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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.

MOTHERS : Mothers tend to relate to our emotional concern for both ourselves and for the people around us. As far as yourself is concerned the mother maybe symbolises your wishes for reassurance, your own worries and concerns about the way your life is going. The mother may symbolise your own wish to take a cautious and safe approach and not wanting to make hasty decisions(a wish not to be pressured). The mother can also symbolise our behavior towards others. They may be symbolic of our worries and concerns for others such as coworkers.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Were you thinking yesterday about people who have been kind to you or made you feel at home?
- Do you need reassuring right now?
- Have you decided to take a sensible decision regarding something?
- Have you been feeling sorry for yourself?
- Do you want to take time over some crucial and important decision - so you get things right?

KEY WORDS and PHRASES : This symbol translates into the following words : Welcoming, reassuring, helping, closure, sensible, worries, taking time : Try to write down some quotes that capture your feelings. Think especially of the thoughts and feelings in your mind on the day before and those about the day to come. E.g.
- "make me feel at home"
- "feeling sorry for myself"
- "I need reassuring"
- "helping her out"
- "being worried about it"
- "taking your time to make the right decision"
- "a need for closure"
- "a need to be sensible"


SEE ALSO : Little Girls : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Mothers : Grandmothers : Unknown man : Grandfathers : Witches : Police
DREAM STUDIES : Grandparents : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Bosses : Unknown Man : Mothers
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 : The symbolic meaning of mothers in dreams

Obviously mothers play an important role in our lives. They try to influence us and persuade us to do what they want. In many cases the appearance of a mother in a dream is literal and links to there involvement in the dreams issue. But in many other cases mothers play a symbolic role and link to our own need to show concern for others in a motherly way. They also link to our need to have others show concern for us or for us recognising that we are feeling upset.

Often the mother appears as a symbol of our own need for reassurance or support in some issue within your current life. For instance :

"I feel a little depressed today. I seem to be getting into a rut"[Dream symbol - mother][the dream on which this quote is based on is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I felt so homesick so they made a great effort to CHEER ME UP"[Dream symbol - mother]

"I am pregnant for the first time and really need some advice. What exactly does bringing up a child entail"[Dream Dictionary - mother]

"Its not fair - everyone else gets good jobs yet I have so much to offer and never get a chance. I guess I am FEELING SORRY FOR MYSELF"[Dream symbol - mother]

"My friends mother always REASSURES me and I feel less nervous in front of my crush when she is there"[Dream Dictionary - friends mother]

If you have a dream about your mother then ask if there is any pressing issue where she has voiced her opinion or which she is directly involved. If not then the meaning is symbolic. Then you may ask yourself if there are any people whom you have been showing a concern for. For instance :

"I am trying to HELP my friend and understand what's going on in her mind"[Dream Dictionary - inside mothers bedroom]

"I was so WORRIED about my grandmother as the storm was so bad. I had to check to see if she would be OK"[Dream Dictionary - mother]

"I am going to try to get rid of my negative side and really offer help and SYMPATHY to my coworkers when they look like they need a friend. Lets spread some joy in the world"[Dream Dictionary - mother]

Do not make the mistake of thinking a mother shows that you are acting in a concerned fashion. Dream symbols may use the mother as a symbol in a complex way. In some cases we have shown concern but that concern has backfired and maybe we regret it. For instance

"I felt very SYMPATHETIC to her cause up until the point when she asked me for money"[Dream Dictionary - mother]

Life is complex and a mothers appearance is to help us navigate our way through complicated decisions and emotions. Often mothers symbolise our need to take a cautious and safe approach. It symbolises moments when we are taking time over decisions and doing the right thing.

"I really want to think about this relationship. I do not want to rush into anything. I want to really know where I am going. "[Dream dictionary - Mother gives dreamer a gift]

"I realise now what you are saying. I won't try to pressure you as much. I realise you put in a lot of effort"[Dream Dictionary - mother]

Mothers can symbolise situations where we feel secure and happy. The dream may relate to feelings that this security is under threat or that you wish for such a security. E.g.

"I feel so worried about the future. My husband is been so difficult with the divorce. I just need to feel more SECURE about my life" [Dream dictionary - phoning mum in desert dream]

"I am moving away from home and all the SECURITY and happiness that I get from my SUPPORTIVE FAMILY will disappear" [Dream Dictionary - mother dies]

Mothers can also be symbols for a need for closure. They are saying that enough is enough. They recognise that some direction we are moving in is not right and we need to just accept things. Often we will not accept that a relationship is over and the appearance of a mother maybe shows that we are beginning to accept the need to bring an end to a disastrous relationship. Its really not doing us any good emotionally. For instance

"I need to head in a new direction and ACCEPT that this relationship is over"[Dream Dictionary - in a car with mother]
DREAM TIP : In life we take on different roles. We take on a policeman's role when there is a need for order. We take on a doctors role when we are trying to monitor some illness within us. When a mother appears in our dreams it means that in some way we are worried and concerned in the same way that a mother is worried. Sometimes the mother may symbolise someones else's worries and concerns for us. Just try to think through thoughts alive in your mind right now. What issues featured a need for reassurance or a cautious and sensible attitude.
THE DREAM I am at somebody's home. They appear to have several children - three I think. I am playing with the children and the mother says he appears to like the children.

THE REALITY The day before was a depressing and dull day for the dreamer. He decided to do something about it and get out and about.

DREAM ANALYSIS The children stand for enthusiasm for life. They also symbolise the freedom the dreamer has to go and do things to interest him. He had a dull start to the weekend and then decided to get out and about on the Sunday. His plans had been disrupted and now he had to think of new things to fill the gap.

Notice that the dream involves the number three : Three is often a play on words(3 sound like free). So this number symbolises freedom of choice. It shows that you are free to do something and free to decide not to. This is an issue over which you have freedom of will. Children are often linked with new projects and interests that make us enthusiastic. The dreamer was able to spot where this dream was triggered. The previous day his plans had been disrupted and it ended up rather a dull day. The next day could have been the same but he decided to think of something new to pass fill the void.

Symbolic Meanings
CHILDREN : "a need to get enthusiastic about something"
MOTHER : "worries - the dreamers own worries about his lifestyle and a recognition he was in a rut"
THREE : "freedom of will - a choice to be made"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "Yesterday was a depressing and dull day. Today I have got to do something interesting"

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


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