In dreams the whip represents hurtful remarks or angry feelings or sexuality that has as its base a desire to hurt, or desire to control through threats or pain. Also scorn, hatred, pride, feeling of being superior. Also sexual aggressiveness; the conflict between sexual desire and dislike, which resolves itself in whipping, that is, sexual enjoyment and hurting the person at the same time, but it often shows how you turn such feelings against yourself by feeling them as true or believing them. Or it can symbolise guilt and horror of sex, yet desire for it.

Being whipped: A sense that you are the victim of hurtful remarks aimed at you by someone who wishes to hurt you or demoralise you. Someone has taken the role of mastering you by their actions or worlds. Also sometimes a way someone tries to keep you under their control.

Whipping others: Feeling that you are trying to hurt your victims; but the nature of dreams is such that it is yourself you are hurting, trying to control of demoralising. For all the images, people, animals, places we see in our dreams, are simply your own feelings, fears, hopes and wonder projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind as images. A trick dreams often play on us is to use the image or person of someone else to represent you. This happens because we often do not want to see the truth about ourselves the dream portrays.

Idioms: Whip hand; whipping boy; whip in; whip into.

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