Water in dreams represents emotion and intuition. Your dream boat may symbolize an emotional journey. Are you sailing along peacefully with friends or family, soaking up the sun, or is the water choppy and tossing you back and forth? Peaceful, calm waters indicates "smooth sailing" and turbulent waters represent a rough ride. What is the context of the dream? Are you sailing through fog? Perhaps you're having trouble finding your way or something is hidden from you. If the boat crashes or capsizes, you may be afraid of literally being "tossed out."
Ships represent the course your life is taking. The type of ship may indicate your state of mind. Are you on a luxury cruise? You may be feeling confident that all is going well. Is the ship a war ship? You may be feeling angry or aggressive. A lifeboat may symbolize a need to be rescued. A disaster occurring on board might represent obstacles or fear.
To dream of missing a boat or ship symbolizes missing an opportunity. Your ship coming in could be bringing you opportunities or other blessings.
Boats and ships symbolize transitions from one place to the next, or from the unconscious to the conscious. Dreaming of a submarine may symbolize a journey into the unconscious. Boats and ships as symbols in your dream may represent movement from one stage to the next or making a clean break with past.
May all your dreams come true!
Parthena Black is a professional social worker and ordained minister with experience in tarot and runes. For private spiritual counseling and intuitive readings via e-mail, please visit her at oymygoddess.com