Playing sports represents being active and aggressive in pursuing your goals in life through fairness and good sportsmanship. Dreaming about sports may comment on a competitive endeavor. Observing sports events may point to witnessing your progress in achieving your goals. It may suggest that you are being competitive.
To dream about playing sports can be symbolic of the game of life
If you are playing at a team sport, busy times working with other people lie ahead. Whether or not your team wins or loses indicates your level of success. Losing the game, however, does NOT mean failure. It only indicates delays.
If you are watching a team playing a team sport, you may feel isolated from the others around you - being on the “outside looking in.” Courage may be necessary for you to join with your community.
Participating in an individual event, such as in golf, tennis, swimming or track indicates a strong desire to improve yourself and your circumstances.
Dreams of spectator sports reflect the mass hysteria often found in life.
If you have a decision to make, be sure that it is your own decision and not just reflecting the general feelings of those around you, even if it means having to go against those general feelings.
Playing sports can have different meanings for the type of sport involved:
Ambition, performance, and physicality. In a dream it is often a suggestion to be more playful in everything you do; or are you taking things too lightly?
To dream that you are playing a sport, represents the learning of rules, talents and the achieving of your goals. It also highlights the importance of cooperation, harmony, and teamwork.
To dream that you are watching a sports competition, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions. Also see “Athlete”.
1. If one gets a general sense that what unfolds in the dream represents sports, then it is a message to abide by all the rules and regulations of sports, as well as to be a team player.
2. People one knows are very fair about something.
Dreams about baseball, football, hockey, and the like reveal a subconscious desire for harmony and teamwork. Playing a game means you expect a fair deal from others. See Games, Tennis.
Dreams of sports signify your attitude about teamwork, competition and sportsmanship, winning and losing. Dreams of sports also denote your desire to come out ahead in your current life challenge. Consider whether or not you are handling your circumstance with fairness and sportsmanlike conduct. See Competition.
(see Acrobatics, Jumping, Marathon, Olympics, Running)
Each sport depicted in a dream reveals different dynamic emotions or actions on your part.
For example, seeing an acrobat is far different from dreaming of a football player.
The first likely symbolizes a recognized need for flexibility in your current situation, whereas the second might reveal aggressive action needed to achieve your goals. Consider each vision separately, as well as how the athlete(s) performs, for more insight.
Team sports speak of the ability to act in concert with others. How well does the team play together? Does one person seem to dominate the field, or is it a cooperative effort?
Extreme sports like windsurfing and skateboarding reflect the need to push yourself to the limits of excellence, hut sometimes with tremendous risks involved. Start considering the price you may pay for trying to obtain that proverbial brass ring.