Because he represents an authority figure in your waking life, dreams of captains may represent an aspect of your personality that is steering you (the ship or airplane) in the right direction. It is important to decide if your dream captain or admiral was decisive and in command, or weak and indecisive. A symbol of the Jungian archetypal hero, the soldier is a symbol of the desire to succeed in life. Freudians may see this symbol as an expression of sexual desire. Sailors, by contrast, express the more adventurous aspects of your personality.
They live and work at sea, a Jungian symbol of the unconscious, so the dream may suggest a desire to explore your inner self.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are a Sailor is a sign of restlessness and change in your affairs. But to dream that you are in the company of Sailors shows news from a distance, the arrival of some friend.... Mystic Dream Book
1- Most people have a rather antiquated idea of the sailor.
It is this image that usually appears in dreams. He represents freedom, both of movement and of spirit, and is a representation of the Tramp (see Archetypes). He suggests someone who is totally in control of his own destiny.
A modern- day sailor would have the added benefit of being in control of his own environment.
2- If a sailor does appear in a dream, particularly in a woman’s, he is usually a somewhat romanticised figure and can represent the Hero (see Archetypes). In a man’s dream he represents the part of himself which seeks freedom, but that needs to be given permission or authority to take that freedom.
3- Spiritually; the sailor can signify communication.
The aspect of freedom links with a quality of Mercury who, having been given a task, then forgets what it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of a sailor—including both those of the navy and the merchant marine of any country—is a prediction that the dreamer, if a woman, will lose her love through a tendency to flirt with other men.
If a man dreams that he is a sailor, he should beware of designing women.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Seeing a sailor means traveling or an extraordinary event.
Depth Psychology: The sailor might represent change or new experiences. Salad, Lettuce
Vision: If you are eating salad: your body needs vitamins in order to deal with an oncoming cold. Seeing a big bowl of green salad: prepare well for an upcoming test; it is the best way to avoid humiliation. Looking at lettuce gone to seed: sexual needs call for attention.
Depth Psychology: Lettuce is a symbol of something alive, of food for the soul. Lettuce gone to seed refers to sexual needs or is a hint to keep physical appetites better under control. See Vegetable.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a sailor or sailors indicates that a message from overseas may be on it’s way to you.
Dreaming of yourself as a sailor implies a readiness to explore emotions that you have been avoiding for some reason; courage may be filling you with readiness for adventure.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Material aspects: The sailor suggests someone who is totally in control of his own destiny, who ‘sails with the tide’.
A modern-day sailor in waking life would have the added benefit of being in control of his own environment and it is this image that is likely to surface in the dreams of the modern entrepreneur.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: If a sailor does appear in a dream, particularly in a woman’s, he is usually a somewhat romanticized figure and can represent the hero. In a man’s dream he represents the part of himself which seeks freedom, but that needs to be given permission or authority to take that freedom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A sailor represents adventure. For a woman dreamer this might be sexual in nature. More generally, it might be adventuring into the unconscious (of which the sea is a common symbol).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are a sailor in your dream it means that your emotions are a little off and that, therefore, you want to escape from yourself. Restlessness and a thirst for adventure gets you out of a rut, but you must not let the desire get out of hand. On the other hand, considering that the sea represents the unconscious, the dream may be reflecting your desire to explore it or to begin a long journey. (See WATER, BLUE, BOAT, and SEA)
Dreaming of a sailor who is ashore predicts a new romance; if you are on a boat, news will come from far away. On the other hand, if a woman dreams of being a sailor, popular belief says this is an omen of bad luck.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of being a sailor or being with a sailor often reflects a desire to be adventurous. Perhaps the dreamer is ready to explore new areas and venture into deeper waters, particularly in personal relationships.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of being a sailor suggests that you are dissatisfied with your present life conditions and you need a refresher.
Consider making a change or taking a vacation.
A dream featuring sailors onshore (or being in their company) indicates a probable new and exciting romantic interest; sailors on board a ship predict news from a distance which is likely to settle some uncertainty concerning business (or financial) matters.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams