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Murder

To dream that you have committed a murder indicates that you are putting an end to an old habit and a former way of thinking. This could also refer to an end to an addiction. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you have some repressed aggression or rage at yourself or at someone. Note also that dreams of murder occur frequently during periods of depression.

To dream that you witness a murder indicates deep-seated anger towards somebody. Consider how the victim represents aspects of yourself that you want to destroy or eliminate.

To dream that you are murdered suggests that some important and significant relationship has been severed. You are trying to disconnect yourself from your emotions. The dream may also be about your unused talents.

To dream of committing murder represents your motivation to make absolutely sure you never think a certain way ever again. Making sure change occurs no matter the costs, how ugly a situation gets, or how dangerous it feels. Putting an end to a habit, thinking pattern, or situation for good. An intentional ending to a relationship. Showing the courage to stand up to something difficult. Bravely overcoming a powerful fear. Getting revenge on someone, feeling hatred, resisting problems that you feel are unacceptable. Guilty feelings or awareness of yourself having destroyed something or ruined someone's life.

Negatively, murdering someone in a dream may reflect situations where you are experiencing intense jealousy. Killing off someone else's happiness, success, or power. Feelings about family members you don't like seeming to purposely enjoy making you unhappy.

People who are giving up addictions or bad habits commonly dream of murder.

To dream that you are murdered represents powerful negative feelings about failure or unpleasant change you couldn't stop. Fearing scary consequences. Experiencing failure or feeling that someone likes to see you fail. Feeling that a person has purposely ruined you or tried to stop you from winning. Feeling that someone has intentionally tried to embarrass you or destroy your reputation for good. Being murdered may also reflect a problem that you may be having trouble getting over. Feeling that your addictions or cravings are too hard to resist. Fearing that someone will react badly. Feeling that someone has destroyed some area of your life. Alternatively, being murdered by represent a problem situation that cut you off or overpowered you in some way.

Dreaming about being murdered is common for people experiencing depression.

To dream of attempted murder represents you or someone else that has tried to permanently cancel or fail something. It may also reflect a failed attempt to embarrass someone. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings that someone is out to get you, but doesn't have the power or resources to carry it out. You or someone else that has risked everything to eliminate something and failed at it.

Woman who fear their abusive their abusive ex-boyfriends or ex-husbands often dream of being murdered or seeing people murdered.

Example: A young man dreamed of confidently murdering a terrible person he knew in elementary school who used to pick on him and call him a "faggot" everyday. In waking life the young man lost his virginity after being very insecure about girls.

Example 2: A woman had recurring nightmares of being murdered. In waking life she feared being severely beaten by her abusive husband.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of murdering someone. In waking life she had broke up with her boyfriend after having carefully planned it. She felt that she had to be coldhearted about the breakup to make it work.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of a murderer killing lots of people. In waking life a number of her friends had coincidentally died at the same time. The murder may have reflected her feelings about god choosing to make all her friends die.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of seeing people being murdered. In waking life she feared her abusive ex-husband showing up at her house to kill her and her new husband. This ex-husband had previously made threats to kill her.

Example 6: A former friend of O.J. Simpson confessed to the jury during his trial that Simpson had confided in him that he had dreamed of killing Nicole Simpson. In this case the dream could have reflected his guilt for the murder or his fear of facing the reality of the consequences of his actions. Alternatively, if he was not guilty the dream could have reflected his preoccupation with believing that divorcing Nicole and not being a better husband made him responsible for her death because her life would have been different allowing her to avoid being murdered.

To dream that you have murdered somebody denotes that you are going to become very bad and wretched, vicious and criminal.

To see murder committed in your dreams, foretells much sorrow arising from the misdeeds of others. Affair will assume dulness. Violent deaths will come under your notice. If you commit murder, it signifies that you are engaging in some dishonorable adventure, which will leave a stigma upon your name. Dreaming that you are murdered, foretells that enemies are secretly working to overthrow you. See Killing and kindred words.


Hiding

To dream that you are hiding suggests that you are keeping some secret or withholding some information. You may not be facing up to a situation or dealing with some issue. However, you may be getting ready to reveal something and confess before somebody finds out. In particular, to dream that you are hiding from some authority figure (police, parent, teacher...), implies feelings of guilt.

To dream that someone is hiding indicates that you are looking for a sense of security and protection.

To dream of hiding represents your fear of confronting an issue. You may have a secret or are withholding the truth. You may have anxiety about facing a problem or revealing weakness. It may also reflect guilt or a fear of repercussions.


Weapons

To see or hold a weapon in your dream indicates a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. Alternatively, the dream may indicate your hidden desire to hurt someone or something. Your dream provides a safe haven for expressing these desires. In dreams, weapons also often have sexual connotations.

See our themes section on [[weapons]].


Chemical Weapons

To dream of chemical weapons represents a wish to sterilize competition beyond recovery. An unrelenting or shocking use of your opposition's weakness against them. A wish to make someone else lose no matter what. A calculated attempt to completely "poison" the success of competition without remorse.

Fighting or conflict in your waking life that is empty, lacks any concern for negotiations, or wishes to see permanent failure without sympathy. A cold-hearted wish to forcefully eradicate competition as though they were worthless.

Chemical weapons may also reflect uncomfortable feelings knowing that someone wants to unsympathetically permanently ruin you or embarrass you. Feelings about your enemies thinking you are worthless and wanting to perfectly sabotage forever.


Hiding Place


Killing

To dream that you kill someone indicates that you are on the verge of losing your temper and self-control. Consider the person you have killed and ask yourself if you feel any rage towards her or him in your waking life. Your dream may be expressing some hidden anger. Alternatively, you may be trying to kill an aspect of yourself that is represented by the person killed. Identify the characteristics of this person and ask yourself which of these qualities you are trying to put an end to.

To dream that you have been killed suggests that your actions are disconnected from your emotions and conscience. The dream refers to drastic changes that you are trying to make. There is a characteristic that you want to get rid of or a habit that you want to end within yourself. Killing represents the killing off of the old parts and old habits. Alternatively, the dream represents feelings of being let down or betrayed by someone in your waking life. You are feeling overwhelmed, shocked and disappointed.

Killing in a dream represents a major sin. If one kills himself, or commits suicide in fear of the consequences of his sins in a dream, it means that he is offering true repentance from his sins, though committing suicide is a major sin that will lead its author to eternal sufferings in hell-fire. Killing a human being in a dream means committing an evil and an atrocious sin. On the other hand, committing an outrageous sin, or a conspicuously objectionable act in a dream may mean killing someone. If one is killed in a dream, it means longevity and that he will acquire a great wealth from the one who kills him in the dream. If one kills someone without slaughtering him in a dream, it means that the victim will benefit greatly from his assailant. Slaughtering in a dream means injustice. Killing someone in a dream also means relief from depression, grief, affliction and sorrow. Killing oneself in a dream also means recognition of the value of lost benefits. If one is murdered in a dream and did not know who killed him, it indicates his failure to fulfill his religious duties. If one recognizes his murderer in the dream, then it means triumph over one’s enemy. If one sees a victim swimming in a pool of blood that is pouring from his jugular veins in the dream, it means that the victim will suffer greatly from the defamation and slander of his assailant. If one intention- ally commits suicide in a dream, it means that he is a subversive rebel and a disobedient servant of God almighty. Confessing to a murder in a dream means gaining the upper hand. Killing in a dream also could mean that one is missing his prayers, or neglecting them. Killing one’s own son in a dream means receiving money. If one dies as a martyr in a dream, it also means profits, fulfillment of a promise, business success, or perhaps that he maybe assassi- nated, or drown, or die under a collapsed structure. If the victim in the dream is a witness in court, it means that his testimony will be accepted, or perhaps it could mean that he will enjoy abundance of blessings in his life .

Dreaming of killing a defenseless man, prognosticates sorrow and failure in affairs. If you kill one in defense, or kill a ferocious beast, it denotes victory and a rise in position.


Concealment

If one sees himself entering a house to hide in a dream, it means that he will receive condolences, or that he will beget a daughter. Concealment in a dream also means dependence on what one stands behind. If one hides behind a mountain in a dream, it means placing his trust in a revered or a religious person.


Cask

In a dream, a cask means hypocrisy or concealing evil actions.

To see one filled, denotes prosperous times and feastings. If empty, your life will be void of any joy or consolation from outward influences.


Knife

To dream that you are carrying a knife signifies anger, aggression and/or separation. There may be something in your life that you need to cut out and get rid of. Perhaps you need to cut ties or sever some relationship. Be more divisive. Alternatively, a knife refers to some sexual tension or sexual confrontation.

If the knife is dull, then it denotes that your hard work will result in little or no gain.

To dream that you are wounded by a knife is symbolic of masculine or animalistic aggression.

To see someone holding a knife in your dream suggests that you lack control or power in a situation or relationship. Alternatively, the person holding a knife in your dream may be symbolic of a dominant male figure in your waking life.

To see an electric knife in your dream indicates your power to get down to the truth of a situation quickly.

To dream of knives symbolizes emotional conflict, division, and separation. There are issues with loss or change that you are struggling with in your waking life. An emotional hurt or threat.

Alternatively, you may feel threatened by a possible loss or change.

To dream of being in a knife fight represents a struggle or competing views about loss or change. A fight over who has to make a sacrifice or take a loss first.

To dream of being stabbed with a knife represents pain, consequences, or embarrassment you are experiencing for resisting something in your life that you disagree with. It may also represent someone in your life that you feel is trying to get back at you. Experiencing a significant enemy or opposition in your life. Experiencing the consequences of people who are jealous of you or who don't want you doing something.

To dream of a bloody knife may reflect feelings of guilt or regret for hurting someone else. A fear of having to pay for what you did to someone else. Alternatively, it may reflect your feelings about dangerous conflict in your life. Fearlessly overcoming a big problem or dangerous situation.

Women often dream of being chased by a man with a knife. In waking life these dreams may be a sign that they fear being dumped or being single again. A struggle to keep the partner happy. Alternatively, it may reflect the woman's attempt to avoid aggressive sexual advances. Men usually dream of knives to reflect a conflict of opposing ideas or agendas.

To dream of a pocket knife represents confidence that you can get rid of a problem should it arise. Preparedness.

To dream of a pen knife represents hidden intentions to defend a permanent choice you've made. Positively, it may reflect preparation to stand your ground. Negatively, it may reflect a problem discussing your true feelings to others.

Example: A young girl dreamed of seeing herself stabbing herself with a knife. In waking life she was keeping a relationship with a boyfriend that her friends didn't like. Stabbing herself with a knife reflected the emotional conflict she felt with her friends being caused by choosing to keep her boyfriend and refusing to breakup with him. She felt she was hurting herself socially by keeping the boyfriend.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing a knife hovering above a baby's head. The baby said "Don't do it." In waking life she was considering getting an abortion. The hovering knife most likely reflected the potential decision to get an abortion that was on her mind.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing intruders in her home wielding sharp knives. In waking life she was pregnant and fearing the need to get a c-section.

In a dream, a knife represents the servant of the house or its sire who strives to serve and benefit his family and friends. Its sharpness represents the effectiveness of his commands, the force by which they are carried, or one’s magnanimity and distinct personality. If a woman sees herself carrying a knife, or if she gives someone a knife in a dream, it represents her love for a famous person. A pencil sharpening knife in a dream represents an author or a writer. A slaughtering knife in a dream represents a butcher, while a soldier’s knife means strength and service. If a kindergarten teacher is seen stealing a knife in a dream, it means that he is tempted by one of his children, and that he may abuse him. A table knife in a dream represents a lazy person who does not like to work and who cheats when he does go to work. Using a table knife in a dream means voidance of a project one supports. A knife in a dream also implies a proof. A knife in a dream also means acquiring strength and prosperity at the hands of a servant or an employee. Swallowing a knife in a dream means depriving one’s son from his inheritance, or stealing his money or property. If one’s wife is pregnant, then seeing a knife in a dream means that she will beget a son. If one who is going to appear in court sees himself carrying a knife in a dream, it means that he will win his case. If one is given a knife as a gift in a dream, it means that he will beget a son, or have a new brother. If one is not expecting a son or a brother, then it means that he will receive money or an inheritance. Cutting one’s hand with a knife in a dream means that one will see wonders. Sheathing a knife in a dream means getting married. If one is married, and if his wife is pregnant, then it means that she will beget a boy, unless if what she carries with her in the dream is more suited for a girl, then it means that she will give birth to a baby girl. If one needs a witness for a trial, and if he sees himself carrying a knife in a dream, it means that he will find such a witness. If the knife is sharpened in the dream, it means that one will find a true witness. If the knife is dull in the dream, it means that his witness is shabby, or that his witness may be hurt before the trial. If the knife is sheathed in the dream, it means that the witness will cowered and the court will be satisfied with one’s own testimony instead. On the other hand, a knife in a dream could mean profits, benefits from a brother, a close friend, or a servant.

Dreaming of a knife is bad for the dreamer, as it portends separation and quarrels, and losses in affairs of a business character. To see rusty knives, means dissatisfaction, and complaints of those in the home, and separation of lovers. Sharp knives and highly polished, denotes worry. Foes are ever surrounding you. Broken knives, denotes defeat whatever the pursuit, whether in love or business. Dreaming that you are wounded with a knife, foretells domestic troubles, in which disobedient children will figure largely. To the unmarried, it denotes that disgrace may follow. Dreaming that you stab another with a knife, denotes baseness of character, and you should strive to cultivate a higher sense of right.


Guns

To dream of a gun represents will power or the power to control decisions. Whoever holds the gun in a dream reflects what personality traits or situations are control your decision making. If you hold the gun in a dream it reflects your will power or interest in making a choice.

If you shoot someone with a gun it symbolizes a decision. Shooting a bad person may reflect overcoming negative thinking patterns by believing in yourself or doing the right thing. Shooting a good person may reflect surrendering to negative emotions or thinking patterns. It may also reflect choosing to be bad or immoral.

To dream of being shot with a gun represents a decision that has failed or embarrassed you. A bad choice you've made that has made a situation turn on you. It may also reflect someone else that you feel is intentionally making the decision to fail you, embarrass you, or get back at you. Feeling that someone else's decision has caused you a lot pain or loss.

Bad people with guns represent negative personality traits that control your decision making (e.g. fears, guilt, or dishonesty). It may also reflect a bad situation that you fear could get out of control. A person or situation that you feel has power or control over you. An inner bully that operating like an inner bully. Good people with guns are positive personality traits that are effecting your decisions (e.g. courage, confidence, honesty). Good judgment.

To dream of gun that doesn't work or jams up symbolizes a lack of will, courage, or power to carry out a decision. You don't have what it takes to resist a problem or make an important decision.

To dream of loading a gun represents preparation to make a decision or exact power on someone. It may also reflect you believing in yourself before confronting a problem. To see someone else loading a gun may reflect some aspect of yourself or a situation that is becoming resistant.

To dream of accidentally shooting yourself with a gun represents screwing yourself in life in some way with a significant oversight. Not being careful or responsible enough with the power your hold. To dream of shooting yourself with a gun on purpose represents self-imposed failure. Choosing to lose with a significant choice.

Example: A woman dreamed seeing someone point a gun at a man. In waking life she was having an heated debate with someone that she felt could explode with anger at her if she wasn't careful. The gun reflected the decision to explode with anger that held power over her.

Example 2: A boy dreamed of seeing men pointing a gun at him. In waking life he felt his teacher was singling him out for embarrassment.

To dream of a gun represents will power or the power to control decisions. Whoever holds the gun in a dream reflects what personality traits or situations are control your decision making. If you hold the gun in a dream it reflects your will power or interest in making a choice.

If you shoot someone with a gun it symbolizes a decision. Shooting a bad person may reflect overcoming negative thinking patterns by believing in yourself or doing the right thing. Shooting a good person may reflect surrendering to negative emotions or thinking patterns. It may also reflect choosing to be bad or immoral.

To dream of being shot with a gun represents a decision that has failed or embarassed you. A bad choice you've made that has made a situation turn on you. It may also reflect someone else that you feel is intentionally making the decision to fail you, embarass you, or get back at you. Feeling that someone else's decision has caused you a lot pain or loss.

Bad people with guns represent negative personality traits that control your decision making (e.g. fears, guilt, or dishonesty). It may also reflect a bad situation that you fear could get out of control. A person or situation that you feel has power or control over you. An inner bully that operating like an inner bully. Good people with guns are positive personality traits that are effecting your decisions (e.g. courage, confidence, honesty). Good judgment.

To dream of gun that doesn't work or jams up symbolizes a lack of will, courage, or power to carry out a decision. You don't have what it takes to resist a problem or make an important decision.

To dream of loading a gun represents preparation to make a decison or exact power on someone. It may also reflect you believing in yourself before confronting a problem. To see someone else loading a gun may reflect some aspect of yourself or a situation that is becoming resistant.

To dream of accidentally shooting yourself with a gun represents screwing yourself in life in some way with a significant oversight. Not being careful or responsible enough with the power your hold. To dream of shooting yourself with a gun on purpose represents self-imposed failure. Choosing to lose with a significant choice.

Example: A woman dreamed seeing someone point a gun at a man. In waking life she was having an heated debate with someone that she felt could explode with anger at her if she wasn't careful. The gun reflected the decision to explode with anger that held power over her.

Example 2: A boy dreamed of seeing men pointing a gun at him. In waking life he felt his teacher was singling him out for embarassment.


Slaughter

To see or slaughter an animal in your dream signifies a loss or an end to an aspect of yourself. Consider the significance of the animal being slaughtered. If you dream that a lamb is being slaughtered, then it represents a loss of innocence. If a pig is being slaughtered, then it signifies an end to your greedy or lazy nature.

In a dream, slaughter means displeasing one’s parents, or it could mean injustice. If one sees himself in a dream slaughtered, he should pray hard and seek refuge in God Almighty to help him. If one sees corpses of slaughtered people scattered around him in a dream, it means profits and achievement of his goals. Seeing slaughtered people in a dream also may mean that they have gone astray. If one sees a man or a butcher slaughtering him in a dream, it means that he will triumph over his assailant. If he is imprisoned, it means that he will be set free. If he is seized by fear, it means that he will reach safety and regain his equanimity and peacefulness. If he is a war captured prisoner, it means that he will be set free. If he is a leader, it means that his sovereignty will widen. Slaughtering someone in a dream means being unjust toward him. Slaughtering a pigeon in a dream means getting married. Cutting a piece of flesh from one’s backside in a dream means that he engages in sodomy. If one finds himself slaughtered but does not know who killed him in the dream, it means that he is an innovator, or it could mean that he will forge a testimony. Murdering one’s own father or mother in a dream means disobeying them or assaulting them and becoming damned. To slaughter a woman in a dream means adultery, or eliciting sexual intercourse with her. To slaughter a fowl or the female of any bird or animal in dream means deflowering a young girl. To slaughter a son in a dream means that such a son is ruthless and unjust toward his parents. If one kills himself in a dream, it means that he married a woman who is unlawful to him.


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