(Hatchet) An ax in a dream means receiving help, increase in one’s earnings, recovering from a migraine headache, recovering from an illness, or it could mean begetting a son. Holding an ax in one’s hand in a dream means becoming a guardian, an executor of a will, a trustee, becoming steadfast in one’s religion, or it could mean overcoming one’s enemy.
It is said that an ax in a dream means harm, disruption and scattering of one’s livelihood.
An ax in a dream also represents a servant, a housekeeper, strength, victory or perhaps an insolent person or it could denote one’s job.
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