Spiritually cymbals signify two inter-dependent halves - one cannot normally operate without the other. Thus they can symbolize marriage or partnership of some sort. They may also suggest the interdependency of the sacred and the secular, the spiritual and the physical. We are reconciling passion and desire. Cymbals are connected with rhythm and sound, so for them to appear in a dream is an indication of the need for and return to a basic vibration. In some cultures, along with the drum and tambourine, they are used to induce an ecstatic state, suggesting a need for relaxation. Any instrument which is struck in a womans dream suggests the coming together of her two aspects, Lilith and Eve, harlot and mother. For a man such a note signifies his life force.