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What does it mean to see an gun in a dream?

Gun Dream Meaning: From 28 Different Sources


(1) A gun may be a sexual symbol, representing the penis.

(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 | Eric Ackroyd

See weapons.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

Penis, male sexuality; anger, confidence in defending oneself against criticism, etc.; fears or anxieties; attitudes we use as a defence against our own emotions or realisations—a man might feel depressed about growing old, and defend himself against this with positive thoughts; also the bulldozer emotions we sometimes use against others, like a pistol held to their head. When shot by gun: feeling hun, wounded; fear of sex. Idioms: shot in the arm; shot across the bows; shot to pieces; shot in the dark; long shot.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

As a lethal weapon in the hand of a shadow character, a gun may express the threat of annihilation. As its shape is somewhat like a phallus, a gun may also represent destructive and aggressive male power.

A gun that will not go off could point to your feelings of powerlessness in a challenging situation.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

This is symbolic of the desire to exert power over others. Whoever has the gun is in charge. Connected to the masculine principle, the gun represents male-oriented power in an extreme form.

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 | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

A force of ejection, i.E. “Shooting off one’s mouth”, etc.; An unsuccessful attempt to fire is impotency

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

In Freudian dream analysis, a symbol for physical passion.

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 | Astro Center

The symbolism here reverts to a basic attribute – that of overt masculinity and a strong degree of aggression. Such an attribute can be a positively spiritual one in that truth is incontrovertible and has to be dealt with.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: 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. Particularly in today’s climate of criminal culture, a gun can be seen as a badge of honour and in dreams may signify arrogance and power.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: When under pressure in waking life, the gun in dreams can signify a particularly aggressive action and the result of that aggression. Obviously it can also signify both the actual sexual act and the result.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Gives gender - specific: 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.

For a man to be being shot suggests conflict which may, in fact, be territorial.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Universal Landscape: Power over others.

Dreaming Lens: Were you holding the gun in your dream, or was someone else? Was it laying some place where anyone might be able to pick it up? Was it loaded? Was it being fired? Was it unable to fire? Was it real or fake? Was the gun hidden? Was it being brandished in a threatening manner?

Personal Focus: Whoever has the gun is in charge. Connected to the masculine principle, the gun represents male-oriented power in an extreme form. The key to understanding this symbol is that the power represented by a gun is available to whoever possesses it at any given moment. Even the most timid individual can wind up controlling any interaction if the intimidating power of a firearm is in their hands.

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 over-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 at 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.

Given the role of guns in our culture, how you personally feel about them must figure strongly in how you interpret them as a symbol. The more reticent you are about them, the more power this symbol may have for you. If this is the case, a gun indicates that Shadow material is being explored. However, do not be misled into thinking that the firing of all guns in dreams is murderous or even harmful—a hunter loves his gun like a trumpeter loves his trumpet. Additionally, something being killed off in a dream can actually be a positive thing, such as an old belief or pattern that no longer suits you.

Being wounded (or wounding someone else) in a dream brings us to the idea of the gun wielding great amounts of power. Where the wounding occurs will provide access to deeper levels of understanding of how this power is impacting you, whether positively or negatively. For example, being shot (or shooting someone) in the chest could be thought of as a destructive act, but this could also indicate the need for your heart to be opened up to receive love. This is especially true if there is a situation in your waking life that includes a level of intimacy that is great enough to be frightening on an unconscious level.

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream | Dr. Michael Lennox

The gun is a symbol of aggression and protection.

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 | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

A dream of guns of any type is a dream of misfortune as it denotes an injustice will be done to you or a close friend, on which you will have to spend much time, effort, and money to overcome.

If you see yourself loading a gun you should be careful to guard your temper well.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

Phallic symbol, penis.

Expansions Dream Dictionary | Stewart A. Swerdlow

Guns are generally tied in with arguments and disagreements: small guns (such as handguns) are for small arguments; large guns for big arguments.

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 | Raymond Buckland

To dream about a gun may mean you feel pressured by a male person in your life. It can also represent anxiety and the need for protection. Also see “Shot”.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

To hear the report of a Gun is an omen of illness concerning some loved one, but it will pass away.

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 | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Perception of a problem where only a very difficult solution will solve it.

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 | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

To hear the noise of a gunshot warns the dreamer of mismanagement.

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 | Ella Freeman Sharpe

Dreams of a gun represents a desire for power over life and death, and that you are feeling desperate about asserting your boundaries to get what you need or want.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

also see Weapons

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 | Pamela Ball

This is a dream of distress. Hearing the sound of a gun, denotes loss of employment, and bad management to proprietors of establishments.

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 | Gustavus Hindman Miller

If a woman dreams of shooting at a target, it is a sign that she will be involved in sensational escapades. Such escapades are likely to be connected with jealousy and so this dream should be regarded as a warning against suspicion.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

Sexual energy.

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 | Betty Bethards

Guns, pistols or rifles in a man’s dream typically suggest male sexuality and defenses used against emotions. The unconscious may have selected this weapon to denote his sexual performance and if he fires blanks concerns about failing virility may be indicated. But because a person can feel impotent in other areas of life a misfiring gun may also suggest general feelings of powerlessness.

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 | Theresa Cheung

To hear the report of a gun denotes the death of a friend, a slander, enmity and loss (Gypsy).

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

lucky numbers: 20-26-33-35-43-46

buying a: be wary of whose face you see during target practice.

double-barreled: worries and conflicts to come through bad management decisions.

fired, hearing a: financial problems need to be sorted out before they snowbal .

firing a: your physical fitness and mental energy make it an auspicious time to start a project.

handling gunpowder: your adventure is inherently explosive.

having: should mend your ways before they explode on you.

having a: signifies your present problems incessantly on the verge of dishonor.

hunting with a: are putting off profound decisions in favor of life or death.

loaded, a: unfortunate feeling that violence is your only defense.

machine, a: feel weak and drained of strength.

man dreaming of gunpowder: your recent cantankerous behavior.

woman: are nervous and restless and wil divorce your husband.

young girl: fear of sexual activity if she marries a soldier.

merchant, a: wil dissolve a corporation.

others firing a: wil feel invalided for some time.

receiving a, as a gift: keep your impulses under control.

revolver, firing a: ful of bril iant ideas.

rifle with a bayonet: mistakes need patching up to prevent separation of partners.

shooting a person with a: can put that unpleasant episode behind you for good.

an enemy with a: a lawsuit wil end a harmful relationship.

yourself: can stand alone against any attacks.

shot by a, being: a serious il ness of the heart threatens.

traveling with a: fear of violence.

trigger against the enemy, pulling: wil be greatly criticized.

married woman: dishonor in love affairs.

teenagers: are pushing your actions beyond your ability to be responsive.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

Dreaming Of A Gun | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Gun

38 dream symbols found for this dream.

Air Gun

Offensive words that will come to nothing... air gun dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Air Gun

lucky numbers: 12-16-39-47-53-54buying an: are being deceived easily for your lack of attention. having an: postpone decisions until the complete idea pops into your head. others using an: enemies are endeavoring to destroy you. receiving an: wil be double-crossed in love through idle gossip. ... air gun dream meaning

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days

Air-gun

To have one given you, means an enemy. To fire it, is a warning to postpone decisions for a day or two. ... air-gun dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book

Antiaircraft Guns

One feels under attack, but is ready to fight back. ... antiaircraft guns dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Burgundy

1. + COMMUNITY,2. + COMMUNIUON... burgundy dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Gun / Knife

Guns are associated with power, aggression and, in some cases, masculine energy and sexuality. 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... gun / knife dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Gun Salesman

(Arms) In a dream, a gun salesman is like a police officer and represents an oppressor in general. (Also see Gunsmith)... gun salesman dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Gunfire

Guns are associated with violence, death and war, and to hear a gun in your dream may suggest your unconscious wish for someone to be taken out of your way as they are blocking your progress. A single shot, such as the shot fired by a starter pistol at the beginning of a race, may suggest the pressure you feel if you are under a harsh deadline for completing a project. ... gunfire dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Gunman

1. The accuser of the brethren; Rev. 12:10; Matt. 12:37. ... gunman dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Gunnar

Warrior... gunnar dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Gunplay

Serious combatants. ... gunplay dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Gunpowder

1. One is hostile toward someone. 2. One is outraged. ... gunpowder dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Gunpowder

There is a plot developing to overthrow you; to cast you out of an important position you hold. The plotters are people you had thought to be your friends. See also Powder Flask. ... gunpowder dream meaning

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Gunpowder

Vision: Seeing gunpowder is a warning: stop whatever you are doing or have planned to do right away. Handling gunpowder: you are about to get involved in an adventure that is inherently dangerous. See Cannon, Shooting. ... gunpowder dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Gunpowder

To a man, this dream means a speedy change of residence; to a girl, a wedding with a soldier... gunpowder dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book

Guns

(rifles, assault weapons, pistols) to dream of having a gun is symbolic of being armed with the word of God. 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 ... guns dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Guns

The gun in your dream could represent several different things, so please pay attention to the details and to the mood of the dream. 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... guns dream meaning

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Guns

A dream of guns of any type is a dream of misfortune as it denotes an injustice will be done to you or a close friend, on which you will have to spend much time, effort, and money to overcome. If you see yourself loading a gun you should be careful to guard your temper well. ... guns dream meaning

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Guns

Shots from guns, either big or little, foretell sudden changes in your financial condition, for better or for worse. Seeing big guns in a foit or on a battleship is a sign that you will meet a person of importance. ... guns dream meaning

The Complete Dream Book

Guns

Whether you saw it, heard it, or used it, any type of gun featured in your dream forecasts an injustice, either to you or to someone in your close circle, which you will have to fight hard to overcome. 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. ... guns dream meaning

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Guns

1. Words that wound;2. Accusation;3. Threatening words; Ps. 64:4; Luke 11:21-22; Acts 19:13, 15-16. ... guns dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Gunshot

Gunshots in dreams indicate that you must remain alert. You have to be cautious because unforeseen circumstances can alter your current life. 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. ... gunshot dream meaning

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Gunslinger

Symbolic of being in a battle with spiritual enemies... gunslinger dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Gunsmith

(Arm) In a dream, a gunsmith represents war, arguments, or victory. (Also see Gun salesman)... gunsmith dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Gunfire

Situation is going to result in a fight. ... gunfire dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Hunting With Guns

Searching for trouble that is usually none of their business; see “gun”... hunting with guns dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Machine Gun

Well-equipped for a battle. ... machine gun dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Machine Gun

Symbolic of harmful words or spiritual weaponry ... machine gun dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Machine Gun

Vision: Seeing or hearing a machine gun: someone around you feels guilty—and rightfully so—for what he/she has done. Firing a machine gun represents repressed aggression or the sign of a bad conscience. The dream is a way of relieving tension. Depth Psychology: See Pistol, Rifle, Weapon. ... machine gun dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Machine Gun

During the war or in military service it is natural to dream of guns, but apart from these situations the machine gun can be considered a symbol of the male sexual organ. See Gun. ... machine gun dream meaning

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Machine Gun

If you are using a machine gun in dreams, it means you must respond quickly and with certainty to situations as they arise in real life. However, you must ensure that this aggressiveness not come back on you when dealing with others. If the weapon gets jammed or you lose control over it, your plans will fail despite the effort invested. ... machine gun dream meaning

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Machine Gun

A machine gun’s power rests in its ability to repeat its intention over and over again in rapid succession. 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. ... machine gun dream meaning

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Machine Gun

1. Quarrels and fights;2. Speaking in tongues; 1 Jam. 4:1-17; 1 Cor. 14:2, 4-5. ... machine gun dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Pistol / Gun

Masculine sexual symbol, and a symbol tor aggression always connected to power and achievement. 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. ... pistol / gun dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Shot Gun

Dreams of a shot gun represent intimidation, force and that you perhaps feel backed into a corner. This dream could also signify that you feel forced to do the responsible thing, as in a “shot gun wedding”. See Gun. ... shot gun dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations

Shotgun

To dream of a shotgun, foretells domestic troubles and worry with children and servants. 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. ... shotgun dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Shotgun

See Gun. ... shotgun dream meaning

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Water Gun

If you dream of aiming or shooting a water gun at someone, you them to notice your feelings. 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. ... water gun dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation