flag image
What does it mean to see an flag in a dream?

Flag Dream Meaning: From 21 Different Sources


A flag is an emblem of a nation and is given to draw attention to that particular country for prayer.

A flag can also be a symbol of God’s love and protection for an individual, Ps. 60:4

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


The flag is a symbol itself and always represents something such as a country, a state, or an organization. In a dream, the flag represents another thought or feeling, depending on the nature of the flag. Something that looks or feels governmental or political might connect to the structures of your life.

A white flag suggests that you need to surrender something that is occurring for you.

A red flag is a warning that is often unheeded.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox



Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


Spiritual crusades and journeys often require certain standards of behaviour and flags in dreams will often symbolize an idea or principle.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: Any national flag will signify a degree of patriotism that may be necessary, or possibly the need to be more militant. Now with its connection to international sport, a flag can suggest an opportunity for exhibitionism.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: A flag in a dream will have the same meaning as a banner – that is a standard or a place round which people with common aims and beliefs can gather. It may represent old-fashioned principles and beliefs.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Symbol: The flag is a symbol of victory.

Vision: If you are carrying a flag: you will gain respect. Looking at many flags: political power struggle in your country. Carrying a black flag: hostility. Lowering a flag: you have regrets about past action.

To see many flags flying in the wind: unpleasantness or even sorrow. Women seeing a flag pole or carrying a flag: reveals sexual desires.

Depth Psychology: The flag is a symbol of your life’s goals and ideals. Are you contemplating new projects, new goals, or plans?

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


To dream you see a flag waving means you may be in great danger from enemies.

To carry or raise a flag means you will receive some mark of distinction.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


(Banner; Woman) In general, flags in a dream represent leaders, governors, judges and scholars. Carrying a flag in a dream means signing a marriage contract.

A flag in a dream also means avoiding a dispute. Carrying a flag and a spear in a dream represents one’s death or the sudden death of his son.

A hoisted banner inside one’s house in a dream means a funeral. Carrying a flag in a dream also connotes a woman. Carrying a red flag in a dream also could represent an evil woman.

If it is a white flag, then it represents a pious and a chaste woman. Carrying a flag of many colors in a dream represents a corrupt woman.

If one is given a flag to carry, and if he leads a parade of colorful flags in his dream, it means that he will rise in station and receive honor.

To take a flag away from someone in a dream means removing him from office.

If one sees a black flag in a dream, it could represent an ominous woman.

A black flag in a dream also represents a man of knowledge.

A white flag in a dream represents jealousy.

A yellow flag represents an epidemic disease and a green flag means a journey by land.

(Also see Banner; Colors; Honor; Laurel)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Passion, intellect (Air, Wind) and idealism; but also war. See Standard.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


To see your national flag in your dream, signifies peace and/or prosperity.

To see a flag of a foreign nation, denotes a breach of trust between friends.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


1. Phallic symbol, potency.

2. Honors in the offing.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


To see a flag means peace of mind for the dreamer.

A racing flag warns the dreamer to relax a little.

A torn flag, shame because of a misdemeanor.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe


Dreams of a flag represent an affiliation of which you are proud. Perhaps this dream represents familial or national pride, or maybe you desire to outwardly share your innermost feelings and beliefs.

If the flag is being waved, then you are proud of what the flag represents.

If the flag is being burned, then you are ashamed or against what the flag represents.

If the flag is white, then you are declaring surrender.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


also see Banner

1- A Hag in a dream will have the same meaning as a banner - that is, a standard or a place round which people with common aims and beliefs can gather. It may represent old-fashioned principles and beliefs.

2- The national Hag will signify a degree of patriotism which may be necessary; or possibly the need to be more militant.

3- Spiritual crusades often require standards of behaviour.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream of your national flag, portends victory if at war, and if at peace, prosperity.

For a woman to dream of a flag, denotes that she will be ensnared by a soldier.

To dream of foreign flags, denotes ruptures and breach of confidence between nations and friends.

To dream of being signaled by a flag, denotes that you should be careful of your health and name, as both are threatened.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


An important feature of flags is they are placed on top of a pole or mast. This elevation symbolizes the exaltation of victory and self-assertion of a community. For these reasons, in dreams, a waving flag suggests you need encouragement to move forward, a backup that provides safety.

If you are carrying this flag to the top of a mountain it means that you will soon attain your goals. But if you lose it or it is stolen from you, you could lose the position you hold. It also has a sexual interpretation due to phallic connotation of the mast; If the flag hangs loose from the top of the mast, it may be a strong symbol of sexual unconfidence, impotence, or frigidity.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


A woman who dreams of a waving flag is likely to find that some man whom she believed to be indifferent is very much interested in her.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


An identity (such as identifying with a certain nationality or religion).

A message or signal (such as a warning, or the start or end of a race).

An occasion (such as a celebration).

Consider the type of flag, any specific symbols or colors, and the flag’s role in the dream.

See also: Country; Nationality; Region; Symbol

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Celebration of new changes taking place.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


lucky numbers: 04-09-15-24-31-43

American, waving an: wil perform a difficult task with honor and dignity.

hoisting: may fight amongst yourselves, but close ranks against any outside attack.

black, a: your hostility wil rupture confidence among friends.

brown: big friendship.

gold: wil do business with people far away.

green: good fortune in love affairs.

light blue: promotion within employment.

navy blue: wil have prosperity through others.

red: warning of quarrels with friends.

white: success in own undertakings.

yellow: important changes in your affairs.

carrying a: respect wil come to you.

floating in the breeze: wil escape from threatened misfortune.

half-mast, at: a calamity beyond normal sympathy.

lowering a: regret your actions.

pole, a big: admiration for a victorious soldier.

breaking a: hard work.

signaled with, being: failure to observe the terms and conditions of your good name.

viewing a display of: triumph of your territorial imperative over enemies.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

11 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


(see Locations, Pictographs)

A means of self-identification. What image appears on the flag, and what does it say about your true self?

Battered flags indicate some type of war being waged, often on an emotional level. Raising flags represents honor and remembrance of traditions.

Flags flying at half-mast represent a literal or figurative death, or some type of memorial. This can be circumstantial too, like the death of a relationship, or the ending of a job.

Allegiance and devotion. In what condition does the flag appear? If torn in two, this can represent divided loyalty or a conflict of interest. Also note the country, state, or city the flag represents for more insight.... flags dream meaning

Army’s Flag

(Banner; Flag) In a dream, the flag of an army represents a pious man, a scholar, a religious doctor, a spiritual leader, an ascetic, or a rich and a generous person who is an example to others. Ared flag in a dream means war, while a yellow flag means a plague.

A green flag in a dream means a blessed journey, while a white flag means rain.

A black flag in a dream means drought and doubt, or it could mean a rainstorm. Sighting the flag of an army in a dream means finding one’s way or finding guidance.

For a woman, seeing a flag in her dream means getting married.

(Also see Banner; Colors; Flag)... army’s flag dream meaning


(See Flag)... flagship dream meaning

Pirate Flag

Symbolic of an impending attack upon your life or another person’s life ... pirate flag dream meaning

Banner Or Flag

A good omen, but it concerns your personal position rather than your business affairs. ... banner or flag dream meaning


To drink from a Flagon of wine is a foreboding of illness, which you may, however, avoid by careful living.... flagon dream meaning

Flag / Banner

interpreted upon 4 sides: honor, travel, glory, high standing, good condition.... flag / banner dream meaning

Twirling Flags

Warnings coming to your awareness. ... twirling flags dream meaning


Some people are very strict with themselves, so they tend to dream of flagellation. This represents their reproaches against themselves. Through flogging you punish yourself for what your “internal judge” considers wrongdoing. Moreover, this mechanism also diverts attention from any other pain or uncertainty you may have. In short, the dream reveals that there is a negative aspect you should change in your life.... flagellation dream meaning

Flags And Their Symbolism

The way in which a flag is treated in your dream may represent the feelings you have towards the country that flag represents.

If it is dirty, burned, torn or trampled on, this may suggest anger against those who have attacked the country or anger against the country itself. A sea of waving flags in a crowd may suggest benign patriotism or a sense of foreboding about excessively strong nationalism.

If the flag is unknown, it may be a tribal emblem of your entire network of family and friends. Do you feel supported by them or neglected? Your positive or negative attitudes towards the flag in your dream may reveal your unconscious feelings on this issue. As always, the colors of your particular flag—whether or not the flag is known to you or associated with a country you have been to—will be significant.

As far as the universal symbolism for flags is concerned, you can ascribe meaning to certain symbols, but bear in mind that your personal associations should be considered first. For example, the cross in the flags of Greece, the Scandinavian countries and Britain is a symbol of Christianity, but it may be telling you something else.

Similarly, the Arabic writing on the flag of Saudi Arabia saying ‘There is no god but God, Mohammed is His Messenger’ and ‘God is Great’ on the flag of Iraq are also Islamic messages. The Star of David on the flag of Israel is an ancient Jewish symbol.

Religious symbolism can also be expressed via color. Green is often used in the flags of Arab and Islamic countries, such as Libya, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia; the flags of Kuwait, Jordan and Palestine all contain a green stripe. The flags of Turkey, Tunisia and Pakistan include the crescent moon, another traditional Islamic symbol.

Communistderived flags may include a hammer and sickle, as in the flag of the former USSR and the current flag of Angola, or a red background, such as the flags of China and Vietnam. The eagle has been used as a national or imperial symbol since the times of the Roman Empire, which was a huge and enduring Christian territory for over a millennium. Consequently, many Christian, imperial and other aspiring successors and hopefuls have adopted similar emblems, including Germany, Egypt, Russia and the Orthodox Christian Church.

Other symbols in flags can be self-explanatory, such as the ‘R’ in the middle of the old Rwanda flag, or they can be explained by the history, geography or flora and fauna of a country, such as the cedar tree in the flag of Lebanon.... flags and their symbolism dream meaning

Emotions As Dream Flags

Emotions as the Music of Your Dreams. Not everyone is a music aficionado, but you know when a song or a piece of music pleases you. Great music can alter your feelings, bring longing into your heart, or incise a wound you forgot was there. By the same token, listening to music that you do not care for is like hearing a discordant clash of sounds; it can make you cringe or back away. Emotions are the music of your dreams. Whether a dreams uplifts you or makes you balk, your reaction is part of the message. Not only are the emotions within the dream important; the emotions you feel as you wake up, are also meaningful. Did you go to sleep feeling unhappy, then woke up floating on a cloud and feeling great, after a dream? Did a dream jolt you awake, filling you with trepidation? It is all part of the emotional music in dreams, as explained here.


EMOTIONS AND DREAM MESSAGES. According to step one of the five-step technique, what you feel during the dream or what you feel about the dream after you wake up are the first clues to its meaning. If you see a huge lion enter your yard, yet it lies down, looks friendly, and you feel content at the sight instead of terrified, the positive feelings indicate that the message is not about being in danger. Or suppose you dream of your spouse in the kitchen losing their temper and smashing a plate in anger, but in the dream you remain calm and continue to wash the dishes. The dream may speak of the angry sparks that flew during an actual disagreement between you and your spouse, yet your serene attitude in the dream hints that the real-life situation can be resolved by staying calm.

STRONG DREAM EMOTIONS GET YOUR ATTENTION. A dream scene can pack an emotional punch and it does so to get a point across about an issue that needs your attention. A scene of almost drowning can be a metaphor for feeling overwhelmed, a child having a tantrum may indicate someone acting childish or a circumstance veering out of control, and an explosion may relate to an explosive relationship or situation. When a dream creates supercharged metaphors that affect your emotions, the strong reaction you feel to the images is a red flag that tells you the message is important.

YOUR REACTION TO A DREAM CAN JUMPSTART CHANGE. Suppose you have a dream that creates feelings of emotional upheaval in you for hours or even days. Though that sounds bad, sometimes a dream deliberately “creates” turmoil in you to stimulate a change in you. Intense reactions that leave you reeling, emotionally, can invite a change in attitude or push you into a new perspective. For example, a senior in college who is slacking off from his studies dreams that he has failed a final exam and will not graduate. The dream feels so real that it scares him into studying. Or, a man in a dead-end job dreams that everyone around him gets promoted, except him. The anguish the dream evokes in him spurs him to investigate ways to move forward in his career.

EXAMPLE 1 OF DREAMS THAT JUMPSTART YOUR FEELINGS: HAVING SEX WITH SOMEONE YOU DESPISE. Dreams of having sex with someone you cannot stand are common. A woman dreams that she has sex with a boss she despises, yet to her surprise, the passion in the dream feels real and magnificent. She wakes up confused, aware that she hates her boss but finding it hard to dislike someone with whom she has just had great sex. Because of the dream, her feelings of hate for him are now in flux; the dream softens and changes her attitude to her boss, allowing her to make a fresh start in the relationship.

When people dream about having sex with someone they dislike, their first thought is that the dream points to a secret attraction to that person. Usually, that is not the case. Instead, because prolonged animosity toward another is unhealthy (emotionally and psychologically), the psyche manufactures an intense, pleasant experience to jumpstart a change in attitude about that person. A wise man once stated that the best way to deal with an enemy is to turn him into a friend. A dream of having sex with someone you hate arrives as a peacemaker, initiated by your psyche.

EXAMPLE 2 OF DREAMS THAT JUMPSTART YOUR FEELINGS: BLESSINGS FROM A DECEASED LOVED ONE. A depressed man dreams of his dead father, the only person who truly understood him. The father hugs his son, tells him how proud he is of him, smiles, and then disappears. The dreamer wakes up elated; his depression has lifted.

Dreams that jumpstart a change can at times accomplish more than hours of encouragement by a friend or therapist, and can have an ongoing impact on the dreamer.

DREAMS AS A THERMOMETER OF YOUR FEELINGS. In life’s daily rush, it is easy to get out of touch with your emotions. When riding a roller-coaster of ups and downs, dreams can help you notice your feelings and cope with the problems behind those jangled emotions.

At times you may ignore your feelings or feel overwhelmed by them. Dreams help you notice your feelings and label them, so that you can begin to deal with them. Watching yourself in a dream where you are riding a merry-go-round that will not stop can feel terrifying, and can be a metaphor for feeling emotionally out of control. Or, seeing yourself parachute out of an airplane, gliding joyfully through the sky, may put you in touch with the pride you feel about a successful accomplishment.

Suppose you are trying to be patient with an annoying work associate but they still drive you crazy. One night you dream that you punched out the co-worker. The dream is not suggesting that you hit your associate. Instead, the dream mirrors your frustration and invites you to fix your reactions to that associate, reactions that are creating knots in your feelings.

A dream can also indicate whether your emotions are surging or sinking. If a shy man dreams of giving orders at work as if he were a drill sergeant, the dream may hint that he needs to speak up and is capable of doing so; it invites him to come out of his shell. If a confident businesswoman dreams that her staff hide under their desks when she walks by, the dream is hinting that her confidence has veered into overbearing. It invites her to soften her stance with her employees.

EMOTIONS AS A MESSAGE TO SELF. Counselors often view emotions as “messages to yourself.” For example, a scene of depression in a dream can point to a hidden hurt that needs to be expressed. Anger can point to strong feelings that need to be channeled into leadership. Arrogance may mask a lack of confidence or indicate a desire to be appreciated. When the emotional impact is strong or leaves you puzzled, see whether the emotions are a message to yourself.... emotions as dream flags dream meaning