Obstacle

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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.

Ocean

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The ocean symbolizes spirituality and life. Life is a spiritual journey so expect to see other symbols in the dream indicating your spiritual gifts or giving advice on your life journey.

Office

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An office symbolizes your mind as in general non-physical work is performed in an office. An office can also symbolize your work / career.

Oil

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Oil symbolizes your blood and circulatory system. Oil circulates around the engine of a car like blood circulates around your body. For example, to dream of a car engine leaking oil would indicate you are anemic (losing red blood cells).

Oil Tanker

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An oil rig, oil well or oil tanker symbolizes that you are a hands-on healer. The huge quantity of oil is a great source of power. Like the oil tanker you have a source of power within you. This power can be channeled into others by placing your hands on the person and letting the energy flow. See the chapter on Spiritual Healing for more.

Old Folks Home

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An old folks’ home represents your childhood home. More specifically the dream is about your relationship with your parents and possibly some limiting influence that is affecting you today. 

Old World

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An old world setting symbolizes a past life influence.

Olive

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An olive, whether it is the food or a person’s name is a pun on “Oh Live” and is a request for you to do a mental check on your philosophy of life. The dream is asking you to accept life and drop any attitude such as, “Well if this is all life has to give I don’t really care if I live or die.”

An olive branch symbolizes resolution of conflict and peaceful living.

Open Areas

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Open areas in dreams are healing for your heart, circulatory system and emotions. These dreams ask you to openly share your feelings.

Open Plan

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An open plan house or building asks you to open up – remove the walls you have erected to keep others from getting close to you.

Open Top Bus

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The top of a bus represents the top of your body – your head / mind. An open top bus 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 think differently. Rain coming into an open top bus asks you to open your mind to letting life in while on your journey.

Opening

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An opening is exactly what it sounds like – you are being asked to create an opening in your life for the subject matter of the dream. Doors are the most common symbolic opening in dreams.

Opera

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Opera symbolizes emotional expression and is healing for your lack of emotional expression in reality. The dream asks you to openly share your feelings from this point forward.

Orange

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Orangesymbolizes drive and ambition. It is an energizing color often prominent in career dreams.

Orange also has to do with assimilation of new ideas and can indicate a profound change in perspective is being attempted or required. The sacral chakra, which is located close to the stomach, is energized by this color and helps with assimilation / digestion of new ideas. When given good news, we can feel it here as butterflies in our stomach. When given overwhelmingly bad news, we feel it as if our stomach is in knots.

The sacral chakra feeds life sustaining energy to the digestive system so orange is also used in dreams to indicate digestive system trouble and to help heal it. A common theme is to dream of standing in line for an orange drink. The slow moving line indicates that your digestive system is slow moving and the orange drink symbolically heals this.

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.

Orca

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Orcas are dolphins and dolphins symbolize channeling in a dream. A channel is someone who can communicate directly with spirits and Angels. Dolphins and whales mean this because they are mammals that live in the ocean. In dreams the ocean represents spirituality, so here we have an air breathing mammal that has adapted enough to travel into the spirit world. The type of dolphin or whale involved is not important, although orcas are killer whales. In this context, the killer portion of the name shows the fear the dreamer has with regard to talking with the dead. Also their strong black and white color indicates a difficulty the dreamer has with regard to accepting spiritual communication. In essence they must overcome their black and white attitude that tells them things are either good or evil. When you have this attitude it is difficult to open your mind to something new. This could be due to religious doctrine.

Organ

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An organ (musical instrument) means you are a channel. You can communicate with spirits. The fact they are usually associated with churches reinforces the meaning.

Orgy

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An orgy in a dream asks you to get in touch with your male / female side and be uninhibited about expressing yours feelings in public. See Sex.

Ostrich

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

Out of Order

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To dream of something out of order is usually about your physical body and something not functioning correctly within it. The focus is the subject matter of the dream. For example, a toilet out of order would indicate problems with your elimination system.

Oven

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Ovens usually indicate your reproductive system. The expression to have a bun in the oven is synonymous with being pregnant.

On occasion, an oven can also symbolize your stomach as both are places we put food.

Overcrowded Room

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An overcrowded room signifies difficulty with breathing as it is hard to breathe in such locations.

Overdrawn bank account

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

Overflow Drain Pipe

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An overflow drain pipe connected to a heating or water system is about the immune system. Here the drain pipe kicks in when required to relieve pressure from the main system. This is how the immune system works. Always alert to prevent a problem.

Owl

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An owl signifies inner wisdom and that you have a counseling ability.

Like other birds an owl can also signify an ideal (something to look up to).

Owl can also be a pun on old.