Probation Officers

Probation Officers

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

A probation officer in a dream is an authoritative figure.

These kinds of dreams are about restrictions and rules within your life. When you have dreams of probation officers specifically it is referencing to needing things to be easier in your life and that you are likely to find success through following rules, creating boundaries for your own self, or surpassing your own expectations.

In this dream you may have

  • Been released from prison with probation
  • Met with a probation officer
  • Took someone to their probation department
  • Seen a probation officer in an odd setting (such as had to see one at work or your spouse made you see one)
  • Asked for probation
  • Went in front of a probation board and had your actions judged
  • Were released from probation
  • Had a probation officer help you bend the rules or help you gain freedom
  • Flirted or had sex with a probation officer

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You are released from probation
  • A parole board releases you from prison and you have a probation officer

Detailed dream meaning

When you see a probation officer in your dream you need to look at the areas of your own life where you need to practice more restraint. You may find that there are areas in your life in which you are being overindulgent or following an unhealthy plan of action. Probation officer dreams are ones of balance and caution and are often a warning sign that you need to cut back the amounts of excess in your life.

When you meet with a probation officer in a dream – either to go through the rules of your release or as a reprimand for past action, your psyche is trying to remind you that you have rules to follow. Even parents, bosses, and other people of prestige or authority have their bosses. When you are involved in actions that are bending the rules that could potentially be harming others or those which you have a reason to feel guilty about, dreams like these are telling you to curtail your behavior before you do something you truly regret. Caution is the name of the dream.

Bargaining with a probation officer – either for your own life or for someone else’s – indicates a need for reprieve from stress and responsibility. If you are doing this for another person it can indicate your own concern for them but more likely you are feeling the stress because of that person. By asking for more freedom for another person in your dream you are actually exercising how you wish that they had more of their own business to take care of, rather than being up in yours. Consider ways to bring distance from this person or persons in your own life in order to experience more freedom.

Often after times of stress and excess you will have a dream of a probation officer letting you off the hook or being freed from prison. Even if you are sent to probation, this is a sign that things in your life are about to get easier and it is a good omen for your waking life. When a probation officer assists you in your dream somehow, you want to look for opportunities in your own waking life where you are able to feel more power. It is an indication that you are not powerless in your current situation but you have to work to tear the chains from around you. Consider the ways in which your own life is feeling suffocating and know that there is a solution easily in sight.

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

  • Breaking away from chains and restriction – becoming your own person
  • Taking responsibility for your actions
  • Feeling guilty
  • Needing a break (vacation) or change in your life
  • Being more assertive

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a probation officer

Scared. Startled. Nervous. Guilty. Unsure. Frightened. Free. Absolved. Release. Happy. Elation. Helped. Dependent. In Need. Gratitude. Protected. Worthy.

By Florance Saul
Jan 16, 2017