A dream in which you see yourself flying with your hands symbolizes success at something for which you feel you do not have the skills nor the resources. It could also mean you have a fighting spirit with the ability to work with what you have and not wait for everything to be perfect.
Flying with your hands would take great self-belief. Seeing yourself do this symbolizes your self-confidence. You believe in yourself, your skills, your experience, and your ethics.
Here are some more detailed meanings of a dream about flying with your hands.
You are confident in your ability to succeed
Flying with your hands in a dream stands for your confidence in your ability to succeed despite not having everything you need for a particular endeavor. You are the kind of person that does not wait to see the whole stretch of road before taking the first step.
You work with whatever you have
Seeing yourself fly by flapping your hands instead of using wings in the dream means you are the kind of person that uses what they have. You never get paralyzed by the unavailability of resources and keep going with the little you might have.
The dream means that you have inadequate skills and resources that will only be made adequate by your proactivity.
You will need to put much effort into your advancement in life
Seeing yourself flap your hands to fly in the dream stands for the effort you have to put into your advancement in life. Flying requires wings and flying by flapping your hands speaks to the amount of effort you will need to put into your goals, seeing how you do not have everything you need.
Here are some dream examples of flying with your hands
Dream about flying with your hands over water
Flying with your hands over water in the dream symbolizes your triumph over the negativity harbored by those around you. These could be spiteful neighbors, friends, relatives, colleagues, or classmates.
The water you saw stands for the many people that surround you with ill-intentions towards you. The act of flying over this water, perhaps a river, lake, stream, ocean, sea, pond, etc, symbolizes your success despite their contempt, disbelief in you, jealousy, envy, etc.
Dream about flying with your hands over buildings
A dream in which you see yourself fly with your hands over buildings symbolizes success in your work, academics, or business, that comes despite the many hurdles you might face. It stands for success that comes as a result of your ability to work with the little you have to realize your goals.
Dream about escaping by flying with your hands
A dream in which you see yourself escape from danger such as violent people, burning buildings, attacking animals, etc, symbolizes problems that you solve with your ingenuity and proactiveness. It stands for escaping a problem using unlikely means right before things are about to fall apart.
Dream about flying with your hands over a forest
Flying with your hands over the woods in the dream symbolizes good things that you might miss while you are preoccupied with surviving a dire situation from which you seem to have no means of escaping. The dream is a call for you to take things more easily. It means things are not as bad as they might first appear.
Dream about flying with your hands with birds
A dream in which you see yourself flying with your hands with birds symbolizes success that comes from emulating those that have gone through the things you are going through, or achieved the things you would like to achieve.
It means there are people you look up to whose abilities you do not share but still believe you can do the great they have done despite your limitations.
Dream about flying with your hands while being chased by birds
Seeing yourself being chased by birds while you fly with your hands in the dream symbolizes an enemy that underestimates you, thinking you are weak and underprepared to face them. It means you believe that your greatest weapon or defense against your enemies lies within your very self.