Sunday, 18 November 2018

Dream Symbols: A

(See Calculator)
A counting frame is used as a symbol in dreams to bring your attention to the things in your life that need to be assessed or added up. The beads or counters can symbolise time, money, or your own personal tools and skills which you have stored away and not used. The beads are framed so the idea here is one of restriction and having ideas without the freedom to express them, for example having money stored away that cannot be accessed when it is really needed or having talents that can’t be used because of circumstance. Black and white beads symbolise balance and harmony and mixed colours represent having a good mixture of skills and talents.
(See Lost)
To dream of being abandoned highlights your fears of rejection and loneliness, sometimes when you are feeling alone with your problems this filters through as an abandonment dream. This type of dream is used to help the dreamer come to terms with coping alone and to face the unknown in the knowledge that ultimately strength comes from within and it is not something that other people can provide you with.
(See Body/Pregnancy)
In spiritual symbolism the abdomen is viewed as the centre of your power source and spiritual energy. Any problems with your abdomen in a dream suggest that there are blockages in that energy. If there is something in your tummy, like a baby for example then this will link with your ability to give life to a project and for it to grow into something of value. The abdomen is often used to symbolise pent up feelings that you hold inside, they need to be released so that you can move forward in a way that will help you feel more relaxed and contented with your life.
(See Australia)
These indigenous people link the dreamer with their own basic instincts and perhaps with needing to spend time alone to consider one’s own spiritual journey. Going walkabouts?
(See Miscarriage)
In dream symbolism if a baby is symbolic for something that has the potential to grow and develop, something that if nurtured could be carried through to completion or success, then you can understand why abortion is sometimes used to represent when you decide (or other people decide) that the time is not right to carry on with the plans that you previously made. 
Babies are often symbolic for a personal venture in dream language, perhaps work related, any situation where you must gather all your energy and creativity so that your desires can become everything that you want it to be. Therefore, in dreams abortion is sometimes used as a symbol to explain how something can’t be carried forward to full-term, for numerous and varied reasons.
Maybe the time just isn't right, you may or may not have known this when you started out with your idea, perhaps you have decided not to proceed for the time being. It is regrettable and sad and no doubt you will spend considerable amounts of time and energy wondering if your decisions are the right ones. 
Dreaming of abortion is unusual because there are many other ways to translate a message about being unable to achieve the things that you previously wanted to achieve, or when you have changed your mind about a course of action. I guess it's down to the individual and the type of message you need to hear. This type of symbolism will probably connect with guilt at ending something that had the potential to become 'something' if it was nurtured and cared for. The end of a relationship could be shown this way or the forceful end to your previously held dreams.
(See Wound)
An abscess will represent collective negative energy in dream symbolism, which will eventually need to be attended to, it will require care to promote healing and restoration. An abscess gives us the feeling of something that is festering inside or eating away at us. Emotional pain and anxiety which needs you to instigate or cut away at the source of a problem if you want things to get better. 
(See Crash/Journey)
Any type of accident in a dream rarely foretells of an actual accident, more likely they are used to symbolise a situation that happens by accident and not a planned event. (You didn’t plan for this) It helps you to remember that circumstances are out of your control and sometimes you can only watch as things come to pass. 
This doesn't mean that the accident you witnessed in your dream is going to play itself out in your waking life. An example of this is when you dream of traffic accidents, these types of dreams will often relate to the journey you are on, or the shared journey. Collisions can represent the colliding of different personalities and this can affect the journey you are on together. It can mean that you try to change tact or avoid confrontation, therefore the accident symbolises a time when you cannot avoid the inevitable any more. 
Seeing other people in an accident helps you come to terms with your own lack of power over them, as much as you want to protect them and keep them safe from harm you cannot protect them from themselves. This type of dream helps you understand how powerless you feel against things going wrong, this type of dream also happens to people who worry a lot and it can be viewed as a face your fear dream where you must harden up and understand the term "What will be, will be." You can’t prevent people from getting hurt, the hurt is usually shown in dreams as a physical hurt when in fact the hurt is the type that is felt on the inside and it this suffering that makes us all stronger. You can’t protect someone from this life learning. A mistake!
(See Games)
If you see an ace card in your dream, then you are being shown a successful outcome for a chance that you take. Aces are also used to symbolise positive people. The hand you are dealt now is a positive one.
(See Poison)
Acid symbolises a problem that can slowly eat away at you; it can cause hurt and damage unless you act or steer clear of people who spread gossip. Acid can sometimes be symbolic for bitter words spoken; as in an acid tongue.
(See Skin)
Acne is a symbol that will link with your own personal insecurities and how you feel you are perceived by your peers, it can also symbolise stress or pressure. Time is the greatest healer and learning to let the small stuff go over your head will help. Spots can also be used to explain small issues that come up and go down quickly. 
(See Exams/Obstacles/Tests)
This might be an obstacle dream that requires you to find ways to overcome your own personal obstacles. Trying to accomplish anything in a dream is usually quite difficult, these types of dreams fall into the obstacle dream category where you must try to complete a task and overcome the obstacles that you are presented with, these obstacles will be symbolic for a life challenge that you are faced with. The challenge could be anything from trying to get somewhere, get over something, make something work or trying to communicate with other people. (Like when you try to connect on the telephone in a dream and it seems impossible to do.) Basically, you are trying to use your skills to accomplish a successful outcome and then move on from the experience, but if you experience the same dream scenario repeatedly then you haven’t yet accomplished what you needed to.
If you link the individual test or task that you are trying to accomplish in your dream with a personal challenge you are faced with you can get an idea as to if you will be successful or not. It is not always possible to complete a task or accomplish your challenges because they are also reliant on other people to play their part. It might be that it isn’t the right time to accomplish what you are trying to do, and you will need to return to it later, this dream stands to help you understand this message.If in your dream you manage to accomplish what you are trying to achieve then you can use this information towards being secure in the knowledge that you can now achieve your goals, whatever they are.
Acorns symbolise spiritual growth and personal fulfilment. Ideas can also be symbolised by acorns in dreams. From little acorns big oaks trees grow. Worth remembering if you have been considering starting a new venture or have a small business idea. Acorns will symbolise growth and development.  
(See /Stage/Television/Theatre) 
The spiritual symbolism of an actress or actor will link with the notion that we are the actors of our own play, our earthly life is thought of as the stage where we act out all our desires and challenges to see how we will respond in any given circumstance. Our character is built from what we experience while on earth, how we react and play out the many distinct roles we have created for ourselves depends on conscious choices that we make every day. In dream language being an actor or actress simply reminds us that we have choices and can direct our play in any way that we want to. Freewill ensures that we can choose how to play our part, choose how our character should be, making conscious choices that we can live with rather than living a life scripted by other people. 
If a famous actor/actress turns up in your dream they are being used to represent a character who you can relate to, maybe they have character traits you should notice or develop in yourself. Remember they might be symbolic for someone else around you, negative characters can be described to you in this way. The dreamer must try to think about who the famous character is portraying in your life and what the message is about. Consider that sometimes famous people play a bad character but in real life they are a good person, so you might be dealing with someone who has two different characters rolled into one.
(See Injection/Needle/Pins)
Pins and needles can symbolise getting ‘needled’ or annoyed with someone. Pins can also help to remind you of the importance of getting your point across. Acupuncture is used as a symbol when you need to find an alternative way to get rid of the pressure and stress that builds up inside you, it needs to be released in a safe way,
(See Dancing/Gymnast)
An acrobat can symbolise agility and balance of the mind, depending on how well you perform the gymnastics in your dream. This type of symbol could be used to explain how you are expected to pull off amazing feats with the energy that you have available to you, it also helps you to acknowledge that some people expect too much from you. The moves that you must implement to complete a challenge. Are you bending over backwards to please someone else?
Adam and Eve 
(See People)
Adam and Eve represent life’s lessons and all that there is to learn regards relationships, temptations and growth as a person. This will relate to something that you need to learn and experience for your own spiritual growth and development. Adam is viewed as the first man and can be used in dreams to symbolise the first love. Eve symbolises the temptress and the first woman who is loved.
(See Glue)
This sticky substance can symbolise the bonds that help keep people together and the strength of the glue in your dream is important and can symbolise the strength of the bonds that you have with other people, or perhaps the strength of your ties to the past. Glue can also explain being in a sticky situation?
Any addiction is used as a symbol to show you that you are dependent on something or someone and this is detrimental to your overall well-being. Sometimes an addiction is present in your life and it manifests into a dream to make you aware of a problem that you are ignoring, maybe because you do not feel ready to let something go or because you are close to someone who has addiction problems. This dream will recur until an addiction is accepted.  Addiction dreams use symbolism like being unable to use the brakes in a car to show how you are unable to stop, this way the dream is expressing your lack of control over your life. Addiction is one of life’s cruelest obstacles and can only be overcome when a person is ready. Mostly addiction dream symbolism will link with your inability to take control of a situation, if an addiction is becoming life threatening or too out of control your dreams will try to warn you about this, but these types of dreams are tailored to the individual using whatever symbolism works best. 
(See Boat/Journey)
An Admiral might be used to symbolise a person who should take charge and steer the family towards calm waters. This type of symbol will usually link with the journey dream and the existing emotional journey you are on. This symbol reminds you of your own power and energy so that you can take charge of the helm and guide you and your family in the direction that you want to go.
Dreaming of committing adultery might happen because you are looking for qualities in a partner that seem to be missing from your own personal relationships. You can explore other relationships in a safe way through your dreams. If you dream that your partner commits adultery it will link with the ‘fear dream’ scenario and your own insecurities about the relationship, this happens when you need to deal with your insecurities for the relationship to make progress or find balance.
(See Aircraft/Destination/Journey)
Travel and journey dreams help you to acknowledge the existing juncture that your life is at and the means of transport you use in a dream can give you a clue as to the energy at your disposal, for you to get where you want or need to be in the future. Planes needs you to have faith in yourself and take off into the unknown, perhaps putting your trust in someone else to help you make progress. Planes lift you up and exhilarate you while taking you on long and exciting journeys, and this helps you to become aware of the distance that you need to travel to get where you want to be. A plane can symbolise a project taking off and making great progress, much effort is needed to reach the heights and distance that you want to achieve but if you dream high and have faith you can reach your goals.
Any problems with the plane or flight in your dream warns you about obstacles that could get in the way of success. In dreams a plane crash can warn you about several precarious situations, basically you have put your faith into flying high with your dreams and this takes great courage, crashes symbolise how you have lost faith in yourself or in your chances of success. Remember to give some thought to your own experience of flying because this dream might link with your own personal fears of flying, in which case the dream could be prompting you to face your fears so that you can travel further afield or widen your horizons. 
(See Archery/Shooting/Target)
Any dreams about aiming or scoring will symbolise the things that you are aiming for in your life, the outcome is not always known because it depends on the energy and motivation that you have at your disposal and your own ability to keep trying. Practise and hard work will help you to hit the target.
The type of aircraft in your dream will symbolise the extent of the power needed for flight or for a project to take off, this can link to the power of your dreams and the work involved getting them into reality. You need to learn the craft before your ideas can take flight.
Army aircraft will link with the battles and obstacles you need to overcome before you can be successful whereas passenger aircraft will have more to do with the people you share your journey, dreams, and ideas with. Holiday aircraft are often used in dreams to help you recognise the need for a break from the norm, a personal need to be lifted out of the everyday mundane duties that weigh you down and keep you grounded or prevent you from flying with your dreams. 
(See Destination/Journey)
An airport is a convenient symbol which helps to inform you that you are at a crucial stage of change in your life or are moving from one phase into another in an exciting grand way. If you are stuck at an airport, then you do not have the means as yet to take flight or move forward in the way that you wish to. Obstacles at the airport represent delayed progress.
(See Sirens)
Alarms are usually used in dreams to prepare or warn you of upcoming notable events, perhaps it is time that you got up and made a start on plans that you made previously. When alarm bells are ringing in a dream it could symbolise how you are suspicious of someone’s genuineness.
Alarm Clock 
(See Clock/Time)
Alarm clocks remind us that it is time to ‘rise’ and do something worthwhile; the time has arrived for you to act. Only you personally can know what it is you should be doing with your time to make it more productive.
(See Bar/Drink/Food)
It depends on your own attitude to alcohol to fully translate this dream, guilty pleasures, excess, or just letting your hair down occasionally. Alcohol needs time to fully mature and this can help you understand that it is time that you developed a mature approach to your life. You will inevitably do this anyway. If you are offered drink in your dream but you are unsure of the actual contents of the drink then this will represent how you are unsure or uneasy about what is being offered to you in your life, you are not confident it is a genuine offer and worry about the effect on you if you accept. Food and drink in dreams symbolise the nourishment you receive from other people or how fulfilled you are, so if you are given a celebratory drink it could be that you are in for a merry and successful time to celebrate.
(See UFO)
Aliens can be used in dream language to represent the unknown, a new situation or person is alien to you; perhaps you need to gain a better understanding of what you are dealing with. This dream can also be spiritually translated and symbolise the journey into the unknown and the discoveries that you make while on that journey. 
Being abducted by aliens simply explains how you feel as though your life has been taken over by outside forces or that unfamiliar responsibilities have taken over your current set up, this situation is unique, and you need to adapt quickly before you are consumed by the negative fear which is created by dealing with the unknown. We only fear the things that we do not understand!
Alien abductions are a topic on their own and if you feel that your Alien experience was more than a normal dream you should do some research regards this. A note to think about is that the subject has been studied by many credible researchers and many of them conclude that most extraterrestrials reside in other dimensions which overlap with the spirit world or our greater consciousness if you prefer that term.  
(See Food/Garden)
An allotment symbolises spiritual growth coupled with fruitfulness, this will help you to understand if a current situation, relationship or project can grow and become something of value, if you are prepared to work at it. An allotment needs tending to produce food, which is the basis for our contentment and comfort and this doesn’t just happen on its own, it requires extra effort and care to become something worthwhile. This dream is reminding you to nurture something if you want it to grow into something of value.  Hard work brings the results that you want.
(See Buildings)
Church alters can be used to symbolise a marriage or other types of unions between people. They can also represent the spiritual bonds and pledges that you have made in the past. Bells signify change.
(See Body/Dismembered)
If you lose a limb in a dream it can represent 'the experience of loss' sometimes we lose things like our motivation and drive which can affect how well, we are able to get along in our life. Being dismembered or torn apart in dreams reminds us that we can be hurt because we are torn between people or torn apart by a profound experience. This type of dream is probably symbolic for the fear of loss rather than an actual physical loss, it is highly unlikely in the dream scenario that you experienced a limb being cut off, what you felt was the fear of this happening, you probably woke up before the amputation occurred. This explains your own fears of losing the people that you love, without them you would not feel complete. When the outcome of this type of dream is not known it is because it is not yet understood how things will turn out. 
(See Boats)
Anchors are a symbol of stability and explain your wish to put down roots. They provide balance in emotional waters and help to remind you that you can find balance and stability through rest and recuperation and by letting things calm down. Learning to accept a new emotional standpoint.
Angels help to show you that you have help at hand; unconditional love will surround and protect you. Angels have been known to visit while in the dream state or whilst people are wide awake, more commonly they are seen or allow themselves to be seen when we are at the in-between state of waking up or going to sleep, this is our twilight if you like when we are at our most connected with our subconscious and connected with the spirit world, our soul is highly receptive to receive messages in this twilight or overlapping time.
In times of great suffering or grief angels can be seen without the need for exceptional circumstances because the suffering and grief provides the same or similar vibrations that allow contact. Angels have also been encountered during near death experiences; often an encounter with an angel is described as a vision.
Angels come in many forms and it is for the person receiving them to decide if the visitation is from an actual angel or not. There are many descriptions and different accounts of angels throughout history; the most important thing is that you trust your own instincts and feelings towards acceptance of an angel visitation, sometimes an encounter might be considered later, after an event.
Angels and their roles:
Angels fulfil many roles in heaven and on earth, it is said that there are nine types of angels.
As follows:                                   
Each angel has specific roles and duties, but it is widely accepted that they are ministers for God;
There is a lot of information available on the web of the different angels and their individual roles, but angels are usually called upon to help when all other attempts have failed. Angels administer comfort in distress and deliver messages and prayers between God, spirit and humans. They take care to ensure that through the work they do they do not interfere with a chosen pathway or learning that an individual is destined to walk, although they do have the power to intervene if it is in a divine way. (In a way that is not against God or man and the balance of humanityThey assist souls into the next world and into an earthly life and they ensure that occurrences that are preordained or arranged come to pass. They are also said to take upon themselves the work that neither man nor spirit wants to do or can do. 
Often angels simply want the observer to share their angel experience with other people so that it brings hope and comfort to them as well, they want the message given to others that there is life after death and that there is a divine source of power that loves and watches over us all. It is said that Angels hear the suffering of souls that both man and spirit cannot, and they answer the calls in ways we don’t always understand.
Guardian angels or guides as they are known in spiritual movements are attached to humans to guide and help them on their chosen spiritual journey and oversee the soul’s experience. They usually stay with the same person through-out their life and ensure that the person stays on task as much as is possible. Guides that work with people who are on a spiritual path usually make themselves known to their charge. Even guardian angels cannot protect against your own free will, the choices you make will always be yours ultimately and their guidance can at times be sublime and easily ignored. If you have dreamed of an angel or angels I would suggest that they have brought you comfort in your distress or to help you understand your own spiritual journey.
(See Jealousy)
Anger can manifest in our dreams as an expression that needs to be released in a safe environment, perhaps because you do not deal with our inner anger appropriately. If someone else is angry in your dream then you should take note of why, we are not always aware of other people's anger and this can be shown to us through our dreams, you could have picked up on it on a subconscious level and it has filtered into your dreams for you to take more notice of it. If you do not know why someone is angry perhaps they are not angry with you specifically, but angry with an injustice or imbalance.
Animals are usually used to symbolise nature, or a person's nature to be more precise. When we dream of a certain animal our dream is trying to make us more aware of the type of person that we are dealing with, these types of symbols are self-explanatory, for example dreaming of a snake warns you of a slippery person who could have a negative effect on your life. You may or may not already be aware of who this person is, but this dream happens to help you fully understand the nature of the individual that you are dealing with.
Another reason for using animals as symbols in our dreams is because they can help us develop our own character and the snake could therefore be symbolic the forbidden aspects of your own character that you need to either tame or suppress. Only time will tell which type of translation is appropriate, but most people are already aware of the personality that is being put under the spotlight by an animal dream scenario.
Animals can symbolise a positive energy in your life and they can also translate feelings of vulnerability and the need to care for somebody. Animals are viewed as protective, loving and helpful and they can also be used as a representation for your inner fears. Animals also provide an ideal symbol to explain the conditions or environment in which you live. If you are overcrowded within your living conditions for example or penned-in and lacking in freedom etc. 
If you are afraid of the animal in your dream then this tells you that you should be wary of a personality that has the capabilities of causing you anguish, but the fear could also be symbolic for your own fears, so it is important to recognise the person or situation that is being represented. 
Being trapped by a wild animal is a common dream theme which is helping you to acknowledge the fact that you feel trapped by circumstance or that you are frightened to move forward, perhaps you are mentally trapped in the past. Further important symbolism can be gained by noticing how the animal is acting in your dream.
Birds are symbolic for freedom for the soul and for the ability to fly above your problems in a natural way. Birds can bring us news of new beginnings or of changes to come because they are able to gain a wider view of what is going on, they transcend the earthly realms and provide a bird’s eye view of the bigger picture. It has been said that birds can bring us a message from loved ones in the spirit world that a soul has been released into the kingdom of God.
Birds of Prey 
These types of birds could be used to symbolise someone who is preying on you or a situation that is preying on your mind.
Caged Birds
Caged birds symbolise the fight for freedom from restraint, maybe your own personality is being suppressed or held back. Your Spiritual side needs to be released.
Water Birds 
Water birds will symbolize personalities that cope well with emotional ups and downs and deal with their emotions and feelings in a positive way. Water birds are often used to symbolise the family or brood and the emotional ties we have with them.
Wild Birds 
Wild birds can symbolise total freedom coupled with a need to understand that you belong to the whole as well.  This will link with the cosmic consciousness where you are free to think for yourself or to tap into the shared consciousness if you need to. Spread your wings and learn to rise above the commotion that is life.
Flocks of Birds 
Flocks of birds symbolise the family unit working together and reaching heights because of each other. Like attracts like, birds of a feather flock together.
(See Chicken in Food)
A chicken can symbolise someone not having the courage to take matters into their own hands or to deal with problems when they arise. Cowardliness or a careless attitude.
A Cockerel is often used in dream symbolism to bring your attention to the importance of time; they can represent endings, but they can also announce new beginnings. Cockerels can also be used to symbolise a show-off or someone trying to ruffle your feathers with their thoughtless behaviour.
Cuckoos lay their eggs in another bird’s nest, leaving the chick to be hatched and looked after by a different species of bird. This might correspond with a situation of responsibility being passed on to someone else for them to deal with.
Crows can be viewed as ominous omens in the old type of dream translation, nowadays they link better with unwanted mothering. The old crow type of saying would fit better. An interfering or calculating woman could fly into the nest. 
Ducks cope well with water (emotional states of being) and they teach you to stay afloat emotionally, for you to learn this technique you must understand the need to let the minor aggravations pass you by. Ducks can also symbolise the family unit sticking together through emotional situations. Think about the saying water off a ducks back?
Eagles are often used as a symbol to remind you to keep an eye out for opportunities or for obstacles that could get in the way of those opportunities. They also explain how you need to rise above the mayhem to see a situation for what it really is, thus enabling you to see how to instigate positive change. 
These water birds might symbolise your children and the emotion attachments that you have to them. Children grow up and leave home, but they always return when they want or need something.
As with an Eagle the translation is similar, keep an eye out for opportunities and do not let them pass you.  A quick thinker is often symbolised by a Hawk. 
There is a rhyme that portrays the symbolic meanings of Magpies and I would consider if any were appropriate to you, but a Magpie could also represent a person that takes what isn’t theirs because they are often thought of as thieves, but in contrast to this, magpies are usually seen in pairs because they choose a partner for life.
Owls are often used to portray wisdom through contemplation.
A Peacock could symbolise a show off, or someone trying to get your attention but in contrast to this a peacock symbol could be telling you to be proud of yourself because you have come a long way.
A Sparrow often symbolises innocence and raw beauty.
Swans represent grace and devotion and they are also used as a symbol to explain how you have progressed on a spiritual path. Swans help to convey the transition from innocence too experience and explain transformation in its many forms.
A Robin is a bringer of love because of the red breast that he has. (The colour red is often used to symbolise love.) If the Robin is singing, then a declaration of love is being made. Robins have also been used to symbolise the pain that you must first experience to truly understand love. Robins show up to the living to bring a message from the spirit world, a message of love and to let you know that the person in spirit you have been thinking about is at peace. 
(See Fly’s)
Insects are viewed as intruders and can symbolise either a person or a few people who intrude into your environment. We usually find insects an annoyance and therefore they symbolise anything annoying that you might have to deal with.  A multitude of different small aggravations are being highlighted to you. 
Bees remind us about the importance of working together for the overall betterment of society or for the family unit.To be stung by a Bee isn’t necessarily an omen of doom but backs up the idea that for you to reap the rewards that are available to you now there is a certain amount of pain or hard-work to be experienced first. When bees sting it is done to protect themselves from harm and for no other reason. You might have to protect yourself from outside influences so that you can concentrate your efforts towards progression in some work area. There is work to do and money to gather, reap the rewards of your hard work after a certain amount of time.
Beetles symbolise protection from evil or negative influences, your own method of protection is being highlighted, you must decide what needs protecting and from who.
A butterfly can represent the fleeting beauty that we sometimes take for granted, they remind us to appreciate the good things when they come our way. The fight of the butterfly as it emerges from its cocoon is what enables it to take flight. Freedom, peace and a message from the spirit world that the soul is released.
These insects symbolise passing aggravations if they are noticed singly in your dream, but if there are a lot of flies then they are there to help you understand that there is decay in some area of your life, this needs to be dealt with for you to find peace and harmony again. The breaking down of negativity.
(See Web)
People don't usually like spiders in let alone having them turn up in their dreams, but the outcome has always been good when people have dreamt about them. Spiders symbolise good luck and prosperity because they are creators and have the substance within them to produce something that we want, the web helps us to catch the things that we require. In some circumstances a spider dream can be viewed as a fear dream and require you to face your fears so that you can move forward and receive the energy they bring. They chase you to move you forward and help you to take action where it is needed.
Wasps could symbolise somebody with a sting in their tail.  Passing aggravations that won’t stay around for too long, if you stay away from them that is. 
Other Animals: 
Baby Animals
Young or baby animals usually refer to young personalities or to an immature character.
Domestic Animals 
Your own pets are often used to symbolise the fact that you are relied upon for everything and in return you receive unconditional love. Domestic animals bring us love and adoration; perhaps you need a selfless companion to bring you comfort and support and are being shown a symbol for an appropriate person who can do this. Tame animals represent people who are laid back, but if in the dream their nature changes it helps to remind you that even docile personalities can turn nasty. Pets who have passed away often return to their owner in their dreams to say thank you for the love and care that you gave them.
Wild Animals
Wild animals help you to understand the wild side of your own or of other people’s nature or temperament. The side of a personality that acts of its own accord without consideration for everyone else. Wild animals can also help you to understand your own fears in the face of hostility or opposition and to help you prepare a way forward when you are faced with these things in your life.
Animals display characteristics that help you to understand the type of person you must deal with; they also help you to develop aspects of your own personality.
These reptiles can represent someone’s snappy and unpredictable nature, you should be wary of the dangerous temperament of emotional people that are around you.
Reptiles are often used to represent the reptilian part of the brain which is connected strongly with power and an abuse of power. 
An Ape could symbolise copied behaviour, or a mischievous character getting up to no good. 
These animals symbolise majestic grace or someone with these characteristics. The antlers are held high and are used to win battles from opposition.
Donkeys are symbolic for personalities that carry a lot of baggage around with them, but they are also hard workers. Someone could make an ass of themselves.
Cows can sometimes symbolise a spiteful woman, but they can also represent the source of your own contentment and how likely it is that you will get what you need, especially so if it is a milking cow.
Opposition comes from a Bull, it symbolises a personality that requires stamina from the dreamer. 
·          A stubborn character.
·          A Taurus (Horoscope)  
·          Bull in a china shop.
·          A bully.
                The mother type.
·          Destructive and loving.
·          A bear with a sore head.
·          Over protectiveness. 
·          Something you must bare.
In dream language the cat is often used to represent the feminine charm, they are viewed as independent and industrious. Wild cats symbolise the wild unpredictable side of a woman’s nature. The cat that got the cream.
Crabs remind you not to walk sideways in life and the shell symbolises your own hard shell, you will not listen to advice and feel the need to protect yourself from other people. Consider if this applies to someone else that you know. A Cancerian person. (Horoscope)    
Crabs remind you not to walk sideways in life and the shell symbolises your own hard shell, you will not listen to advice and feel the need to protect yourself from other people. Consider if this applies to someone else that you know. 
Dolphins are spiritual creatures that highlight a carefree nature, they express freedom for the soul. They spend their lives in small protective groups, therefore they help you to understand the importance of belonging to the whole but of developing your own individuality as well. Dolphins communicate using vibration and this will link with spiritual communication.
·          Protection comes from the group soul.
·          Emotional courage and grace.
·          Spiritual communication.
·          Intelligent learning.
In dream language the elephant represents protection and wisdom, they are ‘all knowing’ and they never forget. They could be used to represent a situation that seems bigger than the dreamer. A situation that needs talking about and recognising for what it is. 
A fox can be used in dream language to represent cunning and slyness; unless she is with cubs then she is being the independent and self-reliant protective mother.
An ambitious person who can be stubborn, Capricorn is the sign of the mountain goat, a high climber who takes their time to get where they want to be. 
In the past a horse was used as a symbol for the personal or spiritual journey, it helps you to make progress in your life; nowadays it is more symbolic for someone who helps you to get along, usually a male influence. There are some sexual connotations because this symbol can also hint at the sexual experience with a partner who is able to help you move on from the past. Consider the colour of the horse to help with your translation. Sagittarius person.
Kangaroo’s portray the protective mother type of personality. The kangaroos pouch is a way to represent someone who needs looking after or who still needs protecting from the outside world. Perhaps someone is overprotective. A jumping Kangaroo can help you to acknowledge someone who can makes progress in leaps and strides or someone who jumps around aimlessly and cannot find direction.
Strength and courage can be symbolised by a lion, but it depends if you feel threatened or hunted by it in your dream. If you are cornered or trapped, then you feel trapped by an external source of power that you do not know if you can match in strength.
To overcome a Lion in your dream is to overcome a powerful opponent or perhaps your own fears need to be dealt with. A female personality. A Leo,
Mice could be used in dreams to help explain situations that go on quietly under the surface. You may only get small clues to warn you that something is happening but eventually you will have to deal with it. Mice will often represent small annoyances that if left alone will multiply.
Monkeys can help to characterised people who have not developed their own personality enough and so act in a thoughtless way. Monkeying around. Childishness and trickery.
Pigs are often used in dreams to bring your attention to a person who is pig headed and inconsiderate.  Because pigs like to wallow in mud they are also used to portray somebody who likes to wallow in self-pity.
Rabbits usually represent fertility and growth within the family unit. They can also be used in dream language to represent anything that can multiply rapidly, perhaps this will help you to understand that things can quickly get out of control if left alone for too long.
A Ram can symbolise someone who rams themselves ‘in’ where they are not actually needed. A person who is headstrong and a little self interested.
Rats would be a typical dream symbol to represent someone who acts with little moral judgement.  If there are a lot of rats in your dream, then they symbolise a group or association of people who do not have your best interest at heart. 
Reptiles will symbolise the thick skin or cold bloodiness of a personality that you encounter. They might also symbolise people who have not developed spiritually and are old fashioned in their way of thinking.
The idea of a serpent being the deliverer of tests for the human soul, to bring enlightenment. Tests of endurance and of mind over matter, the idea that without these tests the soul would not be open to learn and grow. The challenges we face in our life are what help us to become more spiritually aware and enlightened in knowledge.
Loan sharks or predators. Nasty people who should be avoided.
Slugs can represent an irritant, perhaps something that is eating away at the progress you have made so far. The size and amount may be important to your translation.
·          Slow movement or slow progress.
·          A slimy character.
·          A protective but fragile shell.
·          Something is moving at a snail’s pace.
·          Moving home.
Beware of people who have sneaky poisonous tendencies, similarly a situation that requires your endurance. Snakes are often used to represent opposition, a lack of control and the need to develop your ability of noticing when temptation is taking over. This may be appropriate for you or for someone around you.
·          Storing away what you need for later.
·          Hiding away your talents.
·          Perseverance and tenacity.
These wild animals can represent anything that evokes fear within you. Tigers are dangerous and appropriate symbolism might come from working out what it is you are frightened of, you have to face this fear. Another possible translation is that there is an untamed personality on the loose, they are changeable and can cause you hurt. Tigers can also symbolise your own unpredictable nature or perhaps a situation that tests your perseverance and ability to withstand opposition.
·          Hibernation from society.
·          Progress is slow moving.
·          Inertia.
·          Driven by emotions.
·          Snappy.
(See Water)
The type of whale you dream of might have significance, for example the sperm whale could symbolise increased fertility, a killer whale would represent a larger than life personality with the ability to cause harm in your emotional affairs. 
A pilot whale is a symbol of you taking a new and meaningful direction in your life. The blue whale is a symbol of emotional healing, its vast size can symbolise the power that is available to heal emotional pain, whereas a black and white whale can be used to represent the positive and negative aspects of your own emotional personality and how this creates a balanced character, even if you do not feel particularly balanced now. 
Overall a whale would be used as a symbol to represent your own profound feelings which occasionally rise to the surface. The whale symbol may of course be used to represent someone else and their own feelings, someone who you find it difficult to understand completely. The whale is often viewed as a solitary mammal.
A zebra's black and white stripes represent the negative and positive nature of someone that you encounter. The symbolism is very similar to a horse, but you cannot ride a zebra so although this person is adventurous, the relationship cannot progress because of their wild nature, they are not suited to staying in one place for very long. 
Your attention is being drawn to the fact that there is somewhere you need to be or something that you need to do. Sometimes this can be an obstacle dream because in the dream scenario you are late or cannot get to an appointment. Obstacle dreams tell us that there is something in our way and we will need to get over it before we can proceed with our plans. An appointment with destiny.
An apron often represents the inability to grow-up or to break away from childish behaviour.
·          Being tied to the role of mother or to a mother figure.
·          Work needs to be done to fix a problem.
·          The feminine and nurturing side of a person.
·          Protection from negativity.
In dream language archways show us the transitions that we need to make from one stage or phase into another; the energy needed for this transition isn't an obstacle because you can slip easily from one phase into another without much effort involved. Occasionally archways will symbolise the entry from one realm into another and connects you with your spirituality. Archways are often used to support structures and can therefore be viewed as support through change, keeping the structure of your life secure when changes occur. Making connections.
(See Old/Digging)
An archaeologist could be used to symbolise someone who brings out your own hidden talents. Alternatively, perhaps the old you needs to resurface. You will need to translate other symbols to understand the meanings better.
Fossils symbolise parts of yourself that have long since expired, but these aspects of your learning and experience have helped to craft the person that you have become. 
·          Digging up old memories.
·          Remnants from the past.
·          The past has helped to create the future.
(See Aim)
Firing arrows usually links with Eros and is said to cause the bonds of love to form. This type of symbol might be helping you understand if or not you are likely to get what you are aiming for. Arrows are also used to give direction and might be used in your dream to point out that there are alternative routes for you to take. 
(See Furniture)
Your home comforts are usually symbolised by an armchair, the condition of the chair will help you with the translation and explain how comfortable you are with your home life. Chairs are often used in dreams as a symbol of comfort and stability and they help to portray your current set up and how you adapt to the changes that occur over time. Chairs are also a symbol of support, think about the fact that they get more comfortable over time because you have molded them to your own shape, perhaps this links with someone reliable that is supportive and who you will grow more comfortable with as time goes by.
Army/Air force 
(See Attack/Battle)
These forces can stand to represent the people who we need to help us fight a personal battle, they can also represent the opposition who we are fighting or defending ourselves from.  The battle you are fighting in your life can be of any denomination, it is an individual thing that you alone will understand. When the armed forces are brought into a dream it is often because the battle you must fight demands more than you alone can provide, you may have to employ the help of other people who are more adept at dealing with the type of problems that you are currently dealing with.
(See Fire)
Someone starting fires in your dream can warn you about heated situations that erupt without warning. Fire also links with passion in its disruptive form. There is a possibility that someone is trying to light your fire or ignite your inner passions, but fires can sometimes symbolise your own fears becoming all consuming. If you are unsuccessfully trying to light a fire it will represent the fact that the passion or the flame has gone out of a relationship, or that it wasn’t there in the first place.
Art helps you to understand a need for you to find the beauty in your life and recreate the same for the people that you value. Any form of art like painting, sculpting, writing, acting, singing or creating music is highlighting your ability to create harmony and a sense of oneself being transferred towards other people for their satisfaction.
·          Artistic creations.
·          Master the art of creating a positive energy vibration.
·          What we create is what we shall live.
(See Arsonist/ Fire)
The remains of something that has long since passed its value in your life, there is nothing viable left.
·          From the ashes new shoots will grow.
·          The remnants of past experiences.
(See Alien/UFO)
You are dealing with unknown aspects of life which you haven’t had experience of before.
·          People or events that have a major impact upon your life.
·          Powerful situations are just passing through.
Dreaming of atoms could show you how you need to look at things in more detail, you are so intent on seeing the bigger picture that you are missing the finer details.
(See Destination/Journey/Maps)
An atlas can symbolise the world and all that it has to offer you, perhaps you need to examine the opportunities that are available to you and choose a direction to go in so that you can start your next adventure. Sometimes this symbol can represent the need to travel further afield to reach your destination, not necessarily in distance but widening your horizons to increase your chances of getting where you want to be. Change the direction that your life is taking.
(See Battle)
Being attacked in a dream is not an omen of imminent violence but will be used to symbolise a situation that is attacking your own defences, it could be an attack of the nerves where your own fears are attacking your strength and creating weakness. An attack could be used to symbolise an illness where your immune system is under attack. An external attack would be where other people are pushing their will onto you; they are attacking your integrity, invading your space, or ruining your peace and security. Is your good name under attack?
(See Fish)
Fish in an aquarium or fish bowl can symbolise inhibited or overly controlled emotions, they do not flow freely. Seeing many fish in an aquarium can explain the overcrowded and emotional environments that you feel unable to find a way-out from.
(See Colour/Energy)
If you are aware of someone’s aura in a dream then you are becoming more spiritually aware, sometimes we can only see these things while we are dreaming. Look up individual colours if they are noticed.
·          The energy force that surrounds us all.
·          A spiritual person.
·          Energy and healing.
(See Aborigine/Countries)
Australia might symbolise your world being turned upside down, but it could also symbolise the distance that has been created between you and another person. Dreaming of other countries that you haven’t visited will help to explain how your current circumstances are new to you, you haven’t experienced this before, you are in unknown territory.
An avalanche represents a sudden onslaught of feelings and emotions that dominate everything else around you. Perhaps you feel as though problems are building up on top of you and you must escape before they push you over the edge.
·          Overpowering feelings that create instability.
·          A new level footing will eventually be found.
(See Awakening-False)
False awakenings happen because you are trying to gain control of your dream; quite often because you do not want to be in it and are trying to escape the dream scenario, this can overlap onto real life as there are usually some circumstances that you wish to escape from. Only you have real control over your life and the direction it takes, you are being reminded that now is the time to take that control.
·          A spiritual awakening.
·          A rude awakening.
·          A wake up call.
(See Badge)
To be given an award in your dream is to be acknowledged for your hard work.
·          You are being given credit for the work that you do.
·          Badge of honour.
An Axe helps you to chop things into smaller chunks, perhaps you can deal with things better that way. If you are being chased by someone with an axe then they are trying to break the connection that you have had with them. 
·          Breaking problems down into a manageable size.
·          Something is getting the chop or needs to be disconnected.
·          Cut away the negative around you.