I’ve always found it strange that there are so many ways and books to interpret dreams and visions. I understand that some symbols are universal and thus have a set meaning but things like crabs meaning prosperity or finding “sideways” approaches to problems is what this little rant is about.
Different cultures have designate differing meanings to almost everything. On top of that, individuals have subconscious thoughts about certain symbols that might not match up with the “official” meaning.
Basically, this short rant is just an encouragement to those of you who enjoy dream and vision journaling to not let predetermined meanings hold you back. If your meanings differ from the “official” ones, then I encourage you to go with yours. You’ll be amazed how much deeper you can delve into your subconscious this way.