Movement toward change; connections in a relationship; often associated with ferry across Styx and death. If across a river, end of a relationship or a transition from one phase of life to another or one life situation to another. It can also signify the emotional connections in a relationship. Sometimes links with death of or the loss of someone.

The link can be with work, with your desire to get somewhere and your ability to overcome a barrier. If so the ferry suggests the skill you have in going beyond difficulties or the money/energy you expend to get there.

Remember that on a ferry you are leaving one thing or place and arriving at another. So it can point to the end of something – a relationship or way of life – and the beginning of something else.

Example: I keep dreaming about ferries, always crossing an area I don’t recognise. I am sometimes with my ex-boyfriend – we split 11 months ago – or I may be with my dad, but generally alone. I usually just make the ferry, and sometimes have to jump or swim for it. I always get on it again to come back from wherever.

The interesting thing here is that you include both ex-boyfriend and Dad. The ferry suggests your need to be connected or ‘with’ a man. Sometimes you feel you make that connection, but you still have a sense of yourself as alone. So I wonder if the relationship with your father left you without the feeling of being close or loved. Jumping for the ferry shows you making a real effort. You make this effort in relationships, possibly because you carry a feeling you are never quite good enough to be loved. That is a deadening emotion, and you need to develop another conviction about yourself. It is worth frequently looking directly at yourself in a mirror and saying – “Celia, I really love you!” This may promote emotions, but persist until you can feel strong in appreciating yourself.

Example: My granny appeared before me with the face she probably had as a young woman. It was like the visual version of her essence. She wasn’t old and wrinkly but smooth and radiating. We spoke to each other in thoughts and she was unhappy and sort of crabby (like how she had been most of her life), In response to her emotional state, I tried to impart some wisdom to her about letting go of anger and accepting things as they are and feeling peace. Then she told me she had to go on a flight away and that she wouldn’t be back. I grabbed onto her legs and said that I wasn’t ready to let her go. We talked some more and then she began to get worried that she had missed her flight. I told her not to worry and led her to a meadow where my brother was. He said goodbye to her and we both led her into a small boat so she could ferry herself to the other side. I intuitively understood in the dream that my brother and I could not go with her. Anyways, I told my husband about the dream and that I thought I should find an internet cafe somewhere to contact the family back home to see if Granny was all right. The next morning we arrived in Havana and found internet to check our emails and I found a message in my inbox from my Mom telling me that my Granny had passed away the previous night.

If ferry you know: Consider why you use the ferry, what you associate with it. See: Associations Working With; bridge

Useful questions and hints:

Why am I on the ferry and where am I going?

What am I moving away from or toward in the dream?

What am I observing or feeling about the ferry?

Do I know where I am going or want to go?

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