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

Did you dream about a waterfall? It's a colorful dream topic that can have multiple possible interpretations.

Scroll down for three different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a waterfall.

Which analysis makes the most sense for your dream?


What does a waterfall 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 seeing a waterfall symbolizes emotional release and cleansing. What a waterfall means in your dream may be more nuanced.

It suggests that you are letting go of some pent-up feelings and are experiencing a rejuvenation of your emotions.

It can also represent prosperity and achievement. If you're swimming or bathing under a waterfall, it signifies purification and healing. You are washing away the burdens of your past, and starting anew. This dream is a positive sign of personal growth and self-discovery.

A waterfall is often a colorful and puzzling dream image to offer a firm opinion about. To know without any doubts, I'd want to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's life story and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

In the realm of the unconscious, a waterfall may be thought of as a symbol of the Freudian concept of catharsis, a release of repressed emotions.

I'm also thinking generally about a waterfall: Witnessing a waterfall in a dream may indicate a subconscious need for this emotional discharge. Alternatively, swimming or bathing under a waterfall can be interpreted as a desire for rebirth or transformation, akin to the psychoanalytic process itself. This act of purification suggests a yearning to cleanse oneself of past traumas or guilt, a common theme in psychoanalysis. Thus, such a dream may be a manifestation of the ego's attempt to reconcile with the id and superego, leading to a more harmonious psyche.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 of a waterfall is a spiritual call to embrace the flow of life and surrender to the divine current. It's a symbol of emotional and spiritual cleansing, a divine invitation to release old wounds and purify your soul. If you're bathing or swimming under a waterfall, it signifies a spiritual rebirth. You are immersing yourself in the healing waters of divine love, washing away past karma and emerging renewed. This dream is a sacred sign of spiritual awakening and self-realization. It's a divine message that you are ready to let go of the old and welcome the new with an open heart and soul.

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So whose interpretation of the dream makes the most sense for you?

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

Only you can say for certain. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a multifaceted thing to understand. Just about any object or image from a dream can represent multiple things — or be the result of multiple themes from our waking life.

Do you have a better analysis on dreams about a waterfall of your own? We'd love to hear your personal ideas to the comment section below.

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