Oars are a manual form of propulsion for a boat. They are also used to help steer. To dream of an oar indicates your ability to propel yourself forward in a given situation. It also suggests your ability to steer yourself in the right direction. Examine the condition of the oar to get a better understanding of how well you feel you are moving forward and in which direction. An old, worn-out oar could indicate that the direction you are going in life no longer suits you.