Dream Symbol: flow or river

flow or river

  • The course or path or flow of your life, or a process, relationship, or project in your life
  • The passage of time

A river that is flowing well, or you floating in or flowing with a river, can represent peace or contentment with life or surrender to a higher power.

Fighting against the current, trying to go upstream can represent trying to "go against the flow."

A dry riverbed can represent feeling your life is empty or not moving forward, or feeling unfulfilled.

A river overflowing its banks can represent feeling overwhelmed with a particular aspect of life, or possibly a feeling of abundance.

See also: body of water flood canal wave squirting wind parade swirl or eddy faucet valve

Category(s): Places

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.