Dream symbol Water body


distancing, alienation, weaknesses, shadow sides, termination, old-fashioned views

There have been reports in the media where a human body has been found floating on a river or a dead body has washed up on the shore in the sea. The water accelerates the decomposition process and fish also enjoy exposed tissue, so that the face is often no longer recognizable. But from the DNA, this person can still be identified.

When a person drowns, his body first sinks into the depths of the water and later, due to the release of the gases in the body, receives a buoyancy again, so that the corpse appears on the surface of the water.

To dream of a water corpse is probably a horrifying image and it is probably understandable that one gets it with the fear at the terrible sight to do.

For dream research, the detail of whether the face of the corpse looks familiar or even if you see yourself as a floater serves as an important clue within the interpretation.

Dreams of dead people are usually interpreted positively by dream analysis, while water corpses, however, can be more of a trigger of fear and remind us of our own mortality.

Most frequent dream symbols

A corpse in the bathtub

The bathtub naturally serves as a place for personal hygiene. When we bathe ourselves in a dream, we wash away feelings of guilt and negative thought patterns. However, finding a corpse in the bathtub expresses chaotic states. The dreamer is in an opaque situation, where he should first of all put things in order to regain perspective. Or perhaps a stressful situation with a certain person should be cleared up for the first time.

General dream interpretation

In terms of general dream interpretation, the "floater" symbolizes a past event whose memory still weighs heavily on the dreamer and which he cannot easily get rid of. Although a clarifying discussion has already taken place with all parties involved, the shoe still weighs on the person's mind somewhere. When the floater appears as a dream symbol, he wants to ask the dreamer for his own good to finally shake off this mental burden.

The corpse, according to the general view, illustrates that an inner attitude is somewhat old-fashioned and has a limiting effect on the person. Holding on to these outdated beliefs and concepts, could get in the way of his life goals rather than help.

Furthermore, this dream image announces a warning to the dreamer that unpleasant situations and disappointments may lie in wait for the person concerned. The sleeping person must also expect a financial decline or loss. If the face of the floater is familiar to the dreamer, this represents a distancing and alienation from family and friends.

However, if the corpse from the water is a stranger in the dream, this prophesies a birth or even an intoxicating celebration in the family circle. According to popular interpretation, a corpse from the water, played by oneself in a dream, augurs a good omen. It embodies freedom from sorrow and stands for a long life.

Psychological dream interpretation

Psychological dream interpretation interprets the symbol of the floater as a sign of insurmountable problems of the dreamer. The person in question should be made aware of his negative thoughts and feelings through this dream, which he likes to repress. The subconscious is telling him to finally close the past and let it go.

In addition, this dream image "floater" is connected with special personal weaknesses and mistakes, which the person concerned holds against himself and thus sinks into feelings of guilt. He probably has the feeling to have failed in a concrete matter. But now, according to this dream, it should finally end.

The element of water is always related to the emotional world and the emotional level. The water corpse often reflects dead feelings on the dream level. Likewise, this dream image can also prophesy the end of a relationship, which would be the natural consequence after a long distance between the partners.

Spiritual dream interpretation

Dreaming of drowning refers to the symbol of immersion in the waters of the unconscious. The corpse in the dream brings to the surface the disordered circumstances and negative sides of the dreamer, which the subject should now become aware of.

For spiritual unfolding the dreamer is advised to deal more deeply with the shadow sides of his "I".


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