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  • The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « on: January 28, 2017, 06:17:42 PM »
    The following are excerpts from Meditation, Divination and Dream Interpretation by Richard J. Smith. Happy reading! :)

    "The most popular work on dream interpretation in China has long been the Zhougong jiemeng 周公解夢 (The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams), the origins of which date no later than the Tang dynasty (618-907). It consists of a certain number of fixed interpretations of presumably common dreams, each reduced to a pithy seven-character phrase. The central idea of this work is that all one needs to interpret a dream is its main motif; one event, image or set of images constitutes the decisive omen. But the explanations of these interpretations are often far from simple. (...)

    The most extensive version of this work--the Zhougong jiemeng quanshu 周公解夢全書 (The Complete Book of the Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams)--consists of nearly one thousand seven-character dream interpretations. (...)

    The Zhougong jiemeng quanshu divides dreams into a number of overlapping categories. These include:
    (1) the cosmos 天地日月星辰 (heaven, earth, the sun, moon, stars, planets, etc.; 64 entries);
    (2) terrestrial phenomena 地理山石樹木 (mountains, rocks, plants and trees; 56 entries);
    (3) the body 身體面目齒髮 (including face, eyes, teeth and hair; 30 entries);
    (4) clothing 冠帶衣服鞋襪 (caps, robes, shoes, etc.; 50 entries);
    (5) 刀劍旌節鐘鼓 (items such as knives, swords, banners, bells and drums; 40 entries);

    (6) administration 帝王文武呼召 (rulers, civil and military officials, orders, etc.; 28 entries);
    (7) buildings 富室屋宇倉庫 (palaces, houses, granaries, etc.; 52 entries);
    (8 )domestic structures 門戶井灶廚廁 (gates, doors, stoves, wells, and privies; 52 entries);
    (9) precious items 金銀珠玉絹帛 (gold, silver, pearls, jade and silk; 28 entries);
    (10) toiletries 鏡環釵釧梳篦 (including mirrors, bracelets, hairpins and combs; 24 entries);

    (11) household items 衣帳毯褥匙櫡 (bedding, carpeting, and utensils; 58 entries);
    (12) 船車遊行物件 (transportation vehicles such as boats and carts; 32 entries);
    (13) 道路橋梁市集 (roads, bridges and marketplaces; 16 entries);
    (14) married life 夫妻產孕交懽 (husbands, wives, pregnancy, etc.; 24 entries);
    (15) food and drink 飲食酒肉瓜菜 (meat, wine, fruit, etc.; 40 entries);



    (16) matters related to burial 塚墓棺槨迎送 (cemeteries, graves, coffins, etc.; 14 entries);
    (17) 文書筆硯兵器 writing materials and weaponry; 40 entries);
    (18) 哀樂病死歌唱 happy and sad occasions (particularly involving music or singing; 30 entries);
    (19) religion 佛道僧尼鬼神 (Buddhism, Daoism, monks, priests, nuns, ghosts and spirits; 20 entries);
    (20) harmful activities 被害鬥傷打罵 (killing, fighting, wounding and cursing; 36 entries);

    (21) criminality 捕禁刑罰獄具 (arrests and punishments; 28 entries);
    (22) 田園五榖耕種 fields, orchards, gardens and agriculture; 32 entries);
    (23) 水火盜賊燈燭 water, fire, lamps, bandits and rebels; 36 entries);
    (24) 垢污沐浴凌辱 filth and cleansing; 16 entries);
    (25) 龍蛇禽獸等類 dragons, snakes and wild animals; 68 entries);
    (26) 牛馬豬羊六畜 farm and domestic animals; 32 entries);
    and (27) 龜鱉魚蝦昆蟲 tortoises, fish, shrimp, and insects; 38 entries).

    A few entries from section one will illustrate the style of the work:
    "When [one dreams that] the gate of Heaven opens, an illustrious person will make recommendations and introductions [on the dreamer's behalf]." 天門開貴人薦引.
    "When heavenly light shines, illness will be eradicated." 天光照主疾病除
    "When the skies are clear and rain has dissipated, all worries will disappear." 天晴雨散百憂去

    "When the sky brightens, a woman will bear an illustrious son." 天明婦人生貴子
    "When the gate of Heaven turns red, there will be a great beginning." 天門赤主有大起
    "When one's face turns upward toward Heaven there will be great wealth and honor." 仰面向天大富貴
    "When one rides a dragon up to Heaven, great honor will follow." 乘龍上天大主貴
    "Ascending to Heaven in search of a wife signifies illustrious sons and daughters." 上天求妻兒女貴"

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 06:28:47 PM »
    (continuing from above)

    "Not all entries in the Zhougong jiemeng quanshu are positive, however. Indeed, about a third of the total number of entries in the massive dreamwork have decidedly negative connotations. For instance, in the section just cited we find:
    "If Heaven splits open, there will be the sorrow of a divided nation." 天裂有分國之憂
    "If the sun or moon descends from the sky, a parent will die." 日月落憂沒父母
    "If the sun or moon is obscured by a mountain, servants will cheat their master." 日月啣山奴欺主
    "If a star descends from heaven, there will be illness and lawsuits." 星落有病及官事

    It is difficult to find a consistent principle at work in the interpretation of Chinese dreams. In the first place, as the Ming dynasty treatise Mengzhan yizhi 夢占逸旨 (An Easy Guide to Dream Interpretation) and other such sources point out, different types of people have different kinds of dreams. In the traditional Chinese view, status differences affected dreams, as did other personal factors, including individual destiny. Thus, when unlucky people have propitious dreams, they do not necessarily turn out well; and by the same token, lucky people who have unlucky dreams may not encounter any misfortune. (...)

    In some respects, the analogical logic of the Zhougong jiemeng is quite straightforward. Books are equated with high social position, since status is what successful scholars in imperial China could reasonably expect from their literary pursuits. Virtually every reference to books, paper and writing in the Zhougong jiemeng is positive.

    The main hall 堂 (tang) in Chinese dream lore often refers to one's parents, an association derived from domestic imagery as well as common family terminology. The message, however, could be either encouraging or discouraging, depending on the specific situation. Going up into a high hall, for example, indicates the arrival of wealth and status (上高堂大富貴至), but a dream in which the floor of the main hall collapses signifies that the head of the household will meet with misfortune (正堂倒陷家主凶).
     
    And even so seemingly positive an image as consulting the hallowed Yijing might not auger well. The one reference to it in the Zhougong jiemeng associates it unambiguously with illness (就人卜易主疾病).

    A distinctive principle of Chinese dream interpretation is that the meaning of a dream can often be diametrically opposed to what one might assume to be its "manifest" content. This explains, for example, why good fortune can arise from a dream about being covered with urine and feces (屎尿污人大吉亨). (...)

    In the Zhougong jiemeng, as in the rest of traditional Chinese literature, dragons have very positive connotations, whether waking or sleeping, flying or at rest. Riding a dragon into the sky, up a mountain, into a marketplace, or into the water (unless it is a well) indicates good fortune in various forms (e.g. 乘龍入水有貴位). Conversely, the death of a dragon in a dream indicates a loss of high position (龍死亡主失貴位).

    Likewise, the tiger (虎), king of Chinese land beasts and the symbol of Chinese scholar-officials, is also almost invariably a good omen:
    "If [one dreams] of a fierce tiger roaring, one will get official rank." (猛虎大吼主得官)
    "A person riding a tiger will not suffer any harm." 騎虎行者無惡事
    "If a tiger enters a house, one's official rank will be high." 虎入宅中官職重

    Snake dreams in the Zhougong jiemeng reflect a certain ambivalence toward serpents on the part of the Chinese. On the one hand, snakes were rather like dragons in appearance, and they sometimes served as objects of worship. On the other hand, they could be, of course, extremely dangerous. Generally speaking, snake images in the Zhougong jiemeng are positive.

    When snakes and dragons appear together in a dream, the prophecy is favorable (龍蛇入門主得財, or 龍蛇入灶有官至), unless they kill someone (龍蛇殺人主大凶). To be bitten by a snake in a dream generally indicates great wealth (蛇蛟人主得大財), unless the bite is fatal. Some snake symbolism is clearly sexual. A snake following someone indicates a wife who has adulterous intentions (蛇隨人去妻外心). If a snake enters a woman's bosom or winds around her body, it signifies that an honorable son will be born (蛇入懷中生貴子)."

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 08:51:34 PM »
    Zhou is popular figure in my place. Maybe other part of ethnic Chinese locals too.

    I have a date with Zhou Gong means I am going to sleep now.

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 04:04:47 PM »
    Thanks a lot @CyanCat! Again, this is exceptionally good quality material!

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 01:58:28 AM »
    You're very welcome! Here's another excerpt, this time from Dream Interpretation as a Psychotherapeutic Technique by Frederick L. Coolidge.

    'Old Mr Chou's Book of Dreams in the T'ung Shu is divided into seven categories and examples of each category follow:
    1. The Heavens and the Weather.
    If you dream of the sun or moon rising, then your family will prosper.
    If you dream of a dark, cloudy, drizzly day, then someone is going to die or be killed.

    2. Features such as Houses, Gardens, Forests, etc.
    If you dream of lying on a large stone, then you will have good fortune.
    If you dream of an empty town, then you could be murdered.

    3. Gods, Fairies, Spirits, etc.
    If you dream of visiting a temple, then you will have extremely good fortune.
    If you dream of a dead person rising from a coffin, you will earn a lot of money.

    4. The Human Body.
    Dreaming of your teeth falling out means your parents are in danger.
    Dreams of growing teeth means that you will have many sons and grandsons.

    5. Being Out of Harmony with Someone - Music.
    To dream that you or anyone kills a duck, goose, or chicken means very good fortune.
    To dream of killing a lamb is a sign of evil or danger.

    6. Living Creatures, Birds, Animals, etc.
    If you dream that a snake bites you, it means lots of money.
    If you dream of any bird flying into your house, it means that you will soon come into danger.

    7. Clothing, Jewelry, and Miscellaneous Items.
    To dream of a fish breaking a boat implies bad fortune.
    To dream of picking up money is good fortune.'

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 12:55:58 PM »
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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 02:02:21 PM »
    @CyanCat , thanks for sharing.
    If everything in life is measurable, then understanding destiny would be as simple as counting 1, 2, and 3.

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #8 on: April 05, 2017, 05:52:14 PM »
    Interesting

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 03:00:59 AM »
    梦见 The Meaning of Dreams -- Seasons

    Spring - To dream about spring is a sign of fortunate undertakings and cheerful companions.
    Summer - Summer foretells joyous events and prosperity; denotes the maturity of ambitions and signals unbound satisfaction.
    Autumn - Implies cycle of transformation and change of surroundings. Will experience many ups and downs.
    Winter - In this case is a cycle of disintegration and rest. It foretells happiness and financial gains. (source)

    梦见 The Meaning of Dreams -- Calendar Months

    January - To dream of this month signifies financial gains, a mystery will be solved and beware of a false friend nearby.
    February - Usually associated with health problems and many worries. There is hope for beneficial events to come.
    March - To dream of the month of march portends disappointing returns in business and enemies could cause damages.
    April - It signifies that much pleasure and profit are in the horizon, but if the weather is miserable, it is a sign of distress.
    May - To dream of this month denotes prosperous times and pleasure for the young. Do not be discouraged.
    June - Will have good earnings but must rely on own good judgement. Avoid rivals.
    July - To dream of July foretells unusual gains in all undertakings. Use caution in your affairs.
    August - Overall a positive month. All will go well in life, will take a long trip, and will receive unexpected good news.
    September - To dream of September means good luck, changes for the better and desires and hopes will be accomplished.
    October    - To see yourself in October means you are enjoying the fruits of hard work and will make lasting friendships.
    November - To dream of November augers a time of happiness and success in all affairs.
    December - It is a month that foretells accumulation of wealth, but loss of friendship. Will be very fortunate in love affairs. (source)




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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 03:17:38 AM »
    梦见 The Meaning of Dreams -- Animals

    Alligator - It is a dream of caution. Primordial fear. Be careful in making new speculations. It is a dream unfavorable to all persons connected to it.
    Ants - Expect good business activity. Feelings of general satisfaction in all things. You must cooperate to achieve your desires.
    Ape - Warns the dreamer to beware. Deceit goes with this dream. You will find opposition in love.
    Ass - Simplicity and sturdiness. Success in your undertakings, whether of travel or love. Surrounded by loyal friends.
         
    Bat - Nocturnal. Eerie. Quarrels. Sorrows and calamities from hosts of evil work against you.
    Bear - Victory over enemies. Bear is significant of overwhelming competition in pursuits of every kind.
    Bees - Activity. Productivity. Social life. Happiness in life. Success in love. Good earnings. Bees signify pleasant and profitable engagements.
    Birds - Flying birds are a sign of prosperity to the dreamer. Feelings of freedom, liberation from weight of responsibilities.
    Boa - It indicates stormy times and bad fortune. Will be wise not to listen to flattery.
    Buffalo - Augurs obstinate and powerful but stupid enemies. By diplomacy you will escape much misfortune.
    Bull - Fertility and strength. To dream about bulls means having great success in love affairs but also business troubles or a big loss.
    Butterflies - Everything related to beauty and grace. They are an indication of prosperity and fair attainments.
         
    Camel - Portraits of endurance. To see this beast signifies great financial gain, perhaps inheritance. First there will be hardship and obstacles to overcome.
    Canary - A dream of having a canary at home translates into a happy and comfortable life full of exquisite refinement, wealth and satisfying friendships.
    Cat - A feminine aspect. Cats attacking you represent the enemies; if you succeed banishing them you will overcome great obstacles and rise in fortune and fame.
    Chicken    - Easy available. They represent fortune in love, joy and happiness in all aspects of your life.
    Clams - Dealings with an obstinate but honest person. Will enjoy a comfortable life.
    Cock - A dream about hearing a cock crow means great prosperity and good news. Cocks fighting means family quarrels and unexpected sorrow.
    Cow - Docile and productive. Great prosperity in all ventures but watch out your own affairs carefully. Cows promise abundant fulfillment of hopes and desires.
    Coyote - Trickster. Rogue. Thief. This means doomed for disappointment or serious disaster ahead.
    Crab - Crabs relate to love affairs. This dream portends to lovers a long and difficult courtship. Also, avoid rivals.
    Cricket - To see crickets in your dream indicates hard struggles with poverty. They also indicate famine and distress among the poor.
    Crow - Seeing a crow in your dream means disappointment in everything. Grief and misfortune.
         
    Deer - Everything related to a deer is favorable. A long lasting friendship, good business affairs and fortune in love.
    Dog - To dream about a dog that fondles you indicates great gain and constant friends. To hear the barking of dogs foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more likely to follow.
    Donkey - See Ass.
    Duck - It signifies fortunate journeys, also they could indicate thrift and a fine harvest. It also denotes marriage and children in a new home.
         
    Eagle - They are associated with far-sighted vision and power. You will realize your ambitions and will gain your desires. Fame, wealth and a higher position are attainable.
    Eel - Slipperiness. A dream about them is good only if you can maintain a grip on it, otherwise fortune will be fleeting.
    Elephant - They are associated with terms like wisdom, memory and the power of persistence. Overall is a very positive dream that will bring you dignity and distinction.
         
    Fish - To dream about fish or fishing denotes energy and economy. A fish in clear water expresses freedom related with your feelings.
    Fleas - They denote sickness and minor irritations. You are feeling the need to deal with old troubles also.
    Flies - You are feeling annoyed by friends and maybe thinking of doing something foolish. There is a postponement of success.
    Fox - To dream about a fox means that an enemy or rival is among your acquaintances. If the dream involves the killing of a fox you will overcome a threat of trouble and will win in every engagement.
    Frog - They are related with health problems and may cause no little distress among those of your family.
         
    Gazelle - Grace and beauty. Dreaming about them brings joy, genuine love and affection.
    Geese - They might bring an extensive journey surrounded by good fortune.
    Goats - They are associated with lusty vigor and relentless energy. It denotes cautious dealings and a steady increase of wealth.
    Goldfish    - To dream of goldfish, is a prognostic of many successful and pleasant adventures.
    Gorilla - You will regain your strength but there will be a postponement of success.
         
    Hawk - Generally a dream of hawks means increase in your fortune but if the hawk is flying you could face losses caused through intrigue.
    Hogs - If you dream about feeding hogs, denotes and increase in your personal belongings, but will have much rough work to perform.
    Horse - To dream about horses generally is associated with big earnings and will enjoy prosperous and happy life.
         
    Insects - Overall a dream of insects denotes financial gains, abundant means, and also a mystery will be solved.
         
    Jellyfish - A dream of jellyfish is associated with passive aggression in you and the way you are looking to express yourself more forcefully. Don't give away your heart.
         
    Kangaroo - Hostility of someone will cause great anxiety. You need exercise great care of reputation.
         
    Lamb - It means that prosperity will be gained through the sacrifice of pleasure and contentment. Lasting friendship.
    Leech - To dream of leeches, foretells that enemies will run over your interests. Doomed for disappointment.
    Leopard - Enemies seek to cause injury but will fail. You will be embarrassed in business or love, but by persistent efforts you will overcome difficulties.
    Lice - A dream of lice contains worries and distress. A warning to beware how you begin a new enterprise, as you will likely be overtaken by disappointment.
    Lion - A dream about lions is associated with nobility, strength and pride. Your success depends upon your ability to cope with opposition. Will have a valuable friendship.
    Lizard - Enemies will cause you injury, but if in the dream you are killing a lizard means you will have a good reputation and will regain lost fortune.
    Lobster - To dream of seeing lobsters, denotes great favors and riches will endow you.
         
    Mice - They foretell domestic troubles and business affairs will assume a discouraging tone.
    Mollusk - Mysterious happenings will claim your attention, therefore do not believe too readily all you hear.
    Monkey - To dream of a monkey denotes you have deceitful friends that will flatter you to advance their own interest. Opposition in love.
    Mosquito - If you killed mosquitoes in your dreams, you will eventually overcome obstacles and enjoy fortune and domestic bliss, otherwise you will strive in vain to the sly attacks of secret enemies.
         
    Octopus - They are associated with shyness and grasping. You will be loved for your sweetness of disposition.
    Orangutan - To dream of an orangutan, denotes that some person is falsely using your influence to further selfish schemes.
    Otter - To see them diving and sporting will bring you happiness and good fortune. An absent friend will soon return.
    Owl - Warning of the approach of a deceitful person. It denotes a narrow escape from desperate illness or death.
    Oysters    - You can be tender inside but hard outside. You need courage to succeed in life.
         
    Panther    - Wild beauty and grace. Enemies will fail in attempts to injure you.
    Parrot - You have confidence of friends, but will received flattery from a deceitful person. There is a place in your life where you lack originality.
    Peacock - You want to be admired but will be disappointed. Maybe you are too ambitious.
    Pig - Greedy but smart. Dreaming about them, denotes reasonable success in affairs. Prosperity to come.
    Pigeon - To dream of seeing pigeon flying, denotes freedom from misunderstanding, and perhaps news from the absent.
         
    Quail - To see them alive means a very favorable omen; if dead, you will undergo serious ill luck.
         
    Rabbit - To dream of rabbits denotes faithfulness in love and a great friendship. Very good business ventures.
    Rat - Street smarts. Sneaky and untrustworthy. They foretell serious trouble to come but unfinished business will be successful.
    Raven - Disaster and unhappiness to come. Injury caused through deceit.
    Reptile - People are gossiping against you and beware of hidden enemies. Need to be cautious in business affairs.
    Rhinoceros - To dream about them, foretells you will have a great loss threatening you and that you will have secret troubles.
         
    Salmon - It could mean advancement within own position and approaching money but beware of a rival.
    Sardines - Troubles are ahead for you, maybe a disagreement among relatives. You have a black mark of dishonor on you.
    Scorpion - They are related with destructive feelings, thoughts or words against you.
    Seal - You have many faithful friends and security in love. Secret enemies are working against you.
    Shark - There is a powerful feeling threatening you, but you will overcome obstacles.
    Sheep - A dream about sheep foretells coming success through well-conceived plans.
    Snake - A snake ready to strike means treachery from one you least expected; killing it means victory over enemies.
    Spider - To dream of a spider, denotes you being careful and energetic in your labors and fortune will be amassed to pleasing proportions. Domestic happiness.
    Squirrel    - To see squirrels in your dream foretell you will acquire a few new friends and there is happiness in the home.
    Swan - To dream of seeing swans holds prosperous outlooks and delightful experiences. Also they ring good health and revelation of a mystery.
         
    Tarantula - To dream you see a tarantula, denotes disagreeable prospect for health or for pleasure. Will be disappointed in a love affair.
    Tiger - They are associated with power, wild beauty and intense sexual force. You will overcome opposition and rise to a high position in your way to enjoy luxuries with ease and pleasure.
    Turtle - Opportunity for advancement is available to you. You have secret enemies around.

    Vulture - To dream of vultures, signifies that you are unable to reconcile misunderstandings with a friend, and maybe a long illness that may bring death and misery.

    Whale - They are related with power and strength. Good times are coming. There is a great truth that you are ready to accept. (source)

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 02:01:56 PM »
    梦见 The Meaning of Dreams -- Body Parts

    A
    Ankle - Support and direction. Difficulties followed by success later. A friend is trying to help you secretly.
    Anus - Elimination. It portends quarrels, disappointments and disagreeable companions.
    Arm - Strength. To dream of seeing an arm, means victory over enemies but family quarrels.

    B
    Back - Unconscious. Jealous people are against you and there is opposition in love.
    Blood - Essence. Life energy. Unfortunate love affairs. Severe disappointment.
    Bones - Structure. Evidence. Support. Poverty and death.
    Brain - Intellect. Mind and reason. Great knowledge will bring good result in affairs.
    Breast - Female sexuality and maternal love. You will have true and loyal friendship and success in love.
    Buttocks - Humility and stupidity. Also power. You need to forgive someone.

    C
    Cheeks    - Long life. Good health. Will be love very much.
    Chest - Fullness of life. Generosity. You are having a peaceful time and general prosperity.

    E
    Ear - Receptivity. Trouble from unexpected source but big success with an intimate friend.
    Eye - Vision. Consciousness and clarity. You will have a pleasant and profitable business and a congenial companion.
    Eyelashes - Protection of vision. Allure. You are being cheated by friends. Postponement of success.

    F
    Face - Identity. Ego. Self-image. This dream denotes displeasure with yourself and warnings of someone working secretly against you.
    Finger - Sensitivity and awareness. It denotes great spiritual research and restless efforts to reach the pinnacle of your ambitions.
    Fingernails - Glamorous and functional. You feel ready to handle undesirable situations and to avoid ambitious plans beyond power to accomplish.
    Foot - Basic beliefs. Direction in life. You should mend your ways in life otherwise you will suffer from your foolishness.

    H
    Hair - Attraction and sensuality. If you dream of hair means that you are careless in your personal affairs and will lose advancement by neglecting mental application.
    Hand - Capacity and competence. Expect big work ahead, meanwhile must take better care of own affairs.
    Head - Intellect. Understanding. It denotes threatened misery and loss that will be avoided by wise action.                               
    Heart - Love and security. Happy love affairs and successful future. Dignity and distinction.
    Hips - To dream about hips denotes pleasant work and good news. Hip being injured means misplace confidence in mate and large losses to the family.

    I
    Intestines - They signified unfavorable results in own affairs, probably loss with much displeasure and family quarrels.

    J
    Jaw - Relentless anger. Willpower. You have conquered initial difficulties but you are having disagreement with lover.
    Joint - Connection. Joints are associated with favorable things.Happiness and domestic joy. Change for the better and plenty of money.

    K
    Knee - Flexibility. Humility. To dream of knees denotes sickness and humiliation. It also means dissatisfaction and complaints of those in the home, and separation of lovers.

    L
    Leg - Is associated with support and movement. Joy and happiness, but an injured leg denotes unprofitable occupations.
    Lips - Message. Communication. You have many advantages and will have mastery over many matters.
    Liver - Sluggishness and bad feelings. This dream denotes unpleasant times and inability to attain comforts that are necessary to those looking to you for subsistence.
    Lungs - You need to find in what ways are you ready to expand outside your normal life because up to now there was only disappointment in desires.

    M
    Mouth - Nourishment. New attitudes. You will soon have news from interests you are anxious over.
    Muscles - Strength. You have the power to overcome emotional sorrow but beware of new friendships.

    N
    Neck - To dream about any neck, denotes your present feelings of jealously and resentment. It involves emotional problems involving a friend or relative.
    Nose - Instinctive knowledge. It reflects great powers of imagination and creativity, but also difficult relations with a partner.

    P
    Penis - Male sexuality. Power. You have lots of energy to spare and now would be a good time to take action on a project you have been planning for some time.

    S
    Shoulders - Strength or burdens. Although you may be cheerful at the moment, there are problems and worries around the corner. Fortunately they will resolve themselves.
    Skeleton - Internal structure. Support. You feel disconnected or falling apart in parts of your life. It can also suggest a lack of trust in someone close to you.
    Skin - This dream is related with sensitivity. Keep calm and think carefully before you make any major decisions.
    Stomach - Digestion of information. Understanding. It indicates tendency to laziness. You need to keep a close check on your health.

    T
    Teeth - Normally an unfavorable sign in a dream. It signifies displeasure and also shows that you are afraid of losing someone dear to you.
    Thigh - Associated with power of movement. You should watch out for malicious gossip and it also shows that your behavior is being irrational.
    Throat - It shows considerable powers of imagination and signifies a successful venture.
    Tongue - A tongue is related with pleasure and new experiences. Is a sign of future professional success.

    V
    Vagina - Associated with female sexuality and receptivity. You are about to begin a period where fortune smiles on you in everything you do. You are enthusiastic about a new acquaintance or connection. (source)


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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #12 on: December 13, 2018, 02:54:37 PM »
    Dreaming of coffin

    that means you have lottery luck in near future.

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  • Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #13 on: November 02, 2019, 09:19:34 AM »

    • Dreaming your house has burned down means you have riches in store for you.
    • If you dream of a snake biting you, it is a sign that you will get a lot of money.
    • If you dream of your dead relatives, according to Zhou Gong it is a sign of blessings and longevity.
    • Dreaming of a dog barking is an omen of bad luck.
    • Gray hair means long life.
    • Dreaming that you have no clothes on means bad luck, followed by poverty or humiliation.
    • When you have trouble driving a vehicle in a dream, it means you can’t get what you want.
    • Dreams where you make people drink spirits mean you will get into arguments, but being invited to drink means longevity.
    • If you dream your wife is pregnant, it means she is having an affair.
           (Source: How Do Chinese People Interpret Dreams)




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    Re: The Duke of Zhou's Explanation of Dreams 周公解夢
    « Reply #13 on: November 02, 2019, 09:19:34 AM »
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