Any dream that involves a court, legal matters means that you have to move on in your life. If you are in the physical world you are being challenged against your moral beliefs: in other words what is right and wrong.
This dream indicates that you should move on in the future to a much brighter place so that you have the ability to prepare.
The dream may have focused on common law or civil law - both meanings are outlined below. If you dream of common law then a situation in your life is going to turn around. To dream of civil courts means that a dispute resolution is needed in relation to a close friendship.
If you are bringing claims before a court it is time to stand down from an argument. Similarly, if you are accused of a crime then you must take a defensive approach to work situations.
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There is an inner mentoring process going on in terms of self justification on a conscious level, any dream can give you the opportunity to organise your fears so you can make sure that going forward things are much better for you and your family. If you dream of being in court then you are going to have an "ancient" guilt, a "sexual" guilt (Freud), or a "social" guilt.
You may encounter someone who frustrates his deepest desires and drives, obstructs his own efforts, alienates his friends and sponsors, provokes figures in authority to punish, demote, or ignore him, actively seeks and solicits disappointment, failure, or mistreatment and relishes them, incites anger or rejection, bypasses or rejects opportunities, or engages in excessive self-sacrifice.
We are all, to some degree, inertial, afraid of new situations, new opportunities, new challenges, new circumstances and new demands. Being healthy, being successful, getting married, becoming a mother, or someone's boss – often entail abrupt breaks with the past. Some self-defeating behaviors are intended to preserve the past, to restore it, to protect it from the winds of change, to self-deceptively skirt promising opportunities while seeming to embrace them.
Moreover, this dream represents, a challenge, or even a guaranteed eventual triumph, which will be meaningless in the absence of onlookers. If you dream of seeing a judge then your need an audience to applaud, affirm, recoil, approve, admire, adore, fear, or even detest him. Someone close craves the attention and depends on the emotions of others.
Any dream regarding a court or a governmental institution is generally negative. A dream which has authority to adjudicate legal disputes and dispense civil, criminal, or administrative justice in accordance with rules of law is a higher warning. If you dream of being on trial for murder, then a friends life around you maybe transformed into an on-going trial. The constancy of this trial, the never adjourning tribunal is the punishment. It is a Kafkaesque "trial": meaningless, undecipherable, never-ending, leading to no verdict, subject to mysterious and fluid laws and presided over by capricious judges. This dream is connected to people who may have Personality Disorders (PDs) who are very afraid of real, mature, intimacy. Intimacy is formed not only within a couple, but also in a workplace, in a neighborhood, with friends, while collaborating on a project. Intimacy is another word for emotional involvement, which is the result of interactions in constant and predictable (safe) propinquity.
On a heavier note this dream can also indicate some type of judicial process that may come into your life at some point. In a nutshell this dream shows that you have the ability to forgive people and that you can learn lessons from this dream.
Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a court …
Scared. Terrified that the object of fear is going to end up catching you. Doomed. Threatened by somebody else. Feeling very vulnerable and scared that this person will hurt you. Not able to run properly. Inability to see what is coming. Panic. A feeling of being extremely uncomfortable. You are unable to leave the dream. Relieved that the person, group or animal disappears eventually.
If any of the following courts could be featured in your dream...
Then you must meditate in order to find an answer.