Dream meaning of water

The manifestations of dreams with water can include life, death, change, rebirth and renewal, etc. When interpreting dream manifestations about water, you must take into account how it is presented (river, pool, sea, etc.), since each has different meanings.

Observe the way in which the water moved you emotionally, since each person experiences it differently. In general, dreams about water symbolize the emotions in your life, the deepest recesses of your subconscious mind and your intuition.

Dreams about water are somewhat common and you may have several questions, as to what they really mean. Dreaming about water can symbolize our own inner feelings and how we respond emotionally to life.

The lesson you can learn from this dream is that purification will essentially flow through your life. However, it may also represent difficulties with regard to controlling emotions. In this case, the dream could be bad.

Is seeing water in a dream good or bad? Water in dreams can have both a positive and negative interpretation depending on the details of the dream.

As one of the four elements of life, water is an important symbol and, like any other symbol, it can denote good and bad situations, feelings, problems, and situations.

Water if clear represents peace and contentment. If it is cloudy, then difficulties are likely to occur. What there is no doubt about, is that it is connected to peace, happiness, healing and cleansing of our own thoughts.

What does it mean to dream of water?

If you have had any dreams where the main element was water, you can sleep in peace because the interpretation given for this type of dream is something good. To dream of water faithfully reflects your inner self, your state of mind and your own interest in knowing yourself. A whole complex exercise of your own personal development that unfolds in the dream world.

It is very important to understand what is really going on in your life in order to interpret the symbolism of water in your dreams. You will learn a lot about your emotional needs, conflicts, unresolved feelings and disappointments. In doing so, you will experience rebirth and renewal, healing and cleansing, you will achieve your goals. You will also avoid obstacles and learn to keep your emotions under control for a healthy mind, body and spirit.

To dream of dirty water

To dream of dirty water implies that you should pay special attention to what you say and do in the future. If you are swimming in dirty water, this indicates that you will feel caught in the middle of a delicate situation. Think twice before you do something and avoid getting into more complex situations. If you are having problems at work, don’t worry, you will soon find something to inspire you.

Dreaming of cloudy and dirty water will increase your feeling of turbulence. Is this your case? It is advisable that you relax, analyze your decisions well and deal with your bad thoughts so that you don’t get stuck in your daily life. You must work to achieve some inner peace!

Do you dream of a river of dirty water running abruptly? Then, you must control your anxiety, because it is not treating you well, and this is how it shows up in your dreams. Dreaming of a sea of dirty water is also a sign of anxiety, and suggests that you should free yourself from it.

Dreams with mud and water

To dream of mud and water signifies confusion or not feeling clear about something in your life. A puddle with mud and water could also mean that you feel you are experiencing difficult times financially or emotionally, or maybe even both. You may need to analyze some decisions before making them so that you don’t fall into these complications.

If you dream about mud and water, then there is a possibility of a natural calamity occurring in your city. There will be uncontrollable weather, and the dream is warning you to remove all your valuables to a safe place. On the other hand, the dream could mean that you are suspicious of someone because of their behavior that is bothering you, but you cannot pinpoint what exactly is wrong.

Dreaming of dark water

If you dreamed of dark water it means that you are going through a complex time. Water is known to symbolize all kinds of different emotions and feelings. Also, that it denotes the full breadth of emotional feelings you can have about something. So dreaming of dark water, means that you feel that you really can’t predict your emotions at the moment.

To dream of red water

To dream of red water is a symbol of anger or passion. This is a very strong color that highlights the inner feelings of the dreamers, and being in the water represents both repressed feelings of this nature and the careless practice of sex. In either case, this dream wants you to control these feelings and decide for yourself to be a more reserved person with your sex life.

Dreams with clean water

Dreams with clean water are associated with a new life, some new direction that will completely affect your surroundings. It speaks of a renewal that will have a positive impact. If you have come to dream of clean water there is a high probability that within a very short time, the opportunity will present itself to offer you a turnaround in your life.

When a small amount of clean water is seen in your dreams it represents fertility and that a new baby could be on the way. But if we are talking about a single drop, it is because inside you hidden feelings and emotions are starting to come to light little by little. If you remember swimming in the clean water it is because at this moment you consider yourself a good person and you are full of peace.

Drinking clean water is an omen that something bad will happen in the near future. If you are currently suffering from a certain illness it is highly probable that you may suffer a relapse or worsening, It is important to maintain a positive energy and fight with all your possible strength to be able to cope with this situation.

Dreams with water fountain

To dream of water fountain may signify cleansing or release of emotions. It may symbolize letting go or forgiveness. If you are standing under the jets of a water fountain, it may mean feeling overwhelmed by emotion or problems. If you dream of crossing a water fountain, it may mean that you feel your emotions are out of control. You may feel that you have no control to be able to change the current path of events in your life.

Dreaming of pool water

Dreams of pool water can have several meanings. Think about the shape and size of the pool, and how you feel about swimming. For someone who swims every day when exercising, it would have a different meaning than for someone who fears water. So, a pool can mean feeling confined, or it can mean repressing fears and emotions. Water in our dreams typically represents our emotions and feelings.

Dreaming of sea water

To dream of sea water represents the way you handle your emotions from the unconscious and the purity of our spirit. Seas are almost always related to meditation, retreat and tranquility. However, they are also associated with powerful forces of mother nature which are impossible to control.

The sea shore is often associated with the boundaries of the dreamer’s mind. They are the boundaries or divisions between what we know and what we hide. To be swept away by a wave or to see oneself adrift at sea symbolizes feelings of loneliness and guilt. On a general level, if we see sea water in our dreams we will have serious sentimental inconveniences.

This oneiric manifestation denotes negative and positive symbolisms. Likewise, the sea refers to a very great force, someone or something we respect, cause us awe or appreciate. In the same way, dreams with sea water can be disturbing and strong representing a period of problems that we must placate.

Dreaming of river water

As with roads, dreaming of river water usually represents wanting to be treated as a repressed sexual symbol. It is the hidden lustful impulses. Perhaps, you may be subconsciously perceiving this sensual part of yourself, as well as your sex life in general, as totally secondary to other aspects of your life, thus overlooking its importance to any human being.

Rivers in general, are a symbol of your inner desire to explore exotic aspects and forbidden territories on a sexual level. For example, you may be subconsciously thinking about the possibility of engaging in sexual activities that are traditionally considered improper. Alternatively, such a dream could signify that repressed interest.

Rainwater Dreams

If you have dreamed of rainwater it portends both sides of the coin (good and evil). For that reason, this dream manifestation is a sign that you could soon receive good and bad news one after the other. This could provoke contradictory feelings of joy and sadness almost at the same time, resulting in emotional turmoil.

If you are a movie buff, dreaming of rainwater may relate to a turning point in your life, as it often rains during movies intentionally and significantly. Similarly, this type of dream symbolizes that your hopes of quickly achieving your goals will not come true due to interference from strangers or people who envy you.

Dreams with fire and water

To dream of fire and water, means that you will soon release some repressed feelings and also show your talent and creativity to other people. That creative side that you thought was non-existent will be about to sprout at some point, on the contrary. If you are an artist and you find yourself in such a project, this dream foretells a new idea that will be your inspiration for your next work.

If you dream that water extinguishes a fire, it is a bad sign and means that you will lose your work and a lot of money in the near future. Fire represents energy, so this loss may be given by a decrease in your energy towards work performance.

Dreaming of drinking water

To dream of drinking water symbolizes a thirst for greater knowledge and spiritual enlightenment in life. Such a dream denotes that you will be extremely successful in what you do in life, but you will not feel complete. Something will not feel right. Instead of taking what you have been given, try to do more, learn more, live more. Do more of everything in life. Drinking bottled water in a dream may indicate a new beginning.

When you drink water that appears to be clean but the taste is not good, big problems are attached to it. Perhaps some arguments, unexpected events or some problems on a health level. However, if you dream that you have drunk water from a spring, be prepared for big news, either related to your work or on a personal level.

Dreaming of falling into water

To dream of falling into water indicates that life has been fluctuating recently and there is no need to worry. If you dreamt yourself falling into the water, you can rely on your own strength to get out. It indicates that the things you are planning or doing for the near future will be successful. Even if there is a problem, you will be able to solve it without worrying too much.

Dreams where we see ourselves falling usually indicate uncertainty in our lives. When we are falling in real life, our main concern is “where are we going to land”. We also wonder if the fall will hurt us. Water in dreams is a constant symbol of emotions. Falling into deep water suggests a state of being emotionally “in limbo”.

Dreaming of hot water

A dream vision of hot water represents the exacerbation or worsening of problems. Negative emotions that are fostered. It may also reflect an increased sense of uncertainty or fear. A sign that a problem has been neglected or allowed to increase in severity. Relationships where tension or anger worsen these ties.

To dream that water is thrown at me

To see water thrown at you in dreams is a sign that you need to take a deeper look at your relationships with the people around you. In some cases, it may mean that you need to apply yourself, concentrate and work harder in some area. Also, it symbolizes a promise of success. You will soon gain popularity due to the achievements you will make either through your career or in your personal life.

To dream of a water storm

If you see a water storm in your dream, it represents that you will experience a turbulent situation. You realize that you experience confusion, rage or anger. You or someone else may be very upset about something. It may also reflect a chaotic situation. The current state of a situation or relationship seems to be “up in the air” or that anything could happen.

To dream of walking on water

To dream of walking on water symbolizes your unique abilities and the control you have over your emotions. Nothing can bypass your conscious mind, and in the coming weeks, you will think about other people’s emotions. It’s as if you have a sixth sense and will be able to sense how people feel about you. If the water was also clean, it may indicate that the people around you will be transparent and easy to read.

To dream of boiling water

To see boiling water in your dream means that you are very angry about something. If the water burns you, it suggests that you have been repressing your anger or emotions and that is causing you pain and suffering. Also, it is a sign of possible threats and negativity affecting you as a result of the wrongdoings of someone very close to you.

To dream of a glass of water

To see a full glass of water in a dream is a good omen indicating that the dreamer will be able to make a fortune. To dream of spilling a glass of water is a bad omen, indicating that the dreamer may meet with an accident or unexpected calamity. The dream of someone filling a glass of water for you may portend that you need the help of others.

Dreams with fish out of water

Dreams with fish out of water are one of the most common symbols in the dream world. It has both positive and negative interpretations. However, most fish dreams are positive. But what does it mean if you feel uncomfortable while dreaming about fish? For example, you see a fish out of water and it makes you feel unpleasant and suddenly you feel the need to help the fish back into the water to survive.

To dream of fish out of water predicts unpleasant situations and problems appearing in your life. This dream may predict disappointment, especially if you can see muddy or dirty water along with the fish out of water in your dream. However, if the water where the fish were was clear and clean it symbolizes that you will emerge victorious from all those inconveniences.

To dream of snakes in the water

To dream of snakes in water is one of the most petrifying experiences one could have. Since most of us, have no control underwater, everything seems in slow motion. In general, dreaming of a snake in the water can symbolize your emotions and feelings influencing your life without your concern or knowledge. Snakes in the water could also signify your threats or fears and the potential for emotional healing.

If in your dream with snakes in the water there was dirt or mud, or you were suddenly dragged into the water, bad news is coming. Or you were out of the lake or pond, and the snake pushed you or someone else into the water this means that your careless actions will affect a person or the person you recognize in the dream, because of this relationships with that person will be broken at the root.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You need to cleanse yourself. You’re focusing on sexuality and letting go. “Getting your feet wet” means you are willing to try something new.
Emotional Emotional
You’re focusing on emotions and the subconscious mind. Cloudy, murky water means emotional confusion. Floods, tidal waves, and turbulent water mean you feel overwhelmed, threatened, and chaotic, while drought indicates being out of touch with inner juiciness and feelings. Frozen or evaporating water indicates emotional paralysis or volatility.
The power to control water means you are working on controlling emotional outbursts.
Spiritual Spiritual
Clean water means good sense and clarity. Smoothly flowing water means contentment and peace of mind.
Diving into deep water means you’re exploring unknown areas of the self. Wading in shallow water indicates a cautious attitude. Breathing underwater means you are open to the collective consciousness and intuitive awareness. Walking on water means you have control over emotions and doubt through faith in yourself and the divine.
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5 Definitions
  1. Water is a very common symbol for the emotions.
    A large body of water like a sea or a lake is often a symbol for the unconscious. Because sex involves fluids, Freud viewed water in dreams as a sexual symbol.

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 8, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Psychology attributes water to the unconscious desire to return to our mother’s lap.

    Water symbolizes life, feelings, fertility, and abundance. Thus, this type of dream plays an important role, though the meanings attributed to it vary. Water quality, therefore, reveals your emotional state.

    If water is clear, your feelings are pure and you enjoy a blissfully peaceful period. But if it is muddy, you will suffer personal or health complications.

    If there is water in the form of large ground-breaking waves, you might feel out control.

    If it is a river, the flowing pace will express the calm or anguish of your emotions. Likewise, to see dirty and stagnant water reveals insincerity in your feelings.

    If the water comes from a lake or a stream, it is indicative of emotional passivity. Similarly, fine rain is usually a symbol of fertility, which predicts success in your projects. Heavy rains, however, announce unattended desires and disputes. 

    Water, depending on its condition, may portend very different situations. When fresh, it denotes fortune and health. Boiling: anger or illness. Mild: temporary discomfort. Muddy water indicates obstacles in business. Stagnant and putrid water: illness or death. Flowing water: good luck and good health. Saltwater portends tears. Looking at water ensures safety from a danger. Bathing is a sign of innocence. To pour it: litigation. Walking on water represents triumph. To see a spring: improvement of a distressing situation. The water of a bathtub means happy old age.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 12, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    The meaning, of course, depends on the details and the action, but as a general guide, clear calm water is a favorable omen, while rough or murky water signifies difficulties.
    A dream of drinking cold water is a sign of good luck, but throwing or spilling it on anyone indicates a need to control your temper.
    Hot water (unless it is appropriate to the action) portends a season of social and/or business setbacks, but running water predicts lasting happiness.
    A waterfall in your dream forecasts a happy rise in status and/or an imminent increase in material wealth.
    Gently flowing water promises contentment and peace of mind. 

  4. Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox April 15, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Water is the ultimate symbol of emotions in a dream. It also connects to things that rise up out of the unconscious mind. In fact, it could be said that emotions themselves are evidence of something that is occurring in the unconscious mind. In this way, water connects to both emotions and the unconscious.
    Human beings are made up of a great deal of water, and the welling up of feelings can cause this precious liquid to leak inexplicably out of your eyes in the form of tears. In this way, the presence of any water in a dream is asking you to consider the emotional side of your nature. The larger the body of water, the more feelings the dream is expressing.
    If the water is potentially overwhelming or dangerous, as in a tidal wave or waterfall, then the sense of danger must be added to your interpretation, as we are often afraid of feelings when they are greater than we think we can handle. Feelings flow and so does water, so the quality of movement of the water in your dream is pointing out the way in which you are experiencing your emotions.
    A slow creek is like a small amount of emotional flow that is significant but sustaining and calming. A raging river is more like the force of feelings that are much more intense and, if not navigated well, can be dangerous to your sense of well-being.
    Rain is the most like tears, and weather patterns in dreams that involve water may be pointing out the way you are experiencing or avoiding the easy flow of emotions associated with some current life experience.

  5. Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson April 20, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Water symbolizes emotion in its many forms, and dreams about water usually symbolize dreams about your own strong emotions. The form the water takes symbolizes how your emotions are going, or flowing, and how well you are managing them. Floods and overflows symbolize excess or uncontrolled emotion, while dry or draught conditions symbolize a lack of emotion. Interaction with water, from scuba diving to surfing to drinking a tall refreshing glass, symbolizes how well you handle your emotions. Do you dive right in, or skim over the top so you don’t get all wet?

    If you dream of a small body of water, like a small lake, pond, or even a puddle, you have your feelings well contained. If you dream of fishing in the pond or puddle, you stay in tune with what’s going on within you. If the water is murky, you don’t like to explore the depths of your feelings. It makes you uncomfortable.

    If you dream of a large body of water, like a large lake, sea, gulf, or ocean, your emotions seem limitless to you. Stormy seas symbolize anger and out-of-control emotions, while calm, balmy seas symbolize happy contentment. Raging seas can also symbolize excessive passion and desire and sexual energy. Are you rocking the boat?

    Waterfalls symbolize changing emotions, mood swings, or the healthful outpouring of emotion to someone else.

    Rivers, streams, and creeks symbolize communication of emotions. A river blocked by a dam suggests you aren’t telling someone how you really feel. An overflowing or flooding river or streambed suggests you are sharing too much.

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