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To dream of an orphan represents feelings about yourself or someone else being responsibly cared about because nobody else wants to. Feeling obligated to care about someone because they might hurt themselves if nobody watches over them. Feeling that nobody likes choosing to take care of you. Feeling that your safety is all people really care about for purposes of being responsible with no love or enjoyment of it. Feeling a lack of sympathy, love, or true connection with others.

Feeling that people have "left you for dead" for more important things.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing orphans that need to be transferred to a different orphanage. In waking life he was very ill and his father whom he felt didn't love him was taking care of him. He soon realized he may need to go to the hospital. The orphans in the dream may have reflected his feelings about himself being ill with neither his father nor the hospital feeling like they were concerned with liking to take care of him. Feelings about himself being a loser who people were were obligated to take care of.


To dream of an orthodontist represents a person or situation that disappointments you because you have to sacrifice happiness for a long term goal. Knowing you won't get to enjoy yourself for a very long time because you have to fix something or work very hard first. A long term delay that is in your best interest.

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Osama Bin Laden

To dream of Osama Bin Laden may represent feelings about one "total asshole" ruining a good thing for everyone else. Feeling controlled by someone who is actively trying to make your problems worse. Feelings about enjoying yourself or being very close to achieving success and then experiencing someone show up at the perfect moment to stop you and keep you away from it. Feeling that everything in your life was running perfect until one "total asshole" had to ruin it.

Alternatively, dreaming about Osama Bin Laden may reflect your feelings about the war on terror and the consequences of September 11 on your happiness or sense of freedom. Feelings about how one act of terror or one day could have such a powerful negative impact on the rest of your life.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a puppet of Osama Bin Laden crawling on his ceiling. In waking life he was noticing that the war on terror was having a dramatic negative impact on his business because his business was run in US dollars and the US dollar was dropping in value after the war in Iraq started. The Osama Bin Laden puppet on his ceiling may have reflected his feelings about 9/11 and war in Iraq totally controlling his business and personal life.


To dream of an ostrich represents a situation that you notice never "takes off" or never happens. Feeling disappointment that something isn't doing what you'd expect it to do. Feeling that you or someone else is a loser because something is always talked about, but never carried out. More concern with appearances than on taking action. Some area of your life that is always getting ready in a big way, but never actualizing. A lot energy put into preparation, but no final results. Relationship expectations that never actualize. Showing off with only your potential to succeed without proving yourself.

To dream of ostrich eggs represents feelings about waiting for something to happen that you know will never "get off the ground." Waiting for an event that you know will be more preoccupied with appearances than action.

To dream of an ostrich with it's head in the sand represents embarrassing setbacks or delays that you don't want to be noticed for. You may feel too embarrassed to talk to someone because you couldn't keep your word.

Example: A woman dreamed of an ostrich walking near her. In waking life she was having a very hard time getting over a guy she liked. The ostrich reflected her awareness of her desired relationship with the guy never happening despite numerous encounters.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of looking at a cracking ostrich egg. In waking life she decided to begin talking about repairs being made to her deceased mother's home which was being used as a second family residence. She had no intention to do so, but felt that appearing to be preparing ordering repairs would make other people in the family stop bothering her.


To dream of an otter represents behavior that is concerned about being effortlessly prepared. Always being ready for any difficulties you cross. It may also reflect a need to prove yourself or show someone else that you are more than capable of handling yourself with whatever problems arise. Not wanting to look crazy or incompetent during uncertain moments.

Negatively, an otter may reflect your insecurity about appearing to others as needy, dependent, or unable to handle your own problems.

Otters are common symbols for expecting parents to reflect their wish to be totally prepared for their new child.

Example: A man dreamed of an otter biting his hand while reaching for something. In waking life he was given multiple job offers after having temporarily left his old job due to an office fight. After considering going back to his old job he realized that his new job opportunities were too good to ignore. The otter biting his hand may have reflected his feelings about not wanting to look desperate to his old employer by returning to his old job because he could easily handle himself by getting a better job.


To dream of an ottoman represents a higher degree of comfort in choosing to do nothing about a situation or problem. Noticing yourself being lazy or purposely not taking action.

Negatively, an ottoman may reflect avoidance or making excuses. It may also reflect an excessive preference for procrastination.

Alternatively, an ottoman may reflect your preoccupation with relaxing or taking time off. Choosing to slow down.

Example: A young man dreamed of hiding under an ottoman. In waking life he had pretended he was asleep to avoid confronting an angry parent over an important issue.

Ouija Boards

To dream of a Ouija board represents feelings about dangerous attempts to gain information through a third party. Feeling that you are taking a dangerous risk trying to find out difficult or impossible information from someone. Feeling that you are risking permanent embarrassment trying to find out information from someone you can't be certain can be trusted. Letting someone that you don't know do something dangerous for you.

Alternatively, ouija boards in dreams can reflect your fear of using them and being permanently harmed spiritually.

Example: A young girl dreamed of playing with a ouija board with another girl. In waking life she was a lesbian and had a crush on the girl in her dream. She was considering trying to use a third person to tell the other girl about her true feelings. The ouija board may have reflected her feelings of emotional danger for the rest of her life by risking using a third person to find out very dangerous information about the other girl's sexual preferences.

Out Of Body Experience

To dream of an out of body experience represents an objective awareness of yourself or who you are as a person. A situation that causes you to see yourself in a new way or be critical of yourself as person. It may also reflect self-criticism or noticing what's wrong with yourself.

Alternatively, an out of body experience may simply be a symbol for awareness of yourself doing nothing or not progressing in some area. Negatively, it may reflect your concern that "every other thing" being done and not the most important issues.

Famous celebrities or people with a public life may dream of standing outside their bodies to reflect their awareness of their public image being different from their private life. The body is then a representation of their awareness of their cultivated famous persona.

Athletes may have out of body experience dreams to reflect their professional concerns with their body being an effective tool to compete.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing himself while he clung to the ceiling. In waking life he was having problems going any further with his personal development spiritually. He was "noticing himself" having reached the limits of personal growth. He felt he couldn't go any further.

Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing himself sitting in bed having hallucinations. In waking life he was aware of himself having hallucinations and choosing to not tell anyone about them or seek treatment.


To dream of an outbreak represents a dangerous ideas or situations that are getting out of hand. A negative situation, belief, or opinion that scares you that it can't be stopped. A fear of something only getting worse, or being unable to control a problem.

Negatively, an outbreak may reflect your desperation or sense of powerlessness to control the spreading of competing ideas.

Positively, an outbreak may represent a wave of support or positive change.

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Outdoor Lights

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Outer Space

To dream of outer space represents the unknown. You are experiencing new situations, new feelings, and new ideas. Your life and mind are going where they have never gone before.

To dream about getting ready to go into outer space represents your preparation or expectation for an unusual experience. Getting ready to do something or experience something in your life that you have never experienced before.

To dream of being lost in space may reflect feelings of being immersed in highly unusual problems that you can't do anything about. Weird situations that you have no idea how to begin addressing. Feeling trapped in a situation you have never experienced before.

Example: A man dreamed of his father pointing into space. In waking life he just decided to enter therapy for very first time in his life. His father pointing into space reflected his conscience making the decision to do something he's never done before.

Example 2: A man dreamed of being lost in space. In waking life he died 3 weeks later. The dream may have been reflecting highly unusual health problems or feelings he was experiencing related to imminent organ failure as his body slowly deteriorated beyond it's ability to function anymore.

Example 3: A young boy dreamed of feeling endangered while in outer space. In waking life his father had gone on a business trip and he felt stupid and lost not having his father around to help him with problem or fears he had.

Example 4: A young boy dreamed of being lost in space. In waking life his father had been murdered.


To dream of an outhouse represents a less than desirable option to get rid of your problems. Confidently knowing you can deal with an issue at anytime, but not liking it.


To dream of an outlaw represents you or someone else that knows that they are not doing anything that they're supposed to be doing all the time. Being fully conscious that you are constantly breaking the rules as though it were normal.

Alternatively, an outlaw in a dream may reflect your feelings that someone else has a bad reputation. A sense of being exiled, unforgivable, or impossible to trust. Rebelliousness that is impossible to manage.


To dream of being outside represents feelings of freedom, openness, or opportunities. Awareness of a situation becoming less rigid. Not having to think in one specific way. Taking action with your problems instead of just thinking or talking about them. Taking theories into action. Feeling good actualizing your goals. Feeling that there are no limits. Making progress.

Negatively, dreaming of being outside may reflect problems with avoiding complying with rules, parents, teachers, or bosses. Too much freedom and not enough respect for structure. Goofing off. Not enough time being spent on planning. Excessive spontaneity. No respect for limits. Anxiety about being stuck in the middle of a project or plan that you can't stop or reverse.

In many dreams it may be best to focus less on the symbolism of being outside as opposed to the location you see yourself at inside the dream. Whether or not you have a roof over your head may have less significance than where you are located. For example if someone were to dream of being outside on a cliff, the cliff symbolism would most likely be more significant than being outside.

Example: A man dreamed of being inside a house and then walking outside to front porch. In waking life he was thinking of a plan to trick a criminal who had mislead him and then finally decided to take action with it.

Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing an open field filled with rainbows. In waking life he was experiencing a rush of creativity with his artwork that never seemed to stop.


To dream of an oval represents your awareness of something not being perfect all the time. You may feel that something you want always escapes you or never happens the way you wanted it to.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing an orange oval. In waking life he was surrounded by colleagues who kept ignoring him when it was his turn to speak at a special function.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of finding oval coins. In waking life he discovered a helpful resource to help her study, but she didn't like knowing that it wasn't a Christian resource. The oval coins reflected the new insights she was gaining while constantly feeling it wasn't perfect.


To dream of an oven represents a wish to slowly and perfectly prepare for something in your life. Taking the time to make sure something you want to experience is just right. Preparation that takes time or care.

To dream of a broken oven may reflect feelings of being unable to be as careful or thoughtful about doing something as you'd like.

An oven may appear in the dream when you are experiencing a pregnancy.

Example: A woman dreamed that an oven that was in her living room was labelled as a "medium for terrorization." In waking life she was living in Nazi Germany under the police state restrictions. The oven in this case may have reflected her feelings about her attempts to enjoy her life by preparing special things to enjoy in her family be viewed as suspicious by the government.

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Oven Mitts

To dream of oven mitts represents carefully handling a situation to avoid embarrassing or hurting yourself. You may not want to take any chances with something or make a situation worse.


To dream of overalls represents a focus on fixing or correcting something. There may be a situation that needs to be fixed, or a person in your life that is interested in correcting a problem.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a beautiful woman wearing overalls. In real life he was an author and was in the process of correcting mistakes in a book he was writing.


To dream that you or someone else overdoses represents excessive behavior or an inability to know your limits. You may have indulged in pleasure to the point of embarrassing yourself. You may be on a self-destructive path. You may need to make a significant change in your life. An overdose may suggest that you are pushing yourself too hard.

Alternatively, a drug overdose may reflect fears about yourself or someone else taking too many drugs.

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To dream of a bank overdraft may reflect awareness about having gone overboard with your decisions. Having gone overboard with neglecting people's feelings. Selfishly exceeding the limitations of a relationship. Personal resources that you abused or exceeded limits with. Emotionally or physically exhausting yourself in some manner. Feelings about having the freedom to exceed limits of power usage. Awareness of yourself having to make reparations for excessive behavior. Exceeding your limits during a difficult time that you know may have personal costs. Gestures made to get forgiven for your abuses of power or excessive freedom.

Negatively, a bank overdraft may reflect an excessive use of power or an abuse of power with no apologies. Pushing someone else's patience to an excessive level with no reparations. Expectations of reparations for pushing the limits of a situation. Awareness of yourself enjoying power that goes beyond what you deserve to use. Feelings about an abuse of power that requires an apology. Feelings about needing to restore a relationship you ruined with selfishness or pushing someone's patience.

Alternatively, dreaming about a bank overdraft may mirror waking life concerns about having spent or borrowed too much money. Feelings about having used loved to get through a difficult situation.

To dream of an overdraft fee may reflect feelings about a personal cost for exceeding your limits of power. Feelings about what you owe someone else for negatively exceeding their expectations of you. Feeling that you were excessive towards someone and now you need to repay them for your abuse.

Example: A woman dreamed of receiving an overdraft notice in the mail. In waking life she feared losing her job because all her family hated her. She felt if she lost her job nobody would want to help her by allowing her to live with them. The overdraft notice in this case may have reflected her feelings about her financial situation driving her to believe that making kind gestures towards her family may be necessary to make them forgive her.


To dream of something being overdue represents feelings about being behind on your responsibilities, promises, or obligations. A sign that it may be a good idea to set aside time to deal with an issue you've be putting off.

Negatively, dreaming about something being overdue may be a sign that you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities and need to ask for help. Alternatively, it may reflect an arrogant attitude towards falling back on your promises. Being aware of yourself not respecting other people's time or assistance. Feeling that you simply don't want to return a favor or fulfill an obligation.

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Overdue Books

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To dream of something overflowing may reflect feelings about an uncertain situation getting out of control. Losing control over a situation that you feel should be controlled or previous was controlled. Problems are not staying contained. Disappointments or reversals of expectations about how easy a situation was supposed to be.


To dream of overhearing something represents feelings about becoming aware of what someone else really thinks.

To dream of overhearing something negative or that makes you feel jealous may reflect feelings about realizing the bitter truth. Feelings about realizing you have been deceived. Feeling that you have made a mistake trusting someone. Uncomfortable or painful signs of the truth being revealed.

Example: A young woman dreamed of overhearing her boyfriend say "we're just friends." In waking life her boyfriend had just broken up with her.


To dream of being overlooked represents feelings of being undervalued, unnoticed, unappreciated, excluded, or ignored in waking life. Feelings of being neglected or undervalued in your waking life. It may also reflect insecurities about not receiving the attention or recognition that you deserve. You may feel that your contributions, opinions, or efforts are not being recognized, Feeling that your presence is being ignored. A desire to be noticed, validated, or included in important decisions, discussions, or social situations. This may also indicate a lack of confidence or self-esteem.

Alternatively, dreaming of overlooking someone or something may represent a missed opportunity or neglecting an important aspect of yourself or your life. It may also suggest a need to pay more attention to the details in a situation or relationship. A reminder to not let self-esteem be affected by a perceived rejection. A call to focus on building relationships with people who appreciate you. Overall, the dream may be urging you to assert yourself and make your presence and value known.

Example: A woman dreamed of constantly being overlooked. In waking life, she felt that someone didn't like her. In this case, being overlooked may have reflected her feelings of being undervalued or unappreciated by the person who didn't like her.


To dream of driving under an overpass represents awareness of other people needing to do something different that isn't what you are doing. Feelings about other people moving on in life or not needing to talk to you anymore if they don't want to.

Negatively, dreaming of driving under an overpass may be a sign that you are experiencing jealousy or frustrations that life is not as easy as you'd like it to be. Noticing other people in your life having little difficulty with something you are having difficulty with. Noticing people better having an easier time succeeding than you with life directions being different than yours. Fear of other people never wanting to talk to you ever again. Feelings about someone else choosing to move on with their life when you don't need them.

To dream of driving on top of an overpass represents awareness of moving on in life to a higher degree. Moving on from people or not needing to talk to people anymore if you don't want to. Passing by people in life that you are better off than. Feelings about being on a better "road in life" than someone else.

To dream of standing still underneath a highway overpass may reflect feelings of noticing other people in life doing something different and faster than you are. Observing other people succeeding at something you find difficult.

To dream of crashing your car over the edge of an overpass and falling below may reflect feelings of problems, failures, or conflict that is preventing you from getting ahead of other people or moving on with your life.

To dream of walking away from a highway overpass towards a train station may reflect your attempts to confront jealousy or frustrations by choosing to take a long term approach to solving your problem.

Example: A woman dreamed of walking underneath an overpass. In waking life she was having trouble getting pregnant while watching all her friends get pregnant easily. The overpass in this case my have symbolized her feelings about a life being pregnant being easier for other people and not the life direction she was taking.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing her ex-boyfriend driving a motorhome underneath a giant overpass with a parking lot on top. In waking life she felt that her whole life was stagnant and that her boyfriend didn't care about anything except talking to her like a friend and moving on with his life.


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To dream of an owl symbolizes wisdom, wise choices, or good advice. Unusual powers of discernment. Deciphering mysteries.

Any information or insight you can gain from the owl will probably involve the answer to solving a problem.


To dream of an owner may represent feelings of control or power in a situation, as well as a sense of responsibility or accountability for certain outcomes. It can also symbolize a sense of possession or ownership over something, whether it be an object, a relationship, or a job. Feeling that a situation is yours to make decision with.

Alternatively, dreaming of an owner may reflect feelings of being owned or controlled by someone or something, such as a boss, a partner, or a belief system. Feeling that a situation is not yours to make decisions with. It may also indicate a desire for autonomy or a need to take ownership of one's own life and decisions.

Negatively, dreaming of an owner may represent a sense of entitlement or a desire to control others. It can also indicate feelings of being trapped or oppressed by a controlling or manipulative person or situation. Feelings of being owned or dominated by an abusive partner. Feeling accountable to recklessness or mistakes.

Example: A young woman dreamed of seeing dead birds and being blamed by their owner, even though she didn't kill them. In waking life, she desired to quit her job and pursue a career in cartooning, but felt guilty about asking her parents to fund her education. In this case, the owner of the dead birds may represent her inner critic, blaming her for the death of her own dreams and aspirations.

Example 2: A young woman dreamed of the current owner to her old car crashing into her house. In waking life, she had found a wallet containing important information. In this case, the owner of the old car symbolizes the dreamer's past experience of losing something valuable, such as a wallet, and owning accountability for the loss. The dreamer may be questioning whether to empathize with the current wallet's owner and return it, just as she might have wanted someone to return her lost item in the past.


To dream of an ox represents an aspect of yourself that notices itself strong or powerful as though it doesn't matter. Hard work with ease. You or someone else that is exuding power with ease. Strength or power that is so obvious that nobody believes it isn't. Seeing someone else displaying their obvious powerful success with ease. Power or strength that carries other people with ease. Noticing yourself displaying strength or power to others. Feelings about strong employees at a company. Tireless raw strength or labor.

Negatively, dreaming of oxen may reflect feelings about unintelligent strong people. Unintelligent strong workers. Fear of someone at ease with power. Feeling that there is no joking about how hard you work or no laughing at how hard someone else works. Feelings about behavior that isn't an expert, but is stronger than everyone else. Feelings about people in your life that may be overworked and handle it well.

Oxen are often a symbol for people who work very hard to be successful or have high status that employs a lot of people. Workaholics who are comfortable or have a lot of responsibility to carry in a company.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing an ox's skull. In waking life he lost a position of high status in company.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing oxen trying to plough in order to fix a problem. In waking life she was thinking about how hard employees at her company will need to work in order to save the company.


To dream of oxygen represents something in our lives that we feel is required. Noticing that we can't continue if something isn't present. Vital energy, love, or resources that's we'll fail without.

To dream of not having enough oxygen represents a lack of what we feel is most important. Feeling suffocated or smothered by a situation in your life. A relationship that cutting you off from love, respect, or your ability to function normally.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her mother breathing from an oxygen mask. In waking life she was having a big argument with her mother and trying to convince herself that she still loved her mother. The oxygen reflected how she was telling herself that love was still there when she felt her relationship with her mother was failing.

Oxygen Mask

To dream of an oxygen mask represents total focus on keeping hope or vitality alive. You may feel a lack of what is most important to you and are very motivated to supplement it emotionally. . Feeling suffocated or smothered by a situation in your life. A relationship that's cutting you off from love, respect, or your ability to function normally.


To dream of an oyster represents a person or situation in waking life that does everything it can to never let you have what you want. Jealous obstruction or someone who is intentionally keeping you away from something once you get too close to it. Being teased with desire or opportunity.

To dream of eating oysters may reflect satisfaction with yourself overcoming a situation that has teased you. Overcoming a challenge that has consistently kept you away from it. Losing your jealousy or desire for good.

Eating oysters may appear in a dream after having sex with someone who denied it for a long time or after a difficult business opportunity is realized.

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