DREAM DICTIONARY - Guillotine :To understand a dream symbol try to think about it in depth. A guillotine is a means of execution so could symbolize something you have done wrong. One dreamer in our studies realised that saying something that was absolutely forbidden so the guillotine in his dream symbolised that he should not speak out. In life we must accept not just formal rules but also unwritten rules about how we should behave.
A guillotine is also a sharp cutting device and so could represent any way in which we use the word 'cut' or 'deleted'. One dream in our studies occurred when the dreamer was thinking about a tight schedule and had realised that something would have to be 'cut'. Another dream occurred when the dreamer was thinking about the budget and the need to make 'cuts'.
A guillotine is also a very sharp and dangerous implement. One dreamer had the dream and woke up as his headboard fell down. He had realised this in his sleep and sensed the danger of this - a falling headboard was like a guillotine.
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Did something fall dangerously yesterday?
- Do you need to delete something or give someone the sack?
KEY WORDS : Deleted, Cut, 'for the chop', ended.
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "Something will have to be deleted from the schedule"
- "Something is for the chop!"
- "It could have sliced my head off!"
- "It fell dangerously"
- "I simply deleted the top part"
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : A dream of a guillotine was symbolic of something happening which awoke the dreamer. His headboard fell down and acted in a similar way to the guillotine.
Example dream : A dream where Marie Antoinette gets the guillotine was linked to the dreamers thoughts about the next day - he had a very tight schedule and new someone would have to be let down. The guillotine was a symbol for someone 'getting the chop' as the dreamer had to cancel something in a very busy day to come.
Example dream : A guillotine dream linked to the dreamer trying to solve a puzzle before he went to sleep. The answer involved 'chopping' off the first letter of each word. The sentence still made sense when the first letter was deleted.
Example dream : A guillotine dream linked to the dreamer being dumped by her boyfriend. She felt rejected - he had 'given her the chop'.
Example dream : A guillotine dream linked to the dreamer having to make budget cuts. He realised that something was 'for the chop'.
Example dream : A guillotine dream linked to the dreamer he had crossed a line with someone. He had mentioned a topic which was absolutely forbidden - no one dared talk about this subject because he really did not like it. The guillotine symbolised this topic was off limits and anyone who dared mention it would be 'cut off'.
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