Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings
Canals are man-made rivers, and therefore represent mankind’s intervention in nature. Canals also give structure and layout to major cities, which is why they represent the structure and balance in your own life.
Canals can represent a sense of balance in our families and relationships with others. This is especially apparent if there was another person present in your canal dream. Are you giving enough attention to the people you love? Are you putting one person ahead of the rest, even though that person may not always be that for you? Remember that family, or the people you think of as family, will always be in your life. Do not put all of your effort into a new relationship with someone if you are not receiving the same attention in return. You should be able to maintain a good sense of balance between family and relationships.
In your dream you may have
- Been in an empty or filled canal.
- Swam in a canal.
- Jumped into a canal.
- Seen a canal.
- Floated in a canal, either by yourself or in a boat.
Positive changes are afoot if
- You floated in a canal.
- You traveled by boat in a canal.
Detailed dream interpretation
Dreams about canals can show something about the balance in our lives. In the waking world, canals are a man-made structure placed alongside nature. The concrete canal is supposed to control the flow of water, something that is usually naturally controlled. The canal helps to find that perfect balance between nature and manufacturing that is strange and foreign to nature itself. Therefore, dreams about canals are often about balance.
Balance is central to canal dreams, especially if you yourself are struggling to balance or are trying to avoid falling into the water. If this happens, or even if it does not, your dream is trying to warn you of a lack of harmony in your life. Look at all of the areas of your life where you feel you could be improving or where you feel like you are not able to put enough effort into your projects.
Canals can also represent work and school. If there is not a good sense of balance between your personal life and your work or education, you will begin to have a negative image of your successes. You may be dreaming about a canal to try to find this balance in your life, so try to think about what things are most important to you and how you could devote more time to them. You must sometimes be honest with your friends and family, and remind them that you have to focus on school. Give yourself a healthy balance between work, school, sleep, and your other responsibilities.
Canals can also have to do with your own personal balance. You may be feeling like you haven’t been able to focus on yourself and your own powers of expression and creativity. Try to take some time off, go on vacation, or go somewhere quiet away from your hectic home life for a short time. This will bring some balance back to your busy life and allow you some emotional structure.
If, in your dream, you are floating in a canal on your back or in a boat, then it is a positive sign. You have found that perfect sense of balance between the important areas of your life and you are still able to focus on staying afloat and being you. The other important part of this dream is the fact the water levels go up and down in a canal. This dream can represent your emotions are unhinged over a close possibly romantic relationship. To see the water fluctuate and go up and down is indicates that people are making you feel this way.
This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life
- Work and school.
- Home and family life.
- Relationships and personal issues.
- A sense of balance and harmony.
Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of canals
Peaceful. Calm. Distracted. Confused. Overwhelmed. Harmonious. Turmoil