Hands dream meanings

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

We express ourselves with our hands, and the ability to read body language is a valuable source of information. Likewise, in the dream state the hands may reveal information about emotions, intentions and overt behaviors.

For example, if in you dream you see clenched fists, you may have much repressed anger. At times, extended hands indicates that you need and you may be willing to develop close friendships. If the hands in your dream are stroking, you may be feeling sexy.

In your dream you may have

  • Seen your own hands.
  • Seen somebody else’s hands.
  • Shaken hands with someone.
  • Had a pain in your hands.
  • Noticed a scar on your hands.
  • Been handed an object.
  • Seen a child’s hands.
  • Seen a woman's hands.
  • Seen the right or left hand.
  • Noticed the hands were clean or dirty.
  • Seen clasped or folded hands.
  • Warmed up your hands.
  • Seen big or small hands.
  • Used your hands for an activity such as eating.
  • Seen many hands.
  • Felt cold hands.
  • Washed your hands.
  • Seen baby hands.
  • Seen a hand made of gold.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You are ready to hide away for a while.
  • You are open for receiving blessings.
  • You try to avoid anger.

Detailed dream interpretation

The hand is an important dream appearance in all cultures, and therefore has many interpretations. In the oriental tradition it symbolizes a sister, brother, and child, but also money. The dream about cutting your own or somebody else’s hand or wrist foretells money gain is coming your way. It is good to dream of a white hand. In this case you get rid of some unpleasant problems, and a desire of yours will be fulfilled.

Long hands could be the sign of fame, honor and power. In the Western tradition, dirty hands seen in dreams portend a relative or someone close to you is in danger, while clean hands mean that in the real life you will solve a problem that has given you great trouble. A very good sign is if you dream of baby hands. This means you will be successful financially. To dream you washed your hands foretells that you will get rid of some concerns in the near future. The most interesting and strange dream is the one of a hand of gold. It heralds big wealth in real life.

Dreaming of hands shows that you have full creativity in what you are currently working on. It means that a passion has surfaced, and you are ready to get working to make this happen. If you find something heavy in your hand, or you are juggling, this shows a situation needs to be correctly analyzed in order to make the right decision. A hand left in nature represents someone is likely to cheat on you.

Clasped hands often demonstrate a friendship that is likely to last. If your hands are folded, you need to hide away and get yourself mentally healed. It could also refer to the fact that things in your life have been rather hectic. If in your dream you see elderly hands, this indicates that wise decisions need to be made in order for you to progress in your life. If you dream of washing your hands, it means that you have a feeling of guilt, and you are trying to replenish and end anything bad happening in your life.

Nail varnish shows that you are trying to not face up proper circumstances in the waking world. A large hand can indicate that you have been chosen by a spirit in order to carry out an important task. Things will become clear in the near future. If your hands are praying or the palms are turned towards the sky, this can mean that you will shortly receive a blessing which will make you happy.

To dream you see beautiful hands or the hands of someone who is working with them means that you will benefit from a holiday after your hard work. To dream you see hands shriveled and old foretells that will get rid of money problems. To dream you see hands making all kinds of signs suggests that you could break up with a loved one. A hand having all fingers is a sign that your business deals will go well and you will be prosperous.

Hands are a sign of beauty. Washing your hands in your dream foretells good moments coming your way. However if in your dream you see hands with hair, this is a sign of unhappiness.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of hands

Pleased. Happy. Amazed. Feeling good. Grateful. Observant. Indulged.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012