At its simplest, the noose represents a traumatic death. In a more complex sense it can represent the binding or capturing of spiritual intent, and the harnessing of spiritual energy. A noose, like the halter, harness and other symbols of restraint, suggests the taming of a perhaps wild untamed part of our personality. A noose can also imply the prevention of self-expression. A noose in a dream suggests that we have a fear of being trapped, perhaps by others? actions. We are also aware that we can create a trap for ourselves, thereby ?putting a noose round our own necks?. Traditionally, a drawing of a hangman's noose was a threat of death and it can still have that association in dreams. As always, this ?death? may be of part of our personality being unduly restrained. For a young woman wishing to leave home, a noose might represent a fear of becoming trapped in the parental home. Also consult the entries for Halter, Hang/Hanging, Harness and Rope.