To see a kangaroo may suggest that you're hopping mad about something. It could also mean that you have the ability to “hop to” a particular matter that is pending.
To dream of karate indicates one of two things: either you feel that someone is opposing you strongly and you need to defend yourself emotionally, or you have recently felt physically in danger and you want to be prepared.
To dream of ketchup signifies a certain element of sweetness in your life that you've been ignoring. Possibly, you've been too hard on someone close to you. Learn to open up to this person, and your life will be better for it.
A key can stand for a part of yourself that you've locked away or something that you can now access if you have the key. Such a dream may also indicate you hold the key to your own concerns.
To get kicked out of a place denotes sadness about not fitting in to a group or social situation. In waking life, this may also refer to you pushing people's buttons or limits too much and too often.
Kicking, in a dream, represents hostility and anger. Are you the one kicking or is someone kicking you? Kicking also indicates a desire to get revenge on someone who has wronged you.
A dream of killing someone is not a warning that you might turn into a killer. Instead, the meaning is more likely a symbolic act of aggression. Whom you kill and how that person is involved in the dream may symbolize killing off an unwanted part of yourself. What bothers you about this person?
If you see a kindergarten, it means that you're sick of people's childish behavior around you. If you have children, dreaming of kindergarten often means that you want the best education for them. To dream of being in kindergarten means you long for simpler times.
A king is a ruler and a powerful authority figure. Dreaming of a king may mean you are seeking status or support. The king may represent your father or some other powerful figure in your life. If you're the king, the indication is that you have achieved a high level of authority or are a highly capable individual.
A kiss suggests a romantic involvement, but it can also be a metaphor, as in “kiss and make up” or the “kiss of death.” For married people to kiss each other symbolizes harmony in the home life. Is it dark or light out during the kiss? The former suggests danger or an illicit situation while the latter represents honorable intentions. To dream of kissing someone on the neck symbolizes a passionate inclination toward that person.
Going to a kitchen in a dream suggests some part of your life is in need of nourishment. Alternately, a kitchen might suggest that something is in the process of being “cooked up,” like a new project. Notice what you're doing in the kitchen.
Flying a kite in your dream usually refers to a work or social situation that is taking off—you're finally having success with it or you're just about to.
To discover kittens in a closet or a basement suggests the awakening of hidden aspects of the self. It can also relate to new ideas and projects.
Kneeling down in a dream usually means you feel guilty. It also indicates that there may be someone you're hoping will accept your sincere apology.
A knife is a symbol of aggression and a phallic symbol. Examine the other aspects of the dream. Are you being stabbed in the back? Do you hold the knife, or is someone threatening you with it? A rusty knife may symbolize dissatisfaction, while a sharp knife means worry and a broken knife, defeat.
A knight signifies honor and high standing. Are you searching for a knight, or are you acting like a knight? Knights are also armored and stand for protection.
Knitting, in a dream, can refer to the small details in life or peace within the home and with family. A dream about knitting is a warning to check the emotional state of those close to you and make sure everyone is happy and doing well.
A knob appearing in a dream may imply a need to get a handle on a matter. Knobs also signify a means of passing from one room to the next, or one way of life to another.
Dreaming of knots suggests that you're all tied up about something—worries and anxieties are troubling you. You may feel as if you're tied in a knot. Alternately, if you or someone close to you is tying the knot, the dream might signify concern over an upcoming marriage.
A laboratory is a place where experiments are conducted. The implication is that the dreamer is unsatisfied with a present situation and is experimenting with something new. The dreamer might also be testing a relationship with someone.
A dream of a labyrinth may indicate that you feel trapped in a situation or a relationship and are looking for a way out. It may also refer to the intricacies of a spiritual journey.
Dreaming of lace indicates unrequited romantic feelings and a strong desire to feel more feminine. For a man to dream of lace means he has feelings for the woman wearing the lace.
Are you going up or climbing down the ladder? An ascent may symbolize a higher step into an inner realm or a promotion to a higher status in one's career. A ladder also means that you should be patient—destiny is guiding you.
Serving something in a ladle in your dream indicates that you may feel restless and are currently annoyed with your job as a caretaker or mother. It signifies a need for change and less responsibility. Take a break.
Lagoons symbolize doubt and confusion over an emotional matter or a stagnant situation.
In the Freudian interpretation, a lake is symbolic of the vagina. In the Jungian world, lakes and other bodies of water stand for the unconscious or emotions. In one interpretation, the dreamer who dives into a lake is returning to the womb. In the other, the dreamer explores the unconscious. But if neither interpretation fits, examine the other elements in the dream. Is the lake clear or muddy? The former suggests lucidity and strength of purpose, while the latter may represent muddled feelings and an unsure direction in a matter at hand.
A lamb may stand for gentleness or vulnerability, as in “a lamb to the slaughter.” Or it may be a spiritual symbol, as in “sacrificial lamb” and “lamb of God.” However, a dream of a lamb may simply symbolize a general love of animals. On another note, is this animal your totem?
A lamp, like a lantern, represents light or illumination and suggests the dreamer is searching for truth.
A lance, by Freudian standards, is a phallic symbol and one of masculinity and aggression. Who is using the lance in your dream? Do you have intimate feelings about this person in waking life?
Dreaming of landing in an airplane, for example, indicates the dreamer's wish to finish a current project successfully. If the landing goes well, it's a good indication that it will.
Hearing another language spoken indicates a desire to meet more people and, perhaps, to travel to foreign lands. It also signifies an open heart—you're ready for love.
Holding a lantern or seeing one in your dream means that you'd like to shed some light on a current issue. Perhaps you're aware that you're not getting the full truth.
This is a symbol of security, the “lap” of luxury. To dream of sitting on someone's lap signifies safety from a troubling situation. To dream of a cat in a lap represents danger from a seductive enemy.
If a lasso is used on you, it means that someone or something is holding you back. If you're the one using the lasso, it portends good financial luck coming your way.
To launch a boat or even a space rocket, in a dream, signifies the successful start of something new. Usually, it refers to new ideas or to financial projects. Examine how the launch goes. Does it go well?
Dreams of legal matters suggest the dreamer feels he or she is being judged.
Leeches are nightmarish creatures that suck blood. Is there someone in your life who is draining your energy?
Legs are frequently seen in dreams, and interpretation depends on the context. Admiring well-shaped legs suggests a loss of judgment; misshapen legs represent unsuccessful endeavors and ill-tempered friends. A wooden leg represents deception of friends, while a wounded leg suggests a loss of power and standing. A young woman who admires her own legs indicates vanity, and if she has hairy legs, then it may indicate feelings of domination over her mate. Dreaming that your own legs are clean and shapely represents a happy future with faithful friends.
If you dream of a leopard attacking you, your future may suffer many difficulties. But if you kill the leopard, you will be victorious in life. If you dream of a caged leopard, it means that, although your enemies surround you, they will fail to injure you.
A letter sometimes symbolizes a message from your unconscious to you. If you're unable to read the letter, look at other aspects of the dream for clues. An anonymous letter may signify concern from an unspecified source. Blue ink symbolizes steadfastness and affection. Red ink may suggest suspicion and jealousy, and a letter with a black border may represent distress and death of some kind. Receiving a letter written on black paper with white ink may suggest feelings of misery and disappointment over a matter. If this letter is passed between husband and wife or lovers, then concerns over the relationship may be present. A torn letter may suggest concerns that hopeless mistakes may ruin your reputation.
A dream of lightning indicates a flash of inspiration or sudden awareness about the truth of a matter. Lightning can also mean a purging or purification, or fear of authority or death.
To dream of a lion signifies that a great force drives you. Subduing a lion indicates victory in a matter. If the lion overtakes you, the dream suggests that you may be vulnerable to an attack of some sort. A caged lion may mean that you will succeed as long as the opposition is held in check.
To dream of losing something in a dream often means that your unconscious is working out the loss of something very real in your waking life. What is it you feel you're parting with? Is it a healthy thing or something you actually still need? The thing in question in the dream is often not literal—you use substitutions for the actual lost object, relationship, or opportunity.
To dream of a lottery signifies chance or throwing your fate to luck. If you dream of holding the winning number, then luck and good fortune in a matter at hand may follow. To see others winning in a lottery may suggest that many friends will be brought together in a pleasing manner. A young woman dreaming of a lottery may indicate a reckless attitude.
Luggage stands for your personal effects or what you carry with you on a journey. What happens to the luggage? Lost luggage might be a concern about your identity or about being prepared for the journey. Stolen luggage might suggest that you feel someone is interfering with your attempt to reach a goal.