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Dream Themes - A Modern Translation of Animals In Dreams

Dream Themes

A Modern Translation of Animals In Dreams

Ivan J. Thomas .PhD

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Introduction

Dreaming reflects a pivotal aspect of the processing of memory. Human beings, throughout history have sought to understand the meaning of dreams. Till today many struggle to understand their dreams in relation to their lives. They come in different types depending on one’s mood and/or stress levels. Most reveal answers to one’s questions and provide spiritual guidance to the dreamer. It is of great importance that the dreamer remembers their dream, which isn’t that easy but can be harnessed. This reference material is solely dedicated to the interpretation of animals symbolizing situations in our present or future lives. For example, ones dream of lions represents a need to control or dominate others. Either your own need to control others, or your projection of other people who you feel want to control you. Understanding our dreams may help you patch your relationship with loved ones, career, own businesses or any circumstance that may unfold itself in form of a vision.

Dreams should be noted especially when not properly understood. Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, 90% of it is lost. Seek guidance to significant dreams and relate them to your life. Living without dreams, as some claim they never dream, is very dangerous as they unfold answers to our questions through symbols and visuals. Symbols may include animals, material possessions, people and even events such as death.

One’s dream of a Gecko symbolizes an agreement or affirmation. The answer to a decision that you need to make is “yes”. Alternatively, the dream signifies renewal explained in details in “Advanced Dictionary of Dreams” by Ivan J. Thomas. (See bonus book, last page)

Animals

Letter A

Animals in dreams are often symbols for behaviors, attitudes, and thinking patterns we have based the one characteristic of the animal that stands out most.

Albatross

To dream of an albatross represents an aspect of yourself that is noticably overpowering or overshadowing. You or someone else that “steals the show” or feels like an unavoidable curse.

Alligators

To dream of an alligator represents a situation in your life that you feel is dangerous. Feeling that a problem has rocked your sense of balance or safety. Feeling shaken by something or struggling to contain a problem. Alternatively, an alligator may reflect a powerful fear you have. An alligator may be a sign that you need to put more effort into confronting your fears or speak to someone about your problems.

An alligator may reflect the danger you feel from a job layoff, argument, or interpersonal problem. It may also reflect the threat of loss or feeling that a crisis may be at hand.

If you find yourself eating alligator in a dream it represents overcoming a fear or dangerous situation. You are feeling victory, success, and triumph.

To dream of a blue alligator symbolizes a powerful fear of a positive situation. You possibly have strong insecurities or anxieties about something that is good for you.

Example: A man dreamed of alligators following him. In real life he was trying to avoid financial bankruptcy. The alligators represented his sense of danger about his failing finances and inability to cover bills.

Anaconda

To dream of anaconda represents feelings of being powerlessly restricted. It may also reflect your own attempts to guarentee that someone else is totally cut off from their goals.

*Please See Boa *Constrictor*.

Apes

To dream of an ape represents an aspect of yourself that is childish, primative, overreacting, or irresponsible. You or someone else that has gone overboard. A sign that you need to calm down or be more objective.

To dream of calling someone an ape may represent a person or situation that you feel is childish, primative, overreacting, or irresponsible.

*Please See *Monkey*.

*Please See *Gorillas*.

*Please See *Baboon*.

Letter B

Baboon

To dream of a baboon represents you or someone else that is intentionally inappropriate. Inconsiderate behaviour. It may also reflect people or behaviour that does what it wants even after being told not to.

Badgers

To see a badger in a dream represents an aspect of your personality that never gives up. Something in your life may feel like it won’t go away. Menacing intimidation. Someone that is giving you a hard time.

You may be very persistent in pursuing a goal or defeating a rival that you refuse to give up on. Fiercely fighting for a cause or startling others with your persistence. Determination.

Bats

To dream of a bat represents confusion, mixed messages, and being emotionally in the dark. You’re being told one thing and seeing the complete opposite. You may feel like a promise made to you never comes true.

A bat may be a sign that are getting involved with something that defies your better judgement. If you are getting signals to be careful it may be best to listen to them. Bats represent your inability to see what’s going on around you with a clear understanding. A bat suggests that you are entering a situation blindly.

Example: A woman dreamed of having to kill bats. In waking life her breast cancer had spread. The bats reflected her need to treat the cancer more aggressively because it wasn’t doing what she expected it to do with her first treatments.

Bears

To see a bear in a dream represents an aspect of yourself that is independent. You or someone else that likes to do things all on their own.

Negatively, the bear reflects possessiveness, an overbearing attitude, or unhealthy loner tendencies. You or someone else that doesn’t want to share anything or do anything with anyone else. You want something all to yourself or to monopolize something. A fierce desire to have something all to yourself. Alternatively, a bear may reflect a problem that makes nobody like to be around you or an issue that make socializing impossible.

To dream of being chased by a bear represents may represent an aversion to someone else’s possessiveness, jealousy, or unwillingness to share. It may also represent a fear of being alone or being noticed by yourself.

Example: A young man once dreamed of a brown bear trying to attack him in his bedroom. In real life he was very depressed and was thinking about being alone for the rest of his life.

Example 2: A teacher often dreamed of seeing bears. In real life he had a tendency to dominate conversations and to discourage anyone else from having an opinion.

Example 3: A man dreamed of bears attacking him. In real life financial problems forced his wife to work longer hours and he didn’t like being unable to completely support her financially. The bear reflected his fear of being unable to be the main bread winner in the family.

Example 4: A woman dreamed being attacked by a bear. In waking life she felt that discussing her rape made it impossible be around the people she loved.

*Please See Polar Bears.

Beavers

To dream of a beaver represents a dislike for being noticed. You or someone else may not like drawing attention to themselves or prefers to remain private.

Birds

Birds in dreams are symbols for transcendence and liberation. Escaping boundaries and limitations. A symbol for progress towards wholeness and harmony. They are your goals, aspirations, and hopes. The type and color of the bird is very important in decoding the meaning (e.g. black birds or vultures are not positive symbols).

To dream of baby birds represents the potential for transcendence and liberation. Plans or preparation for overcoming something. Being very careful as you work towards goals that give you freedom.

To see dead or dying birds represent disappointment and failures. Killing birds may reflect intentionally souring an inspiring idea or someone else’s freedom.

To dream of feeding birds represents encouragement, inspiration, or supporting the idea of trying to overcome problems. Feeding the idea of freedom or transcendence. Encouraging yourself or believing in yourself. Alternatively, consider the type of bird you are feeding. For example, crows and vultures may reflect more negative thinking or behavior being encouraged.

To dream of bird eggs represents goals, aspirations, and hopes that are developing and will take time to be realized. The opposite is true if the eggs are from a species of bird that isn’t positive.

To see a flying bird represents transcendence and liberation. A weight has been lifted off your shoulders and you are experiencing a sense of freedom.

To see a caged bird represents a desire for freedom or liberation. You feel confined and restricted in some area of your life.

To see a blue colored bird in a dream symbolizes positive transcendence over negativity. It represents the power of positive thinking, truth, and doing what you know to be right taking a more powerful role. It is also an indication of purification and resolution to conflicts in your life.

To dream of a white bird represents a wish to transcend or rise above a negative situation that is being renewed. Finally deciding to escape a bad situation after avoiding it being kept down. A white bird may also reflect a belief that escaping a bad situation is a good idea.

To dream of a red bird represents freedom or transcendence that you are aware of being negative or dangerous. Getting your freedom back through violence, fighting, or with no concern for others feelings. Possibly a reflection of attaining freedom through dishonest means or cheating others to help only yourself escape a restrictive situation. A red bird may a reflect corrupt attitude about getting ahead of others in business. A red bird may also show up in the dreams of people experiencing corruption in communist countries that allows one to get more privileges than other people by serving the state.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a white bird. In waking life he felt his life was over, but then had a powerful spiritual experience that made him want to fight his problems and overcome them.

Example 2: A very elderly woman dreamed of enjoying seeing white birds fly around her windows while being very careful not to let the birds out the door. In waking life she was enjoying thinking about what life would like after death and didn’t want to bring the topic up with her family.

Example 3: A young woman dreamed of walking into a kitchen to see a birdcage with the door wide open and bird choosing to stay inside the bird cage. In waking life she was having problems adjusting to American freedom after having come from a communist country.

*Please See Yellow Bird.

Bison

*Please See *Buffaloes*.

Black Widow

To dream of a black window represents feelings of being trapped in a sensitive, volatile, and unforgiving situation. You may feel that there will be permanent or hostile consequences that you will be powerless to stop if you make a single mistake.

Alternatively, a black window may reflect your own sensitive hostile intentions towards someone else. You may be ready to exact harsh revenge or consequences on someone else if they upset you in any way at all.

Example: A woman dreamed of having black windows under her skin. In real life she has a volatile relationship with her daughter and was ready to give her up to social services if her daughter got out of line at all. The black widows under her skin reflected how frustrated and ready she was to exact harsh punishment on her daughter at a moments notice.

*Please See *Spiders*.

Blue Jay

To see a blue jay in your dream, represents an aspect of your personality that draws attention to itself. You or someone else that is easily noticed. You may feel that people notice everything you say or do.

*Please See *Bluebirds*.

Bluebirds

To dream of a bluebird represents an aspect of your personality that is totally optimistic or

only notices the brighter side of things. An issue or situation where you don’t want to pay attention to anything being wrong.

*Please See Blue Jay.

Boa Constrictor

To dream of a boa constrictor represents feelings of being emotionally suffocated or restricted in some manner.

Example: A woman who lived in a religious community once dreamed of a white boa constrictor choking her. In real life she felt that the religious community she lived in was too conservative and was restricting her ability to enjoy herself or express her honest beliefs.

*Please See *Snakes*.

Boars

To dream of a boar represents an aspect of your personality that is noticeably resistant or difficult. An obvious display of resistance. Behavior that is intentionally disagreeable. Purposely arguing or disagreeing with others beliefs.

Alternatively, you may be experiencing difficult people or situations that aren’t interested in co-operating, embarrass you by not listening to you, or flat-out tell you that they don’t agree with you.

Bobcat

To dream of a bobcat represents an aspect of yourself that is waiting for or anticipating weakness. Patiently waiting for an enemy to turn their back or show impotence.

Buffalos

To dream of a buffalo represents procrastination. An area of your life where you or someone else doesn’t want to deal with a problem until it becomes serious.

To dream of a buffalo charging represents a serious attitude towards a neglected issue. You or someone is finally being forced to deal with a problem. Rushing something that has been put off.

To dream of a white buffalo may represent good intentions to put an issue off for later. It may also reflect an issue you’ve been procrastinating about being given extra pressure.

To dream of a black buffalo may represent something you are too concerned with procrastinating about. It may also reflect an issue you’ve been putting off because you are afraid of it.

To dream of a buffalo poop represents a problem that may have been created due to procrastinating for too long.

Example: A woman dreamed of being told that “Buffaloes are not at home in California.” In waking life she wanted to move from California to another state to change her life and felt she had been putting it off for too long.”

Bulldogs

To dream of a bulldog represents tendencies to be protective. Negatively, it may reflect an overbearing or obstructive attitude. Positively, it may reflect someone that is standing up for you.

Bulls

To dream of a bull represents an aspect of your personality that is stubborn or headstrong. You or someone else that is obstinate. An unyielding desire to have what you want and have your way.

A bull can be a sign that you are dealing with powerful instinctual urges like lust, sexual desire, or anger. A personality trait that is “bullheaded.” You may need to learn to compromise or practice restraint in a situation.

Example: A man once dreamed of an angry bull inside his house ramming his door to get outside. In real life he was attempting to endure a long cycle of sexual abstinence.

Letter C

Calf

To dream of a calf (baby cow) represents love and nurturing that is an emotional priority. Caring or nurturing that you feel is too important to ignore or let go of.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a calf. In waking life he was fantasizing about how good it felt to have his ex-girlfriend love him and take care of him. He was having difficulty letting go of her.

*Please See *Cows*.

Camels

To dream of a camel represents difficult situations that require you to do everything you can to get though them.

A camel may appear in a dream when you are confronted with people or situations that are totally uncaring and require you to do everything you can to get away from them.

Example situations that may encourage a camel dream may be leaving a partner, changing professions, or getting through a difficult financial situation.

Cardinal

To dream of a cardinal represents an awareness of being of the most important. You or someone may be noticing that they are more important or more valued than others.

Catfish

To dream of catfish represents a situation that isn’t really what you wanted or hoped it would be. Feeling good settling for less or having to accept an alternative.

Example: A woman dreamed of catfish swimming towards her. In waking life her old boss was trying to rehire her for a job she was let go from due to fraud inside the company. The catfish swimming towards her reflected her positive feelings about her old boss wanting to rehire her while also feeling that she wanted to work somewhere else.

Cats

To see a cat in your dream symbolizes an illusion. A false belief that you’ve convinced yourself is true or a need to feel good that defies objective reality. A cat reflects a belief in something that’s powerless or that you believe in without seriously questioning it.

A cat in a dream can be your need for feel good, feel loved, or feel comfortable about things that aren’t real. Something difficult for you to give it up, or can’t cope without.

Cats are often one of the worst symbols a person can dream about because the very problem they represent may be too scary for the person’s ego to accept. Something a person will easily live in denial about, or never want to sacrifice because it feels too good or safe to believe in it.

Cats are very common symbols for sexual fantasies about people you’re attracted to or that you’ve masturbated to. A cat could also symbolize an irrational belief that you can’t do something or that you aren’t good enough.

To see a black cat in a dream represents an imbalanced illusion. Something that’s impossible, excessive, or scary. When you see it in a dream it means you are out of touch with reality, or have a need to feel good that is based on a fantasy. A black cat often represents someone we have sexual fantasies about that we don’t know.

To dream of a white cat symbolizes balanced illusion. This means you false beliefs or fantasies that feel responsible. An example of an balanced illusion is fantasizing about marrying someone you have a crush on, but hardly know.

To see a dark green cat in a dream represents a selfish illusion. It reflects powerful selfish beliefs that aren’t true. An example would be a person with an irrational belief that they are so ugly that nobody would ever want to date them.

To see a blue cat in a dream represents a positive illusion. You believe in something that isn’t true, but has good intentions. False beliefs that encourage you help people, or that keep you in a very moral or positive mindset. People who believe in past lives or in the supernatural often dream of blue cats.

Examples situations that could encourage dreams of cats might be feeling sorry for yourself, or feeling sorry for others. They can also be sexual illusions you have about people you’ve fantasized about. Cats can represent things that you falsely believe that you need, thinking you are better looking than you actually are, or superstitious beliefs. Cats may also reflect delusions you have about yourself, others, or the world that gives you a false sense of power or control. Absolutely anything you believe that just isn’t true, or does nothing except make you feel good.

If a dream cat is aggressive then it suggests that you have difficulty accepting reality or being objective. Forcing yourself to believe that your goals are impossible without objectively questioning it.

If you see a house full of cats then it represents an excessive amount of illusions. You have a lot of things that you believe in that aren’t true. A sign that you may be emotionally dependent on fantasies or that you need to be a lot more objective.

If you are afraid of a cat in a dream it suggests that you have fears that are based on false assumptions. Mean vicious cats may reflect powerful illusions or fear that keep you believing something in your life is hopeless when it has never been proven. Preferring to feel good being hopeless.

*Please See *Kittens*.

*Please See *Tigers*.

*Please See *Lions*.

*Please See *Cheetahs*.

Cheetahs

To dream of a cheetah represents problems or situations that can’t be outrun. Issues that you’re forced to think about or that you can’t escape a confrontation with. It’s often a recurring issue that bothers you or that you can’t help but be reminded of.

A cheetah may appear in a dream when you are trying to move on in life and something keeps bringing you back to the problem.

*Please See *Tigers*.

*Please See *Lions*.

Chicken

To dream of a chicken represents insecurity, cowardice, or a lack of confidence. There is something that makes you insecure or unsure of yourself. You may also have a lack of willpower. Situations in waking life where you are aware of yourself being easily frightened away from something.

Chickens in a dream may be a sign that you are aware of your own fear of standing up for yourself. A fear of confronting your problems. Choosing to run away or allow others to easily scare you. Allowing yourself to believe that you don’t matter as much as other people. Allowing people to get away with intimidating you with ignorance or total arrogance. You may benefit from speaking up or trying to gather friends to take a stand with you.

Chimpanzee

To dream of a chimpanzee represents behavior that is intentionally embarrassing other people that they are not important. It may also reflect people that are purposely undermining your relevance or authority. Purposely noticing every single other thing besides what someone really wants. You or someone else that enjoys rejecting others. Spitefully withholding.

Chipmunks

To see a chipmunk in your dream represents disappointment in being unable to have your way. A chipmunk may point to a total lack of interest in something if you can’t have your way. There may be something desirable that you have a problem letting go of.

Example: A man once dreamed of a chipmunk on his wall. In real life an attractive woman he liked was leaving his workplace. The chipmunk reflected his enthusiasm about being with this woman and the total lack of interest in going to work if she wasn’t going to be there anymore.

Cobras

To dream of a cobra symbolizes emotional hypnosis. You are “dancing to the tune” of another person or situation in your life. A cobra is a sign that you have allowed a fear or other issue to totally control your decisions and are too accepting of it.

Cocker Spaniel

To dream of a cocker spaniel represents emotional protection through friendliness or companionship. Liking people and wanting to spend time with them. Keeping yourself safe by being with others or being part of a group. Trying your best to be likable.

Cougars

To dream of a cougar represents intuitive aggression, ambition, or doing everything you can to realize a goals.

It’s awareness, keen perception, paying very close attention to someone or something in your waking life. Often something or someone you don’t trust. You may also be observing or hunting for weakness before you make a move.

Cows

To dream of a cow symbolizes mothering, nurturing feelings, or a desire to be cared for. It can also reflect your nurturing instincts or mothering of others.

To dream of a a red cow may represent dependency issues with someone who makes you feel good or that cares about you. You may have “mommy” issues.

To dream of a brown cow represents feelings of being nurturing to relief yourself of a problem. Help, love, and concern for your wellbeing that helps to solves or heal problems. Feelings that some is so amazing they care about everything you are feeling in a way that remove a problem.

Coyotes

To dream of a coyote represents feelings about a person or situation that you feel is cold-hearted. Someone that you feel is cruel, selfish, uncaring, or heartless. Taking or being mean and then moving on as though it doesn’t matter. Insensitivity that doesn’ even care about what it did.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing baby coyotes grow into adults. In waking life she overheard a woman saying that wished her boyfriend would dump his kid so she could have him all to herself. The coyote reflected the discussion of selfish abandonment of children that the woman was overhearing.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of staring at a coyote. In waking life she witnessed a vicious argument on the Internet where one person said things that she thought were extremely cruel and ignorant. This person never returned to the message board where the argument took place after making her final comments. The coyote in her dream reflected the casual attitude with which the cruel remarks were made.

Crabs

To dream of a crab represents am irritable or pessimistic attitude. A “crabby” personality. You or someone else that is in bad mood or talking down about everything.

Crawfish

To dream of crawfish represents tenacity or determination.

Crocodiles

*Please See *Alligators*.

Crows

To see dream of a crow represents lingering unpleasantness or annoyances. An obnoxious person or situation that gets on your nerves or won’t go away.

A crow is a sign that you are experiencing unwanted changes, bad news, difficult endings, hardship, or situations and people that won’t go away.

Example situations that might bring on a dream of a crow may be a difficult divorce, a death of a loved one, or being forced to be around a someone that you can’t stand. One man dreamed of a crow when he was fighting an drug craving.

Letter D

Dalmatians

To dream of a Dalmatian represents agreeableness, people pleasing, or doing everything you can to keep someone happy.

Positively, it can reflect supportive behavior, or attempts to get along well with others. Negatively, it may represent a tendency to overlook your own feelings to care about the needs of others. You may resent people or feel like a doormat.

Deer

To dream of a deer represents an aspect of your personality that is unaware or niave. A deer may also reflect how you are unprepared for a problem. You might be “too nice” about something or aren’t being savy enough.

A deer is a sign that you need to become better informed or that you don’t realize a potential danger. A deer also reflects innocence, gullibility, or vulnerability to aggression from others. You are too open to being victimized.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a deer eating grass. In waking life he had been warned about a coming disaster and ignored it.

Doberman Pinscher

To dream of a doberman pinscher represents self-protection that is intentionally mean or negative. Yelling at someone or calling someone names while intending to hurt them. Being agressive towards someone until they give up or go away.

Dogs

To dream of a dog represents emotional protection.

The type, size, and color of the dog all reflect how you choose to protect yourself from difficult emotions or confront problems.

Positively, a dog reflects emotional self-defense. How you choose to confront a negative situation while keeping confident. Something you can rely on in yourself or in others to protect you or keep problems at bay. Repeating something to yourself to help fend off fear, jealousy, or other people’s harsh words. An emotional barrier you put up to protect yourself.

Negatively, a dog reflects loss of self-control over instincts and urges. Powerful sexual urges or vicious anger towards another person.

To dream of an angry dog almost always represents anger and viciousness towards other people. It may also reflect a loss of your temper.

A dog on a leash represents self-control or keeping your instincts and urges in check.

To dream of a dead or dying dog may represent giving up. You may have lost something that gives you confidence or makes you feel safe.

Example: A man once dreamed of dog being delivered to him in a basket. In real life he was facing serious financial trouble and had just thought up a plan to get out of it. The dog reflected how his plans gave him the confidence to stand up to his problem.

Example 2: A person once dreamed of seeing a black angry dog growling at them. In real life they were talking about someone they didn’t like in a very angry vicious way.

*Please See *Puppy*.

*Please See *Pitbulls*.

*Please See Dog Poop.

*Please See Great Danes.

*Please See *Dalmatians*.

*Please See Dog Food.

Dolphins

To dream of a dolphin represents trustworthiness and social altruism. People or situations that you trust to be honest, to protect you, or to take you in the right direction. Dolphins may also represent bonding well with others or a selfless concern for others well-being. A dolphin may reflect people with similar beliefs or goals.

To dream of riding a dolphin represents optimism and getting along well with others. It may also represent your selfless concern for others or a strong sense of trust that others have in you.

To dream of a dolphin dying represents lost connections with people we liked or trusted.

Donkey

To dream of a donkey represents an aspect of your personality that is subordinate or in a lowly position. It may reflect your feelings about having to do whatever your told, never having opportunities of your own, or being underappreciated. You may feel that you have been overlooked in some manner. You may feel like a loser.

Doves

To dream of a dove represents peace or resolution of conflict. Doves may be a sign that you’ve come to terms with your past, with people you’re fighting with, or that you’re moving on. You may be experiencing a fresh start or a new beginning.

Ducks

To dream of a duck represents you or someone else in waking life that is aware of everything happening around them. Positively, ducks may reflect preparedness and savviness. Being shrewdly informed or having inside information. Feeling that is easy to adapt or get away with something.

Negatively, a duck may represent gossip or talking about other people behind their backs. An annoying “twirp” in your life that won’t go away or that you feel always gets away with something negative. It may also be a sign that you don’t like being as informed as you are.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing ducks in her backyard under a tree. In waking she was deeply concerned about being ready for the end of the world. The ducks in the backyard reflected her feelings about herself being more informed than others about global events and the potential for apocalyptic events while also feeling that she couldn’t do much about it.

Letter E

Eagles

To dream of an eagle represents your sense of pride and self-determination. An area of your life that makes you feel powerful, free, accomplished, or gives you some level of independence.

To see an angry or evil eagle in a dream represents an attack on your pride or independence. You don’t like to compromise and something in your life may be embarrassing you or making you feel less powerful, free, or in control.

Example: A Christian girl dreamed of being attacked by an eagle. In real life her mother was criticizing her religious beliefs and wanted to her to change them. The attacking eagle reflected the pride she had for her beliefs being under attack.

Elephants

To dream of an elephant represents sensitivity or issues that makes you very upset when confronted. An elephant may reflect things that hurt your feelings, things that easily anger you, or something that might make you cry.

Example: A man once dreamed of a stampeding elephant. In real life she was dealing with the sudden loss of his girlfriend.

Letter F

Feathers

To dream of a feather symbolizes inspiration or your potential. Beliefs that uplift you, make you desire freedom, or interest you in wanting to do something amazing. You may be amazed at what someone else has achieved or want to follow in their footsteps. Knowing you can do something if you want to.

Consider the color and type of bird for additional symbolism. Blue feathers would represent positve inspiration. Red feathers represent negative inspiration or realizing your potential to be deceptive or angry.

Refer to the themes section for color for a more in depth look at color symbolism.

Ferret

To dream of a ferret represents you or someone else that is noticing what everyone else is doing before doing anything yourself. Seeing what happens before doing anything serious.

Negatively, a ferret may reflect your suspicion or distrust of others.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing a ferret. In waking life she wanted to merge families with her new boyfriend by making all the children live under one roof. However, she wasn’t confident about making such a move so soon and wanted to see how the relationship would work out first.

Fish

To dream of fish represents unconscious thoughts or unconscious truths. Things you may notice about yourself or your life, but don’t fully understand. Being aware of something you can’t fully grasp. A subtle awareness.

Positively, fish may reflect valuable insights. Learning new things about yourself or that were previously difficult to grasp.

Negatively, fish reflects emotional problems or negative emotions that you notice yourself having, but are refusing to take serious. You may be aware that you have a problem, but don’t understand the underlying issues that created it. Insights that elude you. It may also reflect problems that are out in the open, but nobody wants to talk about.

People undergoing therapy or powerful personal growth often dream of fish swimming below the surface of the water to symbolize new insights about themselves that they are trying to discover.

The size of a dream fish reflects how significant or important an issue is. A big fish represents something you know is important, but don’t understand. A small fish may reflect a small problem that you have difficulty understanding.

Blue fish are positive thoughts, red fish are dangerous, ill-intentioned, or arrogant thoughts. Dark green fish are selfish thoughts. Orange fish are issues that hold a heavy influence over your current choices.

Yellow fish reflect subtle awareness with issues that you notice keep manifesting in your waking life. Something you can’t help but notice.

To dream of catching a fish symbolizes gaining insight or new understanding. Learning something about yourself or how a difficult problem works.

To dream dead fish represents things you were subtly noticing that are no longer being paid attention to. Problems you were subtly noticing that are no longer important or stopped.

To dream of eating fish represents total confidence that an issue has been put to rest. You know that something will never be a problem again. It may also reflect a problem you recently discovered being solved permanently.

To dream of a flying fish represents issues you don’t understand completely, but want to be involved with. Positively, it may reflect inexperience combined with eagerness. Negatively, it may be a sign that you moving too fast with something or need to spend more time learning before making a serious commitment.

To dream of a school of fish represents complicated or multi-facted issues that you are aware off , but don’t want to openly discuss. It may also reflect a higher than normal degree of awareness of your problems that you lack clarity about. A multi-faceted problem that you are having issues getting insight into. Alternatively, a school of fish may reflect conformist behavior or group thinkin

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a big dark green fish swimming though the air and bumping into him. In waking life he was noticing himself repeatedly considering suicide even though he had no idea about how to do it successfully.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of having a fish thrown at her. In waking life a man she was dating accidentally told her that he loved her while he was drunk, but then was too embarrassed to openly discuss the situation. The fish being thrown at her reflected the uncomfortable manner in which the man’s true feelings were revealed left undiscussed, but fully noticed.

*Please See *Goldfish*.

Flamingos

To dream of a flamingo represents flamboyency, an audacious display, or colorful showiness. You or someone may be making a spectacle of themselves or are very interested in being noticed.

Foxes

To dream of a fox represents cleverness, cunningness, being sly, or attempts to outsmart someone. A fox may also reflect good survival instincts.

Negatively, a fox may reflect deception, trickery, or feeling that you have to lie to and do something behind their back in stealth.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing an injured bleeding fox. In waking life her past actions has been discovered where she outsmarted someone by lying to them and doing something behind their back.

Frogs

To dream of a frog represents situations in your life that don’t work out.

Relationships or situations that failed or don’t happen as you expected them to.

Black frogs reflect failures that instill fear in you or that you have a lot of difficulty getting over.

Light brown frogs reflect failure for things you desire and don’t believe you can ever have. You may also be wasting your time and resources trying to fix failures or change the past.

Example: A woman once dreamed of frogs in the her backyard while she was spending a lot of time thinking about a number of her failed relationships.

Letter G

Gazelles

To dream of a gazelle represents avoidance of danger. You or someone else is doing everything they can to avoid trouble.

German Shepherd

To dream of a German Shepherd represents protective attentiveness. Staying on top of things by being alert and making careful observations.

To dream of being bite by a German Shepard represents a person or situation that forces you to pay more attention.

Giraffes

To dream of a giraffe represents arrogance, conceit, or believing that you are above others. You or someone else that is seeing themselves as being more important than others. An issue where you think higher of yourself all the time.

Example: A young woman once dreamed of a giraffe peering into a house that she an her crush were in. In real life she believed that she was the only one that was good enough to be with her crush.

Goats

To dream of a goat represents persistence, relentlessness, or an unwillingness to give up. A goat in a dream may reflect you or someone else that is obsessed with something or is unwilling to give up. Goats may also reflect people or situations that seem adjust or adapt to everything you do.

Goats are often depicted in satanic images to reflect the relentless nature of negativity.

Goldfish

To dream of goldfish represents inaction. Issues that you can’t do anything about or that you are unwilling to change. Something you think about a lot, but have no interest in pursuing or confronting.

Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a goldfish in a fishbowl. In real life he was spending a lot of time thinking about a special treatment for a health problem he had, but wasn’t bothering to do anything to pursue the treatment.

Goose

To dream of a goose represents feelings about yourself or someone who never thinks they are wrong no matter what. Persistently noticing one’s self as being too important. You or someone else that feels that they always have to come first because they are too important. An assumption of automatic importance or needing to be a priority. Total disregard for anything that isn’t respecting you first. Ignoring anything that doesn’t think you’re not the most important. Believing that all decisions are unimportant if they don’t benefit you first.

Negatively, a goose may reflect complete disregard for someone else’s feelings or wishes because you have to be more important. Always having to appear being right even if it hurts or costs others. Lying to others to maintain appearances of being more important. It may also reflect you or someone else that is embarrassing themselves forcing their “importantness” on others when it’s undeserved. Self-regard that is overbearing or dangerous. Keeping people forced to listening to you no matter how ridiculous it becomes.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing his son trying to catch a goose. In waking life he didn’t want his son moving out because he felt he’d lose control of him. He was lying to his son about all the chores that needed be done first to fix the property up in order to sell it and allow his son to move when in truth he had no intentions of ever selling or moving. The goose reflected the perpetual state of cleaning and chores the father was using to always appear too important to have to sell the homes and let the son go.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing a goose chasing a cat. In waking life she was using sex to control her husband. The goose reflected how she was making herself always too important because sex was a possibility if he was doing what he was told.

Gorillas

To dream of a gorilla represents an aspect of your personality that is outrageous or “over the top.” Very powerful irrational thoughts. A sign that you need to be a lot more objective o realistic.

Example: A man once dreamed of gorilla in a business suit. In real life he was a conspiracy theorist who was writing a book about his theories. The gorilla in the business suit reflects how organized he is about the outrageous claims he was making.

Example 2: A man once dreamed of seeing a gorilla looking up at the sky with awe and wonder. In real life he had been looking up at the sky at night believing aliens were coming.

Great Danes

To dream of a great dane represents a sense of unquestioned power. Issues that may make people respect you without question, or give you want you want assuming you deserve it.

Example: A woman once dreamed of a great dane. In real life she had a partner in the armed forces who was on leave. The great dane reflected the unquestioned respect and understanding she would get from people when she mentioned it to them.

Greyhounds

To dream of a greyhound dog represents emotional protection that is obsessed with goals or final outcomes. Doing everything you can to get what you want.

Example: A young girl dreamed of having a greyhound run up to her. In waking life she was talking to people about her family problems who were doing every single thing they could to help her or offer good advice.

Groundhogs

To dream of a groundhog represents you or someone else that avoids doing others a favor at all costs. You may be avoiding speaking to people or always trying to leave when you turn comes up. Always looking for a way out of something.

Letter H

Hamsters

To dream of a hamster represents a sensitive situation or problem that is easily aggravated. A hamster maybe a sign that you need to leave something alone or being very careful how you handle something.

Hippopotamus

To dream of a hippopotamus represents unfriendliness, or standoffishness. Feeling that someone doesn’t like you. You may be experiencing people or situations that are cold, distant, temperamental, or difficult to approach. A hippo may also reflect trouble co-operating or an inability to get help. Crankiness.

A hippopotamus may also represent your own unfriendliness or disinterest in co-operating with others. A hippo could reflect behavior that is noticeably uninterested in the success or well-being of others.

Example: A young man dreamed of hippos in a river. In real life he was experiencing hostile people in the work place and feared losing his job.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of a hippo being her friend. In waking life she was being very standoffish with doctors as she tried to find a solution to her cancer. The friendly hippo reflected her disagreeableness that was helping her since she knew she was right and refused to take no for an answer.

Example 3: A man dreamed of fearing a hippo coming out of the water to eat him. In waking life he was a webmaster experiencing traffic losses from google to his website and was afraid that if he made any changes to his website that google would penalize his site with even more traffic losses.

Hog

*Please See *Pigs*.

*Please See *Boars*.

Horses

To dream of a horse represents ambition and strong drives. It points to stamina, endurance, or capacity for hard work. Horses can also represent sexual drive and libido.

A white horse symbolizes ambition or a drive to succeed based on good intentions. Self-control, and balanced views as you pursue a goal.

A black horse is a sign that you may be too focused on a goal or too sexually driven.

A brown horse (dark brown) symbolizes defiant ambition and driving forces. You are highly motivated and resistant to obstacles. You may be shedding problems or “dead weight” as you work towards a goal.

Horses often appear in dreams of people who work very hard, students that are very driven, people with very strong sexual interests, or anyone who is very motivated.

Example 1: A young student dreamed of crying while seeing her fellow students playing with horses. In real life she was failing a class at school and noticing her friends doing very well in it. The horses reflected the drive to succeed in school.

Example 2: A newly wed woman dreamed of her horse being mated with in the stable. In real life she had just consummated her marriage. The horses reflected the the sex drive of her and her husband.

Hyenas

To dream of a hyena represents ridicule.

Letter J

Jaguar

To dream of a jaguar represents you or someone else that is intelligently noticing everything single little thing.

Jellyfish

To dream of jellyfish represents hidden hostility or beautiful situations that are overshadowed by a harsh reality. Jellyfish reflect issues that have allure, but cause you a lot of pain when you get too close to them.

A jellyfish could be an interesting person or situation that embarrasses you, scares you, or hurts your feelings when you get close to them. A jellyfish may also reflect rejection. A jellyfish indicates feelings of inadequacy, uncertainty and a lack of self-esteem. There may be some situation in which you are unable to assert yourself.

Example: A woman once dreamed of being stung by a jellyfish. In real life she was having trouble planning a wedding all by herself because everyone she knew lived in another state. The jellyfish represented the beautiful idea of a wedding combined with the painful realization that nobody cared enough to help her plan it.

Letter K

Kangaroo

To dream of a kangaroo represents an aspect of yourself that is doing the best it can to get a situation over with. It reflects a situation where you or someone else has to do something the hard way. Doing something one step at time or “getting there one inch at a time.” Doing the best you can with what you have.

Positively, a kangaroo may represent a strong belief in yourself that is helping you get through a difficulty. A persistent belief that “keeping on” is important.

Negatively, a kangaroo may reflect a troublesome situation that requires you to struggle through it one step at a time.

To dream of being chased by a kangaroo may represent a wish to avoid having to do something the hard way. Not wanting to take the long route in a situation. Doing everything you can to avoid facing a more difficult method of dealing with something. Avoiding a protracted dilemma, or needless difficulty.

To dream of a sick kangaroo may represent your will to win or keep going that is negatively effected. Having trouble believing in yourself.

*Please See *Wallaby*.

Killer Whales

To dream of a killer whale represents overoptimism. Situations where you overestimated how wonderful or positive something is. Killer whales may also reflect fear for things that you initially viewed as positive. A killer whale may be a sign that you that you are in denial or overconfident.

Example: A woman once dreamt of standing in front a killer whale. In real life she was close to getting married. The killer whale reflected how wonderful the idea of getting married and the fear she felt when it time to actually do it.

Example 2: A young man dreamed of seeing a killer whale. In waking life he was considing telling a girl how he really felt. The killer whale represented how good it felt to think about telling her his true feelings and the terror he felt when he was about do it for real.

*Please See *Whales*.

Kittens

To dream of a kitten represents a powerful need to feel good in an nonobjective manner or to choose to believe in a lie. A kitten may also reflects illusions or false hope you don’t want to let go of.

A kitten may reflect a failed relationship that you keep telling yourself will work out, fantasies of grandeur, or doing everything you can to avoid accepting a harsh truth or difficult situation.

A kitten is a sign that you need to be a lot more objective, honest with yourself, or that you dependent on things that can’t be proved.

To dream of saving a kitten represents your attempt to protect false hope at all costs. It may also represent your attempt to avoid facing reality or the hard truth at all costs because it won’t feel good.

Example: A new mother dreamed of starving kittens. In waking life she was overly concerned about not nursing her new baby enough. The starving kittens represented her illusions about her baby being deprived if she didn’t worry all the time about nursing it enough.

*Please See *Cats*.

Koala Bears

To dream of a koala bear represents a wish to be affectionate. Wanting to hug, kiss, or snuggle with someone.

Letter L

Lamb

To dream of a lamb (baby sheep) represents an aspect of your personality that is vulnerable, impressionable, or easily controlled. A lamb may also reflect your view of another person that you think is easy to lead or control.

Alternatively, a lamb may be a sign that you are too concerned with conforming to others rules. You are going out of your way to make sure you are conforming.

*Please See Sheep.

Lemmings

To dream of a lemming represents decisions based solely on what other people are doing. It may also reflect blind trust or poor assumptions. A lemming may be a sign that you should think for yourself. It may also indicate that you should spend more time considering a risk you are taking.

Lions

To dream of lions represents a need to control or dominate others. Either your own need to control others, or your projection of other people who you feel want to control you.

Positively, a lion may represent leadership.

Lobsters

To dream of a lobster represents a difficulty in freeing yourself from a problem.

Lynx

To dream of a lynx represents feelings about issues that don’t scare you or feel threatening until they are close at hand. Feeling that something is weak or impotent from afar, but deadly serious when you approach it. Feeling total emptiness from someone or something after first believing it to be gentle or easy. A dangerous threat with a docile appearance on the surface.

Negatively, a lynx may reflect a major oversight or embarrassment about a serious underestimation you’ve made. Feeling that a situation you first believed you could easily talk your way out of has become very serious or dangerous.

Example: The artist Peter Birkhouser’s last dream painting before he died was of a giant black lynx standing over top of him, too big to do anything about. The dream was most likely a reflection of the artists fear of death or going to hell. The lynx may have reflected his feelings about death being something you don’t worry about until it’s too close. Alternatively, the lynx may have reflected his feeling about having completely underestimated the seriousness of his health problems.

*Please See Bobcat.

Letter M

Mammoth

To dream of a mammoth represents feeling that something is bigger than you are.

Monkey

To dream of a monkey represents an aspect of your personality that is arrogantly spiteful. You or someone else that uses jealousy or embarrassment to mock someone else. A conscious attempt to embarrass someone.

Dreaming of a monkey may reflect arrogant people or situations that seem to make a mockery of you. It may also reflect your own attempt to make a fool out of someone.

Example: A man once dreamed of monkeys climbing the top of a large trunk with all the branches cut off. In real life he was dealing with a jealous coworker who was constantly embarrassing him by rejecting all his requests as he got close to solving a difficult problem.

Mongoose

To dream of a mongoose represents you or someone else that always ends up first. Surprising others that you can’t lose or never have less them others. Always “one upping” someone else. A feeling that someone or something is so incredible it can’t ever fail.

Moose

To dream of a moose represents issues you want left alone. Not wanting to have something about you noticed at all. Becoming noticeably hostile when forced to confront an issue you are very sensitive about.

Negatively, a moose may reflect lashing out or attacking others when you feel threatened or cornered. A lack of confrontation until something gets to close or too personal.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a moose. In waking life he had an illness caused hair loss for which he wore a hat. He was very insecure about this and become very hostile to someone that wanted him to take his hat off.

Mouse

To dream of a mouse represents a problem or annoyance. A situation that irritates you that it won’t go away. Something you don’t like having to notice.

To dream of catching a mouse represents a solution to a problem. You don’t have to notice something you don’t like anymore.

To dream of a white mouse represents problems or annoyances that are being fixed. Alternatively, a white mouse may reflect an annoying person or situation with good intentions that is getting on your nerves.

Letter O

Octopus

To dream of octopus represents an aspect of yourself that is possessive or clingy. A person or situation that has multiple ways to hold or influence you. It may also reflect your own need to control a person or situation in multiple ways. You or someone else that wants to control every little thing another person does. Over-mothering.

Positively, an octupus may reflect multiple ways to hold and connect.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing an octopus. In waking life he was thinking about his ex-girlfriend who was very needy and possessive. The octopus reflected how his ex used to want control over ever single thing he did.

Example 2: A young woman dreamed of climbing an octopus mountain. In waking life she was trying her hardest to overcome her powerful jealousy of her boyfriend being around other girls when he went on vacation. The octopus mountain reflected how hard it was for her to resist the need to know everything about her boyfriend at all times.

Example 3: A young child dreamed of their mother turning into a black octopus. In waking life they felt that their mother was too controlling and involved in every aspect of their lives.

Orca Whale

*Please See Killer Whales.

Ostrich

To dream of an ostrich represents issues you don’t want to face, are in denial about, or don’t want to accept. Alternatively, an ostrich may reflect a situation that you notice never “takes off” or never happens.

Example: A woman dreamed of an ostrich walking near her. In waking life she was having a very hard time getting over a guy she liked. The ostrich reflected her awareness of her desired relationship with the guy never happening despire numerous encounters.

Otters

To dream of an otter represents behavior that is concerned about being effortlessly prepared. Always being ready for any difficulties you cross. It may also reflect a need to prove yourself or embarrass someone else that you are more than capable of handling yourself.

Otters are common symbols for expecting parents to reflect their wish to be totally prepared for their new child.

Owl

To dream of an owl symbolizes wisdom, wise choices, or good advice. Unusual powers of discernment. Deciphering mysteries.

Any information or insight you can gain from the owl will probably involve the answer to solving a problem.

Oysters

To dream of an oyster represents a person or situation in waking life that does everything it can to never let you have what you want. Jealous obstruction or someone who is intentionally keeping you away from something once you get too close to it. Being teased with desire or opportunity.

To dream of eating oysters may reflect satisfaction with yourself overcoming a situation that has teased you. Overcoming a challenge that has consistently kept you away from it. Losing your jealousy or desire for good.

Eating oysters may appear in a dream after having sex with someone who denied it for a long time or after a difficult business opportunity is realized.

Ox

To dream of an ox represents an aspect of yourself this noticeably powerful. You or someone else that is excuding power. Power that is obvious. Seeing someone else displaying their power or noticing yoursef displaying it to others. Being confident that you have power.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing an ox’s skull. In waking life he lost a position of high status.

Letter P

Panda Bears

To dream of a panda bear represents solitary behavior or not wanting to interact with other people. A panda suggests a you have a desire to be alone or are being anti-social.

A panda is a sign that you need to try harder to interact or include others in your life.

Example: A man dreamed of a panda bear trying to get in his front door. In waking life he was telling himself that he never wanted to have a girlfriend ever again.

Panthers

To see a panther in a dream represents vindictiveness or unrelenting scrutiny. A panther may symbolize your feelings about a person or situation that makes you feel like it’s scrutinizing or being critical of everything little thing you do.

Alternatively, a panther may reflect you or someone else that is actively seeking revenge or to subvert other person whom you never want to see rise or succeed. A panther can symbolize your feelings about an enemy or person you don’t trust.

Example: A man once dreamed of panther off in the distance. In real life he was facing the possibility of having to get welfare. Eligibility for welfare required allowing the welfare office total access to all his financial activity while requiring total compliance with very demeaning rules.

Parrots

To dream of a parrot represents repeating what you’ve heard to others.

Blue parrots may represent repeating positive information. Red parrots represent repeating negative information or lying about recalled information.

Green parrots may reflect selfish intentions as you repeat information to others. Jealousy, greed, or arrogance is a driving factor. It may also reflect advice on money that you are repeating.

Peacocks

To dream of a peacock represents showiness, or showing off. You may be trying to get attention, or want to be noticed. A peacock is a metaphor for “all eyes on you.”

A peacock may be a sign that you have too much pride, confidence, or vanity in some area of your life. It may also reflect arrogance.

To dream of a peacock with red eyes represents an excessive or imbalanced need to gain attention, or show off.

Penguins

To dream of a penguin represents an aspect of yourself that is noticeably harmless or powerless. You or someone else that is perceived to be non-threatening. You or someone else may want others to notice how positive, honest, or harmless they are.

To dream of an angry penguin may symbolize you or someone else that is frustrated with people walking all over them or taking advantage of their good nature.

A penguin may be a sign that you or someone else wants more acceptance, acknowledgment, or compassion from others. A penguin may also reflect a wish to defuse others view of you as a threat.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing penguins playing in the air. In real life he felt co-workers saw him as an easy target to get fired to save their own jobs. The penguins reflected his feelings about himself being a pushover.

Pet Food

To see or buy pet food in a dream reflects an aspect of your personality that is being encouraged or “fed.” Negatively, it may point to an emotional issue that is being exacerbated.

Refer to the themes section for animals for a more in depth look at animal symbolism.

*Please See *Cats*.

*Please See *Dogs*.

Pets

To dream of a pet represents some aspect of yourself that has to be maintained or cared for. A person or situation that you feel responsible for or that you feel good caring for. A pet may also reflect good cause that you are managing.

Negatively, a pet may represent a bad habit that you are using for the purpose of manipulating a person or situation. Purposely caring about a person or bad habit for no other reason other than to feel good about yourself.

Alternatively, a pet may reflect a habit or defense mechanism that you are using to feel good with.

To dream of a neglected or starving pet may represent a part of yourself or area of your life that you feel is nonfunctional, wounded, or neglected.

Consider the animal for additional meaning.

Example: A woman dreamed of having a pet lion. In waking life she was having an extramarital relationship with a very dominating man who sometimes had to be financially looked after.

*Please See *Dogs*.

*Please See *Cats*.

*Please See Guinea Pigs.

Pigs

To dream of a pig represents selfish thoughts and overindulgence. Being greedy, selfish, and insensitive to others. You are preoccupied with your own pleasure and gain. Arrogance.

Pigeons

To dream of pigeons represents blind affection. A strong desire to care for something or someone that doesn’t care about you.

Example: A young man once dreamed of being attacked by pigeons. In real life he was having very strong feelings for a girl that didn’t return his affection.

Piranhas

To dream of a piranha represents an issue or problem that “eats away” or destroys everything it’s exposed to. People or situations that could ruin or negatively influence all that you have. Areas of your life that may be totally lost because of a single failure or embarrassment.

Example: A woman once dreamed of a piranha trying to eat her. In real life she feared embarrassing information being revealed about her that could destroy her relationship and the life she’d built around it.

Pitbulls

To dream of a pitbull represents emotional protection that is projecting a sense of danger for any misgivings. A strong show of assertiveness to keep others in line. Making boundaries and the consequences of violating those boundaries very clear. A constant sense that “if you f*ck with me I will kick your ass.” Making it understood that jealousy will never be tolerated and embarrassment will occur if someone doesn’t listen to you.

Negatively, a pitbull may reflect tendencies to be overprotective. It my also represent your feelings about someone who you feel is more powerful than they are intelligent. Alternatively, it may reflect your own arrogance that keeps others feeling threatened to keep them in line.

Polar Bears

To dream of a polar bear represents an aspect of yourself that defies adversity. A polar bear may reflect fearlessness or never giving in to problems. It may also represent a person in your life that can always be depended on to do the right thing. A symbol for compromising nothing to negativity.

Pony

To dream of a pony represents playfulness or a sportive attitude. Areas of your life that you wish to indulge or explore without serious commitments.

Alternatively, it may symbolize your unexplored, underdeveloped, or undisciplined power.

Negatively, a pony may represent an unwillingness to do everything necessary to achieve goals. You want the fun and luxury without the work or commitment. It may also reflect an inability to find the inspiration for a serious commitment.

Porcupine

To dream of a possum represents a person or situation in your life where someone is fully aware of what they are doing is wrong and not caring about it. Disgusting dishonesty or arrogance. Behavior that is terrible and comfortable with it. A possum may reflect people who are so terrible that know you need something and use it to get more from you.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing possums in his backyard. In waking life his father had promised him $200,000 when a home was sold so he could start a new life with a new business that was taking off. The father promised this because the son paid off all the mortgages and property taxes for 10 years.

He noticed his father doing everything he could to avoid paying the money with delays and excuses because he never really wanted to pay his son at all. The man felt his father was jealous of his new business allowing him have a life that didn’t require paying all his father’s bills anymore. The father was planing on threatening to retire as soon as his new business took off so he could never stop using him.

Possum / Opossum

To dream of a possum represents pretending to be weak or impotent. “Playing dead” or not wanting to do something until a perceived threat is gone.

Puppy

To dream of a puppy represents emotional protection that is constant. Doing everything you can to defend yourself or believe in yourself. It may also reflect how wonderful it feels to always be able to use something to face a problem.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a puppy. In waking life he was facing financial ruin and only had a hobby he loved left as a way to make money. The puppy reflected how he constantly used his hobby to believe in himself.

*Please See Dogs.

Letter R

Rabbits

To dream of a rabbit represents timidness or being easily intimidated. It may also reflect shyness.

Raccoons

To dream of a raccoon represents an aspect of your personality that is aware of its unsavoury behavior. You or someone else that is aware of how dishonest or underhanded they are, but doesn’t feel there is anything wrong with it. Knowing that you are acting negative and not feeling there is anything wrong with it. Being negative out in the open or not being concerned with hiding your bad intentions.

Raccoons are often symbols that appear when we are focusing on other people’s negativity, taking behind people’s backs, or totally at ease with lying or cheating. A raccoon may also reflect a “player” in your life.

Example: A girl dreamed of seeing raccoons while walking with a guy she liked. In real life she felt this guy was “playing” her as he seemed to flirt with other girls as well. The raccoons reflecting her view of this guy being aware of his dishonest flirting.

Rats

To dream of a rat represents underhanded behavior, people, or situations. Rats reflect lying, cheating, stealing, or backstabbing other people.

You may be hiding something from others, or having a problem trusting someone.

To dream of a blue rat represents people or situations that can’t trusted that are working hard to earn trust.

To dream of a white rat may represent deceptive or underhanded behavior that is for a good purpose. Lying or cheating for a good cause.

Example: A woman dreamed of a blue rat. In real life her boyfriend had cheated on her and was trying very hard to earn back her trust.

Example 2: Women often dream of seeing their husbands turn into rats when they are unhappy with their marriages. Most likely a reflection of their feelings about their husbands lying or cheating behind their backs.

Rattlesnakes

To dream of a rattlesnake represents people or situations that warn you about unpleasant consequences if you don’t co-operate. It could also represent your attempt to threaten someone else with an undesirable course of action if they continue doing something you don’t like.

Example: A woman dreamed of a rattlesnake when she was receiving threats from lawyers about losing custody of her child.

*Please See *Snakes*.

Reindeer

To dream of a reindeer represents anger or aggression in response to pointing out a weakness. You or someone else that is agitated or irritable when told about something they are doing that is impotent or weak.

Reptiles

To see a reptile or lizard in your dream symbolizes fear. Either a fear you have or a fear you are projecting to someone else.

Example: A man dreamed of being reborn as a reptile. In waking life he as just recovered from a dangerous experiment with mind altering substances. After the dangerous experiment he realized he was scaring his friends and family all the time when he discussed it. The rebirth as a reptile reflected the dramatic change in how he was perceived by others as his new reputation instilled fear in the people that cared about him.

*Please See *Dragons*.

*Please See *Dinosaur*.

*Please See *Alligators*.

Rhinoceros

To dream of a rhinoceros represents pushiness or forcefulness.

To dream of a white rhino may reflect pushiness or forcefulness that has good intentions. Examples may be doctors forcing you take drugs or parents forcing you to do something.

Robins

To dream of robins represents sacrificing everything to do what you want. Not allowing obstacles to get in the way of goals.

Letter S

Salamander

To dream of a salamander represents you or someone else that wishes to avoid being noticed. You may might have a problem or personal issue you are trying very hard to keep a secret.

Example: A man dreamed of scary salamanders. In waking life he was dealing with a very embarrassing health problem that was making his eyebrow fall out. He was wearing hoods in public avoid embarrassment.

Salmon

To see a salmon in your dream, represents determination, adamancy, and strength of character. Doing whatever it takes to achieve success.

Sea Turtle

To dream of a sea turtle represents an aspect of yourself that doesn’t want interference at all. Not wanting anyone getting in your way, telling you that you’re wrong, or stopping you from completely having your way.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing an injured sea turtle. In waking life he was a spiritual lecturer that made a claim about the future that embarrassed him. The injured sea turtle represented the man’s wish to always be respected while leading others that was compromised because people kept reminding him of his miscalculation about the future.

Seals

To dream of seals represents guile or aspects of your personality that lead you astray. Situations that consistently cheat you or lure you in the wrong direction.

Example: A woman dreamed of a scary looking seal. In real life she feared marriage because she believed it might ruin her career and take away her happiness. The seal reflected her belief that marriage lures you with desire and then makes you unhappy with children.

Sharks

To dream of sharks represents terrifying vulnerabilities or feelings of impending doom. You may feel like you can’t do anything accept wait for a negative event to slowly ruin you. Feeling very nervous about an outcome that feels dangerous or inevitable. Sharks are symbols that often appear when people are having very difficult life situations where they fear terrible consequences, are having doubts, feel that a problem is leading straight to failure while they can do nothing about it. “Troubled waters” in your life or expecting the worst. A wish to avoid a problem or confrontation at all costs. A sign that you are too hesitant or quiet about your problems.

Alternatively, sharks may also represent people or situations that you perceive to be relentless, or that have no remorse. It may also represent your own drive to “have it all” at any cost.

To dream of riding on top of a shark may symbolize a remorseless person or situation that is helping you.

To dream of being a shark symbolizes your own uncaring drive to achieve. There is some area of your life where you have no remorse.

To dream of a dead shark represents terrifying vulnerabilities that have passed or come to an end. It may also reflect an un-relentless enemy failing. Alternatively, a dead shark may reflect your own unstoppable ambitions losing interest or being embarrassed into having to stop driven to destroy someone.

Examples: A young man dreamed of a shark swimming around him. In real life he had an illness that he felt was going to slowly destroy his life.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of riding on top of a shark. In real life she was in a divorce and in frequent contact with her lawyer who was trying to help her screw her husband over and “get it all.”

Example 3: A young man dreamed of a shark off swimming closer to him. In real life he was considering suicide as his business was slowly failing.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of a shark biting her legs. In real life she had just been proposed to by her boyfriend and wasn’t certain about how to respond.

Sheep

To dream of sheep represents conformity. It may be a sign that you are aren’t thinking for yourself. It could also indicate that you are giving in to peer pressure or doing whatever you’re told.

Alternatively, a sheep may reflect people who do whatever you tell them to.

To dream of milking a sheep represents benefiting from conformity in some way. You may be using someone else’s passivity or docile behavior to help yourself. Getting as much as you can out of someone else’s conformist behavior.

To dream of sheep poop represents problems that have been created by being too conformist or too passive.

To dream of holding a sheep represents how tightly you are holding on to your faith. It may also reflect how important it feels to you to keep conformist belief during a difficult time. Negatively, holding a sheep may be a sign that you are scared of letting of a conformist belief. It may also reflect someone else’s conformity or passivity that you are refusing to stop controlling.

Examples: Sheep commonly appear in the dreams of Christians to reflect their unquestioned faith.

Skunks

To dream of a skunk represents a concern for driving others away or turning them off. A sign that you may fear losing respect, trust, or your reputation.

Alternatively, a skunk may reflect people or situations that turn you off or that you want nothing to do with.

Snakes

To dream of a poisonous snake represents corruption or contamination. Areas of your life that spoil everything associated with them. People and situations that can’t be trusted or that you wish to avoid. A snake could also reflect your own lack of integrity or deceptive behavior. A snake may also represent a bad influence. Possibly a person that you don’t like. A snake may also reflect a dangerous or tricky problem.

Often snakes point to situations that are difficult to resist, morally troublesome, or have traps that you wish to avoid. Snakes may also reflect negative thinking patterns, people, or situations that sour your mood, spirit, or good intentions.

To dream of being bitten by a snake represents fears of loss that you have succumbed to or feelings of corruption that have overwhelmed you.

To dream of fearing being bitten by a snake represents your fear confronting an undesirable or uncontrollable situation. You may fear losing power or control.

To dream of a dead snake represents overcoming a corrupting or negative influence in your life. It may also reflect the threat of total loss that is dissipating.

Black snakes usually represent fears or very negative thoughts that you may have problems confronting.

Light brown or copper colored snakes represent your desire for things that you can’t have spoiling your good nature or corrupting you. A sign that if you can’t have your way that you’d never care about anything or anyone else. A light brown snake can also mean that you are scaring yourself with believing you can’t ever have something. It can also point to hurting people, lying, cheating, stealing, or disrespecting others because you can’t have what you want.

To dream of a dark brown snake may represent a loss that you fear could spoil other areas of your life.

A white snake represents something genuine or positive in your life that corrupts or contaminates everything else around it. Something with good intentions that has no tolerance for alternative choices.

A white snake with blue venom represents consequences that are in your best interest , but don’t feel good.

To dream of a blue snake represents a positive person or situation that constantly rejects you or sabotages you. It may reflect something in your life that is being guarded or that demands total adherence to specific rules. A positive situation that is antagonistic to your goals.

A dark green snake represents selfish thoughts or habits that undermine other more positive areas of your life. A strong need to put yourself first or powerful insecurities that derail a genuine endeavor.

To dream of riding on the back of a snake represents a situation in your life seems to corrupt every little thing you do, or keeps people away from you.

To dream of a being choked by a snake may represent a negative situation that prevents you from speaking up or expressing yourself without consequences.

To dream of a snake that appears to be unaware of you or never notices you represents a fear of loss that never seems to come. A prolonged feeling of inevitable or impending failure that never happens.

Example: A girl once dreamed of a poisonous snake that seduced her and was impossible to resist. In real life she was dealing with an extremely attractive man that was pursuing her that she didn’t trust. The snake reflected her view of this man being a “player” and just telling her whatever she wanted to hear in order to sleep with her.

Example 2: A woman living in a strict religious community dreamed of a white snake. In real life because of religious laws she was unable to express herself or do anything that wasn’t approved by the community. The white snake reflected her feelings about the religious community preventing her from doing things that she liked.

Example 3: A man once dreamed of running through a forest trying to avoid snakes. In real life his was confronting a number of serious problems at once. The snakes reflected the perceived danger his problems posed for him as he attempted to find solutions without making them worse.

Example 4: A woman once dreamed of being choked by a snake. In real life she was resisting revealing her sexual desire for a co-worker out of fear that she’d be fired. The snake reflected her fear of being fired that was preventing her from expressing her feelings.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of being threatened by a number of dark brown snakes. In waking life she was experiencing problems with her husband who made her feel threatened that he would leave and not talk to her again. The dark brown snakes reflected her fear of losing her husband that could spoil her family life forever.

*Please See Boa Constrictor.

*Please See *Rattlesnake*.

Spiders

To dream of a spider represents feeling trapped or hopeless. A negative situation that feels inevitable or impossible to escape. Beliefs about a things that you think are permanent or will never go away.

Alternatively, spiders may reflect irrational beliefs. Powerful insecurities that prevent you from doing what you want in life. Irrational fears that prevent you from enjoying yourself, or desires for things you don’t believe you can ever have.

Positively, a spider may represent a positive area of your life that is intricate and patient. Inevitable success based on skill. This would usually be represented by blue or white spiders.

*Please See *Tarantulas*.

*Please See Black Widow.

Squirrels

To dream of a squirrel represents an aspect of your personality that hoards or keeps everything to itself.

Positively, a squirrel represents preservation. Negatively, a squirrel reflects selfishness or not wanting to share.

Squid

To dream of a squid represents clinginess or possessiveness that is intentional. Purposely wanting to take or control every little thing someone else has.

*Please See *Octopus*.

*Please See *Tentacles*.

Starfish

To dream of a starfish represents something in your life that once cared about is difficult to get away from. A belief, feeling, or situation that is hard to stop once you’re concern yourself with it.

Example: A young man dreamed of a starfish. In waking life he was having trouble getting over a girl he liked because every time he thought about her he starting liking her all over again.

St. Bernard

To dream of a St. Bernard represents protective rescuing. Either your own need to rescue someone else or your projection of another person who is trying to rescue you. A St. Bernard may be a sign that you or someone else feels helplessly overwhelmed by a problem.

To dream of rejecting a St.Bernard’s help may be a sign that you have too much pride to allow others to help you. You may be too concerned with solving your own problems.

Stingrays

To dream of a stingray represents an aspect of yourself that doesn’t notice you. You may be experiencing feelings that someone doesn’t need you or care about spending time with you. It may also reflect painful regret. An issue that you wish you approached differently or had never been involved with at all. It may also represent embarrassments or bad choices that can’t be fixed.

Example: A young woman once dreamed about a stingray. In real life she felt intense regret for having cheated on her ex-boyfriend that she believed hated her. The stingray reflected her feeling that her ex cared about never talking to her again.

Swans

To dream of a swan represents idealism, perfection, or that which is the most desirable. Ideal situations, ideal choices, or ideal outcomes. Everything working out for the best, happy endings, or a perfect relationship.

Example: A teenager dreamed of being attacked by swans. In real life they were very worried about poor performance at school. The attacking swans reflected their ideal view of themselves having perfect grades being threatened by the possibility of poor grades.

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Tarantulas

To dream of tarantula represents feelings of total hopelessness or despair. You feel powerless to do anything except notice yourself being slowly overtaken by something you fear.

A tarantula is a sign that you are aware of limitations or problems and are accepting them.

*Please See Spiders.

Tigers

To see a tiger in your dream, represents an aspect of your personality that has unquestioned power. Issues or people that have total power over you. Tigers often symbolize a problem or powerful fear that you’ll do absolutely everything to avoid confronting.

Alternatively, a tiger may reflect your own unquestioned authority.

To dream of a friendly tiger may represent a belief or situation that erases all your fears or problems. It may also reflect power you hold over others.

To see a blue tiger in a dream represents a positive person or situation that is powerful that it can’t be questioned. Something that cancels out all your problems or worries.

Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a tiger that turned out to be fake. In real life he was facing the prospect of going bankrupt before realizing it wasn’t as serious as he thought it was. The tiger reflected the fear of financial ruin that took precedence over everything else.

Example 2: A young man dreamed of seeing a white tiger biting his hand. In waking life he did whatever his girlfriend told him because he feared her breaking up with him for something he said.

Toads

To dream of a toad represents issues that you don’t want to deal with or think about at all. An area of your life that you don’t want to touch. People or situations that are so terrible that you want absolutely nothing to do with them.

Toucans

To dream of a toucan represents a need to be heard. The noticability of expression. You or someone else is being very vocal about something they want noticed. There may be beliefs or concerns that you or someone else feels are important for others to pay attention to.

Example: A young woman dreamed of being turned into a toucan. In waking life her boss instructed her to get out into the city and speak to people to build business contacts.

Trout

To dream of a trout represents an evasive problem that you feel is rubbing itself in your face. Elusively. Feeling embarrassed that you can’t stop someone or something from getting away with what it’s doing. A stubborn arrogant problem.

A trout may be a sign that you are stumped by a problem that keeps reminding you about it.

To dream of catching a trout represents getting a handle on a problem that kept embarrassing you that it could never be stopped or figured out.

Turtles

To dream of a turtle represents emotional lock-down or a desire for safety that overrides all else. You don’t want to do anything except deal with a specific problem until the threat is gone. A wish for perfect safety.

A turtle may reflect dangerous situations or very sensitive issues that want to do everything you can to avoid. A turtle may also be a sign that you are afraid to reach out or that you’re “building a wall” around your life in some way.

Turtles have a tendency to show up in the dreams of very sick people or those facing death. This is because their health problem is so dangerous that they feel the need to isolate themselves from anything that could compromise their sensitive state. The turtle’s tendency to hide in their shell then reflects concern for their problems at the expense of all else.

Letter W

Warthog

*Please See *Boars*.

Walrus

To dream of a walrus symbolizes total domination or wanting absolute power over others at all times. A walrus may also reflect a wish to make all the decisions for someone else.

Example: A young man dreamed of a walrus looking at him. In real life he was dating a girl whom he felt the need to totally control everything they did.

Weasel

To dream of a weasel represents a person or situation that you can’t trust. Behavior that is sneaky, two-faced, or “bastardly.” Someone that lies to your face or smiles at you before cheating you. It may also reflect a person that tells you whatever you want to hear to your face before cheating behind your back.

Alternatively, it may reflect your own behavior that is deceitful to others.

Example: A man dreamed of a weasel biting his hand. In waking life he was fired. He felt a co-worker was in on it and worked to steal his job right out from underneath him.

Whales

To dream of a whale represents issues in your life that are so powerful or influential that they cancel out all opposition.

Positively, a whale reflects a positive situation that is so powerful that all your worries or frustrations become null. Negatively, a whale reflects a situations that is so powerful that all your desires or goals are diminished.

Please See *Killer Whales.

Wolves

To dream of a wolf represents an aspect of your personality that is “on their own.” It may reflect an area of your life where you feel alone or like you have to do something all by yourself.

Negatively, a wolf represents issues that threaten you or make you feel vulnerable.

A white wolf in a dream usually symbolizes an area of your life where you are a loner or on your own. A situation that nobody else understands or that you have to do all by yourself.

A black wolf in a dream usually symbolizes a threat or sense of vulnerability. You may feel like nobody can help you or unable to get answers you need.

Example: A once man dreamed that wolves were eating his leg. In real life a medication he required was paralyzing his leg and doctors had no idea how to stop it.

Unicorns

To dream of a unicorn represents your view of a situation or person being totally innocent, pure, or wonderful. Something that you feel the need to be perfect for.

A unicorn may also represent something in your life that you feel is too good for you, or a special person that you want to be very careful courting.

Vultures

To dream of a vulture represents benefiting from others failures or mistakes.

Wildebeests

To dream of a wildebeest represents an aspect of your personality that is inhospitable or unwelcoming. A person that is aware of you and wants you to go away. A wildebeest may reflect bitterness, hostile jealousy, or resenting someone.

Example: A person once dreamed of a wildebeest. In real life a friend of the dreamer had learned that the dreamer betrayed them. The friend grew noticeably bitter about this. The wildebeest reflected the hostility and resentment the dreamer felt from their friend.

Zebra

To dream about a zebra represents feelings about a person or situation being misleadingly passive or cooperative. Thinking something is a great idea until you get to know it personally. A loss of trust or compliance felt from someone towards you once you get too serious about something with them. The realization that someone you know is hopelessly self-involved after first believing that they shared your ideas. It may also reflect feelings that someone is beautiful and then realizing they are less intelligent or mature than you first thought.

Negatively, a zebra may reflect a person in your life that keeps giving you false ideas about what they are willing to do with you or for you. Someone interesting or “perfect for the part” with potential to fill a role that totally embarrasses you with opposite thinking. Embarrassment or feeling let down that someone will never do the one thing you would like them to. Dashed high expectations.

Example: A young woman dreamed of seeing a zebra. In waking life she had just had a big argument with her boyfriend. The zebra reflected her disappointment with her boyfriend not doing something she got her hopes set on him doing.

Zoo

To dream of a zoo represents situations where you are noticing negative or primitive behavior in others. You may be near people who are less mature or intelligent than you are. Not wanting to get involved in silly or “stupid” matters. It could also represent exploration of something dangerous while being safe.

Alternatively, a zoo may reflect disbelief at how “crazy” a situation is. You may feel surrounded by chaos or confusion.

Example: A woman dreamed of visiting the zoo. In waking life she was giving her boyfriend a second chance after a fight. The zoo reflected her living arrangements with the “stupud” boyfriend that she didn’t feel was really going to change.

Birds

Birds in dreams usually represent transcendence and freedom as we overcome issues. Unusual or rare birds often symbolize very specific behaviors, attitudes, and thinking patterns we have. Like animals, bird symbolism is usually based the one characteristic of the bird that stands out most.

Birds in dreams are symbols for transcendence and liberation. Escaping boundaries and limitations. A symbol for progress towards wholeness and harmony. They are your goals, aspirations, and hopes. The type and color of the bird is very important in decoding the meaning (e.g. black birds or vultures are not positive symbols).

To see dead or dying birds represent disappointment and failures. Killing birds may reflect intentionally souring an inspiring idea or someone else’s freedom.

To dream of feeding birds represents encouragement, inspiration, or supporting the idea of trying to overcome problems. Feeding the idea of freedom or transcendence. Encouraging yourself or believing in yourself. Alternatively, consider the type of bird you are feeding. For example, crows and vultures may reflect more negative thinking or behavior being encouraged.

To dream of bird eggs represents goals, aspirations, and hopes that are developing and will take time to be realized. The opposite is true if the eggs are from a species of bird that isn’t positive.

To see a flying bird represents transcendence and liberation. A weight has been lifted off your shoulders and you are experiencing a sense of freedom.

To see a caged bird represents a desire for freedom or liberation. You feel confined and restricted in some area of your life.

To see a blue colored bird in a dream symbolizes positive transcendence over negativity. It represents the power of positive thinking, truth, and doing what you know to be right taking a more powerful role. It is also an indication of purification and resolution to conflicts in your life.

To dream of a white bird represents a wish to transcend or rise above a negative situation that is being renewed. Finally deciding to escape a bad situation after avoiding it being kept down. A white bird may also reflect a belief that escaping a bad situation is a good idea.

To dream of a red bird represents freedom or transcendence that you are aware of being negative or dangerous. Getting your freedom back through violence, fighting, or with no concern for others feelings. Possibly a reflection of attaining freedom through dishonest means or cheating others to help only yourself escape a restrictive situation. A red bird may a reflect corrupt attitude about getting ahead of others in business. A red bird may also show up in the dreams of people experiencing corruption in communist countries that allows one to get more privileges than other people by serving the state.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a white bird. In waking life he felt his life was over, but then had a powerful spiritual experience that made him want to fight his problems and overcome them.

Example 2: A very elderly woman dreamed of enjoying seeing white birds fly around her windows while being very careful not to let the birds out the door. In waking life she was enjoying thinking about what life would like after death and didn’t want to bring the topic up with her family.

Example 3: A young woman dreamed of walking into a kitchen to see a birdcage with the door wide open and bird choosing to stay inside the bird cage. In waking life she was having problems adjusting to American freedom after having come from a communist country.

*Please See Yellow Bird.

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Blackbird

To dream of a blackbird represents a lack of motivation or a loss of interest. You may not be utilizing your full potential or simply don’t want to spend any time focusing on something.

The blackbird species should not be mistaken for a black colored bird or crow. Black colored birds are more symbolic of bad luck or unpleasant developments. Crows most likely point to annoyances in your life.

*Please See Birds.

*Please See Crows.

Blue Jay

To see a blue jay in your dream, represents an aspect of your personality that draws attention to itself. You or someone else that is easily noticed. You may feel that people notice everything you say or do.

*Please See *Bluebirds*.

Bluebirds

To dream of a bluebird represents an aspect of your personality that is totally optimistic or

only notices the brighter side of things. An issue or situation where you don’t want to pay attention to anything being wrong.

*Please See Blue Jay.

*Please See *Birds*.

Buzzard

*Please See *Hawk*.

*Please See *Vultures*.

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Canary

To dream of a canary represents happiness, feeling content, or total satisfaction with the ways things are. A situation may be providing you with everything you need.

To dream of a dead canary represents spoiled happiness. You may have been too comfortable with a situation, or are experiencing bad luck. A carefree situation may have been ruined.

Cardinals

To dream of a cardinal represents a positive situation that you can’t believe that you are noticing at all. Shock or surprise that something good is happening.

Chickadee

To dream of a chickadee represents fragility. There may be something special or unique occurring in your life that requires careful attention.

Cockerel

*Please See *Rooster*.

Cranes

To dream of a crane represents elegance, gracefulness, or gestures of good will. A crane may also symbolize behavior that is “intelligently wonderful”, caring, patient, or peaceful.

Crows

To see dream of a crow represents lingering unpleasantness or annoyances. A crow may reflect a bothersome person or situation that gets on your nerves or won’t go away.

A crow is a sign that you are experiencing unwanted changes, bad news, difficult endings, hardship, or situations and people that won’t go away.

Example situations that might bring on a dream of a crow may be a difficult divorce, when a loved one dies, or when are forced to be around a person or situation that you can’t stand.

*Please See Ravens.

Letter D

Doves

To dream of a dove represents peace or resolution of conflict. Doves may be a sign that you’ve come to terms with your past, with people you’re fighting with, or that you’re moving on. You may also be experiencing a fresh start or a new beginning.

Duck

To dream of a duck represents adaptability or being able to change methods as needed. It may reflect the capability to do whatever it takes to solve a problem or keep doing whatever you want.

To see a duck flying represents total confidence. You can do whatever you want whenever want. No problem is too big and nothing can stop you.

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Eagle

To dream of an eagle represents your sense of pride and self-determination. An area of your life that makes you feel powerful, free, accomplished, or gives you some level of independence.

To see an angry or evil eagle in a dream represents an attack on your pride or independence. You don’t like to compromise and something in your life may be embarrassing you or making you feel less powerful, free, or in control.

Example: A Christian girl dreamed of being attacked by an eagle. In real life her mother was criticizing her religious beliefs and wanted to her to change them. The attacking eagle reflected the pride she had for her beliefs being under attack.

Egret

*Please See *Heron*.

Letter F

Falcons

To dream of a falcon represents aspiration or objectives. You or someone else is very focused on achieving something. You know what you want or have goals that you are aiming for.

In a negative context a falcon may symbolize aspirations or goals that conflict with those of others or cause jealousy.

Flamingos

To dream of a flamingo represents flamboyancy, an audacious display, or colorful showiness. You or someone may be making a spectacle of themselves or are very interested in being noticed.

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Goose

To dream of a white goose represents prosperity and success.

To dream of trying to catch a goose represents your attempt to achieve a goal that will pay off or give you a sense of security.

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Hawk

To dream of a hawk represents knowing what you want and taking it. It also reflects swift action and sound judgment. Noticing what someone else has and insensitivity taking it from them whenever you want. Never allowing a person or situation to get in your way if it’s too important.

Negatively, a hawk may symbolize predatory instincts. You or someone else may be coming on too strong. An “as*hole” that takes what he wants.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a hawk sitting on a fence with another bird it had just killed. In waking life he was considering taking serious action against a friend that has screwed him over.

Hen

*Please See *Chickens*.

Heron

To dream of a heron represents careful forethought. Herons may show up in dreams when you are carefully planning something. Thinking about everything you need before you do it.

Example: A woman once dreamed of seeing herons on her front lawn. In real life she was making New Year’s resolutions to give up some of her bad habits.

Hummingbirds

To dream of a hummingbird represents indecisiveness or “flightiness.” You may have a problem making a final decision, or struggling to make a choice. It could also be a sign that you have a lot of options to choose from or want to experience a number alternatives.

Example: A young boy dreamed of a hummingbird flying in front of him. In real life he discovered that he needed glasses. The hummingbird reflected his conflicted feelings about where or not he wanted to wear the glasses.

Example 2: A young man dreamed of hummingbird flying in his room. In real life they were unable to decide whether or not to tell someone they had feelings for them.

Example 3: An old woman dreamed of a hummingbird shortly before her death. In real life she was debating whether or not to get baptized to please her family before she died.

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Kingfisher

To dream of a kingfisher represents dignity. You may be refusing to lower yourself or give in to a situation that will allow someone to embarrass you.

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Loons

To dream of a loon represents confusion or awkwardness. It may also represent feelings of being stranded.

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Magpies

To dream of a magpie represents dishonest opportunism. You or someone else is carefully observing a situation and waiting for a moment of weakness to make a move.

A magpie is a sign of dissatisfaction and disagreements. You may feel insecure about what you say or do. You may also feel shortchanged in a relationship. Alternatively, a magpie may represent your own attempt to steal or embarrasses someone as soon as the opportunity arises.

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Nightingale

To dream of a nightingale represents longing, unrequited love, and pain. It may also reflect a deep expression of sorrow, grief, or regret.

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Ostrich

To dream of an ostrich represents a situation that you notice never “takes off” or never happens. Feeling disappointment that something isn’t doing what you’d expect it to do. Feeling that you or someone else is a loser because something is always talked about, but never carried out.

To dream of an ostrich with it’s head in the sand represents embarrassing setbacks or delays that you don’t want to be noticed for. You may feel too embarrassed to talk to someone because you couldn’t keep your word.

Example: A woman dreamed of an ostrich walking near her. In waking life she was having a very hard time getting over a guy she liked. The ostrich reflected her awareness of her desired relationship with the guy never happening despite numerous encounters.

Owl

To dream of an owl symbolizes wisdom, wise choices, or good advice. Any information or insight you can gain from the owl will probably involves the answer to solving a problem.

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Parakeets

To dream of a parakeet represents an aspect of your personality that lacks initiative or is happy to not think for itself. You or someone else may happy to do whatever someone else wants or prefer others to make decisions for you.

Parrot

To dream of a parrot represents repeating what you’ve heard to others.

Peacocks

To dream of a peacock represents showiness, or showing off. You may be trying to get attention, or want to be noticed. A peacock is a metaphor for “all eyes on you.”

A peacock may be a sign that you have too much pride, confidence, or vanity in some area of your life. It may also reflect arrogance.

To dream of a peacock with red eyes represents an excessive or imbalanced need to gain attention, or show off.

Penguins

To dream of a penguin represents an aspect of yourself that is noticeably harmless or powerless. You or someone else may want others to notice how positive, honest, or harmless they are.

To dream of an angry penguin may symbolize you or someone else that is frustrated with people who aren’t seeing them in a positive light.

A penguin may be a sign that you or someone else wants more acceptance, acknowledgment, or compassion from others. A penguin may also reflect a wish to defuse others view of you as a threat.

Pigeons

To dream of pigeons represents blind affection. A strong desire to care for something or someone that doesn’t care about you.

Example: A young man once dreamed of being attacked by pigeons. In real life he was having very strong feelings for a girl that didn’t return his affection.

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Quail

To dream of a quail represents a heightened sense of caution. Positively, it may reflect you or someone else that is being extra careful. Negatively, it may symbolize you or someone else that is being too cautious or sense danger in everything.

To dream of eating quail represents letting go of concerns. You may becoming a bit more laid-back.

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Ravens

To dream of a raven represents a bad omen or a situation that signals trouble ahead. It could also reflect a sense of intuition that feels that something is wrong or dangerous.

A raven may reflect expected misfortune or unpleasant changes. It may also be a signal that a phase is coming to an end.

Alternatively, a raven may symbolize a person who benefits from a misfortune or enjoys recounting tales of woe.

Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a raven with red eyes looking at him. In waking life he was very nervous about starting college and having to get a job afterwards. The raven reflected his feeling that failure was waiting for him after college.

*Please See *Crows*.

Roadrunner

To dream of a roadrunner represents a exploring one idea after another. Negatively it may reflect a tendency to never finish anything you started.

Robin

To dream of robins represents sacrificing everything to do what you want. Not allowing any obstacles to get in the way of goals. Facing your problem head on or risking everything to get what you want.

Rooster

To dream of a rooster represents a wake up call. Unexpected situations, beliefs, or realities that force you to think differently. It may also point to your own attempt to “wake up” others to something they weren’t expecting.

Alternatively, a rooster may reflect something in your life that’s disturbing your sleep.

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Seagulls

To dream of seagulls represents acceptance, grace, and understanding.

Seagulls typically appear in dreams when a person completely open to confronting problems, keeps a cool head about negative and uncertain situations, or is totally accepting of the worst in themselves.

Stork

To dream of a stork represents an aspect of yourself that doesn’t want to draw attention to itself. It may reflect a wish for privacy or wanting to keep something a secret. You or someone else wants to prevent something from being noticed.

Example: A young woman dreamed of a black baby stork. In real life she had gotten pregnant and didn’t want to tell her parents. The black baby stork represented the fear the drove her to keep the pregnancy a secret.

Sparrows

To dream of a sparrow represents an area of your life that is underestimated. You or someone else may feel undervalued, underutilized, or like you aren’t getting the respect you deserve. Alternatively, a sparrow may reflect a person or situation that you are underestimating.

Swallow

To dream of a swallow bird represents moving on or new beginnings.

Swans

To dream of a swan represents idealism or that which is the most desirable. Ideal situations, ideal choices, or ideal outcomes.

Everything working out for the best, happy endings, or a perfect relationship.

Example: A teenager dreamed of being attacked by swans. In real life they were very worried about poor performance at school. The attacking swans reflected their ideal view of themselves having perfect grades being threatened by the possibility of getting poor grades.

Toucans

To dream of a toucan represents a need to be heard. The noticability of expression. You or someone else is being very vocal about something they want noticed. There may be beliefs or concerns that you or someone else feels are important for others to pay attention to.

Example: A young woman dreamed of being turned into a toucan. In waking life her boss instructed her to get out into the city and speak to people to build business contacts.

Turkeys

To dream of a turkey represents an aspect of your personality that feels foolish. You or someone else may have embarrassed themselves, feel humiliated, or realizes they were irresponsible.

To dream of being chased by a turkey represents your attempts to avoid looking foolish or embarrassing yourself.

To dream of eating turkey represents situations that vindicate you or recapture lost pride.

Vultures

To dream of a vulture represents benefiting from others failures or mistakes.

Woodpecker

To dream of a woodpecker represents diligence, applying yourself, or trying your hardest. Giving something your best shot.

Body Parts

Body parts have a range of meanings usually based on what’s most characteristic about the body part.

Letter A

Abdomen

*Please See Stomach.

Acne

*Please See *Pimples*.

Ankles

To dream about ankles represents personal flexibility. Your level of confidence about what you can or can’t do. It may also reflect your confidence about certain beliefs or goals. Healthy ankles may symbolize the belief that there is nothing wrong with what you are doing. Issues you don’t even consider to be a problem or a feeling that something can be easily changed.

To dream of spraining your ankle represents obstacles or difficulties in your progress.

To dream of a broken ankle represents a total loss of confidence or flexibility. New facts or criticism you’ve received have dispelled confidence in your beliefs or goals.

To dream of a bleeding ankle represents a gradual loss of confidence or flexibility. Realizing that something you’re doing “might” be wrong. It may also reflect new rules or stricter regimen.

Anus

To dream of an anus represents the potential for unwanted situations or the creation of problems.

To dream of anal rape symbolizes powerlessness to stop an undesirable situation from occurring.

*Please See Anal Sex.

Armpit

To dream of armpits represents thoughts and feeling associated with social acceptance and approval.

Arms

To dream of an arm represents function, reach, or what’s possible. Arms reflect status, talents, grasp, or resources that are available to you or some aspect of yourself.

To dream of missing an arm represents a loss of function, reach, or an extension of yourself. Some area of your life is not able to function properly or is limited.

To dream of arms being crossed represents some aspect of yourself that is stubborn, opposed, or doesn’t need to cooperate.

To see muscular arms represents you or some aspect of your personality is resourceful or effective. Having the power to attain objectives, or “reach” for what you wants. Negatively, muscular arms can point to powerful or resourceful negative aspects of your personality. Beliefs or a situations that may be difficult to confront.

Ass

*Please See Buttocks-Bum.

Letter B

Back

To dream of a back represents a burdens, stress, or pressures you feel. You possibly have secrets you don’t want to divulge to others, painful memories, or responsibilities that have to be paid.

Barefoot

To dream of being barefoot represents vulnerability to negative influences or a lack of preparation. Situations in your life that open the door to corruption or challenges that you are not ready for. It may also an open attitude to changing your values.

Negatively, being barefoot may reflect a loss of principles, integrity, or morals. It may also reflect low self-esteem, or a lack of confidence. Having casual sex. Positively, bare feet may reflect a willingness to change core beliefs.

Example: A man once dreamed of walking barefoot with his girlfriend when he had to stop because vines were growing out of his foot and the pain was unbearable. In real life he had just gotten engaged because his girlfriend was pregnant. The barefoot reflected his initial lack of concern for a serious commitment to his girlfriend while having sex with her. The pain from the vines in his foot reflected his feelings about his love for his girlfriend becoming too serious to ever give her up now that she was pregnant and everyone knew about it.

Belly Button

To dream of a belly button represents awareness of yourself not having to notice anything wrong with yourself, someone else, or a situation you are experiencing. No noticeable problems. Feeling good being perfect or carefree in some manner. Negatively, a belly button may reflect sensitivity that something is perfect at all times.

To dream of a outré belly button represents awareness of yourself having to notice something wrong with yourself, someone else, or a situation you are experiencing. Difficulty getting your mind off noticing a problem.

Blood

To dream of blood represents energy or vitality. It reflects how healthy or strong some aspect of your life is. Blood outside the body is generally symbolic of a loss of strength in some area of your life, while blood inside the body symbolizes strength and energy.

Negatively, blood reflects some aspect of yourself or area of your life that is losing energy or vitality. Either emotional pain, upsets, or situation caused by excessive drives or behavior. This usually appears in dreams as bleeding, seeing pools of blood, or being covered in blood.

Positively, blood reflects vitality, strength, and success. You are confronting problems, getting ahead, or feeling strong. This may appear in dreams as the blood of enemies, blood pumping through your veins, or wounds that don’t bleed.

To dream of bleeding represents some area of your life that is losing strength, vigor, and vitality. The body part that bleeds represents the area of your life that is losing strength. To dream of bleeding that won’t stop may reflect a traumatic experience that you have difficulty getting over.

To dream of being covered in blood may represent conflict in a relationship or social setting. The blood on you reflecting the results of fighting, viciousness, or attacks on others as you attempt to assert yourself. Being covered in blood may also represent your sense of loss, either your own of of someone else’s.

To dream of feet bleeding represents some issue in your life that is effecting your moral foundation, or principles.

To dream of having blood on your hands reflects feelings of guilt or responsibility for your actions.

To dream of blood being totally drained from the body represents some issue in your life that is totally draining you of power, strength, or confidence.

*Please See *Menstruation*.

*Please See Bloody Hands.

*Please See *Vampires*.

*Please See *Transfusion*.

Bones

To dream of bones outside the body represents issues from your past that never go away. Things are that difficult to forget or let go of.

To dream of burying bones represents confrontation with some of your most difficult issues. You may be making some very big changes to your life or experiencing a period of very powerful personal growth.

To dream of digging up bones represents revisiting some of your most difficult problems or remembering something from your past.

To dream of bones inside the body represents underlying strengths and structure. A personality trait or area of your life that makes you who you are. Something that is difficult or impossible to change.

To dream of deformed bones inside the body represents fundamental personality flaws. A problem or issue that is ingrained into who you are.

To dream of broken bones in a person’s body represents changes to fundamental aspects of your personality. and to who you are.

To dream of broken bones outside of the body represents a fundamental shift in your view of the past. New developments are allowing you to break free from difficult problems.

Brain

To dream of a brain represents intellectual capability or the ability to think. It reflects problem solving, brainstorming, creativity, and insight.

To dream of the brain being eaten, attacked, or taken over represents factors in your life that have a powerful effect on your thinking.

To dream of brain surgery represents a significant change to the way you think. A person or situation that’s motivating you to eliminate a longstanding block to your creativity, communication, or success.

The brain differs from the whole head as a symbol in that the head is more about personality, attitude, and perspective. The brain is more about processing and figuring things out.

Breasts

To dream of female breasts symbolizes passive or assumed power. You or some aspect of your personality that’s powerful without effort. Power of something in your life that is unquestionable. The size of the breasts is indicative of how powerful you or some aspect of your personality is.

Large sexually desirable female breasts represents how powerful or influential something you wish to have or experience is over you. It may also reflect difficulty resisting something you really like or powerful sexual desire.

To dream of being intimidated by or shy in the presence of large female breasts represents self-doubt. A positive or desirable outcome may make you question yourself or leave you feeling insecure. You may also feel ill-prepared or lacking a needed resource.

Ugly or misshapen breasts reflects the power of something you are experiencing that may not feel good. How strong an unpleasant aspect of your life is.

A flat chest symbolizes powerlessness. An area of your life that is ineffective or impotent.

To have scars or tattoos on a chest represents difficult events or life lessons that are hard to forget. Something unpleasant you had to endure to gain power.

*Please See *Chest*.

Buttocks / Bum

To dream of a buttock or bum represents how interesting something is to you.

To dream of a beautiful and sexually attractive butt represents something you desire to have or wish to experience that’s presenting itself to you in your life. A nice butt may also reflect how sexually attractive someone is to you.

To dream of someone having an ugly butt represents a lack of interest. An undesirable situation or person.

To have an ugly or misshapen butt reflects your insecurity or belief that you are not interesting to someone else.

To see a butt fall off represents a loss of interest. You or someone else may have lost the ability to interest someone else in something you were thinking.

Letter C

Calves

To dream of calves represents how powerful you or someone else is on their own. How well you are able to do things for yourself. A reflection or projection of self-sufficiency.

To dream of smaller women’s calves may reflect you or someone else that has to have things done for them. It may also represent your feeling of needing to do things for someone else.

Chest

To dream of a male chest represents assertive or dominant power. You or some aspect of your personality that’s proving it’s powerful or showing power off. The size of the chest is indicative of how powerful you or some aspect of your personality is.

A large sexually desirable male chest represents how powerful or influential something you wish to have or experience is over you. It may also reflect difficulty resisting something you really like or powerful sexual desire.

To dream of being intimidated by or shy in the presence of a large male chest represents intimidation. You feel unable to assert yourself or feel overwhelmed by something that is more powerful than you are You may also feel ill-prepared or lacking a needed resource.

An Ugly or misshapen chest reflects the power of something you are experiencing that may not feel good. How strong an unpleasant aspect of your life is.

A flat chest symbolizes powerlessness. An area of your life that is ineffective or impotent.

To have scars or tattoos on a chest represents difficult events or life lessons that are hard to forget. Something unpleasant you had to endure to get where you are today. Difficult events or sacrifices made to gain power that are hard to forget.

To dream of having a wound on your chest represents feelings about your ability to prove your powerful to others being negatively effected.

Example: A young man dreamed of being shot in the chest by a gun he did not see. In waking life while asleep a friend’s laptop was stolen and the friend attacked him for being proving himself to be a terrible irresponsible person. He felt he couldn’t prove his worthiness as a friend anymore.

*Please See Breasts.

Coughing

To dream of coughing represents dissatisfaction or irritation. You may want to distance yourself from a person or situation.

Letter D

Dead

To dream of being dead represents feelings of loss or total failure. If your death takes on a more positive theme it may reflect positive changes or transformation.

To dream of seeing dead people represents aspects if your personality that have completely changed or lost all power. It can also reflect your projection of other people that have changed or lost power. You or someone else may have experienced a noticeable change.

To dream of seeing dead family members or friends who actually died in real life most likely reflects an aspect of your personality based on your most honest feelings about them. If these people have recently passed away or you’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about them they may represent your grief or desire to be with them again.

*Please See *Death*.

*Please See Dead Body.

Dead Body

To dream of a dead body represents an aspect of your personality that completely changed.

Positively, a dead body may represent negative aspects of your personality that have been confronted.

Negatively, a dead body may represent positive aspects of your personality that have been overcome by negative emotions or situations. Fear, desire, jealousy, or guilt may have spoiled an area of your life.

If the dead bodies are bad or evil people then it represents overcoming negative thoughts and emotions. You have stood up to something or resisted negative influences.

To dream of trying to hide a dead body may represent your attempts to conceal your past or to cover up something wrong. It may also reflect your wish to edit your tastes or beliefs for a special situation, group, or person.

Death

To dream about death represents change. Your personality or life situation is transforming for better or worse. An area of your life has come to an end, an era has come to a close, or roles are shifting.

Seeing bad people die in your dreams is a sign that issues have been confronted. Negative aspects of the personality are being overcome by positive influences. Good people in your dreams dying symbolizes positive aspects of your personality being overcome by negative influences.

To dream of being dead represents feelings of loss or total failure. If your death takes on a more positive theme it may reflect positive changes or transformation.

To dream of people you know dying symbolizes changes to certain qualities in yourself that these people reflect in you. It may also represent your view of these people succumbing to a problem as well as shifts in their personality or lifestyle.

To see your parents die in a dream reflects an inability to make positive or effective choices. Your father dying symbolizes your conscience or ability to make positive choices being compromised. Your mother dying symbolizes your intuition or ability to think ahead being compromised. You can’t find answers you want, or you feel unlucky. The death of parents in a dream is a sign that you need to seriously reconsider your current life path. Significant or fundamental changes may be in order.

*Please See *Dead*.

*Please See Dead Body.

Defecation

To dream of defecation in a toilet represents cleansing of negative emotions, beliefs, or situations. You may be finished with something in your life.

To dream of defecation in a obscene or improper manner represents spoiling something good or creating a problem. It suggests thoughtlessness, and inappropriate thoughts and behaviors. You may be getting rid of a problem that careless, rude, or irresponsible.

Deformed

To dream of a person, baby, or animal that is deformed represents an aspect of your personality that feels permanently corrupted or didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. Something you my feel can’t be fixed or changed. A deformity may also reflect feelings of being emotionally crippled or helpless.

Letter E

Ears

To dream of ears represents receptivity. Being open or receptive to guidance or new ideas.

To dream of whispering into an ear represents sharing of privileged information or guidance.

To dream of an ear being pulled may symbolize feelings of forced to accept guidance or new ideas.

Example: A man once dreamed of seeing a person with really big ears. In real life they had become too preoccupied with advice they had received.

Elbows

To dream of an elbow represents flexibility or being able to adjust. Being open to alternative choices or opinions.

To attack someone with an elbow represents a need for space. It may also reflect assertiveness or making boundaries known.

To dream of injury to the elbow represents an inability to be flexible or a lack of choice. You or someone else may be limited or unable to function in full capacity.

Eyebrows

To dream of eyebrows represents dignity and self-respect. To dream of losing eyebrows represents a loss of dignity or self-respect.

Eyelashes

To dream of eyelashes represents allure or appeal. It may reflect how attractive you feel. It may also indicate how appealing something is to you. Having long lashes represents you or someone else that is exceptionally alluring. In a negative context eyelashes may reflect conceit and narcissism.

To dream of applying make up to eyelashes represents you or someone else that is trying to increase their appeal to others.

Eyelashes that fall out symbolize feeling less attractive or a loss of appeal.

Eyes

To dream of eyes in a dream represents observation, judgments, and consciousness. The way you or some aspect of your personality sees a situation.

To dream closed eyes represents avoidance of truth or intimacy. Not wanting to consider or accept something. Alternatively, closed eyes may reflect a lack of awareness, ignorance, or naivety.

Red eyes symbolizes a negative outlook on a situation or bad intentions. A reflection of negative thinking patterns or poor choices. You or some aspect of your personality that is afraid, angry, destructive, or dishonest. Thinking patterns or areas of your life that are unhelpful.

Blue eyes symbolize positive a positive outlook on a situation or good intentions. A reflection of positive thinking patterns or good choices. You or some aspect of your personality is confident, sympathetic, constructive, or honest. Thinking patterns or areas of your life that are helpful.

To dream of dark blue eyes represents an insensitive outlook or view of a situation. Seeing a situation with a brutally honest perspective.

Dark green eyes symbolizes a selfish outlook. Selfish observations and judgments.

To dream of black eyes represents an outlook or observation on a situation based on fear or excessiveness. An issue that consumes you with fear or that you believe is totally overboard.

To dream of yellow eyes represents an outlook or observation on a situation being self-involved. Everything you notice having to do with one issue. Noticing something all the time. Negatively, yellow eyes reflect how you are noticing everything you’re doing revolving around specific problem or fear.

To dream of bloodshot eyes represents exhausted feelings of having to notice a situation not being over yet.

To dream of sad eyes represents an outlook that is disappointed. It may also reflect a view of a situation being hopeless. Viewing a situation from the perspective that nothing you like is happening or can ever happen. Sad eye may also be a sign that you are not believing in yourself enough or giving up too easy.

To dream of bleeding eyes represents awareness of one’s self having a weakened or weakening position in a waking life situation. An outlook on a situation based through the perspective of loss of strength or vitality. Feeling that nothing can be done until you first address your problem.

*Please See Black Eye.

Letter F

Face

To dream of a face represents the personality. Ugly faces represent negative aspects of your personality, and beautiful faces represent positive aspects of your personality.

To see your own face being attractive points to positive feelings about your own personality. Seeing your own face as ugly points to negative feelings you are having about yourself.

Faceless

To dream of a faceless person represents an aspect of your personality that is undefined or undecided. Beliefs or wishes that keep changing, going in new directions, or never stay the same. You are having trouble knowing what you want or making a final decisions.

Example: A woman dreamed of having sex with a faceless lover. In real life she was enjoying being single and trying new things. She felt a sense of freedom in not knowing what she really wanted in life.

Facelift

To dream of a facelift represents increased confidence, self-image, or a new positive outlook on life. Your personality has been uplifted, inspired, or changed in a positive way.

Feces

To dream of feces or poop represents aspects of yourself that are finished or no longer care about. Beliefs or situations that are unneeded or unwanted. Something in your life that is so negative that don’t want to do anything except get rid of it.

Feces appearing in a dream in an inappropriate manner may reflect a problem that you don’t want to do anything about ever again.

*Please See Dog Poop.

Feet

To dream of feet represents principles, moral foundation, or things you stand for.

To dream of an injured foot represents moral decay, corruption, or lower standards of thinking.

*Please See Socks.

*Please See Barefoot.

Fingernails

To dream of fingernails represents thoughts and feelings about your self-worth, confidence, accomplishments, and self-image. The condition of nails reflects how positive or negative you feel about yourself

To dream of having fingernails totally removed represents having no self-worth. Your confidence has been totally decimated. Anything that would allow you to feel good or build confidence is beyond your grasp.

Painting your fingernails represents a heightened sense of self-worth or importance about your capabilities. Negatively, it may reflect vanity or conceit.

To dream of having long fingernails for fashion represents sensitivity about only doing what you like at all times. Alternatively, it may reflect vanity or an unwillingness to “get your hands dirty.”

To dream of long fingernails because they’ve overgrown may represent personal issues that you need to attend to or that you’ve neglected. You may feel the need to clean up a personal matter before you feel comfortable around others.

To dream of dirty fingernails a low sense of self-worth. You may feel that you are not good enough or not as good as someone else.

To dream of cutting your fingernails represents personal attention to how you appear to others. Softening or polishing your appearance so you look respectable. It may also reflect personal attention to appearances after a period of being too focused on work or taking time off. Feeling that it’s important to look like you matter.

To dream of cutting your nails in public represents a lack of concern for privacy or discretion as you deal with personal issues. Cleaning up your act or polishing your appearance in ways that may be unflattering to others. Not being embarrassed by being noticed that you aren’t perfect.

To dream of sharp fingernails may represent you or someone else that scares others with not having to be behave respectful. An aggressive or assertive stance about not changing something about yourself that others don’t like you doing.

Fingers

To dream of fingers represents your feelings or your ability to feel something out or sense something.

Individual fingers can have specific meanings. The index finger is authority, the ringer finger is commitment, the middle finger is rejection, and the pinky finger is trust.

Forehead

To dream of a forehead represents your sense of judgment or intellect. A smooth forehead may represent good judgment or easy decisions. A wrinkled forehead may represent worries or burdens.

To dream of having a bump or injury to the forehead may represent a mistake, lapse in judgment, or something that impairs your judgment.

Letter G

Guts

To dream of guts represents issues that you don’t want to think about, or reveal to others.

Seeing guts being spilled, leaking out of a sliced open abdomen represents an outpouring of truth, honesty, and acceptance for one’s actions. You are “letting it all out.” It may reflect secrets being revealed, self-acceptance, or powerful self-reflection. Discussing or experiencing things that disgust you.

To dream of eating your own guts or intestines represents experiencing situations that you don’t want to talk about or notice at all. You may be reliving situations that are very uncomfortable, scary, or embarrassing. Feeling disgusted by what you are experiencing.

Letter H

Hair

To dream of hair represents the type of thoughts that you’re having. The color and style of the hair represents the manner in which you are thinking. Organized hair reflects a systematic or methodical thinking style. Messy or tangled hair reflects self-critical or hysterical thoughts.

Blonde or yellow hair represents actualization of your thoughts into real life experiences. You are noticing something you’re thinking happening in real life.

Red Hair (Blood Red) in a dream represents negative or excessive thinking patterns. You or some aspect of your personality that’s not being genuine or caring. Red hair may also reflect something you’re thinking about too much.

Orange hair (Redhead, Ginger, Or Carrot Top) in a dream represents powerful thoughts. Beliefs, emotions, or situations that are impossible to stop or avoid. An area of your life that is overpowering your focus and can’t go unnoticed.

Dark green hair represents selfish thinking patterns.

Light purple hair represents thinking patterns that are neutral or indifferent.

Dark purple hair can reflect thinking patterns that are focused on feeling total powerlessness. Nothing you want is happening. It may also reflect very dark and uncaring thinking patterns.

Light blue hair represents positive thinking patterns.

Dark blue hair represents insensitive thinking patterns.

Black hair represents imbalanced thoughts. Dark, depressed, negative, or excessive thoughts. Black hair may also represent fears that are being thought about.

White hair symbolizes balanced thinking patterns. Negative or unhealthy beliefs that have been totally cleansed. Possibly a sign of self-improvement or positive change. White hair may also represent good intentions.

To dream of having someone else’s hair represents your thoughts or your style of thinking be based on whatever that qualities, feelings, or memories stand out most about that person. It may also reflect similar a style of thinking to that person.

Refer to the themes section for hair for a more in depth look at hair symbolism.

Hands

To dream of hands represents capability, competence, and the ability to do what you want. The ability to execute certain behaviors or skills on your own. The capacity manifest your choices.

To see two hands holding on to each other symbolizes partnership.

To wash your hands represents ridding yourself of a problem or rejecting a sense of responsibility.

To see a hand beckoning you represents an area of your life that is drawing you towards it. Choices, beliefs, or situations that are tempting you.

To dream of losing a hand represents your feelings of being robbed. You can’t do something you want or have something you feel you deserve. A reflection of something that makes you feel limited or at a loss. Feeling diminished or impotent and being unable to do anything about it.

To dream of cutting your hand represents feelings about problems with your capabilities. Feeling hampered or that your skills are being held back by problems. Alternatively, a cut hand may reflect your skills, talents, or abilities being harmed by a negative influence or conflict. Temporarily being unable to do what you want.

Example: A woman hand a recurring dream of having both her hands cut off. In waking life she felt totally reliant on her husband and felt she could do nothing for herself.

Head

To dream of a head represents intellect, attitude, personality or perspective. What guides your choices.

To dream of a head being cut off represents attitudes or perspectives that can no longer control decisions. Evil people losing their heads represents negative thinking patterns such as fears or bad intentions that no longer have any influence over you.

To see a blue head in a dream represents positive choices and decision making.

The head differs from the brain as a symbol in that the head is more about personality and the brain is about processing and figuring things out.

Heart

To dream of a human heart represents your ability to care for or love other people. It may also reflect unconditional love or understanding.

To get heart surgery represents a big change in the way you feel or care. A situation in your life that is making you more sympathetic, caring, or open to being loved. It may also reflect a permanent change in how you love someone.

To dream of valentine heart symbolizes your romantic or sexual interest in another person. A red heart representing a negative or uncaring sexual perspective. A blue heart symbolizes a positive or caring perspective. A purple heart symbolizes powerlessness to love who you want, or your own uncaring feelings towards someone.

To dream of a bleeding heart represents sadness, desperation, despair, or a lack of sympathy. Your feelings may have been hurt or you feel like someone doesn’t care about you.

To dream of being stabbed in the heart represents relationship conflict or feeling that someone cares about hurting your feelings. Heartbreak, pain, or feeling cheated. Emotional hurt.

*Please See Heart Medicine.

*Please See Heart Attack.

Please See H*eartbeat.

Hips

To dream of hips represents potential or possibility. The size or desirability of the hips reflects how certain or ensured certain types of experiences are. How confident you are that you can do something if you want to.

To dream of a beautiful woman with big sexy hips may symbolize the potential to have a desirable experience or the possibility of achieving a desirable goal. Something pleasant or enjoyable that you know is possible.

To dream of having your hips rubbed or touched represents a person or situation that makes you feel confident that something is possible. Something in your life is giving you a signal that there is potential in a certain outcome.

Example: A man once dreamed of seeing a very beautiful woman with big hips walking towards him. In real life he had an opportunity to quit his job for something more comfortable if he chose to. The sexy woman with big hips represented how possible and desirable taking a break from his job was.

Letter J

Jaw

To dream of a jaw represents stubbornness, determination, and will power.

To see a jaw missing represents a loss of confidence, and lack of desire to continue on.

Letter K

Knees

To dream of knees represents conviction, moral strength, and perseverance.

Negatively, knees represent inadequacy, vulnerability, weakness, or surrendering.

To be on your knees or see someone on their knees represents surrender. You or someone else that is giving up, accepting defeat, or becoming subordinate. You may be mentally or emotionally surrendering to some aspect of your personality, or to a situation in your life.

Letter L

Legs

To dream of legs represents independence, momentum, movement, and progress. Think of the term “giving something legs.”

To dream of legs that don’t work represents your feelings of being stifled, held back, or going nowhere.

To dream of losing legs represents a loss of independence, momentum, or progress.

To see crossed legs represents stubbornness, defensiveness, and being close minded.

Lips

To dream of lips represents invitation, or temptation. Something that is beginning to interest you in thinking a certain way or doing something you like.

Lips with red lipstick represent sexual temptation. Usually negative in perspective such as sexual desire for someone you don’t really care about. Lips with red lipstick may also reflect an aspect of your personality that is tempting you.

*Please See *Kissing*.

*Please See *Mouth*.

Lungs

To dream of lungs represents the freedom to think, make choices, or express yourself. It may also symbolize an ability to take your time. Any problems with your lungs may reflect feelings of being suffocated emotionally, being unable to express yourself, or having to rush.

To dream of lung cancer represents a situation that is slowly restricting freedom, choice, or your ability to express yourself. You may also feel that a situation is slowly restricting your ability to relax.

Example: A woman dreamed of having lung cancer. In real life the woman’s daughter was close to getting married and she strongly believed her daughter was too young.

Letter M

Menstruation

To dream of menstruation or being on your period represents a problem or life situation that requires your full attention. Something you have to attend to, or a problem that can’t be ignored.

Dreams of menstruation are common for pregnant women or women about to have their periods because it reflects their feelings about these situations requiring care and undivided attention.

*Please See *Tampons*.

Mouth

To dream of a mouth represents expression of ideas or beliefs.

To see an open mouth represents receptivity or openness to new ideas.

To see a closed mouth represents being unreceptive. It may also represent being uninterested in expressing an idea or belief.

To dream of a mouth that is muzzled or sewn shut symbolizes repression, an the inability to express yourself or to speak freely.

To dream of an open mouth with a blue tongue symbolizes openness to expressing the truth.

*Please See *Lips*.

Letter N

Nakedness

To dream of being naked represents feelings of being vulnerable or exposed. An aspect your life is totally out in the open or susceptible to influence. If you enjoy being naked it may reflect a situation in which you feel free to all restraints. Nothing is holding you back.

To dream of other people being naked represents an aspect of your personality that is vulnerable, exposed, or feeling of powerless. An area of your life has totally opened up to you or has reveal its weaknesses

To see beautiful sexually attractive people naked may represent desirable experiences that you want to have. It may also reflect your sexual desires or fantasies.

Nipples

To dream of nipples represents dependency. If you or someone else is sucking on nipples it symbolizes dependence on certain beliefs, people, or situations.

Neck

To dream of a neck represents the interface between your thoughts and feelings. What you feel and what you actually choose to do in life about those feelings. The connection between your thoughts and actions. Often a symbol for your total commitment to a relationship or situation.

Negatively, a neck symbolizes issues where you may feel one way, but act in another.

Romantically, a neck may represent how committed you are. How dedicated you are both emotionally and physically to someone.

A pain or problem with your neck represents problems with expressing your true feelings or living by what you really believe in.

To dream of putting a necklace around a neck represents a total commitment to a situation or person. You are committed with both mind and action.

Example: A young girl dreamed having a boil on her neck that got worse. In waking life she was regretting her choice to date her boyfriend and slowly beginning to feel awkward around him.

Example 2: A man dreamed of feeling weird giving a girl he liked a necklace. In waking life he was beginning to feel that this girl that he liked was too old for him.

Nose

To see a nose represents your intuitive sense, listening to your gut instincts, or the ability to feel a situation out. A nose may reflect how well you can sense a problem. The dream may also suggest you need to learn more about a situation at hand.

To dream of losing your nose represents an inability to sense problems or feel a situation out. Your sense of intuition is compromised and you aren’t listening to your basic instincts.

To dream that your nose is bleeding represents a problem or distraction that inhibits your intuition or gut instincts. Something is making it harder for you to make the right choices.

To dream of a broken nose represents your sense of intuition or gut instincts being totally compromised. A problem may have permanently sidetracked you or left you “in the dark.” You can’t feel your way out of a problem.

Letter P

Penis

To dream of a penis represents power, virility, and competence. You or some aspect of your personality feels capable or powerful.

To dream of losing your penis in a dream represents emotional impotence or powerlessness. You feel totally ineffective in some area of your life.

To dream of a large penis represents you or some aspect of your personality that is very powerful, capable, or competent. Positively, it may be a sign that you feel in control successful, or more powerful than others. Negatively, it may reflect problems or other people who hold greater power than you do. A problem or competing aspect of your life that is too powerful for you.

To dream of your penis bleeding represents a weakening sense of power, capability, or competence. Your abilities, leverage, or strengths may feel like they are slowly being lost. Losing respect, pride, or feeling embarrassed.

For women and gay men it may also be associated with sexually desirous thoughts.

Pimples

To dream of pimples represents issues with low self-esteem and self-image. You may be self-conscious about something or hoping that a problem you have isn’t noticed. You may feel awkward or out of place in a situation or relationship.

Pinky Finger

To dream of a pinky finger represents your ability to trust or have faith.

To see your pinky finger injured or severed represents a loss of trust or faith.

Pubic Hair

To dream of pubic hair represents sexually desirous thoughts. Shaved pubic hair symbolizes sexual abstinence or giving up your sexual desire for someone.

Letter S

Shoulders

To dream of shoulders represents your sense of responsibility or a burden you carry. Possibly a reflection of secret knowledge or of people you have to take care of.

Skin

To dream of skin represents the mental and emotional boundaries between you, other people, and the events of your life. It’s how you protect or resist attacks on your feelings or ego.

Having no skin would symbolize complete vulnerability to negative influences or emotional attack. Seeing others with no skin would represent aspects of your personality with no ability to resist influences. Positively, seeing someone with no skin may reflect a an aspect of yourself that is experiencing strong emotional influences.

To see creatures that burrow under the skin would symbolize problems that bug you or that have gotten to you.

*Please See Race, Skin Color & Culture.

Spine

To dream of a spine represents moral fortitude. Having principles, standing up for your beliefs, or the strength to persevere. Being spineless would represent selling out, or giving in to negativity.

Stomach

To dream of your stomach or abdomen represents your level of sensitivity. It symbolizes how well you can “stomach” or accept something. How vulnerable you are to having your feelings hurt or allowing something to upset you.

To dream of a perfect stomach or perfect abs represents a carefree attitude. It may also point to insensitivity. Negatively, it may reflect emotional conflict with an issue that embarrasses you or outsmarts you.

If your stomach or abdomen is attacked, injured, or sick in a dream it’s pointing a sensitive issue or problems with acceptance.

To dream of having a dog attack your stomach may reflect your heightened sensitivity about issues you feel other people aren’t listening to you about. It may also reflect how you are ignoring your own safety or well-being to keep yourself from failing or getting behind in life. The dream may be a sign that you need to seek expert advice. Alternatively, the dream may represent something else’s continued vicious personal attacks on issues that make you very sensitive. Fear that something is wrong with you.

Example: A woman had recurring dreams of a vicious dog attacking her stomach. In waking life she felt her family and work life was more important that checking a doctors check up she suspected she needed. When she finally did get a check up she was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died three months later.

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Teeth

To dream of teeth represents your vitality and self-confidence. A reflection of how good you feel about your physical appearance, talents, or anything that gives you status or power.

To dream of teeth falling out represents a loss of power, confidence, or self-esteem in some area of your life. A corrosive situation or feelings of a loss of vitality. Dreams of teeth falling out are common to people aging or who feel they are losing their looks. It’s also common to people who are losing money, a career, or status of some kind.

To dream of a gap in your front teeth represents insecurities about not being as good as you’d like to be. An area of your life that you feel is below standard. You may have flaws that you are always thinking about or constantly wish you could improve. Alternatively, a gap in the teeth of another person may represent your view of another person or situation that fails to meet your all your standards.

Testicles

To dream of testicles represent nerve, confidence, bravery, or courage. You may have decided to face something fearlessly or risk everything.

Alternatively, testicles on someone else may represent a person or situation that braver than you are or more willing to take chances.

Thighs

To dream of a thigh represents stamina, motivation, and the ability to endure. Your ability to perform and get things done.

To dream of admiring your thigh represents satisfaction with your performance or stamina.

To dream of muscular thighs reflects you or some aspect of yourself that has staying power.

To dream of small feminine thighs represents acceptance of limitations. It may also reflect you or an area of your life that is advertising itself to be less powerful than someone else.

Thumb

To dream of a thumb represents your need to get a grip on things. You want stability and control in a situation or relationship. A thumb reflects a wish to keep things the same or not allow anything undesirable to happen. It symbolizes power and ability.

To dream that you have no thumb represents feelings that you lack the ability to keep something exactly the way you want it. You may be experiencing changes that are beyond your ability to control.

To dream of having an abnormally large thumb represents a heightened sense of control or success. You may feel better capable of controlling a situation than others.

To dream of giving a thumbs up represents approval and that you are “okay” to proceed. Giving a thumbs down reflects disapproval.

Example: A woman dreamed that she was going to have her thumb amputated. In real life she was proposed to and because of a past failed marriage she felt her relationship was going to change in ways she didn’t like. Having to amputate the thumb in the dream reflects her feeling that she may forever lose her “grip” on the state of her relationship because of the proposal.

Throat

To dream of your throat in your dream represents expression or the ability to communicate your thoughts and ideas openly.

Being choked would symbolize a person or situation that is preventing you from expressing yourself freely and openly. You can’t speak freely or define yourself in the presence of others.

Example: A woman dreamed of being choked on a bed. In real life she had a husband that didn’t allow her to make any choices.

*Please See Choking.

Toenails

To dream of toenails represents a determination of self-worth based on areas of your life that aren’t easily noticed by others. Things you are proud about privately. A reflection of how valuable you know yourself to be without showing it off.

Toenails may symbolize self-perception about how skilled, talented, intelligent, powerful, or rich you feel yourself to be. Confidence that you don’t feel the need to talk about.

To dream of painting your toenails represents feeling good noticing your strengths or things you are secure about. Feeling that you can’t lose. A strong feeling of confidence that you are too good to lower yourself in ways others do. Negatively, painting your toenails may represent conceit, vanity, or feeling as though you are better than other people.

To dream of cutting your toenails represents maintenance or protection of a secure aspect of your life. Making sure an area of your life that you are totally confident about stays secure. Making sure your reputation, skills, or resources are not diminished. Ensuring that others never see your flaws.

To dream of having long toenails may represent neglect of your strengths. Letting yourself go. A sign that you are not as motivated or focused as you could be. It may also reflect a big distraction in your life.

Toes

To dream of toes represents thoughts that give you a feeling of assurance. Beliefs that keep you confident, secure, stable, and balanced. Something in life that allows you confidently believe that you are not a loser. Things that keep you motivated, prevent you from giving up, or losing control. Your feelings about how secure you are about your “standing in life” or confidently hold a position.

To dream of losing toes represents a loss of confidence or feelings of insecurity. Something that was reassuring you has been lost.

Tongue

To dream of a tongue represents how you speak or express yourself.

To dream of a tongue being ripped out represents you or someone else that is being prevented from speaking or expressing themselves about something. Possibly a reflection of perceived threats or consequences for speaking freely or telling the truth.

To see the color blue on a tongue represents telling the truth, or expressing yourself in a positive way. It may be a sign that you are “coming clean” or trying to be honest.

To see a snakes tongue represents a deceptive manner of speaking or expressing one’s self.

To dream that someone is sticking their tongue out at you represents a person or situation that you feel is taunting or insulting you.

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Ugly

To dream of a person that is ugly represents an aspect of your personality that is unpleasant or undesirable. A situation in your life that doesn’t feel good. It may reflect an issue that you don’t like thinking about or something about yourself that you don’t like.

Alternatively being ugly may reflect poor self-image, insecurity, or guilt. You may feel rejected or judged. Issues with low self-esteem or inadequacy. Insecurities with your physical appearance. You may have deep regret for your actions.

To dream of looking in the mirror and seeing yourself being ugly represents a negative self-perception. You are either insecure about your physical appearance or you have something about yourself that you don’t like.

Urination

To dream of urination represents a form release tension or relief from emotions that you been repressing. You may have finally been able to deal with a problem after keeping quiet for a long period of tie or are experiencing a problem finally resolving itself.

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Vagina

To dream of a vagina represents receptivity or compliance to beliefs, ideas, wishes or goals. How open or accepting you are to what other people want.

The size of the vagina may reflect how receptive you are to someone else’s objectives. The size may also reflect how possible a goal you have is.

The condition of the vagina may reflect how desirable compliance is. A nice desirable vagina represents something that is in demand. An ugly or sick looking vagina may represent undesirable alternatives or a problem interesting others in what you have.

To dream of a child’s vagina may represent a person or situation that you feel is not interesting or desirable enough for you.

For a man to dream of having a vagina represents subordination or lack of control over decisions. You may feel unable to make choices or like you are less powerful than other people.

For a woman to dream of her own vagina may represent her self-perception about womanhood, femininity, or how “ladylike” you feel yourself to be.

*Please See *Menstruation*.

Bugs and insects in dreams are almost represent annoyances. Like animals the dominant characteristic of the bug is usually what is being communicated to you about your own thoughts and emotions.

Ants

To dream of ants represents small annoyances or petty issues thoughts. Ants may be a sign that you are too concerned with an issue that isn’t that big of a deal. Being irritated by endless overtime or compulsive behavior.

Alternatively, ants may reflect how annoying your behavior is to someone else who thinks your compulsive.

Example: A man dreamed of ants all over around him on the ground. In real life he was annoyed by news about an old friend he didn’t like and found it difficult to stop thinking about it.

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Bedbugs

To dream of bedbugs represents feelings of uneasiness or annoyance about a situation that has been deemed unacceptable. You may feel frustrated or bothered that something in your life isn’t good enough. Bedbugs may indicate that you feel forced to change something that you believe is adequate. They may also reflect criticism you’ve received.

Negatively, bedbugs may be a sign that you are bottling up negative emotions. You may need to express your true feelings. They may also reflect sensitivity to criticism or your dislike for change.

Beetles

To dream of beetles represents thoughts and feelings of something in your waking life being compromised or ruined.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a beetle on his couch. In real life he had experienced his father throwing a sharp object at the couch ripping a hole in it.

Bees

To dream of bees represents hard work and industrious behavior. Either hard work that you are involved with, or that you feel will be required of you. Busy thoughts or feeling frantic.

Bee dreams are common around moments with collective social expectations like weddings, funerals, college selection, and childbirth.

To dream of being stung by bees represents conflicting expectations about hard work that is excessive, or that you really don’t want to do. Something that may be unfulfilling, boring, or that you feel will take too long to finish. To be stung on your hands may symbolize hard work that ties you down, hampers success, or prevents you doing what you want.

Butterfly

To dream of a butterfly represents issues that are special or important to you that you are sensitive about losing. It may also reflect a fear of loss. You might be sensitive about having to change something you like. Butterflies generally represent personal interests or relationships that we don’t want give up or change. Alternatively, a butterfly may represent something you feel you need to be perfectly careful about or that you don’t want to scare away.

To dream of a butterfly flying away from you represents having to let go of something special or important to you. It may also reflect a change you feel forced to make.

Butterflies commonly appear in the dreams of people who have experienced a death of a friend or family member. The butterfly reflects their sensitive feelings about having to let go of the loved one.

Butterflies tend to show up in dreams when something you are emotionally invested in is threatened or criticized. You don’t want to give something up or be embarrassed away from something you love. You may have a passion, interest, or person that you feel is important to keep. A butterfly can also point to criticism of things you enjoy, or caring about what other people think.

Example: A man once dreamed of seeing a yellow butterfly. In real life he was taking vitamin supplements that he didn’t want his doctors finding out about because he feared they’d make him stop taking them. The butterfly reflected the importance he gave to these supplements for improving his health and the fear of losing these benefits if the doctors found out about them.

Example 2: A young girl dreamed of her house being filled with butterflies. In real life she had a hobby that she loved that was being criticized. The butterflies represented her sensitive feelings about her hobby being criticized. She didn’t want to change anything she was doing.

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Caterpillar

To dream of a caterpillar represents an aspect of your personality that is adamant. Choices or decisions that you are impervious to influence or interference. You or someone else that doesn’t care about anything except doing what they want.

Example: A young man dreamed of playing with a caterpillar with a friend who didn’t like him doing it. In real life he had made a final decision to change schools which his friend was not pleased about.

Centipedes

To dream of a centipede represents beliefs or situations that you feel are so unpleasant that you’ll do anything to avoid them. It may also reflect feelings about enemies that annoy you or putting up with people you really don’t like. Feeling bothered by someone or something that is imposing itself on you.

Negatively, it may also reflect insecurity that is preventing you from speaking up when someone or something you really don’t like is imposing itself.

*Please See Millipedes.

Cobwebs

To dream of a cobweb represents negativity in your life that you’ve neglected because it seems hopeless or pointless. Living with a problem that you’ve gotten used to or can’t find a solution for. Noticing negativity that you can’t do anything about. A cobweb is a sign that you aren’t doing enough about an issue.

Alternatively, the dream is a sign that you are neglecting your responsibilities, talents, or some issue.

To dream of getting rid of cobwebs represents behavior that is focused on dealing with problems that have gotten out of hand. You may have being putting up with something that you’ve finally chosen to do something about.

Cockroaches

To dream of cockroaches represents thoughts and feeling of undesirability. Something you really don’t want in your life. (e.g. a bad haircut)

Example: A young man dreamed of being surrounded by cockroaches. In real life he met an old friend who expressed love to him. He was extremely uncomfortable with this expression of love. The cockroaches reflected how undesirable it was to have this friend be so honest with him about his feelings.

Crickets

To dream of crickets represents a situation where you feel that nothing is happening or that’s leading nowhere.

Example: A woman dreamed of hearing crickets. In real life she wasn’t sure if a relationship she was in for 3 months was going anywhere.

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Dragonfly

To dream of a dragonfly represents asserting one’s self or telling someone to “f*ck off.” Making it obvious or rudely stating that you don’t care about anything someone else is thinking.

To be attacked by a dragonfly symbolizes an interaction with someone else where you were insensitive to their feelings. You may have said or did something that was cold or insensitive to another person. Alternatively, an attack by a dragonfly may represent a person or situation that was cold, rude or insensitive to you. Someone may have asserted themselves in a way that doesn’t feeling good for you.

Example: A woman dreamed of holding a dragonfly in her hand that died. In waking life she was planning to dump her boyfriend, but then changed her mind.

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Earthworms

To dream of earthworms represents feelings about preferring to stay unnoticed. It may also reflect feelings of being annoyed that someone else wants you to stay unnoticed whenever you try to get attention. People or situations that annoying elude your grasp when you get close to them.

To dream that you are an earthworm represents feelings about yourself embarrassing or annoying other people with never giving them attention or going in public. You may be aware of yourself choosing to avoid someone with any excuse possible. You may be especially “earthy” or down to earth at the moment.

Example: A high-school girl dreamed of having her best friend dump earthworms all over her. In real life she was trying to ask a boy to a dance and her friend would always interrupt her whenever she got close to the boy. The earthworms reflected her feelings about being annoyed that she was forced to choose to not get any attention whenever her friend interrupted.

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Fleas

To dream of fleas represents irritating problems that are difficult to ignore. They often symbolize a hard dose of reality that you can’t stand, or something that constantly provokes you.

Fleas on a dog represents an irritant or annoying problem that effects your ability to be confident. A distraction that makes it harder to believe in yourself or feel in control.

Flies

To dream of flies represents a recurring distraction or annoyance. A problematic person or situation that keeps coming back despite your best attempt to get rid of it. A problem that is so annoying that you can’t think of anything else.

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Grasshoppers

To dream of a grasshopper represents your feelings about a person or situation that always seems to outsmart you.

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Hornets

To dream of a hornet represents a person or situation that is a lingering threat, or problem that is lying beneath the surface. You may have a fear of reprisal from standing up for yourself, or concerns about a situation getting out of control.

To be stung by a hornet symbolizes anger, vengeance, and revenge.

A hornet’s nest would symbolize a very sensitive issue you want to steer clear of. You may be concerned about a possible confrontation.

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Ladybugs

To dream of a ladybug represents thoughts or feelings you have about being responsible, careful, or doing the right thing. It suggests maturity.

The reason for this is because when anyone sees a ladybug they feel the need to protect it, or put it own somewhere safe.

If you see a lot of ladybugs in a dream it may be suggesting that something in your life is making you feel like you are being overwhelmed with responsibility and can’t be as carefree as you once were.

If you are attacked by ladybugs it may suggest that unpleasant thoughts and feelings about having to be responsible or careful. Maturity in some form is being forced upon you.

Leeches

To dream of leeches represents negative thoughts and feelings about something you feel is sucking the life out of you. Alternatively, a leech may reflect something dangerous that you want to get away from right away.

There is something you really want to separate from in your life that drains your good spirit, vigor, and confidence. A leech may also reflect a person or situation that you feel is draining your finances.

Example: A man dreamed of leeches attaching to his leg as he crossed a river. In waking life he was experiencing annoying increasing medical expenses for his sick wife.

Lice

To dream of lice represents thoughts and feelings of being unclean physically or emotionally. You may feel guilt, regret, used, dirty, or like you’re not good enough. Alternatively, lice may reflect people or situations that you wish to distance yourself from.

Locusts

To dream of locusts represents devastation or the belief that you may lose everything that you’ve worked for.

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Maggots

To dream about maggots represents feelings of unease, discomfort, regret, nausea, or feeling that something is lost forever. You may be uncomfortable with a situation or something you did. You may also have regret for something that you’ve lost or a mistake that can’t be fixed.

Example: A young woman dreamed of maggots after experiencing her father abandoning her in real life after a paternity test came back positive. The maggots reflected her unease with knowing her father wanted nothing to do with her and her regret for having the test done.

Example 2: A young woman dreamed of maggots crawling on her. In real life she had enormous difficulty forgiving herself for hurting her ex-boyfriend. The maggots reflected the great discomfort that the thought of hurting him gave her.

Millipedes

To dream of millipedes represents feelings of being annoyed by a person or situation that is bigger or more powerful than you are comfortable with. Annoyance with people that you can’t be easily dismissed or ignored. Having to put up with people or situations that ignorantly dismiss or over look you.

*Please See Centipedes.

Mosquitoes

To dream of mosquitoes represents an annoying interference. You may feel that your good nature or innocence is being taken advantage of. Something that gets in the way of happiness or achieving your goals when you’re carefree or trying to enjoy yourself.

A mosquito may also be a sign that you feel taken advantage of or feel overwhelmed by small problems.

Moths

To dream of a moth represents a person or situation that is imposing itself on you. Something you or someone else is forced to deal with.

Example: A woman dreamed of a white moth. In real life a relative had died. The moth reflected her feelings about how the death and funeral imposed on her life. A problem she didn’t want to deal with, but felt forced to.

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Parasites

To dream of a parasite represents a person or situation that you feel is living off your energy or resources. You may feel that someone is draining your money, power, or opportunities. Problems, or responsibilities that hold you back or make you feel like you can’t do what you really want.

Pill Bug / Potato Bug / Sow-bug

To dream of a pill-bug represents shyness or introversion. Your feelings about a problem in your life that makes it difficult to be yourself around others.

Example: A young man dreamed of a crying pill-bug crawling on his arm. In real life he was very shy with women and found it difficult to speak to them when he was around them.

Praying Mantis

To dream of a praying mantis represents your feelings about a person or situation that has a total disregard for your feelings. Feeling that someone is intentionally unsupportive. It may also reflect your feelings about a person scares you that they will never listen to you. Feeling forced to face your fear.

A praying mantis may also reflect your own attempts to pressure people with fear or un-bearableness to get them to go away. Insensitively subjecting others to their fear.

Positively, a praying mantis may reflect forcing others to face their fears when they don’t want to.

A praying mantis is a common symbol for people who take drugs and have bad trips because it reflects the person’s feelings about how unbearable it feels that the negative experience will not stop.

Ayahuasca users commonly report seeing a praying mantis while intoxicated by the tea. The praying mantis in this case most likely symbolizes the negative feelings some may have after taking the tea when they get bad trips, vomiting, or diarrhea. It may also point to the disappointment a lot of people get from ayahausca because they expected a positive experience and instead were forced to face fear or unpleasant memories.

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Scorpions

To dream of a scorpion represents the expectation for pain or hardship. A lingering possibility for bad news or an altercation. A potential for retaliation or a threat that keeps you on edge. It may also reflect an expectation of painful news or an unpleasant situation. A feeling of not knowing when a suspected problem is finally going to rear it’s head or when a “death blow” will strike.

To dream of being bitten by a scorpion represents the realization of pain or hardship that you were expecting. Something bad happened that you were hoping wouldn’t happen.

Example: A woman dreamed of a scorpion sitting on her shoulder. In real life she was having a long distance relationship and constantly feared her partner would grow bored and end it. The scorpion reflected her constant feeling that a painful breakup was always possible.

Example 2: An employee dreamed of seeing a customer turning into a scorpion. In real life the employee hated dealing with this customer and was constantly on edge because they always knew the customer might return and ruin their day.

Example 3: A man dreamed of desperately trying to kill a scorpion. In waking life he was struggling to find ways to fight off a stubborn infection his child had while hoping it wouldn’t return.

Slugs

To dream of slugs represents strong feelings of prejudice or disgust. An issue or problem that is seen to be so unpleasant that you don’t want to do anything about it.

Snails

To dream of a snail represents impatience or boredom. Your thoughts about something that is really slow or that’s taking too long.

Spiders

To dream of a spider represents feeling trapped or hopeless. A negative situation that feels inevitable or impossible to escape. Beliefs about a things that you think are permanent or will never go away.

Alternatively, spiders may reflect irrational beliefs. Powerful insecurities that prevent you from doing what you want in life. Irrational fears that prevent you from enjoying yourself, or desires for things you don’t believe you can ever have.

Positively, a spider may represent a positive area of your life that is intricate and patient. Inevitable success based on skill. This would usually be represented by blue or white spiders.

*Please See *Tarantulas*.

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Tapeworms

To dream of a tapeworm symbolizes an aspect of your personality that continually takes what’s rightfully yours. A person or situation that keeps robbing you of things you deserve or that you’ve earned.

Example: A young man dreamed of removing a tapeworm. In real life he had removed his wisdom teeth after experiencing a long period of nagging pain. The tapeworm reflected his feelings about his aching teeth being a distraction that prevented him from living as he felt he was supposed to.

Termites

To dream of termites represents feeling assailed by an unwelcome situation. Annoyance or disappointment that something totally fails to meet expectations. You may not like the idea of having to make a change, replace something, or move on. It may also reflect a surprise that some area of your life isn’t as perfect as you thought it was.

Example: A man dreamed that the foundation of his house was infested by termites. In real life he was being forced to except an early retirement. The termites in the foundation reflected how unwelcome early retirement was to the foundation of his life.

Ticks

To dream of ticks represents an annoyance in your life that forces you to be extra careful. An exhausting need to stay perfect or appear perfect to others. Never getting to enjoy yourself because you are too concerned with being cautious of a mistake. Always feeling on the edge.

Ticks coming out of a mouth may be symbolic of constant nagging or criticism that prevents you from relaxing.

Example: A girl dreamed of ticks that she couldn’t get off her no matter how hard she tried. In real life she was having a difficult time being accepted by her boyfriend’s mother who made her feel as though nothing she did was ever right.

Example 2: A man dreamed of ticks coming into his house and the more he killed them the faster they came in. In waking life he was having serious marital problems. The ticks reflected his inability to please his wife and his constant feeling of being on guard from angering her again.

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Wasps

To see a wasp in you dream represents hatred, vengeance, or angry jealousy. You or someone you know that is experiencing a bitter conflict with someone else.

To dream of killing a wasp represents overcoming enemies or bitter conflicts.

Worms

To dream of a worm represents weakness, degradation, filth and general negativity. Feelings about something that is spoiled or ruined. You may have a very low opinion of yourself or of someone in your life.

Alternatively, dreaming about a worm may reflect a person who is untrustworthy or slick.

*Please See *Earthworms*.

Dreaming of Motor Vehicles

Vehicles in dreams represent your ability to make decisions in a given situation or the extent to which you feel in control of the direction your life is taking. Operating a vehicle reflects how influential you or some aspect of your personality is as you progress through a situation.

The type of vehicle represents your attitudes and approaches to life situations. People who drive your car represent personality traits you have or projections of other people that are guiding your choices. People riding along with you in a vehicle reflect aspects of your personality that are influencing your choices or the outcome of situations.

Certain vehicle models may reflect the psychological style that you or someone else is using to achieve goals or avoid what you fear. Cheap or rundown vehicles reflect vulnerability or a lack of resources. Expensive or powerful vehicles reflect effectiveness or a direction in life that is unstoppable.

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Airplanes

To dream of an airplane represents the trajectory or momentum of plans, ideas, or projects that you wish to “get off the ground.” Positively, airplanes are a reflection of successful experiences that are progressing. Everything coming together to ensure a desired controlled outcome.

Negatively, airplanes may reflect the realization plans, ideas, or projects that aren’t working out as expected. Everything seems to be coming together to ensure an outcome that can’t be stopped. Alternatively, an airplane may reflect frustration or jealousy at seeing someone else succeeding or gaining momentum with their plans. Not liking experiencing someone doing something you can’t do or are unable to stop.

To dream of missing a flight represents lost opportunities or feeling that everything that could go wrong is going wrong. Plans are not working out as you had hoped. You may be juggling too many responsibilities. Something you are striving for is elusive. Pushing harder may not be a good solution to your problems. It may be a good idea to slow down. Better planning or preparation may be helpful.

To dream of an airplane taking off symbolizes plans, ideas, or projects taking off. There is momentum or progress. It may also reflect a situation that can’t be stopped.

To dream of an airplane crashing represents a loss of momentum, progress, or confidence. Plans or projects that you thought would work suddenly fail.

To dream of an airplane that aborts a flight represents delays or disappointments with plans or projects you have.

To dream of flying on a plane to another country represents the realization of plans or choices leading a different mental state. A current situation is moving you towards completely different emotions or focus.

Dreams of airplanes can sometimes reflect our feelings about people dying or the journey of death. For example, a elderly man dreamed of his deceased wife having caught an earlier plane then him. The dream most likely symbolized his feelings about his journey to the afterlife being close at hand after experiencing his wife’s death.

*Please See Countries And Cities.

Example 1: A woman dreamed of being on an airplane that always got aborted. In real life she was having problems turning a hobby of hers into a business venture. Problems kept arising that delayed her goals.

Example 2: A man dreamed of an airplane taking off in the dark. In real life they had a coworker that was about to release an ambitious business plan during very uncertain times.

Example 3: A man dreamed seeing an airplane in a hanger. In real life he was unemployed and very bored waiting for another job.

Example 4: A woman dreamed about missing an airplane to New York. In waking life she was very anxious about a business trip to New York being successful because she would miss out on an entire season to showcase her products if anything went wrong at all.

*Please See *Airport*.

*Please See Airplane Tickets.

*Please See Flight Attendant.

*Please See *Landing*.

Ambulance

To dream of an ambulance represents urgent decisions, or doing whatever it takes to deal with a problem.

An ambulance reflects an emotional or situational crisis, or a problem that requires a quick response.

Antifreeze

To dream of antifreeze represents decisions which are proactive or focused on preparedness. Making sure everything is in order before you proceed with a more important decision.

Example: A woman dreamed of pouring oil into an engine where the antifreeze was supposed to go. In real life she had an important decision to make that she felt she was too comfortable putting off. The oil in the antifreeze tank reflected her wish to smooth things over with procrastination and excuses (oil) instead of making necessary preparations for her bigger decision (antifreeze).

Antique Cars

To dream of antique or old fashioned cars represents current decisions in an area of your life being influenced by the past or by nostalgia.

If an old fashioned car is black or red this symbolizes your thoughts and decisions being too influenced by the past, or return to unhealthy habits or views. You need to focus more on what’s happening now and to the future.

Example: A man dreamed of a black antique car in his parking lot. In real life he was thinking about being with an ex-girlfriend whom he had a very unhealthy relationship with.

Army Tanks

To dream of an army tank represents decision making that is defensively expressing power. You or someone else that is stubbornly forcing certain choices or actions.

ATV

To dream of an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) represents your choices and decision making ability when you are willing to do anything to solve a problem. A no holds barred attitude to problem solving.

If you see another person driving an ATV it represents an aspect of your personality that is guiding your decisions when you are highly motivated to solve a problem.

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Bicycle

To dream of a bicycle represents psychological or emotional balancing. There is an issue in your life where you are trying balance yourself or stay away from negativity. A reflection of your attempt to master a situation or take control of a problem. Trying to mentally or emotionally prevent yourself from “falling off” or losing stability.

If you have problems riding a bicycle, it symbolizes trouble, worries, or bad habits that are making it difficult to maintain a positive state.

Example: A man dreamed of driving a bicycle through a forest. In real life he was suicidal and trying his best to stay optimistic and find purpose to live.

Blimp

To dream of a blimp represents the very slow realization of plans. Positively, it may reflect taking your time to think about something you are involved with or deep patience. It points to comfort with inaction, or no big concerns to make a move or deal with something. You’re sitting on a issue, and weighing your options.

Negatively, a blimp may reflect the realization of goals that are taking painfully long to complete.

Booster Cables

To dream of booster cables represents a need for energy or resources to jumpstart your goals. Getting something started or restarted. You or someone else that needs their plans or ideas to have power breathed into them. Booster cables may reflect a means to empower decision-making or a direction in life.

Breakdown

To dream that your vehicle breaks down represents overexerting yourself, pushing yourself too hard, or going beyond your limits. You may be driving yourself toward physical difficulties, hardships, and even illness. You need to take better care of yourself or reevaluate your choices and alternatives.

Alternatively, a vehicle breakdown may represent resources, confidence, or relationships that are being stretched too thin.

Bus

To dream of a bus represents a situation in your life that feels unpleasant or unbearable to have to be patient with. A situation that isn’t working out the way you wanted it to or feeling that some area of your life is taking too long. A bus may reflect unwanted disappointments or delays as you move towards your desired goals.

To dream that you are waiting for a bus represents an awareness that delays, setback, or a long wait is at hand. You are waiting or preparing for an experience that you don’t really want to have.

If you miss a bus it represents missed opportunities to deal with problems that require patience. You may missed an opportunity to get started on a problem that takes a long time or work to finish off.

To dream of a luxury bus represents feelings of comfort as you feel forced to patiently wait for something in your life to happen. Enjoyable distractions as you put up with a long wait.

Example: A girl dreamed of yelling at a guy while riding a bus. In real life she felt rejected and frustrated with a guy she liked that wasn’t responding or “getting” her signals. The bus reflected the unpleasant feelings she had about how long it was taking to meet someone she could fall in love with.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of getting on a bus and being told she was disgusting. In waking life she had just been diagnosed with cervical cancer. The bus represented the unpleasant feelings associated with waiting patiently to treat her illness.

Example 3: A man dreamed of standing in line to get on a bus and then watching the people in front of him get shot with a gun. The bus left, and he was uninjured. In waking life he was waiting to undergo important long-term testing at work and witnessed his co-workers getting fired for incompetence before the testing began. The dream reflected his fear of being caught incompetent and realizing that he had to temporarily delay his long-term testing to save his job.

Letter C

Cable Car

To dream of a San Francisco cable car (streetcar) represents a journey or experience in life that is both pleasant and unstoppable. A pleasurable recurring experience. Often a symbol for successful people waiting for their paychecks.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a San Francisco Street on fire. In real life he was independently wealthy from an automated web business that was under threat from competition.

*Please See *Streetcar*.

Camper

To dream of a camper represents a direction in life that is focused on necessity and unpredictability. It’s your ability to make decisions during a difficult time where you are still sheltered from harsh realities.

A camper may reflect choices you make during an unpredictable phase while still having the resources and family support needed to keep you safe. A common symbol for unemployed people who have family or friends supporting them.

Example: A man dreamed of getting out of a camper to walk down a road that he didn’t trust. In real life he had just landed a new job after being unemployed and living off savings for 2 months. He was uncertain about how well the job was going to turn out.

Canoe

To dream of a canoe represents your thoughts and feelings of ease and adaptability as you navigate uncertainty or negative situations. A balanced approach to confronting change and life challenges. You are emotionally balanced, feeling powerful, and in control.

To dream of a canoe that is upside down represents abandonment or neglect of an balanced approach to problem solving. You may feel unable to easily navigate uncertainty in your life.

Cars

Cars in dreams represent your ability to make decisions in a given situation or the extent to which you feel in control of the direction your life is taking. Operating a car reflects how influential you or some aspect of your personality is as you progress through a situation. Who or what is in control of a decision or the way your life is going.

The type of car represents your attitudes and approaches to life situations involving decisions or controlling outcomes. The type of car may also reflect how you feel as you go about making certain decisions. People who drive your car represent aspects of yourself or projections of other people who are guiding your choices. People riding along with you in a car reflect aspects of your personality that are influencing your choices or problems that are “coming along for the ride” as work towards a goal. Pregnant woman often dream of driving big truck, buses, or difficult to maneuver cars.

Certain car models may reflect the psychological style that you or someone else is using to achieve goals or avoid what you fear. Cheap or rundown vehicles reflect vulnerability or a lack of resources. Expensive or powerful vehicles reflect effectiveness or a direction in life that is unstoppable.

To dream of getting a new car may represent a new approach to life as you take on a new relationship, new job, or start a new project. A fresh start or new way of going about your business.

To dream of being unable to find your car represents feelings that the rules of a situation are not working out for you. Feeling that you have not gotten what you bargained for, or that a certain kind of decision-making is not giving you the satisfaction that you thought it would. A situation that leaves you feeling embarrassed or confused. You may feel that there is no meaning to some area of your life. You may not know what you really want to do with your life or where you want to go.

To dream of a stolen car represents feelings of being stripped of your identity or ability to make effective decisions. It reflect the loss of your job, a failed relationship, or some situation where you feel your role or momentum has been compromised.

To dream of a car that won’t start represents feelings of being unable to make a situation work to your advantage. Feeling unable to start making decisions because of problems, delays, or frustrations.

To dream of fixing your car represents your attempt to get back on track in your life. Trying to restore a decision-making process in your life that you were sidetracked from with problems or delays. Getting back your ability to control the direction your life is taking. Restoring your ability to progress or push ahead in some area of your life. Negatively, fixing your car may reflect feelings of being sidetracked or prevented from doing what you feel you should be doing.

Older or elderly people may dream of cars that are too damaged or worn out to repair, often reflecting the aging process making certain areas of their lives impossible to continue with.

To dream of a car that is sinking in water represents feelings of being overwhelmed by uncertainty as you attempt to take control of a situation. Decision making abilities that are being overpowered by negative emotions or problems that are too big to control.

For more on cars and vehicles see our cars themes section.

Example: A woman dreamed of losing her car. In waking life she was unhappy with the direction of her career because it had not brought her the happiness that she had expected it would. The lost car reflected how loss and confusion that her career gave her.

*Please See Accident.

*Please See Breakdown.

*Please See Driving.

Car Battery

To dream of a car battery represents your energy level and ability to carry out work, projects, or function in relationships. Feeling too tired or empty to even start doing something. Diminished energy or enthusiasm.

If you dream of a dead car battery it symbolizes your thoughts and feelings of being drained, overworked, stressed out, or involved in a draining relationship or life situation.

Car Tires

To dream of car tires represents your degree of confidence, self-esteem, and the condition of the ego as you pursue goals. Confidence is reflected in how over or under-inflated the tires are.

To dream of a flat tire by symbolize a lack of confidence.

Bald or worn out tires symbolize feelings of powerlessness or a lack of traction to attain desires and goals.

Nails or punctures in the tires represent your thoughts and feelings of criticism you’ve received, or issues that take away confidence and “deflate” your self-esteem.

Spare tires represent thoughts and feelings you have about alternative choices, or backup plans.

Classic Cars

To dream of classic cars represents your decision making ability or control over situations where quality is an issue. Some area of your life where you feel that you never go out of style or are just as good as you always were.

Consider the make of car and how it makes you feel.

Example: A woman in her 60’s dreamed of a well tuned “classic car.” In waking life she was quite happy with herself for having maintained her physical appearance so well over the years. She claimed that she was the same weight she was when she was in high-school.

Convertible

To dream of a convertible represents total realization of decisions or choices. A reflection of your decision making ability or how “in control” you are when there is nothing to stop you from achieving a goal. People or situations seem to align with your views or choices.

A red or black convertible is symbolic of negative or excessive achievement. Your choices or goals may be totally realized, but your intentions may not be genuine or balanced.

Cruise Ship

To dream of a cruise ship represents a relaxed approach to uncertainty or negative situations. Taking it easy during a troubled time.

Alternatively, you may be enjoying deep self-reflection or exploring your problems.

Example: A young man dreamed of seeing himself looking over the side of a cruise ship into the ocean. In real life he was spending a lot of time thinking about his problems and examining his dreams. The cruise ship reflected how enjoyable it was for him to do this while alone.

Letter D

Double Decker Bus

To dream of a double decker bus represents an interesting or exciting alternative. A different approach to the same problem or an alternative way of thinking.

To dream of riding on the top floor of a double decker bus represents new opportunities that are being completely taken advantage of. You may be very enthusiastic about a new possibility.

To dream of riding on the bottom floor of a double decker bus represents a lack of enthusiasm for new opportunities or possibilities.

Driving

To dream of driving a vehicle represents full control of decision-making or the direction a situation you are experiencing is taking. Controlling or navigating the direction in life you are headed. Increased feelings of controlling outcomes or your destiny. Whoever is driving reflects the quality or aspect of yourself that is influencing your current path.

If you are driving and can’t see the road ahead it’s a sign that you do not know where you are headed in life or don’t know what to expect in the near future.

To dream of driving and missing your turn may be a sign that you are not paying adequate attention to a situation. Awareness of yourself not having cared enough about what is going on. Oversights or frustrations about having to start over or “turn around.”

To dream of driving big or bulky vehicles may reflect sensitive decision making about very important or awkward situations. It may also reflect problems with your ability to physically move around. Pregnant women, people with weight gain, or leg casts often have these types of dreams.

To dream that you are driving at night, suggests that you are feel a lack of confidence or enthusiasm for the direction in life you are headed. You feel that something is not as good as it used to or has taken a turn fo the worst. You may be unsure of where you are headed in life. You may be experiencing obstacles toward your goals. You may not feel good making certain decisions or you are afraid to continue on. You may be feeling apprehensive about the future.

If your view is blocked or obstructed while you are driving it reflects distractions or setbacks. If you are driving down a curvy road it represents difficulties in achieving your goals due to a lack of stability or certainty. You may even feel that your direction in life never stays the same.

To dream that you car has poor controls or missing parts represents a compromised sense of control of a current situation.

Example: A woman dreamed of 5 year-old girl she knew driving her car. This young girl was someone she felt was spoiled. In waking life she felt her own behavior had been very childish when dealing with a situation.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of an Italian man driving her car. In waking life she was having very strong sexual drives. The Italian man most likely reflect her assertive need to encourage feeling good with her husband.

Example 3: A young girl dreamed of having a crazy woman driving a car she was in. In waking life she had been taken to another country by her mother despite her objections and felt totally out of control of her life.

*Please See *Cars*.

Drunk Driving

To dream of drunk driving represents decision making or a direction in life where you are obsessed with certain ideas, beliefs, or situations. A sign that you may be going a bit overboard with what you are doing. It may be a good idea to slow down a bit or be a little more moderate. Negatively, you may starting to lose self-control or putting others at risk with your obsessions.

Dump Truck

To dream of a dump truck represents a emotional or situational payload. Decision-making or a direction in life that is preparing a lot of something for someone else. Possibly a reflection of a major change or big consequences to come.

Negatively, dreaming of a dump truck may reflect your need to get rid of a burden that you’re carrying around with you. A lot of anger, guilt, or problems that you are about to drop on someone.

Letter F

Fire Engine / Fire Truck

To dream of a fire engine or fire truck represents your decision making ability focused on solving a problem that has gotten out of control. It may also reflect another person or situation that helps you to solve a problem that is getting out of hand.

Forklift

To dream of a forklift represents decisions or self-control that’s focused on rearranging ideals or priorities. A forklift may reflect noticeable or dramatic concessions. It may also point a situation that motivates you to reconsider your views or priorities. You or someone you know may feel the need to put off certain goals or pursue more pertinent objectives.

To dream of being chased by someone on a forklift may represent a fear of change or a wish to avoid giving up certain priorities or goals.

To dream of having an accident with a forklift may represent misplaced priorities. You may have had a “change of heart” that you ended up regretting.

Letter G

Garbage Truck

To dream of a garbage truck represents decisions or a direction in life that allows you to always not have to notice negativity. A choice or new method of thinking that always spares you of a problem.

Example: A young man dreamed of killing a childhood enemy and sticking his body in the back of a garbage truck. In waking life he was experiencing hair loss due to an illness and feared embarrassment. He had also just purchased a hat to hide his problem. The garbage truck represent his new hat being a way to always avoid the embarrassment of his hair loss problem.

Gas Station

To dream of a gas station represents habits that give you emotional or psychological sustenance. Something you need to have or need to feel in order to continue with an ongoing challenge. Gas stations reflect a need for energy or resources in order to move forward with goals.

A gas station may be a sign that you’ve “run out of gas” or need to recalibrate in order to carry on.

Gas Tank

To dream of an empty gas tank represents a need to reenergize or reinvigorate your life in some way. A “loss of steam” in your life or relationships. You may feel drained or overextended.

Please See *Gasoline.

Gasoline

To dream of gasoline represents emotional or psychological sustenance. Something that provides the energy, resources, or motivation to move forward. A sign that your life needs to be reenergized in some way. There may be a situation in your life that you are struggling to get a handle on.

Golf Cart

To dream of a golf cart represent a leisurely approach to decision making.

Negatively, it suggests that not enough is being done to solve problems, or correct negative thinking patterns.

Please See *Golf.

Other Letters

Headlights

To dream of headlights represents your level of awareness or how well you are paying attention to the “road ahead” in life. Trouble with headlights suggests a lack of awareness.

If you are driving in the dark without headlights it represents a lack of mindfulness. You’re unable to see potential obstacles or problems that may be coming up in the near future.

Example: A man dreamed that his father was driving in the dark without headlights. In real life he felt that his father was making hasty and irresponsible decisions with the family business.

Helicopter

To dream of a helicopter represents plans or projects that are getting off the ground and allow you full discretion. Starting something that allows you to take your time or not be influenced by others while doing it. Full control as you begin something. A project you can do at your own pace.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing someone in a helicopter shoot shooting a machine gun. In waking life was experiencing stress relief and increased confidence after moving homes and was able to get off her medication. The helicopter reflected her moving and new found independence to live freer and at her own pace.

Example 2: A man dreamed of a helicopter coming towards him. In waking life he got a lot of time off work and was able to start a computer project with his free time. The helicopter reflected how he was able to stop and start his computer project at his leisure.

Highway

To dream of a highway represents situations in your life where you are experiencing momentum or progress. A situation is moving along quickly.

If you’re pulled off to the side of the road, have an accident, or find yourself driving a vehicle in poor condition it may symbolize problems or emotional issues you are experiencing during fast paced situations. Difficulties or delays you are having while “moving ahead” with something.

Example: A young man dreamed of having a head on collision while getting off the highway. In waking life his friend found out that he slept with his ex-girlfriend whom he had just broke up with. The highway reflected the fast pace of the adulterous relationship.

Hot Air Balloon

To dream of a hot air balloon represents thoughts and emotions you have of “rising above” a situation. You are being a bigger better person, or looking at life in a more positive or confident way. It may also reflect a more mature or intelligent perspective on a situation.

To see a hot air balloon crash symbolizes problems with forgiveness, acceptance, and understanding others. You may also be falling back into depression, pessimism, or negative thinking patterns.

To dream of a red hot air balloon represents “rising above” others in a negative or excessive way. For example, one might reclaim lost power in a relationship over a bad bully, but then begin to become arrogant and cocky.

Hummer

To dream of a hummer represents decisions or self-control that totally lacks conservation. All resources and power are used to deal with problems or make choices. Being completely unwilling to compromise or conserve in a situation you are experiencing.

Positively, a hummer may reflect a strong level of motivation to use all your resources to solve a problem. Negatively, a hummer may reflect arrogance, wastefulness, or a total disregard for others feelings.

Example: A man dreamed of driving a hummer that was being fired on by guns. In real life he was suicidal and was using all his life savings to explore and find spiritual purpose.

Jeep

To dream of a jeep represents decision making where you are only concerned with doing things you own way. Not needing anyone else. A direction in life where you can’t be told what to do or people can’t control you. Freedom on interfering motives. Free or independent lifestyle choices.

Jet

To dream of a jet represents involvement in some fast pace project or undertaking. A plan or project is getting off the ground very quickly.

Jet Ski

To dream of a jet ski represents an enthusiastic approach to uncertainty or enjoying confrontation with negative situations. It may reflect a eagerness to deal with problems. Alternatively, a jet ski may be a sign that you gain pleasure from risk or confrontation.

To dream of problems with a jet ski my represent a person or situation that prevents you from confronting problems in full force.

License Plate

To dream of a license plate represents how we are identified or viewed by others. It reflects how our reputation, personality, or status is perceived by someone else.

A license plate is a symbol for how our decisions allow others to form opinions about us. Making out someone else’s plate is then a metaphor for labelling someone based on the decisions they’ve made.

Limo

To dream of a limousine represents decision-making or a direction in life that where everything is being done for you. You may be noticing other people doing all the work for you in some situation. A limo may reflect power, wealth and prestige as you are catered to.

Mercedes Benz

To dream of a mercedes benz represents decision making that is centered in established superiority, permanent entitlement to power, or certainty about your degree of tenure. Situations were you feel you can’t lose ever again.

Negatively, a mercedes benz may reflect arrogance, strong feelings, too much entitlement, or showing off with power that can’t be removed.

Alternatively, a mercedes benz may represent jealousy of someone who you feel may have too much power or embarrasses you by making you feel that they are better than you. It may also point to a fear of never being able to outdo someone or be better than someone who has established themselves.

Minivan

To dream of a minivan represents decision making that is careful and responsible.

Mobile Crane / Crane Crawler

To dream of a mobile crane represents decisions that are focused on making enormous shift. It may also reflect a project that requires all your energy to complete move.

Alternatively, a mobile crane may represent an area of your life that requires moving or transporting a very heavy object.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a mobile crane lifting a heavy load. In real life he was preparing to move a large load of bricks.

Motorcycles

To dream of a motorcycle represents independence and self-determination. You or someone else has the freedom to make choices and do things in their own way.

To dream of evil or bad people riding a motorcycle represents negative aspects of your personality that are free to do as they please. A sign of rebelliousness.

To dream of a red motorcycle represents the freedom to do what you want in a manner that is negative or excessive. Too much focus on the self, dishonest intentions, or an excess of materialism. You may have a lot of money or power and are insensitive to anything that gets in your way.

Oil Change

To dream of a oil change represents something in your life or relationship that must be renewed in order to maintain stability. It may also reflect reaffirming loyalty, trust, compassion to ensure that happy relationship continues.

Old Fashioned Cars

To dream of antique or old fashioned car represents your decision making ability being influenced by the past or nostalgia.

If an old fashioned car is black or red this symbolizes your thoughts and decisions being too influenced by the past. You need to focus more on what’s happening now and to the future.

Parking Ticket

To dream of a parking ticket represents consequences for inaction or your unwillingness to change. You may also feel judged or punished for choices you’ve made or for the path you want to take. A parking ticket may also reflect setbacks in your life.

Pickup Truck

To dream of a pickup truck represents decision-making that is focused on fulfilling obligations or responsibilities. A direction in life that is centered on “getting the job done” or doing what’s needed.

A pickup truck may reflect hard work and effort that has to be made to deal with an issue.

Police Car

To dream of police cars represents disciplinary decision making. A path in life where you or someone else is forcing change.

Example: A young man dreamed of running away from a police car. In real life he had a drug problem that he was having a hard time giving up. The police car reflected the drug-free lifestyle changes he was avoiding.

Race Car

To dream of a race car represents a direction in life that is competitive. Decision making that is focused on winning or reaching a goal first. An area of your life where there may be a person or problem that you want to outdo. A desire to gain power or leverage. You may want to gain an “edge” over a person or situation.

Alternatively, a race car may represent a situation where something is at stake. It may also reflect your feeling that time is running out. Negatively, a race car may be a warning to be careful of hasty decisions.

Rearview Mirror

To dream of rearview mirrors represents your thoughts and feelings about the past as you move forward in life.

If a person or car is approaching in your mirror it may symbolize past issues coming back into your waking life.

Roads (Dirt)

To dream of a dirt road symbolizes a path in life that is difficult, turbulent, or filled with problems. A lot of hard work may be required from you.

Long roads symbolize longer periods of adversity, obstacles, and struggles.

Roads (Paved)

To dream of a paved road represents your path in life being easy or laid out for you. Your sense of direction is clear or catered to. Smooth sailing or nothing getting in your way.

Negatively, a paved road may reflect a difficult time of your life that feels like you can’t escape the mundane. It may also reflect a life path that is too easy.

If you know the street then your feelings or memories about it symbolize where you are mentally or emotionally in your life.

The condition of the road symbolizes how difficult or emotionally turbulent the direction of your life is.

If a road is dark this man represent confusion, problems, or a lack of understanding as you pursue goals.

Row Boat

To dream of a row boat represents

hard work and perseverance confronting emotional problems, uncertainty, or negative life situations. A difficult or stressful situation that requires to you do everything you can to slowly get through it.

To dream of a a row sink that sinks underwater represents giving up on your problems, difficulties that distract you, or uncertainty that overwhelms you.

Sailboat

To dream of a sailboat represents a higher degree of control while navigating uncertain or negative situations. You have an ability to adjust and respond to problems as they arise.

Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a sailboat moving through the ocean. In real life he slowly recovering from traumatic shock.

San Francisco Streetcar

To dream of a San Francisco streetcar represents a journey or experience in life that is both pleasant and unstoppable.

A San Francisco streetcar is something that would appear when you have a heightened sense of freedom with few obstacles in your way.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a San Francisco Street on fire. In real life he was independently wealthy, but was hospitalized with a serious health condition that he thought he was going to die from. The streetcar being on fire represented his perception that his “rich life” was being totally decimated by his illness.

School Bus

To dream of a school bus represents decisions or a direction in life that is preparing you for a more difficult situation. Getting prepared to concern yourself with something. A difficult situation that is approaching.

A school bus is a sign that your current life experience may just be a preparation for something more serious.’

To dream of missing a school bus represents feelings about a missed learning opportunity.

Example: A young girl dreamed of getting on a school bus. In waking life she bought something at the mall and knew that her bigger older sister would force her to let her borrow it for a week before ever getting to enjoy it herself. The school bus reflected her emotional preparation to care about noticing her sister getting her way no matter what.

Scooter (Foot Powered)

To dream of a scooter represents easy or steady progress. “Breezing” through a situation or problem.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing someone using a scooter. In waking life she felt trapped by a controlling husband and that doing what he wanted made life easier. The scooter reflected her perception of her life being easier to get through if she stayed with her husband.

Seatbelt

To dream of a seatbelt represents precautions you are taking with your decisions. A need for insurance in case you make a mistake. Something you do or tell yourself “just in case” as you take on new challenges or explore new things.

Skateboards

To see or ride a skateboard in a dream represents choices or a direction in life that requires intermittent effort, work, or sacrifice. Comfortable progress that requires occasional attention to responsibilities. Smooth progress with some form of occasional requirement.

A skateboard suggests that you are successfully moving through a phase that requires you to keep caring about a problem or obligation.

Speed Boat

To dream of a speed boat represents navigating uncertainty, stressful times, or negative situations at a fast pace. You may feel an urgent need to confront a problem. You may be trying to get through a difficult time as quickly as possible. You may also feel rushed or pressured to keep up.

Example: A man dreamed of riding a speed boat across a lake as quickly as he could. In real life he was a gay man who was infected with AIDS. He was trying to leave the gay promiscuous lifestyle as quickly as he could by seeking therapy and the support of friends.

Speeding Ticket

To dream of a speeding ticket represents consequences due to hasty or rushed decisions. You need to be a bit more patient or rethink your strategy.

Alternatively, the dream may be telling you that your life is moving too quickly and you need to slow down or simplify things.

Sports Car

To dream of a sports car represents your decision making or self-control while feeling free or powerful. It reflects your attempts to get what you want in life while feeling in control, capable, and experiencing little resistance.

To experience an accident with a sports car may reflect a problem or difficulty that is making you feel less powerful or less in control of your life. It may also point to arguments, poor decisions, or arrogance.

A red sports car is symbolic of powerful negative decision making. Successfully doing what you want with little regard for morals or other people. A dream symbol that is common to rich or successful people.

Steering Wheel

To dream of a steering wheel represents the ability to control the direction you are headed in life. Whoever sits at the wheel represents an aspect of your personality that is guiding your decisions.

To dream of the steering wheel braking off represents feelings of being at the mercy of fate. Feeling forced to wait for a situation or end or go badly in order to be able to change your situation. A decreased ability to direct a waking life situation.

Street

To dream of a street symbolizes the path in life you are taking. How your choices or life situation is playing out. If you know the street then your feelings or memories about it symbolize where you are mentally or emotionally in your life.

Please See [*Roads (Dirt).]

Please See [*Roads (Paved).]

Streetcar

To dream of a streetcar represents a direction in life that is irreversible. A situation where there is no turning around or an experience that happens whether you like it or not.

A streetcar may also reflect permanent life changes, experiences that are unstoppable, or that choices that require total dedication. A streetcar may also reflect a milestone or direction in life that if missed will require you to wait for another chance.

Example: A old man had a recurring dream of a streetcar that would open it’s doors and have the driver tell him it wasn’t his train yet. In real life he was an elderly man that spent a lot of time thinking about when he was going to die.

Subway Trains

To dream of a subway train represents a direction in life or long term goal that has regular breaks along the way. You may be working towards something or waiting for something that you notice regularly stops or changes.

Alternatively, a subway train may reflect short periods of opportunity that arise as you work towards longer term goals.

SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle)

To dream of an SUV represents your decision making and self-control while feeling confident, capable, or comfortable. A direction in life you are going that’s without problems or disruptions.

An SUV may reflect areas of one’s life that are resourceful or lack any significant need for anything. Having everything you need as you go about your business.

To dream of a darker green SUV may reflect your jealousy of someone else having a more enjoyable or leisurely time making important decisions than you. It may also reflect your own arrogance, greed, or selfishness that refuses to share power because it feels too good having it.

Taxi Cab

To dream of a taxi cab represents people or situations in waking life that take care of all the work for you. Choices that you feel will get to you to goals effortlessly if you choose them. A direction in life where you are being “taxied” to answers or solutions that you asked for.

Negatively, a taxi cab may reflect choices you are making that you feel will easily solve difficult problems for you if you make them. Thinking you can buy your success with one easy choice. Feeling that you can easily be taken to a perfect outcome by using you resources you feel you can easily afford. Not feeling you have to do anything difficult yourself.

Example: A woman dreamed of a black taxi. In real life she made a number of vacation reservations that she feared she would not be able to make. The taxi represented the reservations she had others take care of for her. The black color of the cab reflected her fear of not being able to enjoy the vacation reservations.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of being in a cab with 2 men she was dating who ended up stealing her watch and leaving the cab. In waking life she felt that dressing up and being pretty would effortlessly help her get married and slowly began to realize that finding the right man to start a family with was going to be more work than she thought.

Tow Truck

To dream of a tow truck represents decision making or self-control that is focused on assistance or “carrying” other people. A tow truck may reflect a person or situation that helps to keep you on the right track. It may also reflect your own attempt to support someone else through a problem.

To dream of towing someone else may represent other people that are dependent on you to get through difficulties.

Tractor Trailer Truck (Semi)

To dream of a tractor trailer truck represents decisions or self-control that are unstoppable. Choices or a direction in life that is “to be reckoned with.” Choices with the potential to cancel out all opposing forces or obstacles.

A tractor trailer truck may reflect a moment of big change where you can easy eliminate problems without resistance. It may also reflect a problem with the potential to totally wipe you out.

Example: A man dreamed of getting into a tractor trailer. In real life he was very sick and about to begin a treatment that totally cured him.

Train (Railroad)

To dream of train represents situations in your life that you feel will take a long time to complete. It may also reflect long term projects or plans you are working on or planning. Train dreams often reflect the long term nature of life or our expectations for things that may take years to complete.

To dream of riding on a railroad train represents a long term goal or outcome you are working towards. A long term “journey” with some area of your life.

To dream of missing a train may reflect feelings about having missed out on a long term opportunity or plan you had. Missing out on a new phase in your life.

To dream of being hit by a train may reflect neglecting to consider someone else’s long term plans which are more important than your current plans.

Many people in mourning dream of their loved ones leaving on trains.

Example: A woman dreamed of getting on an uncomfortable crowded train with no room to sit. In waking life her boyfriend had just died and she didn’t know what to do with the rest of her life.

Example 2: A man dreamed of being on a train and speaking to people that would never believe him. In real life he experienced a spiritual awakening after taking an Amazonian hallucinogenic tea called ayahuasca. The train dream reflected the new spiritual journey he was on and how he felt that nobody would believe anything he said about his hallucinogenic experience for the rest of his life because it was too weird.

Please See *Derailment.

Train Track

To dream of a train track symbolizes a journey in life or long term goal that requires commitment. Something that requires you to “stay on track” for a long period of time.

Trucks

Please See *Pick Up Truck

Please See *Tow Truck.

Please See *Vans.

Please See [*Tractor Trailer Truck (Semi).]

Please See [*SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle).]

Please See *Hummer.

Vans

To dream of a van (work or delivery) represents your decision making ability or self-control that’s interesting other people in what you are thinking. A reflection of life is providing you or someone else with their needs, wishes, or fears. Choices that lead to “getting what you asked for.”

A direction in life you are headed that is easy influencing others or where other people’s choices are totally insync with your wishes.

Negatively, a van may people or bad experiences that seem to do exactly what you don’t want. Positively, a van may reflect coincidences or people you know making choices that benefit you.

Windshield

To dream of a windshield represents your ability to see where you are headed in life and make sound decisions based on it.

If you see a dark or tinted windshield it represents a lack of awareness regarding your current life situation, and an inability to fully understand or grasp the full extent of what is happening around you.

Yachts

To dream of a yacht represents an intelligent or resourceful attempt to navigate life’s uncertainties. It may also reflect an ability to powerfully or skillfully deal with negative situations.

If you see a yacht submerged in water, or overtaken by waves this represents uncertainty or negative situations that overwhelm your ability to intelligently confront them.

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Advanced Dictionary of Dreams

Ivan J. Thomas .PhD

Dreams are not attempts to conceal your true feelings from the waking mind, but rather they are a window to your unconscious. They serve to guide the waking self to achieve wholeness and offer a solution to a problem you are facing in your waking life.

It is important to recall your dream in the present tense and act it out accordingly. It is important to verbalize how each and every component in your dream felt, even inanimate objects. Re-enact the dream and take on the role of the different characters and objects. Start a dialogue with the dream object and express how you felt toward each other. By taking on a different role within your dream and re-enact it, you may then be able to acknowledge and realize feelings that you may have overlooked or buried. Your dream literally comes alive.

Dreams reveal things about one’s self and not hide them.

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Dream Themes - A Modern Translation of Animals In Dreams

Dreaming reflects a pivotal aspect of the processing of memory. Human beings, throughout history have sought to understand the meaning of dreams. Till today many struggle to understand their dreams in relation to their lives. They come in different types depending on one’s mood and/or stress levels. Most reveal answers to one’s questions and provide spiritual guidance to the dreamer. It is of great importance that the dreamer remembers their dream, which isn’t that easy but can be harnessed. This reference material is solely dedicated to the interpretation of animals symbolizing situations in our present or future lives. For example, ones dream of lions represents a need to control or dominate others. Either your own need to control others, or your projection of other people who you feel want to control you. Understanding our dreams may help you patch your relationship with loved ones, career, own businesses or any circumstance that may unfold itself in form of a vision. Dreams should be noted especially when not properly understood. Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, 90% of it is lost. Seek guidance to significant dreams and relate them to your life. Living without dreams, as some claim they never dream, is very dangerous as they unfold answers to our questions through symbols and visuals. Symbols may include animals, material possessions, people and even events such as death.

  • Author: Haund Mist III
  • Published: 2017-01-12 22:50:22
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Dream Themes - A Modern Translation of Animals In Dreams Dream Themes - A Modern Translation of Animals In Dreams