When you have dreams about robbery or getting robbed, it can be a scary experience. No one wants to be robbed in real life, and it leaves you feeling violated. Your home or car was broken into, and your precious possessions were taken away. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, dreams about getting robbed can mean a variety of different things.
Dreams About Robbery or Getting Robbed
Luckily, dreams about getting robbed do not actually mean that you will be robbed in your waking life. This type of dream typically shows that there is some type of threat to your security. Think of it as a subconscious warning. You may think that you are completely protected and safe at work, home or in regard to your possessions. Your subconscious mind may be trying to warn you that you still need to take precautions because your position is not quite as secure as you think.
1. A Lack of Power
One interpretation of dreams about robbery or getting robbed is that you lack power. You may feel like you do not have control over your life and personal happiness. You want to be independent and do what you want in life, but it always seems like other people make the decisions for you. In some cases, your course of action may just be dictated by the events. You feel like you are forced into certain decisions, even if what you really want is entirely different.
2. A Lack of Security
Another basic cause of this dream is that you feel like you lack security. There may be an actual threat in your waking life that you are wary about. While this fear could be about losing your possessions, it may also be about your relationships or career. You may feel like there is a hidden, unexpected danger that could harm you in some way. While you may consciously think that you are safe, your subconscious mind is trying to warn you about the potential dangers that lurk in the shadows.
3. Representation of a Past Problem
Sometimes, these dreams occur after a danger or loss has already occurred in real life. You may feel violated in your waking life if a co-worker or a friend did not follow through on what they said they would do. Someone at your work could have worked behind your back to hurt you. Because you were actually harmed in some way in your waking life, you dreamed that you were robbed in your dream.
If you actually know the person who robbed you in the dream, it may indicate that you are concerned about them. They may be taking advantage of you in real life, or you may feel like this person does not have your best interests at heart. Because of these feelings, your subconscious mind is trying to warn you in your dream.
4. An Invasion of Privacy
In real life, getting robbed feels like a violation of your safety and privacy. When you dream about getting robbed, it often represents a similar feeling. You may feel like someone is invading your personal space in real life. There may be someone who is too nosy about your life or who tries to make decisions for you. Whatever the case, your dreams about robbery could represent a sense that your own privacy is being violated.
In other cases, a dream about getting robbed indicates that someone has treated you unfairly. Perhaps you did the majority of the work on a project at your job, but someone else took the credit. You dreamed that you were robbed because someone stole your credit and recognition in your waking life.
Consider the Location, People and Environment
Different variations of this dream can have a different interpretation. If your house is robbed in the dream, it may represent a problem with your family or relationship. You may be allowing tension to build in your relationship and are not actively trying to solve the internal conflict. If you dream that you are robbed and do not see the robber, it may mean that someone is trying to control you and manipulate you for a hidden purpose.
When you dream that you actually see the robber, then this may represent something about the robber. That robber may be someone who is hurting you in your real life. They may be actively working against you. If the robber is someone you were close to, then the relationship may have ended badly.
If you dream that you car was robbed, it may mean that you lost trust in someone you were close to. It may also represent a change in your relationship in the future. If you manage to avoid a robbery in your dreams, then it shows that you are confident that you can avoid the potential threats and negativity around you.