Symbol for letting go, as in Water, Brook / Stream. Playing ball represents self-expression. However, a ball, as in football and handball, also expresses aggressive penetration, forging ahead.
Here, the reference is to the masculine side of pleasure in man as well as in woman. Often an expression of the pleasure men and women derive from submission. In rare cases, this symbolizes fear of aggression.
According to analytical psychology, it is a symbol of wholeness, of concentrated psychic energy. In depth psychology it is connected to experiences with one’s own sexuality.
If you yourself are the ball (in the game), it refers to a lack of willpower, steadfastness, and purpose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you enjoyed playing a board game in your dream, you have pleasant times ahead. But if you were bored or annoyed by it, you can expect a period of minor difficulties and annoyances. This dream might also be suggesting that you are “bored” with the way things are now.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are playing a computer game, represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Sometimes this dream also is suggesting that you are trying to escape from problems in your real life.
If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... My Dream Interpretation
The Ball expresses concentrated vitality and / or your own center. Here, the question is: Are you kicking yourself7 Or are you bringing yourself into the game.7 It is important what position you play: quarterback, referee, fan, and so on.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of game, either shooting or killing or by other means, denotes fortunate undertakings; but selfish motions; if you fail to take game on a hunt, it denotes bad management and loss.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
People dream about all different types of games. Some are simple and borrowed from daily life, like basketball or Monopoly. Other games in dreams are bizarre, incredible, totally unrealistic, and some are even sadistic.
To interpret the dream you must consider its greater context and your emotional reactions in it. Some games are simply a form of entertainment from your unconscious. You may be having fun in your dream. This is not all that common, but it does happen from time to time. Other “game” dreams may represent the challenges in your life, your competitive nature, or your childishness. They may point out goals to be achieved or are a simple way to let out steam.
The game in your dream could also represent “the game of life.” This is not an original thought on my part, but it deserves attention and consideration.
If you are playing a strange game with people from your daily life, consider your interactions with them and the role that each individual plays.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A suggestion to take life a little easier, not to be so serious. It is an image of the liveliness and the ups and downs of life. Communication, a warning against being too superficial. Longing for contact. See Ball (game).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream that you are taking part in a Game is a mixed omen, for it depends upon the result, for one thing, and after that, it is contrary in its meaning.
If you win for yourself, or your side, it is an unfortunate sign and means misfortune in business. But to lose, indicates that you will be prosperous. See also BIRDS and PARTRIDGE.... Mystic Dream Book
To be engaged in a game represents that you have a playful attitude. Your dream may be giving you the message to engage and play wholeheartedly with the awareness that life is really a game, or to realize that you can only win at this game called life when you can be in the world but not of it. Alternatively, this dream may be showing you that you haven’t been taking your life seriously, and your frivolity has become a defense mechanism that stands in the way of your ability to live an authentic and powerful life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming of playing games traditionally means a time of relaxation and ease, wherein one can regather his or her resources. But in this day and age, it could be a pun, indicating that someone is “playing games” with you. Watching a game hints at feelings of being on the outside looking in - or possibly feelings that you’re sitting on the sidelines while life passes you by.
If you’re playing and enjoying a game, then life will be good to you. But if you’re frustrated by it, expect a few setbacks.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Dreams of Game boy signify that you are honing of mental skills and the desire to battle at a safe distance. Perhaps your dream is telling you that you are playing mind games. See Game.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of being a contestant on a game show may symbolize a petty disagreement with someone in your waking life.
A game show on television speaks of an opportunity to see an argument from a different perspective, bringing light to the situation. You may have to release your feelings of pride so as to resolve this disagreement. Dreaming of a game show is suggesting that you may not have been entirely correct in your original judgment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
(Amusement; Cynicism; Playing games; Playing) To play games or to act sprightly in a dream means pride, arrogance, being cynical, profanity or defiling what is sacred in one’s religion and lacking reverence for it. Playing backgammon in a dream means exaltation, gaining power, honor and rank, or it could denote one’s pride, arrogance and cynicism. Playing with a wedding ring in a dream means concealing secrets, except if someone else appears in one’s dream, then it could mean looking for a missing person. Sitting and playing with one’s heels in a dream means governing. Playing football in a dream means reconciliation or making peace with one’s enemy. Ifa sick person sees himselfplaying a game in a dream, it means recovering from his illness and returning to a normal healthy life. Playing cricket ball in a dream means a fight followed by reconciliation and peace. (Also seeBackgammon; Cock fighting; Gambling; Ball; Bullfight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Each game envisioned in a dream has different meanings, depending on its focus.
For example, chess stresses logic, forethought, and strategy as a key for victory, roulette wheels reflect gambles and uncertainty, word jumbles symbolize the need for ordered communications, and Monopoly might represent cautious use of money.
Figuratively, playing games with people instead of being forthright.... The Language of Dreams
Piaying games in a dream is generally a good sign if there is no reference to whether you are winning or losing. Games of skill have a better chance, and outdoor games of an athletic nature are best of all.... The Complete Dream Book
Spiritually, games are a form of ritualized conflict between two opposing forces. Wars and tribal localized fights were used previously by elders and priests to channel aggression. In the same way, because they are mock fights, games in dreams can be used as expressions of aggression against other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Specific games such as football, baseball, rugby and cricket (which are team games) represent for many the strong ability to identify with a ‘tribe’ or a group of people. They indicate the way in which we gain identity and how we connect with people.
A referee in such a game signifies the monitoring of our behaviour. In dreams, games that require the power of thought and strategy – such as chess or draughts – often give some idea of how we should be taking a situation forward. Decisions may need to be made where we have to gauge the result of our action and take into account our opponent’s reaction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Playing a game such as golf in our dream indicates that we are taking note of how we play the game of life.
If we are playing well we may take it that we are coping well with circumstances in our lives.
If we are playing badly we may need to reassess our abilities and identify which skills we need to improve in order to do things better. Consult the entries for chess, gambling and win / winning for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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
Vision: Dreaming about the lottery: be prepared for dishonesty and don’t have too many illusions. Flaying a game for money: deceit and quarrels ahead. Playing a game of cards: you are holding on to old cliches; or you are caught in the throes of an all-consuming passion that is “devouring” you. Playing a game of dice: your carelessness and naive trust in people is going to cost you dearly. Playing billiards: a planned meeting is running into difficulties. See Chess.
Depth Psychology: The dream may be a warning to change your careless lifestyle, which is interfering with your personal growth, or a challenge to lighten up and not take life so seriously. Other symbols in the dream will provide additional information and you know better than anyone else if you are too serious or too casual.... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Seeing Mount Olympus means you are hoping for spiritual insights or “help from above.” At best, the dream indicates your trust in a higher power. Dreaming about the Olympic games refers to the daily competition you face.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: A penalty is in normal parlance a fine levied for a misdemeanour. It is a punishment imposed by others, often our peers, and will have this meaning in dreams. We will have upset someone without necessarily being prepared to take the consequences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: Playing handball—or any other ball game: you always catch the luck that life is throwing your way and just in time (if—in your dream—you do catch the ball!). See Ball, Hand.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are shot, and are feeling the sensations of dying, denotes that you are to meet unexpected abuse from the ill feelings of friends, but if you escape death by waking, you will be fully reconciled with them later on.
To dream that a preacher shoots you, signifies that you will be annoyed by some friend advancing views condemnatory to those entertained by yourself. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In a sense, this image represents two different situations:
1. Out of the “starting gate” like a shot.
2. Fear of wars, as in Helmet, or more generally, fear of aggression. See Explosion, Lightning, Marksman / Hunter, Fireworks, Shooting.
In classical depth psychology, a sexual image: emission / ejaculation dream, sexual aggression. It can symbolize the aggressor as well as the victim. This aggression is not necessarily negative, because it can also express sexual freedom, reaching the goal (gratification, orgasm).
1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.
2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.
To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.
3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Directed explosive energy, such as that from a gun, is a very effective spiritual tool, although it must be used with care.
If we are noticeably aggressive we would have to be aware of our own motives and perhaps be a little more objective in taking action. Consult the entries for explode / explosion, gun, victim, war and weapon for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be conscious of hearing a shot in dreams or of shooting someone highlights the need for a targeted release of energy, perhaps to clear the air or to achieve a particular end result. Being shot in a dream suggests that we may need to be aware of someone else’s ill feeling towards us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Unconsciously you may be feeling threatened in some way and need to be consciously pro-active in coming to terms with the fear that this brings.
The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man’s dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a shot gun represent intimidation, force and that you perhaps feel backed into a corner. This dream could also signify that you feel forced to do the responsible thing, as in a “shot gun wedding”. See Gun.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To be shot: a traumatic injury to feelings, often out of parental or other close relationship. It need not be something dramatic like being assaulted, but can be a quiet injury like not bonding emotionally with parents. Someone, something else shot: still usually refers to dreamer. Dreamer shooting someone, something: anger, fear or defence against meeting feelings or insights; aggressive sexuality. Idioms: get shot of; shot across the bows, shot in the arm; all shot to pieces; shot in the dark. See example in abreaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of a shotgun, foretells domestic troubles and worry with children and servants.
To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable. See Pistol, Revolver, etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Sling; Catapult) Bringing a slingshot before a sick person in a dream means transporting him to a new place, or it could mean his death and burial.
A slingshot in a dream also means removal of a guardian from his office, or recovering from drug addiction, or it may represent a messenger. Using a slingshot to cast stones at others in a dream also means rightly invoking a strong curse on them.
If one sees a woman using a slingshot to throw stones at him in a dream, it means sorcery or witchcraft.
A slingshot in a dream also denotes just and harsh words. Holding a slingshot and preparing to shoot in a dream represents one’s strength and determination to say something just and true.
If one carries a slingshot but adoes not use it to cast stones in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision + Depth Psychology: Using a slingshot: someone is planning a nasty- attack. Watching others use a slingshot: somebody is planning something treacherous, and your defenses are not what they should be.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see (or hold/use) a slingshot in your dream suggests a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. This dream may also represent a fear of sexuality.... My Dream Interpretation
You literally need to keep on your toes and be ready with some fancy footwork, if necessary. Be ready to dodge opponents and shoot for the goal as soon as you see the opportunity... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Since it’s a game played with the feet, playing soccer in a dream may comment on stepping onto the playing field of life grounded and ready to make a goal A soccer ball alternates five sided and six-sided geometric patterns in black and white, and the pentagon is the construct of creativity and the hexagon the construct of productivity. Therefore, it may metaphorically combine these staictures to suggest playing creatively with a team in order to be productive. Soccer may also appear as a play on words, suggesting “Sock her,” remarking on abuse on a woman’s pride.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you are playing soccer, is a representation of how you react and run your life when confronted with challenges. How well you play the game in your dream is symbolic of your competency, integrity, strengths and weaknesses. It can also be a way of getting out agressions while you sleep.
If you hog the ball in your dream, you need to be more generous and kind to friends and acquaintances.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of being in a video game can symbolize your life. You may feel as though life is a game. Dreaming of being in a video game can also be a product of gaming for hours on end during the day ... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream that you are playing a video game, represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Sometimes this dream also is suggesting that you are trying to escape from problems in your real life.
If you dream of being a character inside a video game, it means you are feeling controlled by others.... My Dream Interpretation