In spiritual terms, any barrier suggests a division between two states, e.G.
The spiritual and the mundane, or the physical and emotional.
The implication is that it has been placed there for a purpose, to alert us to a duality.
Psychological / emotional perspective: As a barrier signifies an obstacle to be overcome, or a difficulty to be recognized, the nature of the barrier and our reactions will clarify any action that needs to be taken. In our most vulnerable emotional states we may need some sort of buffer between us and the rest of the world.
Material aspects: If the barrier is a safety barrier we perhaps need to stop and consider our actions.
To run into a buffer may indicate the need for caution. It suggests a parameter beyond which there is danger.
Restriction, limitation, or establishing boundaries.
A frequently occurring dream symbol when feeling confined and unable to move forward. Also see Amputation, Cage. Balking at something, holding back. Sign of social force. Taboo.
Difficulty in making social or business contacts.
To have hit a brick wall. Usually points to a challenge.
1. Severely limiting obstacles, often in life or circumstances.
2. Feelings of territory or a need or desire for boundaries, usually protective.
3. Possible emotional block, usually for protective reasons.
Dreams of a barrier symbolize resistance to your circumstances or that there is a challenge to overcome. You are grappling with a growth opportunity that once overcome will make you stronger, clearer, wiser, and better.
Dreaming of walls, closed doors, fences and any other type of barriers predicts the frustration of plans, as a general rule.