Dreams starting with S


In the Celtic world virtually all fish symbolism was concentrated upon the salmon, which was once a common and abundant food-source among North European peoples. Other fishes - with the exception of the whale for which they used a word borrowed from the Germanic - were practically speaking non-existent and in literature, unless the word 'fish' is qualified.


In the dream sense, salt may represent added flavor and a new found flare in the experience of life. Moreover, in the biblical sense, salt is symbolic of the greatest stature of life itself. Hence, the salt of the earth, represents the very pinnacle of creation. Accordingly, in a dream, salt may refer to increased zest and vigor in ones life.


The complex symbolism of Sand refers to the transient impermanence of being. Moreover, sand may be indicative of the dualism of the microcosm and the macrocosm, representing simultaneously, a single grain of sand and a mighty desert. Additionally, the diverse illustration of comfort offered by a beach and the sudden violence of a sandstorm.


As the supremely celestial jewel, the sapphire absorbs all the symbolism of blue. According to a medieval treatise on precious stones, 'meditation upon this stone carries the soul to heavenly contemplation'.


The devil Satan is often depicted as ingenious, deceitful, smooth and entirely full of evil. In this extremity of behavior, we witness how influential this personage can be upon our mortal being. In the spiritual and intellectual sense, this dark demon is able to prey upon us via the large array of our weaknesses.


Contrary to the somewhat superficial views of some commentators, it was only at a comparatively late period that the Romans identified their god, Saturn, with the Greek god, cronos. Saturn's association with King Janus, who appears to have welcomed him to Rome, left behind memories of a golden age and, in this context, he symbolizes the culture-hero.


Sometimes, however, the two pans of the celestial scales were represented by the Great and Little Bear. Ritual texts of Chinese secret societies add that the scales in the City of Willows.


With its tail ending in a poison-sac feeding a sting which is permanently unsheathed and ready to strike death into anyone who touches it, the scorpion's nocturnal aspect is the embodiment of aggression and of a malevolence.


Drowning or fear of drowning would then symbolize an unconscious death-wish. Sea may symbolize the feminine. For a male dreamer, therefore, going to sea may symbolize getting acquainted with the feminine in himself - the anima.

Sea Urchin

Fossil sea-urchins, according to Pliny (Natural History 29: 52-4), enjoyed great popularity in Gaul. He terms them ova anguinum (serpents' eggs) and discounts the druidical belief.


When regarded as a slippery, smooth-furred creature which shuns humans and slips through their fingers, the seal is the symbol of a virginity inspired not by higher motives, but by fear of self-surrender and by lack of love.


From the macrocosmic viewpoint, the kundalini's equivalent is the serpent Ananta which wraps its coils round the base of the World Axis. Ananta is associated with Vishnu and Shiva. When building a house in India.