(Behind; Posterior; Rear side) In a dream, the back of a human being represents what people hold for him of praises or blame, acceptance or rejection, honor or humiliation, or it could represents one’s debts. Seeing the back of a human being in a dream also means following his tracks or practices.
If a positive look manifests therein, such as a sweet fragrance or the emergence of a radiant light, or if it turns into iron in the dream, it signifies one’s gratitude regarding his own condition. In a dream, the rear side of the human being represents his outward appearance or what renders the human being acceptable, or it could represent his garment, an ostentatious person, a show of grandeur, pride about one’s social class, a show of being wealthy, the surroundings of one’s house, the outskirts of a town, the outer display of one’s religion or his school of thought.
A broken back in a dream means fear, distress and sorrow.
If one sees his rear side dark in color, black or red in a dream, it means that he may suffer from physical abuse and beating during a fight. Seeing one’s own back in a dream also could mean buying new clothing, or it could mean feeling strong because of one’s knowledge, his son, power, political connections, wealth or property. Seeing one’s back in a dream also could mean to repudiate one’s wife. Ifone’s back is seared or cauterized in a dream, it denotes stinginess, or it could mean that he fails to comply with God’s rights upon him.
If one sees his back bent in a dream, it means a misfortune. Ifone sees the back of his friend in a dream, it means that his friend will turn his back to him at times when he needs him most.
If one sees the back of his enemy in a dream, it means that he will be guarded against his threats.
If one sees the back of an old woman in a dream, it means that the world is turning its back to him. Ifshe is in her middle age in the dream, it means that he is seeking something hard to obtain.
If she is a young woman in the dream, it means that he is expecting something and must be patient to acquire it. One’s back also represents old age. Back pain in a dream means poverty, sickness, debility, imprisonment of one’s boss or the death of a brother. One’s back in a dream also represents one’s dependence on a strong person. Ifone sees himselfcarrying a heavy load on his back in a dream, it means debts, or a vicious neighbor.
A broken back in a dream means losing one’s strength and power, or it could mean one’s death.
If a sick person sees his back broken in a dream, it means that the person who is taking care of him may die shortly, or it could mean that he will suffer from poverty. Carrying burdens over one’s back in a dream means sins. Carrying a coffin or a load ofmerchandise over one’s back in a dream means carrying forgotten debts that will surface at awkward times. Carrying wood over one’s back in a dream means backbiting, slandering people and reporting lies. Carrying a heavy load over one’s back in a dream also means having many children with little money to sustain them. Seeing a hunchbacked person in a dream means prosperity, longevity or having a large family. (Also see Backbone; Backside; Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Back of house, etc.: more pnvate; intimate; less formal; surreptitious; out of sight. Behind: repressed urges; one’s past and memories; one’s inner feelings; inferior. Idioms: at the back of, at the back of one’s mind, backroom boys; by the backstairs/door, behind one’s back; take a back seat. See front; left behind. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A psychiatrist once told me that many men in a tramp s home were diagnosed CWB; it meant ‘congenitally without backbone’. Example. ‘I was looking across a hedge at a bull. I seemed to be just looking at its back’ (Andy). Andy was a teenager, uncertain of himself. In this dream he was looking at his strength.
Someone on one’s back: feeling dominated by someone else; carrying one’s parents’ wants and decisions instead of one’s own. Idioms: backbreaking; back to the wall, behind one’s back; get off my back; put somebody’s back up; rod for one’s back, pat on the back; stab in the back; turn one’s back on; scratch my back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you see a person only from the back, in addition to lack of knowledge of him, it also may express opposition and distance. Rarely will you see yourself from the back, but if that should happen, it is an indication that you have become aware of your shadow.
A dream about a back is a symbol that we are searching for our own hidden energies and weak points.
According to Jung, the unconscious begins at the back; every magical influence or cruel attack comes from behind. This was the original reason that people every- where wore amulets around their neck, hanging down at their backs. (Today they hang down at the front.)... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The back of the physical body reflects support issues.
A feeling of weakness in the lower back may indicate that you do not feel supported by others. Scars or wounds on the upper back may reflect too many burdens.
A hunched back may mean that you have been a martyr, carrying the burdens of others for too long. In general, looking at someone’s back means you are looking at his or her history.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at someone’s back: you will be shown “the other side of the coin.” If someone is turning his back on you: an old friendship that had turned difficult is rekindled.
The dream may also mean that some people are acting superior and clearly have a low opinion of you. Or is it the other way around?
Depth Psychology: Everything has two sides and can be judged from different perspectives. Are you afraid that something is going on “behind your back”? Are you unaware of something (maybe your own or other people’s action)? Are you hiding something—if so, what is it? The only thing you can do is turn it around and take a good look. See Front.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of your own back signifies your attributes, beliefs, opinions, and position in life. This could also indicate tension that is being placed upon you by someone else.
If you dream of a bare back, this represents an undisclosed truth that you are hiding from others. This is related to the phrase, ‘watch your back,’ and your dream could be indicating this very notion. Historically, dreaming of a back is an indicator that you should not loan money to anybody, especially not friends, as this could create undo pressure in your friendship.
To dream that someone turns their back to you indicates pain caused by coveting or envy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Spiritually, sometimes we have to turn our back on the past and reject the known. It will be up to you to decide which elements of the past need rejecting. In certain dreams the backbone – because it is the most stable part of our structure – signifies the self. Backache in dreams, if not due to a physical cause, suggests that we are under some pressure, vis-à-vis a moral or spiritual issue.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we dream of turning our backs we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. There is a possibility that we are repressing our own urges or do not want to look at our inner feelings. We are in touch with the past and with memories. Intellectually we need to consider our firmness of character and recognize what has brought us to our present condition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of seeing someone’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our character or those around us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.
If the backbone is particularly noticeable in the dream we need to consider our main support structure. You might like to consider the entries for body and stab.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of seeing someone else’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our characters. We should also be aware that other people may not yet wish to share their thoughts with us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.
If we dream of turning our backs, we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. You might also like to consult the individual entry for back for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see a naked back in your dream, symbolizes secrets that you may have kept from others or aspects of yourself that you have kept hidden. Consider the saying, “watch your back” - this dream may be telling you to be careful, especially about confiding secrets in others.
If someone stands with their back to you during your dream, this is a warning that you should not lend money to friends, or it will cause disharmony in your relationship.
To dream of having a sore or aching back, suggests that you are suffering under the weight of your responsibilities. This dream may also relate to stress and pressure that someone else is putting on you.... My Dream Interpretation
The back of anything signifies rejection, and the front acceptance. Conflict between rejection and acceptance can be shown in a dream as seeing both the back and front of something.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Belittlement; Defamation; Harm) Backbiting someone in a dream means driving one’s blessings away and nullifying one’s good deeds. Backbiting a poor person in a dream means becoming poor. Backbiting someone concerning a scandal in a dream means that one will become subject to defamation and suffers from a scandal. Like that, whatever subject the backbiting is addressing, its harm will come back to the doer. Belittling someone in a dream means that one will suffer the same in wakefulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Helper; Loins; Offspring; Spinal column) In a dream, one’s backbone represents man’s helper or his right hand man. Ifone has a strong backbone in a dream, it represents his sedate manners, calm and serious composure. Whether one’s backbone is weak or strong in the dream, it could also represent his son.
If one finds his backbone strong in the dream, it means that he will develop wisdom or beget a son who will grow strong and become ajust person. Perhaps one’s backbone could be interpreted to mean crucifixion, or it could mean marriage to a virgin.
If one sees a tree growing from his backbone in a dream, it means an illness.
If a sick person sees his backbone turned into iron in a dream, it means recovering from his illness. (Also see Back)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the backbone is particularly noticeable in a dream, we should consider the main support structure in our lives. Intellectually, we need to consider our firmness of character.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Tricktrack) Playing backgammon in a dream means having an imposing character, being highly skilled and efficient, scheming, mental keenness, playing a ruse or eliciting admiration. Playing backgammon in a dream also denotes someone who is highly qualified or it may demonstrate the type of character one assumes in his daily life, or it could mean arguing with others, mockery, deception, gambling, mixing with evil people for business, or it could mean pleasure. It also means indulging in sin, fear of exposure or maneuvering a business scheme. Ifone sees the game set but no one is playing it in the dream, it means lack of work, dismissal from one’s job, walking the wrong tracks. Playingbackgammon in a dream also signifies a fight, an argument or a dispute between business partners, each of them seeking his personal interests. (Also see Chess; Games)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A backhoe is a heavy piece of construction equipment that digs a deep hole. It may stand for needing to unearth something from within the subconscious, perhaps a deeply embedded memory or emotion.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Carrying a backpack means that problems will weigh heavily upon you and interfere with your everyday activities. See Luggage.
Depth Psychology: How much responsibility did you take on? What experiences from the past are you still carrying around? Have they becomc a crushing burden? A dream about a backpack is very important and—together with the rest of the images—ought to be explored in depth.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of a backseat suggests that you could be feeling that you are not quite in control of an aspect of your life. Being stuck in the backseat of a vehicle and unable to change your position indicates that it may be time for some internal inquiry. You may have eagerly handed over control of your life to somebody else, but are now resenting them for it.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Backside; Buttocks; Rump) In a dream, the backside represents the wife’s property and money, or it could mean one’s husband. Dragging oneself over one’s buttocks in a dream means becoming poor and needy. Hair growing over one’s backside in a dream means money or richness. Otherwise, if one sees no hair on his backside in the dream, then it means insolvency or bankruptcy. Shaving off the hair over one’s backside in a dream means fulfilling a promise, repayment of one’s debts or giving back a trust to its rightful owner. (Also see Back)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of being backstage is notifying you of your ability to understand the truth.
The power to change a situation is actually well within your reach. There are certain aspects of your life that will bring you knowledge and help you in moving toward greater success. Be more aware in your daily life of signs and opportunities.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream that someone or something is going backward, then this symbolizes rebellion, feeling out of style, or attached to outmoded ways of the past. Perhaps your dream is telling you that you are going the wrong direction, that you are off track, and are going against the flow, or perhaps that you are being contrary and rebellious. See Rewind.... Strangest Dream Explanations
When a backward and / or forward movement is prominent this usually indicates a regressive, backward-looking tendency. We may want to retire into the past, rather than tackling fears and moving ahead.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- To dream of going backwards indicates that we may be withdrawing from a situation or slow to learn from it. We mav need to recognise that to continue in a particular situation will stop our progress.
2- Mentally we are not using our best faculties. When she looked backwards, loot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.
To look back into the past can be detrimental.
3- Regressive tendencies can cause us to move backwards into previous behaviour patterns.
The dreamer should take note of what is happening in his life at this time, and determine the reasons for this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To look back into the past can sometimes be detrimental, and at other times helpful. In dreams, to be looking or moving backwards may suggest that answers to our present dilemma lie in the past. Past behaviour patterns may not be appropriate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of going or walking backwards indicates that we may be withdrawing from a situation, or slow to learn from it. We may need to recognize that to continue in a particular situation will, at worst, stop our progress and, at best, impede it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: Looking at a brush: you are much too single-minded and naive in a certain matter. Painting with a brush: you have courage, advenrurousness, and a creative mind. Painting with a small brush: don’t let stupid remarks from others disrupt your plans. See Painting.
Depth Psychology: The brush represents strong erotic desires, but it may also mean that you are too simple-minded, or surrounded by simple-minded people.... Dreamers Dictionary
Having chest pain in a dream denotes a sin one is being punished for, or it could mean being spendthrift, or it could represent one’s generosity in other than God’s pleasure, and the pain represents the punishment for it. (Also see Bodyl; Chest”; Pain)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of riding (or sitting on) a horse foretells a coming rise in your status. You might become more popular, win a contest, or get a promotion at work. However, if you were thrown (or fell off) the horse, you will have to cope with a rival who is out to foil your plans.
If you dreamed of having any difficulties with the horse’s saddle, pay more careful attention to your personal affairs. Some change to your current plans might work in your favor.... My Dream Interpretation
(Friend; Good luck; Money; Prosperity) A hunchbacked in a dream means prosperity, longevity, or having a large family. Seeing oneself in a dream as a hunchback means acquiring wealth and a large property through an influential person in one’s family or a son. One who sees that in a dream will also be gifted with vigilance and astuteness. (Also see Back; Body); Hump)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An old symbol for luck—”The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” A period of great stress. You are challenged to become more straightforward, direct. But it may also be a suggestion that you unburden yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Ache; Discomfort; Hurt) In a dream, pain means regret and sorrow. SUffering from a tooth ache in a dream means hearing painful words from a relative the particular tooth implies. Neck pain in a dream represents being illtreated by one’s friends. Neck pain in a dream also may indicate that one has betrayed his covenant, or that he has denied a promise. Shoulder pain in a dream signifies bad earnings. Stomach pain in a dream means spending money in sin and feeling regret for doing so. Pain in one’s navel in a dream signifies ill-treatment of one’s wife. Heart pain in a dream means having hidden bad qualities, or questionable religious sincerity. Liver pain in a dream means illtreatment of one’s children. Spleen pain in a dream means spoiling one’s money by adding unlawful earnings to it. Severe spleen pain that could lead to one’s death in the dream means loss of one’s religious commitment. Lung and chest pain in a dream mean the nearing of one’s death. Back pain in a dream means the death of one’s brother, supporter, superior, or a close friend. Pain in one’s thighs in a dream means causing harm to one’s community. Pain in one’s foot in a dream means money, or it could mean straying from God’s path. (Also see Body’; Chest pain; Lungs; Teeth; Tooth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Dreaming about physical pain usually indicates “emotional” pain in real life. Try to get to the bottom of it. Sometimes the dream indicates that you have inflicted pain on someone else.
Depth Psychology: Pain is either a sign of emotions stressed to the limit, or that someone has hurt yon. Where in the body is the pain? Look up that entry to determine its meaning. See Body, Injury, Wound.... Dreamers Dictionary
As in life, dreams of pain are an indicator gage telling you when to stop, when too much is enough, or that you are out of balance. Pain can also represent suppressed emotions, feelings of unworthiness, shame, guilt, -judgment, and a lack of feeling safe. Consider the area of your body or life that you are experiencing the pain.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are in pain suggests you are being too hard on yourself about to a situation that was out of your control. It can also be a reflection of real phsyical pain that carries over from your waking self.... My Dream Interpretation
Painting a house interior in a dream may comment that you are creatively freshening up your inner environment. It may signify a more positive or fresher outlook on your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To paint a picture while dreaming is an indication to a young woman that her sweetheart’s affection for her is not strong enough lo prevent his becoming infatuated with others.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreams of paint reflect a refreshed perspective. You are renewing, reviving, and expressing your creativity on the canvas of your life; coloring your life a new shade. Alternatively, paint can represent that you are covering up or hiding an unsightly aspect of yourself. Consider the feeling tone. See Color and Integration Dreams..... Strangest Dream Explanations
Often we do not recognize our own creative ability and thus the potential we have to be in touch with the spiritual dimension. We each have the capability of ‘reflecting’ the divine. This allows us to live mindfully – with awareness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Because painting has such a lot to do with self-expression, the way that we are painting in a dream may be important. If, for instance, we are painting miniatures we may need to concentrate on detail.
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important, as is the subject.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: We may not actually have the ability to paint successfully in everyday life, but such a dream may alert us to other talents we have not realized we possess.
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to different ideas and concepts. Painting as in decorating suggests we are making recognizable changes in how we think and feel.
A picture that we ourselves have painted might have more emotional impact than an old master – an old master can also suggest our attitude to the past.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of participating in a paintball game may mean that you are potentially under emotional fire in your waking life. Although the hits won’t kill, you are still suffering under the attack and dealing with hurt sustained from it. You may be ducking and weaving within your emotional relationship rather than enjoying it at this time.
To dream of hitting your opponent in rapid fire may suggest that you are emotionally hurtful and may need to forgo your pride and be first to put down your weapon.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A paintbrush in a dream may represent tools you have acquired to put the final touches on some project that is under constriction. It may be awarded to you to mention your desire to express your artistic talents.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a paintbrush denote your awareness that the power to create and manifest is in your hands. This dream may be a message to be careful not to brush over the facts or ignore your true feelings.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Artist; Illustrator) In a dream, a painter represents knowledge, architecture, wisdom, writing poems, writing love songs or telling lies.
A painter in a dream also represents someone who conceals his acts, or hides his true face. He also could represent alcoholism, falling in love, marriage, or having children. Some of the painter’s works are beneficial while others are harmful. All depending on the quality of his work, its objectives, balance, resemblance to the object painted and authenticity.
The characteristics of such a person in the dream may be that of a hypocrite in wakefulness, or an ostentatious person, a toadying person, a hypocrite, a panegyrist, or a lauding person, though he mostly looks as a good, sincere and a hard working person.
The value of his paintings varies depending on the subject treated.
A painter in a dream also represents a person who loves flattery, self-adulation, an eloquently speaking person, a liar, one who fails his promises, or he could represent strength and authority. (Also see Architect; Artist; Paintings; Weaver)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Seeing a painter being lucky with the opposite sex: you want to make a change in your life and your relationship. Watching a painter at work; good fortune.
Depth Psychology: The painter means you want things in your life to change. You would like to start over and give your life and love relationship more “color.” See Painting and the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.” Painting (a House or Wall) When dreaming about painting a house or a wall, the color of the paint is important. White paint: you are feeling threatened or pursued by another person. Brightly colored paint (particularly red): soon you will have reason to rejoice.
Black paint: a warning of impending illness. (See the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.”)... Dreamers Dictionary
The unconscious frequently senses things, or synthesises out of our experience views of things, we have not been consciously aware of.
A dream may depict this as a painting; subtle feelings or realisations; a view we have of or about something. Any form of artistic expression: self expression; expressing one’s feelings or intuitions; one’s inner situation; creative ability. Painting, decorating: expressing feelings; the impression we give to others; what ‘colour’ we are painting things, in the sense of painting a very black picture; a cover up. We can paint the town red; paint too rosy a picture. Or we might be working at changing our appearance or lifestyle. See photographs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Often in waking life we will not recognisc our own creative ability; and to be painting in a dream may alert us to other talents we have not realised we possess. We may not actually have the ability to paint successfully in everyday life.
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to ideas and concepts of which we have not been consciously aware.
Painting as in decorating suggests we arc making recognisable changes how we think and feel.
2- Bccausc painting has such a lot to do with self-expression, the way that we are painting in a dream may be important. If, for instance, we are painting miniatures we may need to concentrate on detail.
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important (see Colour).
3- We are creating a spiritual scenario.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are painting your house may signify the satisfaction of completing a project and the need to express your creativity. It foretells a successful venture or desired promotion. On the other hand, dreaming of paint that you are covering something up.
The color of the paint gives additional significance to the context of your dream.
For example, red paint implies the shedding of inhibitions and painting the town red.
To dream of being splattered by paint signifies over-sensitivity to criticism and shrewd remarks from people around you.
To see a painting in your dream signifies your need for self-expression.
The painting reflects your inner feelings and thoughts.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Painting of any kind indicates that the dreamer is about to embark on a project very important to him or her. Discerning the circumstances of that project, and the details, are dependent on other symbols in the dream.
Dreaming of a house being painted indicates that information previously kept from you will soon come to light.
If you dream of being an artist and painting a picture that is beautiful and happy, then you have the power to create whatever circumstances you want the most in life.
A dark, foreboding painting, however, indicates a pessimistic outlook on life, and therapy might be of great assistance.
If you watch while someone else paints a picture, you may have the feeling of being on the outside looking in and need to take control of your life - again, depending on the atmosphere, circumstances, and other symbols in the dream.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Vision: If you have had a portrait made of yourself: you need admiration too much, try for less grandiosity—people don’t believe you anyhow. Dreaming that you are painting: take your artistic talents seriously and use them. There might also be a new love affair in the making.
The colors in the dream are very important—see the chapter “Colors in Dreams.” Seeing a beautiful painting in your dream means that happiness is on the way. What else do you see in the picture? What are the colors? See Colors, Picture.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about painting means self-realization and self-fulfillment. Are you “painting” your future? What does it look like? “Is the “handwriting on the wall”? Do you paint over things you don’t like? What does “as pretty as a picture” mean to you? See Colors, Picture.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Art; Picture; Portrait) In a dream, paintings represent memories, guidance, or advice. Paintings in a dream also denote the passing of time, advancing of years, or the days of one’s life. As for an immigrant, paintings in his dream mean reunion with his family, beloved, or commanding good and forbidding evil. (Also see Painter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of riding piggyback on someone of the opposite sex, it could symbolize your attraction to them. This dream may also indicate that you are going along with another’s plans and ideas.... My Dream Interpretation
(Death; Give up the ghost; To die) In a dream, the return of one’s soul back to its Lord means remitting a trust to its rightful owner, the recovery of a sick person from his illness, the release of a prisoner from jail, or perhaps it could represent the reunion of beloveds.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of your upper back reflect your issues with giving and receiving support. Perhaps you feel that you are carrying the weight of the world, or that you are in need of support from the people in your life. See Back and Co-Dependant... Strangest Dream Explanations