Dreams of Valleys, Vibrations, and Vegetables
~ Dream symbols and archetypes popular in every culture. Reach into the ancestral and ancient artifacts of your dreams!
Dreams of vaccination or dreams of a needle from that vaccination, has a reference to a feeling of fear, the unknown or being a victim. Vaccinations also have a reference to protection. Are you giving the vaccination? Then you are offering protection to someone in some way. Are you receiving the vaccination? Then you are the one seeking protection.
Also referred to as a Dorje, it is the Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. It is a symbolic ritual object that symbolizes both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). The vajra is used symbolically by the Dharma traditions of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power. The use of the vajra as a symbolic and ritual tool spread from India along with Indian religion and culture to other parts of East and Southeast Asia. Made up of several parts, the center is a sphere which represents Sunyata, or primordial nature of the universe, is the underlying unity of all things. Emerging from the sphere are two eight petaled lotus flowers. One represents the material world while the other represents the spritual world. This is one of the fundamental dichotomies which are perceived by the enlightened. The physical manifestation of the vajra, is the male organ. Arranged equally around the mouth of the lotus are two, four, or eight creatures which are called makaras. These are mythological half-fish, half-crocodile creatures made up of two or more animals, often representing the union of opposites. From the mouths of the makaras come tongues which come together in a point. The five pronged vajra (with four makaras, plus a central prong) is the most commonly seen vajra. There is an elaborate system of correspondences between the five elements. One important correspondence is between the five poisons with the five wisdoms. The five poisons are the mental states that obscure the original purity of a being’s mind, while the five wisdoms are the five most important aspects of the enlightened mind.
Each of the five wisdoms are also associated with five Buddhas.
Five Poisons: desire, anger (hatred), delusion, greed (pride), envy
Five Wisdoms: wisdom of individuality (discriminating wisdom), mirror-like wisdom, reality wisdom, wisdom of equanimity, all-accomplishing wisdom
Five Buddhas: Amitabha, Akshobhya, Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amoghasiddhi
The official “holiday of love”, Valentines can have a positive or negative connotation depending on your association with it. Dreams of being rejected or turned down on this day is often synonymous with your current feelings about love. The opposite can also be true. Dreams of love and affection can reference your own personal feeling about a current relationship or intended one.
In Norse mythology, a valkyrie chooser of the slain is one of a host of female figures (angel, goddess, guardian) who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the Goddess Freyja’s afterlife, the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the God Odin. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.
Like the triquetra, the Vulknut or Triskele symbol is made up of three interlocking triangles. The vulknut has been found on rune stones in Northern Europe and on early carvings. It presumably had pagan religious meaning and it bears a resemblance to the tripod of life. This is a symbol associated with Viking God, Odin. The name translates to Knot of the Slain or the Knot of Death. It would ensure reincarnation of the spirit of the warriors who fought to protect and serve.
Valleys are the low-lying areas between the hills or mountains. Sometimes, in our lives, we find ourselves “in between” the hills and mountains, searching for answers or ways to move upward and closer to the sun. In a spiritual sense, being in a valley represents “an elongated depression” or times in our lives that are fearful or uncertain.
Like the bio-rhythms of our emotions, we all experience peaks and valleys and this is a very normal journey. Of course, walking along the mountain crest would be ideal, but if we did not experience these valleys, we would never know true joy. It is ok to be low and in solitude, as this offers us greater time for reflection and reconnection to your selves.
This legendary creature, conceptualized as once human, and now immortal, living in a tomb and coming out only at night to suck the blood of other animals and humans, which then become blood sucking vampires themselves, has been wide spread storytelling in Europe, Russia and Asia for centuries. It has been instilled into the psych of humans around the world. So it is not unsual to see these creatures in our dream lives as well. To see a vampire in your dream symbolizes sensuality and seduction as well as fear. The vampire represents a dangerous mix of civilized nobility and yet aggression and ferocity. It may depict someone in your waking life whose charm may ultimately prove harmful. Deep down inside, you know that this person is bad for you, yet you are still drawn to him or her. Vampires also sometimes relate to decisions about sex and losing your virginity. Alternatively, to see a vampire suggests that you are feeling physically or emotionally drained.
The term energy vampire often refers to some people, by their very presence, who seem to drain the energy of those unprotected people around them. They will often associate with a victim who exhibits the classic signs of this drain. General debility, lack of motivation and energy, an emaciated physique, a pallid complexion, and an overall sense of weakness are typically seen or felt. These victims also tended to be highly suggestible people. Therefore, the vampire may also be symbolic of someone who is addicted to drugs or someone in an obsessive relationship. To dream that you are a vampire signifies that you are sucking the life energy out of others for your own selfish benefit.
Dreaming of vegetables often shows a concern about nutrition. It can be either end of the spectrum, depending if the vegetables are healthy, hearty and abundant or dried, under nourished or poor quality. The shape of the vegetable may suggest a sexual connotation, based on the context of the dream. If you see a table loaded down with fresh and cooked vegetables and this makes you hungry it denotes you are lacking in some nutrient or vitamin that your body needs to maintain itself, the one vegetable that is featured in your dream will give you a clue as to which one it is. See also, fruit.
Dreams about vehicles have the reference to speed, power, control and must be looked at individually. What is the vehicle? Going fast or slow? At a stand still or have you crashed? Are you being driven or doing the driving? See an entire list of vehicles here.
Vertical Line: (see also, Symbols)
It is man, who stands upright and therefore, the vertical line is symbolic of the physical world. Representing man, the Tree of Life, the phallus, as well as the soul striving to reach upward towards the heavens, the vertical line is one of the natural, sacred symbols that is the basis for all symbols.
Vesica Piscis: (see also, Symbols)
The Vesica Piscis is a shape that is the intersection of two circles with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the perimeter of the other. The vesica piscis has mystical references throughout history. It has been seen as important in some forms of the Kabbalah. It has been interpreted as a yonic symbol, a traditional interpretation to the female genitals. The total solar eclipse inspires images of the vesica piscis. Ancient Egyptians practiced sacred geometry based on this shape. Architects and artists copied the solar eclipse/vesica piscis and its mathematics in their sacred buildings and artwork to reflect their religious beliefs. This tradition was passed on through the centuries by the Freemasons. The cover of the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England depicts a version of the vesica piscis design. The vesica piscis is also considered the proper shape for the enclosure of the seals of Masonic lodges. The Vesica Piscis is also used as proportioning system in architecture, in particular Gothic architecture.