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What does it mean to see an underwater in a dream?

Underwater Dream Meaning: From 6 Different Sources

Water is symbolic of the emotional side of the human experience. To dream of being underwater is about being immersed in the nature of your feelings.

A common dream is to be able to breathe and move with ease underwater; this represents a level of grace and ease with a current emotional situation. Fear of being underwater reflects the opposite.

If it is you that is underwater, then it is your own life experience that is being expressed.

If someone else is underwater, then the aspect of your character that the person represents may be key to what is creating an upheaval of feelings.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Dreaming of being underwater suggests you are in over your head regarding some situation. You need to gain better control over your life.

If you can breathe underwater in your dream, this represents a retreat back into the womb. You want to return to a state where you were more carefree and had no responsibilities.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

1. Overcome by life, unable to fight back.

2. One needs to learn how to navigate one’s life better.

3. In “over one’s head.” 4. If breathing underwater, one has returned—temporarily and emotionally—to the womb.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Dreams of being under water signify that you are allowing yourself to be immersed in a relationship, a belief system, your feminine nature, and you are exploring the deep end of your mysterious nature, sexuality, and depth.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


Hidden or unknown.

“Other worldly” or detached from reality.

A desire to escape reality or take a break.

The environment of your inner life at the time of the dream (for example, clear water might represent mental clarity, or murky water might represent confusion).

Acting or thriving outside your comfort zone (since water is outside of a human’s usual air-based environment).

Being able to breath underwater can represent: an ability to thrive in a challenging environment; a feeling of invincibility, power, uniqueness, or specialness (or a desire for such).

Panicking underwater can represent a feeling or fear of overwhelm, losing control, or mental or emotional smothering.

See also: Swimming; Diving; Water; Water, Body of; Flood; Drowning

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Going into unknown emotional depths of yourself for understanding.

A very healthy sign.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Underwater | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Underwater

1 dream symbols found for this dream.

Underwater Scene

A journey into the unconscious may be symbolized by an underwater dream. The underwater descent is a journey of discovery into your unknown parts and is a sign that you are ready to explore your own intuitive and instinctive aspects. The symbolism may also be a representation of the womb, the underwater scene symbolizing regression and the hope of rebirth. Perhaps you are feeling helpless, unable to care for yourself and long to return to a stage where you are dependent and free of responsibilities. To dream that you are underwater may also indicate that you are feeling overcome with emotions and are in need of greater control in your life, or that you may be in over your head regarding some situation. How the water behaves in your dream is also significant. Rising water indicates rising emotions. Turbulent, choppy waters symbolize being overwhelmed emotionally. Being caught in a swift moving current suggests being ’swept up’ in one’s emotions. Cloudy water suggests lack of emotional clarity or a fear of emotional contamination. Swimming or bathing peacefully in water symbolizes a comfortable immersion in your emotions. The ability to breathe underwater and interact with creatures of the sea indicates that you have access to your unconscious feelings and awareness. Seeing a diver or becoming a diver suggests that you are delving into your unconscious, or trying to ’get to the bottom’ of a current situation or problem. Not surprisingly, Freudians believe that underwater diving may have sexual connotations and represents intercourse. In addition to fish and sea creatures, what you observe in your underwater dream may be significant. If you see a sea chest, this indicates what you carry with you on your spiritual quest, or in everyday terms, your spiritual baggage. The sea floor refers to your spiritual foundations. Is it ablaze with color and life, or barely inhabited? Sea foam stands for spiritual confusion or a stirring of your beliefs, seafood for spiritual knowledge and nourishment. Recall the condition and type of food. Sea level pertains to spiritual truths, whilst sea legs suggest spiritual comfort or feeling at home with your spirituality. Sea monsters suggest spiritual danger and an earthquake at sea warns that your beliefs might be shaken. Sea salt stands for strong spiritual beliefs, seashells for spiritual gifts and talents. Recall the quality and quantity of the shells. Sea slugs warn of spiritual laziness or entrapment, sea snails denote a slow and steady progress with your spiritual development, sea sponges stand for spiritual over absorption and sea spray represents spiritual gifts or insights. Finally, coral symbolizes your spiritual attributes, coral fish stand for spiritual protectiveness and guarding your beliefs from outside influences and a coral reef represents the difficulties of maintaining a spiritual balance in the physical world. ... underwater scene dream meaning

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