You can lose your head, have a head for heights, figures, or use your head. Usually relates to your mental cleverness or intellect, your thoughts. But it is also often to do with attitudes and decision making. Apart from this it represents consciousness, awareness of self or controlling factor. In some dreams it might help to think of the idioms about the head in your particular language. For instance in English we say ‘get ahead’ meaning improve ones standing. Or head over heels, meaning crazy in love. See: Face.

The head usually links with your thoughts, opinions, your intellect, and especially your ability to make decisions. Therefore it is an indication of your intentions.

Because your eyes, ears and mouth are part of your head the turning of the head toward or away from someone or something links with this ability to make decisions, to avoid seeing or being involved in something.

The head, as with the face, can also depict your self image. This is fairly understandable from the huge number of idioms about head and face, such as ‘lose one’s head, lose face’, so one might literally dream of a headless figure. The position of the head also shows what is felt, as when we say ‘held held high’ or ‘hanging my head’. One can also be ‘in ones head’, meaning locked up in thinking and worries and so not seeing what is going on around you; or ‘out of ones head’ meaning crazy in some way.

Dreams may also use the head as an image to show how one is ‘in two minds’ about something, or is changing ones mind. This might be shown by having two heads, or changing ones head.

Dreams may also use the head as an image to show how one is ‘in two minds’ about something, or is changing ones mind. This might be shown by having two heads, or changing ones head.

Example: A big man, with several gunmen, came into the house at Woburn Walk, threatening to kill my father. I held them off by threatening the leader with the 410 shotgun held at his head. There was no definite conclusion one way or another at the end of the dream.

The dream is obviously using the idea of the head as being vital to life. It is just and idea as you cannot be killed in a dream. See What do You bring to Your Dreams?

Here is another dream showing how we do not need to be frightened of attackers.

Example: I was in bed. There was a knock at the front door. My wife answered it. I heard a scuffle and a man’s voice. He was assaulting her. My wife said in the struggle I would come, and the man laughed. I got out of bed and got my gun. I went into the room and rammed the rifle barrel in his face. My wife got clear. He said I wouldn’t have the nerve to fire the gun, still slightly mocking. I said, “Wouldn’t I!” And swung the gun like a club, smashing it on his head. He ran out into the street and I threw the broken gun after him.

Head without a body: This might mean you are not in touch with your physical and sexual needs, or it could mean you eel like a ‘nobody’.

Flames coming from the head: We all have areas of the brain that are seldom developed – you know the old story of only 10% of our brain is used. The flames show that in some way you are awakening those higher brain functions. You may at times while awake feel a tickling or tingling feeling on the top of your head, and that may be a sign of the awakening.

Idioms: above one’s head; a good head; a head start; banging ones head against brick wall; come to a head; egg head; enter one’s head; funny in the head; get it through your head; get something into one’s head; get your head together; give head; go off one’s head; head above water; head of steam; head in the clouds; head in the sand; head man/woman; head over heels; head up hold your head up high; heads will roll; lose your head; off the top of my head; over one’s head; out of my head; swollen or big head; square head; talk your head off; turn one’s head; two heads are better than one.


Useful Questions and Hints:

What am I doing with my head – turning to look at, turning away, held up, down?

Where am I ‘heading’ in my dream, and what does this indicate?

What is the drama of the dream suggesting about the head – losing it – hurt – changed – and how does that link with my waking activities or attitudes?

See Summing UpEasy Dream InterpretationBeing in ControlEdgar Cayce




-Pasha angel 2017-11-24 12:26:19

I had a dream
I was with my crush and we were looking for somewhere to be intimate…but there was no privacy so we went to the school and there was not suppose o be anyone there and we pulled on th doors of the band room it was locked but around the corner it was open but somone was there. This white man who looked like some enforcement pointed s gun at me for no reason and then pointed it up above my head behind me then lowered it to my head level and shot me in the right front side of my head I felt it go through my body to my right side I remember fighting it believing I could make myself strong but I was weaking from the blow….

    -Tony Crisp 2017-11-27 13:03:01

    Pasha – You obviously live in a place where guns are common, so have a fear of being shot. But in dreams you live in a completely different world. But whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear. So all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

    So obviously in the dream you were in the same feeling as when you were younger – you feared you would be caught having sex maybe. Your fear created the scene of you getting shot. But from there on your emotions took over. If you realised you were not killed you would have realised what dreams are – pictures of your own feelings and fears. But you cannot think with your emotions, only react. Your emotions of fear weakened you.

    See http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/lifes-little-secrets/

-GEOFFREY RODLEY 2011-11-14 1:48:48

Penny for your thoughts on this part of a recent dream :
I was walking under a Summer sun across a grassy clearing in a deep , ancient looking wood .
The path I walked was beaten grass and winded from left to right as it progressed across the sunny clearing . I noticed that on the path were placed birds nests every three yards or so . The nests had eggs that were being warmed by white doves that looked directly at me with concern . I left the path to walk in the deep grass to avoid treading on these nests .
This made me and the birds feel much better .
While I walked in the grass and meadow flowers , off the path , a huge brown duck flew up into the sky from the centre of the clearing and then landed softly on my head . I was not alarmed or fearful , rather , I felt at peace . The duck , though large , nestled on my head holding onto my hair . I remember feeling happy and very light in weight .
I remember that the large duck cried out but I heard only the sound of a bell coming from it .
I remember thinking in the dream that I had to get somewhere and that the bell was letting me know this .
A little background : I am a practicing Tibetan Buddhist of fifty eight , and at the moment life is a joy and all things are as they should be .
I would be honoured to have any thoughts on this dream , Tony . I do hope that you can find the time to comment .
Be well .
Geoff .

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