What are amputation dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like amputate, cut off, excise, etc.
Amputation in dreams is a uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.8% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 100 dreams.
What are the major highlights of amputation dreams?
Amputation is an interconnected dream symbol. Having amputation in a dream changes the dream more than most other dream symbols.
Dreams of amputation are aggressive
Amputation dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all amputation have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having amputation in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include ammunition, feet, being tied up, servants, weapons, back doors, weasels, magnifying glasses, deformation, and cults.
Dreams with amputation might be a nightmare
Dreams of amputation are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain amputation might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with amputation are not nightmares. But, dreams of amputation are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include uncategorized, bones, hostages, faces, cursing, legs, parasites in body, closets, emotions, and broken glass.
What symbols more present in dreams of amputation?
Amputation dreams are notable because they have substantially more decapitation, serial killers, Cameroon, cutting, wrist, knives, aggressive interactions, surgery, losing a body part, bones, elbows, fingers, blood, castration, destruction, hands, maggots, torturing, hostages, verbs, Kenya, genitals, obeying, penises, body parts, testicles, deformation, calves, doctors, knees, things, pigs, Nepal, metal, chefs, noses, legs, ankles, prostitutes, body changes, horrors, talismans, dismissals, scars, arms, being tied up, dead bodies, cannibals, numb, magnifying glasses, heads, ears, raccoons, burying, feet, borders, beggars, stabbing, panthers, and cameras than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of amputation?
Amputation dreams are notable because they have substantially less boyfriends, paralysis, amazed, the morning, depression, recurring dreams, owls, pilots, rabbits, tornados, end of the word, lucid dreams, crushes, events, health events, deserts, sleep paralysis, romantic partners, seeing a dead relative, spaceships, children, giving birth, service workers, swimming, relationship events, artists, aunts, cousins, love, walmart, dating, dragons, sadness, frogs, sex, and infidelity than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of amputation affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of amputation
Who is in amputation dreams?
Overall, dreams with amputation are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of amputation are less related to fantastic beings, less related to distant people, and less related to family.
What are the emotions in amputation dreams?
Overall, dreams with amputation are aren't really related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of amputation are more related to pain than dreams in general. They are less related to sadness, less related to confusion, and less related to hatred.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in amputation dreams?
Overall, dreams with amputation are less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of amputation are less related to human places, less related to transportation, and less related to natural places.
What happens in amputation dreams?
Overall, dreams with amputation are much more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of amputation are much more related to aggressive interactions than dreams in general. They are less related to friendly interactions, less related to sex, and less related to disasters.
How do amputation in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with amputation are less related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of amputation are more related to nightmares and more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to lucid dreams, less related to recurring dreams, and less related to sleep paralysis.
How can you make sense of amputation in dreams?
Amputation dreams are uncommon. Among other things amputation dreams are positively interconnected, aggressive, and nightmare.
Do you think this is true for your dream of amputation? How might your dream of amputation be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience amputation in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about amputation in dreams. See how you feel about amputation now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of amputation?
Amputation suggests that you have harmed yourself, or been harmed, in a lasting or permanent way. Something happened, or is going to happen, that will cause serious and sudden loss. The loss can relate to your external life—a relationship, job, or opportunity—or it can relate to your inner life and aspects of yourself such as ability and skill, especially when manual dexterity is involved. For example, a pianist with arthritis can dream about it as having fingers amputated.
When body parts are amputated, it’s a sacrifice for the greater good, and that association can be stretched to connect with situations such as sacrificing a vacation to make more money.
Amputation can mean cutting off something that needs to go. Time for something to end. For example, if someone is financially draining you, you could dream about amputating a hand, because the hand is what reaches for your wallet or purse. It means you want to cut off financial support.
Or if you impulsively come to the rescue of people you know and don’t want to do it anymore, then you might dream about cutting off your feet or legs because they’re parts of the body associated with coming to someone’s rescue.
Amputating a leg can mean you feel as if you have no room to maneuver or legs to stand on. It can mean you do something that hinders your ability to move forward in your life. Or you had to cancel travel plans.
Dreaming about amputating your ring finger can mean it’s time to end a relationship or break with someone close to you, such as a sibling.
Amputation can symbolize trying to prevent yourself from doing something that you know is harmful. For example, if your sex drive gets you into trouble, then you could dream about amputating your genitals.
Then again, amputating your penis can symbolize loss of power, authority, or virility.
As with all dream symbolism, the meaning of amputation is defined by the context, your feelings, and especially your reaction.
For example, in a dream about scheduling a leg amputation, the dreamer reacts nonchalantly, considering the importance of a leg. The dream exposes the dreamer’s feelings about what the leg represents: his progress toward getting a college degree. Amputating the leg symbolizes dropping an important class. His reaction shows he is willing to make that sacrifice—perhaps too willing.
In a dream about being forced to amputate a hand, the dreamer’s reaction is much different. She is horrified. In the next scene she turns to her father for help. Amputating her hand symbolizes her inability to make her own decisions, and turning to her dad for help symbolizes her dependence on him to make decisions for her. She knows deep inside that she’s sacrificing her independence.
The particular body part amputated defines the symbolism. Look up the body part in this dream dictionary to get ideas. Here are a few suggestions:
Breast: Been cheated on. Menopause. Loss of desirability. Inability to nurture. Fear of disease.
Ear: Don’t want to hear something. Not listening. Hearing problems. Ignoring the obvious. Overhearing something you aren’t supposed to hear. Secrets.
Eye: Failing to notice something. Lack of vision for life. Vision problems. Sacrificing your identity or harming your reputation, a wordplay for “I.”
Face: Loss of personal identity. Self-image issues. Damage to reputation. Self-abnegation.
Feet: Making excuses. Shaky personal foundation. Unwillingness to do something.
Finger: Loss of feeling. Lacking “touch” or sensitivity. Clumsiness. Avoiding blame or notice (fingerprint). Can’t put your finger on something.
Hand: Difficulty making decisions or taking action. Theft. Inability to “grasp” a situation or concept. A weak hold, such as when a relationship is slipping away. Losing touch with reality.
Head: “Losing your head.” Not thinking clearly. Chaotic thoughts. Acting rashly. A message isn’t getting through.
Heart: Loss of a close relationship. Falling out of love. Sacrificing your emotional health. “Heartless.”
Nose: Failure to follow instincts. Needlessly overreacting in a way that’s self-destructive (cut off your nose to spite your face). Public disgrace. Nosiness gets you into trouble.
Penis: Frustration with sex life. Loss of virility or authority. Low emphasis on sex.
Toes: Loss of balance or poise. Overlooking minor details.
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of amputation
Read some real dream reports of amputation dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
PHYSICAL HARM FROM A DREAM???
i had a dream about three days ago -
in the dream i willingly joined a cult - not out of the ordinary for someone like me - however, the cult eventually told me that i had only been accepted because i would make a great sacrifice.
again- i, for some reason— see absolutely nothing wrong with this.
moving forward i was injected with large hallow needles that severed and ‘sucked up’ my veins.
the first needle went into my upper thigh - it hurt of course.
when i woke up later that morning - my thigh hurt really bad where I had been punctured.
*WEARING LEGGINGS - THEY HAVE NO HOLES OR TEARS IN THEM - I WOKE UP WITH SEEMINGLY NOTHING WRONG OTHER THAN PAIN IN MY LEG*
after pulling down my leggings i found a large hole that was still bleeding.
what the actual fuck.
i can’t think of something I would have done this to myself with - if you want pictures just ask.
any answers would be awesome
i had a dream about three days ago -
in the dream i willingly joined a cult - not out of the ordinary for someone like me - however, the cult eventually told...
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A creepy dream I had that had me feeling paranoid all day.
The beginning of the dream was confusing, and though it may sound sexual, it was not at all, but it involved accidentally downloading a virus while looking at porn. A pornstar and a guy trying to sell a kayak came to my house and talked to me while I was in the shower. Then my mom came in my room and saw these two random people, and then she left, as well as those two people. That part of the dream isn’t what creeped me out.
The next part seemed to be part of the same dream, but it felt like someone had flipped the switch from a nonsensical dream about nothing in particular, to a more dark and foreboding dream.
I got out of the shower and the people from the previous part were gone. I hadn’t totally forgotten they were there, but I had stopped thinking about whatever confusing situation had happened.
I walked into my room and the lights were off. I went to turn them on but they had been cut. I tried my lamps and they had been cut off too. None of my lights would turn on. There were also single things missing, as well as things that those two people seemed to have left. A single one of my shoes was missing. But one of the people had also left behind some tanning lotion.
Now that part of the dream still contained elements from the last part, but it transitions into the final part. So my lights have been cut and things are missing. This next part is what left me feeling paranoid.
I go into another room and my family is in there. They tell me that someone was just murdered very close to our house. I look out the window and see two short clowns riding small bikes down our street in the night, honking their horns. That was the end. Really creeped me out. Interpretations?
The beginning of the dream was confusing, and though it may sound sexual, it was not at all, but it involved accidentally downloading a virus while looking at...
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Can someone hwlp interpret my dream?
Im a 19 year old boy, i work at a sandwich show part time while i do college. The evenijg before fallijg asleep and having this dream i was cutting onions with my stepmother for dinner. When i was dreaming, i was cutting onions with her, but i cut off three fingers. They became stubs, and by the time i got to the ER, th y grew back.
Im a 19 year old boy, i work at a sandwich show part time while i do college. The evenijg before fallijg asleep and having this dream i was cutting onions with...
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I was Baphomet?
I dreamt that a buddy and I were exploring an abandoned house in the woods. We came across a small painting depicting a bearded man striking the baphomet pose while wearing a crown, behind him was a 5×12 grid of flesh canvases, each canvas has a black crescent moon painted on it. We both looked away and when we looked at it again the canvases has changed from moons to human faces, eyes, screaming mouths and severed ears. For some reason I came to the conclusion that the bearded man was me, even though he looked nothing like me.
I dreamt that a buddy and I were exploring an abandoned house in the woods. We came across a small painting depicting a bearded man striking the baphomet pose...
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What does it mean to dream of getting back with my first love while in the process of marrying the man I am with now?
I was with my first love for 7 years, we were basically kids. We stopped dating 3 years ago and I met the man I am with now 2 years ago. The man I am with now just purposed to me and wants to marry me.. I still talk to my ex from time to time just to see how hes doing and we cut off the conversation but he always keeps in touch. Last night I had a dream that me and my fiance moved into a big huge penthouse and my ex showed up to my window with a letter and I took the letter and my fiance kicked him out. I began to read the letter and I couldnt fully read it because I was hiding in my closet so nobody can see me, but most of it was a letter he wrote to me asking for forgiveness and how he regrets what happend to us and truly is in love with me. The dream then jumps forward to me and my fiance in this new house still and its such a luxury home and thats not the life we live right now. In this dream the new penthouse still made me unhappy. I was overall unhappy with the house and everything my fiance was buying for me. I had the biggest closet in this dream with all the expensive name brands and I was still unhappy. The dream jumps forward again and my ex comes back and I let him in the house while my fiance is sleeping because I wanted to know what the heck he wanted.. then I woke up
I was with my first love for 7 years, we were basically kids. We stopped dating 3 years ago and I met the man I am with now 2 years ago. The man I am with now...
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