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The meaning of Tool in dream | Dream interpretation


Dreams in which machinery or tools feature, or in which we are using an implement, can relate to you in a number of ways. For example, you may be the bulldozer in your dream, clearing away everything before you. A plow or dredger may be referring to a problem you have in waking life.

If an engine is not starting in your dream, could this be referring to a project that is having troubles getting started? A wheelbarrow represents progress and the clearing of unwanted material, but it is a vehicle that cannot move unless you push it, hence its association with energy and action.

If the barrow is filled with household objects, it may suggest a break from the past

A crutch in your dream may refer to your partner’s support. A needle that is impossible to thread refers to a tricky situation. A pin may be a problem you are trying to pin down or understand.

If the pin falls out of its cushion, this suggests confusion. A dream of pins and needles together may relate to a sense of nervous anticipation in waking life. A hairpin may be a highly charged dream image of female sexuality, owing to its arched shape and the classic seductive symbol of taking out a hairpin to release the hair. Dreams about razors could suggest that you should get rid of some unattractive characteristic in waking life.

Nails in dreams may be symbols of persecution, punishment and suffering, due to their association with the Crucifixion. Nuts and bolts draw your attention to the practicality of a project. A hammer driving in a nail may be seen as a symbol of willpower, the forceful energy that directs the dreamer’s judgment.

According to Freudians, dreams that feature tools are more often than not linked to masculinity and male characteristics. The phallic nature of their shape is used as justification for this explanation. For example, a drill, hammer, nail or needle can all be seen as phallic symbols; in particular, a needle being threaded can be seen as representing the loss of virginity.

Jungians regard tools as implements that dig and hide and so they could be tied to elements hidden away in the unconscious of the dreamer. The action of the tool and what you are doing with the tool may provide a clue to its meaning. For example, a dream spade may suggest that something is emotionally hidden and the dream may be urging you to reopen this chapter or leave whatever is buried. A lever is used to enhance strength.

If the dream tool was a plow, the dreamer may be in the process of turning over their problems and seeing them from a new angle. Corkscrews may represent the uncorking of a new idea or plan.

If the corkscrew was difficult to use, then the new project may encounter problems. If, however, it was easy to use this suggests that the new project will be successful.

If you were using a screw, this could be referring to some creative work or a project you are planning, and your desire to give your work added security and stability.

If everything fitted and went smoothly in your dream, you are making progress in real life and your dream is reassuring you.

Everyday Situations

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

Constructive improvement; research name of tool; see “construction”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

(1) A tool may be a sexual symbol, representing the penis.

(2) Otherwise, what you are doing with it may be the significant thing.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Tool | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Tool


FOOTSTOOL

worshiping God, Ps. 99:5.

A footstool can also symbolize an enemy being subject to you, Ps. 110:1... Christian Dream Symbols

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GARDEN TOOLS

Tools for gardening relate to cultivating thfe areas of your life or your creative projects. They may suggest tha: it is time to plant seeds for a new beginning or to cultivate tow ideas into a project.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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IMPLEMENTS (TOOLS, DAMAGED)

1. One is working with tools, ideas or people that are inferior.

2. Frustration in thinking that goals will be difficult or impossible to attain. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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IMPLEMENTS (TOOLS, GOOD)

1. Belief that one has the “tools” to achieve one’s goals.

2. Challenge to create or build. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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PASSING OF ANYTHING BESIDE STOOLS

The passing of anything unusual such as blood, worms, lice, pus etc. denotes that the observer of the dream will suffer loss in his wealth and family accordingly.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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PASSING OF STOOLS

Seeing oneself passing stools means he will lose wealth equal to the extent of stools passed. Or he will conduct himself in such a manner as will cause him harm.

If so much stools are passed that it takes the from of mud, rain or floods then there is no good to be expected from such a dream. Perhaps it could mean he will be terrorized by the authorities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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PLANE (TOOL, CARPENTER’S)

1. Successful projects are underway.

2. A desire to make things work well, “smooth” out difficulties, remove obstacles. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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STOOL

A temporary seat, leaving one vulnerable, if backless... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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STOOL

Elevation, as in podium, but also unsafe seat. You need more security, support, and grounding.

Folklore: To sit on a stool is sitting in a place of honor.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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STOOL

To dream of sitting on a Stool means honour and achievement through your own merits.... Mystic Dream Book

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STOOL

To dream of a stool suggests that you don’t feel completely comfortable about speaking your mind honestly. Have more faith in yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

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STOOL

Given its usefulness (as much to sit down as to raise yourself to higher places) despite its small size, this dream announces that you will receive some help that will be very beneficial to you. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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TOAD-STOOL

A fly-by-night type venture which exploits... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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TOADSTOOL

A dream denoting sudden elevation (Gypsy). Interpretation derived from their growth of a single night... The Fabric of Dream

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TOADSTOOL

These dangerous “look alikes” in your dream are a sign that you will have to combat some active hostility to get what you want; however, persevere if you know you are right... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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TOOL BELT

If you dream of a tool belt, you may be faced with a time in your life when you need ready access to various problem-solving approaches. Tools connect with the masculine principle of doing things, and having such choices at hand is what a tool belt signifies.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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TOOLBOX

A toolbox may contain your tools or skills for work.

An empty toolbox may mean that you feel ill-equipped or unprepared for work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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TOOLS

1. Industry, productivity and skill.

2. Phallic symbols.

3. Pros­perity and security. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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TOOLS

Practical abilities we have, suggestion of things we might need to do in our life—hammer out a situation with someone, cut away old attitudes, drill through resistances to discover our real feelings, etc.; male sexuality in different as­pects. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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TOOLS

Used for and aiding work. According to Freud, all tools are symbols of the male organ.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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TOOLS

1- Tools in dreams suggest the practical tools we have at our disposal for enhancing our lifestyle.

2- Each tool will have its own significance.

A drill suggests working through emotions and fears as well as attitudes which have become hardened.

A hammer provides the energy to break down old patterns of behaviour and resistances.

A saw suggests being able to cut through all the rubbish we have accumulated in order to make something new.

3- Spiritual tools which can be symbolised in a practical way are love, compassion and charity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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TOOLS

(see Axe, Hammer, Nails)

Something that you are building or destroying. This can refer to personal characteristics, a relationship, a project, and so forth.

Abilities and knowledge that abide within, and can be effectively applied to your present circumstances.

Wisdom, discretion, and education. Having a tool and knowing how to use it correctly are two different things. Likewise, recognizing the right tool for the right job takes training and good judgment. So, what tool are you trying to apply to your life right now? Have you properly developed your skill with it?... The Language of Dreams

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TOOLS

Vision: Tools are always a symbol of manual dexterity and practical sense. Have you repaired, improved, or made something more beautiful? Do you need to “improve” something in your life? Do you have talents you didn’t know about? You know which of the above fits you! Dreaming about using tools: your work right now will turn a good profit. This dream is also a challenge to become more active in “repairing” something—including a relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary

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TOOLS

Dreams of tools signify your street smarts and coping mechanisms for life, your resources, and formula for handling challenges.

If your tools are in good shape, then you are prepared to take on your life challenges.

If your tools are broken or ineffective, this dream is telling you that it’s time to learn a whole new set of tools. Keep in mind that every challenge you face affords you a new opportunity to discover a new tool. See Shed, Hammer, Drill or Screwdriver.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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TOOLS

Spiritual tools which can be symbolized in a practical way are love, hope, compassion and charity. As tools of understanding, tarot cards, runes and other divinatory devices will appear in dreams as our knowledge increases.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TOOLS

Psychological / emotional perspective: Each tool will have its own significance in dreams a drill suggests working through emotions and fears as well as attitudes that have become hardened. Both a hammer and a mallet provide the energy to break down old patterns of behaviour and resistances.

A saw suggests being able to cut through all the rubbish we have accumulated in order to make something new.

The garden spade is another such tool.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TOOLS

Material aspects: Tools in dreams suggest the practical tools we have at our disposal for enhancing our lifestyle. Our profession or work will give ready images of tools we use and to be using tools that are not ones we normally use will highlight skills or abilities we may need to develop.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TOOLS

To see or use tools in your dream, represents your self-expression, skills and abilities. You are using the resources that are available to you. Perhaps you need to create and move toward a different direction. Alternatively, it suggests that a situation or relationship is in need of some damage control or attention. Also see “Hammer” and “Wrench”... My Dream Interpretation

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TOOLS

Necessary implements to conquer all fears and reach all goals. All tools are within you for repairing, renewing, beginning again; learning, growing and manifesting what you want. Get to work.... The Dream Books Symbols

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TOOLS

Dreams in which tools appear have clear positive meaning. These usually don’t evoke unpleasant activities. But, if you don’t like the work you are doing with tools, you should interpret the dream as an invitation to overcome your own limits.

Toothpaste This dream is positive, since it announces improvement of affective relationships. You will have to address, however, the color of the toothpaste to better clarify its meaning. (See COLOR)

Topple It represents overcoming a major obstacle you were not sure you could avoid.

Torch Carrying a lit torch indicates the protagonist’s desire to share the light, that is, her joy and vitality. However, if the torch is extinguished, the dream means that your enthusiasm level is not precisely at its prime.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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TOOLS

Tools are for fixing and building, and as such, they relate to a masculine approach to problem-solving.

If you dream of tools, there may be some obstacle or challenge in your life that requires a hands-on approach to be solved. Consider the type of tool.

A hammer indicates that a strong and definitive step should be taken.

A screwdriver may imply the need to work your way slowly into the meaning of a problem. More complex tools may relate to the need to approach a situation with a level of finesse and sophistication.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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TOOLS

Beyond the phallic connotations, tools in a dream can represent our practical abilities. Different specific tools represent different things, such as “hammering” someone or throwing a “monkey wrench” into something. Also might be alluding to the meaning of certain idioms, such as “tools of the trade.” If one works regularly with tools, then tools in a dream could just be a reflection of daily life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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