To see a bookcase in your dreams, signifies that you will associate knowledge with your work and pleasure. Empty bookcases, imply that you will be put out because of lack of means or facility for work. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a briefcase means that someone has enough trust to share a secret with you. Losing your briefcase: all your secrets are being unveiled. Finding a briefcase with money inside: you would like to have money without working for it. Somebody stealing your briefcase: a warning to watch out for false friends. See Purse.
Depth Psychology: A briefcase is a symbol of your professional/business life. ... Dreamers Dictionary
To see or carry a briefcase in your dream, represents your level of preparedness in some situation or circumstance. It also refers to your concerns and worries about work and travel.... My Dream Interpretation
From a spiritual point of view, gems and jewels have always had esoteric significance.
The understanding and use of gems and jewels can greatly enhance personal development. In most dreams it is the better-known stones which appear, but when the lesser-known ones are seen, there is much benefit to be gained by learning more on a conscious level. Many stones have healing properties.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: If, in dreams, the jewels are set – made up into wearable articles – we are aware of some of the uses of whatever the jewel signifies.
For instance, to find an emerald ring might suggest that we have completed one of the stages of growth towards immortality. There are different interpretations for each gemstone, and opinions do vary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Jewels appearing in dreams almost invariably symbolize those things that we value. These may be personal qualities, our sense of integrity, our ability to be ourselves, or even our very essential being. When we feel we know what we are looking for, we are aware on some level of its value to us or others. When we simply register that we are looking for jewels, sometimes up a mountain, otherwise in a cave, we are attempting to find those parts of ourselves that we know will be of value in the future. Counting or in some way assessing them would suggest a time of reflection is needed. One system of belief suggests the following practical meanings: amethyst promotes healing and influences dreams. Diamond signifies human greed, hardness of nature and what we value from a cosmic perspective. Emerald highlights personal growth. Opal suggests the inner world of fantasies, dreams and psychic awareness. Pearl signifies inner beauty and value. Ruby informs on emotions, passion and sympathies. Sapphire highlights religious feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A jeweler in a dream represents a pious person, an ascetic and an assiduous worshiper. He also could represent a gnostic, or a magnanimous leader and a good example who is a man of knowledge and piety, and whose words are well respected.
A jeweler in a dream also represents a man with a large family, or a rich person. (Also see Goldsmith; Jewelry shop)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
May represent the giver of the piece, or one s feelings about them—love given or received, something valuable in a ‘quality of our life’ sense, such as something we have leamt through hard experience and ought to value; a woman’s honour, self respect, sexuality.
If the lewellery has a particular history, such as a family heirloom, the first piece of jewellery given by spouse, then it represents what we feel about family tradition, spouse, etc. See jewels; ring. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Jewellery usually indicates that we have, or can have, something valuable in our lives. Being given jewellery suggests that someone else values us; giving jewellery signifies that we feel we have something to offer to other people. Those qualities we have learnt to value in ourselves through hard experience are those that we display most easily to other people.
Jewellery can also indicate love given or received.
For a woman to be giving a man jewellery usually indicates that she is attracted to him and perhaps is able to ofTer him her own sexuality and self-respect.
2- Very often, jewellery can represent our own feelings about ourselves.
For it to appear in a dream either as something which is very valuable or as something we know to be false (such as costume jewellery which masquerades as something valuable) - gives an indication of our own self-esteem. It may also give an indication as to how others feel about us.
3- Jewellery represents honour and self-respect without the usual vanity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Jewellery represents honour and self-respect without the attendant posturing. Spiritually, it usually indicates that we have, or can have, something valuable in our lives. Jewellery can also indicate love given or received.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Very often, jewellery can represent our own feelings about ourselves, and how we present ourselves to the world.
For it to appear in a dream – either as something which is very valuable or as something we know to be false (such as costume jewellery which masquerades as something valuable) gives an indication of our own self-esteem. It may also give an indication as to how others feel about us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Being given jewellery suggests that someone else values us; giving jewellery signifies that we feel we have something to offer to other people. Those qualities we have learnt to value in ourselves through hard experience are those that we display most easily to other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: For a woman to be giving a man jewellery in dreams usually indicates that she is attracted to him and perhaps is able to offer him her own sexuality and self-respect. In a man’s dream if he is giving a woman jewellery, he may be offering commitment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
if they are made from gold or silver they symbolise a pleasant life and embellishment for the women, But if they are one or two ankle-rings or bracelets then they represent her husband, brother or father.
The same is the interpretation of a crown although according to some, it presents a king or ruler.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The meaning of this dream depends on your current concerns. Jewelry is usually a representation of materialistic values. Gender differences imply that for a man this dream symbolizes material wealth and for a woman, love. Careful analysis requires answering the following questions: What type of jewelry it is? Is it genuine or costume? How did you react to it and in which was was it important in the dream?... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Well-being. Beauty for women, honor for men, or vanity; but it also implies that an inner Treasure has been discovered. Also a desire for acceptance and affection. According to Freud, the symbol of the person one loves.
Vanity or pleasure in one’s own attractiveness.
Folklore: In the case of women, ambition; in men, wanting to possess the jewel, the woman. Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(see Clothing, Crown, Gems, Metals, Stones, Rings)
Meaning may sometimes be determined by where the jewelry is worn.
For instance, necklaces lie near the throat, the center of communication. So, if a necklace felt very tight in the dream, this may indicate swallowing your words, or having communication strangled (see Choking).
Overly large or small pieces: Exaggerated senses.
For example, big earrings might reveal a propensity for eavesdropping, while tiny ones indicate underdeveloped listening skills (see Ears).
The finer things in life; luxuries.
Wearing excessive jewelry in a dream indicates that the individual envisioned tries to impress others with wealth or possessions.
Jewelry that is not worn, but seen as a central image in a dream, should be reviewed for its component parts, like noting the significance of gems or metals used in its construction. Or, if a specific image appears as the jewelry’s focal point, that can also have meaning.
For example, seeing an Egyptian ankh could represent renewed health or improved courage, whereas a pin depicting the zodiac sign Pisces might reflect a personal focus on productivity.
In the 2nd century C.E., Artemidorus wrote that women dreaming of fine jewelry would soon marry, have children, or increase their wealth.... The Language of Dreams
Jewelry accentuates your appearance and, depending on where it is worn, may reveal a great deal about your wealth and radiant qualities. It may be a symbol of beauty and of protection. (See Gems.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Wearing jewelry: don’t be vain and arrogant—it does not make for good friends. Seeing other people wearing jewelry’: you are easily taken in by others and are prone to misjudge them. See Precious Stones.
Depth Psychology: Are you “decorating” yourself to gain attention or admiration? Giving jewelry as a gift to someone: is jewelry an indication of the “precious” feelings you have for someone? Receiving jewelry as a gift: does someone have “precious feelings” for you?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of jewelry represent extravagance, prosperity and abundance, lavishness, and qualities you cherish.
If you dream of your family heirlooms, then you are realizing inherited wisdom.
If you dream of being in the possession of a valuable piece of jewelry, then you feel connected to your natural inheritance and to the priceless wonder that you are. Jewelry can represent an aspect of yourself, a proud achievement, a precious memory, a friendship that is priceless to you, your talents, resources, wisdom, or the qualities in which you treasure, as in kindness, compassion, honesty, etc. Your dream is telling you to acknowledge where you sparkle, what is rare and invaluable about you. See Necklace, Bracelet, Ear rings, Amethyst, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Turquoise, Silver or Gold.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Entering a jewelry store in a dream may reflect concerns about expressing your radiant qualities and self-worth. Shopping for fine jewels may comment on your readiness to embrace your true value.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Things we, or our unconscious, treasures, our integrity or sense of wholeness, the lasting pans of our nature, even the eternal aspect of self or the essential core of our life.
For instance, ability to work creatively with others is not just valuable in general, it also expresses the powerful symbiotic force in nature, it connects one with the universal. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Jewels appearing in dreams almost invariably symbolise those things which we value. These may be personal qualities, our sense of integrity, our ability to be ourselves, or even our very essential being. When we feel we know what we arc looking for, we are aware on some level of its value to us or others. When we simply register that we are looking for jewels, sometimes up a mountain, otherwise in a cave, we are attempting to find those parts of ourselves that we know will be of value in the future. Counting or in some way assessing them would suggest a time of reflection is needed.
2- If the jewels are set made up into wearable articles we are aware of some of the uses of whatever the jewel signifies.
For instance, to find an emerald ring might suggest that we have completed a stage of growth towards immortality ‘There are different interpretations for each gemstone, and opinions do vary as to the correct ones.
A little consideration will usually tell the dreamer what each stone means for him. One system suggests: Amethyst promotes healing and influences dreams; Diamond signifies human greed, hardness of nature and what one values in a cosmic sense; Emerald highlights personal growth; Opal suggests the inner world of fantasies and dreams; psychic impressions; Pearl signifies inner beauty and value; Ruby informs on emotions, passion and sympathies; Sapphire highlights religious feelings.
Other meanings of some well known jewels and gems are: Agate (black) symbolises wealth, courage, assurance and vigour; (red) peace, spiritual love of good, health, prosperity and longevity. Amber represents crystallised light and magnetism. Amethyst is the healing gem. Connecting the dreamer with the spiritual, it represents the influence of dreams. Also humility, peace of mind, faith, self-restraint and resignation. Aquamarine embodies the qualities of hope, youth and health. Beryl is believed to hold within it happiness, hope and eternal youthfulness. Bloodstone holds the qualities of peace and understanding. It is also reputed to grant all wishes. Carbuncle holds determination, success and self-assurance . Carnelian highlights friendship, courage, sclf- confidence, health. Cat’s eye influences longevity, the ability to sustain and the waning moon. Chrysolite represents wisdom, discretion, tact, prudence. Chrysoprase symbolises gaiety, unconditional happiness, the symbol of joy. Corundum influences and helps crcate a stability of mind. Crystal symbolises purity, simplicity, and various magical elements. Diamond has a number of influences: light, life, the sun, durability, incorruptibility, invincible constancy, sincerity, innocence. Emerald embraces immortality; hope, youth, faithfulness, and also the beauty of Spring. Garnet can help energy levels and indicates devotion, lovally and grace. Hyacinth symbolises fidelity and the truth within, but also the gift of second sight. Jacinth holds within it humble qualities, verging on modesty. Jade ‘All that is supremely excellent’, the yang power of the heavens, and all its accompanying delights. Jasper holds the qualities of joy and happiness. Jet Although usually associated with darker emotions such as grief and mourning, jet also controls safety within a journey. Lapis Lazuli A favourable stone said to evoke divine favour, success and the ability to show perseverance. Lodestone holds within it the qualities of integrity and honesty; also said to influence virility. Moonstone/Selenite The moon and its magical qualities, tenderness and the romantic lovers. Olivine influences simplicity, modesty and happiness within a humble framework. Onyx represents degrees of perspicacity; sincerity, spiritual strength, and conjugal happiness. Opal not only represents fidelity; but also religious fervour, prayers and assurance of spiritual beliefs. Pearl symbolises the feminine principles of chastity and purity; and also the moon, and waters. Peridot represents consolidation of friendships. Also, so to speak, the thunderbolt, with which we mav be ‘hit’ at unlikely times.
Ruby represents all that is traditionally associated with Royalty; dignity, zeal, power, love, passion, beauty, longevity and invulnerability. However, some people may consider these interpretations to be slightly ironic. Sapphire holds within it worldly truth, heavenly virtues, celestial contemplation and the feminine side of chastity. Sardonyx represents codes of honour, renown, brightness, vivacity; and aspects of self-control. Topaz holds the beauty of the Divine; goodness, faithfulness, friendship, love, sagacity.
A topaz also symbolises the sun.
Tourmaline inspiration and imagination are represented by the tourmaline. Friendship also comes under the same influence. Turquoise symbolises courage physical and spiritual - fulfilment, and also success. Zircon Much worldly wisdom is held within zircon, as well as the virtues of honour, and the glories (or otherwise) of riches.
3- From a spiritual point of view, jewels and their understanding can enhance personal development. In most dreams it is the better-known stones which appear, but when the lesser-known ones are seen, there is much benefit to be gained by learning more on a conscious level.
Many stones have healing properties, and this is a whole subject in itself.
The reader is referred to the many good books on this subject.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The young unmarried woman who dreams that she is given Jewels will rejoice in a life of complete satisfaction. Her desire for luxury will be gratified through a marriage with a person of high character and good business qualities.
If she dreams that she loses valuable jewels, she will have a highly dramatic affair of the heart with the proverbial happy ending. (Separate jewels are found under their proper headings).... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Looking at or buying precious stones is a recommendation: learn to live without many of the things you have been taking for granted. Losing a precious stone: unexpected good fortune will come your way.
Depth Psychology: Precious stones represent the untouchable center of your personality. Dreaming about owning jewelry says much about you. See Diamonds, Jewelry, Precious Stones. Here is some of what they symbolize:
Amethyst: intellectual flights of fancy, without losing a sense of reality, however.
Diamond: spiritual awareness/perception, but sometimes also impersonal, emotional coldness, or drive for power.
Lapis lazuli: sensibility; but also it stands for your friends and your physical vitality.
Opal: your imagination, your dream life, and the purification of urges and greed.
Pearl: serenity but also depth born of suffering. Ruby: emotional warmth, true humanity, true love, and positive interpersonal relationships.
Sapphire: religiosity, renouncing the carnal and sexual to the point of being too intellectual.
Emerald: the power of consciousness and emotional balance, because vou have “found yourself.”... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are carrying or using a pencil case suggests you are keeping secrets.
If you dream of dropping or losing your pencil case, this signifies loss of power and control of possessions. It may also suggest that you feel like you’re losing touch with the “real” you.... My Dream Interpretation
As a path spiraling upward to spiritual attainment, a spiral staircase may appear to bridge the mind with a higher intelligence. It may signify the upward path to heaven to receive the blessing of God.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing a spiral staircase: this complicated structure is always forcing us to move in tight circles. You will be thrown back on your own devices. Try to get off the merry-go-round. Depth Psychology: See Stairs, Steps.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of ascending a staircase, then you are moving up in the world, and discovering higher and loftier aspects of yourself.
If you dream of descending a staircase, then you are either giving into negativity and depression, or you are exploring deeper aspects of yourself. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you. In general, a staircase signifies that you are taking a step-by-step approach to progress in life. See Elevator and Ladder.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Changes and transformation starting from below (the unconscious) and coming to the surface (consciousness), or vice versa.
A frequent symbol in fairy tales and movies, suggesting personal growth and wholeness.
The landings in a staircase correspond to the dreamer’s energy centers (the chakras). Are you going up the stairs or coming down? According to Freud, going up symbolizes sexual union.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Example: ‘In last night’s dream the baby I dream about incessantly had been locked in a suitcase but was quite unscathed when taken out, except that it was very dirty, but still not crying. I do not have any memories in connection with these babies and the only feelings I have are those of remorse that I have neglected the baby. I have had four children of my own, none of whom were ever neglected in this way’ (Mrs C). Mrs C uses the suitcase in at least two ways. One is her womb, or reproductive ability. Although she has had four children, this does not stop her unconsciously desiring more.
The second is what ‘luggage’—emotional feelings, urges, thoughts—she carries.
Generally, it depicts the womb, what one carries inside oneself, such as longings, attitudes, fears; how we see ourself socially—the luggage might be a sign of status, how we rate ourself; also a symbol of independence or going somewhere.
See bag. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A packed suitcase may signify that you are about to travel or may predict a future trip. As baggage, it may also illustrate the tendency to carry the legacy of patterns from your family of ongin around with you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at a suitcase: you are going on a trip soon or you’ll get bad news. Buying a suitcase: you will uncover a secret (about yourself or someone else). Getting a suitcase as a gift: prepare for a pleasant surprise. See Luggage.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a suitcase signify that you will be traveling, or that you are transitioning from one level of consciousness to another. Consider the contents of the suitcase as well as the feeling tone, and whether you are carrying your victories or your heartaches into your future. This dream might be helping you to realize that you can begin to release the emotional baggage that you have been carrying around that has been weighing you down. See Purse and Baggage.... Strangest Dream Explanations