The chalice is symbolic of the source of inexhaustible sustenance, abundance and the Holy Grail. Because of this religious significance, the chalice usually represents something that may seem to be unattainable except without a great deal of effort. From medieval times the chalice has been associated with the symbolism of the heart, containing the life-force. In the full chalice this is represented by wine - wine and blood sharing the same meaning. In dreams the chalice represents the feminine. It can also represent an important event or ceremony. In a womans dream the chalice tends to represent her sense of Self and her connection to the ultimate. In a mans dream it is more likely to be symbolic of his quest for autonomy. To enhance your understanding consult the entries for Blood, Cup, Goblet and Quest.