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To be chased in a dream is extremely common. This dream may include being chased by a person,  shadow, shark, fox, dog, rabbit, another person or any other strange object. In addition, you may have had a dream where a group of people or zombies are chasing you. Being chased in your dream signifies worry. Whatever is pursing you in your dream is your unconscious mind letting you know that you need to face responsibilities. This dream means that you are running from responsibilities that need to be sorted out. If you are chased by any type of animal then this generally means that you need to come to terms with your passion in life. Being eaten is a negative sign.

 

If a man dreams of being chased by a female in his dream then this indicates that there is a feeling he is being consumed by another. There is also an emphasis on the fear of his own actions in the future. The length of space between yourself and the chaser often indicates how far you are away from your anxieties and troubles. If you are close then this dream is directly associated with problems which are going to surface very shortly. If you dream that you are being attacked following being chased then this just highlights your fears.

 

Everyday stress of modern life has taken its toll and it is time to accept this and evolve your responsibilities so that you do not carry a massive burden. This dream also shows that others depend upon you to do well in life, whether that is family, friends or children. If you change your life then consider the impact upon others and above all your own happiness.

 

When you have a re-occurring dream about being chased then this indicates that you need to embrace a happy ending in your life. In order to find out a happy ending you need to meditate on the reasons why you're being chased. Some dreams you may experience make you feel frightened and you are relieved wake-up. To unlock the meaning of this dream you need to understand what in the waking life makes you feel afraid. It is important to persevere with a particular project or plan at work that you may have found caused anxiety in your personal life. The true meaning is that you need to achieve success at work in your waking life.

 

 

In your dream you may have…

 

  • Felt restricted.
  • You know they are close behind you.
  • You cannot run fast enough to get away.
  • Being chased by a group of people or zombies.
  • The person chasing you seems to be hiding somewhere and you are aware that they are chasing you.
  • You cannot see who they are.
  • A stranger follows you in your dream you have never met this person before.
  • No matter where you are in your dream you cannot seem to escape.
  • It is apparent that they are following you and you are helpless.
  • Your dream may have featured another person or animal being chased. You observed this.
  • The feeling of being uncomfortable that your safety is at risk.
  • You feel frightened. When you wake up it is a relief.
  • You were caught when you were being chased.
  • The pursuer never actually caught up with you. You were able to escape successfully.

 

Positive changes are afoot if…

 

  • You escape the chaser / pursuer.
  • You paid close attention to the person that is chasing you and knew you would win.
  • You manage to escape without being caught.
  • You confronted the pursuer and everything turns out positively.
  • You managed to escape the situation in your dream completely.
  • The person that you sensed behind you was no longer chasing you.
  • When you turn around there is nothing or no-one there.

 

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life...

 

  • You are trying to escape from a situation at work which has become a problem in your life. It is starting to take over the way you think outside working hours.
  • Financial inheritance or a sum of money will need to be discussed with family members.
  • You have been feeling shame in regards to the way that you have treated a close friend over the last six months.
  • You have regrets in decisions that you have made in your career and it's time to re-evaluate and decide whether you can retrain for a new life.
  • You have been feeling that your relationship has been affected negatively by another person within the last three months - it might be worthwhile finding a new partner. Alternatively, this is a warning that you need to make sure that you make the effort in this relationship and every relationship needs work.
  • In your career you have encountered a number of difficult people and problems at work.

 

Detailed dream interpretation…

 

Conflict in your dream: if you actually have a conflict with the person that is chasing you then this indicates that you are likely to be affected by preprogrammed reproductions of situations which you encountered when you were a child.

 

Chased by burglars or criminals: if the dream was in relation to being chased by burglars or criminals then you're looking to protect yourself from other people's actions in the future. If the chaser is cursing you or shouting words then you are feeling anger. Make sure that you do not lose your temper in situations that require you to remain silent.

 

Chased another person: if you participated in chasing another in your dream then you are going to find that finances are going to cause problems. This is not to say that you are never going to be comfortable it just indicates that you will always worry about money.

 

Chased by a monster: many dream oracles also interpret that if you are running away from a monster then this generally means that a new ending is on the horizon. To be chased by an alien shows that sorrow a misfortune is likely to take hold in your immediate future. If when you turn around what ever is chasing you dissolves away in front of your eyes then this shows that you have the power to overcome your fears and anxieties. If an animal which is chasing you is bigger than it is in human life this might mean that a situation will be delayed in the future. This dream reflects who you are and new beginnings are coming.

 

Laughing: if you laugh in your dream or you find the event humorous then this is a positive dream.

 

Chased by people at work or school: if you are being chased by work colleagues or people at school then this indicates that you may feel that you are not working as hard as you should.

 

You know the person who is chasing you: if you recognise the pursuer and you are running then it is important that this is taken into account when trying to decide the meaning of your dream.

 

Unable to move or run: if you find yourself paralysed in your dream and unable to move and the chaser is catching up with you then this indicates that you need to grow up and develop some sense of responsibility for the need to develop physically and there is a need to develop emotionally.

 

In slow motion: If you dream that you are in slow motion when being chased then this is an indication that you need to look at relationships around you. Think about how you can improve social relationships especially those related to your work. To be chased by a spider means that people in waking life may require you to complete a task.

 

Trapped to the ground: to have a dream of being trapped to the ground while you're being chased is related to inadequate feelings. If you are a woman and you cannot move because you are being chased by something in your dream suggests you are feeling restricted by the environment in which you live. If you are a man and you have a similar experience this indicates that your masculinity has been questioned. You need to recognise openly any factors which are giving rise to your fears. The most common dream in regards to being chased if that you actually feel somebody's following you or you have a feeling somebody is behind you.

 

Cannot see the person chasing you: this means you cannot visualise them. In this instance the follower is actually part of you and this dream indicates that you need to explore the feelings within or change your attitude towards an area of your career.

 

If you turn around in your dream and you see a shadow following you this indicates you have denied yourself something in your life.

 

Chased by a butcher: if you see a butcher or somebody is chasing you with a weapon that is intended to hurt you then this indicates that there is a situation in your life that you need to confront in order for future happiness.

 

Chased towards a light: If you see a light in your dream and you are being chased towards it then this indicates that spiritual development is on the horizon.

 

Person has a cloak: generally, if the person chasing you has a cloak or appears weird, ugly or unfamiliar then this indicates that you need to look at how you deal with future situations and you need to judge yourself on your successes rather than your failures in a work situation.

 

 

Chased by a bull: if you see a bull chasing you this shows that there is likely to be business trouble in the future. The problems are going to be centred around jealousy, and it is likely competitors or colleagues at work will harass you.

 

People trying to access your house: if you are in your house and people are trying to enter this indicates you need your own space and it is important to make sure you feel that you have a proper home life. This dream also means that someone has violated your own private space.

 

Chased in the streets: if you are being chased around streets in your dream then this indicates a financial problem in your life. If you manage to actually hide from the chaser and you manage to lose them it is important to consider where you are in your dream and in your waking life the home surroundings at the moment. They will give you an indication of how you can escape your anxieties in your waking life.

 

Chased by a dog: if you dream that a dog chases you or foxes then this denotes an usual briskness in all affairs. To see a hare or rabbit chased by dogs or a hunt shows that there are trouble among your friends and you need to concern yourself to make sure that relationships maintain on a good standing. If you see a dog chasing a squirrel then this indicates a disagreement among friends or close family members. If you dream of chasing or hunting a fox then this shows that you are engaging in doubtful risky situations in your love life. If you kill the fox in your dream then you are likely to have a successful outcome.

 

Chased by a shark: if you are chased or followed by a shark then this indicates that there are going to be situations in which you cannot avoid. It is important to actually look at the water in this dream. If the water is clear and you are being attacked and can swim away then this foretells there are going to be some areas where prosperity will be questioned.

 

 

Chased by a bat : if you dream of being followed by a bat (animal) or someone with a baseball bat then this is in connection with your love life. If a bat (animal) chased you then these circumstances indicate that you are likely to encounter some type of minor illness either yourself or your sweetheart. If you dream that flies are following you in your dream - or any other vermin then this dream is not a good omen. You will have bad luck for the next two days. It is time to remove some of the difficulty in your life and a new start will follow.

 

Chased by a snake: to dream of a snake following you represents that friends are going to be grateful in connection with a gift that you are going to give in the future. If the snake killed you then you are going to win in the face of your enemies. The snake is often regarded as an omen that is both positive and negative and spreads all over the world and is generally believed that if you are badly hurt by a snake then good luck and protection will be assured.

 

Bees chasing you: if you are chased by bees buzzing or are covered in a swarm of bees highlights that trouble is likely to come. Most dream oracles interpret being stunned by a bee means that you are going to have physical problems in the future. Whenever they sting your body - you will be tarnished.

 

If you are well off or middle-class and you dream of bees you're likely to have some upset in your business affairs, especially if you are being attacked or followed by only one bee. To catch a bee which is following you means that you are going to speak to someone who is not faithful. If the bees swarm into your own house then you are likely to have troubles with enemies.

 

Zombie's chasing you: to be chased by a zombie or group of people then this dream is associated with your own judgment. It is extremely rare to encounter such a dream. These types of dreams are particularly worrying as we associate the dream with our own traits. If the zombie's behaviour in the dream was inconsistent and unplanned and the zombies natural instinct was to chase you then this was connected to your true personality. If they don't catch you then this is a positive omen.

 

Chased by a the dead: if someone that is dead is central to the chase and you are lacking the power to run then this dream indicates there is a relationship which needs a resolution. The message here is that you need to experience social pleasure in your life. This dream also indicates that you are running away from your responsibilities. It is important for you to meditate. If dead people are hunting you in your dream then this is related to your unconscious mind about the fears in your life. It may well be that you were running away from responsibilities at work. This dream shows us that we need to prevent unacceptable approaches to life's problems. The real culprit of this dream is more than likely to be everyday stresses which you have unconsciously decided to enter deal with in your dream state.

 

You are chasing someone: if you are chasing someone in your dream then this means that you have some type of unresolved desire or alternatively attachment to a situation or person that you are unable to obtain. Spiritually, this dream represents the fear of your actions and the dream is trying to push you forward in life.

 

Chased by dark shadows: if you are chased by dark shadows then this dream indicates that you need to escape from feeling oppressed. This may be in regards to childhood difficulty or problems in your early life. It is important that you follow your passion and face your fears. If you are being chased by the weather such as a hurricane then this generally foreshadows evil in your life. It is important to not be too disappointed and to stand up for yourself in the face of family conflict.

 

Chased by a bus or car: if you are trying to chase an object such as a bus or car and you actually miss this object then it indicates that there is likely to be some type of anxiety and frustration in your life or behaviour in the future. To be chased by a mode of transport means that you are on the wrong path in life, you need to try to think about what you need to complete to get on the right path.

 

Chased in wooded area: if you are chased in a woodland then this indicates that you have been cheating yourself and it is time to face up to your real desires.

 

Chased by a robot: if a machine or robot chases you in dream this means that you have anxiety about your happiness in the future. It is important to recognise that this dream is based on fear of the future.

 

Historic Dream interpretation in the 1930s...

 

  • To be chased by a group of people in your dream indicates your emotions are high at the moment. This dream means you must control feelings of rage, fear and sexual desire.
  • In this dream you need to look at the strict symbols of interpretation. If you are dreaming that you have been chased by a monster or vampire then this is a sign that you may encounter some type of treachery from someone you trust. The fact they are actually being chased indicates that you have been responsible for the treachery yourself.
  • If you are being chased by a spider then you are going to encounter a difficult situation which is going to be rooted in your subconscious mind. The fear and anxiety is at the root of these types of dream is and it is for this reason than they can afford such a clue to the psychological dream interpreters.
  • Historically, psychologists wrote that it is possible to visualise the real trouble which is the root of the dreamers difficulties, whilst with ordinary dreams it is possible to find that some solution to the problem.
  • Individually, the symbols which you may have found chasing you may not have a negative meaning. For example being chased by a cat represents happiness on the way and a vampire means you are going to marry into money. Therefore if you find that these symbols are chasing you then you need to look at the individual meaning of each element.

 

Ancient meanings of being chased (pre-1930s)…

 

  • Traditional dream oracles skip over the problem of chasing and categorise this dream as a nightmare, this is treating the individual creatures or people which are chasing you in the dream as symbols of the normal frightening images of a nightmare.
  • In ancient dream oracles the dream of being chased or followed is often referred to the hunt. This is not a positive omen. For it means to all an unpleasant time with hostile people who are likely to offend the dreamer.
  • To dream that you are hunting a stag and that you actually capture this is a great sign of future prosperity.
  • If you are in a relationship this indicates that you will obtain your wish.
  • To dream of hunting a hare or a rabbit indicates likely misfortune your trouble.
  • This also indicates some type of relationship problem in the future.
  • If you dream of hunting a fox then this shows that you are likely to outsmart competitors or rivals.

 

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of being chased or followed …

Scared. Terrified that the object of fear is going to end up catching you. Doomed. Threatened by somebody else. Feeling very vulnerable and scared that this person will hurt you. Not able to run properly. Inability to see what is coming. Panic. A feeling of being extremely uncomfortable. You are unable to leave the dream. Relieved that the person, group or animal disappears eventually.

 


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