For anyone here who’s a good dream analyist, I would like to know what you think of these dreams…
I’ve had a few recurring dreams over several years that pop up intermittently. They show up enough that they’ve begun to bother me:
I’m in a public place, and I really have to use the washroom. I finally find a washroom stall and the toilet is always nauseatingly filthy and full of urine and feces to the brim. It’s so vile I can’t use it.
My pet lizards have escaped from their terrarium and are sitting on the wall out of reach. The lid is full of holes and I don’t know how to fix it (in real life, the tank is very secure and I don’t worry about them getting out).
I’m back in college in the same program I graduated in. There is a project that was assigned to us months ago that I just found out about now. I have only a day to complete it and I have no idea what’s going on.
Not knowing you or much about what’s going on in your life, I can offer a few general interpretations.
You have to go to the bathroom. However, you know you can’t do that while you’re sleeping. So you have a dream that you have to go, but something stops you from going in the dream (dirty toilet, no privacy, whatever). If you were to wake up out of this dream, you’d probably find that you do, in fact, have to use the bathroom.
There’s a situation in your life that you’re worried about, or worried that you can’t do what you need to fix it or change it.
This is a classic example of an anxiety dream. You feel powerless about a situation in your life and worry that something unexpected will happen that you won’t be able to deal with.
Sorry these aren’t more specific, but my dream analyses are usually for people I know (or myself!) Hope these help!
I am not an expert on dreams, but from those three dreams, I am guessing that there is a lot of anxiety in your life. You feel that things are going out of your hand, and there dread is a dread of having to start all over again. You just don’t know what to expect, and are not looking forward to it either. I say again, this analysis is the work of an amature, so proceed at your own risk:
While you are searching for a rest room, you are actually looking for a place away from the crown. Notice the contrasts - from a crowded/public place, to the relatively lonely confines of a washroom. No0t much of a chance that it wil get violated; a person can have visitors in the confines of his/her home, but not in a washroom. Hence the hightened feeling of privacy. So, I am guessing, you are in need of some private space.
But when you do fine the washroom, its nauseatingly filthy and full of urine and feces to the brim. This may imply that its been a long time since you took stock of yourself, and you realize that. but then, you are also aware of the long list of unsorted/unpleasant issues behind you, and you are not exacly looking forward to the alone time that you actually need.
A pet, may mean a sense of control/responsibility in you life, since you control, or are responsible for your pets life. The fact that it has escaped, and its tank’s lid is full of hole may imply that your life is not exaclty turning out the way you intended it to. But also worth noting is that you can still see where your pet is, but reach it. So I am guessing that you are not too far off course as far as your goals are concerned, and they may still be achieveable, but you sill have to work extra hard for then, and may be retrace a few steps.
This may be in continuation of your second dream. To get back on track to your orignal goals, you may have to retrace a few steps. Notice that you have to do a project in the same program that you graduated in. So, you just have to recaliberate (I can’t think of a better word here) your aims, and whaddayaknow, they are what you wantedthem to be. But at the same time, there is also that fact that time can’t be reversed. You goal is still reachable, but you don’t have that much time as you once had. Hence the one day deadline. TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!
So, combining all the three dreams together, I would put my analysis as follows:
When you started out, you had some idealistic (?) thoughts about how you life was gonna be. But as time went along, things happened, and your goals kept falling by the wayside and your ideal life kept getting compromised. Now, there is feeling subconsciously, that this may be your last shot at achieving those goals meaningfully. Not all is lost till now. Along with these thoughts is the realization that you may have to make an extra effort. And that thought scares you. You don’t even want to think about it, consthen you will have to face up to all the choices that you made getting to where you are (and I am guessing from your dreams some of those choices were really shitty ).
End of analysis
Like I said before, this is the work of an amature, so agree at your own risk.
[reclining back after the voodoo analysis]God!! Its been more than seven years since I did this voodoo analysis! Pls tell me I’m good!![reclining back after the voodoo analysis]
To see a lizard in your dream, signifies your primal instincts and reactions toward sex, food, etc. and your anxieties toward these feelings. The lizard can also be representative of a person who you view as cold-blooded, fearful, or thick-skinned. On a more positive note, the lizard also symbolizes emerging creativity, renewal, and revitalization. It may also suggest that you are well-grounded.
So I would guess that not being able to contain them means that you think your primal instincts are out of control.
Wow…yeah, I guess I do have a lot of anxiety going on, from a lot of different factors…I just never made any connections between it and my dreams. What noname said especially sounds accurate (maybe you’re not as amateur as you thought :)). Fascinating stuff…thanks!
Holy shit! I’m glad I"m not the only one to have the ‘filthy stalls’ dream. I’ve talked to people about it, and no one I talk to ever had this dream.
Usually in my poopy toilets dream the stalls don’t have doors and there seems to be a never-ending supply of toilets that I go to, and all of them are full of disgusting poop/pee. I try to choose a stall that is far away from another person so they don’t see me, but, of course, the toilet is too gross to use. Weird. I hate that dream.
I also have a variation on the second dream you mentioned, except it’s usually a college class that I haven’t gone to all semester, I suddenly remember “oh yeah, I was enrolled in that class and havent’ gone to it!”, and there’s a test i have to pass.