What Does It Mean When You Dream About Knives?
Many objects and artefacts have interesting and rich symbolism, especially tools, weapons, precious items and jewelry.
Knives are just the kind of dream objects we are talking about. Knives have been used since prehistory; our ancient ancestors made the first knives from materials they came into contact with.
A knife made their lives much easier, but it also became a dangerous object that could harm others. The symbolism of knives is full of obvious and hidden messages.
Therefore, dreams about knives are many and very varied in their meanings.
In order to correctly interpret your dream about knives, you have to remember at least the most notable details of this dream. The basic details themselves are details about the knife’s appearance and its use.
Second, where was the knife? Were you using it? Was someone else using it? For what purpose?
In general, dreams about knives are disturbing, because no matter what kind of knife is talked about, it can be used for both good and bad things.
Knives are objects of a dual nature; or it may serve the purpose of various crafts and abilities or injure someone (including yourself, while handling it).
This dual nature of knives makes them dual in symbolism.
Knives are a symbolic motif with a complex set of meanings, so it is important to always put them in context, when interpreting dreams or otherwise.
In the following lines, we will do our best to present at least the most common variations of dreams presenting knives as a dominant motif.
Dreams about seeing a knife
A knife in your dream can symbolize different things. However, usually a knife as a motif in dreams represents betrayal and betrayal. If you only see a knife, it can be a good warning sign to pay more attention to what is happening around you.
See if anyone acts suspiciously, if someone you generally trust continues to avoid you, and watch for similar signs of possible betrayal, especially at your workplace or so.
A knife can also symbolize something similar, but not negative. She still represents lies and deceit, but for the greater good.
It means that you will be the one to lie to others, but not out of mere vanity or for some negative reasons. You will have to lie to someone in order to save them from harm.
Maybe they’ll find out that you lied, not knowing why you would do such a thing in the first place.
Dreams about a big knife
If a knife in your dream was big, even too big, unusual, it means that big lies are around you and are about to be told or discovered.
It is usually interpreted as a symbol of a lie coming from your side; the benevolent lie you would probably have to tell in order to spare someone you care about something bad, unnecessary, and unpleasant.
The bigger the knife, the more complex the situation you will find yourself in and the bigger the lie. This is a sign of an unpleasant situation, which is definitely going to end badly for you in a way.
That’s because the people you lied to will find out what you did, but not why.
The dream can also make you reconsider yours and tell the truth, no matter how unpleasant. This dream could serve as a useful guideline.
Dreams about a pocketknife
Dreams about a switchblade reflect your straightforward, fair and open personality. You will never let others manipulate you and you will always speak your mind, no matter if others like what you have to say or if they disagree with your opinion.
You are the kind of person who stands firm and would always defend your cause. You don’t like to compromise.
This dream should remind you of these characteristics and make you realize what is good and what is not.
Sometimes your direct attitude can seem dangerous and threatening to people; you may unintentionally hurt someone you really care about.
A pocketknife is a symbol of quick temper, haste, thoughtlessness, too. Take care of your attitude and control your temper.
Dreams about a rusty pocketknife
Dreams about rusty, damaged and ruined objects and places are usually associated with negative things, with illness, misfortune and misery.
Dreams about a rusty knife are particularly bad.
If you saw a rusty knife in a dream or, even worse, if you accidentally cut yourself on a rusty knife, it means that you will fall physically or emotionally very sick.
This dream suggests that either your physical health will be in serious danger or your emotional state will be negatively affected.
Dreams about rusty knives are omens of illness and could rarely carry positive messages.
This dream suggests that you should take better care of yourself. Take care of your health and try not to fall into despair if the illness is emotional in nature.
Dreams about a bloody knife
Dreams about a bloody knife symbolize disagreement, struggle, conflict and confrontation in general. This dream probably reflects frustration and anger you feel in reality.
However, he does suggest that you should stay out of arguments, at least until it cools down a bit.
Otherwise, someone could be seriously injured, even physically, depending on a type of disagreement.
A bloody knife always represents a confrontation. It usually means you might be the one to get really hurt, so it’s a good warning sign. A bloody knife in a dream can also mean that you are about to get hurt by someone you would never suspect.
This is a dream that symbolizes betrayal, disappointments and broken relationships. It’s not a positive dream, but it can be useful.
Dreams about holding a knife
If you dream of holding a knife yourself, it means that you have a lot of problems in your waking life that you don’t know what to do. You would love to cut them off and leave them behind.
Most likely, the problem is related to a relationship you actually have. Deep down, you feel like you want to break up this relationship, but the idea hasn’t been formed yet.
You feel it, but you doubt that feeling.
This dream is not negative, but it can be uncomfortable because it makes you reconsider important relationships you have with people. It makes you doubt what you really want from such a relationship.
Perhaps you feel that the person has changed and that he or she has become distant, even hostile towards you; you don’t want that connection anymore.
On the other hand, dreams about holding a knife reflect repressed anger and helplessness.
You are angry with someone in your environment; It can be anyone, even those closest to you. You feel helpless because you don’t know how to clear things up, especially if you’re mad at someone in your family, your partner, best friend or something.
You should stop and ask yourself what irritates you so much; maybe it’s something about you, not the people you’re angry with.
Maybe you see your negative traits and sides in these people, so you want to hurt them, while in reality, you really want to hurt yourself.
The sooner you realize this, the sooner you will feel relieved and ready to move on.
Dreams about someone holding a knife
If you dream of another person holding a knife, it means that either you feel threatened and in danger in reality or as if you are losing control over your life. You feel helpless and realize that other people are getting in the way of your decisions and actions.
The only culprit is yourself; you allowed them to do it and manipulate you.
On the other hand, this dream could mean that someone wants to stop communicating with you; someone doesn’t want you to be present in their life. You are afraid of being turned away and rejected.
However, you may wonder why anyone would want to do this in the first place.
Maybe you’ve said or done something they can’t overlook.
Dreams about finding a knife
Dreams about finding a knife are a rare type of positive dreams about knives.
This dream means that you are about to hear surprising and unexpected good news or experience something like that.
It may happen that you discover that you are incredibly good at something you never thought of.
You have skills and talents that are precious; you just have to recognize and make use of them.