Dream Symbol: underwater

underwater

Being underwater or seeing an underwater scene can have many different meanings, depending on the events and feelings going on. Some possibilities are:

  • The idea or feeling of "other worldly," or distant from reality
  • A desire to escape reality or take a break
  • (If the water is pressing on you or you are panicking, etc.) A feeling of overwhelm or mental/emotional smothering
  • The environment of your inner life at the time of the dream (for example, clear water could represent clarity of thought or feeling, and murky water could represent confusion)
  • The idea of going outside of your comfort zone, since water is outside a human's usual air-based environment
  • (If able to breath underwater or stay under a very long time) a feeling of invincibility, power, uniqueness, or specialness—or a wish to feel that way

See also: super-powers diving gear body of water water cover diving swimfins seaweed

Category(s): Places Objects Conditions

Using this Dream Dictionary

Tips to Understand Dream Meaning

Dream symbol meanings are different for each person. It's IMPORTANT to consider:

  • Personal meaning - What the dream symbol means to you, what it reminds you of, how it makes you feel.
  • Context - How the dream symbol appears in the dream. For example, in a dream about a bee - what was the bee doing, how and where it was doing it, and how did you feel about it?
  • Look beyond the obvious - A dream is often about something other than its obvious meaning. Physical events in the dream commonly represent mental or emotional matters.

What Does Your Dream Mean?

About Dream Symbols

This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. A dream symbol often means something different in different dreams. There is no standard meaning of a dream symbol or dream that is accurate for all dreams. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary.


IMPORTANT: This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. There is no single "standard meaning" of a dream symbol or dream. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary. I am not a therapist. If you are experiencing physical or psychological problems, or if you are distressed, consult a medical professional.