Dream symbol Dagger


knife, thrust, stabbing weapon, sharp double-edged blade, kill, murder

A dagger is an object similar to a knife, which is sharpened on both sides and has a sharp point. In the 2nd/3rd century after the turn of time a dagger belonged to the Roman legionary equipment and in the Middle Ages it probably served as a supplement to the knight's sword. We know from many traditions scenes in which sneaky murders were committed by a dagger - thrust from behind into the back - in contrast to other fencing weapons, which were used in the open field man against man. Julius Caesar is said to have been the victim of such an ambush. He was murdered by 23 dagger thrusts during a meeting with senators.

Whoever figuratively carries the "dagger in his garment" is secretly up to evil . Through some legends, the dagger acquired historical significance, conspiracy theories and their consequences after.

A dagger in a dream can be associated with strong fears, especially in situations where one feels threatened. On the other hand, the weapon may be used by the dreamer or another person in the dream for defense. However, the dreamer can of course use the weapon for defense as well. Various interpretations can be made, taking into account the overall context in the dream.

General dream interpretation

Generally interpreted, the dagger in a dream is a symbol of striving for power, aggressivenessand victory. It can be used for attack as well as defense. Often in the dream image dagger, if the dreamer himself uses it, hides an indication that he wants to cut off a part of himself. It could be about cutting off hidden suffering or passions.

If one is injured by a dagger in a dream, it can be a symbol of one's vulnerability. In dream interpretation, this raises the question of the extent to which openly dealing with feelings and one's vulnerability necessitates aggressive demarcation from the other, and whether it is not completely dissolved by a surrendering attitude.

If in the dream events of the dreamer occurs that the dagger is simply thrown away, then quarrels and strife in real life will soon be a thing of the past. If the dagger in the dream serves the sleeper as a defense, he can quickly settle a dispute in his favor and overpower his opponents. If the dreamer snatches the dagger from another person, this image can convey that one is reducing the hostile circle in one's life and is able to eliminate the negative influence.

One is admonished to be cautious if someone threatens him with a dagger in a dream, because such an injury may herald a sad message.

Psychological dream interpretation

On a psychological level, the dagger indicates the phallus and male sexuality . Often the appearance of a dagger is associated with aggressiveness, which, however, does not necessarily represent sexuality. In dream interpretation, a dagger dream is also used as a symbol generally to learn to deal with aggression .

In the fight and strife in theDream, however, the dagger can also stand for help and hope for support . Also, the use of the dagger in the fight against others symbolizes the unconscious rejection of one's own personality.

In women's dreams the dream image "dagger" stands for male sexual aggressiveness, which in this case is not feared but eagerly desired. Furthermore, in such dream the dreamer is expressed the desire for complete DEVOTION to a lover. Moreover, the psychological point of view suggests to the women dreaming of daggers that they are inclined to masochistic actions.

Spiritual dream interpretation

If the dagger in the dream is directed against oneself, this dream image is related to sacrifice on the spiritual level of interpretation. In ancient times, a dagger was used as an instrument for sacrificing living beings in order to honor the divine. On the other hand, the dagger also symbolizes the male sexual organ and indicates one's own weaknesses.


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