Dream meaning of foot

To dream that you injured or hurt your foot signifies a lack of progress, freedom, and independence. In particular, if you dream that your foot is cut by glass, then it indicates passivity. You are hesitant or reluctant in taking the first step toward a goal or decision.


In all probability, the foot is to be taken as an ambivalent symbol.

For Jung, it is what confirms Man’s direct relationship with the reality of the earth, and he considers that it is frequently phallic in significance.

Ania Teillard points out that, like the hand, it is an essential part of the body and the support of one’s entire person; she recalls that in the mythology of a number of countries the rays of the sun are compared with the feet, as witness the figure of the swastika. But Diel makes the revolutionary assertion that the foot is a symbol of the soul, possibly because it serves as the support of the body in the sense of keeping man upright.

Schneider has indicated the heel as the ‘area of vulnerability and of attack’ in the foot. It is the heel that scotches the serpent or that is wounded by it (as with Achilles, Sigurd, Krishna). According to Aigremont, ‘the shoe, like the foot and the footprint, has also a funereal implication. In a sense, a dying man “is going away”. There is no evidence of his going away save his last footmarks. This sombre symbolism is illustrated, possibly, in the monuments characteristic of the Roman Empire, and, beyond question, in primitive Christian art.

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2 Definitions
  1. Feet can symbolize everything from sex to humility.
    They also represent mobility, freedom, and a foundation. Various metaphors may be represented by literal feet in the dream state: “taking a step in the right direction”; “give him the boot”; “foot in the mouth”; “foot in the door”; “kick the bums out.”

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 5, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    They are the fundamental support of the people, which holds us upright. Therefore, their good condition represents security and stability. To dream that you see some footprints in front of you is an invitation to move in the direction they point.

    If see that your foot has been amputated, it could be that you are losing your balance, either physically or mentally. The dream may warn you that you should be more practical and realistic, and your feet on the ground.
    On the other hand, it could indicate that you are reconsidering the direction in which your life is going or questioning on which your existence is based.

    For a Christian, to dream of washing your feet denotes forgiveness. In India, the feet of gurus are considered the most sacred and divine part of their body.

    In China it is said that all great journeys begin with a single step. The dream recommends that you move cautiously, taking one step at a time.

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