These dreams may be hidden messages and experiences that are influenced by the culture in which the person lived.
According to Freud, the personage is almost always the symbol for a father or mother. According to Jung, if the name of such a person is mentioned in your dream, you should find out about that person—who he was, who was around during his time, and what he did.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of an old horse or a ‘nag’ indicates a winding down of an idea or project and suggests humility and acceptance at this time.
A nag trying to keep up with other horses in a dream implies an inability to let go of a project but cautions you to release any expectations for your own happiness.
To dream of a person nagging you suggests that you may be trying to ignore that little voice inside that is trying to steer you in the appropriate direction. There is a reminder to stop and listen as you have the answer and you deserve to be heard.
To dream of nagging another person may indicate a personal frustration with an unconscious hint to relax and step away from a current bothersome situation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Material aspects: From a mundane viewpoint, if we are nagging someone else in dreams we may actually be trying to justify our own actions. There may be a play on words here in that a nag is also an old horse, often one that does not deviate from a particular routine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An orphanage in dream indicates a home for abandoned feelings. Past memories may be causing you underlying stress, in particular memories from your childhood. You may need to give extra attention to the needs of your inner child. You may be feeling alone or uncared for in your waking life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Read any sign that appears in your dream, be it a highway marker, a street sign, an advertisement, or whatever.
The messages thereon will often provide clues to the deeper meaning of your dream, if not unlock its meaning for you completely.
Traffic signs: On the dream plane, each traffic sign has some synonymous meaning to what it signifies to a car’s driver.
For example, stop signs mean just that—stop whatever you’re doing and look all around for signs of danger or trouble.
A yield sign indicates that you’re probably being too rigid and need to learn the value of flexibility. Signs for roadwork usually reveal that the path ahead may be a little bumpy or slower moving than you might like, so prepare to be patient. One that
reads “no shoulder” shows that you overexposed yourself in some situation, and need to back off a bit for your own good.
Exit sign: We look for exits when we want to find the way out of a building. From what or whom are you trying to withdraw?
Street signs: If these signs are those that you pass regularly in your travels, consider this a circumstantial dream that needs no further explanation. On the other hand, street names can have very symbolic meanings.
For example, one called “Normal Avenue” might reveal thoughts about your own sense of normalcy, and how you fit in with your peer group.
Written advertisements can show up in numerous places in your dream, from being part of a newspaper to appearing on a supermarket wall.
The meaning for each is interpreted similarly to street signs, using the product name or use as the key.
For example, a vitamin ad might be construed as an admonition to take better care with your health, whereas an ad for a cruise ship might reveal a personal desire to take a vacation, or get more in tune with the water element.... The Language of Dreams