Dream meaning » head

To see a persons head in your dream, and it is well-shaped and prominent, you will meet persons of power and vast influence who will lend you aid in enterprises of importance.

If you dream of your own head, you are threatened with nervous or brain trouble.

To see a head severed from its trunk, and bloody, you will meet sickening disappointments, and the overthrow of your dearest hopes and anticipations.

To see yourself with two or more heads, foretells phenomenal and rapid rise in life, but the probabilities are that the rise will not be stable.

To dream that your head aches, denotes that you will be oppressed with worry.

To dream of a swollen head, you will have more good than bad in your life.

To dream of a childs head, there will be much pleasure ill store for you and signal financial success.

To dream of the head of a beast, denotes that the nature of your desires will run on a low plane, and only material pleasures will concern you.

To wash your head, you will be sought after by prominent people for your judgment and good counsel.


To dream that you have a headache suggests that you are heading in the wrong direction. You are ignoring your intellect and rational thinking. You need to utilize your mind and not let your emotions get out of control.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You’re focusing on accomplishments, self-image, and your perception of the world. You’re using your head to solve problems. You need to approach something head-on. A headache means you’re headed in the wrong direction.
Emotional Emotional
You are too hotheaded, headstrong, or have lost your head about something. You are repressing your common sense and rational thinking, refusing to see the truth, allowing your emotions to be out of control.
Spiritual Spiritual
You’re focusing on knowledge, understanding, intellect, logic, and conscious awareness. You need to be less heady, mental, and analytical.

In the Zohar, the ‘magic head’ stands for astral light; in mediaeval art it is a symbol for the mind and for the spiritual life, which explains the frequency with which it appeared in decorative art. On the other hand, Plato in Timaeus asserts that ‘the human head is the image of the world’. In corroboration of this, Leblant points out that the skull, the semi-spherical crown of the human body, signifies the heavens. Clearly, the head-symbol here coalesces with that of the sphere as a symbol of Oneness. It had the same significance in Egyptian hieroglyphics.

The eagle’s head has been used as a solar symbol and an emblem of the centre-point of emanation—that is, of the cosmic flame and the spiritual fire of the universe. Two, three or four heads shown in juxtaposition symbolize a corresponding intensification of a given aspect of head-symbolism.

Decapitation of corpses in prehistoric times marked Man’s discovery of the independence of the spiritual principle, residing in the head, as opposed to the vital principle represented by the body as a whole.

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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

The head symbolizes the source of all wisdom. 
Being made the “head” of an organization, or being sent to the “head of the class” denotes that one has accomplished much.

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

The head embodies the soul and intelligence.
It is your conscious.

If your head is separated from the body and the feeling is nice, the image indicates changes in your personal situation, resulting in an increase of creative power. When the feeling that it produces is unpleasant the dream can manifest split personality.

The Jungian psychoanalysis maps the head with the highest part of the subject; instead, the Freudian one assimilates it to the penis and recognizes in the beheading an analogy with castration.

If in your dream you have an oversized head it is a sign that you will receive good news. Conversely, if it is smaller and lighter it indicates servility and dishonor.

To have someone else’s head foresees a change of mind; and to have it turned backward, a change of house.

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

The significance of a dream featuring the head must be determined by correlating its details, but as a general guide:
 A living head (your own or someone else’s) is an excellent omen for all that deeply concerns you.
 A disembodied head predicts a new situation in which you will have to use your head rather than lose it!
 A small, narrow, or pointed head indicates more work and less profit than expected, whereas a very large, wide, or round head means the reverse.
 A swollen head is a warning against overconfidence.
 To dream of yourself (or another ) having more than one head signifies a sudden gratifying rise in status.
 A dream of suffering pains in the head or headache is telling you to keep your private affairs to yourself.
 To see yourself (or anyone else) with the head of an animal is a warning against overemphasis on material or sensual pleasures. Remember that an ounce of restraint can frequently prevent a pound of regret.
 Strangely enough, in a dream half a head is better than a whole one as it forecasts achievement beyond your ambition.
 An accident or blow to the head suggests tension and/or overwork; try to take it easy for a time or have a change of scenery if possible.
 If your dream involved beheading, see Behead.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

The head is where the brain is and therefore is the symbolic home to thoughts and thinking.

A dream that features a head may connect to the thoughts and ideas of the person whose head it is.

A dream that features the head in a significant way could be pointing out that you are “too much in your head” and would benefit from giving a rest to overthinking things. The head also houses the face, which relates to your persona and how you present yourself to the world. Such a dream image may be expressing ideas about how you are being perceived.

To “rip someone’s head off” is an expression that relates to great anger, so a disembodied head in a dream may be the result of unexpressed rage.

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