Dream meaning of bandit

A bandit is a classic symbol of unrestrained sexuality.

Dreams about bandits are especially prevalent in young males who are getting to know their sexuality.
It’s a sign that they’re unnerved by the new strength and energy in themselves and don’t know how to control it, or that sexual urges have caused confusion or deviation.

A bandit can symbolize a state of anxiety or wariness.
It can connect with fear of getting caught doing something wrong.

The symbolism of a bandit adds a swashbuckling and seductive dimension to that of a burglar or thief. Robin Hood, for example, is portrayed as a merry bandit.

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

From a symbolic point of view a bandit is not like a thief. The latter is characterized by stealing the property of others, while the figure of the bandit (mythologized as the legendary character who lives in the woods) has a positive reading since it embodies the vigilante who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Thus, the bandit often represents a hidden force trying to restore justice within the subject who is normally forced to comply with excessive rules and dispositions.
The oneiric aggression of bandits reveals, to the female dreamer, an unconscious fear about her sexuality, warning her it is too inhibited, suppressed, or – on the contrary – burgeoning or insatiable.

It is a typical reversed dream that portends the opposite of what you dream, that is, safety and security.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

If you were the victim in the dream, your digestion was at fault; if you observed others being robbed, you are probably contemplating a line of action which you suspect will embarrass you and you’d be right, so don’t do it!

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