Symbolic of a work in progress
This outer structure is erected alongside a building when repairs are needed. When this exoskeleton appears in a dream, it is an indication that change and transformation are occurring, even though it may be hard to see the direct evidence of that.
The change associated with scaffolding is certainly going to be an improvement of some situation in your life.
Standing at a scaffolding: reexamine your social “contracts,” your bank account, and your expenses. Don’t make risky decisions, and work out plans to save money—you have clearly miscalculated your situation. Working on a scaffolding: your courage is a good foundation for making your dreams come true.
If a scaffolding is falling down, or you’re falling off, a warning is necessary—you’re too daring! Standing under a scaffolding: you are making too many compromises—or too many excuses. Taking down a scaffolding: your tendency to “cover all bases” is extreme—be more trusting!
Depth Psychology: A scaffolding is usually a symbol for help that is available to you in a difficult situation. It will help you to “move up the ladder.”
New beginning, helping yourself, support.
If you dream of scaffolding, then you are under construction. You are tearing down the old ways of being and creating new structures that are large enough and strong enough to contain this next recreation of yourself. Keep in mind, that although things may not look pretty right now, soon you will be grateful you make these improvements.
See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.