Language of Dreams: Symbols and Interpretations

Every dream carries a symbol, seeing yourself falling from height e.g. refers that you are scared of heights, dreams sometimes are good and sometimes bad also. It’s a common observation thing that a good dream has a good effect on your mood all day long and a bad dream holds vice versa.

Symbols in a dream, are actually the elements that make up the details. Even specific actions are sometimes symbols (such as falling). The pictures hanging on a wall, ceiling, arches, paintings and even the mouse, anything could be a dream symbol. All the little details mean something. Symbols, for the most part, are a very personal thing.

A “dream dictionary” may not necessarily have the correct definition to the symbol in your particular dream. This is because we associate meanings differently from one another at times. However, there are a certain amount of symbols that seem to always mean the same thing for people all the time. Here are some common and universal symbols by which you can interpret your dreams too.

Animals: They symbolize our own traits, good and bad. When you see an animal doing something in your dreams it usually represents a bad trait. As it is far easier for us to accept and watch an animal doing something negative then to take the credit for it ourselves.

Automobiles or vehicles: Vehicles that you ride in usually reflect two things; the direction you are heading in life, and your body. (the thing you travel or “ride” through life in). The condition of the vehicle might give you an idea of your health. Driving an old beat up car down a muddy road on a stormy night would be considered a pretty bad dream! However flying a jet through blue skies would be a rather good dream. 🙂

Children: A child represents to most of us, something new, different and joyous. Using this logic, it is easy to see why a child represents a new phase in your life or a new project as well. How well the child gets along and fares in the dream is an indication as to how well what it represents is doing. Also, a child symbolizes innocent parts of yourself sometimes, and at other times, immaturity and childishness. It all depends on the theme and emotions used in the dream.

Clothing: When you get into different moods you tend to choose different clothing, so clothing, for this reason best symbolizes your mood or state of mind. They also signify attitude. We wear clothing for all sorts of different reasons including, work, dating, play and social occasions. Attitudes and moods are similar to clothing in this regard, they are the camouflage we hide behind, our face we put on for the world in various situations so we can better cope.

Death: Nearly any dream you have that refers to death, dying or attending a funeral, or the like, pertain to change. Death dreams are generally big changes and should never be ignored. Sometimes they really do signify death! Another possible symbol of a death dream is threat. Whichever suits the dream depends on how well the theme was arrived at. Most death dreams are about major change and not about literal death though, so don’t panic if you have one. Just patiently go through the analysis process, and make sense of it.

Buildings: The building in a dream usually points directly to a specific area of your life. Dreaming of being in an office complex, or factory can pertain to your working environment. It does not need to specifically pertain to your exact line of work. A bathroom, may pertain to your general health and hygiene habits, and a kitchen might be about your eating and nutrition. What you associate different locations to mean in general, usually points to what the dream was getting at specifically. To dream of your childhood house, tends to be a reflection of your life today though.

People: People most often portrayed in dreams are actually reflections of your own personality traits, provided the dream is not prophetic. These traits are ones that you need to enhance or develop, or if negative, work on eliminating or reducing. You should immediately ask of yourself, what traits do I like, and what traits do I dislike in the characters I dream about? Then look for those traits in yourself. You may be very surprised to find a match up! People in dreams work most commonly to reflect, or mirror important aspects of your personality. You do well to always make this association.

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