ORPHANED

(see Adoption, Baby, Desertion) For adoptees, likely a memory surfacing that may or may not need further examination. If you have unresolved issues pertaining to your adoption, look at this dream more closely. A type of desertion dream. Estrangement or separation from familv or a close circle of friends that you did not choose. A […]

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OTTER

(see Animals) Native American: The feminine power of water. Also gracefulness and playfulness. Forgetfulness or lacking closure. Otters are known to take one or two bites from their food, then leave the rest behind when distracted by something else. (see Bird, Feathers, Flying, Wings) Wisdom. The ability to traverse the figurative darkness in your life. […]

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OYSTER

(see Seashell) Because of the chance of finding a pearl here, a type of treasure dream. The shell of this creature equates to ainnor or obstacles to intimacy 7 . Life’s little irritations helping you to develop wisdom and patience. Pearls in an oyster are actually formed due to the irritation in the skin caused […]

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ONE

(see Numbers) The creative, originating energy of the universe. God (the first self-created power). The self and the individual’s relationship to, or awareness of, that essential nature. Single-mindedness, focus, unity.

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ONION

(see Eating, Garden, Vegetables) Onions have a power similar to garlic in overcoming evil, specifically our own shadows. The shape and color of the onion makes it an alternative emblem for the moon or wholeness. The layered skin of this vegetable represents having to probe to find the truth. Alternatively, it can represent layers of […]

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OPERATION

(see Healing, Medicine, Physician) The radical need to change something that threatens your wholeness, happiness, or growth. Destroying specific negative aspects of the self for renewal, like bad habits, bitterness, anger, etc. Feeling fearful or helpless in connection with the health and welfare of someone close to you.

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OPPOSITES

Some dream researchers, especially at the turn of the century, theorized that the symbols in dreams were opposite to what they appeared. Good represented evil, joy represented sadness, a man represented a woman, and so on. This idea is worth considering if the other approaches to vour dream have yielded little or no meaning. To […]

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