The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge

Wrapping, wrapped around

  • a plant wrapping itself around you or seeing someone or something wrapped by a plant (usually a climbing plant). This image symbolizes emotional property relations (usurping ownership of another to the detriment of actual human feelings).
  • being wrapped around by a octopus or other, similar creature: see Cephalopod.
  • two snakes wrapping themselves around a pole (Mercury's staff – caduceus): represents the positive and negative aspect, the male and female component, the fall and rise, while the staff in the symbol depicts the axis of the world; in a higher principle the symbol separates original chaos from creation and also unifies antitheses in its whole.