Hair identifies with the head as a center of spiritual power and sexual energy. Men who dream of going bald may fear a loss of their virility. Hair has been a sacred and spiritual symbol throughout history. For example, it was the secret of the strength of Sampson in the biblical story. Hair carries an aura of sexual virility, seduction, and health. White hair denotes wisdom and age.
Hallways often symbolize the unconscious passageways through which people travel to either life or death. They also represent a new level of consciousness or a new experience, as well as a journey into the unknown.
A dream of your self with a halo may signify that perfection is a goal. Alternatively, it may represent an exaggerated “holier than thou” attitude.
Hammers suggest that power to forge new ways and build new dreams. A hammer can also indicate destructive force, as in hammering winds or hammering an opponent as well as an attempt to communicate a point, as in hammering away on some subject.
Hands symbolize building, healing, and prayer. Clasped hands depict unity and completeness or agreement. One an “give a hand” to help and to soothe. Negative connotations of this symbol include a “heavy handed” manner in relationships and theft or deceit. Wringing and washing of the hands suggests a worrisome issue that you nee to work through. However, dreaming of hands can also imply creativity, although, dreaming of the left hand could refer to your shadowy, sinister, or destructive impulses. Dirty hands indicate feelings of guilt.
A ship anchored at harbor can symbolize the feeling that something or someone is “all washed up”, as well respite from a hard siege. Ships also represent a place of security to hide or to regroup.
Many, such as Sigmund Freud, believed that the hat is a classic symbol of the genitals. Whether the genitals are male or female depends on whether the outside (male) or the inside (female) of the hat is more outstanding in the dream. Hats can also represent concealment and a covering of one’s head and mind. A tipped hat suggests greeting and different types of hats symbolize different situations.
To watch someone “like a hawk” is to suggest that suspicions are aroused and caution is advised. The hawk is also a high-flying regal messenger and symbolizes keen eyesight.
The head symbolizes the source of all wisdom. Being made the “head” of an organization, or being sent to the “head of the class” denotes that one has accomplished much.
Healing in a dream often reflects a need for physical or emotional healing. The power to put things right and to care for, or make well, in your life.
The heart is the eternal symbol of love, romance, and the very life force within all of human kind. Getting to the “heart of the matter” suggests that the heart rules the source of truth and love. When on is unfair in a particularly insensitive manner, the person and the act are described as “heartless”. Friendship, courage, romantic bonds, and emotional expression are also embodied in this symbol.
Dreaming of a ladder between the heavens and the earth suggests that you wish for a higher spiritual or material objective.
The heel us often used synonymously for the foot as a symbol, for example, to represent violence or oppression. As the part of the body most often in contact with the ground and dirt, it can be a symbol of the base of ignoble, for instance, a low, vile, contemptible, despicable person. The heel is also often represented by the analogous part of a shoe, which is frequently in shabby condition, perhaps signifying something in your life that needs attention. Finally, the heel can also represent vulnerability, as in an Achilles’ heel.
A dream of high elevation may signify reaching the zenith of one’s career or achieving some other high objective. If one fears heights in a dream, then you may be striving for things that seem beyond your reach. Such a dream can also relate to other concepts associated with height, such as being “above it all”.
Hell symbolizes a place of suffering and torment. Someone who dreams of hell may be suffering from a seemingly inescapable situation caused by having given away his or her emotional power to someone else.
An instrument of protection, a helmet can mean that either you are secure physically or that your thoughts and ideas need to be guarded.
The hen symbolizes gossip and calamity as well as being annoyingly pecked at by a person or a situation.
to climb and climb is to struggle and not succeed, whereas to reach the top of the hill is to have succeeded.
The hive is a symbol of industriousness and teamwork. If stung by a bee or many bees, it may signify a need to either get to work or slack off from overworking.
A hole in the ground represents a pitfall if one dreams of falling into a hole or one’s life is represented by dark holes. It can also mean that one is stuck in a hole or that something is hidden.
The symbol of Christmas cheer decorating the fireplace hearth, holly represents memories of friends, family, and the nurturing feelings associated with childhood and the holiday season.
Independence and dependency needs mark the feelings of going home. Home also represents security issues and childlike desires that need to be fulfilled.
The sweet taste of honey is like the sweet taste of success. As a symbol, honey also means too much sweetness. A dreamer who experiences this symbol might need to be less vulnerable and more hones in communication with others.
Mystery and death are the associates of a hooded figure. The hood can indicate either the passing away of old obstacles or cowering and hiding from a person or a situation.
Horns in a dream sometimes indicate a “wake up call” and the need to pay attention to the inner voices of one’s intuition and spiritual guidance. Also, because of the dreaming mind’s tendency to literalize linguistic metaphors and idioms, dream horns can mean that one is in the midst of a dilemma.
Dreams of horned creatures, such as bulls, goats, were once coupled with the sinister side of the phallic nature, as represented by the Devil. Today, however, dreams that include these horned creatures may symbolize the male sexual prowess as a positive and creative force.
The horse is a powerful animal representing noble and forthright actions. If the dreamer is riding the horse, the dreamer is most probably in control of his or her life. The drives of power and sex can also come into play in this kind of dream.
The horseshoe is often a lucky portent of success in the dreamer’s endeavors. Myth and folklore associate good fortune and protection with this symbol.
The hospital is a place to heal and get back to health and back into the flow of life, or the “swing of things”. The hospital also suggests the need to pay attention to one’s health.
A place of temporary housing, a hotel may indicate the need for a new state of mind or a condition that requires a short move away from home and familiar surroundings.
An hourglass represents the passing of time and the end of a cycle in one’s life or a project.
Because a house is a personal dwelling place, a house under construction shows inner work is being performed on the psyche. The condition of a house, whether it is in disrepair or if it is fixed up and newly painted, is also symbolic.
Feeling hunger in a dream may represent a feeling of being unfulfilled. You may be starving for recognition, or longing to obtain or to achieve something desired over a long period of time. Alternatively, this dream experience could simply indicate that you are actually hungry and that you need to nourish yourself with good food.
To dream of being chased or pursued implies an obsession that refuses to go away. It may be that you don’t really want it to go away. To dream of being followed without the feeling of doom or threat can represent an instinctive desire to attract more attention or affection to your self. Hunting for something indicates that you might be seeking to fulfill inner desires, whether emotional or physical.