If a detective appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you may be attempting to solve an issue or are worrying about something that needs to be cleared up.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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.... The Element Encyclopedia
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.... Dreamers Dictionary
(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 ... Christian Dream Symbols
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... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
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.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
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.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
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.... Dreamers Dictionary
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.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
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.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
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.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
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.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- When we dream of someone pointing, normally we are having our attention drawn to a particular object, feeling or even place. We need to take note of both who is pointing it out to us (see People) and equally what they are pointing at. We may feel that we are at the receiving end often pointing can be an aggressive act or accusation and in dreams we may feel that we are being accused of wrongdoing and need to look at the validity of our conduct.
2- Pointing in a dream, particularly by one of our dream characters, indicates either that we are being given a sense of direction, or that we are being pointed away from a present action and should leave it behind.
3- A particular way forward is being indicated.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Pointing in a dream, particularly by one of our dream characters, indicates either that we are being given a sense of direction, or that we are being pointed away from a present action and should leave it behind.
If we are being pointed at we may also be being singled out for a particular task.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of someone pointing, normally we are having our attention drawn to a particular object, feeling or even place. We need to take note of both who is pointing it out to us, to gain some idea of the relevance and equally what they are pointing at. We may feel that we are at the receiving end of an aggressive act or accusation – that we are being accused of wrongdoing and need to look at the validity of our conduct. Also consult the entry for direction in position.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
When someone points, he or she is indicating an object or direction that wants specific attention.
It is ultimately a moment of clarity of where to go next.
If a character in a dream is pointing at something, the interpretation will need to connect both to what the person is pointing at and who the person represents as part of your personality. Use the context of the dream to gain a deeper understanding of what you are being asked to pay specific attention to.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming about the police could symbolize many different things, so please consider all of the details carefully.
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
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
Dreams of the police symbolize protection, security, and that you are reinforcing your sense of justice and morality. This dream can also reflect your inner critic and that you releasing feelings of guilt for having done something wrong. See Critic and Judge.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of police signifies issues of power and control. Investigate the nature of the police in your dream - were they helpful or bullying? • Look at issues of authority in your life. Do you feel controlled by others or perhaps you’ve been too controlling yourself.
• 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
Police in your dream are a symbol of security in your life, and even if your dream involved trouble with them, it is an omen of contrary and signifies that you will get unexpected help with a current problem.
See also Arrest, Handcuffs, Jail, Black Maria, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Chances are that the dream relates to your own conscience. Perhaps, you are aware that your behavior leaves much to be desired, and therefore you are trying to arrest yourself. Police embody protection, compliance with established rules, structure, and control.
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 police are ultimately part of the warrior archetype that divides the world into two camps: right and wrong. They are the image that connects to your internal sense of authority as it relates to what is socially acceptable behavior.
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
Authority symbols, police officers enforce the rules in life. Dreaming about police can indicate apprehension over failure to perform or to honor obligations and commitments. It can also be a warning to avoid reckless behavior.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Symbol: The police officer in a dream represents the dreamer’s father.
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
(Crocodile; Guardian; Mercury; Thunder; Watchman) A policeman in a dream represents security and peace, prayers, a secret friendship, a hidden love, protection against Satan or his party, or perhaps he may represent one’s guardian dog.
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
Father figure, authority, and person of respect—in short, a symbol for the superego.
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
Sense of what is socially right or wrong— our feelings of what others would dislike or punish us for; our social rules of conduct rather than our innermost sense of lightness, therefore inhibitions; feelings of guilt or shame. Policewoman: more emphasis on moral issues connected with feeling values. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
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.... My Dream Interpretation