Dreaming and meanings Amputation

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

This dream can be quite frightening and shows that you have or will encounter some type of loss and that it is important to take action so you can prevent it. When you dream of losing one of your own limbs (arms or legs) it means that you are worried about losing something that is important to you, and you are concerned about something not working out.

Amputation generally in dreams can signify losing something important in life, worry, loss of control and focus on getting back on track. I am going to say that this dream can be quite traumatic. The term "Amputatio" is the latin noun that means “to cut away” which is where the word amputation comes from. In ancient times many people cut off the hands of various criminals, historically, amputation was also associated with amputated the head especially in the 1600s. Dismembring a body or cutting away at limbs in dreams can be considered a nightmare, so I am sorry you have had this dream. In dreams of this kind you could see the nose, ear, genitalia, breasts, legs, fingers or toes removed. There is a general feeling of horror when this crops up in our dreams. But what does it mean for the dream psychology perspective? After reading many different books about amputation from a dream psychology perspective, it is clear that this dream indicates that you are adopting a lot of power. I am Flo please scroll down to understand more about your dream.

Put simply, this means that you are being cut off by somebody in regards to a social capacity. It seems probable that this dream is connected to your self-expression and can also suggest that you are having problems in regards to your identity and as Carl Jung stated “your archetypical symbolism” which is in real terms understanding yourself.This dream also indicates there is something that is bothering you. To have your arms amputated denotes that a relative or friend will cause you loss in the future. I am going to now go through this dream in more detail.

What does it mean to dream amputation of someone else?

To lose body parts in a dream can often signify that you have either a fear of losing something important in life or that you have recently lost something of great value. If you dream of somebody else is having parts of their body removed represent that you are not being true to yourself. I will say this that might help explain what it means to watch someone go through an amputation. We don’t get on with everybody in life, it is unlikely you are going to meet people that you like or don't and that is natural. The areas you need to deal with how you can get along with people at work or where you have to. Sometimes you just need to accept you not going to hit it off with everybody you meet.

We don’t click with everyone, accept this. Everybody’s behavior is different, some people are quite dominant and need a lot of attention and others are quite shy. Some people are very positive and others are somewhat negative it is important that we put an effort into understanding who we are so that we can believing ourselves better and interact the people that we do like the reason why I’m saying all this is because this is what the dream is all about - from a dream psychology perspective. It’s important also think about your own in emotions. To dream of someone's legs being cut off indicates that some people just drive you crazy and you dream of somebody else’s body being cut or amputated can indicate that you just want to hide away from them. If a person who is being amputated is a stranger this can indicate that you are repressing an important aspect of your life in regards to a relationship. The key to this dream is to try to approach people with respect but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get along personally.

What does it mean to dream of amputation?

Let's remember what I said above the word "Amputation" is taken from the Latin term "amputare" meaning "to cut out" this leads me to ask you what are you trying to cut out of your life? To dream an animal such as a dog or cat that had an amputation means that someone close to you will encounter some minor loss. The message: life goes by too fast, and you are trying to save five minutes. The message is about slowing down. This dream also signifies there is something that faces you and you have never encountered this before. Losing a body part is an omen that you need to take care of yourself and relationships in the future. Seeing an amputation of the genitals (cutting of vagina or penis in a dream) could mean sexual impotence.

This dream can also mean that you are neglecting some part of your life. If your leg was removed in a way that caused you suffering, then something will be removed from your life. This dream has some positive aspects, if the amputation represents the removal of a hand, it can also mean that something will be removed in your life which is no longer desired. To dream of someone with a false leg generally means that it is time to move forward is with a business matter.

What does it mean to dream of self-amputation?

An amputation in a dream can also be the omen of accident, wounds, injustice, disappointment, grief, and lack of care. To dream that a body part of yours is surgically amputated suggests that you can expect a raise sometime soon. Having to self-amputate a limb can indicate that There is a serious problem at the moment and also worried about permanent losses stop helplessness that you feel you have to self-amputate can suggest that you are feeling a lack of emotion the moment which is causing you concern stop if you have to cut off your legs and this indicates that you are being limited what you can achieve in life. 

Detailed dream interpretation

Amputation would normally happen in a hospital operating room. If this was the case in your dream, then times are going to be rocky for a short period, but everything will work out in the end. If the amputation is performed to stop the spreading of a disease, such as gangrene or a complication from a frostbite, injury, diabetes, hardening of the arteries or any other sickness that impairs blood circulation, then it is time to stop what you are doing in connection with a loved one (talk to them), and think about how they feel. To see an amputation being carried out in a war due to a loss of blood and infection in a person who has suffered severe untreatable damage to a limb denotes times of money and possible gambling.

If in your dream you are performing an amputation it means that the area of your life which will change will be your own decision. If you dream of a fitted artificial limb or prosthesis, then a situation in your life is false and deep down you know it. To dream of an amputation due to an accident suggests you need to be careful. To dream of this being caused by an animal attack means someone is in the background speaking about you. As mentioned before, amputation in the old times often occurred due to the battlefield. Many books recount the story of Lord Uxbridge, a British cavalry officer who had his leg removed in the Battle of Waterloo. To dream of amputation in war times means that you are going to have sexual urges in the future.

In your dream, you may have seen

  • An animal with amputated limbs.
  • Your leg was amputated.
  • Your hand is amputated.
  • Your arm is amputated.
  • A person with amputated body parts.
  • An accident amputation.
  • An animal attack amputation.
  • A war amputation.
  • You perform an amputation.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • During the dream, you could not take care of yourself or your relationships.
  • You demonstrated good communication with loved ones.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of amputation

Terrified. In pain. Upset. Sad. Worried. Anxious.

By Florance Saul
Oct 4, 2012