The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge

Rocking, cradle

  • the dreamer longs for the peace that comes from the prenatal state of the fetus in the mother's safe womb; since prenatal memories weaken over time, it is clear that this symbol mainly appears in the dreams of children and young people, though also in the dreams of old people who express the subconscious desire for rebirth at the end of their lives (see Basic Perinatal Matrix archetype).
  • an unpleasant feeling in the cradle or while rocking: symbolizes a "bad womb"*57.