Dream meaning » crutches

To dream that you go on crutches, denotes that you will depend largely on others for your support and advancement.

To see others on crutches, denotes unsatisfactory results from labors.

The symbolic meaning of the crutch derives directly from its literal sense: the invisible, moral or economic means of supporting any other form of existence that may ‘lean’ upon it. In this sense it has often appeared in Salvador Dali’s paintings. It forms one of the Chinese emblems, again with the same significance. Frequently the crutch stands for an immoral, hidden or shameful support; this is because the foot is a symbol of the soul, and an infirmity or mutilation of the foot is the counterpart of an incurable defect of the spirit. Hence, in legends and adventure-stories, the common appearance of sinister characters, pirates, thieves and immoral hypocrites with crutches that bespeak their symbolic lameness.
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The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

In many cases, they represent a solid and true friendship, since crutches symbolize the outside support (moral or economic). This is why crutches so often appear in the paintings of Salvador Dali. Perhaps the dream is questioning the support you receive from the people around you in real life, or that which you offer to others.

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

An obstacle dream. If during your dream the crutches were discarded, you will overcome the difficulties; if not, you are in for a long struggle and perhaps it might be wise to consider a shift either of your goal or your method of approach to it.

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

To see crutches in a dream symbolizes a bad habit you haven’t been able to kick or a loss of stability in your life.

To dream of using crutches means you need help with something you can’t do alone. Are you afraid to ask?
To dream of someone else using crutches means somebody in your waking life is having a problem. Your dream may be telling you to help.

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