Eva Sylwester

Eva Sylwester

Eva Sylwester has been fascinated with the interpretation of dreams since middle school. She got a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from the University of Oregon in 2007. After that, she began exploring astrology and other new frontiers in spirituality. In her approach, the goal of dream interpretation is to help the dreamer articulate their own intuition. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

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People often learn when they are children that they must handle glass carefully because it can break easily. Dreaming of broken glass may therefore be associated with feelings of failure that you did not do a good enough job handling something fragile.

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Jail is a complicated topic in the waking world because it is hard to figure out who deserves to be there and for how long. It is society’s imperfect effort to handle the fact that sometimes people do things that hurt others, and it can be a challenge to deliver justice without causing more hurt in the process.

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A dream of rape, sexual assault, or sexual molestation can be troubling. Sometimes it is associated with a similar experience you have had in waking life. If you have not had these specific experiences in waking life, however, they may still appear in your dreams if another situation causes you to feel a similar sense of powerlessness.

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Whether you love guns or hate them, guns are undoubtedly a powerful symbol. Your gun dream, like guns in waking life, may ask you to look at how you and others in your life use the power available to you: do you use it to protect yourself, or do you use it to harm people?  

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Being shot is a scary, life-threatening experience. To have this experience in your dream might also be scary. The most obvious way that being shot is terrifying is the risk that you might die. More relevant to the interpretation of many dreams of getting shot, however, is a different fear: you are not in control of something that is happening to you.

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For some people, shooting a gun may be a routine part of their professional or recreational activities. Others may only have seen shooting on movies or TV shows. Either way, a dream where you are shooting puts you at the center of the action. When it is your finger on the trigger, you are responsible for whatever happens next – for better or for worse.

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Finding money is a common fantasy in waking life. Many people would like to find a wad of cash big enough to solve their financial problems.  If you dream of finding money, it might not be quite the same financially as finding money in waking life. It can, however, show that you are supported in ways you may not know about.

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Dreaming of a flood can be scary. In some cases, it can feel cleansing. Either way, flood dreams share much of their powerful symbolism with other water dreams.

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Some dreams are so scary that you wake up before the really scary thing that you seem to be heading toward happens. A dream of being attacked by a dog could be one of those dreams, and dog attack dreams often speak to the presence of a threat in your waking life as well.  

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Dreaming of vomiting can be disgusting or scary, as vomiting in waking life can be. The dream symbolism of vomiting is generally quite similar to what vomiting means for your body in waking life: you need to get rid of something that is bad for you.

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Some black snakes are scary, creepy animals. Others are more benign and even helpful. The meaning of a black snake in your dream really depends on the situation. These creatures carry great power that can be used for good or for bad.

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Some people think of their dreams as movies. If you see a mythical creature like a dragon in your dream, you might as well be watching the latest fantasy blockbuster. Your dream of a dragon can touch on this distinction between fantasy and reality. Any fantasy that is relatable, however, touches on real emotions, and your dragon dream can definitely speak to real conflicts in your life.