2. A struggle; severe difﬁculties with identity, self and self-expression. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see only one bird, you will contract a desirable and wealthy marriage. No bird indicates a member of the family lost, either by elopement or death.
To see wild animals caged, denotes that you will triumph over your enemies and misfortunes.
If you are in the cage with them, it denotes harrowing scenes from accidents while traveling. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. If putting a wild animal in a cage, an attempt to control one’s emotions. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Who holds the key to the cage in your dream?) Consider all of the details in the dream and look for its possible source (i.e. family life, relationships, thoughts and/or feelings, or work life).... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
An empty cage with an open door, however, is an omen of betrayal.
If you’re buying a cage in your dream, it indicates that an unsettled period in your life is ending.
If you’re trapped in a cage in your dream, it’s symbolic of feeling trapped in your life and, thus, needing to make changes.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you are in the cage, you will be visited by relatives you do not care for.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A cage always stands for the limitations imposed on you by your upbringing, your surroundings, or by the compromises you have made.
The rules you have established are too rigid. Try to break out of these restrictions.
The cage is limiting your personal growth! Did you put yourself in the cage? Did someone else “lock you up”? See Prison.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see rabbits in a cage shows you will have many children.
To see birds in a cage will sometimes presage loss.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
For a more precise understanding of this dream, identify who is jailed, who is the jailer, and the location of the key.
If you put a wild animal into a cage, this either represents that you are gaining mastery over your animal instincts or that you are suppressing them. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A place of restriction and oppression. Dreams • In interpreting a cage in an internal dream, I would not see a positive connotation to it unless your enemies were in that cage! In dreaming that you are in a cage or being held captive, it would represent your lack of freedom.
• This would indicate that you are bound either by your circumstance, by your past or by some form of oppression.
The enemy keeps you in bondage while the Lord gives freedom.
• The mind can often be a cage in that it restricts you. Your analytical mind could be stopping your progress.
A cage also represents fear, which could indicate being bound by a fear of the past that has been exposed again in your life.
• In personal experience I have seen people in cages and the Lord has told me that they have put themselves in the cage. One such case was a woman who had a fear of opening herself up to the Lord. I saw her in a cage and the Lord being able to only pass small objects through it to her.
The interpretation was that because she had closed off her heart to the Lord out of fear, He could only give her small blessings because of her restriction.
• Visions • I could not find a positive connotation for a cage in Scripture either.
A cage in an external dream or vision speaks of the deceit and devices of the enemy.
It is a warning of a trap that has been set, or it is a word of knowledge that the person you are ministering to is in bondage.
• Jeremiah 5:26 For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
• 27 As a cage is full of birds, so [are] their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and become rich.
• It is a place of evil and a place where the enemy and his evil works abound Revelation 18:2 ...and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
See also: Bars, Prison.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
To see a cage full of birds means a release from anxiety which could come through a sizable inheritance.
An empty cage denotes an elopement or a loss of opportunity through carelessness.
Two birds in a cage signify success in love affairs.
Re animals in cage, see Animals.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) The cage may symbolize the (felt) restrictions of your present life situation. But the restrictions may be self-imposed, albeit by means of unconscious processes - for example, internal prohibitions arising out of irrational guilt-feelings.
(2) Some part of you may be crying out for liberation. (For repression and suppression) Wild and dangerous animals are kept in cages.
It is likely, therefore, that what is caged in your dream is a part of you that frightens or disgusts you by its animality. Refusal to accept that you belong to the animal kingdom may result in your living in your head entirely, with the body - primitive energies and drives - locked out of consciousness. But a disembodied head, cut off from Nature’s vital energy and Nature’s wisdom, can only lead to trouble. Particularly in the West, where for two centuries even religion has rejected Nature (the feminine side of God), we desperately need to get closer to Nature, not remove ourselves even further from it.
(3) On the other hand, a bird in a cage may represent frustrated spiritual aspirations. Perhaps you are spending too much time and energy in work that brings you only money. Any contradiction between
(2) and (3) is only apparent. You can’t climb - even to spiritual heights - without your body, without the primal energy and wisdom of your unconscious. To attain the ‘higher’, first go ‘deeper’. The liberation - uncaging - of our deeper psychic contents so that they become pan of our conscious equipment will enable us to transcend the limitations of our past and present.
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If you see yourself caged, it is a sign that the unconscious wants to express its complaints, since you are subjected to heavy repression by the conscious. You have become a very strict judge of yourself and limit your acts and thoughts too much, which prevents you from expressing yourself freely. However, if wild beasts are caged, you have to interpret this dream as the retention of inner conflicts that torment you, in which case this oneiric image has some similarity to the previous (in which you are locked in a cage).
If you are put in a cage with wild animals, the dream is warning you that you are in danger of an accident.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If it is you in the cage, then look to ways in which you have limited yourself.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Punishing yourself or someone else for something you perceive as going against personal, societal, or divine law.
Cabin fever. Feeling cooped up with no place to really stretch your skills.
Restraint. What’s inside the cage that you’re not letting out? Or, what’s holding you in?
Having your rules set by an authority figure who makes you feel boxed in.
Prisons represent the inability to regain control. Also having limited options or confinement within a specific societal boundary.
An expression of claustrophobia.... The Language of Dreams
Dreaming of a cage most often represents some form of trap or prison. However, if the dream incorporates the dreamer ensnaring a wild animal, implies that we are locking up our primal instincts; that we need restraining.
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A cage can also represent a sense of entrapment in ourselves, in particular, with rigid beliefs about religion.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To dream of caging a wild animal alerts us to our need to restrain our wilder instincts.
To dreamthat we are in a cage indicates a sense of frustration and perhaps of being trapped by the past.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The cell often depicts how we imprison ourself within our own anger, resentment or depressed feelings; or we may be trapped by childhood trauma. Something or somebody else caged: desire to restrain whatever is represented by the thing, person, that is caged. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the bird wouldn’t or couldn’t fly away, are you putting limitations on yourself? If the bird’s wings were clipped, is someone deliberately holding you back? Freeing a bird from its cage relates to expressing your emotions.
If the bird in the cage is a pet bird, this often suggests happy memories. See also PETS.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are in the cage with them, it could suggest a need to break free from constraints.
If you dream of an animal tangled in barbed wire or in a trap, this could suggest an unhappy relationship with yourself or someone else.
If the animal seems calm, it suggests inner strength during adversity but if the animal panics, unhappy memories or unhealthy habits are limiting your potential for development and growth.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that a dog fondles you, indicates great gain and constant friends.
To dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, denotes that you will be possessed of solid wealth.
To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall.
To dream of small dogs, indicates that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order.
To dream of dogs biting you, foretells for you a quarrelsome companion either in marriage or business. Lean, filthy dogs, indicate failure in business, also sickness among children.
To dream of a dog-show, is indicative of many and varied favors from fortune.
To hear the barking of dogs, foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more than likely to follow.
To see dogs on the chase of foxes, and other large game, denotes an unusual briskness in all affairs.
To see fancy pet dogs, signifies a love of show, and that the owner is selfish and narrow.
For a young woman, this dream foretells a fop for a sweetheart.
To feel much fright upon seeing a large mastiff, denotes that you will experience inconvenience because of efforts to rise above mediocrity.
If a woman dreams this, she will marry a wise and humane man.
To hear the growling and snarling of dogs, indicates that you are at the mercy of designing people, and you will be afflicted with unpleasant home surroundings.
To hear the lonely baying of a dog, foretells a death or a long separation from friends.
To hear dogs growling and fighting, portends that you will be overcome by your enemies, and your life will be filled with depression.
To see dogs and cats seemingly on friendly terms, and suddenly turning on each other, showing their teeth and a general fight ensuing, you will meet with disaster in love and worldly pursuits, unless you succeed in quelling the row.
If you dream of a friendly white dog approaching you, it portends for you a victorious engagement whether in business or love.
For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage.
To dream of a many-headed dog, you are trying to maintain too many branches of business at one time. Success always comes with concentration of energies.
A man who wishes to succeed in anything should be warned by this dream.
To dream of a mad dog, your most strenuous efforts will not bring desired results, and fatal disease may be clutching at your vitals.
If a mad dog succeeds in biting you, it is a sign that you or some loved one is on the verge of insanity, and a deplorable tragedy may occur.
To dream of traveling alone, with a dog following you, foretells stanch friends and successful undertakings.
To dream of dogs swimming, indicates for you an easy stretch to happiness and fortune.
To dream that a dog kills a cat in your presence, is significant of profitable dealings and some unexpected pleasure.
For a dog to kill a snake in your presence, is an omen of good luck ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For an unmarried woman to fondle a small pet dog means that your sweetheart will turn out to be a “sissy. ”
To be frightened at a large dog is a sign that the unmarried person will have an affair with a person of large mental equipment.
A white dog, of whatever breed, will, if it appears friendly, be the precursor of a victory either in business or in love.... The Complete Dream Book
If the Dog is friendly, all will be well; if he barks, then beware of quarrels, and if he bites you, expect treachery from someone you trust.... Mystic Dream Book
For a man, business acumen, enough at least to provide for his family.
To hear a dog baying, separation from loved ones, or death of one.
A growling dog, resentment and depression about overwhelming circumstances.
A dog with many heads, too many diversified interests. Police dogs, fear, guilt, or desire for protection.... Psycho Dream Interpretation