A chain can represent limitations put in place by an authority or by you.
Dreaming that you are chained up could mean:
- You're feeling that someone is trying to control, limit, or deny you freedoms
- You're feeling that you're limiting yourself, such as with too much self-discipline, narrow thinking, or limited beliefs
Something being chained shut, such as a gate, could represent:
- Security or safety
- A feeling of being denied access (such as to a person's feelings they don't want to share)
- A recent situation where you felt like something was "off limits" to you