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Did You Dream About an Assassin? Here's What It Means

Whenever an interesting dream vision like an assassin shows up in a dream, it can have many possible explanations.

Below are three different dream interpretations of your dream topic from our dream experts.

Which of these explanations best explains your dream?

What does an assassin mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about being an assassin could indicate that you are trying to eliminate certain aspects of your own character. The meaning isn't likely to be quite so simple, however.

It's a symbol of drastic change or transformation.

Alternatively, witnessing an assassination in your dream might suggest that you are feeling powerless or out of control in some aspect of your waking life. It could also be a kind of a fear of sudden and unexpected changes. Both of these dreams are a call to introspection and self-awareness.

An assassin is a somewhat complex and intriguing dream experience to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To know with any kind of confidence, I'd have to really dig deep into the dreamer's background and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of oneself as an assassin may symbolize a subconscious desire to sever ties with a particular aspect of your life, perhaps a destructive habit or an unhealthy relationship.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — It's a manifestation of the id's aggressive impulses, a Freudian concept. Conversely, witnessing an assassination could be a projection of your latent anxieties about abrupt, unforeseen alterations in your life. It might also signify a sense of impotence or lack of agency, a reflection of your ego's struggle to mediate between the id's desires and the superego's moral constraints. The common themes among these potential variations invite a deeper exploration of your unconscious conflicts and unresolved issues.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of being an assassin signifies a spiritual journey of self-transformation, a call from your higher self to eliminate negative traits or habits that no longer serve your spiritual growth. It's a divine nudge to embrace change and evolve. Witnessing an assassination, by contrast, symbolizes a spiritual awakening to the impermanence of life and the sudden shifts it brings. It's a reminder of your spiritual resilience amidst change and a call to surrender control, trusting in the divine plan. The common themes among these dream variations are spiritual invitations to introspect, embrace change, and align more closely with your higher self.

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Whose dream analysis is best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on an assassin best matches your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. Keep in mind that our dreaming mind can be a multifaceted place. Each and every image in a dream can symbolize a wide range of meanings — or result from multiple themes from our daily lives.

Do you have a better analysis on dreams about an assassin you can add? Chime in with your personal ideas to the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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