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Dream Dictionary W-Z

Walls — In psychoanalytic technique, walls are generally held to be a symbol of the male personality, with a focus on power. This thinking seems to stem from the impressions a young child would have of dominant male power in the home (which is a fortress surrounded by walls and dominated by the patriarch). In dreams, many people encounter walls as a random barrier and/or a projection of power.In your dream, do you come upon a wall in your travels, or do you find yourself immediately surrounded by walls?

Do you try to scale the wall, find its end, or simply ignore it? 

Water/Flood – Water is central to the human story. Whether it is the deep, fresh lake, the river that brings life, or the ocean that must claim her dead, water is both friend and enemy at once. When dreams contain this powerful image in any of its forms, understanding the role of the water is essential.
Water is a strong symbol in dreams because so often it is the exclamation point of the feelings in the dream. If other objects in a dream are relaxing, a bubbling brook through a meadow is more relaxing. If some symbols generate feelings of fear or anxiety, the tumultuous ocean creates the most anxiety. Water has symbolic, archetypal meaning in that it either provides life, or harbors mystery and danger. This is a reflection of our human experiences with water.
In early human history, the hunter-gatherers quickly learned that water was the central ingredient of life. (We die of thirst much more quickly than we starve.) More importantly, to know where the water was meant knowing where the food was.
However, as commerce expanded water became a necessary evil that harbored unknown dangers. Water travel was dangerous and uncertain as sea creatures, storms, and rough seas claimed numerous voyagers. Polluted water affected livestock and spread disease.
To emphasize the positive, water is often a symbol of new life, refreshment, and vigor. Water in manageable amounts or controlled settings almost always conveys this sentiment to the dreamer. Controlled water is the key.
If a dream contains a lake, is the entire shoreline visible and likely attainable?
If a river or creek is dreamed of, is it within its banks and apparently traversable by usual means? These are all examples of controlled water.
Water presented in this way is often indicative of renewal. For example, while traveling and growing weary, the dreamer suddenly happens upon a creek.
Refreshment for the journey is close at hand. Perhaps a dreamer is out on a boat, moving over the water gently. One should anticipate a season of respite or sabbatical in life, or perhaps create an opportunity such as this intentionally.
Uncontrolled water will often create a sense of unease for a dreamer. Raging rivers, rapids, and lakes without borders often reflect being out of control of one’s circumstances. Still deep water, while sometimes refreshing, may also create unease. This is because of the murkiness or uncertainty of what lies below the surface.
One exception to the generalities listed above is water faucets. In a dream, it is important to recognize if the dreamer or another is controlling the faucet and whether this is done to affect the comfort or discomfort of the dreamer. If the dreamer is controlling the faucet ineffectively, the assumption may be made that the dreamer feels out of control or unable to master what should be apparently simple circumstances (or, what’s worse, perhaps there is no water to be had). If another controls the faucet, one may conclude that the dreamer feels his circumstances, for good or ill, are dependent on the whimsy of another. This whimsy may reflect either greater discomfort or comfort, whether it is an unpredictable boss, lover, or other significant relationship.

Weather — Dreams can have very unique weather. It may be sunny and thundering, or pouring rain everywhere except for where you are standing. Weather images in dreams often reflect your feelings about your environment. You may view the world as contrary to your goals; thus a dream would have bad weather in it. On the contrary, pleasant dreams or dreams at a time when life is going well usually feature good weather. The weather in dreams is generally not as significant as other images unless it is somehow aberrant from normal, waking world weather.

Did the weather in your dream prevent something good from happening, such as a planned event?

Windows – Windows often show a world that is possible, but not being directly experienced. The windows can be tricky, because they can reveal something we cannot experience directly. This can infer frustration, protection, or illusion in the dream. If dreaming of confinement, the window may expose a very desirable person or setting that we cannot experience directly. This is a common event in life.

If the environment outside the window looks hostile, and you can get to the other side of the window to experience it, you may find you have been tricked. Windows in dreams sometimes show one thing, but the actual experience is something quite different. It may be time for you to overcome your anxiety and experience life directly rather than watching it go by. If the converse is true, and a pastoral window scene yields a troubled reality, you may feel as though life is deceptive in some area.

The window may be a passage from this world to others. Dreams of this nature are common among those who pursue astral projection or out-of-body experiences. Windows of this kind may be revealing potential realities for you to experience. Did you open a window in your dream, walk by one without looking, or close a window? Were the images on the other side of the window clear or murky?

Witch / Warlock – Encountering persons with supernatural powers, or becoming those persons ourselves, are a common dream image. In the case of occult power dreams, there may be unique elements of personal projection of will power by you upon others or by others against you. Who is the occult personality, you or someone else?
How these powers are projected is important. If they are projected by you onto others, you may feel as though they have an unfair advantage and you want to level the playing field. Another version of this dream is that you may want others to appreciate your influence more. A third option is that you have repressed anger towards another. Still another possibility is that you may want someone to become romantically attracted to you. You may be projecting the power onto a stranger, who is likely a representation of someone else in your life or a representation of a part of yourself.
If another is projecting power on you, it is likely that you believe others are pulling the strings in your life or are plotting against you. If you or another is trying to wield witchlike powers, is the spell successful or thwarted?

Wrinkled Skin – Dreams of wrinkled skin may be troubling because they create images of age and death. You may feel as though you are wasting your time in waking life and your subconscious is reminding you that life is short. Another version of the wrinkled skin dream is accelerated aging, where your skin seems to visibly shrink or wrinkle in minutes. This dream may be revealing how you feel about your progress towards your life goals. You aren’t getting any younger, after all.

These dreams can be troubling, but should not be. Are you resisting the maturing process at some level? Do you feel as though others are preventing you from attaining the stature or wisdom of your age? Are you experiencing a rebirth or removal of old limitations?

X-rays – As truly benign as it sounds, most X-ray dreams seem to reflect a desire for inner knowledge concerning the dreamer or someone with whom the dreamer has an ongoing relationship. We often think that life would be better if we knew what made others tick. X-ray dreams often reveal the desire to know more of the inner self. Another scenario is medical. If you have not been feeling well lately, but do not seem genuinely sick, you may dream of X-rays in a desire to resolve uneasiness about your health. Many times, our minds will go searching for solutions to waking problems through dreams. In the case of health, this would mean typical medical associations.

Yoga – If yoga is a feature of your waking life, then dreams of it usually do not have substantial interpretative content — they are merely replays of normal events. However, if you are not a yoga practitioner in waking life, this dream may indicate a desire for more mind-body balance or harmony with the universe. Or, it could indicate some sort of reference to a convoluted situation in your life.

Zebra – Dreams of zebras often reflect a sense of changeability in your waking life. You may see yourself as having two (or more) distinct identities that compete for predominance in your behavior, morals and other life roles. This is especially true for persons who struggle with workplaces that demand questionable ethical practices or for those who are unfaithful to others.

Zodiac – The Zodiac may come into dreams in numerous ways. If you are a fan of astrology in waking life, dreams of the zodiac often reflect your desire for fuller understanding of the world.
Each Sign, such as Cancer, Leo and Pisces, has stereotypical meaning to illustrate various facets of life and personality traits. Think about the zodiac symbol and the gems, numbers and other elements associated with it.
When dreams of reading astrology occur, you are often trying to categorize events of your life according to your understanding of what will be best for you. Do you come across signs of the Zodiac on your own in the dream or are they presented to you by someone else? Who is that person? If it’s a stranger, try to figure out who in your life they best represent.

Zoo – Zoo dreams are often similar to museum dreams. The actual content of the zoo may be true to life, or it may contain some nonsense inhabitants such as co-workers, past romantic interests or relatives. You may also be a display, rather than an observer.
If others are on display, you may feel as though these people need to be confined or that they draw too much attention to themselves. If you are on display, you may feel that your life is somehow abnormal and on display for others to observe and critique.
Do you feel as though others keep you on-display or caged-in? Perhaps you are uncomfortable with a particular sense of notoriety you have attained.
Still, a dream that takes place in a zoo may have to do with ecological concerns, memories of childhood or a sense of adventure.

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