Flood dreams are frightening, but they also suggest a release of energy or pent- up frustration that needs to be set free before progress can be made. To be in the middle of a flood indicates that you are being overwhelmed by these feelings, whilst watching a flood suggests you are watching yourself.
If you are not good at expressing yourself verbally, dreaming of a flood may help you come to terms with your anxieties and insecurities.
If you dream of being drowned, it suggests you are in danger of being overwhelmed by emotions you cannot handle or that you are fearful of allowing your emotions free expression. Drowning may also indicate an inability to handle stress and a feeling that you have no control. The natural disasters of flooding, tsunami and drought indicate great hardship for the dreamer, but they also offer hope. For example, if you dream that you are immersed in rising water or that your house is flooded, this indicates the emergence of a personal crisis. However, if adequate precautions are put in place, or you heed warning signs of impending disaster, it is possible to avert or overcome the disaster. Similarly, a dream in which you endure a drought portends misfortune, and scant reward for your effort, but the dreamer can take comfort that this difficult time will pass, leaving you wiser and better prepared for any future crises with which life may surprise you.
Tidal waves or tsunamis often represent a cascade of emotion or impending change in your life. It is not unusual for someone struggling with a tough situation, such as the loss of a job, illness in the family and so on, to dream of being threatened by a tidal wave. A tidal wave in this instance depicts the emotional devastation that occurs when situations change in unexpected, or unwanted, ways. Whether the wave represents emotion, change, or something or someone else, to you the implication is that you are in the thick of it now and you have little to gain by running away or denying it. Your best approach is to ride the wave, accept that you feel overwhelmed for a while, but know that this isn’t permanent as the storm will run its course and you’ll emerge wiser and stronger.
Famine and drought dreams can also indicate that you are emotionally drained in waking life.
If you are hungry in your dream, your needs or demands, physically, emotionally and mentally are not being met.Starvation dreams also indicate that something within yourself is not being given due attention; aspects of yourself are being impoverished and ignored. Perhaps your partner is draining you and you are feeling exhausted.
If scenes of poverty feature in your dream, this often indicates feelings of being inadequate, or negative emotions depriving you of your well-being. On the other hand, dreams about starvation and poverty may be hinting at your humanitarian qualities, and could be suggesting that you could do more for charity.... The Element Encyclopedia
What is the quality of the earth in your dream? Is it richly fertile or a wasteland? Sandy soil suggests uncertainty; red earth, hard work and toil, and rich, dark soil, satisfaction. Soft soil links with the need for mothering or tactile contact.
Parched or barren ground is, however, a sign of inner conflict or exhaustion, suggesting that you should search your dreamscape for signs of hope. Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security, especially if you see it together with the sea.
If the sands are shifting, you may feel uncertain about what you want from life.
If you see sand in an hourglass, you are conscious of time running out.
If you are building sandcastles in your dream, this suggests that the structure of your life lacks permanence.
Mud symbolizes creation in many religions, specifically the creation of mankind. In the Bible, God molded Adam from a lump of clay and breathed life into him, and it is traditionally to clay and dust that human beings return. Ancient dream interpretation suggested that to dream of mud foretold finding great riches, while a dream in which you sank in mud would lead to a rapid recovery from illness. From a psychological viewpoint, mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which handled properly has potential for growth, but handled badly can drag you down. Mud in dreams can also represent past experiences—or your perception of them—as something that is holding you back, or in which you are stuck. Clear as mud paradoxically means that something is not clear at all. Are you unclear about a situation in which you are involved? See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
You may be experiencing feelings of helplessness and an inability to get out of a situation in your daily life. This common sense approach can easily be applied and with some effort you can examine your feelings and actions symbolized in this dream.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of being sucked into quicksand indicates you may be in an emotional bind in your waking life.
An activity you are participating in is producing a feeling of judgment, whether of another person or yourself. This may be draining you of important life energy. There is courage needed to pull yourself free from the influences that are keeping you in this negative vortex of attraction.
To dream of pulling another person or yourself from quicksand is alerting you that you can turn around your situation now.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of quicksand denote seduction, gluttony, and entropy. You are getting sucked into a belief system that you inherently know isn’t good or healthy for you. Your dream is giving you the message to get out before it envelops you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: To find ourselves trapped in quicksand suggests that we have been put in a difficult situation which is not necessarily of our own making.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In old-fashioned dream interpretation, quicksand represented business difficulties – often due to circumstances beyond our control. Today it tends to signify a lack of security. This is represented by the ground beneath our feet not being stable and indeed being somewhat dangerous.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Pulling someone (or something) out of quicksand in your dream predicts a steadily increas- ing income; a dream of sinking in quicksand is a strong warning against mixing or prying into the personal affairs of others. Quicksilver. See under Mer-cury.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
This is one of those obstacle symbols that has a shade of meaning connected to emotional overwhelm that is causing you to feel ungrounded. Quicksand is made up of earth and water in a treacherous combination whereby the water is abundant and the makeup of the earth is such that the water is not readily absorbed. Anytime water is present with regard to a symbol, there are issues of emotionality in play. Since quicksand’s water content is essentially imperceptible until you find yourself engulfed in it, your interpretation should reflect this sense of being initially unaware of the danger and the astonishment of discovering that you are suddenly in peril.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Quicksand may symbolize losing one’s footing and sinking into the quicksand of one’s emotions or the unconscious. Dreaming about being in quicksand may reflect circumstances in the business or personal life of the dreamer that are beyond the dreamer’s control.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
In a dream, sand represents money. Carrying a handful of sand in a dream means pursuing a business.
If one carries a heavy load of sand in a dream, it means that he will suffer for his sins. Swallowing sand or gathering it in a dream denotes savings. Walking on sand in a dream means pursuing either a spiritual or a mundane interest, or it could represent a sad event, a fight, or committing injustice toward one’s own soul or against others. Depending on the quantity seen in one’s dream, gathering sand may mean shackles, a siege, life or death, poverty or richness, and honor or humiliation. Sand in a dream also means toiling or difficulties.
If a woman sees herself walking on sand in a dream, it means the death of her husband. Ifa man sees such a dream, it means the death of his wife. Red sand in a dream represents a high ranking position. White sand in a dream means profits for fortunetellers. Yellow sand in a dream means repentance, recovering from an illness, or tightening of one’s livelihood.
A pile of sand collected at the feet of a tree in a dream represents a construction project, or urban expansion.
(Also see Hourglass)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Lack of security, passage of time; lack of emotion or nourishment. See desert. Idioms: built on sand; sands of time are running out; bury one’s head in the sand. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
This image represents the transitory—as in the hourglass—and the fear of getting stuck and sinking into the sand.
The saying “throw sand in people’s eyes” means deception. However, the sandman also throws sand in people’s eyes so that they can get a restful night’s sleep. In addition, sand also points to the element of earth (in a more delicate form), and in that sense again points to the dreamer being grounded.
In the form of sand on the beach, this image points to vacation and relaxation and, in addition, the gentle waves of emotions that over time smooth out that which is rough and tough (stone).
If this dream takes place in a sandbox, your unconscious wants to give you a plan that you can use in your everyday life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are demonstrating a lack of emotional security. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require in life.
If we arc conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are conscious of time running out.
2- Sand can represent impcrman- ence. Building sand castles is something of a fantasy occupation since they will be washed away by the tide.
To dream of doing this would indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not have permanence and mav be an illusion.
3- Spiritually, sand represents the impcrmanence of the physical life and can suggest having to approach death or change in some wav.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
(see Desert, Oasis) Spiritual or emotional dryness.
A self-imposed hermetic retreat for the purpose of delving further into your Higher Self or communing with God.
Being buried in sand, or engulfed in quicksand, equates to a kind of death or burial dream in which you feel completely engulfed by people or circumstances that drain your resources, but never give anything back.
Denial and refusing to see the truth for what it is (e.g., “having one’s head in the sand”).
Sand paintings among Native Americans represent healing and knowledge, especially of a spiritual nature. Observe this dream closely to see if any pictographs appear in the sand for further interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams
Sand represents hundreds of years of evolution at your feet. Made up of particles of eroded material, it may comment on the process of disintegration and regeneration of life. Sand may point to your personal evolution as it is connected to the evolution of the collective. As with “the sands of time.” shifting through sand may mention that you are looking at the continuum of your life’s passage in order to sift through the growth expenences of your life to measure how far you have come.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Looking at sand in a dream: you are wasting rime and energy on a matter that will not be successful. Lying in the sand: your situation is getting worse.
A sandstorm is a sign that the success you have enjoyed so far may be coming to an end.
Depth Psychology: Sand is a symbol of instability in your life. Have you been building “sand casdes?” The dream might also be a signal that a present relationship is unproductive.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of sand may be giving you the message to appreciate the little things in life that you have been taking for granted. Sand is also a symbol of abundance and prosperity in that there are more grains of sand on a stretch of beach than can conceivably be counted. Sand also represents the passage of time, as in sand through the hour glass, or it can be an irritant, as in sand in an oyster, that brings about your greatest pearls of wisdom. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Sand in a dream suggests a degree of instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are not feeling particularly emotionally secure. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require from life.
If we are conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are aware of time running out; we perhaps need to be certain we are making best use of our resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Sand can represent impermanence. Because they will inevitably be washed away by the tide, building sand castles in dreams suggests that there is some doubt about the validity of a project in which we are involved. They also indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not necessarily have permanence and may be an illusion. You might also like to consult the entries for beach, digging / excavation, hourglass and time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming of a fine sandy beach promises peace and sensuality. It suggests the soft touch of the sea, of love, and of the mother. In contrast, the desert sand represents aridity and goes hand in hand with the image of the death. Dreaming that you walk over sand reveals you are afraid of not achieving the goal previously set; whereas, if you find sand in food or clothing, it means nervousness caused by an unstable situation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Sand is part of the land and as such relates to the conscious mind.
The tiny particles that make up sand have an implication of the many thoughts that occupy the mind at any given time. Since sand is so unable to structurally support anything because of its inherent lack of solidity, the symbolic meaning of it relates to the danger of any shifting foundation. How solid is the ground on which you are currently building the structures of your life? Sand is a staple of the beach, where the symbolic consciousness of land meets the symbolic unconsciousness of the ocean. This is the very malleable structure of this ever- changing landscape, and your dream of sand may relate to this.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream about sand might relate to pleasant memories of being at the beach. Alternatively, sand can represent time—as in “the sands of time”—or the insecurity of building one’s house in the sand. Sand is also associated with deserts and the lack of nourishing water. (See also Beach, Desert).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreaming of sand castles suggests that you should beware of a new acquaintance who will try to exploit you. This dream can also symbolize that you are standing on uneasy ground in a relationship or new life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about a sand storm represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc.
It is possible that you feel the “sands of time” are passing you by, and you are being left behind. On a more positive note, this dream can also signify the rising of spirit within, in response to overwhelming challenges.
If you dream of taking cover from the storm, your real life troubles should quickly blow over. Stay strong!... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a sand trap reflect the way you handle adversity. Perhaps you are feeling stressed and frustrated because you have lost sight of your goals. Your dream is showing you that it is up to you to dig your way out. See Quicksand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Seeing or wearing sandals: you want to make one of two statements: I am different from the rest of society, or I am light-hearted and have a great need to be free. See Foot, Shoes.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance. But if the sandals hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they foretells small annoyances, possibly related to money. Also see “Flip-flops.”... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of wearing comfortable sandals predicts a new romance, but if they hurt your feet or were featured on someone else, they portend vexation concerning small money matters.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Shoes relate to how grounded you are, what direction you are moving in, and how you’d like to express yourself about how you are going where you are headed. Sandals are the ultimate in casual effortlessness. Their open structure implies a desire to experience freedom.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Sand represents tiny ideas in consciousness and a sandstorm is the negative consequence of too many chaotic thoughts. Wind is also a symbol that relates to the intellect, and when these two get together in an out-of-balance fashion, you may feel trapped and unable to move with any clarity.
A sandstorm combines the power of wind and the structure of small bits of earth.
The wind is symbolic of what happens when thoughts are powerfully directed. Sand in this case represents tiny little ideas that taken by themselves have little meaning, but when they are whipped up in a frenzy of directed thought, they can become blinding and destructive.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a sandwich indicates that you are harboring feelings of frustration and stress towards some aspect in your life. It can also represent your talent for multitasking. In some situations, a sandwich in your dream may simply be a sandwich.
To see or eat a fish sandwich denotes an inner struggle between faith and reason.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
An interesting dream of varied omen depending on details.
If you ate (or prepared) a sandwich at home, you will soon have an opportunity to improve your situation; if you ate the sandwich in a restaurant or at a lunch counter, it is a warning against confiding in casual acquaintances.
Toasted sandwiches or sandwiches eaten outdoors on a picnic suggest that you are contemplating (or involved in) a love affair which could cause you serious embarrassment; in either case, think again.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To see a sandwich in your dream suggests that a lot of pressure and stress is being put on you. It represents a boxed-in feeling such as may be provoked by a situation, relationship or belief that has a confining effect. It also reflects your ability to do two things at once. To see or eat a fish sandwich in your dream indicates conflict between your spiritual beliefs and what is practical.... The Element Encyclopedia
Soil, sand and dust symbolize wealth in the form of goods, if someone sees soil, Sand or dust flying on him or he sees himself eating it, it suggest that he will become wealthy and affluent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a Tsunami represent that you are in need of an enormous emotional catharsis. You are undergoing massive, radical and quantum change, physically, mentally and spiritually. See Water, Ocean, Tidal Wave, Venting Dreams, and Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a tsumnami in your dream represents an overwhelming emotional issue that demands attention. You may have been keeping your feelings and negative emotions bottled up inside.... My Dream Interpretation
The ocean is a symbol for the unconscious mind and the overwhelming emotions that can emerge from such a deep place.
A tsunami results from an earthquake, which is a symbol for a great disruption that happens after a great buildup of pressure.
A tsunami is a symbol for the unavoidable emotional upheaval that can result from unexpected changes in your current landscape. This is a common recurring dream image that relates to the ways in which the emotional cycles of life can be challenging and overwhelming.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams