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Did You Dream About an Army? Here's What It Means

A dream image like an army can be a challenging one to give a single meaning for. Because our dreams are blurry reflections of our subconscious minds, and they may include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about an army or any other symbol.

Below are 3 contrasting interpretations of dreams about an army, seen from three different perspectives.

Which interpretation makes the most sense for you?

What does an army 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 an army symbolizes a need for order and discipline in your life. It can be more nuanced than that though.

It may also reflect feelings of power or being part of a larger cause. Seeing an army in action, on the other hand, can represent conflict or turmoil. It may indicate that you are preparing for a major challenge or struggle in your waking life. Both scenarios suggest a need to confront something directly rather than avoiding it.

An army can be a somewhat complex dream object to interpret with any certainty. To know confidently, I'd have to get more information about the dreamer's past and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of being in an army may represent the id's desire for structure and control, a manifestation of the superego's influence.

With that being said, an army can be more complicated than that. It could also signify a latent sense of camaraderie or belonging, reflecting the ego's need for social validation. Witnessing an army in action, however, might symbolize an internal conflict between the id and superego, a Freudian psychic battle. This could also be a projection of an impending real-life confrontation, a subconscious rehearsal of sorts. Both scenarios, in essence, reflect a confrontation with the self or external forces, a testament to the human psyche's resilience and adaptability.

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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 of being in an army can be a spiritual call to align oneself with a higher purpose or cause. It may symbolize your soul's yearning for discipline, unity, and a sense of belonging in the cosmic order. Witnessing an army in action, however, can be a divine message about the spiritual warfare taking place within you or around you. It may represent the battles between light and darkness, good and evil, within your own spiritual journey. Both scenarios, in essence, are spiritual reminders of the constant struggle and balance between the physical and spiritual realms, urging you to stay vigilant and steadfast in your spiritual path.

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So which analysis of the dream is best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining an army fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can know for sure. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complicated place. Each and every dream image can represent a long list of meanings — or be the result of many different realities from our waking life.

Do you have a slightly different dream analysis on dreams about an army of your own? We'd love to hear your personal interpretation to the comments down below.

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