Dream about water meaning


Water Dreams

The symbolism of water dreams can include life, death, change, rebirth and renewal, to name a few. 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.


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.

Boiling water: You have reached a breaking point in your waking life over certain situations. Emotional chaos and turbulence are starting to come to the surface.

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.

Holy water: 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.

Hurricane, Tsunami, Tornado, Tidal Wave: 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.

Muddy, dirty and stagnant water: 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.

Ocean and Sea: 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.

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.

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.

Rivers and Streams: 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.

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.

Swimming Pool: 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.

Under water: 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.

Walking on water: You are in control of your emotions and have confidence and faith in yourself in your waking life.

Waterfall: This is an indication of emotional cleansing, revitalization and finding inner peace within your mind, body and spirit.

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.

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Seeing Water In Dream Is Good Or Bad?

Water can play a significant role in our dreams and overall, I believe that water is positive if the water is sparkling, clear and still. The dream is however somewhat negative if the water is murky or choppy. I have covered all the meanings of water in dreams below.

You had a dream about water? You want to know if water is good or bad? Dreams about water are somewhat common and you may have various questions about what the dreams actually mean as well as answering the important questions above. The dream about water can symbolize our own internal feelings and how we emotionally respond to life. The lesson that you can learn from this dream is that it is good if the water is clear and in this instance, can denote that purification will essentially flow through your life. If, however, the water is choppy and this can represent difficulties in regard to controlling emotions. In this case, the dream could be bad. There is much material about water online and written in ancient books and it is impossible to take on board everything that you encounter in a dream. Many of us gravitate to believing that the water is connected to our emotions, which I concur. But, the details and the type of water featured in the dream is equally important. I have broken this dream meaning into simple, easy to understand sections so you can decide if your water dream is good or bad. Please scroll down to find your dream.Â

Is seeing water in a dream is good or bad? Water in dreams can have both positive and negative interpretation depending on the details of the dream. As one of the four elements of life, water is an important symbol in dreams and just like any other symbol can denote good and bad situations, feelings, issues, and situations. As I have mentioned in the opening paragraph it is of my opinion the water if clear represents peace and contentment. If murky then difficulties are likely to happen. I am sure you know that our bodies are mostly made up with water, and therefore this wonderful element gives us life. There are five Greek elements in the spiritual realm which are: fire, air, water and finally earth. The element of water is connected to peace, happiness, healing and clearing our own thoughts. This is further associated with the western occult and water holds the meaning of purity, fertility and also the circulation of life. If we turn to many traditions and the symbolism of water it can indicate the flow of life. It’s been reported that water is an extremely common symbolism which is normally connected to our emotions. Â

What does it mean to dream about water? Water can appear in many different ways in our dream. For example, the ocean, a freshwater lake, the tap, rain or even a storm. Water challenges us in regard to the dream interpretation. What I will say is it is connected to our own emotions. Heavy rain falling down on you in a dream can indicate that you are feeling a sense of being calm. Water can display itself as being a beautiful element, powerful, calm and still. If the water was however uncontrollable then this denotes (in ancient dream dictionaries) a sign of difficulties, especially in controlling emotions. If you see white water rafting, long deep rivers, choppy sea water, raging waterfalls that are uncontrollable in this type of water invokes a sense of danger in regard to your emotions. To dream about water represents our deepest emotions, denotes our emotional state and reflects how we are feeling at the very moment. The dream interpretation depends on the details you notice in your dream. The water dream might warn you of turbulent times ahead. If you notice a river valley tumbling its way down to the sea then this can indicate a possible feeling of being out of control of your emotions. If the skyline indicates a forthcoming shower of rain then this implies that something is coming emotionally into your life shortly. To walk along a path which follows the river indicates your psyche is connected to mother nature. A rainy day in a dream can indicate you may come into contact with an aspect of someone’s characters which may result in many moods. A river where the water manifests as clear and pure is a reflection of the joys of life. If murky, then the river in this instance indicates that someone is going to turn to you for advice. The sea carries a whole new meaning as we also have the power of the waves created by the moon. The moon represents dishonesty spiritually. Generally, waves in dreams are powerful indications that emotions are out of control. You may find a vast amount of changes when you dream about large waves.

What does it signify to dream about dirty water? To see dirty water in your dream signifies negative emotions you need to release. There will be a focus to set yourself free from negative energy. Many people have contacted me about this dream and it is important to keep your distance from people who cause nothing but negativity in waking life. Water is historically connected to healing and protection and the awareness of our spiritual responsibilities often arise after having this dream. To see murky seawater in a dream reflects your hidden feelings about your life. If you have experienced the negative energy and bad luck which seems to follow you later then this dream can prove to be a valuable resource. If you are annoyed with your friends, family or lover then the “dirty waterâ€\x9D dream often rears its head.

What does it mean to dream about deep water? I kept having dreams of seeing a dam in my dream, not so long ago and this dream led me on a few hours of research into deep water. For some reason, the deep water frightened me. If you think of the words “in over your headâ€\x9D this can explain perfectly this dream meaning. In regard to dream lore, to dream about deep water implies you need to pay extra attention to what you say and do in the future. If you are swimming in deep water this indicates you will feel stuck in the middle of a delicate situation. My advice is to think twice before you do anything and avoid getting into more complex situations. If you experience work problems then don’t worry – soon you will find something that inspires you. Being lost in deep water in a dream can indicate your emotions at the moment.Â

What does it say if you dream about water running? To dream about water running foretells a period of stabilization. This dream indicates that you may feel more relaxed than usual and all thanks to a new positive mindset. Think of life like water – no one can stop it from running and the best way to keep up with others is to relax and allow life to lead you where you need to be. In old dream lore, to see a tap running in a dream denotes an important decision coming.

What does it mean to dream about drinking water? To drink water in your dream symbolizes a thirst for greater knowledge and spiritual enlightenment in waking life. Such a dream denotes that you will be extremely successful at what you do in life – but you won’t feel complete. Something won’t feel right. Instead of taking what’s been given to you, aim to do more, to learn more, to live more. Do more out of everything in life. Drinking bottled water in a dream can indicate a new start.

What does it signify to dream about drinking salt water? Unfortunately, to dream about drinking salt water symbolizes future heartbreak and disappointment in my older dream books. Someone you trust may criticize you with words and opinions of you. Emotional issues and relationship problems are on their way to you but you will work things out by healing. In the Wicca tradition salt is connected to protection and healing. Thus, whatever you go through you will be healed.

What does it mean to dream about offering someone water? To offer someone a drink of water in your dream represents the true friends in your waking life. This is a great dream to have, it can imply you are always there for others, and they’re always around when you need them. To offer someone a glass of water indicates that you have real friends in spiritual terms. Water needed for any other activity represents you are giving away your emotions.

What does it represent to dream about getting sprayed with water? To get sprayed with water in your dream reveals your numbness and fear of opening up. People are constantly trying to get you to open up and talk honestly. I think this dream is about opening up with your emotions. To be sprayed with a hosepipe in a dream can imply breaking free from your own limitations and fears. What is the worst that can happen?Â

What does it foretell to dream about walking on the water? To walk on water in your dream symbolizes your unique abilities and the control you have over your emotions. Nothing can slip your conscious mind, and over the next few weeks, you will think about other people’s emotions. It’s like you have a sixth sense and can feel what people feel for you. If the water was clear then it can indicate people around you will be transparent and easy to read. This dream also reflects the loneliness and personal growth. It can signify that you will find solitude amusing because when you’re alone – you have time to analyze yourself, your words, thoughts, actions, past actions, and future plans. I like to think that this dream is much like the hermit in the tarot deck. It is associated with focusing more on yourself and finding the light.

What does it mean to dream about restless water? When you dream of waves or restless water, it means you’re allowing your emotional side to take over your emotions in waking life. Walking through turbulent water in a dream indicates emotions are not being controlled. Seeing choppy sea in a dream can indicate a worrying time ahead but you will work it out in the end. Try not to let your emotions control your mind. Thinking about how you react to words and actions over the coming months will be important. This dream is connected to overreacting either yourself or others. You need to gain the control over your life back. Give your heart a break and listen to your rational mind for once. And remember – you can never stop the waves, but you can always learn how to surf.

What does it mean to dream about falling into muddy water? To fall into the muddy water can be frightening in both waking life and dreams. However, the interpretation of the dream is positive and related to success. The deeper you fall into the muddy water, the greater your success will be. And the more scared you are in your dream, the happier you will be in your waking life. It’s time to apply the big changes in your life. This dream is interesting as it is the complete opposite of what I have mentioned before, that dirty water is bad. This dream in fact “due to the fallâ€\x9D indicates a good omen.

What does it denote to dream about water running from the faucet? To dream about water running from the faucet means life needs to be reviewed. No matter how old we may be or have serious life’s responsibilities become we should never neglect how we should act. Imagine life without work, before relationships and having to grow up. Recalling this frivolity childlike behavior is the message of this dream.Â

What does it mean to dream about water in your house (flood)? To dream about water entering your house and flooding your possessions represents the emotions, the water in your home is symbolic of your creative energy bursting forth upon the world perhaps as a mother or father perhaps as a carer perhaps as an artist or a writer. Maybe these emotions are related to your internal creativity. Or a best friend/partner. This dream is good in some ways, as it encourages you to stop running from your problems (like the water) and face things head-on. You may see that problems are easy to handle once you pick up the courage to confront them.

What does it symbolize to dream about a waterfall? The waterfall could be tumbling in a dream and this leads to the question of if a waterfall is a good or bad omen. There is no real answer here. The roar of waterfalls in a dream indicates emotions will run high, especially if the terrain was increasingly uneven. In some cases, users have had this dream when they are about to encounter a new relationship that may end up being good or bad. Clambering over large rocky boulders next to the waterfall in dream can imply serious emotions of others. The waterfall in a dream is a symbol of business success, possible profits but also stressful periods in life. There is no dispute that you need to work hard to get what you want out of life, but it will all pay off in the end.

What does it mean to dream of water flowing towards you? To see water flowing toward you in your dream indicates a good, positive and self-fulling period coming toward you. Brace yourself – you’re overcome any difficult, complicated situations. Â

Can the symbols in the day affect my dream of water? The answer is yes. It can also indicate a situation that you have encountered during the day. A traditional example is that you’re in the grocery store and you see a mother yelling at her three-year-old child and the child is crying. Your heart just goes out to the little girl and maybe also to mother – the whole sadness of the situation enters your mind and you feel completely helpless because you don’t see that there is anything you can do. This is emotional connections that you have in daily life that you might have closed your heart to. Our hearts usually shut down in this situation as we are helpless, but in your “subconsciousâ€\x9D mind you noticed this situation and the scene in your mind replace emotions as dirty water in your dream.Â

As I have closed on the above paragraph, it is important that the understanding of universal suffering may play on your dreams and be seen as “waterâ€\x9D and interestingly there is a need to be aware of our own thoughts and what we are exposed to in daily life. If there is a water dream that I have not covered please leave me a Facebook comment. Thank you for reading. Flo.

Ever Dream About Water? Here’s What That Says About You

Dreams are weird, aren’t they? Their purpose is a mystery. However, for centuries, the contents of dreams have been interpreted and assigned meaning by religious scholars, psychologists, and literary figures alike. So, if you’ve had any water dreams recently, there could be a few different thoughts rattling around in your subconscious.

According to DreamDictionary.org, the appearance of water in one’s dream holds different meaning depending on color, location, and mood.

Water generally represents an emotional state of mind, the website states, and often reflects what we might be feeling or repressing.

For example, rivers, oceans, and lakes all hold different meanings. Rivers symbolize your life path — be it physical or spiritual. If the river in your dream was flowing rapidly, change is ahead or you may feel out of control. And if the river was moving slowly, you’re probably comfortable with the changes occurring around you.

Similarly, if you dreamt of a rough ocean, you may have negative feelings toward a current phase or change in your life.

A calm ocean usually signifies positive thoughts and openness to moving forward.

Storms represent being in a bad scenario, deterioration of relationships, and upset emotions. But every storm passes. Whatever upset you’re struggling with now will be solved in a matter of time.

Again, floods — like storms — do not last forever.

Being splashed with water in a dream is symbolic of a wakeup call.

Get ahold of yourself and stop living in denial.

Dreaming about being under water means that you’re exploring your unconscious mind, DreamDictionary.org states.

If you were excited to be under water, then you enjoyed the adventure. But if you felt as though you were drowning, this may symbolize inner emotional turmoil.

If you have dreamt about drinking water, you honestly might just be dehydrated.

Our brains can actually slip us a hint to drink more fluids while we’re sleeping.

The second layer of water dreams is all about the color of the water.

Clear water in dreams is almost always positive and usually represents clear emotions.

Whereas murky or muddy water means the opposite.

You could be struggling with your emotions and your feelings may be muddled with negative thoughts and ideas.

“Dreams about water have a strong relationship to the emotions you are experiencing in your life,” PsychicLibrary.com reads.

“It is very important to understand what is truly going on in your waking life in order to interpret the water symbolism in your dreams.”

Honestly, the same is true for most dream symbols.

It takes some serious soul searching to figure out what your subconscious is trying to tell you.

Like this “trying to escape the inescapable house” dream could mean that this person is feeling trapped by some aspect of their waking life.

Or maybe they feel as though something in their life is unattainable, no matter how hard they try.

And this dream could mean that Mark Ruffalo doesn’t know how to use a dishwasher. Come on, Mark.

And for those of us who can’t remember our dreams no matter how hard we try, we apologize to our subconscious.

Sometimes dreams and reality bleed into one.

That’s when things can get really tricky (and a bit spooky, truth be told).

Water dreams usually have to do with your emotional state, so keep that in mind next time water shows up during your slumber.

Or, you might just need a glass of water. Pay attention to what your brain is telling you, and stay hydrated, dreamers.


To dream of being underwater represents being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, emotions, or uncertainty. It may also reflect preoccupation with sadness, guilt, or fear. Difficult circumstances. Overwhelming emotional turmoil. Feeling that you are struggling. Difficulty coping with pressure. Overwhelming family or relationship problems. A very hard time in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by problems. Consider the saying “deep trouble.”
To dream of breathing underwater represents being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, emotions, or uncertainty while remaining calm or confident. It reflects a level head or intelligence while confronting negative emotions, or facing stressful or uncertain situations. Keep cool or finding your strength during a crisis.
To dream of choosing to submerge underwater may reflect situations where you are choosing to confront a negativity or uncertainty in your life. Choosing to be completely “submerged” in your problems.
Example real life situations that may encourage a dream of breathing underwater may be when you feel forced to lie, or when you are faced with an emergency that requires you to stay calm.
Example 1: A young man dreamed of being underwater. In waking life he was always sad because of his parents divorce.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being trapped in a car underwater. In waking life she life she felt trapped by serious financial problems.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being deep underwater. In waking life she was having serious problems in her marriage with no way to reconcile the relationship. She had just decided to file for divorce.
Example 4: A man dreamed of being deep underwater with a shark about to attack him. The shark suddenly dropped dead. In waking life he was in the middle of a serious argument with a woman and expected the argument to result in serious problems in his life, but he settled the argument in email. Being underwater in this case may have reflected the dreamer’s feelings about how overwhelming the argument with the woman felt.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of her house being submerged underwater. In waking life she felt that her family’s overwhelming problems were holding her back in life.e was always sad because of his parents divorce.
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Breathing Under Water in Dreams: Meanings and Interpretations

Many people have recalled a dream in which they have found themselves underwater and are able to actually breathe. Sometimes these dreams begin with fear, as if waves of water are rushing over top of the dreamer, leaving them unable to escape from the force of the water, but eventually discover they are able to breathe once they give in the pressure against their lungs. So, instead of drowning, they survive and are able to continue on by breathing while under water.

In other dreams, the water is tranquil, like from a pond or small lake and the dreamer either falls into the water or walks into the water and instead of drowning, they find they are able to breathe and are still alive.

Here are some common interpretations and meanings for breathing under water.

Fear is the first emotion to overcome. Many dreamers find themselves in a situation they cannot physically escape and expect that they are going to drown. However, they end up surprised when, not only do they not drown, but they are able to float, walk on the bottom, look around and breathe.

During the experience of going through the drowning, the dreamer instinctually holds his or her breath but also, their body while sleeping also responds. Many dreamers wake themselves before the dream concludes because they have experienced some form of Apnea due to holding their breath because of the fear of drowning. For those who are able to keep going in the dream, and find themselves able to breathe, they are experiencing a release of fear that their subconscious has been holding on to.

Water represents emotion and fear can be one of the strongest emotions out there. The condition of the body of water in the dream that instigates the action of drowning can reveal a lot to the dreamer. A stormy sea or large body of water represents being completely overwhelmed by conflict and the more turbulent the storm, the higher the intensity of the conflict in daily life.

With a calm body of water, especially where there is sunlight and bright skies, reveals a sense of pending danger even though on the surface things appear completely fine. This situation could reveal that the dreamer is a worrisome person by nature and even if there’s no danger or sense of a life or death situation, the dreamer may still feel the undertones of this fear that remains in the back of their mind.

With rivers that run over their banks or water that becomes flood-like, the dreamer finds themselves in an unexpected torrent in real life and no matter what it may actually be, it presents a fight or flight response due to the perception of it being a life or death threat.

Regardless of how the drowning is initiated, once underwater, there is a sense of surrender that eventually takes over and when that comes, the dreamer releases their fears and begins to explore, even if it is for just a moment. Many dreamers discover they don’t have the need to rush to the surface any longer and that it’s not nearly as bad underwater as what they expected. This aspect can be intpreted as the dreamer overcoming something really big on an emotional level in real life but being delighted by the surprise that it wasn’t as bad as what they expected it to be.

Some dreamers find buried treasure underwater. In this circumstance, the results are even better than ever. That treasure could represent a career position that has been awarded to them by surprise when they were extremely worried about the outcome. Or, the treasure could represent a spiritual discovery that has come as a result of the dreamer becoming more in touch with their emotional connection or responses to particular situations.

In other examples, as the dreamer survives the drowning and can breathe, they notice sea life all around them, making their presence known. With this experience, it shows that the dreamer is becoming more connected to nature and as we go deeper, each of those examples of sea life can represent what it is they are becoming more connected to.

By breathing underwater, the dreamer is learning that they can overcome any obstacle, no matter how destructive it can appear or be on an emotional level. They are given the example that they can breathe a sigh of relief, and that life goes on.

Breathing Apparatus

For those who dream of breathing underwater but only with the aid of something outside their physical ability such as a snorkel or diving apparatus, the dreamer is being reminded that they are not yet ready to let go and let nature take it’s course with the situation at hand.

For those who find they cannot receive air from the mouthpiece or tubes and panic, this represents their unreadiness in a situation and that fear is taking over. With an apparatus that has been cut or severed by an unseen person or force that compromises their ability to breath under water, this says that the dreamer is involved with a person or situation they cannot fully trust. Keeping an eye on how it develops is the key.

For those who dream of using a mask and snorkel while floating or swimming on top of the water reveals that they are not fully committed to whatever person, job or situation as they present themselves to be. They are merely skimming the surface rather than diving in with both feet and plunging to whatever depths are required of them.

Other dream interpretation articles I’ve written about on Knoji.com which can be accessed through my profile are:

  • Wolves
  • Turtles
  • Teeth
  • Being Naked
  • Ex-Girlfriends and Ex-Boyfriends
  • Zombies
  • Giving Birth
  • Bats
  • Cougars
  • Fish
  • Dogs
  • Trees
  • Flowers
  • Downed Power Lines
  • Phone Calls
  • Being Shot
  • Tornado’s
  • Vehicles
  • Houses
  • Spiders

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Water is the basis of life. Our bodies consist of mostly water, we need water to survive, the animals and plants around us need water to survive, which is why water is such a strong and commonly recurring symbol in our dreams.

Water is used to bless, renew, and purify. However, water can also be used to torture and kill. Water can be peaceful and life-giving, or it can be powerful, over-whelming, and dangerous.

  • Lying in a calm pool of water can be restful to our body and soul.
  • Riding on a wave of water can be exhilarating and exciting.
  • Falling into a deep ocean of water can be dark, directionless, and full of unknown terrors.

When we cannot properly express our emotions during the day, they may take form in our dreams at night. Therefore, finding the meaning of our dreams, will help us understand ourselves better, as well as improve our emotional and physical well-being.

To find the deeper meaning of our dream about water, we need to look at the details of our dream, within the context of what is currently happening in our life.

Dream of Water – What Does It Mean?

Our Dream of Water – What, Where, How

Our Dream of Water – What, Where, How

Dreams about water can have many different interpretations depending on –

  • How we interact with the water.
  • How we feel during and after the dream.
  • What type of water appears in our dream. A clear ocean, a fast moving river, a swampland, a swimming pool, or a lake, will all have different associated meanings.
  • What objects and people are in the water dream.

1. How we interact with the water

There are many ways with which we can interact with water. Different actions, have different purposes and effect, and therefore a different meaning.

Positive interactions –

  • Swimming in water indicates that we have a new goal or destination that we are moving toward. We could be finding a new direction in life, starting school, moving, or changing jobs. Swimming with the current, shows that our journey is going well, and we are happy and confident with our circumstances. Swimming against the current, signals that we are having difficulties and have to work hard to move forward. Being carried away by the current, suggests that the journey is too challenging, and we are no longer sure that we can reach our goals. In this case, we may want to re-evaluate our future and current actions.
  • Diving into water can signify a need to delve into our own emotions, needs, actions, and inner psyche. Alternatively, we may be trying to understand the goals and intentions of someone close to us, or how to solve a current work issue.
  • Crossing a body of water captures a yearning for freedom, independence, and change. We are moving from what was known and safe, to what is new and not constrained by old rules and old doubts.
  • Playing or frolicking in water signals the awakening of a new love or a new passion. We could be looking forward to a new relationship, a new work project, or learning a new skill.
  • Walking on water suggests that we are in control and are confident that we can face whatever challenges are currently in our life.
  • Listening to water shows a need for reflection, and to be at peace with our emotions.
  • Pouring water on someone else may mean that we are helping a friend recover, helping her embark on a new journey, or offering her new opportunities and blessings.
  • Drinking water from a water fountain, cooler, spring, or other nourishing source, suggests that we are seeking to be refreshed and renewed. On the other hand, drinking dirty water implies a fear of getting sick, continuing sickness, or some other contamination of the body and mind.

Positive interactions with the water in our dream.

Negative interactions –

  • Drowning, rising water, or being swallowed up by a stormy sea indicates anxiety, dread, or a feeling of being overwhelmed by external forces. We could be experiencing a lot of stress from work, from our friends and relatives, or from our current environment and circumstance. We may have lost our job, lost someone we love, and may feel that we no longer have control of our emotions or our life.
  • Breathing under water suggests a wish to return to the womb, in particular, a need for safety, security, and freedom from responsibilities. We may be facing difficult issues in life and be overburdened by commitments, therefore we are looking to return to a simpler and safer place.
  • Bailing out water is a signal of future troubles or difficulties, which we have currently forestalled with hard work and effort. However, there is uncertainty as to whether we can hold-off the coming tide.
  • Looking or thirsting for water may mean that recent setbacks or current life experiences (e.g. work, health, relationships), have left us feeling empty and depleted. Therefore, we are looking to be refueled or reborn. We need to take time to nurture ourselves.
  • Falling into water captures a feeling of momentary helplessness, of not being in control, regrets on mistakes made, and possible unpleasant consequences.
  • Splashed by water symbolizes a wake up call. We need to focus, get our thoughts straight, and stop living in self-denial or self-delusion. Otherwise, we may end up in a dead-end job, a bad relationship, or a life full of regrets.
  • Throwing water at others suggests the onset of an emotional outburst, or the need to show more emotion. Getting water thrown at us, indicates that we may be the target of someone else’s anger or strong emotion.

Negative interactions with the water in our dream.

2. How do we feel during and after the water dream

  • Feeling bold and laughing at the stormy sea indicates that we are ready to meet adversity, we are ready to transition into something new, we are confident we can sail through the difficult circumstances, and come out victorious on the other side.
  • Feeling anxious and fearful of the water is a signal that we are afraid of the unknown. We may be unsure of the direction to take on a vast trackless body of water, or we may feel that we have no control of where our life is taking us.
  • Feeling calm and peaceful about the water captures our feelings of safety, security, and contentment while in our mother’s womb. We feel safe in our current situation, our work life is progressing smoothly, and the people and environment surrounding us gives us peace.

How do we feel during and after the water dream

3. What type of water appears in our dream

The type of water in our dream is also significant. In particular –

a) Size and depth of the water

  • Large or deep bodies of water (ocean, lake, or well) indicate the unknown, hidden secrets, uncertainty, and greater danger.
  • Small and shallow bodies of water (a pond, swimming pool or puddle) are safe, familiar, and known. Even if they are associated with negative emotions and actions, they are more of a nuisance or minor setback, rather than a life changing phenomenon.
  • A path of water (stream, creek, or river) signals movement to a particular destination, or having to choose which direction to take.

What type of water appears in our dream

b) Condition of the water

  • Clear water indicates confidence, clarity in thinking, or that we are in tune with our spirituality.
  • Still or calm water shows that we are at peace, or that we are seeking peace and relaxation.
  • Murky or stagnant water, for example in a swamp or bog, is a sign of apathy and depression. We may feel lost, that our life is going nowhere, that we will never find love, or that our achievements are meaningless. We may be struggling with negative emotions, and find it difficult to take positive action, or indeed any action at all. Fog, is perhaps a weaker symbol, which indicates that we are having trouble reaching clarity, or taking action.
  • Ice represents repressed emotions, or some disturbing past experience that still haunts us. Melting ice signals that we are ready to face our past or childhood trauma, and start unraveling our repressed emotions.
  • Falling water, for example standing in the rain, under a shower, or in a waterfall denotes a cleansing or need for self-renewal. We may need to heal emotional scars or let go of pent-up emotions, that is causing us sadness and pain.
  • Fast moving water, for example in a river, may signify that our life or emotional landscape is changing too quickly. Similarly, boiling water indicates emotional turmoil and great stress.
  • Tsunamis, tidal waves, storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other acts of God captures a strong sense of being overwhelmed by events that are beyond our control. They may also suggest a hidden guilt or sin, that is greatly weighing on our psyche. We may feel that we need to be, or are going to be punished.

Condition of the water also affects the meaning of our dream.

4. What is in the water

Finally, the objects or people related to our water dream can also be significant.

  • Boats, jet skis, water skis, water floats, and other objects that give us the ability to stay on top of the water, suggests self-confidence. In general, objects that provide us with more control and more speed, signify greater belief in ourselves and our actions. For example, speed boats and jet skis > sail boats > row boats > paddle boats > water floats.
  • Hose, faucets, or other objects that allow us to control the direction and flow of water, also suggests that we are in control, and have the emotional fortitude to take charge of our life and actions.
  • Other people swimming in the water with us, helping us get to the surface, or helping us get to shore, indicates that we have support from friends and family in our current troubles. On the other hand, being held back or pushed down into the water, suggests that we have enemies or competitors, who are trying to sabotage or impede our progress.
  • Fish and other sea creatures can have a variety of meanings. Mermaids and fantastical sea animals, show a need for change or an urge to escape into a different life. Being attacked by sharks, alligators, or sea monsters, implies that we are feeling harried in many aspects of our life, or that we are worried about embarking on something new and unknown. Observing fish and other sea life from a distance, represents a feeling or indifference, and an unwillingness to explore or to engage in the happenings of our life.
  • Barriers in the water or hitting some impediment, signals some complication that is preventing us from reaching our goal. We may be unwilling to take some risk, unable to commit to some action, or make a required sacrifice.
  • Familiar objects under water implies that we have repressed or hidden feelings related to those objects. We may feel reluctant to examine or confront those memories.
  • Water lily is a symbol of grief and separation. It indicates feelings of sorrow and bereavement.

What objects, animals, and people are in our dreams about water.

What Is the Meaning of My Water Dream

Dreams are made of symbols. The interpretation of dreams involve identifying which symbols are important in our dream, and then translating what they each mean to us.

Some symbols have broader cultural significance, while others may have narrower meanings, or may pertain to specific experiences that are special or unique to us. Therefore, dream interpretation is partly a study of symbology, and partly a study of self.

In this article, we examine many of the broader meanings of water, in its various forms and contexts. However, always be aware that our personal experiences and histories also play a very big role.

To fully understand the meaning of our water dreams, we must not only understand the cultural significance of water, but also be brave enough to look into ourselves, and read what it signifies to our soul.

What Is the Meaning of My Water Dream

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Caveat: Symbols have individualistic meanings which can differ from dreamer to dreamer. For example, dreaming of the color purple may signify spirituality for one dreamer, while for another it may represent the color of bruises. There is no such thing as one symbol fits all people. However, after literally working with 1000’s of dreams, there are some symbol meanings which fit for many people (but not all). The ideas associated with each dream symbol presented on this web site are meant to provide prompts and possible areas for exploration as opposed to being written in granite.

Simple Rules: A couple of simple rules to follow in terms of dream interpretation:

  • The most common mistake in dream interpretation is to view the dream as being interpersonal without first considering the intra-personal nature of dreams. Even when there is some interpersonal or predicative material involved in a dream, it is very rare for a dream to not say something about our inner world. We should view symbols more as different aspects of ourselves attempting to communicate with ourselves.
  • Dreams are inherently healing in that they frequently provide ways to approach problems which are beneficial to the dreamer. The difficulty is more in the nature of interpreting the dream because of the highly symbolic and metaphorical nature of dreams. Being able to interpret and decipher a dream is an important life skill to acquire. Like many things in life it takes considerable time and practice to develop.
  • A good way to approach dreams is to consider why those particular symbols appeared at that particular time.
  • Dreams almost always are a call to action. Insight alone rarely produces change and healing. Action is required as much as anything else.

The Water Symbol In Dreams

Water is one of those symbols which commonly appears in dreams. When water appears in a dream it is typically a symbol for the unconscious. Specifically it often refers to unconscious emotional content.

We might consider the nature of the water. Is it cold or turbulent or murky etc.? Ice in dreams often represents frozen emotions. Raging waters often refers to turbulent emotions and murky waters can mean unclear or ambiguous emotions. Rain can mean some type of regeneration is required. Equally though rain can be indicative of depression and stuck sadness.

Oceans represent the vast nature of the unconscious, with its primordial nature at the forefront. Swimming in murky ocean waters can mean that there is something emotionally powerful underneath the surface which we cannot quite make out.

Land often represents the conscious mind and the beach is the semi-conscious or liminal state where the conscious and unconscious meet. If a person is swimming in murky waters but is swimming towards land, it can very often mean that the person is seeking some conscious awareness related to their deep inner emotions.

Consider the following common dream snippet. “I am walking along the beach, when all of a sudden a large wave appears and it drenches me”. Walking along the beach signifies that dreamer is trying to sort out their conscious and unconscious issues. The beach is an amalgamation point for the unconscious attempting to reach the conscious. The wave drenching the dreamer can be viewed as a metaphor for being overwhelmed by big emotions.

The action component of that dream snippet would be to find better ways to manage emotions in real life. For example, some relaxation techniques may help the dreamer better manage their emotions and feel less overwhelmed by them.

Asking for a drink of water can often mean asking for emotional support. As pointed out earlier in the article, it is important to recognize the intra-psychic nature of dreams. Usually we might interpret that small snippet as meaning we need more support from our social networks (e.g. friends, family etc.). Indeed this can sometimes be the case. However it also important to recognize that we might well be asking how we can best support ourselves emotionally. Do we give permission to embrace emotions fully? If not can we find ways to do so?

Water appearing as swimming pools often refers to some type of emotional containment. For example, a swimming pool is a confined area which is man-made. The unconscious emotions are frequently along the lines of how society expects you to act emotionally. A person may be expected to react in one way but that way may not necessarily be the most beneficial way to process the emotion. For example, holding anger in may be the expected response (hence the containment), but the dream itself may pointing to a method which processes that anger constructively.

The location of the swimming pool is often telling. If it appears in our backyard or in our home somewhere it often signifies that the emotions are about how we feel about ourselves. If on the other hand, the swimming pool is at a friend’s house, it might be a pointer to how we feel about our friends. If we discover how we feel about our friends then we might also relate that back to how we might be cut off from similar aspects of ourselves. Always try and bring the dream back to self as much as possible.

Also consider the highly individual nature of dreams. For example, I may be washing my hands which may well signify some emotional cleansing needs to occur. But equally it could represent something slipping through my fingers emotionally. Perhaps it might indicate that my emotions are slippery and I have trouble connecting with them fully.

While the similarities may revolve around unconscious emotions, there can be a great deal of variance between one dreamer and the next and between one dream and the next. Which is why dream interpretation is a highly individualistic enterprise.


The following link provides some useful information on dream recall and dream interpretation https://edwardtraversa.com/introductory-guide-dream-interpretation/

Water Dream Meaning Interpretation

Water is a very powerful symbol in our dreams and dreams about water can mean many, many things. Water is shapeless, odorless, tasteless, vital to our life, and part of a never ending cycle. When you dream about water, you will likely find some very insightful information that will help you on your life path.

Because there are hundreds of different ways we see water in our lives and in our dreams, the context of the water in your dream is extremely important when interpreting it.

Water can be both negative or positive in your dream, so it is important that you consider both possibilities and pay very close attention to the other dream symbols in the dream to fully understand it.

What Does a Dream of Water Mean?

While the type of water you dream about will certainly play a big role in how your interpret your dream, there are also some basic meanings of water in your dream that may also give you some insight on the meaning of your dream.

Water as a Symbol for Emotion

Water will often symbolize emotions and feelings in dreams. The type of water dream you are having, the clarity of the water, and your overall emotional response to the water in the dream will provide some insight on what emotions and feelings you are experiencing.

Emotions are an important part of life, and by learning to recognize emotions and how we deal with them in our dreams can help us deal with them in our waking lives.

As a Metaphor for Life

Water is essential for life, and we begin our lives surrounded by water. Man cannot survive without this vital element. Therefore it is logical that we would see water to represent life in our dreams as we do in our waking lives as well.


Many religions have Holy Water which is used for blessings and other religious purposes. Many myths and legends often portray water to have a very close connection to the spiritual realm.

Water is also often used in a variety of religious ceremonies, especially baptism in Christian religions. Others may associate water as a symbol of connection to spirit and our own life force.

Renewal and Transformation

We often associate water with bathing and cleansing, which can also mean renewal or revival. Water also can change to take on many different forms. In science, water transforms many times through the common cycles associated with weather. Water can evaporate into fog or steam or even freeze into ice.

Water is also a very common symbol in dreams about pregnancy and childbirth. We often associate water with new life and new beginnings.

Motion and Energy

There are many ways water can move – through waves, the current of a river, or it can be stagnant in a pond. Dreams about waves and water often are a symbol for the movement and flow in your personal situation. The motion of water can signify the flow of the way things are moving in your life.

Water is used for energy in a number of ways in real life and it can also symbolize energy in our dreams. Often times the flow of water in our dreams is a metaphor for the flow of energy and emotions. It’s not a coincidence that we often call moving water a current, just as we use the word current to describe movement and flow of electricity.


Many people associate water with prosperity and abundance. Without water, it can be difficult to grow foods to eat or sustain life. In many areas of the world, if you live in an area with rich, fertile soil near a river it can mean a great abundance of crops to harvest. If you lived in an area that is prone to droughts or gets little rain, it can mean barren land with few resources.

Because water is so necessary for life, it is easy for us to understand how it can be much more precious and valuable than even money itself. If you have a good water source, you are able to sustain life and prosper.

Common Dreams About Water and Their Meanings:


To dream of a bath or shower in your dream often symbolize cleansing or purity. If dreaming of a shower – is the water warm, cold, or just right? Is it coming out gently or rough? If dreaming of a bath tub, is the tub filled or shallow? Answering these questions will give you better insight in finding the meaning of your dream.


Dreaming of a creek or stream often symbolizes your flow of energy and emotion. It can also reflect your subconscious/conscious self. This can quite literally be an interpretation of the stream of consciousness.

If the creek is over flowing, you may be feeling overwhelmed or have an abundance of energy/emotion towards something.

If you dream of a dried up creek, it could signify disappointment or a lack of energy and emotion. A dried up creek can also mean your lack of spiritual connection. A creek can sometimes also be a symbol of a path you are on in your life.


A river is a very spiritual vessel in dreams, and to dream of one represents the flow of energy and emotion.

Ask yourself some basic questions about the river:

  • Is it wide or narrow?
  • Is it a river you recognize?
  • Is the water moving quickly or is the river calm?
  • What surrounds the river?

A river in the forest for example will mean something different than a river in a dessert. How does the river make you feel? Can you see an end to the river, or does it go on forever? All of these things will help provide greater insight into the meaning of the dream.


Oceans are vast bodies of salt water, and can signify a number of things. If the ocean is calm it can mean relaxation, tranquility, and peacefulness. If the ocean is rough, it could mean emotional disturbance or uncertainty.

If you are dreaming of ocean water, you may also want to consider that ocean water is often salt water. Salt water is not very good tasting, but often times salt can have its own associations our water dream meaning. For example, tears are another form of salty water, so sometimes the ocean can be a vast sea of sorrow and sadness. We also sometimes use the expression “add salt to the wounds” which means to add more pain and misery on top of existing pain.

Dreaming of waves in the water knocking you down can mean that your emotions are getting the better of you. You may feel like you are unable to stand up for yourself in a situation, or that you are literally being pounded on in life by a lot of responsibilities and demands from others.


Lakes are often associated with calmness and relaxation, as the water is generally calm. Lake water does not usually move, so to dream of a lake could mean you are “bottling up” your emotions or you do not feel as if you are free to express your emotions as much as you would like to be able to.


Dreaming of a sea is very similar to dreaming of the ocean. However, our brains often confuse the words “sea” and “see”, which means there could be something in your life you need to see more clearly or that you are not “seeing” emotionally.

Dreaming of Rain:

To dream of rain in your dream could mean a couple of different things. If you feel a positive vibe to the dream, then the rain could signify renewal, refreshment, and cleansing.

If however you feel a negative vibe to the dream, the rain could symbolize emotional anguish or expression of emotion. Some also believe rain to be a symbol for sadness, forgiveness, and fortune.

Dreaming of Boiling Water:

To dream of water boiling means you are very angry about something. If you are burnt by the water, it suggests that you have been bottling up your anger/emotions and it is causing you pain and suffering.

Ice or Frozen Water:

If you dream of ice or snow, it could mean you are quite literally experiencing cold emotions, or that you are denying your true feelings. You may feel like something is preventing you from moving forward in life.

Glass of Water:

To dream of a glass of water signifies thirst. You may actually be dehydrated while you are sleeping, or it can mean you are thirsty for something else in your life. Also ask yourself, is the glass half empty or half-full? It will provide whether you see things with optimism or pessimism. To dream of a glass of water overflowing means abundance. You may wish to also look at the meaning of food in dreams and what it means to eat in a dream.

Pool of Water

To see a swimming pool in your dream may have a number of meanings. Think carefully about the shape and size of the pool, and how you feel about swimming.

Someone who swims everyday for exercise would have a different meaning for this dream than someone who is afraid of water! A swimming pool can mean feeling confined, or it can mean bottling up fears and emotions. If you enjoy swimming, it could mean feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Puddle of Water

To see a puddle of water in your dreams means you may feel as if you (or your feelings) are unimportant. While a puddle is a much smaller body of water than say a lake or an ocean, it is still water nonetheless and often has a connection to emotion.

To dream of a muddy puddle signifies confusion or feeling unclear about something in your life. A puddle could also mean that you feel like you are experiencing difficult times financially or emotionally, or perhaps even both.

Being Splashed by Water:

To dream you are splashed by water may mean you need a “wake up call” or to be alerted to something important going on in your life. You may also literally be trying to “make a splash in the world” and want others to notice you.

Being splashed could also mean you are in need of more playfulness and fun in your life.

Dreaming of Being Underwater

To dream of being underwater often means you are exploring your subconsciousness or are having deep emotions at the time. Often times going deep under water can mean that you have deeper issues that are not obvious on the surface of a situation.

If you dream of scuba diving, it could mean that you are in need of special preparation or equipment to deal with the current situation in your life.

What it Means to Dream of Waterfalls and Fountains

Water sometimes will appear in our dreams as waterfalls and fountains. These are very powerful forces of water, which can sometimes be quite majestic.

Dreaming of a waterfall can signify cleansing or release of emotions. It can symbolize letting go or forgiveness. If you are standing underneath a water fall, it can mean you feel overwhelmed by emotion or problems.

If you dream that you are about to go over a waterfall, it can mean that you feel like your emotions are out of control. You may feel like you have no control to be able to change the current path of events in your life.

Dreaming of Water Inside an Aquarium Tank:

Dreaming about water in an aquarium? This can often mean you are feeling confined in some way, or that you must come to terms with accepting your emotions. See aquarium dream meaning to learn more.

How to Analyze Your Dream About Water

With so many different possible meanings for water in a dream, it’s important that you ask yourself some clarifying questions that will better help you to understand what the dream of water means.

There are many questions you can ask yourself to help interpret the dream.

What emotions did you feel during the dream?

Because water is often associated with feelings and emotions in dream symbolism, it is very important to pay attention to the feelings and emotions you felt during the dream.

Did you feel sad, angry, or overwhelmed? Were you feeling peaceful and relaxed? Identifying your emotions and relating them to your waking life events will help you better understand your dream.

What Kind of Water Was in Your Dream?

Water comes in so many forms, the type of water dream you had will make a big difference in the interpretation. There is a big difference between dreaming about an ocean and a glass of water meant for drinking!

Understanding these differences, and the feelings you might associate with these very different and distinct forms can give you a lot of insight into how your dream may relate to your everyday life.

Was the Water Clear, Clouded, or Dirty?

The color and transparency of the water can have great significance in a dream. For example, if you dream of crystal clear water you can see through, it may symbolize you have great clarity on a situation in your life.

If instead you dream of dirty, polluted water, it may mean you are feeling as if something has been tainted or you are feeling uncertain about situations in your life.

What Other Objects and People Were in the Dream?

You should always try to think of the context of water in the dream in relation to other objects and people. For example, if you dream of a friend swimming in the water and having a good time, that would mean something completely different than being on a boat alone out at sea during a storm.

You can use our free online dream dictionary to lookup dream symbols. Understanding what different symbols might mean can help you better piece together what a dream means in context with your daily waking life.

Related Dream Symbols to Water

Rarely do we dream of just water and nothing else! If you dream about water, you may want to also look up the meaning of the other different symbols that appear in your dreams.

  • Boat Dream Meaning
  • Storm Dream Meaning
  • Cloud Dream Meaning
  • Dream of Being Trapped
  • Snow Dream Meaning

As you can see, water can mean and symbolism a number of things in dream analysis. It is very common to dream of water, and when you understand the meaning of water in your dreams it can certainly help you in your waking life as well!

Do you have any dream experiences with water you would like to share? Any interpretations or meanings for water we may have missed? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Water in our dreams can have different symbolism. Sometimes it brings us positive messages that we should implement on our life, and other times it warns us about not so positive events that are coming our way.

Water is one of four elements and throughout history it had a special significance to cultures and people around the globe. Because of this, water is considered to be a very important symbol when we see it in our dreams.

Dream about water in general

Dreaming about water in general, represents our emotions. The way water moves and even if it is dirty or clean, has a very big significance when we are interpreting the dream. Depending on details of the dream, water can symbolize positive and negative things.

It can also warn us about turbulent times that are ahead of us or positive times that are just around the corner.

Dream about dirty water

Dreaming of dirty water represents our feelings. Dirty water indicates that you have some negative emotions bottled up in you. These negative emotions could be caused by many things, but they almost always represent emotions we have towards our partners.

Only this kind of love can cause us to feel negative, so the only way we can get rid of these emotions is by talking to our partner. If you were drowning in dirty water, then you feel overwhelmed by many problems you have in life, and you don’t know how to resolve them.

Dream about deep water

Dreams about deep water are warning signs. This dream is warning you to be more careful about your actions in the future. Situation you are about to get into is going to be very delicate and you need to think twice about your every step.

Problems might occur on your workplace and you need to be more careful about decisions you will make. Every mistake could cost you big time, so think thoroughly about everything.

Dream about water running

Dreaming about running water symbolizes a period of meditation and relaxation you are going through. Period that is ahead of you will be extremely important for decision making, so be extra careful about the decisions you make.

Since intuition is going to be incredibly accurate in the upcoming period, use it to make some tough decisions about important things in your life.

Dream about drinking water

Dreams about drinking water indicate you will be extremely successful in the following period. This dream is reassuring you that everything you had planned will be successful. You can continue working hard on projects you had started and expect large profit coming your way.

This dream is a positive one in general, and other areas in your life will progress as well.

Dream about drinking salt water

When you were drinking salt water in your dream, then you are about to get heartbroken and crushed by someone’s actions. Be very careful with other people and don’t trust them too much. Their intentions might not be as honest as you think, so it is better to tame your emotions until they show their real face.

This dream is announcing problems in your relationship and emotional issues that are about to appear in your life.

Dream about offering someone water

Offering someone water in a dream represents true friends in your life. You can consider yourself to be a very lucky person, because you have amazing friends around you. They are always there to offer you help and pick you up when you fall down.

Dream like this can also remind you to pay more attention to your friends and show them how much you respect and love them.

Dream about getting sprayed with water

When someone sprayed you with water in your dream, then you might be hiding your real emotions. You are not honest to people around you and that is not the right thing to do.

Instead of bottling everything up inside you, it is better to share your emotions and stop torturing yourself. Expressing your emotions will help you feel better and it might even improve your relationships with others.

Dream about walking on the water

If you had a dream about walking on the water, this means you have complete control over your emotions. Everything in your life has its purpose and no one expects more from you than you can offer them. You do not allow your emotions to overrule or take control of your life.

To some people, you might seem too distant and cold but that is simply the way you feel most comfortable. Not letting other people get too close is the way you feel the most happy, so there is no need to explain others your behavior.

Dream about restless water

When water in your dream was wavy or restless, you need to take control over your life. You let your emotions lead the way and take control over your every decision. Other people often use your soft nature to get what they want.

However, if your emotions are expressed through aggression, then you often lose opportunities in life because of this behavior.

Dream about falling in muddy water

When you fell into muddy water in your dream, it is a sign you make a lot of mistakes in your life. Decisions you made in the past have come back to haunt you and you have to suffer the consequences.

Even though it is hard to face the fact, you still have a chance to make things right. Learn from your mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future.

Dream about water running from the faucet

When water in your dream was running from the faucet, then you can expect a very emotional period. A lot of big decisions will be made and some of them are even crucial for your future.

Dreams like this are also announcing a possible engagement or even birth of a new family member. Either way, your emotions are about to be woken up.

Dream about water in your house (flood)

When you had a dream about water in your house or a flood, this means you are flooded with emotions in real life. Something in your life caused these emotions and you can’t fight against them.

Everybody around you notices how emotional you are and how much this situation has impacted you.

This dream can also represent problems you have that need to be taken care of. You keep stalling the inevitable and running away from things in your life. The sooner you start solving these problems, the sooner they will disappear.

Dream about waterfall

Dreams about waterfalls represent a successful period that is ahead of you. This dream announces a very fruitful period for business and personal matters. Everything you start at this period is going to bring you a lot of profit.

Emotional relationships will be extremely peaceful and emotions will be at their high point.

Dream about water flowing towards you

When water was flowing towards you, in your dream, this indicates you have a lot of negative emotions bottled up. Release these negative emotions by talking to people who are close to you and try focusing on positive things in life.

You need to remember that there are many things in your life to be grateful for.

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What Does It Mean When I Drown In A Dream? While It’s Likely You’re Stressed, There Is An Upside

When you’re drowning in workloads, deadlines, relationship stresses — whatever else — the last thing you want is to spend your sleep dreaming that you are legit drowning. Even if it’s not real, anyone who’s had the misfortune of drowning in a dream will know it’s a pretty horrific experience. The feeling of terror is incredibly real, then you wake up panting and have your day ruined by the lingering feelings from the dream before. If this is happening regularly to you, you’ll probably want to know — what does it mean when I drown in a dream?

Overall though, dream expert Cynthia Richmond writes in her book Dream Power: How to Use Your Night Dreams to Change Your Life, that “fear of drowning in the language of dreams is a fear of getting too involved in feelings, a fear of losing one’s self.” I get that there are certain variants to this. One night you could be drowning in the ocean — which Richmond writes is “symbolic of our emotions and of the unconscious mind” — the next it’s a vat of jelly. Depending on where you are and what you drown in, the meanings will probably be different.

The psychology section on Knoji gives explanations for several different scenarios, including dreaming that you’re in an ocean, “suddenly being swept under a wave or tide.” For this, they say “this would indicate that the dreamer has been hit by a sudden situation in life that is difficult to process or emotionally handle.” Whereas, “If the wave throws the dreamer into the rocks or runs them aground, this can represent deliberate intent from others to ‘bash’ him with hurtful words or actions and they are left in an emotional undertow by it.”

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But if you downgrade one night from ocean to pool, then that could slightly alter the meaning of your dream, the site says. Since a pool is manmade, its significance in dreams is different to a natural body of water, and might indicate that there might be some superficially good things going on in your life, that may not be quite so pretty in reality. Whereas, if you dream that you’re drowning in a tsunami, the site says it could be a sign of unresolved fears or trauma.

What all of these drowning dreams seem to suggest is that there might be some ongoing stress going on in your life. “Because of the water, drowning depicts fear of being overwhelmed by difficult emotions or anxieties,” Dream Hawk writes in their dream dictionary. But even if you don’t have anything super stressful on your plate right now, drowning dreams still happen. “Drowning in a dream is also about struggling to survive as a person, so it applies to your identity as it is dealing with relationship with other people, but also with your own internal world of instincts, body activities and needs,” Dream Hawk explains.

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However, if in your dream you survive the drowning, it might correspond to an “emotional rebirth” you may be having in your life, according to Dream Moods. This is backed up by Auntyflo, who report that “The immersion in water can represent a rebirth, much like the fact we are back in our mother’s womb which is an archetypical symbol in dream psychology.” “If you survive the drowning, then it means that a waking relationship or situation will ultimately survive the turmoil,” Dream Moods continues. Either way, the drowning indicates that you may be going through some heavy stuff right now — internally or externally — and I hope you sleep well soon.

Our dreams can tell us a lot about our lives. Since ancient times it was believed that our dreams bring special messages for us and they can even bring us a message from the God.

There are many beliefs related to our dreams and there is no doubt that many people are trying to discover the meaning of their dreams.

A dream interpretation is very important, so we should never ignore our dreams. We should try to find their meaning and symbolism and to understand them. In this article you will have the opportunity to read about water dreams.

Have you ever dreamed of water? Have you ever wondered what your dream may symbolize? Have you dreamed of clear or dirty water? Most important is to remember all details that you have seen in your dream about water and then you will be able to find the most appropriate interpretation for your dream.

First of all we will tell you what the Biblical meaning of water in general is and then you will see the Biblical meaning of the dreams about water.

These dreams are very common and their symbolism is very important. If you have also dreamed of water sometimes, don’t miss this article.

Biblical Meaning of Water

We all know that this world could not exist without water. Water is also mentioned in the Bible many times and its symbolism is very important. First of all we have to say that water is a symbol of cleansing.

Even in the earliest times it was believed that water could wash all our sins and that’s why many times it was associated with the Jesus. According to the Bible, water is a symbol of life and satisfaction as well.

Also, it is usually said that water is a symbol of regeneration and renewal.

However, in some cases water is considered to be a symbol of something negative and uncertain. It can mean that you have many fears in your real life and you don’t know what you can expect in the future.

Now when you know what the Biblical meaning of water is, we will present you a couple of the dreams about water and their interpretations. You will see that the meaning of a certain dream depends to a great extent on details that appear in a dream.

That’s why you should take into account all details that you have seen in your dream, in order to find the best interpretation for your dream.

Biblical Meaning of Dreams About Water

Dreaming of water. If you had a dream about water in general, it is a symbol of your own emotions in a real life. The symbolism of this dream depends on whether the water was clean or dirty, hot or cold, and so on.

Dreaming of calm and clear water. If you had a dream about calm and clear water, it is a good sign. This dream symbolizes your inner peace and happiness. It is possible that you have problems in your real life, but you know how to solve them and you don’t have worries about that.

Dreaming of dirty water. If water in your dream was dirty, it is a symbol of negative emotions that exist in you. Your life is full of uncertainty and fears, so you are worring all the time.

Dreaming of deep water. If you had a dream about deep water, it is not a good sign. This dream means that you should be very careful in the future period. You may have many problems at your work, so you should not do things in a hurry, but you should think well about all your decisions and actions.

Dreaming of being under water. If you have seen in your dream that you were under water, it means that you are overwhelmed by negative emotions in a real life. You don’t feel well and you should start thinking more positively, even though the situation may be too difficult.

Dreaming of breathing under water. If you had such dream, it means that you are strong enough to deal with all your problems in a real life.

Dreaming of boiling water. This dream symbolizes your desires and your fears in a real life. Also, it can mean that you are angry at someone and you want to hurt that person.

Dreaming of cold water. If you had a dream about cold water, it is a good sign. This dream means that you are thinking in a positive way and you have positive feelings and many positive things in your life, but many times you are unaware od them.

Dreaming of water running. This dream symbolizes your uncertainty and your fears in a real life. There are many difficult situations around you and you are full of negative emotions. There is also another interpretation of this dream. It could mean that you are going thorugh a period of relaxation right now. You should also know that in the future period you will have to make very important decisions.

Dreaming of drinking water. If you had a dream about drinking water, it is a good sign. This dream means that a great success is expecting you in the future period. You have probably started a new project at your work and you don’t have to worry, because everything will be great.

Dreaming of drinking salt water. If you have dreamed that you were drinking salt water, it means that you will have problems in your relationship. It is possible that you will suffer too much because your partner will hurt you in the future period. Also, this dream can mean that someone of your friends will deceive you.

However, this dream has bad symbolism and it announces a difficult period that is in front of you.

Dreaming of walking on water. If you had this type of a dream, it is a good sign. It means that you are an optimistic person and you are ready to face all problems. You do not take anything seriously and you believe that all problems will be solved very soon. Also, this dream can mean that you have control over your emotions in a real life.

Dreaming of crossing water. If you have seen in your dream that you were crossing water, it means that you are an independent person and your freedom is most important for you.

Dreaming of offering water to someone. If you have dreamed of offering water to someone, it is a symbol of true friendships that you have in your life. You have a lot of friends who love you and who will never deceive you. Because of that we can say that you are a lucky person because you can always rely on your friends.

Dreaming of someone spraying you with water. If you had a dream about someone spraying you with water, it is a sign that you don’t want to show your real emotions to other people. You hide them deep inside you, which is not good. We recommend you to be more open and to express your emotions.

Dreaming of listening to water. If you have dreamed of listening to water, it means that you should think well about your own feelings. It may be the time to find your own peace and to be alone with your thoughts.

Dreaming of holy water. If you had this type of a dream, it is possible that you have negative thoughts and you need cleansing in a spiritual sense.

Dreaming of wavy water. If you have dreamed about wavy water, it means that you should take control over your emotions and also over your life in general. Otherwise, some people might abuse you.

Dreaming of water in your house. If you have dreamed of water in your house, it means that you are overwhelmed with your own emotions. It is possible that something very important happened to you and it caused big emotions inside of you. Also, this dream can mean that there are many problems in your life and you need to solve them as soon as possible.

Dreaming of water flowing towards you. If you had this dream, it symbolizes negative emotions that exist in you. It would be best to speak to your friends and to think more positively. There are many good things in your life and you should be grateful for them.

As you have seen in this article, there are many different dreams about water and their symbolism is always different.

You have seen that the Biblical meanings of these dreams can be both positive and negative, depending on all details that have appeared in a dream. We hope you have found the right interpretation for your dream about water.

Of course, you should never forget to take into consideration all details that you have seen in your dream, because it is the only way to understand it properly and to find the right interpretation.

We hope this article has been interesting and useful for you, so you will not have problems to interpret your next dream about water.

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Water gives life, but it also possesses unimaginably destructive power. It could breathe life into millions of living souls on Earth, but, in a matter of second, it could devastate the same life to the ground.

Water is, perhaps, the most valuable matter on our planet, the one with immeasurable biological, physical, material, spiritual and symbolic value.

In Biblical terms, it is the essence of life, as well, but also a powerful destroyer.

Water symbolism is vast and full of meanings. Just as many other words and terms, water is used as a metaphor in many of the Bible’s verses. Of course, water is also mentioned in its original meaning.

The dry climate and lack of proper water sources in ancient Biblical lands were the main reason for great appreciation of water in cultures of the area.

Almost all life of Ancient Israel was dependant on rainfall. All ponds and wells, all sorts of natural and artificial water sources were a common symbol for life and existence.

Ancient people would, of course, store water for their needs, filling large basins, pools and tanks with precious water, but also everyone knew the true importance and beauty of living and moving fresh water; rivers or lakes have always been considered precious and important for human life.

Not only water was used to plant crops, to cool down or to satisfy thirst and hunger, but also it has always been an important element of many rituals and both spiritual and religious practices.

Water symbolizes purification and transformation.

The practical use and need for water made this life giving matter an incredibly powerful symbolical fluid.

People have been using water to wash their hands both before and after a meal for ages.

Water has been used not only for regular bathing but also for ritual baths. Some of the most important Christian practices involve the use of water; for example, christening.

In Biblical, religious, spiritual and symbolical sense, water represents the abstract, non-physical aspect of human soul.

Water also symbolizes regeneration, rejuvenation and refreshment, purification and spirituality in general, so no strange it also stands for the Holy Spirit.

The bible says how the Holy Spirit ‘flows’ and how believers are ‘fulfilled’ by its presence.

All water sources have been praised, admired, worshiped and awed since dawn of time.

Biblical water symbolism in dreams

What about dreams featuring water, in general and Biblical terms?

Symbolism of water related dream is quite similar from any point of view, be it Biblical or spiritual in general terms. Water is one of common dream motifs and it occurs in different forms in our dreams.

In most of the cases, water represents the flow of time, our destinies and life. Flowing water, such as a river or a stream, embodies the idea of an everlasting, infinite change.

In dreams, water also represents energy, a creative energy, refreshment, vitality, longevity and activity. Since it comes in various forms, dreams may vary in meanings.

For example, you could dream about a river or about a lake. You could spill some water, drink water or bathe in water.

There are also dreams about rainfall, floods, big waves and many other destructive manifestations of water. Emotions you had in the dream are important for interpretation.

If we analyze water motif in dream from a Biblical interpretation point of view, we could summarize the most common meanings.

Water can be seen as God’s blessing, the ultimate creative force, an inevitable destructive force, a purifying agent, the one that promotes abundance, fertility and the whole life.

These meanings are close to any other approach of interpreting water motifs in dreams. What are the most common water related dreams and what are their meanings, let us find out.

Dreams about calm and pure water

Dreams about beautifully clean and calm water are always good ones, especially if you dream, for example, about crystal clear lake water that is also calm. Such dreams indicate you are feeling calm and satisfied with your real life.

Pure water in dreams means your thoughts are pure.

Even if you still feel a bit nervous or anxious in reality, this dream is soothing and it means you will soon get relief from worries in your waking life. Seeing clear water in dreams is encouraging.

It symbolizes vitality, purity, youthfulness and good health. You could dream about seeing a glass of pure water, a pool of clear water or else.

No matter the source, the meaning is always positive. Pure water symbolizes purity of mind and soul; it is a symbol of harmony within. Clear water in dreams is a good, positive omen that encourages us to breathe in and enjoy life to the fullest.

Dreams about muddy, impure water

Impure water represents negative emotions and worries that surround you in your waking life and fill your mind and heart with sadness, discomfort and frustration. Dreams about muddy water often occur in people who have many worries and problems in reality or have an unclean conscience.

This dream means you are being misunderstood and rejected in reality. You feel as if there is no way out of a currently bad situation and a negative environment. This especially applies to dreams in which you fall into muddy water. It means you feel lost and very insecure about yourself.

Maybe you see certain problems much more dramatic than they really are. In fact, you are the one who create them and give them fuel to develop. Dreams about falling into muddy water remind us to fight and move forward, not letting negative circumstances drown us.

Dreams about the sound of water

If you hear the sound of flowing water in your dreams, it is generally a good sign. It could be any sound; for example, sink water, the sound of waves, a stream or a river. Even rainfall could be interpreted as a flowing water sound in dreams.

This dream is neither extremely positive nor an extremely negative. This dream means you are in a phase of deep thinking.

Perhaps, you are summarizing your decisions, actions and steps taken in life so far. You may also think about the future. The sound of flowing water symbolically represents your flowing thoughts. You feel relaxed, calm, but thoughtful.

This dream often occurs in people who have come to an end of something they were planning or working on, so they have to see if such things paid off and decide what to do next.

Dreams about the sound of flowing water are common in generally calm people, in moments of introspection and retrospection, as well as those related to future steps.

Dreams about drinking water

Dreams about drinking water are good. Just as we have said, water represents life, rejuvenation, vitality, longevity and good health. Drinking water in dreams is a positive omen, meaning you will feel energetic, vital and optimistic in the following period.

Dreams about drinking fresh, pure water symbolize peace, tranquility, fortune and general well-being.

However, if you dream about drinking spoiled water, it could symbolize illness, misfortune and bad luck.

If you drink salty water in your dream, it could be a reflection of an emotion of sadness, even if you feel calm on the outside.

Sometimes, we long and grieve over things we are even unaware of in reality.

However, if there is a situation in real life that provokes such emotions, it is not unlikely to dream about drinking salty water. Salty water symbolically represents human tears, so the association is clear.

Dreams about walking on water

Dreams about walking over a water surface, without falling into the water are rare and incredibly inspiring and interesting. These dreams are positive and they could give you great encouragement.

Such dreams symbolize control, self-reliance, strength and capability.

It means you are aware of your own capabilities and you have taken your life into your own hands. If you feel as if you do not control things in reality, the dream reminds you you have all needed resources to do so.

Walking on water in dreams means you are actually in total control over your emotions, thoughts and decisions.

You conquered your fears and worries and, even if there are troubles and hard times, you do not let those bring you down.

This dream is a reflection of your self-confidence, an encouragement to stand for yourself and hopeful omen. If you dream about walking on water, you are truly blessed, because such things are miraculous.

Dreams about flooding water

Dreams about a flood always reflect emotional life of a dreamer. This dream means you are occupied and overwhelmed by your emotions, usually in a negative sense.

If you dream about your house is being flooded, it means you feel helpless in front of certain situations in life, because you let your emotions prevail over your sense. You feel fragile and vulnerable, so others easily manipulate you.

This dream is a warning sign; you should stand for yourself and resist to those whose ideas you do not approve. Even if it means struggle, you should stay true to your own desires.

If you dream about a great flood, for example, in your town or so, it means you feel hopeless about the future.

This dream also reflects your concerns, worries and unwillingness to accept changes. You know time changes and both negative and positive changes will definitely come your way.

You feel comfortable in your routine, so that idea scares you.

This dream reminds you changes, no matter of their nature, are an inevitable and essential part of all people’s lives.


Biblical Meaning of dreams about Water – Water is a very essential element in life to an extent that species would cease to exist without it. In the bible, it had been mentioned several times how important its symbolism is as it represents life, cleansing, satisfaction, renewal and even Jesus himself. Despite this case though, water is also known to hold mystery, danger, and can even cause destruction.

What are the biblical meaning of water in dreams? Why do you dream about water?

The reasons behind why you dream about water depends on how you dreamt of it as well as the emotions you were having during and about the dream. Here are some reasons of such dream:

  1. You have attained inner peace and happiness.

In life, it is but normal to have problems for it is not perfect at all. In the middle of fortunate events come challenges that you most of the time did not expect.

But sometimes, you just feel this unexplained inner peace. Sometimes, despite the predicaments you defeat these negativities and feel happy and confident that you can take down whatever is in your way.

  1. You are living in uncertainty and fear.

There is never any guarantee in life and the only constant thing is change. You might find yourself cowering from certain events, opportunities, and people – including yourself.

You fear failure and rejection. You do not want to step outside and give it a shot because your fear of not making it is greater than your will to do it. Remember, the only true failure in life is when you didn’t try.

  1. You will be encountering a number of trials.

The Scripture has used the term “water” in a number of metaphorical ways. Apart from rebirth and happiness, it symbolized as well the troublesome times in life.

Although this is the case, God has promised His presence and faithfulness among His people. In Psalms 32:6 it has been stated “Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.”

In this context, it could also be seen as to why Jesus has been related to water as far as symbolism is concerned. Water here is described as mighty, but it was clear that Jesus is far mightier than the water itself.

  1. You have the strength to deal with the problems you currently have.

The trials that come to you may leave you overwhelmed but trust that you will have the strength to face all of these as God has promised help.

In the passage from Isaiah, it has been said “I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.”

In this particular passage, water is depicted as a rescue in the same way that God has got your back in times when you feel like you no longer have the strength to go through.

  1. You mask you emotions.

It could be difficult at times to give your trust, and sometimes you end up masking your emotions. You do so perhaps because you fear you will be judged.

You fear that you will not be accepted or it is less than what is expected of you. It might also root from fear of rejection.

Common scenarios of water in dreams

Dreaming about water is generally a symbol of your own emotions in your waking life. The interpretation of the dream will depend on the state of the water – whether clean, murky, cold, hot, and the like.

  1. Dreaming of calm and clear water

This is obviously a good sign. To dream of calm and clean water signifies inner peace and contentment. You may be having problems here and there but you definitely know how to manage and get over them one by one.

  1. Dreaming of dirty water

The murky water in your dream signifies negative emotions that you’ve been having. Your life right now is filled with uncertainties, thus you are in fear and feel bothered or anxious most of the time.

  1. Dreaming of deep water

Dreaming of deep water is a fair warning from possible problems that may arise. You may be having many problems at work. It is best to take things slowly and think about every decision before acting upon it. There is no need to rush.

  1. Dreaming of being underwater

To dream of being underwater means that you are drowning in the negative emotions that exist in you. You are overwhelmed by your overthinking habits and you do not feel good about this.

You may even feel physically ill and mentally drained. Try being optimistic no matter how difficult things are.

  1. Dreaming of boiling water

Boiling water in dreams could mean resurfacing or surging emotions. It could be in a form of passion, desire, fear, or anger at a specific person.

  1. Dreaming of breathing underwater

A dream of being able to breathe underwater means that you have the strength and capacity to face your problems. You will be able to walk away from them with new learnings and realizations.

  1. Dreaming of cold water

To dream of cold water relates to your optimism and positivity. You think and feel positively about the issues in your life. Also, it could mean the many positive things that you are unaware of.

  1. Dreaming of running water

A dream of the water running symbolizes your hesitations and anxieties in the waking life. You feel a rush of emotions and you may find yourself very busy in the next few days.

Also, it could mean spiritual cleansing or rebirth. You have come from a battle and now you emerge from that with all the lessons it has taught you.

The Biblical meaning of water in dreams can be interpreted in so many ways but the keyword is emotions. Water, in general, represents your unconscious and the places that your mind wanders to when not paying attention.

Emotions, like water, could both be helpful and dangerous so it is best to pay attention to it and why you are feeling it. Expressing them could bring you great relief but expressing them without sensitivity can cause trouble.

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