Although falling may represent the shattering of our ambitions, the sensation of slipping through the air into nothingness is usually the result of stress, fear and anxiety in waking life.
Family members may appear in our dreams to symbolize an offering of security and support. To dream of parents demonstrates a longing for security and approval. Mothers typically personify love and support, while fathers reflect a desire for authority or protection.
Members of the extended family usually appear in dreams either as themselves, highlighting positive or negative aspects in our relationship with them, or signifying various aspects of our own personality that may be a source of comfort or a challenge.
Fire is dangerous and can be a symbol of destruction, but it also cleanses and purifies. It can illuminate but also causes pain. Fire energy is a strong symbol of eternal life or eternal damnation. In dreams, fire can also depict a new beginning, spiritual illumination, sexual passion or disruptive emotions such as the flames of passion or envy.
The frequency with which we dream about flowers and plants is testimony to the strong hold they exert within dreamlore, and the strong emotions they evoke in us. If we are feeling happy and peaceful, we may dream of sitting in a summer garden surrounded by dazzling flowers, but if sad or disappointed, our dreams may contain images of dead flowers.
Food is both nourishment and pleasure, and as such it plays an important role in dreamlore. The symbolism of food is generally fortuitous, and dreaming of having a meal with loved ones indicates family contentment. You can find more information on our page about
Fruit- See Dream Dictionary: Food
Fruit dreams have a lot of sexual symbolism, although some may indicate bitterness and jealousy too.
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