To dream of hands represents capability, competence, and the ability to do what you want. The ability to execute certain behaviours or skills on your own. The capacity manifest your choices.
To see two hands holding on to each other symbolizes partnership.
To wash your hands represents ridding yourself of a problem or rejecting a sense of responsibility.
To see a hand beckoning you represents an area of your life that is drawing you towards it. Choices, beliefs, or situations that are tempting you.
To dream of losing a hand represents your feelings of being robbed. You can't do something you want or have something you feel you deserve. A reflection of something that makes you feel limited or at a loss. Feeling diminished or impotent and being unable to do anything about it.
To dream of cutting your hand represents feelings about problems with your capabilities. Feeling hampered or that your skills are being held back by problems. Alternatively, a cut hand may reflect your skills, talents, or abilities being harmed by a negative influence or conflict. Temporarily being unable to do what you want.
Example: A woman hand a recurring dream of having both her hands cut off. In waking life she felt totally reliant on her husband and felt she could do nothing for herself.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing her boyfriend being in a car accident and missing his hands. In waking life she got into a big argument with him and feared that her boyfriend couldn't do anything in life without her.
Example 3: A man dreamed of seeing his hands being invisible. In waking life he was frustrated with computer he couldn't get access to because he didn't remember the password. The invisible hands may have reflected his feelings about deserving access to the computer while being unable to recall the password that would allow him access.
Example 4: A man dreamed of holding a rotting tomato and apple in his hands. In waking life he was beginning to doubt his capability of being a healer to his sick daughter.
Example 5: A woman had recurring dreams of seeing a hand beckoning her from the opposite side of a river where the river got progressively narrower with each dream. In waking life she had terminal cancer and was close to death. The hand in this case may have reflected her feelings about being capable of dying if she let go of struggling to survive. The progressively narrowing river in this case may have reflected her changing feelings about the temporary state of pain or discomfort required to cross through in order to successfully die.