A cage symbolizes your heart and emotions. Specifically it means that you suppress your feelings. You keep your heart in a cage so that others cannot get close to you. The logic behind the action is that if people cannot get close they cannot hurt your feelings. Over time you can become so good at suppressing your feelings that you do not even acknowledge them to yourself. For example, a dream where a woman reluctantly releases you from a cage means that you are reluctant to open up or share your feelings with others.
Canada indicates expansion of consciousness through dharma or compassion. This is often referred to as living in a state of grace and is how Jesus and other spiritual leaders propose we live. On this path you choose what you know will be spiritually beneficial to you and not necessarily what is logical. This meaning does not hold if you are from Canada.
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.
A bonnet or hood being the access to the engine is also 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.
Oil is to the engine as blood is to the heart and so indicates blood in a dream. The most common symbol with oil in dreams is the engine leaking oil. This represents anemia as anemia is a loss of red blood cells. Note that oil in an oil well or oil tanker has a different meaning and indicates you are a spiritual healer.
The car roof is about the brain or mind. An open top car is asking you to open your mind to something new in your life. If you have recently ‘made up your mind’ about something you are being asked to think again. If something has come your way and you are dismissing it, you are being asked to reconsider. The rain coming into an open top car is asking you to open your mind to letting life in. This is true even if in the dream the rain gets in because the roof won’t close. This is saying, “Don’t close your mind.”
The wing mirror represents your reproductive system as a mirror reproduces images. It is unlikely to only have one symbol indicating the reproductive system so you may find the car is a Morris Minor or other car that is no longer in production. The symbolism in that is that such cars are no longer being reproduced which is again pointing to a reproduction system – yours. Another pun in the Morris Minor name is the word minor which means child which yet again points to your reproduction system. A mirror on a Fiat Bambino would also be the same as Bambino means child in Italian. Lastly a rear view mirror also means your reproductive system because of the mirror and the pun on rear or rearing. You are being asked to look at (view) something in the past that is causing you to have issues with having or raising children. The issue itself can be any number of things and is likely to be given by other symbols in the same dream.
Headlights would indicate the eyes as they allow you to see. However, they also indicate an intuitive ability as they allow you to see in the dark. So while others can’t really figure out what is going on, your intuition kicks in and you appear to get direction out of nowhere.
The trunk represents two things. Firstly it can indicate your stomach / digestive system as the trunk is so commonly used to hold grocery items. Your stomach is the first place your body holds food when you put it into your body.
The trunk can also indicate the womb for this reason. Viewing the car as symbolizing the body, the trunk is a small place within the car, with no windows and which is used to transport smaller items. The womb is a small place with no windows which is used to bring smaller bodies onto the planet. In these dreams it is also common to find yourself driving the car out of an underground car park into the daylight. This dream can be about your own birth.
The windshield protects you from the weather, in particular the rain, and so in dreams it indicates protecting yourself from life. The dream is asking you to get more into life. Don’t just wait for things to come to your door. Do something to bring the fun back into your life.
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.
Car tires represent your circulatory system as due to the tires being circular and the fact that they need to be pumped, they are analogous to the heart being a pump. The tires being flat would mean there is little emotional expression in your life. You are just plodding along with no real passion on a daily basis.
Tire lug nuts indicate the immune system. The lug nuts keep the tires safe on the car. Since tires represent the circulatory system, the lug nuts represent what keeps the circulatory system healthy and that represents the immune system.
The steering wheel represents two things. Firstly the circulatory system due to the wheel’s circular nature and secondly, it is a reminder that you have the ability to control the direction of your life. If you are having problems driving, when the steering is fully locked while driving around corners, it indicates your alcohol consumption is inhibiting the direction in which your life is going. The pun here is locked referring to being drunk.
Driving a car is about striving towards your goals as we use cars to take us from where we are to where we need to be. Symbolically this indicates moving towards our goals. A goal can be an obvious target like getting a qualification or a specific job. It can also be something less tangible like wanting to be a more attentive parent. See Driving for more.
A car ferry signifies pregnancy or your own birth. A car ferry is a vehicle that carries smaller vehicles in its belly. It brings the smaller vehicles across water (which symbolizes the spirit world in dreams) to a berth in a port where the smaller vehicles leave the ferry. This signifies arrival on the planet / birth (berth being a pun).
A carriage such as a train carriage is usually a pun on being in the womb. As adults not involved with psychology or therapy, we can find it difficult to believe that we have any memory from that far back in our life, but we do. We perceive with more than our brains, particularly when under 2 years old, and can carry emotional scars from the womb if we nearly lost our life through a miscarriage or felt unwanted or were threatened with abortion.
Petty cash often indicates that you do not value the subject matter of the dream. For example, to dream of a silver box with petty cash inside, says that you view intuition (silver) as petty or that the information you get that way is petty. Hardly worth sharing because it is of no real value. You need to place a far higher value on your ability.
A cat in the bedroom wardrobe indicates that guilt (the cat) is affecting your attitude (clothes in wardrobe) towards sex (the bedroom). This can even be the other way around where your attitude towards the sexual act is causing guilt. For instance, if you were sexually abused in your childhood this could cause you to adopt a distasteful attitude towards sex which causes you to feel guilt because you don’t want to have sex with your partner.
Ceilings can symbolize a limitation as in I reached the ceiling of my ability. As they are always above your head ceilings can symbolize the mind and / or spiritual aspects of yourself. A high ceiling asks you to create a greater space in your mind for the subject matter of the dream. A low ceiling lets you know that your thinking on that subject matter is restricted.
A cell phone indicates you are clairaudient. Clairaudience is a gift where you literally hear messages from the spirit world. Mostly the messages are heard as lines from songs popping into your head. The segment of the song will repeat over and over making you wonder why you can’t get it out of your head. Once you accept it is a message it immediately changes to a line from another song or stops if it is the end of the message. It can also work through hearing lines from movies.
Cement or a cement path is typically about your colon or elimination system. The dream is saying that food has hardened in your colon and is caked onto its walls. You need to do something to eliminate it. This inhibits the flow of waste matter and the absorption of nutrients through the walls of the colon.
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.
Young chicks indicate immaturity in a relationship.
A clarinet, like any musical instrument, symbolizes that you are a channel / medium. You can communicate with spirits. A clarinet is a particularly strong symbol for channeling because it has an opening at both ends. This too is symbolic of a channel as a channel is open to the spirit world and the physical world.
Being naked in a dream is a very good symbol and shows that you are being asked to be yourself when it comes to the subject matter of the dream. The disturbing feeling usually associated with this type of dream, indicates the level of discomfort you would have in being yourself. If you are currently undergoing therapy this type of dream shows it is working well and restoring your sense of identity.
A coat indicates that you do not allow others to get close to you. This is always about your heart and emotions. The mistaken 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. Suppressing your feelings over a long period of time is not healthy for your heart. Ideally you are open and honest about your feelings both to yourself and to others.
Magazines on a coffee table indicate that you have a counseling ability. Indeed the dream is saying that it is your responsibility to develop this ability. Literally it is time for you to put this gift on the table.
A coffin symbolizes you need to eliminate negative influences from the past. A negative aspect of you has to die before a positive aspect can find expression. For example, to dream of the death of your father means you need to eliminate negative influences from your father. This can be an influence that leads to dysfunctional behavior but does not have to be. For example, a woman who was in a long term relationship and already had a child from a previous relationship, felt her parents would disapprove of her having a second child by a different man. This was enough to stop her until she dreamed of her father dying, followed by dreams of being pregnant.
Silver coins, being the color of the moon, indicate you have a strong intuitive ability. Like the moon you are a light in the dark. It is common to find yourself discovering silver coins in a dream or picking them up.
Cooking through using of an oven 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.
Cooking on a stove top typically symbolizes your stomach and digestive system. For example, a dream showing milk boiling over and spilling onto the floor indicates an allergy to milk or other dairy products.
To dream of a counselor means you have a natural counseling ability. Counseling works through your female energy and although it is a requirement to be trained officially in order to practice, it is not learned from books or tuition. It comes through living life on the outside always looking in at others, including your friends, and seeing their individuality and why they get on and what’s going on when they do not. From a young age, friends will automatically have sought you out for advice as they are drawn by your aura.
The crab is the astrological sign for cancer and in dreams indicates a physical health warning. It does not mean that you have cancer and it is normal for everyone to dream of cancer from time to time. Your immune system is designed to detect cancer and fight it off. The same dream is likely to also show what is triggering the cancer and what needs to be done to prevent it.
If you lost a child due to miscarriage or shortly after birth you can also dream of airplane crashes. For example, a woman whose baby died shortly after being born dreamed she witnessed a plane coming in to land flying too low. It passed just over her head and crashed behind her. The force of the gust from the blast knocked her over.
To dream of your partner dying in a car crash is indicative of a relationship which feels like the one you do not want to lose. It is a common dream for people who have had a previous difficult relationship. It does not foretell the death of your partner. Rather it shows your fear of losing them. The dream is showing you this fear only because it is affecting your relationship in someway. Do not put pressure on yourself or your partner because you think something will cause them to leave. Enjoy what you have now.
Credit cards, because of their association with banks, are about balance of the heart and sharing of feelings. Credit cards normally operate where the credit card company gives to you first and you owe them, so in dreams they indicate that when it comes to sharing feelings with people or that special person in your life, you are behind. The dream is asking you to open up and share your true feelings. What makes you happy? What makes you sad and why? Do people know the real you or only what you choose to show on the surface?
Crouching in a dream indicates you are protecting yourself in some way. This protection comes at a price and the dream is asking you to deal with whatever caused you to be this way. For example, a dream where you are crouching down protecting your three year old son means you are protecting your inner child from an event that happened at age 3. Now is the time to look back at this time and do what it takes to eliminate the negative effects that you still carry with you today.
Crystal is often used to mean something is crystal clear. This comes from the fact that when specific properties of quartz were discovered (applying energy to quartz causes it to vibrate regularly and compressing it causes it to release energy) they were employed in tuning circuits to lock-on to exact frequencies. The result was that receivers using crystal tuning did not drift and enjoyed clarity over other tuning circuits. In dreams this often symbolizes a clear connection with a spiritual ability.
A cull is usually indicative of your immune system fighting off a threat of disease. For example, to dream of killing young mutated animals in the wild indicates fighting off cancer in your body – cancer is mutated cells. The animals quite often are shown as young or not fully developed as this is the stage where you want your immune system to spot the threat and deal with it. Note, however, that the animals do not have to be young – once they are shown negatively it means the same thing. Black and white or menacing black animals mean the same thing. Overgrown animals also represent a threat and are good to kill in a dream.
It is common for the official to ask what you will work at in the new location. They may even suggest a career and a salary. If they do, the career and salary are symbolic of what you are being asked to do in order to develop your new state of consciousness.