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
Firewood in a dream means slander and backbiting. Ifone puts two or three logs to burn in the fire in a dream, it means that an argument will take place or that an exchange of rough words will grow beyond one’s control.
If a religious person sees timber in his dream, it means that he will commits a major sin such as theft, murder, or adultery, he will then be caught and put tojustice.
If anyone kindles a fire in a dream, it means that he will report someone to the authorities. Carrying firewood in a dream means exchanging harsh words, slander, rebuke or calumniation. Seeing timber in one’s house also means profits, fulfilling needs, inheritance or endowments. Ifthe timber needs cutting in the dream, it means earnings that involve great efforts, or earnings that bring about evil.
If the timber is already cut for the fireplace in the dream, it represents a person who is favored by someone in authority, or it could mean business success. Firewood in a dream also means adversities or stinginess. Wrapped firewood in a bundle means mixed profits.
If an unemployed person sees himselfcarrying a bundle of firewood in a dream, it means that he will work for a generous person. Gathering firewood in a dream means bringing medicine for a sick person. Attributing the firewood to its mother tree or distinguishing its fruit in the dream means money of a doubtful source. Offering timber to burn in a religious ceremony in a dream means nearness to one’s Lord, or it could mean offering a gift to one’s teacher, bringing a culpable before a judge, or bringing a sick person to the doctor. In this case, if the timber burns before putting it in the fire, it means that the gift was accepted, or that a guilty person will receive a just verdict. Eating timber in a dream means earning unlawful money.
A tree stump or a log in a dream means a chronic illness or paralysis.
A prepared log for the fire in a dream means profits for those who use it to earn their livelihood.
(Also see Fire; Log) 162... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Sawing or splitting firewood predicts a happy change of residence or important home improvement; to gather, carry, or transport firewood signifies gratifying success in community affairs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Just like fire, firewood is associated with concepts such as ardor, willpower, and bravery. Seeing mountains of firewood means that you will receive providential help, a fortuitous circumstance that allows you to move forward with plans.
If it is wet and cannot be lit on fire, you should be careful: your emotions could interfere with your goals to the point of ruining them.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
When forests or woods appear in your dream, they are representations of life, fertility, as well as a period of rejuvenation. They are also a reference to the season of spring. Sometimes they may refer to an unknown part of your life. You may have to learn to trust your instincts.
If you are taking a walk through a forest, it may mean that any hardships that you have recently endured will lead to the success that you seek. The darkness and concentration of trees, plants, animals and other creatures in a forest make it a powerful symbol of the unconscious and its instincts. Jung saw dreams of fear of entering or simply being in a forest as indicative of the dreamer’s anxiety about what might be found within the unconscious. For Freud, dreaming of entering the forest is a symbol of the sexual act.
If you are lost within a thick forest, you may be in need of some direction in your waking life. See also PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Forests are dark and mysterious. They symbolize the unknown and the unconscious. This archetype appears in many myths—characters get lost in the wood or forest, only to discover great treasure or wisdom, as well as great dangers. Dreams about woodland and forests often have a lot to do with feeling lost and being unable to find the right path or direction. See also TREES AND PLANTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
They may represent your unconscious or your “mental space.” If you are lost in the woods, it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction.
The dark and threatening woods may represent the dark and unexplored areas of the psyche.
The details and experiences in your life.Is the forest dark or light?Peaceful or unwelcoming?A forest generally speaks of activities, persons and things hidden and away from public eye. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
They may represent your unconscious or your “mental space”.
If you are lost in the woods it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction. Also, dreaming of being lost in a big forest it is an omen of financial gain, if you are poor and lost.
If you are well off and lost, you will experience loss.
A stroll through a beautiful green forest with tall trees show that you will have a period of hardship followed by release from worry and then success in your endeavors.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
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
As the land of the stars, a dream whose setting is in Hollywood may comment on ycur desire for fame and recognition. It may mention that you are thinking about, your image and self-concept. It may reflect your interes s in the media and in living a more artistic expression of yourself.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of Hollywood represent a desire to be discovered and recognized. This dream is a message for you to recognize yourself and take the initiative to bring your talents into fruition. Perhaps you are coming to the spiritual awareness that underneath it all, you are a one-of-a-kind star. See Celebrity, Actor/Actress and Star.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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 plywood represent support, flexibility and strength. Your dream is showing you that you have the resources and the inner substance to build your life the way you want it to be.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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
Dreams of redwood trees, because they grow tall, represents spiritual growth, mastery; heightened awareness, and great knowledge that is reaching up toward heaven, while remaining deeply rooted to earth. See Tree.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Seeing or working with a saw: someone is out to humiliate or irritate you. Hearing someone use a saw: you are in need of a break—your nerves are irritated. Watching someone use a saw: somebody has disappeared and now you have to face the damage by yourself. Seeing a dull saw: you are working with inferior tools and won’t succeed. Seeing wood shavings: your work is creating useless “garbage.” See File.
Depth Psychology: The saw is a sign that you are overly critical and at times too cynical. Working with a saw: you need to solve conflicts and problems on your own.
The dream might also suggest you let go of a relationship. Sometimes the saw indicates sexual desires that call for attention.... Dreamers Dictionary
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
(Meat) In a dream, a steak represents an unavoidable evil happening, or it could represent a passing danger. Sliced meat in a dream also could mean happiness, quick earnings, fertility, or exposure of what man should keep personal and private. Seeing a butcher slicing meat in a dream could mean fights, evil, war, divisions in the society, or mixing the lawful with the unlawful, or usury, or fulfilling one’s needs.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
Wooden things: the past, or structures of thought or behaviour we have built, which originally had life but are now habitual; being wooden’—lacking life or feeling. Wooden room, house: a part of our nature which has been carefully cultivated or created out of past experience.
For woods see tree. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Symbol for mobility, warmth, and naturalness. Important is the condition and type of wood; for example, Firewood and Ebony.
In the I Ching, wood means gentleness, that which penetrates, like the wind, and it is related to the first daughter.
According to Freud, wood is a symbol for femininity. However, in the Tarot, wood corresponds to the wand which—according to traditional as well as modern interpretation—is connected to masculinity. This is an example of how contradictory meanings can be in the symbolism of depth psychology. At a certain level of consciousness, the difference between masculinity and femininity loses its importance. This higher level of consciousness is mirrored in everyday life where some symbols can be seen as typically feminine as well as masculine, in accordance with the present state of consciousness of the dreamer.
1- Dreaming of wood, in the sense of timber, suggests our ability to appreciate the past and to build on what has gone before. We are capable of building a structure, which may or may not be permanent.
Dreaming of a wooden toy highlights our connection with the more natural side of ourselves.
2- When our behaviour becomes rigid or wooden, dreams will often attempt to make us aware of this and of the necessity to balance our feelings.
3- The wood is often a manifestation of the Spirit.
If it is a wild wood, the dreamer needs to show some control of his own spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Watching someone splitting logs: bad news or even a death. Looking for wood: you may experience sorrow and sad conditions. Cutting wood: hard work must come before a reward. Working in a wood shop is a very good sign and means positive changes ahead. Carving a piece of wood: you have hidden artistic talents. Throwing wood in the fire: you tend to be wasteful in several areas in your life. Dragging wood around: be prepared for a downturn in your financial situation. See Beam.
Depth Psychology: Wood is a symbol of the habits, opinions, and ideas that you have been raised with; they are a part of your personality.
A dream about wood is a challenge: think critically about your traits (or they will become “petrified”). Begin now building a new life (like building new furniture from old wood). Is the wood in the dream still green or dried and knotty? Is the wood already decaying”? If it is—it is high time to start building something new!... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of wood signify your potential, raw talents and inner resources to create, build, and manifest your visions into reality. Wood can also represent the absence of emotion, that you are shock or trying to be invulnerable to pain or heartache. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If it is a wild wood, it suggests the untamed spirit – as in nature – and we perhaps need to exercise some self-control. You might also like to consult the entries for forest and trees.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When our behaviour becomes rigid or wooden, dreams will often attempt to make us aware of this and of the necessity to balance our feelings. We might then dream of willow, a tree that bends in the wind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of wood, in the sense of prepared timber, suggests our ability to appreciate the past and to build on what has gone before. We are capable of building a structure, which may or may not be permanent.
Dreaming of a wooden toy highlights our connection with the more natural side of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Wood symbolizes the raw material from which you can make new shapes without losing its resilience. Wood is therefore the formation of your personality throughout life. The meaning of the dream varies depending on the type of wood. Dry branches reflect a diluted personality and predict illnesses. Carrying branches on your shoulders is an omen of fruitless effort and suffering. On the contrary, to see the wood cut and ready to use (whether as firewood or for the construction of furniture or sculptures) indicates maturity and preparation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Wood is one of the mainstays of our existence and is even considered an element in some of the elemental systems in various cultures. It was not that long ago in human history that everything of strength and fortitude was created out of wood. While today wood is no longer the strongest material we work with, it symbolically represents a desire to create something of substance that simultaneously connects us to the earth in a grounded fashion. Anything made out of wood in a dream is asking you to connect more to nature and your earthly origins.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Wood is a traditional source of heat and is one of the five elements used in clinical diagnosis in Chinese medicine. Wood also represents life and springtime.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
It symbolises a servant of the king who is well informed on governmental affairs. He advises the king or government in matters relating to national affairs so that the country advances in the right direction.
It is also said that he is the financial minister of the state who is experienced, intelligent, far sighted and influential.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(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
(Bowl) In a dream, a wooden bowl represents the world, or earning money from a business during a trip, while a porcelain or a ceramic bowl in a dream signifies earnings from a local business.
A bowl in a dream also represents one’s condition, state, or the management of his affairs. Licking a bowl, or licking one’s fingers after cleaning the bowl with one’s hand in a dream means consuming one’s share in this world and the nearing of one’s death.
A wooden bow1in a dream also represents a woman, a housekeeper, the workplace, or one’s shop. Ifone sees a gathering of people or scholars partaking in a sweet meal from a large wooden bowl in a dream, it represents a community project that unites people’s hearts and allows them to share their knowledge.
If one sees a group of people gathering to eat a fish or a piece of rotten meat in a dream, it means that a group of evil people are gathered to take advantage of a prostitute.
Dreams of a woodpecker represent that opportunity is knocking on your door. You are grappling with persistent challenges that are spurring you into growth. This dream can also be wordplay for penis, male sexuality.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The woodpecker symbolizes industry and diligence, and so to dream of one may suggest that there is something in your waking life that you have overlooked and need reminding about. In mythology, the woodpecker is the guardian of both kings and trees, and it is thought to have magical powers; therefore in dreams they may indicate that you have hidden powers and potential that need to be developed.... The Element Encyclopedia
Beautiful green woods with lots of life and growth shows an increase in your station in life as well as your income.
If the woods are dried up or dying then the opposite will prevail for you. Woods seen on an overcast day with a dark and dreary appearance warns of danger for the dreamer.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation