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What does it mean when you dream about danger?

Any kind of danger signal in a dream may be warning the dreamer to be more cautious in some aspect of life. Other components of the dream should help indicate where the dreamer should exercise more caution.

Danger

Darkness (See NIGHT.)
Geiger counter
radiation detector named for inventor. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 12]
Mayday
international radiotelephone distress signal. [Maritime Hist.: Misc.]
Perils of Pauline
cliff-hangers in which Pauline’s life is recurrently in danger. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 559]
red alert
final alert; attack believed imminent. [Military: Misc.]
red flag
symbol of peril. [Folklore: Jobes, 413]
rhododendron
symbol of approaching pitfalls. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
rhubarb
symbol of approaching pitfalls. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Scylla and Charybdis
rocks and whirlpool, respectively, opposite each other in the Strait of Messina. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 59, 235–236]
skull and crossbones
alerts consumers to presence of poison; represents death. [Folklore: Misc.]
SOS
Morse code distress signal. [World Culture: Flexner, 359]
Symplegades
“Clashing Cliffs” at the entrance to the Black Sea, said to crush vessels. [Classical Myth.: New Century, 1043]
Syrtes
quicksands off the coast of northern Africa; any part of the sea dangerous to ships because of natural phenomena. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 251]
sword of Damocles
signifies impending peril; blade suspended over banqueter by a hair. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 297]
thin ice
universal symbol of possible danger. [Folklore: Misc.]
Yuck, Mr.
pictorial symbol denoting poison; grimacing face with tongue sticking out. [Am. Culture: Misc.]

Danger

(dreams)
A dangerous situation in your dream might reflect a dangerous or threatening situation in daily life. Take the hint and pay closer attention to your finances, business matters, health, and things in general. As compensation, danger in your dream may be a positive sign and an indication that you are capable of overcoming current obstacles.
References in classic literature ?
These armies being, in the first case, rarely, if at all, called into activity for interior defense, the people are in no danger of being broken to military subordination.
As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords vastly more security against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
Whence could it have proceeded, that the Athenians, a people who would not suffer an army to be commanded by fewer than ten generals, and who required no other proof of danger to their liberties than the illustrious merit of a fellow-citizen, should consider one illustrious citizen as a more eligible depositary of the fortunes of themselves and their posterity, than a select body of citizens, from whose common deliberations more wisdom, as well as more safety, might have been expected?
Then, satisfied that no danger lurked near, he descended slowly to the ground beside the boy.
In vain may the most vigilant and cruel savages beset his path; in vain may rocks and precipices and wintry torrents oppose his progress; let but a single track of a beaver meet his eye, and he forgets all dangers and defies all difficulties.
Their apprehensions were aggravated by some of Lisa's followers, who, not being engaged in the expedition, took a mischievous pleasure in exaggerating its dangers.
He made the leap straight and true as an arrow from a bow, and ere Dorothy realized it she was out of danger and standing by Ozma's side.
Be assured that for my own sake, as well as yours, I will not rashly encounter danger.
Here is neither boat nor bridge, and the river is so full of hippopotami, or river-horses, and crocodiles, that it is impossible to swim over without danger of being devoured.
At a later date we began to feel less in danger of their eyes, for to an eye in the dazzle of the sunlight outside our refuge must have been blank blackness, but at first the slightest suggestion of approach drove us into the scullery in heart-throbbing retreat.
I do not wish to leave out an important branch of this subject, for it is a danger from which princes are with difficulty preserved, unless they are very careful and discriminating.
Mohegan pointed toward Elizabeth, who, forgetting her danger, had sunk back to a projection of the rock as soon as she recognized the sounds of Edwards’ voice, and said with something like awakened animation: