To see the water of a canal muddy and stagnant-looking portends sickness and disorders of the stomach and dark designs of enemies. But if its waters are clear a placid life and the devotion of friends is before you.
For a young woman to glide in a canoe across a canal denotes a chaste life and an adoring husband. If she crossed the canal on a bridge over clear water and gathers ferns and other greens on the banks, she will enjoy a life of ceaseless rounds of pleasure and attain to high social distinction. But if the water be turbid she will often find herself tangled in meshes of perplexity and will be the victim of nervous troubles.
To dream of this sweet songster denotes unexpected pleasures. For the young to dream of possessing a beautiful canary, denotes high-class honors and a successful passage through the literary world, or a happy termination of love’s young dream.
To dream one is given you indicates a welcome legacy. To give away a canary, denotes that you will suffer disappointment in your dearest wishes.
To dream that one dies, denotes the unfaithfulness of dear friends.
Advancing, fluttering, and singing canaries, in luxurious apartments, denotes feasting and a life of exquisite refinement, wealth, and satisfying friendships. If the light is weird or unnaturally bright, it augurs that you are entertaining illusive hopes. Your over-confidence is your worst enemy. A young woman after this dream should beware, lest flattering promises react upon her in disappointment. Fairy-like scenes in a dream are peculiarly misleading and treacherous to women.
To see them burning with a clear and steady flame, denotes the constancy of those about you and a well-grounded fortune.
For a maiden to dream that she is molding candles, denotes that she will have an unexpected offer of marriage and a pleasant visit to distant relatives. If she is lighting a candle, she will meet her lover clandestinely because of parental objections.
To see a candle wasting in a draught, enemies are circulating detrimental reports about you.
To snuff a candle, portends sorrowful news. Friends are dead or in distressful straits.
To see a candlestick bearing a whole candle denotes that a bright future lies before you filled with health, happiness and loving companions. If empty, the reverse.
To dream of seeing canker on anything, is an omen of evil. It foretells death and treacherous companions for the young. Sorrow and loneliness to the aged.
Cankerous growths in the flesh denote future distinctions either as head of State or stage life.
The last definition is not consistent with other parts of this book, but I let it stand, as I find it among my automatic writings.
This dream denotes that one’s home and country are in danger of foreign intrusion, from which our youth will suffer from the perils of war.
For a young woman to hear or see cannons, denotes she will be a soldier’s wife and will have to bid him god speed as he marches in defense of her and honor.
The reader will have to interpret dreams of this character by the influences surrounding him, and by the experiences stored away in his subjective mind. If you have thought about cannons a great deal and you dream of them when there is no war, they are most likely to warn you against struggle and probable defeat. Or if business is manipulated by yourself successful engagements after much worry and ill luck may ensue.
This means that secret enemies are uniting against you. For a maid to see a cannon ball, denotes that she will have a soldier sweetheart. For a youth to see a cannon ball, denotes that he will be called upon to defend his country.
To paddle a canoe on a calm stream, denotes your perfect confidence in your own ability to conduct your business in a profitable way.
To row with a sweetheart, means an early marriage and fidelity. To row on rough waters you will have to tame a shrew before you attain connubial bliss. Affairs in the business world will prove disappointing after you dream of rowing in muddy waters. If the waters are shallow and swift, a hasty courtship or stolen pleasures, from which there can be no lasting good, are indicated.
Shallow, clear and calm waters in rowing, signifies happiness of a pleasing character, but of short duration.
Water is typical of futurity in the dream realms. If a pleasant immediate future awaits the dreamer he will come in close proximity with clear water. Or if he emerges from disturbed watery elements into waking life the near future is filled with crosses for him.
To dream of making candy, denotes profit accruing from industry.
To dream of eating crisp, new candy, implies social pleasures and much love-making among the young and old. Sour candy is a sign of illness or that disgusting annoyances will grow out of confidences too long kept.
To receive a box of bonbons signifies to a young person that he or she will be the recipient of much adulation. It generally means prosperity. If you send a box you will make a proposition, but will meet with disappointment.
To dream of a canopy or of being beneath one, denotes that false friends are influencing you to undesirable ways of securing gain. You will do well to protect those in your care.
For a woman to dream of seeing a cap, she will be invited to take part in some festivity.
For a girl to dream that she sees her sweetheart with a cap on, denotes that she will be bashful and shy in his presence.
To see a prisoner’s cap, denotes that your courage is failing you in time of danger.
To see a miner’s cap, you will inherit a substantial competency.
To dream that you are a captive denotes that you may have treachery to deal with, and if you cannot escape, that injury and misfortune will befall you.
To dream of taking any one captive, you will join yourself to pursuits and persons of lowest status.
For a young woman to dream that she is a captive denotes that she will have a husband who will be jealous of her confidence in others; or she may be censured for her indiscretion.
To dream of seeing a captain of any company, denotes your noblest aspirations will be realized. If a woman dreams that her lover is a captain, she will be much harassed in mind from jealousy and rivalry.
To dream of seeing cars, denotes journeying and changing in quick succession. To get on one shows that travel which you held in contemplation will be made under different auspices than had been calculated upon.
To miss one, foretells that you will be foiled in an attempt to forward your prospects.
To get off of one, denotes that you will succeed with some interesting schemes which will fill you with self congratulations.
To dream of sleeping cars, indicates that your struggles to amass wealth is animated by the desire of gratifying selfish and lewd principles, which should be mastered and controlled.
To see streetcars in your dreams denotes that some person is actively interested in causing you malicious trouble and disquiet.
To ride on a car, foretells that rivalry and jealousy will enthrall your happiness.
To stand on the platform of a streetcar while it is running, denotes you will attempt to carry on an affair, which will be extremely dangerous, but if you ride without accident you will be successful.
If the platform is up high, your danger will be more apparent, but if low, you will barely accomplish your purpose.
It is unlucky to dream you see a cardinal in his robes. You will meet such misfortunes as will necessitate your removal to distant or foreign lands to begin anew your ruined fortune. For a woman to dream this is a sign of her downfall through false promises. If priest or preacher is a spiritual adviser and his services are supposed to be needed, especially in the hour of temptation, then we find ourselves dreaming of him as a warning against approaching evil.