And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying "Jacob:" And I said, "Here I am."
—Gen. xxxi, 11.
To dream of rabbits foretells favorable turns in conditions, and you will be more pleased with your gains than formerly.
To see white rabbits denotes faithfulness in love to the married or single.
To see rabbits frolicing about denotes that children will contribute to your joys.
To dream of a raccoon denotes you are being deceived by the friendly appearance of enemies.
To dream that you are in a race foretells that others will aspire to the things you are working to possess; but if you win in the race, you will overcome your competitors.
To dream of a rack denotes the uncertainty of the outcome of some engagement, which gives you much anxious thought.
To dream of a racket denotes that you will be foiled in some anticipated pleasure. For a young woman, this dream is ominous of disappointment in not being able to participate in some amusement that has engaged her attention.
To dream of seeing a bed of radishes growing is an omen of good luck. Your friends will be unusually kind, and your business will prosper.
If you eat them, you will suffer slightly through the thoughtlessness of some one near to you.
To see radishes or to plant them denotes that your anticipations will be happily realized.
If you dream of raffling any article, you will fall a victim to speculation.
If you are at a church raffle, you will soon find that disappointment is clouding your future. For a young woman, this dream means empty expectations.
To dream of a raft denotes that you will go into new locations to engage in enterprises, which will prove successful.
To dream of floating on a raft denotes uncertain journeys. If you reach your destination, you will surely come into good fortune.
If a raft breaks or any such mishap befalls it, you or some friend will suffer from an accident, or sickness will bear unfortunate results.
To be in a rage and scolding and tearing up things generally, while dreaming, signifies quarrels and injury to your friends.
To see others in a rage is a sign of unfavorable conditions for business and unhappiness in social life.
For a young woman to see her lover in a rage denotes that there will be some discordant note in their love, and misunderstandings will naturally occur.
To dream of seeing railings denotes that some person is trying to obstruct your pathway in love or business.
To dream of holding on to a railing foretells that some desperate chance will be taken by you to obtain some object upon which you have set your heart. It may be of love, or of a more material form.
If you dream of a railroad, you will find that your business will need close attention, as enemies are trying to usurp you.
For a young woman to dream of railroads, she will make a journey to visit friends and will enjoy some distinction.
To see an obstruction on these roads indicates foul play in your affairs.
To walk the cross ties of a railroad signifies a time of worry and laborious work.
To walk the rails, you may expect to obtain much happiness from your skillful manipulation of affairs.
To see a road inundated with clear water foretells that pleasure will wipe out misfortune for a time, but it will rise, phoenix like, again.
To be out in a clear shower of rain denotes that pleasure will be enjoyed with the zest of youth, and prosperity will come to you.
If the rain descends from murky clouds, you will feel alarmed over the graveness of your undertakings.
To see and hear rain approaching, and you escape being wet, you will succeed in your plans, and your designs will mature rapidly.
To be sitting in the house and see through the window a downpour of rain denotes that you will possess fortune, and passionate love will be requited.
To hear the patter of rain on the roof denotes a realization of domestic bliss and joy. Fortune will come in a small way.
To dream that your house is leaking during a rain, if the water is clear, foretells that illicit pleasure will come to you rather unexpectedly; but if filthy or muddy, you may expect the reverse and also exposure.
To find yourself regretting some duty unperformed while listening to the rain denotes that you will seek pleasure at the expense of another's sense of propriety and justice.
To see it rain on others foretells that you will exclude friends from your confidence.
For a young woman to dream of getting her clothes wet and soiled while out in a rain denotes that she will entertain some person indiscreetly and will suffer the suspicions of friends for the unwise yielding to foolish enjoyments.
To see it raining on farm stock foretells disappointment in business and unpleasantness in social circles.
Stormy rains are always unfortunate.
To see a rainbow in a dream is prognostic of unusual happenings. Affairs will assume a more promising countenance, and crops will give promise of a plentiful yield.
For lovers to see the rainbow is an omen of much happiness from their union.
To see the rainbow hanging low over green trees signifies unconditional success in any undertaking.
To dream of eating raisins implies that discouragements will darken your hopes when they seem about to be realized.
To dream of using a rake portends that some work which you have left to others will never be accomplished unless you superintend it yourself.
To see a broken rake denotes that sickness or some accident will bring failure to your plans.
To see others raking foretells that you will rejoice in the fortunate condition of others.
To dream that a ram pursues you foretells that some misfortune threatens you.
To see one quietly grazing denotes that you will have powerful friends who will use their best efforts for your good.
See Sheep and Lamb.
To dream that you are rambling through the country denotes that you will be oppressed with sadness and the separation from friends, but your worldly surroundings will be all that one could desire. For a young woman, this dream promises a comfortable home but early bereavement.
To dream of a ramrod denotes unfortunate adventures. You will have cause for grief. For a young woman to see one bent or broken foretells that a dear friend or lover will fail her.
To dream that a ransom is made for you, you will find that you are deceived and worked for money on all sides. For a young woman, this is prognostic of evil, unless some one pays the ransom and relieves her.
To dream that rape has been committed among your acquaintances denotes that you will be shocked at the distress of some of your friends.
For a young woman to dream that she has been the victim of rape foretells that she will have troubles, which will wound her pride, and her lover will be estranged.
To imagine that you are being carried over rapids in a dream denotes that you will suffer appalling loss from the neglect of duty and the courting of seductive pleasures.
To see raspberries in a dream foretells you are in danger of entanglements, which will prove interesting before you escape from them.
For a woman to eat them means distress over circumstantial evidence in some occurrence causing gossip.
To dream of rats denotes that you will be deceived and injured by your neighbors. Quarrels with your companions is also foreboded.
To catch rats means you will scorn the baseness of others and worthily outstrip your enemies.
To kill one denotes your victory in any contest.
To dream of falling into a rat-trap denotes that you will be victimized and robbed of some valuable object.
To see an empty one foretells the absence of slander or competition.
A broken one denotes that you will be rid of unpleasant associations.
To set one, you will be made aware of the designs of enemies, but the warning will enable you to outwit them.
To dream of a rattan cane foretells that you will depend largely upon the judgment of others, and you should cultivate independence in planning and executing your own affairs.
To dream of seeing a baby play with its rattle omens peaceful contentment in the home, and enterprises will be honorable and full of gain. To a young woman, it augurs an early marriage and tender cares of her own.
To give a baby a rattle denotes unfortunate investments.
To dream of a raven denotes reverse in fortune and inharmonious surroundings. For a young woman, it is implied that her lover will betray her.
To dream of a razor portends disagreements and contentions over troubles.
To cut yourself with one denotes that you will be unlucky in some deal which you are about to make.
Fighting with a razor foretells disappointing business, and that some one will keep you harassed almost beyond endurance.
A broken or rusty one brings unavoidable distress.
To be engaged in reading in your dreams denotes that you will excel in some work, which appears difficult.
To see others reading denotes that your friends will be kind and are well disposed.
To give a reading or to discuss reading, you will cultivate your literary ability.
Indistinct, or incoherent reading, implies worries and disappointments.
To dream of seeing reapers busy at work at their task denotes prosperity and contentment. If they appear to be going through dried stubble, there will be a lack of good crops, and business will consequently fall off.
To see idle ones denotes that some discouraging event will come in the midst of prosperity.
To see a broken reaping machine signifies loss of employment or disappointment in trades.
To dream of attending a reception denotes that you will have pleasant engagements. Confusion at a reception will work you disquietude.
To see a refrigerator in your dreams portends that your selfishness will offend and injure some one who endeavors to gain an honest livelihood.
To put ice in one brings the dreamer into disfavor.
To dream that some one registers your name at a hotel for you denotes you will undertake some work which will be finished by others.
If you register under an assumed name, you will engage in some guilty enterprise which will give you much uneasiness of mind.
To dream of a reindeer signifies faithful discharge of duties, and remaining staunch to friends in their adversity.
To drive them foretells that you will have hours of bitter anguish, but friends will attend you.
If you dream of discussing religion and feel religiously inclined, you will find much to mar the calmness of your life, and business will turn a disagreeable front to you.
If a young woman imagines that she is over religious, she will disgust her lover with her efforts to act ingenuous innocence and goodness.
If she is irreligious and not a transgressor, it foretells that she will have that independent frankness and kind consideration for others, which wins for women profound respect, and love from the opposite sex as well as her own; but if she is a transgressor in the eyes of religion, she will find that there are moral laws, which, if disregarded, will place her outside the pale of honest recognition. She should look well after her conduct. If she weeps over religion, she will be disappointed in the desires of her heart. If she is defiant, but innocent of offence, she will shoulder burdens bravely, and stand firm against deceitful admonitions.
If you are self-reproached in the midst of a religious excitement, you will find that you will be almost induced to give up your own personality to please some one whom you hold in reverent esteem.
To see religion declining in power denotes that your life will be more in harmony with creation than formerly. Your prejudices will not be so aggressive.
To dream that a minister in a social way tells you that he has given up his work foretells that you will be the recipient of unexpected tidings of a favorable nature, but if in a professional and warning way, it foretells that you will be overtaken in your deceitful intriguing, or other disappointments will follow.
(These dreams are sometimes fulfilled literally in actual life. When this is so, they may have no symbolical meaning. Religion is thrown around men to protect them from vice, so when they propose secretly in their minds to ignore its teachings, they are likely to see a minister or some place of church worship in a dream as a warning against their contemplated action. If they live pure and correct lives as indicated by the church, they will see little of the solemnity of the church or preachers.)
To dream that you rent a house is a sign that you will enter into new contracts, which will prove profitable.
To fail to rent out property denotes that there will be much inactivity in business.
To pay rent signifies that your financial interest will be satisfactory.
If you can't pay your rent, it is unlucky for you, as you will see a falling off in trade, and social pleasures will be of little benefit.
To be under sentence in a dream and receive a reprieve foretells that you will overcome some difficulty which is causing you anxiety.
For a young woman to dream that her lover has been reprieved, denotes that she will soon hear of some good luck befalling him, which will be of vital interest to her.
If a reptile attacks you in a dream, there will be trouble of a serious nature ahead for you. If you succeed in killing it, you will finally overcome obstacles.
To see a dead reptile come to life, denotes that disputes and disagreements, which were thought to be settled, will be renewed and pushed with bitter animosity.
To handle them without harm to yourself foretells that you will be oppressed by the ill humor and bitterness of friends, but you will succeed in restoring pleasant relations.
For a young woman to see various kinds of reptiles, she will have many conflicting troubles. Her lover will develop fancies for others. If she is bitten by any of them, she will be superseded by a rival.
To dream of being rescued from any danger denotes that you will be threatened with misfortune, and will escape with a slight loss.
To rescue others foretells that you will be esteemed for your good deeds.
To dream that you resign any position signifies that you will unfortunately embark in new enterprises.
To hear of others resigning denotes that you will have unpleasant tidings.
To dream that you are resurrected from the dead, you will have some great vexation, but will eventually gain your desires. To see others resurrected, denotes unfortunate troubles will be lightened by the thoughtfulness of friends
To dream that you are being resuscitated, denotes that you will have heavy losses, but will eventually regain more than you lose, and happiness will attend you.
To resuscitate another, you will form new friendships, which will give you prominence and pleasure.
To dream of a revelation, if it be of a pleasant nature, you may expect a bright outlook, either in business or love; but if the revelation be gloomy you will have many discouraging features to overcome.
To dream of taking revenge is a sign of a weak and uncharitable nature, which if not properly governed, will bring you troubles and loss of friends.
If others revenge themselves on you, there will be much to fear from enemies.
To dream you attend a religious revival foretells family disturbances and unprofitable engagements.
If you take a part in it, you will incur the displeasure of friends by your contrary ways.
For a young woman to dream that she sees her sweetheart with a revolver denotes that she will have a serious disagreement with some friend and probably separation from her lover.
To feel rheumatism attacking you in a dream foretells unexpected delay in the accomplishment of plans.
To see others so afflicted brings disappointments.
To dream of rhinestones denotes pleasures and favors of short duration. For a young woman to dream that a rhinestone proves to be a diamond foretells she will be surprised to find that some insignificant act on her part will result in good fortune.
To dream that you see a rhinoceros foretells you will have a great loss threatening you and that you will have secret troubles. To kill one shows that you will bravely overcome obstacles.
To dream of rhubarb growing denotes that pleasant entertainments will occupy your time for a while.
To cook it foretells spirited arguments in which you will lose a friend.
To eat it denotes dissatisfaction with present employment.
To dream of seeing ribs, denotes poverty and misery.
Seeing ribbons floating from the costume of any person in your dreams indicates you will have gay and pleasant companions, and practical cares will not trouble you greatly.
For a young woman to dream of decorating herself with ribbons, she will soon have a desirable offer of marriage, but frivolity may cause her to make a mistake. If she sees other girls wearing ribbons, she will encounter rivalry in her endeavors to secure a husband. If she buys them, she will have a pleasant and easy place in life. If she feels angry or displeased about them, she will find that some other woman is dividing her honors and pleasures with her in her social realm.
Rice is good to see in dreams, as it foretells success and warm friendships. Prosperity to all trades is promised, and the farmer will be blessed with a bounteous harvest.
To eat it signifies happiness and domestic comfort.
To see it mixed with dirt or otherwise impure denotes sickness and separation from friends.
For a young woman to dream of cooking it shows she will soon assume new duties, which will make her happier, and she will enjoy wealth.
To dream that you are possessed of riches denotes that you will rise to high places by your constant exertion and attention to your affairs.
To dream that you are trying to solve riddles denotes you will engage in some enterprise which will try your patience and employ your money.
The import of riddles is confusion and dissatisfaction.
To dream of riding is unlucky for business or pleasure. Sickness often follows this dream.
If you ride slowly, you will have unsatisfactory results in your undertakings.
Swift riding sometimes means prosperity under hazardous conditions.
To attend a riding school foretells some friend will act falsely by you, but you will throw off the vexing influence occasioned by it.
To dream of wearing rings denotes new enterprises in which you will be successful.
A broken ring foretells quarrels and unhappiness in the married state and separation to lovers.
For a young woman to receive a ring denotes that worries over her lover's conduct will cease, as he will devote himself to her pleasures and future interest.
To see others with rings denotes increasing prosperity and many new friends.
To dream of having ringworms appear on you, you will have a slight illness, and some exasperating difficulty in the near future.
To see them on others, beggars and appeals for charity will beset you.
To dream of riots foretells disappointing affairs.
To see a friend killed in a riot, you will have bad luck in all undertakings, and the death, or some serious illness, of some person will cause you distress.
To dream of rising to high positions denotes that study and advancement will bring you desired wealth.
If you find yourself rising high into the air, you will come into unexpected riches and pleasures, but you are warned to be careful of your engagements, or you may incur displeasing prominence.
To dream you have a rival is a sign that you will be slow in asserting your rights and will lose favor with people of prominence.
For a young woman, this dream is a warning to cherish the love she already holds, as she might unfortunately make a mistake in seeking other bonds.
If you find that a rival has outwitted you, it signifies that you will be negligent in your business, and that you love personal ease to your detriment.
If you imagine that you are the successful rival, it is good for your advancement, and you will find congeniality in your choice of a companion.
If you see a clear, smooth, flowing river in your dream, you will soon succeed to the enjoyment of delightful pleasures, and prosperity will bear flattering promises.
If the waters are muddy or tumultuous, there will be disagreeable and jealous contentions in your life.
If you are water-bound by the overflowing of a river, there will be temporary embarrassments in your business, or you will suffer uneasiness lest some private escapade will reach public notice and cause your reputation harsh criticisms.
If while sailing upon a clear river you see corpses in the bottom, you will find that trouble and gloom will follow swiftly upon present pleasures and fortune.
To see empty rivers denotes sickness and unusual ill-luck.
Traveling over a rough, unknown road in a dream signifies new undertakings, which will bring little else than grief and loss of time.
If the road is bordered with trees and flowers, there will be some pleasant and unexpected fortune for you. If friends accompany you, you will be successful in building an ideal home, with happy children and faithful wife, or husband.
To lose the road foretells that you will make a mistake in deciding some question of trade and suffer loss in consequence.
To see or eat roast in a dream is an omen of domestic infelicity and secret treachery.
To see a rocket ascending in your dream foretells sudden and unexpected elevation, successful wooing, and faithful keeping of the marriage vows.
To see them falling, unhappy unions may be expected.
Rocking-chairs seen in dreams bring friendly intercourse and contentment with any environment.
To see a mother, wife, or sweetheart in a rocking chair is ominous of the sweetest joys that earth affords.
To see vacant rocking-chairs forebodes bereavement or estrangement. The dreamer will surely merit misfortune in some form.
To dream of rocks denotes that you will meet reverses, and that there will be discord and general unhappiness.
To climb a steep rock foretells immediate struggles and disappointing surroundings.
To see or think yourself a rogue foretells you are about to commit some indiscretion which will give your friends uneasiness of mind. You are likely to suffer from a passing malady.
For a woman to think her husband or lover is a rogue foretells she will be painfully distressed over neglect shown her by a friend.
To dream that you are in a rogue's gallery, foretells you will be associated with people who will fail to appreciate you. To see your own picture, you will be overawed by a tormenting enemy.
To see Roman candles while dreaming is a sign of speedy attainment of coveted pleasures and positions.
To imagine that you have a loaded candle and find it empty denotes that you will be disappointed with the possession of some object which you have long striven to obtain.
To find yourself on a roof in a dream denotes unbounded success. To become frightened and think you are falling, signifies that, while you may advance, you will have no firm hold on your position.
To see a roof falling in, you will be threatened with a sudden calamity.
To repair, or build a roof, you will rapidly increase your fortune.
To sleep on one proclaims your security against enemies and false companions. Your health will be robust.
To see a person dressed in mourning sitting on a roof corner foretells there will be unexpected and dismal failures in your business.
Affairs will appear unfavorable in love.
To dream of rooks denotes that while your friends are true, they will not afford you the pleasure and contentment for which you long, as your thoughts and tastes will outstrip their humble conception of life.
A dead rook denotes sickness or death in your immediate future.
To dream of a rooster foretells that you will be very successful and rise to prominence, but you will allow yourself to become conceited over your fortunate rise.
To see roosters fighting foretells altercations and rivals.
To dream of seeing roots of plants or trees denotes misfortune, as both business and health will go into decline.
To use them as medicine warns you of approaching illness or sorrow.
Ropes in dreams signify perplexities and complications in affairs, and uncertain love making.
If you climb one, you will overcome enemies who are working to injure you.
To descend a rope brings disappointment to your most sanguine moments.
If you are tied with them, you are likely to yield to love contrary to your judgment.
To break them signifies your ability to overcome enmity and competition.
To tie ropes or horses denotes that you will have power to control others as you may wish.
To walk a rope signifies that you will engage in some hazardous speculation, but will surprisingly succeed. To see others walking a rope, you will benefit by the fortunate ventures of others.
To jump a rope foretells that you will startle your associates with a thrilling escapade bordering upon the sensational.
To jump rope with children shows that you are selfish and overbearing; failing to see that children owe very little duty to inhuman parents. To catch a rope with the foot, denotes that under cheerful conditions you will be benevolent and tender in your administrations.
To dream that you let a rope down from an upper window to people below, thinking the proprietors would be adverse to receiving them into the hotel, denotes that you will engage in some affair which will not look exactly proper to your friends, but the same will afford you pleasure and interest. For a young woman, this dream is indicative of pleasures which do not bear the stamp of propriety.
To see a rosebush in foliage but no blossoms denotes prosperous circumstances are enclosing you. To see a dead rosebush, foretells misfortune and sickness for you or relatives.
Rosemary, if seen in dreams, denotes that sadness and indifference will cause unhappiness in homes where there is every appearance of prosperity.
To dream of seeing roses blooming and fragrant denotes that some joyful occasion is nearing, and you will possess the faithful love of your sweetheart.
For a young woman to dream of gathering roses shows she will soon have an offer of marriage, which will be much to her liking.
Withered roses signify the absence of loved ones.
White roses, if seen without sunshine or dew, denote serious if not fatal illness.
To inhale their fragrance brings unalloyed pleasure.
For a young woman to dream of banks of roses, and that she is gathering and tying them into bouquets, signifies that she will be made very happy by the offering of some person whom she regards very highly.
To wear or see rosettes on others while in dreams is significant of frivolous waste of time; though you will experience the thrills of pleasure, they will bring disappointments.
To dream of using rouge denotes that you will practice deceit to obtain your wishes.
To see others with it on their faces warns you that you are being artfully used to further the designs of some deceitful persons.
If you see it on your hands, or clothing, you will be detected in some scheme.
If it comes off of your face, you will be humiliated before some rival, and lose your lover by assuming unnatural manners.
To dream of seeing a roundabout denotes that you will struggle unsuccessfully to advance in fortune or love.
To dream that you are in a rowboat with others denotes that you will derive much pleasure from the companionship of gay and worldly persons. If the boat is capsized, you will suffer financial losses by engaging in seductive enterprises.
If you find yourself defeated in a rowing race, you will lose favors to your rivals with your sweetheart. If you are the victor, you will easily obtain supremacy with women. Your affairs will move agreeably.
To dream of being clothed in rubber garments, is a sign that you will have honors conferred upon you because of your steady and unchanging stand of purity and morality. If the garments are ragged or torn, you should be cautious in your conduct, as scandal is ready to attack your reputation.
To dream of using "rubber" as a slang term, foretells that you will be easy to please in your choice of pleasure and companions.
If you find that your limbs will stretch like rubber, it is a sign that illness is threatening you, and you are likely to use deceit in your wooing and business.
To dream of rubber goods, denotes that your affairs will be conducted on a secret basis, and your friends will fail to understand your conduct in many instances.
To dream of rubbish, denotes that you will badly manage your affairs.
To dream of a ruby, foretells you will be lucky in speculations of business or love. For a woman to lose one, is a sign of approaching indifference of her lover.
To dream of a rudder, you will soon make a pleasant journey to foreign lands, and new friendships will be formed.
A broken rudder, augurs disappointment and sickness.
To dream of ruins, signifies broken engagements to lovers, distressing conditions in business, destruction to crops, and failing health. To dream of ancient ruins, foretells that you will travel extensively, but there will be a note of sadness mixed with the pleasure in the realization of a long-cherished hope. You will feel the absence of some friend.
To dream of drinking rum, foretells that you will have wealth, but will lack moral refinement, as you will lean to gross pleasures.
See other intoxicating drinks.
To dream of running in company with others, is a sign that you will participate in some festivity, and you will find that your affairs are growing towards fortune. If you stumble or fall, you will lose property and reputation.
Running alone, indicates that you will outstrip your friends in the race for wealth, and you will occupy a higher place in social life.
If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably. To see others thus running, you will be oppressed by the threatened downfall of friends.
To see stock running, warns you to be careful in making new trades or undertaking new tasks.
To dream that you are ruptured, denotes you will have physical disorders or disagreeable contentions. If it be others you see in this condition, you will be in danger of irreconcilable quarrels.
To dream of rust on articles, old pieces of tin, or iron, is significant of depression of your surroundings. Sickness, decline in fortune and false friends are filling your sphere.
To see rye, is a dream of good, as prosperity envelopes your future in brightest promises.
To see coffee made of rye, denotes that your pleasures will be tempered with sound judgment, and your affairs will be managed without disagreeable friction.
To see stock entering rye fields, denotes that you will be prosperous.
To see or eat rye bread in your dreams, foretells you will have a cheerful and well-appointed home.