1. Protection from emotional onslaught.
2. Higher aspirations.
Getting past a tough barrier to gain something with substantial sustenance. This includes breaching any obstacles you’ve placed between yourself and the world, or those behind which other people hide (see Armor).... The Language of Dreams
According to Jung, transformation process in alchemy; something wants to transcend.
Opening (of an Exhibition, etc.) Well-known symbol for new beginnings, as in Baby, Birth, and Child.
Is it a store or art gallery that is opening? What is being shown or sold? The kind of objects that are on display point, symbolically, to the kind of new beginning that is to come.
A bookstore, for instance, might point to education and intellectual subjects; an art exhibition might point to creative / artistic self-development.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see others carrying them, foretells that you will be appealed to for aid by charity.
To borrow one, you will have a misunderstanding, perhaps, with a warm friend.
To lend one, portends injury from false friends.
To lose one, denotes trouble with some one who holds your confidence.
To see one torn to pieces, or broken, foretells that you will be misrepresented and maligned.
To carry a leaky one, denotes that pain and displeasure will be felt by you towards your sweetheart or companions.
To carry a new umbrella over you in a clear shower, or sunshine, omens exquisite pleasure and prosperity.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the umbrella is opened, you may be protecting yourself from unconscious materials.
If the umbrella is closed, then you may be prepared and be willing to deal with the unfamiliar psyche. Old dream interpretations say that the umbrella is the symbol of security.
If the umbrella is broken or turned inside out, your ultimate achievement is possible but delayed.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the umbrella is open, you may be protecting yourself from the “stuff” in your unconscious.
If you open the umbrella in your dream, it may indicate that you are prepared and willing to discover yourself. Carrying a closed umbrella in the rain is highly unfortunate for the dreamer and his business plans. Traditionally, the umbrella is the symbol of security. However, if the umbrella is broken or turned inside out your ultimate achievement is still possible, but it will be delayed.
A leaky umbrella denotes quarrels with loved ones.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- As we mature we need to develop certain coping skills. In dreams these can be seen as a protective covering, hence the image of the umbrella.
3- As a sunshade conferred status and power, so does the umbrella.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An alternative type of minor that shields the bearer from elements of a situation to which she or he prefers not to be exposed.
If the umbrella won’t open, or collapses in the wind, this represents being beset by annoyances and little troubles that increase stress levels.
A leaky umbrella symbolizes having attention distracted from little but important details that can make the difference between success and failure.
Because of its shape, this can be another type of circle or wheel dream. See if any patterns appear on the umbrella, for more interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Are you afraid of something? Are you afraid of your passions? Don’t deny your emotions—deal with them and you will feel much better. Are you afraid that things will only get worse and you will, like rain in some places, end up in the gutter? See Parasol.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of carrying an open umbrella in the rain is a very fortunate sign that speaks of good luck in most endeavors.
A leaky umbrella denotes quarrels with loved ones.... Encyclopedia of Dreams