Symbolic of spiritual authority and rhythm, the baton is a tool to enable us to proceed in an orderly manner, under the control of a higher authority. A musical conductor?s baton suggests this interpretation. If the dream is of a drum baton or stick, the dream may represent the need for self-expression in a more forceful way than normal. A baton such as those used in relay races is representative of the passing on of information or responsibility. This, of course, returns it to its original meaning, more pertinent to dreams. If the dream is of a police baton, then it can represent authority or male sexuality and our attitudes to them. In a womans dream the baton can suggest perfect timing, whereas in a mans dream it is more likely to suggest authority.