Depth Psychology: A canoe paddle represents the energy with which you move through life—your desires, hopes, ideals, and even cravings. Are you paddling in place, or can you already see your goal? See Boat, Rowing.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dreamed of an iPad, pay careful attention to the other symbols in your dream.
The iPad is saying “put the pieces together to understand the overall meaning.” Also, if you use an iPad a lot during your waking life for work or play, your dream could be telling you to get outside more and take a break from the screen.... My Dream Interpretation
A padlock in a dream represents an employee who is treated roughly and unfavorably.
A padlock made from wood in a dream represents deceit and hypocrisy. Lockingone’s door securely in a dream means managingand controlling one’s business in accordance with the divine laws.
If one’s door does not have a lock in a dream, it means that one has no control over which way his life goes, and that he cares little about its consequences. Attempting to lock one’s door, but to no avail in a dream means one’s failure to complete an important project. Breaking a lock and entering a house in a dream represents a conqueror or benefits that will come through such a person.
A padlock in a dream also represents a bolt, a door latch, one’s son, a handicapped wife, taking shelter away from one’s enemy, a hidden treasure, or a burial ground.
A padlock in a dream also may denotes sorcery, concealing secrets, or hindrances obstructing one’s travel plans. Putting a padlock on one’s door in a dream means prosperity after suffering from poverty, or receiving honors after being humiliated.
A padlock in a dream also could represent a bastard son, or a foundling. (Also see Close; Lock)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- Dreaming of locking a padlock suggests that we arc attempting to shut something (perhaps a feeling or emotion) away. This may either be through fear or possessiveness. Conversely, if we are opening a padlock we may be trying to open up to new experiences.
2- Often when our securitv is threatened, a symbol which reinforces our need for defence mechanisms appears, and the padlock comes into this category.
3- We arc preserving our spiritual integrity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Often when our security is threatened, a symbol which reinforces our need for defence mechanisms appears, and the padlock comes into this category. It offers sanctuary and an element of control.
If the padlock is of an ornate design, such control may be more complicated than we first thought.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of locking a padlock suggests that we are attempting to shut a feeling or emotion away. We are not able to explore these at this time. This may either be through fear or possessiveness. Conversely, if we are opening a padlock we may be trying to open up to new experiences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A shovel in a dream will signify a need to dig into past experiences for information. We may need to uncover a past joy or trauma, or possibly even a learning experience.
The type of spade or shovel will be of relevance.
A garden spade would suggest being totally pragmatic, whereas a fire shovel would indicate a need to take care.
2- Since a shovel can suggest a degree of introspection, of covering up, what is being shovelled is important. We are needing to be mindful of the content of our lives. Shovelling compost, for instance, would mean considering the sum total and most fertile aspects of our lives, whereas shovelling sand might suggest an experience of time.
3- A shovel is an implement or tool which can be used to help us uncover what is spiritually correct.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Since a shovel or spade can suggest a degree of introspection, of covering up, what is being moved is important. We need to be mindful of the content of our lives. Digging compost, for instance, would mean considering the sum total and most fertile aspects of our lives, whereas shovelling sand, with its attendant dangers, might suggest trying to manipulate time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: With a spade we unearth things that hide beneath the surface—the side of our personality that is invisible to the world. In a positive sense the dream symbolizes the continued hard work you do in order to grow. See Pickax, Shovel.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a spade signifies that you are brutally honest, are telling the truth, and are calling a spade a spade, realizing that sometimes the truth cuts like a knife. Dreams of this fighting instrument with a sharp point, symbolize focus, cutting through the fog of uncertainty, and that you are feeling defensive and the need to attack and protect your vulnerability from adverse forces.... Strangest Dream Explanations