Drowning can be a scary and dangerous event to occur because it can cause death and other permanent injuries when not rescued fast enough. This complete drowning dream interpretations will list out the most common scenarios for your drowning related dreams.
Drowning typically depicts the feeling of being overwhelmed by emotions. Pay attention to the context of the type of drowning that you are suffering, the condition of the water, context of how drowning occurred, and finally the aftermath or the result of the drowning. All of these details can offer subtle clues to help you interpret the drowning dream.
Dream About You Are Drowning
Drowning in the dream typically suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions such as sorrow and depression.
Dreaming about drowning can be triggered hidden or repressed emotions resurfacing and coming back to haunt you. For example, if you see someone in the waking life that resembles someone that you have lost.
If the dream features doing active sports while being drowning such as swimming, it may suggest that you are going too fast and pushing yourself too hard. Consider slowing down to proceed more cautiously and slowly.
Lastly, drowning typically suggests dangers that can either be prevented or salvaged if rescued on time. It can also reflect your own personal fear of drowning.
When dreaming about almost or near drowning but didn’t, it suggest that you were able to avoid an uncomfortable situation in the waking life. Perhaps you were able to get out of dead end job that were taking away your life and spirit.
Dream About Drowning Someone
When the dream is about actively trying to drown someone into the water, it signifies the feeling or emotions that you want to repress about certain events or people. For example, if you had a bad break up with your ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend, you may dream about drowning them so that you will never have to think or face them ever again. The action of drowning does not necessarily mean that you want to murder them, but rather a reflection of you trying to repress you own thoughts.
Dream About Someone Else Drowning
To see someone drowning in your dream, and you feel hopeless and not able to do anything about, suggests that you deeply involved in something that is beyond your control. There is nothing that you can do to alter the outcome of the events.
When you feel emotionless when seeing someone else drowning, it represents a sense of loss in your own identity and feeling. You let those feelings fade away into the water without any signs of care.
To rescue someone from drowning in the dream indicates that you have successfully acknowledged your own emotions, or that you have the power to alter the course of your life.
If you fail to make the rescue, then it implies that you are numb from fear. Consider a situation in your waking life where you are letting fear dictate your actions.
When the drowning dream features a loved one close to you such as wife or husband drowning, it reflects your innate fear of losing the person due to health issues. If it your close family members that are drowning in the dream such as mother, father, brother, sister, it can suggest they are undergoing emotional or financial difficulties such as “under the water”.
Dream About Baby or Child Drowning
Seeing a child drown in a dream can be scary and worrisome. However, sometimes they are simply a reflection of fear of drowning happening to your children, or they can have other meanings.
In a child drowning dream, if the child is not your own, then a child might represent a young, creative or emotionally invested responsibility. Perhaps you are asked to put away your childish nature or side, to be able to face the harshness of the adulthood.
When you “know” that the child is yours, but you are actually childless in real life. The drowning child represent a project or job in danger. Perhaps the tide of events are going against you and you have limited ways of rescuing the job. For example, if you are in a retail job or a small business owner, the dream may be caused by a changing environment or a major competitor taking away your livelihood.
The gender of the drowning child can reflect the type of projects that is reflected in the dream. For example, a drowning son can reflect projects that are more dominant, assertive, and aggressive in nature, Perhaps it could be a take over attempt. Dreaming about a drowning daughter is typically more nurturing and family oriented in nature, perhaps it could be about a dying or a relationship in trouble.
To dream about your own child drowning, it can be a natural fear when your children are constantly involved in water related sports. Drowning is always a risk and possibility that can occur. It is your mind’s way of trying to remind yourself to be prepared and actively looking out for your children. In this case, a drowning son or daughter simply reflect your waking life son and daughter.
To observe a baby being drowned, it can reflect an idea or thought terminating early in the planning stage. The idea has ended before it has even started. Dreaming of rescuing or saving a drowning baby means that you are allowing yourself to be vulnerable and accepting help from others.
In the case of drowning dream, baby animals such as puppies or kittens typically relate to the baby more than their adult counterparts.
Dream About Different Drowning Locations or Scenarios
Drowning in a Middle of a Swimming Race
Drowning inside a dream in a middle of a swim race, suggests that you are pushing yourself hard against other opponents. Perhaps you are trying to compete with neighbors, coworkers, or friends with luxurious lifestyles. But you do not have the resources or stamina to keep up with their actions. You end up drowning yourself with debts or sadness that you can no longer keep up with them.
Drowning in a Pool or Bathtub
To dream of drowning in a swimming pool or in a bathroom while alone can indicate that the life the person has built for themselves is no longer sustainable. It can reflect bad spending habits in the waking life.
Drowning in a Car
Dreaming about drowning in a car submerged in water after an car accident, suggests that your goals may not go well as planned, and you will end up in a emotional depression when faced with future failures.
Drowning on a Sinking Boat
Drowning on a sinking boat suggests your inability to accept reality. You believe that you can handle your negative feelings, however staying on the sinking boat will lead to tragic results and end up eating you alive. Drowning on sinking boat is a reminder that your path is going down and you should act fast to get yourself out of the situations.
Drowning in the Ocean or Sea
To dream about drowning in middle of no where in the ocean after a plane crash, suggests inability to find stability. You are out of strength to continue floating and going against the wave of life. The dream can suggest that you have lost people whom you have relied on in waking life, you no longer have the support and the deepening sorrow is killing you, both mentally and materialistically.
Drowning in a River
To drown in a river in the dream, because of the ongoing current or stream of water, suggests that you cannot deal with the ongoing responsibilities or needs of daily life. You feel entrapped by all the things that life throw at you and you cannot gain a good foothold. If the river drowning occurred because of wrongful gauge of the water depth, it suggests that you need a better understanding of the dangers lurking in seemingly safe locations.
Drowning from a Tsunami or Other Natural Disasters
A drowning dream that relate to natural disasters such as storm, flood or even tsunami, reflects the different types of emotions that align with the event. For example, drowning cause by tsunami can typically relate to repressive emotions that have exploded and can no longer be repressed.
Drowning in Mud
Drowning in mud or dark dirty water suggests imbalances in your moral stability, something that is bad for you not only spiritually and morally. Perhaps you have been having an affair and cannot get yourself out of the situation, while you feel mentally bad about your actions.
Drowning in Blood
To dream about drowning in a pool of blood, suggest that you have recently made decisions that destroyed the livelihood of others. Drowning in blood can suggest that your guilt is overcoming you in the subconscious. However, if the dream features your lungs are drowning in your own blood and that you cannot breathe, it can be a fear of death coming from various type of trauma.
Drowning Under Ice Or Glass
To drown under a layer of ice or glass in the dream, suggests that you feel trapped by your situation emotionally. It suggests an overbearing relationship that you feel that you cannot get out of. It could be boyfriend or girlfriend who is suffocating you.
Dream About Drowning Animals
When you dream about drowning events that occur with animals, the animals almost always represent your own characters or someone else in your waking life. Try to relate the different drowning scenarios with the animal symbols to get better interpretations of the dream.
A drowning cat can usually symbolize you independent spirit, feminine sexuality, creativity, and power. Or it could relate to the female figures in your life that exhibit feisty cat like behaviors or attitudes.
A drowning dog usually symbolizes loyalty and friendship. Perhaps you have a friend who is undergoing emotional troubles. Or it could suggests that your work skill is getting out of touch with the real world.
A drowning horse relates to your ability to carry out life. It suggests that your emotions is hindering your ability to be mobile and flexible. It may be time to try to deal with the depression.