To dream that you lose something indicates that you may really have misplaced something that you had not realized yet. It may also be a signal for you to clean out and reorganize your life. Perhaps you are overwhelmed and distracted with the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. Alternatively, losing something often coincides with a significant life change or waking issue.
On a symbolic note losing things in your dream suggests lost opportunities, past relationships or forgotten aspects of yourself. Your personal associations to the thing you lose will clue you into the emotional meaning and interpretation of your dream.
To dream of losing a possession or something you own represents power, resources, or feelings that you can't have any more. You may be experiencing a significant life change or recently had to stop doing something that made you feel special or important. Feelings about yourself being a loser. Awareness of yourself being jealous. Poor self-image, feeling self-conscious, or a loss of confidence. Fear of your competition being better than you or that you will lose an opportunity.
To dream of losing a competition represents feelings of not being good enough. You may have lost an opportunity that you thought was important. Jealousy that you are not good enough. Jealousy of problems or people you don't like being unstoppable.
Example: A woman dreamed of lost her purse. In waking life she had to give up her Church duties because of other family responsibilities. The church duties gave her a strong purpose in life which she felt she lost.
Example 2: A man dreamed of fearing losing a battle against killer crabs. In waking life he was fearing losing serious health battle.
Example 3: A young man dreamed of sulking after an embarrassing loss. In waking life he had lost his friends who didn't want to talk to him anymore.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of losing. In waking life she was feeling anxiety and jealousy about the potential to loss out on an opportunity to date a guy she liked because other women were also interested in him.
To dream that you have a voice mail symbolizes some important advice that you may have overlooked, but need to heed. Pay attention to the message and how it applies to your waking life.
In a dream, the human voice represents one’s reputation or fame, and its strength or weakness reflects one’s state of mind or the condition of his health. Raising one’s voice in a dream means unjustly presiding over a crowd of people. Hearing a human voice in a dream means chairing an important responsibility. If the human voice emanates from an animal in the dream, it denotes great benefits and particularly if the animal speaks pleasing and soothing words or words of truth. If one raises his voice above the voice of a man of knowledge, a shaikh or a teacher in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin. A weak voice in a dream represents a man. Intentionally lowering one’s voice in a dream means being indebted to someone, or it could mean humility. If a man of authority or a policeman lower his voice in a dream, it means that he maybe dismissed from his job, or he maybe reprimanded or disciplined for his misconduct. The sound produced by the ringing of coins in a dream represents temptation, allurement, or a fight between stockbrokers or money exchangers. The clank of money in a dream also means either good or bad news, or it could mean hearing good words, a wise speech, or words one likes to hear more about, if they are given as a sign of friendship or as a dower. If the clanking of money is made in jest in the dream, then it represents a fight one does not wish to end. The sound of a hornet represents a person who defames or discredits others, or whose evil cannot be removed without acquiring the help of a like person. The bleating of a ewe in a dream means kindness shown by one’s mistress, his wife, or by a gracious man. The bleating of a billy goat or a ram in a dream means happiness and prosperity. The neighing of horses in a dream means receiving guidance from a noble person, or it could represent a courageous soldier. The braying of a donkey in a dream means hideousness, or the ugly character of a despicable enemy. The braying of a mule in a dream means a hardship which is combined with a difficult person, or it could mean vain talk, or indulgingin suspicious acts. The mooing of a calf, a cow, or a steer in a dream means a riot. The gurgling of a camel in a dream represents a blessed journey, a pilgrimage, a successful business trip, or toiling and hardships. The roaring of a lion in a dream represents alarm, esteem, fear, or being threatened by someone in authority. In general, the sound of animals in a dream connotes adversities or fear. The neighing of horses in a dream means an invasion or might. The harking of dogs in a dream means vain talk, interference in others’ business, regret, intending to harm others, hostility toward others, or dissonance. The blaring of a leopard in a dream means coquetry, vanity and wantonness. The blaring of a lynx in a dream means a false promise from an unsteady, oft-hesitant, or a greedy person and taking advantage of him. The cooing of pigeons in a dream means lamenting, or having marital intercourse. The chirp of swifts in a dream means good words or an admonition from a wise person. The croakingof frogs in a dream represents the ringing of bells, feeling overjoyed, employment for a teacher, rising to leadership, or it could mean hearing harsh words. The hissing of a snake in a dream means a warning or a fight with someone who hides his enmity. The braying of a donkey in a dream means cursing one’s adversaries. The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats or boasts. The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuations. The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace, or it could mean harm one could suffer because of an interfering person or a robber. The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland. The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, to move from one field into another, or it could mean suffering from jealousy, perfidy or lies. The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery, or fear of a brutal thief. The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, a forthcoming evil, women’s cries for help, or the cry of people who ab andoned all hope . The sound of a pig in a dream means taking advantage of a stupid enemy and stripping him of his money. The sound of an ostrich in a dream means hiring a trustworthy and a courageous servant, or bringing a new employee into one’s business. Most dream interpreters dislike to interpret the meaning of the sound of peacocks or chicken and note that they mostly mean sorrow and distress, while others interpret the cawing of crows to mean separation or announcing someone’s death. However, in dream, any ugly or coarse sound represents sorrow and distress while any pleasant sound in a dream represents happiness and joy.
Dreaming of hearing voices, denotes pleasant reconciliations, if they are calm and pleasing | high-pitched and angry voices, signify disappointments and unfavorable situations. To hear weeping voices, shows that sudden anger will cause you to inflict injury upon a friend. If you hear the voice of God, you will make a noble effort to rise higher in unselfish and honorable principles, and will justly hold the admiration of high-minded people. For a mother to hear the voice of her child, is a sign of approaching misery, perplexity and grievous doubts. To hear the voice of distress, or a warning one calling to you, implies your own serious misfortune or that of some one close to you. If the voice is recognized, it is often ominous of accident or illness, which may eliminate death or loss.
Dreaming that you have a bass voice, denotes you will detect some discrepancy in your business, brought about by the deceit of some one in your employ. For the lover, this foretells estrangements and quarrels.
To see an answering machine in your dream suggests that you are not listening to a message that someone around you is trying to convey. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties and frustration in understanding some idea or viewpoint.
To dream of an answering machine represents ideas, insights, advice, or clear instructions that were given to you when you weren't listening to it. "Nobody was home" when something important was said. Feeling that you didn't listen to someone enough when it was important.
Negatively, to dream of an answering machine represents ideas, insights, or advice that you aren't listening to. You've "gotten the message", but aren't doing anything about it. You may have difficulties or frustration in understanding an idea or viewpoint. Something isn't "hitting home" as quickly as it should be. Willfully ignoring advice in the present because you have more important things to do. Preferring to enjoy yourself not having to be concerned a problem until it becomes a big problem.
Example: A man dreamed of his father leaving a message on his answering machine. In real life he was experiencing a moral dilemma with consequences that he was well aware of. His father on the answering machine represented the decision to do the right thing (conscience) being willfully ignored until he was ready to listen to it.
Example 2: A man dreamed of hearing a badly garbled message on an answering machine from his father. In waking life his father had died and he couldn't remember what his father had told him to do about certain property issues after is death.
If you dream of seeing an answering machine it means that you do not pay attention to someone who is trying to say something important to you. Maybe there is something for you hard to understand
Hearing the voice of an invisible caller admonishing, commanding, forbidding, blessing, or reprimanding the person seeing the dream means exactly what one has heard and has no further interpretations. This includes all voices.