SWIMMING

(see Sports, Water) Water represents the intuitive nature and the subconscious. The movement through this liquid indicates either a willingness to traverse hidden portions of the self, or focusing on a defined aspect of subconsciousness as the goal of your swim. Success in a situation in which you were asked effectively to “sink or swim.” […]

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SWORD

(see Knife, Weapons) Jung felt that this represented the conscious ego seeking freedom and singularity, separate from one’s place of origin or core group. A tool that can help or harm. Just as the sword Excalibur could inflict wounds or keep a nation strong, swords represent all the things we have at our disposal—talents, knowledge, […]

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SWALLOW

(see Birds, Feathers, Wings) The arrival of this bird in spring makes it an envoy of hope and new opportunities. In heraldry, the swallow represents conscientious attention to duty. China: A symbol for daring and fearlessness. Also a stern protector of marital fidelity. Biblical (Old Testament): Communications, sometimes those with little meaning. In this setting, […]

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SWAMP

(see Sinking, Water) The current situation you’re encountering has a weak foundation that simply won’t endure over time. Rethink your approach here, and rebuild on sturdier ground. The situation around you is murky and confusing, and there seems to be little if any insight on which to draw. In this instance, taking yourself away to […]

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SWAN

(see Birds, Feathers, Wings) A recognition of finality and ending (e.g., “singing one’s swan song”). Among Hindus, this bird is interchangeable with the goose, representing creative origination and the breath of life. The Celts regarded the swan as a solar bird that was beneficent and a shape-shifter. In a dream, this can relate to your […]

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SWELLING

Having an overinflated ego on a specific matter. Tlie exact location of the swelling will delineate this dream further. Self-originated obstacles that slow down any progress you hope to make. Any matter that gets out of control, especially those things caused by emotional poisons like anger, bitterness, and jealousy. Something or someone that has infected […]

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SUFFOCATION

The inability to express yourself as freely or honestly as you might wish (see Choking). Being unsatisfied and unfulfilled by your present situation to the point where this slowly “kills” creativity or individuality. Being overwhelmed by restrictions imposed upon you by others, your culture, society, or religion. If you see yourself suffocating someone else, this […]

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SUN

(see Candle, Gold, Fire, Health, Red, Torch) The masculine nature. Many ancient gods were affiliated with, or represented as, the sun, including Apollo in Greece and Ra in Egypt (see Icons, Men). Noontime: A fullness of conscious awareness or rationality. You can trust that your current course of reasoning is “right on” (see Time). Sunrise […]

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STORYTELLERS

(see Books, Fables) The preservation of history, culture, religion, or central truths. Among many civilizations, this person equated to the medieval bard, or Hebrew cantor, who by their talents kept an oral legacy for a specific group alive. In interpreting such a dream, consider what story is told, bv and to whom, and how it […]

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