How the world unfolds before us - and how we can influence that - is symbolized in spiritual terms. Unfolding gently and without force is one way of developing spiritual awareness. A new idea or way of thinking holds a great deal of potential, as yet untapped. At an early stage we can only hope that it will fulfil its promise. To dream of a bud is to recognize the unfolding of a new way of life, new experiences or new emotions. To dream of a bud dying or shrivelling up indicates the failure of a project. Also consult the entry for Flowers.