One of the most common dream themes we tend to experience revolves around fighting, sometimes to our death. Fighting is a very symbolic dream symbol that brings your attention to conflict in our lives. The battle that is usually graphic and vivid usually involves either wrestling, cutting, punching or even shooting the intended target.
Fighting in your dream can be a very valuable dream symbol once decoded. It will provide you with insight that you are not conscious of yet; whether you win or lose the battle. You are challenging or facing something in your life that was once avoided.
Your dream will provide you with clues such as the locations the fight took place, the person you fought with, and what transpired before and after. The theme of your dream will appear metaphoric, hence why you might even fight with an old friend, family member or an acquaintance. They are symbols in your dream representing a bigger picture, something that is unconscious to you.
Fighting In Dreams
Location: The location of where you are fighting plays a big role when it comes to decoding your dreams. This will determine if this is an emotional struggle or and external struggle. If for example you where fighting in your house; this is a representation to your mind/psyche as each floor contains a different meaning. You are possibly trying to fight off, protect, or defend aspects of yourself where you might feel vulnerable or weak. Alternately, it could be a symbol of over coming your old ways as you will become stronger.
Work or School: Places like your work place or school might bring your focus on the challenges you face in these areas. If you are below ground or a basement settings you have entered the unconscious; parts of the dreamer they are unaware of. These are very important dream symbols that bring you insight to the deeper part of yourself that is currently in a conflict. You might be in the process of facing and challenging something you not known to you yet.
People: The person you are fighting can give you a clue to where the problem may stem from, though this is not always the case. Sometimes we fight with the people we love, hardly know; or when the face is unrecognizable. You can determine if the battle belong with a direct conflict or an emotional conflict.
Family: Fighting your brothers and sisters, father and mother are very common in dreams. Often times this is a result of feelings, memories or emotions that are repressed with the dreamer. You will need to dig deep and explore your relationship with the person you are fighting with in your dreams. Could it be a representation of the past, dominance, attention or not being treated fairly?
Friend: Fighting with a friend is a very common dream symbol that brings your attention to unresolved issues. An inability to express how you feel, past situations that where not settled or aspects of them you possibly don’t agree with. Alternatively the dreamer might be challenging or confronting unconscious feelings or emotions that where once passed under the rug.
Unknown Face: Dreams of fighting an unknown or faceless person connects the dreamer to the his or her shadow. The shadow represents “the dark side” of your personality, your unconscious behaviors, urges or repressed feelings are stored here. These are positive dream symbols that you might be confronting these traits that where once unknown to you. Winning the fight is considered a positive symbol suggesting you will over come these idiosyncrasies.
Fist Fight: Hands are a very symbolic that emerge metaphorically to represent our relationships, expression, strengths, protection and opportunities. A direct battle to possibly show dominance or authority – a fight to win something.
Snake: A very powerful dream symbol that brings your attention to venomous or dangerous people that you might be connected to. Killing the snake is considered a good omen, where being bitten effects your energy. Snakes can also be a unification between the unconscious and conscious state; life force energy, fertility or internal struggle.
Cat: Dreams of fighting a cat focuses on the feminine, creative, and spiritual side of the dreamer. Depending the context of the dream it can be interpreted in many ways. The dreamer can explore areas in his or her life that connects to a distorted feminine. Alternatively it could also suggest being catty or being in cat fight with someone.
Zombies: Dreaming of fighting zombies are becoming more and more common based off of Hollywood’s shows and movies. If there isnt a direct correlation between the two one can explore feelings of society or possibly aspects of themselves they are fighting off.