In chinese medicine the lungs represent grief. They are also involved in decision making. Spiritually, the lungs are the seat of righteousness and the source of thoughts concerning the self.
Spiritually the apple is the fruit of temptation, yet it is also a magical fruit containing the seeds of knowledge and awareness. An apple suggests a new beginning and a freshness of approach. In many traditions it is the fruit of immortality. Apple blossom is a chinese symbol of peace and beauty.
When any direction is indicated or particularly noticeable in a dream, we need to consider the esoteric implications and how these are applicable in our everyday lives. Based on the chinese method of interpretation and used by those systems of belief that adhere to the natural forces, the points of the compass can be read […]
The tortoise may, of course, simply be an image of a pet as an object that is loved. It may also, however, be a symbol for long life. For those undertaking esoteric studies, the tortoise in dreams may signify the need to consider chinese systems of belief.
Symbolic of Chinese people or Eastern religious beliefs (a call to prayer)
Spiritually, being aware of blood circulating through the body can symbolize the rejuvenating or life force. This is similar to ch’i in chinese medicine.
A machine may well represent the machinations of life, which would be interpreted as the ‘life process’. In chinese medicine ch’i or spiritual energy flows in certain ways around the body and the life process aids in that flow.
A kite represents our need for, or recognition of, forthcoming spiritual freedom. In chinese lore, the kite symbolized the wind. We need to be free of constraints and to be ‘pulling our own strings’, while remaining grounded. The bird of prey also soars with the wind, and again represents freedom.
As a metal, mercury is a universal alchemical symbol representing the yin. It is the symbol of the passive and the undifferentiated state which may be found deep within the psyche. Chinese refer to it as “liquid silver” and it corresponds to the dragon and to bodily fluids of blood, semen, water and, at times, […]
Garlic is considered a herb of magic. As a protective amulet, particularly against the evil eye, it is of significance against negativity. In chinese lore it also symbolizes luck, health and many children, so in dreams may signify all of these.