Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Rules are a part of life but when you have dream about them it is an omen of restrictions, fairness, and discipline.

Dreaming of following or breaking the rules are both indications of your own emotional well being and how you are being blocked or hindered regarding life lessons on your spiritual path.

In this dream you may have

  • Lay down the law.
  • Set rules to follow.
  • Are introduced to a new way of doing things.
  • Learned a lesson.
  • Set rules for yourself or for your finances.
  • Gave rules to someone.
  • Broke the rules.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You laid down rules for yourself – especially if they are creating a better life or a healthier lifestyle for you.
  • You stood up against a poor ruling.

Detailed dream meaning

Dreaming of rules in your life indicates a need for order to some extent. When you are dealing with rules placed by others then this is a reactionary dream that has a different meaning than if you set rules for yourself. Setting rules for yourself in a dream is an indication to a new start awaiting you. This is a great omen, especially if you are heading into a new direction in your life or wish that you were. Often when we set rules for ourselves in a way to better our lives we set up unreasonable goals. When you are being reasonable in your dream this can be an act of inspiration from your psyche and overall is a beneficial dream. Often dreams like these will carry prophetic results as well. When you in need of a fresh start, order, or regularity in your life then rules are usually a good omen that what you need is coming your way.

Dreaming of placing rules on others is an attempt to gain control in your own waking life and working out how to best express your needs to others. This is a sign that communication and even help is needed sometimes. If the others in your dreams receive the rules well then this is a good sign that there is a positive chance that there are outlets to achieve your goals. Consider asking others for help in areas that you feel overburdened.

When you dream that many rules or boundaries are being placed on your in a dream then you have to evaluate your waking world in what ways are you failing or feeling like you are lacking. Seeing the rules of others as being overly harsh or restrictive is an indication that you are limiting your self through being too demanding on your own self. Now is a good time to evaluate your own life and goals and see if they are going to be. To dream of rules means that life is likely being monitored by others or that you feel that you are being watched closely in some regard. When you dream of rules at work, then you want to focus on the areas of your work life where you feel that things are not as they should be. If you are the one that are making the rules then consider ways in which you can work to gain more order and control in your life – establishing routine habits or applying rules to your own life.

Breaking rules in a dream is the psyche’s way of rebelling against being confined and has many indications for your waking world. It can indicate a need to loosen up and to stop being so uptight and it can also indicate feeling trapped in your own life and then acting out. Consider ways in which you are feeling confined and try to do something different. Having dreams like this is telling you that it is time to act and to stop allowing others to define your life for you. You are the only one that can lead your life and you are the only one, ultimately, that can make choices. Breaking the rules in a dream can also indicate repressed feelings of being treated unfairly.

Focusing on rules in a dream indicates that you are aware of your own boundaries and this is a good sign, however you may want to look at ways where you are crossing the line or feel that others are imposing on you. Remember that you have the right to state your boundaries and others do not have the right to cross them.

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

  • Being clear about your own boundaries.
  • Taking on too much.
  • Fair and fairness issues.
  • Feeling out of control.
  • Planning for the future (long term planning).

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of rules

Structured. Bound. Pent Up. Conflicted. Confused. Questioning. Authoritative. Demanding.

By Florance Saul
Oct 16, 2012