Dream meaning » danger

To dream of being in a perilous situation, and death seems iminent, denotes that you will emerge from obscurity into places of distinction and honor; but if you should not escape the impending danger, and suffer death or a wound, you will lose in business and be annoyed in your home, and by others.

If you are in love, your prospects will grow discouraging.

Physical Physical
You are warning yourself about something you’ve been overlooking. To escape danger portends success.
Emotional Emotional
You are anxious about a situation in your waking life and need to use intuition to feel what’s really happening below the surface.
Spiritual Spiritual
Confronting danger means you are overcoming fear and learning from the situation. What is dangerous in the dream is something you haven’t integrated into your totality.

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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

Any kind of danger signal in a dream may be warning the dreamer to be more cautious in some aspect of life. Other components of the dream should help indicate where the dreamer should exercise more caution.

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

Sometimes, during a dream, an alarming sense of danger invades you, though it is not based on anything tangible.

It is possible that the unconscious is warning you that you suffer unknown physical problems. In other occasions, this danger materializes in a concrete situation (an accident, an attack, etc.), in which case you have to see what that particular threat suggests in order to interpret it.

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

A dream of contrary. You will overcome your difficulties if you faced the danger. If the danger was of a physical nature and you avoided it, it is a warning to look after your health.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Dreams about being in danger can frighten and terrify or thrill and excite, but they come for a reason. Your subconscious mind has picked up subtle cues in your life and wants to warn you of something.

Frightening dreams about being in danger suggest you need to be careful in your waking life. The danger might not be nearly as dramatic as in your dream, but something lurks. Pay attention.
Dreams in which you are in danger but the dream is exciting, even thrilling, act out your sense of adventure and craving for more excitement in your life. Risk-taking in dreams gives you a real thrill, even if it doesn’t happen much in your waking life, and you might even have sensed something is about to happen. You look forward to the thrill and the risk.
To dream someone else is in danger and you must rescue him or her suggests your intuition that someone really does need your help, or at least your protection, just in case. Your dream shows that you are aware of your responsibility.
To dream you see someone else in danger but you don’t or can’t do anything about it symbolizes generalized anxiety about life in this sometimes dangerous world. You feel anxious or even depressed about your helplessness, and you carry with you a fear that something bad is going to happen.

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