20′s Dream Reasons – A Look Now
So this was something I came across at Neatorama.com via Uncle John’s Reader that shows a few dream interpretations from a fortune telling book from the 1920’s. If any of these had entered your dreams back then this is what you may have been able to interpret from them and you could possibly go about your following day that much more enlightened…or scared to death. I figured I would take a little bit of a closer look at them now….
This one can still fly right now so be forwarned, dream interpretation-wise an all. Basically, stop being a pr**k and try to be charitable instead you miserable bugger.
Dim view of the results of marriage then, or just an unapologetic explanation of the ‘until death’ part of the vows? Bet that reception was a real party. Personally I’d like to envision the house to be something more along the lines of a nice, comfy 3B Cape with a couple of baths, a nice back yard with kids/pets and maybe a fence to keep the rabble out. Much more comforting than the finality of the ‘coffin.’ But that may just be me now and not the defeatist I may have been in the decade that ended with the big crash and the beginning of the Great Depression.
Plus if I have a dream that has a coffin in it I am sure to never dream again.
Wow, this one is tough and certainly changes those dreams you have of winning the lottery huh? “Hey Bob, you have a will? …Why? …Oh no reason …get some sleep”
I’m going to assume this one has something to do with rainbows and after rain comes sun. Wow, that’s pretty cheery then huh? Seeing a silver lining, how nice. Probably something necessary after dreaming a dreary freakin’ dream where it was either raining or you knew it was coming. Probably had you dressed in black going to a funeral too.
Watching a ball game
In this day and age with 24/7 sports and games of all shapes and sizes we should all be insanely rich. Ironic that it’s only the participants in these games that reap the benefits of this interpretation huh?
This one is still pretty universal right Brady? Yes, you can have a belly rub. Right Jackson? Ok, you too. I’ll add sleeping cats, Shoes and Bella to this dream figuring too.
Another dim view of the time this interpretation came from it seems as now, I would hope, that such a visage entering your dreams would inspire the opposite.
Saving a drowning woman
Though heroic chivalry reaping you a great benefit may have been a nice way to read your dream back then, I wouldn’t envy the reward being one of the thankless, tiresome Diva’s we live around now.
Climbing a ladder
So, folks back in the ‘20’s couldn’t interpret “moving up” vs “moving down” on their own and needed to consult a fortune teller? What did a dream about throwing your money away to find out the obvious from a charlatan with a crystal ball signify, I wonder?
Killing a spider
At the FrankenGreco Ranch it also means dropping everything and anything you are doing, whether is be showering, sleeping, taking the animals out, hiking the Appalachians, performing delicate heart surgery to instead respond to the helpless shrieks and screams coming from my Maria and JG, the 13 year old, at the mere sight of not only a spider, but any bug or sometimes even pieces of fluff expertly disguising themselves as something small, buggy and multi-limbed.
Who the hell dreams about warts? My guess is that if you dream about warts you are worried about being shunned and run out of town by angry villagers with torches and pitchforks. Or maybe you just watched The Wizard of Oz.
You, hiding in the forest
Of course you’re in danger, her husband came home or the cops answered the intruder call.
You're on a deserted island
Wow that’s cold.
Running, barking dog
That’s what the dog’s trying to tell you dummy, he’s not just excited to see you, someone is inside robbing your house!!
Alright, so dreaming of coffins meant that you would soon marry and have a house of your own and now dreaming of gallows is interpreted as the door to opportunity opening up. Does this mean that you secretly want one of your co-workers convicted of treason so that you’re guaranteed that promotion?
Wow, that’s comforting. Everyone was so bright and cheery in the 20’s, finally a dream about something that seems like it might have positive connotations while not involving coffins, gallows or warts and instead it just means your dreams will go kablooey leaving you crushed and defeated. Yeh, thanks for the cake and the party.