Water Drop #14 – Thoughts on Water – Dreams of Water—What do they mean? There are many ways to interpret what water symbolizes in our dreams. Most people who work with dream interpretations agree that water represents the subconscious mind and the emotional state of the dreamer. Water is deeply connected with the emotional realm. The type of water you encounter in a dream is a clue to what the dream might mean. For example: Waves in a dream can mean peace and tranquility, Storm waves can mean emotional upheaval, anxiety, or stress. Clear water can denote good fortune, abundance, or spiritual clarity. A calm, large body of water can reflect smooth going or easy passage. Murky water can be a warning of trouble or an uncertain emotional state of being. The ocean typically represents the primal and the divine feminine forces. Dreams of the ocean can represent new life, rebirth, new ideas or opportunities. Streams can be a symbol of flowing abundance or flowing emotions; speaking and expressing your true feelings can be symbolized by a stream’s flowing energy. Waterfalls can mean cleansing. If they are tumultuous, they can represent feeling out of control or losing control of emotions and feelings. A swimming pool often represents your social life. How many people are in the pool? Are you alone? One of the most powerful clues in any dream is the emotions the dream evokes. Think about how you were feeling during your dream. This will often set you on the trail to a meaningful interpretation. Water is a good barometer on many levels. Dreams of water can give you important messages for your waking life. What is water communicating to you?