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Some gorgeous images to brighten your day + keep your creative content flowing. All these images are 100% copyright free (licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute + use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer). Use them in your digital projects! Nature is super inspiring to me right now. I am on instagram @misstamikajade – let me know what you think! I’m also all about inspiration on my Facebook page.

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What Lies Beneath Shoot with Sarah part 1


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So I’ve just done another shoot with my favourite photographer Sarah KeoghShe is so professional with such a great eye and is very good at what she does!! I had a lot of fun with her on this shoot and also with Nina Thompson at  Kinky Curly Straight Hair Design who did my make-up and hair. Together we shot a stunning editorial with a story about a passionate love. Our protagonist is an old hollywood theatre doyenne and as the story begins, she finds herself in a majestic opera house preparing for her performance in a few hours. She is decked in pearls, lace, fur and diamonds. She is surrounded by luxury, but as she walks through the gilded rooms she is torn inside. She knows her husband is having an affair. We have the first shots of her alone around the beautiful, golden theatre. She is angst-ridden and upset. She doubts herself, questions their love, worries about the future of a marriage she thought would never end. She feels betrayed, confused, unsure and lifeless. Yet, she knows she has to put on a mask for the world in a few hours when she performs on stage for hundreds of people. She puts her bravest face on for the world, while beneath she’s far from together.  She wants to tell him the truth about her feelings, but decides it might be best not to. We have a rich surrounding of opulence on the surface with deeper layers of a less-than-lavish sadness.

I liked the symbology of the props we used:

1. Pearls. Pearls symbolize Purity, Spiritual Transformation, Charity, Honesty, Wisdom and Integrity, all the best within us. The woman in our story has always been faithful to her husband. She’s honest, pure of heart and values her own integrity as well as the integrity of the relationship. But now that’s all been thrown into question. She needs to believe it hasn’t all been for nothing. Through all the anxiety, she clings on to what she’s always held dear and appeals to her greater wisdom to make sense of it all and guide her to make the best decision for her future.

2. Gold. As well as being associated with power, strength and wealth, Gold is associated with the wisdom of aging and fruition. The fiftieth wedding anniversary is golden. Our precious latter years are sometimes considered “golden years”. The height of a civilization is referred to as a “golden age”. In the same way, our protagonist feels a connection to gold as she she feels she has grown up beyond her years. Her life has catapulted her into the limelight very quickly and she is experiencing her golden years at a young age. Through this she has attained great power, wealth, strength and influence. However, she has had to sacrifice her youth and naivety.  She’s learnt hard life lessons that have pushed her spiritually, emotionally and psychologically beyond the age of her peers. As a result she feels alone in the world, with the red velvet settees her only companions.

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3. The Mirror. Reflecting surfaces as well as the natural reflective surface of the water plays an important role in the religious concepts of many people. It is believed that somebody who gazes at his own reflection will lose his soul in the process. Therefore Narcissus, who was in love with his own reflection, was doomed. This was because his soul was ‘captured’. In many customs, in order to bar the dead from staying on earth, people veiled the mirrors in the death chamber (especially true in the Victorian era). This was to ensure that the soul of the departed would not get trapped behind the glass and be prevented from passing to ‘the other side. The woman in our story gazes at her reflection and it is symbolic of her feeling scared and trapped in the situation she’s in. She feels she can never escape. At the same time, she wonders if she would in fact want to, as it is a means of validation of her existence. If she escaped, she might fall into nothingness and cease to exist.

4. The Star. For centuries, the symbol of the star has been used to reference  divinity, intuition, the feminine, hope and guidance.  Stars offer the unique ability to guide us through the night. They can also  refer to one’s need to discover their own inner light.  Stars exists above us as well as within us. They encourage us to reach beyond our own egos and trust in something much greater than ourselves. The woman in our story has a star around her neck, representing she has found her inner light and values her intuition to guide her in times of darkness. This is one such time, with the problem of an unfaithful spouse, and she puts her trust in her inner spirit to give her hope and guidance.

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5. The Camera. The camera is symbolic of capturing truth. This is what our protagonist wants. She remembers back to good times of when her husband and her first met. She remembers the truth in the feelings she had and in the passion they had during that time, as well as the freedom she felt in it. She wants to capture that again. 
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6. Red. Red is the color of blood, rubies and strawberries. Next to orange at the end of the visible spectrum of light, red is commonly associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood, anger. Red is a very ancient colour, spanning across all cultures.  Red was associated with life, health, and victory. But, like many colors, it also had a negative association, with heat, destruction and evil. A prayer in ancient Egypt to god Isis said: “Oh Isis, protect me from all things evil and red.” A red dye called Kermes was made beginning in the Neolithic Period by drying and then crushing the bodies of the females of a tiny scale insect in the genus Kermes, primarily Kermes vermilio. The insects live on the sap of certain trees, especially the Kermes oak tree near the Mediterranean region. Kermes is also mentioned in the Bible. In the Book of Exodus, God instructs Moses to have the Israelites bring him an offering including cloth “of blue, and purple, and scarlet.” In ancient India, the rubia plant has been used to make dye. A piece of cotton dyed with rubia dated to the third millennium BC was found at an archaeological site at Mohenjo-daro. It has been used by Indian monks and hermits for centuries to dye their robes. In Ancient China, artisans were making red and black painted pottery as early as the Yangshao Culture period (5000-3000 BC). A red-painted wooden bowl was found at a Neolithic site in Yuyao, Zhejiang. Other red-painted ceremonial objects have been found at other sites dating to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-221 BC). In our story, there is of course the subtle thread of all the qualities of the colour red. The fiery relationship she and her husband share, the passionate love, the beauty of their connection. The healthy life they lived together victorious in their union. Now, the danger of his affair and its threat to destroy their life together. Her anger runs through her veins like blood. It’s a strong motif that runs through our whole story. 
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7. Hair. The end of this part of the story sees the silhouette of our protagonist onstage in the spotlight shining on her while she grips the mic. All eyes of the world are on her now. This is her side profile; indicative of the moment just before she turns to face the world, when she will put on her ‘game face’ and perform. Hair is very symbolic in many cultures. No other part of the body seems to hold such a variety of symbolic power as the hair. It is both part of our body, and therefore part of our individual identity, and yet at the same time it is changeable. Generally when it is loose it indicates we are relaxed and in our natural state (hence the saying “to let your hair down”). When we put our hair up, it is indicative of composure. Our protagonist needs to remain composed and pull herself together. She cannot brood and think anymore, for she has a duty to fulfill as a performer for her audience. Part of that performance will be to dance, to sing, to act and to be happy and positive. Her hair reflects her state of mind in this moment as she steps into her pseudo-reality.
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Tamika Interviews Gino Lee


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Move over Bruno Mars, Port Elizabeth’s very own Gino Lee is about to take centre stage!

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Winner of M-net’s acclaimed “Young Stars” televised competition in 2010, BAMA award winner, Bay FM award winner, sought-after corporate and festival performer in the Eastern Cape, and still only a Matric student, this talented young rock star has the world at his feet. I say ‘rock star’ with a sort of giggle, as that is precisely not what Gino wants to be..

I performed in Port Elizabeth last night at Pool City, and I was a bit nervous as the crowd there is very rock-oriented and I’m not like that at all! My vibe when I perform my original music is very relaxed, very laid back. I was worried how they would feel about my music.

As could be expected, they received him well – as is the case in every other instance in which he finds himself in front of the mic. Having started at the young age of thirteen, Gino’s been performing his music across the province ever since. He performs cover songs of famous tunes, as well as some of his own stuff – a lot of which he co-writes with his talented brother.

Pop is my genre. I love it! I’m starting to introduce the element of dance into my routines, as the crowd really likes that.

Well, he might not want to be a rock star, but he certainly moves like one and has the crowds of followers to attest to it! With nearly 2, 000 subscribers on his personal Facebook page alone – not to mention his 1, 000 + fans on his public Facebook page – Gino’s a hit at the tender age of seventeen. Especially with the ladies 😉

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Meeting him at “Friendly Stranger” in Port Elizabeth, I was honoured to meet his dynamic mother along with him.

My parents are my managers. I am so blessed to have them. They truly have my best interests at heart.

I personally can’t wait to get to work on the interview!

Tamika: Where are you from originally?

Gino: Port Elizabeth.

Tamika: Where do you attend school?

Gino: Theodor Herzl.

Tamika: What kind of training did you do for singing?

Gino: None. When I was in grade seven (thirteen) I was in a band called River Road. I played keyboard. We didn’t have a singer, and so one day I stepped up to the plate. Soon after that I went solo and in 2010, I won M-net’s Young Stars. I started taking my singing more seriously and I pushed myself forward into performing at all kinds of things. There were festivals, corporates, schools, competitions, you name it! I needed experience and I needed to get my name out there.

Tamika: What are some of the biggest performances you’ve ever done?

Gino: The Splash Festivals  in 2010 and 2011. They were held at Hobie Beach in PE. They were big ones for me. Then an event for Volkswagen always ranks among the top ones. I remember all the big cheeses of VW were there, and I was terrified! But it went so well…

Tamika: Ever got stage fright?

Gino: Haha! No. For me, the most stressful part of the performance is always the waiting to go on. But once I’m on stage I’m fine.

Tamika: So what’s in the pipeline for you right now?

Gino: Well there’s some pretty exciting stuff! I’m off to America in a few months. 

Tamika: America?!

Gino: Yip! I was very lucky to be scouted last year at a gig I was doing at Montecasino, Johannesburg. A talent scout called Kim Myers selected me to perform at a talent showcase going on this year in Orlando. It’s called The Applause Rising Talent Showcase

The Applause Rising Talent Showcase, or ARTS, is a family owned and operated international organization.  With hand selected mother agencies, dance centers, performing arts organizations, theater companies, and more… coming together to offer a unique week long experience, like no other.   ARTS is recognized by top industry leaders as the simply the best and safest place in the world to pursue the entertainment industry, without spending a life savings, and education dollars.

Aspiring actors, singers, dancers and fashion/commercial models with have their time on stage performing in various capacities.  ARTS offers a state of the art experience on a Hollywood set and Broadway style stage!  Live performance in front of hundreds of agents worldwide and a live audience!  On-camera auditions for Television, Cold-Read, Comedy, and Improvisation… like no other! We unite agencies looking for the brightest and best new talent to the very best quality talent of all ages worldwide. 

So everything right now is about preparing for that. There’s a group of us that were selected here in the Eastern Cape. Together we’ve started a project to raise funds for the trip. We’ve called it “Persuing Arts” and we intend to put on a showcase of our own in April this year in Port Elizabeth as a fundraising event. 

Tamika: And school? What do you intend to do after school?

Gino: Well that’s a tricky one. A lot depends on what happens in America. But I do know that no matter what, I want to be educated and I’d like to study medicine. 

Tamika: Wow! Brains and beauty! Have you won any awards?

Gino: Haha! Umm… yes I have, I’ve won three BAMA Awards (Bay Area Music Awards) and two Bay FM Awards. 

Tamika: What instruments do you play?

Gino: Keyboard / Piano. 

Tamika: What is the most recent job you’ve done?

Gino: I performed at Pool City with a band called “Shut Up It’s Sunday”.

Tamika: Do you act as well?

Gino: Look I’m open to everything. In fact, at the moment I’m the lead in my school play! It’s called Aida and it starts on March 4th. It runs until March 10th. I also love dancing. Right now I’m working with an amazing choreographer, Bennie Gerber, who has his own dance studio called Vertical Expression. I get all my cool moves and back-up dancers from him 😉 

Tamika: Do you also model?

Gino: Not professionally. 

Tamika: Which singers do you look up to?

Gino: Pop music artists!

Tamika: Where do you party?

Gino: Gosh, I don’t hey! I’m not really a party person. There’s too much to do! I would far rather be at home creating, producing, brainstorming and planning – let’s put it this way, I’d rather have my music playing in the club. 

Tamika: What’s in the boot of your car right now?

Gino: Sound equipment!

Tamika: Do you have siblings?

Gino: Yes, two brothers.

Tamika: What does your family do?

Gino: My dad’s a doctor and my mom is a retired teacher.

Tamika: What is your health routine like?

Gino: In the past I didn’t focus as much on my body as I’m starting to now. I work out now – mainly to build strength and stamina so I can be my best on stage.

Tamika: Where do you see yourself in ten years from now?

Gino: Winning a Grammy.

Tamika: Name a place you love.

Gino: Anywhere with my parents.

Tamika: Do you do any charity work?

Gino: Yes, absolutely! I do a lot for the HMA Charity (Heaven’s Missing Angels), for the Eastern Cape Children’s Home, for the Mfundu Children’s Home and for the POPS Foundation (People Opposing Poverty in Society).

Tamika: What do you tell yourself when you walk away from a performance?

Gino: No matter what, I’m kind to myself. I always make sure that even if I mess up, I turn it into a good thing. So I would say to myself; “Great performance!”

You can catch Gino here:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/gino.lee?fref=ts

Twitter – @MrGinoLee

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What Your Dreams Say About You


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Ever wondered what your dreams say about you? Here’s an awesome article Men’s Health did on dream intepretation:

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Dreams are successions of imagesideasemotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history.

– http://en.wikipedia.org

While reading up on the ancient history of dreams, I came up with pretty interesting stuff. According to the ancient Mesopotamians, our soul actually moves out from our body and visits the places and persons we see in our sleep. The ancient Chinese believed this too. They even believed that sometimes the god of dreams carried us. Babylonians and Assyrians divided dreams into “good” which were sent by the gods, and “bad” which were sent by demons. And that our dreams could be prophecies; either good or evil.To the ancient Egyptians, people with vivid and significant dreams were thought blessed and were considered special. They wrote down their dreams on papyrus. They  believed that dreams were like oracles, bringing messages from the gods. They thought that the best way to receive divine revelation was through dreaming and thus they would induce (or “incubate”) dreams.

Egyptians would go to sanctuaries and sleep on special dream beds in hope of receiving advice, comfort, or healing from the gods.

– http://en.wikipedia.org

The Greeks and the ancient Hebrews also shared the idea of incubating dreams. The earliest Greek beliefs of dreams was that their gods physically visited the dreamer, where they entered through a keyhole and exited the same way after the divine message was given. The Hebrews, like many other ancient cultures, incubated dreams in order to receive divine revelation.

For instance, the Hebrew prophet Samuel, would lie down and sleep in the temple at Shiloh before the Ark and receive the word of the Lord.

– http://en.wikipedia.org

Mmmm, that got me thinking. If I had to incubate myself while sleeping, What would my ultimate dream bed look like?

What do you think? 🙂 The earliest Christians mostly shared their beliefs with the Hebrews, Greeks and Egyptians and thought that dreams were of the supernatural element because the Old Testament had frequent stories of dreams with divine inspiration. The most famous of these dream stories was Jacob’s dream that stretched from Earth to Heaven. Many Christian men preached that God talked to his people through their dreams. In the Islam faith, dreams play an important role in the history of Islam and the lives of Muslims. Ishtikara or “dream interpretation”, is the only way that Muslims can receive revelations from God after the death of the last Prophet Mohammed.

In today’s modern times – thanks to Freud and Jung – it is generally believed by many that  dreams are simply the expressions of the dreamer’s deepest fears and desires.

C.G. Jung put forth a theory of dreams which is quite popular today.

Following in the footsteps of Sigmund Freud, Jung claimed that dream analysis is the primary way to gain knowledge of the unconscious mind. He says that the dream is a natural phenomenon which we can study, thereby gaining knowledge of the hidden part of our mind. The images are symbolic of conscious and unconscious mental processes.

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I’m not sure what I believe, but while having a smoothie the other day I got to thinking about putting together a simple list of “dream meanings” for you. When I was young, my grandfather bought me a dream book from Milan. You can buy it HERE. There are hundreds of entries in this book, each with a very simple explanation next to it. I can’t say that any of the explanations have ever been wrong! So here goes, I’m going to write down a few of the common ones for you to read:

Apple – Temptation. These are considered a good omen, and can be the sign of a new love. You may be led into temptation earlier in the relationship than perhaps you had planned.

Baby – Contentment. At its basic level, dreaming of babies is a sign of contentment & happiness in a relationship.

Bee – Wealth & Prosperity. To dream of bees is a sign that you are going to come into wealth & status, and honey-bees in particular indicate wealth & prosperity.

Biscuits – Disputes. If you dream of eating biscuits then petty arguments could break out in your family.

Boots – Promotion. Well-polished boots indicate there will be a promotion at work. This is particularly true if you dream that you are buying them, which represents an interview.

Bride – Luck. Dreaming of seeing or being a bride is an indication of luck and future happiness. If the bride looks unhappy then someone is displeased with you.

Bridge – A change for the better. You are starting on a new venture & indicates positive action. However if the bridge appears unstable then take it as a warning that you are not ready to make that change.

Cat – Beware another person. Ill-luck & treachery. Seeing them in dreams indicate that another person could be trying to steal your affections and are just toying with your emotions. Be warned.

Cemetery – Prospects. Cemeteries in dreams have different meanings depending on how well the grounds are kept. If the grounds are tidy then there will be happiness and financial rewards in the future. If the grounds look dreary, there may be trouble ahead, though news from friends will bring prosperity, resolving your problems.

Chandelier – Status. Seeing a chandelier in your dreams indicates that you will be given an important role. It brings status & honour and indicates a successful time in both social & career circles.

Chicken – A warning message! Dreaming of chickens is said to be a bad omen, as it brings trouble. In particular the trouble is associated with partners, in both business and relationships. Tread carefully in these areas of your life.

Chocolate – Pleasure seeker. Eating or drinking chocolate is an indication that you are trying to seek pleasure. You are in the mood for finding someone new to light up your life.

Churchyard – Prospects. If there are no graves, you will live away from where you were born.

ColoursBlue: Spiritual well-being & understanding. A good dream for friendship and help from others. Green: Luck & Help in finances. Also fertility and growth in the family. Orange: Promotes health & energy. When orange is seen, changes will take place quickly. Colour of optimism & thus the energy you deliver at the moment will be rewarded in success. Pink: Honour & the honour of being looked up to by others. It is often shown at the start of a new relationship. Purple: Career success & achievement. It represents forthcoming news of promotion or being honoured. Meetings with important people will promote you in some way. Red: Passion. Common in dreams when emotions are high. If you see someone wearing red in your dream it means that want you to notice them.White: Purity & Clearness. It means everything will go well & that the choices you have taken are correct. Yellow: strength of mind & determination. It is the colour of communication so is very good in business dealings & negotiations with others. It is a good colour to see at the start of new ventures.

Crying – Good news. Things will get better.

Death – Regeneration. Death does not literally mean ‘death’ but refers to the closing of one activity and the start of a new one. Often it means there will be a complete change in your life, indicating the death of the past.

Dog – A man’s best friend. Seeing a dog represents a best friend you have in your life, or many good friends. You have someone who is loyal to you and will not question your judgement, sticking by you at all times.

Driving – Take your time. Roads mean journeys and suggest life decisions. If you are the one driving in your dream then you could be trying to push things too fast. If you are the passenger this is good news & career advancement.

Egg – Fertility. Dreaming of eggs is linked with fertility and can indicate gain & prosperity. If you are eating eggs then your body is telling you to consider your diet & nutritional intake.

Electricity – Energy in your life. Represents energy coming into your life. The brightness will dictate how quickly things will take off. Switching electricity on indicates the start of a new project. Switching it off is the end of a project or relationship.

Escape – Obstacles. A common dream telling you that you will encounter obstacles that you must try to overcome. If you are escaping from prison then you are feeling confined & trying to get out of a situation. Escaping from natural disasters means an anxious transformation with a successful outcome.

Explosion – Improvements. You are about to go through an explosive time but the changes made will be for the better.

Eyes – Look around. you. You may not be looking at things in the right way.

Fairies – Granted wishes. You are about to be successful in something you have planned.

Falling – Fear of failure. The type of fall you experience will determine the outcome. A long distance then changes in your life will take a lot of effort to go forward. However, falling a short distance means you will be able to get over the setback quickly. If you are walking & fall over in front of others, then their friendship is not to be trusted.

Fire – Impending trouble. Seeing fire in a dream indicates trouble ahead. Problems will pursue you especially if you are burnt by the fire in your dream. If you manage to put it out then you will be able to deal with the obstacles you face.

Fireworks – Fireworks in your life. A celebration or passion in a new relationship.

Forest – Obstacles & Opportunities.  If you are alone in the forest then someone will let you down. Hiding or being lost in the forest indicates obstacles you must accept & face to be able to proceed. You may have to undertake a long journey to resolve the issue. On the other hand, if you feel you are enjoying the forest walk then it indicates that you will gain status & fame.

Gold – Fame & Fortune.

Goat – A warning about business involvements.

Gun – Distress and worries. A time of severe stress and worry is coming, relating to external pressures of people’s opinions of you.

Hands – Creativity. If you see hands doing things in a dream (working, painting etc.) then this indicates that you will be using your skills in a work opportunity that will provide long-term rewards for you. If they are grubby hands, you must watch how you present yourself to others. Old hands represent the easing of a financial burden. If you dream of the left hand it indicates romantic involvement that will fall apart due to deceit. The right hand denotes falling prey to the deception of others.

Helmet – Problems. To see someone wearing a helmet in a dream indicates that someone else is hiding their true motives from you.

Horizon – Success. The horizon represents the future & your personal ambitions. To see a new horizon means that you will achieve success and peace.

Horse – Speed, power & status. If you are riding a horse & are in control of it in your dream, status awaits. If you are riding an uncontrollable horse, then the dream literally means you are being taken for a ride: look at relationships very closely. If you are riding a horse that constantly bucks, it could indicate you have a back or joint problem: your body is reminding you to take care of your health. To see a horseshoe is a lucky symbol, some luck is about to come your way. A stallion indicates success and someone with a powerful personality will help you.

Ice – Warning, You need to pay close attention to your finances or you could get into trouble. To see an icicle, however, indicates that given time your dreams & aspirations will come to fruition.

Isolation – Worries. If you dream you are isolated it means that you have complex personal issues on your mind that you are having difficulties explaining to others.

Jade – Intuition. If you see the green stone Jade in your dreams, it means that you should trust your inner intuition. Your gut feelings will guide you the right way.

Jewellery – A good omen. Amulets are symbols of protection. Earrings mean you need to listen carefully to what is happening to enable you to take advantage of situations around you. However, it is also a warning to be careful of repeating something you heard to others. Necklaces are good for romance providing the necklace doesn’t break, which represents quarrels. Bracelets stand for long-term friendships and relationships. If you have just met a new partner and dream of a bracelet, this dream foretells that your engagement is in the near future. Rings stand for commitment in long-term relationships. They do not have a beginning or end and stand for the eternity of a relationship.

Keys – Solutions. They represent solutions to problems. Unlocking a door with a key can indicate that a new opportunity will present itself  indicates sexual involvement with someone.

Killing – A period of misfortune or stress. If you dream of killing someone, on purpose or by accident, it means you need to curb your temper. This type of dream indicates that you may be facing a period of emotional stress. There is a need to make sure you are not overreacting with people and it could mean that you have an anger control problem.

Leopard – Dangerous rivals. A leopard attacking you in a dream signifies opposition. So be careful where you place your confidences. To kill the leopard means you will outwit your rivals.

Lift – Success. To dream of going up in a lift indicates swift promotion and career opportunities; expect to hear news soon of career enhancement. If the lift is on its way down, then it indicates a time for rethinking your career plans.

Lightning – A bolt from the blue. Dreaming of lightning indicates that you will soon find yourself in the middle of some unexpected events. However, just as everything feels fresher after a thunderstorm, so your dream represents renewed vigour and continuation of some old projects as well as the start of some new ones.

Lizard – An insincere acquaintance. It represents untrustworthy foes that you need to be on the guard against.

Lost – Find a new direction. If you are lost in your dream then it indicates that you feel you have lost your way in life.

Mask – To dream of someone in a mask means that you are being deceived. In real life, you may feel that this is true but do not know who the person is. When in a dream state, concentrate on seeing the person behind the mask.

Meat – If the meat is raw then it signifies you will not fulfil your life’s ambitions. But if you dream of cooking meat or cooked meat, then you will accomplish a lot in life. Changes in the near future will help you on your way financially and you will do well.

Milk – Good health. Dreaming of milk is a general dream indicating good health. The more milk you see, the better your health & joy will be.

Moon – Emotions. A moon shrouded in mists or clouds represents a relationship which you cannot get through to on an emotional level. If the moon is waxing, it indicates success in starting new projects & relationships. If the moon is waning, it represents the ending of relationships or the solution of problems. A bright, full moon indicates success & happiness in relationships. A bright, moonlit night also heightens sexual sensitivity & indicates happiness & contentment in a relationship.

Numbers – Prediction of your destiny & are often considered the key to the future.

1= New beginnings

2= Intuition & Balance

3= Activity, fertility & growth

4= Order & Structure

5= Resourcefulness & drive

6= Harmony & love

7= Investigation & contemplation

8= Authority & executive decisions

9= Re-assessment & planning

Omelette – A false friend. This is a warning dream about false friends who are about to let you down. You might find that they seem to praise & elevate you, but this is just a ploy on their part to take advantage of you.

Onions – Envy from others towards you.

Orange – A choice of lovers. If you dream of eating oranges then it indicates that you are in a situation where you may have to choose between a number of suitors who are after your affection. At the moment you are undecided but you will be forced to choose between them in the near future.

Palace – To see a palace means that you will soon be honoured by those around you.

Pastry – Decisions. If you dream of pastry then you will be faced with some crucial decisions. You will also have to be on your guard to watch out for someone who is trying to deceive you.

Penguins – A message to relax. You are behaving in an authoritarian manner with others. Although you may be acting with the best of intentions, others may feel you are restricting them.

Photography – Deception. It indicates the deception of others in dreams. Take a good look at who is taking the photograph of you.

Planets – An indication of feelings. The planet you see will give you an indication of the area of your life that is affected. Mercury=Represents travel & is an indicator of news & communications. Venus=Planet of love. Brings relationship into focus & is also believed to bring luck in financial issues. Mars= Heralds arguments as well as action & activity. Jupiter= Promotion & status. Saturn= Indication of time & age. Uranus= Computers & ideas. Neptune= Mystical side of life. Pluto= The restrictions we place upon ourselves.

Potatoes – Good luck all around.

Rabbit – Fertility.

Race – Perseverance against time. This dream indicates you need to adapt to new circumstances; you may need to review your life and prepare to make the necessary changes.

Road – Paths of direction. Travelling up a road, either walking or driving, indicates you will be making changes in your life. The straighter the road, the easier the changes. The bumpier the road, the more obstacles there will be to hinder your progress.

Robbery – Oddly enough, if you dream of losing something of value it indicates unexpected gains are soon coming your way.

Rose – Romance. Should it appear in your dreams, you can take it as a sign that love will soon blossom. You should be feeling very confident & happy at the moment as the relationship is shown to be one of dedication & love.

Sadness – Worries will be over soon.

School – Looking to the past. Dreaming you are at school suggests you are not letting go of the past. This is causing problems for you as you are unable to move on fully until you lay the past to rest.

Shoes – Opportunities. Well-polished shoes indicate that there is going to be an opportunity at work. This is particularly true if you dream that you are buying them, as it represents the possibility of an interview. If the shoes are neat but well-used it shows that you are going to be wealthy in life. If you lose your shoes it indicates that you are wasting your efforts on something that is not going to work out.

Shooting – Shooting someone in your dream indicates that you have a dispute with them. You need to curb your temper.

Silk – Luxury. It shows a forthcoming time of luxury.

Sleeping – Exhaustion. This is an indication that you have been burning the candles at both ends. You need to rest before it seriously affects your health.

Snow – A positive omen. Contentment in a relationship & bodes well for the future. If the snow is heavy you will be rewarded greatly for the efforts you have put in. If the snow is light then it is a good time to look at business investments.

Spider – The web of life. Spiders are thought of generally as lucky. Only exception is if you dream of a tarantula, which means a medical check-up is in order.

Stars – Success. Stars in a dream bring success. If you just see one star, this indicates that success will come in the form of the companionship of a prospective partner. A multitude of stars means success through the help of many others and also means that you will be admired by others. For those with aspirations of stardom, this dream could herald a burst of activity that might end with the realization of your goals. Prepare to work to your full potential!

Tea – Popularity. It indicates that you will do well socially over the next few weeks.

Teeth – A reflection of your emotional state. Teeth that are white & pristine indicate things are going well. Stained teeth suggest difficulties building up through negligence. Teeth falling out indicate a phase of growth into new spheres of activities & social circles. The upper teeth represent male family members & the lower teeth represent the female family members. The eye or canine top teeth represent the father while the lower canines are the mother. Damage to the particular tooth could indicate damage – physical or emotional – to the corresponding family member. If your teeth are suddenly longer it foretells of a forthcoming legal issue. If your teeth are knocked out by someone then it indicates financial problems brought about by that person. Prominent or buck teeth indicate travel opportunities are nearby. Going to the dentist in a dream is actually good news, indicating you are sorting things out for the better. A set of false teeth signifies unexpected help from another person. Having fillings mean you are going to get help from another source. Having root filling work indicates you should dig deep into your resources & be more careful with financial speculations in the future. Brushing your teeth indicates that you will have obstacles to overcome. Picking your teeth means your friends will let you down.

Tiger – A struggle, but you win.

Time – If you dream of time in a very obvious way (a clock, a watch etc.) then it is an indication that you need to get on with things straight away rather than putting them off.

Toad – Toads indicate success. Expect success & luck in the future.

Tree – Lucky in love but not in work.

Umbrella – Something to fall back on. You are protected from the problems with which you are faced at the time.

Uniform – Status. A man dreaming of a uniform indicates a rise in status. For females this dream means a new relationship opportunity will arise; also a promotional opportunity.

Vine – Success. If the vine looks healthy it indicates that any business or other projects you start now will bring more success than your wildest dreams.

Wind – Ideas. The wind brings learning and ideas to the meaning of dreams. A gentle wind means good & steady progress. But if the wind is gusty then it can mean that your ideas keep stalling. If the wind is very strong then it may be a hard job for you to succeed.

Wine – Celebration. Drinking wine indicates a celebration in the near future. A young person drinking wine means they are soon to have a relationship with a wealthy person.

I’ve just included some of the most common ones here, but if you have a question about a dream you’ve had, feel free to tweet & ask me at @TamikaDoubell