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What Does It Mean When You Dream of Getting Shot by a Bullet and Didn’t Die?


Being shot by a bullet is terrifying. Often, you wake up immediately after you die in a dream. In some cases, you do not always die from the bullet. Instead, you are forced to keep fighting through your injury or have to run away from the assailant. When you are finally able to wake up, you are left wondering what the bullet and your survival mean about your subconscious mind.

From what scientists and researchers can tell, dreams are a reflection of the subconscious mind. They include the thoughts, feelings and desires that you experience in your waking life. Because of this, each aspect of your dream may represent something unique about your waking world. It may show your desires, fears or current problems.

When it comes to being shot in a dream, the emotions involved are normally fear, anger and confusion. At the root of this dream is a sense of being victimized. You are being hurt at the hands of someone else, and the other person has an advantage. Their gun means that you are at risk as you run away or try to fight.

In a dream, a gun typically represents a sense of dominance or strength. It may also represent a fight for desire. Depending on your own experiences, a gun could also signify social status, a certain lifestyle or a career. Often, a gun represents a speedy response and defense. The true interpretation of this depends on the number of gunmen, the kind of gun and how serious the fight is.

If you are shot by a gunman that you cannot see, it generally means that you feel stricken or hurt by the words that other people say. Perhaps someone is gossiping behind your back and causing problems in your waking life. If you dream that you shoot someone else, it could mean that you are rejecting that person or an aspect of yourself. They may represent a certain feeling or attitude in your waking life. You shoot them in the dream because you want to reject that feeling within yourself.

When someone shoots you in the dream, it can also mean that you are trying to reject a certain part of yourself. Even the most emotionally balanced individuals have feelings or traits that they dislike within their mind. Being shot in the dream could mean that you are trying to reject that aspect of yourself. To figure out the trait that you are trying to reject, look at the type of person who is the gunmen. Do they represent a certain feeling or experience to you? If so, your mind may be trying to reject that thought or experience within yourself.

Bullets, Guns and More Interpretations

According to some dream interpreters, watching a bullet get shot in your dream means that there is a situation of hardship in your real life. You may feel attacked or you may feel like there is a significant level of competition in the real world. There may be other people making decisions in your life that you have no power over. You feel like your only option is to get shot because you cannot take control and determine your own future. Because of this, the dream may mean that you are in a situation where you lack the authority or power to make your own choices.

The good news is that you were not harmed in the dream. This means that those individuals are not able to harm you in real life. While you feel attacked and powerless, you are ultimately unaffected by those individuals. You are still injured, but you have some power to take control and achieve your aims.

On its own, a gun generally shows a fight for survival. If you are being shot at by gang members, then it shows that you feel overwhelmed in your real life. You feel like everyone is united against you, and you are the minority struggling to make your case. This may show some of your major fears and frustrations.

If you are in a natural environment or at home, it typically shows your fight over familiar territory. It means that it is most likely a home, family or friend-related situation that is making you upset. In an urban environment or city, the same actions show a fight for survival for your social status, career position or financial status.

If you are hunting in the dream and get shot, it shows a fight for survival. Hunting an animal shows that you are trying to survive and be self-reliant. If you are shot during your hunt, it shows that you feel unable to survive on your own. As hard as you work, it seems impossible to keep your head above water.


  1. This is simply an indication of the activity of the spirit of death which if not cancelled by prayers manifests not as physical death but failures in career and destiny.Meet ur pastor for prayers

    • Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. We always appreciate when members of our community share their supportive comments. Please share more of your experiences and insights in the future. Have a great day, Benny!

    • What do you mean Benny? I had a dream I was shot twice but they missed and didn’t know they missed so I played dead and luckily they thought they killed me and left.. I don’t know what this means but it means something, what you are talking about the spirit of death that isn’t cancelled by prayers manifest in failures in careers and destiny???

      • Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. We always appreciate when members of our community share their supportive comments. Have a great day, Jessa!

  2. Hi, I dreamed to being shot from a stranger wearing a mask, but before he shot me he dressed another mask, and, in all of this, I have been shot in place of someone else. Your article is very very helpful. But I wasn’t be able to decipher everything. I would be grateful if you could give me another little help more. Thanks

    • Your dream may be a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings. There may be a fear in your life that causes you to feel uncertain. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will ensure that you draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Gio!

  3. my son was shot in my dream by an army officer he waved at in that my dream but he didn’t die but was injured. so please I want to know the meaning .

    • Your dream may be a reflection of various memories and influences. You are aware of the risks of war and conflict. The recent shootings may have caused this dream to manifest as well. The injury may be a sign that something has changed in his life. Share your kindness and compassion with him at all times. Have a great day, Chinelo!