To dream of counterfeit money represents feelings about you or someone else pretending to be something they are not in order to achieve a goal. Faking abilities to convince others to agree with you or give you access to resources. An intentional intelligent attempt to fake something in your waking life. Fooling others or feeling fooled by imitations. A lack of genuine intentions. Pretending to be something you are not in order to achieve goals. Not respecting the spirit of rules or intentions. Feeling that you can skip over some rules or regulations in order to get what you want.
Negatively, using counterfeit money in a dream may reflect an dishonest arrogant belief that other people are stupid. Exploiting others preoccupation with appearances to help yourself. Cheating. Feeling that you are unworthy to achieve a goal honestly. Laziness or sloth that motivates you to deceive others. Feeling that it's not important to perfectly keep your end of a bargain in order to complete a deal. The power to easily fool people by dishonest means. Guile.
To dream of being caught with counterfeit money may reflect feelings of embarrassment or shame of your dishonesty. Rejection for not perfectly complying with rules or expectations while trying to access a resource. Embarrassment for not trying hard to keep your end of a bargain. Feeling caught for trying to disregard your flaws.
To dream of counting objects represents feelings accountability. It may also reflect an attempt to gain certainty about how difficult or easy a problem is.
To dream of a countdown represents feelings about limited time and a possible inevitable closure event. Sensitivity about time running out or losing out on an opportunity. Desperation to complete something in your life. Feeling of pending disaster or crisis. Concerns about losing out on a short lived opportunity.
To dream of counting numbers in increasing order represents feelings of attentiveness to each and every moment mattering as a situation increases in intensity. It may also reflect feelings of attentiveness to the slow worsening of of a problem. Attentiveness to the increasing level of danger in a situation. Experiencing an inevitable increase of some kind. Feeling that a situation is hopelessly getting worse. Observing problems getting worse.
To dream of counting numbers in decreasing order represents attentiveness to each and ever moment mattering as a situation decreases in intensity. It may also reflect attentiveness to each and every moment mattering as you experience a decreasing level of danger in a situation. Experiencing an inevitable reduction. Feeling that time is hopelessly running out. Feeling that a situation is hopelessly losing power or leverage. Experiencing a lessening or worsening of some area of your life. Observing problems slowly being reduced.
Countries in dreams symbolize a state of mind based on stereotypes or the generally perceived personality of the country. A specific mindset.
Refer to the themes section for countries for a more in depth look at country symbolism.
To dream of being in a country club represents your status or belonging to a special group. Feeling good noticing yourself around important or powerfuller people. Being a part of the "in crowd." Alternatively, it may reflect a sense of exclusivity you feel.
To dream of country music represents feeling good noticing nothing ever having to change. Emotions being generated that feel good always noticing that life is simple or never stops being the way it always has. Loving nostalgia, reminiscing, or enjoying seeing life repeating itself.
Negatively, country music may reflect feelings of embarrassment being annoyed that someone else enjoys never changing behavior that you feel is for losers. Being bothered by someone else that feels good never growing up.
To dream of the countryside represents your awareness of social interaction with someone not being important anymore.
Example: A young man dreamed of being in the countryside. In waking life he was having trouble getting over his ex-girlfriend whom he was no longer speaking to.
To dream of a couple represents the solidity of a decision or situation. How happy a couple is reflects how content you are with something happening in your life. The relationship of the couple reflects your psychological or emotional connection to a habit or situation. How you feel or act as you experience something or notice yourself behaving in a certain way.
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To dream of having great courage represents your confidence or willingness to confront problems head on. You may know that something will be difficult or scary and are going through with it anyway.
Alternatively, you may be very secure as you accept the worst in yourself or face fears. Telling yourself that it's better to face your problems then put up with them.
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To dream of a court room represents an issue in your life where you are concerned about fairness or being judged. Feelings of accountability for your actions.
To dream of being in court facing charges against you represents issues with guilt. A situation in your life where you feel that you're being judged in some way and need to defend yourself. Alternatively, you may have been accused or feel responsible for a problem.
To dream of walking towards a court house building represents your expectation of justice or being judged.
To dream of walking out of a court house building represents feeling vindication, guilt, that you have to take responsibility for something.
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To dream of a court-martial represents feelings of consequences for disloyalty or getting off track. Fallout, embarrassment, or feeling you will be hated if you don't keep certain ideas, values, or goals.
Example: A man dreamed of fearing being court-martialed for a murder. In waking life he was thinking about leaving a real estate business he had built with his brother.
To dream of a cousin represents a quality in yourself based on your most honest feelings about them. Ask yourself what memories or feelings stand out the most about them and see how that quality may apply to your own life.
To dream of someone being your cousin who isn't really your cousin represents situations, realities, or problems that are difficult to detach yourself from. Feeling that you can't do anything about something having to be acknowledged or accepted.
Positively, cousins you aren't really related to may reflect mandatory respect, acknowledgment, or acceptance being given to you. Having your "foot in the door" or a minimum requirement met that gives you the right to deserve something or be listened to at all.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing his cousin. The quality that stood out the most about this cousin was her courage to confront problems. In waking life he finally built up the courage to yell at a greedy family member who was not returning a favor when he needed it the most.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of taking a pregnancy test with her cousin. In waking life she was fearing being judged for taking a pregnancy test. Her cousin was someone she felt was judgmental.
To dream of a cowboy represents an aspect of yourself that is adventurous, and involved in risks, or taking chances.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a cowboy. In waking life he was about to try a new medication that came with big risks.
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To dream of a cowboy hat represents a risky or adventurous attitude. You may be in the mood for taking a chance.
To dream of a coworker that you actually know in real life represents an aspect of yourself based on your most honest feelings about that person. Ask yourself what quality, feeling, or memory stands out the most about that person and how that quality may apply to your life.
To dream of a coworker that doesn't actually work with you may reflect people in waking life with similar goals or interests as you. Someone that is always doing the same thing that you are doing.
To dream of a cow symbolizes mothering, nurturing feelings, or a desire to be cared for. It can also reflect your nurturing instincts or mothering of others. Someone in your life that you feel is wonderful or extra supportive of you emotionally. A loving family life.
Negatively, a cow may be a sign that you are too needy emotionally. Jealousy of yourself having to be perfectly supportive and loving to others without getting anything in return.
To dream of a red cow may represent dependency issues with someone who makes you feel good or that cares about you. You may have "mommy" issues. An imbalanced need to be nurtured. Arrogant women who pretend to care you about to feel sexually power.
To dream of a brown cow represents feelings of nurturing relieve problems. Help, love, and concern for your well-being that helps to solves or heal problems. Feelings that someone is so amazing that they care about everything you are feeling in a way that helps you. Mothering that instills confidence and security.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a red cow nursing a baby cow. In waking life he had serious dependency issues daydreaming about an ex-girlfriend loving and nurturing him even after he was long broken up with her.
To dream of a coyote represents feelings about a person or situation that you feel is cold-hearted. Someone that you feel is cruel, selfish, uncaring, or heartless. Taking or being mean and then moving on as though it doesn't matter. Insensitive behavior that doesn't even care about what it did. Selfish need to take something away without asking. Unwelcome "jerks" that you wish would leave or stop showing up unannounced to embarrass you. Feelings about "scumbags" who will take anything they can get.
Positively, a coyote may reflect emotional protection that doesn't care about what anyone else thinks of you. A willingness to lower standards to survive at all costs. A willingness to put your own needs first to survive while being aware of how much people don't like you. Selfishly surviving when nobody cares about you. Not respecting anyone who thinks you don't deserve to survive.
Negatively, coyotes may reflect an arrogant attempt to get away with dishonest behavior to someone's face. Lying to someone and then getting angry if they question it.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing baby coyotes grow into adults. In waking life she overheard a woman saying that wished her boyfriend would dump his kid so she could have him all to herself. The coyote reflected the discussion of selfish abandonment of children that the woman was overhearing.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of staring at a coyote. In waking life she witnessed a vicious argument on the Internet where one person said things that she thought were extremely cruel and ignorant. This person never returned to the message board where the argument took place after making her final comments. The coyote in her dream reflected the casual attitude with which the cruel remarks were made.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing coyotes playfully walking around her. In waking her she suspected that her husband was enjoying cheating on her and feeling good getting away with it.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing coyotes. In waking life she felt that her boss liked to lie to her face and get away with it.
To dream of performing CPR represents an urgent or last ditch attempt to resolve something. Eagerness to not lose something. A friendship, job, or situation may be close to failing and you are doing what you can to keep it going. Desperation to revive something in your life. Taking urgent action or listening to everything thing you are told in order to restore stability to a situation.
Positively, dreaming about performing CPR may reflect experience with crisis or urgent situations. Feelings about yourself or someone else being adept at mitigating loss. Last minute attempts to preserve your will power while struggling with addictions.
Negatively, CPR in a dream reflect waking life situations where you there is a risk of panicking. Panicking about inevitable losses. Alternatively, it may reflect taking risks or making unusual efforts to keep a problem alive. Desperation to never let go of something negative or dangerous. Allowing your concern for other people's problems to distract you.
If a relationship has failed in waking life you may have tried apologizing, telling the truth, or a bribe in a final attempt to restore the relationship.
To dream of giving CPR to a dog may reflect your fear of losing something that gives you a lot of confidence. Desperation to keep others believing in themselves.
To dream of not wanting to perform CPR on someone may reflect feelings about a waking life choice where you are choosing someone else's failure. Feeling that person deserves to fail or that something you don't like deserves to lost. Alternatively, it may reflect a concerns about being noticed by others caring about something that socially unacceptable or embarrassing. A fear or discomfort of being supportive of something.
To dream of CPR training represents learning to mitigate loss. Negatively, it may be a sign that you are worry to much about dangerous possibilities.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing his grandfather collapsing and then having to perform CPR. In waking life the man was struggling to keep his will power strong while trying to quit smoking. He was having a hard time resisting his cravings and desperately trying to stop himself from giving up trying to quit.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of performing CPR on someone else's baby. In waking life she was having an assortment of problems and felt it was more urgent to deal with someone else's problem to her own detriment.
To dream of a crab represents am irritable or pessimistic attitude. A "crabby" personality. You or someone else that is in bad mood or talking down about everything. Feelings about yourself or someone else being a choosing to never respect anything positive or uplifting. An attitude that ruins other people's good mood. Feeling that someone is makes you jealous that you can't enjoy yourself with a positive attitude.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing a crab in her hair. In waking life she was trying to emotionally deal with multiple deaths in her family with a positive attitude and one family member kept annoying her with a pessimistic attitude.
To dream of a crack represents a flaw or imperfection in some area of your life. Once stable beliefs or relationships are beginning reveal problems. Cracks may also reflect situations that were perceived to be safe or balanced and are now unable to maintain composure or "keep it together."
Cracking in a dream may also represent you or someone else that is "cracking under pressure."
Alternatively, a crack in a dream may symbolize a possibility or weak spot in a problem you have. It may also point to a weakness in your defense.
To dream of crack cocaine represents your dependency on something that feels good and is horrible having to give up. A bad decision that you know is bad, but do anyway knowing you may lose all you've worked for. Losing all your power just to feel good. Lust, attraction, or bad habits that you destroy yourself to keep feeling. Feelings of safety, pleasure, or comfort that you prefer before all rational thinking.
A symbol that may appear when you are having a really hard time getting over someone you like that is dangerous for you.
Example: A man dreamed of police raiding a crack house. In waking life he was trying his hardest to get over a ex-girlfriend that he felt was too beautiful to let go of.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being in a crack house. In waking life he was taking a lot of cancer drugs that she felt totally dependent on while ruining her life with other symptoms.
To dream of a crack house may represent a perspective on a situation that feels hopelessly dependent. Hopeless addiction to pleasure that destroys you. An awareness of yourself or others participating in a behavior that you know will create hopeless addiction. Feeling that you are surrounded by people who can't overcome their need for pleasure even if it ruins them or humiliates them. Choosing to give up doing anything else in your life.
Ambition or responsibility feels permanently abandoned to enjoy something that is bad for you. Experiencing a situation where it feels that using your will power in impossible because it feels too good. A pleasurable situation that feels impossible for anyone you know to reject. Situations where giving up all you power to an addictive pleasure is dangerously easy.
Negatively, a crack house may reflect a choice to accept yourself being permanently addicted to something that makes you a loser. Enabling others with pleasure that you know they is too strong from them to ever discontinue again.
Crack houses in dreams commonly reflect addiction to pornography or sex that destroys your interest to having a healthy relationship. Allowing your sex addiction to destroy other areas of your life. Choosing to masturbate watching pornography before ever wanting a relationship.
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To dream of crackers represents situations where you feel the need to be polite. A mindset that is cordial or friendly in a temporary setting. Making others feel welcome or respected as required. Feeling good thinking that a situation you are experiencing is just temporary. Waiting for something better to happen. A social experience with no pressure. Social interaction that is bland, yet friendly.
Negatively, dreaming of crackers may reflect an excessive willingness to be patient or nice with someone who isn't being nice to you. Wasting your time thinking a lover who has left you will come back. Wasting your time thinking that being respectful, friendly, or patient will help you solve a problem.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her boyfriend feed crackers to tigers. In waking life her boyfriend was speaking to employers about a very unique job opportunity, but he wasn't eager to take the job. He was just politely discussing the job opportunity with the employers in a no pressure social setting. The crackers in this case may have reflected her feelings about her boyfriend politely humoring the potential job opportunity.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of throwing crackers onto the ocean and seeing birds eat the crackers. In waking life she was desperately hoping her ex-boyfriend would return home to her after he broke up with her. She hoped that if she was patient and didn't date anyone else he would return. He never did.
To dream of feeling cramped in a small room represents feelings of lacking choices or having mental room to be yourself. You may also be using a coping strategy in a situation that you are trying to fit into that is not working. Poor circumstances that feel intolerable. Feeling limited.
To dream of having cramps in your body represents significant feelings of discomfort that doesn't allow you to do what you really want. Unpleasant feelings about having to wait for a problem to pass before you can make progress. Feeling frustrated by the consequences of being overworked or doing something too much. Feeling that someone is "cramping your style."
Consider the body part that is cramping for additional meaning.
To dream of cranberries represents enjoyment of a situation being difficult. Negatively, cranberry in a dream may reflect a wish to hide or avoid a situation by using a conveniently available problems. Enjoying avoiding something you don't like using hard work or a serious situation as an excuse.
To dream of cranberry juice represents pleasant feelings about enjoying a difficult experience easily or "all at once." Feeling that good noticing a difficult experience being too easy.
To dream of cranberry sauce represents feeling good experiencing something difficult that is being done for you.
Example: A man dreamed of eating cranberry sauce. In waking life he had solved a difficult work problem that was going to take months to slowly clear up. The cranberry sauce may have reflected his enjoyment of experiencing the difficulty.
To dream of a crane represents elegance, gracefulness, or gestures of good will. A crane may also symbolize behavior that is "intelligently wonderful", caring, patient, or peaceful.
To dream of receiving a crank call represents frustrations with not being taken seriously. You may feel that someone has embarrassed you or stood you up.
To dream of making a crank call represents your attempt to embarrass someone in waking life. You may be organizing payback or getting other people involved to embarrass someone. Making plans with someone and standing them up.
To dream of crashing a car represents conflicting ideas, goals, or situations. Your ability to make decisions or continue your direction in life has been hampered by someone. Relationships, friendships, or business decisions in conflict with similar goals.
To dream of other objects or vehicles other than cars crashing may reflect feelings about potential problems arising in your life. Failures. Conflicts or embarrassments. Fighting or arguments. A successful area of your life that has suddenly stopped. Conflicting agendas of different people colliding.
Example: A young man dreamed of crashing his car into another car. In waking life this mans' friend found out that he was sleeping with his ex-girlfriend and he had to stop the affair. The crash reflected the conflicting direction of their lives coming to an end.
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Crash Test Dummy
To dream of a crash test dummy represents an aspect of yourself that fails or takes a fall for someone else. You or someone else that expendable. You or someone else that can be used without any regard. Doing all the hard or dangerous work for someone else with nothing in return.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a crash test dummy. In waking life he was using a competitors business model with plans to put him out of business after he finished building it.
To dream of a crater represents lingering reminder of something bad that happened. Danger or disaster from your past that is impossible to forget. It may also reflect the impact of a relationship or conflict that has never been recovered from.
Positively, a crater may reflect a standing reminder of a big impact you made in your career, community, or someone else's life.
To dream of crawfish represents tenacity or determination. A very persistent serious woman or child. Feeling that someone is clearly angry, but not physically dangerous. A persistent attempt to demand something. Feeling angry or annoyed that you need to respect your right to own something. You or someone else that has no respect for anyone else until you have been respected first. Family feuding over sharing or property.
Negatively, a crawfish may reflect a determined attitude to achieve a goal that is annoying or off-putting to others. Feeling like a jerk if you ask or demand for something too much. Feeling annoyed by needing to defend your right to deserve something.
Crawfish may also share the same symbolism as lobsters, but with a slightly more passive or less dangerous feeling.
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To dream of a crawling represents goals that are challenging your ability to complete them. Being forced to take your time or be careful about every single detail of a problem. It may also reflect a situation that is subjecting you to agonizing amounts of patience or "red tape."
Alternatively, crawling represents feelings of lowering yourself, subordination, or not being able to perform at your best.
Example: A man dreamed of crawling along a dirty floor in an attempt to escape to freedom. In waking life he had a terminal illness that was close to death. The crawling reflected his struggle to get through the final moments of his life.
To dream of crayons represents issues that you want no responsibility or obligations with. A desire to be carefree. You may want the freedom to do as you please, make mistakes, or experiment without consequences. Crayons may also reflect a lack of concern for what other people think.
Positively, crayons symbolize a carefree attitude, open-mindedness, or being imaginative. Negatively, crayons may represent a lack of seriousness, commitment, or sloppiness.
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To dream of cream cheese represents feelings about enjoying accepting yourself the way you are. Feeling good being better than other people like it's easy. Enjoying not having to change. Feeling good having avoided an unpleasant change. Enjoying situations where you never have to do what you are told by others. Enjoying an area of your life running smoothly. Feeling of permanent stable success.
Example: A man dreamed of getting fat eating cream cheese bagels. In waking life he was running a very successful home business that allowed him to stay home and be rich, but he did this to the point of having nothing else happening in his life.
To dream of creatine supplements represents feelings about having an advantage to noticeably help yourself increase your power. Certainty about choices or advantages that will make you stronger or less likely to be ignored. Strength that you feel is easily attained if you make use of a certain advantage. A wiser attitude about how to make yourself stronger in some way. Awareness of your enemies weakening if you keep trying something. Awareness of something that helps you become stronger.
Negatively, creatine in a dream may be a sign that you are too concerned with showing off to proving yourself to others that you could become noticeably stronger than them if you take advantage of a certain option. Scaring or threatening others that they may will watch you become easily stronger than them if you make a certain choice. Arrogant insights in how to make yourself stronger in some way. Insulting other people that you would take advantage of an immoral opportunity to make yourself stronger then them. Awareness of yourself talking to people about how to get stronger in a way that doesn't respect other people's feelings. Awareness of people that are blocking you in life easily getting weaker if you keep using an advantage you've discovered.
Example: A man dreamed of being in a cafeteria with creatine pills on the table. In waking life he was telling people about an idea he had to give himself a more powerful advantage over others when the people he was telling felt it was arrogant of him to think that way.
To dream of creativity represents waking life situations that foster freedom of choice at all times. Always being able to do what you want or change something at will. No restrictions.
Negatively, creativity may represent people in your life with too much power or freedom of choice. A lack of restriction that is repressive or controlling of others. A sign that you or someone else is arrogantly enjoying making choices without considering someone else's feelings ever. A sign that you need to speak up or that boundaries need to be made. Too much leeway may have been given.
To dream of strange creatures may represent fears or insecurities.
To dream of a faceless creature may reflect fears or insecurities that are ambiguous. Fear or insecurity about something you can't define or be totally sure of.
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To dream of credit cards symbolizes your ability to attain or experience what you want in life with little effort, or worry. It reflects your level of ease having power, opportunity, or pleasure.
Using a credit card means you or some aspect of your personality is able to do whatever it wants to achieve it a goal without trouble.
To dream of evil or bad people with a credit card may symbolize negative aspects of your personality that are creating negative experiences in your life through bad choices, or excess.
To dream of losing your credit card represents your feelings of not being able to do what you want in life, or feeling limited.
Example: A man dreamed of having to give up his credit card. In waking life he was experiencing a financial problem that required him to be more careful with spending money.
To dream of a creek represents uncertainty or a negative situation that you are noticing, but don't feel any urgency with. Seeing your problem, but not feeling threatened by it. Issues you can take your time with.
To dream of cremation of a dead body represents life situations where you wish to quickly erase any signs of failure or losses. Not wanting to allow failure or losses to drag out or linger unpleasantly.
Alternatively, cremation may reflect a wish to quickly and cleanly reduce the impact of a loss or failure. Not wanting a loss or failure to causes more problems than it has to.
To dream of crepes represents zero tolerance for unpleasantness as you begin anew. Wanting everything perfect or beautiful as you begin something. Feeling that no one else matters while you like yourself. Enjoying yourself having "your moment." Feeling good with no interruptions or distractions.
Example: A girl dreamed of her ex-boyfriend wanting crepes for breakfast. In waking life her ex left her with a child to have a sexual relationship with someone younger.
To dream of a crevice represents feelings about opportunities that are barely available to you. Feeling that you can just barely do something on your own or barely reach your goal by yourself. A small opening in a situation.
Negatively, a crevice may reflect feelings about a opportunity that is barely available, but dangerous to pursue. Awareness of yourself taking a risk to explore something or pursue a goal. Alternatively, it may reflect a dangerous opportunity or risky goal that is best left alone.
Positively, a crevice may reflect a dangerous situation that provides an excellent opportunity or excuse to address it. Feeling that a new problem or crises has created an opening for you. Alternatively, a crevice may represent feelings that something difficult is possible, but won't be easy.
To dream of a baby's crib represents concerned feelings about nothing dangerous being allowed to happen to something new in your life. Perfectly nurturing, caring, or being protective of something. Sexual relations to keep a relationship happy. Carefully watching over others so they are ensured success or kept away from trouble until they are ready to succeed on their own. Feeling a need to secure a burgeoning situation so that nothing else can interfere with it.
Negatively, dreaming about a crib may reflect anxiety or insecurity about keeping a sensitive new development or relationship strong. Feeling that you can't fully trust someone for the long-term.
Example: A woman dreamed of keeping her baby in a crib. In waking life he felt the need to keep her husband happy with a good sex life after they had a child together.
To dream of playing cricket represents feelings of competing or struggling to avoid being embarrassed being wrong. Trying hard to main your integrity or professional appearance over the long term. Feeling that you need to defend your integrity or ideas from potentially embarrassing scrutiny. Feeling the need to consistently prove that you are a more respectable person than someone else. Feeling the need to consistently prove yourself as more dignified responsible winner in life. Feeling the need to defend your right to be a confident secure person.
Negatively, dreaming of playing cricket may reflect feelings of needing to defend your ability to brag about yourself as always being right. Scaring yourself that you will never get to relax at all. Alternatively, cricket in a dream may be a sign that you are sensitive about proving that you are not a loser in life to other people.
Dreaming of losing at cricket may reflect feelings of being unable to defend your integrity over the long-term. People with addiction problems may dream of losing a cricket match to reflect their feelings about themselves losing to their addictions over the long term.
To dream of watching a cricket match may be a sign that you are aware of yourself allowing other people to prove themselves more deserving of status or respect than you. Allowing co-workers or competition to get ahead of you with long term projects while you idly sit by. Allowing problems to consistently stop you from getting ahead. Long term plans to look good in business that never happen.
Example: A man dreamed of watching a cricket match on TV. In waking life he was consistently feeling that problems at work kept getting in his way of making serious progress at work. He felt he was aware of himself wasting his time trying to get ahead at work.
Example 2: A man dreamed of watching a cricket match. In waking life he was concerned that taking time off a very serious work project would embarrass him with not having worked hard enough.
Example 3: A man dreamed of playing a soccer match that turned into cricket match. The opposing cricket team was winning by over a 1000 points. In waking life he was battling a serious drug addiction and felt that he couldn't maintain his will power over the long term.
To dream of crickets represents a situation where you feel that nothing is happening or that's leading nowhere.
Example: A woman dreamed of hearing crickets. In real life she wasn't sure if a relationship she was in for 3 months was going anywhere.
Crime Scene Investigator
To dream of a crime scene investigator represents you or someone else that is trying to seize up how stupid or negative someone else's actions were. Knowing someone is guilty or did something wrong and trying to decide how bad it really is.
Example: A woman dreamed of being a crime scene investigator. In waking life she was trying to decide if her boyfriends behavior was bad enough to leave him.
To dream of a criminal represents an aspect of your personality that's aware of it's own dishonesty. You or someone else that knows what they are doing is wrong. Feelings about bad influences in your life. Too much lying, cheating, or breaking the rules in some area of your life. Perhaps, there is someone in your life that you find of questionable character?
Negatively, a criminal may reflect your awareness of your own dishonest behavior or attempts to take a risky "short cut" that could hurt you in the long term.
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To dream of receiving criticism represents people or situations in your life that invoke feelings of not being good enough. It may also reflect a judgmental person in your life or a sign that you are being too hard on yourself. Caring too much what other people think. Frustration at thinking you aren't good enough in some way. Criticism in a dream can also reflect waking life situations where someone has yelled at you.
Positively, criticism in a dream may reflect self-discipline or a wish for self-improvement.
Negatively, giving criticism in a dream may be a sign that you are being too judgmental or expecting too much from others. Being too focused on flaws you or others have. Getting criticism may also be a sign that you are not believing in yourself enough.
Example: A woman dreamed of being criticized and then trying hard to wait patiently after it happened. In waking life her boss had yelled at her for a mistake on an important letter and then she choose to wait for her boss to talk to her again instead of quitting. Her boss apologized the next day.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing a woman criticizing a little girl very harshly and then going up to the woman to tell her to stop. In waking life the dreamer was realizing that she had been far to critical of herself.
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To dream of cross-dressing represents your wish to express or acknowledge a side of yourself that is out of your normal ways. Your masculine side if you are female or your feminine side if you are male.
If you a man cross-dressing may reflect your wish to express or acknowledge more sensitive, caring, or giving ways. Negatively, it may reflect subordination that is being noticed by others.
If you are a woman cross-dressing it may reflect your wish to express more assertive, controlling, insensitive ways. Negatively, it may reflect an unsympathetic or controlling attitude.
To dream of crossbones represents a warning of danger or total loss. You or someone else that is communicating how serious it is to avoid something.
Alternatively, a crossbones may reflect you or someone who is projecting a dangerous persona to others.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a light green crossbones. In waking life he was constantly warning his doctors about how dangerous his medical condition until a breakthrough occurred that gave him hope. The light green crossbones represents the need for dangerous warnings that were being addressed or healed.
To dream of a crossbow symbolizes final decisions that are both dangerous and intentional. No fear of being reckless with a final decision. A crossbow represents a higher degree of seriousness in settling an issue. Feeling good being reckless with the potential to make intentionally dangerous decisions. A wish to intentionally make harmful choices to people you are angry with.
Example: A man dreamed of pointing a crossbow at a wall. In waking life he was feeling good threatening a business partner making a very dangerous decision that would have permanent consequences. He felt good having the potential to be intentionally reckless with his business partners feelings.
To dream of crossing a body of water represents your attempt to confront or get through an uncertain or negative situation. Trying to get your problem over with.
To dream of crossing a street represents a change of views, feelings, or situations. Doing something different or correcting yourself. Taking an alternative choice.
To dream that you are at a crossroads, symbolize an important decision that you need to make. Contemplating a waking life choice. You have come to a point in your life where you have several options that you need to weigh. Each option will lead you to a different destination or goal. Confronting the prospect of having to change your life. The ending of relationships where both people must choose to move on with their lives.
Negatively, a crossroads in a dream may reflect inaction or difficulty making an important choice. Difficulty moving ahead. "Standing still" in life. It may also a fear of making the wrong choice.
Alternatively, the crossroads suggest of a change in direction in your life.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a path leading to a crossroads with alligators at it. In waking life his workplace had announced job cuts there were to be made. The crossroads in this case may have reflected the feelings about himself and the people at his workplace facing the inevitability of having to confront the prospect of deciding what to do with the rest of their careers.
Example 2: A young man dreamed of coming to a crossroads. In waking life he had broken up with his girlfriend. The crossroads in this case may have the choice for both people to go separate ways in life.
To dream of a crossword puzzle represents feelings about needing a meaning or purpose that fits an unusual situation you are experiencing. You may be experiencing something very unusual or that doesn't make sense and are looking for a purpose that does makes sense. Feeling that a problem is mysterious or empty and wanting to give it meaning. Awareness of yourself not being an expert, but trying to figure out a big problem anyway as best you can.
To dream of a crowbar represents issues in your life dealing with a separation. You may have to give up or stay away from someone or something in your life.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a man with a crowbar. In waking life his best friend's mother said he wasn't allowed to hang out with him anymore. The crowbar reflected the friends mother's decision that "pried" them apart.
To dream of being in a large crowd of people represents a need for space, privacy, or, solitude. You may feel that you can't think clearly or be honest about you real feelings. Feeling forced to conform with others or unable to be yourself. Your own opinions not counting or mattering. Anxiety about being embarrassed in front of a large group of people in a waking life social situation.
Alternatively, being in large crowd may represent a overwhelming sense of consensus or social support. Being on the "same page" as everyone you know on an issue. Overwhelming agreement. Feelings about having a lot of people being interested in your ideas or goals.
To dream of seeing a large crowd of people that you are not apart of may represent feelings of being left out. Feeling that everyone else has a view that you don't agree with. It may also reflect feelings of others not thinking for themselves. A reflection of individuality on some issue.
To dream of an unruly crowd may represent the potential for a "boiling point" to be reached on some issue that is getting out of hand. Pressing concerns or problems that are starting to go a bit overboard. Someone may be too insensitive to your feelings or too neglectful of your needs.
To dream of a happy crowd may represent a strong social support system.
Dreams about crowds are also common to people who experience social anxiety about larger groups of people.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a large crowd of people walking away from him. In waking life he was beginning to feel that he was being abandoned by a number of people close to him. He felt that the initial overwhelming support he was getting from people interested in investing in his was waning as he failed produce evidence of progress they needed.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of standing in a very crowded place with all the people staring at her. In waking life her bossed had embarrassed her in front of all her co-workers.
To dream of a crown represents prominence, all-powerfulness, or noticing that you are the most important. Authority or feeling that you should always come first. Believing that yours needs or wants are a priority.
To see someone else wearing a crown may reflect a person or situation that has taken priority in your life.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing someone with a crown tattoo on their chest and it bothered him in the dream. In waking life he was experiencing his father refusing to return they money he used to pay off his mortgage after the family home was sold while also experiencing his father choosing to show off to the family with how rich he was.
To see dream of a crow represents lingering unpleasantness or annoyances. An obnoxious person or situation that gets on your nerves or won't go away. A crow is a sign that you are experiencing unwanted changes, bad news, difficult endings, hardship, or situations and people that won't go away. Feeling annoyed by reminders of debt.
Example situations that might bring on a dream of a crow may be a difficult divorce, a death of a loved one, or being forced to be around a someone that you can't stand. One man dreamed of a crow when he was fighting an drug craving.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing crows in the sky. In waking life she had an alcoholic son living with her that refused to get a job and stop drinking. She felt that his presence in the house was quite obnoxious as she was trying to start a business and raise her second younger son.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing a dead crow with a rattlesnake coming out of it's mouth. In waking life she had paid off debt that left her financial broke and unable to address other serious problems. The dead crow in this case may have reflected her feelings about no longer having to think about a debt that someone was constantly nagging her to pay off.
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To dream of the cross represents sacrifice. You may be giving up habits, belongings, beliefs, or some part of yourself for a greater purpose. It may also symbolize sacrifices you are making for other people, or caring more about others than yourself. Feeling good about making a big change.
Negatively, a crucifix may reflect feelings about looking stupid in front of other people because you made a bad decision. Making an example of yourself that causes suffering. A moment of difficult suffering. A difficult choice that may require suffering. Sacrifice being made for bad people. Trying hard to maintain an unhealthy relationship.
Although the origins for the symbolism of a cross would appear connected to Jesus Christ, the cross is actually a cube that has been unfolded. The cube represents the universe, or a perfectly balanced space. The symbol for sacrifice is then derived from the concept of giving up or unraveling perfection.
Example: A man dreamed of wanting to fall back onto a crucifix. In waking life he was considering risking leaving his workplace and looking for a new job. The crucifix in this case may have reflected his feelings about risking looking stupid making a big change.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of having to a bloody crucifix placed on her chest. In waking life her husband had died and she felt that she had to endure the rest of her life taking care of her daughters without him.
Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing a crucifix with blood coming out of it. In waking life he felt he became friends again with someone from his past that was a bad influence. he felt that his efforts to maintain the relationship were going to make him look like a failure to other his other friends. The crucifix in this case may have reflected his feelings about strong efforts to maintain the bad friendship that he felt wasn't a good idea.
To dream of a crucifixion represents total sacrifice of yourself for others benefit. It could also represent intentionally hurting or causing suffering to someone else by completely withholding all love, respect, or attention. Hurtfully ignoring or blaming someone else in order to punish them. Hurtfully ostracizing others. Punishing others with no love or sympathy..
Negatively, a crucifixion may represent undeserving punishment, self punishment, or being the target or scapegoat of someone else. You may be experiencing a situation where repercussions or consequences are inescapable.
Positively, a crucifixion may represent sacrificing yourself for others, or maintaining principles or values at all costs. Withstanding great pain for others.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing his grandmother asking him why "Why are you crucifying my son?" In waking life the man had completely ostracized his father because he believed all the bad things other family members had said about him without question. He was beginning to question those beliefs.
To dream of using the cruise control function on a vehicle represents confidence about how fast you are going with a decision you've made. Feeling that you don't need to waste your time paying attention to every detail while progressing with choice you've made. Feeling that it's easy to fast track your life some way.
Negatively, cruise control in a dream may reflect a naive or nonobjective view of an easy situation you are involved in never getting difficult or requiring experience. Thinking that you will always be able to easily "cruise" through a situation. Naively thinking you are an expert.
To dream of cruise control that can't be stopped may reflect your growing doubts or insecurities about how easy a decision you've made is. Feeling that you may have miscalculated how easy something was going to be. Feeling stuck with a choice you've felt was going to be easy.
Example: A woman dreamed of being unable to stop the cruise control on her car. In waking life she had left her husband to get an education and was beginning to feel that her school life was moving to fast for her comfort level. She realized that fast-tracking her education was easier said than done.
To dream of a cruise ship represents a relaxed approach to uncertainty or negative situations. Taking it easy during a troubled time. Feeling confident while you "sail through" a difficult or unpleasant situation easily. Effortless navigation of troubles. "Cruising" through problems as though they didn't matter.
Alternatively, you may be enjoying deep self-reflection or exploring your problems. You may have an interest in what your problems are, but aren't really concerned about fixing them or making serious changes.
Negatively, a cruise ship may reflect overconfidence or a laid back attitude during a dangerous situation. Feeling that someone else will take care of your problems that you can just "sail" to success. Optimism during a crises or difficult time that is absent of critical thinking skills. Feeling confident that problems will solve themselves.
People in problematic relationships often dream of cruise ships because they are aware of the problem, but may be too afraid to confront or break up with their partner. They don't want to stop feeling good in the relationship. Cruise ships may also show up in dreams when you show interest in your dreams or in deep self-reflection about your problems.
A cruise ship is a sign that there is are issues in your life that you need to make a more serious effort to improve or change.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing himself looking over the side of a cruise ship into the ocean. In real life he was spending a lot of time thinking about his problems and examining his dreams. The cruise ship reflected how enjoyable it was for him to study his dreams.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being on a cruise ship. In waking life she was heavily pregnant, but trying to be as relaxed about it as she could.
To dream of someone that you secretly have a real crush on in waking life represents feelings that that person or a desirable goal may be too good for you. Jealousy that you won't measure up, be attractive enough, or get to experience something at all. Spending too much time looking at what you want and not enough on getting what you want.
To dream of having a secret crush on someone that you don't like or hate may reflect feelings of unattainable desire to be rid of something unpleasant for good. Feeling that you are not good enough to eliminate something you don't like from your life for good. Feeling jealous that you will never get to be mean to someone, get revenge on someone, or embarrass someone.
To dream of your crush rejecting you or has stood you up may reflect anxieties about having your true feelings revealed to them. It may also represent an excessive preoccupation with every signal you are getting from your crush meaning that they don't like you. Alternatively, being rejected or stood up by your crush may represent disappointments with situations you had good expectations for.
To dream of having a crush on a celebrity or someone that you don't know very well represents desire for a waking life situation to occur based on the qualities that stand out the most about that person. Ask yourself what feelings or memories are the strongest when you think about the person and try to see if any of your current goals give you those same feelings. You may feel that you are not good enough for something.
To dream of having a crush on a stranger represents feelings about new or unexpected possibilities being out of reach.
To dream that someone attractive has a crush on you may represent feelings of worthiness and boosts to your self-esteem. It may also reflect unexpected good news about new possibilities or opportunities. To dream that someone unattractive to you has a crush on you may represent good news or new opportunities that don't impress you.
To dream of a former crush may represent feelings associated with desire. In a positive context you may be experiencing good luck, new opportunities, or a really enjoyable experience. In a negative context, you may be experiencing situations where you are too shy or scared to go after your goals. Accepting a lower role or standing because you won't speak up. Alternatively, a former crush may reflect feelings based on your most honest feelings or memories of them. Ask yourself what memories or feelings stand out the most about that person and try to see if you are experiencing a current situation that mirrors those feelings or memories.
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To dream of seeing something being crushed represents overwhelming stress or pressure that can't be mitigated. You or someone else that has been totally overwhelmed by competing forces or powerful opposition. Feeling that something is too much to withstand.
Alternatively, crushing something may reflect your own ability to completely overpower, embarrass, or destroy someone.
To dream of crutches represents emotional or psychological dependency. Something you need to help you function or cope with a problem. Crutches reflect an inability to fully draw upon your own resources to achieve goals or function normally.
To dream of crying sadly represents powerful feelings of loss, disappointment, or pain. Distress, sorrow, or stress. You feel frustrated or overwhelmed by how unpleasant a situation is. You may be having difficulty accepting the end of a situation or relationship. Jealousy of something in your life not being perfect. Feeling empty inside.
Alternatively, crying in a dream may be a sign that you are acknowledging a problem you've been repressing. You or someone else that is experiencing catharsis or emotional cleansing. A release of sorrow, grief, or misery that has been held back. You may have finally confronted a powerful fear.
To dream of crying tears of joy represents the resolution of a frustrating problem or working through emotional blocks. Relief of some kind. It may also represent your deep appreciation or sense of wonderment for something that has happened to you.
To wake up crying represents suppressed hurt or trauma that you've neglected to deal with. You are having difficulty accepting or confronting an issue. A sign that you may need to be more open about your problems or more willing to accept difficult changes.
To dream of no one hearing or responding to your cries represents your feelings of helplessness, neglect, or frustration. You may feel insignificant or that no one is listening to you. You may need to be more vocal about your problems or making your views known.
Pregnant women often dream of crying to reflect their heightened emotional sensitivity causing them to feel that they are losing control.
Crying in a dream may also reflect sad feelings of unbearable sadness or emptiness. Experiencing someone in your life that is sad and feeling that you can't do anything about it.
Example: A woman dreamed of crying about a horse dying. In waking life she had just spent a few days having sex with her husband in an expensive hotel before he had to leave on business for a long time. The crying probably reflected the woman's disappointment with the sexual activity having to stop for such a long time.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing someone crying. In waking life he was experiencing new found success in his business that suddenly stopped.
Example 3: A young girl dreamed of seeing her mother sitting at the dinner table and then felt herself start to cry. In waking life her parents were getting a divorce and she felt that it was her fault.
Example 4: A man dreamed of crying. In waking life he was a doctor in Nazi Germany that was distraught witnessing his hospital being over taken by Nazi soldiers.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of seeing her boyfriend's mother crying. In waking life she felt sorry for the mother because the mother missed her son (dreamer's boyfriend) who was off in another country. The dreamer felt powerless to address the problem while finding the mother's sadness unbearable.
Example 6: A woman dreamed of seeing her mother crying. In waking if she felt that promises she made to others about the future to move to another country were going to make her very unhappy.
To dream of being preserved with cryogenics represents being stuck in the past, or forced to live with a problem until a solution is found. Cryogenics may also symbolize issues that can't be fixed with current beliefs. Putting your problems on hold until a more intelligent solution is found.
Alternatively, cryogenics may reflect punishment or crippling consequences that can't be escaped until a very positive new mindset is excepted. Karma that can't be escaped until you change your ways or mature. "Freezing" someone until they want to grow up.
Cryogenics in a dream emphasizes the importance of trying new ideas or changing current belief systems.
Negatively, Cryogenics may reflect feelings about intentionally preventing people from making progress or fixing their problems until it's too late. Intentionally wasting people's time believing that the future will be better while you hold them back.
To dream of a crystal ball represents your outlook on the future. Feeling that you have perfect clarity in a situation or an intelligent idea about what a future situation will be like. Future projections of the future may be like based on current events or what you expect might happen.
Negatively, a crystal ball may reflect non-objective assumptions about the future or fearing the future.
To dream of a black crystal ball may reflect a bleak or scary outlook of the future. It may also reflect an outlook of the future that is excessive in some way.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a crystal ball with a rainbow in it. In waking life he had just changed his mind about suing an old friend because of new evidence that showed his old friend wasn't solely responsible for a loss. The crystal ball with the rainbow reflected his outlook about the future harmonizing itself due to the new evidence.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of a black crystal ball. In waking life she found out that she had cancer and what her chances of living were. The black crystal call may have reflected her fear of death in her future.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a crystal ball floating over her head while she laid in bed. In waking life he was housewife who was studying a course to help her get a job a later time. The crystal ball may have reflected her insecurities about a potentially impossible or bleak job outlook in her future.
To dream of crystal meth may represents addiction to feelings of never having to listen to anyone else at all. Enjoying thinking you are too important to listen to advice. Feeling good believing that other people are too stupid or weak to be respected at all. Enjoying feeling never needing to care about other people ever again. Feeling "high" thinking you are smarter or more attractive than everyone else.
To dream be addicted to crystal meth in a dream may be a sign that you have embarrassed yourself never listening to others or choosing to do something dangerous on your own. Having a problem telling yourself that you were wrong about not needing friends or family involved in your life in some way. Screwing up your life enjoying not listening to advice or thinking you were too good to listen to it. Destroying yourself doing something all by yourself. Feeling terrified that you would ever have to share something important to you at all. Embarrassment that you have no friends left because you were too concerned with thinking you were better than them.
To dream of a crystal represents feelings about something in your life being noticed as absolutely perfect. Immunity to criticism or being told what to do. Some area of your life that is too important or too perfect to be denied. Being unquestionably above reproach. Feeling stupid for not believing that something is perfect. Feelings about something being more unquestionably important than you are. Sensitivity about something being perfectly respected.
Negatively, crystals in a dream may reflect a naive or nonobjective level of faith in something being perfect or special. False assumptions about about something in your life being immune from criticism due to it's power, beauty, or appearance. Awareness of yourself making other people jealous that you don't have to listen to them. Arrogant or deluded thoughts about being a perfect person. Feeling that you have no choice about trusting someone or your own attempts to make others trust something that is unproven. Feelings about yourself or others looking stupid for trusting something. Being overly sensitive about something being perfectly respected.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing green crystals in a stream. In waking life she had temporarily taken a different job at work because due to it's important managerial role it perfectly ensured that she couldn't get laid off during a tough business cycle. The crystals in this case may have reflected her feelings about perfectly immune she was to being laid off because she was noticed as being too important or special to the company.
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To dream of Cuba represents reflects a mindset that doesn't care what anyone else thinks of it at all. Doing whatever you want despite anyone else's opinion. Being surrounded by people that feel good never being told what to do.
Negatively, Cuba may be a sign that you are too stubborn or defiant for your own good. It could also mean you feel surrounded by people that think this way. Enemies, friends, or family that scare you that they won't bother changing or fixing a problem. You or someone else that doesn't want to admit that they're wrong. Disbelief at how long something is taking.
To dream of Cuban people represents an aspect of your personality that doesn't care about what anyone else thinks at all. Purposely being stubborn or defiant. Feeling good doing something that you know other people won't like.
Negatively, it may reflect an attitude that is self-defeating or too stubborn. You may feel that you or someone else is going too far being different pr trying to prove themselves. Enemies, friends, or family that surprise you that they don't bother changing or fixing a problem. You or someone else that doesn't want to admit that they're wrong. Disbelief at how long something is taking.
To dream of a cube represents a perfectly balanced space. Often a symbol for mental or emotional perfection in some area of your life.
To see a red cube in a dream symbolizes something in your life, or issues you have that are perfectly negative, or dangerous.
A cube is also a symbol for the universe, because God created it.
To dream of a cubicle represents feelings of having a purpose that isn't interesting to other people. A large amount of effort you are putting into some area of your life that isn't respected by others. Something you d all the time that isn't that important. Some area of your life that leaves you preoccupied and isolated.
Negatively, dreaming about a cubicle may represent regular feelings of boredom with your life. It may also reflect feelings of nobody else wanting to know you. Expertise that is boring to others. Some in your life that you have to do all the time that other people don't find interesting at all.
Example: A person dreamed of being in a really tight cubicle and could barely move as they tried to change their clothes. In waking life the person had an overeating disorder and weight issues. The cubicle may have reflected the person's feelings about the overeating and weight issues beginning to hinder their ability to do other interesting things in life.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being in a cubicle. In waking like she felt that she was fat and boring with nobody wanting to know her. The cubicle may have reflected her feelings about her life being uninteresting to others while not liking herself.
To dream of a cub represents an aspect of yourself that you are motivated to care about. It may also reflect some area of your life that is becoming a problem. Consider the animal for additional meaning.
Refer to the themes section for animals for a more in depth look at animal symbolism.
To dream of a cuckoo clock represents an embarrassment that signals to you that it's time to deal with your problem. Something bad or stupid happening giving you a "wake up call."
To dream of cucumbers represents recuperation and recovery. Pampering yourself or self-attentiveness. Feeling good not having to care about something at all. Being catered to.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a person he didn't like buying cucumbers. In waking life he was experiencing a bad choice he made allowing an enemy to slowly recover power that had been lost.