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Metal

To see metal in your dream signifies strength and character. It may also symbolize the inhumane side of society. Consider the exact type and shape of metal and what you are doing with it. In particular, if the metal is solid, then it represents your libido and sexual desire.

To dream of things made of metal represents something about you or your life that you are confident about being strong. Confidence and security. Strength of character.

Negatively, metal reflects dangerous behavior or bad intentions that are extremely difficult to change.

Consider the type and size of the metal object for additional meaning.


Metal Detector

To see or use a metal detector in your dream indicates that you are in search of your inner strength or are trying to connect with your subconscious. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are looking for that hidden talent and potential within yourself. You want to recapture something that you have lost, but once valued or cherished.

To dream of a metal detector for security represents a wish to prevent embarrassing interruptions or alternative choices. Carefully insuring that a situation will safely remain the way you want it to. Careful screening of undesirable intentions. Making others prove to you that they can be trusted completely.

Alternatively, you may feel like you need to be perfectly compliant or safe for someone else. Proving to someone else that you have nothing to hide or can be completely trusted.

To dream of a handheld metal detector for the ground represents a concerted effort to discover something in your waking life that may have been overlooked. Carefully screening for hidden information, ideas, or potential danger that may not be obvious. Efforts being made to find something that nobody else cares about.


Staircase

To see a staircase in your dream symbolizes change and transformation.

To dream of an incomplete staircase or that there are steps missing from the staircase implies that you are trying to move on to the next phase or stage without accomplishing all the necessary steps. You are trying to take shortcuts.


Iron (Metal)

To dream of iron metal represents strength, endurance, and willpower. Steadfastness, resilience, hardness. Standing firm or standing strong. Easily withstanding pain, pressure, or hardship. An unwavering stance. Negative emotions, harsh words, or bad situations rolling off you as though they didn't matter.

Alternatively, iron may reflect feelings of being stronger than someone else.


Stairway

In a dream, stairways represent the vehicle of rising in station, advancement in worldly gains, seeking the blessings of the hereafter, and the rising of one’s station in the hereafter. A stairway in a dream also could represent the days of one’s life and their term. If one sees a staircase which he recognizes in the dream, it could represent the servant of a house, its owner, or its accountant. If a sick person sees himself climbing an unknown staircase which is leading him to the upper room from where he can see paradise in the dream, it means that he may die from his illness and reach what he saw. If obstacles hinder his way or impede his climb in the dream, it means that he is detained, and the immediate blessings of such a gift will be veiled to him. Descending a staircase in a dream means arriving from a journey, resigning from one’s job, impeachment, or it could represent a pedestrian. If one’s descent leads him to his family, house, or farmland in the dream, it means money. If what he reaches at the end of the staircase is unknown, and if one meets people, or souls he does not recognize in the dream, it also denotes what we have earlier explained. If during one’s climb or descent he falls into a well, or if a giant bird grabs him and flies away with him, or if a beast devours him, or if he steps into a boat that sails away as he steps into it, or if he takes a step to find himself riding an animal, or a vehicle of some type, the staircase then represents the stages of one’s life and what he encountered during the journey of his life, all replayed or screened before his eyes at the point of descending into his grave, or as a book one reads after his death. If he does wake up and finds himself healthy and fit, it means that he will become a tyrant, an unjust person, an atheist and a reprobate. If one sees himself descending a staircase that leads him into a mosque, lush foliage, green fields, a fresh breeze of spring, or into a pond to take a ritual ablution to perform his prayers in the dream, it means that he will become a true believer, repent for his his sins and abandon his blameworthy conduct. Otherwise, if he descends upon adverse elements such as snakes, lions, steep hills, corpses, or a field of scattered remains in a dream, then it represents major trials and adversities. If the steps are made of clay in one’s dream, they indicate positive signs. However, a stairway could be regarded as unfavorable if its steps are made of backed bricks. If they are made of stones in the dream, they mean business success, along with a heart like a stone. If the staircase is made of wooden steps in the dream, it means reaching a high rank which is compounded with hypocrisy. If they are made of gold in the dream, then they mean achieving success and gaining authority. If they are made of silver in the dream, they represent one’s entourage and attendants. Climbing a staircase in a dream also means sharpening one’s intellect and awareness. In a dream, a stairway is also interpreted to mean leading a life of ascetic detachment and devotion. Coming near a staircase in a dream also means attaining success and a growing piety. Each step represents a different station. Climbing a staircase in a dream also represents the dangers one may have to cross. Seeing a staircase with five steps in a dream represents the five time prayers, or the pulpit where the Imam stands to deliver his Friday sermon. That is why some interpreters qualify the staircase in one’s dream as glad tidings, good news, prayers, charity, alms giving, fasting, or a pilgrimage. God knows best.


Armor

To dream that you are wearing an armor symbolizes your defense mechanisms. You have developed a way of shielding yourself from things that may hurt you. Alternatively, it means that you are feeling invincible and superior.

To see armor in your dream indicates insecurity. You are worried about your well being.

To dream of armor represents emotional or psychological defense mechanisms. You or someone else that is resistant to change or different views. A reflection of the personality choosing to protect itself at all times from pain or anxiety. Believing in yourself at all costs.

Positively, wearing armor symbolizes being mentally or emotionally immune to certain negative thoughts, emotions, or situations. You have the emotional resources required to deal with problems and stay in a positive mindset.

Negatively, armor in a dream may reflect a strong ego. Total arrogance that thinks it's better than other people and will fight to keep feeling good thinking that. Resistance to change at all costs. Believing in yourself to the point of hurting or insulting others. Bad habits that are very difficult to give up or your ego.

If you find yourself trying to kill someone wearing armor it symbolizes your attempt to control or get rid of a difficult aspect of your personality. There may be an emotional need or strong motivation to continue thinking in certain ways that may be an obstacle to progress. The ego may be too strong.

If a creepy or evil person in a dream wore armor it may symbolize a fear or a negative thinking pattern that is protected by your inability to overcome other emotions or the ego.

Example: A man dreamed of chasing someone in armor who he wanted to kill. In waking life he was in therapy and having difficulty coming to terms with his ego by thinking that he was smarter than other people. The person who wanted to kill that was wearing armor reflected how difficult it was for him to overcome his own ego.

Example 2: A man dreamed of wearing gold armor. In waking life he believed that he was in the middle of a spiritual war with demons that required him to be a perfect moral Christian for God. The gold armor in this case may have reflected his confident feelings about being spiritually defensive.

An armor in a dream means protection and defence. It also means fasting. If weapons are mixed with the armor or shield in one’s dream, it means that one’s enemies cannot reach him or cause harm to him. If one sees his armor laying down at his reach in his shop or place of business while dealing with his customers in a dream, it means that such a merchant is untruthful and he uses claims of honesty as a shield.

When you dream of yourself wearing an armor, it means that you are protecting yourself from circumstances that could hurt you. This dream is a good sign, because you know how to avoid any negativity.


Iron

To see iron metal in your dream symbolizes harshness, anger, aggression, ruthlessness, and conflict. On a positive note, it may signify strength, endurance, and willpower.

To see red, hot iron in your dream represents action. Perhaps the dream is telling you to "strike while the iron is hot". You need to take advantage of certain opportunities while it is still available.

To see old, rusty iron in your dream signifies poverty and disappointment.

In a dream, iron represents longevity. If one sees himself holding a piece of iron in his dream, it means wealth and strength after poverty and weakness. If one sees himself eating a piece of iron in a dream, it means victory in his life. If he eats it with bread in the dream, it means bearing difficulties in his livelihood. Discovering iron as a mineral in a dream means prosperity and strength in one’s livelihood. Forging iron in a dream means becoming competent and qualified in one’s craft. To own iron in a dream means wealth which is accumulated with great pain.

Dreaming of iron, is a harsh omen of distress. To feel an iron weight bearing you down, signifies mental perplexities and material losses. To strike with iron, denotes selfishness and cruelty to those dependent upon you. Dreaming that you manufacture iron, denotes that you will use unjust means to accumulate wealth. To sell iron, you will have doubtful success, and your friends will not be of noble character. To see old, rusty iron, signifies poverty and disappointment. Dreaming that the price of iron goes down, you will realize that fortune is a very unsafe factor in your life. If iron advances, you will see a gleam of hope in a dark prospectus. To see red-hot iron in your dreams, denotes failure for you by misapplied energy.


Steel

To see steel in your dream symbolizes toughness, willpower, determination and strength. The dream may also be a pun on stealing.

To dream of steel represents behavior or situations that feel permanently reliable. Something that doesn't cancel ever. You or someone else that never fails or gives in. A situation you feel you can totally trust or rely on.

Example: A man dreamed of standing on a steel airplane as it flew. In waking life his new business finally took off, but he wasn't confident about it lasting even though it never seemed to stop growing. The steel airplane reflect the business "taking off" and never failing.

Example 2: A man dreamed of being in a steel industrial park. In waking life he was taking experimental drugs in the presence of very experienced doctors for long periods of time. The steel industrial park reflected his feelings about being in a constant mindset of experimentation work that he trusted.


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