Did a hatchet or an axe make an appearance in your dream? Understanding what the dream symbol means is crucial. Dreaming of an axe can usually provide you with significant insight concerning your relationships, career, and all other aspects of your life.


Axe is a tool that people usually use for cutting heavy items applying blunt force or for chopping woods. If we’ll look at history, various kinds of battle axes exist, which have been used specifically as a weapon. Meanwhile, a hatchet is a type of axe but smaller in size. It is often used for splitting wood into firewood.

Man has been using an axe as far back as the Paleolithic ages. In fact, it is said to be one of the very first tools that man has invented.

A dream about an axe usually represents chopping or cutting something in your waking life. Carefully think about the events that happened in your physical life lately. Have you been “axed” in your job or a relationship? Perhaps you were the one who cut something or someone of your life recently?

Normally, we look at an axe as a symbol of cutting all connections and ties with a person or situation. Hence, an axe symbolizes finality, which means repairing or putting back together that thing that is chopped using an axe is often unlikely. 

Furthermore, if you are on your way to quitting alcohol or other addictive substance or stopping a problematic habit, such as overeating or gambling, seeing an axe in your dream is not uncommon. If you are battling something like this for some time now and finally you are ready and willing to change, then it is likely that you may see an axe inn your dream. An axe as a dream symbol means that you are truly finally cutting this behavior out of your life.

Moreover, an axe may be a metaphor for a conflict in your life. It can be some personal struggles or a conflict with a certain individual. This is especially true if you use the axe in your dream as a weapon or if what you see is a kind of a battle axe. Is there something in your current waking life that you are fighting?

If someone is killed in your dream or it was you who is killing someone using an axe, it will be helpful to check out what it means to kill in a dream.

Are you chopping wood with an axe in your dream? This may suggest that are working in some area on your life right now. Pay close attention to the way you feel while chopping wood or seeing wood being chopped in your dream.

Do you find it challenging to chop the wood in your dream? If that is the case, this may mean that the progress you are making is not as fast as you would want it to be. It may also be a symbol of your frustrations regarding your own personal life.

Are relaxed in your dream and feel peaceful while you are chopping the wood or watching it being chopped by someone else? This may indicate that youu desire to go back to the basics of living a much simpler life. Likewise, it may imply that you are seeing success with something that you have been working on, either in your personal life or in your career.


Think About the Condition of the Axe or Hatchet

Is the axe or hatchet in your dream worn out and rusty or brand new and shiny? If it’s a worn-out axe, it may mean that there is something in your waking life that you are tired of.

What are you doing with the axe? 

Are you chopping wood in your dream of an axe or hatchet? If so, this may be a representation that there is something or someone in your life that you are putting on the chopping block.

How do you describe the axe? 

Think of at least five works that can best describe the axe or the actions you did while using it during your dream. Does this seem similar to anything or anyone in your waking life?

Did you have a dream about a hatchet or an axe? What do you think it means and relates to your waking life? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experience, so don’t hesitate to share them in the comment section below.

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