Dream meaning of beheading

Dreaming of something so bloody and macabre is not uncommon in dream interpretation. In most cases these dreams usually appear when the dreamer has seen movies or documentaries that deal with past times or related to terror.

Another trigger for dreaming about beheadings can be having studied or even the simple fact of having had a conversation about the subject, directly or indirectly. When these are the reasons for the dream there is nothing to worry about but it is still possible that some element of the dream has a meaning.

On the contrary, if you have not been in contact with anything related to beheadings, it is possible that this dream holds an important message in your subconscious.

Generally, these messages are usually warnings that your mind sends you to make you see something that you are omitting in real life.

What does it mean to dream of beheadings?

To dream of decapitations, generally, is related to the head and the actions that are generated there day by day: the storage of knowledge and intelligence.

In addition, it constitutes one of the main engines of your body so this dream seeks to interest you in nourishing your brain with useful information or at least that you distract yourself in a healthy way, perhaps a hobby or reading that is not too heavy.

Dreaming of beheading

What does it mean to dream of beheading

If in your dream it was you who executed the action of beheading a person, this means that you are about to betray someone who is very close to you or perhaps you have already done it.

This person is someone very important to you, so it is vital that you take care of them before they leave you permanently.

You may or may not have done this with the motive of hurting them, but you knew the consequences and the disappointment that person would feel for you.

If you want to make amends with that person, a sincere apology and genuine regret is necessary.

To dream of seeing a beheading

To see or witness a beheading in your dream is a symbol that you will be able to achieve your goals in the future.

Maybe you remember the person who was beheaded or maybe not, the important thing about this dream is not the person in question what really matters is that the translation of this dream is success, you will be able to overcome negative comments, envy, obstacles and bad intentions of people who want to see you fall.

Do not be afraid for a second, you possess the necessary potential for it and you are capable of achieving everything you set your mind to.

To dream of decapitation and death

When you see your own death by decapitation not only causes you great discomfort because of the unpleasant image you just witnessed, but possibly you get a surprise that will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth and it is very likely that you are responsible for this by not knowing the possible negative consequences.

Although this is a negative dream, it can help you to be a more cautious person in the future and control your impulses.

Ritual decapitation arose from the discovery in prehistoric times that the head is the receptacle of the spirit. The preservation of heads, as practised by certain primitive peoples, holds the same significance as the separate burial of that part of the body.
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The Dream Encyclopedia

A dream of being beheaded may indicate traumatic memories about bad judgments and wrong decisions made by the dreamer.

The head symbolizes the intellect, so beheading can also represent alienation from feelings or from one’s own body. 

The Dream Encyclopedia

Dreams of being beheaded are not usually omens of death or even of punishment, although they may indicate anxiety about punishment.
Because of the complexity of symbolism associated with the head, decapitation can have a wide variety of different meanings, from losing touch with one’s emotions (a split between the mind and the body) to losing control (as in the expression “losing one’s head”).
As with all dream symbols, the feeling, tone, and setting of the dream indicate which interpretation is appropriate.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

Dreaming of your own beheading indicates that you never get to implement the ideas that come to your mind. This dream shows that you do not act too consistently due to your tendency of getting carried away by the first impulse.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

Another dream of contrary. Your success is assured if you dreamed of being beheaded; if the beheading involved others, success is still predicted but only after discouraging delays.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

To see someone decapitated in your dream symbolizes a loss of good sense. Are you using your head, or being careless and thoughtless? Decapitation dreams, when graphic and gory, can also represent the fear of losing control. Are you thinking with other parts of your body?

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