Shadows، To dream of shadows represents situations or problems that can’t be avoided. Issues that are always following you or coming up in conversation. A problem you can’t help but think about. A darker aspect of your personality or life that you don’t like about yourself. Feeling unable to escape your negative past. Shadows may also reflect feelings about your past coming back to haunt you. Something about yourself that you don’t want to discuss with others.
To dream of standing in a shadow may reflect feelings that you are being constantly overlooked. You may feel diminished by someone else’s abilities or accomplishments.
To see a shadowy figure in your dream represents a person or situation that you don’t trust. Feelings about something that’s deceptive or secretly working against you.
Example: A young girl dreamed of shadows that she was always trying to avoid. In real she was molested and was always trying to avoid thinking about it or having to discuss it with her mother.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing a prison guard standing in a shadow outside his cell. In waking life he felt trapped in a bad investment with a stock broker he didn’t trust anymore. He feared telling his wife about his bad investing while trying to change stock brokers.