To dream of water represents negativity or uncertainty that you are experiencing. An unpredictable situation. Water may also reflect a negative emotional state such as fear or ill-intentions. Our negative unconscious thoughts and emotions. Negative situations that bring uncertainty, the unfamiliar, obstacles, or unwanted changes.
Positively, water can symbolize renewal and regeneration with symbolism such as bathing, drinking water, or bottled water.
To dream of calm clear water represents peace of mind. You've confronted a problem or emotional issue. You may also be very comfortable noticing a problem all the time.
To dream of dirty water represents negative situations or uncertainty that has to be cared about all the time or requires you to be always be careful. Dirty drinking water may reflect a method of rejuvenation that has been compromised or ruined. Feeling that you chance to improve has been taken away from you.
To dream of being under water represents waking life situations where you feel overwhelmed by a problem or negative emotions. You may be in over your head in a situation and are overwhelmed by your emotions.
To dream that you can breathe under water represents feelings about yourself being able to manage or handle yourself well in situations with very powerful uncertainty or negativity. You are adapting to serious problems or responsibly coping with the worst moment of your life.
To dream of hot or boiling water represents emotional turmoil or very active negative thinking patterns. You have fears, desires, guilt, or some other negative thinking pattern that is imbalanced or excessive. It may also reflect bad intentions you have for someone you're angry at.
To dream of cold water represents positive unconscious thoughts, emotions, or habits. Things that are positive that you are unaware of or don't concern yourself with.
To dream of running water represents negative situations or uncertainty that you are noticing all the time. Dripping water may reflect a problem situation that is slowly beginning to surface.
To dream of walking on water represents total control over your emotions or a negative situation. You have a handle on a problem or don't even care about a problem being a problem.
To dream of being unable to enter a body of water may reflect your feelings of being held back or incapable of facing a problem or challenge that you want to face. Negatively, it may be a sign that you want to choose a dangerous option, but feel someone or something holding you back.
To dream of water overflowing represents feelings uncertainty as a situations gets out of hand. Fear, stress, or frustrations starting to become too much to handle.
Different bodies of water represent different forms of negativity in our lives that we must confront.
*Please See Underwater
*Please See Ocean
*Please See River
*Please See Lake
*Please See Stream
See the themes section for water for a more in depth look at water symbolism.
Example: A man dreamed of having a hot water tank removed from his basement. The day before the dream he had faced a power fear he had been plagued with for years. The hot water tank reflected the constant negative emotional state created by his fear.
Example 2: A man dreamed of standing on a beach facing the ocean. In real life he was dealing with a serious health crisis and feared the possibility of death.