Meaning of Dreams about Water

Water is a very common but powerful dream symbol. Its meaning varies with the details and the mood of the dream. Water is a deeply spiritual symbol representing the "water of life" or the "flow of life." Like the waters of the womb, it also represents security, life and birth. Water usually represents our feelings and emotions (rough, smooth, clear, murky, etc.). The nature of the water can reveal our emotional state of mind.

A waterfall is a positive dream symbol that suggests a cleansing of negative emotions or psychological issues. Just a simple visualization or daydreams of standing in a waterfall make us feel energized and refreshed. If the waterfall in your dream is overwhelming or too powerful for you to enjoy, it may represent emotional energy and unconscious drives that are very difficult to effectively cope with on the conscious level.

Old dream interpretation books say that lakes are associated with romantic feelings. If the lake is calm, your love life is probably in such good shape that you feel safe. Stormy water means to strap you in and get ready for a bumpy ride. If you see a monster in the water, your unconscious may be suggesting that you have competition (or some unseen issue or problem).

The waves in dreams may represent emotional fluctuations. If you are currently experiencing a period of tranquility and peace, you may be dreaming about calm waters and gentle ocean waves. This dream suggests that you may be gathering energy and recharging emotionally. However, more commonly people dream of violent and dangerous tidal waves. Tidal waves or tsunamis suggest a period of emotional upheaval. Anxiety, stress, and unconscious materials may be coming to the surface and affecting your daily moods. Giant tidal waves may symbolize current emotional unhappiness and psychological stress, which are threatening to destroy you. The outcome of this dream may reveal how much strength you have to "ride out" personal storms. For example, surviving the tidal wave suggests that you have enough strength to overcome challenges and drowning that you may be "in it over your head" and should seek assistance.

Rain naturally cleans, refreshes, and "provides life-giving moisture." Depending on the dreamer it could suggest a period of renewal and fertility (reproduction or creativity). However, dark clouds and a heavy downpour indicate feelings of isolation and helplessness. On the other hand, the heavy downpour could represent unconscious materials and emotions attempting to enter the dreamer's conscious mind.


At 2:35 PM, Blogger superstar said...

just a good life

At 3:14 PM, Blogger John said...

Does breathing under water represent anything?

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Spirita said...

John, breathing under water in dream might represent your need to escape from waking reality.

At 5:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dreamed of the ocean what does it mean?

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always dreeamt that im drowning?And Im not feeling scared, kinda relieve or calm. What;s that symbolize?

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Spirita said...

Anonymous, pleas check out my post "Dreams about Drowning".


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