For a young woman to glide in a canoe across a canal, denotes a chaste life and an adoring husband.
If she crossed the canal on a bridge over clear water and gathers ferns and other greens on the banks, she will enjoy a life of ceaseless rounds of pleasure and attain to high social distinction. But if the water be turbid she will often find herself tangled in meshes of perplexity and will be the victim of nervous troubles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A canal in a dream also could signify a lavatory, sewage, a marketplace, or it could mean a shop. Thus, digging a canal in a dream also could mean prosperity and spending money to support one’s family and dependents. Blocking a canal in a dream means divorce, separation between husband and wife, cutting off one’s blood ties, leaving one’s homeland, or separation from one’s clan. Blocking a canal in a dream also means quitting one’s job or cancelling a debt, or it could mean closing a business. Seeing a watercourse running inside one’s house in a dream means blessings and prosperity. Urinating in a canal or a watercourse in a dream means committing a sin, engaging in unlawfulness or molesting a servant.
A canal in a dream also could represent the housekeeper who cleans people’s dirt, a street sweeper, or it could mean a forbidden marriage.
A dry canal in a dream signifies cessation of business, unsalable merchandise, a dead market or discord with one’s wife, suffering from a urinary bladder, or having kidney problems. Ifone digs a canal and no water runs through it in a dream, it means deception.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
2- We need to structure our knowledge of ourselves to create a workable system.
3- Structure, definition, rigid belief.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The canal is a sign of your ability to consciously manage your cravings and passions, transforming them into intellectual or material goals.... Dreamers Dictionary
An empty canal, however, warns of financial troubles - which can, however, be prevented. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how such problems could be prevented.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the canal was full of water, the omen is good, especially or the water was sparkling clean.
If the canal was nearly empty or had filthy water, you need to cut your spending and make do with what you have.
If you passed through a lock in your dream, beware of a gossiper or traitor in your group of friends.... My Dream Interpretation
If the dream featured canal locks, you*d better look for a cuckoo in your nest of friends.
See also Water.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If it the river is static, your unconscious may have been commenting on your lack of drive and direction.
If you threw a stone in the river, did the ripples that formed echo your sense of going around in circles in waking life? The river depicts the richness or poverty of your life energy, so if you are crossing a river in your dream, this suggests you are in the process of making great changes in your life.
If you are in the water to cross, it means you will feel a lot of emotions in the process of change.
If you see someone else cross the river or fall into the river, this may refer to your feelings about aging and the passage of time.
If the river is contaminated, this suggests that you are holding back your feelings in waking life and not doing the best you can for yourself.
If you were in a river—or steamboat in your dream, this may refer to the circumstances that surround you, for example your family or home life. The context of the dream and how you feel will all help you with the interpretation. Was the boat solid and safe like a steamer, or fragile like a canoe or a dingy?
Canals, dams and reservoirs are all designed to regulate water flow and in dreams they suggest conscious attempts to control emotion; how effective they are at directing the water mirrors how effective you have become at controlling your emotions in waking life. A canal may also symbolize the birth canal and thus represent a desire for children. Because reservoirs are where water is collected and stored, if one features in your dream, could it be commenting on your own emotional reserves? The water level of the reservoir in this dream is important.
If it is high, your emotional resources are abundant but if it is low, you may be feeling emotionally drained by the demands of others. In dreams, dams also suggest control over your emotions, and their effectiveness in your dream will say a lot about your emotional health. If, in your dream, you were standing on a bridge watching the water flow beneath you, you could be ready to leave the past behind—as suggested by water under the bridge—since you are at a turning point in your life (the bridge is a symbol of transition). See also TRAVEL.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a lagoon appears mysteriously, reminding you that still waters run deep, this could be referring to your own hidden strengths or weaknesses. Some dream researchers believe that lagoons in dreams are symbols of the womb, so perhaps when they appear in a dream, you are longing to retreat to a safe haven.
If you are a woman, they may refer to a desire for children and if you are a man, a longing for intimacy. Dream ponds can also reflect your unconscious personality, facets of which will be represented by the creatures who live in it.
If your dream pond is lifeless and stagnant, is your emotional life currently unfulfilling? If you watched a fish swim to the surface, could it have represented the emergence of your intuition? If the pool suddenly transforms into a whirlpool or maelstrom, this suggests emotional turbulence or confusion in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia