This dream dictionary will help in translating the dream language. It is 'Jungian' based and focuses on the best possible applications of the dream images and actions in relationship to the emotional energies found in dreams. It references the symbolic and metaphorical value of the images/actions that are representative of the personal and universal/archetypal emotional patterns that are the subject matter in our dreams.
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To dream that you are in an auditorium indicates that there is something that you need to learn from others. Pay attention to those around you. TOP
To see or carry a backpack in your dream represents the decisions and responsibilities that are weighing your down. TOP
To see a cheerleader in your dream represents competition and triumph. Your dream may be telling you to offer more praise and encouragement toward others.
To dream that you are a cheerleader signifies your self-confidence and self-esteem. You need to be more active and more positive in some waking situation in your life. TOP
To see old classmates in your dream indicate that you need to draw on your old associations with your former classmates to gain insight in some current relationship. It represents a past lesson that you have learned and is applicable in some aspect of your waking life now. TOP
To dream that you are in a classroom indicates that you are learning an important life lesson. Alternatively, it symbolizes personal growth. You are learning something about yourself.
To dream that you are looking for a classroom suggests that you need to expand your knowledge and learning.
To dream that a classroom is outdoors indicates that you need to learn to be more free and open. Learn to adapt to various situations. TOP
To dream that you are in college indicates that you are going through some social or cultural changes. You want to expand your knowledge and awareness. It also suggests that now is a good time for you to experiment and try new things. If you had gone to college in your past, then also consider your personal experiences and memories of your college days. However, if you are currently in college, then it may be a reflection of your current surroundings. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you will achieve your goals through perseverance and hard work. You may be going through a period of stress in your life. TOP
To see a computer in your dream symbolizes technology, information, and modern life. New areas of opportunities are being opened to you. Alternatively, computers represent a lack of individuality and lack of emotions and feelings. Too often, you are just going along with the flow, without voicing your own opinions and views. You may also feel a depreciated sense of superiority.
To dream that your computer has a mind of its own denotes anxiety about technology and loss of control. You are feeling overwhelmed and that you are at the mercy of another.
To dream that a computer has a virus or has crashed suggests that something in your life that is out of control. It may parallel something in your life that has come to a crashing end. TOP
To see or sit at your desk in your dream suggests that you are evaluating and weighing your problems. It is indicative of self-exploration and discovery. If you are at someone else's desk, then it symbolizes a lack of confidence in your own abilities.
To dream that your desk is cluttered indicates that you need to prioritize and reorganize aspects of your life. If the desk is cleaned out, then it suggests that you need to find more productive ways to spend your time. Pick up a new hobby. TOP
To dream that you are in a dormitory represents the value you place on knowledge and education. You believe that you are constantly learning, even when you are in the classroom. If you are currently a college student who live in a dormitory, then this symbol may just be a reflection of your current surroundings and hold similar meaning as a house. TOP
To dream that you are taking an exam signifies insecurities, fear of not meeting others' expectations, and fear of failure. TOP
*For an in depth analysis, click on Common Dreams: Exam.
To dream that you are in or join a fraternity symbolizes brotherhood, camaraderie and/or personal growth. If you are in a fraternity in your waking life, then the dream may just be a reflection of the waking relationship and bear no special significance.
To see fraternity members in your dream may be a metaphor that you need to be more open or friendly.
To see your grade in your dream represents how well you are doing in life's lesson and how your are progressing through each stage in your life. Consider the significance of the letter. Perhaps it refers to someone's initials. TOP
To dream that you are at a graduation represents your achievements. You are successfully transitioning to a higher level and moving forward to important things.
To dream that you do not have enough units or credits to graduate suggests that you are not giving yourself enough credit to your successes and achievements. You are short-changing yourself of your accomplishments.
To dream that you forget your graduation means that you are not mentally prepared for the next phase of your life. You are subconsciously trying to hold yourself back. TOP
To dream that you are studying grammar suggests difficulties in getting your point across and communicating your ideas. TOP
To dream that you are in a gymnasium indicates that you need to apply what you learned and incorporate it into your daily life. Alternatively, the gym may be telling you that you need to get more exercise. TOP
To dream about high school refers to the bonds and friendships that you made while you were in high school. What spiritual lessons have you learned? The dream may also be telling you that you need to start preparing for the real world.
To dream that you have to repeat high school suggests that you are doubting your accomplishments and the goals that you have already completed. You feel that you may not be measuring up to the expectation of others. The dream may occur because some recent situation may have awakened old anxieties and insecurities. TOP
To see a highlighter marker in your dream represents enlightenment. There is something that you need to pay closer attention to. Consider what you are highlighting and the significance of the message. TOP
To dream that you are at a homecoming event suggests that you need to acknowledge the past and recognize those former relationships that has brought you to where you are today. Perhaps you need to express some gratitude to those who supported you along the way. Alternatively the dream may be a pun on "coming home" or returning home. TOP
To dream that you are being homeschooled symbolizes an important lesson that you can only learn from your parents or from some aspect of your home life. Alternatively, to dream of homeschooling refers to some area where you need to better focus your attention. TOP
To dream that you are doing homework symbolizes the lessons that have learned or are learning. Pay attention to the assignment in your dream and figure out how it can be applied to your waking life. Alternatively, the dream represents your anxieties about your ability and performance. If you have a homework assignment that is due in real life, then the dream may just be your preoccupation and worry over the assignment. TOP
To dream that you are playing hookie from school or work suggests that you are trying to "ditch" or avoid some responsibility. You are not owning up to your duties. It also denotes self guilt. TOP
To see or use a laptop in your dream represents your need to reach out and communicate with others in any circumstance.
To dream that your laptop is missing or stolen indicates that you are relying too much on your social network. You need to try and make it on your own abilities and merit. TOP
To dream that you are late signifies your fear of change and your ambivalence about seizing an opportunity. You may feel unready, unworthy, or unsupported in your current circumstances. Additionally, you may be overwhelmed or conflicted with decisions about your future. Time is running out and you no longer have time to accomplish all the things you want. Alternatively, being late in your dream could be telling you that it is better late than never. TOP
To dream that you are learning something signifies your never-ending quest in acquiring knowledge. You are seeking a deeper knowledge and a deeper understanding of yourself.
To dream that you are in a place of learning represents your success and your rise to distinction. TOP
To dream that you are giving a lecture suggests that you are becoming somewhat of a bore. You need to improve your communications skills. Alternatively, your dream may serve as a continuation of your intellectual thinking, carried over from your waking hours.
To dream that you are listening to a lecture indicates that you need to do some research and weigh out your options before making a decision on some matter. TOP
To see letters of the alphabet in your dream symbolize any object, animal, place associated with or resembling that particular letter. For example, the letter "T" may refer to a type intersection in a road. Alternatively, you may still be trying to understand some concept or emotion that is still in the primitive stages. TOP
For significance of other letters, please refer to Dream Moods' Dream Themes: Alphabet
To dream that you are in a library signifies your search for knowledge and your hunger for ideas. You may be trying to seek out new meanings to life. You need to study and evaluate your situation before taking action. If the library is disorganized, then it suggests that too much information is coming at you at the same time. You are having difficulty sorting it all out.
To dream that you cannot find a book in the library or that the book you are looking for is already checked out suggests that a certain aspect of your self is lacking enrichment or is under developed.
To see a library in your dream symbolizes the knowledge you have accumulated over the years. TOP
To dream that you are in a locker room suggests that you need time to cool off and calm down. You are involved in some tough competition or are trying to overcome. Perhaps you are trying to pursue a love interest. TOP
To see or carry a lunch box in your dream represents stored energy. You are preparing for some important event. Alternatively, the dream refers to your day to day support system. Consider the significance of the contents in the lunch box. If the lunch box is empty, then it means that you are lacking spiritual enrichment and enlightenment in some area of your life. TOP
To dream about math indicate that you are evaluating a situation in your waking life where you need to be more rational in your thinking. Try not to act on your emotions.
To dream that you are unable to solve a math problem or equation parallels a waking problem where you may be confused about. The dream may offer a hint toward a new approach to this waking problem. Something does not add up in your life. TOP
To see or play on the monkey bars in your dream denotes the carefree nature of childhood. Alternatively, it represents your strength, competence, determination and ability to achieve your goals. Don't give up. TOP
To see or wear a mortarboard in your dream represents education and learning. It also refers to your achievements. Perhaps there is a lesson that you need to learn. TOP
To read or write a note in your dream suggests that there is an important message that you need to convey. There is something that you need to let others know.
To dream that you are passing notes symbolize your pursuit for knowledge and information.
To see musical notes in your dream represent harmony or disharmony in your waking life, depending on whether the musical note was a sharp note or flat note. TOP
To see a notebook or notepad in your dream represents things that you need to keep track of and stay on top of. It may indicate emotions and issues that you have overlooked in your waking hours. Consider the contents of the notebook. TOP
To see a pen in your dream signifies self-expression and communication. Consider also the phrase of how the pen is mightier than the sword. TOP
To see a pencil in your dream indicates that you are making a temporary impact in a situation. It may also suggest that a relationship will not last long.
To dream that you are sharpening a pencil suggests that you need to be more flexible in your way of thinking. Listen to what others have to say; don't be so quick to reject their views and opinions. Alternatively, to sharpen a pencil means that you need to make your best offer in some business deal. Perhaps the dream is trying to offer you some professional advice on how to close a deal.
To dream that you have pencil lead stuck in your fingers implies that you need to start putting your words into action. TOP
To dream that you are popular signifies your desires to be liked and recognized. You want others to look up to you. Alternatively, the dream represents your insecurities. You are looking for some reaffirmation, encouragement and approval from others. TOP
To see a professor in your dream symbolizes higher learning and wisdom. You will have prominence in some field. TOP
To dream that you are at a prom signals an end to something and the beginning of something else. It refers to cycles and the passage of time. Alternatively, the dream may just be about your anticipation of your own upcoming prom in real life. TOP
To see a report card in your dream symbolizes how you are performing in various aspects of your waking life. You may be questioning your job or your abilities. If you are still in school, then the dream may represent your anxieties about your grades. Also consider the significance of the specific letters or grades on the report card. TOP
To see a schedule in your dream suggests that you need better planning and organization in your life. Lay out your agenda, your goals and what you want to accomplish. TOP
To dream that you are in school signifies feelings of inadequacy and childhood insecurities that have never been resolved. It may relate to anxieties about your performance and abilities. If you are still in school and dream about school, then the dream may just be a reflection of your daily life and has no special significance.
Alternatively, a dream that takes place in school may be a metaphor for the lessons that you are learning from your waking life. You may be going through a "spiritual learning" experience.
To dream that you are looking for a school suggests that you need to expand your knowledge and learning. To dream that you are at a new school means that you are feeling out of place in some situation. Or perhaps there is a new lesson that you need to learn.
To dream that you are running away from school means that you are not being receptive to new ideas and viewpoints. You have not learned from your past mistakes.
To dream that your childhood school is in ruins suggests that you are dwelling on some unresolved childhood issue. Alternatively, the dream represents the passage of time. You need to look toward the future instead of reliving the past. TOP
To see or carry a school bag in your dream represents your hopes, desires, and secrets. It may also be symbolic of the knowledge you have acquired over the years. Alternatively, a school bag signifies the emotional baggage and responsibilities that you are carrying around and weighing you down. TOP
To see or ride a school bus in your dream suggests that you are about to venture on an important life journey needed for your own personal growth.
To dream that you drive a school bus indicates that you like to take charge of others and watch out for their best interest. TOP
To see a game score in your dream symbolizes your successes or failures depending if your team won or lost.
To dream that you score signifies some sexual conquest. TOP
To see a scoreboard in your dream represents how you are doing in life and how you compare to others. How are you measuring up? Consider the significance of the specific numbers or digits on the scoreboard. TOP
To dream that you are in or join a sorority signifies personal growth and social changes that you are experiencing in your life. You need to expand your awareness and knowledge. The dream is also symbolic of the bounds of sisterhood and togetherness. If you are in a sorority in your waking life, then the dream may just be a reflection of the waking relationship and bear no special significance. TOP
To dream that you are spelling a word suggests that you are trying to understand a difficult idea by breaking it down into smaller parts.
To dream that you cannot spell indicates that you are having difficulties attacking a problem in your life. TOP
To dream that you are a student indicates that you need better understanding of something. There is some learning you need to do in order to get ahead in life. If you are a student in real life, then the dream may just be a reflection of who you are and bear no significance. TOP
To dream that you are studying signifies that your intellect and knowledge will catapult you into a path of success and wealth. Alternatively, studying indicates that you need to study more or increase your self-knowledge. TOP
To see your teacher (past or present) in your dream suggests that you are seeking some advice, guidance, or knowledge. You are heading into a new path in life and are ready to learn by example or from a past experience. Consider your own personal experiences with that particular teacher. What subject was taught? Alternatively, a teacher relates to issues with authority and seeking approval. You may be going through a situation in your waking life where you feel that you are being treated like a student or in which you feel you are being put to a test. Also pay attention to the demeanor and attitude of the teacher in your dream. If the teacher in your dream is mean, then it implies that you may be putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed.
To dream that you are a teacher indicates that you are in a position of disseminating your knowledge and wisdom to others. The dream may imply how you are "teaching someone a lesson" and giving them a hard time about something. If you are a teacher in real life, then the dream is just a reflection of who you are and is about your work.
To dream that you are having sex with a teacher implies that there are still things you need to learn when it comes to sex. TOP
To dream that you are taking a test indicates that you are being put to the test or being scrutinized in some way. If you fail the test, then it suggests that you are feeling inadequate or insecure about some aspect of your waking life. If you ace the test, then it means that you are prepared and ready for the task at hand. There is also the notion that if you visualize success, than you will achieve success. Thus, this dream may be a "practice exercise" for you to visualize success in your real life. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on "feeling testy" and irritated. TOP
*Please see Dream Moods' Common Dreams: Exam.
To dream that you are a tutor suggests that you need to share and impart your knowledge on others. Alternatively, the dream may also be a pun on "toot her". In other words, you need to get the attention of some girl.
To see or have a tutor in your dream indicates that you are seeking some personal advice or guidance. There is something that you still need to learn. TOP
To dream that you are a valedictorian symbolizes your accomplishments and the high goals you have set for yourself. You are reflecting back on your success. TOP
To dream that you are writing signifies communication with someone or with your conscious mind. Alternatively, writing refers to an error in judgment or a mistake that you have made. The dream may also be a metaphor that you are "right" or that your political views are right leaning.
To see ancient writings in your dream suggests that there is something you need to learn and understand from the past. TOP
To see your yearbook in your dream represents the old friends or old flames that you have lost touch with over the years. The dream may also serve to bring you back to a time where you had less responsibilities and less worries. Consider if anybody signed your yearbook and the messages written as it may provide some important advice to follow. TOP