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Dream Symbol: Water

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Dream meaning: Water

Dream interpretation WaterWater in a dream most often symbolizes emotion, mood, or feelings of vitality. The feeling or action of the water as well as how we relate to it in the dream can also represent how we relate to the emotion that has triggered the dream. For example one can have the feeling of drowning in emotions, or float pleasantly on the surface. The emotions symbolized by water maybe unconscious , hence something like a wave can symbolize incoming emotions. A flood or huge wave can represent a rise in unconscious energy or overwhelming emotions.

 If the water seems sinister or dangerous, that again may tell you something about your being uncomfortable with your feelings or that you have been repressing them.

Entering water by jumping or wading in slowly may represent your entry into a new relationship, job, or other social situation.

 The clearness or muddy-ness of the water in your dream might be telling you something about how secure or sure/unsure you are about entering into something new.

Water is also sometimes said to represent sexual feelings and eros.  Playing in or  with water,  can denote a sudden awakening to love and passion.


Related dream symbols
Pool, pond, lake, water
Drown, Drowning
Naked, Nude

31 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • M.M // Aug 27, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I dreamt that a guy i obviously in love with (i have never seen this person in real life) went deep sea diving and i was waiting for him to come up and as he surfaced i jumped into the water on him and we started kissing….den the dream jus went to me finding out that im pregnant for him and we are so excited…what can this mean?

  • sharon // Jul 21, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I dreamed it was raining in my old house.

  • Hafiza khan // Jul 12, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    i had a dream that i m playing at sea shore and in a very pleasant mood its sunny day and sea seem to be beautiful and then having calm walk with the one i love in hand in hand at sea shore with the waves passing gradually over our foot and two are enjoying each other company what it means please let me know soon.

  • Wanda // Dec 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I had a dream where I was standing alone, water surrounded me and their was bodies. Some floating and others still alive but unable to surface. As if the water had ice not allowing them to come up and breathe.

  • DeniseT // Dec 18, 2014 at 10:03 am

    okay so I had a dream about a lake today… my two year old was playing in the water swimming so he disappear and I put my head under water to look for him being concerned that he might drown in the lake water thinking this not for play n the water is dirty…. So I put my head underneath this lack of water it was clear & clean but I didn’t see my Baby boy, so the dream it switch to me going on the other side of the lake realizing that my son had disappeared again into the water…. a little More longer, thinking he might drown Cuz he can’t swim so I got a little nervous but I didn’t panic and I walk calmly to the water to look for him, but I did not see him so about 5-10sec. After calling his name He jumps out of the water from swimming and being happy looking refresh…(Ok so the dream was an extremely good sign cuz it was a baby having fun in a clear calm lake just like my mood was in the dream with concern of motherly instincts about Ones child.)

  • peezy // Oct 19, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I keep dreaming that im in a tall building with my mother and sister and theres a window that gives a view of a lake..and my mom tells me “the water is rising,its going to be a flood” i look out the window and see people struggling to get to shore ..each dream the water has risen more.. scary ! i dont understand what it means.

  • Meka // Sep 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I had a Dream that I was some were at a swimming pool and People was all round they was taking turns jumping in 12 feet of water.They was all taking turns Jumping in this water.I was scared and Not scared Cause i still Jumped in the water. I knew I could swim even In real life. So i Felt i could get to the other side. if I Jump in and swim.But I went down I didnt dround. Then My dream revered it self.Like I made My Self Do it over. I Jumped In the swim to the other side I went down again do i came back up.on the other side.This is Not the first time I had this same dream this makes it the 2nd time I dream This. The water was not dark at all not even in this dream I dreamed for the 2nd time.It was clear You can see straight through to the Bottom of the water. Infact No one dround. I dont know what this dream means But I pray In Jesus Name This Not somthing Bad I dreamed About.

  • Ida // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I dreamed I was with someone but never saw them. I was on a shore watching the waves come in and it was so beautiful. I went a little closer and like by a force I was being pulled in. I fell and trieed to get out scree\aming I don’t want to die ..please someone help me. Then the person that was with me got me out.

  • Liz // Jul 18, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I had a dream i jumped into my friends small pool. i was swimming but all of a sudden i sank to the bottom.. i could see the surface of the water. my back was to the pool. and then after a few moments i was running out of breathe. it felt like i was stuck to the bottom of the pool! then it let go and i swam to the top. the dream went on as my friend who owned the pool kept talking as if i didnt almost drown. we were planning a trip to Cuba

  • `Sirisha // Apr 9, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    I was all alone, I have got an opportunity of going abroad, so my company has given me a parachute to fly to abroad, but i should come to some open place, I came near a beautiful ocean/damn, Seen a very very Huge water which is very calm,quite, clean, but i can also see 6 to 7 pillars in between the damn water, but very beautiful atmospehre in the dream , I wanted to fly but iam not finding correct way to fly thru parachute,

  • Jessica // May 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Ok I dreamed that this lady was swimming in a lake of black water and I was standing at a dock than all of the sudden I see a little baby swimming with pointy teeth jumps into her lap and I asked whose child that was and replied it was my child and the baby smiled and jumped in the lake and swam away helpp???!!

  • sheena // May 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I had a dream that the hotel i worked in and the surrounding area flooded really bad. I was walking through a tunnel located in the hotel and seen through a window that a women let go of her child and i smashed the window and jumped in and swam after the girl and rescued the girl.
    I had a bad experience of near drowning and i cant swim and i cant see myself ever jumping into water to rescue someone knowing that i wouldnt be able to rescue them. it so confusing.

  • Ashu // May 4, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Me and my husband were walking on a sea wall. Suddenly he fell down. I shouted please somebody save him! Suddenly three men jumped into the sea and the saved him. I am very afraid about this dream. Is any thing going to wrong in his life? plz tel me

  • Natasha B // Feb 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Last night I had a dream that I rescued my brother who has been deceased for 25 years from a vault that was located in water. when I rescued him he was alive and well and asked about all of his children and family he was trying to remember all of us he was concerned about his children. This dream was so real…. Missing my brother RIP Roderick

  • Suma // Sep 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    In my dream I was surrounded by water, alone, standing on a rock.

  • Emma // Aug 23, 2012 at 3:34 am

    The day before yesterday I had a dream, apparently we have to close an ocean and we were only two with a small boat. The person I was with told me that, the boat is too small, so the only way to cross the ocean/sea was to have faith in God and He will help us walk on top of the water. I was afraid and have faith in Him. We start walking on top of the water; I was very much amazed and quite scared at the same time. We manage to close the water and go on the other side. We found cemetery and a room with about ten people waiting for Jesus to arrive. We waited until He came. We were all happy and talking to Him. Please help me know the meaning of this dream?

  • shy // Aug 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I had a dream that me and some people were on a hill and the rocks were falling from under us. Below was the ocean and everyone was trapped. The water was milky white and everyone had to jump one by one and the president was jumping in to save them. But when it was my turn to jump, the water became clear and a lady in a gold dress came in to save me. The water was crystal clear. She went to the bottom and was telling me to jump but I was afraid. What is the meaning of this dream?

  • sandra // Jun 1, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Thursday night I dreamt:
    I woke when a girl by the name of Lauren called my name - I climbed of the bed and the bed was surrounded with roaches. I took the doom (bug spray) and sprayed them - the one roach had a face like a human, looking at me ever so sadly. I then ask Lauren to bring the three tins of doom in my cupboard and I killed all of the roaches.

    Last night I dreamt I was in clear water
    Right at the bottom. Just moving and just being there doing nothing - just floating - I’ve had this dream for two nights in a row.

  • Sarah // Apr 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I had a dream that i was in a lake full of black water. I couldn’t see any way to get out, there was no shore or bank anywhere. I could feel seaweed wrapping itself around my legs and for some reason I wasn’t scared. The lake was very deep and everything was dark and murky. I looked around me and floating in the water was my family. My mom, my brother, and my little sister. They just laid there floating while I struggled to keep my head above water. They were extremely pale and their eyes stared aimlessly at the sky. They didn’t even blink. Then suddenly, out of know where, something grabbed my leg and tugged. That’s when i felt a sudden extreme fear. What ever was pulling on me was very strong. To be honest, I’ve never felt anyone grip me that hard in my life. Whatever it was pulled and pulled on me and just wouldn’t let me go. My head began to go under. I kept kicking and kicking, trying to get free. But what ever it was was too strong. I woke up before I could find out if I survived or not.

  • James D // Jan 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I had a dream last night. I was in a large river, both of the banks where about 1km from me on either side. The middle of the river was populated with thin wooden platforms about two metres wide and just thin enough to stand on but I was not alone.

    With me where two others, I knew both as friends but they only existed in the dream. I kept swimming from platform to platform through the muddy water and as I stood up the boy leading me began to speak.

    “There’s a shadow in the water…”

    As I looked closer I saw the shape of something moving.

    “Hollow!… Hollow!!!” The boy screamed.

    I saw a violent jerk then he disappeared into the water below. The water was still for a moment but I began to see something moving.

    A small black figure of a man more a shadow then anything else about the same size as a small dog came close to the surface an arms reach from my leg but went back down again.

    I woke up after that. Pretty much scared the hell outta me.

  • Khim P // Nov 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I dreamed of water in a big pool. I am a person who is afraid in deep wide waters, but in my dream I jumped into the water pool. I felt confident to swim in different strokes, even knowing the pool was deep and so big. There are some people also swimming, but I really tried to finish it until the end of the pool. When I reached the end I felt very proud that I was there with few people who just finished also.

  • Claudio // Sep 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I had a dream of muddy water rolling near me and my father but never touching our feet. Its waves were so big that it made me scared the whole of my life. But at the end, I am wondering why we were not swept away.

  • Jazmine // Aug 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I had a dream that in my backyard people were pulling out wolves who were about to drown, about 7-10 of them. My friends then attempted to clean the pool out but I had to instruct them how to do it correctly, as they were cleaning it with the dirty water still in the pool. Another time I dreamt that in my backyard once again the water was almost black filthy with dead horses in it. Why do I keep having these almost-dead/dead animals in my dirty pool dreams?

  • Wes S // Feb 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I put this under fish too but I was walking on water and then across coral barefoot only to take some small very beautiful and colourful fish out of small pools in the rocks they were trapped in… afterwards I walked back on the water out into the ocean in the sunset… p.s. I’m atheist, don’t believe in Jesus or miracles of any kind, never have even when I had this dream as a child. My other dream was going into a cave sword fighting with Jesus then coming out on top of a mountain enlightened and in awe. and Jesus was there not as my savior but as a bother or friend…

  • Jessica // Feb 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I had a dream that I was drowning in a submerged boat. Then I woke up and realized that there were a man and a baby underwater with me. I crawled to the surface and got some air, then I saved the baby and the man. I chided the man for falling asleep and nursed the baby back to health.

  • Angel // Feb 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I dreamt that I was pregnant and my teeth were coming out and the bottom of my mouth was swollen and after my front row of bottom teeth came out continuously water just started spewing out of my mouth and it wouldn’t stop. That dream was very eerie. What could that mean?

  • recuring dream // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    i dreamt that i was in water, it was crystal clear with a slight flowing current (nothing too major) my 17 month year old son was with me, (roundabout now is where it gets wierd) hes on a tube, (what they use for rapids) drifting off ahead of me (but not too far ahead like an arm reach away) i notice the current had picked up, the water was still clear, before i know what is happening my son is a metre away from me. as i go to rescue my son the water started rising up my body preventing me from gettin to my son. by now im gettin really frustrated an emotion cause i cant get to him. he tips off the tube (by then the so called ‘current’ has turned into rapids) and my son is swallowing water. by this time im feeling rage, my blood is boiling so bad that this is the energy i use to get to my son. i evenually got there. Thats when i woke up, i didn’t stay asleep long enough to see the outcome.

  • lawrence // Jan 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I dreamed I was cycling through a flood water across a bridge where I can’t even see the structure of the bridge. My cousin was with me in this dream and at the same time I dreamed of my dad asking me to drive his van across the same bridge.

  • ana // Dec 18, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I had dream about somebody putting water on the bed, and the bed was very wet, and the person that was making the bed wet I think it was him… I told my husband and he told me that he had the same dream but he wasn’t sure about whether it was water, but something was on the bed that was keeping the bed wet…. It is weird but I would like to know what it means.

  • Moo // Dec 13, 2010 at 4:44 am

    I dreamt that I was with another me, hiding under clear water, when he body of a woman floated above us. We tried to help her to safety, but were chased by groups of people.

  • Mary G // Nov 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I dreamt that I was kissing someone but I was blinded. It felt right to do this. I was surrounded by the sea and it was a happy occasion but I could not open my eyes to see who I was kissing. It was like he worked with or near water.

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