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To see or dream that you are in an arena indicates that you need to be in an environment where you can freely express yourself. You need a stage or platform for your self-expression. Alternatively, the dream may indicate that there is some issue or problem that needs to be brought into the open.    TOP


To dream that you are arguing suggests that you are trying to resolve some internal conflict or some unsettled issue in your waking life. Consider the symbolism of whom you are arguing with and what you are arguing about. How does he or she reflect some person or some aspect of yourself in your waking life? 

To hear someone arguing represents issues that are not being openly discussed or acknowledged. You feel overlooked and that your ideas are unimportant insignificant. Sometimes if you hear family members arguing in real life, it can be incorporated into your own dream.  TOP


To see argyle in your dream refers to your methodical thinking and analytical mind. Perhaps you are overly analytical. Alternatively, argyle indicates monotony. Your life is becoming too routine and repetitious.   TOP


To dream that someone is an Aries suggests new beginnings and growth. It is representative of your leadership, your courage, your passion and your enthusiasm. As represented by the ram, the dream may be telling you that you need to approach an issue or emotion  head on. Alternatively, the dream may indicate some mental problem.  TOP


To dream about arithmetic indicates that you are evaluating a situation in your waking life where  you need to be more rational in your thinking. Try not to act on your emotions

To dream that you are unable to solve an arithmetic problem or equation, parallels a waking problem where you may be confused about. The dream may offer a hint toward a new approach to the waking problem. Something does not add up in your life.  TOP


To see an ark in your dream represents rebirth preservation and protection of something valuable. It is symbolic of wholeness.  TOP

Ark of the Covenant

To see or find the Ark of the Covenant refers to the strength of your faith and spirituality.    TOP


To see your arms as the emphasis in your dream indicate your nurturance side and your ability to reach out and care for people. Alternatively, it may represent the struggles and challenges in your life. Consider the phrase of "arming yourself" which implies that you need to protect yourself, be more aggressive and take a firmer stance on things or the pun "up in arms", representing anger and your readiness to argue.

To dream that your arm has been injured signifies your inability to care for yourself or your helplessness in reaching out to others. You may have been feeling limited and restricted in terms of your freedom or activities. The right arm signifies your outgoing nature and is associated with masculine energy, while your left arm signifies your supportive or nurturing nature and is associated with feminine qualities. Losing either arm may suggest that you are failing to recognize its respective characteristics. 

To dream that you rip someone else's arms out indicates that you are extremely upset with something that this person has done, but you have not been able to fully express your anger.  Because you tend to keep your emotions inside, it is finding expression in your dreams in a violent way.    

Dreaming that someone has more than two arms symbolizes acceptance, receptiveness or being open minded. TOP

Arm Wrestling

To dream that you are arm wrestling implies that there is a waking situation that requires you to be more hands on.   TOP


To see an armadillo in your dream represents your need to establish certain boundaries. You may be putting up walls between you and those who want to know you better. Alternatively, it indicates codependency. You need to be more assertive and not let others step all over you.  TOP


To dream about Armageddon suggests that you are feeling hopeless and out of control. The dream may be triggered from the deep emotional stress that you are experiencing in your waking life.  TOP


To see or sit in an armchair in your dream indicates that you are completely secure about your status and position in your waking life. You have established yourself and deserve respect.   TOP


To dream that you are wearing an armor symbolizes your defense mechanisms. You have developed a way of shielding yourself from things that may hurt you. Alternatively, it means that you are feeling invincible and superior.

To see armor in your dream indicates insecurity. You are worried about your well being.  TOP

Armored Car

To see or drive an armored car in your dream suggests that you are feeling insecure about the progress you have made so far in life. Perhaps you feel that you are not measuring up to others. You are building a protective barrier or emotional wall around yourself. Alternatively, the dream means that you need to be careful of your spending and that you need to protect your finances.  TOP


To see an armory in your dream indicates that you are feeling defensive or protective about something. Alternatively, dreaming of an armory symbolizes your energy reserve. There is still a lot of fighting power in you; don't give up.   TOP


To see/notice your or someone else's armpit in your dream represents your social connections and your relationships to others. It is the characteristics and personality that you chose to display to the public. Alternatively, the dream may refer to something or some place that is smelly. 

To smell your armpit in your dream indicates that you are making some character adjustments in order to smooth over a situation or relationship. Alternatively, it suggests that you are looking for acceptance.  

Dreaming that your armpit is hairy or that you have very long armpit hair reflects your don't care attitude.

If you dream that you are trimming or shaving someone else's armpit hair, then it is an indication that you are forcing your beliefs and ideals on others.  TOP


To see the army in your dream symbolizes an overpowering force working against you. You may feel outnumbered or pressured and are unable to deal with this situation.

To dream that you join the army suggests your feelings of superiority. You feel that no one is any match for you.  TOP


To smell certain aromas in your dream represents past experiences and feelings that you associate with that particular aroma. Something in your waking life may be triggering this past experience. In particular, if the aroma is sweet, then it symbolizes pleasure and joy.  TOP

Arranged Marriage

To dream that you are in an arranged marriage suggests that you are feeling forced to do something you do not want to do. You are reluctantly moving into a new stage in your life. You feel that you have no voice or no choice in a situation. Consider how a waking situation may be making you feel voiceless. 


To dream that you are being arrested indicates issues of control and restraint. Some aspect of your Self may have been prevented from fully developing. Alternatively, it suggests feelings of guilt.  TOP


To see an arrow in your dream represents the targets you are reaching for and the goals you are setting for yourself. If you are hit by an arrow, then it refers to a release or exposure of some tension and pressure. Consider the body part that the arrow hits.

To see an old or broken arrow symbolizes disappointments and severed relationships. Alternatively, it may indicate that you have changed your mind about some decision.

To see a two-headed arrow in your dream signifies opposing ideas and viewpoints. You need to consider both sides.

In the Freudian school of thought an arrow symbolizes the penis and its ability to penetrate.   TOP


To see an arrowhead in your dream symbolizes your determination, direction and goal. You are planning a path toward success.

To see a broken arrowhead in your dream represents failure in moving toward your goals.

To dream that you find arrowheads refer to your abandoned goals. They symbolize your ideas that never took off or came to fruition.  TOP


*Please See Buttocks.


To dream about an arson represents unexpressed rage that has the potential to become destructive. It is best to express your anger instead of keeping it bottled up inside.   TOP

Art Class

To dream that you are in an art class means that you need to learn to express yourself in a more creative way. Perhaps you have been suppressing your creative energy and need to let it out.  TOP

Art Gallery

To dream that you are in an art gallery represents your past experiences. Something in your past is having an impact in your current situation. Alternatively, the dream may be telling you that you need to capture some moment  and preserve it.   TOP

Art Supply

To see art supplies in your dream suggest that you are looking for an outlet to express your creativity. It is also a symbol of possibilities and of your imagination.   TOP


To see your arteries in your dream symbolize how well you carry yourself and your ability to reach out to others. If you dream that your arteries are clogged, then it indicates that some aspect of your personality is hindering your progress or expression.

To dream that your artery is severed suggests that you still have a lot to learn in life.   TOP


To dream that you have arthritis indicates that you are having difficulties achieving your goals. You are feeling helpless to do anything or are lacking motivation and/or desire to move forward with your plans.  Alternatively, it signifies your rigid attitudes.  TOP


To see or eat an artichoke in your dream suggests that you need to get to the heart of some matter. It is also representative of your potential and creativity. Perhaps you are holding back in how you want to express yourself.  TOP


To see or find an artifact in your dream symbolizes an aspect of your former self that you still have not completely let go. Although you may grow and evolve, you never forget where you came from. The artifact may also refer to a prior relationship that you still cherish and look back fondly on.   TOP


To dream that you are an artist painting a picture signifies the creative and intuitive side of your character. The picture that you are painting in your dream may symbolize the way that you are visualizing your current situation in your waking life.  TOP


To dream that you are buying artwork suggests that you are willing to work hard and follow directions. However, you lack leadership abilities. 

To dream that you are selling artwork represents your ability to express yourself and your beliefs.   TOP


To dream that you have been exposed to asbestos refers to some pent up anger that is on the verge of erupting. You have been holding back some of your true feelings for too long.  Alternatively, dreaming of asbestos symbolizes a hidden threat. Someone may be trying to keep you from learning the truth.

Dreaming of removing asbestos indicates regret of something you have done in the past.  TOP


To see something ascend in your dream indicates that you need to have a better or broader outlook on life. It is also symbolic of your lofty aspirations. Or the dream may be a metaphor of your ability to rise above any situation.  TOP

Ash Tree

To see an ash tree in your dream represents stability, protection, unity and solidarity. The dream could be telling you that someone in your walking life is  offering you protection and stability. The ash tree may also be a pun on "ashes" and of issues related to the past.   TOP


To see ashes in your dream signify disappointments, regrets, bitter changes and disruptions. Ashes also represent a failed relationship or a failed business endeavor. You feel that the good times are over and nothing of value is left in your life.  Alternatively, ashes indicates that you are dwelling too much on the past. You need to learn to let go.

In particular, to see or clean ashes in a fireplace or stove indicates that you are unsatisfied with aspects of your life. You may be in a rut and feel trapped by your daily routine.  TOP


To see or dream that you are in an ashram refers to your need for spiritual renewal and healing. You need to take a break from life's demands so you can replenish your energy.  TOP


To see or use an ashtray in your dream suggests that you are trying to rid yourself of former feelings/memories and your old ways. It symbolizes relationships that have been extinguished and no longer intact.  Alternatively, it may be related to feelings of anxieties or connected to your smoking habit, especially if you are trying to quit.  TOP


To dream that you are in Asia suggests that you need to adjust to some situation. If you are traveling to Asia or thinking about visiting Asia, then your dream may indicate your anticipation of such a trip.

To see an Asian person in your dream represents an aspect of your own self that is unknown to you. Additionally, to see an elderly Asian person represents tradition, wisdom and knowledge.  TOP


To dream that you are asking someone out on a date reflects your anxieties about really asking this person out. The dream serves as a "rehearsal" to help you with your approach. Dreaming of asking someone out may also be your unconscious giving you an extra nudge to go ahead and ask her or him out.  TOP


To see an asp in your dream symbolizes misfortune, loss of honor and respect, and hostility amongst friends and loved ones.  TOP


To  see asparagus in your dream symbolizes prosperity. 

To eat asparagus in your dream indicates that your actions will result in an unpleasant outcome.  TOP


To see an aspen in your dream indicates loneliness.  TOP


*Please See Concrete.


To dream that you are being asphyxiated implies that you are being smothered or suffocated by a situation or relationship. In particular, if you are in a room or space with no air, then it means that you are feeling trapped by this situation or relationship.   TOP


To see an ass in your dream signifies a lack of understanding. It also suggests that you will come upon many annoyances. The dream may be a metaphor for someone who is being an ass.

To see an ass carrying burdens in your dream signifies that after much patience and hard work, you will succeed in your professional and personal life.  TOP

*Please also see Buttocks.


To dream that you have been assassinated represents a hopeless situation that needs your immediate attention and action.

To dream that you are a witness to an assassination indicates that you need to pay more attention to some small detail. Do not overlook the seemingly insignificant things in life. In particular, to dream that an important political figure is assassinated on your watch implies that you are lacking support in your waking life. You feel you are alone in your views and decisions.

To dream that you are an assassin implies that you are trying to kill an aspect of yourself. Perhaps you are trying to put an end to a habit or relationship. Consider the characteristics of the person you are trying to assassinate and how these qualities relate to you.       TOP


To dream that you have been assaulted refers to a waking situation where you feel vulnerable or helpless. Something in your life is out of your control. In particular, if you dream of being sexually assaulted, then it refers to a situation where you feel violated or victimized. If you have been assaulted in real life, then such dreams may also be a flashback to the actual assault.  TOP


To dream that you are at an assembly suggests that you are learning to accept and integrate the various aspects of yourself. The dream may also be telling you that you need to schedule a meeting. There is something that needs to be discussed.  TOP


To dream that you are giving assistance to someone suggests that you are being called on for support, either emotional support or physical support.

To dream that you are being assisted denotes your helplessness in a situation.  TOP


To see an asteroid in your dream represents a spiritual message from above.  You are about to be enlightened with some knowledge. Alternatively, it signifies a brainstorming of ideas and thoughts.  If the asteroid hits the earth, then it indicates that your idealistic notions are deteriorating or being shattered apart.  TOP


To see asters in your dream symbolize your hopes, wishes, and your dreams.   TOP


If you do not have asthma in your waking life and dream that you have asthma, then it refers to insecurity and emotional instability. There is a lot of stress and tension around you. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you need to take a long deep breath in between your problems. If you have asthma, then the dream may be concerns and fears over your waking condition.  TOP

Astral Projection

To dream of astral projection suggests that you are looking at things from a whole new perspective. You may be feeling liberated and free. Alternatively, it indicates that you are physically or emotionally disconnected from those around you.  TOP


To dream about astrology suggests that you are concerned about your future. You are looking for some reassurance. Your dream astrological forecast may offer a significant message which should be analyzed closely as it relates to your waking life.  TOP


To see or dream that you are an astronaut indicates that you are expanding your awareness and consciousness. You are utilizing the information you have and making the best of it. Alternatively, the astronaut symbolizes your ambition. You are reaching for the stars. Or it may mean that you are experiencing some communication issues.  TOP


To see or dream that you are an astronomer indicates that you will achieve your goals slowly but surely. You are methodical and careful in your approach to life's obstacles and problems.   TOP


To see an aswang in your dream indicates that you are feeling vulnerable and/or untrusting of others. You are unsure of who are your enemies and friends.

To dream that you are an aswang implies that you are utilizing deception and underhanded means to get what you want. You are taking advantage of the innocent and the vulnerable.   TOP


To dream that you are at an asylum suggests that you are feeling tremendous mental strain and are trying to reach out for help. You are acknowledging your need for help.   TOP


To dream that you are an athlete suggests that you have pushed yourself to the limits. You have achieved something which you thought you could not do. Just be careful not to overextend yourself.  

To see a famous athlete in your dream refers to a larger than life attitude. Consider the significance of the sport that the athlete is famous for. Famous athletes are also seen as modern day hero archetypes who symbolize champion, courage, and self-sacrifice TOP

Athletic Field

To see or dream that you are on an athletic field represents the challenges that you are facing in your waking life. It also refers to your competitive nature.    TOP


To dream that you are looking at an atlas indicates your attention to details. You need to plan out your path before moving forward.  TOP

ATM Machine

To see or use an ATM Machine in your dream represents your desires for financial security. The dream may be trying to offer reassurance; your fears of financial instability are unfounded. If you are withdrawing money from the ATM Machine, then it suggests that you are expending too much energy on fruitless endeavors and are in danger of depleting your inner resources. If you are depositing money into the ATM Machine, then it symbolizes the energies that you are investing into a project. 

To dream that the ATM Machine gives you more money that you were due refers to your inflated ego. You have a sense of entitlement to certain things.

Dreaming that the ATM Machine is spitting out something else (like credit cards, paper, stickers, etc) instead of money highlights your financial concerns. You are spending money on something that could be used towards something more worthwhile. The dream could also be analogous to spending time on something or someone not worthwhile.


To see an atom in your dream symbolizes unlimited potential. Do not underestimate yourself or others. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on someone whose name is Adam.  TOP

Atomic Bomb

*Please see Nuclear Bomb.


To dream that you attack someone represents pent-up frustration and anger. You feel that you have been wronged. Your dream serves as an easy and safe way to express your anger.

To dream that you are being attacked by someone indicates your character is being questioned. You feel the need to defend yourself. You are feeling stressed, vulnerable and helpless. You may also be facing difficult changes in your waking life. Dreaming of an attack provides a way for you to confront these situations that you may be avoiding in real life. 

To dream that you are being attacked by an animal is a warning to be careful with those around you. Take notice of who you know in your waking life that shares and exhibits the same qualities of the animal that attacked you in your dream.

To dream that you kill an attacking animal suggests that you are going against your instincts or gut feeling.  TOP


To see an attic in your dream represents hidden memories or repressed thoughts that are being revealed. It also symbolizes your mind, spirituality, and your connection to the higher Self. Alternatively, it signifies difficulties in your life that may hinder you from attaining your goals and aspirations. However, after a long period of struggle, you will overcome these difficulties. 

To see a cluttered attic in your dream is a sign to organize your mind and thoughts. Perhaps, you need to rid yourself of the past and let go of the past emotions that are holding you back.   TOP


To see an attorney in your dream suggests that you are seeking guidance and advice.  TOP


To see or ride an ATV in your dream indicates your desire to get off the beaten path. You want create your own path and do things your way. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you need to find time for some solitude in your life.   TOP


To dream that you are at an auction indicates that you may be undervaluing or overvaluing something or some relationship. It may also mean that you have learned from your past experiences and are ready to move on. 

To dream that someone outbid you in an auction suggests that you are being denied something that you have earned.

To dream that no one is bidding at an auction suggests that your opinions and ideas are not appreciated. Your opinions are being ignored.  TOP


To dream that you are in front of an audience represents the world around you and how it is paying close attention to your actions. Alternatively, it signifies your fears of having your personal feelings and private thoughts discovered or revealed. If the audience is rowdy or noisy, then it suggests cluttered thoughts and confusion of ideas.

To dream that you have no audience denotes that you are not being acknowledged for your work or achievements. Perhaps you are feeling ignored or neglected. 

Dreaming that you are the only person in the audience means that there is an important lesson that you and only you need to learn. Perhaps you have been oblivious to something that everyone else had already realized or notice.  TOP


To dream that you are at an audition indicates feelings of insecurity and vulnerability. You have trouble expressing yourself and feel that you are being put to a test. The attitude and behavior of the audience will also guide you in how you think others perceive you.  TOP


To dream that you are in an auditorium indicates that there is something that you need to learn from others. Pay attention to those around you.   TOP


To see an auger in your dream signifies difficulties hard work and struggles. The dream may also have sexual connotations.  TOP


To dream of the month of August suggests that there is some misunderstanding in a personal relationship or business situation.   TOP


To see your aunt in your dream represents family connection, heritage and value. The aunt may also represent aspects of yourself that you like or dislike. She can also be seen as a substitute mother.  TOP


To see an aura around you or someone else indicates that some important information is being relayed to you in the dream. You need to pay close attention to the message. You need to draw on this energy for strength.  TOP


**Please See Otoscope.

Aurora Borealis

To see the aurora borealis in your dream represents renewed energy, vitality, awe, insight and youth. You will experience clarity in some situation or relationship. A positive spiritual experience will fill you with warmth and love. In addition, you will also gain some amazing new wisdom and knowledge. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you know what you need to do, but may be too lazy or too afraid to jump into action.  TOP


To dream about or that you are in Australia suggests that you are being pulled toward opposite directions.  The dream may also indicate self-exploration into your natural and uninhibited self. Often referred to as the land down under, the dream may be a metaphor to represent your subconscious and your underlying thoughts.   TOP


To see an author in your dream suggests that your mind is preoccupied with some story, essay, or report that you are working on.

To dream that you are an author indicates that you need to better express your opinions. Others are paying attention to what you have to say.  TOP


To dream that you or someone has autism indicates that you are having problems communicating your feelings and thoughts to others. If you know someone with autism in real life, then the dream may be a reflection of how you are coping with this condition. It is indicative of stress.   TOP


To dream that you are asking for an autograph indicates your desire to be like the person whose autograph you seek.  You may be looking for some form of approval.

To dream that someone is asking for your autograph suggests that you are giving your consent or approval to someone.   TOP


To dream of autumn represents the cycle of life - something is about to come to an end and something new will begin. Alternatively, autumn symbolizes abundance and hospitality. It is time to collect the benefits and rewards that you've worked so hard for.   TOP


*Please See Car.


To see an autopsy in your dream suggests that you are disconnected from your feelings or devoid of emotions. You need to carefully evaluate the consequences of your actions.  TOP


To see an avalanche in your dream signifies your raging emotions which have been held back and repressed for a long time. These emotions have not been dealt with in a productive manner and now are being expressed in a sudden and violent anger. Alternatively, the dream symbolizes the inescapable stresses and overwhelming pressures in your life. You are feeling the weight of life's daily demands piled onto you.   TOP


To dream about an avatar signifies how you want others to see you. You are putting up a front instead of being your true self.    TOP


*Please See Street.


To dream that you are in an aviary indicates a decreased sense of freedom. You feel you are unable to fully express yourself.   TOP


To see or eat an avocado in your dream symbolizes lust, sexuality, fertility, potential, and continuity of life. Alternatively, an avocado symbolizes richness and indulgence.

To see an avocado tree in your dream suggests that you will be well rewarded if you devote some time and effort to some goal or project.  TOP


To dream that you are avoiding a person in your dream suggest that you are not confronting some aspect of yourself.  Consider what aspects and characteristics of the person you are avoiding which you are not recognizing in yourself.  Alternatively, this word may also be a pun for "a void" in your life that you have been unable to fill.  TOP


To awaken in your dream represents a spiritual rebirth. You may be acknowledging and embracing both your feminine and masculine aspects of Self. You are utilizing your fullest potential. Consider also who or what awakened you. This is an indication of what is lacking or missing in your life.

To dream that you awaken someone up suggests that you are acknowledging core aspects of that person within your own self.   TOP


To dream that you have an awakening signifies that new ideas will be realized. You are experiencing  new awareness that is unfolding in your life. 

You may also be on the verge of lucid dreaming.  TOP


To dream that you receive an award indicates that you feel you deserve some recognition or some acknowledgment of your work. To dream that you do not win an award symbolizes feelings of inadequacy.  TOP


To see an ax in your dream indicates that you are overly controlling. It is symbolic of destruction, hostility, and the frustrations that you are experiencing. Perhaps you "have an ax to grind" with someone. Or the dream can be a metaphor that you are ready to "bury the ax" and make amends.

To dream that you are chopping wood with an ax suggests that you need to divide your problems into smaller, more manageable sizes. Break down your problems into pieces you can handle.  Alternatively, it indicates that your strength and power have been cut down to size.  TOP


To see an axle in your dream suggests that you need to concentrate on the more important things in life. Do not lose focus. 

To dream that you have a broken axle indicates a lack of confidence, independence and control in your life. You are having difficulty navigating through life. The dream may also mean that you are feeling vulnerable.   TOP


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