Directed explosive energy, such as that from a gun, is a very effective spiritual tool, although it must be used with care. If we are noticeably aggressive we would have to be aware of our own motives and perhaps be a little more objective in taking action. To be conscious of hearing a shot in dreams or of shooting someone highlights the need for a targeted release of energy, perhaps to clear the air or to achieve a particular end result. Being shot in a dream suggests that we may need to be aware of someone else's ill feeling towards us. Unconsciously you may be feeling threatened in some way and need to be consciously pro-active in coming to terms with the fear that this brings. The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move. In a woman's dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man's dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world. Consult the entries for Explode/Explosion, Gun, Victim, War and Weapon for further clarification.