Dreams about weddings can represent highly emotional issues in your life. On the one hand they show your desire for harmony and happiness but are also, particularly during the planning stage, can be a stressful time. As dream symbols the wedding themes can reflect happiness but also your feelings of bitterness, loss and worries about life.
Psychological Dream Meaning: Don’t take these dreams too literally as they usually highlight inner fears. You may have hidden worries about your sexuality or desire something that’s not in your best interest. The dream is a way for your unconscious to express its sexual urges. Sometimes it does this in ways that may go against what is socially acceptable or advisable.
Mystical Interpretation: A legal action may befall you if a man dreams of adultery. For a woman it means she will lose the affections of her husband. The ancient dream dictionaries, that were written before the advent of women’s rights, predicted far worse consequences for women than for men who had this dream. Top
(see also Marriage and Anima/ Animus)
Psychological Dream Meaning: A bride may represent the peak of feminine force within us. For a man she is an anima figure which represents the feminine side of his nature. Similarly, a bridegroom may represent the masculine, animus, side of a woman’s personality. The most psychologically healthy people are those who integrate both sides of their nature.
Mystical Interpretation: Most fairy stories use the same symbolism as found in dreams. Many end with ‘then they got married and lived happily ever after’. This typical happy ending is a classic dream symbol for the union of the masculine and feminine forces within the psyche. Top
(see also Anima/Animus)
Psychological Dream Meaning: To dream of a couple may symbolise the need to bring together the male and female parts of your psyche.
Mystical Interpretation: Alchemy was a spiritual tradition that sought spiritual transformation of the psyche. The Royal Couple is one of the main symbols found in Philosophia reformata written by Mylius in 1622. Their coming together and merging to become one being symbolises spiritual wholeness. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: To cut is to sever and separate. Your dream may be an allegory for a broken relationship, a major change in your circumstances or an ending of an outmoded way of behaviour.
Mystical Interpretation: Dream oracles tell us that to dream of being cut means that a friend will betray you. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: The dream may represent a hidden desire on your part to end a relationship. You may feel unhappy about your marriage or partner. Perhaps you should express your concerns and make your unhappiness known. A good relationship is both giving and taking, so don’t just make demands, look for solutions that bring happiness to both of you.
Mystical Interpretation: The old dream oracles wisely advise that this dream is a warning and that you should cultivate a more congenial domestic atmosphere. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: This may simply be a dream about your relationship and your unconscious feelings about him. However, you may also be projecting other qualities into this dream image. He may sometimes represent your father or the male side of your own personality (animus)
Mystical Interpretation: Superstition says that there will be troubles ahead if you dream of being married when you’re not. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: A knot may represent a problem that you’re trying to untangle. (a ‘knotty’ problem) It can also represent the union of two people or the union of the male and female aspects of the psyche. (i.e. ‘tying the knot’- a ritual that was an actual occurrence during Babylonian times when threads from the couple’s garments would be tied together).
Mystical Interpretation: Superstition has associated knots with problems. For example, at weddings the bridegroom should wear one of his shoes unlaced to foil witches from ‘untying’ his bride’s virginity. Moreover, in Scotland UK it is believed that no body should be put into a coffin with knots on any of its clothing or the spirit will never rest in peace. In dream superstitions, to dream knots means that you will meet with much to cause you anxiety Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: The dream may refer to marriage or commitment to a relationship. You may feel that you want to be loyal to your partner. Similarly, a ring could mean loyalty to your principles and ideals. It may represent a binding oath. From a spiritual perspective, a ring, being a circle with no beginning and no end, can represent eternity, wholeness and your true self.
Mystical Interpretation: To dream of being given a ring augurs well but to loose a ring is a warning of trouble. If you dream of finding a ring means you will soon have a new friend or lover. However, some superstitions say that to dream of being given a ring means a broken promise. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: Rituals can symbolise the transitions in our lives. They are also a form of drama that invites you to escape the confines of the conscious mind and pass into the world of the imagination. According to Carl Jung, images of fertility rites in dreams emerge from the collective unconscious in an attempt to abolish the separation between the conscious and unconscious minds. Your dream is putting you in-touch with your instinctive self.
Mystical Interpretation: Shaman rituals induce a dream like state and may trigger clairvoyant and prophetic powers. Make a note of your dream that you can refer to later as your dream may include a real prophecy. Top
Psychological Dream Meaning: A veil conceals. Are you trying to hide something? Perhaps you are afraid to express part of your personality? Try to decide what is being hidden. A Freudian psychologist interprets a veil as a symbol for a woman’s hymen. The dream may show a fear of sexual intercourse.
Mystical Interpretation: Nuns sometimes wear veils. As a spiritual symbol, this dream could represent a rejection of worldly things. Dream superstition says that to dream of a black veil is a sign of parting from one you love. A white veil indicates a wedding. 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: 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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