Insects are another common dream theme. Generally, they appear in your dreams much as they show up in life; as sources of minor irritations or annoyances with people or situations.
• However, insects left unchecked can grow quickly, in vast numbers and be harbingers of disease. Infestations in your dream indicate a course of action that is long overdue! • Ants indicate a need to work together as a team, bees are about being busy but also appreciating the sweetness of your life.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
To dream of eating cheesecake foretells good social times with friends.
If the cake is very sweet, you may be coming into some money.
If you dream of sharing the cheesecake with someone else, you might feel that person is getting attention or even material things that you deserve. Focus on sharing your responsibilities, and you may also share in the rewards.
To dream of buying cheesecake means you’re learning to be happy in the spotlight.... My Dream Interpretation
Psychological / emotional perspective: To divide into parts signifies creating manageable portions, perhaps breaking down a series of actions to understand them better. Crossing a divide is similar to crossing a chasm: we must face our own fears.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we are dissecting a body or animal we are trying to learn how something works or what relationships the various parts might have with one another. This might apply to a task or project in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Depth Psychology: You are attempting to get to the bottom of something by using reason and your intellect. Whether this is really necessary depends on the rest of the dream symbols. It might be best to choose the golden mean between head and emotions.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are performing a dissection, indicates that you are facing and dealing with some deep issues or repressed thoughts. You must face them head-on to get rid of the negative feelings associated with these issues.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a fly signify a desire for eyes in the back of your head. You are accessing your acute awareness and survival skills. Or, something or someone is being a nuisance, distraction, and irritant. You are realizing that your persistence is annoying the people in your life. This is a call to take a hint and buzz off.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of insects means that you must rise above your trials. This may also represent someone or something ‘bugging’ and ‘pestering’ you. These unwelcome intrusions and disturbances must be immediately addressed. On the other hand, insects are said to be godly messengers. They may be prompting you to rearrange and manage your thoughts while giving importance to your values. Often, insects are representations of sensitivity, accuracy, and precision.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Insects in a dream always represent obstacles that you must overcome to reach your goals, if you manage to exterminate them or they are not bothersome to you then you will meet your obstacles with strength, and be able to overcome them. Insects also represent excessive worry over certain things, meditate to find out what they might mean to you by using all the symbols in your dream for reference.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To dream about insect repellant suggests that you have the strength and ability to deal with the issues and/or people who are annoying or troubling you. This dream may also signify the need to wipe the slate clean and start fresh in some situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Some dream interpretation books name specific insect symbols. However, the main idea to consider when you are interpreting this dream symbol is that you may currently be annoyed or “bugged” by a person or a situation in life. Use common sense and some general impressions about the specific insect when interpreting your dream.
For example, if you are dreaming about bees stinging you think, about some of your relationships.
If you are dreaming about ants consider you social interactions and work ethic.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dream about bees stinging you, think carefully about your relationships and the motives of others. Insects in a dream can also represent obstacles that you must overcome to reach your goals.
If you manage to exterminate them, or if they are not bothersome to you, then you will meet your obstacles with strength and be able to overcome them. Insects also represent excessive worry over certain things.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Example: ‘I have to keep walking because there is something I am afraid of behind me. When I am pressed up against the ceiling being crushed I look down and the stairs and bannister rail are swarming alive with a black moving wave of crawling things, like some awful insects. In the hallway is a swamp with crocodiles and other hideous things. My terror is terrible.
The person who actually lived in this pan of the house was the owner’s mother. She treated me badly but no one knew as she was artful in her abuse. She pulled me along by my hair, locked me in a cupboard, and once locked me in the orchard—four high walls and a hidden door’ (Rita).
The example shows memones of pain and anger are still irritating or ‘bugging’ Rita.
The swamp shows these feelings undermine her confidence.
Generally insects represent irritations or feeling something ‘bugging’ one; feeling insignificant—the ant in the mass of other ants, sexual urges, especially with cockroaches. As Jiminy Cricket suggests, insects can represent our conscience and guilt which remind us of feelings wc might sooner forget; perhaps insects represent these areas because they live their life in our house and garden largely unseen, so depict thoughts and feelings occurring on the edge of consciousness. Also one’s children; if flying off, children leaving home. Wasp, hornets: painful emotions; feeling stung by remarks. Lice, parasites: thoughts or sexual habits which are purely selfish or carry a health risk; feeling others are parasitical. Spider: often the dependent emotions and conflicts one feels ‘caught in’ connected with mother, any emotions you don’t want to ‘handle’, such as those surrounding a spouse leaving. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Deeply rooted unconscious content. Almost always a sign of nervousness and unconscious fears. Insects behave like mini-robots and, in that sense, this dream image is a warning against living carelessly.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Insects in dreams can reflect the feeling that something is irritating or bugging us. It may also indicate our feeling of insignificance and powerlessness. It will depend on the particular insect in the dream as to the interpretation. Thus, a wasp might indicate danger, whereas a beetle could mean either dirt or protection.
Psychologically, insects can represent feelings we would rather do without. This could be something niggling at our consciences, or guilt. Insects tend to signify negative feelings.
3- Psychically insects can appear in dreams as some kind of threat.
This is one reason why they are often used in psychological thrillers and science fiction. More positively, insects can appear in dreams as reminders of instinctive behaviour.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a single creature, this may be a communication from your inner self. Bees were considered divine messengers by several ancient civilizations.
Revulsion: Sickness, decay, corruption, or filth. What the insects are flying around should provide more insight as to the source of these feelings.
If you are an insect with wings, possibly a type of flying dream.
Feeling as small and insignificant as an insect.
Petty annoyances. Usually manifested in the dream as buzzing or flying insects from which you cannot rid yourself.
(see Clothes, Fabric)
Working out a difficult situation by diligently applying a little pressure.
If the iron appears at a dry cleaners, this indicates that you’re hoping for someone else to straighten things out.
The advice here is not to pass the buck on a problem that is best handled yourself.
An unattended iron symbolizes a potential hazard resulting from misapplied energy, often of an emotionally heated nature. Take care right now that you’re paying attention to those who care about you, and their feelings.
If something’s amiss, iron it out!... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Being surrounded by insects means unpleasant and irritating people or events ahead. Are there spiders among the insects you see? Be very, very careful: somebody is spying on you from a distance. Looking at insects: some annoying person is bothering you with empty gossip. Being bitten by a large insect: you need to deal with a loss; or your soul— because of either future or past experiences—is reacting by bringing on an illness.
Depth Psychology: Seemingly insignificant events turn out to be more important than you thought. Guilt feelings or a bad conscience is bothering you. See Bee, Fly, Spider.
The insect represents instinctive actions and conduct. Whether your actions are beneficial or harmful can be determined bv look- ing at the rest of the dream images.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychically, insects can appear in dreams as some kind of threat. This is one reason why they are often used in psychological thrillers and science fiction. Some form of spiritual ‘infection’ may have taken place. Fleas are symbolic of the type of disruption that is likely to hurt, rather than destroy, such as gossip.
A mantis represents deviousness, particularly of a spiritual kind. It is that trickster part of us that can create problems when things are effectively working out for us; it is that aspect of our personality which perhaps preys on the other parts and will not take its place within our overall integration. More positively, insects such as ants can appear in dreams as reminders of instinctive behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Insects tend to signify negative feelings and link us to primal instinctive behaviour, that of survival against all odds. In dreams, we often translate a quality or a situation we are struggling with into an object such as an insect; psychologically, insects can represent feelings we would rather do without. This could be something niggling at our consciences, or guilt. We may additionally be aware that we are not being treated properly and that people who should be our friends are not being fair.
To be aware of a predatory insect such as a mantis may indicate that we are conscious of trickery around us. Whatever threatens us does so on a very basic level, and we may have no defences, except those of our own nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Insects in dreams can reflect the feeling that something is irritating or bugging us. They may also indicate our feelings of insignificance and powerlessness and it will depend on the particular insect in the dream as to the interpretation. Thus, a wasp might indicate danger, whereas a beetle could mean either dirt or protection. Fleas are an irritation; there may be people or situations in our lives that are causing us difficulty, or that we feel are being parasites, and we need to go through a process of decontamination in order to be free. Flies are always associated with something nasty, which does not allow for the fact that they also devour rotten material, and thus are cleansing. So to dream of flies is to be aware that we have certain negative aspects of our lives that need dealing with.
To dream of a swarm of flies indicates the deliberate intention of a large group of individuals. Where one insect may appear to be moving aimlessly, large numbers do not. Often we can only succeed in changing matters by group behaviour. As with most insects, the mantis often represents something devious within our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream about insects suggests the dreamer must confront unpleasant feelings, or possibly an unpleasant person, in real life before a situation will be resolved. Also see “Beetle”, “Cockroach”, “Crickets” and “Ladybug.”... My Dream Interpretation
Insects such as bees, bugs, flies and the like are not very serious as omens for the dreamer. They represent small worries that accompany most any task when it becomes irksome.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
General Meaning: In a prophetic dream or a vision where the connotation is negative, various insects can speak of: • • Destruction, an attack from the enemy.
• • Negative words spoken against you.
• • Things that are an annoyance.
• • Things that bring fear.
• • A spirit of destruction (as in the ointment that was spoiled).
• • The presence of Satan himself, displayed as the Lord of the Flies.
It is important to remember that insects can mean different things to different people. Apply the principles in the Way of Dreams and Visions book for all internal dreams, and ask yourself this question: • What does this insect mean to ME (or to the person who had the dream)? • It is very seldom that insects would be positive. However you might dream that you are crushing insects. Or perhaps you are overcoming them in a dream, where you are the main character.
• This would be positive! It would mean that you are overcoming something negative in your life.
• A lady bug is an insect that pollinates fruit and is a good picture of something that is being used of God to assist you in bringing fruitfulness in your life.
• I shared an illustration in the Dreams and Visions book of a lady who had a fear of spiders. She had a dream where she was crushing them. Spiders represented fear in her dreams. By dreaming that she was crushing them, it spoke of how she was overcoming fear in her life! • So ask yourself, “How do I feel about this insect in real life? Does it bring fear? It is just an annoyance? It is a pet? Does it provide a benefit? (like a bee that provides honey).” • You decide and apply it then to your internal dream. Negative: Once again, what does the insect mean to you? If you dream of having insects swarming you, this is not likely a good dream! • It could speak of things annoying you that are overpowering you in real life. It might speak of fears that are assailing you, or problems that are getting too much.
• I grew up having some horrible experiences with cockroaches.
To this day they give me the creeps even more than spiders! Although they clearly speak of the work of the enemy in visions, in my case dreaming of a cockroach would likely speak of my inner fears or things that I would rather avoid.
• Do you see how important it is to identify the symbols in an internal dream?
There are some positive references to insects in Scripture.
For example locusts were something that the Israelites were allowed to eat. (Leviticus 11:22) • There is another passage that speaks of how Samson was given honey from some bees that had made their home in the carcass of a lion. (Judges 14:8) • Then again let us not forget the plague: • Exodus 10:14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous [were they]; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
• So my conclusion is this: If your vision or prophetic dream has a positive connotation, then the insects would speak of something that provides sustenance.
• It speaks of spiritual food, or the Lord providing for your basic needs.
• However, the Lord also sent a plague of insects on Egypt to deliver His people. So in this case, seeing a plague of insects in a positive light could speak of the Lord sending judgment on the system of the world to bring blessing to His people.
In general insects are unclean in scripture and speak of the work of the enemy I often see insects in the spirit when praying for healing. When I see them I know that I am dealing with a spirit of infirmity.
• David spoke about a swarm of bees that stung like thorns.
• Then the enemy of the Israelites was referred to as a swarm of bees. (Deut 1:44) • Flies • Flies specifically always have a negative connotation. They are often tied in with Satan himself, being known as the Beelzebub, Lord of the flies.
• On a personal note, in the spirit when I have seen Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies, the vision has often represented things that relate to the New Age cult.
• When I have given personal ministry and seen this demon, after questioning the person it turns out they had some New Age involvement.
• I do not encourage you to get ‘hung up’ on demons, but if you do come across this in personal ministry, you know what it is and how to deal with it.
• Remember, the enemy CANNOT attack you, unless he has been given license through sin.
The book the Way of Blessing is a powerful resource to understanding this better.
• Leviticus 11:43 You will not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither will you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled by it.
• These are loathsome creatures that scurry in the dark and feed in dirt.
If you • see cockroaches in the spirit then you know that the enemy has gained license to your life. Because of their nature they are a good representation of small sins that have crept into your life.
• The good news is, that just as they are easy to squash in the natural, so can you easily take authority over any work of the enemy in the spirit.
Ant, Beelzebub, Bees, Caterpillar, Fleas, Flies, Locusts.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
Psychological / emotional perspective: Occasionally we all need to recharge our batteries, and to dream of an island can help, or warn us, to do this. Dreaming of a desert or treasure island indicates there is something to be gained by being alone and exploring our ability to cope with such a situation. We may actually function better in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of feeling insecure, this may reflect your real-life anxieties and self-doubt. However, the dream also suggests that by applying yourself and practicing confidence, you will be successful in your current endeavors.
If you dreamed of the insecurity or shyness of others, you may be thwarted in your plans when someone you thought you could count on backs out.... My Dream Interpretation
1- An intersection which appears in a dream such as a T junction indicates there is a choice of two ways forward. Two opposites maybe coming together in our waking lives, and we arc able to make changes and move forward in a more focused wav.
2- If we are conscious of an intersection - perhaps in a pattern which appears in a dream we are being offered choices, and perhaps have to differentiate between right and wrong.
3- When we meet an intersection in dreams, we are putting ourselves in a position of having to make choices which may have a greater impact on others than they do on us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
When we meet an intersection in dreams, for instance two roads or paths crossing or meeting, we are having to make choices which may have a greater impact on others than they do on us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we are conscious of an intersection – perhaps in a pattern that appears in a dream – we are being offered choices, and perhaps have to differentiate between right and wrong.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: An intersection that appears in a dream – such as a t-junction – indicates there is a choice of two ways forward. Two opposites may be coming together in our waking lives, and we are able to make changes and move forward in a more focused way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Secretary) In a dream, hiding a secret means concealing knowledge from those who need it, or it could mean having good nature, or having good qualities. (Also see Secretary)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of prosecuting someone is an integration dream reflecting your desire to prove another’s guilt to exalt your own position. These qualities, which you find so offensive, are disowned aspect of yourself. See Judge, Critic and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of being second or of playing second fiddle signify competitive feelings and frustration and not being first. This dream may be a message to focus on being the best you that you can be and to stop comparing yourself with your projections of others.
If you dream of seconds flying by, then you are deeply enjoying whom you are with and what you are doing.
If you dream of having seconds, as in a second helping of food, then this denotes a hunger for life and insatiability.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of second hand or a hand-me-downs are about feelings of deservability and of using that which is not originally yours. This dream may be permission for you to express your originality. Alternatively, second hand items can also be a message for you to be more resourceful.
If you are watching the second hand of a clock, you are anticipating an important occurrence.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A frequent symbol when your life is too one-sided and you are engaged intellectually either too much or too little. According to Jung, the intellectual area and consciousness are challenged.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Confiding) A secret in a dream means marriage. Ifsomeone tells a secret that does not denote marriage, then it means becoming a shareholder in a business, or it could mean trusting someone, or inheriting him. (Also see Confiding)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
of the universe dreams Writers commonly quote the experience of William James who, while under anaesthetic, dreamt he found the secret of the universe. What he was left with was the doggerel ‘Higamus Hogumus women are monogamous—Hogumus Higamus, men are polygamous’ The conclusion is that dreams cannot be truly revelatory. While it may be true to say that some such dreams contain little which adds to the dreamer’s understanding, some dreams give insights which profoundly alter the dreamer’s future attitudes or actions.
Revelatory dreams are more common to men than women. This may be because more men concern themselves with questions of what the universe is.
If the dreamer creates a mental or emotional tension in themselves through the intensity with which they pursue such questions—and we need to accept that often such intensity anses out of anxiety regarding death and one’s identity—then the self-regulatory process of dreaming might well produce an apparent revelation to ease the tension. On the opposite tack, research into mental functioning during dreaming, or in a dreamlike state as in research using LSD, shows that there is an enormously increased ability to access associated ideas, allow feeling responses and achieve novel viewpoints. Freud pointed out that dreams have access to greater memory resources and associated ideas. P H. Stafford and B.H. Golightly, in their book dealing with LSD as an aid to problem solving, say that this dreamlike state enables subjects to ‘form and keep in mind a much broader picture . . . imagine what is needed—for the problem—or not possible . . . diminish fear of making mistakes*. One subject says ‘1 had almost total recall of a course I did in thermodynamics; something I had not given any thought to in years.’
Although humans have such power to scan enormous blocks of information or experience, look at it from new angles, sift it with particular questions in mind and so discover new connections in old information, there are problems, otherwise we would all be doing it.
The nature of dream consciousness, and the faculties described, is fundamentally different to waking awareness, which limits, edits, looks for specifics, avoids views conflicting with its accepted norm, and uses verbalisation.
A nonverbal, symbolic scan of massive information is largely lost when translated to waking consciousness.
My experience is that the content of revelatory dreams is almost wholly lost on waking.
If the individual explores the dream while awake, however, and dares to take consciousness into the realm of the dream, then the enormous waves of emotional impact, the massive collection of details, the personality changing influence of major new insights, can be met.
The reason most of us do not touch this creative process is in fact the same reason most of us do not attempt other daring activities—it takes guts. See creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a secret signify distrust, caution, and fear. Secrets can either represent that which is sacred or that which is based on shame and fear. Your dream may be giving you the message that people are as sick as their secrets, and to share your most shameful secrets with a qualified therapist or trusted friend. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you have a secret admirer, signifies that you will achieve a rise in social status, without causing resentment among your present circle. You will remain much admired and well-loved.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of any secret order, denotes a sensitive and excited organism, and the owner should cultivate practical and unselfish ideas and they may soon have opportunities for honest pleasures, and desired literary distinctions. There is a vision of selfish and designing friendships for one who joins a secret order. Young women should heed the counsel of their guardians, lest they fall into discreditable habits after this dream.
If a young woman meets the head of the order, she should oppose with energy and moral rectitude against allurements that are set brilliantly and prominently before those of her sex.
For her to think her mother has joined the order, and she is using her best efforts to have her mother repudiate her vows, denotes that she will be full of love for her parents, yet will wring their hearts with anguish by thoughtless disobedience.
To see or hear that the leader is dead, foretells severe strains, and trials will eventually end in comparative good. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of a secret passageway, indicates hidden power and your desire for inner exploration and self-discovery. Something needs to emerge from your unconscious - and when it does, you will discover new opportunities and increase your level of consciousness.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a secret society represent power, mystery, and that you are being initiated into deeper realms of your infinite nature. This dream may be cautioning you to be mindful of how you use your personal power. Also, you are being cautioned to be responsible of your part in the collective power that is generated when you participate with a zealous group of individuals. See Brotherhood and Ceremony.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Keeping a secret; Scribe; Secretary of state; Tailor; Vice-regent; Writer) In a dream, a secretary represents someone who is acquainted with the ins-and-outs of a business, or a woman who is aware of the private life of her employer, or she could be his wife or his mistress. (Also see Keeping a secret)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: A secretary in a man’s dream usually expresses his desire for an erotic relationship with his real secretary. In other dreams, the secretary represents an area in your life that, while important, plays a secondary role.
To find out more about the dream, observe what the secretary is doing.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: if somebody is telling you a secret: it’s a good sign, promising a new relationship or a new friend. Betraying a secret, however, will bring shame and misfortune.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about secrets refers to something you know but won’t admit, because you are still in denial. This dream is a clear indication of self-deception. Lift the veil of secrecy— the sooner the better!... Dreamers Dictionary
(Including caretakers) in performing a dual function, that of authority figures and guardians of property, security personnel appearing in dreams tend to represent a curb on enjoyment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
As a form of identification, dreaming about your social security card or number may point to an over- identification with the authontanan stnictures of society. As a play on words, it may also mention feelings of insecurity in social situations.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A man once came to Hazrat Imaam Ja’far (RA) and said.”I saw myself as if I were embracing the moon”.
The Imaan asked:. “Are you a bachelor?” He answered in the affirmative.
The Imaam said: “You shall marry the most beautiful lady of her time”. Thereafter, the person was not seen for a very long time. Then Suddenly he appeared one day and said to the Imaam. “My master! I have married the most beautiful lady of Madeenah. But last night I saw a dream as if I were carrying the moon”.
The Imaam interpreted this dream saying: “She Shall bear you the most beautiful boy of his time”. He said: “ She shall bear you the most beautiful boy of his time”. He said: “O master! At this very moment she is expecting”.
The reporter of this incident say that matters turned out to be exactly as the Imaam had interpreted. May Allah have mercy on the Imaam.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of receiving a vasectomy is a sign that you may be feeling a need to get back to your roots. There is an indication of ‘tribe’ here and a suggestion that connecting to the earth through ‘drumming’ or ‘gardening’, etc. may be helpful at this time.
To dream of fearing a vasectomy may be an indication that you are uncertain about an important decision and need to rethink it. Note the connections in your waking life.
For example, if you or your partner is about to undergo a vasectomy and there are dreams of fear surrounding it, then this may be cause to discuss the matter before proceeding.... Dream Symbols and Analysis