To dream of a fence represents emotional or relationship boundaries. Feelings about some kind of barrier being in your way. Feeling “fenced” in or restricted in what you can do. Feeling restricted from personal growth. Something about yourself or someone else that needs to be respected. A clear understanding about what kind of behavior is inappropriate. A clear understanding about what you know you aren’t supposed to do. Feelings about established territory in a relationship.
Negatively, a fence may reflect a fear of angering someone or heightened sensitivity about upsetting someone. You may feel emotionally restricted. Feel separated from someone. Relationship constraints. Feeling unable to express yourself in a relationship or make progress in some way. A fence could also reflect your wish for privacy or to shut off others. Intentionally putting up a barrier between you and others. Obstacles or barriers that you don’t like noticing in your life. Crossing other people’s emotional boundaries or barriers. Anxiety about asking for help because you feel it’s inappropriate.
To dream of a broken fence with boards missing may reflect chance opportunities to witness something you are not supposed to witness. Being exposed to a weakness or behavioral aberration that allows you to learn something nobody wants you learning. Bad behavior that goes unnoticed. Exposure to something awesome or dangerous not meant to be experienced. Learning about an opportunity to get ahead that nobody would teach you directly.
Fences may appear in dreams when you are experiencing a separation or argument in a relationship.
Example: A man dreamed of carefully walking along the top of a fence and feeling like he had to be very careful about it. He fell in the dream and broke the fence. In waking life his relationship with his wife was very fragile and he felt like he had to be very careful about respecting her while fearing a breakup.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing a fence. In waking life he was experiencing a co-worker being very territorial about a computer at work.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a fence. In waking life he husband had been deployed to the Iraq war. The fence may have reflected her feelings about the army creating a difficult boundary for her relationship with her husband.
Example 4: A man dreamed of a ball landing in another person’s yard and being insecure about asking permission to get the ball back. In waking life he needed help from someone, but felt that it would be inappropriate to ask.
Example 5: A man dreamed of building a fence around a pond. In waking life he found himself becoming more introverted.
Example 6: A young boy dreamed of a broken fence with boards missing. On the other side of the fence were bay bays who tried to copy whatever he did and do it faster. In waking life he was noticing himself getting away with bad behavior that let him get ahead of other people and became addicted or accustomed to the bad behavior because it always worked better for him than behaving honestly. The broken fence with boards missing may have reflected his chance encounter with experiencing himself getting away with bad behavior.
Example 7: A young woman dreamed of jumping over a fence and then celebrating and dancing. In waking life he had decided to lose her virginity with her boyfriend after long period of waiting.