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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary makes the claim that it is better than any other. Why? It works on the assumption that if something very big and important happens the day before then you will surely dream about it. This dictionary collects together such dreams and has meticulously studied their meanings. Try to study the definitions and questions below and see how they relate to real life right now.

GRANDFATHER : Of course if some issue is alive in your mind right now which involves your grandfather then it may simply link to that. But grandfathers can often be very symbolic. The dream world has no real symbols for the passage of time. So grandfathers, grandmothers and old people can represent some thought which in some way connects with the passage of time. Think of phrases such as "this has taken too long". "I should take my time time over this","I have been thinking over my time there" and "she needs time to calm down".

Grandparents can also symbolise old people in general and some thought connected with that. Also occasionally old people may represent the state of your health and a feeling that you feel old and tired.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been feeling ill or very old recently?
- Have you been thinking about someone who reminds you of your grandpa or who is very old?
- Have you been thinking over your time spent doing something or being somewhere?
- Have you been thinking about the time that has passed since something happened?

KEY WORDS : Far too long, taking my time, feeling ill, fumbling and awkward

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I am feeling old and tired"
- "I have been thinking over all the time I spent there"
- "This has gone on far too long!"
- "time has passed since it happened"
- "just when will it happen"
- "It lasted for a long time "
- "taking my time"


SEE ALSO : Unknown Men : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Mothers : Grandmothers : Little Girl
DREAM STUDIES : Grandparents : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Bosses : Unknown Man
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of grandfathers in dreams?

Grandfathers can symbolise some other issue connected with the passage of time. E.g.

"My options are an important issue. But there is no rush and its best to TAKE MY TIME over the decision"[Dream Dictionary - grandfather][the dream on which this quote is based is featured in full at the end of this article]

"She is really very upset but hopefully GIVEN TIME to work on calming her down she will feel better "[Dream Dictionary - granddads workshop]

"Just HOW LONG will it before bird flu breaks out. Just how long"[Dream dictionary - grandfather]

Grandfathers can sometimes link to moments when you feel old and tired. This is especially the case if you have just been ill or have just recovered. E.g.

"I am so glad to be over my illness. I felt really TIRED AND OLD"[Dream dictionary - grandfather dies]

"I feel very ill or at least run down right now"[Dream Dictionary - grandfather is with me]

"I tried to watch the whole entire music festival but ended up missing the last hour"[Dream Dictionary - Visited my grandfather]

Your grandfather may represent old people in general and some thought connected with that. E.g.

"I said something which I then realised was insensitive about the 60 anniversary of V-Day . "[Dream Dictionary - hugs man who appears to be my grandfather]

Grandfathers can represent time and how something has taken far too long. E.g.

"I have been trying to get a project up and moving for some time. Despite my efforts its really getting stuck and things are taking too long"[Dream symbol - grandparents with me when helicopter crashes]

"I have not rung home for a long time and got chewed out for it yesterday"[Dream symbol - uncle has aged heaps and looks like my granddad]

Grandfathers can symbolise your assessment of some time period. The dream sums up your feelings connected to this. E.g.

"I just quite my job. It was an important part of my life and I achieved great things there. But I feel I was justified in leaving"[Dream dictionary - grandparents house]

"I should have been doing some exercises but have been very lazy"[Dream symbol - someone shot my granddad in the bathtub]

"All the time spent on the research has now finished"[Dream dictionary - harry potter photos of my grandfather who has died]

Of course the dream can simply link to something connected to your real grandfather. E.g.

"I had a dream of my grandfather on the night he died and feel it was a premonition"[Dream Dictionary - grandfather talks to me]

"My granddads wife has just died and secretly I wished for some money because we really need it now. But then I felt guilty"[Dream Dictionary - granddads wife]

"I was with my grandpa yesterday and we had a great time"[Dream symbol - with grandpa]

"My grandpa is ill and I am worried that he may die. "[Dream dictionary - Grandpa unwell]
SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.
THE DREAM - I am saying to my granddad "what about this one... and what about that one". Then the seen switches and I am in bed sleeping.

THE REALITY The dreamer had some choices to make at school. At first he was in a hurry to make a decision but then he realised there was no hurry and it was best to work through the decision at a leisurely pace.

DREAM ANALYSIS The dream mimicked the way the dreamer was thinking - should he make "this choice" or should he make "that choice".

Grandfathers can often symbolise wisdom and experience. In some cases they may symbolise time itself. Its the minds way of saying "take your time over this decision". So here it could easily symbolise the need to take some time to think through this decision.

The scene in bed where the dreamer is sleeping symbolised the simple need to sleep on the decision. It was not vital to make it right there and then.

Symbolic Meanings
BED : "a very personal decision - in this case which will affect the dreamers life a great deal"
GRANDDAD : "taking your time - the dreamer realises that there is no rush "

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I was going to rush into making a decision with my options. But now I realise that its worth taking my time. There is no rush. I can sleep on it and make a decision in the morning".

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING


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