1- In a dream, playing cards highlights our ability to be open to opportunity or to take chances.
The cards that one deals, or is dealt, in a dream may have significance as to number (see Numbers) or as to suit: Hearts indicate emotion and relationship. Diamonds represent material wealth. Spades represent conflict, difficulties and obstacles. Clubs represent action, work and intelligence.
The King portrays human success and master)-.
The Queen indicates emotional depth, sensitivity and understanding.
The Jack represents impetuosity; creativity or an adolescent energy.
2- On a psychological level, card playing in a dream can be seen as taking calculated risks and alerts us to potential danger.
3- The Tarot our Inner Truth can be used as images in dream work.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The different suits depict different things. Hearts: emotions; relationships. Diamonds: riches; intellectual. Spades: one’s body; movement; sensuality. Clubs: instinctive drives such as fear, sex, hunger. Business card: identity or opponunity. Greetings card: hoping for news; thoughts about sender. See games. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Vision: Dreaming about the lottery: be prepared for dishonesty and don’t have too many illusions. Flaying a game for money: deceit and quarrels ahead. Playing a game of cards: you are holding on to old cliches; or you are caught in the throes of an all-consuming passion that is “devouring” you. Playing a game of dice: your carelessness and naive trust in people is going to cost you dearly. Playing billiards: a planned meeting is running into difficulties. See Chess.
Depth Psychology: The dream may be a warning to change your careless lifestyle, which is interfering with your personal growth, or a challenge to lighten up and not take life so seriously. Other symbols in the dream will provide additional information and you know better than anyone else if you are too serious or too casual.... Dreamers Dictionary
1- When in a dream we arc watching a play, we need to decide whether it is a drama, a comedy or a tragedy. This is because we often are trying to view our own lives objectively.
The content of the play may give us clues as to what our course of action should be in everyday life.
If people we know are in the play we should be aware of the ‘drama’ we arc playing out with them.
2- In dreams, the play that takes placc is a distillation of our experiences, knowledge and abilities.
The creator in us directs the performance to enable us to get the best benefit of the information it contains. Images arc put together to have the greatest impact and to make the interpretation as easy as possible. Sometimes, however, the unexpected occurs which means that we have to seek explanation elsewhere.
3- From a spiritual perspective, the life that we have creates a play which gives us the best opportunity to learn lessons through experience.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being at the theatre and watching a play being enacted, either by living people or on the screen, is either lucky or unlucky according to the character of the play. It presages meetings with interesting people of the opposite sex which may lead in almost any direction depending on whether the play is pleasing or harrowing, exciting or dull. One should refer to the subject under its proper heading.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreams of a theatrical play represent your desire to present yourself to the world, to take your thoughts and feelings from behind the scenes of your mind and heart and display them in the spotlight of center stage.
If you dream of acting in a play or watching a theatrical production, then this represents objectivity in your ability to witness the roles you play in life. This dream may be reminding you that you are the writer, director and star of this show, so if you don’t like the direction that the play is headed, then you have the power to change it.
If you dream of playing, as in a child at a park, then this represents that you are in touch with your creativity, freedom, and unique expression.
If someone is playing a game, such as chess or checkers, then you are becoming aware of the aspect of you that can be strategic and manipulative in your desire to win. Consider the feeling tone of this dream. See Stage and Script.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, the play that takes place is a distillation of our experiences, knowledge and abilities.
The creator in us directs the performance to enable us to get the best benefit of the information it contains. Images in dreams are put together to have the greatest impact and to make the interpretation as easy as possible. Sometimes, however, to catch our attention the unexpected occurs, which means that we have to seek explanation from a source outside ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of being in an old-fashioned theater, you will have pleasure in the company of new friends. You will probably find that things in your life run quite smoothly shortly after this dream.
If you dream of watching a play in a theatre, one of your male friends is interested in a more romantic relationship with you. You may date him for social reasons, even if you don’t like him that way.
If you dream that you are acting in a play, these happy times will be interrupted by something annoying.
If you applaud and laugh at a theatre, you will avoid responsibility to chase after your whims. Dreaming of being an actor/actress can also mean that you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.
If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Watching actors in a dream means you feel out of control. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life.
If you have trouble getting to or from a play in your dream, or if there are upsetting or weird scenes in the play, you will be confronted with unpleasant surprises.
If you have to escape from a theater in your dream, because of a fire or another danger, it is a signal that you will engage in a risky enterprise in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are on a playground denotes a desire to avoid your daily tasks and obligations. Also try to consider objects in the playground as a symbol pertaining to the things you want to express. It may be that you have certain talents and abilities that you enjoy doing, and it needs to be further developed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Depends on what the ‘game’ is. Whatever we ‘play’ at in a dream might just be fun or suggest great seriousness. As humans we use an enormous number of strategies to gain our ends, as explained in the book Games People Play.
The idioms define some of these ‘games’. Idioms: come into play; foul play; make a play for, make play of; play a pan in; play along with, play at; play cat and mouse; play dead/possum; play down; played out; play fair; play false, play for time; play hard to get; play it cool; play no pan in it; play on words; play safe; play people off against each other, play something down, play the field; play up; play upon a weakness/fear; play up to someone; the state of play; play somebody at their own game; child’s play; play ball with; play it by ear, play fast and loose; play gooseberry, play havoc with, play merry hell; play into their hands; play one’s ace; play one’s cards right, play second fiddle; play the fool; play the game; play the white man; play to the gallery; play with fire; two can play at that game. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Playing a game with children may mention a wish or heed to become more playful. Playing a board game may comment that you are bored with life. Playing in the water represents turning an emotional issue into something fun and liberating.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Playing handball—or any other ball game: you always catch the luck that life is throwing your way and just in time (if—in your dream—you do catch the ball!). See Ball, Hand.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: A playing card stands for reckless optimism. You are “betting everything on one card. “ Be careful! Watching others play cards: a rather unpleasant situation ahead. Playing cards with others: you want to avoid a fight, because someone with bad intentions is trying to harm you. See Games.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a record player denote that you are replaying the same old memories and stories in your mind over and over; relating to yourself from a historical, nostalgic viewpoint. Keep in mind that the past can’t hold a candle to what you are capable of now. Perhaps its time to trade in your old records for stories that empower who you are becoming. See Music.... Strangest Dream Explanations
According to Freud, one of the major processes of the unconscious is condensation. This means that within one element in a dream, such as the strange room we dream we are in or the unusual name a person has in the dream, are condensed many associated emotions, memories or ideas. Talking about a peapod which appeared as part of her imagery, Constance Newland shows how it represented her father’s penis.
The pea associated with pee or urine, and the pod with a seed carrier, the testicles. Freud gives the example of a patient who dreamt he was kissed by his uncle in an ‘auto’.
The patient immediately gave his own association as auto-eroticism.
A psychologist whose patient dreamt she was going on a trip on a boat called Ncwland, correctly inferred that the patient was getting better, because the name suggested new territory traversed. One woman dreamt about a busy intersection, and realised it was referring to inter-sex-on.
So we need to consider how unconsciously we might be playing with words, then check if this helps us gain insight. Also, phrases are used in the same way. We might see such words as ‘1 felt a prick’, keeping it up was difficult’, ‘dead end’ and so on, in writing down our dream. See names of people; introduction to colours. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences