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Hen

To see a hen in your dream symbolizes gossip and calamity. You have a tendency to brag about minor things. The hen is also a maternal figure. Consider the metaphor of being "hen-pecked" or that you feel being picked on.

Dreaming of hens, denotes pleasant family reunions with added members. See Chickens.


Pool

To see a pool of water in your dream indicates that you need to acknowledge and understand your feelings. It is time to dive in and deal with those emotions. Alternatively, a pool indicates your desire to be cleansed. You need to wash away the past.

To dream that you are playing or shooting pool represents your competitive nature. You need to learn to win or lose gracefully. Alternatively, shooting pool means that you need to concentrate harder on a problem in your waking life.


Pool Table

To see a pool table in your dream suggests that you need to show more cooperation. Perhaps you need to "pool" your efforts together.

To dream of playing pool represents a struggle or competition you are experiencing where you want to do everything you can to cancel out the opposition first.


Swimming Pool

To see a swimming pool in your dream symbolizes relaxation, calmness, luxury and ease. You need to take a break. Alternatively, a swimming pool suggests that you need to acknowledge and understand your feelings. It is time to dive in and deal with those emotions. You need to cleanse yourself and wash away past hurts. Consider the depth of the pool. If you were swimming on the deep end, then it means that those emotions are deeply seated and may be harder to confront. You will need to work through it, no more matter how difficult. If you are swimming on the shallow end, then it implies that you should be able to easily deal with your feelings.

To see an empty swimming pool in your dream suggests that you are literally feeling empty and devoid of emotions.

To dream that the swimming pool is filled with trash indicates that you are leading a lifestyle of excess. You need to tone it down and discard some of the negative emotions in your life.

To dream of a rooftop swimming pool indicates spiritual cleansing. It may also mean that you are enjoying all your successes.

To see a clean swimming pool in your dream symbolizes comfort and acceptance of negativity or uncertainty in your life. You have come to terms with certain issues and they don't bother you if you have to think about them.

To dream of a swimming in a swimming pool represents enjoyment of a negative or uncertain situation. Liking to know what you are doing is wrong or gaining pleasure from easily confronting uncertain moments.

To dream of a swimming pool full of feces represents an awareness of negativity in your life and problems you have. You may also have an eagerness to deal with your problems.

To dream of owning a brand new swimming pool represents a new sense of control over some area of your life. Feeling good knowing you can easily navigate issues or easily deal with whatever problems may arise in way you couldn't do before.

Example: A man dreamed of standing beside a swimming pool. In waking life he had clarified to an old friend why he hurt his feelings when they were younger after their conversation quickly went sour after meeting again. The pool reflected his comfort speaking to the old friend now that old issue had been dealt with.


Playing Pool

To dream of playing pool represents a struggle or competition you are experiencing where you want to do everything you can to cancel out the opposition first.


Pool Noodles

To dream of a pool noodle represents feelings about enjoying confronting problems on your own terms. An aspect of your life that feels good being adjustable while you problem solve. Enjoying feeling that problem solving is too easy.

Negatively, a pool noodle may reflect a lack of respect for someone helping you. Enjoying confronting problems as long as it feels good on your terms. Having difficulty confronting a problem and then deciding to completely focus on another problem because it feels better noticing that your not losing. Noticing God not fully helping you when you asked for his help and then asking for more of his help with something else.

Example: A woman dreamed of tripping on the side of a pool and then seeing blue pool noodles. In waking life she was trying to use dreams to confront her personal problems, but when confronting a personal problem didn't work out she began hoping her dreams would tell her about other problems she had instead of having to continue facing the first problem. The pool noodles in this case may have reflected her wish to enjoy dreams as a problem solving tool on her own terms.


Chickens

To see chickens in your dream symbolize cowardliness and a lack of willpower. The dream may be a pun on being a chicken or chickening out of some situation. Chickens also represent excessive chatter and gossip. Listen closely to what people may be saying about you or what you are saying about others.

To see a rubber chicken in your dream indicates that you are being too serious and need to lighten up. It is okay to be silly sometimes.

To dream that you are eating chicken implies fear. You are being a "chicken". In particular, if you are eating fried chicken, then it refers to some unhealthy aspect that you need to cut from your life. Perhaps you are being too overindulgent. If you are eating raw chicken in your dream, then it indicates that you are feeling unprepared about some situation. You are having difficulties achieving your goals.

To dream of a chicken represents insecurity, cowardice, or a lack of confidence. There is something that makes you insecure or unsure of yourself. You may also have a lack of willpower. Situations in waking life where you are aware of yourself being easily frightened away from something.

Chickens in a dream may be a sign that you are aware of your own fear of standing up for yourself. A fear of confronting your problems. Choosing to run away or allow others to easily scare you. Allowing yourself to believe that you don't matter as much as other people. Allowing people to get away with intimidating you with ignorance or total arrogance. You may benefit from speaking up or trying to gather friends to take a stand with you.

Positively, dreaming chickens may reflect your ability to intelligently attack your enemies without ever having to confront them directly in person. An intelligent fear of people who may be too dangerous or arrogant to bother taking risks with.

Example: A man dreamed of a coin with a chicken on it. In waking life he discovered an incredible idea about how to totally embarrass dangerous criminal people who humiliated him and to do it without them ever knowing that he was behind it. He feared any confrontation with these people directly because one of them was previously charged with attempted murder.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing her brother get into a car accident, have his head severed, and then see his head turn into a chicken head. In waking life the woman was fearing getting a coronary bypass operation. She believed that it was her bad habits that caused this health problem while she also fearing the necessary operation.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of being called a chicken. In waking life she was experiencing nausea from her pregnancy and didn't want to leave work yet. Her husband told her that he could easily afford to financially support her and that the only reason she doesn't leave work is because she was too scared to.

Dreaming of seeing a brood of chickens, denotes worry from many cares, some of which of which will prove to your profit. Young or half grown chickens, signify fortunate enterprises, but to make them so you will have to exert your physical strength. To see chickens going to roost, enemies are planning to work you evil. To eat them, denotes that selfishness will detract from your otherwise good name. Business and love will remain in precarious states.


Swimming

To dream that you are swimming suggests that you are exploring aspects of your subconscious mind and emotions. The dream may be a sign that you are seeking some sort of emotional support. It is a common dream image for people going through therapy.

To dream that you are swimming underwater suggests that you are completely submerged in your own feelings. You are forcing yourself to deal with your subconscious emotions.

To dream that you are swimming away from someone or something indicates that you are avoiding some deep emotional issue. You are refusing to acknowledge and confront your feelings because it may be too painful or too fresh. In particular, if you are swimming away to escape danger or death, then it suggests that you are letting fear take over your actions. You are afraid of change.

To see children swimming in your dream indicates that you need to adapt a more carefree attitude.

To dream of swimming represents exploration of difficult emotions. You are trying to figure out what your problems are with a relative level of comfort and objectivity. Swimming may reflect your wish to change or a big effort you are making to do something by yourself. Fend for one's self.

Alternatively, swimming may also reflect how adept you are at getting through an uncertain or negative situation on your own. Keeping yourself "in the game" when you don't now what will happen next. Dreams of swimming may also reflect a wish to challenge yourself or explore possibilities you have never explored before. Trying new things for yourself.

Swimming in dreams is common for people going through therapy or who are soul searching for help or insights into their problems.

To dream of being a good swimmer or enjoying swimming represents your skill and confidence in dealing with difficult situations or very emotional moments. Negatively, enjoying swimming may be a sign that you are enjoying negative or dangerous behavior. Carefully or responsibly "playing with fire."

To dream of doing the backstroke represents a high degree of confidence navigating uncertain or negative situations on your own. Feeling that problems are too easy to deal with. Negatively, it may be a sign that you are too confident about your ability to deal with problems or handle difficulties on your own.

To dream of swimming lessons represents waking life situations where you are learning to deal with difficult situations all on your own. It may also reflect learning to figure out your problems on your own. Preparing for the worst, learning to cope, or learning to fight. It may also symbolize your attempts to learn to accept yourself for who you really are. A common dream symbol to people recovering or coping with injuries.

Example: A woman dreamed of swimming. In waking life she had decided to temporarily cutout her boyfriend from her life to punish him for lying to her. The swimming reflected the her feelings about living life all on her own while feeling the uncertainty of her relationship's future.

Example 2: A man dreamed of swimming in a pool with a shark. In waking life he was controlling a difficult illness that doctors had dismissed that he felt could overtake him at anytime.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of swimming in a pool. In waking life she was uncertain and insecure about whether a guy she liked would ever want to date her. The swimming reflected her unwillingness to give up trying to get closer to the guy she liked while having no idea what her future prospects were. The swimming symbolizes her wish to "stay in the game" while feeling unsure about what her prospects with the guy really were.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of having swimming lessons. In waking life she was recovering the use of her hand after a serious injury.

If a man of knowledge sees himself swimming in the ocean in a dream, it means that he will attain his goals. If he enters the water of the ocean then comes back to the shore in a dream, it means that he will commence his path of seeking knowledge then abandons it. Swimming in a dream also means going to jail. Swimming on sand in a dream means that one may be incarcerated, that his living conditions in his jail will be constricted, and that he will suffer in his prison from hardships equal to the difficulties he encounters during his swim in the dream. If one sees himself swimming inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will work for a ruthless, wicked and an unjust employer who will entrap him in his service through a business deal. Consequently, God Almighty will help him out of his entanglements. If one is afraid of swimming in the dream, it means that he is scared of someone in authority. If he runs away from swimming in a dream, it means that he will escape from him. If one sees himself entering waters where he can swim successfully in a dream, it means that he will engage in a major project, lead an important job, or acquire authority and power. If one swims on his back in a dream, it means that he will repent for a sin. If he swims in the sea and finds its water stagnant in the dream, it means that he will serve someone in authority, though his job will bring him nothing but trouble and the wrath of his employer. If he still manages to cross the sea in his dream, it means that he will escape from dangers his employment could inflict upon him. If he swims with fear in a dream, it means trouble, imprisonment, or a sickness he will endure depending on the type of needed efforts or distance he has to cross. Should he think in the dream that he will not be able to make it, then it means his death. If he shows courage during his swim in the dream, it means that he will be able to escape from such a dangerous job. Troubled waters in a dream mean adversities. Swimming successfully across troubled waters in a dream means overcoming one’s adversities. Any sea or agitated waters in a dream represent the authorities or the state, whether it be a swamp, a lake, a pond, a sea, or an ocean. If one sees himself drowning in a river, or a lake, then if he is carried by others and laid on dry land motionless like a fish in a dream, this also means trials and adversities. If one is saved from drowningbefore he wakes- up from his sleep in the dream, it means that he will triumph over his trials. Otherwise, if he dies from it in the dream, it means that he may die from such adversities. If during his swim one meets a ship that pulls him out of the waters, or to which he holds or grabs, it also means escape from adversities. If one drowns in the dream, it means that he may die as a martyr, though having previously indulged in many sins. To walk on water, whether it is the sea or a river in a dream means good spiritual standing, religious assiduousness and a strong faith and determination. Walking on water in a dream also could be interpreted as ascertaining something about which one may have doubt, or placing one’s trust in God Almighty before embarking on a dangerous trip.


Pond

To see a pond in your dream represents tranquility. You need some more quiet time to yourself. It is a time to reflect on your situation and what is going on in your life. Alternatively, a pond suggests that you tend to keep your feelings contained and in check. You are an emotionally calm person.

To dream of a pond represents uncertainty or a negative situation that is intentional. A problem situation this on purpose. Caring about creating problems or fear. Purposely keeping someone confused.

Alternatively, a pond may reflect how you are keeping a problem contained. Keeping emotions in check.

The symbolism for ponds is based on the dream symbol for water and ponds being purposely dug out.

In a dream, a pond represents a noble, generous, magnanimous, dominant and a beneficial person. If the pond is filled with water in the dream, it represents a generous and a well respected person. If one takes his ritual ablution from it in the dream, it means that he will escape from danger by God’s leave, and if he drinks from its water, it means that he will receive a financial gift from a person in authority. Reaching a pond in a dream means walking into adversities, betrayal and perfidy.

To see a pond in your dream, denotes that events will bring no emotion, and fortune will retain a placid outlook. If the pond is muddy, you will have domestic quarrels. See Water Puddle and kindred words.


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