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10,000 Dreams Interpreted
by Gustavus Hindman Miller
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To see a broken pump, signifies that the means of advancing in life will be absorbed by family cares. To the married and the unmarried, it intimates blasted energies.

If you work a pump, your life will be filled with pleasure and profitable undertakings.

Punch.

To dream of drinking the concoction called punch, denotes that you will prefer selfish pleasures to honorable distinction and morality.

To dream that you are punching any person with a club or fist, denotes quarrels and recriminations.

Pup.[178]

To dream of pups, denotes that you will entertain the innocent and hapless, and thereby enjoy pleasure. The dream also shows that friendships will grow stronger, and fortune will increase if the pups are healthful and well formed, and vice versa if they are lean and filthy.

[178] See Dogs and Hound Pups.

Purchases.

To dream of purchases usually augurs profit and advancement with pleasure.

Purse.[179]

To dream of your purse being filled with diamonds and new bills, denotes for you associations where "Good Cheer'' is the watchword, and harmony and tender loves will make earth a beautiful place.

[179] See Pocket-book.

Putty.

To dream of working in putty, denotes that hazardous chances will be taken with fortune.

If you put in a window-pane with putty, you will seek fortune with poor results.

Pyramid.

To dream of pyramids, denotes that many changes will come to you.

If you scale them, you will journey along before you find the gratification of desires. For the young woman, it prognosticates a husband who is in no sense congenial.

To dream that you are studying the mystery of the ancient pyramids, denotes that you will develop a love for the mysteries of nature, and you will become learned and polished.



Q.

"And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.''—Gen. xxviii., 12.

Quack Doctor.

To see a quack doctor in your dreams, denotes you will be alarmed over some illness and its improper treatment.

Quack Medicine.

To dream you take quack medicine, shows that you are growing morbid under some trouble, and should overcome it by industrious application to duty. To read the advertisement of it, foretells unhappy companions will wrong and distress you.

Quadrille.[180]

To dream of dancing a quadrille, foretells that some pleasant engagement will occupy your time.

[180] See Dancing.

Quagmire.

To dream of being in a quagmire, implies your inability to meet obligations. To see others thus situated, denotes that the failures of others will be felt by you. Illness is sometimes indicated by this dream.

Quail.

To see quails in your dream, is a very favorable omen, if they are alive; if dead, you will undergo serious ill luck.

To shoot quail, foretells that ill feelings will be shown by you to your best friends.

To eat them, signifies extravagance in your personal living.

Quaker.

To dream of a Quaker, denotes that you will have faithful friends and fair business. If you are one, you will deport yourself honorably toward an enemy.

For a young woman to attend a Quaker meeting, portends that she will by her modest manners win a faithful husband who will provide well for her household.

Quarantine.

To dream of being in quarantine, denotes that you will be placed in a disagreeable position by the malicious intriguing of enemies.

Quarrel.

Quarrels in dreams, portends unhappiness, and fierce altercations. To a young woman, it is the signal of fatal unpleasantries, and to a married woman it brings separation or continuous disagreements.

To hear others quarreling, denotes unsatisfactory business and disappointing trade.

Quarry.

To dream of being in a quarry and seeing the workmen busy, denotes that you will advance by hard labor.

An idle quarry, signifies failure, disappointment, and often death.

Quartette.

To dream of a quartette, and you are playing or singing, denotes favorable affairs, jolly companions, and good times.

To see or hear a quartette, foretells that you will aspire to something beyond you.

Quay.

To dream of a quay, denotes that you will contemplate making a long tour in the near future.

To see vessels while standing on the quay, denotes the fruition of wishes and designs.

Queen.[181]

To dream of a queen, foretells succesful{sic} ventures. If she looks old or haggard, there will be disappointments connected with your pleasures.

[181] See Empress.

Question.

To question the merits of a thing in your dreams, denotes that you will suspect some one whom you love of unfaithfulness, and you will fear for your speculations.

To ask a question, foretells that you will earnestly strive for truth and be successful.

If you are questioned, you will be unfairly dealt with.

Quicksand.

To find yourself in quicksand while dreaming, you will meet with loss and deceit.

If you are unable to overcome it, you will be involved in overwhelming misfortunes.

For a young woman to be rescued by her lover from quicksand, she will possess a worthy and faithful husband, who will still remain her lover.

Quills.

To dream of quills, denotes to the literary inclined a season of success.

To dream of them as ornaments, signifies a rushing trade, and some remuneration.

For a young woman to be putting a quill on her hat, denotes that she will attempt many conquests, and her success will depend upon her charms.

Quilts.

To dream of quilts, foretells pleasant and comfortable circumstances. For a young woman, this dream foretells that her practical and wise business-like ways will advance her into the favorable esteem of a man who will seek her for a wife.

If the quilts are clean, but having holes in them, she will win a husband who appreciates her worth, but he will not be the one most desired by her for a companion. If the quilts are soiled, she will bear evidence of carelessness in her dress and manners, and thus fail to secure a very upright husband.

Quinine.

To dream of quinine, denotes you will soon be possessed of great happiness, though your prospects for much wealth may be meager. To take some, foretells improvement in health and energy. You will also make new friends, who will lend you commercial aid.

Quinsy.

To dream of being afflicted with this disease, denotes discouraging employments.

To see others with it, sickness will cause you much anxiety.

Quoits. To play at quoits in dreams, foretells low engagements and loss of good employment. To lose, portends of distressing conditions.



R.

"And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying 'Jacob:' And I said, 'Here I am.' ''—Gen. xxxi, 11.

Rabbit.[182]

To dream of rabbits, foretells favorable turns in conditions, and you will be more pleased with your gains than formerly.

To see white rabbits, denotes faithfulness in love, to the married or single.

To see rabbits frolicing about, denotes that children will contribute to your joys.

[182] See Hare.

Raccoon.

To dream of a raccoon, denotes you are being deceived by the friendly appearance of enemies.

Race.

To dream that you are in a race, foretells that others will aspire to the things you are working to possess, but if you win in the race, you will overcome your competitors.

Rack.

To dream of a rack, denotes the uncertainty of the outcome of some engagement which gives you much anxious thought.

Racket.

To dream of a racket, denotes that you will be foiled in some anticipated pleasure. For a young woman, this dream is ominous of disappointment in not being able to participate in some amusement that has engaged her attention.

Radish.

To dream of seeing a bed of radishes growing, is an omen of good luck. Your friends will be unusually kind, and your business will prosper.

If you eat them, you will suffer slightly through the thoughtlessness of some one near to you.

To see radishes, or plant them, denotes that your anticipations will be happily realized.

Raffle.

If you dream of raffling any article, you will fall a victim to speculation.

If you are at a church raffle, you will soon find that disappointment is clouding your future. For a young woman, this dream means empty expectations.

Raft.

To dream of a raft, denotes that you will go into new locations to engage in enterprises, which will prove successful.

To dream of floating on a raft, denotes uncertain journeys. If you reach your destination, you will surely come into good fortune.

If a raft breaks, or any such mishap befalls it, yourself or some friend will suffer from an accident, or sickness will bear unfortunate results.

Rage.

To be in a rage and scolding and tearing up things generally, while dreaming, signifies quarrels, and injury to your friends.

To see others in a rage, is a sign of unfavorable conditions for business, and unhappiness in social life.

For a young woman to see her lover in a rage, denotes that there will be some discordant note in their love, and misunderstandings will naturally occur.

Railing.

To dream of seeing railings, denotes that some person is trying to obstruct your pathway in love or business.

To dream of holding on to a railing, foretells that some desperate chance will be taken by you to obtain some object upon which you have set your heart. It may be of love, or of a more material form.

Railroad.

If you dream of a railroad, you will find that your business will need close attention, as enemies are trying to usurp you.

For a young woman to dream of railroads, she will make a journey to visit friends, and will enjoy some distinction.

To see an obstruction on these roads, indicates foul play in your affairs.

To walk the cross ties of a railroad, signifies a time of worry and laborious work.

To walk the rails, you may expect to obtain much happiness from your skilful manipulation of affairs.

To see a road inundated with clear water, foretells that pleasure will wipe out misfortune for a time, but it will rise, phoenix like, again.

Rain.

To be out in a clear shower of rain, denotes that pleasure will be enjoyed with the zest of youth, and prosperity will come to you.

If the rain descends from murky clouds, you will feel alarmed over the graveness of your undertakings.

To see and hear rain approaching, and you escape being wet, you will succeed in your plans, and your designs will mature rapidly.

To be sitting in the house and see through the window a downpour of rain, denotes that you will possess fortune, and passionate love will be requited.

To hear the patter of rain on the roof, denotes a realization of domestic bliss and joy. Fortune will come in a small way.

To dream that your house is leaking during a rain, if the water is clear, foretells that illicit pleasure will come to you rather unexpectedly; but if filthy or muddy, you may expect the reverse, and also exposure.

To find yourself regretting some duty unperformed while listening to the rain, denotes that you will seek pleasure at the expense of another's sense of propriety and justice.

To see it rain on others, foretells that you will exclude friends from your confidence.

For a young woman to dream of getting her clothes wet and soiled while out in a rain, denotes that she will entertain some person indiscreetly, and will suffer the suspicions of friends for the unwise yielding to foolish enjoyments.

To see it raining on farm stock, foretells disappointment in business, and unpleasantness in social circles.

Stormy rains are always unfortunate.

Rainbow.

To see a rainbow in a dream, is prognostic of unusual happenings. Affairs will assume a more promising countenance, and crops will give promise of a plentiful yield.

For lovers to see the rainbow, is an omen of much happiness from their union.

To see the rainbow hanging low over green trees, signifies unconditional success in any undertaking.

Raisins.

To dream of eating raisins, implies that discouragements will darken your hopes when they seem about to be realized.

Rake.

To dream of using a rake, portends that some work which you have left to others will never be accomplished unless you superintend it yourself.

To see a broken rake, denotes that sickness, or some accident will bring failure to your plans.

To see others raking, foretells that you will rejoice in the fortunate condition of others.

Ram.[183]

To dream that a ram pursues you, foretells that some misfortune threatens you.

To see one quietly grazing denotes that you will have powerful friends, who will use their best efforts for your good.

[183] See Sheep and Lamb.

Ramble.

To dream that you are rambling through the country, denotes that you will be oppressed with sadness, and the separation from friends, but your worldly surroundings will be all that one could desire. For a young woman, this dream promises a comfortable home, but early bereavement.

Ramrod.

To dream of a ramrod, denotes unfortunate adventures. You will have cause for grief. For a young woman to see one bent or broken, foretells that a dear friend or lover will fail her.

Ransom.

To dream that a ransom is made for you, you will find that you are deceived and worked for money on all sides. For a young woman, this is prognostic of evil, unless some one pays the ransom and relieves her.

Rape.

To dream that rape has been committed among your acquaintances, denotes that you will be shocked at the distress of some of your friends.

For a young woman to dream that she has been the victim of rape, foretells that she will have troubles, which will wound her pride, and her lover will be estranged.

Rapids.

To imagine that you are being carried over rapids in a dream, denotes that you will suffer appalling loss from the neglect of duty and the courting of seductive pleasures.

Raspberry.

To see raspberries in a dream, foretells you are in danger of entanglements which will prove interesting before you escape from them.

For a woman to eat them, means distress over circumstantial evidence in some occurrence causing gossip.

Rat.[184]

To dream of rats, denotes that you will be deceived, and injured by your neighbors. Quarrels with your companions is also foreboded.

To catch rats, means you will scorn the baseness of others, and worthily outstrip your enemies.

To kill one, denotes your victory in any contest.

[184] See Mice.

Rat-trap.[185]

To dream of falling into a rat-trap, denotes that you will be victimized and robbed of some valuable object.

To see an empty one, foretells the absence of slander or competition.

A broken one, denotes that you will be rid of unpleasant associations.

To set one, you will be made aware of the designs of enemies, but the warning will enable you to outwit them.

[185] See Mouse-trap.

Rattan Cane.

To dream of a rattan cane, foretells that you will depend largely upon the judgment of others, and you should cultivate independence in planning and executing your own affairs.

Rattle.

To dream of seeing a baby play with its rattle, omens peaceful contentment in the home, and enterprises will be honorable and full of gain. To a young woman, it augurs an early marriage and tender cares of her own.

To give a baby a rattle, denotes unfortunate investments.

Raven.[186]

To dream of a raven, denotes reverse in fortune and inharmonious surroundings. For a young woman, it is implied that her lover will betray her.

[186] See Crow.

Razor.

To dream of a razor, portends disagreements and contentions over troubles.

To cut yourself with one, denotes that you will be unlucky in some deal which you are about to make.

Fighting with a razor, foretells disappointing business, and that some one will keep you harassed almost beyond endurance.

A broken or rusty one, brings unavoidable distress.

Reading.

To be engaged in reading in your dreams, denotes that you will excel in some work, which appears difficult.

To see others reading, denotes that your friends will be kind, and are well disposed.

To give a reading, or to discuss reading, you will cultivate your literary ability.

Indistinct, or incoherent reading, implies worries and disappointments.

Reapers.[187]

To dream of seeing reapers busy at work at their task, denotes prosperity and contentment. If they appear to be going through dried stubble, there will be a lack of good crops, and business will consequently fall off.

To see idle ones, denotes that some discouraging event will come in the midst of prosperity.

To see a broken reaping machine, signifies loss of employment, or disappointment in trades.

[187] See Mowing.

Reception.[188]

To dream of attending a reception, denotes that you will have pleasant engagements. Confusion at a reception will work you disquietude.

[188] See Entertainment.

Refrigerator.

To see a refrigerator in your dreams, portends that your selfishness will offend and injure some one who endeavors to gain an honest livelihood.

To put ice in one, brings the dreamer into disfavor.

Register.

To dream that some one registers your name at a hotel for you, denotes you will undertake some work which will be finished by others.

If you register under an assumed name, you will engage in some guilty enterprise which will give you much uneasiness of mind.

Reindeer.

To dream of a reindeer, signifies faithful discharge of duties, and remaining staunch to friends in their adversity.

To drive them, foretells that you will have hours of bitter anguish, but friends will attend you.

Religion.

If you dream of discussing religion and feel religiously inclined, you will find much to mar the calmness of your life, and business will turn a disagreeable front to you.

If a young woman imagines that she is over religious, she will disgust her lover with her efforts to act ingenuous innocence and goodness.

If she is irreligious and not a transgressor, it foretells that she will have that independent frankness and kind consideration for others, which wins for women profound respect, and love from the opposite sex as well as her own; but if she is a transgressor in the eyes of religion, she will find that there are moral laws, which, if disregarded, will place her outside the pale of honest recognition. She should look well after her conduct. If she weeps over religion, she will be disappointed in the desires of her heart. If she is defiant, but innocent of offence, she will shoulder burdens bravely, and stand firm against deceitful admonitions.

If you are self-reproached in the midst of a religious excitement, you will find that you will be almost induced to give up your own personality to please some one whom you hold in reverent esteem.

To see religion declining in power, denotes that your life will be more in harmony with creation than formerly. Your prejudices will not be so aggressive.

To dream that a minister in a social way tells you that he has given up his work, foretells that you will be the recipient of unexpected tidings of a favorable nature, but if in a professional and warning way, it foretells that you will be overtaken in your deceitful intriguing, or other disappointments will follow.

(These dreams are sometimes fulfilled literally in actual life. When this is so, they may have no symbolical meaning. Religion is thrown around men to protect them from vice, so when they propose secretly in their minds to ignore its teachings, they are likely to see a minister or some place of church worship in a dream as a warning against their contemplated action. If they live pure and correct lives as indicated by the church, they will see little of the solemnity of the church or preachers.)

Rent.

To dream that you rent a house, is a sign that you will enter into new contracts, which will prove profitable.

To fail to rent out property, denotes that there will be much inactivity in business.

To pay rent, signifies that your financial interest will be satisfactory.

If you can't pay your rent, it is unlucky for you, as you will see a falling off in trade, and social pleasures will be of little benefit.

Reprieve.

To be under sentence in a dream and receive a reprieve, foretells that you will overcome some difficulty which is causing you anxiety.

For a young woman to dream that her lover has been reprieved, denotes that she will soon hear of some good luck befalling him, which will be of vital interest to her.

Reptile.

If a reptile attacks you in a dream, there will be trouble of a serious nature ahead for you. If you succeed in killing it, you will finally overcome obstacles.

To see a dead reptile come to life, denotes that disputes and disagreements, which were thought to be settled, will be renewed and pushed with bitter animosity.

To handle them without harm to yourself, foretells that you will be oppressed by the ill humor and bitterness of friends, but you will succeed in restoring pleasant relations.

For a young woman to see various kinds of reptiles, she will have many conflicting troubles. Her lover will develop fancies for others. If she is bitten by any of them, she will be superseded by a rival.

Rescue.

To dream of being rescued from any danger, denotes that you will be threatened with misfortune, and will escape with a slight loss.

To rescue others, foretells that you will be esteemed for your good deeds.

Resign.

To dream that you resign any position, signifies that you will unfortunately embark in new enterprises.

To hear of others resigning, denotes that you will have unpleaasant{sic} tidings.

Resurrection.

To dream that you are resurrected from the dead, you will have some great vexation, but will eventually gain your desires. To see others resurrected, denotes unfortunate troubles will be lightened by the thoughtfulness of friends

Resuscitate.

To dream that you are being resuscitated, denotes that you will have heavy losses, but will eventually regain more than you lose, and happiness will attend you.

To resuscitate another, you will form new friendships, which will give you prominence and pleasure.

Revelation.

To dream of a revelation, if it be of a pleasant nature, you may expect a bright outlook, either in business or love; but if the revelation be gloomy you will have many discouraging features to overcome.

Revenge.

To dream of taking revenge, is a sign of a weak and uncharitable nature, which if not properly governed, will bring you troubles and loss of friends.

If others revenge themselves on you, there will be much to fear from enemies.

Revival.[189]

To dream you attend a religious revival, foretells family disturbances and unprofitable engagements.

If you take a part in it, you will incur the displeasure of friends by your contrary ways.

[189] See Religion.

Revolver.[190]

For a young woman to dream that she sees her sweetheart with a revolver, denotes that she will have a serious disagreement with some friend, and probably separation from her lover.

[190] See Pistol, Firearms, etc.

Rheumatism.

To feel rheumatism attacking you in a dream, foretells unexpected delay in the accomplishment of plans.

To see others so afflicted brings disappointments.

Rhinestones.

To dream of rhinestones, denotes pleasures and favors of short duration. For a young woman to dream that a rhinestone proves to be a diamond, foretells she will be surprised to find that some insignificant act on her part will result in good fortune.

Rhinoceros.

To dream that you see a rhinoceros, foretells you will have a great loss threatening you, and that you will have secret troubles. To kill one, shows that you will bravely overcome obstacles.

Rhubarb.

To dream of rhubarb growing, denotes that pleasant entertainments will occupy your time for a while.

To cook it, foretells spirited arguments in which you will lose a friend.

To eat it, denotes dissatisfaction with present employment.

Rib.

To dream of seeing ribs, denotes poverty and misery.

Ribbon.

Seeing ribbons floating from the costume of any person in your dreams, indicates you will have gay and pleasant companions, and practical cares will not trouble you greatly.

For a young woman to dream of decorating herself with ribbons, she will soon have a desirable offer of marriage, but frivolity may cause her to make a mistake. If she sees other girls wearing ribbons, she will encounter rivalry in her endeavors to secure a husband. If she buys them, she will have a pleasant and easy place in life. If she feels angry or displeased about them, she will find that some other woman is dividing her honors and pleasures with her in her social realm.

Rice.

Rice is good to see in dreams, as it foretells success and warm friendships. Prosperity to all trades is promised, and the farmer will be blessed with a bounteous harvest.

To eat it, signifies happiness and domestic comfort.

To see it mixed with dirt or otherwise impure, denotes sickness and separation from friends.

For a young woman to dream of cooking it, shows she will soon assume new duties, which will make her happier, and she will enjoy wealth.

Riches.[191]

To dream that you are possessed of riches, denotes that you will rise to high places by your constant exertion and attention to your affairs.

[191] See Wealth.

Riddles.

To dream that you are trying to solve riddles, denotes you will engage in some enterprise which will try your patience and employ your money.

The import of riddles is confusion and dissatisfaction.

Ride.

To dream of riding is unlucky for business or pleasure. Sickness often follows this dream.

If you ride slowly, you will have unsatisfactory results in your undertakings.

Swift riding sometimes means prosperity under hazardous conditions.

Riding School.

To attend a riding school, foretells some friend will act falsely by you, but you will throw off the vexing influence occasioned by it.

Ring.

To dream of wearing rings, denotes new enterprises in which you will be successful.

A broken ring, foretells quarrels and unhappiness in the married state, and separation to lovers.

For a young woman to receive a ring, denotes that worries over her lover's conduct will cease, as he will devote himself to her pleasures and future interest.

To see others with rings, denotes increasing prosperity and many new friends.

Ringworms.

To dream of having ringworms appear on you, you will have a slight illness, and some exasperating difficulty in the near future.

To see them on others, beggars and appeals for charity will beset you.

Riot.

To dream of riots, foretells disappointing affairs.

To see a friend killed in a riot, you will have bad luck in all undertakings, and the death, or some serious illness, of some person will cause you distress.

Rising.

To dream of rising to high positions, denotes that study and advancement will bring you desired wealth.

If you find yourself rising high into the air, you will come into unexpected riches and pleasures, but you are warned to be careful of your engagements, or you may incur displeasing prominence.

Rival.

To dream you have a rival, is a sign that you will be slow in asserting your rights, and will lose favor with people of prominence.

For a young woman, this dream is a warning to cherish the love she already holds, as she might unfortunately make a mistake in seeking other bonds.

If you find that a rival has outwitted you, it signifies that you will be negligent in your business, and that you love personal ease to your detriment.

If you imagine that you are the successful rival, it is good for your advancement, and you will find congeniality in your choice of a companion.

River.

If you see a clear, smooth, flowing river in your dream, you will soon succeed to the enjoyment of delightful pleasures, and prosperity will bear flattering promises.

If the waters are muddy or tumultuous, there will be disagreeable and jealous contentions in your life.

If you are water-bound by the overflowing of a river, there will be temporary embarrassments in your business, or you will suffer uneasiness lest some private escapade will reach public notice and cause your reputation harsh criticisms.

If while sailing upon a clear river you see corpses in the bottom, you will find that trouble and gloom will follow swiftly upon present pleasures and fortune.

To see empty rivers, denotes sickness and unusual ill-luck.

Road.

Traveling over a rough, unknown road in a dream, signifies new undertakings, which will bring little else than grief and loss of time.

If the road is bordered with trees and flowers, there will be some pleasant and unexpected fortune for you. If friends accompany you, you will be successful in building an ideal home, with happy children and faithful wife, or husband.

To lose the road, foretells that you will make a mistake in deciding some question of trade, and suffer loss in consequence.

Roast.

To see or eat roast in a dream, is an omen of domestic infelicity and secret treachery.

Rocket.

To see a rocket ascending in your dream, foretells sudden and unexpected elevation, successful wooing, and faithful keeping of the marriage vows.

To see them falling, unhappy unions may be expected.

Rocking-chair.

Rocking-chairs seen in dreams, bring friendly intercourse and contentment with any environment.

To see a mother, wife, or sweetheart in a rocking chair, is ominous of the sweetest joys that earth affords.

To see vacant rocking-chairs, forebodes bereavement or estrangement. The dreamer will surely merit misfortune in some form.

Rocks.[192]

To dream of rocks, denotes that you will meet reverses, and that there will be discord and general unhappiness.

To climb a steep rock, foretells immediate struggles and disappointing surroundings.

[192] See Stones.

Rogue.

To see or think yourself a rogue, foretells you are about to commit some indiscretion which will give your friends uneasiness of mind. You are likely to suffer from a passing malady.

For a woman to think her husband or lover is a rogue, foretells she will be painfully distressed over neglect shown her by a friend.

Rogue's Gallery.

To dream that you are in a rogue's gallery, foretells you will be associated with people who will fail to appreciate you. To see your own picture, you will be overawed by a tormenting enemy.

Roman Candle.[193]

To see Roman candles while dreaming, is a sign of speedy attainment of coveted pleasures and positions.

To imagine that you have a loaded candle and find it empty, denotes that you will be disappointed with the possession of some object which you have long striven to obtain.

[193] See Rocket.

Roof.

To find yourself on a roof in a dream, denotes unbounded success. To become frightened and think you are falling, signifies that, while you may advance, you will have no firm hold on your position.

To see a roof falling in, you will be threatened with a sudden calamity.

To repair, or build a roof, you will rapidly increase your fortune.

To sleep on one, proclaims your security against enemies and false companions. Your health will be robust.

Roof Corner.

To see a person dressed in mourning sitting on a roof corner, foretells there will be unexpected and dismal failures in your business.

Affairs will appear unfavorable in love.

Rooks.

To dream of rooks, denotes that while your friends are true, they will not afford you the pleasure and contentment for which you long, as your thoughts and tastes will outstrip their humble conception of life.

A dead rook, denotes sickness or death in your immediate future.

Rooster.[194]

To dream of a rooster, foretells that you will be very successful and rise to prominence, but you will allow yourself to become conceited over your fortunate rise.

To see roosters fighting, foretells altercations and rivals.

[194] See Chickens.

Roots.

To dream of seeing roots of plants or trees, denotes misfortune, as both business and health will go into decline.

To use them as medicine, warns you of approaching illness or sorrow.

Ropes.

Ropes in dreams, signify perplexities and complications in affairs, and uncertain love making.

If you climb one, you will overcome enemies who are working to injure you.

To decend{sic} a rope, brings disappointment to your most sanguine moments.

If you are tied with them, you are likely to yield to love contrary to your judgment.

To break them, signifies your ability to overcome enmity and competition.

To tie ropes, or horses, denotes that you will have power to control others as you may wish.

To walk a rope, signifies that you will engage in some hazardous speculation, but will surprisingly succeed. To see others walking a rope, you will benefit by the fortunate ventures of others.

To jump a rope, foretells that you will startle your associates with a thrilling escapade bordering upon the sensational.

To jump rope with children, shows that you are selfish and overbearing; failing to see that children owe very little duty to inhuman parents. To catch a rope with the foot, denotes that under cheerful conditions you will be benevolent and tender in your administrations.

To dream that you let a rope down from an upper window to people below, thinking the proprietors would be adverse to receiving them into the hotel, denotes that you will engage in some affair which will not look exactly proper to your friends, but the same will afford you pleasure and interest. For a young woman, this dream is indicative of pleasures which do not bear the stamp of propriety.

Rosebush.

To see a rosebush in foliage but no blossoms, denotes prosperous circumstances are enclosing you. To see a dead rosebush, foretells misfortune and sickness for you or relatives.

Rosemary.

Rosemary, if seen in dreams, denotes that sadness and indifference will cause unhappiness in homes where there is every appearance of prosperity.

Roses.

To dream of seeing roses blooming and fragrant, denotes that some joyful occasion is nearing, and you will possess the faithful love of your sweetheart.

For a young woman to dream of gathering roses, shows she will soon have an offer of marriage, which will be much to her liking.

Withered roses, signify the absence of loved ones.

White roses, if seen without sunshine or dew, denotes serious if not fatal illness.

To inhale their fragrance, brings unalloyed pleasure.

For a young woman to dream of banks of roses, and that she is gathering and tying them into bouquets, signifies that she will be made very happy by the offering of some person whom she regards very highly.

Rosette.

To wear or see rosettes on others while in dreams, is significant of frivolous waste of time; though you will experience the thrills of pleasure, they will bring disappointments.

Rouge.

To dream of using rouge, denotes that you will practice deceit to obtain your wishes.

To see others with it on their faces, warns you that you are being artfully used to further the designs of some deceitful persons.

If you see it on your hands, or clothing, you will be detected in some scheme.

If it comes off of your face, you will be humiliated before some rival, and lose your lover by assuming unnatural manners.

Roundabout.

To dream of seeing a roundabout, denotes that you will struggle unsuccessfully to advance in fortune or love.

Rowboat.

To dream that you are in a rowboat with others, denotes that you will derive much pleasure from the companionship of gay and worldly persons. If the boat is capsized, you will suffer financial losses by engaging in seductive enterprises.

If you find yourself defeated in a rowing race, you will lose favors to your rivals with your sweetheart. If you are the victor, you will easily obtain supremacy with women. Your affairs will move agreeably.

Rubber.

To dream of being clothed in rubber garments, is a sign that you will have honors conferred upon you because of your steady and unchanging stand of purity and morality. If the garments are ragged or torn, you should be cautious in your conduct, as scandal is ready to attack your reputation.

To dream of using "rubber'' as a slang term, foretells that you will be easy to please in your choice of pleasure and companions.

If you find that your limbs will stretch like rubber, it is a sign that illness is threatening you, and you are likely to use deceit in your wooing and business.

To dream of rubber goods, denotes that your affairs will be conducted on a secret basis, and your friends will fail to understand your conduct in many instances.

Rubbish.

To dream of rubbish, denotes that you will badly manage your affairs.

Ruby.

To dream of a ruby, foretells you will be lucky in speculations of business or love. For a woman to lose one, is a sign of approaching indifference of her lover.

Rudder.

To dream of a rudder, you will soom{sic} make a pleasant journey to foreign lands, and new friendships will be formed.

A broken rudder, augurs disappointment and sickness.

Ruins.

To dream of ruins, signifies broken engagements to lovers, distressing conditions in business, destruction to crops, and failing health.

To dream of ancient ruins, foretells that you will travel extensively, but there will be a note of sadness mixed with the pleasure in the realization of a long-cherished hope. You will feel the absence of some friend.

Rum.[195]

To dream of drinking rum, foretells that you will have wealth, but will lack moral refinement, as you will lean to gross pleasures.

[195] See other intoxicating drinks.

Running.

To dream of running in company with others, is a sign that you will participate in some festivity, and you will find that your affairs are growing towards fortune. If you stumble or fall, you will lose property and reputation.

Running alone, indicates that you will outstrip your friends in the race for wealth, and you will occupy a higher place in social life.

If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably. To see others thus running, you will be oppressed by the threatened downfall of friends.

To see stock running, warns you to be careful in making new trades or undertaking new tasks.

Rupture.

To dream that you are ruptured, denotes you will have physical disorders or disagreeable contentions. If it be others you see in this condition, you will be in danger of irreconcilable quarrels.

Rust.

To dream of rust on articles, old pieces of tin, or iron, is significant of depression of your surroundings. Sickness, decline in fortune and false friends are filling your sphere.

Rye.

To see rye, is a dream of good, as prosperity envelopes your future in brightest promises.

To see coffee made of rye, denotes that your pleasures will be tempered with sound judgment, and your affairs will be managed without disagreeable friction.

To see stock entering rye fields, denotes that you will be prosperous.

Rye Bread.

To see or eat rye bread in your dreams, foretells you will have a cheerful and well-appointed home.



S.

"And it came to pass at the end of the two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed; and behold, he stood by the river.''— Gen. Xli., 1.

Saddle.

To dream of saddles, foretells news of a pleasant nature, also unannounced visitors. You are also, probably, to take a trip which will prove advantageous.

Safe.

To dream of seeing a safe, denotes security from discouraging affairs of business and love.

To be trying to unlock a safe, you will be worried over the failure of your plans not reaching quick maturity.

To find a safe empty, denotes trouble.

Saffron.

Saffron seen in a dream warns you that you are entertaining false hopes, as bitter enemies are interfering secretly with your plans for the future.

To drink a tea made from saffron, foretells that you will have quarrels and alienations in your family.

Sage.

To dream of sage, foretells thrift and economy will be practised by your servants or family. For a woman to think she has too much in her viands, omens she will regret useless extravagance in love as well as fortune.

Sailing.[196]

To dream of sailing on calm waters, foretells easy access to blissful joys, and immunity from poverty and whatever brings misery.

To sail on a small vessel, denotes that your desires will not excel your power of possessing them.

[196] See Ocean and Sea.

Sailor.

To dream of sailors, portends long and exciting journeys.

For a young woman to dream of sailors, is ominous of a separation from her lover through a frivolous flirtation. If she dreams that she is a sailor, she will indulge in some unmaidenly escapade, and be in danger of losing a faithful lover.

Salad.

To dream of eating salad, foretells sickness and disagreeable people around you.

For a young woman to dream of making it, is a sign that her lover will be changeable and quarrelsome.

Salmon.

Dreaming of salmon, denotes that much good luck and pleasant duties will employ your time.

For a young woman to eat it, foretells that she will marry a cheerful man, with means to keep her comfortable.

Salt.

Salt is an omen of discordant surroundings when seen in dreams. You will usually find after dreaming of salt that everything goes awry, and quarrels and dissatisfaction show themselves in the family circle.

To salt meat, portends that debts and mortgages will harass you.

For a young woman to eat salt, she will be deserted by her lover for a more beautiful and attractive girl, thus causing her deep chagrin.

Saltpeter.

To dream of saltpeter, denotes change in your living will add loss to some unconquerable grief.

Salve.

To dream of salve, denotes you will prosper under adverse circumstances and convert enemies into friends.

Samples.

To dream of receiving merchandise samples, denotes improvement in your business. For a traveling man to lose his samples, implies he will find himself embarrassed in business affairs, or in trouble through love engagements. For a woman to dream that she is examining samples sent her, denotes she will have chances to vary her amusements.

Sand.

To dream of sand, is indicative of famine and losses.

Sanskrit.

To dream of Sanskrit, denotes that you will estrange yourself from friends in order to investigate hidden subjects, taking up those occupying the minds of cultured and progressive thinkers.

Sapphire.

To dream of sapphire, is ominous of fortunate gain, and to woman, a wise selection in a lover.

Sardines.

To eat sardines in a dream, foretells that distressing events will come unexpectedly upon you.

For a young woman to dream of putting them on the table, denotes that she will be worried with the attentions of a person who is distasteful to her.

Sardonyx.

To dream of sardonyx, signifies gloomy surroundings will be cleared away by your energetic overthrow of poverty. For a woman, this dream denotes an increase in her possessions, unless she loses or throws them away, then it might imply a disregard of opportunities to improve her condition.

Sash.

To dream of wearing a sash, foretells that you will seek to retain the affections of a flirtatious person.

For a young woman to buy one, she will be faithful to her lover, and win esteem by her frank, womanly ways.

Satan.[197]

To dream of Satan, foretells that you will have some dangerous adventures, and you will be forced to use strategy to keep up honorable appearances.

To dream that you kill him, foretells that you will desert wicked or immoral companions to live upon a higher plane.

If he comes to you under the guise of literature, it should be heeded as a warning against promiscuous friendships, and especially flatterers.

If he comes in the shape of wealth or power, you will fail to use your influence for harmony, or the elevation of others.

If he takes the form of music, you are likely to go down before his wiles.

If in the form of a fair woman, you will probably crush every kindly feeling you may have for the caresses of this moral monstrosity.

To feel that you are trying to shield yourself from satan, denotes that you will endeavor to throw off the bondage of selfish pleasure, and seek to give others their best deserts.

[197] See Devil.

Sausage.

To dream of making sausage, denotes that you will be successful in many undertakings.

To eat them, you will have a humble, but pleasant home.

Saw.

To dream that you use a hand-saw, indicates an energetic and busy time, and cheerful home life.

To see big saws in machinery, foretells that you will superintend a big enterprise, and the same will yield fair returns. For a woman, this dream denotes that she will be esteemed, and her counsels will be heeded.

To dream of rusty or broken saws, denotes failure and accidents.

To lose a saw, you will engage in affairs which will culminate in disaster.

To hear the buzz of a saw, indicates thrift and prosperity.

To find a rusty saw, denotes that you will probably restore your fortune.

To carry a saw on your back, foretells that you will carry large, but profitable, responsibilities.

Sawdust.

To dream of sawdust, signifies that grievous mistakes will cause you distress and quarreling in your home.

Scabbard.

To dream of a scabbard, denotes some misunderstanding will be amicably settled. If you wonder where your scabbard can be, you will have overpowering difficulties to meet.

Scaffold.

To dream of a scaffold, denotes that you will undergo keen disappointment in failing to secure the object of your affection.

To ascend one, you will be misunderstood and censured by your friends for some action, which you never committed.

To decend one, you will be guilty of wrong doing, and you will suffer the penalty.

To fall from one, you will be unexpectedly surprised while engaged in deceiving and working injury to others.

Scaldhead.

To see any one with a scaldhead in your dreams, there will be uneasiness felt over the sickness or absence of some one near to you.

If you dream that your own head is thus afflicted, you are in danger of personal illness or accidents.

Scalding.

To dream of being scalded, portends that distressing incidents will blot out pleasurable anticipations.

Scales.

To dream of weighing on scales, portends that justice will temper your conduct, and you will see your prosperity widening.

For a young woman to weigh her lover, the indications are that she will find him of solid worth, and faithfulness will balance her love.

Scandal.

To dream that you are an object of scandal, denotes that you are not particular to select good and true companions, but rather enjoy having fast men and women contribute to your pleasure. Trade and business of any character will suffer dulness after this dream.

For a young woman to dream that she discussed a scandal, foretells that she will confer favors, which should be sacred, to some one who will deceive her into believing that he is honorably inclined. Marriage rarely follows swiftly after dreaming of scandal.

Scarcity.

To dream of scarcity, foretells sorrow in the household and failing affairs.

Scarlet Fever.

To dream of scarlet fever, foretells you are in danger of sickness, or in the power of an enemy. To dream a relative dies suddenly with it, foretells you will be overcome by villainous treachery.

Sceptre.

To imagine in your dreams that you wield a sceptre, foretells that you will be chosen by friends to positions of trust, and you will not disappoint their estimate of your ability.

To dream that others wield the sceptre over you, denotes that you will seek employment under the supervision of others, rather than exert your energies to act for yourself.

School.

To dream of attending school, indicates distinction in literary work. If you think you are young and at school as in your youth, you will find that sorrow and reverses will make you sincerely long for the simple trusts and pleasures of days of yore.

To dream of teaching a school, foretells that you will strive for literary attainments, but the bare necessities of life must first be forthcoming.

To visit the schoolhouse of your childhood days, portends that discontent and discouraging incidents overshadows the present.

School Teacher.

To dream of a school teacher, denotes you are likely to enjoy learning and amusements in a quiet way. If you are one, you are likely to reach desired success in literary and other works.

Scissors.

To dream of scissors is an unlucky omen; wives will be jealous and distrustful of their husbands, and sweethearts will quarrel and nag each other into crimination and recrimination. Dulness will overcast business horizons.

To dream that you have your scissors sharpened, denotes that you will work to do that which will be repulsive to your feelings.

To break them, there will be quarrels, and probable separations for you.

To lose them, you will seek to escape from unpleasant tasks.

Scorpion.

To dream of a scorpion, foretells that false friends will improve opportunities to undermine your prosperity. If you fail to kill it, you will suffer loss from an enemy's attack.

Scrap-book.

To dream of a scrap-book, denotes disagreeable acquaintances will shortly be made.

Scratch.

To scratch others in your dream, denotes that you will be ill-tempered and fault-finding in your dealings with others.

If you are scratched, you will be injured by the enmity of some deceitful person.

Scratch Head.

To dream that you scratch your head, denotes strangers will annoy you by their flattering attentions, which you will feel are only shown to win favors from you.

Screech-owl.

To dream that you hear the shrill startling notes of the screech-owl, denotes that you will be shocked with news of the desperate illness, or death of some dear friend.

Screw.

To dream of seeing screws, denotes that tedious tasks must be performed, and peevishness in companions must be combated. It also denotes that you must be economical and painstaking.

Sculptor.

To dream of a sculptor, foretells you will change from your present position to one less lucrative, but more distinguished.

For a woman to dream that her husband or lover is a sculptor, foretells she will enjoy favors from men of high position.

Scum.

To dream of scum, signifies disappointment will be experienced by you over social defeats.

Scythe.

To dream of a scythe, foretells accidents or sickness will prevent you from attending to your affairs, or making journeys. An old or broken scythe, implies separation from friends, or failure in some business enterprise.

Sea.[198]

To dream of hearing the lonely sighing of the sea, foretells that you will be fated to spend a weary and unfruitful life devoid of love and comradeship.

Dreams of the sea, prognosticate unfulfilled anticipations, while pleasures of a material form are enjoyed, there is an inward craving for pleasure that flesh cannot requite.

For a young woman to dream that she glides swiftly over the sea with her lover, there will come to her sweet fruition of maidenly hopes, and joy will stand guard at the door of the consummation of changeless vows.

[198] See Ocean.

Sea Foam.

For a woman to dream of sea foam, foretells that indiscriminate and demoralizing pleasures will distract her from the paths of rectitude. If she wears a bridal veil of sea foam, she will engulf herself in material pleasure to the exclusion of true refinement and innate modesty. She will be likely to cause sorrow to some of those dear to her, through their inability to gratify her ambition.

Seal.

To dream that you see seals, denotes that you are striving for a place above your power to maintain.

Dreams of seals usually show that the dreamer has high aspirations and discontent will harass him into struggles to advance his position.

Seamstress.

To see a seamstress in a dream, portends you will be deterred from making pleasant visits by unexpected luck.

Seaport.

To dream of visiting a seaport, denotes that you will have opportunities of traveling and acquiring knowledge, but there will be some who will object to your anticipated tours.

Seat.

To think, in a dream, that some one has taken your seat, denotes you will be tormented by people calling on you for aid. To give a woman your seat, implies your yielding to some fair one's artfulness.

Secret Order.

To dream of any secret order, denotes a sensitive and excited organism, and the owner should cultivate practical and unselfish ideas and they may soon have opportunities for honest pleasures, and desired literary distinctions.

There is a vision of selfish and designing friendships for one who joins a secret order.

Young women should heed the counsel of their guardians, lest they fall into discreditable habits after this dream.

If a young woman meets the head of the order, she should oppose with energy and moral rectitude against allurements that are set brilliantly and prominently before those of her sex. For her to think her mother has joined the order, and she is using her best efforts to have her mother repudiate her vows, denotes that she will be full of love for her parents, yet will wring their hearts with anguish by thoughtless disobedience.

To see or hear that the leader is dead, foretells severe strains, and trials will eventually end in comparative good.

Seducer.

For a young woman to dream of being seduced, foretells that she will be easily influenced by showy persons.

For a man to dream that he has seduced a girl, is a warning for him to be on his guard, as there are those who will falsely accuse him. If his sweetheart appears shocked or angry under these proposals, he will find that the woman he loves is above reproach. If she consents, he is being used for her pecuniary pleasures.

Seed.

To dream of seed, foretells increasing prosperity, though present indications appear unfavorable.

Sentry.

To dream of a sentry, denotes that you will have kind protectors, and your life will be smoothly conducted.

Serenade.

To hear a serenade in your dream, you will have pleasant news from absent friends, and your anticipations will not fail you.

If you are one of the serenaders, there are many delightful things in your future.

Serpents.[199]

To dream of serpents, is indicative of cultivated morbidity and depressed surroundings. There is usually a disappointment after this dream.

[199] See Snakes and Reptiles.

Servant.

To dream of a servant, is a sign that you will be fortunate, despite gloomy appearances. Anger is likely to precipitate you into useless worries and quarrels.

To discharge one, foretells regrets and losses.

To quarrel with one in your dream, indicates that you will, upon waking, have real cause for censuring some one who is derelict in duty.

To be robbed by one, shows that you have some one near you, who does not respect the laws of ownership.

Sewing.

To dream of sewing on new garments, foretells that domestic peace will crown your wishes.

Shakers.

To dream of seeing members of the sect called Shakers in a dream, denotes that you will change in your business, and feel coldness growing towards your sweetheart.

If you imagine you belong to them, you will unexpectedly renounce all former ties, and seek new pleasures in distant localities.

Shaking Hands.

For a young woman to dream that she shakes hands with some prominent ruler, foretells she will be surrounded with pleasures and distinction from strangers. If she avails herself of the opportunity, she will stand in high favor with friends. If she finds she must reach up to shake hands, she will find rivalry and opposition. If she has on gloves, she will overcome these obstacles.

To shake hands with those beneath you, denotes you will be loved and honored for your kindness and benevolence. If you think you or they have soiled hands, you will find enemies among seeming friends.

For a young woman to dream of shaking hands with a decrepit old man, foretells she will find trouble where amusement was sought.

Shakspeare.

To dream of Shakspeare, denotes that unhappiness and dispondency will work much anxiety to momentous affairs, and love will be stripped of passion's fever.

To read Shakspeare's works, denotes that you will unalterably attach yourself to literary accomplishments.

Shampoo.

To dream of seeing shampooing going on, denotes that you will engage in undignified affairs to please others

To have your own head shampooed, you will soon make a secret trip, in which you will have much enjoyment, if you succeed in keeping the real purport from your family or friends.

Shanty.

To dream of a shanty, denotes that you will leave home in the quest of health. This also warns you of decreasing prosperity.

Shark.

To dream of sharks, denotes formidable enemies.

To see a shark pursuing and attacking you, denotes that unavoidable reverses will sink you into dispondent foreboding.

To see them sporting in clear water, foretells that while you are basking in the sunshine of women and prosperity, jealousy is secretly, but surely, working you disquiet, and unhappy fortune.

To see a dead one, denotes reconciliation and renewed prosperity.

Shave.

To merely contemplate getting a shave, in your dream, denotes you will plan for the successful development of enterprises, but will fail to generate energy sufficient to succeed.

Shaving.

To dream that you are being shaved, portends that you will let imposters defraud you.

To shave yourself, foretells that you will govern your own business and dictate to your household, notwithstanding that the presence of a shrew may cause you quarrels.

If your face appears smooth, you will enjoy quiet, and your conduct will hot be questioned by your companions. If old and rough, there will be many squalls or, the matrimonial sea.

If your razor is dull and pulls your face, you will give your friends cause to criticize your private life.

If your beard seems gray, you will be absolutely devoid of any sense of justice to those having claims upon you.

For a woman to see men shaving, foretells that her nature will become sullied by indulgence in gross pleasures.

If she dreams of being shaved, she will assume so much masculinity that men will turn from her in disgust.

Shawl.

To dream of a shawl, denotes that some one will offer you flattery and favor.

To lose your shawl, foretells sorrow and discomfort. A young woman is in danger of being jilted by a good-looking man, after this dream.

Shears.

To see shears in your dream, denotes that you will become miserly and disagreeable in your dealings.

To see them broken, you will lose friends and standing by your eccentric demeanor.

Sheaves.

To dream of sheaves, denotes joyful occasions. Prosperity holds before you a panorama of delightful events, and fields of enterprise and fortunate gain.

Sheep.[200]

To dream of shearing them, denotes a season of profitable enterprises will shower down upon you.

To see flocks of sheep, there will be much rejoicing among farmers, and other trades will prosper.

To see them looking scraggy and sick, you will be thrown into despair by the miscarriage of some plan, which promised rich returns.

To eat the flesh of sheep, denotes that ill-natured persons will outrage your feelings.

[200] See Lamb and Ram.

Sheet Iron.

To see sheet iron in your dream, denotes you are unfortunately listening to the admonition of others. To walk on it, signifies distasteful engagements.

Shells.[201]

To walk among and gather shells in your dream, denotes extravagance. Pleasure will leave you naught but exasperating regrets and memories.

[201] See Mussels and Oysters.

Shelter.

To dream that you are building a shelter, signifies that you will escape the evil designs of enemies.

If you are seeking shelter, you will be guilty of cheating, and will try to justify yourself.

Shelves.[202]

To see empty shelves in dreams, indicates losses and consequent gloom.

Full shelves, augurs happy contentment through the fulfillment of hope and exertions.

[202] See Store.

Shepherd.

To see shepherds in your dreams watching their flocks, portends bounteous crops and pleasant relations for the farmer, also much enjoyment and profit for others.

To see them in idleness, foretells sickness and bereavement.

Sheriff.[203]

To dream of seeing a sheriff, denotes that you will suffer great uneasiness over the uncertain changes which loom up before you.

To imagine that you are elected sheriff or feel interested in the office, denotes that you will participate in some affair which will afford you neither profit nor honor.

To escape arrest, you will be able to further engage in illicit affairs.

[203] See Bailiff and Police.

Ship.

To dream of ships, foretells honor and unexpected elevation to ranks above your mode of life.

To hear of a shipwreck is ominous of a disastrous turn in affairs. Your female friends will betray you.

To lose your life in one, denotes that you will have an exceeding close call on your life or honor.

To see a ship on her way through a tempestuous storm, foretells that you will be unfortunate in business transactions, and you will be perplexed to find means of hiding some intrigue from the public, as your partner in the affair will threaten you with betrayal.

To see others shipwrecked, you will seek in vain to shelter some friend from disgrace and insolvency.

Shirt.

To dream of putting on your shirt, is a sign that you will estrange yourself from your sweetheart by your faithless conduct.

To lose your shirt, augurs disgrace in business or love.

A torn shirt, represents misfortune and miserable surroundings.

A soiled shirt, denotes that contagious diseases will confront you.

Shirt-studs.

To dream of shirt-studs, foretells you will struggle to humor your pride, and will usually be successful. If they are diamonds, and the center one is larger than the others, you will enjoy wealth, or have an easy time, surrounded by congenial friends.

Shoemaker.

To see a shoemaker in your dream, warns you that indications are unfavorable to your advancement. For a woman to dream that her husband or lover is a shoemaker, foretells competency will be hers; her wishes will be gratified.

Shoes.

To dream of seeing your shoes ragged and soiled, denotes that you will make enemies by your unfeeling criticisms.

To have them blacked in your dreams, foretells improvement in your affairs, and some important event will cause you satisfaction.

New shoes, augur changes which will prove beneficial. If they pinch your feet, you will be uncomfortably exposed to the practical joking of the fun-loving companions of your sex.

To find them untied, denotes losses, quarrels and ill-health.

To lose them, is a sign of desertion and divorces.

To dream that your shoes have been stolen during the night, but you have two pairs of hose, denotes you will have a loss, but will gain in some other pursuit.

For a young woman to dream that her shoes are admired while on her feet, warns her to be cautious in allowing newly introduced people, and men of any kind, to approach her in a familiar way.

Shooting.[204]

To dream that you see or hear shooting, signifies unhappiness between married couples and sweethearts because of over-weaning selfishness, also unsatisfactory business and tasks because of negligence.

[204] See Pistol.

Shop.[205]

To dream of a shop, denotes that you will be opposed in every attempt you make for advancement by scheming and jealous friends.

[205] See Store.

Shot.

To dream that you are shot, and are feeling the sensations of dying, denotes that you are to meet unexpected abuse from the ill feelings of friends, but if you escape death by waking, you will be fully reconciled with them later on.

To dream that a preacher shoots you, signifies that you will be annoyed by some friend advancing views condemnatory to those entertained by yourself.

Shotgun.[206]

To dream of a shotgun, foretells domestic troubles and worry with children and servants.

To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable.

[206] See Pistol, Revolver, etc.

Shoulder.

To dream of seeing naked shoulders, foretells that happy changes will make you look upon the world in a different light than formerly.

To see your own shoulders appearing thin, denotes that you will depend upon the caprices of others for entertainment and pleasure.

Shovel.

To see a shovel in a dream, signifies laborious but withal pleasant work will be undertaken. A broken or old one, implies frustration of hopes.

Shower.[207]

To dream that you are in a shower, foretells that you will derive exquisite pleasure in the study of creation and the proper placing of selfish pleasures.

[207] See Rain.

Shrew.

To dream of a shrew, foretells that you will have a task to keep some friend in a cheerful frame of mind, and that you will unfit yourself for the experiences of everyday existence.

Shroud.

To dream of a shroud, denotes sickness and its attendant distress and anxiety, coupled with the machinations of the evil-minded and false friends. Business will threaten decline after this dream.

To see shrouded corpses, denotes a multitude of misfortunes.

To see a shroud removed from a corpse, denotes that quarrels will result in alienation.

Sickness.

To dream of sickness, is a sign of trouble and real sickness in your family. Discord is sure to find entrance also.

To dream of your own sickness, is a warning to be unusually cautious of your person.

To see any of your family pale and sick, foretells that some event will break unexpectedly upon your harmonious hearthstone. Sickness is usually attendant upon this dream.

Side.

To dream of seeing only the side of any object, denotes that some person is going to treat your honest proposals with indifference.

To dream that your side pains you, there will be vexations in your affairs that will gall your endurance.

To dream that you have a fleshy, healthy side, you will be successful in courtship and business.

Siege.

For a young woman to dream that she is in a siege, and sees cavalry around her, denotes that she will have serious drawbacks to enjoyments, but will surmount them finally, and receive much pleasure and profit from seeming disappointments.

Sieve.

To dream of a sieve, foretells some annoying transaction will soon be made by you, which will probably be to your loss. If the meshes are too small, you will have the chance to reverse a decision unfavorable to yourself. If too large, you will eventually lose what you have recently acquired.

Sigh.

To dream that you are sighing over any trouble or sad event, denotes that you will have unexpected sadness, but some redeeming brightness in your season of trouble.

To hear the sighing of others, foretells that the misconduct of dear friends will oppress you with a weight of gloom.

Silk.

To dream of wearing silk clothes, is a sign of high ambitions being gratified, and friendly relations will be established between those who were estranged.

For a young woman to dream of old silk, denotes that she will have much pride in her ancestors, and will be wooed by a wealthy, but elderly person. If the silk is soiled or torn, she will drag her ancestral pride in the slums of disgrace.

Silkworm.

If you dream of a silkworm, you will engage in a very profitable work, which will also place you in a prominent position.

To see them dead, or cutting through their cocoons, is a sign of reverses and trying times.

Silver.

To dream of silver, is a warning against depending too largely on money for real happiness and contentment.

To find silver money, is indicative of shortcomings in others. Hasty conclusions are too frequently drawn by yourself for your own peace of mind.

To dream of silverware, denotes worries and unsatisfied desires.

Single.

For married persons to dream that they are single, foretells that their union will not be harmonious, and constant despondency will confront them.

Singing.

To hear singing in your dreams, betokens a cheerful spirit and happy companions. You are soon to have promising news from the absent.

If you are singing while everything around you gives promise of happiness, jealousy will insinuate a sense of insincerity into your joyousness. If there are notes of sadness in the song, you will be unpleasantly surprised at the turn your affairs will take.

Ribald songs, signifies gruesome and extravagant waste.

Skate.

To dream that you are skating on ice, foretells that you are in danger of losing employment, or valuable articles. If you break through the ice, you will have unworthy friends to counsel you.

To see others skating, foretells that disagreeable people will connect your name in scandal with some person who admires you.

To see skates, denotes discord among your associates.

To see young people skating on roller skates, foretells that you will enjoy good health, and feel enthusiastic over the pleasures you are able to contribute to others.

Skeleton.

To dream of seeing a skeleton, is prognostic of illness, misunderstanding and injury at the hands of others, especially enemies.

To dream that you are a skeleton, is a sign that you are suffering under useless worry, and should cultivate a milder disposition.

If you imagine that one haunts you, there will soon come to you a shocking accident or death, or the trouble may take the form of financial disaster.

Skull.

To dream of skulls grinning at you, is a sign of domestic quarrels and jars. Business will feel a shrinkage if you handle them.

To see a friend's skull, denotes that you will receive injury from a friend because of your being preferred to him.

To see your own skull, denotes that you will be the servant of remorse.

Sky.[208]

To dream of the sky, signifies distinguished honors and interesting travel with cultured companions, if the sky is clear. Otherwise, it portends blasted expectations, and trouble with women.

To dream of floating in the sky among weird faces and animals, and wondering all the while if you are really awake, or only dreaming, foretells that all trouble, the most excruciating pain, that reach even the dullest sense will be distilled into one drop called jealousy, and will be inserted into your faithful love, and loyalty will suffer dethronement.

To see the sky turn red, indicates that public disquiet and rioting may be expected.

[208] See Heaven and Illumination.

Slander.

To dream that you are slandered, is a sign of your untruthful dealings with ignorance.

If you slander any one, you will feel the loss of friends through selfishness.

Slaughter-house.[209]

To dream of a slaughter-house, denotes that you will be feared more than loved by your sweetheart or mistress. Your business will divulge a private drain, and there will be unkind insinuations.

[209] See Butcher.

Sleep.

To dream of sleeping on clean, fresh beds, denotes peace and favor from those whom you love.

To sleep in unnatural resting places, foretells sickness and broken engagements.

To sleep beside a little child, betokens domestic joys and reciprocated love.

To see others sleeping, you will overcome all opposition in your pursuit for woman's favor.

To dream of sleeping with a repulsive person or object, warns you that your love will wane before that of your sweetheart, and you will suffer for your escapades.

For a young woman to dream of sleeping with her lover or some fascinating object, warns her against yielding herself a willing victim to his charms.

Sleigh.

To see a sleigh in your dreams, foretells you will fail in some love adventure, and incur the displeasure of a friend. To ride in one, foretells injudicious engagements will be entered into by you.

Sliding.

To dream of sliding, portends disappointments in affairs, and sweethearts will break vows.

To slide down a hillside covered with green grass, foretells that you will be deceived into ruin by flattering promises.

Slighted.

To dream of slighting any person or friend, denotes that you will fail to find happiness, as you will cultivate a morose and repellent bearing.

If you are slighted, you will have cause to bemoan your unfortunate position.

Slippers.

To dream of slippers, warns you that you are about to perform an unfortunate alliance or intrigue. You are likely to find favor with a married person which will result in trouble, if not scandal.

To dream that your slippers are much admired, foretells that you will be involved in a flirtation, which will suggest disgrace.

Smallpox.

To see people with smallpox in your dream, denotes unexpected and shocking sickness, and probably contagion. You will meet failure in accomplishing your designs.

Smoke.

To dream of smoke, foretells that you will be perplexed with doubts and fears.

To be overcome with smoke, denotes that dangerous persons are victimizing you with flattery.

Snakes.[210]

For a woman to dream that a dead snake is biting her, foretells she will suffer from malice of a pretended friend.

To dream of snakes, is a foreboding of evil in its various forms and stages.

To see them wriggling and falling over others, foretells struggles with fortune and remorse.

To kill them, you will feel that you have used every opportunity of advancing your own interests, or respecting that of others. You will enjoy victory over enemies.

To walk over them, you will live in constant fear of sickness, and selfish persons will seek to usurp your place in your companion's life.

If they bite you, you will succumb to evil influences, and enemies will injure your business.

To dream that a common spotted snake approaches you from green herbs, and you quickly step aside as it passes you, and after you had forgotten the incident to again see it approaching and growing in dimensions as it nears you, finally taking on the form of an enormous serpent; if you then, after frantic efforts, succeed in escaping its attack, and altogether lose sight of it, it foretells that you will soon imagine you are being disobeyed and slighted, and things will go on from bad to worse. Sickness, uneasiness and unkindness will increase to frightful proportions in your mind; but they will adjust themselves to a normal basis, and by the putting aside of imaginary trouble, and masterfully shouldering duties, you will be contented and repaid.

To dream that a snake coils itself around you and darts its tongue out at you, is a sign that you will be placed in a position where you will be powerless in the hands of enemies, and you will be attacked with sickness.

To handle them, you will use strategy to aid in overthrowing opposition.

To see hairs turn into snakes, foretells that seeming insignificant incidents will make distressing cares for you.

If snakes turn into unnatural shapes, you will have troubles which will be dispelled if treated with indifference, calmness and will power.

To see or step on snakes while wading or bathing, denotes that there will be trouble where unalloyed pleasure was anticipated.

To see them bite others, foretells that some friend will be injured and criticised by you.

To see little snakes, denotes you will entertain persons with friendly hospitality who will secretly defame you and work to overthrow your growing prospects.

To see children playing with them, is a sign that you will be nonplussed to distinguish your friends from your enemies. For a woman to think a child places one on the back of her head, and she hears the snake's hisses, foretells that she will be persuaded to yield up some possession seemingly for her good, but she will find out later that she has been inveigled into an intrigue in which enemies will tantalize her. To see snakes raising up their heads in a path just behind your friend, denotes that you will discover a conspiracy which has been formed to injure your friend and also yourself. To think your friend has them under control, denotes that some powerful agency will be employed in your favor to ward off evil influences.

For a woman to hypnotize a snake, denotes your rights will be assailed, but you will be protected by law and influential friends.

[210] See Serpents and Reptiles.

Snail.

Snails crawling in your dream, signifies that unhealthful conditions surround you.

To step on them, denotes that you will come in contact with disagreeable people.

Sneeze.

To dream that you sneeze, denotes that hasty tidings will cause you to change your plans.

To see or hear others sneeze, some people will bore you with visits.

Snouts.

To dream of snouts, foretells dangerous seasons for you. Enemies are surrounding you, and difficulties will be numerous.

Snow.

To see snow in your dreams, denotes that while you have no real misfortune, there will be the appearance of illness, and unsatisfactory enterprises.

To find yourself in a snow storm, denotes sorrow and disappointment in failure to enjoy some long-expected pleasure. There always follows more or less discouragement after this dream.

If you eat snow, you will fail to realize ideals.

To see dirty snow, foretells that your pride will be humbled, and you will seek reconciliation with some person whom you held in haughty contempt.

To see it melt, your fears will turn into joy.

To see large, white snowflakes falling while looking through a window, foretells that you will have an angry interview with your sweetheart, and the estrangement will be aggravated by financial depression.

To see snow-capped mountains in the distance, warns you that your longings and ambitions will bring no worthy advancement.

To see the sun shining through landscapes of snow, foretells that you will conquer adverse fortune and possess yourself of power.

For a young woman to dream of sleighing, she will find much opposition to her choice of a lover, and her conduct will cause her much ill-favor.

To dream of snowballing, denotes that you will have to struggle with dishonorable issues, and if your judgment is not well grounded, you will suffer defeat.

If snowbound or lost, there will be constant waves of ill luck breaking in upon you.

Snuff.

To dream of snuff, signifies your enemies are seducing the confidence of your friends. For a woman to use it in her dreams, foretells complications which will involve her separation from a favored friend.

Soap.

To dream of soap, foretells that friendships will reveal interesting entertainment. Farmers will have success in their varied affairs.

For a young woman to be making soap, omens a substantial and satisfactory competency will be hers.

Socialist.

To see a socialist in your dreams, your unenvied position among friends and acquaintances is predicted. Your affairs will be neglected for other imaginary duties.

Soda Fountain.

To dream of being at a soda fountain, denotes pleasure and profit after many exasperating experiences.

To treat others to this and other delectable iced drinks; you will be rewarded in your efforts, though the outlook appears full of contradictions. Inharmonious environments, and desired results will be forthcoming.

Son.

To dream of your son, if you have one, as being handsome and dutiful, foretells that he will afford you proud satisfaction, and will aspire to high honors. If he is maimed, or suffering from illness or accident, there is trouble ahead for you.

For a mother to dream that her son has fallen to the bottom of a well, and she hears cries, it is a sign of deep grief, losses and sickness. If she rescues him, threatened danger will pass away unexpectedly.

Soot.

If you see soot in your dreams, it means that you will meet with ill success in your affairs. Lovers will be quarrelsome and hard to please.

Sold.

To dream that you have sold anything, denotes that unfavorable business will worry you.

Soldiers.

To see soldiers marching in your dreams, foretells for you a period of flagrant excesses, but at the same time you will be promoted to elevations above rivals.

To see wounded soldiers, is a sign of the misfortune of others causing you serious complications in your affairs. Your sympathy will outstrip your judgment.

To dream that you are a worthy soldier, you will have literal fulfilment of ideals. Women are in danger of disrepute if they find themselves dreaming of soldiers.

Somnambulist.

To imagine while dreaming that you are a somnambulist, portends that you will unwittingly consent to some agreement of plans which will bring you anxiety or ill fortune.

Sorcerer.

To dream of a sorcerer, foretells your ambitions will undergo strange disappointments and change.

Sores.

To dream of seeing sores, denotes that illness will cause you loss and mental distress.

To dress a sore, foretells that your personal wishes and desires will give place to the pleasure of others.

To dream of an infant having a deep sore so that you can see the bone, denotes that distressing and annoying incidents will detract from your plans, and children will be threatened with contagion.

To dream of sores on yourself, portends early decay of health and impaired mentality. Sickness and unsatisfactory business will follow this dream.

Soul.

To dream of seeing your soul leaving your body, signifies you are in danger of sacrificing yourself to useless designs, which will dwarf your sense of honor and cause you to become mercenary and uncharitable.

For an artist to see his soul in another, foretells he will gain distinction if he applies himself to his work and leaves off sentimental ro^les.

To imagine another's soul is in you, denotes you will derive solace and benefit from some stranger who is yet to come into your life.

For a young woman musician to dream that she sees another young woman on the stage clothed in sheer robes, and imagining it is her own soul in the other person, denotes she will be outrivaled in some great undertaking.

To dream that you are discussing the immortality of your soul, denotes you will improve opportunities which will aid you in gaining desired knowledge and pleasure of intercourse with intellectual people.

Soup.

To dream of soup, is a forerunner of good tidings and comfort.

To see others taking soup, foretells that you will have many good chances to marry.

For a young woman to make soup, signifies that she will not be compelled to do menial work in her household, as she will marry a wealthy man.

To drink oyster soup made of sweet milk, there will be quarrels with some bad luck, but reconciliations will follow.

Sovereign.

To dream of a sovereign, denotes increasing prosperity and new friends.

Sowing.

To dream that you are sowing seed, foretells to the farmer fruitful promises, if he sows in new ploughed soil.

To see others sowing, much business activity is portended, which will bring gain to all.

Spade.

To dream of a kind of shovel called spade, denotes that you will have work to complete, which will give you much annoyance in superintending.

If you dream of cards named spades, you will be enticed into follies which will bring you grief and misfortune.

For a gambler to dream that spades are trumps, means that unfortunate deals will deplete his winnings.

Sparrow.

To dream of sparrows, denotes that you will be surrounded with love and comfort, and this will cause you to listen with kindly interest to tales of woe, and your benevolence will gain you popularity.

To see them distressed or wounded, foretells sadness.

Spectacles.

To dream of spectacles, foretells that strangers will cause changes in your affairs. Frauds will be practised on your credulity.

To dream that you see broken spectacles, denotes estrangement caused by fondness for illegal pleasures.

Spice.

To dream of spice, foretells you will probably damage your own reputation in search of pleasure. For a young woman to dream of eating spice, is an omen of deceitful appearances winning her confidence.

Spider.

To dream of a spider, denotes that you will be careful and energetic in your labors, and fortune will be amassed to pleasing proportions.

To see one building its web, foretells that you will be happy and secure in your own home.

To kill one, signifies quarrels with your wife or sweetheart.

If one bites you, you will be the victim of unfaithfulness and will suffer from enemies in your business.

If you dream that you see many spiders hanging in their webs around you, foretells most favorable conditions, fortune, good health and friends.

To dream of a large spider confronting you, signifies that your elevation to fortune will be swift, unless you are in dangerous contact.

To dream that you see a very large spider and a small one coming towards you, denotes that you will be prosperous, and that you will feel for a time that you are immensely successful; but if the large one bites you, enemies will steal away your good fortune. If the little one bites you, you will be harassed with little spites and jealousies. To imagine that you are running from a large spider, denotes you will lose fortune in slighting opportunities. If you kill the spider you will eventually come into fair estate. If it afterwards returns to life and pursues you, you will be oppressed by sickness and wavering fortunes.

For a young woman to dream she sees gold spiders crawling around her, foretells that her fortune and prospect for happiness will improve, and new friends will surround her.

Spider-web.

To see spider-webs, denotes pleasant associations and fortunate ventures.

Spinning.

To dream that you are spinning, means that you will engage in some enterprise, which will be all you could wish.

Spirit or Specter.

To see spirits in a dream, denotes that some unexpected trouble will confront you. If they are white-robed, the health of your nearest friend is threatened, or some business speculation will be disapproving. If they are robed in black, you will meet with treachery and unfaithfulness.

If a spirit speaks, there is some evil near you, which you might avert if you would listen to the counsels of judgment.

To dream that you hear spirits knocking on doors or walls, denotes that trouble will arise unexpectedly.

To see them moving draperies, or moving behind them, is a warning to hold control over your feelings, as you are likely to commit indiscretions. Quarrels are also threatened.

To see the spirit of your friend floating in your room, foretells disappointment and insecurity.

To hear music supposedly coming from spirits, denotes unfavorable changes and sadness in the household.

Spitting.

To dream of spitting, denotes unhappy terminations of seemingly auspicious undertakings. For some one to spit on you, foretells disagreements and alienation of affections.

Spleen.

To dream of spleen, denotes that you will have a misunderstanding with some party who will injure you.

Splendor.

To dream that you live in splendor, denotes that you will succeed to elevations, and will reside in a different state to the one you now occupy.

To see others thus living, signifies pleasure derived from the interest that friends take in your welfare.

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