Symbolic of doing hard work
Used to uncover or dig into the situation
Vision: Working with a shovel: don’t expect thanks or rewards, in spite of all your hard work and efforts. Seeing a shovel means someone asked you to do physical labor for them or needs help.
(Harrow; Mattock; Plow; Scoop; Trowel) In a dream, a shovel represents a wife for an unmarried person. She will keep no secret, though she will spare no expense to save her husband from poverty.
A shovel in a dream also means dispelling distress, overcoming trouble, or satisfying one’s debts.
A shovel in a dream also may represent a trustworthy person one can depend on during hard times, or in times of adversities. Holding a shovel in a dream means receiving benefits and blessings, for a shovel collects dirt as well as valuables.
A shovel in a dream also may represent a woman, profits, or business activities. (Also see Rake; Spade)
Repressed feelings or memories need to be uncovered; something needs to be remembered; it is necessary to do some work.
To see a shovel in your dream, suggests that you are seeking your self-identity and self-insight. You are on a quest for a new understanding of your waking life and your true self. This dream may also indicate that you have been trying too hard to find the “truth” to a particular problem or situation.
1. Ready to ﬁnd out (dig for) answers to long-standing questions.
2. Trying to understand oneself better.
3. Change of life is suggested as indicated by the presence of shovels.
If you dream that you are using a shovel it is an indication that perseverance and hard work will be your means of achieving your ambition.
Dreams of a shovel represent your ability to dig your way out of a hole.
If you are digging your own grave, then you have been indulging in negativity. Also a shovel can represent introspection and your willingness to dig deep within yourself for answers. You are realizing your ability to uncover, discover and discard aspects of your past that no longer support you.
To see a shovel in a dream, signifies laborious but withal pleasant work will be undertaken.
A broken or old one, implies frustration of hopes.