Sand – Sand is a symbol of time and of infinite possibility. In its most common form, sand is seen either on a beach or in an hourglass. Sand running through the fingers or an hourglass is the most direct symbol of time. Dreaming of this indicates that the time is running out for something to be done, for a choice to be made, or a project to be completed. It is important, if you dream about sand running through fingers or an hourglass, for you to focus on the project at hand and get it completed in a timely fashion to avoid negative consequences. Sand on the edge of the ocean represents the vastness of the subconscious, and may signify a level of fear or intimidation that you feel when confronted with ideas or truths from your subconscious.