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To dream of a sea urchins represents feelings about contained fears or controlled problems surprising you by actualizing. Something you think is calm or innocent that shocks you that it isn't. Experiencing your worst fear unexpectedly coming true "out of nowhere." Feeling that a sensitive issue doesn't matter and then being shocked that it actually does.
Example: A young man dreamed of fearing sea urchins. In waking life he was afraid that something guilty he had done and got away with would be suddenly discovered and humiliate him with his guilt.
Example 2: A man dreamed of fearing sea urchins. In waking life he feared that his dying mentally unstable father would change his will at the last second to embarrass him.
Example 3: A man dreamed of fearing sea urchins. In waking life he thought going to the dentist was a good idea that wouldn't cost a lot of money. He had low income with a lot of savings in the bank and feared that the dentist would shock him with a lot of unexpected work that would wipe out his savings.
To dream of eating seafood represents situations in your life where you feel you can't lose or fail ever again. Feeling that negativity or uncertainty is banished or gone for good. Noticing all your problems going away on their own permanently. A "feast" of winning or progress.
To dream of seagulls represents acceptance, grace, and understanding.
Seagulls typically appear in dreams when a person completely open to confronting problems, keeps a cool head about negative and uncertain situations, or is totally accepting of the worst in themselves.
To dream of seals represents guile or aspects of your personality that lead you astray. Situations that consistently cheat you or lure you in the wrong direction.
Example: A woman dreamed of a scary looking seal. In real life she feared marriage because she believed it might ruin her career and take away her happiness. The seal reflected her belief that marriage lures you with desire and then makes you unhappy with children.
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To dream of searching something represents a need to find something missing or needed in your life. A reflection of your waking life search for love, spiritual enlightenment, peace, or a solution to a problem. Looking for a hidden meaning to something or trying to find a quality you want in your life that is not currently present.
To dream of being searched may reflect your concern about someone else discovering a secret or personal information about you. Feeling that you can't hide anything from someone.
To dream of performing a search on someone may reflect your interest in discovering a secret or finding the truth. Examining a person or situation. Having high standards.
To dream of searching yourself may represent your feelings of being on the spot or looking to do whatever you can for the moment. Alternatively, it may reflect your attempt to prove yourself to someone.
To dream of searching for someone may represent waking life feelings about an aspect of your personality that no longer works socially. Trying to find out why certain behaviors or social skills aren't helping you anymore. Trying to find out why someone is mad at you or you are unexpectedly experiencing bad luck. Wondering why you can't do something anymore that you are used to or confident about.
Example: A woman dreamed of being nervous that she might be searched. In waking life she was nervous about her boyfriend finding out that she was going to a concert on her own.
Example 2: A man dreamed of searching through the clothes in his closet for the perfect outfit. In waking life he was trying to discover how he could appear more intelligent to others.
Example 3: A man dreamed of searching out all the exits of a building. In waking life he was trying his hardest to be prepared for any criticism he may get. The searching reflected his wish to discover handy excuses for criticism he got or to avoid the people who were giving it to him.
Example 4: A man dreamed of searching for underwater treasure. In waking life he was in therapy trying to understand why he was so anti-social. He felt that if he learned about himself more that he might find a way to improve his social skills.
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To dream of a searchlight represents an attempt to understand or notice something that isn't doing what it's supposed to. A person or situation may be acting suspicious or out of character and you may want to investigate it for yourself.
Alternatively, a search light may reflect a person or situation that is suspicious of you. It may also reflect investigations into complaints about you.
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To dream of sea shells represents positive feelings about becoming aware of people you don't like losing power or protection from trouble. Feeling good noticing people you don't like being totally uncared about or desperate.
Negatively, seashells may reflect an excessive amount of hope or enjoyment in believing someone else is weaker without confirmation. Naively believing someone else has lost power or protection. Enjoying seeing someone innocent lose their guard or become desperate.
Alternatively, a seashell may reflect feeling good noticing dangerous problems no longer having a way to shield themselves from being overcome.
To dream of listening to a seashell may reflect your enjoyment of remembering, thinking about, or discussing how terrifyingly jealous someone you don't like became. Enjoying remembering how an enemy or someone you don't like lost all their power or confronted the worst moment of their lives.
To dream of being seasick represents feelings of wanting to do nothing except get a negative or uncertain situation over with. Regretting having decided to try to confront a problem. Having a lot of difficulty confronting your honest emotions as you face an issue. Feeling uneasy about having to endure uncertainty.
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To dream of a seatbelt represents precautions you are taking with your decisions. A need for insurance in case you make a mistake. Something you do or tell yourself "just in case" as you take on new challenges or explore new things.
To dream of seaweed represents prolonged dissatisfaction with something you are currently doing. You may not be happy with where you are in life. Putting up with something you don't want to do or be involved with at all. Feeling that a situation is never going to be as good as you want it to be. Feelings about a situation being impossible to experience as incredible.
Example: A man dreamed of coming out of a river with seaweed on him. In real life he had to just finished looking for a job and felt that the new job kept him away from what he really wanted to do. The seaweed may have reflected his feelings about his life never being as happy as he would like it to be if he stayed in his current job after discovering it was possible to have a better job.
To dream of a second-hand store may reflect your consideration of old ideas, ideas others are bored with, or getting involved in a relationship with someone that someone you know has already been in a relationship with. Considering making a choice to try someone else's idea or a "second hand" idea. Considering trying an idea that someone else doesn't have time for.
Negatively, second-hand store may reflect your dislike for having to do something unoriginal. Feeling like a loser because you have acknowledge someone else as the source of your accomplishment. Feeling that an old idea isn't an interesting as a new idea that you are considering.
Example: A woman dreamed that she was shopping in a second-hand store. In waking life she was considering a business idea that she had gotten from someone else whom didn't have the time or resources to try the idea themselves.
To dream of a secret agent represents stealth, infiltration, or false pretenses. Doing whatever it takes to secretly get a job done or fail something without being noticed. Pretending to like someone or keep up false appearances in order to stop something.
Alternatively, a secret agent may reflect lying or cheating being done to help someone else.
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To dream of a secret room represents your neglected potential or realizing an undiscovered aspects of yourself. Realizing you have more than you thought or that something is possible after first believing it wasn't. It may be time to restart something you've forgotten or abandoned. Feeling hope once again after believing too much time had passed.
Negatively, hidden or secret rooms may represent mysterious problems that you are trying to confront.
To dream of a forbidden room may represent actions or experiences that you are afraid to take. It may also reflect your feeling that an issue is time sensitive. Tension between different areas of your life that won't allow you feel comfortable taking a chance. A sign that you may need to pursue a goal slowly and carefully.
Example: A young man dreamed of finding a secret room in his father basement with valuables in it. In waking life he was worried about making an expensive purchase to replace something he owned, but then soon realized that what he already owned wasn't actually broken after he cleaned it. The secret room reflected his surprise that his current equipment was actually functioning perfectly after believing it was broken.
Example 2: A man dreamed of finding a secret room with a depressed clown in it. In waking life he realized that his depression may actually be related to a big embarrassment from his youth after spending years not understanding why he was depressed.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of a forbidden room. In waking life she was wanting to divorce her husband, but feared he would get violent if she tried.
To dream of having a secret represents hidden power or insight. Wanting to prevent others from knowing something or getting any leverage over you. Feeling it's important to keep others excluded or unaware. Feelings about the importance of having quality time with a person or personal interest.
Negatively, having a secret may reflect a fear of your weakness being revealed to others. It may also be a sign that you are withholding something in order to give yourself an advantage. Problems or weaknesses you are keeping to yourself. Feeling suspicious of someone. Alternatively, a secret in a dream may reflect a fear of angering someone if you are honest with them. A fear of arguing with someone about what you really think. Keeping to yourself or being introverted. Having a wilder side that you feel you can't express.
To dream of having your secret revealed against your wishes may represent unpleasant feelings about other people talking about you. Unpleasant feelings about something special in your life being intruded on. A fear of having private issues or weaknesses revealed or exposed to others. Feeling embarrassed into discussing something uncomfortable. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings about being caught being dishonest or losing an exclusive advantage.
To dream of hearing secret information represents feelings of exclusivity or being "specialer", or discovering something that gives you an advantage. You may have encountered something unexpected or that you were not intended to. It may also reflect pressure you feel to keep something to yourself.
Example: A woman dreamed of people having a secret that they didn't want to share. In waking life she believed that doctors had misdiagnosed her broken arm and was keeping her feelings to herself because she didn't want to upset the doctors or argue with them.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of her boyfriend keeping a secret from her. In waking life she was suspicious of her boyfriend not telling her the whole truth of a matter.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being unable to find a secret hidden room in her house. In waking life she felt she was unable to have private quality time with her boyfriend anymore.
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To dream of security cameras represents feelings of being monitored, or scrutinized. You may also be concerned about what other people think you or something you're doing.
Alternatively, it may reflect a close observation of someone you are interested in or don't trust.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing security cameras filming him while he was in a music store trying to buy a cd. In waking life he was becoming annoyed with his employers at work because they were starting to watch every single thing he did at work which prevented him from enjoying his breaks.
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To dream of a security guard represents caution or carefulness that your actions stay within certain bounds. Making sure you don't go to far with something. It may also reflect someone in your life that is acting as a chaperone or supervisor. A person or situation that's maintaining boundaries.
Example: A young man dreamed of talking to a security guard. In waking life he had an argument with someone and was being very cautious about not speaking to them again. The security guard reflected how careful he was being about avoiding the other person.
To dream of outdoor security lights carefulness or a concern for stability. A wish to be safe or prepared during difficult moments. A heightened sense of desired safety. Wanting to feel secure or have solutions to possible problems at all times.
Example: A man dreamed of his outdoor security lights coming on. In waking life he was worried about Hurricane Katrina and taking precautions.
To dream of being sedating represents your wish to put a situation or relationship temporarily on hold. Avoiding responsibility, getting involved, or taking action for the moment. Not doing something you wanted just for interim. It may also reflect your wish to temporarily spare yourself or someone else of pain.
To dream of seduction represents enticement or captivation. Feeling that someone is trying to make you feel that changing your mind is a good idea. Opening your mind to a tempting idea.
Negatively, seduction may reflect feelings that a situation is too tempting or difficult to resist because it feels perfect. Feeling lured into something that you don't want to do. Feeling that you are risking giving up your power of choice. Feelings about being lured into an embarrassment with attractive lies.
To dream about yourself seducing someone else may represent your attempt to lure someone else or convince them to take a risk. Trying to persuade others to like your ideas. Corrupting others with attractive lies.
Seduction may be a sign that you are struggling with an addiction or your sexual desire for someone.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her ex-fiancee seducing a small child. In waking life she was having trust issues with her new relationship believing that her new man was abusing her vulnerable state after being humiliated by her ex-fiancee who called off her wedding and broke up her.
Example 2: A man dreamed of a beautiful woman trying to seduce him. In waking life he was having issues staying celibate.
To dream of unplanted seeds represents the potential for new opportunities, possibilities, progress, or personal growth. Your wish to start a new venture.
To dream of planted seeds represents initial steps being taken towards some goal in the future. The first steps being taken towards a new venture, experience, or habit.
To dream of seeds being spread of barren earth may be a sign that you are wasting your energy or resources.
Pregnant women or women trying to conceive a child often have dreams of seeds growing into plants.
To dream of a seesaw represents feelings about enjoying mutual sharing or caring. Give and take. Enjoying equality.
To dream of someone on a seesaw weighing too much to use the seesaw equally represents feelings about someone in a relationship getting too much and not giving back enough. Feelings about yourself or someone else being too important to share equally. Sensitivity about not being shared with equally.
To dream of someone falling off a seesaw represents feelings of embarrassment that you are no longer equal in a relationship. Feeling unable to enjoy a mutual arrangement anymore. Feeling that you are loser that doesn't matter as much.
To dream of objects, places, or structures acting like seesaws may reflect feelings about a situation you are experiencing being imbalanced or unstable. Feeling that a situation could "go either way." Power struggles. Fear of being unable to make a decision. Having trouble "picking a side."
Example: A woman dreamed of her husband outweighing a little girl on a seesaw and bumping the little girl off. In waking life she was heavily pregnant and was having issues accepting having to stop sharing financial responsibilities with her husband as she became too pregnant to work. Being bumped off the seesaw may have reflected her feelings of embarrassment that she was no longer equal financially in the relationship as her husband eventually had to take on the full financial load.
To dream of having an epileptic seizure represents extreme emotional sensitivity or anxiety. Possibly a sign that you are too emotionally invested in situation or dependent on an attachment.
To dream of seeing someone else having an epileptic seizure may represent surprise or shock with someone else's emotional sensitivity or anxiety.
To dream of property being seized by police or the government represents intervention. Feeling powerless to stop someone with more power than you. Waking life situations where you or someone else has to be stopped because they may be going overboard with unhealthy or negative behavior. Feeling that someone with more power than you doesn't want you to do something ever again.
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To dream of selling something to someone represents your attempt to convince or sell someone on an idea. It may also reflect your attempt to convince yourself of something.
To dream of someone trying to sell something to you may reflect your attempt to convince yourself of an idea or possibility. It may also reflect a situation or person that is interesting you in making a choice.
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To dream of something being sentient represents feelings about a situation you are experiencing happening all on it's own. It may also reflect feelings about not having to explain oneself or that something is easily understood. Observing others making decisions or expressing feelings when you have never experienced it before.
Negatively, a sentient being may reflect feelings that something you can't control is taken on a life of it's own. People or situations that you can't control because they seem to learn to avoid you. Difficulty respecting others feelings or independence.
Example: A man dreamed of having a discussion about sentient beings with someone. In waking life he was forced to let go of his adult son so he could have a new live of his own after having lived with him for almost 20 years. He had difficulty accepting his son being an independent person.
To dream of separation represents feelings about your life direction or relationship going in a different direction than other people. Focus is being drawn to the need for differences to be acknowledged. Conflict in your life. Experiencing anxiety about having to change. Anxiety about becoming unneeded or abandoned. Problems asserting yourself to avert an unwanted change.
Alternatively, a separation may reflect feelings about independence being gained. Two people usually working together moving in more independent directions in life. Business partners choosing to work separately. Feelings about being given the opportunity to prove yourself on your own.
To dream of a marriage separation represents unpleasant feelings about having to potentially never repeat or experience something ever again. Consideration of permanently discontinuing behavior or some area of your life. Negatively, a marriage separation may reflect unpleasant feelings about having to change your life in ways you don't like. Stopping something you've grown accustom to. Feeling embarrassed that old habits or predictable relationships aren't supportive of you anymore.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing people walking and separating into two groups for one last final moment before never seeing each other again. In waking life he was experiencing difficulties with changing his life in a more moral direction. He felt it was very difficult to experience himself having to completely separate from old bad habits.
To dream of the September 11th disaster may reflect waking life experiences that feel terrible witnessing a loss of free spirit. Feeling that something negative has permanently made you insecure or anxious. Feeling that an event has caused you to never get to enjoy your freedom again.
Alternatively, dreaming of September 11th may reflect disbelief or shock that someone is intentionally trying to permanently ruin a good thing. Facing the harsh reality that having success and freedom are far more difficult than you thought. Feeling that someone is more crazy and dangerous than you believed.
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To dream of a septic tank represents feelings about your ability to effectively deal with problems that won't be perfectly fixed for prolonged duration of time. An imperfect manner of dealing with problems.
Negatively, a septic tank may reflect too much reliance on needing long term goals completing perfectly and successfully to have a healthy relationship. Taking risks with problem solving that requires a big perfect ending in order to work out.
To dream of a septic tank broken or exploding may represent repressed emotions reemerging. Feelings of disappointment about not having fixed a problem you believed didn't matter anymore.
Example: A woman dreamed of her septic tank exploding. In waking life a lot of suppressed emotions between her and her husband regarding issues with their child had came up in a huge fight.
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To see a serial killer in your dream, represents people or situations that you feel are enjoying working against you. You may feel that a person is enjoying harming you or making you fail. You may have an enemy or competitor that is beating you and rubbing it in. A powerful fear of embarrassing loss or failure. A person that you feel is so terrible that want to enjoy you noticing your own failure.
Alternatively, a serial killer may reflect a problem that is influencing a lot of other areas of your life. It may also point to reckless belief system "killing off" plans or hopes you had. Positively, a serial killer may represent a serious attempt to deal with a lot of problems at once.
If you dream of a famous serial killer, then think about what stands out most about that killer to you and how that may apply to a loss or failure you are experiencing.
To dream of being a serial killer represents you enjoyment of making other people fail. You may be defeating an enemy or competitor and are enjoying rubbing it in. It may be a sign that you have issues with power trips.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a serial killer smashing down his door. In real life he was losing his looks. An arrogant better looking friend of his enjoyed making him notice that he wasn't better looking anymore and feeling as though no woman would want him again.
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To dream of being set up represents feelings of other people intentionally trying to embarrass you or trick you into giving them something. Ulterior motives are at work.
To dream of being set up on a date may reflect choices, ideas, or opportunities that other people feel are good for you. Negatively, it may be a sign that you are too concerned with pleasing someone else or too afraid to speak up about what you really like.
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To dream of raw sewage represents feelings about situations that are vile, objectionable, or force you to put up with unusually disgustingly negative behavior from other people. An extremely unhealthy relationships or atmosphere. A situation in your life that feels permanently spoiled.
Example: A woman dreamed of falling into raw sewage that she couldn't get herself out of. In waking life he was married to a man who had child that were rude, vicious, and arrogant towards her. Dreaming of being stuck in the raw sewage represented her feelings of being overwhelmed and trapped with family who treated her horribly. Feeling stupid being stuck around around terrible disrespectful assholes.
Example 2: A man dreamed of a sewage pipe being dug up. In waking life he was able to get a guilty person to accept the blame for a serious problem that he was originally blamed for.
Example 3: A man dreamed of sewage beginning to fill a river. In waking life he felt that people's attitude and behavior at a local community centre was becoming spoiled, rude, and selfish.
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To dream of a sewer represents issues or situations that you find most objectionable. A sense of how vile or putrid a problem or old relationship is.
Issues that you care about never having to think about again. Not wanting have to notice things you believe are over with. Negativity or problems you feel have been dealt with or are too old to be important.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing an evil person looking around a sewer. In waking life he was in therapy and being forced to examine negative events from his past that he didn't want to talk about. The therapist kept bringing up issues from his old journals that made him angry.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing his father sucked into a manhole going deep into the sewage. In waking life his father had died of a drug overdose. The sewer represented how objectionable and wasteful he felt his father's addiction was.
Example 3: A young virgin girl dreamed of walking through a sewer dripping with sewage. In waking life she had been forced to watch a boy ejaculate in front of her.
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To dream of sewing a rip represents your wish to amend a problem situation or relationship with a compromise. Sewing different fabrics together may reflect a compromise of ideas.
Sewing ripped clothes may reflect a mature or humble decision. Alternatively, sewing ripped clothes may represent personal growth, changing yourself, or making sure you never repeat a mistake ever again.
To dream of sewing an entire piece of clothing together may represent a new self-image you are working on. A lot of hard work to transform who you are. Working hard to improve your attitude.
To dream of a sewing machine represents feelings about being able to fix or restore a situation whenever you want. Negatively, it may reflect your confidence in fixing or restoring some area of your life that you never take seriously.
Example: A young girl dreamed of being chased by a terrible bird with a sewing machine beak. In waking life her parents were trying to fix clothing she didn't like so she could go back to wearing it.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of another woman stealing her sewing machine. In waking life she discovered that a man she had been flirting with for 17 years was getting married. The stolen sewing machine most likely reflected her feelings about the other women robbing her of her ability to easy finalize her desired relationship with the man whenever she wanted when she wasn't really seriously considering do so.
To dream about sex represents positive or pleasurable experience that you are having in waking life. Whomever you have sex with represents a quality your noticing in yourself or a situation that you are enjoying.
For example, if you have sex with a celebrity it may symbolize a quality you see in that celebrity coming out of you or enjoying an activity you associate with that celebrity.
Whatever the thoughts, feelings, or memories that stand out the most to you about the person you have sex with represents what you are experiencing more of in your life.
Alternatively, sex in a dream may reflect your feelings about your partner or someone you desire.
To dream of being unable to find a safe place to have sex may reflect challenges that stop you from doing what you like or from expressing yourself. Interests or goals may be sidetracked by complications or conflicting feelings. Feeling confused as you sort through your options. Alternatively, it may reflect your inability to be close or intimate in your relationship.
To dream of having sex interrupted represents outside forces intruding on your private time, relationship, or ability to enjoy what you are doing. Your career may be interfering with your love life or a distraction is interfering with your ability to succeed. An outside element is spoiling your special moment or time to shine.
To dream of having sex with a person who has something wrong with them may represent your enjoyment of being needed. You may also be enjoying the role of being more desirable, important, or interesting than someone else.
To dream of having sex with someone in public may represent your private life being made public or other people speculating about your life. It may also reflect attention you are attracting yourself with your personal interests or achievements.
To dream of having sex with a vanishing partner represents a lack of commitment or an inadequate partnership. Sexual or romantic frustrations. Noticing your confidence in a person or situation you are enjoying disappearing.
To dream of a having sex with a faceless person represents a need to learn more about what really pleases you. Feeling good with something you are undecided about. Enjoying being single or trying new things. Feeling free in not knowing what you really want.
To dream of having sex with yourself may reflect your enjoyment of showing off your skills or experience to others. Having a good time being the center of attention or showing off. An enjoyable experience where you feel you are the most important. Negatively, it may be a sign that you are going too far enjoying showboating or asserting yourself. Enjoying yourself thinking your more attractive or better than other people.
To dream of foreplay or sexual activity in a bedroom that never leads to full sex may reflect waking life situations where you are privately considering doing something enjoyable while never taking the real steps to make it happens for real.
To dream of chasing someone to have sex may reflect your feelings about other people never wanting to have a good time with you. Elderly people may have this kind of dream.
To dream of people watching you have sex may reflect your feelings about lacking privacy in your personal life or feelings that people are judging you on your personal interests. Feelings about a person or situation making it difficult for you to enjoy yourself. It may also reflect your conscience weighing on you heavily for something dangerous you are enjoying.
See the themes section for sex for a more in-depth look at sex symbolism.
Example: A man dreamed of having sex with Oprah. In real life this man was a successful public speaker. Oprah to him represented excellent communication skills. The sex with Oprah represented how wonderful he felt being so good at public speaking.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of having sex with an android. In real life she was having sex with someone she felt was socially boring and easy to control sexually.
Example 3: A man dreamed of having sex with himself and suddenly seeing himself yelling at himself. In waking life he had embarrassed himself going too far showing off his skills to customers the point that his business partner had to lecture him on stopping it.
Example 4: A young woman dreamed of sexual foreplay in bedroom that never leads to full sex. In waking life she was considering asking a guy she knew to the prom, but couldn't get the confidence to ask him for real.
To dream of sextuplets represents the beginning of a negative situation that you need to concern yourself with all the time. It may also indicate negative intentions, anger, or deceit that has become a problem.
Alternatively, sextuplets may reflect 6 different situation or problems that need to be addressed at the same time.
To dream of shackles represents your feeling of being bound or limited in your abilities. You may feel something in your life is holding back. Shackles may also be a sign that you are really unhappy with what you are doing in your life. You may feel bound to a problem. Unable to use your abilities or act in anyway.
To dream of shadow boxing represents feeling good thinking about proving yourself. A sign that you may not be doing enough to actually prove yourself.
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To dream of shadows represents situations or problems that can't be avoided. Issues that are always following you or coming up in conversation. A problem you can't help but think about.
To dream of standing in a shadow may reflect feelings that you are being constantly overlooked. You may feel diminished by someone else's abilities or accomplishments.
To see a shadowy figure in your dream represents a person or situation that you don't trust. Feelings about something that's deceptive or secretly working against you.
Example: A young girl dreamed of shadows that she was always trying to avoid. In real she was molested and was always trying to avoid thinking about it or having to discuss it with her mother.
To dream of a shaman represents an aspect of your personality with superior knowledge, wisdom, and insight into confronting problems or resisting negativity. A shaman symbolizes guidance and experience that's focused on making negative situations into positive ones.
A shaman may reflect you or someone else giving advice on how to stay as positive as possible.
To dream of shame represents waking life feelings of guilt, embarrassment, insecurity, or low self-esteem. Powerful feelings of failure or letting others down.
Alternatively, dreaming of shame may reflect feelings that you weren't perfect in some way. You might be being too hard on yourself.
To dream of a bottle of shampoo represents a method of clearing your mind or improving how you think about a situation. Taking a different approach toward a situation or relationship. How you choose to go about clearing out bad ideas, bad habits, or ineffective thinking. Self-growth or a wish to make a new impression on others.
Alternatively, shampoo may reflect your attempt to clear your mind of frustrations or put yourself in a better mood.
Consider how the brand of shampoo makes you feel for additional meaning. For example baby shampoo may reflect a wish to avoid being to dramatic or serious about how you change your mindset as you try new things.
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To dream of shape shifting represents behavior that is noticeably adjusting itself in front of you. You or someone else that is obviously changing their behavior or intentions to keep doing whatever they want.
Negatively, shape shifting may reflect awareness of people lying about something and then clearly doing the exact opposite of what they lied about.
To dream that you are shape shifting may represent your constant need to change your story or intentions with others to suit yourself. Doing whatever you want no matter what.
Fans of David Icke may find it interesting that his theory of shape shifting reptilians may in fact just be a symbol for politicians that lie to the public while we consciously notice them making policies that are counter to our well-being. The people David Icke has interviewed who've claimed to see these beings may have actually only seen hallucinations that symbolize this transparent negative behavior.
To dream of only shapes may reflect empty logical thinking. Possibly a sign that you are too focused on using something for personal benefit without caring about the subtleties or deeper aspects of it. A lack of sensitivity towards something you only want to use. A straight forward mindset or result oriented attitude. A mindset that is avoiding emotional risk at all costs.
People who take ayahausaca commonly have visions that are specifically about geometrical shapes. This may reflect their logical and unemotional mindset about wanting to use the ayahausca experience for personal gain without wanting to participate in any self-reflection or personal improvement. It may also reflect their tendency to avoid the emotional risk of having to deal with their honest emotions which the ayahausca often encourages.
Refer to the themes section for shapes for a more in depth look at shape symbolism.
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To dream of sharks represents terrifying vulnerabilities or feelings of impending doom. You may feel like you can't do anything accept wait for a negative event to slowly ruin you. Feeling very nervous about an outcome that feels dangerous or inevitable. Sharks are symbols that often appear when people are having very difficult life situations where they fear terrible consequences, are having doubts, feel that a problem is leading straight to failure while they can do nothing about it. "Troubled waters" in your life or expecting the worst. A wish to avoid a problem or confrontation at all costs. A sign that you are too hesitant or quiet about your problems.
Alternatively, sharks may also represent people or situations that you perceive to be relentless, or that have no remorse. It may also also represent your own drive to "have it all" at any cost.
To dream of riding on top of a shark may symbolize a remorseless person or situation that is helping you.
To dream of being a shark symbolizes your own uncaring drive to achieve. There is some area of your life where you have no remorse.
To dream of a dead shark represents terrifying vulnerabilities that have passed or come to an end. It may also reflect an unrelentless enemy failing. Alternatively, a dead shark may reflect your own unstoppable ambitions losing interest or being embarrassed into having to stop driven to destroy someone.
Examples: A young man dreamed of a shark swimming around him. In real life he had an illness that he felt was going to slowly destroy his life.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of riding on top of a shark. In real life she was in a divorce and in frequent contact with her lawyer who was trying to help her screw her husband over and "get it all."
Example 3: A young man dreamed of a shark off swimming closer to him. In real life he was considering suicide as his business was slowly failing.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of a shark biting her legs. In real life she had just been proposed to by her boyfriend and wasn't certain about how to respond. She felt scared that getting married would prevent her from ever feeling independent again.
Example 5: A small boy dreamed of shark trying to bite him. In waking life he was afraid of a bigger boy at school who had hit him for refusing to give away his toy. He feared being attacked again. The shark may have reflected is feelings about bully at school being cold, mean, and relentlessly controlling while also feeling he could do nothing about it.
To dream of something sharp represents your feelings about how divisive or dangerous a situation has the potential to be.
Alternatively, holding a sharp object may reflect how prepared you are to make a big change or remove a problem. Honed skills ready to go. Feeling that with your powerful or skilled self-defense something doesn't stand a chance.
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To dream of a shaved head represents completely sacrificing the way you think. Major change to your regular habits or behavior. Giving up certain thoughts and behaviors, often negative personality traits. A shaved head is common when a person is changing their lifestyle.
Example: A woman dreamed of shaving her head. In waking life she was trying to be a vegetarian. The shaved head reflected her giving up her old non-vegan habits.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of having her head shaved and having the word "cancer" written on it. In waking life 3 weeks after the dream she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The dream may have been intuitive about the shock should experience in her near future about having to completely change he life to fight the disease.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing someone shaving their head. In waking life she was considering leaving her cheating husband and divorcing him. The shaved head in the dream may have reflected her feelings about completely changing how she thought about her lifestyle from married to single.
To dream of shaving your face represents altering your personality with changes, new ideas, or sacrificing bad habits. There are negative or unhelpful things you have been thinking and you are being objective or self-critical trying to change your ways and improve yourself.
To dream of shaving your head symbolizes making sacrifices in the way you think or giving up habits. A common symbol for people attempting to become vegetarians.
To dream of shaving your legs represents a loss of independence. To see someone else shaving their legs represents some aspect of your personality that is losing independence.
To dream of a shawl represents a display of self-respect or dignity to others. Feeling good knowing you will never lower yourself. Feeling comfortable projecting your sense of establishment or deserved power to others. Feeling good knowing that people can't embarrass you because you are too resourceful or protected.
Negatively, a shawl may reflect you or someone else that is too concerned with their dignity, accomplishments, or feelings of protection.
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To dream of sheep represents conformity. It may be a sign that you are aren't thinking for yourself. It could also indicate that you are giving in to peer pressure or doing whatever you're told. Governing others or being governed.
Negatively, a sheep may reflect a fear of not doing what you are told. It may also reflect an arrogant abuse or exploitation of passive or docile people. Abuse of governing powers. Alternatively, it may be a sign that you don't like witnessing yourself fearing people or authority figures who are in a position to tell you what to do. Feeling like a loser because you have to do whatever someone else tells you to do.
Alternatively, a sheep may reflect people in your lifer who do whatever you tell them to.
To dream of a sheep with bulging googly eyes may reflect feelings of shock to your conservative or religious beliefs.
To dream of milking a sheep represents benefiting from conformity in some way. You may be using someone else's passivity or docile behavior to help yourself. Getting as much as you can out of someone else's conformist behavior.
To dream of sheep poop represents problems that have been created by being too conformist or too passive. Problems created because you were fearing authority too much.
To dream of holding a sheep represents how tightly you are holding on to your your faith. It may also reflect how important it feels to you to keep conformist belief during a difficult time. Negatively, holding a sheep may be a sign that you are scared of letting of a conformist belief. It may also reflect someone else's conformity or passivity that you are refusing to stop controlling.
Sheep commonly appear in the dreams of Christians to reflect their unquestioned faith or fear of not following the religious laws perfectly.
To dream of sheep milk represents conformist beliefs that balance you. Doing what your told or what others do in order to help yourself deal with a problem.
Example: A Christian believer dreamed of drinking sheep's milk. In waking life the person felt that they were being spiritually threatened while in an argument. The person was very stubborn about their beliefs while confronting the person they were arguing with. The sheep's milk reflected the conformist beliefs of the church that they recalled in order to stabilize themselves emotionally.
To dream of clothing being sheer may reflect enjoyment in experiencing other people being honest.
Negatively, a sexy sheer clothing may reflect feelings about yourself being too honest while others enjoy not having to be as honest as you are. Giving away too much power to people who don't respect you equally. Feeling too easily used or overlooked because of your honesty.
Example: A woman dreamed of her dress being too sheer. In waking life she felt that she was too honest and too open with her husband. She felt he never tried to be as open as she was. The sheer clothing may have reflected her feelings about herself be too open about revealing her honest feelings with a husband who never respected her enough to be open and honest with his.
To dream of sheet music represents insight into how to create specific feelings. Setting a mood or doing what someone else wants to help them feel a certain way. Waking life situations where you are being directed or given instructions on what you others think feels best.
Positively, dreaming about sheet music may reflect communication between people that gives a partner insight into keeping them happy. Something learned about another person that makes them feel a certain way.
Negatively, sheet music in a dream may reflect a perfect method or advice on how to manipulate others emotions. It may also reflect your heightened sensitivity about needing to be perfectly considerate of others emotional state. Feeling that you are unable to be yourself because you need to comply with others emotional needs first.
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To dream of bed sheets represents comfort in knowing that your decisions or personal choices will not be noticed by others. Feeling good keeping a secret or private decision to yourself.
Negatively, bed sheets may reflect too much concern about your choices being noticed by others. Too much a concern for privacy or personal issues that may end up causing a lot of stress. Hiding the truth of your choices. Hiding your choices because you feel it will make you look like you aren't perfect.
Example: A woman dreamed of black bed sheets coming to life, taking the form of a person, and then overpowering her. In waking life she was concerned about personal choice not being noticed by others and eventually the issue began to morph into a problem that everyone she wanted to know about. She felt that she was preoccupied trying to hide the truth of her decision.
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To dream of a shelf represents ideas or opportunities that are waiting to be used.
To dream of putting something on a shelf represents putting off ideas or opportunities until a later time.
Example: A man dreamed of picking up a bottle of liquor off a shelf. In waking life he began speaking to a girl he knew liked him and whom he wanted to have sex with. The shelf reflected he awareness of this girl waiting for him to talk to her so he could have sex with her whenever he wanted.
To dream of a shield represents mental, or emotional protection. It symbolizes thoughts or habits that protect you, keep you away from trouble, or provide self-defense. You may be vulnerable, trying to preserve yourself or resisting negativity in some manner. Deflecting arguments or withstanding an attack. Fending something off. Defending yourself from criticism. Feeling that someone is attacking you personally.
If you see an evil or bad person with a shield this symbolizes negative thinking patterns or situations that are difficult to overcome. You may have bad habits, or personality flaws that are difficult to give up. You might also be dealing with a difficult person or situation that is resisting you. Alternatively, it may reflect defense of your own bad habits or bad intentions.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a shield being placed over his wife's belly. In waking life his wife had just given birth and he was very protective of her by keeping people away from her while he recovered.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of needing to shield herself from being splashed with blood from a girl who had committed suicide in real life. In waking life she was trying to emotionally shield herself from depression and thinking of suicide.
To dream of a large ship represents navigation or exploration of negative situations without risk. Uncertainty in your life that you are dealing with without feeling pressure, intimidation, or embarrassment.
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To dream of a shipwreck represents being or feeling curtailed. Problems arising or unforeseen distractions that take you off course while trying to confront a problem. Feeling stuck in a situation you don't want to be in. Feeling like a failure that can't do anything about it. Feeling stranded in life with no hope to begin confronting problems.
Alternatively, being shipwrecked in a dream may reflect feelings of having lost a sense of power or importance you felt with a serious problem you liked confronting. People with serious jobs they like who suddenly get taken off those jobs may experience a dream of being shipwrecked.
To dream of a shirt in a dream represents your personality style. The style and color of the shirt represent the way you are choosing to think or behave.
To dream of being shirtless or losing your shirt represents embarrassment or feeling forced to be honest.
To dream of a white shirt represents the personality being genuine, honest, or proper. Alternatively, a white shirt may reflect personality changes. A negative thinking pattern is being corrected or life is forcing you to change yourself.
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To dream of shish kabob represents experiencing a situation where you are confidently noticing something doing exactly what you want it to. Enjoying an experience where nothing is out of control or doing anything you don't like. Enjoying noticing yourself being unstoppable, a total winner, or unquestionable.
Negatively, shish kabob may reflect fear of being noticed perfectly embarrassed by someone else. It may also reflect total control or domination being shown off and enjoyed.
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To dream of shivering represents your preoccupation with how terrible or uncaring a situation is. Feeling abandoned, left out, or unloved. Facing the harsh consequences of someone else's jealous actions towards you. Feeling alone. Enduring a life situation the long hard way with no help. Enduring a difficult unexpected reality you would have never expected. Feeling that a situation is terrible and unfair. Feeling that you may have the rest of your life by yourself.
To dream of quivering from the cold represents feelings about a situation being insensitive, brutal, or extremely difficult to get through. You may feel that a situation is not fair. A "cold shoulder" from someone. Quivering may reflect your persistence through adversity.
Negatively, quivering may be a sign that you are allowing your fear or ego to prevent you from reaching out to others. Putting up with a lot more difficulty than you should have to.
Example: A man dreamed of experiencing himself shivering. In waking life a business partner has decided to rip him off and this forced him to face the difficult reality of having to start over on his own.
Example 2: A man dreamed of himself shivering. In waking life a friend has died leaving him feeling abandoned, alone, and facing the rest of his life by himself.
To dream of receiving an electrical shock represents an unpleasant surprise or shock to the ego. Disbelief at how wrong you were or how much you have underestimated someone. A sudden realization that someone has more power than you thought they did.
To dream of feeling shocked by something you see or hear represents a sudden awakening or new awareness. You or someone else may have issues with adjustment. Total surprise by unexpected events in waking life. You may have underestimated a person or situation. Something in your life doesn't make sense. You may feel appalled by a person's words or actions.
Example: A woman dreamed of being shocked to find out she was robbed while she took a shower. In waking life she just broke up with her boyfriend and was having trouble adjusting to a life she wasn't used to.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being shocked to learn that he was about to die. In waking life he was surprised to realize how badly he had been isolating himself from his friends. He felt the was on the verge of ending these friendships if he didn't take immediate action to get in touch.
Example 3: A woman dream that she was shocked to find herself in her bra and panties. In waking life a very uncomfortable argument popped up at work out of the blue and forced her to take sides. She never expected something this uncomfortable to happen.
To dream about shoe polish represents a concern about your methods or the way you do things to look impressive or beyond reproach. A wish to look perfectly competent, intelligent, or respectable with your style of operating. Maintaining a quality reputation or strong appearance of winning.
To dream of shoelaces represents being set in your ways, commitment to principles, ideology, or how adamant or confident you are in your beliefs.
To have shoelaces coming undone represents weakening principles, straying from goals you have set out for yourself, a lack of preparation, or being unable to complete a task as expected.
To dream that your shoelaces are already untied represents a lack of preparation for a task at hand. Perhaps you are not ready to move forward in a relationship or endeavor.
To dream of tying your shoelaces represents preparation for a challenge. You may be ready to move forward with goals or carry out a decision.
To be attacked by someone with shoelaces represents you or someone else that may feel there is a lack of commitment in some area. You may be blaming yourself or feel that someone is blaming you for not trying hard enough.
To dream of shoes represents your approach to life or a situation. How you choose to deal with situations. Your style or methodology for confronting problems. Our principles, morals, objectives, or motivations. Look to the color and style of shoe for additional symbolism.
To dream of getting a new pair of shoes represents new methods of approaching situations or going about life. New ideas, new insights, or new skills that are transforming your outlook. Confronting problems differently or changing how you interact with people.
To dream of shoes that are too cramped represents an approach to a situation that is too limiting and ineffective.
To dream of changing your shoes represents changing your approach to a situation. Different methods or ideas are being used.
To dream of taking your shoes off represents giving up your approach to a situation. You may have found that certain ideas or methods are not useful to you. Retiring from a situation or challenge. Negatively, it may be a sign that you are giving up or giving in too easily.
To dream of white shoes represents an approach to a situation that is based on good intentions or wanting to do nothing wrong. Alternatively, a white shoes may reflect an approach to a situation or life that is focused on fixing problems or dealing with negativity for good.
To dream of being unable to find your shoes represents feelings of being unable to approach a situation with confidence or in a way you are used to doing. Feeling that your methods to solving a problem will not work the way you thought they would.
To dream of polishing shoes represents an attempt to look perfect or "polished" with your methods of dealing with a situation. Not wanting to look nervous, inexperienced, or immoral in any way at all. Wanting to look good knowing what you are talking about to others or like you can be trusted. You may be concerned about making a good first impression or that you are beyond criticism.
To dream of a pair of sneakers (running shoes) represents an approach to a situation that is casual or worry free. Playing it cool. Not taking life too seriously. Comfort and satisfaction with yourself and who you are.
Negatively, a sneakers may be a sign that you are not being serious enough about how you go about doing something. Irresponsibility or ignoring danger. Always taking the easy options. Playing it too cool.
To dream of wet shoes may reflect feelings of embarrassment that your approach to a situation didn't work out as planned. Methods or problem solving have caused more problems. Your manner of approaching a situation is causing problems or making your life more difficult. Embarrassment that you aren't as effective as you want to be.
Example: A psychiatrist dreamed of wearing shoes that were too cramped. In real life she was beginning to feel that Freud's methods were too limiting to her work in understand people's minds. The cramped shoes reflected her feelings that using a Freudian approach to therapy was too limiting to be effective for all her clients.
Example 2: A man dreamed of trying to decide between two pairs of shoes. In waking life was writing a book and trying to decide whether to be totally honest about some stupid things he had done or to avoid writing about them completely.
Example 3: A man dreamed that the soles of his shoes were worn out and that new soles were only allowed for Nazi Storm Troopers. In waking life he was living in Nazi Germany and once he had exhausted his ability to secretly avoid Nazi restrictions he felt forced to accept them to continue his life normally.
To dream of seeing a shooting represents witnessing yourself or someone else making a final decision. A change has been decided on. Aiming for a goal. Choosing to "terminate" your competition or people who you think are working against your best interests.
Alternatively, seeing a shooting in a dream may reflect awareness of something in your life being canceled, stopped, or purposely failed. A fight or conflict of interests in waking life. Feeling that people or life are working against you in some way. Feeling intentionally antagonized, attacked, or embarrassed. Feeling shocked by a sudden loss or setback.
Negatively, dreaming of a shooting may reflect witnessing a shocking choice being made or dangerous change of events.
To dream that you are shooting someone else may reflect a big decision you've made. Getting rid of a partner or problem for good. Making an emotionally dangerous or dramatic decision. Choosing to "terminate" some area of your life. Negatively, it may reflect choosing to turn your back on something good in you life.
To be shot with bullets symbolizes people or situations with the power to control your decisions and feelings. To see another person shoot someone represents one aspect of your personality having the power to control another.
To dream of being shot at, but missed symbolizes people or situations that are attempting to control your decisions. If you shoot and miss someone in a dream it represents your failed attempt to reach a goal or change something. Failure to "terminate" a person or problem.
To die from a gunshot wound represents failure due to a situation or person that overpowered you or took you by surprise. A person or situation was too powerful, resourceful or intimidating. Often a dream symbol that appears when someone is fired from a job or a partner breaks up with them. Feeling purposely excluded, "kicked out" or "fired."
Example: A man dreamed of being shot in his chest. In waking life he went to the doctor to examine some pain and discomfort he was having and found out that he had a serious heart problem. The shooting may have reflected his feelings about life shocking him with sudden health problem.
Example 2: A young girl dreamed of being shot in the head. In waking life she woke up with a severe migraine.
Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing other people being shot. In waking life he experienced co-workers getting fire by his boss.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of shooting people in all directions. In waking life she was suffering from a paranoid mental illness that made her turn on everyone around her.
Example 5: A man dreamed of shooting a lion. In waking life he felt forced to defend himself against a woman whose behavior was becoming too controlling.
Example 6: A man dreamed of fighting and losing a violent shootout with guns. In waking life she was trying very hard to give up his marijuana habit and eventually gave in to his cravings.
Example 7: A young man dreamed of being shot with a single bullet in his cheek. In waking life he got a pimple on his cheek the next day. The bullet may have reflected his feelings about the zit attacking his ability to stay competitively attractive with other boys at school.
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To dream of a shooting star represents rare situations that surprise you. It may also reflect something wonderful that you never thought you'd ever get to experience. Unexpected fulfillment, advancement, or big changes.
Negatively, a shooting star dream may be a sign that you don't trust something that rarely happens or that conflict has arisen from it.
To dream of a shootout represents a fast moving confrontational situation. You and others who care about nothing except getting their way with no concern for the other side at all.
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To dream of shopping represents your consideration of ideas, choices, roles, or acceptable ways of thinking. Surveying your options. Exploring all possibilities before integrating ideas, attitudes, or roles into your way of living. Trying to discover what beliefs, choices, or habits suit you best. Consider choices for the next phase of your life.
Alternatively, shopping may reflect your attempt to convince yourself about what the best methods or options are to fulfill a need or solve a problem. You may be asking yourself what's best for you right now?
Negatively, shopping may reflect frustration with too many choices or feeling overwhelmed with a myriad of choices. Anxiety about making the right choice.
Shopping at discount stores may reflect options with less personal cost or that feel easier than other choices.
Shopping at expensive stores may reflect more "expensive", difficult, or riskier choices you are considering. Feeling that a choice may cost you too much for the rest of your life.
Example: A man dreamed of walking into a store to buy some clothing. In waking life he was considering whether or not marry someone was good idea.
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To dream of a shopping bags upscale stores represents your feelings about having made an important choice or decision. Feeling like a winner knowing you have acquired what you want in life.
Negatively, shopping bags from an upscale store may reflect irresponsible use of power or resources to achieve a goal that is unsustainable. Wasting your power or resources for short term enjoyment. Too much of a concern with having what you want all the time.
Too much talking about important goals and not enough action being taken.
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To dream of a shopping cart represents a focused or serious attitude towards goals. Being focused on what you want all the time.
To dream of an empty shopping cart may reflect goals you are serious about achieving, but haven't completely decided on. You're seriously looking, but unable to find exactly what you want.
Example: A girl dreamed of seeing her ex-boyfriend pushing a shopping cart. In real life she had just broken up with him and knew that he was serious about looking for someone else.
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