Canoes dream meanings

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Canoes require a lot of strength to maneuver, so in dreams they often show us something about our ability to handle our emotions.

Because canoes are man-made, dreams that involve a canoe also show our ability to handle emotions which are inflicted by other people.

Canoes may also show our willingness to follow instruction and our levels of skillfulness.

If you have a dream about a canoe, you have likely been feeling as if you want to gain better control of your life. If you are rowing a canoe in your dream, you are taking a great first step in better controlling the events in your life. However, you should look into the specifics of your dream to figure out what is still taking over your life and what you can do to fix it.

If you are rowing the canoe in your dream, you want to be fully in charge. However, it is clearly going to take a lot of work. Your canoe rowing dream is reminding you to work hard and fight the roughness of the water, because in the end it will be worth it to be able to say that you did it all on your own.

In your dream you may have

  • Rowed a canoe.
  • Built a canoe.
  • Floated in a canoe.
  • Ridden in a canoe that someone else was rowing.
  • Seen a canoe.
  • Been in a canoe that successfully traveled or reached its destination.
  • Been in a canoe that did not make it to its destination.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You rowed the canoe.
  • The canoe was steered to its destination.
  • You built a canoe.
  • You were able to follow or give instructions on how to properly steer the canoe.

Detailed dream interpretation

If somebody else is rowing the canoe in your dream, then you let others affect your life and your emotions. Because canoes are man made, if you are not in control of your own canoe in your dream it means that somebody else is influencing your emotions. This is also true if nobody is steering the canoe in your dream. In real life, it is a good idea to listen to the opinions of others. However, you should not let somebody else influence your entire life. You may not yet have found the perfect combination of life experience and outside advice.

If the canoe in your dream was headed somewhere, and it made it to its destination then you will have success in this new endeavor to regain complete control of your life. If the canoe in your dream did not make it to its original destination, then you may be unsure about your own skills or abilities. Canoe rowing requires a large amount of skill and strength, but if you do not have these qualities then you cannot succeed. In real life, you need to convince yourself that you do have these skills and abilities in order to succeed at your task.

Canoes represent skillfulness, so a dream about building a canoe shows the ultimate level of craftsmanship and ability. Seeing a canoe in your dream at all may symbolize your level of skillfulness. If you were observing it from further away you may have less skill, but if you saw it very up close you may feel as if you have very much skill in your chosen field of practice.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • The amount of control you maintain in everyday situations.
  • The amount of control you have over areas of your life such as family and relationships.
  • Emotional control and restraint.
  • Levels of skillfulness.
  • Working under stress.
  • Taking other people’s advice and dealing with others.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a canoe

Controlled. In control. Strong. Helpful. Communicative. Able-bodied. Opinionated.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012