As the navel of the world, this is a universal
cosmic symbol. As a symbol, it embodies the center; the center of
the body of mother earth. In this way, a navel in a dram often indicates
a mother complex. If young women dream of navels, this frequently
indicates latent lesbian tendencies.
According to the teachings of Jung, numbers
were not consciously invented, but are spontaneous products of the
unconscious. As such, they are archetypal symbols. Modern
science expresses all aspects of living things in terms of mathematical
formulas. In other words, science relates material processes
to numbers. Study of dreams has shown that similar relationships
exist between psychic functions anc certain numerical relationships.
In dreams, the number two usually has female significance.
It is the number of union and of the couple. On the other
hand, it indicates the opposition of man and woman, matter and intellect,
heaven and earth, etc.
Three is an age-old magic number. Even today, a word is frequently
repeated three times to give it particular significance. It is still
customary to knock on wood three times to avert disaster.
Seven is a dynamic number. The week has seven days, the rainbow
has seven colors and the lunar cycle is 28 days (or four times seven).
The esoteric explanation of the significance of the number seven
is that it is formed by adding four, the symbol of totality, to
three, the symbol of creative intellectual powers.
An eight in a dream, or octagonal forms or rooms can have an extremely
positive significance. A state of completeness is indicated.
On the other hand, if further developments in the dream so dictate,
the eight ( as a symbol of totality and completeness) can indicate
that no further possibilities exist in a certain situation.
In this respect, the eight can sometimes have the significance of
a warning signal.
We are used to calculating in the decimal system. Eleven starts
a new series. In dream symbolism, it indicates new occurrences
Thirteen has a similar significance.