Dream Interpretation: I Chopped Off My Own Balls

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Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri:

I had a dream I chopped off my testicles, but not my penis, then eventually managed to re-attach them, with the help of my whole family! But it also involved millions of tiny black balls leaking from the open wound.

Lauri: Em, Lo, and I all had an “Oh wow!” moment upon reading your dream so… thank you for that! Now, let’s figure it out for you. One of the most important rules to remember when figuring out your dreams is to see if you can find a pun or figure of speech in your dream; if you can find it, then you’ve found a good portion of the message.

We often say, “Someone chopped his balls off” when referring to a man who has been emasculated or weakened in some way. In your dream YOU were the one who put your own balls on the chopping block. This suggests you allowed yourself to be subservient or chose to be more passive, sensitive, or nurturing in some way. Did you get into a relationship where your partner called all the shots? Or was there something going on at your job or some other area of your life where you needed to “grow a pair” and take a stand — but chose not to?

The open wound, I believe, may be connected to an emotional wound in waking life… and part of your healing process must involve releasing or letting go of lots of little irritants, which may be what all the little black balls are. The fact that your family helped you re-attach your fellas is a good indication that they must have encouraged you to “man up” and assert yourself once and for all.

Dreamer’s response: That all makes so much sense now! Before I just thought I must have banged my head before bed, and a little bit of crazy had slipped in, but that actually all fits. You simply deciphered my dream’s message, but it’s like you have given me some pretty sound lifestyle advice! Thanks!

Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it. Anonymity guaranteed! Don’t forget: you can get access to Lauri’s Instant Dream Decoding Dictionary on her site. And check out Lauri’s book Dream On It, available everywhere!