As your alarm blares, you fumble to hit snooze, and try in vain to return to the hazy dreamland that you happily occupied just moments before. Sadly, it’s too late, and the dream in which Chace Crawford was about to propose has already dissipated in the early morning light. Ugh. The worst, right? Even more heartbreaking, is that in a few hours you’ll probably be struggling to remember any of the details of your perfect dream at all.
For centuries, humans have been fascinated with dreams. What they mean, why we have them, and if our dreams have ties to the future, the past, or both. Some people believe that dreams are your subconscious’ way of speaking to your conscious, while others see dreams as a way to predict the future. Dreams most often occur during a REM cycle, and while you may have up to six dreams a night, there’s a good chance that you’ll remember very little, if anything, by the time you’re awake.
Each symbol in a dream conveys something deep in your subconscious, meant to aid in your own dream analysis. Close examination of the people, places, objects, feelings, and even alcohol brands that appear in your dreams are key to unlocking what your brain is trying to tell you. No one can interpret your dreams better than you yourself, so couple this dictionary with your own personal memories and experiences in order to unlock your own unique interpretation. With practice, you’ll begin to unlock the mysterious messages hidden in your dreams. Happy sleeping!*
*Disclaimer: Dreams depicted are of the sober or slightly buzzed variety. If your sloshed subconscious says to hit up your ex, this Dream Dictionary takes zero responsibility. Sorry, betch.
Alumni: As an underclassman, seeing yourself as an alumna in dream form is a good thing. It symbolizes completion, along with a sense of pride and accomplishment for all you’ve achieved. However, if you’re dreaming of alum as a senior or recent post-grad, it might be more of a nightmare. This could convey a wish to escape from responsibility and retreat back to a time when you were free of adult problems and had no deadlines to speak of, other than breaking your PC’s beer bong record.
Bid Day: If you see yourself on Bid Day in a dream, it could mean that you are about to embark on a spiritual learning experience. This dream could foreshadow personal growth. Bid Day is also symbolic of sisterhood and togetherness. Pay special attention if you are dreaming of Bid Day in the summer months, as it could be your subconscious’ way of telling you that it’s time to post a #tbt ‘gram with your sisters.
Big/Little Reveal: Big/Little conveys up feelings of innocence, warmth, and new beginnings. If you are expecting a new little in the fall, this dream could be simply reflecting your excitement. If you are already happy as can be with your Greek family, it could be letting you know that you are ready for a new level of responsibility; or in contrast, that you wish you could go back to a time when you were pure, new, and innocent. Maybe before that keg stand at Delts last Tuesday?
Frat Party: Dreaming of Frat Parties generally indicate that you need to get out and socialize more, allowing yourself to let loose in ways that you haven’t been lately. If you’ve locked yourself in the library the past few nights for finals, you might consider putting down the textbook and picking up the tequila.
Football Game: Dreaming of football games during summer might be a clue that you have not been doing enough day drinking lately. Watching a football game might symbolize conflicting opinions, or a problem that you’re having with two different viewpoints. Consider if you’re having trouble deciding between two boys or two majors.
Pinning Ceremony: Pinning Ceremonies symbolize new beginnings, and transitions in life. You might be subconsciously searching for something more. Like, maybe a pin from your boyfriend of three years? If you’ve already been pinned and are dreaming of being pinned by the same guy, congratulations. This means that you are happy in your relationship and have a strong commitment to one another. If you’ve been pinned but are dreaming of another guy, your subconscious might be trying to tell you to reconsider whose letters you’re wearing. Awk.
Shacking: Dreaming of shacking is your brain’s friendly way of telling you that it’s been too long since you last walk-of-shamed. If you’re dreaming of shacking at an ex’s house, you could be having second thoughts about current or new relationships. Shacker dreams may also be a cue that it’s time for you to try something new in bed.
Standards Meeting: This dream varies greatly depending on where at the table you view yourself. If you are dreaming as the Standards Chair, you could be craving a position of greater authority in the house, or more responsibility in your daily life. If you see yourself as the one being called into Standards, your subconscious may be feeling guilty for something you’ve done or are worried about getting caught for. Unless they have you on videotape, never confess anything.
Wine: If you’re dreaming of wine, you’re happy af. Wine symbolizes festivity, success, and celebration. Maybe it’s also a play-on-words for ‘whining’. Also known as everyone’s favorite thing to do while drinking with girlfriends. If you ask me, this is the real stuff of dreams..
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