To fire it, is a warning to postpone decisions for a day or two.... Mystic Dream Book
• Or you’re running away from something literal in your life or perhaps an emotional or psychological issue. Revisit the dream and face what’s chasing you.
• By accepting who you are, exactly as you are, right now will help you make real progress towards your future and relieve some of the stress.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you do not know your assailant, it may simply be you trying to catch up to you with something important that, if embraced, would allow you to feel more complete.
If you know who is chasing you, the person may have more to offer you if you let him or her catch you. Even if being caught ends in being killed, that death could be a symbolic transformation of such significance as to be the very thing needed to bring your greatest heart’s desires into reality. That is, of course, if you have the courage to stop running and turn around. Sometimes it is part of human nature to be afraid of success, and a dream of being chased is alerting you to stop running from your own magnificence.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it. Ask yourself, who is the one chasing you, and you may gain some understanding and insight on the source of your fears. The dream could also indicate that you are refusing to acknowledge a certain viewpoint or idea. On the other hand, the pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may represent a part of yourself. Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can assume the appearance of a threatening figure. You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser and your dream is calling your attention to your own self-destructive actions. A more direct analysis of chase dreams is that they reflect the simple fear of being attacked. Media hype and overexposure play on this fear and magnify our level of risk.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are being chased in your dream it is important to think about who or what was chasing you, and then ask yourself whether there is anyone or anything in your life that reminds you of your pursuer.... The Element Encyclopedia
Actually being pursued, probably in the sense of being “chased” by a potential lover, employer, or customer. Astrological parallels: Aries, Gemini, Mercury.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The implication is that she has something special which she does not wish to relinquish.
If a man is being chased by a woman or that which he cannot identify then it is usually in response to his fear of being ‘consumed.’... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) If you are doing the chasing, the ‘you’ in your dream is probably your conscious ego and the thing you are chasing is almost certainly some part of yourself that frightens you. Chasing it away means disowning it, banishing it from your conscious life. It might be much better to try to integrate it into your conscious life. At the very least, get to know it and understand it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The example shows how we can be pursued by fears or emotions, and can either continue to avoid them or face them. We are, in a real sense, pursued by what we have created with our thoughts, emotions, action and inaction. What we are avoiding might be sexual feelings; responsibility; expressing what we really feel in public; our fear of death; sense of failure; guilt; emotional pain; grief, etc. We can never escape from ourself, so such feelings may pursue us through life unless we meet them.
Chased by opposite sex: afraid of love or sex, haunted by a past relationship. By animal: one’s passions; anger, natural feelings. By Thing or shadowy creature: usually past experience or trauma, a hurt from childhood. Chasing: something you are pursuing in life; something or someone you want; aggression. See follow. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty.
To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion.
3- Spiritually the image of being chased or pursued suggests either fear of one’s actions, or is a play on words, as in chaste.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you shoot a person with a gun, you will fall into dishonor.
If you are shot, you will be annoyed by evil persons, and perhaps suffer an acute illness.
For a woman to dream of shooting, forecasts for her a quarreling and disagreeable reputation connected with sensations.
For a married woman, unhappiness through other women. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A feeling of being threatened.
3. Worry about the neighborhood one lives in.
4. If one is loading a gun, anger is building.
5. Hidden aggressiveness.
6. Hidden power. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- In dreams the gun has an obvious masculine and sexual connotation.
If a woman is firing a gun she is aware of the masculine, aggressive side of her personality.
If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.
2- It will depend on the other circumstances in the dream how we interpret the use of a gun. We may be using it to protect those things we feel are important to us.
3- The svmbolism here reverts to a more base attribute that of overt masculinity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you hear a gunshot, an argument involving you will soon develop.
If you shoot a gun, you will be the cause of the argument.
If someone shoots a gun at you (regardless of whether they hit you or miss), it means you will be badly hurt by a coming argument. See also Shooting.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A gun that will not go off could point to your feelings of powerlessness in a challenging situation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you see yourself loading a gun you should be careful to guard your temper well.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you hear several reports, the illness will last for a longer period.
If you yourself fire the Gun, you will be the invalid concerned.... Mystic Dream Book
If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.
For a man to be being shot suggests conflict which may, in fact, be territorial.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the dreamer is the one doing the shooting, then he is consciously or unconsciously searching for a partner.
If the dreamer is the one being shot, someone out there feels desire for him.
The release, or need for release, of pent-up anger. Again, if the dreamer is doing the shooting, she needs to control her temper and find a positive way to release her anger.
If she is the victim, then someone is angry with her.
Something important coming up, implying a need to “get out the big guns.” Astrological parallel: Mars/Uranus combinations Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of shooting a person foreshadows dishonor.
The gun, like the pistol, revolver, dagger, or knife, is, by some analysts, considered the sex symbol of the male organism. Hence, the translations of any such dreams can pertain to a sexual impulse.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(2) It may be a symbol of aggressiveness.
If there is any uncontrolled aggression in your behaviour, what is the cause? Are you harbouring guilt-feelings that cause you to be angry with yourself; and does the anger spill over on to other people?
(3) Do you kill someone or some animal with the gun? If it is a parent or partner or sibling, the killing may be a symbol of (unconscious) hostility or resentment. Otherwise, it might be some part of yourself that is symbolized by the victim; in which case you need to remember that every part and function of your psyche - including those that you have repressed - is valuable and has a contribution to make to your attainment of personal wholeness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If shot notice part of the body that has been injured; you are losing energy from that chakra.
If being chased by someone with a gun, you are fearful of own sexuality. See Penis.... The Dream Books Symbols
The masculine principle is related to action and the ability to make things happen.
A gun of any type connects to this universal energy, but with an intensity that indicates a lack of balance or containment. While the presence of a gun may imply a sense of control in a chaotic situation, its deadly and unpredictable nature implies a breakdown of stability and the potential for lethal danger.
The type of firearm is important to consider, as this indicates the amount of power being yielded.
A handgun relates directly to personal power and should be interpreted as what is available to you as an individual. Something with more firepower, such as an automatic weapon, relates to the ability to express strength on a more social level.
The proximity of the gun in a dream indicates where the power currently resides. Holding the gun puts the dreamer in a position of ownership, but the level of confidence (or lack thereof) should be noted. Having a gun aimed at you indicates that some character aspect of your personality is demanding to be heard and dealt with.
If this is the case, your interpretation needs to include working with whoever yielded the gun in your dream. Brandishing a weapon could indicate a need to be seen as powerful in some area of your life.
A hidden or concealed gun indicates elusive power that is felt though not flaunted.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The dreamer may feel the need for protection from real or perceived danger.
The gun can also symbolize aggressive male sexuality.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If a gun appears in a woman’s dream, it may indicate her desire to be more assertive sexually.
If you are shooting the gun in the dream, you may be behaving in quite an aggressive way in waking life. Are you defending yourself in the dream or shooting for pleasure? If you are shot by a gun, you may be feeling wounded or the target of criticism or hurtful comments in waking life.
If you shoot the gun in your dream, this suggests anxiety about expressing emotions or hidden hostility.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the gun is a weapon you carry in the dream, it may be a symbol of your personal power but if someone is threatening you with a gun, it may suggest their power over you.
If you are having trouble finding or using a gun in your dream, this may represent your indecision and confusion. Knives represent emotional experiences that are hurtful... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Gunsmith)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. One is outraged. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The plotters are people you had thought to be your friends. See also Powder Flask.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To have a gun pointed at you is symbolic of being under attack by spiritual enemies or people. Guns are also symbolic of the weapons people use against each other (curses, lies, mischief, slander, and insults) Ps. 10:7 ... Christian Dream Symbols
The gun could symbolize the male sex organ, aggression, harshness, and fear. This dream may have sexual connotations, or your unconscious mind may be telling you not to harbor your negative feelings but express them more freely before they become explosive. On the more positive side of things, the gun could simply represent your need to protect yourself either emotionally or physically or both.
If the gun in the dream is used to hurt or kill you or someone else, please consider your current difficulties, hostile feelings or serious arguments, which you may have within yourself or with others. See Also: Shooting, Blood... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you see yourself loading a gun you should be careful to guard your temper well.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Seeing big guns in a foit or on a battleship is a sign that you will meet a person of importance.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of loading a gun is a strong caution against giving way to temper.
A dream of gunpowder indicates a sudden change of occupation for a man; for a woman, it means an unexpected change of residence.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If in the dream you enjoy shooting, you will have good luck. If, however, you are frightened, the dream portend difficulties. Shooting up at the stars is, universally, an advantageous and promising dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Gun salesman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream is a way of relieving tension.
Depth Psychology: See Pistol, Rifle, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the weapon gets jammed or you lose control over it, your plans will fail despite the effort invested.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The image of a bullet landing on its target is about violent penetration, driving some point home aggressively, or being attacked by the ideas, thoughts, and expressions of someone else.
The machine gun takes this entire sensibility to another level through automated repetition. Any association that you make with shooting a gun, such as anger or retribution, could be escalating if a machine gun is featured in your dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The dangers and the potentialities of self-determination are emphasized here. It also means: come to the point; hit your target—or better not hit it—and conclude something or begin something new.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable. See Pistol, Revolver, etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the animal is watching you, your unconscious is reminding you not to forget or neglect the instincts that it represents.
If the animal is attacking you, this could indicate that you are in the grip of a rage that you fear you may unleash. Your dream is urging you express or deal with your anger in a controlled way.
If an animal is chasing you in a dream, this may suggest that in real life you are in flight from some area of your personality that wants to be expressed.
If you are trying to find refuge from animals—either by building a defense or running away—this indicates a struggle with instincts that threaten your safety in waking life. In some cases dreams of being threatened or attacked by animals may be telling you that you are repressing your instincts—perhaps being too civilized— and you should try and loosen up more. Being bitten by an animal could indicate aggression from someone close to you or that our own aggressive instincts are not under control. Any threat from a sinister animal suggests fears and doubts you may have about your ability to manage your emotions. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY.
If you hear animals making sounds in your dream, you need to consider what these sounds mean to you in waking life and then to make a symbolic link. For example, if you hear an animal barking, wailing or whining for attention, these sounds could be calling your attention to the qualities that that particular animal represents to you.
If you hear ominous growling, roaring or cackling, it could reflect pent-up anger either within yourself or another person.
If you hear braying, it could indicate a need to overcome basic animal instincts.
If you hear bleating, you may be taking on new cares and responsibilities that could be positive or negative depending on your attitude towards them. See also SENSES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that someone confronts you with a water gun, maybe they are trying to tell you something that you’re not hearing, or you might feel that person is pushing their feelings onto you.... My Dream Interpretation