What Does It Mean To Dream About Nails?


The nails replace the claws of the beasts and in dreams symbolize our animality, our instinct for defense and aggression.

The symbolism of nails in dreams reveals:

  • violence and aggression
  • the flexibility to fight and be instinctive
  • The ability to guard and defend oneself.

All these images remind us of our inner self, how the foremost aggressive and uncontrollable aspects of our self, shown during a dream, are kept treed, in reality, through consciousness, education, and spiritual and moral values. The nails represent the way we defend ourselves from life and also the ability to attack and harm others.

Nails and their meaning

  • The nails are composed of keratin.
  • They are semi-transparent quadrangular.
  • They need a pink color thanks to the blood that’s noticeable within the dermis, but it turns yellow when it’s
  • Nails grow continuously (about a pair of centimeters per month) and also their rate of growth varies from one subject to another.
  • The speed of growth between the hands and the feet is

Dreaming nails denote how interested the dreamer is in specific topics and treats them with interest. They are an emblem of creativity, desire to try, and do something in an artistic sense .

Those who dream of nails may have a call to exertion and fatigue both mentally and physically.

To understand the dream we’ll understand its meaning, we must take into consideration the color, the length, the cleanliness and therefore the conditions within which the nails of our dream are found.

Dreaming of long nails, of course, indicates laziness on behalf of the dreamer as he doesn’t act nor compromises. Using false nails instead denotes that you simply are acting in bad faith.


  • Dreaming of nail loss: indicates fragility towards work commitments that make
  • Dreaming of biting your nails: it symbolizes that you simply are stuck in a tough situation that’s too difficult to handle and you don’t know what to try and do to solve
  • Dreaming of polishing your nails: indicates that you just are paying little attention to what you’re trying to realize.
  • Dreaming of growing nails: denotes the need to achieve someone we care about.
  • Dreaming of a broken nail: indicates that you just are attempting to flee from some responsibility or attempt to avoid some situation. For others, however, the dreamer is worried about how others perceive him; it also symbolizes that you just are unable to defend yourself from someone.
  • Dreaming of scratching your nails: indicates that you simply are attempting to resolve a controversy believing that you just do everything you can, but still, you do not have the guts to deal with it.
  • Dreaming of a diseased nail: it’s not a decent omen, it indicates the presence of some obstacle that causes anxiety and fear.
  • Dreaming of cut nails: it denotes the presence of a controversy to which we must react with caution.
  • Dreaming of Toenails: it indicates that things are stepping in the correct direction and you’ll soon reap the rewards.
  • Dreaming of dirty nails: denotes family problems or discussions on a sentimental level. It also can indicate remorse for wrongdoing.


  • Dreaming of a nail clipper: indicates that it’s time to encourage the removal of something that we’ve been carrying for too long because we’d like to grow and move on.
  • Dreaming of a nail filer: indicates that you simply must smoothen the sides of your character and your relationship with others.

Grace Thorpe

My years of experience counts to almost 10 years in my field where I have been counseling clients for the last ten years in career, business, work, relationships etc etc. I use tools like Astrology, Numerology, Tarot Cards to unlock the potential and guide people to the best outcome. I have an educational background in Pharmacy, Mathematics, Computers, Chemistry, Astrophysics but I am passionate about my work in guiding people to their destiny.

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