The meaning of Ambush in dream | Dream interpretation

Dreams in which you ambush or abduct someone reflect your desperation in waking life to ward off potential humiliation.

If the person you are ambushing is someone you know, you also need to consider if you are secretly envious of this person in waking life.

If this is the case, your unconscious may have been expressing your desire to capture or kidnap the qualities you admire and make them your own. Alternatively, you may have a hidden desire to control that person. If, however, you were ambushed, abducted or kidnapped in your dream, this suggests that someone or something in your waking life is trying to take control of you. Your dream expresses your surprise and uncertainty about losing control.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

See Hide, wait, ambuscade, blind etc.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

It usually indicates fear of unexpected changes that can have negative consequences on the dreamer’s life. It denotes insecurity and precaution toward the surrounding environment and also an inability to control a situation.

If the dreamer is the one who prepares the ambush the meaning is the opposite: it reflects confidence, tact, and boldness to manage dangerous situations.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

What is sneaking up on you? Begin repattering now. Betrayal. 

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

To dream that your are atacked{sic} from ambush, denotes that you have lurking secretly near you a danger, which will soon set upon and overthrow you if you are heedless of warnings.

If you lie in ambush to revenge yourself on others, you will unhesitatingly stoop to debasing actions to defraud your friends.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

If you dream of an ambush, then you may be contemplating a surprise attack on someone in order to gain leverage in your life. Or you may be venting out the fact that you have been ganged up on, or that you fear being over powered or out numbered.

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To dream that you are ambushed is a warning - there is some danger lurking near you. Your personal situation may have taken a turn for the worse, or something/someone is blocking you from getting/doing what you want.

If you dream of lying in ambush for others, this suggests that you are consciously tricking or fooling your friends about something.

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An ambush for an assiduous student in a dream, means acquirmg knowledge and it could be interpreted as spoiling the performance of one’s religion. -

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

An ambush is a surprise attack. Concretely, it may represent some unpleasant surprise or unanticipated turn for the worse in one’s life.

If one was headed for a clear destination at the time of the ambush, it may represent a sense of being blocked. Ambushes may also be more general symbols of sudden loss and emotional upheaval.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Any dream that contains an image representing a force greater than ourselves suggests an inability to handle circumstances around us.

The most outstanding element of an ambush is its surprise, highlighting the unexpectedness of such a situation. Spiritually this may be, for instance, emotions and feelings about past events or traumas, with which we may consider we have come to terms but which re-emerge to trap us.

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreams of being ambushed suggest that we are subconsciously aware of being in danger. Our way forward is blocked until we deal with the problem. Waiting to ambush someone else suggests an element of cruelty in our make­up and that we are waiting for someone to make a mistake.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: Circumstances around us are not what they seem and we can expect the unexpected. Whether we can deal with what happens depends on our strength of character and ability to handle crises.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

A symbol of an impending attack from an enemy, Prov. 1:11

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Ambush | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Ambush


(Besiege) In a dream, a siege represents an ambush or constipation. It also means having patience, determination and steadfastness.

A siege in a dream also means victory over one’s enemy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation


Islamic Dream Interpretation


Symbolic of solitude and seclusion, Song. 4:8.

A leopard can also symbolize an ambush by an enemy, Hosea 13:7, Jer. 5:6 ... Christian Dream Symbols


Christian Dream Symbols


All cats relate to the power of the feminine principle.

The larger the cat, the greater the power of this totem.

The cougar is nocturnal and therefore relates more to shadow elements of things hidden and unknown.

A stalk and ambush hunter, the cougar is associated with the ability to have your presence remain hidden, but take powerful action at the precise moment that action is necessary.

A cougar can also be an older woman who is enjoying her sexual power with younger men, so this may be something to attribute to the appearance of a cougar in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams


Complete Dictionary of Dreams


In a dream scenario, anger may express the tension between your conscious and unconscious urges. The aggressor in the dream will often represent the part of you that is demanding to be acknowledged. Freud spoke of an aggressive drive which he believed revealed itself in all walks of life and in all types of people.

He believed that the aggressive drive was just as much present in sex as in war.

Alfred Adler (1870-1937), an early disciple of Freud, believed that anger was the most fundamental force of the psyche and, if repressed, it could express itself in dream images of anger and aggression. Whatever may be the trigger, anger is one of the most common emotions to express itself in dreams, either by physical violence or by using symbols of anger such as weapons. Such dreams are likely to continue until the trigger for your anger is discovered and dealt with.

If a person has recurring dreams in which they are assaulting, raping or attacking someone, this suggests deeprooted sexual problems that they might want to talk over with a doctor. A single dream in which aggression, sexual or otherwise, occurs is not so worrying and is actually quite typical. Such a dream will be expressing negative feelings of anger, hostility, rejection, embarrassment or envy that have probably been repressed in waking life. Dreams of assassination or murder have the same interpretation. Dreams in which you are evicting someone from their home or your home suggests that there is something in your life you are angry about and of which you desire to be rid.

This may be some characteristic within yourself or another person. Dreams that focus on ambushing may have the same theme but in this case there may be something about the person or thing being ambushed that you want to possess yourself.

Libel dreams in which you are attacking someone verbally may suggest that you are spreading vicious rumors or someone is spreading them about you. Any dream in which you have a feud, dispute or attack suggests either a disagreement with someone in your waking life or inner conflict with an aspect of your character. Dreams in which you are rebelling against someone or something have the same interpretation. Pay attention to the atmosphere of your dream as it may reveal much about your emotional state at present. The dream may also be describing your feelings of being threatened.... The Element Encyclopedia


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