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What does a Unicorn, flight and thorny bushes mean in a dream?

 

Run for the Roses
Run for the Roses

Dream 348: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

A woman dreamed she rode a unicorn through a series of thorn bushes and meet a stranger that offered her help. The unicorn disappeared. There was a direction marker pointing south. A stranger appeared who was covered with oil. The stranger who was anointed with oil offered her the great advice that she herself could fly and did not need the unicorn in order to fly. Then she flew away and woke up.

Interpretation

Animals represent instinctive processes. A horse often represents female sexual power. Men have dreams of horses far less often than women. The unicorn brings the element of magic.

The dream portends that the dreamer’s journey through romantic relationships has been thorny. She had been hurt by galloping through situations that she hoped would magically lead to growth (bushes are plants), but had mostly led to her being hurt (the thorns). It is interesting that the most romantic flower, roses, grow on thorny bushes.

I like the idea of the stranger being sacred advice because he is anointed with oil. Being male, he is likely to be offering advice about future actions rather than it being strictly emotional advice. North is at the top of a map and in my mind would imply flight in this case. It is not a usual symbol, but I believe the emphasis is on not letting things “go south,” i.e., get even more negative, by magically hoping that her instincts would get her to where she wanted to go.

The revelation is that she could take flight, which has spiritual implications of her finding her higher self rather than hoping that following her instincts will magically lead her to higher ground away from thorny situations.

This dream was a gift and was giving specific information. If she was recovering from a relationship, or looking for a relationship, the implication was for her to take time out and focus on her higher self.

What do trees mean in a dream?

Tree of Life
Tree of Life

Dream 327: I Feel Uprooted

Trees in dreams are major symbols of integration. Trees have deep roots that go far down into the ground, they reach upward towards the sky, and they are on the level ground where you are. They also are symbols of growth because they are large living plants. They are vital to the survival of the planet as they take carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the air. The following dream describes how a dream uses a tree to indicate confusion in the person’s life.

A woman dreamt that there was a large tree that had fallen over with its roots exposed. The implication was that it was a large tree that made an impression on her by being uprooted.

As described above, trees typically have something to say about the dreamers stage of integration of the various aspects of their life. In this case, the dream is going out of its way to say her personal life or integration has been disrupted because she’s been uprooted. Specifically, the dream is saying that her world has been turned over because her roots have been exposed. Her roots can be either her personal life, deep connections, family, personal beliefs, etc. Since dreams usually have therapeutic aims, the dream is going out of its way to point to a problem in her world.

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