Dream symbol Night watchman


guard, gatekeeper, round, security, control, observation, vigilance

The term "night watchman" originated in the Middle Ages. The night watchman, as he was called at that time, made a patrol through the city to ensure order and safety, and if noisy people wanted to cause trouble, the night watchman intervened with a warning. Furthermore, he also checked whether all the front doors were locked so as not to unintentionally provide entry to thieves and robbers.

Today, the profession of night watchman is usually called "security guard". Unlike in the past, this person is no longer responsible for the security of the whole place, but usually only for that of a particular building. But also in dreams a night watchman can make his observation rounds and thus give interesting hints to the dreamer.

General dream interpretation

This dream image of the night watchman announces to the dreamer that he is very insecure about a dispute. It could be a family matter that is putting a lot of stress on the sleeper because he has not found a solution to this dispute.

If you see a night watchman flitting through your dream, this refers to discord of a private nature. This can refer to the respective partnership or also be connected with external influence.

Generally speaking, when dreaming of a night watchman, dream interpretation asks the subject to exercise CAUTION with one's goods and possessions. If you normally lend your belongings to friends and acquaintances generously and with confidence, this dream symbol advises you to refrain from doing so in the near future. Most likely, you could experience many a blue miracle when borrowed things that are very important to the owner simply disappear.

Except for this initial situation, the dreamer is generally advised to take good care of his property. Careless behavior could end up painfully, because people who are jealous are everywhere.

If the dreamer walks the streets as a night watchman himself, he might be able to avoid a private dispute. Vigilance is now at the top of the to-do list for the dreamer. Sometimes it's better not to say everything that's on your mind right away. One is better advised at the moment to let some things linger in the "dark".

Psychological dream interpretation

Lack of sense of direction is usually hidden in the background of the dream symbol "night watchman". The dreamer is groping in the dark. If the dreamer observes the night watchman in the dream in detail, almost staring at him, it indicates helplessness and loneliness in real life. He does not feel up to the challenge of life, has the feeling that he cannot stand alone and would prefer to pass all responsibility on to someone else. This someone is supposed to take on the role of protector for him. On the other hand, however, the person concerned is afraid that other people will put in their two cents and, in certain situations, will be able to take over one's life or make decisions for oneself.

If the dream night watchman walks around with a lantern, this symbolizes a glimmer of hope and in that sense stands for confidence and trust . The light of the lantern symbolizes here the shining on the way, the clarity, which will lead to the realization. Thus, all difficulties dissolve into nothingness for the dreamer.

If a night watchman in a dream blocks your way, it could serve as an indication that he wants to protect you from wrongdoing and keep you away from unreasonable deeds.

Spiritual dream interpretation

In connection with spiritual dream interpretation, the night watchman in dreams serves as a symbol of the guardian between the physical and subtle worlds.


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