It might surprise you, but hair is one of the very common dream symbols. They represent wisdom, health, vitality, and, according to ancient dream dictionaries, even magic and psychic abilities. Cutting, on the other hand, is a metaphor for getting rid or letting go of something.
When you put these two dream symbols together, you may already have a little idea of what it could mean. So, what does it mean when you dream of cutting your hair?
On a spiritual level, dreaming about cutting hair short represents a strong desire for change or a fresh start. As the saying goes, “the hair makes the man,” you’re probably longing for some big change or transformation or wanting to become “a different person.”
Cutting your hair short can be a bold and dramatic change, especially if you have long hair, and it may represent a desire to shake things up in your life. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck in a rut or bored with your routine, and you’re yearning for something new and exciting.
Maybe you don’t want to be seen as a bad person in the eyes of others anymore, and you want to clear your name. Maybe you want to open up more to spirituality and not rely on your life being in the hands of fate (in fact, it is in your hands.) And maybe, even such cases exist, you desire to change your identity, gender, name, or something along these lines that makes you human.
With that being said, hair has been a symbol of wisdom since ancient times. It was even believed that the longer and more voluminous the hair, the wiser the person. When you dream of cutting something that symbolizes wisdom and intelligence, it means that you lack it or that you are doing something that is not in line with it.
Maybe you’ve made bad decisions, and you’re just now realizing it, or you’re starting to see bad consequences. Or you are about to do or say something, and this dream could serve as a warning to make wise decisions and follow common sense.
Remember that when you cut your hair, it is irreversible, and it takes time for it to grow back. In dreams, it could mean that the decision you made or will make is not the right one, and it will take some time for everything to return to normal again.
Hair is one of the first things you notice when you look at someone. They are a big part of our identity and what makes us who we are. If you cut your hair short in a dream, it could indicate a problem with your identity. In other words, you either don’t feel comfortable in your own skin, or you feel like you don’t fit in.
Perhaps you really don’t feel comfortable in your own skin, like you weren’t born into the right body, or you just feel like an intruder, and all you want is to be someone else. There is definitely something about you that makes you nervous.
I would like to point out that this dream is common among all people, regardless of their gender or orientation. Every now and then, everyone goes through a crisis during which they question themselves, their faith, or their orientation. However, if it is a recurring dream, you are probably going through something deeper than just questioning yourself. And in that case, I would definitely recommend seeing a psychologist or other professional.
Other Dream Scenarios
- If you dream about cutting someone else’s hair, it could mean that the person whose hair you’re cutting is going through a significant life transition, and your subconscious is trying to make sense of it. And if not, it could have something to do with your jealousy.
- Dreaming about cutting your hair short in anger could be a sign of impatience or frustration with a particular situation or a person.
- Crying in the dream could indicate that this change is emotional and may be difficult to process. You may not be able to accept or come to terms with something.