Oar Dream Meanings

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Oar Dream Meaning: From 20 Different Sources


The personal energy and skill used to direct our way through the ‘waters of life’; wordplay for whore; phallic be­cause of its in and out motion. Idioms: stick one’s oar in; rest on one’s oars.
Dream Source: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Author: Tony Crisp
Used in pursuit to move ahead, but without outside help; see “water”
Dream Source: Dream Dictionary Unlimited
Author: Margaret Hamilton
An oar, being a tool that both propels us forward and allows us to move in a particular direction, signifies a spiritual guiding principle.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous
Psychological / emotional perspective: To ‘put our oar in’ indicates our ability to interfere with other people’s lives.

To lose an oar indicates the loss of an ability we have formerly valued.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous
Material aspects: The oar is a tool that enables a boat to move forward successfully, but its use requires some skill. Thus it stands for our own set of personal skills. We have certain skills that help us to ‘navigate’ our lives.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous
Gives gender-specific: In dreams, a woman is more likely to be passive when an oar is used.

If she is using the oars she is in control of any final decision. In a man’s dream, since rowing faces away from the direction of travel, he must perhaps trust his own judgement. You might like to consult the entries for boat / ship, journey and transport for further clarification.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous
Oars represent a journey across the surface of the unconscious. They also symbolize masculine power. Oars penetrate the waters of the emotions and the psyche, moving through the issues at hand. Having only one oar and being motionless, or trying to row with only one oar, may depict the need for a partner or mate.
Dream Source: Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
If you handle or otherwise use oars in your dream you will experience disappointments and you may sacrifice your own desires to please others.

To lose an oar shows you have not planned sufficiently and a broken oar denotes utter failure in your undertaking.

Dream Source: Encyclopedia of Dreams
Author: Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen
To be rowing with two oars means you will forge ahead due to your own efforts.

To lose an oar while rowing means you will suffer a minor setback, but will quickly recover.

Dream Source: Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Author: Raymond Buckland
If you dreamed of losing or breaking an oar, you will have difficulties, but you can quickly overcome them by using your head.

If you dreamed of rowing a boat, or of being rowed in one, you can expect to make steady progress along your chosen path.

Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean
It is a good omen if you dream of rowing in a small boat.

If others are also rowing with you, then expect to face difficulties before success, It is a bad sign if you lose or break an Oar.

Dream Source: Mystic Dream Book
Author: Internet Archive - Anonymous
1. One is able to control emotions.

2. Phallic symbol.

3. Need for someone to help one.

Dream Source: New American Dream Dictionary
Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin
Rowing a boat means sacrifice and disappointment for the dreamer.

To lose an oar warns of useless effort to please others.

Dream Source: Psycho Dream Interpretation
Author: Ella Freeman Sharpe
To dream of using or seeing an oar represents your desire to control and direct a situation in your life. Your ability to maneuver through your ocean of emotions is being tested.

If you only have one oar, you might be spinning in circles without realizing it.

See Boat and Water.

Dream Source: Strangest Dream Explanations
Author: Dream Explanations - Anonymous
1- The oar is a tool that enables a boat to move forward successfully; but its use requires some skill. Thus it stands for our own set of personal skills. We have certain skills which help us to ‘navigate’ our lives.

2- To put one’s oar in indicates our ability to interfere with other people’s lives.

To lose an oar indicates the loss of an ability we have formerly valued.

3- An oar can suggest a Spiritual Tool, by nature of its guiding qualities, though ultimately it is we ourselves who have control over the direction we take.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Author: Pamela Ball
To dream of handling oars, portends disappointments for you, inasmuch as you will sacrifice your own pleasure for the comfort of others.

To lose an oar, denotes vain efforts to carry out designs satisfactorily.

A broken oar represents interruption in some anticipated pleasure.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller
This is another example of a bad news-good news dream.

The bad news is that if you lost or broke the oar, you are in for trouble; and the good news is that it will be the kind of trouble you can quickly overcome by using your head.

See also Row.

Dream Source: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Author: Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett
Your ability to “get places,” navigate, or change direction in your life.

Losing your oars while in a boat can represent: a particular real-life situation in which you feel unempowered; a feeling or fear of not being able to change direction in your life.

See also: Propeller; Steering

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman
Helps put you in control of your boat or emotional life; without an oar you are unable to steer and drift about.

A guiding helpmate.

Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards
If you handle or otherwise use oars in your dream you will experience disappointments and you may sacrifice your own desires to please others.

To lose an oar shows you have not planned sufficiently and a broken oar denotes utter failure in your undertaking.

Dream Source: Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Author: Pagan - Anonymous

1 dream interpretation about oar related.

Oars

(Paddles) Oars in a dream represent the movement of a ship, or they could mean having a secret affair. Oars in a dream also mean reaching safety, or finding a helping friend.

(Also see Boat; Ship)... oars dream meaning