We need to be aware of emotional and intellectual rigidity in either ourselves or others around us. If we are wearing armour we may be overprotecting ourselves, whereas if others are in armour we may be overly aware of their defence mechanisms.
(Coat of mail; Shield) An armor in a dream means protection and defence. It also means fasting. If weapons are mixed with the armor or shield in one’s dream, it means that one’s enemies cannot reach him or cause harm to him. If one sees his armor laying down at his reach in his shop […]
The young child’s first experience of control is as he or she gains control over bodily functions, particularly the anal muscles. In dreams, the mind returns to that experience as a symbol of self-realization and self-reliance and, more negatively, of suppression and defence. Such a dream, therefore, is indicating an aspect of childish behaviour or […]
For many people privacy is a very emotive issue and to dream of blackmail suggests that someone has penetrated our defences, probably in an inappropriate way.
Dreaming of an article which is cracked indicates our recognition of something which is flawed in our lives. There may be a weakness or difficulty in the attitudes and defences we use to meet life’s problems.
Putting up a defence, perhaps a wall or barrier, signifies that we feel threatened in some way. We may have to justify our position over a situation in our waking lives.
If a woman is defending herself in a dream she is guarding against some kind of ‘assault’, often of her own private space. If a man has such a dream, it shows he will defend against his own vulnerability.
Defending anything in a dream is protecting it spiritually, perhaps from contamination or from penetration. Defending any type of sacred space would have this meaning.
Defending our position suggests that there is a conflict of some sort in us, maybe of ideas or principles.
When we dream of a dam its significance may vary. We may be bottling up our own emotions and drive, or conversely we could be trying to stop somebody else’s emotional outburst from happening. To be building a dam indicates we are likely to be putting up defences, whereas if a dam is bursting we […]