(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)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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.... Dreamers Dictionary
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.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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.... My Dream Interpretation
1- A shovel in a dream will signify a need to dig into past experiences for information. We may need to uncover a past joy or trauma, or possibly even a learning experience.
The type of spade or shovel will be of relevance.
A garden spade would suggest being totally pragmatic, whereas a fire shovel would indicate a need to take care.
2- Since a shovel can suggest a degree of introspection, of covering up, what is being shovelled is important. We are needing to be mindful of the content of our lives. Shovelling compost, for instance, would mean considering the sum total and most fertile aspects of our lives, whereas shovelling sand might suggest an experience of time.
3- A shovel is an implement or tool which can be used to help us uncover what is spiritually correct.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Since a shovel or spade can suggest a degree of introspection, of covering up, what is being moved is important. We need to be mindful of the content of our lives. Digging compost, for instance, would mean considering the sum total and most fertile aspects of our lives, whereas shovelling sand, with its attendant dangers, might suggest trying to manipulate time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a snow snovel, or about you/somebody else shoveling snow, suggests that you are seeking your self-identity. You are on a quest for a new understanding of your waking life and true self. Alternatively, this dream can occur when you are trying too hard in find the truth to a problem.... My Dream Interpretation
Unlike rivers and seas, lakes, lagoons, pools, ponds and puddles are typically still, so if they feature in your dream, they could be reflecting your emotional calm.
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
Pulled by a boat on the surface of the water, the dreamer who is waterskiing may be experiencing the force of someone else’s decisions pulling him or her. Falling while water- skiing could easily indicate an emotional fall.... Ariadne's Book of Dream