A canoe may represent synchronized action, since it takes teamwork to move a canoe. It may signify the need to team up with others in order to fulfill a longtime wish. Losing your paddle may mean that the progress of a project you are developing with others has been upset.
A canoe may also signify that you feel like you have failed your team.
A single-man canoe in a dream can indicate the individual is isolated in their emotions. However, it may also suggest the dreamer is independent and / or free and well aware of the need to assume control of their own life.
In polynesia the port hull of the canoe is the ‘wahine’ hull and the starboard is the ‘kane’ hull.
The spiritual symbolism is that the male and the female forces give us life and balance each other.
The older symbolism is that of a lunar barque, and the crescent moon.
Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be protected from our emotions, but also at risk.
A degree of skill is necessary to enable us to handle what might happen and achieve the correct balance.
Material aspects: To dream of a canoe suggests that we can only handle our emotions by becoming immersed in them. We are possibly making efforts to control or tame the flow of our emotion. We are aware that we are capable of making changes but only by our own efforts.
Gives gender - specific: By its association with the feminine, in a woman’s dream the canoe represents her place within the world. In a man’s dream it signifies the hunter and protector.
Success in love.
If you are in a canoe that tips over, you will have a quarrel with your lover.
To see or sit in a canoe in your dream represents serenity, simplicity and independence. It is also a reflection of your emotional balance. You are moving ahead thanks to your own power and determination.
A Canoe is only intended for one person, and such a dream omen indicates a lack of friends.
3. Get away from it all.
Paddling your own canoe in calm waters indicates ability to run your own business. In rough waters, domestic and occupational discontent. In shallow water, a brief period of great happiness.
Dreams of a canoe symbolize that you are going with the flow of life and keeping up with current trends. Alternatively, this dream might be guiding you to get back into harmony with your nature instead of going against it. See Boat.
1- To dream of a canoe would indicate that we are handling our emotions in isolation. We are possibly making efforts to control the flow of our emotion. We are aware that we are capable of making changes but only by our own efforts.
2- We may be protected from our emotions, but also at risk.
A degree of skill is necessarv to enable us to move forward.
3- A lunar barque, the crescent moon.
To paddle a canoe on a calm stream, denotes your perfect confidence in your own ability to conduct your business in a profitable way.
To row with a sweetheart, means an early marriage and fidelity.
To row on rough waters you will have to tame a shrew before you attain connubial bliss. Affairs in the business world will prove disappointing after you dream of rowing in muddy waters.
If the waters are shallow and swift, a hasty courtship or stolen pleasures, from which there can be no lasting good, are indicated. Shallow, clear and calm waters in rowing, signifies happiness of a pleasing character, but of short duration. Water is typical of futurity in the dream realms.
If a pleasant immediate future awaits the dreamer he will come in close proximity with clear water. Or if he emerges from disturbed watery elements into waking life the near future is filled with crosses for him.
To be in a canoe on smooth waters with your beloved is a presage of happiness in love and early marriage. In the case of married folk, it signifies freedom from worry, If the waters are rough, quarrels will come, but they are not necessarily fated to have a serious ending.