Dream interpretation and symbols carry
various meanings based on what dream dictionary or reference is available.
For a short, but direct dream symbol list, this one works well. -
A DREAM DICTIONARY
Most Common Dreams
"There is a psychological technique which
makes it possible to interpret dreams, and that...every dream reveals itself as
a psychical structure which has meaning..." -Sigmund Freud THE
INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS
ANIMALS** Wild animals denote troubles or
fears, even misfortune. Domestic animals, especially pets, usually mean good
fortune. Their demeanor is significant. A fierce animal is a warning. A calm one
indicates happy times. Animals often represent the primal side of our makeup and
the dreamer's relationship with the animal tells how much control they have over
that part of themselves. The most common animals in our dreams are:
....BIRDS* depending on the kind of bird, this is
usually a sign of prosperity and unexpected happiness for you. Large birds are
the symbol of Freedom. Singing birds, of happiness.
....CATS* an age-old symbol of the Feminine; the
elegant and mysterious elements of our lives. To dream of a friendly cat, means
you are developing your intuitive powers. If you are attacked by a cat, beware
of an enemy pretending to be a friend. If you hear a cat screeching, beware of
gossip. A purring cat promises happiness.
....DOGS* #1 dreamed animal! Traditional symbol
of the Masculine; courage and loyalty. A friendly dog denotes coming domestic
happiness. A vicious dog warns you of financial or health concerns. A howling
dog warns of separation from loved ones.
....HORSES* a symbol of animal power, strength
and energy. To be riding a beautiful horse denotes you will achieve much power
in life. A wild horse, out of control, is a warning to curb your own passions. A
sick horse cautions you of ill health.
....INSECTS* usually represent small, nagging
worries. Things that "bug" you. Traditionally, they can represent
relatives. How you handle the insects in your dream, tells you how to handle
....RATS* beware of deception! Especially from
someone close to you. The dream-meaning of killing a rat is one of success.
....SNAKES* lead us not into temptation. A symbol
of betrayals and enemies. If a snake bites you, beware of a quarrel with a
friend. Your dream will show you who your enemy is.
....SPIDERS* traditionally a sign of good
fortune. Money, and much of it!
....WOLVES* a balance of the Dog's loyalty and
courage with Nature's ferocity. Be prepared to face a disastrous turn of events.
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AUTOMOBILE** The great modern symbol of
power, status, vitality, sexuality. Life itself. Automobile dreams are very
common and have many meanings in dream analysis. It depends on factors like --
who is driving? Is it a pleasant journey or a treacherous one? An old clunker or
a luxurious new car? Beginning a drive in an automobile generally means that you
are in the beginning stages of a new life-plan. Where the car takes you
metaphorically shows you where your life should be going. If your car breaks
down, you could be placing your trust in someone not worth it.
CELEBRITIES** Meeting a famous person can
indicate a profitable new offer will be made. There will be a change for good in
your life. A goal can finally be obtained. Celebrities are our cultural heroes,
and to dream of them can mean that it is time for you to join their ranks.
CHASE** To dream of being chased by some
frightening being can mean that it is time for you to set out on your destined
path. But you are refusing to let go of elements in your life that are hindering
your quest. If you are caught by that being, you have much work ahead of you. If
you escape, you are almost free -- your life-quest is taking a new road.
DEATH** This dream's analysis depends on
the emotional content -- if you awoke with a dreadful sense of real death, it
could be a true death-dream and you have sensed someone's passing. This happens
to sensitive people. The elderly may have dreams that prepare them for their
passing. If, however, you dream of death without having dark emotions, it has
the meaning of release from current worries and actually signifies its opposite:
a recovery, a rebirth is about to occur in your life.
FALLING** The most common dream of all. It
can mean the dreamer is in fear of losing respect or status; or of financial
difficulties; or fading physical vitality; or losing someone's love. If you land
and awaken suddenly, it is literally a "wake-up call" to attend to
matters in the physical world. If you land but the dream continues, then the
answer to your dilemma is being given to you in that dream
FLYING** The great Mythical symbol of
Freedom. The meaning of flying dreams is one of good omens. You instinctively
know the goals in life and how to seek them. Whether it's love you seek, or a
place in life, or fame and fortune, you will fly over earthly obstacles and find
your happiness. Recurrent flying dreams indicate great fortune. All Traditions
explain flying dreams in the same way. If you are in your own human form, you
will find happiness in an ordinary but successful life. If you are a bird in
your dream, you will be most fortunate in life and attract good luck. If you are
a Winged Human (Greek: ORNITHANTHROPUS), you are bound for a highly creative and
HOUSE** A symbol of many meanings! If
Falling is the most common dream, then a House or Apartment is the second most
common. In a dream, a house usually represents You. ROOMS represent different
aspects of yourself. DOORS are opportunities. If it is your own home, you are on
a solid spiritual foundation. If you dream that you are in a strange new house,
it indicates your future, what you must do. The BEDROOM has many obvious
meanings...the BED is the most common dream object of all. The BATHROOM...from
bathing to using the toilet, are common situations.
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LOST** The meaning of this dream is
literal. You are lost in your life, adrift. Something is gone from your life --
Love, Career, Spirituality. The SETTING of your dream, where you are lost, holds
the answers to your salvation....LOSING SOMETHING PRECIOUS is a variation of the
LOST dream; the object lost being the key to the dream.
NAKED** Most often, this is not a sexual
dream. Usually this common dream is a dream of inadequacy: you don't feel
prepared for some event, or for life itself. This dream may have an element of
comedy -- lighten up! Don't worry. Traditionally, this has been a dream of money
luck. Buy a lottery ticket.
SEXUAL DREAMS** The meaning of sexuality
in dreams depends on the emotional element. If you wake up sexually aroused,
that is common. Sexuality is a fundamental part of living and sexual dreams
express part of your being. Only if the content is disturbing or if your arousal
is more intense from dreams than from waking experience, do you need to explore
your dream's meaning. If you dream
of sexual experience but are not sexually
aroused, the traditional meaning is one of general happiness. Your love
relationship is deepening or about to be renewed. The most common sexual dreams
....LOVE WITH AN ACQUAINTANCE
....MASKED or FACELESS LOVER
....PASSIONATE ENCOUNTER WITH EX-SPOUSE
....SEX IN PUBLIC PLACE Curiously, a more recent
sexual dream is....SEX CHANGE.
WATER** Traditionally, calm water means
good times ahead, clear sailing. Rough waters: caution, reconsider your actions.
To drown can be a warning -- but also indicate your need for more spiritual
....BATHING* warm water foretells of increased
love in your life or of spiritual rebirth.
....DRINKING WATER* if the water is clear, the
dream augurs financial security, prosperity. If it is cloudy; financial
....SWIMMING* a complex dream, where meaning
depends on all the details: conditions of water, weather...
Generally, to be swimming is a sign of current
good health. If you are swimming naked, you feel energized and ready for the
successes of life that are arriving.
Dream Interpretation -- a field in which YOUR
DREAM TEAM has been called "The Net's Premier Dream Readers!" -- has
grown to become a Key Element in what is now unfolding around us. Dream
Interpretation, drawing on Traditional and Jungian dream study and on an
intuitive insight of its new practitioners, is unlocking insights into our
personal lives. But also, Dream Interpretation -- following the lead of Carl
Jung -- has linked psychic study with the symbols and story-lines of Myth,
Legend and Religion.
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