King Dream Meaning
(see also Queen)
A king can symbolise the self that sits on throne of consciousness. He represents the dominant ruling power- the part of you that is in control. The king can also represent your father.
The psychologist Carl Jung recognised that Alchemy is a system of symbolism that represents the transformation of the lower self (base matter) into the divine (gold). The King was the human personification of the work. His appearance in dreams can have a number of important meanings:
The king who is ill represents worn out attitudes and sometimes the conflict between the conscious and unconscious. The decrepit king shows limited Ego-bound consciousness. If the king is dissolved or returned to the mother, this shows the Ego sinking back into unconsciousness. In the strange symbolism of Alchemy, when the king gives birth to a hermaphrodite it shows how the new dominant Self is born.
Dream Interpretation for King Dream: © Craig Hamilton-Parker 1999