To see a detective working a case in the dream, relates to certain thrills and dangers in your waking life. You are traveling down a path to learn about certain negative truth and workings of the world. Depending on your interaction and context of the detective in the dream, it may be interpreted differently. Below we will go through the most common detective related dream meanings.
Being a Detective
To see yourself being a detective in the dream, indicates that there are areas in your life that do not make sense. You are actively seeking out supporting clues and information to help you figure out other people’s true motivations. Maybe you are taking a project, signing a contract, or simply having trust issues with your business or intimate partners. The dream hints that you must find out more before jumping to conclusions with your suspicions and hypothesis.
Meeting a Detective
To dream that you are meeting a friendly detective on a casual setting like backyard barbecue or birthday party, indicates that you searching for your hidden abilities and talents. However, there might be some hidden worry and stress in your personal or business life. Something is bothering you but you cannot seem to pinpoint the exact issue.
Being Questioned or Investigated by a Detective
To dream that you are being hold as a suspect or even a prisoner, and being questioned by a detective, signifies guilt. Your character is being put under a magnifier and scrutiny. Any of your wrong moves and calls may be used against you in future arguments or judgments.
Detective Chasing You
To be chased or followed by a detective, suggests that you are hiding something that you do not want others to see. However, you are alarmed that people might be close to the truth that you are trying to hide.
Detective Working on a Case
To dream about detective working on a criminal case that has happened, consider the type of case being involved. Is it a murder mystery, a robbery, elaborate scam? These cases might relate to your worst fears if they are to happen in waking life.
Hiring a Private Investigator
Dreaming that you are hiring a Private investigator or private detective, relate to your lingering sense of suspicion and distrust. Perhaps you believe that someone close to you cannot be trusted or might be hiding something like affair or secret pasts.
To see a police detective in the dream, foretells that you will be in circumstance where you have to defend your innocence in difficult situation. Avoid doing or saying too much in conflicts and quarrels, as they could land you in serious trouble.
To dream about ghost detective who hunts the supernatural or spirits, suggests that there are more than meets the eye. Dig deeper beyond the surface and you might see the world in a completely different perspective.
Seeing a dead detective is a strong symbol of end of a search or hunt. Be careful about doing whatever it takes to find the truth, as you might not be able to handle the end result. Certain things are best left unknown or inconspicuous.
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