Butcher Dream Meanings

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Butcher Dream Meaning: From 18 Different Sources

The butcher has spiritual connotations with the grim reaper and death.

The meat cleaver can be taken to represent the scythe. As people become less accustomed to seeing a traditional butcher, such an image has not so much relevance.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: We may need to become aware of a destructive – or rather divisive – streak in ourselves, one which at the same time has particular skills.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: We see the butcher as one who mutilates, but provides for us at the same time, and this is reflected in dreams when he appears as someone who separates the good from the bad. He may also be a destroyer.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

To dream about a butcher symbolizes unbridled feelings or some illicit act. It also means that you could be pushing the boundaries of your endurance.
Dream Source: Dream Symbols and Analysis
Author: DreamForth

Vision: Dreaming about a butcher: pay more attention to your own behavior and do something about your negative habits. Watching a butcher at work: get away from “cold hearted” people.

See Battle.

Depth Psychology: Aggressive (repressed) tendencies are coming to the fore; or you are afraid of other people’s aggressive action.

The dream about a butcher is usually a general warning about some perceived danger. Examine the rest of the dream symbols.

Dream Source: Dreamers Dictionary
Author: Garuda

Seeing or watching a butcher cut up meat means you must be careful not to cause gossip about your actions.

To see a butcher slaughter an animal presages the death of a relative.

Dream Source: Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Author: Raymond Buckland

A butcher in a dream represents the angel of death. Taking a knife from a butcher in a dream means falling sick, then recovering from one’s illness to become strong and healthy again. In a dream, a butcher also represents a man who causes destruction or evil, and particularly if he is seen holding his cutting knife, or ifhe is wearing a white uniform stained with blood. Ifone sees himself as a butcher wearing clean cloths, it represents longevity.

A good looking butcher in a dream represents a prosperous culmination of one’s life, or changing one’s trade. Ifsomeone looks at him with despise or in the wrong way in the dream, it means that something is unlawful in what he sells. Ifthe butcher is a man in the dream, he then represents the angel of death. Whatever place he appears in will bear the consequences.

A butcher in a dream also represents an unjust person. In a dream, if one sees a butcher who specializes in selling animal heads, he represents a guardian of people’s estates, or a treasurer of a company, he also could represent adversities or death.

If the animals’ heads cannot be identified in the dream, and if they still have their skin, hair, and are dripping blood in the dream, then it means the disappearance of the people of knowledge and that knowledge will become selectively disseminated by political leaders. Cattles’ heads here represent people in danger. Buying an animal’s head from a butcher in a dream means asking one’s superior for a teacher for a special training, a coach, a continuing education program, or a better job.

If a butcher slaughters an animal for fun in a dream, it means suspicion about one’s spiritual standing. Walking in a butchers market in a dream means adversities, sufferings, a quick death for sick people, loss of wealth for rich people, or the fear of people who are under oppression, or the scare of a person in debt concerning his family or property, or the fears of a person awaiting a court judgment.

It is also said that a butcher in a dream represents tyranny and bloodshed.

If a prisoner sees a butcher in his dream, it means that he will soon be released fromjail. Seeing a butcher in a dream also signifies safety, dispelling fears, protection, silence, vanquishing one’s enemy, or it could mean meeting with a persuasive travel agent.

(Also see Meat)

Dream Source: Islamic Dream Interpretation
Author: Ibn Seerin

If he is unknown he symbolises the angel of death.

If known it sis a person who is every on the run to acquire riches.

Dream Source: Islamic Dream Interpretation
Author: Ibn Seerin

To dream of a butcher symbolizes your raw emotions, or possibly some immoral behavior. You may be testing the limits of your physical strength.
Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean

You will meet with someone you have not seen for a long time. Act cautiously as this is not a lucky dream.
Dream Source: Mystic Dream Book
Author: Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Use caution in emotional affairs (as in emotions may be “raw”).

2. Use caution in business affairs.

3. Possible illness.

Dream Source: New American Dream Dictionary
Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Dreams of a butcher symbolize your ability to separate your heart from what you have to do. This is about your ability to cut someone out of your life if they aren’t healthy for you. You are setting boundaries without compassion or sensitivity.

If you normally have a hard time setting limits or boundaries, then this extreme archetype might be helpful for you to call upon. However, if you are normally cold and able to chop people out of your life without caring, then this dream is suggesting that sensitivity and empathy is necessary for you to achieve intimacy in relationships.

Dream Source: Strangest Dream Explanations
Author: Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1- We see the butcher as one who mutilates, but provides for us at the same time, and this is reflected in dreams when he appeal s as someone who separates the good from the bad. He may also be a destroyer.

2- We may need to become aware of a destructive streak in ourselves.

3- The butcher has spiritual connotations with the Grim Reaper and death.

The meat cleaver could be taken to represent the scythe.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Author: Pamela Ball

To see them slaughtering cattle and much blood, you may expect long and fatal sickness in your family.

To see a butcher cutting meat, your character will be dissected by society to your detriment. Beware of writing letters or documents.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller

Be very cautious about signing any documents if your dream featured a butcher or a meat market If the dream involved killing animals or slicing meat, a medical checkup is suggested.
Dream Source: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Author: Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Aggression, anger; chopping up the self into parts, rather than integrating, achieving wholeness. Fear, insensitivity.
Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards

To dream that he cuts up meat denotes trouble and sickness (Gypsy); probably a dream of physical stimuli originating in the organ that the butcher seems to be cutting.
Dream Source: The Fabric of Dream
Author: Katherine Taylor Craig

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arguing with a: pay attention to your own negative habits.

butchering: financial success comes with loss of reputation.

beef: check your aggressive behavior at the freezer door.

lamb: fear your own bloodletting with a blunt object.

pork: perceived danger of contamination is real.

friendly with a, being: renewal of old acquaintance wil prove valuable.

killing any animal: death of a close friend whom you fear.

of a: reveals pent-up hostility to carve up someone’s life.

serving you with cut meat: have strength to do what it takes to survive.

watching a, work: disregard cold-hearted people.

8 dream interpretation about butcher related.

Butcher Block

In a dream, butcher’s chopping block represents a hypocrite who interferes in people’s business and takes sides in their arguments.... butcher block dream meaning

Butcher’s Knife

(See Cleaver)... butcher’s knife dream meaning

Buying Meat From The Butcher

If a person dreams that he has purchased meat from the butcher who delivers it to his house it means he will experience ailment in that portion of his body which is linked to the meat.

If he pays for the meat it means he will be compensated for his difficulties.

If not, he will not be compensated and will experience shock.... buying meat from the butcher dream meaning

Unknown Butcher

He represents the angle of death.... unknown butcher dream meaning

Slaughterhouse / Butcher

A place where your animal side is killed.

The symbolic meaning of the animal being slaughtered is important.... slaughterhouse / butcher dream meaning


Vision: Butchering an animal means financial success in a certain matter, but you could lose your reputation in the process. This dream is challenging you to examine your motives and decisions!... butchering dream meaning

Baker / Cook / Butcher / Bartender

If you dream of bakers, this has associations with creative ability and sexual intercourse, as loaves are images of male sexuality and the oven of female sexuality. Baking may suggest the birth of a child.

If your dream featured a cook, who were you cooking for in your dream? Cooks are also thought to be bad tempered, so is this referring to you or someone you know? If a butcher with his hands covered in blood appears in your dreams, this suggests the sacrifices you have made in your life. Blood is also associated with female sexuality and may suggest a fear of it; the dream may also have links to feelings of aggression. The meaning of dreams about bartenders will depend upon your relationship with alcohol in waking life. Is it a symbol of loneliness or of sociability?... baker / cook / butcher / bartender dream meaning

Butcher’s Shop

1. Solid Bible teaching; 1 Cor. 3:2;

2. Place of judgment. Heb. 5:12-14... butcher’s shop dream meaning