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What do water dreams mean

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What do dreams about water mean?

  • Water is one of the most common dream symbols and is usually associated with the emotions and the unconscious. Large bodies of water (ocean, lake, pool) usually represent the unconscious itself.
  • Consider the numerous figures of speech relating to water and how they may relate in the context of your dream:<br> 1) like a fish out of water (uncomfortable)<br> 2) in deep water (in over your head)<br> 3) water under the bridge (it's in the past)<br> 4) Blood is thicker than water (family is more important)<br> 5) in hot water (in trouble)<br> 6) muddy the waters (make things worse)<br> 7) test the waters (try out)<br> 8) through hell and high water (no matter what) <br> 9) treading water (in danger of drowning)<br> 10) white water rapids (rough waters)<br> <br> You may think of others that make sense in the context of your dream.
  • Swimming, paddling or rowing down the river may suggest you are going with the flow and experiencing no difficulties; going up the river suggests you are going against the natural flow or experiencing difficulties; or you are going against your intuition. You may be making things harder for yourself than they have to be.
  • Taking a shower or bath may suggest you are cleansing yourself, releasing your negative thoughts and emotions -- washing your troubles away.
  • To be underwater may suggest you are feeling overwhelmed or you are in over your head emotionally or financially. Alternately, you may be exploring your unconscious, seeking inner guidance or uncovering repressed emotions or memories.
  • The condition or state of the water may represent the emotions. For instance:<br> 1) cold water may symbolize feeling or being cold, distant or unemotional<br> 2) hot water may represent anger or rage<br> 2) rough or turbulent water may symbolize stress; emotional unbalance or difficulties<br> 3) boiling water may represent emotions, especially anger or rage, that have been seething under the surface and are about to emerge or boil over; you may need to walk away and release some steam<br> 4) calm water may represent a peaceful state of mind<br> 5) dirty water may indicate you are holding on to a lot of negative thoughts or emotions; or you may not be thinking clearly about a situation<br> 6) clean and clear water may represent you are in touch with your true nature and spirituality; and/or you are thinking clearly about a situation<br> 7) flowing water may symbolize you are easy-going or going with the flow<br> 8) running water may suggest you are allowing your emotions to run away with you or you may be running away from your emotions (repressing or denying them)<br>
  • Drowning is a common dream theme which usually occurs when we are under a lot of physical or emotional stress in waking life. Drowning may symbolize the fear of being overcome by or drowning in your emotions; or you may be experiencing financial difficulties and are ‘drowning in debt.’
  • Alternately, you may want to drown out the noise and chaos around you; or you may be drowning your troubles and trying to escape your problems by drinking them away.
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  • Lenny Palmer

    Lenny Palmer

    Posted on Apr 16, 2017

    Every time I dream of seeing water it always scares me, but it's always different. Sometimes its nasty water running out of a pipe or sitting in puddles by trash. Other times it's in a stream with aquatic living creatures. But I'm always afraid of, or confused about it.

          • Riri


            Posted on May 27, 2017

            I dream that I swim in dirty water with dead fishes in it

                        • Cristina Miller

                          Cristina Miller

                          Posted on Jul 11, 2017

                          I had a dream the last night about a baby girl and felt I was there to protect and teach her I also felt a higher power (GOD) guiding me and I was walking through knee high blue water.

                              • Iamcristina


                                Posted on Aug 7, 2017

                                I dreamt of swimming in a large body of clear water with friends, I was so happy and my friends were too. I felt this large body of water belong to me. I had control.

                                  • Abanta Hazarika

                                    Abanta Hazarika

                                    Posted on Aug 16, 2017

                                    I see a coming big flood in my area. and see that me and my brother try to survive it. I am trying to save my dog and cat and her 2 black kits.but we have no black cat in my home. I have a white colour cat.

                                    • Andrea Arends

                                      Andrea Arends

                                      Posted on Aug 22, 2017

                                      i dream i was looking from above in the sea water and was blue and had some symbols in the bottom of the water

                                      • max123


                                        Posted on Aug 28, 2017

                                        My sister was drowning and we found her body the next day....very horrific

                                        • Mandur


                                          Posted on Aug 30, 2017

                                          I dreamed of my daughter passing ~ we kept looking for her in the lake where the sea doo tipped over, but her body was found hanging from a tree and stabbed in the heart!

                                          • Kristi448


                                            Posted on Sep 8, 2017

                                            I had a dream me and an old guy childhood friend were naked floating in the water on a mattress just laying under a blanket talking lol. It was so strange but felt so real.

                                                • Richard Gladys

                                                  Richard Gladys

                                                  Posted on Oct 23, 2017

                                                  I dream where children and a man swimming and am watching them staying one place.

                                                        • D John

                                                          D John

                                                          Posted on Dec 2, 2017

                                                          I dreamt my room was in the basement of this house with a big window. A river on the other side of the window suddenly began to rising against the window getting higher n higher testing the strength of the window. My mood was pretty concerning ??

                                                            • upsguy88


                                                              Posted on Jan 3, 2018

                                                              01/01/18 was on the edge of the ocean looking out as far as I can see was ocean small waves and the skies were cloudy then it started to rain out far on the ocean then coming towards me Don’t know exactly where this was on a boat a large ship or on land like at a stop by the hywy on the 101 frwy.

                                                              • Starlyn Staley

                                                                Starlyn Staley

                                                                Posted on Jan 11, 2018

                                                                It's a re occurring dream I have. I'm in a large body of water like a bay or an ocean, it's salt water. the edge of the water is always a cliff. sometimes so high I can't get out and other times it's just a few feet that I can climb up. sometimes the water it dirty and I know/seen creatures in the water and fear them. but last night it took a turn. the water was clear and I didn't feel afraid. I tried swimming to the bottom but I couldn't reach it. and when I realized that I started to feel some fear. and then I woke up.

                                                                    • Misty Perry

                                                                      Misty Perry

                                                                      Posted on Jan 26, 2018

                                                                      king and a woman warrior standing in a river like water bending.

                                                                      • karthick k

                                                                        karthick k

                                                                        Posted on Feb 4, 2018

                                                                        I was searching the person who I like most, in the sea water and I reached land, and he is on my back calling my name

                                                                        • Laurie Defeo

                                                                          Laurie Defeo

                                                                          Posted on Feb 5, 2018

                                                                          my house is built on a fresh water spring. the water is clear and u can see through it. I can look out my window and I jump into it. It is coverd as made private access to keep others out.

                                                                          • Miraine Zammit

                                                                            Miraine Zammit

                                                                            Posted on Feb 9, 2018

                                                                            I dreamed that i am swimming in a dark pool with Glasses in it, Have anyone knows what does it mean?!

                                                                            • Susan Brown

                                                                              Susan Brown

                                                                              Posted on Feb 11, 2018

                                                                              Your unconscious is begging you to see something you refuse to see..

                                                                              • Helen Taylor

                                                                                Helen Taylor

                                                                                Posted on Feb 18, 2018

                                                                                I dreamt of shallow waters and I knew someone in the water floating in the Lilly pads

                                                                                • Abi Piku

                                                                                  Abi Piku

                                                                                  Posted on Feb 18, 2018

                                                                                  I dreamed that someone pushed me under water and didn’t let me get out of there, he was pushing hard, till the point i start breathing underwater. In that exact moment he stoped. Does anyone knows the meaning of it ?!

                                                                                  • TheLastOne Alex

                                                                                    TheLastOne Alex

                                                                                    Posted on Aug 17, 2018

                                                                                    I'm not a specialist, but i think either someone or something wants to make you understand something, by forcing you in an unpleasant situation, either someone tries to do you something bad but they realise they can't, (they underestimated you)

                                                                                    • Rangi Cherrington

                                                                                      Rangi Cherrington

                                                                                      Posted on Feb 22, 2018

                                                                                      what about dreams of tsunami? I have had many many dreams of tsunami

                                                                                      • Amy Lawrence

                                                                                        Amy Lawrence

                                                                                        Posted on Feb 24, 2018

                                                                                        I dreamt of rode a kayak with my elder sister and my male cousin and my older aunt.and it was raining hard me and my aunt and my sister we got soak and wet then were hiding the little bldg with roof and after few minutes we contenue ride the kayak again my male cousin our driver.what is that mean?

                                                                                          • sathes0826


                                                                                            Posted on Feb 25, 2018

                                                                                            I had a weird dream once about a pool that was really dirty at the deep end.

                                                                                                • guilty sounds

                                                                                                  guilty sounds

                                                                                                  Posted on Mar 2, 2018

                                                                                                  Yh but on the bridge it's like the water spoke n spit water n somebody called out to us n said be careful when I turn n I saw how ruff it was I said let get out of here

                                                                                                  • Ho Per

                                                                                                    Ho Per

                                                                                                    Posted on Mar 7, 2018

                                                                                                    What is the mean in dream: (1) saw kids walking up the stair and pee on his pants, (2) after that saw a kids was clean up urine from drop from the shopping mall.

                                                                                                        • Iris Green

                                                                                                          Iris Green

                                                                                                          Posted on Apr 30, 2018

                                                                                                          I had a dream a boat push ed me out to sea and I just went with it when it stoped I went underneath water and came back up to the top

                                                                                                          • Violet Fidze

                                                                                                            Violet Fidze

                                                                                                            Posted on Apr 30, 2018

                                                                                                            I dreamt carrying water in a bucket from a source to my pace, three times.What does it mean.Thank you

                                                                                                              • Joycemarie Outlaw

                                                                                                                Joycemarie Outlaw

                                                                                                                Posted on May 6, 2018

                                                                                                                I dreamt that a hurricane was coming in.. then went away. no drowning or deaths

                                                                                                                • Barsita Dey

                                                                                                                  Barsita Dey

                                                                                                                  Posted on May 7, 2018

                                                                                                                  I often see ...D sea beaches...in dream...what does it indicates?? TQ..

                                                                                                                    • Lysh Erick

                                                                                                                      Lysh Erick

                                                                                                                      Posted on May 24, 2018

                                                                                                                      shallow water, wind came and warned us about flooding, fear of natural disasters, water started leaking into mall behind me not touching me

                                                                                                                      • Oganna Harris

                                                                                                                        Oganna Harris

                                                                                                                        Posted on Jun 18, 2018

                                                                                                                        I was heading home in the evening suddenly I found myself walking to the ocean,the water was calm but then a man at the lower distance called out loudly saying that's the end ,turn back the water is coming in,it was coming in but not fierce,so I turned back but the path got smaller, but I was not afraid.as I continued back a dark man passed behind me heading to the waves but I reached a hut with people there and bright lights

                                                                                                                        • Hollow Queen

                                                                                                                          Hollow Queen

                                                                                                                          Posted on Jul 6, 2018

                                                                                                                          i was swimming in a dirty swimming pool and there was this alien-spider thing that was trying to latch onto my face. When i pulled it off, one of its spiky legs cut my lip. I continued swimming, even though i was bleeding. I have been having dreams about water for a month straight now. Sometimes I'm on a houseboat, sometimes at the beach or on a bridge over a river. What is my mind trying to tell me?

                                                                                                                          • Cheryl Krabbenhoft

                                                                                                                            Cheryl Krabbenhoft

                                                                                                                            Posted on Jul 22, 2018

                                                                                                                            it was raining heavy freezing cold outside I was under a clear glass sheet of ice looking out at the hole grownd was ice only the ice was a person talking to me she was not mad mean or hurtfull don't understand what this dream means

                                                                                                                            • Valerie Nunes

                                                                                                                              Valerie Nunes

                                                                                                                              Posted on Aug 23, 2018

                                                                                                                              I had a dream that my 3 yr old grandson was in the pool and he went under so I jumped in and when under water I couldn't bring him up it's like he was too heavy it was awful and in waking life it really bothered me it still does

                                                                                                                              • natashka L’OriElle

                                                                                                                                natashka L’OriElle

                                                                                                                                Posted on Aug 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                I had a dream that I was driving with my sister and her boyfriend in the car. There was a split in the highway and neither of us knew which way to go so i stopped and put our moms house in the GPS. It said to stay to the left, so I did. We came to a bridge (this is the second time I’ve seen this bridge, I walked across the first time) and for some reason we had to get out the car and walk across. I was having an anxiety attack, but continued. I was very nervous and had to keep my eyes closed to make it to the other side. On the other side of the bridge is a wall and you have to hold on to the wall and walk on a 8 inch ledge to get to the opposite bridge to reac your destination. In my previous dream, I was able to get on the ledge and walk across to the other bridge. In THIS dream last night, I couldn’t do it not even with the help of my sisters boyfriend. My sister said it’s ok we can find another way, let’s turn around. So we started to go back across and I woke up.

                                                                                                                                  • efernandes


                                                                                                                                    Posted on Sep 4, 2018

                                                                                                                                    I had a dream that my pipes burst and water was everywhere , ceiling fell down and tried to fix it my self but it got worse. What does it mean?


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