(Beads; Jewel; Money; Tears; Women) Drilling wholes in pearls to string them in a dream means fulfillment of one’s goals, easing one’s passage, or facilitating one’s marriage. In a dream, a pearl also means a son. If one’s wife is pregnant, and if she hands him a pearl in his dream, it means that she […]
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.
(Man’s food; Dinner; Digesting food; Invitation; Lunch) Food which is placed on a ceramic plate or on a clay plate in a dream represents lawful earnings. If food is served on a forbidden golden or silver platter in the dream, it represents unlawful money, extensive debts, eating and chewing one’s food with desire and gluttony. […]
(Drug; Inkwell) Taking medicine in a dream means correcting oneself, or it could mean fulfilling one’s religious obligations. Ifone takes a medicine for his illness in a dream, it means that he will correct his conduct. If it denotes knowledge in the dream, it means that he will benefit from what he learns and accepts […]
(Fastener) In a dream, a nail represents a commander or a governor. A nail in a dream also represents attainment of one’s goal. Fastening a nail to a piece ofwood in a dream means getting married. Nails in a dream also could represent an army, and they could signify strength and benefits. Swallowing nails in […]
(Ibn Seerin’s Dictionary of Dreams) An apple tree in a dream represents a good man who serves and cares about his community. A crack in a tree in a dream represents members of one’s family who will brace against him. A palmyra tree in a dream represents a wise man, a poet, or an astronomer. […]
(Astral; Celestial spheres; Constellation; Dog star; Moon; Procyon; Sirius; Stars) In a dream, a star represents the best and the most noble of people. Seeing the stars scintillating with lights and gathered inside one’s house in a dream means that great people, or some of the leaders of the country will meet at that house. […]
In chinese lore the tortoise is a revered figure of wisdom and knowledge. He is said to carry the pattern of all existence on his back. He also represents creation. Consult the entries for chinese in indigenous peoples and pet as well as the information on reptiles in animals.
The tortoise for most people suggests slowness but also perhaps thoroughness. It also in dreams signifies a shell that perhaps we – or others round us – have put up in order to protect or defend ourselves.
Success through long toil and perseverance (Gypsy). See jEsop’s fable of Hare and Tortoise.