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

War Dream Meaning: From 30 Different Sources


War

see Fight(ing)

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

War

Internal conflicts. There might be a bloody battle be­tween one’s moral code and sexual needs, for instance; or between what we allow ourselves to feel and the self healing process which attempts to release childhood pain; or between intellect and body needs or emotions. Idioms : in the wars; on the warpath; war of nerves; declare war. See attack; fight; soldier under roles; bomb; air raid; unofficial Christ in Christ under archetypes.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

War

To dream of war can be symbolic of the end-times, Matt. 24:6

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

War

War in a dream indicates that shifting boundaries are causing enormous upheaval.

The object of war is for one entity to obtain the land and / or resources of another. Therefore, war in a dream indicates change on such a large scale that it can only be accomplished by the use of major force. Our world is a set of organized boundaries that we know as countries. Our psyches are divided in a similar way. These boundaries are, ultimately, fluid. Things change— sometimes dramatically—which leaves us feeling vulnerable. When the change is sudden and violent, the unconscious may use a dream of war to express the enormity of the internal shift that’s occurring.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

War

Spiritual warfare, literal war

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

War

As a symbol, the disintegration of order inherent in war signifies some kind of conflict in us.

The natural order is breaking down and identifying the source of the conflict – often a difficulty in achieving some kind of balance between the inner and outer selves – will help to bring a sense of peace or closure. Additional information might be gleaned by consulting the entries for argue / argument, armed forces, conflict and fight.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

War

Psychological / emotional perspective: War is ultimately a way of dealing with distress and discomfort. In theory, the outcome should be the re-establishing of order, but this can often only happen over an extended period of time. In dreams, when war breaks out we are dealing with destructive feelings that cannot easily be expressed in any other way.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

War

Material aspects: War is often deliberately engineered rather than spontaneous and tends to have a more global effect than mere skirmishes. It therefore suggests that we need to be fully aware of the consequences that our actions may have on others.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

War

Gives gender - specific: Dreams of war will depend on the experiences in waking life of the dreamer. In a woman’s dream traditionally she would have been on the periphery though this may no longer be true. In a man’s dream he is much more likely to be combative.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

War

A common dream experience if one is a military veteran, a dream about war can also represent conditions that call for aggression (war) or for a resolution (peace treaty).

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

War

Vision: Being ill the midst of a war: you have to face official business, and perseverance is the only way to get through.

If you are taken prisoner: you will meet a powerful adversary who could harm you. Looking at war machinery: extremely difficult times are ahead.

If the war machinery is damaged: your present dilemma is going to ease.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about war means that you are in a difficult situation: you are fighting with yourself. But the dream may also be an indication that you are “at war” with others— spouses, parents, colleagues, business partners, officials, etc. All these conflicts—the result of unrealistic hopes and/or expectations—will come to an end if you make a firm decision. See Fight.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

War

To dream of a war being fought indicates that there will be a great scandal in which you will play a prominent part!

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

War

(Fight) In a dream, war means deception, betrayal, misleading, or trickery. War in a dream also means inflation, rising prices, a plague, food lines, adversities and stress.

If a soldier sees himself fighting an enemy in a dream, it means that he will gain benefits and success in his life.

(Also see War correspondent)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

War

Real fear of war. In addition, confrontation between different parts of the personality of the dreamer: inner conflict. This dream image points to current confrontations with your own aggressiveness. Check to see if you are too aggressive, or if you should express your aggression more directly.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

War

To dream of war is an omen, warning of unhappy conditions at home and in love affairs.

If you dream that your country wins a war, your life will be significantly better in the near future. This dream can also be a normal reaction to upsetting news of war or unrest in real life.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

War

To dream of War and affairs of War, signifies trouble and danger.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

War

1. Chaos in one’s personal life.

2. Hostility toward someone or a group.

3. Feeling that a problem can only be settled with violence.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

War

Dreaming of war, apart from wartime, forebode disputes.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

War

Dreams of a war signify chaos, endings, death, and that you are tearing down old belief structures within you and are undergoing massive transformation with regards to internal conflicts within yourself. Also, dreaming about war can be a venting dream helping you to process and release the shock and trauma from hostile circumstances in your life. See Venting Dream and Fight.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

War

1- In dreams war always denotes conflict. It has a more global cffcct than one-to-one combat, and would suggest that we need to be more conscious of the effect our actions will have on others. We also need to be aware that we are taking part in conflict which is deliberately engineered rather than spontaneous.

2- War is ultimately a way of dealing with distress and disorder.

The outcome should be the establishment of order, although sometimes this can only happen through the passage of time.

To dream of war, therefore, indicates that this natural process is taking place on an inner level.

3- War is a symbol of spiritual disintegration. We need to be aware of what is disintegrating within our lives to understand the full symbolism.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

War

To dream of war, foretells unfortunate conditions in business, and much disorder and strife in domestic affairs.

For a young woman to dream that her lover goes to war, denotes that she will hear of something detrimental to her lover’s character.

To dream that your country is defeated in war, is a sign that it will suffer revolution of a business and political nature. Personal interest will sustain a blow either way.

If of victory you dream, there will be brisk activity along business lines, and domesticity will be harmonious.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

War

Dreaming about a war or a battle suggests that the dreamer has internal conflict. One part of personality or psyche may be battling with another for control and the dream reflects this internal war. Another reason for dreaming about war is that you may be faced with a situation that requires you to be aggressive or assertive and to come to terms with opposition. War veterans and others who have experienced war first hand may, from time to time, have such dreams based on memory and trauma.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

War

Every war concerns the struggle of light against darkness, of good against evil. At the psychic level, it symbolizes the struggle between the subject’s actions and thoughts, because we always have the tendency toward inner unity. According to Jung, this dream reflects an inner conflict; war is being waged between your conscious and unconscious part, between the instinctual impulses and social norms. In oneiric terms, this dream reflects insecurity and fear of the events of life, but it also shows your desire for rebellion against inner oppression. When you see no end of the fight, it indicates that the conflict is not exactly about to be resolved. (See ARMY and ENEMIES)

A time of difficulties and dangers is announced. The dream also predicts family discussions.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

War

It is a forerunner of news detrimental to her lover’s reputation if a maiden dreams of his going to war.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

War

If a man dreams of going to war, he should guard his actions in regard to his behavior toward women.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

War

See Combat, Battle, Bombs, etc.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

War

Fighting within self; rejecting parts of self. All aspects must work in harmony; intellect, intuition, male-female, body, mind, spirit. Need for balance, integration.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

War

People who have been in a war situation may be plagued by dreams that recall their ordeals, but for those who have never seen war, such dreams usually refer to private battles raging either within themselves, or between themselves and other people. Are such battles necessary, or would reconciliation be better than victory? Are you being too hard on yourself? Carl Jung believed dreams of war to represent a conflict between the conscious and unconscious minds, which is a struggle between the deep instinctive forces and the rules of conscious conduct. However, sometimes turmoil is needed in order for the personality to develop and grow.

If you can accept the part of yourself that is trying to find expression, you may be able to draw up a peace settlement. Anger, sorrow or pity are usually found in dreams about war; whichever of these emotions you feel will show the feeling or action in waking life that has provoked the dream.

The clue to the dream’s subject may be found in the identity of the opposing armies, or the landscape, in the soldier’s clothing and the course of the battle may be suggesting a similar action in waking life. Which army did you belong to? If it was a savage army, perhaps your dreaming mind is suggesting that your true allegiance lies with your instincts, but if you belong to a modern, sophisticated army, the dream may be telling you that your inclination is to follow the rule of your intellect.

If you witnessed the outcome of the battle in your dream, or admired the victorious army and its winning tactics, this may give you an indication of how best to resolve the conflict within yourself.

Although war and battle dreams may indicate disagreement between two individuals, they may also point to explosive disagreements between certain groups of people in your life; for example, disagreements in the workplace or differing opinions within the family. Your dreaming mind may be warning you that you will soon be entangled in that conflict and this is especially so if a battlefield features in your dream. The battlefield may indicate the area of conflict and your dream may be indicating whether you should take sides or act as peacemaker. A battlefield scene may also represent your working environment or a battle you are waging with yourself, such as the battle to give up smoking, the struggle to keep to a diet and so on.

If you dream of war, rather than simply a battle, different interpretations are appropriate. War has a more global effect that one-to-one combat or fighting, and this would suggest that you need to be more conscious of the effect your actions have on others. The outcome of war should be the establishment of order, and dreams of wars coming to an end can have a positive interpretation, suggesting that this natural process is taking place on an inner level.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

War

A dream warning of danger of persecution (Gypsy).

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

War

lucky numbers: 01-05-23-36-47-49

armistice, making an: no one wins at the peace talks.

being in a: danger of il ness.

prisoner, a: your opponent has won, change battlefields.

chemical weapons used in a: an end to the hostilities is nearby.

conquest of, a: expect too many favors from others.

documents of: expand your workspace to contain the truth.

ending hostilities in your favor: peace must be fair to last.

losing a: loss of important papers justifying your actions.

making, with someone: persecution of yourself wil stop.

mobilizing for: peace wil soon be announced.

rescuing others from a: have great fortitude, which is appreciated

are rescued from a: friends support your efforts.

town ruined in a, your: make your suspicions public.

trapped by a: break out of the mold set by others.

trying to save self and others: wil be vindicated.

failing: seek legal assistance now.

watching a: misfortune.

winning a: happiness if you rehabilitate your enemy.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

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

Warehouse

To dream of a warehouse, denotes for you a successful enterprise.

To see an empty one, is a sign that you will be cheated and foiled in some plan which you have given much thought and maneuvering. ... warehouse dream meaning

Wardrobe

To dream of your wardrobe, denotes that your fortune will be endangered by your attempts to appear richer than you are.

If you imagine you have a scant wardrobe, you will seek association with strangers. ... wardrobe dream meaning

Warts

If you are troubled with warts on your person, in dreams, you will be unable to successfully parry the thrusts made at your honor.

To see them leaving your hands, foretells that you will overcome disagreeable obstructions to fortune.

To see them on others, shows that you have bitter enemies near you.

If you doctor them, you will struggle with energy to ward off threatened danger to you and yours. ... warts dream meaning

Warden

Someone who restricts and controls others in a prison of invisible bars... warden dream meaning

Wart

Undesirable flaw, i.E. Warts inside the throat depict an untalented voice; warts on the epidermis depict unpopular personality traits... wart dream meaning

Tug Of War

To dream of a tug of war suggests a conflict between good and bad, male and female, positive and negative.

A tug of war may indicate the need to maintain balance through tension between opposites.

To be on the winning side suggests that what we wish to achieve can be managed with help.

To be on the losing side requires us to identify the parallel situation in ordinary everyday life and decide whether to continue.

A spiritual tug of war suggests the need to resolve the conflict between whatever two opposites are presenting themselves.... tug of war dream meaning

Warm

The spiritual temperature when there are no problems arising... warm dream meaning

Warning

The wise will heed a warning; the unwise will not... warning dream meaning

Warrior

To see or dream that one is a warrior represents life’s challenges and one’s ability to confront them. ... warrior dream meaning

Warmth

Often appears alongside sunlight and comfon in dreams; physical comfon and wellbeing; supportive family feelings; love, cheerfulness or hopefulness; feeling of emo­tional situation warming up’. ... warmth dream meaning

Warrant

To dream that a warrant is being served on you, denotes that you will engage in some important work which will give you great uneasiness as to its standing and profits.

To see a warrant served on some one else, there will be danger of your actions bringing you into fatal quarrels or misunderstandings. You are likely to be justly indignant with the wantonness of some friend. ... warrant dream meaning

Warbling

Of birds, assured success (Gypsy). ... warbling dream meaning

Star Wars

.Any of the characters from Star Wars, whether Luke Skywalkcr or Obi-Wan Kenobi, may point to a personal quest for the light against the forces of evil.... star wars dream meaning

Warthog

To dream of a warthog is an indication of a trek into the less obvious parts of your life. Although you may be accustomed to defending yourself with physical or emotional aggression, the warthog suggests to lay down your weapons and explore the more vulnerable aspects of yourself. Be safe in the knowledge that you are able to fight if necessary.... warthog dream meaning

Warble

To hear birds Warbling is a sign of happiness in love.... warble dream meaning

Man Of War

To dream of a man-of-war, denotes long journeys and separation from country and friends, dissension in political affairs is portended.

If she is crippled, foreign elements will work damage to home interests.

If she is sailing upon rough seas, trouble with foreign powers may endanger private affairs. Personal affairs may also go awry.... man of war dream meaning

Ward

One who protects and shelters... ward dream meaning

Wardell

Protective, watchful, peaceful spirit... wardell dream meaning

Warner

Brave defender... warner dream meaning

Warped

That which is twisted into a perverted state of mind or matter; see “perverted”... warped dream meaning

Warranty

A guarantee in a dream is worth more than on paper... warranty dream meaning

Warren

Watchful, protective... warren dream meaning

Warwick

Mighty defender... warwick dream meaning

Warrant, Death

1. One has done something very wrong.

2. Loved one has done something very wrong. ... warrant, death dream meaning

Allah Warning Someone :

If someone sees Allah reprimanding, warning or prohibiting him from doing something it means that he is indulging in abominable actions. He should reform without delay.... allah warning someone : dream meaning

Rural Warden

(Keeper; Plantations guard; Warden) In a dream, a rural warden represents a rich person. Ifhe looks at walnut trees in the dream, it means that he will control business interests for foreign people.

If a warden looks at glass in a dream, it means that he will guard women’s interests.... rural warden dream meaning

War Correspondent

(Correspondent; Exchanging letters; Spy) Exchanging letters between two army camps in a dream means nearing the end of one’s life, quelling a riot, accepting the truth, following what is lawful, death of a sick person, or the victory of an oppressed person. Ifone becomes a war correspondent in a dream, it means that he may become a spy, or be promoted in his field.

(Also see War)... war correspondent dream meaning

Warble Fly

(Enemy; Spy)... warble fly dream meaning

Warrior’s Helmet

(See Helmet)... warrior’s helmet dream meaning

Civil War

Arguing with friends or family, 1 Cor. 1:10 ... civil war dream meaning

Nuclear War

To dream of nuclear war is symbolic of end-time events, Rev. 6:8... nuclear war dream meaning

Warlock

If you dream of a warlock it is a sign that people influenced by Satanic religious practices have been recruited to influence a person or event, Num. 22:7 ... warlock dream meaning

Cupboard\wardrobe

Memory, resources; different roles you play or attitudes and emotions expressed if wardrobe, hidden memories and emotions, such as skeleton in the cupboard, womb. Open, closed or trapped in cupboard: whether we are ‘open or closed’ to other people; trapped in old feelings, sense of isolation. ... cupboard\wardrobe dream meaning

Warehouse / Department Store

Symbol of commerce or greed, but also may refer to an independent life and taking care of the Self. What is offered in the warehouse or department store refers to talents that are available.... warehouse / department store dream meaning

Warming Pan

To dream of a warming pan indicates that you will be going to bed with a stranger.... warming pan dream meaning

Warrants

(see Police, Writing)

Warrants allow access into normally “forbidden” or “private” realms. Through what doors does this paper give you the freedom to glimpse? Take care, however, as the discoveries in such a search can be both wonderful and disconcerting... warrants dream meaning

Warren Beatty

A character obsessed with vanity and unable to be pinned down, Warren Beatty may make a short appearance as Hermes, the messenger god. His reflection to a man may be his inability to commit. He may also deliver the message that it is never too late to embrace: he institution of marriage or a real commitment to a woman. In a woman’s dream, Wrarren may appear as the charming bad-hoy lover who seduces hrr inro thinking that she is the one.... warren beatty dream meaning

Merchandise, Warehouse

Vision: Looking at a lot of merchandise: your business is doing well. Piling up merchandise: admit your miserliness and greed and get it under control! Spending time in a warehouse: you are having a hard time making decisions. Depth Psychology: See Shopping.... merchandise, warehouse dream meaning

Cabinet Or Wardrobe

Beware of treachery among those you trust.... cabinet or wardrobe dream meaning

Warder

To dream of a prison Warder is a “ contrary “ dream, signifying a happy holiday soon tc come.... warder dream meaning

Global Warming

See climate... global warming dream meaning

Mental Hospital / Mental Ward

To dream that you are in a mental institution, indicates a need for you to rest and reset your mind. You need to not be afraid to ask for help and support when you need it.

To dream that you are outside a mental institution, suggests that you are feeling shunned, excluded or ignored by others.... mental hospital / mental ward dream meaning

Warn / Warning

If you dream of someone giving you a warning, this represents a situation or problem that is causing you much stress.

The dream warning may serve to get your attention and encourage you to focus on the real-life problem.

If you faced up to the danger in your dream, you will be successful at overcoming your troubles.... warn / warning dream meaning

Warn

Caution; watch what you are getting involved with. Dream may explain situation to be aware of.... warn dream meaning

Warfare

If, in your dream, you were part of a regiment, this may suggest that you feel safe in numbers, as a part of a crowd or group of people.

If you feel sorrow or guilt or resentment, this may reflect your attitude to the group of people you associate yourself with in waking life. Taking part in guerrilla actions suggests secret plans in waking life, whilst a preoccupation with a helmet and protective clothing may mirror a desire to ‘take cover’ in waking life. A dream in which an invasion takes place may be symbolic of an invasion of your space in waking life, either real or psychological.

If a tank appears in your battle, this is an aggressive phallic symbol. It can also suggest an attack on convention and an indiscriminate flattening of all those who stand in your way. The torpedo also symbolizes male sexuality but, unlike the tank, it delivers destruction by stealth. High-tech missiles, cannon, field guns and other forms of artillery also present variations on the phallic symbol. On the other hand, they may also symbolize obstacles or ‘hot shots’ you feel are against you as you pursue your goals. This may be particularly the case if you are a woman in a stereotypically male profession.

If an air raid takes place in your dream, this indicates emotional attack from people or feelings you have about the events around you. A bomb suggests an explosive situation or sudden events that have produced anxiety. It can also suggest your own anxiety.

If an underground mine figures in your dream, this can suggest bringing to consciousness potential and innate wisdom. A dream explosion with billowing clouds graphically mirrors the damaging consequences of exploding with pent-up fury or tension in waking life.... warfare dream meaning

Nuclear War / End-of-the-world Scenarios

Although you could interpret your dreams literally, a much more likely interpretation is a symbolic one. In this respect, dreams about nuclear war, the earth exploding, stars and planets falling from the sky, or the superpowers declaring war on each other would be a symbol for the ‘end of the world’ as you know it—in other words, some kind of personal upheaval that would completely change your life. Amongst such events, one should consider: the divorce of your parents, having to move house, ending your time at one school and going to another, having your best friend move and so on. Whatever has changed in your life has rocked your sense of things and your peace of mind on a global level. Therefore, rest assured, the dream is probably not about the end of the world, but is instead about a big change in your world. Whatever and however your life has been up until now, it has changed and it will never be the same again; the positive message that you take from such a dream is that you will emerge from this destruction into a fresh, new phase.

Feeling dramatically out of control in your personal life can trigger apocalypse dreams. These may be caused by hormones in adolescence, the menopause or andropause, the death of a loved one (especially a parent), or divorce and other significant relationship losses. The dream visions of the world ending are an escape mechanism to avoid dealing with a world so dramatically changed by new circumstances. In some cases, world-ending dreams feature the dreamer alone amongst generally unrecognized figures, reflecting the dreamer’s sense of isolation in waking life. When interpreting this type of dream, you should ask yourself, ‘How is the world ending and who is to blame?’ This dream may be calling for you to protect yourself against a risk that takes you well outside your comfort zone, to become more involved in a particular cause, or to think again about the rationale of your fears.

If you are religious in waking life, you may have a dream in which significant icons of your faith initiate, or withstand, the massive destruction. Another scenario is that adherents to your religious or belief system are identified in a particular way and thereby survive the destruction. In these dreams, the world is often reordered. Often, these dreams will accompany a time in the dreamer’s life when they feel that the entire world is against them, and it is only their association with something larger than themselves that can provide a resolution to the struggles being faced.... nuclear war / end-of-the-world scenarios dream meaning

Search Warrant

lucky numbers: 02-08-13-30-34-43

being found innocent: suspicion is destructive, no matter how mature.

given to others: financial gains.

handed a: wil be unable to gratify your ambitions.

the cause of a: your guilt is no longer yours alone. ... search warrant dream meaning

Cupboard / Closet / Wardrobe

If you dreamed of opening a cupboard door to find that it opened into an empty room or a room you hadn’t seen before, your dreaming mind is telling you that you are ready for new challenges in life. The time is right to begin a new project or make a change. The dream can also suggest hidden memories and emotions, suggestive of the ‘skeleton in the cupboard’.

If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... cupboard / closet / wardrobe dream meaning

Battlefield / War Zone

In dreams, war always denotes conflict and suggests that you need to be aware of the effect your actions are having on others. Dream battlefields can represent areas of conflict in your waking life, for example conflict with your partner or boss. More typically, however, a war zone is a picture of an internal battle raging within you. A dream of a minefield may be referring to a waking life full of explosive situations and potential danger. Your dream may be reflecting your concern, or urging you to call in an expert and tread with care.

If you find yourself in a trench in your dream, this may express your fear that a current situation is not as secure as you might think. A trench may also be warning against inflexibility and entrenched views. To see or live in a concentration camp in your dream indicates that you are afraid of differences; you are having difficulties accepting others and the way in which they are different from you.

Learn to appreciate diversity and the uniqueness in yourself and in others around you.

If you actually lived in a concentration camp, the dream may signify a situation in your waking life which is triggering similar feelings.... battlefield / war zone dream meaning

War/battle

Universal Landscape: Shifting boundaries.

Dreaming Lens: Were you in a battle? How much danger were you in? Were you connected with others on your side or were you close to the enemy? Were you advancing the front line or attempting to damage the resources of your enemy? Did you know the cause for which you were fighting?

Personal Focus: The object of war is for one entity to obtain the land and/or resources of another. Therefore, war in a dream indicates change on such a large scale that it can only be accomplished by the use of major force. Our world is a set of organized boundaries we know as countries. Our psyches are divided in a similar way. These boundaries are, ultimately, fluid. Things change—sometimes dramatically—which leaves us feeling vulnerable. When the change is sudden and violent, the unconscious may use a dream of war to express the enormity of the internal shift that’s occurring.

There is a distinction between war and battle. War implies an ongoing state of flux whereas battle is the actual shift taking place in a small increment of upheaval and change. If you dream of being in wartime, then your life may reflect a grand cycle of transformation that is currently taking place. Most people living in America have never experienced wartime, but to live under the threat of war is to be in constant, hyper-awareness of danger lurking just about everywhere. If this is the case in your dream, look to where in life your defenses might be running on high. If you dream of an actual battle, then the immediacy of the symbolism implies something much more current in your waking-life. Look to where changes in boundaries are eminent, both in your outside world as well as within, as many battles are with ourselves.

Generally speaking, there are two points of focus for modern war: one is to advance the front line in either direction, essentially shifting the land borders between countries. This connects symbolically to the establishment of boundaries that we must carve out each and every day of our lives. The greater intensity of the war in your dreams, the more intense the daytime conflict being expressed is likely to be. The other focus of war is to destroy the resources of the enemy. This has a more complex symbolism as it involves invasion and aggression; qualities which imply assumption and risk. When this is the focus of your dream, know that you are in some dark and dangerous territory. If you knew the cause you were fighting for, you must add this information to your interpretation.... war/battle dream meaning