Most popular explanation, which consists of most common symbolism, meanings and interpretations about afraid in dreams
Being Afraid means Temporary Misfortune – When the dreamer is being afraid, filled with fear for something in his dream, it foretells about worries and dilemmas he is suffering from. There is a possibility of misfortune in professional and/or personal life. However, the bad luck will go away after a while, because all of the troubles will be a temporarily thing.
Others Being Afraid means Aid for Relatives – If the dreamer sees others being afraid, frightened, scared or filled with fear or apprehension, then there is a possibility that your friends, family or colleagues will have some failures and you will have to help them. It seems that those people need you to give them a hand and you should be delighted of it. Sometimes we ought to help as you never know when you will be the one who needs it either. Try to pay more attention to people that you care of and look for after them.
Afraid of Heights
Acrophobia If being afraid of heights – The dream about fear of heights can be induced by acrophobia from waking life. Very often our brain recreates such scenarios, in which we can relive true feelings without real danger to us. So dreaming about being afraid of heights can mean that you have such fear and your subconscious is trying to warn you about it. In other hand such dream can have opposite purpose – it is an aid for you to overcome your fear of heights.
Lack of confidence If fear of heights – Second interpretation of the dream about acrophobia is related to some kind of phobia in the dreamer’s life. Maybe you have fear to do something new in you life. It can be new relationship, new job or new activity. Sometimes we have dreams about being scared just because of very important events are coming in our waking life. Also, dreaming about having fear of heights can show the dreamer’s inability to make decisions and to act firmly in important situations.
Victory If being scared of heights – Old dreambooks suggest that the dreamer is going to overcome his enemies and obstacles. Fear of heights is just like indicator that your goal in the life is coming closer. The bigger the fear is, the greater your success will be.
Afraid of Falling
Acrophobia If being afraid of falling - Firstly, the dream about the fear of falling is interpreted like the fear of heights. Both dreams can be induced by acrophobia from waking life.
Falling from bed If dreaming about falling – Real risk of falling from bed while person is sleeping is very common external stimuli. And because of this stimuli we are dreaming about the fear of falling.
Fulfillment of wish If falling or flying - It is very common to dream what we fear most or what we want to experience. In this case dream about fear of falling or flying is created because of our subconscious is trying to give us feelings about such activities.
Trauma if having fear of falling – According to scientifically proven studies of dreams, fear of falling while we are sleeping occurs because of traumatic events from our waking life. Explanations are very realistic and indicate that the dreamer had trauma from childhood like falling from parents’ arms or he had trauma during childbirth.
Dissatisfaction if afraid of falling – Ancient Egyptians explained dreams about fear in comparison to lack of confidence within the dreamer. Because of being unable to make firm decisions and not having self-confidence, the dreamer is in dissatisfaction with himself. And this conditions gives him the dream about the fear of falling.
Mistakes if crying because of falling – Modern psychology sees this dream as anxiety of mistake and the wish for fixing it. But if the dreamer was crying in the dream because of big fear, then it is indication of very big mistake, which need to be compensated in some way.
Achievements if falling without fear – If in a dream one has the fear of falling and then suddenly this fear vanished while he is in process of falling, then such dream shows big fortune for the dreamer. He will overcome obstacles and accomplish something victorious.
Afraid of Animals
Friends or Relatives If Dogs – To be afraid of dog, shows the dreamer’s fear of the wrongdoing from or for his friend. But if the dog in the dream is afraid of you, then such dream indicates that you need to help to your friend.
Enemies or Problems If Cats – To be afraid of cat, shows dangerous enemies. If cat is afraid because of you, then it a sign that you will overcome your enemies or problems in waking life.
Worries about Productivity If Rabbit – If you have fear of bunny or you being afraid of rabbit in a dream, then it indicates your conscious fear to be to slow and be unable to act properly fast in important parts of your life. Maybe you should do less thinking and do more working.
Disintegration or phobias If Worms – In a dream to be afraid of worms, shows feeling of being unimportant or feeling of disintegration. Maybe the dreamer has bad habits or bad thoughts and that cause such feelings. Irrelevance and degradation within the dreamer also represent fear of worms in dreams. According Freud, when worm stands for penis in the dream, then being afraid of worm, shows the fear of sexual intercourse. Genophobia is name of the fear of sexual intercourse. Third meaning about the fear of worms in a dream is related to real phobia of worms – Helminthophobia, scoleciphobia or vermiphobia is the fear of worms. Especially dreaming of parasitic worms can show the dreamer fear of being infested with worms.
Troubled friends or phobia If Snakes – In a dream to be afraid of snake, or to have fear that snake is going to attack you or bite you, shows that you have fear of being betrayed by your friends. Or it can show very strong enemy that is very dangerous right now. Second interpretation of the dream about fear of snakes, is clearly an indication of real phobia in the dreamer – ophiophobia is fear of snakes.
Feminine power or phobia If Spiders – Dreaming about spiders has links to feminine power and sexuality or mother’s complex. In a dream to have fear of spider or to be afraid of being bitten by one, shows that the dreamer is afraid of some powerful woman. For a man it can be his mother or wife or his ex-partner. Maybe he has conflict with one of them. For woman it can represent her mother or conflict with other dominant female in her life. But it can be opposite and she might be that strong female in conflict with her partner. For those who have arachnophobia, dream about spiders can be just regular nightmare and representation of their fear of spiders.
Meaningless stress or phobias If Monsters – If in a dream you are afraid of indescribable monster, then it shows your inner worries about something. Other interpretation of monster in dream clearly tells that the dreamer can have some kind of phobia or energy eating fear in himself or meaningless stress in his environment.
Afraid of Events
Shocking life events If tornado, storm, lightning, blizzard, earthquake – Dreaming about being afraid of earthly disasters indicates socking life events in the dreamer ‘s waking life. But in other hand such dreams can be induced by external stimulus and show that, while you was asleep, real storm, rain or lightning was outside.
Thanatophobia, intoxication, traumas If scared of own death – Dreaming of being afraid of death or dying, shows the dreamer’s phobia of death in waking life or it indicates traumatic events from waking life. The fear of death is ancient and primal. This fear is common for most of us. Fear in the nightmare is self defense mechanism. Sometimes the dream about death is just a scenario, which must be relived in the dream, to give us insight about feelings in case of death or warn us about something. Intoxication can be external stimuli for nightmare about death. Thanatophobia, intoxication, traumatic life event or opportunity to feel fear of death – these are reasons of why such bad experience is created in our subconscious while we are asleep.
Defense if afraid of others death – If the dreamer is afraid because of some very close person is going to die in a dream, then such dream shows him how important this person is in his life and how to cope with his feelings. Very often it is nightmare and it has purpose to make the dreamer stronger person, which will overcome all obstacles in his life.
Afraid dream meanings by Gustavus Hindman Miller from dream dictionary “10,000 Dreams Interpreted” or “What’s In A Dream” or “Dreams, Their Scientific and Practical Interpretations”
To be Afraid means Misfortune – In a dream to be frightened or to feel that you are afraid to proceed with some affair, or continue a journey, symbolizes bad luck and means that you will find trouble in your household, and enterprises will be unsuccessful.
To see others Afraid means Determent – In a dream to see other people are scared, filled with fear, shows that some friend will be deterred from performing some favor for you because of his own difficulties.
Woman is Afraid of Dog means Doubt – If a young woman is dreaming that she is afraid of a dog, then such dream’s symbolic significance denotes that there might be a possibility of her doubting a true friend.