To dream of amputation represents a loss of a part of yourself. Giving up power or abilities. You may feel “robbed” or unable to achieve goals. It may also reflect serious losses or dramatic changes that leave you feeling vulnerable. You may feel frustrated, limited, powerless, or helpless. It may also represent restrictions placed on you.
Amputated hands reflect feelings of being unable to do as you please or losing a capability.
Amputated legs represent a loss of independence.
Amputated arms represents a loss of function, reach, or an extension of yourself.
Example: A woman who aspired to be a writer once dreamed of being in love with a legless man. In real life she knew that writing was a field that was unsupportive of newcomers. The legless man reflected her desire to write being a difficult achievement without doing everything on her own first. A goal with “no legs” of it’s own. A goal that would have to be supported by others forms of income.
Example 2: A man once dreamed of seeing a man who was missing his hand. In real life he was dealing with an illness that had destroyed his life and limited his ability to do things that he wanted