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Psychological Dream Meaning: A wagon may represent slow but sure progress. If you dream of being on a wagon train of pioneers then this may show your desire to explore the unconscious or your hope for a more exciting lifestyle. The dream may be a pun for temperance: “on the wagon”.

Mystical Interpretation: If you ride someone else’s wagon you will be poor but if you dream it is your own you will be rich says ancient folklore. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: A waiter may represent a helpful influence or person in your life that is being of service to you. It may also be a pun for ‘waiting’- your dream may be telling you not to act yet. A waiter does the bidding of others. Perhaps you feel that people treat you like their personal servant?

Mystical Interpretation: The most reliable superstitions say that if you dream of being served by a waiter at a hotel there will be good luck but the dream spells trouble if you’re served in your own home. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: A wall may represent an obstacle that prevents you from attaining what you want. This may be an obstruction from real life or something within yourself. Perhaps you or someone you know is being like a brick wall by refusing to show their feelings. Alternatively, it may represent a problem you cannot solve yet. You’ve “come up against a brick wall”.

Mystical Interpretation: Walls spell difficulty and obstacles relating to money. But all bodes well if you dream of finding a gateway through. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: A war is being waged within yourself. Is it necessary or would a reconciliation be better than victory? There may be a conflict between what you want to do and what you feel you ought to do. Perhaps you are being too hard on yourself? Carl Jung considered dreams of war to be between the dreamer’s conscious and unconscious minds. It may represent the struggle between the deep instinctive forces and the rules of conscious conduct. However, sometimes this inner turmoil is necessary in order to allow the wisdom of the conscience to activate. Accept that part of you is trying to find expression. Through acceptance comes peace.

Mystical Interpretation: A warning of difficulties and danger. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: Washing may represent inner cleansing. You are getting rid of old attitudes, habits and emotional reactions. If you wash clothes, this may symbolise an improvement in the way you present yourself to the world. Washing plates may indicate purity of psychological nourishment. Washing underwear may indicate the resolution of feelings of sexual uncertainty. Washing another person may show your desire to make them a better person.

Mystical Interpretation: It is auspicious to dream of washing clothes or white linen but stained clothes predict misfortune. It is also fortunate to dream of washing yourself. However, beware if you dream of taking a bath fully clothed for this means disappointments. Top

Watch (see Clocks)


Psychological Dream Meaning: Water usually represents our feelings and emotions. Like the waters of the womb, it can also represent security, life and birth. The nature of the water can reveal your emotional state of mind. For example, if you dream of crashing waves or rocky seas, this may show that your emotions are out of control. A fast flowing river may show emotions that are rushing ahead too fast but if the waters are peaceful then so are you.

Mystical Interpretation: Deep pools and lakes of water can represent the unconscious. Like the lake in the Arthur legends, magical gifts may appear to change your life. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: A waterfall may represent exuberance and an uninhibited outpouring of creative energy. You are celebrating Life. However, if you dream of being pulled over a waterfall in a boat, your feelings and excitement are out of control and may be getting the better of you. You’ve gone ‘over the top’.

Mystical Interpretation: There are two traditional interpretations of this dream: You will either be invited to a place of amusement or you will be gossiped about. I suggest you book some tickets to Vegas. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: Weapons can represent anger, resentment or conflict in your life. If you dream of using weapons against a person you know, this may indicate that you harbour hidden anger or resentment towards them. Perhaps you have not expressed this in waking life. If you do not know the person, then they may represent aspects of yourself that you don't like. You may have inner conflicts that need to be resolved. Swords, arrows, knives, guns and daggers are also phallic symbols showing aggressive male sexuality.

Mystical Interpretation: The books of dream fortune tell us that this dream means that you have enemies who pose as friends. Be careful or they will betray your confidence. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: The weather in a dream may represent your state of mind. Stormy skies may show arguments and anger; sunshine may show happiness, rain may show release from tension and snow may indicate that your emotions are frozen.

Mystical Interpretation: Dreaming of fine weather predicts happy events but if the weather is bad so are your fortunes. Top


(see also Ritual)

Psychological Dream Meaning: A wedding is a union of opposites. To dream of a wedding is most likely to represent the coming together of the opposite aspects of your personality. For example, the couple may represent the fundamental creative forces of life: male and female, matter and spirit, conscious and unconscious, rationality and imagination. This union of diverse forces in your psyche suggests that you will achieve inner wholeness.

Mystical Interpretation: There are mixed interpretations for this dream in the old dream books. Generally it is seen as a good omen and a possible prophesy for marriage. And here’s a horrible superstition that will keep you awake. In many parts of Europe it is believed that whoever falls asleep first on their wedding night will be the first to die. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: Weeds represent the habits and attitudes that disrupt your inner harmony. Weed out bad habits and you’ll be a much better person and feel greater happiness. Your dream is showing you ways to improve yourself. On another level, weeds may represent people in your life that are not contributing to the good of the whole. They may be selfish, stingy or have a corrupting influence. Root out these bad ‘friends’.

Mystical Interpretation: To dream of gathering weeds is a good sign. Some sources say that it brings tremendous good luck but not if the weeds are nettles or thistles for these predict misfortune. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: Dreams confront us with emotional issues that we would usually rather avoid in waking life. Clearly, something is upsetting you deeply. The other symbols in the dream may help you identify the cause of your unhappiness.

Mystical Interpretation: The oracles say that this is a contrary dream denoting festivity, joy and laughter. Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: The earth symbolises the unconscious and the feelings are symbolised by water. A well is therefore a symbol to show how you can access the deepest recesses of the unconscious. From this source may draw up into your consciousness emotions, knowledge, happiness and wisdom. It is the foundations of life, the divine nature.

Mystical Interpretation: The psychologist Carl Jung was inspired by the imagery of the 5,000 year old Chinese oracle called the I Ching. In the hexagram of The Well, it augurs supreme good fortune for this symbol: “It has a spring and never runs dry. Therefore it is a great blessing to the whole land. The same is true of the really great man, whose inner wealth is inexhaustible; the more that people draw from him, the greater his wealth becomes." ” (Richard Wilhelm translation, Routledge & Kegan Paul 1951) Top


(see also Circle)

Psychological Dream Meaning: The turning of a wheel may represent the progress of your life. If it is broken or there are obstructions, this may symbolise that you feel things are not working out as you would like. If you dream of being at the wheel of a car this may show that you have taken control of your progress.

Mystical Interpretation: Your dream may be an insight into the nature of reality. The Buddha said: “As long as one feels that he is the doer, he cannot escape from the wheel of births.” Top


Psychological Dream Meaning: Your dream may have sexual undertones in which the whip is a negatively charged symbol of sexual submission. Also, it can represent your awareness of power, domination and obedience in relationships. The whip may be a symbol of authority or simply be telling you that you need to whip up your enthusiasm for something.

Mystical Interpretation: The dream oracles say that if you dream of whipping someone you will soon experience troubles. However, if you dream of being whipped you will ‘render a good service to someone.’ Top

White (see Colours)


Psychological Dream Meaning: This dream may be about your real wife or she may represent feminine qualities. A Freudian analysis may propose that the way you relate to her may contain elements reminiscent of your relation with your mother.

Mystical Interpretation: To dream of an unmarried man, walking with a woman who claims to be his wife indicates unexpected news. Top


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