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

A image like a lagoon can be a difficult one to offer an interpretation for. Because our dreams are like echoes and patterns from our subconscious minds, and they often include symbolic references to our daily lives, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three possible interpretations of dreams about a lagoon, seen from very different viewpoints.

Which of these explanations best explains your dream?

What does a lagoon 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 a lagoon symbolizes tranquility, serenity, and relaxation. The meaning isn't likely to be quite so simple, however.

It suggests a desire for a peaceful escape from the daily grind. If the lagoon is clear, it signifies clarity of mind and purity of thought. If murky, it may be a representation of confusion or uncertainty. Swimming in a lagoon, by contrast, indicates immersion in emotions. It could mean you're ready to confront feelings you've been avoiding. If the swim is easy, you're comfortably navigating these emotions. If it's challenging, you may be struggling with emotional issues.

A lagoon can be a rich and colorful dream image to interpret with any certainty. To know for certain, I would need to get to know the dreamer's background and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of a lagoon, in Freudian terms, may be a representation of the unconscious mind - a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — The lagoon's state, whether calm or turbulent, reflects the state of your unconscious mind. Swimming in a lagoon, however, suggests an active engagement with these hidden aspects of self. It signifies a journey into the depths of your psyche, a brave exploration of your inner world. If the swim is effortless, it indicates a harmonious relationship with your unconscious, while a difficult swim may point to unresolved conflicts or repressed emotions that need attention.

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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 of a lagoon symbolizes a spiritual retreat, a sanctuary within your soul where you can find peace and wisdom. It's a call to introspection, to connect with your inner self and the divine. The clarity of the lagoon reflects your spiritual clarity, while murkiness may suggest spiritual confusion or doubts. Swimming in a lagoon signifies your willingness to dive deep into your spiritual journey, to explore and understand your emotions and soul's desires. If the swim is smooth, it indicates spiritual harmony and acceptance of your emotional truths. If it's difficult, it may suggest spiritual struggles or unresolved emotional wounds that need healing.

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Whose interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which interpretation of a lagoon fits with your dream?

Only you can say for certain. Bear in mind that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Any dream concept can reflect a long list of meanings — or result from many different forces in our daily lives.

Do you have a unique interpretation for dreams about a lagoon of your own? We'd love to hear your own interpretation to the comments down below.

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