Let us see the meanings or probable effects, as per Vedic scriptures (excerpts from “Phiolosophy of Dreams” by Swami Sivananda), of various dreams (objects, persons or situation) that we may experience during our dream states (of sleep).
Abuse: There may be a dispute between you and the person with whom you do business. Take heed and be not slack in your attentions.
Accident: Personal afflictions may be inevitable. But you will remove soon from the trouble.
Accuse: This is a sign of great trouble. You will acquire riches by your own personal efforts. Adultery: Troubles are approaching. Your prospects may be blasted. Despair will catch hold of you.
Advocate: A dream that you are an advocate indicates that you will be prominent in future. You will win universal respect.
Affluence: This is not a favourable dream. It is indicatory of poverty.
Anger: The person with whom you are angry is your best friend.
Ass: All your great troubles, in spite of despairing circumstances, will end in ultimate success after much struggle and suffering.
Baby: If you are nursing a baby, it denotes sorrow and misfortune. If you see a baby that is sick, it means that somebody among your relatives will die.
Bachelor: Dreaming of a bachelor tells that you will shortly, meet with a friend. Bankrupt: This is a dream of warning lest you should undertake something undesirable for you and also injurious to yourself. Be cautious in your transactions.
Advancement: A sign of success in all that you undertake.
Battle: To dream of being in a battle means quarrel with neighbours or friends in a serious manner.
Beauty: To dream that you are beautiful indicates that you will become ugly with sickness and that you will become weak in body. Increasing beauty indicates death.
Birds: To see birds flying are very unlucky; it denotes sorrowful setback in circumstances. Poor persons may become better especially if they hear birds sing.
Birth: For unmarried women to dream of giving of birth to children, is indicative of inevitable unchastity. For married women it indicates happy confinement.
Blind: To dream of the blind is a sign that you will have no real friends.
Boat: To sail in a boat or ship on smooth waters is lucky. On rough waters, it is unlucky. To fall into water indicates great peril.
Books: To dream of books is an auspicious sign. Your future life will be very agreeable. Woman dreaming of books will get a son of eminent learning.
Bread: You will succeed in earthly business pursuits. Eating good bread indicates good health and long life. Burnt bread is a sign of funeral and so is bad.
Bride, Bridegroom: This dream is an unlucky one. It indicates sorrow and disappointment. You will mourn at the death of some relative.
Bugs: This indicates sure sickness. Many enemies are seeking to injure you.
Butter: Good dream. Joy and feasting. Sufferings terminate quickly.
Camel: Heavy burdens will come upon you. You will meet with heavy disasters. But you will bear with heroism.
Cat: This is a bad dream. This indicates treachery and fraud. Killing a cat indicates discovery of enemies.
Cattle: You will become rich and fortunate. Black and big-horned cattle indicate enemies of a violent nature.
Children: See Birth.
Clouds: Dark clouds indicate great sorrows that have to be passed through. But they will pass away if the clouds are moving or breaking away.
Corpse: Vision of a corpse indicates a hasty and imprudent engagement in which you will be unhappy.
Cow: Milking cow is a sign of riches. To be pursued by a cow indicates an overtaking enemy.
Crow: This indicates a sorrowful funeral ceremony.
Death: This indicates long life. But a sick person dreaming of death has the positive results.
Desert: Travelling across a desert shows the inevitability of a long and tedious journey. Accompaniment of sunshine indicates successful journey.
Devil: It is high time for you to mend yourself. Great evil may come to you. You must pursue virtue.
Dinner: If you are taking your dinner, it foretells great difficulties where you will be in want of meals. You will be uncomfortable. Enemies will try to injure your character. You should be careful about those whom you are confiding.
Disease: If a sick person dreams of disease it means recovery from the same. To young men it is a warning against evil company and intemperance.
Earthquake: This foretells that great trouble is going to come, loss in business, bereavement and separation. Family ties are broken by death—quarrels in family and fear everywhere, heart breaking agony and disaster from all sides.
Eclipse: Hopes are eclipsed. Death is near. Enjoyment may be put an end to. There is no use of dotting on the wife, for life is coming to an end. The friend is a traitor. All expectations will bear no fruit.
Elephant: Good health, success, strength, prosperity, intelligence.
Embroidery: Those persons who love you are not true to their salt. They will deceive you.
Famine: National prosperity and individual comfort. Much enjoyment. A dream of contrary.
Father: Father loves you. If the father is dead, it shows a sign of affliction.
Fields: Very great prosperity. To walk in green fields shows great happiness and wealth.
Everything happens good. Scorched fields denote poverty.
Fighting: Quarrels in families. Misunderstanding among lovers, if not temporary separation. A bad dream for merchants, soldiers and sailors.
Fire: Health and great happiness, kind relations and warm friends.
Floods: Successful trade, safe voyage for traders. But to ordinary persons it indicates bad health and unfavourable circumstances.
Flowers: Gathering beautiful flowers is an indication of prosperity. You will be very fortunate in all your undertakings.
Frogs: These creatures are not harmful. This dream therefore is not unfavourable. It denotes success.
Ghost: This is a very bad omen. Difficulties will be overwhelming. Terrible enemies will overpower you.
Giant: Great difficulty to be encountered. But meet it with boldness. Then it will vanish. This indicates that you will have an enemy of the most dreadful character.
Girl (unmarried): Success, auspiciousness will come over you. Hopes will be fulfilled.
God: This is a rare dream which few people experience. Great success and elevation.
Grave: Some friend or relative will die. Recovery from illness doubtful.
Hanging: If you are hung, it is good to you. You will rise in society, and become wealthy.
Heaven: The remainder of your life will be spiritually happy, and your death will be peaceful.
Hell: There will be bodily suffering and also mental agony. Great suffering due to enemies and death of relatives, etc.
Home: To dream of home-life in early boyhood indicates good health and prosperity. Good sign of progress.
Husband: Your wish will not be granted. If you fall in love with another woman’s husband, it indicates that you are growing vicious.
Ill: To dream that you are ill shows that you will have to fall a victim to some temptation, which, if you do not resist, will injure your character.
Injury: If you are injured by somebody else, it means that there are enemies to destroy you. Beware of them. Change of locality is desirable.
Itch: This is an unlucky dream. Denotes much difficulty and trouble. You will be unhappy.
Jail: If you dream that you are in jail it indicates that in life you will prosper. This is a dream of contrary.
Journey: This indicates that there will be a great change in conditions and circumstances. Good journey indicates good conditions and bad journey with troubles indicates a bad life.
King: To appear before a friendly king is a sign of great success, and before a cruel king is very unfavourable.
Lamp: Very favourable dream. Very happy life. Family peaceful. This dream is always of good signs.
Learning: You will attain influence and respect. Good omen to dream that you are learning and acquiring knowledge.
Leprosy: To dream that you have leprosy always indicates a very great future misfortune. Perhaps you have committed some crime to be severely punished by law. You will have many enemies.
Light: To dream of lights is very good. It denotes riches and honour.
Limbs: Breakage of limbs indicates breakage of a marriage vow.
Lion: This dream indicates greatness, elevation and honour. You will become very important among men. You will become very powerful and happy.
Money: Receiving money in dream denotes earthly prosperity. Giving of it denotes ability to give money.
Mother: If you dream that you see your mother and converse with her, it indicates that you will have prosperity in life. To dream that you have lost your mother indicates her sickness.
Murder: To dream that you have murdered somebody denotes that you are going to become very bad and wretched, vicious and criminal.
Nectar: To drink nectar in dream indicates riches and prosperity. You will be beyond your expectations. You will marry a handsome person in high life and live in great state.
Nightmare: You are guided by foolish persons. Beware of such people.
Noises: To dream of hearing noises indicates quarrels in family and much misery in life.
Ocean: The state of life will be as the ocean is perceived to be in dream, viz., calm and peaceful life when the ocean is calm and troublesome life when the ocean is stormy, etc.
Office: If you dream that you are turned out of the office it means that you will die or lose all property. This is a very bad dream for all people.
Owl: Denotes sickness and poverty, disgrace and sorrow. After dreaming of an owl, one need not have any hope of prosperity in life.
Palace: To live in a palace is a good omen. You will be elevated to a state of wealth and dignity.
Paradise: This is a very good dream. Hope of immortality and entrance into Paradise. Cessation of sorrows. Happy and healthy life.
Pigs: This indicates a mixture of good and bad luck. You will have great troubles but you will succeed. Many enemies are there, but there are some who will help you.
Prison: This is a dream of contrary. Indicates freedom and happiness.
Rain: This foretells trouble especially when it is heavy and boisterous. Gentle rain is a good
dream indicating happy and calm life.
River: Rapid and flowing muddy river indicates great troubles and difficulties. But a river with calm glassy surface foretells happiness and love.
Ship: If you have a ship of your own sailing on the sea, it indicates advancement in riches. A ship that is tossed in the ocean and about to sink indicates disaster in life.
Singing: This is a dream of contrary. It indicates weeping and grief. Much suffering. Snakes: You have sly and dangerous enemies who will injure your character and state of life.
Thunder: Great danger in life. Faithful friends will desert you. Thunder from a distance indicates that you will overcome troubles.
Volcano: Quarrels and disagreements in life.
Water: This indicates birth (of some person).
Wedding: This indicates that there is a funeral to be witnessed by you. To dream that you are married indicates that you will never marry. Marriage of sick persons indicates their death.
Young: To dream of young persons indicates enjoyment. If you are young, it indicates your sickness. You may die quickly.