A zigzag is symbolic of a lightning flash which represents new potential and growth. It is the transmission of energy between the spiritual and physical realms in essence, a revelation. In a psychological sense, we are able to achieve a new level of awareness which will radically change our perceptions. When we see a zigzag in dreams there is the potential to be struck by some mishap, such as in a bolt of lightning. Usually an event will occur which brings about a discharge of energy; circumstances will then be brought back into balance.