Restriction; strength; dependence. We might feel ‘chained’ to our marriage partner or work. See example in abandoned.
Bondage; see “bound”
To dream of chains can mean the individual feels they are in bondage and trapped. However, such dreams can also provide insight as to what needs to occur for the dreamer to free themselves of being chained. Chains are often used as symbolism in the dreams of people suffering from addictions.
In religious art bondage and slavery, dignity and unity are all symbolized by chains.
The links in a chain suggest that we cannot exist in isolation.
Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, we can become conscious of beliefs or mental attitudes – both in ourselves and others – which can create problems and hold us down.
The links in a chain can very often symbolize the communication that we need to free ourselves.
Material aspects: To dream of chains in any form indicates a type of restriction or dependency. Just as we need strength to break out of chains, this is also needed for chains which support. In becoming aware of what is holding us back, we also become appreciative of how to break free.
Symbol: The chain is a symbol of the connection between heaven and earth, between two extremes, or between two living beings.
Vision: Seeing a person with a chain: you are unconsciously still chained to another person and are looking to break free. Being chained yourself: your way to freedom is going to l>e difficult.
The dream is also a call to finally let go of the past.
If you are pulling a chain apart: you will have the strength to free yourself from a confining relationship.
If you hear the sound of chains: you will receive news that will negatively affect your future.
Depth Psychology: The chain represents cither a burden you are still “chained” to, or of feelings and opinions that “chain” you to certain people, social norms, or beliefs that have become a burden to you. See Shackles.
To be bound in chains is to be held back from doing what you want to do. See also Dress.
(Complications; Longevity; Marriage; Richness; Sin) In a dream, a chain represents an old or a rich woman whose earnings are lawful.
A chain in one’s hand or around one’s neck in a dream may mean threats, menaces, sin or disobedience. Seeing a chain around one’s neck in a dream also means marriage to a woman of bad character.
A chain in a dream also denotes complications. Seeing oneself chained means sorrow and distress. (Also see Bond’)
Close ties, in a positive sense. Chains have been the symbol for shackles and bondage as far back as the second century.
Dreams of a chain symbolize your connection to people, events and your interconnectivity with all life. Pay particular attention to what you are chained to. It may be time for change and a rearrangement of agreements and commitments. Consider the chain reaction, the cause and effect that your actions have on the people around you. See Karma and Caught.
1- To dream of chains in any form indicates a type of restriction or dependency. Just as we need strength to break out of chains, it is also needed in supporting chains. In becoming aware of what is holding us back, we also become appreciative of how to break free.
2- In dreams, we can become conscious of beliefs or mental attitudes both in ourselves and others which can create problems.
The links in a chain can very often symbolise the communication that we need to free ourselves.
3- Bondage and slavery, dignity and unity arc all symbolised by chains and highlight their ambiguity.