Utensils represent what you hold in your hand to express, feed, defend or build something. The scissors association with the hand can suggests letting go or cutting away the unnecessary so that you can take what you need from life. Cutting tools are used to cut through restraints or to shape something new from the old. Scissors combine the motion of grasping and letting go with the idea of cutting to symbolize ‘cutting away’ the things that bind you. Whatever you are cutting with the scissors is undergoing some type of change just as we prune away branches so new growth can occur. See also Weapons and Utensils.