Symbolic of being trapped, Jer. 5:26-27
Physical or mental place of confinement
Vision: Dreaming about a cage: be prepared for an unpleasant situation. Being in a cage: you feel imprisoned (by your surroundings. job, or marriage) and would like to “break out.”* A bird in a cage: a situation, unfavorable at the outset, is going to take a turn for the better.
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.
If you are putting a wild animal in a cage and you are successful then your dream is telling you that you will win out in the face of much adversity and opposition.
To see rabbits in a cage shows you will have many children.
To see birds in a cage will sometimes presage loss.
You have things well under control.
If you are in the cage, you will be visited by relatives you do not care for.
interpreted upon 3 sides: confinement, bottleneck / strait, house of drowsiness And if there was a bird in the cage, then it indicates badness to him of the indicated state of that bird.
(Cradle; House; Prison) In a dream, a cage represents a prison, a cradle or a house. Entering one’s head into a cage while walking in the markets in a dream means selling one’s house. Acage in a dream also signifies complications. Seeing a cage inside a courthouse in a dream means marriage.
A symbol for narrowness and being deprived of freedom, as in Elevator, Village. Restrictions, however, are felt more strongly, similar to Sewer, Amber, Trap. On the other hand, this dream symbol can have positive meanings, particularly when the cage is seen from the outside. Then it usually is a symbol of protection and taming (of wild urges). In addition, the cage can also seem like fencing, because fences create protection, giving you the peace you are seeking.
To dream you are in a cage represents feeling trapped in a situation or relationship. Also see “Aviary”.
To dream that you see birds in a Cage is a token of a successful love affair. But if the Cage is empty, the engagement will probably be broken off.
1. Feeling restricted, conﬁned in the expression of feelings (“bird in a cage”).
2. If putting a wild animal in a cage, an attempt to control one’s emotions.
See Box, Birds.
Dreams of a cage symbolize that you are feeling trapped, smothered, stuck, powerless and/or victimized. Perhaps you have a desire to break out, leave, fight or flee the situation you are in.
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.
In your dreaming if you see a cageful of birds, you will be the happy possessor of immense wealth and many beautiful and charming children.
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.
This dream symbol suggests that you may be experiencing inhibition and powerlessness in some areas of your life. Additionally, you may be feeling restricted and have concerns about your personal freedom. (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).
Without birds a dream of a cage denotes trouble; with birds, contentment, happiness; with the door open and the bird flown, the dream signifies desertion by the lover or husband; to see a bird escape augurs an elopement (Artemi- dorus) ; the symbolism patent.
General Meaning: To have your freedom taken away.
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.
Seeing a bird cage in your dream means indicates a happy marriage.
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.