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What does a crow and a wicked old man mean in dream?

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Dream 518: As the crow flies

A man had the following dream:
 
I dreamt that I was in my home town, down where all the shops are, and I was on a roof ledge. There was an old man up there and he gave me a wicked smile and threw a nest with two eggs off the roof. In that instant, I became filled with rage and hate for the old man and I also realized that I was a crow not a human. I flew all over the town trying to find the old guy but I couldn’t.

If you get the time, I’d love to know your thoughts..

Interpretation

There are lots of conflicting symbols in this dream. Birds typically go with freedom and escape from limitations. Crows have been associated with death, but it is like a 10% chance that is what the dream is referring to.

Think in a more general level about the crow as representing change and being a warning about that change. The old man is a Shadow side of the wise old man archetype.

He disturbs the “nest” which is located where the shops are, where business is conducted, so it likely is referring to your business, financial, or career part of your life. He disrupts the nest with two eggs. It occurs to me that you have two children.

You are a bird and he may be giving the warning that if you fly the coop and escape the limitations of your job, you risk disrupting your home life. The dream gives one a strange feeling because the wise old man is rarely malevolent, but I think it is possible that he is trying to protect you by warning you.

The Shadow is both the parts of us that cause change and are affected the most by change. I think the dream may be saying that you want more freedom in or from your job, but your Shadow does not think it is the best idea right now, FWIW.

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The dreamer told me that there were many changes coming to his job that he was frustrated with. He was indeed considering looking for another job. For right now, the dream wants him to stay. That may, of course, change in the future.

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What does the number eight and stray cats mean in a dream?

Eight is great
Eight is great
Dream 333: Looking for a Home

A young adult woman dreamed of the number 8,888,888 and two stray cats. What could this mean?

Interpretation

In my world, the number 8 is 2 times 4 equals 8. 4 is the number of stability as there at four legs to a table, four legs to a chair, four seasons in a year, four quarters in the year, etc. When a dream wants to emphasize something it gives you two or more of them (two can also mean a couple or duality amongst other meanings).

So having multiple 8’s would be a good omen of stability. Also, 8 is the infinity symbol turned 90 degrees so some see it as representing infinity and abundance.

Cats usually represent affection. They represent the way you feel towards a cat. They listen well, don’t talk back, and are furry and affectionate to their owner.

Cats tend to go with women more as they are independent and sensuous and intelligent. Being stray cats could mean something like your affections don’t have a home and are looking for one. So putting this all together, I believe the dream was saying that if she finds a home for her affections, she will have stability and abundance. The number 8,888,888 is worth millions literally.

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Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Dream 291: A man in his thirties had dreams of different places he was living in or hiding in. The roofs were always leaking water or falling apart and were in poor condition. He had these dreams for the last couple of years.

Emotions Are Seeping Into My Mind
Emotions Are Seeping Into My Mind

Interpretation

Water is emotion. The places you are staying can represent yourself to some extent because it is the framework out of which you are living. Parts of the building correspond roughly to different parts of your body. The roof would probably involve your brain or mind.

He also mentioned hiding. The dreams were saying that he was trying to hide from his emotions but they seeped through to his mind anyway.  Changing locations does not stop that process.  He needed to repair his roof, i.e., he needed to handle his emotions differently because the way he is handling emotions now is getting to him and messing up his life.

The rundown nature of the buildings suggest that this is getting him down. The fact that for years he had dreams with a similar theme is significant. Recurrent dreams indicate repetitive similar conflicts that the subconscious is trying to resolve and expresses this process in a dream. Jung considered recurrent dreams to be “big” dreams.

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Check Emotions at the Door

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Dream 223: Check Your Emotions at the Door

An executive dreamt that he left his former workplace which was a commercial building. As he walked outside it became a residential home like the house that his best friends owned. He walked to the house next door which was a thatched shanty like his bipolar ex-wife owned.

He decided not to go inside. He went back his former workplace and entered in a different and new doorway. The female vastly underemployed security guard was fastidiously checking through multiple papers to see if he could return.

Dream 223–Interpretation

The setting of the dream often indicates what issues the dream wishes to address. We know that this dream primarily deals with his work life because of reference to a commercial building. He was on disability for a year and was getting restless.

He did not feel that he could return to work fully. He was offered contract work on projects that he could work on from home, i.e., he could telecommute. The dream is screaming that he could benefit from working from home.

Each character in a dream represents a different part of the dreamer’s mind at the first level of dream interpretation. Men are usually associated with an action part of the psyche. Women typically signal an emotional part of the mind.

 

A house can represent the dreamer to some extent because it is the framework out of which the dreamer lives. In this dream, the different houses or buildings represent different aspects of his life, i.e. his employment, mental health and home life. The dream encourages working from home by showing the house of his two best friends he had growing up that married each other in life.

Marriage is a sign of integration of actions with emotions. He basically says no to depression by not entering the shanty since it was owned by his mentally ill ex-wife. The dream indicates he is integrating actions and emotions that are friends.

The female guard is the emotional part of himself that was concerned with his security. He was vastly underutilized like the security guard was. The dream is screaming that he needs to check his emotions, like the female security guard, to decide what projects to accept for his own security. The dream advises that he now should take a different approach to work, i.e., that he enter work through a new and different doorway.

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Taking My Kitties Home

veterinary-doctor-examines-a-kitten-petting-a-kitten-to-attractive-faceDream 175: Taking My Kitties Home
A 26-year-old woman dreamt that she was taking all of her kittens and her mother’s dogs home to save them from being beaten.

Dream 175 Interpretation
She was a nurse who worked at a nursing home.  She had good relationships with nearly all of her patients.  She tried to be gentle and empathic with the elderly patients, noting that “many of them are so cute you could just take them home.” 

She worried about some of them because some of the other staff were callously rough with the care they provided.  She was wondering why she was having a hard time completing an application to work at another facility which was a nursing job she was sure to get if she completed the application.

One could say from the brief description that the dream is about her affections for women (cats) and men (dogs).  Pets represent our affections with cats representing women usually and dogs being associated with men.  The further details confirm that the dream is about her feelings or affections for her nursing home.

She wants to take a patient home sometimes because of her affection for them.  She was having resistance to applying for a job at a different facility because she was having trouble thinking of leaving her current patients.  She could hardly bear the thought that she was somehow abandoning them to caretakers who were not as empathic as she.

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Fill the Hole in My Soul

My Home Is a Crystal Clear Pool of Emotion
My Home Is a Crystal Clear Pool of Emotion

Dream 163: Fill the Hole in My Soul

A 56-year-old man dreamt that he was filling in his swimming pool with dirt.  At other times he saw himself caring for the pool and the water would be crystal clear.

Dream 163–Interpretation

This was a recurrent dream. Water almost invariably represents emotion in dreams. Pools represent contained domestic emotions because they are located in residential domiciles.  He was working through how much emotion he would invest at home with his family.  Filling the swimming pool with dirt shows a preference for grounding (dirt) ones self and covering up emotion (water).  The crystal clear water was a dream of the desired emotional atmosphere at home.  He wanted the family to be crystal clear in their emotional intentions.

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