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This dream dictionary will help in translating the dream language. It is 'Jungian' based and focuses on the best possible applications of the dream images and actions in relationship to the emotional energies found in dreams. It references the symbolic and metaphorical value of the images/actions that are representative of the personal and universal/archetypal emotional patterns that are the subject matter in our dreams.
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The tools you see or use in your dream are about self-expression. They serve to highlight your skills and abilities. On the other hand, tools refer to some aspect of your waking life that needs to be fixed or needs your attention.


To see an anvil in your dream signifies that you hold the power and key to your own success, although you will surely have to go through some struggle and difficulty to achieve your success.

To see a broken anvil in your dream denotes that you have let promising opportunities pass you by forever.  TOP


To see an auger in your dream signifies difficulties hard work and struggles. The dream may also have sexual connotations.  TOP


To see an ax in your dream indicates that you are overly controlling. It is symbolic of destruction, hostility, and the frustrations that you are experiencing. Perhaps you "have an ax to grind" with someone. Or the dream can be a metaphor that you are ready to "bury the ax" and make amends.

To dream that you are chopping wood with an ax suggests that you need to divide your problems into smaller, more manageable sizes. Break down your problems into pieces you can handle.  Alternatively, it indicates that your strength and power have been cut down to size.    TOP


To see a compass in your dream is a way of your subconscious to show you the way. The dream may be telling you to reconsider the direction in your life and to rethink the path you are taking.

To see or use a drafting compass in your dream represents your set path. You do not like to deviate from your plans, even if it becomes monotonous. Alternatively, a drafting compass symbolizes your drive for perfection.   TOP


To see or use a crowbar in your dream suggests that you are trying to get into your subconscious even though you may not be mentally ready to confront those issues. You are forcing things out. 

To dream that you are attached with a crowbar means that someone is making you confront some issue that you are not ready to deal with.   TOP


To see or use a cleaver in your dream indicates that there is something in your life that you need to cut out and get rid of. Perhaps you are trying to break off some relationship or sever your ties with your work. Alternatively, a cleaver symbolizes anger, aggression and fear. It could also be telling you to break your problems up into smaller conquerable chunks.   TOP


To see a drill in your dream indicates that you are headed toward a new direction in life. You are opening yourself up to new experiences and insights.     TOP


To see a flashlight in your dream suggests that you are questioning certain issues about yourself. You may be trying to shed light on your deeper thoughts and/or subconscious feelings. It symbolizes sudden awareness, insight, and the ability to find your way in a situation. Alternatively, the flashlight may imply sexual activities.    TOP


To dream that you are turning a grindstone symbolizes vitality and well-directed energy which will lead to prosperity.

To dream that you are sharpening tools on a grindstone signifies that your friends will always be there to lend a helping hand.   TOP


To see a hammer in your dream signifies power, strength, virility, and masculine attitudes. It also symbolizes growth and construction. Alternatively, the dream may also be a pun on "being hammered" or intoxicated.  

To dream that you are using a hammer represents your determination and drive in pursing your goals. You will accomplish your tasks with great success. However be careful not to be too forceful. Alternatively, it suggests that you may be dealing with old demons and inner struggles.   TOP


To see a jackhammer in your dream suggests that you need to make some drastic changes in your life. Break away from your old outdated attitudes and habits.  TOP


To see or use a leveler in your dream symbolizes balance and harmony. Everything is in alignment.  The dream may also suggest that you need to look at things from a different level in order to gain a new perspective.   TOP

Measuring Tape

To see or use a measuring tape in your dream suggests that you are comparing yourself to others. The dream may be a metaphor on how you "measure up" to others. Or  you are taking certain measures in order to accomplish something. Perhaps you are experiencing some self-doubt or that you are not good enough.   TOP


To hammer nails in your dream represent your tenacity, persistence and ability to drive a hard bargain. Also consider the pun, "getting nailed" which refers to a sexual innuendo or which means getting caught with something. Alternatively, the dream may also point to another popular phrase "hitting the nail on the head", which suggests that you have fully resolved a situation.

To see nails in your dream symbolize long and hard work for little compensation and pay. It may also be analogous to some rugged or tough force.

To dream that you hurt yourself with a nail suggests that you need to be careful with what you say.   TOP


To see or use a pickaxe in your dream represents a level of sexual aggression or sexual tension.  You need to loosen up.   TOP


To see a pair of pliers in your dream suggests that you need to draw out all the details of a situation before you make a decision about it. Alternatively, the dream means that you need to rid yourself of something from your life.    TOP


To see or use a protractor in your dream implies that you are trying to look at things from someone else's angle. You want to put yourself in their place so you can better relate to what they are going through or experiencing. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun; you are looking for a time extension on something.   TOP


To see a ruler in your dream indicates your concerns about not measuring up to the standards of others. Alternatively, the dream means that you need to be careful in making a decision or judgment.    TOP


To see or use a saw in your dream indicates that you need to quit doing something. There is something in your life that you need to cut out. The dream may also be a pun on something you saw or are seeing. Alternatively, sawing may be analogous to some sexual act.

To see an electric saw in your dream signifies your ability to get down to the core of the problem. You know how to get to the point quickly.   TOP


To dream that you are using scissors denotes decisiveness and control in your waking life. You need to get rid of something in your life. It also represents your ability to cut things or people out of your life. Perhaps you are being snippy about some situation.

To see a pair of scissors in your dream indicates that your focus is being divided into too many directions.   TOP 

**See The Meaning In Action: "Scissors In The Forest"


To see a screw in your dream represents your feelings of being taken advantaged or that you are messing things up. You are overlooking the little details that keeps and holds everything together.  Alternatively, a screw may be a metaphor for having sex.   TOP


To see a screwdriver in your dream indicates the need to hold some situation or relationship together.  Consider also if  there someone in your life who is "all screwed up" or whom you would like to "put the screws on"?   TOP


To see or use a scythe in your dream suggests that you need to cut out some of the excess and needless things in your life. Perhaps you need to "cut back" on spending, smoking, eating, gambling or some other habit. Alternatively, the scythe is symbolic of death or the end of something. The dream may also be a metaphor that you are feeling "cut off" or isolated.


To see a shovel in your dream suggests that you are seeking knowledge, insight, and inner intellect.  You are on a quest for a new understanding of your true Self.  Alternatively, a shovel means that you are trying too hard in finding the truth to a problem.

To dream that a shovel is broken indicates that you are frustrated with work.   TOP


To see tacks in your dream symbolize annoyances in your life. You are becoming confrontational and quarrelsome. 

To dream that you are pushing or driving a tack represents some pressing matter. The dream may also be a pun on things that you are "tacking" onto your schedule. Perhaps, there is something that you need to remember.   TOP

Tool Belt

To see or wear a tool belt in your dream implies that you need to rethink the choices that you are making in you life. Perhaps you are headed in the wrong direction. Alternatively, the dream represents your high level of confidence. You want everybody to know about your talents and skills. You may even be a little too boastful or arrogant. Also consider the significance of the types of tools in the tool belt.   TOP


To see or carry a toolbox in your dream refers to a situation that is in need of repair or attention.    TOP


To see or use tools in your dream represent your self-expression, skills and abilities. You are using the resources that are available to you. It is also a symbol of masculinity. Perhaps you need to create and move toward a different direction. Alternatively, to see tools in your dream suggest that a situation or relationship is in need of some damage control or attention. According to the Freudian school of thought, tools are symbolic of the penis and thus tools being used refer to intercourse.

The tool in your dream may also be a pun on how you are acting like a tool or that someone who is a tool. The dream may also be telling you that you are being taken advantaged of or that you are blindly following others.    TOP


To see a trowel in your dream refers to the spreading of kindness and affection.    TOP


To see or use a wrench in your dream indicates your desire to fix a situation or relationship. You feel that it is your job  to repair and put things back in order.   TOP


To see a yardstick in your dream. symbolizes rigidity and an unyielding personality. Alternatively, a yardstick represents good judgment and acceptance.   TOP