Authority and correction Related DreamsRod 1. A phallic symbol. 2. Determination and will. 3. To draw attention to (as in “lightning rod”). 4. Happiness, usually in relationships (note the material from which the rod is made).Iron Rod Symbolic of judgment, Rev. 19:15Rod Symbolic of the words of Christ, Isa. 11:4Rod A dream of sadness (Gypsy). See scriptural symbolism. Erotic symbol (Freud).