See spiritual imagery in the introduction
Motherhood; positive feelings about one’s mother, religious openness or receptivity. Also Mary represents the human soul or psyche and its possibility of dropping preconceptions—virginity—and thus being receptive to the unseen or unconscious side of self—the holy ghost. Her child is the union between the receptive conscious self and wider awareness. ... mary, virgin dream meaning
The symbols are Virgin Mary, sometimes one’s own mother, a divine female, an old or ageless woman, the Earth, a blue grotto, the sea, a whale, a cave. Whatever the image, it often contains great religious feeling or spiritual uplift. After all, our mother was the most powerful being in our early world. Did she admire hunters? Then we would kill dragons and cleanse the world. Did she feel the weight of the world? Then we would be the peacemaker and bring her joy.
The symbols of mother represent not simply our relationship with her, but also how it influences our own growth towards independence. As a baby our consciousness of self does not feel separate from mother.
The gradual separation of the sense of self is difficult. In some people it is never managed, even though they separate physically. Their mother, or their sense of their mother within them, still directs their decisions.
The old joke about My mother wouldn’t like this’ is true. In many older cultures this break was worked out in ritual tribal custom. Today we have to manage these subtleties of our psyche alone.
A woman must find a way of transforming the pleasure—or absence of it—of her mother’s breast into a love for a male.
If she cannot she may wish to return to the breast of another female, or be the man her father never was for her.
A man must find a way of transforming his unconscious desire for his mother into love of a woman which is more than a dependent or demanding baby or youth.
If he cannot he may seek his mother in a likely woman, ignoring who that woman is as a real person. And the acceptance of our mother as she really is—a human being—precedes the acceptance of ourself as we really are.
The symbols of the Great Mother hold in them our awareness, unconscious as it may be, of the forces of nature active in us. These forces, in the guise often of a beautiful woman dancing or beckoning, are both wonderful and dangerous.
The dance of nature is unconscious.
If we get in its way we will be ground under its heel as it dances on its beautiful way.
To meet this aspect of ourself we must be both admiring and resourceful.
The danger for a man might be that he loses himself in desire for all women or one woman, for a woman, that she becomes a spiritual whore, thinking she can uplift all through her womb. ... the great mother dream meaning
(see Icons, Women)... mother teresa dream meaning
Mary’s appearance in a dream brings the presence of genuine compassion and divine love. She may arrive to the dreamer who is in need of the qualities of spintual nurtunng and maternal care. In that she is depicted as a sirgm, she may reflect purity and untainted desires.... mother mary dream meaning
To dream that one speaks to the Holy Virgin signifies consolation, recovery oi health, and all good fortune.... holy virgin dream meaning
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being on your mother’s lap: you don’t want to take responsibility for yourself. Is life, with all its responsibilities, tasks, and problems too much for you right now? Did you—psychologically—go back to the early stages of childhood in order to work through experiences from the past? Would you like to “give birth” to something new in your life? Try to find the appropriate answer for the present situation, taking into consideration the rest of the dream symbols.... mother’s lap dream meaning
To dream of mother nature is positive, symbolizing good friendships and a coming end to present worries.... mother nature dream meaning
To dream about an immaculate conception (virgin birth) signifies spiritual harmony and potential. Alternatively, this dream can also represent a repressed fear of sexuality, remorse over past actions, or difficulties in relationships.... virgin birth dream meaning
The Virgin Mary, in a man’s dream, may represent the anima as a spiritual guide ready to lead the man to personal wholeness and fulfilment (see Brother / Sister, especially section (5)).... virgin (mary) dream meaning
At first glance, it would seem that the angel and the virgin represent the Christian faith, but both actually predate it. The virgin was known as Isis to the Egyptians, Myrrha to the Greeks and Juno to the Romans. In each incarnation she may be seen standing on the crescent moon with stars circling her head. The virgin, in whatever guise she reaches your dreams, is considered a symbol of good fortune. Pay attention to what she is holding in her hands.
If she carries a ray of sunlight, this represents spiritual progress.
If she carries a chalice of dew, this may be seen as encouragement to reform your ways, and if she is playing a lyre, this suggests a period of calmness and introspection.
Angels are another form of celestial messenger sent to guard over us. To imagine one appearing is, as with the virgin, a symbol of spiritual protection and inspiration.
If angels give you advice in a dream, what they tell you should always be taken very seriously. Nowadays, with a greater acceptance of the appearance of angelic figures, they are once again accepted as messengers of enlightenment.
If you are religious, visions of an angel in your dream may be taken as validation of belief, but if you are not religious, you can take solace in the thought that you have a spiritual protector watching over you. Another interpretation suggests that dreaming of an angel suggests you are searching for this unconditional love and support in waking life, and the dream is urging you to find these qualities within yourself.
See also Goddess entry in RELIGION.... angel / virgin dream meaning