This is a dream about diminished capacity or ability. Our limbs are what give us mobility and the dexterity with which to create, both of which are impacted in some way when we lose a limb. Whether it is as significant as an entire arm or leg or just the smallest finger or toe, the appearance of a missing limb or amputation in a dream is reflecting some sort of invasion of your ability to navigate through life. Consider the use of the limb that is missing and you will have more information to interpret.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Boat signals forecast bright prospects, if upon clear water.
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
(Ferry; Ferryboat; Fireboat; Fishing boat; Ship; Star) In a dream, a fishing boat represents profits and benefits.
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
Your boat passes under a bridge: you are on a safe track towards your goal • You ride on a fast-sailing boat: you will be on a fast track to a great financial and social success • You ride on a tattered boat or chariot: y... Chine Dream Interpretation
As mentioned in all relevant dream symbols, bodies of water represent your unconscious, your emotions and your accumulated soul experiences. Depending on the content of the dream, several different interpretations could be made.
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
Symbol: The boat is a symbol of your personality, pan of what you need in order to move forward in the ocean of life!
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
The boat is a dream symbol for your life and/or business, and the dreamer must pull together all the aspects of this dream to approximate the meaning, such as: the water, whether it is clear, murky, inland lakes, or oceans, was the boat moving, etc., so look up all the dream symbols you can remember and you should be able to glean the sense of your dream. Don’t forget to consider idioms; don’t rock the boat, we are all in the same boat, and so on.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of a boat symbolize that you are floating just above the depths of your unconsciousness and the mysterious ocean of your sacred feminine nature.
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 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
In ancient times, boats were worshiped in Mesopotamia, Crete, and Egypt, as they were associated with certain deities. In oneiric terms, boats symbolize the ability to communicate with people who, by the way they think, feel, or live, are far from you. So, dreaming that you take a boat trip heralds the beginning of a new phase of your life or a new relationship. By contrast, a sinking ship warns against a breakup. Boats can also represent a journey through your emotions. Depending on the condition and status of the water, the meaning changes.
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
You may be skimming the surface of deep emotional issues below the surface. Any vehicle in a dream refers us to our paths in life.
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
Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘the final journey’. They can also represent fertility and adventure and in antiquity were seen as the bearers of gods and kings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with both our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we feel that we are in control of our lives. You may also like to consult the entries for journey and transport.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: A boat ride is an indication that you arc not pursuing your goals forcefully enough. Dreaming about passing through a narrow spot means that you need to concentrate, pay more attention. Dreaming about two people riding in the boat may be a sign that a relationship is becoming too restricting, or that an emotional impasse needs attention so that both people in the boat can reach the shore.... Dreamers Dictionary
Seen in a clear stream, a dream of happiness; to see one sink indicates disappointment; to fall from one, great dangers; to sail on smooth water, happiness and prosperity; on muddy water, trouble (Raphael). Here the symbolism requires no explanation. Bayley, however, says that the original meaning of the word bateau, or boat, is derived from the word beatus, or happy.... The Fabric of Dream
Our journey through the seas of life and how we meet the rough and smooth experiences, as with following example.
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
Vision: If you are crossing a raging river in a small boat: you are facing great difficulties right now, but things will get sorted out.
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
It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream as to its interpretation.
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
(1) Because of their connections with water, boats may symbolize (some aspect of) the feminine, either with a plainly sexual reference or with reference to the unconscious (in the case of a male dreamer, the reference may be specifically to the anima), or with reference to mother or Great Mother. See also Mother.
(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
1- To dream of being on a ferry indicates that we are making some movement towards change. Because the ferry carries large numbers of people it may also represent a group to which we belong needing to make changcs, needing to change its way of working and take responsibility for moving as a group rather than as individuals.
2- The ferry is one of the oldest symbols that is associated with death.
The old idea of being ferried across the River Styx, the boundary between life and death, gives an image of making major change.
3- A spiritual ‘death’ or change of some kind.
The dreamer needs to be aware that lie may, spiritually, be moving on from his present knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Symbol: A ferry, like a bridge, is a connection between two shores.
Vision: Being on a ferry crossing a lake or river: pay attention to the depth and width of the water, but in general the dream is not a good omen for your journey into maturity.
Depth Psychology: The ferry is an expression of your search for a new spiritual dimension. You have decided—if not, do so now—to let go of past emotional reactions and habits. See Bridge, Ship, Shore.... Dreamers Dictionary
The ferry is one of the oldest symbols associated with death. It signifies transition, often from the physical realm to the spiritual. We may be undergoing a spiritual ‘death’ or change of some kind, moving on from present knowledge.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: The old idea of being ferried across the river styx, the boundary between life and death, gives an image of making major change, when we may have to leave behind all that we have known.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of being on a ferry indicates that we are making some movement towards change. Because the ferry carries large numbers of people it may also represent a group to which we belong needing to make changes, needing to change its way of working and take responsibility for moving as a group rather than as individuals. You might like to consult the entries for boat / ship and death.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) This may symbolize moving from one phase of your life to another; or a resolve to leave the past behind for a new and better future.
(2) If the crossing is to a foreign land, the ‘journey5 symbolized may be that of the ego into the unconscious parts of the psyche.
(3) Going across a river or other narrow stretch of water in a ferryboat may symbolize death. (This symbolism occurs in Greek, Egyptian and other mythology.) See also Dead / Death, for literal and figurative understandings.
Ferries have two distinctions that inform their symbolic meaning. First, they traverse water, which means they help us move through emotional territory. Second, they generally transport cars as well as their drivers. Since cars are the vehicles through which we traverse our lifelong journey along the path, the ferry is the emotional detour so that we can get to territory we wish to explore next.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are on a houseboat, suggests that you are in a period of transition. You are experiencing personal changes and figuring out what kind of person you are going to become.... My 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.
Also see Sea and Water... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task. When we make mistakes or the risk is too great, spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: 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 becoming aware of the degree of skill we require to navigate life’s difficulties. Because the sea can represent deep emotion, in dreams a lifeboat may be of help in learning to handle our own emotions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: 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 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
Vision: Looking at a mast: you have accomplished an enormous task and should be proud of yourself. You can start on a new project now.
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
A missing article, such as a set of keys, denotes a sense of being out of control.
A missed plane, bus, train, appointment, or time commitment can symbolize a missed opportunity, and the frustration of being behind and unorganized is also suggested. (See also Loss of Something).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Propelled by the wind, a sailboat may mennon to surrender to the elements or to a higher power. Thus, it may relate to your faith and trust in a higher power to move you safely to your destination in life.
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