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Interpretation of Dreams

Updated on July 9, 2011

The most unique about human being is to dream while sleeping. Unlike other mammals and other animals, we dream with colors. The closer link is attributed to apes that were proven to also dream with colors; the rest, scientists say, dream with no colors.

Apart from it, our dreams have different levels and can be interpreted according to our age brackets.

  1. If you have a happy childhood, happiness can be associated with happy dreams. It's opposite among children who have violent episodes due to parents' abuses. Dreams become nightmares; recurrence that can lead to mental insanity.
  2. Youthful dreams of teenage crushes, puppy love or first love. Sexual awakening is apparent that dreams will leave some results on bed sheets.
  3. Adult dreams that portrayed fulfillment of ambition, contentment in life or the opposite.

Personal experiences have both positive and negative effects on the aftermath of every dream.

Nightmarish dreams can lead to death. Most will say that our conscience will evaluate our deeds and it can judge the person by way of dreams.

Do a good turn daily so that you'll have a happy dream.

Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychoanalysis, was the first to give interpretations to dreams. He believed that our dreams have direct connection with our awareness and existence. Dr. Freud said that it is the way of our mind to bring out what's our hidden or secret desires.

Aristotle, one of great Greek philosophers, said that dreams come in the heart of every man.

In the modern outlook, dream is an integration of new information in our memory. It can also mean symbolism of images that is different from our logical thinking.

In early centuries, dreams were believed to be spiritually-related, signifying things o situations that will happen in the future, as in the prophecies in the Holy Bible. Joseph used it to warn people of the great famine that plagued Egypt and nearby countries for seven years.

Nowadays, dreams are being used as clinical treatment. Studying human emotions, like fear or sadness are being analyzed because of dreams and how our brain function when dreaming.

After the rain (Photo by Travel Man)
After the rain (Photo by Travel Man)

What's to interpret

Astrologers abound these days. They have specialties regarding palm reading, necromancy, faith healing and the like. You can see them outside church facade, aisles at the market, at the fun houses. Some even have their offices for you to visit by appointments. Whether you believe them or not, there are interpretations of dreams that are close to realities in life. They serve as warning for the upcoming events.

Dreams about Persons:

1. Attorney - help will come
2.Addict - uncontrolled situation
3. Father - means power and protection; if your father is already dead it can be a caution on your business and travels
4. Teenage Man - looking for freedom in your love life
5. Woman - you're wondering about her impression about you
5. Detective - search for truth about a certain problem
6. Janitor - problems and hindrances on your business
7. Teacher - needs advice, right guidance and added knowledge
8. Jesus - highest aspirations in life will be achieved
9. Enemy - face your challenges; symbolizes fear and anger
10. Youth - end of worry and start of new stages in life
11. Kidnapper - control of your feelings
12. Nun - to fulfill a promise
13. Old Man or Woman - means knowledge
14. Visitor - News of new information
15. Secretary - to be orderly or organized in life

Dreams about Things

1. Letter A - means triumph or honor
2. Jewelry - giving self-importance
3. Bag - responsibility being handed on you
4. Boat - end of an old chapter in life
5. Glass - if broken, it means changes in life or unexpected turn of events
6. Garbage - throwing or leaving undesirable character or bad traits
7. Violin - peace and unity among family members
8. Ball - whole and complete life
9. Embroidery - the ability to carry responsibility
10. Cake - honor and recognition
11. Talahib grass - loss of hope
12. Dictionary - clinging more to others opinion to guide your life
13. Hammock - time for recreation
14. Email - to communicate with long lost friend or family member
15. Scissor - to throw or forget unimportant chapter in your life
16. Ham - suffering
17. Cage - Lose of courage to fight upcoming trials
18. Helicopter - ambition or dreams already achieved
19. Ice Cream - contentment and happiness in life
20. Egg - means birth or creativity; good news
21. Cabinet - body of a woman
22. Rake - unfinished job if you're not going to do it
23. Camera - to be focused at certain situation
24. Candle - good fortune and hope
25. Karaoke - over-confident
26, Casserole - focusing attention to irrelevant things
27. Candy - happiness and special things that will make one happy
28. Computer - continuous communication to family members and important someone
29. Knife - grudge, anger and separation
30. Can - unforgettable things from the past
31. Ginger - Secured life but still needs some excitement
32. Hammer - authority, power and manly characters
33. Foods - achievement in love and life's aspiration
34. Fan - changes in life
35. Passport - discovering oneself
36. Refrigerator - cold treatment at others
37. Tire - no direction in life
38. Banana - little benefits
39. Laddle - sons and daughters will bring happiness
40. Kite - high ambition in life
41. Hat - secrets
42. Key - new opportunities
43. Taxi - needs help badly
44. X-ray - someone fooled you

Dreams about Emotions

1. Failure - self-esteem
2. Abundance - happiness in triumph in the future
3. Goodbye - bad news about a your long lost friend
4. Being punished - your enemy will win
5. Triumph - happiness
6. Scarcity - weakness about your potentials to achieve your dreams

Dreams about Animals

1. Kangaroo - protection of parents to their children
2. Kitten - a person will fool or trick you and you'll have a big problem
3. Ants - good business
4. Eagle - extra precaution because some people are doubting what you're doing
5. Parrot - Gossip
6. Octopus - intricate situations
7. Bear - you'll win against your rival
8. Butterfly - abundance and adequate potential
9.Rooster - Abundance and good news
10. Grasshopper - warning about an accident that will happen
11. Cat - you'll surpass trials
12. Bull - strength and triumph but not good in business
13. Clams - comfortable life
14. Lamb - you'll have more companions
15. Monkey - rival
16. Zebra - perfect relationship

Dreams about Places

1. Cliff - fear about challenges
2. Bank - financial security
3. Sea - peace of mind and emotion
4. Dam - Controlled emotions
5. Garage - No direction in life
6. Forest - warning of upcoming problem
7. Garden - flowers mean peace and love
8. Campus - broaden your knowledge
9. Canal - can't let go of traditions and belief
10. Casino - time to make right decision in life
11. Kitchen - mother's love
12. Heaven - perfect happiness
13. School - insecurities during teenage life
14.Factory - unchanged attitude in life
15. Bakery - wealth and triumph
16. Disco - search for happiness
17. Home - searching for home means failure
18. Zoo - no freedom at all

Dreams about Colors

1. Blue - calmness and contentment
2. Black - misunderstanding between your love and friends
3. Green - upcoming good projects
4. Orange - intense emotion
5. White - happiness in life
6. Red - means love

Dreams about Seasons

1. Summer - happy occasion and abundance
2. Autumn - failures and triumph
3. Spring - success in life
4. Winter - happiness and triumph

Dreams about Body Parts

1. Arms - triumph against enemies; family problems
2. Hair - attraction and sensuality; carelessness over personal things
3. Ankle - a friend is secretly helping you
4. Bones - Suffering and death
5. Fingers - manipulation
6. Tongue - success in your profession
7. Breast - honest friend and secured relationship
8. Blood - failure in love
9. Skeletons - loss of control and direction in life
10. Lips - more knowledge on things
11. Back -personals secrets
12. Eyes Failure in love
13. Face - masked emotion in public
14. Teeth - decaying teeth means failure on health and business
15. Feet - braveness and alertness
16. Ass - humility or stupidity
17. Ears - must accept guidance from others
18. Brain - knowledge will bring good relations

Other Dreams

1. Accident - you are haunted by your conscience about the thing you did
2. Fire - intense emotion, aspiration, transformation, awareness or anger
3. Sun - a very glorious event
4. Fight - yourself is your enemy
5. Flood - accident that will happen
6. Rainbow - indication of hope, abundance, popularity and triumph
7. Vampire - fear and indication of death
8. Band - feeling of being part of a group
9. Morning - triumph on your job
10. Buying something - you'll prosper in life
11. Hill - someone will die in your family
12. Cartoon - lack of seriousness in life
13. Elf - bad attitude and loos of balance on treatment of things
14. Education - explore and finish something new in education
15. Eclipse - lack of self-esteem to achieve something in life
16. Enchanted Being - needs help or advice
17. Genie - being creative
18. Genius - low self-esteem
19. War - worst situations in personal life
20. Wedding - means death
21. electric Current - needs enjoyment in life
22. Earthquake - experiencing heavy trials in life
23. Leech - someone will trick of fool you and you have to be careful
24. Tears - self-healing on your emotion
25. Swimming - burden in life
26. Flying - indication of high spirituality
27. Fat - fear to add weight
28. Ghost - fear of things
29. Dying - changes, transformation, self-discovery and positive development on yourself
30. Fable - knowledgeable in literature and being a romantic person
31. Fasting - a warning not to be too self-confident
32. Puking - forget things that made you rebelled
33. Driving - driving and accident happened; conquer your fears in life
34. Taking a Bath - if taking a bath with dirty water, it means you'll be sick
35. Goodbye - bad news
36. Dead - fear of losing someone who perished away
37. Films or Movies - analyzing your life without the burden of your emotions
38. Sufferings - your enemies will triumph
39. Fiesta - surprises in life
40. Disease - you'll stay single and you want it that way
41. Holy Week - you'll get over with problems
42. Famine - bad health and business failure
43. Job - you are using your knowledge and potentials to the fullest; if searching for job, you're not happy with your present life's condition
44. Rain - your problems will be solved right away
45. Drinking - if with clean water, good fortune
46. Debt - be careful when lending your money
47. Zig-zag - no direction in life and bad attitude
48. Zodiac - changes of the seasons

I do believe that we make our own destiny. If you'll strive for success, then you can achieve it. It doesn't matter how fast or slow could you accomplish it.

Dreaming is part of it. You can make it a reality if you'll work for it wholeheartedly.

Freudian Interpretation of Dreams c/o Sonhos691


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    • travel_man1971 profile image

      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Thanks for the reference on your blog. I'm sure those who will read it will comprehend what dreams are all about.

    • profile image 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this. Gotta love Freud. Post your dream and I will do my best to help you understand what your subconscious is trying to tell you. Go ahead and post your dream, I dare you... Visit the blog:

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @bhargvi sharma: Thanks for that vote of confidence. You can also share your thoughts and continue writing. There's always a room here on HubPages.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Arian Rey: This hub is only a guide. You must leave all your hopes and dreams to the Creator. That's the most appropriate way in order for us to live without doubts and fear.

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      Bhargvi Sharma 5 years ago from jammu ( India)

      Very informative. I really love your hub so vote up. keep on writing. :)

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      Arian Rey 5 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

      This is what I've been looking for. I've been searching for meaning regarding my recent dreams.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks, again, Ms. D. My mom don't want me to be a fortune teller. My grandfather who's good at Latin language and white sorcery advised my mother to never used it as a means of living. I dreamed about my grandfather as if saying something last year. I'm his dead ringer (he's just a six-footer while I'm just over 5'7"). My mom cautioned me to never follow his footsteps.

      That I'm doing right now.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      That is so cool, T.M.! Thanks for that added info-lucky you, you have a first hand 'tutor' for dream interpretation.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Denise Handlon: You're welcome, Ms. D. I became interested in interpreting dreams, because my mom had her own files on how dreams become part of our lives. His father (my grandpa) gave her the list. I'm just waiting she'll hand it to me, too.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @roc6: Thanks! Just loaded some of those information regarding dreams. I'm still reviewing others from time to time to serve as my guide or warning whenever I remember some of my dreams.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @puddingicecream; You're very much welcome. I'm sure you'll remember a thing or two about your dreams. :D

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @mib56789: You're absolutely right, Ms. Treathyl. We dream a lot, although only some of it will be remembered once you are awaken. It means the subconscious part of our brain is working to refresh our memory while we're sleeping. :D

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974: Recurring dream means you have a task waiting to be fulfilled. It serves as a reminder that you have a responsibility for that job. I hope this answers your dilemma.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @thesailor: Thanks. I got intrigued on the interpretation of dreams that palm readers and fortune tellers suggest. Well, most of it are true. One thing for sure, a blown-up picture of your loved ones you've dream of means a warning of death. I've dreamed of it twice and it signified a terrible loss in my family.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Binaya.Ghimire: Thank you on your hub-visit and leaving some insights. Me, too; I believe that the power of our brain is unlimited, although we can only use 10 percent of it, as scientists proved in many researches they conducted.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      I love dream work, and have studied it both on a personal level and as an undergrad. Thanks for sharing this info. :)

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      roc6 6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Loads of info, thanks, always wondered about dreams and what they really mean.

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      puddingicecream 6 years ago from United States

      This is very interesting. I'll keep this in mind when I remember my drams. Thanks for sharing - voted up and useful!

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      mib56789 6 years ago

      Interesting. One thing I know for sure - dreams are necessary.

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      earthbound1974 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I'm still dreaming of something I always forget when I wake up. Some of my dreams are recurring that it's like reading pocketbook full of new chapters.

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      thesailor 6 years ago from Seven Seas

      This is a very good read. I may look into your hub once I dreamed of something listed here.

      Thanks for sharing!!!

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      Informative. A must read for the readers believing in psychic powers and the admirers of Freud.