Dream symbol Decapitation


killing, sentenced to death, punishment, headlessness, disoriented

In earlier times, besides the gallows, beheading was considered a popular form of execution. With a sharp axe the condemned to death was beheaded by an executioner.

A decapitation in a dream represents a very drastic symbol for the dreamer and seems frightening and is gruesome. But read on for what the dream image "decapitation" really means.

General dream interpretation

In general, dream research associates the symbol of decapitation and predicts that there is a general change coming in the real waking state of the dreamer. Also, the dreamer is advised to question his perspectives and beliefs.

If the dreamer witnesses a beheading in a dream, then the killing of a human being indicates a hostile person in the real waking world, or it can also indicate a successful enforcement of a hostile regime. It can also emerge from the observed execution an indication that the dreamer will recover something lost.

If it is a good acquaintance or friend who is being decapitated, then this clearly indicates that the dreaming person in the real world has to part with someone close to them. Or over the years there has already been an estrangement from a certain person who was close to one in earlier times.

If the sleeper in the dream is himself the decapitated, then it has in no way to do with his own death, but symbolizes to the dreamer some surprises that will arrive. On the other hand, this dream image is also associated with humiliations. If conscious pain is felt at this decapitation, it also indicates to the dreamer that an illness is approaching.

If the person is assigned the role of the executioner who beheads other people, then the decisive factor for effective dream interpretation is whether blood flows in the process. If blood occurs concretely in the dream, then in a legal judgment the person concerned will get justice. However, if there is no blood in this image of the killing or if the beheaded person possibly comes to life contrary to expectations, the enemies cannot be eliminated in the awakened state.

Psychological dream interpretation

Although a decapitation seems to be a frightening image, for psychological dream interpretation this symbolizes only the sign of "headlessness". On the one hand, this can mean that the subject is either mentally on a wrong path at the moment and should be encouraged to use a clear mind, or that he is currently too rigid in his understandable concepts and is asked to follow more "headlessly" his intuition or heart.

The dreamer himself as a victim of this decapitation, represents that there are complications and difficult circumstances in professional life or even in private life. In many cases, this action in the dream illustrates that the sleeper suffers from a lack of orientation. He lacks a guideline to lead him on right paths through his life, and this dream instructs him to be more aware of his ideas in life and to be more conscious.

Spiritual dream interpretation

In spiritual dream interpretation, decapitation stands for the fact that you are somewhat lost in your spiritual orientation, wandering around disoriented and do not know which path to take accordingly. This dream symbol serves as a warning to reflect more on yourself, on your inner being and to take up the path of spiritual being again.


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