Crystal eyes cracking open. A gaze so deep that pulsing energy of stars not yet seen by human eyes, unveils. Surrender... an unfathomable space of serpentine light, spinning, dancing, creating itself. A light with two heads, one is hers, one is his. He steps aside, taking form of a different kind and stares at her. He blows her kisses. As he does so, they turn into white doves and white butterflies... flying free from his hands and landing upon her.... calling out new unseen layers of light to emerge. Slow breaths. The memory of a child surfaces. Luminescence surrounds. The memory merges with them. He moves and moves again. She becomes a white snake with large fangs. Mouth wide open. He draws a sword and dances with her snake form. She darts at him lunging forward into his arm. She is now the sword in his hand. He wields it, an expression of such raw yet refined beauty. She can see her own shimmer in the metal of the blade that she herself is. Total freedom. There is a strong wind as the galloping of hooves sounds itself louder and louder. An ancient energy lends itself as she enters into her human body. It pulses up the midline. Crown opens.
To see your own eyes in your dream, represent enlightenment, knowledge, comprehension, understanding, and intellectual awareness. Unconscious thoughts may be coming onto the surface. The left eye is symbolic of the moon, while the right eye represents the sun. It may also be a pun on "I" or the self. If you dream that your eyes have turned inside your head and you can now see the inside of your head, then it symbolizes insight and something that you need to be aware of. This dream may be literally telling you that you need to look within yourself. Trust your intuition and instincts.
To dream that you have something in your eye, represents obstacles in your path. Alternatively, it may represent your critical view and how you tend to see faults in others.
To dream that you have one eye, indicates your refusal to accept another viewpoint. It suggests that you are one-sided in your ways of thinking.
To dream that you have a third eye, symbolizes inner vision, insight, instinct or some psychic ability you have yet untapped. You are able to see what others cannot. Or you need to start looking within yourself and trust your instincts.
To dream that your eyes are injured or closed, suggests your refusal to see the truth about something or the avoidance of intimacy. You may be expressing feelings of hurt, pain or sympathy.
To dream that you have crossed eyes, denotes that you are not seeing straight with regards to some situation. You may be getting your facts mixed up.
To dream that your eyes are bleeding, symbolizes the sacrifices your have made and the difficulties you have endured. Alternatively, the dream signifies some very deep pain or internal conflict within your soul. Although you may not feel any physical pain, you are hurting inside. Perhaps you have been hiding the pain for so long that you forgot what pain feels like. There is some unrest or uneasiness within which needs to be addressed and resolved immediately.
Eyes are complex dream symbols and can be interpreted by considering the dreamer's experiences and the details in the dream (as is the case with all dream symbols). Some say that the eyes are the windows for the soul. Eyes symbolize perceptiveness, personal outlook, clairvoyance, curiosity, and knowledge. They also reveal information about personal identity and suggest to the dreamer what they should pay attention to. Closed eyes are said to represent fear and an unwillingness to see clearly. Superstition-based dream interpretations say that if the eyes in your dream are beautiful they represent peace. Crossed eyes may be an unconscious warning about someone’s character, integrity, or misperceptions.
Like precious stones, it is a symbol of the spirit and of the intellect
associated with the spirit (56). It is interesting to note that mystic and surrealist
alike share the same veneration for crystal. The ‘state of transparency’ is defined
as one of the most effective and beautiful conjunctions of opposites: matter
‘exists’ but it is as if it did not exist, because one can see through it. As an object
of contemplation, it offers neither hardness nor resistance nor suffering.
To see a crystal in your dream, signifies wholeness, purity, healing. development and unity. It represents your higher Self. The dream may be a metaphor for something in your life that is crystallizing or taking shape.
To dream that you are looking into a crystal, represents how you are looking within yourself to find your true destiny. Alternatively, it indicates your outlook of the future.
To dream of crystal in any form, is a fatal sign of coming depression either in social relations or business transactions. Electrical storms often attend this dream, doing damage to town and country.
For a woman to dream of seeing a dining-room furnished in crystal, even to the chairs, she will have cause to believe that those whom she holds in high regard no longer deserve this distinction, but she will find out that there were others in the crystal-furnished room, who were implicated also in this sinister dream.
Seeing a crystal in your dream means wholeness, purity, and unity. Dreaming that you are looking into a crystal, is indicative of how you are looking within yourself to find your true destiny.
If you dream about crystal, you could be feeling emotionally fragile. A broken crystal in a dream can represent an argument.
A dirty crystal in a dream could be a warning from your unconscious that your words or actions are offending other people.
Light, traditionally, is equated with the spirit (9). Ely Star asserts that
the superiority of the spirit is immediately recognizable by its luminous intensity. Light is the manifestation of morality, of the intellect and the seven virtues
(54). Its whiteness alludes to just such a synthesis of the All. Light of any given
colour possesses a symbolism corresponding to that colour, plus the significance
of emanation from the ‘Centre’, for light is also the creative force, cosmic energy irradiation (57). Symbolically, illumination comes from the East. Psychologically
speaking, to become illuminated is to become aware of a source of light, and, in
consequence, of spiritual strength (32).
To see light in your dream, represents illumination, clarity, guidance, plain understanding, and insight. Light is being shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. Also consider the color of the light for additional significance.
If the light is particularly bright, then it indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death.
To see soft or shadowy lighting in your dreams, indicates feelings and thoughts from the primal aspects and less developed parts of your unconscious.
To dream that you cannot turn on the light, indicates a lack of insight and perspective on a situation.
If you dream of light, success will attend you. To dream of weird light, or if the light goes out, you will be disagreeably surprised by some undertaking resulting in nothing.
To see a dim light, indicates partial success.
To dream of lights is very good. It denotes riches and honour.
Seeing light in your dream indicates a clear mind, plain understanding, and insight. Light has been shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. Seeing a bright light in your dream indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death.
To see anything ill formed, denotes disappointment. To have a beautiful form, denotes favorable conditions to health and business.
To dream that you are energetic, symbolizes growth, activity, expansion and insight. You need to channel your energy in a positive way.
To dream about a memory, suggests that you are ready to rid yourself of your old ways and undergo a transformation. You are ready for a new outlook in life. Recalling a memory in your dream may also be less of a shock then if you had recalled the memory in your waken state. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you have learned from your past experiences.
Dreaming about a memory, suggests that your are ready to rid yourself of your old ways and undergo some sort of transformation and new outlook in life. Recalling a memory in your dream may also be less of a shock then if you had recalled the memory in your waken state. It indicates that you may have learned something from your past.
Seeing a snake or be bitten by one in your dream means hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. The snake may also be seen as phallic and thus symbolize dangerous and forbidden sexuality. The snake may also refer to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can't be trusted. As a positive symbol, snakes represent transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes.
In some cultures snakes are highly regarded and symbolise the ability to transcend into higher levels of consciousness or into areas of knowledge that exist outside perceived time and space. In the pre-Christian days, snakes were considered symbols of fertility, healing, and nurturing (the healing serpent representing a god). Post Eden, snakes are often considered symbols of temptation and evil, anger, and envy. Snakes emerging out of the ground may represent your unconscious or repressed materials coming to your conscious mind. Most snake dreams seem to be disturbing and they leave the dreamer feeling anxious and afraid. There are no simple interpretations to the snake dreams. Sometimes snakes may be phallic symbols and other times they represent negativity in our lives that hampers our progress and constantly threatens us. In the long run the snake may be a positive symbol; it may represent difficulties that lead us to the centre of personality and result in feelings of completeness.
Snake symbolic meaning, overwhelmingly and in various cultures, deals with primordial life force and usually turns our attention to gender supremacy (both male and female).
Consequently, snakes span the symbolic bridge between lunar and solar associations as well as aspects between water and fire.
Coiled within this polarity, we clearly see symbolism of duality and the search for balance. Other snake symbolic meaning includes:
Occult (hidden) Knowledge
Male/Female, Yin-Yang, Duality
As a Native American Indian symbol (depending on the nation/tribe) the snake can be a masculine symbol, associated with the phallus of lightning which is considered a medicine staff of tremendous assertive power. Other tribes lean in the direction of feminine attribution for the snake and pair it with mothering (creation), and lunar (moon) symbolism.
Whether raising itself in masculine authority, or encircling the Earth in a motherly fashion – the snake symbol of the Native American’s was highly regarded; utilized in ritual to invoke an element of pointed focus and weighty influence.
The ancient Celts were extremely nature-wise too, and approached snake symbolism from the behavior and life cycle of this magnificent creature. From the Celtic perspective, the snake was a symbol of secret knowledge, cunning and transformation.
Further, the snake Celtic symbol comes from observations of the European viper (also known as the adder) which is the only (along with the common grass snake) species able to tolerate the colder climate of the ancient Celts.
In the keen Celtic mind, snake symbolic meaning of transformation came from the shedding of its skin. Physical evidence of leaving its form behind (casting off the old self), and emerging a sleeker, newer version made the snake a powerful symbol of rebirth and renewal.
As far as the occult (hidden) symbolic meaning in Celtic and other cultures, this can be connected to the sleuth-like ways of the snake.
Disappearing in colder months and summoned by the sun marks the snake’s connection to the shadow worlds with its successful ability to live within the dark realms for extended periods of time. Alternatively, the snake softly moves into the embrace of the sun, and so it encapsulates the ancient magician's creed of moving in perfect rhythm of natural forces.
In Eastern Indian myth the Sanskrit word for snake is naga and these are associated with the element of water. Picking up water’s symbolism of emotion, love and motion, nagas in this light are considered a feminine aspect and embody nurturing, benevolent, wise qualities.
To wit, the practice of nagayuna in Eastern Indian alchemy seeks to achieve loving harmony between the physical and ethereal. Simply put, all of us striving to better ourselves by calmly easing into places of personal balance within the cosmic balance of the whole are practicing this ancient technique.
Snake tattoo symbolism varies according to the bearer of the mark. For example, I have a back piece depicting two serpents (nagas) wrapped around the seven prime chakras down the length of my spine. This (to me) incorporates the kundalini power available to all humans.
Additionally, this entwined snake imagery hearkens to the caduceus, in which the staves of Asclepius are made of two polar (and copulating) serpents which symbolizes balance, equanimity, union and regeneration.
Double snakes are common in almost all cultural symbolic languages. Ultimately the double snake is an icon representing:
Connection between primal forces
Integration of opposites
Joining together on a divine level
Making whole what was once fragmented and doing so in a magical, organic way.
Snake Double HelixCarrying this dual snake imagery a step further, we could look to the language of science. Observe the formation of DNA and how it forms a perfect, serpentine double helix (shown left). This prompts us to consider how the energetic mind is connected to the grander whole, and how it so effortlessly makes graceful connections between the basic building blocks of data with the manifestations of the natural world.
There is no doubt, the snake is a unifying force embodying infinite messages to those who are energetically available to perceive them. Alchemists understood this, and thus incorporated the philosophy of snakes in their grimoires, practices, and even their daily life.
Indeed, alchemy literature is rife with the image of the uroboros which is symbolic of conceptualizing totality – embracing the whole of consciousness and devouring it with unquenchable passion.
As an animal totem, the snake surfaces into our awareness with all the power of the symbolic attributes listed on this page (and more). Those who are drawn to the snake (and vice versa) are gifted at perceiving life through an uncommon lens. Other characteristics of those who are connected to snake energy include:
A natural ability to balance energies (you’re likely a gifted healer)
Diplomatic and eloquent in areas of speech and writing
Dynamically intuitive (often knowing other’s thoughts and emotional states without trying)
Impulsive, but not without careful consideration – this may sound paradoxical, but those with the snake totem know what I mean here.
I invite you to step into the calming energy of the snake, and see what this noble creature offers you in the form of messages, growth, and enlightenment.
Further, it should be understood this page is but a miniscule sampling of the diverse snake symbolic meaning s available to us. Therefore, I encourage you to slither into your own personal ruminations, research and meditation of the snake.
You will find your investment to be infinitely rewarding.
By shedding its skin, the snake symbolizes change in the cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. It counts among its strengths the power of creation, of se xuality, of the soul, as well as of transformation and immortality. Snake-people are higher cast, because as part of their experiences they have had to come into contact with poison (physical or mental) and have been able to transform the poison in their bodies into something harmless. The snake belongs to the element of fire, which causes desire and passion in the physical realm and, in the spiritual realm, creates a connection with the Great Spirit and leads to all-encompassing wisdom. Whenever the snake appears in your dreams, it is a sign of change as you come ever closer to perfection.
This animal gives you the ability to let go of things that are worn out and no longer useful - just like the snake sheds it skin when it is no longer needed.
Rebirth, wisdom, fluidity, wholeness, transmutations, sexuality, look for transitions, changes and new opportunities. Creative forces are awakening with heightened intuition. Snake can teach about shedding what is not needed; perceptions, attitudes, ideals. Snake shows how to access vitality, ambitions and dreams along with intellect and personal power. What things are surfacing that you need to strike out and take advantage of? Perhaps a time to rest and reflect? Listen to your intuition and visions at this time. Contemplate the colors, striking ability and activity of the snake type to further understand what snake is saying.
The sword is in essence composed of a blade and a guard; it is
therefore a symbol of ‘conjunction’, especially when, in the Middle Ages, it takes
on the form of a cross. Among many primitive peoples it was the object of much
veneration. The Scythians used to make an annual sacrifice of several horses to
the blade of a sword, which they conceived as a god of war. Similarly, the Romans
believed that iron, because of its association with Mars, was capable of warding
off evil spirits (8). The belief still persists in Scotland (21). Founders of cities, in
the ancient Che-King tales of China, wear swords (7). As a religious symbol, it is
still in use as part of the ceremonial dress of oriental bishops. Its primary symbolic meaning, however, is of a wound and the power to wound, and hence of
liberty and strength. Schneider has shown that, in megalithic culture, the sword is
the counterpart of the distaff, which is the feminine symbol of the continuity of
life. The sword and the distaff symbolize, respectively, death and fertility—the
two opposites which constitute the basic symbolism of the mountain (Schneider
suggests that in the animal world the equivalents are the phallic fish and the frog)
(50). Furthermore, given the cosmic sense of sacrifice (that is, the inversion of the
implied realities of the terrestrial and the celestial orders), the sword is then seen
as a symbol of physical extermination and psychic decision (60), as well as of the spirit and the word of God, the latter being a particularly common symbol during
the Middle Ages (4). In this connexion, Bayley draws attention to the interesting
relationship between the English words sword and word. There can be no doubt
that there is a sociological factor in sword-symbolism, since the sword is an
instrument proper to the knight, who is the defender of the forces of light against
the forces of darkness. But the fact is that in rites at the dawning of history and
in folklore even today, the sword plays a similar spiritual rôle, with the magic
power to fight off the dark powers personified in the ‘malevolent dead’, which is
why it always figures in apotropaic dances. When it appears in association with
fire and flames—which correspond to it in shape and resplendence—it symbolizes purification. Schneider bears this out with his comment that whereas purification goes with fire and the sword, punishment goes with the lash and the club
(51). In alchemy, the sword is a symbol for purifying fire. The golden sword—
Chrysaor in Greek mythology—is a symbol for supreme spiritualization (15).
The Western type of sword, with its straight blade, is, by virtue of its shape, a
solar and masculine symbol. The Oriental sword, being curved, is lunar and
feminine. Here one must recall the general meaning of weapons, which is the
antithesis of the monster. The sword, because of its implication of ‘physical
extermination’, must be a symbol of spiritual evolution, just as the tree is of
involution; that is, the tree stands for the development of life within matter and
activity. This dualism between the spirit on the one hand and life on the other was
resolved by Ludwig Klages, for his part, by opting for life, but Novalis has well
expressed the contrary opinion with his observation that ‘life is an infirmity of
the spirit’. It is a duality which is well illustrated by the opposing characteristics
of wood (which is feminine) and metal. If the tree corresponds to the process of
proliferation, then the sword represents the inverse. At least Conrad Dinckmut’s
Seelen Wurzgarten (Ulm, 1483), like many other similar works, has a 15thcentury illustration of Christ with a branch or a tree on the left side of his face,
whereas symmetrically opposite there is a sword. This association of the sword
with the tree is of great antiquity: we ourselves have seen a prehistoric Germanic
relief depicting two figures, one being feminine and bearing a branch, the other
masculine, with a sword. One may also see here an allegory of War and Peace;
certainly the mediaeval illustration may allude to the olive branch, but there is
nothing of this in the Germanic relief. Evola maintains that the sword is related to
Mars, but with additional vertical—and horizontal—symbolisms, alluding, that
is, to life and death. It is also linked with steel as a symbol of the transcendent
toughness of the all-conquering spirit. To quote from Emilio Sobejano, Swords of
Spain, in Arte Español, XXI (1956): ‘Among the Germanic races, as Livy observed, the sword was at no time very common; on the contrary, it served as a
symbol befitting high command and the loftiest rank; one only has to think of the
dignity and pomp which characterized the institution of the Comes Spatharius,
created by the Emperor Gordian the Younger around the year 247. . . . The sword
is almost exclusively the prerogative of high dignitaries. There is an Arabic tradition to the effect that it was the Hebrews who invented the sword, and that the
place where it was first made—a tragic sign of how the idea first came into the
world—was mount Casium, on the outskirts of Damascus, which was to become
famous throughout Islam on account of its steel, and where, according to the
ancient belief, Cain slew his brother. There, by an accident of fate, settled the first
artificers of the newly invented weapon.’ The sword of fire bears testimony to
the intrinsic relationship between the symbols of the sword, steel (or iron), Mars
and fire, all of which have a ‘common rhythm’. On the other hand, it emphasizes
the heat of the flame and the coldness of the bare metal; hence, the sword of fire
is a symbol implying an ambivalent synthesis, like the volcano (gelat et ardet),
and also a symbol of the weapon which severs Paradise (the realm of the fire of
love) from earth (the world of affliction).
To dream that you wear a sword, indicates that you will fill some public position with honor.
To have your sword taken from you, denotes your vanquishment in rivalry.
To see others bearing swords, foretells that altercations will be attended with danger.
A broken sword, foretells despair.
To dream that you are wielding a sword, represents your strength, ambition, competitive nature decisiveness and willpower. You are looking to hold a position of prestige, authority, and distinction. Alternatively, the sword may be seen as a phallic symbol and thus represent masculine power.
Dreaming that you are wielding a sword, represents your ambition, competitive nature decisiveness and will power.. You seek to hold a position of prestige, authority, and distinction. Alternatively, the sword can be seen as a phallic symbol and thus represent masculine power.
To eat something that is raw, signifies some unexplored or untried experiences. Perhaps you are feeling apprehensive and ill prepared about what is ahead for you. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor for your "raw" emotions.
To see a blade in your dream, suggests that you are making some difficult and important decisions. You need to be able to make clear distinctions between your choices. It also indicates that you are walking on a thin line and need to balance aspects of your life carefully.
Dreaming of a blade, suggests that you are making some difficult and important decisions. You need to be able to make clear distinctions between your choices. It also indicates that you are walking on a thin line and need to balance aspects of your life carefully.