This small object has an interesting symbolism in human dreams, because it can mean both the positive processes of creation as well as suffering.
The detailed meaning of the dream:
- If the dreamer uses nails to build or connect something into one, then the dream promises creative time in their lives, the successful shaping of the future. A dream about hammering a nail may also relate to the attempt to repair some relations.
- Rusty nails indicate that the failure in business awaits you.
- Trading nails reflects the low paid and exhausting work. It is worth considering the work for your current employer, whether it is the peak of your abilities.
- Pulling a nail symbolizes indecisiveness, or change of heart.
- Straightening the nail may suggest that you are too frugal and petty.
- All the nightmares, in which the nail causes you pain (e.g. a nail piercing the hand) should be considered in the category of warning against danger, suffering and emotional problems.
- The nail is a phallic symbol, so it can represent the penis. Following this path, sometimes dreams of hammering the nail symbolize sexual intercourse.
- The nail may appear in a dream in the context of such sayings as "to drive the final nail into somebody’s coffin". These motifs will mean that soon you may hurt a person.