Royalty or powerful people often used a canopy with a special symbol either for spiritual protection or to signify their rank. We still acknowledge this privilege on a deep internal level. A canopy protects the head which is the seat of intellect. We have a need to draw attention (or have our attention drawn) to higher ideals or aspirations. When we dream of a canopy we are looking to be protected, sheltered or loved. In olden times a canopy was used to shelter those with special duties or powers, such as kings and queens or priests and priestesses. If we ourselves are being sheltered we recognize our own abilities and potential for greatness.