Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bite Me!

I dreamt two nights ago that I was bitten by a black dog, and that I was crying and scared, which is not surprising since I'm generally afraid of dogs in the first place.

I searched the internet for an interpretation of my dream and here's what I found:

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To dream that a dog bites your on the leg, suggests that you have lost your ability to balance aspects of your life. You may be hesitant in approaching a new situation or have no desire to move forward with your goals.

-Could this mean that i'm working too much? I don't think so. My Saturdays are pretty much work-free, although I do stay until around 6 to 7pm at the office (I start work at 8am), which is more than the 8-hour work requirement and more than what is expected for a genpay employee like me. With the 2nd statement...I think this is true.

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A dream of dogs is usually a fairly good omen. A dog barking happily shows that you will have a pleasing social life. A friendly, happy dog shows that you have lots of good friends. A dog barking and snarling fiercely at you shows you have some unfriendly friends, and also, if the dream dog is big and powerful, as well as friendly, shows that you have a very powerful protector.

-Hmmm...this made me think. I don't think I have unfriendly friends...coz if they're unfriendly, then I don't consider them as friends.

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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.

-OK, this one's a bit pessimistic. I can think of one situation that can make the news of a depressing nature true. I don't like the sound of difficulties are more likely to follow.

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Dog - calm times ahead.

-The dog in my dream was barking continuously and bit me. I don't think this applies.

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Dogs can be great friends or frightening adversaries. In dreams, the friendly dog may be a representation of a trustworthy relationship or intuitive affirmation of it. The wild dog may represent a nagging, ongoing struggle with a seemingly irresolvable conflict. (Of course, either case may just be a replay of a life situation starring a real dog that you know, either friend or foe.)

Do you want someone who is unfairly persecuting you to "call off the dogs"? -
OK, I don't understand this statement.

Is there a relationship in your life where the loyalty is at question or is especially pronounced? -
None that I can think of, no.

-I wonder what that irresolvable conflict is...could it be a quarter-life crisis that's coming my way?


ANIMALS** Wild animals denote troubles or fears, even misfortune. Domestic animals, especially pets, usually mean good fortune. Their demeaner is significant. A fierce animal is a warning. A calm one indicates happy times. Animals often represent the primal side of our makeup and the dreamer's relationship with the animal tells how much control they have over that part of themselves ( this just means that I have no control over whatever IT is). The most common animals in our dreams are:

....DOGS* #1 dreamed animal! Traditional symbol of the Masculine; courage and loyalty. A friendly dog denotes coming domestic happiness. A vicious dog warns you of financial or health concerns. A howling dog warns of separation from loved ones.

-I just received my credit card statement and it's (a lot) more than the usual amount that i'm used to paying every month. I just had a blood chemistry test (is that how you call it?) done this morning (my first time ever) and the results came out OK (everything was within limit). So I guess my dream could be a warning that I will be paying quite a bit more than the usual for my credit card bill. That's OK. I can live with that.

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Dog, wolf dog that attacks : Karma or punishment that are going to be paid.
Dog, a friendly one : Sincere friendship.
Dog, attacking: a betrayal of a friend. If the dog is big, is a close friend. If It bites, the traitor will hurt.

-Oh my! Karma or Punishment...I wonder what I did that has to be paid? Or...expect a friend to betray me (Naku, sino kaya yun?). The dog was the friend might not be that close to me...It bit me so that just means he or she will hurt.

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Dreaming of a dog can mean that you´re seeking companionship (HAHAHA!), affection, or loyalty. If the dog bites, it might indicate a feeling of disloyalty (Hmmm...). To hear dogs barking suggests a message or a warning from your unconscious (Now, what is my uncounscious mind trying to tell me?).

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To dream that you attack someone, indicates that your ill-mood and temper may cause harm to another. You are releasing some pent-up frustration and anger. You feel that you have been wronged. Such feelings may be easier and safer for you to express in your dream. To dream that you are being attacked by someone, signifies questions on your character and the need for you to defend yourself. You are feeling stressed, vulnerable and helpless. You may also be faced with difficult changed in your waking life. To dream that you are being attacked by an animal, is a warning to be careful with those around you. Take notice on who you know in your waking like that shares and exhibits the same qualities of the animal that attacked you in your dream. To dream that you kill an attacking animal, signifies that your life will be saved by a stranger.

To hear barking in your dream, represents your tendency of barking orders at people instead of asking or talking kindly (Yikes!). It may also indicate that you are annoying others, grumpiness, or fussiness (Naku, wag naman sana ako annoying to others). To see a happily barking dog in your dream, symbolizes pleasures and much social activity. If the dog is barking ferociously, then it represents your habit of unnecessary barking at people and the situations around you (Yikes! again). It could also mean unfriendly companions (Strike 2 na 'to).

To see a dog in your dream, indicate a skill that you have ignored or forgotten, but needs to be activated (My engineering skills perhaps? Haha!). Alternatively, dogs may symbolize intuition, loyalty, generosity, protection, and fidelity. Your own values and intentions will enable you to go forward in the world and succeed. If the dog is vicious and/or growling, then it signifies some inner conflict within you (Quarter-life crisis, is that you?). It may indicate betrayal and untrustworthiness. If the dog is dead or dying, then it indicates a loss of a good friend. Alternatively, it represents a deterioration of your instincts. To see a happily barking dog in your dream, symbolizes pleasures and much social activity. If the dog is barking ferociously, then it represents your habit of making demands on people and controlling situations around you (Strike 2!). It could also mean unfriendly companions (Strike 3!). To dream that you are buying a dog, indicates your tendency to buy your friends or buy compliments/favours. Alternatively, it suggests a need for you to find companionship. To dream that you are dressing up your dog, signifies your attempts to cover up your own character flaws and habits. Also consider the notions associated with the word dog, such as loyalty ("man's best friend") and to be "treated like a dog".

Well, I guess that's more than enough. From what i've gathered, I must:

  • Be careful of those around me.
  • Try and identify that inner conflict within me and resolve it.
  • Try to decipher what my unconscious mind is telling me.
  • Stop barking at people.

OK then. That's nice to know. Maybe my mind is telling me to take a breather and try to analyze the things going on within and around me.

Or it could also be telling me to just simply, buy a dog (i've always wanted to have a black dachshund, but am afraid of the responsibility that comes with taking care of a dog).

So...what do you think? Share to me your thoughts.Ü


marj said...

bottom line, i guess, is to always be careful... :) take care and have a great weekend... :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Candy,

I've read a couple of books by Dr. Gayle Delaney about dreams. She said that in her 15 years of experience (she wrote this in 1991), she had yet to hear a dream that foretold the future. Rather, our subconscious mind, by utilizing dreams, is trying to tell us the way we really think and feel. That is why each dream is very individual, very personal.

So, how can one interpret a dream if we can't generalize them?

As Dr. Delaney said, a good way to interpret your dream is by doing the following:

1. Write down the events that happened to you that day.

2. What were you thinking before you went to sleep?

3. What feelings did you have in your dream? Have you had these feelings in your waking life? When was this?

4. Ask about the dog as if you were a Martian who does not know anything about it. What is a dog? What was it like in your dream? What was its breed? How could it be any different from other dogs? Does it remind you of someone?

And so on, and so forth. Bitin ba? ;-)

'Yan, ang haba na ng comment ko. Pwede na itong isang post ko for May. Hehehe.

Have a peaceful and restful weekend.


Candy said...

Hi Marj!
Yah, I guess i'll just have to be careful always.Ü

Hi Sir Balty!
Your analysis (rather, Dr. Delaney's) makes sense.Ü I think I have an idea of what the dog, the barking, and the biting symbolizes. I don't usually search my dreams in the internet, it's just that this one was very vivid in my memory when I woke up. Don't ask me much about the details though, I can't remember much now except for what I wrote in the intro.

Anyway, at least now I can confirm that I dream in color. Kasi hindi lang naman 1 black dog ang nasa dream ko...there were 2 other brown ones who didn't attack me and just watched. HEHE!

Happy weekend to you both!

Diosa said...

Hi Candy,

From the list that you came up with, I think the second and third one (Try and identify that inner conflict within me and resolve it. and Try to decipher what my unconscious mind is telling me) makes more sense. But it won't hurt if you'll be a little more careful. Take care always. Miss you girl! mwah!

Candy said...

ei Dio!

Given Sir Balty's comment, I was able to interpret the dream. Haha! Kwento ko sayo sa email...

Miss you na!Ü Sobra!Ü

Anonymous said...


Whaaaat???? Hindi ako kasama sa tsismisan? ;-)

rob said...

That's interesting, because I always have recurring dreams of dogs biting me. All sorts of dogs, from small cute puppies to big angry dogs.