Dream Symbol


Being underwater or seeing an underwater scene can have many different meanings, depending on the events and feelings going on. Some possibilities are:

  • The idea or feeling of "other worldly," or distant from reality
  • A desire to escape reality or take a break
  • (If the water is pressing on you or you are panicking, etc.) A feeling of overwhelm or mental/emotional smothering
  • The environment of your inner life at the time of the dream (for example, clear water could represent clarity of thought or feeling, and murky water could represent confusion)
  • The idea of going outside of your comfort zone, since water is outside a human's usual air-based environment
  • (If able to breath underwater or stay under a very long time) a feeling of invincibility, power, uniqueness, or specialness—or a wish to feel that way