(1) If you are punishing someone or something else (an animal, say), the latter probably represents a part of you - some quite respectable facultv or instinctive drive - that has at some time in the past given rise to guilt-feelings. Such antagonism between different parts of your psyche spells misery. Healing and happiness will come only if you learn to forgive and accept the repressed faculty or emotion and allow it proper expression in your life.
(2) The person you are punishing may represent someone close to you: parent or partner, or sibling. In this case be careful to distinguish three possibilities: first, that the dream is expressing (unconscious) resentment against the person; secondly, that what you are punishing the person for is a part of yourself that has been projected on to the person; and
thirdly, that the person, though recognized in the dream as someone else, nevertheless represents some part of you: in which case see (1) above.
(3) If vou are being punished, who is doing the punishing? A father figure or other authority figure (e.g. policeman or judge)? If so, you probably have an over-dominant super-ego. Did you as a small child see your parents in a sexual embrace and as a result incur the wrath of either parent? Some such traumatic experience could easily set in motion a self-punishing mechanism that will perpetuate itself as an autonomous function of your psyche until you choose to do something about it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Attitudes or habits developed from family or home life, especially if it is a piece of furniture from family home or past dwelling, the attitudes, beliefs we ‘furnish’ our mind with, notions about self; self image.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Pushing: being positive in what you want, exening one’s will or effon of will. Being pushed: feeling coerced or taken for granted. Idioms: give someone the push; when it comes to the push; push off; push/press on; pushover, push one’s luck. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Getting rid of negative feelings such as despair or self doubt, fears about health—neurotic phobias about one’s own wholeness. Washing hair: changing one’s attitude; altering the way one thinks about something or one’s viewpoint. Washing vagina, penis: clearing negative sexual feelings; dealing with the results of pent up sexuality or reproductive drive. Hanging up washing: allowing change to come into one’s life; letting other people see one’s new attitudes. In a mother’s dream: may refer to caring for the family emotionally. Washing hands: getting rid of feelings about something you have done or been involved in. Idioms: all come out in the wash; lost in the wash; it won’t wash; wash dirty linen in public; wash one’s hands of. See soap; bath. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Washing dishes with Dawn may comment on a revelation or inspiration coming through the simple and mundane acts of life. It may suggest that you just came up with a great idea in the most unusual moment, or it may represent fresh ideas, which may initiate a new beginning.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Fishing may represent retrieving the wealth within the subconscious. It may mention the need to be sritl and just wait for business prospects to bite the line. Once they do, you can reel in the rewards. Fishing can refect a contemplative experience in which you leam the power and serenity of Zen meditative thinking... Ariadne's Book of Dream
When some type of washing occurs in a dream, you are cleansing or clearing out something that no longer serves you.
The primary symbolic meaning for any kind of bathing connects to this desire to be clean and available for social interaction with others. This can connect to unconscious feelings of dirtiness that are both literal and metaphorical. There may be ways in which you are feeling unclean and in need of purification. Anything that involves water in a dream is going to connect somehow to issues of emotions. Using water to bathe might point to a need or desire to immerse yourself in the realm of your feelings in order to cleanse yourself of the pain that life sometimes brings.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As a function of routine, clothes are kept clean in this mechanism. In this way, a washing machine is a symbol of this impulse to keep elements of your life at a certain level of condition. You may be expressing a need to clear off thoughts or feelings that are unwanted.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Furniture usually symbolizes our inheritance or revered objects. It also reflects our ‘inner landscape’, that part of ourselves to which we retire when seeking sanctuary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Sometimes the furniture that appears in a dream can highlight our need for security or stability, particularly if it is recognizable from the past. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The furniture that appears in our dreams, particularly if it is drawn to our attention, often shows how we feel about our family and home life, and what attitudes or habits we have developed. It also can give an indication as to how we feel about ourselves.
For instance, dark, heavy material would suggest the possibility of depression, whereas brightly painted objects could testify to an upbeat mentality. Broken furniture or that which breaks as we use it can indicate a lack of security and support, or fears about the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When in a dream we are being pushed, there is an energy around us that enables us to achieve what we want.
If we are pushing, then we are usually exerting our will positively. Pushing something uphill, such as a car or snowball, suggests that we are trying to resist natural forces.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When in everyday life we are aware of pressure, this can surface in dreams as being pushed and can sometimes indicate a fear of illness. In certain forms of mental illness, the patient experiences a feeling of being pushed around and made to do something he does not want to do. Occasionally, when experienced in dreams, this can actually be a form of healing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A spiritual cleansing may be necessary in order to preserve our integrity, such as before a magical ritual. Such an image will often arise spontaneously as our knowledge increases.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Since water is a symbol for emotion and the unconscious, washing stands for achieving a relationship with our emotional selves and dealing successfully with the results.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of washing either ourselves or, for instance, clothes suggests getting rid of negative feelings. We may need to change our attitude, either internally or externally. Washing other people touches on our need to care for others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Large bodies of water often symbolize the unconscious, so any sea creature can represent a message from the unconscious or “diving” into the unconscious. Completely at home in the ocean, fish are the best-equipped creatures for exploring its depths, and are thus positive symbols for anyone engaged in therapy or self transformation.
The activity of fishing can indicate a quest, particularly for nourishment, and it can indicate an exploration of the unconscious. Fish can also be sexual symbols and, because of their association with Christianity, can be Christ symbols.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: Working with bricks: start putting your building or remodeling plans into action or make use of your intellectual talents.
Depth Psychology: Owning a lot of bricks: your future is secure. Looking at roof tiles or shingles: you are looking for safety and security (physically as well as emotionally). See Clay, House, Roof.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Quenching your thirst: your dreams of finding love arc being fulfilled. Extinguishing a fire: a passionate affair (thank goodness) is coming to an end—otherwise, it would have devoured you. Sometimes the dream means you will escape from an unfortunate situation at the last moment. Extinguishing a fire in your house: you are engulfed in actual difficulties, but you will prevail!
Depth Psychology: The meaning of the dream depends on what you have or are trying to extinguish. See Candle, Fire, Lamp, Lantern, Light.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Casting a fishing rod: you long for a partner. Catching a fish in clear waters: good luck and success in an important matter.
If somebody is throwing his fishing rod at you: pay attention, a deceptive person is in your life. Fishing at the shore of a calm lake: your emotional balance will soon be restored. Watching others as they fish: there will be an opportunity to make new friends. See Fish, Water.
Depth Psychology: If you are fishing: your emotional balance will soon be restored. Catching a fish: good luck is right around the corner.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Washing hands: you are feeling remorse because of something you did. Washing dirt)’ things: others caused problems, because they insisted on something that was wrong. Washing yourself or taking a bath: traits that “stain” your character need to be removed. See Bathing, Soap, Water.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about washing are a reminder to “wash away” bad habits. See Laundry.... Dreamers Dictionary
If one sees his face glowing with red or blushing in a dream, it means dignity, nobility and it could represent a person who is known for his good deeds. Ifthe blushing of one’s face is mixed with some white lines in the dream, it means strength and happiness.
If one sees his face embellished with red cosmetic makeup in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery, and that he will be exposed thereafter. Ifone sees his entire body turning red in a dream, it means long sufferings and lack of success in his life. Glowing redness in one’s face in a dream also means recovering from an illness, or the home returning of a traveller.
(Also see Bashfulness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Polishing; Shining) A wood finisher burnishing a piece offurniture in a dream represents a minister, or a statesman who deals with the high and the low. It also could mean associating with righteous people who point out one’s pitfalls and help him to remove his ills.
(Also see Sanding)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself demolishing an unknown house, it suggest that all his previous anxieties have been removed and that all his sins and evil doings are revoked. But if the house is known to him, it suggest that he will lose all his worldly possessions due to his evil doings and squandering.
If only a portion of his house is demolished it means he will suffer worldly loss proportionate to how much is demolished.... 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, a fishing net represents trickery, deception, profits, knowledge, realizing one’s hope, and victory over one’s enemies if one owns a fishing net.
If one sees himself entrapped inside a fishing net, it means that he may be jailed or fall to sickness or marry a rebellious wife, or it could mean money, or a child that will preoccupy him.
A fishing net in a dream also represents a harsh employer, hard working laborers. or an adversity they may suffer. As for a clear minded fisherman who earns his livelihood from a fishing net, seeing a fishing net in a dream represents trials, imprisonment, short breath, or it could mean profits or good news. As for a traveller, seeing a fishing net in his dream means his return home.
A fishing net in a dream also means increasing difficulties for a worried person.
If one who has lost something sees a fishing net in his dream, it means that he will find his lost object.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Polishing) In a dream, a gem polisher represents the polisher of the hearts, a wise man, a teacher, a shaikh, a sage, a refiner of characters or a 186 gnostic. On the other hand, a gem polisher in a dream may also represent evil, belligerence, hesitation, or travels.
A stone polisher in a dream represents someone who offends or injures people’s feelings with his words.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Burnishing; Shining) A wood finisher polishing a piece offurniture in a dream represents a minister, an administrator, or a statesman who deals with the high and the low. Seeing a polisher in a dream also means befriending a righteous man who points out one’s pitfalls and helps him to remove his ills and to correct himself.
(Also see Sanding)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To beat grains out of husks in a dream represents savings one accumulates from a long and a hard-working job. Threshing in a dream could represent money which is earned through someone else’s labor, or it could mean acquiring knowledge.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Brass polisher; Dishwasher; Washer) Adishwasher or a brass polisher in a dream represent an interior decorator, or someone who beautifies and embellishes people’s properties, or one who attracts people to himself.
A washer in a dream is also interpreted as a righteous man, a gnostic, a preacher, a teacher, or one who polishes people’s hearts with his admonitions.
(Undertaker) If one sees a deceased person washing himself before burial in a dream, it means relief for one’s dependents and increase of their wealth after him. Washing a deceased person in a dream means that someone will repent at the hand of the undertaker.
If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothing in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to satisfy his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to seek justice for his death. Ifone does wash the garment ofthe deceased person in the dream, it means the redemption of that person. Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is suffering in hell-fire.
(Also see Grave digger; Hot water; Ritual bath; Undertaker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See Angel, Ocean. Living life from the depths of the soul and emotions, because fish live in the depths of the sea. Feeling like “a fish in water”—being in one’s element. One feature of fish is their wholeness, since they live exclusively in water (the emotional sphere). Fish are usually voracious eaters and immensely productive. They have no eyelids, sleep with their eyes open, and are always attuned to the world around them. Some fish change their colors according to the circumstances. They are creatures of high sensibility, but they are also cold and can’t be held. In a broader sense, the symbolism of the astrological sign of the fish is also relevant here, where oceanic feelings, trust and mistrust, and the contradictions of willpower and self-defense are at issue. Also, chaos and the absurd belong here, as well as faith—including superstition and disbelief.
If you see yourself fishing, what did you catch? A small fish indicates small Booty: a big fish, big booty.
The fisherman is trying to catch the content of the soul. Since ancient times, in China fish have been a sign of fertility. As far back as Babylonian times, fish appearing in dreams were considered phallic symbols. According to 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus, a dead fish represents lost hope.
The fish is also a Christian symbol.
The point when Spring entered the constellation of the fish coincided with the beginning of Christianity.
The salmon of wisdom is part of Irish mythology.
In psychoanalysis, the fish is a symbol of male sexuality- According to Jung, if you are the fish, you can renew yourself in the Water (emotions). Also, according to Jungian psychoanalysis, the fish is the symbol of wholeness. It symbolizes the total person of the dreamer and, more to the point, the emotional side of sexuality. Jung also believed that fish are like thoughts and hunches, which surface from the unconscious.
(In the fairy tale “The Fisherman and His Wife,” we find the 44 wishing-fish.”)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Repressed aggression, or too little aggression, as in: Attack, Surf, Fire, Flames, Violence, Greed, and Wire (High-Tension). Feelings of inferiority, repression, as in Termination, Attack, Harem, Skin Rash, and Prostitute. Fear of war or aggression, but also desperate search for physical or personal closeness.
A symbol for cleansing as in Tub, Shower, Bath, Sauna. In alchemy, being blackened is followed by washing; chaotic situations are followed by cleansing (from guilt feelings). Washing of the hands is a sign of innocence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To brush your teeth, foretells that some great struggle will be demanded of you in order to preserve your fortune.
If you see a friend brushing their teeth, it may be a warning that your friend has been talking against you. Or, you might be feeling paranoid about how good a friend they really are to you.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are fishing, indicates that you are bringing your repressed emotions to the surface. In particular, to dream that you are ice fishing, suggests that you are breaking through a hardened emotional barrier and confronting difficult feelings from your unconscious. Consider also, the common phrase “fishing for compliments”. Also see “Fish Hook”, “Fishing Rod” and “Fishing Wire,” below.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are pushing a heavy object, symbolizes effort, energy and a new drive to succeed in life.
If you dream of pushing a person, consider how you, or this person, may be a “pushover” for the other in real life.
To dream that you are pushed or being pushed, suggests that you are being pressured into doing something. You may be feeling stressed because you do not have enough time to complete a task.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of loading or unloading a washing machine with clothes, this foretells an unexpected vacation or change of location.
If you dream of hiding or being stuck inside a washing machine, you need to escape from stress in your waking life. You may also feel that others are trying to force their opinions or values on you.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a fishing pole represents desire, and that you are extending yourself, putting your desires “out there”, hoping for a bite.
A fishing pole is also a symbol of the penis, a desire for sex, intimacy, and/or fertility. Or perhaps you are fishing for clues or answers to the issues and challenges you are dealing with.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of publishing denote influence, change, transformation, and mutation of human consciousness. You desire to make your mark on the world. See Wright and Printing Press.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of washing are about healing, detoxing, and releasing negativity, so that you may start again, fresh, cleansed and renewed. Also, this dream may be giving you the message that it is time to clean up your act. See Cry.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream that the washing machine is plugged in and well functioning, then you have a healthy energetic laundry system. However, if the washing machine is unplugged or malfunctioning, then this is a message to seek help to process through recent traumatic or overwhelming events in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- “fhe furniture which appears in our dreams, particularly if it is drawn to our attention, often shows how we feel about our family and home life, and what attitudes or habits we have developed. It also can give an indication as to how we feel about ourselves.
For instance, dark heavy material would suggest the possibility of depression, whereas brightly painted objects could testify to an upbeat mentality.
2- Sometimes the furniture which appears in a dream can highlight our need for security or stability; particularly if it is recognisable from the past.
Different articles can represent different attitudes:
Bed/mattress This can show exactly what is happening in the subtle areas of our close relationships. We can get an insight into how we really feel about intimacy; and sexual pleasure.
For some people the bed is a place of sanctuary and rest, where they can be totally alone. Carpet Often when carpets appears in a dream we are looking at our emotional links with finance.
The colour of the carpet should also be noted (see Colour). Chair A chair can indicate that we need a period of rest and recuperation. We may need to deliberately take time out, to be open to other opportunities and openings.
Cupboards and wardrobes may depict those things we wish to keep hidden, but may also depict how we deal with the different roles we must play in life. Table For a table to appear in a dream is often to do with communal activity; and with one’s social affiliations (also see individual entry and Altar).
3- Revered objects.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- When in a dream we are being pushed, there is an energy around us that enables us to achieve what we want.
If we are pushing, then we are usually exerting our will positively. Pushing something uphill, such as a car or snowball, suggests that we are trying to resist natural forces.
2- When in everyday life we are aware of pressure, this can be surface in dreams as being pushed and can sometimes indicate a fear of illness. In ccrtain forms of mental illness, the patient experiences a feeling of being pushed around and made to do something lie does not want to do. Occasionally, when experienced in dreams, this can actually be a form of healing.
3- When one is developing psychically it is possible to become aware of the subtle forces and energy around. This can be experienced as being pushed.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- Dreaming of washing either oneself, or for instance, clothes, suggests getting rid of negative feelings. We may need to change our attitude, either internally or externally. Washing other people touches on our need to care for others.
2- Since water is a symbol for emotion and the unconscious, washing stands for achieving a relationship with our emotional selves and dealing successfully with the results.
3- A spiritual clcansing may be necessary in order to preserve the dreamer’s integrity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are styling your hair indicates that you are concerned with your physical appearance. This type of image should put you on alert: dressing up in an exaggerated manner is a sign of falseness in human relationships. Not in vain, when we modify our image, we can momentarily avoid facing our faults. Soon or later, however, the mask must fall and your costume can no longer hide reality.
To find yourself in danger is an indication of success; to escape it has an inverted symbolism, it predicts misfortune.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The meaning of this dream changes according to the object being pushed. So if it is something heavy, you will need to prioritize your interests over the abuses of others; but if it is light, a tendency to conformity becomes apparent. To push a person reveals your guilt for having acted irresponsibly.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of varnishing furniture, a door, or any object is a sign that there is something you want to keep secret. Frequently, it refers to defects, shortcomings, or attitudes that do not make you proud. There is something in the self that you do not fully accept and, therefore, you cover it with layers of varnish.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you wash yourself in dreams it means you need to “cleanse” certain aspects of your personality, since you harbor feelings of guilt. On the contrary, these images could also mean that matters that are worrying you are beginning to clear up. An important detail: if you are washing clothes or a personal item, it is your emotional and intimate relationships that require cleaning.
If you wash dishes, it indicates spiritual purity that nourishes you.
If you was someone else, it shows your desire for that person to heal. (See WATER)
To wash clothes or rags of white linen is a very promising dram. To wash yourself is also a good omen, as long as it is with clear, clean water. Stained clothing, however, predicts bad luck.
If you take a bath while clothed, it signifies coming deceptions.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are pushing something suggests energy and drive to succeed in life. Consider also how you, or someone you know in waking life, may be a ‘pushover’. To dream that you are being pushed signifies that you are under some sort of pressure, or feel coerced into doing something. Alternatively, it implies that you feel you don’t have enough time to complete a task perfectly.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are washing yourself, or someone or something else in a dream using water, this suggests the cleansing of negative feelings such as despair or self- doubt. Is it time to clean up your act or perhaps get started on a project you have been postponing? Dreams of washing your hair suggest you are thinking of changing your attitude or the way you present yourself to others; if you are washing a vagina or penis, it could mean that you are dealing with the results of a pent-up sexuality, whilst if you are washing your hands, you may be trying to get rid of feelings about something you have done or been involved with.
If you dream of hanging up washing, it suggests that you are allowing change to come into your life, as well as letting other people see your new attitudes.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of hunting relate to the killing of innocence or the search for something important. Surrounding dreamscape details and the type of animal you are hunting will clarify the meaning. Fishing suggests an exploration of your unconscious. See also REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you were fishing in your dream, you may be looking for insight into a particular problem in waking life. The dream may also suggest that deep emotions are being brought to the surface. Consider what you were fishing for in your dream; was it compliments, attention or the truth in a difficult or ’fishy’ situation? Did you catch your dream fish in your dream? If you did, it may indicate that you will find that an answer to a long-standing question suddenly pops into your mind. Alternatively, if your catch gasped for breath as it flapped around on the ground, do you feel like a fish out of water in waking life? If it wriggled frantically, could your dream have been drawing your attention to a ’slippery fish’ or elusive person in your real life? If the fish was cold to the touch, could this perhaps refer to someone in your life who is emotionally cold, perhaps even you?
On the other hand, dreams about fishing—particularly ones in which a freshwater fisherman or angler appears—could simply indicate the need for rest and relaxation.
If a fisherman does appear in your dream or you are the fisherman, pay attention to the actions that are performed, as they will help you interpret the dream. Often a fisherman will represent a person, such as a provider, or a concept, such as bravery. This latter is especially the case if he is a deep-sea fisherman. A fishing line refers to a length or measure of spiritual inquiry, a fishing rod signifies a life aspect that can assist you in your spiritual search and a fishing trip symbolizes a desire to gain further information regarding a particular issue. Consider also if you are trying to catch something like a job or a partner in waking life.
If you visit a fish market in your dreams, try to recall the species of fish, the amount you bought and their condition, as a fish market may refer to your own personal spiritual belief system. Finally, because of its Christian association, a fisherman may suggest a priest or someone with priest-like qualities in your dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia
You are making passionate love when your partner just vanishes; such a dream suggests passion that is frustrated in some way. A variation is the dream of making love to a stranger with no face, but in this case the emphasis is on your desire to experiment sexually.... The Element Encyclopedia