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The Chinese Culture and Dream Analysis

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 28 Dec 2013 | comments*Discuss
 
Dream Analysis Chinese Culture Dreams

Like most cultures, the Chinese put much emphasis on dreaming. In fact, the first recorded information about dreams can be found in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, a Chinese manuscript that talks about the relationship between dreams and illness. Each night, as you began to dream, the Chinese believe your soul leaves your body for the dream world. If awakened too suddenly, they fear the soul might not return to the body.

The Chinese believe that dreams and dream analysis could help you learn more about your inner most secrets. This dream analysis could be used to make important decisions or make positive changes in life.

The following is the Chinese analysis of certain dream elements based on Zhou Gong’s Book of Auspicious and Inauspicious Dreams. Duke of Zhou is often referred to as the god of dreams with zhou gong meaning sleep. Zhou Gong’s Book of Auspicious and Inauspicious Dreams offers interpretation of all types of dreams, including those about weather, planets, home and surroundings, gods and spirits, people, the body, music, living creatures, and other miscellaneous items.

Abandonment

This Chinese dream analysis may seem opposite to other cultures – a dream of abandonment can mean you are going to be given something. If you dream your spouse has left you, it means your love will grow deeper.

Ancestors

While dreaming of dead ancestors might scare some people, the Chinese culture sees it as a positive thing. If you meet a dead ancestor in a dream, it means your family is blessed and protected. If the ancestor speaks to you in the dream, you will have financial security.

Blood

Dreams that you are bleeding means you will receive immense rewards.

Chariots

Chariots in dreams can be a symbol of how you feel life is going. If you dream you are on a fast moving chariot, you are making good progress with something. But, if you dream your chariot is not moving, you may subconsciously feel your progress has stalled. The Chinese believe if you dream a chariot has lost a wheel, you will lose money.

Dog

If you have dreams of being bitten by a dog, it is seen as a sign of impending bad luck. Dreaming of a dog barking at its master can mean a big money loss.

Eating

If you dream of eating at an elegant restaurant, it means your social status is on the rise. Dreaming of eating well cooked meat can mean wealth, while dreaming of eating raw meat can mean hard times. Eating rotten fruit is a sign of approaching illness.

Hair

If you dream of having gray hair, it is a seen as an optimistic sign of living a long life.

House

Dreaming of cleaning your house can mean a guest is coming to visit. If you dream you are entering a rundown house, you may be entering an unlucky phase of life. If you dream you have entered to house, but no one is home, it can be a sign that you will hear of someone’s death.

Plants

Dreaming of a lush plant can mean prosperity; where as dreaming of a withering plant means you’re out of luck. But, seeing withered leaves revitalized could mean your children will have a very promising future.

Rainbow

In Chinese culture dream analysis, dreaming of a red rainbow means good luck, but dreaming of a black rainbow is a sign of bad luck.

The Chinese have believed in dream analysis for thousands of years. No matter what the dream, even the smallest component can hold a special meaning, but without interpretation, you may never realize its importance. The Chinese culture has its own interpretation of dreams, looking closely at everything in a dream for proper dream analysis.

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