Dream Interpretations


Dreams are windows to our subconscious minds.  When we are able to recall our dreams and interpret them, we develop a deeper understanding of ourselves.  We can use our interpretation of our dreams to see what is troubling us and what it is we need to be at peace within ourselves.

Our dreams are our subconscious minds’ way of acting out our troubles, working through our fears, resolving problems from our pasts, and alerting us to things we should be aware of in our waking lives.  Many believe that dreams are used by those who’ve passed on, as ways to get messages to us or just visit with us.

The laws of physics do not govern dreams, so in dreams we are free to act out whatever needs attention without restriction.

Dreams are necessary to mental health.  Without them, we could suffer serious psychological effects.

If dreams are so important, can we find a way to make use of them in the waking world?  Is it possible to recall our dreams and examine them to help ourselves work through our issues more quickly?

Dream interpretation is an inexact science.  No two people share exactly the same brain or have had exactly the same experiences.  To interpret everyone’s dreams the same way would be a mistake.

Our dreams often contain symbols; or items, animals, scenes, even people that are not meant to be taken literally, but are symbolic representations of something else.

This might suggest that dream interpretation dictionaries, books, and websites would be useless; but perhaps not.  There do seem to be common themes in our dreams, especially among people with similar backgrounds.

The key is to examine your own dreams with an eye toward common meanings.  If you dream you’re driving a car and it suddenly careens out of control, you can probably conclude that you’re feeling as if something in your life is spinning out of control.  That basic interpretation would be common for many dreamers who live in a western society.

Beyond that, you should examine the symbols in your dream and consider what they mean to you.  If there is a snake on the seat next to you, decide what a snake means to you.  A snake is often considered a symbol of evil, or at least of something bad.

Consult dream interpretation materials to get an idea of common interpretations associated with your symbol, then decide what it’s trying to tell you.  With the snake, you may conclude that something “bad” or “evil” is affecting your life, sending it careening out of control.  With this knowledge, you can examine your life to see who or what you fear is affecting you this way and do something about it.

Your subconscious mind is able to see so much more than your busy waking mind can take in, and those things come out in your dreams.  Interpreting your dreams can help you to identify the people and events that are adversely affecting your life so you can work to neutralize their affect on you.


About Author

Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dreamt that a lady was frantically searching for a priest. I asked if I could help and she led my to a room that was set up like a court room. There were approx. 5 people seated on a raised platform at the front and in front of this was desk with two males who appeared to be twins. One of the twins seemed as though he was possessed or mentally disturbed. All the occupants of the room were facing the rear of the room which is where I entered. As soon as I stepped into the room I began to levitate and move feet first towards the twins. I ended up seated on the table and began to telepathically communicated with the disturbed twin who immediately settled into a calm and peaceful manner.

  2. I had a dream or nightmare not sure what? My x husband who died several years ago was laughing and it seemed he was trying to tell me something. I woke with an awful feeling. He died suddenly with lung cancer.
    He was in prison at the time and no one shared with us his illness. But I woke thinking I had to call him and realized he was gone.

  3. Anonymous15 on

    It was the 1900s, I am sure of it, I was about 16. I had just had two new beautiful identical twin boys. I knew they were mine, but couldn’t muster up the memory of giving birth to them. Then all of the scenery changed to a day in the year 2015. With this change, it didn’t alarm anyone. Everyone went on their normal day. I was just proud to be the mother of two healthy babies. I radiated love. Their adoring eyes looked up at me with so much love and wonder. Their skin was softer than silk, they smiled their toothless smiles at me. Their skin was warm against mine and I knew I had known no love like this. I wanted to show everyone my pride and joy. Their little smiles went from ear to ear and they giggle like they knew something I didn’t. This was the most beautiful moment in my life, just sitting with my two sons one in each arm.

    This is basically how my dream went and it kinda freaked me out, please tell me what you think it means.

  4. I had a dream about getting in a hockey fight with another player from an opposing team. I took place in a hockey rink in Minnesota somewhere. I didn’t even know the kid I got in a fight with, but he was ugly. The refs threw us in the penalty box after the fight and my coach wasn’t very happy with me. The outcome of the whole fight wasn’t very good because my coach was mad and we were short-handed for two minutes. My adrenaline was pretty high at the time I had no fear I just wanted to win. One thing I could relate this dream to is my hockey practice. I started playing hockey again.

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