To fire it, is a warning to postpone decisions for a day or two.... Mystic Dream Book
2. If attacked by an animal, see “animal(s).” 3. If successful in repelling any attack, one sees he/she is capable of handling a crisis in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the attacker in your dream is an animal, watch out for that type of an animal, but also notice how some people act like animals.
If you dream that you have attacked someone, that is also a warning that your ill mood or temper fits may cause you to harm another and bring chaos down on your head.
If you are attacked by someone you know you may have to withstand an attack on your character and defend your honor, so to speak.
If you are attacked by an animal be very careful of walking the dark streets or putting your self in the places where you could possibly be attacked by a mugger, etc..
If you dream that you repel your attacker then you will meet with success in your current endeavor, and if you kill an attacking animal then will your life be saved by a stranger.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you shoot a person with a gun, you will fall into dishonor.
If you are shot, you will be annoyed by evil persons, and perhaps suffer an acute illness.
For a woman to dream of shooting, forecasts for her a quarreling and disagreeable reputation connected with sensations.
For a married woman, unhappiness through other women. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A feeling of being threatened.
3. Worry about the neighborhood one lives in.
4. If one is loading a gun, anger is building.
5. Hidden aggressiveness.
6. Hidden power. ... New American Dream Dictionary
1- In dreams the gun has an obvious masculine and sexual connotation.
If a woman is firing a gun she is aware of the masculine, aggressive side of her personality.
If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.
2- It will depend on the other circumstances in the dream how we interpret the use of a gun. We may be using it to protect those things we feel are important to us.
3- The svmbolism here reverts to a more base attribute that of overt masculinity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you hear a gunshot, an argument involving you will soon develop.
If you shoot a gun, you will be the cause of the argument.
If someone shoots a gun at you (regardless of whether they hit you or miss), it means you will be badly hurt by a coming argument. See also Shooting.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A gun that will not go off could point to your feelings of powerlessness in a challenging situation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you see yourself loading a gun you should be careful to guard your temper well.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you hear several reports, the illness will last for a longer period.
If you yourself fire the Gun, you will be the invalid concerned.... Mystic Dream Book
If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.
For a man to be being shot suggests conflict which may, in fact, be territorial.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the dreamer is the one doing the shooting, then he is consciously or unconsciously searching for a partner.
If the dreamer is the one being shot, someone out there feels desire for him.
The release, or need for release, of pent-up anger. Again, if the dreamer is doing the shooting, she needs to control her temper and find a positive way to release her anger.
If she is the victim, then someone is angry with her.
Something important coming up, implying a need to “get out the big guns.” Astrological parallel: Mars/Uranus combinations Tarot parallel: The Tower... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of shooting a person foreshadows dishonor.
The gun, like the pistol, revolver, dagger, or knife, is, by some analysts, considered the sex symbol of the male organism. Hence, the translations of any such dreams can pertain to a sexual impulse.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(2) It may be a symbol of aggressiveness.
If there is any uncontrolled aggression in your behaviour, what is the cause? Are you harbouring guilt-feelings that cause you to be angry with yourself; and does the anger spill over on to other people?
(3) Do you kill someone or some animal with the gun? If it is a parent or partner or sibling, the killing may be a symbol of (unconscious) hostility or resentment. Otherwise, it might be some part of yourself that is symbolized by the victim; in which case you need to remember that every part and function of your psyche - including those that you have repressed - is valuable and has a contribution to make to your attainment of personal wholeness.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If shot notice part of the body that has been injured; you are losing energy from that chakra.
If being chased by someone with a gun, you are fearful of own sexuality. See Penis.... The Dream Books Symbols
The masculine principle is related to action and the ability to make things happen.
A gun of any type connects to this universal energy, but with an intensity that indicates a lack of balance or containment. While the presence of a gun may imply a sense of control in a chaotic situation, its deadly and unpredictable nature implies a breakdown of stability and the potential for lethal danger.
The type of firearm is important to consider, as this indicates the amount of power being yielded.
A handgun relates directly to personal power and should be interpreted as what is available to you as an individual. Something with more firepower, such as an automatic weapon, relates to the ability to express strength on a more social level.
The proximity of the gun in a dream indicates where the power currently resides. Holding the gun puts the dreamer in a position of ownership, but the level of confidence (or lack thereof) should be noted. Having a gun aimed at you indicates that some character aspect of your personality is demanding to be heard and dealt with.
If this is the case, your interpretation needs to include working with whoever yielded the gun in your dream. Brandishing a weapon could indicate a need to be seen as powerful in some area of your life.
A hidden or concealed gun indicates elusive power that is felt though not flaunted.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The dreamer may feel the need for protection from real or perceived danger.
The gun can also symbolize aggressive male sexuality.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If a gun appears in a woman’s dream, it may indicate her desire to be more assertive sexually.
If you are shooting the gun in the dream, you may be behaving in quite an aggressive way in waking life. Are you defending yourself in the dream or shooting for pleasure? If you are shot by a gun, you may be feeling wounded or the target of criticism or hurtful comments in waking life.
If you shoot the gun in your dream, this suggests anxiety about expressing emotions or hidden hostility.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the gun is a weapon you carry in the dream, it may be a symbol of your personal power but if someone is threatening you with a gun, it may suggest their power over you.
If you are having trouble finding or using a gun in your dream, this may represent your indecision and confusion. Knives represent emotional experiences that are hurtful... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Gunsmith)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. One is outraged. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The plotters are people you had thought to be your friends. See also Powder Flask.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To have a gun pointed at you is symbolic of being under attack by spiritual enemies or people. Guns are also symbolic of the weapons people use against each other (curses, lies, mischief, slander, and insults) Ps. 10:7 ... Christian Dream Symbols
The gun could symbolize the male sex organ, aggression, harshness, and fear. This dream may have sexual connotations, or your unconscious mind may be telling you not to harbor your negative feelings but express them more freely before they become explosive. On the more positive side of things, the gun could simply represent your need to protect yourself either emotionally or physically or both.
If the gun in the dream is used to hurt or kill you or someone else, please consider your current difficulties, hostile feelings or serious arguments, which you may have within yourself or with others. See Also: Shooting, Blood... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you see yourself loading a gun you should be careful to guard your temper well.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Seeing big guns in a foit or on a battleship is a sign that you will meet a person of importance.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of loading a gun is a strong caution against giving way to temper.
A dream of gunpowder indicates a sudden change of occupation for a man; for a woman, it means an unexpected change of residence.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If in the dream you enjoy shooting, you will have good luck. If, however, you are frightened, the dream portend difficulties. Shooting up at the stars is, universally, an advantageous and promising dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(Also see Gun salesman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see rusty knives, means dissatisfaction, and complaints of those in the home, and separation of lovers. Sharp knives and highly polished, denotes worry. Foes are ever surrounding you. Broken knives, denotes defeat whatever the pursuit, whether in love or business.
To dream that you are wounded with a knife, foretells domestic troubles, in which disobedient children will figure largely.
To the unmarried, it denotes that disgrace may follow.
To dream that you stab another with a knife, denotes baseness of character, and you should strive to cultivate a higher sense of right. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Phallic symbol.
3. Sense of being frustrated by or unprepared for problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If a woman sees herself carrying a knife, or if she gives someone a knife in a dream, it represents her love for a famous person.
A pencil sharpening knife in a dream represents an author or a writer.
A slaughtering knife in a dream represents a butcher, while a soldier’s knife means strength and service.
If a kindergarten teacher is seen stealing a knife in a dream, it means that he is tempted by one of his children, and that he may abuse him.
A table knife in a dream represents a lazy person who does not like to work and who cheats when he does go to work. Using a table knife in a dream means voidance of a project one supports.
A knife in a dream also implies a proof.
A knife in a dream also means acquiring strength and prosperity at the hands of a servant or an employee. Swallowing a knife in a dream means depriving one’s son from his inheritance, or stealing his money or property. Ifone’s wife is pregnant, then seeing a knife in a dream means that she will beget a son. Ifone who is going to appear in court sees himself carrying a knife in a dream, it means that he will win his case.
If one is given a knife as a gift in a dream, it means that he will beget a son, or have a new brother.
If one is not expecting a son or a brother, then it means that he will receive money or an inheritance. Cutting one’s hand with a knife in a dream means that one will see wonders. Sheathing a knife in a dream means getting married.
If one is married, and ifhis wife is pregnant, then it means that she will beget a boy, unless if what she carries with her in the dream is more suited for a girl, then it means that she will give birth to a baby girl. Ifone needs a witness for a trial, and ifhe sees himself carrying a knife in a dream, it means that he will find such a witness.
If the knife is sharpened in the dream, it means that one will find a true witness.
If the knife is dull in the dream, it means that his witness is shabby, or that his witness may be hurt before the trial.
If the knife is sheathed in the dream, it means that the witness will cowered and the court will be satisfied with one’sown testimony instead. On the other hand, a knife in a dream could mean profits, benefits from a brother, a close friend, or a servant.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are self-mutilating, consider your actions and/or addictions. Take a hint from your unconscious and modify or discontinue your harmful thoughts or actions. See also: Killing, Dagger... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are self-mutilating, consider your actions and/or addictions.
If you dream that you are carrying an open knife, switchblade or penknife, this is an omen that you will soon be having some legal troubles; but a closed one denotes financial losses.
A sharp knife means you will have personal troubles, and a rusty one foretells family problems.
A dull knife will show that you will have to work hard for little or no gain.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Analysis and differentiation, as in the Sword in the Tarot.
According to Freud, a phallic symbol; but today it is rarely seen in that context.
Folklore: Betrayal and deception.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- A cutting instrument in a dream usually signifies some kind of division.
If we arc using a knife we may cither be freeing ourselves or trying to sever a relationship.
If we arc being attacked with a knife, it indicates either violent words or actions may be used against us. In a woman’s dream this is probably more to do with her own fear of penetration and violation, whereas in a man’s dream it is highlighting his own aggression.
2- It can be important in a dream about a knife to notice what type is being used.
For instance, a table knife would be interpreted very differently to a Swiss Army knife. Both arc functional, but the former would only be appropriate under certain circumstances, whereas the latter might have a more universal application.
3- A svmbol of division. Possibly a ‘jov division’ in the spiritual sense. That is, although we are on our way to achieving what we want at this time, it is not making us particularly happy, so there is confusion as to which road we should have taken.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A knife worn in the belt signifies a broken love affair.
A closed jackknife or pocket knife means the quarrel will not be serious and will soon be patched up. See also Dagger.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The shadow villain who appears with a knife in a dream may direct you to explore some early betrayal that threatened your emotional well-being.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the knife is rusty, the separation will be attended with heartbreak or disgrace on the part of either.
To see meat of any kind being cut with a knife, is an augury thai some serious difficulty will be helped by heroic treatment.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Looking at a large knife: an unpleasant situation is ahead—a situation to which you have contributed. Seemg a sharp knife: a difficult decision or separation. Looking at a knife and fork: expect a friendly invitation. In a woman’s dream, the knife is either a phallic symbol or represents hidden aggression. What did you do with the knife? Did someone threaten you with the knife? See Cutting, Pocketknife.
Depth Psychology: The knife is a symbol of primitive but dangerous eruptions of violence.
Are you finding yourself on the edge? Who is attacking you with “cutting words”? See Dagger, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a knife is being used against you, beware of non-supportive energy in your life. Knives can also symbolize the male genitalia—powerful, strong, and erect.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The Razor is [interpreted] the same as Knife.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
For instance, a table knife would be interpreted very differently to a swiss army knife. Both are functional, but the former would only be appropriate under certain circumstances, whereas the latter might have a more universal application.
To dream that we are carrying a knife signifies anger, aggression and / or separation. We may be attempting to cut ties or feel that we need protection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are being attacked with a knife, it indicates either violent words or actions may be used against us.
If we are aware that the knife is blunt, the words may be particularly hurtful.
If sharp, matters can be dealt with quickly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A knife being used to sever anything in two implies the impending end of a relationship of any kind - business, friendship, love.
A rusty or dull knife implies the dreamer’s lack of ability to sever a relationship that is not serving her.
Cutting yourself with a knife warns that situations may arise where you become your own worst enemy. Astrological parallel: Mars Tarot parallel: The suit of swords... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
It is a symbol of fear, either physically or morally. Dissatisfaction that leads to intensive hate and fear can bring on dreams of violence. People and places involved with the dream must be the means to help interpret the dream.
The knife, by some analysts, is also a sex symbol of men. Generally, the knife signifies quarrels between the-sexes resultant from a fear complexity.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To cut yourself with a knife is a warning that you could be embarrassed by a neglected creditor; don’t stretch goodwill too far.
See also Cut and Blade.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A knife may symbolize a (repressed) deep-seated destructive wish.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If being cut with a knife, may suggest surgical removal of unhealthy part; or cutting away parts of self still needed for growth and development.
If being chased or chasing someone with a knife, represents fear, aggression, or energy loss.
If bleeding, see Blood; also, Kill.... The Dream Books Symbols
Symbol associated with the ideas of revenge and death, but also sacrifice. The blade’s sharpness points to the primary character of the person who is holding the knife. Similarly, the length of the blade shows the spiritual stature of its possessor.
If you use it against something or someone you should inquire within yourself what makes you too worried or upset that you resort to violence. Knives are also considered masculine sexual symbols. (See DAGGER).
It is said that dreaming of a kitchen knife reports good luck. Any other type of knife warns against possible dangers ahead.
analysis of a dream
Veronica dreamed: “I was walking quietly down the street, confident and calm, when suddenly a mugger appeared in front of me with a knife in his hand. He told me to give him my bag if I didn’t want him to use the weapon. I reacted immediately grabbing his hand, but his fingers became sharp knives. Although I was very scared, I grabbed his other hand and shouted: ‘No!’ The robber disappeared.”
‘No!’ The robber disappeared.”
When Veronica had this dream she was going through a difficult time at work; they had just transferred her to another department. She felt insecure and thought she would not be able to perform her new role. In addition, her new boss did not seem very happy with her. The knife, or any sharp tool, indicates a possible conflict related to our self-worth. The dream was warning Veronica of the difficulties she would have to face to defend her territory. However, her attitude in the dream was telling her that she had the ability and strength to overcome it. Far from giving in, Veronica worked hard to earn everyone’s trust. Months later, her boss recognized her worth with a promotion.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is a powerful masculine symbol of aggression and protection. When it is used wisely, it extends the skills represented by the hand’s ability to create.
The presence of a knife in a dream can be menacing and frightening and may indicate a need to cut something out of your life that no longer serves you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A knife in a dream is also often seen as a male sexual symbol, and is generally associated with aggression.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Cutting something out, or away, as one cuts the proverbial apron strings to discover independence.
Brutally harsh words that carry a sharp edge upon delivery.
Placed openly on a table: Peaceful intentions. This was a common practice in the Middle Ages, akin to how we shake hands today.
Pointed toward you: Enmity or threats coming from others, directed specifically at you.... The Language of Dreams
For a woman, this omens unhappy unions and much drudgery. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A knife sharpener in a dream also represents sobriety, a dignified bearing of adversities, or he could represent a vile person, a trouble maker, or a decisive person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream is a way of relieving tension.
Depth Psychology: See Pistol, Rifle, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the weapon gets jammed or you lose control over it, your plans will fail despite the effort invested.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The image of a bullet landing on its target is about violent penetration, driving some point home aggressively, or being attacked by the ideas, thoughts, and expressions of someone else.
The machine gun takes this entire sensibility to another level through automated repetition. Any association that you make with shooting a gun, such as anger or retribution, could be escalating if a machine gun is featured in your dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The dangers and the potentialities of self-determination are emphasized here. It also means: come to the point; hit your target—or better not hit it—and conclude something or begin something new.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
An open pocketknife: you are seething with anger, aggression, and rage—and out for revenge, something you are not yet able to acknowledge. See Knife.... Dreamers Dictionary
To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable. See Pistol, Revolver, etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the animal is watching you, your unconscious is reminding you not to forget or neglect the instincts that it represents.
If the animal is attacking you, this could indicate that you are in the grip of a rage that you fear you may unleash. Your dream is urging you express or deal with your anger in a controlled way.
If an animal is chasing you in a dream, this may suggest that in real life you are in flight from some area of your personality that wants to be expressed.
If you are trying to find refuge from animals—either by building a defense or running away—this indicates a struggle with instincts that threaten your safety in waking life. In some cases dreams of being threatened or attacked by animals may be telling you that you are repressing your instincts—perhaps being too civilized— and you should try and loosen up more. Being bitten by an animal could indicate aggression from someone close to you or that our own aggressive instincts are not under control. Any threat from a sinister animal suggests fears and doubts you may have about your ability to manage your emotions. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY.
If you hear animals making sounds in your dream, you need to consider what these sounds mean to you in waking life and then to make a symbolic link. For example, if you hear an animal barking, wailing or whining for attention, these sounds could be calling your attention to the qualities that that particular animal represents to you.
If you hear ominous growling, roaring or cackling, it could reflect pent-up anger either within yourself or another person.
If you hear braying, it could indicate a need to overcome basic animal instincts.
If you hear bleating, you may be taking on new cares and responsibilities that could be positive or negative depending on your attitude towards them. See also SENSES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream that someone confronts you with a water gun, maybe they are trying to tell you something that you’re not hearing, or you might feel that person is pushing their feelings onto you.... My Dream Interpretation