A symbol of the “rod of correction”; if used as a walking stick, a symbol of physical weakness
Dreams of a stick can represent anger and a desire to protect yourself against a real or imagined threat.
A stick also signifies intimidation, and that perhaps you are being overly forceful in your negotiations. Also, a stick can be a phallic symbol, which represents aggressive sexual feelings. Consider the feeling tone of this dream, to determine its significance for you.
(see Trees, Rods, Wand)
Depending on its size and shape, this can be an emblem of leadership (e.g., “speak softy and carry a big stick”).
Freudian: An alternative phallic symbol.
A metaphorical message to perk up and stop being a “stick-in-the-mud.”
The type of wood, its shape, and how it is used or seen in the dream will further delineate this image for you.
For example, a piece of hazel wood with a forked end may symbolize improved divinatory talents or the ability to empathically “douse” out a situation (see Divination), as this wood was traditionally used for water- witching.