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Did You Dream About a Flood? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about a flood? It's an interesting dream symbol that can have several fascinating interpretations.

Scroll down for three different points-of-view from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a flood.

Which explanation makes the most sense for your dream?


What does a flood mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about experiencing a flood points to things like being overwhelmed by emotions or repressed issues that need to be addressed. That's the most general analysis.

It could also indicate a feeling of being swept away by unexpected circumstances in your waking life.

Alternatively, witnessing a flood in a dream could symbolize an emotional detachment or a sense of helplessness towards a situation. It might also suggest that you are observing others being overwhelmed by their problems. Both of these dreams encourage introspection and dealing with unresolved issues.

A flood is a very rich and colorful dream experience to make any kind of definitive analysis about. To really say for certain, I'd have to get to know the dreamer's background and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a flood, whether experiencing or witnessing, may be thought of as a manifestation of the unconscious mind's attempt to communicate.

We can take this reasoning to another level: Experiencing a flood might be a symbolic representation of the id's overwhelming power, suggesting a struggle with primal urges or uncontrolled emotions. It could also signify a fear of being submerged in the unconscious, a common Freudian concept. Conversely, witnessing a flood might represent the ego's observation of this struggle, indicating a sense of helplessness or detachment. It could also be a projection of observing others succumbing to their unconscious desires or fears. Both of these dreams underscore the importance of acknowledging and addressing these deep-seated psychological issues.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about experiencing a flood can be a spiritual sign of emotional cleansing and renewal. It may suggest that you are navigating through deep emotional waters, possibly indicating a spiritual awakening or transformation. Conversely, witnessing a flood in a dream can symbolize your spiritual role as an observer, perhaps indicating a need for compassion and understanding towards others who are undergoing their own spiritual transformations. Both of these dreams are divine reminders to remain resilient amidst life's turbulent waters and to embrace the spiritual growth that often comes from navigating through emotional floods.

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So whose interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which of the above interpretations for a flood best matches your dream?

Only you can know for certain. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a multifaceted puzzle. Any object or image from a dream can signify a long list of meanings — or result from many different themes from our daily life.

Got a better interpretation on dreams about a flood that you want to share? Add your own interpretation to the comment area below.

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