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Did You Dream About a Fight? Here's What It Means

A concept like a fight can be a difficult one to interpret. Because dreams are like transmissions from our subconscious minds, and they often include specific references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three possible perspectives on dreams about a fight, written from very different angles.

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What does a fight mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about being in a fight points to things like internal conflict. But the specific meaning of a fight in a dream obviously depends on your present circumstances.

You may be grappling with feelings or decisions, symbolized by the fight. It's a manifestation of your struggle to resolve these issues. Witnessing a fight, by contrast, suggests you may be unwillingly drawn into a conflict or a tense situation in your waking life. You might feel caught in the middle or pressured to choose sides. Both of these dreams highlight a sense of discord and tension that needs to be addressed.

A fight is difficult dream experience to offer a definitive opinion on. To really know confidently, I'd need to get to know the dreamer's life and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of participating in a fight, from a Freudian perspective, could be an expression of repressed aggression or anger, perhaps towards a particular person or situation in your waking life.

I'm also thinking generally about a fight: It may also symbolize a subconscious struggle with self-identity or moral dilemmas. Alternatively, observing a fight in a dream might indicate a projection of internal conflict, where the combatants represent different aspects of your psyche. This could be a manifestation of your ego and superego in conflict, or perhaps a clash between your id-driven desires and societal expectations. Both of these dreams underscore a need for resolution and integration within your psyche.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about being in a fight can be a spiritual call to examine your inner battles. It may symbolize a struggle between your higher self and ego, or between your spiritual aspirations and worldly desires. It's a divine nudge to seek harmony within. Witnessing a fight, however, can be a spiritual mirror reflecting your role as an observer in life's conflicts. It may suggest a need for detachment from worldly dramas or a call to mediate and bring peace. Both of these dreams are spiritual invitations to cultivate inner peace and balance, and to navigate life's challenges with wisdom and grace.

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Whose interpretation of the dream works the best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a fight makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can know for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a convoluted landscape. Any dream concept can reflect a wide range of things — or be the result of many different activities in our conscious life.

Have a unique analysis for dreams about a fight you can add? Contribute your personal interpretation in the comment section below.

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