To see the letter "C" in your dream symbolizes the passage of a waking day. It often appears in intuitive dreams that are pointing to a situation that will occur the next day. If you see two or three C's beside each other it represents 2 or 3 days.
The symbolism is based on the letter C being an incomplete circle where the circle reflects the cycle of a day and the open space reflects the sleep cycle.
Alternatively, may indicate being average. If used with other letters it can simply be a shorthand version of "see." The letter C is also the roman numeral for 100.
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To dream of cabbage represents something you feel is not worth your time. You may not believe there is enough benefits to taking the time to do something. Something is just not worth it. A situation in your life isn't a priority.
Alternatively, a cabbage represents a good life that you don't want to be involved with all the time. A sign that you may feel that something in your life gets boring or annoying really fast.
Example: A woman dreamed of cabbage soup. In waking life he was offered help with a problem that he started to feel wasn't worth her time figuring out once she realized what the problem was. The cabbage soup reflected the open offer for help that she felt wasn't worth her time to look into further.
To dream of a wood cabin represents a wish to be alone or to do something by yourself. You may need your privacy or don't feel like talking to anybody.
Example: A woman dreamed being inside a cabin. In waking life they were spending a lot of time alone writing a book.
Example 2: A man dreamed of driving out to a cabin and being offered drugs before deciding to leave to avoid doing the drugs. In waking life the man a recovered drug addict in school to be a drug counselor. He was feeling temptation to abandon school and do drugs again, but decided to return to school. The cabin reflected his wish to be alone and do drugs.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being in a cabin. In waking life she had taken time off work to be pregnant at home.
To dream of riding in a cable car (air based - not streetcar) represents feelings about being advised or easily taken care of by someone with more experience than you. Professional assistance that allows to easily see all the problems or potential pitfalls in the situation from a wiser mindset. Feeling easily carried by expert advice to reach a final destination in life.
Negatively, riding a cable car may reflect difficulty acting on expert advice while you enjoy listening to it. Using expert advice for entertainment or interesting conversation without ever wanting to really act on it. Enjoying thinking other people are stupider than you while an expert instructs you on how to get through a problem easily from beginning to end. Fearing acting on expert advice. Insecurity about taking action based on advice you're getting. Spending too much time awaiting an outcome. Anxiety about waiting for an outcome.
Example: A woman dreamed of riding in a cable car in the sky and looking down to see an foggy city. In waking life she was getting a lot of good advice from an expert to help her get through a difficult situation and some of the advice warned her of serious embarrassment waiting for people not getting the same advice. She spent a lot of time concerned about what would happen to all the other people who weren't as well advised as her.
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To dream of a cactus represents situations that you feel are best left alone. Feeling stupid for not leaving something alone or bothering to get involved with something at all. A static area of your life that is dangerous to reopen. Something that is interesting to think about, but dangerous to do. You may be considering doing something that you honestly feel is too scary or embarrassing to be involved with. Insecurity about something that you feel has the potential to be terrible or embarrassing.
Example: A teenager dreamed of having marry a cactus. In waking life they felt forced to study for an exam for a course which they thought failure was an inevitability. They felt that studying or trying the course material made them look stupid for even trying to learn it.
To dream of a medical cadaver represents feelings about using failure to learn. Using total failure to learn how to stop it from happening again. Gaining experience about why failure occurred. Using others neglected losses to learn.
Cadavers may also reflect an expert attitude about investigating failures and losses.
Negatively, medical cadavers in a dream may reflect an insensitive attitude about others losses or failures. A cold or callous attitude about learning to be mitigate failure.
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To dream of a cadillac car represents a decision-making style that is focused on appearing impressive to others. A wish to be noticed impressive or always a winner. Showing others that you never lose.
Negatively, a cadillac car may represent going so far with having to look like a winner that other people don't like you.
To dream of a caduceus represents healing or a concern for health. Preoccupation with healing or improving your life somehow. The caduceus may be a sign that you need to take better care of yourself.
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To dream of a cafe reflects your mindset feeling good while you wait for something to happen. It may also reflect enjoyment talking about something you really like that's being taken care of for you. You may be happy to be patient for something. Feeling good knowing that what you want is about to happen. Positive social interaction while be catered to.
Example: A woman dreamed of sitting in a cafe. In waking life she was waiting for an expert on the Internet to answer some of her questions. The cafe reflected the positive conversations with friends she was having about her questions as she waited for her answers to come.
To dream of a cafeteria represents issues, interests, or situations where other people are noticing what your doing. Mutual awareness of each other others interests or problems. Group sharing, group experiences, or unavoidable openness (e.g. discussing your love life). Casual and mutual awareness of others feelings about an experience.
Negatively, dreaming about a cafeteria may reflect embarrassment that your personal life being on display to others. A embarrassing moment of public honesty in front of friends or family.
An empty cafeteria may reflect your feeling that nobody cares about an issue in your life that can hide or that you feel you have to openly discuss (relationship problems). Alternatively, it may reflect you feelings that some area of your life will be out in the open soon.
A school cafeteria represents mutual open discussion about issues that concern you or give you anxiety (openly discussing your mutual anxiety about potential lovers rejecting you).
Example: A young woman dreamed of being in a cafeteria with a guy she liked. In waking life she was trying to closer to this guy and all her friends and family knew about it.
Example 2: A girl dreamed of being in a cafeteria and being upset with her friend. In waking life she liked the same guy as the her friend and after talking about it with her started to notice her friend getting meaner. The cafeteria reflected her awareness of her friend noticing that he liked the same guy and their open discussion about their shared fondness for the guy.
Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing bankers sitting in a cafeteria. In waking life he was being humiliated by his father in front of his whole family because his father had made an enormous financial promise that he wasn't keeping and that required the dreamer to publicly reveal his personal issues with his father to his whole family.
Example 4: A man dreamed of being in a cafeteria. In waking life he was separated from his wife with everyone he knew being aware of it. The cafeteria may have reflected his feelings about his failing relationship experience being out in the open while noticing that other people relationship experiences weren't.
To dream of a cage represents some area of your life that is restricted, confined, or restrained. You may feel that someone is keeping a short leash on you or that you are lacking the freedom to act independently. Unable to achieve your goals. You may have repressed desires.
Alternatively, a cage may represent your inhibitions or powerlessness in some area of your life.
To dream that you are putting an animal into a cage represents restriction or restrain on some aspect of yourself based on the symbolism of that animal. See our themes section for animal symbolism.
To see a bird in a cage suggests that you are feeling limited in your expression or freedom. You may be experiencing limitations to your spirituality or creativity.
To dream that you are in a cage underwater represents feelings of being overwhelmed by uncertainty while also being restrained. Feeling that a situation is terrible while also feeling that you can't do anything to free yourself from it. If you drown in a cage it may reflect feelings of loss or failure while being completely unable to stop it in anyway whatsoever. Feeling that your "hands are tied" during one of the worst moments of your life.
Example: A man dreamed of being in a cage. In waking life he was terminally ill and desperate to die. Doctors wouldn't let him die.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing crocodiles inside a cage that he feared would get loose. In waking life he was in the process of trying to help get a dangerous criminal put in jail. He feared the criminal would get out and hurt him.
To dream of a cake represents thoughts or feelings during a special occasion. Something amazing or wonderful is happening that rarely occurs. It may reflect feelings of being made to feel very welcome or special by someone else.
Negatively, cake may reflect enjoying short-term indulgences at the cost of your long-term goals. Choosing to spend money instead of saving it, losing your virginity instead of waiting, or taking a vacation during a crisis.
To dream of refusing to eat cake may reflect your strong will power or strong focus on long term goals over short-term pleasure. Alternatively, it may reflect difficulty getting away from your work. Problems relaxing.
Consider the flavor of the cake to give you an idea of what is happening during this special time. Chocolate cake may reflect self-reward on some kind.
Example: A man dreamed of being served chocolate cake. In waking life he was planning a vacation for himself.
Example 2: A man dreamed of eating a cake. In waking life he was being made to feel very welcome at a friend's home.
Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing someone eating cakes all day. In waking life they had a very obese friend whom they felt could not stop eating fattening foods.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of having difficulty resisting eating cake. In waking life she was having an affair with a married man and having difficulty resisting her sexual attraction for him.
Example 5: A woman had recurring dreams of cooking cakes. In waking life she had regular feelings of caring too much about other people and treating them too special without getting the same treatment.
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To dream of a calculator represents carefully evaluating an issue or situation. You may want to make sure of something, consider alternative options, or reexamine beliefs and opinions.
A calculator may reflect doubts, or new developments that interest you in weighing or reconsidering choices.
Example: A young man dreamed of being given a calculator by a friend. In waking life he was planning on asking out girl he thought liked him before finding out that she didn't. The calculator reflected the information he received that made he rethink his plans.
To dream of calculus represents a very difficult life situation that is totally unforgiving to any mistakes, or wrong choices. A situation where you have to be absolutely perfect the entire time.
To dream of a calendar represents your awareness of the passing of time or waiting for something. Noticing how long something takes. The dream may be a sign that you are waiting for a special event, appointment, or important date in the future.
Alternatively, a calendar may reflect your anxieties about the future or your feeling that time is running out in some area of your life.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her boyfriend pointing at a calendar. In real life her boyfriend was in jail and she was patiently waiting for him to get released.
Example 2: A few days after the 911 attacks on the WTC building a woman dreamed of being inside the WTC building and being unable to find a calendar to find out the date. In waking life she was watching the news every day and was nervous about any signals from the government that war was coming. Her wish to find a calendar and know the date reflected her wish to get closure about whether it not "it was time" for the government to go to war.
To dream of a calf (baby cow) represents love and nurturing that is an emotional priority. Caring or nurturing that you feel is too important to ignore or let go of.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a calf. In waking life he was fantasizing about how good it felt to have his ex-girlfriend love him and take care of him. He was having difficulty letting go of her.
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To dream of California represents a mindset that is focused on having to feel good noticing that nothing matters. Cultivating a carefree atmosphere. It may also reflect a situation where you are purposely cultivating a pleasant atmosphere of togetherness.
Example: A woman dreamed of taking a vacation to California. In waking life her elderly parents had showed up to visit the family and she was encouraging family time.
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To dream of caller ID represents foresight about how a situation will turn out, or expectations about how something might effect you emotionally if you choose to except it or embrace it. You know what something is or how it will turn out before you actually experience it.
To dream of not looking at your caller ID may represent not caring about how a situation will turn out or effect you emotionally.
To dream of seeing "Unknown Caller" on your caller ID represents foresight about a situation that makes you feel cautious or like it can't be trusted.
To dream of seeing a blank caller ID screen may symbolize your foresight about a situation never being what you want or hope it to be.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing an old friend's name on their call display and picking up the phone. This friend was someone who always made them feel self-conscious. In real life the dreamer was about to make a dramatic lifestyle change. The friend's name on the call display reflected their foresight about how making the big change would begin to "connect" them to their concern about what other people think. They knew what to expect from the change as the time for change was at hand.
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To dream of call waiting represents feelings about situations or relationships in your life that you want to connect with being "on hold." Feeling that someone is too busy to speak with you or spend time with you. Feeling annoyed that you have to wait too long to begin pursing your goals.
Negatively, call waiting may reflect feeling about situations or relationships being on hold with the constant annoyance of wondering when they may resume. To dream of using the phone and hearing the call waiting tone on your line may reflect feelings about obligations or people that aren't a priority making demands on you.
Example: A man dreamed of woman putting him on call waiting. In waking life he was passionately in love with the woman and was jealous of her speaking to another man. He felt she was intentionally ignoring him and just being nice about the possibility of being with him while really having a relationship with someone else.
To dream of calluses represents your indifference to how hard something is. You've hardened or become less sensitive to the difficulty of a relationship or situation. You do something so much that you don't think it's hard anymore.
To dream of calves represents how powerful you or someone else is on their own. How well you are able to do things for yourself. A reflection or projection of self-sufficiency.
To dream of smaller women's calves may reflect you or someone else that has to have things done for them. It may also represent your feeling of needing to do things for someone else.
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To dream of a camel represents difficult situations that require you to do everything you can to get though them. A camel may appear in a dream when you are confronted with people or situations that are totally uncaring and require you to do everything you can to get away from them. A current or expected situation that requires a very long wait to be successful.
Negatively, a camel may reflect feelings of accepting yourself being patient or compliant with others needs when their needs are excessive. Not respecting yourself enough to stand up to stand up for yourself to spare yourself a lot of time and needless effort. Allowing yourself to be a "patient loser" or overworking for someone else's wastefulness. Not asking for help while enduring an emotionally unbearable situation on your own. Avoiding actions that would help you save time. Not listening to advice that would save you time.
Example situations that may encourage a camel dream may be leaving a partner, changing professions, or getting through a difficult financial situation.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing camels that needed to get through a different journey. In waking life she was under a lot of stress during a relocation to another US State to take a new job. There was a lot to endure to complete the relocation.
Example 2: A young man dreamed of seeing camels being slaughtered at the end of a very long line. In waking life he was experiencing his father trying to rip him off for $200,000 that was promised to him when the valuable family property was sold. His father tried to control his life and force him to move away with him into a trailer instead of getting to move away to beautiful place in South America that was planned. The dreamer had been waiting for the homes to be sold for 4 years before realizing that his father had been lying to him the whole time.
To dream of a camera represents the ability to decide how something will be remembered. Your perspective on a situation and how it may influence your memories or opinion of yourself later on. An important moment or crossroads that you get to decide the outcome of.
A camera may also reflect how beliefs or opinions you currently have will effect your memories or impression of a person or situation.
Any pictures taken with a camera in a dream represent impressions or memories that are being formed based on your beliefs or choices.
To dream of adjusting camera settings may reflect your attempts to change the way you see a situation before forming any final impressions or making an important decision.
Example: A man dreamed of someone he didn't like telling him how nice his camera was. In waking life he was warned by a co-worker that he had to appear at company event or he'd be remembered by other employees like he didn't care about the company. He decided not to go to the company event anyway deciding to put up with whatever bad opinion was made about him. The person he didn't like telling him how nice his camera was reflected him telling himself that his decision to not attend the company event and not be remembered positively for it was still a good idea.
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To dream of camouflage clothing represents your personality during a time where you are trying to conceal your true feelings or intentions. You may also want to avoid standing out to other people.
To dream of a camouflage car or vehicle represents a decision or a direction in life that's attempting to conceal true feelings.
Camouflage in any other manner simply points to concealment.
Example: A man dreamed of wearing camo fatigues. In waking life he was bored with job and was trying to conceal his efforts to look for another job while still working. He didn't want other people to learn of his intentions to leave the company as quickly as he could for something better out of fear of being fired.
To dream of going to camp represents a sheltered state of confusion or powerlessness. A problem has arisen in your life, but you have support. Making a big change or doing something completely different while not having to worry.
Example: A woman once dreamed of going to a camp retreat. In real life she had lost her job and depended on her family while she got another one.
To dream of a camper represents a direction in life that is focused on necessity and unpredictability. It's your ability to make decisions during a difficult time where you are still sheltered from harsh realities.
A camper may reflect choices you make during an unpredictable phase while still having the resources and family support needed to keep you safe. A common symbol for unemployed people who have family or friends supporting them.
Example: A man dreamed of getting out of a camper to walk down a road that he didn't trust. In real life he had just landed a new job after being unemployed and living off savings for 2 months. He was uncertain about how well the job was going to turn out.
To dream of a campfire represents your attempt to keep a positive mindset during a difficult moment. Doing whatever you can to feel good or keep spirits high when life is working out for you. You may be ignoring your problems when they seem overwhelming or telling yourself that the future will be better.
Example: A man dreamed of sitting around a campfire. In waking life he was promised financial support and never got it. The campfire reflected his attempt to keep upbeat when financial when support wasn't forthcoming.
Example 2: An elderly man dreamed of being near a campfire with creepy people. In waking life he had a serious health problem with no end in sight. The campfire reflected his attempt to keep upbeat and hopeful about a solution to his health crisis while fearing death.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of having a campfire in her back yard. In waking life her ex-husband was marrying a younger woman and she had to try her hardest to teach her kids to openly accept it. The campfire reflected her attempt to maintain a positive attitude in front of her child about something that bothered her a lot.
To dream of camping represents situations in your life you are doing everything to hold your ground. Adapting to a problem until it passes. Staying positive when there is nothing positive happening. Keeping you composure or keeping stable in the face of adversity. Depriving yourself to get through a situation.
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To dream of Canada represents a state of mind that is sensitive about itself having to do more than others. It reflects awareness of one's self having to be more honest, helpful, nicer, or hard working than someone else in some way. Feeling that you are always doing more than others without getting credit for it. Being in Canada may also represent your awareness of yourself always being right in a argument with no recognition.
Positively, Canada may reflect your feelings about getting a last chance or getting help when nobody else will care about you. Feeling that everyone around you is beautifully "awesome" or totally concerned with your feelings.
Negatively, Canada may reflect your awareness of being right or "positiver" than someone who has more power than you. Jealousy of having done more than others or having acted perfect and getting no respect for it. Anger that other people are getting away with cheating or being arrogant when you aren't. Alternatively, Canada in a negative context may reflect too much giving without anything to show for it. Screwing yourself being too generous.
Dreaming being in Canada may also reflect feelings that everyone around you is jealous of something you have because they think they deserve it more than you.
To dream of Canadian bacon represents excessive total self-gratification. It may also reflect a casual attitude to having something exactly the way you want it all the time.
Canadian bacon may be a sign that you are becoming bored, spoiled by , used to, or over-stimulated with pleasure.
To dream of a Canadian person represents an aspect of your personality that notices itself doing more than others. Some area of your life where good intentions always comes before winning big. Awareness of yourself or someone else being more honest, helpful, nicer, or generous without asking for anything in return.
Negatively, Canadian people may reflect a sense of superiority without any power to flex. Arrogance that only talks about itself being better without ever doing anything to prove it. It may also reflect being too nice or a "nice guys finish last" mentality.
To dream of a canal represents feelings about difficult or uncertain situations being possible to get through as long as you are perfectly safe and responsible. Showing restraint. Feeling that a situation doesn't have to be dangerous if you are careful.
Alternatively, dreaming of a canal may reflect solutions that have been specifically created for problems that were expected. Following a contingency plan perfectly to get yourself through a problematic event.
Example: A man dreamed walking beside a canal. In waking life he was being very careful financially because he felt that some people were trying very hard to take all his money as he made a transition in his life. The canal may have reflected his use of certain financial tools as a means to responsibly protect his money during the transition.
To dream of a canary represents happiness, feeling content, or total satisfaction with the ways things are. A situation may be providing you with everything you need.
To dream of a dead canary represents spoiled happiness. You may have been too comfortable with a situation, or are experiencing bad luck. A carefree situation may have been ruined.
Negatively, a canary may reflect an inconsiderate attitude about discussing how happy or lucky you are are around people that aren't happy or lucky.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing canaries chirping and wearing a canary pendant necklace. In waking life she was very happy discussing moving from her home and having lots of money to do new things with the family while not having any serious drive to sell her home in the way she discussed.
To dream of the disease cancer represents emotional or situational decay. An area of your life that slowly eats away at your well-being, happiness, or power. It can also reflect feelings of hopelessness, restrictions, or fundamental flaws. Feeling that a situation can only get worse or will spread to other areas of your life if you don't start taking action. Feeling that a situation is hopeless or can only get worse. Feeling that something eating away are you.
Example situations that could encourage a dream about cancer may be a difficult illness, financial problems, or a relationship that stifles you.
Alternatively, cancer can also reflect real life situations were cancer is a real possibility or someone you know is living with it.
Example : A man dreamed of having cancer. In waking life he was very depressed about his life and felt that life couldn't only
get worse for him.
To see a burning candle in your dream represents hope or possibility. A positive outlook or belief during an uncertain time. Beliefs that give you confidence in difficult situations.
Alternatively, you may be experiencing some good luck during a hard time.
Negatively, a candle may reflect blind hope or naive hope. Hoping that a problem will go away on it's own without trying to learn about the problem. It may also reflect your hope for something bad to happen to someone else.
To dream of a candle light dinner represents a concern for others feelings during the ending of a waking life situation. Being supportive during a time of closure. Giving others hope, sympathy, or respect when something important has finished. Feeling good getting a difficult situation over with.
To dream of a red candle may reflect your hope for something bad or dangerous to happen. Possibly a sign that you are hoping or wishing for something bad to happen to someone that you don't like.
Example: The day before an old woman died she dreamed of a lit candle on the windowsill of her bedroom. The candle blew out and she was filled with fear. The candle then reappeared lit outside the window. The candle may have reflected her hope that she would live while confronting the prospect of death. It blew out to symbolize her fear about the process of dying. The candle appears relit outside the window to represent her feelings about knowing she'll be OK after she's died and experiences herself living in heaven. The dream gave the woman peace before she died.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing a candle being held close her leg by a nurse who kept slowly bringing the candle closer to her leg until she felt burned by the candle. In waking life she had leg pain that she hoped would go away and then woke up one day to discover that she had developed an infection in her bone marrow.\
Example 3: A woman dreamed of looking at herself in the mirror holding a red candle. In waking life she was very unhappy in a relationship that she feared leaving. She hope that something bad would happen to man she was in the relationship with so it would give her an honest excuse to leave him.
To dream of candy represents something that feels good to think about. Enjoyment or self-indulgence. You may be feeling joy or experiencing a special treat. A pleasurable experience you are having.
Candy may also reflect you enjoying yourself thinking of plans you have for the future.
Example: A girl dreamed of eating candy. In waking life she was enjoying herself getting closer to a boy she liked. The candy reflected how good she felt talking to the boy.
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To dream of a candy cane represents feeling good with something that isn't your first choice. Something positive or interesting that isn't really what you wanted.
To dream of using a cane represents a nagging problem or weakness. Some area of your life where you have to notice yourself being limited or weaker than you'd like to be. Doing the best you can with what you have during a difficulty.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing someone walking with a cane. In waking life he was waiting for agreement from a business partner that he didn't need in order to carry out a sale from a customer. The cane reflected him noticing himself being limited in making money because he choose to politely wait for his business partner to agree. He was doing the best he could.
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To dream of a cannibal represents destructive or forbidden obsessions with achieving goals. Turning on people you care about, breaking promises to suit yourself, or a "no holds barred" type mentality. No sanctity, morality, or social barriers to getting your way. Screwing over people you like to help yourself. Winning even if it means attacking friends, family, or co-workers.
To dream of a cannon represents drastic measures or choices. Finally deciding to take action in a big way. Feeling that enough is enough. Being unwilling to put up with a problem ever again.
To dream of a canoe represents your feelings of ease and adaptability as you navigate uncertainty or negative situations. Self-determination as you confront change and life challenges. You are emotionally balanced, feeling powerful, and in control. Confronting problems the way you want to. Choosing how best confront a terrible situation on your own terms. Confidently navigating uncertain or negative events with a relaxed adult attitude.
To dream of a canoe that is upside down represents abandonment or neglect of your self-determination during a uncertain or negative situation. You may feel unable to easily navigate uncertainty in your life or deal with problems on your own terms.
Negatively, a canoe may reflect a selfish attitude about not having to listen to anyone else during a crisis or negative situation. Ignoring others feelings during a crisis or moment of powerful uncertainty. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings about having to do things on your own during a difficult situation when you may not want to.
Positively, a canoe may reflect a need to ignore arrogant or less intelligent people during a negative situation so you handle problems however you feel is best. Enjoying doing things for yourself during a difficult or uncertain situation.
To dream of a canoe filling up with water or flipping over while you are using it may reflect feelings about yourself being inexperienced at handling difficult situations without oversight. Feelings that you weren't as prepared or practiced enough to do deal with problems in your own.
Example: A man dreamed of being in a canoe with his wife and then falling out and seeing the canoe go off without him. In waking life his wife was heavily pregnant and he after he made one mistake trying to support her he felt that his wife preferred to handle the rest of the pregnancy on her own.
To dream of cantaloupe represents behavior that is focused on trying things or getting others to try them.
To dream of a canteen represents planning or preparation for the worst. Having a backup plan to restore comfort or confidence in case a troubling or terrible situation comes up.
To dream of drinking from a canteen may represents your attempt to regain composure when a situation has gotten more difficult than you expected. Feeling more pressure than you had hoped for. It may also reflect desperation. Using your last resources to deal a difficulty.
To dream of an empty canteen may reflect a sense of hopelessness or that you've tried everything you could without any success. A situation is just too difficult to get through.
To dream of a canvas shoes represents a casual attitude or approach to a situation. An approach to life or a situation that is laid back. Not taking anything too seriously or telling yourself that you'll just see how something goes.
Example: A man dreamed of wearing ugly light green canvas shoes. In waking life he was trying hard to respect someone he didn't like as he read through that person's research work. The canvas shoes reflected the casual attitude he was attempting to hold towards the person while being aware of himself not liking them.
To dream of a canyon represents feelings of having so much space or freedom that you don't know what to do with yourself. It may also reflect boredom being alone or feeling successful all by yourself.
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To wear a cap and gown in your dream, indicates that you are transitioning into a higher level in your life. You are ready to move on to the next stage.
To dream of capri pants represents discipline or decision-making that is sensitive about noticing how different you are being all the time. Capri pants may also reflects your enthusiasm for wanting to try new things all the time.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing his Grandmother wearing capri pants. In waking life was adjusting to being newly divorced.
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To dream of a boat capsizing represents a failed attempt to navigate or get through a negative situation. Feeling overwhelmed by uncertainty or problems. Your attempt to deal with an issue or get through a difficulty has failed.
Example: A man dreamed of being on a boat with his wife and of the boat nearly being capsized. In waking life he was fearing making a huge mistake when his pregnant wife finally had to birth.
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To dream of a car alarm represents feelings about warnings or alerting signals in life about interference with decision-making. Shock or surprise that someone is trying to cease control of decision-making or interfere with your ability to lead your own life. Fearing unwanted control over your decisions.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing someone jump off a building and smash through the back window of a car setting off the car alarm. In waking life she had decided to take a big chance and move away from her cheating husband which ended up making him respond by trying to stop her. The car alarm may have reflected her feelings about her husband being tipped off about her attempts to leave the home which would interfere with his ability to make decisions as the head of the home.
To dream of a car battery represents your energy level and ability to carry out work, projects, or function in relationships. Feeling too tired or empty to even start doing something. Diminished energy or enthusiasm.
If you dream of a dead car battery it symbolizes your thoughts and feelings of being drained, overworked, stressed out, or involved in a draining relationship or life situation.
To dream of a car dealership represents your open-minded attempt to take a new direction in life. Considering a whole new way of decision-making style. Dreaming of being at a car dealership may be a sign that you are considering a new job.
Example: A person dreamed of being at a car dealership looking for a new car amongst the various different choices of cars. In waking life they were very stressed at work and were considering making a change in their career.
To dream of car keys represents feelings about your ability to start something in your life at w. Feeling the ability to control when a project starts or how long you will partake. Feeling in control of decisions or the manner in which decisions will be made.
To dream of losing your car keys represents feelings about being unable to start some area of your life. Feeling "ready to go" or strong enthusiasm to start a personal project that you can't do anything about. Something in your life is preventing you from getting started.
To dream of car tires represents your degree of confidence, self-esteem, and the condition of the ego as you pursue goals. Confidence is reflected in how over or under-inflated the tires are.
To dream of a flat tire by symbolize a lack of confidence. Feeling that something you were doing is not as easy as you first thought it was.
Bald or worn out tires symbolize feelings of powerlessness or a lack of traction to attain desires and goals.
Nails or punctures in the tires represent your thoughts and feelings of criticism you've received, or issues that take away confidence and "deflate" your self-esteem.
Spare tires represent thoughts and feelings you have about alternative choices, or backup plans. Alternatively, spare tires may reflect weight gain.
To dream of overly inflated tires may reflect situations where you have experienced yourself being too confident, with too much self-esteem, or having an "inflated ego." Too much enthusiasm while working towards your goals. Feeling embarrassed or humorous about your excessive enthusiasm. Finding someone else's over-confidence to be ridiculous.
Example: A woman dreamed of driving a car while noticing that she had a spare tire around her waist. In waking life she was heavily pregnant and too focused on doing everything on her own. The spare tire around her waist may have reflected her feelings about the extra weight being important for the baby, but not being important for her.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of driving down a road and getting a flat tire. In waking life she caught a cold while experiencing a lot of success and progress at work.
To dream of a car trunk represents issues that aren't a priority or areas of our lives that are "carried along." Secondary importance or only doing something when there is a problem.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her purse in the car trunk of her fiancee. In waking life she felt that moving into her fiancee's house was making some areas of her life secondary or less important. She felt that some of her former independence was only important when it became an issue between them.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of looking through her dead father's belongings in his car truck while feeling pressured to remove them because they may be gone later on. In waking life she felt pressured to record her dreams and bring them to a therapist. She felt that she had better record them now because she might lose interest later on.
To dream of a car wash represents a fresh start with a decision you've made. It may also reflect a starting over with a specific direction in life you are taking. Perhaps, you have experienced problems with your first try at something and are giving a second go.
To dream of caramel total satisfaction or perfection. A person or situation in your life that totally pleases you, handles all your problems, or is the perfect solution. Something wonderful or that fails to disappoint you in any way. It may also reflect person or situation that does everything for you.
Example: A man dreamed of a caramel colored dog. In real life he was experiencing overwhelmed financial problems and a hobby of his offered him a reliable opportunity to escape them. The caramel color of the dog reflected how the hobby felt like a perfect solution to all his problems. The dog reflected the protection he felt from the hobby from financial loss.
To dream of a caravan represents an ability to maintain lifestyle choices or independence during long-term transitions or a distraction. What you do to avoid the need to care about being sidetracked. Bringing your life along with you as you deal with new situations.
Negatively, a caravan may be a sign that you are too concerned with keeping your current lifestyle while dealing with a situation or problem. Going too far to not be inconvenienced.
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To dream of cardboard represents feelings about something in your waking life being good for only one thing.
To dream of a cardboard box represents your feelings about something in waking life only being good for one thing all the time. Dispensability.
To dream of cardboard moving boxes represents feelings about change being inevitable. A strong sense that it's time to do something else.
To dream of a cardinal represents a positive situation that you can't believe that you are noticing at all. Shock or surprise that something good is happening.
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To dream of having a career represents your preoccupation with doing something you are skilled or adept at all the time. All of your life revolving around a task or project. Becoming accustomed to a predominant or long-term situation. Feeling that something in your life is important to do all the time.
Negatively, a career may reflect obsession. It may also represent your fear of stopping something or having to change. Going to far with something.
Consider the career type for additional meaning.
To dream of losing a career may represent an abrupt change in your life. Confusion or a loss of stability.
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To dream of a caretaker represents an aspect of yourself that is focused on keeping up appearances or maintaining certain emotional states.
A caretaker may appear in your dream when you achieve some success or power and want to maintain appearances or keep a good impression.
Example: A man dreamed of being at the top of a tall building with a caretaker. In waking life he had just had a date with woman he liked and felt he had to try his hardest to keep her liking him with nice clothing and fancy restaurants.
To dream of the Caribbean represents a mindset that is focused with perfect happiness as though it were normal. A mindset that is used to having no problems at all. Feelings of bliss in a relationship.
Negatively, the Caribbean in a dream may reflect your annoyance with people who are always happier than you are. Annoyance with people who believe a serious situation should be perfect and easy.
To dream of caring for someone or something represents your wish to see some area of your life thriving. A protective stance or nurturing attitude towards a situation or relationship. It may also be a sign that you don't want to lose something important to you.
Alternatively, caring for someone in a dream may reflect your feelings of sympathy or loyalty.
Negatively, caring for someone in a dream may be a sign that you are preoccupied with feeling sorry for someone or feeling sorry for yourself.
Dreaming of caring about someone you have a crush on may reflect your psychological nurturing of your wish to be with them. Feeding your desire or hope to be with them. Negatively, it may be a sign that you are fantasizing too much about them and need to make more of an effort to get to know them.
To dream of being cared about by someone represents your feeling of safety, stability, or protection. A reflection of a habit or situation that you feel shields you from trouble.
To dream that you have been carjacked represents a forced change in decisions or the direction in life you are headed. You may feel fear, problems, or other people are interfering with your ability to proceed. Something is stopping you from making choices that you were making.
You may have lost your direction in life or circumstances in your life have lead you on a different course.
To dream of a carnival feelings about time sensitive need to enjoy yourself. Feeling that you will miss out on having a really good time if you don't ignore everything else. A spontaneous opportunity for enjoyment. Enjoying wasting time or money. Enjoying something you know won't last very long. "Splurging" on short term fun.
Negatively, a carnival may reflect a "spur of the moment" need to enjoy yourself that neglects responsibilities. Disregarding family life or friendships because a spontaneous time-sensitive opportunity to have fun came up. Awareness of your enjoying yourself while not having to care about anyone else's feelings. Wasting time on childish experiences. Difficulty resisting a spontaneous enjoyable opportunity. Short-term fun that may come with personal costs or with no regard for consequences of it. Difficulty resisting an exciting experience that requires neglecting a responsibility.
Example: A woman dreamed of being in a carnival parking lot. In waking life she was fed up with her sisters drug addiction problems. The carnival may have reflected her feelings about her sister having difficulty resisting a good time on drugs if they became available to her with no regard for the consequences of it on her life.
To dream of a carousel represents enjoyable thoughts or situations that keep repeating. Emotionally going in circles while feeling good. Reliving something you enjoyed in the past over and over.
Negatively, a carousel may reflect your difficulty getting your mind off a pleasurable distraction.
Example: A young man dreamed of being on a carousel. In waking life he couldn't stop fantasizing about how good things were with his ex-girlfriend.
To dream of a carp represents an aspect of yourself that notices nothing special about itself. A carp may also reflect insight into a problem that doesn't feel good because you will have to forgo any attention or specialness in order to solve it. Disappointment that something you've discovered isn't as wonderful as you wanted it to be.
To dream of a carpenter represents an aspect of your personality that is capable of doing everything on their own. An area of expertise where you or someone else is totally adept and knowledgeable. The skill and knowledge needed to be develop or create something independently.
Example: A business owner once dreamed of having sex with a carpenter. In their waking lives they were trying to expand their business and gain new customers. The sex with the carpenter reflected their ability to manage all the different aspects of their business independently and the satisfaction they got from their success.
To dream of carpeting represents thoughts and emotions focused on comfort, luxury, and relaxation. You aren't concerned with, or don't want to focus on anything uncomfortable or negative. Feeling good noticing everything under control.
To dream of a red runner carpet (e.g. red carpet event) represents a path in life that makes you feel more special or important. It may also reflect feelings of always being the center of attention.
Consider the condition and designs of the carpet and how it may symbolize what you are experiencing in life (e.g. repeating patterns may reflect repeating situations or feelings)
To dream of a rug carpet or throw rug carpet represents covering something up or disguising your true thoughts and feelings. Insulation and protection. Feeling better ignoring something.
Red carpeting (excluding red runner carpets) may reflect how comfortable you feel with negative behavior. Benefiting and enjoying lying, cheating, or stealing.
Dark green carpeting may reflect how comfortable you are thinking of only yourself. Benefiting and feeling relaxed with selfish or arrogant behavior. Light green carpeting may reflect how good or comfortable you feel while healing or rejuvenating yourself.
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To dream of a carrot represents situation or habits that give you confidence that you aren't doing anything wrong. "Knowing" you're being positive. Confidence that you are being proper or that you're in the right.
To dream to of carrying something represents feelings about a burden or resentment you are "carrying." It may also reflect a heightened sense of importance to be prepared in some manner for a situation you are expecting. Anxiety or concerns about losing an opportunity.
To dream of carrying a person may reflect feelings about burdening yourself with other people's problems. Feeling that you need to do all the hard work for someone else. Feeling stressed or pressured into completely supporting someone through a difficult time. Trying to be a hero when you don't need to be.
To dream of carrying a weapon may reflect feelings of readiness for a conflict of some sort. Feelings of readiness to prove yourself or make drastic decision if needed.
Example: A young teenage girl dreamed of carrying a coin because it was part of a mission. In waking life she was having deluded thoughts about being a "starseed" person who had to carry out a special mission on earth. The coin she has to carry may have reflected her distorted perception of her life purpose being a burden she had to carry out her whole life.
Cars in dreams represent your ability to make decisions in a given situation or the extent to which you feel in control of the direction your life is taking. Operating a car reflects how influential you or some aspect of your personality is as you progress through a situation. Who or what is in control of a decision or the way your life is going. Taking control of a situation.
The type of car represents your attitudes and approaches to life situations involving decisions or controlling outcomes. The type of car may also reflect how you feel as you go about making certain decisions. People who drive your car represent aspects of yourself or projections of other people who are guiding your choices. People riding along with you in a car reflect aspects of your personality that are influencing your choices or problems that are "coming along for the ride" as work towards a goal. Pregnant woman often dream of driving big truck, buses, or difficult to maneuver cars.
Certain car models may reflect the psychological style that you or someone else is using to achieve goals or avoid what you fear. Cheap or rundown vehicles reflect vulnerability or a lack of resources. Expensive or powerful vehicles reflect effectiveness or a direction in life that is unstoppable.
People changing jobs in waking life often dream of driving in car that is not their real car.
To dream of getting a new car may represent a new approach to life as you take on a new relationship, new job, or start a new project. A fresh start or new way of going about your business.
To dream of being unable to find your car represents feelings that the rules of a situation are not working out for you. Feeling that you have not gotten what you bargained for, or that a certain kind of decision-making is not giving you the satisfaction that you thought it would. A situation that leaves you feeling embarrassed or confused. You may feel that there is no meaning to some area of your life. You may not know what you really want to do with your life or where you want to go.
To dream of your car being out of control represents feelings about life situations where you feel your goals are beyond your reach. Feeling a compromised sense of control.
To dream of a stolen car represents feelings of being stripped of your identity or ability to make effective decisions. It reflect the loss of your job, a failed relationship, or some situation where you feel your role or momentum has been compromised.
To dream of a car that won't start represents feelings of being unable to make a situation work to your advantage. Feeling unable to start making decisions because of problems, delays, or frustrations.
To dream of fixing your car represents your attempt to get back on track in your life. Trying to restore a decision-making process in your life that you were sidetracked from with problems or delays. Getting back your ability to control the direction your life is taking. Restoring your ability to progress or push ahead in some area of your life. Negatively, fixing your car may reflect feelings of being sidetracked or prevented from doing what you feel you should be doing.
Older or elderly people may dream of cars that are too damaged or worn out to repair, often reflecting the aging process making certain areas of their lives impossible to continue with.
To dream of a car that is sinking in water represents feelings of being overwhelmed by uncertainty as you attempt to take control of a situation. Decision making abilities that are being overpowered by negative emotions or problems that are too big to control.
To dream of being in the backseat of a car may represent feelings about not being in control of a situation you are experiencing. Feeling that other people are controlling the direction of your life or that decisions you've made can't be stopped.
For more on cars and vehicles see our cars themes section.
Example: A woman dreamed of losing her car. In waking life she was unhappy with the direction of her career because it had not brought her the happiness that she had expected it would. The lost car reflected how loss and confusion that her career gave her.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being in the backseat of a car that started moving and screaming "I'm not ready to go!" In waking life she was experiencing anxiety before a surgical operation that was about to take place.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of driving her mother's car. In waking life she felt that her attitude and decision making style in a situation she was involved in was based on her mother's influence and not her own.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of her car burning. In waking life she was experiencing serious financial problems at work with no easily way to solve them. She felt unable to conduct business properly while losing a lot of money.
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To dream of a cartoon represents a situation in your life that you are not concerned with taking seriously. Situations where you may be making fun of someone for being a loser.
Negatively, a cartoon may be a sign that you are overlooking the importance of something or not taking something as serious as you should.
Alternatively, famous cartoon characters may reflect a certain type of feeling, characteristic, or behavior based on the one thing that stands out the most about that cartoon character to you.
People who take hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing cartoon hallucinations or seeing the world turn into a cartoon. This may reflect their perception that taking these drugs is not a big deal or poses to danger.
Dreams when examined closely often appear to us in the form of cartoons. This may be a symbol from God or the "higher-self" source of dreams that we don't take our dreams seriously enough.
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To dream of cartwheels represents confidence, bravery, and enthusiasm in facing problems.
If you someone hurts themselves after doing a cartwheel it symbolizes overconfidence, overstepping your abilities, underestimating something.
To dream of carving something represents your wish to have something exactly the way you want it. It may also reflect efforts to be remembered a certain way.
To dream of a carving statue represents feelings about being noticed for something you have worked hard for. Noticing yourself having made something for yourself. Carefully constructed elaborate thoughts.
To dream of carving meat may reflect total confidence or power in some area of your life. Power or control that is handled exactly the way you want it.
To dream of carving something into a tree represents you wish to feel that a relationship or situation will be remembered for good.
Example: A woman dreamed of a wood carving falcon. In waking life she felt good noticing how hard she had worked to treat and stay on top of her cancer.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing someone that other people doubted was capable of carving a sculpture out of a tree. In waking life he felt his friends doubted his ability to make something of himself in the psychology field.
To dream of cash represents the power to achieve objectives or goals with complete freedom. You can decide to do whatever they want. The value of cash you have in a dream uses numerology to define your choices or sense of power.
To spend cash represents using power or resources to achieve goals or make things happen the way you want them to.
To dream of being given cash represents opportunities or situations that give you options or power that haven't had before.
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Also see the numbers themes section.
To dream of a cash register represents confrontation with the reality of your choices. Realizing the personal cost or consequences of a choice.
Standing at a cash register and noticing the price may reflect a pivotal moment where you are noticing the personal cost of a choice you've made before going through with it. Negatively, a cash register may reflect a moment where you are asking yourself "What have I done to get here?"
To dream of working behind a cash register may reflect your attempt to make someone else aware of the costs of their decisions.