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What does it mean to see an jail in a dream?

Jail Dream Meaning: From 23 Different Sources

Being in jail in your dreams may comment on your lack of personal freedom. It may also come as a response to guilt feelings.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Symbolic of a loss of freedom or being bound and imprisoned mentally or spiritually, Ps. 137:3

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Jail is the place where criminals go when they are awaiting trial and before the major incarceration of prison. You can be quite innocent of a crime and still be in jail. In this way, jail is symbolic of any powerful sense of restraint and limitation that keeps you from enjoying a sense of freedom.

If your dream takes place in jail, examine your life for a situation or limiting belief that is holding you back.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

A physical or mental place of confinement

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

See prison

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

To dream of jail involving your lover indicates that this person is not to be trusted. Jail dreams involving yourself indicate that you are feeling restricted and need increased freedom in your life. Jail dreams involving acquaintances indicates that you may give something to an undeserving person. Jail dreams involving children indicate concern over the child and their welfare.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

A lover in jail shows this person is a deceiver and not to be trusted.

To see strangers in jail may mean you will be asked to help someone you do not feel is deserving.

To be in jail may mean you are suffering from a feeling of confinement and too much togetherness with your spouse.

To see someone on death row denotes the death of an unhappy relationship.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

Totally locked off.

Expansions Dream Dictionary | Stewart A. Swerdlow

Dreaming of being in jail indicates a feeling of guilt for something you have done that was wrong, but that you hoped to get away with.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

If you dream that you are in jail it indicates that in life you will prosper. This is a dream of contrary.

Indian Interpretation of Dreams | Indian - Anonymous

If you dream that you are in jail, you are feeling suffocated in a relationship or situation.

If you dream your boyfriend or crush is in jail, it is a signal that this person is deceitful and untrustworthy.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

This is generally considered an unfortunate dream, unless you are released in due time. See JUDGE.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Feelings of confinement, punishment, sometimes over guilt for a past misdeed.

2. Reverse: happiness, likely domestic.

3. A feeling someone close may not be truthful.

4. Temptations should be avoided (as in “jailbait”).

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

To see others in jail, you will be urged to grant privileges to persons whom you believe to be unworthy To see negroes in jail, denotes worries and loss through negligence of underlings.

For a young woman to dream that her lover is in jail, she will be disappointed in his character, as he will prove a deceiver. See Gaol.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Dreaming about jail may make you think that you have done something immoral, illegal, or an act that merits punishment. You may also have a fear of being trapped emotionally or physically.

If you are the jailer, you may have an unconscious desire to exert control over others or in a particular situation. Either way, this dream suggests that you have obstacles in your life that may not be easy to overcome.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

The dreams in which a prison appears or in which you are imprisoned allude to a limitation of your energy and creativity. They denote the need to transform your routine. They are also related to the changes that occur on the outside and cannot be reached from your prison. Therefore, images such as this one advise you to reflect on the causes of your imprisonment. Finally, these dreams express those attitudes and emotions imprisoned within yourself and that must be freed. When you see someone behind bars, it likely symbolizes that part of you that you repress.

The most common superstitions say that if you have this dream one of your greatest wishes will come true. Others, surprisingly, predict marriage.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

The young woman who dreams that her lover Is In jail is forewarned of the underlying weaknesses in his moral make-up which have hitherto remained concealed.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

An obstacle dream.

Your difficulties will be short term if you escaped or were released; otherwise expect a long tough struggle.

If your dream featured others in jail, it signifies freedom from worry.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Self-imposed barriers resulting from inaction; key to getting out is creative thinking: define your goal and move ahead. Take responsibility for your life.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Prisons can often stand for a set of beliefs that limit the dreamer’s personal development or progress. The dream may help us escape this limitations by forcing us to confront them and examine what triggered them. A similar symbol of psychological entrapment, a cage, may also represent some kind of frustration with our life. There may be feelings of inferiority or a desire to break free from social convention.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

(see Cage, Dead End)

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

Dreaming of jail symbolizes the feeling of confinement, frustration, and/or the inability to act.

If you are the jailer, you may have some unconscious desire to exert control over others.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

lucky numbers: 01-02-04-21-25-38

being a jailer: keep an immoral or improper impulse in check.

being in: resent being guarded from your criminal impulses by others.

dark, a: look wel into matters before you leap and are cal ed to account for them.

enemies: a short-lived fortune from your reluctantly granted favor.

for a long time: feel trapped in a jail-like relationship.

life: wil answer to your employer’s criticism for going on a jag.

friends: wish you were in charge of a particular person’s actions.

wrongdoing, because of: wil be caught in a white lie, which becomes a big lie.

sweetheart, your: wil be gravely embarrassed and disappointed in lover’s character.

woman dreaming of: must endure much suffering from an unknown source.

released from, being promptly: are in danger of contracting an infectious disease.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

Jail Dream | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Jail

16 dream symbols found for this dream.

Cage (jail)

Escaping from a jail: Freedom, liberation, and self-expression. Also moving into a new stage in your life. 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. ... cage (jail) dream meaning

The Language of Dreams

Jail / Jailer

Dreams of a jail or prison guard signifies that you are coming to grips with the part of you that holds you captive behind bars of guilt and shame. You are realizing he key to set you free is in your own hands, and it lies in your ability to make amends, and forgive yourself and those who have harmed you. See Prison. ... jail / jailer dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations

Jail / Jailor

Dreaming about being in jail usually reflects a sense of restriction one feels in one’s outer life, the limiting of one’s creativity. It could also indicate a sense of guilt or self-criticism. Alternatively, the dreamer may need to “put a lock on” certain actions and behavior. Dreaming about being the jailor is similar, though it shifts the focus to our own agency—we are the ones restricting ourselves. ... jail / jailor dream meaning

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Jail, Jailer

Seeing people in jail foretells small worries for the dreamer, such as disappointment in associates, or losses due to negligence on the part of others concerned. A jailer in the dream is another form of a wish to elude responsibilities that have become unbearable. If the jailer is with other people then the dreamer would like to eradicate them. Just to see a jail may be a guilt complex for some very minor infringement of the law such as a traffic violation. ... jail, jailer dream meaning

Psycho Dream Interpretation


To see a jailer, denotes that treachery will embarrass your interests and evil women will enthrall you. To see a mob attempting to break open a jail, is a forerunner of evil, and desperate measures will be used to extort money and bounties from you. ... jailer dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


1. A possible loss of reputation in the offing, a need for moral reassessment. 2. An aspect of personality that may be slowing down growth or advancement. 3. Feelings that an individual is confining or detaining the dreamer. 4. A feeling that someone close is up to no good. ... jailer dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


(Blacksmith; Digging) Ajailer in a dream represents a grave digger. ... jailer dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation


Symbolic of a spiritual oppressor, Matt. 18:34... jailer dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols


May be any of a range of attitudes, such as guilt, self criticism, sense of alienation, intellect, restricting the expres­sion of other pans of one s nature. See prison. ... jailer dream meaning

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences


1- To dream of a jailer will indicate we feel we arc being restricted in some way, maybe by our own emotions or by somebody else’s personality or actions. There will be a sense of self-criticism and of alienation which makes it difficult to carry out our ordinary; everyday tasks. 2- When we are in a situation from which we cannot escape, the personality that appears in our dream often gives us a clue as to how we have got ourselves into that situation. For instance, to experience ourselves in prison - and at the same time being unfairly treated by our jailer would indicate that not only may we have been party to the entrapment, but also that we have become victims of our own circumstances. 3- The dreamer may be feeling a degree of spiritual difficulty. ... jailer dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary


To dream of a jailer foretells a lack of ethics and loyalty. It also predicts an impending loss. ... jailer dream meaning

Dream Symbols and Analysis


To see a lover being locked up by a jailer is a warning that this person is of low moral character. To see a jailer means you will meet with much treachery at the hands of a woman. It is a dream of loss and evil times to dream of a mob trying to break in and bind a jailer. ... jailer dream meaning

Encyclopedia of Dreams


We may be feeling a degree of spiritual difficulty, a sense of being held back. ... jailer dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile


Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of a jailer suggests we feel we are being restricted in some way, maybe by our own emotions or by somebody else’s personality or actions. There will be a sense of self-criticism and of alienation which makes it difficult to carry out our ordinary, everyday tasks. ... jailer dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile


Material aspects: When we are in a situation from which we cannot escape, the personality that appears in our dream often gives information as to how we have got ourselves into that situation. For instance, being unfairly treated by our jailer would indicate that not only may we have been party to the entrapment, but also that we have become victims of our own circumstances. ... jailer dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile


Universal Landscape: Restrictions and consequences of choices made. Dreaming Lens: Were you in jail? Was someone else? Were you visiting a jail? Were you in a cell? Why were you imprisoned? Personal Focus: When you break the law, you go to prison. And while you have to engage in criminal activity to find yourself in jail in real life, the idea of being imprisoned by something can easily apply to any number of circumstances where you feel bound to some person, place, or thing in a way that feels severely constricting. In fact, the phrase “like a jail sentence” is often used in casual conversation to refer to anything that obligates a person beyond their comfort level. There is a difference between jail and prison, which may be significant, especially if the dream was clearly taking place in one or the other. While they have very similar sensibilities, a jail is where someone is taken when they are suspected of committing a crime or when the crime is of low severity. Prison is where convicted criminals of more serious crimes are sent to pay their debt to society. If this distinction is made clear in your dream, recognize that jail is a more temporary form of bondage. Prison indicates that a more serious matter is being expressed. At the core of the symbolic meaning of prison is what you did to get there. The inciting incident that ends in jail time is always a choice that may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but has consequences resulting in the removal of freedom and comfort in some area of your life. When this environment plays prominently in a dream, examine your life for where you may be feeling that a decision you made in the past is feeling like something you can’t escape in the present. ... prison/jail dream meaning

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