Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Rivers are representations of your feelings and the way that you emotionally are dealing with the world.

The water of the river represents your own feelings about life in general but sometimes will refer to a specific incident when other signs are present as well. Consider your feelings when you see a river.

In this dream you may have

  • Fished.
  • Been on a houseboat.
  • Swam.
  • Seen a river.
  • Had a river overflow into your yard.
  • Been swept away.
  • Been caught in a flash flood.
  • Seen a riverbed.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You see a healthy and strong river.

Detailed dream meaning

When you see a river in your dream, consider the feel of the river. Is the river raging and full of white rapids? Is the river low or high? Does the river look healthy? Is it located in the desert, mountain, or flat land? Is the river clean? The overall health and location of the river, as well as how it makes you feel is what is important in a river dream. The energy of the river – how fast it is going indicates your own energy levels in life right now.

Consider ways in which you may need to calm or relax when the river is raging and activities for rejuvenation Rivers tend to link to the streams of energy and motivation that we devote to particular issues and relationships in our lives. They may refer to the efforts put into a project or the efforts put into our jobs. They may also symbolize our energies devoted towards a difficult or consuming relationship. So look at these issues and problems and thoughts associated with these issues.

Consider the current and the purpose of the river. A natural and strong river is a healthy sign of emotional growth and is a good omen for your own mental wellbeing. It can also be a sign of recovery from mental health or processing past emotions. The healthy and strong river will cleanse the slate of your emotions. Dirty or polluted rivers indicate mental health, depression, stagnation, and lack of growth and sustenance. When you see a dirty river you need to take some time, serious time, to focus on your own mental and emotional status. Rivers can be healthy but still not clear. Sometimes you do not have all of the information to make a sound emotional decision or have mixed feelings. Allow more time for the water to clear before committing to anything emotionally.

Rivers are considered the life source in nature and where there is flowing water this indicates that the land is good to grow on, live on, and settle. Finding fresh water is a good omen for planning for the future, family planning, and settling down.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Settling down.
  • Giving yourself a mental health break.
  • Depression, addiction, and negative behaviors.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a river

Happy. Nice. Pleasant. Thirsty. Tired. Worn Out. Challenged. Vibrant. Curious. Dependent. Saved. Secure. Firm. Invested. Entertained. Relaxed. Calm. Serene. Excited. Jubilant. Jovial.

By Flo Saul
Oct 16, 2012