Marriage

Marriage and weddings symbolize merging and union. If the wedding is your own, it becomes the classic representation of the merging or union of different sides of you, usually adopting the Anima or Animus. You may be making a commitment to adopt a certain behavior. Sometimes you will dream of attending a wedding that is not your own and have the sense of not remembering who the people were that were getting married. This portrays adopting behaviors that are not necessarily right for you, or opening to behaviors that are unfamiliar. The other symbolism related to the wedding becomes important in recognizing how you may be going through the ‘ritual’ or routine of public acceptance. See also Anima/Animus under Archetypes and Universal Characters.