Interpretation of dreams beginning with s
symphony . To dream of symphonies, heralds delightful occupations.  See Music.
sybil . To dream of a sybil, foretells that you will enjoy assignations and other demoralizing pleasures.
sword . To dream that you wear a sword, indicates that you will fill some public position with honor. To have your sword taken from you, denotes your vanquishment in rivalry. To see others bearing swords, foretells that altercations will be attended with danger. A broken sword, foretells despair.
switch . To dream of a switch, foretells changes and misfortune. A broken switch, foretells disgrace and trouble. To dream of a railroad switch, denotes that travel will cause you much loss and inconvenience. To dream of a switch, signifies you will meet discouragements in momentous affairs.
swelling . To dream that you see yourself swollen, denotes that you will amass fortune, but your egotism will interfere with your enjoyment. To see others swollen, foretells that advancement will meet with envious obstructions. Swimming. To dream of swimming, is an augury of success if you find no discomfort in the act If you feel yourself going down, much dissatisfaction will present itself to you. For a young woman to dream that she is swimming with a girl friend who is an artist in swimming, foretells that she will be loved for her charming disposition, and her little love affairs will be condoned by her friends. To swim under water, foretells struggles and anxieties.  See Diving and Bathing.
sweetheart . To dream that your sweetheart is affable and of pleasing physique, foretells that you will woo a woman who will prove a joy to your pride and will bring you a good inheritance If she appears otherwise, you will be discontented with your choice before the marriage vows are consummated. To dream of her as being sick or in distress, denotes that sadness will be intermixed with joy. If you dream that your sweetheart is a corpse, you will have a long period of doubt and unfavorable fortune.  See Lover, Hugging, and Kissing.
sweeping . To dream of sweeping, denotes that you will gain favor in the eyes of your husband, and children will find pleasure in the home. If you think the floors need sweeping, and you from some cause neglect them, there will be distresses and bitter disappointments awaiting you in the approaching days. To servants, sweeping is a sign of disagreements and suspicion of the intentions of others.
swearing . To dream of swearing, denotes some unpleasant obstructions in business. A lover will have cause to suspect the faithfulness of his affianced after this dream. To dream that you are swearing before your family, denotes that disagreements will soon be brought about by your unloyal conduct.
swan . To dream of seeing white swans floating upon placid waters, foretells prosperous outlooks and delightful experiences. To see a black swan, denotes illicit pleasure, if near clear water. A dead swan, foretells satiety and discontentment To see them flying, pleasant anticipations will be realized soon.
swamp . To walk through swampy places in dreams, foretells that you will be the object of adverse circumstances Your inheritance will be uncertain, and you will undergo keen disappointments in your love matters. To go through a swamp where you see clear water and green growths, you will take hold on prosperity and singular pleasures, the obtaining of which will be attended with danger and intriguing.  See Marsh.
swallow . To dream of swallows, is a sign of peace and domestic harmony. To see a wounded or dead one, signifies unavoidable sadness.
surgeon . To dream of a surgeon, denotes you are threatened by enemies who are close to you in business For a young woman, this dream promises a serious illness from which she will experience great inconvenience.
sunshade . To dream of seeing young girls carrying sunshades, foretells prosperity and exquisite delights. A broken one, foretells sickness and death to the young.
sun . To dream of seeing a clear, shining sunrise, foretells joyous events and prosperity, which give delightful promises. To see the sun at noontide, denotes the maturity of ambitions and signals unbounded satisfaction. To see the sunset, is prognostic of joys and wealth passing their zenith, and warns you to care for your interests with renewed vigilance. A sun shining through clouds, denotes that troubles and difficulties are losing hold on you, and prosperity is nearing you. If the sun appears weird, or in an eclipse, there will be stormy and dangerous times, but these will eventually pass, leaving your business and domestic affairs in better forms than before.
sulphur . To dream of sulphur, warns you to use much discretion in your dealings, as you are threatened with foul play. To see sulphur burning, is ominous of great care attendant upon your wealth. To eat sulphur, indicates good health and consequent pleasure.
suicide . To commit suicide in a dream, foretells that misfortune will hang heavily over you. To see or hear others committing this deed, foretells that the failure of others will affect your interests. For a young woman to dream that her lover commits suicide, her disappointment by the faithlessness of her lover is accentuated.
sugar tongs . To dream of sugar tongs, foretells that disagreeable tidings of wrong doings will be received by you.
sugar . To dream of sugar, denotes that you will be hard to please in your domestic life, and will entertain jealousy while seeing no cause for aught but satisfaction and secure joys. There may be worries, and your strength and temper taxed after this dream. To eat sugar in your dreams, you will have unpleasant matters to contend with for a while, but they will result better than expected. To price sugar, denotes that you are menaced by enemies. To deal in sugar and see large quantities of it being delivered to you, you will barely escape a serious loss. To see a cask of sugar burst and the sugar spilling out, foretells a slight loss. To hear a negro singing while unloading sugar, some seemingly insignificant affair will bring you great benefit, either in business or social states.
suffocating . To dream that you are suffocating, denotes that you will experience deep sorrow and mortification at the conduct of some one you love. You should be careful of your health after this dream.  See Smoke.
suckle . To see the young taking suckle, denotes contentment and favorable conditions for success is unfolding to you.  See Nursing.
stumps . To dream of a stump, foretells you are to have reverses and will depart from your usual mode of living To see fields of stumps, signifies you will be unable to defend yourself from the encroachments of adversity. To dig or pull them up, is a sign that you will extricate yourself from the environment of poverty by throwing off sentiment and pride and meeting the realities of life with a determination to overcome whatever opposition you may meet.
stumble . If you stumble in a dream while walking or running, you will meet with disfavor, and obstructions will bar your path to success, but you will eventually surmount them, if you do not fall.
struggling . To dream of struggling, foretells that you will encounter serious difficulties, but if you gain the victory in your struggle, you will also surmount present obstacles.
street poster . To dream that you are a street poster, denotes that you will undertake some unpleasant and unprofitable work. To see street posters at work, foretells disagreeable news.
street . To dream that you are walking in a street, foretells ill luck and worries. You will almost despair of reaching the goal you have set up in your aspirations. To be in a familiar street in a distant city, and it appears dark, you will make a journey soon, which will not afford the profit or pleasure contemplated If the street is brilliantly lighted, you will engage in pleasure, which will quickly pass, leaving no comfort. To pass down a street and feel alarmed lest a thug attack you, denotes that you are venturing upon dangerous ground in advancing your pleasure or business.
strawberries . To dream of strawberries, is favorable to advancement and pleasure. You will obtain some long wished for object. To eat them, denotes requited love. To deal in them, denotes abundant harvest and happiness.
straw . If you dream of straw, your life is threatened with emptiness and failure. To see straw piles burning, is a signal of prosperous times. To feed straw to stock, foretells that you will make poor provisions for those depending upon you.
storm . To see and hear a storm approaching, foretells continued sickness, unfavorable business, and separation from friends, which will cause added distress If the storm passes, your affliction will not be so heavy.  See Hurricane and Rain.
store . To dream of a store filled with merchandise, foretells prosperity and advancement. An empty one, denotes failure of efforts and quarrels. To dream that your store is burning, is a sign of renewed activity in business and pleasure. If you find yourself in a department store, it foretells that much pleasure will be derived from various sources of profit. To sell goods in one, your advancement will be accelerated by your energy and the efforts of friends. To dream that you sell a pair of soiled, gray cotton gloves to a woman, foretells that your opinion of women will place you in hazardous positions. If a woman has this dream, her preference for some one of the male sex will not be appreciated very much by him.
stone . To see stones in your dreams, foretells numberless perplexities and failures. To walk among rocks, or stones, omens that an uneven and rough pathway will be yours for at least a while. To make deals in ore bearing rock lands, you will be successful in business after many lines have been tried. If you fail to profit by the deal, you will have disappointments. If anxiety is greatly felt in closing the trade, you will succeed in buying or selling something that will prove profitable to you. Small stones or pebbles, implies that little worries and vexations will irritate you. If you throw a stone, you will have cause to admonish a person. If you design to throw a pebble or stone at some belligerent person, it denotes that some evil feared by you will pass because of your untiring attention to right principles.  See Rock.
stockings . To dream of stockings, denotes that you will derive pleasure from dissolute companionship. For a young woman to see her stockings ragged, or worn, foretells that she will be guilty of unwise, if not immoral conduct. To dream that she puts on fancy stockings, she will be fond of the attention of men, and she should be careful to whom she shows preference If white ones appear to be on her feet, she is threatened with woeful disappointment or illness.  See Knitting.
sting . To feel that any insect stings you in a dream, is a foreboding of evil and unhappiness. For a young woman to dream that she is stung, is ominous of sorrow and remorse from over confidence in men.
stilts . To dream of walking on stilts, denotes that your fortune is in an insecure condition. To fall from them, or feel them break beneath you, you will be precipitated into embarrassments by trusting your affairs to the care of others.
stillborn . To dream of a stillborn infant, denotes that some distressing incident will come before your notice.
sticks . To dream of sticks, is an unlucky omen.
stethoscope . To dream of a stethoscope, foretells calamity to your hopes and enterprises. There will be troubles and recriminations in love.
step sister . To dream of a step sister, denotes you will have unavoidable care and annoyance upon you.
steps . To dream that you ascend steps, denotes that fair prospects will relieve former anxiety. To decend them, you may look for misfortune. To fall down them, you are threatened with unexpected failure in your affairs.  See Stairs.
steeple . To see a steeple rising from a church, is a harbinger of sickness and reverses. A broken one, points to death in your circle, or friends. To climb a steeple, foretells that you will have serious difficulties, but will surmount them. To fall from one, denotes losses in trade and ill health.
stealing . To dream of stealing, or of seeing others commit this act, foretells bad luck and loss of character. To be accused of stealing, denotes that you will be misunderstood in some affair, and suffer therefrom, but you will eventually find that this will bring you favor. To accuse others, denotes that you will treat some person with hasty inconsideration.
statues . To see statues in dreams, signifies estrangement from a loved one. Lack of energy will cause you disappointment in realizing wishes.
starving . To dream of being in a starving condition, portends unfruitful labors and a dearth of friends. To see others in this condition, omens misery and dissatisfaction with present companions and employment.
stars . To dream of looking upon clear, shining stars, foretells good health and prosperity If they are dull or red, there is trouble and misfortune ahead. To see a shooting or falling star, denotes sadness and grief. To see stars appearing and vanishing mysteriously, there will be some strange changes and happenings in your near future. If you dream that a star falls on you, there will be a bereavement in your family. To see them rolling around on the earth, is a sign of formidable danger and trying times.
standard bearer . To dream that you are a standard bearer, denotes that your occupation will be pleasant, but varied. To see others acting as standard bearers, foretells that you will be jealous and envious of some friend.
stammer . To dream that you stammer in your conversation, denotes that worry and illness will threaten your enjoyment To hear others stammer, foretells that unfriendly persons will delight in annoying you and giving you needless worry.
stallion . To dream of a stallion, foretells prosperous conditions are approaching you, in which you will hold a position which will confer honor upon you. To dream you ride a fine stallion, denotes you will rise to position and affluence in a phenomenal way; however, your success will warp your morality and sense of justice To see one with the rabies, foretells that wealthy surroundings will cause you to assume arrogance, which will be distasteful to your friends, and your pleasures will be deceitful.
stall . To dream of a stall, denotes impossible results from some enterprise will be expected by you.
stairs . To dream of passing up a stairs, foretells good fortune and much happiness. If you fall down stairs, you will be the object of hatred and envy. To walk down, you will be unlucky in your affairs, and your lovemaking will be unfavorable. To see broad, handsome stairs, foretells approaching riches and honors. To see others going down stairs, denotes that unpleasant conditions will take the place of pleasure. To sit on stair steps, denotes a gradual rise in fortune and delight.
stain . To see stain on your hands, or clothing, while dreaming, foretells that trouble over small matters will assail you. To see a stain on the garments of others, or on their flesh, foretells that some person will betray you.
stag . To see stags in your dream, foretells that you will have honest and true friends, and will enjoy delightful entertainments.
stable . To dream of a stable, is a sign of fortune and advantageous surroundings. To see a stable burning denotes successful changes, or it may be seen in actual life.
squirrel . To dream of seeing squirrels, denotes that pleasant friends will soon visit you You will see advancement in your business also. To kill a squirrel, denotes that you will be unfriendly and disliked. To pet one, signifies family joy. To see a dog chasing one, foretells disagreements and unpleasantness among friends.
squinting . To dream that you see some person with squinting eyes, denotes that you will be annoyed with unpleasant people. For a man to dream that his sweetheart, or some good looking girl, squints her eyes at him, foretells that he is threatened with loss by seeking the favors of women For a young woman to have this dream about men, she will be in danger of losing her fair reputation.
squall . To dream of squalls, foretells disappointing business and unhappiness.
spy glass . To dream that you are looking through a spy glass, denotes that changes will soon occur to your disadvantage. To see a broken or imperfect one, foretells unhappy dissensions and loss of friends.
spy . To dream that spies are harassing you, denotes dangerous quarrels and uneasiness. To dream that you are a spy, denotes that you will make unfortunate ventures.
spur . To dream of wearing spurs, denotes that you will engage in some unpleasant controversy. To see others with them on, foretells that enmity is working you trouble.
spring . To dream that spring is advancing, is a sign of fortunate undertakings and cheerful companions. To see spring appearing unnaturally, is a foreboding of disquiet and losses.
spoons . To see, or use, spoons in a dream, denotes favorable signs of advancement. Domestic affairs will afford contentment. To think a spoon is lost, denotes that you will be suspicious of wrong doing. To steal one, is a sign that you will deserve censure for your contemptible meanness in your home. To dream of broken or soiled spoons, signifies loss and trouble.
spools . To dream of spools of thread, indicates some long and arduous tasks, but which when completed will meet your most sanguine expectations. If they are empty, there will be disappointments for you.
sponges . Sponges seen in a dream, denote that deception is being practised upon you. To use one in erasing, you will be the victim of folly.
splinter . To dream of splinters sticking into your flesh, denotes that you will have many vexations from members of your family or from jealous rivals. If while you are visiting you stick a splinter in your foot, you will soon make, or receive, a visit which will prove extremely unpleasant. Your affairs will go slightly wrong through your continued neglect.
splendor . To dream that you live in splendor, denotes that you will succeed to elevations, and will reside in a different state to the one you now occupy. To see others thus living, signifies pleasure derived from the interest that friends take in your welfare.
spleen . To dream of spleen, denotes that you will have a misunderstanding with some party who will injure you.
spitting . To dream of spitting, denotes unhappy terminations of seemingly auspicious undertakings For some one to spit on you, foretells disagreements and alienation of affections.
spinning . To dream that you are spinning, means that you will engage in some enterprise, which will be all you could wish.
spider web . To see spider webs, denotes pleasant associations and fortunate ventures.
spider . To dream of a spider, denotes that you will be careful and energetic in your labors, and fortune will be amassed to pleasing proportions. To see one building its web, foretells that you will be happy and secure in your own home. To kill one, signifies quarrels with your wife or sweetheart. If one bites you, you will be the victim of unfaithfulness and will suffer from enemies in your business. If you dream that you see many spiders hanging in their webs around you, foretells most favorable conditions, fortune, good health and friends. To dream of a large spider confronting you, signifies that your elevation to fortune will be swift, unless you are in dangerous contact. To dream that you see a very large spider and a small one coming towards you, denotes that you will be prosperous, and that you will feel for a time that you are immensely successful; but if the large one bites you, enemies will steal away your good fortune. If the little one bites you, yo
spice . To dream of spice, foretells you will probably damage your own reputation in search of pleasure For a young woman to dream of eating spice, is an omen of deceitful appearances winning her confidence.
spectacles . To dream of spectacles, foretells that strangers will cause changes in your affairs Frauds will be practised on your credulity. To dream that you see broken spectacles, denotes estrangement caused by fondness for illegal pleasures.
sparrow . To dream of sparrows, denotes that you will be surrounded with love and comfort, and this will cause you to listen with kindly interest to tales of woe, and your benevolence will gain you popularity. To see them distressed or wounded, foretells sadness.
spade . To dream of a kind of shovel called spade, denotes that you will have work to complete, which will give you much annoyance in superintending. If you dream of cards named spades, you will be enticed into follies which will bring you grief and misfortune. For a gambler to dream that spades are trumps, means that unfortunate deals will deplete his winnings.
sowing . To dream that you are sowing seed, foretells to the farmer fruitful promises, if he sows in new ploughed soil. To see others sowing, much business activity is portended, which will bring gain to all.
sovereign . To dream of a sovereign, denotes increasing prosperity and new friends.
soup . To dream of soup, is a forerunner of good tidings and comfort. To see others taking soup, foretells that you will have many good chances to marry. For a young woman to make soup, signifies that she will not be compelled to do menial work in her household, as she will marry a wealthy man. To drink oyster soup made of sweet milk, there will be quarrels with some bad luck, but reconciliations will follow.
sores . To dream of seeing sores, denotes that illness will cause you loss and mental distress. To dress a sore, foretells that your personal wishes and desires will give place to the pleasure of others. To dream of an infant having a deep sore so that you can see the bone, denotes that distressing and annoying incidents will detract from your plans, and children will be threatened with contagion. To dream of sores on yourself, portends early decay of health and impaired mentality Sickness and unsatisfactory business will follow this dream.
sorcerer . To dream of a sorcerer, foretells your ambitions will undergo strange disappointments and change.
somnambulist . To imagine while dreaming that you are a somnambulist, portends that you will unwittingly consent to some agreement of plans which will bring you anxiety or ill fortune.
soldiers . To see soldiers marching in your dreams, foretells for you a period of flagrant excesses, but at the same time you will be promoted to elevations above rivals. To see wounded soldiers, is a sign of the misfortune of others causing you serious complications in your affairs. Your sympathy will outstrip your judgment. To dream that you are a worthy soldier, you will have literal fulfilment of ideals Women are in danger of disrepute if they find themselves dreaming of soldiers.
sold . To dream that you have sold anything, denotes that unfavorable business will worry you.
soot . If you see soot in your dreams, it means that you will meet with ill success in your affairs Lovers will be quarrelsome and hard to please.
son . To dream of your son, if you have one, as being handsome and dutiful, foretells that he will afford you proud satisfaction, and will aspire to high honors If he is maimed, or suffering from illness or accident, there is trouble ahead for you. For a mother to dream that her son has fallen to the bottom of a well, and she hears cries, it is a sign of deep grief, losses and sickness. If she rescues him, threatened danger will pass away unexpectedly.
socialist . To see a socialist in your dreams, your unenvied position among friends and acquaintances is predicted Your affairs will be neglected for other imaginary duties.
soap . To dream of soap, foretells that friendships will reveal interesting entertainment Farmers will have success in their varied affairs. For a young woman to be making soap, omens a substantial and satisfactory competency will be hers.
snuff . To dream of snuff, signifies your enemies are seducing the confidence of your friends For a woman to use it in her dreams, foretells complications which will involve her separation from a favored friend.
snow . To see snow in your dreams, denotes that while you have no real misfortune, there will be the appearance of illness, and unsatisfactory enterprises. To find yourself in a snow storm, denotes sorrow and disappointment in failure to enjoy some long expected pleasure There always follows more or less discouragement after this dream. If you eat snow, you will fail to realize ideals. To see dirty snow, foretells that your pride will be humbled, and you will seek reconciliation with some person whom you held in haughty contempt. To see it melt, your fears will turn into joy. To see large, white snowflakes falling while looking through a window, foretells that you will have an angry interview with your sweetheart, and the estrangement will be aggravated by financial depression. To see snow capped mountains in the distance, warns you that your longings and ambitions will bring no worthy advancement. To see the sun shining through landscapes of snow, foretells
snouts . To dream of snouts, foretells dangerous seasons for you. Enemies are surrounding you, and difficulties will be numerous.
sneeze . To dream that you sneeze, denotes that hasty tidings will cause you to change your plans. To see or hear others sneeze, some people will bore you with visits.
snail . Snails crawling in your dream, signifies that unhealthful conditions surround you. To step on them, denotes that you will come in contact with disagreeable people.
smoke . To dream of smoke, foretells that you will be perplexed with doubts and fears. To be overcome with smoke, denotes that dangerous persons are victimizing you with flattery.
smallpox . To see people with smallpox in your dream, denotes unexpected and shocking sickness, and probably contagion You will meet failure in accomplishing your designs.
slippers . To dream of slippers, warns you that you are about to perform an unfortunate alliance or intrigue You are likely to find favor with a married person which will result in trouble, if not scandal. To dream that your slippers are much admired, foretells that you will be involved in a flirtation, which will suggest disgrace.
slighted . To dream of slighting any person or friend, denotes that you will fail to find happiness, as you will cultivate a morose and repellent bearing. If you are slighted, you will have cause to bemoan your unfortunate position.
sliding . To dream of sliding, portends disappointments in affairs, and sweethearts will break vows. To slide down a hillside covered with green grass, foretells that you will be deceived into ruin by flattering promises.
sleigh . To see a sleigh in your dreams, foretells you will fail in some love adventure, and incur the displeasure of a friend. To ride in one, foretells injudicious engagements will be entered into by you.
slaughter house . To dream of a slaughter house, denotes that you will be feared more than loved by your sweetheart or mistress. Your business will divulge a private drain, and there will be unkind insinuations.  See Butcher.
slander . To dream that you are slandered, is a sign of your untruthful dealings with ignorance. If you slander any one, you will feel the loss of friends through selfishness.
sky . To dream of the sky, signifies distinguished honors and interesting travel with cultured companions, if the sky is clear Otherwise, it portends blasted expectations, and trouble with women. To dream of floating in the sky among weird faces and animals, and wondering all the while if you are really awake, or only dreaming, foretells that all trouble, the most excruciating pain, that reach even the dullest sense will be distilled into one drop called jealousy, and will be inserted into your faithful love, and loyalty will suffer dethronement. To see the sky turn red, indicates that public disquiet and rioting may be expected.  See Heaven and Illumination.
skeleton . To dream of seeing a skeleton, is prognostic of illness, misunderstanding and injury at the hands of others, especially enemies. To dream that you are a skeleton, is a sign that you are suffering under useless worry, and should cultivate a milder disposition. If you imagine that one haunts you, there will soon come to you a shocking accident or death, or the trouble may take the form of financial disaster.
skate . To dream that you are skating on ice, foretells that you are in danger of losing employment, or valuable articles. If you break through the ice, you will have unworthy friends to counsel you. To see others skating, foretells that disagreeable people will connect your name in scandal with some person who admires you. To see skates, denotes discord among your associates. To see young people skating on roller skates, foretells that you will enjoy good health, and feel enthusiastic over the pleasures you are able to contribute to others.
singing . To hear singing in your dreams, betokens a cheerful spirit and happy companions You are soon to have promising news from the absent. If you are singing while everything around you gives promise of happiness, jealousy will insinuate a sense of insincerity into your joyousness. If there are notes of sadness in the song, you will be unpleasantly surprised at the turn your affairs will take. Ribald songs, signifies gruesome and extravagant waste.
single . For married persons to dream that they are single, foretells that their union will not be harmonious, and constant despondency will confront them.
silver . To dream of silver, is a warning against depending too largely on money for real happiness and contentment. To find silver money, is indicative of shortcomings in others. Hasty conclusions are too frequently drawn by yourself for your own peace of mind. To dream of silverware, denotes worries and unsatisfied desires.
silkworm . If you dream of a silkworm, you will engage in a very profitable work, which will also place you in a prominent position. To see them dead, or cutting through their cocoons, is a sign of reverses and trying times.
silk . To dream of wearing silk clothes, is a sign of high ambitions being gratified, and friendly relations will be established between those who were estranged. For a young woman to dream of old silk, denotes that she will have much pride in her ancestors, and will be wooed by a wealthy, but elderly person. If the silk is soiled or torn, she will drag her ancestral pride in the slums of disgrace.
sigh . To dream that you are sighing over any trouble or sad event, denotes that you will have unexpected sadness, but some redeeming brightness in your season of trouble. To hear the sighing of others, foretells that the misconduct of dear friends will oppress you with a weight of gloom.
sieve . To dream of a sieve, foretells some annoying transaction will soon be made by you, which will probably be to your loss If the meshes are too small, you will have the chance to reverse a decision unfavorable to yourself. If too large, you will eventually lose what you have recently acquired.
siege . For a young woman to dream that she is in a siege, and sees cavalry around her, denotes that she will have serious drawbacks to enjoyments, but will surmount them finally, and receive much pleasure and profit from seeming disappointments.
side . To dream of seeing only the side of any object, denotes that some person is going to treat your honest proposals with indifference. To dream that your side pains you, there will be vexations in your affairs that will gall your endurance. To dream that you have a fleshy, healthy side, you will be successful in courtship and business.
sickness . To dream of sickness, is a sign of trouble and real sickness in your family. Discord is sure to find entrance also. To dream of your own sickness, is a warning to be unusually cautious of your person. To see any of your family pale and sick, foretells that some event will break unexpectedly upon your harmonious hearthstone. Sickness is usually attendant upon this dream.
shroud . To dream of a shroud, denotes sickness and its attendant distress and anxiety, coupled with the machinations of the evil minded and false friends. Business will threaten decline after this dream. To see shrouded corpses, denotes a multitude of misfortunes. To see a shroud removed from a corpse, denotes that quarrels will result in alienation.
shrew . To dream of a shrew, foretells that you will have a task to keep some friend in a cheerful frame of mind, and that you will unfit yourself for the experiences of everyday existence.
shower . To dream that you are in a shower, foretells that you will derive exquisite pleasure in the study of creation and the proper placing of selfish pleasures.  See Rain.
shovel . To see a shovel in a dream, signifies laborious but withal pleasant work will be undertaken A broken or old one, implies frustration of hopes.
shoulder . To dream of seeing naked shoulders, foretells that happy changes will make you look upon the world in a different light than formerly. To see your own shoulders appearing thin, denotes that you will depend upon the caprices of others for entertainment and pleasure.
shotgun . To dream of a shotgun, foretells domestic troubles and worry with children and servants. To shoot both barrels of a double barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable.  See Pistol, Revolver, etc.
shot . To dream that you are shot, and are feeling the sensations of dying, denotes that you are to meet unexpected abuse from the ill feelings of friends, but if you escape death by waking, you will be fully reconciled with them later on. To dream that a preacher shoots you, signifies that you will be annoyed by some friend advancing views condemnatory to those entertained by yourself.
shop . To dream of a shop, denotes that you will be opposed in every attempt you make for advancement by scheming and jealous friends.  See Store.
shooting . To dream that you see or hear shooting, signifies unhappiness between married couples and sweethearts because of over weaning selfishness, also unsatisfactory business and tasks because of negligence.  See Pistol.
shoes . To dream of seeing your shoes ragged and soiled, denotes that you will make enemies by your unfeeling criticisms. To have them blacked in your dreams, foretells improvement in your affairs, and some important event will cause you satisfaction. New shoes, augur changes which will prove beneficial. If they pinch your feet, you will be uncomfortably exposed to the practical joking of the fun loving companions of your sex. To find them untied, denotes losses, quarrels and ill health. To lose them, is a sign of desertion and divorces. To dream that your shoes have been stolen during the night, but you have two pairs of hose, denotes you will have a loss, but will gain in some other pursuit. For a young woman to dream that her shoes are admired while on her feet, warns her to be cautious in allowing newly introduced people, and men of any kind, to approach her in a familiar way.
shoemaker . To see a shoemaker in your dream, warns you that indications are unfavorable to your advancement For a woman to dream that her husband or lover is a shoemaker, foretells competency will be hers; her wishes will be gratified.
shirt studs . To dream of shirt studs, foretells you will struggle to humor your pride, and will usually be successful If they are diamonds, and the center one is larger than the others, you will enjoy wealth, or have an easy time, surrounded by congenial friends.
shirt . To dream of putting on your shirt, is a sign that you will estrange yourself from your sweetheart by your faithless conduct. To lose your shirt, augurs disgrace in business or love. A torn shirt, represents misfortune and miserable surroundings. A soiled shirt, denotes that contagious diseases will confront you.
ship . To dream of ships, foretells honor and unexpected elevation to ranks above your mode of life. To hear of a shipwreck is ominous of a disastrous turn in affairs. Your female friends will betray you. To lose your life in one, denotes that you will have an exceeding close call on your life or honor. To see a ship on her way through a tempestuous storm, foretells that you will be unfortunate in business transactions, and you will be perplexed to find means of hiding some intrigue from the public, as your partner in the affair will threaten you with betrayal. To see others shipwrecked, you will seek in vain to shelter some friend from disgrace and insolvency.
sheriff . To dream of seeing a sheriff, denotes that you will suffer great uneasiness over the uncertain changes which loom up before you. To imagine that you are elected sheriff or feel interested in the office, denotes that you will participate in some affair which will afford you neither profit nor honor. To escape arrest, you will be able to further engage in illicit affairs.  See Bailiff and Police.
shepherd . To see shepherds in your dreams watching their flocks, portends bounteous crops and pleasant relations for the farmer, also much enjoyment and profit for others. To see them in idleness, foretells sickness and bereavement.
shelves . To see empty shelves in dreams, indicates losses and consequent gloom. Full shelves, augurs happy contentment through the fulfillment of hope and exertions.  See Store.
shelter . To dream that you are building a shelter, signifies that you will escape the evil designs of enemies. If you are seeking shelter, you will be guilty of cheating, and will try to justify yourself.
shells . To walk among and gather shells in your dream, denotes extravagance. Pleasure will leave you naught but exasperating regrets and memories.  See Mussels and Oysters.
sheep . To dream of shearing them, denotes a season of profitable enterprises will shower down upon you. To see flocks of sheep, there will be much rejoicing among farmers, and other trades will prosper. To see them looking scraggy and sick, you will be thrown into despair by the miscarriage of some plan, which promised rich returns. To eat the flesh of sheep, denotes that ill natured persons will outrage your feelings.  See Lamb and Ram.
sheaves . To dream of sheaves, denotes joyful occasions. Prosperity holds before you a panorama of delightful events, and fields of enterprise and fortunate gain.
shears . To see shears in your dream, denotes that you will become miserly and disagreeable in your dealings. To see them broken, you will lose friends and standing by your eccentric demeanor.
shawl . To dream of a shawl, denotes that some one will offer you flattery and favor. To lose your shawl, foretells sorrow and discomfort. A young woman is in danger of being jilted by a good looking man, after this dream.
shaving . To dream that you are being shaved, portends that you will let imposters defraud you. To shave yourself, foretells that you will govern your own business and dictate to your household, notwithstanding that the presence of a shrew may cause you quarrels. If your face appears smooth, you will enjoy quiet, and your conduct will hot be questioned by your companions If old and rough, there will be many squalls or, the matrimonial sea. If your razor is dull and pulls your face, you will give your friends cause to criticize your private life. If your beard seems gray, you will be absolutely devoid of any sense of justice to those having claims upon you. For a woman to see men shaving, foretells that her nature will become sullied by indulgence in gross pleasures. If she dreams of being shaved, she will assume so much masculinity that men will turn from her in disgust.
shave . To merely contemplate getting a shave, in your dream, denotes you will plan for the successful development of enterprises, but will fail to generate energy sufficient to succeed.
shark . To dream of sharks, denotes formidable enemies. To see a shark pursuing and attacking you, denotes that unavoidable reverses will sink you into dispondent foreboding. To see them sporting in clear water, foretells that while you are basking in the sunshine of women and prosperity, jealousy is secretly, but surely, working you disquiet, and unhappy fortune. To see a dead one, denotes reconciliation and renewed prosperity.
shanty . To dream of a shanty, denotes that you will leave home in the quest of health This also warns you of decreasing prosperity.
shampoo . To dream of seeing shampooing going on, denotes that you will engage in undignified affairs to please others To have your own head shampooed, you will soon make a secret trip, in which you will have much enjoyment, if you succeed in keeping the real purport from your family or friends.
shakers . To dream of seeing members of the sect called Shakers in a dream, denotes that you will change in your business, and feel coldness growing towards your sweetheart. If you imagine you belong to them, you will unexpectedly renounce all former ties, and seek new pleasures in distant localities.
sewing . To dream of sewing on new garments, foretells that domestic peace will crown your wishes.
servant . To dream of a servant, is a sign that you will be fortunate, despite gloomy appearances Anger is likely to precipitate you into useless worries and quarrels. To discharge one, foretells regrets and losses. To quarrel with one in your dream, indicates that you will, upon waking, have real cause for censuring some one who is derelict in duty. To be robbed by one, shows that you have some one near you, who does not respect the laws of ownership.
serpents . To dream of serpents, is indicative of cultivated morbidity and depressed surroundings There is usually a disappointment after this dream.  See Snakes and Reptiles.
serenade . To hear a serenade in your dream, you will have pleasant news from absent friends, and your anticipations will not fail you. If you are one of the serenaders, there are many delightful things in your future.
sentry . To dream of a sentry, denotes that you will have kind protectors, and your life will be smoothly conducted.
seed . To dream of seed, foretells increasing prosperity, though present indications appear unfavorable.
seducer . For a young woman to dream of being seduced, foretells that she will be easily influenced by showy persons. For a man to dream that he has seduced a girl, is a warning for him to be on his guard, as there are those who will falsely accuse him. If his sweetheart appears shocked or angry under these proposals, he will find that the woman he loves is above reproach. If she consents, he is being used for her pecuniary pleasures.
seaport . To dream of visiting a seaport, denotes that you will have opportunities of traveling and acquiring knowledge, but there will be some who will object to your anticipated tours.
seamstress . To see a seamstress in a dream, portends you will be deterred from making pleasant visits by unexpected luck.
seal . To dream that you see seals, denotes that you are striving for a place above your power to maintain. Dreams of seals usually show that the dreamer has high aspirations and discontent will harass him into struggles to advance his position.
sea . To dream of hearing the lonely sighing of the sea, foretells that you will be fated to spend a weary and unfruitful life devoid of love and comradeship. Dreams of the sea, prognosticate unfulfilled anticipations, while pleasures of a material form are enjoyed, there is an inward craving for pleasure that flesh cannot requite. For a young woman to dream that she glides swiftly over the sea with her lover, there will come to her sweet fruition of maidenly hopes, and joy will stand guard at the door of the consummation of changeless vows.  See Ocean.
scythe . To dream of a scythe, foretells accidents or sickness will prevent you from attending to your affairs, or making journeys. An old or broken scythe, implies separation from friends, or failure in some business enterprise.
scum . To dream of scum, signifies disappointment will be experienced by you over social defeats.
sculptor . To dream of a sculptor, foretells you will change from your present position to one less lucrative, but more distinguished. For a woman to dream that her husband or lover is a sculptor, foretells she will enjoy favors from men of high position.
screw . To dream of seeing screws, denotes that tedious tasks must be performed, and peevishness in companions must be combated. It also denotes that you must be economical and painstaking.
screech owl . To dream that you hear the shrill startling notes of the screech owl, denotes that you will be shocked with news of the desperate illness, or death of some dear friend.
scratch . To scratch others in your dream, denotes that you will be ill tempered and fault finding in your dealings with others. If you are scratched, you will be injured by the enmity of some deceitful person.
scrap book . To dream of a scrap book, denotes disagreeable acquaintances will shortly be made.
scissors . To dream of scissors is an unlucky omen; wives will be jealous and distrustful of their husbands, and sweethearts will quarrel and nag each other into crimination and recrimination. Dulness will overcast business horizons. To dream that you have your scissors sharpened, denotes that you will work to do that which will be repulsive to your feelings. To break them, there will be quarrels, and probable separations for you. To lose them, you will seek to escape from unpleasant tasks.
school . To dream of attending school, indicates distinction in literary work. If you think you are young and at school as in your youth, you will find that sorrow and reverses will make you sincerely long for the simple trusts and pleasures of days of yore. To dream of teaching a school, foretells that you will strive for literary attainments, but the bare necessities of life must first be forthcoming. To visit the schoolhouse of your childhood days, portends that discontent and discouraging incidents overshadows the present.
sceptre . To imagine in your dreams that you wield a sceptre, foretells that you will be chosen by friends to positions of trust, and you will not disappoint their estimate of your ability. To dream that others wield the sceptre over you, denotes that you will seek employment under the supervision of others, rather than exert your energies to act for yourself.
scarcity . To dream of scarcity, foretells sorrow in the household and failing affairs.
scandal . To dream that you are an object of scandal, denotes that you are not particular to select good and true companions, but rather enjoy having fast men and women contribute to your pleasure. Trade and business of any character will suffer dulness after this dream. For a young woman to dream that she discussed a scandal, foretells that she will confer favors, which should be sacred, to some one who will deceive her into believing that he is honorably inclined. Marriage rarely follows swiftly after dreaming of scandal.
scales . To dream of weighing on scales, portends that justice will temper your conduct, and you will see your prosperity widening. For a young woman to weigh her lover, the indications are that she will find him of solid worth, and faithfulness will balance her love.
scalding . To dream of being scalded, portends that distressing incidents will blot out pleasurable anticipations.
scaldhead . To see any one with a scaldhead in your dreams, there will be uneasiness felt over the sickness or absence of some one near to you. If you dream that your own head is thus afflicted, you are in danger of personal illness or accidents.
scaffold . To dream of a scaffold, denotes that you will undergo keen disappointment in failing to secure the object of your affection. To ascend one, you will be misunderstood and censured by your friends for some action, which you never committed. To decend one, you will be guilty of wrong doing, and you will suffer the penalty. To fall from one, you will be unexpectedly surprised while engaged in deceiving and working injury to others.
scabbard . To dream of a scabbard, denotes some misunderstanding will be amicably settled If you wonder where your scabbard can be, you will have overpowering difficulties to meet.
sawdust . To dream of sawdust, signifies that grievous mistakes will cause you distress and quarreling in your home.
saw . To dream that you use a hand saw, indicates an energetic and busy time, and cheerful home life. To see big saws in machinery, foretells that you will superintend a big enterprise, and the same will yield fair returns. For a woman, this dream denotes that she will be esteemed, and her counsels will be heeded. To dream of rusty or broken saws, denotes failure and accidents. To lose a saw, you will engage in affairs which will culminate in disaster. To hear the buzz of a saw, indicates thrift and prosperity. To find a rusty saw, denotes that you will probably restore your fortune. To carry a saw on your back, foretells that you will carry large, but profitable, responsibilities.
sausage . To dream of making sausage, denotes that you will be successful in many undertakings. To eat them, you will have a humble, but pleasant home.
satan . To dream of Satan, foretells that you will have some dangerous adventures, and you will be forced to use strategy to keep up honorable appearances. To dream that you kill him, foretells that you will desert wicked or immoral companions to live upon a higher plane. If he comes to you under the guise of literature, it should be heeded as a warning against promiscuous friendships, and especially flatterers. If he comes in the shape of wealth or power, you will fail to use your influence for harmony, or the elevation of others. If he takes the form of music, you are likely to go down before his wiles. If in the form of a fair woman, you will probably crush every kindly feeling you may have for the caresses of this moral monstrosity. To feel that you are trying to shield yourself from satan, denotes that you will endeavor to throw off the bondage of selfish pleasure, and seek to give others their best deserts.  See Devil.
sash . To dream of wearing a sash, foretells that you will seek to retain the affections of a flirtatious person. For a young woman to buy one, she will be faithful to her lover, and win esteem by her frank, womanly ways.
sardonyx . To dream of sardonyx, signifies gloomy surroundings will be cleared away by your energetic overthrow of poverty. For a woman, this dream denotes an increase in her possessions, unless she loses or throws them away, then it might imply a disregard of opportunities to improve her condition.
sardines . To eat sardines in a dream, foretells that distressing events will come unexpectedly upon you. For a young woman to dream of putting them on the table, denotes that she will be worried with the attentions of a person who is distasteful to her.
sapphire . To dream of sapphire, is ominous of fortunate gain, and to woman, a wise selection in a lover.
sanskrit . To dream of Sanskrit, denotes that you will estrange yourself from friends in order to investigate hidden subjects, taking up those occupying the minds of cultured and progressive thinkers.
sand . To dream of sand, is indicative of famine and losses.
samples . To dream of receiving merchandise samples, denotes improvement in your business For a traveling man to lose his samples, implies he will find himself embarrassed in business affairs, or in trouble through love engagements For a woman to dream that she is examining samples sent her, denotes she will have chances to vary her amusements.
salve . To dream of salve, denotes you will prosper under adverse circumstances and convert enemies into friends.
saltpeter . To dream of saltpeter, denotes change in your living will add loss to some unconquerable grief.
salt . Salt is an omen of discordant surroundings when seen in dreams. You will usually find after dreaming of salt that everything goes awry, and quarrels and dissatisfaction show themselves in the family circle. To salt meat, portends that debts and mortgages will harass you. For a young woman to eat salt, she will be deserted by her lover for a more beautiful and attractive girl, thus causing her deep chagrin.
salmon . Dreaming of salmon, denotes that much good luck and pleasant duties will employ your time. For a young woman to eat it, foretells that she will marry a cheerful man, with means to keep her comfortable.
salad . To dream of eating salad, foretells sickness and disagreeable people around you. For a young woman to dream of making it, is a sign that her lover will be changeable and quarrelsome.
sailor . To dream of sailors, portends long and exciting journeys. For a young woman to dream of sailors, is ominous of a separation from her lover through a frivolous flirtation If she dreams that she is a sailor, she will indulge in some unmaidenly escapade, and be in danger of losing a faithful lover.
sailing . To dream of sailing on calm waters, foretells easy access to blissful joys, and immunity from poverty and whatever brings misery. To sail on a small vessel, denotes that your desires will not excel your power of possessing them.  See Ocean and Sea.
sage . To dream of sage, foretells thrift and economy will be practised by your servants or family For a woman to think she has too much in her viands, omens she will regret useless extravagance in love as well as fortune.
saffron . Saffron seen in a dream warns you that you are entertaining false hopes, as bitter enemies are interfering secretly with your plans for the future. To drink a tea made from saffron, foretells that you will have quarrels and alienations in your family.
safe . To dream of seeing a safe, denotes security from discouraging affairs of business and love. To be trying to unlock a safe, you will be worried over the failure of your plans not reaching quick maturity. To find a safe empty, denotes trouble.
saddle . To dream of saddles, foretells news of a pleasant nature, also unannounced visitors You are also, probably, to take a trip which will prove advantageous.