An execution often suggests a violent conclusion. Its secondary meaning (completing a duty or task) has more resonance with the spiritual significance of such a dream.
Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a sense of coercion – of having to – in the idea of execution of a task.
If we tend to be driven by our emotions this will come across in dreams | violence of any sort in dreams usually signifies that something is badly out of balance, so to dream of an execution may signify that we are acting (wrongly) more from an intellectual viewpoint than from a feeling perspective. You might also like to consult the entries for guillotine, punish / punishment and violence.
To find some error in addition, shows that you will be able to overcome enemies by fortunately discerning their intention before they have executed their design.
To add figures with a machine, foretells that you will have a powerful ally who will save you from much oppression.
If you fail to read the figures, you will lose fortune by blind speculation. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Cutting yourself off or away from someone or something (see Knife). Fear of losing one’s job (e.g., “getting the axe”).
Two-headed axe (the Labrys): Duality.
A choice or situation that has two distinct edges, one of which may not be known. It can also be a symbol of feminine power.
Being executed by: Punishment or judgment for something about which you feel morally awkward or ashamed.
In ancient Israel, people used axes in divinatory rights. This may be how the phrase “see where the axe falls” originated. In this context, if the axe lands at your feet, or you take one in hand, it reveals a latent prophetic ability or, on a less lofty level, good instincts.... The Language of Dreams
End of path, road: the end of one’s life, the boundary of what one already knows or has done; end of a relationship (especially if walking with person). End of tunnel, cave, finding the way out of a difficult or depressed stage of life. End of table, queue: feeling left out, unconsidered, forgotten; putting oneself last. End of garden, room, road: can be used to show polarity or opposites, as in following. Example: ‘1 found myself alone in the garden at the far end of the house near the stables’ (MM). Here the end’ relates to being alone, as opposed to being in the house with people. Idioms: at an end, end of one’s tether, wits’ end; end of the day, be the end of; a sticky end; dead end, the deep end; end it all, end of the line; both ends meet; not the end of the world; loose ends; to no end; light at the end of the tunnel. See cul de sac. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream that you are about to be executed, and some miraculous intervention occurs, denotes that you will overthrow enemies and succeed in gaining wealth. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are the one who is being executed, this symbol indicates strong negative emotions, self-doubts, and guilt feelings.
If somebody else is being executed, it symbolizes the Other—usually characteristics or behavior that you must urgently discard. See also Death.
Psychological and mental re-orientation. Changes need to be made.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: Your opinions or assumptions are going to change (or have already).
A dream about an execution suggests revising an opinion you have had about certain events. Put your changed attitude to work.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the dreamer is the executioner in the dream it signifies a desire to eliminate or overthrow the authority of another person.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are on a gallows, denotes that you will suffer from the maliciousness of false friends.
For a young woman to dream that she sees her lover executed by this means, denotes that she will marry an unscrupulous and designing man.
If you rescue any one from the gallows, it portends desirable acquisitions.
To dream that you hang an enemy, denotes victory in all spheres.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If anyone dreams that he has eaten the flesh of a man hanged, he wall be enriched by some person, but it will be by some foul practice and some secret crime» If anyone dreams that, being about to be hanged, he was delivered, and came down to the bottom of the gibbet, that person will lose his estate and dignity.... The Complete Dream Book
A minbar in a dream also represents a blessed abode in the hereafter, and an exalted station through which God’s Name is glorified. Standing one a pulpit and delivering a poised sermon in a dream means attaining an honorable station.
If one does not qualify for such a position, then it means that he will acquire good fame.
If a ruler or a governor is forced to come down from the pulpit in a dream, it means loss of his status, or it could mean his death.
If one is seen standing on a pulpit and if he does not speak or deliver a sermon, or if what he says denotes evil in the dream, it means that he will be unjustly executed, or it could mean that God Almighty will protect him against such injustice.
The pulpit in a dream also means rulership and subduing one’s enemy. Rising on a pulpit in a dream also could mean a betrothal or proposing a marriage. Otherwise, it could mean a scandal.
If a ruler stands on a pulpit in a dream, it represents the continuity of his reign. Standingon a pulpit with one’s hands tied in a dream means carrying out an execution which is brought about by one’s own crimes.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of having hair growing on your nose hints of rare tasks that you need to execute through unresolved will power and character.
The dream of nosebleed predicts of lurking catastrophe and hazards.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dream involving plants may be a trajectory of your thoughtful and affectionate nature. In particular, indoor plants hints of life hurdles that may be inhibiting your growth potential. You are not poised to execute your daily undertakings with absolute independence. Dreaming of plants may likewise suggest a fervent wish to be closer to nature.
If you are alienated from your children, then the plants can be seen as a symbol for your estranged children.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Ancient Grecian and Egyptian, and Native American: Fate and our ties to all times and all peoples. In Greece, Arachne spun the thread of peoples lives. Egyptians had Neith, who wove the world, and the Pueblo Indians have Spider Woman, who created the world from two strands of thread (see Web).
Feeling trapped in someone’s well-executed snare.
Creating connections that help you to finish a goal. Note that the line of networking here may not be direct, even as the spider’s web may take unexpected turns.... The Language of Dreams