Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

A riot or rioting in a dream indicates a loss of individuality, a breakdown in civility, a dissolving relationship, and at times – rage.

Whether you are participating in anarchy or simply joining in on what others are doing consider ways in which your own actions are detrimental in your waking life and take time to think about what you are doing with your life.

If you are participating in a riot you want to consider how you’re losing yourself in your waking world. Do you have people around you that are negatively influencing you or dragging you down? This behavior can be a symbol of not being true to yourself, taking the easy way out, and a sign that your own morals have disintegrated. This behavior in a dream is concerning because in your waking world, it shows you are on a very bad path but likely aren’t consciously aware of the danger you are putting yourself into. Rioting in a dream is akin to acting out and reacting rather than being level headed and responsible. These kinds of actions can end up getting you in trouble or causing long term detriment to your life. Be careful who you are associating with and if something looks too good to be true, remember that it probably is!

In this dream you may have

  • Been part of a riot.
  • Started a riot.
  • Burned down a building.
  • Thrown a brick through a window.
  • Stolen items.
  • Raided a grocery store.
  • Seen riots on television
  • Been scared during a riot.
  • Been caught in a riot.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You are caught in a riot but do not act up.
  • You help to quell a riot.
  • You riot for freedom or justice but do not hurt people.
  • You voice your concern for injustice.

Detailed dream meaning

Riots are usually violent and can be scary if you are caught up in them. After Hurricane Katrina, there were riots as well as in the 90s in Los Angeles, CA. Around the world riots are caught on television but often they don’t hit home unless they are local to you or you feel the full impact. Riots can even sound like fun when one is upset with the government, a social injustice, or when freedoms are revoked. Remember that the people hurt in a riot are usually local business owners, citizens, and people just like you. Rioting creates social destruction and at the root breaks down the will of the people that are then left to deal with broken buildings, rubble, and sometimes tainted water or food supplies.

Being trapped by or caught up in a riot is an indication of others making choices for you and losing your voice or reason. There is no way to stop this right now. Sometimes others need attention more than you do and it is a sign that you need to help those people or a specific person around you find the inner voice and strength to express themselves creatively and healthily. You can speak up for people right now as you likely have some skill or experience to help others. Do not allow yourself to feel out of control as you have the power to take control over the situation once the activity and reactive behavior dies down.

Quelling or controlling a riot indicates taking charge over your own life. While there may be grave choices around you in your waking world, you do have the control to bring stability back into your life. Sometimes quelling a riot and can indicate the calm before the storm in your waking life.

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

  • Being the voice of reason.
  • Sudden changes or burdens in your life.
  • Losing your identity.
  • Being caught up with a bad crowd or negative influences.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a riot

Angry. Fearful. Loud. Aggressive. Assertive. Dominant. Small. Submissive. Shrinking. Alert. Calm. Patient. Riled Up. Feisty. Anarchy.

By Florance Saul
Oct 16, 2012