General Meaning: To have your freedom taken away. A place of restriction and oppression. Dreams • In interpreting a cage in an internal dream, I would not see a positive connotation to it unless your enemies were in that cage! In dreaming that you are in a cage or being held captive, it would represent your lack of freedom. • This would indicate that you are bound either by your circumstance, by your past or by some form of oppression. The enemy keeps you in bondage while the Lord gives freedom. • The mind can often be a cage in that it restricts you. Your analytical mind could be stopping your progress. A cage also represents fear, which could indicate being bound by a fear of the past that has been exposed again in your life. • In personal experience I have seen people in cages and the Lord has told me that they have put themselves in the cage. One such case was a woman who had a fear of opening herself up to the Lord. I saw her in a cage and the Lord being able to only pass small objects through it to her. The interpretation was that because she had closed off her heart to the Lord out of fear, He could only give her small blessings because of her restriction. • Visions • I could not find a positive connotation for a cage in Scripture either. A cage in an external dream or vision speaks of the deceit and devices of the enemy. It is a warning of a trap that has been set, or it is a word of knowledge that the person you are ministering to is in bondage. • Jeremiah 5:26 For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men. • 27 As a cage is full of birds, so [are] their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and become rich. • It is a place of evil and a place where the enemy and his evil works abound Revelation 18:2 …and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. • See also: Bars, Prison.