dream-symbols

Dreams have long been considered a window to our consciousness, and this theory has been supported by a recent study conducted by a team of scientists from the ATR Computational Neuroscience Lab in Kyoto, Japan. The study examined brain scans in order to identify the visual imagery in dreams, and showed that we watch our dreams and the world in the same manner. The dreams also share a connection to our everyday activities.

And, while there’s no clear interpretation of the imagery in your dreams, there are common dream symbols which have concrete meaning.

Teeth

Dreaming about teeth has different meanings – rotten teeth symbolize anxiety and fear, while dreaming about pulling teeth means that something needs to come out in the light. Falling teeth are a common symbol in dreams which signifies that you will deal with some situations that will cause stress in your life.

Flying

Dreaming of flying means that you want to accomplish something, and these dreams are also associated with freedom and success. This symbol signifies that you want to free yourself from some stressful situation or that you will achieve some goal.

Death

Death is related to change and signifies the end of something. It is a transition from one state to another, followed by a new beginning. Dreaming of death signifies big changes in your emotions as well.

Money

Dreaming of money is related to luck, value and your perception of self-worth. Dreaming of winning the lottery means that you will experience big changes in your lifestyle, and if you’re giving away money in your dreams, is signifies a fear of loss.

Waterfall

Water represents conscious life experiences, feeling and emotions, and is generally seen as a symbol of purity. Dreaming of waterfalls is a positive sign – it is a symbol of new beginnings.

House

Dreaming of a house symbolizes your mind. These dreams are related to yourself and some aspects of your personality, and the interpretation depends on the type of house you dream of or how many rooms it has. Ahouse in your dreams also signifies comfort and security, and dreaming of a basement symbolizes the unconscious mind and intuition.Dreaming of the attic represents hidden memories.

Fire

Depending on the context of your dream, dreaming of fire can represent different things. Playing with it is a symbol of some dangerous situation, while seeing a distant fire in your dreams represents transformation and desire. Starting a fire is associated with repressed anger.