If a detective is following you within a dream, it may be a sign that other people want to know more about you. A dream about a police officer or army officer may suggest the importance of following correct procedure or correct behavior. Perhaps an aspect of your behavior in waking life is upsetting others?
Policemen can also represent the father figure, whilst a policewoman can bring to mind a dominant female in your life. A fireman relates to how you deal with your emotions or outbursts of energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the arrest is just, you will have a season of unfortunate incidents.
To see police on parole, indicates alarming fluctuations in affairs.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Feelings of safety and security.
3. Warning against unsafe behavior; misfortune (being caught by police).
4. Guilt, emotional or sexual repression. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the police are chasing you, it suggests that you may be feeling some guilt about something that you have done or have been thinking of doing.
The police could be addressing Karmic Law as well as the laws in our physical world.
If you are feeling that you can’t meet all of your obligations and fear repercussions due to an unmet commitment, the police may be an unwelcome sight. On a more positive note and depending on the details of your dream, the police could symbolize support and protection. Your emotional response to the dream will provide you with good clues to interpreting this dream accurately. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about police is an indication that you will obtain unexpected assistance with a current problem.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To talk with a police officer means that you are in need of advice. See also Meeting and Bailiff / Sheriff.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A source of protection that stands between you and danger (see Angel).
Your conscience is policing your decisions or actions, based on your own sense of morality or lawfulness.
Being arrested by the police may reveal that your current course of action should be figuratively “arrested.” Alternatively, the guilt generated by recent actions, or the fear of failure, causing halted progress.
Freudian: A manifestation of your Super Ego (see Authority Figures).... The Language of Dreams
A dream involving a police officer symbolizes the establishment and its rules and regulations. It may also mean a failure on your part to fulfill and honor your responsibilities and promises.
To dream that you are arrested by the police suggests guilty feelings about your repressed emotions or sexuality.
To dream you are a police officer indicates your moral compass. Your dream may be directing you to a righteous path.
If you have recurring dreams of being a police officer, it may mean a guilty past. Your dream calls for you to look at your acts and wrongdoings from police perspective.
To dream that you are having difficulties in contacting the police suggests ineffectual authority. Take command of a given situation and be in control of the circumstances in your life.
To dream of being pulled over by police suggests taking time off from your busy schedule and refraining from stressful activities.
To see or dream that you are chasing a felon suggests a moral dilemma which you need to resolve.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream that you are a police officer, this represents your own sense of morality and conscience. Your unconscious mind may be trying to guide you down a straight path.
If you dream of being an undercover cop, you are feeling guilty about your past actions.
To dream that you or others are being chased by the police, suggests that you are trying to avoid responsibility for something.... My Dream Interpretation
To see an officer, a desire to be protected.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• Do you need to “police” your own activities more? Or are you doing something you shouldn’t and are scared of being caught?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
See also Arrest, Handcuffs, Jail, Black Maria, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of the police denotes insecurity and dependence.
If the police detain you justly it evidences the presence of guilt. Now, if you are accused of something you have not done it expresses the injustices you suffer in real life: repressions (very often sexual) resulting from norms you must comply to.
If you break the rules, however the dream shows that you need to reaffirm yourself and you wish to overstep the limits imposed by others.
According to tradition, dreaming of a police officer portends that someone you love will help you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The presence of the police in any dream suggests that you are weighing a decision or an idea as to its harm or benefit.
If the police are interacting with you directly, consider what the context of the dream has to offer about your current life choices.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A police car may symbolize an internal authority that helps to resolve your inner conflicts. It may also suggest that you let go of guilt and self-judgment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Aside from the above, a police officer symbolizes constraint and control. Men dreaming about the police feel constrained and controlled. Seeing a policeman: do not get involved in other people’s arguments—you could be seriously harmed. Calling the police: a situation that might have resolved itself is now getting out of hand. Getting arrested: it is high time for you to change your behavior—you were out of control and your actions were ethically and morally suspect. Seeing police officers: what you are about to do is highly improper. Talking to the police: you want to settle a score with someone—however, do it person-to-person, without an audience. Seeing a female police officer: the dream will be emotional in nature.
Depth Psychology: The police officer is a symbol for the internal conflicts you have with conventional rules. On the other hand, the police officer wants to make sure that you at least obey the minor moral laws, and thus is the symbol of your conscience.
An unpleasant encounter with a policeman: a bad conscicncc or guilt feelings.
If the police come as “friends and helpers”: you are at peace with conventional norms, laws, and values.... Dreamers Dictionary
A policeman in a dream also represents the angel of death, a fright, or distress.
If a policeman brings his helpers with him in a dream, it means a scare, sorrows, sufferings, punishment, or a danger. He also may represent an evil person, a perfidious and a harmful beast or a lion.
If someone in authority sees himself befriending a policeman in a dream, it means that he will make a new covenant, or introduce an amendment to the law, or draft a new constitution which he will sign. Ifone sees himselfputting a policeman in prison in a dream, it means that he will engage in a political fight.
(Also see Crocodile; Lieutenant; Mercury’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A feeling of oppression and dissatisfaction, possibly a sign of immature masculinity. This dream image points to the danger of an impersonal and abstract consciousness. It challenges you to find out if you have a mind of your own or are strictly submitting to an authoritarian direction. Does law and order play a big role in your life? Or would you rather be a friend and helper? Maybe you should bring more of your own personality and opinions into the game. Take a chance, be more liberated and more responsible.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(2) If someone in the dream is arrested by policemen, this may symbolize sexuality or emotions restrained by feelings of guilt.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
For a young woman to dream that she wears a uniform, foretells that she will luckily confer her favors upon a man who appreciated them, and returns love for passion.
If she discards it, she will be in danger of public scandal by her notorious love for adventure.
To see people arrayed in strange uniforms, foretells the disruption of friendly relations with some other Power by your own government. This may also apply to families or friends.
To see a friend or relative looking sad while dressed in uniform, or as a soldier, predicts ill fortune or continued absence. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Also see Bodyguard)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The issues expressed in this dream might be about self-identity, conformity, or responsibility (duty).
The unconscious is pointing to the possibility that your individuality has been covered up and is being unnoticed because you are functioning as a member of a group and not as an individual.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To see an array of strange uniforms may indicate that your country is on the brink of war or that you are warring with yourself, especially if you wear one, about a matter you do not want to face.
To dream of a sad faced soldier portends bad news or illness for a far away loved one.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, nakedness that one is trying to hide.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of uniforms is all to do with our identification with a particular role or type of authority.
However rebellious we may be, a part of us needs to conform to the ideas and beliefs of the social group to which we belong. Seeing ourselves in uniform confirms that belonging.
2- Often, in collective groups, the right to wear a uniform has to be earned.
Dreaming of being in a group of uniformed people indicates that we have acheived the right to be recognised.
3- Identification of a common spiritual goal and an agreement as to ‘uniform’ behaviour is an important aspect in spiritual development.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If she dreams of removing the uniform in a public place she shouEd regard it as a warning against indulging her love for adventurous escapades.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Are you conforming too easily to conventional standards? The uniform may be a sign of intolerance and rigidity.
Do you want more influence and power? See General, Military, Officer.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see an array of strange uniforms may indicate that Your country is on the brink of war or that you are warring with yourself, especially if you wear one, about a matter you do not want to face.
To dream of a sad faced soldier portends bad news or illness for a far away loved one.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreaming of being in a group of uniformed people indicates that we have achieved the right to be recognized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream that you are wearing a military uniform, it indicates that you are trying to reduce your responsibilities in your community. In the case that the uniform is full of medals, it denotes that you are authoritarian: you impose your standards by force without allowing others to express their opinions.
According to popular superstition, this dream foretells a trip full of adventure and of special interest for your marriage problems.
analysis of a dream
Ricardo dreamed: “I was wearing a military uniform and my family marched according to my orders: ‘One, Two, Three, and! Turn, and!’ They were all very firm, rigid and obedient, and I felt proud of my control. We marched through the street and the neighbors watched us from the windows with expressions of admiration.”
Ricardo had this dream in a time in which his family disintegrated. His wife was being difficult in the divorce negotiations, and his adolescent daughter threatened to go live with her boyfriend and leave her studies. The dream reveals his desire to put his family life back in order and avoid the circumstances that had escaped his control. His subconscious was recommending that he be more strict and energetic in enforcing his opinions. Up until then Ricardo had always given in to his wife’s and daughter’s desires, and his life was uncontrolled. The fact that the neighbors approved of his conduct from the windows reflects his need for recognition, which he only felt in this important moment of his life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If someone in your dream is wearing a uniform, there is a part of your personality that is needed to face some current life circumstance.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If one has ever worn a uniform, then that particular uniform could have a wide range of different associations.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are wearing an army uniform, are you someone with a need for more rules and greater self- discipline? If you are wearing your work clothes, this suggests you are working at something, or is revealing of your attitudes concerning work. For school clothes, see also SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
If members of various professional bodies appeared in your dream, such as doctors, dentists or pilots, try to make a link with the profession they represent and the relevant area of your waking life, as your unconscious may be offering you inspirational or helpful advice.
When the main point of interest in your dream is the occupation or profession, there is typically a good reason why your unconscious has highlighted that particular job. For example, members of the caring professions in dreams, such as nurses, nuns, charity or voluntary workers, may suggest a more compassionate side to your nature, or the side of yourself that has a vocation in life. In men, these images may suggest the importance of non-sexual relationships. For more information about specific occupations and people at work, see SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
Wishing to conform to, or fit in with, a specific group or situation.
The message of this dream, however, is that a uniform is only an external expression.
The person inside does not change. So, the question you have to tackle is whether the changes necessary for this group or situation are conducive to personal growth and wholeness.... The Language of Dreams