Dream symbol Barbed wire


demarcation, fenced, protection, bondage, separation, inhibition

A barbed wire serves as a fence or barrier that is stretched to prevent animals or people from leaving or gaining access to a certain area. The invention of barbed wire comes from the Americans, more specifically from their cattle ranching. The purpose of this was to protect the grazing land of the cattle.

The word spread quickly and within a short time they were used all over the world.

Barbed wire is nowadays considered as a sign of oppression and lack of freedom. That is why they appear as a distinctive sign of various organizations representing human rights.

General dream interpretation

According to the general interpretation, the barbed wire symbolizes a warning on the dream level, which is understood in the sense that the dreamer should not get involved in love adventures or ambiguous affairs. It does not stand for putting partnership or marriage at risk.

If a barbed wire appears as a dream image, then this illustrates to the dreamer that it enjoys great popularity with the opposite sex and perhaps has a secret admirer around. What is significant for the interpretation of this dream is in what form the barbed wire is used. A barbed wire fence refers to a fencing in of feelings.

If the barbed wire in the dream stands in a concentration camp, this indicates the fear that one is different from the others and is not accepted as one is. A barbed wire on a prison wall as a dream image indicates to the dreamer that the person feels mentally confined.

If one has the courage in a dream and climbs over the barbed wire, this indicates that the dreamer would like to solve a certain problem, but he does not know how. If one sees oneself climbing over the barbed wire without much difficulty, this augurs success in real life. But if the person gets stuck at the barbed wire, he should be more careful with his plans in the realization and thus be able to avert failure.

Psychological dream interpretation

From a psychoanalytical point of view, the symbol of the surrounding barbed wire can indicate that the dreamer feels inhibited by hurtful comments of others, which subsequently hinders his development.

If the dreamer sees a barbed wire around his own property, this dream symbol is to represent to him consciously that he carries resistance in himself and would like to shield himself from the others in demonstrative attitude . If the sleeping person starts to cut the barbed wire in the dream, it augurs for him that he is urged to respect the feelings of others; on the other hand, he may be in danger of inflicting injury only to himself.

Wounded by the barbed wire in the dream, this image illustrates the inner psychic pain that the dreamer is carrying. He is thus advised to deal more deeply with this psychic wounding in order to heal it.

Spiritual dream interpretation

The transcendental dream interpretation points out in the dream image of the barbed wire that it is about inner limitations of the dreamer. These become perceptible through memories of sorrowful events that have left a deep cut in the dreamer.


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