Ships or Boats

Ships or Boats

Ships Or Boats Dream Meaning

Your life is spiritually like a ship or a boat --- I’m sure you would agree it goes up and down. Boats can be used to get us from A to B, for recreation, cruising along and of course income, these can all be derived from boats. In the same way, that life can be calm and serene, or it can be exciting and adventurous, it can also blow us down or put us on our knees --- boats can be all. No matter what happens, boats offer a way to get from one place to another and to enjoy the journey. I’m here to help you uncover your boat or ship's dream meaning.  Are you enjoying your life journey?

Keep in mind that you have the power to choose how you react to every situation just like in the dream how you reacted to the ocean, boat, sea, crew mates or what other symbols appeared, this is a reminder that no matter where life takes you, there will always be ups and downs in life, but it's up to you whether you let those ups and downs define you, or whether you keep pushing forward.
When you face a moment where you are faced with a wave, don't let it consume your entire outlook. The dream of boats and ships in general means you can overcome anything life throws your way. This dream could have appeared to remind you of your strength. For the ship or boat to sink can mean it is important to not "miss out" on life's moments. I now want to move onto the spiritual meaning and I am excited to share this with you.

What is the spiritual meaning of ships and boat dreams?

Let me explain. To see ships or boats in one's dream has a range of meanings. In a nutshell, any dream in which these symbols are featured provides greater insight into your subconscious mind. The other important area is to consider all elements of the dream from looking at the condition of the boat, and whether there is any crew on board, or whether the boat was at sea. A boat often refers to a spiritual journey, and this dream can show that you have an excellent mixture of new possibilities going forward. If you are relaxing on the boat, then this indicates safety, and that in the near future you will have good times with your family or friends. This dream can also symbolize how you cope with the emotions in your life. It is important that you make sure you attract favorable energies in the future. The only way that you are able to do this is if you think more positively about what has been given to you on this earth.

Is the boat or ship dream good or bad?

I believe that this dream is good if the symbols around the dream were positive. The boat is a symbol of how you are coping in life in general. The condition of the water is a direct reflection of how you are feeling. If the water is calm but you are expecting stormy weather then this can indicate that you expect things to spiral out of control - but they will not. To dream you are in a storm while on a boat or that you are violently being thrown around on the boat can indicate that there is difficulties ahead. Remember the phrase "don't rock the boat" this is your message. Try to stay neutral in a situation and don't retaliate if someone is being particularly toxic. If you are sitting on a boat such as a cruise ship or large liner then this can indicate that you are feeling you wish to just get away from the problems you are encountering right now. 

What is the meaning of seeing a ship or boat in a dream?

If you are in a ship or boat in a dream and you encounter stormy waters, this shows that things are going to be difficult and tough going forward. If you have a large boat with a crew in your dream, this shows that you need to be tough in something related to work. The dream about a ship means that it is in your power to make a long trip. The dream is a premonition that you will actually make a long journey. Whatever ship or boat in your dream, usually suggests you can solve problems that seemed unsolvable.

Sailing in a boat suggests that you are an open person, sociable, and with lots of initiative. If you are sailing in a motorboat it means that your mind is sharp, and you have a great capacity for understanding. The same dream can suggest that a letter will soon arrive, determining you to go on a trip abroad. Dreaming of a canoe on calm waters is the omen of happiness, as well as good business. A yacht means that you are confident in regard to your future and your talents. If in your dream you are on a ship at sea, this indicates that you will have more initiative. Being in a ship or boat on a rough sea foretells dangerous business ahead. Navigation or sailing tools of a boat in your dream portend that you might need help and understanding after a mistake you have recently done at work.

Boats can be associated with focus on a journey in life. Dreams can include small boats, rivers, and lakes. To see such a vessel in a dream can indicate that you will carry emotional feelings. A large ship in a dream can imply that you will focus on how you can develop yourself in life. Now, there are all sorts of boats, in different shapes and sizes: fishing boats, pleasure boats, houseboats, lifeboats, cargo boats, large ships, sailboats, and so on. Here, I cover all meanings of the boat. We need to look at the purpose of the boat.

Boat or ship --- general dream meaning

If we turn to ancient times the “boat” is considered an important element to increase people’s survival. The ancient times Egyptians had a belief that the dead should cross water and this was described in ancient books as a “wintering waterway.” There were many different accounts of traveling by boat spiritual texts and how the boat can help us reach spiritual enlightenment. The boat is connected to the doors of the sky. The doors of the sky were basically an association with our own spiritual souls. The ownership of a boat in ancient times was connected to survival and the means to move forward in life. Egypt’s also created a very miniature boat in order to create elements. The water in a dream is associated with how you are feeling and the boat is your path spiritually. That is why we need to look closer at the state of the water. The more choppy the more stress you might encounter.

What does a boat or ship dream mean?

When you dream of boats, symbolically you are dreaming about transport. In dreams, a boat speaks of our intuition mostly about navigation. When you see a boat floating into your awareness when doing a tarot reading, you will have to ask yourself the following questions: Where is your boat going? How are you navigating through life? How are you maneuvering through the adverse conditions that you find yourself in? What do you consider your North which is your ultimate guide? Are you prepared for your boat journey?

Boats and water are like yin and yang meaning that each of them depends on the other. The boat is symbolizing your responsibility to navigate through emotional tides. They are the vehicles in your energetic seas of existence. I believe that it is important to check the attention of the water symbolism in dreams – why does the boat come sailing in your intuitive mind? I have also researched what the boat means in tarot readings and water is symbolic of: Psychic perception. Emotions. Deeper knowing. Dreams. Flexibility. Intuition. Fluidity.

When the boats turn into a ship in your dream, you will have to think beyond the travel meaning and will have the implication that, you will need to seek guidance from your inner vision and your surrounding symbols in dreams. Remember that, the boat is your vehicle to move from one point to the next thus, it is a representation of your will. The way you navigate it will be either the storm on your seas or the wind in your sail. In spiritual terms, boats are important because you cannot progress anywhere by being on an island. You will have to figuratively move around spiritual paths that represented by the 24 hours stage. You cannot be a hero or a mystic by staying at home, you need to travel and have adventures.

What does a small boat mean spiritually?

Seeing a boat in your dream is a positive symbol spiritually. It could be a sign that you are going to enter a new relationship that could be romantic and intimate. It could involve dating which in this case, it will evolve progressively and slowly. Seeing a small boat bobbing on the waves indicates quicker progression and a start of a sexual affair. Alternatively, it could imply that you are having a valued, happy time, balanced and stable relationship with someone close to you – such as a friend or a companion.

What does traveling on a boat mean in a dream?

A dream where you see yourself traveling in a boat could be a revelation of your easygoing nature. There is a possibility that you have a tendency to get easily be what I will call: uninterested and bored with the person whom you hold a romantic attachment. This leads to thoughts of cheating in the relationship! Even developing feelings for someone else. This is the meaning in traditional dream lore. The feelings could be temporal, but at the same time, it will put your relationship in jeopardy. As time goes by, you will find it hard or difficult to sustain any long-term relationship with people.

What is it mean to see a large ship in a dream?

When you find yourself sailing in a large boat in your dream, according to old dream lore it is a sign that could be a representation of the absence of assistance. You could be going through some difficulties, dilemmas or problems. When you are going through the aforementioned problems, your friends may need a shoulder to lean on and thus, leaving you feeling the pressure on your own. 

What does it mean to dream of yachts?

Being in a yacht in your dream is symbolic of your nature -bringing financial rewards in your life which are then going to affect a current project or plan you are working on. A yacht in ancient dream lore is connected to profits but at great risk. To sail a yacht on the water can indicate critical and sensitive decision-making process which you will have to tackle. One of the decisions you are about to make might result in a financial disaster.

What does it mean to dream of a boat filled with water?

Dreaming that you are on a boat and then it starts filling with water is a positive sign that denotes a financial improvement in the near future. You are going to make some profitable decisions that will make you become wealthier. Alternatively, it could be a sign that you are going to become a more influential and powerful person that people will look to to help them meet their goals and aspirations.

What does it mean to see yourself getting ashore from a boat in your dream?

A dream where you see yourself getting ashore from a boat that you were sailing could denote happiness. It is most likely that you are working on a project, activity, or task which is very important to you and you are going to succeed in whatever it is. The outcome of the project would make you experience greater satisfaction, happiness, and fulfillment.

What does it mean to keep dreaming about boats?

Recurrent dreaming of boats doesn’t foretell of possible losses and troubles, but it is a warning and thus, if you correct whatever it is that is prompting you to dream, then you could prevent it from recurring.

What does it mean to fly in a boat?

When you dream that you are flying in a boat in your dream, it means unexpected, extreme, or quick good fortunes. There is a possibility that you are going to see your financial or professional situation improve at a rate that is unexpected and very fast. This dream can mean that you are likely going to lead a carefree, lavish and luxurious lifestyle. Whatever it is that is going to happen will lead you to earn admiration and respect from others who are around you.

What does it mean to be in a boat with someone in your dream?

A dream where you see yourself in a boat in the company of a stranger is an indication of upcoming changes in your life. You are likely to face unexpected or predicted circumstances occurring in your life. Due to this, you are going to need to find a new home to live in. There is a possibility of relocation in the near future due to the change.

What does the boat signify in the bible?

A boat can symbolize teamwork, direction, adventure, challenges, and other ideas which are useful. The symbolism is evidence bearing in mind that, a boat journey is characterized by great challenges and failures before you reach your destination with death being certain for those on board. In the bible, there are several stories where the nautical symbolism of boats and ships is used in several paragraphs. Check out Noah and the Ark, Jesus' parables and stories with his disciples in Galilee, Jonah’s ship to Tarshish, and Paul’s travels. The first story in the bible which introduces Jesus as one who tells of parables is said while He was sitting in a boat.

Matthew chapter 13 and verse 1, it tells of Jesus addressing a multitude of people who had gathered and he addressed them while sitting in a boat. Verses 34 and 35 tell of everything that Jesus spoke, he was sitting in a boat. Whatever he talked about was a revelation of things that had been hidden since the caption on the world. This means that even the ship or boat which he sat in was also symbolic of something. The description of Jesus Christ as he sat in the boat emphasizes how he revealed things that had been hidden from the foundation of the world. Some of the dramatic scenes that happened during the life of Jesus happened while they were in a boat. The boat seems to be a living symbol of the Ministry of Jesus Christ and the work that he and his followers will do throughout the ages.

What does it mean to dream of a boat on the calm water?

To see a boat pass through calm and clean water is a sign of good luck. It is a dream that denotes that, you are going to have an easy time while searching for prosperity and success. It is even better when you see the sun shining brightly in your dream. Alternatively, sailing in a boat on the calm water is symbolic of new, steady, and slow beginnings. If you are thinking of setting up some new business project, an activity or even embarking on a new relationship. The dream denotes that, your plans are going to succeed and at the same time, a new endeavor is in the offing. The dream is an indication that, whatever it is, it is going to be slow and then gradually grow, expand, develop, improve or evolve.

What does it mean to dream of a boat on choppy or stormy water?

I had a dream about being in a storm on a boat. It was even weirder because the real boat was some sort of ride that made my stomach go up and down. A dream where you are in a boat on choppy water indicates that you are going to have some difficulties in the near future. The water being “choppy” can indicate that you will experience challenging and tough times. All the dream is doing to warn you that a difficult situation will occur. This dream can imply struggles and situations that might cause you to feel tired, over-stressed, and drained and thus, you should be ready for it. The feelings will definitely trigger and escalate an already existing problem. To dream of getting off a boat because you are in a storm or do not want to face a storm indicates you will avoid difficult times. To see a boat surfing a large wave indicates that a challenge will present itself and you will overcome that.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • Feel happiness while being in the ship or boat in your dream.
  • You follow a clear path of action in the dream.
  • The sea was not rough.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of ships or boats

  • Having fun. Surprised. Happy. Content. Afraid. Amazed. Curious. Enjoying. Fearful. Worried.

By Florance Saul
Oct 16, 2012