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 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
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
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
If a religious person sees timber in his dream, it means that he will commits a major sin such as theft, murder, or adultery, he will then be caught and put tojustice.
If anyone kindles a fire in a dream, it means that he will report someone to the authorities. Carrying firewood in a dream means exchanging harsh words, slander, rebuke or calumniation. Seeing timber in one’s house also means profits, fulfilling needs, inheritance or endowments. Ifthe timber needs cutting in the dream, it means earnings that involve great efforts, or earnings that bring about evil.
If the timber is already cut for the fireplace in the dream, it represents a person who is favored by someone in authority, or it could mean business success. Firewood in a dream also means adversities or stinginess. Wrapped firewood in a bundle means mixed profits.
If an unemployed person sees himselfcarrying a bundle of firewood in a dream, it means that he will work for a generous person. Gathering firewood in a dream means bringing medicine for a sick person. Attributing the firewood to its mother tree or distinguishing its fruit in the dream means money of a doubtful source. Offering timber to burn in a religious ceremony in a dream means nearness to one’s Lord, or it could mean offering a gift to one’s teacher, bringing a culpable before a judge, or bringing a sick person to the doctor. In this case, if the timber burns before putting it in the fire, it means that the gift was accepted, or that a guilty person will receive a just verdict. Eating timber in a dream means earning unlawful money.
A tree stump or a log in a dream means a chronic illness or paralysis.
A prepared log for the fire in a dream means profits for those who use it to earn their livelihood.
(Also see Fire; Log) 162... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is wet and cannot be lit on fire, you should be careful: your emotions could interfere with your goals to the point of ruining them.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are taking a walk through a forest, it may mean that any hardships that you have recently endured will lead to the success that you seek. The darkness and concentration of trees, plants, animals and other creatures in a forest make it a powerful symbol of the unconscious and its instincts. Jung saw dreams of fear of entering or simply being in a forest as indicative of the dreamer’s anxiety about what might be found within the unconscious. For Freud, dreaming of entering the forest is a symbol of the sexual act.
If you are lost within a thick forest, you may be in need of some direction in your waking life. See also PLACES.... The Element Encyclopedia
The dark and threatening woods may represent the dark and unexplored areas of the psyche.
The details and experiences in your life.Is the forest dark or light?Peaceful or unwelcoming?A forest generally speaks of activities, persons and things hidden and away from public eye. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are lost in the woods it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction. Also, dreaming of being lost in a big forest it is an omen of financial gain, if you are poor and lost.
If you are well off and lost, you will experience loss.
A stroll through a beautiful green forest with tall trees show that you will have a period of hardship followed by release from worry and then success in your endeavors.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you do, it is usually a sign that you are enjoying life and your sensuality.
The type of fragrance indicates how you feel about the subject or object that gives off the fragrance (there are some smells we simply can t stand).
It was not only Freud who insisted that fragrances are very effective in bringing back memories of places and people.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If they are without any defect, giving off a good odour, it means he will discharge Zakaah and his wealth will remain protected against all calamities. Also his wealth will be purified and his own condition will improved.... 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
A smell can remind us of a particular situation or person. Odour attracts, repels, relaxes or offends, and so depicts feeling responses and intuition, and may summarise what we feel about a person or situation. Frequently in dreams a smell expresses an intuition of something rotten in one’s life if the smell is bad—rotten might mean ‘bad’ emotions felt in a relationship, a hunch or feelings about something, as in the example; memories. Good smell: good feelings; non-verbalised intimations or love.
Also explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell. Idioms: on the right scent; throw someone off the scent; in bad/good odour with; odour of sanctity; smell a rat; smell of greasepaint; smells fishy; something stinks to high heaven; like stink; raise a stink; what you did stinks. See nose under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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
Depth Psychology: The saw is a sign that you are overly critical and at times too cynical. Working with a saw: you need to solve conflicts and problems on your own.
The dream might also suggest you let go of a relationship. Sometimes the saw indicates sexual desires that call for attention.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that one of your senses is heightened (extra strong), you will triumph in a difficult situation.... My Dream Interpretation
The smell could be environmental.
If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment, you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant order.
For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food she once cooked.
The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience in your dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A bad odor symbolizes aversion (“I cant stand the smell of “). Pleasant smells symbolize affection. Furthermore, the expression “having a nose for news” may play a role in this image, pointing to the fact that you can either trust your intuition (do you “smell a rat”.7) or that you should trust more.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or where the smell is coming from. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed and particular note should be taken of what it is we smell.
2- Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells which are associated with that time, e.g. baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.
3- As one’s spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognise smells from the past on a clairvovant level can be somewhat frightening. Provided this ability is recognised merely as a means of identifying a time, place or person there need be no problem and we need have no fear.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the smell is pleasing, then consider that this dream is giving you a green light to proceed with the relationship, career opportunity, or creative project you are considering.
If the smell is offensive, then consider this to me a message to stop and take a step back to sniff out what is really going on. Also, dreams of a particular fragrance or scent can reconnect you with a scentsational memory, or a nostalgic, but powerful aspect of yourself. See Nose.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If this isn’t the case, dreaming of pleasant odors such as flowers, the salt air, or good food cooking symbolizes good times ahead, usually associated with whatever is giving off the odor. See Flowers, Beach, Coffee, etc.
Dreaming of unpleasant odors is a sign that something is being kept from you - as in the old saying, “I smell a rat.”... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
For a bad smell, see “Smelly”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment, you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant odor. For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food she once cooked. The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience.
If the smell is repulsive in your dream, ask yourself what is rotten or corrupted in your life; alternatively, is your unconscious telling you that it has sniffed out danger or ’smelt a rat’?
Smells can remind you of a particular person or situation; they can also suggest good or bad feelings. For example, a pleasant smell could depict happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell could hold memories of trauma or difficulty. Smells can also act as a warning in a dream, as intuitive information is often recognized by a particular smell. You may have a good or bad reaction to the smell depending on your associations with it. Dreams involving the sense of smell may also be explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell: on the right scent, throw someone off the scent, smell a rat, smells fishy, stinks to high heaven, what you did stinks and so on.
The appearance of your nose or the nose of someone you know in your dream may be significant.
If the nose suddenly grows long, could you be telling lie after lie in the real world? If it transforms into a broken one, are you about to fall out with someone in the real world? If your nose was blocked, is there something about your waking circumstances that is getting up your nose? See also Nose entry in BODY. When you dream of smelling perfume you are often being reminded of particular memories. Smells in dreams can be evocative and you may need to recapture or reexamine a certain emotion associated with that perfume.... The Element Encyclopedia
The smell of burning wood or of autumn leaves is & forerunner of an early marriage and pleasant home ties. Perfumes are a harbinger of intrigue. Disagreeable odors of any kind indicate broken en, gagements.... The Complete Dream Book
If a woman sees herself smelling an apple during a reception in a dream, it denotes her misconduct, and that she could commit an abominable sin during that same evening.
(Also see Nose)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
On the dream plane, smells frequently engender memories of past experiences and our reactions to those experiences. Like other senses, the way we feel about each aroma is very personal, and should be interpreted accordingly.... The Language of Dreams
It is possible that the unconscious has launched a compensation mechanism in response to lack of satisfactory sexual intercourse. Although sharp and unpleasant odors are very rare, if you perceived one, it means that you are reacting to the attitudes of others.
Each scent has a specific meaning. Mothballs allude to scandal; ginger, to love affairs; jasmine, to true spiritual experience; lavender, happiness in relationships; and nutmeg, deception. In general, a bad smell means disease; and a good one, health. Perfume denotes beauty and pride. To notice a good smell emanated by someone promises new friends; but if someone detects your odor, it is indicative of lost friendships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If there is something specific that is being smelled in the dream, use that to inform your interpretation.... 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
For woods see tree. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
In the I Ching, wood means gentleness, that which penetrates, like the wind, and it is related to the first daughter.
According to Freud, wood is a symbol for femininity. However, in the Tarot, wood corresponds to the wand which—according to traditional as well as modern interpretation—is connected to masculinity. This is an example of how contradictory meanings can be in the symbolism of depth psychology. At a certain level of consciousness, the difference between masculinity and femininity loses its importance. This higher level of consciousness is mirrored in everyday life where some symbols can be seen as typically feminine as well as masculine, in accordance with the present state of consciousness of the dreamer.
Folklore: Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of wood, in the sense of timber, suggests our ability to appreciate the past and to build on what has gone before. We are capable of building a structure, which may or may not be permanent.
Dreaming of a wooden toy highlights our connection with the more natural side of ourselves.
2- When our behaviour becomes rigid or wooden, dreams will often attempt to make us aware of this and of the necessity to balance our feelings.
3- The wood is often a manifestation of the Spirit.
If it is a wild wood, the dreamer needs to show some control of his own spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Wood is a symbol of the habits, opinions, and ideas that you have been raised with; they are a part of your personality.
A dream about wood is a challenge: think critically about your traits (or they will become “petrified”). Begin now building a new life (like building new furniture from old wood). Is the wood in the dream still green or dried and knotty? Is the wood already decaying”? If it is—it is high time to start building something new!... Dreamers Dictionary
If it is a wild wood, it suggests the untamed spirit – as in nature – and we perhaps need to exercise some self-control. You might also like to consult the entries for forest and trees.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a wooden toy highlights our connection with the more natural side of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is also said that he is the financial minister of the state who is experienced, intelligent, far sighted and influential.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A bowl in a dream also represents one’s condition, state, or the management of his affairs. Licking a bowl, or licking one’s fingers after cleaning the bowl with one’s hand in a dream means consuming one’s share in this world and the nearing of one’s death.
A wooden bow1in a dream also represents a woman, a housekeeper, the workplace, or one’s shop. Ifone sees a gathering of people or scholars partaking in a sweet meal from a large wooden bowl in a dream, it represents a community project that unites people’s hearts and allows them to share their knowledge.
If one sees a group of people gathering to eat a fish or a piece of rotten meat in a dream, it means that a group of evil people are gathered to take advantage of a prostitute.
(Also see Bowl)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An alternative emblem of the drum because of its rhythmic pecking.
Among the English, Babylonians, and ancient Greeks, this bird was a weather prophet. What’s gathering on the horizon for you?
Among Native Americans, the woodpecker represents the sacred rhythms of the earth, to which you are learning to listen.
Discrimination in what one accepts as truth.
The woodpecker uses its sharp bill to carefully reach the specific foods it wants and needs.... The Language of Dreams
If the woods appear green, the change will be lucky.
If stripped of verdure, it will prove calamitous.
To see woods on fire, denotes that your plans will reach satisfactory maturity. Prosperity will beam with favor upon you.
To dream that you deal in firewood, denotes that you will win fortune by determined struggle. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the woods are dried up or dying then the opposite will prevail for you. Woods seen on an overcast day with a dark and dreary appearance augers danger for the dreamer.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the woods are dried up or dying then the opposite will prevail for you. Woods seen on an overcast day with a dark and dreary appearance warns of danger for the dreamer.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation