We all woke up in a panic after dreaming of a serpent, at least once in our lives. Dream about a serpent is common among many people all over the world and has many meanings. Freud saw the serpent as a phallic symbol, Jung saw the serpent shedding its skin, a symbol of renewal while the interpretation of dreams according to Kabbalah attributes different interpretations about a serpent in a dream. Each dream dictionary has a different interpretation for a dream about a serpent, depending on the situation in which it appears.
Interpretation of a dream about a serpent depends on a variety of factors such as: the character of the dreamer and his cultural background, the type of serpent, its color and size. Dreams and their meaning in general and dreams about a serpent in particular, depend on subjective factors that need to be addressed.
A dream about a serpent carries with it positive and negative meanings such as:
Rejuvenation - The serpent sheds its skin and therefore symbolizes change and a new path.
Healing - The serpent wrapped around the stick of the healer Asclepius in Greek mythology, is part of the symbol of medicine and is associated with health and healing.
Livelihood and economic abundance - the serpent symbolizes a livelihood because it can easily find its food: if the serpent bites the dreamer, the person's livelihood will be doubled but if the person kills a serpent in the dream, it will cause him a financial loss.
Cunning - The appearance of a serpent in a dream may symbolize the betrayal of a close person, due to the cunning that characterizes him.
Fear - Sometimes a dream solver concludes that a dream about a serpent indicates some dreamer's fear or fear of serpents.
A dream about a serpent is a complex subject that must be analyzed carefully and in depth. Solving dreams according to the Kabbalah includes the variety of possibilities of the appearance of the serpent in the dream and the adaptation of the interpretation to the dreamer. The meaning of dreams about a serpent will be more accurate, if we remember the details of the dream well.
A dream about a serpent bite
The meaning of a biting serpent in a dream very much depends on the feelings that the dreamer went through during the dreaming itself. The diagnosis requires the dreamer to remember the situation he was in and ask himself: Did the serpent bite frighten him, was he stressed by the serpent bite, did he feel helpless and the like. It's time to face the fears and anxieties.
It is important to remember a serpent in a dream can be a symbol of evil and betrayal as well as healing and wisdom. That you see a serpent biting you in a dream means that you have hidden fears and worries that threaten you. It could very well be that the dream is warning you of problems you are not even aware of. On the other hand, as a positive symbol the serpent represents wisdom and good change that indicates renewal, alloy and blossoming in life.
A dream in which you see or feel that a serpent is biting you or someone else is a warning dream that asks you to be aware of an abnormal situation in your life. Dreams about serpent bites occasionally try to guide you towards very significant steps in your life, for example: you are just before closing a contract on a house or apartment you are interested in purchasing even if you are very confident in your steps and you dream of a serpent bite it is advisable to re-examine every issue Purchase in depth after a dream about a serpent bite.
The meaning of a serpent bites
serpent bites in the leg: These are mixed feelings of remorse. A dream about a biting serpent in the leg comes after you have already received a number of early dreams that describe the expected danger but you have ignored them. You need to take the warnings more seriously before it is too late.
serpent biting in hand: A dream that describes a dilemma regarding a move you are supposed to make in the near future. The fear of the right choice is disturbing and causes unrest. Another common interpretation given to people who are bitten by a serpent explains that it is necessary to examine your health condition in depth (it is also possible the mental condition such as restlessness, and stress) to be careful and careful of diseases.
serpent bites in the back and body: The meaning of a dream about a serpent that bit you in the back or body describes your need to be protected from those around you they may harm you, these are also close friends who until today thought you were the most loyal and would go with you in fire and water. Another interpretation describes past problems that you carry with you that require re-examination and immediate treatment.
A dream about a serpent aroused great interest back in the biblical period and is considered a very common dream. A dream about a serpent is also characterized by many meanings and symbols that in most cases warn the dreaming person. Interpretation of a dream about a serpent has always been a mystery to many scholars. More in-depth scientific studies have been conducted by Freud, Jung and other respected dream sailors. The presence of the serpent symbol in the dream symbolically sends a message, a warning message and if you wish you can call it a wake-up call from the subconscious regarding certain situations in life.
A dream about a serpent requires in-depth consideration, it is important to remember that a dream of this type according to dream interpretation serves as a warning light especially if a large serpent or a black serpent appears in the dream. These warning lights alert you about something you need to pay attention to, something important that is consciously pushed into your daily life. Proper decoding will help you find out what the dream implies to you and what you need to do to solve the problem. It can be said that with the right interpretation of a dream about a serpent you can encourage positive changes in your life. On the other hand, dreaming about a serpent like a coin with two sides can overwhelm negative emotions like: fears, anxieties, anxieties and confusion.
According to Judaism the serpent is a symbol of temptation, spiritual resistance, cunning and wisdom. This view is derived from the Bible when the serpent acted to prevent the attainment of man's goals and seduced Adam and Eve in heaven. Freud interpreted a dream of a serpent as a fear of having sex and even aversion to them.
Interpreting a dream about a serpent can be tricky. The questions that are usually asked by a dream interpreter while trying to understand the message are: What is your relationship with serpents, are you very afraid of serpents or not? Did the serpent appear when you were alone or were there other people with you in the scene? What color was the guess? What size was the serpent?
It is important to remember and take into account that dreams are very personal and therefore the meaning can unequivocally vary from person to person and for this reason it is highly advisable to avail the abilities of a professional dream interpreter.
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The appearance of blood in a dream may frighten us terribly and raise questions: Is the appearance of blood in a dream related to injury and harm to us or, conversely, is it related to an experience of power and animals? How should we analyze dreams in which blood appears and what meaning should we give them? Here are some suggestions for interpretation.
Interpretation of blood in a dream
In note life the appearance of blood usually signifies injury or injury and accordingly, evokes fears and a feeling that we are physically or mentally threatened. In contrast, the appearance of blood in a dream may have different and additional meanings pertaining to both the symbolic meaning of blood and the personal psychological meanings of blood for each and every dreamer.
The meaning of the blood symbol in a dream
Deciphering dreams by deciphering the meanings of symbols that appear in a dream is the earliest approach to deciphering dreams. Already in the Bible and ancient Egyptian writings there are references to trying to identify the meaning of specific symbols that appear in a dream, and even in the early days of psychoanalysis the meaning of specific symbols was emphasized. Blood in a dream is considered to be an element that can have different symbolic meanings. A hated person is the source of blood in a dream.
It is important to note that these interpretations are questionable and most professionals in the field of psychology will oppose them. This, from a conception that denies the existence of universal meanings specific to the symbols of the dream, and emphasizes the personal subjective meaning of the appearance of blood in a dream for each dreamer and dreamer.
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Interpretation of the dream in psychological terms
How, then, can one find the personal meaning of blood in a dream? Sigmund Freud, along with his reference to the symbolic meanings, suggested that the dream is "the king's way to the unconscious" since it reveals unconscious and inaccessible contents in ignorance. To prevent the awakening of too much anxiety, the mind disguises the dream by various means including condensation, displacement, symbolization and so on. To decipher the dream and the meanings behind the camouflage, Freud suggested that one should look at the dreamer's spontaneous associations and decipher through them the personal meaning that a particular element has for the dreamer. For example, a man who dreamed that his boss was cut from a glass of a door, described in associations to a dream that as a child he was cut by crises of a glass that his father dropped and needed several stitches. For this dreamer, the appearance of blood in the dream symbolized feelings of anger and aggression towards the father. In contrast, the appearance of blood in a dream symbolized for a girl who began to recover from prolonged dealing with anorexia the appearance of menstruation, which symbolized an improvement in her physical condition.
What does a recurring blood dream mean?
The recurrence of blood in a dream, similar to the repetition of other elements in dreams, means that our mind is trying to process a particular subject or unconscious content is trying to rise to our consciousness. However, in some cases the recurring appearance of blood in a dream, accompanied by a feeling of fear and discomfort, is in some cases associated with an anxiety disorder known as blood phobia and manifests itself in excessive and extreme fear of blood appearance or blood-related situations (e.g. blood tests, injections). People dealing with a blood phobia may be intensely preoccupied with blood both when awake and in their dreams.
How to deal with recurring blood dreams?
The way to deal with recurring dreams is to try to understand their personal meaning and the emotional causes of their recurrence. As mentioned, the recurrence of blood in a dream often marks the mind's attempts to draw our attention to an unresolved issue or conflict. Accordingly, the best way to deal with recurring dreams about blood is to listen to the dream and try to decipher it. It is important to note that in case the recurrence of blood in the dream appears as part of a state of blood phobia - it is important to also treat the dream as part of an anxiety disorder which is recommended to be treated through cognitive-behavioral therapy.
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And here I had a dream ... "
Dreams are one of the most mysterious and intriguing psychological phenomena: during sleep our brain at some point moves to a state very similar to the state of consciousness during notes, producing a plethora of impressions, stories and occurrences that we tend to remember as dreams. Researchers from different fields have suggested that dreaming has different cognitive and emotional roles: for example, dreams allow us to process information and stimuli that have been absorbed into our minds during the day and sometimes even allow us to practice skills or actions we try to learn on a daily basis. Some studies suggest that dreams allow us to process traumatic events and deal with them in new and different ways.
One of the key approaches to understanding dreams focuses on the emotional aspects of the dream. This approach has already been proposed by Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, and was significantly developed by his successors. Beyond the different approaches of dream interpretation that offer different approaches, this perception assumes that during sleep our control over ourselves and our consciousness loosens, so that less conscious areas of our psyche are manifested. Thus, dreams reveal conflicts, impulses, feelings and wishes that we are not always aware of.
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Dreams come back
Many people report recurring dreams that accompany them over extended periods, sometimes even over many years. In some cases recurring dreams will repeat themselves accurately and in other cases the same recurring dreams will appear similar but different variations. For example, many people describe recurring and similar dreams about natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis) which in some cases end in devastating consequences, while in other cases the dreamer and his loved ones are saved.
How to understand these recurring dreams?
If we assume that the dream expresses unconscious psychic contents, then the appearance of recurring dreams means that our psyche is preoccupied with a particular psychic content which awaits processing and reference. When a dream appears on a one-time basis and we try to find out its meaning, we often recognize how it is affected by contemporary emotional experiences and impressions. Recurring dreams, on the other hand, usually indicate that our psyche is trying to draw our attention to unprocessed content, emotion, or experience that is present in our lives but not being adequately processed.
A common example is the example of "naked dreams": dreams in which we find ourselves naked, frightened and ashamed in the middle of a street or social event. These dreams are often related to experiences or fears of exposing aspects that we feel less comfortable with. Accordingly, recurring dreams of nudity may indicate high vulnerability or sensitivity around issues of failure and damage to self-image. Another common example is, as mentioned, the example of recurring dreams of natural disasters, often associated with a general feeling of vulnerability and distrust in interpersonal relationships. Recurring dreams of this kind may indicate that even if we maintain positive and meaningful interpersonal relationships, beneath the surface there are fears and mistrust of other human beings.
Deciphering recurring dreams
Understanding that recurring dreams express engagement with unconscious content is a first, but not last, step in deciphering those recurring dreams. As we all know, dreams often involve blurry situations and characters: "He had my dad's mustache but he did not look like him ...", "I was in a kind of strange building, it looked like a hotel but the feeling was that we were in some military base", " I do not know what we did there, maybe we were looking for something? Or were we actually on our way to some picnic? ".
Freud was the first to suggest that our mental defense system prevents the unconscious contents from being expressed in a dream directly, since their direct expression would cause too much panic and impair sleep, which is essential to our functioning. Accordingly, Freud suggested that the unconscious contents that occupy us are disguised by symbols (e.g., a cave whose disguised meaning is a vagina), condensation (mixing between different figures), inter-figure placement (e.g., a dream about a quarrel with the boss representing a quarrel with the father) and camouflage mechanisms More. To discover the hidden behind these camouflages, Freud argued that one should look at the spontaneous associations that arise in response to the various components of the dream.
According to this view, deciphering recurring dreams involves looking at the dream from several perspectives:
Exposing Symbols: Identifying the symbolic meaning that different elements have in a dream. At this point disagreements are made so that some approaches believe in the existence of universal meanings for symbols (e.g., a snake will always symbolize the loss of the male sex), while other approaches argue that the personal meaning of the symbol for the specific dreamer is most relevant.
Personal associations: Observing the personal associations - the memories, feelings, impressions and feelings - that arise in response to the various aspects of the dream, and understanding the meaning of the dream for the specific dreamer.
Timing of the dream appearance: Anchoring the dream appearance in the current circumstances of the dreamer's life, and trying to understand why the dream appeared just now. For example, dreaming of infidelity with a spouse can have a very different meaning when he or she appears a moment before the wedding or a moment after a serious quarrel.
The pattern of the appearance of the dream over time: In the case of recurring dreams, it is worth trying and identifying whether there is a regular pattern that characterizes the appearance of recurring dreams. For example, do recurring dreams of falling off a cliff always appear before new beginnings accompanied by new challenges, or rather just when couple relationships become more intimate and serious?
That is, solving recurring dreams is a process which is aimed at “dubbing” the unconscious area in our psyche, which calls us to processing and relating.
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