Father (Dad) Dream Symbol – A father represents someone with authority and someone who can be trusted. If you dream of a father it can symbolize authority and protection from the people around you. The dream may be suggested that you need to become more reliant on your own ability to succeed.
When you dream about your own father it is important to analyze the relationship that you have with him. Do you have a positive relationship and respect your father as an authority that can be trusted, or does your dad represent someone who failed to live up to your expectations of what a father should be?
People who ‘daddy issues’ may be trying to process those negative feelings in order to clear their subconscious mind of past hurt and pain. Your dream may be telling you that you need to forgive your father for things he has done against you and move on with your life.
Conversely, someone who has a positive relationship with their father will have a different interpretation of this dream.
A true dad is someone who is able to guide and shield us from the dangers of the world and be willing to sacrifice his own needs and desires for those of his family. Selflessness and strength are two attributes that are associated with a father figure.
If you dream that your father has died in the dream, it may be warning you about someone that may go wrong (not related to your dad).
To see your father restricted or locked up may indicate that you don’t have authority over the people around you. You may be feeling restricted and feel limited to your interactions with your loved ones.
If you dream that your father has an affair with your mother it may indicate a separation that you feel towards your dad. These may be a disconnection between you and your father that needs to be mended. Alternatively, you may be sensing issues within your family that you have not noticed on the surface.
Questions to Ask
- Who does your father represent in your dream? Is it an aspect of yourself or is it your real-life father?
- Do you have issues with your father that have yet to be resolved?
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