Monday, March 21, 2005

Last Night's Dream Interpreted

I had a dream last night that wasn't exceptional, but it was vivid. Not sure what happened before, but I noticed that two of my teeth were twisting and shifting and doing that suction thing that happens when you're losing your baby teeth; two middle molars on the left side of my mouth (not sure if placement means anything, but there it is). Then they fell out.
After they fell out, though, I checked with my tongue and they were still there. I had to get it interpreted. The reappearance of the teeth wasn't interpreted by my source, nor was the placement, but I figure I was just too close to awake so the real sensation to my tongue became my dream sensation, and it just happened to be those two teeth (could the hidden nature of molars have something to do with it?)...
Without further ado, dreammoods.com's interpretation:

Two
Two stands for diversity, partnership, soul, or receptivity. It can also symbolize double weakness or double strength. There is a duality as in male and female, mother and father, yin and yang, etc.
Teeth
Dreams that your teeth are falling out are the most common dreams we here at Dream Moods receive. Common dream scenarios include having your teeth crumbling in your hands or your teeth falling out one by one with just a light tap. Such dreams are not only horrifying and shocking, but often leaves the dreamer with a lasting image of the dream. So what does it mean?
One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you. Sadly, we live in a world where good looks are valued highly and your teeth play an important role in conveying that image. Teeth are used in the game of flirtations, whether it be a dazzling and gleaming smile or affectionate necking. These dreams may stem from a fear of your sexual impotence or the consequences of getting old. Teeth are an important feature of our attractiveness and presentation to others. Everybody worries about how they appear to others. Caring about our appearance is natural and healthy.
Another rationalization for these falling teeth dream may be rooted in your fear of being embarrassed or making a fool of yourself in some specific situation. These dreams are an over-exaggeration of your worries and anxiety.
Teeth are used to bite, tear, chew and gnaw. In this regard, teeth represent power. And the loss of teeth in your dream may be from a sense of powerlessness. Are you lacking power in some current situation? Perhaps you are having difficulties expressing yourself or getting your point across. You feel frustrated when your voice is not being heard. You may be experiencing feelings of inferiority and a lack of self-confidence in some situation or relationship in your life. This dream is an indication that you need to be more assertive and believe in the value of your own opinion.
In the latest research, it has been shown that women in menopause have frequent dreams about teeth. This may be related to getting older and/or feeling unattractive and less feminine.
Traditionally, it was thought that dreaming that you did not have teeth, represent malnutrition which may be applicable to some dreamers.
Other Perspectives
Well, I'll just say that the three other perspectives don't pertain--biblical, greek, and some girl's grandmother's--going against god, family or friends dying (I hope not), and a windfall of money (quite the opposite really), respectively.
Anyway, I know what it's about and what it means. Now to find a way to use that knowledge. Damn menopause!