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.
Also See Mice.
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.
Also See Mouse-trap.
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.
Also See Crow.
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.
Also See Mowing.
To dream of attending a reception, denotes that you will have pleasant engagements. Confusion at a reception will work you disquietude.
Also See Entertainment.
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.)