Any armed force is a disciplined group made up of many elements. It is this bringing together of the correct balance of factors which gives us a spiritual interpretation – a strong force, usually for good, a coherent whole with a joint purpose.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be in the armed forces in dreams signifies belonging to a trained team; to be facing an army highlights our doubts about or refusal to accept a carefully thought out plan of action. While this may be for the greater good, in itself it may be dangerous. By its association with the sea, the navy in dreams signifies a more disciplined response to emotional matters, whereas the air force suggests the need for a targeted response to intellectual and philosophical matters.
Material aspects: The idea of fighting for a common cause suggests developing qualities which we would not necessarily foster in isolation. As organizations that accept all types of people and develops their potential, the armed forces are not just fighting units but are, in theory, agents for change.
Gives gender - specific: In today’s climate where everything is less regimented, a man dreaming of an army (or being a member of the armed forces) is likely to be about self-discipline, whereas a woman’s dream is more about the aspect of belonging to a group of like minded people. Consult the entries for conflict, sailor, ank, uniform and war for further clarity.
(Agent; Escort; Secret service) A bodyguard in a dream represents someone who deceives people and leads them astray. Ifone sees his house filled with agents wearing white uniforms, it signifies glad tidings of recovering from an illness, or that he will escape from adversities and dispel his fears.
If such agents in the dream are dressed in black uniforms, then they mean a sickness, distress or depression, and what they say during that dream also identifies their purpose. (Also see Uniform)
Dreams of a bodyguard symbolize a need for safety, protection, and defense against an actual or perceived threat. This dream may be suggesting that you need to take some preventive health measures. See Boundary.
If one sees himself guarded in a dream, it means complications in his life, business, security or health. Ifone is experiencing difficulties at that time, then his dream means relief and reversal of his condition for the better. Being guarded in a dream also may mean status, rank or peace for the guarded and difficulties for his guard. (Also see Night guard)
A guardian is one who watches over us and spiritually this usually means a guardian angel. This belief in guardian angels can be traced throughout all antiquity and as we become more aware of the existence of the spiritual realms we become able to sense their presence in dreams. As we progress it is natural to meet our own guardian spirits and those who are the guardian spirits of nature.
Material aspects: To be a guard in dreams suggests a sense of duty or obligation, either towards someone or to whatever the object is that we are charged with looking after. This also suggests a particular code of conduct or behaviour.
To dream that you are a lifeguard indicates that you are extremely careful about the emotional aspect of your waking life. This means that you are looking for someone to guide and support you while you discover your unconscious.
If you dream of a lifeguard, this indicates you do not completely trust your own instincts. You want some help coming up with the answer to a personal problem. This dream can also symbolize the need for protection or nurturing in one’s life.
A personal guard in a dream represents night vigil, prayers, constant remembrance of God Almighty and invoking His attributes. On the other hand, seeing one’s personal guard in a dream may mean evil or blatancy. (Also see Keeper of the gate)