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Cross Dressing

To dream that you or someone is cross-dressing indicates that you need to express and acknowledge your masculine side if you are female or your feminine side if you are male. In particular, to dream that a male family member is dressing up as a woman refers to your desire that he can relate to you on a more emotional level. Perhaps this male family member has an overly masculine or macho persona and you want him to better understand you and vice versa.

To dream of cross-dressing represents your wish to express or acknowledge a side of yourself that is out of your normal ways. Your masculine side if you are female or your feminine side if you are male.

If you a man cross-dressing may reflect your wish to express or acknowledge more sensitive, caring, or giving ways. Negatively, it may reflect subordination that is being noticed by others.

If you are a woman cross-dressing it may reflect your wish to express more assertive, controlling, insensitive ways. Negatively, it may reflect an unsympathetic or controlling attitude.


Cross

To see a cross in your dream signifies suffering, martyrdom, death, and/or sacrifice. It is a symbol of your religious faith. Perhaps your dream is telling you that you have a cross to bear or that you are acting "crossed" and annoyed. Ask yourself what is causing you to suffer or what is causing you great difficulties.

Dreaming that a cross is swinging back and forth in a pendulum motion suggests that you are wavering in your faith and/or questioning your belief system.

A cross in a dream represents a high ranking person who is worthy of respect or it could represent a religious person. Carrying a cross in a dream could mean marriage, or an unsuitable marriage, or begetting a son. Seeing a cross in a dream also could mean adultery, rape or conceiving a son in sin. Seeing a cross in a dream is also interpreted to mean death, opposites, opposition, war, fight, distress, temptation, lies, false testimony or slander.

Dreaming of seeing a cross, indicates trouble ahead for you. Shape your affairs accordingly. Dreaming of seeing a person bearing a cross, you will be called on by missionaries to aid in charities.


Hanging

To watch a hanging in your dream represents feelings of insecurity. The hanging may symbolize aspects of yourself that you want to eliminate.

To dream that you are hanging yourself suggests that you are trying to escape from some guilt or fear. Consider also the image as a pun for something in your life which you have left hanging or unfinished.

To dream that you are hanging up clothes suggests that you are clarifying your thoughts and elevating yourself to a new state of awareness.

To dream that you are hanging out with friends or other people is a way for your dreaming mind to decompress and wind down. Perhaps you do not have time to socialize during the day. Alternatively, the dream may be telling you that there is something you can learn from your friends or others. You need to incorporate this quality into yourself.

To dream of seeing a hanging with a noose represents feelings about yourself or someone else being noticed as a total failure. Feelings about not mattering anyone or being an insignificant loser. Total embarrassment or total failure for all to see. Feeling that you have no options left in a difficult situation. Fearing embarrassment that you never really mattered. A very insensitive display of failure. Humiliation about yourself being a perfect example of failure. Feeling forced to experience a failure that you dread.

To dream that you are hanging someone else with a noose may reflect feelings about intentionally ensuring that someone else is noticed as a total failure. Making sure that attention is drawn to a failure. A problem you want to eliminate in full view of others. Making an embarrassing example of someone who didn't listen to you.

Hangings with nooses may also show up in dreams if you have been having suicidal thoughts. You may have some powerful insecurities at the moment may not believe in yourself enough. Hanging with nooses dreams can also occur for people with breathing difficulties to reflect their feelings about their breathing being cut off.

To dream of hanging on to something may reflect desperation to avoid failure. Feeling that it's very important to "hold on."

Example: A man dreamed of being hung with a noose. In waking life he was experiencing an progressive asthma condition that he felt was choking off his ability to breath.

Example 2: A young man dreamed of seeing someone hanging. In waking life he felt that his life was hopeless without any options life and was considering killing himself.

If you are hung, it is good to you. You will rise in society, and become wealthy.

To see a large concourse of people gathering at a hanging, denotes that many enemies will club together to try to demolish your position in their midst. See Execution.


Hanging Loosely

If one sees himself hanging down loosely from a high place in a dream, it means that he will turn pious and for the sake of his faith, he will give preference to his life in the hereafter over that of this world. One’s fall in the dream connotes despair or disappointment. Hanging loosely to reach a lion, a serpent, a scorpion, or the like creatures in a dream means hanging around with evil companions, soliciting marriage from a corrupt family, or seeking the friendship of the wrong people. Hanging loosely to reach some cattle or a herd of sheep in a dream means delivering charities or spending money in a good way.


Hanging Clothes

To hang a garment in the sun to dry in a dream may indicate that someone will shortly arrive from a long journey.


Hanging Ornaments


Double Cross


Death By Hanging

In a dream, to see someone or oneself being brought to the gallows to be hung means malice, rejoicing at the misfortune of others, fame or perhaps it could mean rising in station. Consequently, if one’s condition in the dream does not change to worst, then his dream could mean slander or backbiting, unless his retribution is held for a crime he committed in the dream, then the dream means satisfying one’s debts.


Cross Roads

Dreaming of cross roads, denotes you will be unable to hold some former favorable opportunity for reaching your desires. If you are undecided which one to take, you are likely to let unimportant matters irritate you in a distressing manner. You will be better favored by fortune if you decide on your route. It may be after this dream you will have some important matter of business or love to decide.


Cross Bones

Dreaming of cross-bones, foretells you will be troubled by the evil influence of others, and prosperity will assume other than promising aspects. To see cross-bones as a monogram on an invitation to a funeral, which was sent out by a secret order, denotes that unnecessary fears will be entertained for some person, and events will transpire seemingly harsh, but of good import to the dreamer.


Red Cross

To see the Red Cross in your dream suggests that you are in need of spiritual healing. Don't be shy about asking for help when you need it. The Red Cross is also representative of humanitarian work.


Fringes

Fringes in a dream represent a fight, an argument or vain talk.


Strangulation

If one strangles himself with his own hands, or if he hangs himself with a rope which he attaches to the ceiling in a dream, it means that he is sufferings from depression, distress, or sorrow. It also could mean that he will not reside in his present house, or in the place where he saw himself strangled. The same interpretation goes for seeing oneself suffering from asphyxia.


Lynching

To see a lynching in your dream represents feelings of self-guilt.

To dream of a lynching represents a cold or heartless approach to problem solving. Feeling good thinking of someone as a totally humiliated loser. It may also reflect satisfaction in "sticking it" to someone who disappointed you. You or someone else that is insensitively ridding yourself of commitments, relationships, or problems. It may also reflect a bitter act of retribution. A total loss of respect for someone. Feeling good not liking someone.

To dream of being chased by a lynch mob represents feelings about people or situations that gain satisfaction totally humiliating you as a total loser. You may have crossed someone who would enjoy having retribution. Feeling that people want to celebrate or instigate your total failure.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing someone being lynched. In real life he had lost all respect for a girl he liked. The lynching reflected the cold 180 degree change in his feelings for her. He became quite bitter and vocal about his new dislike for her.


Crucifix

To see a crucifix in your dream is symbolic of new life, spiritual guidance, and liberation. The dream may serve as a connection with your inner Christ/love consciousness. Alternatively, it represents your difficulties and hardships. Do you feel you are being crucified for something occurring in your life?

To see an upside down crucifix implies that some aspect of your life is in disarray. You are not sure what to believe or what is right anymore. Things are not always what it seems. Alternatively, an upside down crucifix is symbolic of the pope.

To dream of the cross represents sacrifice. You may be giving up habits, belongings, beliefs, or some part of yourself for a greater purpose. It may also symbolize sacrifices you are making for other people, or caring more about others than yourself. Feeling good about making a big change.

Negatively, a crucifix may reflect the looking stupid in front of other people because you made a bad decision. Making an example of yourself. A moment of difficult suffering or the difficult choice that may require suffering.

Although the origins for the symbolism of a cross would appear connected to Jesus Christ, the cross is actually a cube that has been unfolded. The cube represents the universe, or a perfectly balanced space. The symbol for sacrifice is then derived from the concept of giving up or unraveling perfection.

Example: A man dreamed of wanting to fall back onto a crucifix. In waking life he was considering risking leaving his workplace and looking for a new job. The crucifix in this case may have reflected his feelings about risking looking stupid making a big change.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of having to a bloody crucifix placed on her chest. In waking life her husband had died and she felt that she had to endure the rest of her life taking care of her daughters without him.

To see a crucifix in a dream, is a warning of distress approaching, which will involve others beside yourself. To kiss one, foretells that trouble will be accepted by you with resignation. For a young woman to possess one, foretells she will observe modesty and kindness in her deportment, and thus win the love of others and better her fortune.


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