Our On-Line Dictionary is designed to be fun and user-friendly. By using the scroll bar in the bottom left frame you can search through the list of symbols for the one you want. When you select the word with your mouse, the area of the Dictionary containing the word will open in the right frame. The Dictionary also contains links to related words and topics. We are always adding symbols to our On-Line Dictionary, so if you do not find it today try again tomorrow.
Please remember that dream interpretation is very personal and the meaning of symbols for any individual may depend on his/hers life experiences and psychic needs.
In order to develop a better understanding of your dreams, make an effort to keep a dream journal. It does not have to be extensive. Upon awakening write down the most prevalent symbols, colors and events in your dream. Additionally, try to remember the mood of the dream or your feelings in it. As you are writing in your journal you can begin writing your own personal dream dictionary. In the back of the journal, you may keep a list of the most outstanding or powerful dream symbols.
What is a dream symbol?
A dream symbol is an image from the unconscious that is important for you to understand in the present moment. Symbols can be understood subjectively and personal associations can be made to understand the dream’s message. However, at times, the objective associations of the dream symbol may be more revealing and meaningful. For example, if dreaming about a ruby you may have personal associations such as: I inherited my grandmother’s ruby ring or the ruby is my birth stone. These associations may be important, but if you consider the objective definition of a ruby it may bring you closer to the essence of the dream’s message. Thus, a ruby is a precious stone harvested from deep within the earth. Historically, it represents healing and irrepressible light. With these associations, one may conclude that the dream has to do with inner wealth which may be harvested though introspection and that may bring about healing and enlightenment, or that the deepest level of healing is needed in the dreamer’s life.
Each dream symbol may have multiple meanings and can be applied to many aspects of the dreamer’s life. Thus, understanding the ruby dream with the use of subjective and personal associations may be meaningful and valuable on one level, but it may also have a wider and deeper meaning when looking at it with objective associations.(Each symbol is hyperlinked to it’s meaning or the page on which you will find it; please use the back button to return to this page for more symbol definitions. P.S. Don’t forget to e-mail requests pertaining to what dream symbols should be added into the dictionary.)