To break a lance for somebody means that you are standing up for that person. It may, however, also point to sexual tension, as well as religious themes (the Grail). Jung saw a connection to the fisher king, who was injured in the groin by a lance, and therefore relates the symbol to physical and emotional suffering. He claimed the task of the hero (Percival) is to address the question of empathy / sympathy in the face of this suffering.
If empathy is not expressed, the king and his court will continue to suffer.
According to Freud, as with all other weapons this is a phallic symbol.... lance / spear dream meaning
A battle between spearmen in a dream represents a blow of fate, a mishap, or a calamity.
The way to avoid such a mishap is by spending money and efforts on God’s path. Such a battle also could mean an attack against one’s religion, a calumny, or mocking another person’s faith, or speaking ill of righteous people, or being sarcastic about religion, or it could mean slander, defamation, confuting someone, defaming him, vilification, or making libelous statements against someone. Ifone sees himselfstabbing someone with a spear, a sword, a lance, or a wooden post in a dream, it means making or publishing libelous statements about someone, and in that case, he is the assailant and he is liable for his actions, also he will be subjected to the same destiny. Ifone stabs, wounds, or threatens someone with any of the above weapons, or if he points them toward the other person but does not attack him in the dream, it means that he will be tempted to slander or defame him, then he will withhold himself from doing so.
If one sees people fighting with spears in a dream, it means that a plague will strike that place, or it could mean rising prices.
If one sees them rebelling against the government in the dream, it means that prices will fall.... spearman dream meaning