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

Have you dreamed about a sink? It's a complex dream topic that can have several possible interpretations.

Read on for three different points-of-view from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a sink.

Which meaning best matches your dream vision?


What does a sink 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 sink or using a sink often symbolizes your emotional state and how you're dealing with your feelings. But it's not always such a simple interpretation.

If the sink is full or overflowing, it may indicate that you're overwhelmed with emotions or responsibilities. If it's empty or dry, it could suggest feelings of emptiness or a lack of emotional fulfillment. Using a sink, especially to wash hands or dishes, often represents cleansing, letting go of past issues, or a desire for purity and renewal. It's a call to clean up your act or resolve lingering problems.

A sink can be a somewhat very deep dream concept to really interpret with certainty. To say confidently, I'd want to really get to know the dreamer's background and mindset.

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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 sink, in Freudian terms, may symbolize the unconscious mind's attempt to process emotional residue.

Some additional thoughts: A full sink could signify an abundance of repressed emotions, while an empty one might denote a sense of emotional deprivation. The act of using a sink, particularly for washing, can be seen as an embodiment of the ego's endeavor to cleanse the psyche from guilt or shame, a symbolic act of purification. It's an unconscious plea for catharsis, a yearning for emotional absolution. Thus, a sink in dreams may represent the psyche's inherent need for emotional equilibrium and the ego's role in maintaining it.

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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 sink or using one can be a spiritual metaphor for your inner emotional reservoir. A full sink may symbolize a heart brimming with emotions, while an empty one could reflect a soul yearning for emotional nourishment. Using a sink, particularly for washing, can signify a spiritual cleansing, a divine call to purify your soul from past mistakes and to embrace forgiveness. It's a spiritual invitation to let go of emotional burdens and to cleanse your spirit. Thus, a sink in dreams can be a divine message, urging you to maintain emotional balance and to cleanse your soul for spiritual growth and renewal.

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So whose dream interpretation is best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a sink fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can say for sure. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Any object or image from a dream can represent multiple things — or be the result of multiple realities from our waking lives.

Do you have a unique dream interpretation for dreams about a sink that you want to share? Add your own interpretation to the comments at the bottom of this page.

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