There are not many ways of propelling yourself forward with your arms. The psyche is very 'economical' in how it can suggest two principles with one symbol: moving forward and the idea of personal effort. Because of its association with the arms, it can represent the idea of give and take as you move forward. At the same time, you must rely on the ‘current’ or be present enough to maximize your efforts. You may be questioning your ability to pull your own weight. Rowing can symbolize moving forward from a better sense of who you are and what you need in life. See Water.