Chain dreams

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Chains are usually used for binding one object (or person or animal) to another object.

Chains are used in place of any other kind of rope or bonding material because it is tougher and can hold larger and stronger objects.

Chains in your dreams can represent some extremely strong emotions and forces in your life that are holding you back. There is some heavy negativity in your life, and you wish to break free and sever the bonds but are finding it extremely difficult.

In your dream you may have

  • Been chained to something.
  • Been chained to another person.
  • Had chains wrapped around only you.
  • Seen someone else chained to something or someone.
  • Broken free from chains.
  • Seen somebody else break free from chains.
  • Noticed the chains already broken.
  • Seen a chained object or two objects chained together.
  • Seen a chain by itself.
  • Seen a chained animal, like a dog.
  • Chained objects, people or animals together.
  • Seen chains as part of the décor in a spooky building.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You were able to break free from the chains.
  • You chained something that was harmful.
  • You saw another person or an animal break free from chains.

Detailed dream interpretation

If you encounter a dream which contains a chain is a sign that you cannot progress in your life without the help of others. You are feeling tied down to your circumstances and are no longer sure whether you can brave the world alone. Look to the specifics of the dream to see what it may have been calling your attention to.

If you are chained to an object, it shows that it will take some enormous effort to be able to escape any current negativity in your life. It is much more difficult to escape from anything when you do not have another person there to support you. Although your pride sometimes gets in the way, you should consider reaching out to a support system or a counselor for assistance.

If you are chained to another person in your dream, you have a better chance of escaping the negativity in your life. Other people are helpful sometimes in combating the issues that we cannot face alone. However, if the person you were chained to is mean or cynical, it may show that you rely a bit too heavily on other people for help.

If you succeed in escaping from a set of chains then this can show that you’re going to free yourself from some negative situation or social engagement. You are taking the right steps toward greater positively in your life.

If you chain an object down, then you are trying very hard to escape the negative things in your life. If you chained a positive object or animal (bunnies, flowers, etc.), then you are afraid to let yourself be happy in the waking world. If you chain down a negative object in your dream (weapons, beasts, etc.), then you are on the right steps to facing your demons and letting go of negativity.

If you see chains on the floor, or if you see strangers chained to each other, this can foretell there are treacherous people around you at the moment. The people you see chained are not necessarily the traitors in your life, but are just representative of those people in your dream. No need to worry; because the people were chained without your help, your dream is showing you that they will soon get what they deserve.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Personal goals.
  • Letting go of negativity.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of chains

Negative. Repressed. Worry about being trapped in the chains. Letting go of things in life.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012