What It Really Means When You Dream About Wearing Armor

There are two kinds of people. First, those who believe that dreams are dreams, nothing more. For that category of people, dreams just happen to be a natural occurrence that forms part of the sleep cycle, similar to how digestion forms part of the feeding process. Some researchers have even made findings that have led them to believe that they are in fact correct about this (per WebMD).

Then there's the second category of persons, to whom dreams are more than just meaningless visions formed during sleep. For those who fall under this category, each dream is a window into something their subconscious wants them to know, a revelation that comes from a place deep within them, which cannot be assessed during their waking hours. That is why you may find people keen to know what their dream about wealth really means, or what it forebodes when they've had a dream about someone who is already dead.

According to psychologist and study researcher Carey K. Morewedge PhD, "people tend to think that dreams reveal hidden emotions and beliefs." According to Morewedge, it is quite common to find that some people would rather attach a higher relevance to their dreams than lucid thoughts formed while conscious. People "often find them to be more meaningful than thoughts they might have when they are awake," Morewedge tells WebMD.

So what does your dream about wearing armor mean?

Armor is historically recognized as apparel designed to ward off attacks or assaults that may otherwise harm the wearer, per Britannica. That said, if you have seen yourself in a dream clad in armor, it could mean that your subconscious is warning you to shield yourself from potential emotional harm. Your dream could also be just an indication of how well you are already protecting yourself from these situations, according to Best Life. But you want to be careful to not cross the line, as there is a tendency to over-shield yourself. In the end, you may just find that "you need not be so guarded," writes Craig Hamilton-Parker, author of "The Hidden Meaning of Dreams."

In some other cases, your dream about wearing armor could mean that you are one to run away from those who wish to harm you, as opposed to trying to face the situation, per What Dream Means. This type of dream could also signify that you are one who lives in extreme fear — cautious, and with a large dose of cynicism, per Dream Glossary. But this type of fearful behavior could be holding you back from making headway in your life's endeavors (via Dreaming Life).

That said, if your dream involves you pulling off the armor, that could be a bad omen, as it could be your subconscious' message about how you've left yourself defenseless against impending danger (per Hidden Dreaming).