Alchemy

1. Something in one’s life needs changing from poor to good, base metal to gold. 2. One has hope for change, even though it seems impossible.

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Iron

When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually represents our strengths and determination. It can also signify the rigidity of our emotions or beliefs. We should consider being more flexible.

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Elixir

In alchemy an elixir is capable of prolonging life and of transmuting base metal into gold. In spiritual terms, therefore, it is the power of transformation.

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Nut

To dream of a metal nut, as in nuts and bolts, is highlighting our ability to construct our lives in such a way that it will hold together. In engineering terms a nut is considered to be feminine, and the screw masculine.

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Lead (Metal)

Lead in spiritual symbolism stands for a consciousness of the physical realms as opposed to the spiritual. It is the metal of saturn and has this planet’s symbolism of blocking progress unless it is moving forward in the correct way for ultimate success. As we become more spiritually proficient, the old magical and alchemical definitions […]

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Bridle

If the bridle is made of flowers it indicates a feminine, gentle way of imposing control. If the bridling is more austere – such as one of metal and / or leather – we perhaps need to use firmness and restraint (more masculine qualities). There may also, of course, be wordplay here with the word […]

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Mercury (Hermes)

As a metal, mercury is a universal alchemical symbol representing the yin. It is the symbol of the passive and the undifferentiated state which may be found deep within the psyche. Chinese refer to it as “liquid silver” and it corresponds to the dragon and to bodily fluids of blood, semen, water and, at times, […]

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Mercury (Hermes)

As a metal, mercury is a universal alchemical symbol representing the yin. It is the symbol of the passive and the undifferentiated state which may be found deep within the psyche. Chinese refer to it as “liquid silver” and it corresponds to the dragon and to bodily fluids of blood, semen, water and, at times, […]

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Mine / Miner

Dreaming of mines signifies bringing the resources of the unconscious into the light of day. We are able to use the potential we have available. Interestingly in dreams mines can also represent the workplace. You might also like to consult the entries for digging / excavation and metal.

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Element / S

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.

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