ARCHWAY

Victory and distinction. Archways were often built in ancient Rome to welcome back conquering heroes. Crumbled: The destruction of hopes with little warning. An alternative type of bridge dream, in which movement from one side of the archway to the other marks a transition (see Directions). A guidepost to follow. Just as we use important […]

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ACQUITTAL

(see Acceptance, Judgment) Forgiveness toward self or others for behavior that’s considered socially, legally, or religiously unseemly. Discovering information about a person or situation that erased any question of liability. If given by a judge, jury, or clergyperson, this can indicate forgiveness from others, including authority figures, or even the Divine regarding actions for which […]

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ACROBATICS

(see Dancing, Jinnping, Running) Balance, initiative, and sustained energy through physically trying circumstances. Feeling as if you’re jumping through proverbial hoops to please others or meet their expectations. Walking a tightrope: A delicate situation with some implied danger, depending on your level of skill. Contortionists: Having the truth or your sense of reality somehow twisted. […]

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ACORN

Male virility. In ancient times, these were an emblem of the testes, and often carried as amulets for fertility among men. Potential. The acorn grows into the mighty oak. If a woman is eating the acorn, an emblem of abundance and fertility. Shaking acorns from a tree: Releasing your own potential or making efforts for […]

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ABUSE

Feeling violated or exploited by an individual, a group, or a situation. If you are the abuser in the dream, this may represent pent-up displeasure toward yourself or antagonism toward another. A memory surfacing. Some abuse victims have uncovered their memories through dreams. However, caution must be issued here. Since this topic is widely covered […]

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BUS

Taking indirect routes with frequent stops to obtain your goal (see Velocity). Choosing a course of action that you perceive as safe and fairly dependable. Depending on an authority figure to determine the best course of action in a situation, especially scheduling. (see Vehicles by type, Highways, Travel)  

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BROOM

(see Diit, Organizing) An ancient emblem of womanhood that was later turned into a phallic symbol by the Church. Having a bad case of the cleaning or organizational bug either at home, or toward a specific project or goal. What exactly does the broom sweep away? Luck and friendship. According to folk beliefs, brooms found […]

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BROWN

(see Colors) Depression and foreboding, especially if hovering around you in the dream. An earthy color that can indicate good foundations, practicality, and the potential for growth (e.g., “being down to earth”). Much depends on where or how the color appears in the dream.

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BUILDINGS

The condition of the building can reveal the condition of your health, a relationship, or a situation. What does the building hold? If it is just an empty shell, consider if you’re living superficially, without gaining any real spiritual substance. Of what is the building constructed? Just like the story of “The Three Little Pigs,” […]

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BOX

(see Closet, Wrapping Paper) Unexpected surprises, good or bad. For example, birthday gifts are usually pleasant, whereas what awaited inside Pandora’s box was not. Gifts, talents, and abilities that exist within you, but have thus far remained “wrapped up.” Freudian: An alternative vaginal emblem. A sense of uncertainty, source of reservation, or seed of doubt. […]

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