The loss of a friend through death (Gypsy). Mediaeval emblem of death.
The butcher has spiritual connotations with the grim reaper and death. The meat cleaver can be taken to represent the scythe. As people become less accustomed to seeing a traditional butcher, such an image has not so much relevance.
The horse in a dream represents the energy at our disposal. A white horse depicts our spiritual awareness, a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of our nature. A pale horse has the same symbolism as the figure of death with this scythe. A winged […]
The scythe was an ancient symbol for harvesting – gathering in. The grim reaper – death – is always pictured as carrying a scythe.
(Death; Mowing; Sickle) In a dream, a scythe means profits, good harvest, good news, true news, or the harvest of one’s life. (Also see Scissors)
The scythe is a very old-fashioned symbol for the passage of time. Its appearance in dreams shows we are linking with very deeply held concepts and ideas. It is time to harvest our own experience and ensure that we can acquire all that we need.
The scythe is a cutting instrument, and therefore has the same significance as a knife. In dreams it usually suggests that we need to cut out non-essential actions or beliefs. We need to be fairly ruthless in order to achieve a desired end. You might also like to consult the entries for death, harvest, hourglass, […]
To dream of a scythe, foretells accidents or sickness will prevent you from attending to your affairs, or making journeys. An old or broken scythe, implies separation from friends, or failure in some business enterprise.
The scythe, like the hourglass, is often held by the figure of death and represents the ending of physical existence. We are becoming aware of the fact that the cutting off of life – or energy – may be imminent around us, although it need not be our own death.