most of us consider dreams unimportant due to its
bizarre nature of
theme. We think whatís with the faceless
stranger at night, or the half dog,
half cat with yellow and green tail animal, or a
sleek car turns into a leaving room in the middle of a
sea, or walking naked on street and taking shower at
are "words" used by dream language and
learning them is almost like learning a foreign
language. Each one represents an idea, a memory, a mood,
or an insight arising from unconscious. However, unlike
the foreign language, dream symbols can change their
meaning from one personís unique life history and
their contemporary experience to another person.
are some universal symbolic meanings:
is the symbol of the unconscious, the depth of
imagination, the source
- facing the sea indicated the dreamer is ready to face
- is a metaphors for passing of time.
- fire destroys, but it also cleans and purifies. It can
signal a new beginning. Or disruptive emotion, or a need
- sense of freedom and exultation, if flying
unaided indicates higher self, our own element
that rides above space -time constrains of the material
- Usually represent the self. Itís dreamerís various
levels of mind and body. Rooms and floors all perform
different functions of personality and mind. It has
front and back, windows that look outside the world,
doors that open or closes (indicates the need to be more
accessible or not be overly accessible). Stairways and
living room indicates the consciousness. Cellar
indicates the first layer of unconsciousness, while
upper rooms are dreamerís spirituality and higher
aspirations. An unfinished house suggests to the dreamer
that work is required on some aspects of mind or body. A
church or temple represents the spiritual side of self
and allowing more time for inner exploration.
- Come up in forms of falling, drowning, being chased,
trying to run but canít move, trying to scream but
have no voice, being frightened, and frustration.
These kinds of symbols try to draw the
dreamerís attention to the urgency of identifying and
dealing with the sources of anxiety, a mild sign of
danger, and a wakeup call for the dreamer to tackle the
source of worries.
Perhaps an unacknowledged anger toward someone,
bottled up feelings, and frustration may come up in
dreams such as bottled up gas or volatile, preparing
poison, or dam bursting.
Ė is the authentic self, symbol of vulnerability, a
desire to shed defenses, freedom from shame, and love of
truth. However if dreamer feels anxiety about it, it
suggest fear of honesty and openness, and it may also
mean a failure to accept oneís own sexual energy.
- giving birth, or being born, or watching a baby coming
to the world, is associated wit new ideas, solutions,
creativity, sometimes a wish fulfillment, but mostly
indication of actual possibilities waiting to be
- many have no association with mortality, it may relate
to psychological life, or a change in life-circumstances
such as retirement, losing a job, moving house, ending a
close relationship, ending a marriage. Symbols of death
- may be a reminder that life carries a limited time
span in which to complete projects.
- may denote the need to an end, to a particular phase
of dreamerís life, or a reminder of passing time, or
reminder of not establishing too
many emotional attachments.
- indicates success, searching and trying to reach
- indicates insecurity in worldly ambition, internal
pressure, may at times indicate failure.
- is associated with wisdom and clarity of mind. It may
also indicate the danger of losing contact with reality.
- union have opposite yet complimentary parts of oneís
self, promise of future fertility. Union within the
dreamers internal fundamental creative forces.
parts - Heart, center of emotional life, love. Eyes-
window into soul and it clues to the dreamerís state
of spirituality. Mouth Ė is verbal
expression, or aggression, it can also represent
development. Hair- symbolizes vanity, vitality,
and energy of life. White
hair represents wisdom.
dreams - usually represent the dreamerís public
anxiety or shame, or
the urge to unburden the self for creative, or
cathartic reasons. If the
dreamer is anxious that the toilet lacks privacy, it may
indicate fear of
public exposure or a need for greater
dreams can be expression of deep-rooted feelings, or
preoccupations, or wishes, or means of fulfilling
desires, or highlighted unresolved
emotions and events from past or present everyday life
it makes sense to
keep a journal of the outstanding dreams,
specially the Relatively
Consistency of some, meaning the frequently of
certain dreams. Because dreams are conversations we have
with ourselves, sending a message from unconscious
to conscious. ; We can use these meaning while relating
them to our own life
history and make interpretations.