Our ability to love, give, take, create, defend, reach out. lniury to: loss of confidence; loss of or psychological trauma regarding abilities. Left arm is the supportive feelings. Right arm is extroverted activity. Tied up: sense of restriction to activities. Bicep: strength; sense of being capable. Idioms: chance one’s arm; give one’s right arm; arm twisting, keep at arm’s length, with open arms, one arm tied behind back, babe in arms; strong arm tactics.
Arms extend or reach out. Thus, a broken arm may indicate an inability to reach out to someone or extend yourself to others. It may also represent the inability to get your work out into the world. Carrying something in your arms signifies presenting something to the world.
Represent one’s ability to bear the fruit of their labor, as the branches of a tree bear fruit
Arms are significant as a symbol of surrender, wisdom or action. One arm upraised denotes commitment but sometimes also suggests vengeance. Two arms raised sideways signify supplication; raised forwards suggest welcome.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Arms – in the sense of weapons – are used to protect and defend. In olden times there were quite a series of rituals and stages of initiation with the page becoming the knight and making the transition from the arms bearer to the user of weapons. Dreams can mirror these initiatory rituals.
Material aspects: It is worth noting the significance of the placing of the arms.
If they are placed across the chest we are defending ourselves.
If we are held in or by someone else’s arms it suggests a need for security.
A coat of arms or other such insignia suggests a form of recognition. Also consult the entries for body, sword and weapons.
We use our arms in all sorts of different ways. In dreams we may be defending ourselves, fighting or being held. We may also be showing passionate commitment. You might also like to consult the individual entry for arms.
If somebody is hugging you: don’t be distant because there is a good chance that these “arms” might be of help to you; somebody (a friend) might offer you a helping hand. Seeing yourself with arms stronger than they actually are: difficult times and hard work is ahead! If your arms or the arms of others are densely covered by hair: money is pouring in. Breaking your arms: family fights and squabbles and also a warning against careless actions. Dreaming about having one arm missing: you are suffering from painful inhibitions. Dreaming about being poor: be prepared for disappointments.
Depth Psychology: The image of the arm represents your ability to express your emotions, thoughts, or needs, and to either realize or destroy them. See Right, Left.
also see Body and Weapons
1- We use our arms in all sorts of different ways, and in dreams it is often significant to note what is actually taking place. We may be defending ourselves, fighting, being held or acknowledging.
2- Arms in the sense of weapons are used to protect and defend. In olden times, there were quite a series of rituals to do with the Page becoming the Knight and making the transit from the arms-bearer to the user.
3- The arm signifies surrender, wisdom, or action.
To dream of losing the right arm signifies the death of father, son or brother; of the left arm, of the mother, daughter or sister.
To dream that the arms are withered predicts suffering in health and fortune; that they have grown strong indicates success.
The latter part of this interpretation is obviously based upon physical stimuli, and the conditions of the body may be deduced therefrom.