1. A general symbol for one’s ability to deal with life.
2. Moods and whims (note success of navigation).
3. Good news, possible joy in the ofﬁng.
The boat in your dream could represent you and the manner you navigate through your emotions. It could symbolize the voyage of your life, an adventure and exploration of your unconscious, or a connection to the people in your dream by pointing out something that all of you have in common (in the same boat). When interpreting this dream, consider the kind of voyage and the type of boat. Superstition-based dream interpretation books say that if the voyage is calm, you should go forward with your plans. However, if it is a very stormy voyage, get ready for an emotional upset (or challenge). ...But O the ship, the immortal ship! O ship aboard the ship! Ship of the body, ship of the soul, voyaging, voyaging, voyaging. -- Walt Whitman... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we arc in control of our lives.
2- To dream of being alone in a small boat means we need to consider how we handle isolation and the ability to be alone.
To dream of being on a large ship alerts us to how we handle group relationships.
To dream of missing a boat is often the dream of a perfectionist who fears missing chances or opportunities.
3- Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘The Final Journey’. They can also represent fertility and adventure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are a passenger, it can also mean your knowledge will earn you good fortune, especially if the car is expensive. Some more car dream meanings...
If you are in the backseat of the car, your dream indicates that you let others tell you what to do, possibly due to low self-confidence.
To dream that you are almost hit by a car, suggests that your lifestyle, beliefs or goals may be in conflict with another’s.
If the car hits you, you are in serious conflict with a rival who you should try to avoid.
If you dream of being in a car that breaks down, you won’t get as much pleasure out of something as you expect.
To dream of buying and/or driving a brand new car means that your happiness is on the rise. You are getting better at dealing with new things that life throws at you.
If you dream of a flying car, you will rise above your current troubles and achieve your goals.
To dream that your brakes failed, forewarns that you are lacking stability in your life. Things in your life are out of control. Also, be careful - any agreements or contracts that you involve yourself in at this time will prove risky.
To hear a car horn is a warning against taking risks.
A dream about a remote control car suggests you feel like the events of your life are out of your control.
To dream that your car is stolen, means that you are experiencing an identity crisis or you are suffering some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, you may feel that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did.
To dream of a car going in reverse suggests that you are feeling stuck. You’re having trouble growing up, or moving on to the next stage of your life. You may feel like you’re repeating old habits or mistakes.
To dream of jumping out of a moving car may symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task. It may also represent your instinct to leave a relationship or situation that is taking you in the wrong direction.
To see or dream that you are in a convertible, refers to your glamorous attitude. You are showing off your power and influence.
To dream of a rental car is very positive. You are trying out a new way of dealing with issues in your life, instead of falling into the same old patterns. Also see “Car Crash”, “Car Wash”, “Car Mechanic”, “Chauffeur”, “Driving”, “Driving Lessons”, “Headlights”, “License Plate”, “Parking Lot”, “Road Trip” and “Window Wipers”.... My Dream Interpretation
For the spintual seeker. Crow can come to represent the spiritual guidance that is available when you attune to nature.
The caw of the crow can announce a message of affirmation to a significant question in your life. In general, the crow is a mediator between your conscious mind and your higher self, helping you to navigate in a positive direction. (See Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A library contains vast information which may represent aspects of yourself or your own knowledge or memories.
The librarian in a dream can help you to navigate a search within this information in order to grow and learn from yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
1- Dreaming of a lifeboat could indicate that we have the feeling that we need to be rescued, possibly from our own stupidity or from circumstances beyond our control.
If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we arc still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. Because die sea can represent deep emotion, in dreams a lifeboat may be of help in handling our own emotions.
2- Since a lifeboat requires a degree of dedication from the members of the crew, we may be alerted to the need for such selfless dedication in our lives. We may also be being made aware of the degree of skill we require to navigate life’s difficulties.
3- Spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom. There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The planet Mercury may be seen as following the Sun (universal father; consciousness; life) and the Moon (universal mother; birth; unconscious). In Greek mythology Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the god of speed. This intelligent and quick witted immortal, easily traveled between heaven, earth and the underworld. Seeing the planet Mercury or the metal in your dream may represent your need for communication, adaptation and movement. All of these may be necessary for daily life. However, this powerful dream symbol may be calling your attention to more personal and intrinsic matters. It may suggest a need to look carefully into your internal world. By doing so, you may become aware of a need to the develop a more fluid ability to navigate within your psyche, which includes your thoughts, motives, feelings and intuition; then notice the way all of these components are translated into and effect daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The intellect is an instrument of navigation and is constantly persuading us to identify ourselves. When we think about this, it makes a lot of sense. Our self-identity is very much connected to the way we look (not only superficially but also characteristically as man - woman, young - old, etc). We use this self-identity, which is greatly a production of our intellect, to navigate through life. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2- To put one’s oar in indicates our ability to interfere with other people’s lives.
To lose an oar indicates the loss of an ability we have formerly valued.
3- An oar can suggest a Spiritual Tool, by nature of its guiding qualities, though ultimately it is we ourselves who have control over the direction we take.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Traffic jams (see Car): Taking a direction perceived as free from trouble, only to find the way blocked for some unknown reason. Usually this pertains to external circumstances that you cannot control, but find frustrating.
Walls or barriers: If walls can talk, what are yours telling you? Is it too soon to move forward, or is the wall a kind of test to overcome? Also note that walls can symbolize limitations that are imposed by family, friends, job, or culture.
Fence: This reveals perceived class restrictions and prohibitions. Alternatively, it you’re sitting on the fence, by all means make up your mind! Falling off a fence speaks of taking on a project that you are simply incapable of handling considering your other responsibilities right now.
To avoid being the proverbial Humptv Dumpty, carefully balance your schedule and duties before taking on anything else.
Consider who or what is causing the barrier you see in your dream. What part of your nature provides the best tool to remove that obstruction (the rational, intuitive, or emotional self)?
Is the obstacle natural or human made? Natural obstacles represent something that would happen to anyone approaching this same situation.
For example, a barrier reef standing between you and an island indicates everyday problems. Simply navigate around them so that you can rest in a safe haven. Conversely, human-made obstacles symbolize manufactured problems or delays. Such obstacles can be self-originated or caused by external forces.... The Language of Dreams
The solution to problems in your life slowly piecing itself together. Look to see what’s appearing in the pattern for more interpretive value.
Self-created confusion that comes from complicating simple matters. Go back to the basics and reevaluate this situation.
Brainteasers represent matters that you find confusing or overwhelmingly complex.
Word jumbles symbolize problems with communication, or difficulty in ordering your thoughts (see Writing).
A labyrinth is a type of three-dimensional puzzle that represents complex paths or situations that require patience and wisdom to traverse without losing your way.
Maze: Similar to a labyrinth, a maze reflects a situation through which it is difficult to navigate due to trickery or confusion that stems from external sources.... The Language of Dreams
If you fell into the rapids, you are having difficulties with friends or family members.
If you jumped in, beware of taking hasty actions.
If you successfully navigated through the rapids to calmer waters, you will succeed in getting through your current problems.... My Dream Interpretation
The ship in your dream could represent you and the ways in which you navigate thought these parts of yourself. When interpreting this dream, consider the kind of voyage and the type of ship. Some dream interpretation books say that if the voyage is calm you should go forward with your plans. However, if it is a very stormy voyage, get ready for an emotional upset (or challenge). See also: Boat... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you regularly use the subway, you may need to look at the other parts of the dream more carefully.
If the subway is not a regular part of your daily routine but is the primary dream image then you can consider it to be symbolic of the way that you navigate through your own emotions and hidden parts of self.
The subway is under the ground and represents the unconscious parts of self. All of us interact on conscious and unconscious levels. We have intuitive feelings and unspoken understanding that direct our lives as much as the obvious and fully conscious things. Consider the subway ride in your dream and try to understand what it is conveying to you about your more subtle navigation through ongoing life experiences. See also: Train... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A tclescopc enhances our view and makes it bigger and wider. We do need to make sure, however, that we arc not taking a one-sided view of things.
2- Using a telescope in a dream may mean that we should look at things with both a long and short-term view. Without taking account of a long-term view, we mav not be able to succeed in the short term. Conversely, by looking at the long-term view, we may be given information which will help us to ‘navigate’ our lives in the here and now.
3- Interestingly enough, a telescope in spiritual terms can signify the art of clairvoyance the ability to perceive the future from an immediate perspective.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Metaphorically “carrying a torch” for someone or a situation.
Improved light with which to navigate whatever darkness surrounds you.
Does the torch ignite a fire? If so, this can mark any type of momentous beginning, like the opening of the Olympic Games continues to be heralded.... The Language of Dreams
Taking up a weapon reveals hostility or fear that you may be repressing during waking hours. Turn to look upon the object of your actions. Sometimes just facing your true feelings is enough to begin the healing process.
Guns are violent, but impersonal. These reveal a source of anger or anxiety that you would prefer to keep at arm’s length. How healthy this distance is for you, however, is questionable, or your dreams would not reveal it.
A catapult indicates the ability to circumnavigate an obstacle by ingenious thought and assertive action.
Cannons can fire over a large distance, meaning the perceived threat is not nearby. Additionally, they may symbolize things that you value very little (e.g., something
best used as “cannon fodder”). As an omen, cannons portend a struggle that engages powerful torces.
Maces represent blunt realities that are so cold and firm as to nearly knock you off your feet with their realization.
Nuclear devices represent tremendous buildup of frustration to the point that it leaks into your life as a futile attitude that poisons everything.... The Language of Dreams
The sound of the whale is a song that demonstrates the power of music in bnnging about harmony and healing.
The appearance of whales in a dream may indicate a need to migrate to a new environment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
An alternative emblem for dragons and serpents, but on a smaller scale.
Because the worm has no eyes, an alternative type of blindness dream in which you navigate the depths of self or earth with little to guide your way.
A visual pun for someone who cannot be trusted, or whose actions are routinely crass.
Something that appears worm-ridden represents ideas, plans, or beliefs that have bugs which need to be worked out before proceeding further.... The Language of Dreams