• 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 a detective is following you within a dream, it may be a sign that other people want to know more about you. A dream about a police officer or army officer may suggest the importance of following correct procedure or correct behavior. Perhaps an aspect of your behavior in waking life is upsetting others?
Policemen can also represent the father figure, whilst a policewoman can bring to mind a dominant female in your life. A fireman relates to how you deal with your emotions or outbursts of energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the arrest is just, you will have a season of unfortunate incidents.
To see police on parole, indicates alarming fluctuations in affairs.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Feelings of safety and security.
3. Warning against unsafe behavior; misfortune (being caught by police).
4. Guilt, emotional or sexual repression. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the police are chasing you, it suggests that you may be feeling some guilt about something that you have done or have been thinking of doing.
The police could be addressing Karmic Law as well as the laws in our physical world.
If you are feeling that you can’t meet all of your obligations and fear repercussions due to an unmet commitment, the police may be an unwelcome sight. On a more positive note and depending on the details of your dream, the police could symbolize support and protection. Your emotional response to the dream will provide you with good clues to interpreting this dream accurately. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about police is an indication that you will obtain unexpected assistance with a current problem.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To talk with a police officer means that you are in need of advice. See also Meeting and Bailiff / Sheriff.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A source of protection that stands between you and danger (see Angel).
Your conscience is policing your decisions or actions, based on your own sense of morality or lawfulness.
Being arrested by the police may reveal that your current course of action should be figuratively “arrested.” Alternatively, the guilt generated by recent actions, or the fear of failure, causing halted progress.
Freudian: A manifestation of your Super Ego (see Authority Figures).... The Language of Dreams
A dream involving a police officer symbolizes the establishment and its rules and regulations. It may also mean a failure on your part to fulfill and honor your responsibilities and promises.
To dream that you are arrested by the police suggests guilty feelings about your repressed emotions or sexuality.
To dream you are a police officer indicates your moral compass. Your dream may be directing you to a righteous path.
If you have recurring dreams of being a police officer, it may mean a guilty past. Your dream calls for you to look at your acts and wrongdoings from police perspective.
To dream that you are having difficulties in contacting the police suggests ineffectual authority. Take command of a given situation and be in control of the circumstances in your life.
To dream of being pulled over by police suggests taking time off from your busy schedule and refraining from stressful activities.
To see or dream that you are chasing a felon suggests a moral dilemma which you need to resolve.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream that you are a police officer, this represents your own sense of morality and conscience. Your unconscious mind may be trying to guide you down a straight path.
If you dream of being an undercover cop, you are feeling guilty about your past actions.
To dream that you or others are being chased by the police, suggests that you are trying to avoid responsibility for something.... My Dream Interpretation
To see an officer, a desire to be protected.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• Do you need to “police” your own activities more? Or are you doing something you shouldn’t and are scared of being caught?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
See also Arrest, Handcuffs, Jail, Black Maria, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of the police denotes insecurity and dependence.
If the police detain you justly it evidences the presence of guilt. Now, if you are accused of something you have not done it expresses the injustices you suffer in real life: repressions (very often sexual) resulting from norms you must comply to.
If you break the rules, however the dream shows that you need to reaffirm yourself and you wish to overstep the limits imposed by others.
According to tradition, dreaming of a police officer portends that someone you love will help you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The presence of the police in any dream suggests that you are weighing a decision or an idea as to its harm or benefit.
If the police are interacting with you directly, consider what the context of the dream has to offer about your current life choices.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A police car may symbolize an internal authority that helps to resolve your inner conflicts. It may also suggest that you let go of guilt and self-judgment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Aside from the above, a police officer symbolizes constraint and control. Men dreaming about the police feel constrained and controlled. Seeing a policeman: do not get involved in other people’s arguments—you could be seriously harmed. Calling the police: a situation that might have resolved itself is now getting out of hand. Getting arrested: it is high time for you to change your behavior—you were out of control and your actions were ethically and morally suspect. Seeing police officers: what you are about to do is highly improper. Talking to the police: you want to settle a score with someone—however, do it person-to-person, without an audience. Seeing a female police officer: the dream will be emotional in nature.
Depth Psychology: The police officer is a symbol for the internal conflicts you have with conventional rules. On the other hand, the police officer wants to make sure that you at least obey the minor moral laws, and thus is the symbol of your conscience.
An unpleasant encounter with a policeman: a bad conscicncc or guilt feelings.
If the police come as “friends and helpers”: you are at peace with conventional norms, laws, and values.... Dreamers Dictionary
A policeman in a dream also represents the angel of death, a fright, or distress.
If a policeman brings his helpers with him in a dream, it means a scare, sorrows, sufferings, punishment, or a danger. He also may represent an evil person, a perfidious and a harmful beast or a lion.
If someone in authority sees himself befriending a policeman in a dream, it means that he will make a new covenant, or introduce an amendment to the law, or draft a new constitution which he will sign. Ifone sees himselfputting a policeman in prison in a dream, it means that he will engage in a political fight.
(Also see Crocodile; Lieutenant; Mercury’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A feeling of oppression and dissatisfaction, possibly a sign of immature masculinity. This dream image points to the danger of an impersonal and abstract consciousness. It challenges you to find out if you have a mind of your own or are strictly submitting to an authoritarian direction. Does law and order play a big role in your life? Or would you rather be a friend and helper? Maybe you should bring more of your own personality and opinions into the game. Take a chance, be more liberated and more responsible.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(2) If someone in the dream is arrested by policemen, this may symbolize sexuality or emotions restrained by feelings of guilt.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
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