Psychologically: The handle cross or the life key, as it is also sometimes called, stands for all-embracing power and the protection which a person in spite of all adversities and griefs of the material life can find out. The symbolism is of the cross alike and shows the faith of the dreaming and his image of the universe. It is the connection of the human with the divine. Spiritually: At this level the handle cross in the dream symbolises the key to the knowledge.