To dream of a monster represents an aspect of your personality that is acts terrible towards others or is totally unfair. You or someone else that cares about others feeling bad. Feelings about others being intentionally mean to you. Authority figures with the power to make decisions for you that ruin your fun.
A monster is often our projection of a person or situation that is totally unsympathetic to our wishes or feelings.
Alternatively, a monster in a dream can reflect our own wish for something terrible to happen to someone else. Children may dream of monsters eating their smaller siblings to reflect their desire for the sibling to go away.
Children may dream of monsters after confronting parents that are strict or that lose their tempers. Abused children may also dream of monsters. The monster can reflect how startling or disturbing it is to experience the scary side of an adult. A friend, family member, or boss that surprises us with their darker side.
Students of very strict parents, or people who are overachievers may dream of monsters to reflect someone or something that forces them to work hard or live with standards that feel unfair or excessive. Feeling forced to study, do homework, or go to the school you don’t like.
People with family or friends experiencing a slow painful death my dream of monsters to reflect how terrible and unfair the deteriorating health of the loved one feels.
Consider the features of the monsters for additional meaning. Big sizes may reflect fears of being overpowered, sharp teeth may reflect fears of being consumed by embarrassment, and lots of eyes may reflect fears of something that you believe is impossible to avoid being witnessed by something that sees everything you do.
Example: A woman dreamed of all the machines and mechanical equipment at her work turning into monsters that wanted to eat her. In waking life she was severely inured in her hand by the equipment at her work. She may have thought about how scary, terrible, and unfair it felt to have to keep working at the same place after having such a serious injury and living with the fear of an accident happening again.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of her fiancee turning into a scary monster. In waking life she was having last minute fears about he fiancee choosing to not marry her. The monster most likely reflected her feelings about how terrible and unfair it would feel if her fiancee did in fact decide to call off the wedding at the last minute.
Example 3: A young boy dreamed of being chased by monsters. In waking life he was experiencing his parents being very strict and yelling at him.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing her father turn into a monster. In waking life she had experienced her father die a very slow painful death.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of being threatened by a monster. In waking life her boyfriend was slowly becoming more violent and she felt that he was close to seriously injuring her.
Example 6: A woman dreamed of being chased down a hallway by monsters that looked like her dad. In waking life she felt she didn’t like making the choice to have to get a new job because she felt that her old boss was terrible.