Water is the universal symbol for emotions. How water looks and behaves in a dream is very significant. Here are some meanings for different water dreams: A dream of drinking cold water is a sign of good luck.
Throwing or spilling water on anyone indicates a need to control your temper. Hot water foretells a season of social setbacks. Hearing or seeing running water predicts lasting happiness. Rising water indicates rising emotions.
A waterfall in your dream forecasts a happy rise in social status.
Turbulent, choppy waters, in which a dreamer fears being swamped or drowning, symbolizes that you are being overwhelmed emotionally.
Tidal waves may symbolize specific threats that loom in the distance. Being caught in a swift moving current suggests being swept up in your emotions. Cloudy water suggests lack of emotional clarity. Gently flowing water promises contentment and peace of mind. Clean, clear water suggests good sense and emotional clarity.
If you dream that you are able to breathe underwater, you are open to unconscious feelings and psychic awarenesses.
If you dream of having the power to control water, this symbolizes your spiritual and intellectual growth. You are not using your full potential – you have considerable energy and mental abilities, and you need to start using them to put your thoughts into action. Controlling water in a dream may also indicate a need to control your temper better.
To dream of walking on water means that you have supreme control over your emotions.
It may suggest that you should keep your emotions contained, so they don’t explode.
This dream can also symbolize faith in yourself.