What are water dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like water.
Water in dreams is a common dream symbol, occuring in about 7.1% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 15 dreams.
What are the major highlights of water dreams?
Water is a very interconnected dream symbol. Having water in a dream substantially changes the nature of the dream.
What symbols more present in dreams of water?
Water dreams are notable because they have substantially more drowning, bodies of water, emaciation, dolphins, swimming, sharks, verbs, whales, Fiji, mermaids, floods, oceans, tsunamis, places, lifeguards, beaches, lakes, submarines, movement, jungles, canoes, boats, pools, alligators, kayaks, ankles, elements of earth, fish, rivers, aquariums, harpoons, disasters, rescuing, crocodiles, waves, islands, general movement, baboons, roots, floating, bridges, cannons, banks, jumping, deluges, rocks, tanks, octopus, peninsula, feet, balloons, edges, cliffs, squids, eels, natural things, jets, turtles, washing, and dirty than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of water?
Water dreams are notable because they have substantially less instagram, boyfriends, seeing a dead relative, crushes, precognitive dreams, relationship events, seeing a dead grandmother, getting a job, sex, paralysis, seeing a dead mother, infidelity, seeing a dead pet, former partners, seeing a dead father, raping, sexuals acts, seeing a dead grandfather, natural elements, water, things, seeing a dead friend, social media, abortions, being shot, social media, falling in love, teeth falling out, sleep paralysis, nightmares, presidents, girlfriends, cancer, loss of speech, romantic partners, facebook, menstruation, recurring dreams, funerals, car crashes, schools, break ups, suicide, and molesting than 95% of other dream symbols.
What are the symbols that help define water?
The symbol of water in dreams is highly related to elements_of_water.
How does the dream symbol of water affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of water
Who is in water dreams?
Overall, dreams with water are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of water are more related to animals than dreams in general. They are less related to different roles, less related to distant people, and less related to close people.
What are the emotions in water dreams?
Grief and sorrow
Who is in water dreams?
Overall, dreams with water are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of water are more related to transportation and more related to natural places than dreams in general. They are less related to home, less related to work, and less related to human places.
What happens in water dreams?
Overall, dreams with water are less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of water are much more related to disasters than dreams in general. They are less related to aggressive interactions and less related to sex.
How do water in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
How do water in dreams related the senses?
How can you make sense of water in dreams?
Water dreams are common. Among other things water dreams are very postively interconnected.
Do you think this is true for your dream of water? How might your dream of water be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience water in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about water in dreams. See how you feel about water now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of water?
Water in a dream has close associations with emotions. The symbolism is created by the fact that things can be immersed in water. It moves, and moves you. Water can be ineffable, the same as emotions. Bodies of water can spark strong emotions, such as when you look out over an ocean. Emotions are sometimes described as “wet,” whereas the opposite idea is expressed if someone is said to be dry and emotionless
Plus, being in water is very much an experience of feeling sensation with the body, and emotions are felt in the body. It’s a great metaphor to describe the mind’s experience of emotions. It’s like floating, swimming or immersion. See: Floating
Water can be used figuratively to characterize a situation, such as “in hot water,” or “fish out of water.”
A flawed argument “doesn’t hold water.”
An inexperienced person is “wet.”
The symbolism of water can be expressed by figures of speech such as “going under” and “stay afloat.” See: Drowning
Water is associated with the unconscious mind because the content of the unconscious is largely outside conscious awareness, just as underwater objects and creatures can be difficult or impossible to see from the surface. Plus, the unconscious mind is like a womb, and the aware ego “floats” within it—that’s how it feels.
When water is used to symbolize the unconscious mind, it is usually vast like the ocean, because the unconscious is vast, especially in comparison with the conscious mind. The ocean is mysterious, and the unconscious mind is mysterious, too. See: Oceans, Unconscious minds
Water is used in baptism and other spiritual rites because of its associations with cleansing of sins and impurity. Spirit is compared with water because it flows, overcomes resistance, and shapes itself to any container. People are said to “thirst” for truth, and Jesus Christ said he gave “living water,” another way of saying his teachings moved the spirit within people. See: Clean, Spirits
In psychoanalytic tradition, water is associated with birth and infantile desires, because a fetus is surrounded by fluid while in the womb, and a pregnant woman’s water breaks when she is ready to give birth. Water connects people back to their mothers, and if Sigmund Freud is to be believed, everyone has a basic desire to return to the warmth and safety of the womb. See: Babies, Giving birth, Mothers
This idea extends to water as a medium for creation, and that describes yin in a nutshell. Water is ultimately where all biological life originates. The human body is made up mostly of water, and it’s essential for life. See: Uteruses, Vaginas
These possibilities are only the tip of the iceberg, but use the entries listed below to uncover more of it.
See also: Bathrooms, Beaches, Blindness, Giving birth, Clean, Darkness, Deserts, Drowning, The earth, Emotions, Fish, Floating, Floods, Heat, Ice, Mothers, Oceans, Pools, Rivers, Showers, Spirits, Swimming, Tsunamis, Unconscious minds, Uteruses, Vaginas, Waves
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of water
Read some real dream reports of water dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
The dream that makes me certain that this world is a simulation
About 20 years ago, maybe a little less, I had an extremely vivid dream, and I would call it a lucid dream but for the apparent lack of control over the content I had.
I came to awareness while pulling my face away from this table-like thing that looked like a window that was pointed down and it was about the size and shape of a snooker table. Recessed below the top and everything. My hands, which I failed to get a good look at, were planted on the edge of the table, where I was pushing against it. As I said, it looked like a window and I could see the Earth far below as if I were in a spaceship in orbit. There was a great resistance to me pulling my face away from this, portal, you might call it. As if it were trying to suck me back in. I was in a room that was all white and had long vertical panels along with a white ceiling where all the light was coming from.
I turned my head to the right and saw what had the appearance of a typical grey alien you see in popular media. But this creature was laughing at me, and it had the same personality, even spirt and soul, as my father. I recognized him even though he looked completely different with this alien body. And the Laughing was not vocal, but was telepathic, more of a Rippling vibration communicating mirth. He said, (again, telepathically) "It's a bit much for you, huh?" and laughed again. All this while I'm straining to keep my head away from the portal. And I felt no "otherness" about him. In other words, I was of the base assumption that he and I were the same sort of being. There was no surprise in me to see the one I know as my dad in this life as this lifeform.
Just after that, I lost the struggle, and my head was pulled back to the portal and it felt like my face was being submerged in lukewarm water. Immediately, I woke up, experiencing no gap in lucidity. I just stared at the ceiling, horrified for the moment at what I had just experienced.
My alien dad was spot-on. I was going through a period Of deep depression and was desperate to escape my life. Suicide was not an option for me for reasons that I won't go into here, but suffice it to say say they are not the typical moral reasons.
As a last note, my depression was mostly cured in 2016, and completely cured as of July 18 of last year. So don't trouble yourselves to wish me well for that 😁
About 20 years ago, maybe a little less, I had an extremely vivid dream, and I would call it a lucid dream but for the apparent lack of control over the content...
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I had a nightmare that the moon crashed into the earth and woke up paralyzed in fear.
Last night I dreamt that I was in this random house talking with someone, then all of the sudden everything went this unsettling orange hue and deafeningly and nauseatingly quiet.
There was an awful eerie crashing sound, the kind that sounds like the aftermath of a bomb dropping or something, that low rumble.
Suddenly no one could breathe like fish out of water, and I knew that the world was ending and felt the most gut-wrenching fear and panic. I started falling through the floor looking up at my mother screaming down at me. I knew I was about to die.
I woke up absolutely stunned. I was too afraid to even turn my lamp on. I felt like a child after a bad dream. I couldn’t shake that feeling of knowing it was all of the sudden the apocalypse.
I can’t stop thinking about this dream and I can still feel that fear - does anyone possibly have any thoughts? (I’m 26f if that helps anything!)
Last night I dreamt that I was in this random house talking with someone, then all of the sudden everything went this unsettling orange hue and deafeningly and...
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Some stuff may be a little disturbing to some people. So basically I had this dream that my church went on some field trip and I was just walking around in this water park. And I kept feeling this buzzing on the back of my neck. I went to go talk to this group of people and when I did one of them said oh hey you hit something on your neck and he pulled out a knife and cut open my neck and a little nest of wasps flew out of my neck. Then I woke up
Some stuff may be a little disturbing to some people. So basically I had this dream that my church went on some field trip and I was just walking around in...
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I need some dream interpretation.
I have this reoccurring dream where I'm walking on this bridge, at the end of this bridge is an island with a lighthouse, surrounded by an endless sea. As I walk toward this lighthouse, the water level rises and eventually spills over the sides of the bridge. I take steps back, and as I do the water level goes down. I want to reach the lighthouse for some reason, but I don't because of the flood. What can this mean?
I have this reoccurring dream where I'm walking on this bridge, at the end of this bridge is an island with a lighthouse, surrounded by an endless sea. As I...
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Last night was the weirdest dream I've ever had.
I was in my living room, when my dad started talking about some evangelical culty nonsense. I can't remember the entire rant, but here are some parts i can remember, "god is sad" and "when the blood of men is spilled on earth, water will return to mars".
And then the rest of the dream was me moving from one room to another, every time i looked out of the window, a carbon copy of me, but with black eyes, stared at me, hatefully, from the tree line. and then at the end, my mom was asking me to do something when her eyes went black and her voice went layered, like a demon had possessed her.
If it helps, i am a Pagan in real life.
I was in my living room, when my dad started talking about some evangelical culty nonsense. I can't remember the entire rant, but here are some parts i can...
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