ASCENT

(see Airplane, Balloon, Clouds, Ladder, Mountain, Stairs, Wings) Broader perspectives and higher outlooks on any situation. If on the journey up, your head literally reaches into the clouds, put those flights of fancy in check and come back down to earth. Emotions or memories surfacing from deep within. Spiritually, the quest for enlightenment and reconnection […]

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ANTIQUES

Outmoded concepts, or overemphasizing the past instead of living in the “now.” If these are treasured possessions, this indicates you trulv value your traditions, or history in general. The question of personal value. Perhaps you are feeling old, worn, and useless, instead of cherishing the experiences life has provided over the years.

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ANGEL

(see Authority Figures, Icons) A personal guide or guardian who either safeguards you in times of need or conveys important messages, most likely of a spiritual nature. Divine blessings and protection, especially if one covers you with its wings. In Christianity, angels are servants and messengers for God, often attending and defending believers in their […]

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ANIMALS

The primitive wildness within and a yearning to return to nature. A threatening animal reveals hidden aggression or unexpressed anger toward something or someone. Alternatively, this may mean that you personally feel threatened by someone perceived as predatory. Taming an animal: Bringing (or wishing to bring) yourself under greater control, especially characteristics like a hot […]

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ANT

Business concerns. What is the ant pulling or walking upon? Tenacity. The ability to overcome insurmountable odds (note Aesop’s Fables). Community and solidarity. Ants live and work as a unit. Being bitten by an ant: A Victorian symbol of quarrels or bad feelings that came out as biting words. Divinatory insight. The ancients believed because […]

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AMBER

Irritating situations in which the tension is nearly audible. Amber has a natural ability to pick up static when rubbed. Health concerns. Because of its capacity to trap insects and plant life, the ancients believed this stone could likewise entrap sickness. Look to see what the amber contains for more symbolism. An alternative solar emblem, […]

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ACTING

(see Costumes, Masks, Theater) Life’s roles: Shakespeare intimated that life was a stage, making dreams the theater of your mind. Here, you can act out various “parts” to literally walk in someone else’s shoes, try out options, or get different perspectives. Sensing that you, or someone you know, have been putting on airs instead of […]

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BUTTER

(see Bread, Eating) A favorable sign of accomplishing your goals and having continued good health. Selling butter portends small gains in business (e.g., making your “bread and butter”). Spreading butter may indicate that you are somehow trying to “butter someone up” instead of taking a more direct tact. Worship and sacrifice given to the Divine. […]

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BIRDS

A type of flying dream, especially if you have sprouted wings. If the bird is carrying something to you, or away from you, what it bears is significant to meaning. For example, a bird carrying an olive branch would traditionally symbolize forgiveness and peace. If the birds are scavengers preying on something (see Buzzard, Carcass), […]

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BEE

Stinging you: An unpleasant experience that literally left a “stinger” behind, often of an emotional nature. At the hive: Community and socialization; knowing your place and function within a specific group; harmonious teamwork. Flying from flower to flower: Gathering life’s nectar, enjoying sweetness wherever it may be found. Alternatively, a fickle nature. Buzzing: A message; […]

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