I had a dream, but my dream had no meaning...it was spinning like a wheel, a wheel that was without purpose sitting by itself round n round going, but never truly moving. My mind brought me to a memory of my life, but my life never had time...I was growing, but the clock never ticked as the hands never moved, the day was always the same and never ending. Emotions...I had those once upon a time, but those "things" were never alive, for they hid behind gravestones and were born without faces. Complex this is...this which is without name and indescribable...is this the place I dwell? My world? The very dimension my being has chosen unwillingly by birth? Must be...existing by the chain that ate the key.
This is a symbol, wide in scope, much used in the ornamental arts and
in architecture, complex and enclosing several layers of meaning. Some of the
disagreement about its symbolic sense may be due to confusion of the disk
(which is immobile) with the wheel (which rotates). There is, however, no objection to the fusion of the two symbols with a view to reconciling the two ideas of
the disk and the wheel. One of the elementary forms of wheel-symbolism consists of the sun as a wheel, and of ornamental wheels as solar emblems (14). As
Krappe has pointed out, the concept of the sun as a wheel was one of the most
widespread notions of antiquity. The idea of the sun as a two-wheeled chariot is
only at one remove from this. These same ideas can be found among the Aryans
and also among the Semites (35). Given the symbolic significance of the sun as a
source of light (standing for intelligence) and of spiritual illumination, it is easy to
understand why the Buddhist doctrine of the solar wheel has been so widely
admired (31). ‘Catherine-wheels’, and the ‘wheel of fire’ rolled down the hillside
in popular festivals of the summer-solstice; and the mediaeval processions in
which wheels were mounted on boats or carts, as well as the torture-on-thewheel; and such traditions as the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ or the ‘Wheel of the Year’, all
point to a deeply rooted solar or zodiacal symbolism. The function of the wheelof-fire was, in essence, to ‘stimulate’ the sun in its activity and to ward off winter
and death (17). It is, therefore, a symbolic synthesis of the activity of cosmic
forces and the passage of time (57). There is, it must be admitted, a discrepancy
between the interpretation of those who see the wheel particularly as a solar
symbol, and those who relate it to the symbolism of the pole (although basically
both allude to the mystery of the rotational tendency of all cyclic processes). The
swastika, being an intermediate sign between the cross and the wheel, is similarly
regarded by some as a solar and by others as a polar sign. Guénon tends towards
the latter hypothesis (28). But, in any case, the allusion is, in the last resort, to the splitting up of the world-order into two essentially different factors: rotary
movement and immobility—or the perimeter of the wheel and its still centre, an
image of the Aristotelian ‘unmoved mover’. This becomes an obsessive theme in
mythic thinking, and in alchemy it takes the form of the contrast between the
volatile (moving and therefore transitory) and the fixed. The dual structure of the
wheel is usually indicated by characteristic patterns which tend to confine geometric ornamentation—either stylized or figurative—to the periphery, while the
round, empty space in the middle is either left vacant, or a single symbol is
inscribed therein—a triangle, for instance, or a sacred figure. Guénon notes that
the Celtic wheel-symbol persisted into the Middle Ages, and adds that the ornamental oculi of Romanesque churches and the rose-windows of Gothic architecture are versions of this wheel. He also shows that there is an indubitable connexion
between the wheel and such emblematic flowers as the rose (in the West) and the
lotus (in the East) (28)—in other words, figures patterned after the mandala. The
rim of the wheel is divided into sectors illustrating phases in the passage of time.
In alchemy, there are numerous symbolic representations of the wheel, denoting
the circulatory process: the ascending period is shown on one side, the descending on the other. These alchemic stages are also represented as birds soaring
heavenwards or swooping down to earth, denoting sublimation and condensation, in turn corresponding to evolution and involution, or spiritual progress and
regression (32). The ‘Wheel of Law, Truth and Life’ is one of the eight emblems
of good luck in Chinese Buddhism. It illustrates the way of escape from the
illusory world (of rotation) and from illusions, and the way towards the ‘Centre’
(5). The wheel which is divided up into sectors by radii drawn from its outer
perimeter to the circumference of an inner circle, is a graphic symbol sometimes
seen in water-marks of mediaeval times over a plant-stem located between the
horns of an ox (symbolizing sacrifice); Bayley opines that this wheel represents
the ‘communion of saints’, or the reunion of the faithful in the mystic Centre (4).
René Guénon says, in relation to Taoist doctrine, that the chosen one, the sage,
invisible at the centre of the wheel, moves it without himself participating in the
movement and without having to bestir himself in any way. He quotes, among
others, the following Taoist passages: ‘The sage is he who has attained the central
point of the Wheel and remains bound to the “Unvarying Mean”, in indissoluble
union with the Origin, partaking of its immutability and imitating its non-acting
activity’; ‘He who has reached the highest degree of emptiness, will be secure in
repose. To return to the root is to enter into the state of repose’, that is, to throw
off the bonds of things transitory and contingent (25).
All things that flow and grow were regarded in early religions as a symbol
of life: fire represented the vital craving for nourishment, water was chosen for its
fertilizing powers, plants because of their verdure in spring-time. Now, all—or
very nearly all—symbols of life are also symbolic of death. Media vita in morte
sumus, observed the mediaeval monk, to which modern science has replied La vie
c’est la mort (Claude Bernard). Thus, fire is the destroyer, while water in its
various forms signifies dissolution, as suggested in the Psalms. In legend and
folklore, the Origin of life—or the source of the renewal of the life forces—takes
the form of caves and caverns where wondrous torrents and springs well up (38).
Emotions expressed in dreams is a way for people to act out the feelings that they normally would not express if they were awake. The dream provides a "safe" outlet for these emotions instead of letting them get pent up.
Emotions expressed in dreams is a way for people to act out their feelings which they would not normally express if they were awake. This provides a "safe" outlet for these emotions instead of letting them be pent up.
To dream of giving birth or see someone else giving birth, suggests that you are giving birth to a new idea or project. It also represents a new attitude, fresh beginnings or a major event. Alternatively, the dream may be calling attention to your inner child and the potential for you to grow. A more direct interpretation of this dream, may represent your desires/ anxieties of giving birth or the anticipation for such an event to occur.
To dream that you are giving birth to a non-human creature, signifies your overwhelming (and unfounded) fear in the health of your baby. You are overly concerned that your baby may have birth defects. This type of dream is common in expectant mothers in their second trimester. If you are not expecting, then it refers to your fear in the outcome of some decision or project. You are trying to overcome difficulties in your life and achieve inner development.
In particular, if you dream that you are giving birth to a monster, then it implies that your inner creative energy has yet to blossom and grow into expression. You may have some hesitation in releasing this "monster" for fear that others will judge you or that they will not accept your ideals.
To dream that the mother dies during birth, represents transformation. The dream represents the ending of one thing (death) and the new beginning of another thing (birth). You may be making life changes or getting rid of your old habits and ways.
For a married woman to dream of giving birth to a child, great joy and a handsome legacy is foretold.
For a single woman, loss of virtue and abandonment by her lover.
For unmarried women to dream of giving of birth to children, is indicative of
inevitable unchastity. For married women it indicates happy confinement.
Dreaming of giving birth or see someone else giving birth, suggests that you are giving birth to a new idea or project. It also represents a new attitude, fresh beginnings or a major upcoming event. Alternatively, the dream may be calling attention to your inner child and the potential for your to grow. A more direct interpretation of this dream, may represent your desires/ anxieties of giving birth or the anticipation for such an event to occur. Dreaming that you are giving birth to a non-human creature means you overwhelming (an unfounded) fear in the health of your baby. You are overly concerned that your baby may have birth defects. This type of dream is common in expectant mothers in their second trimester. If you are not expecting, then it refers to your fear in the outcome of some decision or project. You are trying to overcome difficulties in your life and achieve inner development. In particular, if you dream that you are giving birth to a monster, then it implies that your inner creative energy has yet to differentiate itself and grow into expression. You may hold some hesitation in releasing this "monster" for fear that others will judge your or that they will not accept your ideals. Dreaming that the mother dies during birth, represents transformation. The dream represents the ending of one thing (death) and the new beginning of another thing (birth). You may be making life changes or getting rid of your old habits and ways.
Women who are pregnant and men who are going to be fathers commonly have dreams about giving birth. It is not an omen of anything to come, but simply the mind trying to cope with a significant anxiety-provoking event.
If neither you nor your mate are pregnant, this dream could symbolise new beginnings (i.e. giving birth to new ideas, new ways of living, or a new stage in life).
A dream of giving birth can also mean that you understand that it will be hard work to achieve your goal.
Superstition-based dream interpretations say that giving birth in a dream is a sign of good luck, while multiple births are omens of forthcoming material wealth.
Symbolically, the world is the realm in which a state of existence is
unfolded (25), comprising many component parts adhering together. Used in the
plural, the term pertains, in a sense, to space-symbolism, but the ‘worlds’ are
really only different modes of the spirit (26). The explanation of the cosmic and
moral significance of the three worlds (the infernal, the terrestrial and the celestial) is to be sought in the symbolism of level. The inferior must not always be
equated with the subterranean, for, in megalithic cultures, the latter was usually
located high up, or in the hollow interior of mountains (conceived as the dwellingplace of the dead). Guénon has pointed out that references to the ‘subterranean
world’ are found in a large number of cultural traditions, in which the ‘cult of the
cavern’ or cave is linked with that of the ‘centre’. One must also bear in mind the
equation of the cavern with the cave of the heart, the latter being considered as the
Centre of being or the Egg of the World (28).
To dream that it is the end of the world, suggests that you are under a tremendous level of stress. You may be feeling vulnerable or helpless in some situation.
To dream that you are saving the world, signifies confidence in your abilities and belief in yourself. You have a positive perspective on life and in where you are headed. Don't let someone or something prevent you from progressing forward or question your abilities.
Dreaming that it is the end of the world, suggests that you are under a tremendous level of stress. You may be feeling vulnerable or helpless in some situation. Dreaming that you are saving the world means confidence in your abilities and belief in yourself. You do not let others question your intelligence or your abilities and generally have a good perspective on life and what your goals are. Don't let someone or something prevent you from progressing forward.
Positive associations with this tarot card:
fulfillment, completion, satisfaction, joy, wholeness, success.
Negative associations with this tarot card:
stagnation, lack of will, impatience, delays.
The World heralds the arrival of your heart's desire, whatever that may be, a time of achievement, recognition, success and triumph.
This card signals a time of enjoyment, of holidays and travel, time with loved ones, a fulfilling relationship is on offer and spoiling yourself with the material things you've been wanting.
The World also marks the end of one cycle and the beginning of another.
Negatively, The World points toward delays and that you may still need to overcome some challenges before you suceed, so don't give up so close to the finish line.
Don't be lacking in vision or feel insecure, success will soon be yours.
It is very common to dream about all kinds of faces. Strange faces and familiar faces alike are frequent images in our dreams. Interpret your dream by considering the face and the general content of the dream. A stranger's face could represent different parts of your personality or psyche. You think that you are seeing a stranger but in actuality you are seeing a different part of yourself. Jung said that the stranger is a part of you that comes from the unconscious. A comic face may indicate that you have a conscious or unconscious need to mock or snub the conventional. Featureless faces suggest that you may feel unnoticed and unappreciated. On the other hand, some believe that the blank or unclear face represents a teacher. That is someone who is there to show and teach you a lesson but you are unprepared for it and the face is blank. Smiling faces are representative of happy thoughts and feelings and possibly anticipation of a joyful event in the near future. Your own face in a mirror can represent a secret. Always remember the compensatory nature of dreams and their ability to point to the opposite of what you experience in daily life.