Dream Dictionary - Part II
The interpretation depends on whether you are
following a map that is leading you to a particular destination and you feel
good about it, or whether you are trying to follow a confusing chart. A
confusing chart may indicate that you lack a clear sense of direction in
your every day life or are in the midst of changing long term plans.
Following a good map in your dreams suggest that you are feeling confident
in your current path and pursuits.
It is a symbol of commitment and depending on
the details of your dream, you may be currently dealing with this issue. The
commitment could be to your work, to yourself or to your partner. If you are
not married, this dream could simply be a form of wish-fulfillment.
They are a symbol of pretentiousness. If you
are wearing a mask, look inside and check if you are being sincere in your
presentations, or if you are hiding something and pretending to be something
you are not. If other people are wearing masks, it suggests that you may be
concerned about their genuineness.
When we take medicine we usually feel better.
Medicine in your dreams may be a sign for your subconscious that you are
fixing your problems and will overcome your difficulties.
Hearing sounds in your dreams can be looked
at from a spiritual point of view. Nice sounds are usually seen as positive
omens. Some may say that in your dream state you have traveled to other
higher and more spiritual plains. Traditional interpretations tell us that
if you hear a familiar melody, you may bump into old friends.
Psychologically speaking, you may have heard a song during the day and in
your dream state you are simply replaying it.
The interpretation of this dream can be
looked at from two very distinct viewpoints. First, milk can be a safe
representation of semen and you may have unconscious (or conscious) desires
for sexual relations. Second, milk is a symbol of nourishment and it
suggests, depending on the details, that you are giving or receiving an
adequate amount of support and consideration from your environment.
It is a symbol of vanity and superficiality.
You may be concerned about your image and the way you present yourself to
the world. Some say that if you see a clear image you may be getting a
glimpse of your true self. Broken mirrors always seem to be a sign of bad
luck, or at least represent some distortions.
The moon is an interesting symbol, which has
been associated with mostly the irrational and intuitive side of things. It
effect the ocean tides, and it has been linked to madness or lunacy. As a
dream symbol is can represent all of these things and more. As always, pay
attention to the details in the dream before making conclusions about the
meaning of your moon or moons. The moon could represent romance and our
earthly impulses and passions. It could reveal things about the nature of
our soul and the unconscious. For those lucky people, the moon can reflect
their inner peace and their sense of serenity and security.
The significance money has in your waking
life is reflected in your dream state. Money is a symbol of power and
wealth. We often judge ourselves based on our ability to make it, save it,
and spend it. First consider your own relationship with money and your
current financial situation as this dream could be simple wish-fulfillment.
As always, consider all of the accompanying details in your dream because
they will help you to understand where your issues lie. Traditional Dream
Interpretations indicate that losing money in your dream is a good omen, and
that most likely the opposite will happen.
The relationship that we have with our mother
is the most psychologically significant relationship of them all. Rarely all
good or all bad, our mothers always invoke powerful emotions. We may dream
about our mothers in all different forms. She may be in disguise in our
dreams, and it is our job to find her in there. If you are dreaming about
your mother, you may be addressing some issues or concerns in your dream, or
your dream may be based on a valuable memory. The general image of "mother"
in a dream may symbolize a variety of feelings and ideas, including: caring,
nurturing, love, acceptance, hard work, sacrifice, martyrdom..etc. Also See:
Climbing a real mountain is not always fun,
but it is always challenging and rewarding. These ideas can be applied when
attempting to understand a dream with a mountain in it. Some say that the
mountain may represent spirituality and all the lessons awaiting you. Others
say that it represents mental development and awareness. The most logical
(but not necessarily applicable to you) interpretation is that, in your
dream state climbing a mountain represents attainment of your goals. If you
are ascending a mountain, you are working hard and trying to accomplish your
goals, and descending may represent letting go of issues and emotional
baggage. Either way, this sounds like a good dream!
Hearing music in your dreams has positive
connotations. Music is healing to the soul, and as you are listening to it
in your dream, you may be connected to the wonderful, creative spirit or
flow of life. It suggests a degree of inner harmony and emotional
expression. Also See: Melody/song
This is a very interesting symbol. If you are
hammering you may be: a) expressing some violent feelings, or b) you may be
reflecting on hard work and honor (depending on the content). Additionally
nails may have some sexual connotations. A man may be expressing some
repressed anxiety about sexual potency and a woman may be expressing her
unconscious abhorrence of sex.
Night time appears to be a very common
background to many dreams. If it is very dark in many of your dreams, it
suggests that you are hiding something or are not willing to see things
clearly. You may the the type who likes to ignore, minimize or hide your
If you have nightmares try to understand the
fears and the occurrences in those dreams. They suggest that you are holding
on to very strong conflicts, which may be traumatic or guilt based. You may
have a lot of powerful negative feelings which need to be reconciled. If
nightmares continue for an extended period of time the individual should
consider obtaining professional counseling services.
This dream may be encouraging you to come
forth with what's really on your mind. Your subconscious is encouraging you
to be more open. On the other hand this dream may have many more
connotations. There may be sexual meaning in this dream, depending on its
details. Additionally, if you see yourself naked in inappropriate places,
your rebellious side may be coming through and with it some fear that people
may not accept you for what you really are.
This dream may be difficult to interpret. Our
subconscious mind picks up a lot of information and at times it seems to get
muddled in our dreams. Numbers may be a reflection of a financial concern,
or you may dream about numbers that are meaningful to you in daily life.
However some fun dream interpretations go something like this: Even numbers
represent the feminine Odd numbers the masculine or the peculiar.
- 1 - you may consider yourself "number
one", it is also a masculine symbol.
- 3 - father, mother and child, the trinity
- 5 - represents the life force; refers to
the five fingers and five appendages of the body.
- 7 - sacred number in Christianity and
- 9 - relates to pregnancy and achievement
- 10 - marriage
- 12 - represents time
As with all interpretations, the
interpretation of this dream depends on you. You may be concerned about your
looks and fear fat. Be realistic in regard to this area of your life. If you
are very thin and can not stop worrying about your weight you should see a
doctor. Psychologically speaking, obesity usually is a sign that the
individual has issues with self esteem and personal power. The fat
emotionally insulates us from others, and isolates us physically.
It historically represents our great
unconscious mind. Look at all of the details in this dream. Is the water
clear or murky? Is it calm or turbulent? Are you catching fish or are you
stranded and afraid? Look, listen and try to comprehend the messages in this
dream. No one can really give meaning to your dreams, like you can.
Concentrate and learn for yourself. Also See: Water
You may say, "who dreams of an octopus?" But
people do, and a friend did just the other night. If the dream makes you
feel happy it may imply that the person is involved in many different
activities or adventures. If there is a negative emotional reaction to the
dream it suggests that unhealthy attachments and entanglements are present
in daily life. Also See: Animals
Your subconscious may be sending up symbols
regarding wealth, religion or sex. Seriously, the interpretation depends on
the content. Traditionally oil is used in many religious sacraments. It
represents wealth for people who own it, and it has also may have sexual
connotations. What does it mean for you?
Old Man/Old Woman See: Aging
The obvious symbolism is that of a womb. You
may be having some fears or anticipation in regard to having children. A
warm oven is said to have "fruitful" or positive connotations and a cold
oven the opposite. Of course, an oven may simply represent housekeeping and
cooking. Also See: Kitchen
It is another symbol for the unconscious. It
usually represents wisdom and virtue, and your subconscious may be giving
you important massages, so pay attention to the details in the dream. In the
American Indian tradition, the owl is considered to be the eagle of the
night. Dreaming about owls may indicate that changes are on the way. Some
older dream interpretations suggest that dreaming about an owl is a negative
omen, which indicates a reversal in good fortune. An owl in the house
predicts family arguments, unless you chase it away, in which case things
will work out for the best.
This dream, as all dreams, could have several
different meanings. If you are packing your stuff and storing it, or packing
to move you may be concerned about significant changes that are going on in
your life. Otherwise, your subconscious may be organizing and letting go of
emotional "baggage". Some other interpretations say that dreaming about
packing is simply a hint from your subconscious that you are involved in too
many activities and may need to pack some of them up and put them away.
When considering the interpretation of
feeling pain in your dream first look at you physical health. If you are
feeling pain in your daily life, it may carry over into your dream state.
Additionally, if the pain is emotional in nature, question the painful
feelings and attempt to identify their source. The dream state is usually a
safe way to experience negative feelings that you may not want to deal with
The feeling of panic suggests lack of control
and confusion. If the primary emotion in your dream was panic, consider the
details and try to understand why you were panicking. Do you feel fear, a
sense of helplessness and confusion, or were you unable to make a quick and
accurate decision? Answering these questions will enable you to understand
the message in this dream.
Dreaming that you or someone else is
paralyzed could be a very scary thing. Depending on the details of your
dream and your current situation in life, there are several different, but
equally, reasonable interpretations. You may be paralyzed with fear in your
dream, which may be symbolic of the fear that you are experiencing in daily
life. You may feel somewhat unable to change a current situation and it has
manifested itself in your dream, in the form of paralysis. Also, this dream
could be sending you a message of caution. It may be conveying to you to
stay still and do nothing for now, in regard to a situation that is on your
mind and that may be problematic for you.
In this dream you may be expressing feelings
and concerns about your parents that you could not express in daily life.
Some believe that this dream usually has nothing to do with your parents,
but rather the male and female sides of personality. Others believe that the
father represents the expressive, creative and protective side of God and
the mother the receptive and nurturing side of God. See Mother, Father
These are interesting symbols and many people
have requested their additions to the dictionary. Traveling is very common
theme for our dreams. Traveling in a car is the most common form of this
type of dream. Traveling in a vehicle generally can represent our journey
through life -- or a portion of our life's journey. If in your dream, you
find yourself in a garage or a parking lot, two different types connotations
can be made. Please consider the content of your dream, the mood in it, and
your current dilemma or situation in life. The parked car could represent a
period of inactivity and indecision in your life. The dream could be
pointing out that you have been idle for a period of time and that it may be
good time to "get a move on". The more positive interpretation of this dream
may be that the parked car is symbolic of a reflective period or mood. You
may be in "park" for a while so that you can rest, relax, regroup and think
If putting on pants or changing your pants,
was a major activity in your dream you may be questioning your role (at work
or/and in private life). To better understand this, just think of the
expression "who wears the pants". If your were trying to cover up your
genitalia, then the dream may be bringing up sexual issues.
We have all heard the expression "as proud as
a peacock". When you are dreaming about this bird you may be conveying a
message of beauty and pride. We all know that some pride may be a good
thing, but too much pride is the opposite of humility, which for the most
part, is not good. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to
understand the message. Is the peacock in your dream beautiful., proud and
unassuming, or is he noisy and flaunting his beauty to all that are willing
Having a pen or a pencil in your dream may be
symbolic of your need to communicate with yourself or others. Our ability to
communicate through written language is a vitally important and necessary
part of life. When we take our pen and write a check to pay bills, it can
still be considered a form of communication! Writing is a form of self
expression and it provides as with another way to think, and to express our
thoughts. Dreams with tools of writing in them, such as pens, pencils and
keyboards, may be an encouragement for you to write and communicate. Whether
this may be personal, professional or simply a necessity of modern life, is
up to you to determine.
The penguin is an interesting, earth bound
bird that lives in and around the ocean. As a dream symbol it may represent
concrete thinking, feelings of being burdened by unwanted emotions,
lethargy, and a need to achieve balance. Penguins just never looked that
comfortable to me, and they don't seem to have a lot of fun. Additionally,
if someone called you a penguin, it would not be considered a complement.
Penguins seem to give off a feeling of being stuck! Think about your dream
and see if any of these ideas are relevant to you. Superstition based dream
interpretation books say that the penguin indicates that your problems are
not as serious as you may think them to be.
The male sex organ is symbolic of fertility,
power and energy. Your gender and sexual orientation play a part when
interpreting this dream. Are you dealing with issues of sexual orientation,
power or aggression? Answering these questions will enable you to interpret
Usually our dreams are filled with people. We
dream about our families, our friends, our neighbors and our classmates. We
dream about strangers, colleges, famous people, teachers, and at times,
about those that we consider to be our enemies. Each dream is very special
and carries its own unique message. When interpreting the dream with people
in it, consider all of the details and the feelings in the dream. If the
person is known to you, think about your relationship with them and the
issues that the dream has brought up. We learn about ourselves through
others, and probably our most valuable possessions are our relationships.
Some believe that the strangers in your dreams represent different parts of
yourself and your personality. Many people believe that their dreams predict
the future. When they have negative or scary dreams, they become anxious
about the future. Alternatively , when their dreams are a form of wish
fulfillment, they get very excited and are hopeful that the dream will come
true. Most dreams are not prophetic. They are psychological or spiritual in
nature, and their primary function may be to help us live better in the
present moment, rather than telling us about what is to come. Also See:
Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, Siblings, Child, Parents, Father
Seeing old or even unfamiliar pictures in
your dreams may be a reflection of how you remember certain parts of your
life. The pictures may represent longing for a time that has passes and is a
matter of memory. However, there are several other type of interpretations
that can be made. Generally this dream may be difficult to interpret and the
dreamer may need to put significant amount of effort into understanding this
dream. Some believe that since a photograph is a representation of something
real, it could represent a deception of some kind. Someone may be trying to
sell something to you and is covering up the truth, or you may be covering
up the truth from yourself. New age thinking points out that you are
dreaming of pictures because you have not learned a particular lesson in
life. The dream may be pointing out the past and reminding you that you are
making the same errors all over again.
The piano is a symbol of music and harmony.
It represents creative expression, and all types of sounds may be uplifting
symbols of spiritual awareness. Superstition based dream interpretation
books say that the piano is an omen of a good financial period in your life,
and that moving a piano represents solid achievements on the part of the
dreamer. Also See: Music, Melody/Song
Having this animal in your dream forces you
to think of negative characteristics in regard to yourself or others. There
are not many positive characteristics associated with pigs. In some cultures
pigs are considered to be very "dirty" animals, and unfit for human
consumption. At times men are referred to as "pigs" for their sexual desires
or attitudes. Some of the other characteristics which can be associated with
pigs are: greed, stubbornness and gluttony. Gluttony is probably the most
serious negativity and you need to consider where you (or someone important
to you) are being "hoggish".. Is it with money, time, food, energy or
personal possessions? Superstition based dream interpretations say that the
pig in a dream suggest a frustrating time in family affairs and success in
business. Also See: Animals
Pink usually symbolizes health and good
feelings. It is a traditionally a feminine color, and some feel that it
connotes love. Pink is soft and fuzzy, like girls! Pockets From a Freudian
point of view, pockets may symbolize the female reproductive organs.
However, for many people this dream may have an entirely different meaning.
The pockets in your dreams could represent those things that you keep just
for yourself, your memory, your secrecy, your valuable possessions, or your
inner resources. If you were hiding your hands in the pockets, it suggests
that you may feel a degree of helplessness or guilt, in regard to a some
situation in daily life.
Dreaming about the police could symbolize
many different things, thus please consider all of the details carefully. If
the police is chasing you, it suggests that you may be feeling some guilt
about something that you have done, or have been thinking of doing. The
police could be addressing Karmic Law as well as the laws in our physical
world. If you are feeling that you can't meet all of your obligations and
are fearing repercussions due to an unmet commitment, the police in your
dream may be an unwelcome sight. On a more positive note and depending on
the details of your dream, the police could symbolize support and
protection. Your emotional response to the police will provide you with good
clues to interpreting this dream accurately. Old dream interpretation books
say that dreaming about police is an indication that you will obtain
unexpected assistance with a current problem.
For many people swimming pools are associated
with summer fun, vocations, rest and relaxation. Interpret your dream based
on its content, and see if any these positive feelings are being conveyed to
you. All bodies of water represent our emotions and our unconscious. The
light in which they are represented depend on the dreamer and on the details
of the dream. Also See: Water, Ocean, River.
Old dream interpretation books say the
porcupine in your dreams is a omen of good news and bad news. Good things
may happen to you, but they will carry with them difficulties. From a more
pragmatic point of view, porcupines are cute, but untouchable animals. As a
dream symbol it may represent a situation or a person in your life that fits
If you are afraid of being pregnant, you may
dream of it often. At times woman learn about their pregnancy in their
dreams. Your mind knows about everything that is going on in your body even
if you are not consciously aware of it. But, don't panic! You could also be
pregnant with ideas! Old dream interpretation books say that for a woman to
have a dream about pregnancy is a good omen, and that an improvement in her
intimate relationship is forthcoming. For a man, it is a warning against
The priest in your dream could be
representing your spiritual needs, your conscience, your desire to be
virtuous, your inner guidance or your higher self. This dream could be
comforting if it reassures you that there is safety and strength in
spiritual forces. Please remember that dream interpretation is very, very
personal. Some people may have had
negative experiences with clergy and in that case the dream may have an
entirely different tone. The spiritual forces represented in this dream
could be intrinsic, revealing your own spiritual qualities, strengths and
abilities, or they could represent the spiritual forces around you.
Puppies may represent playfulness, dependency
and carefree fun. Please look up "Dog" in order to obtain a full range of
Here on Earth, purple is usually the color of
royalty, high rank and dignity. It is a strong color, which can not be
ignored. Likewise, most people have a strong opinion of purple, they really
like it, or don't like it at all. To some people, purple has spiritual
connotations. The Catholic Church uses it at funerals and around Easter
time. It represents spiritual and personal transformation. Purple could also
represent higher consciousness and spiritual protection. A version of purple
is also the color of the crown Chakra. When interpreting this color consider
all of the details in the dream and try to make connections between the
above mentioned ideas and your current issues.
Also See: Colors
If you are quarreling or arguing in your
dream you may be experiencing some inner conflict. The quarrel may reflect
your own inability to decide on important issues, ideas or values. From a
very pragmatic point of view, you may be experiencing difficulty with
authority figures or you may have carried an argument from your daily life
into your dream. Very old dream interpretation books say that quarreling is
a dream of the contrary and that you will have peace and harmony with your
You may be experiencing feelings of
helplessness and an inability to get out of a situation in your daily life.
This common sense approach can easily be applied and with some effort you
can examine your feelings and actions which are symbolized in this dream.
It is usually something warm and pretty that
we cover ourselves with for comfort. The different parts of a quilt may
represent many aspects of your life and indicate that there is harmony. Your
subconscious may be comforting you in this dream and saying, "You are doing
a good job, keep going".
Before we can nourish others we first need to
nourish ourselves. Making sacrifices is human, but when we do to much for
the world and not enough for ourselves, we are left feeling neglected and
weak. Martyrdom is not fun, and martyrs are at times enjoying. This dream
may be suggesting to you, that you need to prioritize. Eliminate things in
your life that are not necessary and that continuously drag you down. Also,
consider the fact that whatever is continuously requiring you to make
personal sacrifices, may not be in your best interest or conducive to your
health or happiness. Superstition based dream interpretations say that
dreaming about sacrifice is a dream of the contrary and that you will be
enriched in the near future.
Dreaming about saints usually has spiritual
implications. You may have traveled to another plain and are having a
wonderful and very meaningful spiritual experience. For those that can not
accept this possibility, your unconscious may be relaying some feelings of
pressure or possibly the need to sacrifice on some level in your daily life.
Also See: Priest, God.
Is one of the most abundant chemicals on
Earth. Dreaming about it suggests that you may be thinking about, or
desiring those things that are dependable and at the same time exciting
(salt-spice of life). If you associate an individual with the salt in your
dreams you may be giving that person the attributes that were just
Seeing or interacting with the devil in your
dreams may have several different connotations, depending on the details.
However, it almost always points to something negative and disturbing in
your personality, daily life or environment. You may have dark thoughts or
have engaged in negative actions, and now are experiencing guilt, fear and
anxiety. Dream interpretations based on folklore say that seeing the Satan
in your dreams may be a warning about poor health, and if the dream persist
that you should get a physical checkup.
This dream may be interpreted on several
different levels. If you are the student you may be feeling inadequate in
some areas of your life, or you may lack self confidence. School has not
always been a positive experience, but it is always considered necessary.
Ask yourself what do you need to learn more about? If you were a teacher in
your dream, you may be dealing with issues of authority. From a spiritual
point of view, some believe that in the dream state an individual may travel
to the inner planes, or the spiritual realm, and there attend classes which
assist in spiritual growth and development.
Dreaming about a scorpion may be symbolic of
something in your environment which is hurtful, dangerous and "stinging". It
may represent bitter words and very negative attitudes. Superstition based
dream interpretation books say that dreaming about a scorpion is a dream of
warning. It goes further by saying that if the scorpion in your dream bit
you, you will overcome your problems. However, if you killed the scorpion,
be exceptionally careful around people that are not your friends, or are
Waters generally symbolize the emotions and
the unconscious. They could also represent the collective unconscious or
your soul experiences. All dream interpretations depend on the individuals
personal belief system. See Ocean
Seeds symbolize new opportunities and new
beginnings. Just like a seed is the beginning of a new life (or its earliest
stage), your subconscious may be telling you that the ideas you have planted
are beginning to germinate. Additionally, your past experiences and hard
work may be leading to new opportunities or possibilities.
It is very difficult to name just a few
possible interpretations for this dream. It is complex and complicated, and
the interpretations vary with each dreamer and with the situations 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. In most cases it is not a prediction
of things to come in the near future. For some more clues see Intercourse
Please remember that the water in your dreams
may be a statement about your emotions and the unconscious. Sharks, water
dwelling animals, could reflect some unpleasant emotion or a perceived
attack on the self. You may feel some emotional upset and the shark could be
the symbol of the perceived emotional danger.