Water Dreams

Water Symbolism:

Water as a dream symbol holds a very important message to the dreamer that is unveiled to the conscious via unconscious.  Water can be interpreted differently due to the content and nature of the dream.  Understanding the color, location and mood of the water dream can all influence the meaning.  Water for the most part touches on the dreamers inner emotional state of mind.  Like most people who might not understand their emotions very well, water can mimic our emotions we might be feeling or repressing.  Water can hold both positive and negative rolls for the dreamer and understanding it can help you mentally in your walking life.

 Water Colors:

Clear Water – This is a positive dream symbol that lets you know your emotions are clear. Depending who and what is around you in the dream might indicate to your feelings to them.

Brown/Murky  – If you are unable to see clearly it might suggest emotional difficulties. Your thoughts might be controlling how you feel about the situation. Try to be more positive.

Dark Blue – If the color is very dark suggests unconscious emotions that could be heavy and deep.  How you feel being in the water shows how comfortable you are with your emotional depth.

Red – This symbol suggest anger or passion. This is a very strong color that brings out the dreamers inner feelings.

Muddy – Your emotions are thick and you need to remove the heaviness in your life.


Water Dreams Meanings:

Splashed – This is a dream symbol where you unconscious is telling you to wake up!  Get back on track with your life and stop stalling.

Water is Boiling/HotMeans your emotions are running high and you need to let of some steam. You might have reached your boiling point in a current situation. If you are burnt by the water it means that you are going to suffer if you boil up your emotions.…  You must relax and take your time.

Listening to WaterListening to water in your dream denotes time for reflection and peace with your thoughts and emotions.

Walking on Water Means you at the top of your emotions and you have complete control.  You might also have some hidden qualities.

TsunamiThis scary dream means you are unable to deal with a powerful force that’s out of your control.  Tsunami dreams indicate that your at your emotional capacity on how you might emotionally deal with a up coming situation. Sometimes this can be a force that is out of our control, and we have to brace for protection.  This symbol can also mean an unconscious shift due to repression that all the emotions will erupt . How you feel and act in the dream will suggest how you will handle this issue.

Rivers – Rivers symbolize your journey in life whether its physical or spiritual one. If the river water is flowing fast it can mean rapid changes might occur soon. It is also possible that you feel out of control in your life and need to slow down.  If the river is calm and peaceful it means being comfortable with the changes in your walking life.

Waves  –  Waves make it difficult to move through. They can be dangerous.  Waves can be created by your own personal pent up emotions or outside troubles might be crashing to the surface.

Drowning – This is a fairly common dream symbol that suggests internal emotional turmoil. One might be afraid of aspects of getting too deep on an emotional level.

Waterfalls – Dreaming of a waterfall is a great dream symbol. It means cleansing and a new beginning. You might be getting a fresh start on life.

Water Storms – Storms in dreams can represent a deterioration of the past experiences or relationships. Storms represent a bad situation that we are in emotionally. It doesn’t necessary mean its a bad symbol because every storm will pass and there will be sunshine ahead. 

Crossing Water –  If your crossing the ocean water with ease means that you show a great ability to experience freedom and independence.

Sea Water – Unlike the ocean, dreaming of the sea connects the conscious and unconscious mind. Decoding the dream you can come up with “I See Now” or “See It Coming”.  If your lost at sea it relates to you floating around in life with out any sense of direction. If you are lost at sea suggest an inability to find your way in life as you are lost.

Holy Water You might need spiritual cleansing.  Whatever you put holy water on in your dream you may want to bless that certain item that hold significance.

BoatYou might feel on top of your emotions from going to one stage to the next. 

Ship Wreck In Water – Depending if your stranded or not makes a big difference.  If somebody is there to help you means that people support you during tough times.  If not means you need support and someone to talk to.

Swimming or Pool –  Swimming in a pool alone means that you are looking for relaxation. If you are swimming in a pool or ocean with somebody means that you are connected in more ways than one. What happened in the pool? What was the mood and color?

Drinking –  It might be your mind telling you your dehydrated. Sometime we dream of drinking water in our sleep when our bodies are actually craving liquids.

Under water  –  When you are deep under water you are exploring deep into your unconscious mind. … How did you feel when you where exploring? What did you see? Sometimes if you look hard enough you will find your treasure. 

Electrocuted –  If you are Electrocuted in water suggest that your going to get some shocking news that you might not be expecting. If you avoid the current then it could imply you dodged a very dangerous situation.

Scuba Diving – This positive dream symbol suggest your ability to go deep with in your emotions and find what might be unknown to you. You love to explore deep aspects of yourself.

Below The Water – Usually what is hidden deep below the water represents hidden aspects of our emotions that will come to the surface. You might encounter whales, dolphins, crabs or sea creatures.  These all have a different meaning that will help you better understand what wants to appear consciously to you.  Sometimes these creatures will come to shore to bring a message to you. Sometimes you might be attacked in the water that symbolizes a fear of what you repress emotionally.

Forum Water Dreams:


I’m having a real hard time with my dreams, its constant. I dream i’m at a river side, the water is very clear and calm to start off with, a lovely blue/green with hints of white on the top. then from nowhere the water gets aggressive, starts forming ripples and noises and then these mountains of waves come from, the once calm water and i try to run away from them but the water is too fast for me and the waves end up crashing down on my head and i struggle to breath. i swim to the top and is hit by yet another wave. it sends me right down to the bottom of the river bed, as i struggle to swim to the surface, i’m also being careful not to bang my head off any rocks. I then swim to the top climb out of the river and run away from the water.


Today i had a dream that to me was very frightening, i fell asleep for just 1 hr but in that time i dreamed i was in a house and i saw water and lots of it heading towards the house i was in, i could also see the sky very cloudy and that the water was very murky, as the water reached the house it ended up reaching about 10ft up from the bottom of the house, so the downstairs windows were submerged, at this point i was in the upstairs of the house feeling scared and frantic, then for some reason someone or something told me this was only a dream and told me to wake up, so i tried to wake up, at which point i found i could not, which again got me more feared,when i was “trying” to wake up it was like i was trying to get through a door which would not open, this went on for what i felt to be several mins, in the end i did wake up, my heart was pounding and i was close to tears, i know everyone at some point has a bad dream or nightmare but this all seemed so real and i can remember every bit of the dream, i have no idea what the dream meant,but when i came downstairs my husband saw that i was quite upset and on edge so after i had calmed down i told him about my dream to see if he had any ideas as to why i had the dream but he’s just as worried and confused as i am about it.


I dreamed I was on holiday. To get to our destination, myself and all the other holiday-makers—which included my girlfriend—had to cross an impossibly long wooden footbridge suspended across the ocean. We followed our holiday rep, and I could see nothing but the bridge extending into the distance and water, on either side, all the way to the horizon.Huge waves kept crashing into the bridge—always from my right side—and we would all cling on to stop ourselves being swept away. People were laughing. No one, including myself, seemed afraid, until a wave so big appeared on the horizon (a tsunami?) and we knew we would be overwhelmed.When the wave hits, the bridge is smashed and we are submersed. Suddenly, I am very calm. I am underwater, I cannot breathe, but don’t feel panicked. The people around me cannot work out which way the surface is, so I reach out to them and start pointing them in the right direction. After a while,I recognize that I am running out of air and head for the surface.Everyone else is already there and, although I know we are in a vast ocean, I sense that that there is only a limited amount of space on the surface. For the first time, I feel a hint of fear, but it passes quickly as I notice sunshine lighting a clear spot for me to emerge.When I do emerge, I am in a swimming pool and realize why I sensed limited space. People are queuing to receive medical attention from the holiday rep. I am in the queue with my girlfriend, and we are both fine. However, when we reach the rep, she tells me I have multiple lacerations on my feet, legs and buttocks, but my right foot is the worst—it is totally shredded. Then she stitches me up, and we walk away.


Last night I dreamnt I was first aboard a charter bus with my family and strangers. My dad got off of the bus during a red light at an intersection to smoke a cigarette and help some strangers strap down a tarp on a truck. I got off to help him and everyone was baffled and frustrated. next thing i knew we were all on some kind of ship that almost looked like a ferry. We were floating on the ocean and it playfully would rock from one island to the next island that was closely nearby, teasing the wildlife like small horses on the beach and herds of pigs with wagging furry dog tails on the other beach–i was in a white towel and playfully i had apparently jumped ship laughing for a swim while loosing my towel in the process. Next thing i knew the islands turned into parts of a house or apartment—the beautiful dark green and blue water was still present, it was accompanied by glows of light from sporatic places of the living quarters—the body of water just connected all these rooms. In the mean time i met the homeowner, a full of life sweet girl from another country, we swam and laughed. I was a terrific swimmer and did tricks i’ve never achieved in real life—felt natural, adventurous, relaxing and fun. Later a Spanish flamenco guitar player met up with us and we were all laughing and swimming— then my boyfriend came in and he was game for the good time..and we all hung out together —peacefully..just swimming, floating, talking, laughing…..the ship was long gone by then..so my boyfriend and i attempted to gather up a game plan as quick as possible to try and get back to that ship so we could get back home to our country. Quietly we were sadden to leave our new friends who just seemed to understand this thirst for life—and the consistent ability to be happy and positive at all times no matter what, always knowing that faith and hope are always by our sides. Needless to say, i scrounged for any attire i could find before our departure. I woke up feeling refreshed in a way and yearning for those emotions in the dream to be a reality.