What are army dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like army.
Armies in dreams is a uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.6% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 150 dreams.
What are the major highlights of army dreams?
Armies is an interconnected dream symbol. Having armies in a dream changes the dream more than most other dream symbols.
Army dreams are friendly
Dreams of armies have greater increase of friendly interactions within the dream than most other dream symbols. While not all dreams of armies will be friendly and they can also contain aggressive interactions, dreams of armies are more likely to have friendly interactions than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include clarity, service workers, horrors, nurses, messes, playing, Bolivia, touch, human places, and venus.
Dreams of armies are aggressive
Army dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all armies have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having armies in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include chasing, Bangladesh, Bahamas, vision, Guatemala, insanity, bankruptcy, suffocation, betrayal, and Cameroon.
Army dreams might be about death
What symbols more present in dreams of armies?
Army dreams are notable because they have substantially more war, verbs, invading, warriors, Kuwait, enemies, armor, movement, Iraq, cannons, tanks, countries, ambushing, fighting, Congo, destroying, thrones, capturing, Vietnam, helicopters, weapons, kings, grenades, guns, shooting, Ethiopia, captains, castles, protecting, Germany, United States of America, aggressive interactions, tyrants, escaping, bombs, missiles, Afghanistan, general movement, borders, fires, machine guns, bullets, Cambodia, prisoners, attacking, underground, metal, opponents, groups, Syria, spying, deserts, obeying, cities, places, alleys, Portugal, terrorists, zombies, and trucks than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of armies?
Army dreams are notable because they have substantially less boyfriends, snakes, flirting, nightmares, former partners, paralysis, butterflies, seeing a dead grandmother, pigs, recurring nightmares, uncategorized, opened my eyes, sleep paralysis, bedrooms, dating, toilets, social media, sisters, suicide, sex, lovers, thanking, suffocation, pregnancy, mothers, abandoned places, mirror, old houses, artists, relationship events, sexuals acts, epidemics, feelings, black eyes, kittens, and recurring dreams than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of armies affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in armies dreams?
Overall, dreams with armies are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of armies are more related to insects, more related to different roles, and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general.
What are the emotions in armies dreams?
Overall, dreams with armies are less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of armies are much more related to grief and sorrow than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, less related to embarrassment, and less related to confusion.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in armies dreams?
Overall, dreams with armies are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of armies are more related to work, more related to human places, and more related to transportation than dreams in general.
What happens in armies dreams?
Overall, dreams with armies are less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of armies are more related to aggressive interactions, more related to friendly interactions, and more related to disasters than dreams in general. They are less related to sex.
How do armies in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with armies are less related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of armies are less related to nightmares, less related to recurring nightmares, and less related to sleep paralysis.
How do armies in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with armies are less related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of armies are less related to smelling and less related to taste.
How can you make sense of armies in dreams?
Army dreams are uncommon. Among other things army dreams are positively interconnected, friendly, aggressive, and about death.
Do you think this is true for your dream of armies? How might your dream of armies be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience armies in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about armies in dreams. See how you feel about armies now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of armies?
Dreams have a lot of common associations to work with when creating symbolism based on an army, or army-related subjects such as soldiers, battles, and weapons.
Armies are associated with order and discipline, with leadership and strategy, and that only scratches the surface.
You can battle against your workload, or struggle with a homework load. You can battle with your spouse, or struggle with an authority figure. You can battle an addiction, or struggle to maintain an exercise routine. You can battle against doubt, or struggle with your emotions. You can battle with your neighbors, or struggle to stay afloat. The symbolism shows in the actions.
Your dream storyteller can pull out themes related to the army or military whenever order or discipline is given to groups of people such as co-workers, classmates, neighbors, friends, and family members. Or you give yourself discipline or bring order to your life, leading your inner world like an army.
An army in a dream can refer to correction and punishment. For example, a teenager disciplined for staying out too late dreams about being a soldier punished for breaking curfew.
The ego is supposed to lead the psyche, and you can lead your life and people within it, or not. Or you can be led in any area of life: school, work, church, social, relationships. Leadership and authority of all sorts are a daily part of most people’s lives, readily comparable to an army. The idea of authority includes internal authority, not just external, and how you lead your life. See: Egos
Planning a war or battle can symbolize other ways you strategize, such as dating strategies, parenting strategies, strategies for advancement, problem-solving, or getting what you want. When you strategize you can be like a general who devises a plan and marshals resources.
Being in an army can symbolize being part of someone’s plan or under some sort of authority.
Dreams begin with an idea or association like the ones listed above and branch out to make connections with other ideas and associations. An idea only has to fit comparably in some way for a dream to make the stretch and use it to tell a story.
Another major association with an army is that it’s a group organized around a mission, purpose, or cause. Life is full of groupings of people, and armies can symbolize them: work groups, school groups, church groups, social groups, professional associations, neighborhood watch. Any group organized as a hierarchy, formally or informally, is readily comparable to an army. See: Family, Groups
For example, a young woman dreams about being in an army and resenting being told to clean the barracks. It symbolizes her resentment about her chores around the house.
Many words used in sports are also used in association with armies, such as “reserves,” “advance,” “target,” “front lines,” and “battle.” It’s ready-made for analogies and comparisons. See: Games, Sports
To dream about being part of an army can symbolize strength in numbers, or the feeling of belonging. For example, your family or social circle is like a small army, and exhibits army-related qualities such as a defensive mentality and esprit de corps. It can represent the desire to be challenged, to “be all you can be,” to have more discipline and structure. Or it can suggest that you like rules.
People pondering a choice of actually joining a military or police force can dream about an army as a way of thinking through the decision.
To dream about facing an army can symbolize overwhelming odds or overwhelming force arrayed against you. Facing an army alone or with a much smaller group can symbolize being outnumbered, or something that seems insurmountable. For an example, see: Fight.
Marching in an army can indicate harmony or “being in step” with a group of people or parts of your psyche.
Deploying with an army suggests big changes are coming. It can mean you’re going to be apart from loved ones for an extended period, or you’re taking a risk that can put you in danger, physical or otherwise.
To see an army marching past can symbolize observing big events.
Dreaming about being in the military, or in military-like conditions, can have symbolism based on efficiency and teamwork, on punctuality and sacrifice, and on struggling through adversity.
It can reflect a tendency to approach situations as if you are fighting battles, or to follow a strict regimen.
Soldiers are associated with taking orders. In dreams this idea can be stretched to include doing something involuntarily. For example, when you’re “volunteered” to help, or you carry a big load of unwanted work, duties or responsibilities.
It can mean you have no choice, like a soldier who takes orders.
Soldiers are associated with war zones, and a war zone is used to describe environments or situations that are hostile, harsh, or grueling.
Dreams about soldiers can come in response to situations that require massive effort, extensive training, and discipline. For example, a workaholic might dream about herself as a soldier who is always deployed and never home.
A woman dreams about soldiers pointing guns at her and forcing her to fly a plane, symbolizing the approach she’s taking to transforming herself from couch potato to go-getter. She knows the situation is do-or-die, so she forces herself into action. The soldier is apt symbolism because part of her new routine is regular exercise, and soldiers stay fit through regular exercise.
And now, after all that, you have personal associations to consider, especially if you or someone close to you has been in the military or police. They’re too numerous to even attempt to list, but a few of the common associations that are likely to be known only from an insider view are:
Armies are bureaucracies and can symbolize inflexibility. Armies are full of hypocrisies, claiming to care about their soldiers but failing to put their money where their mouth is. That association applies to corporations that claim to care about their employees, but it’s all talk. And armies can be the tools of the rich to oppress peoples and invade countries for their natural resources.
When dreams branch out to subjects related to combat and war, many more possibilities come into play. See: Fighting, War
Subjects such as ethics and honor potentially come into play. See: Warriors
See also: Ammunition, Armor, Egos, Fighting, Games, Groups, Guns, Heroes, Invading, Knives, Nazis, Opponents, Rockets, Sports, War, Warriors
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of armies
Read some real dream reports of army dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
The Destructive Dragon
Dreamt that a giant dragon had arisen from slumber in the modern world and was attacking everywhere and everything in its path. It burned cities, devoured helpless people and decimated an entire tribe of gorillas (that last one was an *excruciatingly* extended bit of the the dream, as if the dream wanted me to know there were ZERO SURVIVORS of the gorilla slaughter).
Armies of the world tried to shoot the dragon with missiles and fighter jets but failed, so they turned to science to find a way to poison its blood.
Then, the dream focused on a family watching the destruction of a town on the news. Suddenly there is a warning that the dragon was near them, and they ran into the cellar to hide. The dragon found them but as it began to inhale air to power it’s fire breath the children sealed its mouth shut. The fire had nowhere to go and ended up burning the dragon and badly hurting it. The dragon fled and wasn’t seen again until a documentary crew started filming about the attacks years later.
Turns out, the dragon fled into a mountain castle (and by that I mean the castle was built into the mountain like a Dwarven kingdom) and turned into a human form. In this form the dragon walked among the people and, seeing what it had done, felt really bad about causing so much damage and pain. The dragon told the crew about this and that it had sworn to stay a mortal human and try to repair the damage it had done.
...Trying to find meaning in this dream. Feels like a dream with a meaning...
Dreamt that a giant dragon had arisen from slumber in the modern world and was attacking everywhere and everything in its path. It burned cities, devoured...
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Emotional dream of my father
I had a dream that I was serving in the UK army with my father, I was the 249 saw man. After this last patrol we went on we ended up back at my grandmothers house, where I took a seat in the chair and my father took his uniform off and returned to his normal attire. He then gave me a hug, and another person a hug who was behind him standing, he gave me one last hug and you could tell the emotion behind it. He then used a bullwhip too put out a candle that was underneath the coffee table. Then rolled it up and looked at me with a tear in his eye. Then I woke up
* The song Space Cadet by the band Kyuss was playing the entire time.
Which I wasn’t listening to anything at the time I had fell asleep
It’s be nice to know some interpretations of this.
I had a dream that I was serving in the UK army with my father, I was the 249 saw man. After this last patrol we went on we ended up back at my grandmothers...
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I’d like someone to suggest what this dream could tell about my psychology. I woke up crying I feel sad (18M)
I’m entering a house with other guys because the goal is to steal some valuable things. The owner of this house is known to be a girl. Some random unknown girl.
As we enter I’m given a fake red swiss army knife to use. I use the knife to threaten the girl to let us in the house and she makes way for my group to go in.
As we are scanning the rooms I think about what valuables to take. I entered her room and I saw 8 puppies. They were like small rottweiler puppies and colours varied white light brown and black.
As i’m scanning around what to steal (while my group in the background are looking around the other rooms) the idea of snatching the puppies and possibly hurting this girl’s feelings just hits me hard and I start crying. Thinking “How could I steal 8 puppies from someone? How could I think of stealing 8 puppies? That’s just too much” the puppies are just playing around while the other half are sleeping lying on themselves.
I call off the house raid and the dream ends.
I’m not a person to steal nor can I hurt someone else. I’m crying as I type this and remember the events.
I’m entering a house with other guys because the goal is to steal some valuable things. The owner of this house is known to be a girl. Some random unknown girl....
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I dream an Invasion of Russia to Europe
It's all start out of no where, I was in my computer and suddenly I have this map of Europe where I could see how invasion of Russia to Georgia (I don't know why I thought it was Afganistan in my dream) start and I was like ¡WTF! on the map there were this little soldiers that simulate the battlefield, the borderlands and all. Ukraine for some reason intercept (I was like, ...really?) Now Russia start the invasion to Ukraine, at this point Ukraine contain the russians a little, and a few minutes later it falls. And then it's a straight line of war and invasion trough all Europe, the only hope to this moment where the french (what a hope), for a moment I thought "Those mothefuckers will stop them, they have the best army in Europe, after Russia" but they llast a little, and so the Russia arrives to de Iberian Peninsula, where they settle an satelitle state: Portugal.
I remember I was screaming to my grandmother "They invade all Europe, in only 2 hours!"
Sorry if it is some sensitive content to post. I find it pretty curious, and thought someone could find it curious too.
[Map of Europe after the invasion.](https://i.redd.it/8bpdlafasmi81.gif)
It's all start out of no where, I was in my computer and suddenly I have this map of Europe where I could see how invasion of Russia to Georgia (I don't know...
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I had a dream that I had a knife fight with the pope
The pope had been taken over by some sort of malignant entity and I for some reason had a Swiss army knife and a crystal to "trap the soul of the pope" the pope turned on me with a bowie knife but the dream ended during the fight. What in the world was that?
The pope had been taken over by some sort of malignant entity and I for some reason had a Swiss army knife and a crystal to "trap the soul of the pope" the pope...
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