Since sex is so prevalent in our society, not to mention necessary for our survival as a species, it is no wonder that we dream of having sex. As with any dream symbol, what sex means to you in your dream will depend on your feelings about sex and your experience as a sexual being.
Dreams about snakes can mean many different things to different people, depending on the type, location, what it is doing and your association with snakes in waking life.
Dreams of a cheating partner are among the most common dreams reported. These dreams are often so emotionally disturbing that it’s not unusual to accuse your partner of cheating when you wake up. In reality, cheating dreams are often related to your own low self-esteem or guilty conscience.
Dreams about airplanes, like dreams about all modes of transportation, may be addressing the path you are on in life, how fast you are moving and how much you are in control of your life. Consider what the plane is doing, who you are and where you are on the plane for further insight.
If you are a woman, your mother or mother-in-law may be representing an aspect of yourself that you need to examine more closely.
Dreams about knives may suggest that there is something in your life that needs to be cut out; you may need to cut ties or sever a relationship with someone; or a habit or negative behavior needs to be stopped or ‘cut out’.
The clothes we wear in waking life help identify us – they represent how we want others to see us. Clothes also hide our imperfect bodies, and metaphorically, our emotional and psychological imperfections. When we aren’t wearing clothes we are stripped of our identity and others can see us as we really are.
In waking life teeth have two purposes; to chew our food to take in nourishment and to make us look better. Dreams about teeth then, may suggest there is something you need to chew over or think about more or you may be concerned about your appearance and how other perceive you.
The clothes you wear in dreams may represent the side of yourself that you choose to show the world; your outer personality or Persona. Consider the parts of the body that are being covered up or revealed for further insight into what you are concealing and/or revealing to others. Also consider the color of the apparel or item of clothing.
In movies, books and video games, Zombies are known as the “undead”. They are shown as being detached from others and without emotion. They have no purpose or goals in life. In dreams, Zombies represent aspects of self or others that exhibit these same characteristics.
Dreaming of a funeral often elicits waking life fear that someone is going to die. This is rarely the case since, like most dreams, funeral dreams are usually metaphorical and may represent something inside or some aspect of Self that has died; or may symbolize some aspect of waking life is coming to end or is being put to rest.
Dreaming of elephants may represent your memory in general or a specific, perhaps repressed, memory that may be trying to emerge from your unconscious; may be referencing something from your past that you keep remembering or bringing up and which you need to release or let go as it no longer applies to the present.
Your grandparents in a dream may represent love, protection, wisdom, family values and tradition. Your grandmother may be the archetypal Wise Old Woman and your grandfather may be the archetypal Wise Old Man.
Elevators and escalators go up and down and so they may represent anything in waking life that rises and falls or goes up and down â€“ finances, emotions, promotions, etc. In general, the up and down motion of the elevator may represent the ups and downs of your life; or it may symbolize the emotions and thoughts emerging out of and submerging into your unconscious.