Dream symbol Whip


self-chastisement, punishment, circus, tamer, training, sadomaso

In the Middle Ages, whips were used in Europe for chastisement or punishment. However, in the United States slaves were whipped with this tool until the 19th century, even today it still finds its place in some parts of the world as a means of punishment.

Most people, however, are familiar with the whip only in connection with animals. Figuratively, we may have in mind the image of a tamer in the ring who sounds the whip with a loud crack to make a lion or tiger obey. So there are many ways to make use of a whip, but now you will learn how this corresponds to the view of dream interpretation.

General dream interpretation

The whip is a symbol in general dream interpretation that can be viewed in many ways. Mindful action is now advised without running into one's own misfortune or perhaps succumbing to illness.

On the other hand, the dream image of the whip can also represent a REASON not to immediately shower every stranger you meet with boundless confidence. The dreamer may face insult and humiliation from others.

If one hears a loud cracking whip in the dream, this promises success and luck in love according to the dream interpretation. The future also looks rosy according to the interpretation of this dream symbol and stands for a profitable, joyful life.

If one is in the role of the whip-wielder in the dream, this announces to the dreaming person the tendency to meet other people with dominance, to exploit one's own position of power or to have the feeling of being superior to them. This dream image thus also passes on the advice to the dreamer to show more prudence. You can never force everyone to dance to your tune, this will lead to rude resistance and bring negative consequences.

Psychological dream interpretation

If one dreams of being whipped oneself, from a psychological point of view this is often an indication that the person dreaming submits too much to the pressure of others in real life, or is happy to leave the initiative for active action to others.

If one is punished by a whip oneself in a dream, this indicates self-doubt on the part of the dreamer. This condition inhibits his personal development, and this is due to a lack of basic trust. Mostly it is a matter of behavior patterns, beliefs and attitudes that the person concerned has taken over from upbringing, which from today's point of view have a very detrimental effect on the dreamer. Living one's life authentically seems to be a difficult task for the person.

For feminine people who are confronted with a whip in a dream, this symbol hides a tremendous sexual aspect. Psychologically, the desire for submission is contained in it. It does not have to be related in all cases to a sado-masochistic desire to be whipped by one's partner. In general, however, the whip represents a symbol of hidden passion and sexual orientation.

Unspoken desire should be communicated with the partner and not remain only a virtual idea in the mind. In this way, imagined taboos can be cleared out of the way and, through the expression of honest words, may unexpectedly meet on a level that could please both. As the saying goes, "All is fair in war and in love".

Spiritual dream interpretation

In spiritual dream interpretation, the whip is an indication of punishment and self-flagellation.


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