Dream Interpretation Bath | Dream Meanings
Purification, cleansing; also, time for relaxation and a little self-indulgence. See Water.
If the bath was empty, it is a warning against decisions made, or actions carried out in anger.
If the bath was cold or too hot you will have to revise some favorite plan, but if the temperature was pleasantly warm, your current expectations will be realized.
See also Water.
Immersion in water takes its symbolism from this element (see WATER), although the action of bathing is not only associated with purification. It also represents the concept of regeneration. Consequently, if you dream of taking a bath you should let your feelings flow freely in order to live more harmoniously.
If the bath is nice it indicates that such harmony is near. On the other hand, if the water is too hot or too cold is a sign that sometimes you are not honest enough.
If you are not comfortable with your feelings, taking a bath is like a psychological cleansing. The water represents your emotional nature and the action symbolizes the desire of get rid of old attitudes, negativity, guilt... Some suggest that in this dream the bath water is like the mother’s womb. The subject’s desire is to return to such safety and warmth.
Formerly, it was believed that washing with water eradicated not only dirt from the body but also sins from the soul. Conversely, bathing and cleaning oneself means expelling the subject’s good fortune. To prepare a bath, however, is an omen of a battle won.
Taking a bath in a dream may represent your need to undergo some form of cleansing.
If you are currently changing things in your daily life, or if you have freed yourself from bothersome emotions, this dream may be an affirmation of that. Taking a bath represents a cleansing of the outer self, the washing away of those things that are difficult or disturbing and relaxing for a while.
The deeper meaning may be that the bath represents the letting go of old and useless ideas, opinions or prejudices. Often this dream is a call to relax, to free your mind of daily troubles, and to put your problems away for a while. See also: Water
For a young person to dream of taking a bath, means much solicitude for one of the opposite sex, fearing to lose his good opinion through the influence of others.
For a pregnant woman to dream this, denotes miscarriage or accident.
For a man, adultery. Dealings of all kinds should be carried on with discretion after this dream.
To go in bathing with others, evil companions should be avoided. Defamation of character is likely to follow.
If the water is muddy, evil, indeed death, and enemies are near you.
For a widow to dream of her bath, she has forgotten her former ties, and is hurrying on to earthly loves. Girls should shun male companions. Men will engage in intrigues of salacious character.
A warm bath is generally significant of evil.
A cold, clear bath is the fore-runner of joyful tidings and a long period of excellent health. Bathing in a clear sea, denotes expansion of business and satisfying research after knowledge.
Dreams of a bath symbolize that you need to cleanse away the clutter, debris, and stress from your life. You are in the process of washing your troubles down the drain and returning with a clean slate. This dream is suggesting every moment contains a new beginning.
A bath can also represent nurturing, pampering, and -love.
1. The womb, motherhood.
2. A kind of cleansing, usually emotional, after difﬁcult challenges.
3. A new beginning (as in “baptism”).
4. A need to rethink a plan or project if the water is either too hot or too cold.
5. Financial or professional success, based on the clarity or condition of the water.
To dream that you are taking a bath signifies a cleansing of your outer and inner self and a washing away of difficult times. Your dream also may be pointing toward forgiveness and letting go. Also see “Bathtub”, below.
Suggests cleansing (possibly a ritual cleansing, from sin). This type of washing usually refers to “cleansing of the soul.” It often also refers to relaxation and recuperation. At the same time, the image of a bath is always connected with the “fountain of youth.” The symbol is similar to Shower, Sauna, Soap. Cold water means trouble; and so does hot water—”getting into hot water.” Water that is too hot means unconsciousness.
Taking a bath in a dream means payment of one’s debts, dispelling one’s fear or stress, release from prison, attending a pilgrimage or recovering from an illness.
If in his dream, one shaves his hair when taking a bath, it means loss of his wealth or cheating on his wife. Shaving the pubic region in a dream represents benefits and increases in pubic hair in a dream means increase in money. Bath in itself denotes many things.
(Also see Turkish bath)
To dream of filling a bath with water is a warning against throwing your money down the drain.
If you are taking a bath, you are in need of a vacation If you are in a bath with other people (or a sauna, or hot tub) you should be cautious of business dealings.
If you are bathing in dirty water, people are going to gossip.
To determine the meaning of bathing in a dream, one might first ask what the individual associates with bathing. For some people it is simply cleaning, so a dream of bathing indicates the cleansing, or need for cleansing, of some area of life. For other people, a bathtub represents the supreme arena of relaxation, during which she or he is free from the demands of work and from the rest of the family. Baths can also represent baptisms, an initiation ritual in which the old person is cleansed or purified to make way for the rebirth of the individual undergoing the baptism. Finally, water represents the unconscious, so bathing can mean immersion in the unconsciousness.
Water being a universal symbol for life, to immerse yourself in a warm, pleasant bath can mean that your life is about to take a turn for the better.
If the water is too hot or too cold, however, your plans for the immediate future need some revision.
Keeping clean of any wrongdoing; see “water”
Relaxation; cleansing; wanting to ‘come clean’ or be rid of guilt. Such cleansing could depict a change of heart or forgiveness where old feelings are washed away. Also need to cleanse the body internally.
(1) The symbolism may be that of baptism. See Baptism.
(2) If the imagery of bathing or washing yourself recurs in your dreams, then almost certainly it indicates neurotic guilt-feelings.
(3) Otherwise, and particularly if the washing is of the body and not just of the hands, it may symbolize the getting rid of old and negative attitudes / habits / emotional reactions.