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Animals

To see animals in your dream represent your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal. Animals symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Refer to the specific animal in your dream.

Dreaming of animals being abused indicates that your own primal desires are being suppressed. You are unable to fully express an important part of who you are. Alternatively, the dream represents your helplessness in a situation.

To dream that animals can talk represent superior knowledge. Its message is often some form of wisdom. Alternatively, a talking animal denotes your potential to be all that you can be.

To dream that you are saving the life of an animal, suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal. The dream may also stem from feelings of inadequacy or being overwhelmed. If you are setting an animal free, then it indicates an expression and release of your own primal desires.

To see lab animals in your dream suggest that an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to experiment with your fears, choices, and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself.

To dream of animals represents aspects of your personality or character based on the qualities of the particular animal. Animals can symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself.

Fighting with an animal may reflect a part of you that you are trying to reject. It may also reflect conflict with your own behavior or unpleasant behavior you are experiencing with others. For example fighting a rat may reflect your conflict with a person in waking life that you discovered cheating you.

To dream of a dead animal represents a change in your thinking or feeling. It may also reflect a loss or overcoming a problem.

To dream of a wounded animal may reflect feelings about some aspect or quality of yourself being damaged based on the dominant characteristic of the animal.

To dream of meeting a marvelous animal may reflect your personality evolving or how incredible it feels to watch something new happening in your life. An amazing quality you see in yourself or another person.

People who are experiencing healing often dream of baby animals. This is most likely reflecting the dreamers new sense of hope for the future or a new sense of believing in themselves after having lost hope from the illness or injury. For example baby dogs or horses may reflect new confidence or ambition after having lost it completely.

Example: A woman dreamed of having her apartment invaded by a large assortment of animals. In waking life she was doubting her parenting ability as her kids became difficult to control at times.

Example 2: A young boy had recurring dreams of dead animals. In waking life he was making enormous steps to grow up and mature. The dead animals most likely reflected his feelings about his childish behavior dying as he matured.

Consider the symbolism of the animal for further meaning. Refer to the [[themes section for animals]] for a more in-depth look at animal symbolism.


Living Room

To dream that you are in the living room represents the image that you portray to others and the way which you go about your life. It is representative of your basic beliefs about yourself and who you are. Alternatively, the living room is indicative of your freedom and space. The living room is a symbolic boundary between your personal self and your public self. Objects that do not belong in the living room denote the various aspects of your life that are invading your personal space.

To dream of a living room represents mental or emotional comfort. Usually a symbol for being very relaxed or unconcerned about an issue or situation. Thinking that nothing is wrong. It may also reflect personal time or feeling that you are done with the hard work of a situation.

Negatively, a living room may represent laziness or being too comfortable with a situation.

Example: A woman dreamed of people walking into her living room and dumping piles of poop. In waking life she ran a counselling practice and was starting to feel that she was taking too much work home with her. The living room scenario reflected how she was too comfortable taking care of everyone else's problems during her personal time.

To dream of a living room represents mental or emotional comfort. Usually a symbol for being very relaxed or unconcerned about an issue or situation. Thinking that nothing is wrong. It may also reflect personal time or feeling that you are done with the hard work of a situation.

Negatively, a living room may represent laziness or being too comfortable with a situation.

Example: A woman dreamed of people walking into her living room and dumping piles of poop. In waking life she ran a counseling practice and was starting to feel that she was taking too much work home with her. The living room scenario reflected how she was too comfortable taking care of everyone else's problems during her personal time.


Labor

To dream that you are laboring suggests that your goals will take a lot of hard work to accomplish.

If you are a woman and dream that you are in labor indicates your desire to be pregnant and to start a family. To experience or feel pre-term labor pains or Braxton Hicks contractions in your dream indicate the anticipation of hard work ahead. If you are actually pregnant, then the dream serves as a rehearsal for the actual birth. The dream is trying to prepare you for labor and proper breathing.

To dream that someone goes into labor prematurely implies that you need to be better prepared for unexpected challenges that may come your way.

Hard labor in a dream means comfort in wakefulness. If a businessman or a rich person sees himself working as a laborer in a dream it represents conceit and a sham, or that he is deceiving people to control their money, or defrauding them of their assets. If one sees himself laboring in a dream, it means thriftiness, discretion, or virtuous along with satisfaction and ease in one’s life. Laboring in a dream also means a misfortune or one’s peril.

Dreaming that you watch domestic animals laboring under heavy burdens, denotes that you will be prosperous, but unjust to your servants, or those employed by you. To see men toiling, signifies profitable work, and robust health. To labor yourself, denotes favorable outlook for any new enterprise, and bountiful crops if the dreamer is interested in farming.


Ground

To dream that you are on the ground represents your foundation and support system. It is also the boundary between your conscious and subconscious. You may be getting closer in confronting and acknowledging your subconscious thoughts. The dream may be a pun on being well-grounded and down to earth or that you have been grounded. Perhaps you are feeling restricted in some aspects of your life.

To dream of looking at the ground represents feelings about some area of your life returning to normal or no longer being exciting. Negatively, you may feel that life isn't at attractive as it used to be. Fearing losing your power or something exciting about yourself.

To dream of lying on the ground ( by choice) may represent feelings about your actions in waking life not being that important. Feeling that you are safe as long as you don't do anything different, risky, or unusual. To dream of lying on the ground due to violence represents feelings of being embarrassed by another person or situation. Feeling forced to be unimportant. Feeling disrespected. It may also reflect unpleasant situations or conflicts that force to be more "down to earth."

To dream of dropping something on the ground may represent feelings of not having been careful enough. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings about something in your life not mattering to you.

To dream of landing on the ground represents feelings about returning to a mindset that is normal, mundane, or regular. An exciting or serious matter may be returning to normal. Negatively, it may reflect feelings of becoming less important or interesting.

To dream of a giant split or crack in the ground represents feelings of normalcy in life "coming apart."

Example: A woman dreamed of lying on the ground and then suddenly the ground collapsed falling on her and compressing her chest. In waking life she worked in a tuberculosis clinic caring for patients and 2 months after this dream she caught the illness herself. Lying on the ground in the dream may have reflected her feelings about how normal or unimportant the risks of her job were.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of giant split in the earth. In waking life an injury to a broken rib that healed split open again.

Example 3: A man dreamed of being thrown on the ground. In waking life the government has taken away his veterans privileges and right to continue practicing law.


Resort

To dream that you are on a resort represents your need for some relaxation. You need to escape from the pressures of everyday life in order to re-energize yourself. The dream may also be a pun on some "last resort". You may be feeling desperate. Don't be afraid to turn to someone for help.

To dream of a resort represents your mindset being totally focused of having every single little thing done for you. It may also reflect a situation where someone is going of their way to make sure you always feel good not having to do anything for yourself.

Negatively, a resort may reflect laziness, neediness, or that you are using someone. You may be expecting too much from someone or expecting to never have to lift a finger no matter what.


Roller Blades

To dream that you are on roller blades suggests that you are moving rapidly through life with tremendous ease and determination. You are experiencing a sense of liberation and freedom.


Roller Coaster

To dream that you are riding a roller coaster represents life's frequent ups and downs. You are experiencing erratic behavior brought on by yourself or a situation.

Dreaming that a roller coaster is missing rails implies that you are lacking a support system in your waking life.

To dream that you are riding on a roller coaster represents frequent ups and downs in your waking life. You are experiencing an erratic, chaotic, or unpredictable situation. A roller coaster may be a sign that you need to take a step back and balance yourself. Negatively, a roller coaster may reflect feelings of being unable to control how dangerous a situation is.

Alternatively, a roller coaster may reflect a pleasant thrill experience in waking life. Feeling good enjoying an unpredictable or risky situation.

To dream of falling off a roller coaster represents feelings of being unable maintain control or "hold on" during a chaotic or unpredictable situation. It may also reflect pleasant thrills that have become threatening.


Roller Derby

To watch or be in a roller derby in your dream means that you need to show more determination in achieving your goals. You cannot always be nice if you want to move ahead. Sometimes you need to go for it.


Roller Skates

To dream that you are on roller skates implies that you are progressing toward your goals at a steady and leisurely pace. If you are wobbly on roller skates, then it means that you are unsure of your direction in life.

To see someone on roller skates in your dream refers to someone in your life who may be "skating" around some issue. It is time to confront this person on the issue.

To see or buy roller skates in your dream signifies balance or lack of balance in your life. It also represents innocence and carefree attitude.


Train

To see a train in your dream represents conformity. You are just going along with what everyone else is doing. Alternatively, a train means that you are very methodical. You need to lay things out specifically and do things in an orderly and sequential manner. In particular, if you see a freight train, then it refers to the burdens and problems that you are hauling around. It is also symbolic of manual labor. If you see a passenger train, then it relates to mental work. If you see or play with a model train in your dream, then it indicates that you want more control and power over your own life and where it is headed. Dreaming of trains may also be a metaphor that you are "in training" for some event, job or goal. According to Freud, a train is analogous to the male penis.

To dream that you are on a train symbolizes your life's journey. It suggests that you are on the right track in life and headed in the right direction. Alternatively, the dream means that you have a tendency to worry needlessly over a situation that will work out in the end.

To see or dream that you are in a train wreck suggests chaos. The path to your goals are not going according to the way you planned it out. You are lacking self-confidence and having doubt in your ability to reach your goals. If you dream that a train collides with a car, then it indicates that your life goals are in conflict with your belief system. Perhaps someone wants you to pursue a goal that you are not passionate about.

To dream that someone is hit by a train implies that they are on the wrong path in life. Perhaps you need to guide them in the right direction. Such dreams may also be a projection of your own Self. In other words, you are on the wrong life path and need to alter your course.

To dream that you are the engineer signifies that you are in complete control of a particular situation in your waking life.

To dream that you miss a train denotes missed opportunities. It also suggests that you are ill-prepared for a new phase in your life. You may be procrastinating or putting things off that should have already been completed.

To dream about the train on a dress signifies your legacy and what you want to be remembered for. The length of the train symbolizes your importance to those around you.

To dream of train represents situations in your life that you feel will take a long time to complete. It may also reflect long term projects or plans you are working on or planning. Train dreams often reflect the long term nature of life or our expectations for things that may take years to complete.

To dream of riding on a railroad train represents a long term goal or outcome you are working towards. A long term "journey" with some area of your life.

To dream of missing a train may reflect feelings about having missed out on a long term opportunity or plan you had. Missing out on a new phase in your life.

To dream of being hit by a train may reflect neglecting to consider someone else's long term plans which are more important than your current plans.

To dream of being on a train that is going in the opposite direction to another train may reflect feelings about different long term directions in life than other people. Feeling that you are drifting apart from other people or that you have nothing in common with others.

Many people in mourning dream of their loved ones leaving on trains.

Example: A woman dreamed of getting on an uncomfortable crowded train with no room to sit. In waking life her boyfriend had just died and she didn't know what to do with the rest of her life.

Example 2: A man dreamed of being on a train and speaking to people that would never believe him. In real life he experienced a spiritual awakening after taking an Amazonian hallucinogenic tea called ayahuasca. The train dream reflected the new spiritual journey he was on and how he felt that nobody would believe anything he said about his hallucinogenic experience for the rest of his life because it was too weird.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of being on a train going in one direction and seeing a passing train going in another direction with her mother on it. In waking life she felt that that death of her mother was causing her to move in completely different directions in life from her family after her mother died.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of being on a train in the dining car when Native Americans stopped the train to board it and take it over. In waking life she was in late term pregnancy and fearing something wrong happening. The train in this case may have reflected her feelings about the long-term nature of the pregnancy.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of being on a train that unexpectedly stopped. In waking life she was experiencing serious relationship problems. The train that stopped in the dream may have reflected her feelings about her long term expectations for the relationship being in jeopardy.

To see a train of cars moving in your dreams, you will soon have cause to make a journey. To be on a train and it appears to move smoothly along, though there is no track, denotes that you will be much worried over some affair which will eventually prove a source of profit to you. To see freight trains in your dreams, is an omen of changes which will tend to your elevation. To find yourself, in a dream, on top of a sleeping car, denotes you will make a journey with an unpleasant companion, with whom you will spend money and time that could be used in a more profitable and congenial way, and whom you will seek to avoid.


Train Station

To dream that you at a train station represents a transitional period in your life. You need to take a short break to reassess your situation and determine your path and goals.

To dream of a train station represents the beginning or end point of a long journey in your life. A transitional moment in your life where you are either preparing to start something that will take a long time, or you are finishing something that has taken you a long time. Metaphorically "changing tracks" in your life.

Negatively, a train station may be a sign that you need to reassess your path and goals.


Unknown

To see an unknown person in your dream signifies a part of yourself that is repressed and hidden. Alternatively, it symbolizes the archetypal dream helper who is trying to offer some insight and advice.

To see an unknown place in your dream represents change in your life. Consider how you feel about the surrounding. If you are afraid or lost, then it indicates that you are not ready for the change. You are not ready to leave the past behind. If you are excited or happy in this unknown place, then it suggests that you are ready for change.

To dream of an unknown person often reflects a new feelings or new ideas. Some area of your life that has never been experienced before. Ask yourself what is new in your life or the way you are thinking.

Alternatively, may reflect an aspect of yourself. Ask yourself what the face, clothing, voice, or behavior of the person makes you feel. Consider how that feeling may reflect feelings, beliefs, or situations that are being experienced.

To dream of feeling that an answer is unknown may reflect a lingering need for closure that you feel. It may also reflect feelings of loss.

To dream of being in an unknown location may represent new experiences. Negatively an unknown location may reflect feelings of being out of your comfort zone. Feeling that a relationship or work situation is in territory that is unfamiliar.

Dreaming of meeting unknown persons, foretells change for good, or bad as the person is good looking, or ugly, or deformed. To feel that you are unknown, denotes that strange things will cast a shadow of ill luck over you. See Mystery.


Railway Tracks


Ground Beef


Train Driver

To dream of a train driver or train engineer represents an aspect of yourself that is responsible for long term plans or goals being kept on track. Being in complete control of a situation that is goal oriented.


Trapped

To dream of being trapped represents waking life situations where you feel restricted or confined. You may feel stuck in your job, health, or personal relationship. A problem in waking life that you feel there is no escaping. You may also feel that you're in a rut or are bored of the same daily monotony. Feeling that life has "cast a net over you."

Negatively, dreams of being trapped may reflect waking life situations where you've been caught being dishonest with no excuses left. Feeling forced to face the truth.

To dream of being trapped in a room may reflect feelings of completely unable to escape a waking life situation. Feeling that you are total loser or total failure and can't do anything about it. Having to way to extricate yourself from a problem.

To dream of being trapped in a windowless room may reflect a fear of being stuck as you are with no way to ever know what is going to happen to you next. Feeling stuck in a situation that feels so dangerous that you can't do anything at all about it.

To dream of being trapped in an unhappy relationship or marriage represents feelings of about some area of your life that you feel unhappy thinking is permanent. Possibly a sign that you are unhappy with your job, relationship, home, neighborhood, car, clothes, physical appearance, or something else that is ingrained into yourself. Feeling stupid that you can't move on with your life. It may also reflect feelings about the partner in your current relationship having too much control or leverage for you to easily leave them.

Example: A woman dreamed of being trapped in her childhood home. In real life she felt impotent to confront a number of family issues because she was afraid to anger her family.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of being trapped. In waking life she felt stuck in an unhappy marriage.

Example 3: A man felt trapped in a wall. In waking life he felt trapped in poor economic conditions.


Stuffed Animals


An Organism Living On Another


Labor Pangs


Train Tracks

To dream of a train track symbolizes a journey in life or long term goal that requires commitment. Something that requires you to "stay on track" for a long period of time.

Negatively, train tracks may reflect obligations you are having anxiety or second thoughts about. Unpleasant feelings about having to stay on course with a long term goal. Fearing making a change to your plans. Too much focus on keeping a routine. Unavoidable confrontation or a situation that can't be stopped. A "one track" mind.

Example: A woman dreamed of having her foot stuck in a railway track crossing as a train started to come towards her. She desperately tried to get her foot out of the track and couldn't. In waking life was having doubts about her upcoming wedding. She ended up cancelling her wedding after this dream. The train tracks and oncoming train symbolism may have reflected her feelings about feeling "stuck" with the marriage because of her acceptance of the marriage proposal and fearing the wedding date getting closer when she wasn't really ready to be married.

Example 2: A man dreamed of two dogs fighting on a train track. In waking life he was having an argument with a co-worker about the direction a long-term project was headed.

Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing a train track. In waking life he felt that a problem in his life was leading to an unavoidable confrontation.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of needing to stay on a train track. In waking life she felt that she needed to stick with a diet in order to lose weight.


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