Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Favorite Dream Dictionary Websites

When I first got interested in dream language, the first place I looked was online. What is so nice about online dream dictionaries is that they are so accessible, literally at your fingertips. You can quickly find hints, concepts and ideas to help you along. Fortunately, because Jung’s and other psychologists’ extensive dream work, we understand that there is a vast reservoir of symbols that span time and culture. Well, thank goodness! That means there is quite a bit of help out there.

As I’ve gone along, I’ve found some favorite online dream dictionaries that I go back to time and time again.  The number of words is very important, the more the better.  Also, I prefer sites that suggest several possible meanings I don’t really like the ones that act as if they are fortune tellers. I believe a dream is more like a tool that allows you to understand the changes you can chose to make. 

The third helpful aspect is whether the author can communicate or suggest interpretations related to spiritual or emotional content. This can be very helpful, because sometimes I miss the forest for the trees.

Well, here goes - favorite dream sites with a sample of ‘Wind’ from each one.

The Dream Moods Dictionary

The Dream Moods Dictionary is very comprehensive. I can only imagine the work that has gone into creating it. Because it contains so many words, it will almost always give you something to work with as a starting point. Having a starting point is very helpful.

‘Wind’ definition from the Dream Moods Dictionary:

To dream that the wind is blowing symbolizes your life force, energy, and vigor. It reflects changes in your life. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you need to pick up your pace and work on achieving your goals more quickly and efficiently. To dream of strong or gusty winds represent turmoil and trouble in your life. You are experiencing much stress in some waking situation.

Inspired By Dreams

I find Inspired by Dreams to be thoughtful, sometimes bringing in eastern thought.

‘Wind’ definition from Inspired by Dreams site:

The wind has a way of stirring things up and moving what remains stationary, so that life can be renewed. Dreaming of the wind stirring the branches of trees can symbolize a type of transition that involves the family or your roots. Just as the wind removes the seeds of the future and returns them to the ground, it can be representative of the classic transformative process.

As a Tornado, the wind can portray a force that feels beyond your control that has the potential to place you in another context of interacting with the world. Dreaming of the wind is a classic symbol of impending changes.

Bella Online, the Voice of Women

I have found the Bella Online site very helpful in the areas of color, water, snow, and emotional connections in dreams.

'Wind’ definition from Bella Online:
The phrase winds of change pretty much sums up the symbolism behind dreaming of wind.

To dream of wind is to dream of change, and a way of thinking, as air is very strongly connected to the intellect. It can be gentle, like a breeze or zephyr, or it can be life changing and tumultuous as a tornado.

Think of the popular story about the butterfly that flaps its wings in China, and creates a hurricane in Japan. This is known as the butterfly effect, or sometimes the butterfly principle. Small things you do now can have a big impact on your life later on.

Dream sites, dream books, and even the regular old dictionary are all great resources.  Help is where you find it, so be open.  Check out my other blog Dream Dictionaries for the Bookish.

Other Dream Blogs:

10 Steps to Interpreting your Dreams

The Trinity of Faith, Hope and Love

People You Know - Family, Friends, Co-workers, Bosses

Strangers, Vampire, Cheerleaders and Foreign Folk

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