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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BANANA

Traditionally, masculinity or male sexuality. Banana peel: A slippery situation to which you should be attentive. Caution against overlooking a potential hazard. Banana cream pie: From the days of slapstick comedy. Developing a good sense of humor as an ally for coping with difficult people or situations. Protection from negativity. In Hawaii, banana leaves are […]

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CARNELIAN

Because of its red color, this is an alternative blood emblem. Among Moslems, a symbol of perfect happiness, effective speech and depression’s abatement. In ancient Greece, this represented having one’s wishes satisfied. Arabian: Take care, someone is trying to trick or deceive you. In dream oracles, this stone warns of forthcoming misfortunes for which you […]

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CAR

(see Airplane, Horse, Spaceship) If you are behind the wheel of the car, this shows self-control and the ability to steer your own fate. If someone else is steering, and you’re in the passenger seat, consider if you allow other people to manipulate your decisions too much. Alternatively, there may be parts of yourself over […]

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DISASTERS

Warning or fear of danger. Alternatively, consternation over your ability to survive upheavals. Avalanche: Feeling trapped, frozen, or unable to act. Or, an overwhelmingly heavy burden that you feel was thrust upon you unwillingly (see Ice, Snow). Cave in: Tlie crumbling of foundations or an insecure position. Also a type of burial dream. Earthquake: Something […]

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PEER

(see Animals) Swift, agile movement. The deer is an excellent guide through any figurative forests in your life. Buddhist: A representation of the Wheel of Law in action. Also symbolizes meditation and gentility. A stag specifically is regarded as solar and masculine in aspect, banishing evil by symbolically trampling snakes under its swift, strong hooves.

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ICONS

(see Ascetic, Authority Figures, Parents, Religions) A god or goddess: Each varies here by the specific visage seen, but ecumenically any such appearance indicates a higher consciousness, morality, and the divine spark within each of us. Christ: An image of healing, forgiveness, protection, and renewal. If crucified, an emblem of martyrdom, or giving too much […]

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MOUTH

Matters of communication and self-expression. If you dream of being gagged, for example, this represents either swallowing your words, or having your speech repressed by societal or situational standards. An overexaggerated mouth can reveal a propensity to gossip or to dominate a conversation with your own ideas. Freudian: An alternative vaginal emblem. With an extended […]

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MONKEY (APE)

(see Animals) Anthropologically, a less evolved state. Slipping backward into more animalistic tendencies. Darwinian: An ancestral dream in which the monkey, ape, or gorilla symbolizes your ancient roots. Foolish behavior (acting like a “monkey’s uncle”). The mischievous and playful aspects of self (e.g., “monkey shines”). Being deceived by flattery or amusing actions that hide other […]

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NAIL

(see Hammer, Tools) Someone who is being, or trying to be, impenetrable and rugged (e.g., “tough as nails”). The ability and wherewithal to hold things together. What objects get nailed together in this case is quite significant. Being unjustly accused and sentenced (as Christ) by those around you, often a peer group. Alternatively, being caught […]

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