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

Knot Dream Meaning: From 25 Different Sources

(1) A knot may symbolize a problem, external or internal.

(2) It may be joining things together - in which case you are being asked to end an inner conflict by reconciling the opposed forces (conscious and unconscious; intellect and instinct or intuition; masculine and feminine components of your psyche), and letting them both make their contributions to your personal wholeness. See also Couple.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Tangle of feelings or tension, relational tie; a problem; the ties we have to work, family, mother’s apron strings, or views.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

A knotted rope represents a bond or tie that is lasting.

To tie the knot comments on the commitment in marriage.

A knot may also represent an entanglement that is difficult to get out of.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Anything tied into a knot is reflecting disparate elements that are bound together. Sometimes this is a positive construction, but it can also relate to the resulting chaos and confusion.

The presence of a knot in a dream may indicate that a complicated element of your life needs to be unwound.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

1. Getting married (Tied the knot)

2. Secured; Dan. 5:16

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

The entanglement and constriction of a problem

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

The knot symbolizes spiritual continuity or connection. It suggests a pause, perhaps for contemplation or assessment. As something to hold, a knot suggests capturing a fleeting idea or concept.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: A simple knot seen in a dream could represent the need to take a different direction in a project.

A more complex knot could indicate that we are bound to a situation by a sense of duty or guilt. Ultimately the only way to escape from such restraint is by loosening the ties in our relationship with someone else, or with a work situation.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: A knot is one of the most interesting symbols to appear in dreams, since it can have so many meanings. Negatively, particularly if it is seen as a angle, it can represent an unsolvable problem or difficulty.

The answer can only be ‘teased out’ gradually. Positively, a knot can represent the ties or bonds that we have to family, partner, friends or work.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream tying the knot is likely to have some aspect of being restrained or bound to a partner. In a woman’s dream it is more likely to represent commitment.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

A knot is an obvious symbol of constraints and restrictions on one’s freedom of thought, feelings, or actions, indicating a difficult situation that needs to be untied. Anxieties about getting married (“tying the knot”) are sometimes denoted by this dream symbol. More positively, a knot can symbolize control, and having something “all wrapped up.” (See also Necktie).

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Vision: Looking at a string with many knots: your situation is all “tangled up.” Undoing the knots in a string: it will take a lot of effort to straighten out a difficult matter, making it possible for a long-held wish to be realized. See String.

Depth Psychology: Depending on other actions in the dream, the knot symbolizes the problems and complicated relationships you have with other people—problems that need to be solved or quickly untangled. Simply “cut through” the knot if it won’t give or appears too daunting. Looking at loose knots in a dream: the relationships you have with certain people need more attention.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

If you dream of tying knots in a rope you are making problems for yourself.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

(Bond; Bridge; Contract; Liaison; Tie) To make a knot in one’s shirt in a dream means engaging in business. Tying a knot with a rope in a dream represents one’s religious commitment. Tying a knot with a handkerchief in a dream means giving fringe benefits to a servant or to an employee. Tying a belt over a pair of pants in a dream means marriage. Tying a knot with a thread in a dream means asserting one’s intention, or stipulating one’s plan, or it could mean sorcery and an evil spell. Ifone sees himselftying a rope or a thread around a pouch or a bag and could not open it again, and if an unknown person comesby and unties the knot in the dream, it means distress, stress, uptightness, or suffering from political persecution, or financial adversities that will be lifted unexpectedly by God’s leave.

(Also see Contract; Thread; Tie; Untying something)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

Symbolizes complications, unsolvable problems, and entanglement. Warning of being emotionally tied in knots. Undoing knots means the end of entanglements (Gordian knot).

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

A knot is a symbol of confusion and restriction. It often represents anxiety about a love relationship.

If you dream of being successful at undoing a knot, great success is coming to you.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

Dreams of a knot symbolize confusion. Perhaps there are too many opposing forces pulling at you at once, representing your own conflicting needs and emotional entanglements. This dream may be giving you the message to take time to unwind.

A knot can also represent a commitment, or that you are wanting to say, “No, not now.”

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1- A knot is one of the most interesting symbols to appear in dreams, since it can have so many- meanings. Negatively, if it is seen as a tangle, it can represent an unsolvablc problem or difficulty.

The answer can only be ‘teased out’ gradually. Positively, a knot can represent the ties that one has to family; friends or work.

2- A simple knot seen in a dream could represent the need to take a different direction in a project.

A more complex knot could indicate that we are bound to a situation by a sense of duty or guilt. It may well be that, ultimately the only way to escape from such restraint is by loosening the ties in our relationship with someone else, or with a work situation.

3- Spiritual continuity or connection.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Bound, tied, contract, agreement

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Knots in a dream means you are subjected to some form of tether, i.e., any impairment that is delaying or limiting your projects. You are tied to the circumstances, prisoners of the environment. You feel coerced and lack enthusiasm, which limits your creativity. According to other interpretations, the knots represent the problems we are trying to solve. Furthermore, they can also symbolize the union of two people or the feminine and masculine aspects of our personality.

The popular superstition has always associated knots with problems. For example, at a wedding, the bride should wear a shoe lace loose to scare off witches who want to “untie” her virginity. Similarly, in Scotland, it is believed that the body of a deceased person may not be placed in the coffin if there are any lumps in their clothes. This would prevent their spirit from resting in peace. In oneiric terms, this dream portends that you will run into issues that will trigger anxiety.

To help the knight into the saddle is a promise of happiness. But if he is getting off the horse it predicts you will lose a friend. The medieval knight is a symbol of love affairs.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

It is a prophecy of the happy solution of a perplexing problem if you dream of untying a knot in a rope or string.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

An obstacle dream signifying serious differences with someone close to you.

If you succeed in untying the knot, you are likely to reach a satisfactory compromise, but if you cut it, a break is forecast

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

A particularly tough challenge or problem whose solution is not obvious.

Security or control.


Complexity or complication (as in “a knotty situation”).

A joining of one or more objects or people (as in “tying the knot” by getting married).

See also: Problem; Tying; Holding; Restrained

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Tension, stress, as tied up in knots; closed off. Strength, unity, holding together.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

If you dreamed of a knot or tying a knot and are aware of the practice of tying a knot so you don’t forget to do something, your dream may have been reminding you to carry out some important task in your waking life. Alternatively, tying the knot is a symbol of marriage or entering into a relationship.

If you find yourself unable to untangle a dream knot in a string, cable, cord, elastic or shoelace, was your unconscious telling you that you are tying yourself in knots or that you are responsible for the current muddle in your waking life? If you dreamed of knots that you find impossible to untie, such as the string on a parcel or entwined fishing nets, this may have represented a knotty or complicated problem that is holding you back in waking life. Your dream may tell you whether or not these problems will defeat you or whether you will solve them.

If you lose your patience in your dream, the dream may in fact be urging you to have more patience. Mystery packages, parcels and containers that you cannot open in your dreams may also highlight aspects of your personality that you are denying; the appearance of the dream package may give you a clue about its nature. For example, if it was gift-wrapped, this may suggest a gift or talent you have repressed. A dream treasure chest that you cannot open may also suggest potential emotional riches lying just within. See also LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

Knot | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Knot

15 dream symbols found for this dream.


(Dollar; Money) A banknote in a dream represents a pure intention, a beautiful son, a treasure, an agreement, a consent, deputyship, devotion, straight path, swearing in, testimony or wisdom. Losing a banknote in a dream means losing one’s son or missing one’s prayers. Ifone sees himselfmoving piles of banknotes to his house in a dream, it means that money will be delivered to his hand. Though banknotes are blessings and they are what people need, nevertheless, they are also Satan’s arrows. Ifone sees himself handling a large quantity ofbanknotes in a dream, they mean trusts he receives for saving or as a business. If one sees himself holding a banknote in his hand in a dream, it means that he has entrusted something to a friend who will deliver it back to him on demand. A counterfeit banknote means illegal money or income from unknown source. A banknote carrying the denomination five, represents the five time daily prayers in Islam. Ifone loses one in the dream, it means that he neglects his required prayers. In some interpretations, banknotes represent a book. They also represent benefits to a poor person. Perhaps banknotes in a dream could represent the punishment of a hypocrite, or a person who respects no commitment toward his friends, or perhaps they could represent a beloved, . mutual support, helping others, or good news. Common denominations such as one hundred represent working for the government. Ifone sees himselfreceiving a coin ofmoney,or a banknote (e. g. One dollar), it means that he is sufferingfrom oppression. Ifone sees himself giving someone a banknote of the denomination one, then ifhe finds it shred’ded into pieces in the dream, it represents a severe enmity, a grievance, or a fight. Ifhe finds it thrown to the floor in the dream, it signifies heavy fighting between two people. (Also see Money)... banknote dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Coin / Banknote

If coins were running through your hands in your dream, are you being extravagant or excessive in waking life or wasting time on things you know are not good for you? Your dream may be urging you to be more careful. If you are surrounded by piles of banknotes in your dreams, this may be simple wish- fulfillment if you are experiencing financial worries. On the other hand, the banknotes may not just refer to financial concerns, but also to sexual or emotional deficiencies. ... coin / banknote dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia


To dream of seeing knots, denotes much worry over the most trifling affairs. If your sweetheart notices another, you will immediately find cause to censure him. To tie a knot, signifies an independent nature, and you will refuse to be nagged by ill-disposed lover or friend. ... knots dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


1. Facing problems without obvious solutions. 2. Lack of di­rection or inspiration. 3. Fear of commitment (“tying the knot”). ... knots dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


A dream of embarrassment and perplexity (Gypsy); “a knotty problem,” etc. Chinese symbol of longevity and luck (Pavitt). ... knots dream meaning

The Fabric of Dream


(see Connecting Devices, Rope, Ties)Feeling bound or obligated to something or someone. Security in relationships (e. g. , “tying the knot”). Nervousness (e. g. , a stomach “tied in knots”). Being tied up with: A type of bondage fantasy or cage dream. Problems and delays that have to be untangled (see Red: Red tape). Slip knot: Something that’s transitory and offers little security. Alternatively, wrangling your way out of a tight situation, akin to slipping out the back door. The return of health. In ancient times, knot magic was used as a kind of folk medicine wherein a person’s ailment was bound in a knot, then tossed away. Being untied: Restrictions and tensions easing. Liberty. ... knots dream meaning

The Language of Dreams


Vexations over matters of small importance will occur if you dream of seeing knots in string or cord You will be jealous if your sweetheart even notices another. Tying a knot is a sign that you will be independent and self-assertive, both of which qualities you should avoid over-emphasizing. Untying a knot is a forerunner of the solution of a vexing difficulty. ... knots dream meaning

The Complete Dream Book


You will meet with much to cause you anxiety. ... knots dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book


Knots indicate minor worries. If the dreamer ties a knot, time is needed to be free from an uncomfortable situation. ... knots dream meaning

Psycho Dream Interpretation


lucky numbers: 08-13-26-35-45-51made by others: their history is revealed in the knots they pick. making: a rhythm and a flow, a twist and a turn and a wrap around your madness. enemies: wil have reason for anxiety, but not for trifling affairs. relatives: constraints of one’s traditional values in the face of modernity. sailors, in ropes on a ship: feel control over your thoughts and actions. string with many: have woven a tangled web of infidelity; refuse to be nagged into it. loose: have ignored valued relationships for the sake of independence. undoing a: leave no past issue unraveled, nor any present flirtation not reprimanded. tying: wil soon meet one who wil be a true friend. untying: wil escape some danger if you refuse to go horseback riding. L L L L L... knots dream meaning

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days

Mystic Knot

1- Traditionally, the mystic knot had no beginning and no end. Its basic meaning suggests an unsolvable problem. We probably need to leave such a problem until it is solved by time. 2- ‘I’hc mystic knot usually appears as we are attempting to understand ourselves and our relationship with the spiritual. 3- The mystic knot suggests Infinity. ... mystic knot dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Mystic Knot

The mystic knot suggests infinity. Traditionally it consists of 8x8 knots and is never ending. As a symbol it appears in places as far apart as china and countries of celtic origin. The mystic knot usually appears in dreams as we are attempting to understand ourselves and our relationship with the spiritual. ... mystic knot dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Mystic Knot

Psychological / emotional perspective: Mystic knots are one of the eight buddhist symbols that symbolize long life unaffected by setback. Their traditional meaning in celtic lore is the interconnection of life and humankind’s place within the universe. Both these meanings are highlighted in dreams and will suggest that we can live life accepting what it has to offer. ... mystic knot dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Mystic Knot

Material aspects: Traditionally, the mystic, or in mundane terms the gordian knot had no beginning and no end. Its basic meaning suggests an unsolvable problem. We probably need to leave such a problem until it is solved either by time or correct action. ... mystic knot dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Tying A Knot

(See Contract)... tying a knot dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation