More dreams this past week. 2 days in particular really stood out. This is what I copied in my journal from a few days ago:
- Houses — was with my sister and kept returning to “my house” for some reason. Lots of houses around. Measurements being made by real estate agents. Houses had popped up everywhere. Zelda got out one time while I was walking around to look at houses with my sister. She dutifully followed me back home when I called to her.
- Mom and Dad were over. Dad had just gotten back from a trip? They were on the phone. Talking with each other but at the same house. Dad became annoyed and told Mom to hang up.I had an answering machine. It had picked up 4 SPAM messages. I wondered why I even kept the home number. Clearly I didn’t need it. Or was it connected to my cell?
- Dad was trying to show me that authors borrow stuff from other stories, that Dr. Seuss had taken his book from someone else’s ideas, which explained why the cover made references to parts of the book that weren’t even there anymore. I felt like the world had opened up to me.
And then my memory of last night’s dreams:
I was at the dining table of my parents’ house, I’m pretty sure, and I was sitting around the table with some friends to celebrate something (birthday?), and I had brought a card, but I had brought the wrong card accidentally. It was a Valentine to me from a woman I knew. The Valentine seemed odd to me, and I was embarrassed and couldn’t believe that I had brought it to this gathering and almost given it to the birthday girl.
I was looking for a new house, and the one we were considering looked rather small. A small but adequate sized kitchen and dining room, but that was about it. But then I looked more closely and saw that there was another room behind the kitchen, half-obstructed and hidden from view level. So, we ducked down and continued on to a bedroom (a master bedroom). The house seemed a little more appealing with the bedroom, and then I noticed another room hidden behind that room. We continued on and found a guest bedroom (better and better!) Beyond that we found a living room. At some point I remember commenting to my dad (who was suddenly in the picture) that one of the beds had a large built-in urinal to the side of it, which could be convenient for needing to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Overall, the house seemed a little more complete and doable, though a bit cramped and oddly constructed.
I was contemplating returning to my old job. The position had opened, and I was debating whether to apply for it.
Corresponding interpretations from dreammoods.com:
To see an answering machine in your dream suggests that you are not listening to a message that someone around you is trying to convey. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties and frustration in understanding some idea or viewpoint.
To dream that you are in the bedroom signifies aspects of yourself that you keep private. It is also indicative of your sexual nature and intimate relations.
To see a cat in your dream symbolizes an independent spirit, feminine sexuality, creativity, and power.To dream that you cannot find your cat highlights your independent spirit. You need to allow yourself to be free and not let anyone or anything hold you back.
To dream that you are in a dining room represents your quest for knowledge and understanding. You may be reaching an important decision in your life.
To see your father in your dream symbolizes authority and protection. It suggests that you need to be more self-reliant. Consider also your waking relationship with your father and how aspects of his character may be incorporated within yourself.
To see a house in your dream represents your own soul and self. Specific rooms in the house indicate a specific aspect of your psyche. If the house is shifting, then it suggests that you are going through some personal changes and changing your belief system.
If you dream that you are still working at your old job, then it suggests that there is an old lesson that you need to learn and apply to a current situation.
To see a kitchen in your dream signifies your need for warmth, spiritual nourishment and healing. It may also be symbolic of the nurturing mother or the way that you are for your loved ones. Alternatively the kitchen represents a transformation. Something new or life altering is about to occur. The dream could also be telling you that if “you can’t stand the heat, then you need to get out of the kitchen”. You need to abort your plans.
To see a new house in your dream indicates that you are taking on a new identity and developing new strengths. You are becoming more emotionally mature.
In general, dreaming of new things and new places corresponds to what is new in your waking life. It refers to something that is different or unfamiliar.
To see your parents in your dream symbolizes both power, shelter, and love. You may be expressing your concerns and worries about your own parents. Alternatively, it represents the merging of the female and male aspects of your character.
To dream that you find or discover a new room suggests that you are developing new strengths and taking on new roles. You may be growing emotionally. Alternatively, such rooms are symbolic of neglected skills or rejected potential.
To see your sister in your dream symbolizes some aspect of your relationship with her, whether it one of sibling rivalry, nurturance, protectiveness, etc
To see a urinal in your dream signifies disorder in your personal relationships.
To dream that you are receiving a valentine represents your likeability, compassion and good-hearted nature.