Sword Dream Meanings

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Sword Dream Meaning: From 30 Different Sources

(1) The symbolism may be phallic.

(2) The sword may symbolize consciousness. In what Jung called the first stage of individuation, beginning at puberty, the conscious ego must free itself from the previously all-embracing unconsciousness, in order that the individual may fulfil his or her particular destiny. What the conscious ego has to ‘slay5 is not the unconscious as such, but its ‘devouring-mother5 aspect; and once that is done, the ego must treat the unconscious with respect and cooperate with it. (Compare folktales which depict a hero slaying a dragon with his trusty sword. The same theme appears in those myths of creation in which the creator-god wrestles with and slays the female monster in the primeval ocean and so brings order out of chaos.) See also Dragon, sections (2) and (3).

Dream Source: A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Author: Eric Ackroyd

Because it often has a cross as a handle, has mixed meanings. Erection; social power, justice; spiritual strength. Sword hanging by a thread: threats hanging over one. When sheathed: the soul or self in the body. Heirloom: a hentage of attitudes from one’s family; willpower or discrimination. Con­sider background of dream for meaning. Idioms: cross swords with someone; double-edged sword; sword of Damocles.

See cross; fight; attack; war.

Dream Source: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Author: Tony Crisp

A symbol of valor, the sword cuts to the essence of truth that dispels the darkness. I he sword bnngs significant spiritual power to the individual who holds it. Associated with the Archangel Michael, this symbol represents higher truth and the cutting away of evil through celestial power brought to earth.
Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green

1. Word of God;

2. Strife;

3. Critical words;

4. Prophetic words;

5. Judgement;

6. Persecution;

7. Last days to beheaded; Eph. 6:17; Ps. 64:3; Du. 32:41; Josh. 5:13; 6:21.

Dream Source: Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model
Author: Vincent Wienand

Spiritually the sword signifies the power of authority and protection. In dreams, to be given a sword signifies that we have the protection of the sacred. We are able to make our own decisions.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: The sword symbolizes justice and courage as well as strength.

For the image of a sword to appear in a dream indicates there is an element of the warrior in us, and that we are prepared to fight for our beliefs.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: The sword in dreams invariably suggests a weapon of power. We may have the ability to create power and use energy properly through our beliefs.

A ceremonial sword will confer status.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Swords can represent a severing of obstacles, as well as matters requiring aggressive and forceful action.

The dreamer may need to use a sword, or may be wielding it with authority and commitment.

Dream Source: Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Depth Psychology: The sword could be a symbol of your courage, determination, character, chivalry, or love of truth.

The way you use the sword is a reflection of how negatively or positively you use these character traits in your life.

See Dagger, Weapon.

Dream Source: Dreamers Dictionary
Author: Garuda

To hold a sword, wear one, or brandish one means you will be awarded some special recognition.

To be fighting with a sword means you wall quarrel with business associates.

Dream Source: Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Author: Raymond Buckland

interpreted upon 6 sides: child, guardianship, Hujja, a usefulness, wealth, victory over the enemies.
Dream Source: Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
Author: Cafer-i Sadik

(Blade; Power; Scabbard) In a dream, a sword represents a son, a king, a clan, a tribe, a farm, a property, or a woman.

If a sword is interpreted as power, then it means diligence, and if it is interpreted as words, it means clarity of speech.

If it is interpreted as one’s father, then it represents the father’s pride of his son.

If one’s sword is weighing heavy and is being dragged with difficulty in the dream, it means an appointment that is difficult to bear, though one will draw benefits from it. Ifone hands his wife the blade in the dream, it means that she will bear a son. Ifhe hands her the sword sheathed in the dream, it means that she will bear a daughter.

An iron sword in a dream represents a son. Abrass sword in a dream means a rich son. Alead sword in a dream means an effeminate son.

A wooden sword in a dream means a son who is a hypocrite, and a tarnished sword in a dream represents an unattractive son.

To draw out one’s sword from its sheath in a dream could represent some words one is prepared to say.

If the sword is sharpened, bright and scintillating in the dream, it means that his words will be sweet and true.

If it looks rusted or tarnished in the dream, it means that his words will be harsh and false. Ifthe sword is heavy in the dream, it means that he will say words which are even heavy on him to bear. Ifthe sword has a crack in the dream, it means that his words will be rejected, and his intention will vex.

If one’s sword falls to the floor in the dream, it means that one may divorce his wife.

If one’s sword is seen laying beside him in the dream, it means that he is a man of authority. Ifthe loop or the belt breaks and the sword falls in the dream, it means loss of one’s power. Ifthe hilt breaks in the dream, it may mean the death one’s wife.

If one is given a sheath without a sword in a dream, it means that he will keep something in trust.

If the handle of one’s sword breaks in the dream, it means that either one’s father, uncle, aunt, or mother may die shortly.

If the blade breaks in the dream, it means that one’s servant, or assistant-worker may die shortly. Ifone sees swords flying in the air in a dream, they represent a plague.

A sword in a dream also could represent one’s anger, or his tight financial circumstances. Swallowing a sword in a dream means gathering the spoils of war.

If a sword swallows someone in a dream, it means a snakebite. In a dream, the sheath of a sword represents a woman. Hitting someone with a sword in a dream means insulting him with harsh words. Sheathing one’s sword in a dream means marriage.

If the blade ceases to cut in a dream, it means that one’s words will bear no weight. Ifone is hit with a sword, and if he loses his hand, his leg, or receives wounds in the dream, it means having an argument that involves one’s father, son, or brother, etcetera, depending which limb and what member of one’s family it represents.

If one’s head is cut off with a sword in a dream, it means that the one who received the blow will triumph over the one who beheaded him, or receive benefits through him. Ifone’s body is dismembered with a sword in a dream, it means that he may travel far, or that his progeny will disperse across the land.

A sword in a dream also represents wealth, power or knowledge. Waving a sword during a duel in a dream means becomingknown in one’s field or profession.

(Also see Duel; Knife)

Dream Source: Islamic Dream Interpretation
Author: Ibn Seerin

Appears rarely in dreams.

It is a symbol of power and intellect.

See Knight. Seeking power, as in Monument and aggression. Frequent symbol for intellectual work since the sword separates and, therefore, leads us to make decisions. We use the sword to fend off somebody and it is, in that sense, a sign of distancing and individualism.

According to Freud, a phallic symbol, as is Knife. In psychoanalysis, separation or fear of separation, as in Goodbye, Abortion, Corpse, Death, Divorce, and Funeral.

Dream Source: Little Giant Encyclopedia
Author: Klaus Vollmar

If you dream of a sword, you are a strong person who will triumph over present obstacles through honesty and confident action.
Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean

If you are wearing a sword in your dream it augurs honors.

If you break the sword, or lose it, disgrace or loss of position is threatened.

The sword, like the knife, if seen or being used against another person, as in an attack, can be interpreted as a symbol representing a desire for sexual union.

Dream Source: Psycho Dream Interpretation
Author: Ella Freeman Sharpe

also see Weapon

1- The sword in dreams invariably suggests a weapon of power. Wc may have the ability to create power and use energy properly through our beliefs.

2- The sword symbolises justice and courage as well as strength.

For the image of a sword to appear in a dream indicates there is an element of the warrior in us, and that we are prepared to fight for our beliefs.

3- Spiritually the sword signifies the power of authority and protection. In dreams to be given a sword signifies that we have the protection of the sacred. We are able to make our own decisions.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Author: Pamela Ball

To dream that you wear a sword, indicates that you will fill some public position with honor.

To have your sword taken from you, denotes your vanquishment in rivalry.

To see others bearing swords, foretells that altercations will be attended with danger.

A broken sword, foretells despair.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller

The sword has received special reverence by many peoples. Generally it represents courage, power, and justice, especially in the Christian tradition, when it was reserved only for knights. In parallel, the sword is also a spiritual symbol. Its presence in dreams indicates that you should try to behave according to the attributes that are linked to this weapon. Only then you will triumph. On the other hand, dreams in that contain swords can also have sexual connotations, since these are considered phallic symbols. Consequently, if you are fighting with a sword it may indicate your sexual desires.

It is the symbol of truth.

It is the conscious liberates itself from the unconscious part of the mind. This process of individualization usually appears in many myths and legends, when the hero fights dragons and demons with his sword.

Dream Source: The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Martha Clarke

A challenge or potential threat.

A dramatic conflict.

Honor or dignity.

A flourish or gesture.

Ritual or tradition.

See also: Knife; Weapon; Sharp

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman

Truth, power; symbol of the two edged sword of karma: as you sow, you reap. Honor, protection, search for truth. Also, destruction, combat.

See Knife.

Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards

To wear one is a dream denoting authority; to be cut with one, humiliation (Gypsy).
Dream Source: The Fabric of Dream
Author: Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Knife, Weapons)

Jung felt that this represented the conscious ego seeking freedom and singularity, separate from one’s place of origin or core group.

A tool that can help or harm. Just as the sword Excalibur could inflict wounds or keep a nation strong, swords represent all the things we have at our disposal—talents, knowledge, resources—that we have the responsibility to use wisely.

Truthfulness. Edged weapons cut through deceit in our dreams to the heart of any situation, even those things in which we deceive ourselves.

Feudal Japan: The emblem of a warrior’s soul.

The Katana is a long sword that represents a samurai’s soul and will, while the Wagasahi was shorter and the implement of honor and defense.

Honorably fighting for a just cause, often taking an integral leadership role in that fight (e.g., “taking up a sword”). Note that kings used a sword to bestow knighthood, and knights in turn regularly swore oaths upon swords.

A masculine emblem and alternative phallus. In pagan Europe, swords were owned by men, and often buried with them, whereas women held the house and land.

Breaking or misplacing a sword reflects the loss of authority or heroic mettle, or falling from an honored position in the eyes of those you respect.

An ancient emblem of the Sacred King, which may equate to your own masculine nature or the God aspect of the universe (see Men).

In the Tarot, an emblem of trouble and conflict.

Dream Source: The Language of Dreams
Author: Patrica Telesco

General Meaning: Primarily a symbol of the Teaching Ministry, the sword can also speak of your authority in Christ.

• In a negative context it speaks of negative words that have been spoken against you.

• Positive: Generally the sword is a picture of power. Of course as believers we receive this power by the Word of God.

• Below are some variations of how we see swords in the spirit. This might differ for each person.

• I am not in agreement with a popular trend in some churches to go around taking actual swords and ‘knighting’ folks. I believe that in all of the Word, these are given to us as a type and a shadow and should be handled spiritually.

• The sword is an allegorical picture of the Word of God.

It is sharp and it divides the truth from the lie.

• If you see a sword bringing a division, then the Lord is about to expose the things that are wrong. This of course is carried out a lot by the teacher, who uses the Word to bring the truth and set God’s people free.

• Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God [is] living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

• So it is no surprise that when I am praying for someone regarding their ministry and I see a golden sword, I know that the Lord is calling them to teacher training.

Negative: Speaking of Using Your Own Strength • To pick up your own sword and try to win the battle without the Lord speaks of doing things in your own effort. In the end you will only perish, because without God’s power you cannot overcome.

• Matthew 26:52 Then Jesus said to him, Put your sword up again into its place: for all those that take [up] the sword will perish with the • sword • Negative Words • The Word says that bitter words are like a sword.

If you see swords coming against you in the spirit, then the Lord is showing you that others have spoken negative words against you and licensed the enemy to attack.

• Psalms 64:3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, [and] bend [their bows to shoot] their arrows, [even] bitter words:

See also:

Dagger, Darts.

Dream Source: The Way of Dreams and Visions
Author: Colette Toach

lucky numbers: 04-22-33-35-36-45

being a swordsman: your distinction wil be menaced by indifference.

being wounded by a: there is great danger at the hands of the impassioned law.

by an acquaintance: wil receive a service from an honorable person.

in the hand: your defense wil be belittled and discarded.

blood coming from a, wound: are cut off from your senses.

broken, a: deep discouragement that obstacles can’t be severed.

hitting an unknown person with a: success in your enterprises.

life being endangered by a: big benefits if you stand your ground.

sharpening a: security through fixing the most subtle threats to your finances.

wearing a: wil have a position of public trust.

woman dreaming of wounding someone: wil receive many presents.

pregnant: wil give birth to a boy.

wounding others with a: expect a commitment to your authority.

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buying: beware of thieves.

making: beware of enemies.

maple: fortunate gathering of the joys of remembrance.

of: wil suffer humiliation and shame.

putting on food: business affairs wil become very confused.

children’s: wil make good col ection of money.


18 dream interpretation about sword related.


All sharp-edged weapons or tools indicate bad news.... swords dream meaning


The sword of the word, used to help others; see “knife” and “fish”... sword-fish dream meaning

Fence (swordplay)

1. Adventuresome and romantic.

2. Bad love af­fairs.

3. Level of prestige. ... fence (swordplay) dream meaning

Blunt Sword

No words will affect him in any way.... blunt sword dream meaning

Broken Sword In A Sheath

If a persons dreams that a sword is given to him in its sheath and it breaks in the sheath it means his son will die while it is in its mother’s womb.... broken sword in a sheath dream meaning

Killing Someone Using A Sword

This is interpreted as quarrelling with that person and hurting his feelings through tongue-lashing.... killing someone using a sword dream meaning

Painted Sword

If a person sees his sword painted it means his words will hold no weight.... painted sword dream meaning

Receiving An Unsheathed Sword

if a person sees himself as receiving an unsheathed (naked) sword and he lifts it above his head but does not strike with it, it means he will wield such power as will make him popular; or he will father a very beautiful girl.

Regarding the above dream only Imaam Kirmani (RA) says that a son or brother will be born in the home of the dreamer.... receiving an unsheathed sword dream meaning

Sword Hilt,

(See Knife handle)... sword hilt, dream meaning

Sword In A Broken Sheath

If a person dreams that a sword is given to him in a broken sheath then the mother will die but his son will be saved.... sword in a broken sheath dream meaning

Sword Or Bow Or Spear In The Hand

Armed with or using any of the above against someone means a person will soon wield power and strength.... sword or bow or spear in the hand dream meaning

Sword With A Broken Handle

The father, paternal uncle or their equivalent will die.... sword with a broken handle dream meaning

Sword With A Good Or Defective Handle

Similar defect or good will become apparent in the father, uncle or their equivalent.... sword with a good or defective handle dream meaning

The Broken Point Of A Sword

A person’s mother, paternal grandmother, maternal aunt or some lady equal in status to any of these will die.... the broken point of a sword dream meaning

Waving A Sword

(See Duel; Sword)... waving a sword dream meaning

Double Edged Sword

Symbolic of the word of God, Heb. 4:12 ... double edged sword dream meaning

The Sword-belt Hanging From The Neck

If a person sees a sword-belt handing from his neck in such a manner that the sword hangs on the ground, it means he will wield power proportionate to the length of the sword. But will at the same time be incapable of discharging his duties as a result of his weakness.

But if the sword is short (and it does not touch the ground) due to the shortness of the belt, it means he will relinquish his power due to his dislike for it.

If the belt is cut it means he will lose control of his power or be absolved from his duties.... the sword-belt hanging from the neck dream meaning

Wielding An Unsheathed Sword

Imaam Ja’far (RA) says that anyone who sees himself as wielding a naked sword means he will speak out freely against the people and their affairs. And if he strikes someone with the sword but neither does he bleed nor the victim it means he will speak out openly against them. But if the victim bleeds in such a manner that the striker’s body becomes soiled with his blood it means that in real life the victim will speak out freely against him or the striker will obtain unlawful wealth from him.... wielding an unsheathed sword dream meaning