To begin interpreting your own dreams, the first thing you should do is start a dream journal. This doesn't need to be anything fancy, just a simple tablet that's used specifically for this purpose will be sufficient. Keep your dream journal and a pen or pencil handy right next to your bed. The first thing you should do upon awakening is to jot down as much of the dream as you can remember. Later in the day, when you are much more clear headed, you can go back to your journal and circle the key elements in it.
Key elements to look for are:
The next thing you will need to interpret your dreams with is a dream dictionary. There are many wonderful books available on the market today. You can buy one of these or use our handy online dream dictionary free of charge (see left menu). Start with the key elements you have circled in your journal. The main object in the dream will be the most important. Try looking up the main object and jotting down the meaning of it. Also, look up any elements surrounding the main object. For instance, if the main object in your dream was a ball, and the ball was red, you would want to find the definitions for both BALL and RED. Continue doing this for all key elements in your dream. When you are finished you should go back and read the different definitions. You will notice that the definitions will have similarities between them. By putting them together, you should come up with the meaning of your dream.
Remember no two dreams are alike and no two people are alike. Therefore, everyone's dream interpretations will be different. With a little practice, you will find that dream interpretation gets much easier and soon you will no longer need your dream journal anymore.