To dream that you are being chased represents issues or situations that you are avoiding facing, or confronting. Something you may feel is impossible to overcome or defeat. You may feel stressed or threatened. It may also reflect something you don't want to acknowledge. You may have anxiety, strong fears, insecurities, or guilt. Situations you find emotionally dangerous.
Your actions in a chase dream parallel your waking life reactions to pressure, fear, or stress. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away from the issue. Less serious dreams of being chased may reflect waking life situations where you are avoiding problems with friends, family, or colleagues.
Alternatively, being chased in a dream may be a sign that you feel pressured or driven by a sense of fear or failure. Avoiding embarrassment at all costs. It also reflect your desperation to avoid a serious illness.
To dream of being chased by your father may represent your inability to come to terms with doing what you know is right. It may also be a sign that you are avoiding a bad decision you've made.
To dream of being chased by an elephant represents your wish to avoid a person or situation that has the potential to become very upset with you. Doing everything you can to avoid anger, yelling, being fired, or being broken up with because you didn't do something. It may also reflect your desperation to cover something up that you know will upset someone.
To dream of being chased by a raccoon may represent you wish to avoid the consequences of bad behavior. You may have arrogantly broken rules you knew you weren't supposed to break and now wish to avoid getting caught. It may also reflect your wish to avoid someone who you know is breaking the rules or threatening you with something illegal.
To dream of being chased by a snake may represent your wish to total loss, total failure, or total embarrassment at all costs. It may also represent your wish to avoid someone you can't trust at all.
If you dream of being chased by a person , ask yourself what characteristics stand out the most about them. Hair, height, race, facial features, clothing, holding something? Do they subtlety remind you of something?
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To dream that you are chasing someone or something else represents your attempt to get a hold on something. A goal that is eluding you or a difficult problem that you trying your hardest to get control over.
To dream of something vague chasing you may reflect anxiety about issues that are not yet clear to you that you are avoiding.
To dream of being chased by something big or enormous may reflect your avoidance of issues you feel are too powerful or overwhelming to confront.
To dream of being chased by something hairy may represent your avoidance of something unpopular, unsavory, or not to your personal tastes. Avoiding something that is excessive in some manner or not considerate of your preferences.
Example: A young man dreamed of being chased by a man with an alligator head. In waking life he was losing his hair due to an illness and was avoiding telling anyone at all costs because he feared they would laugh at him.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being chased by someone. In waking life she felt that she was avoiding her ex. She had promised to meet with him again giving him the impression that they might be able to date again when she had no interest in him anymore. She felt the need to avoid him with his constant calls.