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Dead End

To dream that have reached a dead end indicates that you have come to an abrupt end in the pursuit of your goals. You must find another way to achieve your goals because the current path is not working out. Alternatively, the dream may be telling you that you are going nowhere. Perhaps, the dream is symbolic of a dead end job or a dead end relationship. You need to reevaluate your options.

To dream that have reached a dead end represents an end to a situation, relationship, or certain beliefs. You may no longer be able to pursue your goals or live as you used to. You may feel forced to change as life can't continue the way you've always had it.

Alternatively, the dream may be a sign that you feel that you are going nowhere. A dead end job or a dead end relationship. You may need to reevaluate your options.


Street

To see a street in your dream symbolizes your life's path. The condition of the street reflects how much control you have over the direction of your life. Consider also the name on the street as it may offer some significance or advice to the meaning of the dream.

To see or travel on side streets in your dream refer to a need to explore an alternative way of life.

To dream of a street symbolizes the direction your life is taking. A very specific mindset or focus on goals. How you feel you are creating your life. How other people are interacting with you as you work towards goals. The overall theme or atmosphere of a situation you are experiencing with others as you work towards something.

Negatively, a street may reflect your dislike or fear of the life direction you are taking. Not liking adhering to goals that other people have set out for you. Long term choices that you feel forced to make or adhere to. Caring too much about what other people think about the direction in life you are taking.

Dangerous streets may reflect feelings of fear, insecurity, or unsupportiveness as you work towards goals. Feeling that other people are difficult or not on your side as you work towards an specific outcome.

If you are familiar with the street you are on in a dream then consider how your feelings or memories about the street may mirror a waking life situation you are currently experiencing. Ask yourself how the specific street feels when you walk down it for real.

Example: A young girl had nightmares of being naked while walking down a street. In waking life she was embarrassed for not being a perfect student at a very strict catholic school. The street may have reflected her feelings her life direction revolving around getting a strong religious education with all her peers having similar goals and her family encouraging it.

Dreaming that you are walking in a street, foretells ill luck and worries. You will almost despair of reaching the goal you have set up in your aspirations. To be in a familiar street in a distant city, and it appears dark, you will make a journey soon, which will not afford the profit or pleasure contemplated. If the street is brilliantly lighted, you will engage in pleasure, which will quickly pass, leaving no comfort. To pass down a street and feel alarmed lest a thug attack you, denotes that you are venturing upon dangerous ground in advancing your pleasure or business.


Dead

To see or talk to the dead in your dream forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people and are hanging around the wrong crowd. This dream may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on. Alternatively, the dream symbolizes material loss.

If you dream of a person who has died a long time ago, then it suggests that a current situation or relationship in your life resembles the quality of that deceased person. The dream may depict how you need to let this situation or relationship die and end it. If you dream of someone who has recently passed away, then it means that their death is still freshly in your mind. You are still trying to grasp the notion that he or she is really gone. Dreams can also be a way for you to keep loved ones who have past away alive and still be in some aspect of your life. If the dead is trying to get you to go somewhere with him or her, then it signifies that you are trying to understand their death. You also don't want to be alone.

To see and talk with your dead parents in your dreams represent your fears of losing them or your way of coping with the loss. You are using your dream as a last opportunity to say your final good-byes to them.

To see your dead sibling, relative, or friend alive in your dream indicates that you miss them and are trying to relive your old experiences you had with them. In trying to keep up with the pace of your daily waking life, your dreams may serve as your only outlet in coping and coming to terms with the loss of a loved one.

To dream of your dead child is a way for you to keep your child alive through your dreams. For a parent to lose a child is extremely difficult. Such dreams occur because you still cannot accept or understand how or why your child was taken from you so soon.

Dreaming of a dead person who passes away again in your dream means that you wished they were still around to experience and share certain aspects of your life with you. Such dreams are more likely to occur during happy times or during important milestones in your life.

To dream of being dead represents feelings of loss or total failure. If your death takes on a more positive theme it may reflect positive changes or transformation. The end of friendships, relationships, or some important part of your life. A fear of change. Difficulty with a transition. The end of an era.

To dream of seeing dead people represents aspects if your personality that have completely changed or lost all power. It can also reflect your projection of other people that have changed or lost power. You or someone else may have experienced a noticeable change.

To dream of seeing dead loved ones who actually died in real life most likely reflect an aspect of your personality based on your most honest feelings about them. The fact that they are dead is most likely irrelevant unless it's the most powerful quality about them. For example, seeing your deceased father most likely symbolizes your conscience just as it would if he were alive.

If loved ones have recently passed away or you've been spending a lot of time remembering them then they may represent your grief or desire to be with them again.

Example: A woman dreamed of holding a dead baby in her arms. In waking life she had just received news from her doctor that she would be unable to ever bear children. The dead baby may have reflected her dead hopes to have a baby.

Example 2: A young boy dreamed of his mother being dead. In waking life his mother began to date again after divorcing his father and he feared losing his mother because as she began dating her personality started to change.

Example 3: A young man dreamed of seeing dead people he was trying to hide. In waking life he contracted a disease that was causing his hair to fall out and was desperate to hide it from everyone he knew by wearing hats.

Example 4: A young man dreamed of seeing his ex-girlfriend dead. In waking life he was very concerned about losing his friendship with his ex-girlfriend after he broke up with her.

Example 5: A man dreamed of seeing a dead bird. In waking life he accidentally met up with an ex-girlfriend whom he had strong feelings for and learned that she had moved on leaving him with no choice to get back with her. He realized all hope was gone to ever have a relationship with her ever again. The dead bird may have reflected his feelings about accepting the potential for reconciling be impossible.

Example 6: A man dreamed of seeing a dead bird. In waking life his brother died of cancer and all hope for recovering from the cancer was lost.

Example 7: A woman dreamed of seeing dead people. In waking life she was spending a lot of time thinking about and old friendship that she lost.

Example 8: A woman dreamed of seeing a dead dog. In waking life she realized that her relationship with her boyfriend was over.

Dreaming of the dead, is usually a dream of warning. If you see and talk with your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you. Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you. Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this dream. To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures. A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that you may be called on for charity or aid within a short time. Dreaming of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wrong influences into your life, which will bring material loss if not corrected by the assumption of your own will force. Dreaming that you are conversing with a dead relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you of coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you. Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self. The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure. Paracelsus says on this subject: {It may happen that the soul of persons who have died perhaps fifty years ago may appear to us in a dream, and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says, for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion, and it is possible that a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his body as when the latter is awake | and if in such a case such a soul appears to him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true. Through these solicitous souls we may obtain a great deal of knowledge to good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us. Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that were sick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use, and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things have happened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens, to good and to bad persons.} The writer does not hold that such knowledge is obtained from external or excarnate spirits, but rather through the personal Spirit Glimpses that is in man.


Lab Coat

To see or wear a lab coat in your dream symbolizes your protective nature. Alternatively, the dream implies your desire to sanitize a situation. Perhaps you are even trying to cover it up.


Building

To see a building in your dream represents the self and the body. How high you are in the building indicates a rising level of understanding, awareness or success. If you are in the lower levels of the building, then it refers to more primal attitudes and/or sexuality.

To see a building in ruins or damaged indicates that your approach toward a situation or relationship is all wrong. You need to change. Your own self-image may have suffered and taken some blow.

To dream that a building collapses indicates that you are losing sight of your ambitions and goals. Your pursuit for material gains is failing.

To dream that you or someone fall off a building suggests that you are descending into the realm of subconscious. You are learning about and acknowledging aspects of your subconscious. Alternatively, it symbolizes your fear of not being able to complete or succeeding in a task.

To dream that you are scaling or climbing a building indicates that you are getting carried away by your ambitions.

To dream of a building represents a perspective on a situation. How you view a situation. Consider the purpose or design of the building for further meaning.

The levels of the floors of the building may use dream numerology to reflect your mental state or intentions. For example, a 5th floor may reflect situations where change is occurring and the 9th floor may reflect an ending of some kind. Higher floors may represent higher levels of understanding and lower floors may reflect lower levels of understanding, stress, or fear.

To dream of jumping off a building represents a choice being made in waking life to never think in a certain way ever again. Purposely abandoning a view or idea.

To dream of falling off a building represents mistakes or accidents that have forced you to change the way you think or look at a situation. Losing control. An unstoppable reduced sense of achievement or consciousness.

To dream of a building that is damaged or in ruins represents an outlook or perspective on a situation that isn't as strong or confident as it used to be. Significant changes may be occurring in your life. Feeling that you can never go back to your old ways. It may also reflect damage to your confidence or self-image. Feelings that change is necessary.

To dream of a building collapsing represents feeling that a situation in your life is coming to an end on it's own. A situation is "falling apart." An unstoppable loss. It may also reflect feelings about the ending of a situation being inevitable. Shocking disappointment.

Example: A man dreamed of being driven up the side of a building. In waking life he was in therapy and was being made to discuss a problematic outlook on life he had.

The element of a good building in a dream represents love, affection, unity, progeny, prosperity, a garment of honor, and girls in one’s family. A strong edifice means strength and firmness. It also means support, help and a long life. Raising a new edifice in a dream represents either personal or collective material benefits in this world. If one sees himself building an edifice in a dream, it means having intercourse with his spouse. If one builds a church, it defines him as Christian. If he builds a mosque, it defines him as Muslim. If a man of knowledge sees himself building a mosque as an offering to please God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will compile a study from which others will benefit or that people will seek his advice in religious matters or inter- pretations. If a king, or a ruler sees himself building a mosque as an offering for God’s pleasure in a dream, it means that he will rule his subjects with justice, command what is lawful and forbid what is unlawful. If he builds a school, it shows him to be a man of knowledge. If he builds a hospice in a dream, it means that he is an ascetic. If a sick person sees himself building a house in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and enjoy good health. Seeing buildings in a dream explains one’s determination, it also means one’s wants for himself when he rejoices at finding something suitable for status. If one sees his house bigger than it is in reality in a dream, it means expansion in one’s material resources. If it grows beyond the normal norms in a dream, it means anxiety, or a delegation that hastens to enter that house without permission, announcing a calamity, or it could mean that a wedding will take place in that house. Building a house in a dream also means extending one’s connections, strengthening one’s relationship with his kin, friends, or if the person in question is a general in the army, or a leader, then it means building a strong army. Building a house in a dream also means regaining power, rejoicing or success in one’s business, all of which are relative to the thickness of its walls. On the other hand, demolishing one’s house in a dream means disagreement, disintegration or separation of one’s family, relatives, friends, associates or dissolution of one’s army. If one sees himself working for some people to renovate an old building in a dream, it means correcting the norms of conduct in that community or reviving old traditions. For example if one sees himself reconstructing the house of Pharaoh in a dream, it means that he is reviving or reestablishing Pharaoh’s system of government, or adopting its principals. Erecting a foundation for a building, then completing its structure in a dream means seeking knowledge, wisdom or leadership. Building a house in a different county, town or locality in a dream means a marriage with a woman from that neighborhood. Building an edifice from ceramic in a dream means decorating oneself. If the building is from clay in the dream, it means lawful earnings. If one engraves pictures or forms thereon in the dream, it means acquiring knowledge, learning a new craft, a leading position in the government which involves partying, alcohol and mingling with what is unlawful. Building an edifice from plaster or backed bricks encrusted with pictures or forms in a dream means engaging in an unlawful or a deceitful act. Building a house in a dream and strengthening its walls, means to complete the father’s traditions, and to continue working in his trade.


Coat

To see or wear a coat in your dream symbolizes your protectiveness and defensive persona. You may be isolating yourself. Consider also the color, appearance, and type of coat for additional significance.

To dream that a coat is old, worn, or shabby suggests that you are feeling down on yourself.

To see or wear a fur coat in your dream symbolizes prosperity and luxury. It also indicates your need for attention and your need to be admired.

To dream of a coat represents your protectiveness and defensive persona. How you are shielding yourself from conflict or adversity.

Consider the color and style of jacket for additional symbolism.

Dreaming of wearing another’s coat, signifies that you will ask some friend to go security for you. To see your coat torn, denotes the loss of a close friend and dreary business. To see a new coat, portends for you some literary honor. To lose your coat, you will have to rebuild your fortune lost through being over-confident in speculations. See Apparel and Clothes.


Coat Of Arms

To see a coat of arms in your dream represents your familial roots and identity.

To dream of a coat of arms represents feelings of strength about your roots, history, or heritage. Pride in where you've come from or what you've achieved. Identifying yourself with your accomplishments. Feeling that losing is not an option because of who you are.

Negatively, a coat of arms may reflect excessive pride in your accomplishments. It may also reflect a sense of entitlement to winning based on your accomplishments or who you are.


Down

To dream that you are moving down suggests that you have made a wrong decision or headed toward the wrong direction in life. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on "feeling down" or depressed. "Going down" may also sexual connotation and be a metaphor for oral sex.

To dream of going down represents descension, loss, failure, and the worsening of conditions. You may be experiencing lower level of consciousness, negative thoughts, or moving away from goals.

To move down too quickly represents a loss of power, status, or a negative waking life situation.

Moving down may also symbolize becoming grounded, or returning to normal from a very positive or euphoric experience.

Down in a dream means prosperity, profits, clothing, inheritance or a confiscated property. In a dream, down also represents lawful earnings.


Down Syndrome

To see or dream of a child with down syndrome implies that you are underestimating your own abilities or someone else's.


Front

To see the front of something in your dream indicates that you expressing a desire to keep your distance. The dream may also be a pun on "fronting". Are you being someone that you are not? Are you overly concerned about how you come across to others and how they see you?

To dream that someone is in front of you implies that there is something or someone you need to face. You can not avoid the issue or this person any longer. Alternatively, the dream represents an aspect of yourself that is surfacing from the subconscious.


Homeless

To dream that you are homeless indicates that you are feeling powerless and insecure. You are unsure of yourself and where you are headed.

To dream that there is a homeless family living in your garage indicates that something is missing in your life. Perhaps you are headed in the wrong direction. Your current path is leaving you unfulfilled and unsatisfied. Alternatively, the dream means that you need to be more resourceful and make the best of an undesirable situation.


Long

To dream of anything long refers to the penis and/or issues of power and prowess. The dream is about how your compare yourself to others or how others perceive you. Metaphorically, it may indicate that a situation or relationship has gone on too long.


New

To see a new house in your dream indicates that you are taking on a new identity and developing new strengths. You are becoming more emotionally mature.

To see new shoes in your dream suggest that you are overconfident in your success. Alternatively, you may be on a life path that is unfamiliar to you.

To dream that you are at a new school means that you are feeling out of place in some situation. Or perhaps there is a new lesson that you need to learn.

In general, dream of new things and new places correspond to what is new in your waking life. It refers to something that is different or unfamiliar.

To dream of something being new represents new ideas, perspectives, or experiences. You may also be experiencing new feelings or a new relationship.

Alternatively, newness may reflect new skills, resources, or strengths. You are noticing yourself maturing in some way. A new identity.

To dream of a new house may represent a new perspective on a situation or a new lease of life. Seeing life differently in some way. A maturing view of yourself, your life, or the world.


New Year

To dream of the New Year signifies prosperity, hope, new beginnings and an opportunity to make a fresh start. It also represents the start of some new project or a fresh outlook in life. On a spiritual level, the New Year represents enlightenment or new found understanding.

Dreaming of the new year, signifies prosperity and connubial anticipations. If you contemplate the new year in weariness, engagement will be entered into inauspiciously.


New York

If you do not live in New York, but dream that you are in New York, then it symbolizes your fast paced lifestyle. Perhaps things are moving too fast and you are unable to keep up with the demands of everyday life. Alternatively, the dream represents your desires for more excitement in your life. Or you are striving for success in your professional career. Known as "the big apple, dreaming of New York City could mean that you need to eat a more healthy diet.


Skyscraper

To see a skyscraper in your dream represents your high ideals, creativity, accomplishments and imagination. You always aim high at whatever you do. The skyscraper is seen as a metaphor for the foresights and achievements of man. Alternatively, the dream represents the phallus.

To dream of a skyscraper represents accomplishments, high ideals, or power. Being recognized for your superior achievements, resources, or talents. You view of yourself or others as superior. An area of your life where you feel you have risen above others. Elevated social or professional status.

Negatively, a skyscraper may reflect your sense of total power superiority over others or a feeling that someone else's power towers over yours.

To dream of building a skyscraper represents you view of yourself or someone else that is working towards a high level of recognized achievement, status, or power. Working hard to be noticed as the powerfullest, most skilled, or best in your field. Trying hard to elevate your status above others.

Women commonly dream of skyscrapers at the end of the pregnancies. This may reflect their heightened sense of accomplishment at being a mother. Woman also commonly dream of standing on skyscrapers when they get pregnant and have to consider taking maternity leave. They may reflect anxiety about hurting their careers while taking time off.

Example: A woman dreamed of her comfortable country home being surrounded by skyscrapers in the middle of the city. In waking life she was a lawyer who felt that all the men in her firm were getting better treatment because they were all partners in the firm and paid better.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of standing on a very narrow skyscraper. In waking life she was very happy with her career achievements, but also pregnant and knew she would have to stop working soon.


Street Sweeper

To see or drive a street sweeper in your dream means that you need to clear up some things in your life in order to be able to move forward with your life. Excess things are hindering you from your goals.


Tall

To dream that you are taller than someone indicates that you may be looking down on that person. You feel that you are above her or him. Alternatively, the dream represents authority and pride.

To dream that others are taller than you suggests that you have a tendency to overlook things. Perhaps you feel that a higher power is always looking over you and judging your actions. Alternatively, the dream denotes low self-esteem issues. You are looking down on yourself.

To dream of being taller than others represents a sense of superiority or feeling being better off. Feeling that you or someone else is smarter, stronger, richer, or more sophisticated.

Dreaming of something being taller may also represent better ideas or methods.


Time

To dream about time indicates your fears of not being able to cope with the pressures and stresses of everyday life. If time is flying or moving slowly, then it is analogous to aging and growing old.

To dream that you do not have enough time signifies stress, anxiety and fear. You may feel that time is running out in a business or personal matter.

Refer to the [[themes section for time]] for a more in depth look at time symbolism.


Shoulders

To see your shoulders in your dream symbolize strength, responsibility and burdens. Perhaps you feel that you have too much responsibility to bear and are overburdened by circumstances in your life. Alternatively, shoulders represent your ability to offer support and nurturance others.

To dream of shoulders represents your sense of responsibility or a burden you carry. Possibily a reflection of secret knowledge or of people you have to take care of.

To dream of shoulders represents your sense of responsibility or a burden you carry. Possibly a reflection of secret knowledge or of people you have to take care of.

Riding over the shoulders of one’s enemy in a dream means committing a wrongdoing or a shameful act against someone. If there is no enmity between the two, and if one sees himself riding over the shoulders of his friend in a dream, it means that he will earn something from him. Carrying someone over one’s shoulders in a dream means being indebted to him. Carrying a hypocrite over one’s shoulders in a dream could mean that one may work at a lumberyard, or deliver wood for living. One’s shoulders in a dream also represent his parents, brothers, partners, one’s station, or beauty. Anything that affects them in a dream will show in any of the above. Shoulders in a dream also represent one’s partner, his employee, assistant, or a close friend. As for a prisoner, having large shoulders in a dream means serving a long term imprisonment. Aching shoulders in a dream may represent the sickness of one’s brothers. Shoulders in a dream also represent one’s child, or the weight and amount of responsibilities one can assume.


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