Strength; the material side of life; unbending emotions. Idioms: iron fist in velvet glove; iron curtain; man of iron; rule with rod of iron.
Denoting strength and weight, iron may appear as a symbol eliciting the development of an iron will. It denotes strength and an impenetrable force.
Strength or men, Prov. 27:17
Tiron usually symbolizes power. In a dream it can signify the part of ourselves that is capable of discipline – an iron will. However, before being tempered by fire (life’s challenges) and made into hard steel, iron requires protecting against corrosion. It is this quality of the development of protection against spiritual ‘corrosion’ (eating away) that needs to be dealt with so we can progress.
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of using a clothes iron we are attempting to make ourselves more presentable to the outside world. We may also be trying to ‘smooth things over’.
Material aspects: When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually represents our strengths and determination. It can also signify the rigidity of our emotions or beliefs. We should consider being more flexible.
Vision: If you are at a forge shaping iron: arguments, quarrels, and frustration. Seeing a piece of red hot iron: your passions are red-hot (particularly in a man’s dream). Looking at an iron gate means obstacles and difficulties ahead.
Depth Psychology: Iron is a symbol of strength and resilience, but also of your distaste for certain plans. Are you suffering because of a person’s rigid personality?
In a dream, iron represents longevity.
If one sees himself holding a piece of iron in his dream, it means wealth and strength after poverty and weakness. Ifone sees himselfeating a piece of iron in a dream, it means victory in his life.
If he eats it with bread in the dream, it means bearing difficulties in his livelihood. Discovering iron as a mineral in a dream means prosperity and strength in one’s livelihood. Forging iron in a dream means becoming competent and qualified in one’s craft.
To own iron in a dream means wealth which is accumulated with great pain. (Also see Bond’; Fetter)
Something is in need of improvement or needs to be “ironed out.” Are you being too conventional? Domesticity, as in Communion, only here, the social meaning is more or less missing; rather more like Flowerpot, Baking, Roast, and also Hen, Pillow, Porcelain, Apron.
Stability, willpower, resilience, hardness, and coldness, as in Ice. Also having “your iron in the fire,” which points to vitality and transformation (recasting, forming).
Most metals indicate difficulties when they are prominent in a dream, but the colour may be held to affect this. Silver or Gold would carry the significance of White or Yellow, whereas Iron would be similar to Black.
1. Feeling of strength, permanence.
2. Someone or something harsh, unbending or ruthless.
1- When the metal iron appears in dreams, it usually represents our strengths and determination. It can also signify the rigidity of our emotions or beliefs. We should consider being more flexible.
2- When we dream of using an clothes iron we are attempting to make ourselves more presentable to the outside world. We may also be trying to ‘smooth things over’.
3- Iron in a dream can signify the part of ourselves which requires discipline. Before being tempered by fire and made into hard steel, iron requires protecting against corrosion. It is this quality of protection against spiritual ‘corrosion’ that needs to be dealt with so we can progress.
To dream of iron, is a harsh omen of distress.
To feel an iron weight bearing you down, signifies mental perplexities and material losses.
To strike with iron, denotes selfishness and cruelty to those dependent upon you.
To dream that you manufacture iron, denotes that you will use unjust means to accumulate wealth.
To sell iron, you will have doubtful success, and your friends will not be of noble character.
To see old, rusty iron, signifies poverty and disappointment.
To dream that the price of iron goes down, you will realize that fortune is a very unsafe factor in your life.
If iron advances, you will see a gleam of hope in a dark prospectus.
To see red-hot iron in your dreams, denotes failure for you by misapplied energy.
For one to dream that he sees himself hurt with iron signifies that he shall receive some damage.
To dream that one trades with a stranger in iron, signifies to the dreamer losses and misfortune.
This is an unfortunate dream, as the color is black.
To dream of being hurt with iron signifies damage; to trade in iron with strangers, losses and misfortune (Arte- midorus). See Kipling, “Rewards and Fairies.”