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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

HOUSES : Houses in dreams generally symbolise individual people. Usually that person is yourself. It may symbolise some important issue maybe concerning your health, your work or relationships. The dream will show how you are adapting to the changing circumstances around you. Sometimes the dream maybe specifically about your approach to something. Some house dreams are about other people and their personalities so if the dream takes place in their house then it maybe about them.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been thinking about the state of your own health?
- Have you been thinking a lot about your own future?
- Have you been thinking about life generally and how its been going recently?

KEY WORDS : My behavior, my future, my health, my habits(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 acted in a way I do not normally behave yesterday"
- "why did I do that?"
- "I have been thinking about my health"
- "they keep telling me that I need to ..."
- "I want to prove how much I can do this"
- "This is just not good for him"
- "I do not think I have ever got over that"
- "I am trying to think of my future"
- "I have been thinking over my approach to it"


SEE ALSO : Bungalows : Beautiful houses : Mansions : Stairs : Toilets : Basements : Bedrooms : factories : Hotels : Castles : Schools : Cafes : Churches : Shops
DREAM STUDIES : Basements : Hospitals :Houses : Large buildings : Schools and Colleges : factories : Castles : Shops
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 houses in dreams?

Houses generally symbolise either you and your own personality. They can also symbolise your attempts to understand other people and their personalities.

The house can symbolise "the self" so house dreams can often link to health issues. E.g.

"I am a little worried about my alcohol and health problems"[Dream symbol - problems with a house wall]

"I am exhausted at the moment. I do not really know how to deal with this. I am always tired."[Dream Dictionary - House drain]

"I am really not sure of my own prospects right now with all my health problems"[Dream Dictionary - house on Prospect Road]

"this court case is affecting me a great deal. I cannot stop thinking about it. It is really having an impact."[Dream Dictionary - House]

Dreams may also be making some point about you and your personality. They maybe symbolic of how you are adapting to changing situations around you. E.g.

"I am really trying to understand my own behavior"[Dream dictionary - turn on light switch in house]

"I felt a bit intimidated in town yesterday. All the young people were hanging around and it was quite dark. "[Dream Dictionary - Inside childhood home]

"My mom just keeps telling me that I need to lighten up"[Dream dictionary - pants embarrassingly fall down apartment]

"I am trying to avoid someone because she is interested in me. I keep trying to ignore the signals that she keeps sending out"[Dream dictionary - keep a bird out of house]

"I have phoned home and told them how much I missed them but they have been angry for me not keeping in touch"[Dream Dictionary - in house with father and brother]

"I am having to adjust. My research project has finished and that was consuming my time and energy. I am having to return to normal"[Dream symbol - in some house]

"I keep constantly trying to impress my father and show how much I can contribute to his business"[Dream Dictionary - house]

"I let something slip about my ex boyfriend and ended up having a long talk about things with my boyfriend. I am not usually good at such things"[Dream symbol - outside my boyfriends backyard]

Often houses symbolise other people. They can be symbolic of some issue involving them and attempts to understand their thoughts and feelings. E.g.

"I just want to understand why he did what he did."[Dream dictionary - Broke into house and didn't steal]

"My friend fancies this man and was asking all sorts of probing questions about him"[Dream Dictionary - breaking into house of someone the dreamer knew]

"I guess deep down I am nervous leaving my daughter in the hands of my fiancé because I was raped as a child"[Dream Dictionary - at fiances house]

"I want to help my boss as she is ill at the moment."[Dream dictionary - Old ladies house]

"My teacher looked at me in a bit of a sexual way and I just hate to think what is going through his mind "[Dream Dictionary - teachers house]

"My ex boyfriend has just come back into my life and expects to just start seeing the kids even though he has ignored them for years"[Dream symbol - ex partner arrives into what is his home]

"I want to very much explain how things happened and how the people felt and thought at the time. To relive the whole experience as the people saw it. "[Dream Dictionary - In childhood home]

"I have been wondering what my ex has been thinking. But just recently I have started to give up on us trying to get back together"[Dream dictionary - ex boyfriends house]

"I am in the process of adoption. His birth mother is wanting to get more involved. I know its good for my son but I just worry about what the future will bring. Will he go back to her in future years."[Dream dictionary - Follow old man around house]

"I am trying to get my dad to see that he needs to get a job. Its not doing him good being unemployed. "[Dream Dictionary - Moms house]

Look for particular symbols to suggest what point the dream is making. E.g.

"I am thinking ahead to my future life. "[Dream Dictionary - Toy house]

"I was thinking about my life in a religious cult and how my thoughts were not my own"[Dream Dictionary - rented house]

"I do not want to ADVERTISE the fact that I am gay. But right now I feel I am forced into defending my rights"[Dream Dictionary - area of town part commercial and part residential]

"I want to be a little detached from work. I would like the ability to pursue my hobbies. All I seem to do right now is work and sleep"[Dream symbol - semidetached house]

"I really had to go and impress the regional inspector"[Dream dictionary - Paris Hilton in my home]

"I worry if my sons are getting along all right. I asked them about it and they just looked sarcastically at me"[Dream Dictionary - sons chase each other around house]

"I was going to ask her out . But then I thought it wouldn't be fair as right how I have lots of personal problems right now"[Dream dictionary - poor house]

"I just worry that I am not a success." [Dream Dictionary - Homeless man around the corner from my house]

"I work in a vets and I need to know what the dogs are thinking"[Dream symbol - tall house]

A house dream may symbolise your approach to something. E.g.

"I worry why I have not done well at astronomy. I have found it really interesting yet my marks are not as good as I expected"[Dream dictionary - house]

"I am wanting to promote my own ideas at work but do not want to be seen as vain or self important. I am just wondering what is the best APPROACH"[Dream symbol - in a house]

"I want to go to a meeting hosted by the famous comedy writer Terry Jones but I think I will keep it secret from my boyfriend as he doesn't like him and thinks I fancy him too much."[Dream Dictionary - House is raided by police]

"at first I was happy to give support and encouragement but then she asked me for some money and I didn't really want anything to do with her."[Dream symbol - Strange house]

"I am having to meet this deadline for my artwork. I got into a dispute with my customer and its affected me trying to be creative whilst having all this bad feeling"[Dream Dictionary - exploring huge old house]

"We have waiting to see if I am pregnant. I thought I was but have just had my period."[Dream Dictionary - Me and my husband look around our house - though it seemed unfamiliar]

"its my birthday and I got a bible as a present. I have been thinking about myself and how I live up to my own religious ideals"[Dream dictionary - in house where I grew up]

"I woke up and decided to have what I had in the dream. A vegetarian breakfast a light lunch and meat only at dinnertime."[Dream Dictionary - Having lunch at "dream guides" house]

The house may merely symbolise your home life. Its merely the setting for something that actually took place. E.g.

"My younger brother is very annoying and caused a massive argument between me and my mom. It was his fault totally."[Dream Dictionary - Follow younger brother around house]

"That home was my life. Thats where I grew up. It has been repossessed and I feel as if I have lost part of myself"[Dream Dictionary - fathers head floats around home]

Grandmothers houses can symbolise how you are thinking over your experience of something. E.g.

"I have been reading a book and its extremely interesting. I have been comparing what it says in the book to my own experience"[Dream dictionary - grandmothers house]

"I have been thinking about how things have been going with my crush. In my experience I tend to be less nervous when with his mom. She puts me at ease"[Dream Dictionary - grandmothers house]

"I think it is obvious that I have waited long enough and she is has stood me up."[Dream Dictionary - Grandmothers house]

Farmhouses can symbolise our attempts to encourage others and help them pick up good habits. E.g.

"I am trying to encourage my students to think in new ways"[Dream symbol - farmhouse]

"I have always tried to encourage good habits and manners in my sons. I am worried that they are picking up some bad habits and been led astray by others."[Dream Dictionary - Farmhouse]
DREAM TIP : The fact is that dreams represent your thoughts. So simply work the process in reverse. Look for evidence of your thoughts in your dreams. If for instance the day before was very stressful then look for evidence of that stress. Exactly which symbols could represent that stress.

THE DREAM I was in a house. They had a huge kitchen with a bunch of nooks. I was going around turning the lights off. I turned off all the lights except the one in the middle which was over an island. I remarked how just one light in this kitchen made it brighter than my kitchen/dining room with 2 which is considerably smaller. This made her feel a lot safer in the dream.

THE REALITY The dreamer had been thinking a lot about her future. She had thought through various ideas and after weeks of thinking she finally decided what she wanted to do in life. The dreamer had made unwise decisions in her life but she felt in her heart that she knew what she truly wanted to do. This was very much a dream about insight. She woke up and her mind was resolved about what she was going to do.

DREAM ANALYSIS The dreamer had been doing a lot of soul searching over the recent past thinking over her future in a very serious way. So thats a good piece of background information to start with. Often dreams will follow the various arguments surrounding such a topic. The dreamer may get several dreams.

On the day of the dream she woke and suddenly all these arguments in her mind were decided. Thats a good clue as far as the dream is concerned. Dreams are often about sudden changes in our thoughts and feelings.

Just with background knowledge and fresh thoughts in the dreamers mind we have lots of good clues. But exactly how does the dream relate to the real life issues?

The kitchen is symbolic of preparations. It can symbolize a deep hunger for something new. In short we go into kitchens in dreams to feed our mind with new experiences. So this is very much a symbol connected to the future and what we wish to plan towards. That very much links with the real life plans that the dreamer was thinking through about her life.

Light is very much a symbol of insight and understanding. The dreamer did indeed have an insight. But the dream very much linked to the precise nature of her thoughts. She decided to concentrate on one thing above all others. She cut through all the plans that she had and suddenly concentrated on one thing. So the lights could symbolize her focus on one thing rather than other things.

Symbolic Meanings
BRIGHT : "clearness and clarity - the dreamer is clear about her path in education "
HOUSE : "the dreamers thoughts about their life"
ISLAND : "isolating something - the dreamer is isolating something she wishes to concentrate on"
KITCHEN : "the dreamer is thinking about something that she has a great appetite for - what studies she wants to follow"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have been thinking hard about my future. Now I think I am going to focus all my attentions on some areas. I know now what I want to study."

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

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