If a particular ancestor is highlighted, then you need to explore your personal associations with that person. For example, your great-aunt could have been renowned for her psychic abilities, so a dream about her might represent that intuitive tendency in you. Family scenes in your dream may represent feelings of security and unity, or a desire for this in your waking life. The appearance of your whole family together in a dream can indicate that you are yearning for the security and togetherness of childhood and home. On the other hand, if you dream that you see your family but are not present among them or are ignored by them, perhaps you feel emotionally distant from them at present. The appearance or mention of your family name in dreamland calls attention to your heritage or family situation.
If family planning is a feature of your dream, this suggests the need to take responsibility for your future. A family room suggests congeniality. Members of the extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews) usually appear in a dream as an aspect of yourself relevant to the person you dreamed about. For example, if your cousin is shy in waking life, his appearance in a dream may refer to the inhibited part of yourself.
To dream of a family tree may indicate your true spiritual heritage, providing you with a record of your origins and your place in the overall scheme of things; alternatively, if you believe in reincarnation, particularly genetic reincarnation, it may represent your own past lives.
If you are finding it difficult to analyze the meaning of your dream, it may be that your unconscious has cast a feminine or masculine archetype in the role of the relation. To determine if this is the case, ask yourself if your dream uncle has more in common with the archetypal wise old man than your father’s brother, or if your dream niece has more in common with the archetypal amazon or huntress.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Desire to take control of something (“annex” it). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Fear that one has adopted too healthy a lifestyle. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a friend being anorexic, again this could signify an actual eating disorder they have.
If you’re sure that’s not the case, then it could mean your friend is crying out for more attention and affection.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Family arguments (family members entering).
3. Secrets, especially lovers. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If it was friends who used your back door, be extremely careful in considering any new ventures.
If you dreamed that burglars or strangers were trying to break in your back door, it is the contrariest dream of all; look for a windfall of money!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Sexual repression, difﬁculties with sexual expression.
3. A need or desire to address either masculine or feminine aspects of self or integrate them. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you have bad and dark complexion, denotes disappointment and sickness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one dreams he sees a woman of a very brown Complexion, it signifies a very dangerous illness.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of an oily complexion, then you are stressed out from working too hard and not giving yourself enough -love.
If you dream of a dry complexion, then you are allowing fear to hold you back and dry out your passion. See Pimple and Face.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Breast Feeding : If a person sees himself breast feeding or being breast fed, he will soon be imprisoned and the prison doors will be closed on him for a long time.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Often when we begin the process of learning about ourselves we need to uncover those parts we have kept hidden, and this is shown in dreams as excavating a hole or digging up an object.
2- On a creative level we may have realisations which arc hard to access and must be dug out.
3- Spiritually we need to have access to the characteristics of the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the act of digging is important then we are required to make an effort rather than simply wait for information to come to the surface.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The dreamer in the example was a man in his 40s who had taken up meditation on the suggestion of a friend. It shows him discovering and uncovering a pan of himself he had not known before. In doing so he meets explosive emotions and conflicts he is not used to dealing with. Digging usually depicts delving into hidden or buried areas of ourself. We may uncover feelings from our childhood—creative realisations, features of the unconscious, even dead bodies or ancient creatures. Digging can also represent our work on renovating our attitudes, personality structure or habits. See garden. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If it is this door you dream of entering, your days will be filled with plenty and congeniality.
To dream of entering a door at night through the rain, denotes, to women, unpardonable escapades; to a man, it is significant of a drawing on his resources by unwarranted vice, and also foretells assignations.
To see others go through a doorway, denotes unsuccessful attempts to get your affairs into a paying condition. It also means changes to farmers and the political world.
To an author, it foretells that the reading public will reprove his way of stating facts by refusing to read his later works.
To dream that you attempt to close a door, and it falls from its hinges, injuring some one, denotes that malignant evil threatens your friend through your unintentionally wrong advice.
If you see another attempt to lock a door, and it falls from its hinges, you will have knowledge of some friend’s misfortune and be powerless to aid him. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Money and fortune are on the way.
3. Moving from one stage of life to another.
4. Desire to remove oneself from a situation or stage of life (closing and/or locking a door). ... New American Dream Dictionary
For example, a broken, displaced or burnt door could mean dispute or separation between wife and husband.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An open doors in a dream represents a source of income.
The door of a house also represents the wife.
If the appearance of one’s door looks different from reality in a dream, it means changes in one’s life.
If it is broken or burned in the dream, it means difficulties for the resident guardian of that house.
If one sees a small door within the main entrance door in the dream, it means that he will infringe on the privacy of others bedroom. It also means that one’s wife may have a secret affair, or that a betrayal may be uncovered in one’s house.
If one sees lions jumping at his door in a dream, it means that insolent people will pursue his wife.
If one sees himself seeking a door which he couldn’t find in a dream, it means indecision. Entering a house from its main door means triumph against one’s opposition.
If the door of one’s house opens to the street in a dream, it means that what one earns will be of benefit to strangers rather than to his own household.
The disappearing of a door in a dream means death of the head of that household. Passing through a small door into an open space means relief from difficulties.
If one sees himself leaving his house from the main door into a spacious green garden in a dream, it means entering the realms of the hereafter.
If one sees two ringlets or door knockers hanging at his door in a dream, it means indebtedness to two people who are demanding to be paid.
If one sees fire burning his door in a dream, it means the death of his wife, or it may mean his failure to properly manage that household.
The gates of a city represent a righteous governor. In a dream, the door of a house also represents the protection it houses behind it, including one’s property, personal secrets and family.
If the door is well built in a dream, it means protection of one’s private life. Otherwise, whatever maybe seen through such a door means exposing one’s private life.
If one sees a carpenter building him a new door, this means glad tidings of health and wealth.
If one sees himself unable to properly secure the closing of his door in a dream, it means difficulties caused by his wife. Ifone sees himself changing his door in a dream, it means moving into another house.
If one sees himself entering his house and locking his door in a dream, it means protection against evil.
(Also see Doorjamb; Door post)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the door is locked it symbolizes an area in life not yet accessible to you.
A person or animal blocking a door is symbolic of a spiritual hindrance.
A door can also be symbolic of a free spirited person, Song. 8:8-9. Doors can also symbolize a person’s mouth, Ps. 141:3 ... Christian Dream Symbols
If the doors are locked or closed it may represent opportunities that are not currently available to you, or obstacles.
Dreaming of a lot of doors may represent choices that you are currently faced with.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
It is at the end of a cul de sac.
An old woman of about 60 comes to the door. Although old, she is healthy and well preserved. Without a word I grab her in my arms and have sex with her’ (Patrick S). Freud felt that a door, a keyhole, a handle, a knocker, all depicted sex and sexual organs.
The example shows this clearly. Knocking refers to the sex act, the cul de sac is the woman’s legs. But the image of a door has so many other ways of being expressed in dreams and is used very frequently. In the next example it represents the experience of discovenng a new feeling state.
For instance, if one had always been apologetic and now became affirmative, ‘new doors’ of expenence could well open. Example: I come up to a door which I d never seen before, and on opening it, I came across another house fully furnished’ (Mrs R F).
General meanings, depending on the dream, are a boundary; the difference between one feeling state and another; such as depression and feeling motivated; the feelings or attitudes, such as aloofness, we use to shut others out of our life to remain independent or private; being open or inviting; a sense of leaving an environment or relationship—escape; entering into new work or relationships. Someone at a door: opportunity, the unexpected; new experience. Front door: public self; confidence; our relationship with people in general; a vagina. Back door: our private, family life; our more secret activities; the anus. Side door : escaping from a situation, or being indirect. Shutting a door: privacy; trying to find ‘space’ for oneself, the dismissing attitudes or tension we use to shut others out of intimate contact; end of a relationship. Door to strange landscape or world: finding entrance into unconscious. Doorknob: see knob.
Example: 4I am being strangled from behind by a faceless man! I had gone down to lock my flat door for the night when I noticed the door was open. I hastily bolted it and ran upstairs, but unknown to me the intruder was already in the flat’ (Miss H). Here the door represents the censorship the dreamer places between her conscious self and her sexual drives. In strangling’ our own life drive, we ourselves feel cut off from life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
According to Freud, symbol of the female sexual organ. According to Jung, symbol of a transition from one phase to another.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- A door in a dream signifies a movement between two states of being. It can represent entry into a new phase of life, such as puberty or middle age. There may be opportunities available to us about which we must make deliberate decisions.
2- If the door in the dream is shut or difficult to open, it indicates we arc creating obstacles for ourselves, whereas if the door is open we can have the confidence to move forward.
3- Spiritually a door represents the sheltering aspect of the Great Mother (See Introduction).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Stepping through a door: a matter is resolving itself without the interference of others. Standing in front of a closed door: you still have not made contact with your neighbors.
If a man dreams about opening a door by force: he either wants to possess a woman completely or he is harboring violent tendencies.
A man slipping through a door is a sure sign of wanting to have an affair. See Gate, House.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are trying to enter a house, and the Door is not opened, you may expect serious business troubles.
If the house or room appears to have many Doors, then beware of speculation, for you will lose your money.... Mystic Dream Book
An open door is an invitation, a closed door is a sign that the time is not right to proceed, or that this is not the right opportunity for you.
A closed door also represents privacy, aloneness, aloofness, and possibly rejection. Keep in mind, that the door that is right for you will open for you. See Knock.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A new opportunity on the way.
Revelation, either personal, spiritual, or universal. Astrological parallels: Scorpio, Capricorn, Aries... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A choice of many doorways represents a difficult decision you must make in real life.
A locked door means someone is hiding things or is stopping you from doing something you want, especially if you were locked out of someplace.
If you are locked in, you might have a change of location in your life.
If you are unable to find the door out of someplace, your dream is telling you that you’re on a “road to nowhere” in your life - you must make changes in the direction your life is heading.
To dream of having a door slammed in your face represents opportunities that are denied and not available to you, or that you have missed out on. You may be having some anti-social tendencies.
A glass door is a warning against over-confidence. There is still work to do before you achieve your goals.
A small door symbolizes your desire for inner exploration and self-discovery. Revolving doors suggest that you are literally moving in circles and going nowhere. You may feel that your opportunities and choices lead to a dead end.
To dream about a back door relates to stress and the pressure that someone is putting on you in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
A closed door means that the one who dreams of it feels divested of happiness.
The open door beckons the dreamer to partake in the pleasures that bring new excitement and inspiration.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A gate, path, door or fence opening all speak of either a new direction in your life or one that has passed. I often see a door or gate in the spirit when I am releasing someone into something new in their lives.
• It often speaks of a new plan that the Lord has for them. Perhaps someone has been trusting the Lord for a new job or hoping to move house.
If I see an open door before them, it means that the way is clear before them.
If I see a closed door, it either means that we need to pray and open the door, or that something is blocking them.
The same refers to a path or to a gate.
• I might see a blockage in the road that needs removing, or the Lord could be saying “not now, I have put this blockage here for a reason”. Once again it takes a bit of discernment and a look at the person’s current condition. Let’s look at a few typical scenarios here: • Positive: I see a door, gate or a new path in the spirit most often when I am releasing an individual into their ministry or releasing them into something new. When I have imparted gifts or confirmed a calling in a person’s life, then the Lord often shows me a new door that he has for them. This door refers to a new plan, with a new set of circumstances.
• This often also involves closing off the doors to the past. At this point the Holy Spirit requires that they commit entirely to this new plan and allow Him to ‘burn their bridges’ of the past and close all past doors.
• Referring to a new direction for ministry: • 1. Corinthians 16:9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.(NIV) • 2. Corinthians 2:12 Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me,(NIV) • If you see a closed door, then the Lord means for you to open it in the spirit: • Revelation 3:81 know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.(NIV)
Most negative doors I see in the spirit refer to an open door to the demonic realm. When I see an open door and darkness behind it, or a demon coming out of it, I know that a person has an ‘open door’ in their lives.
• In other words they have given the enemy license to mess in their lives because of personal sin, generational sin or sin by association. I do not close this door on the person’s behalf.
• It is vital to remember that you cannot forgive sins that are unto death. In other words, if the person in question opened the door, then it is up to them to repent and shut it.
• In a nutshell apply: James 4:7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
• Submit to the Lord, confess your sin and then close that door and tell Satan to leave! • Speaking of walking a life of sin (thus giving the enemy license in your life) Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil [men].
• In reference to giving license to the enemy: Ephesians 4:26 Be angry, but do not sin: do not let the sun set on your anger: 27 Neither give licence to the devil.
See also: Gate, Road.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
An open door, especially if it reveals a pleasing vista, predicts a realization of your highest hopes.
More than one door in a dream means that you will soon be able to choose from a number of good opportunities.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) It may symbolize an invitation to enter the not-yet-explored parts of your psyche, with a view to bringing these under conscious control.
(3) If someone / something is on the other side of the door, this probably means you need to let something come out of vour unconscious into your conscious mind.
(4) The symbolism may be that which Christians apply to the Christ: the way to ‘salvation’ - that is, healing and wholeness. (Compare St
John’s Gospel 10:9: ‘I am the door. By me, if anyone enters in, he shall be saved’.)
(5) A closed door may symbolize A ‘no-go’ situation. You need to determine whether the impasse is unavoidable and therefore to be accepted (because, for instance, you have been pursuing a path that is out of keeping with your deepest values or needs) or one that you have artificially made for yourself (as a consequence of irrational guilt- feelings and anxiety, for instance) and can therefore remove by an act of will - though it may require a lot of preparatory work by way of investigating the (partly) unconscious psychic processes that have constructed the obstacle.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If in the dream they shut the door in your face, you may have the feeling of being excluded or ignored by others.
If you are not able to open it, it is a reminder that, right now, you should not try to alter the situation in which you are.
If the door is too narrow you may have to give up some of your demands in order to succeed. For Freud, this dream has a clear sexual reading: door represents the vagina. Consequently, if it is narrow it is a symbol of sexual difficulties, and the act of opening and closing it continuously is a clear allusion to intercourse.
The doorknob predicts unexpected good luck; its hinges, family problems. A closed door predicts lost opportunities; an open one, fortune; a revolving one, the arrival of a monotonous period; and a trapdoor, shocking news.
DOOR - analysis of the dream
Mireia dreamed: “I dreamed I was in a dark hallway surrounded by rooms on either side. Hanging on the walls there were old portraits of people who seemed to follow me with their eyes. I was terrified. I knew it was a test and needed to choose a door and walk through it, but I was afraid to be wrong; I was afraid that if I chose wrong I could fall into the void. Suddenly, one of the doors opened. I decided to go in. I found myself on a light and airy corridor; at the end I could see another golden door. I walked toward it, this time without fear and with confidence that something wonderful was waiting for me inside. I opened it, confident, and realized it was in my own room. I felt safe and calm but very tired. I laid on my cozy bed and gave myself up to a peaceful sleep. Then I woke up.”
Mireia’s dream reflects a very specific time in her life when she had to make important decisions that would affect her future. Her company had offered her a promotion that involved a transfer across the world: Australia. The dark and gloomy corridor reflects the situation at the moment of her dream, full of doubts and fears. The ancient portraits of people who seemed to be looking at her signal the pressure she was under. However, the door opening represented the opportunity that fate was offering to her; suggesting that she was about to cross the threshold of a new phase of her life.
The golden gate was the confirmation that her decision to leave would be the right one. Her unconscious was encouraging her to accept it. The fact that the door led her to her own room is a message that she did not have be afraid of changes, because home was also waiting for her over there.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A door is the obstacle that separates a person from accessing whatever is in the room to which the door marks the entrance. It represents both opportunity and choice. What is on the other side connects with opportunity.
The volition required to open it and cross the threshold connects with choice. Additionally, when one door closes, another one opens, suggesting a correlation with transitions in life. Even if you think you know what is on the other side, a closed door creates mystery and uncertainty and usually refers to something that is unknown.
A door that is ajar or open is an invitation from the unconscious to check out what’s beyond it.
The more doors there are, the more complex the choice at hand may be.
The size and weight of the door may indicate the importance of the issue being expressed. Shutting a door indicates the will to end something or the ability to set a boundary with certainty and clarity.
A door being shut on the dreamer is an obstacle that is created by another person or a set of circumstances in the dreamer’s waking life.
The person creating the obstacle may in fact be yourself.
If you are not in control of whether the door is open or closed, issues of forced choice or lack of choice could be indicated.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A closed door may represent something hidden, or it may symbolize an opportunity that is closed to us. (See also Gate.)... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
In general, most dream analysts believe that entering through a door signifies new opportunities that will be presented to you. Doors and doorways represent an opportunity for either positive or negative change. You may be entering into a new stage in your life, moving from one level of consciousness to another.
If your dreaming mind portrayed you as stepping through a door, it signals your willingness to embrace change and the unknown, whilst letting someone in through the door indicates your willingness to interact with them.
If you were faced by a confusing number of doors, you may be feeling overwhelmed by choices in life and unsure which opening is right for you.
If you simply can’t find the door to escape through in your dream, then perhaps you feel unable to express yourself in waking life. To dream of locked doors signifies opportunities that are denied, unavailable to you or ones on which you have missed out. Also consider who or what you are shutting out of your life if your dream features a door; perhaps as one dream door closes, another will open…
More specifically, a front door usually symbolizes unfamiliar outside circumstances—if a doormat features in your dream as well, you may be allowing others to walk all over you in real life—while a backdoor stands for the more familiar traffic of people we already know. Unwanted changes in your life are often depicted in dreams as intruders or strangers at the door, and if you are beginning a new relationship and themes of burglary or home invasion appear in your dreams, this does not necessarily mean your partner is dangerous; the dream may be providing an early warning of undercurrents in your relationship that are not nourishing to you. In some instances, the dark stranger at the door represents an aspect of yourself that is selfcritical and self- destructive.
Another dream featuring doors is that of being locked out or being unable to enter your home because you have lost your key. This image reflects a situation in which you are being prevented from accessing your talent, drive and energy. You have been locked out from the best part of yourself but the situation can be easily corrected by remembering your key next time, or finding another way in. In most cases, the key indicates willingness to change and to experiment with alternatives. Keyholes in dreams allow you to view that which is otherwise concealed; if this image appears in your dream, ask yourself whether your privacy is being invaded in some way or whether you are prying into affairs that are no concern of yours. A rusty key may indicate talents that are being neglected. Freud viewed the key as a phallus and saw potent sexual symbolism in the trio of key, door and the door’s subsequent opening. Finally, to dream that you hear or ring a door bell foretells of unexpected news.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is time for you to dust yourself and stand up for what you need and want.
A welcome mat signifies that you are receptive to the blessings of this universe, to new opportunities, and that you have an open door policy to life. Consider the feeling tone. See Rug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the door post is removed in a dream, it means dismissal of such a person from his work.
If it is taken away from that site, then it means the death of the owner of that house.
(Also see Door)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: A locked door is often a sign of sexual needs. It also could mean that, if handled reasonably—difficulties are manageable. See Key.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. Pleasant, exciting news is on the way; may be business- or family-related.
3. New and exciting experiences or people are about to be encountered. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you pushed it, you will soon have an interesting new friend.
If you heard it ringing, you can expect to have an opportunity to engage in a happy new activity. Be alert, so you don’t miss the opportunity when it comes!... My Dream Interpretation
If two sides of a doorframe is seen broken, it means his two daughters will die. But if he has more than two daughters, it means all of them will get married, thereby leave his home permanently to live with their husbands.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see oneself as the king’s doorman in a dream means debts, but if one finds himself working as the prince’s doorman or door attendant, it means occupying a seat of authority.
(Also see Keeper of the gate)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the doormat in your dream is blank, disappointments may be in store for you.... My Dream Interpretation
An invitation to explore aspects of the self from the past, present, or those reaching to the future.
Revolving doors: Going in circles and getting nowhere. Being stuck in a pattern or cycle and not knowing how to break it.
Glowing doors: Spiritual opportunities.
Back door: hidden things, sneaky motivations.
New phases or openings.
If the door remains firmly locked, you might not be ready to take this step.
An entryway into the subconscious. Hospitality offered or given.
Standing in front of, but not entering: A reluctance to actively pursue present options.
A missing door reveals tremendous openness on your part, or that of another person or situation.
Stone doors often stand in front of important revelations or bits of knowledge, like those that were frequently used in tombs (note the story of Christ’s resurrection).
Doorbells: A sign of forthcoming unexpected news, guests, or messages.... The Language of Dreams
A closed door may suggest that you feel locked out emotionally. Being unable to open a door in a dream may suggest that you have missed an important opportunity or that you do not possess the key or tool for opening it. It may also separate you from others or from welcoming others to you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The front door and back door signifies the vagina and the anus respectively. Breaking down such a door can be taken to indicate the need to deal with some kind of inhibition over privacy or sex; there can be an unwillingness to face whatever issues this may bring up. Barring the door highlights our need for self-protection, not just in matters of relationship. Opening and closing the door can show an ambivalent attitude to sex, whereas refusing to open the door represents an innocent approach to our own sexuality; we may have a virginal mentality.
A door between the outer and inner rooms shows there may be a conflict between the conscious and the unconscious.
If an animal or person forces his way in and destroys the lock, it shows our own protective mechanisms have let us down. Escaping by another door indicates we need to find a new solution to the one we originally thought of to solve a problem. Someone knocking on the door signifies that our attention is being drawn to an external situation. You might like to consult the individual entry for door.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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
2. New prospects.
3. Moving from one level of understanding to another.
4. Fortune or wealth is at hand.
5. View of society (door opening out).
6. View of inner self (door opens in). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the door in your dream is in your own home, it may represent an open doorway to a more intimate relationship with family members.
A doorway in a house that is unfamiliar may represent a doorway into the soul.
A doorway in a friend’s house may suggest having an open invitation to get closer.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If an email, fax or text message appears in your dream this may be a message from your dreaming mind to attend to some communication as soon as possible. Such dreams represent your desire to move on speedily with a current project.
Alternatively electronic communication or texts can also express your desire to go on the record and publicly state your intentions. As always pay attention to the content of your message. See also MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream about your lover’s ex could be that you are trying to live up to their standards. This dream is warning you not to do the same thing you did in a previous relationship.
To dream that you are kissing your ex suggests that there are certain attributes about your ex that you enjoyed. This dream isn’t indicating necessarily that you wish to visit the relationship again, but that you should think about what your ex’s better qualities or attributes. These are the attributes you are finally coming to acknowledge within yourself.
To dream that your ex has died suggests that the emotions you had for your ex are finally over. You have moved on and he or she is now relegated to your past.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that your ex-boyfriend is offering you opinions about a current boyfriend indicates that you will be less likely to make the same mistakes you did in a previous relationship.
To dream that you are getting a massage from an ex-boyfriend indicates that you should let go of some of the barriers that you have constructed. Putting faith in others is difficult but necessary for your well-being.
To dream that your ex-boyfriend gave you a stuffed animal indicates that you are looking for comfort and attention within your current relationship. This doesn’t mean that you want your ex-boyfriend back, but this dream may indicate an aspect of the relationship you had with your ex-boyfriend that wasn’t mature or fulfilling.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is impossible to very dramatically shut the person out of thoughts and feelings. Just because the relationship ends does not mean that all is finished. As we go through relationships we learn and at times pick up “battle wounds.” You will continue to dream about your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend until you “let go” of them on a very important level, or until you learned your lessons from that relationship. Either way, dreaming about your ex-romance does not predict future involvement. It may be wish-fulfillment, reliving memories, or working out old issues. Dreams are very rarely prophetic. See also: People ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The dream may be a way of alerting you to the same or similar behavior in a current relationship. What you learned from that previous relationship may need to be applied to the present one so that you do not repeat the same mistake.
If you dreamed of getting back together with an ex, see “Reuniting.” If you dreamed about your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, the dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship.
If you dreamed about your ex’s new girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to this person.... My Dream Interpretation
A woman is the intuitive, creative part of self. Whatever qualities, characteristics, and lessons that you associate with that person you may be learning about again. Pay attention.... The Dream Books Symbols
Incompletions with this person that need to be resolved within the dreamer before he is truly free to move on to a new relationship.
Similarities between this past relationship and situations now in the dreamer’s life. Solutions to current difficulties may be resolved by the dreamer’s remembering how he dealt with the ex-lover. Astrological parallel: Venus-Saturn combinations Tarot parallel: The Lovers... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
• However, dreams deal with emotions and memories and any new relationship exposes you to emotional vulnerability. This will trigger your dreaming mind to conjure up examples of when you felt similarly vulnerable which will tend to involve your exes. Explore issues of insecurity.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
To utter the Exalting God’s oneness and sovereignty in a dream means receiving financial compensation for pain and suffering.
To utter the formula: ‘La ilahe: il Allah’’ (there is no god other than Allah) in a dream means that one will only die having faith in his Lord.
(Also see Exclamation of God’s Sovereignty)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A wTenching exam dream is meant to strengthen your self-confidence and provide the energy necessary to do the task. Taking an exam and failing: don’t panic, the dream is a sign that you will pass. See Learning, School, Teacher.
Depth Psychology: The exam dream is testing your character and maturity. Passing the exam means you can move on to new tasks, be ready for the next test. Are you afraid of problems ahead? Do you doubt yourself: Is your belief in your own abilities on shaky ground? Build up your self-confidence!... Dreamers Dictionary
If the dreamer fails the exam, or if he awakens before knowing whether he passed or failed, the goal may be unfeasible at this time and should be re-examined.
If the dreamer passes the exam, then, in spite of obstacles, he has it in him to get what he wants. Astrological parallel: Saturn or Uranus Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you miss an exam in a dream, you are worried that you don’t have what it takes to accomplish something expected of you in real life.
To dream that you are cheating on an exam suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you fail an examination, or arrived late, or did not study enough, it means that you are not yet ready for the challenges of real life. You are advised to make the greatest effort and to forget your fears.
The two esoteric interpretations that exist about this dream are opposite. The first states that passing an exam portends success in life; canceling it, failure. The second interpretation, however, predicts the opposite.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To be late for an examination or to be unable to take it suggests fears and doubts about our own competence. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions vary as to whether these were dreams or not.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
One of the most common dreams is failing an exam. In the dream one is not prepared for the exam. In a variation, one is onstage and doesn’t know the lines. Both situations refer to a fear of failing in public.
The dreamer should examine his self-esteem. In the exam situation, usually the subject—or question one doesn’t know how to answer—gives an indication of the field in which one feels insecure. Onstage, the play or scene is sometimes a key to the field of fear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you find that the Examination is too difficult, then expect business worries. If, however, you can answer most of the questions, and dream that you are doing well, then some unexpected good fortune awaits you.... Mystic Dream Book
If you failed the examination, the dream is telling you that your ambitions are beyond your ability and you would benefit from a change of goal.
However, if you passed the exam easily or it presented no major problem to you, it predicts comfortable achievement of all your hopes.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Examinations are stressful and they can highlight your shortcomings. Your dream is urging you to stop fearing failure, to emphasize what is right and not what is wrong, and to give yourself permission to succeed.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are diagnosing illness in a dream, this points to insecurity and an over-sensitive approach to life.
If you dream that you are diagnosed with a fatal illness or have a fatal illness, it might be worthwhile seeing your doctor for a check-up as illness has been diagnosed in this way before; typically, however, such dreams represent any condition or situation that you feel is taking you away from the life you were meant to live.
There is a big difference between existing and leading a life that is worth living, and your dreaming mind may be urging you to find ways to live your life to the full, before it is too late.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you find your name on a list of those who have not passed a school exam, you may feel that you have failed in some way in waking life or that someone is marking you down.... The Element Encyclopedia
The date tree may be interpreted as an honorable Arab gentleman since date trees are mainly indigenous to arab countries. As for the walnut tree, it represents a non-Arab person since these trees do not grow in the land of the Arabs.
The same applies to birds.
If a bird is huge it symbolizes an Arab gentleman; a peacock represents a non-Arab gentleman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The date tree may be interpreted as an honorable Arab gentleman since date trees are mainly indigenous to arab countries. As for the walnut tree, it represents a non-Arab person since these trees do not grow in the land of the Arabs.
The same applies to birds.
If a bird is huge it symbolizes an Arab gentleman; a peacock represents a non-Arab gentleman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If these are seen in ones dream (individually or collectively) they may very likely mean men.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If these are seen in ones dream (individually or collectively) they may very likely mean men.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The nature of birds is to fly. Therefore, the one towards whom a bird is associated may be said to be traveling very often and widely.
A peacock may be interpreted as a wealthy non-Arab king who adopts much embellishments and who has many followers.
The same applies to a royal white falcon or eagle. But if it is a crow or a magpie, it represents an evil person.
As shown in the above examples, the Mu’abbir should be able to drawn analogies before interpreting a dream.
If he does so, he will be rightly-guide, by the will of Allah.
And Guidance is from Allah alone.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The nature of birds is to fly. Therefore, the one towards whom a bird is associated may be said to be traveling very often and widely.
A peacock may be interpreted as a wealthy non-Arab king who adopts much embellishments and who has many followers.
The same applies to a royal white falcon or eagle. But if it is a crow or a magpie, it represents an evil person.
As shown in the above examples, the Mu’abbir should be able to drawn analogies before interpreting a dream.
If he does so, he will be rightly-guide, by the will of Allah.
And Guidance is from Allah alone. ... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you’re not taking exams in real life then this dream is a metaphor for some kind of difficulty you are facing at work.
• This is a fear of failure dream and reflects where you feel you are going to be assessed or judged by others on your performance.
• The dream reflects your lack of confidence in your abilities. It can also occur with other kinds of tests in life from auditions to interviews to driving tests. Where are you being tested in your life?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
(See Pop Quiz, Quiz, Taking a Test.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
1- Dreaming of examinations (particularly educational ones) is usually connected with selfcriticism and the need for high achievement. We may be allowing others to set our standards of morality and success for us. Being examined by a doctor indicates concerns over our own health.
2- We may be in the habit of setting ourselves tests of self-value, or habitually be concerned with our accomplishments. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions van,- as to whether these were dreams or not.
3- There is a recognition of the need for Spiritual examination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself infuriated or irritated by someone in a dream, it means that he will suffer the consequences of his qualities or lose his money. Exasperation, infuriation or irritation in a dream all mean poverty and loss of money.
(Also see Infuriating)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Trying to get to the funda mental cause of something.
3. Need to work on oneself. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of “unearthing” one (or more) dead people: a bad conscience. You are either surrounded by deceitful people or you are leading a less than honorable life. See Death.
Depth Psychology: The act of excavating can be proverbial in its meaning: the soul of the dreamer is “excavating” something from the unconscious, such as secret character traits—vour own or someone elses. Suddenly you are remembering something that was forgotten or repressed, which is the reason for your emotional difficulties.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is important to note what it is that is being excavated (a submerged potential?).
Freud looked on the process of psychoanalysis as an act of excavation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Metaphorically digging up the dirt on someone or a situation.
Uncovering treasures that are just waiting for your persistent efforts to discover them.
Digging through your own past to discover the worth of experiences, and how they have made you what and who you are today.... The Language of Dreams
For a young woman to dream that she is exchanging sweethearts with her friend, indicates that she will do well to heed this as advice, as she would be happier with another. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of the stock exchange signifies the excitement of taking a calculated risk.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be exchanging clothes with someone signifies our need for a new persona.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Exchanging money, however, signifies an unexpected trip.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Also see Exalting God’s oneness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
When we dream of faeces or excrement we are returning to an infant level of expression and enjoyment. Experiences we have had may have been relevant at the time but we now need to let them go.
There are certain aspects of our lives which we have used up and need to expel.
The power of the person is said to be contained in his excrement.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, you are accepting that you are responsible for managing your own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and you may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is almost certainly something you have repressed (pushed down from the conscious mind into the unconscious). We repress what we can’t cope with, but the anxiety or guilt-feelings that caused us to resort to repression do not leave us: they linger and fester in the unconscious and, if not given conscious attention, will have destructive consequences. Don’t let yourself be constipated psychologically. Get rid of that store of negative emotion - resentments or whatever.
Anxieties and guilt-feelings often have irrational beginnings in early childhood, though they may remain dormant until some later experience wakens them. An emotionally detached appraisal of the situation that first gave rise to them may dissolve them.
If not, seek help. Alternatively, adopt a Gestalt approach: don’t bother about the origins of the negative feeling; just see what it is doing to you - and others - in the present, and deal with it, expel it like faeces, here and now.
(2) Excrement may be a symbol of something you disapprove of or despise - perhaps mistakenly. Take a good look at the excrement to discover precisely what it represents in yourself.
(3) According to Freud, faeces may be substitutes for either the penis or a baby. This is more applicable to a woman’s dream than to a man’s.
(4) Excrement may symbolize money - ‘filthy lucre’ (‘He’s rolling in it’; ‘She’s stinking rich’).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Stepping on dog poop in a dream promises windfall in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If it gives off a bad smell it symbolises unlawful wealth.
The stronger the odour the greater the unlawfulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is an abnormal discharge of liquid matters from one’s bowels in the dream, it means that he will squander most of his money.
If one uses a lavatory near a known ablution area in the dream, it means that his spendings relate to his passion, desires and wantonness. Ifthe location is unknown in the dream, it means that he unknowingly, but willingly spends his wealth in unlawful avenues, whereby he will reap no reward or benefit from it. Discharging feces in the open and covering it with dirt in a dream means burying money in a hole and covering it with dirt.
(Also see Impurity; Feces; Urinating)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If we tend to be driven by our emotions this will come across in dreams | violence of any sort in dreams usually signifies that something is badly out of balance, so to dream of an execution may signify that we are acting (wrongly) more from an intellectual viewpoint than from a feeling perspective. You might also like to consult the entries for guillotine, punish / punishment and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are about to be executed, and some miraculous intervention occurs, denotes that you will overthrow enemies and succeed in gaining wealth. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Guilt over something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are the one who is being executed, this symbol indicates strong negative emotions, self-doubts, and guilt feelings.
If somebody else is being executed, it symbolizes the Other—usually characteristics or behavior that you must urgently discard. See also Death.
Psychological and mental re-orientation. Changes need to be made.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreaming of being executed: others are putting you down and you feel ashamed. See Gallows, Hanging. Murder.
Depth Psychology: Your opinions or assumptions are going to change (or have already).
A dream about an execution suggests revising an opinion you have had about certain events. Put your changed attitude to work.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you miraculously escape your own execution means you will overcome your enemies and succeed in gaining wealth.... My Dream Interpretation
It is also natural that in face of grave disaster the dreamer would rather die being executed than to live a lonely life of deprivation.
If the dreamer is the executioner in the dream it signifies a desire to eliminate or overthrow the authority of another person.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you see an execution it is a sign of a great misfortune caused by others; if you are the victim you will suffer not only losses of any kind but also diseases; and if you are the executor it indicates rebellion against social conventions. Dreaming that you are about to be executed but that a miraculous salvation occurs means that you will defeat your enemies and succeed in your projects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A particular way of being in the world as represented by the character being executed is no longer necessary.
If it is you who is being executed, then it is your whole sense of identity that is being confronted with drastic change.
If you are doing the executing, then your ego mind is getting ready for some dynamic housecleaning.
If neither of these scenarios is the case, consider what you know about the person being executed. You will find what is currently up for transformation in the character aspect that the individual embodies.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Indicates more mental exercising is required.
3. Be more cautious, tactful.
4. If exercising with weights, indicates the need to lose or gain weight in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you enjoy the vigorous Exercise, all will be well. But if you feel tired, then beware of money losses.... Mystic Dream Book
... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream that you are jogging, you appear to have your responsibilities under control but you may also feel dissatisfied or bored with certain aspects of your life, especially if you dream you are on a treadmill.
If you are jumping or leaping in your dream, this suggests ambition and a desire to move forward with your life, or progress in your career.
If you are kicked, or kick someone else in your dream, perhaps there is something in your waking life that you disagree with or disapprove of. To dream that you are hopping could suggest childish or immature behavior on your part. Alternatively, it may indicate your tendency to jump from task to task, or not being able to stay in one place.
If you are stretching in a dream, your unconscious may be reminding you to work on your flexibility, not just in your body, but in your approach to life. To dream that you are skipping suggests you need to be more light-hearted and friendly in waking life. Alternatively, the dream may indicate that you have skipped something important. See also LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dream about the ex has nothing to do with the real-life ex.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Tired of a particular situation or person. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The highranking officer or the review officer in such a dream also represents a compassionate person who cares, and who frequently asks about his friends, helps them solve their problems, and assists them in every possible way.
(Also see Hearing board; Inquisitional court)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If so, the dream is probably recommending that you do this.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A grave robber or a body snatcher in a dream represents a deliberate and a premeditated scheme to unravel a mystery, or forming an expedition to search for a hidden treasure. Digging the grave of a renowned scholar in a dream means studying his school of thought and the restoration of his studies, life, traditions and prominence.
(Also see Graue digger; Graue)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of being ﬁred. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If in dreams we seem to have a choice of exits then we have a number of possibilities that will move us into a different space.
If we cannot see the exit, we need to consider our options in a workaday situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An exit may symbolize death (literal or figurative). See also Dead / Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
2. Someone is mentally ill. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Shamans and exorcists conduct rituals for the release of negative spirits, and if this archetype appears in a dream, it suggests a form of possession by destructive or antisocial impulses in oneself or others, and the need to confront it.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you set out to go somewhere, or to do something, and fail in your purpose, then expect money losses and worry in business.... Mystic Dream Book
A part of self you may call upon for answers to your problems.... The Dream Books Symbols
If something feels risky to you, the presence of an expiration date is the confirmation you need to proceed. This can be applied to any aspect of risk in your current life. Also to be considered is the notion of time running out on something that needs your immediate attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream may be a safe space in which to accomplish this, the emotion having been suppressed for some time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An explorer in a dream also represents orphans, or children of sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the building is run down or dilapidated, this may suggest a personality or body in need of attention, but if the building is well cared for and clean, it suggests confidence and good self-esteem. A building under attack may suggest that someone or something is trying to break in.
If a building is under construction or being demolished, this refers to your own ability to construct and destroy your life.
If the building is familiar, the reference may be to the actual building itself; for example, if you dream of a structural fault, you might want to get the design checked out.
If the building you are exploring in your dream is a public building such as a factory, law court, prison and department store, the building often represents the function suggested by its nature, such as work, education and healing. Bear in mind, though, that if these images appear in your dreams, they will also have personal connections and feelings associated with those buildings. For example, if a factory feels like a museum, both associations should be considered. Finally, consider carefully how you react to the building in your dream. Were you intimidated by it or did you feel comfortable? If the former, your dream may be warning that you are over-reaching yourself in waking life. The latter is more reassuring.... The Element Encyclopedia
To think your face, or the face of others, is blackened or mutilated, signifies you will be accused of indiscretion which will be unjust, though circumstances may convict you.
To see the air filled with smoke and de’bris, denotes unusual dissatisfaction in business circles and much social antagonism.
To think you are enveloped in the flames, or are up in the air where you have been blown by an explosion, foretells that unworthy friends will infringe on your rights and will abuse your confidence. Young women should be careful of associates of the opposite sex after a dream of this character. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- The forceful explosion of anger, fear or sexual release can accomplish a cleansing.
A dream may be a safe space in which to accomplish this.
3- An explosion in a spiritual sense would suggest a revelation of some sort.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Disapproval or dissatisfaction with a particular idea, person, or situation that is reaching a critical point.
Indiscreet action or abused confidences that resulted in very explosive emotions.
An alternative symbol for an extremely passionate sexual encounter. Destroying obstacles that threaten to impede your path or goals.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of witnessing a massive explosion indicates that your own life is going to “explode.” Great changes for the better are on the way.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The distinction here is how fast change sometimes occurs, and in the case of an explosion, change is happening very rapidly. Remember that in a dream, an explosion is a positive thing and indicates that some transition in your life is happening abruptly and may be causing you fear. Change can be very frightening, and it is part of the human experience to fear change.
The explosion in your dream may indicate that whatever is occurring is inevitable.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. If long objects, phallic symbols. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of explosions that destroy buildings and people, you are afraid of firm commitments, especially where love is concerned.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you fired any of these, your dreaming mind is warning you that you are in danger of exploding with frustration or anger. Are you currently on a short emotional fuse and in danger of detonating with burning anger? What was your target in the dream? This may help you understand what triggered your anger. On the other hand, could an explosive situation be building up around you? Again, if your firepower ran out, this could indicate lack of ammunition in a conflict in your waking life; perhaps there just isn’t enough reason for you to be involved.... The Element Encyclopedia
The first suggests vulnerability and the second the ability to reveal – for instance, a truth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To expose an object or information ourselves suggests that something is hidden that will be revealed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream that helps us deal with these doubts and fears often has elements of exposure in them, such as digging for treasure or emptying a cupboard.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. A quick trip to failure. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Pay attention to your superiors.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
An expressway may mention that you need to express your feelings in order to get the results you want.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If one is exiled from his homeland in a dream, it means that he may enter a jail.
If one is expelled from paradise in a dream, it means that he may experience poverty. Ifone evicts a man of knowledge or screams at him, or bewilders him in a dream, it means that he will face an extraordinary misfortune and confront a threatening and a cruel enemy.
If a religious and a pious looking person is evicted or driven away from a place in a dream, it means that he is failing to fulfill his religious vow, or it could mean that he is avoiding to remain in the company of true pious people, ascetics, people of knowledge and noble ones. Expulsion in a dream also could denote misbehavior or ill conduct on the part of the evictor.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are an exterminator indicates that you must deal with your shortcomings and rise to the tasks at hand.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreaming of switching off a light suggests that we have cut off a source of energy, with the potential for it to be reinstated.
For instance dousing a fire with a blanket suggests suppressing a powerful energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
See Flame, Fire, Water, Blanket, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If one sees himself in a dream smothering an already dead fire, it means that he is trying to rekindle an old war or to provoke evil between people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
It is possible that in feeling different to others we sense ourselves to be alien and not of this world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Also see Juice; Oil press; Wine press)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Well-being.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Purses, according to Freud, are symbols of female genitalia or the womb; when the purse opens, this suggests sexual availability and when it is snapped shut, this suggests withholding.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a fireman represents selfcontrol and your ability to deal with your energies, burning desires or emotional emergencies in the waking world. To dream that you caused a fire may be a warning from your unconscious that you are playing with fire and may be in danger of getting your fingers burned if you go ahead with a certain project or get involved with a certain person.
If you find yourself on fire, your passions may be consuming you and you may feel hopeless and trapped in waking life. If, however, you managed to put a fire out, this shows that you are asserting control over the fire raging within you.
If someone else started a fire, your unconscious may have been telling you to watch that person carefully in waking life or to carry out some simple safety checks.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of opening the garage door, you have made up your mind about something.
If you close the door, you are putting off your goals for the sake of other people.
If you dream of driving a car into a garage, your accomplishments will bring you happiness and security.... My Dream Interpretation
It is not unusual for heterosexual men and women to have dreams about gay sex, and such dreams are not necessarily related to sexuality or the waking-life expression of it. However, if the dreamer identifies as a gay man, then such dreams should be explored more literally.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If this is the case, your dream may have been fulfilling your unconscious fantasies and was encouraging you to be honest with yourself. Many psychologists believe that we are all bisexual at a deep level; a dream like this may have given you the opportunity to explore in a safe environment an experience that your conscious mind finds objectionable due to social conditioning. If, however, you are convinced you are not gay or lesbian, your dream may simply have highlighted the intimate nature of your friendships with people of the same sex or your desire to meet someone similar to yourself. Your unconscious may also have been highlighting the fact that if you are in a relationship, you sometimes you feel closer to your friends than you do to your partner.
If you are homophobic in waking life or in your dream, your unconscious may have been urging you to be more open-minded.
If you are gay and dream of making love to a person of the same sex, this will have much the same interpretation as dreams concerning heterosexual sex and partnerships.
If you are gay and have dreams of heterosexual sex, your unconscious may be highlighting unconscious attractions or emphasizing the closeness of your emotional bonds with friends of the opposite sex.... The Element Encyclopedia
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is a deliberately conscious direction of negative energy and is said to rebound upon the perpetrator threefold.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are performing such an action in dreams we probably need to take a long hard look at our motivation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- Technically, the hexagram is a figure of six lines and represents the union of two forces, the Yin (feminine) and the Yang (masculine).
For this to appear in a dream represents the principle of ‘as above, so below’.
2- When we attempt to reconcile two forces - the spiritual and the physical we may experience that union in the form of patterns, one significant group of which arc hexagrams.
3- The union of the spiritual and physical worlds is represented by the hexagram.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A hexagram consists of six lines and symbolizes the union of the spiritual and physical worlds.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The hexagrams are a potent image both in dreams and for meditation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Attraction to member of the same sex—usually emotionally, sometimes physically.
3. Anxieties regarding own sexuality (if afraid).
4. Prosperity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream of being homosexual indicates feelings of uneasiness. It connotes doubt and worries towards your relationships with the opposite sex.
If you’re actually homosexual then your true nature is expressing itself through the dream.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If in your dream you hate the idea of homosexuality, then it represents your fears and rejection of parts of your own femininity and sexuality.
If you are gay in real life, then the dream is simply a reflection of your own self.
If you dream that your real-life boyfriend or husband is gay, you could be feeling rejected by him in real life, either because he is physically cold or you sense he is keeping some of his emotions secret from you. Your subconscious mind might be telling you that he’s keeping a secret from you in some way. Or, you could just be feeling insecure about the strength and nature of the relationship. Communication is key to finding out what’s really going on.... My Dream Interpretation
If making love with particular individual, may be merger within self of attributes associated with other person. Attitudes toward own sexuality. See Sexual Intercourse.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you are homosexual, dreams regarding this particular sexual orientation are not atypical. They are simply the extension of your thoughts and feelings in the form that is the most familiar and meaningful to you.
If a heterosexual person is having a homosexual dream, it may have a variety of connotations.
The interpretation of this dream, as with all others, is very personal and generalizations are difficult to make. This dream may be about loving yourself, especially if the other individual in your dream is a stranger.
The dream may be about integrating ideas and attitudes, and in a few, rare cases may be about sexual orientation. Sexual dreams are either wish-fulfilling, compensatory, or non-sexual, but rather are about issues mentioned above. See also: Sex, Intercourse... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- Dreaming of having intercourse with somebody of the same sex as oneself usually indicates a conflict or anxiety about otir own gender. We may find ourselves attracted to someone of the same sex in dreams because we are looking for parental love. We may also be looking for love of a different sort a nurturing rather than sexual love.
2- Very often, to dream of a homosexual affair is an attempt to come to terms with opposite aspects of oneself.
It is understanding that, through the integration of a part of ourselves, we are making ourselves more whole and therefore more able to go onto successful relationships of any sort.
3- Unification on an internal level is a sign of spiritual maturity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An intimate exploration of the masculine or feminine nature, depending on which gender is seen in the dream (see Men, Women).
The need to focus on your own gender for a while to achieve greater understanding, “brotherhood” or “sisterhood,” and empowerment from same.... The Language of Dreams
For some people it shows an inherent reluctance to relate fully to the opposite sex either through some trauma or fear.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we can identify similarities with the dream character that are not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If characters within your dream are known to be homosexual, you must interpret them as aspects of your own personality that are aligning you in either the direction of a need to be more or to do more, or to bridge the gap between the two with a higher level of intuitive grace.
If you are made uncomfortable by the content of the dream, you may want to consider ways in which you are having anxiety about your own masculinity or femininity in a way that may or may not be sexual in nature.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
For instance, if you live next to a mansion in a dream it might suggest that you already possess the resources to elevate your status and personal value. You just have to realize it.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If injustice is practiced by people of knowledge, or religious scholars in a dream then it denotes Allah’s forgiveness for one’s sins. Seeing an unjust person in a dream means poverty.
If one sees himself confessing to being unjust in a dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.
If one sees an oppressed person invoking a curse upon him in a dream, it means that he should await a painful punishment from Allah Almighty.
The oppressed in a dream will always triumph over the oppressor.
If one sees his oppressor cursing him in a dream, it means glad tidings, for the oppressor is always a loser.
(Also see Darkness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If some one demands the same of you, you will find that your conduct and reputation are being assailed, and it will be extremely doubtful if you refute the charges satisfactorily. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Injustice; Judge; Unjust ruler)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Section and Jury
1- Very often in a dream we do not seem to be capable of expressing our right to be heard, to articulatc those things we believe are correct. Therefore, to dream of either justice or injustice can indicate that the unconscious mind is trying to sort out right from wrong. This is usually 011 a personal level, although it can have a wider implication as to what is morally right and the norm within society.
2- Often when we arc attempting to balance two different states or ways of being, the figure of justice can appear within a dream. This is to alert us to the fact that we may- need to use both sides of ourselves successfully.
To be brought to justice can signify that we must pay attention to our actions or to our attitude to authority.
3- In spiritual progression there needs to be a balance between our more spiritual selves what might be called ideal behaviour - and the physical. This balance can be difficult to both attain and maintain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be brought to justice can signify that we must pay attention to our actions or to our attitude to authority. It may be that we are offending against some aspect of society.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dreamed of having a runny nose, this signifies good luck in the money and health sectors of your life.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Reaching for help from someone behind the door.
3. Female sexual symbol. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of sex with another woman is often reported by women during pregnancy.
If the dreamer identifies as a lesbian, then such dreams should be explored through the concepts outlined in the terms Sex and Intercourse. Watching lesbian sex is a waking-life fantasy for many heterosexual men. However, this image has more to do with integration of inner aspects of the feminine principle for a man when such a dream appears.
It is a natural process of evolution for every man as he matures through life to become more in touch with his feminine nature.
A truly integrated man has access to his own creativity, receptivity, nurturing qualities, and sensitivity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you were locked in, you may expect a change of location in your life.
If you were locked out, it represents some troubles of your own making.
If you dream that you are locked in but you break the lock and escape, you will overcome the obstacles that are facing you now.
If the lock in your dream is a padlock, this symbolizes the need to sort out some family or personal matters.... My Dream Interpretation
A cigar or cigarette can symbolize a penis; even Freud admitted that his passion for cigar smoking was a substitute for masturbation, although he did once joke that a cigar is sometimes just a cigar. Cars can represent the penis—especially if the car has a powerful, thrusting motor. A weathercock in a woman’s dream is thought to be an especially powerful sexual symbol.
Darts, fingers, snakes, guns, hammers, screwdrivers, horns, icicles, javelins, spheres, engines, lorries and poles are all phallic symbols, as are spires and towers standing tall.
Quills and pens are obvious Freudian symbols, especially if they are dipped in ink. Jungians suggest that the quill can represent the archetype of the animus, the male aspect of the female psyche. Cell phones can be interpreted as phallic dream symbols as they often take the place of a loved one and can evoke sexual yearning or stand for the act of masturbation. The image may also represent frustrating attempts at sexual intimacy.
Drinking from a cup, glass or horn can represent oral sex with a woman. Socks or other items of clothing which fit the body part snugly are often interpreted as symbols of female genitalia; such items may stand for the act of intercourse if they are being put on or off. Gloves and shoes are other common images of this type. Shoes can also suggest authority and sexual domination.... The Element Encyclopedia
A money exchanger in a dream also represents a religious doctor or a scholar who takes religious questions and interprets their definitions. He also could be a dream interpreter who measures everything he takes in and gives an appropriate answer. He takes a pearl necklace for a price and gives words in return, or he takes scattered words and gives a beautiful pearl necklace in exchange.
If one who is experiencing difficulties in wakefulness changes some money in a dream, it means that his difficulties will diminish.
If one buys gold coins and gives silver money in exchange in a dream, it means reparation, financial obligations or liability. Seeing a money exchanger in a dream also represents wealth, or quick richness from suspicious sources, or he could represent an accountant, a bookkeeper, or a ledger keeper.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Intriguingly, near-death reports from different cultures around the world are generally consistent and in many instances are identical to the features of the post-mortem state that is described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. There is also a marked similarity between NDEs and reports of the inner journeys of shamanism, astral travel and out-of- body experiences.
The term ‘near-death experience’ was coined by American doctor Raymond Moody in the 1970s to describe the phenomenon outlined above. Prior to publication of Moody’s book, Life After Life in 1975, NDEs were not openly talked about; once the book came out, more and more people began to talk about them. By 1982 a Gallup poll suggested that as many as eight million Americans had had some kind of NDE. Moody and a number of other NDE researchers, such as Kenneth Ring, a psychologist and founding member of the International Association of Near Death Studies at the University of Connecticut, were able to identify a number of traits common to all NDEs, even though the experience was always unique to each individual. They concluded that in a NDE, people typically experience one or more of the following phenomena in this sequence: a sense of leaving the material world behind or an out-of-body experience in which they feel they are floating above their bodies looking down; cessation of pain, a feeling of great calm and peace; traveling down a dark tunnel towards a light at its end; meeting spirit beings, many of whom are dead friends and relatives; meeting a spirit guide who takes them through their life story and puts their life into perspective without any negative judgment; and, finally, an abrupt and sometimes reluctant return to life.
The great majority of NDEs are described as being positive and uplifting; around three per cent are described as negative or frightening. Almost anyone can have the experience and it is not limited to those who have religious beliefs, although many people who have experienced a NDE do become more religious or develop a spiritual belief system afterwards. Almost all say they lose their fear of death, this being replaced by a strong belief in an afterlife. Many discover a meaning and purpose to their lives that they may have previously lacked. In some cases, the NDE leaves a person with heightened intuitive or psychic powers.
Even though millions of people claim to have had an NDE, it is impossible for researchers to prove scientifically that the experience is genuine. Evidence is therefore based entirely on anecdotal reports.
According to skeptics, the NDE is a dream or hallucination caused by, amongst other things, a lack of oxygen, the release of the body’s natural pain killers called endorphins and increased levels of carbon dioxide as the brain dies. NDEs were reportedly reproduced by Ronald Siegel, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, when LSD and other drugs were administered. NDE supporters stress, however, that drug-induced hallucinations and NDEs are totally different things. Such explanations also do not take into account the fact that many people brought back to life can give accurate accounts of their resuscitations, of medical procedures carried out on them or report conversations they overheard at the time they were allegedly dead. This suggests that some part of consciousness can separate from the body at death. There is no doubt that the near-death experiences are supported by impressive documentation and, for believers in them, these reports constitute a very powerful argument for the existence of an afterlife.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- A nuclear explosion can be accidental (as, for instance, was Chernobyl). Such an accident can unintentionally have very far-reaching efTects.
To dream of a nuclear explosion can highlight our anxiety about great change in our lives. We do not yet know what effect that change may have. We do, however, know we must undertake radical change, but would prefer it to be a more gradual process.
2- When we have suppressed certain parts of our personality rather than handling them, there may be some type of synergy (combined energy) which can become destructive. We would be alerted to this by dreaming of causing a nuclear explosion.
3- Spiritually, a nuclear explosion would suggest a discharge of power which, if not handled properly, could be destructive.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The threat of such a huge explosion is enough to generate fear, sometimes unfounded.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a nuclear explosion can highlight our anxiety about great change in our lives. We do not yet know what effect that change may have. We do, however, know we must undertake radical change, but would prefer it to be a more gradual process. Also consult the entries for apocalypse, atom bomb and bomb.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If not, it means his Dua’s will be granted.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is a representation of your artistic vigor, and reaffirms that you are taking the correct path in life.
The dream may also be a retort on discussions about sex. You may have to articulate your sexual wishes and desires to your lover.
It is also possible that your dream of oral sex is an actual manifestation of your sexual fantasies.
A dream about you performing oral sex on yourself symbolizes a yearning for self-satisfaction.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The oral aspect of this particular act indicates that communication is the area you are investigating.
If you are orally pleasuring a penis, you may be appreciating and experiencing a need to take more aggressive power into your speech. To be orally pleasuring a woman’s genitalia means that the receptive, sensitive, or creative elements of your personality want to be recognized and embraced.
The active position indicates a higher level of urgency than if you are the recipient.
If taking on new ways of communicating can be seen as an ongoing process, receiving oral pleasure connects more to the beginning of that process, while giving it might be associated with the end.
The object of your affection will give you a great deal of clarity on the matter at hand. This is where many people are disturbed or even horrified by sexual content, for many dreams have us partnering with people from our life with whom we would not ordinarily have sex. However, to the unconscious mind, sex is a symbolic expression of union and has none of the societal or personal stigma we may attach to it.
If the person is known to you, use his or her character aspects to indicate what qualities you are integrating into your communication.
If the person is a stranger, use whatever information you can recall from the dream to inform your investigation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Desire for uninhibited or forbidden sex. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Horses, especially stallions, may be a symbol of sexuality and mounting a horse represents intercourse. Spectacular explosions are associated with orgasm. In the form of fireworks this suggests exhilaration but destructive explosions can express the desire to dominate. Water gushing from a tap, champagne spraying white foam or cascading waterfalls are also orgasmic symbols.
Dream analysts have noticed an association in women’s dreams between dreams of a plane crash and rape or fear of it. Freudians would interpret a man’s dream of a plane crash as fear of impotence. Churches with a steeple and an arched portal combine male and female symbolism and such an image may express conflict between sexual expression and moral responsibility.
Dreams in which you become invisible may simply indicate that you feel unnoticed by those around you, but they may also suggest an element of sexual voyeurism.
Disturbing Sexual Dreams... The Element Encyclopedia
The house only had two bedrooms, and the children’s room was directly opposite ours. Both of us had had the same thought—”Oh no, it’s the children again.” Much to our annoyance they had been waking in the middle of the night claiming it was morning and time to play. We had tried to suppress it, but here it was again.
As these thoughts went through our minds we heard the sound of feet clomping down the stairs. This was strange as the children usually stayed in their room. Brenda got up, determined to get whoever it was back into bed. I heard her switch the light on, go down the stairs, switch the sitting room light on, and I followed her via the sounds of her movement as she looked in the kitchen and even toilet—we didn’t have a bathroom. Then up she came again and opened the children’s door—strange because we had assumed it had been opened. When she came back into our room she looked puzzled and a little scared. “They’re all asleep and in bed ‘ she said. ‘We talked over the mystery for some time, trying to understand just how we had heard the door handle rattle then footsteps going down the stairs, yet the door wasn’t open. Also, the door handles on our doors were too high for the children to reach without standing on a chair. There was a stool in the children’s bedroom they used for that, yet it wasn’t even near the door when Brenda opened it.
Having no answer to the puzzle we stopped talking and settled to wait for sleep again. Suddenly a noise came from the children’s bedroom. It sounded like the stool being dragged and then the door handle turning again but the door not opening. “You go this time” Brenda said, obviously disturbed.
‘I opened our door quickly just in time to see the opposite door handle turn again. Still the door didn’t open. I reached across, turned the handle and slowly opened the door. It stopped as something was blocking it. Just then my daughter Helen’s small face peered around the door—high because she was standing on the stool. Puzzled by what had happened, I was careful what I said to her. “What do you want love?” I asked.
‘Unperturbed she replied, “I want to go to the toilet.” The toilet was downstairs, through the sitting room, and through the kitchen.
‘Now I had a clue so asked, “Did you go downstairs before?”
“Yes,” she said, “but Mummy sent me back to bed.” * (Tony C).
This is an unusual example of an out of body experience (OBE). Mostly they are described from the point of view of the person projecting, and are therefore difficult to corroborate. Here, three people experience the OBE in their own way. From Tony and Brenda’s point of view what happened caused sensory stimuli, but only auditory. Helen’s statement says that she was sure she had physically walked down the stairs and been sent back to bed by her mother. Tony and Brenda felt there was a direct connection between what they were thinking and feeling—get the children back to bed—and what Helen experienced as an objective reality.
OBEs have been reported in thousands in every culture and in every period of history.
A more general experience of OBE than the above might include a feeling of rushing along a tunnel or release from a tight place prior to the awareness of independence from the body. In this first stage some people experience a sense of physical paralysis which may be frightening (see paralysis). Their awareness then seems to become an observing point outside the body, as well as the sense of paralysis. Then there is usually an intense awareness of oneself and surroundings, unlike dreaming or even lucidity. Some projectors feel they are even more vitally aware and rational than during the waking state. Looking back on one’s body may occur here. Once the awareness is independent of the body, the boundaries of time and space as they are known in the body do not exist. One can easily pass through walls, fly, travel to or immediately be in a far distant place, witnessing what may be, or appears to be, physically real there.
Sir Auckland Geddes, an eminent British anatomist, describes his own OBE, which contains many of these features. Example: Becoming suddenly and violently ill with gastroenteritis he quickly became unable to move or phone for help. As this was occurring he noticed he had an A and a B consciousness.
The A was his normal awareness, and the B was external to his body, watching. From the B self he could see not only his body, but also the house, garden and surrounds. He need only think of a friend or place and immediately he was there and was later able to find confirmation for his observations. In looking at his body, he noticed that the brain was only an end organ, like a condensing plate, upon which memory and awareness played.
The mind, he said, was not in the brain, the brain was in the mind, like a radio in the play of signals. He then observed his daughter come in and discover his condition, saw her telephone a doctor friend, and saw him also at the same time.
Many cases of OBE occur near death, where a person has died* of a hean attack for instance, and is later revived. Because of this there are attempts to consider the possibility of survival of death through study of these cases. In fact many people experiencing an OBE have a very different view of death than prior to their experience.
Early attempts to explain OBEs suggested a subtle or astral body, which is a double of our physical and mental self, but able to pass through walls. It was said to be connected to the physical body during an OBE by a silver cord—a son of lifeline which kept the physical body alive. This is like the concept that the people we dream about are not creations of our own psyche, but real in their own right. Whatever one may believe an OBE to be, it can be observed that many people in this condition have no silver cord, and have no body at all, but are simply a bodiless observer, or are an animal, a geometric shape, a colour or sound (see identity and dreams).
The person’s own unconscious concepts of self seem to be the factor which shapes the form of the OBE. If, therefore, one feels sure one must travel to a distant point, then in the OBE one travels.
If one believes one is immediately there by the power of thought, one is there.
If one cannot conceive of existing without a body, then one has a body, and so on.
This approach explains many aspects of the OBE, but there is still not a clear concept of what the relationship with the physical world is.
The many cases of OBE which occur during a near-death experience also suggest it may be connected with a survival response to death; not necessarily as a way of trying to transcend death, but perhaps as a primeval form of warning relatives of death.
If there is survival of death, then the OBE may be an anticipatory form, or a preparatory condition leading to the new form. See hallucinations, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
This isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Descriptions of OBEs, or of the separation of the consciousness from the body, have been recorded since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians believed in a life force, called ’ka’, which was independent of the body. Plato believed the soul could leave the body and travel, whilst both Socrates and Pliny gave many descriptions of experiences that closely resemble OBEs. The ancient Chinese thought that an OBE could be achieved through meditation, whilst tribal shamans, firm believers in body doubles, claim to be able to project themselves out of their bodies.
Common to most OBE experiences is the existence of a second body, described as a ghostly double of the physical body. It is usually invisible to the eyes of others, although it may be sensed or witnessed as an apparition. In some cases, a silvery cord connecting the astral to the physical body is reported and it is said that if this cord is severed from the body, death will occur. In this astral form, OBE travellers report floating around the earth or to an astral plane, claiming that they travel as fast as the speed of thought, feeling neither pain nor anxiety. Individuals claim that they leave their body through their head or simply rise up and float away. Re-entry occurs by simply re-entering the head or melting into the body. It is worth pointing out that even those who describe the experience as something fantastic that occurs during sleep are very specific in describing the experience as one which was clearly not a dream; and many stress a sense of feeling more awake than they felt when they were normally awake.
Despite the documented records of those who claim to have had an OBE, scientific evidence for the phenomenon remains inconclusive, prompting skeptics to argue that OBEs are nothing more than vividly fantastic dreams or altered states of consciousness.... The Element Encyclopedia
A new business partnership; see “baby”; of no connotation with “sensual”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
It is so complex that interpretations vary with each dreamer and situation in the dream.
A sexual dream may be about physical pleasure, but it may also be about power, control, manipulation, virility, and effectiveness. It may be a form of wish fulfillment or a memory, or compensation for a lack in daily life. In most cases, it is not a prediction of things to come in the near future.
For some more clues, also see Intercourse and People.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Example: My lover was standing behind me, and John, my husband, was standing in front of me. I was asking John to have sex with me and at the same time thinking, “Oh, hell, if he does he will think we have something going between us.” I felt no flow towards John but felt somehow I was trying to tell my lover that I was desirable’ (Sally A). Sally’s dream needs no interpretation. Such clear dreams show that Sally is ready to be directly aware of what she is doing in her relationships.
If the sex in the dream is deeply symbolised, it suggests the dreamer is less willing to be aware of their motivations or connected painful feelings. Even though Sally’s dream was clear, it was still dealing with an area of her sexuality she was not clearly conscious of.
If she had been aware, it is doubtful whether she would have dreamt it.
Example: ‘I was in a farmyard.
A small boy climbed all over the bull. It became terribly angry. It had been chained without attention too long. Now it tore away and sought the cows.
The gates were closed, but the bull smashed through the enclosing fence. I rushed to the fence and sat astride it, but on seeing that the bull smashed it like match wood, I looked around for some safe place.
The bull charged the first cow to mount it, but so terrible was its energy and emotion that it could not express as sex. It smashed the cow aside as it had done the fence. Then it rushed the next and tossed it over its head, charging and smashing the next. I climbed into somebody’s garden, trying to get out of the district’ (Arthur J). Although this dream depicts Arthur’s chained’ sexual drive using the bull, it is still fairly obvious.
If we consider the setting and plot of the dream, as suggested above, we see that Arthur is desperately trying to avoid responsibility for, or trying to escape, his own sexual drive—figuratively ‘sitting on the fence’.
Example: ‘My husband and I were walking down a road. We were going in the same direction together. I started to sing with a very happy feeling but then felt I should stop because he would say the happiness was because I had had sex. I sensed he knew what I was thinking as I walked along. He then quietly began to sing and the dream ended with me smiling to myself. We had sexual cut off for four weeks but had made love that afternoon’ (Joan W). In talking about this dream Joan said she felt it slightly embarrassing to admit that sex gave her feelings of happiness. She liked to believe she was perfectly happy without it.
It is probably out of the slight conflict between her conscious attitude and her feeling of well-being after sex that the dream was produced. See animals; adolescent; affair; devil, Christ, Shadow under archetypes; bag; banana; bed; example in bite; black person; breasts and penis under body; bud; candle; cane; castration; ceremony, ritual; clothes; compensatory theory; cuckoo; cup; dam; dance; third example in danger; defence mechanisms; dragon; drum; emotions, mood; ejaculation; second example under evil; founh example under husband in family; feelings; homosexuality; horns; hostility; example in door under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; insects; jungle; kiss, left, right; lift; second example under light; man; masturbation; mirror; murder; nest; oval; pole; prostitute; purse; rape; refrigerate; religion and dreams; first example under reptiles; sadism; sex while asleep; wordplay, puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
It is at this point that lie or she learns about touch, whether il is nice to touch or be touched, and even if touch is permissible. If, for instance, the child is handled roughly, there may be a fear of being touched, which may later manifest as a sexual difficulty.
While the original trauma may be suppressed, it will often surface in dreams when the time is appropriate. Real growth takes place when the individual is not afraid of the curiosity which allows an innocent exploration of his own body. Dreams will often allow us to explore this physicality in a safe way.
2- Dreams highlight the whole range of the individual’s sexuality. Only if lie ignores his own sexual nature and fails to appreciate his own life force do the negative aspects make themselves obvious in dreams. This is a natural attempt to balance the waking state which may have been over-intcllectu- aliscd, or over-dramatised. Contact with others then bcconies necessary; and often this need will make itself apparent in dreams. Various aspects of sex and sexuality can be interpreted as follows: Bisexuality Within ourselves we hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and there is often conflict between the inner and the outer. This can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality and a need for some kind of union with members of both sexes. Castration in a dream suggests fear of loss of masculinity and sexual power.
Clothes in sexual dreams can have particular relevance often to do with the dreamer’s perception of him or herself: being fully clothed would suggest some feeling of .guilt.
Contraception Dreaming of contraception can indicate a fear of pregnancy and birth. Ejaculation/Emission The images in a dream prior to orgasm can suggest the nature of the dreamer’s attitude to sex and sexuality.
The conflicts which arise in the dreamer because of his sexual desire for someone can be dealt with in the dream state through dreaming of emission or orgasm. Fetishes Fetishes arc a fixation 011 an external object without which there can be 110 sexual act. This is a little akin to a child not being able to go to sleep without his comforter. There is some evidence for the belief that, at an unconscious level, man would prefer a life of celibacy and, by projecting his energies onto an object, he abdicates responsibility. In dreams, therefore, a fetish can highlight fear, immaturity and lack of capability. Hermaphrodite (also see Individual Entry) Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) suggests either bisexuality, which is an erotic attraction to both sexes, or androgy ny the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities. Homosexuality is taken to mean the desire for sex with a partner who is the same sex. More properly, it is a desire for someone who is the same as oneself.
It is this aspect that comes across in dreams.
If the dreamer can identify what is similar to himself or herself in ways that arc not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted. Incest (also see individual entry) in a dream usually characterises the need for expressed love that is, love expressed in a more tactilc way. In dreams incest can highlight guilty feelings about one’s parents or members of the family. Intercourse (or petting) The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate level can translate itself into intercourse in a dream.
If intercourse is interrupted the dreamer may have inhibitions of which he or she is not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of one’s personality; If a child is then born that integration has been successful. Kiss This can indicate a mark of respect or a desire lo stimulate the dream partner. It suggests we should be aware of what arousal we ourselves need. Masochism The desire to hurt oneself or to be hurt in dreams through sex arises from two causes.
The first is to be a martyr (to suffer for one’s ‘sins’) and the second to feel extreme emotion of one sort or another. We mav not allow ourselves to feel deeply in everyday life.
Masturbation The child learns to comfort himself through masturbation, so dreaming of masturbation is a need for comfort. Perversion When sexual perversion appears in dreams we are avoiding, or attempting to avoid, issues to do with closeness and bonding.
Phallus Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine.
It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form.
It is resurrection and the renewal of life. Rape Any image of rape appearing in dreams can be as much to do with violation of personal space as with the sexual act. Sexual rape is unlikely to appear in the dreams of, for instance, sexually abused children. It may only appear as an image when the adult is ready to deal with the trauma. Sadism (also see individual entry) Sadism appearing in a dream would suggest that it is probably a counterbalance to the dreamer’s conscious way of being in the world. In everyday life he may be cither very timid, in which case the dream is an escape mechanism or. in having to be dominant and controlling in everyday life, the unconscious shows its need to be controlled.
Semen Dreams have an odd way of throwing up images of primitive rites and practices of which we may have no conscious knowledge. Many of these are representations of the sexual act. Semen is the sign of masculinity and of physical maturitv and is often seen in dreams as some other milkv fluid.
Sexuality in a dream, in the sense of feeling desire for someone else most often of the opposite sex is a basic primeval urge for closeness and union with that person.
It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost.
The other character in the dream represents the closcst we can get to that part.
If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but for most of us we have a desire to be united with everything which is not part of our own ego. Such a dream, which highlights the feelings we are capable of having, provides information to enable us to understand our own needs. Transvestism This signifies a confusion so far as gender is concerned in dreams. Venereal Disease In a dream this can suggest awareness of some kind of contamination. This need not necessarily be of a sexual nature, but could also be emotional.
3- Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or. if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to the dreamer and their understanding of themselves to determine which it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of having sex with a particular person, then you are connecting to this person and/or what they represent to you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of having sex with a celebrity, you wish to be more popular or accepted by those around you.
If you dreamed of having sex with a friend’s boyfriend/husband, this indicates your wish to be a positive relationship and to experience the energy of love. It may also mean that you are jealous of certain qualities that your friend possesses.
If you dreamed of changing into someone of the opposite sex, read the explanation under “Gender” in this dictionary.
If you dreamed of watching someone else have sex, look up “Voyeur/Voyeurism”.... My Dream Interpretation
• Passion is our biggest motivational force. Sex is also about creativity. What do you most crave to manifest in your life right now? Are you being thwarted in your creative endeavours?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Sexual teasing in a dream indicates the realization of an unworthy ambition.
Otherwise, see Intercourse, Orgy, Impotence, Incest, or Sexual Organs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Uninhibited sex in a dream would suggest that the dreamer’s actual sex life is inhibited.
(3) Dreams may reveal patterns in your sexual relationships that you have not been aware of. What sort of person attracts you in vour dreams? How do you feel about this or that aspect of the sexual encounter?
(4) Another reason for paying great attention to dreams depicting sexual relations is that the shadow may be very prominent in sex; so here is a way of getting to know your alter-ego, the hidden part of yourself.
(5) In dreams of sex your partner may symbolize some part of your own psyche, for example, your anima if you are male, your animus if you are female, and the sexual act will then be a symbol of the union of opposites which leads to wholeness and balance in the personality.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A strange superstition says that if you dream that you are in a brothel, your domestic life will improve.
If you change sexes, it foretells success within the family.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The act of sex can be defined symbolically as two separate energies attempting to merge into one. Therefore, sex is symbolic of the process of integration.
If you remove any personal projections that come up around sex and how it was played out in your dream, the interpretive meaning rises above any potential embarrassment or shame. Though sometimes more difficult to accept, this also applies to sexual encounters that have societal taboos associated with them, such as those involving incestuous relationships or illegal activities. Whoever you are having sex with in your dream represents a character aspect that your unconscious is telling you needs to be integrated into your personality.
If you are witnessing a sexual act, then you will need to consider what character aspects of yourself are being expressed by the people having sex.
The message of integration still applies, but it will connect more to parts of your personality that need to join forces. Perhaps a life situation is demanding different areas of your skill sets that, if combined, will empower you to be effective in a way that is currently eluding you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
According to Freud, virtually every dream topic—from the phallic symbolism of a clenched fist or a tall building to the feminine associations of a cave or a rosebud unfolding—represented the release of sexual tension. Although Freud’s classic work built a solid basis for dream analysis, Jung rejected Freud’s idea of the libido being exclusively sexual and argued that Freud saw sexual symbolism in too wide a range of phenomena. According to Jung, sexual dreams were more likely to represent the search for perfect balance between the masculine and feminine principles within oneself. They served as pointers towards psychological growth and wholeness.
Today most dream analysts regard dreams as emotional safety valves. The energy behind the sexual drive is enormously important and can express itself in many different ways apart from genital sex, for example caring for others.
If this energy is blocked, however, it can lead to poor emotional health, and feelings of loneliness and low self-esteem. Your dreams show you in detail just how you are dealing with this important area of your life, and what is preventing you from feeling satisfied and healthy.
If you pay attention to your dreams, they will reveal your intimate and individual needs, thereby considerably enriching your waking life. See also ANIMALS; BODY; RELATIONSHIPS.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost and the other character in the dream represents the closest we can get to that part.
If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but most of us have an inherent desire to be united with everything that is not part of our own ego. Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or, if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to us and our understanding of ourselves to determine which it is.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance most times this happened I have been in the middle of a dream in which there is a sense of absolute imperative that I must make love/have sex.
It is like being lost in a storm of glamour and fantasy or vision in which I am totally involved.
The whirl of the “dream” is towards the wonder, totality of the need to have sex. As this imperative is expressed in my still spontaneous, dreaming physical action, the experience of sex is also visionary and enormous’ (Charles W).
This fairly common dreaming experience demonstrates powerfully how dreams are an expression of a self regulatory or compensatory action in the psyche and body. Charles says that he had been restraining his sexual activity. This shows the enormous gulf which can exist between what we will to do as a conscious personality, and what our being needs to do or wishes to do outside conscious decision making.
The ‘glamour and fantasy’ Charles describes are regular features of how these deeper needs make themselves known, or attempt to coerce the conscious mind, into fulfilling the need.
If we reject the fantasy, the unconscious processes will attempt a more radical approach, as in actual physical movement while we sleep. This may have given rise to ideas about possession or devils in past ages, when it was not understood that we can split our mind by such conflicts. Fear of the possessing’ influence actually heightens its power through suggestion.
It is much better to understand what one’s needs are, and seek an acceptable fulfilment. See abreaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For example, some people are uncomfortable talking about what really makes them feel good, or about what types of things they fantasize.
Fears and uncertainties about your physical performance in bed.
Unexpressed desires toward specific individuals. Sometimes these people are unobtainable and uninterested. In this case, the dream allows you to live out the fantasy in a socially acceptable manner.... The Language of Dreams
If a poor person sees such a dream, it means that he will fall sick, or attract an incurable disease.
To have sexual intercourse with a male in a dream also means falling into sin, committing the unlawful, or engaging in sexual intercourse with a female member of one’s own family, a blood relation, or a consanguineous person whom one is forbidden to marry. Molesting a child in a dream means suffering from a great affliction. Fornication with a young servant in a dream means suffering from continuous stress and a lasting depression. Sleeping with a beautiful woman one recognizes in his dream means profits. Sleeping with an ugly looking old woman in a dream means the opposite. Having sexual intercourse with an unknown woman in a dream represents the type of interactions and dealings one fosters with people in general. Accordingly, and depending on the condition of the woman one is sleepingwith in a dream, one’s actions will substantiate. Sleepingwith someone’s wife in a dream means engaging in a profitable business with the husband.
If a sick person sees himselfhaving sexual intercourse with his mother in a dream, it means his death, for the mother here represent the earth.
If a woman sees herselfengaging in tribadism, or a lesbian relationship with another woman she knows in a dream, it means that she will confide her personal life to her, or divulge all her secrets, become her intimate friend or a fan, shares opinions with her and emulate her actions and look in public. Ifshe does not know that woman in the dream, it means that she will indulge in sin.
If a married woman sees herself engaging in tribadism with another woman in a dream, it means that she will separate from her husband or become a widow. Engaging in sexual intercourse with a deceased person, be it a man or a woman in a dream means one’s own death, unless if one is travelling, then it could mean visiting that country where the deceased person is buried. Any sexual intercourse in a dream that culminates in ejecting semen and necessitates a complete ritual ablution in wakefulness represents disturbed dreams, or engaging in a forbidden sexual intercourse from the anus, or it could represent wet dreams. Having sexual intercourse in a dream also signifies paying one’s debts, or it could mean relief from pressures. Having sexual intercourse with a prostitute in a dream means love for the world, or it could mean profits. Having sexual intercourse with one’s wife in a dream means success in one’s trade. Having sexual intercourse with a heavenly woman in a dream means religious and spiritual attainment.
(Also see Anus; Semen; Pleasure; Sodomy; Tears; Vagina)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A dream of having diseased sex organs is telling you to practice a bit of underindulgence for a time; to dream of having deformed organs is a warning against casual sex relations; if your dream concerned unusual organs, it augurs an increase in social popularity; to dream of having no sexual organs suggests you could benefit from some competent advice regarding your sex life; and if you dreamed of exposing your sex organs, you are being warned that your reputation is in danger through your own indiscretions.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The male animus and the female anima are what the dreamer needs or wants to be connected with. Sexuality in dreams often refers to the secrets of life, such as birth, marriage, death (also life and the Devil). One of the strongest symbols of creativity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The rest of the dream symbols are very important. See Intercourse, Rape.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the encounter is with someone whose feelings the dreamer isn’t sure of, it could mean the same, but it could also be nothing more than a wish-fulfillment dream. Look to other symbols in the dream in order to discern its true meaning.
If the encounter is an unpleasant one with either a stranger or someone whom the dreamer does NOT like, the dreamer is trying to avoid a distasteful choice or confrontation that perhaps should actually be faced.
If the encounter is a pleasant one with a partner that the dreamer does not know, then the dreamer is about to gain something that he’s been wanting for a long time. Again, to ascertain what it is, look to other symbols in the dream. Astrological parallels: Venus, Mars, Taurus, Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Lovers... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Why do I dream of being intimate with people to whom I’m not attracted? There are several reasons for this.
If you honestly don’t find the person attractive in waking life, they may represent a quality or characteristic that is closely linked to a quality you are exploring or discovering within yourself.
If the partner is particularly unsavory, your dreaming mind may be encouraging you to say no to things that are not right for you.
Are dreams of my partner’s infidelity a warning sign? In some cases, yes, but in the majority of cases such dramas are metaphors for some kind of emotional abandonment or neglect; perhaps your loved one is showing more attention to the children—or to their job or hobbies—than to you.
Do repeated dreams of my first love mean I have not got over him or her? Your first love tends to be a symbol of romantic love in dreams but when they appear in your dreams, it is likely that your dreaming mind is using them as an emblem of love to help you work through your current relationship issues. In most cases, your dreaming mind is focused on current issues.
What do dreams of being back with my ex mean? Dreaming about your ex does not mean you want to be with them. Unless you are convinced that your latest ex is the ’one’, your dreaming mind is using them as an actor to represent your love interest. In most cases, such dreams suggest that you are going over old issues or relationship patterns, and that your dreaming mind is using such images to help you heal and move on to a more positive future. When any relationship breaks down, your dreaming mind will delve into memories, fears and hopes to help you unravel mysteries and gain understanding about what makes real love work. Your inner mind is constantly sorting through what works and what doesn’t work in a relationship, and it will refer back to past relationships to compare strengths and weaknesses and try to make sense of things.
If I have a perfect dream romance, does this mean the perfect partner will appear in my life? In you are single and you have a perfect romantic and sexual dream, this could be wish-fulfillment but it could also be your dreaming mind’s way of reminding you that love and passion are still out there and you should open yourself up to the possibility of romance.
If I have a bizarre or distressing dream about sex, does this mean I’m weird? Don’t interpret your dreaming according to how you judge it when you are awake, and try not to feel guilty. Instead, try to understand the dream and remind yourself that your dreaming mind will use sexual images—even graphic or shocking ones—as metaphors or opportunities to learn about yourself.... Common Dreams
(Also see Screeching of a pen)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are a student or about to take some kind of test or exam in waking life, dreams in which you are actually sitting the exam are common; in these dreams you typically feel unprepared or unable to answer the questions or perform the required components. Such dreams are simply expressing your fear of failure.
If you are not a student or about to take an exam, this type of dream is usually a metaphor for some kind of difficult situation you are facing in your professional life or career. You feel that your performance will be judged by others and the dream reflects your lack of confidence in yourself. This type of fear-of-failure dream can also occur for other types of challenges you may face in waking life, ranging from driving tests and auditions to job interviews and presentations.
More often than not, you will be judged in these dreams by an audience’s reaction; that reaction is often negative.
If the audience starts booing or catcalling you in your dream, try to remember who the audience was and what you were humiliated for. Ask yourself whether the condemnation was justified or whether the evaluators or adjudicators in your dream were actually self-critical aspects of yourself.
If you stammered in front of your dream audience or adjudicator, this underlines your feelings of uncertainty and lack of self- confidence. Medical tests may be alerting you to the need to watch your health. A driving test may suggest a test of confidence or ability, and a written test an examination of your understanding of a certain situation. Testing something yourself in your dream means that you are trying to establish some kind of standard; alternatively, it might suggest that you are testing your own resolve.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are in a dispute about a text, foretells unfortunate adventures for you.
If you try to recall a text, you will meet with unexpected difficulties.
If you are repeating and pondering over one, you will have great obstacles to overcome if you gain your desires.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A message is coming from a distance.
3. Arguments are in the ofﬁng, especially involving close relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a text such as this to appear in a dream would signify the need for encouragement and perhaps wisdom.
2- Text from a book or a text of a play would indicate the need for the dreamer to carry out instructions in a particular way in order to achieve success.
3- A spiritual text is an encouraging message to enable us to progress.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For a text such as this to appear in a dream would signify the need for encouragement and perhaps wisdom.
An elaborately illustrated text or manuscript gives us access to ancient knowledge and belief. Consult the entries for book, communication, telephone and writing for extra information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A manual of instruction in dreams suggests we need to take particular care over our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the books were dusty and old, you are reflecting (or need to reflect on) forgotten knowledge or previous “chapters” of your life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you were messaging someone you know, this can also mean there is an issue you need to confront with this person.
If you dreamed of texting a crush you may be obsessing over this person a bit, and this has carried over into your dreams.
If you can’t reach someone by text in your dream, you must listen to your inner voice more closely for your life to move on the way it should.
If you dream of getting garbled or hard-to-understand text messages, you may be the center of some negative gossip.
To dream of reading or spying on someone else’s text messages signifies that you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into friends’ business.... My Dream Interpretation
The cells of a honeycomb are hexagonal for this reason and this shape epitomizes nature’s best use of resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Issues concerning one’s sexual identity.
3. A message from one level of consciousness to the next regarding the handling of a situation or relationship; may suggest the need to alter one’s views or behavior. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are planning to undergo transsexual surgery, then the dream represents your anxieties about the procedure, recovery, and post-surgery.
To see a transsexual in your dream implies that both the feminine and masculine side of your personality is in disarray. You may be reluctant to discover yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the transsexual experience is something you are familiar with, your dream may simply be an exploration of the different ways in which roles in the world are much more fluid than most people imagine. At the heart of this symbol is the switching between the masculine and feminine principles, between doing and being.
The presence of a transsexual character in a dream may be asking you to consider the opposite point of view in some situation in your current life. When you imagine that taking action is best, perhaps being still is what is called for. When you have traditionally been slow to move, taking bold action may be a more powerful choice.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you avoid it, you will not be tricked by your enemies.
If you use a trap door to trick someone, you will use deceit in real life to achieve what you want.... My Dream Interpretation
A trap door indicates that there is a landscape below that is separated from the rest of your current consciousness. This can imply something that is being kept hidden. Your job is to determine what, if anything, is below you; do you know what it is, and how do you feel about the possibilities inherent in this structure? A trap door may suddenly swing open and capture someone, adding an element of risk and deceit to the mix.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A tempting opportunity or invitation to do wrong... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
(Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream
2. Use caution to avoid snap decisions in sudden, difﬁcult circumstances.
3. An urge or desire to avoid or escape certain conﬂicts or encounters, often wisely. ... New American Dream Dictionary
See Hiding Place, but this image also accesses layers of your character.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Don’t get panicked into a hasty decision you may later regret Play it coot... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you simply can’t understand what someone is saying to you, look first of all at whether what they are saying is being cloaked in metaphor. Bear in mind, too, that an unexpected utterance by a dream character may be giving rise to something you are not ready to hear; sometimes we put our unconscious fears into someone else’s mouth, or the utterances represent old issues or negative voices you have not yet banished.
Freudian slips are everyday occurrences in which we express strange or unacceptable thoughts or urges. For a split second, the censoring aspect of your self is put on hold and what is really on your mind pops out in a seemingly bizarre and unexpected way. These slips happen in every day speech as well as in dreams, so if verbal mistakes or slips appear in your dream—such as ’I thought you were dead instead of retired’—they will tell you something about your unconscious wishes. It is possible to have a dream in which you say the most unexpected and embarrassing but secretly true thing to a dream character.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Injustice; Justice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you think some person is vexed with you, it is a sign that you will not shortly reconcile some slight misunderstanding. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Little quarrels will not soon be settled. ... New American Dream Dictionary