Air Raid Siren
To dream of an air raid siren represents feelings of being overwhelmed by things you can't control. Anxiety, fear, or terror that you must focus on self-preservation before all else. Fear of doing anything except being cautious. A warning or intuitive feeling that you need to drop what you are doing to avoid a threat. A top priority to avoid danger that is "out of the blue." Feeling a lack of control in your life. Closing yourself off because you feel a situation is too dangerous.
Negatively, an air raid siren may be a sign that you are terrified of having to confront certain people or situations. Avoiding people or situations that you don't like at all costs. An emotional threat that you would so anything to avoid.
To dream of an aircraft carrier represents total preoccupation with confronting a negative or uncertain situation. Never standing down and asserting yourself as much as you can. Throwing everything you have at your problem or enemies.
An aircraft carrier may be a sign that you are unwilling to put up with a difficult person or situation any longer. Using all your resources to hold your ground. It may also reflect your patience with wanting to totally embarrass someone. Waiting for a sign that it's time to finish something off for good.
To dream of an airplane crashing represents plans, projects, or something you have just started that has now failed. Major setbacks, oversights, or disappointments. Something in your life that you were "getting off the ground" has become a disaster emotionally.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing planes crash. In waking life she had survived Hurricane Katrina and was watching many of the plans she had for her life being completely destroyed.
Example 2: A woman had a recurring nightmare about being on an airplane that crashed. In waking life she was concerned about exciting business opportunities at work that she was involved with failing because she felt that they were too good to go on forever.
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To dream of airplane tickets represents ideas, solutions, or answers to problems that gives momentum to plans you have. An event or piece of information that gives you the power or needed resources to make something happen. The ability to initiate an experience or get something "off the ground."
Example: A man dreamed of being handed airplane tickets. In real life he experienced new medical symptoms that finally forced doctors to take his illness seriously.
To dream of an airplane represents the trajectory or momentum of plans, ideas, or projects that you wish to "get off the ground." Positively, airplanes are a reflection of successful experiences that are progressing. Everything coming together to ensure a desired controlled outcome.
Negatively, airplanes may reflect the realization plans, ideas, or projects that aren't working out as expected. Everything seems to be coming together to ensure an outcome that can't be stopped. Alternatively, an airplane may reflect frustration or jealousy at seeing someone else succeeding or gaining momentum with their plans. Not liking experiencing someone doing something you can't do or are unable to stop.
To dream of missing a flight represents lost opportunities or feeling that everything that could go wrong is going wrong. Plans are not working out as you had hoped. You may be juggling too many responsibilities. Something you are striving for is elusive. Pushing harder may not be a good solution to your problems. It may be a good idea to slow down. Better planning or preparation may be helpful.
To dream of an airplane taking off symbolizes plans, ideas, or projects taking off. There is momentum or progress. It may also reflect a situation that can't be stopped.
To dream of an airplane crashing represents a loss of momentum, progress, or confidence. Plans or projects that you thought would work suddenly fail.
To dream of an airplane that aborts a flight represents delays or disappointments with plans or projects you have.
To dream of flying on a plane to another country represents the realization of plans or choices leading a different mental state. A current situation is moving you towards completely different emotions or focus.
To dream of an invisible airplane may reflect feelings of uncertainty about your progress in situation. Feeling success or progress without being able to effectively see it happening.
Dreams of airplanes can sometimes reflect our feelings about people dying or the journey of death. For example, a elderly man dreamed of his deceased wife having caught an earlier plane then him. The dream most likely symbolized his feelings about his journey to the afterlife being close at hand after experiencing his wife's death. People may also experience a dream of someone who has recently died telling them it's time to get off the plane at the current stop while the deceased person is supposed to continue with the flight.
Example: A woman dreamed of being on an airplane that always got aborted. In real life she was having problems turning a hobby of hers into a business venture. Problems kept arising that delayed her goals.
Example 2: A man dreamed of an airplane taking off in the dark. In real life they had a co-worker that was about to release an ambitious business plan during very uncertain times.
Example 3: A man dreamed seeing an airplane in a hanger. In real life he was unemployed and very bored waiting for another job.
Example 4: A woman dreamed about missing an airplane to New York. In waking life she was very anxious about a business trip to New York being successful because she would miss out on an entire season to showcase her products if anything went wrong at all.
Example 5: A person dreamed of an evacuation airplane landing. In waking life she was about to undergo emergency surgery.
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To dream of an airport represents the beginning or the end of plans or ideas. Waiting to depart on a plane reflects a new idea or plan that is ready to take off. You are approaching a new departure in your life. You may be preparing to experience a new relationship, new career path or new adventure.
Waiting for a plane to land reflects a current plan or idea that is finishing up. You may be expecting a relationship, career, or adventure to come to an end.
Positively, dreaming about an airport may reflect high ambitions or high expectations as you prepare to embark on a new plan, project, or new situation.
Negatively, an airport may reflect a naive, unprepared, or hasty mindset as you embark on new situations. Getting involved in new situations you are completely unqualified for. Getting ready to do something for a long period of time or the rest of your life without really thinking it through properly.
Alternatively, an airport may reflect your feelings about preparing to travel. An elderly woman dreamed of being in an airport filling out forms. In waking life she was busy planning for a trip Israel that should couldn't afford at all with no serious plan to actually travel.
Example: A woman dreamed of feeling helpless to get to the airport. In waking life she was frustrated by her husband not contributing to the family bills enough to help the family move on to a better life.
To dream of waking down an aisle represents a transitional phase. Alternatively, it may represent conflicting choices or viewpoints.
To dream of walking down a wedding aisle represents progression towards a psychological or situational unification. Problems or situations that are close to becoming more significant or obvious.
To dream of a store isle represents a selective attitude. You or someone else that is totally focused on picking or choosing the things you want or wish to experience. A state of mind where you are casually or confidently acquiring whatever you want. Consider the type of store for additional symbolism.
To dream of an alarm represents a sense of urgency in a relationship or situation. A conflict you or someone else is experiencing that requires attention. Anxiety or stress may have reached an upper limit.
Alternatively, an alarm may represent a breaching of boundaries or limits. You or someone else may have gone too far with something.
To dream of an alarm clock represents a nagging reminder for urgent action. You may have responsibilities or people that require your attention. Alternatively, you may fear not having enough time to meet deadlines or accomplish a goal.
To dream of an albatross represents an aspect of yourself that is noticeably overpowering or overshadowing. You or someone else that "steals the show" or feels like an unavoidable curse.
To dream of an albino represents an aspect of yourself that is noticeably imperfect.
Example: A man dreamed of an albino man yelling at him. In real life he was behind on a work project with a deadline. The yelling albino man represented his sensitive feelings about how incomplete his work was as his boss pressured him.
To dream of alchemy represents feelings of expertise at transforming things in life that nobody like or respects into something beautiful or valuable. A special "knack" for "turning shit into gold."
Negatively, alchemy in a dream may reflect a tendency to talk about incredible transformations that can't be proven or repeated. Lying about change that is generally accepted as impossible. Desiring or living in want of an impossible transformation. Embarrassing yourself not accepting your losses or proven impotence. A naive belief that you can simply transform a loss with an incredible feat.
To dream of drinking alcohol may represent the potential to go too far with your ideas or interests. Positively, it may reflect how you are enjoying yourself with something you really like.
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To dream of an alcoholic represents you or someone else that can't stop themselves from going overboard with something they enjoy. Having a problem controlling yourself. "Burning yourself out" with your interests or something that gives you pleasure.
An alcoholic may also reflect a dependency on something you like doing that is destroying you. Something or someone may be too beautiful to stop liking.
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To dream of algae represents feelings of being unable to stop something in your life from growing or developing. Growth or progress being made that you find unpleasant. Something flourishing that you don't like. Something that you find annoying or too time consuming to clean up after.
Negatively, algae may reflect problems in your life that are developing that you find easier to do nothing about. Allowing a problem to fester or overgrow.
Example: A woman dreamed of algae growing on a glass above a sink. In waking life she had allowed her husband to ejaculate in her during sex in the heat of the moment and was starting to have second thoughts about her potential pregnancy. The dream may have reflected her feelings of being unable to do anything about the insemination that was cultivating inside her body and her consideration of getting rid of the baby.
To dream of aliens represents aspects of your personality that are unfamiliar, unknown, or unusual. An alien may also represent a situation in your life that you can't do anything about. You may also be observing, or experiencing things that are not normal for you. Things that may be hard to explain or understand.
To dream of being an alien represents your feelings of being an outsider, being unaccepted, or misunderstood. You may feel like you don't belong, or can't fit in.
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To dream of paying alimony represents "paying" for past actions and mistakes. A bad reputation may still effect you, you may be living with the consequences of bad choices, or you have obligations linked to your past.
To dream of the all-seeing eye represents a higher level of awareness, or becoming more conscious of yourself and of the world around you. You may be experiencing a time in your life where you are mentally, or spiritually evolving.
The all-seeing eye is common to users of ayahuasca or other hallucinogenic substances as it symbolizes the higher level of consciousness, awareness, or insight that is being gained while using the substances. It also reflects the feelings the user has of connecting to something greater than themselves.
To dream of allergies represents sensitively to certain people or situations. You may feel that you are physically or emotionally limited from doing something.
To dream of being in an back alley represents issues or situations that are off limits. You may be doing something or thinking about something that you know you aren't supposed to be.
To dream of an alligator represents a situation in your life that you feel is dangerous. Feeling that a problem has rocked your sense of balance or safety. Feeling shaken by something or struggling to contain a problem.
Alternatively, an alligator may reflect a powerful fear you have. An alligator may be a sign that you need to put more effort into confronting your fears or speak to someone about your problems.
An alligator may reflect the danger you feel from a job layoff, argument, or interpersonal problem. It may also reflect the threat of loss or feeling that a crisis may be at hand.
If you find yourself eating alligator in a dream it represents overcoming a fear or dangerous situation. You are feeling victory, success, and triumph.
To dream of a blue alligator symbolizes a powerful fear of a positive situation. You possibly have strong insecurities or anxieties about something that is good for you.
Example: A man dreamed of alligators following him. In real life he was trying to avoid financial bankruptcy. The alligators represented his sense of danger about his failing finances and inability to cover bills.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being chased by a flying alligator. In waking life he was severely traumatized by a hurricane disaster. The dream most likely reflected the dreamers feelings about the lingering and dangerous possibility of another hurricane occurring.
Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing an alligator chasing his daughter. In waking life he got very angry with his daughter because he feared for her safety. He felt that he may have overreacted.
To dream of getting an allowance represents a sense of freedom with boundaries or limitations. A person or situation that helps you as long as certain rules or obligations are met. You may feel that you have to conform to others wishes or behave accordingly in order to receive assistance or permission.
To dream of an almanac represents following advice, looking ahead, or solving problems based on assumptions. Following a course of action based on what is expected or assumed. Consideration of probabilities.
Negatively, an almanac may be a sign that you need to think more for yourself or take more precautions to ensure stability. It may be a bad idea to allow assumptions to guide your decisions or make risky choices without considering the unexpected. Overestimation or underestimation that a situation will turn out perfect.
To dream of almonds represents quality, substance, or richness. An area of your life that needs to be full of meaning or purpose.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing someone having an almond surgically placed in their brains. In real life she was doing a thesis for University. The almond being placed in the brain reflected the pressure for quality work that this thesis placed on her.
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To dream of an altar represents feelings about great personal sacrifice or loyalty to a cause. A willingness to prove your faith or loyalty with a big gesture. A willingness to prove your loyalty to a large group of people with a serious sacrifice. Surrendering total respect and loyalty by whatever means necessary. Surrendering your ego to prove your faith or loyalty. The choice to consecrate a partnership or relationship.
Alternatively, dreaming about an alter may reflect your willing to make big sacrifices for God or your faith that are public or noticed by everyone you know. A willingness to prove you would put God before all else in your life.
Negatively, an alter may reflect an excessive need to prove your faith or loyalty to a cause. An excessive need to prove your faith to God. Showing off trying to prove your faith or loyalty. Alternatively, it may reflect total humiliation that you are intentionally sacrificing all your power away to someone more powerful than you. Choosing to "sell your soul" away.
To dream of an alter boy represents you or someone else that's trying to be noticed behaving perfectly for someone else. Good behavior for someone else's benefit.
To dream of Alzheimer's disease represent feelings about embarrassing yourself not remembering things. Anxiety or feeling stupid about yourself not having a sharp memory when it's important. Embarrassing yourself with deteriorating skills or memory. Concerns with other people noticing your memory or skills are not as good as they used to be.
Alternatively, Alzheimer's disease may reflect your surprise at how forgetful someone you know is.
Example: A woman dreamed of her son having Alzheimer's disease. In waking life she was about to enroll in a doctoral program and was concerned that she had forgotten too many things that other people in the same program probably remembered easily. She had anxiety that the program was beyond her capabilities.
To dream of an ambassador represents an aspect of yourself that is diplomatic or conciliatory. You or someone else that is trying to deal with people in a sensitive and effective way. It may also reflect an attempt to bridge tensions or conflict.
To dream of amber represents power that can't be avoided or left unnoticed. Feelings about every single little detail having to be paid attention to.
Positively, the color amber may reflect feelings that everything you do being noticed powerful. Comfortable noticing yourself never being powerless at all.
Negatively, amber may reflect power that is unpleasant or that doesn't feel good. Feeling that every problem you have is being amplified. Feeling stuck with too much power or that you are experiencing a powerful situation that never changes. Not liking to have to notice only other people having power. You may feel your power being constantly tested. Feelings about getting too much attention in ways you don't like.
To dream of amber stone represents pleasant feelings about being secure with power. Feeling that power is permanently noticeable.
To dream of amber stone with a bug in it represents pleasant feelings about never being bothered again. Feeling good knowing that an unpleasant person or situation in your life can never annoy you again.
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To dream of an ambulance represents urgent decisions, or doing whatever it takes to deal with a problem. An ambulance reflects an emotional or situational crisis, or a problem that requires a quick response. A need to act quickly. Feeling that there is need for quick or urgent action.
Example: A woman dreamed of her mother calling an ambulance. In waking life she was seriously depressed and thought it was important to start seeing a therapist.
To dream of being ambushed represents feelings about unanticipated setbacks or problems. Rejection, delays, or new developments that may have been unexpected. You have been prevented from reaching a goal or destination.
To dream of fearing an ambush may reflect your fear of a surprise attack on you physically or emotionally. Fearing being cut off guard.
To dream of conducting an ambush represents your attempts to stop something using an element of surprise. You may have secret information or plans that you are withholding. It may also point to desperation to ward of potential humiliation.
Example: A woman dreamed of fearing an ambush while she stood in a parking lot. In waking life she feared physical abuse from her husband while she having trouble deciding whether or not to seriously leave him.
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To dream of American people represents aspects of yourself that make free choice or are independent. Doing whatever you want or not allowing problems to effect you. Being oblivious to limitations.
Negatively, American people may reflect behavior. Alternatively, it may reflect your feelings about people in your life that are abusing their privileges or advantages.
Example: A young man dreamed of being an American when in real life he wasn't. In waking life he decided to buy expensive clothing on his credit card even though he was broke. Being American in the dream may have reflected his feelings about never allowing having no money to stop him from enjoying his life.
To dream of Amish people represents aspects of your personality that purposely resists change or wants to stall progress. You may not want to mentally or emotionally evolve in some way.
To dream of ammunition represents the assets or resources required to face problems or achieve goals. Ammunition could reflect emotional strength, physical energy, social leverage, or even financial resources. Ammunition may symbolize something that gives you the power or energy to defend yourself against adversity.
Running out of ammunition in a dream may represent feelings of hopelessness, a loss of will power, or feeling unable to defend yourself.
To dream of amnesia represents you or someone has a poor memory of something. You may not remember something that other people do. Alternatively, amnesia may represent you or someone else that has blocked out or rejected a negative aspect of yourself. You may also be experiencing a recurring problematic person or situation that seems oblivious to what has already happened.
Amnesia may be a sign that you or someone else doesn't believe that they did anything wrong or finds it difficult to accept responsibility.
Alternatively, amnesia may also represent a complete loss of direction. Original goals or intentions were abandoned.
Negatively, amnesia may reflect an arrogant intentional attempt to pretend that something important was forgotten.
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To dream of an amplifier represents a magnifying force in your life. A situation that increases the importance of certain beliefs or actions. You or someone else may have a need to be heard.
Alternatively, an amplifier may represent a catalyst of change. A situation that forces you or others to pay more attention.
To dream of amputation represents a loss of a part of yourself. Giving up power or abilities. You may feel "robbed" or unable to achieve goals. It may also reflect serious losses or dramatic changes that leave you feeling vulnerable. You may feel frustrated, limited, powerless, or helpless. It may also represent restrictions placed on you.
Amputated hands reflect feelings of being unable to do as you please or losing a capability.
Amputated legs represent a loss of independence.
Amputated arms represents a loss of function, reach, or an extension of yourself.
Example: A woman who aspired to be a writer once dreamed of being in love with a legless man. In real life she knew that writing was a field that was unsupportive of newcomers. The legless man reflected her desire to write being a difficult achievement without doing everything on her own first. A goal with "no legs" of it's own. A goal that would have to be supported by others forms of income.
Example 2: A man once dreamed of seeing a man who was missing his hand. In real life he was dealing with an illness that had destroyed his life and limited his ability to do things that he wanted.
To dream of an amulet represents something that makes you feel protected or increases confidence. You may be insecure or have low self-esteem.
To dream of an amusement park represents a chaotic situation in your life. A lot of ups and downs or unpredictability wherever you turn. Anxiety about unpredictable situations you feel compelled to go along with.
Consider the specific rides for additional symbolism.
Example: A man dreamed of being in an amusement park. In waking life he had a very busy day at work the previous day with all kinds of chaotic moments and stressful changes.
To dream of anaconda represents feelings of being powerlessly restricted. It may also reflect your own attempts to guarantee that someone else is totally cut off from their goals. The threat of failure by being slowly restricted. Feelings about relationships or business dealing being gradually "strangled" or "suffocated" by problems.
Example: A woman dreamed of having to kill an anaconda snake. In waking life she had to fight against someone who was making comments about her business which was causing her to gradually lose a lot of money.
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To dream of anal sex symbolizes the creation of problems or negative experiences. Life experiences that totally "screw you over", and leave you with unresolved problems. It reflects choices that never lead to anything productive.
Anal sex in a dream is a sign that a situation is being made worse or that you feel you are getting "the shaft" from someone. Anal sex may also be a sign that you are giving in to bad habits.
To dream of anal rape symbolizes a sense of powerlessness to stop a problem from "screwing you over." You may that problems are being made for you or that they are too big to overcome.
Example: A man dreamed of his father having anal sex with him. In real life he had a moral dilemma that poor choices were exacerbating. His father having anal sex with him reflected a bad conscience making the problem worse.
Example 2: A man dreamed of a demon anally raping another man. In real life this man was experiencing his business being totally destroyed and felt powerless to stop it. The demon rape reflected his perception of horrible and unfair it felt to witness his business going under.
To dream of an analyst represents you or someone else that is assessing a situation or a problem. Possibly a reflection of your self-assessment. You may be taking a closer look at certain behavior or actions. You might also be trying to breakdown a problem or discover a root cause.
To dream of anarchy represents you or someone else that is flaunting the rules or taking matters into their own hands. You may need to show some restraint when expressing yourself. Anarchy may also reflect a lack of respect for rules or boundaries. It may symbolize disdain for the status-quo.
To dream about ancestors represents acknowledgment of your inherited traits and tradition. You might also be trying to learn from your past or gain insight from more experienced people to intelligently deal with a problem.
To dream of an anchor represents immovability or "staying put" on an issue. You've accepted your current status. Holding tight or an unwillingness to change. It may also reflect stability and security with a choice. Stability during uncertain times. Being steadfast or unwavering.
Alternatively, an anchor could represent a person or situation that is always dependable or stable.
Positively, an anchor may reflect an influence in your life that brings you steadfastness and strength. Fixed or unchanging beliefs. A firm loyalty.
Negatively, an anchor may reflect a stubborn attitude or an unwillingness to keep confronting a problem. It may also reflect a feelings of being stuck with a situation. Feeling held back by someone else that refuses to confront problems or move on. Feeling shackled to a relationship that isn't working. Feeling tied to an emotional problem.
Example: A woman dreamed of wearing a silver necklace with an anchor charm. In waking life she had committed her life to staying by her sick relative's side.
To dream of an ancient theme, symbolizes your sense of foundation. You are well-grounded and are able to learn from your past. Feelings about yourself or others as having been involved with something for as long as you can remember. Feeling entitled due to tenure. A long history of involvement or behavior. A situations where you've "always been." Feelings about yourself or others as having a level of importance that is impossible to ignore.
Negatively, ancient things in a dream may reflect an arrogant attitude about being permanently entitled. Feeling that because you always had something that you should never have to change even if it means robbing others of getting to be happy or feel powerful for the first time. Difficulty letting go of old habits or relationships. Difficulty doing new things. Feeling old.
Example: A teenage girl dreamed of being an ancient vampire and trying hard not to bite someone for the first time. In waking life she was trying to be a better daughter to her parents and not use them as much. The ancient vampire symbolism may have reflected her feelings about herself having "always been" an important member of the family who could easily use her parents to get things if she wanted to.
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To dream of an androgynous person represents an aspect of yourself that can't integrate or fit in. Something ambiguous. It may also reflect an area of your life that you have difficulty defining. It may also reflect your wish to feel good knowing you don't belong or do something normal.
Alternatively, a androgynous person may represent a some area of your life where feminine and masculine characteristics are present. Example: Being sensitive and aggressive.
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To dream of an android represents an aspect of your personality that is intelligent, but lacks feeling. Possibly a reflection of an intelligent person in your life that you feel is monotonous, boring, or doesn't satisfy your emotional needs. It may also represent people you know that are antisocial or easily to control.
Example: A woman once dreamed of having sex with an android while she was having a sexual relationship with a person she found too quiet and introverted.
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To tell or read an anecdote in a dream represents enthusiasm for idealistic notions. A positive view of an idea or belief that you or someone else have had.
Consider how the anecdote makes you feel when you think about it.
To dream of anesthesia represents a situation that helps to reduce the severity of a problem, or makes facing consequences more tolerable. It may also symbolize a compromise or concession that reduces a burden or unpleasant situation that can't be avoided.
Anesthesia may also represent a wish to avoid the full emotional impact of something that hurts you.
To dream of having no anesthesia may reflect a difficult situation where you are required to feel the full emotional impact of fixing a problem. Painfully or uncomfortably being denied the ability to hide anything. Feeling that you can't avoid how painful or unfair a correction is. Feeling that someone is being inconsiderate to your pain.
Example: A man dreamed of asking a doctor for anesthesia for a broken toe. In real life he was unhappy with a purchase he couldn't return. He asked the store for an exchange to settle the problem. The anesthesia reflected the reduced feelings of loss he felt on the purchase due to the exchange being better than no compromise at all.
Example 2: A man dreamed of having to endure a surgical operation without anesthesia. In waking life he felt that he had to speak to a psychiatrist about very personal issues and had to be perfectly honest about embarrassing details.
To dream of an angel represents goodness, purity, protection, comfort, and consolation. Angels may also represent your view of a person or situation that you see as being a perfect solution to a problem. An angel reflects a wonderful situation in your life that relieves you of a burden or spares you of difficulty. An angel is indicative of a situation that leaves you feeling blessed, thankful, or lucky.
An angel may also represent a partner, fiancee, or spouse that you see as being perfect.
Angels often appear in the dreams of people who have had a powerful spiritual experience or renewed interest in their beliefs because it's reflecting the sense of safety, belonging, or "safe harbor" that comes with these experiences.
To dream of a person you know with angel wings represents some aspect of your personality that make you feel safer or relieved of a difficult situation. It may also reflect your feelings about that person making your life easier or protecting you in some way. It may also reflect your feelings about them being perfect.
To dream of angel wings being cut off or burned off represents a problem or negative intentions that keep something or someone from being viewed as perfect. Wanting to see someone or something as perfect, but feeling that something is not allowing it.
To dream that you are an angel represents your feelings of responsibility, or a need to protect others. Being someone else's perfect solution to a problem.
Example: A woman dreamed of an angel walking towards her. In real life she was amazed when a friend wanted to practice her faith with her. Something she longed for. The angel reflected how this friend was a perfect solution to her problem of not being able to practice her faith the way she always wanted to.
Example 2: A man dreamed of having an angel on his shoulder telling him to not go listen to certain music. In waking life he was in a band that was going nowhere and realized that taking a serious job away from music would be a very good idea to listen to in order to have financial stability for the rest of his life.
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To dream that you are holding or expressing anger represents an awareness of frustration or agitation. Experiencing a disagreement with someone in your waking life or inner conflict with an aspect of your character. You may be experiencing frustrations and disappointments with others. Frustration with yourself. A need to be more assertive than you want to be. Powerful feelings of jealousy or being undervalued. Feeling of hostility in waking life.
Being angry in a dream may also reflect you or someone else that is demanding to be acknowledged. It may also be a sign that you have unacknowledged aggression or hostility. Perhaps you feel undervalued, rejected, or jealous.
An angry person in a dream may represent a characteristic in yourself that you dislike or feel guilty about.
Positively, anger in a dream may reflect an assertive stance towards problems that you were previously passive about.
Negatively, anger in a dream may reflect your fear of person or problem that you have agitated. Fearing repercussions for your actions. Feeling that you have "stepped over a line" or risk doing so. "Bottling up" your frustrations or anger that you are having difficulty expressing. Insensitivity towards others who create complications for you. Annoyance at having to be more forceful than you want to be. Angry vengeful thoughts towards others.
Fact: Statistically, men are much more likely to experience anger or aggression in dreams than woman. This is most likely due to woman being much more open about their problems or concerns in waking life. Poor people, working mothers, and first born children also have higher incidences of anger and violence in dreams.
Example: A woman dreamed of being angry at seeing blood after murdering a man and chopping up his body. In waking life she was frustrated with her ex-boyfriend who wouldn't easily accept their breakup.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing an angry dog. In waking life he was had been incredibly frustrated and saying mean things about a woman he hated.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being angry at a man who was raping a woman. In waking life she was venting her frustrations with how badly men often treated women.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing angry people. In waking life was having a big fight with her boyfriend.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of being angry and using a hammer to smash things. In waking life she had a big fight with her boss and was considering quitting.
To dream of animals represents aspects of your personality or character based on the qualities of the particular animal. Animals can symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself.
Fighting with an animal may reflect a part of you that you are trying to reject. It may also reflect conflict with your own behavior or unpleasant behavior you are experiencing with others. For example fighting a rat may reflect your conflict with a person in waking life that you discovered cheating you.
To dream of a dead animal represents a change in your thinking or feeling. It may also reflect a loss or overcoming a problem.
To dream of a wounded animal may reflect feelings about some aspect or quality of yourself being damaged based on the dominant characteristic of the animal.
To dream of meeting a marvelous animal may reflect your personality evolving or how incredible it feels to watch something new happening in your life. An amazing quality you see in yourself or another person.
People who are experiencing healing often dream of baby animals. This is most likely reflecting the dreamers new sense of hope for the future or a new sense of believing in themselves after having lost hope from the illness or injury. For example baby dogs or horses may reflect new confidence or ambition after having lost it completely.
Example: A woman dreamed of having her apartment invaded by a large assortment of animals. In waking life she was doubting her parenting ability as her kids became difficult to control at times.
Example 2: A young boy had recurring dreams of dead animals. In waking life he was making enormous steps to grow up and mature. The dead animals most likely reflected his feelings about his childish behavior dying as he matured.
Consider the symbolism of the animal for further meaning. Refer to the themes section for animals for a more in-depth look at animal symbolism.
To dream of watching an animation represents a non-serious or humorous experience you are having. Possibly even a reflection of how non-threatening you perceive a situation to be. You may be taking things light-heartedly.
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To dream of watching anime represents a carefree attitude. It may also reflect escapism.
To dream of being an anime character (or anyone for that matter) reflects a specific manner in which you are expressing yourself in waking life. Consider your most honest feelings or opinions about that character and see how that quality may apply to your current behavior.
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To dream of animosity towards you represents conflict in waking life situations. A person or situation may feel hostile or antagonistic to your goals or wellbeing.
Alternatively, animosity may reflect issues with confronting something you fear. You may also harbor feelings of resentment, anger, or jealousy.
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To dream of an ankh represents a total loss of leverage. Complete subordination to the needs or wishes of others with more power than you. You may feel that others can dictate terms to you.
The symbolism is based on the pharaohs using ankhs to symbolize their god-like power to dictate to the people.
Example: A man dreamed of being handed an ankh. In real life he had just lost his most important work contract. His career was ruined.
To dream about ankles represents personal flexibility. Your level of confidence about what you can or can't do. It may also reflect your confidence about certain beliefs or goals. Healthy ankles may symbolize the belief that there is nothing wrong with what you are doing. Issues you don't even consider to be a problem or a feeling that something can be easily changed.
To dream of spraining your ankle represents obstacles or difficulties in your progress.
To dream of a broken ankle represents a total loss of confidence or flexibility. New facts or criticism you've received have dispelled confidence in your beliefs or goals.
To dream of a bleeding ankle represents a gradual loss of confidence or flexibility. Realizing that something you're doing "might" be wrong. It may also reflect new rules or stricter regimen.
To see or wear anklet jewelry in a dream represents a powerful sense of personal flexibility or confidence. Feeling that something in your life is guaranteed or promised. A reflection of something that gives you absolute confidence or total personal discretion.
To dream of being confined to anklet cuffs represents a limitation to personal flexibility. A person or situation that doesn't want you making decisions or doing as you please.
To dream of an anniversary represents a heightened sense of priorities. A waking life experience that humbles you, or reminds you about what is most important in your life. A sign that you may have to sacrifice petty issues or put off things that aren't crucial.
A dream of an anniversary points to a heightened sense of morality, facing your own arrogance, or having to confront problems you have avoided. It may also reflect a need to "shed fat" or get rid of the garbage in your life.
To dream of your parents anniversary represents a life situation that reinforces sounds judgment. Something that makes you do the right thing regardless of how you feel about it.
To feel annoyed in a dream may represent
annoyances that feel in waking life. A sign that you may need to express your honest feelings.
Alternatively, annoyance in a dream may reflect feelings of powerlessness to stop something.
To dream of getting an annulment represents regrets or second thoughts about your choices or actions. You might have "buyer's remorse" about something you thought was special or important.
To dream of having anorexia represents self-deprivation. You may feel like you don't deserve something. You may have issue with guilt, self-acceptance, or your self-esteem. You may need to learn to love yourself or to let go of the past.
Alternatively, the dream may symbolize your quest for perfection.
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To dream of an answering machine represents ideas, insights, advice, or clear instructions that were given to you when you weren't listening to it. "Nobody was home" when something important was said. Feeling that you didn't listen to someone enough when it was important.
Negatively, to dream of an answering machine represents ideas, insights, or advice that you aren't listening to. You've "gotten the message", but aren't doing anything about it. You may have difficulties or frustration in understanding an idea or viewpoint. Something isn't "hitting home" as quickly as it should be. Willfully ignoring advice in the present because you have more important things to do. Preferring to enjoy yourself not having to be concerned a problem until it becomes a big problem.
Example: A man dreamed of his father leaving a message on his answering machine. In real life he was experiencing a moral dilemma with consequences that he was well aware of. His father on the answering machine represented the decision to do the right thing (conscience) being willfully ignored until he was ready to listen to it.
Example 2: A man dreamed of hearing a badly garbled message on an answering machine from his father. In waking life his father had died and he couldn't remember what his father had told him to do about certain property issues after is death.
To dream of Antarctica represents enormous challenges or hardships that you feel will never go away. Hardships or terrible situations that you are enduring completely on your own. You may feel isolated and lonely.
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To dream of an anteater represents your feelings about yourself or others doings things that are noticeably unusual or too weird to other people. Interests that other people find eccentric, gross, or nerdy. Tastes for things that others don't understand or are repelled by.
Alternatively, an anteater may be a sign that you are totally uninterested in someone else's unusual habits.
Negatively, an anteater may represent an obsession with something that is very off-putting or boring to others.
To dream of an antenna represents emotional or psychological receptivity. How open you or someone else is to accepting new ideas or thoughts.
To dream of an anthill represents a problem that you don't believe is too serious or important. You may be trying to avoid hard work or feeling lazy.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing anthills in his backyard. In real life he was worried about taking care of the house while his parents were away. The anthills symbolizes his annoyance with increased responsibility with having to take care of himself and the house. Problems that were small, but manageable.
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To dream of antibiotics represents a solution to a problem that requires persistence or dedication. Something you know helps you if it's done regularly. You may have negativity that you are trying to protect yourself against. You might trying to prevent a problem from getting out of control.
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To dream of an antidote represents a solution to a problem. The ability to set something right or correct something that went wrong.
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To dream of antifreeze represents decisions which are proactive or focused on preparedness. Making sure everything is in order before you proceed with a more important decision.
Example: A woman dreamed of pouring oil into an engine where the antifreeze was supposed to go. In real life she had an important decision to make that she felt she was too comfortable putting off. The oil in the antifreeze tank reflected her wish to smooth things over with procrastination and excuses (oil) instead of making necessary preparations for her bigger decision (antifreeze).
To dream of antique or old fashioned cars represents current decisions in an area of your life being influenced by the past or by nostalgia.
If an old fashioned car is black or red this symbolizes your thoughts and decisions being too influenced by the past, or return to unhealthy habits or views. You need to focus more on what's happening now and to the future.
Example: A man dreamed of a black antique car in his parking lot. In real life he was thinking about being with an ex-girlfriend whom he had a very unhealthy relationship with.
To dream of an antique represents a memory or idea from the past that you cherish. Something from the past that you don't want to let go of. You may be sensitive about how beautiful or good something used to be. Negatively, an antique may reflect a fear of change.
An antique may also reflect time honored values, traditions, wisdom or something you've inherited. Something you perceive to be genuine, proven, or worth keeping.
To dream of not liking or appreciating an antique suggests that you are moving away from outdated beliefs or old modes of thinking. You may be discarding or rejecting something from your past.
To dream of using an antiseptic represent a careful or precautionary attitude towards negative situations. Being certain or verifying that you aren't doing anything wrong. Double-checking or being proactive.
Alternatively, it could reflect a heightened desire to stay away from negative thoughts and think more positively. You may be monitoring your thoughts.
To dream of antlers represents your sensitivity about being told what to do. A sign that you or someone else is putting on a display to others that shows them you are unwilling to accept interference.
To dream of glass antlers may be a sign that you are sensitive about being told what to do while also feeling that someone else could easily embarrass you or break your will. Feeling that you'll look stupid about trying to keep someone out of your business if you aren't perfect.
To dream of ants represents small annoyances or petty issues thoughts. Ants may be a sign that you are too concerned with an issue that isn't that big of a deal. Being irritated by endless overtime or compulsive behavior.
Alternatively, ants may reflect your awareness of how annoying your behavior is to someone else who thinks your compulsive.
Negatively, dreaming about ants may be a sign that you need to try harder to not be such a snob.
Example: A man dreamed of ants all over around him on the ground. In real life he was annoyed by news about an old friend he didn't like and found it difficult to stop thinking about it.
Example 2: The Roman emperor Nero dreamed of being dragged into the darkness and being covered with winged ants. In waking life he was overcome with guilt for the petty murders of his mother, wives, and other family members.
To dream of an anus represents the potential for unwanted situations or the creation of problems.
To dream of anal rape symbolizes powerlessness to stop an undesirable situation from occurring.
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To dream of having anxiety represents your fear of failure or being impotent in your abilities. You may also have concerns about embarrassing yourself or noticing someone else doing better than you.
Alternatively, anxiety may reflect uneasiness or growing impatience you have with someone in waking life.
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To dream of being in a apartment unit represents a perspective on a situations where you feel you don't have full independence or free will to act as you wish. A situation isn't as interesting as you'd like it to be. Having to respect secondary issues or obligations. Stability in a situation where you don't have full control. Minor emotional or financial turmoil. Minor obstacles to overcome while feeling generally secure.
Negatively, being in an apartment unit may reflect feelings of having no choice about putting up with problems or annoyances that you don't want to. Consider the saying "beggars can't be choosers." Feeling annoyed that you can't get time alone or do something privately.
Example: A woman dreamed of being in an apartment unit and feeling sad. In waking life her male friend whom she wanted to date was devastated by a breakup and this prevented her from making a move on the male friend until he got over breakup. The apartment reflected her perspective on the opportunity to date her male friend as being open, but with the ongoing obstacle of his heartbreak preventing her from getting any closer to him. She felt confident that the breakup was permanent, but felt that the emotional pain was a problem she felt forced to live with in the interim.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of living in an apartment with her ex-boyfriend. In waking life she was in the process of getting her life back together after getting a new job and was annoyed that she couldn't move in with her boyfriend yet to fully restart their relationship.