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Arranged Marriage

To dream that you are in an arranged marriage suggests that you are feeling forced to do something you do not want to do. You are reluctantly moving into a new stage in your life. You feel that you have no voice or no choice in a situation. Consider how a waking situation may be making you feel voiceless.

To dream of an arranged marriage represents a permanent choice that you don't get to decide on. It may also reflect feeling forced into something. Reluctance to move forward in a situation or new phase. Negatively, an arranged marriage may reflect your feelings that you have no voice with a serious decision.


Marriage

To dream of a marriage signifies commitment, harmony or transitions. You are undergoing an important developmental phase in your life. The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself. In particular, it is the union of feminine or masculine aspects of yourself. Consider the qualities and characteristics of the person that you are marrying. These are the qualities that you need to look at incorporating within yourself.

To dream of a proposal of marriage suggests that some situation will take a turn for the worse.

To dream that you are getting married to your ex suggests that you have accepted aspects of that relationship and learned from those past mistakes. Alternatively, it means that a current relationship shares some commonality with your previous relationship with your ex. However, since you are aware of the similarities, you know not make those same mistakes.

To dream that you are in an arranged marriage suggests that you are feeling forced to do something you do not want to do. You are reluctantly moving into a new stage in your life. You feel that you have no voice or no choice in a situation. Consider how a waking situation may be making you feel voiceless.

To dream that you marry someone in order save their soul refers to the sacrifices you are making in that situation or relationship. You always play the role of the protector in the relationship and try to shield others from being hurt.

To dream of marriage represents a sense of union or permanence. Aspects of yourself that are working together all the time. A situation that you are always involved with. Ideas you are convinced of. Behavior or habits you can't see yourself discontinuing. Dependency of a certain way of thinking or acting.

Marriage may be a sign that you are repeating certain behavior a lot or experiencing something that you feel is permanent.

Negatively, marriage may reflect situations that you feel stuck with. Feeling trapped or held back.

Example: A man dreamed of being married to Evangeline Lilly. The quality that stood out the most to him about Evangeline Lilly was her unwillingness to "take crap" from anyone. In waking life the man was spending a lot of time yelling at his business partner who was being irresponsible. Being married to Evangeline Lilly reflected how he felt he had to prove to his partner that he wouldn't take crap from him at all times.

Example 2: A young girl dreamed of being married to a vampire. In waking life she noticed herself being dependent on using her friend to get through a class at school.

Marriage in a dream represents the providence of God Almighty and care for His servants. Marriage in a dream also means imprisonment, indebtedness, sorrow, distress, depression, carrying a liability, or endeavoring to achieve a high ranking position. If one marries a known woman in his dream, it means that he will endeavor to satisfy the normal responsibilities of a husband. If one marries an unknown woman, and if he could not see her in his dream, it denotes the nearing of his death, or it could mean moving from an old house into a new one. If a sick woman sees herself getting married to a man she does not recognize or know his name in a dream, it means that she may die from her illness. If the man who sees himself getting married in the dream qualifies, it means that he will attain a high ranking job or a suitable position. If one’s wedding ceremony is made with witnesses only in the dream, it means that he has made a covenant with God Almighty. If he performs a traditional wedding ceremony with its celebrations and festivities in the dream, it means a new job, or it could mean acquiring fame, or becoming renowned for one’s good reputation or character. Marriage in a dream is also interpreted in association with a trade. If one marries a woman who dies shortly after her wedding in the dream, it means that he will perform a job that earns him nothing but hard labor, toiling and stress. If one marries an adulteress in a dream, it means that he is an adulterer. If one marries a vicious, aggressive or a dominating wife in a dream, it means that his movements will be hampered with various restrictions. If one marries a deceased woman in a dream, it means that he will revive a profitable project he had earlier abandoned. If a man offers his mother in marriage to one of his friends in a dream, it means that he will sell his house. If a pregnant woman sees herself getting married in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a girl. If she sees herself in her wedding night in a dream, it means that she will beget a son. If a mother who has a son sees herself getting married in a dream, it means that she will marry off her son. In general, the marriage of a married woman, or of an unwed woman in a dream means benefits. If a woman marries a deceased man in a dream, it means that she will become lost and impoverished. If a married man sees himself getting married to a second woman in a dream, it means profits. To marry the daughter of a known man of knowledge in a dream means prosperity. If a sick woman marries a man of knowledge in her dream, it means recovering from her illness. If a man sees himself marrying a living relative who is in a degree of consanguinity that precludes such a marriage in a dream, it means that he will sever his ties with such a relative, or with her family. Otherwise, if that relative is already dead, it means that he will contact her immediate relatives and establish a friendly relationship with them.

For a woman Dreaming that she marries an old, decrepit man, wrinkled face and gray headed, denotes she will have a vast amount of trouble and sickness to encounter. If, while the ceremony is in progress, her lover passes, wearing black and looking at her in a reproachful way, she will be driven to desperation by the coldness and lack of sympathy of a friend. Dreaming of seeing a marriage, denotes high enjoyment, if the wedding guests attend in pleasing colors and are happy | if they are dressed in black or other somber hues, there will be mourning and sorrow in store for the dreamer. If you dream of contracting a marriage, you will have unpleasant news from the absent. If you are an attendant at a wedding, you will experience much pleasure from the thoughtfulness of loved ones, and business affairs will be unusually promising. Dreaming of any unfortunate occurrence in connection with a marriage, foretells distress, sickness, or death in your family. For a young woman Dreaming that she is a bride, and unhappy or indifferent, foretells disappointments in love, and probably her own sickness. She should be careful of her conduct, as enemies are near her. See Bride.


2 Two

Two stands for balance, diversity, partnership, marriage cooperation, soul, or receptivity. It can also symbolize double weakness or double strength. The world is seen as being made up of dualities and opposites, as in the male and female, mother and father, light and dark, heaven and hell, yin and yang, etc.


22 Twenty Two

Twenty-Two denotes your mental capacity and knowledge. It also indicates that you need to be more goal-oriented and practical.


32 Thirty Two

The number thirty-two implies that you are emotionally numb.


42 Forty Two

Forty-two relates to the attraction of opposites.


Two


Plural Marriage


Morganatic Marriage


Marriage For Pleasure


Marriage Bond

To rescind one’s bond of marriage in a dream means either death or dismissal from work. To revoke the bond of marriage in a dream also may mean selling a product for a term, requiring its return, or it may mean apostasy.


Engagement

To dream that you are engaged to be married represents sexual or relationship needs. You may be trying to resolve your feelings of loneliness. Alternatively, it symbolizes your commitments and desires for security. More directly, if you are unmarried, the dream may indicate your desires for some form of commitment.

If you dream that you are engaged to your father, then it implies that you are looking for a father figure. The dream does not mean that you want to actually marry your father. Perhaps your father is not around much and you just want more of a relationship with him. Alternatively, the dream may mean that you want someone who is as good to you as your father.

To dream that you break an engagement denotes a hasty and unwise decision in some important matter.

To dream of a business engagement signifies concern and worries in some area of your work.

To dream of a wedding engagement represents emotional or psychological commitment. It may reflect your intentions for the future, a promise that has been made, or a desire for security.

Example: A woman dreamed of an engagement. In waking life she beginning to recover from a traumatic shipwreck that occurred and finally felt that full recovery was possible with enough time.

Dreaming of a business engagement, denotes dulness and worries in trade. For young people Dreaming that they are engaged, denotes that they will not be much admired. Dreaming of breaking an engagement, denotes a hasty, and an unwise action in some important matter or disappointments may follow.


Wife

To see your wife in your dream signifies discord and unresolved issues. Pay attention to how you feel in the dream as it may highlight feelings that you are not expressing in your waking life. If you do not actually have a wife, then your dream wife symbolizes the feminine aspects of yourself. Perhaps you may even be expressing a desire to be in a committed relationship. Or the dream may just be a reflection of your waking life and bear no real significance.

To dream about your husband's deceased wife suggests that you are trying to connect with your husband in the same way that she connected with him. You can't help comparing yourself to her.

To dream of your current wife represents an aspect of your personality or area of your life that feels permanent. A situation that is always there when needed. Thinking or doing something all the time. A habit or situation that you notice yourself with all the time.

Negatively, dreaming of your wife may represent an area of your life that has always worked that is starting to have problems.

Alternatively, your wife may reflect your current projection of her and your current relationship.

A wife in a dream represents a partner, an enemy, an unjust ruler, one’s opponent, prosperity, a vehicle, earthly wealth, worldly pleasures, the combi- nation of comfort and toiling, or she could mean honor, class, or whatever indication of personality or character the wife may stand for in the dream.

Dreaming of your wife, denotes unsettled affairs and discord in the home. Dreaming that your wife is unusually affable, denotes that you will receive profit from some important venture in trade. For a wife Dreaming her husband whips her, foretells unlucky influences will cause harsh criticism in the home and a general turmoil will ensue.


Wedding

To see or attend a wedding in your dream symbolizes a new beginning or transition in your current life. A wedding reflects your issues about commitment and independence. Alternatively, your wedding dream refers to feelings of bitterness, sorrow, or death. Such dreams are often negative and highlight some anxiety or fear. If you dream that the wedding goes wrong or ends in disaster, then it suggests that you need to address some negativity immediately.

If you dream that you are attending a wedding, consider how you feel at the wedding. If you are upset or sad, then it means that you are unhappy about the current status of your life. If you are happy, then you are embracing a new change in your life.

To dream that you are getting married to your current spouse again represents your wedded bliss and happiness. It highlights your strong commitment to each other. It may also signify a new phase (such as parenthood, new home, etc) that you are entering in your life.

To dream that you are planning a wedding to someone you never met is a metaphor symbolizing the union of your feminine and masculine side. It represents a transitional phase where you are seeking some sort of balance between your aggressive side and emotional side. The dream may also indicate that two previously conflicting aspects are merging together as one.

If you are getting married and have dreams of your pending wedding, then it highlights the stress of organizing a wedding. Conflicts over wedding details, tension with family and in-laws, fear of commitment, and loss of independence may all cause wedding anxiety dreams. Research has shown that up to 40% of brides and grooms have dreams about their ceremony and things going perfectly.

To dream that Santa Claus is attending your wedding highlights the jolly occasion.

To dream of a wedding represents unification with some aspect of yourself. The joining or merging of qualities. It may also reflect an experience in your life where you noticing something becoming permanent. Often a symbol for new habits or situations that are becoming common place in your life. A wedding may also represent a catalyst event that motivates you to do something all the time. Sometimes can reflection a transforming event.

Negatively, a wedding may reflect negative situations or negative thinking patterns that are becoming common place in your life being amplified in your waking life. Negative situations or unwanted aspects of yourself merging. Fear, want, jealousy, or guilt that are regularly occurring or feel permanent.

To dream of attending a wedding may reflect your feelings about permanent changes that are occurring to someone else. It may reflect witnessing yourself changing. Experiencing 2 sides of yourself merging.

To dream of planning for a wedding represents preparations you are making for a permanent or serious change.

To dream of running away from a wedding may reflect feelings of wishing to avoid a permanent situation. Having second thoughts about a commitment or obligation you made.

To dream of problems or fighting at a wedding may reflect issues with commitment, confidence, or consistency. You may be having second thoughts about a change you were considering. Alternatively, it may reflect jealousy you or someone else has while watching others achieve something. Not liking seeing someone else permanently realize a goal. It may also point to feelings that seeing a permanent change occur is not a good idea.

If you are getting married in real life then dreams of disasters as your wedding may be reflecting your anxiety about embarrassing yourself. Seeing ex's or your partner being horribly disfigured may reflect your fear of making a mistake.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her design teacher getting married to her spiritual teacher. In waking life she was starting to design exotic jewelry.

Example 2: Elderly people near death often dream of weddings. The weddings reflect their feelings about being close to the permanence of death. Experiencing themselves merging with the afterlife.

If one sees himself as a bridegroom on his wedding night, accompanied with musicians and dancers in the dream, it means that he may die in that place. If one sees himself having marital intercourse with his bride, but could not see her or recognize her, nor is she named to him in the dream, it also means his death. If one sees and recognizes his bride, or if she is named as his bride in the dream, then it means acquiring wealth.

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.

To attend a wedding in your dream, you will speedily find that there is approaching you an occasion which will cause you bitterness and delayed success. For a young woman dreaming that her wedding is a secret is decidedly unfavorable to character. It imports her probable downfall. If she contracts a worldly, or approved marriage, signifies she will rise in the estimation of those about her, and anticipated promises and joys will not be withheld. If she thinks in her dream that there are parental objections, she will find that her engagement will create dissatisfaction among her relatives. For her dreaming her lover weds another, foretells that she will be distressed with needless fears, as her lover will faithfully carry out his promises. For a person dreaming of being wedded, is a sad augury, as death will only be eluded by a miracle. If the wedding is a gay one and there are no ashen, pale-faced or black-robed ministers enjoining solemn vows, the reverses may be expected. For a young woman dreaming that she sees some one at her wedding dressed in mourning, denotes she will only have unhappiness in her married life. If at another’s wedding, she will be grieved over the unfavorable fortune of some relative or friend. She may experience displeasure or illness where she expected happiness and health. The pleasure trips of others or her own, after this dream, may be greatly disturbed by unpleasant intrusions or surprises. See Marriage and Bride.


Tailor

To see a tailor in your dream represents your abilities and creativity. The dream may also be a pun on the need to "tailor" your actions or behavior in order to fit in.

A tailor in a dream represents unity, a peacemaker, a scribe, a secretary, or an officiant who conducts the marriage ceremony and witnesses the signing agreement. A tailor in a dream also represents someone who regrets his wrongdoing, or amends his conduct for the better. To become a tailor and sew one’s own garments in a dream means struggling to build one’s livelihood. If one sees himself unable to do a good sewingjob in a dream, it means that he is trying to bring opposites together but to no avail. Sewing a robe for a woman in a dream means that he will be afflicted with a major trial. If one sees himself as a tailor or altering garments in a dream, it means prosperity, setting up a business venture, getting married, having a progeny, or putting things where they belong. A tailor in a dream also represents piety and a good character.

Dreaming of a tailor, denotes that worries will arise on account of some journey to be made. To have a misunderstanding with one, shows that you will be disappointed in the outcome of some scheme. For one to take your measure, denotes that you will have quarrels and disagreements.


Cage

To dream that you are in a cage indicates that you are experiencing inhibitions and powerlessness in some areas of your life. You are feeling restricted, confined and restrained in a current relationship or business deal. Somebody may be keeping a short leash on you, where you are lacking the freedom to act independently.

To dream that you are putting a wild animal into a cage signifies that you will succeed in overcoming your rivals and fears. It is also symbolic of your ability to control you animalistic rages and anger.

To see a bird in a cage suggests that you are feeling limited in your expression and a sudden lost of freedom. You may be experiencing frustrations and an inhibited spirituality. The dream may also imply that you are feeling like a "jail bird".

To dream of a cage represents some area of your life that is restricted, confined, or restrained. You may feel that someone is keeping a short leash on you or that you are lacking the freedom to act independently. Unable to achieve your goals. You may have repressed desires.

Alternatively, a cage may represent your inhibitions or powerlessness in some area of your life.

To dream that you are putting an animal into a cage represents restriction or restrain on some aspect of yourself based on the symbolism of that animal. See our themes section for animal symbolism.

To see a bird in a cage suggests that you are feeling limited in your expression or freedom. You may be experiencing limitations to your spirituality or creativity.

To dream that you are in a cage underwater represents feelings of being overwhelmed by uncertainty while also being restrained. Feeling that a situation is terrible while also feeling that you can't do anything to free yourself from it. If you drown in a cage it may reflect feelings of loss or failure while being completely unable to stop it in anyway whatsoever. Feeling that your "hands are tied" during one of the worst moments of your life.

Example: A man dreamed of being in a cage. In waking life he was terminally ill and desperate to die. Doctors wouldn't let him die.

In a dream, a cage represents a prison, a cradle or a house. Entering one’s head into a cage while walking in the markets in a dream means selling one’s house. A cage in a dream also signifies complications. Seeing a cage inside a courthouse in a dream means marriage.

If you see in the dream a cageful of birds, denotes that you will be the happy possessor of immense wealth and many beautiful and charming children. To see only one bird, you will contract a desirable and wealthy marriage. No bird indicates a member of the family lost, either by elopement or death. To see wild animals caged, denotes that you will triumph over your enemies and misfortunes. If you are in the cage with them, it denotes harrowing scenes from accidents while traveling.


Duel

To dream that you are in a duel signifies internal disagreements or inner conflicts in which you need to find a middle ground. You need to stop seeing things in black and white.

In a dream, a duel signifies strength or a dispute with someone or disruption, dispersion or a fight. A duel with weapons in a dream means marriage to someone whose character is similar in interpretations to the weapon one is carryingin his dream. Wearing armature during a duel in a dream means marriage to a rich but deceiving person, for part of the human body is covered during the combat. A duel with swords in a dream means honor. Waving a sword during a duel in a dream means becoming known in one’s field.


Polygamy

To dream of polygamy indicates some unresolved sexual issues. Perhaps you need to be less prudish and explore your sexuality.

To dream of polygamy may be a sign that you don't feel as important as someone else in relationship or commitment. Giving your all to someone who doesn't feel that giving their all to you is necessary. A sign that you need to demand more respect or start setting boundaries.

If you are the polygamist in the dream who is married to multiple partners it may be a sign that you feel more important than other people in a relationship or commitment. Positively, it may reflect your superiority or heightened sense of responsibility. Negatively, it may be a sign that are not returning the loyalty or respect that other people are giving you.

Alternatively, multiple marriage partners may simply reflect multiple areas of your life or habits that you are emotionally "married to" at the same time. Different behaviors or coping mechanisms that are very helpful to you. Negatively, it may be a sign that you feel stuck with a number of different problems.

Having a second wife along with the first in one household in a dream means sickness, losses, harm, blindness, bad deeds, exposing one’s private life, divulgingone’s secrets, distress, dismay and sorrow.


Sanctuary

To dream that you are in a sanctuary signifies your need to escape from the demands of your daily life. You are searching for some peace and quiet. You need time to decompress and to restore your faith.

In a dream, a sanctuary represents marriage to a righteous woman.


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