Dreams of your father represent the archetypal symbols of authority, responsibility, competence and the structures of your life. • A man dreaming of his father suggests searching for a role model, whereas a woman dreaming of a father figure signifies a need to be looked after or taken care of. For her it also links into the pattern of future relationships. • Your father in a dream may be showing you, you need to “grow up” and rely on your own resources or take more responsibility for your life.