(Army) In a dream, ants represent weak and covetous people, an army, a family, or longevity. Seeing a colony of ants entering a city in a dream means that an army will occupy that city. A colony of ants in a dream also represents a heavy populated area. Seeing ants over one’s bed in a […]
To the tradesman this dream augurs success; in mediaeval symbolism ants typify industry ; Plato says the souls of unimaginative persons return to earth as ants.
To the tradesman this dream augurs success; in mediaeval symbolism ants typify industry; Plato says the souls of unimaginative persons return to earth as ants.
It is worth noting the significance of the placing of the arms. If they are placed across the chest we are defending ourselves. If we are held in or by someone else’s arms it suggests a need for security. A coat of arms or other such insignia suggests a form of recognition. Also consult the […]
We use our arms in all sorts of different ways. In dreams we may be defending ourselves, fighting or being held. We may also be showing passionate commitment. You might also like to consult the individual entry for arms.
Arms are significant as a symbol of surrender, wisdom or action. One arm upraised denotes commitment but sometimes also suggests vengeance. Two arms raised sideways signify supplication; raised forwards suggest welcome.
Arms – in the sense of weapons – are used to protect and defend. In olden times there were quite a series of rituals and stages of initiation with the page becoming the knight and making the transition from the arms bearer to the user of weapons. Dreams can mirror these initiatory rituals.
Whether it is partly to do with some kind of cellular memory and the growth process that takes place is uncertain, but in dreams any limb can be taken to mean sexuality and fears associated with gender issues. Being dismembered can be taken in its literal sense – we are being torn apart. Sometimes this […]
Ants denote petty annoyances to the dreamer. See Insects.