Free and Professional Dream Analysis and What Dreams Mean
SYMBOLS IN DREAMS
A DREAM SYMBOL HAS TWO TASKS.First, a dream symbol is to get your attention. It also has to add an emotional depth and meaning to a message. Though dream symbols are important, it is the story line of the dream that carries the gist of the main message.
Dream Symbols Get Your Attenion. Symbols get your attention by packing an emotional punch.
A Dream Symbol is Unique to You. It is important to see what a symbol means to you because symbols are unique to your personal experience. For example, a red rose in a dream reminds one lady of love because she received flowers on Valentine’s Day. It reminds another woman of sadness because she saw roses at her husband's funeral.
You Have to Sift Your Memories. To determine the meaning of a symbol in your dream, go back to your memories and experiences about the symbol. Dream dictionaries cannot tell you what your symbol means because the meanings they list do not relate to your experiences about an image.
Keep a Playful Attitude. When thinking about a dream symbol, take a playful attitude. Go back to when you saw it last and in your life and review what happened. Let events, thoughts and feelings emerge about when you saw it before, and how that affects you, now. Link those past memories to the current dream story and see how that may appy to your life, now.