A dream of walking in the woods means you will have business difficulties. Dreaming of walking at night means you will have struggle and difficulty. Dreaming of walking in pleasant places indicates good fortune and favor. Walking and not getting anywhere indicates a static situation you need to change.
A wallet carries personal effects, such as your identification. It is also where you carry financial resources. If you dream of losing your wallet, it may relate to a concern about your sense of self or about your finances. What happens in the dream and how you react can help you determine its meaning.
A dream of war could relate to reliving your past in the military. Whether you've served in the military or not, a dream of war might symbolize internal turmoil or a need to make peace with yourself or others. By examining other elements in the dream, you may determine the message behind the aggressive behavior.
If you are washing something in a dream, you may be attempting to cleanse or purify the self. If a stain won't come out, the dream may relate to a concern about something from your past connected with feelings of guilt.
A dream of water can relate to the emotions or the unconscious. In the Freudian perspective, water relates to sexual matters, usually the female genitalia (see lake, ocean, river, and waves). If you dream of clear water, you can expect joy. To dream of muddy water, however, means that you may experience some sorrow in the near future. For a young woman to dream of wading in clear water means she will have her heart's desire. To dream of children wading in water signifies future happiness. Rocky water connotes problems of the heart and problems communicating with a loved one.
Water signifies the unconscious or the emotions, so to dream of waterfalls may represent a sudden or dramatic change in the dreamer's emotional state.
Waves symbolize the power of the unconscious. Enormous breaking waves may represent powerful emotions, and gentle waves may suggest a tranquil state of mind.
Weapons may signify the male genitals. The meaning of the dream is best determined by considering who is holding the weapon and how it is being used.
Weddings are a union between two people, and dreams of weddings may symbolize the joining or acceptance by your unconscious of an idea or emotion. To attend a wedding in a dream connotes an occasion that may bring about bitterness and delayed success. To dream of a wedding that is not approved by your parents suggests unrest among family members.
Dreaming of weeds suggests that something needs to be weeded out of your life. An overgrown garden might signify that something is being neglected in your life.
A well in a dream reveals that resources are available deep within you, although you may not be aware of them. To fall into a well symbolizes a loss of control regarding a matter at hand. A dry well indicates that you feel a part of your life is empty and needs to be nourished. To draw water from a well denotes the fulfillment of ardent desires.
As in the saying “You're all wet,” wetness represents uncertainty or a lack of knowledge. Maybe someone is giving you bad advice about a particular situation. For a young woman to dream that she is soaking wet symbolizes a disgraceful affair with someone who is already attached.
A whale is an enormous mammal, and to dream of one might indicate that you are dealing with a whale of a project. On the other hand, a whale dream may suggest you are overwhelmed. Whales can also relate to water and the relationship of the self to the unconscious and the emotions.
Being whipped in a dream refers to two things: your need to feel protected and dominated by a loved one, and your feeling that this person is taking advantage of you. The key is to find a balance between the two. If you dream of whipping someone, beware of your own manipulative or aggressive tendencies.
Water represents the emotions or the unconscious, so to dream of a whirlpool may indicate that your emotions are in a state of flux and can ensnare you unless caution is exercised.
A dream of a whirlwind suggests that you are confronting a change that threatens to overwhelm you. Pay attention to the other aspects of the dream. Are you facing this danger alone or with somebody?
Dreaming of wind softly blowing means you may receive a considerable inheritance from a loved one and, after sadness, know happiness in the future. If you dream you are walking against a brisk wind, it indicates you are courageous, able to resist temptations, and determined. You will be successful. If, however, in your dream the wind blows you along against your wishes, it signifies you might have disappointments in love and in business. A dream of a gale means possible business losses.
If a window appears in a dream, it may symbolize a view of your life from the inside out. Are there changes you would like to make? If the view is illuminated, then the outlook is bright. If you are on the outside looking in, you may feel that you have been excluded from something.
Drinking wine in a dream might be a sign of celebration. It can also represent an elevated or altered state of mind. In a spiritual sense, wine can symbolize a transformation. For an alcoholic or someone who has been affected by one, wine or other alcoholic beverages can represent a negative influence.
Wings are a means of transport. They may suggest that you will soar to wealth and honor or that you are worried about someone who has gone on a long journey.
The Halloween image of a witch might be symbolic of a scary or evil scenario. For those involved in Wicca or attracted to New Age ideas, a witch might relate to the worship and respect of nature and the earth.
In Native American lore, the wolf is good medicine, a symbol of the pathfinder—a teacher with great wisdom and knowledge. Dreaming of a wolf can be auspicious. Alternately, the wolf can be a symbol of a lone male aggressively pursuing a young female, as in the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
The appearance of different types of women can symbolize different things in a dream. A dark-haired woman with blue eyes and an upturned nose may represent withdrawal from a matter at hand. A brown-eyed woman with a hooked nose may suggest that you will be lured into a speculative venture. A woman who appears
with auburn hair alludes to your anxiety over an issue. A blond woman is symbolic of a favorable or pleasing outcome.
Writing is usually difficult to read in a dream, so the message is usually symbolic. Writing could serve as a warning, as in “the writing is on the wall.” Writing could also suggest that your inner self is seeking contact with your conscious self. Ancient writings in a dream indicate that the dreamer is seeking knowledge from the distant past.