Baby

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Dreams of a baby or babies can be triggered when you are trying to have one. The dream can also be about influences you picked up as a baby.

To dream of a baby or babies, particularly when given one or asked to mind one, means there is something in your life for which you have responsibility. Just as a baby needs nurturing and care, you are obliged to do what it takes to look after or develop whatever it is. Once the attention is given the outcome is always positive.

To dream of you or someone else giving birth means a new aspect of yourself is about to be born. As above, it is your responsibility to develop this side of yourself. This is always a positive dream, as to allow a new aspect of yourself to flourish you must let go of whatever kept it suppressed. This dream usually comes after doing some developmental work on yourself.

To dream of someone nursing a baby or doing so yourself, asks you to provide the correct nurturing environment to develop a new aspect of yourself.

A baby with a special ability means that you have a sixth sense in line with what the baby is portraying in the dream. For example, if a newborn baby can talk it means you have a special communication ability – you are intuitive / psychic and you are being encouraged to do something to develop and use it.

A stillborn baby means that you are not doing what is needed to nurture a new and positive aspect of yourself. Don’t be disheartened by this dream but take it as a strong message that you need to make more of an effort.

Back

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Your back is most commonly about your past as like your past it is always behind you.

Washing your back whether deliberately or inadvertently is about the need to cleanse some baggage you are carrying from the past. For example, a window cleaner spilling soapy water on your back is a request to cleanse issues from the past.

Looking over your back or looking out a back window means that you are focused on the past. Something in your past has you looking back at it all the time. You may not be consciously aware of it but whatever you are doing today is controlled by something from the past.

If someone has their back to you it means the person they symbolize in the dream turned their back on you. At least that’s your view of it, but when it comes to your life you can only see it from your point of view. If the person in the dream is a woman, this is most likely going to be your mother. If the person in the dream is a man this is most likely going to be your father.

Back Door

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A back door indicates your rectum - the back door to your body. Houses, buildings and cars represent your body in dreams and various parts of the house represent various other parts of your body.

Back Garden

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The back garden whether it is your childhood house or not is often about the past. However, in dreams about your health the back garden is also about your colon or elimination system. For example, to dream of soggy newspapers in the back garden indicates mold is growing in your colon – often indicative of candida albicans.

A back garden path is always about your colon or elimination system. If it is a cement path the dream is saying that food is caked onto the walls of your colon and you need to do something to eliminate it.

Back Hoe

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A back hoe symbolizes your digestive system. This is because these vehicles are associated with working with dirt or dirt tracks.

Back Passage

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A back passage is about your colon or elimination system.

Badger

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A badger represents the elimination system for two reasons. The first is the black and white color combination which indicates the colon. The second is that the badger is a carnivore that digs into earth to find prey. As a result a badger can indicate a health warning with the colon. Try to eliminate or cut down on food items referenced in the same dream.

Baking

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Baking usually indicates the reproductive system. Creating a cake or dish is symbolic of creating a child (a bun in the oven). The environment, timing and ingredients must be perfect for the perfect outcome. The onset of menopause in a dream can be indicated by the dish that is being baked or the environment in which it is presented. For instance, ragout or a baked dish set in an environment of dilapidation urges that there is still time to create a child, since the dish is baked, but that the possibility for tenancy of a child (in the uterus) is ending.

Balcony

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Due to its height, dreaming of being on a balcony means that you operate from your head. Logic and analysis are your methods for determining your actions. The dream points out your position to ask you to come down from your head and include your heart in the decision making process.

An important figure above you on a balcony, particularly someone with a title or who speaks with authority, is in the dream to guide you. Their advice is infallible. Sometimes they take on a negative position to show you how you are acting with regard to the subject matter of the dream.

Bald

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To dream of being bald indicates you are refusing to think about the subject matter of the dream. If someone else in the dream is bald it can mean the same thing. However, it could also be about how someone else is affecting your thinking.

Ball

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A ball represents an ideal or a goal. Anything circular in a dream can symbolize this. A soccer game, for example, represents your pursuit of goals.

Balloon

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A balloon represents an ideal or a goal. Anything circular in a dream can symbolize this but a balloon is also something you look up to - symbolizing a request for you to aspire to achieving your goal.

Bamboo

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Bamboo, being wooden and a long tube, indicates your colon. It can also indicate you are a channel as it is a tube that is open at both ends.

Bank

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Banks control the flow of money in circulation and as such they symbolize your heart, circulatory system and emotions. When specifically about emotions they indicate suppression of feelings.

A bank account also indicates your feelings but in this case the attention is being drawn to how balanced your heart is. Do you share your feelings or do you hide them from others? Constant suppression of emotions can lead to physical problems with your heart and circulatory system.

An overdrawn bank account means you are being asked to address the imbalance as a matter of importance.

A bank robbery is not what it appears. With the bank symbolizing your heart the ‘robbers’ are forcing you to give from your heart. However, in your case the feeling in waking life is that when you give you get nothing in return – this indicates an inability to share.

A river bank, earthy and muddy indicates your colon. Quite often these dreams link the state of your bloodstream with the state of your colon reminding you that what you eat ends up in your bloodstream. In particular, foods that your system cannot digest or eliminate properly build up toxins in your colon which then seep into your bloodstream.

A river bank, green with clear water indicates your heart, emotions and bloodstream.

Banner

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A banner is symbolic of a title or qualification. Usually in dreams it is indicative of a perceived need for a qualification to feel entitled to do what you are already capable of.

Banquet

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To dream of a banquet is a request to be selective about the food you eat, and to eat what is required to keep your body healthy. Do not starve yourself. This is a common symbol for people who are damaging their body through excessive dieting.

Bar

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Bars symbolize socializing, repression of feelings or your spiritual nature. Getting drunk symbolizes repression of feelings as alcohol desensitizes you. Alcohol is a spirit so can also indicate your spiritual nature.

Barefoot

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Being barefoot in a dream indicates having cold feet with regard to the subject matter of the dream. The subject is given by other symbols in the dream. For example, finding yourself barefoot in the lobby of a hotel with your partner is about how your reception at birth (hotel) is holding you back from moving forward (barefoot) in your relationship today (with your partner in dream).

Barn

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A barn symbolizes your digestive system or colon. For example, steaming hay in a barn or a moldy barn indicates you have the condition candida albicans.

Barrier

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A barrier that acts like a fence means you suppress your feelings. This is used to mark your personal space. In dreams this is a symbol of sharing and indicates suppression of feelings. You do not share your feelings with others and more importantly you do not acknowledge your feelings yourself. Feelings come from your heart and persistent suppression can lead to health problems in this area. Also look for symbols to do with your head such as roofs or being up a height as these dreams are often asking you to move your centre of consciousness down from your head and into your heart.

A barrier at a check point such as a customs post is about expanding your consciousness. See Customs Post.

An obstacle on your path acting like a barrier indicates that you are blocking your progress with regard to the subject matter of the dream. This is regardless of the fact that you did not put the obstacle there in the dream. If you know who put it there then you are letting the influence of that person block you from doing what you need to do. If it is non-personal, such as wet cement on the pavement, you need to improve the health of your colon in order to continue in the direction of your goal.

Barrister

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Anyone with a title in a dream is a guide and you always have the ability they are displaying in the dream. A barrister is the senior counselor in a court of law. The dream is saying that you have the ability to counsel others. You are a counselor. Quite often in these dreams a woman will appear prominently.

Basement

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A basement indicates your subconscious or something that is below your conscious awareness. It is buried below a level which you can see.

Basket

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A baby basket indicates your reproductive system and uterus in particular.

A flower basket can also indicate your reproductive system.

Basketball

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A basketball signifies ideals / goals. Career is indicated by the black and orange color combination so the dream may refer to your career goals.

A basketball game is about how you pursue your goals in life.

Bat

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A bat (the animal) signifies you have an angry or negative mind with regard to the subject matter of the dream. It also signifies you have special abilities – see Flying for more.

A bat or club indicates that your male side controls your attitude to life or the subject matter of the dream.

Bath

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A bath can represent your uterus. This is because water represents life and a bath is a vessel that holds water. For the same reason a bath drain can represent your cervix. A dark shadow coming from the bath drain can indicate a condition such as endometriosis.

Being a place of cleansing a bath can also represent the need to eliminate some idea you are holding onto or indeed physical elimination.

Bathroom

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A bathroom represents purity, cleansing of ideas or attitudes and physical elimination. This is particularly true when attention is not drawn to a specific device in the bathroom.

In dreams about the physical body the bathroom can also symbolize the liver, kidneys or colon. Emphasis is often given to specific items in the bathroom in this case. In this case the bathroom taps would symbolize your kidneys. The waste pipes and drains represent your colon. The toilet bowl represents your bowel. Any sort of straining device, particularly one using organic material would indicate your liver.

Bathroom walls indicate the walls of your intestines. If the paper or plaster is falling off the walls it indicates the lining of your intestines is damaged.

Bathtub

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A bathtub can represent the uterus. This is because water represents life and a bath is a vessel that holds water. A dark shadow spreading from the plughole can indicate endometriosis.

Being a place of cleansing a bathtub can also represent the need to eliminate a negative influence in your life.

Baton

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A baton is a male symbol and indicates that you have a male energy approach to life or the subject matter of the dream. You need to restore balance between male and female aspects of yourself. Female energy allows you to forgive, listen, have two-way communication, lead and more. All aspects worthy of developing.

Battery

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A battery, being a pump, represents your heart and circulatory system since the heart is your body’s pump.

A dead battery or battery trouble means you are not doing what is required to keep your heart engaged and healthy. We easily accept that our heart needs the right diet and exercise but forget that our heart also needs emotional expression for optimum health.

Bay

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A bay, being part of the sea where life originated, represents your life. It can also be about your spiritual life since ultimately life is a spiritual journey.

Bay Window

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A bay window, particularly if it is in your mother’s house, represents the womb. The dream is showing how you are still affected today by something from way back in the past. Because these dreams are about being born, they often include symbols that indicate something precious you brought with you on this life journey. It is something that for you, gives expression of your soul and makes you feel connected to life.

Beach

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A beach represents your spiritual approach or your approach to life itself. The sea represents life since that is where life on earth began. The beach is the approach to the sea so symbolically represents your approach to life. Any unpolluted water in a dream can also indicate your spiritual side.

Bear

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A bear, due to its brown color, symbolizes your elimination system.

Bed

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Beds symbolize your reproductive system, sex, rest, meditation and astral activities.

A bed can symbolize your reproductive system since most procreation takes place in one.

Beds also symbolize your sexuality. This can occur if you repress your sexuality. This is nothing to do with sexual preference. For instance, if you view your gender in a negative way as a result of past trauma, present career or any other reason, your dreams will consistently ask you to accept your sexuality as a fundamental part of your nature. For example, driving a bed down the street is asking you to get in touch with your sexual energy and include it in your pursuits. Don’t confuse this with sexual preference. Our creative energy is intricately linked with our sexual energy and is affected by any blocks we may have in this area.

A raised bed is more likely to be about meditation and spiritual matters. When this is the subject matter the bed is often not in a bedroom.

For obvious reasons beds can also indicate you need rest.

Bedroom

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A bedroom, just like a bed, symbolizes your reproductive system, sex, rest, meditation and astral activities. See Bed.

A bedroom symbolizes your reproductive system as sexual activity takes place there.

A communal bedroom indicates the uterus in particular as the uterus is the only place in the body where another person can sleep.

A dirty bedroom indicates you see sex as dirty. This could be due to an overly strict or religious upbringing that puts a stigma on the sexual act.

A stain on the bedroom floor indicates you feel guilty with regard to sex. This could be due to an overly strict or religious upbringing that puts a stigma on the sexual act. It can also be triggered by strong religious beliefs where indulging in pleasures of the body is seen as evil.

Bedrooms are also a place for rest and sleep and as such can symbolize meditation and astral activities. When this is the case, other symbols in the dream will indicate which activities.

Someone breaking down your bedroom door to attack you can be indicative of sexual abuse.

A haunted bedroom can indicate the dream is about spiritual abilities since there is a spirit in the room. 

Behind

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When a dream places something behind you, it is symbolically putting it in the past. This is in much the same way you would encourage someone to deal with a traumatic event and ask them to put it behind them. In other words do not keep looking at it day after day.

If someone is chasing you, it means something from the past still has a power over you today. While you may feel you are past it, the dreams shows that you are still expending energy trying to get distance between you and it. The feeling that comes up in dreams like this is the key. The dream is attempting to show you that there is a link between the past trauma and that feeling today. If it is a parent, it means that you still have issues with that parent today.

Beige

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Beige symbolizes the need for tolerance / acceptance. Quite often beige appears in dreams as an antidote to white. It asks the dreamer to be less critical of themselves and others. A woman wearing a beige blouse in a dream asks you to accept your mother as she is. Through doing this you are developing tolerance and growing through it. Parents are always the most difficult to deal with. Life is designed to be that way. I will accept my mother / father if they will just …. fill in the blank yourself. That intolerance will cause you to dream of beige or cream. If a person tells lies about you, do you set out to correct your image in the eyes of everyone they speak to? That can cause you to dream of beige or cream. Don't focus on controlling others. Rather, focus on being the person you know you are.

Belfast

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Belfast is noted the world over for the opposing views of its inhabitants (Unionists and Republicans). As such in dreams, it symbolizes that you are at polar opposites with regard to the subject matter of the dream. For example, if you and your partner are traveling to Belfast it means you and your partner are polar opposites in the relationship – this leads to major conflict.

Bell

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A door bell ringing is a request to open the door on an opportunity that has come your way. If the door is at the front of the house the opportunity is something new in your future. If the doorbell is at the back of the house the opportunity has to do with resolving something from the past.

A church bell is a reminder that life is a spiritual journey. You are being asked to favor the spiritual path at this time.

Bench

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To dream of a bench can indicate that you are judgmental with regard to the subject matter of the dream.

Bereavement

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Bereavement symbolizes your need to eliminate negative influence from the past. An aspect of you has to die before another aspect can find expression. For example, to dream of the death of your father means you need to eliminate the negative influence of your father.

Berth

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To dream of a berth or berthing a ship or boat is a pun on birth and is about the start of your life journey.

Bible

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The bible symbolizes spirituality or religion. These are not the same thing. Spirituality is expression of your soul and includes things like writing, singing, music, teaching, leading and more.

Bicycles

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Bicycles represent your heart, circulatory system and emotions, due to the fact that balance is required to use them. Your heart requires balanced sharing of feelings.

Big Wheel

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A big wheel or Ferris Wheel is likely to be about being caught on a karmic cycle. This is where you miss the opportunities in life to repay the karmic debts you owe. The result of which is the need to plan another life to pay the debts you had planned to pay this time around. A Big wheel journey symbolizes this perfectly as it just does a complete cycle and you end up back where you started.

Billboard

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A billboardprojects a message into the minds of others and in dreams symbolizes that you have the power to project your mind. This can be used for a number of things.

The first is that you can use your strong intellect to rise mentally above a situation. You don’t always do this though!

Another thing it is useful for is hypnosis, where you project your mind onto a client to help them ‘think’ their way through an issue. Literally your thoughts direct the thoughts of the client.

Another use, although controversial in some circles is absent healing. Here you project your mind onto the client and use your thoughts to think them well. The connection between the brain and the immune system has been established. Absent healing projects positive healing thoughts onto the client with the intention that the healing takes root.

Lastly this strong mind can be used to project thoughts to others, including groups of others. See flying.

Binding

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Binding indicates karma you are bound to. For example, to dream of holding a book whose binding is not complete indicates you are obliged through karma to give channeled readings. Readings will complete your karma.

Bird

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Birds often symbolize goals or ideals as they are something we usually have to look up to. This is true even if the bird in the dream is on the ground or dead.

In mythology an eagle is said to fly so high that it can see the past present and future from its high vantage point. Due to this an eagle in a dream indicates that you have the gift of prophecy. High flying birds indicate the same thing.

An ostrich indicates there is something you are refusing to face.

A dead bird, other than a crow or other carrion bird is a request to put life into the pursuit of your goals. Don’t just sit and wait for them to come to you. You need to get the off the ground.

A chicken indicates your relationship, as chicken is often used as a term of endearment.

A frozen chicken indicates that you are being cold in your relationship and need to be warmer towards your partner.

A crow or other carrion bird, because they eat dead and rotting flesh, can represent cancer. Bear in mind that dreams warn of cancer in plenty of time to do what it takes to prevent it from developing. A crow burrowing into a part of your body indicates where the cancer is likely to present itself. If left untreated it will continue to cause more and more harm to the body.

A dead crow is a good symbol and indicates that your immune system is successfully fighting off the cancer cells.

A crow can also represent depression. In these dreams the crow is more likely to be on its own and circling overhead, perhaps over the rooftop of a building. In this case you often feel fear when facing the crow. The crow often appears alone as that reflects how you are at present.

A bird flying on one wing is a symbol for alcoholism due to the phrase, “A bird never flew on one wing.” This is a common response when asked if you need another drink. This dream shows you a bird flying on one wing to encourage you to say no to the next drink.

Birth

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To dream of you or someone else giving birth means a new aspect of yourself is about to be born. It is your responsibility to develop this side of yourself. This is always a positive dream, as to allow a new aspect of yourself to flourish you must let go of whatever kept it suppressed. This dream usually comes after doing some developmental work on yourself.

Birthday

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To dream of a birthday or birthday present is a dream’s way of bringing you back to your own birth. This is regardless of whose birthday is being celebrated in the dream. The rest of the dream will be about how the circumstances of your birth affect you today. This can be positive or negative.

Black

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Black on its own indicates negativity along the lines of fear, anxiety, resentment, hatred or guilt. A black stain, for example, would indicate guilt. When mixed with other colors, black adds a negative aspect to their meaning.

Black and white together indicates you have a tendency to see life or the subject matter of the dream in black and white terms. This comes across as being intolerant or extremist. You see others are either with you or against you. There is no neutral position allowed. You need to be more tolerant. Another difficulty with being black and white about things is that you judge things as being either in the right or wrong camp. If presented with a third option it must also fit into the right or wrong camp but only one idea can fit into the right one. In order to open your mind to something new, you have to first manage to move the current right idea into the wrong camp and that’s a big task to ask. If you allow for more than just right and wrong you can have many shades in-between. Then you can have something that is almost right. Not being able to eliminate concepts that are holding you back, eventually leads the body into not being able to eliminate waste matter efficiently and manifests as a slow moving colon along with the issues that can go along with that.

Black and red together indicate anger – negative passion.

Black and orange as a color combination in dreams indicates ambition driven out of fear and always indicates career. Tigers have this color combination so often symbolize career in dreams.

Blackboard

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A blackboard in a classroom indicates you have a spiritual leadership ability to work with groups and help them to expand their consciousness to take them out of the dark. Spiritual leadership works through empowering others to achieve for themselves, rather than doing something for them. It also indicates another ability which works in combination with your leadership. You also have the ability to project your mind so that when you are engaged with others, they connect completely with what you are saying. It is like you are putting your hands inside their heads and rearranging their thought process.

Blind

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To dream of being blind can be indicative of you being blind in a past life. If you or someone else is blind in the dream it can also indicate you are unwilling to see or look for the solution to a current problem.

Blonde

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Blonde as a color indicates tolerance and acceptance.

If it is blonde hair in the dream, it signifies the character is a guide. Hair represents thoughts so the blonde hair represents purity of thought.

Blue

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Blue symbolizes expression and includes spirituality, religion, art, culture, philosophy and attitude to life itself. It is one of the most common colors in dreams and is used to show your attitude to the subject matter. If other colors are mixed with it, you are asked to do what it takes to remove them from your philosophy if they are negative (dark or polluted colors), and to add them if they are positive colors. For example, dark blue or navy, a mix of blue (philosophy) and black (negativity), indicates a negative philosophy of life or attitude towards the subject matter of the dream, while blue and white asks you to lighten your attitude or philosophy with regard to the subject matter of the dream.

Blue and gold asks you to regard your spiritual healing ability as positive in your life.

Blue and silver asks you to regard your psychic / intuitive ability as positive in your life.

Boat

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A boat can represent your physical body. Is the boat in good shape? What is the dream emphasizing about the boat?

A boat journey represents your life journey. Check out to see what else is significant in the dream as this is how the dream comments on where you are on your journey.

If your partner is with you on a boat, the dream is about your relationship.

A small boat can indicate you as a child but it can also indicate that you feel on your own when navigating through life.

A speed boat, being a source of great power, indicates you have the gift of hands on healing. Literally you have a source of great power at your disposal.

A lifeboat indicates you have the ability to rescue lost souls. This is an unusual gift and is used while your body sleeps. In actuality you can traverse the astral plane with ease. We all go there when asleep and souls who are crossing over after death can find themselves lost and confused. You and others like you specialize in finding them and helping them make their journey. You particularly use this when someone close to you dies. Apart from dreams of rescuing someone at sea, most people with this ability are blissfully unaware of it.

Body Armor

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Body armor indicates that you do not allow others to get close to you. This is always about your heart and emotions. The idea is that by keeping people at a distance you cannot get hurt. The dream shows you this to ask you to open up and allow others to get close. It is not healthy for your heart to suppress your feelings over a long period of time. Ideally you are open and honest about your feelings both to yourself and to others.

Bog

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Bogs symbolize that your blood is not being cleansed properly by your lymph system.

Boiler

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A boiler indicates your heart and circulatory system. Symbols of fire are always linked with the heart. A boiler uses fire and also pumps water out to the extremities of a building and back. The pump and circulation are symbolic of your heart and circulation system.

Boiling

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Boiling indicates anger. For example, a dream of milk boiling over indicates issues with mother (milk) need to be dealt with.

Bonnet

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A bonnet or hood being the access to a car engine is about your heart. An open bonnet is a request to open up to your feelings or open your heart.  Having the bonnet open in the rain is a healing symbol as this indicates letting life into your heart. The dream is asking you to do this in waking life.

Book

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To dream of a book on a specific subject means you have knowledge of that subject area. This is particularly the case when you have the book in your hands in the dream, and even more so when it is not a book that you are familiar with, or is not available in reality.

To dream of many books or a library means you have a counseling ability. In this case the books represent a depth of knowledge or wisdom that you have. This depth of knowledge can be used to help others deepen their knowledge of themselves. You have this counseling ability regardless of whether you have had formal training. Note that many countries require you to have a formal qualification before practicing counseling officially under the counselor banner.

Books on a table again mean you have a counseling ability (see many books above). However, in this case you are being told that you are responsible for developing this ability to a level where you can formally practice it.

A book’s binding is about karma you are bound to.

A book’s spine is about your spine. Threads in the spine would indicate nerves in your spine.

Border Post

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A border post is where an official determines whether you have everything required in order to pass from one state or country to another. This symbolizes the transition from one state of consciousness to another. This is especially true if you are asked questions by an official at the border post. If the country or state you are moving into is bigger than the one you are leaving, your new state of consciousness is expanded. If it is smaller you are doing something that is limiting you.

It is common for the official to ask you what you will work at in the new location. They may even suggest a career and a salary. If they do, look up the career and salary in this book as they are symbolic of what you are being asked to do in order to develop your new state of consciousness.

Bottle

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A bottle is a common symbol for the kidneys.

A broken bottle indicates damage to the kidneys. The damage is likely to be indicated by the location where the dream takes place or by food types or drinks being shown specifically in the dream.

Boutique

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A boutique reminds you that you chose your role or attitude towards something current in your life. It is not preordained that you must only look at it from one perspective. Are you playing the role you think is expected of you? Why do you think you are entitled to the attitude you have adopted? 

Bowl

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A bowl or any vessel that carries water can represent the uterus.

A mixing bowl represents the bowel because it is a pun on bowel and also because food stuffs are mixed in it. The foods being mixed in the bowl are indicative of foods you are being asked to eliminate from your diet.

A toilet bowl can indicate elimination. If, however, there are food items blocking the toilet bowl or visible in it, you are being asked to eliminate these food items from your diet. For example, a milk carton blocking the toilet would indicate the need to eliminate dairy products from your diet.

A cracked toilet bowl warns of potential damage to your bowel. Again look for food items being specifically referenced or symbolized using color and eliminate them from your diet.

Box

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A box, being a container, symbolizes containment or limitation. It is a specifically strong symbol of limitation as it also has four sides and a lid both of which also indicate limitation. The rest of the dream will indicate what has you boxed in.

A box, through English slang usage, can also indicate the womb. An egg box in this context would indicate the ovaries or reproductive cycle. Running out of eggs in an egg box indicates the end of your fertile period for having children.

A box holding small animals to keep them safe always indicates the reproductive system. If it is crumbling or falling apart it indicates the onset of menopause.

A boxed gift indicates it is time for you to explore a new and positive aspect of yourself. Open the box (remove limitation) to discover the gift.

A person giving a boxed gift is a guide. Always heed the advice they give you in the dream.

Box Room

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A small box room at the end of a hallway can represent the uterus. Indeed any claustrophobic location can but this symbol is particularly strong because the hallway also symbolizes the womb.

Boxing Match

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A boxing match indicates you are going through a period of conflict.

When a blow to the head is emphasized you are being warned of potential stroke. Look for other symbols to indicate the circulatory system.

Boy

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A boy can indicate your male side or that you had issues with your father when you were the age of the boy in the dream. We each have both male and female aspects to ourselves. Dreams always encourage you to restore balance to this energy mix. In fact that is one of the main purposes of your life.

Brakes

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Dreams with car brakes normally have to do with the brake not working efficiently. This usually means that you are doing something that is blocking the achievement of your goals. You are either doing something counter productive or your fears are slowing you down from getting to where you need to be.

Bread

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To dream of bread can indicate a number of things. Taking home the bread would symbolize your income. The rest of the dream is likely to be about how your career or a financial burden is affecting something else in your life.

Soggy bread or large amounts of bread indicate that bread is clogging up your digestive system. If you find you have an intolerance to particular foods it can often be due to eating something, such as bread, that slows down your digestive system. Once slowed down, other foods have time to literally rot and produce toxins in your gut.

Brown bread is the Cockney rhyming slang for dead and indicates this in a dream. Something else in the dream will alert you to what you need to change in your life today.

Toast bread also is a pun on death. In this case, however, the connection with the heart is established as fire is required to make toast. Look for other symbols to indicate changes you need to make.

Break

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To dream of being on a holiday break is a request to take it easy and allow some healing for your body and mind.

Breakfast

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Breakfast is a meal time so the dream is about your eating habit or your digestive system. The word itself comes from the two words break and fast so this dream could be a request for you to eat well and avoid dieting or skipping meals. Look for someone underweight or skinny in the same dream.

Breastplate

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A breastplate indicates that you do not allow others to get close to you. The theory is that keeping people at a distance prevents you from getting hurt. The dream shows this to ask you to open up and allow others to get close as it is not healthy to suppress your feelings over a long period of time. Ideally you are open and honest about your feelings both to yourself and to others. Your heart requires balanced expression to stay healthy.

Breasts

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Breasts symbolize nurturing in dreams. For example, if a friend has exposed breasts in a dream it is a request for you to use your nurturing / leadership abilities in social settings.

Bridge

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A bridge is for spanning a divide and as such in dreams it suggests you need a reconciliation of different aspects of yourself. For example, dreams of bridges can be triggered if you are thinking of leaving work to start out on your own but are troubled by issues of confidence.

Bridges can also indicate reconciliation with others. In this case you are likely to know of the waking life issue and the person or persons involved. However, it is common to dream of the people with whom reconciliation is required. Sometimes the relevant person is shown in symbolic form. John dreamt he was trying to hurry across a rope bridge while meteorites were falling. His path was blocked by a man coming in the opposite direction. In this dream the man represents John’s father, a man whom John feels has obstructed his path in life. The dream is telling John that in order to move forward he must reconcile a clash of ideals (indicated by meteorites falling) with his father.

Bridges can also indicate a transition. While on a bridge you are neither where the bridge starts nor where it leads to. It is common for these dreams to occur when going through a transition between stages of your life or doing some therapeutic work on yourself that will lead to a positive outcome.

Lastly a bridge can indicate that you have a counseling ability. The first rule of interpretation is that you are everything in the dream. If you are a bridge your special ability is to help people span a divide which symbolically indicates reconciliation of issues whether with themselves or with others.

Brown

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Brown being the color of earth indicates you need to see the subject matter of the dream as practical. It is common to see brown alongside spiritual gifts in dreams. Here the brown is asking you not to deny your spiritual ability. The gift is practical and you need to bring it down to earth. For example a brown church door asks you to create practical opportunities to include your spiritual aspects in your life on the planet.

Dull brown indicates negative materiality where you are too focused on earthly things. This unenlightened philosophy leads to a denial of spirit and ultimately depression. If a dull brown coat is worn by your father in your dream it means that you picked up your materialistic philosophy of life from him.

Brown can also indicate issues with your colon.

Bruise

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To be bruised in a dream indicates emotional trauma. While the trauma is likely to be in the past you are dreaming about it because it is still affecting your actions today.

Buddha

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Buddha symbolizes your spiritual level in a dream. You are either at an enlightened level of awareness or have the potential to reach that stage in this life time. Buddha is also particularly known for his spiritual leadership so it also means that you have that ability.

Buffet

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To dream of a buffet is a request to be selective about the food you eat, and to eat what is required to keep your body healthy. Don’t starve yourself. This is a common symbol for people who are damaging their body through excessive dieting.

Bug

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Bugs represent things that are bugging you in reality.

Bulldozer

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A bulldozer, like any other earth moving machine, is about your colon and elimination system. This is due to the colon being the dirt track of your body.

Bunsen Burner

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A Bunsen burner, being a flame source, is about your heart and emotions. If the dream is highlighting a physical problem with the burner, it is about your physical heart otherwise the dream is focusing on your emotions and is most likely asking you to be more openly expressive.

Burger King

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To dream of Burger King or any fast food restaurant is about the need to speed up your digestive system. It is a symbolic antidote to a sluggish digestive system with fast food. To emphasize the healing the dream will often place you in the drive through which provides faster fast food and is usually very brightly lit in the dream.

Burglar Alarm

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A burglar alarm symbolizes your immune system. For example, repeatedly trying to reset a burglar alarm in your dream can indicate an auto immune disorder such as multiple sclerosis (MS).

Burial Place

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A burial place indicates the digestive and elimination system. This is regardless of whether the burial place is for an animal, pet or human. The color brown (see colors) and the earthiness of the burial place are sufficient to indicate the digestive system. Any dream where digging into the earth / dirt is involved implies the dirt track of your body, which is your colon. However, a morbid symbolic link exists because both the digestive system and a burial place are used to receive dead meat.

Bus

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Dreams including a bus are often about your life journey especially if it is a school bus.

The bus number is significant in commenting on how you are currently doing on your journey. For example, a number 17 is about your individual spiritual path, whereas a 47 indicates that you are limiting your spiritual journey.

Getting the wrong bus means you are being asked to change your direction in life. Again the bus number or the bus’s destination will indicate the specific change to be made.

If the bus does not go where it should or takes an unexpected route you are again being asked to take stock of where you are going in life. Is where you are going in line with what your dreams are asking you to do?

Getting off a bus can indicate birth through symbolically showing you enter into the world. The rest of the dream will comment on the circumstances of your birth and how it affects you today.

A bus stop is where a journey starts and ends and as such can indicate the beginning or end of your life journey or a stage of your life journey. This is not usually a health warning.

Being upstairs on a double decked bus indicates that you tend to rationalize decisions rather than follow your heart. Literally you live in your head, upstairs in your body. The dream is encouraging you to listen to your feelings.

Waves washing over the top of a bus indicate you rationalize, due to some previous emotional turmoil. The mistaken concept is that closing your heart and retreating into your head will protect you from similar pain in the future.

An open top bus is asking you to open your mind to new things.

To dream of a bus driver, whether you are the driver or not, means you have an ability to work with groups of people in a counseling or coaching fashion. Like the bus driver you can bring the group from where they are to where they need to be.

Waiting in line for a bus means you have a sluggish digestive system. Literally food is waiting in line in your colon instead of traveling at normal speed through it. The dream is asking you to do something to speed it up. For example, remove the foods from your diet that slow it down. The foods in question are often indicated in the same dream. See the chapter on Digest This for a complete description.

A bus can sometimes be used as a pun for bust and therefore be about how loved and nurtured you felt from your mother. For example, a dream where a Fiat Bambino car had crashed across the front of a bus told the dreamer that she wasn’t planned. From her mother’s perspective she was an accident that she was forced to take responsibility for. The dreamer, at age 45, was still affected by this reception at birth.

Bus Driver

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A bus driver indicates you have a leadership / teaching ability that works well with groups. It means this because a bus driver takes many people from where they are to where they need to be at the same time.