If the water is unsettled and turbulent, cares and unhappy changes threaten the dreamer.
If with a gay party you board a boat without an accident, many favors will be showered upon you. Unlucky the dreamer who falls overboard while sailing upon stormy waters. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To sail on an unknown boat or to pilot a boat or to give orders to sailors who are operating it in a dream means marriage to a woman from a country to which the boat belongs, or it could mean doing business in that land.
To ride on a ferryboat in a dream means receiving God’s benevolence and kindness in crossing over danger.
A boat in a dream also represents one’s relatives. Thus, whatever atmospheric conditions the skies exhibits during the crossing or during a journey by boat, they will manifest in one’s family. In a dream, a fireboat means dispelling anxieties, overcoming distress and adversities.
(Also see Carpenter; Helm; Ship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
Potential and opportunity-.
The proximity of the ship indicates either how aware you are of the possibilities, or how long it will be before they manifest.
Your health. Like other vehicles (see by type), the condition of the boat may inform you about your physical status.
For example, the lack of wind could equate to lung problems like asthma.
Adventure, and the yearning for same. In Arabia, the Corsairs were people who lived and died by the sea, and reveled in the freedom and challenges the open water offered.
Transitions and movement. This could indicate concern over a forthcoming change in residence or status.
Stagnant or anchored: W brry that your life isn’t moving the way you feel it should.
The feeling that everything is at a standstill.
Sailing without you: Either missed opportunity, or a type of desertion dream.
Life’s voyage and new horizons. Like Columbus locating America, you are embarking on a voyage of self-discovery.
Taking a journey by boat may equate to literal or figurative death, as ferries and boats figure heavily into myths of how the spirit goes from one existence to the next.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Seeing a boat means a trip or a change in life.
If the water is clear, things are destined to go well. Murky water means misfortune or a mishap on a trip or in your life. Getting hit by a storm while riding in a boat—or falling out of a boat: postpone a planned trip or action. See Ship.
Depth Psychology: Seeing a boat in a dream is a sign that your life is about to change. Since a boat usually is in the water, the dream mean that you feel you’re on “shaky ground.” A boat, like the Auto, Train, or Airplane might be a symbol of your life’s journey.
The condition of the “transport device” will show you what your actual situation is. In Greek mythology, the boat is a symbol of the journey “to the other side,” to the “dominion of the dead”—or a symbol of your journey into a new phase of life. See Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
A boat can also symbolize your ability to flow with the currents of life or can reflect how you handle commitments in relationships. Consider the feeling tone. See Wave and Ocean.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you’re “smooth sailing”, you’re good at handling your feelings. It’s also a lucky dream.
If the waters are rough, you need to work on this aspect of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation
You may take it that the boat is a dream symbol for your life and the details must be applied in relation to it See also Ship.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If at the helm you are in control; if your boat is drifting, you are not in charge of your emotional life.
If sinking you are allowing your emotions to pull you under, so take a good look at what is pulling you down in day to day living. Through self-examination, making positive choices, you can change negative emotional trips.... The Dream Books Symbols
If it is agitated it means that you feel tense about your feelings.
If it is calm you are working calmly. And in the case you lose the boat you may have lost an exceptional opportunity. (See WATER, SHIP, and SHIPWRECK)
In mythology it is said that boats are the means to go from one world to another. Given its symbolism, this dream shows the passage between personal stages. You may be conducting a decisive change in your life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A boat travels over water, the universal symbol for anything that deals with the emotions.
The size and type of boat in your dream will illuminate your current ability to navigate emotional issues based on resources and levels of skill.
The water itself connects with the nature of the emotional territory in which you currently find yourself.
The destination of your trip will offer insight into what may be causing an upsurge of emotion and what you hope the outcome will be if you are successful in arriving at your intended destination.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A sailboat is also a means of transport and, as such, should be considered as another form of symbolizing spiritual progression. It would be of a lighter, almost dilettante form.
A steamship, another method of transportation, would be a slow but steady form.
A lifeboat is not transportation per se. so it may symbolize a need to escape; trying to get out of a difficult situation. See also individual boat types... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the water is rough, then you will have to face many difficulties.
If you fall into the water, then your troubles will prove too much for you.... Mystic Dream Book
The dream occurred a few weeks before a breakdown centering on the dreamer’s wife leaving him. ‘I am in a large glass boat with my wife.
The sea is very rough and I am afraid the boat will sink’ (Ron D).
Many boat/ship dreams depict something else: a situation we are involved in with other people which is difficult to get out of, such as marriage, business partnership, armed forces. Keel: basic personal strengths. Bows: one’s strength to meet life’s changes. Rudder: sureness about direction in life.
The ship sinking : fear of relationship ending—could be children leaving mother, so the collective ‘boat journey’ has finished; illness; death. Leaving boat but leaving bag on it: lack of identity, alone—perhaps when children have gone or job ended. Lots of small boats: other people’s relationships. Small boat with one other person: one’s relationship with that person. Going on a cruise: desiring relationship with others, or to be a pan of other people’s lives. Boat journey by night: classic archetype of searching for one’s roots in life; the journey into the unconscious. Anchored boat: security; stable relationship; opposite of drifting. Motorboat: similar to car, but more sense of isolation or aloneness. Ferryboat: if across a river, death, end of a relationship; transition from one phase of life to another. Disembarking: leaving a phase of life, such as motherhood or marriage. Embarking alone: independence or loneliness. Idioms: burn one’s boats; in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat; ships that pass in the night; ship comes in; a tight ship. See submarine. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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
Depth Psychology: A small boat makes it possible for you to reach “the other side”—even if you have to depend on something or someone. Have you made reaching your goal more complicated than it has to be? Are you acting too slowly? See Boat, Ship, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary
An ocean liner, carrying a large cargo of people and often goods, may or may not make it to port in our dreams.
If it does, it would suggest that you will reap the riches you deserve.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A ferry or piloted boat holds all the symbolism of the journey across the river styx after death. Today it signifies the giving up of selfish desires. Having been able to do this, we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of living.
A small rowing boat would suggest an expedition of emotional discovery but one often undertaken alone.
A yacht might suggest a similar journey done with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new horizons but in the company of others. Early seafarers referred to their ships as ‘she’ largely, it is thought, because of the close dependence they had on them for life and because they were difficult to manage. Today ships have lost that personal association. What a boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.G. Running aground, pulling into harbour etc.
To dream of disembarking indicates the end of a project, successful or otherwise.
If we dream of missing a boat it shows we have not paid enough attention to detail to a project in our waking lives. Also consult the individual entry for boat / ship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) Leaying one’s own shores for a foreign country may symbolize entry into the unconscious insofar as the latter is unknown and frightening - alien, in fact.
(3) If the boat is crossing a narrow stretch of water, it may symbolize death or some other transition: for example, moving from one phase of life to another, or making a new start and a clean break from the past. See also Dead / Death, Ferry.
(4) If in the dream you miss the boat, the meaning would seem to be obvious: you have failed to take advantage of an opportunity that has offered itself - perhaps an opportunity to open new vistas in your life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To see a life-boat sinking, friends will contribute to your distress.
To be lost in a life-boat, you will be overcome with trouble, in which your friends will be included to some extent.
If you are saved, you will escape a great calamity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
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
If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we are still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. You might also like to consult the entries for boat / ship and sea in water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the mast is without sails: you still have hard work ahead before reaching the goal you have set for yourself.
A mast under sail means everything is going well. See Ship, Tree.
Depth Psychology: A mast is either a phallic symbol (and therefore about sexual desire) or a sign of a strong personality. You are walking with your head held high on a straight and narrow path. You won’t bend for anything.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the boat is capsized, you will suffer financial losses by engaging in seductive enterprises.
If you find yourself defeated in a rowing race, you will lose favors to your rivals with your sweetheart.
If you are the victor, you will easily obtain supremacy with women. Your affairs will move agreeably. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are in the boat alone, then you may be feeling that you are struggling all alone.
If you dream of sharing the boat with someone else, then you are working through your relationship challenges with someone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The sail may represent the mind and the hull the body. When the two are perpendicular, it represents the balance of mind and body.... Ariadne's Book of Dream