Dreams about a perspective view of body: translations, meanings and hints in Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary

Eyes are known as the “window to the soul”. Dreams about eyes represent the opening up of hearts which suggests good mental health. Dreams of a pair of bright eyes mean that the inner world of the dreamer is full of joy.

Dreams about mouth hints physcial desire.

Hair in the dream is a messenger of vanity. Thus, dreams about being shorn or shaved imply the less focus on material life. In addition, the bushy beard represents vitality while the grey beard is a symbol of wisdom.

Heart is vital organ sustaining life, it is of similar importance in the dreams: it reflect our emotional status, especially in the love aspect.

Dreams about bone tell the essence of various things warning the dreamers not to be deceived by the surface of various situations. Fragmentation of the bone in the dream is a symbol indicating that the dreamer’s Achilles’ heel has been found by others.

Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary

In the Chinese culture, dream is linked with a virtual person called Zhougong after a popular book Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary (周公解梦) which has been passed down from thousands of years ago. The book categorizes seven types of dream that people usually have during sleeping. With thousand of years’ history, Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary (周公解梦) has been popular in China as well as in the Chinese communities for its excellence in explaining different dreams, in particular those unusual and weird. While some believe that the book shows people’s superstition, others believe that the objects or scenes that show up in our dream have close relationship with what have happened within our body (e.g. health status), in daily life, or mental status.

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