Dreams can be powerful and leave us feeling elated, confused, or scared. You are probably feeling the latter if you just woke up from a dream where you got stabbed. It is natural to feel alarmed after such dreams and to wonder what they could mean.
You have come to the right place to find out. Often these dreams are signs of conflicts, betrayal, and fear in real life. While that may make you even more worried, by reacting to the message from your subconscious mind, you might still avoid negative outcomes.
Read on to find out what it means when you dream about getting stabbed.
What Does it Mean When You Dream About Getting Stabbed?
There are many interpretations of a dream where you get stabbed. The dream’s message depends on what is going on in the waking life of the dreamer. It is also different depending on the body part you get stabbed in.
We will focus on general meanings first. Later in the article, you will find interpretations of stabbings in specific parts of the body.
1. Be Aware of Your Personal Power
A dream about getting stabbed can be a way your subconscious is directing you towards listening and using your inner power to overcome any fears you have. Even though you might not always feel like it, you have the strength to overcome any fears or obstacles in your life.
When you overcome your fears, which may relate to being hurt or judged, for example, you will be happier in both your personal and professional life.
2. You Are Facing Many Obstacles in Your Life
Unfortunately, a dream where you get stabbed, especially if you get stabbed multiple times, can be a sign of the many obstacles you are facing in your waking life. The obstacles could be in your personal life. For example, you and your partner might argue a lot. Perhaps your children have got to the age when they challenge your authority.
The obstacles could relate to your working life, too. Maybe you feel you have too many responsibilities but find it hard to say no. Whatever the obstacles in your life are, tap into that inner power. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and to say no sometimes.
3. You Struggle to Control Your Emotions
The dream could be symbolic of you finding it hard to control your emotions. Do you often get unreasonably angry or upset? If little setbacks can easily send you over the edge, then the dream could be a message that you need to learn to control your emotions.
The person who you hurt most with your uncontrollable feelings is yourself and until you are in charge, you will not find happiness. Work on finding the reason you get angry or upset so easily. The roots may be far from your past, even in early childhood. Once you find the cause and allow the healing to take place, you find more harmony in your life.
4. Someone Will Betray You
Most of us have heard about the Roman Emperor who got stabbed by his enemies, including someone he had trusted, the traitor Brutus. A dream where you are stabbed can be a sign that someone you have trusted, for example, your best friend, will betray you.
As upsetting as this interpretation is, you can minimize the negative impact of the possible betrayal. Be on your guard and be careful who to trust.
Where in your body you get stabbed can change the meaning of the dream.
5. You Get Stabbed in The Back
The most obvious dream interpretation of this dream is that someone you don’t expect will hurt you. It will most likely be a close friend or your partner. However, there is another dream meaning for it.
If you dream about getting stabbed in the back, it can be a good sign. It can mean that you are prepared to face your problems and fears. You are no longer afraid of confronting your enemies and are ready to fight your ground.
6. You Get Stabbed in The Heart
This dream is a sign that you are still hurting from a broken relationship. However, it also means that you are now finally ready to move on and you have realized that there is life after the relationship.
If that interpretation does not sound true to you, the other interpretation of this dream is that you need to take better care of your health. This is especially likely if you have not been feeling well or you have unhealthy habits such as smoking. Take the dream’s message, see a doctor, and ditch unhealthy habits.
7. You Get Stabbed in The Head
A dream where someone stabs you in the head can be a sign that you feel unable to make the decisions you want in your waking life. You may also fear that you are losing your independence.
If you are in a relationship or have friends who dominate over you and won’t let you make your own decisions, it might be a sign from your subconscious telling you to stand up for yourself. And if the people around you will not respect your decisions, it might be time to surround yourself with people who support you.
8. You Get Stabbed in The Eye
A dream where you get stabbed in the eye is often a warning. There may be someone in your life who is trying to change your behavior and tempt you into making bad choices. These choices are likely against your morals and something you will regret.
The dream is a reminder to stay true to yourself and what you believe in. Do not be tempted by whatever they may promise you and how lucrative it may sound. Your integrity is more important than any dishonest gains.
9. You Get Stabbed in The Neck
A dream where you get stabbed could be a sign that you are being too possessive and jealous of someone, most likely a partner. However, it could be a close friend, too.
The dream is a warning to you. You need to work on your jealousy and possessive behavior otherwise you risk losing the person. Your jealousy might be rooted in something that happened to you in the past. Work on those feelings and you will have a healthier and happier relationship.
10. You Get Stabbed in The Leg
Since we use our legs to move about, being stabbed in the leg in your dream can be a sign that you feel trapped in real life. The feeling of being trapped can be mental or physical.
The dream’s message is that you need to confront what makes you feel trapped. If it is another person, tell them how they make you feel, and be open and honest with them maybe for the first time. If it is your fears, meditation and mindfulness practices can help you face your fears.
11. You Get Stabbed in The Stomach
A dream of being stabbed in the abdomen with a knife can be a sign that you will have financial struggles. If you have your own business, it could mean losing customers. If you work for someone, it can mean that you get made redundant. It is best to start preparing and saving for the tougher times now.
Another meaning of this dream can be that someone close to you is jealous of your success. This jealousy might drive them to hurt you or spread malicious rumors about you. The dream is warning you to be on your guard.
Let’s finish with a few common stabbing dream scenarios.
12. You Survive The Stabbing
If you get stabbed and survive, this is a good omen. It is a sign that you are a determined and resilient person. Not much can bring you down and if it does, you get up quickly. You let nothing weigh you down.
The dream is also symbolic of your success. If you have been working hard and feeling frustrated at the lack of success so far, you shouldn’t be. This dream is a sign that you will reap the rewards of your hard work soon. You are very close to achieving your goals and living the life you always dreamed of.
13. You Get Stabbed With a Dagger
A dream where you are stabbed with a dagger is a sign of aggressiveness and an unhealthy relationship. Perhaps your partner is often aggressive towards you or accuses you of things you haven’t done.
The dream is a sign that you need to get out of that relationship as there is nothing good in it for you. But you perhaps knew what already. Have the courage to do it as you owe it to yourself.
14. You Get Stabbed With a Sword
If you get stabbed with a sword in your dream, it means that you are hiding a part of yourself, perhaps out of fear of judgment or that people will leave you. The dream is telling you to be your authentic self. Those who truly care about you will love every part and characteristic of you.
There is another meaning to this dream, too, which relates to your goals. This may be because your self-doubt or the circumstances in your life have stopped you from working on your dreams. The dream is encouraging you to get to work now. Your dreams are achievable.
Dreams, where you get stabbed can certainly feel like a bad omen and arouse many negative emotions. However, if you listen to the message, the dreams will steer you in the right direction in life and bring you happiness and success in the end.
If you have another stab dream scenario you would like to ask us about, or any questions about this type of dream, write your questions in the comments section.