When you have a dream where some of your limbs are amputated, regardless of which one it is, this usually signifies that you are starting to lose some of the talents and capabilities that you were once so good at. You feel as if both your body and your mind have been failing you lately, and along with this comes a latent sense of helplessness, like there is nothing you can do to stop the poor consequences you are experiencing for actions that you did not even know were wrong.
The feeling of losing your talents is a sad one, but as any artist or performer or entertainer or sportsman will tell you, no matter what their field of expertise, the universal answer to a loss of skill, is an increase in practice sessions. If you feel like you are suddenly unable to control yourself or unable to schedule in practices anymore then you need to start to cut out other areas of your life and make other sacrifices if you want to maintain your talent. If Tony Hawk decided that he didn’t want to skateboard anymore and that he would rather spend time with friends drinking, or trying to pick up girls, he would never be where he is today. The honing of a craft takes practice, and just because you are in a rut right now does not mean that you can’t just crawl right out of it when you feel ready.
Be willing to put in the effort to get better at something, and you will soon find that you have the skills after just a little bit of practice. It may be unfair that you are losing your skill in a certain area, but you need to practice or else this is just what will happen, plain and simple.
Alternatively sometimes the limbs that are being amputated become important to interpretation. Are you having a dream about your arms being amputated? Then this means that you are probably in a situation where you feel completely powerless. Something is going on that you don’t like, but you are unable to stop it. You are stripped of all power that you might have had to control a situation.
When you have a dream that your legs are being amputated, then this means that you feel that you are either stuck, or unable to control the progression of your life. You cannot move forward and you cannot even regress. You are directionless and unable to make even simple changes. You can only sit back and watch while others continue on with their lives and you are stuck in mire. Usually, this is a thought that comes along with intense depression, which is something you might be experiencing if you constantly have thoughts like this. Try to seek help from a professional psychologist or from a trusted friend.