To dream of the coast guard may represent feelings about situations in your life where there is a need to insure the safe or honest navigation of uncertain events. Feeling responsible for insuring that uncertain problems are confronted smoothly. Taking control of situations that have become too uncertain for other people to deal with. Watching out for others to make sure problems don’t get worse.
Negatively, the coast guard in a dream may be a sign that you are too concerned with taking control over uncertain situations that other people need to deal with on their own. Feeling the need to manage people and keep them confronting their problems safely. Alternatively, it may reflect your attempts to cheat or ignore other people’s boundaries to avoid uncomfortable situations or unpleasant confrontations. Feeling embarrassed that you can’t avoid an uncertain or problematic situation by deceptive means.
Example: A woman dreamed of being on a coast guard boat. In waking life she was staying in the home of friends who were about to go on vacation, when those friends started to fight putting their much needed vacation in jeopardy. She felt the need to do whatever she could to safely manage the turbulent relationship situation so the couple would still go on vacation.