Mosquitoes attacking your body might arrive in a dream as a response to negative influences in your environment. They may point out that someone is feeding on your life force and leaving a swelling imtation.
A mosquito may appear to advise that you stop letting others suck your blood.
The front steps to a house may demonstrate the difficulty you have in getting close to someone. It may represent the steps of achievement toward ownership. Each step in a staircase may represent a step of growth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The stepfamily has the same meaning as a family of origin with the added element of fate thrown into the mix, as a secondary family by marriage indicates a choice that brings with it a multitude of relationships.
If you have a stepfamily in your waking life, the people who make up that family represent character aspects of your personality and also reflect the primary relationship that connects that stepfamily to you. Such a dream may be reflecting both your own consciousness as well as the waking-life interactions of the individuals involved.
(See Family Members.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The toes are about balance and finesse with regard to your movement through life. They can also be a source of adornment and self-expression. Something happening to the toes in a dream may indicate that there are some obstacles impeding you.
A stubbed toe is an error in judgment that gets your immediate attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: Steps in dreams almost invariably suggest an effort made to succeed. Going up steps suggests trying to make things better and improve them, whereas going down means going either into the past or the subconscious.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream about toes symbolizes how you march through daily existence - maybe with assurance and confidence, maybe without. It also represents the avenues you are taking. On the other hand, toes can signify fine points of living and the way you handle them.
To dream about your toenails growing represents an expansion of your comprehension of some matter.
To dream that a toe is lost, or that a new one grows, indicates a lack of the perseverance needed to forge ahead in some matter.
To dream about an injured toe, or a toe with a corn or bruise, means that you are concerned about continuing with some effort.
To dream that a person is kissing your toe is a symbol of comfort and encouragement. That person wants you to succeed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Symbol: Mosquitoes, flies, and snakes are representations of the devil.
Vision: If mosquitoes are buzzing about your head: you are too generous and others are taking advantage of you; also you might have a troublesome visitor. Getting bitten by a mosquito: the friends you selected turned out to be bad company. Things will get unpleasant, but your regrets are too late.
The people you invited will bring much stnfe into your house.
Depth Psychology: See Flies, Insects.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Eating potatoes: be careful with your money—your budget is shrinking. Digging potatoes: you will have to work long and hard to reach your goals. Peeling potatoes: your household budget needs adjustment—you need to spend less.
Depth Psychology: A pleasant dream about potatoes: you have maturity and inner strength. Unpleasant dreams involving potatoes: financial or emotional worries; you may soon have to make do with less.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Stepping toward something: reaching your goal will be easy—but don’t become arrogant along the way. Taking one step at a time: you are approaching your goal systematically. See Walking.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing steps: you hope that your boss will support you in your attempts to get a promotion, or that he will help protect you in your present position. Steps may also be a symbol of the stages of your personal growth—the dream is encour- aging you to take the “next step.” See Climbing, Stairs.... Dreamers Dictionary
In Dreampedia, we give a full teaching on each step you need to take. We here just going to give you a quick summary. This should be enough to whet your appetite and give you what you need to interpret your dreams right away!
Every character, object and building in your dream is symbolic of a part of yourself and your life. This one principle alone changes your entire view of dream interpretation.
It is a common mistake for people to misinterpret the people and objects in their dreams as the real thing. This is a big mistake! If I dream of Aunty Pat throwing a cream pie in my face, I certainly do not have to fear visiting her for Thanksgiving!
It is symbolic and Aunty Pat is a picture of a part of me. If Aunty pat is an aggressive woman that tends to dominate others, then she could represent my will in this dream. Identifying the characters in your dream is the very first step to gaining an understanding of what your dreams are saying.
In fact just by identifying your dream category and then identifying the symbols, you will already have an idea of what your dream is speaking about.
This goes for buildings, animals or any kind of object in your dream. If you dream that your house is being broken down, you do not need to rush out and buy more insurance. Your house is just a picture of your life.
This opens up a whole new world to you! Many common symbols crop up in our dreams and I will give you some interpretations for them later on. In fact, in my DAV Symbol Dictionary, I supply a comprehensive list of all the characters and scenarios and their interpretations.
2. Good is Great. Bad is...well...bad.
Understanding what the characters in your dream represent is just the first step. It is also very important to determine if that character is playing a positive or a negative role in your dreams.
This alone can turn your interpretation right around. If I dream that my house is being torn down, it can be positive or negative. If your house is being torn down so that something bigger can be built, it means that you are in a process of growing spiritually and mentally in your life right now.
However if your house is being bombed by terrorists or torn down by a storm, it means that you are facing some severe attack in your life right now and that you are falling apart.
Do you see what I mean? In both cases...once again the house is a symbol of your life. It does not speak of your actual house and you do not need to fear a sudden invasion of terrorists ok?
3. Everything is About You
It’s your dream. It’s your life. It’s about YOU!
Another big mistake that people make is that they think if they dream of someone else that the dream is for that person. It’s a bit ridiculous actually. If you dream that your co‐worker falls pregnant, I would certainly not rush to them and announce the good news!
Not only will you be wrong, but every time you head for the coffee machine the other co‐workers might suddenly find a reason to be somewhere else...
Hmmm, I get the feeling that some folks reading this might have made this mistake a few times. Not to worry though! There is hope.
Keep in mind that because the characters in your dream are a picture of yourself, the dream is a message for you. These dreams are a depiction of what is going on inside of you right now and often also refer to events that happened in the past.
Either way, you are the star of this show and it’s all about YOU!
4. Identifying the Message
It is important to remember that an internal dream has a single message. If your dream has lots of characters and scene changes, then it is a garbage dream and does not have an interpretation.
By identifying the symbols in your dreams and determining if they are given in a positive or negative context, you are armed with everything you need to identify the message.
To show you how simple this is, I am going to take a few of the dreams posted on our Dreams and Visions forum and I am going to break it down for you.
I will be using the entries from the DAV Dictionary so that you can see exactly how to use it.... Dreampedia
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
(Shouting) If one is called by name from a short distance in a dream, it means that he will befriend lowly street people. Ifone’s name is called from the horizon or from the furthest end of a valley in a dream, it means that he will attain an honorable status and rank. Ifone’s name is called from a great distance in a dream, it means that he has disobeyed God’s commands and is suffering by being distanced from his Lord.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the weight is heavy on the carrier, it means trouble or harm caused by one’s neighbor.
If a woman sees herself carrying a heavy load, such a load could represent her gluttonous husband. Carrying a load over one’s shoulders in a dream also represents one’s sins.
A pregnancy in a dream means comfort for the baby but discomfort for the mother. Seeing oneself carrying bushes from the woods means backbiting, slandering and reporting lies.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
the person with whom the cat is fighting will become ill in the very near future.
If the cat is overpowered, he will recover quickly. But if the cat bites him he will remain ill for a lengthy period. According to Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen his illness will span for one whole year. And a wild cat bespeaks of more serious illness and for a greater period.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Door lintel; Doorplate; Threshold) In a dream, the doorstep of one’s house represents one’s power, or it could mean marriage.
If one sees himself removing the doorstep of his house in a dream, it means losing his power.
If he removes the door lintels of his house in a dream, it means divorcing his wife.
If the door lintels are taken away and one could no longer see them in the dream, it means his death.lfhe can still see them in the dream, then it means a sickness from which he will recover.
The door lintel in a dream also represents a woman or the house bottler.
If a governor sees the doorsteps of his house being removed in a dream, it means that he will be impeached. Whatever happens to the doorsteps in a dream should be interpreted as relating to one’s wife or a woman.
(Also see Threshold)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Reaching a stage of advancement— social and conscious. Often, stopping in order to gain a better view. Stairs also represent an interim stage between above and below—between head and belly, emotions and intellect, heaven and earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Suggests that you become much more careful in your present situation. Do you want to perform at the highest level.7 However, it could also mean that you are not resolute enough and lack wholeness. See Dance, Thumb, Finger.
Folklore: Warning of a lovers’ quarrel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream about your stepmother in your dream suggests that you are seeking to develop your own individuality. You want comfort and guidance, but you may have to create that for yourself.
If you don’t have a stepmother in real life, this dream may be a signal that you are following the wrong path. Or, you may be having issues of abandonment or disagreement with your real mother.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream of getting stepped on means that someone is taking advantage of you in real life. There is a power imbalance in one of your relationships. Alternatively, this dream could mean that you feel people are passing you by and achieving things, while you feel left behind.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a step signify progress toward a dream, plan or goal. Consider if you are taking a step forward or a step backward. Keep in mind, sometimes you have to step backward in order to take two steps forward. See Staircase.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of step aerobics symbolize that you are making step-by-step progress toward your goals. Your subconscious mind is either giving you the message to engage more actively in the process of making physical improvements in your life or this dream is acknowledging that you are already well on your way. Also, because step aerobics usually involve high energy as well as music, this dream might be revealing that you will make more progress toward your goals if you amplify your energy and make what you are doing fun and joyous. See Aerobics.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a Stepford Wife represents your attempts to live up to an impossible ideal of the perfect woman, wife, and mother. You are realizing the price you pay when you strive for the outer appearance of perfection while ignoring the richness of your soul. Perhaps this dream is here to remind you that you are already perfect.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of being a stepmother or stepfather, then this dream is about your feelings of not fitting in, being seen as an intruder, or an unwelcome interloper.
If you are a dream of dealing with a stepmother or stepfather, consider your role, and feelings toward her/him. This dream is revealing your feelings and attitudes about unwelcome and disruptive energy at home. Alternatively, this dream can also signify a desire for more mother/father love in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a stepsister/stepbrother signify competition for mother/father love, attention, and affection. This is a venting dream where you are releasing out your fear of scarcity, a lack of love, energy, attentiveness and attractiveness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of toes symbolize that you are paying attention to the details, and honoring the little things in life that make all the difference. You are getting a grip on your life and finding your balance. See Toes.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a Twelve Step Program represent a light at the end of the tunnel. You are coming to believe in a higher power, and becoming willing to turn your life and will over to the care of your higher power in order to get you through this drastic and powerful time of change. You are becoming honest about what is no longer working for you, and willing to take responsibility for your life.
If you have not yet started on this path, this dream may be a sign for you to begin. See Breakdown/ Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- Steps in dreams almost invariably suggest an effort made to succeed. Going up steps suggests trying to make things better and improve them, whereas going down means going either into the past or the subconscious.
2- Steps represent changes in awareness within a project, quite literally the steps necessary. Steps also represent communication of a progressive kind.
3- There is still perceived to be a hierarchical structure in spiritual progression. We can achieve certain things at a certain level. We must extensively refine each level before moving on to the next.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Walking up; You have a solution to a troubling situation. Walking down; You could witness an unhappy situation. Falling down; Take heed in your business affairs, as they could be threatened. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To hear footsteps that draw closer or farther away, without being able to see who is walking, indicates the fear that some external agent out of your control invades, or negatively affects, your vital space. It denotes insecurity in your environment. Perhaps the dream is advising you to take a step forward in some area of your life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The interpretation of this dream can lead the dreamer to realize that there are issues or persons demanding his attention. On the other hand, it also indicates his desire to be cared for and needed by others. Almost always, it is associated with a need for affection.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
This could be hidden aggression towards that particular person or an aspect of yourself that person represents that you recognize in yourself. It could also suggest anxiety about the welfare of the person in your dream.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you see your own feet in your dream, your unconscious may be advising you to keep your feet firmly on the ground, as feet symbolize your foundation, stability and sense of understanding. Such a dream signifies your need to be more practical and sensible. Alternatively, it represents mobility, independence and freedom. Perhaps you are reconsidering the direction of your life and your dream is advising you to move forward one step at a time. Slow-walking or lazy feet may reveal uncertainty, whereas feet marching powerfully link to feelings of confidence and purpose. Thereafter, the strength and determination of your dream feet may indicate how you are approaching a certain task.
For a Christian, dreaming of washing feet is a sign of forgiveness, but it can also mean that you are keeping a safe distance from a current problem and will return to it when you feel better able to tackle it. In India, to dream of the feet may symbolize divine qualities in the dreamer, since the feet are considered the holiest part of the body. Consider also the pun of putting your foot in your mouth or putting your foot in it.
If you are walking barefoot in your dream, you have your feet firmly placed on the ground in waking life. Loss of a foot or feet in a dream indicates feelings of helplessness in waking life. To see toes in your dream represents the minor details of life and how you deal with them.
If your toenails are growing in your dream, this symbolizes an extension of your understanding in a particular matter.
If your toe is hurt, perhaps you are feeling anxious about moving forward with someone.
If someone is kissing your toe, they may be trying to reassure you in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Archetypes may appear in your dreams in the disguise of in-laws or step-relations. For example, your mother-in-law or stepmother may appear as the devouring mother, and your father-in-law or stepfather as the warrior or villain.
If dreams about in-laws or stepparents are negative, this typically suggests feelings of insecurity, rivalry and mistrust that naturally arise when a newcomer enters the family and exerts influence over you. However well-meaning their intentions, they will always feel like a threat to your individuality at the beginning. (Also see: Stepfather- Stepmother - Step children - Step-brothers and step-sisters.)... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream about your stepmother in your dream suggests that you are seeking to develop your own individuality. You want comfort and guidance, but you may have to create that for yourself.
If you don’t have a stepmother in real life, this dream may be a signal that you are following the wrong path. Or, you may be having issues of abandonment or disagreement with your real mother.... The Element Encyclopedia
Some believe that the ghosts in their dreams are real representations of the dead. This is an unlikely explanation of such dreams. More likely, to dream of the ghost of someone who is departed represents a part of you that is unclear and that you do not understand. Ghosts can also be all that you have left of loved ones who are no longer alive, so they can offer you comfort by appearing in your dreams, representing a welcome opportunity to speak once again to that special person and to come to terms with the fact that they are gone. To dream of the ghost of someone who has died might also represent something that you wanted that is no longer in your reach. This dream is telling you to move on. Another explanation is that your unconscious was pointing out an uncomfortable truth that your conscious mind is working hard to repress, just as the ghost of his father appeared to Shakespeare’s Hamlet to tell him something that he may already have known—that his father was murdered by Hamlet’s new stepfather.
To dream of touching a ghost and having it disappear indicates that you are trying to confront and come to terms with painful memories. Demonic ghost images with no face or dark shadows (’dementors’, if you are a Harry Potter fan) may represent your negative tendencies, unpleasant parts of personality or your ’shadow’. Old superstition-based dream interpretations say that dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand, if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it.... The Element Encyclopedia
A tomato should more strictly be termed a fruit, but most people assume it is a vegetable. In dreams, it may suggest recovery, good health and renewed strength. Turnips, by contrast, may suggest a reversal, a changed attitude or decision.
Watercress is a symbol of spiritual nourishment.... The Element Encyclopedia