Dream meaning of ropes

Ropes in dreams, signify perplexities and complications in affairs, and uncertain love making.

If you climb one, you will overcome enemies who are working to injure you.

To decend a rope, brings disappointment to your most sanguine moments.

If you are tied with them, you are likely to yield to love contrary to your judgment.

To break them, signifies your ability to overcome enmity and competition.

To tie ropes, or horses, denotes that you will have power to control others as you may wish.

To walk a rope, signifies that you will engage in some hazardous speculation, but will surprisingly succeed. To see others walking a rope, you will benefit by the fortunate ventures of others.

To jump a rope, foretells that you will startle your associates with a thrilling escapade bordering upon the sensational.

To jump rope with children, shows that you are selfish and overbearing; failing to see that children owe very little duty to inhuman parents. To catch a rope with the foot, denotes that under cheerful conditions you will be benevolent and tender in your administrations.

To dream that you let a rope down from an upper window to people below, thinking the proprietors would be adverse to receiving them into the hotel, denotes that you will engage in some affair which will not look exactly proper to your friends, but the same will afford you pleasure and interest.

For a woman, this dream is indicative of pleasures which do not bear the stamp of propriety.


To dream that you are walking on a tightrope indicates that you are in a very precarious situation. You need to proceed carefully and weigh all the pros and cons of some important decision.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You are examining how you connect to things you see as separate from you, what you are grasping at, how you secure things, and how entangled or tied up you are by situations in your life. Uncoiling a rope means the beginning of a new phase, while coiling a rope means a successful completion of a difficult task. Someone throwing you a rope is a promise of assistance and rescue. Climbing a rope means you are determined to succeed and overcome adversity.
Emotional Emotional
Being tied up means you feel criticized, restricted, and helpless in your self-expression. Climbing down a rope means you feel disappointed, incapable, and have given up, or you are coming back to earth safely without falling or failing.
Spiritual Spiritual
Walking a tightrope means you are concentrating on your path, paying attention to the nuances of what keeps you safe and on purpose.


Like the chain, it is a general symbol for binding and connexion.

Knotted cord, in Egyptian hieroglyphics, signifies a man’s name. Since the knot is a symbol for the individual’s existence, there are various hieroglyphic signs related to the name of a person in the shape of a knot or a bow or a belt or a crown and so on. The seal has the same significance.

The silver cord in Vedic teaching has a significance which goes still deeper: it expresses the sacred, inner path which binds the outer consciousness of man (his intellect) with his spiritual essence (the ‘centre’ or ‘silver palace’).

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4 Definitions
  1. If we are tied down, a rope can be what we feel is holding us back. If we dream about tying up someone else, it could represent our efforts to restrain ourselves, perhaps holding back desires.

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 7, 2022 at 7:33 am

    General symbol of connection and attachment, like the chain.
    If the rope is choking you the dream reveals fear of dealing with problems. Similarly, tying objects or people is a sign of repression of feelings. The rope may also symbolize the desire to rise spiritually or to move up both socially and professionally.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 11, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    To dream of seeing or handling a coil of rope signifies the successful completion of a difficult task or assignment; to uncoil rope predicts the beginning of a new chapter in your life; if your dream featured the making of rope, you will soon learn the reason behind a long-standing mystery or puzzling situation; a rope noose indicates an unfortunate personal entanglement which will entail some unpleasant moments to loosen. To dream of walking a rope signifies a propitious period for speculation; to see someone else walking a rope is a sign of gain through influential friends.

  4. Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox April 15, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    This symbolizes the potential to do a great variety of structural adjustments in your life by keeping resources close at hand.
    Rope is a magnificent tool that allows you to do a number of things; the most common is the tying up of objects that would otherwise be separate. In the world of symbols, what you tie together with rope might be anything from ideas to emotions.

    The rope itself is the potential to execute some measure of control over situations that feel somewhat chaotic. What the rope is doing in the dream will offer deeper meaning. Make sure to pay special attention to how the rope is knotted, as a knot is evidence of past efforts to control things that may not have been as effective as desired. Remember too that any knot can be undone with the right amount of effort.

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