According to type, i.E.
A gun shoots wounding words, a knife is cutting words; research, accordingly
(see Gun, Knife)
Using a weapon of any kind in a competent and confident manner implies aggressiveness in pursuing one’s goals. Using a weapon clumsily is a sign that the dreamer doubts his ability to attain his goals.
Being threatened by a weapon hints that the dreamer feels that everyone is against him. Whether or not that is true, and if true, what the solution is, can be deduced from other symbols in the dream. Astrological parallel: Mars Tarot parallel: The suit of swords
Vision: Dreaming about a sharp, pointed weapon: people around you are ready for a fight. Owning a weapon: you need others to respect you more and be a bit afraid of you.
A damaged weapon means your attempts to defend yourself are futile. See Cannon, Dagger, Pistol, Revolver, Rifle.
Depth Psychology: The dream usually indicates that an important emotional decision needs to made. Because the weapon is a symbol of aggression, and the desire is to solve problems by force, it also stands for aggressive, male sexuality.
(Arm) In a dream, a weapon means power and victory, or it could mean overcoming a disease. Ifone sees himselfcarrying a weapon while others around him are not armed in the dream, it means that he may become a leader in his community or field.
If one notices people admiring his weapon in a dream, it represents their jealousy and envy toward him.
If one sees himself carrying a weapon which he uses with mastery, it represents his maturity and fulfillment of his goals. However if a sick person sees himself carrying a weapon, it may mean his death, satisfying one’s religious duties, or correcting himself.
If he feels fear while carrying that weapon in the dream, it means that God Almighty will cure him from his illness.
If he is travelling, it means that he will return home safely.
If one is stripped from his weapon in a dream, it represents his weakness. Ifone adorns himselfwith a weapon in a dream, it means that he will acquire knowledge to help him overcome ignorant people, or wealth to shelter him from poverty, or it could mean victory over his enemy.
A weapon in a dream also represents medicine, or a wife who protects her husband’s chastity and shelters him against evil, or from desiring other women. (Also see Sword)
Particularly in women’s dreams, fear of sexuality. In the case of men, it is partly an expression of fear of the weapons of women. Fear of war.
A weapon in a dream also symbolizes internal poison or corrosion. According to Freud and most of depth psychology, it is a symbol of masculine sexuality, since bullets penetrate the body. Today, this dream image is less relevant, because weapons so often totally destroy the body. This expands on Freud’s interpretation, which sees it as an interesting tension between creating a body (sexuality) and destroying a body (modern weaponry).
Dreams of weapons signify the desire for protection, defense and perhaps to end old patterns, or to kill off an aspect of yourself that is no longer serving you. Also dreams of weapons represent the fight for survival, and the terror of feeling that your life is being threatened. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams, Knife and/or Gun.