Dream Interpretation

Dreams have caused a lot of confusion and bewildered human beings ever since the times of earlier civilizations. Dreams were once believed to only be interpreted by people who had special influence and powers in primeval civilizations because the symbols where said to be supernatural, holy and divine messages from a higher power.  Fast forward now to the 21 century and you will see an vast improvement when it comes to interpreting dreams thanks to a famous psychiatrist called Carl Gustav Jung who changed the way we dream forever.

Dream Interpretation

 

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Here at dream dictionary you can interpret your dreams for free. Our live active dream forum has experts waiting for you to post your dream to be analyzed. They say that you are your own best interpreter when it comes to decoding your own dreams. Members in our dream community will help you shed light one the metaphors and symbolism behind your dreams.

Carl Jung Dream Quote

“The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach’.

Why Interpret your dreams? Why not!  What do you have to lose other than to gain inner perspective within yourself. Don’t ignore or be afraid to challenge whats locked away deep in your unconscious mind, understanding and knowing it can be very rewarding.

Dream symbols come in all shapes, colors and feeling, some scare us, and others make us feel like we got a taste of heaven.  Dream and the symbols in them have been around since the beginning of time and will keep occurring as long as humans will be in existence so there must be a reason on why we get them.

Take away your blinders and start paying attention to the little detail you may have overlooked in your dreams and see what you might come up with.  Whenever our body is infected by a virus or a bacteria, the rising level of fever is a natural process. No conscious decision is needed to re-establish the body’s balance.

The same system works in our psyche. In times when we are out of balance with our natural pattern of life, our subconscious sends us dreams and visions that are created by our inner self.  Dream Interpretation is not as easy as opening up a dictionary and having your dream symbols answered right in front of your eyes.

All symbols are unique to the dreamer and some symbols might mean something to one but different to another.  This is why we recommend you start writing down your dreams in a dream journal and remembering the events, people and emotional feelings you have during this time.

Dream symbols come across as metaphors via the unconscious and its up to you to have an open mind and puzzle together the symbols you just received in your dream.

In order to interpret your dream symbol you must recognize that all dream symbols are not the same for every individual.  A train to one dreamer might mean a totally different representation to another.

Animal Dreams

Dream Interpretation Benefits

A lot of people do not realize that dreams play a very important part of our day to day lives. When you learn to interpret them it is like you experience a new realm or world. It literally changes your life!

There are a number of resources on our website to help you understand how and why dreams are part of human existence. Although nobody knows for certain why we dream, the fact is it occurs every night. Why wouldn’t you want to understand what occurs every time you close your eyes and relax your mind a bit? Experts believe that dreams hold the key to hidden aspects of us.

Learning to interpret these symbols you will learn to unlock the mysterious and misunderstood parts of your life. When you pay attention to unlocking and interpreting your dreams then you could understand yourself properly and lead a better life.

When we dream there are no barriers. The past, present and future is all one in the unconscious mind. There are infinite possibilities in the dream world, you can learn to connect and be in tune with those you are close with or are somewhat connected with you. We all have the ability to dream and do so every night, just taking ten minutes to write down our dreams would lead us to knowledge that could help us excel in all areas of our life.

A dream dictionary provides a wide vocabulary of words that we could use to interpret the images in our dreams that our unconscious uses to represent our waking life.

Dream Interpretations A – Z

Thousands of dreams and symbols interpreted from our very interactive forum to our A – Z dictionary.  They usually include very common images that are close in meaning with interpretations to the puns that the mind plays. Although dream dictionaries are generally not regarded within the psychology community as scientifically viable, the dictionaries have provided a lot of help in interpreting our dreams even by most psychologists.

The art of dream interpretation has been considered part of science distinctively in psychology since the 19th century. There were dream symbols from the days that dreaming was not considered scientific which is why dream interpretations vary in different cultures. This lead to the investigation of forms, expressions, symbols and images involved in dreaming.  The thing is the mind surprisingly remembers every single image and tends to jumble words and images together.

The dictionary offers translations by the dream analysts. It was first started by Sigmund Freud who unraveled a lot of the mysteries involved with dreaming.  He developed the dream dictionary so that people could look for the images found in their dreams in order to relate it to their waking life situations.

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Most Common Dreams:

Dreams have fascinated people since the beginning of time; yet we are still trying to come up with its true purpose. Dream symbols are enigmatic in nature depending the culture background, religion and personal experiences.

A snake for example might come across as an enemy for some, however in many different cultures the snake might be a representation of energy rising. If you notice the snake eating its tail brings your attention to the uroborus; the symbol of personal transformation.

Strange Occurrence During Sleep:

If you thought your dreams where strange, it gets a bit stranger. Common hallucinations called sleep paralysis happen just before we walk up or just falling right to sleep. These strange feelings are classified under Hypnopompic hallucinations (HPHs) are visual and auditory (e.g., feeling someone or something present in the room; witch on your back; being unable to breath, seeing flashes; hearing voices being called)  Believe it or not they are quite normal and happens to many people.

Outer Body Experiences are another strange phenomenon in which a person seems to perceive the world from a location outside their physical body. The sensation might be equivalent standing right beside an airplane ready for take off, shaking or noticing flashes as they are ready to depart.

Sleepwalking falls under another strange category of dreaming that is characterized by a complex action behavior (walking) during sleep. Occasionally, the person may talk, but it does not make sense.

Commonly known as exploding head syndrome phenomenon which consists of a loud bang just before you fall asleep and upon waking. This strange occurrence happens to at least 14% of the population that feels like a violent explosion that has erupted in your head.

Hollywood Popular Dream Movies

Hollywood has glamorized dreams as a main premise for movies. Many others directors use dreams to bring omens to come in the near future. The movie Exorcist used a dream sequence to signify future events. We used this dream and dissected all the symbolism in Father Karris dream.

 Psychic or Precognition Dreams:

Once you learn the forgotten language of dreaming and its symbols you will notice a very strange sequence of patterns. Having an open mind helps bring the outside world closer to the inside world; synchronicity and other meaningful events will start to occur. You may dream of dead relatives sending you love from beyond; or they give you hints of people with malicious intent out to get you.

Dream Journal/Remembering Your Dreams:

People who say they dont remember their dreams do not try hard enough to remember them. You lose up to 90% of dream recall the first minute you wake up. Like going to the gym to get bigger you need to strengthen your muscle. This same concept applies to dreaming; however you need to strengthen your dream memory muscle. You will notice the more you practice the more contents and symbols you will remember.  There are many benefits to remembering your dreams as it acts as a guide moving you towards wholeness.

  • A free psychologist
  • A guide to become compete/whole
  • Warnings of dangerous people
  • It will open more spiritual doors
  • You are able to fix past problems
  • Helps encourage you to be the best, get closer to the self

The Shadow:

According to Carl Jung’s analytic psychology, the shadow archetype represents “the dark side” of your personality. Stored in the unconscious lives your repressed ideas, idiosyncrasies, instincts and weaknesses.  The shadow molds out of our attempts to adapt and to be accepted into the world we live in, once you go head to head with the shadow it becomes weak – it will no longer possess you. The shadow appears in your dreams in many different forms bringing light despite how scary it is for you to fix this issue.

  • Greed and lust
  • Devouring mother complex
  • Envy
  • Anger and fear
  • Past memories

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JAU
JAU
4 months ago

In my dream, I was in a home with two stories. The home felt familiar in the dream, but I actually didn’t recognize it in reality. Upstairs next to my brother’s bedroom was a room that we never went in and just used for storage, but I decided I wanted to turn it into my bedroom. When I opened the door, the room was large and had a small balcony, but half of the room was blocked off by a large piece of wood (as if it were boarded up). I moved things out of the room and took down… Read more »

Wilmoth
Wilmoth
4 months ago

I saw a woman that I’m proposing love to, in a dream going to a party wearing my jacket. Surprisingly I was not even accompanying her?

Kathie Brooke
Kathie Brooke
5 months ago

I dreamt that my legs below the knees, were amputated in the pattern resembling the top of the chess piece, the castle. They were replaced by a friend’s legs. Her toes were really hairy.
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Rebecca Carlisle
Rebecca Carlisle
5 months ago

My husband just passed july 16 and I ur 30 yr old son is having multiple dreams about him. They were very close. Had another dream. So me and dad were together doing some stuff don’t remember what but then we get to a store like outdoor sportsman. He goes to the bathroom comes out then says he’s gonna go home and he will see me later I say ok. He left I went shopping got something and left after. As I’m going outside he came walking back towards front of store and he says o ok just waiting to… Read more »

Krism
Krism
5 months ago

I dream I see a woman (I presume to be me) standing in the center of the sanctuary at church. No one else is present, just the woman. Then, I see a vivid image of a pure white Alaskan Malamute (as my dream ego described it) with bright blue eyes. I guess it could have been a wolf. I am then aware or given the strong impression that the wolf has nipped the woman, though I do not see that happen and am not aware of any aggression or sense of fear or of any wound to the woman. The… Read more »

Krism
Krism
Reply to  The Dreamer
5 months ago

Thank you for sharing your point of view which stirred more helpful reflection in me. The nip was not perceived as an attack, but was more of an explicit gesture to “get my attention,” to take notice, heed the communication. So, very helpful.

Yvette S
Yvette S
5 months ago

I had a dream I was sitting in a restaurant with my husband’s uncle. He then turned into my husband’s grandmother, mother of his uncle. Now I am sitting in the restaurant across my husband’s deceased grandmother. She is smiling and full of light. She reaches my hand and places something on my palm that looked like either a dry flower or like the flacky part of the garlic I couldn’t really see since her fingers where on my palm. But then I looked up at her she smiled, and once again tapped my palm with her fingers. Like putting… Read more »

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Yvette S
Yvette S
Reply to  The Dreamer
5 months ago

Thank you for your time and response I will read your article. Oh it was my left hand I apologize for forgetting to mention it

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Kasia
Kasia
6 months ago

My dream had recurring features and also some new details. Firstly, I was outside a building and planting an apple tree. I planted one right where a second one already was, and used magic to help get the sprout to grow faster. Then it was time to leave and we had to go lock up the house. This is the recurring part of the dream; locking up my father’s house. I keep ending up in his house, empty, and locking all the windows before we can leave it. Almost all the windows and doors are open or unlocked every time… Read more »

Gian Reese
Gian Reese
6 months ago

My dream starts with some teenagers in a dumpster. Then someone forcefully opens a gate and a male teen comes out looking around til he found “me”. I started running put and while running I saw another girl running from another street. I ignored it and continue running and hid in an abandoned house. The door in this house has a logo YSL and in the dream I remember saying “YSL? Yesul? (The actual pronunciation I did).” The girl I saw running also came to place I was hiding. With fears that someone will catch us in that place, I… Read more »

Lani Aeral
Lani Aeral
6 months ago

Hi, this might be a lot. The dream I had was kinda weird? There was a woman, and she turn d out to be my teacher we were dating? She was like 27 and I was 16-17…we were in this huge school. And other adults found out…they were after us because it was wrong. Somehow me and the woman got separated I don’t know where she went. But I ended alone in a big room (like an office inside of the school) I was trying to sneak out, but there were 2 guys outside the door talking while looking for… Read more »

Rilissa Caisango
Rilissa Caisango
6 months ago

Hello all. I had a near nightmare last night, and I am NOT joking around. My mother (who died in 2018) brought me to a hospital (which closed in 2019) because I had not had a bowel movement in over two weeks. They decided to do surgery, and the surgeon was the mother (who died last month) of a friend of mine. My blood pressure was insanely high (190 something over 120 something). They decided to use a beer bottle (?!?!?!?!) to extract the waste, and then I woke up. I looked up the elements on dreammoods.com, but it was… Read more »

Octavian
Octavian
6 months ago

Hello. The dream was not mine but someone I care deeply about who remains troubled by the dream days later. in the dream he sees his deceased mother as a door opens at the top of a staircase. His mother does not speak. He faints and stumble but does not fall as he says to his mother “I am your son” Just before his mother disappears he hears a gentle whisper from an unknown voice behind him say “I will help you”. At that point he wakes up very upset and in tears.

Mee
Mee
7 months ago

Hello. I had a dream that I was sitting on the train like any other normal silly day. There was a man on the train who was staring at me for a while and then said hi and then he said my name. I dont remember ever seeing this man before in my life but somehow he felt very familiar. We ran to each other and held each other close and I kept saying it’s been so long and crying.

Cathy
7 months ago

I have had several dreams in which I am lost and on my own trying to find my way back to my group. Last night I was in Japan and I wasn’t understood enough for someone to help me, but one man was trying!

DOLLY GEE
DOLLY GEE
7 months ago

I HAD A DREAM THAT CUPID SHOT ME WITH HIS HEART BOW AND ARROW. ONLY I DIDNT FALL IN LOVE , I FELL TO THE FLOOR AND DIED.. LIKE WOW

triston
triston
8 months ago

 

i see my ex-girlfriend then I see my friend we were fighting over her then we turned into animals he turned into a shark I turned into a wolf then my ex-girlfriend turned into a phoenix that’s when she said stop she tried to leave but I tried to catch her but she i was too late

Rya
Rya
8 months ago

i had a dream about the guy i like (and he likes me to) that i was in a place ive never been before so i was just looking around and and i saw a guy and he was soaking wet and he was wearing a red motorcycle helmet so i walked over and took the helmet off and it was him, the guy i like. he was all wet and he had a blank lifeless stare on his face. so i tried talk to him and he never answered so i tried to kiss him and he just disappeared… Read more »

Mike
Mike
9 months ago

I had a dream that I was having *** with a man. I was the top man. This man was on all fours and had a black mole on his back. He was very good looking. Then it switched, and I was old and paying men and women to come sleep with me; not have ***, but to sleep with me for company, showing affection but not having ***. These were all good looking people too.

Vivian
9 months ago

Hey! I dreamt about being in one of the many classrooms we have at school. There were all the classmates I haven’t seen in a year due to coronavirus, there was also my favourite teacher (we were good friends + I kind of liked him) that quit earlier this year… My classmates were talking until one of them started bullying me (I was bullied in middle school) because I was « too emotional » . I felt anxious and « undesirable » so I ran away to a strange place. It was like a normal shopping center but the things there were made… Read more »

KASHMIRA PATIL
KASHMIRA PATIL
10 months ago

i was in a store with my mum shopping and i saw a man checking a sachin tendulkar signed cricket bat for his son. his son was my crush. but then he said that he didnt need a cricket bat and that he could get whatever his sister wanted. back at home, my mum got the cricket bat and told me to take it to my crush and give it to him. she smiled and i went to his home and gave it to him. in his room i sat on the chair waiting for him to react. but he… Read more »

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John
John
11 months ago

Variations on a Recurring Dream: A Nightmare in Three Acts Some iteration of this nightmare has been part of my subconscious playlist of dreams for nearly 45-years. I started taking notes a few years ago once I finally realized I was watching re-runs. The description that follows is a distillation of those notes: ** Act One ** The Opening Scene The participants and their surroundings have changed over the years, but the main theme and many of the events have remained constant. Occasionally, the stage is set in a workplace or school, but most often it is the casual environment… Read more »

John
John
Reply to  The Dreamer
11 months ago

Thanks, but this “friend” had been keeping me up at night for years. I’ve tried to pinpoint when they first started – along with any significant life event that may trigger them. Every life has a few bumps, but I have not yet discovered which ones are associated with these nighttime misadventures, if any. For a time I thought the dream dealt with death. OK, I can understand that, I suppose. Like everyone else, I have lost friends and family over the years. But if death is the issue, then the part when my friends and family come back from… Read more »

John
John
Reply to  The Dreamer
11 months ago

Thank you for your insightful analysis. Yes, I am familiar with Jung’s work. I’ve tried his technique of thinking about a problem as I fall asleep and even had some minor success with lucid dreaming many years ago. I believe that the reason those techniques don’t seem to work to battle this recurring nightmare stems from the fact that the underlying issue has remained unidentified. I will ponder your suggestions. I found it difficult to name what I called the “Great Event” when writing my first communication. Those were the words that most seemed to fit, but still somehow didn’t… Read more »

John
John
Reply to  The Dreamer
11 months ago

Yes, the ex fueled my nightmares for years. She also managed to make a real mess of my waking world as I’m sure you can imagine. I suspect the next man she targeted probably has his own recurring nightmares by now. Or, if karma is real, she was hit by a bus. So, I went back to re-read the original nightmare once again while thinking of ways to possibly mitigate its effect on my temperament. First, I found that by writing it out – getting it out of my head and onto paper in a form that others could see… Read more »

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John
John
Reply to  The Dreamer
10 months ago

I thought I should drop by to tell you that I may have found the “solution” to the nightmare puzzle. It turns out that the events that I described in my dream were a highly-stylized depiction of an actual event. Please let me explain: When last we spoke, I told you that I decided to simply write a new and much more pleasant ending to the dream. In this new ending, I created a new character: a woman who, for whatever reason, was immune to the amnesia inflicted by passing through the gate. Rather than simply walking away like the… Read more »

Last edited 10 months ago by John