Dreams about pregnancy show potentials. They represent a part of yourself that is growing and will eventually be born into your life. This could be the birth of a new career, a new idea, a new attitude or a new direction in life. In a woman dreams about being pregnant may also reflect your motherly hopes and fears.
Psychological Dream Meaning: The baby may represent something new in your life. Does it cry for attention or do you feel content with this new situation? A baby can also symbolise your own inner nature that is pure and uncorrupted. It may even say that you are innocent of an accusation. Also it could show the vulnerable part of yourself that has to be protected or perhaps you are nurturing some new ideas or feelings. New Age gurus speak of 'loving the magical child within' they advise us to express the innocent care-free side of ourselves. Your dream may be telling you to follow this advice. On a superficial level, to dream of a baby may show that your maternal instincts are seeking expression- you may simple wish for a child.
Mystical Interpretation: Surprisingly most old dream books believe that dreaming of babies has nothing to do with prophecies of pregnancy. For example, if a woman dreams she is nursing a baby she will be deceived by someone she trusts. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: For a woman dreams about birth may simply reflect your thoughts and feelings about being a mother. As a symbol it can represent the possibility of a new beginning or a new period of personal growth. We use the same imagery in our everyday language i.e. ‘giving birth to a new idea’ or we may call a project ‘your baby’. Sometimes bringing something new into your life can be a painful process.
For Carl Jung dreams about birth were important because they represented a stage in the ‘individuation’ process. Put simply, this is the growth of the human psyche to maturation and wholeness. Birth therefore represents the start of an important new phase in your life and personal psychological development.
Mystical Interpretation: To dream of giving birth brings good luck if your married but troubles for single women. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Carl Jung claimed that the dream symbol of a child is a motif for the forgotten things in our childhood. For example, your dream may be telling you that you’ve forgotten how to play or should take a more innocent, carefree attitude. The symbol of the child also represents possibilities. It paves the way for future changes in the personality. In addition, the child may represent the part of you that needs reassurance and security.
Mystical Interpretation: A recurrent theme in mythology is the ‘divine child’. This mystical figure is often a hero or a saviour. For example, the child-hero Hercules strangled two threatening snakes and the baby Jesus became the Christ who saves humanity from damnation. These themes are common to many mythologies. The divine child is the symbol of the true self, it is both vulnerable and possessed of great transforming power. In your dream it may represent your divine self that is growing to its full spiritual potential. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: The mother may symbolise the unconscious intuitive side of yourself. However, the mother symbol can take both positive or negative forms. She may appear as a kindly mother, grandmother or aunt or as a place such as a cave, church or garden. These images may represent the qualities of solicitude, growth, nourishment and fertility. The negative mother symbol may appear as a witch or a dragon and represents dark destructive tendencies that devours, seduces or poisons. Some people have problems freeing themselves from mother-attachment. This prevents the development of their individuality and inner self-dependence.
Mystical Interpretation: Most mystical traditions have the symbol of the Mother written into their legends and myths. At her most exalted she is the divine Great Mother at her most frightening she is the gorgon Medusa or the Sumerian goddess Lilith. Freud believed that the Greek myths of Oedipus and Electra symbolised psychological conditions. In the story Oedipus killed his farther and married his mother. Freud claimed that this represented a boy’s incestuous desire for his mother and jealousy towards his father. Similarly Electra desired her father and was jealous of her mother. A girl may therefore unconsciously believe that she has been castrated by her mother and is now an incomplete male. According to Freud this gives rise to ‘penis-envy’, which is one of the root causes of women’s feelings of inferiority. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: “On the way of true development, something old must die and something new must be born in him….” – Collins. A dream about rebirth shows that you are entering a new chapter of life. You may have discovered inspiring new goals, values or a way of expressing your true self. The past is dead. Long live the future!
Mystical Interpretation: Most spiritual traditions use rebirth symbols or baptism to symbolise the entry into the spiritual life. One of the most beautiful symbols of rebirth is the magnificent Phoenix. He is consumed by the fire which he brought but is reborn from the ashes. It can represent spiritual transformation and hope. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Twins represent polarities within the psyche. Examples are: introversion and extroversion, ego and shadow or masculine and feminine. Perhaps the dream is simply saying that you are ‘in two minds’ about an issue or that you have to duplicate everything you do.
Mystical Interpretation: Many ancient cultures considered twins to be divine. A very widespread and ancient belief, found among many peoples, says that twins always have different fathers. One of these dads is supernatural, a god or spirit of some kind. Your dream may be showing you the spiritual side of yourself. Top
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