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If you drown and die this dream denotes that others will be dependent on you. The questions you should ask are: was someone else drowning?

Were you saved in the dream? Did you save another? Did you die in the dream? Did another person in your dream die? Was it worrying?


To dream that you are frightening against drowning in a dream can be rather frightening. It is associated with one's emotions. Water is all about emotions. If the water is murky then this means troubles ahead. If you're drowning or battling to inhale, you might be going through feelings of stress and uncertainty in waking life. This type of dream also alerts you to definitely regions of your unconscious that should be faced.

In this dream you may have...

  • Seen family, friends or loved ones drown.
  • Struggled to breath in water.
  • Tried to climb up out of water.
  • Rescued others from drowning.
  • Seen yourself in the sea drowning.
  • Rescued someone before s/he drowned.

Positive changes are afoot if…

  • You rescued someone from drowning.
  • You did not die in the dream.
  • You experience joy and exhilaration in the dream (after the drowning instance).

Detailed dream meaning of drowning…

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The possibility of actually drowning can be rather worrying. Water is a symbol of our inner emotions. To drown and die means that we will be reborn. Thus, to drown in one's dream means that our emotions maybe all over the place. If panic was apparent in the dream it suggests emotional change in life. The more panic, the greater the emotional change. Seeing yourself floating in water (being able to breath) is common. It means that emotions are often overwhelming. What hides underneath the water? If it is muddy or murky this means that life is going to be difficult. Should you see yourself struggling in the water means emotions are going to run high in your life, swimming or sailing around a lake suggests contentment if you're drowning, this indicates anxiety.

For Jung, to drown in water is symbolic of a archetype. To drown in a bath suggest’s hidden depths. If you notice a other people drowning in your dream, it means that your existence is somewhat dark and hidden. To down in the sea, or struggle to breath means that something is stopping you moving forward. If you notice that you are drowning in a swamp, this might mean there are anxieties that undermine your confidence in waking existence.

To rescue someone from drowning is a positive dream it means others will reply on you.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dreamofdrowning in one's dream.


Scared. Worried. Surprised. Content. Anxious. Thankful. Admiring. Thirsty.

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