Spiritually the sphinx stands for vigilance, power and wisdom as well as dignity. Psychologically, and because even today little is known about it, the sphinx in dreams represents our enigmatic side. It will highlight the mysterious power that becomes available to us, particularly in times of trouble. The sphinx, for most people in dreams, will represent Egypt and all the mystery it contains. It may also represent a hardened attitude. You might also like to consult the entry for Mummy (Egyptian).