Dream Interpretation Jail | Dream Meanings
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.
(see Cage, Dead End)
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.
Self-imposed barriers resulting from inaction; key to getting out is creative thinking: define your goal and move ahead. Take responsibility for your life.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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”).
This is generally considered an unfortunate dream, unless you are released in due time. See JUDGE.
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.
If you dream that you are in jail it indicates that in life you will prosper. This is a dream of contrary.
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.
Totally locked off.
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.
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.
A physical or mental place of confinement
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.
Symbolic of a loss of freedom or being bound and imprisoned mentally or spiritually, Ps. 137:3
Being in jail in your dreams may comment on your lack of personal freedom. It may also come as a response to guilt feelings.