The father figure or symbol is a very powerful archetype now matter where it appears, in your dreams, in the Tarot, in your day to day life. When a father symbol or image of a fatherly symbol to you appears in your dream there are a number of potential interpretations. A large body of research suggests that how you personally perceive your own father in life will play a large role in how you interpret the dream symbol of a father. Key details around the appearance of this archetype in your dream will help you decode what the message is for you. The feelings of love, power, strength, and wisdom are all associated with paternal figures, but so are some negative feelings. It could be that your father figure is appearing to show you where you need more discipline in your life, or where you could need some wisdom. It could also suggest some important information regarding your own father will be coming to you soon, or from him in the near future.