Dream Interpretation Handkerchief | Dream Meanings

A soiled or blood-stained handkerchief indicates a quarrel; a cotton one is a suggestion that you could benefit from asserting yourself more; a linen one is a warning of hidden hostility; a silk one is a good omen in regard to your general interests; a torn handkerchief signifies a business embarrassment; a lost one indicates a broken relationship; buying one is a caution against new ventures or gambling; and receiving one predicts a happy surprise.

Blowing your nose in a handkerchief portends an improvement in social status; wiping your face or forehead with it augurs a lightening of responsibilities; waving it prophesies an interesting new friendship; and washing it is a warning against extravagance.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

If you use it to dry your tears, the handkerchief plays a role of comfort; maybe your unconscious is claiming the need for someone to comfort you and be a “shoulder to cry on.”

Seeing a handkerchief indicates, in general, the desire to live in a relationship, although this interpretation may be qualified.

If the handkerchief is red, the love affair will be shocking and cause all kinds of gossip; but if it is white, it will be honest and will end in marriage. To lose it announces the couple will break up; and to tear it, a serious argument.

If the handkerchief is silk, you will enjoy the company of friends at any time; and if it is cotton, family bliss will be certain. When it is a young woman who dreams of a handkerchief, she runs the risk of being deceived by a man who tries to conquer her.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

If you are a woman and you dream of dropping a handkerchief, then you are an old fashioned girl that is interested in attention from a particular man.

If you are a man having this dream, then there is someone in your life that wants you to notice them.

If you dream that someone offers you a handkerchief, then you are cared for and are receiving the emotional support you need.

If the handkerchief is dirty, then you are in the process of cleaning and releasing your emotions.

If the handkerchief is clean, then you are either complete with your emotional expression, or you are resisting the process. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its significance.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

Someone has a gift for you.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

To dream that you are waving good-bye with a handkerchief foretells a glitch in your social life. You will be embarrassed or shamed in some way.

To dream that you lose a handkerchief signifies a separation from your romantic interest.

To dream of a dirty or torn handkerchief means a reunion with a romantic love is not meant to be.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

Security and order. Crying. Grief. With a handkerchief on hand, you are prepared for all situations. It often represents something comforting that one holds on to.

Folklore: Receiving a gift.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

A handkerchief , towel or pillow represents a person’s servants and subordinates. Any defects in any of the above bespeaks of similar defects in them.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

(Head kerchief; Kerchief) In a dream, a handkerchief represents money, benefits, honor, a wife, a son, or authority. Seeing an embroidered head kerchief in a dream means learning a pleasant poetry, or it could mean favors, sponsorship, or protection.

A head kerchief in a dream also represents a prayer mat, leadership, or a servant. Tying a knot on a handkerchief in a dream means that one may marry a prostitute, or it could mean helping her out of sin.

A 202 handkerchief in a dream also denotes either stinginess or generosity. Carrying a handkerchief in a dream also means getting married to a beautiful woman.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

If your lover gives you a handkerchief, it is a sign of faithfulness.

To pick up a handkerchief that has been dropped is to pick up someone else’s troubles.

To blow your nose with a handkerchief means there will be news of sickness in the family.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

Used to wipe away tears of sorrow; a spiritual symbol of christian prayers; a symbol of surrendering one’s will

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

You see a handkerchief: you’ll have a bad quarrel with someone

Chine Dream Interpretation | Duke Zhou

Handkerchief In The Dream | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Handkerchief


To dream of handkerchiefs, denotes flirtations and contingent affairs.

To lose one, omens a broken engagement through no fault of yours.

To see torn ones, foretells that lovers’ quarrels will reach such straits that reconciliation will be improbable if not impossible.

To see them soiled, foretells that you will be corrupted by indiscriminate associations.

To see pure white ones in large lots, foretells that you will resist the insistent flattery of unscrupulous and evil-minded persons, and thus gain entrance into high relations with love and matrimony.

To see them colored, denotes that while your engagements may not be strictly moral, you will manage them with such ingenuity that they will elude opprobrium.

If you see silk handkerchiefs, it denotes that your pleasing and magnetic personality will shed its radiating cheerfulness upon others, making for yourself a fortunate existence.

For a young woman to wave adieu or a recognition with her handkerchief, or see others doing this, denotes that she will soon make a questionable pleasure trip, or she may knowingly run the gauntlet of disgrace to secure some fancied pleasure. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


1. Overwhelming feelings of sadness—possibly grief and loss, possibly over a love relationship.

2. Serious argu­ments, possibly irreconcilable (a bloodstained handkerchief ).

3. Social embarrassment, downfall, sometimes due to indiscre­tions, flirtations. ... New American Dream Dictionary


New American Dream Dictionary


If you lose your handkerchief in a dream it is an omen showing that your engagement is in danger of breaking up.

If your hankie is torn then the lover’s quarrels will be so bad that you will not be able to make up.

If you see a stack of pure white handkerchiefs it shows that you will hold yourself true to your betrothed and enter into wedded bliss. Waving goodbye with it may denote disgrace for the dreamer.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation


Tryskelion Dream Interpretation


A dream of clean handkerchiefs indicates the probability of a violent flirtation with someone you have not yet met.

If the handkerchiefs are wrinkled or soiled, it is an omen of disquieting news from an absent lover.

The loss of a handkerchief foretells that your engagement will be broken for some reason over which you have no control.

To see torn handkerchiefs is a presage of a quarrel with your lover which will probably not be adjusted satisfactorily».... The Complete Dream Book


The Complete Dream Book


If you lose your handkerchief in a dream it is an omen showing that your engagement is in danger of breaking up.

If your hankie is torn then the lover’s quarrels will be so bad that you will not be able to make up.

If you see a stack of pure white handkerchiefs it shows that you will hold yourself true to your betrothed and enter into wedded bliss. Waving good-bye with it may denote disgrace for the dreamer.... Encyclopedia of Dreams


Encyclopedia of Dreams