Symbol of the dreamer s psychic energy; a path laid out by tradition. Life is too regulated and artificial.
A desire to change. On the other hand, the canal also implies “draining,” which makes land productive. There is a desire to be cleansed and rinsed out in order to become productive again. This cleansing also suggests the desire to reduce feelings (water). In the end, this dream symbol represents a matter of “emotional economy.
The condition of the water is important. Clear water is positive and means health and energy. Cloudy water is negative and means illness and depression, as in Clouds, Abyss, and Ashes.... Little Giant Encyclopedia