Dream Interpretation Iron | Dream Meanings
To dream of being hurt with iron signifies damage; to trade in iron with strangers, losses and misfortune (Arte- midorus). See Kipling, “Rewards and Fairies.”
If ironing clothes, you are ironing out pressing problems. Also, too many irons in the fire. Strong-willed.
Many of the ancient oracles believed that metal in a dream was a symbol of difficulties, but others preferred to regard them as a sign of strength.
A consensus leads to the conclusion that iron in any form or color predicts slow but steady advancement toward the dreamer’s ultimate goal.
For one to dream that he sees himself hurt with iron signifies that he shall receive some damage.
To dream that one trades with a stranger in iron, signifies to the dreamer losses and misfortune.
This is an unfortunate dream, as the color is black.
While gold and mercury are associated with spirituality, this metal relates to the earth and the inferior. It symbolizes fortitude, lack of flexibility, and excessive rigor. These ideas are usually linked to violent images, in which power is acquired through physical force. (See BLACKSMITH) This dream has unfavorable omens, since iron portends stress and pain. Among the Persians, however, iron was very esteemed and, seen in dreams, promised goods and happiness.
To dream of iron, is a harsh omen of distress.
To feel an iron weight bearing you down, signifies mental perplexities and material losses.
To strike with iron, denotes selfishness and cruelty to those dependent upon you.
To dream that you manufacture iron, denotes that you will use unjust means to accumulate wealth.
To sell iron, you will have doubtful success, and your friends will not be of noble character.
To see old, rusty iron, signifies poverty and disappointment.
To dream that the price of iron goes down, you will realize that fortune is a very unsafe factor in your life.
If iron advances, you will see a gleam of hope in a dark prospectus.
To see red-hot iron in your dreams, denotes failure for you by misapplied energy.
1- When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually represents our strengths and determination. It can also signify the rigidity of our emotions or beliefs. We should consider being more flexible.
2- When we dream of using an clothes iron we are attempting to make ourselves more presentable to the outside world. We may also be trying to ‘smooth things over’.
3- Iron in a dream can signify the part of ourselves which requires discipline. Before being tempered by fire and made into hard steel, iron requires protecting against corrosion.
It is this quality of protection against spiritual ‘corrosion’ that needs to be dealt with so we can progress.
1. Feeling of strength, permanence.
2. Someone or something harsh, unbending or ruthless.
Most metals indicate difficulties when they are prominent in a dream, but the colour may be held to affect this. Silver or Gold would carry the significance of White or Yellow, whereas Iron would be similar to Black.
Something is in need of improvement or needs to be “ironed out.” Are you being too conventional? Domesticity, as in Communion, only here, the social meaning is more or less missing; rather more like Flowerpot, Baking, Roast, and also Hen, Pillow, Porcelain, Apron.
Stability, willpower, resilience, hardness, and coldness, as in Ice. Also having “your iron in the fire,” which points to vitality and transformation (recasting, forming).
In a dream, iron represents longevity.
If one sees himself holding a piece of iron in his dream, it means wealth and strength after poverty and weakness. Ifone sees himselfeating a piece of iron in a dream, it means victory in his life.
If he eats it with bread in the dream, it means bearing difficulties in his livelihood. Discovering iron as a mineral in a dream means prosperity and strength in one’s livelihood. Forging iron in a dream means becoming competent and qualified in one’s craft.
To own iron in a dream means wealth which is accumulated with great pain.
(Also see Bond’; Fetter)
Vision: If you are at a forge shaping iron: arguments, quarrels, and frustration. Seeing a piece of red hot iron: your passions are red-hot (particularly in a man’s dream). Looking at an iron gate means obstacles and difficulties ahead.
Depth Psychology: Iron is a symbol of strength and resilience, but also of your distaste for certain plans. Are you suffering because of a person’s rigid personality?
Iron is associated with strength and willpower (an “iron will”), which may play into the meaning of a dream in which iron is explicitly a part.
Tiron usually symbolizes power. In a dream it can signify the part of ourselves that is capable of discipline – an iron will. However, before being tempered by fire (life’s challenges) and made into hard steel, iron requires protecting against corrosion.
It is this quality of the development of protection against spiritual ‘corrosion’ (eating away) that needs to be dealt with so we can progress.
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of using a clothes iron we are attempting to make ourselves more presentable to the outside world. We may also be trying to ‘smooth things over’.
Material aspects: When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually represents our strengths and determination. It can also signify the rigidity of our emotions or beliefs. We should consider being more flexible.
An iron removes wrinkles from articles of clothing. As a symbol, a wrinkle represents something that is out of alignment. As such, the iron then is the symbolic ability to smooth things over and create more uniformity in your life.
Strength or men, Prov. 27:17
Denoting strength and weight, iron may appear as a symbol eliciting the development of an iron will. It denotes strength and an impenetrable force.
Strength; the material side of life; unbending emotions. Idioms: iron fist in velvet glove; iron curtain; man of iron; rule with rod of iron.
(1) Iron may sometimes signify imperfection, inferiority - as contrasted with gold.
(2) It may be a symbol of strength, but often with overtones of inflexibility and ruthlessness (‘ruling with a rod of iron’, ‘the Iron Duke’, ‘the Iron Lady5).