ANVIL DREAM MEANINGS
The anvil is an attribute of the forge gods such as thor, vulcan and hephaestos.
The symbolism is that of forging new life, creating new beginnings and so on, so signifies creativity in its rawest sense.
Psychological / emotional perspective: As an image associated with the spark of life and of initiation, the anvil was once a very potent symbol. As time progresses, other objects, more pertinent to the times in which we live, appear in dreams, but the anvil will still appear as we return to basics.
Material aspects: Depending on the dream circumstances, the anvil can represent the basic force of nature, brute force or a way of creating an initial spark. By creating a situation in our lives where we are going to be tried and tested, we are pitting ourselves against natural forces.
Gives gender – specific: In both male and female dreams the anvil can be seen as a form of resistance which allows us to use our individual creativity to fashion our lives.
Symbol: The anvil is a symbol of virtue, courage, and strength.
Vision: Somebody working on an anvil: you want to force an issue but with little hope of success. Seeing an anvil: friends are about to have a fight, or you will lose money gambling. Patiently working an object on the anvil: hard work and patience pays off in overcoming present difficulties; good work makes future gains possible.
Depth Psychology: See Hammer.
interpreted upon 5 sides: man of great importance, a usefulness, strength & Guardianship, prosperity in the labours / works.
Resistance. Toughness, also becoming passive endurance. May also point to a sadomasochism that is not expressed. Also: a romantic look back at the period when craftsmen flourished.
This is generally considered a good omen, but there should not be much noise connected with the dream.
1. If necessary, willingness to take punishment for others.
2. Need to hammer out solutions to certain things.
1- Depending on the dream circumstances, the anvil can represent the basic force of nature, brute force or a way of creating an initial spark. By creating a situation in our lives where we are going to be tried and tested, we are pitting ourselves against natural forces.
2- As an image of the spark of life and of initiation, the anvil was once a very strong symbol. That spark is now more often represented by the spark plugs in a car.
3- The anvil ties in with the Norse forge Gods.
The symbolism is that of forging new life, creating new beginnings and so on.
To see hot iron with sparks flying, is significant of a pleasing work; to the farmer, an abundant crop; favorable indeed to women. Cold, or small, favors may be expected from those in power.
The means of success is in your power, but in order to obtain it you will have to labor under difficulty.
If the anvil is broken, it foretells that you have, through your own neglect, thrown away promising opportunities that cannot be recalled.
Pleasant work and success for women.
A broken anvil signifies wasted opportunities.
To see a workman hammering hot iron on an anvil is a sign of success in the work you are doing.
If hot sparks fly at each stroke, the dream is particularly favorable.
Prosperity despite obstacles (Raphael) ; an emblem of the primal force (Bayley).