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Body Parts in Dreams

Body Parts in Dreams

Find out the deeper meaning behind specific body parts in your dreams as unique dream symbols.  Body parts can help give added depth to dream interpretation and another layer of understanding to the overall dream message.

The following are some common body parts that may show up in your dreams.

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Achilles’ Tendon
Vulnerability
Weakness
‘Achilles’ Heel’ – Your downfall

Adrenal Glands
‘Adrenalin rush’
Stress
Anxiety
Flight/fight response

Ankle
Support
Mobility

Arm
Strength
Reaching out
Capability
Encompassing

Ass
Elimination
Embarrassed
‘Pain in the Ass’

See also ‘Butt

Back
Confidence – keep your back straight
‘He’s got a monkey on his back’

Bladder
Fear of letting go

Blood
Essence
Life energy

Bones
Structure
Support

Brains
Intellect
Reason
Knowledge

Breast
Sensuality
Maternal love

Cheeks
‘Cheeky Monkey’
Good Health

Colon
Elimination

Ear
Receptivity

Eyelashes
Allure
Sensuality
Protection of your vision

Eyes
‘The eyes are the windows to the soul’
Communication
Seduction
‘I can see clearly now’ – Clarity
‘The apple of my eye’

Face
Showing your true face
Identity
Ego
Self Image
‘Face the music’
‘Put on a happy face’

Feet
Grounding
Movement
‘Putting your best foot forward’
‘Being afraid or unwilling to step forward/Having the courage to step forward’

See also ‘Foot

Finger
Sensitivity
‘Pointing the finger at someone’ – Blaming
Little finger – Wrapped around someone’s finger – Manipulated
Middle finger – Anger
Ring finger – Union, marriage

Fingernails
Glamorous
Sensual
Functional

Gall Bladder
Anger
‘He had a lot of gall’

Genitals
Potency
Power
Sexuality
Impotence
‘He’s acting like a real dick/acting like a prick’

Hair
Attraction
Sensuality

Hand
‘I can handle it’ – Competence
Your name – your handle
‘Trying your hand at something’
‘Can’t get a handle on a situation’
‘Left – handed compliment’

Head
Intellect
Sensibilities
Thinking
Analyzing
‘Getting ahead in life’

Heart
Love
Bliss
Security
Sustaining

Heel
See ‘Achilles’ tendon’

Hips
Support
Power
‘Hip Hip Hooray!’
‘Throwing your hip into it’

Intestines
Release of toxic matter
‘Having the guts to go forward – Courage

Jaw
Willpower
Talking
Gossip

Joint
Connections

Kidneys
Fear
Disappointment
Criticism

Knee
Flexibility
Humility
Kneeling – worshiping
Inflexibility

Leg
Support
Movement
Having a ‘leg’ to stand on

Lips
Communication
‘Keeping a stiff upper lip’

Liver
Anger
Filter

Lungs
‘Breath of life’
‘Needing breathing space’

Mouth
Communication
‘Shut up!’
‘He’s got a big mouth’

Muscles
Strength

‘Muscling your way into a situation’

Neck
‘Pain in the neck’
Vulnerability
Flexibility
Being stiff necked or immovable
‘Stretching your neck out’

Nose
Instincts
Nosey
Self recognition

Penis
Sexuality
Power
Potency
Energy

Shoulders
Strength
Burdens
‘Weight of the world on your shoulders’
‘Shouldering the responsibility’
‘He’s got a chip on his shoulder’

Skeleton
Structure
Support
Connection

Skin
Sensitivity

Stomach
Digestion of information
‘I just can’t stomach it’

Teeth
Decisions – decisiveness
Chewing – preparing for digestion
‘Chewing the fat’ – Discussing/Debating a decision
‘Biting into a problem’
Teeth falling out – loss of the power of decisive action
Talking too much
Loss of face – spoiling of your appearance
Moving to a new stage of development/of life – baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth

Thigh
Movement

Throat
Confidence
Vocalization
Self expression
Speaking your mind
Feeling strangled
‘Can’t swallow it’

Thumb
Willpower
‘Thumbs up’ – Go ahead!
‘Thumbs down’ – Forget it!

Tongue
Pleasure
Sensitivity

Vagina
Sexuality
Receptivity

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