In chinese medicine the lungs represent grief. They are also involved in decision making. Spiritually, the lungs are the seat of righteousness and the source of thoughts concerning the self.
The tortoise may, of course, simply be an image of a pet as an object that is loved. It may also, however, be a symbol for long life. For those undertaking esoteric studies, the tortoise in dreams may signify the need to consider chinese systems of belief.
To dream of them in season denotes contentment, wealth and pleasure (Artemidorus). A Chinese symbol of longevity and good fortune ; the peach-tree was also the symbol of the Paradise of Osiris.
Since the word ‘element’ means first principle, spiritually this can mean the creator. The elements fire, air, water and earth are the first principles of creation. The chinese way of thought includes metal as the fifth element. It is these core meanings that come across in dreams.
To dream of any black animal is unfortunate, for these are associated with evil spirits (Artemidorus) ; the Chinese attach cspecial misfortune to the symbol of the black cat. American Indians hold it as a symbol of good luck.
A machine may well represent the machinations of life, which would be interpreted as the ‘life process’. In chinese medicine ch’i or spiritual energy flows in certain ways around the body and the life process aids in that flow.
To dream that you are lucky is a dream of contrary, of misfortune (Raphael).
A path in a dream can indicate the direction that we should take spiritually. The idea that there is a path in life resonates with chinese thought, which calls the tao ‘the way’. In some schools of thought the left hand path represents evil or black magic.
In chinese medicine, the different organs of the body represent different qualities. For instance, the gall bladder deals with the ability to make decisions, while the liver is the seat of irritability. In dreams, therefore, being conscious of a bodily organ would require us to be aware of what is bothering us and learning how […]
To dream that you are jealous of your wife, denotes the influence of enemies and narrow-minded persons. If jealous of your sweetheart, you will seek to displace a rival. If a woman dreams that she is jealous of her husband, she will find many shocking incidents to vex and make her happiness a travesty. If […]