Dream meaning » sink

To see a sink in your dream represents your feelings and your ability to control your emotions. You may need to cleanse yourself of past feelings and start fresh. Consider also the common phrase “everything but the kitchen sink” which refers to a situation where you have almost everything that you can possible want or need. The symbol may also be a pun on “sinking” or drowning.

To dream that you or something is sinking suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed. Someone or something is pulling your down. You may be experiencing low self-esteem and confidence.
Alternatively, the dream means that some important and significant stage in your life may be coming to an end. Consider what is sinking and its significance.

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The Dream Encyclopedia
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A sinking feeling may symbolize the dreamer’s waking world if the dreamer is overwhelmed by business and financial responsibilities.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

On occasion, this denotes that feelings and worries monopolize our whole being. Or, perhaps, you fear something that means a lot to you will end. For example, a relationship or a business. This dream could be showing your deception regarding some aspect of your life.
Some astrologists assert that dreaming of sinking means you have spent too much on purchases.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

Unhappy news concerning a friend is the portent in a dream featuring the sinking of anything.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

The symbolic meaning of a sink relates to its capacity both to draw water to you and to take the waste water away. In this way, a sink is ultimately a reflection of civilized living. The fact that it is a structure that helps move water connects it with the world of feelings and emotions. Consider the type of sink and the state that it is in; both should be utilized in your interpretation.
A bathroom sink relates to matters of intimacy and privacy.
A kitchen sink connects to how well you are engaged in self-care. An industrial sink has more to do with your social experience.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Sinks symbolize the ability to control emotions. Turn the cold or hot water on and off, and you are turning on and off your most chilling or steamiest feelings.

If you dream of a leaking or overflowing sink, your emotions are getting out of control.
If you dream no water comes out of the sink, you are repressing your feelings.
If you dream a sink is clogged, you can’t seem to experience your feelings and let them go. You are obsessing over them.
A sink unconnected to the plumbing suggests you feel emotionally removed from a situation.

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