2. Loss of something.
3. Feeling free of someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Wound; Bleeding; Injury)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Cool itl See also Knife, Blade, Razor, Ax, Cloth, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(see also Knot)
AS WITH A KNIFE
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
If bleeding from a cut, you are losing energy. See Scissors, Knife.... The Dream Books Symbols
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
If you cut yourself in the dream, you are being your own worst enemy.
A dream of cutting something signifies a broken relationship or severed connection.... My Dream Interpretation
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.
(See Wound(s).) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
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
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
If someone else cuts you, a friend will betray you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(See Wound(s).) [contents]... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The same is the interpretation if his flesh is cut.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
(Also see Slippery surface)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
To dream that you are about to be executed, and some miraculous intervention occurs, denotes that you will overthrow enemies and succeed in gaining wealth. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Guilt over something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
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
Dreaming of being executed: others are putting you down and you feel ashamed. See Gallows, Hanging. Murder.
Depth Psychology: Your opinions or assumptions are going to change (or have already).
A dream about an execution suggests revising an opinion you have had about certain events. Put your changed attitude to work.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you miraculously escape your own execution means you will overcome your enemies and succeed in gaining wealth.... My Dream Interpretation
It is also natural that in face of grave disaster the dreamer would rather die being executed than to live a lonely life of deprivation.
If the dreamer is the executioner in the dream it signifies a desire to eliminate or overthrow the authority of another person.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
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
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
2. Need to return to childhood.
3. Need to be safe.
4. Need for nurturing and security.
5. A search for grandparents means the dreamer is searching for love and protection.
6. A dreamer who dreams of him/herself as a grandparent sees self as a nurturer. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dram of searching for your grandparents you are really searching for love and protection. There are no other interpretations for these.
If you dream of being a grandparent you will have a happy domestic life with minimal problems.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are looking for your grandparents suggests that you seek out affection and security in your life. You could be slipping back into childhood desires.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dram of searching for your grandparents you are really searching for love and protection. There are no other interpretations for these.
If you dream of being a grandparent you will have a happy domestic life with minimal problems.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
It is often said that grandparents do not know whether they have done a good job of raising their children until their sons and daughters have children of their own. In dreams grandparents can offer security, but this will often depend on the relationship our parents have had with them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If these images, on the contrary, are not very comforting, the interpretation is the opposite. You are too anchored in the past and that limits your possibilities for personal development.
All traditions agree that elders are a symbol of certainty and wisdom.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
(See Family Members.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To catch grasscutters, means you will scorn the baseness of others, and worthily outstrip your enemies.
To kill one, denotes your victory in any contest.
Also See Mice, mouse, rat, animal.... Dreams
A new look symbolizes a new outlook on life. See Hair and Hairdresser.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. Financial gains.
3. Fear of losing sexuality. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Hair; Shaving)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
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
(Also see Marble)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If they appear to you after they are dead, it is a warning of approaching trouble, and you should be particular of your dealings.
To see them while they are living, and they seem to be in your home and happy, denotes pleasant changes for you.
To a young woman, this usually brings marriage and prosperity.
If pale and attired in black, grave disappointments will harass you.
To dream of seeing your parents looking robust and contented, denotes you are under fortunate environments; your business and love interests will flourish.
If they appear indisposed or sad, you will find life’s favors passing you by without recognition. See Father and Mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Relationship between the dreamer and parents.
3. Approaching change, often in aspects of life or personality (if dreaming of being a parent when the dreamer is not).
4. Good luck and prosperity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The father may represents the expressive, creative, and protective sides of God while the mother His receptive and nurturing side. Carl Jung suggests that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men our collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force, or current, inside of you that urges you on and inspires you. This knowledge is intuitive and unexpressed by words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part of us that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well we have balance and experience awareness leading to peace and productivity. See also: Mother , Father... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The interpretation will depend on what other aspects were involved in the dream, and how you feel about your parents, in general.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A reflection of your relationship with your parents now, or a memory from past experiences with them.
Archetypally, the God or Goddess parent to all humankind who guides and inspires (see Angel, Icon).
Any authority figure whom you respect in the same manner as a parent.
A personification of your Higher Self.... The Language of Dreams
A maiden who dreams of either or both of her parents may look forward to a happy marriage with a man of ample means.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Dreams about parents are a sign of maturity and letting go of the standards, rules, and problems with which your parents raised you.
The dream also may refer to your need for more guidance, security, and emotional warmth. Important here is the actual relationship you have with your parents!... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of parents may also symbolize the union of the feminine and masculine facets of your personality. *See Father, Mother.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dream of a mother is usually a dream that foretells a happy conclusion concerning a love interest as a mother represents love, protection, and nourishment of the body or the spirit.
If a deceased parent speaks to you in a dream you will have some very good luck. Unfortunately to dream of parents in law you will soon become involved in an embarrassing situation.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the parents are still living, perhaps you need to contact them.
If the parents have passed on, then they could be bringing you an important message.
Dreaming of one’s parents is perhaps the most subjective dream symbol of all.
The dreamer’s relationships with his or her parents, as well as the other symbols in the dream, need to be considered before a workable interpretation can be found. Astrological parallels: Saturn (father) and the Moon (mother) Tarot parallels: The Emperor, The Empress... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream that your parents are getting divorced, you may be expressing your real life concerns and worries about your folks.
For more detailed descriptions, also see “Mother” and “Father”.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of being a parent (if you aren’t) au- gurs a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost; and a dream featuring a parent- (or parents-) in-law portends an awkward situ- ation which will require all your diplomatic skill to surmount.
To dream of the parents of others indi- cates that you can count on the help of friends when you need it... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
In dreams parents may represent animus / anima; or the union of the masculine and feminine components of the psyche; or Wise Old Man and Great Mother; or just themselves, or your relationship with them, or vour image of them.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If parents have crossed over, could be an actual visit or message from them. See Male, Female, Father, Mother.... The Dream Books Symbols
The voices of our parents become deeply imbedded in us as parts of our personality. This correlates with whatever information they repeatedly presented to us during our formative years.
If their messages were ones of criticism and limitation, they live on within us as those inhibiting parts of our inner monologue.
If our parents were supportive and loving, the same would apply. Chances are that they gave us a combination of messages, some positive and others negative. Depending on where you are in your life, you may be more aligned with the challenges your parents presented than the gifts they gave.
It is usually most effective to deal with feelings of anger and resentment before authentically moving into forgiveness.
The quality of the interaction in the dream will clue you in to where you are in that process.
While dreaming of your parents may inform your actual relationship with them, it is important to consider what the dream is saying about how you parent yourself.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams that feature your parents can have numerous interpretations but the key to understanding them depends on the feelings you associate with your parents, particularly those when you where a child and your parents were the center of your universe. When your dream parents are true to character, the message of your dream is usually easy to understand. For example, if your parents appeared in your dream with words of encouragement and love and they were, or are, this warm and loving in real life, then your dream may simply indicate that you are feeling insecure and in need of validation or unconditional love. Perhaps you dreamt that your parents scolded you about your recent poor performance at work and you have memories of them chiding you harshly over poor grades at school? If this is the case, it may be that your dream is highlighting your dissatisfaction at not living up to the standards your parents instilled in you.
If your parents appear together in your dream, this indicates the rules and codes you learned as a child that still speak to you from within.
If you are hurting, killing, burying or trying to avoid a parent in your dream, this suggests a desire to be free from restraints and values gathered from your parents. You may feel shocked by such a dream, but it is in fact a healthy sign of emerging independence as when your dream parents die or are beaten, you can inherit the power gained from what was good in your relationship.
Dreams in which your parents appear foolish, drunk or disorderly have a similar interpretation; they are a means of gaining independence from internalized values. Dreams in which your parents are crushing you are fairly easy to interpret, suggesting that you need to break away from childhood behavior patterns and develop as an individual. Dreams in which parents die or are dead already can be interpreted the same way. When a parent appears in your environment, home or workplace in your dream and there is no sense of tension, this indicates that you have learned to develop your sense of self and can accept your parents as friends.
Frequent appearances by one or both parents in dreams may be a sign that you have not thrown off an infantile overdependence on them. Jung cites a young man’s dream in which the man’s father appeared as a drunken driver, smashing his car into a wall. This was the exact opposite of the man’s real father, who was a most respectable person, and who was rightly—but far too greatly— respected by the son. What the unconscious was doing through the dream was dethroning the father in order to enable the son to achieve a proper sense of himself as a person in his own right, with his own unique destiny and values. So if your dreams regularly feature your parents, this may suggest that you are more dependent on them than is healthy at this stage in your life. Dreams in which your parents hurl abuse at you or behave inappropriately may therefore be trying to shock you into taking your mother or father off their pedestal so you can give yourself some much-needed emotional independence and freedom.
Whether or not your parent’s behavior in real life mirrors their behavior in its dreamland negative, reoccurring dreams about parents often raise the question of whether it is time for you to become more independent and strike out on your own, regardless of what your parents may think is best for you in waking life.
If you behaved inappropriately towards your parents in your dream, for example swearing at them, listing their faults or even murdering them, such a dream is likely to be a safety valve that enables you to let off tension that you may have been repressing in waking life. It is also likely to be an indication that you need to break free of parental control and take charge of your destiny. Finally, if an interpretation of the appearance of your mother and father still eludes you, it may be that your anima (if you are a man who dreamed of your mother) and your animus (if you are a woman who dreamed of your father) may be making an appearance; alternatively, it may be that another archetype has disguised itself as one of your parents.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Repressed anger at parents or parental ﬁgures.
3. Desire for a quiet life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
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
If this is the case, the stepparents in your dreams are acting as both character aspects of your personality as well as reflections of your archetypal consciousness as defined by the family.
(See Family Members, Parents.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A stonecutter in a dream also means enmity or divisiveness. Astone cutter in a dream also represents an experienced person at dealing with, treating and healing the pains of the hardened hearts.
(Also see Stonemasonry)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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