The fear of the animalistic. Also, “claw” implies grabbing. It can represent the dreamer’s own wild and greedy grabbing for a world that he is either “dreaming” about or is actually living. Is the animal threatening you with its claw?
However, the claw could just as easily be a “healthy” sign if you are very timid. It might, however, suggest that you need to control your greed instead of living it out.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a claw symbolize that you are feeling protective, defensive and are attempting to set boundaries. You are in touch with your animal/survival instincts, and this dream is also giving you the message to release your fears and let go of a person or situation you are holding onto.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Claw hammer; Mallet; Sledge; Stone hammer) A hammer in a dream represents the one who has the upper hand, advantage, or influence. Holding a hammer in a dream means receiving honor and great benefits.
A hammer in a dream also represents one’s helper and it could mean money for one who uses it to earn a living.
A hammer in a dream also connotes evildoing, or expressing oneself loud with clamor.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Dreaming of hammers or blunt instruments highlights the more aggressive and masculine side of our nature. There may be the feeling that their is an aspect of our personality which needs to be crushed or struck for us to be able to function properly.
2- While aggression may be necessary it may be more that the judicial application of force is appropriate.
3- The hammer also has a double- sided symbolism these are justice and vengeance.
The dreamer needs to be aware which of these apply in his own spiritual domain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
As a tool used for construction, a hammer may mention that it is time to hammer on a point or to stress an idea. As a tool used to pull out nails, a hammer may mention the need to reconstruct your plans or ideas.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Symbol: The hammer indicates trying to accomplish something by force. With more sensitivity you would have reached your goal long ago—and done so without difficulty (that is particularly true for men!).
Vision: Somebody showing you a hammer: you are absolutely correct, but are forced to defend your position. Working furiously with a hammer: you are very angry right now, but you can manage the present situation.
Depth Psychology: The hammer is a symbol of power and influence. In a man’s dream it is often a sign of thoughtless insistence on having sexual needs met.
The dream is always a warning to curb negative attitudes.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a hammer represent persistence, relentlessness and that you are using force and aggression to express yourself or to get what you want. Your desire to be understood may be causing you to hammer your point home or to hammer someone else with your questions.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The hammer is a symbol of the old forge gods such as thor and vulcan and with a head of iron is a symbol of craftsmanship and good work. When the hammer is a double-sided one known as the labrys it signifies justice and vengeance. It was used by the amazons, a race of warrior women, and has been adopted as a symbol by some gay women.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams the hammer will signify the judicial application of force rather than out-and-out aggression. Haephestos, a greek forge god, crafted beautiful artefacts for his fellow gods with the use of the hammer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of hammers or blunt instruments highlights the more aggressive and masculine side of our nature. There may be the feeling that there is an aspect of our personality that needs crafting or shaping if we are to function effectively.... Dream Meanings of Versatile