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The letter Z in a dream represents total balance of negativity or not liking to think anything negative. A negative situation is either completely over or your beliefs about what constitutes negativity has completely changed.

The symbolism is based on the shape of the letter being two parallel lines that appear to flattening a right leaning line. The right leaning line reflects negative choices or a negative direction.

The letter Z being the 26th letter of the alphabet supports this symbolism because 26 in numerology represents conflict (2) with negativity (6). What this means is that you are so positive that you can't stand to think about anything negative.


To dream about a zebra represents feelings about a person or situation being misleadingly passive or cooperative. Thinking something is a great idea until you get to know it personally. A loss of trust or compliance felt from someone towards you once you get too serious about something with them. The realization that someone you know is hopelessly self-involved after first believing that they shared your ideas. It may also reflect feelings that someone is beautiful and then realizing they are less intelligent or mature than you first thought.

Negatively, a zebra may reflect a person in your life that keeps giving you false ideas about what they are willing to do with you or for you. Someone interesting or "perfect for the part" with potential to fill a role that totally embarrasses you with opposite thinking. Embarrassment or feeling let down that someone will never do the one thing you would like them to. Dashed high expectations.

Example: A young woman dreamed of seeing a zebra. In waking life she had just had a big argument with her boyfriend. The zebra reflected her disappointment with her boyfriend not doing something she got her hopes set on him doing.


To dream of zen represents peace or harmony in your life achieved by not caring. Letting go of worries and seeing positive change. Good things happening when you don't care anymore. You are at peace with yourself.


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To dream of Zeus represents you or someone else that notices themselves being the strongest of the most powerful people. A leader of leaders, a controller of controllers, or someone who can easily embarrass people with elite power. Total control over your life or never answering to people who expect it from others all the time.


To see zig-zags in a dream represents erratic behavior,instability, or unpredictability. It may also reflect a lot of difficulties, setbacks, or arguments as you proceed in a situation. Inconsistency, or constant changes in direction and goal. Situations staying volatile or unsure. Repeating up and down scenarios. An inability to keep something perfect. Indecision. Feelings about a situation never being normal or consistent. A zig-zag could suggest that you're not approaching a situation directly, but rather in a unorthodox way. An indication that you're facing multiple obstacles that prevent a straightforward approach.

Fact: Migraine sufferers often have dreams of zigzag patterns. In these cases, the zig-zag dreams may have reflected their experiences dealing with the irregular, unpredictable, and often disorienting symptoms of their migraine headache condition.

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To dream of a zip code represents a label or designation you have of a person or situation. Psychological grouping or organization. Something is a part of "all of this" or "all of that." It may also reflect how good or bad something is.

Example: A person once dreamed of getting a job sorting mail by zip code. In real life they were interpreting dreams in their spare time. The sorting of the mail by zip code reflected their attempt to tell each person if their dream was positive or negative.

Refer to the themes section for numbers for a more in depth look at dream number symbolism.


To dream of a zipper can represent a sense of ease or professionalism for accessing or containing one's true feelings, thoughts, or emotions without a problem. Feelings about closure, containment, or control that works without a problem. Zippers can symbolize being able to open and close different parts of your life, thoughts or emotions. It can reflect a need for control, security or a need to keep things organized. A sense of order, stability, or being able to effectively manage different aspects of your life.

Negatively, a zipper represents overdoing seeing it's easy to contain or control some aspect of yourself. It could also reflect a fear of losing control or containment being too easy

To dream of an open zipper represents feelings ease or professionalism for accessing one's true feelings, thoughts, or emotions that are usually kept contained.

To dream of a closed zipper represents the ease or professionalism of containing one's true feelings, thoughts, or emotions. Professionally containing oneself because something is not needed right now. A desire to keep something concealed or protected. Being closed off, locked up, or shutting down. A choice, option, or resource that you can choose to use whenever you want. Something about yourself or your life that can be accessed at anytime. Zipping up may reflect something about yourself that you are choosing to close off or discontinue. Anticipating ease of access.

To dream of closing a zipper represents about controlling or containing yourself that is easy.

To dream of unzipping reflects something about yourself that you embracing or choosing to use. You may "opening up."

To dream of a zipper on an object that is not clothing may reflect your sense of ease or professionalism about understanding how something really works.

To dream of an attractive person unzipping their clothes may represent a sense of excitement or anticipation in revealing something that has been kept hidden. Feeling about witnessing something enjoyable or pleasurable.

To dream of a problem with a zipper on a woman's dress may reflect a difficulty or failure in containing or controlling something that is personal or private. It may also reflect anxieties about being exposed or judged for something one considers flaws or mistakes. Alternatively, it may represent a struggle with access or opening up emotionally or mentally to someone or something.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a shirtless man turned away from him with a zipper installed horizontally across the back of his shoulders. In waking life the man was taught a very difficult lesson in controlling himself while feeling he could professionally open up if the right conditions presented themself.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of a beanbag with the zipper undone. In waking life she experienced herself questioning whether or not to buy a pair of sandals while wondering if she could refashion or convert the sandals to make them more usable. In this case the undone zipper on the beanbag in the dream may symbolize the ease with which the dreamer can access her skills and understanding of the inner workings of the shoes, allowing her to redesign them for her own purposes.

Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing a large paper case with a zipper on it and inside the case with a government form for local government election. In waking life the man had been thinking about the upcoming local election. In this case the zipper on the government election form may have reflected his feelings about the ease or professional access he felt he had with voting rights and being able to vote if he chose to.

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To see the zodiac in your dream represents your spiritual connection and understanding of the universe and your place within it. Your conscious awareness of how you connect to the universe or the world around you. Feelings about how lucky or unlucky you are relating to the universe's perception of you at specific times. Your potential to predict upcoming events or phases in your life associated with those signs.

Alternatively, the zodiac may appear in a dream to reflect the passage of time. Individual signs may represent coming events during those periods.

Negatively, the zodiac in dreams may suggest you feel dictated by external forces or destiny, especially if you feel bound by what your zodiac sign 'predicts' about you.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing the zodiac sign of Taurus as a bullhead in space with red sleepy eyes. Months later in the month of Taurus he experienced the most powerful hallucinations of his life in a deep state of hypnagogia where he spoke to God's face. In this case, the zodiac sign may have reflected his subconscious anticipation of the deep and transformative experiences that were to come in the following Taurus season changing how he saw the universe and the world around him.


To dream of a zombie represented automatic or blind thinking. Feelings about people or situations that are relentlessly mindless, driven by a single motive, or can't think for themselves. Feelings about people who are blindly following others or are consumed by a singular purpose. Feelings about people being stupid, thoughtless, or making mindless decisions. Fear of a irreversible traumatic event or crisis. Mindless thinking or decisions that reckless or dangerous about ignoring the potential consequences. Your own feelings of helplessness and frustration as you watch someone close to you making poor choices or acting in a way that goes against their own values or best interests.

Zombies in dreams are a sign that you are not thinking independently or objectively. Feeling overly concerned with with what other people think. A zombie is a common symbol for someone experiencing strong peer pressure.

Negatively, dreaming about zombies may reflect powerful feelings of jealousy that you are experiencing from other people who are desperate to pull you down. Blind unthinking jealousy. Exhausting oneself mindlessly in order to stop, control, or possess one thing. Feelings about someone else's need to be socially acceptable or fit in interfering with your happiness. Conformity or blind automatic thinking with the potential to ruin you.

Alternatively, dreaming of a zombie may reflect your feelings about people in your life that are mentally ill or empty.

To dream of running away from zombies represents fear or avoidance of mindless conformity the opinions or actions of others, particularly if you perceive them as thoughtless or narrow-minded. Avoidance of a jealous person that you perceive to be mindless, relentless, driven by a single motive, or can't think for themselves. You may also fear losing something special because someone jealous is desperate to pull you down with them. Avoiding an annoying follower.

To dream of your mother being infected by zombies may represent feelings about your intuitive sense of safety or ability to make safe choices for the future being being compromised by peer pressure or status quo. Feelings about a negative influence that is spreading and consuming the dreamer's intuitive self, leading to a loss of control and a sense of being overwhelmed. Someone or something that is influencing the dreamer's decision-making, leading to automatic or blind thinking and preventing the dreamer from making independent choices. Feeling that you intuitive sense is influenced by outside forces, leading to feelings of fear, insecurity, or frustration. Feelings about being unable to escape peer pressure situations, bad luck, jealousy, or fearing what other people think. Alternatively, it may reflect your fear that your mother is losing her ability to think independently and make wise decisions for herself. The dreamer's struggle to balance between their own thoughts and feelings and the expectations or pressures from others.

To dream of killing or defeating zombies may reflect your resolve to stand up against pressures, influences, or behaviors that you perceive as mindless or damaging. Actively resisting peer pressure or attempting to correct your own thoughtless behavior. Waking life situations where you are confronting mindless or automatic thinking. Confronting people you think are jealous of you in an unthinking or ignorant manner. It might also symbolize overcoming fears or negative influences that you feel have been mindlessly driving your actions or decisions. Dealing with a difficult situation in your waking life, where you felt others were acting without thinking or consideration. This could be in relation to personal relationships, work situations, or social dynamics.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing a zombie. In waking life, he was very insecure about things he said on an Internet message forum to someone and carefully spent a lot of time deleting those comments fearing embarrassment that they would be read by someone. In this case, the zombie may have reflected his fear of his own actions, behaving mindlessly and reactively, as he scrambled to delete the comments he regretted posting.

Example 2: A young girl dreamed of zombies. In waking life, she was grounded by parents and felt that they never cared about listening to her point of view while making sure she endured her full punishment. In this case, the zombies may have reflected her perception of her parents as creepy mindless enforcers of punishment, blindly sticking to their decision to ground her without considering her feelings or perspectives.

Example 3: A young girl dreamed of zombies. In waking life, she was very insecure about her social skills and talking to people. She tended to go along with the crowd as a way to avoid having to reveal her weak social skills. In this case, the zombies may have reflected her feelings about herself and others in her social circle as mindlessly conforming, being driven by a singular motive to fit in and not stand out while attacking each other for doing anything different.

Example 4: A young woman dreamed of a dead zombie being kept alive. In waking life, her she was trying to keep a long-term relationship alive even though she felt it was dead. In this case, the dead zombie she was trying to keep alive may have reflected her feelings about the 'zombified' state of existence of her relationship that she knew she was wasting her time with.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of seeing zombies and having to kill them with an axe which was becoming heavy in her left hand. In waking life, she was taking care of Alzheimer's patients while trying to go to school. In this case, the zombies may have reflected her feelings about the patients she cared for, who may have appeared mindless or 'zombified' due to their illness.

Example 6: A woman dreamed of trying to escape zombies. In waking life, she was jealous of never getting to pay off her debts because of peer pressure at school to party a lot. In this case, the zombies may have reflected her feelings about her peers who seemed mindlessly focused on partying and having fun, disregarding the potential consequences. Their relentless pressure for her to join in, despite her concerns about her financial stability, might have left her feeling as if she was being pursued by a 'horde' of thoughtless, one-track-mind individuals.


To dream of a zoo represents situations where you are noticing negative or primitive behavior in others. Feeling comfortable that other people are stupider than you. A sense of isolation from crazy behavior. You may be near people who are less mature or intelligent than you are. Not wanting to get involved in silly or "stupid" matters. It could also represent exploration or observation of something dangerous while keeping safe. Not wanting to talk to or get too involved with "stupid" people.

Alternatively, a zoo may reflect disbelief at how crazy, childish, or arrogant a situation is. Enjoying observing other people act primitive or unintelligent in situations where there is no possibility for it to embarrass you. Feeling too rich, intelligent, or protected to be influenced by reckless behavior.

Example: A woman dreamed of visiting the zoo. In waking life she was giving her boyfriend a second chance after a fight. The zoo reflected her living arrangements with the "stupid" boyfriend that she didn't feel was really going to change.


To dream of a zookeeper represents you or someone else that is looking after people that are acting primitive or immature. Keeping a handle on a chaotic or confusing situation. Making sure that something doesn't get too out of control.

Example: A young girl dreamed of seeing a zookeeper and having a problem at the zoo. In waking life she was worried about being a good babysitter for her baby sister and angering her parents that she wasn't responsible enough to handle it.


To dream of zoomorphism represents a transition of behavior or the perception of personality traits being combined. Character traits that are working in tandem. Consider what animal symbolism is combined for additional meaning.

Human and animal traits mixed may reflect obsession with a particular behavior or your feelings about someone else acting in a certain way all the time. Negatively, this may represent your feelings that someone is less civilized, arrogant, instinctive, or excessive in some way. Experiencing a lack of boundaries.

Alternatively, human animals may represent feelings or urges you have all the time. Primal desires or repressed urges are coming to the surface needing to be satisfied.

Art that takes on animal forms reflects some habit or characteristic you admire.


To dream of zucchini represents feelings about an experience or option that offers enthusiasm for new ideas or trying new things without any pressure to go along with it. Enthusiasm for trying new ideas that other people suggested. Choosing to be different for the sake of being different because it helps you. Feeling good that it benefits you to not waste the rest of your life never trying anything new. Being professional about trying something new so you don't embarrass yourself. A beneficial choice that helps you out if it could, but isn't little about leaving the choice up to you. Well-intentioned suggestions.

Negatively, a zucchini represents feelings of overdoing enthusiasm for alternative choices or new ideas for the sake of doing something different that doesn't help you. Not wanting to listen to or be enthusiastic about new ideas that other people have suggested when it would help you avoid being stuck the way you are. Avoiding listening to someone else being professional about trying something new so that you don't embarrass yourself. Not wanting to try new ideas because you like things the way they are.

Example: A woman dreamed of being offered zucchinis she didn't like. In waking life, she was offered advice by a professional, and when it wasn't really applicable to her, the person tried their best to give her a range of other options. In this case, the zucchinis may have reflected the woman's reluctance to embrace alternative suggestions or try different approaches, even when they were enthusiastically offered in a professional and helpful manner.

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