(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).A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd
Strength; the material side of life; unbending emotions. Idioms: iron fist in velvet glove; iron curtain; man of iron; rule with rod of iron.A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp
Denoting strength and weight, iron may appear as a symbol eliciting the development of an iron will. It denotes strength and an impenetrable force.Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green
Strength or men, Prov. 27:17Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe
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.Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox
4. Bound; Prov. 27:17; Josh. 17:16-18 .Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand
StrengthDream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton
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.Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous
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’.Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous
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.Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous
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.Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
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?Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda
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)Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin
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).
Folklore: Difficulties.Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar
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.Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous
1. Feeling of strength, permanence.
2. Someone or something harsh, unbending or ruthless.New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin
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.Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball
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.Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller
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.The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke
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.The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway
This is an unfortunate dream, as the color is black.The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway
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.The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett
An iron (or ironing clothes) can represent actual, desired, or imagined: Change or transformation.
Neatening, straightening, or improving yourself or something else.
Repairing or resolving a situation (as in “ironing out” a problem).
Preparing the way for or making things easier (as in “smoothing the way”).
Pressure, or the experience of being under pressure.
See also: Wrinkle; Clothes; CleaningThe Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman
If ironing clothes, you are ironing out pressing problems. Also, too many irons in the fire. Strong-willed.The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards
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.”The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig
lucky numbers: 01-05-07-10-18-26
angle bars made from: accord among friends, distress among enemies.
bars: discovery of lost abilities in new projects.
black: your great physical strength is misused.
buying: a slow steady progress to prosperity.
collar for execution by strangulation, having on an: a strong wil won’t help you now.
criminal, a: a violent opposition to your opinions wil affect your fortune.
others with an: be firm in convictions; you are right.
cutting: spiteful remarks wil cause more suspicion.
gray: must control your irritable gruffness; work is your sustenance, as is pleasure.
hammering: your mental perplexities and material losses must be sustained until solution.
melted: an important agreement wil be reached, a ray of hopefulness in a dim outlook.
plates, of: wil need strength and wil power for difficulties are ahead.
red-hot, touching a: incessant lack of pleasantry from even the smal est event.
selling: money wil come easily; your friends wil be of notorious repute.
stealing: wil not be able to avoid an onerous responsibility or unpleasant duty.Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |
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