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Dream Symbols

A dream happens every time we sleep. It is a product of our thoughts and emotions and is filled with images that may symbolize its meaning. It may also be a picture of our current situation. While its real purpose is not fully understood, there are different ways by which we can interpret it. This is through the use of dream symbols such as the following.

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Learning to interpret your dreams opens a door to greater understanding in all areas of your life. Even in ancient times, dream symbols were important to many types of people from several walks of society.

There are several people that have attributed meanings to dreams and dream symbols. Images and symbols that we may encounter in our dreams have important meanings according to many experts in the field of dreams.

Dream Symbols and their meanings

Here are some of the more popular dream symbols and their meanings.


water symbol
Water is one of the nature symbols that anybody can see in a dream. It can be interpreted as a pool of emotions, mood or vitality. The emotion linked to it can be decoded depending on what has triggered it to occur in the dream. When one finds water in a dream to be somewhat dangerous, then this can mean that he or she is uncomfortable with her feelings at the moment. If the water shows waves, then it can be interpreted as an overwhelming feeling.



Teeth dream symbol
There are many meanings that can be attached to seeing teeth in a dream. At one point, it may mean strength or vitality while in another it can also be interpreted as a sign of greed and self-confidence. When one sees teeth loss or breakage in a dream, on the other hand, then it may signify weakening of feelings or attitudes.


Baby symbol
In real life, having a baby is said to be a blessing. This is the reason behind why it is said to symbolize new emotions, concern about the young ones and even a desire to have a child when seen in a dream. Add to that, it can depict one's feelings of vulnerability or worse, the desire to escape from one's responsibilities over something.


The Lotus Flower

This popular dream symbol is often linked by many to traitors. Truth is that it can be interpreted as a symbol of different emotions. It can actually be a representation of magical forces within us, perhaps the desire to enhance our instincts or primal energies. In other cases, it may also mean renewal or resurrection from a certain incident. When snakes are seen to fall into someone during deep slumber, it may mean struggle for fortune.


adultery symbol
Seeing a scene of adultery in a dream may depict the current status of a relationship. It may mean either one's feelings of possible betrayal or an emotion that one is alone in handling an affair with someone. Furthermore, it can be interpreted as a sign of physical urge.


The eternal knot

When one sees a camera in a dream, then that can mean the desire to reminisce what has happened in one's past. It also offers one a time to grow in a path he's heading to. At some points, though, it also encourages a person to look at things in a new and brighter perspective.


LightTo dream of lights is very good. It denotes riches and honour.


moneyReceiving money in dream means earthly prosperity. Giving of it shows your ability to give money and be generous.


altarWhen you dream of an altar, seeing one or being near one, it usually means something you have been working hard on will be a success. Dreaming of kneeling before an altar means you are a very spiritual person and that the Lord will help you in your life and in your success. If you dream of lighted candles on the altar then it is an even bigger sign of success.

Baby or Babies

baby - If you dream that you are nursing a baby, it means sorrow and misfortune. If you see a baby that is sick, it means that someone among your relatives will die.


angelAngels will often appear in our dreams when we have thought of something divine and amazing. Angels may also appear in your dreams when you are looking over your attitudes, angels in your dreams may mean you should consider examining your motivations. An angel is often someone who brings you something in your dream such as a revelation or a message. If you take the time to search your feelings, the angels will lead you to new discoveries and directions in your life. Angels in your dreams may also denote a desire of guidance, power or strength, making friends, or a desire for emotional connections with others.


boatTo sail in a boat or ship on smooth waters is lucky. On rough waters, it is unlucky. To fall into water indicates great peril.



cloudsDark clouds indicate great sorrows that have to be passed through. But they will pass away if the clouds are moving or breaking away.


clockSeeing a clock in your dream may mean that you feel like life is passing you by too fast. Dreaming of winding a clock may mean that you are starting something new in your life, or that your life is going to go in a new direction. When dreaming of a clock that has an alarm that is going off, it may mean that you will be faced with a life-changing decision.


devilIt is high time for you to mend yourself. Great evil may come to you. You must pursue virtue. Dreaming of the devil may also mean that you are experiencing many temptations in your life.


accident Personal afflictions and troubles may be inevitable. But you will soon be removed from the trouble.


glasses Eyeglasses are used by the people who have weak eyesight to have an improved vision. In the context of dreams, eyeglasses signify preconceived views, beliefs and opinions. As such, dreaming of them symbolizes your confusion and lack of clarity on a particular issue and also your need to consider it from a fresher perspective. Seeing yourself as wearing glasses in the dream denotes a sense of balance and moderation. Meanwhile, dreaming of losing your eyeglasses is a sign that you need to beware of the mysteries, uncertainties and lies that you are about to encounter in your life.


tunnel Seeing a tunnel in your dream usually symbolizes the necessity to explore the deepest corners of your mind, and bring your unconscious thoughts to surface. Dreaming of a tunnel can be associated with birth as well as death. It can indicate the need to look back and review the past. It can also encourage you to proceed into the unknown, symbolizing success in solving a problem and entry into a new phase of life.

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