The symbolism of water dreams can include life, death, change, rebirth and renewal, to name a few. Water is a powerful dream symbol that holds deep messages to the dreamer and shouldn’t be over looked. Water as a dream symbol represents your current emotional state of mind. Depending the context of your “water dream” can hold a different meaning all together. Sometimes when we are unable to show our emotions in our walking life our dreams tend to bring them out in different forms. Recognizing the events in your water dream can benefit you in many ways mentally and physically. Water dreams can be both positive and negative so take the time and recall as many objects as possible.
Water dreams are quite common but what makes them unique to the individual are the events that take place. To get to the true meaning of what you dream represents you need to write down as much detail as possible. Get a pen and a paper and write down the answers to the questions below. Answering these types of questions would help differentiate your dream from the next person.
Water as a dream symbol holds a very important message to the dreamer that is unveiled to the conscious via unconscious. … Water… can be interpreted differently… due to… the content… and nature of the dream. … Understanding the color, location and mood of the water dream can all influence the meaning. … Water for the most part touches on the dreamers inner emotional state of mind. … Like most people who might not understand their emotions very well, water can mimic our emotions we might be feeling or repressing. … Water can hold both positive and negative rolls for the dreamer and understanding it can help you mentally in your walking life.
… Water Colors:
Clear Water – This is a positive dream symbol that lets you know your emotions are clear. Depending who and what is around you in the dream might indicate to your feelings to them.
Unclear / Muddy or Dirty Water – Suggests that your dwelling in your own negativity. You need to take a break and clear your mind. It is likely that your thought process is clouded and needs some sort of cleansing. Muddy water is not a good symbol, it suggest that you need to remove all the heaviness in your life in order to see clear. You might be uncertain and confused about a situation and do not know how to take appropriate action. This can also indicate you are drowning in negative thoughts and emotions. You are not thinking or seeing clearly enough to find the proper solution to the problems in your life. It may also be an omen signaling some difficult times ahead. If the water is also stagnant, this symbolizes disappointment.
Brown/Murky … – If you are unable to see clearly it might suggest emotional difficulties. Your thoughts might be controlling how you feel about the situation. Try to be more positive.
Dark Blue – If the color is very dark suggests unconscious emotions that could be heavy and deep. … How you feel being in the water shows how comfortable you are with your emotional depth.
Red – This symbol suggest anger or passion. This is a very strong color that brings out the dreamers inner feelings.
Muddy – Your emotions are thick and you need to remove the heaviness in your life.
Water is one of the most common dream symbols and is usually associated with the emotions and the unconscious. Large bodies of water (ocean, lake, pool) usually represent the unconscious itself.
Consider the numerous figures of speech relating to water and how they may relate in the context of your dream:
1) like a fish out of water (uncomfortable)
2) in deep water (in over your head)
3) water under the bridge (it’s in the past)
4) Blood is thicker than water (family is more important)
5) in hot water (in trouble)
6) muddy the waters (make things worse)
7) test the waters (try out)
8) through hell and high water (no matter what)
9) treading water (in danger of drowning)
10) white water rapids (rough waters) You may think of others that make sense in the context of your dream.
Swimming, paddling or rowing down the river may suggest you are going with the flow and experiencing no difficulties; going up the river suggests you are going against the natural flow or experiencing difficulties; or you are going against your intuition. You may be making things harder for yourself than they have to be.
Taking a shower or bath may suggest you are cleansing yourself, releasing your negative thoughts and emotions — washing your troubles away.
To be underwater may suggest you are feeling overwhelmed or you are in over your head emotionally or financially. Alternately, you may be exploring your unconscious, seeking inner guidance or uncovering repressed emotions or memories.
The condition or state of the water may represent the emotions. For instance:
1) cold water may symbolize feeling or being cold, distant or unemotional
2) hot water may represent anger or rage
3) rough or turbulent water may symbolize stress; emotional unbalance or difficulties
4) boiling water may represent emotions, especially anger or rage, that have been seething under the surface and are about to emerge or boil over; you may need to walk away and release some steam
5) calm water may represent a peaceful state of mind
6) dirty water may indicate you are holding on to a lot of negative thoughts or emotions; or you may not be thinking clearly about a situation
7) clean and clear water may represent you are in touch with your true nature and spirituality; and/or you are thinking clearly about a situation
8) flowing water may symbolize you are easy-going or going with the flow
9) running water may suggest you are allowing your emotions to run away with you or you may be running away from your emotions (repressing or denying them)
Drowning is a common dream theme which usually occurs when we are under a lot of physical or emotional stress in waking life. Drowning may symbolize the fear of being overcome by or drowning in your emotions; or you may be experiencing financial difficulties and are ‘drowning in debt.’
Alternately, you may want to drown out the noise and chaos around you; or you may be drowning your troubles and trying to escape your problems by drinking them away.
What was the color of the water?
Explain the mood in your dream.
Was the water rough or calm?
Where you alone or with people?
Did you sense danger or where you feeling safe?
When analyzing dreams about water, take into account the type of water formation you are surrounded by (i.e., river, ocean, swimming pool, puddle, etc.), as each form signifies significantly different meanings. Notice the way the water made you feel in the dream, as your reactions may be slightly or greatly different than another individual’s. Also important is your location with respect to the water. How much water is there, does it flow smoothly or is the flow obstructed? Are you outside in the rain or inside taking a shower? In general, dreams about water are symbolic of your emotions in your waking life, the deepest recesses of your subconscious mind and your intuition.
Types of Water Dreams:
Splashed by Water – This is a dream symbol where you unconscious is telling you to wake up! Get back on track with your life and stop stalling.
Water is Boiling/Hot – Means your emotions are running high and you need to let of some steam. You might have reached your boiling point in a current situation. If you are burnt by the water it means that you are going to suffer if you boil up your emotions. You must relax and take your time. You have reached a breaking point in your waking life over certain situations. Emotional chaos and turbulence are starting to come to the surface.Means your emotions are running high and you need to let of some steam.… You might have reached your boiling point in a current situation.… If you are burnt by the water it means that you are going to suffer if you boil up your emotions.… You must relax and take your time.
Listening to Water – To listen to water in your dream denotes time for reflection and peace with your thoughts and emotions.
Walking on Water – Means you at the top of your emotions and you have complete control. You might also have some hidden qualities. You are in control of your emotions and have confidence and faith in yourself in your waking life.
Tsunami – This scary dream means you are unable to deal with a powerful force that’s out of your control. Tsunami dreams indicate that you’re at your emotional capacity and something is going to let loose. There is a negative force surrounding you that is beyond your control. You might also be dealing with unresolved feelings of stress and unhappiness in your waking life.… Tsunami dreams indicate that your at your emotional capacity… on how you might emotionally deal with a up coming situation. Sometimes this can be a force that is out of our control,… and we have to brace for protection. … This symbol can also mean an unconscious shift due to repression that all the emotions will erupt . How you feel and act in the dream will suggest how you will handle this issue.…
Rivers – Rivers symbolize your journey in life whether its physical or spiritual one. If the river water is flowing fast it can mean rapid changes might occur soon. It is also possible that you feel out of control in your life and need to slow down. If the river is calm and peaceful it means being comfortable with the changes in your walking life. If the river or stream is tranquil and serene, this is an indication that you are at peace with changes that may be occurring in your waking life. If the river is tumultuous and fast flowing, this may be a sign that things are moving too quickly in your life and there is a need to slow down so that you can gain control. If you find yourself going with the flow of the river, chances are your life is taking you in a positive direction. If you are having trouble getting across the river, this can indicate that there are obstructions or blockages in your life keeping you from attaining your goals.
Waterfalls – Dreaming of a waterfall is a great dream symbol. It means cleansing and a new beginning. You might be getting a fresh start on life. This is an indication of emotional cleansing, revitalization and finding inner peace within your mind, body and spirit.
Water Storms – Storms in dreams can represent a deterioration of the past experiences or relationships. Storms represent a bad situation that we are in emotionally. It doesn’t necessary mean its a bad symbol because every storm will pass and there will be sunshine ahead.
Ocean Water – Depending on where you are in the ocean has different ways of interpreting the dream. If the ocean is dark or deep it represents your emotional state in your walking life. If the ocean water is turbulent it means that there might be rough time ahead. If your crossing the ocean water with ease means that you show a great ability to experience freedom and independence. It can represent emotions or mood, positive or negative, depending upon whether a calm or rough sea appears in the dream. It may also indicate your openness to unknown challenges or ideas. Further, it can signify that your outlook on life is positive and that your ability to achieve your goals is limitless.
Sea Water – Sea like the Ocean symbolizes your emotional state, but unlike the ocean dreaming of the sea is the connection between the conscious and unconscious mind. De-coding the dream you can come up with “I See Now” or “See It Coming”. If you’re lost at sea it relates to you floating around in life without any sense of direction.Unlike the ocean, dreaming of the sea connects the… conscious and unconscious mind. Decoding the dream you can come up with “I See Now” or “See It Coming”.… If your lost at sea it relates to you floating around in life with out any sense of direction. If you are lost at sea suggest an inability to find your way in life as you are lost.…
Ponds and Lakes — these represents the current emotional state in your waking life. When the water is unsettled, this may indicate that you are not able to express your emotions freely or that you are being held back by something or someone. If the water is calm and still, it reflects your feelings of inner peace.
Flood — you may be harboring feelings of being emotionally overwhelmed. It can also represent a crisis state that you need to address in your waking life.
Rain — when rain falls on you, this can symbolize great sadness or that you are crying about something in your waking life. It can also represent emotional cleansing and the healing of unresolved past emotional sorrows or wounds.
Holy Water – You might need spiritual cleansing. Whatever you put holy water on in your dream you may want to bless that certain item that hold significance. Somewhere in your waking life you may be looking for some type of spiritual help or guidance. Or it may represent that your mind, body and spirit is at peace.You might need spiritual cleansing.… Whatever you put holy water on in your dream you may want to bless that certain item that hold significance.…
Boat – You might feel on top of your emotions from going to one stage to the next. …
Ship Wreck In Water – Depending if your stranded or not makes a big difference. If somebody is there to help you means that people support you during tough times. If not means you need support and someone to talk to.
Water Fights – Water fights mean that you are open about sharing your emotions.
Drinking – It might be your mind telling you you’re dehydrated. Sometime we dream of drinking water in our sleep when… our bodies are actually craving liquids.
Under water – When you are deep under water you are exploring deep into your unconscious mind. What you find might be a hidden treasure. You are beginning to explore a wealth of untapped gifts that have not yet surfaced from your subconscious mind. It can also reflect that you are trying to escape from overwhelming situations in your waking life. It also might be symbolic of returning to the womb — a time in which you had no responsibilities and were sheltered and protected. How did you feel when you where exploring? What did you see? Sometimes if you look hard enough you will find your treasure.…
Scuba Diving – This positive dream symbol suggest your ability to go deep with in your emotions and find what might be unknown to you. You love to explore deep aspects of yourself.…
Below The Water – Usually what is hidden deep below the water represents hidden aspects of our emotions that will come to the surface. You might encounter whales, dolphins, crabs or sea creatures. … These all have a different meaning that will help you better understand what… wants to appear consciously to … you. … Sometimes these creatures will come to shore to bring a message to you. Sometimes you might be attacked in the water that symbolizes a fear of what you repress emotionally.…
Electrocuted – If you are electrocuted in water suggest that you’re going to get some shocking news that you might not be expecting. If you avoid the current then it could imply you dodged a very dangerous situation.…
Swimming or Pool – Swimming in a pool alone means that you are looking for relaxation. If you are swimming in a pool or ocean with somebody means that you are connected in more ways than one. A swimming pool can represent the need or the want for relaxation. It can also mean that you have a need to finally deal with old emotional pains and cleanse yourself. It might be time to finally dive in and take some action. What happened in the pool? What was the mood and color?…
Bath and Shower — this may indicate a need to take care of you and rid yourself of undo stress and leftover emotional conflicts. Subconsciously, it is a sign of self-renewal.
Splashed water — This is your wake-up call. It is time to stop holding yourself back or living in denial. Not heeding the message will result in stagnation and lack of accomplishment. This is a dream symbol where you unconscious is telling you to wake up!… Get back on track with your life and stop stalling.
Waves — There are positive and negative aspects when dreaming of waves. If you find yourself successfully riding the waves, it is an indication of your ability to handle anything that gets in your way and to consistently go beyond the status quo. Depending on the force of the wave, it can either be an indication that you are moving toward your goals or you are being carried away from them.
All in all, dreams about water have a strong relationship to the emotions you are experiencing in your life. It is very important to understand what is truly going on in your waking life in order to be able to interpret the water symbolism in your dreams. You will learn much about your emotional needs, conflicts, unresolved feelings and disappointments. In so doing, you will experience rebirth and renewal, healing and cleansing achieve your goals, avert obstacles and learn how to keep your emotions under control for a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Waves make it difficult to move through. They can be dangerous. … Waves can be created by your own personal pent up emotions or outside troubles might be crashing to the surface.…
Drowning – … This is a fairly common dream symbol that suggests internal emotional turmoil. One might be afraid of aspects of getting too deep on an emotional level.
Crossing… Water – … If your crossing… the ocean water with ease means that you show a great ability to experience freedom and independence.