In sacred architecture the chisel is the active, masculine principle in relationship with the passive and feminine. In spiritual terms, therefore, the chisel signifies activity as opposed to waiting. Our intellectual need to succeed may put us in a position of trying to break through a barrier in order to complete a favourite project. The meaning of a chisel in a dream would depend on whether or not you are a craftsman in waking life. In such a case it will depict pride in achievement and specialist knowledge. If you have no such skill it will depend on other symbolism in the dream, but will probably indicate the need to use some force in a situation recognizable to you ? literally to chip away at the structure. In modern times the use of tools is not so gender specific as it used to be so in both men and women?s dreams using a chisel suggests properly applied energy.