Since the arch can suggest the yoni, the feminine receptive principle, this image usually suggests that we are experiencing a form of spiritual initiation. We are being born again, given a fresh start. The arch marks a turning point; if we pass through we have passed a test. If we do not then our circumstances must remain the same. We may be being protected by authority. When we dream of arches or doorways we are often moving into a different environment or way of life. We have to go through some form of initiation or acceptance ritual in order to succeed. In a mans dream, passing through an arch suggests that he is learning to use his intuitive side more successfully, whereas in a womans dream it is more likely to signify that she is becoming aware of her own heritage and mystery.