In a spiritual sense time has no relevance, being a man made construct. The Realization of Age and Time, being a valid concept, is signified by a clock. The image of Father Time as an old man signifies changes brought about by the passage of time. For time to be significant in a dream there is usually the necessity to measure it in some way, or to use a period of time as a measurement. Usually we are only aware of the passage of time often symbolized by a clock or watch or that a particular time is meaningful in the dream, it is part of the dream scenario. The time in the dream may symbolize a particular period in our life as follows: The daylight hours will thus suggest our conscious waking life. Where several days (or other long periods) appear to have passed we are conscious that some other activity, which is not particularly relevant to us, has been going on in the dream. If we think of our lives as being a day long, the hours of the day will refer to a specific time in our lives. Thus, afternoon is a time of life when we can put our experience to good use; evening shows a more relaxed time; mid-day indicates we are fully conscious and aware of our activities. In the morning the first part of our life or our early experience is being highlighted, whereas night may be a period of depression or secrecy. We may be introspective or simply at rest. Twilight can indicate a period of uncertainty and possible ambivalence insofar as our direction in life is concerned. Watching the clock indicates the necessity to make time work for us. The clock hands or digital numbers in a dream may be indicating those numbers that are important to us. To be early for an appointment in a dream suggests having to wait for something to happen before we can carry on our lives. Being late shows our lack of attention to detail or the feeling that time is running out. Consult the entries for Calendar, Dawn/Day And Night, Evening, Night and Numbers for further information.