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Alphabet And Letters

Dreaming about letters of the alphabet can symbolize an object, animal, place associated with or resembling that particular letter. A letter can also trigger your memory of a person. Alternatively, the alphabet refers to the primitive stages of understanding some concept or emotion.

Letters of the Alphabet in dreams usually derive their symbolic value based on their shape and position in the alphabet. Some letters symbolize concepts that come from ancient cultures.


Animals

Seeing animals in your dream points to your primal instincts, needs and desires that may be repressed in your waking life. Each animal has specific characteristics that will help guide you as to what your subconscious is trying to reveal.

Animals in dreams are often symbols for behaviors, attitudes, and thinking patterns we have based the one characteristic of the animal that stands out most.


Birds

To see birds in your dream symbolize your goals, aspirations and hopes. They also reflect joy, harmony, ecstasy, balance, and love. You are experiencing spiritual freedom and psychological liberation. The significance of specific birds in dreams is based on their color, behavior and the sounds they make. These qualities help pinpoint a more meaningful interpretation of your dream.

Birds in dreams usally represent trancendence and freedom as we overcome issues. Unusual or rare birds often symbolize very specific behaviors, attitudes, and thinking patterns we have. Like animals, bird symbolism is usually based the one characteristic of the bird that stands out most.


Body Parts

Your dream body represents your dream ego and your conscious identity. In many ancient cultures, the body was even seen as a metaphor for the spiritual world. Specific body parts are especially significant if they are abnormal or different. In some cases, your dream may forewarn of health problems and concerns of that particular body part.

Body parts have a range of meanings usually based on whats most characteristic about the body part.


Bugs

Whats "bugging" you? Dreaming of bugs and insects suggest that you are worried about something. They are symbolic of your anxieties or fears. Also consider the popular phrase "bitten by the bug" to imply your strong emotional ties or obsession with some activity, interest, or hobby. Alternatively, the bug may be representative of your sexual thoughts. The various bugs or insects in your dream help clue you in as to what you may be concerning you.

Bugs and insects in dreams are almost represent annoyances. Like animals the dominant characteristic of the bug is usually what is being communicated to you about your own thoughts and emotions.


Cars And Vehicles

Your dream car is representative of your drive and ambition. What happens with your dream car reflects your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Where you go in your dream car symbolizes your goals. And dreaming about specific parts of your car provides clues about your status, and abilities to achieve those goals.

Vehicles in dreams represent your ability to make decisions in a given situation or the extent to which you feel in control of the direction your life is taking. Operating a vehicle reflects how influential you or some aspect of your personality is as you progress through a situation.

The type of vehicle represents your attitudes and approaches to life situations. People who drive your car represent personality traits you have or projections of other people that are guiding your choices. People riding along with you in a vehicle reflect aspects of your personality that are influencing your choices or the outcome of situations.

Certain vehicle models may reflect the psychological style that you or someone else is using to achieve goals or avoid what you fear. Cheap or rundown vehicles reflect vulnerability or a lack of resources. Expensive or powerful vehicles reflect effectiveness or a direction in life that is unstoppable.


Characters

An important concept to keep in mind about the characters you see or the characters you become in your dream is to first consider how they represent an aspect of your own self. The dream characters may appear in your dream to call attention to certain qualities that you are lacking. They can depict or exaggerate certain qualities as a way of focusing your attention on them. Some people in your dream can also represent your unfinished communication with them and they may continue to appear in your dream until the conflict is resolved.


Clothing

How you are perceived or the act you may be putting on in front of others can be reflected in the types of clothes you have on in your dream. Clothing in dreams also represent your condition or status in an area of your waking life.

Clothing in dreams is often used to describe or portray the personality. The colors and styles of clothing communicating your attitude and preferences.


Colors

Colors are very subjective and personal. Therefore first consider your own personal associations with the color in your dream. Does the color remind you of a particular person, a body part, a childhood toy, some object, etc? For example, the color yellow may remind you of the childhood school bus you rode in, but for someone else it may remind them of the yellow house they grew up in. Colors in dream can also convey emotions.


Common

What symbols are Dream Mooders looking up the most? Weve compiled a list and here is the Dream Moods Top 20 Most Common Symbols being dreamt by our guests. How many of these symbols have you dreamt about?


Countries And Cities

Countries in dreams symbolize a state of mind based on stereotypes or the generally perceived personality of the country. A specific mindset.


Death

Death dreams can be alarming, whether you dream that you or a loved one die. Dreaming of death is usually more symbolic and often indicates an ending of a particular habit, behavior, circumstance, etc. More directly, dreaming about death can be part of the grieving process if you recently experienced the passing of a loved one.


Directions

North, south, east, and west all have symbolic meanings as to where you are headed mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.


Disasters

The fear of not knowing what is in your future can be the reason why you are having a disaster dream. Specific disasters point to the area of your waking life that you are experiencing anxiety, doubt or lack of control.


Emotions

Emotions in dreams often reflect how powerful or important you believe something is. They often mirror your waking emotional state.


Feelings

The emotions in your dream are usually never disguised. This means that the feelings you experience in your dream are not symbolic of something else, but rather they are reflections of your true, honest feelings. Such feelings may have been suppressed during the day and are being expressed in your dreams where your defenses are down. Feelings expressed in dreams can help you deal with depression, guilt, and other complex emotions.

Negative emotions tend to occur twice as often as pleasant feelings. Fear and anxiety are the most commonly expressed emotions in dreams, followed by anger and sadness.


Food

Food for thought? Dreaming about food refers to thoughts, ideas and beliefs. They are trying to convey an idea that you need to take in and digest mentally.

Food in dreams represents the type and qualities of experience or energy you take in your life. How certain situations are effecting you. Each food has a unique experience or energy associated with it based of your opinions, feelings, or memories of the specific food.

Certain food symbols tend to be more universal (e.g. apples or oatmeal), while others (e.g. processed food or junk food) take on a much more personal meaning based on your personal feelings about those foods. You need to ask yourself what stands out the most about a certain type of food and see how those qualities apply to your current life situation.


Hair

To dream of hair represents the type of thoughts that youre having. Your mindset. The color and style of the hair represents the manner in which you are thinking.


Holidays

Holidays and birthdays in dreams are symbols for important times in your life where you will have experiences, insights, or face your karma.


Houses And Buildings

Your dream house is symbolic of the Self, while the rooms inside the house relate to various aspects of the Self and to the many facets of your personality. The attic refers to the mind, while the basement represents the subconscious.

Houses and buildings in dreams are usually symbols for a perspective on a situation. The type of building is symbolic for how your are thinking about a particular subject or issue..


Medical

Medical symbolism in dream often reflects issues with emotional, situational, or even physical healing. You may have a problem that you are living with or trying to confront.


Money

Money in dreams symbolizes resources and power to achieve objectives, or do what you want in life. Our potential, our energy, or our power to influence our lives.


Music

Music or sound in dreams most often represents how you feel. What feelings are being projected outward by a person or situation you are experiencing.


Nightmares

Nightmares are reflections of emotional problems or psychological issues. A indicator of negative thinking patterns, troubling emotions, or bad habits that prevent you from being a more balanced and happier person. Nightmares often point to problems that are effecting you unconsciously. A sign that you need to confront a problem, seek guidance, or try to be more objective.

Although nightmares tend to come and go, the only real way to guarantee they stop completely is to deal with the underlying issues they are trying to address. Fear, desire, guilt, jealousy, or attempts to control others are some of the more common problems people face. Without addressing the underlying problems directly your nightmares will remain a problem.

To stop nightmares dead in their tracks its recommended that you begin to process negativity in your life. Stand up to fear whenever they feel it, resist desire for attractive people or material things that you dont believe you can ever have, and learn to let go of the past or accept change. An individual must try to respect and understand all people from a logical adult perspective even if you dont like them. This includes forgiving people, taking responsibility for your actions, and apologizing for mistakes youve made. With enough effort the conscience can be cleared, and your nightmares will disappear.

We encourage you to be open-minded, objective, and self-critical to allow yourself to explore the possibility that you have things about you that can be improved or changed for the better. Also consider the possibility that you might need to finally stand up for yourself for first time in a way that you never have before.

The symbols youll find below are some of the most common symbols youll find nightmares.


Numbers

To see certain numbers in your dream provide encouragement (or discouragement) in an area of your waking life. Numbers reflect how or where you stand in some area of your waking life. Sometimes numbers may not appear directly and can be presented in the number of characters, number of objects, or an action that is repeated a certain number of times.

Also worth noting is that odd numbers are considered more aggressive then even numbers, while even numbers are considered to be more tranquil.

In general, you want to stick with the basic numbers (1 through 9) when trying to decipher the meaning of multiple digit numbers. For example, the number "1985" could mean the year 1985. But you can also add up the digits until you get a single digit number. Thus 1985 --> 1+9+8+5 = 23 --> 2+3 = 5.


People

People in dreams are symbols for aspects of your own personality, or thinking patterns you have based on the one thing about them that stands out the most. Friends, family members, strangers, and even people we dont like all become symbols for our own thoughts or behaviors.


Places

When trying to decipher the significance of your dream place or surrounding, pay attention to the look and feel of the landscape. If it is a place you have never been to or seen, then ask yourself if you have been anywhere which brings about similar feelings or if it reminds you of another place and time in your life. Sometimes the places in your dream may also represent an idea or a person.


Planets

Planets in dreams most often represent the issues your life is revolving around. Consider the position, size, and color of the planet for additional meaning.


Pregnancy

Pregnancy dreams symbolize an aspect of yourself or some aspect of your personal life that is growing and developing. Being pregnant in your dream may also represent the birth of a new idea, direction, project or goal. For those who are actually pregnant, then the dreams are more about anxieties of the pregnancy.


Race And Skin Color

Race, culture, and skin color are very common symbols that are used most often to describe the personality of a trait you have. They often use cultural stereotypes to symbolize how a certain aspect of your personality is acting, or thinking.


Relationships

Waking relationships often carry into your dreams, especially if there are unresolved feelings or issues. Relationship dreams offer advice and guidance.


School

Dreaming about school points to feelings of inadequacy and anxieties about your ability. If you are no longer in school, such dreams may point to unresolved childhood issues. The dream may also reflect a life lesson that you need to learn.

To dream of a school represents social concerns, insecurities, or anxieties. How well you are being perceived by others, or how well you are performing in life. You may have something happening in your life that you are sensitive about, or thats very important to you.


Sex

Lets talk about sex! Sex dreams are about the merging of contrasting aspects of yourself. You need to incorporate certain qualities into your own character. The specific sex act parallels aspects of yourself that you want to express. More directly, sex dreams is about sex and your desire for a physical connection.

Sexual experiences in a dream usually reflect pleasurable experiences. Sex in a dream can also reflect your sexual interests.


Shapes

Shapes in dreams are often symbolic for what you are thinking or even experiencing in your life.


Spiritual

Spiritual and religious symbols are very common in dreams, however they more often than not have meanings that are totally unrelated to our personal spiritual beliefs and tend to reflect choices or feelings.


Sports And Exercise

Sports & excercise in a dream represents a mental or emotional conflict between positive and negative aspects of your personality. Execising reflects you or some aspect of yourself that is improving or becoming stronger.


Technology

Technology in dreams can represent a wide array of thinking patterns. While computers may reflect what we are thinking, cellphones can point to what it is we value the most. While cameras may symbolize the impressions or memories that situations imprint upon is, a television can reflect the type of experiences we are having.


Time

Time in dreams is often used symbolically to let you know schedules, or what is happening currently in your life in regards to your life progress. They can use numerology to notify you about the status of an event, or even warn you or prepare you for a future event.


Travel

Travel dreams represent the path toward your life goals. Traveling to specific destinations often have a straightforward meaning of wanting to escape from your daily burden.


Vanity

Mirror, mirror, who is the fairest of them all? Dreams about your looks are almost always about the persona you portray to others and how you want others to view you. These dreams also reflect insecurities and low self-esteem.


Water

Water in dreams most often symbolizes our negative unconscious thoughts and emotions, negative situations that bring uncertainty, the unfamiliar, obstacles, or unwanted changes. Different bodies of water represent different forms of uncertainty in our lives that we must confront.

In a positive sense water can symbolize renewal and regeneration with symbolism such as bathing, or bottled water.


Weapons

Guns, knives, and other weapons in the dreams are symbols used to describe conflict or power struggles over choices.


Websites

Websites in dreams are usually symbols for types of experiences you are having in life. They are usually based on how you feel, or what you are doing when you visit them.


Wedding

Wedding dream symbolism is about new beginnings, changes and transitions. Not all wedding dreams are positive and can also reflect bitterness, sorrow, fear, or even death. More directly, the stress of planning a wedding can often bring about dreams about your wedding.


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