Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings
Dreams about castration can be extremely frightening and can reveal our deepest fears and desires. Dreams about castration may be related to some sort of sexual trauma, but is more likely related to intimacy issues.
Castration dreams can be related to issues with sex and intimacy with another person, or they may be associated with love and emotional issues. Either way, it is important to look at the specifics of the dream in order to decide what yours is trying to tell you.
In your dream you may have
- Been castrated.
- Witnessed a castration.
- Been unable to perform due to castration (or so you assume from your dream).
- Seen your partner castrated.
- Seen an animal castrated (neutered).
Positive changes are afoot if
- The castrated person was sexually, physically, or emotionally abusive.
- The castrated person was better able to communicate his feelings.
Detailed dream interpretation
Castration is a very difficult topic to come face-to-face with in a dream. Sexual intimacy is one of the most personal things so it can be heartbreaking and scary when that is stripped away, even momentarily in a dream. For men, castration means a severance of masculinity. While castration could distance a couple sexually, it may bring them closer emotionally because it could allow the man to get in touch with his feminine side.
If you were castrated in your dream, you may sometimes feel guilty about your physical attraction to your partner or your physical attraction to other women. Only you can be the judge of this because you are the only person who knows the level at which you focus on the physical over the emotional. If you are dating, and you notice physical aspects before you think about personality, you may feel guilty because of it. If you are in a relationship, and you feel closer during sex than during conversation, this may be the source of your guilt.
If you were simply unable to perform in your dream it may not have been related to castration. It is possible that you are just worried about the emotional connection you have or have had with your partner. You should be worried if your sex drive continues throughout your castration dream. You subconscious wanted to prove something about love and connection to you, but your dream did not follow that course.
If the person who was castrated was physically, mentally, or emotionally abusive, the dream is slightly more positive. This is one of the few cases where sexual trauma comes into play. Your subconscious wants justice for this person and is exacting justice in the most appropriate way.
If you witnessed the castration of a partner in your dream, then you are feeling ignored and neglected sometimes, either sexually or emotionally. This does not mean that your partner is abusive or that you are attracted to abusive men. It simply means that your partner sometimes puts his needs over yours. It may also mean that your partner does not connect with you very well on an emotional or spiritual level.
If you witnessed the castration of a stranger (or anyone other than yourself or your partner), you are probably feeling content in your current sexual and emotional health. You recognize bad relationships in the people around you, but you refuse to become a part of it.
If you saw an animal neutered in your dream, then you are feeling a censorship of your own animal instincts. Though you should be sure to have a healthy balance between sex and emotions in a relationship, sexual wellness should still be paid attention to. You are probably feeling repressed and desperate.
This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life
- Romantic love.
- Building a family.
- Sex and intimacy.
- Emotional or sexual trauma.
- Past events holding you back.
Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of castration
Scared. Alone. Infertile. Unloved. Unhappy. Uncertain. In control. Uncontrollable.
By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012