This dream dictionary will help in translating the dream language. It is 'Jungian' based and focuses on the best possible applications of the dream images and actions in relationship to the emotional energies found in dreams. It references the symbolic and metaphorical value of the images/actions that are representative of the personal and universal/archetypal emotional patterns that are the subject matter in our dreams.
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Travel dreams represent the path toward your life goals. Traveling to specific destinations often have a straightforward meaning of wanting to escape from your daily burden.
To dream of being or going abroad indicates unbalance and chaos in your current situation and condition. Consequently, your dream may represent your need for a change in scenery or a desire to escape from a current situation. You need to make some drastic changes in your life. Alternatively, the dream may suggest that you need to expand your horizons or experience a new sense of spirituality. TOP
To speak with an accent in your dream suggests that you are having difficulties conveying your thoughts. Consider how you feel about the accent. If you feel the accent makes you stand out in a negative way, then it signifies feelings of insecurities. If the accent makes you stand out in a positive way, then it symbolizes an air of confidence.
To hear someone speaking with an accent in your dream represents something familiar yet different. You are getting the gist of a message, but you still do not completely understand all of it. TOP
To dream about or that you in Africa reflects your desires to return to your roots. You want to find out more about your heritage. If you are traveling to Africa or thinking about visiting Africa, then your dream may indicate your anticipation of such a trip. Or if you have lived in Africa or been there, then the dream reflects your personal feelings and memories about the continent. TOP
To see an airplane in your dream indicates that you will overcome your obstacles and rise to a new level of prominence and status. You may experience a higher consciousness, new-found freedom and greater awareness. Perhaps you need to gain a better perspective or wider view on something. If the airplane is taking off, then it suggests that an idea or plan is about to "take off" and be put into action. It may also represent your need to get away and escape from your daily life. Dreaming that the airplane sits on the runway and never takes off refers to a real life project or idea that has failed to get off the ground. You are having difficulties getting started on a project.
To dream that you are flying an airplane suggests that you are in complete control of your destination in life. You are confident and self-assured in your decisions and accomplishments.
To dream that you transfer planes implies an important transitional phase in your life which will take you away from your intended path. These changes will take you to new directions and new heights of status and recognition.
To dream that you miss your connection flight indicates that you are feeling helpless and trapped by some situation. You feel that you are being held back, either physically or mentally. Alternatively, the dream may also suggest that you are feeling disconnected in some aspect of your life - work, relationship or home life.
To dream that a plane crashes suggests that you have set overly high and unrealistic goals for yourself. Your goals may be too high and are impossible to realize. You are in danger of having it come crashing down. Alternatively, your lack of confidence, self-defeating attitude and self-doubt toward the goals you have set for yourself is represented by the crashing airplane; you do not believe in your ability to attain those goals. Loss of power and uncertainty in achieving your goals are also signified.
To dream that an airplane is hijacked signifies disturbing feelings and past emotions in your subconscious mind. TOP
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To see an airport in your dream symbolizes birth (arrivals) and death (departures). If the airport is busy, then it signifies the desire for freedom, high ideals, ambition, and hopes. It is an indication that you are approaching a new departure in your life. Some new idea is taking off or is ready to take off. You may be experiencing a new relationship, new career path or new adventure.
To dream of a deserted airport indicates that your plans or goals will be changed or delayed. You are having to put some aspect of your life on hold. TOP
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If you are from America and dream of America then the dream symbolizes independence and freedom to do what you want. If you are from outside of America, then the dream may represent commercialism, riches, or abundance. Your own political views will also strongly influence this imagery. TOP
To dream that you are in Antarctica represents the challenges and hardships in your waking life and your ability to endure it all.
To dream that you live in Antarctica symbolizes your tenacity and drive, even though the odds may be against you. TOP
To see an anchor in your dream signifies stability and security. You may be in search for a solid foundation or a firmer ground in your life. Alternatively, an anchor indicates that you are someone who stands firmly on your views and opinions.
On the other hand, an anchor may be seen as a symbol for something that is holding you back and restraining your freedom. Consider a relationship that may not be working or a career that is going nowhere for you. TOP
To dream that you are in the Arctic symbolizes your emotional state. You may be feeling cold and rigid. Alternatively, it suggests that you are feeling isolated and lonely. TOP
To dream that you are in Asia suggests that you need to adjust to some situation. If you are traveling to Asia or thinking about visiting Asia, then your dream may indicate your anticipation of such a trip.
To see an Asian person in your dream represents an aspect of your own self that is unknown to you. Additionally, to see an elderly Asian person represents tradition, wisdom and knowledge. TOP
To dream of astral projection suggests that you are looking at things from a whole new perspective. You may be feeling liberated and free. Alternatively, it indicates that you are physically or emotionally disconnected from those around you. TOP
To dream about or that you are in Australia suggests that you are being pulled toward opposite directions. The dream may also indicate self-exploration into your natural and uninhibited self. Often referred to as the land down under, the dream may be a metaphor to represent your subconscious and your underlying thoughts. TOP
To see or carry baggage in your dream refers to the problems and things that you are carrying on your shoulders and weighing your down. You feel that you are being held back by past emotions or problems. Alternatively, baggage symbolizes your identity. TOP
To dream that you are at baggage claim suggests that you are experiencing a lack of identity. You are not sure who you are or who you want to be. TOP
To see a baggage scanner or have your baggage scanned in your dream implies that your identity is under scrutiny. You feel you are being judge. Alternatively, the dream refers to a lack of privacy. You feel exposed. TOP
To dream that you are riding a bicycle signifies your desires to attain a balance in your life. You need to balance work and pleasure in order to succeed in your current undertakings. If you have difficulties riding the bicycle, then it suggests that you are experiencing anxieties about making it on your own. If you are riding a push bike, then it means that you want to move forward at your own pace and by your own power.
To see a bicycle in your dream indicates that you need to devote time to leisurely pursuits and recreation.
To dream that you are riding tandem in a bicycle suggests that you are more accepting with aspects of yourself or of your partner that you have previously rejected. TOP
To dream that you are waiting for a bus indicates a temporary setback in achieving your personal goals. If you miss the bus, then it indicates that an aspect of your life is out of control. You need to slow down and map out a new plan. If you get on the wrong bus, then the dream indicates your fears of making the wrong choice and going on the wrong path. You are conflicted between what you want and what others want for you.
To dream that you are riding a bus implies that you are going along with the crowd. You are lacking originality and control over where your life is taking.
To dream that you are in a bus accident suggests that it is time for you to move away from a group setting and venture out on your own. You need to be more independent.
To dream that you are paying a bus fare refers to the price you are paying in order to please others.
To dream that a bus is driven into water refers to an emotional journey that involves several people. TOP
To dream that you are at the bus station suggests that you have reached some new level or stage in your emotional or physical life.
To dream that you failed to get to the bus station indicates that you are feeling helpless and trapped by some situation. You feel that you are being held back, either physically or mentally. Alternatively, the dream may also suggest that you are feeling disconnected in some aspect of your life - work, relationship or home life. TOP
To dream that you are at a bus stop indicates that there is a decision that you need to make. You need to decide what you want to do with your future. TOP
To dream that you are on a business trip suggests that you having a difficult time trying to relax. You may be feeling overwhelmed. TOP
To dream that you are hailing a cab suggests that you need to ask for help in order to be able to move forward in some waking situation.
To dream that you are in a cab indicates that you are being taken for a ride. Someone is taking advantage of you. TOP
Known as the Golden State, to dream of California, refers to your desire for instant wealth. It may also suggests that you are looking for fame. If you live in California, then the dream may just be a reflection of your reality. TOP
To dream that you are living in a camper indicates that you need to move on with some situation or some aspect of your life. You may be dwelling on a situation and it is time to move forward. Alternatively, you may be expressing your desire to be more independent and self-sufficient. TOP
To dream that you are in Canada depends on your own personal associations with the country. If you have never been to Canada, then you will need to draw on your own preconceptions and feelings of the country. TOP
To dream that you are in Chicago represents mainstream thinking. Known as the windy city, the dream may also indicate that your life is blowing in a new direction. You are experiencing extra vigor, vitality and energy in your life.
To see a compass in your dream is a way of your subconscious to show you the way. The dream may be telling you to reconsider the direction in your life and to rethink the path you are taking.
To see or use a drafting compass in your dream represents your set path. You do not like to deviate from your plans, even if it becomes monotonous. Alternatively, a drafting compass symbolizes your drive for perfection.
To dream that you escape to another country symbolizes change in your life. You are going through a new phase or transition. Consider how you feel about the surrounding. If you are afraid or lost, then it indicates that you are not ready for the change. You are not willing to leave the past behind. If you are excited or happy in this unknown place, then it suggests that you are ready for change.
To dream that you are driving a vehicle signifies your life's journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life. If you are driving and cannot see the road ahead of you, then it indicates that you do not know where you are headed in life and what you really want to do with yourself. You are lacking direction and goals. Similarly, to dream that you are driving at night suggests that you are unsure of where you are headed in life. You are experiencing obstacles toward your goals. Perhaps you do not want to see what is ahead for you or you are afraid to confront certain issues. You may be feeling apprehensive about the future. If your view is blocked or obstructed while you are driving, then it symbolizes your lacking awareness of something in your life. You are overlooking certain aspects in your life. Alternatively, the dream indicates dangers or problems that are not yet made known to you. If you are driving on a curvy road, then it indicates that you are having difficulties in achieving your goals and accepting the changes associated with it. If you are driving in the snow, then it means that you need to be extra cautious about how your approach your goals. Metaphorically, driving a car in your dream is analogous to your sex life and sexual performance. Consider how you are driving and what kind of car you are driving and how it relates to your waking sex life. Or the dream may be a pun on your "drive" or ambition.
To dream that someone else is driving you represents your dependence on the driver. You are not in control of your life and following the goals of others instead of your own. If you are driving from the passenger side of a car, then it suggests that you are trying to gain control of the path that your life is taking. You are beginning to make your own decisions. If someone else is driving you from the passenger side, then it means that you are being misled into thinking that you are in power or that you are in full control.
To dream that you are driving a cab or bus suggests that menial tasks are providing little opportunities for advancement. I
To dream that you are driving a car in reverse suggests that you are experiencing major setbacks in your goals. In particular, if you drive in reverse into a pool of water, then it means that you emotions are literally holding you back.
To dream that you are driving drunk indicates that your life is out of control. Some relationship or somebody is dominating you.
To dream that you drive off a mountain road suggests that the higher you climb in life, the harder it is to stay at the top. You feel that your advanced position is a precarious one. It takes hard work to remain at the top. You may also feel that you are not able to measure up to the expectations of others.
To dream that you are a backseat driver means that you have problems relinquishing control. You have power issues.
To dream of Egypt indicates the roots and core of your own emotions and spirituality. It suggests of a time in life where things may have been simpler.
To see the Eiffel Tower in your dream symbolizes strength and longevity. You have a solid relationship and strong support system. Alternatively, the dream symbol refers to romance.
To dream that you are in England signifies renewal and fertility. Alternatively, it denotes nobility. You have an elevated sense of self.
If you are not from Europe and dream that you are there, then it indicates that you need to be more expressive. You also need to take time for more leisurely or artistic pursuits. If you are from Europe, then the dream may just be a depiction of your waking landscape. It may also deal with your sense of nationalism. Alternatively, dreaming of Europe indicates original thought or old ways of thinking.
To dream that you are exploring new lands indicates self-discovery. You need to start looking within yourself to discover aspects of your own character and find out what drives you.
To dream of an airline flight symbolizes a project that is about to take off. If the flight is delayed, then is suggests that you are unprepared in undertaking the project at hand.
To dream that you miss your flight or a connection indicates that you are feeling helpless and trapped by some situation. You feel that you are being held back, either physically or mentally. Alternatively, the dream may also suggest that you are feeling disconnected in some aspect of your life - work, relationship or home life.
To dream of flight signifies a new sense of freedom where you had previously felt restricted and limited.
*For an in depth analysis, click on Common Dreams: Flying.
To see a flight attendant in your dream indicates travel plans in your future. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are seeking help in a new project.
To dream that you are a flight attendant represents a new project that you need to take care of.
To dream that you are in a foreign land represents change in your life. Consider how you feel about the surrounding. If you are afraid or lost, then it indicates that you are not ready for the change. You are not willing to leave the past behind. If you are excited or happy in this unknown place, then it suggests that you are ready for change.
To hear or speak a foreign language in your dream indicates a message from your subconscious that you do not yet understand. Alternatively, you may not be making yourself clear to others.
To dream that you are studying a foreign language suggests that you are having difficulties expressing your thoughts. You are confronted with some unfamiliar problem that you do not know how to approach and resolve in your waking life.
To see a foreigner in your dream represents an aspect of yourself that is unfamiliar or strange to you. You may be neglecting or ignoring some important feelings or talents.
Great Wall of China
To see or dream that you are at the Great Wall of China refers to your ability to shut some people out, while letting others through. You are careful with who you let into your life.
To dream that you are in India depends on your own personal associations with the country. If you have never been to India, then the dream may represent your determination to rise above a situation and overcome life's difficulties. You want to defy expectations.
To see or use an interpreter in your dream suggests that there is an issue or problem that you are having difficulties understanding. The dream may be telling you to seek help from others.
To see or dream that you are on an island signifies ease, relaxation and comfort. The dream is telling you that you need a vacation and escape the stresses in your life. It is time for some solitude.
To dream that you are stranded on an island suggests that you need to get away from the demands of your daily life. Or perhaps you are running away from a situation instead of trying to confront it. Alternatively, the dream means that you feel cut off from society. You are in a rut and do not know what to do with your life.
To dream that you are going or in Israel indicates that you are experiencing some personal spiritual unrest. You are feeling conflicted.
To dream about Japan or that you are in Japan depends on your own personal associations with the country. If you have never been to Japan, then the dream may represent some sort of realization enlightenment. As the land of the rising sun, Japan symbolizes peace of mind and tranquility.
To dream that you are in Las Vegas refers to excess and overindulgence. You need to show some restraint in some area of your life. Alternatively, to dream of Vegas suggests that your good judgment is being clouded by all the emotional turmoil and chaos.
To dream of the city of London signifies nobility. You have an elevated sense of self.
To dream of Los Angeles signifies opportunities. You need to learn to create your own success. Known as the city of angels, your dream may relate to your spiritual quest.
To see or study a map in your dream suggests that your current life path will lead to fulfillment of your needs and realization of your goals. It also indicates that you are set on the path to self knowledge and self discovery. If you have difficulties understanding or reading the map, then it means that you are feeling lost. You are literally still trying to find yourself and figure out where you want to go in life.
To dream of Mexico or of a Mexican person represents the preservation of tradition, family, faith and culture. It also refers to a hard-working mindset. If you are from Mexico or have been to Mexico, then the dream may have a more personal symbolism for you. Consider your own feelings about the country.
To dream that you are in paradise symbolizes your desire to achieve spiritual perfection. Your dream is expressing a desire to retreat from the stresses of the real world. Alternatively, it indicates that you are living in your own world. You are not being realistic.
To dream that you are in Paris symbolizes your need for romance and passion. It also suggests that you are a person of distinction. You own personal experiences and knowledge of Paris will supersede the suggested interpretation here.
To dream of Russia implies that you are experiencing cold, hard times. Consider your own personal associations with the country. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on "rush". Perhaps you need to get moving on some decision or goal. You need to hurry along in some area of your life.
To dream that you are on a safari represents freedom from societal norms and rules. You are trying to break free from the confines of civilization.
To dream that you are seasick represents emotions that are dragging you and weighing you down. You need to get rid of these feelings.
To watch or play shuffleboard in your dream indicates that you are idling in some area of your life. Alternatively, playing shuffleboard in your dream represents your desires to knock others out of your path in order to achieve your own goals.
To dream about South America suggests that you are trying to resolve some conflict or conquer the obstacles in your life. Alternatively, the dream also refers to spontaneity.
To see a tourist in your dream indicates how you are in a position to provide help to others.
To dream that you are a tourist suggests that you are unsure of your surroundings and environment. Perhaps you are feeling a little lost in the world. Alternatively, it indicates that you are ready to explore hidden and unknown aspects of yourself. You are welcoming the changes that are occurring.
To dream that you are on vacation indicates that you need a break to recharge your energies and revitalize yourself. You need to break out of your daily routine and do something different. Alternatively, dreaming of a vacation represents your achievements. You are giving yourself a pat on the back and are deserving of a reward for your hard work.
To dream that you are having a bad or awful vacation suggests that you are not able to escape from the daily responsibilities of your waking life. You are having difficulties coping with life's problems and issues.