Overcome with fear; see “panic”
A sense of inability to act in a given situation, usually with regard to love.
If the paralysis was total, then the dream may fear taking a certain action. It could be whether or not to declare his love, propose marriage, or break up.
If the paralysis was only partial, sexual inhibitions could be the problem.
The dreamer may feel inhibited or blocked from moving ahead with plans for major changes in her life due to circumstances beyond her control. Astrological parallel: Saturn Tarot parallels: The Pope, or Hierophant
If you dream that you are paralyzed and cannot move, you may feel unable to deal with a situation in real life. You could be frustrated that you can’t change anything, or you are having troubles expressing your feelings.
To dream that someone else is paralyzed, means you feel that someone you know is letting you down by not helping you in some situation, or by not taking charge of their own affairs.
This can happen when one becomes partly conscious during the dreaming state. During the dream state, muscles become suppressed not giving to movement.