Dream Interpretation

Dream Interpretation

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Abandon
You must consider this dream’s varying aspects in order to interpret this dream. Your subconscious may be giving you some messages in regards to what needs to be kept and what needs to be let go. Traditional dream interpretations say that if you are the one being abandoned in your dream, it is a dream of the contrary and you may experience reconciliation or recovery from trouble or illness.

Abdomen
When, in your dream, you are feeling pain or discomfort in this area or any other area of the body, make sure that you are in good health. At times our subconscious knows that something is wrong, even before we have any symptoms. Old wives’ tales tell us that this is a dream of the contrary and that you will have lots of vigor and good health. However, they say that if you dreamed that your abdomen is exposed, it may be a warning that someone that you trust is not loyal or is working against you.

Abortion
A woman that had this experience is most likely to have many dreams about it. Even though the dream may be disturbing or anxiety provoking, it is a healing dream. It is possible that in your dream state you are working toward acceptance and are resolving any unconscious feelings. If a man is having this dream it usually means that he is experiencing guilt feelings and he may be anticipating failure in love or money. If a woman who has not had this experience is having this dream, it may be a warning about her health or it may indicate that she is feeling significant anxiety about her current endeavors.

Actor
Dreaming about a famous actor or actress, may be a wish fulfilling dream. We admire them and we may wish to have some of their characteristics. Consider the personality traits, or any other trait that attracts you to that person. By doing this you will figure out why you are dreaming about them. If you are dreaming that someone is acting, you may be dreaming about yourself. The dream could be pointing out some of the roles that you play in life. We all have many different rolls, like: parent, spouse, lover, student, professional, etc.. We behave somewhat differently in each of those roles. The actor in your dreams could be showing you how well you “play” some of your roles in life, or showing you how others perceive you.

Aging
Dreaming about old people, or your own aging may have several different meanings. An old man may symbolize wisdom and forgiveness, and an old woman — life and death. In general, aging may represent wisdom that a person acquires through experience. The dream may also be giving you a message in regard to life’s lessons. This may be a good time for you to apply some of your experience and knowledge in a current situation. This dream may also be a reflection of your concerns about aging. If you are thinking about your mortality and do not welcome maturing and age, the dream may be bringing out some of your worries and/or vanities.

Airplane
If you are a passenger in a plane you may be subconsciously thinking about someone or something that is far away and you wish to get in touch. If you are the pilot it suggest that you have a sense of control and an underlying confidence that you will succeed in your endeavors.

Alcohol
Drinking alcohol in moderation or at a celebration, suggests that you are feeling good about the decisions that you have made and you are counting on future success. However, if you are drinking excessively and feel intoxicated in your dreams, it suggests that you may have negative feelings about yourself and fear being discovered for what your really are.

Alien
Meeting and talking to aliens usually suggests that many significant changes are coming into your life. If you dream that you are the alien, it usually suggest that you are feeling like a stranger in your usual crowd and would like to find new friends.

Alligator
This cold blooded animal could hold several different meanings in your dream. It could symbolically represent something from your memory, your emotions, or a current situation or individual in your life. Some think that the alligator represents verbal power, used in a destructive way. Others think that it represents an enemy. Consider the details in your dream and your level of fear. This dream symbol should encourage you to look at some of your more “dangerous” emotions, memories and experiences. The alligators in your dreams, will begin to loose the power to frighten you as your understanding increases.

Ambulance
In old dream dictionaries, dreaming about an ambulance could be labeled as a dream of warning. In more modern terms, you unconscious mind may by attempting to convey information which you have been unwilling to consciously deal with. Pay attention to your physical body and see if your health is an issue. Otherwise, this dream may be pointing to some urgent situation in your life. Consider all of the details in your dream, examine your daily life and make an attempt to see if there is something that requires your immediate attention.

Amputation
This is a scary dream which may be due to anxiety and fear. It suggests feelings of frustration, anger and powerlessness on the part of the dreamer. This dream may also be related to a radical removal of something from your life. Some believe that you are trying to get rid of something that is no longer desirable or necessary, or that the limb or the part being amputated has lost its power. According to New Age thinking, the right side of the body is usually associated with the ability to give emotionally, psychologically and physically to yourself and to others, and the left with the ability to receive.

Anchor
Dreams involving anchors are hints from your subconscious that you should “stay put”. Don’t go shopping for things that you really don’t need. Economize.

Angels
Some say that dreams containing angels are good omens and suggest that you will have an increase of joy in your life. If you are the angel in the dream or if an angel flies over your house, it is exceptionally good luck. However, if you are dreaming that the angels are talking to you or you are calling upon them, it may indicate that you are overly concerned about your activities and their moral implications.

Anger
This may be a carry over from your daily life. In our dreams we can experience and express such feelings safely. Feeling great anger in your dream may be disturbing, but pay attention to it and attempt to deal with all of your emotions in a more appropriate and productive manner.

Animals
For a more specific interpretation please look up each animal by its name. If you are dreaming about wild animals the interpretation depends on the circumstances in your dream and on the level of their hostility. Wild animals are generally a good omen, but if there is aggression, see how this is relevant to a current issue in your life, be warned and proceed with caution.

Anxiety
Experiencing much anxiety in your dream state, may be related to your every day life and your current difficulties. There may be a great gap between the way things are and the way you would like them to be. An older interpretation indicates that when you dream about anxiety the contrary is true and that your worries will be lessened.

Apology
This dream always has something to do with friends. Friends going in and out of your life or returning after a long absence. Apologies make such things happen.

Armor
It could represent your defense mechanisms. Those things that you use to protect from self and/or others. They could be things such as denial and repression. Physical barriers, such as the walls in your house, or even your behaviors and attitudes that keep others away. On a more spiritual note, some believe that dreaming about armor may be a good sign which represents a shield of protection form difficulties and temptation.

Attack
Research shows that the content of most dreams is more frequently unpleasant than pleasant. Most people have experienced violent dreams and dreams in which they are being attacked. To understand your dream consider all of its details and think about whether you are being attacked or you are attacking. If you are being attacked then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life. If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger. You may be expressing negative feelings in such ways that you are unable to do in daily life.

Attic
Any part of a house usually represents a part of yourself (You are the house). The attic is the last thing built. Consider the details of the dream and try to figure out what your unconscious is trying to tell you. Some believe that the attic symbolizes the higher self, or your best self. The self that is in contact with the eternal. Others think that the attic symbolizes the sum total of your life’s work. That it may predict how well you will do in old age. If the attic is full of “neat” stuff, it may imply that you are accomplishing wonderful things and are living up to your potential in this life time.

Avalanche
The material which makes up the avalanche is snow, and snow is frozen water. Water symbolizes your emotions. Thus, this dream is about rapidly and violently descending emotions. The emotions which may have been held at bay, and you have not been dealing with for a very long time, have finally been unlocked and may be overwhelming you. You may have this dream during emotionally turbulent times of your life, or in your dreams you may be remembering and reliving some difficult emotional experiences. Old dream interpretation books say that if you are buried in an avalanche that you will have good luck in the near future, thus they think that it is a dream of the contrary.

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Baby
The meaning of this dream depends on what the baby looked like and was doing. Generally, babies represent innocence, great potential and new beginnings. The baby is the purest form of a human being and its possibilities are endless. All the potential good of the entire universe can usually be seen and felt in a new born baby. Superstition based interpretation suggest that if the baby in your dream is beautiful you may experience new happiness and feelings of security. An ugly baby suggests that you may not be trusting your friends and that you may be concerned about their motives; sick babies indicate that you may have some very difficult times in your immediate future. If the baby is walking you may experience new independence (this is folklore), but if you loose the baby through the drain while bathing you may have a fear of not being able to live up to your expectations. Many babies indicate great happiness and joy (don’t they always?).

Bake
If you are baking, you may be subconsciously thinking that you will get a promotion or will raise in social status (all your acquaintances are thinking what a great person you are). If you are dreaming about a bakery or a professional baker, you most likely feel satisfied about you accomplishments and are looking forward to a great year ahead.

Bald
If in life you are not bald, but dream of being bald you may want to get a physical checkup, as this dream usually warns about poor health. If you are dreaming that others are bald, your subconscious may be trying to tell you that they are not as honorable or as trustworthy as you would want them to be. Baldness symbolizes a lack or something, just like those who are bald lack hair.

Bananas
Freud may say that all such objects have phallic implications. However in the world of classic dream interpretations: eating bananas may suggest a period of hard work but little reward. Spoiled bananas usually indicate “spoiled” friendships.

Bar/Pub
Dreaming about being in bars and drinking may symbolize a need that you have for some type of a meaningful transformation. On the other hand, this dream may be a form of wish fulfillment, and you are escaping into a pleasurable environment where the daily cares and concerns are meaningless. If you rarely allow yourself to relax and socialize, this dream may be compensatory in nature.

Basement
The house generally represents your psychological and emotional self. Each part of the house may deal with a different part of you. The basement is built first, it is often below ground (or some parts of it), and is essentially the foundation of the house. Dreaming about a basement and understand the dream, may provide you with valuable information which may lead to greater self awareness. A recurring dream about basements; being in a basement, cleaning a basement, furnishing a basement, etc., should not be ignored. These dreams may be symbolic of your unconscious, your instincts and intuition, and your degree of awareness in regard to a current situation or a problem. The look of the basement may provide you with clues about your current feelings and state of contentment. If the basement is a mess, and you see great disorder and clutter, it suggests that you may be experiencing confusion and that it is a very good time to “sort” things out emotionally and psychologically. At times, the activities which are going on in the basement of your dream may be based on past experiences or childhood memories. As with all dreams, their main purpose seems to be to bring the dreamer to higher consciousness so that he may deal with his current issues more effectively, rather than to dwell on the past. Also See: House.

Bat
Most bats are nocturnal predators and just thinking about them gives us an uneasy feeling . Bats may be considered mysterious and unpredictable. When you are interpreting this dream, look carefully at all the details and also at your emotional reactions in the dream. This dream may relate to discretion and covert behaviors. Your subconscious mind may be relating feelings to you, in regard to behaviors which you or someone else prefers to keep a secret.

Bathroom
Judging by all of the e-mail that I receive, dreaming about bathrooms seems to be common. In daily life, the bathroom is extremely important to our functioning. In our dreams, it may be a valuable symbol. It suggests that there is a need for emotional and psychological cleansing. You may need to get rid of emotional and psychological baggage. It is difficult to be carefree and happy, when old issues keep bringing you down. The bathroom is a good dream symbol. Consider all of the details in your dream, make an effort to cleanse mind and spirit, by putting useless thoughts and feeling behind you! Also See: House

Beard
Beards are usually associated with masculinity, wisdom, strength, and the men who have them typically command respect. Moses, Jesus, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, all had beards. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming of bearded men is a good omen, and good luck will follow. On the other hand dreaming about woman with beards is said to be bad luck. It’s no wonder, a woman who is strong, wise and commands respects is a very threatening creature (to some). If you are a woman dreaming that you have a beard, you may be dealing with your own issues of power. You may be using more masculine energy than you would like to, or that is
necessary. Also See: Hair

Bears-See Animals

Beaver
Beavers are very busy animals. They gnaw all day and build their homes. They are generally not considered to be friendly animals. All of their hard work is focused on isolating and protecting themselves. When dreaming about these animals, consider those characteristics and try to see how they are relevant to you or someone in your life. Is there isolation and “blocking” up of feelings and self expression going on around you? Or is something “gnawing” at you that you can no longer ignore? If you can answer these questions, you will have a better understanding of your dream.

Bed
This is one of the most valued pieces of furniture. It’s where we sleep, rest, restore our minds and bodies and engage is sexual pleasure. The bed is symbolic of all of these things. The bed could also symbolize the bridge between awareness and the unconscious. Our daily lives and the great unknown, our spirit and our psychological undercurrent. The quality and the cleanliness of the bed in our dreams, may relate to the way we feel about ourselves and our relationships. In reality we “make our own bed”, so the dream may reflect that bed and remind us that we have to either change it or lie in it. If there were things hiding under the bed in your dream, it may symbolize secrets that you, or others, are keeping.

Bees
Consider the details of this dream, as well as your emotional reactions in it, as bees can have a variety of different connotations. The positive symbols are that of a person that is hard working, has good organization skills, is cooperative and creative. The negative symbolism could be that of a follower, a busy body and of someone that “stings”. If you are working on a project in which many people need to work together to accomplish a goal, this may be a topic for some of your dreams.

Bicycle
All vehicles symbolize our passage through the journey of life. Since the bicycle is usually acquired earlier in life than a car, it could be pointing out some of your adolescent tendencies. If you are a teenager, then it may be a routine way of getting around. Riding a bicycle in your dream, may symbolize a need for balance and hard work in order for you to succeed in a current endeavor. Some think that the bicycle could also represent your need for some type of assistance. Consider all of the details in your dream, including whether you are traveling up or down the road. Also See: Car, Road, Journey

Birds
In old dream interpretation books, birds are considered lucky omens (unless it was a blackbird, in which case it is an omen of negativity). Doves and eagles are generally spiritual symbols. Your dream depends on its details, but if the birds in your dream were flying free it may be symbolic of spiritual, psychological, or physical freedom.

Birth
Woman who are pregnant and men who are going to be fathers, commonly have dreams about giving birth. It is not an omen of anything to come, but simply the mind tries to cope with an event that is significant in magnitude and can be anxiety provoking. If you or your mate are not pregnant, this dream could symbolize new beginnings. Giving birth to new ideas, new ways of living, or a new stage in life. Superstition based dream interpretations say that giving birth in a dream is a sign of good luck, and multiple births are omens of forthcoming material wealth.

Blood
It is the life giving, vital part of our physiology and it may symbolize our strengths and weaknesses, our physical and mental health. If you are currently experiencing a very difficult time in your life, you may have dreams with bloody and frightening images. Don’t worry, you may be venting your fears! Some believe that when you see blood in your dream, the distressing situation in your life, which is at the root of the dream, has come to an end and the worst is over. Consider the details and the relationships between of all the symbols in your dream before making an interpretation..

Boat
As mentioned in all relevant dream symbols, bodies of water represent your unconscious, your emotions and your accumulated soul experiences. Depending on the content of the dream, several different interpretations could be made. The boat in your dream could represent you and the way in which you navigate through your emotions. It could symbolize the voyage of your life, an adventure and exploration of your unconscious, or it could connect you to the people in your dream by pointing out something that all of you have in common (“in the same boat”). When interpreting this dream consider the kind of voyage and the type of boat. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that if the voyage is calm you should go forward with your plans. However, if it is a very stormy voyage get ready for an emotional upset (or challenge).

Body
Dreaming about your body generally suggests that you are dreaming about your personal identity. Who we are is wrapped around what we look like. Our self-esteem and self-worth is too frequently dependent on our physical appearance. This dream may be pointing out some of the difficulties, or pleasures in daily life which are the result of self-identity as based on attachment to our physical bodies. The body in general is the symbol of self and the details in the dream will lead you to further interpretation. Additionally, if you are dreaming of a specific body region, or part, consider your health status.

Bread
As a food, bread is a fundamental part of most diets. In poverty food is the filler, and in jail the prisoner receives food and water to keep from starvation. In Christianity, Christ is the “bread of life”, and in popular jargon, bread is used to refer to money. Across cultures and in both physical and metaphysical references, food is the basic sustenance of life. As a dream symbol is can be rich in meaning and message. The bread in your dreams could represent those positive and wonderful things that you have learned in your life’s journey. It could be symbolic of “good” and most basic things in your life, which will yield positive benefits in the future. The bread in your dream could be spiritually symbolic; it could represent a profound communion or connection with others and with God. Consider the details of your dream before interpreting, but know that bread has positive universal symbolism and that this dream should bring with it a level of good feelings and peacefulness.

Breasts / Breast Feeding
Dreaming about breasts can have obvious sexual meaning. However, consider all of the details in your dream in order to obtain the most appropriate meaning. Breasts also represent tenderness, love, and other matters of the heart. Breast feeding is symbolic of giving or receiving, nurturing, and sustenance. It represents motherly love, as well as physical and emotional support and well being. Old dream interpretation books say that breast feeding is a symbol of great things to come following an extended period of hard work.

Bridge
There are many meanings that you could give to this symbol. The details in the dream are just as important as the bridge itself. The first consideration should be given to how much you travel. The bridge can be interpreted literally, if it is a part of your daily commute. On a more theoretical level, bridges can symbolize transitions. Transition from one stage to another, from one level of consciousness to another. Since most bridges are over water (emotions, unconscious), this dream could also be symbolic of you raising above your emotional difficulties, or unconscious drives.

Brown
Brown is not the most cheerful color in the spectrum. It is a very serious color which is associated with the earth, dirt or ground. Autumn is generally brown and it represents a season of dormancy and conservatism. The brown is your dream may be symbolic of physical reality and earthiness. It may represent things in their “barest” form, and its interpretation may encourage you to add some light and depth into your daily life. Also See: Colors

Bull
Depending on the details of the dream, this dream symbol could have several different meanings. . The bull in your dream could represent powerful sexual energy, stubbornness, strength, and at times, clumsiness. It could also symbolize optimism about the future and an ability to focus on a specific goal. Bulls can represent tenacity and a very strong will. Finally, since the bull is associated with the color red, some believe that it symbolizes the first chakra — which is the energy center located at the base of the spine and represents this material world.

Bus
In order to interpret the dream with a bus ride in it, the dreamer should make associations in regard to buses. The dream has very specific meaning depending on the individuals experiences on school buses, public transportation vehicles, special family trips, etc..At times the content of the dream may be more important than the actual setting. If the setting is secondary, then examine the other details of the dream more closely. However, if the bus and the bus ride was a focal point of the dream consider the value that it holds for you. Does this dream say something about your ability to “fit it” and join a group effort, project or trip? Do you function well in group settings? Are you a leader or a follower in such situations, and what is your comfort level? This dream could also reflect a part of your life (or the journey of your life) which involved many other people who seemed to be on a same path. It could be your family, friends, school mates or coworkers. Also See: Car

Burial
Dreaming about burying a dead person or funerals, does not necessarily symbolize physical death for you or anyone else. It could instead symbolize an ending of a different kind. You may be burying relationships, conditions or even emotions that you no longer need, and that are no longer conducive to your personal growth. On the other hand this dream may symbolize the burying of sensitivities and emotions that are too difficult to cope with. It may reflect a numbness or a feeling which is the opposite of aliveness, such as depression and emptiness. Either way, burying a person that is alive suggests some emotional turmoil. Please consider all of the details in this dream to find the appropriate message. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about burials is a dream of the contrary. Instead of sadness the dreamer will experience happiness and go to celebrations, such as weddings. Also See: Coffin, Death

Butterfly
Some say that the butterfly represents the spirit or the essence of the individual. Butterflies are generally symbols of transformation, as in nature they go through metamorphosis. They are beautiful, evasive, and at times inspiring. Your unconscious mind may be pointing out the most positive part of yourself or another.

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Cage
This dream symbol suggests that you may be experiencing inhibition and powerlessness in some areas of your life. Additionally, you may be feeling restricted and have concerns about your personal freedom (who holds the key to the cage in your dream?). Consider all of the details in the dream and look for possible sources of the dream. For example: your family life, your relationships, your thoughts and/or feelings, or your work life.

Cake
It may symbolize the sweet and pleasurable parts of life. The dream may be interpreted according to your interaction with the cake in the dream.

Cancer
You may be experiencing anxiety and fear as a result of a bad habit or a certain situation in your daily life. In more traditional interpretation, dreaming of cancer may be considered a dream of the contrary, but also of warning.

Candles
They symbolize light and where there is light there is hope. A lit candle suggests that you are unconsciously seeking comfort and some sort of spiritual enlightenment. An unlit candle suggests that you may be feeling rejection or disappointment. If in your dream you watch the candle burn down to nothing, it suggest that you may have fears of getting older and dying. For men it may connote a fear about waning sexual abilities.

Cannibalism
This dream may be reflective of dark, destructive and forbidden desires or obsessions. Cannibals literally consume other peoples lives, and along with it their energy. When interpreting this dream consider those things which consistently drain you and take away from your enthusiasm, and the general quality of your life. It may be any number of things, such as career or a relationship. However, realize that you are not a victim of life, but rather its creator. Thus, make changes which will increase your energies, but not take away from others. Some believe that dreaming about cannibalism is a dream of warning and that you should stay away from things that you know are destructive and less than honorable.

Calculator – See Numbers, Machinery, Money

Car
The car in your dream can symbolize the larger self or the physical self. Consider all of the details in the dream, including the emotional aspects of it. Is the road difficult, going up hill or down hill, and who is in the drivers seat? Recurring car dreams usually deal with issues of control. Some would say that you can examine whether you have an internal or external locus of control. Additionally, in this dream you can learn something very important about yourself. You can get in touch with your own perceptions in regard to how well you are navigating from one stage of your life to another, whether you are assertive and take charge, or passive. Dreaming about traveling in a car is very, very common dream theme. By understanding this dream we may gain valuable information in regard to a particular stage of our life, or a specific part of our life’s journey. Also See: Journey, Road

Cat
Cats have both positive and negative connotations. You need to consider all of the details in the dream in order to obtain accurate interpretation. The cat can be a symbol of sexuality, femininity, prosperity and power. A cat is also an independent animal, and in your dream you may be associating yourself or someone else with these characteristics. Historically black cats have been symbols of evil and bad luck. If you are a cat lover and have one as a pet, the symbolism may not apply to your dream. Old, superstition based dream interpretations say that a cat is a bad omen and that you can expect deceit from those that you trust.

Chase
Folklore interpretations say that if you are looking at a chase or participating in it, you will have a comfortable old age. Although this may be comforting, there is a more realistic understanding of this activity in a dream. If you are being chased, maybe you are running away or trying to escape those things that are frightening and unpleasant. It may be your own habits and negative behaviors. If you are doing the chasing, it may be that you are expressing some aggressive feelings toward others, or you are pursuing a very difficult goal.

Child
Some people have reoccurring dreams about a small child, while others, from time to time, dream about unfamiliar children. The child in your dream could represent your inner self, or the child within. The dream could be based on childhood memories, and it may carry a specific message or bringing up buried issues. On the other hand, the dream could simply be a happy remembrance. Children in dreams could symbolize a need and an eagerness to learn, simplicity, intuition, new endeavors and many other positive attributes of childhood. Occasionally, the child in your dreams may be pointing to your own childish ways, thus consider all of the details and the tone of the dream before making interpretation.

Choking
See: Smothering

Church
Dreaming about being in a church is more common than most people realize. Each week I get at least a few requests to add church into the dictionary. This may be so due to the fact that most of us went to church as children. From a very early age we had to go to church and were thought that there was a God. This was important in our life and to our families. Dreaming about churches, cathedrals, synagogues, or any other place of worship may represent our childhood associations with religion, or the dream may be a muddled up childhood memory. The church could represent a need for greater spirituality in the dreamers life. It may express your religious beliefs, your daily life, bring up issues of safety, security and strength through community and religious expression. Non of us can escape the age old question “who am I and what is the meaning of life?”. Coping with our own physical mortality is a very big deal. Our conscious, as well as unconscious minds are continually working and bring up issues of relevance and concern into our awareness. Think about the details of your dream and make an attempt to honestly understand its meaning.

Cigarettes
The interpretation of this symbol, as with all others, depends on your relationship with cigarettes. If you are a smoker, or are surrounded by smokers, cigarettes may be a regular part of your daily life which have been brought into your dream state. Cigarettes could represent anything from phallic symbols, symbols of pleasure, to tools of destruction. Generally, the cigarette is an object which carries social and emotional significance. When we are teenager we associate them with “being cool”, daring and defiant. For some adults they become a way of life, where all emotions seem to be punctuated with cigarettes. Finally, as adults become in touch with their own physical immortality, cigarettes become dreadful objects, and smoking becomes a terrible burden and curse. When interpreting the dream with cigarettes in it, ask yourself what cigarettes mean to you. See: Smoking

Circle
The circle symbolizes infinity, completeness and wholeness. The circle of life and the eternal unknown. You the dreamer, may have come to a greater degree of spiritual awareness and the dream could be spiritual in nature. However, as always, examine all of the details in the dream, as well as its tone and mood, and rule out the possibility of “going in circles” as the primary message in the dream.

Cliff
Standing on the edge of a cliff could be a frightening, but at the same time exhilarating experience.. Dreaming about cliffs generally indicates that the dreamer has come to a point of heightened understanding and awareness. An increase in the level of consciousness may have occurred. Through hard work and perseverance, the dreamer may have reached a new plateau of understanding, or a new vantage point.

Climbing
Going upward or ascending, is always a positive dream symbol. Whether you are struggling on a difficult rope or a latter, or walking up an easy slope, this dream suggests that you are moving in the right direction. If the climb in your dream is extremely difficult, it may be pointing to some obstacles that you need to overcome before reaching your goals. Consider all of the details in your dream and if you just completed a difficult task, or accomplished a goal (such as graduating from college), this dream may be reflective in nature. See Cliff

Clock
When you are dreaming about a clock, time is an obvious issue. You may be currently experiencing anxiety in regard to a time sensitive situation. For example people at times worry about their “biological clock” running out, or they are concerned about not being “on top of things”. In general however, this dream may be a reminder that you need to speed up your actions and that time is an important factor. Old dream interpretations say that if you hear a clock strike (alarm go off), positive things will happen to you, and if you are winding a clock you will fall in love! When interpreting this dream try to remember the time and then attempt to understand how those numbers are meaningful to you.

Closet
The closet in your dream may have emotional, psychological or physical connotations. Closets are used to store good things that we need, as well as useless stuff. Emotionally they hold memories, secrets, precious emotions and valuable thoughts. Consider all of the details in your dream and try to see the message clearly. Do you need to clean out the closet, come out of the closet, or share the things that you have stored in that closet?

Cockroaches
Seeing, and at times just thinking about cockroaches makes a person feel squeamish and repulsed. When dreaming about these dreaded insects, the unconscious mind may be hinting to the dreamer that he needs to reevaluate and reassess a major part of his life. There is never just one roach, thus the areas of life that need cleansing and renewal, may be deep and wide. The negativity or contamination that is represented by the roaches, may effect a great deal of your life. Thus, this may be a call to clean your psychological, emotional and spiritual self. (Also, examine your motives.) On a less dramatic note, cockroaches in our dreams may be associated with food and uncleanliness, so don’t leave the dishes for tomorrow!

Coffin
This dream symbol most likely evokes fear, but before making quick interpretations, carefully consider all of the details in this dream. The coffin could symbolize a lack of energy or vitality in the dreamer. It could represent the death of one stage of life and movement into another. (Not necessarily physical death. In fact, some cultures believe that if you see a person dead and in a coffin, he will most likely live a long and healthy life!!) When dreaming about coffins we may be contemplating the nature of the death experience and may access the state of consciousness that is attuned to the spiritual world. Most simply (and most likely), the coffin in your dreams may represent feelings of confinement and lack of freedom. See: Burial, Death

Colors
Most people dream in colors, but at times some stand out more than others. Color are symbolic and their symbolism is part of culture. We communicate with color and relate ideas with them. For example, a bride wears white, black is worn at funerals, and the bull gets attracted to red. Colors also symbolize or represent energy, such as in the color spectrum. The meaning that you give to the colors in your dreams depends on the meaning that you give to those colors in daily life. If you “see red” when you are angry, then red symbolizes anger and not passion for you. Some generalizations have been made as to the meaning of colors in dreams. They are as follows:

  • Black – depression, sadness, despair.Some believe it symbolizes hidden sexual desires.
  • Blue – some believe that it is a very spiritual color and that when you see it in your dreams you may
    be in the presence of your spiritual guide. Otherwise it may symbolize positive thinking and optimism about the future.
  • Green – can have several different types of meanings depending on the details in the dream. It could represent money, jealousy, concerns about health, or love.
  • Red – passion, sexuality, anger, or a warning.
  • White – purity, transformation, cleanliness and dignity.
    Also See Pink, Yellow, Brown, Purple

Couch
Dreaming about a couch could mean that you may have a need for some rest and relaxation. The couch also has other symbolism. For example, it could be an object which brigs up warm memories, such as those of your first love, where you snuggled and first kissed. Additionally, look at all the details of your dream and try to determine if your couch is symbolic of an analysis’s “couch”, such as the one that we picture Freud had in his office. Old dream interpretation books offer a somewhat strange by curious meaning. They say that the couch may be symbolic of a false sense of security and that you should listen to the advice of those that love you!!

Cow
In our dreams, this simple domestic animal can represent a variety of very important and deeply felt issues. In some cultures the cow is a sacred symbol. One which represents divine qualities of fertility, nourishment and motherhood. Consider the details in your dream and make attempts to identify the individual (it could be yourself) to whom the symbolism apply. Additional characteristics to consider when interpreting a dream with cows as one of the primary symbols are passivity, docility and general fulfillment in life. The cow is mostly a positive dream symbol, and superstition based dream interpretation say that grazing cows are symbols of prosperity, contentment and happiness.

Crown
A crown made out of gold and jewels symbolizes power, honor and status. It could also symbolize an accomplishment or a passage into higher levels of consciousness or spiritual awareness. When interpreting this dram pay attention to what kind of a crown it is and who is wearing it. This dream may be self congratulatory, where you are holding yourself (or someone else) in high esteem for a job well done. Different types of crowns may have varying meanings. For example, Jesus had a crown of thorns and he was a martyr.

Crying
In our dreams we experience a variety of emotions. Crying in the dream state generally has the same meaning as crying in daily life. It is a release of negative emotions, frustration or fear. Or you could be experiencing the tears of joy. Due to repression or denial, sometimes people are unable to express their feelings. In the dream state some of our defense mechanisms may relax and an emotional release occurs. Some emotional dreams may be compensatory in nature. Thus, if you never cry in daily life, you may cry in your dreams.

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Dagger
This could be an indication that you are feeling significant anger toward someone or are afraid that others may deceive you or take advantage of your better nature. If you kill or wound a perceived enemy in your dream, your unconscious mind may be encouraging you to concur your fear. Freud thought that all such objects were phallic symbols.

Dancing
This is a happy dream which indicates that on some level you feel joy, happiness and a sense of victory. Traditionally this dream predicts happy times ahead. Depending on the content of this dream, it may also hold some sexual connotations.

Danger
If you are in a dangerous situation in your dream, you may consider this a a sign from your subconscious. Take the hint and pay closer attention to your finances, business matters, health and things in general. If you faced the danger in your dream, it may be a positive sign and an indication that you are capable of overcoming current obstacles.

Death
If you are the dead person in your dream it suggests that you world like to leave all of your worries and struggles behind and start a new. Dreaming about someone that you care about dying may express your fear about loosing that individual and having to live your life without them. Dreaming that one of your parents died my express fear of loosing them, but it also may be an unconscious valve through which you release angry and other negative feelings about them. Also See: Coffin, Zombie, Smothering

Decapitation
This dream may be suggesting that the dreamer is loosing control. In a decapitation there is a dramatic and violent separation of the head from the body. Under normal circumstances the mind controls and directs the body. This dream suggests that the dreamer may be under the control of his bodily drives and may be separated from his feelings. Some disassociation may be occurring in regard to some behavior or issue in life. However, this dream may have other meanings. This includes, excessive concern about punishment, and it may reflect sever pressure and anxiety in the dreamers life.

Defecation
Dreams which include excretory functions usually represent cleansing and emotional release. Look at all of the details of the dream in order to obtain meaning. Ask yourself which emotions you may be releasing: anxiety, anger, mockery, annoyance, etc. Some very old folklore interpretation say that dreaming of feces is a good omen which suggest a financial gain. Also See: Feces

Deceased relatives
At times we dream about deceased relatives or friends, simply because we miss them. These dreams may be disturbing, but more likely they are a form of wish fulfillment, or a reliving of old experiences. Some people believe that in our dreams with meet up with the deceased on the inner planes and engage in “real” interactions with them. It is normal to miss and long for the people that we loved and that have left the physical body. Thus, it is not surprising that they will pop up in our dreams form time to time.

Desert
If you are looking out on a vast dessert it could symbolize you unconscious. Deserts are generally barren, with little vegetation or animal life. The desert in your dreams could be bringing up the issues of stagnation and periods of little growth in your life. Also, the desert could represent your loneliness and feelings of isolation. However, if you live close to the desert, or love the desert, this may be a positive symbol. For some the desert may be a place where they can commune with nature and feel a sense of peace.

Devil
Dreaming about devils and demons is usually very frightening, and from fear you may awake from your dream. The devil does not generally represent something outside of yourself. It usually symbolizes the most negative and least developed part of you. It may be that part of you that is ignorant and destructive. You can determine the meaning and the message in your dream by looking at all of the details carefully. All dreams are good dreams in that they bring unconscious materials to the conscious mind. Only then you can begin to effectively cope with the more unpleasant sides of your personality. Also see: Satan

Diamond
The diamond is something valuable, timeless and very precious. Dreaming about diamonds may have several different meanings. It could represent love and money, as well as universal truths and spiritual consciousness. The diamond in your dream is an object of desire, and symbolizes those thing that are most valuable to you. We are constantly in pursuit of those things that we have not obtained, but want and need to feel complete. Your dream may have something to do with deciphering what it is that you find most valuable, and then obtaining it.

Digging
The interpretation of this behavior depends on your circumstances and on the details of the dream (this is true for all dreams). Digging is generally considered to be difficult work, or hard labor. You could be “digging” around for the truth, or trying to get to the bottom of things. Alternately, you could be “digging your own grave”. Thus, consider your feelings in the dream and the type of ground that you were digging in. Were you working a difficult area, or digging in fertile soil? See also: Dirt.

Dinosaurs
They are fascinating, sometimes lovable, dangerous, and alive only in our imaginations and history. Consider all of the details of this dream and try to tie these ideas to some aspect of your life. The dinosaur, weather you have given it a positive or negative connotation, refers to something in the past, or to a part of your personality which has changed and you no longer use.

Dirt/Earth
Dreaming about dirt, as in something dirty could represent several different things. It could reflect you state of mind, or a situation from your daily life. It could symbolize a relationship, a business venture, or any other part of your life, where you (or someone else) have been less than honest and honorable. Dirt in your dreams could also represent your unwholesome attitudes and a somewhat devious state of mind. This dream, depending on its details may be encouraging you to clean up “your act” inside and out. Dreaming about soil and the earth, usually symbolizes fertility and the potential to grow. Rich soil may be an indication that the time is right for work and new beginnings. Dreaming about dry, barren soil, may be a reflection of your negative mood. It may include feelings of depression, or general feelings of boredom and emptiness.

Disasters
Dreaming about natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, is not that uncommon. People usually have these dreams at a time when there are many changes going on in their lives. Most people have ambivalent feelings about change, and some resist even positive changes. Thus, quick shifts in life styles or some type of a crisis, may bring about dreams of natural disasters. Please look up a specific disaster by name. Also See: Flood, Earthquake, Tornado.

Disease
The word disease literally means out of ease. Before you begin to interpret this dream on a psychological or metaphysical level, first check your health. The dream could refer to physical or emotional health. Also see: Illness

Diving
Having this dream may mean that you are trying to “get to the bottom” of a current situation or feeling. Water symbolize the unconscious, thus another interpretation for this dream may be that you are delving into your unconscious. Finally, Freud thought that diving may have sexual connotations and represents intercourse.

Doctor
Dreaming about a doctor may represent a need for physical, emotional or spiritual healing. Doctors are generally respected authority figures and we usually follow their advice and guidance in regard to our well being. Depending on your belief system, the doctor in your dream could also represent you higher self or inner guidance. If you are currently experiencing a health problem and doctors are a part of your daily/weekly life, this dream may be symbolic of real life difficulties. However, the dream is most likely based on a past event, or memory, rather than a prediction of the future.

Dog
A dog or dogs in your dream could symbolize a large variety of ideas or concepts. Carefully consider all of the details and the mood in your dream. First, if you have a dog, it may be natural to dream about him. We become emotionally attached to our dogs, and we dream about them just like we dream about anything else that is important to us. Otherwise, consider all of the connotations that have been given to dogs. Dogs could symbolize loyalty and hard work. If someone calls you a dog, it’s a negative reflection on your personality. If you are being treated like a dog, you are most likely being abused in some way. On the metaphysical level, dogs are consider to be the guards of the underworld, and for the dreamer they may be bringing up some messages from the unconscious. Finally, dogs could represent the more basic or “animal” parts of ourselves, and some think that they specifically represent male energy.

Dolphin
Dolphins represent friendliness, communal living, rescue, communication and affection. They are water dwelling mammals and in our dreams they may represent our willingness and our ability to navigate through our emotions. They may also represent positive messages from our unconscious minds. Dolphins may represent a positive connection between consciousness and those parts of ourselves that are a mystery to us. Also See: Water, Whale.

Donkey
Dreaming about this interesting, but at times amusing animal, may have several different and opposing interpretations. Therefore, it is very important that you pay attention to the details and the emotional tone of the dream. A donkey may represent humility, honor and “royalty” in disguise. On the opposite end of things, it may symbolize stubbornness and an unyielding personality. Also, it may represent a person who has many burdens and carries a “heavy load”. Either way, the individual symbolized by the donkey has redeeming qualities which include ruggedness, endurance, and loyalty.

Door
Doors are passageways and in our dreams they hold that symbolism. Going thorough a door may represent going form one state of consciousness to another, or from one inner plane to another. If the doors are locked or closed it may represent opportunities that are not currently available to you, or obstacles. Many doors may represent choices that you are currently faced with.

Dragon
This large mystical creature may represent large and mystical forces inside of yourself. In the East it is believed that the dragons are spiritual creature that navigate through the air, and through the sky. In the West dragons were considered to be dangerous creatures that needed to be destroyed. As far as dream symbols go, the dragon may represent the enormous power in your unconscious. It could symbolize repressed unconscious material, including fear. However, the dragon in our dream is generally a positive symbol. It may represent a period of time when the dreamer will confront his fears and empower himself to effectively cope with negative emotions, extreme materialism, and will obtain greater inner and outer freedom.

Drowning
This is a very common dream and one that can invoke a great amount of fear. However, it may have positive significance. This dream may suggest to the dreamer that he is overwhelmed by unresolved emotions, old issues, or a current crisis. It suggests that a release of the old is necessary in order to emerge and begin anew. This dream serves to awaken the dreamer to consciously embrace and begin to effectively cope with problems and negativity in his life.

Duck
The duck is a very interesting bird, and the symbolism that it conveys is generally positive. Ducks are well adopted to navigate and survive on land and in the water. They can swim, walk and fly. Ducks are flexible and multi-talented. Dreaming about this bird suggests that you, or someone else in your life, is very flexible and can competently deal with emotional issues. Superstition based dream interpretations say that ducks are very good omens, and that you will “float” above and away from your current difficulty. See Also: Animals, Birds

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Eagle
Dreaming about this powerful bird suggests that your subconscious may foresee a time of prosperity and success, as well as liberation from tedium. However if this bird attacks or scares you, prepare yourself for hard work with determination.

Ear/earring
Your subconscious mind may be telling you to become more attentive and pay attention to suggestions and even rumors that you are hearing. Either way, good listening skills are a source of information, which enable us to respond more appropriately to the world around us. Earrings are accessories, and since all that glitters is not gold, this dream may be telling you to spend time getting to know new people and not to depend heavily on initial impressions.

Eating
To interpret this dream adequately you need to take into consideration all the details in the dream, including what type of food you are eating. Eating usually symbolizes comfort, pleasure and love. If you are eating alone, you may be experiencing some feelings of loneliness in daily life. If you are dreaming about eating with others, some may say that it suggests an increase in prosperity and resources. If you are sharing a meal with someone of the opposite sex, you may have a desire to develop a relationship with that person and possibly engage in intimacy.

Earthquake
Unlike some of the other dreams about natural disasters, earthquakes usually symbolize parts of the dreamers physical reality, rather than his emotional life. The earthquake in the dream may be representing financial difficulties, health issues, or any number of other problems that could occur in daily life. An experience that is “shaking” you up, and changing you daily life, could be creeping into your dream state and showing up as an earthquake. Also See: Disaster

Elephant
An elephant in your dream may represent knowledge, power, and strength. It is also associated with long memory and “thick skin”. However, depending on the dream’s details, the elephant may be a symbol of a large burden. Additionally, in you dream state you may be making efforts to remember something important and of great magnitude.

Elevator
Going up and down in the elevator may symbolize going from one state of consciousness to another. Messages from the unconsciousness may be accessible. Some believe that the elevator may be a symbol of a boring and mechanical sex life. On a more pragmatic note, the elevator may simply represent the “ups and downs” of life. If you are ascending then you may perceive your current situation as optimistic and moving upward. If you are descending you may be experiencing some negativity and helplessness.

Envelope
Mail or letters, usually come in envelops. When we see envelops in our dreams, we are typically dreaming about receiving news, information, or messages from someone specific, or from the world in general. If you are the individual that looks forward to mail, this dream may have positive connotations for you. However, if you dread the envelopes which typically hold the monthly bills, then this dream may have negative and anxiety provoking meaning for you. Typically however, dreaming about receiving letters has positive, and at times spiritual connotations. You may be coming into awareness about some aspect of your life, where you make new realizations and get to the “truth” of things. Some believe that seeing many unopened envelopes in your dreams, may represent missed opportunities.

Ex-boy/girlfriend
It is very common for people to dream about ex partners. Individuals that have been an important part of our lives, continue to take up a part of our mind and heart. It is impossible to very dramatically shut the person out of our thoughts and feelings. Just because the relationship ends, does not mean that all is finished. As we go through relationships, we learn, and at times pick up “battle wounds”. You will continue to dream about your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend until you “let go” of them on a very important and deep level, or until you learned your lesson from that relationship. Either way, dreaming about your ex-romance does not predict future involvement. It may be wish fulfillment, reliving memories, or working out old issues. Dreams are very rarely prophetic. Also See:
People

Eye
This complex dream symbol can only be interpreted based on the dreamers experiences and the details in the dream (as is the case with all dream symbols). Some say that the eyes are the windows for the soul. Eyes symbolize perceptiveness, personal outlook, clairvoyance, curiosity and knowledge. They also may reveal information about personal identify. Traditionally, if the eyes are beautiful they represent peace. Closed eyes are said to represent fear and an unwillingness to see clearly. Crossed eyes may be a subconscious warning about someone’s character or integrity.

Eyeglasses
If the person in the dream normally wears eyeglasses, then this symbol is a reflection of daily life. However, if the person does not wear glasses or the glasses are the focal point in the dream, several interpretations could be made. You may need to do a “reality check”, or ask yourself if you are seeing the world through “rose colored glasses”. Either way, your subconscious mind may be encouraging you to make an attempt to see things more clearly.

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Faces
It is very common to dream about familiar faces, as well as the faces of strangers. Interpret the dream, by considering the face and the general content of the dream. Stranger’s face could represent different parts of our personality, or psyche. You think that you are seeing a stranger, but in actuality you are seeing a different part of yourself. A comic face may indicate that you have conscious or unconscious need to mock or snub the conventional. Featureless faces suggest that you may feel unnoticed and unappreciated. On the other hand, some believe that the blank or unclear face represents a teacher. Someone that is there to show you something or teach you a lesson. Smiling faces are representative of happy thoughts and feelings, and possibly anticipation of a joyful event in the near future.

Falling
This is a common dream which usually represents underlying fears and feelings of inadequacy and helplessness. Interpret your dream by considering your primary fears and current difficulties. Especially, those situations that seem somewhat outside of your control (financial, romantic,etc.). Superstition based dream interpretations say that if you fall a long distance in your dream and get hurt, be prepared for really hard times a head, but if you fall and do not get injured your upsets will be minor and temporary.
Famous people – See: Actor

Father
Dream can be looked at on several different levels. You may be dreaming about your father and expressing your feeling, about him or toward him, in a safe way. Traditionally a father dream can be seen as symbolizing authority and power. In your dream you are expressing you attitude about your strengths and weaknesses, as they relate to your position in life, and your general attitude toward society.

Fear
If you are experiencing great fear in your dreams, you are having nightmares. These types of dreams are positive because your unconscious mind is trying to tell you something. If your have repressed issues, they are coming to the surface. Think about the fear in your dreams and try to be honest with yourself. Face your fears, as a great American president once said, “There is nothing to fear, but fear itself”.

Feces
Dreams containing feces may be odd, but they are not uncommon. Feces represent those things which you no longer need. Things which are currently garbage or waste and need to be discarded. Generally, this dream may represent healthy psychological progress. It may indicate that you are cleansing yourself of unnecessary and possibly hurtful attitudes, ideas and emotions. In some cultures people believe that if you are dreaming about feces you will soon prosper financially (feces in the dream means money in the hand). Also See: Defecation.

Feet
For some people, dreaming about feet can be a very sexy dream. Besides sexual connotations, they can represent your ability to move forward in life. Dreams with feet in them point to how well you are balanced and grounded.

Fences
May represent your level of self control. Maybe you need more or less of it. Additionally, this dream may express your need for privacy or connote feelings of being trapped. The details of this dream are vital to its interpretation, including your feelings while having the dream.

Fighting
It usually symbolized anger and confusion which comes about in times of change. If nothing is changing in your life, it may be a clue that a change is needed or that you trying to change internally.

Fire
This is a very complex symbol, which can have both negative and positive connotations. When interpreting this dream, you need to consider all of its details and your emotional responses in the dream. Fire can be a deeply spiritual symbol, representing transformation and enlightenment. On the other hand it could represent danger, anger, passion, pain or fear. Is the fire in your dream destroying something or simply warming you? Are you currently engaging in negative behaviors, or are knowingly making wrong (or destructive) choices? Your subconscious mind may be warning you, and at the same time encouraging you to alter those things in your life which may be hurtful and dangerous.

Fish
Some people believe that when you dream about fish you will soon find out that you or someone you know is pregnant (waters of the womb). Others believe that if you see fish in your dreams it is a forecast for sickness and poor health. In Christianity, Christ is at times represented by the fish symbol (spirituality). These water dwelling animals may represent messages from our unconscious, and indicate to us how well we navigate through our emotional waters. They could symbolize body and soul nourishment, and navigation through the unknown depths of ourselves.

Floating
Floating in water can be symbolic of floating on top of your emotions and in harmony with the unconscious. Floating through the air has the same symbolism as flying. Floating usually represents your current feelings of peacefulness and general freedom.

Flowers
When we look at flowers, most of us feel some joy and aliveness. At the very least we, appreciate their beauty and see their value. Flowers are beautiful and in our dreams they could represent the simplest feelings of contentment to the deepest feelings of spiritual unfoldment. The colors could symbolize the psychic centers in our bodies, called chakras. Flowers also represent hope and positive growth, along with simplicity, innocence and possibly virginity.

Flood
Floods are caused by heavy rain and the melting of snow. Water in any form, including rain and snow, symbolizes emotions. Dreaming abut being in a flood is an indication that the dreamer is currently experiencing powerful emotions, and may at times be overwhelmed by them. The flood in your dream could represent a very powerful, or even violent, emotionally cleansing experience. But don’t worry, just like in an actual flood, waters reside and so do emotions. Depending on the content of the dream and your emotional experience in it, the flood could also represent sexuality, and be a sexual dream symbol. Also See: Disaster

Flies
These insects are annoying and they take away from the enjoyment of any moment or situation. Consider the details of your dream and try to figure out if these flies represent anything in your daily life. They could symbolize people and things that get in your way, or they could mean that you are currently experiencing annoyance and frustration. Consider whether your are successfully getting rid of the flies in your dream, or whether they are overwhelming you. This may give you a clue as to how well you are coping with distraction and frustration.

Flying
Dreams of flying are very common and most people can recall having flown in a dream or two. There are many ideas as to what this means. Some people believe that flying in our dreams can be an actual out of body experience. That we go to places on this physical plane as well as into the inner planes (mostly the Astral). Edgar Cayce thought that this Astral travel may be a precursor to becoming lucid in a dream. Carl Jung’s idea was that in a flying dream we are expressing our desire to brake free of restrictions and limitations. We have a desire to be free and above all of our difficulties! Alfred Adler, thought that this dream was a type of a superiority dream in which we reveal the desire to dominate and be above others. Focusing on the libido, Freud thought that flying was just another way to express sexual desires. The details of your dream will give you clues as to what it symbolizes, if your dream was a spiritual experience or ego based. Enjoy it, flying is fun!

Food
People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni, comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence. To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a “compensatory” function, where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment.

Forest / Woods
They may represent your unconscious or your “mental space”. If you are lost in the woods it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction.

Friends
Our dreams are full of symbolism, with their messengers being all different types of people. It is very common to dream about our friends. These are individual that are emotionally valuable to us, and we learn about ourselves through them. Dreams are very rarely prophetic, thus whether your dream was good or bad, don’t expect it to come true. This dream is more than likely attempting to bring up uncomfortable feelings that you have about yourself or others (remember “uncomfortable” does not necessarily mean bad). Dreams are created by our own thinking processes, our own thoughts created our dreams….thus, the mind that created the dream also knows it’s meaning!!! Also see:
People.

Frog
Old dream interpretation books say that frogs are a good omens and represent happiness and great friendships. From a more modern point of view, frogs may be considered symbols of the unconscious, as they live in the water. Frogs also represent transformation of the positive kind.

Funeral– See Burial, Coffin and Death

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Game
People dream about all different types of games. Some are simple and borrowed from daily life, like basketball or Monopoly. Other games in dreams are bazaar, incredible, totally unrealistic, and some are even sadistic. To interpret the dream you must consider its greater context and the emotional reactions in the dream. Some games are simply a form of entertainment from your unconscious. You may be having fun in your dream. This is not all that common, but it does happen from time to time. Other “game” dreams may represent the challenges in your life, your competitive nature, or your childishness. They may point out goals to be achieved, or are a simple way to let out steam. The game in your dream could also represent “the game of life”. This is not an original thought on my part,
but it deserves attention and consideration. If you are playing a strange game with people from your daily life, consider your interactions with them and the role that each individual holds.

Garage
This is an interesting symbol and many people have requested that it be added to the dictionary. Traveling is very common theme for our dreams. Traveling in a car is the most common form of this type of dream. Traveling in a vehicle generally can represent our journey through life — or a portion of our life’s journey. If in your dream, you find yourself in a garage or a parking lot, two different types connotations can be made. Please consider the content of your dream, the mood in it, and your current dilemma or situation in life. The parked car could represent a period of inactivity and indecision in your life. The dream could be pointing out that you have been idol for a period of time and that it may be good time to “get a move on”. The more positive interpretation of this dream may be that the parked car is symbolic of a reflective period or mood. You may be in “park” for a while so that you can rest, relax, regroup and think things over.

Garbage
The unconscious mind may be hinting to you that the time for “throwing out” unnecessary things is at hand. Letting go of clutter frees the mind and makes more room in the closet!! The garbage in your dream could also represent those things from your past, or in your life today which are not worth keeping, or that are literally rubbish. It has been said that “cleanliness is next to Godliness”, and there is something to that saying. Removing “garbage” from the mind, spirit and body is not only necessary, but it is also at times accomplished in our dreams.

Garden
It may be a symbolism of lost innocence or youth. Folk lore tells us that dreaming of beautiful gardens is symbolic of great happiness and love. If the garden is wild it means that you may have difficulties, but with some care and attention you are capable of overcoming them.

Genitals
This is an obvious sexual dream, which brings out your attitudes and concerns in regard to your sexuality. If you are feeling quietly, stressed or concerned about your sexual activities (or a lack of them), they will be reinforced in these explicit dreams containing sexual organs. If you are dreaming about the sexual organs of other people, you may be concerned about their sexuality or other troubling issues that are surrounding them. Dreaming about sexual organs usually has something to do with sex –BUT not necessarily, so consider all the details.

Ghosts
Some believe that the ghosts in their dreams are real representations of the dead. This is the most unlikely explanation for this dream. More likely, the ghost is representing a part of yourself that is unclear to you, and that you do not understand. At times, ghosts represent those things that we can no longer obtain and that are fleeting. Old superstition based dream interpretations say that dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it.

Gift
If you are giving presents, your subconscious may be trying to tell you that your current difficulties will pass with positive outcomes. If you are receiving them it is another good sign that suggest that you are feeling lucky these days.

Glass
Very important things are made out of glass. Amongst them are windows which allow sunshine into our homes, drinking glasses, seeing glasses, etc. Glass makes our lives more comfortable and we rarely, if ever give it any thought. Consider the details of your dreams and try to figure out how this dream about glass is relevant to you. If glass is shattered in your dreams it could symbolize breaking of both negative and positive things. For example it could represent the braking of illusions, denial and deception. On the more negative side, it could also represent the shattering of some dream or hope that a person has been holding close to their heart. Old dream interpretation books say that looking through a clear glass is a sign of good luck, and through a dirty glass symbolizes domestic difficulties.

Goat
When interpreting dreams with goats in them, consider the types of personality characteristics that we generally give to these animals. We consider them to be sturdy and tenacious animals. Historically, lambs are sacrificial, and when we place blame on an individual we may call him a “scapegoat”. Additionally, in pagan mythology goats are considered to be symbols of sexual vitality. Look at the details of your dream and see if you can connect any of these characteristics to yourself or someone else in your daily life. See Animals

God
Regardless of whether we believe in a God or not, all of us have been exposed to the idea of a supreme and omnipresent being. The dilemma over the existence of God is probably the most common dilemma of them all. Everyone from time to time will have a dream about “God”. Its symbolism depends on the dreamer. God in our dreams can be considered a positive or self affirming symbol. It represent truth, purity and love. It also represent the creative energy which is abundant in all of us (whether we know it or not). For a certain amount of people, in the dream state, God could have negative connotations. God for them could represent eternal punishment, damnation and invoke massive amounts guilt. Also See: Jesus

Gold
It may symbolize anything that you are currently concerned about and that you greatly value. If you are losing gold in your dream, it may express your anxieties over a missed opportunity. However, remember, “All that glitters is not gold”; your unconscious mind may be reminding you not to judge things on appearances alone.

Grave/Graveyard
Graves are generally depressing and represent some form of death. On a very physical level this dream does not appear to be a very happy omen. However, this dream could also have deeper and more spiritual meaning. It could represent things which require deep thinking and are not “on the surface”. Graves could also symbolize the unconscious. If someone close to you has recently died, it may be normal for you to have dreams about graveyards and death. However, if this dream is coming up and there has been no death in the family, consider your feelings in daily life. If you are feeling depressed or helpless in any way, “look inside” and make attempts to increase you self awareness and your spiritual identity.

Guns
The gun in your dream could represent several different things, so please pay attention to the details and to the mood of the dream. The gun could symbolize the male sex organ, aggression, harshness and fear. This dream may have sexual connotations, or your unconscious mind may be telling you not to harbor your feelings, but express them more freely, as they could become explosive. On the more positive side of things, the gun could simply represent your need to protect yourself, either emotionally or physically, or both. If the gun in the dream is used to hurt or kill you, or someone else, please consider your current difficulties, hostile feelings or serious arguments, which may exist between you and others, or in your environment. Also See: Shooting, Blood

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Hair
Hair is valued and highly regarded by most cultures. It is a point of vanity, security, sensuality, sexual appeal, and a symbol of youth. In some cultures women are not allowed to show their hair outside their homes. Wealthy men go through painful surgery, and spend thousands of dollars to replace lost hair follicles. Needless to say, hair is a valuable dream symbol. It represents physical and spiritual strength. Samson’s hair was the source of his strength and virility. In our dreams hair can represent our thoughts, knowledge and our reasoning processes. White or gray hair represents age and wisdom, and body hair may symbolize protection and warmth. When interpreting this dream, make attempts to identify the primary issue and connect it to a situation in your daily life. Also See: Beard

Hands
We express ourselves with our hands, and appropriately reading body language is a valuable source of information. Likewise, in the dream state the hands may reveal information about emotions, intentions and overt behaviors. For example, if in you dream you see clenched fists you may have much repressed anger. At times, extended hands indicate that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. If the hands in your dreams are stroking, you may be feeling sexy.

Happiness
If you are currently experiencing sadness, this dream may be a psychological compensation and a positive way of comforting yourself. Traditionally, if you dream of being really happy you need to look around you to make sure that you are not overlooking anything (including your health). Dreaming of happy children is always a good omen.

Hats
Hats are usually symbolic of power and authority. Look at the details in your dream, including who is wearing the hat. The type and quality of the hat usually represents the degree of authority and respect that your unconscious mind is giving to the person wearing it.

Heaven
It represents all of those things that most people hope for. Some of us may not be convinced of its existence, but all of us have definite ideas about what heaven should be like. In your dreams it may symbolize happiness, peace, understanding, rest, love, union with God and man, and many more positive things. Some people work for a “heaven on Earth”, and others believe that there are many different heavens and in their dreams they visit those place through soul travel. Whatever your belief system or your dream experience, this dream usually leaves you feeling good and generally energized.

Hole
Holes, as all other dream symbols can only be appropriately interpreted by considering all of the details, and the emotional content of the dream. Holes in socks, clothing, furniture, etc. may represent feelings of faultiness or lack. You may be bringing your attention to the fact that there is something missing, or in need of repair in your life. At times holes can represent the female sex organs. Dark holes can symbolize the great “unknown”, the entrance to the unconscious, or if there are many negative or frightening feelings associated with this dream, you may be becoming aware of some problematic or troublesome situation in your life.

Homosexuality
Sex in many different forms is frequently the topic of dreams. Sexual dreams don’t always have sexual meaning. They are at times about power, control, identity and other non sexual issues of life. If you are homosexual, dreams regarding this particular sexual orientation are not atypical. They are simply the extension of your thoughts and feelings, in the form that is the most familiar and meaningful to you. If a heterosexual person is having a homosexual dream it may have a variety of connotations. The interpretation of this dream (as with all others) is very personal and generalizations are difficult to make. This dream may be about loving yourself, especially if the other individual in your dream is a stranger. The dream may be about integrating ideas and attitudes, and in a few, rare cases may be about sexual orientation. Sexual dreams are either wish fulfillment, compensatory dreams, or have nothing to do with sex at all, but rather are about issues mentioned above. Also See: Sex, Intercourse.

Honey
Sweet experiences and good health are in your subconscious and most likely in your life.

Horse
The horse is a noble and powerful animal. As a dream symbol it can represent a wide range of positive thoughts and ideas, about self or others. Depending on the details of the dream, horses can symbolize freedom, power and sexual energy. At times, they can also be considered messengers, relaying information from the unconscious to the conscious, from the spiritual to the physical. If you are horseback riding, it suggests that you are self assured and feel a sense of control in your daily life. Old dream interpretation books say that the color of the horse is also significant. (Remember that this is based on superstition.) Black horses are said to point out delays, white horses are reinforcing the positive and transformative aspects of life, gray horses may point to the difficulties in the dreams current situation, Piebald horses are symbolic of confusion, brown horses of mental pursuits and tan
horses are said to be symbolic of love and sex.

Hospital
Many people reported having dreams about hospitals and surgery. This appears to be a relatively common dream sitting. Most of us are in some need of healing. The healing may be physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual. By paying attention to this dream, you may be able to identify the source of your pain, and where and how the healing needs to take place. Think about why you or someone else was in the hospital (in the dream). What is going on in the dream; what is the prognosis; and what is the cure? Answering these questions in light of a situation or issue from your daily life, could be very helpful and, at times, even enlightening. Therefore, try not to get upset by your dream, but rather pay attention to its message. Superstition based dream interpretations suggest that if you are visiting a patient you will be receiving surprising news (good or bad), but if you are the
patient you may be currently overwhelmed by life and should ask others for help. Also See: Pain

House
It is common to dream about houses. They usually symbolize our emotional and psychological selves. You, all of the experiences and stages of your life may be represented by that house. The house may be representing issues concerning a particular dilemma in your life, or it may be more general and comprehensive. Either way, pay attention to the details in this dream and you may learn a thing or two about yourself. Also See: Kitchen, Bathroom, Attic

Hurricane
Dreaming about being in a hurricane, or if a hurricane is approaching, usually suggests that the dreamer is going through sudden and unpleasant changes in his life. It indicates that there is an emotional storms in the dreams life, or on the horizon. Old dream interpretation books consider hurricane dreams to be dreams of warning, and recommend that the dreamer does not take any unnecessary risks. Additionally, if you are uncertain about doing something, don’t do anything at all! Also See: Disaster

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Ice
Ice, or water in the solid form, is associated with the emotions and the unconsciousness. Dreaming about ice suggests that you may have some emotions, or denied psychological issues, that are not readily accessible to you. These feelings may be negative, for example: fear and anxiety about either death or sexual frigidity (for some people these are one and the same, sorry, just a joke!). Things that are frozen are generally not usable, and they do not change or grow. This dream may be pointing to some areas of your feeling or thinking that are inaccessible to you, or that part of you that is inaccessible to others. Superstition based dream interpretation books tell us that sitting on ice in your dreams is a dream of the contrary. It indicates that you may have a life of comfort and
prosperity (this is may be silly to some , but others like to hear this type of interpretations).

Ice-cream
Eating, making, selling, or serving ice-cream suggests that you are feeling contentment and satisfaction in your life. Things are well and the best is yet to come.

Ice-skating
Please read the interpretation of ice and take that thought one step further. This dream suggests that you may have a part of your emotional or psychological life in a stagnant or inaccessible form.You may me functioning in your daily life “as if” all is well, but in you greater realty there may be a very large issue that you are in denial of , or are simply ignoring. This dream symbol may be a good one in that it encourages you too look at those parts of your life that you are most reluctant to address head on, but are very important to your happiness.

Illness
If you are ill in your dream please pay attention to your health. At times our subconscious gives us warnings before we are consciously aware of any symptoms. Emotional health can also be included in such dreams, so take care of your relationships and express your feelings in positive ways.If someone you care about is ill in your dream, maybe you are concerned about loosing the support and love of that person.

Incest
This could be an extremely disturbing dream, but it does not necessarily have anything to do with sex. It is possible that you may be worried about other aspects of your family life. If this dream persists you may consider talking to a professional about it. If you are currently making important decisions, don’t do anything that is morally questionable.

Infidelity
Dreaming about being unfaithful suggests that you take a look at your current relationship. What was the person in your dream giving you (emotionally or otherwise) that your real life partner does not. Communicate effectively and begin to develop those areas of your relationship that need most improvement.

Insects
Some dream interpretation books name specific insects and their symbolism. However, the main idea to consider when you are interpreting this dream is that you may be currently annoyed or “bugged” by a person or a situation in life. Use common sense and some general impressions about the specific insect when interpreting your dream. For example, if you are dreaming about bees stinging you, think about some of your relationships and the motives of others.

Intercourse
Experiencing sexual pleasure in your dreams is most likely wish-fulfillment. If you are watching other people having sex, you may be holding back an emotional difficulty. The meaning of this dream also depends on your emotional reaction to what is going on, and the mood of the dream.

Intruder
Seeing an intruder breaking into your house or hurting your or someone else, can be a very scary dream. Depending on the level of fear, this dream can at times be a nightmare. The intruder braking the law or braking into your house may be representative of your subconscious feelings. The intruder may be a symbol of your guilt and self-indulgent attitudes or behaviors. Or it may represent the more negative side of your nature. If you had a fearful real life experience with an intruder, in this dream you may be reliving this experience and hopefully letting go of the fear.

Island
Dreaming about being on an island can have several different meanings and could be very revealing. Consider your mood in this dream. Was the island a place of rest, peace or solitude? If the answer is yes, it suggests that you may need time to yourself for restoration and renewal. The sea or the ocean generally symbolizes our unconscious. Thus, if you were very lonely and afraid in your dream due to the waters around you, it may be an indication that you are unwilling to look deeply into yourself. You may be afraid of the “stuff” that is under the surface of your conscious thoughts and feelings.

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Jail
You think that you have done something really bad and should be punished. You may also have a fear of being trapped emotionally or physically. If you are the jailer, you may have some unconscious desire to exert control over others. Either way, this dream suggest that you have obstacles in your life, which may not be easy to overcome.

Jesus
If you met and interacted with Christ, you may be on a spiritual search and are looking for guidance and a place to call your spiritual home. If you are dreaming about the crucifixion, you may be experiencing strong, but unwarranted feelings of guilt.

Jealousy
This negative feeling may be in your dream because you are experiencing it in in your daily life. If you are not aware of your jealousy, your subconscious may be giving you some hints of awareness. Jealousy is usually a result of feeling insecure. This dream can be seen as a learning experience. Consider some of the ways that you are feeling insecure or inadequate and then begin to deal with those issues.

Jewelry
The meaning of this dream depends on your current concerns. Jewelry is usually a representation of things that you highly value. Gender differences imply, that for a man this dream symbolizes material wealth and for a woman – love. The details to pay attention to when interpreting this dream are: type of jewelry, weather it’s real or custom, and your interactions with it.

Journey
Dreaming about traveling or moving in various vehicles is very common. It represents our path in life and it may reflect some of our fear and anticipation. For details, look up the particular vehicle (i.e.See Car, Boat, Airplane,

Jungle
Impenetrable jungle, your subconscious may be revealing to you the anxiety you have about the future. If you find yourself freely exploring the jungle, it may be a hint that you need a change of scene.

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Kangaroo
Dreaming about this interesting animal, and depending on the details of the dream, may have several different connotations. The kangaroo is a very powerful and strong animal. It has huge feet which it uses for mobility and self protection. Your dream may have to to with issues of strength, freedom to move, and grounding. Additionally, since the kangaroo is a marsupial and we are all intrigued with her mothering style, this dream may be bringing up issues regarding your mother, or your mothering. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that seeing a kangaroo in your dreams foretells unexpected and exciting trips for the dreamer. Also See: Animals

Key
Just like with most dreams, look for the obvious connection by comparing the details, or the theme of your dream to your daily life. Are you trying to figure something out and “unlock” a puzzling question? Do you wish to hide something? Are you locking something up or are you opening the door? Last but not least, does this dream have any sexual connotations for you?

Kidnapping
The main theme in abduction dreams is fear. The dreamer may be afraid of losing a very important part of himself, or of losing his safest and most familiar surroundings. Also, the dreamer may be afraid of leaving his home, his childhood, his familiar support group or his long standing ideas. These type of dreams may be most prevalent during times of psychological or physical transition; during stressful times of life when the future is somewhat uncertain. Consider the details of your dream and try to isolate or identify the fear that created the dream. Please refer to the page called “your dreams and my dreams” in order to obtain a general understanding of how dreams could be interpreted. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that dreaming about being kidnapped is really an
omen and that you will receive unexpected news and will be successful against your opposition.

Killing
If you are killing someone in your dreams, you are probably expressing hostile feelings. Consider this an opportunity to look at your negative feelings and decide what would be the best and the least destructive way to address them. If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you, that you don’t particularly like. Also see: Blood, Attack, Anger

Kiss
In this dream you may be expressing feelings that are difficult to express during the day. Kissing is usually an indication of warmth and happiness. If you don’t receive enough love and affection in your daily life, then this could be a compensatory dream, where the dreamer is comforting himself. If you are kissing the object of your affection, the dream could be a form of wish fulfillment. Superstition based interpretations say that if you are kissing strangers you may have a need to conquest. If the kissing is insincere you are pretentious, and if you see your partner kissing someone else you may be afraid of infidelity.

Kitchen
Consider the atmosphere and physical surroundings of the kitchen. If it is lavish, you may be concerned about impressing someone (or you may be planing a good party and want to do an excellent job). For most families, the kitchen is a place of warmth and nourishment (emotionally and physically), so if the kitchen is dilapidated it may be a reflection of your emotional or physical health.

Kite
The message that is coming up from your unconscious mind may be one of renewed freedom or an accomplishment of a goal. Kites are generally associated with sweet childhood memories and a sense of abandonment in joy. If your daily life is difficult, this dream may be a form of compensation, or it may be a positive anticipation of things to come.

Knife
This tool does not have positive connotations. It may reflect the unrest and difficulty that you are experiencing. If you are self-mutilating, consider your actions and/or addictions. Take a hint from your unconscious and modify or discontinue your harmful thoughts or actions. Also See: Killing

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Ladder
Ascending or descending on a ladder may be an unconscious reflection of your movement toward a goal. Ascending is generally a more positive symbol than descending. The ladder is suggestive of hard work and exertion of energy. However, you are achieving a goal and the hard work is well worth the effort. The ladder may be symbolic of the “way to heaven”. You can decide whether the heaven is here on earth or in the forever after! 🙂 Missing rungs may symbolize the hardships or handicaps that you could be (or are) encountering on your ascent to better and bigger things. Also See: Stairs and Climbing

Lake
All bodies of water generally represent our emotions and our unconscious. Old dream interpretation books say that lakes are symbolic of romantic emotions. If the lake is calm, your love life is probably in good shape and you feel safe. Stormy water-strap yourself in and get ready for a bumpy ride. If you see a monster in the water, you subconscious may be suggesting that you have competition (or some unconscious issue or problem). For a more serious and contemplative definition of this dream symbol please see: Water and Ocean.

Lamb
To interpret this dream most accurately please consider all of the details in the dream and its mood. The lamb in your dream could have negative or positive connotations and it could reflect some of your personal characteristics or attributes. On the positive end, the lamb symbolizes gentleness, warmth, love, innocence, and for those spiritually minded, the Lamb of God. More negative interpretations of this dream symbol would be that the lamb in your dream is a “sacrificial” lamb, or “lamb going to the slaughter”. Also See: Animals

Lateness
If you are arriving late, your subconscious may be telling you to be more perceptive and to use more foresight when making plans.

Leak
Whether it be a leaky pipe or a bottle of soda, any type of a leak is usually a waste of energy and resources. If you are dreaming about leaks you may want to consider where you are wasting energy and resources ( be it in your daily life, emotional life or thinking). Additionally, look carefully at the entire dream and see if information is being “leaked” from the unconscious to the conscious.

Letter
Dreaming about receiving letters, just like in daily life, usually represents receiving news, information, or messages from someone specific, or from the world in general. If you are the individual that looks forward to mail, this dream may have positive connotations for you. However, if you dread the envelops which typically hold the monthly bills, then this dream may have negative and anxiety provoking meaning for you. Typically however, dreaming about receiving letters has positive, and at times spiritual connotations. You may be coming into awareness about some aspect of your life, where you make new realizations and get to the “truth” of things. Some believe that seeing many unopened letters in your dreams, may represent missed opportunities.

Library
You may be trying to assimilate some new information or idea. A library is generally a good omen. It suggests that you may be close to solving a problem or discovering something new and exciting.

Light
Whether you are dreaming or awake, light is a very positive symbol. It represents enlightenment, lifting of shadow, gaining of understanding and knowledge, and a positive force. Depending on the details of the dream, you may give the light spiritual or physical meaning. For some the light may represent a higher force or power, God’s presence, or rays of God’s love and peace. Others may find this dream reassuring, as it may represent a well lit journey through life, or simply a solution to a current problem.

Lightning
Lightning represents energy and a fantastic, altering force. It is generally a positive dream symbol which represents the dreamers “awakened” state of consciousness. At times, a sudden shift in awareness, or unpredictable news, may shock us and leave us feeling anxious. However, enlightenment of any kind has long term positive implications. When interpreting this dream, make attempts to connect it to important and highly charged events from your daily life, which have suddenly occurred, or came into your awareness. A See: Storm

Lion
It is a symbol of social distinction and leadership. The interpretation depends on the circumstances and the interactions with the lion. Also See: Animals, Cat.

Lips
In the pop culture lips are usually symbols of sexuality and sensuality. They are also symbols of communication. Old dream interpretation books say that if you see beautiful lips in your dreams expect happy events to occur, but if you see ugly or deformed lips, look out for trouble (who knows?).

Lock
If things are locked up and we don’t have the key, then it is impossible for us to get to it. Consider the details in your dream and try to decipher the message. Are you the one that is lock up inside, or are opportunities closed to you? Locks in your dreams may represent those things that are currently inaccessible to you. Other interpretations suggest that locks are symbols of security and at times may have sexual connotations.

Love
For most of us, love is a full time obsession . We are concerned about the love of our parents. children, co-workers, friends, and many, many others. There is nothing more important to our emotional or psychological well being then love. It is also a vital part of any growth process. We need to have a healthy dose of self love so that we can in turn love the world. Dreams may be filled with images of love, friendship, compassion and lust. At the end, it is all about acceptance and belonging. To be loved is to feel accepted and to have a sense of belonging. In our dreams we may be trying to figure out this mystery called love. The dream may be a form of wish fulfillment, or compensatory in nature. It may be spiritual or practical, but it always deals with a significant part of ourselves.

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Map
The interpretation depends on whether you are following a map that is leading you to a particular destination and you feel good about it, or whether you are trying to follow a confusing chart. A confusing chart may indicate that you lack a clear sense of direction in your every day life or are in the midst of changing long term plans. Following a good map in your dreams suggest that you are feeling confident in your current path and pursuits.

Marriage
It is a symbol of commitment and depending on the details of your dream, you may be currently dealing with this issue. The commitment could be to your work, to yourself or to your partner. If you are not married, this dream could simply be a form of wish-fulfillment.

Masks
They are a symbol of pretentiousness. If you are wearing a mask, look inside and check if you are being sincere in your presentations, or if you are hiding something and pretending to be something you are not. If other people are wearing masks, it suggests that you may be concerned about their genuineness.

Medicine
When we take medicine we usually feel better. Medicine in your dreams may be a sign for your subconscious that you are fixing your problems and will overcome your difficulties.

Melody/song
Hearing sounds in your dreams can be looked at from a spiritual point of view. Nice sounds are usually seen as positive omens. Some may say that in your dream state you have traveled to other higher and more spiritual plains. Traditional interpretations tell us that if you hear a familiar melody, you may bump into old friends. Psychologically speaking, you may have heard a song during the day and in your dream state you are simply replaying it.

Milk
The interpretation of this dream can be looked at from two very distinct viewpoints. First, milk can be a safe representation of semen and you may have unconscious (or conscious) desires for sexual relations. Second, milk is a symbol of nourishment and it suggests, depending on the details, that you are giving or receiving an adequate amount of support and consideration from your environment.

Mirror
It is a symbol of vanity and superficiality. You may be concerned about your image and the way you present yourself to the world. Some say that if you see a clear image you may be getting a glimpse of your true self. Broken mirrors always seem to be a sign of bad luck, or at least represent some distortions.

Moon
The moon is an interesting symbol, which has been associated with mostly the irrational and intuitive side of things. It effect the ocean tides, and it has been linked to madness or lunacy. As a dream symbol is can represent all of these things and more. As always, pay attention to the details in the dream before making conclusions about the meaning of your moon or moons. The moon could represent romance and our earthly impulses and passions. It could reveal things about the nature of our soul and the unconscious. For those lucky people, the moon can reflect their inner peace and their sense of serenity and security.

Money
The significance money has in your waking life is reflected in your dream state. Money is a symbol of power and wealth. We often judge ourselves based on our ability to make it, save it, and spend it. First consider your own relationship with money and your current financial situation as this dream could be simple wish-fulfillment. As always, consider all of the accompanying details in your dream because they will help you to understand where your issues lie. Traditional Dream Interpretations indicate that losing money in your dream is a good omen, and that most likely the opposite will happen.

Mother
The relationship that we have with our mother is the most psychologically significant relationship of them all. Rarely all good or all bad, our mothers always invoke powerful emotions. We may dream about our mothers in all different forms. She may be in disguise in our dreams, and it is our job to find her in there. If you are dreaming about your mother, you may be addressing some issues or concerns in your dream, or your dream may be based on a valuable memory. The general image of “mother” in a dream may symbolize a variety of feelings and ideas, including: caring, nurturing, love, acceptance, hard work, sacrifice, martyrdom..etc. Also See: Parents

Mountain
Climbing a real mountain is not always fun, but it is always challenging and rewarding. These ideas can be applied when attempting to understand a dream with a mountain in it. Some say that the mountain may represent spirituality and all the lessons awaiting you. Others say that it represents mental development and awareness. The most logical (but not necessarily applicable to you) interpretation is that, in your dream state climbing a mountain represents attainment of your goals. If you are ascending a mountain, you are working hard and trying to accomplish your goals, and descending may represent letting go of issues and emotional baggage. Either way, this sounds like a good dream!

Music
Hearing music in your dreams has positive connotations. Music is healing to the soul, and as you are listening to it in your dream, you may be connected to the wonderful, creative spirit or flow of life. It suggests a degree of inner harmony and emotional expression. Also See: Melody/song

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Nails
This is a very interesting symbol. If you are hammering you may be: a) expressing some violent feelings,or b) you may be reflecting on hard work and honor (depending on the content). Additionally nails may have some sexual connotations. A man may be expressing some repressed anxiety about sexual potency and a woman may be expressing her unconscious abhorrence of sex.

Night
Night time appears to be a very common background to many dreams. If it is very dark in many of your dreams, it suggests that you are hiding something or are not willing to see things clearly. You may the the type who likes to ignore, minimize or hide your problems.

Nightmare
If you have nightmares try to understand the fears and the occurrences in those dreams. They suggest that you are holding on to very strong conflicts, which may be traumatic or guilt based. You may have a lot of powerful negative feelings which need to be reconciled. If nightmares continue for an extended period of time the individual should consider obtaining professional counseling services.

Nudity
This dream may be encouraging you to come forth with what’s really on your mind. Your subconscious is encouraging you to be more open. On the other hand this dream may have many more connotations. There may be sexual meaning in this dream, depending on its details. Additionally, if you see yourself naked in inappropriate places, your rebellious side may be coming through and with it some fear that people may not accept you for what you really are.

Numbers
This dream may be difficult to interpret. Our subconscious mind picks up a lot of information and at times it seems to get muddled in our dreams. Numbers may be a reflection of a financial concern, or you may dream about numbers that are meaningful to you in daily life. However some fun dream interpretations go something like this:
Even numbers represent the feminine
Odd numbers the masculine or the peculiar.

1 – you may consider yourself “number one”, it is also a masculine symbol.
3 – father, mother and child, the trinity
5 – represents the life force;refers to the five fingers and five appendages of the body.
7 – sacred number in Christianity and Judaism.
9 – relates to pregnancy and achievement
10 – marriage
12 – represents time

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Obesity
As with all interpretations, the interpretation of this dream depends on you. You may be concerned about your looks and fear fat. Be realistic in regard to this area of your life. If you are very thin and can not stop worrying about your weight you should see a doctor. Psychologically speaking, obesity usually is a sign that the individual has issues with self esteem and personal power. The fat emotionally insulates us from others, and isolates us physically.

Ocean
It historically represents our great unconscious mind. Look at all of the details in this dream. Is the water clear or murky? Is it calm or turbulent? Are you catching fish or are you stranded and afraid? Look, listen and try to comprehend the messages in this dream. No one can really give meaning to your dreams, like you can. Concentrate and learn for yourself. Also See: Water

Octopus
You may say, “who dreams of an octopus?” But people do, and a friend did just the other night. If the dream makes you feel happy it may imply that the person is involved in many different activities or adventures. If there is a negative emotional reaction to the dream it suggests that unhealthy attachments and entanglements are present in daily life. Also See: Animals

Oil
Your subconscious may be sending up symbols regarding wealth, religion or sex. Seriously, the interpretation depends on the content. Traditionally oil is used in many religious sacraments. It represents wealth for people who own it, and it has also may have sexual connotations. What does it mean for you?

Old Man/Old Woman See: Aging

Oven
The obvious symbolism is that of a womb. You may be having some fears or anticipation in regard to having children. A warm oven is said to have “fruitful” or positive connotations and a cold oven the opposite. Of course, an oven may simply represent housekeeping and cooking. Also See: Kitchen

Owl
It is another symbol for the unconscious. It usually represents wisdom and virtue, and your subconscious may be giving you important massages, so pay attention to the details in the dream. In the American Indian tradition, the owl is considered to be the eagle of the night. Dreaming about owls may indicate that changes are on the way. Some older dream interpretations suggest that dreaming about an owl is a negative omen, which indicates a reversal in good fortune. An owl in the house predicts family arguments, unless you chase it away, in which case things will work out for the best.

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Packing
This dream, as all dreams, could have several different meanings. If you are packing your stuff and storing it, or packing to move you may be concerned about significant changes that are going on in your life. Otherwise, your subconscious may be organizing and letting go of emotional “baggage”. Some other interpretations say that dreaming about packing is simply a hint from your subconscious that you are involved in too many activities and may need to pack some of them up and put them away.

Pain
When considering the interpretation of feeling pain in your dream first look at you physical health. If you are feeling pain in your daily life, it may carry over into your dream state. Additionally, if the pain is emotional in nature, question the painful feelings and attempt to identify their source. The dream state is usually a safe way to experience negative feelings that you may not want to deal with otherwise.

Panic
The feeling of panic suggests lack of control and confusion. If the primary emotion in your dream was panic, consider the details and try to understand why you were panicking. Do you feel fear, a sense of helplessness and confusion, or were you unable to make a quick and accurate decision? Answering these questions will enable you to understand the message in this dream.

Paralysis
Dreaming that you or someone else is paralyzed could be a very scary thing. Depending on the details of your dream and your current situation in life, there are several different, but equally, reasonable interpretations. You may be paralyzed with fear in your dream, which may be symbolic of the fear that you are experiencing in daily life. You may feel somewhat unable to change a current situation and it has manifested itself in your dream, in the form of paralysis. Also, this dream could be sending you a message of caution. It may be conveying to you to stay still and do nothing for now, in regard to a situation that is on your mind and that may be problematic for you.

Parents
In this dream you may be expressing feelings and concerns about your parents that you could not express in daily life. Some believe that this dream usually has nothing to do with your parents, but rather the male and female sides of personality. Others believe that the father represents the expressive, creative and protective side of God and the mother the receptive and nurturing side of God. See Mother, Father

Parking Lot/Garage
These are interesting symbols and many people have requested their additions to the dictionary. Traveling is very common theme for our dreams. Traveling in a car is the most common form of this type of dream. Traveling in a vehicle generally can represent our journey through life — or a portion of our life’s journey. If in your dream, you find yourself in a garage or a parking lot, two different types connotations can be made. Please consider the content of your dream, the mood in it, and your current dilemma or situation in life. The parked car could represent a period of inactivity and indecision in your life. The dream could be pointing out that you have been idle for a period of time and that it may be good time to “get a move on”. The more positive interpretation of this dream may be that the parked car is symbolic of a reflective period or mood. You may be in “park” for a while so that you can rest, relax, regroup and think things over.

Pants
If putting on pants or changing your pants, was a major activity in your dream you may be questioning your role (at work or/and in private life). To better understand this, just think of the expression “who wears the pants”. If your were trying to cover up your genitalia, then the dream may be bringing up sexual issues.

Peacock
We have all heard the expression “as proud as a peacock”. When you are dreaming about this bird you may be conveying a message of beauty and pride. We all know that some pride may be a good thing, but too much pride is the opposite of humility, which for the most part, is not good. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand the message. Is the peacock in your dream beautiful., proud and unassuming, or is he noisy and flaunting his beauty to all that are willing to look?

Pen/Pencil
Having a pen or a pencil in your dream may be symbolic of your need to communicate with yourself or others. Our ability to communicate through written language is a vitally important and necessary part of life. When we take our pen and write a check to pay bills, it can still be considered a form of communication! Writing is a form of self expression and it provides as with another way to think, and to express our thoughts. Dreams with tools of writing in them, such as pens, pencils and keyboards, may be an encouragement for you to write and communicate. Whether this may be personal, professional or simply a necessity of modern life, is up to you to determine.

Penguin
The penguin is an interesting, earth bound bird that lives in and around the ocean. As a dream symbol it may represent concrete thinking, feelings of being burdened by unwanted emotions, lethargy, and a need to achieve balance. Penguins just never looked that comfortable to me, and they don’t seem to have a lot of fun. Additionally, if someone called you a penguin, it would not be considered a complement. Penguins seem to give off a feeling of being stuck! Think about your dream and see if any of these ideas are relevant to you. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that the penguin indicates that your problems are not as serious as you may think them to be.

Penis
The male sex organ is symbolic of fertility, power and energy. Your gender and sexual orientation play a part when interpreting this dream. Are you dealing with issues of sexual orientation, power or aggression? Answering these questions will enable you to interpret your dream.

People
Usually our dreams are filled with people. We dream about our families, our friends, our neighbors and our classmates. We dream about strangers, colleges, famous people, teachers, and at times, about those that we consider to be our enemies. Each dream is very special and carries its own unique message. When interpreting the dream with people in it, consider all of the details and the feelings in the dream. If the person is known to you, think about your relationship with them and the issues that the dream has brought up. We learn about ourselves through others, and probably our most valuable possessions are our relationships. Some believe that the strangers in your dreams represent different parts of yourself and your personality. Many people believe that their dreams predict the future. When they have negative or scary dreams, they become anxious about the future.
Alternatively , when their dreams are a form of wish fulfillment, they get very excited and are hopeful that the dream will come true. Most dreams are not prophetic. They are psychological or spiritual in nature, and their primary function may be to help us live better in the present moment, rather than telling us about what is to come. Also See: Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, Siblings, Child, Parents, Father

Photograph/Picture
Seeing old or even unfamiliar pictures in your dreams may be a reflection of how you remember certain parts of your life. The pictures may represent longing for a time that has passes and is a matter of memory. However, there are several other type of interpretations that can be made. Generally this dream may be difficult to interpret and the dreamer may need to put significant amount of effort into understanding this dream. Some believe that since a photograph is a representation of something real, it could represent a deception of some kind. Someone may be trying to sell something to you and is covering up the truth, or you may be covering up the truth from yourself. New age thinking points out that you are dreaming of pictures because you have not learned a particular lesson in life. The dream may be pointing out the past and reminding you that you are making the same errors all over again.

Piano
The piano is a symbol of music and harmony. It represents creative expression, and all types of sounds may be uplifting symbols of spiritual awareness. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that the piano is an omen of a good financial period in your life, and that moving a piano represents solid achievements on the part of the dreamer. Also See: Music, Melody/Song

Pig
Having this animal in your dream forces you to think of negative characteristics in regard to yourself or others. There are not many positive characteristics associated with pigs. In some cultures pigs are considered to be very “dirty” animals, and unfit for human consumption. At times men are referred to as “pigs” for their sexual desires or attitudes. Some of the other characteristics which can be associated with pigs are: greed, stubbornness and gluttony. Gluttony is probably the most serious negativity and you need to consider where you (or someone important to you) are being “hoggish”.. Is it with money, time, food, energy or personal possessions? Superstition based dream interpretations say that the pig in a dream suggest a frustrating time in family affairs and success in business. Also See: Animals

Pink
Pink usually symbolizes health and good feelings. It is a traditionally a feminine color, and some feel that it connotes love. Pink is soft and fuzzy, like girls!

Pockets
From a Freudian point of view, pockets may symbolize the female reproductive organs. However, for many people this dream may have an entirely different meaning. The pockets in your dreams could represent those things that you keep just for yourself, your memory, your secrecy, your valuable possessions, or your inner resources. If you were hiding your hands in the pockets, it suggests that you may feel a degree of helplessness or guilt, in regard to a some situation in daily life.

Police
Dreaming about the police could symbolize many different things, thus please consider all of the details carefully. If the police is chasing you, it suggests that you may be feeling some guilt about something that you have done, or have been thinking of doing. The police could be addressing Karmic Law as well as the laws in our physical world. If you are feeling that you can’t meet all of your obligations and are fearing repercussions due to an unmet commitment, the police in your dream may be an unwelcome sight. On a more positive note and depending on the details of your dream, the police could symbolize support and protection. Your emotional response to the police will provide you with good clues to interpreting this dream accurately. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about police is an indication that you will obtain unexpected assistance with a current problem.

Pool
For many people swimming pools are associated with summer fun, vocations, rest and relaxation. Interpret your dream based on its content, and see if any these positive feelings are being conveyed to you. All bodies of water represent our emotions and our unconscious. The light in which they are represented depend on the dreamer and on the details of the dream. Also See: Water, Ocean, River.

Porcupine
Old dream interpretation books say the porcupine in your dreams is a omen of good news and bad news. Good things may happen to you, but they will carry with them difficulties. From a more pragmatic point of view, porcupines are cute, but untouchable animals. As a dream symbol it may represent a situation or a person in your life that fits that description.

Pregnancy
If you are afraid of being pregnant, you may dream of it often. At times woman learn about their pregnancy in their dreams. Your mind knows about everything that is going on in your body even if you are not consciously aware of it. But, don’t panic! You could also be pregnant with ideas! Old dream interpretation books say that for a woman to have a dream about pregnancy is a good omen, and that an improvement in her intimate relationship is forthcoming. For a man, it is a warning against casual sex.

Priest
The priest in your dream could be representing your spiritual needs, your conscience, your desire to be virtuous, your inner guidance or your higher self. This dream could be comforting if it reassures you that there is safety and strength in spiritual forces. Please remember that dream interpretation is very, very personal. Some people may have had negative experiences with clergy and in that case the dream may have an entirely different tone. The spiritual forces represented in this dream could be intrinsic, revealing your own spiritual qualities, strengths and abilities, or they could represent the spiritual forces around you.

Puppy
Puppies may represent playfulness, dependency and carefree fun. Please look up “Dog” in order to obtain a full range of possible interpretations.

Purple
Here on Earth, purple is usually the color of royalty, high rank and dignity. It is a strong color, which can not be ignored. Likewise, most people have a strong opinion of purple, they really like it, or don’t like it at all. To some people, purple has spiritual connotations. The Catholic Church uses it at funerals and around Easter time. It represents spiritual and personal transformation. Purple could also represent higher consciousness and spiritual protection. A version of purple is also the color of the crown Chakra. When interpreting this color consider all of the details in the dream and try to make connections between the above mentioned ideas and your current issues. Also See: Colors

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Quarrel
If you are quarreling or arguing in your dream you may be experiencing some inner conflict. The quarrel may reflect your own inability to decide on important issues, ideas or values. From a very pragmatic point of view, you may be experiencing difficulty with authority figures or you may have carried an argument from your daily life into your dream. Very old dream interpretation books say that quarreling is a dream of the contrary and that you will have peace and harmony with your loved ones.

Quicksand
You may be experiencing feelings of helplessness and an inability to get out of a situation in your daily life. This common sense approach can easily be applied and with some effort you can examine your feelings and actions which are symbolized in this dream.

Quilt
It is usually something warm and pretty that we cover ourselves with for comfort. The different parts of a quilt may represent many aspects of your life and indicate that there is harmony. Your subconscious may be comforting you in this dream and saying, “You are doing a good job, keep going”.

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Sacrifice
Before we can nourish others we first need to nourish ourselves. Making sacrifices is human, but when we do to much for the world and not enough for ourselves, we are left feeling neglected and weak. Martyrdom is not fun, and martyrs are at times enjoying. This dream may be suggesting to you, that you need to prioritize. Eliminate things in your life that are not necessary and that continuously drag you down. Also, consider the fact that whatever is continuously requiring you to make personal sacrifices, may not be in your best interest or conducive to your health or happiness. Superstition based dream interpretations say that dreaming about sacrifice is a dream of the contrary and that you will be enriched in the near future.

Saint
Dreaming about saints usually has spiritual implications. You may have traveled to another plain and are having a wonderful and very meaningful spiritual experience. For those that can not accept this possibility, your unconscious may be relaying some feelings of pressure or possibly the need to sacrifice on some level in your daily life. Also See: Priest, God.

Salt
Is one of the most abundant chemicals on Earth. Dreaming about it suggests that you may be thinking about, or desiring those things that are dependable and at the same time exciting (salt-spice of life). If you associate an individual with the salt in your dreams you may be giving that person the attributes that were just mentioned.

Satan
Seeing or interacting with the devil in your dreams may have several different connotations, depending on the details. However, it almost always points to something negative and disturbing in your personality, daily life or environment. You may have dark thoughts or have engaged in negative actions, and now are experiencing guilt, fear and anxiety. Dream interpretations based on folklore say that seeing the Satan in your dreams may be a warning about poor health, and if the dream persist that you should get a physical checkup.

School
This dream may be interpreted on several different levels. If you are the student you may be feeling inadequate in some areas of your life, or you may lack self confidence. School has not always been a positive experience, but it is always considered necessary. Ask yourself what do you need to learn more about? If you were a teacher in your dream, you may be dealing with issues of authority. From a spiritual point of view, some believe that in the dream state an individual may travel to the inner planes, or the spiritual realm, and there attend classes which assist in spiritual growth and development.

Scorpion
Dreaming about a scorpion may be symbolic of something in your environment which is hurtful, dangerous and “stinging”. It may represent bitter words and very negative attitudes. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that dreaming about a scorpion is a dream of warning. It goes further by saying that if the scorpion in your dream bit you, you will overcome your problems. However, if you killed the scorpion, be exceptionally careful around people that are not your friends, or are false friends.

Sea
Waters generally symbolize the emotions and the unconscious. They could also represent the collective unconscious or your soul experiences. All dream interpretations depend on the individuals personal belief system. See Ocean

Seed
Seeds symbolize new opportunities and new beginnings. Just like a seed is the beginning of a new life (or its earliest stage), your subconscious may be telling you that the ideas you have planted are beginning to germinate. Additionally, your past experiences and hard work may be leading to new opportunities or possibilities.

Sex
It is very difficult to name just a few possible interpretations for this dream. It is complex and complicated, and the interpretations vary with each dreamer and with the situations in the dream. A sexual dream may be about physical pleasure, but it may also be about power, control, manipulation, virility and effectiveness. It may be a form of wish fulfillment or a memory. In most cases it is not a prediction of things to come in the near future. For some more clues see Intercourse and People.

Sharks
Please remember that the water in your dreams may be a statement about your emotions and the unconscious. Sharks, water dwelling animals, could reflect some unpleasant emotion or a perceived attack on the self. You may feel some emotional upset and the shark could be the symbol of the perceived emotional danger. Old dream interpretation books say that sharks may represent dishonest friends, and reflect financial troubles. Also
See: Animals

Ship
As mentioned in all relevant dream symbols, bodies of water represent your unconscious, your emotions and your accumulated soul experiences. The ship in your dream could represent you and the ways in which you navigate thought these parts of yourself. When interpreting this dream consider the kind of voyage and the type of ship. Some dream interpretation books say that if the voyage is calm you should go forward with your plans. However, if it is a very stormy voyage get ready for an emotional upset (or challenge). See: Boat

Shoe
First consider if you are currently having problems with your feet and if this is being carried over into the dream state. Otherwise, we only wear shoes that fit us well, thus you may be expressing unconscious feelings of self assurance or confidence. You may have had issues of self identify, but if the details of this dream are supporting, you may be reassuring yourself that you are on the right path and have mastered a degree of self awareness.

Shooting
Shooting someone or being shot yourself is a fearful and violent dream experience. It may reflect aggression, powerlessness, release of strong and dangerous emotions, and/or symbolize a conclusive event in a particular situation or relationship. See Gun

Shopping
For most of us, shopping is not simply a necessity, but a favorite pastime. It is a source of pain and pleasure, as well as recreation and “quality” time with family or friends. Depending on the details in the dream and its emotional background, dreaming about going shopping may have several different connotations. Generally, if shopping in your dream is not a source of great stress and confusion, it suggests that those things which you need are available to you. Your environment may have readily available emotional, psychological, spiritual or physical support. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to pick out what you need and when to make a wise investment. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for, or get what you need, you first need to accurately identify it.

Sibling
It is very common for us to dream about all different types of people. Siblings are a fantastic source of dream material. Our siblings are important to us emotionally and psychologically. We are bonded to them on some level throughout our lives, thus they will appear in our dreams in may different forms. We learn important lessons about ourselves through our brothers and sisters. They are a reflection on us and we can not escape their presence, or their love, hate or any other emotion . If you have many unresolved issues with your siblings, there are more likely to frequently appear in your dreams. Also See: People

Skeleton
You can’t get around the fact that bones are symbols of death. If you are dreaming about a skeleton it does not necessarily mean that you are dreaming about physical death. This is a good dream because it is telling you that you may need to begin “filling up” with feelings, adventures, work and general enthusiasm for life. It may be that your style of living and relating to people has been “bare” to the bone, and your soul can’t take it any more! So, lighten up psychologically, eat the fruits of life and fatten up!

Smell
At times you may experience the sense of smell in your dreams. The smell could be environmental. If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant order. For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food that she use to cook for you. The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience in your dream.

Smoking
It is very common for ex-smokers to dream about smoking. This type of a dream could be called wish fulfillment, or a compensatory dram. The smoker misses smoking; he can not smoke during the day, thus he smokes in his dreams. If you are dreaming about being surrounded by other peoples smoke, you may be experiencing some confusion and anxiety in daily life…or in regard to a particular situation. Smoke or smoking usually depletes people of energy, and hampers ones ability to think clearly and act directly with the issues at hand. Also See: Cigarettes.

Smothering/Strangling/Choking
Dreaming that you are having difficulty breathing and are in danger of dying as a result, may carry important messages for the dreamer. This type of a dream experience is usually very frightening, and at times people are awakened from their dream due to the fear. This dream may have several different explanations, and the catalysts may be forces from either within the individuals emotional and psychological makeup, or circumstances outside the individual. The suffocation is either do to internal forces or an external situation. The dreamer may experience great difficulties when it comes to free self expression. They may have difficulties in expressing their fear, anger, love, or any other powerful emotion, and are literally choking on them in their dream. Choking in your dream suggests that you are having problems in communicating your thoughts, needs and feelings. Additionally,
smothering may imply that the dreamer can not accept certain situations in their life, and is feeling suffocated by a current problem. To interpret this dream accurately consider all of the details in it; think about your daily life and those things that cause you great stress and restrict your freedom. Finally, try to connect your dream with your daily life experiences and unlock the symbolism that the dream holds for you.

Snake
The snake in your dream has the meaning that you give it. In the pre-Christian days, snakes were considered symbols of fertility, healing and nurturing. Post Adam and Eve, snakes are often considered symbols of temptation and evil. Psychologically speaking, snakes coming out of the ground may represent your unconscious or repressed materials coming to your conscious mind. Freud thought that the snake was a phallic symbol. It is almost amazing how many people have snake dreams! Most snake dreams seem to be disturbing, and they leave the dreamer feeling anxious and afraid. There are no simple interpretations to the snake dreams. Each dreamer must consider their own situation and all of the details of the dream. I find it to be true — at times snakes are phallic symbols, at other times they represent a negativity in our lives that hampers our progress and constantly threatens us. For some the snake is a positive dream symbol, but this is uncommon.

Snow
It is water in its solid form and it symbolizes emotions. Snow suggests that your or someone else in your dream is emotionally cold, unresponsive and indifferent. Clean, white snow may represent innocence and dirty snow guilt.

Spider
The spider is usually symbolic of an unkind and sneaky individual. Are you the spider building a web, or are you being dragged into one? Spider’s web represent entanglement and general complexities of life. Depending on the details of the dream, it could also be symbolic of a smothering individual in your daily life (and it doesn’t always have to be your mother, just joking). Ironically, very old dream interpretations say that the spider is an omen of good luck!

Stairs
When interpreting this dream, try to remember your feelings in the dream and upon awakening. Going up and down the stairs could mean several different things. It could represent changes in consciousness, moving from one inner plane to another, or a change in understanding. More pragmatically, it could represent a rise or fall in economic or social status, and the general efforts that are required to accomplish life’s “small and large” goals. Climbing may represent an achievement of your ambitions, and a movement in a positive and correct direction. Descending may symbolize you doubts, or a period following hard work and achievement of a significant goal. Also See: Climbing

Star
Old dream interpretation books say that seeing stars in your dream means that your wishes are going to be fulfilled. Even from a more pragmatic point of view, stars seem to be positive dream symbols. They could represent insight, luck, fortune and the mysteries of the universe. Stars represent those wonderful things that we aspire to, but have difficulty obtaining. To follow a star is to follow a dream, an insight or your intuition, to a more desirable location or position in life. Thus, stars in your dreams could also symbolize internal or external guidance and truth.

Stealing
People steal for two reasons; if they are poor and feel like they have no other alternative, or if they are greedy and do not want to put the time and the effort into earning what they need (this could be emotional as well as material “stuff”). Everyone knows that stealing is illegal and immoral, and it has these qualities in the dream as well as in reality. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand why the stealing is taking place. Are
people taking form you without your permission, or are you trying to reap the benefits of that which you did not earn? The message from the unconscious may be that of self evaluation, neediness and morality. The understanding of this dream may bring you closer to understanding your deeper needs which will ultimately lead to greater happiness.

Storm
Everything in our life is a reflection of us and on us, it’s no different in our dreams. The storm in your dreams may be reflective of some difficulty in your life. Consider all of the details and notice if you took shelter from the storm or were you swept away by it. Did the storm pass you by and were you safe, or did you suffer? All of us experience difficulties in life, our dreams make an attempt to bring us to awareness and out of denial. Think about the storms in your life, how you will weather them, and what you can do to make them subside.

Stranger
The interpretation of seeing and interacting with a stranger, or strangers, in your dream depends on the details of your dream and on your personal belief system. Some Eastern cultures believe that the strangers in your dreams are spirits from another dimension. These spirits may be teaching you lessons or giving you specific messages. The more modern approach to interpreting a dream with strangers in it, is that they represent different sides, or unfamiliar aspects, of our personality. The best way to tell is to “check inside” of yourself and simply try to understand the message of this dream. Whether the message is coming from your unconscious, or from a different reality, may be irrelevant. The message, or the lessons gained through a dream is far more important then where it came from. Just remember: The mind that dreamt the dream also knows its source and meaning (and that is YOUR own mind). Also See: People

Suicide
At a first glance this dream seems to be all negative. One would think that it connotes self hatred, deep depression, “giving up” and other such negative thoughts and feelings. At times this may be the interpretation, and if this is so for you, please confined in a friend or a loved one and seek professional help. However, there is a lighter and much more positive interpretation of this dream. It could suggest to the dreamer is making progress and is becoming a more “integrated” person. All of us have many aspects to our personality and our character. Dreaming that you are committing suicide may be symbolic of you “killing” of one aspect of your self. Possibly an aspect of self that is hurtful. For example if you were a smoker and you stopped smoking; in your dream you may need to “kill” the smoker in yourself. If you see a stranger committing suicide, that still might be you. You may be getting rid of an unnecessary and useless part of yourself, and you may be starting a new and better way of doing things. If you see someone that you know committing suicide, the dream may be symbolic of your perceptions and concerns about that individual. Either way, the mind that created this dream may be experiencing stress, anxiety and doubt, so lighten up and try to have more positive thoughts during the day.

Sun
The sun sustains all life on Earth. When you see it in your dreams it suggests that you are being nurtured and sustained by your environment and your life choices. It could also represent a spiritual force or the light of God. Sunrise may indicate new beginnings and a new wave of energy. Sunsets suggest a period of closure and completion. Sun light in your dreams is never a negative symbol. Its presence, even in the most disturbing dreams, has reassuring quality. Old dream interpretation books say that sun shining on you is an omen of good fortune and good will.

Swimming
If you are swimming in your dream you are most likely swimming through the “ocean” of your unconscious and through the “sea” of your emotions. The ease with which you are doing this activity will give you clues as to how well you are navigating through those very complex parts of yourself. Are you out of your depth or winning a race?

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Teacher
The meaning of this dream depends on your own experiences with teachers or teaching, and of course the circumstances in your dream. The dream could be addressing your issues with authority and approval. Also, you may have a need for guidance and new learning.

Teeth
First look at the physical and note if you are having any current dental problems. Otherwise, teeth usually symbolize power and/or control. Animals use their teeth for defense and nourishment, and show their teeth when angry. Human beings are not much different, except that with the help of our teeth we can speak clearly and properly. Look and see if you are losing or abusing power and control in any area of your life (especially if you are losing teeth in your dream, or if they are breaking away). Old dream interpretations say that dreaming about teeth is a bad omen which suggest financial difficulties. Dreaming about teeth is very common in all cultures and across the ages. Most dreams about teeth leave people feeling uneasy and anxious…consider the overall content
and context of the dream before making interpretation.

Telephone
In our dreams the telephone could be a symbol with which we are expressing a desire to communicate with ourselves and with others. Our unconscious and/or intuition may be trying give us messages that we have been unwilling to listen to. If you don’t want to answer the ring ask yourself why?

Tidal wave
Tidal waves or tsunamis, suggest that you may be in a period of emotional upheaval. Anxiety, stress and unconscious materials may be coming to the surface and effecting your daily moods. Giant tidal waves from your dream may be symbolic of current emotional unhappiness and psychological stress, which are threatening to destroy you. The outcome of this dream could reveal to you how much strength you have to “ride” this storm. If you are not consumed, or you survived the tidal waves of your dream, be assured that you will survive the challenges of life and living. Also See: Waves, Water, Ocean

Tiger
This large and very beautiful can can symbolize femininity, power, anger, unforgiving vengeance, great force and cunning. Tigers can not be ignored, and usually they get exactly what they go after. Consider all of these characteristic and try to see if they apply to your or anyone else’s current mood or character. See: Animals and Cats.

Tornado
Tornado is a violent storm in nature and it may represent violent emotional storms in your dreams. If you continually dream about being in a tornado consider the emotional changes in your life and also the amount of anger and rage that you may be currently experiencing. Tornadoes could also represent disruptions and upsets in you immediate environment, and specific, current issues or problems that may be overwhelming.

Train
Going on a train ride may be symbolic of your life’s journey. If you are the engineer, you may be reassuring yourself in the dream state that you are in control of a specific situation, or your life in general. Freud said that the train is usually a phallic symbol, and that a train going through a tunnel represents intercourse. Freud also said that there are other possibilities to this symbol. For example if you missed the train in your dream, you may be fearful of missing important opportunities.

Tree
The tree in your dream is you. The health, size and overall quality of the tree is indicative of how you feel about yourself. This interpretation is to be made, only when the tree is the focal point of the dream. Also, consider whether the tree is alive with leaves, flowers or fruit, or if it’s barren. You may see trees in your dream as a part of a landscape, or as a secondary symbol. At those times consider all of the details as they may have different interpretations than the one given here.

Turtle
These animals hold interesting symbolism. Most people loved turtles in childhood and some do in adulthood. The ideas that they convey are those of steadfastness and caution. They move and change very slowly, and in your dream about them, you may be expressing some of your reluctance to forge ahead. The turtles have strong protective shells, which may also be symbolic of your defense mechanisms or real life protection with which you have surrounded yourself.

Tunnel
When interpreting this dream consider all of the details and the quality of your experience. Did you see a light at the end of the tunnel, or were you trapped in a tunnel and could not determine your location. The tunnel could represent a variety of things. If it was not an unpleasant experience it may symbolize a transitional period and a passage into new levels of understanding, or ways of living. Freud thought that any tunnel like object represented the vagina.

Travel-See Journey, Car, Road, Train, Airplane

Twins
If you dream entails giving birth to twins, or you are dreaming about baby twins, please see “birth”. Twins in astrology represent opposites, and we may use this symbolism to explain our dream. The twins could suggest a duality of ideas, heart or even consciousness. The details of the dream, will give you a clue to whether or not these varying aspects are in harmony with each other, or in conflict. The twins could also represent balance, which is extremely important to our emotional and psychological health. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about adult twins foretells of “double trouble followed by double joy”.

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Umbrella
In our dreams we usually use umbrellas to protect our conscious mind from our subconscious. It may symbolize our unwillingness to deal with negative emotions and psychological baggage or trauma. If the umbrella is open, you may be protecting yourself from the “stuff” in your unconscious. If the umbrella is opened it may indicate that you are prepared and willing to discover yourself. Old dream interpretation say that the umbrella is the symbol of security and, also, if the umbrella is broken or turned inside out your ultimate achievement is possible but delayed.

Uniform
When dreaming about uniforms you may be concerned with issues of conformity, identity and responsibility (or duty). Or you may be seeing yourself as a part of a large group where your individuality is covered up and unnoticed.

Urination
When interpreting this dream first consider if it has any sexual connotations. If it does not, then it suggests that you are releasing or wishing to release repressed emotions and/or anxiety.

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Vampire
Vampires, for most people, represent the dark side or evil. If you are dreaming about this creature you are most likely negotiating your negative thoughts and activities. You may be currently concerned about ethical or moral issues, and you may be experiencing anxiety as a result. If you are the vampire in your dream, you unconscious mind may be telling you that you are draining others of their energy, their resources, or exhausting them emotionally. If you are being attacked by a vampire, you may perceive yourself as a powerless victim.

Vase
This is usually a symbol of something personal and /or beautiful. If you are dreaming about a broken vase you need to consider those thing in your life that may be falling apart and need mending. It may be your love life, family relationships, career or any important part of your life.

Vegetables
In your daily life you may like vegetables because of their taste and nutritional value, or you may think that they are dull and boring. This dream interpretation depends on your feelings about vegetables. You may be projecting either a need to feed your body or soul with “good” stuff, or you may be reflecting on some dull and not very satisfying part of your life.

Violence
If in your daily life you are experiencing great disturbances and even trauma, dreaming about violence is not uncommon. This dream indicates that you may have a tremendous amount of fear and feelings of powerlessness. These negative emotions usually make people feel very angry. In the safe world of dreams, your subconscious may be releasing some of your negative feelings and encouraging you to deal with them in daily life (hopefully in a less destructive manner).

Volcano
It usually represents our emotionality. If you are dreaming about an erupting volcano, you may be harboring and building up many negative emotions. In this dream your subconscious may be telling you to release your feeling slowly and safely, rather than “blowing up”. In older dream interpretation books, poring lava is a warning about poor health. On some levels, volcanoes could also carry sexual connotations.

Vomit
Your subconscious may be reminding you of those things in your life that make you sick and repulse you. You may have a need to quickly cleanse yourself from those things that are very unpleasant. Old dream interpretations say that vomiting in a dream symbolizes reversals, so if you are short of money you may have a stroke of good luck and your financial situation may improve!

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Wall
They are generally considered to be obstacles or sources of isolation or confinement. Your subconscious mind may be unable to convey guarded feelings, or is making attempts to point out your challenges. Climbing the wall suggests that you are getting prepared and are basically able to overcome your difficulties and/or challenges.

War
Many dreams about war, represent wars with self. It may be possible that you are not happy with some parts of yourself and in your dreams are rejecting that part of you. Several different parts of your personality may be fighting each other for control. At times we are faced with a situation in our life that requires us to be aggressive and to discover assertive solutions to our problems. If you are in that type of a situation currently, you may dream of war. It is common for war veterans to have dreams about war.

Water
It has three basic areas of meaning. Large bodies of water (see, ocean), usually represent our unconscious minds or soul experiences. Water symbolizes emotions (rough, smooth, clear, murky, etc.). Finally, Freud thought that since fluids are involved in sexual activities, at times water in our dreams has sexual connotations. See also Ocean, Rain, River

Waterfall
As mentioned in many dream symbols containing water, it generally represents the unconscious and the emotions. The waterfall is a symbol of positive energy in regard to cleansing of negative emotions and of psychological issues. Just a simple visualization or a day dream of standing in a waterfall, makes a person feel energized and refreshed. If the waterfall in your dream was overwhelming and too powerful for you to enjoy, it may represent emotional energy and unconscious drives that are currently “too much” for you to deal with effectively on a conscious level.

Waves
The waves of the ocean may represent emotional ups and downs.If you are currently experiencing a period of tranquillity and peace in your life, you may be dreaming about calm waters and gentle ocean waves. This dream suggests that you may be gathering energy and recharging emotionally. The more common dream is that of very violent and dangerous tidal waves. Tidal waves or tsunamis, suggest that you may be in a period of emotional upheaval. Anxiety, stress and unconscious materials may be coming to the surface and effecting your daily moods. Giant tidal waves from your dream may be symbolic of current emotional unhappiness and psychological stress, which are threatening to destroy you. The outcome of this dream could reveal to you how much strength you have to “ride” this storm. If you are not consumed by the tidal waves of your dream, be assured that you will survive the challenges.

Wedding
This dream may be a form of wish-fulfillment for some people. However, it usually symbolizes the joining of many parts of self. The coming together in a harmonious fashion of the may parts of your personality or psyche. The integration of the masculine, the feminine, the physical and the spiritual. From this point of view this is a positive dream. However, may cultures believe that this dream is a negative omen. That it generally represents the coming of grief and maybe death. Also the dream may symbolize a sweet, but very brief, interlude. Consider the many aspects of this dream before rushing to a conclusion about its meaning, especially the mood of the dream and your feelings upon awakening.

Weeds
Weeds represent neglect. Just like we must weed out the garden to have healthy plants, we need to weed out the negativity in our minds and lives. Weeding may mean letting go of stifling and useless thoughts and actions. As we do this, we free our mind and improve our relationships.

Whales
For most people, dreaming about whales is a pleasant experience. These huge water dwelling animals, may represent the degree of the connection that exists between our unconscious and conscious mind. They may symbolize the levels of our awareness, our perceptiveness, and our intuition. Some think that they represent our emotional power. If the ocean waters were turbulent, and the whale in your dream was unpredictable or on the attack, consider the emotional environment in your every day life. Under those circumstances, these large animals may represent an overwhelming emotional or psychological issue or problem. Also See: Dolphin

Witch
This dream symbol can be interpreted by examining the overall content and mood of the dream. The witch could represent evil and ugliness, or something more desirable — like enchantment. The word witch is usually used to describe a mean and heartless person, and in your dream you may be making these associations in regard to yourself or someone that is important to you. A witch could also represent power, magic and goodness. Currently (as always) you can find books on “white magic” as well as much darker witchcraft. However, whether good or evil, the witch always tries to defy natural law and uses a short cut to accomplish a task. Ask yourself questions in regard to the general message in this dream. Is it about revealing evil or very negative characteristics, or about solving your problems and getting what you want out of life by using shortcuts. The most positive connotation of this dream could be that it encourages you to solve your difficulties by using your creativity and intuition, and brings you closer to finding that powerful and magical part of yourself.

Wind
Some people like a windy day! The force of the wind holds some clues to its meaning in your dream. The wind may represent changes in your life. The greater the force of the wind, the grater the change in your life. A very gusty wind could represent the stress and turmoil in your life, but also the energy that you need to make changes. Most people don’t experience the sense of touch in their dreams. You may know that it is windy in your dreams, but rarely will you get pushed around by it. The sound of the wind and the movement of objects around you are probably what alerts you to the fact that there is wind in the dream, rather than a sensation of wind on your skin. The sound of the wind is considered by some to be special in the sense that it is a sound of nature, which could have spiritual significance.

Window
The window is a rich dream symbol. Its accurate interpretation can lead to awareness and an ability to better understand your outlook on life. If you are looking through the window, pay close attention at what you are looking at. Is it a beautiful landscape or a scenes dealing with an experience or a situation from your past? Looking through a window and seeing a beautiful landscape may represent your desire for greater satisfaction and more peace in your life. If you are seeing something familiar, you may be able to perceive the situation in a new way and gain some insight. Some say that a window may represent a time frame, a closed window — a fear that you are unable to effectively communicate, and an opened widow may be symbolic of a desire for a new life. Windows in our houses allow us to see the world on the out side, the windows in our dreams may encourage us to better see the world within ourselves, as well as the world outside of ourselves.

Wings
In the United States (and maybe all around the world), there is a renewed interest in angels. People are thinking about them, surrounding themselves with images of them, and angels seem to have gained the respect and appreciation of the masses. One of their most valued characteristics are wings. Wings are associated with flying, which in turn is associated with freedom and the heavenly domain. Dreaming about wings suggests that you may be having a desire to “fly and be free”. Possibly a desire to transcend any current difficulties and problems, or a desire to be “angelic.” Consider the mood of your dream and what type of wings you were seeing. If they were animal wings, look up birds. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that if you hear gentle flopping of wings you will hear good news. However, loud and powerful flapping of wings is said to be a warning against illegal or immoral activities — specifically those in which money is involved. Also See: Flying.

Wolves
Depending on the details of the dream, and the dreamers impressions or feelings about wolves, this beautiful animal could symbolize good or evil. They could represent aggression, unmerciful attack, sneakiness and ferocious appetites. In some cultures, wolves represent feminine energies and in others masculine. In the Native American culture and tradition, the wolf is a symbol of a mysterious and wonderful teacher. Wolves are considered to be powerful guides, who offer wisdom and enlightenment. When interpreting your dream, go by your feelings in it. If you were not afraid, but mesmerized than give your dream positive meaning and accept its message.

Woman
Women or woman generally represent intuition, creativity, nurturing and love. They can represent the “gentler” side of things, or depending on the details of the dream, could represent some negative attributes. These negative perceptions which are symbolized by woman are physical and emotional weakness, gossip, martyrdom, passivity, moodiness, temptation and guilt. The content of the dream is to be considered, as well as the emotional tone. If the dream is sexual in nature, look up sex. If the woman in your dream was a stranger and you are a man, she could be symbolic of your feminine side, or your attitude about woman. If you are a woman, this stranger may be symbolic of different parts of your character or personality. Also See: People, Old Woman, Mother

Woods/forest
They may represent your unconscious or your “mental space”. If you are lost in the woods it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction.

Worms
What connotations come to mind when someone is called a worm? When we are dreaming about these animals, we may be reflecting on the more negative aspects of our own, or someone else’s personality. Worms are usually associated with weakness and sneakiness. They are blind and generally feed on decaying matter. To associate these characteristics with any individual, including yourself, indicates that you are seeing a very negative side of them and have a generally low opinion of them (or yourself). If you are dreaming about earth worms, the connotation is more positive, as they make contributions to the general health of our environment. Old, superstition based dream interpretations say that dreaming about worms is a warning about poor health.

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X-Ray
Dreaming about getting an x-ray or looking at an x-ray, may not have anything to do with health matters. This dream may indicate that you are ready to look beneath the surface of a current situation or issue. X-rays require focused energy, and your dream may be reflecting the energy that you posses and need to gain insight or solve a problem. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming of x-rays is a dream of the contrary. That is, you will be released from your worries and enjoy good health.

Xylophone – See Music, Melody/Song

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Yard
The yard or the backyard is usually a reflection of the people living in the house. A neat and well taken care of yard, with grass and flowers, usually indicates that the people in the house are neat, caring and have enough energy to maintain their property. The yard in your dream may be a reflection of how well you have been able to maintain, not only the internal parts of yourself, but also the external. The yard in your dream could also be a memory of your childhood days, when you were carefree and “played” for a living. If the yard in your dream was a measuring unit, think about those things that you are measuring up in life, and if any growth has taken place.

Yellow
Depending on the details of the dream, the color yellow could have positive or negative connotations. If the dream has a pleasant or happy mood the yellow could represent enthusiasm, energy, vigor, and harmony. However, if the dream had an undesirable tone, the yellow could represent fear and the inability to make a decision or take action. See Colors

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Zero
One way to interpret numbers that you have in your dreams is to try to see how they are specifically related to you. As a simple example, if you have the number 25 in your dream: maybe your house number is 12 and your parents house number is 13. Together they make 25, and this dream could have been addressing issues in regard to you and your parents. Generally, if you see a zero as part of a number, interpret it as you would any other number in your dreams. See Numbers. Otherwise, a zero can have the same meaning as a circle. The circle symbolizes infinity, completeness and wholeness. The circle of life and the eternal unknown. You the dreamer, may have come to a greater degree of spiritual awareness and the dream could be spiritual in nature. However, as always, examine all of the details in the dream, as well as its tone and mood, and rule out the possibility of “going in circles” as the primary message in the dream.

Zombie
Dreaming about the living dead may carry a powerful message to you. If you are “walking around like a zombie”, it usually means that you are completely detached from all of the things that are going on around you. You may be emotionally flat and not be able to appropriately feel positive or negative emotions. Currently, you may be somewhat out of touch with the main flow of life around you.

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