Knife Dream Meaning and Interpretations

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Knife Dream Symbol – Dreaming of a knife indicates a parting of the ways. Of cutting unnecessary things out of your life. Being attacked by a knife warns there are enemies close to you. Take a closer look at those you trust. You may need to cut some trusted friends or family members from your life to protect yourself from them in the future.

A blunt knife means you resolve issues and a sharp knife means you will solve things more quickly. You may also feel a need to protect yourself more at this time. When you hold a knife in a dream, you may be trying to cut ties to a negative or toxic relationship.

knife-dreamsA woman dreaming of being stabbed can mean the pressures of life make you worry. While a man being stabbed is a sign of aggression. A sign of a loss of control. You need to learn to control your emotions. Self-mutilating with a knife warns of how any addictions can ruin your life. This can be drugs, alcohol, food, or anything else you have an addiction to. Do you have an addiction?

Dreaming of a dagger signifies sacrifices. When a dagger is pointed towards you then you may have to repay someone in way you may not like. Alternatively, a dagger can represent a personal attack. You may be angry with someone who has attacked you in reality. This is a sign your fears of deceit rise to the surface. You may have put yourself into a situation that causes you much anger. Killing or wounding someone you see as an enemy is a push to stand up to your fears.

Additional Dream Meanings

To see that you are holding a knife in your dream would suggest a symbol of aggression or anger. There could be something that you are looking to get rid of and cut out of your life. You might be in a relationship that is not working for you or you could have people in your life you need to let go. The knife in a dream can also represent some tension that you might have sexually.

If you see someone in your dream holding on to a knife it could mean that you don’t have any power in a specific situation or relationship that you might be in. This person could also represent a dominate figure that is currently present in your life.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.

3 Comments

  1. Jenna Bailey on

    My long time boyfriend had a nightmare last night he has bad dreams often,but he would only tell me part of it,he told me that I was in it and I was a being with black wings there was someone else there to but he wasnt specific he claims I cut him with a knife, thats all he said, but I tried to wake him and he wouldn’t he was kicking and making noises I knew he was dreaming

  2. Sanjib Singh on

    I had a dream of carrying a knife and accidentally it stuck a kid face which resulted a cut n blood running from it and After sometime the blood stop by itself.

  3. I need help pls had a bad dream was cut by a sharp knife by a group of boys then they started chasing me but after a good chase one then gave me a knife as well my upper hands were still bleeding

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