Dream Meanings A-Z
Some years ago I was given a fantastic book called "The Dreamers Dictionary" by Stearn Robinson and Tom Corbett. This book has inspired me to write a Hub on dreams and their meanings, as I seldom found the book to be wrong when I looked up my dreams the next day.
To make it easier I am going to list the appropriate dream contents in alphabetical order so that if you want to look up a dream of your own you can find the meaning more easily. For obvious reasons I cannot list all the dreams possible here, but if you have a dream about something that is not on this list please feel free to ask me the question in the comments section and I will attempt to find out the meaning for you.
I have tried to stick to the most common things that happen in dreams here, but of course far more unusual animals, events etc do come up in dreams, so let me know if you think there are any significant ones I have failed to include and I shall add them to the list.
Abnormal. To dream of something abnormal such as a horse with feathers or an aeroplane flying backwards means you will shortly have a pleasing solution to your worries.
Abroad. To dream of going abroad by ship means you will make an influential new friend in the near future. To dream of being abroad, in foreign places, indicates an unsettled condition and a probably change of location.
Abyss. This is an obstacle dream. If you avoid the fall, you will overcome your difficulties; but if you fall into the abyss, it is a warning that you must be extremely careful in your business dealings.
Accelerator. Using it to increase the speed of a car, (or any other vehicle) indicates that you will achieve your objectives through your own efforts. If, in the dream the accelerator is jammed or you were unable to control it, it is a warning to beware of a habit which could turn into a vice if you're not careful.
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 24 hours following the dream), i.e., if you dreamed of a car crash, walk for a day but be careful crossing the 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.
Acid. Anything to do with acid is a dream of warning. Be cautious in regard to promises given or reliance on promises received.
Acorn. You will immensely lucky if you dreamed of anything to do with acorns or the tree which bears them. They predict the successful outcome of any problems you may have now and prosperity and good fortune in all your plans for the future.
Adder. This poisonous snake warns you against false friends and/or loss of prestige through deceit. If you killed an adder, you will triumph over an enemy.
Adrift. This is indicative of a problem you have been unable to solve, or unwilling to face up to, and is a straightforward obstacle dream. If you reached land safely, you will overcome your dilemma, but if you fell out of the boat or were upset by rough weather, it is a warning of serious difficulty due to indecision. If you were rescued in your dream, or managed to swim to safety, success will follow hardship.
Adultery. If you committed it, be on guard against giving your confidence to new friends; if you resisted it, you will have some disappointing setbacks, but they will be temporary.
Affliction. A true dream of contrary; the greater the affliction in your dream the more certain will be success in your life.
Afraid. A dream of contrary, you will recognise your difficulties and find the courage to overcome them.
Age. To worry about your age in a dream, or to dream you are or have aged beyond your actual years, indicates you should see a Doctor; but to see aged people in a dream is an omen of great good luck. If they are poor or ragged, you may have some difficulties ahead, but you can easily overcome these by positive bold action.
Agnostic. Religious disbelief in a dream is a reminder to be more circumspect in your associations with the opposite sex.
Agony. A dream of contrary. Whether it involved yourself or others, the greater the agony in the dream, the greater will be your coming joy.
Alien. You will make valuable new friends if you dreamed of being an alien - but if your dream involved dealing or meeting with aliens, important changes are coming your way.
Alligator. This dream is trying to alert you to an enemy. Be very cautious in any new venture.
Altar. You will have a sudden release from pressing worries and/or good news from an unexpected source if an altar figured in your dream.
Ambulance. No broad interpretation can be given, as this dream varies greatly according to it's details, but it is generally a dream of warning against indiscretion in relations with the opposite sex. However, a full ambulance signifies the fulfillment of your hopes in a shorter time than you thought possible.
Amorous. To feel amorous in a dream suggests a friendship which will ripen into an exciting romance; but if you dreamed of an amorous person of the opposite sex, you should guard against a relationship which might involve you in a serious embarrassment, if not an actual scandal.
Amputation. A sort of dream of contrary. If the loss in your dream was to someone else, be prepared for some unexpected difficulties ahead; but if you dreamed of the loss of one of your own members, you can look forward to an unanticipated important gain.
Angel. A favourable dream forecasting success, protection, happiness and rewarding friendships.
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.
Ants. If, in your dream you observed the interesting organized activity of these industrious creatures, a change of business or position would be very beneficial; but if they were on food or on clothing, as pests, you will have a spell of frustration and hard work before achieving independence.
Appetite. If you were aware of hunger, or your appetite was small, a medical checkup is suggested. A large appetite, in a dream, refers to money and is a warning to handle it with respect or your finances could become chaotic.
Applause. A dream of contrary. There is some ill-feeling and/or jealousy around you but you can overcome it if you try a bit of tact.
Apples. As with most natural products this popular fruit is generally a good omen, but the interpretation depends greatly on details. If the apples were ripe and sweet (or cooked and sweet), they are a promise of well-earned rewards. If they were green or bitter, you are in danger of loss through your own foolishness.
Arch. Your efforts are in the right direction if the arch was whole and/or attractive, but if it appeared to be broken, or damaged in any way, a new line of endeavor is suggested.
Arrest. You'll have sharp disappointment followed closely by an unexpected joy.
Arson. An offer of a change for the better will soon come your way.
Artery. A dream of contrary. If your arteries were weak or cut, you will be enjoying honor among your friends.
Assault. You will be given some information which will be of great value to you if you were assaulted in your dream; if others were assaulted, you may have to defend an attack on your character.
Audience. A surprising distinction will come your way if you faced an audience; if you were in it, you will have cause to rejoice over the good fortune of a valued friend.
Autograph. Collecting them signifies a quick profit; signing them is a forecast of eventual success in your chosen endeavors.
Avalanche. To observe an avalanche in your dream predicts some rather formidable obstacles in your path; a change of plan would be advisable. If you were buried in an avalanche, you will have a spectacular stroke of good luck; if you dreamed of others being buried, the forecast is of a change of surroundings.
Ax. If the ax was bright and keen, it signifies gratifying rewards for work well done; if it was dull, it indicates a loss of prestige which could be averted by closer attention to your own business.
Baby. If the baby was pretty, you will be fortunate through the help of friends. However, if the baby was ugly or in any way displeasing to you, look out for treachery in someone you are inclined to trust. Helpless or sick babies are generally a warning of difficulties ahead, so be cautious in your business and/or love affairs. A walking baby indicates sudden independence, and if you dreamed of many babies, great satisfaction and happiness are coming your way.
Bacon. Eating bacon in your dream means continuing prosperity in your life. Rancid bacon is a suggestion to see a doctor. Cooking bacon in your dream augurs a surprise, or gift, which will please you very much.
Bake. If you dreamed of baking anything yourself, you may confidently look forward to a rise in status. If the dream concerned a bakery or professional bakers, your year ahead will be prosperous.
Bald. You need to be on guard against being cheated by someone you trust if you dreamed of baldness in others. A dream of your own baldness is a health warning; get a medical checkup.
Balloon. Toy balloons signify trivial disappointments; however, passenger balloons follow the classical interpretation, and ascending is favorable while descending portends setbacks.
Bandage. A dream of contrary. Good new influences are moving in around you.
Bar. You will be tempted to stoop to some questionable actions if you dreamed of tending a bar. If you were drinking or merely observing the activity in a bar, it is a suggestion to interest yourself in community affairs.
Bat. The augury is dependent on how you reacted to the bat. If you were frightened by it, you should avoid indiscreet discussion of your affairs; but if you were not afraid of it, you will be offered a new proposition which will be profitable.
Beach. The interpretation of this dream varies greatly according to it's details. You will be likely to need financial help if the dream involved working on a beach. Lying on a beach is a dream of contrary; you will soon be almost too busy with a new venture.
Beating. This is a dream of contrary in a peculiar way, for if you dreamed of beating, or being beaten by, friends or loved ones, it is a fortunate omen for personal or family affairs; however, if strangers were involved, it is a warning not to procrastinate in dealing with current domestic problems. If the dream concerned the beating of animals or carpets, it indicates difficulties arising from lack of organization which are within your power to overcome if you concentrate.
Bed. A strange bed forecasts an upturn in business affairs; your own bed promises security; making a bed suggests that you should expect some unexpected visitors.
Beer. It is a good omen if you dreamed of pouring or drinking the beer, especially if there was foam on it. But if the beer was flat or stale or others drank it, you are being warned not to be persuaded to enter into some unworthy intrigue which could backfire and damage your reputation.
Bees. These busy creatures are a forerunner of great good fortune in business matters, even if they stung you. However, if they were dead, listless, or you killed them, you could suffer a loss by putting too much trust in "friends". If you heard the bees buzzing, expect good news.
Beetles. A dream involving these unpleasant creatures is a warning of hostility and jealousy among your associates. If you killed the insects or managed to get rid of them, your difficulties will be temporary.
Beggar. A dream of contrary. you will receive unexpected help if you dreamed of begging or of giving to a beggar. If your dream involved refusal, you will be disappointed by someone on whom you counted.
Behead. Another dream of contrary. Your success is assured if you dreamed of being beheaded; if the beheading involved others, success is still predicted but only after discouraging delays.
Bell. You will receive disappointing news if you heard a single bell ringing in your dream, but if you heard many bells, the news will be joyous. Church bells signify a warning against problems arising from people pulling against you.
Bereavement. Another dream of opposite portent. News of a birth, engagement, or wedding is likely to follow.
Bicycle. A bicycle represents assistance in your endeavors, so to interpret the meaning of your dream, you must consider whether you were riding it, pushing it, etc., also whether you were going uphill, on the flat, or downhill, the appearance and/or condition of the bike as well as details of the location, weather etc.
Birds. Birds are generally considered a most fortunate dream omen, especially so if they are brightly coloured, singing, and/or flying. Dead or injured birds are an indication of coming worries unless they are birds of prey, in which case the worries will be short-lived. Birds' eggs in a nest signify money, broken birds' eggs forecast disappointment, birds hatching in a nest indicate delayed profits. An empty nest is a warning not to be drawn into family arguments. To be aware in your dream of the beak of a bird is a forecast of a change of residence, whether for better or worse depends on the other details of the dream.
Blackmail. You are being warned against indiscreet behaviour with the opposite sex if someone tried to blackmail you in a dream. If you were the blackmailer, you would be wise to avoid any type of gambling for the time being.
Blind. A dream of warning; whether the dream involved others who were blind or your own blindness, it is a straightforward sign of deceit among those you trust most.
Blood. Be prepared for a period of hard work against hostile forces if you saw blood in your dreams. If you were bleeding, try to avoid any sort of controversy with friends or relatives; however, if the blood was that involved in a transfusion, you can expect your difficulties to be very transitory.
Blush. To dream of blushing predicts that you will discover a false friend; to observe blushes in others is a warning against repeating gossip.
Bones. Meat bones signify business reverses; human bones indicate a coming inheritance; fish bones suggest a medical checkup.
Bouquet. A fresh bright bouquet signifies a happy social occasion. If it was wilted, a medical checkup is indicated.
Brothel. Oddly enough this is, in a way, a dream of contrary. For either a man or a woman a dream of visiting such an establishment signifies an improvement in domestic affairs.
Bullet. Don't expose yourself to any possible whisper of scandal if your dream featured the sight or sound of a bullet; if you were hit by a bullet in your dream, you'd better have a medical checkup.
Burial. another dream of contrary. You will no doubt have news of a marriage, be invited to a wedding, or hear of a birth. However, if your dream was one of being buried alive, it is telling you to avoid doing anything which you know or suspect to be even marginally unethical.
Burning. A dream of contrary signifying a coming increase in prosperity, unless it was a very large building that was burning, in which case you are being warned to guard your finances.
Bus. Traveling by bus indicates progress toward your heart's desire; waiting for a bus signifies setbacks which will be very temporary. A bus accident predicts a period of frustration due to financial embarrassment.
Captive. A dream featuring captivity suggests tension and over-strain, probably due to overspending; cut down on the extravagance of any kind unless the captives were animal, in which case you should soon be finding life most enjoyable.
Castrate. A dream of contrary. Whether the castration was your own, someone else's, or involved animals, it's augury is that of eventual triumph over all obstacles and/or opposition to your aims.
Cat. A generally unfortunate omen indicating treachery and deceit among those you trust. If you killed the cat, you will defeat the purpose of your detractors; if you chased it away, you may expect a sudden stroke of luck.
Cave. An obstacle dream. If you found your way out, you can expect eventually to overcome your difficulties; but if you failed to get out, you must prepare for an escalation of your worries for a rather long period. Dreams involving cave dwellers are an omen of marital happiness.
Cell. You are being warned against carelessness with your commitments if you dreamed of being confined in a cell. Failure to keep your promises could lead to a loss of valued friends.
Cemetery. A dream of contrary. If the cemetery was well kept, it signifies coming happiness and prosperity; however, if the general appearance of the place was dreary, you must expect a bit of trouble first.
Chase. No luxury, but a comfortable old age through your own efforts is forecast in a dream where you participated in, or observed, a chase.
Cheat. A dream of contrary. If you dreamed of being cheated, you can expect a stroke of luck; however if you were the cheater, you can expect to be cheated.
Cheese. The significance of a cheese dream varies greatly according to it's details. As a general rule eating cheese signifies success in love. Smelly cheeses such as Limburger, Brie etc. predict financial and/or social embarrassment, but mild or processed cheese signifies a need for change. If you were making cheese in your dream, your current ventures will be successful beyond your expectations. Dry and/or grated cheese signifies a stroke of money luck.
Chess. This ancient game in a dream is an omen of annoying obstacles in your path. You can expect a strenuous business period ahead, but don't despair; you can win if you persevere and vary your tactics by using a little imagination.
Chocolate. Oddly, a dream featuring chocolate drinks, candy, or anything of this flavour does not, as one might expect, indicate luxury, but it does predict good health and modest contentment.
Circus. If your dream involved being with children at a circus or taking them to one, it is a sign of exceptional luck in financial matters; otherwise, it is a warning to be more careful of the impression you make on others.
Cliffs. An obstacle dream of warning. Avoid any speculation risks for the next few months unless you were successfully scaling the cliff, in which case the augury is reversed and indicates satisfactory rewards for your efforts.
Cobweb. You'll be lucky if you dreamed of cobwebs in an acceptable place such as a wine cellar, attic etc; but if they were where they shouldn't be, for example on clothes, furniture, or books, they predict difficulties through secretly hostile competition; however, if you brushed them away, you will easily overcome the difficulties.
Colours. You can expect increasing success and security if you dream of a mixture of bright colours. If one colour stood out in your dream the significance is as follows: Blue indicates liberation from worry and/or help from outside sources; Black is an unfavourable omen unless it featured in a funeral or other appropriate situation, in which case it forecasts difficulties to be overcome; Brown means money luck; Red is a warning to curb your temper; Dark 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 disappointment or transitory unhappiness; Orange suggests that an unexpected change in your situation will be delayed; Pink predicts unusually great success; Purple is a forerunner to happy social affairs; Yellow forecasts struggles and setbacks before improvement can be achieved; White is a certain promise of success in all that concerns you.
Combat. An obstacle dream with a straightforward meaning. If you won the fight, your current undertakings will be successful; but if you lost or the outcome was indecisive, you can expect some difficulty and worry. However, if the dream feature was a battle of wits rather than a physical fight, you can expect a happy outcome to an annoying personal situation.
Compete. A dream of contrary. The more successful was the dreamed competition the rockier will be your road ahead and vice versa.
Corpse. A dream of contrary in that it predicts a full and happy life if the corpse was that of a stranger. If the dead person was known to you, it signifies an estrangement or unhappy love affair. If your dream involved a number of corpses but without any particularly distressing aspect, it is a forecast of success where you least expect it. If your dream featured a medical examination of a corpse, such as an autopsy, it portends an unusual new and interesting experience to come.
Costume. You can expect an astonishing turn of events and/or some really astounding news if your dream involved wearing or observing fancy dress. The omen is especially fortunate if the costumes were worn by children or very young people.
Coward. A dream of contrary. You will stand up to any test of your character if your dream featured an act or feeling of cowardice.
Crow. This black fellow is an unhappy omen. He's usually a forerunner of sadness though not necessarily grief.
Cut. To dream of yourself or anyone else being cut by a sharp edge or object is a warning that indiscreet gossip or behaviour could be very costly. Cool it!
Dagger. If you saw a dagger in your dream, you can expect news from a distance. To carry a dagger is a warning to be more circumspect in your actions or you might become involved in an unpleasant situation; to see others with daggers or someone stabbed by a dagger signifies triumph over hostility.
Danger. A dream of contrary. You will overcome your difficulties if you faced the danger. If the danger was of a physical nature and you avoided it, it is a warning to look after your health.
Darkness. Be prepared for a setback; however, if you managed to grope your way to the light, you will achieve great success. If you were walking in the dark, you will recover something you had given up for lost.
Death. If you dreamed of being dead yourself, it indicates an approaching release from all your worries and/or a recovery from illness. If you spoke with someone who is dead, you will soon hear very good news. To dream of a death frequently signifies news of a birth. To be aware of a dead person you cannot identify portends an inheritance which may not be personal but could be indirectly beneficial.
Defend. If your dream involved shielding or defending someone else, you can be sure your trust is well placed. If you defended yourself or someone else defended you, you should avoid forcing any important issues for the time being, as someone you count on for support could suddenly fail you.
Desert. In bloom, and/or in clear sunny weather, a dream featuring a desert predicts contentment and good success in your efforts; but if the weather was bad or if there was a sandstorm, you can expect some immediate difficulties due to hidden opposition, but the outcome will be better than you expect.
Despair. You'll have no cause to if you dreamed about it; everything will come up roses before long.
Diamonds. Strangely enough, these glittering symbols of affluence are not particularly fortunate dream omens. If, in fact, you own them, or are in a position to have them, they signify losses though not of a serious order; on the other hand if your financial position doesn't allow for diamonds, their appearance in your dream indicates coming profits, although perhaps not as large as you might be expecting.
Disaster. Another forecast of opposites. To dream of being in or witnessing a disaster is a forerunner of improved circumstances.
Discover. It's a happy omen if you suddenly discovered someone or something in your dream; you should soon come into an inheritance. If you were the one discovered, it's a promise of seeing new faces in new places, so get ready to travel.
Distress. You'll make a gain where you expected to take a loss if you dreamed of yourself or others being in distress.
Doctor. He's a good man or woman to have in your dream because he or she forecasts an improvement in all departments of your life.
Dolphin. These amusing, intelligent mammals are a sign of advancement through your own mental vigor, but other details of your dream should also be considered, such as the conditions of the water, the location and/or action of the dolphin etc.
Dragon. You will get an enormous boost in your progress toward financial success from a powerful and influential personage if you dreamed of a dragon. And if you don't know such a big wheel, you soon will.
Dreams. A dream within your dream portends a deferment of your highest hopes but nevertheless a definite improvement in your present circumstances.
Drown. An unfortunate omen pertaining to business interests, unless you (or the drowning person) was revived or rescued, in which case you will get a chance to recoup your losses through the intervention of a friend.
Drums. To hear drums in your dream forecasts great success and to play them yourself signifies great joy.
Dungeon. An obstacle dream. If you couldn't get out, you would probably benefit from a change of plans, but if you managed to escape, you can expect to achieve your aims in time, but only by diligent effort.
Eagle. If you see an eagle flying, your business prospects are very rosy indeed. And should this noble bird happen to be perched in a high place, you will have fame as well as fortune. If you see it on a mountaintop, you will achieve beyond your highest ambitions. However, should the eagle attack or frighten you, you will have to overcome some difficult obstacles before reaching your goal.
Earthquake. This is a rare dream and it's meaning varies greatly. For those who live in an earthquake area, it merely indicates some minor difficulties to be overcome. But for others it signifies a complete change of circumstances and/or environment from which they can eventually reap a rich reward, but only through diligence and perseverance.
Eating. The interpretation of this dream differs greatly according to the circumstances and other factors involved, so you must look up the various foods, fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. However, as a general guide eating with guests is a happy omen, but to eat alone is a warning to guard against a loss of status or valued friends.
Echo. In this curious dream, if the echo was of your own voice, you can expect to have a strange experience, probably with the opposite sex. If the echo is near, you will hear good news concerning others; if far away, the news will be from a distance.
Elf. Help from an unexpected, or even unknown, sources will be yours if you dreamed of these mystical magical creatures.
Emigrate. Pull in your belt and prepare to economize because you'll have some unexpected demands on your resources if your dream featured emigrants or emigration.
Enemy. A dream of contrary. You can rely on having loyal and helpful friends if you dreamed of someone you knew, or suspected, was an enemy.
Engrave. You are in for a season of all-round improvement if your dream featured engraving or engraved articles.
Entrails. A definite warning to slow down. Try to avoid any situations which cause you undue anxiety for the time being and get a medical checkup as soon as you can.
Eruption. The eruption of a volcano or other natural phenomena such as a geyser forecasts a sudden change for the better.
Escalator. This dream symbol follows the general rule that up is an omen of success and down is not; however, in this particular instance the downward motion indicates a defeat which could be reversible by the application of intelligent determination.
Evil. A dream involving an evil atmosphere or evil spirits predicts unaccountable obstacles to your current ambitions; you would do well to consider a change of direction and/or objectives.
Exile. A dream of being banished from your own country is a warning to guard against hasty speech and/or impulsive actions which if seriously misinterpreted, could make you the subject of damaging gossip.
Explosion. The blast of high explosives in a dream is a forerunner of lasting improvement in all aspects of your life.
Eyes. Strange or disembodied eyes in a dream are considered a prediction of a very beneficial change of events soon to come. To injure your eyes, get something in them, or be otherwise worried about them is a warning that someone is trying to trick you in a business affair. If the main feature of your dream was the beauty of the eyes, the dream is telling you that you can count on the sincere love of those who matter to you. Crossed eyes are a lucky omen for money matters, but a squint, cast, or other defect is a warning against an illicit love affair. Animal eyes are a sign of hidden rivalry or jealousy in your close circle. Exceptionally large and/or wide open eyes in a dream signify an inheritance. Blue or light eyes mean a new friendship; dark eyes, a new love affair.
Failure. A dream of contrary. Stick to it, you'll succeed.
Fake. Something that is not what it seems is a warning against gambling of any kind. Whether it concerns business or love affairs, hesitate, think it over, and then don't do it.
Fall. A very common dream action generally symbolic of some basic fear in the dreamer's life, such as fear of moral lapse, job failure, sexual inadequacy, loss of status, etc.; however, the prophetic meaning of this dream is, strangely very similar in that it indicates setbacks but modified by the details of it's action. If in your dream, you fell a long distance, you can expect the reverses to be general and fairly severe; however, if you landed without hurting yourself, they will ne upsetting but quite temporary. If you hurt yourself, you should be prepared to endure some real hardships for a time. To fall from a medium height signifies a loss of prestige; to fall to the floor (as from a standing or sitting position) is a warning of danger from false friends. If your dream involved others falling, it indicates triumph over enemies; and if you fell but got up again, you will overcome the obstacles in your path. To fall into water means financial stress, but the water factor and condition must also be considered.
Fang. Animal fangs in a dream are a warning of serious family troubles brewing, likely, but not necessarily, with inlaws. It would be wise to avoid any controversy (or better still, contact) with such relatives for as long as possible following this dream.
Fatigue. Sufficient money for necessities and modest social enjoyment are forecast in a dream of being pleasantly fatigued.
Faucet (tap). A dripping faucet is a strong warning to resist the efforts of someone who is trying to persuade you to divulge a secret. No matter how strong the temptation, don't do it, as the breach of confidence would have much broader consequences than you can imagine and would be to your everlasting regret. A dream featuring a shiny new faucet predicts an unexpected satisfaction.
Feces. All sources pretty well agree that excrement (whether human or animal) in a dream represents money, wealth, profits, or tangible value and is a lucky omen pertaining to material gain.
Ferry. Suitable rewards for your efforts are predicted in a dream of being ferried across water, or of watching a ferry ply to and fro.
Fingerprints. A dream of fingerprints on furniture or woodwork predicts minor financial stress; to dream of being fingerprinted for any official purpose signifies help from a friend.
Fire. The portent of this dream varies greatly according to it's details and action, so all aspects should be carefully correlated, but as a general guide:
A fire is an omen of impending trouble if it burned you; good news if it didn't.
To observe a house or building that is on fire forecasts an urgent appeal for help from a close friend or relative.
You can expect an exciting romantic adventure if you built a fire or stirred one up with a poker.
To dream of putting out a fire or escaping from one predicts ultimate success over all obstacles.
A small cheerful fire in a fireplace indicates contentment.
A dream of setting fire to a house, building, or anything of value is telling you to control your temper or be prepared for serious consequences.
A roaring big fire (contained in a grate) signifies new hope after a time of discouragement.
Fire Escape. To dream of being on, or using, a fire escape is a warning to guard against stretching your resources.
Flame. A flickering or diminishing flame signifies a disappointment which will probably be in the nature of a limited success; a definitely red flame warns against uncontrolled temper; a very steady, strong, vertical flame predicts unqualified success; and a very bright flame promises great happiness.
Fleas. To be annoyed in your dream by these revolting pests is a straightforward omen of deceit and malice around you; but if you managed to kill them or get rid of them, you will triumph over your enemies.
Flies. Petty annoyances and minor irritations arising from the jealousy and envy of those around you; if you killed the flies or got rid of them you will soon sort out the troublemakers in your circle.
Flirt. an omen of social success if kept within the bounds of good taste, but if done with malicious intent, it signifies trouble brewing in domestic affairs.
Fog. An obstacle dream the meaning of which alters according to it's location. A fog at sea predicts seriously doubtful issues in love or domestic affairs. A fog on land indicates a sudden business or financial dilemma which will require great patience and ingenuity to handle. In either case a successful outcome is forecast if the fog dispersed during the dream, and if it dispersed into the sunshine, you may expect an ultimate benefit. The sound of a foghorn in your dream is an omen of contrary and signifies a swift release from worry.
Footprints. A woman's footprints forecast success in a new venture; a man's suggest extra caution in considering a change; children's are a sign of disappearing worries. To see your own footprints indicates success in your current undertakings; a conglomeration of mixed footprints signifies help from an unexpected source.
Fork. To dream of a fork in the road is a straightforward sign that you will soon be faced with a decision which will be important to your future. a dream of an eating fork signifies a release from present worries; a cooking fork is a forecast of gay social times; a garden fork indicates that it is a significant time for clearing out the time-consuming clingers in your circle; to stab or see something or someone stabbed with a fork predicts a possible loss of status, so guard your tongue.
Fountain. A happy fulfilled life is predicted by a well-functioning fountain, but if it was dry or just trickling, you must be prepared for a period of frustration.
Fox. No matter what the action, a fox in a dream is a strong warning of danger all around you from wily rivals or hidden enmity, unless you killed the animal or it was dead, in which case you will outwit the plotters.
Freckles. To dream of having freckles or noticing them on others is a sure sign of popularity with the opposite sex - whatever your age may be.
Fugitive. This dream signals upcoming troubles; if you dreamed of being a fugitive, you are probably in for a rather violent family row, but on the positive side, if you keep your temper within bounds, the argument may serve to clear the air. However, if your dream involved seeing or helping a fugitive, you could be in for a bit of a shock concerning finances.
Funeral. A dream of contrary. To see or attend a funeral in your dream signifies cause for a happy celebration, probably news of an engagement or wedding; to dream of attending your own funeral indicates a relief from worry.
Future. Any dream that looks into the future or in which you are projected into or see yourself in the future predicts a sudden unexpected change in your life.
Gain. A very contrary dream of warning. The greater the profit or gain was in your dream the more carefully must you guard your resources, unless you made the profit by taking an unfair advantage or by dishonest means, in which case the dream prophesies a successful business deal or recovery of a loss.
Gale. You may be buffeted by your current difficulties, but you will eventually emerge unbowed.
Gang. To dream of being a member of a gang suggests a tendency to drift with the tide; to be the leader of a gang indicates stagnation through lack of initiative; to be frightened or threatened by a gang signifies a period of depression - pull up your socks and try some positive action. To be mugged or beaten by a gang is a warning that you are on the verge of financial embarrassment; put a tight rein on the spending.
Garbage. Oddly enough and contrary to other dreams of similar content, a dream of garbage, as such, is an omen of contrary and predicts a future success beyond what you now believe possible.
Geese. To see them, whether swimming, flying, or on the ground, is a forecast of improving conditions; but if you heard them cackling, you are being warned that someone is trying to con you with sweet talk.
Genitals. This is a rather straightforward indication of your sexual attitudes and/or feelings, as follows:
To dream of your own of other sex organs being healthily normal signifies a satisfactory love life.
A dream of diseased sex organs is telling you that you are either overdoing it or being dangerously promiscuous.
Deformed sex organs in a dream are another form of warning against overindulgence.
Unusual sex organs are a sign of underindulgence and a little initiative might be a good idea.
A dream which featured exposing the sex organs indicates that you are on the verge of being dangerously sex-starved and professional advice would be useful.
To dream of pain in the genitals suggests you should see your doctor.
Ghost. The meaning of this dream varies according to the action. If the Ghost simply appeared in your dream, it is an omen of general good luck; however, if you were frightened by it or it spoke to you, it is a warning that some powerful pressure will be brought to bear on you to join in a scheme or activity which is against your principles. Resist the temptation with all the strength you can muster, and if necessary get help from a trusted friend or adviser.
Girl. To dream of a young girl whom you recognize is a sign of encouraging prospects; if she is a stranger, the dream forecasts some sudden surprising news. For a man to dream of being a girl indicates a latent sexual problem and a visit to a psychologist might be helpful.
Gold. Easy come, easy go is the message contained in this dream featuring the precious stuff as such, i.e., in bars or nuggets, etc. However, there are many variations dependent on the action and details. Gold cloth , garments, embroidery, or trimmings signify honors and/or recognition; looking for gold indicates that a successful change of unsatisfactory conditions can be made through your own initiative. Finding and/or mining, melting or working with it is a reminder that, "all is not gold that glitters" and you must guard against a tendency to be too easily taken in by appearances. Hiding it suggests that you are not aggressive enough about protecting your own interests; take positive action. Stealing or counting gold is a warning that, "the love of money2 is truly a root of evil and can be very costly. Items made of gold, such as tableware, jewelry, medals, coins, etc., or gold-plated items, are a forerunner of steady financial gain.
Gooseflesh. If you broke out in goosebumps in your dream, the message is that you are jeopardizing a valued relationship by taking it too much for granted; remember the straw that broke the camel's back and mend your ways.
Grave. No matter what the circumstances, this is not a happy dream omen. A new grave banked with flowers is a forecast of a broken promise; a neglected grave signifies heartache; an open grave predicts sad news from a distance; to fall into a grave is a sign of lost friendship; to dig a grave or to be aware of your own grave is a warning that you are being thwarted by secret enmity.
Greyhound. Strangely, a greyhound is a symbol of triumph if it was not running, but to dream of a running greyhound is a warning that you have bitten off more than you can chew and an alteration in your future plans would be advisable.
Groan. To groan in your dream signifies some kind of financial embarrassment; make sure your tax accounts are in good order. If in your dream you heard someone else groan, it indicates a period of petty annoyances.
Guilt. A dream of others being guilty signifies untrustworthy friends; to be guilty or be aware of a personal sense of guilt indicates a need to make amends for some past injustice.
Gum. Whatever the action, chewing gum featured in your dream is a warning against confiding in new acquaintances and/or against casual affairs.
Guns. Whether you saw it, heard it, or used it, any type of gun featured in your dream forecasts an injustice, either to you or to someone in your close circle, which you will have to fight hard to overcome. To dream of loading a gun is a strong caution against giving way to temper. A dream of gunpowder indicates a sudden change of occupation for a man; for a woman, it means an unexpected change of residence.
Habit. You can expect to have some difficulty in regard to a useful social contact if your dream featured a personal habit such as smoking, drinking, chewing etc. A riding or religious-type habit suggests that you will have to be firm about breaking off a relationship which has become a drag.
Ham. No matter what the action was, ham in a dream is a good omen. Smoking it signifies a prosperous year ahead; baking it indicates that your current difficulties will result in ultimate good fortune; and eating it in any form predicts business luck.
Hammer. To hear or see a hammer being used is a fortunate dream; if you used it yourself, it predicts a satisfying achievement.
Hamper. A laundry hamper, if empty, signifies an emotional upset; if full, good progress is indicated. A picnic or food hamper forecasts pleasant family unity.
Handcuffs. Unlike tied hands, a dream of being handcuffed is an omen of contrary and promises a release from worry. To see others handcuffed signifies security and protection, and to snap them on someone in your dream predicts an unexpected improvement in your life-style.
Hanging. A dream of contrary. A season of good luck will follow if you dreamed of being hanged or seeing another hanged. However, to dream of performing the function of a hangman is a strong warning to refrain from criticizing lest you be criticized yourself.
Hate. To feel hatred in a dream suggests that you should beware of misjudging someone; but to be hated is a dream of contrary and predicts an improvement in your affairs through the influence of sincere friends.
Headlights. Headlights moving toward you in a dream are a warning that a situation you have allowed to drift is a potential danger unless you take quick action.
Heaven. To dream of heaven predicts a change which may not suit you at the time but will prove, in the long run, to be very beneficial.
Hell. A dream featuring the classic concept of hell is a forecast of an increase in income and/or material wealth but a decrease in social popularity; to dream of returning from hell indicates that you will face a terrific temptation to do something contrary to your principles.
Hide. If you dreamed you were hiding, you are contemplating some action which you may suspect 9or know0 you may later regret; don't be hasty. To dream of hiding some object or article suggests you are being secretive concerning a problem on which you could do with advice; confide in a trusted friend.
Hinge. A rusty hinge predicts difficulties in connection with family or personal affairs; a squeaky hinge signifies that you will have to combat some malicious gossip.
Hive. A beehive is a symbol of prosperity and freedom from worry, unless you upset it or let the bees out, in which case it signifies troubles of your own making which will only become serious if you allow them to.
Hold. Holding something in your hand predicts recognition in community affairs; holding someone in your arms indicates coming personal happiness.
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.
Hood. To dream of yourself or others wearing a hood is a warning of deception by someone you trust. Be more selective about where you place your confidence.
Hornet. Oddly enough a dream of suffering the sting of these nasty creatures is an omen of success in your current undertakings; otherwise they must be considered a warning against hostile associates.
Hospital. If you dreamed that you were taken to a hospital or were a patient in one, the dream is telling you that you are in imminent danger of being overwhelmed by some load you are trying to carry alone; don't be a proud fool - ask for help. A dream of visiting a hospital or helping in one predicts surprising news.
Hounds. To dream of being chased by bloodhounds suggests you should use more restraint regarding your indulgence in sensual pleasures.
House. An old house signifies a reunion or renewal of an old association. A new house predicts financial security. Building a house or seeing one under construction forecasts unexpected gain, possibly through a legacy; buying a house indicates a short but exciting love affair; selling a house augurs a release from pressuring responsibilities. A dream which featured a house being demolished or being an empty one suggests you are grieving over a recent loss, broken relationship, or missed opportunity; don't despair, time really DOES heal all things.
Hum. The sound of humming in a dream signifies news from a distance; if it seemed to stop for no particular reason, the news will be startling. To dream of humming yourself augurs a social uplift.
Hunting. An obstacle dream. Whether you were looking for something that was lost, or hunting for game, the significance depends on the outcome of the quest. If you were successful in the dream, you will soon overcome your difficulties; if not, you will have to struggle yet awhile.
Hut. This dream is as contrary as they can get. The lowlier the hut the more secure will be your future.
Hypocrite. If the element of hypocrisy in your dream was attached to someone else, you are being warned against making hasty decisions or judgements; but if you were guilty of the hypocrisy, it is a warning to guard your health.
Idiot. Whether you dreamed of being an idiot yourself, or of others who were so afflicted, it is a dream of contrary and signifies success in all your undertakings through your own intelligent competence.
Illness. Disturbing dilemmas are predicted in a dream of being ill; if your dream involved others being ill, you can expect to be upset by a broken promise.
Impotence. A dream of contrary. Success in your love life, as well as your other interests, will follow as surely as the wheels of he cart follow the horse.
Infidelity. A dream of being unfaithful in any way is warning you to be more discriminating in regard to your choice of playmates.
Ingratitude. A dream of contrary. If you suffered from it, the omen is a happy one, but if you were guilty of it in your dream, your conscience is being gnawed by the worm of remorse. Try to make amends.
Inheritance. Receiving one in a dream is usually a straightforward prediction of a legacy to come.
Insult. This is a classic example of a contrary omen; whether you took it or dished it out, it signifies loyalty from your friends and/or esteem from your associates.
Intercourse. The interpretation of this dream depends on the details. If you were personally involved and you enjoyed the experience, it is, obviously, an omen of happy adjustment to your circumstances. If your dream featured others having intercourse, the meaning relates to whether or not your reactions were unpleasant. If they were, it is likely you are repressing an emotional problem and some psychological counseling might prove beneficial; if they were not, contentment and success will soon be yours.
Itch. This dream indicates that you are a worrywart and you could be your own best friend if you'd give up nourishing yourself on gloom and start emphasizing the positive.
Jab. A rather straightforward dream symbol which takes it's meaning from the action or sensation involved. If, in your dream, you felt (or were given) a jab, it is telling you that you are standing in your own way by underestimating yourself. try to be more forthcoming. However, if you dreamed of jabbing others, you must guard against a tendency to be overaggressive. Remember that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
Jail. An obstacle dream. Your difficulties will be short term if you escaped or were released; otherwise expect a long tough struggle. If your dream featured others in jail, it signifies freedom from worry.
Jealousy. You can expect to be heavily involved in a series of problems concerning your romantic (or marital) affairs, your profession (or job), and/or your important friendships if you dreamed of being jealous; however, if the element of jealousy was directed at you, it signifies that some overt hostility from which you will now suffer will eventually turn out to your advantage.
Jilted. A dream of contrary signifying success in your love affairs or constancy in your marriage, whichever applies.
Joints. Oddly enough, a dream of painful joints predicts an increase in material wealth, unless you actually suffer from such trouble, in which case the dream obviously has no significance.
Judge. A time of trials, troubles, and thankless tasks is forecast in a dream which features a judge, being a judge, or being judged. However, you can console yourself with the assurance that the troubles will be temporary.
Jungle. You are being warned to guard your resources and avoid getting involved in someone else's financial problems if your dream featured a jungle, unless you were walking in it, in which case it indicates foolish romantic entanglement which you would be wise to cut before it becomes a serious problem.
Justice. You may, from time to time, have to suffer some injustice in the form of undue criticism, but a successful future will surely be yours if you dreamed of the lady with the scales.
Kangaroo. If the kangaroo was jumping and had a young one in her pouch, it signifies an unexpected and exciting trip.
Kettle. If it was bright and/or bubbling merrily away, it signifies domestic contentment; but if it was dull or dry, it indicates that some unexpected expense is looming over you. Hold on to your money; you're going to need it.
Kidnap. If you were kidnapped in your dream, you are likely to be embarrassed by the company you have been keeping; a change of companions would probably be beneficial. However, if you did the kidnapping, you are being warned to guard your valuables against theft or loss, and if you can't do that, then be sure your insurance is in order. To dream of a kidnapping in which you were not personally involved is a sign of sudden important changes in the offing.
Killing. If you dreamed of killing someone, whether intentionally or by accident, it signifies a period of severe emotional stress during which you must make a heroic effort to control your temper. To dream of being a witness to a killing portends a change which will not be entirely to your liking. A dream of seeing others kill insects or animals prophesies help from friendly sources, but to dream of killing them yourself predicts that you will overcome obstacles through your own efforts.
Kiss. The meaning of a dream kiss depends on the circumstances involved. If the kissing was pleasant, proper, and a sincere token of affection, it predicts happiness and contentment; but if it was of a perfunctory, meaningless, insincere, or illicit nature, it signifies a false friend or disappointment in a love affair. A dream of kissing babies or small children forecasts success in a difficult undertaking. To dream of trying to avoid a kiss from someone you dislike portends a minor illness or vexing experience.
Knife. A sharp knife signifies personal strife; a rusty knife means family troubles; a broken knife indicates failure in love; an open switchblade knife or penknife predicts legal troubles; a closed one suggests financial reverses; a dull knife portends hard work with little reward. To cut yourself with a knife is a warning that you could be embarrassed by a neglected creditor; don't stretch goodwill too far.
Knock. If you were doing the knocking, the dream is warning you against loose talk and/or companions; however, if you merely heard the knocking (or saw others doing it), it represents the sound of approaching money.
Labyrinth. Obviously another obstacle dream. If you found your way out or were not worried by the maze in your dream you can expect to solve your problems with a minimum of effort; however, if you were lost of frightened in your dream, you can expect to be frustrated by some puzzling opposition and a change of direction might be advisable.
Lake. The interpretation of this dream depends on it's various aspects, such as the condition of the water, the weather etc., but as a general guide:
A stormy lake predicts a failure which, if you refuse to let it depress you, will lead to an important benefit. To dream of a calm lake in good weather signifies smooth sailing on the sea of life. A moonlit lake augurs a happy love life. A dream of travelling around a lake or observing one from the air is a sign of passive stagnation; try to find some new interests. To dream of wading or walking into a lake indicates unnecessary anxieties; take life more calmly.
Lane. A dream featuring a narrow or country lane is a caution to be more discreet in your affairs with the opposite sex.
Lantern. A swinging lantern is a warning of danger through indiscriminate sex relations; cool it! If your dream featured a lantern blown out by the wind, you are likely to have some minor legal troubles.
Laryngitis. To dream of losing your voice is a warning not to gamble or take any unnecessary risk for the next few weeks.
Late. If you dreamed of being late, it's your conscience telling you to refrain from making promises you can't keep; if your dream featured others being late, it's a warning that you need to curb your extravagance to avoid financial difficulties.
Lava. Molten rock, seen in a dream, coming from a volcano, is a sign that your social life will become more exciting, but you may have to juggle your budget to keep up; however, you should find the effort worthwhile.
Lavender. To see lavender growing or to smell it's aroma in a dream predicts pleasant affairs with the opposite sex.
Leather. anything made of leather is, as a general rule, a lucky omen, but the meaning will be modified by the type of leather, the action, and the article involved.
Leech. A dream featuring this repulsive bloodsucker predicts that you are likely to have an unexpected demand on your resources, but don't get depressed, the strain will be temporary.
Library. A generally fortunate omen but particularly auspicious for those engaged in artistic or creative activities.
Lick. To dream of being licked by an animal predicts that you will shortly be asked to advise a friend or relative in a serious matter; be as helpful as possible but avoid getting personally involved. A dream of being licked by a baby forecasts a happy outcome to your problems. If your dream concerned licking something yourself, it indicates satisfaction in passing small matters.
Lie. If you dreamed that you told lies, you can expect to have trouble due to your own foolish behaviour; but if your dream featured others telling whoppers, it predicts help from an unexpected source.
Lips. Thin or cruel lips in a dream are a warning against making hast judgement of others. Beautiful lips signify a successful sex life and happiness in love. Thick, overly sensual, or ugly lips forecast failure in love but success in business. Chapped, dry, or sore lips indicate a loss of status or business reverses. Children's or a baby's lips are a sign of true friendship where you least expected it.
Loneliness. An omen of contrary. To dream of being lonely is a sign that you won't be.
Loss. This is generally a form of obstacle dream, and it's meaning must be related to the article lost and whether or not you eventually found it. If you lost something of great value, the dream is warning you that if you try to be too sharp you can end up by cutting yourself.
Lottery. Family troubles are forecast in any dream concerning a lottery or lottery tickets.
Love. Dreams of sincere love are a forecast of happiness and contentment through a healthy and intelligent adjustment to the conditions of life; but a dream of illicit love or sheer lust has a portent of disappointment or failure due to your own greed. To dream of observing the lovemaking of others predicts success in your current undertakings.
Lungs. To dream of suffering any form of upper respiratory discomfort is a warning to see your Doctor, unless you actually have a chest complaint, in which case the dream has no special significance.
Magic. Any form of magic in a dream predicts unexpected changes. To dream of being mystified and/or amused by a magician indicates a reunion with a long-lost friend or the rekindling of a past love affair.
Magpie. You are flogging a dead hose in regard to a matter of unrequited love or personal friendship, and these birds in your dream are telling you that now is the hour to give up enervating exercise. New interests will soon console you.
Maid. The meaning of this dream depends on your circumstances. To dream of your own maid is a good omen if you actually have one; if not, it is a dream of contrary signifying financial reverses or loss of status. For a woman to dream of being a maid is a sign that she can expect to regain lost social status.
Mansions. A dream of contrary. If the mansion was luxuriously furnished, be prepared to accept some changes that will not be to your liking; however, if it was empty or in bad condition, you can expect the change to be for the better, although it may not at first appear that way.
Map. Maps, as one would expect, signify journeys and changes. The larger the map was in your dream, the more distant will be the travel and/or the greater the change. The more brightly colored the map, the happier the forecast. If, in your dream, you were drawing a map, the travel or change will have a lucky aspect providing you used a pencil; if you used a pen, it signifies complications.
Marshmallow. Toasted or plain those mushy morsels signify an unusual new friend of the opposite sex.
Martyr. To dream of being a martyr is a warning that your greed could alienate those you care about; any other dream concerning martyrdom is a forerunner to recognition for work well done, either your own or that of someone close to you.
Mascot. If your dream featured a mascot of any kind, you can expect a sudden change of events which will make a beneficial alteration in your future prospects.
Mask. Deceit from an unsuspected quarter is indicated in a dream of a person (or people) disguised by a mask. If your dream concerned wearing one yourself, it predicts that you will end up with a profit from a scheme intended to cheat you.
Mermaid. A mermaid in your dream is a symbol of your current love or personal affairs, and it's meaning depends on the nature of the action and the general atmosphere of the dream. If those elements we pleasant, you can expect things to go well; but if they were unpleasant or generated a feeling of confusion or dissatisfaction, the dream portends disappointment.
Mine. To dream of working in any kind of mine predicts eventual wealth through your own efforts.
Mirror. Although ancient sources disagree widely on the forecast in most mirror dreams, they practically all agree that a broken mirror signifies sad news and/or a troubled period ahead. To see yourself in a mirror is a warning of deceit among your friends, and to see others reflected in a mirror portends dishonesty in your associates.
Mob. An angry mob in your dream is a warning that some activity in which you are being urged to join could prove dangerous. Be firmly cautious.
Morgue. Difficult and/or disagreeable duties are forecast in a dream of a morgue. If your dream featured being aware of your own corpse in a morgue, it is warning you to take better care of your health; a medical checkup would probably prove beneficial.
Motor. Any smoothly running motor in a dream is an omen of solid progress, but if it gave any trouble or wouldn't start, it suggests that a reassessment of your aims with an eye to change of direction might prove advantageous.
Mushrooms. A dream of mushrooms growing forecasts the accumulation of wealth through intelligent speculation; to dream of picking the mushrooms predicts prosperity and protection; to eat them signifies an improvement in status due to influential contacts.
Myth. A dream concerning any of the great mythical characters or any of the ancient myths is telling you that flattery can get you everywhere, so put your tongue in your cheek and start spreading the oil.
Naked. In one aspect this is a dream of contrary, and that is if the nakedness was your own, you can expect a stroke of money luck or an improvement in circumstances; but dreaming of others being naked suggests that you will inadvertently uncover a deception within a close circle.
Nausea. Being nauseous in a dream portends a challenge to your honesty or integrity; be on guard against "help" from untrustworthy friends or associates.
Navel. If your dream concerned your own navel, it is more likely you will soon be considering a new venture which could produce long-term benefits. To dream of someone else's navel indicates a new love affair in the offing. A dream of Buddha contemplating his navel augurs a period of good fortune.
Neighbor. To dream of a helping a neighbour predicts an unexpected gift or minor legacy, but to dream of quarreling with neighbours is a warning of possible troubles through being quick-tempered.
News. This is a classic example of contrary omen; the worse the news in your dream the better will be the news you get and vice versa.
Nipple. A dream of an adult taking nourishment through a nipple is telling you that your personal debts are on the verge of getting out of hand, but to dream of a baby or a child using one signifies a happy release from worry. If your dream was of the erotic type the meaning depends on the details. A dream of firm pleasantly colored nipples is a favorable omen for either sex and if they seemed to be very large they predict an increase in material wealth. Painful or ulcerated nipples are warning you that you could do with a medical check-up. To dream of having more than the normal complement of a pair signifies that your only sex problem will be discretion in your choice of partners. You'll have no lack of opportunity. A dream of being touched on the body by someone else's nipples indicates happy tidings.
Nugget. If you found ( or received) a nugget of any precious metal in your dream, you can expect an opportunity which would lead to a spectacular change of circumstances and/or surroundings in the near future.
Numb. A feeling of numbness in a dream generally arises from an external physical condition such as too tight bedclothes or lying in an awkward position; however, it could have an organic origin and a medical checkup would be a good idea.
Nurse. A dream featuring a professional nurse signifies marriage for the single and family unity for the married unless you a trained nurse or in daily contact with them, in which case the dream has no prophetic significance.
Nymph. A dream of a nymph predicts an interesting romantic experience.
Oasis. Success of an important magnitude in an exciting new endeavor is forecast in a dream featuring an oasis.
Obituary. An omen of contrary; good news is on the way.
Occult. If your dream concerned mystic or occult matters, it predicts that you will come into possession of some confidential information which will be of great advantage to you.
Orchids. These exotic blooms are a warning to curb either your extravagance or your exotic habits, whichever applies.
Orgy. This dream is a warning that your excesses or your repressions (whichever applies) could get you into trouble; moderation is the key to contentment.
Orphan. You are being warned that your self-centered attitude could lose you a valuable friendship if your dream featured an orphanage, but any other dream concerning orphans predicts a sudden gain in material wealth from a previously unknown source or an unexpected legacy.
Owl. This hooting night bird in your dream is an omen of reverses and/or disappointments, unless you drove it away, in which case you can expect an improvement in your circumstances. An owl in the house forecasts family discord.
Pallbearer. A rise in status is forecast by a dream of being a pallbearer.
Panda. This lovable Chinese bear in your dream is telling you that, if you'll just stop feeding your worries, they'll go away.
Parachute. If the use of the parachute was trouble free, you can expect a happy love life; but if there was any difficulty involved, you are likely to be let down by someone on whom you relied.
Paralysis. Generally, this disability in a dream, whether your own or someone else's, suggests an emotional conflict or sexual inhibition. If the paralysis was total, it is likely that you are fighting your conscience over something you want to do and feel you shouldn't; if the paralysis was only partial, it indicates a fear of frigidity, impotence, or latent homosexuality. Alternatively this dream could arise from a repressed desire for freedom from responsibility or from an organic malfunction. In any case, medical or psychological advice would be beneficial.
Park. A public park predicts exciting love affairs, unless it was untidy or in poor condition, in which case it portends a lonely period or readjustment.
Path. A broad path in your dream predicts a happy life and good friends, but a narrow one portends struggle and deceit; however, you can overcome it by being cautious in your close associations.
Pendulum. A sudden change of plans will upset your regular routine if you dreamed of a pendulum; however, if you can manage to accept the change without a display of undue anxiety, it will prove to be ultimately beneficial.
Penny. A new or shiny penny portends deceit in someone you trust; giving pennies away predicts money luck, but receiving a penny (or pennies) indicates financial loss.
Perspiration. This dream is reminding you that the formula for success is inspiration plus perspiration, so don't rest on your oars; if you want to enjoy the rewards, you'll have to endure the efforts.
Photographs. To dream of looking at photographs forecasts the pleasing renewal of an old friendship.
Picnic. The meaning of a picnic dream depends entirely on the general atmosphere (pleasant or awkward) prevailing and on the details of the other elements involved which must be correlated.
Pirate. Storybook-type pirates in your dream suggest a strong inclination to enter into an exciting new venture, but be cautious about your associates and investigate before you invest.
Planets. If your dream featured other planets, it suggests a strong desire for adventure and/or change from your present routine which you feel would be unwise; try to resolve the conflict by finding a new extracurricular interest as an outlet for your unsatisfied drive.
Plow (plough). If you dreamed of a horse drawn plow, it signifies slow but steady progress in all that concerns you; a motor drawn plow is a forecast of achievement with a strong assist from lady luck.
Police. Police in your dream are a symbol of security in your life, and even if your dream involved trouble with them, it is an omen of contrary and signifies that you will get unexpected help with a current problem.
Pool. A swimming pool is a symbol of social gaiety, unless it was empty, dirty, or in poor condition, in which case it is a warning against gambling or speculation. A garden pool is a happy omen for love affairs. To dream of playing pool suggests that you would benefit from cultivating new interests and new companions.
Porch. To dream of sitting on a porch forecasts personal contentment, but a dream of sleeping on one portends social embarrassment.
Prayer. Peace of mind and contentment with your lot in life are promised in a dream of offering up prayers; to dream of hearing others pray is a sign of loyal and lasting friendship.
Pregnancy. For a woman, this dream forecasts a happy increase in material wealth, but for a man, it is a warning against indiscriminate sex relations.
Prize. To dream of receiving a prize suggests that you will be successful in your current endeavors; a dream of giving a prize indicates an increase in material wealth, possibly through an inheritance.
Profit. If you dreamed of making a profit, you are being cautioned to keep your private affairs to yourself for the next few weeks and to avoid being drawn into the personal affairs of others.
Publish. If you dreamed of having something published, you can expect an improvement in your circumstances; but if your dream involved being (or meeting) a publisher, it is a warning that you should guard against financial loss by relying on competent advice rather than entirely on your own judgement.
Pulse. An exciting new interest in life is forecast if your dream concerned your own pulse; but if your dream featured any other pulse, it is cautioning you against getting too confidential too soon with recent acquaintances.
Puncture. A puncture in your dream is telling you to stop being a victim of your own inflexibility. Try giving a chance to someone else's ideas occasionally; you might discover new horizons.
Purse. You are likely to be pleasantly surprised by a long overdue payment or repayment if you dreamed of finding a purse, but if you lost one, it signifies disillusionment with a friend or lover.
Puzzle. An obstacle dream, and its meaning will relate to whether (or how easily) you solved it.
Pyramid. You can expect a pleasant change of pace (possibly foreign travel) if you dreamed of a pyramid, unless it was lying on it's side, inverted, or damaged, in which case it suggests approaching family or financial worries.
Python. This big snake signifies that someone is trying to snow you by intimidation. No matter how strong the pressure, stand your ground and victory will be yours.
Quantity. A very large quantity of anything suggests you are in danger of being overwhelmed by your responsibilities; keep calm and you'll find that you can manage.
Queue. A benefit from family advice or generosity is forecast in a dream of waiting in a queue or observing one; to dream of seeing a Chinaman wearing an old fashioned queue is a sign of approaching good luck.
Quicksand. Pulling someone (or something) out of quicksand in your dream predicts a steadily increasing income; a dream of sinking in quicksand is a strong warning against mixing or prying into the personal affairs of others.
Rabbit. Many rabbits in your dream signify an increase in responsibilities which will be pleasant rather than onerous; rabbit fur or anything made of it is a sign that you will eventually be able to afford sable.
Raffle. Winning a raffle in your dream is a straightforward omen of an up-coming lucky phase. If you're inclined to take an occasional gamble, following this dream would be a propitious time to do it.
Raft. The meaning of this dream depends on various elements, such as the condition and kind of water, etc., which must be correlated to the action, but as a general guide: to dream of floating on a raft suggests that your indolence will lead to someone else's gain; a dream of building or repairing a raft is a forecast of achievement through your own efforts.
Rainbow. Whatever the action may have been, if the main feature of your dream was a rainbow, it predicts the end of all your troubles followed by great happiness.
Rape. Whatever form this took in your dream, this act is a warning to avoid loose companions or careless behaviour that could seriously damage your reputation by giving a false impression to those whose opinions are important to your welfare.
Rats. These nasty rodents in your dream portend trouble though active but hidden jealousy; however, if they were white you will be protected by benign forces. If you heard them gnawing but didn't actually see them, the dream is a warning that you are wasting your life in meaningless pursuits.
Read. Reading in a dream is a generally favorable omen signifying progress. If you were reading aloud, it predicts help from outside sources; to hear someone else read foretells of future comfort and peace of mind.
Regret. A dream of contrary; you will soon have reason to rejoice.
Relief. A classic example of contrary omen. If you dreamed of being on relief, you can be sure that better times are just around the corner.
Religion. Small troubles are portended if your dream featured the interior of a Church, but to experience a spiritual feeling of religion in your dream augurs contentment and peace of mind.
Rescue. Avoid all unnecessary risks as you are likely to be in an accident-prone phase for a few weeks following a dream of being rescued; but if your dream involved rescuing someone else, or others being rescued, it signifies sudden success in overcoming a previously sticky obstacle.
Revenge. Chagrin and personal problems arising from your lack of sympathy with any viewpoint except your own are indicated in a dream of revenge. Remember that you must give consideration if you expect to get it.
Reward. To receive a reward in your dream predicts an unusual stroke of luck; to offer one is a caution against complacency.
Rich. If your dream concerned being more affluent than you actually are, it is, unfortunately, an omen of contrary and portends a protracted period of patience before your circumstances will improve.
Robbery. To dream of losing your valuables in a robbery is an omen of contrary and signifies unexpected gain, unless the robbery involved a loss of money, in which case it is a warning to be careful how you handle your cash.
Rocking Horse. Whether you rode it yourself or saw someone else sitting on it, a rocking horse in your dream is a fortunate omen for your personal interests.
Rosary. Telling (or counting) the beads of a rosary in your dream is a sign of greater contentment than you have previously known.
Row. If you dreamed of rowing a boat, or of being rowed in one, you can expect to make steady progress along your chosen path.
Ruins. Ancient ruins featured in your dream are a lucky omen of improving conditions, but a contemporary ruin is a forecast of unhappy news concerning a close friend or relative.
Run. A dream of running suggests that you are involved in a situation (or obligation) from which you would like to escape; talk it over with a competent adviser of friend before the resentment has serious repercussions. To dream of being unable to run indicates a lack of self-confidence. try asserting yourself now and then; you might be surprised at the results.
Sadness. A dream of contrary. Whatever your worries or troubles may be, they will soon be over.
Sale. An increase in material possessions through a legacy or valuable gift is forecast in a dream of going to a sale; to dream of the sale of personal belongings predicts an approaching increase in income.
Salt. In all respects an excellent omen, for even if you spilled the salt in your dream, the predicted difficulty will be of short duration.
Sanitarium. A dream of being a patient in a sanitarium is telling you to take better care of your health, but a dream of visiting someone else there suggests you are worrying needlessly. In either case a medical checkup is likely to prove beneficial.
Sand. Whether the sand you dreamed of was on a beach, in your food, or in your shoes, it is warning you to be wary of new acquaintance who will try to exploit you.
Scale. Scales as such, in your dream are a symbol of important decisions to be made; to scale a fish is a sign that you will uncover a false friend.
Scissors. Scissors, as such, featured in a dream are thought to portend a broken relationship; but to use scissors signifies that you can outwit a jealous competitor by prompt action.
Screams. A sort of dream of contrary in that to hear the screams of others signifies that you are likely to hear distressing news; however, to dream of screaming yourself is considered a fortunate omen for all that concerns you closely.
Séance. To dream of a séance is a warning not to let foolish pride stand in the way of accepting needed help.
Shadow. Most authorities seem to agree that to be aware of your own shadow in a dream is a sign of a beneficial legal matter, likely to be an inheritance or legacy. However, if the shadows were not your own, their meaning must be gleaned by correlating the other details of your dream. To dream of the shadow of a dead person is an indication of a temporary obstacle; the shadow of a living person is believed to be a warning against travel or unnecessary risks for a few week's time.
Shark. This disagreeable swimmer is an omen of danger from dishonest friends or associates; be extra cautious in all financial matters for the time being.
Shower. To dream of taking a shower is an omen of coming prosperity.
Shy. If your dream featured your own shyness, it is a forecast of success in your current undertakings; but if you dreamed of the shyness of others, you are likely to be thwarted in an immediate plan by the sudden backing out of someone you rely on.
Skeleton. A skeleton featured in your dream predicts news of a legacy, unless it was seen as part of a medical display or in a museum, in which case it augurs new and interesting friends and events.
Slip. To dream of losing your footing on something slippery is a warning to be more selective about where you place your confidence.
Snake(s). In its psychological interpretation a snake in your dream is a phallic symbol, and to dream of one, especially if it was coiled around you, or otherwise on your body, is a warning that you may be a slave to either your sexual passions or repressions. However, according to the oracles, snakes in a dream are warnings of various troubles, obstacles, or treachery. Of course the colours and other details must be carefully considered, but as a general rule: to dream that you were bitten by one portends a period of struggle against unfortunate circumstances, and if it was a cobra, it carries a special warning to guard against accidents in the following few weeks. If your dream featured a snake wound around you which you could not throw off, you are being warned to expect treachery where you least suspect it. To dream of being surrounded and unable to kill more than one or two indicates that you are in danger of being seriously cheated by someone you trust, but if you managed to kill (or get rid of) them all, it is a sign that you will succeed in spite of any hostile opposition; to walk over snakes without trying to kill them suggests that you will, in the end, actually turn the tables on those who are trying to block your way. To dream of playfully handling snakes suggests that you are in danger of being led astray by unprincipled friends or associates; and if your dream featured a professional snake charmer at work, it indicates that you will have to defend your reputation against malicious gossip.
Sneeze. If you dreamed of sneezing, it means that nothing is likely to upset your applecart for some time to come; but if your dream concerned others sneezing, the indication is that you may have to do a bit of scheming and/or fighting to get what you want. Persevere.
Sour. A dream of eating something excessively sour suggests that you may be in danger of sacrificing personal happiness for material success; reassess your values.
Spear. An exciting love life is usually the message in a dream of using a spear, especially if it was used to catch fish; however, if you're not eligible or susceptible, the dream suggests a clearing of obstacles in your path.
Spiders. Spiders with one exception (see Tarantula) in a dream are a sign of general good luck; to kill one signifies good news; if it was spinning it augurs approaching money; climbing a wall it's a harbinger of success in all that concerns you most deeply.
Stagger. To dream of staggering is a caution against the flattery of those who wish to exploit you; if your dream concerned others staggering, you can expect to be asked to help a friend who is in trouble.
Starfish. This is a dream symbol for an influential person, so you must interpret according to the action; i.e., if you found one in your dream, it suggests you will make an important new friendship.
Statues. If you dreamed of seeing one coming to life, it indicates the reforging of a broken friendship and/or the sudden realization of an abandoned hope.
Steal. A dream of stealing is a warning to be extra cautious in money or investment matters for the next few months, unless you were caught, which is a dream of contrary and signifies good luck.
Straitjacket. An obstacle dream pertaining to financial stress. It's meaning depends on the outcome of the dreamed action. If you succeeded in releasing yourself or were released by someone else, you are likely to get unexpected help out of your difficulties; otherwise, you must be prepared for a period of sharp economy.
Stream. This dream is thought to symbolize the general flow of life forces, so if in your dream the stream was clear and flowed smoothly, you can expect your life pattern to do likewise; but otherwise, you are likely to encounter obstacles in ratio to the turgidity or roughness of the water.
Street (s). Strange streets signify profitable new ventures or associations. Curving or crooked streets indicate travel and surprises. A very long street suggests that you will need much patience before you get what you want.
Strip. If your dream featured a striptease act of any kind, it suggests that you are contemplating some sort of indiscreet behaviour; the price will be higher than you think possible, so avoid it.
Suffocation. A warning to see your Doctor is contained in a dream featuring suffocation.
Sundial. Pleasant social times are in store for you if your dream featured a sundial, and if by chance, you were able to tell the time by it, you are soon likely to realize your deepest wish.
Sweep. Whatever your troubles are they will be swept away on a happy wave of money luck if your dream featured this menial task.
Swing. This dream is a suggestion that issues hanging in the balance can be made to swing in your favor if you exercise patience and caution. Don't push.
Syringe. A symbol of renewed sexual vigor or alternatively new energy and ideas which should give you pleasure and satisfaction.
Tail. The tails of domestic animals indicate domestic happiness; wild animal tails suggest profit after adversity; and fish tails signify successful speculation.
Tarantula. This venomous creature in your dream is a strong warning to guard your health, and if it bit you, a medical checkup would be advisable.
Teeth. One must of course, correlate the action and other details of the dream, but as a general guide: false teeth signify unexpected help out of a difficult situation; broken or unusually worn down teeth are a sign of the deterioration of an important relationship; aching teeth portend family quarrels; a dream of having teeth filled promises good news; having teeth pulled forecasts favorable business or investment opportunities; loose teeth are a warning of untrustworthy friends; if they fell out or you spit them out, it is a sign of a season of financial reverses; decayed teeth mean health problems- see your Doctor; even and/or very white and beautiful teeth forecast happiness and prosperity; very long teeth predict legal action; one tooth longer than others portends sad news; buckteeth augur unexpected travel; bridgework is a suggestion that you should be more meticulous in meeting your obligations; a dream featuring the roots of your teeth is a warning against lending money or gambling; to dream of having a nerve removed predicts a season of good luck; brushing your teeth indicates the clearance of obstacles which have been holding you back, unless one or more bristles get stuck between your teeth, in which case you will still overcome the obstacles but only after continued patient effort; picking your teeth is a warning of false friends in your close circle.
Telegram. If the message was pleasant, the dream augurs money luck; otherwise it is a sign that you must curb your extravagance or suffer difficulties as a consequence.
Telephone. To dream of using a telephone is a warning that you have rivalry where you least expect it. If your dream featured a telephone which was out of order, it portends sad news.
Thirst. An obstacle dream which suggests that you are an aggressive leader. The meaning depends on whether or not you quenched your thirst. If you did so at a well or a spring, your success will be beyond your highest expectations.
Thorns. To catch your clothes or body on a thorn is a warning that your reputation is being jeopardized by unsavory companions. A little tactful disentanglement seems to be in order.
Threat. You are being strongly warned against gambling or speculation if your dream featured any form of threat or threatening atmosphere.
Tickle. Whether you dreamed of being tickled or of tickling someone else, the dream is warning you against indiscreet relations with the opposite sex. This may be on either the romantic level or simply in the area of giving confidences.
Toilet. To dream of going to the toilet yourself is a sign of litigation over money or property; if you dreamed of someone else going , you are likely to be surprised by a request for a loan.
Tombs. A dream of contrary signifying that fortunate influences are working in your favor, unless you dreamed of being locked in one, in which case a medical checkup would be advisable.
Traps. It is a fortunate sign for a man to dream of setting traps, but for a woman it signifies that she has misplaced her trust. To dream of being caught in a trap is a warning to steer clear of gossip and/or intrigue.
Trapdoor. An outstanding revelation is likely to follow a dream featuring a trapdoor. Don't get panicked into a hasty decision you may later regret. Play it cool.
Treasure. Early prosperity is predicted in a dream of finding treasure; digging for it is an augury of improving health; and diving for it forecasts a valuable gift or unexpected legacy.
Trial. To dream of being on trial is a warning to be cautious in developing new ties and/or entering into new ventures. Stick to known paths for the time being.
Tumors. A strange omen of contrary signifying new and interesting responsibilities.
Tunnel. An obstacle dream if you were struggling to get through it, in which case the meaning depends on the outcome of the action. Otherwise, it represents a change, a risk, or an opportunity which is causing you some mental conflict; talk it over with a trusted friend or adviser before you commit yourself.
Turtles. These strange creatures are a symbol of frustrated ambition due to hidden hostility; if you persevere, you may dispel the opposition; however, if after a reasonable time, the obstacle remains, you should reassess the position with an eye to altering your aim or your approach to it.
Ugliness. It is a lucky omen to dream of an ugly person; however, if you dreamed of being ugly yourself, it suggests that you must try to cultivate a more outgoing personality if you want to hold on to valued friends.
Unfaithful. To dream that anyone is unfaithful to you is an omen of contrary; you will soon have a demonstration of sincerity and/or devotion. However, if you dreamed of being unfaithful, it signifies that you are, or will shortly be, confronted by an unusual temptation to stray off the lines. Meditate but don't vacillate or you might fall between two stools.
Unicorn. This mythical creature in your dream is telling you that you are in for a period of beneficial changes.
Vacation. To dream of a paid vacation signifies and increase in income, but if the dreamed vacation was at your own expense, it predicts an unexpected gain or valuable gift.
Vampire. A vampire featured in your dream is a symbol of anxiety and sharp emotional conflict. It is likely that this dream relates to some ambition which you subconsciously feel is immoral or unethical. Talk it over with a competent friend or adviser.
Vault. A money vault is a caution against putting on a front which could damage your hopes instead of advancing them.
Vermin. Vermin in a dream pertain to current projects and hopes and prophesy setbacks and disappointments, unless you killed them or otherwise got rid of them, in which case the dream predicts unqualified success.
Vertigo. An attack of vertigo in a dream is a warning against being exploited by the opposite sex.
Volcano. An erupting volcano signifies that you have been ignoring a potentially dangerous situation which you will have to adjust; the sooner you do it, the easier it will be - stop drifting. A smoking volcano is a sign of a passionate love affair based on deceit; brake the habit before it breaks you. An inactive volcano is a warning against new ventures; don't make any important changes for a few months.
Voodoo. You are in danger of being led astray by undesirable associates; if you are not capable of resisting the pressure alone, don't be too proud to ask for help.
Wasps. These nasty creatures in your dream signify a significant time for breaking off an unrewarding relationship which is retarding your progress.
Wealth. To dream of the wealth of others indicates that you have no need to doubt the sincerity of your friends; but to dream of possessing great wealth yourself is an odd omen of contrary, for it portends financial reverses which will in some manner have long range benefits.
Whale. This big creature is a splendid dream omen signifying protective influences around you, and if you saw the flukes of it's tail, freedom from worry will soon be yours.
Will. To dream of making your own will is an omen of contrary and signifies that your health worries are unfounded; a dream concerning the will of others forecasts unexpected family problems which will soon come to your attention.
Witch. These haggy characters in your dream indicate gay social times ahead, but if you're involved in a love affair, they are a symbol of disenchantment.
Wizard. Hidden forces are working for you if your dream featured one of these "abracadabra" types.
Wolf. This animal is, as expected, a symbol of hard times or financial embarrassment, so pull in your belt, unless you managed, in your dream, to kill it or drive it way, in which case it predicts success in spite of all obstacles.
Wrinkles. Facial or skin wrinkles are an old omen of contrast and signify a gratifying increase in social popularity.
X Rays. An omen of contrary signifying good health and release from worry. If your dream featured looking at your own X-ray films, you can expect to have an answer to some past indiscretion.
Yacht. A yacht in your dream is a symbol of financial improvement, and if you were being entertained on it, you are sure to realize your highest hopes. To dream of being on a yacht in a choppy sea predicts a sudden stroke of money luck.
Zebra. If you dreamed of a herd of these striped animals, they are warning you that your efforts are being expended in the wrong direction; however, if your dream featured a tame one, it predicts gain from an unexpected source.
Zoo. You'll be seeing new faces in far-off places if you dreamed of being at the zoo, and if you took a child (or children) along, your travels will be profitable as well as pleasurable.
All of the credit for the A-Z entries should be given to "The Dreamers Dictionary" by Stearn Robinson and Tom Corbett. This Hub only represents a tiny sample of the meanings of dreams the book contains. I believe everyone should have a copy in their household as it has always been incredibly accurate whenever I have referred to it after a particularly vivid dream.
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