I’ve always been interested in dream interpretation. When I was in high school my best friend used to say that if you had dreams about fish in any way that meant someone you knew was pregnant or going to get pregnant.
From what I can tell, dream interpretation is really Freudian interpretation of symbols that seem to appear throughout human history. Then there are classic dreams that many people have (like the naked at school/work dream, or the one with your teeth falling out) that are supposed to mean the same thing for everyone. You’re afraid to expose yourself. You’re so stressed you’re gnashing your teeth in your dreams, etc.
So when I woke up from the weirdest dream on Sunday morning, I had to wonder what dream interpreters would think.
In the dream I was in some warehouse basement with my friends, who all happened to be women who look the the football coach from Glee. They were all crowded around a make-shift table playing cards and chatting.
Warehouse–To see a warehouse in your dream, represents stored energy or hidden resources. The warehouse also refers to memories. Alternatively, the warehouse means that you are putting your ambitions and goals on hold.
Women–To see a group of women talking in your dream, refers to some gossip.
All of a sudden, I have to admit to them that I’m pregnant. Which, apparently, I am. I feel nasty and guilty about being pregnant. One of them looks at me and says, “It’s twins.”
Pregnant–To dream that you are pregnant, symbolizes an aspect of yourself or some aspect of your personal life that is growing and developing. You may not be ready to talk about it or act on it. Being pregnant in your dream may also represent the birth of a new idea, direction, project or goal.
Twins–To see twins in your dream, signify ambivalence, dualities or opposites. It also represents security in business, faithfulness, and contentment with life. It may also mean that you are either in harmony with or in conflict between ideas and decisions.
Then all of a sudden my mom is there with me, and we’re at the top of the staircase that leads to the warehouse. Surrounding us was a bunch of men with chainsaws. I had to run downstairs and do something (I do not remember what), in order for the men with chainsaws to back off. Also, the stairwell was going to turn into circular saws if I didn’t do it in time.
Here’s an illustration:
Mother–To see your mother in your dream, represents the nurturing aspect of your own character. Mothers offer shelter, comfort, life, guidance and protection.
Staircase–To see a staircase in your dream, symbolizes change and transformation.
Chainsaw–To see a chainsaw in your dream, indicates that something drastic is about to happen. Success will only come about through willpower. Alternatively, it suggests that you get right to the heart of the matter quickly.
Then I woke up and was so freaking glad that I was back to normal and not pregnant. Whew. Dream pregnancies freak me out.
From what I can tell about my dream gossip is a hidden resource in my life, and I have new ideas that I’m ambivalent about. That, or an aspect of me is developing that I am either in harmony with or completely dissonant with.
Also, I am nurturing change or transformation that will happen quickly and drastically.
Sounds more like a fortune teller’s prediction than a dream.