Oars & Water
Oars and generally symbols that have anything to do with water can be very powerful dream symbols. Water in dreams symbolizes your emotional state, so if oars and water are combined together in a dream, know that your emotions are also a part of the dream’s meaning.
Dreaming About Using Oars
If you are using the oars yourself in your dream, then you are showing a deep control over your emotional state, and you may want to loosen your grip on that if you are looking to elevate your emotional attachments.
When the oar is in our hands, we are in charge of the intellectual journey ahead of us.
This demonstrates how capable you are of navigating life based on your emotional experiences. Another thing to consider when you see oars in a dream is how fast they are moving. Are you using them quickly and energetically? This could suggest you need to tackle a situation in your life with some more aggression or energy.
Have you had this dream more than once? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.
Dreaming About Only Having One Oar
If you only have one oar in your dream, the message could be that you need to seek assistance from an outside party to get where you want to go in life. This can also represent a part of yourself that you are searching for, maybe you need to learn new skills or begin meditating to unlock the other oar/another part of yourself.
Look for the second oar in your dream if this is the case, and this will show you what is needed to continue on your journey.
Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.