Scales on creatures portray defensive tendencies or being overly self-protective. As a type of armor, the scales can be hiding your ability to feel or interact more deeply. Scales used to measure weight can symbolize how you are exploring the idea of balance in your life. Associated with the astrological sign of Libra as an Archetype, dreaming of scales can represent weighing two ideas or the idea of relationships where you must balance your needs with those of your partner. See also Reptiles and Justice.