Dream Moods A-Z Dream Dictionary

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Dreams are stories and images that our minds create while we sleep. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening, and sometimes bizarre.

They are an enduring source of mystery for scientists and psychological doctors. Why do dreams occur? What causes them? Can we control them? What do they mean?

Dream Moods A-Z Dream Dictionary

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There are currently 71 dreams in this directory beginning with the letter E.

Eagles are powerful dream omens known for their vision, freedom and higher consciousness. You have the ability to see far beyond the sight of an average person. If you are on a spiritual path eagles might show up as a guide or spirit. In ancient Egypt they are symbols of protection. If it attacks its becomes a symbol of not trusting your intuition. An injured eagle reflects neglecting these gifts and trusting the source.

Ears are representative of your ability or inability to hear and listen to you inner and outer world. The whorled shell (spiral) is very symbol of the vulva; it connects to birth and life itself. Negative associations with ears are when they become infected, stuff coming out, or regarding the left ear.

Earrings can imply to your outward appearance or something more spiritual. It’s direct location to the ear makes directs your attention to listening and absorbing information.

The destructive shift below your feet brings the dreamer towards emotions and the unconsous aspects that have come repressed. These major shifts or shake ups in our lives can be warning or a transitional stage before change occurs. Running away from the earthquake implies you will avoid rather than face this problem.

Often seen as a mental blockage from absorbing what has been heard from your outside world. Often times we are removing and cleaning earwax out of our ears; considered a positive omen resulting in balance in your life.

Dreaming of an earwig symbolizes bad news and not being able to handle it well. Someone or something is bugging you and will affect you until you get rid of it. It also suggests that you will not take constructive criticism wisely.

The direction plays a very symbolic role in religions associated with wisdom and knowledge. In dreams the sun rises in the east representing new beginning, birth, transformation and spring. The light of the world is linked with the rise of Christ as the west (right) is considered dark.

A dream about Easter is a spiritual dream about happiness and a rebirth. You will turn a new chapter in your life and make good changes.

If you are eating food you are nourishing the soul, it becomes a symbol of energy and grounding. The type of food will be metaphoric to what you are fulfilling inside you. Receiving or giving food becomes spiritual and emotional nourishment that you give or take in your life. However, if you suffer from a weigh problem it might reflect a health issue.

Eating rotten food
Food is linked to health and sustenance, and to dream about eating ROTTEN food can mean that you’re worried you’re not getting enough nutrition. Most common among health freaks or people who don’t’ think their health is very good.

Eating sharp things
This is a slightly less common one compared to others on this list, but it’s still one of the most common dreams. To dream about eating broken glass (or anything sharp and horrible) means you’re having trouble saying what you want to say.It’s often linked with not being able to express yourself clearly, and can b a sign you need to work on your confidence.

Eating sweet things
Certain types of foods have salt and sugar in them among other addictive ingredients. To dream about them just means that your brain is subconsciously CRAVING these types of food. I used to have these types of dreams and now (since changing to a Vegan diet) I don’t have any sort of cravings or sweet foods dreams.

Dreaming of hearing an echo suggests that you should pay close attention to what the echo is saying because it could be a voice from your unconscious; it is a message being sent to you possibly from higher powers.

An eclipse indicates a short spurt of darkness in your life that you will quickly overcome. Pay close attention to new random encounters in your waking life. If you dream of a solar eclipse it suggest a dark time in your life, closing of the sun (masculine) side. If you dream of a lunar eclipse it could mean that you are undergoing menstruation or menopause. Dreaming that the eclipse has finished suggests that you are experiencing some sort of enlightenment.

To dream of ecstasy is very good for your mind and soul, it leave you feeling happy all day. In the past, dream philosophers have said that this feeling is a taste of the afterlife.

Dreaming of eggs are a very symbolic since ancient times. They have been a universal symbol of the creation that grows out of it, and when they appear they bring an important message. According to Carl Jung he believe that the egg was connected with God or the soul.

Eiffel Tower
Towers are known to represent things that have been built in your life. However the Eiffel tower has a strong connection to relationships and love life – achievements and higher awareness. It’s shape might be also mirror a phallic symbol.

Dreaming of an elbow is a great dream symbol that shows you have the ability to be flexible during tough times. If you notice that your elbow is damaged it suggests to watch the people who take advantage of you.

Elderly Couple
In most cases elderly people that appear in our dreams represent wisdom and experiencing life lessons. They contain clues that help guide the dreamer to the answer they have been looking for, usually related to growth and development during different stages in your life. Both an old women and and old man connect to the dreamers masculine and feminine traits. If you dream of an old man chasing you it might have to do with repressed fears of aging or not growing from your life experiences.

To dream of an election signifies an important decision that you must make and will affect your future. Voting in an election it symbolizes your choice that you’ve already made. There’s no need to ponder on about it, you’ve already chosen what road you want to go down. If you are a candidate in the election you want to move on to bigger and better things in life.

To dream of an electric shock is something that will suddenly “shock” you in a negative way, a build up of emotions; anger; potential; power. To dream of electric sparks represents caution or potential danger in things that might blow up. When you notice an electric fire suggests pent up and a release of pent up anger that will be discharged soon.

Electric Guitar
An electric guitar represents your itching desire to let loose and rebel. To play one in your dream means that you are able to express yourself to people.

They are very powerful dream symbols that bring you shocking news. This symbol can either be a warning or possible enlightenment depending the context of the dream.

If you are being electrocuted in a dream something might be shocking coming your way. An outside force of electricity could potentially effect you from the inside. Witnessing someone else being electrocuted suggests that you are worried about your actions.

Elephants are messengers that lead you to the true path to higher consciousness. Elephants are a powerful omen representing the dreamers inner power, wisdom, remover of obstacles, luck, stability, and patience. Their tusks imply wisdom, strength, moderation and eternity. When they attack the dreamer needs to investigate their own unconsous behaviors – a sign to start mindfulness mediation.

An elevator is a very powerful symbol that can either suggest a positive or negative meaning. Going up is always a sign of advancement or higher consciousness, whereas the basement level represents the unconscious side of the dreamer. Elevators close association with buildings suggests it belongs as a part of the dreamers inner and outer world – a subconstruct that has been built. Any problems reacting to the elevator such as crashing or stuck implies a halt or issues relating to these “built” areas.

To dream of an elk represents strength, spirituality and power. Since it belongs in the wild you have received a message from the unconscious part of you that something powerful has just emerged. They can be considered a positive omen unless you are attacked. Usually when you are attacked or chased you are ignoring these wild behaviors that remains unknown to you.

To dream of eloping means you are trying to hide from some difficulties you will been faced with. You do not want to conclude things so you think hiding for the moment would help make things easier.

Any sort of message via phone, computers or faxes might be messages from the unconscious. They can be seen as warning or a meaningful message to help the dreamer.

Embarrassment in your dream is symbolic of your insecurities about yourself. A common dream of embarrassment is being naked in public or people seeing you on the toilet. This might reflect an embarrassing situation to come in the distant future.

Studies have conclude that our emotions expressed in our dreams are often linked to repressed feelings in our life. Often what is unknown or below the surface emotions tend to be direct in our dreams or something take shape as different type of symbols. Common emotions that are known to manifest is sadness, anxiety, anger, disgust and fear. By tackling these issue head on may in fact change who you are as a person.

An empty object in your dream symbolizes something is ending and soon would be lost. An empty container could be a hopeful sign to you if you haven’t used all you have as yet. If you are throwing out things to make a space or an object empty it means you need to clear your mind and start new.

To dream the end to something indicates that you need to hurry up and act because time is of importance and you are anxious about that certain situation. If you dream the end of the world where the world blows up or the sky is coming closer and closer to the ground it is only your fear of the change that is about to come.

As the saying goes, you are your worst enemy. Dreaming of your enemy has more to do with the dreamers “shadow” the unknown parts of their behaviors that they do not see in themselves. If they are talking, crying or even hugging you it all has to do with the dreamers ability to forgive and grow. Once the dreamer matures the enemy changes in the dream.

A positive dream symbol that shows a connection or bond between to parties. This joining can be anything from spiritual, ying and yang energy, people, jobs and ideas.

When you dream of an engine it is important you remember the condition of the engine when you wake up. Whatever is the condition of the engine is the condition of your force and drive to get things done in your life. Dreaming of an engine that needs a service and does not start it means that theirs something holding you back to reach your aspiration. When you dream that the engine is smoky or on fire because it blew up means someone has deceived you or your past ways of acting are coming back to haunt you.

An epidemic in your dream represents your fear about a recent task. If you dream that you are causing the epidemic or involved in it you are afraid that your actions at the moment are going to hurt people. If you are not part of the epidemic and unaffected signifies your fear that the bad things in your life may become uncontrollable.

You do not need to be a man to dream of an erection nor does it have to relate to your sexuality. When you dream you have an erection it symbolizes your control and authority. To dream of someone erection which pleasures you appeals to your sexual craving. If you are sickened by the erection it means that you are angry about someone else rising up and being in control of things. If you are a man dreaming of an erection is could mean that you are worried about having erectile dysfunction.

An escalator is similar to an elevator but not such a symbolic movement in ones life. Similar to stairs that reflects different steps to achieve or advancement in your life. Since they are commonly found in buildings it would direct the dreamer towards ideas, ethics, goals and beliefs that have been built. This why a broken elevator emerges in the dream so often showing the dreamer of distortion within these views. Going up or down shows your life’s motion, progress or setbacks. Glass elevators imply protection and what is “seen though” these systems within the psyche.

Escaping emerges in our dreams when the dreamer is not aware of their fears and what they essentially avoid in life. The dreamer would be offered clues in what is making them either run away or hide from. Escaping a jail reflects leaving before your time has been served, or reflects trying to avoid a prison like environment in your life. Escaping from a killer relates to the dreamers inability to deal with their fears and anxieties. Dreams about escaping a fire suggests a dangerous situation (anger) you are avoiding. A fire in the house belongs in the psyche of the dreamer – destruction or renewal.

Your unconscious uses images to relate things. When you dream of an espresso you are actually being told to act quickly and take the express on life. It could also mean express yourself and act on your desire to be more sociable.

Dreaming of evacuating symbolizes your neglect and void with your feelings and encounters. If you are very scared when evacuating it means you are running away from a bad situation that is making you anxious.

To dream that you are being evicted indicated that someone is pushing you out of their life. You are no longer wanted in a specific aspect of your life. If you dream that you are evicting someone it means that someone or some situation in your life is giving you problems and you choose to no longer participate or put up with the person.


To dream that someone or something is evil denotes a repressed and/or forbidden aspect of yourself. This part of yourself may be seeking recognition and acknowledgment. Alternatively, evil may also be a reflection of your strong, negative emotions like hate, anger, etc.

If you feel bad about doing something or taking part in something you enjoy because of spiritual or ethical issues it comes out in your dream in the form of evil. Dreaming of evil represents inner conflicts with feelings or actions that you keep trying to suppress because you believe them to be wrong or dangerous to others.

Evil Eye
These dreams offer you protection against negative force to come in the future. The hamsa commonly used as to protect against evil or bad energy in the middle east.


To dream about your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend or ex-husband/wife, that you and your ex are kissing/fighting or that you and your ex got back together again suggests that something or someone in your current life is bringing out similar feelings you felt during that relationship with your ex. The dream may be a way of alerting you to similar behavioral patterns in your current relationship. What you learn from that previous relationship may need to be applied to the present one so that you do no repeat the same mistakes. Alternatively, you may be reflecting on the positive experiences and good times that you shared with your past love. Dreams of getting back together with your ex or of your ex wanting to get back together with you may not necessarily be a reflection of reality. This dream may be triggered by some major change in your current relationship and how far you have come from those past relationships.

In particular, to see your ex-husband/wife in your dream indicates that you are currently finding yourself in a situation that you do not want to be in. It suggests that you are experiencing a similar relationship or situation which makes you feel unhappy and uncomfortable. Alternatively, dreaming that you are together with your ex-husband/wife implies that you are subconsciously repeating the same old patterns from that relationship to your current relationship. You are making the same mistakes and reacting the same way.

To dream that your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend is missing you suggests that you "miss" some aspect of that past relationship. A situation in your current life may be reminding you of your relationship with your ex. Alternatively, the dream may mean that you have moved on with your life. The notion that your ex is missing you may be a pun on that he has "missed" his opportunity or "missed" his chance with you.

To see your mate's ex in your dream suggests that you are comparing yourself to the ex. The dream is telling you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended that relationship.

To dream that you ex has died indicates that your feelings for your ex are completely dead now. The dream is a metaphor of how you have let go of the past and are ready to move on and fully devote yourself to new relationships.

Metaphorically, seeing your ex in your dream may also signify aspects of yourself that you have x'd out or neglected.

Ex Boyfriend or Girlfriend
Dreaming of your ex seems to have to do more with the dreamers unconscious emotions and repressed memories than it does with the ex itself. The ex is a reflection of the past you that might still be present today. However, when the dreamer changes, matures or moves on the ex will appear different each time. Alternately, you might want closure from your past relationship or still have feelings for this person.


To see an old ex-boyfriend from childhood in your dream refers to a freer, less encumbered relationship. The dream serves to bring you back to a time where the responsibilities of adulthood (or marriage) did not interfere with the spontaneity of romance. You need to recapture the excitement, freedom, and vitality of youth that is lacking in your present relationship. If your ex-boyfriend hurts or ignores you, then the dream is telling you to move on with your life and stop thinking about your ex. If you dream that you want your ex-boyfriend back, then the dream may reflect waking feelings of actually wanting him back. Alternatively, it means that you miss being in a relationship and to feel wanted.

To dream that your ex-boyfriend is giving you advice about your current relationship suggests that your subconscious is telling you not to repeat the same mistakes that you had made with this ex-boyfriend.

To dream that you are being massaged by your ex-boyfriend suggests that you need to let go of some of that defensiveness that you have been putting forth as a result of a past relationship. You may have put up a wall or armor around you. You need to learn to trust people again.

To dream that your ex-boyfriend is giving you a ring or proposing to you implies that your relationship with him made you feel whole and complete. The dream does not necessarily mean that you want to be together with him again, but that you are longing for a relationship that makes you feel complete. Alternatively, the dream may reflect a final end to something and the beginning of a new stage. You are ready to move on from your ex. By him proposing to you, the power is on your side whether you say yes or no.

To dream that your ex-boyfriend gives you a stuffed animal suggests that you are seeking for reassuring and nurturing aspects of a relationship. This is not to imply that you want you ex-boyfriend back. Alternatively, the dream could represent some immature relationship which may describe the relationship you had with your ex.

To dream that your ex-boyfriend is admitted into the hospital means that you are still dealing with the break-up. There are still some unresolved issues left hanging. If he is released from the hospital, then it means that you have totally let go of the relationship. You have moved on. If you dream that your ex-boyfriend is dressed in a suit at a hospital, then it suggests that you have come to terms with that relationship and have completed the healing process.

To dream that you walk off or walk away with your ex boyfriend indicates that your current love interests are not measuring up to your ex boyfriend.

To dream that you are kidnapped by your ex-boyfriend suggests that your ex still has some sort of emotional hold on you.

Dreaming that you and your ex-boyfriend is taking care of a sick child together suggests that something is still keeping you two in each other's lives. There may be some unfinished business that still has yet to be resolved. Alternatively, the dream may parallel a situation in your waking life where you were stuck.

If you dream that your ex-boyfriend moves into your house, then it means that you two are able to co-exist and be civil to each other.


To dream of an ex-friend suggests that an object or a recent incident has subconsciously reminded you of her or him. Alternatively, the ex-friend represents a lesson you learned from the falling out. You need to apply that lesson to a current issue, problem or relationship.


To dream that your ex-girlfriend is pregnant depends if the baby is yours or not. If you dream that the baby is yours, then it implies your subconscious desires to get back with your ex-girlfriend. If the baby is not yours, then it means that you have fully accepted that the relationship is over. You still care for her even though the two of you are no longer together.

To see your ex-girlfriend's mother in your dream indicates some unresolved issues with your ex-girlfriend. You are wanting to reach out to her mother in order to get through to the ex-girlfriend.

Dreaming about your current boyfriend's ex-girlfriend reflects your own feelings of insecurity. You wonder if you measure up. In a way, you feel that she is still a lingering part of your current relationship, whether it is physical or psychological.

If you dream that you have an ex-girlfriend, but you do not actually have one in, then she may represent an old friend from your past. Alternatively, dreaming of a non-existent ex-girlfriend may be about how you are rejecting aspects of your feminine/emotional side.


To dream that you are taking an exam signifies insecurities, fear of not meeting others' expectations, and fear of failure.

*For an in depth analysis, click on Common Dreams: Exam.

One of the most common dream themes that reflects advancement when passed, or at setback when failed. Dreaming of being unprepared or late mirrors areas in your life. Exams are one of the most recurring dream themes that vividly appears when this issue remains unconscious.


To dream that you are excavating something represents personal development. You are making new discoveries about yourself and uncovering your potential.

Dreams about feces or excrement represents negative emotions or feelings that linger in your life. The main objective would be for the dreamer to examine how you are ridding these toxic emotions in your life. Often times the dreamer will notice poop on their hands that signifies to clean up and let go of this issue.

Often a metaphoric symbol of letting go of things that you no longer need within. A reflection of a emotional or mental build up that was being held in for too long.

In the society we live in today everyone tries in some way to fit in. Dreaming about exercising is your expression of trying to fit in with the image that society tries to embed in us. It could also mean that you need to work things out with someone or in some situation.


To dream that you are exfoliating your skin means that you need to let down your guard. It may also imply that you are ready to reveal your true self.

To exhibit yourself in a dream suggests that you are too concerned with your body or alternatively you are actually very confident in your appearance. It could also mean that you need to look at your life a little closer.

If you dream of an exit or an exit sign in your dream it means it is time to move on and walk out of a situation in your life. What you walk out of might suggest leaving or removing yourself from this situation.


To dream that you or others are being exorcised symbolizes your initiative to regain control and take steps toward the direction of your goals. Alternatively, you may not be taking responsibility for your actions and are looking for a scapegoat.

Dreaming of performing exorcism on someone indicates that you are stepping up and taking control of a situation. Alternatively, to dream that you are exorcising someone implies that you want control of something that this person has. Consider what this person has that you also want in your life.

If an exorcism is done on you it suggest a drastic change for the better. Priest come during a time of healing, however you might be possessed some negative toxic force that controls you (addictions).


To dream that you are on an expedition indicates that you are going on an emotional journey where you do not know where it ends. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you need to be more adventurous and get more involved. Try a new interest or pick up a hobby.

Exploding Head
See exploding head syndrome

To dream of being in an explosion represents something that is going to blow up relatively soon. Possible change that is going to cause you mixed emotions but it is going to help you understand your feelings and build a better structure for yourself. If you are in flames in the explosion it represents your anger over a current situation because you have been violated by someone else.


To see or call an exterminator in your dream indicates that you need to cut off ties from those who try to pull you down.

To dream that you are an exterminator suggests that you need to confront your weakness and stand up to the challenges ahead.

Dreaming of anything extra can sway between a positive or negative omen. Extra toes or feet are know to be very positive symbols of new movement. Extra teeth relate to cramped or disorganized communication.

Eye Color

If you dream that your eye color is different from the color in real life, then it signifies how you really feel about something. It may also imply that you need a fresh, new perspective on some issue. You are stuck at looking things the same way. To dream that your pupils are red symbolize excitement, energy, power, or anger. Negatively, it also suggests that some negative or evil force has taken over you; you are going on the wrong path. Dreaming that your eyes are brown indicates that you are withdrawn. It also suggests that you need to be more compassionate. If they are green, then it indicates that you are reacting to things with an envious or monetary mindset. You are being too self-centered. Dreaming that you have hazel eyes indicates that you are feeling overwhelmed. You may be taking on too many responsibilities. To dream that you have blue eyes suggests that you are overly emotional. It may also be telling you to be more sympathetic. If you dream that your eyes are black, then it means that are indifferent or emotionless. To dream of golden or yellow eyes refers to health concerns. Dreaming of gray eyes mean that you are indecisive about something.

Dreaming that each of your eyes are of different colors mean that you are accepting of different or diverging views.

To dream that your eye color is rubbing off means that your view or understanding of some situation is wrong. Perhaps you are being mislead.

Eye Drops

To dream that you are using eye drops suggests that you are seeking clarity in some situation. You may not be seeing something that is right in front of you.

Dreaming of wearing glasses indicates your need to give something or a situation a closer look. If the glasses are scratched or damaged in some way it means you have an impaired or wrong view of a situation or things.

Seeing your own eye in your dream refers to you need to pay closer attention to things that are going on with you or look inside yourself for the strength and perseverance because you are the answer to your problems. To dream of your eyes rolling back so that your view is now of your brain it means that you have become more enlightened and knowledgeable of situations in your life.

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