“A dream symbol is the very best way for your unconscious self to communicate to your conscious self. The particular image chosen – be it an object, a person, an animal, or whatever – has shades of meaning and personal associations that make it the best communicator of some truth about yourself.” ~ Mark Thurston
Numbers are everywhere. From the time you wake up, until you go back to sleep you will encounter a wide range of numbers. These numbers are generally in the background, but when they show up in our dreams they can serve as important clues to solving real problems in our daily lives. Indeed, when particular Numbers appear in dreams they can be very significant.
The numbers that appear in your dreams may not appear to you directly. They may show up disguised, and in other formats, such as through symbolism, sets of objects, repeated events, or through communication.
Numbers in our dreams can serve to reinforce a particular message. For instance, you might have a dream about an expensive car repair, with the numbers standing out to you. Those numbers could relate to an issue in your life that needs urgent attention. If the number 4 stood out, then the dream could be speaking about a need to be more practical.
Also, numbers in our dreams can offer guidance on questions that you are working with. Since you may be facing a dilemma or obstacle, the numbers in your dream can represent a choice that is available to you. For example, in a dream you could be carrying many heavy stones and come to a ladder or bridge. In order to climb the ladder, or cross the bridge, you might have to let go of some of the stones. The number of stones that you drop could have significance for you in your life. The dream could simply be representing a need to let of go of some of your obligations, or it could represent something deeper.
Numbers can relate to time. Perhaps you feel like you are under a lot of pressure at work, and your dreams become filled with all kinds of clocks. The dreams might be urging you to find a new way to work and “fill your time”. The dreams could also be trying to help you to find a way to better organize and manage your time. It all depends on what else is happening within the dream itself.
Many religions and belief systems, including Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism and others, have important references to particular numbers buried within their sacred documents and holy books. Certain numbers, including the number 7, show up with some frequency in many religions, hidden in traditions, special rites and revered documents.
General meaning of the numbers:
- 0 – emptiness
- 1 – new beginnings, change
- 2 – partnerships, relationships, joining
- 3 – joy, celebration, gossip
- 4 – structure, honesty
- 5 – change, education
- 6 – family, hope
- 7 – planning, thinking
- 8 – power, control
- 9 – endings, movement
Common phrases with numbers:
- catch 22
- two’s company, three’s a crowd
- Two wrongs don’t make a right
- Two heads are better than one
- A cat has nine lives
- Trouble always comes in threes
- Too many cooks spoil the broth
- Time heals all wounds
- Time is money
Questions you might ask:
- How do I feel about these numbers?
- What is significant about these numbers?
- Do the numbers stir any memories?
- Do the numbers feel supportive?
- Are there any phrases, related to the numbers, that come to mind?
- Do you understand the message that the number brings?
- What are the numbers connected to in my waking life?
- Are these numbers offering relevant guidance for a problem that I am facing?
Fun things to do;
- Work with numbers through a study of Numerology
- Draw, paint or sketch the numbers from your dreams
- Interview the numbers to see what they might say
- Learn about numbers in the Tarot
- Read up on the work of Edgar Cayce and his dream interpretations