Tools symbolize the abilities you have. They allow you to do things like chores, fix problems, and complete projects with ease but they can also represent relationships that help or hinder your success at life’s tasks. For example, a hammer might be used as retaliation against an enemy. It could signify aggression in waking life or indicate violence towards someone else.
Below are a few of the more specific tools researched and their detailed meaning within dreams. As with any tool, it is important to consider what they were being used for when dreaming about them because this can help you understand why you had your dream in the first place!
Anchor: Anchors are used to holding things, and in dreams, it most often represents a secure place where we can rest. Things may not have meaning or be of use NOW, but that meaning will come to light as the dream continues.
Crowbar: A crowbar is used to pry something open (usually locks), so when you dream about using one, then it could mean that some big changes are coming soon in your life. Consider what is being pried open. If you see yourself prying an item apart for no reason, this could signify trust issues stemming from previous experiences concerning relationships with others.
Hammer: In general, hammers are tools of hostility or forceful means. So if you dream about using them, then it could mean that there is some attitude issue with someone close to you. If you see yourself getting hit on the head with a hammer in your dream, then it could mean that acts or issues related to authority are bothering or troubling you on an emotional level in waking life.
Scissors: Scissors are commonly associated in dreams as a sign of cut ties from people or situations such as a relationship or a friendship that is too toxic for your health - on both emotional and mental levels.
Screwdriver: If you have a dream in which you are using a screwdriver, something is keeping you from getting ahead. You’re forced to go slow and steady because your emotions are influencing your decisions and causing some hesitation in the process.
Sewing Needle: A sewing needle typically means progress, so when dreaming about using one, it might symbolize actual progress being made toward something meaningful such as finding employment or reaching another such significant real-life milestone.
Tile Cutter: Dreaming about tile cutters might mean that things are not as smooth as they perhaps need to be when trying to move forward with a task in hand.
If you dream about getting or preparing a tool to do something important, but then it doesn’t work when you need it to, this dream might mean that preparations aren’t done well enough, and as a result, things don’t turn out the way they should. Tools in dreams can often represent tools of the trade, meaning whatever your main task is.
You are a tool to others if you see yourself merely holding or carrying tools. You’re carrying and holding tools while doing nothing. It reflects an issue of your being used as a mere helper whenever needed without any regard for you as another person with thoughts or feelings. Be careful about this kind of naivety because if someone else is better than you somehow, they could easily replace you at the drop of a hat should it be necessary.
You dream about cleaning your tools. It means that you want to polish and prepare all of the resources in your life before taking on a challenge. You don’t want anything messy or old messing up what is new, so make sure everything shines!
Staying organized is key to efficiency and productivity. You will get more done by being prepared for what lies ahead, but you have to organize yourself first so that your tools are always within reach when you need them.
A dream in which you lost your tools could mean that something is hindering your progress. You may be too reliant on other people, or the experience of others might have given way to complacency and lack of preparation for unforeseen obstacles. On the one hand, it’s important to not rush into things just because they are hard. Slow down to not overlook vital details such as what happens if this fails? Consider all possible outcomes before deciding to proceed with haste when caution would better serve success!
Seeing either wires or batteries in electric-powered devices means that it’s time for expert consultation - there may not be a problem we can solve on our own. Still, there are problems that experts know how to handle better than we do (especially professionals).
The tools in the dream have you looking at your problems and assessing them before making any quick judgments. Take a moment to survey, understand, then make an execution plan of attack with all the information that you’ve gathered.
The wall of tools in your dream means that you are ready to face any situation. You have the knowledge and confidence needed for survival, no matter what comes at you next.
Dreaming that you are wearing a tool belt in a dream foretells the imminent arrival of an enthusiastic and flexible team. Keep your teammates small, so that they can assist in tight spots such as attics or basements when necessary.
To have a dream about tool holders represents your decision to make changes soon. You will need to look at the skills and resources you currently possess so that you can fix whatever problems are in sight.