(Tender touch) In a dream, caressing a bird, a dog, a cat, a horse or a cow, etcetera, means having a soft heart, speaking gentle words, ability to draw people to oneself. Caressing someone during the daylight in a dream means slandering and backbiting him. Caressing a woman in a dream means that one will become a translator, or it could represent a frivolous person or someone who appeals to ludicrous people, or it could mean self-adulation or deficiency in one’s craftsmanship.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Planet) The planet Mars in a dream represents evil, calamities, trouble, fear, or blood shedding. Seeing the planet Mars descending or burning in a dream means calamities, injustice, burglaries, divorce, or demolishing one’s habitat.
The planet Mars in a dream also represents a warrior, an army, or the police force. (Also see Heavens)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Made of fire and gas, Mars is the passionate flame bearer that may signal a time for aggressive action. It is characterized by masculine ideas and ideals. It carries a great deal of new vital energy for accomplishing your goals.
The appearance of Mars in the dream of a woman may signal a new male influence in a partnership or a romantic relationship.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: As a positive image, the planet Mars, ruling the warrior, is a symbol of courage, willpower, assertiveness, and physical strength. In a negative form, Mars symbolizes war, male aggressiveness, hot temper, and destructive energies. See Planets, Signs of the Zodiac.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of the planet mars then this represents impetuousness, machismo and immaturity. Mars was the God of war, so this dream signifies that you are dealing with feelings of hostility with regards to your convictions, beliefs and passions. Also, if you are feeling at odds with your mate, this dream might be referencing the saying, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus,” representing that your differences are also the very qualities that magnetize you together.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The “fiery” planet is named after the Greek god Ares and Roman god Mars. He was the god of war, spring and youth. Mars was the guardian of young men and was himself highly impetuous. Mars represents energy, aggression, violence, desire and the male sexual organs. He is sometimes the symbol of life and death. In mythology, Ares was often beaten and humiliated by his enemies. He was like an ill tempered child that was unable to receive the amount of credit that he desired. Thus, seeing this planet in your dreams may be symbolic of your own frustrations that lead to aggressive thoughts and feelings. Mars is a symbol of male energy. This energy, when used in positive ways, creates permanent change and transformation.
The dream maybe encouraging you to get in touch with raw emotions and desires, to ponder upon them, and then to use them to transcend difficulties.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of walking through marshy places, denotes illness resulting from overwork and worry. You will suffer much displeasure from the unwise conduct of a near relative. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of walking in a marshy country, troubled life; swamps denote sorrows and difficulties; to escape them, future comfort; to try to till a marsh, misery in spite of work (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream
1- When we dream of a marsh or a swamp, it can indicate that we arc feeling ‘bogged down’. We feel that we are being held back in something we want to do, and perhaps we lack either the self-confidence or emotional support that we need to move forward.
A marsh or a swamp can also indicate that we are being swamped by circumstances, being trapped in some way by the circumstances round us.
2- Dreaming of marshy ground very often represents difficulty on an emotional level. Perhaps we arc creating emotional difficulties for ourselves or even having them created for us which make it difficult for us to feel securc.
3- Spiritual and emotional conflict. We may be spiritually on ‘dodgy ground’ so to speak.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A marsh being a mixture of earth and water suggests spiritual and emotional conflict. Water symbolizes emotion and earth symbolizes security, so an excess of emotion is not allowing us to feel at ease.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of marshy ground very often represents difficulty on an emotional level. Our emotions are clouded by practical concerns. Perhaps we are creating emotional difficulties for ourselves – or even having them created for us – which make it difficult for us to feel secure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of a marsh or a swamp, it can indicate that we are feeling ‘bogged down’. We feel that we are being held back in something we want to do, and perhaps we lack either the self-confidence or emotional support that we need to move forward.
A marsh or a swamp can also indicate that we are being swamped by circumstances, being trapped in some way by the events round us. Also consult the entries for mud, earth / earthquake, swamp and water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
This is another obstacle dream, and its meaning depends upon what happens to you— trouble and difficulties if you find it hard to move along; but if you get out all right on to firm ground, then you will be able to put right most of the misfortune.... Mystic Dream Book
Feeling bogged down, held back, losing ground, perhaps due to lack of self confidence or emotional support; may show the emotional dependence one gets stuck in between child and parent; or feeling unable to move because of relationship with an overbearing person. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Many dreams lead us to feel an intensity of emotion we may seldom if ever feel in waking life.
If the emotions felt are frightening or disgusting we call the dream a nightmare. One of the common features of a nightmare is that we are desperately trying to get away from the situation; feel stuck in a terrible condition; or on waking feel enormous relief that it was just a dream. Because of the intensity of a nightmare we remember it long after other dreams; even if we seldom ever recall other dreams, even worry about what it means.
As so many dreams have been investigated in depth, using such varied approaches as hypnosis, exploration of associations and emotional content, and LSD psychotherapy, in which the person can explore usually unconscious memories, imagery and feelings, we can be certain we know what nightmares are. They arise from six main causes.
Unconscious memories of intense emotions, such as those arising in a child being left in a hospital without its mother. Example: see second example in dark.
Intense anxiety produced—but not fully released at the time—by external situations such as involvement in war scenes, sexual assault (this applies to males as well as females, as they are frequently assaulted). Example: ‘A THING is marauding around the rather bleak, dark house I am in with a small boy.
To avoid it I lock myself in a room with the boy.
The THING finds the room and tries to break the door down. I frantically try to hold it closed with my hands and one foot pressed against it, my back against a wall for leverage. It was a terrible struggle and I woke myself by screaming’ (Terry F). When Terry allowed the sense of fear to arise in him while awake, he felt as he did when a child—the boy in the dream—during the bombing of the Second World War. His sense of insecurity dating from that time had emerged when he left a secure job, and had arisen in the images of the nightmare. Understanding his fears, he was able to avoid their usual paralysing influence.
Childhood fears, such as loss of parent, being lost or abandoned, fear of attack by stranger or parent, anxiety about own internal drives.
Many nightmares in adults have a similar source, namely fear connected with internal drives such as aggression, sexuality and the process of growth and change, such as encounter with adolescence, loss of sexual characteristics, old age and death. Example: see third example in doors under house, buildings.
Serious illness. Example: ‘I dream night after night that a cat is gnawing at my throat’ (male from Landscapes of the Night).
The dreamer had developing cancer of the throat. These physical illness dreams are not as common as the other classes of nightmare.
Precognition of fateful events. Example: My husband, a pilot in the RAF, had recently lost a friend in an air crash. He woke one morning very troubled—he is usually a very positive person. He told me he had dreamt his friend was flying a black jet, and wanted my husband to fly with him.
Although a simple dream, my husband could not shake off the dark feelings. Shortly afterwards his own jet went down and he was killed in the crash’ (Anon.).
Understanding the causes of nightmares enables us to deal with them.
The things we run from in the nightmare need to be met while we are awake. We can do this by sitting and imagining ourselves back in the dream and facing or meeting what we were frightened of. Terry imagined himself opening the door he was fighting to keep closed. In doing this and remaining quiet he could feel the childhood feelings arising. Once he recognised them for what they were, the terror went out of them.
A young woman told me she had experienced a recurring nightmare of a piece of cloth touching her face. She would scream and scream and wake her family. One night her brother sat with her and made her meet those feelings depicted by the cloth. When she did so she realised it was her grandmother’s funeral shroud. She cried about the loss of her grandmother, felt her feelings about death, and was never troubled again by the nightmare.
The techniques given in dream processing will help in meeting such feelings. Even the simple act of imagining ourselves back in the nightmare and facing the frightening thing will begin the process of changing our relationship with our internal fears. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
See Bank, Money. Are you taking too many risks? Are you looking for great riches and easy money? Are you looking for security (See Family, Bureaucrat, and Sidewalk) that is not necessarily available? Or do you simply want to be part of something? What is it that you want to (or feel you should be) part of?... Little Giant Encyclopedia