The letter T in a dream represent a crossroads. A junction in life where you have to make a decision.
T is the 20th letter of the alphabet and in numerology 20 represents conflict with power.
To dream of a t-shirt represents the current state of your personality or characteristics that define who you are. You may be noticing yourself or someone being a certain way.
Consider the color or design of the t-shirt for additional meaning. A black t-shirt reflects the personality being fearful or excessive in some way.
To dream of a table represents awareness of options. Noticing everything that possible or available to you. Also consider the saying "putting everything on the table" or "putting all your cards on the table." Full disclosure of all facts. Full truth revealed.
Negatively, a table may reflect unpleasant feelings about more than one person expressing their true thoughts or feelings out in the open. The full unpleasant truth of a matter is revealed.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing people sitting at a table. In waking life he was having anxiety about getting to know a girl he liked. The table may have reflected his feelings about him and girl getting their true feelings out in the open or putting their feelings "on the table."
Example 2: A man dreamed of laughing at a table. In waking life his corrupt father, who who manipulated him out of all his life savings, had died leaving him all the money in his will.
Example 3: A man dreamed of sitting at a table with a women he was love with while this women wanted to speak to him about a list. In waking life this man began to realize that the women he loved didn't like him as he began to notice several different facts about her that started to make it obvious. He was having difficulty getting over the woman.
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To dream of stone tablets represents feelings about ideas or beliefs being very important to remember. It may also reflect very strict rules or fundamental beliefs. Setting rules or a code of conduct for yourself that is "in stone,"
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To dream of being tackled represents obstacles that are getting in your way or preventing you from reaching your goals. Someone or something may be trying to bring you down as you work towards a goal.
To dream of tackling someone else represents your wish to prevent someone or something from continuing on it's path.
To dream that something is tacky represents your perception of a person or situation that isn't as positive or effective as they project themselves to be. Positive beliefs or habits that have no substance or do little more than feel good.
To dream of tacos represents situations that encourage enthusiasm, interest, or excitement. Feeling that everything is positive all the time.
Example: A man dreamed of being in a taco eating contest. In waking life he was trying to prove to his girlfriend that he could protect her and care for her. The taco contest reflected his attempt to prove to his girlfriend that he was still an interesting or exciting partner.
To dream of tadpoles represents feelings of something or someone in your life being impossibly avoidant. Feeling that you can't even try to do something without it quickly resulting in disappointment. Feeling that disappointment is intuitive about never allowing to try to do something you want. Feeling that getting close to something at all makes it less likely.
Dreams of tadpoles may reflect a woman's wish to get pregnant while trying to conceive when the man partner is always impossible to spend time with.
Example: A young woman dreamed of seeing tadpoles on her clothes after she washed them. In waking life she felt that her boyfriend was always avoiding her even after she discussed it with him. The tadpoles in this case may have reflected how impossible it felt to her to spend time with her boyfriend because life always seemed to ensure he had no choice about avoiding her.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing tadpoles in a pond. In waking life she was trying to conceive, but her husband has to stay out of the country for employment. She felt life made it possible to even discuss conceiving a child.
To dream of a tail represents feelings about being unable to control a person or situation. Insensitive displays towards others showing that you can't be controlled. Confidence that you can't be told what to do. Making others feel stupid that they need to accept you the way you are.
Negatively, a tail may reflect feelings about being taunted or teased with experiences that are completely contrary to your wishes. Annoyances, complications, or people in your life that feel good taunting you with fear. Feelings about a person in your life that is feeling good being more dangerous than you. A casual display of intimidation. Arrogantly flaunting how dangerous you are.
To dream of chasing after your own tail may represent feelings about yourself or others hopelessly pursuing an answer to a problem. Desperation to avoid making a mistake that drives you embarrassment.
Circular thinking that is humiliatingly stupid.
To dream of a tail wagging represents you or someone else that feels good knowing they can't be told what to do. An embarrassing or over eager display of enthusiasm. Negatively, it may reflect a warning sign that someone is irritated or angry. Arrogant warning signs.
To dream of tail between the legs represents a reversed pride. An attitude that likes showing off that has been humbled or embarrassed. Fear and humiliation.
To dream of a tail being cut off represents feelings about yourself or others that can never show off ever again. An arrogant attitude that doesn't listen being embarrassed into listening. Careless neglect that has resulted in embarrassment.
To dream that you have a tail may reflect feelings about yourself being perceived by others as too dangerous or too weird.
To dream of talking to someone represents an aspect of yourself that you are thinking about a lot, considering, or noticing everything about. An idea, habit, or other person is expressing itself in your life.
Talking may also reflect an introductory process of ideas or a relationship. being totally immersed in an idea or habit. Noticing an issue or problem all the time. Talking in a dream may also represent your feelings about another person you are getting to know or sharing ideas with. Telling yourself what you think you should do or articulating ideas to yourself.
Negatively, talking in a dream may reflect fears, insecurities, guilt, or jealousy that is influencing you. You are preoccupied with a problem. You are symbolically "talking to your fear" or choosing to notice a problem or negative thinking pattern before anything else. You may be consciously hearing the truth of a matter and are ignoring it.
Consider what is being said for additional meaning.
To dream of having difficulties talking to someone may represent difficulties expressing or articulating your ideas, getting support from others, or feeling that you're being ignored. Restrained anger or anxiety. A lack of confidence in expressing yourself.
Example: A man dreamed of talking to a girl who had made him very insecure when he was in high school. In waking life he was starting to get very nervous about how difficult his life was getting. Talking to the girl reflected his insecurities about his life being on his mind all the time.
Example 2: A man dreamed of talking to a young Chinese girl he'd never seen before. In waking life he was starting to communicate with a business partner and learning about them.
To dream of a talkshow represents awareness of yourself openly discussing an issue with others. Purposely making a spectacle of a topic.
Negatively, a talkshow may reflect awareness of yourself controlling or orchestrating a conversation. Making a spectacle about discussing negative behavior like stealing, drug use, violence, or killing yourself.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a person speaking on a talkshow. In waking life he was openly discussing killing family members if he got ripped off for his inheritance.
To dream of being taller than others represents a sense of superiority or feeling being better off. Feeling that you or someone else is smarter, stronger, richer, or more sophisticated.
Dreaming of something being taller may also represent better ideas or methods.
To dream of taming an animal represents self-control over your urges or instincts. It may also reflect your attempt to train another person or keep them under control.
Example: A woman dreamed of keeping a lion tame. In waking life she was trying to do everything she could to keep her controlling and emotionally unpredictable boyfriend from making any rash decisions by paying his bills and staying close to him.
To see or wear a tampon in your dream represents a solution to a nagging problem. A solution to a problem that requires your full attention.
Alternatively, dreams of maxi pads or tampons may reflect a woman's heightened concerns about embarrassing herself by bleeding on herself in public because she didn't properly use a sanitary product.
Example: A woman dreamed of a tampon coming out of her nipple. In waking life she had a big problem with offloading an excessive amount of concert tickets. She was trying to make people feel that they needed them. The tampon coming out of the nipple reflected her attempt to make others feel that they needed her tickets in order solve the nagging problem having of too many tickets.
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To dream of seeing tan lines represents feeling that positive situation could have been better. You may have feel you've missed out or not done enough when times were good. You didn't care about "all of it."
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To dream of a tank top represents the personality as it displays power during a dangerous moment. You or someone else that is showing their strengths in an obvious manner. "Flexing" power during a difficult time or crisis. Showing others how strong you are.
Negatively, dreaming about a tank top may reflect showing off. Alternatively, tank tops may reflect your feelings or fears about enemies who are trying to prove how strong they are. Feelings about problems getting worse as soon as you feel you are close to solving then. Feeling that life is intentionally working against you once you want to confront a problem.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a girl he had a crush on wearing a tank top. In waking life he was struggling to get over her and as soon as he was getting over her she suddenly started to show up in his life more making it impossible for him to get over her. The tank top may have reflected his feelings about his sexual attraction for the girl getting stronger as soon as he wanted to be over her. His feelings about life or God intentionally making his struggle harder at the moment he wanted to confront his attraction.
To dream of a tanning bed represents your ability to control your good fortune, success, optimism, or how lucky other people perceive you. A way to spoil yourself or feel better about yourself.
Having a trick, secret weapon, or advantage that allows to you maintain a heightened sense of optimism, good luck, or success any time you wish. A tool you use to rejuvenate your confidence.
Negatively, a tanning bed may reflect vanity, narcissism, or too much self-indulgence. Risking going too far showing off.
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To dream of tape recorder represents choices for the future that can't be easily changed. It may reflect a decision you are making that you know you may regret later or that will be difficult to change later on.
To dream of using a tape recorder represents more serious or permanent choices for the future that you are making now. Dreams, plans, or a direction in life that you are choosing to pursue.
To dream of listening to a tape recorder represents a reexamination of choices that you felt were important, or that are difficult to change.
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To dream of a tapeworm symbolizes an aspect of your personality that continually takes what's rightfully yours. A person or situation that keeps robbing you of things you deserve or that you've earned.
Example: A young man dreamed of removing a tapeworm. In real life he had removed his wisdom teeth after experiencing a long period of nagging pain. The tapeworm reflected his feelings about his aching teeth being a distraction that prevented him from living as he felt he was supposed to.
To dream of a tarantula represents feelings of total hopelessness or despair. You feel powerless to do anything except notice yourself being slowly overtaken by something you fear. Feelings about being slowly trapped by a fear that will consume you.
Alternatively, a tarantula may reflect feelings of fear that you are fully aware of yourself behaving in a way that is slowly readying you for total failure or embarrassment. An irrational fear of the "deadly sin" sloth or that your laziness with important issue will destroy you. Fearing other people's patient confident persistence. Fearing something that is "deadly and slowly coming for you."
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a tarantula. In waking life he was very religious and had been delaying his plans to become a minister believing it was his calling in life. The tarantula may have reflected his irrational fear of watching himself angering God for delaying his ministry and witnessing himself slowly losing his soul for it.
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To dream of the Tardis from Doctor Who represents feelings about amazing ideas, advantages, or wealth allowing you have the most incredible experiences that others can't ever have. An impressive display of originality to others. Originality that is impossible for others to achieve. Doing whatever you want as though it was too easy.
Negatively, dreaming of the Tardis may reflect jealousy of other people's wealth or resources allowing them to enjoy a more perfect or interesting life that you feel is impossible to ever have yourself. Alternatively, it may reflect showing off with something that makes you exceptionally original and impossible for others to do.
Example: A man dreamed of being in a dark room with the Tardis and Doctor Who. In waking life he was jealous of an old friend who he went to the same school as him, but who ended up being a lot more financially successful than him. He felt that his friend had incredible ideas and advantages that allowed him to live a perfectly rich life and do amazing things that were impossible for him to achieve himself. The Tardis may have reflected his friends wealth allowing him to do things he felt were impossible to ever do himself.
To dream of shooting at a target represents your focus on a goal or objective you are "aiming for." A target may also reflect a chance, opportunity, or judgment call. A wish for something to happen.
Alternatively, shooting at a target may represent something negative in your life that you are trying to remove.
To dream of missing a target represents a missed chance or opportunity. It may also reflect a lack of resources, preparation, or will power needed to achieve a goal.
To dream of hitting a target represents success or progress. A goal has been achieved or a problem has been dealt with. You got what you wanted.
To dream of being a target represents feelings of being a victim or being singled out.
To dream of tarot cards represents an outlook on the future that makes you never want to question it. Negatively, tarot cards may reflect believing in fallacies or assuming too much of something. It may also reflect a powerful sense of certainty because you are too emotional about something. Bad advice that never wants you to look into anything else.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her father being given tarot cards. In waking life her father was ill in the hospital, was given chemo, and eventually died. The tarot cards reflected the fallacy of the doctors advice to take chemo being important and unquestionable when the father ended up dying anyway.
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To dream of tassels represents feelings about yourself, someone else, or a situation being perfectly amazing. Feelings about something being perfectly incredible. Being very impressed with yourself being excellent in some way. Feelings about yourself or others doing everything single thing incredible or amazing.
Negatively, tassels may be a sign that you are too confident about your ability to remain perfectly amazing in someone else's eyes. Showing off too much. Believing in yourself excessively.
To dream of tassels being pulled off represents feelings about something amazing being ruined or embarrassed. Humbling an ego. Embarrassing someone that is showing off. No longer feeling good about something being incredible.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing tassels being pulled off. In waking life she was trying to embarrass her husband behind his back with whom she felt was acting very arrogant towards her. She was trying to humiliate her husband for believing that he was too impressive to listen to her demands.
To taste something bad in your dream represents an unpleasant feeling about a decision, situation, or relationship. You may not like how something works or has turned out. Something in your life isn't interesting to you or disappoints you. You may want to reconsider your options.
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To dream of a tattoo represents your feelings about how you or someone else is choosing to noticed or permanently define themselves. It may also reflect an unforgettable reminder in your life. Consider the design, color, and location of the tattoo for additional meaning.
Positively, a tattoo may reflect how you feel good appearing original or more interesting than other people. Pride in remembering what you've been through or how strong you were. Feeling good being noticed by others as having gotten through a major ordeal. A life lesson, difficulty, disappointment, or traumatic event that you can't ever forget. An experience that has left a lasting impression on you.
Negatively, a tattoo may reflect how you or others feel good showing off looking dangerous, risky, or negative. Enjoying looking tough or like you don't care about others feelings. Feeling uncomfortable or insulted by someone else's inconsiderate attention to major decisions. A sign that you or others may have made an arrogant choice or mistake that will not be soon forgotten. Remembering yourself or someone else having intentionally been a jerk. A wish to stand out that may be off-putting to others. Alternatively, tattoos in a negative context may reflect your concern or anxiety that something in your life is being noticed permanently. A mistake you feel is permanent.
To dream of tattoos on the chest may reflect you or others who are showing off being powerful. Negatively, a tattoo on the chest may reflect behavior that is enjoying scaring others that it's refusing to give back power. Enjoying showing off being too powerful over others.
Tattoos on the bicep may reflect showing off in ways that show you are stronger that others. Tattoos on the forearm may reflect showing off controlling a situation.
To dream of seeing a tramp stamp tattoo (above the bum) may represent feelings about someone or something in your life enjoying noticing itself being easy all the time. Feeling that someone is socially advertising that they will always be easy to deal with. It may also reflect uncomfortable feelings you have about a person of the opposite sex that making obvious signals of interest in dating you all the time. To dream that you have a tramp stamp tattoo may reflect your own enjoyment of being noticed always getting what you want because you are easier to deal with than other people. Socially advertising to others that there is no challenge to getting their desires satisfied with you.
To dream of a tattoo removal represents a wish to restore your credibility, reputation, or your good name. You may be letting go of arrogant beliefs or apologizing to someone. Cleaning up your act, building respect for yourself, or reinventing yourself in cleaner image. You may have a heightened need to be concerned with the feelings of family or friends. Wanting to forget or erase the past. Alternatively, you may be realizing that showing off isn't good for your or your relationships. Not wanting to scare people anymore.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing someone with tattoos all over their body. In waking life he felt that his father was an arrogant show off who enjoyed scaring him with losing the inheritance he was expecting. He felt his father was terrible person who enjoyed showing off humiliating him.
To dream of a tax collector represents enforcement of responsibilities or made promises. Following up or pressuring someone to do what they are supposed to do or that they said they would do. You or someone else that is making absolutely sure someone does their part.
Negatively, a tax collector may reflect an overbearing feeling of being pressured or coerced into doing what needs to be done. Unpleasant life situations where you or others have to be scared or controlled into keep their responsibilities or promises. Using fear to make someone do their part.
To dream of paying taxes represents behavior that you or someone else is supposed to be doing. Doing what is expected or normal. Feelings about a responsible obligation you feel you have to keep in waking life.
To dream of not paying taxes represents your refusal to do what is you're supposed to or what is expected of you. Acting out of the norm. You may have made a promise that you aren't keeping or obligations you are not keeping. You may be behaving in a way that is contrary to what someone else expected from you. It may also reflect your stubborn refusal or resistance. Intentionally or irresponsibly avoiding an obligation.
To dream of tax forms in a dream may reflect feelings about feeling obligated to prove that were being responsible to someone.
Example: A man dreamed of carefully putting tax forms spread out over his bed with his wife sitting on the end of the bed. In waking life he was avoiding sexual relations with his wife due to work and he felt he needed to prove to her that he was just being responsible with his work and not avoiding her.
To dream of a taxi cab represents people or situations in waking life that take care of all the work for you. Choices that you feel will get to you to goals effortlessly if you choose them. A direction in life where you are being "taxied" to answers or solutions that you asked for.
Negatively, a taxi cab may reflect choices you are making that you feel will easily solve difficult problems for you if you make them. Thinking you can buy your success with one easy choice. Feeling that you can easily be taken to a perfect outcome by using you resources you feel you can easily afford. Not feeling you have to do anything difficult yourself.
Example: A woman dreamed of a black taxi. In real life she made a number of vacation reservations that she feared she would not be able to make. The taxi represented the reservations she had others take care of for her. The black color of the cab reflected her fear of not being able to enjoy the vacation reservations.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being in a cab with 2 men she was dating who ended up stealing her watch and leaving the cab. In waking life she felt that dressing up and being pretty would effortlessly help her get married and slowly began to realize that finding the right man to start a family with was going to be more work than she thought.
To dream of tea represents patience. It may also reflect feeling good settling down. A professional or experienced attitude you have regarding waiting for something important. Feeling good not having to take any risks. A confident or positive attitude that is not desperate. Knowing exactly what will happen and intelligently not stressing out about it. Consider the saying "Good things come to those who wait." Choosing to not get angry.
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To dream of tea leaves represents excitement you have about your future. You may be daydreaming about long term goals or feeling good about plans you have. Getting thrills noticing possibilities that lay ahead for you.
Negatively, you may being enjoying yourself desiring someone or something that is unrealistic.
Example: A man dreamed of spreading tea leaves over his walls. In real life he was writing a book and enjoyed thinking about how nice the future would be when he was finished the book.
To dream of a teacher represents the answer or solution to a problem you have. They are beliefs, knowledge, or your projection of a something that holds the perfect solution to a problem. The realization that if you do something it will solve your problem. Coming to conclusions about problems you have. Answers you feel you would be ignorant or stupid to ignore. Intelligent attempts to mediate a problem. Feeling that someone you know "knows best." Ideas that you feel are a good idea to listen to.
Negatively, a teacher may reflect embarrassing truths or feeling the reality of a situation telling you what to do. Coming to scary or unpleasant conclusions that you realize are true. Feeling terrified that you have to do something differently than you currently are. Feeling intimidated by someone smarter than you. Resisting listening to a difficult answer.
To dream of kissing a teacher may reflect appreciation or approval of good advice. Liking someone that's helped you solve a problem.
To dream of having sex with a teacher may reflect waking life situations where you are having a really enjoyable experience listening to someone else's advice. It could reflect an enjoyable experience solving a problem or making a change you first believed would be horrible.
To dream of being a teacher may reflect feelings about how important it is to make others understand the truth. Situations where you feel the need to explain, instruct, or inform others.
Negatively, being a teacher may reflect problems with accepting others beliefs the way they are. Lecturing others when they aren't interested in listening to you. A desperate or pointless need to tell people the truth when those people don't respect you. Frustrations with being smarter or better informed that other people.
What the teacher says, wears, or does in the dream are all symbols that reflect what your problem is, or your unconscious awareness of a solution.
Consider the grade of the teacher for additional symbolism as dream numbers tend to use numerology. For example your grade 5 teacher may reflect the solution to a problem you have during a change you are experiencing because in dream numerology 5 represents change.
Example: A young woman dreamed of seeing a teacher comfort a crying girl on in a bathroom stall. The teacher was telling the crying girl that everything will be okay and that she went through something similar when she was younger. In waking life the girl had come to the conclusion that breaking up with her boyfriend was important because the relationship had no future. She felt breaking was the answer to her problems.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being very uncomfortable talking to a teacher. In waking life he was very insecure about people whom he felt were smarter than him.
Example 3: A young man dreamed of being a teacher with no class showing up to see him. In waking life he felt the need to explain himself and tell the truth about an very embarrassing incident that occurred in order to clear his good name, but he felt nobody cared about the issue anymore. He felt it was impossible to reverse his bad reputation because people weren't respecting him at all. The teacher symbolism in this case may have reflected his feelings about himself needing to explain, instruct, and inform others with the truth about his situation when it was obviously pointless.
To dream of an empty teacup represents a belief that being patient or taking your time is a good idea. Not wanting to embarrasses yourself rushing. Carefully considering whether avoiding anger is a good idea during a social difficulty. A desire or interest in settling down.
Negatively, an empty teacup may be a sign that you are preoccupied with the notion of patience being a good idea while not behaving patiently at all. Difficulty making a decision to slow down or discontinuing a fast paced lifestyle. Not taking enough action to settle down when you feel it's important.
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To dream of a tea kettle represents feelings about having to be patient. Feeling you have to wait for something because you can't comfortably settle down without it. It may also reflect your use of a situation or relationship to achieve a comfortable or settled state of life.
A teakettle in a dream often reflects feelings about a long-term relationship leading towards marriage or children. The teakettle then reflects the use of the relationship to wait to settle down in life with your partner.
Negatively, a tea kettle may represent situations that feel unbearable waiting for someone else to catch up. Not enjoying waiting for something you need. Feeling that you are required to use something or someone in order to get what you want because you weren't as patient waiting for something as other people were.
A tarnished teakettle may reflect revelations from partners in long-term relationships that make you feel that your partner is not in line with your goals. Feeling that partners are not as interested in marriage, children, or family life in the future as you are.
Example: A woman dreamed of a tarnished teakettle. In waking life she was in a relationship with her boyfriend for 5 years before discovering that he didn't really want to get married or have children. The teakettle in this case reflects her feelings about using the relationship to wait to comfortably settle down with her boyfriend.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of a tarnished silver tea kettle. In waking life she felt forced to sell a home that she had hoped she could sell at a much later time.
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To dream of teal (dark turquoise) represents a negative perspective about positive change. Fear, jealousy, greed, guilt or an insensitive attitude towards a positive change.
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To dream of a team represents feelings about co-operation or working together with others to achieve a common goal. Alternatively, dreaming about a team may reflect feelings of being helped along by someone or something that gives you advantage. Feelings about challenges being easier because you have access to a useful resource.
Negatively, dreaming of a team represents feelings about others people being losers, "suckers", or being unable to compete as strong as you.
To dream of being unhappy with a team may reflect feelings of being in unhappy, unproductive, or un-cooperative relationships. Feeling unable to get along with others. Feeling that other people are only out for themselves and don't really care about you as much as you are caring about them. A lack of team spirit in a relationship, partnership, or family setting. A desire for people to work together when nobody is choosing to. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings about having no leverage, advantages, or effective tools to approach your problems.
To dream of being picked last for a team may represent feelings of being unimportant or not respected by others. Feeling that other people's honest opinion of you is that you are loser or a burden. Feelings about yourself not being considered a winner or that you will hold others back. Feelings about people not wanting to work with you if they don't have to.
See our sports theme section for more on symbolism of sports teams.
Example: A man dreamed of being on a team at his work that was not comprised of people he would usually work with. In waking life he was fired from his job and felt that co-operating with friends, family, and colleagues to get employed again was stressful.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being on a winning team. In waking life he was filing a lot of legal forms against competing businesses that were cheating and felt he had a really strong advantage over his competition.
To dream of tear gas represents behavior that is focused on pressuring others by making life unbearable. An unavoidable ultimatum that is too much to handle. You may feel that someone is trying to coerce you or make you stop doing something. Making someone else's life so negative that they have to cave in to your demands. Feeling overcome.
Negatively, tear gas may reflect very demanding controlling behavior. A spiteful unwillingness to compromise.
To dream of tears represents emotional catharsis or cleansing. Emotional or spiritual healing.
Alternatively, it may reflect you or someone else that is experiencing disappointment, loss, or pain.
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To dream of new technology represents a wish to make your life easier or more efficient. Trying to find a better way to deal with issues or save time. It may also represent new ideas or methods of problem solving. Sophistication in your planning, habits, or lifestyle choices.
To dream of old technology may represent outdated ideas or methods of problem solving.
Example: A man dreamed of being in a technology store. In waking life he was trying to decide what methods would be better to convince stubborn people in his neighborhood to clean up their properties. Many of his previous attempts or methods of complaining weren't working any more so he was considering a few more sophisticated social ploys to get them to change on their own.
Refer to the themes section for technology for a more in depth look at technology symbolism.
To dream of a teddy bear represents emotional dependency. A belief in something that comforts you, makes you feel safe, or gives you a sense of security and reassurance. Something that may scare you, depress you, or make you feel powerless if you ever lost it or had to give it up. Needing to feel good about having something at all times.
A teddy bear may be a sign that you are being needy, clingy, or dependent. It may also reflect a naive understand of a person or situation you respect.
Consider the type of the animal if it's not a bear for additional meaning.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing someone holding a teddy bear. In waking life he felt good thinking about having a girl he liked and scared himself thinking about his life not having her.
To dream of a teenager represents an aspect of yourself that is struggling for independence and autonomy. Knowing what power is without having it completely. Not being fully mature in some area of your life.
Positively, a teenager may reflect open-mindedness or rebelliousness. Being open to anything. Having the guts to take chances. Negatively, a teenager represents selfishness, jealousy, or naive thinking that overrides good judgment. Not fully understanding what you are up against. Petty ideas or social interaction. An aspect of yourself that still needs to develop in order to realize a goal or achieve fulfillment.
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To dream of teeth represents your vitality and self-confidence. A reflection of how good you feel about your physical appearance, talents, or anything that gives you status or power.
To dream of teeth falling out represents a loss of power, confidence, or self-esteem in some area of your life. A corrosive situation or feelings of a loss of vitality. Dreams of teeth falling out are common to people aging or who feel they are losing their looks. It's also common to people who are losing money, a career, or status of some kind.
To dream of a gap in your front teeth represents insecurities about not being as good as you'd like to be. An area of your life that you feel is below standard. You may have flaws that you are always thinking about or constantly wish you could improve. Alternatively, a gap in the teeth of another person may represent your view of another person or situation that fails to meet your all your standards.
To dream of animals with sharp teeth often represents feelings of anger. Feeling furious or that someone else is angry with us. Someone one else's "biting anger."
To dream of being toothless represents a total loss of confidence. You or someone else that has lost power, status, or vitality in some way. Bad news, misfortune, or ill health are getting in the way.
To dream of brushing teeth represents feelings about re-enforcing confidence in your strengths. Preparation, practice, or maintenance to keep yourself confident. Concerns about not appearing as a loser to others. Concerns about your appearance to other people. Trying your best to maintain a good appearance.
Negatively, dreaming about brushing your teeth may reflect anxiety about looking like a loser to other people. An excessive need to reassure yourself. An excessive need to maintain impressive appearances. Issues with vanity. Fear of looking weak or lazy.
To dream of broken teeth represents feelings about having an obvious problem that needs to be addressed. Feeling that your confidence has been broken. Feeling that you need to restore confidence or prove yourself regain confidence. Feeling that you are not as good as you first believed you were.
Example: A woman dreamed of her teeth falling out. In real life she was insecure about her looks because she was aging.
Example 2: A young woman dreamed of seeing herself with gap in her teeth. In real life she felt like she wasn't good looking enough for a guy she liked.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of brushing her teeth in public when the battery in the electric toothbrush died. In waking life an expensive fee was required to secure an important business opportunity and she couldn't afford the fee because her budget for the year wouldn't allow it. Brushing her teeth in this case may have reflected her responsible management of her budget to keep her business confidently thriving.
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To dream of receiving a telegram represents feelings about getting personal information or pertinent details that are very important. Feelings about being informed about something important or significant.
Negatively, a telegram may reflect your feelings about thinking it isn't important to listen to something that someone else thinks is important. It may also reflect your overreaction to bad news.
Example: A young girl dreamed of getting a telegram that said her father had died. In waking life she received a phone call the next day to tell her that her father had been injured in a serious car accident. The dream may have been an intuitive message that reflected her feelings about the phone call scaring her that her father was going to die.
To dream of telekinesis represents effortless control or change. Making people or situations do what you want without a lot of effort. Unspoken respect or action being taken on your behalf. Unspoken gestures that force others to act the way you want. It may also reflect very responsive or well listening people. Awareness of the power of your social skills or verbalized anger. Feeling surprised or thrilled by how easy it was to control someone without being physical.
Alternatively, telekinesis in a dream may reflect situations where you are experiencing a heightened sense of ease something or someone you are controlling. Feelings of surprise at how powerful or effective you are.
Negatively, telekinesis may reflect silent treatment, looking angry, or making people feel that you don't like them so they will behave the way you want. The "evil eye" in order to get a desired response. Sensitivity that communicates serious consequences for not being perfectly compliant. A lack of respect for someone or something you have control over.
Example: A woman had her first dream of telekinesis. In waking life she had her first experience at work of having to be yell at a rude customer and not getting in trouble for it. Her boss actually approve of it. The telekinesis may have reflected her feelings about how incredible it felt to use manage a problem with a bad customer with little effort and only using her social skills.
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To dream of a telephone represents psychological communication with an aspect of yourself or issues that need attention. The ability to "get through" to people, listen to an inner voice, or realize an objective at will. It may also reflect an situations that could be "called " into being if desired. Alternatively, the telephone represents your communication and relationship with others.
To dream of phoning someone represents a desire to make available, get through, or be connected to certain feelings, situations, people. An aspect of yourself that you are to "calling into being" or want attention from. Beliefs, feelings, or situations that you want available to you right now. Negatively, phoning someone may point to reliance on bad habits or negative thinking patterns.
To dream that a phone doesn't work or is broken represents an inability to initiate a situation or desired reaction. Feeling extremely frustrated or cut off from power. There is no means to go about starting something. A situation may have gone awry and you feel that you can't do anything about it. You can only think of wanting to try something. Feeling cut off from resources or abilities. It may also reflect an inability to get in touch with someone. Feeling socially cut off.
To dream of phoning someone with no answer represents frustration or failure to achieve an objective. Alternatively, you may feel unable to get through to someone or unable to get attention. People may not be listening to you or respecting your wishes.
To dream of being ignored on the phone may represent failure to listen to your inner voice or get help or attention. It may also reflect a need to speak up more in waking life situations where someone may not being listening to your concerns enough.
To dream of a phone ringing or that someone is calling you represents aspects of your personality that are "getting through" to you. Something in your life wants attention. You are more open or perceptive to insight or realizations. A situation might be becoming clearer to you. You may also be a lot more cooperative with another person or listening to someone more. Negatively, it may point to unpleasant issues that you are being forced to confront.
To dream of an unanswered phone ringing represents areas of your life that you are ignoring. Issues or situations that you don't want to deal with or refuse to see. You may need to pay closer attention to something. Refusing to listen to advice.
To dream of emergency calls or calling 911 represents an urgent need or strong desire to avoid something. Desperation to get rid of a problem.
To dream of a very large telephone represents the importance of a message you wish to convey to others or a significant influence that you may be considering opening yourself up to. You or someone else may be close to accepting a big idea or making a dramatic change.
To dream of phone being left off the hook represents shutting yourself out. Issues or problems that you want no part of or can't be bothered with.
To dream of a busy signal represents people or situations you feel forced to be patient with. Feeling frustrated having to wait.
To dream of having troubling dialing a phone in a dream represents frustrations with initiating a situation. Having problems knowing how to start something. Unsure of yourself. Feeling nervous about doing something right. Feeling nervous about asking someone for help. Not believing that what you are trying to do will work. Feeling unsure how to connect to someone or initiate a conversation.
To dream of calling the wrong person or reaching the wrong person represents waking life miscommunication. It may also reflect disappointment that something is not doing what you expected it to do.
To dream if having a bad connection on the telephone represents disrupted waking life communication or insecurity about a relationship. Bad communication skills. It may also reflect a lack of confidence in your ability to maintain a strong position or do something you are usually quite confident about.
Dreams of telephone calls from the deceased are very common when people are grieving. The dreams may reflect the person's desire to speak to the person again. It may also reflect the person's difficulty adjusting to the reality that speaking to the person is now impossible. Positively, calls from the deceased may reflect your wish to have a sign that they are safe or happy in the spiritual world.
To dream of being put on hold on the telephone may reflect feelings about not being a priority to someone else. Feeling that you are not as important to deal with as another person or project. Feeling that someone doesn't care about you as much as someone else. Feeling stupid caring about a person or opportunity too much when they aren't respecting
you. Accepting yourself as less important. Feeling that someone isn't listening your feelings or needs.
To dream of putting others on hold on the telephone represents people or situations you are intentionally delaying or temporarily avoiding to focus on something of higher priority. Making promises with good intentions that you can't keep. Awareness of yourself not having to respect someone or listen to their feelings.
To dream of calls that hang up on you may reflect your feelings about people being careless with your feelings. Feelings about people wanting to do things with you or for and then suddenly changing their mind at the last minute. Feelings about a person or situation you want to be involved with being insensitive about your feelings. Feelings about yourself not mattering or not being special. Feeling that someone intentionally cared about making you feel that you are not important.
Example: A woman dreamed of calling her therapist on the telephone and always getting voicemail no matter how may times she called. In waking life he felt that he therapist wasn't listening or responsive enough during her sessions.
Example 2: A person once dreamed of making telephone calls and then being interrupted by a voice that said "This is the monitoring office, this is the monitoring office." In waking life they lived in Nazi Germany and felt that the government was starting to feel paranoia and anxiety about the government invading their privacy or that everything they did in life was be watched by others who may report them to the government. The act of making phone calls in the dream may have reflected her attempts to be involved with things she liked or speak freely to people she knew.
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To dream of a telephone book represents how resourceful you are. People, information, or resources you can always drawn on make what you need happen. Having the right answers or people at your fingertips.
Your current perception of your own capabilities. If the phone book is useless it may reflect feelings that you lack resources, skill, or the needed connections.
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To dream of a telescope represents your need to take a closer too at something that you don't understand or that's unusual. You may be experiencing uncertainty or strange events and desire a sense of clarity.
Alternatively, a telescope may reflect your wish to closely examine something you feel is beautiful or wonderful. Possibly a need for reassurance about something you love or care about. You may have doubts about how positive or good something really is. The intentions of something or someone may need to be checked again.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a telescope. In waking life he felt a need to reexamine strange symbols he had seen in letter he received. He started to suspect the symbols weren't as positive as he originally thought.
To dream of watching television represents a situation or experience you are creating for yourself or that you want to observe. An experience or situation that think is wonderful or like noticing yourself having. Watching a television may also reflect some level of control about how a situation will turn out.
To dream of a tv turned off represents a situation or experience that you can have if you want to, but aren't interested in. Options or choices that are available that you have chosen to ignore or avoid. You choose not to go a certain route and instead want to a more interesting or safer type of experience.
Example: A child once dreamed of a television that was turned off when in real life they were experiencing their parents having a divorce and chose to leave their mother. The mother offered to allow the child to move back in with them at anytime, but the child didn't want to. The television turned off represents the experience of living with the mother that the child wasn't interested in having.
To see a temple in your dream represents psychological or emotional refuge. You may want to find balance or recenter yourself during or after a difficulty.
A temple is a sign that something in your life if unusual and you want to return to some sense of normalcy or grounding.
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To dream of the ten commandments represents your feelings about having fundamental rules. An area of your life where there are important ground rules.
Negatively, the ten commandments may reflect an excessive belief that certain conduct or standard of behavior is all that matters.
To dream of tennis represents conflict over issues that you are rejecting or want someone else to deal with. A back and forth conflict over responsibility. A conflict over the superiority of different agendas. Fighting over "whose ideas are better." A respectable conflict with two people trying to avoid jealousy.
To lose a tennis match represents giving in to a problem or to something you thought was a bad idea. It may also reflect an addiction you couldn't fight hard enough. Accepting jealousy that someone else had a better idea than you did. Accepting a superior agenda. Accepting responsibility for a problem when you didn't want to.
To dream of a tent represents a mindset of temporary necessity or carefulness. Your perspective on a situation when you feel confused or lost. How you choose to think when there are no easy answers. You have instability and insecurity in your current situation.
To dream of a wedding tent or special event tent represents your attempt to temporarily maintain composure or relationship stability. Doing what's necessary to keep life stable or feeling good. Temporary sacrifices you are making to keep life comfortable.
To dream of tentacles represents clinginess or possessiveness. Having your hand in every little thing.
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To dream of termites represents feeling assailed by an unwelcome situation. Annoyance or disappointment that something totally fails to meet expectations. You may not like the idea of having to make a change, replace something, or move on. It may also reflect a surprise that some area of your life isn't as perfect as you thought it was.
Example: A man dreamed that the foundation of his house was infested by termites. In real life he was being forced to except an early retirement. The termites in the foundation reflected how unwelcome early retirement was to the foundation of his life.
To dream of a terrace represents confidence that nothing can change a positive situation you are experiencing. Knowing that you are secure with your success or with something that is making you happy.
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To dream of being in terror represents a feeling of havoc with unresolved fears or insecurities. You are having a lot trouble confronting or standing up to a problem. You may feel a loss of control with something that scares you.
Alternatively, terror may reflect feelings that you fears or insecurities are being toyed with.
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To dream of seeing a terrorist represents behavior that is resentful, frustrated, or attempting to interfere. You or someone else that doesn't like what someone else is doing. It may also reflect a hostile act towards someone else, getting in someone else's way, or scaring someone that they have to stop what they are doing. Powerful and motivated jealousy.
Example: A man dreamed of being chased by armed terrorists. In waking life he was feeling intense pressure from his boss with the threat of being fired.
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To dream of a test tube represents experimentation with new ideas or your attempt to see what kind of reactions you get from others. Seeing what happens when you trying something new or do something you've never tried before.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing test tubes. In waking life he had an illness and was experimenting with vitamins to cure it.
To dream of testicles represent nerve, confidence, bravery, or courage. You may have decided to face something fearlessly or risk everything.
Alternatively, testicles on someone else may represent a person or situation that braver than you are or more willing to take chances.
To dream of a test represents a challenging situation in your life. You may be having an experience that you've never had before, facing competition, or finding yourself in a situation with no guarantees. A situation may require you to demonstrate your abilities. A test could also reflect a fight, an ordeal, or a sense of pressure. A situation that you feel is testing you or placing your self-respect on the line.
To dream of failing a test represents a challenge, fight, or ordeal that you were unprepared for, gave in to, or choose to walk away from. You may not have done everything you could have to solve a problem or confront a challenge. The dream may also reflect your fear of failure.
To dream of doing well on a test represents your confidence, feelings of being ready, or that you ready to prove yourself. Feeling competent or proud of your outstanding performance in some area of your life. Negatively, performing well on a test may reflect arrogance or insensitivity towards others while you perform exceptionally at something. Preoccupation with nothing except proving yourself to be a winner at the expense of others feelings. Issues with bragging too much. No sense of humor about losing.
To dream of being late for a test represents challenges you were unprepared for or were too distracted to deal with. It may be a sign that priorities are not straight, or a lack of responsibility.
To dream of cheating on a test represents a lack of concern for ethics, honesty, or earning something on your own. It may also reflect a lack of respect for a situation that requires integrity. it may also reflect waking life situations where you are not afraid of breaking the rules if you need to. Low standards. Cutting corners.
To dream of being caught cheating on a test represents feelings of being forced to stop dishonest behavior. It may also reflect embarrassment, shame, or having done something with low standards. Being caught acting unprofessional.
To dream of having trouble finding a room the take your test in may reflect feelings about wanting to prove yourself, but not knowing how to go about it.
To dream of running out of time while taking a test may reflect a heightened sense of pressure or having an inadequate amount of time to prove yourself in a waking life situation.
To dream of having to test a test that you haven't studied for represents feelings about being unprepared to meet a waking like challenge. Confronting an unfamiliar challenge.
Example: A young man dreamed of cheating on a test. In waking life he felt he was taking a lot of shortcuts with an important challenging work project to save time that he felt was reducing quality of the work.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being nervous about taking a test. In waking life he was a lawyer about to have his first criminal trial in court.
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To dream of playing Tetris represents life situations where you are challenging yourself trying to sort out or organize your life perfectly. Feeling good proving yourself trying to get something perfect while other people don't want you to.
Tetris may also reflect lighthearted feelings about a fast paced learning situation or environment that requires you to be perfect.
Negatively, Tetris may be a sign that you feel frustrated trying to prove to yourself that you can do something perfect. It may also reflect too much "playing" with getting something perfect. Overwhelming yourself trying to make everything fit.
Example: A young man dreamed of playing Tetris and winning. In waking life he moved out of his overbearing father's house with a large amount of money and tried to start his own business. Starting the business from nothing was very challenging with many failures, but he loved it, and was experiencing a lot of success getting the many facets of his business to run perfect synchronized.
To dream of Texas represents a free state of mind that thinks big. A mindset hat is not willing to except small ideas or restrictions. Wanting to use your freedom to do big things. Enjoying using your liberties to the fullest. Insensitivity about being passive or excepting a small role. Free thinking that scares other people. An attitude that is very concerned with exercising rights and freedom.
Negatively, Texas in a dream may reflect freedom that is excessive. A biggest freedom mentality that scares other people. No compromises if you aren't free to be biggest at all times. Biggest freedom that is dangerous to others. Arrogantly showing off using you freedom to the limit. A possible sign that you are going overboard with your need to exercise your freedom. A stubborn ignorant attitude about complete freedom or using biggest power.
Example: A man dreamed of looking into the sky that reached all the way down to Texas. In waking life he was thinking about how to protest an issue that offended him and if it didn't work he was considering taking very dramatic action to get his point across to important people. Seeing the sky reach all the way down to Texas may have reflected his feelings about having to exercise his freedom to protest to the fullest as a last resort if required.
To dream of text messages represents unspoken communication of ideas or intentions. Telling someone what you're thinking without actually telling them. Text messages may reflect body language, tone of voice, or an unspoken gesture.
Example: A girl dreamed of her sister text messaging a boy she liked. In real life she was insecure about the boy she liked liking her sister more after she introduced them. The sister text messaging the boy she liked reflected her anxieties about the unspoken body language or rapport she feared between them.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of checking text messages on her cellphone. In waking life she was flirting with men at work and making gestures to signal interest.
To dream of textbooks represents all known knowledge or experience about a subject or issue. Everything you already know about an issue or problem that can be applied to a current life situation. Learned methods, ideas, or approaches to dealing with problems.
It may also symbolizes access to good advice, past experience that can be applied, or all the answers or resources available to solve a problem.
Alternatively, a textbook may symbolize insight or something that motivates you to solve a problem or improve yourself.
To dream of returning or no longer needing a textbook symbolizes information and experience that no longer applies, or has no value to your current life situation.
To dream of a math textbook symbolizes all known knowledge or experience about an unforgiving subject or issue. Everything you already know about an issue or problem that requires total dedication or perfect behavior to solve. A math textbook may also symbolize insight or something that motivates you to solve your problems or improve yourself.
To dream of thanksgiving represents feelings about situations where you intentionally make efforts to show you are grateful. Situations where you or others are making efforts to show that you don't think you are better than other people. Negatively, thanksgiving in a dream may reflect feelings about dishonest efforts to show gratitude for no other reason except to avoid further problems, blame, or having to repay a debt. Being nice to people so that you don't have to accept responsibility for having been a jerk.
Alternatively, thanksgiving in a dream may reflect feelings about family occasions. Your dislike of family gatherings or social occasions.
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To dream of The White House represents a perspective on a situation where you are noticing other people under your control. Power, authority, or awareness of others that are serving you.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing The White House off in the distance. In waking life he was close to getting a big promotion at work.
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To dream of a therapist represents an aspect of your personality that notices a problem with how you are thinking. You or someone else that is seeing that there is something wrong with your thinking style or habits. The realization that you are not thinking clearly.
Example: A woman dreamed of speaking to a therapist. In waking life she was having trouble deciding whether or not to leave her boyfriend. The therapist reflected her view of herself not being rational for staying with her boyfriend when she is not happy with him at all.
To dream of a thermometer represents your feelings about how positive or negative a situation is. An emotional gauge as to how good or bad something is. Attempting to feel how good or bad a choice you are considering is. Gauging or determining people's emotional state. Determining whether or not conditions are right for your ideas or goals.
Heat reflects negativity or the degree of emotional danger a situation holds. Cold reflects positivity or the degree of emotional safety a situation holds. Cold temperatures may also reflect how insensitive people, situations, or choices feel.
Alternatively, a thermometer may also symbolize a barometer of your mood.
Example: A woman dreamed of a baby thermometer. In waking life she was trying to determine whether or not it was a good idea to keep her baby once she learned of her conception.
To dream of a thermos represents your attempt keep feelings, hope, or a situation alive. Not wanting to lose what you have or wanting to preserve what you have for later.
Negatively, a thermos may be a sign that you are having difficulty letting go of negative emotions. It may also reflect negative intentions being saved for later use.
To dream of a thermostat represents emotional consistency. Control over a situation so that it always feels the way you want it. Setting requirements or limits that are to your liking with other people. You may be very concerned that a something is always "just right." Negatively, a thermostat may symbolize a wish to keep someone else feeling bad all the time.
Turning a thermostat off may be a sign that you are concerned about going overboard or pushing someone too far.
Alternatively, a thermostat may reflect control over emotions or emotional boundaries. You may be setting limits on how much of something you are willing to put up with. How comfortable you are willing to be with a situation.
Example: A young girl dreamed of overhearing someone threatening to put the thermostat on full and lock her in a room. In waking life she left the church and feared that fellow attendees would choose to give her a cold shoulder for her decision. The thermostat being kept on high reflected the feeling that other people would choose to keep her feeling bad all the time about her choice.
To dream of a thief represents feelings about people or a situation that is obvious about how dishonest it is. Feeling that someone can't be trusted to respect rules. Intentional deception. Intelligent or sophisticated deception. Feelings about others never being trusted to be honest again. Conceited attempts to go behind your back in a dishonest way. Feelings about someone being hopelessly dishonest and impossible to change. Suspicions that someone can't be trusted to repay you. Feeling that you have been dishonestly taken advantage of. Flagrant and consistent disrespect.
A thief may reflect feelings about yourself having been dishonest in a way that is obvious and undeniable. An aspect of your own personality that clearly and intentionally had no respect for rules. Feelings about yourself being unable to deny your dishonesty or change your dishonest behavior. Your ego that will allow dishonest behavior in order to avoid consequences that you don't deserve to avoid. Repeatedly putting your own needs before others with no considerations for the harm it may cause.
Alternatively, you may feel other people have used you or stole your ideas. Feeling that you can't enjoy what you've earned.
Example: A woman dreamed of trying to convinces thieves to give something back that that they had stolen from someone. In waking life she was trying to convince her boyfriend of his wrong doing. The thieves may have reflected her feelings that her boyfriend's dishonest behavior was intentionally and very likely impossible to reverse.
Example 2: A man dreamed of feeling that thieves might be close to him. In waking life he was starting to become suspicious that a friend was never going to repay money that had been borrowed.
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To dream of a thigh represents stamina, motivation, and the ability to endure. Your ability to perform and get things done.
To dream of admiring your thigh represents satisfaction with your performance or stamina.
To dream of muscular thighs reflects you or some aspect of yourself that has staying power.
To dream of small feminine thighs represents acceptance of limitations. It may also reflect you or an area of your life that is advertising itself to be less powerful than someone else.
Example: A woman dreamed of having saggy skin on her thighs and feeling embarrassed when she tried to pull the skin tighter. In waking life she felt humiliated at work by her boss who kept removing benefits from her pay and making her feel like a loser who was too old and pathetic to compete hard in the workplace anymore.