Dreams of Witches, Water and Wells
~ Symbols and archetypes are popular in every culture. Reach into the ancestral and ancient artifacts of your dreams!
Wading is often referred to walking through ankle or knee deep water. Wading through water has two important elements in this dream. water and walking. The act of wading represents our relationships mostly to love and friendship. The degree of clarity of the water has a reference. Wading in clear water is a very good image as it shows luck in endeavors whether love or friendship. Clarity among the connection. Muddy water is a sign of uncertainty or loss. To dream of playing in the water suggests a wonderful love affair. If the water is murky the affair will be messy. Are you only ankle deep in water or in more trouble (knee deep) or are you up to your neck in it? A sense of drowning is a sense of being overwhelmed. The height of the water is the degree to which you have to struggle to work through the situation.
Dreaming about walking is about moving forward. If you are a free and easy wanderer then no obstacles will get in your way. This means you are good with dealing with challenges that come along on the path. Stumbling or struggling along the way shows hard work and strong drive will see you through your most difficult times. If you dream you are taking a walk through pleasant surroundings then you will enjoy success. If the path is strewn with obstacles, such as tress or brushes, you will experience challenging adversity. What time of day is it? The earlier the day the more visible to journey, the more later, the more possibilities of difficulties. Walking dreams can also be about unknown challenges. If you are unclear of the destination then this often equals your confusion or uncertainty in life or a decision.
Dreaming of a wall, blocking your way, relates to obstacles either financially or romantically. If you see your friend or partner on one side of a wall and you on the other, it signifies one (or many) long and pointless challenges. Climbing over a wall indicates the overcoming of an obstacle and walking along the top of a wall indicates your ability to move between the fine line of the conscious and unconscious.
The wand is rich in symbolism and it starts with the vertical line. 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 to the heavens. One of the natural sacred symbols that is the basis for all symbols. The wand is a symbol for anyone who aspires to a position of authority and power. Popes, witches, wizards, druids, bishops, and the monarchy all have their wands. The wand essentially connects man (or woman) to the spiritual world. The baton of the conductor conjures up the magic of music when it is waved. The magician produces profound trickery when his wand is waved, the dowsing wand or pendulum is yet another “wand” and a communicator with the unconscious. We see the wand in the healing power of the caduceus and in the Tarot, the Suit of Wands of the Minor Arcana are related to the element of fire. Wands represent inspiration, life force, motivation, power and desire. They are a phallic symbol. Wands also represent an extension of our subconscious and are a connection between the spiritual and material. Wands are associated with creativity, energy, passion, ambition and spirituality.
Water represents traits of, or is symbollic of our emotions. All life forms consist of water. It involves healing, compassion, reconciliation, friendship, de-stressing, insight, peace, sleep, dreams, intuition, and psychic abilities and health and beauty. In dreams, when we dream of water in a positive way, it represents a sensitive, caring and nurturing situation.
Water can be still, raging, wave-like, lapping up on a beach or dripping from a faucet. It is the ideal image for our emotions as well… anger, jealousy, grief, joy, excitement and love. Dreaming of water can represent our emotional needs, desires and capabilities. The more we try to hold on to water, the more it can elude us. Dreams of water can represent a sooth and calming stream, yet this same stream can cut through rock. With water, it must be looked at in relation to other symbols within your dream state. Where you standing in a pool of it? You could be flooded with emotions or situations out of your control. Are you drowning in it? You may not be able to “keep your head above water” in a real life situation. Are you floating down a peaceful river or sailing over it? This can mean a calm journey or happy, easy-peasy situation.
Dreaming of bodies of 1. water can indicate some interesting desires. How is it seen in your dream? The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire. How wet you get in crossing the water is indicative of the relative importance of your sex life. A lake in your dream can mean you are loyal to your friends and your lover. You are very reserved. An ocean can show you are spontaneous and like to please people. 2. Birth dreams relate to water as we are submerged in water for 9 months, the most sheltered and protective time of our lives. Water breaking can be the start of a very traumatic start into the world… such as giving birth or a dam breaking in our dreams. 2. Fountains, geysers and hoses can certainly indicate ejaculation or a sexual release, including the release of energy. 3. Tears in dreams can idicate the release of emotions such as anger, grief or prolonged sadness. Many people are taught that it is not good to cry in public and therefore the release of tears in our dreams can show this trapped emotion. Is this an emotion of yours that is trying to be outwardly expressed?
Universal symbol for emotions. How water behaves in a dream always is significant. Rising water indicates rising emotions. Turbulent, choppy waters, in which a dreamer fears being swamped or drowning, symbolizes being overwhelmed emotionally. Tidal waves may symbolize specific threats that loom in the distance. Being caught in a swift moving current suggests being swept up in one’s emotions. Cloudy water suggests lack of emotional clarity, and fears of emotional contamination. Swimming or bathing peacefully in water symbolizes a comfortable immersion in one’s emotions. The ability to breathe underwater indicates accessibility to unconscious feelings and awareness. Dreaming of clear water is a sign of great good luck and prosperity, a dream of muddy water foretells sadness or sorry for the dreamer through hearing of an illness or death of someone he/she knows well. Dirty water warns of unscrupulous people who would bring you to ruin.
All water dreams, other then clear, has a bad omen connected to it and should be studied carefully and taken as a true waning.
Weather: (See Nature)
A werewolf, also known as a Lycanthrope is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or hybrid wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction such as a bite or scratch from another werewolf. With these transitions occurring during the full moon, these creature could neither see their reflection nor their shadow and not have any conscious thought of what would happen to them during this time of transformation. In dream therapy, this represents leaving behind the soul and conscience. It is the blatant disregard and disrespect of others without caring. (See also Wolf).
Wheel: (see also, Symbols)
Any symbol in a dream, must be looked at within the context of that dream. As symbols have many different meanings, it is best to discern how to interpret your dream by trying to understanding the connection between the symbol and it’s dream meaning. The wheel or circle, is the most Universal symbol ever. Understood and observed by every culture, religion and country, the wheel represents the circle of life. The difference between the wheel and the circle, is that the wheel turns. It is symbolic of life/death, birth/rebirth, sun/moon, the rotation of the planets and stars, cycles of the seasons, spirit of the cardinal directions, man’s own life cycle and life rhythm, the astrological zodiac, the wheel of Chinese animals and the Native American medicine wheel. The Dharma Wheel or Dharmacakra, is precious to all seekers of truth. Its eight spokes represent the eightfold path and its perfect circle symbolizes the fullness and perfection of Buddha’s teachings. The Wheel of Fortune is based on the Etruscan Goddess, Vortumna (she who turns the wheel). The Romans renamed her Fortuna. Man’s destiny, symbolized by the wheel, finds its balance between the 8 spokes, sometimes good fortune, sometimes bad fortune, but always striking a balance somewhere along the wheel. These 8 spokes traditionally represent the balance between passion/patience, riches/poverty, glory/humility, war/peace. The wheel is the male/sun and the female/moon. During the Yule season, burning wheels where rolled down high hills to represent the turning of time and the brightest light during the darkest night. The wheel was also believed by some cultures, such as the Hindu and Celtic, to actually be turned by a greater mystical power or God/Goddess.
Considered a talisman of good luck, this symbol is said to “catch” your dreams, bring good luck, and make your wishes come true. In Wiccan, witchcraft or magic, dried wishbones become a channel of good energy. Astrology links the wishbone to Sagittarius. Civilizations dating back to the 4th Century including Etruscans, Romans, Brits and Americans have held a turkey or chicken wishbone, then pulling the dry bone until it snaps in two (“lucky break”), with the winner ending up with the “head” of the bone. We still believe today that the winner’s wish or dream will come true. This dream is about taking chances. Dreaming of a wishbone is an unexpected gift.
The archetypal figure of the witch can symbolize feminine power for good or evil. A witch is associated with magic and a dream about a witch can often be about wishing you had the power to make radical changes in your life. A witch in your dream can represent some sort of evil or destruction. It may point to your negative ideas of anything feminine and your experiences with dangerous or heartless women. Depending on the context of your dream, a witch may also be a symbol of goodness, empowerment and magical enchantment. See also broom, cat, magic, owl, raven, wand.
Witch Stone: (See Hag Stone )
The wolf is a common symbol found in mythologies and cosmologies of people throughout Eurasia and North America. The wolf is a natural predator, and corresponds strongly to the association with danger and destruction, making it the symbol of the warrior on one hand, and that of the devil on the other. In many cultures, the identification of the warrior with the wolf (see totem) gave rise to the notion of Lycanthropy, the mythical or ritual identification of man and wolf. The wolf offers some striking significance in the realm of spirit animals. The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. This animal can also symbolize fear of being threatened and lack of trust. When the wolf shows up in your life, pay attention to what your intuition is telling you. (See also werewolf).
The sacred place where new life is created, it is the ultimate symbol of the archetype of Mother. A dream of the womb is often a call of safety, dependence and security. It is the deep, silent place of nuturing. Spiritually, it represents a place of contemplation, spiritual and physical growth and the power of potential. The cave is also symbol of a natural opening to Mother Earth and a place of hidden secrets and the mysteries of the Earth. The Sanskrit word for temple is the same word for womb. The Egyptian Ankh, is the same shape as the womb and represents the same cycle of life and rebirth.
If you dream of women in a group talking you will soon hear some good news and if you dream of them going through a store shopping you will soon see an increase in your spending power. Another interpretation of seeing women in a crowd was that you would soon be met with treachery and deceit. Dreaming of a woman with long hair represents your happiness, but if her hair is red, you will be persecuted. The belief in kissing a woman in your dreams is the equivalent of kissing lady luck; profits will abound. If you dream of seeing an elderly woman, bad luck may be upon you, where a pregnant woman will bring you good news. A dream of pregnant women is also a sign that you will be blessed with abundant wealth. When you dream of a naked woman it is associated with a vain belief in yourself or her and shame often follows. Women, throughout dream history have taken on many forms. From Eve tempting Adam, to Pandora opening the box, women are considered a specific archetype, associated as The Goddess, the Mermaid, the Maiden, the Mother, the Crone, the element of water and the Witch.