'Tis the voice of the Lobster: I heard him declare
"You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.
When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark,
And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark;
But, when the tide rises and sharks are around,
His voice has a timid and tremulous sound.
I passed by his garden, and marked, with one eye,
How the Owl and the Panther were sharing a pie:
The Panther took pie-crust, and gravy, and meat,
While the Owl had the dish as its share of the treat.
When the pie was all finished, the Owl, as a boon,
Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon;
While the Panther received knife and fork with a growl,
And concluded the banquet by --- *
Alice's recitation is suddenly interrupted by the Mock Turtle, who finds the poem "the most confusing thing I ever heard." It is generally assumed that the last words of the poem could be supplied as "— eating the Owl".
In the Egyptian system of hieroglyphs, the owl symbolizes death,
night, cold and passivity. It also pertains to the realm of the dead sun, that is, of
the sun which has set below the horizon and which is crossing the lake or sea of
To see an owl in your dream, symbolizes wisdom, insight, magic, expanded awareness and virtue. You are highly connected to your intuitive senses and psychic power. The owl is also synonymous with death, darkness and the unconscious. The appearance of an owl may be telling you to let go of the past or certain negative behaviors.
To hear the hoot of an owl in your dream, denotes disappointments and death. Your unconscious mind may be trying to get your attention.
To see a dead owl in your dream, signifies some illness or death. Death in this sense may be a symbolic death, as in an important transition in life or the end of a negative habit.
To dream that an owl is trying to peck your eyes out, means lacking insight. There is an issue that you are trying desperately to avoid.
Denotes sickness and poverty, disgrace and sorrow. After dreaming of an owl, one
need not have any hope of prosperity in life.
To hear the solemn, unearthly sound of the muffled voice of the owl, warns dreamers that death creeps closely in the wake of health and joy. Precaution should be taken that life is not ruthlessly exposed to his unyielding grasp. Bad tidings of the absent will surely follow this dream.
To see a dead owl, denotes a narrow escape from desperate illness or death.
To see an owl, foretells that you will be secretly maligned and be in danger from enemies.
Seeing an owl in your dream, symbolizes wisdom, insight and virtue. The owl is also synonymous with death and darkness. Hearing the hoot of an owl indicates disappointments and forewarns that death creeps closely in the wake of joy and health. Seeing a dead owl means a narrow escape from desperate illness and death. Death in this sense may also represent a symbolic death, as in an important transition in life.
It usually represents wisdom and virtue, and your unconscious may be giving you important massages, so pay attention to the details in the dream. Dreaming about owls is a powerful dream, which may indicate that changes are on the way. Superstition based dream interpretations suggest that dreaming about an owl is a negative omen, which indicates a reversal in good fortune. An owl in the house predicts family arguments and chasing it away might cause things to work out for the best.
The owl is symbolic of magic and second sight. It is often referred to as the eagle of the night. It can see extremely well in the dark night and its hearing is also very well developed. Its victims are unable to hear it approach, since the owl does not create any noise during flight. People who possess the power of the owl are usually wizards or witches, or at least have a great interest in the occult. They are attracted either to white magic or, inadvisably, to black magic. It is almost impossible to keep a secret from an owl-person, as they see through even the best hidden ploys. They always grasp the whole truth and often take this gift for granted. It is because of this ability that they are often unpopular and feared by others. The owl is the essence of wisdom, since it can see and hear things that others cannot. It can help discover the truth and interpret signs of fate.
The owl represents wisdom and gives you the ability to see things that are normally hidden from view - like the motives of others so that you won't be deceived.
Owl is the Mystery of silent wisdom, heightened vision and hearing and the ability to pinpoint subtleties of motives, actions and people. He teaches the power of silence and contemplation and the balance of waiting and acting. When action is taken it is swift and exacting. Owl teaches the ability to extract secrets from within, so listen carefully. He also aids in clearing deceptions - within and without. Are you trusting your instincts about people? Are you listening to your surroundings? Do you have patience? Owl has much wisdom in teaching how to see and sense the world around you along with determination and patience in waiting for the opportune moment.
To dream of hearing voices, denotes pleasant reconciliations, if they are calm and pleasing; high-pitched and angry voices, signify disappointments and unfavorable situations.
To hear weeping voices, shows that sudden anger will cause you to inflict injury upon a friend.
If you hear the voice of God, you will make a noble effort to rise higher in unselfish and honorable principles, and will justly hold the admiration of high-minded people.
For a mother to hear the voice of her child, is a sign of approaching misery, perplexity and grievous doubts.
To hear the voice of distress, or a warning one calling to you, implies your own serious misfortune or that of some one close to you. If the voice is recognized, it is often ominous of accident or illness, which may eliminate death or loss.
To see a lobster in your dream, represents strength and persistence. You will hold your own ground and overcome minor difficulties and problems.
To dream that you are eating lobster, indicates that you will regain your confidence.
To dream of seeing lobsters, denotes great favors, and riches will endow you.
If you eat them, you will sustain contamination by associating too freely with pleasure-seeking people.
If the lobsters are made into a salad, success will not change your generous nature, but you will enjoy to the fullest your ideas of pleasure.
To order a lobster, you will hold prominent positions and command many subordinates.
Seeing a lobster in your dream, represents strength and persistence. You will hold your own ground and overcome minor difficulties and problems. Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating lobster indicates that you will regain your confidence.
Lobster, like Crab, shows how to keep protected on all levels; mental, spiritual, physical. He teaches guarding yourself with camouflage if needed along with balance and grounding. Progressing backward is sometimes needed to move forward, trust Lobster to show when and how to move into the next phase of your life. He will demonstrate how to use intuition and honing your senses. He gives you the skills to go deep into situations and hold on and/or let go if needed. Lobster's depth of feeling will show how to work together to meet all of your needs in work, home, family and friends; truth, honesty and openness will help heal. Feel the rhythm of life for when true comfort sets in creative potentialities will be born. Lobster medicine will help growth even if it means to leave the old behind.
To see a panther in your dream, signifies lurking danger and enemies working to do you harm. It represents darkness, death, and rebirth. On a more positive note, panthers signify power, beauty and/or grace. Consider the feel of your dream to determine which meaning applies.
To see a panther and experience fright, denotes that contracts in love or business may be canceled unexpectedly, owing to adverse influences working against your honor. But killing, or over-powering it, you will experience joy and be successful in your undertakings. Your surroundings will take on fair prospects.
If one menaces you by its presence, you will have disappointments in business. Other people will likely recede from their promises to you.
If you hear the voice of a panther, and experience terror or fright, you will have unfavorable news, coming in the way of reducing profit or gain, and you may have social discord; no fright forebodes less evil.
A panther, like the cat, seen in a dream, portends evil to the dreamer, unless he kills it.
Seeing a panther in your dream means lurking danger and enemies working to do you harm. It represents darkness, death, and rebirth. On a more positive note, panthers signify power, beauty and/or grace.
The panther animal totem is a very powerful and protective presence. If you have this creature as your totem, you are blessed to have such a fierce and aggressive guardian with you.
The panther is a symbol of courage, valor and power. The panther has also sometimes associated with the sun, and solar vibrancy in some cultures (South American, & Central American).
Individuals with panther totem s are usually people who come into this world with a spiritual knowing - a deeper understanding of spiritual things. These people often are very intuitive, psychic, and many are artistically inclined.
Of all the panthers, the black panther has the greatest mysticism associated with it. It is a symbol of the mother, the dark moon and the power of the night. The black panther encourages us to understand the shadow powers available to us all, to acknowledge these powers and to eliminate our fears of the darkness.
When the black panther totem appears in your life, it is also a symbol of releasing your passions, and starting a new phase of your life. A phase in which you are discovering your desires, and living your dreams.
The panther animal totem asks us these questions:
What is my Shadow Self trying to tell me?
Are my passions helping or hindering me at this time?
Am I still on the right spiritual path for myself?
Am I supressing latent desires?
Am I putting others' needs before my own to the point of self-neglect?
Am I being mindful of my movements - both physical and emotional?
Am I being defensive? Who or what am I protecting and why?
When the panther animal totem comes to us (whether it be in the form of images or real sightings) we must begin paying attention to the strength of our inner being - our internal fortitude, and the condition of our spiritual strength & valor. Panthers also beckon us to consider our darker side - analyze this side of ourselves and determine its motivation.
Symbol for ferocity, valor, time to put to use psychic, mental, physical, spiritual muscles. Strong hearing of other realms, may become sensitive to touch, past suffering will return to transform and so you can confront it, teaches understanding of transformation and agility in reclaiming one's power and prowess. Are you listening carefully of the world within and around you? Panther teaches the nuance of hearing your heart and intuitions.
To see a pie in your dream, symbolizes the rewards of your hard work. Perhaps you are reaching beyond your abilities. Alternatively, the pie may also have the same meaning as a circle. Or the pie indicates sharing and getting your fair share, as in your "piece of the pie".
To dream of eating pies, you will do well to watch your enemies, as they are planning to injure you.
For a young woman to dream of making pies, denotes that she will flirt with men for pastime. She should accept this warning.
Seeing a pie in your dream, symbolizes that there will be some reward for your hard work. It also indicates that perhaps you are reaching beyond your abilities. Alternatively, it may be a metaphor for getting your fair share, as in your "piece of the pie".
A symbol which is the inversion of sword-symbolism. It is associated
with vengeance and death, but also with sacrifice (8). The short blade of the knife
represents, by analogy, the primacy of the instinctive forces in the man wielding
it, whereas the long blade of the sword illustrates the spiritual height of the
To dream that you are carrying a knife, signifies anger, aggression and/or separation. There may be something in your life that you need to cut out and get rid of. Perhaps you need to cut ties or sever some relationship. Be more divisive. Alternatively, a knife refers to some sexual tension or sexual confrontation.
If the knife is dull, then it denotes that your hard work will result in little or no gain.
To dream that you are wounded by a knife, is symbolic of masculine or animalistic aggression.
To see an electric knife in your dream, indicates your power to get down to the truth of a situation quickly.
To dream of a knife is bad for the dreamer, as it portends separation and quarrels, and losses in affairs of a business character.
To see rusty knives, means dissatisfaction, and complaints of those in the home, and separation of lovers.
Sharp knives and highly polished, denotes worry.
Foes are ever surrounding you.
Broken knives, denotes defeat whatever the pursuit, whether in love or business.
To dream that you are wounded with a knife, foretells domestic troubles, in which disobedient children will figure largely. To the unmarried, it denotes that disgrace may follow.
To dream that you stab another with a knife, denotes baseness of character, and you should strive to cultivate a higher sense of right.
Dreaming that you are carrying a knife means anger, aggression and/or separation. There may be something in your life that you need to cut out and get rid of. Seeing a dull knife in your dream indicates that your hard work is accompanied by little or no gain. Dreaming that you are wounded by a knife, suggests that you or someone is affected by hurtful remarks or malicious gossip. Seeing an electric knife in your dream indicates your power to get down to the truth of a situation quickly.
Dreaming that you are being interrupted, suggests that things in your waking life are not going as smoothly as you would like. You may feel that you are continually being sidetracked or that you are unable to get your point across.
To dream that you are at a banquet, indicates that you are emotionally malnourished. You are seeking emotional stimulation.
It is good to dream of a banquet. Friends will wait to do you favors. To dream of yourself, together with many gaily-attired guests, eating from costly plate and drinking wine of fabulous price and age, foretells enormous gain in enterprises of every nature, and happiness among friends.
To see inharmonious influences, strange and grotesque faces or empty tables, is ominous of grave misunderstandings or disappointments.
Dreaming that you are at a banquet indicates that you are emotionally malnourished. You are seeking emotional stimulation.