Example: ‘Some three years ago I had constant dreams with my mother. We were nearly always in some son of argument or fight’ (Maijorie B). Usually, as in the example, the dreamers anger or frustration; may express difficulties in regard to independence or self confidence; desire to hun another person, or damage their reputation.
Example: ‘I realised a door had been left open that should have been locked and I felt very vulnerable. Suddenly a sword of light appeared in my hand and a voice told me that it was my weapon to fight the evil’ (Mrs DE).
A fight also depicts, as in the example, fighting for our space; our values or honour, we may fight for survival, for our health, fight crime (resist criminal impulses); we may also feel attacked by another person’s opinions, assaulted by sexual desire; fight against depression; have a conflict over moral issues. See attack; war. Idioms: fight it out; fight like cat and dog; look for a fight.
A warning to avoid conflict
If you are fighting with an unknown figure, whether it’s an argument or an out-and-out fistfight, or if you’re participating in a free-for-all, this is a loud and clear message that major changes are on the way. Considering the dreamer’s circumstances as well as other symbols in the dream will reveal the nature of the change, and/or what the dreamer needs to do in order to face it.
Standing on the sidelines and watching other people fight indicates that the troubles of others may spill over into your life.
A dream of war indicates an inner battle.
The dreamer needs to look within and see what it is that’s keeping them from getting anywhere. Other symbols in the dream might help.
A fight in dreams is quite literally a spiritual conflict. We need to work out where and why there is a conflict and perhaps deal with it in a subtle way.
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we dream that we are in a fight, it usually indicates that we are confronting our need for independence. We may also need to express our anger and frustration and the subconscious desire to hurt a part of ourselves. We also may wish to hurt someone else, although this would be unacceptable in the waking state.
Material aspects: To fight back is a natural defence mechanism, so when we are feeling threatened in our everyday lives, we will often dream of taking that situation one stage further and fighting it out.
To throw a punch in a dream is to recognize our own distress or aggression.
To be punched is often to have invited such aggression.
Gives gender - specific: Fighting tends to be a masculine response to a problem so in a man’s dream he may well be attempting to deal with his own reactions. In a woman’s dream she will be developing her own assertiveness and must decide whether her actions are appropriate. You might like to consult the entry for conflict for further clarification.
In a dream, a fight means deception, betrayal, misleading or trickery.
A fight in a dream also means inflation and rising prices, plague, food lines, adversities or stress.
If a soldier sees himself engaged in a battle in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits and a rewarding success. Fighting unjust people in a dream means triumph over injustice, supporting the needs of one’s father or mother first, or being protective of one’s wife or husband. Fighting against the truth in a dream means aligning oneself with heedless people or going astray. (Also see Disbelief; Killing; War; Wrestling)
Symbolizes a problematic way you deal with aggression. Behind it is almost always the wish to deal with aggression more effectively and more constructively. Contradictory thoughts and actions.
1. Mounting conﬂict, usually of an inner nature, between parts of self.
2. Conﬂicts in waking life getting out of control; explore more creative resolutions.
3. Bad luck in relationships.
Dreams of a fight represent that you are venting out aggression, resentment, rage, and hostility toward yourself and/or others. Keep in mind that your anger and willingness to fight for what you believe in is the energy you need to make positive changes in your life. See Venting Dream and War.
1- If we dream that we arc in a fight, it usually indicates that we are confronting our need for independence. We may also need to express our anger and frustration and the subconscious desire to hurt a part of ourselves. We also may wish to hurt someone else, although this would be unacceptable in the waking state
2- To fight back is a natural defence mechanism, so when we are feeling threatened in our everyday lives, we will often dream of taking that situation one stage further and fighting it out.
3- Quite literally a spiritual conflict.
The dreamer should try to work out where, and why, there is a conflict and perhaps deal with it in a more subtle way than with ‘all guns blazing’.
To dream that you engage in a fight, denotes that you will have unpleasant encounters with your business opponents, and law suits threaten you.
To see fighting, denotes that you are squandering your time and money.
For women, this dream is a warning against slander and gossip.
For a young woman to see her lover fighting, is a sign of his unworthiness.
To dream that you are defeated in a fight, signifies that you will lose your right to property.
To whip your assailant, denotes that you will, by courage and perseverance, win honor and wealth in spite of opposition.
To dream that you see two men fighting with pistols, denotes many worries and perplexities, while no real loss is involved in the dream, yet but small profit is predicted and some unpleasantness is denoted.
To dream that you are on your way home and negroes attack you with razors, you will be disappointed in your business, you will be much vexed with servants, and home associations will be unpleasant.
To dream that you are fighting negroes, you will be annoyed by them or by some one of low character.
If a maiden sees her best beloved engaged in fighting with another man, it is an omen that he will prove unworthy.
If a man dreams of seeing his lady love fighting with another woman, it is a sign that she will prove a competent housewife.
To dream that you win a fight means that you will overcome obstacles.