Calendar date: This needs to be considered in connection with the other parts of the dream. It can relate to something that happened on that date in the past, and is still important to you in some way. If not that try looking for what you associate with the month, year and numbers in the date. In this way they are a reference point, usually for important experiences or relationships that occurred in the past.

If it is a future date, this may be about the way dreams tend to extrapolate a future from present and past events. It is like drawing a line on a graph from prior performance.

Idioms: bad date: blind date; dates you; up to date.

Romantic ‘date’: Hopes about or insight into a relationship. Release of pleasurable feelings about yourself.

Example: I was in a dorm room and saying goodbye to someone I had been dating. There was a corkboard with old pictures of me on it. I thought it was unusual for him to have these pictures of me. He really liked them, which made me feel like he was really going to miss me, which surprised me. He was trying to kiss me goodbye, but I hesitated because there was a carload of my friends looking at us, and they didn’t approve of our relationship. Then I went to my mom’s house, where I found my dog; she is actually dead in reality. Angie.

Angie’s dream is probably typical of ‘date’ dreams. In it she is assessing the relationship and realising that he really likes her. It also show how the pressure of her friends attitude interferes with her own natural feelings. Then the dog shows the coming alive again of warm feelings that were dead.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What was the dream telling me about the date?

Was it with and ex or a new friend?

Did it work out well or a complete disaster?

See Integrating an Ex Difficult Relationship – Characters and People in Dreams – Techniques for Exploring your Dreams


-John Gilmore 2017-09-22 21:47:19

Dreamed I was told I wouldn’t be needing an object after 6 weeks and had feeling in dream of my death then

    -Tony Crisp 2017-09-26 9:45:03

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    John – You haven’t given enough information about you or your dream for me to give good feedback.

    Learning to die was a method of passing through the transformation into the next stage of growth, and we are carving a way for children if they attempted the further stages of growth. Dreaming of our own death In the example below the dreamer does not face any great fear of death itself. The strongest feelings are of loss. Over a period of time the dreamer may move beyond such feelings of loss into exploring other possibilities of death.

    I was due to be executed – what for I don’t know. I was not especially afraid of this, but my most vivid feelings were of great sadness at the people I was leaving behind, and for all the things I wanted to do in life, but would not now be able to. Then at the end I was watching myself being hanged. D.

    This theme of facing death is quite frequently met, and it often leads to confronting what we really want to do before the end of this present life; what we want to express, say or give to those we love or are involved with; and what we want to achieve. So such a dream may wake us up from spending too much time in trivialities.

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