To bind and restrict; see “hair”
Braiding your hair: you have lost your senses in a romantic situation. Cutting off your braids: you want to get rid of bothersome habits—do it! Seeing a braid: you don’t have the courage to try something new; you are holding on to antiquated ways.
Depth Psychology: You are hung up on the past, which keeps you from reevaluating things. This “old rope’’ needs to be cut off!
Dreams of a braid symbolize integration, unification, synergy, and the weaving together of different aspects of yourself.
If the braid is tight, then there may be fear holding you together.
If the braid is loose, then you are peaceful and comfortable as you blend together your many qualities and talents. Pay attention to what materials are woven into the braid.
If the braid is made of your hair, then you are strengthening of your personal power. See Weave and Goddess Athena.