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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

GUNS : How would you feel if someone pointed a gun at you? Obviously you would feel confronted. Dreams often use symbols as metaphors for situations which are similar in your own life. So a gun dream could represent confrontations in your mind at present. In practice dreams with guns can often just mean "yesterday she confronted me". Dreams tend to be more about things that have just happened. Other dreamers had had similar meanings - in real life they had been targeted for criticism. So pointing a gun obviously could be a metaphor for someone blaming you or criticising you personally.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Does someone continually spot mistakes making you feel quite inhibited?
- Were you totally blamed for something yesterday?
- Was something highlighted by others yesterday?

KEY WORDS : Inhibited, focusing, confrontation, blamed

KEY PHRASES(Our dream studies have shown that these types of feelings have been linked to gun dreams) :
- "My INHIBITIONS were obvious"
- "I told him PRECISELY"
- "she picks up on my every fault "
- "The FOCUS was concentrated on her"
- "I got totally blamed"
- "there was a CONFONTATION"


SEE ALSO : Killing : Fighting : Deaths : Police : Unknown men : Knifes : Drowning
DREAM STUDIES : Guns,knives and Fights : Rapes and intruders : Police : Guards : Unknown men : Deaths : Guns
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of guns in dreams?
Guns scare people in dreams who obviously fear that a dream maybe a premonition. However guns are not such negative objects in reality. In dreams a gun symbolises how something has become the centre of attention.

Guns can be linked to confrontation and anger within our lives. E.g.

"She is very uptight and explosive and I don't want to get involved too much because she may FOCUS her anger on me" [Dream Dictionary - gun dream][the dream which this quote is based upon is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I cannot talk to my friend now without him FOCUSING on my own politics - its crazy. He has just become obsessed by human rights and politics" [Dream Dictionary - gun dream]

"They saw me and CONCENTRATED on me rather than the others. They don't like me"[Dream Dictionary - guns dream]

"I am always in such a rush and get ANGRY at those around me"[Dream symbol - gun dream]

"I CONFRONTED my brother and made him do it" [Dream Dictionary - gun dream]

"My boyfriends ex simply has not got a good word to say about me. I simply try to avoid her as confronting her would simply imflame the situation" [Dream Dictionary - woman targeting gun right at me]

A gun may symbolise an inhibition within you. It captures moments when our nerves overcome us and we feel like everyone is looking at us. E.g.

"I know my inhibitions are very strong. Its OBVIOUS that I am nervous in front of my crush" [Dream Dictionary - fear of gun dream]

"I am really daunted by starting these classes. I will feel quite INHIBITED." [Dream Dictionary - Gun dream]

Guns can symbolise how people are focusing their attentions on something. E.g.

"I told them PRECISELY what was wrong with their system" [Dream symbol - rifle dream]

"well I wish to make the system flexible so that people can FOCUS EXACTLY on what they want" [Dream Dictionary - shooting dream]

"I was trying to tell her exactly how he behaved and how getting back together with him was a bad idea"[Dream Dictionary - sniper rifle]

"My fears right now are going in every direction. I am FOCUSING on all sorts of problems" [Dream Dictionary - machine gun dream]

"I started to chat her up and come on strong with her. I really FOCUSED my efforts on her" [Dream Dictionary - rifle dream]

Guns can have a negative symbolic meaning though. Guns are a symbol of focus and maybe connected with someone blaming you for something or you blaming them . E.g.

"I know I nearly caused an accident yesterday. But my mom told me to cross lanes. I simply followed her even though it was an act of insanity. I know she tends to just keep giving me instructions. I resent her for the constantly telling me to do this and do that. It was partly her fault though really trying to blame her now is a bit pointless I should simply have not followed the bad advice" [Dream Dictionary - gun pointlessly fires into ocean dream]

"By the way she acts I just know that she BLAMES ME for his death" [Dream Dictionary - gun dream]
SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.
THE DREAM - I am fighting with this man. We are struggling hard. Then I think I am watching the fight. At one stage one of the men points a gun at the others horse. This wins the fight because the man does not want to have his horse shot. His horse even realises that it is going to be shot and appears very nervous.

Then I am upstairs at my granddads workshop. Cannot remember anything else from there then someone is pointing at me.

Then at one point I am standing up and sitting down really fast. Suddenly someone else is sat next to me - we seem to be connected and in front of me are two men who seem to be connected. One of them is very weird.

THE REALITY The day before the dream the dreamer had taken part in a very heated discussion. His friend had been going through a trauma with people who were attacking her character. Realising the intense nature of the discussion he then decided that he should step very carefully with this matter. He felt that he too could become the target of the passionate arguments. That arguments could be twisted and connections made to himself. If he started to point out the flaws in the arguments of his friend then maybe he would become the target.

DREAM ANALYSIS So how can we link the dream to the reality. Horses are always symbols of intense passion and energy. They can easily represent the dreamers friend and her passionate views - she was in a mood to take anything in her path. The horse knowing it is going to be shot is perhaps symbolic of the need to recognise that passion. The message then was that the dreamer should be careful how he treads. He feared that he could easily be dragged into the debate which was something he wanted to avoid.

The first scene also deals with the different perspectives. He had tried to stay unbiased and perhaps try to present the other side of the story to his friend. That is symbolised by the changing perspectives.

The scene in my granddad's workshop links grandfathers with working. Grandfathers symbolise wisdom and experience - so that relates to the dreamers need to use wisdom and use all the experience he had to handle the situation.

For the dreamer the last part of the dream symbolised a connection. He felt that he and the weird man were connected in some way. So therefor this symbolises the need to tread carefully with his friend or else she might turn her guns on him. She was obviously very passionate about her thoughts and if he became too involved with the "other side" she might make some weird connections and then turn her sights on him.

So overall the dream symbolises the need to tread carefully during this difficult situation. At first he wanted to present a possible alternative viewpoint. Yet then he decided it was best to just tread carefully. He should recognise the delicate nature of the situation and support his friend. He should recognise the passion of her views and support not question her. Pointing out the flaws in her arguments was not the best course of action. It may link him with the opposition. From which point she may make some weird connection and turn the guns on him

Symbolic Meanings
FRONT : immediately obvious parts
GRANDDAD : "the passage of time - allowing the dreamers friend time to calm down"
GUN : "focusing on something in particular - aiming at people she blames"
HORSE : "realising the dreamers friends passion on this matter. Noticing how unpredictable she is"
MAN : "male emotions - realising that he should not push things too much"
WORKSHOP : "working on some emotional situation"
UPSTAIRS : "coming to a conclusion on some matter"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I realise she is still very upset about this. She was blamed unfairly. I do not want to get too much involved right now because if I start trying to talk to her she may turn on me.She is in an unpredictable mood. I think time will help her sort this out".

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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