As a slow game of strategy, playing chess in your dreams may represent that you have met your match in a business negotiation.
A chess match may comment that you are involved in a power play where there is a lot at stake.
Symbolic of being locked in a strategic battle with people or spiritual enemies
Mental game of life; see “game”
also see Dream Dictionary: Games
Dreams of chess are indicative of the struggle within between the self and the shadow. It represents our primal understanding of good and evil.
Based as it is on a battle, chess highlights the conflict between the spiritual powers of light and darkness.
The white pieces and squares represent the light, and the black, darkness.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Playing chess and losing indicates that we have undertaken an activity in our waking lives which cannot be successful. We have not got the wherewithal, or perhaps the knowledge, to pit ourselves against greater forces.
Material aspects: In dreams, chess can express any internal conflict. It may also indicate the need for strategy in our lives.
Vision: If you or someone else is playing chess: think carefully before you act. Try to increase your knowledge and then use it! Winning a chess game: your partner has given you an opening that you either haven’t noticed or that you saw and did not act upon. Losing a chess game: your partner’s intelligence could help you to achievc great success. See Game.
Depth Psychology: This game is a reminder to use more of your good sense and take advantage of the opportunities (“openings”) coming your way.
Playing chess indicates you will be involved in an argument with family members. See also Checkers.
(Challenges; Game) Playing chess in a dream means mixing with all kinds of people. Playing chess in a dream also means deception, fights or a ploy. Seeing a chessboard, and ifno one is playing it in a dream represents a strike, or people who are dismissed from their job. Ifone sees people playing it, then such people represent the leaders or the statesmen.
The winner in a chess game in a dream is the winner of a political or a military maneuver. Whatever steps one takes in playing chess in a dream will be reflected in the political arena. Playing chess in a dream also could mean intending a fight, but not knowing whether he will win or lose. It also could mean facing dangerous people, so one is warned in the dream to be on guard against their tricks or ploys. Playing chess in a dream also could mean vain talk or a weak fight.
If one wins in the dream, it means that he will win in wakefulness.
A chess game in a dream also means a war, a fight, booty, discovering secrets, pursuing hints, gradual movement, changing conditions, changing temper, or it could mean travels. (Also see Backgammon; Chessboard; Chessmen)
False utterances, lies and allegations. Also arguments.
Symbol for the fight of the white (affirming) against the black (rejecting) energy in all of us.
The outcome of this battle is determined by our awareness. See Game, Fight.
To see or play chess in your dream, indicates that you need to carefully think through a situation before making a decision.
The dream may also refer to the strategy you have developed for getting what you want in your love life or career.
1. One is involved in a conﬂict with a clever opponent.
2. Take great care when dealing with someone.
Dreams of chess symbolize strategy, patience, and slow, deliberate moves in your decision making process. This dream could also reflect discipline, intelligence, and the manipulation of power and energy. See Checkmate.
also see Games
1- The game of chess originally signified the ‘war’ between good and evil. So in dreams it may still express the conflict within. It may also indicate the need for strategy in our lives.
2- Playing chess and losing indicates that we have undertaken an activity in our waking lives which cannot be successful. We have not got the wherewithal, or perhaps the knowledge, to pit ourselves against greater forces.
3- The conflict between the spiritual powers of light and darkness is highlighted.
To dream of playing chess, denotes stagnation of business, dull companions, and poor health.
To dream that you lose at chess, worries from mean sources will ensue; but if you win, disagreeable influences may be surmounted.