WORM

(see Animals, Diit) An alternative emblem for dragons and serpents, but on a smaller scale. Because the worm has no eyes, an alternative type of blindness dream in which you navigate the depths of self or earth with little to guide your way. A visual pun for someone who cannot be trusted, or whose actions […]

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WOUNDS

(see Blood, Healing, Physician, Salve, Surgery) Unresolved issues or an open emotional trauma that has not had time to heal. Infected wounds represent the festering of resentment and bitterness. Remember that these negative emotions produce nothing positive, and only hurt you. Find a constructive outlet for your feelings instead.

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WRAPPING PAPER

(see Box) What is the paper covering? This may represent portions of yourself that you have hidden, suppressed, or concealed for whatever reasons. If the paper is being removed in your dream, then you are likewise opening up those aspects for closer examination and eventual integration.

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WRESTLING

Your own struggle to survive in life’s never-ending ring. Conflicts that exist within your own psychological makeup that need to be resolved (e.g., “wrestling with your conscience”). Playful wrestling may symbolize sexual encounters.

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WRITING

(see Books, Billboard, Blackboard, Ink, Punctuation) Consider what the writing says, and to whom it’s addressed first. Very often the words are a message from your own subconscious or ego that need your attention. The creative process. Many writers tell me that they dream of writing things before they actually put pen to pad. Writing […]

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WOLF

(see Animals, Lycanthropy) Tilings that you fear about yourself, a situation, or others, and have been unwilling to face directly. Some type of obscured threat (e.g., the “wolf in sheep’s clothing”). In Freudian analysis, this threat is construed as sexual intimacy. The loss of innocence and naive outlooks. In fables, the emblem of evil craftiness […]

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WOMEN

Three appearing together: During the 1100s and before, writings from Norway, Sweden, and Iceland tell of the Vanir Cult. This was a group of Germanic people who followed fertility goddesses. From writings entitled Flateyjarbok, it seems the manifestation for these goddesses often came through dreams. Specifically, the women would appear as protectors, luck-bringers, and counselors. […]

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WOODPECKER

(see Birds, Feathers, Trees, Wings) An alternative emblem of the drum because of its rhythmic pecking. Among the English, Babylonians, and ancient Greeks, this bird was a weather prophet. What’s gathering on the horizon for you? Among Native Americans, the woodpecker represents the sacred rhythms of the earth, to which you are learning to listen. […]

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WOOL

(see Fabric, Sheep) Daydreaming or engaging in too much random thinking (e.g., “wool gathering”). Being naive about someone or something (e.g., “having the wool pulled over your eyes”). Soiled wool represents a lack of principle or derailed convictions. Biblically, white wool reflects spiritual purity.

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