Spire

(Material aspects) To see a spire in a dream is to recognize a landmark, whether personal or more universal. In previous times, people oriented themselves by churches. Now a pub tends to be a marker, but in dreams the spire still persists.

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Spider

On a very mundane level spiders are generally disliked, perhaps because of their scuttling movement but also because of its association with dirt. In dreams it can also suggest deviousness, harking back to the innate fear of the destructive mother archetype.

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Zeal / Zealot

Historically, the zealots were a group who objected to roman rulership and sought to violently eradicate it. This kind of ‘love in action’ has relevance in today’s world when we come up against fanaticism in all its forms. Dreaming of a zealot suggests that we may need to act more circumspectly to achieve our aims.

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Abyss

To dream of an abyss indicates that you recognize within yourself the so-called bottomless pit or void. This is an aspect of the unknown which all of us must face at some time or another in our lives. It signifies risky action which must be taken without knowledge of what the outcome is going to […]

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Abuse

Physical abuse can give rise to nightmares and other terror dreams, further depleting our resources due to both broken sleep patterns and the over stimulation of the fright, fight, flight response.

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Absence

A dream about someone being absent, or of the absence of something one would expect to find, indicates that the unexpected may happen. We may be looking for something that we have already lost. Our feelings about the absence (e.G. Fear or anger) may also be important. A child experiences a strong sense of loss […]

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Abroad

To dream about being or going abroad gives us an understanding of our feelings towards the widening of our horizons, or making changes in our lives. Such dreams may also be connected with beliefs about the country in the dream (see places). We are dreaming about personal freedom or the ability to move freely around […]

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Abortion

There may be a need to reject a feeling, emotion, belief or concept that could be troublesome in some way. A risk has been taken which has not worked – often in relationships – and we must now make a conscious decision to restore the status quo.

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Abnormal

If the abnormality is extraordinary, such as an abnormal feeling or sound, it is the strangeness that needs to be explored. Inappropriate behaviour or distortion of what we consider to be normal can give us information helpful in managing a situation in everyday life.

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Abduct

If we appear to be the victim of abduction in dreams, we usually have an issue with authority, whether that is in a work situation or in our personal lives. It may be helpful to explore such difficulties to be free of the vulnerability this brings. If we ourselves are doing the abducting we should […]

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