The symbol of a funnel suggests energy and power running from the upper realms (the spiritual) to the lower (the physical). As a funnel channels material placed within it in a controllable way, this image can suggest control of spiritual or creative energy, for instance in healing, but also control of the emotions in certain situations. From a mundane perspective, a funnel suggests focusing your energies in a specific way in order to get the best out of any circumstances. A blocked funnel signifies either a lack of receptivity or too much information being given at one time. In dreams, material placed in the funnel may be seen as the power available for a particular project, whereas the flow from the bottom is more the power to take action. The former is a more feminine attribute, the latter masculine.