represents an act and its fateful path to consequences; the stone is thus a symbol of karma*26; since stones represent past acts and their consequences, it is very good if the dream stones have been worked or are even covered with ornaments, or if monumental edifices have been made from the stones.
moss-covered stone: represents a past negative act, an act that originated from uncontrolled instinctual desire; the appearance of such a symbol is a signal to the dreamer that he will now have to deal with the consequences and that it is only up to him whether he is able to understand karma and to nullify the karmic consequences through proper actions.
polished: represents a positive act and its fateful path to consequences and therefore is a symbol of positive karma.
a quarry where the stone is mined: synonymous with overall karma and, based on other symbols, we can recognize in the dream which karma this entails (karma of an individual, a family, town, nation, humanity); the mined quarry symbolizes karma that has already been experienced.
the bigger the stone, the greater the past act and therefore the greater the effort needed to remove it.
that smothers someone: a past negative act will soon affect the fate of the smothered or victimized person.
on roads or railways: informs the dreamer of the need in the upcoming period to attempt to remove obstacles on the life journey, obstacles that the dreamer himself once created through his own acts.
clearing stones from a path: gradual removal of the consequences of past acts.
negotiating a steep rocky path, a rocky precipice, a rocky mountainside: symbolizes the rapid overcoming of obstacles and we also recognize, based on other symbolism in the dream, the nature of this obstacle.
rocks are thrown at the dreamer: inconvenience in the short term since the dreamer will not be in a friendly environment; it is important here to achieve enduring compassion for the people throwing stones.
getting hit in the head with a stone: the unconscious is advising the dreamer to abandon the common stereotype of rational thinking and to focus more on emotions.
being hit with a stone: the dreamer is paying for one of his past foolish acts; he now has hope in his own pain to find compassion and end hostility and unnecessary conflicts.
throwing stones at each other: with the conviction of "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" the dreamer has no chance at a content inner life full of peace and calm.
throwing stones at someone: in his actions the dreamer is trying to forcibly change the path of others and does not realize the tragic mistake that in time will bring retribution from the seed that the dreamer has planted by throwing rocks; the dreamer should learn to control his anger and find compassion in his heart.
stoning a person (and seeing and not opposing injustice): a very negative image since the dreamer is trying through hatred to remove from his thoughts bad traits and does not realize that the only way is through forgiveness.
throwing stones at animals and killing them: the dreamer's attempt to free himself from instinctual experience.
a single stone sets in motion other stones: one act has a domino effect on other acts that, like a deadly avalanche, brings devastation and destruction to everything standing in its way.
rockslide: events stemming from karma inexorably hurtle into the dreamer's life; in this image the consequence is not as important as the cause, since in understanding it we have the hope of eliminating the avalanche of events or instinctual content (rockslide) and not allowing it to enter the consciousness.
a stone instead of a pillow, resting one's head on a stone or sleeping on it: the dreamer's subconscious attempt to understand the impact of any of his past acts.
a creature whose mere glance turns everything living into stone (e.g. Medusa of Greek mythology), or transforms people into stone: symbolizes the creation of karma, since everything living (thoughts, feelings and actions) turns into stone (see the karmic consequence based on the Law of Karma*34).
putting something under a stone: a dreamer's act prevents traits characterized by the object, animal or person under the stone from impacting the dreamer (the similarity with Hydra, who was killed by Heracles, is no coincidence).
a stone bridge: symbolizes the sum of important positive acts that once connected two different states (dream shores).
stone amphitheater: very important dream symbol for further development since it was created by past thoughts, emotions and acts of the dreamer; the action in the amphitheater is an allegory of life.
ornaments carved in stone: very important symbols in the field of unification and also often relate to ancient civilizations (see Past and Future Visions archetype).
falling: a potential consequence was now transformed into an act and will soon catch up to its originator.
walking on stones, jumping on stones: the dreamer is wisely making use of past experiences and knowledge.
if there are colorful stones we should take into consideration the color which tells us more of the nature of the karma.
film stone props, fake stone scenery: dreamer's ability to distinguish the illusion of the external phenomenal world.
tartar on teeth: consequences of past sexual acts.
basalt or black stone: emphasizes a negative act that has finally caught up to us and therefore will soon painfully affect the dreamer's life.
rock overhang: protection against adversity is now being created from past acts from the depths of the unconscious.
stone stairs: symbolizes a past attempt or past positive acts that formed the foundation for future ascent.
stone wall, barrier, fence: either a protective element separating the dreamer from something dangerous or an obstacle that stands in the dreamer's way or prevents him from moving.
red-hot stones: a symbol of karma that is becoming particularly relevant for the dreamer.
crushing, smashing, making it disappear: a very positive dream since the dreamer's will intentionally eliminates the karmic consequences of past acts; the crushed stone can sometimes uncover an object revealing the period of the stone's creation (i.e. the cause that has now caught up to the dreamer).
cairn of stones (Buddhist stupa*10): symbolizes acts that once led the dreamer (even in past lives) from oppressive ignorance to the shining heights of conscious life.
laying a cornerstone: beginning the next life stage.
gold in stone: this image is synonymous with positive karma that the dreamer will now be able to utilize (beware: unlike negative karma, positive karma is used up at a much faster rate).
philosopher's stone: symbolically stands over all acts and is also the first and last act; represents the path to unity and enlightenment since the owner of the philosopher's stone can change ordinary metal into gold and is himself transformed into a new immortal existence since he is in unity with the entire universe.