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What does it mean to see an canal in a dream?

Canal Dream Meaning: From 24 Different Sources


Most often the way we direct or control our emotions —therefore relates to relationships and goals.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


A canal is a channel through difficult territory, so dreaming of a full and thriving canal brings promise of future prosperity.

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 | Astro Center


Canals are typically a sign that we are not allowing our creative side loose. Instead we are too rigid in our decision making and concepts about the world around us.

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation | Dream Meanings Anonymous


Because a canal is a man-made structure it suggests an imposed structure, definition of boundaries or rigid belief.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: We need to structure our knowledge of ourselves to create a workable system.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: A dream about a canal usually indicates that we are inclined to be rigid insofar as the control of our emotions is concerned. We may be introducing too much structure into our lives at the expense of our creativity.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


To dream of a canal is reminiscent of a re-birthing experience, particularly if the canal is dark and covered, with a light at the end, like a tunnel.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth


As a waterway that must be constructed (in contrast to a stream or a river), dreaming about a canal might be about channeling or directing our feelings. It could also be emblematic of our goals.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver


Vision: Dreaming about a canal: a business affair that is not quite above board might cause problems. Participating in the construction of a canal: the chances for your future are very good. Seeing ships moving in the canal: you might make new contacts or take a trip abroad.

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 | Garuda


To dream of a boat on a canal signifies that your love life will become complicated.

If a horse pulls the boat, however complicated it becomes, it will eventually even out and flow smoothly again.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


(Channel; Water passage; Watercourse) In a dream, a canal represents a woman, money or a scholar. Running a watercourse or a channel in a dream means getting married, building a business, or it could mean finding a job and serving one’s family and community. Seeing a canal in a dream also means sufferings caused by a member of one’s family. Water channels in a dream represent servants or housekeepers.

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 | Ibn Seerin


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 | Klaus Vollmar


To dream about a canal relates to your future security.

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 | myjellybean


This dream follows the rules for all water conditions.

If the water is clean and clear, it is a fortunate sign, but if the water is muddy, or covered with weed, then it is an omen of coming trouble.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Vagina.

2. Pregnancy.

3. Desire to take a trip.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Dreams of a canal are about the female genitalia, the feminine principle of openness, receptivity, flow and intuition. Dreams of a canal can represent that you are in the flow of romance, passion, sexuality, or of manifesting your dreams.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


1- Because a canal is a man-made structure, a dream about a canal usually indicates that we arc inclined to be rigid insofar as the control of our emotions is concerned. We may be introducing too much structure into our lives at the expense of our creativity.

2- We need to structure our knowledge of ourselves to create a workable system.

3- Structure, definition, rigid belief.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To see the water of a canal muddy and stagnant-looking, portends sickness and disorders of the stomach and dark designs of enemies. But if its waters are clear a placid life and the devotion of friends is before you.

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 | Gustavus Hindman Miller


If a woman dreams of floating smoothly along a canal in a rowboat or canoe, it is an indication that her married fife will be happy and that she and her husband will be true to each other.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


Stagnant water in a canal is an omen of discontent in family life.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


As a general guide this dream pertains to future security, and if the canal was full, the portent is good, if it was empty or nearly so, or there were weeds to be seen, there is a suggestion to cut your extravagance.

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 | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett


A canal, ditch, or other water channel can represent: A context in which events happen or a process moves forward (since a canal is a channel through which water progresses from one place to another).

A means of movement forward in your life.

Movement away from something (a situation, the past, etc.), or getting rid of something.

Movement toward something (a goal, the future, etc.).

A connection, such as between people, situations, or events.

A transition, such as between one phase and the next.

See also: Passageway; Flow or River; Water, Body of; Abyss; Drain

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Narrow emotional direction; emotional path which may save you time and energy, but has little room for variation.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


lucky numbers: 33-36-41-45-46-50

clean, clear water: fortune is easily accessible with little variance from the goal.

constructing a: transform your passions into intel ectual goals.

covered with weeds: coming trouble you can’t control.

full of water: security is forthcoming.

lock, traveling through a: eliminate the sour grapes among your friends.

muddy water: minimize quality of life now to save money for old age.

ships passing through a: new contacts wil take you abroad.

walking along with a: your business affair has problematic il egalities.

mule, with a: transport your cravings into material goods.

water flowing in a small: your self-imposed emotional traumas need to flow.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

4 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


Each canal is a deep patterned within that is unconsciously played out.Can also represent canals within the body that are in need of repair or healing. ... canals  dream meaning

Birth Canal

Dreams of a birth canal represent that your darkest hour is truly, just before the dawn. This dream is about hope and keeping the faith, and that you are close to the fulfillment of your dreams, and to giving birth to a whole new incarnation of yourself.... birth canal dream meaning

Canal / Waterway

whoever sees in his sleep that there is a canal with him, if there was a ferrule in it then a child will be born to him. And if there isn’t ferrule in it, a young girl will be born to him.... canal / waterway dream meaning

River / Bridge / Canal / Dam / Reservoir

Rivers and streams always represent the way you live your life, as well as the way you see your life. Did you dream of a mean-dering river or one that was direct? The first would suggest emotional ups and downs, whilst the second would suggest emotional calm. Dreams of being carried along by a river or stream can refer to the passage of life from birth to death, but they are more likely to refer to your emotional life. How you felt in the dream will indicate the meaning; were you frightened, happy or excited? If the river is rushing by, this may suggest that you feel life is moving too quickly.

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.... river / bridge / canal / dam / reservoir dream meaning