If you dreamed of a knot or tying a knot and are aware of the practice of tying a knot so you don’t forget to do something, your dream may have been reminding you to carry out some important task in your waking life. Alternatively, tying the knot is a symbol of marriage or entering into a relationship. If you find yourself unable to untangle a dream knot in a string, cable, cord, elastic or shoelace, was your unconscious telling you that you are tying yourself in knots or that you are responsible for the current muddle in your waking life? If you dreamed of knots that you find impossible to untie, such as the string on a parcel or entwined fishing nets, this may have represented a knotty or complicated problem that is holding you back in waking life. Your dream may tell you whether or not these problems will defeat you or whether you will solve them. If you lose your patience in your dream, the dream may in fact be urging you to have more patience. Mystery packages, parcels and containers that you cannot open in your dreams may also highlight aspects of your personality that you are denying; the appearance of the dream package may give you a clue about its nature. For example, if it was gift-wrapped, this may suggest a gift or talent you have repressed. A dream treasure chest that you cannot open may also suggest potential emotional riches lying just within.