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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Mirror, mirror, who is the fairest of them all? Dreams about your looks are almost always about the persona you portray to others and how you want others to view you. These dreams also reflect insecurities and low self-esteem.
To dream that you have an abscess suggests that there is something that you need to express and get out into the open. TOP
*Please see Sores.
If you are wearing fake fingernails in your dream then it suggest that you are reaching out to others, but do not have their best interest in mind. You may be acting in a disingenuous way. TOP
To dream of your age signifies you anxiety and concern of growing older. It may also represent some regret or failure in your endeavors.
To dream that you are older than you really are signifies wisdom. Perhaps you need to be more sensible. Negatively, it may mean your unyielding ways and rigid thinking.
To dream that you are younger than you really are suggests that you need to be more carefree and be young at heart. Live a little!
If you are a parent and dream that your child is younger than he or she really is, then it means that you are longing for the past. Perhaps you feel that you are no longer important and wish to regress back to a period where you were more needed. Time is passing you by. TOP
To dream about your appearance indicates concerns over how others perceive you. If you appear disheveled in your dream, then it implies low self-esteem issues. If you have a good appearance, then it relates to your positive attitude and self confidence. TOP
To dream that you are going bald suggests a lack of self-esteem or worries about getting older. Alternatively, baldness symbolizes humility, purity, and personal sacrifice. You are at a stage in your life where you are confident in fully exposing yourself. TOP
*Please see also Hair.
To see a long beard in your dream is representative of old age and insight, and wisdom. If you dream that you have a beard, but you do not have on in real life, then the dream means that you are trying to conceal your true feelings. You are being deceptive about some matter. Alternatively, the dream represents your individualistic attitude. You do not care what others think or say about you.
If you are a woman and you dream of growing a beard signifies the masculine aspect of your personality. You want to be more assertive and wield more power. TOP
To dream that you or someone is extraordinarily beautiful refers to aspects of yourself that you admire and appreciate. These may be feelings that you have recently acknowledged or have incorporated into yourself. The dream may also be reminding you not to take yourself for granted. Do not sell yourself short. TOP
To dream that you are getting botox injections suggests that you are trying to hide emotions or worries about a situation. More directly, the dream is about your concerns about aging and growing old. TOP
To dream that you get or have breast implants refer to your body image issues. You are feeling insecure and self-conscious about the way you look. You are not measuring up to others. Alternatively, the dream is expressing your desires to be more sexual and/or sensual. The dream may also reflect your subconscious desires for bigger boobs. TOP
To dream that you have a cold sore indicates that you have expressed some hurtful words. You are regretting something you have said. TOP
To dream of your complexion represents how others perceive you. TOP
To dream that you have dandruff indicates that you are misusing your energy. You may have been under a lot of stress and tension. You should rethink the way you are approaching any of your current problems. Alternatively, this dream may suggest a lack of self-esteem. TOP
To dream that you are wearing dentures indicate that you are not being completely truthful in some waking matter.
To see or dream that others are wearing dentures suggests that someone in your life is not who they say they are. They are being deceitful. TOP
To dream that you are disfigured indicates that you are still scarred emotionally or physically from some past situation or relationship. You feel that you are not yourself anymore. TOP
To dream that you are exfoliating your skin means that you need to let down your guard. It may also imply that you are ready to reveal your true self. TOP
To see or wear an eye mask in your dream symbolizes ignorance. You are refusing to confront an uncomfortable or awkward situation. TOP
To dream that you are putting on eye shadow suggests that you are trying to create an air of mystery.
To dream that your eye shadow is overdone or that the colors are strange means that you may are being overly dramatic about a situation. Perhaps you are drawing it out of proportions. TOP
To dream that you are putting on eyeliner indicates that there is something that you need to focus your attention on. TOP
To see your own face in your dream represents the persona you show to the world as oppose to the real you. It may refer to how you confront problems and deal with issues in your life.
To dream that your face is flawed or pimply symbolizes erupting emotions. You may be suffering an attack on your persona or your reputation. According to folklore, if you dream that your face is swollen, then it means that you will see an improvement to your financial situation.
To dream that your face or someone's face is cracking indicates some deception or big lie. You are unable to maintain a straight face and are about to be exposed.
To dream that you or someone has two faces or that the faces changes quickly from one person to another indicates untrustworthiness. You or someone in your life is acting "two-faced".
To dream that you are washing your face suggests that you need to come clean about some matter.
To dream that your face warps into a bubble indicates that you are not expressing your feelings enough. You are keeping too much inside. TOP
To dream that you have a facelift suggests that you are seeking a new self-identity and self-image. You may have experienced a surge in your confidence levels. Alternatively, it symbolizes vanity and you concerns about appearances rather than what is inside. TOP
To dream that you are getting a facial indicates that you are feeling guilty about something. Alternatively, the dream represents your facade and what you allow other people to see or know about you. TOP
To see hair in your dream signifies sexual virility, seduction, sensuality, vanity, and health. It is indicative of your attitudes. If your hair is knotted or tangled, then it is symbolic of uncertainty and confusion in your life. You may be unable to think straight. If you dream that you make a drastic change to your hairstyle, then it means that you are making a drastic, new approach to some issue in your waking life.
To dream that you are cutting your hair suggests that you are experiencing a loss in strength. You may feel that someone is trying to censor you. Alternatively, you may be reshaping your thinking or ambitions and eliminating unwanted thoughts/habits.
To dream that you are combing, stroking or styling your hair suggests that you are taking on and evaluating a new idea, concept, outlook, or way of thinking. You may be putting your thoughts in order and getting your facts straight. A more literal interpretation suggests your concerns about your self-image and appearance.
To dream that you have long hair indicates that you are thinking long and carefully before making some decision. You are concentrating on some plan or situation.
To dream that you are losing your hair denotes that you are concerned with the notion that you are getting older and losing your sex appeal and virility. You are preoccupied with aging and your appearance. Losing your hair also signifies a lack of strength; you do not have the power to succeed in an undertaking. You may be feeling weak and vulnerable.
To dream that someone is smelling your hair indicates sexual curiosity and your need for some sensual stimulation. You have a lot to learn about a relationship. The way yours or someone else's hair smell may remind your of a particular person.
To dream that you are reaching for or running your fingers through someone's hair suggests that you are trying to connect with that person on a spiritual or intellectual level. It also refers to sympathy, protectiveness, and fraternal love.
To dream that the wind is blowing through your hair signifies freedom to express uninhibited feelings. You are "letting your hair down".
To dream that your hair is white or turns white indicates that something important has just been made aware to you. It is a symbol of wisdom and insight. The dream may also be a metaphor suggesting that you are feeling "light-headed".
To dream that there are endless amount of bugs coming out of your hair suggests that something is weighing on your mind that you are confused about. Perhaps you are making a big deal out of a minor matter. Alternatively, the dream refers to concerns over your public image. TOP
To dream that someone is giving you a haircut suggests that you are experiencing a decreased sense of power. You feel you are being criticized unfairly. Alternatively, your dream haircut symbolizes a fresh start. You are shedding off some unwanted aspect of yourself. TOP
To dream that you are a hairdresser suggests that you are imposing your ideas and opinions on others. Perhaps you need to work on your self-image and improve on your image. Alternatively, it refers to your attitude toward your own sexuality.
To dream that you are at the hairdresser implies that you are looking to change your attitude. You are ready for change and move in a different direction. TOP
To use hairspray in your dream suggests that you are overly concerned with your looks and image. You care too much with what others think of you. TOP
To dream that you are highlighting your hair indicates that you are ready for a change in your life. You are looking at things from a different perspective. TOP
To dream that you have liposuction represents your preoccupation with your physical shape and appearance. Alternatively, it suggests that you are taking drastic measures to rid yourself of all the responsibilities and things that are weighing you down. The dream may also refer to your anxiety about an actual liposuction that you are having. TOP
To buy, see, or wear lipstick in your dream suggests that you are not entirely truthful about something. The dream seeks to draw attention to your lips. Perhaps you need to be careful about what you or someone else is saying. Alternatively, it signifies sexuality and sensuality, especially if the color is red. TOP
To dream that you are applying makeup suggests that you are trying to cover up or conceal an aspect of yourself. Alternatively, it indicates that you are putting on your best face forward. You are trying to enhance your self-image and increase your sense of self-confidence. The dream may also be a metaphor that you need to "make up" with someone. It is time to forgive and forget.
To dream that you are wearing too much makeup indicates that you are putting too much emphasis on beauty and outside appearances rather than what is inside. TOP
To dream that you are getting a manicure represents glamour and beauty. You are seeking attention for the work you have done. You may also be expressing something beautiful and positive through your work. TOP
To dream that you are wearing mascara suggests that you need to open your eyes and be more attentive to a situation or relationship.
To dream that your mascara is smeared indicates that your reputation is being called into question by rumors. TOP
To dream of your own reflection in the mirror suggests that you are pondering thoughts about your inner self. The reflection in the mirror is how you perceive yourself or how you want others to see you. You may be contemplating on strengthening and changing aspects of your character.
To dream that you do not see your reflection in a mirror implies that you have lost your self-identity. Perhaps you have changed for the benefit of others that you don't know who you are anymore.
To dream that you are looking through a two-way mirror indicates that you are coming face to face with some inner or worldly issue. What you see is related to your persona and subconscious. Seeing images through the mirror may be a safe way for you to consider and/or confront material from your subconscious. Mirrors symbolize the imagination and the link between the conscious and subconscious.
If you are being watched through a two-way mirror, then it suggests that you feel you are being scrutinized and criticized. Alternatively, the dream means that you are unwilling to acknowledge your subconscious emotions.
To break a mirror in your dream suggests that you are breaking an old image of yourself. You may be putting an end to an old habit. Breaking a mirror is also an old symbol for seven years of bad luck.
To see a cracked or broken mirror in your dream. represents a poor or distorted self-image. Alternatively, it means that you have put an end to your old habits and ways.
To see a fogged mirror in your dream signifies a hazy concept of who you are and confusion in your life goals. You are lacking clarity and purpose and questioning your self-identity. TOP
*Please see also Reflection.
To dream that you are getting a pedicure indicates that you are moving in the right direction. You are progressing through life with great confidence, poise and integrity. Perhaps you are also seeking for some recognition for your progress. Alternatively, the dream represents your need to be pampered. You need to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax. TOP
To dream that you have a pimple relates to issues about your self-esteem and self-image. You are feeling awkward or out of place in some situation or relationship.
To dream that you are popping a pimple indicates that some negative emotion needs to be expressed and acknowledge. These emotions that you are holding back are on the verge of erupting. TOP
To dream that you are having plastic surgery suggests that you are rebuilding your self-esteem and trying to improve your self-image. The dream may be an anxiety dream if you are considering plastic surgery or scheduled to go in for plastic surgery. TOP
To dream that you are powdering your face indicates that there is some flaw or mistake that you are trying to cover up.
To see something powdery in your dream suggests that you need to be more refined in your behavior and speech. TOP
To dream that you are pretty indicates that you need to acknowledge the beauty within yourself. It's all about a positive attitude and high self-confidence. Alternatively, to dream about your prettiness points to your concerns about how others perceive you.
To see someone pretty in your dream represents qualities that you need to accept or incorporate into your own self. TOP
To dream that you are wearing or putting on rouge symbolizes some form of deception. You are trying to get your way by tricking others. If rouge is rubbing off of your face, then it suggests that your true self is being revealed. Your intentions will be made known.
To see others wearing rouge in your dream indicates that you are being manipulated and deceived. TOP
To see a scar in your dream symbolizes your struggles, painful memories and/or the bad feelings that has never entirely healed and are still lingering in your mind. Perhaps you are living too much in the past as it is influencing and effecting your present life. Alternatively, a scar represents deep-seated insecurities which may be holding you back from accomplishing your goals. TOP
dream of your skin represents protection or shield of your inner self. It serves
as a physical boundary and how close you let others get to you. Alternatively,
your skin indicates that you are being too superficial or shallow.
To dream that your skin is covered with rashes or other skin deformities signifies your fear of facing a harsh reality. You are afraid of making a wrong impression. The dream may also be a pun that you are making a rash decision. If you dream that your skin has been burned, then it implies that you are unwilling let down your guard. Your line of defense has been compromised. This dream may also be a metaphor that you are "getting burned" or humiliated by someone or some situation.
To dream that your skin is orange signifies self-love. You are content with who you are.
To dream that your skin is different color suggests that you are not being true to yourself. Look up the specific color for additional meaning. If your skin is darker than your true skin, then it may mean that you are trying to hide or blend into the background. If it is lighter than your true skin, then it symbolizes fear. Alternatively, it may be a sign of sickness. Perhaps a call to the doctor is in order. TOP
To dream that you have splits ends suggests that the best way to solve some problem is to cut it out of your life. TOP
To see or dream that you have stretch marks suggest that you are overextending yourself to others and are not paying enough attention to your own needs. You need to learn that you cannot be everything to everybody. Perhaps you are experiencing some emotional imbalance and tension. Alternatively, stretch marks represent a sense of failure or that you are not measuring up to others expectations. TOP
To dream that you have tan lines in your dream represent the positives and negatives of a situation. You need to look at the pros and cons.
To dream that you have rotting or decaying teeth implies that you may have said something that you shouldn't have. You may have uttered some false or foul words and those words are coming back to haunt you.
To dream that your teeth is sparkling or gleaming signifies happiness and fulfilled wishes.
To dream that you are brushing your teeth refers to your level of confidence, your struggles and your aggressiveness. You need to look out for yourself and your own interest. Perhaps, you feel that your position is shaky.
To dream that your teeth has fallen out and you try to refit them back into the mouth signifies a lack of self-confidence and embarrassment. You are afraid that others will know of your short-comings. If you acted calmly in your dream, then it may point to how can make the best out of any situation. You are able to rise above unfavorable circumstances.
*For an in depth analysis, click on Dream Moods' section on Common Dreams: Teeth
To see tweezers in your dream indicate that you need to look at a situation much more closely. There is something that requires precision and accuracy. TOP
To dream that you have a unibrow indicates that you are feeling insecure about your physical appearance. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are not expressing your feelings enough. Perhaps you are keeping too much of your emotions inside. There is something you are trying to hide.