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Dream Symbol: body part
A part of the body (knee, elbow, head) often represents one of the main functions of that body part. For example, dreaming that you break your leg can represent trouble moving forward or making progress in your life, since the legs are what enable you to literally move forward when you walk. Dreaming that you can't open your mouth to talk might mean you're feeling stifled or somehow unable to express yourself right now.
Occasionally, dreaming about a particular part of the body can result from actual physical pain or other sensation in that part of your body while you're sleeping. For example, dreaming that your head has swelled up 10 times its normal size could be a result of an actual headache while you're sleeping.
See also: bone decapitated head ankle anus arm belly button brain breast buttocks cheek elbow ear eye finger fingernail genital gland hair hand head heart jumping joint kidney leg liver lymph mouth muscle neck nerves nipples organ pancreas pituitary shoulder skin spine stomach teeth throat thumb thyroid tongue vein wrist toe armpit forehead face armor or shield eyelashes jaw fat flesh
Using this Dream DictionaryTips to Understand Dream Meaning
Dream symbol meanings are different for each person. It's IMPORTANT to consider:
- Personal meaning - What the dream symbol means to you, what it reminds you of, how it makes you feel.
- Context - How the dream symbol appears in the dream. For example, in a dream about a bee - what was the bee doing, how and where it was doing it, and how did you feel about it?
- Look beyond the obvious - A dream is often about something other than its obvious meaning. Physical events in the dream commonly represent mental or emotional matters.
What Does Your Dream Mean?About Dream Symbols
This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. A dream symbol often means something different in different dreams. There is no standard meaning of a dream symbol or dream that is accurate for all dreams. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary.
IMPORTANT: This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. There is no single "standard meaning" of a dream symbol or dream. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary. I am not a therapist. If you are experiencing physical or psychological problems, or if you are distressed, consult a medical professional.