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Raw

To eat something that is raw signifies some unexplored or untried experiences. Perhaps you are feeling apprehensive and ill prepared about what is ahead for you. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor for your "raw" emotions.

To dream of eating something raw represents rushing or haste in wanting to get a situation over with. Not wanting to prepare or wait for something to happen. "Jumping the gun" or hurrying.

Alternatively, raw food may reflect doing something with no concern for how good it feels.

Negatively, raw food may be a sign that you are ill-prepared. Dangerous or crude impatience.

To dream of things other than food being raw may reflect raw emotions. It may also reflect a wish to unconventionally do something for yourself.


Running

To dream that you are running away from someone indicates an issue that you are trying to avoid. You are not taking or accepting responsibility for your actions. In particular, if you are running from an attacker or any danger, then it suggests that you are not facing and confronting your fears.

To dream that something or someone is running towards you refers to your willingness to confront any situation head on. You need to analyze the significance of what is running towards you. If you are the one running towards someone or something, then it refers to your determination to go after what you want. Consider who or what you are running towards for additional analysis.

To dream that you are trying to run but cannot make your feet move as fast as you want them to signifies lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. It may also reflect your actual state of REM paralysis during the dream state.

To dream that you are running alone refers to your determination and motivation in the pursuit of your goals. You will find success and rise above those around you. Alternatively, the dream may mean that you need to hurry up in making a decision.

To dream that you are running with someone signifies cooperation.

To dream of running towards something represents your anxiousness, eagerness, or feeling of importance that something should happen as soon as possible. It may also reflect desperation or a fear of losing something.

To dream of running and feeling that you can't go fast no matter how hard you try may reflect feelings of being held back or stifled. Feeling that you can't get any progress or momentum no matter how hard you try.

To dream of running away from something represents your wish to avoid a situation.

Dreaming of running in company with others, is a sign that you will participate in some festivity, and you will find that your affairs are growing towards fortune. If you stumble or fall, you will lose property and reputation. Running alone, indicates that you will outstrip your friends in the race for wealth, and you will occupy a higher place in social life. If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably. To see others thus running, you will be oppressed by the threatened downfall of friends. To see stock running, warns you to be careful in making new trades or undertaking new tasks.


Raw Meat


Mouse Running Wheel

To dream of a mouse running wheel represents feelings about having to intentionally keep yourself busy or waste time. Alternatively, it could also reflect feelings about someone keeping you busy without end so that you never make progress. Feeling laughed at that you can't make progress. Wasting your time or energy.

Example: A woman dreamed of being on a mouse running wheel. In waking life she was committed to a mental hospital for talking about God too much when in reality there was nothing wrong with her. She felt the need to constantly keep the hospital staff and doctors happy like it was full time job when nothing was wrong with her. The dream may have also reflected her feelings about her strong faith being pointless because God wasn't allowing her to change her life in ways she wanted no matter how hard she worked at being faithful.


Running Away

Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Running away in a dream also could meanreceivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death. If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. If a man of knowledge or a scholar sees himself running away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as a judge, or to govern. If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.


Running Shoes


Swan'S Meat

Eating swan’s meat in a dream means benefits drawn from pious and religious people.


Grilled Meat


Human Flesh


Broiling Meat


Roasted Meat

To buy roasted or grilled meat from a restaurant in a dream means enrolling one’s children in a school and entrusting them to a good teacher to educate them and properly train them. The owner of such a restaurant represents an educator, a trainer or a shaikh. Buying from him in a dream also means hiring a worker who is trained at the hands of an experienced master. If one sees himself roasting or grilling meat in a dream, it means that he may become a tax collector, a physician, a jailer, a torturer, a thief, or a murderer. Seeing someone roasting meat on fire in a dream may denote a wedding, a picnic, or celebrating the birth of a new child. If the meat is well-cooked in a dream, it means good news. Otherwise, if the meat is still uncooked in the dream, it means a headache and stress caused by one’s son. Roasting a whole sheep in a dream means money. Eating the meat of a roasted sheep in a dream means money earned through one’s son. Roasting a calf in a dream means appeasement of one’s fears, or news about one’s wife giving birth to a son, or it could mean standing in court before a judge. Eating anything that is touched by fire in a dream means profits. If one sees a roasted leg of sheep talking to him in a dream, it means that he will escape from an accident, a danger, or gain a strong foothold, or become well established in this world. A broiled rib in a dream represents a woman, for Eve was created from Adam’s rib. The chest represents plants and servants. The belly represents the children. A roasted leg in a dream represents woman’s earnings that her husband regularly swindles from her. If it is uncooked, then it means slander or backbiting. Eating roasted or boiled meat in a dream also could mean hard earned money, fears, sorrows, pain and sufferings, an illness, or persecution. Broiling a female sheep, or a ewe in a dream represents an illness that may befall one’s mother, wife or a relative. Broiling meat in a dream also means strength, marriage, health, wealth, the arrival of a traveller, love, unity, spying, telling on others, losing all benefits, squandering money, severing one’s relationship with his family, cutting one’s blood ties, or it cold denote a fever.


Sneakers

To see or wear sneakers in your dream suggest that you are approaching through life with ease and little obstacles. It also denotes comfort and satisfaction with yourself and who you are. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you lead an active life and are always on the go.


Bologna

To eat bologna in your dream indicates financial insecurities. Alternatively, the dream may be a reference on something that is phony or nonsense.

To dream of bologna represents a personal problem. Issues that are yours alone to deal with or that other people are not interested in caring about with you.


Food

To see food in your dream represents physical and emotional nourishment and energies. The different types of food can symbolize a wide range of things. Generally, fruit is symbolic of sensuality, meat represents animalistic desires, and vegetables pertain to healthy pursuits. Frozen foods may refer to your cold emotions and frigid ways. Eating certain foods also refer to qualities that you need to incorporate within your own self.

To dream that you are eating specific cuisines depends on your personal associations with it. Chinese, Italian, or Mexican food may be a go-to comfort food for you, while it may be a reminder of your home life or of mom's cooking other others. If you dream of eating a comfort food, then it indicates that you are looking for comfort in the wrong places.

To dream that you are hording or storing food indicates a fear of deprivation. You do not trust what you already have.

To see or eat stale food in your dream suggests that you are feeling sluggish and emotionally drained. You need to be invigorated and revitalized. If there is mold growing on your food, then it implies that you are too easily susceptible to some negative energy around you.

To eat bad-tasting food in your dream indicates some sourness or resentment in your emotional state of mind.

To see or eat burnt food in your dream suggests that you are experiencing some intense emotion. The dream may also indicate that you are feeling exhausted. You are running out of fuel.

To see fake or plastic food in your dream implies that you are not getting the emotional support that you are looking for. You are feeling emotionally unsatisfied.

To dream that there is hair in your food means that you are entangled in some emotional matter which you are not sure about how to get out of.

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.

Generally, fruit is symbolic of thoughts that make you feel good, vegetables more nourishing qualities, and meat symbolic about qualities that are more sustaining.

Frozen foods may imply procrastination or putting something off. You've chosen to ignore certain issues or deal with something later.

Thawing frozen food could symbolize issues or situations that are being reconsidered. It may also reflect finally having to confront problems that you put off dealing with. Perhaps, you have been saving something special or important for this moment.

To dream of burned food represents experiences that you are having that went overboard or that you were too eager to have. Burned food may also reflect a lack of carefulness in preparing for a certain type of experience to happen. Distractions, a lack of focus, irresponsibility. Alternatively, burned food may reflect disappointment or feeling that a certain kind of experience won't be good enough.

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.

Generally, fruit is symbolic of thoughts that make you feel good, vegetables more nourishing qualities, and meat symbolic about qualities that are more sustaining.

Frozen foods may imply procrastination or putting something off. You've chosen to ignore certain issues or deal with something later.

Thawing frozen food could symbolize issues or situations that are being reconsidered. It may also reflect finally having to confront problems that you put off dealing with. Perhaps, you have been saving something special or important for this moment.

To dream of burned food represents experiences that you are having that went overboard or that you were too eager to have. Burned food may also reflect a lack of carefulness in preparing for a certain type of experience to happen. Distractions, a lack of focus, irresponsibility. Alternatively, burned food may reflect disappointment or feeling that a certain kind of experience won't be good enough.

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

Food which is placed on a ceramic plate or on a clay plate in a dream represents lawful earnings. If food is served on a forbidden golden or silver platter in the dream, it represents unlawful money, extensive debts, eating and chewing one’s food with desire and gluttony. Swallowing what one is chewing means debts or collectors demanding their money. Eating with the right hand in a dream means success. Eating with the left hand in a dream means falling in the trap of one’s enemy and displeasing one’s friends. Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream means good absti- nence and trusting in God Almighty as one’s sole sustainer. Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream also can be interpreted as a sickness or inability to eat with one’s own hand. Eating sweets in a dream means solving a problem through kindness. If the food is greasy in the dream, it means that one’s problem is a lasting one. Sour food in a dream means steadfastness. Sour food in one’s mouth in a dream also means pain and sufferings. Yellow food in a dream means sickness, except for fowl’s meat. Drinking food the way one drinks liquids in a dream means increase in one’s earnings. Eating at a wedding in a dream means glad tidings. Eating at a reception after a funeral in a dream means distress and sorrow. Any food that has a long shelf life in a dream means profits and continuous benefits. Meat, eggplant, squash or the like food in a dream represent temporary benefit or seasonal earnings. Eating at the tables of royalties or rich people in a dream means rising in rank, or renewing the mandate of one’s office. Eating squash in a dream also means guidance, following the true religious precepts, or it could mean vigilance. Eating food from the table of people of knowledge in a dream means acquiring knowledge, guidance, wisdom and blessings. Eating food from the plate of a policeman or a soldier in a dream means committing adultery or receiving money from an unlawful source. Eating the food of poor people or pious ones in a dream means repentance from sin or receiving guidance. Eating the food of nomads or bedouins in a dream means travels, rising in station or changes in one’s conditions. Eating a meal that is cooked with meat in a dream means richness for a poor person. Eating a meal that is cooked without meat in a dream also may mean poverty, or it could mean devotion. If one’s meal turns into something better in the dream, it means advancement in one’s spiritual life. If one’s food turns bitter or sour in the dream, it means changing a spouse or a job. If one cookes a tasty meal in a dream, it means attaining a high ranking job, or it could mean prospering after suffering from a painful poverty. If someone else cooks one’s meal in the dream, it means dealing with a treachrous person and in this case, it means that one should fear for his life or about doing business with him, or it could mean that he may receive a helping hand in doing his job. If one eats an unbearably hot food in a dream, it means adversities. If one finds his mouth filled with food, and if there is still a cavity for more food in the dream, it means confusion, or it could represent the balance of his life in this world. If one manages to grind and swallow the food in his mouth in a dream, it means that he will overcome his difficulties. Receiving a sour or a bitter tasting food from someone in a dream means hearing harsh words, and the same interpretation is given if one offers someone sour or bitter food in a dream. If he eats it, then it means sorrow, sadness and distress. If one finds himself eating it patiently and thanks God Almighty for it in the dream, it means that he will escape from such dangers.


Meat

To see raw meat in your dream represents obstacles and discouragements that you will come across as you move toward achieving your goals. Alternatively, it may reflect your untamed, animalistic nature and raw emotions.

To eat or cook meat in your dream suggests that you are getting to the heart of the matter. You are recognizing and utilizing your instinctual energies. Alternatively, you are seeing others achieve what you are still striving for.

To see rotten meat in your dream refers to a degradation of your physical and psychological being. The dream may be a metaphor for some health problems.

If eating horsemeat is not accepted in your culture, then the dream refers to a situation where you do not want to know details about. If you enjoy eating horsemeat, then it implies that you are open to difference experiences. If eating horsemeat is culturally accepted for you, then the dream has the same significance as eating meat.

To dream of meat represents situations or experiences that give you a sense of confidence or power. Control, dominance, or having your way.

To dream of raw meat represents a situation in waking life where you want to take or seize power.

To dream of eating raw meat may indicate your rush or haste to seize power. Negatively, it may reflect your wish to fail or embarrass people who want to take your power away by "getting the jump" on them. Not wasting any time preparing or waiting for a situation that gives you control or confidence.

Consider the type of meat for additional meaning.

To dream of meat represents situations or experiences that give you a sense of confidence or power. Control, dominance, or having your way.

To dream of raw meat represents a situation in waking life where you want to take or seize power.

To dream of eating raw meat may indicate your rush or haste to seize power. Negatively, it may reflect your wish to fail or embarrass people who want to take your power away by "getting the jump" on them. Not wasting any time preparing or waiting for a situation that gives you control or confidence.

Consider the type of meat for additional meaning.

Cooked meat in a dream means money. Eating raw meat in a dream means illness and pain. Eating raw meat in a dream also may mean benefits. Seeing raw meat and not eating from it in a dream could have adverse meaning. Eating cooked meat in a dream means increase in one’s wealth. Eating a meat dish with an old man in a dream means becoming renowned, or entering the inner circle of a governor. Buying meat from the butcher in a dream means adversities. Tender meat in a dream mean death or backbiting. Eating the flesh of a human being in a dream means backbiting him. Eating one’s own flesh in a dream means earning money from one’s own sweat. If a woman eats the flesh of another woman in a dream, it means that they are lesbians. If a woman eats her own flesh in a dream, it means that she will commit adultery. The meat of a yellow cow in a dream means illness. The cooked meat of a snake in a dream means receiving money from one’s enemy. The uncooked flesh of a snake in a dream means slandering one’s enemy. The meat of a lion in a dream means receiving money from a ruler and the same goes for the flesh of all predatory animals or birds. Hog or swine’s meat in a dream means unlawful money. Eating sausages or dried meat in a dream means speaking ill of deceased people. Camel’s meat in a dream means earningmoney from a rich and a powerful enemy unless if the one seeing it does not touch it in his dream. However, touching camel’s meat in a dream means suffering from such a strong person. Eating it cooked in a dream means defrauding someone, then falling sick and recovering from one’s illness. It is also said that eating camel’s meat in a dream means earning money from a ruler. Beef in a dream means hardships, toiling and lack of work. Holding a mutton inside one’s house in a dream means meeting with a new person, accepting an invitation, or inviting a person one has never met or known to share a meal. Seeing a whole skinned but uncut mutton inside one’s house in a dream means a sudden adversity, loss, calamity, or death. If the mutton is fat, it means that one may receive an inheritance from a will which is left by a deceased relative. If it is skinny, it means that one will inherit nothing from him. Eating broiled beef in a dream means standing before a judge or a ruler. Eating a chicken in a dream means receiving benefits from a woman. Meat in a dream also means forbearance and patience for someone who is hot tempered, or who gets angry easily. Eating meat in a dream also could mean recovering from an illness, an end to one’s distress, trouble and adversities. Eating the meat of an unlawful animal in a dream means receiving unlawful money. Eating a suspicious meat in a dream means earning suspicious money, or having an illegitimate marriage. Eating fowls’ meat in a dream means profits for a traveller. Eating a fish in a dream means easy, lawful and enjoyable earnings. Cooked or broiled fowl meat in a dream means profits and money earned from a woman through deception and dishonesty. If it is uncooked in the dream, then it means backbiting or slandering a woman. Eating the meat of an unlawful bird in a dream means deceiving, defrauding, or stealing money from unjust people. Eating swan’s meat in a dream means benefits drawn from pious and religious people. Eating fired or broiled chicks in a dream means hard earned money. Unknown meat in a dream represents the hidden treasures of past nations, or buried treasures.

For a woman dreaming of raw meat, denotes that she will meet with much discouragement in accomplishing her aims. If she sees cooked meat, it denotes that others will obtain the object for which she will strive. See Beef.


Steak

To dream that you are eating a steak, represents your animal instincts. The dream may be telling you to trust your instincts or that you need to utilize your instincts more. The dream could also be a pun on "stake", as in having a claim to something.

To dream of a steak represents situations that allow you to have total control, to make the important decisions, have authority, or feel all powerful. Having things your way. It usually symbolizes decision making that is in your best interest or situations that allow you to dictate terms. The steak is symbolic for whatever is happening in your life that is feeding you this sense of power. Feeling good about making big decisions that turn out to be very beneficial.

Negatively, steak in a dream may reflect a wish to brag about powerful decisions you made. Addiction to power. Enjoying powerful decisions that hurt others.

Example: A man dreamed of eating steak and enjoying it. In waking life he made the decision to quit his job for a much higher paying job and was quite please with his decision.

Example 2: A man dreamed of eating steak at a restaurant. In waking life he was lost in the wilderness with a broken ankle and was thinking a lot about how he would have tell all his friends the story about all the powerful life saving decisions he had to make while he was lost if he ever got to safety. Possibly a sign that he was too focused on telling his story and not enough of just surviving.

In a dream, a steak represents an unavoidable evil happening, or it could represent a passing danger. Sliced meat in a dream also could mean happiness, quick earnings, fertility, or exposure of what man should keep personal and private. Seeing a butcher slicing meat in a dream could mean fights, evil, war, divisions in the society, or mixing the lawful with the unlawful, or usury, or fulfilling one’s needs.


Butcher

To see a butcher in your dream represents your raw emotions or immoral behaviors. You may be testing the limits of your physical strength. The dream may be a metaphor that you are "butchering" or ruining some project or situation.

To dream that you are a butcher signifies pent up anger and hostility.

To dream of a butcher represents an aspect of yourself that is indifferent to pain, suffering, or feelings. You or someone else that doesn't care about how someone else feels at all. Intentionally ruining something or totally destroying something despite others feelings.

A butcher in a dream represents the angel of death. Taking a knife from a butcher in a dream means falling sick, then recovering from one’s illness to become strong and healthy again. In a dream, a butcher also represents a man who causes destruction or evil, and particularly if he is seen holding his cutting knife, or if he is wearing a white uniform stained with blood. If one sees himself as a butcher wearing clean cloths, it represents longevity. A good looking butcher in a dream represents a prosperous culmination of one’s life, or changing one’s trade. If someone looks at him with despise or in the wrong way in the dream, it means that something is unlawful in what he sells. If the butcher is a man in the dream, he then represents the angel of death. Whatever place he appears in will bear the consequences. A butcher in a dream also represents an unjust person. In a dream, if one sees a butcher who specializes in selling animal heads, he represents a guardian of people’s estates, or a treasurer of a company, he also could represent adversities or death. If the animals’ heads cannot be identified in the dream, and if they still have their skin, hair, and are dripping blood in the dream, then it means the disappearance of the people of knowledge and that knowledge will become selectively disseminated by political leaders. Catties’ heads here represent people in danger. Buying an animal’s head from a butcher in a dream means asking one’s superior for a teacher for a special training, a coach, a continuing education program, or a better job. If a butcher slaughters an animal for fun in a dream, it means suspicion about one’s spiritual standing. Walking in a butchers market in a dream means adversities, sufferings, a quick death for sick people, loss of wealth for rich people, or the fear of people who are under oppression, or the scare of a person in debt concerning his family or property, or the fears of a person awaiting a court judgment. It is also said that a butcher in a dream represents tyranny and bloodshed. If a prisoner sees a butcher in his dream, it means that he will soon be released fromjail. Seeing a butcher in a dream also signifies safety, dispelling fears, protection, silence, vanquishing one’s enemy, or it could mean meeting with a persuasive travel agent.

To see them slaughtering cattle and much blood, you may expect long and fatal sickness in your family. To see a butcher cutting meat, your character will be dissected by society to your detriment. Beware of writing letters or documents.


Dusk

To see the dusk of day in your dream signifies defeated hopes and a dark, gloom outlook in your endeavors.

In a dream, the dusk represents an oath or the political or military moves of a ruler and his deputies.

This is a dream of sadness | it portends an early decline and unrequited hopes. Dark outlook for trade and pursuits of any nature is prolonged by this dream.


Flesh

To notice your flesh in your dream represents a heightened sense of feeling and vitality. It symbolizes your sexual urges and physical desires.

To dream of flesh being eaten suggests that you are under tremendous stress and feel drained.

Human flesh in a dream represents one’s health, strength, earnings, sickness or one’s shop, piety, religious attendance, fear of wrongdoing, scruti- nizing the difference between the lawful and the unlawful, patience, forbear- ance, anger, distress, sexual desires, suffering from adversities and punishment for sins. If one’s flesh grows bigger than what one actually has in a dream, it means prosperity, and if one is sick, it means recovering from his illness. If one sees himself having less flesh than what he actually has in a dream, it means stagnation of his business or loss of his money and property. If a devoted worshiper sees growth in his physical fitness in a dream, it means slackening in his devotion and occupying himself more in material gains and worldly pleasures. If one sees himself emaciated in a dream, then it means the opposite. Buying a piece of human flesh in a dream means having a stagnant merchandise. If a judge or a ruler finds that his flesh has grown in a dream, it means that he will become famous for his verdicts, rulings or that he will become rich, or perhaps he might grow in fury or develop anger. Growth in one’s fitness in a dream also denotes happiness, joy and celebrations, while emaciation in a dream represents distress and adversities. If one sees his flesh black or blue, or if his skin is cracking in a dream, it denotes suffering from adversities, an illness or a punishment for his sins. Eating the growth of one’s own flesh in a dream means usury, or living on income from usury and saving one’s capital. Eating from one’s own flesh in a dream also means using one’s own capital, or doing something that will be followed by regret and sorrow.


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