Finding the exact meaning of dreams is not easy at all because there are lots of factors that affect accurate dream interpretation. Various events in waking life can lead to the dream of war so if you want to find the most complete dream interpretation of war, you should pay attention to all details in your dream.
If you dream about war and want to know what it means, it is necessary to answer some questions about your dream for example what is the kind of war? Who is the winner of the war? What happens in the war? dose the dreamer participates in the war or not? In this post, we have prepared all possible dream interpretations of war in different religions and cultures.
Dream Interpretation of War in Islam
In Islam dreaming about war can be interpreted in various ways and have different meanings like deception, betrayal, misleading, or trickery, inflation, rising prices, a plague, food lines, adversities, and stress.
Going to Jihad, Religious War, Or Muslim Struggle
If a person sees himself going to Jihad in a dream, it means that the dreamer will triumph, obtain people’s gratitude, and be praised and dignified in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “Those of the believers who sit still, other than those who have a (disabling) hurt, are not on an equal footing with those who strive in the way of Allah with their wealth and lives. Allah hath conferred on those who strive with their wealth and lives a rank above the sedentary. Unto each Allah hath promised good, but He hath bestowed on those who strive a great reward above the sedentary.” (“Al-Nisa” [Women], verse 95.)
Seeing people going to Jihad
Seeing people going to Jihad in a dream indicates that those people will emerge victoriously and become stronger and greater.
Being in a religious battle and staying on the sidelines or turning away
The interpretation of this dream is that the dreamer will no longer endeavor for the welfare of his family, will stop supporting his relatives. this dream also denotes that the dreamer will no longer be religious, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work corruption on Earth and sever your ties of kinship?” (Muhammad, verse 22.)
Emerging victorious from a religious battle
Dreaming about emerging victorious from a religious battle implies that the dreamer will achieve business gains or trade will be prosperous.
Seeing plants being harvested in a country at war or in the executioner’s usual place
The dream interpretation is that people will die by the sword, inasmuch as plants were harvested by the sickle in the dream.
Dream Interpretation of War in Zhou-gong’s Dream Dictionary
Dream of war, in Chinese culture, foretells that the dreamer might be tormented a relationship, some bad memory or painful working experience.
An intense battle scene
Seeing an intense battle scene in a dream is an indication of having contradictions in the dreamer’s mind or actions which lead to great suffering.
Participating in a war
Participating in a war in a dream is an ominous sign denoting that the dreamer may need to cope with a crisis at work or in a relationship. Be alert!
A businessman dreams of a civil war
For a businessman to dream of a civil war, it represents that the business may be affected by macroeconomic factors or other unpredictable factors.
Getting shot on the battlefield
This dream is a good herald implying that the dreamer will have good luck or move into a new stage of life
Getting to learn about the happening of a war
The dream interpretation is that the dreamer’s relatives or friends might undergo pain, distress or hardship in real life.
Winning a war
If you see that you win a war in your dream, it means that you will overcome conflicts or resolve some disputes contributing to a successful career or a harmonious relationship.
Losing a war
Losing a war in a dream is a bad omen indicating that some disputes or difficulties might result in long-term suffering in waking life.
Dream Interpretation of War in Dream Dictionary for Dummies
Dreaming about war, in this case, means that the dreamer is remembering actual past conflicts, or forces and energies in his body are not working harmoniously. It could symbolize an attacking illness like cancer.
Emotionally speaking, the dream interpretation of war is that the dreamer feels threatened and defensive about his ideas and rights.
Seeing a war in a dream, in this mode, indicates that the dreamer is in conflict with himself, trying to balance personality traits, or his mind is divided.
A number of dream interpreters and psychologists believe that the dream interpretation of war is striving with difficulties, but a final victory over the same.
Being defeated in war
Dreaming about being defeated in war forecasts that bad deals made by others will mar your prospects for good.
Symbolic dream interpretation of war
As a symbol, the disintegration of order inherent in war represents some kind of conflict in us. The natural order is breaking down and identifying the source of the conflict – often a difficulty in obtaining some kind of balance between the inner and outer selves – will help to bring a sense of peace or closure.
When war breaks out in a dream, it means that we are dealing with destructive feelings that cannot easily be expressed in any other way in waking life.
War is often deliberately engineered rather than spontaneous and tends to have a more global influence than mere conflicts. It, therefore, heralds that we need to be fully aware of the consequences that our actions may have on others.
Dreams of war will depend on the experiences in the 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.
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