Obstacles in life. Resistance to obstacles that need to be overcome.
The positive side of this symbol is that unknown obstacles are made clear and become conscious, which is the prerequisite to overcoming them.
The type of obstacle is important.
(see Abyss, Bridge, Cage, Cliff, Dam, Gate, Hole)
Traffic jams (see Car): Taking a direction perceived as free from trouble, only to find the way blocked for some unknown reason. Usually this pertains to external circumstances that you cannot control, but find frustrating.
Walls or barriers: If walls can talk, what are yours telling you? Is it too soon to move forward, or is the wall a kind of test to overcome? Also note that walls can symbolize limitations that are imposed by family, friends, job, or culture.
Fence: This reveals perceived class restrictions and prohibitions. Alternatively, it you’re sitting on the fence, by all means make up your mind! Falling off a fence speaks of taking on a project that you are simply incapable of handling considering your other responsibilities right now.
To avoid being the proverbial Humptv Dumpty, carefully balance your schedule and duties before taking on anything else.
Consider who or what is causing the barrier you see in your dream. What part of your nature provides the best tool to remove that obstruction (the rational, intuitive, or emotional self)?
Is the obstacle natural or human made? Natural obstacles represent something that would happen to anyone approaching this same situation.
For example, a barrier reef standing between you and an island indicates everyday problems. Simply navigate around them so that you can rest in a safe haven. Conversely, human-made obstacles symbolize manufactured problems or delays. Such obstacles can be self-originated or caused by external forces.