Dream Symbols

Axe or Hatchet Dream Meaning

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If you see an axe or a hatchet in your dream, it is important to understand what this symbol means. An axe in a dream can often give you valuable insight about your career, relationships, and other aspects of your life.

What Does it Mean to Dream of an Axe or Hatchet?

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An axe is a tool frequently used for chopping wood or cutting heavy items with blunt force. In history, there have also been types of battle axes that have also been used as a weapon. A hatchet is a smaller type of axe that is typically used for splitting wood into firewood.

The use of an axe by man has been traced back all the way to the Paleolithic ages – it is one of the very first tools man has created!

To dream of an axe often symbolizes cutting or chopping something in your life. Think carefully about recent events – have you been “axed” from a relationship or career? Have you cut anything out of your life lately?

We often see an axe to symbolize that we are cutting all ties and connection with something or someone. The axe is a symbol of finality: there is no putting back together or repairing what is chopped by an axe.

It is not uncommon if you are quitting an addictive substance like alcohol or stopping problem behavior like gambling or over eating to see an axe in a dream. If this is something you have been battling a long time and you are finally ready to change, then it is possible an axe may appear in your dream. The axe is a symbol that you are truly finally cutting this behavior out of your life.

An axe can also be a symbolism of conflict in your life, whether it be personal struggles or conflict with another person, especially if the axe is used as a weapon in the dream or if the type of axe you see is a battle axe. What types of things are you fighting currently?

If in the dream someone is killed or you are killing someone with an axe, it is helpful to understand the meaning of killing in a dream.

If you are chopping wood with an axe, this can mean that you are working on some aspect in your life. Pay attention to how you feel while chopping wood or seeing wood being chopped in the dream.

If it is difficult to chop the wood in the dream, it could signify that you are not making progress as quickly as you would like. It could be a symbol for frustration in your own personal life.

If in the dream you feel peaceful or relaxed while chopping the wood or watching wood being chopped by someone else, this could be a desire to live a simpler life or go “back to basics”. It could also mean you are seeing success with something you have been working on, either in your personal life or in your career.

Some tips for interpreting your dream about an axe:

Think About the Condition of the Axe or Hatchet: Is it shiny and brand new or rusty and worn out?  A worn out axe may suggest you are tired of something in your life.

What are you doing with the axe? If you are chopping wood, it may symbolize you are putting someone or something on the “chopping block” in your life.

How do you describe the axe? Use 5 words to describe the axe or the actions you did while using the axe. Does this resemble anything or anyone in your waking life?

Did you dream about an axe? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

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