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Did You Dream About Armor? Here's What It Means

Whenever a meaningful dream-concept like armor shows up in dreams, it can have many possible explanations.

Listed below are three analytical dream interpretations of this dream subject from our dream experts.

Which analysis makes the most sense for your dream?


What does armor mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of wearing armor signifies your defense mechanisms. But the specific meaning of armor in a dream obviously depends on your present circumstances.

You may be feeling vulnerable or are shielding yourself from emotional harm.

It can also represent your need for protection or your desire to hide your true self. Seeing someone else in armor, by contrast, can indicate that person is emotionally distant or guarded. It could also suggest that you see them as a protective figure in your life. Both of these dreams highlight themes of protection, defense, and emotional barriers.

Armor can often be a complex dream symbol to really interpret with certainty. To say for sure, I'd need to get an understanding of the dreamer's life and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of donning armor may symbolize the ego's attempt to fortify itself against perceived threats, embodying Freud's concept of the "fortress ego".

Taking that analysis a bit deeper... It may reflect an unconscious struggle with feelings of insecurity or inadequacy. Witnessing another in armor, however, might suggest projection, a defense mechanism where one attributes their own unacceptable feelings to others. This armored figure could represent aspects of yourself you're unwilling to acknowledge. Both of these dreams underscore the interplay of vulnerability and defense, a dance between the conscious and unconscious mind.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of wearing armor can be a spiritual message about your inner strength and resilience. It may symbolize the spiritual armor you're donning to protect your soul from negative energies or challenges. This dream can also be a call to stand firm in your beliefs and values. Seeing someone else in armor, however, could represent a spiritual guide or guardian angel in your life, offering protection and guidance. It may also symbolize your perception of someone as emotionally guarded or distant. Both of these dreams reflect the spiritual journey of self-protection, resilience, and understanding the emotional boundaries of others.

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So whose dream analysis makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above interpretations for armor best matches your dream vision?

Only you can know for sure. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a multifaceted thing. Just about any image in a dream can reflect multiple meanings — or result from multiple realities from our conscious life.

Got a better dream interpretation on a dream about armor of your own? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own analysis in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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