The meaning of Gambling in dream | Dream interpretation

(see Cards, Games)

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

If your unconscious depicted you as rolling a dice and hoping for a six, does this suggests that you feel as if your destiny is not in your hands but in the hands of fate, or that the direction your life will take is out of your control? Or are you dicing with death and taking a big risk in your life? Any dream in which you are gambling may be considered a warning that you are risking something for which you have worked in real life and that the odds are stacked against you. On the other hand, if your gamble came off in dreamland and you won a bet or money, perhaps your dreaming mind is encouraging you to be a little less cautious in waking life and take a chance on something as it has the potential to yield great reward. This does not have to be the lottery or a horse race; it could be an emotional investment. Winning a large amount of money on the lottery in dreamland is a common wish-fulfillment dream. The dream may also be warning you that if you hope to achieve your goals without any effort expended on your part, your chances of success are minimal. Freudians relate lottery or money dreams to anal preoccupation and the desire to break with miserliness.

Making any kind of wager or bet in your dream may stand for a gamble you are taking in waking life. Your dreaming mind is urging you to weigh up the odds and consider how much you are risking. The rhythmic gallop of the horses may symbolise sexual intercourse and if you are betting on a horse in your dream, this may reflect the emotional weight of success or failure as far as a relationship is concerned. Playing for high stakes at poker in your dream can imply that you are being too impressionable and emotionally insecure in your personal relationships, whilst to play poker with strangers indicates a lack of emotional connection in your life.

If you visit a fortune teller in your dream, this expresses concern about your future prospects; if you are a skeptic, such a dream may represent a crisis of faith in the powers of reason.

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The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

This dream can have as many interpretations as there are ways to gamble, so you must try to correlate all the contributing factors and remember that the meaning will be modified by the relation of the sums involved to your own financial status; but as a general guide it is considered a dream of contrary; therefore, if you dreamed of winning a significant amount, the dream is warning you not to risk anything it would hurt you to lose.

On the other hand if your dream featured an unpleasant or distressing loss, it indicates that a very profitable opportunity will soon come your way; latch on to it See also Dice, Cards, etc.

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

There is every chance of loss if you dream of winning at the races or at games of chance.

The augury is better if you dream of losing.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

Dreams of gambling denote that you are taking your chances and living on the edge. Perhaps you are risking the safety of your life alone to venture forth into a relationship, or you are taking a risk in your career. You are realizing that nothing ventured means that nothing can be gained. You believe in yourself and are stacking the odds in your favor. See Las Vegas.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

If you gamble in your dreams you are likely to be trusting to luck in everyday life.

If you lose in the dream you will lose a friend.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

1. To dream of winning at gambling suggests that the opposite could be true—one will lose.

2. Willingness to take a chance on everything from business to romance.

3. The dreamer is involved in some venture involving great risk.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Do not act on the ideas of others or you will incur loss.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

If you dream that you are gambling, you are not taking enough responsibility for you decisions in real life.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

(Betting; Casting lots; Games; Risk) Gambling in a dream denotes something groundless, distress, falsehood or an unattainable goal.

If one bets money or something with an adversary and wins his bet in a dream, it means that he will overcome him. Generally speaking, betting or gambling in a dream means quarrels, disputes, uptightness or agony in wakefulness.

(Also see Casting lots; Distress; Games; Uptight; Worries)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

interpreted upon 4 sides for whoever played: occupation / work in vain, sin & the people’s blame & war & dispute, injury by a knife.

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik | Cafer-i Sadik

You are not satisfied with the direction your life is taking. You want to make changes just for the sake of changing, even if they are reckless changes. See Chaper 6, “Dreaming for Profit;’

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

This is the type of dream that is usually taken to mean the opposite unless you are one of the rare people who dream true.

To dream of winning at games of chance portends many losses.

To lose a game shows you will either win at gambling, or win at the game of love.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

Man has, since time began, attempted to discover the will of the divine. Spiritually, therefore, to dream of gambling offers us an opportunity to do just that. It represents taking a risk that has been assessed as far as we are able.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of gambling indicates that we may need to look at something in our lives that is figuratively a gamble; we may need to take risks, but in such a way that we have calculated them as best we can.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: From a practical perspective, gambling dreams can represent not taking life seriously. They can show how we work within the competitive field and give us some kind of insight into our own sense of winning or losing.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Putting one’s trust in the world instead of god; futility, not a chance

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

Gambling in a dream may signify leaving important decisions to chance rather than using reason. Losing at gambling may represent ill fate. Gambling could also simply mean that life is a gamble.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Gambling | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Gambling


To dream that you are gambling and win, signifies low associations and pleasure at the expense of others.

If you lose, it foretells that your disgraceful conduct will be the undoing of one near to you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


Generally, games can be stances used to meet life; not taking life seriously—making a game of it; com­petitiveness; team work; life skills. Also a game can be a way of playing creatively, exploring feelings, ideas and approaches in a safe way before trying them out in life. This son of self allowing, of letting oneself ‘want’ something without too much serious ovenones, can be beginning df new develop­ments in life.

Particular games suggest different ‘stances’. Cards, chess: use of strategies and observation. Ball games, athletics: com­petitiveness, conflict within the dreamer—the two sides; sense of win or lose, success or failure, the game of love. Oppo­nents): what you are meeting or in conflict with. This may be a pan of your nature, such as self awareness, sexuality, even your body. You might be in conflict with life itself or ‘God’. Gambling: taking risks with your life, health, family—what­ever is indicated in dream. Idioms: beat somebody at their own game, deep game; dirty game; fair game; game of chance; game to the end; give the game away; know what someone’s game is; mug’s game; name of the game, on the game; waiting game; game is up. See also ball under shapes and symbols; doll; toy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences


A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences