Using the first dream for fortune telling
Since ancient times, in Japan, it has been customary to use what appeared in your first dream to tell your fortune for the year.
In order to have a good first dream, some people sleep with a picture of the treasure ship of the Seven Lucky Gods and a picture of a ‘Baku’ (a supernatural being that resembles a Tapir, said to devour nightmares) under their pillow.
Out of the ‘good luck dreams’ the most famous ones are known as ‘Ichifuji’, ‘Nitaka’, and ‘Sannasubi’. All of these three fortunes are auspicious and Joyous, they are the best 3!
Mountain dreams are said to represent difficulties and achievements, but since Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, it means a successful career that fulfils high goals and ideals. It will also be a year of prosperity.
A hawk that dances in the sky and catches its prey with its sharp claws, a suggestion to seize the opportunity. Since it dances high and strong in the sky, it is said that it shows the power of action and leads to the realization of freedom and dreams.
This means to ‘get things done’ and expresses wealth and prosperity of descendants such as making a fortune or having a child.
There are many other dreams that are said to be auspicious, so you may find it interesting to have a look online for the rest.