The image of a tape – particularly the slightly old-fashioned recording tape – is spiritually a way of recording and measuring life’s processes. This ties in with the idea of the Akashic records – when everything that is, was or ever shall be is noted.
Psychological / Emotional Perspective:
Masking or parcel tape could be considered to be restraining – to create boundaries – within which movement becomes difficult. In dreams we become aware of the limitation we impose on ourselves in everyday life.
Everyday Material Aspects:
Dreaming of a measuring tape indicates our need to ‘measure’our lives in some way. Perhaps we may need to consider how we communicate with, or ‘measure up’to, other people’s expectations. Equally, if we are doing the measuring we may be trying to create order in our lives.
You might also like to consult the entries for Communication, Measure and Record / Records/Recording.