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The Interpretation Of Dreams that begin with the letter A
Abandon
To dream that you are abandoned, denotes that you will have difficulty
in framing your plans for future success

To abandon others, you will see unhappy conditions piled thick around you,
leaving little hope of surmounting them

If it is your house that you abandon, you will soon come to grief
in experimenting with fortune

If you abandon your sweetheart, you will fail to recover lost valuables,
and friends will turn aside from your favors

If you abandon a mistress, you will unexpectedly come into
a goodly inheritance

If it is religion you abandon, you will come to grief by your attacks
on prominent people

To abandon children, denotes that you will lose your fortune
by lack of calmness and judgment

To abandon your business, indicates distressing circumstances in which there
will be quarrels and suspicion  (This dream may have a literal fulfilment
if it is impressed on your waking mind, whether you abandon a person,
or that person abandons you, or, as indicated, it denotes other worries)

To see yourself or friend abandon a ship, suggests your possible
entanglement in some business failure, but if you escape to shore
your interests will remain secure

Abbey
To see an abbey in ruins, foretells that your hopes and schemes
will fall into ignoble incompletion

To dream that a priest bars your entrance into an abbey,
denotes that you will be saved from a ruinous state by enemies
mistaking your embarrassment for progress

For a young woman to get into an abbey, foretells her violent illness
If she converses with a priest in an abbey, she will incur the censure
of true friends for indiscretion

Abbess
For a young woman to dream that she sees an abbess, denotes that she
will be compelled to perform distasteful tasks, and will submit
to authority only after unsuccessful rebellion

To dream of an abbess smiling and benignant, denotes you will be surrounded
by true friends and pleasing prospects

Abbot
To dream that you are an abbot, warns you that treacherous plots
are being laid for your downfall

If you see this pious man in devotional exercises, it forewarns
you of smooth flattery and deceit pulling you a willing victim
into the meshes of artful bewilderment

For a young woman to talk with an abbot, portends that she will yield to
insinuating flatteries, and in yielding she will besmirch her reputation
If she marries one, she will uphold her name and honor despite
poverty and temptation

*See similar words in connection with churches, priests, etc

Abdomen[4]
To see your abdomen in a dream, foretells that you will have
great expectations, but you must curb hardheadedness and redouble
your energies on your labor, as pleasure is approaching to your hurt
To see your abdomen shriveled, foretells that you will be persecuted
and defied by false friends

To see it swollen, you will have tribulations, but you will overcome them
and enjoy the fruits of your labor

To see blood oozing from the abdomen, foretells an accident or tragedy
in your family

The abdomen of children in an unhealthy state, portends that contagion
will pursue you

[4] See Belly

Abhor
To dream that you abhor a person, denotes that you will entertain
strange dislike for some person, and your suspicion of his honesty
will prove correct

To think yourself held in abhorrence by others, predicts that your good
intentions to others will subside into selfishness

For a young woman to dream that her lover abhors her, foretells that she
will love a man who is in no sense congenial

Abject
To dream that you are abject, denotes that you will be the recipient
of gloomy tidings, which will cause a relaxation in your strenuous
efforts to climb the heights of prosperity

To see others abject, is a sign of bickerings and false dealings
among your friends

Abode[5]
To dream that you can't find your abode, you will completely lose
faith in the integrity of others

If you have no abode in your dreams, you will be unfortunate in your affairs,
and lose by speculation

To change your abode, signifies hurried tidings and that hasty journeys
will be made by you

For a young woman to dream that she has left her abode, is significant
of slander and falsehoods being perpetrated against her

[5] See Home

Abortion
For a woman to dream that she assents to abortion being committed on her,
is a warning that she is contemplating some enterprise which if carried
out will steep her in disgrace and unhappiness

For a doctor to dream that he is a party to an abortion,
foretells that his practice will suffer from his inattention
to duty, which will cause much trouble

Above
To see anything hanging above you, and about to fall, implies danger;
if it falls upon you it may be ruin or sudden disappointment
If it falls near, but misses you, it is a sign that you will have
a narrow escape from loss of money, or other misfortunes may follow
Should it be securely fixed above you, so as not to imply danger,
your condition will improve after threatened loss

Abroad
To dream that you are abroad, or going abroad, foretells that you
will soon, in company with a party, make a pleasant trip, and you
will find it necessary to absent yourself from your native country
for a sojourn in a different climate

Absalom
To dream of Absalom, is significant of distressing incidents
You may unconsciously fall a victim to error, and penetrate
some well beloved heart with keen anguish and pain over the
committal of immoral actions and the outraging of innocence
No flower of purity will ever be too sacred for you to breathe
a passionate breath upon  To dream of this, or any other
disobedient character, is a warning against immoral tendencies
A father is warned by this dream to be careful of his children

Absence
To grieve over the absence of any one in your dreams, denotes that repentance
for some hasty action will be the means of securing you life-long friendships
If you rejoice over the absence of friends, it denotes that you
will soon be well rid of an enemy

Abscess
To dream that you have an abscess which seems to have reached a chronic stage,
you will be overwhelmed with misfortune of your own; at the same time your
deepest sympathies will be enlisted for the sorrows of others

Absinthe
To come under the influence of absinthe in dreams, denotes that you
will lead a merry and foolish pace with innocent companions, and waste
your inheritance in prodigal lavishness on the siren, selfish fancy

For a young woman to dream that she drinks absinthe with her lover warns
her to resist his persuasions to illicit consummation of their love  If she
dreams she is drunk, she will yield up her favors without strong persuasion
(This dream typifies that you are likely to waste your energies in pleasure)

Abundance
To dream that you are possessed with an abundance;
foretells that you will have no occasion to reproach Fortune,
and that you will be independent of her future favors;
but your domestic happiness may suffer a collapse under the strain
you are likely to put upon it by your infidelity

Abuse
To dream of abusing a person, means that you will be unfortunate
in your affairs, losing good money through over-bearing persistency
in business relations with others

To feel yourself abused, you will be molested in your daily pursuits
by the enmity of others

For a young woman to dream that she hears abusive language, foretells that
she will fall under the ban of some person's jealousy and envy
If she uses the language herself, she will meet with unexpected rebuffs,
that may fill her with mortification and remorse for her past unworthy
conduct toward friends

Abyss
To dream of looking into an abyss, means that you will be confronted
by threats of seizure of property, and that there will be quarrels
and reproaches of a personal nature which will unfit you to meet
the problems of life

For a woman to be looking into an abyss, foretells that she will
burden herself with unwelcome cares  If she falls into the abyss
her disappointment will be complete; but if she succeeds in crossing,
or avoiding it, she will reinstate herself

Academy
To visit an academy in your dreams, denotes that you will regret opportunities
that you have let pass through sheer idleness and indifference
To think you own, or are an inmate of one, you will find that you
are to meet easy defeat of aspirations  You will take on knowledge,
but be unable to rightly assimilate and apply it

For a young woman or any person to return to an academy after having
finished there, signifies that demands will be made which the dreamer
may find himself or her self unable to meet

Accepted[6]
For a business man to dream that his proposition has been accepted,
foretells that he will succeed in making a trade, which heretofore
looked as if it would prove a failure

For a lover to dream that he has been accepted by his sweetheart,
denotes that he will happily wed the object of his own
and others' admiration

[6] If this dream has been occasioned by overanxiety and weakness,
the contrary may be expected  The elementary influences often play
pranks upon weak and credulous minds by lying, and deceptive utterances
Therefore the dreamer should live a pure life, fortified by a strong will,
thus controlling his destiny by expelling from it involuntary intrusions

Accident
To dream of an accident is a warning to avoid any mode of travel
for a short period, as you are threatened with loss of life
For an accident to befall stock, denotes that you will struggle
with all your might to gain some object and then see some friend
lose property of the same value in aiding your cause

Accordion
To dream of hearing the music of an accordion, denotes that you will
engage in amusement which will win you from sadness and retrospection
You will by this means be enabled to take up your burden more cheerfully
For a young woman to dream that she is playing an accordion,
portends that she will win her lover by some sad occurrence;
but, notwithstanding which, the same will confer lasting
happiness upon her union  If the accordion gets out of tune,
she will be saddened by the illness or trouble of her lover

Accounts
To dream of having accounts presented to you for payment,
you will be in a dangerous position  You may have recourse
to law to disentangle yourself  If you pay the accounts,
you will soon effect a compromise in some serious dispute

To hold accounts against others, foretells that disagreeable contingencies
will arise in your business, marring the smoothness of its management
For a young woman book-keeper to dream of footing up accounts,
denotes that she will have trouble in business, and in her love affairs;
but some worthy person will persuade her to account for his happiness
She will be much respected by her present employers

Accuse[7]

To dream that you accuse any one of a mean action, denotes that you
will have quarrels with those under you, and your dignity will be thrown
from a high pedestal

If you are accused, you are in danger of being guilty of distributing
scandal in a sly and malicious way

[7] See similar words in following chapters

Aches[8]
To dream that you have aches, denotes that you are halting too
much in your business, and that some other person is profiting
by your ideas

For a young woman to dream that she has the heartache, foretells that she will
be in sore distress over the laggardly way her lover prosecutes his suit
If it is the backache, she will encounter illness through careless exposure
If she has the headache, there will be much disquietude of mind for the risk
she has taken to rid herself of rivalry

[8] This dream is usually due to physical causes and is
of little significance

Acid
To drink any acid is an adverse dream, bringing you much anxiety
For a woman to drink aciduous liquors, denotes that she may ensnare
herself with compromising situations; even health may be involved
To see poisonous acids, some treachery against you may be discovered

Acorn
Seeing acorns in dreams, is portent of pleasant things ahead,
and much gain is to be expected

To pick them from the ground, foretells success after weary labors
For a woman to eat them, denotes that she will rise from a station of labor
to a position of ease and pleasure

To shake them from the trees, denotes that you will rapidly attain
your wishes in business or love

To see green-growing acorns, or to see them scattered over the ground,
affairs will change for the better  Decayed or blasted acorns have import
of disappointments and reverses

To pull them green from the trees, you will injure your interests
by haste and indiscretion

Acquaintance[9]
To meet an acquaintance, and converse pleasantly with him,
foretells that your business will run smoothly, and there
will be but little discord in your domestic affairs

If you seem to be disputing, or engaged in loud talk, humiliations and
embarrassments will whirl seethingly around you

If you feel ashamed of meeting an acquaintance, or meet him
at an inopportune time, it denotes that you will be guilty
of illicitly conducting yourself, and other parties will let
the secret out

For a young woman to think that she has an extensive acquaintance,
signifies that she will be the possessor of vast interests, and her love
will be worthy the winning  If her circle of acquaintances is small,
she will be unlucky in gaining social favors

[9] After dreaming of acquaintances, you may see or hear from them

Acquit
To dream that you are acquitted of a crime, denotes that you
are about to come into possession of valuable property,
but there is danger of a law suit before obtaining possession
To see others acquitted, foretells that your friends will add
pleasure to your labors

Acrobat
To dream of seeing acrobats, denotes that you will be prevented from carrying
out hazardous schemes by the foolish fears of others
To see yourself acrobating, you will have a sensation to answer for,
and your existence will be made almost unendurable by the guying
of your enemies

To see women acrobating, denotes that your name will be maliciously
and slanderously handled  Also your business interests will be hindered
For a young woman to dream that she sees acrobats in tights,
signifies that she will court favor of men

Actor and Actress
To see in your dreams an actress, denotes that your present state
will be one of unbroken pleasure and favor

To see one in distress, you will gladly contribute your means and influence
to raise a friend from misfortune and indebtedness

If you think yourself one, you will have to work for subsistence,
but your labors will be pleasantly attended

If you dream of being in love with one, your inclination and talent
will be allied with pleasure and opposed to downright toil

To see a dead actor, or actress, your good luck will be overwhelmed
in violent and insubordinate misery

To see them wandering and penniless, foretells that your affairs
will undergo a change from promise to threatenings of failure
To those enjoying domestic comforts, it is a warning of revolution
and faithless vows

For a young woman to dream that she is engaged to an actor,
or about to marry one, foretells that her fancy will bring
remorse after the glamor of pleasure has vanished
If a man dreams that he is sporting with an actress,
it foretells that private broils with his wife, or sweetheart,
will make him more misery than enjoyment

Adam and Eve
To dream of Adam and Eve, foretells that some eventful occasion
will rob you of the hope of success in your affairs

To see them in the garden, Adam dressed in his fig leaf, but Eve perfectly
nude save for an Oriental colored serpent ornamenting her waist and abdomen,
signifies that treachery and ill faith will combine to overthrow your fortune

To see or hear Eve conversing with the serpent, foretells that artful
women will reduce you to the loss of fortune and reputation

Adamant
To dream of adamant, denotes that you will be troubled and defeated
in some desire that you held as your life

Adder
To dream of seeing an adder strike, and a friend, who is dead but seems
to be lying down and breathing, rises partly to a sitting position when
the adder strikes at him, and then both disappearing into some bushes nearby,
denotes that you will be greatly distressed over the ill luck of friends,
and a loss threatened to yourself

For a young woman to see an adder, foretells a deceitful
person is going to cause her trouble  If it runs from her,
she will be able to defend her character in attacks made on her

Addition
To dream of pondering over addition, denotes that you will have a struggle
to overcome difficult situations, which will soon prominently assume
formidable shapes in your business transactions

To find some error in addition, shows that you will be able
to overcome enemies by fortunately discerning their intention
before they have executed their design

To add figures with a machine, foretells that you will have a powerful ally
who will save you from much oppression
If you fail to read the figures, you will lose fortune by blind speculation

Adieu
To dream of bidding cheerful adieus to people, denotes that you
will make pleasant visits and enjoy much social festivity;
but if they are made in a sad or doleful strain, you will endure
loss and bereaving sorrow

If you bid adieu to home and country, you will travel in the nature
of an exile from fortune and love

To throw kisses of adieu to loved ones, or children, foretells that you
will soon have a journey to make, but there will be no unpleasant accidents
or happenings attending your trip

Admire
To dream that you are an object of admiration, denotes that you
will retain the love of former associates, though your position
will take you above their circle

Admonish
To admonish your child, or son, or some young person,
denotes that your generous principles will keep you in favor,
and fortune will be added to your gifts

Adopted
To see your adopted child, or parent, in your dreams, indicates that you
will amass fortune through the schemes and speculations of strangers
To dream that you or others are adopting a child, you will make
an unfortunate change in your abode

Adultery[10]
To dream that you commit adultery, foretells that you will be
arrainged{sic} for some illegal action  If a woman has this dream,
she will fail to hold her husband's affections, letting her
temper and spite overwhelm her at the least provocation
If it is with her husband's friend, she will be unjustly ignored
by her husband  Her rights will be cruelly trampled upon by him
If she thinks she is enticing a youth into this act, she will be
in danger of desertion and divorced for her open intriguing
For a young woman this implies abasement and low desires,
in which she will find strange adventures afford her pleasure

[10] It is always good to dream that you have successfully resisted
any temptation  To yield, is bad  If a man chooses low ideals, vampirish
influences will swarm around him ready to help him in his nefarious designs
Such dreams may only be the result of depraved elementary influences
If a man chooses high ideals, he will be illuminated by the deific
principle within him, and will be exempt from lascivious dreams
The man who denies the existence and power of evil spirits has no arcana
or occult knowledge  Did not the black magicians of Pharaoh's time,
and Simon Magnus, the Sorcerer, rival the men of God?  The dreamer
of amorous sweets is warned to beware of scandal

Adulation
To dream that you seek adulation, foretells that you will pompously
fill unmerited positions of honor
If you offer adulation, you will expressly part with some dear
belonging in the hope of furthering material interests

Advancement
To dream of advancing in any engagement, denotes your rapid ascendency
to preferment and to the consummation of affairs of the heart
To see others advancing, foretells that friends will hold positions
of favor near you

Adversary[11]

To dream that you meet or engage with an adversary, denotes that
you will promptly defend any attacks on your interest
Sickness may also threaten you after this dream
If you overcome an adversary, you will escape the effect
of some serious disaster

[11] See Enemies

Adventurer

To dream that you are victimized by an adventurer, proves that you
will be an easy prey for flatterers and designing villains
You will be unfortunate in manipulating your affairs to
a smooth consistency

For a young woman to think she is an adventuress, portends that she
will be too wrapped up in her own conduct to see that she is being
flattered into exchanging her favors for disgrace

Adversity

To dream that you are in the clutches of adversity, denotes that you
will have failures and continued bad prospects
To see others in adversity, portends gloomy surroundings, and the illness
of some one will produce grave fears of the successful working of plans[12]

[12] The old dream books give this as a sign of coming prosperity
This definition is untrue  There are two forces at work in man, one from
within and the other from without  They are from two distinct spheres;
the animal mind influenced by the personal world of carnal appetites,
and the spiritual mind from the realm of universal Brotherhood,
present antagonistic motives on the dream consciousness  If these two
forces were in harmony, the spirit or mental picture from the dream
mind would find a literal fulfilment in the life of the dreamer
The pleasurable sensations of the body cause the spirit anguish
The selfish enrichment of the body impoverishes the spirit influence upon
the Soul  The trials of adversity often cause the spirit to rejoice
and the flesh to weep  If the cry of the grieved spirit is left
on the dream mind it may indicate to the dreamer worldly advancement,
but it is hardly the theory of the occult forces, which have contributed
to the contents of this book

Advertisement
To dream that you are getting out advertisements, denotes that you
will have to resort to physical labor to promote your interest,
or establish your fortune

To read advertisements, denotes that enemies will overtake you,
and defeat you in rivalry

Advice
To dream that you receive advice, denotes that you will be enabled to raise
your standard of integrity, and strive by honest means to reach independent
competency and moral altitude

To dream that you seek legal advice, foretells that there will
be some transactions in your affairs which will create doubt
of their merits and legality

Advocate
To dream that you advocate any cause, denotes that you will be faithful
to your interests, and endeavor to deal honestly with the public,
as your interests affect it, and be loyal to your promises to friends

Afraid
To feel that you are afraid to proceed with some affair, or continue
a journey, denotes that you will find trouble in your household,
and enterprises will be unsuccessful

To see others afraid, denotes that some friend will be deterred
from performing some favor for you because of his own difficulties
For a young woman to dream that she is afraid of a dog,
there will be a possibility of her doubting a true friend

Africa
To dream that you are in Africa surrounded by Cannibals, foretells that you
will be oppressed by enemies and quarrelsome persons
For a woman to dream of African scenes, denotes she will make journeys
which will prove lonesome and devoid of pleasure or profit

Afternoon
For a woman to dream of an afternoon, denotes she will form
friendships which will be lasting and entertaining  A cloudy,
rainy afternoon, implies disappointment and displeasure

Affliction
To dream that affliction lays a heavy hand upon you and calls your energy
to a halt, foretells that some disaster is surely approaching you
To see others afflicted, foretells that you will be surrounded
by many ills and misfortunes

Affrighted
To dream that you are affrighted, foretells that you will sustain
an injury through an accident

To see others affrighted, brings you close to misery and distressing scenes
Dreams of this nature are frequently caused by nervous and feverish
conditions, either from malaria or excitement  When such is the case,
the dreamer is warned to take immediate steps to remove the cause
Such dreams or reveries only occur when sleep is disturbed

Affront
This is a bad dream  The dreamer is sure to shed tears and weep
For a young woman to dream that she is affronted, denotes that some
unfriendly person will take advantage of her ignorance to place
her in a compromising situation with a stranger, or to jeopardize
her interests with a friend

Affluence[14]

To dream that you are in affluence, foretells that you will make
fortunate ventures, and will be pleasantly associated with
people of wealth  To young women, a vision of weird and fairy
affluence is ominous of illusive and evanescent pleasure
They should study more closely their duty to friends and parents
After dreams of this nature they are warned to cultivate a love
for home life

[14] See Wealth

Agate
To see agate in a dream, signifies a slight advancement in business affairs

Age
To dream of age, portends failures in any kind of undertaking
To dream of your own age, indicates that perversity of opinion will bring
down upon you the indignation of relatives

For a young woman to dream of being accused of being older
than she is, denotes that she will fall into bad companionship,
and her denial of stated things will be brought to scorn

To see herself looking aged, intimates possible sickness,
or unsatisfactory ventures  If it is her lover she sees aged,
she will be in danger of losing him

Agony[15]
This is not as good a dream, as some would wish you to believe
It portends worry and pleasure intermingled, more of the former
than of the latter

To be in agony over the loss of money, or property, denotes that disturbing
and imaginary fears will rack you over the critical condition of affairs,
or the illness of some dear relative

[15] See Weeping

Ague
A sickly condition of the dreamer is sometimes implied by this dream

To dream that you are shaking with an ague, signifies that you will suffer
from some physical disorder, and that fluctuating opinions of your own
affairs may bring you to the borders of prostration

To see others thus affected, denotes that you will offend people
by your supreme indifference to the influences of others

Air
This dream denotes a withering state of things, and bodes no good
to the dreamer

To dream of breathing hot air suggests that you will be influenced
to evil by oppression

To feel cold air, denotes discrepancies in your business,
and incompatibility in domestic relations

To feel oppressed with humidity, some curse will fall on you
that will prostrate and close down on your optimistical views
of the future

Alabaster
To dream of alabaster, foretells success in marriage and all
legitimate affairs  To break an alabaster figure or vessel,
denotes sorrow and repentence  For a young woman to lose an
alabaster box containing incense, signifies that she will lose
her lover or property through carelessness of her reputation

Alarm Bell
To hear a bell in your sleep, denotes that you will have cause for anxiety

Album
To dream of an album, denotes you will have success and true friends
For a young woman to dream of looking at photographs in an album,
foretells that she will soon have a new lover who will be very
agreeable to her

Ale-house
The dreamer of an ale-house should be very cautious of his affairs
Enemies are watching him

Alien
To dream of a stranger pleasing you, denotes good health and
pleasant surroundings; if he displeases you, look for disappointments
To dream you are an alien, denotes abiding friendships

Alley
To dream of an alley, denotes your fortune will not be so pleasing
or promising as formerly  Many vexing cares will present
themselves to you

For a young woman to wander through an alley after dark, warns her
of disreputable friendships and a stigma on her character

Alligator
To dream of an alligator, unless you kill it, is unfavorable to all persons
connected with the dream  It is a dream of caution

Alloy
To dream of alloy, denotes your business will vex you in its complications
For a woman to dream of alloy, is significant of sorrow and trouble
completely hiding pleasure

Almanac
To dream of an almanac, means variable fortunes and illusive pleasures
To be studying the signs, foretells that you will be harassed by small
matters taking up your time

Almonds
This is a good omen  It has wealth in store  However, sorrow will
go with it for a short while  If the almonds are defective,
your disappointment in obtaining a certain wish will be complete
until new conditions are brought about

Alms
Alms will bring evil if given or taken unwillingly  Otherwise, a good dream

Alms-house
For a young woman to dream of an alms-house, denotes she will meet
failure in her efforts to contract a worldly marriage

Altar
To dream of seing{sic} a priest at the altar, denotes quarrels
and unsatisfactory states in your business and home

To see a marriage, sorrow to friends, and death to old age
An altar would hardly be shown you in a dream, accept to warn you
against the commission of error  Repentance is also implied

Alum
Alum seen in a dream, portends frustration of well laid plans
To taste alum, denotes secret remorse over some evil work by you
upon some innocent person

For a woman to dream of quantities of alum, foretells disappointment
in her marriage and loss of affection

Aluminum
To dream of aluminum, denotes contentment with any fortune, however small
For a woman to see her aluminum ornaments or vessels tarnished,
foretells strange and unexpected sorrow, and loss will befall her

Amateur
To dream of seeing an amateur actor on the stage, denotes that you
will see your hopes pleasantly and satisfactorily fulfilled
If they play a tragedy, evil will be disseminated through your happiness
If there is an indistinctness or distorted images in the dream,
you are likely to meet with quick and decided defeat in some enterprise
apart from your regular business

Ambush
To dream that your are atacked{sic} from ambush, denotes that you
have lurking secretly near you a danger, which will soon set upon
and overthrow you if you are heedless of warnings
If you lie in ambush to revenge yourself on others, you will unhesitatingly
stoop to debasing actions to defraud your friends

America
High officials should be careful of State affairs, others will do well to look
after their own person, for some trouble is at hand after this dream

Amethyst
Amethyst seen in a dream, represents contentment with fair business
For a young woman to lose an amethyst, fortells broken engagements
and slights in love

Ammonia
Ammonia seen in a dream, means displeasure will be felt by the dreamer
at the conduct of a friend  Quarrels and disruptions of friendships
will follow this dream

For a young woman to see clear bottles of ammonia, foretells she
will be deceived in the character and intentions of some person
whom she considers friendly

Ammunition
To dream of ammunition, foretells the undertaking of some work,
which promises fruitful completion  To dream your ammunition
is exhausted, denotes fruitless struggles and endeavors

Amorous
To dream you are amorous, warns you against personal desires and pleasures,
as they are threatening to engulf you in scandal

For a young woman it portends illicit engagements, unless she chooses
staid and moral companions  For a married woman, it foreshadows
discontent and desire for pleasure outside the home

To see others amorous, foretells that you will be persuaded to neglect
your moral obligations  To see animals thus, denotes you will engage
in degrading pleasures with fast men or women

Amputation
Ordinary amputation of limbs, denotes small offices lost;
the loss of entire legs or arms, unusual depression in trade
To seamen, storm and loss of property  Afflicted persons
should be warned to watchfulness after this dream

Anchor
To dream of an anchor is favorable to sailors, if seas are calm
To others it portends separation from friends, change of residence,
and foreign travel  Sweethearts are soon to quarrel if either
sees an anchor

Andirons
Andirons seen in a dream, denotes good will among friends,
if the irons support burning logs; if they are in an empty fireplace,
loss of property and death are signified

Anecdote
To dream of relating an anecdote, signifies that you will greatly prefer
gay companionship to that of intellect, and that your affairs will prove
as unstable as yourself

For a young woman to hear anecdotes related, denotes that she
will be one of a merry party of pleasure-seekers

Angels
To dream of angels is prophetic of disturbing influences in the soul
It brings a changed condition of the person's lot  If the dream
is unusually pleasing, you will hear of the health of friends,
and receive a legacy from unknown relatives

If the dream comes as a token of warning, the dreamer may
expect threats of scandal about love or money matters
To wicked people, it is a demand to repent; to good people it
should be a consolation

Anger
To dream of anger, denotes that some awful trial awaits you
Disappointments in loved ones, and broken ties, of enemies
may make new attacks upon your property or character

To dreams that friends or relatives are angry with you, while you meet their
anger with composure, denotes you will mediate between opposing friends,
and gain their lasting favor and gratitude

Angling
To dream of catching fish is good  If you fail to catch any,
it will be bad for you

Annoy
This dream denotes that you have enemies who are at work against you
Annoyances experienced in dreams are apt to find speedy fulfilment
in the trifling incidents of the following day

Antelope
Seeing antelopes in a dream, foretells your ambitions will be high,
but may be realized by putting forth great energy
For a young woman to see an antelope miss its footing and fall from a height,
denotes the love she aspires to will prove her undoing

Ants
The dreamer of ants should expect many petty annoyances during the day;
chasing little worries, and finding general dissatisfaction in all things

Anvil
To see hot iron with sparks flying, is significant of a pleasing work;
to the farmer, an abundant crop; favorable indeed to women
Cold, or small, favors may be expected from those in power
The means of success is in your power, but in order to obtain it
you will have to labor under difficulty  If the anvil is broken,
it foretells that you have, through your own neglect, thrown away
promising opportunities that cannot be recalled

Anxiety
A dream of this kind is occasionally a good omen, denoting,
after threatening states, success and rejuvenation of mind;
but if the dreamer is anxious about some momentous affair,
it indicates a disastrous combination of business and social states

Apes
This dream brings humiliation and disease to some dear friend
To see a small ape cling to a tree, warns the dreamer to beware; a false
person is close to you and will cause unpleasantness in your circle
Deceit goes with this dream

Apparel[16]
Dreams of apparel, denote that enterprises will be successes or failures,
as the apparel seems to be whole and clean, or soiled and threadbare
To see fine apparel, but out of date, foretells that you will have fortune,
but you will scorn progressive ideas

If you reject out-of-date apparel, you will outgrow present environments
and enter into new relations, new enterprises and new loves, which will
transform you into a different person

To see yourself or others appareled in white, denotes eventful changes,
and you will nearly always find the change bearing sadness

To walk with a person wearing white, proclaims that person's
illness or distress, unless it be a young woman or child,
then you will have pleasing surroundings for a season at least

To see yourself, or others, dressed in black, portends quarrels,
disappointments, and disagreeable companions; or, if it refers
to business, the business will fall short of expectations

To see yellow apparel, foretells approaching gaieties and financial progress
Seen as a flitting spectre, in an unnatural light, the reverse may
be expected  You will be fortunate if you dream of yellow cloth

To dream of blue apparel, signifies carrying forward to victory
your aspirations, through energetic, insistent efforts
Friends will loyally support you

To dream of crimson apparel, foretells that you will escape formidable
enemies by a timely change in your expressed intention

To see green apparel, is a hopeful sign of prosperity and happiness
To see many colored apparel, foretells swift changes, and intermingling
of good and bad influences in your future

To dream of misfitting apparel, intimates crosses in your affections,
and that you are likely to make a mistake in some enterprise

To see old or young in appropriate apparel, denotes that you
will undertake some engagement for which you will have no liking,
and which will give rise to many cares

For a woman to dream that she is displeased with her apparel,
foretells that she will find many vexatious rivalries in her quest
for social distinction

To admire the apparel of others, denotes that she will have jealous
fears of her friends

To dream of the loss of any article of apparel, denotes disturbances
in your business and love affairs

For a young woman to dream of being attired in a guazy black costume,
foretells she will undergo chastening sorrow and disappointment

For a young woman to dream that she meets another attired in a crimson dress
with a crepe mourning veil over her face, foretells she will be outrivaled
by one she hardly considers her equal, and bitter disappointment will sour
her against women generally

The dreamer interpreting the dream of apparel should be careful
to note whether the objects are looking natural  If the faces are
distorted and the light unearthly, though the colors are bright,
beware; the miscarriage of some worthy plan will work you harm

There are few dreams in which the element of evil is wanting,
as there are few enterprises in waking life from which the element
of chance is obviated

[16] See Clothes and Coat

Apparition
Take unusual care of all depending upon you  Calamity awaits you and yours
Both property and life are in danger  Young people should be
decidedly upright in their communications with the opposite sex
Character is likely to be rated at a discount

Apples
This is a very good dream to the majority of people
To see red apples on trees with green foliage is exceedingly propitious
to the dreamer

To eat them is not as good, unless they be faultless
A friend who interprets dreams says:  ``Ripe apples on a tree,
denotes that the time has arrived for you to realize your hopes;
think over what you intend to do, and go fearlessly ahead
Ripe on the top of the tree, warns you not to aim too high
Apples on the ground imply that false friends, and flatterers
are working you harm  Decayed apples typify hopeless efforts''

Apprentice
To dream that you serve as an apprentice, foretells you will have a struggle
to win a place among your companions

Apricot
Dreams of seeing apricots growing, denote that the future, though seemingly
rosy hued, holds masked bitterness and sorrow for you

To eat them signifies the near approach of calamitous influences
If others eat them, your surroundings will be unpleasant
and disagreeable to your fancies  A friend says:
``Apricots denote that you have been wasting time over trifles
or small things of no value''

April
To dream of the month of April, signifies that much pleasure
and profit will be your allotment  If the weather is miserable,
it is a sign of passing ill luck

Apron
To dream of an apron, signifies a zigzag course, for a young woman
For a school girl to dream that her apron is loosened, or torn,
implies bad lessons, and lectures in propriety from parents and teachers

Arch
An arch in a dream, denotes your rise to distinction and the gaining of wealth
by persistent effort  To pass under one, foretells that many will seek you
who formerly ignored your position

For a young woman to see a fallen arch, denotes the destruction of her hopes,
and she will be miserable in her new situation

Archbishop
To dream of seeing an archbishop, foretells you will have many obstacles
to resist in your attempt to master fortune or rise to public honor
To see one in the every day dress of a common citizen, denotes you
will have aid and encouragement from those in prominent positions
and will succeed in your enterprises

For a young woman to dream that an archbishop is kindly directing her,
foretells she will be fortunate in forming her friendships

Architect
Architects drawing plans in your dreams, denotes a change in your business,
which will be likely to result in loss to you

For a young woman to see an architect, foretells she will meet rebuffs
in her aspirations and maneuvers to make a favorable marriage

Arm
To dream of seeing an arm amputated, means separation or divorce
Mutual dissatisfaction will occur between husband and wife
It is a dream of sinister import  Beware of deceitfulness and fraud

Aroma
For a young woman to dream of a sweet aroma, denotes she will soon
be the recipient of some pleasure or present

Arrested[17]
To see respectable-looking strangers arrested, foretells that you desire
to make changes, and new speculations will be subordinated by the fear
of failure  If they resist the officers, you will have great delight
in pushing to completion the new enterprise

[17] See Prisoner

Arrow
Pleasure follows this dream  Entertainments, festivals and pleasant
journeys may be expected  Suffering will cease

An old or broken arrow, portends disappointments in love or business

Art Gallery
To visit an art gallery, portends unfortunate unions in domestic circles
You will struggle to put forth an appearance of happiness, but will secretly
care for other associations

Ascend
If you reach the extreme point of ascent, or top of steps, without stumbling,
it is good; otherwise, you will have obstacles to overcome before the good
of the day is found

Asceticism
To dream of asceticism, denotes that you will cultivate strange
principles and views, rendering yourself fascinating to strangers,
but repulsive to friends

Ashes
Dreaming of ashes omens woe, and many bitter changes are
sure to come to the dreamer  Blasted crops to the farmer
Unsuccessful deals for the trader  Parents will reap the sorrows
of wayward children

Asia
To dream of visiting Asia is assurance of change, but no material
benefits from fortune will follow

Asp
This is an unfortunate dream  Females may lose the respect of honorable
and virtuous people  Deadly enemies are at work to defame character
Sweethearts will wrong each other

Asparagus
To dream of asparagus, signifies prosperous surroundings and obedience
from servants and children  To eat it, denotes interrupted success

Ass[18]
To see an ass in a dream, you will meet many annoyances,
and delays will accrue in receiving news or goods

To see donkeys carrying burdens, denotes that, after patience and toil,
you will succeed in your undertakings, whether of travel or love

If an ass pursues you, and you are afraid of it, you will be the victim
of scandal or other displeasing reports

If you unwillingly ride on one, or, as jockey, unnecessary
quarrels may follow

[18] See Donkey

Assassin
If you are the one to receive the assassin's blow, you will not surmount
all your trials

To see another, with the assassin standing over him with blood stains,
portends that misfortune will come to the dreamer

To see an assassin under any condition is a warning that losses
may befall you through secret enemies

Assistance
Giving assistance to any one in a dream, foretells you will be favored
in your efforts to rise to higher position

If any one assists you, you will be pleasantly situated,
and loving friends will be near you

Asylum
To dream of an asylum, denotes sickness and unlucky dealings,
which cannot be overcome without great mental struggle

Astral
Dreams of the astral, denote that your efforts and plans will culminate
in worldly success and distinction  A spectre or picture of your astral
self brings heart-rending tribulation

Atlas
To dream you are looking at an atlas, denotes that you will carefully
study interests before making changes or journeys

Atonement
Means joyous communing with friends, and speculators need not fear any drop
in stocks  Courting among the young will meet with happy consummation
The sacrifice or atonement of another for your waywardness, is portentous
of the humiliation of self or friends through your open or secret disregard
of duty  A woman after this dream is warned of approaching disappointment

Attic
To dream that you are in an attic, denotes that you are entertaining
hopes which will fail of materialization

For a young woman to dream that she is sleeping in an attic, foretells that
she will fail to find contentment in her present occupation

Attorney
To see an attorney at the bar, denotes that disputes of a serious
nature will arise between parties interested in worldly things
Enemies are stealing upon you with false claims  If you see an attorney
defending you, your friends will assist you in coming trouble,
but they will cause you more worry than enemies

Auction
To dream of an auction in a general way, is good
If you hear the auctioneer crying his sales, it means bright
prospects and fair treatment from business ventures

To dream of buying at an auction, signifies close deals to tradesmen,
and good luck in live stock to the farmer  Plenty, to the housewife
is the omen for women  If there is a feeling of regret about the dream,
you are warned to be careful of your business affairs

August
To dream of the month of August, denotes unfortunate deals,
and misunderstandings in love affairs

For a young woman to dream that she is going to be married in August,
is an omen of sorrow in her early wedded life

Augur
To see augurs in your dreams, is a forecast of labor and toil

Aunt
For a young woman to dream of seeing her aunt, denotes she will receive
sharp censure for some action, which will cause her much distress

If this relative appears smiling and happy, slight difference
will soon give way to pleasure

Aura
To dream of discussing any subject relating to aura, denotes that you
will reach states of mental unrest, and work to discover the power
which influences you from within

Autumn
For a woman to dream of Autumn, denotes she will obtain property
through the struggles of others  If she thinks of marrying in Autumn,
she will be likely to contract a favorable marriage and possess
a cheerful home

Automobile
To dream that you ride in an automobile, denotes that you will be restless
under pleasant conditions, and will make a change in your affairs
There is grave danger of impolitic conduct intimated through a dream
of this nature

If one breaks down with you, the enjoyment of a pleasure will not extend
to the heights you contemplate

To find yourself escaping from the path of one, signifies that you
will do well to avoid some rival as much as you can honestly allow

For a young woman to look for one, she will be disappointed in her aims
to entice some one into her favor

Author
For an author to dream that his manuscript has been rejected
by the publisher, denotes some doubt at first, but finally
his work will be accepted as authentic and original

To dream of seeing an author over his work, perusing it with anxiety,
denotes that you will be worried over some literary work either of your
own or that of some other person

Awake
To dream that you are awake, denotes that you will experience
strange happenings which will throw you into gloom

To pass through green, growing fields, and look upon landscape,
in your dreams, and feel that it is an awaking experience,
signifies that there is some good and brightness in store for you,
but there will be disappointments intermingled between the present
and that time

Axe
Seeing an axe in a dream, foretells that what enjoyment
you may have will depend on your struggles and energy
To see others using an axe, foretells, your friends will be
energetic and lively, making existence a pleasure when near them

For a young woman to see one, portends her lover will be worthy,
but not possessed with much wealth  A broken or rusty axe,
indicates illness and loss of money and property

* 10,000 Dreams Interpreted - Gustavus Hindman Miller

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