Speech

1. If giving a speech, one is expressing long-repressed feel­ings for all the world to hear. 2. If listening to a speech, one is hearing feelings from another person previously rejected. 3. If making a speech at a conference and one is booed off the stage (or from whatever forum one is speaking from), one […]

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Sequel

Something previously experienced in one’s life is about to play out again.

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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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Alcohol / Alcoholic

As the use of alcohol becomes more prevalent in the everyday, it can have the effect of changing the quality of dreams, bringing more frightening or incomprehensible images to the fore. Often these images need to be interpreted in the way that they were in previous times, as gremlins and hidden fears and anxieties. Men […]

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Autumn

Symbolically autumn signifies a time of introspection when we can gain benefit from previous actions. We have the advantage of experience and maturity.

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Apprentice

Previously apprenticeships were more valid for men than for women, so to an extent the interpretation for a man or a woman will differ according to their age group. An older man might dream of his own apprenticeship whereas an older woman may feel that someone around her is lacking skill. Today’s apprentices will not […]

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Bag

Whereas previously men carrying bags were seen as effeminate, this is no longer the case, so in dreams a man carrying a bag can symbolize his attitude to his responsibilities. In a woman’s dream a bag is more likely to represent her inner feelings.

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Banner

If the banner in the dream is a commercial one, such as a street, advertising or protest type, it represents the need to have something, which we may previously have ignored or rejected, brought to our attention. If the banner is an old fashioned one – as used in medieval battles – it indicates a […]

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Bicycle

A bicycle in a woman’s dream represents personal freedom and previously might have suggested rebellion. In a man’s dream it is most likely to have links with childhood memories.

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Bucket

When a bucket appears in our dreams, we should be considering down­to-earth, practical ways of dealing with problems. We perhaps need to consider somewhat old fashioned methods. To knock over a bucket means to put an end to previous good work and the slang phrase ‘to kick the bucket’ denotes losing our essential life force.

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