Dream Interpretation: I Find My Wife’s Ring in the Sand

photo via Flickr

Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri:

I am somewhere where there is lot of sand. I walk and, looking down, suddenly find two rings of carnelian stone. I think to myself, “These are like my father.” Then, further along, I spot another glimmer in the sand. I walk to it and pick it up: it was just like a diamond ring, all shiny and sparkly, and I think to myself, Maybe it is my wife’s… Then I wake up.

Lauri: What an interesting dream! Let’s start with the setting. All the sand may refer to the sands of time. Is there anything going on in your life that seems to be taking lots and lots of time to happen? All the sand could also imply this is a desert setting, in which case this dream may be about an area of your life that has not been very productive lately, an area of your life that feels barren, where there is not much going on. Your dream is showing that, in the midst of all this waiting or in the midst of all this lack of progress you have managed to find value.

The carnelian stones represent that value you have found. Since they remind you of your father, they could be a reference to some sort of wisdom or lesson he taught you. Or, they could represent your own role as a father. Are you a father or wanting to become one? If so, perhaps you have found some sort of peace of mind or strength in that role. The reference to your father may also be linked to your finances as our fathers in dreams often represent our own ability to bring home the bacon and manage said bacon. Are you in a destitute financial situation but are starting to find a glimmer of hope?

You then find a shiny diamond ring that you feel is your wife’s. And that is the point at which you wake up. The point at which we awake from a dream is the main point our dreaming mind wants to leave us with. This shows us that you truly value her, that she also gives you glimmers of hope right now. Through this dream you are realizing that, like the precious stone that is a diamond, so is your wife precious. Aaaaw.

Response from Dreamer: Thanks for your analysis. I have been in financial trouble since I recently lost my job – but I’m looking for another and there is hope. My wife works. We live with my parents. We haven’t been able to have children yet. I checked with a doctor and he had told me about a year back that my sperm count is low. Since then I have tried all sorts of medication and therapy related to stress. Yes, my wife is precious and I just Love her 🙂 Thank you very much of taking time to analyze my dream.

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The photo above is from a Guardian UK slideshow of Bonobo apes in the Democratic Rebuplic of Congo