Dream meaning » body

To dream about your own body signifies your level of self-worth and self-esteem. Often times, these qualities are dependent on your physical appearance or how your perceive yourself.

The dream body also reflects your conscious identity or is representative of your state of health.

To dream about dead bodies implies that you are feeling detached from those around you. It may also mean that you are feeling emotionally drained.

To see a decomposing body in your dream refers to a situation that has long been dead. It is time to move on.

To see or find a bloody dead body in your dream refers to a situation or issue that you can no longer avoid. You need to make an important decision and act on it immediately.

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For Gichtel, it is ‘the seat of insatiable appetite, of illness and death’. In Mithraic thought (according to Evola) the soul, in order to free itself from the body, must cross seven spheres.

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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

Dreams that somehow emphasize the physical body may represent something about one’s state of health. Because our personal identities are so tied up with the body, the body can also appear as a more general symbol of the self (e.g., a naked body may indicate that we feel exposed).

Dead bodies are an entirely different matter.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

The right side represents integrity and rationality; the left side, instincts. However, the body as a whole refers to the ego. Dreaming that your own body is stained indicates ethical and financial problems.

If it is swollen it announces an increase of wealth; if it is too thin, illness or economic loss. Seeing your body in two places at once may mean that you are maintaining romantic relationships with two partners simultaneously. According to the Freudian school, pointy organs and all appendices are an image of the penis; cavities and holes represent the vagina and the anus; secretions, sperm.

In China, the upper body is compared to the sky, and the lower to the ground; In India, the subject’s bloody body is an omen of longevity, because blood is a symbol of strength.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

It’s a happy omen of success to see a body in your dream and this is so whether the body was beautiful or deformed. A female body pertains to social success while a male body signifies business achievement.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

Body Parts: The parts of the body all have meanings based on the basic functions of those parts.
The feet represent feeling grounded, while the toes are about maintaining balance.
The legs connect with freedom, choice, and movement.
The knees are the symbolic home of humility, subservience, and/or surrender. They are also the place where you hold your fears.
The hips are the center of the core and therefore represent the integration of systems and all the elements of your life that have to interact with one another in order to function.
The ribs are about vulnerability and protecting yourself from emotional pain. The ability to withstand pressure and fulfill the needs of others is associated with the shoulders.
The arms are the structures that allow you to take action and accomplish your goals and desires, while the hands give you the creative ability to do so.
The individual fingers are how you relate to details and life’s complexities.
The spine is your moral center and where your values are located.
The neck, though a part of the spine, has the distinction of providing you with discernment and choice.
The skull is related to your beliefs, ideals, and opinions, and the bones that support your face connect with community and the desire to connect with others.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

The body is your own personal vehicle through life, and any body part, in a dream, represents some part of your life. Look up individual body parts for the meanings of these. Your entire body represents your life’s purpose.

To dream your body is stronger, taller, or more perfect than in reality means you have clear goals and you feel good about achieving them.
To dream your body is injured means you have suffered a setback. Your life isn’t going the way you thought it would, or you have been hurt or affected by something in a way that has deeply altered your view of your own life.
To dream you have someone else’s body or body parts means you don’t feel some part of your life fits. Are you pretending to be someone you’re not?

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