Yesterday I posted a little information about the top ten symbols of Christmas. But do Christmas symbols have different meanings in the dream world?
To see Santa Claus in your dream might suggest that you need to be more giving, forgiving, and/or accepting. You may need to acknowledge, or attend to some aspect of yourself. Are you reflecting on the good and bad things that you have done?
To dream that you or someone is dressed as Santa Claus may suggest that you need to treat others as you would like to be treated.
A picture with Santa Claus might symbolize your personal memories of the holidays.
The Santa Claus image might also be archetypal as a Great Father image, the Wise Old Man, or represent the Great Wizard. He might be bringing more than toys, but deep wisdom–listen well. He can also be a surrogate for the Christ image, or for God.
To dream of Christmas may suggest family togetherness, reunion, or celebration. It can also represent new beginnings and fresh starts. It can also symbolize stress or a loss of innocence. Consider also your own associations.
To see or send a Christmas Card in your dream might indicate that you are reaching out to someone and reconnecting with some old times, or ideas. It is also symbolic of forgiveness. Do you need to swallow your pride and let go of the past?
To see a Christmas Tree in your dream may symbolize family celebrations, relationships, and gatherings. Are you experiencing some anxieties and stress in your domestic life? This tree may also signify a passage of time, self-development, or spirituality. Consider also the feelings you experience during Christmas to assist you in deciphering this symbol.
To see Christ in your dream represents perfection of the self and spiritual truth. You may need to work on self-fulfillment through love. As an archetypal image the Christ is a powerful spiritual symbol affecting and influencing you. He represents the very best of your self. Of course this symbol may have many personal associations for you, depending on your beliefs.
To see or hang an ornament in your dream may refer to the things in your life that you do to make yourself feel good, look good, or that add color to your life. It is also symbolic of a spiritual gift.
Light in your dream may represent, clarity, guidance, understanding, and/or insight. Light may be being shed on a once cloudy, or foggy, situation or problem. Have you found the truth/answer to a situation, or problem? Also consider the color of the light for additional meaning.
If the light is bright, then it might indicate that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness. Bright light dreams have been reported for those who are near death.
A soft or shadowy light in your dreams might suggest feelings or thoughts coming from the more primal aspects, or less developed parts, of your subconscious.
If you cannot turn the light on might indicate a lack of insight and perspective on a situation, or that something is frustrating your ability to discover an answer.
Present, or Gift
To see a present in a dream may be a pun on being “present” and here. Perhaps you need to live for the moment and not dwell in the past?
If you are giving a gift it may signify your generosity.. If you are showering someone with gifts, you might be overly pushy with your advice, or perhaps you are trying too hard to be accepted? f you are buying or giving someone expensive gifts, then it may symbolize the sacrifices you are making for someone.
If you receive a gift it may indicate that you are being rewarded and recognized for your generosity and giving nature. If you receive an inappropriate gift, then it might suggest that you are the subject of unwelcome attention from someone. If you give an inappropriate gift, then it might suggest that your true nature will eventually be exposed. The gift itself will provide you more information.
To open a gift and find something disgusting inside might symbolize a disappointment or an unexpected failure.
Gift-wrap in your dream may suggest that there is something you are trying to cover up or hide. Maybe you’re trying to present something unpleasant in a more cheerful way?Consider what you are wrapping for more meaning.
A burning candle may signify good luck or hope is coming your way. Maybe you are experiencing spiritual enlightenment? Candles are also symbolic of intellect, awareness, or the search for truth.
An unlit candle might symbolize feelings of rejection, or disappointments, or that you are not utilizing your potential. If you try to light the candle and it won’t light, then it may represent grief, or denial about something, or as with being unable to turn on a light bulb, it may mean that you are feeling powerless.
To see a candle blow out in your dream indicates that you are giving up, or letting go of, an aspect of yourself, or something that used to be important to you. To watch the candle burn down to nothing may represent your fears of aging and dying, or alternatively, a fear of sexual impotence. Two see a candle with a burning wick at both ends may suggest that you are trying to take on too much.
Red colored candles can sometimes symbolize some intimate or romantic relationship, though they can also represent danger and anger. Black candles can represent the death, or end to something while white can represent purity and new beginnings.
To see or eat candy may symbolize the joys and the special treats in life. It can also represent indulgence, sensuality and/or forbidden pleasure. Are you devoting too much time to unimportant issues? A candy cane for some people can represent the Shepard’s crook and thus have something to say about humility or spiritual surprise.
May represent the blood of Christ, or the Christ himself. As with all flowers it can also be a symbol of the giving of love.