The Meaning of a Salamander in a Dream

To dream of salamanders then can be a profound symbol of transformation, as the salamander represents the ideal of being consumed by the creative fire, but not being destroyed by it. The dual nature of salamanders also indicates an ability to move between different worlds.  If you dream of a salamander it is likely you have friends in very different spheres of life, and you feel at home amongst quite opposing groups of people and lifestyles. … More The Meaning of a Salamander in a Dream

What Do Dreams Have to Do with “Real” Life? Part I by Jean Raffa

Today and tomorrow I would like to share with you a wonderful example of dream work undertaken from a Jungian/symbolic perspective.  If you have trawled through my posts on the symbols that appear in dreams, but still feel unable to string them together to form a meaningful story, I hope the process outlined by Jean … More What Do Dreams Have to Do with “Real” Life? Part I by Jean Raffa

Animals in Dreams: Shamans, Spirit Guides and Shapeshifters

When we have sacred dreams about animals, it is worth looking beyond the symbolic to consider how these creatures may have a special spiritual or some other special personal message for us. For example, when we dream of wolves, it easy to fall into the trap of thinking these creatures are “bad” or scary as … More Animals in Dreams: Shamans, Spirit Guides and Shapeshifters

The Meaning of a Feast in a Dream

The meaning of a feast in a dream is often associated with abundance and celebration. The dream may include a table laden with food as for a banquet, or many dishes being served. I have already written a more general post about food in dreams here. A feast or banquet is a somewhat more specific … More The Meaning of a Feast in a Dream

The Meaning of Being Pregnant in a Dream

The meaning of being pregnant in a dream is not always a literal one.  It is a concept that can be delighting, concerning or downright bewildering when it appears in dreams, you may dream of yourself or someone else being pregnant. To dream of being pregnant can be a bit of a shock to the … More The Meaning of Being Pregnant in a Dream

Meaning of Bird in a Cage Dream

Advent Calender Day 20: Bird in a Cage Welcome to the twentieth day of the Dream Well advent calender!  Today I am writing about quite a specific symbol, that of a bird in a cage.  This symbol contains two other symbols, the bird and cage itself, but the two combine to create a meaning all … More Meaning of Bird in a Cage Dream

The Meaning of Fish in a Dream

Fish in a dream can symbolise the flow of life, of transformation and creation.  They can symbolise a development of emotional perceptiveness, or learning to trust our instincts.  Fish can symbolise the creation of new ideas, new ways of living that sustain and nurture us or even the start of new life itself. … More The Meaning of Fish in a Dream

The Meaning of a Window in a Dream

Window dreams ask us to consider our perceptions of the world, what we see and what miss, what we let in and what we choose to draw the curtains on.  Windows in dreams remind us that there is an inner and an outer world, and how we see things depends very much on where we stand. … More The Meaning of a Window in a Dream