When we close our eyes at night our brains are set to roam free. Repressed and subconscious thoughts and feelings make their way to the surface and release these regressions in the form of dreams.
Fighting in a dream is more common than you may think, but dreaming about fighting someone or seeing a fight is usually very unpleasant.
These dreams often symbolize influences or circumstances that are blocking your progress or goals from coming to fruition.
These types of dreams also have the power to help us look further into ourselves and how we cope when confronted with tough situations.
If you confronted the problem or fought back in your dream, you are likely confident and you are likely the kind of person who does not see obstacles as a blockage.
However, if you ran away when you were attacked then this may indicate that you tend to flee when you face problems.
Overview of fighting dreams
A fighting dream can tell you a lot about your psyche, how you deal with issues, what are your deepest hindrances, and of course your relationship with a person.
If you know the person who you fought within your dream, then this can point to some possible turmoil between the two of you, or maybe some issues that your subconscious is telling you to address.
In some cases you may be aware that there are issues between yourself and this person and your mind is helping you deal with them to prevent any blockages in your relationship.
Then again this may simply be your brain’s way of revealing resentment and anger. A fighting dream can display proof of an inner conflict between morality and emotion.
Types of fighting dreams
There are plenty of different types of fighting dreams that you may have. We will have a look into interpretations in just a moment, but for now, let’s have a look at the types of fighting you may find in your dreams.
One of the most common types is fighting with someone you do not know, this can be confusing because you don’t know this person so why would you be fighting?
This is often linked to inner conflict, and may often be connected to a personal struggle or even trouble making a decision.
Then there is fighting someone you know, this is another common type, often happening as a result of turmoil between you and the other person that you need to confront.
Another possibility is that you are not part of a fight but you are watching a fight instead. This one is unusual, it can have both good and bad connotations. You need to figure with applies more to you.
Finally, the other type is fighting with an animal or creature such as zombies or demons. These all have separate meanings but are unique nonetheless.
Interpretations and meanings
Dreaming of fighting someone you don’t know– this can mean that you are experiencing some major changes in your life and your life could change direction. It is also possible that this could mean an internal personal struggle to come to terms with changes.
Dreaming of fighting someone you know- If you know the person you are fighting or if they are a loved one this could be a wake-up call to some potentially aggressive behavior towards others.
However, if there is tension between you and this person in your life, it could be a hint that you need to acknowledge and deal with that.
Fighting with a parent- If you fought your mother or father in your dream then it is probably a bad sign. It indicates that you may have some bad things headed your way that you should emotionally prepare yourself for.
That being said, it could also point out an accident that may have been caused by you.
Fighting with a friend- If you dream of fighting a good and close friend then this could signify losses in your life. However, it could also be a warning that there are some issues between your friend and yourself that you aren’t aware of.
Fighting with your partner- If you dreamt that you fought with your romantic partner this can be positive, a sign of you reaching a new level of commitment.
However, there is the flip side, if there has been tension between you recently this could be a wake-up call to acknowledge that.
Witnessing a fight- If you witness a fight this can be a sign that you are free to make your own decisions about your life, good on you!
If you see your friends fighting in a dream then this could mean that you are often called to settle arguments in real life.
If you hear someone fighting in your dream this can be a bad omen that there are negativities headed your way and you should tread carefully.
Fighting alongside partner- If you and your partner fought together then this could be a sign that the relationship is coming to an end or that your romantic life is facing some obstacles.
What if I dream of being hurt in a fight?
If you get hurt in the fight then you are likely a person who intervenes with other people’s issues, it may be a wake-up call to take a step back and focus on yourself.
What if I dream of bleeding during a fight?
If you bled during the fight then it could be an omen of betrayal, or infidelity. Be careful who your friends are.
Examples of fighting dreams
Here are some examples of fighting in dreams that may help you figure out what your specific dream meant.
- A person who dreamt of fighting with zombies is struggling to fight off feelings of boredom in their relationship.
- A person who dreamt of fighting with demons is struggling to find spiritual peace as they are resisting bad habits and addictions that are holding them back.
- A person dreams of dogs fighting, in their waking life they are experiencing an inner emotional conflict and cannot decide what they want.
- A person dreamt of fighting a soldier, this person is working hard in their life and is dedicated to their work.
What if you Find Fighting Dreams Unpleasant?
If you’re finding fighting dreams unpleasant or overly intrusive, there are two possible approaches.
The first is to try and identify why you are having such dreams, and if you can, resolve that scenario or feeling, which will hopefully in turn alleviate the dreams.
The second is to consider learning lucid dreaming, which will allow you to exert more control over your dreams and prevent unpleasant dreaming experiences, or possibly gain more insight into why your dreams are taking those forms.