Cutting hair or a hand or some other part of the body may symbolize (preparation for, or need for) passing from one phase or manner of life to another, from one set of values and goals to another. (Compare traditional initiation rites and rites of passage. For instance, in a boy’s initiation to manhood the cutting - of hair, or face or whatever - was a symbolic killing of the boy-ness as a pre-condition for the emergence of man-ness.) NB The second phase is ahvays fuller than the first.
(2) Any cutting of a part of the body may symbolize castration. In a man’s dream this may express anxiety about his masculinity or sexuality. In a woman’s dream the focus may be on her (hidden) masculinity, or her resentment of sexual discrimination in favour of men. See also Castration.
(3) If something is cut in half, this may symbolize a separation - for example, of those qualities of your psyche that belong to your original individual ground-plan from those that belong to the ego.
(4) A railway cutting may be a sexual symbol representing the vagina. A train passing through it would symbolize the sexual act.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream that you have a cut suggests that you are being let down or being undervalued.
If the cuts are on your legs, then it symbolizes an imbalance and an inability to stand up for yourself. To dream that you are cutting or harming yourself in some way, either accidentally or on purpose, indicates that you are experiencing some overwhelming turmoil or problems in your waking life. You are trying to disconnect yourself from the discomfort or pain you are experiencing.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of cutting and pasting symbolize that you are editing, organizing and rearranging your thoughts and maybe even your life. You are in the process of discerning who and what to keep and what and who to eliminate.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A cut is evidence of wounding; protection that is instinctive.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, comprising three layers. Its primary function is to separate the outside and inside of the body, offering a mildly protective shell for the tissue beneath it. Cuts in the skin hinder the effectiveness of that protection, and the body quickly responds to any injury it may sustain.
A cut leaves a mark that is the evidence of the wound. Whether the wound occurs in the dream or appears to have already happened in the past indicates where you are in the process of responding to some hurtful moment in life.
As food is associated with emotion, a dream of eating with cutlery that is old, rusty or inadequate or wrongly used (for example, trying to eat soup with a fork) may suggest you are attempting to satisfy your emotions in an inappropriate way. If, in your dream, the spoons, knives and forks are shiny and glittering, this could indicate a contented home life. Forks are often associated with social interaction and they may indicate a future event you are looking forward to. They may also suggest trying to get to the root of problems. A rusty or twisted knife in a dream can indicate relationship or family problems.
If both a knife and a fork appear in your dream, they may represent the masculine and feminine elements of your personality, and how you express and balance the two in waking life.
If a spoon appeared in your dream and you saw a distorted picture of yourself reflected in it, this suggests a distorted view of yourself.
If you were eating or drinking anything from the spoon in your dreams, this may relate to someone, or something, in waking life that you want to protect.
If the spoon contains medicine, there may be an unpleasant lesson for you to learn, or swallow, in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Cutting up food: your project will be completed successfully.
If you cut yourself: the whole affair will end in failure—something you already knew beforehand.
Depth Psychology: Cutting something is a sign that you want to put your past behind you. Are you harboring aggressive feelings toward someone? Do you feel “cut off’ from your emotions, ideals. and desires because of present adverse circumstances? See Scissors.... Dreamers Dictionary
To cut someone means that the dreamer mistrusts that person and wishes to sever the relationship. Cutting one’s self, the strain of overwork or unpleasant family problems weigh heavily, so the dreamer wants to end it all.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To cut is to break and to separate. This dream can be the allegorical representation of your circumstances in real life: it is perhaps a broken relationship or the end of a pattern of behavior. (See KNIFE)
If someone else cuts you, a friend will betray you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The phenomenon of “cutting” is a ritualized addiction where a person deliberately cuts himself or herself as a stress-relief mechanism. People who cut will describe a satisfaction in having an interior experience of emotional pain expressed physically on the body. Being cut in a dream, whether self-inflicted or otherwise, is a similar action by the unconscious mind to express inner pain in an outward manner.
(See Wound(s).) [contents]... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
interpreted upon 10 sides: blessing, wealth, guardianship, rank & leadership, honor, sultanate, acquiring of something wanted, happiness and delight in proportion to his elevation, and his goodness.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
(Amputation; Beheading; Cutting; Decapitation; Scission; Chopping off; Severing) Cutting off one’s hand in a dream signifies failure to perform one’s obligatory prayers or being devoid of any need or an income that eliminates the need to ask others for anything, or it could mean repentance from sin.
If one’s hand and heels are cut off in a dream, it means corruption in one’s religious life or forsaking the spiritual circles, or it could mean being barren or being freed from the duty to raise children. Cutting off one’s nose or ear in a dream means a punishment for a crime, or it could mean poverty or missing someone’s news. Cutting offone’s tongue in a dream means invalidating one’s argument or proof, or it could mean preventing him from asking for anything.
If one sees himself dismembered in a dream, then it means that he will undertake extensive travels, or that members of his family will disperse into different locations, or it could mean severing one’s blood ties or paying a penalty.
(Also see Beheading; Rupture of relations)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The word electrocution is not a stand alone and can only be interpreted through the correlation of all remembered aspects of your dream. While meditating on your dream you should place in your thoughts that electrocution in real life means an ending of life and sensibilities, and this, perhaps, could be showing you that your life will not be your own if you follow a certain path, make a certain decision, or even the fear that marriage will remove you from your ‘life’. It could also be telling you that you are in for ‘a big shock’.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a sense of coercion – of having to – in the idea of execution of a task.
If we tend to be driven by our emotions this will come across in dreams | violence of any sort in dreams usually signifies that something is badly out of balance, so to dream of an execution may signify that we are acting (wrongly) more from an intellectual viewpoint than from a feeling perspective. You might also like to consult the entries for guillotine, punish / punishment and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Don’t panic when you have such a dream. This is a symbolic expression and not a threat. In some cases, the image of an execution can be particularly positive, because something is finally dying that has bothered you for a long time.
If you are the one who is being executed, this symbol indicates strong negative emotions, self-doubts, and guilt feelings.
If somebody else is being executed, it symbolizes the Other—usually characteristics or behavior that you must urgently discard. See also Death.
Psychological and mental re-orientation. Changes need to be made.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To witness an execution means that you are thinking of divorcing your spouse or leaving your lover To be the one about to be executed means you are feeling guilty about infidelities.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To see or be aware of an execution in your dream suggests that the success of some current undertaking is doubtful and if achieved will take more money, effort, and/or time (whichever applies) than you anticipated. To be con- demned to execution signi- fies good news concerning a health problem. To dream of an execution forecasts some disturbing news of a friend or associ- ate.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This dream’s interpretations vary according to whether you are the victim, the executioner, or a simple witness.
If you see an execution it is a sign of a great misfortune caused by others; if you are the victim you will suffer not only losses of any kind but also diseases; and if you are the executor it indicates rebellion against social conventions. Dreaming that you are about to be executed but that a miraculous salvation occurs means that you will defeat your enemies and succeed in your projects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of an execution symbolize rejection and punishment. Perhaps you are venting out your disdain for a person or an aspect of yourself of which you are ashamed. This dream might reflect your rejection of your intellect and logic (cutting off your head) in favor of your emotions and feelings. Keep in mind that a house divided against itself cannot stand. Integration of all aspects of yourself is the goal to -realization. Dreams of an executioner represents the aspect of you that is the most critically judgmental. There is an aspect of your life or a person in your life that you find want to reject and push away. See Critic, Cut and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This dream indicates a need to sacrifice a way of being or thinking that no longer serves you. Such a sacrifice is a symbolic movement in the process of change and the evolution of your character. Something needs to die in order for something else to be reborn. In the case of an execution, the impulse to do this is coming out of some perceived wrong, shame, or defect of character.
A particular way of being in the world as represented by the character being executed is no longer necessary.
If it is you who is being executed, then it is your whole sense of identity that is being confronted with drastic change.
If you are doing the executing, then your ego mind is getting ready for some dynamic housecleaning.
If neither of these scenarios is the case, consider what you know about the person being executed. You will find what is currently up for transformation in the character aspect that the individual embodies.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you OR someone else is cutting your hair, it symbolizes that you are experiencing a loss in strength. You may feel that someone is trying to supress you. This dream can also mean that you are reshaping your thinking to eliminate negative attitudes or habits.
If you are cutting someone else’s hair in your dream, you are being too pushy about forcing your opinions on other people.... My Dream Interpretation
Hair is a symbol of attractiveness and strength, so a haircut is the act of attending to these notions and keeping them in the best possible state.
If the haircut is extreme, you may be experiencing a drastic diminution of your sense of personal attractiveness and / or personal power. Such an image could also be revealing a desire to shift how you are seen in the world in a dramatic way by no longer relying on ways of manipulation that don’t feel authentic anymore.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Logical, male Legs-Support and movement. Light-Hope, protection, safety, enlightenment, illumination Lines-Broken lines represent feminine aspect. Solid lines, the masculine aspect. Attachments, as in lines of force.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The side where the heart is, the emotional area of the dreamer, and also the feminine aspect. It rarely has political meaning. Sometimes, it is injustice. According to Freud, it is perversity. See Right.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality that we try to suppress. It is, however, more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside, and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes.
The left side is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.
The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Any conflict between right and left indicates the differences between logic and intuition. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you have a dream that strongly features the left side of something, or taking a left turn or direction, it means you will achieve all your goals if you persevere, even though you will encounter minor obstacles on the way.
If you are a right-handed person but you dream of being left-handed, you may face an awkward personal situation or a dangerous rival.
If you actually are left-handed, the dream is a good omen of better luck ahead. Dreams that strongly feature your left hand (using it or looking at it) predict frustrations and minor difficulties.... My Dream Interpretation
The left side of the body represents heart, emotions, unconscious factors, intuition. Movement from right to left, or anticlockwise, symbolizes moving over from reason to intuition, from conscious to unconscious, etc. (Movement to the left is contrary’ to the way of the sun, which is a symbol of consciousness.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
You may have a dream in which left and right become significant.
If this is the case, bear in mind that if you are right-handed, the right hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the left side of the body and this part of the brain is instinctive, artistic and intuitive. The left side of the body therefore indicates these qualities and in dreams represents the parts of yourself that are less expressed, such as the unconscious. In right-handed people, the left hemisphere of the brain is thought to control the right side of the body, and this part of the brain is believed to be logical and functional. The right side of the body therefore represents the dominant, conscious and well-expressed side of yourself. Dreams can also use a play on what is right or left to suggest opposites or conflicts within yourself. The left usually suggests the external world of activity and the environment, whilst the right parts of your unconscious suggest struggling to express yourself. A few people might also find that in some dreams one side of their body represent the feelings and attitudes they absorbed from their mother, and the other side what they absorbed from their father.... The Element Encyclopedia
Typically, the left side of the body represents feelings, intuition and the irrational, whilst the right side suggests the rational and logical. The left side is also associated with maternal influence, and the right with paternal.... The Element Encyclopedia
Example: ‘In my dream I woke up and had the feeling that a lot of time had passed. I felt I had lost all this time.
A group of friends I was with had gone ahead, left me behind, and I wondered if I would ever catch up’ (Patience C). Oneself left behind: feelings of rejection or inadequacy; sense of waking up to what you have not done or experienced in life, as Patience does in her dream. Leaving something, someone behind: leaving the past behind, breakup of relationship. Idioms: fall behind; put it all behind me. See also bag. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
if we are right handed, the left represents the less dominant or expressed side of oneself, or the parts of our nature we try to hide or suppress.
If we write or knock in a nail using our right hand, we will hold the paper or nail with our left. So left leg or arm frequently has this sense of representing the supponive but less dominant functions in us. Our confidence may suppon our activity as a salesperson, so may be depicted as being on the left.
the dominant, confident, conscious, exterior or expressed side of self; lightness; correct social behaviour, moral.
Dreams can also use a play on what is right and left to illustrate a polarity or opposites. Our internal world of feelings, memories and values—the left; our external world of activity and environment—the right.
A secondary choice— left; the right’ choice at the time—right. Pans of self unconscious or shadowy—left; our conscious known self—right.
The immoral, selfish, wrong action—left; the moral, right action—right.
Example: ‘On my right are three monks, on my left sits a beautiful, shapely blonde. I am in the centre and I see a road, which leads to the right and a beautiful sunlit valley in the distance’ (from Dreams Your Magic Mirror by Elsie Sechrist). Here right and left represent not only choice between sexual pleasure and religious discipline, but also the polar opposites of spiritual and material. Although in the dream there is a movement to the right, to find equilibrium we often have to take a way between the opposites.
Idioms: two left feet; keep on the right side of somebody; in one’s right mind, in the right; mister right; set somebody right; right hand man; right in the head, stan on the right foot; give one’s right arm. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Rubbing cloth) Palm fiber in a dream represents new clothing, or an accumulated wealth that is bearing heavy on its owner because of the methods he uses to gather it, or because of failing to pay its due alms tax, or required charities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Hand) In a dream, the palm of one’s hand represents one’s fitness in wakefulness. Clapping one’s hands in a dream could either mean joy and happiness, or it could mean nothing in wakefulness. Carrying a glove in one’s hand in a dream means ceasing the course of wrongdoing. Slapping one’s own face with both hands means sorrow, sadness, or calamities. Hitting the top of one’s hand into the palm of the other hand means separation. In a dream, the palm of one’s hand also represents one’s strength.
To stretch open one’s palm in a dream signifies wealth and prosperity. Holding a tight fist in a dream implies poverty, or tight living conditions. Ifone sees hair growing in the palm of his hand in a dream, it means depression, distress and debts. Growing hair on top of one’s hand in a dream indicates one’s strength or virility. Seeing one’s hand hanging down from the skies in a dream denotes one’s connections with the ruler or people in authority.
A stretched hand from the skies in a dream also could mean profits and blessings for a hunter, a builder and a real estate professional. In a dream, the palm of one’s hand also represents his world. It also may mean ceasing a certain course of action.
If one finds himself afraid, then sees the palm of a hand holding out before him in a dream, it means that his fears will be dispelled.
A large and a stretched palm in a dream means prosperity and generosity. Aclose fist in a dream means stinginess.
A nice looking palm of one’s hand also signifies abstaining from evil, or failing to pay charity.
The palm of one’s hand in a dream also represents one’s prayers and supplications, comfort, seeking the comfort of others, or receiving benefits from others.
The palm of one’s hand in a dream also represents a year, ways of life, money, leadership, a son, courage and desisting from evildoing.
(See Desisting from evildoing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Attention brought to the palm of a hand may mention that you hold all the knowledge you need in your own hands. It may also represent a fortune or a forecast for the future. Or it may hold the secrets of your life potential.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of your palm suggests that you are well-versed and knowledgeable in your selected craft. You need to learn how to use this knowledge to reach and maximize your full potential.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dream of being in pain most frequently arises from a physical source and has no prophetic significance, but if you are sure this was not the case, then the meaning depends on the location as follows: general (all over) pain predicts success; in a limb, signifies embarrassment due to impulsive actions; in ti» heart, portends marital or romantic problems; in the teeth, a period of minor difficulties; in the head, an unpleasant surprise; in the throat, a warning against gossip; in the chest, financial gain.
See also under Back, Neck, Abdomen, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A powerful symbol of luxury and exotic abundance, palm trees grow with their roots near water and their trunks in the sun, so they also represent a union of masculine and feminine forces. Perhaps your unconscious was referring to the palm on your hand; perhaps you should perhaps extend this hand to someone with whom you have been feuding during your waking hours. Coconuts are filled with milk, so they can be a symbol of lust or lack of inhibition, maternal feelings or infantile refreshment.... The Element Encyclopedia
As an instrument that stores important information about others, a Palm Pilot might be compared to a little black book. It may appear to comment that everything is in the palm of your hand. It may indicate your anxiety about staying connected to those you come in contact with.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(Date palm) A palm tree in a dream represents a sire, a scholar, a noble man or a wise man who imparts his knowledge and wisdom to others. Cutting a palm tree in a dream means the death of such a man. Seeing a plantation of palm trees, or an oasis or palm trees in a dream mean leadingpeople and guiding them on the straight path.
If a merchant or a trader sees a palm tree in his dream, it means business success. Ifa shopkeeper sees a palm tree in his dream, it also means profits.
A dead and dried out palm tree in a dream represents a hypocrite.
To uproot a palm tree in a dream means that a plague will befall that place, or it could mean suffering from the persecution of an unjust ruler. Uprooting a palm tree in a dream also means a dead end to one’s plans, or it could mean a dispute.
A palm tree in a dream also represents one’s paternal aunt. Palm trees in a dream also represent Arab women. Ifone sees a seedlingbecome a big palm tree in a dream, it means that a child in that community will grow to be a great scholar. It also connotes that a weak person will grow strong. Seeing a palm tree in a dream also means longevity, a scholar, a teacher, children, a wife, a house, a property, a king, a year, new clothing, money, or bearing a child.
To prune or trim a palm tree in a dream means that one’s adversity at his work or related to his travels will be dispelled.
(Also see Palmyra; Tree)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Generally, a Dream of palm trees heralds hope and peace but if the tress are withered or in some manner blighted then will your peace be removed from you for a while and you may hear of some event that saddens you.
To see one palm tree standing alone is an omen of the loss of a good friend.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To see a palm tree in a dream is most often to do with rest and relaxation. Previously the palm was associated with honour and victory, but as foreign holidays have become more available it has largely lost that significance.
... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Generally, a Dream of palm trees heralds hope and peace but if the tress are withered or in some manner blighted then will your peace be removed from you for a while and you may hear of some event that saddens you.
To see one palm tree standing alone is an omen of the loss of a good friend.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The palm tree has come to be known as the Christian religious symbol for Christ’s victory over death, celebrated as Palm Sunday at the Easter holiday season. It can signify a victory over adversities and a blessing to the dreamer. It can also represent an oasis or a vacation.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
It is a portent of a joyous home life with a handsome and adoring husband for a maiden to dream of walking through a row of palm trees.
For a man to dream that he sees coconut palms being climbed by black boys is a sign of some unexpected and curious event that will come about through the activities of his sweetheart.... The Complete Dream Book
To notice your palm in your dream suggests that you hold all the knowledge you need in your own hands. You need to reach out and utilize your full potential. To dream that you are having your palms read represents your current life goals and ambitions, and the need for you to focus on where you are heading.... The Element Encyclopedia
Just as when you dream of falling, feeling persecuted comes from your own insecurity. Thus, it is one of the most common images produced during sleep. This dream mainly indicates the power that facts or feelings from the past have over you, since the conflicts arising from these past situations stay with you and prevent you from moving forward. It could be episodes of childhood or adolescence that are lodged in your memory and have taken the form of guilt or obsessions.
Native Americans believe that if you have this dream, you should address your persecutor and fight him to unmask him. Following this advice, it is quite possible that you will discover your fears are not that threatening.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In general, to see plastic cutlery in your dream suggests that you are not being true to yourself and your values. Specifically: Plastic forks can mean that you should be careful not to believe everything you are told - and don’t exaggerate to others either. Plastic knives may represent anxiety about a male person in your life - you can solve this by being more honest. And plastic spoons could suggest that you’d like to feel more comfortable in your own home.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of prosecuting someone is an integration dream reflecting your desire to prove another’s guilt to exalt your own position. These qualities, which you find so offensive, are disowned aspect of yourself. See Judge, Critic and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of seeing or taking a shortcut, you will achieve your goals sooner than you think. Just be certain that you proceed with care and don’t skip any important steps along the way.... My Dream Interpretation
A shortcut reflects anxiety related to achievement of objectives. They lay doubts and obstacles hard to overcome, but if the dreamer is able to surmount them she will have the ability to reach any proposed goal.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In dreams, wild flowers represent freedom, freshness and natural beauty, symbolizing a disregard for the highly organized beauty of artificial flower beds or plastic flowers.
If many flowers are growing in your dream, this indicates feelings of wellbeing and optimism. The opposite will be the case if the flowers are dying or wilting. Do nature’s simple charms have great meaning for you, with your dream of wild flowers indicating the need for a simpler life? Or do you feel you are about to flower and fulfill your potential? Dreamers picking wild flowers may be turning away from their partner.
Cut flowers are unable to give pleasure in their natural setting and therefore may suggest artificiality and appearance over substance. Because flowers are a symbol of sexuality, fake or artificial flowers in a dream may suggest that those whom you think of as friends are actually showing you a false face or persona. On the other hand, flowers in a vase suggest a showcasing of your inner beauty or something that facilitates your personal development.
If you were arranging flowers in a vase or in a floral arrangement, try to remember if you did so carelessly or with great care. The positioning of flowers in dream floral arrangements can indicate how we unconsciously relate to others.
If your arrangement was artless or careless, you have a casual approach to relationships with others that may leave others feeling unimportant to you.
If you took extreme care with the arrangement, this can either indicate a positive, caring approach to relationships with others or controlling and manipulative tendencies. And if dried flowers appeared in your dream, this suggests that past relationships may be more important to you than the people with whom you are currently interacting in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Disposer of estates; Guardian) In a dream, a woodcutter represents the person in charge of distributing one’s inheritance, since it is he who disposes of the dead branches of a tree. In a dream, a woodcutter also represents an agitator, winter profits, eavesdropping, gossip, burdens, or sins.... Islamic Dream Interpretation