Hurtful remarks; angry feelings, sexuality which has as its base a desire to hurt; desire to control through threats or pain. Idioms: whip hand; whipping boy.
A curse, stubbornness, Prov. 26:3
A display of superiority; revealed to prevent persecution
A whip suggests corrective punishment and self-flagellation. We need to consider whether such behaviour is appropriate as we progress spiritually.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Because the whip or lash is an instrument of punishment we need to be aware that in trying to force things to happen in waking life, we may also be creating problems for ourselves.
Material aspects: The whip is an instrument of torture.
For it to appear indicates we have either the need to control others, or to be controlled by them. We may be trying to control by using pain – either physical or emotional.
Vision: Seeing a whip or being whipped: your masochistic tendencies have no oudet.
A woman dreaming about a whip: she would like to subjugate herself sexually and intellectually to her partner. Wielding a whip: you have secret, aggressive tendencies that other people hate or find repulsive. Listening to the sound of a whip: you wiH go far in life.
Depth Psychology: Whippings may point to an aberrant personality that needs professional attention, particularly if the dream appears frequently.
A whip by itself is a sign of aggression, hate, contempt, as well as arrogance. Examine honestly if you are the perpetrator or the victim right now.
To use a whip or see a whip being used indicates that you have a short temper and sharp tongue that can hurt others more than you realize.
Subjugation; the power of aggression. Masochistic tendencies that are lived out. Or, you are doing damage to yourself, and the dream is pointing that out. You need to find your Self.
To see a whip in your dream symbolizes punishment, abuse and unhappiness.
If you dream of being whipped, you may have experienced an an abusive situation, or it’s possible that you are doing damage to yourself through reckless and self-destructive behaviors.
If you dream of whipping someone else, you have the courage to attain great success, despite any opposition you may face.
An affectionate message. Good tidings will come shortly.
1. One needs to have more control over one’s life.
2. One needs to exercise better control over someone else’s life.
Dreams of a whip signify that you are exposing, venting and releasing the punishment, judgment and criticism of your inner critic that is disapproving of your actions and choices. This dream is revealing how your inner critic uses pain in a vane attempt to positively motivate your behavior. See Wasp and Sting.
To dream of a whip, signifies unhappy dissensions and unfortunate and formidable friendships.
To dream of whipping an animal denotes sorrow to you; to dream of being whipped augurs scandal (Gypsy). A symbol of martyrdom.
If being used to tame an animal, this dream speaks of bringing your less evolved, more instinctual, characteristics under control.
Quick adjustments that gain approval or help move something ahead (e.g., “whipping it into shape”).
Possibly reflective of a dominatrix fantasy, depending on the other dream components.
Subordination, punishment, or abuse. Is this directed toward you from others, or vice versa? Are you directing such negativity toward yourself?
Generative force. In some ancient cultures, people whipped trees to ensure abundant harvests.