Nuts were reputed to be the food of the Gods, and so spiritually enhance the psychic powers. Edible nuts, because of their shape, have significance as inner nourishment. It was thought that nuts fed the brain, thus giving wisdom. They can still have this significance in dreams. Again, because of their shape, there is a connection with masculine sexuality and fertility. To dream of nuts may suggest that we are trying to de-personalize issues to do with sexuality. To dream of a metal nut, as in nuts and bolts, is highlighting our ability to construct our lives in such a way that it will hold together. In engineering terms a nut is considered to be feminine, and the screw masculine. Because of their association with fertility and divinity these significances can surface in both men's and women's dreams as they move towards a more spiritual understanding of life.