What do your dreams mean?



Just what do your dreams mean?  Many people, when asked, claim to either not dream or to not be able to remember what they dreamed.  Yet, there are those who dream regularly, i.e. daily, nightly, just on a consistent basis.  There are even those who can awaken from a dream to get a drink of water, use the bathroom, or something and fall right back into that same dream.  Some would rather stay wide awake and almost never sleep again.  Those who wish that have nightmares.  However you want to define them, nightmares could be the result of brain impulses stimulated by what we ate before falling asleep, what we last watched on television, or the thought we carried on our minds throughout the day.  Who could really take the time to dispute the fact that dreams serve some important purpose in our everyday lives?  While there are those who rely on dreams to get the lottery numbers, as well, there are those who seek divine messages to prayers they have made.




But let’s take a look at just a few somewhat ‘typical’ dreams




Abundance.  If you dreamed of having an abundance of one thing, it is a warning to conserve your resources; but if you dreamed of having an abundance of a variety of things, it is a very fortunate omen.




Accident.  The meaning of this dream varies greatly depending on the circumstances and surroundings, but as a rule it is a warning.  If you dreamed of an accident, as such, you would be wise to avoid unnecessary travel for a few weeks.  An accident at sea pertains to love affairs, on land, to business affairs.  If possible, you should avoid the thing that was involved in the accident (for the twenty-four hours following the dream), i.e., if you dreamed of a car crash, walk for a day but be careful crossing streets.  Steer clear of planes, trains, horses, knives, sharp instruments, fires, electricity, high places, or whatever pertained to the dream accident, for at least a day; and if you can’t avoid them, take extra precautions.




Animals.  To see wild animals in your dream is generally a good omen pertaining to business, but the interpretation depends on their attitude.  If they were calm, your affairs will prosper.  But, if they attacked you (or each other), you can expect some reverses.  Dog:  As a general rule dogs in a dream are a good omen and symbolize friends.  Of course the interpretation varies according to the action and other details but is fairly straightforward.  If the dog was friendly and affectionate, it signifies pleasure and happy times with friends; a fierce or snarling dog suggests disagreements or untrustworthy friends; and if it bit or attacked, you are being warned to look out for actual deceit or harmful trickery from someone you have trusted.  To hear a dog bark happily signifies pleasing social recognition.  But if it barked fiercely, you are being warned of possibly legal troubles, so don’t fiddle your taxes or park your car too close to a hydrant.  To see dogs fighting indicates that you may be called on to arbitrate in an agreement between friends, in which case you must avoid ending up the odd man out.  If the dog in your dream was an exceptionally large one, it signifies protection through a powerful friend.


Business.  Be prepared for a sticky time ahead, if your dream concerned business.  You will probably have to fight against some hostile, or even dishonest, competition.  However, if the dream involved business documents, you can expect the situation to resolve in your favor.




Colors.  You can expect increasing security and success in all your affairs if you dreamed of a mixture of bright colors.  Individually, or if one color stood out in your dream, the significance is as follows:  Blue indicates liberation from worry and/or help from outside sources; Black is an unfavorable omen unless it featured in a funeral or other appropriate situation, in which case it forecasts difficulties to be overcome; Brown means money luck; bright Red is a warning to curb your temper; deep Red forecasts unexpected good news;  Green pertains to travel or news from a distance;  Gray indicates a period of “marking time”; Lavender or Mauve foretells minor disappointments or transitory unhappiness;  Orange suggests that an expected change in your situation will be delayed;  Pink predicts unusually great success;  Purple is a forerunner to happy social affairs;  Yellow forecasts setbacks and struggles before improvement can be achieved;  White is a certain promise of success in all that concerns you.


Dreams involving people of a color other than your own are generally lucky omens pertaining to money and/or business, unless the people were some exotic shade like green or blue, in which case the dream probably had a digestive origin and no significance.




Hole.  To step or fall into a hole is a warning against undesirable companions; reassess your relationships.  A hole in a garment forecasts improving luck in financial matters.  A dream of digging a hole predicts a sudden trip.  And to observe holes made by others indicates easier times ahead.




For those of you who do dream, have you ever been able to manipulate your dreams?  That is, have you ever told yourself in the dream, “I know I’m dreaming,” and awoke to remember everything about the dream?  That’s pretty spectacular right?  Sometimes, you could even come to and think that Rod Serling is going to welcome you back from “The Twilight Zone.”  In your dreams, there is no space and there is no time; although in dreams, one has the capability to hear alarm clocks and even see the time and tell oneself that he or she is late to work.  Has that ever happened to you?  Even when you’re daydreaming, you are sleeping.  As the subconscious is never unconscious, dreams play from our emotions interrelating between the now, past, and future.  In many ways, we all have some psychic ability that we just have to fine tune.






–1974 The Dreamer’s Dictionary by Lady Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett






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