To dream of your father represents your conscience, your ability to make positive choices, or choose between right and wrong. Dreaming of your father may also reflect your feelings about a decision you’ve already made or are considering. Fathers in dreams can also symbolize your current feelings about him if you have issues with him that need to be dealt with.
Positively, dreaming of your father may reflect the decision to make a moral or positive decision. Deciding to stand up for yourself. Feeling that a problem has gotten out of control and deciding to do something about it. Deciding to be realistic or practical.
Negatively, dreaming of your father may reflect decisions you don’t like having to make. Feeling that you need to make a choice that doesn’t feel good at all. Feeling that you need to make a choice that will not benefit you at all or cause long term problems. A decision to keep doing something that isn’t a good idea. Letting someone with authority make decisions for you or that aren’t in your best interest. Feeling that you’ve made a terrible decision or horrible mistake.
If your father is angry or sad in a dream it represents your feelings or disappointment or frustration about how a situation turned out based on a choice you made. Being angry at yourself for having made a wrong or stupid decision. Alternatively, it may reflect anger with your father or anger towards yourself due to past issues with your father.
To argue or fight with your father represents an inner struggle in your waking life with choice. Internal conflict or debate with yourself over what choice to make. Struggling to stand up for yourself.
To dream of getting married to your father may represent feelings about permanent decisions being made. Negatively, it be a sign that you feel you will be permanently stuck with an undesirable situation if you make a certain choice.
If your father dies in a dream it represents moral decay. You have lost your ability to make positive choices, to stand up to problems, or are cold and uncaring in your decisions. No longer caring about having to do the right thing. Alternatively, it may reflect failed decisions or choices that didn’t work out.
If you father is dead in real life and appears in your dream he is most likely just a symbol for your conscience unless you have issues with your father from your past that you haven’t dealt with.
Alternatively, your father in a dream may reflect a father figure, role model, or person that has authority over you such as a boss. Negatively, it may reflect feelings about someone totally controlling you or making important decisions for you.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing his father talking to his friend. In real life he was debating whether or not to call that friend on the telephone. The man’s father represented the choice about whether to call the friend or not.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being unable to find her father. In real life she was felt unable to make the choice to confront people who were treating her poorly. The woman’s missing father represented her awareness of how impossibility difficult it was to make the choice to stand up to people.
Example 3: A man dreamed of biting his nails and anxiously trying to avoid his father’s criticism for it. In waking life he was very nervous about not upsetting his new boss.
Example 4: A man dreamed of his father slowly sticking his penis into his anus. In waking life he felt that he was close to make a decision that would totally screw him over in business.
Example 5: A man dreamed of his father telling him about alligators. In waking life he made a decision that certain financial choices he had on his mind were too dangerous and needed to be avoided.