Dismemberment of the body, or indeed any dream where some type of fragmentation takes place, is largely to do with being rendered powerless.It is the death, or rather dissolution, of the self before reintegration and rebirth take place.
1. Feeling a loss of control over situation or problem (as in “everything is falling apart”). 2. Feeling great loss, usually over an aspect of self or personality. 3. Note body parts that are lost: loss of mobility (loss of legs) or dexterity (loss of hands or ﬁngers), etc.