Dreams, Symbols and Their Meaning

Dream Symbols by Letter:

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Accident
Dreaming of an accident is a warning to pay attention to a certain situation in your real life before it gets out of control.

Achievement
To dream of an achievement denotes that you will be greatly satisfied with the outcome of a situation or project. The bigger the achievement, the greater the satisfaction.

Acne
Dreaming of having acne symbolizes self-esteem issues and your insecurities. You are not comfortable with yourself and feel out of place in certain situations.

Actor / Actress
To see an actor or actress in your dream represents your pursuit of pleasure. Your admiration of a particular celebrity may lead to a desire to have some of their physical or personality traits. To dream that you are an actor denotes that your hard work and labor will be well worth it in the end. Also see Celebrity.

Adoption
To dream that you or others were adopting a child indicates that you are taking on something new and different. Ask yourself what is missing in your life that would make you happy. To dream that you were adopted suggests that you are longing for the child within you.

Afraid
To dream that you were afraid to continue on in some situation signifies trouble in the home and failure in your school or professional life. To see others afraid in your dream signifies that one of your friends will be so wrapped up in his or her own problem that they will not be able to help you out with some favor.

Airplane
To see an airplane in your dream indicates that you will overcome your obstacles and rise above to a new level of prominence and status. You may experience a higher consciousness, newfound freedom and greater awareness. To dream that a plane crashes, on the other hand, suggests that you have set overly high and unrealistic goals for yourself.

Alcohol
To dream that you are drinking alcohol in excess signifies feelings of insecurity and regret. You may be worried that people will discover your true identity. If you dream of hiding your drinking from someone, especially from a parent, means you have been keeping a secret that is going to end up hurting you if you don't let it out.

Alien
To dream about an alien signifies a particular person or event that is extremely foreign and new to you. You feel that you are at a complete loss as to how to handle or control a person, circumstance, or situation.

Alley
To dream of an alley suggests that you feel limited, restricted, or confined from doing something that you want to do. You feel stuck and don't know how to escape.

Ambulance
Indicates that your careless activities and indiscretion may lead to major problems and complications. This dream may also stem from your own fears of declining health or the worry that you have contracted a disease. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to stop and pay close attention to some waking situation.

Amusement Park
Dreaming of being at an amusement park represents a busy and stressful daily life. You need to set aside some time for leisure and more enjoyment in your life.

Animals
May represent your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, or 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.

Apology
If you dream about either giving or receiving an apology, this is a reference to your friends. You may be expressing a fear of losing a friend, or you may be making a new friend.

Aquarium
To see an aquarium in your dream symbolizes that you are aware of what you are feeling, but you have not yet confronted these feelings. This dream may also refer to your unconscious thoughts or desires. An aquarium dream can indicate that you need to take some time for yourself to relax and have fun. Also see Fish.

Argument
Suggests that you are trying to resolve some internal conflict or unsettled issue in your waking life. Consider who you are arguing with in the dream and what you are arguing about and what that might symbolize. How does he or she reflect some person or aspect of yourself in your waking life? Also see Fighting.

Army
Dreaming of an overpowering force indicates that you feel you are on your own and against all others. You are outnumbered and feel pressured.

Arrested
Indicates issues of control and restraint. Some aspect of yourself may have been prevented from fully developing. Alternatively, it may represent feelings of guilt. Also see Jail.

Athlete
To dream you are an athlete suggests that you have pushed yourself to the limits. You have achieved something that you thought you could not do.

Attack
To dream that you're attacking someone indicates that your ill-mood and temper may cause harm to another. You are releasing some pent-up frustration and anger. You feel that you have been wronged. Such feelings may be easier and safer for you to express in your dream. To dream that you are being attacked by someone, on the other hand, signifies that questions have been raised about your character resulting in a need to defend yourself. You are feeling stressed, vulnerable and helpless. You may also be faced with difficult changes in your waking life. To dream that you are being attacked by an animal is a warning to be careful with those around you. Take notice of people in your waking life who share and exhibit the same qualities of the animal that attacked you in your dream.

Attic
Represents hidden memories or repressed thoughts that are being revealed. An attic also symbolizes your mind, spirituality, and your connection to the higher self.

Audience
If you dream of being in front of an audience, it means that the people around you are paying close attention to your actions. It could also symbolize your fears of having someone discover or reveal your private thoughts.
 

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B

Baby
A baby signifies innocence, warmth and new beginnings. A love may be blooming for you in your near future. You will also make fun new friends. Babies may also symbolize something pure in your own inner nature. If you dream of a crying baby, part of yourself may feel deprived of attention and affection.

Babysitting
To dream of babysitting children represents your need to make stronger friendships based on real affection and values, instead of superficial things. If the baby you are taking care of is crying, you are lacking understanding from others. If you dream that someone is babysitting you, you are frustrated that others try to manage your life for you. In other words, you want more freedom.

Backpack
Often represents unfinished business; part of it is your own, and part is stress you feel on behalf of others. If the bag on your back is overly heavy or very large, you're carrying an unreasonable burden in real life.

Backyard
Dreaming of a green, grassy backyard is a forecast of personal happiness. If the yard was messy, weedy or you felt scared, there are hostile influences around you at the moment and you should avoid any changes for the time being.

Balcony
To dream that you were on a balcony refers to your desire to be seen and noticed. It may also mean that you are on your way up the social ladder. If the balcony collapsed or seemed dangerous, you may hear sad news about, or from, distant friends.

Bar
To dream that you are in a bar represents your desire to escape stressful situations occurring in your life and retreat to a peaceful or relaxing environment.

Barefoot
To dream that you are barefoot represents your playfulness and relaxed, carefree attitude. Also see Feet.

Basement
Symbolizes your unconscious mind and intuition. If the basement is clean and neat, you are happy and well-adjusted. If the basement is dark and spooky or messy and dirty, you are unhappy with your life right now.

Bat
Often represents the constant nagging of the pestering and annoying people around you and the events associated with them.

Bathroom
If you dream that you are in the bathroom, you may be due for a period of self-renewal. It's time to get rid of some burdens or emotions that are weighing you down.

Beach
The beach in your dream symbolizes the meeting between your two states of mind. The sand represents your rational brain, while the water symbolizes your irrational and emotional aspects. To dream that you are on the beach and looking out toward the ocean indicates unknown and major changes that are occurring in your life. To dream that you are looking toward the beach suggests that you are returning to what is familiar to you. To dream of relaxing on a beach means that the coming weeks will be calm and peaceful for you. To dream that you are working on the beach represents a project that will take up most of your time.

Bed / Bedroom
To dream that you are in the bedroom signifies aspects of yourself that you keep private. It also represents feelings regarding your intimate relationships. A neatly made bed means you feel in control. A messy bed represents a difficult relationship.

Betrayal
To dream that you have been betrayed represents your suspicions of another person, relationship, or situation. This dream usually occurs when you have feelings of insecurities and are facing major commitments.

Bicycle
To dream that you are riding a bicycle signifies the need to balance work and pleasure in your life.

Birth
To dream of giving birth can represent the beginning of a new project or stage of life. If you dream that you are giving birth to anything non-human, you are holding back from expressing your inner creativity and "real" self because you fear that others will judge you or that they will not accept your ideals. More obviously, it may represent anxiety about being pregnant. This dream is very common among pregnant women and represents anxieties over the health of the baby. Also see Pregnant.

Blood
Blood in a dream can have many meanings. To dream that you are bleeding represents feeling a loss of power. You may be suffering from exhaustion or feeling emotionally drained. It may also denote bitter confrontations between you and your friends. Your past actions may have come back to haunt you. Try to avoid any sort of controversy with friends or relatives.

Boat
A boat in your dream symbolizes how well you cope and express your emotions. If you mainly experience "smooth sailing," you're good at handling your feelings. It's also a lucky dream. If the waters are rough, however, you need to work on this aspect of yourself.

Book
Opening a new book means starting a new chapter in one's life. Dreaming of finding a book in an open area can represent being open to new ideas and religious feelings. Children's books in dreams symbolize memories from childhood. This dream may also suggest your desire to escape from reality and retreat into some fantasy world. Also see Library.

Boy / Boyfriend
To dream of a boy who you are crushing on in real life is usually just a straightforward reflection of your feelings for him. If you dream that you're in love with a boy who you don't like in real life, your dream could be telling you that you are overlooking good qualities in that person that makes him worth crushing on.

Bridge
Bridges often signify travel and transitions. Dreaming of a bridge over water suggests that you could be conflicted in your emotions. If the bridge was unstable or collapsing, it could mean problems in a friendship or love relationship.

Burn
Signifies the disintegration of something, or a loss that is beyond your control. It can also involve an emotion like anger dissipating and coming to an end.

Bus
To dream of a bus means you've been going along with the crowd and need to start acting on your own initiative. If you missed your bus in the dream, you may feel that others are leaving you behind socially or emotionally. You are having difficulty achieving your personal goals. To dream that you are in a bus accident signifies that you will find yourself in an embarrassing situation.
 

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C

Cage
To dream of a cage indicates the feeling of being restrained and restricted from something you desire. You have no way of getting out and feel helpless.

Calendar
A calendar on the wall suggests that you are well organized and prepared. If you see yourself writing or making marks on a calendar, it symbolizes that you are marking time until a certain event comes to pass. If someone in your dream gives you a calendar as a gift, you will have much disappointment in the week ahead. If you destroy a calendar, you either feel hopelessly unorganized or you've decided to make a brand new start in the direction of your life.

Camera
To see a camera in your dream means you are trying to live in the past, or that you don't have a clear picture of a current situation. If you dream about running out of film, you may not have the tools or experience to deal with a current situation on your own. Ask for help.

Car
To dream that you are driving a car symbolizes your ambition and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Consider how smooth or rough the car ride is - that suggests how easy or hard your path will be to your goals. Also consider whether you are driving the car or are merely a passenger because that indicates whether you take an active or passive role in your life. If you are a passenger, it can also mean your knowledge will earn you good fortune, especially if the car is expensive.

Castle
Signifies your hopes and dreams for the future. It is expressing the inner desires that you might not have even realized you had.

Cat
Cats represent power, freedom and the animal self, especially for females. To dream of being a cat means you will triumph in an upcoming conflict. If you don't like cats, or you have an unpleasant experience with them in your dream, you are uncomfortable in some way with the more feminine side of your personality. Also see Kitten.

Celebrity
Dreaming that you are a celebrity means your desires and wishes may be beyond your reach at the present moment. To dream that a friend or lover becomes a celebrity suggests your fear of losing the friendship and loyalty of this person. To see a celebrity in your dream, or even to be dating or making out with a famous person in your dream, represents your understanding about him or her and the feelings he/she generates in you. Something in your waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings. It is not uncommon that a real-life obsession with a certain celebrity may carry over into your dream world. Celebrities are often seen as heroes and role models for certain qualities or the fame and acceptance we want to achieve ourselves. To dream about a celebrity dying signifies that your feelings about that person are changing significantly. Perhaps you no longer admire what they once represented to you. Alternatively, you may want to repress that aspect of yourself represented by that celebrity. Also see Actor/Actress.

Cemetery
Means self-renewal and giving up old attitudes or habits.

Chase
Dreaming of being chased symbolizes a real fear of being pursued by someone or something. It may also have to do with unresolved circumstances, situations, or emotions that you cannot seem to escape from or avoid.

Cheetah
To see a cheetah in your dream means you are being too lazy and that you need to get moving and become more active in the pursuit of your goals.

Choking
To dream that you are choking on an object suggests that you may find it difficult to believe some advice, or accept what someone is telling you. If you are choking on food, then it may be an expression of your guilt about something. To dream that someone is choking you means you are suppressing your feelings; you have difficulties in showing your fear, anger, or love.

Christmas
Symbolizes family togetherness, reunions and celebration. It is also representative of new beginnings and fresh starts.

Church
Represents a need to be appreciated by those you love.

Cliff
Dreaming of a cliff represents a threat or a feeling of vulnerability. You are up against an event or something that you are afraid to tackle. Falling from the cliff symbolizes losing control of yourself or a particular situation.

Climb
A dream of climbing indicates the measures you are taking to achieve and accomplish your goals. It may be a struggle, but either way, you are finally reaching the top.

Clothes
To dream that your clothes are dirty and you are trying to clean them means you want to change something about your personality. To dream that you are constantly changing your clothes represents the desire for change and your need to fit into a new situation. To dream that you can't find anything to wear indicates anxiety or nervousness about fitting into some social group or situation - you're not sure who to be these days.

Clouds
A fast-moving cloudy sky in a dream means you're getting ready to release your anger about a situation. Thick, slow-moving clouds represent confusion. If you dream of walking on clouds, you have the ability and optimism to achieve much happiness in your life.

Clown
To dream of a clown foretells that you will ignore important things because you will be distracted with worry over silly matters.

Cold
To dream that you are cold suggests that you are experiencing a breakthrough in some area in your life. Alternatively, you may be feeling isolated by someone. Your sense of coldness could reflect your feelings about that person. If the whole world is cold or frozen over in your dream, this signifies that you need to be more objective in your decision making - don't let your emotions get the better of you.

Competition
Represents your need to grow and expand. Learn the value of endurance and perseverance. Also make sure to be more assertive. If you dream of winning a competition, you have the necessary skills to accomplish a goal or solve a problem in your life. If you dream of watching a competition, you may feel that others are passing you by in some way - socially or romantically - and you are just "sitting on the sidelines" of life. You need to get more confidence and become more involved in things.

Computer
If you dream of a computer, pay careful attention to the other symbols in your dream. The computer is saying "put the pieces together to understand the overall meaning." Also, if you use a computer a lot during your waking life for work or play, your dream could be telling you to get out more and take a break from the screen. If you dream of someone hacking into your computer, there is a sense that your privacy is being invaded. You may be overwhelmed and have the feeling that you are at the mercy of another.

Cooking
To dream of cooking is very lucky, whether it was yourself or someone else doing the cooking. It is a promise of material comforts in the near future. A dream of cooking broth or soup predicts an eventual rise to a position of great power.

Crash
Dreaming of being in a crash or something crashing around you signifies the bringing to an end of an emotion or fear that was causing stress. It can also represent the fear of getting into an actual accident.

Crime / Criminal
To dream that you chase or capture a criminal is a positive omen that means you will overcome your rivals. To dream of witnessing a crime indicates that others are wasting or taking over your time, energy, and ideas. To dream that you are a criminal foretells unpleasantness in your social life. You may also be overstepping your boundaries. If you dream of being an accomplice to a crime, you are feeling guilty about something.

Crowd
To dream that you are in or part of a crowd means you need to make some space for yourself. It also suggests that you need to start thinking more for yourself instead of following others.

Crying
If you dream you are crying, your mind is helping to achieve emotional balance while you sleep. You are getting out frustrations that would slow you down in your waking life. To see others crying in your dream foretells unexpected calls for your help from others.
 

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Dance
Usually represents feelings of freedom, sexuality or a positive attitude.

Darkness
If you dream you cannot find someone in the darkness, you need to keep your temper in better control in real life. To dream of being lost in the darkness represents feelings of insecurity or sadness. If you are groping around in the darkness in your dream, you are having trouble making a decision because you don't have enough information. Do your research and do not rush into a choice.

Date / Dating
Dreaming about being on a date suggests that you are getting to know some hidden aspects of yourself. You are acknowledging your hidden talents. Alternatively, it may reflect your anxieties about dating or finding acceptance.

Death
Dreams about death are not necessarily bad omens, but they usually represent anxious or angry feelings. To dream of your own death is actually positive - it means renewal and letting go of an old stage of life. This is also a common dream when you are getting over an illness - and it's a good sign that you are getting better. However, if you dream that you are dying slowly, you need to drastically change your routine and reenergize your life. To dream about the death of a loved one suggests that you are lacking a certain quality that the loved one represents.

Demons
Represent negativity and distress. Seeing demons in dreams also forewarns of overindulgence. If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something.

Depression
Dreaming about feeling depressed indicates that you are having a hard time figuring out the root of your sadness. You may also be facing consequences for your actions.

Detention
Signifies guilt or shame about your actions. You need to learn to forgive yourself. Are you punishing yourself for something?

Diary
If you dream of writing in a diary, you should pay close attention to the other symbols in your dream because they contain an important key to your future happiness. To dream that someone is reading your diary, or to dream that your diary is stolen, indicates that you are keeping secrets. You have difficulties telling others how you really feel.

Dinner
To dream that you are eating dinner alone means that you will need to do some serious thinking about your goals and direction in life. Alternatively, it may represent independence or lack of social skills. To dream that you are eating dinner with others is positive, signifying your acceptance of others. It suggests that now is a time to reflect and share past experiences.

Dirty
If you dream of being in dirty or messy surroundings, it is a positive omen meaning that whatever is worrying you will soon come to an orderly conclusion.

Doctor
To dream of visiting a doctor at his office represents disagreements between members of a family. Dreams of talking to a doctor in a social setting (like a party) are very lucky, meaning you will have good health and prosperity. If you dream that you are engaged to marry a doctor, someone you know could be trying to deceive you. Dreaming that a doctor makes an incision in your flesh means you may be bothered by some malicious person or have bad luck in your finances.

Dog
Pay attention to dreams about dogs, as they often bring important messages. Dog dreams that are positive mean that the dreamer is lucky in friendship. A threatening dog signifies discomfort with large social groups. Also see Puppy.

Door
Dream doors can have several meanings: An open door means a new opportunity while walking through a door means you will take it. A choice of many doorways represents a difficult decision you must make in real life. A locked door means someone is hiding things or is stopping you from doing something you want, especially if you were locked out of someplace. If you are locked in, you might have a change of location in your life.

Drink
To dream that you are drinking water indicates spiritual refreshment. You will find fulfillment and peace by looking within yourself and into your past. To dream that you are drinking alcohol denotes that you are seeking either pleasure or escape. To dream of drinking alcohol in excess signifies feelings of insecurity and regret; you worry that people will discover who you really are.

Driving
To dream that you are driving a vehicle signifies your life's journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life. If you are driving and cannot see the road ahead of you, then it indicates that you do not know where you are headed in life and what you really want to do with yourself. You are lacking direction and goals. Dreaming of driving a car in reverse suggests you have set unrealistic financial or career goals for yourself.

Drowning
Drowning in a dream signifies you can no longer hide your feelings about a certain situation. These dreams usually occur when the dreamer is feeling overwhelmed in real life.
 

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Earthquake
Dreaming of earthquakes or other natural disasters represents the things you are dealing with that are out of your control. It may be an unexpected problem or circumstance that you are stressed about.

Eating
Pleasurable dreams about eating mean you are happy in a real life relationship. If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation. To dream of eating alone means you're feeling sad. Also see Food.

Elephant
Seeing an elephant in your dream is great luck, signifying that you are laying a solid groundwork for wealth and success. You will have power, strength and prosperity. If you feed an elephant in your dream, you will elevate yourself in your community through your kindness. To dream of riding on the elephant signifies good news from afar, but to dream that you fell off while riding it suggests enemies are looking to harm you.

Elevator
Descending elevators in dreams are usually negative, suggesting repressed emotions or anxiety about losing social status. A rising elevator also represents anxiety, but signifies that the trouble is almost over. Dreams about being in an elevator crash are common and symbolize some basic fear in the dreamer's life.

Embarrassment
To dream of being embarrassed is a warning that one of your friends may be acting falsely. To observe others being embarrassed in your dream is a warning against repeating gossip.

Escalator
Dreams about escalators represent changes in your lifestyle or romantic status. Going down an escalator is a common metaphor for entering into deeper levels of awareness. Going up means you will succeed in getting where you want to go, but there will be challenges along the way.

Exam
If you dream of an exam, it means that you are being put on the spot to prove an ability, your loyalty, or truthfulness to someone else.

Excitement
Dreaming of being excited indicates there is something coming your way that will bring you happiness.

Exercise
To dream about exercising is an omen of good luck if you enjoyed it. But if it was tiring or unpleasant, the dream is a warning to avoid forcing any issues - don't push or try to get an answer out of someone for a few weeks.

Eye / Eyes
To dream that your eyes are closed suggests your refusal to see the truth about something. This dream can also mean that you are avoiding intimacy. You may be expressing feelings of hurt, pain or sympathy. To injure your eyes, get something in them, or be otherwise worried about them is a warning that someone is trying to trick you. If the main feature of your dream was the beauty of the eyes, the meaning is that you can count on the sincere love of those who matter to you. To dream of having a black eye also symbolizes your refusal to see the truth about something. You may be experiencing emotional pain, possibly related to a romantic situation.
 

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Falling
Falling dreams are very common and often happen when we've started something new, like a year of school or a job. Falling a long distance and landing safely in a dream means you should trust your instincts to safely lead you out of difficulty.

Family
If you dream about family, it may be a way for your mind to express feelings and concerns about your real family that you could not express in daily life. Some believe that this dream usually has nothing to do with your actual family members, but rather the male and female sides of your own personality or self. So in a dream, your father may represent your expressive and protective aspects, while your mother could stand for your receptive and nurturing side. If family members behave very differently in a dream than they do in real life, or if unexpected things happen when you are with your dream family, the dream is probably a way of releasing your anxiety about real life family issues.

Fat
To dream of being fat often means you are feeling guilty about having done something you shouldn't. If you dream of someone else getting fat, you may have done something towards them that you regret. Or, it could mean that you are jealous of the person in some way.

Fear
Dreaming about a fear of yours means that you are having anxiety about certain events in your life. You may not be as successful in a particular task as you had hoped.

Feet
To see your own feet in a dream symbolizes your foundation, stability and sense of understanding. You may need to be more practical and sensible, or it can mean you are ready for more independence and freedom in your life. If you dream that you are washing your feet, you will let others take advantage of you. If you dream that you have big feet, people admire you and find you attractive. If you dream of having no feet, this foretells unexpected obstacles in your path. Also see Barefoot.

Fighting
To dream of participating in a physical fight means that you will be threatened by someone about something related to your status or finances. If you saw others fighting in your dream, you are unwilling to admit your own problems and turmoil. You need to take more responsibility for solving your own problems in real life. Also see Argument.

Fire
Fire can represent passion and anger, and can also mean transition. If you dream of being caught in a fire, a transition will be difficult. If you dream of being warmed by a fire and the feeling in your dream is positive, it is a symbol of illumination, transformation and enlightenment. You are waking up to the positive powers within you. To dream of being burned by fire indicates that your temper is getting out of control. Some issue or situation is burning you up inside. To dream that a house is on fire signifies passion and loving companions.

Fireworks
Dreaming about fireworks means that you like to be the center of attention and are showing off to others. It also symbolizes enthusiasm and exhilaration.

Fish
Fish are lucky in dreams, representing spiritual growth and transformation. To see fish swimming in your dream signifies insights from your unconscious mind. To dream of catching a fish represents important insights about yourself and your life which have been brought to the surface. To dream about eating fish symbolizes your beliefs, spirituality, luck and energy. To see a dead or dying fish signifies disappointment and loss of power or money. Also see Aquarium.

Floor
Represents your support system of friends and family. It may also represent the division between your unconscious and conscious mind. To see a polished, wooden floor in your dream indicates that you are fully aware of your unconscious feelings and thoughts, and you are keeping these suppressed. To see a slanted floor in your dream means that you are deviating too far from your original plans and goals. If you dream that the floor you are walking on is sticky, you may feel that you are being repressed or held back by people who think they are acting in your best interests.

Flying
Dreaming of flying represents being alone and is a signal to think positively and have confidence in yourself. You can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.

Food
Pleasurable dreams about food mean you are happy in a real life relationship. If you dream of being chased or eaten by food items, you are trying to avoid a situation in real life that involves strong emotions. To dream about rotten or spoiled food suggests that you are feeling sluggish and emotionally drained. You may also be regretting missed opportunities for growth and pleasure. Also see Eating.

Forest
Dreaming of a forest signifies a feeling of being lost or confused. You are having difficulty finding a solution for a situation or problem and do not know how to conquer it.

Friends
Signify aspects of your personality that have been developing and making you grow as a person. The relationships you have with those around you are important in learning about yourself, so look to the friends you dreamed about for signals of personality traits they have that you desire in yourself, and work on those things. Additionally, dreaming of friends sometimes foretells that you will hear happy news from them.

Frustration
Dreaming about being frustrated represents a feeling of being unable to cope with something going on in your life. You are concerned about the direction of your life.

Funeral
If you dream of your own funeral, you are giving up a part of yourself or an old way of acting. This dream often means that you are trying to ignore a situation that needs to be confronted and dealt with directly. To dream that you are at somebody else's funeral means you are burying an old relationship and closing the lid on the past. You may be letting go of old feelings you've been clinging onto. If you dream you are attending a funeral for a parent who is still living in real life, you need to separate yourself from your parents' restrictions. The symbolic death may give you the courage you need to take the next step toward your independence.

Furniture
Represents how you feel about yourself and your family. It refers to your relationships with others and how they fit into your life. To dream that you are moving furniture indicates that you are going out of your way to please others. Also, you may be changing your ways and trying to reevaluate your relationships/attitudes. To see old or worn furniture in your dream symbolizes outdated attitudes, former relationships, and/or old ways of thinking.
 

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Garage
If you dream that you are in a garage, you may be bored with your life. You may also be feeling that you have no direction or guidance when it comes to achieving your goals. If you dream of opening a garage door, you have made up your mind about something. If you close the door, you are putting off your goals for the sake of other people. If you dream of driving a car into a garage, your accomplishments will bring you happiness and security.

Garbage
Dreaming of garbage means you are ready to throw out old ideas and attitudes. It is a good dream signifying transition and renewal.

Gas Station
To dream that you are at the gas station indicates a need to reenergize and revitalize yourself. It may also suggest you should try to help others more.

Ghost
In general, seeing ghosts in your dreams symbolizes aspects of yourself that you fear. This may involve a painful memory, guilt, or some repressed thoughts. You may be anxious about your ability to achieve something in real life. Or, you may be afraid of death and dying.

Gift
To dream of a gift means that something is coming to you, so have high expectations. It will make you feel better about whatever you are going through.

Girl / Girlfriend
To dream of a girlfriend can be a straightforward representation of feelings or anxieties about your real life girlfriend. If you don't have one in real life, the dream represents a desire for more affection and appreciation.

Glass
To dream that you are drinking from a glass is an omen of good luck. If you dream of looking through glass, disappointments will interfere with your brightest hopes. To see broken glass in your dream suggests something you thought would last a long time will end surprisingly and too soon.

Gossip
To dream that you are being gossiped about means that something good will come your way. If you are gossiping about another person, it will lead to humiliation for you.

Grades
If you dream of getting excellent grades, you will succeed because you have a great deal of confidence and belief in yourself. To dream of getting bad or failing grades is an insecurity dream. It symbolizes the dreamer's feelings of not being good enough and a fear of not having a winning personality.

Grandparents
Dreaming of grandparents symbolizes all of the encouragement that is instilled in you. You have confidence in yourself and do not need to hear it from other people.

Grass
A dream about grass, especially if you lie down in it, means you are comfortable and happy with who you are.

Grounded
To dream of being grounded predicts an important problem involving a decision you will find difficult to make. Before you commit yourself, get advice from someone who is experienced in life. To dream of being released from a grounding means you have enough information to make an important choice.

Gun
May mean that you feel pressured by a male person in your life. It can also represent anxiety and the need for protection.
 

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Hair
Long hair in dreams represents strength and beauty. If you dream of seeing a woman with blonde hair, or if you dreamed of having blonde hair (when you don't in real life), you will be a true friend to your girlfriends. Brunette hair symbolizes loyalty. Red hair in dreams usually symbolizes changes in the dreamer's life. Curly hair in dreams foretells that someone will try to seduce you. To dream of hair falling out means you will have to take care of yourself and not depend on others. If you dream of washing your hair, you need to take a different approach towards some real life situation or relationship.

Hallway
Often represents spiritual growth and learning. They can also mean the dreamer has untapped psychic abilities. A dream of walking through a long hallway or corridor can also represent your frustration in trying to escape a repetitive situation.

Hand
Represents your relationship to those around you and how you connect with the world. Hands serve as a form of communication. Perhaps you need to extend a helping hand to someone. In particular, the left hand symbolizes your graciousness and feminine, receptive qualities. The right hand symbolizes masculine, active attributes.

Happy
To dream that you are happy may be a means of self help and often indicates that you need some cheering up. You may be trying to compensate for the sadness or stress in your waking life.

Heights
If you dream of being at a great height, it is a warning to avoid getting involved with a person or a group that you know is not good for you. Otherwise, you will suffer major embarrassment.

Help / Helping
If you dream that someone helped you, it means that you will need assistance and you should not hesitate to ask for it. If you dream that you help someone, or someone asked you for help, it means that you will succeed without needing help from anyone.

Hiding
To dream that you are hiding suggests that you are keeping a secret or avoiding telling the truth. However, you may be getting ready to reveal and confess before somebody finds out. If you dream that somebody else is hiding, you are feeling the need for security and protection.

Hit / Hitting
If you dream of hitting something or someone, this symbolizes unexpressed anger and aggression. You tend to keep your negative feelings inside instead of expressing them in a healthy way.

Holding Hands
A dream about holding hands with someone means that you need and want to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from someone.

Home
If you dream that you cannot find your way home, you have lost faith and belief in yourself. This dream may also signify a major transition in your life. To see your home in your dream signifies security, basic needs, and values. You may finally be feeling settled and comfortable in a new environment.

Horse
The horse is a lucky animal in dreams, suggesting the dreamer is in control of his/her life. If you dream of a runaway horse, you are scared by your own strong, passionate feelings.

Hospital
If you dream of a hospital, you are worried that you didn't do a thorough job on a recent project.

Hot
To dream that you are hot signifies passion and emotion. You may "have the hots" for someone. It may also reflect a situation that is potentially dangerous.

Hotel
Hotel dreams suggest the dreamer needs to learn a new way to think about an old problem in order to solve it.

Hug
A very pleasant dream symbol. It suggests love and tenderness. It is also symbolic of comfort and protection. The only time that this dream symbol has negative connotations is if you were to be hugged by a very unpleasant person or someone that you consider "evil." Otherwise, it is a sweet and comforting dream symbol.

Hunger
To dream about being hungry means you feel unappreciated for something. It can also mean you're not getting what you need from an important real life relationship.
 

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Ice
Dreams about ice often mean that you are nervous about a real life endeavor. They can also be a sign that you don't care for someone as much as they care for you. If you dream of standing on cracking ice (or falling through ice into water), it is a warning against trying to advance at the expense of others.

Illness
Suggests you may be hanging onto an old idea or relationship that is not good for you.

Injury
If you dream that you are injured, it indicates that you have been offended or emotionally hurt by someone else. If you dream of injuring someone else, it signifies that you are inflicting the same pain on another person.

Intruder
Dreaming about an intruder symbolizes someone or something that has interfered with your peace of mind by forcing a situation upon you.

Invisible
If you dream that you are invisible, you feel like you're not being noticed or recognized for what is important to you. To dream that someone else is invisible represents unresolved issues or feelings regarding that person. Perhaps you feel they don't pay enough attention to you.

Invitation
To dream about a written or printed invitation foretells a period of depression or boredom coming, but a dream about getting an invitation by word of mouth forecasts an increase in social activity.

Island
If you dream of escaping to an island, you can solve a problem by yourself if you take some time alone. This dream can also mean you are trying to avoid your true, inner feelings about a person or situation in your life.
 

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Jail
If you dream that you are in jail, you are feeling suffocated in a relationship or situation. If you dream your crush is in jail, it is a signal that this person is deceitful and untrustworthy. Also see Arrested.

Jealousy
If you dream that you are jealous of another person, it is likely that such feelings are carried over from your waking life, even if you didn't realize it. To dream that someone else is jealous of you suggests that you have a fear of true intimacy. If you dream of trying to make someone else jealous, you are lacking a strong sense of self-worth. Work on gaining confidence in yourself.

Jewelry
Suggests that your physical health will improve. They also signify inner strength and confidence.

Job
To dream that you are looking for a job suggests that you are unfulfilled and feeling frustrated in the current phase of your life. To dream about your current job represents your satisfaction and contentment with the way things are going in your life. It may also mean that there is some task that must be done at once.

Journey
If you dream of being on a journey, it indicates that you are making progress with an event or obstacle in your life.

Jumping
If jumping over things is a strong feature in a dream, you will have great success in your real life endeavors. To dream that you or someone else jumps from a great height suggests that you are learning about and acknowledging aspects of your inner self. This dream may also symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task.
 

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Kidnapped
If you dream of being kidnapped or abducted, you are being controlled by your circumstances or by someone in real life. A dream about witnessing a kidnapping means you will receive unexpected news.

Kill
To dream about killing is not necessarily negative. It often means the dreamer is letting go of old habits and attitudes in order to go on to a new stage of life. To dream that you have been killed suggests that your actions are disconnected from your emotions. Also, it may mean that there are drastic changes occurring in your life.

Kiss
To dream of being kissed often means the dreamer will realize something important that can help them to achieve success in real life. It can also mean that someone you know is not telling you the whole truth. To see others kissing in your dream suggests that you are too involved in their personal lives and relationships. You need to give them some space. To dream of a kiss on the cheek, whether you gave or received it, symbolizes kindness and friendship.

Kitchen
Dreams that take place in a kitchen signify the dreamer's need for emotional and spiritual nourishment.

Kitten
To see a kitten in your dream signifies deceit and trouble ahead. If you dream about a litter of kittens, you may be drawn into a social conflict. This dream could also suggest that you are somehow feeling disconnected from the more feminine side of your personality. Also see Cat.

Knife
If you dream about a knife, you may be worried about a male person in your life. This dream might also mean you can solve your problems by being honest with others about your fears and anxieties.

Knocking
If you hear knocking in your dream, it may mean that your unconscious is trying to attract your attention and wake you up. Knocking can also mean that a new door will be opening and offering you a great opportunity.
 

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Ladder
Dreaming of a ladder means that you will achieve new understanding of yourself. It also suggests growth in your social life. This is a great time to make new friends!

Lake
To see a lake in your dream shows your emotional state of mind. If the lake is clear and calm, it symbolizes your inner peace. If the lake is cloudy and disturbed, then you may be going through a rough time emotionally.

Late
To dream that you are late for something represents your fear of change and your anxiety about seizing an opportunity. You may feel unready or unworthy in your current circumstances. You may also be conflicted over decisions about your future.

Laughter
To dream you are laughing is a lucky omen that predicts you will be surrounded by nice friends and have success in important areas of your life. To hear the cheerful laughter of children means you will enjoy excellent health. If others laughed at you in your dream, you will soon have good news related to a money issue. To hear evil, demonic laughing in your dream represents feelings of humiliation or helplessness.

Learning
If you dream of learning something, you will take great interest in acquiring knowledge. And if you are careful with your time and stick to your goals, you will advance far.

Leaves
To see leaves in your dream signifies newfound happiness and an improvement in your school grades or your job situation. If you see fresh green leaves in your dream, you will marry a rich person. To see brown or withered leaves in your dream signifies fallen hopes.

Leg
If you dream of having more than two legs, you are full of ideas and imagination, but they won't all come true - you need to focus on what's most important. If you are unable to move your legs in your dream, you may have financial troubles. To dream of having only one leg, or having an artificial leg, means you are representing yourself falsely to friends.

Letter
To dream that you receive a letter means that a new opportunity or challenge will soon come into your life. Letters in dreams can also be your mind's way of sending you messages from your subconscious.

Library
Dreams of libraries are strong suggestions from the unconscious mind that the dreamer needs to find meaning in his/her life. Also see Book.

Light
A dream featuring very bright light means you will solve a problem by learning to look at it in a new way. To dream of turning on lights foretells an unexpected reward for a past kindness. To turn out lights suggests that you will have a holiday or a well earned rest.

Limousine
To see a limousine in your dream means you have an exaggerated sense of self-importance. You may also feel the need to show off and impress others.

Lock
Dreams about locks mean you are frustrated and need to express your feelings about a situation in real life.

Lonely
To dream that you are lonely indicates feelings of rejection. You may be feeling that no one understands you.

Lost
If you dream that you are lost, you may be feeling worried and insecure about the path you are taking in life. Or, you may be trying to get accustomed to a new situation in which the rules and conditions are ever changing. If you dream that someone else is lost, you have unresolved feelings about that person.

Love
A dream about being in love suggests intense feelings carried over from a waking relationship. It implies happiness and contentment with what you have and where you are in life. On the other hand, if you're not in a love relationship in real life, this dream suggests that you are not getting enough affection in your daily life.

Lunch
To dream of eating lunch suggests that you shouldn't let trivial matters interfere with your happiness or the way you pursue your goals.

Lying
If you dream that you are lying, it means you are trying to deceive yourself into believing in something that goes against your values. Ask yourself what you are hiding from yourself or from others. To dream that someone is calling you a liar means that you will be bothered by some deceitful person. If you dream that someone else is lying to you, this represents your growing distrust for that person.
 

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Maid
To see or have a maid in your dream suggests that you are depending too much on others for help. You need to be more independent and look after yourself. To dream that you are a maid indicates that you need to clear up the clutter in your life.

Mail
If you dream about receiving mail, it suggests that you need to communicate or reestablish contact with someone from your present/past. The mail may also be a way of referring to issues with a male in your life.

Mansion
Symbolizes your greatest potential and growth. If you dream about living in or visiting a mansion, you may feel that your current situation or relationship is in a rut. But have hope - your dream is a positive omen that you will someday leave your home for a better place and you will be lucky in life and finance.

Map
To dream of following a map means you are going in the right direction in a real life situation. It also symbolizes emotional and spiritual growth.

Marathon
Dreaming about a marathon represents an ongoing situation or circumstance that you are currently living through. It is a symbol to keep persisting so that you can get the result you desire.

Marriage
A dream about marriage means you are feeling balanced and in control of your emotions. If you dream your friend is getting married, you may be worried he/she is leaving you behind. If you have a dream that your friend marries your crush, you may have noticed some flirting between them in real life.

Mattress
The meaning of this dream is connected with the condition and/or comfort of the mattress. If the mattress was comfortable and clean, then it is an omen of good luck. If not, it is a warning to start saving for the rainy days ahead.

Medicine
To dream of giving or receiving medicine is very powerful. Pay attention to this dream, which is giving you important spiritual clues for achieving peace and happiness.

Menstruation
Indicates that you are releasing your pent-up tension and worry. It signals an end to your difficult times and the beginning of relaxation. In some cases, this dream may also mean that you are having trouble accepting your feminine side.

Message
If you dream of sending a message, this indicates you will be put in an unpleasant situation. To receive a message indicates future changes in your life.

Messy
If you dream of something being in a mess, it is a positive omen. Whatever is worrying or confusing you will soon come to an orderly conclusion.

Military
A dream that features people in military uniforms, or being in the military, signifies that the dreamer has been repressing emotions for too long and needs to release them.

Mirror
Mirrors in dreams symbolize the inner self. If the mirror in your dream is clear, it is a sign you should try harder to be yourself with friends and romantic partners. If the mirror is cloudy, you are sending mixed messages to those you care about. To break a mirror in your dream suggests that you are breaking an old image of yourself. You may be putting an end to an old habit. If you see a cracked or broken mirror in your dream, it represents self-image.

Money
A dream about money signifies the dreamer should be more attentive to family members.

Moon
The moon represents the feminine and the spiritual self. How the moon appears to you in your dream suggests how close or distant you are from your inner feelings. For example, seeing a full moon means that you are closely in touch with your instincts and inner emotions.

Mother
Mothers in dreams usually invoke powerful emotions. If you are dreaming about your mother, you may be addressing some real life issues or concerns about your mother in your dream, or your dream may be based on a valuable memory. If you dream of being a mother (and you don't have children in real life), this foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.

Mountain
If you dream of a mountain and you are at the top, it symbolizes the feeling that you have arrived and accomplished your goal. If you are at the bottom, you must prepare for a challenging task that lies ahead.

Movie
To dream that you are watching a movie suggests that you are watching life pass you by. Perhaps you are living vicariously through others. If you dream that you are playing a role in the movie, something from your unconscious is about to be revealed. It can also mean you are getting ready to play a new role in your life and go down a new path. Movies in dreams may also represent memories or scenes from your past.

Moving
If you dream of moving in or out of a house, important changes are about to take place in your life.

Mud
Dreaming about walking in mud represents a feeling of being weighed down by a situation or problem. If you dream that mud has gotten on you, it means you feel that your reputation is being attacked by others.

Music
Dreams that prominently feature music mean you have strong feelings that need to be expressed.

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Naked
Dreams of being naked in public mean that you are afraid of being seen for who you really are. They also suggest worry about being vulnerable to others.

Necklace
To dream that a loved one puts a necklace around your neck means an early marriage filled with love. If you dream of losing a necklace, you may experience sadness over a loved one.

Neighborhood
To dream about your neighborhood represents a sense of community and the need to be more active. You are expressing a need to develop new friends and new ties. Also consider your feelings about your real life neighbors.

Newspaper
To dream of newspapers suggests that people will find out about something wrong you did, which could affect your reputation.

Night
To dream of night time signifies obstacles in achieving your goals. You may find that some issues you are facing are still unclear. Take more time to think before making a decision.

Nightmare
If you had a nightmare, try to remember some specific images or events from the dream and look up the meanings of those symbols for a detailed interpretation. If you dreamed that you were having a nightmare - a very rare dream - it's possible that you are repressing a rather intense and deep-seated emotional problem. If you know what it is, talk it over with someone you trust. You must allow your mind to relax and heal.

Nose
Symbolizes wisdom and energy. A dream of having a big nose is lucky and means you will succeed in an upcoming endeavor. To dream of having a runny nose is very lucky, signifying very good luck for the dreamer, especially in terms of money and health.

Numbers
Numbers in dreams often represent something deeply significant from the dreamer's real life. The numbers could represent a date (for example, 112 could mean 1- the month of January, 12- the 12th day). Or, they may represent the age of a person you know or the time that an important event happened. Try to relate the dream numbers to your real life and see where they match. Alternatively, if you are worried about money in real life, dreams of numbers can be a reflection of this.

Nurse
Dreams featuring nurses are positive and suggest the end of a difficult time or specific problem in real life.
 

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Ocean
Dreams about the ocean are strong signals from the unconscious mind. If you dream of being lost at sea, you are unsure about your feelings for a certain person. A stormy sea or one with sea monsters suggests confusion and anxiety in the dreamer. On the other hand, a peaceful sea suggests the dreamer is comfortable with herself and her sexuality. If you dream of catching a big fish from the sea, a wonderful opportunity will come to you.

Office
To dream of being at an office indicates that you are overwhelmed by work or homework pressures. You have too much on your mind. Alternatively, this dream may symbolize your status, accomplishments and your place in the world.

Operation
A dream about having or performing an operation is very lucky. It means that old wounds and difficult emotions in the dreamer are being healed.

Outdoors
If your dream takes place outdoors, this symbolizes freedom, tranquility, restoration, and renewal. It may also mean that you want to fully experience and express your feelings and instincts.
 

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Package
Represents your hidden creative energy, skills and/or feelings. If you receive a package in the dream, you are acknowledging certain feelings or gaining new resources. But if you are giving or sending a package, you may be projecting your feelings onto another and not dealing with them.

Pain
To dream that you are in pain suggests you are being too hard on yourself about a situation that was out of your control. It can also be a reflection of real physical pain that carries over from your waking life.

Painting
Dreams about painting often signify renewal and emotional growth for the dreamer. To dream of painting a house suggests you are a creative person and you will find success in a project. Or, this dream could mean you are covering up something. To see a painting in your dream represents your need for self-expression. The painting is symbolic of your intuition and inner realizations.

Paper
To see blank white paper in your dream signifies your desire to make a fresh start in your life. Alternatively, this dream may represent your desire to express yourself through writing or art. To see a stack of papers in your dream suggests you are coping with the stress of too many responsibilities in your life. If you dream of ripping or crumpling up paper, you may have angry feelings about a love interest or family member. This dream also suggests you are fearful of the opinions of your peers.

Parents
Symbolize power, shelter and love. You may be expressing your concerns and worries about them. As a rule, fathers represent authority and mothers symbolize love. You will have to figure out the full meaning of your dream by thinking about what your parents did or said in your dream, and how that could be related to situations or issues in your waking life. If you dream that your parents are getting divorced, you may be expressing your real life concerns and worries about your folks.

Parking Garage / Parking Lot
To dream that you are in a parking lot suggests you need to slow down and take some time to relax. If you dream about not being able find a parking space, you are having trouble finding your place in life. You are still searching for your talent or the special niche where you belong.

Party
To dream that you are at a party suggests you need to get out more and enjoy yourself. If the party is bad, then it indicates you are unsure of your social skills.

Pen
Pens in a dream signify self-expression, communication and news from a distance. Also, consider the phrase, "the pen is mightier than the sword." If you broke or damaged the pen or it went dry, this is a warning that you are endangering your reputation by associating with people of questionable character.

Pencil
To see a pencil in your dream is generally good luck. However, this dream can also suggest that a certain relationship won't last long. To dream of sharpening a pencil, whether it is you or someone else doing the sharpening, suggests that you need to be more flexible in your way of thinking. Listen to what others have to say and don't be so quick to reject their views and opinions.

People
To see people you know in your dream signifies qualities and feelings of those people that you desire for yourself. To see people you don't know in your dream denotes hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront. To see people from your past in your dream refers to your shadow and other unacknowledged aspects of yourself.

Photograph
If your photograph is taken in a dream, someone is being deceptive in your real life. If you dream about a photograph of the one you love, you are being warned that he/she is not totally loyal, even though he/she acts trustworthy. If the photograph is of your family, you aren't getting their full support on something that's important to you. If you dream of photographs featuring people you don't recognize, this foretells uncomfortable confessions about something you have done.

Pill
To see a pill in your dream forecasts the return of your inner harmony. It is a period of healing and an end to those negative ideas in your mind.

Pillow
If you see a pillow in your dream, it represents comfort, relaxation and luxury. It may indicate laziness or, conversely, a need to take it easy on yourself. To dream that you are lying on a pillow suggests that you are in need of some emotional support.

Police
A dream involving the police means you feel guilty for not honoring a promise or obligation. If you dream that you are a police officer, this represents your own sense of morality and conscience. Your unconscious mind may be trying to guide you down a straight path. If you dream of being an undercover cop, you are feeling guilty about your past actions.

Pool
To see a swimming pool full of water in your dream is lucky, symbolizing that you will find much happiness and pleasure in friendship, love and marriage. An empty pool means trouble in love and friendship, or that you are not feeling enough affection in your life.

Possessed
To dream that you are possessed represents your feeling of helplessness and not being in control of things.

Pregnant
For a woman to dream that she is pregnant could be her subconscious telling her that she is actually pregnant. If you're not worried about pregnancy, a dream of being pregnant symbolizes an aspect of your personality or personal life that is growing and developing, but is not yet ready to be talked about or acted upon. It represents the birth of a new idea, direction or goal. Also see Birth.

Prom
Proms in dreams represent celebrations, creation, new beginnings for romance, and going with what life has to offer you. If you dream that you are attending or going to a prom, it represents your attempts to achieve happiness. If you dream of having a bad time at the prom, you may lose a friend.

Puppy
Symbolizes your playfulness and carefree nature. It also represents a blossoming friendship. To see a litter of newborn puppies in your dream represents the amount of time that an idea has been developing or will take to develop. Look to the number of puppies to give you that approximate amount of time. Also see Dog.

Purse
If you dreamed of finding a purse, you will be pleasantly surprised when someone repays a debt to you. If you lost a purse in your dream, this signifies disappointment with a friend or lover. A dream which featured you, or someone else, opening and rummaging through a purse forecasts the opening of new doors in your life. Buying a purse predicts basic good luck in your near future.
 

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Queen
To see a queen in your dream symbolizes intuition and personal growth. The queen is also a symbol for your mother. If you dream that you are a queen, you desire increased status and power. Dreaming of being a queen may also indicate that you need to listen to others.

Quicksand
Dreaming of quicksand means that you feel trapped and cannot easily escape. You feel as though you are losing and cannot overcome your problem.

Quiet
A dream of absolute silence or unusual quiet suggests a state of nervous shock.

Quit
To dream that you quit your job means you wish to get out of a relationship or stop an annoying situation in real life. It also suggests that you are very frustrated and possibly angry. It's important to find a healthy way to express these feelings and take positive steps towards your goals. If you dream that you quit a bad habit, it means that you are ready to leave old behaviors behind and move forward to a more positive and enlightened phase of your life.

Quiz
If you dream of taking a quiz, the meaning relates to whether or not you had difficulty coming up with answers. If you had fun taking the quiz and scored well, you will have easy success in whatever you are trying to achieve. But if you had trouble, got confused or scored badly, you have a fear of failure that's preventing you from trying your hardest at something.
 

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Rabbit
Dreaming about a rabbit means you are about to succeed in a challenging venture. This dream also symbolizes general good luck.

Race
Dreaming that you are in a race signifies that others are envious of your achievements and want what you have. If you win the race, your dream means that you will overtake your competitors. This dream can reveal your competitive nature and how you tend to measure yourself against others.

Rain
A powerful symbol of renewal and spiritual cleansing. It also symbolizes femininity.

Rape
A dream that you have been raped suggests that you are feeling violated in some way. Something or someone is jeopardizing your self-esteem and emotional well-being. Dreams of rape are also common for those who have actually been raped.

Read / Reading
To dream that you are reading symbolizes that you need to obtain more information or knowledge before making a decision. To see others reading in your dream represents kind friends.

Reflection
To see your reflection in a dream represents your true self - it is time to look within. The reflection may highlight both your flaws and positive attributes. Learn from your flaws and how to improve them, and at the same time appreciate your good qualities. Alternatively, your reflection could also indicate how you want others to perceive you.

Refrigerator
Represents the need for spiritual and emotional nourishment. It can also mean that the answer to a nagging question is within you.

Religion
To dream that you are deeply religious foretells of a disruption to your life. Your arrogance may be repelling your love interest or close friends. To dream that you are questioning your religious beliefs suggests that you are a deeply spiritual person.

Report Card
To see a report card in your dream suggests that you are evaluating your own abilities and performance in some situation. Depending on how you feel about the grades on your report card, it may indicate whether or not you feel you have what it takes for the task at hand.

Resort
To dream that you are at a resort represents your need for relaxation and escape from the pressures of everyday life. You need to reenergize yourself. If you are feeling stressed about a particular situation, don't be afraid to turn to someone for help.

Restaurant
To dream that you are in a restaurant suggests you are feeling overwhelmed by choices that you need to make in your life. This dream can also mean you are seeking emotional nourishment outside of your family or regular group of friends.

Rich
Unfortunately, dreaming of being richer than you are in real life predicts a long period of patience before your circumstances will improve.

River
If you dream of a river, you need to take more control over your life.

Road
To see a road in your dream indicates your sense of direction and the pursuit of your goals. If the road you see in your dream is winding and bumpy, you will encounter unexpected obstacles on the way to achieving your goals. To see a smooth road bordered by green trees and flowers is lucky, symbolizing a steady progress up the social ladder. If the road is straight and narrow, then it means that your path to success is going as planned.

Rock
To see rocks in your dream may signify that you are feeling solid in a relationship, or are considering making a commitment to a person or a cause. However, rocks may also symbolize stubbornness, disharmony and unhappiness.

Room
If a strange room was the main feature of your dream, the meaning depends on the action and other elements in the dream, but as a general guide: to enter a strange room is a warning that a casual affair could turn out to be very dangerous to you if you aren't careful. To find yourself in a strange room that is elegant and well-furnished signifies sudden success. A strange room that is empty or badly furnished could suggest legal or financial troubles. If the room was very tiny, it symbolizes a lucky last-minute escape from a bad mistake.

Roses
Roses--especially red roses--symbolize love, passion, romance, femininity. White roses symbolize purity and secrecy. Yellow roses symbolize jealousy or infidelity. Withered roses represent the death or absence of a loved one.

Running
Suggests that you are feeling trapped or pressured in a real life relationship. It can also mean you feel stressed by school or work.

Running Away
If you dream of running away from home, you are trying to avoid an issue in your real life. Pretending it doesn't exist could make things worse - you will not solve problems until you face them head on. This dream also suggests that you are not taking or accepting responsibility for your actions. In cases where the dreamer's home life is very difficult, this dream can represent a straightforward wish to live in a happier place.
 

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Sad / Sadness
To dream that you are sad actually foretells a happy turn of events. It is a positive dream that means good things are going to happen to you in the near future.

Scale
To see a scale in your dream may symbolize a preoccupation with body and weight issues. On a deeper level, a dream of a scale may signify a decision that you need to make. This dream also suggests that the dreamer needs to take a balanced view of a situation and not get too emotional. Don't be so black and white and consider the other aspects of the situation.

Scared
Feeling scared in dreams signifies that your achievements may not be as successful as you had hoped. You are having anxieties around certain circumstances of your life, possibly related to people who you are not able to trust. However, your worries will be temporary and short-lived. If you know exactly what scared you in your dream, check out that dream symbol in this dictionary to get an even deeper interpretation.

School
Dreams about being at school often mean you are feeling insecure about your social status, your abilities or your performance in a situation. A dream that takes place in school may also be a metaphor for the lessons you are learning in your life.

Scream
If you scream in your dream, it means that you are finally expressing an emotion that you have been withholding.

Sea
Dreams about the sea are strong signals from the unconscious mind. If you dream of being lost at sea, you are unsure about your feelings for a certain person. A stormy sea or one with sea monsters suggests confusion and anxiety in the dreamer. On the other hand, a peaceful sea suggests the dreamer is comfortable with herself and her sexuality.

Secret
To dream that you or someone else has a secret represents hidden power. It suggests that something needs to emerge from your unconscious.

Sell
To dream that you are selling something indicates that you want people to accept the image of yourself that you are trying to put forward.

Sex
Sexual dreams are often straightforward representations of desires for other people. Sex in a dream can also signify our need to bond with or gain power over others. If you dream of having sex with a celebrity, you wish to be more popular or accepted by those around you.

Shark
Sharks in dreams represent a person you see as greedy and cold. Because this could be yourself in some cases, this dream can also mean that you are feeling angry with yourself or others.

Ship
If you dream of being on a ship, you should listen to your instincts in waking life - they are powerful allies for helping you deal with everyday problems. If you dreamed of a ship sinking, you will soon encounter a situation in which you will have to defend your reputation.

Shoe
Wearing comfortable shoes or shoes that you love in your dream indicate you are becoming comfortable with all parts of your personality. If you dream that your shoes are dirty and ragged, you will make enemies if you continue to criticize people. New shoes signify positive changes.

Shopping
A dream about shopping or being at a shopping mall means that those things that you need (affection, friendship, spiritual support, quality time with people you care about) are available to you. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to select what you need, and how to ask for these things when you need them. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for or get what you need, you need to figure out what it is that you want. If you dream that you are lost in a shopping mall, you don't know where to turn for support with a certain problem. To dream that you are shopping for food and groceries symbolizes your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others.

Shower
Dreaming of being in a shower symbolizes cleansing and freeing yourself from a stressful situation.

Sick
To dream of illness suggests you may be hanging onto an old idea or relationship that is not good for you.

Singing
If you sing in your dream, this is a lucky omen representing happiness, harmony and joy. You are uplifting others with your positive attitude and cheerful disposition. If you hear others singing but don't see them, you are trying to find your way towards happiness in real life.

Sink
Represents your feelings and how you control your emotions. You may need to cleanse yourself of past feelings and start fresh. If the sink was full of water, you may experience some family troubles or disappointment in love. However, if the sink was empty, your dream more likely has a positive meaning.

Sky
To look up at the clear blue sky in your dream indicates peace and freedom of expression. If the sky is cloudy and overcast, then it foretells of sadness and trouble.

Sleeping
If you dream that you are sleeping, you are experiencing a peaceful period in your life.

Smoke
If you dream you are surrounded by smoke, you need to sort out some confusion that is happening in your life.

Snake
A powerful dream symbol associated with feminine energy, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person. If you dream of attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake (or dream that another animal is doing so), you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip. If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities.

Snow
Dreams about snow symbolize the need to confront repressed emotions. To find yourself in a snowstorm suggests you are failing to enjoy some long-expected pleasure. To see snow in the summertime, or to see the sun shining through landscapes of snow, foretells that you will conquer adversity and come into power. To dream of throwing snowballs means you will have to struggle with embarrassing issues.

Soldier
To dream of soldiers is a warning against casual love affairs and ill-advised flirtations. If you dream of being a soldier yourself, you may be preparing yourself to do battle over an issue and defend your values and opinions.

Speed Bumps
To dream of driving over speed bumps suggests that you may encounter unexpected difficulties on the way toward your goals.

Spider
Can symbolize feeling trapped in a stale or unsatisfying relationship. To dream about killing a spider suggests that you are going through a period of difficulties and general bad luck. To dream that you are bitten by a spider represents a conflict with your mother or some dominant female figure in your life.

Sports
To dream that you are playing a sport represents talents, learning rules and achieving your goals. It also highlights the importance of cooperation, harmony, and teamwork. To dream that you are watching a sports competition represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.

Stage
If you dream of being onstage, you crave more attention and drama in your life. Good times are coming, but you will have to work hard to get there.

Stairs
To dream of climbing up a flight of stairs means the dreamer will experience a rise in social or financial status. Dreams of descending a staircase represent the dreamer's need to work through an old issue or situation. To dream of sitting on stairs suggests that you are having trouble deciding the right way to act in a situation, or are working on getting up the confidence to go forward in the way that you want.

Stars
Dreaming of stars signifies your desire for fame and fortune. Stars also represent fate and luck.

Steal / Stealing
If someone steals something from you in your dream, you are feeling a lack of emotional understanding or appreciation in your life. If you dream of stealing from a person or place you know, that is where you should look to for the emotional fulfillment you seek. Other dreams about stealing money mean someone you are interested in is not paying attention to you.

Stoplight
To see a stoplight in your dream suggests that you feel you are being held back from pursuing your goals. You may also feel pressure to succeed or else be left behind.

Store
To dream of a store filled with merchandise foretells prosperity and advancement. An empty store may mean arguments are coming your way.

Strangle / Strangling
To dream about strangling someone, or being strangled yourself, means you have been hiding an important part of your personality - one that you need to express to be happy - just to please someone in real life.

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. If it's rocky and uphill, you're feeling a lack of control in your life; if the street is well-paved and easy to progress on, you are in control of your own destiny. If you dreamt about alleys or side streets, it suggests that you need to be less rebellious or adventurous for now and return to more traditional ways.

Sun
To see the sun in your dream symbolizes tranquility, peace of mind, fortune, enlightenment and insight. Dreaming of the sun is a very good omen.

Surgery
To dream that you or someone else is undergoing surgery represents the opening of the self and the need for emotional healing. You need to eliminate something from your life that is not positive. This is also a very common dream for those who are facing surgery in real life.

Sweat / Sweating
To dream that you are sweating foretells that you will successfully come out of some difficulty, which has caused much gossip, with a new and better reputation.

Swimming
Dreams about swimming are related to the need to trust your instincts and look to past situations for answers to problems. They can also signify the need for nurturing or mothering in one's life.
 

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Table
To see a table in your dream represents social unity and the potential for a gathering to go well. If you dream that you are setting the table, you are experiencing a good amount of self-confidence.

Tattoo
If you dream about getting a tattoo (and you don't have one in real life), you are entering a new stage in your life.

Taxi
Riding alone in a taxi means you will achieve a comfortable life through your own efforts. If you were using a taxi to escape from someone or something, you will need to face your problems head-on in order to resolve them. Be wary of ignoring your feelings or taking shortcuts, or else problems may come back to haunt you.

Teacher
To see your teacher (past or present) in a dream suggests that you are seeking some advice, guidance, or knowledge. You are heading into a new path in life and are ready to learn by example or from a past experience.

Team
A positive dream that features a team is generally a lucky one. Any display of sportsmanship in a dream is a favorable omen and indicates advancement in your chosen endeavor through the help of influential friends. It is especially lucky to dream of being on a winning team.

Teeth
In general, dreams about losing teeth are common and suggest the dreamer feels powerless or out of control in a real life situation.

Telephone
If you see or hear a telephone in your dream, it signifies a message from your unconscious. You may be forced to confront issues which you have tried to avoid. To dream that you do not want to answer the ringing telephone indicates lack of communication. There is a situation or relationship that you are trying to keep at a distance.

Television
To dream that you are watching television suggests that you are watching life pass you by. Perhaps you are living vicariously through the actions of others.

Test
Dreaming about taking a test suggests you have a fear of failure, and you may even be a perfectionist. If you miss a test in a dream, you are worried that you don't have what it takes to accomplish something expected of you in real life. To dream that you are cheating on a test suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.

Theater
If you dream of watching a play in a theatre, one of your friends is interested in a more romantic relationship with you. If you dream that you are acting in a play, these happy times will be interrupted by something annoying.

Ticket
To see a ticket in your dream signifies the start of a new direction in your life. You have decided on your path and goals. To dream that you lose a ticket denotes confusion about the proper direction of your life.

Tiger
Symbolizes repressed feelings or emotions that frighten you. If the tiger is in a cage, then it suggests that those repressed feelings are on the verge of surfacing. If you dream of being attacked by a tiger, you may find yourself distressed and tormented by rivals.

Toes
Dreams featuring toes represent how you move and walk through life with grace and poise. If you dream that your toenails are growing, you are growing in your understanding of a particular matter.

Toilet
To see a toilet in your dream means you need to release your emotions or get rid of something in your life that is useless. To dream that you are watched while you are using the toilet signifies your frustrations about not getting enough privacy. It may also indicate that you are having difficulties letting go of old emotions.

Traffic
Watching traffic in a dream suggests that you are trying to solve a problem alone when you should be requesting help or cooperation from others. If you dream of driving through traffic successfully, this forecasts an easing of family difficulties.

Train
To see a moving train in your dreams means you will soon have reason to make a journey. Dreams of riding a train symbolize your journey along life's path, especially in the realm of romance.

Trash
Dreaming of trash means you are ready to throw out old ideas and attitudes. It is a good dream signifying transition and renewal.

Trees
Lush green trees in your dreams symbolize new hopes, growth and desires. If you dream of climbing a tree, you will achieve your career goals and reach those high places in society. The degree of difficulty with which you climb the tree will reflect the speed with which you achieve these goals. To dream that you cut down a tree means you are wasting your energy, time, and money on foolish pursuits.

Twins
Dreaming about twins means you feel torn between your emotions and desires on one hand, and your logic and ideals on the other.
 

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Ugly
To dream that you are ugly suggests that you will have difficulty with a crush or romantic partner. This dream can also be a reflection of the dreamer's low self-esteem or lack of confidence.

Underground
Dreams that take place underground represent the dreamer's need to explore feelings - possibly painful ones - that she's been keeping hidden away. Coming back up from underground in the dream suggests that the dreamer is ready to do this.

Underwater
Dreaming of being underwater suggests you are in over your head regarding some situation. You need to gain better control over your life.

Underwear
If you dream of being in your underwear, especially in a public place, it means you are nervous about being vulnerable to others. You might be put in an embarrassing situation. To see someone else wearing nothing but their underwear means that you will catch a friend or family member in an embarrassing position.

Uniform
Uniforms in dreams suggest conformity and going along with the crowd. This dream suggests that either you need to go your own way and stop following others, or that you desire to stop being different from others and fit in better.

Unpopular
Dreaming about your feelings of unpopularity represents your fear of not fitting in with those around you. You are expressing an anxiety about not being accepted by others.

Unprepared
If you dream of being unprepared for something, it represents your fear of messing something up and failing. You may be worried and insecure that you don't have what it takes to accomplish a particular task coming your way.
 

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Vacation
A dream of being on vacation indicates that you need to take a break from your regular routine to recharge yourself.

Vacuum
To simply see but not use a vacuum in your dream suggests feelings of emptiness. You may be experiencing a void in your life. If you use a vacuum in your dream, you are feeling a loss of control. You may need to clean up your act and your attitude.

Van
If you dream of riding in a van, you may lose something that is important to you. If you are thrown out of a moving van, you will receive unpleasant news. If you dream of buying a van, you will have an upswing in your social status.

Vegetables
A dream that strongly features vegetables signifies the dreamer's need to pay closer attention to her emotional needs.

Video Camera
If you dream that you are using a video camera, it suggests that you need to be more objective in your decisions. Focus on the task at hand and try not to let your emotions cloud your judgment. To dream that someone else is using a video camera indicates that you are reflecting on your past.

Vines
If you dreamed of healthy vines, you will be successful. However, to dream of dry or withered vines suggests that you are overtired and need to rest and renew your energies.

Vomit
To dream of vomiting means that either you are getting sick, or you will be connected with a rumor or potentially scandalous situation. To see others vomiting symbolizes that you will realize someone who seemed nice is actually lying to you.
 

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Waiter / Waitress
To dream that you are a waiter/waitress represents catering to the demands of others. You may feel you are waiting on somebody hand and foot. If you dream of being served by a waiter/waitress, you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends or loved ones.

Waiting
To dream that you are waiting suggests you are dealing with issues of power and control and a struggle for independence in a relationship.

Walking
If you dream of walking rapidly in your dream, you will come to possess a much desired object. To walk in pleasant places means you will be the possessor of fortune and favor. To dream of walking in the night brings bad luck and times when your feelings are not reciprocated. To dream of walking on water means that you have supreme control over your emotions. Alternatively, it may symbolize your faith in yourself.

Wall / Walls
Walls symbolize obstacles and boundaries. If a wall stands in your way in a dream, there is a barrier obstructing your progress in real life. To dream that you jump over or break through a wall means you will overcome some tough obstacles and succeed. To dream that you are building a wall signifies a bad relationship or protecting yourself from a trauma already experienced. To dream about a hole in a wall indicates that you are breaking through obstacles and overcoming your limitations. If you continue on your present course with confidence, you will succeed in rising above your problems.

Wallet
Represents the dreamer's sense of identity. If you dream of losing your wallet, you have been acting in a way that is at odds with your true self. If you find a wallet in a dream, a relationship in your life is helping you explore the real you.

War
To dream of war is an omen warning of unhappy conditions at home and in love affairs. If you dream that your country wins a war, your life will be significantly better in the near future. This dream can also be a normal reaction to upsetting news of war or unrest in real life.

Warm
Dreaming of feeling warm indicates that you may have a crush on someone. The good warm feeling coming over you also may mean that you feel at ease with the way things are going in your life.

Wart
To dream about a wart or imperfection represents that you are acting in a superficial manner and are not looking at the beauty that comes from within in yourself and others.

Washing
If you dream of washing yourself in a bath, shower or pond, you need time to yourself to relax from a recent period of emotional stress.

Watch
To see a watch in your dream signifies luck and prosperity. To dream that you lose a watch symbolizes family trouble and unhappiness. Dreaming of a broken watch is a warning to stop wasting time. To dream that you steal a watch foretells that a rival will attack your reputation.

Water
The universal symbol for emotions. How water looks and behaves in a dream is very significant. A dream of drinking cold water is a sign of good luck. Throwing or spilling water on anyone indicates a need to control your temper. Hot water foretells a season of social setbacks. Hearing or seeing running water predicts lasting happiness. A waterfall in your dream forecasts a happy rise in social status. Turbulent, choppy waters in which a dreamer fears being swamped or drowning symbolize that you are being overwhelmed emotionally.

Waterfall
To dream of waterfalls symbolizes beauty and grace. It can also represent all your desires and goals.

Wedding
Dreams of getting married can be straightforward wishing on the part of the dreamer, representing strong romantic interest towards someone in the dreamer's real life. Wedding dreams can also mean you have learned to be comfortable with diverse parts of your self. If you dream your friend is getting married, you may be worried she is leaving you behind. If you have a dream that your friend marries your crush, you may have noticed some flirting between them in real life.

Weight - Losing or Gaining
If you dream of losing weight, it symbolizes that you are no longer being weighed down. A burden has been lifted off your shoulders. If you get too skinny in your dream, though, it can mean you feel out of your league in a real life situation. To dream that you are overweight suggests that you are feeling stressed and pressured in your real life by a social situation or within your family.

Wet
To dream you are wet suggests that you are drenched in emotions. It also signifies spirituality.

Wheelchair
If you dream that you are in a wheelchair, it represents the fact that you are dependent on others and must learn to stand on your own two feet.

Whispering
To dream of people whispering suggests there is gossip surrounding you.

White
If your dream contains mainly the color white, it means that you feel refreshed and have a new outlook on life. You feel at peace and are aware of a new beginning.

Win
To dream that you win a victory foretells that you will successfully resist the attacks of enemies and that you will be successful in love.

Window
Looking through a window represents insight and attitude towards life. What you see out the window, whether it's a positive or negative view, suggests how optimistic or pessimistic you are in general. To see shattered or broken windows symbolizes unhappy times and disloyal friends.

Writing
To dream of writing, or to see another person writing in a dream, signifies a need to listen to one's inner voice for advice on dealing with a real life situation.
 

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X-ray
If you dream about getting X-rays taken, you are worried that someone you weren't completely truthful with will find out about your deception.

X-ray vision
If you dream of having X-ray vision, it is a signal that you may need to look beneath the surface of a particular event in your life to figure out what is really going on.
 

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Yard
Dreaming of a green, grassy yard is a forecast of personal happiness. If the yard was messy, weedy or you felt scared, this means that there are hostile influences around you at the moment and you should avoid any changes for the time being.

Yelling
To hear other people yelling in a dream foretells that you will hear bad news. However, if you dream of yelling yourself, it is a lucky omen.

Young / Younger
To dream that you are a younger version of yourself symbolizes your frustrated attempts to fix past mistakes or capture lost opportunities.
 

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Zero
If the number zero is somehow featured strongly in your dream, you are reaching a level of spiritual completeness and inner calm.

Zipper
If you dreamed of a broken zipper or a stuck zipper that you couldn't do up, this symbolizes social embarrassment. But if you dream of a zipper that zips up easily, you will overcome minor troubles.

Zoo
Dreaming about the zoo usually indicates that you need to go back and finish up a recent situation. This often means concluding an argument with a friend, or sometimes finalizing a home improvement project. To see wild animals escaping from the zoo represents setbacks in the course of achieving your goals. If they were caught, your setbacks will be temporary and easily overcome.
 

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