Five Fifth

The alchemists called this quintessence, because it arises from the other four elements. It symbolises the human, due to two arms, two legs and head, as in a five pointed star. It is the unity that arises from the four elements, or aspects of self. Five may also represent your hand or foot. Mostly the symbol of man incarnated in a physical body, and functioning therein. Here, all four aspects of being are expressing in a fifth quality, physical life and consciousness.

The astrological sign is Leo, the king. The fifth house of the horoscope relates to children or offspring, and Leo rules the heart. See: Numbers.

Because the five pointed star looks like the human body five is sometimes used to depict yourself or your body – either that or personal consciousness in your body. It might also link with the hand. Five is sometimes called the number of marriage because it unites all the previous numbers – 1+4 and 2+3. It could also refer to the five senses, which might appear in some form in your dreams.

Five may at times represent an immediate change in your situation, or something divided by five. Because it connects with our fingers and toes, five may be associated with expression of yourself into activity or movement.

Numbers can have a personal or symbolic significance. For instance you may have had three children, so the number three in a dream about children could be connected with your feelings or fears about them. So a number may refer to a particular year of your life; the number of a house; the months or years that have passed since an important event or relationship; your family group – or it could have a general significance such as indicated in language – i.e. three’s a crowd; seventh heaven; nine days wonder, etc.

Idioms: a fifth wheel; as useless as a fifth wheel; fifth business; fifth column; bat five hundred; five o’clock shadow; Group of Five; high five; in the pipe five by five; take five; The Group of Five/The Reginal; five star hotel; nine to five life

Useful questions:

What memories or associations do I have with five?

Are there memories of importance from my fifth year or fifth grade?

The pentacle usually has a circle around it, and this depicts separation – the human sense of isolation – do I feel this?

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-kathy 2013-02-10 14:16:27

I dreamed walked down the street from a hotel and worms wrapped around my ankles about 4 on each ankle. They were falling on my shoulders. I went in a hotel and pulled them off.

    -Tony Crisp 2013-02-11 9:55:17

    Kathy – A hotel can either mean a temporary situation, or a memory of something that occurred in a hotel room. And the worms point to something unclean that you are trying to get rid or. It could refer to health or what happened in the hotel room.


-patty 2010-12-28 16:28:50

I dreamt last night that I told asked my friend if he new he was dead. He said he thinks so. I had to tell him he passed. the his name was called and it was his mother. was he wondering not knowing he died? could you help me with this. The week before he came and had an agenda and their were garden worms around his ankles. He told me he was on a time frame

    -Tony Crisp 2011-01-07 20:00:32

    Patty – There are questions I would need answer to, to really understand your dream. For instance has your friend actually dead or have you just dreamt it? Was his mother also died?

    If the answer to both of these is that he and his mother are dead and not just in your dream, I would lake time to talk with him and explain that he has died. I feel that the images of the worms and the time frame are things that you are trying to get a picture of his situation with.


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