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DREAM DICTIONARY - Sister :

Sisters are someone you can never have sex with. So a sister (for men especially) can symbolise a relationship where sex is out of the question. It maybe that sex would be entirely inappropriate as she is married. It could be that sex is something that you want (but she does not) so you are having to accept a purely platonic relationship. Alternatively you maybe sensing some sexual feelings from a female that you really do not feel attracted to (you want to be 'just friends' and you treat her like a sister).

Sisters can also show that you are thinking and feelings in new ways. You maybe were being honest with yourself for a change. Think of the ways that sisters talk to each other - they talk through their feelings and hopes. Perhaps you are wanting a sisterly conversation?

KEY WORDS : Thinking emotionally, opening up, realising, exploring(write down some quotes that capture your key feelings on issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see if any of these words could appear in those quotes)

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I am just starting to realise ..."
- "opening up emotionally"
- "I am beginning to accept the situation"
- "exploring a new feeling"
- "It got me thinking emotionally"
- "I am looking at him in a new way"
- "you need time to think about your feelings!"
- "I want to have a serious talk and find out what we both feel"

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- In what ways have you been talking openly about your feelings?
- Did you feel as if you were willing to think in a new way yesterday?
- Are you beginning to accept some changes in your life?
- What new ideas and feelings have you been exploring?
- Are you just starting to realise what the day to come will be like?
- Do you feel as if you need to have a serious talk with someone and really find out what they are thinking and feeling?

EXAMPLE DREAMS

Example dream : A sister in a dream was symbolic of the dreamers platonic friendship with a woman. The dreamer had cut himself from people and was now regretting this. He was particularly missing this female friend.
Example dream : A sister dream followed a night when the dreamer had troubled emotions and needed to talk about her relationship
Example dream : Sex with a sister represented sexual feelings which were inappropriate. The dreamer was attracted to a woman who wanted to be just friends.
Example dream : A sister dream linked to the dreamers thoughts about a bird flu outbreak. He was just starting to realise that this could have a major impact on the world.
Example dream : A sister dream linked to the dreamer meeting a lot of new people recently. The sister was a symbol of new friendships and open feelings.
Example dream : A sister in a dream was linked to the dreamer knowing that his health was not good. He was exploring his emotions honestly - thinking about how bad things could get.
Example dream : A sister in a dream linked to the dreamer thinking about a friend who had shown a lot of support and friendship in a difficult time for the dreamer - a friend had died.
Example dream : A dream about his sister linked to the dreamers foot getting worse. He was just starting to realise that this maybe much worse than he thought. The sister represented him starting to realise this change.
Example dream : A dream with two sisters linked to the dreamer thinking through some old files. The sisters symbolised him thinking emotionally about all the memories connected with these files.
Example dream : A dream about her sister linked to the dreamer splitting from her husband. He was saying that he had a lot of things to work on. The dream represented this open and honest assessment of their relationships.
Example dream : A sister dream linked to the dreamer having had a day off sick the day before when he was OK. He was now going to have to think how to make this convincing. The sisters symbolised him exploring his emotions to make him think that this was authentic.
Example dream : A sister in law dream linked to the dreamer breaking up with her boyfriend. She was starting to see him in a new way. The sister was symbolic of her wishing to stay friends with him. A sister is an excellent symbol for a platonic friendship with a man.
Example dream : A sister dream linked to the dreamers thoughts about a woman he knew.
Example dream : A dream about a sister was linked to the dreamer trying to sense how a woman felt about him. She had been praising him endlessly but he felt that she was not coming onto him. She was just showing friendship and support. The sister was a symbol of a non sexual female friendship.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is phoning her ex boyfriend with her sister linked to her getting mixed signals from him. The sister represented her wanting to have an open and honest chat.
Example dream : A dream about his sister moving in next door linked to the dreamers thoughts about a woman the dreamer was sexually attracted to yet was happy to be just friends with.
Example dream : A dream about the dreamers sister losing her concentration and almost crashing was linked to the dreamers thoughts about his own ageing. He had noticed similar signs in his sister - so the dream was merely linked to some thoughts about his own sister (it had no symbolic meaning at all).
Example dream : A dream about his sister was symbolic of his relationship with a woman whom he had sexual feelings for. The sister represented the type of relationship that they had - more like brother and sister.
Example dream : A dream about her the dreamers sister represented some thoughts about her relationship with that sister. The dreamer continued to clash with her sister.
Example dream : A dream with her sister which involved a phone call to her ex was linked to sisterly type behaviour. Her sister represented sister type conversations where by the sister says something like "how are things with your ex" and she replies back "I am not sure how he feels as he is giving out mixed symbols". The lack of communication was probably the meaning of the dream and this was just the type of thing that sisters would talk about. The dream was about that need to express the types of things that she would say to her sister.
Example dream : Sisters often appear when you are thinking through your emotions and the dreamer was dwelling on her insecurities
Example dream : A sister in one dream symbolised a woman the dreamer had sexual feelings for. Those feelings were not returned and the relationship was purely platonic on her part. Inappropriate sexual feelings can often be linked with sisters in dreams
Example dream : a sister dream occurred when the dreamer was thinking about her own sister who was going through hard times.
Example dream : A sister in your bedroom linked to the dreamers continually sexual feelings for a woman friend. His sexual feelings were not returned
Example dream : A sister was a symbol for a woman the dreamer had sexual feelings for but it was clear they would never have a sexual relationship.
Example dream : A sister dream linked to a discussion within the dreamer and a need to be open and honest with herself.
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