WEDDING



Spiritual Meaning:
A wedding can symbolize the sacred union between the spiritual and physical. In former times it was seen as a ritual that brought fertility to the earth. Within the human being there is the need to make vows, to give promises and above all to symbolize the making of those promises Traditionally, the wedding ring was a symbol of total encircling love because it is in the shape of a circle. It is complete, with no beginning and no end.

Psychological / Emotional Perspective:
To dream of a wedding can give some indication of the type of person we are looking for as a partner. We may, for instance, dream that we are marrying a childhood friend – in which case we are looking for somebody who has the same qualities as that person. We may dream we are marrying a famous figure and again the qualities of that particular person will be important. The wedding ring, worn on the finger that represents the heart – that is, the fourth finger of the left hand – suggests that we have made a commitment or promise. To dream of a wedding ring being on any other finger than that particular finger may indicate that the promise is not valid or we feel the wedding ring to be a constriction or an entrapment in some way.

Everyday Material Aspects:
A marriage or a wedding in a dream often indicates the uniting of two particular parts of us which need to come together in order to create a better whole. For instance, the intellect and feelings – or perhaps the practical and intuitive sides – may need to be united. To be dreaming of wearing a wedding dress is to be trying to sort out our feelings and hopes about relationships and weddings. To be dressing someone else in a wedding dress can indicate one’s feelings of inferiority – ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’. To dream of losing our wedding ring would very often symbolize a problem within a marriage, or perhaps highlight a problem in our commitment. To dream of finding a wedding ring might well indicate that a relationship is being formed that could result in marriage. To be attending a wedding in dreams when we are not expecting to attend one in waking life suggests that we are aware of a relationship between two people, but it has not yet registered on the conscious level.