To dream of a fire hydrant represents an emergency option that you are aware of, but never use. A fail-safe or backup plan to deal with a problem if it gets out of hand.
Negatively, a fire hydrant may be a sign that you are always prepared to overreact or "throw the baby out with the bath water" if things get bad.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a yellow fire hydrant. In waking life he was always prepared to kill himself if his health problems got any worse, but they never did.
To dream of getting fired from work represents feelings of rejection, being cut off, or not being liked. The end of a situation, or relationship in waking life. Feeling stripped of an obligation, responsibility, or prestige. Feeling unwelcome.
To dream of being fired from a job may also represent feelings of not being good enough to do something anymore. Feeling that you are no longer important to a situation or relationship. Feeling that you'll never be able to do something that's important to you ever again.
Being fired in a dream may also reflect anger or retribution you are feeling from someone else for a mistake or lack of loyalty.
Negatively, being fired in a dream may be a sign that you feel bad for not being perfect in some way. Alternatively, it may also be a sign that you having difficulty acknowledging your mistakes or taking responsibility.
To dream of firemen represents you or someone else that is doing everything possible to deal with a problem that has gotten out of control.
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To dream of a fireman pole represents a readiness to act. Something you have or a plan that allows a quick response in case a problem gets out of hand. Knowing you have everything you need just in case.
Using a fireman pole may reflect a quick response to a problem you've encountered. Your split second readiness. You are on top of things.
To dream of a fireplace represents feelings of contentment, comfort, warmth, safety, and nurturing.
Look to any people or objects around you while you are near a fireplace for additional symbolism.
To dream of firewood represents your awareness of yourself not having to stop feeling good. Being able to keep safe or use a backup plan to maintain comfort. Resources that keep you going. Feeling that good times won't run out.
Negatively, firewood may reflect your awareness of your depleting resources. Knowing that good times won't last forever. Liking all you have for the moment.
To dream of a fireworks represents a spectacle of success, talent, or creativity. Noticing how wonderful or incredible an achievement is. All your work has come together perfectly. Showing off how well something is working. Chemistry in relationships matching perfectly. Sexual climax. A spectacular moment.
Example: A young girl dreamed of fireworks. In waking life she was desiring to lose her virginity with her boyfriend. The fireworks may have reflected her feelings about her first time having sex being incredible.
To dream of the First Lady represents intuition or intuitive choices that are supportive of total power or control. You or someone else that is doing whatever is needed of you to support a leading role. Doing whatever it takes to support a more powerful situation or person because you will look stupid if you don't.
Alternatively, the First Lady may reflect an aspect of your personality based on your strongest or most honest feelings about the First Lady.
Example: A man dreamed of Michelle Obama, someone he felt risked everything to be supportive of others powerful achievements because she gave up a lucrative professional life to support Barack Obama's presidency since it was once in a life time opportunity. In waking life, he was broke and his father gave him the needed financial support to have time to write a best selling book because he was an incredible expert in his field and his father knew he would be stupid not to support him writing it.
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To dream of fish represents unconscious thoughts or unconscious truths. Things you may notice about yourself or your life, but don't fully understand. Being aware of something you can't fully grasp. A subtle awareness.
Positively, fish may reflect valuable insights. Learning new things about yourself or that were previously difficult to grasp.
Negatively, fish reflects emotional problems or negative emotions that you notice yourself having, but are refusing to take serious. You may be aware that you have a problem, but don't understand the underlying issues that created it. Insights that elude you. It may also reflect problems that are out in the open, but nobody wants to talk about.
People undergoing therapy or powerful personal growth often dream of fish swimming below the surface of the water to symbolize new insights about themselves that they are trying to discover.
The size of a dream fish reflects how significant or important an issue is. A big fish represents something you know is important, but don't understand. A small fish may reflect a small problem that you have difficulty understanding.
Blue fish are positive thoughts, red fish are dangerous, ill-intentioned, or arrogant thoughts. Dark green fish are selfish thoughts. Orange fish are issues that hold a heavy influence over your current choices.
Yellow fish reflect subtle awareness with issues that you notice keep manifesting in your waking life. Something you can't help but notice.
To dream of catching a fish symbolizes gaining insight or new understanding. Learning something about yourself or how a difficult problem works.
To dream dead fish represents things you were subtly noticing that are no longer being paid attention to. Problems you were subtly noticing that are no longer important or stopped.
To dream of eating fish represents total confidence that an issue has been put to rest. You know that something will never be a problem again. It may also reflect a problem you recently discovered being solved permanently.
To dream of a flying fish represents issues you don't understand completely, but want to be involved with. Positively, it may reflect inexperience combined with eagerness. Negatively, it may be a sign that you moving too fast with something or need to spend more time learning before making a serious commitment.
To dream of a school of fish represents complicated or multi-facted issues that you are aware off , but don't want to openly discuss. It may also reflect a higher than normal degree of awareness of your problems that you lack clarity about. A multi-faceted problem that you are having issues getting insight into. Alternatively, a school of fish may reflect conformist behavior or group thinking that you are trying to learn about.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a big dark green fish swimming though the air and bumping into him. In waking life he was noticing himself repeatedly considering suicide even though he had no idea about how to do it successfully.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of having a fish thrown at her. In waking life a man she was dating accidentally told her that he loved her while he was drunk, but then was too embarrassed to openly discuss the situation. The fish being thrown at her reflected the uncomfortable manner in which the man's true feelings were revealed left undiscussed, but fully noticed.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a fish die and then seeing it alive again. In waking life she couldn't be 100% sure if she was pregnant or not. She didn't bother with a test, but kept believing that certain bodily changes that she couldn't be sure about might be signaling that she was pregnant. The fish in this case may have reflected her feelings about seeing subtle signs that she was pregnant that she couldn't be sure about.
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Fish And Chips
To dream of fish and chips represents a wish to feel good noticing an issue being over and unimportant. Enjoying closure in a situation and not wanting to dwell on it. Trying to have enthusiasm as you move forward.
A dream symbol that may appear if you have recently broken up or are concerned about being single.
To dream of fish bones represents insight that has been thoroughly examined or thought about. Facts or knowledge that can't be disputed anymore. You have fully processed or explored a new idea. Full acceptance and acknowledgement of problems you've discovered you have. Full confidence that you never need care about a problem ever again.
To dream of fish hooks represents an idea or concept that is being used to lure someone else. Seeing what happens if you try something. Attempting to drum up interest. Alternatively, it may reflect someone else that is trying to get you hooked in an idea.
Negatively, a fishhook may reflect manipulative testing or experimenting. Seeing how far you can take something. Seeing how lucky you can get with some bad intention you have. Selfishly exploiting something to discover what people really think of you.
To dream of a fish caught on a fishhook may reflect feelings about being having discovered new ideas or new insights. Feelings about a test or experiment going well. Learning new things about yourself.
Example: A woman had recurring dreams of a fish caught on a fishhook. In waking life she had been discussing her nightmares about her dead husband to a psychologist and didn't like the insights she was getting about her dreams. The fish caught on a fishhook in this case may have reflected her use of her previous dreams to get other people interested in discovering what her problems might be and not liking the final results of it.
To dream of a fish market represents abundant opportunities for positive change or progress. Always having the ability to do something different or deal with a new problem. Feeling surrounded by possible solutions.
A fish market may also reflect an abundance of new ideas or insight.
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To dream of a fisherman represents an aspect of your personality that is looking for something. Usually, this "something" is a solution to a problem or insight into yourself.
Fish in dream represent unconscious thoughts or things we notice without fully understanding. So fishing is symbolic of looking for a solution or an insight that brings the answer to the surface.
Fishing for things other than fish in a dream represents your search for an answer based on whatever the objects you are fishing for represent. For example fishing for a goose would represent you trying to find a way to make yourself prosperous. Fishing for a pair of shoes would symbolize your search for a new approach to life or new way of doing things.
To dream of fishing represents a wish to find new ideas or gain insights into problems. It may also reflect your search for a solution to an uncertain situation. Feeling that something is wrong in your life. An open-mind about solving a problem.
Negatively, dreaming about fishing may reflect a wish to discover ideas or insights to help you be dishonest. Awareness of yourself choosing to not offer help to others while they look for answers to their problems. Desperately hoping that someone you are jealous of will not find a much needed insight or idea that helps them. Being too serious about finding alternative solutions. Wasting an excessive amount of time hoping for a new idea. Pretending to faking solving problems. Looking for alternative answers to problems that have no solutions instead of asking for help.
To dream of ice fishing symbolizes a search for insight into hardened problems, or "frozen" situations. Things from your past that are difficult to understand, or that the ego prevents you from seeing. It may also reflect an attempt to find solutions during uncertain situations that are on hold.
To catch a fish symbolizes gaining insight as you pull it from the unconscious into your conscious mind. Discovering ideas.
To dream of fishing with objects that are not fishing rods may reflect unusual methods you are using to discover a solution to a problem. Consider the non-fishing rod object for additional meanings.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing his son fishing. In waking life he was intentionally faking helping his son move to another country while experiencing his son trying to find any alternative options available to help make his aspiration to move possible. He was aware of his son's desperation to move and intentionally ignoring offering real help that was easy for him to do.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing people fishing for mermaids and noticing that the mermaids were afraid of being caught. In waking life she was suspicious that her boyfriend was deceiving her and trying to prove it by tricking him. She was terrified of the possibility of losing the relationship if she discovered that her suspicions were true.
To dream of a fishing rod represents your wish to gain insight into yourself or explore the unknown. Seeing what happens. It may also reflect your wish to find a solution to a problem that you are inexperienced with.
Fishing often appears in dreams of people undergoing therapy or who are trying to self-improve. Feeling ready to confront issues or difficult emotions.
To dream of a fist represents feelings about readiness to act on anger. Readiness to defend yourself. Proving that you are not a loser to people you are in conflict with. Resistance, anger, or an attempt to defend yourself. Showing others that you are not willing to be pushed around.
Negatively, a fist may reflect anxiety or discomfort with someone you feel is embarrassing you for "stepping over the line."
To dream of clinching your fists in an emergency or while bracing for a bad situation to occur may reflect feelings of desperation to feel control over your life. Feeling out of control in a dangerous or crisis situation. Possibly a sign that you would prefer to endure a difficult or dangerous situation instead of asking for help.
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To dream of fixing something represents the need for reevaluation of a situation or relationship. A change of beliefs or attitude.
Alternatively, fixing something in a dream may represent a person or situation that forces you to make progress even when you don't want to.
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To dream of a county flag represents the importance your feel in having or projecting a certain attitude. Feeling confident that a certain way of thinking is the best way to think. A belief in something greater than you. Consider the country's stereotypical national attitude for additional meaning. For example, a US flag may reflect the importance you feel in having or projecting a stubbornly independent mindset to others. Alternatively it may patriotism, loyalty, or duty.
To dream of a Chinese flag may reflect your staunch loyalty to conservative views or objective behavior. Feeling confident about being conservative, patient, careful, or never taking risks or feeling that it;s important that other people see you behaving in this way.
Non-country flags may reflect issues or situations that you feel are all-important to stand by. A matter that takes precedence or your staunch loyalty to a cause. Consider the colors or objects on the flag for additional meaning.
To dream of an all white flag may reflect surrender or a non-confrontational attitude to others. Intentionally making an effort to show others that you are totally compliant. Alternatively, a white flag may reflect your staunch loyalty to a cause that is perfectly honest or moral.
To dream of a red flag represents loyal or stubborn support for beliefs that are negative, dangerous, or arrogant. A confident attitude towards being merciless. A loud or stubborn attitude about never being told what to do no matter how dangerous it gets. Loyalty to a cause that may be too excessive, dangerous, or makes you unwilling to listen at all costs. A sign that you may benefit from stopping something you are doing.
To dream of a checkered flag may represents a competitive spirit. Feeling that racing, fighting, battling, or competition is very important. Enjoying discussing or experiencing a challenge.
Example: A woman dreamed of trying to rip the swastika off the Nazi flag each night only to discover that it had been sewn back on in the morning. In waking life she was becoming exhausted trying to resist the Nazi government's invasion of her personal life. In this case the Nazi flag may have reflected her distaste for noticing herself respecting the Nazi regime.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing an American flag. In waking life he was having financial difficulties, but felt it was important to buy things that felt good anyway because he didn't want to feel that his money problem were controlling his life. He was stubborn about believing in himself being free to do whatever he wanted even it wasted money.
To dream of a flame represents contained or controlled passion. The "fire in your heart" or your motivation. How well you are able to keep your strength or a situation alive.
Alternatively, a flame may also reflect the level of passion in a romantic relationship. How strongly people feel about each other.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing two flames. A blue one and a green one. In waking life he was feeling that his marriage was on the verge of being over because his wife was an alcoholic. He was hoping there way a way to fix his marriage.
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To dream of a flamingo represents flamboyancy, an audacious display, or colorful showiness. You or someone may be making a spectacle of themselves or are very interested in being noticed.
To dream of a flasher represents the shock or trauma of total disclosure. Exposing the complete truth to someone else in order to scare them. A flasher may also reflect a need to feel good scaring other people with the truth.
A flasher may be a sign that you or someone else feels good making other people think reality is too scary or difficult to put up with.
To dream of a flashlight represents examination or questioning of certain issues. You may be trying to understand or "shed light" on the cause of a problem.
It may also symbolize sudden awareness, insight, and the ability to find your way in a difficult or uncertain situation. You are now able to see what the problem is.
Example: A man dreamed of using a flashlight. In waking life he visited a stress councilor at work who helped him shed light on exactly what he was so stressed.
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To dream of giving flattery represents behavior that is controlling others with lies that feel good. Falsely appealing to the ego or vanity to keep someone on the same line of thinking as you. It may also reflect someone you are pretending to nice to get to through something. You may be trying to use someone.
To notice someone giving you flattery may reflect your feeling about someone trying to use you. It may also reflect your own vanity.
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To dream of flax flowers represents feelings that something is so perfect or wonderful that you don't ever want to notice anything wrong. You may feel put off or irritated if you have to stop something you like.
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To dream of flaxseed represents your feeling that something "must" be good for you or has to be beneficial. Negatively, flaxseed may be a sign that you are assuming too much about the benefits of something.
To dream of a flea market represents your wish to get the best opportunity possible. You may be down on your luck and are looking for a break or a chance to "get your foot in the door."
Positively, a flea market represents savviness or your motivation to get a better opportunity or deal than you usually get. Just seeing what happens if you ask someone for help.
To dream of fleas represents irritating problems that are difficult to ignore. They often symbolize a hard dose of reality that you can't stand, or something that constantly provokes you.
Fleas on a dog represents an irritant or annoying problem that effects your ability to be confident. A distraction that makes it harder to believe in yourself or feel in control.
To dream of flies represents a recurring distraction or annoyance. A problematic person or situation that keeps coming back despite your best attempt to get rid of it. A problem that is so annoying that you can't think of anything else.
Negatively, flies may be a sign that you are putting up with an annoyance for a prolonged period of time when you don't need to. Feeling too lazy to take action, make a change, or speak up. Not being willing to move away from an annoyance. Unexpressed feelings about someone that is inconsiderate. Petty annoyances that are recurring. Feeling extremely irritated by someone or something. Repeat nagging.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing flies. In waking life she was very annoyed by her father who repeatedly kept nagging her to clean her house.
To dream of being on a flight represents your awareness of yourself being involved in a new project or plan of some kind. Something new has started or is about to get underway.
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To dream of a flight attendant represents an aspect of yourself that is supportive as you undertake a new plan or project. Telling yourself that everything will be ok, sympathy, or enthusiasm for the future.
Negatively, a flight attendant may reflect your attempt calm or sooth your nerves. A sign that you have a lot of anxiety about something new that is happening.
To dream of flip flops represents a relaxed or easygoing attitude while facing a negative situation. Enjoying yourself or being carefree as you confront uncertainty in your life.
To dream of flirting represents invitation. Signaling another person or situation that you agree with them or that you are receptive.
Alternatively, flirting may reflect you telling yourself that something is a good idea. Your receptiveness to experimentation or exploration of new ideas or new ways of thinking.
To dream of yourself floating in water represents a negative or uncertain situation that you are keeping your composure with. Staying strong or "keeping on." You have a handle on your emotions.
To dream of seeing a boat floating on water represents navigation of uncertainty or negative situations. Your potential to or active attempt to confront issues.
To dream of seeing an object floating in water represents an aspect of your personality that is holding on or getting by. Possibilities, ideas, or modes of action that are still available to you or haven't been lost yet. It may also reflect opportunities that have shown up due to a negative situation. Something in your life that is barely getting by or nobody else cares about anymore. Negatively, objects floating in water may reflect good things lost to negative or dangerous situations indefinitely.
To dream of yourself floating in the air represents the feelings about yourself being incredible or doing noticeably incredible things.
To dream of an object floating in the air may represents ideas or possibilities that feel incredible.
To dream of floating above the earth and looking down at it represents your feeling about how wonderful or incredible your life feels. Feeling that your entire life revolves around being bigger or better than others in some way.
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To dream of a flock of birds or animals represents uniformity of thinking. Working closely with others or making a number of different areas of your life revolve around one issue.
Negatively, a flock represents a lack of objectivity or independence in your decision-making.
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To dream of a flood represents negativity or uncertainty that you feel overwhelmed by. Feeling inundated by problems. Emotional overload. Stress and tension. Difficult circumstances or issues you are struggling with. Something unexpected that is delaying you or holding you back. Feeling that a problem is too much to deal with by yourself.
To dream of a room or space being flooded represents negativity or uncertainty that has become a powerful distraction. A distraction or problem is predominantly on your mind. An interference or distraction that you have to wait to subside before you can return to normal. Dealing with a problem that takes precedence over your real goals or wishes. Issues with keeping serious problems to yourself to avoid embarrassment or making someone else angry.
Example: A young girl dreamed of experiencing a flood. In waking life she was in the middle of school exams when her boyfriend broke up with her. She felt overwhelmed by stress.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of a flooding occurring in a room. In waking life she felt overwhelmed by her friend's problems because her friend became too needy with discussing personal problems. She felt she couldn't get a break from her friend.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of flood. In waking life she had recently experienced a very stressful weekend.
Example 4: A man dreamed of experiencing an enormous flood. In waking life he was paying a lot of attention to the news prior to world war 1.
To dream of a floor represents the theme or tone to your involvement in a situation. The condition, color, or type of floor reflects the overall feeling of everything you are doing in your life. For example, a black and white checkered floor would reflect the overall feeling of your life being imbalanced, unpredictable, or chaotic.
To dream of hardwood floors represents the theme or tone of a situation revolving around being powerful without having to be comfortable. Feeling a sense of winning or attractiveness that isn't always sensitive to your feelings. The thrill of success or achievement with the overriding requirement to keep working.
To dream of objects on a floor represents ideas, goals, behaviors, or situations that are on hold or waiting to be restarted. Something in your life that may not be necessary for the moment.
To dream of walking along a floor represents reflect progression or a transition in your life. Consider any colors or designs on the floor to reflect how you may feel as this is happening.
To dream of going to the wrong floor in a building represents situations where you feel stupid for thinking clearly about your efforts to do something differently. Not doing enough or doing too much. A situation in your life where your efforts to do something differently are out of line with your goals (e.g. realizing that you were too honest or realizing you weren't honest enough).
The levels of the floors of the building may use dream numerology to reflect your mental state or intentions. For example, a 5th floor may reflect change and the 9th floor may reflect an ending of some kind. Higher floors may represent higher levels of understanding and lower floors may reflect lower levels of understanding, stress, or fear.
Example: A young woman dreamed of feeling that she would be safer if she kept her feet off the floor. In waking life she was having concerns about a heavy flow menstrual period causing her major embarrassment if she didn't take as much time off from social gatherings as possible.
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To dream of flour represents feelings about actions taken to make a situation work. How much or how little of something you need to do in order to make a situation or solution feel good functioning. Only enough effort to solve a problem and nothing more.
Negatively, flour in a dream may reflect your feelings about how far you need to take a lie to make people feel good believing you and accepting it. How far you need to use dishonesty to make people feel good complying with you. Only doing what you feel you have to do in order to get what you want with no genuine wish to help others. Doing only what is required of you to keep people happy and nothing more.
To dream of using flour on a fire may reflect an attempt to handle a crisis with just enough effort to fix it and keep people happy. Not wishing to be 100% helpful or honest in order to stop a problem from getting out of control and doing only what helps you stay comfortable avoiding blame or extra work. Contributing only enough to keep people from bothering you.
To dream of flower buds represents your feeling that a positive or wonderful situation is beginning. Something that feels good or makes you happy is close to happening.
To dream of a flower pot represents satisfaction with how nice something is. A situation that is "beautiful enough" so you don't care about anything except noticing it now.
To dream of flowers represents feelings about noticing how positive, nice, or beautiful something is. Appreciating how wonderful or good something in your life is. Feeling love. Appreciating other people. Paying attention to a good thing that is happening. It could also reflect your enjoyment of success that finally unfolding in your life.
Negatively, flowers in a dream may represent vanity, narcissism, or obsession with physical beauty. It may also reflect appreciation of something lost in your life. Dwelling too much on how good your life used to be before something bad happened. Non-objective or naive feelings about love.
Consider the color and the type of flower for additional meaning.
Flowers in dreams are more common to women. This is most likely a reflection of women's tendency to enjoy passivity, peace, or to show others sympathy. It may also reflect women's tendency to be more sensitive about their own physical beauty.
To dream of planting a flower garden may reflect your wish to encourage or carefully create something beautiful. Something nice in your life that feels good to notice all the time. Feeling pride for something beautiful in your life. Wanting to be appreciated or loved. Enjoying the beauty of family or friendships. Negatively, it may reflect an increase in ego or vanity. Enjoying your own physical beauty.
Example: A young man dreamed of planting flowers that he didn't really care about. In waking life he was talking to a girl that liked him, but that he didn't really want to be with. He simply enjoyed being admired. The planted flowers may have reflected how nice he felt to notice the girl liking him while also hinting at his tendency to enjoy leading the girl on for his own enjoyment.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing girls picking flowers from a garden. In waking life he was finally beginning to notice himself healing from a serious injury. The flowers may have reflected how wonderful it felt to notice his healing occurring with the worst of his crisis over.
Example 3: A man dreamed of feeling uneasy about flowers he was looking at in a field. He felt silly about being uneasy about the flowers, but still felt that the flowers were not what they appeared to be. In waking life he was being told how good a product that his company was selling was without any receiving any information to guarantee it. When he requested further information people at work got angry at him. The flowers in the field that he was uneasy about may have reflected his uneasy feelings about accepting the company line that the product was unquestionably noticed as perfect by all who tested it and had nothing wrong with it.
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To dream of a flute represents you or someone else that is making others feel that nothing wrong is ever happening. Feeling that everything is perfect all the time. Telling others to never worry or care.
Negatively, a flute may reflect perfectionist tendencies or trying too hard to keep others happy.
To dream of handing out flyers represents you or someone else that is trying to make others notice something that isn't usually noticed. It may also reflect telling everyone you know about an idea or plan you have.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing someone with boxes of flyers about to be handed out. In waking life he was about to pay for an email advertising campaign for his very low traffic website.
Example 2: A man dreamed of photocopying flyers about selling his house. In waking life he was telling everyone he knew about his plans to sell his home and move to another country.
To dream of flying represents feelings of a heightened sense of freedom or "reaching new heights." Freedom from restrictions. Often pointing to situations where you are transcending your problems or personal limits. All things seem possible. You may feel you have a lot of choice available to you. Accomplishing your hearts desire in some way. Feeling that nothing can hold you back. A higher level of achievement. Something that made you feel wonderful, capable, and free. Often a reflection creative free expression in waking life. Flying dreams may also occur after a sexual encounter. Enjoying escaping a burden.
Negatively, flying may reflect enjoyment of escaping responsibilities. Having a good time being wasteful.
Difficulties flying symbolizes something in your life that limits you, impairs your ability to realize goals, express yourself fully, or do your best. Freedom or creativity is limited.
Flying dreams are very common around sexual experiences, powerful spiritual experiences, participation in personal passions such as hobbies or the arts. Intelligent people who have creative outlets commonly have dreams of flying to reflect time spent practicing their hobbies.
People tend to have flying dreams more often in their youth. This is most likely because youth offers more opportunities to play, be liberated, or explore new interests. Young people tend to me more focused on achieving new goals. People in performance professions and those who indulge in hobbies or special interests dream of flying the most.
To dream of flying that you can't stop represents feelings of having too much freedom or too much of a good thing. If you are sexually active and feel your partner wants too much sex from you this may be a sign that you need to speak up.
To dream of fearful flying may represent feelings about dangerous levels of freedom that you fear not being able to control. A fear of wasting too much money too quickly.
Example: A man dreamed of being unable to fly more than a few feet off the ground. In real life he felt that living at home with his parents limited his independence.
Example 2: A man dreamed of flying at night time. In waking life he was kicked out of his home and given a huge check to live off of by his abusive controlling father. He moved out, bought all kinds of things, and enjoyed doing things he could never do before knowing the money would run out one day.
Example 3: A man dreamed of flying too high and getting scared. In waking life he got paid a lot of money and feared that was spending it too fast.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of flying. In waking she walked out on her husband and daughter and all the responsibilities of the relationship that she felt were bothering her.
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To dream of fog represents confusion, uncertainty, or trouble figuring something out. Mystery, secrecy, or mixed signals. The full truth of a situation or relationship is protected from you. A difficult challenge in your life where it's hard to know what is right or difficult to know where you are in relation to your goals. Fog in a dream may be a sign that you need to slow down and proceed with caution.
Negatively, fog may be a sign that you are not thinking clearly or not seeing something for what it is really is. A lost sense of direction. Feeling that you aren't as sure of yourself as you normally are.
Example: A woman dreamed of being driven in a van through fog. In waking life she was having difficulty figuring out whether or not a guy she liked was interested in her. The fog reflected the difficulty she had with the mixed signals she was getting from him.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being surrounded by fog. In waking life he had experienced side effects of a powerful hallucinogenic drug that let him confused and scared for his mental health for an entire day.
Example 3: A man dreamed of walking through a foggy or misty scene in Venice with 3 mysterious people. In waking life the man was Alex Gotfryd, an art department director, who shortly after hired 3 models to capture this dream experience in a photography book called "Appointment in Venice" which received wide acclaim. The dream may have actually been intuitive about the Goyfryd's dream inspiration and uncertainty about how the project would turn out.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing a foggy city from a very high view. In waking life she had been getting spiritual advice from someone about the future of the world and was feeling uncertain and anxious about what it would mean for her future.
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To dream of following something represents your pursuit of something, your attraction to something, or something in waking life you are seeking.
Negatively, following something in a dream may be a sign that you are not thinking for yourself or blindly pursuing a goal.
To dream of following the opposite sex may be a sign that you are being led by your desire or hope for something good or satisfying to happen. It may also represent being led by sexual attraction.
To dream being followed while you walk around represents feeling of having everything you do watched. A lingering sense that someone wants something from you. A memory or situation that you can't escape.
To dream of being followed and being scared may represent anxiety about a problem never going away no matter what you do. Feeling pursued by guilt, pain, or a bad memory.
To dream of being followed by a creepy stranger may reflect feelings of anxiety or suspicion about negativity from your past resurfacing. It may also reflect feelings of anxiety about a mysterious situation or problem not going away.
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To dream of fondue represents communal sharing or group benefits. You and others are all enjoying the same thing.
Example: A man dreamed of cheese fondue and feeling uncomfortable. In waking life he was back with an ex-girlfriend and felt weird about sleeping with her after other guys had during their break.
Food in dreams represents the type and qualities of experience or energy you take in your life. How certain situations are effecting you. Each food has a unique experience or energy associated with it based of your opinions, feelings, or memories of the specific food.
Certain food symbols tend to be more universal (e.g. apples or oatmeal), while others (e.g. processed food or junk food) take on a much more personal meaning based on your personal feelings about those foods. You need to ask yourself what stands out the most about a certain type of food and see how those qualities apply to your current life situation.
Generally, fruit is symbolic of thoughts that make you feel good, vegetables more nourishing qualities, and meat symbolic about qualities that are more sustaining.
Frozen foods may imply procrastination or putting something off. You've chosen to ignore certain issues or deal with something later.
Thawing frozen food could symbolize issues or situations that are being reconsidered. It may also reflect finally having to confront problems that you put off dealing with. Perhaps, you have been saving something special or important for this moment.
To dream of burned food represents experiences that you are having that went overboard or that you were too eager to have. Burned food may also reflect a lack of carefulness in preparing for a certain type of experience to happen. Distractions, a lack of focus, irresponsibility. Alternatively, burned food may reflect disappointment or feeling that a certain kind of experience won't be good enough.
Refer to the themes section for food for a more in-depth look at dream food symbolism.
To dream that you are in a food fight, represents a conflict over different ideas or perspectives.
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To dream of someone calling you a fool may reflect an embarrassment you've experienced. You may feel that something you did was the stupidest thing you've ever done.
To dream of calling someone else a fool may reflect your belief that a situation is beyond ridiculous. You may also feel that a stupid mistake has been made.
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To dream of football represents a struggle to gain leverage or power. You are doing everything you can to get as much as you can. It may also reflect conflict as you attempt to steal back what's yours. Difficult issues that requires all your resources to gain ground or keep what you already have. A football game symbolizes issues that are hard to improve yourself on.
Football dreams are common to people trying to lose weight and keep it off.
Example: Terry Crews (actor), before he was famous, once dreamed of watching a son (which he didn't have in real life) playing a high school football game. In waking life he was trying to lose weight at the gym while also experiencing serious financial problems. The football game may have reflected his attempts to struggle to get his life back on track and keep it stable.
To dream of footprints represents a clear path of ethics, morality, or hard work that can be followed by others. Noticing what someone else did to get where they are.
Example: A young woman dreamed of seeing bloody footprints. In waking life she hated working for her father and didn't want to end up doing the same thing.
To dream of hearing footsteps may reflect uncertainty about what someone else is doing. Knowing that certain action is being taken while having no idea what it's intentions really are.
To dream of footsteps coming towards you represents feelings that a situation or decision is inevitable. Awareness that something is about to happen. A possible sign that you are experiencing tension.
Negatively, hearing footsteps coming towards you may reflect uncertainty or paranoia about a problem or consequence being inevitable. Worrying about a problem or undesirable outcome getting closer. Feeling overwhelmed with panic and uneasiness.
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Ford Model T Car
To dream of the Ford Model T car may reflect feelings about yourself being original and overlooked. Feeling that someone has used you to prove themselves and then purposely neglects you for more interesting things. Exciting originality that "fizzled out" or isn't relevant anymore. A way of doing things that is not as interesting as it used to be. A pioneering attitude or spirit that isn't popular anymore.
Feeling that your decisions, needs, or goals used to be very important, but aren't anymore. Feeling that other people don't respect your needs anymore after first giving you a lot of attention.
Feeling that life used to be centered around you or that people used to be very interested in knowing you. Feeling older, dirtier, or more boring than someone else.
Negatively, Ford Model T car in a dream feelings about yourself or someone else being a "has been" decision maker. A style of decision-making that can only be remembered as original and now less important. Not feeling good thinking that people don't like you anymore. Wasting your energy trying to get attention or be relevant. Feeling that you lost your elite status.
Example: A young girl dreamed of seeing a Ford Model T car. In waking life she was jealous of her mother giving her baby brother all the attention and special treatment after he was born. She felt neglected as the first born child of the household and that her mother would intentionally ignore her while giving the new baby special treatment.
To dream of a foreclosure represents something good is coming to an end. You can't do anything to care about anything you want. You can no longer feel stable or normal believing in something or thinking something. A loss of confidence or failure while working towards something you liked. What you want is now out of reach or impossible.
To dream of a forehead represents your sense of judgment or intellect. A smooth forehead may represent good judgment or easy decisions. A wrinkled forehead may represent worries or burdens.
Negatively, the forehead in a dream may reflect feelings about poor judgement or bad decision making.
To dream of kissing someone's forehead may reflect approval of someone else's judgement. Gratitude for other people's good or helpful decisions.
To dream of having a bump or injury to the forehead may represent a mistake, lapse in judgment, or something that impairs your judgment. Blemishes or embarrassing skin problems on the forehead may reflect feelings about yourself or someone else having make an embarrassing lapse of judgement.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a friend wearing a mask that looked like the copy of the friend's actual face with an embarrassing skin blemish on the forehead of the mask. In waking life the man had won the lottery and noticed old friends he didn't like pretending to apologize to him for being bad friends.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of kissing her friend's forehead. In waking life she was made homeless and was very grateful for her friend's help to get her life back on track.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of energy coming out of her forehead. In waking life she was having problems deciding whether or not her boyfriend was worth keeping.
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To dream of a strange foreign land represents feelings about situations that are unfamiliar, unstable, or unknown to you. A mindset that is unusual to you. You may be experiencing change or conflict with people that you are not used to. You may feel like an outsider, like you don't belong, or are experiencing a number of new situations. Feeling excluded or apart. How confident or afraid you are in the foreign land may reflect how prepared or anxious you are about any current changes. New situations that you have no prior experience with.
Example: A woman dreamed of being stuck in a foreign country with no escape. In waking life she was aware of herself being close to the beginning of her menstrual period starting. The foreign land she couldn't escape most likely reflected her discomfort with having her period while also not wanting to talk about it to her lover.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of getting on a plane to travel to a foreign country. In waking life he was pregnant for the first time about close to giving birth.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being in a foreign land. In waking life she was a psychologist in private practice that was trying to change careers by doing a radio show, something she had no experience with at all.
See the themes section for countries for a more in depth look at country symbolism.
To dream of a foreign language represents a mindset that you don't understand or agree with. Someone may have an idea or belief system that you don't subscribe to. Feeling excluded or "apart" from something. Alternatively, you may feel that others are not making themselves clear to you.
To dream of studying a foreign language represents your attempt to understand the behavior of a person or situation that is currently unfamiliar to you.
To dream of a forests represents an issue that leaves you feeling confused, uncertain, lost, or ejected from arrangements that give you a sense of security. A problem has left you feeling unsatisfied, insecure, or unsettled. A loss of confidence or control.
Example: A man dreamed of being in the middle of a forest with no way out. In real life he had a dangerous health condition that doctors didn't understand and he had no idea how to treat his problem. The forest reflected his health problem having to answers in site.
Example 2: A girl dreamed of being inside a forest. In real life she was obsessed with boy she liked and all her attempts to get closer to him failed. The forest reflected how at loss she felt to get closer to the boy as she jealously tried to win him over from other girls.
Example 3: A man dreamed of being in the middle of a forest. In waking life he was very confused about his future and how his life would turn out. He was struggling to start his life over from scratch and had no idea what to do with his future except to keep working.
Example 4: A man dreamed of walking through a forest. In waking life he was unemployed and having problems getting employed. He felt a lot of confusion about his financial future.
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To dream of forged documents or signatures represents an attempt to fake or mimic the appearance of being genuine. Fooling others into believing that you deserve more than you do or that you've earned something that you haven't. Jealousy or of not looking good or insecurity about not appearing powerful.
You or someone else may be trying to cover up a mistake, lie, or avoid showing others impotence.
To dream of forgetting to do something may reflect feelings of oversights, neglect, or distractions. Lost opportunities. Having let someone down.
To dream of an object being forgotten may represent feelings about some area of your life being abandoned or neglected. The abandoned self. Not caring or tending to something enough. Feeling irresponsible. Feelings of horror or remorse about your neglectful actions or a major oversight. Feelings of sadness or guilt that haunt you for something you didn't do properly.
Alternatively, forgotten objects in a dream may reflect areas of your life that have long been overlooked, suppressed, or abandoned. An aspect of your personality that feels less dominant than it used to.
To dream of forgetting your baby may reflect feelings about having abandoned or neglected some developing area of your life. Forgetting to be responsible with some sensitive problem. A fledgling project you abandoned.
To dream of forgetting information in a dream often mirrors waking life. It may also problems accepting or adjusting to change. The reality of a situation has not fully "sunk in" yet. Embarrassment that something you've done in waking life can't be easily repeated.
To dream of forgetting your gun may represent feeling of having entered into a situation without leverage or security. Anxiety or embarrassment about not acting as powerful as you expected to.
To dream of forgetting to wear your hat may reflect embarrassment that you look stupid with a different attitude than others expect from you. Feelings of anxiety or embarrassment about lies you've told being exposed. Feelings about anxiety about hair loss you are hiding being noticed by others.
To dream of forgetting a child may reflect feelings about yourself being irresponsible in a new or developing situation. Letting someone down you made a promise to. Oversights with new developments. Embarrassment at having neglected something you were trying to make progress with.
People who are having difficulty with relationship breakups may dream of being intimate with their ex and then realizing that forget that are actually broken up in real life. This may reflect their difficulty accepting the break up.
Example: A woman dreamed of forgetting a child that was left alone. In waking life she was worried that she had let down and neglected a child in her work as a social worker.
Example 2: A man dreamed of attending a family reunion and forgetting a member's name. In waking life he felt embarrassed that he had forgotten the name of an old friend he met.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of kissing her ex-boyfriend and then remembering that they weren't actually dating anymore. In waking life she was having problems accepting that her relationship with her ex was over.
Fork In The Road
To dream of a fork in the road represents a crossroads in your life or an important decision that you need to make. It may reflect your choices or ambivalence about some situation.
To dream of a tree in the middle of a fork in the road represents a problem or event that is forcing you to make an decision.
To dream of a forklift represents decisions or self-control that's focused on rearranging ideals or priorities. A forklift may reflect noticeable or dramatic concessions. It may also point a situation that motivates you to reconsider your views or priorities. You or someone you know may feel the need to put off certain goals or pursue more pertinent objectives.
To dream of being chased by someone on a forklift may represent a fear of change or a wish to avoid giving up certain priorities or goals.
To dream of having an accident with a forklift may represent misplaced priorities. You may have had a "change of heart" that you ended up regretting.
To dream of a fork represents successfulness. A sense of accomplishment. Confidence in knowing that something is always all yours. Your ability to consistently attain something.
To dream of pickless fork or a pick that is losing its picks may reflect a lose of confidence in your ability to succeed. Attaining your goals are not as easy as they used to be.
Example: A woman dreamed of an angry husband throwing forks on the floor. In waking life she was a real estate agent who was finally feeling the consequences of a poor economy on her business. The forks being thrown on the floor reflected her feelings about how difficult it was becoming to feel successful selling homes.
Example 2: A young girl dreamed of a pickless fork. In waking life her mother was having a second baby and she felt that she was no longer important to her mother anymore. The pickless fork may have reflected loss of confidence in getting her parents to care about her or do things for her since the new baby was becoming more important to them.
To dream of formaldehyde may represent your attempt to purposely hold on to the past. Doing something to ensure you never forget something. A sign that you may have issues with letting go or dwelling on the past. Keeping your anger, bitterness, or negative feelings about someone else as strong as the day you first had them.
Positively, formaldehyde represents your attempt to keep something from your past exactly the way it is.
To dream of a math formula represents a solution to a waking life problem that you may be aware of. It may also reflect a method or system you are using. A course of action that you feel always works. Feeling that you can do something perfect every time.
Alternatively, the dream may reflect your frustrations with trying to find a solution to a problem or follow someone else's advice.
To dream of a fort emotional fortitude. Feelings of being "always on guard" about an issue. Constantly being put on the defensive. Refusing to accept something at all costs. Holding on tight with all your strength. You may be experiencing a very difficult or demanding situation.
To dream of your fort being under attack represents feelings of being emotionally attacked or invaded. Someone may be trying to control you or destroy your perseverance or emotional fortitude.
To dream of a fortress represents strong internal barriers you are setting up. Strongly defending certain ideas, habits, or situations. A perspective on a situation where you refuse to tolerate change or compromise at all.
Alternatively, a fortress may be a sign that you are putting up a barrier between you and others. Shutting down emotionally or stubbornly refusing to listen at all costs.
To dream of making a fortune represents freedom and power to do what you want anytime you want. Something wonderful that it allows you to do it whenever you want. An achievement that pays you long term respect or power. You may have been the best at something for a very long time. It may also reflect strong relationships or friendships that can always been relied on.
To have a fortune and squander it may reflect big opportunities that you feel you've wasted.
Dreaming of someone from the past that made a fortune may reflect your feelings about your youth or important accomplishments from your past.
To dream of a fortune cookie represents pleasant feelings letting someone else decide something for you. Negatively, it may be a sign that you are putting your fate in someone else's hands.
To dream of seeing a fortune teller represents your deep concern with what action or choices to make next. Anxiety about the future or making decisions for yourself. Putting all your trust in someone else's intuition or experience. Not knowing what will happen, but feeling that taking action is important. Dreaming of a fortune teller may be a sign that you need to better informed or patient before making a choice.
Negatively, seeing a fortune teller may be a sign that you are so worried with what action or choices to make next that you will listen to anyone who sounds confident. It may also reflect delusions that someone else is better informed about what action to take next. Taking advice from someone unqualified who makes you feel like they are smarter or better than you. Thinking that someone won't like you if you don't follow their advice.
To dream of fossils represents your awareness of something that happened a long time ago that you don't care about anymore. Outdated beliefs, behaviors, or ways thinking. Consider the object that is fossilized for additional meaning.
Alternatively, a fossil may reflect your awareness of how dangerous a situation used to be. Discovering how ignorant, unsafe, or incompetent something used to be. Awareness of wisdom and progress.
Positively, a fossil may reflect your relief that people are not acting so dangerous, ignorant, or primitive anymore.
To dream that you've found something new represents a new insight that you've gained or an unexpected change. Discovering something about yourself that you've never thought was there. It may also reflect new opportunities or new relationships.
To dream that you've found something that you've lost represents rediscovering your strengths, talents, or something that gives you confidence. You're getting back into the grove. It may also reflect an old relationship that has been restarted.
To dream of the foundation of a home or building represents your core or fundamental strengths. A support system. Something you have or live with that gives you a sense of stability. The groundwork or framework of your success or power.
To dream of laying the foundation of a home or building represents important first steps being taken to insure stability for the long term. Getting yourself well prepared before making a big decision. Laying the groundwork of a relationship or project. Making good or powerful start.
To dream of a cracked or damaged foundation to a home or building represents feelings that your core strengths are effected. A powerful sense of support or accomplishment may feel compromised. It may also reflect feelings about a major oversight.