To see or dream that you are at an arcade implies that you are living your life too seriously. You should pause to reflect on a time where you were truly happy and full of pleasure. It may also mean that you feel as if you have been used by someone, or perhaps you have taken advantage of someone else. You may be trying to avoid unpleasantness and deny that you are experiencing problems.
The arcade is a diversion from the hardships of life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
On one hand, a well-known symbol for security, protection, and home, as in Family and Anchor. On the other hand, it often points to restriction and confinement, as in Cage, Prison. From mythology we know about the practice of leaving an infant in a basket. Here it indicates a special child who has been abandoned or disowned, and in spite of a hostile world is making its way successfully.
A very specific point is being made here: it is possible to survive and overcome early childhood suffering.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
It is not a good sign to dream of passing under an Arch, since it foretells interference in your love affairs. It is, in reality, a mild form of obstacle dream, that concerns your personal affairs, rather than financial. ... Mystic Dream Book
Since the arch can suggest the yoni, the feminine receptive principle, this image usually suggests that we are experiencing a form of spiritual initiation. We are being born again, given a fresh start.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of arches or doorways we are often moving into a different environment or way of life. We have to go through some form of initiation or acceptance ritual in order to succeed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream, passing through an arch suggests that he is learning to use his intuitive side more successfully, whereas in a woman’s dream it is more likely to signify that she is becoming aware of her own heritage and mystery.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of archaeology, this symbolizes digging up something from your past.
A current situation or person in your life may be bringing up old feelings for you. Or, it could be a hint to look to your past experience for clues to how to handle a current situation. Also see “Digging.”... My Dream Interpretation
(Upon him be peace.) Seeinghim in a dream and feeling happy for his meeting brings glad tidings.
If the archangel Gabriel in one’s dream speaks to him, advises him, or admonishes him in the dream, it means receiving a great honor, strength, victory in one’s life and glad tidings.
If the person is oppressed, it means that he will triumph at the end. Ifhe is sick, it means that he will recover from his illness. Ifhe is in a state of depression or fear, it means that he will overcome it and he shall sail into success. Ifhe had not yet performed his pilgrimage to Mecca, it means that he will fulfill it. Seeing the archangel Gabriel in a dream also means glad tidings of martyrdom, even if the person lives a long life.
If one receives some food or fruits from him in the dream, it means that he is one of the dwellers of paradise. However, if a disbeliever sees him in a dream, it means that he will face tribulations and punishments in his life. Ifhe considers the archangel Gabriel and the archangel Michael as equals in a dream, it means that he agrees with the people of Jewish faith.
To his own detriment, such a person might steer into an activity that is opposite to God’s instructions and consequently earns himself God’s wrath.
If the archangel Gabriel (uwbp) greets someone in his dream, it means that such a person will become a great man of knowledge and he will be recognized and distinguished in his own field.
The archangel Gabriel in a dream also represents the messenger of the king, the confidant, the carrier of glad tidings or the person who announces the birth of a son. Seeing him in a dream also indicates increase in one’s devotion, learning and acquiring in-depth knowledge of mystical realities. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream also signifies the smooth rising of the soul after death for someone who is dying.
The archangel Gabriel in a dream also represents a movement, struggle, triumph and understanding the meanings of religious knowledge or learning the secrets of astrology.
If one sees the archangel Gabriel distressed in a dream, it means that a calamity will befall the person seeing the dream.
If one becomes Gabriel in a dream, it means that he will become generous, magnanimous and blessed in his actions and performances.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
As the angel of mercy, Archangel Michael offers the sword of truth to cut away connections with the dark side of life. As the heavenly steward whose role is to protect earth s sacred ground, he unifies heaven and earth. Michael’s appearance in a dream may signify valor, truth, and protection from the spiritual dimensions.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Rules and formulas to be followed. Are the rules reasonable and accurate or is someone trying to control you? Could it be by your own belief in restrictions? Who is being holier than thou? Rules have their place as in the formula for water; H20 is the rule that is followed to create water. Nothing else will do.
If you are not trying to create water, you need not follow that rule or be held by it. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(Bridge; Stone bridge; Viaduct) An arched bridge or a viaduct in a dream represents suspicious matters or mundane questions or worldly vs. ungodly concerns.
An arched bridge or a viaduct in a dream also could represents one’s wife, or it could mean dispelling of one’s worries or trouble. Driving over an arched bridge or through a viaduct in a dream means riding a vehicle’.
An arched bridge or a stone bridge in a dream also signifies richness, luxury, longevity, a sickness, renouncing one’s allegiance, or it could mean breaking a promise.
An arched bridge in a dream also could represent a middle man, a wise man, or a ruler, except if the bridge leads to a loathsome place, or to a dead end. Crossing an arched bridge that leads to the palace of a ruler in a dream means receiving money, or it could mean getting married to a noble person.
An unknown bridge in a dream represents the world and particularly ifit connects the city with the cemetery. It also could represent a ship, or the Bridge of the Day of Judgement, for it is the last hurdle before reaching paradise.
If one crosses an arched bridge in his dream, then it means that he will cross the abode of this world into the abode of the hereafter and particularly if one meets departed souls from the world or enters unknown places or sees uncommon structures, or if a bird carries him by air, or if a beast swallows him, or ifhe falls into a ditch or flies into the heavens in his dream, all of which also means recovering from an illness or undertaking a long journey, or it could mean returning home from a long journey.
If on the other side of the bridge one ends in a fertile farm, luscious fields, or meets with an old woman in his dream, it means money. benefits and prosperity.
If the other side of the bridge leads to a mosque in the dream, it means that one will achieve his goal, fulfill his intention or perform a pilgrimage to God’s House in Mecca.
If one becomes a bridge in a dream, it means that he will acquire extensive powers or becomes an inspiration to others, or that people will come to need his authority and help. Crossing a wooden bridge in a dream means meeting with a group of hypocrites. (Also see Bridge)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Seeing an archer in a dream signifies longevity, bravery and victory over one’s enemy. In a dream, an archer also represents someone who is reared by a stepfather. (Also see Arrows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Although the word archetype has a long history, Carl Jung used it to express something he observed in human dreams. He said the archetypes are a tendency or instinctive trend in the human unconscious to represent certain motifs or themes. As our instinctive urge to reproduce may show itself in consciousness as sexual fantasies, so archetypes show themselves as cenain dream, fantasy, or story themes. Just as each individual animal does not create its own instincts, we do not create our own collective thought pattern.
The influence these archetypes have upon our conscious self is varied. Panly they are supportive, as instincts are to an animal.
Some ancient cultures erected a pantheon of gods and goddesses. Many of these gods were expressions of archetypal themes, such as death, rebirth and womanhood.
A sheepdog has in itself, unconsciously, a propensity to herd animals under direction. Through the worship of gods, perhaps ancient people touched similar reservoirs of strength and healing. Without such, the individual might find it mcre difficult to face the fact that death waits at the end of their life, or to allow sexuality to emerge into their life at pube ty.
The dream of a girl suffering from anorexia shows her cutting off her own breasts with scissors. Here her developing sexual traits and urges are unacceptable to her. Perhaps she ‘cuts them off’ by not eating, thus preventing her body and psyche from maturing. In the past it would have been recommended that she give offerings to a goddess, thus aligning her with an unconscious power to adapt and mature.
Some of these archetypal patterns of behaviour, such as territorialism and group identity, are only too obviously behind much that occurs in war, and their influence needs to be brought more fully into awareness. But we must be careful in accepting Jung s descnption of the archetypes. In more recent years, through the tremendously amplified access to the unconscious made possible in psychiatry through such drugs as LSD, a lot more information about unconscious imagery has been made available. It is possible thai certain synthesising aspects of the mind produce images to represent huge areas of collected experience, i.e. the Mystic Mother or Madonna representing our collected experience of our mother.
Whatever may be the explanation of these archetypal themes, they are imponant because they illustrate how we as individuals, and as human beings collectively, have been able to develop^ur sense of conscious identity amidst enormous forces of unconsciousness, collectivity and external stresses. Below are some common archetypal symbols and their associated images. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Archetypes are basic pictures that each of us hold deep within our subconscious. They are in a sense ‘psychic’ blueprints. These blueprints while potentially perfect can become distorted by- childhood experiences, socialisation and even parental experience.
C G Jung began studying archetypes and dividing function into thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition. Following various work by his pupils, it became possible to build up a type of ‘map’ of the interaction between all of these functions and to discover where one’s own distortions occur. Each function has a ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ quality which is perhaps better described as ‘greater’ and ‘lesser’. Each of the masculine and feminine sides of the personality has these four functions, thus there are 64 (8 x 8) interactions possible. Where a distortion has occurred, we tend to project onto those around us the archetype with which we have most difficulty (often the Shadow). Consequently there will be a tendency to repeat situations over and over (e.g. the woman who continually finds herself in close relationships with a father-figure type, or the man who continuallv finds himself at odds with women executives) until we learn how to cope with and understand our distortion.
The obverse of this is that, with awareness, one is able to accept other’s projections onto oneself without being affected bv them. Perfect balance would be achieved by using all aspects of the personality as shown below. Kindly Father and Mother are self explanatory. Ogre represents masculine anger used negatively and Destructive Mother may be wilfully destructive, or simply the smothering type that is the mother who prevents the adequate growth of her children. Youth and Princess are the more gentle, fun-loving aspects of the personality while Tramp is the eternal wanderer and Siren is the seductress or sexually active part of femininity. Hero is the self- sufficient Messianic part of the personality, while Amazon is the ‘self-sufficient’ female the efficient business woman type. Villain is the masculine part of the self who uses power for his own ends, while Competitor is die typical ‘women’s libber’ who feels that she has 110 need for men. Priest and Priestess are the powers of intuition used for the ‘greater good’, while Sorcerer uses inner power totally dispassionately and Witch uses that same power rather more emotionally and perhaps negatively.
2- More specifically the feminine archetypes arc:
This is the conventional picture of the caring mother figure, forgiving transgression and always understanding. Because much has been made of this side of femininity, until recently it was very easy to overdevelop this aspect at the expense of other sides of the personality. Destructive Mother This woman may be the ‘smothermother’ type or the frankly destructive, prohibitive mother. Often it is this aspect who either actively prevents or because of her effect on the dreamer causes difficulty in other relationships. Princess The fun-loving, innocent childlike aspect of femininity. She is totally spontaneous, but at the same time has a subjective approach to other people. Siren This type is the seductress, the sexually and sensually aware woman who still has a sense of her own importance. In dreams she often appears in historic, flowing garments as though to highlight the erotic image.
The self-sufficient woman who feels she docs not need the male: often becomes the career woman. She enjoys the cut and thrust of intellectual sparring. Competitor - She is the woman who competes with all and sundry both men and women - in an effort to prove that she is able to control her own life. Priestess - This is the highly intuitive woman who has learnt to control the flow of information and use it for the common good. She is totally at home within the inner world.
The intuitive woman using her energy to attain her own perceived ends. She is subjective in her judgement and therefore loses her discernment.
The masculine archetypes are: Kindly Father This side of the masculine is the conventional kindly father figure who is capablc of looking after the child in us. but equally of being firm and fair. Ogre This represents the angry; overbearing, aggressive and frightening masculine figure. Often this image has arisen because of the original relationship the dreamer had with their father or father figure.
The fun-loving, curious aspect of the masculine is both sensitive and creative. This is the ‘Peter Pan’ figure who has never grown up.
This is the real freedom lover, the wanderer, the gypsy. He owes no allegiance to anyone and is interested only in what lies around the next corner. Hero The hero is the man who has clcctcd to undertake his own journey of exploration. He is able to consider options and decide his next move. Often he appears as the Messianic figure in dreams. He will rescue the damsel in distress, but only as part of his growth proccss.
The villain is completely selfishly involved, not caring who he tramples on in his own search. He is often the aspect of masculinity women first meet in everyday relationships, so can remain in dream images as a threatening figure if she has not come to terms with his selfishness.
The intuitive man is the one who recognises and understands the power of his own intuition, but who usually uses it in the services of his god or gods. He may appear in dreams as the Shaman or Pagan priest.
This is the man who uses discernment in a totallv dis- passionate way for neither good nor evil, but simply because he enjoys the use of power. In his more negative aspect he is the Trickster or Master of unexpected change.
3- Spiritually, when we have access to all the archetypes, we are ready to become integrated and whole.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A number of archetypes come up in dreams again and again.
Mother image: including grandmothers, stepmothers, mother-in-laws, midwives, wise women, goddesses, the Church, universities, towns, countries, heaven, earth, oceans, fields, gardens, springs, baptismal vessels, the womb, ovens, cooking pots, cows, rabbits. All these symbols stand for childhood memories, emotional connection to our mothers, difficulties in growing up, our own character traits, and more.
Serpent biting its aum tail: conscience and ego are in need of reconciliation (this is a reference to the fundamental struggle all human beings face—the polarities of good and evil, men and women, etc.).
Mandala: this symbol of circles and quadrants represent self-realization.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Engineer) An architect in a dream represents both urban developments and urban destruction. He represents joining what is fragmented and breaking up what is whole. Seeing an architect in a dream also signifies trials, evil, calamities and disunity.
If one becomes an architect in a dream, it means longevity because of the architect’s aspirations and he will fulfill his intentions, reach a ranking station and a commanding position in his life.
If one becomes an architect in a dream, it also means that he may become ajudge, or a marriage officiant, or it could represent a poet. Seeing an architect in a dream also signifies richness after poverty and health after sickness. (Also see Artist; Carpet weaver; Graphic artist; Orthopedist)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Relates to design and in particular to your physical being, if it is a structure being designed; i.e., if a bank or a business is being designed or an architect is planning the design of one, it is probably referring to the design of finance and business in your life and is indicating the direction you are heading into in that arena of life.
If it is a hospital or doctor’s office in design, it is most likely referring to your health and telling you the direction you are heading into there. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreams of an architect represent that you are taking responsibility for your life, and are creating the blue print for your dreams and goals. Perhaps you are in the midst of manifesting or building a career or relationship.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Victory and distinction. Archways were often built in ancient Rome to welcome back conquering heroes.
Crumbled: The destruction of hopes with little warning.
An alternative type of bridge dream, in which movement from one side of the archway to the other marks a transition (see Directions).
A guidepost to follow. Just as we use important buildings for landmarks when giving directions, our ancestors used archways as meeting and business places, often at crossroads (see Cross). In this case, what’s below the archway or what’s happening there will give you more insight.... The Language of Dreams
To dream that you are in the Arctic represents your current negative emotions. You may harbor feelings of aloofness and indifference about things that were previously important to you. It may also indicate that you are trying to detach yourself emotionally from others. You feel cut off from the rest of the world.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of the Arctic symbolize loneliness, frozen emotions and/or that you’ve been given the cold shoulder. Your dream is giving you the message to ignite your passion to create some heat, and to thaw out your resignation about living your dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Appearing on an altar: The hope of blessings from a “higher” power, including authority figures.
The Mesopotamians, Babylonians, and Hebrews all had religious sects that offered animals to their gods and goddesses to gain favor. Alternatively, guilt feelings related to something perceived as a sin, for which you wish to atone through an offering.
Partially eaten flesh: Exposure; feeling like you’re at the whims of some predator in your “territory.” Also a painfully blunt reminder of mortal limitations. Likely, your emotional state is jagged, torn, and overly agitated by these sensations. You need to regain some stability.
If more than one animal devours the carcass, this signifies someone being pulled in two distinct directions, both of which seem unhealthy. Two or more forces are fighting for dominion in your life, and none has your best interests at heart.
For people considering becoming vegetarian, a disgusting carcass may signal your readiness to start heading in that direction.
Turning away from a carcass signals a change from mundane outlooks to an increased focus on metaphysical or religious matters.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of a carcass signifies the complete ending of an era in your life. There is no coming back or retreating from the fact that it is now over. Acceptance is the key to making the most of this ending. Dreaming of a carcass that moves or speaks implies the inability to accept that it is time to move on.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Sainted for having liberated France, Joan may appear as a martyr who sacrificed herself for her spiritual beliefs. She may “appear to the woman who needs to develop valor and courage to face fire, if necessary, to preserve her spiritual freedom. In that she was burned at the stake, Joan of Arc may also come to assist you to relinquish martyrdom in favor of spiritual liberation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
In a dream, it means sorrow, or earnestly seeking knowledge, desiring to become wealthy, preparing to perform a pilgrimage, or celebrating a religious festival. Ifone sees himselfmarching alone in a campaign in a dream, it means that he might endanger his own life, lose his wealth, or that he may face an awesome trial that will bear heavily on him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are marching to the beat of music suggests that you work well with others to accomplish goals. It also indicates that you may want to serve your country and display your patriotism. Perhaps you prefer to work for your city or municipal region.
To see people marching in your dream also implies that you are looking to become partners or colleagues with city or municipal officials.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(bot.) In a dream, a narcissus flower represents a woman.
A garland of narcissus in a dream represents a short lived marriage.
If an unmarried woman sees herself carrying a coronet of narcissus in a dream, it means a short lived marriage that will end either in divorce or in the death of her husband. Blooming narcissus in a dream represents a son.
A bouquet of narcissus in a dream means the death of a son. Seeing the narcissus flower in a dream also means happiness, money, gold, or silver.
The narcissus flower in a dream also signifies longevity or gray hair. (Also see Distilled water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a narcissus implies excessive pride in your appearance. This may also be a representation of a narcissistic person in one’s life. Dreaming of narcissus likewise symbolizes great love.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
[plant] (includes Daffodil) : friend. And whoever sees himself smelling a narcissus [flower], then he will become popular, for / through kindness & good. And if he sees a lot of narcissus on the earth then it indicates an increase of his family.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
Noah’s arc in a dream represents happiness,joy, festivities, salvation, relief from distress and worries, protection against drowning, a wedding, a leading position, or winning victory over one’s enemy. (Also see Noah; Ship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: Blank writing paper points to a lack of communication, or need to communicate with someone, but can also suggest a new beginning. Brown paper can highlight the utilitarian side of our nature. Old-fashioned parchment scrolls (which were originally made from animal skins) would suggest longlasting information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you have occasion in your dreams to refer to, or handle, any paper or parchment, you will be threatened with losses. They are likely to be in the nature of a lawsuit.
For a young woman, it means that she will be angry with her lover and that she fears the opinion of acquaintances. Beware, if you are married, of disagreements in the precincts of the home. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: Parcels and packages in dreams can also represent the gifts and assistance that we receive from others. Whether we are directly receiving the parcel from the person concerned or whether we are simply aware who the donor is is worth noting. It is something that we can receive with joy.
The wrapping may also be important, brown paper being more utilitarian than a more festive kind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we receive a parcel in a dream, we are being made aware of something we have experienced but not explored. At this stage, we do not quite know what the potential of the ‘gift’ is, but by exploration can find this out.
If the address is wrong or we discover that the parcel is not for us we have probably some doubts about our own abilities. When we are sending a parcel or package we are sending our energy out into the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Something we have experienced but not explored the impon of.
A parent may die, for instance, but we may not ‘unwrap’ the feelings evoked enough to see we have taken something to hean.
If we did we might find a regret at not expressing the love we felt while Mum or Dad was still alive, and we now want to be more daring in giving love. Also, one’s potential or latent skills; impressions or ‘gifts’ received from others—such as support, love, their example— but not made fully conscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we receive a parcel in a dream, we are being made aware of something we have experienced but not explored. At this stage, we do not quite know what the potential of the gift is, but by exploration can find this out. When we are sending a parcel or package we arc sending our energy out into the world.
2- Parcels and packages in dreams can also represent the gifts that one receives from others. It can often be important to note who is actually giving us the gift, whether it is being directly received from the person concerned or whether we are simply aware who the donor is and that it is something that we can receive with joy.
3- Parcels and packages can suggest latent potential and gifts or skills.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Inciting someone to research, or to impel one’s animal to drive faster in a dream means investigating the secrets of life after death, or explaining its meaning. (Also see Impel)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be doing research in dreams, particularly if it is beyond our field of knowledge in waking life, indicates that we need to widen our focus, take in extra knowledge and not be narrow minded.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Research and development in waking life is a large part of many companies way of working, so in dreams we will often find that this concept points us to new ways of operating, not just in our working but also in our personal lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are searching for something or someone, symbolzies the need to find something that is missing or needed in your life. You may be searching for a solution to a problem.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a search bar denote receptivity, curiosity, and that you are seeking something important. Consider the word you typed into the search bar to be a clue toward what your subconscious mind is wanting you to find. See Searching and Keyword.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Usually indicates an attempt to find: a past way of life, like wanting to have childhood lack of responsibilities, a lover from the past; an answer to a pressing problem, one’s identity or sense of value in a particular setting. May also indicate a feeling of having lost something—youth, sexual appeal, creativity, motivation. See looking. Idioms: searched high and low; a searching look; search me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To be searching in a dream is an attempt to find an answer to a problem.
If we arc searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we arc searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.
Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.
The movement towards spirituality often begins from a feeling of searching for something.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For what exactly are you looking in the dream? This symbol will help you interpret the internal search that’s going on.
For example, seeking a missing coin might represent a longing to recapture financial security after a loss, and looking for a person can represent the desire for a mate.
How does the search feel? Is it futile or hopeful? If the former, perhaps your present focus is in the wrong place. What we think we need and what’s hest for us are not always in sync.... The Language of Dreams
Dreams of searching signify that you there is an aspect of your life in which you feel incomplete or les than whole. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message that what you are searching for you are searching with.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Any dream of searching or looking for someday or someone is an indication of personal loss or a fear of a possible loss at some future time. These dreams recur frequently, especially when “searching” for a loved one who is dead. So often the dreamer never quite sees or reaches the dream figure.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Dreams of starch signify that you are in a sticky situation, bonding, and/or are feeling stuck. Dreams of starchy foods represents a desire for a burst of energy and inspiration that burns quickly. See Potato, Bread and Low-Carb.... Strangest Dream Explanations