Dreaming of metals
The value of gold shall a goldsmith know and that of iron an ironsmith — Unknown
METALS are not a very common symbol in dreams , but sometimes they assume significance, confusing the dreamer about their importance. We shall in this column try to interpret the significance of such symbols.
As per Indian thought, to see copper in your dream predicts misfortune while travelling. The person is advised not to undertake any form of journey after seeing such a dream. Iron, on the other hand, predicts success in your endeavour. After such a dream, one can be sure of success, but hard work shall be the prerequisite. Though we give so much importance to precious metals in our daily lives, in dreams gold and silver are not thought to be very lucky. A dream of gold foretells several sorts of difficulties, sickness and loss of wealth. Dreams of silver, on their part, bring failure in matters of the heart. Lead predicts a major calamity falling on a near relative or a good friend.
As per western thought,
seeing gold in dreams shall bring forth unusual success in all that you
undertake. On the other hand, seeing iron in dreams is an ill omen. Old
rusty iron signifies poverty and disappointment. Red hot iron predicts
failure due to misapplied energy. Seeing lead in your dream foretells
slow progress in any engagement. Melting lead foretells that by
impatience you shall bring forth failure upon yourself and others.
Dreaming of mercury predicts unhappy changes through the constant
oppression of enemies. Seeing silver in dreams is a warning against
depending too much on money for real happiness and contentment. It shall
bring forth worries and leave unsatisfied desires.
Take this dream of a 37-year-old man. He had a dream that he goes to work but finds his clothes all crumpled. So he goes to an ironsmith and asks him to make a clothes iron for him. The smith heats the rod, hits it several times and has a clothes iron ready for him. He presses his clothes with the help of that iron and proceeds to his workplace.
On interpretation of this dream, we can
decipher that the person has certain rigid ideas about himself which are
not very complimentary. Going to the ironsmith and seeing him beat the
hot iron is a rigorous attempt on his part to change his attitude and
views about himself. The making of the clothes iron and pressing out his
clothes portrays success in his attempts. That is, in his own mind, he
is more presentable now. It could also be interpreted as the existence
of a particular problem which is finally resolved.