Volume 92, Issue 45

Tuesday, November 24, 1998

sweet as it comes


From dreams to real life - some interpretations of common dreams

Falling – This can mean a number of things, but it often symbolizes some fear in the dreamer's life, such as fear of a moral lapse, job failure or sexual adequacy. Generally speaking, the further you fall, the harder you will hit bottom.

Nakedness – If you're having one of those dreams where you just plain forgot to wear clothes, it may forecast luck in the form of money or an improvement in circumstance. If everyone else forgot to wear clothes, be prepared to discover a deception by someone close to you.

Death – Contrary to what one might think, this is not a bad thing. It can mean a release from worries or an announcement of a birth. If you don't know the person who died, an inheritance may by headed your way.

Kiss– Like death, this has a multitude of meanings. If it was pleasant, then good things will come your way. If it was not so nice, be prepared for a minor illness or somewhat vexing experience. Kissing babies or small children suggests you will succeed in a difficult undertaking.

Water – Although this interpretation depends on the details of the dream itself, calm, clear water is generally a favourable omen, while rough and murky water suggests that difficulties lie ahead. A waterfall forecasts a happy rise in status, while running water predicts lasting happiness. Or perhaps you shouldn't drink quite so much beer before going to bed.

Lateness – If you dream of being late, your conscience is telling you not to make promises you can't keep. If others in your dream are late, you must curb your extravagances so as to avoid serious financial difficulty.

Exams – A classic "obstacle" dream, the meaning of this one is simple. If you failed the exam, you are being told your ambitions are beyond the scope of your ability. If you pass easily, you will comfortably achieve your goals.

Source: The Dreamer's Dictionary by Lady Steam Robinson and Tom Corbett.

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