The interpretation of dreams can be anything from a fun and interesting hobby to a serious pursuit. Many people interpret their dreams simply for the fun of it, and any enlightenment that is gained is a happy accident. Others make dream interpretation part of their careers, and take it quite seriously. For instance, many psychologists and therapists incorporate dream interpretation into their practice, and find that it is a very useful way to gain access to hidden desires and deep seated personality issues.
We will take the more fun approach in this article, by giving you some popular interpretations of symbols and objects frequently encountered in the dream world.
Dreaming of colors
Many people report dreaming in color all or most of the time, and colors can be very revealing when applied to the dream world. The meaning of a particular color is dependent on the color, and a quick guide is presented below.
Pink - pink is the color of love, and pink in a dream often symbolizes the healing power of love
Red - red can symbolize either passion or anger, depending on the circumstances of the dream
Black - black is often thought to stand for the unconscious mind or the void. Black can often symbolize the fear of death and aging.
Grey - grey is a middle color between black and white, and it often symbolizes fear or confusion.
White - white is a symbol of purity, but like black, dreaming of white objects can often symbolize a fear of death. White can also be symbolic of a fear of new surroundings.
Green - green is often a symbol for renewal (both spiritual and physical), growth or healing.
Blue - blue is often used to symbolize spirituality. In certain circumstances blue could stand for sadness as well. It is important to look at the context of the dream.
Yellow - yellow is a symbol for peacefulness, calm and hope.
Dreams about numbers
Many people put great stock in dreaming about numbers, and some people even claim that dream inspired numbers helped them win the lottery. While we can't guarantee your dreams can make you rich, we can give you some of the meanings people have associated with numbers they encounter while in dream land.
One - often stands for unity, wholeness or completeness.
Two - can symbolize balance - spiritual balance, gender balance, equality, etc.
Three - in the Christian religion three is the symbol for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three is a number often seen in dreams, and it can stand for unity, harmony and spiritual fulfillment.
Five - the number five is often a symbol for upcoming change. Five in a positive context can mean the change has been accepted, while five in a negative or threatening environment can symbolize a fear of change.
Dreaming of a baby or a pregnancy
Dreams of pregnancy and babies can of course symbolize the wish for a child, but pregnancy and baby dreams can also be symbols for new experiences in your life. The longing for new experiences, or an upcoming life change, often trigger such dreams.
Of course those listed above are not the only interpretations possible fro these various dream symbols. Each dream must be examined in its own context, as well as in the context of the life of the dreamer. It may be obvious to you what a particular dream is about, even if other people would not interpret it that way