To see a gun in your dream represents aggression, anger, and potential danger. You could be on the defensive about something. Or you may be dealing with issues of passiveness/aggressiveness and authority/dependence. Alternatively, a gun is a symbol of power and pride. Perhaps you are looking for shelter or protection in your dream. From a Freudian perspective, a gun represents the penis and male sexual drive. Thus, the gun may mean power or impotence, depending on whether the gun went off or misfired.
To dream that you are loading a gun forewarns that you should be careful in not letting your temper get out of control. It may also signify your ability to defend yourself in a situation.
To dream that a gun jams or fails to fire indicates that you are feeling powerless in some waking situation. Perhaps you need to attack your problems from a different approach. Alternatively, a malfunctioning gun represents sexual impotence or fear of impotence.
To dream that you are hiding a gun implies that you are repressing your angry feelings.
To dream that you shoot someone with a gun denotes your aggressive feeling and hidden anger toward that particular person. You may be trying to blame them for something.
To dream that someone is shooting you with a gun suggests that you are experiencing some confrontation in your waking life. You feel victimized in a situation or that you are being targeted.
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 dreaming of shooting, forecasts for her a quarreling and disagreeable reputation connected with sensations. For a married woman, unhappiness through other women.
To dream that you are hiding suggests that you are keeping some secret or withholding some information. You may not be facing up to a situation or dealing with some issue. However, you may be getting ready to reveal something and confess before somebody finds out. In particular, to dream that you are hiding from some authority figure (police, parent, teacher...), implies feelings of guilt.
To dream that someone is hiding indicates that you are looking for a sense of security and protection.
To dream of hiding represents your fear of confronting an issue. You may have a secret or are withholding the truth. You may have anxiety about facing a problem or revealing weakness. It may also reflect guilt or a fear of repercussions.
To see or shoot a machine gun in you dream suggests that your anger or aggression is out of control. You need to keep your temper in check.
To dream that someone is shooting you with a machine gun implies that a great deal of anger is being directed towards you.
To dream of a machine gun represents decision making that is decimating or wipes out everything in it's way. Never listening to anyone else no matter what. The power to influence or completely remove all obstacles at once. You or someone else that is cutting down everything in their way. Nothing is getting in the your way or interfering with your choices. It might also reflect your attempt to wipe out all competing ideas or goals.
Negatively, dreaming about a machine gun may reflect a total lack of concern for the consequences of your choices. Being unwilling to listen to anything except your own ideas. Decisions that are decimating or "wipe out" everything. Anger that is out of check. Insensitively making choices that will turn everyone you know into a loser. Paranoid jealousy making drastic choices to exterminate opposition or competition. Risking "collateral damage" with sweeping changes.
To dream of being attacked by a machine gun represents a fear of being totally wiped out by a problem or someone's else's overpowering decisions. Feeling that multiple areas of your life are threatened at once. It may also reflect strong competition or someone else's decision that has a big impact on you. An area of your life may be negatively influences all other areas with no concern for your feelings. Alternatively, it may be a sign that you feel you have hurt yourself intentionally never listening to anyone else at all.
Example: A woman dreamed of someone firing a machine gun on a room full of people. In waking like she had a fear that she was destroying multiple areas of her life at once with a big decision she made.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being shot at with a machine gun on the left side of his chest. In waking life he was diagnosed with lung cancer on his left side. The machine gun may have reflected his view of himself choosing to hurt himself smoking for years despite all the people telling him not to. Metaphorically, killing himself by never having to listen to anyone else at all.
To see a shooting in your dream indicates that you have a set goal and know what to aim for in life. Your plans are right on target!
To dream that you shoot a person with a gun denotes your aggressive feelings and hidden anger toward that particular person. If the person you shoot is a stranger, then it indicates that you are rejecting unknown aspects of yourself that you do not understand.
To dream that someone is shooting you with a gun suggests that you are experiencing some confrontation in your waking life. You may be feeling victimized in some situation. If you dream that someone is shooting you in the back, then it means that you are involved with some questionable people who may be harmful to your well-being. It also implies that you are too trusting of others.
To dream of seeing a shooting represents witnessing yourself or someone else making a final decision. A change has been decided on. Aiming for a goal. Choosing to "terminate" your competition or people who you think are working against your best interests.
Alternatively, seeing a shooting in a dream may reflect awareness of something in your life being canceled, stopped, or purposely failed. A fight or conflict of interests in waking life. Feeling that people or life are working against you in some way. Feeling intentionally antagonized, attacked, or embarrassed. Feeling shocked by a sudden loss or setback.
Negatively, dreaming of a shooting may reflect witnessing a shocking choice being made or dangerous change of events.
To dream that you are shooting someone else may reflect a big decision you've made. Getting rid of a partner or problem for good. Making an emotionally dangerous or dramatic decision. Choosing to "terminate" some area of your life. Negatively, it may reflect choosing to turn your back on something good in you life.
To be shot with bullets symbolizes people or situations with the power to control your decisions and feelings. To see another person shoot someone represents one aspect of your personality having the power to control another.
To dream of being shot at, but missed symbolizes people or situations that are attempting to control your decisions. If you shoot and miss someone in a dream it represents your failed attempt to reach a goal or change something. Failure to "terminate" a person or problem.
To die from a gunshot wound represents failure due to a situation or person that overpowered you or took you by surprise. A person or situation was too powerful, resourceful or intimidating. Often a dream symbol that appears when someone is fired from a job or a partner breaks up with them. Feeling purposely excluded, "kicked out" or "fired."
Example: A man dreamed of being shot in his chest. In waking life he went to the doctor to examine some pain and discomfort he was having and found out that he had a serious heart problem. The shooting may have reflected his feelings about life shocking him with sudden health problem.
Example 2: A young girl dreamed of being shot in the head. In waking life she woke up with a severe migraine.
Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing other people being shot. In waking life he experienced co-workers getting fire by his boss.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of shooting people in all directions. In waking life she was suffering from a paranoid mental illness that made her turn on everyone around her.
Example 5: A man dreamed of shooting a lion. In waking life he felt forced to defend himself against a woman whose behavior was becoming too controlling.
Example 6: A man dreamed of fighting and losing a violent shootout with guns. In waking life she was trying very hard to give up his marijuana habit and eventually gave in to his cravings.
Example 7: A young man dreamed of being shot with a single bullet in his cheek. In waking life he got a pimple on his cheek the next day. The bullet may have reflected his feelings about the zit attacking his ability to stay competitively attractive with other boys at school.
Shooting in a dream means heedlessness, or pursu- ing the avenue of women, lust and the company of its people.
Dreaming that you see or hear shooting, signifies unhappiness between married couples and sweethearts because of over-weaning selfishness, also unsatisfactory business and tasks because of negligence. See Pistol.
To dream that you are at a shooting range symbolizes your outlet for your aggression and anger. You need to express your frustrations and negative feelings in a safe and constructive way. Alternatively, the dream refers to your determination and dedication. You are zeroing in on your goal.
To see a shooting star in your dream is a sign of self-fulfillment and advancement. A shooting star is also symbolic of a new birth and big changes in your life.
To dream that you have been hit by a stun gun suggests that you are in need of a jolt or a shot of energy in your life. Alternatively, the dream is a warning that you need to stop and think about what you are doing. Perhaps you need to be knocked into your senses.
To dream of a stun gun represents an aspect of your personality with the power to paralyze or incapacitate decisions, situations, or other people. A stun gun or taser may show up in a dream when the element of surprise or shock can be used to change beliefs or as a defense mechanism.
To be attacked with a stun gun symbolizes situations that totally paralyze your choices. Situations or people that completely change your view of a situation with unwanted surprises.
To see or play with a water gun in your dream signifies you passive aggressiveness. You are expressing your anger in such a playful way that others do not recognize or acknowledge your true feelings. You are having difficulties expressing your real feelings.
To see or use an air gun in your dream symbolizes an unperceived threat. You are letting your guard down in some situation where you need to be vigilant. .
To see an empty barrel in your dream signifies unfulfilled needs and emotional emptiness. If there is something inside the barrel, consider the significance of the contents. If you are putting a stopper into a barrel, then it suggests that you need to hold onto what you have. Perhaps you are feeling a little instable or insecure about your position or status in life.
To dream that you are behind someone suggests that you are offering your support and encouragement for someone. Alternatively, it refers to emerging subconscious thoughts and feelings.
To dream that you are left behind represents feelings of rejection or not fitting into a group. It may also highlight fears of not being able to keep up. You are questioning your abilities and/or may not be utilizing your full potential. If you left something or someone behind, then it indicates that you are ready to let go of the past and move forward.
To dream that you are behind someone, suggests that you are offering your support and encouragement for someone. Alternatively, it refers to emerging unconscious thoughts and feelings.
To dream of a hand gun represents a decisions or control that's self-protective. Not being interested in losing or changing something. Being protective of your choices or decisions.
To dream of having a hand gun held on you by a criminal or evil person represents a negative aspect of yourself that doesn't want to change. A part of you that may not feel that certain positive changes are important or beneficial.
To dream of nail gun or power nailer represents the ability to effortlessly keep a situation staying put. It may also reflect the ability to easily keep multiple people or problems permanently under control.
Negatively, a nail gun may represent a heavy handed approach to preventing a person or situation from getting out of control. Going overboard or the risk of going overboard preventing change.
Example: A man dreamed of firing a nail gun. In waking life he sent a very scathing email to two relatives who were disrespecting him behind his back to get them to stop. The nail gun reflected the ease with which he set his family straight.
To dream that you are in or see a boat signifies your ability to cope with and express your emotions. Pay particular attention to the condition and state of the waters, whether it is calm or violent, clear or murky, etc. Are you "smooth sailing"? Alternatively, you may be ready to confront your subconscious and unknown aspects of yourself. The dream could be telling you not to rock the boat and to stay out of harm's way.
Dreaming that a wave hits your boat and knocks you into the water means that you are letting your emotions guide your decisions. Perhaps you are acting too irrationally.
To dream that you are trying to jump off a boat suggests that you want to confront those difficult emotions and approach your problems head on.
To dream of a boat represents your ability to cope with negative emotions or deal with negative situations. How you are navigating negativity in your life. Your method of confronting problems or getting through difficult problems safely. Safely avoiding troubling situation.
Negatively, boats in dreams reflect feelings of risk associated with a higher degree of uncertainty or instability in your life. Feeling the potential to be overwhelmed by a problem. Feeling heavily involved with a problem that you can't easily walk away from.
Consider the condition of the waters and how it may mirror your waking life. Is it calm or violent? Clear or murky? Are you experiencing "smooth sailing" in a waking life situation?
Alternatively, a boat may reflect your readiness to confront problems or deal with negative aspects of yourself.
A sinking boat may reflect problems in waking life that have overwhelmed you or negative emotions that are too much to handle.
To dream of having missed a boat that was supposed to pick you up represents feelings about having lost an opportunity to safely get through an uncertain or negative situation. Feelings of having missed out on a favor or a chance to be supported with your problems. Missing a chance or missing an important opportunity. Feelings of frustration that you have to face a challenging situation the hard way.
Example: A woman dreamed of getting on a boat to avoid a shark. In waking life she was had changed her regular habits to avoid a man whom she felt was too sexually aggressive hoping that he would eventually just give up and go away.
Example 2: A young man dreamed of his boat tipping over. In waking life he was trying hard to save his relationship with his girlfriend after they had a big fight, but then the girlfriend broke up with him.
In a dream, a fishing boat represents profits and benefits. To sail on an unknown boat or to pilot a boat or to give orders to sailors who are operating it in a dream means marriage to a woman from a country to which the boat belongs, or it could mean doing business in that land. To ride on a ferryboat in a dream means receiving God’s benevolence and kindness in crossing over danger. A boat in a dream also represents one’s relatives. Thus, whatever atmospheric conditions the skies exhibits during the crossing or during a journey by boat, they will manifest in one’s family. In a dream, a fireboat means dispelling anxieties, overcoming distress and adversities.
To sail in a boat or ship on smooth waters is lucky. On rough waters, it is unlucky. To fall into water indicates great peril.
Boat signals forecast bright prospects, if upon clear water. If the water is unsettled and turbulent, cares and unhappy changes threaten the dreamer. If with a gay party you board a boat without an accident, many favors will be showered upon you. Unlucky the dreamer who falls overboard while sailing upon stormy waters.
To see or use a BB Gun in your dream symbolizes an unperceived threat. You are letting your guard down in some situation where you need to be vigilant.
To dream of a BB gun represents decisions out of spite. A BB gun is a symbol you might see when a person or situation tries to limit you and you do what you want anyway.
The symbolism is based on parents not agreeing with a BB Gun's use and children using them anyway.
To dream of a speed boat represents navigating uncertainty, stressful times, or negative situations at a fast pace. You may feel an urgent need to confront a problem. You may be trying to get through a difficult time as quickly as possible. You may also feel rushed or pressured to keep up.
Example: A man dreamed of riding a speed boat across a lake as quickly as he could. In real life he was a gay man who was infected with AIDS. He was trying to leave the gay promiscuous lifestyle as quickly as he could by seeking therapy and the support of friends.
To dream of a paddle boat represents confrontation with an uncertain or negative situation that you perceive as being wonderful. You don't feel a sense of danger or urgency. You may even see potential benefits to taking your time dealing with a problem.
Pregnant women often dream of being in a paddle boat. This may reflect their enjoyment of confronting the challenges of pregnancy.
Example: A woman dreamed of being in a paddleboat and racing the boat far out into a lake ahead of her husband and then finding herself with with aching legs and a headache. In waking life she was pregnant and finding that all the extra housework she was giving herself was giving her non-stop headaches. The paddleboat may have reflected her relaxed feelings towards handling her pregnancy.