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Bathing Swimming Dream Meanings

What does Bathing Swimming mean in dream?

Bathing, Swimming | Dream Meanings


From a spiritual perspective, any dream where water is involved suggests an act of cleansing or initiation. Communal bathing depicts innocence and sensuality combined.

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Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of bathing someone, it shows the need to nurture or to have an intimate connection with another person. We may have knowledge which can help or heal.

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Material aspects: When we dream of being in the bath, it may indicate the need for cleansing of some old feelings, the need to relax, to let go. We have an opportunity to contemplate what has occurred in the past and to adopt new attitudes.

To be wearing a bathing costume denotes a degree of permitted exposure.


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Gives gender - specific: For many women a bath can be a relaxing time of contemplation and can, therefore, have that significance in dreams.

For men, it is more likely to be functional and, therefore, a time of planning. You might like to read the entries for swimming, washing and water.


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The meaning of this dream depends entirely upon what is happening.

If it is in tbe open and the water is clear, then it shows success in business. But if the water is dirty, or muddy, or choked with weeds, then you may expect difficulty and trouble in you* work or profession.

If you are yourself taking a Bath indoors, it is not a good sign. I f the water is cold, it shows sorrow ; if hot, then separation from some friend or loved one, perhaps a quarrel if steam is seen.

To see yourself naked is a good sign in itself, but you must not be in water. See CLOTHES.


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1- When we dream of being in the bath, it may indicate the need for cleansing of some old feelings, the need to relax, to let go. We have an opportunity to contemplate what has occurred in the past and to adopt new- attitudes.

2- “I’o dream of bathing someone shows the need to nurture or to have an intimate connection with that person.

3- Communal bathing depicts innocence and sensuality combined.


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Being in a bath, or taking many baths, reveal an intense interest in the opposite sex.

To bathe with other people, gossip about the dreamer may be disturbing.

For a widow or widower, remarriage. Bathing in clear water, business expansion or renovation about the home. Physiologically, dreams of bathing may be due to physical discomfort. Psychologically they imply a guilt complex.


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Symbolic of cleansing yourself, Ex. 30:19-21. Also symbolic of a place of intimacy and exposure, 2 Sam. 11:2

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In clean, clear water, a dream of great good fortune; in muddy water, the reverse (Artemidorus). Symbolism obvious.

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Bathing in the sea (or swimming in the sea) foretells of good fortune beyond your wildest dreams.

If you bathe in a lake, your difficulties will soon fade away.

If you bath in a river, good surprises are coming towards you.

If you bathe with others in your dream, it means that someone close to you needs your help.


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Taking a bath in a dream may indicate a need to be soothed from stress and worry. It may also suggest cleansing the body of impurities.

A bathtub filled with water may suggest preparation for a spiritual or emotional cleansing.


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(See Cleanliness).

If one dreams of taking a bath in clean water with good results, he or she may expect an improvement in both material and spiritual conditions.


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The significance of this dream depends on several factors.

If you are taking a cold bath, the prediction is that you will meet with an unexpected rebuff or disappointment.

To dream of taking a warm bath means a new opportunity that will work out favorably for you.

A woman who dreams of taking a milk bath should be warned against careless association with men of whose intentions she does not feel sure.

Turkish baths signify that someone will apologize to you.


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Bathing in the river or sea and not experiencing any fear, panic or humiliation suggest deliverance from afflictions: if the observer of the dream is grief stricken, his grief will be removed an replaced with happiness; if he is suffering from a disease or sickness, he will be cured; if he is in straitened circumstances, Allah will grant him relief; if he is afflicted with debts, Allah will have them fulfilled; if he is imprisoned, Allah will grant him freedom. All this is in the light of this Qur’anic verse wherein He commands Ayyoob (AS) : Strike with you foot. This spring of water is for bathing, cooling and drinking. And We granted him his family and doubled their number as a special grace from ourselves and a commemoration for all who have understanding.

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If you dream of shopping for bathing suits, you may be worrying about being judged by others.

If all the suits feel tight or ill-fitting, you need to protect your reputation by cooling down your activities with boys.

If you try on lots of great suits, success is ahead for you.

If you dream of wearing a bikini, you want to fall in love. Also think about the color of the swimsuit(s) to get more meaning out of your dream.


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Symbol: Dreams about bathing and swimming are always symbols of cleansing and renewal.

Vision: Dreaming about swimming outdoors: everything is looking up because you are gaining strength and endurance. Taking a bath in cold water: your health is good, but you need to be more active. Taking a bath in hot water: illness or problems.

If the water in the tub is clear: a danger is passing, a situation is clearing up. Swimming in a lake with many waves: use your skills to solve a difficult problem and you will succeed! Swimming in murk)’ water points to a negative environment. See Brook, Foam, Water.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about swimming or bathing always point to an emotional cleansing, like a rebirth. Even if other people are bathing or being bathed, the dream always means your own renewal and cleansing.


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Staying on top of things and progressing in the waters of affliction; see “water”

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1. If swimming where people one is attracted to are also swimming, it indicates sexual attraction.

2. If swimming in the ocean, it indicates one is very independent.

3. If swimming in a pool, one is less daring than an ocean swimmer.

4. If swim­ming anywhere one senses danger, such as from a shark, there is concern about where one is working.


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(Employment; Knowledge; Prison) If a man ofknowledge sees himself swimming in the ocean in a dream, it means that he will attain his goals. Ifhe enters the water of the ocean then comes back to the shore in a dream, it means that he will commence his path of seeking knowledge then abandons it. Swimming in a dream also means going to jail. Swimming on sand in a dream means that one may be incarcerated; that his living conditions in his jail will be constricted, and that he will suffer in his prison from hardships equal to the difficulties he encounters during his swim in the dream.

If one sees himself swimming inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will work for a ruthless, wicked and an unjust employer who will entrap him in his service through a business deal. Consequently, God Almighty will help him out of his entanglements.

If one is afraid of swimming in the dream, it means that he is scared of someone in authority.

If he runs away from swimming in a dream, it means that he will escape from him.

If one sees himself entering waters where he can swim successfully in a dream, it means that he will engage in a major project,lead an important job, or acquire authority and power. Ifone swims on his back in a dream, it means that he will repent for a sin.

If he swims in the sea and finds its water stagnant in the dream, it means that he will serve someone in authority, though his job will bringhim nothing but trouble and the wrath of his employer. Ifhe still manages to cross the sea in his dream, it means that he will escape from dangers his employment could inflict upon him.

If he swims with fear in a dream, it means trouble, imprisonment, or a sickness he will endure depending on the type of needed efforts or distance he has to cross. Should he think in the dream that he will not be able to make it, then it means his death.

If he shows courage during his swim in the dream, it means that he will be able to escape from such a dangerous job. Troubled waters in a dream mean adversities. Swimming successfully across troubled waters in a dream means overcoming one’s adversities. Any sea or agitated waters in a dream represent the authorities or the state, whether it be a swamp, a lake, a pond, 424 a sea, or an ocean.

If one sees himself drowning in a river, or a lake, then ifhe is carried by others and laid on dry land motionless like a fish in a dream, this also means trials and adversities. Ifone is saved from drowningbefore he wakesup from his sleep in the dream, it means that he will triumph over his trials. Otherwise, ifhe dies from it in the dream, it means that he may die from such adversities. Ifduring his swim one meets a ship that pulls him out ofthe waters, or to which he holds or grabs, it also means escape from adversities.

If one drowns in the dream, it means that he may die as a martyr, though having previously indulged in many sins.

To walk on water, whether it is the sea or a river in a dream means good spiritual standing, religious assiduousness and a strong faith and determination. Walking on water in a dream also could be interpreted as ascertaining something about which one may have doubt, or placing one’s trust in God Almighty before embarking on a dangerous trip. (Also see Air)


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Symbolic of your life.

If you are being chased it can symbolize a spiritual enemy in your life.

If you are with friends and family enjoying yourself it can symbolize fun and relaxation in life.

If you are naked or topless while swimming it symbolizes a feeling of having your weaknesses exposed to other people


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If you are swimming in your dream you are most likely swimming through the “ ocean” of your unconscious and through the “ sea “ of your emotions.

The ease with which you are doing this activity will give you clues as to how well you are navigating through those very complex parts of yourself. Are you out of your depth or winning a race?


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-With the head above water, success; the head under water, denotes misfortune; to sink forecasts ruin (Raphael).

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If you dream you are swimming in the ocean towards shore it augers well for your business and financial affairs, though the profits gained will be through your hard work.

If you’re swimming in a pool, you’ll be unlucky in love.

If you see women in the pool, you will have luck with love.

If you see men in the pool, you’ll have luck in business.

If you see both sexes in the pool, you’ll experience both kinds of luck. Teaching someone to swim assures you good fortune.


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Example: ‘I looked at a large pool where a river surfaced.

A woman swam in it and was going to enter tunnels leading away from it. As I watched I saw some huge croco­diles swim towards her. With great speed and confidence she swam away, obviously being able to match the threat’ (Laurie V). Laurie explored the dream and found the swimming ex­pressed his growing confidence in meeting feelings which in past years had led to depression.

Generally, swimming shows confidence in dealing with the son of impacts, anxieties or emotions which cause some peo­ple to go under’, either in relationships, running a family or business, being able to meet the many influences, urges and thoughts in which we exist; expressive motivation, trusting oneself, life, and our sexuality. Swimming against cunent, tide: meeting opposition, either from within or others; moving against general opinions; feeling difficulties. Swimming un­derwater: taking awareness into what was unconscious. Swimming with other people: sharing common feelings, goals, etc.; connections with others. Diving in: taking the plunge in a new activity, relationship or way of life. Hanging about, not getting in: hesitation about a change or something new in life. Idioms: in the swim; swim against the tide; sink or swim. See pool.


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See Water. Relaxation, the world of feelings. It is often connected to liberation. Where is the swimming taking place and what is the condition of the water? According to Freud; urine and the life of the unborn. Also, a symbol of pollution.

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also see Drowning

1- Dreaming of swimming has much the same symbolism as immersion (see Immersion).

To lie swimming upstream in a dream would indicate that the dreamer is going against their own nature. Swimming fish can have the same symbolism as sperm, and therefore can indicate the desire for a child. Swimming in clear water indicates being cleanscd. whereas dark water could symbolise the possibility of depression.

2- Swimming in water will always be symbolic of the emotions, whereas swimming through the air connects with intellectual ability. I’o dream of being a good swimmer shows the ability to be able to handle emotional situations well, whereas being a poor swimmer in a dream could indicate the need to learn how to handle our emotions in a more positive way.

3- Swimming uses a lot of energy in getting from one placc to another. Symbolically it suggests that spiritual energy is being used up when we are moving towards a certain goal.


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To dream of swimming with your head above water means you will have good success.

To swim with your head under the water means you wall be weighed down with problems.

To swam in the nude means you will enjoy social successes.


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(see Sports, Water)

Water represents the intuitive nature and the subconscious.

The movement through this liquid indicates either a willingness to traverse hidden portions of the self, or focusing on a defined aspect of subconsciousness as the goal of your swim.

Success in a situation in which you were asked effectively to “sink or swim.”

Regulation of the feminine aspects of self so that instincts or emotions do not overcome rationality.

A balance between the spiritual and mundane, leaning slightly more toward spiritual matters depending on the amount of the body shown as immersed.


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Swimming in a pool may offer a refreshing experience and a release from tensions. It may represent a spir- ltual experience with others. Swimming in the ocean may indicate your readiness to explore the subconscious as well as your feelings.

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A maiden who dreams that she is swimming with someone, either man or woman, who is a much better swimmer, may look forward to a life of ease and many exciting love affairs.

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If the swimming is without effort and gives pleasure, this dream augurs a smooth and prosperous existence.

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Vision: Dreaming about swimming: you will be successful in life if you let yourself be guided by the strength of your character. Struggling with large -waves: difficult tasks are ahead, but don’t be discouraged. You’ll make it.

Depth Psychology: The water is a symbol of emotions, feelings, instincts, and urges. You have the ability (if you are a good swimmer in the dream) to live in harmony with them, or (as a nonswim- mer) have yet to integrate them into your personality. See Bathing, Water.


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The dream of swimming must be interpreted by using all the aspects of your dream to judge the extent of the good or bad signified by swimming.

If you dream you are swimming in the ocean coming toward shore you will have good fortune in business and financial affairs through your hard work.

To be swimming in a pool shows that you will be unlucky in love and if you see females swimming in the pool you will have luck with love, to see males you will have luck in business, and if you see both you will experience both types of luck.

If you are teaching someone to swim you will soon have an increase due to good fortune.


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Hard work confronts you, but if you Swim to shore, or reach your objective, then you will succeed in the end.

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Swimming is an archetypal dream image. It suggests that spiritual energy is being used as we are moving towards a particular goal. It is said in dreams to symbolize the womb experience.

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Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of being a good swimmer shows the ability to be able to handle emotional situations well, whereas being a poor swimmer in a dream could indicate the need to learn how to handle our emotions in a more positive way. Swimming in water will always be symbolic of the emotions, whereas swimming through the air connects with intellectual ability.

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Material aspects: Dreaming of swimming has much the same symbolism as immersion.

To be swimming upstream in a dream would indicate we are going against our own nature. Swimming fish can have the same symbolism as sperm and, therefore, can indicate the desire for a child. Swimming in clear water indicates being cleansed, whereas dark water could symbolize the possibility of depression.


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Leisurely swimming, such as at a beach, in a lake, or in a pool, implies good fortune and easy living ahead, unless the weather is bad, in which case danger could result from doing the wrong thing at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Swimming toward the shore indicates getting to where you want to go, but only with a lot of hard work. How difficult that will be depends on the circumstances (especially the weather) and the other symbols in the dream.

Swimming for your life in a storm warns of great difficulties ahead.

If you reach the shore, or if there is a star or lighthouse guiding your way, you will prevail.

Swimming in a meet implies an inner drive to improve yourself. See “Sports”.


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Dreams about swimming are related to the need to trust your instincts and look to past situations for answers to problems. They can also signify the need for nurturing or mothering in one’s life. Also see “Flippers”, “Swimming Lessons”, “Swimming Pool” and “Underwater”

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To dream about swimming lessons suggests that you are seeking some kind of emotional support. Pay heed to advice from an older and wiser female source - you could learn an important life lesson.

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Symbolic of a gathering place for people.

If the water is dirty it symbolizes evil activity around you


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To see a swimming pool full of water in your dream is lucky, symbolizing that you will find much happiness and pleasure in friendship, love and marriage.

An empty pool means trouble in love and friendship, or that you are not feeling enough affection in your life.


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Wading in clear water is a very good omen as it shows luck in all you are undertaking. Muddy water is a sign of bad luck, illness, or losses in love and money.

To dream of playing in the water foretells a wonderful love affair.

If the water is murky the affair will be violent.


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