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Fighting – Flowers Dream Symbols & Meanings
(see Abuse, Armor, Weapons)
Conflict or clashes with social strictures, other’s ideals, or your own sense of right and wrong.
Jungian: Self-conflict between what we wish to be and what we truly are or how we perceive ourselves.
A battle raging between the conscious and the subconscious, between thought versus emotion, masculine traits versus the feminine, etc.
Releasing anger and related emotions that otherwise get subdued, or for which we do not have an adequate avenue of expression.
Filing Cabinet Dreams
(see Doors, Organizing)
Each drawer or file in the cabinet represents a memory, bits of knowledge, experiences, or other parts of yourself that you have neatly sequestered away for future reference or use.
Take note of the condition of the cabinet and files. Are they orderly and well maintained, and do they appear as if they’re regularly used? If so, then this dream indicates that you apply all your experience and knowledge in daily living. If, however, some of the files (or drawers) appear locked, are marked “confidential,” or are laden with heavy dust, this shows that there is something un-confronted in your past. Now might be the time to open that folder so that it doesn’t become a skeleton in your closet, waiting to appear at the worst possible moment.
(see Body, Hand, Rings)
Pointing at someone or something represents an accusation. Alternatively, in a magical setting this may symbolize directing power toward an intended goal.
A finger to the lips indicates silence as the best course of action right now. Hold your words and use this time to think things through.
Raising the two central fingers is a protective emblem from classical times, averting the influence of the “evil eye.” Consider from what or whom you feel the need to protect yourself and why.
Clenched fingers reflect tension or anger that has not been directed constructively.
The central finger of the hand is an emblem of the phallus, which actually dates back to Rome when prostitutes used it to beckon their customers. This usage slowly changed to our modern insult. The question here is to whom the insult directed and why?
Crossed fingers symbolize your wishes and hopes.
Fingernails have several implications. First, they were a common component for magical spells to gain power over another. Second, depending on how they’re used in the dream, these can be a kind of weapon. In addition, fingernails over a blackboard reveal irritations.
(see Baking, Candle, Disaster, Forge, Hearth, Hell, Red, Sun, Torch)
Dreaming about the Element of Fire can be emotionally intense depending on how its energy shows up in your dream.
A predominantly masculine symbol associated with the sun and intense passion. Native Americans additionally believe the condition of the fire appearing in the dream reflects your emotional nature. Is it burning out of control-or neatly tended?
Goodness over evil. Fire illuminates the darkness and chases away frightening shadows. Upon what areas of your life does this light shine?
Drastic transformation. This is the flight of the phoenix who must die in a nest of flame to be renewed.
Emotional devastation or a burning obsession. Look to see what exactly you perceive as burning.
Awareness and vision. Besides shedding light, fire was used as a divination tool in cultures ranging from ancient Greece to Tibet. Known as pyromancy, seers would stare at a flame source, watching for symbolic images to appear in answer to questions posed.
Elemental forces that must be tempered and controlled or they will destroy instead of empower.
Dramatics (being full of “flash and fanfare”).
Squelching: Ignoring or turning your back on the masculine nature, or resentment toward men. Alternatively, having a source of personal energy taken away.
Walking through a fire: Your reactions in the dream to this experience indicate how you are coping with a particularly heated situation.
Sitting amidst a fire: Being on the proverbial “hot seat.” Alternatively, a type of death dream in which the fire relates to the ancient pyres upon which bodies were burned to release the spirit.
Campfires: Simple pleasures, reveling in nature, remembering stories and experiences from youth (see Fables, Storytellers).
What’s burning here can be vitally important to your dream’s meaning. For example, seeing a building on fire might indicate that you’re burning up your body ‘s resources/energy. An attic fire can reveal someone whose mind is totally consumed by one topic. Dreaming of burning clothes symbolizes the desire to do away with societally designed images for a more honest self-representation.
Dreaming of a fire whose coals have grown cold is a very negative image. It represents trouble, despair, and possibly the loss of love among those people close to you due to a misunderstanding. Try to find a way to put a fresh warm ember into this situation.
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A small spark that leads to illumination and awareness.
Potentially a spiritual guide or elemental visitation (see Angel, Fairy).
Always remember a small spark can create a big fire so dreaming about a firefly could be an omen that something really fiery and passionate may be coming into your life.
Alternately, if you feel emotionally shaken after a dream about fireflies, it may be a precognitive dream that you are about to get “burned”.
Learn all about the Element of Fire so you can get more clarity about your firefly dream.
(see Animals, River)
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Dreams about fish can portend many different things but these dreams are always big omens.
Dreaming of fish can certainly symbolize miracles, especially those of providence, as portrayed in the story of Christ and the loaves and fishes.
More fish dream meanings:
Determined procreativity. Some fish, like salmon, fight their way against water currents to mate.
According to Edgar Cayce, ugly fish represent evil.
Hooking a fish: Seizing a spiritual or personal quality.
Hindus regard fish as representative of charity and timely rescue, especially from the emotional nature. The first incarnation of Vishnu was a fish that saved humankind from the flood.
In China, this symbolizes prosperity, renewal, and peace. The word for fish in Chinese is actually a homophone for abundance.
An alternative icon dream, because fish coincide with many savior figures, including those of ancient Babylonia and India.
Among Buddhists, the symbol of separation from desires and attachments.
In Japan, the carp specifically is an emblem of the masculine nature (see Men).
Potentially a play on words that warns against a “fishy” situation.
Seeing yourself fishing indicates a search. Watch your catch, however, as your hook can snag an old shoe as easily as it might the prize you seek!
Casting nets for fish reveals a person who is liable to accept all received information as truth, without discriminating good information from bad (see Webs).
Each type of fish can become a distinct symbol within your dream. For example, a flounder indicates someone who is constantly wavering and unable to make a decision (e.g., “foundering around”). On the other hand, a piranha reveals a biting personality, or one that is anxious for success at any cost.
(see Numbers, Pentagram)
Dreaming of the Number 5 is an incredibly spiritual dream.
Emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical transitions.
Protection and safety. The pentacle of the Knights Templar is illustrated as a five-pointed star. This was used regularly to shield people from the evil eye or malicious magic.
Ancient Roman: An emblem of love and commitment. The Roman marriage rituals featured five burning candles throughout the ceremony.
Islamic: The number of sacred tasks: regular cleansing, offerings, fasting, prayers, and taking a pilgrimage.
In some dream oracles, this number portends the restlessness that accompanies change. Listen to your inner voice, and let it steer you in the right direction.
Additionally, 5 dreams can be an sign from your higher self that it’s time for you connect to the 5 sacred elements and their meanings and teachings.
Dreaming about Numbers can be a sign your higher self is urging you to learn about Numerology and the sacred meaning of Numbers.
Also, make sure to use our Numerology Calculator and discover your Life Path, Destiny, Personality, Soul and Career Numbers!
(see Locations, Pictographs)
A means of self-identification. What image appears on the flag, and what does it say about your true self?
Battered flags indicate some type of war being waged, often on an emotional level.
Raising flags represent honor and remembrance of traditions.
Flags flying at half-mast represent a literal or figurative death, or some type of memorial. This can be circumstantial too, like the death of a relationship, or the ending of a job.
Allegiance and devotion. In what condition does the flag appear? If torn in two, this can represent divided loyalty or a conflict of interest. Also note the country, state, or city the flag represents for more insight.
(see Disasters, River, Water)
Water is symbolic of the subconscious. Learn about the Element of Water so you can better understand what your dream is trying to tell you.
As with any part of a building, this can represent our body’s floor-the foot. The condition of the floor then becomes the dream key. For example, a cracked floor could indicate skin conditions or fungal growths on this part of the body. Or, metaphorically, this dream reveals that you may not be looking where you are walking, thereby putting yourself in danger.
Your foundational belief systems. How does the floor appear? One that is highly polished shows someone who has refined an external spirituality to appeal to others’ expectations. A rotten floor reflects a negative path that will eventually lead to downfall. Uneven floors reveal someone who has trouble maintaining a balance between faith and fact, the mundane and the esoteric.
(see by type, Field)
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Fulfillment and maturity in yourself, a job, or a relationship.
Research the specific flower for other more detailed associations. Most have correlations with divine beings, historical figures, and folkloric attributes. For example, the lily is often an emblem of Christ, the rose is often a symbol of Mary, the Mother Goddess, and of England, and lavender portends renewed happiness.
Personal values, morals, and characteristics budding to the forefront.
Appearing as an offering: See Altar, Sacrifice.
Gathering in a garden: A delightful surprise, depending on the flower. Buttercups portend successful business, carnations foretell love, irises predict communication from someone you miss, and primroses are an omen of new friendship.
Dying or wilting: Personality disorders, physical maladies, or decreased energy that erodes inner beauty.
Alchemically, an alternative emblem for the soul, as the petals radiate from the center, like the body around the spirit.
Opening flowers represent potential, hope, and the first evidence of manifestation with regard to your goals.
Victorians used flowers to communicate messages and for a special petaled divination system in which each blossom meant something different. Consider if your words are being directed with flowery sentiments that may or may not be appreciated and understood by the recipient.