But...soup? What could it mean to encounter soup in the "mysterious and fascinating world of dreams where the rules of reality do not apply"? I consulted a dream interpretation website to find out:
Similarly to food, to dream about soup, represents emotional hunger or nourishment. In addition, it also signifies comfort and healing. Consider the contents inside the soup and its symbolism.
Huh. Interesting. So, was I nourishing my emotional hunger by making the soup in the first place? Or were these dreams my subconscious crying out to my conscious mind for help? I decided to look further, by considering the contents...
On Friday night, I dreamt about a brothy, hearty winter soup, kind of like a minestrone or a stew. My queries for "minestrone" turned up nothing. Then I typed in "stew":
To make or eat stew in your dream, signifies aspects of yourself that are being joined together as a whole. The dream may also be a pun on someone who is named Stew.
I don't know anyone named Stew, so...guess it's the former?
In last night's dream, I remember feeling disoriented by my search for ingredients. I was trying to mimic a style of "anything goes" soup-making that my friend Jamie introduced me to the other night, where anything and everything I had in the fridge was a candidate for the pot. I didn't know what I was making, to be honest, but I knew I needed to start with onions, carrots and celery, all of which I would need to dice very, very finely:
To see or eat onions in your dream, represents the deep layers you need to get through in order to unveil what is really underneath. You need need to dig a little deeper into a situation or problem.
To see or eat celery, represents your need to be cleansed, either physically or emotionally. The dream may also be a pun on "salary".
To dream that you are eating garlic, signifies your practicality and sensibility in matters of the heart; you look for security over love. To see a garlic patch in your dream, foretells of your rise to wealth and prominence in your business.
What does it mean to forget the garlic?
And I recall that I really wanted to include carrots or root vegetables in my soup, and none of those ingredients were on hand. What does that mean?
I typed "carrots", "root vegetables", "forgot the garlic", and more into the dream dictionary, all to no avail.
I guess I'll never know...