT Knowledge is near.
CANDLE It is the human soul. A candle that burns represents a strong soul; one that is dying little by little indicates a weakness of character.
CAVE A place to take refuge from a threatening or stressful situation.
Represents innocence and ingenuity, the desire to learn which benefits intellectual development. Sign of the importance the dreamer places on this virtue.
COFFIN, TOMB, OR CEMETERY
Something has died in the dreamer’s life. Everything will be fine if you accept it and move forward strongly.
A great change is coming in the life of the dreamer. It will be beneficial, but could bring a sudden loss of something, a disruption, or an unexpected turn.
Something has died and is rotting in your life. You should determine what it is and act immediately to “bury” it.
The dreamer is searching for greater satisfaction from life. This image is very positive and signifies inner growth and advancement.
Higher spiritual growth and transformation. If the ship moves quietly over calm waters, the dreamer will find little stress in their life. If the waves are rough, on the other hand, it foretells tensions.
CUP or CHALICE
Divine blessing; very positive if it is gold or silver. If it is broken, it means the blessing will be rejected.
Happiness and fun in the dreamer’s life.
DAGGER or WEAPON
Personal violence. Denotes that the dreamer is furious and holds feelings of aggressiveness inside.
A new start, either in a relationship or a job.
A new start, either in a relationship or a job.
The dreamer is ignoring the good advice of a friend or loved one. Indicates that you don’t want to hear a truth you are being told in real life.
Symbolizes the lower passions such as jealousy, resentment, or vengeance. The dreamer should remove these from their life as soon as possible.
Spiritual aridity in some aspect of the dreamer’s life. A way of avoiding it is to find a manner of achieving more productivity and spiritual wealth.
Absence of divinity and saintliness. Ignorance. The more darkness that appears in the dream, the less spiritual illumination the dreamer will have.
A barrier that can be overcome with willpower. Closed doors symbolize a lack of the right attitude when approaching a certain situation.
Peace in general; pacific resolution of a particular situation. DUST. Humility before the greatness of God. Associated with destiny. It reminds you that you should cultivate qualities of deference and submission.
DRAGON OR MONSTER
Demonic or spiritually negative forces, such as black magic or malevolence. The dreamer should avoid any matter in life related to such aspects.
Imagination and creativity. If it flies very high it represents a greater emergence of these qualities; an eagle nest is safe place to strengthen them.
The world is means of life, where all creatures must fight for their existence. Indicates that the dreamer has too many mundane worries.
Everything you do echoes and has repercussions in the hidden worlds. Dreams of this kind remind you of said spiritual truth.
Eternal wisdom, especially religious. The dreamer should seek this quality in their life.
A human eye represents that the dreamer has a correct judgment about some matter or situation. If the eye is wounded or blind, it means the opposite.
The dreamer is falling in a lower level of consciousness and feels negative emotions such as rage, pride, or fear. Without exception, it is a negative symbol.
Abundance and material blessing in the dreamer’s life. Money,
Abundance and material blessing in the dreamer’s life. Money, properties, and other possessions will increase.
Divine judgment of the imperfections and bad acts of the dreamer. Fire also indicates a need for exhaustive moral cleansing and self purification.
Divine order in the universe that translates to the dreamer’s life.
Freedom from mundane worries. Also means that you should use your imagination to experience a greater sensation of freedom when facing trivial problems.
A good emotional state, vitality. The more water that flows, the greater capacity you have to express positive emotions, such as gratitude and compassion.
Something has died in the dreamer’s life; a job, a relationship, or even an important belief.
Precise and elegant decision that the dreamer should make. A very positive symbol.
Liveliness in attitude and beliefs. Reveals an excellent perspective and spiritual growth.
Generative capacity, the dreamer’s potent creativity.
The dreamer has gone astray, has diverted from the soul’s mission and his purpose in life. You must regain your spiritual orientation, above all.
Egomania, pride, and arrogance. The dreamer or someone close to them is behaving ungenerously.
Great ability to overcome and resist. The dreamer needs to develop other elevated qualities such as imagination or esthetic sense.
The dreamer’s life is full of vitality and good intentions.
Virility and sexuality. If it is thick and voluptuous, it denotes sensuality; the opposite if you lose it. Brushing your hair is a sign of vanity.
Each of the twenty-two letters has a specific meaning. In dreams, they indicate elevated communication.
Symbolizes the road or life journey. If it is well traveled, it means the dreamer enjoys a close relationship with others. If the opposite, it denotes loneliness.
The near future. A clear horizon represents good luck; a hard one, on the other hand, indicates problems.
Physical or emotional deprivation. The dreamer feels some
Physical or emotional deprivation. The dreamer feels some bodily or personal need unsatisfied.
The dreamer lacks balance in their life and soon could experience physical or emotional disorder.
Divine illumination. The more beautiful or brilliant it is, the greater the spirituality that will shine in your life.
The present path of the dreamer. If the setting of the dream seems strange, it indicates a new situation or challenges. The presence of companion is a good sign; their absence denotes isolation.
Power and divine judgment. Emphasizes the importance of these qualities in the dreamer’s life.
The taste of the transcendental soul. Whether consciously or not, we experience said condition in some aspect of life.
Submission and sweetness. A shepherd directing his flock signifies that you are taking special care with a certain situation.
Spiritual knowledge and wisdom. The Zohar speaks of a lamb of darkness, which is associated with evil and discord.
Resistance, especially in journeys by foot. Signifies that the dreamer has the strength necessary to successfully resolve a problematic situation.
Divinity, saintliness, and wisdom. This is a superior symbol.
Inability to resolve a certain situation, caused by yourself or by external circumstances.
Courage and spiritual strength. Traditionally, the lion also represents the Jewish community. The image of a lion nuzzling its cubs indicates that you give courage to others.
Sustenance of human existence. Indicates your worries about how to earn a living.
Ecstasy of the soul when it refers to a union with God.
Fantasy, intuition, and receptiveness in the soul of the dreamer. Traditionally, it is related to other hidden aspects of the soul, like imagination and creativity. Equally, it is associated with femininity. MIDNIGHT, however, represents a time of mystic study and contemplation.
State of spiritual satisfaction and happiness. Also associated with physical pleasure, well-being, or healing.
Place of divine inspiration and revelation. Indicates that the dreamer needs to find this place in real life.
Human speech and the capacity to create harmony or conflict. The dreamer should pay attention to the effect their words cause. The dreamer should pay attention to the effect their words cause. A wounded mouth symbolizes a lack of communicative skills.
Judgment and dark qualities. Night is usually associated with demonic forces and emotional negativity.
A place of rejuvenation and replenishment. Indicates the end of the feeling of spiritual sterility in the dreamer’s life. It is a positive symbol.
Dwelling of the divine. The dreamer should seek more consciously the sacred side of daily life.
Subtle, hidden forces in the life of the dreamer. Traditionally, the vision of this symbol was astrological and it was believed that it exercised a concrete influence on our daily experiences.
PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT
Exaltation and spiritual pleasure; also, experiencing the sacred through an esthetic activity.
Divine love and compassion. Her oneiric presence confirms the importance of these characteristics in the dreamer’s life.
Protection and divine security. A hopeful and encouraging symbol for the life of the dreamer.
The vital spirituality is flowing correctly. Soon a positive change or great experience will arrive.
Deception and malevolence, disguised as sincerity and attention. Warns that there is someone or something in your life that may be dangerous.
Gratitude. The act of singing, whether it is the dreamer or other people, means that you will soon have something to be grateful for and to celebrate.
The spiritual world; the intangible, pure, subtle, and mystic part of life. A cloudless sky signifies clarity; if it is clouded, it means there is confusion.
Ignorance, passivity, and withdrawal. In its most positive interpretation, it represents waiting without hurry. Falling asleep symbolizes loss of consciousness and acuity.
Character development and personal growth.
Blockage in the life energy, especially in the spiritual sense.
The force of change. To dream of this element means your life will undergo a complete metamorphosis. Hurricanes indicate that said change will be very violent.
Acquisition of knowledge, above all spiritual. It is a positive dream that indicates the dreamer is above all spiritual. It is a positive dream that indicates the dreamer is developing internally.
Will and intention. The sunrise represents the birth of something new in your life. The sunset indicates that some matter is ending. Traditionally it is also associated with masculinity and it’s most characteristic traits such as stubbornness—in a positive sense as well as negative.
Physical vitality. Losing teeth is a warning to the dreamer about their health.
Spiritual desire. Represents that the dreamer is not receiving the spiritual satisfaction they desire.
Physical manifestation of the divine. Indicates that the dreamer must be more conscious of the sacred side of their body.
Life and spiritual knowledge. A flowering tree also represents deserved success; a bare tree denotes a lack of achievement.
Impatience and too much hurry in daily matters. You need calm and balance to avoid the possibility of a serious fall.
Good luck in life.
The dreamer did not heed a very important message. It is necessary to pay attention immediately to any communication received in real life.
The dreamer is recovering clarity, acuity, and personal energy to complete some personal matter.
Pride and arrogance. This dream indicates that the dreamer must cultivate humility.
Spiritual compromise, possibly related to a field of study, training, or an effort in the long term.
The absence of civilization. A place of power and potential danger.... Dreampedia
You are trying to break from your routine.
You may be putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed.
This dream is unfortunately an admonition for your sensuality and indulgence.
Your character will be put under scrutiny and called into question.
Receiving kola nut is a premonition for the integration and merging of contrasting aspects of yourself.
You may be purposely preventing yourself from pursuing your goals and desires because you fear that you will fail.
You may be proceeding too quickly in trying to discover your subconscious thoughts.
Your dream denotes secrets that you may have kept from others or aspects of yourself that you have kept hidden and shielded away.
You have shut yourself down and are dead inside.
Kola nut is a hint for a relationship or situation that is meaningless.
You are not really in control of the direction that your life is taking.
Dream about receiving kola nut is about your willingness to sacrifice your authority in order to maintain calmness in your domestic life or personal relationship.
Dream of kola nut speak of covenant because is a covenant seed.
The true definition is found in identifing the type of plane and your personal feeling of aircraft.
If you fear air travel, dreaming of being on a passenger jet in flight is likely to be an expression of fear involved with some sort of travel. However if you LIKE to fly then this could also mean happeness. And it can also indicate a desire to rise above it all, an escape.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream of being in this event is a feeling of not only a dramatic negative change in your life, but also to everyone around you as well as your envorment.
A very negative symbol and should be meditated upon.
To dream of witnessing this event is symbolic of feelings of helplessness in the face of a great tragedy. In prohetic dreams this heralds a great change in the distant future (planes are associated with great distance). This change may not be negative.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A dream of an ambulance is an omen that could be taken as a warning against carelessness and indiscretion leading to some major catastrophe in your life. In all cases it is concerning itself with your health, or the inner fear you may have of having contracted some kind of disease, and warrants a trip to the doctor to set your mind at ease.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To watch in avalanche in a dream is to see obstacles coming and have no way to avoid those obstacles.
An avalanche is usually a warning, and can be avoided in real life if one is careful and changes a plan or a detail or two. Since an avalanche is very dramatic, it is likely that the dreamer will know exactly what the symbol represents, and other symbols within the dream will likely point to the best course of action. In a prophetic dream if you are buried under an avalanche oddly enough is considered a good sign and you will likely receive a spectacular stroke of good luck! If you dream of others being buried under this avalanche then a change of surrounding is likely to occur.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Any dream that features chocolate in it is a simple omen that presages, not luxury, or impeccable taste, as one might expect, but, rather, Good health and contentment, coupled with a pampered lifestyle.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Broken glass predicts a change in your life in some way, shape, or form, and it may, or may not be, beneficial for you.
If the broken glass sparkles in the light then the change will be for the better and, if not, it will be for the worse. Drinking from, or seeing, sparkling glassware is very good luck for the dreamer.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
You are frittering away you time and energies in mediocre business ventures if you dream of being in a laboratory.
If you dream of being a chemist in a laboratory and your experiment should fail it denotes failure in a present venture. But if your experiment is a success, then your business will be a resounding success.
If you find yourself working in a laboratory and making a scientic breakthrough this will denote much success in the new field or your new ideas for an old company are ready to become a smashing success.
If you are working with golden equipment you will shortly find yourself becoming surrounded by the finer things in life through your own hardwork.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you see a ladle in your dreams then will children become your greatest source of joy and pride in their accomplishments. Should you be served from a broken ladle you will suffer a grievous loss of job, home, power, or loved ones.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of a peaceful lagoon you will have serene enjoyment in your domestic life.
If the lagoon is not inviting you will be cast into doubt and misuse your intelligence on mundane matters that do not require your attention while forgetting the important things.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreaming of a specific body of water such as a lake must be analyzed according to its setting and the entire contents of the dream and much like dreaming of water in general, the clearness of the lake also has to do with the omen or situation it refers to. Clear water being the best.
To dream of being in a boat on a calm, serene lake shows that you have much peace and happiness coming your way.
If the lake is storm tossed then your life will take a turn for an emotional upheaval and possible losses. Seeing a lake in a glen with sunshine sparkling on the surface portends great good luck in all your endeavors.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
In general a dream about a lamb foretells many good things.
To see a lamb playing in a green field shows that you will enjoy many friendships, and should you be carrying a lamb about in your arms this denotes an increase in wealth through your hard work and ethical business practices. Cooking, eating, or serving lamb augers well for your immediate finances.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream you hear someone speaking in a foreign language to you denotes that you are having a hard time understanding a certain persons motives or actions, search the rest of the dream for how to handle this shortcoming in yourself.
If your dream was about someone, or yourself, using foul language, this will show that you will soon find yourself in an embarrassing situation brought on by another.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
if you are skillful at swinging a lasso in circles in your dream this denotes happiness in love and family affairs .If you are inept at it and cause the rope to tangle, you will be caught up in an embarrassing situation due to love entanglements.
If you lasso an animal with it you will win your love, but if the animal gets away, you are doomed to failure.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream you are looking at things through a magnifying glass this is a warning that you are looking at things in a wrong or distorted way and should reevaluate your problems as you may be magnifying them; making mountains out of mole hills.
If the glass you are using is a help to you in your dream it means that you will soon see your material wealth increase.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
$10(in pocket): God-Mind always available • 20: Anger • 60: End of series of cycles • 50’s: Centering yourself.
• 8: Angelic frequency.
• 911: Emergency situation; call for help.
• 220: Changing something in the environment • 3 fetuses: Ideas that were never given a chance for completion • 3 shoe boxes: Feeling all ideas about future support are closed off • 300 pounds: Creating twinning program... Expansions Dream Dictionary
You aspire to greater things; climbing a ladder shows you will achieve them.
If you climb a ladder to enter a house through a window, you would not be averse to doing something illegal to get ahead! If you fall from a ladder, you may run afoul of the law.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
interpreted upon 7 sides: the acquiring of a blessing in the dunya, comfort in the Hereafter & safety & comfort, light & guidance, strength to the religion, forgiveness & entry into Heaven by His generosity. And He reveals the justice and He subdues the darkness in that house, He cherishes the dreamer and He views him with the look of mercy.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
interpreted upon 6 sides: judge, scholar, jurist, engineer & worthy decision / ruling & crooked decision. Saw: child or sister, or brother, or partner. And whoever sees himself cutting something with a saw then he will triumph. And cutting wood is [interpreted as] victory with the enemies.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
a vision of a ladder, for the people of righteousness [it is interpreted as] victory over the enemies. And for the people of corruption [it is interpreted as] debt and committing a sin. Qual: [bird] interpreted upon 4 sides: boy child, or [male] servant, halal sustenance, a usefulness, wealth.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
indicative of: the man’s importance, & his esteem, & his guardianship, and his prestige, so the more it is long, [then] it is more generous. And the small one, it is opposite to that.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
interpreted upon 10 sides: woman, [male] servant, young girl, straightness of religion, goodness of body, long lifetime, wealth, blessing, pleasant nice words, inheritance from [the direction of] women.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
is upon 5 sides: authority, judge & imam, speaker & rank. And he (as) said a person from the people of Dhimmi / Protection (i.e. non-muslims under muslim protection) going on the platform is an indicator of a ruler’s reign who is corrupt in religion, [ruling] in that place.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
Seeing that you bring salavat in the dream, even though you desire something you want to rush, you will need your patience to do it.
“Allâhümme salli salâten kâmileten ve sellim selâmen tâmmen alâ Seyyidinâ Muhammedinillezî tenhallü bihil ukadü ve tenfericu bihil-kürebü ve tukdâ bihil-havâicu ve tünâlü bihir-reğâibü ve hüsnül-havâtimi ve yustaskal ğamâmu bivechihil Kerîm ve alâ âlihî ve sahbihi fî külli lemhatin ve nefesin bi adedi külli ma’lûmin lek”... Islamic Dream Interpretation
God Almighty, Lord, Creator and Cherisher of the universes. There is nothing like unto Him and He is the All-Hearing, the Al-Seeing Lord. Seeing Him in a dream can be interpreted according to one’s state of being.
If one sees Him in His glory and majesty, without descriptive designation, without ascription of human characteristics to Him and without depiction or portrayal in the dream, it is an indication of glad tidings for both this world and the hereafter. These blessings also may continue to affect the lives of one’s progeny. Ifone sees Him otherwise in a dream, it means confusion, and particularly if the Almighty Lord does not address him.
If an ailing person sees Him in a dream, it means that he will soon die and come to meet Him. Ifa straying soul sees God Almighty in a dream, it will find guidance. Ifan oppressed person sees Him, it means that justice will prevail and he will triumph over his oppressors. HearingGod’s words without designation represents the imagination of the person in the dream. Perhaps hearing His words in a dream appeases one’s heart and increases the person’s drive for success. Hearing God’s words without seeing Him represents the rising of one’s station.
If one receives revelations from behind a veil in a dream, it means mental confusion and innovation. This is most true if a messenger comes in one’s dream and describes the one who spoke as God. In this case, the dream is a nightmare, because God Almighty cannot be depicted according to human descriptions.
If one sees a picture of God in his dream, it means that he is a liar who ascribes images to God Almighty that do not befit His Majesty and Glory.
If one hears God Almighty talking to him directly and if he can focus at Him in the dream, it means that he will be encompassed with God’s mercy and blessings. Ifone sees God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will look at His Divine countenance in the hereafter. Seeing God Almighty seated on the Divine Throne in a dream means elevation of one’s rank, knowledge and increase in his wealth.
If one sees himself running away to hide from God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will change the course of his devotion into heedlessness. Seeing a veil separating between the servant and his Lord in a dream means that one will commit major sins and abominable actions.
If one sees his Lord frowning at him, whereby he could not bear the effulgence of God’s light, or ifhe is seized by a shock and immediately commences to repent and pray for forgiveness in the dream, it means that such a person is indulging in abominable actions, and that he is a despicable sinner who follows his own mind and desires, and that he is an innovator of religious thoughts who misleads the people.
If one hears God Almighty talking to him in a dream, it represents an admonition and a warning to abstain from sin.
If one hears God Almighty talking to him in a dream, it also means that one is more assiduous in his recital of the Qur’iin. Ifone hears God Almighty talking to him with words he cannot understand, then if He anoints him and blesses him in the dream, it means that God Almighty will bringhim nigh unto Himselfand exalt his station.
If one sees God Almighty in a form resembling one’s father, a brother or a relative and showing His kindness or blessing him in a dream, it means that he will be afflicted with a calamity and a major illness.
If a righteous person sees himself standing before God Almighty in reverence and filled with awe in a dream, it means that mercy will encompass him and help him to further his growth.
The same interpretation applies if one sees himself prostrating before Him.
If God Almighty speaks to someone from behind a veil in a dream, it can also represent a good worshipper, but if the Divine address takes place without a veil in the dream, it means falling into sin.
If God Almighty names someone in his dream with his birth name, then adds another title to it, it means rising in station and rank.
If one sees God Almighty angry with him in a dream; it means that his parents are displeased with him. This description includes seeing oneself falling from the skies or from the top of a mountain.
If a devoted servant sees God Almighty kissing him in a dream, it applies to his growing devotion and reward. Fearing God Almighty in a dream reflects eminence, peacefulness, quiescence, wealth of being and disregard for material needs.
(Also see Carriers of the Divine Throne; Divine Throne; Educator; God’s will; King)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If someone sees Allah occupying his bed, congratulating him, then this is a glad tiding that Allah will grant him piety and sainthood and that Allah’s blessings will descend upon him. For, a dream such as this is not viewed but by pious and righteous persons.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Banner; Flag) In a dream, the flag of an army represents a pious man, a scholar, a religious doctor, a spiritual leader, an ascetic, or a rich and a generous person who is an example to others. Ared flag in a dream means war, while a yellow flag means a plague.
A green flag in a dream means a blessed journey, while a white flag means rain.
A black flag in a dream means drought and doubt, or it could mean a rainstorm. Sighting the flag of an army in a dream means finding one’s way or finding guidance.
For a woman, seeing a flag in her dream means getting married.
(Also see Banner; Colors; Flag)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Astrology) In a dream, it represents the assistant or the servant of a governor or ruler.
An astrolabe in a dream also represents someone connected with the leadership of a land. Accompanying such a person in a dream then means benefits equal to what one sees in his dream. Seeing an astrolabe in a dream also may connote someone with uncertainty, or an ever changing person who lacks determination, loyalty, or honor.
(Also see Astrologer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Scale) A balance and a scale in a dream have similar interpretations. Both represent faith, justice and righteousness in words and actions. In a dream, a balance also may represent a wife, or it could mean payment of one’s debts.
A steelyard in a dream represents an architect or a builder.
A miller’s scale in a dream represents a man who considers himself worthy of respect, while his actions, earnings and moves are contemptible.
A precision scale in a dream represents a warning against heedlessness and concern for proper accounting for one’s actions.
The justice scale represents a judge.
If it stands balanced in one’s dream, then it means that the judge of that locality is a just and a learned person. In a dream, the scales of a balance represents the judge’s ears.
The money put on a scale for measuring represents the lawsuits, and the weights represent the judgment.
If one sees himself standing before God Almighty on Judgment Day and if his good deeds weigh heavier than his sins in the dream, it means that he will reckon himself, reflect about his bad actions and correct the course of his life. Consequently, his reward in the hereafter will be greater. Seeing the Balance of the Day of Judgement in a dream means vulnerability of people’s secrets, exposing one’s actions in public, recognition of the ultimate truth, joy, happiness, victory and justice.
If one’s deeds are praiseworthy, then he will be a winner. Ifone’s deeds are blameworthy, then he will be a loser. In general, a balance in a dream represents a guide, an example to follow, a scholar one seeks to learn at his hand, a ruler, a criterion and the Qur’fm. It also may represent one’s tongue and correctness, truthfulness, lies, incredulity or trustworthiness.
(Also see Measure’; Measurer; Scale)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(arb.) Calling the Name of God Almighty in a dream means blessed tidings. Basmalah in a dream also represents attainment, knowledge, guidance and wealth. Reciting the formula ‘Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem’ (In the Name ofAllah, the Merciful, the Compassionate) in a dream also means living to see one’s children and grand children. It also means recovering a lost article. Basmala in a dream also means placing the intention to get married, tidings of a good progeny, and receiving guidance after heedlessness.
If one writes down such a call ‘In the Name of God’ with a beautiful handwriting in his dream, it means that he will receive wealth and recognition in his field of knowledge.
If a deceased person writes it in one’s dream, it means that such a person dwells encompassed with God’s mercy.
If the one who wrote it in the dream is alive and if he erases it or if a bird steals it from him in the dream, it means the nearing of his death and exhaustion of his sustenance in this world.
If one recites it during his prayers in a dream when it is not his custom to do so, it means borrowing an unnecessary amount of money or giving preference to leaning toward one’s mother rather than his father or the opposite.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Spy glass; Telescope) In a dream, binoculars represents a notable person or the person who is looking through them. Looking with binoculars from a distance in a dream means victory over one’s adversary, attainment of one’s goals, rising in rank, spying, or happiness.
If a merchant looks through binoculars in a dream, it means sovereignty, prosperity, presiding over his fellow merchants and gaining power.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The color black in a dream means prosperity and happiness. In a dream, everything black represents money, dominion and power and particularly for those who are used to wearing black. Otherwise, as for those who are not used to wearing black garments, wearing it in a dream means sorrow.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself as receiving black coins contained in a bag or pocket, it means a secret will be told to him which he will guard as a trust to his utmost ability.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Black grapes, although in reality are excellent buit in a dream they do not augur well for the one who sees them.
The reason being that Hadhrat Nooh (AS) cursed his son out of anger. Consequently, the grapes that the son had in his hand turned black. Therefore, in view of this incident, there is no benefit in seeing black grapes.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(The corner stone of the Ka’aba; God’s House in Mecca) Seeing or holding the Black Stone of the Ka’aba in one’s dream means paying allegiance to the ruler, or it could mean repentance from sin at the hand of a pious Imam, or it could mean kissing one’s son, wife or bosom friend. It also means serving people in the government.
If one sees himself touching the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he will follow and learn at the hand of one of the Imams of the Arabian peninsula. Seeing the sacred Black Stone in a dream is perhaps an indication of going to perform one’s pilgrimage.
If one sees himself cutting into the Black Stone in a dream, it means that he wants people to follow his personal opinions.
If he sees the pilgrims searching for the Black Stone but cannot find it in a dream, it means that he thinks of himself to be right and the rest of the people to be wrong. It also could mean that he possesses a knowledge which he hides from others. Ifhe touches the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he follows the teachings of an Imam from among the Hijazite Arabs.
If he sees the Black Stone being a castle for himself in a dream, it means that he follows religious innovations.
If he swallows the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he is a affected person who will mislead people.
(Also see Ka’aba; Corner Stone)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Jailer) In a dream, a blacksmith represents a strong personality, a leader, or a powerful and a skillful ruler.
A blacksmith in a dream also represents the angel of death. Seeing a blacksmith in a dream or being one, indicates both happiness and adversities.
To be brought before a blacksmith in a dream means an accident that will bring one before a person in authority for intercession. Otherwise, it could mean seeking the fellowship of a worthless person.
If one sees a sick or a deceased person sitting with a blacksmith in a dream, it means that he is in hell, and particularly when his face is blackened from the smoke, or it could mean that he may be imprisoned.
(Also see Bellows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Cutting edge) In a dream, a blade is interpreted to be one’s tongue, or an energetic and a caring wife, or drawing profits for one’s livelihood, or it could represent a pencil sharpener.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Censure; Rebuke; Reprimand; Reproof) Blame in a dream signifies pursuing Satan in his evil actions and it means failing one’s promise. Blaming oneself in a dream means doubt, disturbance and confusion for which one will be rebuked. He will then be relieved to pursue his enemy, to overcome him and become free from people’s reproach. Blaming someone in a dream, means the same in wakefulness, and consequently, one will suffer from people blaming him. Ifone sees people showeringhim with money in a dream, it means that they are speaking ill of him or blaming him.
If one sees people praising him in a dream, it also means that he is praiseworthy and does good.
(Also see Censure)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Bed cover; Cover; Lioncloth; Mexican blanket; Overlay; Overspread) In a dream, a blanket represents a woman.
If one sees himself wearing a blanket over a wrapper, or a lioncloth in a dream, it means marriage. Ifhe sees a blanket made of pearls in a dream, it means that his wife is a pious woman. Wrapping oneself with a blanket in a dream means marriage, comfort, peace, tranquility and strength. Wrapping oneself with a red blanket in a dream means a fight because of a woman.
If a blanket is stolen or burned or taken away from someone in his dream, it means divorce or death of his wife.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A powerful bright lamp in the house is a glad tiding that the condition of the inmates of such a house will improve. But any weakness in the light given off by such a lamp denotes similar weakness in their condition.
If the lamp extinguishes and no cause for its extinction is known nor is there any hint of any person’s death, the observer of the dream will soon encounter difficulties and unpleasant conditions. Also his own condition will change.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Saturn; Silkworm) In a dream, a caterpillar represents a devious thiefwho wears the cloak of a pious person, who gently and slowly steals people’s money or encourages them to invest in losing business ventures. However, no one will suspect him of wrongdoing because of his good looking appearance.
(Also see Butterfly)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Ambulate; Ka’aba; Mecca; Walk around) If a sinner sees himself circumambulating God’s House in Mecca in a dream, it means that he will be freed from suffering in hell-fire. Ifone is unmarried, it means that he will get married.
If one qualifies for promotion, it means that he will receive it. Seeingoneselfperforming a pilgrimage in a dream also means circumambulating God’s house in Mecca, developing a good character, living a straight and a worthy life, safety from fear, repayment of one’s debts, delivering entrusted merchandise to their rightful owners or money to its people on demand, being trustworthy, living an ascetic life, fulfilling a promise, atonement for one’s sins, distributing expiatory gifts or interceding on behalfof a trustworthy and a noble Imam. Seeing oneself circumambulating God’s house while riding on a mare in a dream means that one will commit the abominable sin of adultery with a member of his own family or with a consanguineous blood relative with whom it is not permissible to have sexual relationship.
(Also see Ka’aba; Rituals ofthe pilgrimage; Sa’i)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Cities, towns and Villages imply that the observer of such a dream will encounter unchaste women if such places are not of multiple colours. And if they are black and white then it suggests day and night – i.e., alternating of day and night and the passing of time.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Cities, towns and Villages imply that the observer of such a dream will encounter unchaste women if such places are not of multiple colours. And if they are black and white then it suggests day and night – i.e., alternating of day and night and the passing of time.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Noise; Roaring; Hubbub) In a dream, it means witnessing social disorder, a public outcry or participating in a religious festival or an important public event that will attract the interest of people from all walks ofHfe.
(Argillite; Argillateous; Mortar; Mud; Plaster) In a dream, clay means sickness, disgrace or ignominy, except for one who works with clay or builds structures with it, then in his case, seeing clay in his dream means benefits, religious awareness and developing faith and certitude. Dry clay in a dream represents a cut in one’s earnings or living on a budget.
If one sees himself plastering the walls of his house with wet clay in a dream, it means that he is a righteous person.
If one sees himself eating clay in a dream, it means that he swindles money. Construction clay in a dream means benefits and money. Seeingclay in a dream also could mean death. Ifone sees himselfwaking in mud or wet clay, and ifhe works with it in a dream, it means falling sick or suffering from disgrace. Dry clay in a dream means money, while wet clay means righteousness. Eating baked clay in a dream means backbiting others, untruth or slander.
If a sick person sees clay in his dream, it means his death.
Ifone sees the walls of his house collapsing as a result of a flood in a dream, it means the death of his wife. Ifone sees his house caving in on him and causing a big cloud of dust in a dream, it means that he maybe afflicted with measles.
A collapsed ceiling in a dream means devastation.
If one sees a destroyed house standing erect anew in a dream, it means spiritual awakening of its owner.
If one is awaiting the return of a member of his family, or if he is awaiting a guest to arrive, and if a part of his house caves in, it means the near arrival of such a traveller. Ifa daughter or a sister or another woman live in that house, it means that the guest will seek her hand for marriage.
If a hurricane destroys his entire house in a dream, it means that death will take locality in that place at the hands of a tyrant. Ifone sees himself demolishing an old house or edifice in a dream, it means evil.
If a woman sees her walls caving in on her in a dream, it means the death of her husband.
(Also see Destruction)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Collar; Neckband; Neckwear) In a dream, a collarband represents the pleasure and pride of a mother or a wife to see her sons or daughter having a jewelry business.
If an unmarried woman sees herself in a dream wearing a neckband, a necklace or a collarband made from pearls, peridot or chrysolite, it means that she will marry a noble and a high ranking man, beget children from him and find her ultimate pleasure and love in such a marriage.
If the collarband is made from alum, then it means marrying a young eastern man.
If the collarband is made from beads in the dream, it means that her husband is a mean and a contemptible person. Ifa man sees himselfwearing a collarband in a dream, it means suffocation, distress or a quarrel.
(Also see Neckband; Necklace)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In a dream, Alcyone means dirt or wealth-Aldebran means retreat or one’s sexual organs-Aldromeda means a woman in distress-Alhena means satisfaction or impotence--Antilia means iron-Apus means a heavenly bird-Ara means flying-Arctunus means unlawful earnings or actions-Argo means travelling by sea-Auriga and Corvus mean fortune and blessingsBootis represents a shepherd or servitude--Castor means advancement-Cepheus represents a ruler-CoronaAustralis meansmarriage--Corona Borealis means forgiveness and safety-Cygnus means a swan-Grus means departure-Libra means adultery-The Celestial equator means happiness-The Little Bear, the Great Bear, Aquila, Orion, Spica, Arietica or Aquarius among others, if one sees them or owns them or controls them or recognizes their names in a dream, it means befriending someone or marriage to a woman with that name or zodiac sign or character, or it could mean begetting a son.
The celestial pole in a dream represents a devout worshiper or a high rankingcommander-Pollux means delays-The Ursa Major and Ursa Minor mean pursuit, following, signs of guidance or tracks of moving around-Triangulum means conditions-Vela means confrontation-Viergo means a contraceptive-and Vulpicula means screaming.
(Also see Celestial spheres; Dog; Star)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In season, an eggplant in a dream means earnings with little effort, while seeing an eggplant out of season in a dream denotes negativity and disliked. Eating an eggplant in a dream means falling prices.
An eggplant in a dream also represents the element of arrogance, self adulation, perfidy, cheating others, and a man with many faces. As for fishermen, seeing eggplants in a dream means a good catch, joy and success.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one is required in his dream to circumscribe to the limitations placed by God on man’s freedom of action in the world, or if one asks that such judgment be exacted in his case, his dream then represents paying one’s debts, or respecting one’s limitations, or marriage to protect one’s chastity.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In a dream, exclamation of God’s sovereignty, i.e., uttering the formula “La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Ilia Billah” (There is no will or power except that of God’s Almighty) means constant repentance in wakefulness and hope for salvation. It also means conquering one’s enemies.
(Also see Exalting God’s oneness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Disease; Ophthalmia) In a dream, eye inflammation means tightening of one’s earnings, or it could mean heedlessness. Seeing one’s eyes inflamed in a dream means that one’s father or mother may fall sick. Inflammation of the eyes in a dream also denotes near blindness or suffering from a cataract. Any vision loss in a dream represents failing to properly perform one’s religion, loss in business or an indication of the state of one’s children.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Hajj; Eid-ul Adha; Feast of sacrifice; 10th of Zul-Hijjah; Greater Bairam; Manumission; Sacrifice; Pilgrimage; Responding) Witnessing the Feast of Immolation (arb. Eid-ul Adha) in a dream means reminiscing the past, renewal of past celebrations, reviving a state of joy, recapturing moments of one’s pleasant past, escape from destruction, salvation, redemption, release from prison or freedom from debts.
(Also see Feast of Breaking the Fast; Ram; Sacrifice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Hearth; Stove) An iron cast stove or a fireplace in a dream represents a woman who comes from a powerful and a strong family.
If the stove or the fireplace is made from yellow copper or brass in the dream, then such a woman may have come from a house of a worldly and rich people.
A wooden fireplace in a dream represents hypocrisy in such a family.
If the fireplace is made of plaster in the dream, it means that such a family has associated itself with Pharaonic traditions or worship. Ifthe fireplace is made ofargillite or form sundried bricks in the dream, it means that someone in that family is a godly and a pious person.
A fireplace in a dream also represents a state, a government, joblessness or fleeing from one’s enemy.
If the fireplace or the stove is lit with no food to cook or water to boil over it in the dream, it means that the head of the household, the butler or the house keeper will become angry and infuriated by someone’s slander or backbiting. Ifthe cooking pot in the dream is interpreted to represent the wife, then the fireplace would represent her husband who faces the adversities and hardships of life. On the other hand, if the fireplace in the dream is interpreted to represent the wife, then the cooking pot would be her husband who is always sitting on fire.
If the fireplace or the stove is not lit in the dream, then it represents distress, worries and trouble, but if it is on, then it means fulfilling one’s needs and earning one’s livelihood through hard work.
A fireplace in a dream also represents one’s wife, his tools and instruments, his vehicle, or it could represent a place of gathering, one’s rank, a chair, light, a woman in childbed, a father, a mother, a pregnant woman, one’s shop or a helper.
A fireplace in a dream also could represent the month of January or the cold season.
If a bachelor sees a fireplace in a dream, it means that he will get married, and if he is married, it means that his wife will become pregnant.
If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent for his sins, for a fireplace is the abode of fire and fire in a dream represents fear, horror and guidance.
A fireplace in a dream also represents one’s stomach and the firewood in a dream represents alate heavy meal that will cause indigestion or confused dreams.
(Also see Brazier; Firewood)... Islamic Dream Interpretation