Imagine how often we use our hands in the middle of speeches just to add emphasis. For people that do not possess the powers of hearing or speech, the hands are often the medium through which they choose to communicate first and foremost. It is not hard to see, using this information, why a dream dictionary would be the first place you go when you have a dream about hands. The meaning of dream can vary widely because of how versatile hands are as a symbol, so it is up to you to decide exactly which of these dream meanings applies to you most.
According to popular theory, the left hand symbolizes feminine attributes while the right symbolizes the masculine, so if you find yourself using mostly your right hand in the dream, it could be an assertion of masculinity. The opposite is true if you mostly use your left hand in dreams. In accordance with this, the left hand symbolizes the passive qualities and receptiveness, while the right hand is a symbol of the more active qualities you have as a person.
If you dream that the hands in front of you are disembodies, or that your own hands are disembodied, then this may be a sign that you feel you are not getting yourself across well enough. This could be from fear to express your true opinions, or it could be from an inability that you see in yourself to be able to express your feelings on an issue correctly.
To dream about holding or touching hands with someone is usually indicative of romantic feelings toward that person, or love in general, however, dream interpretations suggest that it depends on how you are holding hands. For example, holding hands loosely and affectionately symbolizes love, but the dream interpretation of holding hands tightly might mean that you are scared of losing the person, or that you feel like they might drift away from you if you do not hold on tight to them.
If you dream that your hands are much larger than usual, this implies success, however if you dream that your hands are hairier than normal, this could mean that you are a coarse person. Hairy hands in dreams denote that you have handled social conflicts poorly recently and may need to take some time to re-evaluate the way that you’ve handled arguments.
If you are dreaming about washing your hands vigorously, it could mean that you feel that there is an issue that you are trying to work through, that you are trying to attain purity and relief from this issue. However, if you are washing away blood on your hands, this symbolizes guilt. If your hands are itchy in your dreams, this is indicative of money issues. There are many things that hands symbolize in dreams, but only you know your problems, and what the specific issues that you are really dealing with are.