What does it mean to see an arm in a dream?

Arm Dream Meaning: From 20 Different Sources



(1) Arms are what we do things with. They therefore represent our ability or effectiveness, creativity or usefulness.

(2) Aches or pains in the arms may symbolize feelings of inadequacy, or a loss of self-esteem.

firearms see Gun

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


A right arm is a symbol of God’s strength and might, Ps. 89:13, Isa. 62:8

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


1. Strength,

2. Faith,

3. Spiritual reach, reference to strong arming someone

4. Christ;

5. Church member;

6. Unable to assist (arms tied);

7. God’s judgment (broken arm). Isa. 40:10; 59:16; 63:5.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


1. Strength Isa. 40:10

2. God; Jer. 32:17-18

3. Deliverer;

4. Helper;

5. Reaching;

6. God’s judgment (broken arm). Dan. 6:14-16

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


If you dream your arm or arms have been injured and unusable then this is brought on by a feeling of loss connected with the ability to care for yourself, (if you are an older person), or a feeling of helplessness in reaching out to others, ( in a sense that your arm is bound ), and a restriction of your activities. Your right arm is associated with your outgoing nature, and the left arm represents your supportive, or nurturing nature.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen


If it is an arm offered to you, it can mean assistance.

If you find an ami barring your way, exercise caution; carefully think through any plans you have for the future.

A broken arm means the death of a relative (Gypsies say the left arm represents a female and the right arm a male).

An arm that is excessively hairy indicates money coming to you.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


(Forearm; Limb; Member; Wing) One’s two arms in a dream represent his two brothers. his two close friends, two sons or partners. Ifone sees a person with short arms in a dream, it means that he is courageous, generous and wondrous. One’s arm in a dream represent his brother and supporter or a spiritual example he follows. Ifone’s arm is broken in a dream, it means the death of one’s brother or closestfriend, or it could mean an accident or a calamity. One’s arm in a dream also signifies protection from sin or it cold represent his wife, his mother, his teacher, wealth, craft, source of income, a supporting son or a close brother one can depend on at times of difficulties.

If one sees that his arm is missing something in a dream, it could mean that he has little brain, though he is filled with pride and haughtiness.

(Also see Air; Body’; Forearm)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


(See Weapon)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Basics for action, reaching for or getting something. Wanting to accomplish something (“the arm of the state,” for instance). Also see Beggar.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


To have a dream about your arms indicates you are a nurturing person with the ability to reach out and care for people.

To dream that your arm has been injured, signifies your inability to care for yourself or your helplessness in reaching out to others. You may have been feeling limited and restricted in terms of your freedom or activities.

The right arm signifies your outgoing nature and is associated with masculine energy, while your left arm signifies your supportive or nurturing nature and is associated with feminine qualities.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


To dream of an accident to your Arm is a sign of ill-health in the family circle.

To lose one Arm generally foretells death, or a long and serious illness.

To dream of a stiff Arm is usually a sign of some money loss, due to ill-health.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. If damaged, a feeling that one cannot “reach out” to get help as well as one used to.

2. If in good condition, one should reach out.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Dreams of an arm represent that you are reaching for something, and/or that you have the ability to embrace and extend yourself to another.

If the arm is broken, then there is a break in your ability to embrace, hold, or envelope something or someone.

The right arm represents giving strong support.

The left arm represents receptivity and your ability to lift, push away or hold something or someone.

If the arms are crossed, then this represents protection and boundaries.

If the arms are open, then they represent that you are open hearted and trusting of the people in your life.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


To dream of seeing an arm amputated, means separation or divorce. Mutual dissatisfaction will occur between husband and wife.

It is a dream of sinister import. Beware of deceitfulness and fraud.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


Which arm is it? The arm that gives or receives, works or supports? Take caution concerning that arm depending on the rest of the dream. Arms hold, support, produce and nurture. Relates to your strength, masculinity and feminity. 

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


Divorcc either in your immediate family or in that of someone close to you is foretold by a dream of having an arm amputated.

To dream of having your arm around a stranger of the opposite sex predicts an experience of which you will be ashamed.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


If the general aspect of the dream was pleasing, it is a promise of pleasant times ahead with good friends, but if the dream involved injury, accident, or discomfort to the arms, a medical checkup is suggested.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett


Effectiveness in life.

Accomplishing or arranging things, or the ability to do so.

Embracing or accepting.

The ability to hold onto, retain, or keep.

Not being able to use your arms or having no arms might represent a feeling or fear of being helpless or ineffective somehow in your life.

See also: Hand; Wrist; Cuddle; Hug; Holding a Person; Branch

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Expression of power or energy, extension of self.

If right arm, sending or giving out; if left arm, receiving or bringing in. Depending upon dream context, arms may symbolize support, creativity or way of expressing yourself in the world. See Body.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


If you dream your arm or arms have been injured and unusable then this is brought on by a feeling of loss connected with the ability to care for yourself, (if you are an older person), or a feeling of helplessness in reaching out to others, ( in a sense that your arm is bound ), and a restriction of your activities. Your right arm is associated with your outgoing nature, and the left arm represents your supportive, or nurturing nature.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

48 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


Help, unless the enemy, which is a warning... army dream meaning


Spiritual protection, i.E. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, word of god, prayer... armor dream meaning


Represent one’s ability to bear the fruit of their labor, as the branches of a tree bear fruit... arms dream meaning


To dream of seeing your coat-of-arms, is a dream of ill luck. You will never possess a title. ... coat-of-arms dream meaning


One may feel odd, but also well-protected by personal assets. ... armadillo dream meaning


Take time to relax every now and then. ... armchair dream meaning


The emotional and intellectual rigidity we use to protect ourself from hurt. Can depict muscular tension which blocks free flowing sexuality and feelings. ... armour dream meaning


Symbolic of an end-times event, Rev. 16:16 ... armageddon dream meaning

Armed Forces

Any armed force is a disciplined group made up of many elements.

It is this bringing together of the correct balance of factors which gives us a spiritual interpretation – a strong force, usually for good, a coherent whole with a joint purpose.... armed forces dream meaning


(See Truce)... armistice dream meaning


(See Odor)... armpit dream meaning


A symbol of bringing stored weapons to bear against an enemy, Jer. 50:25 ... armory dream meaning

Salvation Army

Figurative of salvaging the lost and desolate, spiritually and physically... salvation army dream meaning

Army’s Flag

(Banner; Flag) In a dream, the flag of an army represents a pious man, a scholar, a religious doctor, a spiritual leader, an ascetic, or a rich and a generous person who is an example to others. Ared flag in a dream means war, while a yellow flag means a plague.

A green flag in a dream means a blessed journey, while a white flag means rain.

A black flag in a dream means drought and doubt, or it could mean a rainstorm. Sighting the flag of an army in a dream means finding one’s way or finding guidance.

For a woman, seeing a flag in her dream means getting married.

(Also see Banner; Colors; Flag)... army’s flag dream meaning

Mechanical Arm

Wanting to use force see “arms” and “machine”... mechanical arm dream meaning

Armageddon (end Of World)

Deep worry about one’s own world, including job, family, romantic relationships—everything. ... armageddon (end of world) dream meaning


1. Weapons.

2. Protection.

3. Love.

4. Perception of hostility. ... armaments dream meaning

Army Officer

1. One wants to get respect from one’s colleagues.

2. Not a run-of-the-mill person. ... army officer dream meaning

Ira (irish Republican Army)

Fear of being accosted by fanatical forces, terrorists. ... ira (irish republican army) dream meaning


Wearing a silver armlet in a dream means giving one’s daughter in marriage to one’s nephew. Wearing an armlet made from beads in a dream means suffering pressure and distress caused by one’s brother or sister. Any jewelry that is worn by a woman in a dream represent her husband.

(Also see Bracelet)... armlet dream meaning

Armor Maker

In a dream, he represents a person who advises people to live in peace and harmony.

(Also see Armor)... armor maker dream meaning

Armour, Helmet Etc.

Armour, coat of mail*helmet, shield, flag etc, is seen in the dream means protection just as protection is sought through forts and shields. Also, victory, superiority and power will be acquired.

(*A suit of armour made of linked metal rings or overlapping plates.)... armour, helmet etc. dream meaning

Army General

(Commander; Military) In a dream, an army general or a commander represents someone famous who is self assured and dauntless.

If one sees himself as an army general in a dream, and should he qualify for such a position, it means prosperity, honor and blessings.

If one does not qualify for such a position, then it may mean his death.

If a poor person sees himself as an army general in a dream, it means disturbances and that he will raise his voice. As for a prisoner, it means his release from jail.... army general dream meaning

Bracelet For The Upper Arm

If symbolises some unpleasant matter caused by his brother or friend.

If it is made of silver the matter will be less unpleasant and it will disappear in a short period of time.... bracelet for the upper arm dream meaning

Dreaming Of Arms, Weapons Etc.

Generally speaking, arms, firearms, ammunition and all other weapons-primitive or modern-symbolise power, strength, honour, superiority, vicotyr and grandeur for the persons who sees them in his dream.. He will acquire these according to his intellect and popularity. Any modifications and improvements in them denote added honour, power and strength.... dreaming of arms, weapons etc. dream meaning

Hair Of The Armpits, Public Hair And The Moustache

If the hair is small or few, it symbolises steadfastness on Deen and Sunnah.

If the hair is plenty is symbolises wilaayat which is bereft of Deen.... hair of the armpits, public hair and the moustache dream meaning

Long Arm

A long arm suggest increase in income and also excessive spending due to generosity.... long arm dream meaning

March Of An Army

In a dream, it means sorrow, or earnestly seeking knowledge, desiring to become wealthy, preparing to perform a pilgrimage, or celebrating a religious festival. Ifone sees himselfmarching alone in a campaign in a dream, it means that he might endanger his own life, lose his wealth, or that he may face an awesome trial that will bear heavily on him.... march of an army dream meaning

The Hand And Arms

Both symboise either the observer or his brother or companion – depending on which of the three is implicated in the dreams.... the hand and arms dream meaning


A symbol of allegiance.

The insignia on the band can give insight into the interpretation, Song. 8:6 ... armband dream meaning

Body Armor

This is symbolic of a well-protected Christian, Eph. 6:13 ... body armor dream meaning

Broken Arms

Symbolic of being powerless, Ps. 37:17... broken arms dream meaning

Northern Army

Symbolic of a heavenly army, Joel 2:20 ... northern army dream meaning

Knight In Armor

A dream of peril to come (Gypsy). ... knight in armor dream meaning


Separation and disarmament, distancing, which may be positive or negative. Protection from emotional pain. See Knight.... armament dream meaning

Armored Truck

Running into an armored truck may be a very direct sign that you have met someone who is well guarded emotionally.

An armored truck may also signify the need to protect your bank account from yourself or others, or it may be an indication that you have met someone who heavily guards their money and other resources.

(See Truck)... armored truck dream meaning

Army Base

Whether you have ever lived or worked on a military base, visiting or revisiting a place with extreme regimentation may indicate that you arc back in an authontanan stronghold, whether by your own design or someone else’s.... army base dream meaning


Success in your business, trade or profession is predicted if you dream of tearing the armhole of your coat.... armhole dream meaning


This b a good omen for those who need protection against evil forces.

If it is in color, look up the significance of that which predominates.... coatof-arms dream meaning

Tank, Armored Car

Vision: Seeing a tank means difficulties arc piling up. Somebody on the job wants to “roll over you”—look for safety. Riding in a tank: you are reminded—rather cruelly—of promises or responsibilities you made some time ago—you need to fulfill them, even if it is difficult.

Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... tank, armored car dream meaning

Armed Men Or Army

An obstacle dream, but it only foretells difficulty, or a journey, followed by a successful issue of your venture.

If the men are fighting, it becomes a serious matter. ... armed men or army dream meaning


A certain indication of a coming quarrel. ... fire-arms dream meaning

Arm Wrestling

To dream that you are arm wrestling suggests you are dealing with a frustrating problem in your personal or life. Particularly, you are dealing with ideas and habits that need to be brought back into control.... arm wrestling dream meaning

Armed Guard

Right brain protection... armed guard dream meaning

Right Arm

What one is able to grasp right now about spiritual and creative ideas.... right arm dream meaning

Armed (or Army)

This kind of dream indicates obstacles to be overcome; if the army was marching, you will have to travel to achieve your goal.

See also Battle, Fight, etc.... armed (or army) dream meaning

Arm / Armpit / Elbow

To see your arms in your dream highlights your ability to reach out to others. Alternatively, it may represent the struggles and challenges in your life, loss of confidence and not being able to reach out or create. Consider also the pun, ‘arm yourself’, which implies that you need to protect yourself, or be more aggressive and take a firmer stance on things. So if arms appear in your dream, are you defending yourself, fighting or being held, or showing passionate commitment?

To dream that your arm has been injured or your arms are tied up signifies your inability to care for yourself, or your helplessness in reaching out to others. The right arm signifies your outgoing nature and is associated with masculine energy, while your left arm signifies your supportive or nurturing nature, and is associated with feminine qualities. Losing either arm may suggest that you are failing to recognize its respective characteristics. To dream that you rip someone else’s arms out, indicates that you are extremely upset with something that this person has done or represents, but you have not been able to fully express your anger.

If you see, notice or smell someone’s armpit in your dream, this represents the characteristics and personality that you choose to display to the public. To smell your armpit in your dream indicates that you are hoping for some kind of acceptance in waking life.

If you see your elbow in your dream, perhaps you need more personal space in waking life?... arm / armpit / elbow dream meaning

Armor Or Shield

A feeling or fear of a threat, discomfort, embarrassment, or other unpleasantness.

A desire for protection in your life somehow.

Protecting yourself from outside influences, opinions, criticism, or judgments, perhaps through physical, emotional, or mental distancing.

An antagonistic attitude, a fighting mentality, or a mood of hostility.

A desire to avoid being affected by others, the world, or a specific influence.


Guarding a hidden identity.

A characteristic you associate with a character or type of character who wears armor (such as a knight or warrior).

Consider also the meaning of the part of the body that the armor or shield is protecting.

See also: Protected, Being; Helmet; Cover; Protecting; Soldier; Knight... armor or shield dream meaning