While you may not like the idea of being cheated, or in a position where you will actually cheat someone else, these dreams can serve as a viable warning. If you can interpret them correctly, perhaps you will also see a way to mitigate your losses, or stop yourself from doing more harm than you might otherwise do.
General Dream Meaning: Cheating
If you dream of cheating someone else out of something, then you can expect to be cheated out of something yourself. On the other hand, if you dream of being cheated, then you may find yourself in a situation where you will take advantage of someone else. Interestingly enough, cheating of all kinds may also be an allusion to adultery, even though you may see money, or some type of non-marital situation in your dream.
Aside from the role of dishonesty in your life, dreams of cheating may also have to do with hidden fears of abandonment, low self-esteem, betrayal, and guilt. This is especially important to consider if you do actually dream of adultery. For example, if you dream that your spouse or romantic partner is cheating on you, it may have to do with a hidden fear of being betrayed. In many cases, you may be surprised to find that the betrayal in question may not even have anything to do with your love life.
How Dream Symbol Cheating May Fit in Your Life
Sometimes it seems like gossip surrounding adultery, being outmoded at work by unethical peers, or discovery of a disloyal friend spreads faster than wildfire. This alone can make it fairly easy to understand why a sense of betrayal, embarrassment, abandonment, and guilt can accommodate dreams of cheating. While many people find themselves disturbed by this symbol cropping up in their dreams, you can try acknowledging its presence, and then do what you can to limit your emotional distress at any situation that comes up in real life. In fact, if you use this time to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally, you may just find the situation will mean little or nothing to you once it actually occurs.
A Sample Dream, Cheating Dream Interpretation
Consider a situation where you have a new co-worker, but believe that this individual will not have a major impact on your job security. One night, you dream of returning home from work, only to find your spouse in bed with another partner. Embarrassed, the lovers dive under the bed and refuse to talk to you or acknowledge your presence. Finally, you leave the room and walk out of the house. As you walk down the pathway, you notice all kinds of beautiful flowers and begin to smile.
Even though this dream has do to with a love triangle, you would be well served by re-examining what is happening on the job. Do you notice that your new co-worker seems to catch the supervisor's eye? Does everyone seem to welcome the new person, or get along better than they do with you? Are you wondering if this person has the ability to do your job as well, if not better?
The answers to any one of these questions in a real work situation can leave you upset, and your co-workers very embarrassed. At the very least, if you realize that something is going on that may deprive you of your job, you can take concrete steps to change the situation. Since you left the house without a fight in your dream, perhaps it is in an indicator that you should look somewhere else for a new job.