The meaning of head in dream | Dream Interpretation
(1) A head may be a symbol of intellect: rational as distinct from intuitive thought.
(2) It may symbolize the conscious ego as distinct from the unconscious (which might be represented by the abdomen or solar plexus).
(3) It may be a symbol of masculinity.
(4) A monstrous, horrifying head probably represents negative - because repressed - drives or processes in your unconscious. Try to follow Perseus’ example. The Gorgons’ eyes turned to stone anyone they looked at; but when Perseus succeeded in cutting off Medusa’s head, the winged horse Pegasus sprang from her body. This may be seen as symbolizing the psychic or spiritual development that results from facing up to whatever is fearsome in one’s unconscious.
(5) A two-headed creature may symbolize either duality, antagonistic opposites in your psyche or the (needed) union, or bringing together, of opposing psychic qualities / functions / forces - for example, masculine and feminine; conscious and unconscious. See also Beheading.
Thoughts; opinions; intellect; decisions; intentions; self image. Fairly understandable from the huge number of idioms about head and face, such as lose one’s head/face’, so one might literally dream of a headless figure.
Face: self image; concerns about how others see you; expression of or hiding of inner feelings and attitudes. Idioms: above one’s head; over one’s head; enter one’s head; get something into one’s head, go off one’s head, swollen or big head; head above water, head in sand, face the facts; face the music; face value; flat on one’s face; facelift; long face, poker face; blue in the face.
Ears: subtle information, rumours. Idioms: an ear for, all ears; reach one’s ears; flea in the ear, gain the ear of; ears burning; long ears; lend an ear, hear from; will not hear of, hearing things.
Eyes: how we see the world and ourself. Although eyes are not mentioned much in the collection of dreams used for data in this book, saw, see. seeing, look and looking, constitute the highest number of mentions. In a computer word count of 1,000 dreams, these words were mentioned 1,077 times. Feel, feeling, felt, came second, with 855 hits. So dreams are predominantly a looking at and seeing activity, in the sense of insight and awareness.
Eyes are used in many ways in dreams. As these quotes show, eyes can represent the soul or psyche in its many moods-—dark deep eyes; desperation in its eyes; shining eyes; impersonal eyes; staring eyes; eye to eye. Example: 4I saw a young soldier with a gun, but as our eyes met we were attracted to each other, and he put his arm round me’ (Pauline B). As the example shows, eyes can represent the state of a relationship. Lack of eye contact: avoidance of intimacy. Closed eyes: introversion or avoidance of contact; not wanting to see. Example: I was dimly aware of a biggish black bird that came down close beside us on the step and pecked at the baby’s eye, then it flew olf.
The eye was gone completely’ (Heather C). Heather’s dream shows the eye depicting the T or identity. In fact her sense of self was damaged in infancy.
In many dreams the eyes represent our understanding, or how we ‘see’ the world, our view of things or other people; also intelligence; our attention; our boundaries of awareness. Blindness: not being aware, not wanting to see something— usually about oneself. Loss of sight in right eye : not seeing what is going on in the outside world. Loss of sight in left eye: not seeing what you are really thinking or feeling; not aware of self, motives, behaviour, no ‘in-sight’. Idioms: I see; can’t you see; you must be blind; I saw it with my own eyes; all eyes, eye opener, evil eye; sheep eyes; one in the eye; turn a blind eye.
Mouth: pleasure area; our hungers, sexual pleasure. Also, because we speak with our mouth and tongue, they can represent what we say; a dream of our mouth being buttoned— button your lip—or sewed up could suggest that inwardly we regret having said cenain things and need to hold our tongue. Chewing: considering; mulling over something. Idioms: all mouth; a big mouth, nasty taste in the mouth; mouthwatering.
Nose: curiosity; intuition, as with ‘smell a rat’; penis. Idioms: have a nose for, nose out of joint; rub nose in it; up one’s nose.
Teeth: the ageing process as it relates to maturity. This is because we lose our first teeth as we leave childhood behind, and lose our adult teeth as we leave youthfulness behind. Also aggression; ability to ‘chew things over’. Bad tooth: a painful or rotten part of one’s feelings, life or relationships, angry or regretful words. Teeth falling out: example: ‘1 felt a tooth was loose and staned pushing it with my tongue. Then I took hold of it between thumb and forefinger and pulled it out. I felt okay about this, but then another tooth was loose, and another, and I pulled them out. Running to the bathroom I looked into the mirror, horrified and frightened. All my teeth were coming out. Not knowing how to deal with this I ran to my mother, showing her my mouth, empty now except for two teeth. My mother appeared not to see my lack of teeth, or notice my fear’ (Eve). Eve was 18 at the time of the dream. She explored it and found a fear of ageing and death. Also apprehension about maturing and facing independence and responsibility, loss of attractiveness. 1m Tofeeq, a Palestinian woman, told me that among the Arabs it is believed that if you dream of losing teeth it means your brother or son is in trouble. She had a dream in which three of her teeth fell out.
The next day she received a call from America to say her son had been shot in the head three times by a gunman.
A woman swallowing teeth: the throat and Eustachian tubes are like the uterus and Fallopian tubes, so can depict conception or fear of it. False teeth: lies told; false face; not keeping spoken promises. Idioms: show one’s teeth, get one’s teeth into; gnash one’s teeth; grit one’s teeth; teething troubles.
Tongue: speech, expression of what we feel; saying what is deep inside us, perhaps unknown to ourself; penis. Idioms: find one’s tongue; tongue in cheek; lose one’s tongue; sharp tongue; hold one’s tongue; forked tongue.
To dream of something being on your head can be symbolic of God’s blessing or a curse, Prov. 10:6.
The head is also symbolic of a wise and honorable person, Isa. 9:15.
A faceless head can symbolize the flesh and humanity
The head is where the brain is and therefore is the symbolic home to thoughts and thinking.
A dream that features a head may connect to the thoughts and ideas of the person whose head it is.
A dream that features the head in a significant way could be pointing out that you are “too much in your head” and would benefit from giving a rest to overthinking things.
The head also houses the face, which relates to your persona and how you present yourself to the world. Such a dream image may be expressing ideas about how you are being perceived. To “rip someone’s head off” is an expression that relates to great anger, so a disembodied head in a dream may be the result of unexpressed rage.
Refers to one’s mental state and/or head authority
The head is considered to be the principle part of the body. Because it is the seat of the life force, it denotes power and wisdom.
Dreaming of the head suggests that we should look very carefully at the way we deal with both intelligence and folly.
To dream of the head being bowed suggests supplication. When the head is covered we may be covering up our own intelligence or acknowledging somebody else’s superiority.
A blow to the head in a dream can indicate that we should reconsider our actions in a particular situation.
The mind or the head is the maestro that controls one’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
To dream about your head refers to your notion that human beings are the masters of the universe. This can include your perception about the world, yourself, your accomplishments, dreams and identity.
If you dream that someone is trying to rip off your head, it signifies that you’re not thinking straight or seeing things as they really are. This may be due to lack of knowledge or denial. Face your fears because avoidance is only a pain killer, and the pain will eventually be back.
The head symbolizes the source of all wisdom. Being made the “head” of an organization, or being sent to the “head of the class” denotes that one has accomplished much.
Vision: Seeing a head in a dream is a warning: be more attentive and alert. Seeing a torso without a head: you have run headlong into a situation from which you need to extract yourself in a hurry.
If the head on your body belongs to someone else: whether you like it or not, others will decide for you what to do next.
If the head on your body faces the back: thoughdess actions and wrong decisions have created severe problems for you!
Depth Psychology: The head indicates that your good sense is controlling the rest of your body. Smashing your head in a dream means many problems and conflicts with no resolution in sight. Did you “lose your head”? Why, to whom, and in what circumstances? Are you running around like “a chicken with its head cut off? Dreams about the head may also be a sign of an actual illness in that area. Decapitating another person: you are now ready to use your head to solve your problems. One- eyed head: dreaming about eyes might be a hint that you are too occupied with yourself.
If the image has the right eye missing, you might try to gain more insight in emotional areas. Prominent teeth: you are looking for material tilings or “biting” into them.
a vision of a head is indicative of 12 sides: leader, big group & father, mother, Imam, prince, scholar, wealth, child, boy, young girl, woman.
(Balance; Beauty; Capital; Craft; Death; Father; Knowledge; Life; Measuring cup; Oven; Parents; Teacher; Tent) In a dream, the head represents leadership, presidency, or one’s capital.
If one’s head looks bigger than usual in the dream, then it represents his father, or it could mean rising in rank and receiving honor.
If one’s head looks smaller in the dream, it means loss of respect, rank and honor.
If an intelligent person sees his head smaller in a dream, it means that he will turn to ignorance, or perhaps lose his job. Seeing oneself in a dream having two or three heads means victory over one’s enemy, wealth for a poor person, blessed children for a rich person, marriage for an unwed person, or attainment of one’s goal. Seeing oneself in a dream without a head cover means disobedience to one’s superior.
If one sees his head down, or hanging loose in a dream, it means confessing to one’s wrongdoing, or experiencing a long life of humiliation and striving to please someone.
If one’s head is fixed backward in a dream, it means delays in attaining his goals, hindrance of one’s travel plans, or it could represent someone’s return from a business trip slowly and without greed.
If one sees his head severed without beheading in a dream, it means that he will shortly die, or it could mean his freedom. Seeing one’s head turning into a lion’s head in a dream, it means that he will rule and prosper.
If it turns into a sheep’s head in the dream, it means that he will be just and equitable.
If it turns into a donkey’s head in a dream, it means that he will revert to ignorance.
If it turns into a dog’s head, a donkey’s head, or a horse’s head, or any of the domesticated animals in a dream, it means toiling and hardships.
If it turns into a bird’s head in a dream, it means that he travels a lot.
If it turns into an elephant’s head, or a wolfs head, or a tiger’s head in a dream, it means that he is looking to do things beyond his means, though he will still benefit from his ambition.
If one’s head is hit with a stone in a dream, it means that he neglects to perform his night prayers before sleeping.
If one contracts any pain in his head or neck in a dream, it means an illness.
If one sees his head anointed with fragrances or oils in a dream, it represents his good endeavors and piety. Eating someone’s head raw in a dream means backbiting him. Eating it cooked in a dream means steeling money from him if he recognizes him. Otherwise, it means steeling from one’s own property or share. Holding one’s head between one’s hands in a dream means reorganization of one’s debts. Seeing someone’s head on a tray drenched with blood in a dream represents the head of a leader who lies, or who is lied to. Blood in a dream means lies or falsehood.
A turban in a dream represents a crown or a flying ship. One’s head in a dream also represents knowledge, wisdom, respect, children, followers, or money. Losing one’s head in a dream means carelessness, heedlessness, or inability to properly manage one’s interests. Cutting off one’s own head in a dream means committing suicide, severing one’s connection with one’s family, or betraying one’s father or teacher. Looking at one’s own head in a dream means examining one’s investment or capital worth. Seeing cattle heads gathered somewhere in a dream means profits.
If one sees a king beheading him in a dream, it means that Allah Almighty will cleanse him from his sins and dispel his agonies and distress.
If a money changer loses his head in a dream, it means that he may go bankrupt.
(Also see Body)
The head represents the observer’s leader or patron. This could well be his father, brother, employer, chief, husband, king etc. Thus, any defect in the head points to a similar defect in the leader or patron. Sometimes, the head represents a persons’ capital.
Consciousness, a person s wealth. Mind and reason.
The head almost always wants to rule. Ask yourself if you are repressing your intellect or using it at the expense of other functions—the emotions, for example. Or are you trying to go “headfirst through the wall” Is it wise to Lose your head, or is it best to prevent that from happening.
Ancient Indian dream interpretation speaks about the need to be a ruler. According to Freud, the head is a symbol of masculinity. According to Jung, it is the archetypal symbol of self.
ASTROLOGY: The head is ruled by Aries.
The significance of a dream featuring the head, will also depend on the other details of the dream. But as a general guide, here are some interpretations: A disembodied head predicts a new situation in which you will have to stay calm and “use your head.” A small, narrow, or pointed head indicates more work and less profit than expected.
A very large, wide, or round head means you will find easy success on a project.
A swollen head is a warning against overconfidence.
To dream of yourself (or another person) having more than one head foretells that you will have a sudden rise in social status.
To see yourself (or anyone else) with the head of an animal is a warning not to indulge too much in material or sensual pleasures. Be more modest, and remember that an ounce of restraint can frequently prevent a pound of regret! If you dream of having part of your head missing, this is positive, because it means your achievements will be greater than you expect.
Dreaming of an accident or blow to the head suggests tension and overwork - try to take it easy for a while.
If you dream of having your head chopped off, you will be successful in life.
If you dream of someone else being beheaded, you will still be successful, but only after discouraging delays.
Pains in your Head, or dreams about accidents are warnings of difficulties ahead of you. Persevere, but be prudent, and do not take any risks.
1. The conscious mind, the intellect.
2. Fortunes and fortunate love relationships are in the ofﬁng.
3. Slang for oral sex.
4. A need for control, calm in difﬁcult or desperate circumstances (as in “to keep one’s head”).
Dreams of a head represent your thoughts, opinions, critical functions, higher wisdom, awareness, -perception, and ability to think, reason, be logical, and make sense out of situations.
If your head is down, then this represents shame, embarrassment, and inferiority.
If your head is held high, then you are feeling confident and proud.
If your head is disconnected from the body, then this reflects a lack of integration between your thoughts and feelings.
If something is over your head, then it may feel too lofty or difficult to understand.
If your head is bigger than normal, then you are feeling cocky, over confident, and having an overblown ego. See Chakra-Crown.
To see a person’s head in your dream, and it is well-shaped and prominent, you will meet persons of power and vast influence who will lend you aid in enterprises of importance.
If you dream of your own head, you are threatened with nervous or brain trouble.
To see a head severed from its trunk, and bloody, you will meet sickening disappointments, and the overthrow of your dearest hopes and anticipations.
To see yourself with two or more heads, foretells phenomenal and rapid rise in life, but the probabilities are that the rise will not be stable.
To dream that your head aches, denotes that you will be oppressed with worry.
To dream of a swollen head, you will have more good than bad in your life.
To dream of a child’s head, there will be much pleasure ill store for you and signal financial success.
To dream of the head of a beast, denotes that the nature of your desires will run on a low plane, and only material pleasures will concern you.
To wash your head, you will be sought after by prominent people for your judgment and good counsel.
The head embodies the soul and intelligence.
It is your conscious.
If your head is separated from the body and the feeling is nice, the image indicates changes in your personal situation, resulting in an increase of creative power. When the feeling that it produces is unpleasant the dream can manifest split personality. The Jungian psychoanalysis maps the head with the highest part of the subject; instead, the Freudian one assimilates it to the penis and recognizes in the beheading an analogy with castration.
If in your dream you have an oversized head it is a sign that you will receive good news. Conversely, if it is smaller and lighter it indicates servility and dishonor. To have someone else’s head foresees a change of mind; and to have it turned backward, a change of house.
Headache To suffer a headache in dreams announces mild but recurring sorrows.
Healing Usually, they are positive dreams. They indicate that, after passing hardship, things are back to normal. The person who is healing you will have a special significance, because with her help she demonstrates her unconditional support.
A feeling of comfort will soon pervade the dreamer’s life.
The significance of a dream featuring the head must be determined by corre- lating its details, but as a general guide:
A living head (your own or someone else’s) is an excel- lent omen for all that deeply concerns you.
A disembodied head pre- dicts a new situation in which you will have to use your head rather than lose it!
A small, narrow, or pointed head indicates more work and less profit than expected, whereas a very large, wide, or round head means the reverse.
A swollen head is a warning against overconfi- dence.
To dream of yourself (or another) having more than one head signifies a sudden gratifying rise in status.
A dream of suffering pains in the head or head- ache is telling you to keep your private affairs to yourself.
T o see yourself (or any- one else) with the head of an animal is a warning against overemphasis on material or sensual plea- sures. Remember that an ounce of restraint can fre- quently prevent a pound of regret.
Strangely enough, in a dream half a head is better than a whole one as it fore- casts achievement beyond your ambition.
An accident or blow to the head suggests tension and/or overwork; try to take it easy for a time or have a change of scenery if possible.
If your dream involved beheading, see Behead.
You are intellectualizing too much. Used humorously, means get out of your head. See Face, Body.
To see a head in your dream signifies wisdom, intellect and logic; it may also represent your accomplishments. That the head stands for the themes of decision making, intellect and thought is fairly obvious, given the huge number of idioms for head and face; if we think of an idiom such as ‘to lose one’s head’ or ‘to lose face’, it is fairly clear what dreams of headless or faceless bodies might mean. Dreams may also use the image of a head to show that you are in two minds about something, or in the process of changing your mind. For example, if you change your head in your dream, this indicates a change of attitude, being uncertain about something, or even being two-faced.