A literal trial may be revealed beforehand in order to lessen or avert
A trial in the spiritual sense is anything that tests our spiritual beliefs and understanding to the limits. Often such a dream will highlight our weakest points – sometimes ways in which we can be most judgemental – in which case we have the opportunity to reach more understanding in waking life.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of a scenario where we are being prosecuted suggests that we feel that authority has us on trial and we must justify ourselves, usually from an emotional perspective, but sometime in our actions or demeanour. Trial by ordeal, such as the supposed witched went through in previous times, appearing as a dream image signifies that we may be feeling persecuted.
Material aspects: When in waking life we are on trial, such as on probation at the beginning of a job, images of legality such as justice, judges and so on can appear in dreams. Understanding the relevance of these images can help us to overcome our own doubts.
Vision: If you are taking someone to court: you will get involved in a nasty business that comes to a “happy” ending only at the last minute.
If you are taken to court: your selfish behavior will be your undoing. Winning a court case: and you thought you didn’t have a chance! Losing a court case: try to make peace with your adversary7 or find a compromise.
Depth Psychology: See Court, Lawyer.
If you are the accused, pay close attention to what you are accused of.
If you are the accuser, take a look at what injustice has been done. You need to be objective, focused, and fair in your everyday life. See Attorney.
If you dream of being on trial, you are too self-critical and should be nicer to yourself.
If you attend or watch a trial in a dream, you haven’t yet made up your mind about whether you like someone you’ve met in real life.
You have an admirer whose merits you have not hitherto valued. You would be wise to study and develop this friendship.
1. Judgment, prosecution.
2. An experiment in behavior.
3. Seeing an injustice.
4. Very emotional period in life or situation.
Dreams of a trial signify that you are assessing the innocence or guilt of yourself or someone whom has hurt you. You are integrating and grappling with your inner critic and judge, passing a verdict about an important situation that has just occurred in your life. Keep in mind that your greatest life lessons are usually learned through trial and error. See Judge, Jury Guilty and Innocent.