The lance is a phallic image initially of solar, and later of spiritual, power. A lance as a surgical instrument is penetrative and thus has a healing connotation. It is designed to release the negative, as in lancing a boil. We may need to take short, sharp action in order to improve a situation. A lance as in a Knight's lance in a dream suggests an aspect of masculine power, penetration and, therefore, sometimes the sexual act. In a woman's dream a knight with a lance will signify chivalry and dedication. In a man's dream a lance will suggest his own ability to fight his own corner. Also consult the entries for Arrow, Knight and Weapons.