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Dream Symbol: Pool, pond, lake, water

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Dream meaning: Pool, pond, lake, water

PoolPools and lakes, as common places of purification or initiation, can represent a change in your way of life; emerging unconscious material that will promote growth. Like all bodies of water, it can represent the womb; pregnancy; a desire or need to return to mothering waters and be nourished or escape responsibility; knowledge that is deep or mysterious; possibly occult or metaphysical; your inner world of feelings or emotions.

If the surface is mirror like, it may symbolize reflection that leads to awareness. If a constructed like or pond, it may refer to the personal unconscious rather than the collective unconscious, often symbolized by the ocean or sea.
See boat, mirror, water.

Related dream symbols
Drown, Drowning
Naked, Nude

22 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • dhez // Sep 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I had a dream i was sliding in the pool then i just remember i was with my daughter so i dive in the pool and saw her at the bottom shes lije sleeping or something then i carry her out of the pool shes ok then there… what does my dream mean? Im so paranoid.

  • keyona // Aug 11, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I had a dream that me and my two youngest children were in a car and I was driving but then I drove on this dirt but didn’t know it was a lake. We were trapped underwater with the windows up and couldn’t get out. I tried over and over, but then all of a sudden the driver door came open and we weren’t underwater anymore.

  • puja // Jul 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I had dream that a girl jumped into some water to save herself from some dangerous thing. The water was clear.

  • Ruby // Aug 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    In my dream, ci was with my sister and mother, playing in the water in a natural stream (like in the forest) and floating on the water’s surface. We were chit chatting and discussing things. My mother looked happy but she did not say anything. I remembered the feeling, it was good. There were other people playing in the river too, but not many, only 2 other groups. Usually I forget about my dreams after I wake up. But this time I can remembered it clearly.
    In reality I have been worrying about my future, I have to make big life decision, so I was hoping if this dream have any meaning. I really want to know.

  • Nazrul // Oct 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

    It was 11 a.m when I was sleeping after breakfast though I slept well the whole night. In my dream I was at my maternal grand father’s home in the village. Some guests were supposed to come the day in dream. I was beside a pond which was dry. Suddenly water was streaming up from the ground and it was attracted miraculously by a pipe in my hand. Through the pipe in my hand the water directly fell into the pond and the pond became fulfilled. After fulfilling the pond the flow of water stopped and I was just speechless and excited seeing this.

  • Nehs // Jun 21, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I had a dream where my maternal uncle had a swimming pool and it had all kinds of fish , but there was a strange wild fish that may kill anybody who jumps into the pool. My husband was trying to make his way for his examination and he had to cross that swimming pool. He managed to get from the outer edges of the swimming pool without getting into it. He slipped once , but did not fall into the pool. Thus he was sage, but after that I dont remember exactly, because I saw someone was drowned and the fish was trying to kill that man, while others were trying to rescue him.
    I don’t remember whether it was my husband or someone else.
    I have been reading the holy books and trying to unveil some secret aspects of knowledge in them .I don’t know if it correlated to them.

  • Andreanna // May 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I keep dreaming of colored water. First I dream that my sister and i were giving the boys we are babysitting a bath in purple, and blue water and then last night I dreamed that we were somehow in this mystical forest, or magical area and we were climbing over rocks and we saw pink water. I was going to go and then my sister and mom and others that were with me said ” Don’t go any further” or something related. I wanted to go in the water, but they said no….

  • Diana // Apr 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I had 2 dreams with a pond this week, both involving people who have died.

    The first was with my best friend’s grandpa. We were at a family gathering in which everyone knew her grandpa was going to die soon (but he was getting around okay still). It was like a happy farewell party (like a wake before he died). Anyway, in my dream, my best friend and I were walking along a pond with her grandpa and I fell in. Her grandpa reached down to help me out and fell in too. My friend was worried, but her grandpa and I were laughing and having fun in the water. Her grandpa convinced her to jump in with us and we all played for a while then sat on the bank talking. He told her how much he loved her, then started talking to me in Finnish (which I don’t understand).

    In my other dream, I was on a family trip with my parents and older sister. In my dream, my sister and I were not married yet, but we were both adults and my mom was still alive and healthy. We got out of the car to stretch our legs and my mom fell into a pond. She slipped in the mud and her feet floated up from the bottom and she began to panic. (My mom couldn’t swim and this had happened to her before in a pool years ago). I reached down to help Mom out of the pond. She was okay, but flustered.

    I am wondering what these mean.

  • Sara // Feb 12, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I had a dream of swimming in a lake. At first it was shallow but as I went on it became so deep. I was so comfortable for swimming. Though it was dark, I wasn’t afraid of swimming there. After a while I saw some of my friends and relatives swimming with me, we all together came out of water.

  • Jane // Jul 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I had a dream where a snake with colorful rainbow stripes was chasing me. While I was running from this snake the pool at my house began to overflow, filling the entire house all the way to the ceiling.

  • Maria // Jun 13, 2011 at 3:48 am

    I had a dream of a stream that passes and connects to a pool. A lady was swimming and I was there admiring how beautiful the pool was being made that way. Beside the stream I saw a sheep.

  • Chris // May 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I had a dream two people (one adult and one child) were in a swimming pool and I was just standing looking with a desire to get into the water but never did.

  • Claudia // Jan 23, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I had a dream that I was just walking by many many pools, some larger than others, very clear water, calm, and clean. Nobody was on them, just my self looking from the outside… It was a nice day but kind of cold…. go figure…

  • Kiki // Jan 19, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I had a dream, where I was in an old resort town…maybe Florida. It was very unfamiliar. However, there was a nice pool in the backyard, but it was old and rotting. Then there was an even older rusting jacuzzi. I later found out (in the dream) that there was a newer and more nice jacuzzi, where fat unattractive women visited often.

  • Kasey // Jan 8, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I had a dream where I was swimming in an old fashioned pool (like the ones seen in old Titanic photos) with my sisters. It was quite lovely and calm. Then I see a shark. I try to get myself out of the pool but it is so heavy (I just saw LOTR again - maybe the heavy ring?) The shark passes by my feet - but - was totally ignoring my siblings. I was able to hoist myself out enough to where my feet and the shark opened its mouth wide as if to bite them off. I noticed the teeth of the shark were widely spaced but still sharp - nonetheless - I woke up.

  • jane // Jul 25, 2010 at 5:41 am

    In a house which had a pool with ducks and me in it other things going on the house, there was a hairdresser’s and food being prepared in another room. Suddenly the water freezes over in an instant but its not cold and I can climb out. I go to tell others but they are frozen. Seconds later the water is fluid again I get back in the pool same thing happens again so I call to the others to come and see but again it becomes fluid and no one believes me.

  • jackie // May 18, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Last night, I dreamt of holding a small woolen hat in my hand AND I saw a pond which I initially thought was a bit dirty. But it wasn’t that dirty so I rinse the hat that I was holding. I’m a li’l disturbed by it all, and would love to know if it’s a bad or good omen.

  • Kelly // Feb 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I had a dream I was watching my Boyfrind ice-fishing from my mothers kitchen window. The pond is about an acre from the house and I could see wild whirpools that broke thru the ice not far from where they were fishing. My dad and a bunch of his friends appear. They get so close but noone falls in. I somehow end up jumping on a frozen piece of metal directly in front of the fast flowing waterfall(trying to get something). With no solid ice to get off on, my dad boyfriend and older male cousin make a chain and help me get down. *This pond and this waterfall are really behind my parents house, and they go ice-fishing almost every weekend*

  • Pearl // Jan 28, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I always dream of snakes and the other day a snake in my dream bit my son. Sometimes I dream of it biting both of us. I once dreamed I was in the middle of a lake and one day I had the same dream but this time I almost drowned.

  • karina // Dec 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I had a dream that i was swimming in a lake but there were a lot of people - you could barely swim. Because of that I got out and went and did some other things. When I came back to get in again it wasn’t a lake anymore; it was my backyard pool, (I don’t really have one), there were two strangers in it, but once they saw me they got out. So I get in MY pool but I notice it has grass all over it. Grass that was cut from the root and was thrown in the pool. It was full of mud dirt and grass. Weird? Tell me about it lol ~:-|?

  • Bill // Oct 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Weird. I too had a dream I was on a lake in a boat and then suddenly in a classroom. In mine though, I was with a few good friends and while we were on the lake, they were trying to catch a strange worm near the shore. Then I noticed there was a snake’s tail near the worm, and tried to warn them, then went to grab the snake before it could hurt anyone, but it ended up flying out of the water and biting me instead. So I grabbed it by the head and tried to save its life. Suddenly we were in a classroom and the snake got free somehow and I ended up killing it. A very strange dream for me.

  • Sandra // Sep 8, 2009 at 6:04 am

    I had a dream that I was swimming in a pond. It was kind of dirty water..with an old class mate Tony B. Then I remember my neighbor asked me if I knew of someone who knew how to make a baby crib..Then I was in a class room remembering that I didn’t finish my home work….dealing with advertising, food, commercials.

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