Last night I dreamed, again, that I was losing teeth.
A cursory search of the interwebs provides this:
Dreams about losing teeth generally symbolize:
- Representation of anxiety
- A costly compromise or decision
- Radical change
- Starting a new project or phase in your life
Sounds about right.
Common teeth symbol meanings
Losing your teeth. Feeling helpless, powerless, overwhelmed.
Baring your teeth Dreamer is preparing to defend or attack. Seeing someone else bare his teeth is a warning.
Being toothless. The toothless person is weak or vulnerable.
Having your teeth pulled. Losing your power or positive public image to someone or something.
Broken or chipped teeth. Public image is tarnished or in question.
Decayed teeth. Your power is being diminished. This could be in the areas of health, business, finances or society. People fighting disease or suffering business losses often dream of decayed teeth.
Braces on teeth You are being groomed or trained. You may be feeling constricted now but this stage will have positive results.
Seeing your teeth as fangs. You are a threat or a drain to someone. Or vice versa, if someone is biting you with fangs.
Biting someone. Something you are doing or saying is hurting another person. You may be reacting in a childish, forceful manner in a particular situation.
Being bitten. Dreamer is feeling threatened or pressured.
I have had teeth dreams since I was very young; usually in the dream I would end up with a mouthful of crumbled teeth, the image so vivid that it was hard to shake for many moments after waking. This feels like that today, and it's a bad, regressive place to be in for me.
I find I have these dreams after I make a decision that goes against my intuition. When I follow my instincts, I am never wrong. Literally, obnoxiously, gloatingly never wrong. Uprooting from one place and starting over AGAIN has made me tentative and mistrustful of that, and I made a stupid decision, one that I knew was wrong, and now I am suffering through the midnight-hours gloating of my sub-conscious.
Instinct is there for a reason. Intuition is a powerful tool. Why I continue to ignore these things after so many years on the planet is beyond me. Some day I will learn.
Updated to add: after another night of sleep and a flying dream, I have come to some conclusions that jibe with my intuition and also potentially solve (or eliminate) the problem. We will see what happens. But the moral of the story is the same. This is the last time when I ignore what I know to be right.