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Did You Dream About Karate? Here's What It Means

Did you dream about karate? This is a colorful dream symbol that has multiple possible interpretations.

Scroll down for 3 different explanations from our dream guides on what it means to dream about karate.

Which of these interpretations makes the most sense for your dream?

What does karate 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 practicing karate signifies your inner strength, discipline, and determination. There are many different takes on that idea though.

It reflects your ability to confront problems head-on and your readiness to face challenges.

Alternatively, watching someone else perform karate in a dream suggests that you may be observing someone's strength and resilience in your waking life. It could also mean that you are seeking guidance or inspiration from someone who possesses the qualities that you admire. Both of these dreams highlight the importance of strength, discipline, and resilience in your life.

Karate can be a colorful and puzzling dream concept to offer a firm opinion about. To know confidently, I'd have to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's life and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of practicing karate may symbolize the psychoanalytic concept of sublimation, where you channel your primal instincts into socially acceptable actions.

Some additional thoughts on this: It could represent your unconscious effort to manage aggression or anxiety. Conversely, observing karate in a dream might indicate a process of introjection, where you internalize the qualities of the karateka you're watching. This could suggest a desire to embody their discipline and control. Both of these dreams underscore the Freudian notion of the Ego's role in mediating between the Id's raw desires and the Superego's moral standards, reflecting a balance between your primal instincts and societal expectations.0

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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 practicing karate symbolizes your spiritual journey towards self-mastery and inner peace. It represents your soul's endeavor to discipline itself and harness its innate power. Conversely, watching someone else perform karate in a dream signifies your spirit's yearning for guidance and inspiration. It reflects your subconscious admiration for those who have achieved a state of spiritual equilibrium and your desire to emulate them. Both of these dreams underscore the spiritual concept of self-discipline and inner strength, reflecting your soul's quest for balance and harmony.

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So which analysis of the dream matches your dream?

Which interpretation of karate applies to your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex landscape. Each and every object or image from a dream can reflect a long list of meanings — or be the result of many different activities in our waking lives.

Have a unique analysis for a dream about karate you can add? Contribute your personal analysis in the comments down below.

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