(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. 5:16Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand
The entanglement and constriction of a problemDream 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, agreementThe 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 forecastThe 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; RestrainedThe 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
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